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  • Cancel the Marathon

    11/02/2012 5:38:37 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/2/12 | Greg McNeal
    In an act of sheer idiocy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg decided that the New York City Marathon should still be held. His decision comes despite the fact that the city is still struggling to recover from “Superstomr Sandy.” We’re talking about a city where children are dumpster diving for food, yet the Mayor thinks an event where out of town runners trot through storm damaged boroughs while being handed free energy bars and water is a good idea? The marathon will kick off in Staten Island where bodies are still being pulled from the rubble. The marathon is still a go,...
  • New Yorkers in fuel scramble as storm-hit pumps dry up

    10/31/2012 4:08:16 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 30,2012 | By David Sheppard and Edward McAllister
    Drivers and homeowners scrambled to secure fuel for their cars and generators in the U.S. Northeast on Wednesday as storm-hit gasoline stations started to run dry. More than half of all gasoline service stations in the New York City area and New Jersey were shut because of depleted fuel supplies and power outages, frustrating attempts to restore normal life, industry officials said. Reports of long lines, dark stations and empty tanks circulated across the region. Some station owners were unable to pump fuel due to a lack of power, while others quickly ran their tanks dry because of increased demand...
  • Sean Hannity Show,"Let FREEDOM Ring!"3PM-6PM,EDT,M-F,WABC AM,Oct 31-Nov 2, 2012

    10/31/2012 12:15:16 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | October 31-November2,2012 | Sean Hannity
    Welcome To The Sean Hannity Show Thread! All Posters And Lurkers Are WELCOME! The Show Thread Between EL Rushbo And TGO'S Lounge. Be The First To Post And Win A Sean Hannity Show Thread High Power Blender. Listen To Sean Do Comentary, Talk To Guests And Take Calls From YOU! :)=^..^=
  • CNBC Exec’s Children Murdered, 1 Day After CNBC Reports $43 Trillion Bankster Lawsuit

    10/27/2012 10:47:23 AM PDT · by opentalk · 73 replies
    Intel Hub ^ | October 26, 2012 | JG Vibes
    This week financial news organization CNBC gave some mainstream attention to the largest money laundering and racketeering lawsuit in United States History, in which “Banksters” and their U.S. racketeering partners are being accused of laundering of 43 trillion dollars worth of ill gotten gains. The lawsuit is said to involve officials located in the highest offices of government and the financial sector. Since this information was surprisingly revealed by the mainstream news organization there has been a very suspicious and deadly fallout at the CNBC headquarters. Within hours the original page for the article was taken down, and CNBC senior...
  • Folk Mass Band Upset Over Masses Interrupting Their Concerts

    10/25/2012 2:31:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies
    Eye of the Tiber ^ | October 25, 2012
    Yonkers, NY––Blake Jennings, lead guitarist at St. Therese Parish in Yonkers, New York is outraged over what he calls “years of concerts being interrupted by the Mass.” The 56-year-old accountant and father of three has played with his band at the 9:30 Folk Mass since 2009. “Our fans love us,” Jennings said, after Sunday Mass. “You can see it in their eyes…the way they droop down, lazily closing as we play…as if their entering into some kind of ecstasy. Or the way some in the parish are so moved they just can’t stand another moment of joy, and simply walk...
  • NY Times Spiked McCaskill Corruption Story After Tipping Her Off

    10/22/2012 3:35:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    fox ^ | 10/22/12 | Matthew Boyle
    A spokeswoman for Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill’s re-election campaign told The Daily Caller that the senator and her husband first learned the criminal background of the man speaking out McCaskill’s husband’s business dealings from The New York Times. McCaskill spokeswoman Caitlin Legacki told TheDC on Friday that she thinks McCaskill and her husband Joseph Shepard discovered Craig Woods’ criminal background “[w]hen the New York Times told me in June that he’s a felon.” TheDC reported Thursday that Woods, a former employee of Shepard’s, alleged in a 2011 audiotape that Shepard used the U.S. Senate dining room to cut business...
  • Hispanic Ministers to Start A “Non-Democrat/Non-Republican Campaign” for the general election (NY)

