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  • For some cartels, human smuggling has taken priority over drugs ( Mexico )

    09/02/2014 5:36:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 29 August 2014 | ALFREDO CORCHADO
    With recent waves of Central Americans seeking to reach the U.S., human smuggling along the Texas border has, at least for the moment, become more lucrative than smuggling illicit drugs for criminal organizations such as the Gulf and Zetas cartels, according to two U.S. intelligence officials. U.S. agents tracking the money flow as part of the anti-smuggling Operation Coyote say that in just over six months, human smuggling has generated nearly $50 million, mostly in the area around the Mexican border city of Reynosa. The revenue has helped sustain the Gulf cartel during a bloody internal split, the officials said....
  • The 10 Most Vulnerable Senators

    09/02/2014 3:53:23 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 52 replies
    Roll Call ^ | September 1, 2014 | Kyle Trygstad and Alexis Levinson
    There is a new chart-topper in Roll Call’s latest monthly ranking of the 10 most vulnerable senators. Montana’s appointed Sen. John Walsh was by far the most endangered incumbent in the chamber at the time of the previous installment in early August, but his decision last month to not seek a full term opened the top slot to a couple other worthy contenders. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., is still in a perilous political position, but Louisiana Sen. Mary L. Landrieu has leapfrogged him on the list to become the Senate’s most vulnerable incumbent. The Democrat is pushing hard to eclipse...
  • Bedbugs spotted at least 21 times on subways in August, say sources.

    09/02/2014 3:17:48 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 45 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | PDonohue
    Full Title: Bedbugs spotted at least 21 times on subways in August, say sources — MTA hiring expert to review efforts “We’ve never had sightings to this magnitude,” said Joe Costales, a chairman with Transport Workers Union Local 100. “We’ve had isolated incidents in crew quarters, but it’s no longer an isolated scenario. It’s throughout the system.”
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM, September 2-5,2014

    09/02/2014 12:46:58 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | September 2-5,2014 | Sean Hannity
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  • "Emergency Regulations": NY's Latest Attempt to Suppress Free Speech

    09/01/2014 12:18:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    Remember when President Obama touted the Affordable Care Act by claiming if you "liked your plan you could keep it"? He earnedPolitifact's 2013 "Lie of the Year" for that whopper. Amazingly, several other Democrats made the same false promise. Knowing what we know now, wouldn't you want to expose any politician who stood behind that misleading statement? Well, if someone uttered those words in the state of New York, you may now be forced to let it slide. A new law in the Empire State, which some are calling the ' shut up rule,' could allow such lofty claims...
  • Man Arrested for ‘Anti-White’ Central Park Pellet Attacks

    08/31/2014 9:52:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/30 | Natasha Velez and Larry Celona
    The first suspect has been arrested in a pair of racially-motivated pellet-gun shootings earlier this month in Central Park.
  • Man charged in pellet-gun shooting of Central Park jogger

    08/31/2014 11:37:36 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 17 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 08/31/2014 | BARRY PADDOCK , FRANK GREEN , THOMAS TRACY
    Cops have charged a 20-year-old black man with hate crimes after he fired a pellet gun at two white joggers in Central Park, authorities said. --snip-- He faces charges of assault and reckless endangerment as hate crimes and weapons possession.
  • Off-duty cop beaten by 3 men in Midtown

    08/31/2014 11:32:54 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 37 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 08/31/2014 | THOMAS TRACY
    Three punks jumped an off-duty cop in Midtown, leaving him hospitalized with a head injury, authorities said Saturday. In what is believed to be an unprovoked assault, the three suspects ganged up on the 42-year-old cop on W. 49th St. near Ninth Ave. in Hell’s Kitchen early Friday morning, cops said. The incident began just after midnight when one of the three suspects jumped in front of the off-duty officer “in a fighting stance,” police said. The cop tried to walk past him, but the wacko’s two friends joined in and began to pummel the cop, leaving him with a...
  • Hamptons Residents Shocked After Finding Ku Klux Klan Pamphlets (Long Island NY)

