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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 4˝-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...
  • 5th Night of Protests Planned in Brooklyn for Kimani Gray

    03/15/2013 1:02:28 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 38 replies
    Demonstrators planned to protest in Brooklyn for a fifth night Friday against the fatal police shooting of a teenage boy, who officers claim had a gun when he was killed. No major clashes were reported on the fourth night of demonstrations Thursday in East Flatbush, after protests earlier in the week resulted in arrests, looting and minor scuffles with officers. Carol Gray spoke publicly for the first time Thursday, choking up as she talked about her son, Kimani Gray, who was killed Saturday in a confrontation with police. Police have said the boy had a gun, but his supporters dispute...
  • Schumer’s Transfer Tyranny “Protecting Responsible Gun Sellers Act of 2013”

    03/15/2013 7:21:16 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | Mar. 14, 2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    S. 374 represents a direct blow to Americans’ right to keep and bear arms without excessive government interference. The bill holds that any “transfer” of a firearm must be conducted via a middleman (in practice, a law-enforcement officer or the holder of a Federal Firearms License) and that a transferee is obliged to submit to a check under the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System. There are good-faith arguments in favor of and against this provision. But Chuck Schumer has narrowed the definition of “transfer” so strictly as to make his proposition absurd. If, for example, a gun owner...
  • Councilman urges residents to channel anger on 4th night of Brooklyn unrest (Shorten)

    03/15/2013 5:53:48 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 71 replies
    PIX 11 ^ | 3/15/13 | by Jay Dow
    For the fourth consecutive night residents, police officers, and news crews converged on East Flatbush Brooklyn Thursday to take part, respond to, and report the outrage over the fatal police shooting of 16-year old Kimani Gray. Carol Gray told Pix11, “He’s not the public’s angel. But he’s my baby. And he was slaughtered. And I want to know why. Even after the first shot, second bullet, why third bullet, why fourth bullet, why?” Gray’s mother seemed to acknowledge the negative characterizations of her son now swirling in the media. Statements made by the NYPD that Gray was armed, his gun...
  • TV-smashing, rock hurling 'candlelight vigil'

    03/15/2013 5:05:26 AM PDT · by Anila · 25 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 03/12/13 | Colin Flaherty
    Kiki Gray would never point a gun at a cop, said his family and friends. He was a “good boy.” Kiki would never even carry a gun. But if he did point it at two plain clothes cops in Brooklyn last Saturday night, Kiki would not have shot them. After all, Kiki was only 16 years old and he was a “some mother’s son.” The videos show a different picture of Kiki. A violent, lawless Kiki that perhaps his family and friends did not know. More on that in a minute. First the killing, then the riot that followed Kiki’s...
  • [NY] Attorney General challenges NFL

    03/14/2013 12:27:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 14, 2013
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman urged the NFL on Thursday to investigate whether possible draft picks were improperly asked about their sexual orientation during the league's combine, which he said would be illegal in New York. "We ask that the league immediately issue a statement that any form of discrimination or harassment on the basis of sexual orientation by league teams or players against potential recruits or players constitutes a violation of state, local and, in some cases, contractor law and will not be tolerated," Schneiderman said in a letter dated Thursday and released to news...
  • TSA sells your confiscated items

    03/14/2013 9:11:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Tucson News Now ^ | Mar 13, 2013 | Jackie Kent
    According to TSA, an average of 425 pounds of "stuff" is turned over at some of the nation's largest airports, and TSA sends it to states to make a profit. ... Pennsylvania, specifically, is turning the collected items into a profit. They have one of the largest receiving centers, which holds boxes and buckets of your personal belongings from major airports, including Laguardia, JFK and Newark. Over the past nine years, they have sold knives and other paraphenalia for nearly $900,000. Some items are sold at a government surplus store. Ten pounds of assorted black knives can be worth an...
  • 3rd straight night of rioting in Brooklyn (Over young man shot by police)

