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  • Mayor Vows To Press On After NYC Soda Rule Nixed

    03/12/2013 5:25:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies ^ | March 12, 2013 | Jennifer Peltz
    NEW YORK (AP) - Eateries from corner delis to movie concession stands have gotten a last-minute reprieve from the nation’s first ban on big sugary drinks. But Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging them to shrink their cups and bottles, anyway.
  • Two people related to Fort Hood shooting speak in Rochester ( Hasan )

    03/11/2013 10:14:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    whec tv ^ | 03/11/2013
    Kerry Cahill and Nader Hasan spoke at the University of Rochester as part of the season for nonviolence. Nadar Hasan's cousin, Nidal, is the accused shooter. ... The two are scheduled to speak to high students at Nazareth College Tuesday.
  • Department of Veterans Affairs: We Will Not Comply With New York’s Gun Law

    03/11/2013 5:15:34 PM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 3 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 03/11/2013
    Citing a pesky little thing known as the Constitution of the United States, the Department of Veterans Affairs has vowed that they will not comply with a provision in the New York SAFE Act that requires doctors to alert authorities to people they deem “likely” to pose a threat. Via New York World: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said it will not comply with New York State’s new law requiring mental health providers to report potentially dangerous individuals to state authorities. The Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act, the sweeping gun-control law that goes into effect this week,...
  • Mayor Bloomberg: "We're Not Banning Anything; It's Called Portion Control"

    03/11/2013 1:25:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 93 replies ^ | March 11, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    ( – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the large soda ban set to go into effect this month at city restaurants, street vendors and movie theaters is how government tells the public what’s in their best interest. “We're not banning anything. It's called portion control,” Bloomberg said Sunday on CBS’s "Face the Nation." “It's a typical way that companies use to and governments use to explain to people what's in their interest and what isn't.”
  • Judge Halts New York City Soda Ban

    03/11/2013 12:41:19 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 106 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March11 , 2013 | MICHAEL HOWARD SAUL
    <p>A state judge on Monday stopped Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration from banning the sale of large sugary drinks at New York City restaurants and other venues, a major defeat for a mayor who has made public-health initiatives a cornerstone of his tenure.</p>
  • What, this? Kin say teen killed by cops owned no gun

    03/11/2013 9:32:26 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 11, 2013 | REUVEN FENTON and KIRSTAN CONLEY
    <p>Distraught relatives of a 16-year-old Brooklyn boy shot dead by cops claimed yesterday that the teenager didn’t own a gun and they’re “skeptical” about the cops’ version of how the incident went down.</p> <p>“He got shot six times, and the police didn’t get shot once,” fumed great-aunt Brenda Nunez of the shooting of Kimani “Kiki” Gray of East Flatbush.</p>
  • Arms Trade Treaty Pre-Conference Executive Brief Released

    03/11/2013 8:11:33 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 1 replies
    ammo Land ^ | MaR. 11, 2013 | Ammoland Staff
    New York, NY --( This e-brief “Unlikely Consensus” discusses the coming UN Arms Trade Treaty and the possible splinter organization that is forming and helps people make sense of what’s going on, in relation to export-minded firearms business, marketing shooting, hunting, or security products or services abroad. If things go one way, it looks like major regions of the world are going to close their doors to American exports in the form of follow-on non tariff barriers. The e-brief summarizes key context and factors, and estimates various scenarios and their probabilities. The research and analysis is based on insights from...
  • One Day Left: NYC Super-Sized Sugary Drink Ban Goes Into Effect Tuesday

    03/11/2013 6:24:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies ^ | March 11, 2013 | CBS New York
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Monday is the last day New Yorkers will be able to buysuper-sized sugary drinks in New York City. The cola crackdown goes into effect on Tuesday. The new regulation puts a 16-ounce limit on sugary drinks sold at city restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and street carts and applies to both bottled and fountain drinks.
  • City will now be armed with 17-ounce cups to make sure eateries aren't selling oversized beverages

