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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.
  • Sex Therapy Experts: Anthony Weiner Not Cured

    06/18/2013 6:23:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | June 17, 2013 | Ruby Cramer
    Anthony Weiner stepped down from Congress two years ago with a promise to “heal from the damage” of his sexual Twitter scandal. But sex therapy and addiction experts say the program he enrolled in shortly after his resignation wouldn’t have done much to address the root causes behind the scandal. Shortly after announcing his comeback bid for mayor of New York City, Weiner told reporters he had spent three days in July 2011 at the Gabbard Center, a psychiatric evaluation center in Houston, Texas. The program “wasn’t an addiction thing,” Weiner told the Daily News last month. “I mean, it...
  • Transgender candidate could become a first in NYC

    06/18/2013 3:52:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 18, 2013 2:45 AM EDT | Jennifer Peltz
    Mel Wymore is a typical city council candidate in many ways, campaigning as a community board appointee, ex-PTA chair and founder of a roster of local organizations. But Wymore’s community-leader resume has an unusual feature: He built much of it while he was a woman. If he wins, Wymore would be the first openly transgender officeholder in the nation’s biggest city and one of only a handful ever in the U.S., though his campaign isn’t emphasizing his personal story—or sidestepping it. … Wymore, a Democrat, faces several opponents who also have long records of community involvement on Manhattan’s upscale, liberal...
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    06/17/2013 1:15:55 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
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  • Kids Brutally Vandalize Man’s Family Home — But Now He’s the One Facing Jail Time

    06/17/2013 11:35:11 AM PDT · by redreno · 55 replies ^ | Jun. 17, 2013 7:55am | Billy Hallowell
    Jesse Daniels, 53, is accused of endangering the welfare of children for the actions he took after catching four boys in the act of vandalizing his father-in-law’s home over the weekend. With extensive damage done to the inside of the house, Daniels and his wife called 911 — and he went inside of the residence to confront the boys. But that’s not all: Daniels put the kids inside of a closet while he waited for authorities to arrive. It was this latter action that created an even bigger legal conundrum. The vandalism unfolded in Clyde, New York, a small town...
  • Obama runs immigration bill from White House, according to new report

    06/16/2013 10:50:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/17/13 | Neil Munro
    The White House is playing a larger role in developing the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill than its supporters publicly admit, according to a forthcoming article in The New Yorker. “‘No decisions are being made without talking to us about it,’ the official said of the Gang of Eight negotiations … ‘This does not fly if we’re not O.K. with it,’” a senior Obama official told author Ryan Lizza for the pending article. White House officials also believe the emerging bill will be a huge success for President Barack Obama.
  • Bloomberg Plan Aims To Require Food Composting

    06/17/2013 4:44:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 57 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 17, 2013 | Mireya Navarro
    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who has tried to curb soda consumption, ban smoking in parks and encourage bike riding, is taking on a new cause: requiring New Yorkers to separate their food scraps for composting.
  • Hero EMT dispatcher helps pinpoint lost stroke victim in EIGHT-HOUR phone call marathon

    06/16/2013 2:54:43 PM PDT · by redreno · 11 replies ^ | 11:29 AM, June 16, 2013 Posted: 1:37 | By KATE BRIQUELET and JENNIFER BAIN
    A heroic FDNY dispatcher went beyond the call of duty — staying on the phone with an elderly Upper East Side stroke victim for nearly eight hours while rescuers struggled to pinpoint the woman’s location. EMT Joann Hilman-Payne took the call from Mary Thomas at about 1 p.m. Monday — and kept the line open as emergency responders tried to find Thomas’ address, according to FDNY documents obtained by The Post. Rescue workers were first dispatched to an East 71st Street address based on a cellphone tower relaying Thomas’ call. But she wasn’t at that location.
  • Sen. Schumer Seeks Crackdown On ‘Academic Doping’

    06/16/2013 2:20:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    CBS New York ^ | June 16, 2013
    Studies Indicate Up To 35% Of College Students Use ADHD Drugs As Study AidsNew York’s senior senator wants colleges to come back from summer break with a plan on how to deal with abuse of prescription ADHD pills. Sen. Charles Schumer, speaking from his Midtown office on Sunday, said up to 35 percent of all college kids report using stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin as a study tool. “That’s sort of academic doping,” said Schumer. “There are better ways to pull an all-nighter and stay up. There’s coffee, there’s things like NoDoz.” play Sen. Schumer Seeks Crackdown On 'Academic Doping'WCBS...
  • Five people shot in the Bronx, Staten Island and Queens over 21-minute span