    08/30/2014 5:48:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    WCBS New York ^ | August 26, 2014 6:34 PM
    Some homeowners in the Hamptons are puzzled and angry after finding recruitment pamphlets for the Ku Klux Klan at their homes. As CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan reported Tuesday, Fernando Alvarez said he found the fliers under his Hampton Bays door. His family was left wondering if they were targets of the hate group, or if the leafleting was random. “We were really shocked that … in this area we can have KKK,” Alvarez said. […] The Loyal White Knights, a KKK branch based in the South, referred CBS 2 to its grand dragon, Robert Jones. He said he is unaware...
  • 2 Questioned in ‘Anti-White’ Shooting of Jogger in Central Park

    08/30/2014 3:56:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/30/2014 | Natasha Velez
    Cops are questioning two alleged ‘anti-white’ thugs who shot a woman in Central Park with a pellet gun and police sources said they have been linked to a few other pellet gun shootings around the city.
  • New York’s new gun laws returning unexpected results

    08/30/2014 11:19:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/30/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Genevieve Wood of the Heritage Foundation reports on a piece of news about the Empire State which came as a surprise even to me. (And it’s a subject near and dear to my heart, particularly in recent months, but more on that below.) If you had to guess which state in the US has the largest single chapter membership for the National Rifle Association and it’s associated groups, what would you say? Texas? Georgia? Good guesses, but actually it’s New York. (See update below) In just one year, the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association saw its membership...
  • Houston Leads Nation for Illegal Immigrant Minors' Destination

    08/29/2014 4:01:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 29 Aug 2014 | Kristin Tate
    many unaccompanied alien children (UAC) were set free in various counties across the country. More were released in Texas' Harris County--in which Houston is located--than any other county in the nation. ... Dallas County received the second most UAC in Texas ... Educating the foreign minors will not be cheap; David Anderson, the Texas Education Agency General Counsel, recently pointed out that due to cultural differences and language barriers, it will be more costly to education immigrant children than it is to educate students who are U.S. citizens. In Texas, more than $45 million will be spent educating the UAC...
  • Funding gives EBT users access to online shopping

    08/29/2014 3:47:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Troy Record (NY) ^ | August 29, 2014 | Staff
    BERNE - A 21st-century Albany County initiative that combines farmers markets with online shopping is receiving extra funds to continue growth. State Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Paul Tonko announced Wednesday that FarmieMarket Online LLC, based in the town of Berne, is receiving $24,490 in federal funding. The SNAP’s monthly electronic benefit transfers (EBT) dollars, which 95,000 individuals and their families in the Capital Region currently receive, cannot be used in many online food stores, but only at authorized retail food stores. The new program will allow EBT users to order fresh food online with the benefit...
  • NYC developer makes changes in ‘poor door’ design

    08/29/2014 11:24:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 29, 2014 2:07 PM EDT | Jennifer Peltz
    A plan for a luxury skyscraper with a so-called “poor door” is changing to extend more of a welcome to residents of its cluster of affordable apartments, officials and the developers said Friday. The retooled plan for 1 West End Ave. still involves separate entrances, but all residents will now have access to such building amenities as a courtyard and river-view roof deck, and the affordable segment’s lobby will be stylishly appointed and set facing a park. […] … (S)ome residents and officials see the divisions as discriminatory, and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has said it aims to bar...
  • Obama interrupting weekend trip to return to DC (personal choice)

    08/29/2014 7:41:19 AM PDT · by maggief · 50 replies
    AP ^ | August 29, 2014 | Darlene Superville
    EXCERPT The White House says Obama has changed his plans for Friday and will return to Washington late in the evening after fundraisers in Rhode Island and New York. He had planned to spend the night in New York. Presidential aides say the change in plans was not related to any current events and was the president's personal choice. Obama will spend Saturday morning in Washington, then return to New York later in the day for the wedding of his personal chef Sam Kass and MSNBC host Alex Wagner.
  • United in Hatred: Occupy and Ferguson