    10/18/2012 6:24:26 PM PDT · by Sun · 2 replies
    CPNYS.org ^ | September 25, 2012 | Staff
    (snip) to discuss plans to start a“Non-Democrat/Non-Republican Campaign” for the upcoming general election that will be conducted on Tuesday November 6th. Senator Reverend Diaz stated: “We deserve representation! Both parties have failed us, and both parties have taken us for granted. Enough is enough. The purpose of this campaign is to ask our communities to vote in the Conservative Line, as a protest for what both parties have done to our communities.”
  • Plot to attack Federal Reserve in NYC: Suspect thought he had 1,000-pound bomb, authorities say

    10/17/2012 7:04:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    nbc ^ | 10/17/12 | Jonathan Dienst and Shimon Prokupecz, NBCNewYork.com
    Updated at 8 p.m. ET: NEW YORK - A suspected terrorist parked a van packed with what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb next to the Federal Reserve building in Lower Manhattan and tried to detonate it Wednesday morning before he was arrested in a terror sting operation, authorities said. The suspect, 21-year-old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, is a Bangladeshi national who came to the U.S. on a student visa in January for the specific purpose of launching a terror attack here, authorities said. He allegedly told an undercover agent last month that he hoped the attack would disrupt...
  • Anti-Jihad Ads Considered Constitutional

    10/01/2012 2:02:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 67 replies
    COLLEGIAN.csufresno.edu - Top Opinion Story ^ | September 24, 2012 | Liana Whitehead
    SNIPPET: "New York City is the center of a public uproar as Internet blogger Pamela Gellar rises with an “anti-jihad” ad campaign." SNIPPET: "Gellar and her group are protesting the Jihad, which in definition is the religious duty of Muslims. According to the Dictionary of Islam, jihad is defined as “A religious war with those who are unbelievers in the mission of Muhammad . . . enjoined especially for the purpose of advancing Islam and repelling evil from Muslims.” The literal meaning of jihad, according to the British Broadcasting Network, “is struggle or effort, and it means much more than...
  • The Fascist Boogie Fever (Rise of Golden Dawn (Nazi Greece)

    05/13/2012 3:02:01 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 13 replies
    http://noisyroom.net/blog ^ | 5.13.12 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    All hail, or should we say ‘heil,’ the rise of the Golden Dawn fascists in Greece. It’s all the rage (literally) in the streets of Greece these days. They now hold 21 seats in the Greek government – about 7% of the controlling body – and combined with the Communists, that control is closer to 20%. And their influence is not only growing there, but in Europe and the US. The darkness is rising once again and the Golden Dawn is telling those in power they should fear them now and indeed, they should take those threats to heart. Golden...
  • Politicians caught collecting Albany per diems when they're not there

    10/14/2012 1:50:38 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | october 14, 2012 | LAURA NAHMIAS and SUSAN EDELMAN
    Claiming she spent a marathon 12 consecutive days in Albany on “legislative business,” Queens Assemblywoman Vivian Cook pocketed $171 for each reported overnight stay — a total $2,197 in taxpayer money from March 21 to April 1, 2010. The Legislature was in session just three of those days — and Cook was absent for all three, records show. “Me? You’re kidding! No! I didn’t do that,” she told The Post. “I don’t lie, I don’t cheat, and I don’t steal,” said Cook, whose nonprofit Rockaway Boulevard Local Development Corp. prompted an investigation for allegedly misusing taxpayer funds. In 2010 and...
  • Gillibrand ducks debates with Long