    03/10/2013 9:07:04 PM PDT · by algernon_garnock · 44 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | 03-10-2013 | Tina Moore
    New procedures give restaurant inspectors cups that can hold 17 fluid ounces and they'll be instructed to issue a violation only when a cup is found to 'clearly exceed' 16 ounces. There will be no SWAT teams policing Mayor Bloomberg’s controversial new ban on large sodas and other sugary drinks starting Tuesday, but city inspectors will be armed — with 17-ounce cups. The Health Department plans to use regular restaurant inspections to make sure eateries are not selling sugary beverages in servings larger than 16 ounces. But the inspectors will have specially ordered cups to help them enforce the new...
  • NYC sex workers avoiding condoms due to fear of getting caught for prostitution

    03/10/2013 6:45:58 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 68 replies
    DNA ^ | March 6, 2013 | ANI
    New York - Carrying condoms has resulted in arrest for a growing number of women in New York. Experts said that the issue may be contributing to a public health crisis in which sex workers are beginning to use condoms less frequently. In an incident cited by Vice magazine, a New York woman was arrested and charged with “loitering for the purpose of prostitution” after an officer found a condom in her purse, the New York Daily News reported. The unnamed woman was wearing jean shorts and a “tight” shirt and had been standing outdoors for about 30 minutes. After...
  • Liberty from big soda (NY liberal nanny statism)

    03/10/2013 1:00:22 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | march 10, 2013 | marion nestle
    Barring any late legal surprises, Mayor Bloomberg's 16-ounce cap on sugary sodas goes into effect on Tuesday, March 12. After that, restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and food carts will not be permitted to sell extra-large portions of sugar-packed drinks. Stay calm. This does not signal the end of democracy in America. This is not the nanny state gone out of control. If we want Americans to be healthy, we are going to have to take actions like this - and many more - and do so soon -snip So-called "nanny-state" measures - like bans on driving while drunk, smoking...
  • After $10 million campaign, Rep. Dan Maffei says it's time to take money out of politics

    03/10/2013 11:11:27 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 15 replies
    © 2013 Syracuse Online LLC. All rights reserved ^ | March 10, 2013 at 7:05 AM | By Mark Weiner |
    Washington -- Rep. Dan Maffei, after winning the most expensive campaign on record for a Central New York congressional seat, says it is time to take the big money out of politics. Despite the millions of dollars in special-interest money spent on his behalf, Maffei says he's ready to change the system and back it up with tough legislation.
  • VIDEO: ‘Elevator Murder Experiment’ Goes Viral

    03/10/2013 10:01:50 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 35 replies
    Time ^ | March 07, 2013 | Erica Ho
    Video LinkWhat would you do if you accidentally stumbled upon a man getting strangled in an elevator? If this video, produced by ad agency Thinkmodo, is any indication, most of us would pretend to look the other way. As a marketing stunt for a new action thriller, Dead Man Down, starring Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace and Terrence Howard, the company staged a mock murder-in-progress in a New York City elevator and films the reactions of unsuspecting people trying to board. Though you have the odd person attempting to beat the attacker with a newspaper, some bystanders clearly pretend they didn’t...
  • Obama Must Condemn NY Times Race-Baiting Tactics, Black Group Says

    08/08/2009 7:45:36 PM PDT · by adanaC · 32 replies · 1,498+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Aug 7 2009 | Bob Parks
    The Project 21 black leadership network, New York Times liberal columnist Paul Krugman Obama Must Condemn NY Times Race-Baiting Tactics, Black Group Says Washington D.C. — The Project 21 black leadership network is condemning New York Times liberal columnist Paul Krugman for scurrilously pinning racist motives on critics of President Obama’s health care proposals. The group is calling upon President Obama to condemn all efforts to derail legitimate public debate, specifically including this effort to stifle debate with race-baiting tactics. “Paul Krugman is the one with race on the brain,” Project 21 Chairman Mychal Massie charged. “Specifically, he is using...
  • Racist madman to rot