    08/28/2014 9:38:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 29, 2014 | Charlotte Hays
    A Washington Post story headlined “Not Their Grandfather’s Protest” sought to depict the Ferguson riots, triggered by the fatal shooting of a black youth by a white police officer, as a new generation of the Civil Rights movement. Not so. As much as we mourn the tragic death of Michael Brown, we can’t help noticing that the mob in Ferguson was destructive, hateful, and only too eager to liquidate small businesses that provided a livelihood for people whose only sin was doing business in Ferguson, Mo. Watching the Ferguson riots on TV, I spotted a sign that said, “Begin the...
  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Recalls ‘Porky’ Crack By Male Colleague

    08/28/2014 2:54:05 PM PDT · by mikrofon · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 28, 2014 | Arlette Saenz
    In her upcoming book “Off the Sidelines,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., reveals she was the subject of insensitive comments about her weight from male colleagues in the House and Senate. According to an excerpt posted by PEOPLE magazine, Gillibrand details an incident in her book where a male colleague  saw her in the gym said, “Good thing you’re working out, because you wouldn’t want to get porky!” According to the Huffington Post, Gillibrand responded, “”Thanks, a–hole.”
  • Joan Rivers hospitalized after she stops breathing during operation: report

    08/28/2014 8:23:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    www.nydailynews.com ^ | Published: Thursday, August 28, 2014, 11:04 AM | BY Larry Mcshane
    The comedian was undergoing an operation for her vocal cords when the incident occurred. She was rushed to Mount Sinai Medical Center.
  • Sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspect charged with making bomb threat

    08/28/2014 1:27:30 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | Thu August 28, 2014 | Rande Laboni
    The sister of the Boston marathon bombing suspect was arrested in New York City Wednesday for allegedly making a bomb threat, police said. Ailina Tsarnaev, 24, sister of Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was charged with aggravated harassment after a bomb threat was made by phone to another woman on Monday. The recipient -- whose name was not released -- notified police of the threat, according to NYPD Lt. John Grimpel. Ailina Tsarnaev, a resident of North Bergen, New Jersey, turned herself in to authorities on Wednesday.
  • Spitzer is $147M richer after real estate deal

    08/27/2014 4:07:45 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 08/26/2014 | Ian Mohr
    Eliot Spitzer and his young love, Lis Smith, were all smiles after their romantic trip to the City of Light. The pair was seen Sunday in the first row of first class on an American Airlines jet from Paris to JFK. “They were moonily grinning at each other and laughing,” said a spy. It seems Spitzer had reason to celebrate: Sources tell Page Six he just sold off 144 rental units at the Corinthian — the East 38th Street building built by his father in the 1980s — to Gaia Real Estate for $147 million.
  • Police Sergeants’ Union Warns Against Democratic Convention in Brooklyn

    08/27/2014 11:20:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 27, 2014 | Matt Flegenheimer, J. David Goodman
    A union of New York City police sergeants warned the Democratic National Committee on Tuesday against holding its 2016 convention in Brooklyn, issuing an open letter that doubled as a broadside against a mayoral administration with which some officers have grown increasingly frustrated.
  • Bill Gates, wife donate $1 million to gun control group

    08/26/2014 6:37:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    ap ^ | August 25, 2014
    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have donated $1 million to a Washington state campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales, bringing the total amount the campaign has brought in up to nearly $6 million. ... The large donation comes on the heels of fellow Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s $500,000 donation earlier this month. Also last week, venture capitalist Nick Hanauer donated an additional $1 million, bring his total donation to the campaign to nearly $1.4 million.
  • The Governor’s Primary in New York (NY Times won't endorse Cuomo in Dem Primary)

    08/27/2014 5:22:41 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8/26/2014 | NY Times Editorial Board
    More than four years ago, while announcing his campaign for governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo stood in front of the Tweed Courthouse in downtown Manhattan and said Albany’s antics “could make Boss Tweed blush.” New York had had enough corruption, he said, and he was going to put a stop to it. “Job 1 is going to be to clean up Albany,” he said, “and make the government work for the people.” Mr. Cuomo became governor on that platform and recorded several impressive achievements, but he failed to perform Job 1. The state government remains as subservient to big...
  • Thugs rough-up Jewish couple, drive off flying Palestinian flags (Upper East Side, NYC)