    06/16/2013 12:20:09 PM PDT · by matt04 · 41 replies
    Five people, including a 14-year-old boy, were shot in three boroughs within a 21-minute span Saturday night, police sources said. The bloodshed began at 9:33 p.m. when a gunman blasted away on 106th Ave. near 180th St. in Jamaica, Queens, striking a woman in her 20s in her leg. Paramedics rushed the wounded woman to Jamaica Hospital. Shots were heard again six minutes later — this time in St. George, Staten Island. Police sources said a gunman fired off several rounds inside Mahoney Playground on Crescent Ave. near Jersey St. at 9:39 p.m., striking a 14-year-old boy in the chest....
  • Bloomberg Hates Eric Holder's NYPD Federal Monitor, Calls It a "Terrible Idea"

    06/16/2013 11:46:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Village Voice ^ | Fri., Jun. 14 2013 | John Surico
    It comes as no surprise that controversy would ride the coattails of the news yesterday that Attorney General Eric Holder may suggest a federal monitor over the NYPD should stop-and-frisk be deemed unconstitutional in Floyd v. New York. Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly freaked out in a teleconference with Holder the other day when they heard about the Justice Department's proposal. And yesterday, at an unrelated press conference, the m ayor made his opposition to the proposal absolutely, 100 percent clear. Contrary to an inspector general--a City Council proposal in the Community Safety Act currently making its way through...
  • New York Times Edits Out Iranian Quote: 'I Hope the New York Times Building Burns Down'

    06/16/2013 8:42:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 16, 2013 | Tim Graham
    especially interesting in a New York Times story from Friday on Iran, where they found it advantageous to edit out an America-hating Iranian who wished the Times building would burn down: “He is a war veteran, a good manager and a religious person,” said Noushin Sobhani, 31, a gynecologist. She and her parents voted at the Imam Sadegh University, where most of Iran’s cadre of bureaucrats are trained. “We hate America,” her father said, smiling. “I hope The New York Times building burns down.”
  • New York–Bound Flight Diverted After Fire Threat

    06/15/2013 5:20:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Delia Paunescu | 6/15/2013
    EgyptAir Flight 985, which was on its way to JFK from Cairo, was escorted to Glasgow by Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jets this morning after a note reading, "I'll set this plane on fire" was found in the plane’s bathroom by BBC producer Nada Tawfik, who happened to be on board the Boeing 777. As she told her employer, "It almost looked like a child's handwriting or someone who has very sloppy handwriting, but it was very alarming especially these days when everyone is so concerned about safety on flights. I said to one of the stewardesses 'I don't...
  • NBC Touts Christie at Clinton Global Initiative While Other GOPers Address 'Religious Conservatives'

    06/15/2013 5:19:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 06/14/2013 | By Kyle Drennen
    During a fawning report on Hillary Clinton's "first time kicking off the Clinton Global Initiative" on Friday's NBC Today, White House correspondent Peter Alexander also cheered the "double feature" of Clinton and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaking at the event: "Today it is Bill Clinton who could soon be advising his wife's next presidential bid, giving her possible rival Chris Christie the reins for a major platform to showcase his own leadership skills." Continuing to hype Christie hobnobbing with Democrats, Alexander declared: "Chris Christie, the Jersey-shore-reopening, carnival-playing presidential pal is the former President's guest of honor, speaking this afternoon,...
  • The Grey Lady’s Grudging Abortion Admission

    06/15/2013 3:59:23 AM PDT · by rhema · 11 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 6/14/13 | GEORGE NEUMAYR
    In its upcoming Sunday magazine, it acknowledges most women turned away from clinics are happy they gave birth.Talk about burying the lead. In a piece in its upcoming Sunday magazine, the New York Times allows in an absurdly roundabout way that a recent study has found that the vast majority of women denied abortions end up glad that they gave birth. If you blink, you might miss the decisive quote from the researcher, Diana Greene Foster. It comes very late in the piece: “About 5 percent of the women, after they have had the baby, still wish they hadn’t. And...
  • Belfast’s Lord Mayor Máirtin Ó Muilleoir (Sinn Féin) Endorses Christine Quinn (for NYC mayor)