    03/14/2013 7:37:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/14/2013 | Rick Moran
    An incident involving a teenager who was shot by police after he pointed a .38 at them has enraged Brooklynites and caused three straight nights of rioting. From NY Daily News: At least 46 demonstrators were arrested along Church Ave. in East Flatbush. Police struggled to control a hostile crowd that broke away from a planned peaceful vigil for Kimani (Kiki) Gray, 16, killed by police on Saturday night. Gray's sister Mahnefeh was among those arrested. A police officer suffered a gash in the face when a tossed brick hit him, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said, and a window was...
  • To Speak of Woe That Is in Teen Pregnancy - Mayor Bloomberg dares do it, with predictable backlash

    03/13/2013 8:33:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    City Journal ^ | 11 March 2013 | HEATHER MAC DONALD
    New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has drawn the ire of the poverty-industrial complex for launching a gutsy ad campaign against teen pregnancy. Posters in thousands of bus shelters and subways show tiny tots bewailing the bad news about teen pregnancy. “Because you had me as a teen,” cries one, “I’m twice as likely not to graduate high school.” Other stressed-out toddlers warn of the financial burdens their unwed mothers will face and the near certainty that their fathers won’t stick around. One little sage identifies the simplest way to avoid poverty: graduate from high school, get a job, and...
  • Posters on Teenage Pregnancy Draw Fire

    03/13/2013 7:28:00 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 6, 2013 | Kate Taylor
    The curly-haired baby looks out from the poster with sad eyes and tears dripping down his tawny cheeks. “I’m twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen,” the text next to his head reads. In another poster, a dark-skinned little girl casts her eyes to the sky and says, “Honestly Mom ... chances are he won’t stay with you. What happens to me?”
  • JUDGE BLOCKS BLOOMBERG'S SODA BAN — Calls It 'Arbitrary And Capricious'

    03/11/2013 1:38:49 PM PDT · by blam · 54 replies
    TBI ^ | 3-11-2013 | Kim Bhasin
    JUDGE BLOCKS BLOOMBERG'S SODA BAN — Calls It 'Arbitrary And Capricious' Kim BhasinMarch 11,2013 A judge has invalidated New York City's ban on large sodas, which was supposed to go into effect tomorrow, saying that the limits on sugary drinks are invalid, according to CNBC. The New York City Mayor's Office said it would appeal the decision "as soon as possible" in a tweet shortly after the ruling came down. Bloomberg's new sugary drink regulations, which were supposed to go in effect Tuesday, are "fraught with arbitrary and capricious consequences," New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling wrote. "It is...
  • New Gun Law Facing Court Hearing (NY)

    03/13/2013 6:03:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    WENY-TV NEWS ^ | March 13, 2013 | NA
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A state judge is scheduled to hear arguments challenging New York's tough new gun law by more than 1,000 plaintiffs who claim it violates the state constitution because it was passed too quickly and restricts the guns of its citizen militia. Robert Schulz, who's helping lead the effort, wants a preliminary injunction from Justice Thomas McNamara to stop further implementation of the law...
  • Officials Plead Guilty in New York Voter Fraud Case

    03/13/2013 3:12:46 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    fox ^ | 3-13-13 | Eric Shawn
    a total of four Democratic officials and political operatives have now pleaded guilty to voter fraud-related felony charges in an alleged scheme to steal a New York election. The latest guilty pleas expose the ease with which political insiders can apparently manipulate the electoral system and throw an election their way, by the forging of signatures of unsuspecting voters that are then cast as real votes.
  • Charlie Rangel Goes off the Liberal Plantation

    03/13/2013 4:58:27 PM PDT · by wesagain · 18 replies ^ | Mar 12, 2013 | Gary DeMar
    New York Congressman Charlie Rangel was asked by MSNBC anchor and openly homosexual Thomas Roberts what he thought about the next Pope and the direction of the Catholic Church. Here was Rangel’s response: “I hope they stick by their guns on same-sex marriage and telling a woman what she should do with her body.” Wow! Where has Charlie been all these years? Let’s see if the Gaystapo go after him to force an apology out of him. It doesn’t take them long to hunt down anyone who utters a word against their so-called lifestyle choice. Liberals will attack Rangel by...
  • Shooting in Herkimer, New York kills four.

