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  • Cuomo: Don’t discipline students for gun violence walkout

    03/16/2018 2:14:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/15/18 | Kirstan Conley, Carl Campanile
    <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked state education officials Thursday to overturn any disciplinary action taken against students who participated in the mass walkout against gun violence.</p> <p>“In the last 24 hours, there have been several reports of New York State schools disciplining students and faculty for participating in yesterday’s historic events to stop gun violence. In at least one disturbing incident, it was reported that the school physically blocked the exits to prevent students from demonstrating,” Cuomo said in a letter to state Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia.</p>
  • Garden City, N.Y.: Affluent, With a Welcome Mat Out

    03/15/2018 9:59:25 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 38 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 11, 2016 | MARCELLE SUSSMAN FISCHLER
    Twice a year, Jaime Bremnes, 35, a fifth-generation resident of Garden City and the president of its Welcoming Club, arranges a cocktail party for new residents in this affluent village of around 22,600, part of the town of Hempstead in Nassau County. The organization has running and walking clubs, toddler play groups and gourmet and book clubs in addition to the parties for newcomers, which are held at members’ homes. “We aim to introduce neighbors to one another so they may become friends and part of the community,” said Dr. Bremnes, a dentist, who moved back from Manhattan four years...
  • Democrats Flex Political Muscle to Shut Down NRA Event

    03/15/2018 1:37:26 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    n the United States, politicians are not supposed to be able to prevent the opposition from meeting or speaking.When Progressives dominated the mass media, the left celebrated the First Amendment.  In 1963, the Harvard-Radcliff Democratic Club invited George Wallace to speak, and there were no protests or threats of violence.  Leftists were all for free speech and rights of an assembly when they had little opposition in organs of mass media. Times have changed. The Progressives no longer have an effective monopoly in the media. Now, heavier-handed tactics are resorted to. Democrat politicians in New York pressured a Staten...
  • Former aide to Gov. Cuomo convicted in bribery case

    03/13/2018 7:16:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/13/2018 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK – A former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo was convicted on corruption charges Tuesday at a trial that further exposed the state capital's culture of backroom deal-making. A federal jury in Manhattan found Joseph Percoco guilty of two counts of conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud and one count of soliciting bribes after deliberating for parts of three weeks. "Joseph Percoco was found guilty of taking over $300,000 in cash bribes by selling something priceless that was not his to sell – the sacred obligation to honestly and faithfully serve the citizens of New York," Manhattan...
  • Five dead after helicopter crash in New York City (East River)

    03/12/2018 3:58:54 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 36 replies
    NBC ^ | March 12, 2018
    Five people were killed when a private helicopter with six people on board crashed into the East River in New York City on Sunday, authorities said. Three people transported to area hospitals after the crash later died, New York Fire Department spokesman Jim Long said. Two others were pronounced dead at the scene of the incident. The pilot freed himself and was taken to a hospital in "OK" condition, New York City Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigron told reporters Sunday night. The pilot was later named 33-year-old Richard Vance
  • Tour helicopter crashes into East River, pilot scrambles to safety [BREAKING STORY, 5 submerged]

    03/11/2018 5:23:01 PM PDT · by Enchante · 123 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 11, 2018 | By Larry Celona, Tina Moore, Joe Marino and Max Jaeger
    A tourist helicopter plunged into the East River on Sunday night, leaving at least five people trapped inside the sinking vessel while the pilot scrambled to safety, police sources said. The Eurocopter AS350 went down around 88th Street, near Gracie Mansion, at about 7:15 p.m., sources said. The pilot was able to get out and climb aboard a raft — but five others remained trapped inside the upside-down helicopter, according to sources.
  • NY Governor Cuomo Goes After Pro-Life, Pro-Family Businesses

