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  • The Dot Matrix, Reloaded - How do you ban assault weapons when you can print them?

    01/25/2013 9:06:34 PM PST · by neverdem · 45 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 25, 2013 | Daniel Foster
    Defense Distributed's Cody Wilson Cody Wilson cheerfully describes himself as a crypto-anarchist. “Crypto” modifies “anarchist” in the sense not that it obscures it but that it points to a means: cryptology, code, communication, and technology as the last, best hope for a radical freedom. You meet a few anarchists, crypto and otherwise, hanging around on the fjords and isthmuses of the conservative continent, and like most of them, Cody is young, quick, bright, and vaguely terrifying. Or rather, what’s terrifying isn’t the dude — he’s quite pleasant — but the simultaneous casualness and precision with which he lays out the...
  • STUDENTS WARD OFF HOME INTRUDERS WITH AR-15

    01/25/2013 4:00:07 PM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies
    Human Events ^ | 1/25/2013 | Hope Hodge
    This week, two students at the Rochester Institute of Technology in upstate New York used an assault rifle that may soon be banned by law to frighten away armed burglars who had broken into their home. Local station ABC 13 reports that the students, Christopher Boise and Raymond (no last name given) were awakened in the wee hours Tuesday morning to noises coming from the basement. Boise got up to investigate and found two men, one with a gun pointed at him, at the bottom of the stairs in the lower level of his apartment. Hearing Boises cry of alarm,...
  • 15 Long Island RR Workers Charged In Alleged Copper Theft Scheme

    01/25/2013 10:46:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    CBS New York ^ | January 25, 2013 12:20 PM | (CBSNewYork/AP)
    A New York grand jury has indicted 15 Long Island Rail Road workers and two others accusing them of participating in the theft of copper wiring. The suspects surrendered Friday and said nothing as they turned themselves in to face charges, 1010 WINS Mona Rivera reported. Eight of the defendants pleaded not guilty on Friday morning. The remainder will be arraigned later in the day. Some of the workers accused in the scheme are accused of ripping up old copper wire as it was being replaced in Jamaica, West Islip and Babylon yards and instead of handing it over...
  • Italian tourist busted at posh East Side steakhouse for forgetting wallet (Arrested in NYC)

    01/25/2013 6:58:33 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 66 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/25/13 | KERRY BURKE AND JOE KEMP
    Welcome to New York, pal now go to jail. An Italian tourist spent his second night in the city behind bars after staff at an upscale East Side steakhouse called cops when he claimed he left his wallet at a friends place. Graziano Graziussi, a 43-year-old lawyer from Naples, is a regular at Smith & Wollensky but this time, barely 24 hours into his latest two-week stay in New York, he realized he didnt have his wallet on him when a waiter presented him with the $208 bill Monday night. I forgot my wallet, the clean-cut Graziussi told...
  • $60 Billion Sandy Bill Larded with Pork ( ACORN gets $ 16 Billion ? )

    01/25/2013 6:06:22 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 16 Jan 2013 | Wynton Hall
    Efforts to eliminate pork and offset spending from the Hurricane Sandy relief package failed ... ... Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) offered another amendment that added $33.7 billion ... the Frelinghuysen amendment. According to Patrick Louis Knudsen of the Heritage Foundation: One of the most stunning elements in the amendment is $16 billion for the Community Development Block Grant, a slush fund that states and localities can hand out pretty much anywhere they choose. The amendment contains several pages of language ostensibly aimed at restricting use of the funds, but also says they can be applied to other eligible events in...
  • Norwalk (CT) Rep. Lavielle Wants Wi-Fi On Metro-North Trains

    01/24/2013 2:21:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Norwalk Daily Voice ^ | 01/23/2013 | Vanessa Inzitari
    Metro-North commuters may be able to browse the Internet from their laptops, tablets and other devices using wi-fi as they travel to and from their destinations if state Rep. Gail Lavielle gets her way. Lavielle, R-143rd Districtwhich includes parts of Westport, Wilton and Norwalkproposed a bill that would require Metro-North to provide wi-fi access to passengers. The proposed legislation would also allow a private contractor to provide the service. Our hardworking commuters travel for hours every day on Metro-North, and they want to spend their time productively, Lavielle said in a statement. Commuters have seen a steep spike in their...
  • Linda Riss Pugach, Whose Life Was Ripped From Headlines, Dies at 75