    03/13/2013 3:22:11 PM PDT · by karatemom · 37 replies
    SWAT teams have moved in on a jewelry store in upstate New York where a man accused of killing four people and wounding two others is in hiding. The Herkimer Police Department confirmed that the suspect fired shots at police officers. A black armored vehicle and a track-driven robot with a camera on top rolled up in front of Glory Days Food and Spirits in the village of Herkimer on Wednesday afternoon as officers surrounded blocks of shops topped with apartments Read more:
  • Four NY Democrats Sentenced to Community Service, Jail Time For Role in Voter Fraud Case

    03/13/2013 2:33:07 PM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 33 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 03/13/2013
    Four Democrats involved in an upstate New York voter fraud scandal were sentenced yesterday for their respective roles, receiving punishments ranging from hundreds of hours of community service, to jail time. The group consisted of a former city clerk, an ex-City Councilman, a Democrat operative, and a Committeeman who a year ago had declared ballot forgery in upstate New York to be “a normal political tactic“. Those sentenced yesterday were cooperating witnesses in a scheme which saw dozens of voters testify that absentee ballots had been submitted in their names during the 2009 Working Families Party (WFP) primary. Securing the...
  • Piers Morgan: People Need Dictators and Slave Masters “Occasionally”

    03/13/2013 10:56:56 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | March 13, 2013 | Gary DeMar
    Piers Morgan and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s want to be dictators and slave masters. Regulating a person’s diet is the regulation of a person’s life. Here was Morgan’s response to a guest who disagreed with him on sugary drink control:“I think people need [these types of laws] occasionally, particularly on issues like smoking, drinking, guzzling sodas too big for them, you know, eating 16 Big Macs a day, whatever it may be, the reality is we all need a bit of nannying about that. That’s why so many people are on diets. That’s a form of nanny state.”When governments...
  • New York's Retirees and Veterans Stand to Lose $8.5 Billion with Chained CPI

    03/13/2013 9:51:11 AM PDT · by saywhatagain · 10 replies ^ | March 13, 2013 | By AARP New York State
    As President Obama heads to Capitol Hill to push his deficit reduction plan, AARP is urging the New York congressional delegation to oppose the so-called 'chained CPI,' which would make significant cuts to Social Security and veterans benefits in New York according to a new analysis based on data from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
  • Disabled 13-year-old Brooklyn girl hurled off moving bus by bully

    03/13/2013 9:02:25 AM PDT · by Sopater · 89 replies
    Daily News ^ | March 13, 2013
    A bully tossed a disabled girl out of the back door of a moving school bus and straight into the path of oncoming traffic — an attack that easily could have ended in death. Two matrons were on the bus dealing with a ruckus, but neither was able to protect Amore-Virginia Peterson, 13, on Friday. She said that when she slammed into the pavement she thought she “was going to die” — but she managed to scramble out of the road before she was hit by the cars bearing down on her. The bipolar sixth-grader suffered a broken collarbone and...
  • “People can be convicted for thoughts”: ‘Cannibal cop’ attorney says decision will be appealed

    03/13/2013 7:48:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    PIX 11 ^ | 03/13/2013 | James Ford
    His online fantasies to kidnap, sexually torture, cook and eat women were more than just gory make believe. That’s what a jury concluded in its guilty verdict against so-called Cannibal Cop Gilberto Valle that left him, his lead attorney and his family in tears. “I’m shocked!” was the terse reaction from the mother of Patrol Officer Valle as she ran out of the federal courthouse on Centre Street. Her outburst came minutes after the jury of six men and six women concluded that her son was guilty on the two charges he faced: conspiracy to kidnap and accessing a federal...
  • Democratic Congressman: ‘Capitalism By Itself Is Not What American Values Are All About’

    03/12/2013 1:16:39 PM PDT · by pacificpundit · 17 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/12/13 | Noah Rothman
    Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) took a swipe at American capitalism on Tuesday amid a discussion with MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts about the Catholic Church’s ongoing conclave to determine who will be the next Pope. Rangel declared that the church needs a new pontiff in order to continue their global charitable works and that Americans support that charity because Americans do not value “capitalism by itself.”
  • Cleanup in aisle 1: Teen's ‘mourners’ trash Brooklyn shops