    03/09/2013 10:09:28 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 28 replies ^ | March 9, 2013 | LAURA ITALIANO
    You’re just a vicious racist, a Manhattan judge said in sentencing a psychotic gunman to 240 years in prison for holding 15 white patrons of an East Village wine bar hostage 10 years ago. Steven Johnson — an AIDS-infected, unemployed Brooklyn barber — had burst into Bar Veloce on Second Avenue just before closing time on a June night in 2002, dousing everyone with kerosene and shouting, “White people are going to burn tonight!” One decade, one mistrial and one overturned verdict later, Johnson was up to his old tricks again at his sentencing yesterday — ranting about the economic...
  • Upstate Counties Lead Opposition to NY SAFE Act

    03/09/2013 9:26:28 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 18 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | March, 9th, 2013 | Timothy Knight
    Ever since its hurried and likely unconstitutional passage into law, the NY SAFE Act has faced considerable opposition from supporters of the second amendment in various forms: seven thousand marched on Albany, scores of lawsuits have been filed questioning its legality, and dozens of county governments have supported anti-SAFE Act resolutions. In fact, forty of sixty-two county governments within the State of New York have passed laws opposing the SAFE Act and calling for a repeal of its most egregious parts: such as limiting magazine capacity to 7 rounds, prohibiting the ownership of "assault weapons," and even limiting how many...
  • Lawmaker With Past Ties to Chávez tops U.S. Funeral Delegation

    03/08/2013 9:51:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 08 Mar 2013 09:01 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Rep. Greg Meeks will head up a U.S. delegation attending the funeral Friday of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, a decision by President Barack Obama that is drawing attention because of the congressman’s previous ties to Chávez. … Former Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Bill Delahunt is also part of the U.S. funeral delegation. Like Meeks, Delahunt drew criticism in 2005 for meeting the Venezuelan dictator to discuss a deal for discounted heating oil to help low-income residents of Massachusetts. …
  • New York Protest Rally One of the Largest Ever Held

    03/08/2013 2:31:27 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 8 March, 2013 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --( On Thursday, February 28, NRA-ILA, along with the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, held a rally to protest New York’s recent attack on the Second Amendment–the passage of the so-called S.A.F.E. Act. The rally drew more than 10,000 law abiding gun owners. According to the New York State Police, it was one of the largest rallies ever held at the State Capital. NRA President David Keene was the featured speaker and told attendees that NRA is committed to helping repeal the S.A.F.E. Act, saying NRA would do “whatever is necessary”–including going to court–to defend...
  • Prof forces students to lobby government to ban soda

    03/08/2013 12:04:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 8, 2013 | Robby Soave
    If students want to pass John Banzhaf’s law class, they’ll have to fight for increased government regulation in the food and beverages industry.Banzhaf, a law professor at George Washington University, will require his students to lobby state and local governments to ban sugary beverages, according to a press release. The release was put out by Banzhaf himself, who summarized the objective as “Undergrads Required to Lobby for Obama Policy.”“Some 200 undergrads will be asked to contact legislators in their home cities, counties, or states asking them to adopt legislation similar to that already adopted in New York City … banning...
  • Democrat Assemblyman’s Comments About “Sexy” Underage Girl Led to 911 Call, Child Abuse Report

    03/08/2013 12:02:00 PM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 11 replies
    Downstate Democrat Assemblyman Vito Lopez not only leered at a 14-year-old intern and encouraged other women in his office to dress as “sexy” as the teen does, but his remarks were so startling that it prompted another staffer’s mother to call 911, and the police to file a sexual harassment/child abuse report, according to the Daily News. Remember, this is the same man that Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver used hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to shield from sexual harassment charges. We reported on this incident last month. Here’s a little background…
  • Hillary Clinton Trounces Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, and Paul Ryan in New Poll (For POTUS 2016)