    10/13/2012 11:09:46 PM PDT · by Sun · 6 replies
    Adirondack Daily Enterprise ^ | September 24, 2012 | Ed Cox
    With most New Yorkers' attention focused on the presidential election, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's debate-ducking is flying under the radar. To date, Gillibrand's opponent Wendy Long has accepted five separate debate requests while Kirsten Gillibrand has agreed to only one, which will only air in upstate New York and New York City, ignoring the people of Long Island and the Hudson Valley. Out of one side of her mouth, Kirsten Gillibrand calls herself "a trailblazer for more openness and transparency" while out of the other, she says "no" to the chance to make her case for re-election directly to New Yorkers....
  • Shooting Down the 2nd Amendment, One Lawsuit at a Time

    10/12/2012 8:58:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    patriotpost.us ^ | 11 October, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    It was one of those little stories that most people miss, even more so when it is released during a heated presidential election. But it is one that is critically important because it represents an unprecedented power grab by the one profession that has arguably done more damage to America than any other. If Americans don't demand an end to this nonsense, we have no one to blame but ourselves. The details of the story are both simple and infuriating: a New York appeals court in has ruled that a former high school athlete shot in 2003 can sue --...
  • Patriot Voices PAC Makes Major U.S. Senate Endorsements (Santorum endorses Wendy Long, et al)

    10/10/2012 11:50:27 PM PDT · by Sun
    Patriotic Voices ^ | October 2012 | Staff
    Former Republican Presidential Candidate and Chairman of Patriot Voices Rick Santorum announced today that Patriot Voices PAC has made endorsements in several U.S. Senate races. The endorsements are: George Allen in Virginia, Wendy Long in New York, Josh Mandel in Ohio and Tom Smith in Pennsylvania. Rick Santorum said, "These individuals are incredibly committed conservatives who will be tremendous assets in the United States Senate. Each of them shares a commitment to lowering taxes, protecting life at every stage, promoting the traditional family and a belief that the individual should have the power -- not the government. Patriot Voices PAC...
  • Erie County man charged in Le Roy grenade incident(NY)

    10/09/2012 6:54:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    thedailynewsonline.com ^ | 9 October, 2012 | Scott DeSmit
    LE ROY — An Erie County man faces various charges after a routine traffic stop on Route 19 led to the discovery of a homemade grenade and long gun in the trunk of a car Monday morning. The discovery forced the evacuation of some residents and the closing of several roads in the village. Paul R. Kaiser, 26, of 12335 Bullis Rd., East Aurora was charged with one count of first-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a Class B felony; one count of unlawful possession of marijuana and various traffic offenses including speeding, driving with a suspended license and uninspected...
  • London bomb suspect linked to Ore. terror camp (terrorists on the left coast)

    07/20/2005 6:41:28 PM PDT · by Splatter · 161 replies · 6,346+ views
    kgw.com ^ | Wednesday, July 20, 2005 | By kgw.com, NBC and CNN Staff (Spaltter)
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Investigators probing the London terror bombings are focusing on an elusive British Muslim suspect who is connected to a previous plot to set up a terrorist training camp in rural southern Oregon, according to U.S. counterterrorism officials. Officials told both NBC News and CNN Wednesday that Haroon Rashid Aswat, believed to be a mastermind of the London bombings, is the same British-born Muslim of Indian descent who scouted a Bly, Oregon ranch to set up a terror camp. These officials said Aswat, a Pakistani national being sought for questioning as a person of interest by British authorities,...
  • Police Fatally Shoot an Unarmed Driver on the Grand Central Parkway (National Guardsman)

    10/05/2012 9:48:53 AM PDT · by opentalk · 85 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 4, 2012 | J. David Goodman and Wendy Ruderman
    A New York police detective shot and killed an unarmed man, whose hands, a witness said, were on the steering wheel of his Honda, after he had been pulled over early Thursday for cutting off two police trucks on the Grand Central Parkway in Queens, the authorities said....The shooting, which occurred at 5:15 a.m., was the latest in a series of episodes in which police officers fatally shot or wounded civilians...A passenger in Mr. Polanco’s car, Diane Deferrari, said in a phone interview Thursday night that just before pulling the car over, officers appeared irate that Mr. Polanco had cut...
  • Russian Agent & 10 Other Members of Procurement Network for Russian Military & Intelligence...