    06/15/2013 1:43:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Politicker ^ | 6/13/13 4:02pm | Jill Colvin
    Northern Ireland’s Lord Mayor of Belfast offered an enthusiastic endorsement of a certain Irish-American mayoral candidate Thursday morning during a visit to Gracie Mansion. “We think that every city needs an Irish mayor. And New York has had a series of wonderful mayors and we think it would be wonderful in the days ahead, in the short time ahead, if New York had an Irish-American mayor again,” Lord Mayor Máirtin Ó Muilleoir told Politicker this morning, as he posed for photographs with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn by his side. While Mr. Ó Muilleoir didn’t mention...
  • 'I'm Done' If Gay Amendment Included in Immigration Reform Bill, Says Marco Rubio

    06/14/2013 10:46:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/14/2013 | Leonardo Blair
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who helped draft the immigration reform bill currently being discussed in the Senate, says he will walk away from the negotiations if it includes a controversial amendment to provide immigration benefits for gay couples. "If this bill has in it something that gives gay couples immigration rights and so forth, it kills the bill. I'm done," said Rubio during an interview on the Andrea Tantaros Show on Thursday. "I'm off it, and I've said that repeatedly. I don't think that's going to happen and it shouldn't happen. This is already a difficult enough issue as it...
  • Espada Sentenced to 5 Years for Stealing From Nonprofit

    06/14/2013 11:04:04 AM PDT · by Phlap · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | 06/14/2013 | MOSI SECRET
    Pedro Espada Jr., the former state senator who was convicted of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a nonprofit health care network he ran, was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday, during a hearing that showcased Mr. Espada’s defiance until the very end.
  • NYC lays out $20 bln plan to combat climate change (Bloomers is off his meds again alert)

    06/14/2013 6:32:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 11, 2013
    New York City would spend nearly $20 billion to get ready for rising sea levels and hotter summers under a proposal unveiled on Tuesday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The sweeping plan includes 250 recommendations, ranging from installing floodwalls and storm barriers to upgrades of power and telecommunications infrastructures.
  • NYU booting blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng amid Shanghai expansion: sources

    06/14/2013 3:04:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/13/2013 | JAMES COVERT
    NYU isn’t letting a pesky thing like human rights stand in the way of its expansion in China. The university has booted a blind Chinese political dissident from its campus under pressure from the Communist government as it builds a coveted branch in Shanghai, sources told The Post. Chen Guangcheng has been at NYU since May 2012, when he made a dramatic escape from his oppressive homeland with the help of Hillary Rodham Clinton. But school brass has told him to get out by the end of this month, the sources said. Chen’s presence at the school didn’t sit well...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Stop-and-frisk lawsuit may lead to federal monitor for NYPD

    06/13/2013 12:41:43 AM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    Attorney General Eric Holder's office has filed a brief seeking a federal NYPD monitor in the event the court finds the stop-and-frisk policy unconstitutional. IN A STUNNING MOVE sure to send daggers through 1 Police Plaza and City Hall, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder weighed in at the last minute on the federal stop-and-frisk trial, tossing his support behind a federal monitor for the NYPD. Disputing outright the objections of Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and City Hall, Holder’s office filed an eleventh-hour brief that could lead to a monitor if the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy is deemed unconstitutional. The last day...
  • Obama's Snooping Excludes Mosques, Missed Boston Bombers

    06/12/2013 10:54:33 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 92 replies
    Homeland Insecurity: The White House assures that tracking our every phone call and keystroke is to stop terrorists, and yet it won't snoop in mosques, where the terrorists are. That's right, the government's sweeping surveillance of our most private communications excludes the jihad factories where homegrown terrorists are radicalized. Since October 2011, mosques have been off-limits to FBI agents.
  • Library board rehires worker [ Was likely fired for relative's opposition to gay marriage ]

    06/13/2013 6:18:58 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 5 replies
    Albany TU ^ | June 13, 2013 | Paul Nelson & Dennis Yusko
    The rumble in Round Lake is over. As its first order of business, a newly appointed seven-member Board of Trustees held an emergency meeting Wednesday night and unanimously voted to reinstate longtime librarian Theresa Marchione to her job with back pay. "Come on back, Theresa," said Bill Ryan as sustained applause from the audience filled Village Hall. Marchione, a familiar face at the Wesley Avenue facility for decades, had been terminated for shutting down the library 40 minutes early on May 29 because of a tornado warning. A powerful twister touched down later in nearby Vischer Ferry. Since Marchione's dismissal,...
  • NY:L.I. Teen Fatally Stabs Mom's Handgun-Wielding Ex-Boyfriend: Cops

    06/12/2013 12:38:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 10 June, 2013 | NA
    A Long Island teenager fatally stabbed his mother's former boyfriend when he showed up to their Mastic Beach home and threatened her with a handgun, authorities say. Suffolk County police say the ex-boyfriend entered the Selden Road home of the teenager's mother and confronted her and her new boyfriend around 4 a.m. Monday. When the intruder threatened the woman with a handgun, her teenage son intervened and stabbed the man, police said. The intruder was pronounced dead at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. The Suffolk County Homicide Squad investigation is ongoing. It was not immediately clear if the teenager would face charges.
  • Is New York still the World's Premiere Global City?