    03/07/2013 9:42:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Politics USA ^ | 03/07/2013 | Jason Easley
    A new Quinnipiac University poll found that Hillary Clinton would trounce any of the top three Republican 2016 contenders, but Vice President Joe Biden would lose to Christie, struggle against Ryan, and defeat Rubio. If the election were held today, former Sec. of State Clinton would have an easy time against either Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, or Paul Ryan. Clinton would defeat Sen. Marco Rubio 50%-34%. She would also win by double digits over Rep. Paul Ryan 50%-38. The Republican that would give her the most trouble is the one that the conservative base likes the least. Clinton would defeat...
  • Schneiderman v. New York

    03/07/2013 6:58:37 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies
    New York Sun ^ | March 5, 2013 | Masthead Editorial
    One question hovering over the voting rights case now before the Supreme Court is whether there should have been a special counsel appointed to represent New York. The case involves the question of whether... --snip-- It used the power when, in 1965, it enacted what is, in the Voting Rights Act, one of the most glorious laws ever entered into the United States Code. It admitted African Americans to the political process and spelled the end of the Jim Crow era. Section 5 of the law, however, has been much fought over. It deals with certain states or jurisdictions that...
  • Officials: 80 Percent Of Recent NYC High School Graduates Cannot Read

    03/07/2013 3:11:25 PM PST · by SMGFan · 175 replies
    It’s an education bombshell. Nearly 80 percent of New York City high school graduates need to relearn basic skills before they can enter the City University’s community college system. The number of kids behind the 8-ball is the highest in years, CBS 2′s Marcia Kramer reported Thursday. When they graduated from city high schools, students in a special remedial program at the Borough of Manhattan Community College couldn’t make the grade. They had to re-learn basic skills — reading, writing and math — first before they could begin college courses.
  • Hey, NYC! The mayor has his fingers on your volume control

    03/07/2013 9:10:45 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | March 7, 2013 | The New York Post
    <p>Mayor Bloomberg - who has already cracked down on smoking, trans fats, salt and super-sized drinks - is embarking on a new crusade: preventing New Yorkers from going deaf.</p> <p>Hizzoner's health officials are planning a social-media campaign to warn young people about the risk of losing their hearing from listening to music at high volume on personal MP3 players, The Post has learned.</p>
  • US man facing jail for laughing too loudly

    03/06/2013 10:56:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:29AM GMT 07 Mar 2013 | (Source: Reuters)
    A man from Long Island, New York, is facing up to 30 days in jail and a $500 fine after a neighbor complained to police he was laughing too loudly. Police issued Robert Schiavelli, 41, two tickets for disturbing the peace for laughing out the window of his home in Rockville Centre on Long Island at about 6 pm on Feb. 12 and Feb. 13, his lawyer said. …
  • Al Gore Sued Over Current TV Sale to Al Jazeera (Exclusive)

    03/06/2013 9:55:36 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 3/6/2013 | Eriq Gardner
    Current TV's $500 million sale to Al Jazeera has prompted a lawsuit that claims co-founder Al Gore originally was opposed to the deal but had a "change of heart" on selling his cable network to oil-rich Qataris. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in San Francisco Superior Court by John Terenzio, who presents himself as a highly regarded media consultant, executive and TV producer who conceived the idea for the distribution of an American version of Al Jazeera. Now, Terenzio claims that he has been cut out of the lucrative deal.
  • Man held without bail in NY couple's deadly crash

    03/06/2013 10:09:25 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 15 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 3/6/13 | COLLEEN LONG
    NEW YORK (AP) — A man suspected of fleeing the scene of a grisly New York crash that killed a pregnant woman and her husband was arrested at a Pennsylvania convenience store on Wednesday after a friend arranged his surrender, and he was ordered held without bail. -snip- Acevedo is accused of speeding down a Brooklyn street at 60 mph early Sunday and crashing into a car carrying Nachman and Raizy Glauber. The Glaubers, both 21 years old, died Sunday, and their premature son, delivered by cesarean section, died Monday.
  • The Dow Isn’t Really At A Record High (And It Wouldn’t Matter If It Were)

