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  • New York Abortion Bill Could One Day Make Being Pro-Life ‘a Crime’

    01/15/2019 5:51:56 PM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 1/14/19 | Emily Benson
    Officials at the New York State Catholic Conference are calling the Reproductive Health Act “worse than we thought it would be.” “It foresees a time in New York where it’s a crime to be pro-life,” said Kathleen Gallagher, director of pro-life activities and the Catholic Action Network for the conference, which is the public policy arm of the state’s Catholic bishops. The measure, introduced in the Legislature the week of January 7, will expand access to abortion in the state, despite being promoted as simply codifying Roe v Wade. It not only increases access to abortion across the board, including...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Demands Trump Answer For ICE Funding — One Week After Voting To Fund ICE

    01/09/2019 5:15:15 PM PST · by ColdOne · 47 replies ^ | 1/9/19 | Virginia Kruta
    “The president should not be asking for more money to an agency that has systematically violated human rights,” the newly sworn-in congresswoman began. “The president should really be defending why we are funding such an agency at all. Because right now, what we are seeing is death. Right now, what we are seeing is the violation of human rights.” (RELATED: Ocasio-Cortez: Trump Needs To Explain Why ICE Should Still Be Funded) But even as she laid out her challenge to the president, Ocasio-Cortez appeared to forget that Congress — not the president — controls budget appropriations and determines which agencies...
  • Cuomo Vows New York Will Lead Nation With Progressive Agenda

    01/02/2019 7:06:47 AM PST · by antidemoncrat · 28 replies
    US News ^ | 1/1/2019 | STEPHEN R. GROVES
    Sounding like the presidential candidate he insists he is not, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unleashed an energetic attack against President Donald Trump's policies Tuesday, pledging New York will lead the nation forward with the most progressive agenda in state history.
  • Why is the Vatican farming out portions of its prosecution to NY archdiocese?

    12/30/2018 1:41:27 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | December 29, 2018 | Christopher R. Altieri
    Why is the Vatican farming out portions of its prosecution to NY archdiocese? Pope Francis greets then-Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican June 19, 2013. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) The Vatican’s prosecution of the disgraced former Archbishop of Washington, DC, Theodore McCarrick is proceeding and has expanded to include at least one witness who came forward after the Archdiocese of New York’s independent review board deemed an earlier allegation against McCarrick credible.Specifically, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) asked the judicial vicar for the Archdiocese of New York, Msgr....
  • New York Minimum-Wage Hike Includes Hotline to Report Employers Not Paying Enough

    12/28/2018 8:05:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/28/2018 | Bridget Johnson
    New York launches its higher minimum wage on Monday along with a tip line for people to report employers who aren't ponying up the extra pay. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that "the historic increase in the minimum wage" to as much as $15 per hour in New York City "continues to set a national example in the fight for economic justice." The phased-in minimum-wage hike was included in the state's 2016-17 budget and requires New York City's "big employers" -- those with more than 10 employees -- to pay $15 per hour while small NYC employers have to raise...
  • Blue Light Floods NYC Sky as Transformer Explodes in Queens

    12/27/2018 7:23:24 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 40 replies
    A transformer explosion in Queens sent an eerie blue light flooding the nighttime sky over New York City Thursday night, startling residents. Con Edison says a couple of transformers tripped offline at the substation at 20th Avenue and 32nd Street, sparking a fire. The explosion lit the sky so brightly that it briefly appeared to be daytime in neighborhoods like Astoria and Woodside, residents reported. Smoke arose from the source of the blue light, visible from as far as Manhattan.
  • 107-Year-Old NY Man Is Oldest Working Barber In The World

