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  • Poll: GOP NYers ditch Democrat Cuomo after gun law

    03/19/2013 11:13:18 AM PDT · by pacificpundit · 19 replies
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A poll shows New York Republican voters for the first time disapprove of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's performance following the Democrat's push for a gun-control bill. The Quinnipiac University poll finds 55% of Republican voters disapprove of Cuomo, with 27% approving of his job performance. In December, 74% of Republicans approved of Cuomo's performance.
  • Mexican man charged with raping six-year-old girl in Wayne County

    03/19/2013 3:52:31 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies
    WHEC TV Rochester NY ^ | 03/18/2013 9:57 PM
    A Mexican man was arrested and charged with raping a six year old girl in Wayne County in 2011. Dagoberto Ruiz-Barrios, 41, of  Tuxtla Gutierrec, Mexico, is charged with three counts of predatory sexual assault against a child, rape, and two counts of criminal sexual act. State Police say Barrios say he raped a six-year-old girl in July 2011 in Clyde, New York. Barrios was arrested in Atlanta, Georgia on March 15 and was extradited to Wayne County. He is in the Wayne County Jail without bail.
  • Bloomberg wants to ban tobacco on display

    03/18/2013 11:08:35 AM PDT · by algernon_garnock · 77 replies
    My Fox NY ^ | 03-18-2013 | The Associated Press
    A new proposal would require New York City retailers to keep tobacco products out of sight under a first-in-the-nation proposal aimed at reducing the youth smoking rate, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday. The legislation would require stores to keep tobacco products in cabinets, drawers, under the counter, behind a curtain or in other concealed spots. They could only be visible when an adult is making a purchase or during restocking. "Such displays suggest that smoking is a normal activity," Bloomberg said. "And they invite young people to experiment with tobacco."
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WABC AM,March 18-22,2013

    03/18/2013 10:54:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
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  • Weiner rage comes to a head

    03/18/2013 8:38:55 AM PDT · by dead · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 18, 2013
    Disgraced pol Anthony Weiner is potentially climbing back into politics after recently spending more than $100,000 on campaign consulting and polling...snip “Weiner has recently been telling pals that ‘when Hillary is president,’ he will get his revenge...”
  • NYU student invents wound-closing goo

    03/18/2013 8:06:54 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 25 replies
    Ny Post ^ | 3/18/12 | By BOB FREDERICKS
    NYU student invents wound-closing goo By BOB FREDERICKS A brainy NYU student has cooked up a magic gel that he says can stop even heavy bleeding — an invention that could make routine bandages obsolete. Joe Landolina, 20, an Ulster County native and NYU junior, says his Veti-Gel almost instantly closes and begins healing even major wounds to internal organs and key arteries. “There’s really no way to quickly stop bleeding except to hold lots of gauze on a wound,” Landolina told The Post. “I thought if you could pour this gel into a wound, it would solidify and stop...
  • The Obama Admin, NY Times, and the Islamist

    03/10/2013 11:32:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | March 10, 2013 | Michael Youssef
    Not only is The New York Times editorial page known for often being thin on facts, it is known for its cheerleading of the Obama administration—especially the administration’s shortsightedness regarding the Middle East. To prove that point, they recently published their March 4 editorial: Egypt Needs to Act. In the course of attempting to make their argument, the Times not only butchered the facts, they praised the terrible decision by the Obama administration to hand Egypt wads of US money. Go figure. They hailed Obama’s decision to send $250 million of hard-earned, taxpayer money to the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt...
  • Kerry Kennedy says she took sleeping pill accidentally and fights to dismiss drugged-driving charge

    03/10/2013 7:37:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/8/13 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Kerry Kennedy argued Friday that the drugged-driving case against her should be dismissed because she accidentally took a sleeping pill and because the only damage done was to her pride and her famous name. In a 99-page motion filed in North Castle Town Court, Kennedy and her lawyer also recount her work for social justice and include a large file of glowing letters from friends and relatives. Kennedy is the ex-wife of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the daughter of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and the niece of President John Kennedy. She was arrested July 13 after police said her Lexus swerved...
  • H.J.Res. 15: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal...

    03/17/2013 8:30:08 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 31 replies
    ... amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President. Introduced: Jan 04, 2013 (113th Congress, 2013–2015) Sponsor: Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15] Status: Referred to Committee H.J.Res. 15 proposes repealing presidential term limits. Rep. Serrano (D-NY), the resolution's sponsor, has proposed similar legislation in every congressional session since 1997 --- during the tenure of presidents from ... (read more)
  • Weiner prepares for possible political comeback with $100,000 polling (Let the Jokes Begin Again!!!)

    03/16/2013 8:07:42 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 63 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 16, 2013 | DAVID SEIFMAN
    Weiner may not be roasted just yet. Disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner spent $106,500 this month on two polls, apparently to test the possibility of staging what would be a stunning political comeback, according to campaign filings yesterday. “When you spend $50,000 on a poll, that’s the real thing,” said one political insider. “You’re getting everything you can find out from voters. This guy spent a hundred grand.”
  • VA Rejects New York’s Gun Control Law Mandating Mental Health Reporting (w/video)

    03/16/2013 3:46:46 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies ^ | March 14, 2013 | By S.H. Blannelberry
    On Monday, the federal Department of Veterans Affairs told New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to take his new gun law and shove it where the sun don’t shine. To clarify, Gov. Cuomo’s NY SAFE Act requires mental health professionals to turn over to the government the names of patients that may be at risk of hurting themselves or others, so that bureaucrats can then decide whether that individual’s Second Amendment rights should be terminated and his/her guns confiscated. Okay, to be honest, the VA didn’t literally say, ‘Shove it!’ But they did adamantly say that they would not comply with...
  • Suspect in NY slaying, child rape, beaten in jail