    03/12/2013 1:09:09 PM PDT · by massmike · 32 replies ^ | 03/12/2013 | KEVIN SHEEHAN, KEN GARGER and JAMIE SCHRAM
    A vigil for a teenager fatally shot by cops turned into a riot in Brooklyn last night, as a mob of outraged thugs ransacked stores, broke car windows and assaulted residents in East Flatbush. The chaos erupted after about 200 people gathered to mourn 16-year-old Kimani “Kiki” Gray, a reputed Bloods gang member who was shot after pulling a gun on police Saturday. The teen had a rap sheet that included four prior arrests, including on charges of grand larceny and possession of stolen property. Gray was a ranking member of the Bloods gang, a law-enforcement source said, and his...
  • NYC Attorney Asks Judge To Ban Jews From Accused Terrorist’s Jury

    03/12/2013 11:48:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    CBS New York ^ | March 11, 2013 7:56 PM
    A New York attorney is taking the complicated process of picking a jury to a new extreme. He represents a suspected terrorist and asked a judge to keep Jews off the panel. Inside Brooklyn Federal Court, attorney Frederick Cohn told Judge Eric Vitaliano, “I’m not wild about having Jews on the jury in this case,” CBS 2’s Steve Langford reported. Abdel Hameed Shehadeh, a Muslim, is charged with making false statements in connection with a terrorism offense. His attorney told the court he didn’t believe his client could get a fair trial if Jews are on the jury. … For...
  • Veterans Affairs will not follow a provision in New York’s gun law

    03/12/2013 11:03:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    WWTI, ABC 50, Watertown NY ^ | March 12, 2013 9:36 AM | Nathan Lehman
    The federal Department of Veterans Affairs says it won’t follow a provision of New York’s gun law which would require them to report the names of patients they believe may be a danger to themselves or others. …
  • Mississippi comes to defense of large sodas with ‘anti-Bloomberg’ bill

    03/12/2013 10:13:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 12, 2013 at 11:44 am | Sarah Kliff
    A New York judge isn’t the only one taking aim at New York City’s ban on large, sugary drinks. In a move to prevent such regulations from taking hold elsewhere, Mississippi legislators have passed an “anti-Bloomberg bill” that bars counties from passing and enacting laws that require calorie counts to be posted or caps the size of beverages or foods. You can read it here. The legislation is now on Gov. Phil Bryant’s desk and NPR reports that he is expected to sign it. Mississippi, it’s worth noting here, already has the highest obesity rate in the country. …
  • Approval Rating: Obama drops 10% in one month. In… New York?

    03/12/2013 7:15:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/12/2013 | Jazz Shaw
    What with the recent changes to various regulatory aspects regarding the lives of American citizens I was expecting a bit of backlash against President Obama, but I certainly didn’t see this coming. President Barack Obama’s approval rating in New York fell precipitously in the past month, according to a poll released Monday, and three-fifths of the state’s registered voters now believe the country is heading in the wrong direction.Obama’s approval rating remains high in New York, at 56 percent, with 41 percent disapproving, according to the Siena College poll.But the president’s approval rating was at 66 percent last month, with...
  • 'Fortune' Editor Boosts Nanny Bloomberg: 'Sometimes You Have To Take People By The Hand'

    03/12/2013 6:50:20 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You'd think someone who works for "Fortune" magazine would have more have more respect for free people and free markets. But on Morning Joe, today, there was "Fortune" editor Leigh Gallagher boosting Michael Bloomberg's nanny state. Gallagher approvingly quoted Mayor Mike to the effect "sometimes you have to do not what people want you to do. You have to take people by the hand and lead them." Gallagher also, incredibly, confused the ability of entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs to offer products that people, exercising their free will, find appealing with the ability of politicians to use the force of law...
  • Billionaire John Paulson may be eyeing move to Puerto Rico to pay lower taxes: report

    03/12/2013 6:04:36 AM PDT · by cll · 24 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/11/2013 | Erik Ortiz
    Could big-money billionaire John Paulson be ready to bolt from New York and into a palatial Puerto Rico penthouse in the name of lower taxes? A Bloomberg News report says the Queens-born hedge fund heavyweight — worth $11.2 billion — has looked at property in the wealthy Condado neighborhood of San Juan. The $5 million penthouse he reportedly eyed is 8,379 square feet, occupies three floors and includes six underground parking spaces, according to the Trillion Realty Group listing. ~ snip ~ Paulson’s potential move to the commonwealth would save the 57-year-old from paying tax gains on the $9.5 billion...
  • 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,...