    10/04/2012 12:13:15 AM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.fbi.gov/houston/press-releases/2012/russian-agent-and-10-other-members-of-procurement-network-for-russian-military-and-intelligence-operating-in-the-u.s.-and-russia-indicted-in-new-york Russian Agent and 10 Other Members of Procurement Network for Russian Military and Intelligence Operating in the U.S. and Russia Indicted in New York Defendants Also Include Texas- and Russia-Based Corporations; 165 Persons and Companies ‘Designated’ by Commerce Department U.S. Attorney’s Office October 03, 2012 BROOKLYN, NY—An indictment was unsealed today in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York charging 11 members of a Russian military procurement network operating in the United States and Russia, as well as a Texas-based export company and a Russia-based procurement firm, with illegally...
  • Heartbreaking Notes Pinned On Abandoned Babies At Orphanage In The Late 1800's

    10/03/2012 7:53:50 AM PDT · by trailhkr1 · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10-3-12 | The Daily Mail
    Abandoned on a door step in the dead of night, these are the desperate notes pinned to babies by poor and often unmarried mothers, pleading for someone to care for their child. The heartbreaking letters became part of records at the New York Foundling Asylum in the mid-19th century. In October 1869, a group of nuns renovated a brownstone at 17 East 12th Street in Manhattan into the Foundling Asylum
  • Senator Wendy, if You Please. New York voters need to send Wendy Long to the Senate.

    10/01/2012 5:02:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/01/2012 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    If Republicans ran the culture, Wendy Long would be a household name. She’d be a heroine. She’d be celebrated. She’d have a Barbie doll named after her. She’d be driving the election season. But Wendy Long is the Republican running for Senate in New York, and it was decided long ago that Republicans don’t win Hillary Clinton’s old seat — the “Daniel Patrick Moynihan seat.” (Nevermind that Jim Buckley was there before them.) Those who decide such things, however, forget that just an Amtrak ride away there is a Republican incumbent running for reelection for what was not that long...
  • In It For The Long Haul

    09/29/2012 6:52:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2012 | Kathryn Lopez
    If things were different, Wendy Long would be a household name. She'd be a heroine, and she'd be driving the election season. But Long is the Republican running for Senate in New York, where calculations were made long ago to ensure that Republicans don't win Hillary Clinton's old spot, the old Daniel Patrick Moynihan seat. But such plans don't have to pan out. Long is exactly the kind of woman the Senate needs. A former Supreme Court law clerk, she left private practice at an esteemed firm to build the Judicial Confirmation Network, a conservative advocacy group. This campaign is...
  • October 31, 1999: EgyptAir Flight 990 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean

    10/31/2008 1:28:11 PM PDT · by happinesswithoutpeace · 10 replies · 583+ views
    Various ^ | Oct 31, 2008 | Various
    On October 31st 1999 EgyptAir Flight 990 struck the ocean with the loss of all on board. The end of the NTSB's final summary reads thusly "The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the EgyptAir flight 990 accident is the airplane's departure from normal cruise flight and subsequent impact with the Atlantic Ocean as a result of the relief first officer's flight control inputs. The reason for the relief first officer's actions was not determined."
  • Woman spray-painting anti-jihad ads in NYC shocked at arrest [VIDEO]

    09/26/2012 5:34:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/26/2012
    <p>Egyptian-American progressive activist Mona Eltahaway was arrested in New York on Tuesday after spray painting over both a pro-Israel Subway advertisement and anti-jihadist blogger Pamela Hall, who tried to block the pink-clad Eltahaway from destroying the poster.</p> <p>“I am not violating it [free speech], I am making an expression on free speech,” Eltahaway said as the bizarre encounter was being recorded.</p>
  • Cardinal Dolan Slams Giving Morning After Pills to 14-Year-Olds