    01/24/2013 2:04:31 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 23, 2013 | Margalit Fox
    She was 22, a sheltered, dark-haired Bronx beauty said to look like Elizabeth Taylor. He was a decade older, a suave lawyer who courted her with flowers, rides in his powder-blue Cadillac and trips to glittering Manhattan nightclubs. He was married, though not to her. Before long, tiring of his unfulfilled promises to divorce his wife, she ended their affair. He hired three men, who threw lye in her face, blinding her, and went to prison for more than a decade. Afterward, she married him.
  • Carolyn McCarthy Makes Impassioned Plea for New Assault Weapons Ban

    01/24/2013 1:36:27 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies
    politicker.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Colin Campbell
    Earlier this morning, Democratic lawmakers gathered in Washington D.C. to unveil the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, which is legislation that would ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips. The press conference announcing the bill featured New York Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, the legislations House sponsor, as its first speaker. Needless to say, Ms. McCarthywhose husband was killed in a 1993 shooting spree on the Long Island Rail Roadmade it clear it wasnt going to be a speech that stuck to the script. This battle has been a very lonely battle for many, many years, Ms. McCarthy began. You know,...
  • Show of "Assault Rifle" Scares Perps in Gun-Phobic NY (Surprised this got air time!!)

    01/24/2013 12:02:09 PM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 11 replies
    wham1180.com ^ | 1/23/2013 | Evan White
    (13-WHAM, Evan White) Early Tuesday morning, Christopher Boise heard a noise coming from the basement. As he walked toward the source of that noise, the RIT student noticed two men standing in the downstairs portion of his apartment. "They were waiting for me at the bottom of the stairs," said Boise. One of them had a handgun trained on Boise. Read more: http://www.wham1180.com/pages/localnews.html?feed=122742&article=10722226#ixzz2IvO1OFTT
  • RIT Students Accosted By Gunmen In Their Home

    01/24/2013 3:08:47 AM PST · by Revelation 911 · 22 replies
    wham13 ^ | 1/23/13 | evan white
    Rochester, N.Y. Early Tuesday morning, Christopher Boise heard a noise coming from the basement. As he walked toward the source of that noise, the RIT student noticed two men standing in the downstairs portion of his apartment. "They were waiting for me at the bottom of the stairs," said Boise. One of them had a handgun trained on Boise. Within moments, Boise screamed. His cries were heard by his roommate, Raymond. "It wasn't like a, 'I stepped by stepped on a piece of glass' kind of scream," Raymond said. "So, I instinctively went to my gun bag." Raymond owns...
  • Dream Act would provide aid to illegal immigrants

    01/22/2013 8:13:11 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    The Legislative Gazette ^ | January 22, 2013 | MICHAEL GORMLEY, AP
    Legislation to provide financial aid and other assistance to college-bound illegal immigrants is gaining political support in New York a year after the idea withered in Albany and Washington.
  • Cuomos adult-home order is crazy: critics

    01/22/2013 7:38:22 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/22/2013 | Chuck Bennett
    <p>The citys population of mentally deranged street people may explode because of new regulations signed by Gov. Cuomo last week that forbid privately run adult homes from accepting new residents, advocates warned.</p> <p>Hospitals cant discharge to us, said Jeffrey Edelman, who runs adult homes in Queens and The Bronx. Within a week, the hospitals will be starting to get backed up, and they are going to have big problems.</p>
  • Sheriff: Putnam Officials to Talk School Safety This Afternoon (County close to Sandy Hook had SROs)

    01/22/2013 5:42:22 AM PST · by FR_addict · 11 replies
    Southeast-BrewsterPatch ^ | 12/18/2012 | Southeast-BrewsterPatch
    "... By grim coincidence, even as the terrible events were unfolding in Newtown on Friday morning, the Putnam County Emergency Response Team (ERT) happened to be assembled for regular training in Carmel, and team members were at that very moment engaged in a mock scenario of an active-shooter in a school. The ERT is comprised of specially trained and heavily armed officers from the Sheriffs Office and the Carmel and Kent Police Departments. When news broke of the Newtown shooting, the Putnam County ERT commander called Newtown Police and offered to have the ERT respond to the Sandy Hook school,...
  • Sen. Schumer: NRA Fringe Group, Doesn't Represent Average Gun Owners, "Very Extreme"

