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  • 1 in 12 on Bloomberg’s gun victims list are crime suspects

    06/21/2013 9:44:55 AM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | JUNE 21, 2013 | PAUL BEDARD
    A preliminary analysis of the list of shooting “victims” New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s group Mayors Against Illegal Guns is reading at rallies for new gun control laws finds that one in 12 are crime suspects killed by police or armed citizens acting in self-defense.   The review of 617 killings found that 50 were suspects in crimes ranging from assault to murder, not the type of violence Bloomberg’s group suggests in its “No More Names” campaign to draw attention to the estimated 6,000 gun death “tragedies” since the mid-December Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newton, Conn.   The...
  • Bloomberg's gun control website registered to New York city

    06/22/2013 9:44:39 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/22/13 | Rick Moran
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, is registered to the city of New York and is run using city staff and city servers.
  • A Defense Of Weiner’s Supposedly Homophobic Moment

    06/22/2013 11:14:51 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | June 22, 2013 | Chris Graham
    This country just keeps getting crazier and crazier. First was the remarkable decision to give President Clinton the duty of introducing President Obama at the Democratic National Convention in an election in which the Democrats made vaginas the focal point—and was successful at wooing the country with his speech. Heck, even I thought it was a fantastic speech, even if it was complete bull. Then we heard the Obama administration’s decision to give as-yet-unspecified aid to Syrian rebels, who boast al-Qaeda as members, in order to help end a battle in which America’s enemies and Israel’s enemies are killing each...
  • 7-Eleven takes control of 2 more stores amid U.S. probe (illegal aliens)

    06/22/2013 4:53:43 AM PDT · by csvset · 25 replies
    Virginian Pilot ^ | June 19, 2013 | Carolyn Shapiro
    Convenience store chain 7-Eleven Inc. has taken over the operation of two more Hampton Roads franchises, in Virginia Beach and Newport News, in response to a federal inquiry into alleged illegal hiring of immigrant employees in New York and Virginia. Federal immigration officials arrested nine 7-Eleven store owners and managers Monday, including three Hampton Roads men, on charges that they stole Social Security numbers to employ Pakistani and Filipino workers who were in the country illegally and siphoned their wages. The charges include wire fraud, aggravated identify theft and conspiracy to conceal and harbor the immigrants.U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
  • Driver Sues Cops After Being Arrested for Insulting Language On Ticket Payment Form

    06/21/2013 10:04:09 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 6/19/13 | Ronnie Schreiber
    <p>Remember these names: Detective Steven D’Agata and Officer Melvin Gorr of the Liberty, New York police department, as well as Town of Liberty Justice Brian P. Rourke and Assistant DA Joe Drillings. I want you to remember their names because regardless of the outcome of Barboza v. D’Agata & Gorr in United States District Court, those men all deserve to be roundly mocked. Frankly, they deserve to be fired and in the case of Rourke and Drillings, disbarred and then prosecuted for violating their oaths to act constitutionally. I’d call for some tarring and feathering as well, but at a time when those in government mostly use the levers of that government to help those they like and harm those they don’t, at a time of concern over partiality at the IRS and snooping at the NSA, one doesn’t want to be perceived as threatening those on the other side of the thin grey line. You might find yourself prosecuted for criticizing our public servants, just like Willian Barboza.</p>
  • Mayors Against Illegal Guns Uses New York City Resources

    06/21/2013 6:41:54 PM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    The official website of gun control advocacy group Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) is hosted by the City of New York, according to publicly available web hosting records. This revelation, first reported by conservative blogger John Ekdahl on June 20, is the latest evidence of coordination between government officials and MAIG using public resources. Founded by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, MAIG is registered under section 501(c)(4) of the tax code as a social welfare organization granted a tax exempt status. Domain records at also state that the registrant of, MAIG’s primary website, is the New York City...
  • How to Arm the Citizenry

    06/21/2013 10:46:46 AM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    National Review Online ^ | JUNE 21, 2013 | Ian Tuttle
    The Armed Citizen Project aims to train and equip citizens who need the Second Amendment most.Kyle Coplen may not be a sidesaddle gunslinger — the 29-year-old got his master’s in public administration from the University of Houston this spring — but he can handle a weapon. And he is working to make sure you can, too. Coplen is the founder and head of the Armed Citizen Project (ACP), a Houston-based nonprofit that trains single women and residents of crime-ridden neighborhoods in firearms use — and then arms them. It’s a small-scale effort so far, but Coplen has lofty targets. ACP...
  • LaGuardia Community College staff wants gay pride symbol to fly in school’s vaunted Hall of Flags