    09/25/2012 2:08:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 89 replies
    Life News ^ | September 25, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Cardinal Dolan, the head of the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Archdiocese of New York, is slamming a program that will give morning after pills to girls in NYC schools as young as 14-years-old.The New York City Department of Education is furnishing morning-after pills and other birth control drugs to students at 13 city high schools and without parental permission. School nurses supplied with the drugs, which can cause a very early abortion, are dispensing “Plan B” and other oral or injectable birth control to girls as young as 14 without telling their parents — unless the parents...
  • Hezbollah Raises Latin American Profile

    09/18/2012 9:27:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Commentary ^ | 09.15.2012 | Michael Rubin
    @mrubin1971Two news stories from recent weeks, if true, should raise a red flag in the United States that Iran is preparing to use Hezbollah to strike at U.S. interests in Latin America, if not in the United States itself.First, this story from the Lebanese news portal Naharnet and sourced in part to Israeli radio. The Naharnet story was taken down shortly after it appeared: Hezbollah is using a training base established by Iran in northern Nicaragua near the border with Honduras, the Israeli radio reported on Thursday [September 6]. “The area is cordoned off and there are around 30 members...
  • An Urgent Message from the Publisher of National Review (he's for Wendy Long)

    09/22/2012 11:15:05 PM PDT · by Sun · 11 replies
    email from Wendy Long | Fri, 21 Sep 2012 | Jack Fowler
    Dear fellow conservative: Could there be a worse incumbent Democrat senator facing re-election than New York's Kirsten Gillibrand? And could we have a better challenger-a more reliable, articulate, intelligent woman; a more authentic, talented, and real conservative-than my old pal, Wendy Long? snip The act of political donating used to be so . . . provincial. But we're all smarter now: We've learned, too often the hard way, that every senator, not just those from our own state, but every single senator has a huge impact on our lives. That one vote always seems to matter, snip Without question, Wendy...
  • Ex-Sen. Espada Jr. helped himself to one last payday by taking money from sale of Bx. clinic

    09/20/2012 9:04:46 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 1 replies
    ny post ^ | september 19, 2012 | chad rachman
    Disgraced former State Sen. Pedro Espada helped himself to one more big payday, selling off tattered remains of his Bronx health clinic and pocketing the dough, prosecutors said in court papers unsealed today. The US Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn is asking a federal judge to revoke bail and lock up Espada, who was convicted earlier this year of using his Soundview Health Center as his personal slush fund. Brooklyn federal judge Frederic Block ordered everyone to court for a hearing on Friday. Following Espada’s May 14 conviction, state and federal authorities moved in and prevented the disgraced pol and his...
  • A win for same-sex marriage foes? [New York]

    09/14/2012 8:07:33 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 21 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | Sep 14 2012 | Jimmy Vielkind
    Opponents of same-sex marriage took the neck-and-neck finishes of Republican primary challengers to Sens. Roy McDonald and Steve Saland as a sign of strength. McDonald, R-Saratoga and Saland, R-Poughkeepsie, were among four Republicans who sided with a slew of Democrats to assure the same-sex marriage bill’s 33-29 passage in 2011, and conservatives have had them in their sights ever since. (Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-Buffalo, easily won a primary and Sen. Jim Alesi, R-Rochester, did not seek another term.) While gay rights advocates stuffed McDonald and Saland’s coffers, grass roots groups mobilized against them, and may have succeeded in ousting one...
  • Tornado Warning

    09/18/2012 6:52:16 PM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 52 replies
    TV Warning | 9/18/2012 | me
    Very odd. I am here in Suffolk County Long Island and we just had an interruption warning us of a tornado warning. Last time that happened was in the late 90's.
  • The strange birth of NY’s gun laws

    09/16/2012 10:50:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 15 January, 2012 | Michael A. Walsh
    <p>These innocents fell afoul of the nation’s toughest gun laws. But few New Yorkers know how those laws came to be.</p> <p>The father of New York gun control was Democratic city pol “Big Tim “Sullivan — a state senator and Tammany Hall crook, a criminal overseer of the gangs of New York.</p>
  • NYS Primary Day! Call to Action!

