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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
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/ ^ | 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
    http://cnsnews.com/blog/ ^ | March 11, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) – 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 --(Ammoland.com)- 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
    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/ ^ | 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 | mweiner@syracuse.com
    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
    nypost.com ^ | 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
    ammoland.com ^ | 8 March, 2013 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- 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…