    06/21/2013 5:17:15 AM PDT · by matt04 · 17 replies
    A Long Island City college is grappling with a straightforward question: Should a gay pride symbol hang with scores of national banners in the school’s Hall of Flags? Supporters at CUNY LaGuardia Community College said hoisting the rainbow flag would show support for the school’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. But opponents said the gay pride beacon — which represents a lifestyle, not a nation — has no place hanging alongside flags from more than 100 countries. “If it’s going to help our students, why not fly it?” asked education professor Richard Henry, who has been leading the charge....
  • Weiner Wants 'Single-Payer Laboratory' for NYC Workers' Healthcare

    06/21/2013 1:56:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Big Government ^ | 6/21/2013 | William Bigelow
    Would-be mayor Anthony Weiner believes he has found a way for New York City to stand up to rising health care costs: the government, if he gets to helm it. The former Congressman revealed Thursday he wants New York City to act as a “single-payer laboratory,” funding employees’ medical expenses directly instead of paying the employees through insurance companies.As such, Weiner wants city workers to pay 10% of their own salaries for health care—and if they are smokers, a whopping 25%. He claimed that the savings from this model's first three years could amount to $1 billion, saying, “I refuse to accept that these...
  • At Long Last, a Monorail for New York City?

    06/20/2013 9:40:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 19, 2013 at 3:54 PM | Matt Taylor
    Most of the city’s 2013 mayoral candidates came together to broach public-transportation issues in back-to-back forums at Baruch College in Manhattan on Wednesday. Anthony Weiner was there, looking very determined to come across as thoughtful and focused rather than bored (as the press corps has branded him at previous debates). But it was John Catsimatidis, the grocery-store baron and long-shot Republican hopeful, who made the biggest splash of the morning when he called for building a monorail alongside the Long Island Expressway. “Not subway, ABOVE-way,” he said, dismissing the possibility of expanding the existing underground rail system as a pipe...
  • Gun maker eyes HQ in Pike County (PA)

    06/20/2013 4:17:34 AM PDT · by RBW in PA · 36 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | June 20, 2013 | Beth Brelje
    A gun manufacturer is considering buying the entire 620-acre Pike County business park for $2 million to escape an unfriendly gun climate in New York. Kahr Firearms Group would move its corporate headquarters from in Pearl River, N.Y., to Pike County, bringing a some 100 jobs, company spokesman Frank Harris said. Some jobs will be temporary construction, others will be administrative and manufacturing. The business would be built in phases. Already the company has hired engineering, legal and real estate firms to work on the project. It is conducting an executive search for an operations manager to oversee the building...
  • New York Governor Pushing New Version of Radical Abortion Bill

    06/19/2013 8:50:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    life news ^ | Anna Franzonello and William Saunders
    Governor Cuomo keeps wrongly insisting that the abortion provision of his so-called “Women’s Equality Act” aligns with “federal law.” The “amended” bill Cuomo introduced yesterday contains the same problems as his first attempt. Americans United for Life has repeatedly explained that the bill’s reference to the 1973 case Roe v. Wade, and Roe alone, pointedly ignores important cases which have modified the controversial decision in significant ways. But Cuomo does not need to take AUL’s word for it. Representative Jerry Nadler, a liberal Democrat representing New York’s 10th congressional district, recently made the same point during a committee mark-up of...
  • New York Democrats Want to Ban Police From Describing Suspects By Race, Sex, or Age

    06/19/2013 6:57:32 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 128 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 19, 2013 | Mara Zebest
    New York Dems want to pass a bill that would limit a description of a suspect to identify suspects essentially by the clothes they wear only. Truly mind-numbing stupidity. NYPost reports the following: Cops might as well wear blindfolds if the City Council passes a bill that would let them use little more than the color of a suspect’s clothing in descriptions — or risk being sued for profiling, according to this provocative new ad (pictured) from the NYPD captains union. The ad asks, “How effective is a police officer with a blindfold on?” And the answer is not very,...
  • Bloomberg's Gun Control Rally Names Boston Bomber as Victim of Gun Violence