    06/12/2013 8:06:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    RCM ^ | 06/12/2013 | Steve Malanga
    A new study by the Economist Intelligence Unit ranks New York as the most competitive global city, finishing ahead of London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and other American cities, including Chicago (ranked 9th in the world) and Los Angeles (17th). All three American cities have actually moved higher on the list from previous years, meaning they've become more competitive. The study appears during a New York mayoral race in which the candidates and the business community are debating the city's future. While the outgoing Bloomberg administration argues that Gotham is in fine shape, having rebounded from the financial crash of...
  • Anthony Weiner Apologizes for Sexting Story That Isn’t Even Out Yet

    06/11/2013 1:26:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/11/2013 | Joe Coscarelli
    This morning, the New York Times pulled an Anthony Weiner–on-Twitter move on a story about Anthony Weiner's sexting sins, prematurely publishing a story headlined "For Women in Weiner Scandal, Indignity Lingers" before pulling it in favor of a "production note." When the story does come out, according to spoilers lingering on Google, reporter Michael Barbaro will check in with the women at the other end of Weiner's dirty chats, like Lisa Weiss, the Las Vegas blackjack dealer, who still hears nasty stuff from customers like, "Talk dirty to me. We know you like it." For these forthcoming revelations, Weiner insists...
  • Levees, removable walls in plan to protect NYC

    06/11/2013 12:22:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 11, 2013 2:29 PM EDT | Jennifer Peltz
    Removable flood walls would be set up for much of lower Manhattan, a 15-to-20-foot levee would guard part of Staten Island and gates and levees would shield Brooklyn as part of a nearly $20 billion plan Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed Tuesday to protect New York City from storms and the effects of global warming.Bloomberg’s proposals also include building dunes in Staten Island and the Rockaways, firming up the shoreline with bulkheads in various neighborhoods and considering building a levee and a new “Seaport City” development at the South Street Seaport that would echo nearby Battery Park City. The mayor also...
  • Twitterati Warmly Welcome Hillary Clinton On Her First Day in Twittersphere (McCain barf!)

    06/11/2013 11:43:26 AM PDT · by drewh · 7 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | UNE 11, 2013, 9:17 AM | Leslie Larson
    Republicans and Democrats rush to welcome the former secretary of state, who playfully describes herself as a 'pantsuit aficionado' with a future that is 'TBD.' The Twitterati, both Republicans and Democrats, rolled out the red carpet to welcome Hillary Clinton after she opened a Twitter account on Monday. President Obama gave his former secretary of state a shout out, saying he was "happy to welcome" her. Her former colleague in the Senate, Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), offered his warm greetings to "another great NYer," and New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand also sent greetings. Former Obama adviser David Axelrod and Sen. Harry...
  • States target hydraulic fracturing with bans, fines

    06/11/2013 4:51:47 AM PDT · by thackney · 29 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | June 10, 2013 | Emily Pickrell
    As the North American natural gas boom continues, state legislators across the country have targeted hydraulic fracturing for new regulations, proposing a range of 50 bills involving bans, moratoriums and increased disclosure requirements, according to a new Colorado State University study. Much of the new legislation tries to address issues such as water use, air and water quality monitoring and fluids disclosure, as many non-industrial communities grapple with the impacts of hydraulic fracturing and the changes it brings. For example, Illinois passed new rules in May requiring drillers to publicly disclose the chemicals they use, and on water testing. And...
  • Quick-Thinking Woman Fights Off Thieves Posing As FedEx Delivery Men

    06/10/2013 11:39:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    CBS New York ^ | June 10, 2013
    Authorities Do Not Believe The Attempted Break-In Was Part Of A Pattern Margaret Mazzio was still wound up Monday over the trouble that came knocking at her Howard Beach home recently. “They said they were from FedEx, and they put a stupid box in the house,” she told CBS 2′s Don Champion. Mazzio said she knew something was wrong when the men tried to shove their way past her daughter, so she turned into a tough mom. “He wouldn’t move, so I took the inside of the door and I was pushing him and that’s when he pushed in more...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WABC AM, June 10-14, 2013

    06/10/2013 12:10:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
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