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  • Weiner’s poll rising: Trails only Quinn among mayoral Dems

    04/17/2013 5:34:01 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 37 replies
    NEW YORK POST ^ | April 17, 2013 | By CARL CAMPANILE
    Anthony Weiner is on a roll. A week after floating his name as a possible mayoral candidate, the disgraced former congressman finishes second when he’s included in the field of Democrats, a new poll reveals. Weiner — who resigned from office in 2011 after getting caught in a sexting scandal — said he’s mulling a political comeback by running for mayor.
  • JFK passenger detained after talking about 'bomb' sandwich

    04/16/2013 5:10:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | 4/13/2013 | PHILIP MESSING and NATALIE O’NEIL
    His lunch was “the bomb.” Airport officials detained a traveler who mentioned an explosive device at JFK — only to discover he was actually talking about food referred to as The Bomb, TSA sources said. Jason Michael Cruz, 29, was on an escalator in Terminal 7 Thursday when a TSA officer overheard him tell a friend he “had the wrong kind of bomb” just after 1 p.m. She reported the conversation to her supervisor, Robert Haddok, who sent officers to a security checkpoint to question the pair. Officials ushered Cruz and his friend, Matthew Okumoto, to a holding area, where...
  • Bloomberg: If You Sell A Gun To Your Son, "There's Something Wrong In Your Family"

    04/16/2013 12:28:29 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 55 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | April 16, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) – If you sell a gun to your son, “there’s something wrong with your family," says New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. In a radio appearance on Friday, Bloomberg, a gun control activist and co-chair of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, praised the legislation that is now moving forward in the Senate. The bill would require universal background checks for most sales of firearms, including those online and at gun shows.
  • NYS Troopers have "widely shared concerns" about NY Safe Act. [NYS Police PBA rejects NY Safe Act]

    04/16/2013 12:20:09 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 17 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | April 16, 2013 | Teri Weaver
    Syracuse, N.Y. -- The union representing New York State Police say they believe the state's stricter gun laws could put law enforcement officers at risk. In an email release on Monday, the New York State Troopers PBA said its 6,000-member group "holds widely shared concerns" about the NY Safe Act. Nonetheless, the union takes exception to some state lawmakers accusing the troopers of failing to enforce the law. "The individual members of this union did not write the terms of the bill nor vote on its passage," the release said. "We urge the citizens of New York state to remember...
  • New York Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof Links Boston Explosion to GOP, Others Pile On

    04/15/2013 6:11:05 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 14 replies
    Never let a tragedy go to waste. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof on Monday quickly used the explosions in Boston for political gain, linking the Republican Party to the horrific act. At 4:10pm, Kristof tweeted, "explosion is a reminder that ATF needs a director. Shame on Senate Republicans for blocking apptment." [SECOND UPDATE: More journalists are politicizing the tragedy. See below.]
  • Court avoids gun rights dispute (U.S. Supreme Court)

    04/15/2013 5:53:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    SCOTUSBLOG ^ | April 15th, 2013 | Lyle Denniston
    The Supreme Court, following a pattern that is now quite well established, chose again on Monday to remain on the sidelines as the national debate over gun ownership heats up in the political realm. Without comment, the Justices denied review of the latest attempt to test whether the Second Amendment right to have a gun extends beyond the home. The denial of review in Kachalsky v. Cacace (docket 12-845) was the latest in a series of denials of attempts to get the Justices to explore the reach of the Court’s 2008 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, recognizing a...
  • USFS plans forums next week on ski resorts, water ( Stealing water rights )

    04/15/2013 8:19:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    ap ^ | 04/11/2013
    Dozens of resorts with permits to operate on national forests have bought or acquired rights to use nearby bodies of water for snowmaking. The Forest Service had adopted a clause that said those resorts had to transfer their water rights to the federal government ... After the National Ski Areas Association sued, a judge ruled last year that the agency violated procedure in not seeking public comment before adopting the clause. The agency now plans open houses April 16 in Lakewood, Colo., on April 17 in Salt Lake City, and April 18 in Lake Tahoe, Calif., to get input.
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 15-19,2013

    04/15/2013 12:24:24 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | April 15-19, 2013 | Sean Hannity
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  • New York's Assault Weapon Registration Begins

    04/15/2013 10:42:00 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 58 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | 4-15-2013 | MICHAEL VIRTANEN
    Key measures of New York's tough new gun law kicked in Monday, with owners of firearms now reclassified as assault weapons required to start registering the firearms and new limits on the number of bullets allowed in magazines. As the new provisions took effect, New York's affiliate of the National Rifle Association planned to file a court request for a federal injunction to immediate halt to the magazine limit. Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls those and other provisions in the state's new gun law common sense while dismissing criticisms he says come from "extreme fringe conservatives" who claim the government has...
  • NY Psychiatrists Served With Subpoenas For Patient Records In NY Gun Confiscation

    04/15/2013 9:38:27 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 44 replies
    http://www.ammoland.com ^ | april 15, 2013 | dan roberts
    NY Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Machiavellian Plot to ignore and subvert the Rights of potentially millions of NY State residents developed another layer late Sunday. After breaking the story of Amhurst NY Area Resident David Lewis having his lawfully purchase and legally owned firearms confiscated by order of the State Police after a flagrantly illegal and Un-Constitutional review of his medical records , Word came to me in my capacity as in journalist late Sunday that NY Officials have apparently doubled down on their sinister plot and blatant abuse of power. My sources revealed that two prominent and well regarded Buffalo...
  • High court rejects challenge to NY gun law