    12/27/2018 4:16:28 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 25 replies ^ | 12/25/18 | unknown
    WINDSOR, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – The oldest working barber in the world is making sure his clients look and feel their best this holiday season. He works right here in New York, in the small upstate town of Windsor, the town’s oldest resident is still at work. “How old am I? 107,” said Anthony Mancinelli. He’s in the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest barber in the world. So how does it feel? “I don’t know, I am just happy I am still a barber,” Mancinelli said. He still works full time, putting in 40 hours a week. His...
  • New York: Second Amendment Protects most Arms including Nunchakus

    12/25/2018 3:20:21 PM PST · by marktwain · 46 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 14 December 2018, a New York District judge, Pamela K. Chen, an Obama appointee, has struck down a ban on nunchakus, as unconstitutional. Consider the timeline and history of this ban and its demise.In 1974, in response to “Kung Fu” movies, New York banned the possession, manufacture, transportation, and transfer of Nunchakus. Nunchakus or “chuka sticks” were made into a prohibited weapon by statute. The New York ban followed the process for weapons bans in the United States. The process has been this: Demonize the weapon to be banned in the Media by citing a few anecdotes, not...
  • New York leads nation in population loss

    12/20/2018 7:15:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    CBS 6 ALbany ^ | December 19, 2018 | Staff
    New York State leads the country in an undesirable category. New data from the U.S. Census Bureau says New York tops the nation in population loss. The report says nine states saw a drop in population between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018. New York led the way at a loss of 48,510 people.
  • Gun Control: New York Wants to Make You Submit Social Media History Before Purchasing Guns

    12/06/2018 10:04:25 AM PST · by Bob434 · 47 replies
    NewsWeek ^ | 11/23/18 at 7:08 AM | Aristos Georgiou
    A proposed bill in the New York State Senate could mean that anyone wanting to buy a pistol or renew their permit will be subject to a review of their internet history and social media accounts going back up to three years.
  • This Anti-Gun Bill Requires Access To Social Media & Internet Search History Of Prospective Buyers

    12/05/2018 4:41:29 AM PST · by vannrox · 19 replies
    Organic Prepper ^ | 5DEC18 | Daisy Luther
    In New York (the state, not just the city) there’s a rather Orwellian gun bill on the table that would require would-be firearm purchasers to turn over 3 years of their social media history and one year of their internet search history if they want to buy a gun. “A three-year review of a social media profile would give an easy profile of a person who is not suitable to hold and possess a firearm,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who has proposed the legislation with New York State Senator Kevin Parker. (source) Applicants to purchase a gun would...
  • New York Woman Pleads Guilty to Providing Material Support to ISIS

    11/27/2018 8:55:49 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 17 replies ^ | November 26, 2018 | unknown
    Zoobia Shahnaz, 27, of Brentwood, New York, pleaded guilty to providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization.
  • NRA Moves Forward in First Amendment Case Against NY Governor Cuomo

    11/27/2018 5:14:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 November, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is notoriously hostile to the Second Amendment and the exercise thereof.His administration has been riddled with corruption. He is considered one of the three engineers of the infamous “Safe Act”. The other two, Dean Skelos, former leader of the New York Senate, and Sidney Silver, former Speaker of the New York Assembly, have been convicted of corruption.  Governor Cuomo was intimately politically involved with both men. Governor Cuomo has been able to evade corruption charges thus far. Perhaps Governor Cuomo has a touch of believing he is invulnerable.  He used his vast powers to exhort...
  • Brooklyn Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine Arrested On Federal Racketeering Charges

    11/20/2018 2:17:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/19/18 | Ryan Grenoble
    **SNIP** “As alleged in the indictment, this gang, which included platinum-selling rap artist Tekashi 6ix 9ine, wreaked havoc on New York City, engaging in brazen acts of violence,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said in a statement Monday. “Showing reckless indifference to others’ safety, members of the gang were allegedly involved in robberies and shootings, including a shooting inside the crowded Barclay’s Center, and a shooting in which an innocent bystander was hit.” Hernandez was already on thin ice, having been on and off probation multiple times over the last several years. In 2015, he pleaded guilty to the use...
  • Parents See Red Over Ketchup Limit at NY School District