    09/13/2012 5:56:05 AM PDT · by lowtaxsmallgov · 35 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/11/2012 | THOMAS KAPLAN
    'TROY, N.Y. — Before State Senator Roy J. McDonald, a Republican, voted last year to legalize same-sex marriage, he told reporters that anyone unhappy with his position could “take the job and shove it.” Now comes the test.' 'Mr. McDonald’s challenger, Kathleen A. Marchione, the Saratoga County clerk, is running an insurgent campaign, dialing voters from a windowless office next to a Subway sandwich shop. She accuses Mr. McDonald of having deceived the voters who elected him by changing his position on same-sex marriage, which he voted to oppose in the past. “People feel betrayed,” Ms. Marchione said. “I’ve heard...
  • The pain stays, the fight goes on

    09/11/2012 3:08:46 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | September 11, 2012 | RUDOLPH W. GIULIANI
    In the days immediately following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, many assumed that it would be difficult to lure people back to downtown Manhattan either to live or work. Today, there are more people living downtown than ever before. As people return, small businesses return to serve them. The twin towers were attacked twice by Islamic extremists. America’s financial center will always be a target. That’s what makes the resurgence of lower Manhattan all the more impressive. We have demonstrated the resiliency that’s one of the greatest defenses against Islamic extremist terrorism. Take a walk in Manhattan below Canal...
  • Kachalsky v. Cacace - Oral Arguments Before The 2nd Circuit Court Of Appeals (NY carry case)

    09/11/2012 2:01:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Kachalsky v. Cacace was the second case filed by the Second Amendment Foundation after their Supreme Court win in McDonald. It challenged the State of New York's requirement to show "good cause" before the issuance of a carry permit. Judge Cathy Seibel using intermediate scrutiny found for the defendants and against the plaintiffs saying that the State of New York had an important governmental interest in regulating carry. She also said that the Second Amendment protections as affirmed in Heller only applied to "hearth and home." Alan Gura filed a notice of appeal on September 12, 2011 to the 2nd...
  • Mets Honor a Longtime Rival, Who Returns the Love

    09/08/2012 9:03:54 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 20 replies
    The NY Times. ^ | September 7, 2012 | KEN BELSON
    <p>Chipper Jones said he was asked the other day how he would feel about himself if he were a Mets fan. “I would respect the body of work,” Jones said, “but I would hate his guts.”</p> <p>Chipper Jones received a brief standing ovation at the start of his farewell visit to Queens.</p>
  • Chairman Long Writes Speaker Boehner on Wendy Long (Chairman gives Boehner the "what for")

    09/02/2012 8:52:35 PM PDT · by Sun · 33 replies
    Livingston Conservative ^ | August 31, 2012 | Staff
    The following is the text of a letter sent to US House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, on August 31, by the Conservative Party of New York State Chairman Michael R. Long: Dear Speaker Boehner: snip New York State, in 2010, delivered more new GOP Congressmen to you than any other state in our Nation. They helped you become the Majority Leader and this year will help keep the GOP Majority in the House, in fact may even be part of giving you a bigger majority. Why would you say there is "no significant US Senate race underway" when we...
  • Victor Rod and Gun Club hosts NRA's 'Women On Target'

    09/02/2012 5:50:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    mpnnow.com ^ | 31 August, 2012 | Melody Burri
    Victor, N.Y. — Even though it was Jill Marks’ first time shooting a gun, she turned out to be a natural. The Victor resident was one of about 36 enthusiasts ranging in age from 16-67 who attended Women on Target, a National Rifle Association ladies-only clinic hosted by the Victor Rod and Gun Club on Saturday, Aug. 25. They came with all levels of experience and skill from all over the northeast: Syracuse, Prattsburg, Buffalo, and even Boston. “It’s pretty awesome,” said Marks. “We spent all morning learning about the guns and how they work, and learning about the different...
  • Shot Bystander Defends NYPD in Empire State Shooting