    01/21/2013 2:35:12 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 57 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1-20-2013 | AWR Hawkins
    In comments made Friday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said the National Rifle Association (NRA) is a "fringe group" that is "very extreme." Moreover, according to Schumer, the NRA doesn't "represent average gun [owners]." Schumer says that during the 1990s the NRA used their lobbying power to fill background checks with loopholes, thus leading to a situation where "40 percent of all guns sold in American have no [background] check." You'll recall that Obama also used this "40 percent" claim when pushing for more gun control earlier in the week. This claim goes back to a 2011 study by Mayor Michael...
  • Cops Are Outraged That New York's New Magazine Limit Could Apply to Them

    01/21/2013 2:56:23 PM PST · by neverdem · 123 replies
    Reason ^ | Jan. 18, 2013 | Jacob Sullum
    In my column this week, I asked why police officers should be allowed to have so-called high-capacity magazines if they have no defensive value. Since "no one needs" to fire more than X number of rounds before reloading (and assuming that "need" should define what people are allowed to possess), why not apply the same limit to everyone? It looks like the New York legislature, which this week reduced the state's magazine limit from 10 rounds to seven, did take an evenhanded approachbut only by accident. According to DNAinfo.com and WABC, the ABC station in New York, legislators were in...
  • (NY Governor) Cuomos extreme abortion bill creates a civil war with Democrats, Catholics

    01/21/2013 4:08:44 PM PST · by NYer · 36 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 18, 2013 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    ALBANY, January 18, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – By promoting one of the most expansive abortion bills in American history, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has opened a civil war on two fronts: with his church and with elements of his own party. Cuomo is pushing for a massive expansion of access to abortion in the state, including lifting restrictions on third-trimester abortions, allowing non-doctors to perform the procedure, and enshrining a fundamental right to “terminate a pregnancy” in New York state law. Democrats for Life of America deemed the proposed bill “the most sweeping abortion legislation in the nation.” The Democratic...
  • Mr. President, Chicago's gun victims need you now

    01/21/2013 10:16:49 AM PST · by rellimpank · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 21 jan 2013 | Thomas Bevan
    Mr. President, please come to Chicago. In Washington on Wednesday, as you rolled out a slate of gun control measures quickly cobbled together in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, you said, "If there is even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there is even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try." If you believe those words, Mr. President, here is a heartfelt suggestion: Come back to your adopted hometown and personally host a summit that grapples seriously with the causes of and crafts meaningful solutions to ...
  • Dream Act would provide aid to illegal immigrants

    01/21/2013 9:35:32 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    The Record ^ | January 21, 2013 | Michael Gormley
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Legislation to provide financial aid and other assistance to college-bound illegal immigrants is gaining political support in New York a year after the idea withered in Albany and Washington.
  • 60.9% of all smokes in NY go untaxed

    01/21/2013 7:41:12 AM PST · by algernon_garnock · 23 replies
    HotAir ^ | 01-19-2013 | Jazz Shaw
    With all the nonsense thats been going on in the Empire State of late especially the Governors successful gun rantings - Id begun to worry that New York was doomed for mediocrity. But for better or worse, you just cant keep the government of this state down. If we cant lead in freedom, prosperity or employment, we can at least be the capital of piracy. (Cigarette smuggling piracy, that is.) The Midland, Mich.-based Mackinac Center has released smuggling reports in 2006 and 2009, in addition to its most recent report covering 2011. In 2006, the Mackinac Center estimated that...
  • Andrew Cuomo abortion bill outrageous, says Democrats for Life

    01/21/2013 6:49:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Are there such people as pro-life Democrats? We had a few in Congress a few years back, as I recall, but then they voted for the ObamaCare bill without language that permanently protected taxpayers from funding abortions. Nevertheless, there still seem to be a significant number of Democratic voters who remain pro-life, even if there doesn’t seem to be many Democratic politicians. One group in New York, Democrats for Life of America, is outraged over a new abortion-expansion proposal from Governor Andrew Cuomo in what is already arguably the abortion capital of the nation, which would eliminate parental notification requirements...