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  • 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
    https://www.justice.gov ^ | 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 · 6 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 · 9 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 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...
  • NY Bill Would Require Medical Marijuana Be Covered By Public Health Insurance [“Child Health Plus”]

    10/29/2018 7:27:22 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 25 replies
    Marijuana Moment ^ | October 23, 2018 | Tom Angell
    Public heath insurance programs would be required to cover medical marijuana in New York if a new Assembly bill is enacted. “Cost is the primary barrier to patient access in New York’s medical marijuana program,” reads a memo attached to the legislation. “Medicaid, other public health plans, and commercial health insurance plans do not cover medical marijuana, forcing patients to pay out of pocket. Some patients begin treatment only to stop due to inability to pay, while others turn to the black market.” “For thousands of patients, medical marijuana is a safer and more effective medication than other drugs, especially...
  • Poll: Andrew Cuomo opens big lead in NY governor's race

    10/25/2018 5:05:19 PM PDT · by metmom · 56 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | October 01, 2018 | Mark Weiner
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is holding onto a 22-point lead over Republican Marc Molinaro as the 2018 race for governor enters its final five weeks, according to a new poll made public Monday. Cuomo, a two-term Democrat, leads Molinaro, the Dutchess County executive, 50-28 percent, according to the Siena College poll of likely voters. The governor also leads by wide margins over four other third-party candidates who will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot, the poll found. A combined 14 percent of likely voters said they will vote for one of the third-party candidates.
  • DOT Faces Wrath Of Brooklyn Heights Residents Over BQE Reconstruction Plans

    10/24/2018 1:15:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    Gothamist ^ | September 28, 2018 | Caroline Lewis
    At a packed town hall meeting in Brooklyn Thursday evening to discuss options for saving a crumbling section of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, city officials from the Department of Transportation came up against some not-unexpected pushback against a proposal that would involve closing the Brooklyn Heights promenade for six years. This was the first public meeting since the city unveiled two separate proposals for the project last week. The meeting opened with a presentation of both options—each projected to cost between $3 billion and $4 billion—while Polly Trottenberg, the city’s transportation commissioner, braced herself for the inevitable backlash. “I understand a...
  • Now Kirsten Gillibrand and Letitia James are trying to dodge debates

    10/20/2018 8:33:19 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 20, 2018 | Mary Kay Linge and Carl Campanile
    Republicans raged Saturday at the expanding number of top New York Democrats who are giving their challengers the silent treatment rather than debate them. So far, Gov. Cuomo, and two top Dems — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and attorney general candidate Letitia James — are ducking debates with their darkhorse opponents.
  • Crowley plans his comeback after Ocasio-Cortez defeat (still on the ballot)

    10/13/2018 6:08:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/12/18 | Carl Campanile
    **SNIP** Crowley has formed a state campaign committee “Joe for NY,” and is holding a fundraiser Oct. 29 at the Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel in Manhattan, where the maximum suggested donation is $10,000. According to an email sent to “Irish Americans & Friends Crowley” by Walter Swett of the firm Dynamic SRG, who is the Crowley committee’s campaign treasurer, the group was “established to position Joe for future opportunities in public service.” **SNIP** The IrishCentral website recently floated Crowley’s name for statewide office, noting that, “While white ethnic Catholic no longer plays that well in Queens, it is a powerful...
  • vanity Cuomo slaughters Cynthia Nixon in NY Governor primary election

    09/13/2018 6:09:50 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 92 replies
    Insane lunatic, NY Governor, Cuomo, politically slaughters supreme Nutcase Cynthia. You do not want to know the numbers...it's hilarious!!!
  • Ocasio-Cortez Called Out for Comments on Being 'Inaugurated' to Congress

    10/05/2018 2:38:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/03/18
    It seems that Democratic socialist and New York City congressional hopeful Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a lot to learn about Congress. Ocasio-Cortez spoke Monday at her alma mater of Boston University, raising eyebrows with a comment on implementing her campaign promises if she wins in November. "It doesn't mean you get everything tomorrow. As much as I would love that, I would love to get inaugurated January 3rd [and] January 4th we're signing health care, we're signing this."
  • Staten Island Statue of Liberty climber seeks jury trial; prosecutors oppose

    09/30/2018 6:24:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    silive ^ | 9/26/18 | Mira Wassef
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.-- The Staten Island lady who scaled Lady Liberty wants a group of her peers to decide her fate -- not a judge -- when her case heads for trial this fall. Therese Patricia Okoumou, 44, is asking for a jury trial, even though she does not have a legal right to one considering the "petty offenses" she is facing, according to court papers filed in Manhattan federal court. The St. George resident faces charges of trespassing, interfering with agency functions and disorderly conduct after climbing to the base of the landmark and refusing to get down, officials...
  • City Council approves bill to add third gender on birth certificates (New York)

    09/25/2018 5:26:58 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    nypost.com ^ | September 12, 2018 | Rich Calder
    The City Council on Wednesday approved legislation that will allow New Yorkers to select a third gender category on their birth certificates. The change, which has the backing of Mayor de Blasio, ensures a new “non-binary” identity category known as “X” will be available on birth certificates for those who don’t consider their gender to be male or female. It was approved 41-6 in a Council vote. Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who introduced the legislation, said it will make “New York birth certificates more inclusive for all and will send a powerful signal to the world that New York City government...