    08/29/2012 6:19:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    nbcnewyork.com ^ | Gus Rosendale
    One of the nine bystanders hit by gunfire when police shot and killed Jeffrey Johnson near the Empire State Building last week says an inch probably made the difference between life and death for him. In his first television interview Tuesday, Alberto Ramos of the Bronx told NBC 4 New York he was shot through his left foot, and that a bullet also came close to hitting his head.
  • Gun ID legislation may trigger exodus of gunmakers Remington, Colt

    08/28/2012 2:10:15 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 50 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | August 28, 2012 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Two venerable American gun manufacturers — Remington and Colt — could head for the West their weapons helped win if New York and Connecticut force them to implement microstamping technology. Microstamping, or ballistic imprinting, is a patented process that uses laser technology to engrave a tiny marking of the make, model and serial number on the tip of a gun’s firing pin to allow an imprint of that information on spent cartridge cases. Supporters of the technology say it will be a “game changer,” allowing authorities to quickly identify the registered guns used in crimes. Opponents claim the process is...
  • Anti-gunners skipping the important facts, naturally(Empire shooting)

    08/27/2012 5:41:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 August, 2012 | Dave Workman
    In their zeal to exploit Friday’s shooting near the Empire State Building in New York City, anti-gunners are deliberately overlooking some facts and adding their own agenda items instead. Kudos to the Seattle Times for not picking up on the rhetoric in its selection of stories about the incident to publish. Then, again, one might wonder if the Times is just playing down the event because the “mass shooting” that had initially been reported now has been revealed to have been caused by police gunfire, not dead gunman Jeffrey T. Johnson. His pistol was an old Star .45-caliber semi-auto, a...
  • NY Senator Says She Expects to be Arrested (RAT Shirley Huntley)

    08/25/2012 7:07:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 8/25/12 | Michael Gormley
    NY Senator Says She Expects to be ArrestedState Sen. Shirley Huntley from Queens is facing New York City Councilman James Sanders Jr. in a tough Sept. 13 Democratic primary. By Michael Gormley | Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 | Updated 6:46 PM EDT A veteran New York state senator said Saturday that she expects to be arrested Monday in the state's continuing investigation into the use of pork-barrel grants by legislators. Sen. Shirley Huntley, a Queens Democrat, didn't indicate what the charge against her might be. Huntley founded a nonprofit social service and education group that Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is...
  • NYPD: Ricochets Wounded Bystanders in Jeffrey Johnson Shooting(Video of shooting at site)

    08/25/2012 7:11:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 25 August, 2012 | Robert Farago
    The security cam video of Jeffrey Johnson’s final moments have hit the ‘net. At the same time ABC is reporting that “[Jeffrey Johnson] was cut down in a hail of 16 bullets that left Johnson riddled with 10 bullet holes.” Sixteen (shots fired) minus 10 (bullet holes in the perp) leaves six (rounds). How did police fire wound nine bystanders? “Some of the 10 bullet holes were exit wounds, authorities said.” Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne added that it was “very likely” all nine bystanders were “hit by police gunfire or ricochets or fragments from the planters that were hit...
  • Gun store owner receives damages(NY)

    08/24/2012 8:23:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    theislandnow.com ^ | 23 August, 2012 | RICHARD TEDESCO
    A man who owns gun stores in Garden City Park and Seaford was awarded $5 in a federal jury verdict last Wednesday that found his business suffered monetary damages from a wrongful arrest by the Nassau County Police for reckless endangerment in 2008. Belmore resident Martin Tretola was awarded $3 million in compensatory damages and $2 million in punitive damages last week by a federal jury in Central Islip, according to court records. He was arrested on June 1, 2008 for allegedly maintaining an illegal firing range near a natural gas line at T&T Gunnery on 3778 Merrick Road in...
  • Letter: Keep McDonald doing good work (Sen. McDonald R. voted for gay marriage in NY)