    08/26/2014 11:36:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 26, 2014 | 3:24am | Aaron Feis
    A gang of anti-Semitic thugs roughed up a Jewish man and his wife on the Upper East Side on Monday evening before fleeing in cars flying Palestinian flags, police sources told The Post. Two cars and multiple motorcycles pulled up to the couple on East 63rd Street near Third Avenue just after 8 p.m., and the assailants began yelling “anti-Jewish statements,” the sources said. …
  • K&P Carwasheros Ignore Intimidation,Organize Instead

    08/25/2014 3:55:50 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | Aug 21, 2014 | Kenneth Quinnell
    Despite attempts by both the ownership of the K&P Car Wash and the Association of Car Wash Owners to intimidate them, workers at the K&P Car Wash in New York voted to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), an affiliate of the United Food and Commercial Workers. K&P becomes the ninth car wash to unionize since a campaign was launched in 2012.K&P employee Jose Pedro Calderon said:We organized ourselves because we want to have a union contract that guarantees us better working conditions. But, most importantly, we organized ourselves because we wanted respect.As the organizing drive was ongoing, K&P...
  • Amish to build garage for couple who returned kidnapped girls (Good story)

    08/25/2014 3:23:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 25, 2014 | AP
    RICHVILLE, N.Y. – The Amish are famous for their barn raisings, when an entire community turns out to help a neighbor. In northern New York, members of an extended Amish family plan to hold a "garage raising" for the couple who returned two kidnapped Amish girls to their home. Jeffrey and Pamela Stinson tell the Watertown Daily Times (http://bit.ly/1l8vUYL ) that the garage at their home in St. Lawrence County recently burned down while they were on vacation in Maine. The fire was believed to have been started by a stray cat knocking over a battery jumpstart box inside.
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,August 25-29,September 1, 2014

    08/25/2014 10:53:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | August 25-29,September 1, 2014 | Sean Hannity
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  • New York Friday sermon: “Muslims are obligated to fight”

    08/24/2014 6:36:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/24/2014 | Robert Spencer
    “It is our narrative, it is our story, that we will fight every corrupt leader and every corrupt government until the lands of the world are free, and have justice from sea to sea, from mountain range to mountain range, from desert to desert, from forest to forest, from city to city, and from street to street.” Justice, for a Muslim American Society operative like Rami Kawas, means Sharia. The Muslim American Society is one of the Muslim Brotherhood’s chief operating arms in the United States.“New York Friday Sermon: U.S. Muslims Should Boycott Coca-Cola, Nestle,” MEMRI, August 8, 2014 (thanks...
  • Cocaine-Stuffed Tamales Seized at Houston Airport

    08/23/2014 8:08:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 91 replies
    ABCNews ^ | August 23, 2014 | BEN CANDEA
    Cocaine-Stuffed Tamales Seized at Houston Airport Aug 23, 2014, By BEN CANDEA PHOTO: U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston stopped a would be smuggler from bringing nearly 7 ounces of cocaine into the country in tamales, Aug. 22, 2014. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston stopped a would be smuggler from bringing nearly 7 ounces of cocaine into the country in tamales, Aug. 22, 2014. U.S. Customs and Border Protection File this under "ways not to smuggle drugs." U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers...
  • ‘Anti-white statements’ made after jogger shot with pellet

    08/23/2014 1:48:11 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 82 replies
    NY Post ^ | 08/23/2014 | Natasha Velez
    <p>A thug armed with a pellet gun fired at a jogger in Central Park late Monday and is now being sought by police. The victim, 36, told police she was jogging near midnight in the far southern end of the park, on the West Drive near West 60th Street, when a pellet hit her in the back of the head. She turned and saw a group of five people — three men and two women — “laughing and making anti-white statements,” the police said.</p>
  • Mark David Chapman must Continue to sSrve Prison Time for John Lennon's murder- Parole Board