    03/05/2013 10:08:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    NPR / Planet Money ^ | March 5, 2013 11:53 AM | Jacob Goldstein
    Just a quick, cranky reminder: Despite what you may have read, the Dow Jones industrial average did not hit a new high today in any meaningful sense. After adjusting for inflation, the Dow was higher in 2000 than it is today. It was also higher in 2007. It would need to rise another 10 percent or so to hit an all time high in real (i.e., inflation-adjusted) terms. … There are other, less arbitrary indexes of the U.S. stock market, such as the S&P 500, which tracks 500 (rather than just 30) big U.S. companies. The S&P 500, for what...
  • Mysterious 'drone' sighting near JFK Airport sparks FAA investigation

    03/05/2013 8:28:11 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 5, 2013 | Thomas Durante
    A possible drone sighting near JFK Airport has led to a federal investigation after a pilot spotted the unknown flying object as he landed a commercial jet yesterday. The Alitalia pilot was in his final approach into JFK over Brooklyn, New York, just after 1pm when he saw something hovering about 200 feet away. Sources told the New York Post that the 'drone' was black in color, and had helicopter rotors on its corners. The FAA said that all flights landed without incident, and the agency is currently investigating. The Post reported that the Joint Terrorism Task Force is also...
  • Obama's EPA Nominee Vowed Not 'To Sit Around and Wait for Congressional Action'

    03/05/2013 7:58:11 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    cns ^ | March 4, 2013 | Joe Schoffstall
    Barack Obama on Monday nominated Gina McCarthy to replace Lisa Jackson as Environmental Protection Agency administrator. McCarthy, who currently heads the EPA's air and radiation office, has vowed "not to sit around and wait for congressional action" when issuing environmental regulations. On May 1, 2010, in the keynote address for the Green Education Celebration at University of Massachusetts in Boston, McCarthy said she did not go to Washington to wait for congressional action and she said she did not intend to do so in the future.
  • Northrop Grumman to move 850 jobs off Long Island (NY)

    03/05/2013 5:13:56 AM PST · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    newsday ^ | march 4, 2013 | TOM INCANTALUPO
    Northrop Grumman Corp. said Monday that it will move 850 jobs off Long Island by next year, leaving just 550 workers out of a workforce that exceeded 25,000 in the 1980s. The jobs are going to Florida and California in the latest cost-saving consolidation of functions by the aerospace company. It's acting in the face of steadily declining Pentagon budgets, including those in the current automatic spending cuts known as the sequestration. An unknown number of the 850 workers will be offered transfers, company spokesman Randy Belote said. The consolidation is expected to be completed sometime next year.
  • Hundreds in Onondaga County attend public hearing on NY's SAFE Act

    03/04/2013 9:34:50 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies ^ | March 5, 2013
    Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Hundreds of people lined up in Syracuse to call for a repeal of New York’s SAFE Act on Monday. A majority of counties across the state have already passed resolutions opposing the new gun laws. Before legislators in Onondaga County vote, they opened up the floor for comment and plenty of gun owners had a lot to say. “Why was it passed so quickly? Why was it passed so fast without any input by constituents?” asked one person. After two hours, in standing room only, all but one person in the crowd pushed local legislators to join...
  • Jihad? What Jihad? Media Shrug At Islamic Threat

    03/04/2013 3:19:42 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    IBD ^ | 03/01/2013
    <p>Even in red-state Texas, educators are indoctrinating kids into the Islamic faith. At Lumberton High School, a geography class was recently told to dress up in Islamic garb — including burqas — and refer to the 9/11 hijackers not as terrorists but as "freedom fighters."</p>
  • Court to review speedy approval of NY gun controls

    03/04/2013 11:56:47 AM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Mar 01, 2013 | NA
    ALBANY, N.Y. - A group of 1,200 New Yorkers has forced a court review of whether New York's new gun controls were rushed into law in violation of the state constitution. Robert Schulz, of Warren County, calls Gov. Andrew Cuomo a "king" for pushing through the nation's toughest gun law by suspending the three-day review usually required before votes on bills. It's been 6 weeks since New York's SAFE Act was signed into law, banning defined assault weapons and high capacity magazines. Since then, thousands of people have rallied, and Friday, a court order forcing a review of whether the...
  • Newborn Dies After Parents Killed in Hit-Run Accident