    04/15/2013 7:28:31 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 48 replies
    The Supreme Court is staying out of the gun debate for now. The justices on Monday declined to hear a challenge to a strict New York law that makes it difficult for residents to get a license to carry a concealed handgun in public.
  • 'Nazi' theme draws leave

    04/14/2013 7:16:17 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    Times Union ^ | 4/13/13 | Scott Waldman
    Assigning essay against Jews widely condemned. The Albany school district has placed on leave a teacher whose persuasive writing assignment was for students to argue that Jews are evil in order to convince a Nazi official of their loyalty. The teacher was not in class at Albany High School on Friday and Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard said the district will take some form of disciplinary action. She said it was too early to say exactly what that would be, but it could range from a letter of reprimand to termination. She did not say when the district would allow the...
  • Gadsden flag, called Tea Party symbol, removed from New York military armory

    04/14/2013 11:03:09 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published April 14, 2013 | Fox News
    A group of New York veterans is preparing to march into court after a town ordered the Gadsden flag removed from a military armory. The city of New Rochelle, N.Y., has removed the Gadsden “Don’t Tread on Me” flag from the New Rochelle Armory after the city council refused to let a veterans organization display the flag, World Net Daily reported. The United Veterans Memorial and Patriotic Association of New Rochelle is fighting the decision, ordered by City Manager Chuck Strome after complaints that the flag is a symbol of the Tea Party movement, according to World Net Daily. Read...
  • Students Told to Take Viewpoint of the Nazis [high school English class]

    04/14/2013 6:20:00 AM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 12, 2013 | JESSE McKINLE
    ALBANY — High school is full of hypotheticals, like “How does one solve for x?” and “What happens if I skip class?” But this week, students at Albany High School were given an alarming thought puzzle: How do I convince my teacher that I think Jews are evil? That question was posed to about 75 students on Monday by an unidentified 10th-grade English teacher as a “persuasive writing” exercise. The students were instructed to imagine that their teacher was a Nazi and to construct an argument that Jews were “the source of our problems” using historical propaganda and, of course,...
  • Robert Byrne, Chess Grandmaster, Dies at 84

    04/14/2013 10:07:55 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 13, 2013 | Bruce Weber
    Robert Byrne, an international grandmaster and United States chess champion who, as the chess columnist for The New York Times, analyzed top-flight matches from 1972 through 2006, the eras of Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov, died on Friday at his home in Ossining, N.Y. He was 84.
  • NY teacher who gave ‘Jews are evil’ assignment suspended

    04/14/2013 6:47:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 76 replies
    JTA ^ | April 14, 2013
    (JTA) -- A New York teacher who assigned her students to write a persuasive essay on why Jews are evil has been placed on leave and will be disciplined. The teacher, who has not been named, was placed on leave from her job at Albany High School on Friday, and could face a reprimand or firing, according to the Albany Times Union. School Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard said in a news conference on Friday, where she appeared with members of the Anti-Defamation League and Jewish Federation, that the teacher will be disciplined by the school district and might not return...
  • Remington Sells Out To NY For $80 Million “Sniper” Rifles Government Contract

    04/13/2013 5:55:09 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 92 replies
    freedom outpost ^ | 4-13-14 | tim brown
    Back in February, several gun manufacturers decided to boycott law enforcement in states that are hostile to the Second Amendment, states like New York for instance. They would not be providing weapons or ammunition. Within a week that number had grown by over 700%. In the first article I provided information for several gun manufacturers that could be contacted to come on board with this boycott, including Glock, Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson and Remington. Well, now we know where Remington stands. They stand on the side of government as they have let it be known that they will be...
  • Pamela Geller to speak in Edison, NJ Sunday 4/14 at 7 pm at Cong. Beth-El

    04/14/2013 5:29:49 AM PDT · by Ziva · 24 replies
    Jewish Voice and Opinion ^ | 4/14/13 | Susan Rosenbluth
    Pamela Geller to speak in Edison, NJ Sunday 4/14 at 7 pm at Cong. Beth-El [Translate] After her speaking engagement at the Great Neck Synagogue was cancelled due to intense pressure exerted by a combination of Islamist and left-wing forces, Pamela Geller, an anti-jihadist activist, was asked by Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg to give her address at his Congregation Beth-El in Edison, NJ. Ms. Geller accepted and will be speaking at the synagogue, located at 91 Jefferson Blvd, Edison, NJ 08817, at 7pm on Sunday, April 14. Her subject will be “The Imposition of Sharia in America.” Ms. Geller, the...
  • NY suit: County used son's remains to train dogs

    04/14/2013 5:22:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 4/13/13
    The parents of a western New York man killed in a car crash are suing county officials after the coroner there took a piece of their son's body for use in a dog-training exercise. Roger Dunn, 32, died April 13, 2012, in an auto wreck in Cambria. After his death, Niagara County Coroner Russell Jackman gave some tissue from the crash scene to a volunteer fire chief who was training a dog to sniff out human remains. Both men later resigned and pleaded guilty to misdemeanors over their conduct. They also apologized.
  • Radio host charges Cuomo/DHS conspiracy against gun owners

    04/13/2013 10:51:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Examiner ^ | 4/13/13 | David Codrea
    Claiming information from multiple sources that ought to require the resignations of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Police Superintendent Joe D’Amico, WBEN Buffalo radio host Tom Bauerle yesterday told listeners he’s had it confirmed that New York State Police are lying when they say they made a mistake when they confiscated an Erie County resident’s guns. Instead, Bauerle charges, there is a high-level conspiracy to violate the Fourth Amendment rights of New Yorkers that reaches up to the Obama administration’s Department of Homeland Security. The claim by the Erie County Clerk that New York State Police had simply...