    08/23/2014 1:20:14 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    New ^ | Friday, August 22, 2014 | Kenneth Lovett
    EXCLUSIVE: Mark David Chapman must continue to serve prison time for John Lennon's murder, parole board says Fearing he may commit more crimes, a three-person Parole Board panel announced Friday it has denied Chapman’s eighth bid for release. He won’t be eligible for parole again for another two years. The 59-year-old is serving a 20-year to life sentence at upstate Wende Correctional Facility after gunning down the former Beatle in 1980 as Lennon returned home from a late night recording session with wife Yoko Ono.John Lennon's killer will have to let it be in prison for at least two more...
  • Soros, Steyer Spend Big in Bid to Rescue Democrats' Majority

    08/22/2014 5:27:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 22, 2014 | Scott Bland and Adam Wollner
    George Soros gave $500,000 apiece to House Majority PAC and the League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund. Climate-change activist Tom Steyer gave the biggest super PAC donation in July with $7.5 million. Super PACs spent July beefing up for the fall campaign. Many groups filed new disclosure reports this week, leaving a paper trail littered with big checks from big names. Democrats dominate the list of notable July donors ... Michael Bloomberg is staying plenty active in his post-mayoral days. Aside from funding his gun-control-focused super PAC, Bloomberg has written checks to Senate Majority PAC and super PACs that backed...
  • Ex-CIA Officer: 'There Are ISIS Sleeper Cells In This Country'

    08/22/2014 9:33:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 86 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 21 Aug 2014 | Cathy Burke
    A former CIA officer said Thursday he has no doubt Islamic State (ISIS) sleeper cells are already planted on U.S. soil. ... former CIA officer Bob Baer told the network ISIS is already on this side of the Atlantic. "I have been told with no uncertainty there are ISIS sleeper cells in this country," he said. ... Islamic State fighters suggest their leader, Iraqi Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is planning something for the West – and that attacks could take place through sleeper cells in both Europe and the United States. “The West are idiots and fools," one fighter taunted, according...
  • Teachers want their money back after UFT backs Sharpton (NYC)

    08/22/2014 8:19:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 19, 2014 | 8:14pm | Joe Tacopino, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding
    The UFT will pay a heavy price for sponsoring the Rev. Al Sharpton’s anti-cop rally on Staten Island—as a growing number of teachers vow to cancel their contributions to the union’s political action committee. The UFT’s Committee on Political Education, or COPE, raked in more than $6 million between Jan. 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014, according to records filed with the Federal Election Commission. But ever since the union announced its support last week for a protest over the police chokehold death of Eric Garner, hundreds of members have used the UFT’s own Facebook page to publicly sever ties...
  • Muslim Brotherhood’s Islamic State Beheads Liberals Too

    08/22/2014 8:02:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | August 21, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    The beheading of any American should send every American into orbit from outrage. That includes the beheading of James Foley. What must be made known, however, is that evidence suggests Foley was sympathetic to the Muslim Brotherhood’s cause and may have been a liberal. If that’s true, why would ISIS behead him? The answer is strangely simple. ISIS beheads liberals too, in much the same way that the Tsarnaev brothers set off pressure cooker bombs in a predominantly liberal city – Boston. Foley Betrayed by those he supported. A look at Foley’s twitter feed from 2012 indicates he was a...
  • Farm Couple Fined Thousands for Declining Gay Wedding

    08/22/2014 5:18:22 AM PDT · by xzins · 68 replies
    CBN ^ | August 22, 2014 | CBN
    A New York couple faces thousands of dollars in fines for declining to rent out their family farm for a same-sex wedding celebration. The New York State Division of Human Rights fined Cynthia and Robert Gifford $13,000 for declining a request from a lesbian couple to rent the family barn for their ceremony. The Giffords have owned and operated Liberty Ridge Farm in for over 25 years. They believe marriage is the union of one man and one woman. Like many small farm families, they often open up their home to host public events, including weddings. In addition to the...
  • Palestinian banner unfurled on NYC bridge (Manhattan Bridge)