    06/19/2013 11:01:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 19, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    At a June 18 gun control rally in New Hampshire sponsored by New York mayor Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns group, the name of Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was read aloud as a recent victim of gun violence. Throughout the rally, organizers read a list of names of people who had been killed with guns since the Dec. 14 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. When they read Tsarnaev's name, pro-gun supporters who were at the rally to counter Bloomberg's group began shouting, "He's a terrorist," according to a report by Tim Buckland of the...
  • Morse Scrambles to Fight Recall by Calling on Help from Boston, San Francisco (Colorado Gun Grabber)

    06/19/2013 2:57:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | June 19, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER– Senate President John Morse issued a national plea for help to out-of-state supporters from Boston to San Francisco as Colorado Democrats went on the offensive Tuesday to save him from a recall vote. A spokeswoman for A Whole Lot of People for John Morse announced Tuesday that a protest had been filed to nullify the recall petitions within hours after the Colorado Secretary of State’s office declared that the petitions were sufficient to force a recall election. Meanwhile, Morse urged out-of-state supporters to help him keep his Colorado Springs legislative seat by donating their money and time. “[A]ny help...
  • Terrorism Radiation Plot Uncovered in Albany (Said He Belonged to KKK, Tea Party, Helping Israel)

    06/19/2013 2:25:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 80 replies
    Times Union ^ | Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | Brendan J. Lyons
    Feds: Suspect promised to build "Hiroshima on a light switch"An industrial mechanic with General Electric Co., who is also allegedly a member of the Ku Klux Klan, designed a deadly mobile radiation device that he intended to sell to Jewish groups or a southern branch of the Ku Klux Klan, according to a federal complaint unsealed Wednesday in Albany. The device was intended to be a truck-mounted radiation particle weapon that could be remotely controlled and capable of silently aiming a lethal beam of radioactivity at its human targets. The concept was that victims would eventually die from radiation sickness....
  • TWA Flight 800 crash not due to gas tank explosion, say former investigators

    06/19/2013 10:12:41 AM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 126 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/19/13 | Dylan Stableford
    The reconstruction of TWA Flight 800's fuselage. (Daniel Brooks/Epix) The producers of an upcoming documentary on TWA Flight 800—which exploded and crashed into the waters off Long Island, N.Y., on July 17, 1996, killing all 230 people on board—claim to have proof that an explosion outside the Paris-bound flight caused the crash. And six former investigators who took part in the film say there was a cover-up and want the case reopened.
  • Cuomo’s radical late-term abortion expansion act dies in NY State Senate

    06/18/2013 2:15:53 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 17, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    ALBANY, NY, June 17, 2013 ( – A controversial provision that would have struck down late-term abortion restrictions in New York state has died in the state senate. The measure, which would have radically expanded abortion-on-demand for reasons of “health,” among other changes, was the tenth point of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Women's Equality Act. However, just after midnight last night, the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) introduced the other nine planks – and others of its own creation – while ignoring the abortion language. Governor Cuomo struck out at the IDC during a public radio interview on Monday, vowing a bruising...
  • Miss Utah Got Something Right ('we need to create education better')

    06/18/2013 11:46:31 AM PDT · by drewh · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | JUN. 18, 2013, 9:08 AM | Amelia Acosta
    In a badly botched answer to the final question during this year's Miss America Pageant, Miss Utah Marissa Powell stammered something unintelligible about men and women in the workplace and saw the crown slip away. Her answer has already gone viral, but she did manage to hit on something true about the current state of the U.S.: education-wise, we're in trouble. Her mumbled advice to "create better education" is actually valid in light of a chronic achievement gap that could threaten America's economic future The Renewing America initiative released its federal education progress report today under the moniker "Remedial Education."...
  • Bloomberg bodyguard jailed for seven years for attempted murder in love triangle shooting

    06/18/2013 10:39:30 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 06/17/2013 | Jill Reilly
    Mayor Bloomberg's bodyguard has been jailed for seven years for attempted murder in a love triangle shooting. Leopold McLean, 49, shot his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend outside her home in November 2010. The shooting took place after the veteran NYPD officer had dropped off Mayor Bloomberg’s daughter Georgina at home after a Knicks game.