    03/16/2013 3:36:05 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 52 replies
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A man accused of killing a Syracuse woman and raping her 10-year-old daughter during a carjacking was beaten and suffered a broken nose on his first day in jail, authorities said. David Renz had a swollen face and tissues stuffed up both nostrils when he appeared in federal court Friday to face a probation violation charge.
  • Anti-Weed N.Y. Assemblyman Steve Katz Charged With Possession (Republican)

    03/16/2013 3:00:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 3/16/13 | Joe Coscarelli
    Westchester County Republican Assemblyman Steve Katz was pulled over yesterday morning for speeding and hit with a possession charge when an officer recognized the distinct smell of marijuana. "He was alone and cooperative," said the police, who ticketed him for a small baggie and going 80 in a 65 mph zone. Katz was oddly arrested twice for allegedly mishandling dogs when he worked as a veterinarian, but both cases were dismissed. Last year, he voted against legalizing medical marijuana, although maybe this will be his Portman moment. The assemblyman sits on Assembly committees for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, as well...
  • Soda-Obsessed Mayor of Illiterate City to Convene Climate Change Summit in World’s Rape Capital

    03/15/2013 10:18:50 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 31 replies ^ | March 15, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    80 percent of New York City high school students seem to have some trouble reading, but Mayor Bloomberg has no time for them. He’s too busy dealing with serious issues, like soda sizes, gun control in Illinois and the impending destruction of the planet. A summit of city mayors will convene in February of next year in Johannesburg, to discuss ways to fight global climate change. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who serves as chairman of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, said, “Cities around the world… are taking meaningful actions that have quantifiable outcomes… we are having a real impact combating...
  • SWAT officer attracts ridicule after he’s pictured with his rifle sight on backwards

    03/16/2013 12:35:50 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2013 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    A SWAT team in upstate New York is being mocked as an example of the difference between military and police training after an officer was captured peering through a backwards sight on his combat rifle. As users on the military Reddit were quick to point out when the image was posted, the reverse sight makes it effectively useless. Users mocked the SWAT officers training and some went so far as to question the motives of some of the men serving in local law enforcement.
  • Woman killed, child raped in NY mall carjacking

    03/15/2013 7:33:17 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 74 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 15 March 2013 | By GEORGE M. WALSH | Associated Press
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A man previously charged with having child pornography cut an electronic monitoring device off his ankle before carjacking a woman, fatally stabbing her and raping her 10-year-old daughter, authorities said. David J. Renz abducted the school librarian and her daughter as they left a gymnastics class at a mall in the Syracuse suburb of Clay, about 150 miles west of Albany, on Thursday night, state police said Friday. Renz bound both victims, raped the girl and drove a short distance to a spot where the girl escaped and was found by a passing motorist, troopers said....
  • New York-based Muslim extremist group demands court halt publication of book

    03/15/2013 5:59:51 PM PDT · by wesagain · 25 replies
    Act for ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | Brigette Gabriel
    The Muslims of America based in Hancock, Delaware County, is suing Martin Mawyer and his Christian Action Network for $3 million in federal court in Syracuse, seeking to halt the continued publication of his book, ‘Twilight in America’ – the Untold Story of Islamic Training Camps in America.” (h/t Andrea K) The book takes aim at Muslims of America with false claims that have put the group’s members in fear of violent attacks from Mawyer’s followers, the lawsuit said. The co-author of the book, Patti Pierucci, is also named as a defendant. The Christian Action Network isn’t the only...
  • Jailed cop killer slinging threats and gang signs

    03/15/2013 4:41:57 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/15/13 | John Marzulli
    'Not a model prisoner,' says attorney of Ronell Wilson COP KILLER Ronell Wilson has been misbehaving in the Brooklyn jail where he's awaiting re-sentencing for killing two undercover NYPD detectives. “He is not a model prisoner,” Assistant Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Celia Cohen said Thursday. Wilson is being kept in solitary confinement because he's under “criminal investigation” by the Bureau of Prisons and another law enforcement agency, Cohen told Judge Nicholas Garaufis. Earlier this month, “a force team” at the Metropolitan Detention Center removed Wilson from a rec area after he refused to budge. He also was “threatening the staff, yelling...
  • Dow’s winning streak ends; dollar falls

    03/15/2013 2:13:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:52pm EDT | Richard Leong
    Wall Street stocks fell on Friday as a drop in JPMorgan Chase led to the end of Dow Jones industrial average’s 10-day rally, while the dollar retreated from a seven-month high despite more signs the U.S. economy is strengthening. With the pullback in U.S. stock prices, the broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index .SPX failed to make another run to break its all-time closing high, while European shares retreated from 4½-year highs. Investors shifted some money into safe-haven gold and U.S. and German government debt ahead of the weekend. … The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI ended down 25.03 points,...
  • Woman killed, child raped in NY mall carjacking

    03/15/2013 2:12:56 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 15 2013 | GEORGE M. WALSH
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York man previously charged with having child pornography cut an electronic monitoring device off his ankle before carjacking a woman, fatally stabbing her and raping her 10-year-old daughter, authorities said. David J. Renz, 29, abducted a school librarian and her daughter as they left a gymnastics class at a mall in the Syracuse suburb of Clay at about 9 p.m. Thursday, state police said Friday. Troopers said he bound both victims, raped the child and drove a short distance to a spot where the girl managed to escape and was found by a...