    08/21/2014 12:48:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 21, 2014 1:17 AM EDT
    Pro-Palestinian activists marching along the Brooklyn Bridge were surprised when a giant flag in Palestinian colors was unfurled on the nearby Manhattan Bridge. The flag had the words “Boycott, Divest, Sanction” on it and was lowered from a part of the bridge near the Manhattan side Wednesday evening. Activists on the Brooklyn Bridge met its appearance with cheers. …
  • NY Farm fined for refusing to host gay wedding

    08/20/2014 10:06:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/20/2014 | Rick Moran
    New York farmers who host birthday parties and other events must pay a $13,000 fine because they refused to host a gay wedding.The couple, Cynthia and Robert Gifford, have hosted gay wedding receptions in the past. But because weddings are conducted on the first floor of their house, Cynthia Gifford refused to host a gay wedding ceremony of two lesbians because of her Christian faith. A judge ruled that the GIfford private residence isn't so private after all. Washington Times: New York farm owners who rent their facilities for birthday parties and wedding ceremonies have been fined thousands of dollars...
  • New York Mayor de Blasio Stands Firm on Refusal to Reimburse Public for Personal Trips

    08/19/2014 10:04:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 18, 2014 6:22 p.m. ET | Michael Howard Saul
    Mayor Bill de Blasio says he won't reimburse the taxpayers for personal trips when his security detail is at the wheel, even though New York City's other top elected officials have said they would. For the first time Monday afternoon, Mr. de Blasio addressed criticism from government watchdogs and former elected officials who have questioned his ethics for allowing the public to fund out-of-town private travel, an issue raised in report published last week in The Wall Street Journal. Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat, said he would abide by a March 2009 advisory opinion from the city's Conflicts of Interest...
  • High Fashion, Expense for Hillary Travel

    08/18/2014 2:52:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Hillary Rodham Clinton likes to travel in style. She insists on staying in the “presidential suite” of luxury hotels that she chooses anywhere in the world, including Las Vegas. She usually requires those who pay her six-figure fees for speeches to also provide a private jet for transportation — only a $39 million, 16-passenger Gulfstream G450 or larger will do. And she doesn’t travel alone, relying on an entourage of a couple of “travel aides,” and a couple of advance staffers who check out her speech site in the days leading up to her appearance, much like a White House...
  • New York City Council Speaker reveals she has 'high risk HPV'

    08/18/2014 1:33:50 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | August 18, 2014 | Lydia Warren
    Melissa Mark-Viverito, 45, shared her diagnosis on Twitter on Sunday She learned she had the infection after her first appointment with a gynecologist in two years - and encouraged women to get checked HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection and can lead to cervical cancer, as well as other cancers New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has revealed she has 'high risk HPV', a sexually-transmitted disease that can cause cancer. She made the announcement on Twitter on Sunday, explaining that she learned about her human papillomavirus diagnosis on Friday following a long overdue gynecologist's appointment. [Snip]...
  • Farm Is Fined for Refusal to Hold Same-Sex Wedding

    08/18/2014 1:33:39 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 71 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | August 18, 2014 | 1 Comments | John Caher,
    An Albany area farm which rebuffed efforts by a same-sex couple to hold their wedding at the site has been fined $10,000 and ordered to pay the women $1,500 each for their mental anguish. In New York State Division of Human Rights v. Liberty Ridge Farm, 10157952/ 10157963, Administrative Law Judge Migdalia Pares of the Bronx rejected the owners' argument that the farm, which is their home, is not a place of public accommodation and is therefore not subject to the anti-discrimination provisions of the Human Rights Law. the Giffords are considering their next step, including a possible appeal based...
  • Community Health Systems says personal data stolen in cyber attack