    11/16/2018 9:31:11 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 69 replies
    USNews ^ | Nov. 16, 2018 | Staff
    Some parents are seeing red over a ketchup crackdown at a New York school district. Newsday reports that the Eastport-South Manor Central School District on Long Island is limiting students to two 9-gram packets of the condiment at lunch. Assistant Superintendent Timothy Laube told families in a letter this week that ketchup and other condiments "have little or no nutritional value." The district eliminated pump dispensers for condiments last year and switched to packets. Parent Tim Petrou called the condiment cap "a little ridiculous." He said kids "should be allowed to have ketchup." But school board member and parent Jeff...
  • Port Authority Bus Terminal closed due to snowstorm overcrowding

    11/15/2018 5:10:09 PM PST · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    NYPost ^ | November 15, 2018
    The Port Authority Bus Terminal is so crowded with commuters waiting for buses amid a massive winter storm that the agency is blocking any more people from entering, officials said. Officials closed the doors to the facility at about 5:15 p.m. because so many passengers are waiting for buses that aren’t heading in or out. “We’re recommending passengers take trains back to NJ due to weather causing bus delays,” said a PA spokesman. The agency even tweeted that riders should find other ways to get home.
  • 'They Didn't Want a Flag': Protesters Vandalize Patriotic Mural Painted on NY Pizza Shop

    11/11/2018 1:16:34 AM PST · by LoicW · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/10/18 | Ingraham
    The owner of a pizzeria in New Paltz, New York, said protesters vandalized the American flag mural painted on the side of her building because they believed it represented "a political position." Maria Lisante, who owns La Bella Pizza Bistro, said on “The Ingraham Angle” on Friday that the protesters were "opposed" to the flag and thus defaced the mural. "They didn't want a flag. They thought that it meant a political position and they were opposed," Lisante said.
  • Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will not be charged in abuse investigation

    11/08/2018 7:53:49 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    KPSX CNN ^ | November 8, 2018 | Staff
    Eric Schneiderman, the embattled former New York Attorney General who stepped down from his post after multiple women came forward with allegations of assault, will not face criminal charges for the incidents reported, the prosecutor tasked with overseeing the case told CNN. Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas told CNN Thursday morning that her team interviewed members of Schneiderman’s security detail, employees who worked with him at the New York Attorney General’s office and witnesses. Singas was appointed to be the special prosecutor overseeing the investigation. “I personally interviewed each of the women who cooperated with our investigation along with...
  • Cuomo quietly raises hospital Medicaid rates as election nears

    11/04/2018 5:16:56 AM PST · by lowbridge · 10 replies ^ | November 2, 2018 | Carl Campanile
    In a move just days before Election Day that boosts a powerful union ally, Gov. Cuomo has quietly increased Medicaid rates to hospitals and nursing homes, according to a report Friday. The state Health Department notified the public of a 2 percent hike for hospitals and 1.5 percent nursing homes on page 90 of Thursday’s New York State Register. There was no other announcement. The increase will benefit thousands of workers represented by the hospital workers union, Service Employees Union Local 1199, which endorsed Cuomo for a third term months earlier this year. The Empire Center’s Bill Hammond, who first spotted...
  • Ocasio-Cortez, NY Democrat rock star on cusp of power (Joe Crowley can still win)

    11/04/2018 2:08:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/03/18 | Afp
    **SNIP** "I am like, 'hey, we are fighting for universal care, for tuition-free public college, we are fighting for a living wage,' and you see that kind of defense mechanism kind of come down." But in America at large, such politics are pretty radical. She is a Democratic Socialist in the vein of failed 2016 presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, on whose campaign she worked. Ocasio-Cortez has compared the fight against climate change to the fight against Nazi Germany in World War II, calling it a "major existential threat" and has likened electing Democrats to ending slavery. The right has branded...