    02/15/2018 6:20:40 PM PST · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 2/12/18 | Trey Elmore
    Bans state agencies from doing business with companies that "support discrimination"ALBANY, N.Y. ( - Governor Andrew Cuomo is going after businesses that object to homosexuality. In an announcement to the giant homosexual interest group the Human Rights Campaign at their annual gala in New York City, Cuomo said he would sign an executive order banning New York state agencies from doing business with companies which refuse services based on conscientious objection to homosexuality and so-called same-sex marriage. Cuomo also said to the group of LGBT activists that "I can tell you that any school that refuses to protect transgender students...
  • NY: Parma Man Accidentally Shot from Half Mile Away

    01/27/2018 10:32:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 25 January, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In October 2016, two men were target shooting in rural New York.  They were sighting in rifles for the upcoming deer season.They could see about a thousand feet, but there was no obvious backstop on the flat ground.  They had two .308 Winchester rifles, a Del-Ton AR, and a pistol. It was about 4 p.m. Almost half a mile away, unseen, Kevin Flannery was mowing a lane on his property.  A picture taken a year later shows tall ground cover on either side of the lane. Flannery could not be seen from the position of the shooters.Flannery apparently moved...
  • In Nassau County, an Influx of Democrats Threatens a G.O.P. Stronghold (From 2013)

    01/15/2018 1:00:22 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 7, 2013 | Michael Schwirtz
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — With a pivotal local election looming in the fall, the Republican-controlled Nassau County Legislature recently approved new district lines that could help the party secure at least two more seats. A local Republican club has increased its campaign chest tenfold over the last two years, bringing in individual contributions of tens of thousands of dollars from a family paving company, a real estate developer and other donors with business before the county, according to disclosure records. And if past elections are any guide, the party can also turn for campaign help to workers from the county’s special...
  • Eliot Spitzer Is Back In The News, This Time For Allegedly Threatening Prostitute’s Life

    01/08/2018 6:37:42 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/6/2018 | Emma Colton
    <p>A Russian prostitute who previously had an affair with former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer met with the New York Police Department Friday, claiming Spitzer threatened her life. And she has a tape that allegedly proves it.</p> <p>Svetlana Travis Zakharova met with the NYPD to discuss a short phone recording allegedly between her and Spitzer that captures a man threatening the Russian prostitute’s life, the New York Daily News reported Saturday.</p>
  • What Happens When You Don't Build Natural Gas Pipelines?

    01/07/2018 2:44:45 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Forbes ^ | JAN 7, 2018 | Jude Clemente
    What Happens When You Don't Build Natural Gas Pipelines? Jude Clemente , CONTRIBUTOR The answer to the question posed is a really, really bad chain reaction: magnified during winter and peak demand...with a pipeline shortage...a natural gas shortage is created, prices for both natural gas and electricity skyrocket, CO2 emissions go up because more carbon intensive fuels are forced to compensate. Headquartered in New York, New Jersey, and New England (hereafter the "Northeast"), the devastating consequences of the anti-pipeline business just reared its ugly head again as we faced the coldest temperatures since The Polar Vortex of 2013-2014. Two of...
  • Trump pulls brakes on $13B Obama-backed rail-tunnel plan

    12/31/2017 4:05:18 AM PST · by SMGFan · 113 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 31, 2017
    An Obama-era plan to have the federal government finance half of a $13 billion rail tunnel project ran into a red light Friday from the Trump administration. The plan, proposed under President Barack Obama in 2015, includes revitalizing a deteriorating Amtrak tunnel connecting New Jersey to New York City, repairing damage to a dual-tunnel conduit, and reconstructing the New Jersey railroad network’s aging Portal Bridge, Crain’s New York Business reported. Amtrak, which owns most of the rail tunnels and tracks between Boston and Washington, D.C., contends that the existing tunnel connecting New Jersey and New York City is damaged and...
  • During the War of 1812, on this date in 1813