    03/04/2013 10:45:58 AM PST · by Borges · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/4/13 | ANTHONY CASTELLANO
    The premature baby who initially survived after its parents were struck by a car and killed while they were on their way to a New York hospital has died, a family neighbor said. Isaac Abraham, a community leader in Brooklyn and a neighbor of the dead couple, confirmed the death of the baby this morning. The baby died from injuries overnight at New York's Bellevue Hospital. The baby, who was about 3 pounds, sustained brain and other internal injuries, Abraham said. Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21, were killed early Sunday morning in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a tight-knit neighborhood made up...
  • Letting Wall Street hang: NY leaders shrug at job losses

    03/04/2013 7:21:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03/04/2013 | Charles Gasparino
    It’s one thing for President Obama to attack Wall Street as the place fat cats roam free as proof, a class warrior justifying all the mainly useless banking regulations he’s imposed since the 2008 financial crisis. It’s quite another thing for New York’s elected officials to let him get away with the big lie that’s costing New Yorkers jobs and squeezing our finances. In other words, where’s Chuck Schumer when you need him? MIA, it turns out. Ditto for our other senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. As new banking regs continue to take effect, Wall Street keeps shrinking,...
  • Bloomberg booed at annual St. Patrick’s Parade in storm-ravaged Rockaways

    03/03/2013 8:13:18 PM PST · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3/3/13 | KEVIN SHEEHAN and KATE BRIQUELET
    Mayor Bloomberg was booed yesterday as he walked in the annual St. Patrick’s Parade in the hurricane-ravaged Rockaways. The jeers grew so loud toward the end of the Queens parade that mayoral candidate and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn appeared to break away from the mayor to march separately. A spokesman for Quinn later said she always intended to walk separately from the mayor. Locals didn’t spare their ire over the area’s slow recovery, hoisting signs reading, “Mr. Mayor, we need jetties” and “Listen to the Rockaways.” “We’ve been dying down here, up to our ears in muck trying to...
  • Bloomberg Calls On State To Implement Sugary Drink Ban

    03/03/2013 9:47:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 25, 2013 5:03 PM
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg has urged New York State to adopt his ban on large sugary drinks. The city has jurisdiction over restaurants, movie theaters, fast food restaurants and street carts, but not supermarkets or convenience stores that do not serve prepared foods. “The state should do exactly the same thing in stores,” Bloomberg told reporters including WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb. …
  • Mayor Bloomberg says to lose weight you have to eat less

    03/02/2013 4:55:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 1, 2013 | David Seifman
    <p>Only you're probably not going to like his advice for losing weight -- just eat less.</p> <p>"If you eat less than 2,000 calories you'll lose weight," the mayor said on his weekly WOR radio show today. "If you eat more than 2,000 calories, you'll gain weight. Now some things metabolize more quickly than others. And everyone says I should go on this kind of diet or that kind of diet. Don't eat and you'll lose weight."</p>
  • ..Female tourist left bloody and distraught after being brutally attacked by Times Square

    03/02/2013 8:03:41 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 58 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 1, 2013
    A neatly dressed tourist taking pictures in Times Square was caught off guard when a visibly agitated woman blocked her path and then attacked her. The 34-year-old long-haired blonde woman was walking with a friend and photographing their surroundings with a point-and-shoot camera when the aggravated passer-by confronted her and stood in her way. The confrontation at West 46th Street and Broadway, across the street from a Forever 21, led to a verbal exchange which quickly turned into a scuffle.
  • NY State Supreme Court: Gov. Cuomo Must Prove New Gun Laws are Constitutional (VIDEO)