    08/18/2014 12:09:37 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 18, 2014 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Community Health Systems Inc , one of the biggest U.S. hospital groups, said on Monday it was the victim of a cyber attack from China, resulting in the theft of Social Security numbers and other personal data belonging to 4.5 million patients. That would make the attack the largest of its type involving patient information since a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website started tracking such breaches in 2009. The previous record, an attack on a Montana Department of Public Health server, was disclosed in June and affected about 1 million people. The attackers appear to...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,August 18-22,2014

    08/18/2014 11:45:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | August 18-22, 2014 | Sean Hannity
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  • Violent Weekend in NYC

    08/18/2014 11:30:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    WOR, 710 AM, NYC ^ | Monday, August 18th 2014 @ 5am
    Two dozen people were shot here in New York City over the weekend in a rash of gun violence. Two of the victims were killed early yesterday morning in a drive-by shooting outside a deli on West 151st Street in Harlem. […] Shootings are up more than 10 percent around the city compared to last year. …
  • Mayor with Bloomberg gun control group charged with bribery

    08/18/2014 7:09:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    myfoxnews.com ^ | 8/18/2014 | CJ Ciaramella
    ......Jenkins and Monticello Building Inspector James Snowden were arrested late last week, according the Daily Freeman. The charges included “bribe receiving” and “endangering the public health”; the mayor “was also charged with intimidating a witness, a felony, in connection with an incident in Fallsburg.”
  • NYTimes Reporter: Obama ‘Greatest Enemy To Press Freedom In A Generation’

    08/17/2014 11:10:47 AM PDT · by lbryce · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 17, 2014 | Jamie Weinstein
    President Barack Obama is no friend of press freedom, says a New York Times reporter who may be sent to jail for refusing to reveal a source. “A lot of people still think this is some kind of game or signal or spin,” reporter James Risen told his own paper in a profile about his plight published Saturday. “They don’t want to believe that Obama wants to crack down on the press and whistle-blowers. But he does. He’s the greatest enemy to press freedom in a generation.” Risen’s troubles stem from the 2006 publication of his book “State of War,”...
  • Neighborhood where Eric Garner died ... has only gotten worse:

    08/17/2014 6:38:55 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 6 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 08/17/2014 | BY ERIK BADIA , JOHN MARZULLI , LARRY MCSHANE
    A rattled Staten Island landlord repeatedly contacted the cops about the nightmare on Bay St.: dope dealers, cigarette peddlers, public urination, threats of rape and assault. Then Eric Garner, a suspected seller of untaxed cigarettes, died in the midst of his July 17 arrest. A month later, things on the block are even more out of control. “It has only gotten worse, much worse, since Eric died,” the landlord told the Daily News ahead of Sunday’s one-month anniversary of Garner’s death. “Now the police, they don’t want to have another incident there so they have a hands-off approach,” said the...
  • Official: Amish Girls Sexually Abused in Abduction

    08/16/2014 8:00:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 61 replies
    abc ^ | august 16, 2014 | george m. walsh
    Two young Amish sisters were sexually abused after their abduction from a roadside farm stand in northern New York, a prosecutor said Saturday. St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain's disclosure came hours after the county's sheriff said the couple charged in the kidnapping were prowling for easy targets and may have planned to abduct other children. Stephen Howells Jr. and Nicole Vaisey, both of Hermon, were arrested and arraigned Friday on charges they abducted the 7-year-old and 12-year-old sisters with the intent to physically or sexually abuse them. "We felt that there was the definite potential that there was...
  • Sultan of Brunei Makes Play For New York's Plaza Hotel [Pro-Sharia Sultan!]

    08/16/2014 6:50:00 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    FoxNews ^ | August16, 2014
    Sultan of Brunei Makes Play For New York's Plaza Hotel, report says Published August 16, 2014 The Sultan of Brunei is reportedly the favorite among bidders to purchase New York's landmark Plaza Hotel. As part of an estimated $2.2 billion deal, Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, who hailed his country's controversial Islamic Shariah criminal law as a "great achievement," would also purchase New York's Dream Hotel and London's Grosvenor House Hotel, the Times of London reported. The properties are being sold by Subrata Roy, an Indian tycoon currently jailed in New Delhi on contempt of court charges. The profits will reportedly...