    12/30/2017 12:10:07 PM PST · by Bull Snipe · 24 replies
    British Major General Rialls, 1000 British Regulars and 400 Indian allies cross the Niagara River. They attack 2100 New York State Militia under the command of Major General Hall. After a short fight, the militia withdraws (by some accounts run). The British troops put the torch to the villages of Buffalo and Black Rock, burning all but 4 out of 150 buildings. Also burned are 4 ships tied up there. The British and their Indian allies withdraw to Canada.
  • Denver, Colorado “Mile High Pile of Poop”

    12/29/2017 6:28:38 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 46 replies ^ | Dec. 25, 2017 | Dominick Mezzapesa
    Denver, Colorado just took a step closer to being and smelling like India. The Denver City Council gave their city a big flaming bag of poop for Christmas. On Monday the city council unanimously voted to decriminalizing low-level crimes like pooping on the sidewalk. NO Clean Up On Aisle 5 In Denver, people are required to dispose of dog poop, but humans defecating can just leave it anywhere they like. You would think they would stop there, but noooooooo!
  • I Have Finally Escaped New York

    12/21/2017 5:30:10 PM PST · by onona · 102 replies
    We have finally done it ! Gone Baby Gone
  • Cuomo: Remove firearms from domestic abusers in New York

    12/14/2017 9:45:58 AM PST · by Bob434 · 39 replies
    The Post Star ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | The Associated Press
    Not sure the reposting rules from associated press- So I'll just post the link (It's a short article) and summarize- Cuomo is calling for removing firearms from all domestic abuse violators- even minor cases- He claims "Most mass shootings" are done by people with records of abuse against women.
  • (NYC) City not liable for processing fake deed that allowed man to steal woman’s Queens home

    12/13/2017 2:09:15 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12.03.17 | Andrew Keshner
    A man who swiped an elderly woman’s house with phony documents did time for the crime — but an appellate court is letting the city off the hook for processing the paperwork that let the ex-con make himself at home.   A Brooklyn appeals court has ruled that a judge was right to toss a lawsuit brought against the city by Jennifer Merin — whose Queens abode was filched by a criminal who filed a fraudulent deed.   Merin, 74, had sued the city for not catching the forgery when the paperwork was first filed, but lost on appeal when the court...
  • Doctor accused of spiking woman’s drink with abortion pill

    12/13/2017 4:18:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    news10 ^ | Dec. 13, 2017 | staff
    ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) — Brook Fiske and Sikander Imran had been dating on and off for 3 years. Imran, a doctor, had moved from Rochester to Arlington, Virginia for a new job – when he learned from Fiske, she was pregnant. “He didn’t want to have a baby so he tried to talk me into having an abortion… which I didn’t want to do,” explained Fiske. Fiske says she was 17 weeks pregnant when she went to Virginia to visit Imran to plan how they would raise the child. And that’s when she says, he poisoned her. “When I was...
  • BIG LIST of GOP lawmakers who want to save Obama's amnesty

    12/08/2017 7:23:00 AM PST · by smileyface · 26 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Leo Hohmann
    Check out the full Kate’s List below: Kathy Steinle Kathy Steinle Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA) (202) 225-4215 (Facebook) Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) (202) 225-5816 (Facebook) Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) (202) 225-2371 (Facebook) Rep Mark Amodei (R-NV) 202 225-6155 (Facebook) Rep Mike Coffman (R-CO) (202) 225-7882 Facebook Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA)(202) 225-4540 (Facebook) Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) (202) 225-3011 (Facebook) Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) (202) 225-4276 (Facebook) Rep. Peter King (R-NY) (202) 225-7896 (Facebook) Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) (202) 225-2778 (Facebook) Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA) (202) 225-4315 (Facebook) Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) (202) 225-3761 (Facebook) Rep. John Faso (R-NY) (202) 225-5614...
  • VANITY--FREEP This Poll!

    11/15/2017 7:04:03 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 13 replies
    FREEP this Poll Poll should be on the right hand side under "What do you think?" "Is the country headed in the right or wrong direction under the leadership of President Donald Trump and his administration?"