    Do New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new draconian gun laws pass constitutional muster? This is a question to be debated in the state Supreme Court following a lawsuit that was filed by Buffalo-based attorney James Tresmond. In the lawsuit, Tresmond challenges the constitutionality of the NY SAFE Act on the grounds that it violates not one’s Second Amendment rights, but one’s Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment protections against government seizure of private property without “due process and just compensation.” In an interview with the Utica Observer-Dispatch, Tresmond explained how his two plaintiffs, both gun owners who possess ‘assault’ weapons and ‘high’-capacity...
  • New York’s clueless GOP

    03/01/2013 1:01:23 AM PST · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | march 1, 2013
    Ever since the American voter gave Mitt Romney a drubbing in the November election, the best minds in Republican circles have been debating how to revive the battered GOP brand. You might think this would be a special priority for New York City, where Romney captured just 18 percent of the vote. You might think in a sluggish economy, there’s an opening for a party that distinguishes itself from the usual run of candidates vying to out-spend, out-tax and out-regulate their rivals. You might even think conservative and Republican leaders would be looking for ways to make this year’s vital...
  • It's official: Gas tax going up ( California )

    02/28/2013 11:03:21 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | Feb. 28, 2013 | Jonathan Horn
    The tax you pay on a gallon of gas will rise by 3.5 cents in California come July 1. The state Board of Equalization voted 3-2 on Thursday to increase the excise tax about 10 percent, from 36 cents per gallon to 39.5 cents per gallon. The increase is partly due to a $157 million shortfall in gas-tax revenue in fiscal 2012, and also a projection of less consumption by California drivers. ... A January study by the American Petroleum Institute listed California's gas taxes as second highest in the nation behind New York. After the July 1 tax increase,...
  • Thousands attend Pro-2nd Amendment March, Albany, NY 2-28-13 (Pictures)

    02/28/2013 3:11:18 PM PST · by ICE-FLYER · 53 replies
    2-28-13 | Iceflyer
  • MASSIVE TURNOUT at Hudson Council Meeting After Lib Alderman Slams “Psychotard” Gun Owners

    02/28/2013 5:52:20 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 28, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    When Hudson Alderman David Marstan responded with a torrent of foul and abusive language to an email from NYS Organizer for Guns Across America Joanna Johnson-Smith urging him to reject the city’s proposed gun ban on city property, including for permit-holders, it’s unlikely he anticipated the backlash headed his way.
  • The Race For California’s Shale Is On!

    02/27/2013 4:29:46 PM PST · by dennisw · 17 replies
    dailyreckoning ^ | 2 27 13 | Posted By Matt Insley
    It’s America’s final frontier for shale. And the payout will be huge. Get this… If you add up the recoverable resource estimate for the oft-mentioned Bakken formation in North Dakota, as well as the Eagle Ford in South Texas… then DOUBLE it, you’ll get close to the number of recoverable barrels of oil that remain trapped in the heart of this untapped “mega” shale deposit. Put another way, according to the US Energy Information Administration, this one massive shale play represents 64% of the total recoverable shale oil resource base in the country. It’s the big kahuna, and today we’ll...
  • Biden to Address AIPAC Policy Conference

    02/27/2013 6:33:36 AM PST · by haffast · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | First Publish: 2/27/2013, 4:09 PM | By Arutz Sheva staff
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference next Monday, it has been confirmed. His speech comes just ahead of President Obama's anticipated visit to Israel later in the month and amid renewed concerns regarding Iran’s nuclear program. The 2013 conference, which will be held March 3-5, in Washington, D.C., will also feature addresses by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, House of Representatives, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), House of Representatives Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD),...
  • Cuomo Announces Plans To Modify Gun Control Law To Exempt Film Industry

    02/27/2013 3:50:27 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    CBS NewYork ^ | February 27, 2013
    Just a month after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the strictest gun control law in the country, state officials plan to make some exemptions. The law toughened restrictions on military-style rifles and high-capacity semiautomatic handguns, but those restrictions will be changed so those types of weapons can be used on the sets of television shows and movies being shot in New York.
  • Hikind apologizes for wearing blackface at Purim party - says offending anyone 'was not the...'

    02/26/2013 10:12:44 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies
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    02/26/2013 9:39:01 PM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies
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