    08/19/2012 4:21:42 PM PDT · by Sun · 15 replies
    The Saratogian ^ | August 19, 2012 | Gordon Boyd
    Republicans and Conservatives looking for a truly pro-family candidate on Primary Day, Thursday, Sept. 13, will vote for Roy McDonald. Sen. McDonald is not only the proven friend of families in our community, he is the No. 1 leader whose dedication and vision have helped our families to a better life. snip As senator, Roy has continued his dedication to the well-being of families, especially by sponsoring and seeing approved major legislation to assist individuals with disabilities. Sen. Roy McDonald has been doing right by our community, our families, for a long time. Let’s keep him on the job.
  • All in the Rivera family (sex-starved latina pol gets "pumped"-- sends taxpayers the bill)

    08/18/2012 9:13:07 AM PDT · by Liz · 31 replies
    NY POST ^ | 8/14/12 | NY POST EDITORIAL
    State Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera (D-Bronx, NY) Rivera filed state papers listing her boy-toy Tommy Torres as her full-time "community-relations director" collecting a weekly $1,100 govt paycheck. BUT DOE records list Torres as a “full-time” Brooklyn public school gym teacher.....
  • State Senator Malcolm Smith: An Illegal Gun Should Cost You 8 Years In Prison. About That...(NY)

    08/17/2012 5:17:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    villagevoice.com ^ | 16 August, 2012 | James King
    As it currently stands, anyone caught with an illegal gun in New York is looking at a maximum of two years in prison. Two years, apparently, is chump change -- according to Democratic state Senator Malcolm Smith, anyway, who now wants to up the ante for those busted with less-than-legal firearms. "We believe the message that that sends to those who have illegal guns is 'I can go away for a year, maybe two years. I'll come back on good behavior in a year and I have a badge of honor," Smith said at a press conference this afternoon. If...
  • NYC, “Safest Big City,” Systematically Falsifying Crime Statistics

    08/13/2012 9:40:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 13 August, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    Every gun controller’s favorite Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, is awfully proud of his city’s crimefighting record. He never misses a chance to tell someone holding a mic that New York is the safest big city in the country. And he usually trots this claim out following a gang-related shooting or when a cop takes a bullet in the line of duty. Right after first decrying the prevalence of guns in America, that is . . . In fact, Hizzoner practically busted his buttons during last weekend’s National Night Out, blowing the New York safety horn yet again. nypost.com has the quote:...
  • Kirsten Gillibrand Votes To Kick New York Seniors Off Medicare Advantage

    08/12/2012 1:25:28 PM PDT · by Sun · 12 replies
    New York State Republican Party ^ | March 25, 2010 | Alex Carey
    “With Kirsten Gillibrand’s vote, millions of seniors are now in danger of losing their Medicare Advantage coverage as part of the $529 billion in Medicare cuts contained in the Democrats’ bill,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Brian Walsh. “Clearly, President Obama, Kirsten Gillibrand, and the Democrats in Washington didn’t mean it when they promised Americans ‘if you like your current plan, you can keep it.’” “Senator Gillibrand has betrayed New York seniors, first by voting for a bill with more than $500 billion in Medicare cuts, then by rejecting the opportunity to protect New Yorkers from losing their...
  • US Senate Candidates To Debate Live On YNN And NY1

    08/09/2012 9:53:44 PM PDT · by Sun · 6 replies
    YNN ^ | August 7, 2012 | Michael Johnson
    We here at Capital Tonight are proud to announce that YNN and NY1 will be hosting a debate between US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Republican challenger Wendy Long. Both candidates have agreed to a live hour long debate at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs on Wednesday, October 17th that will air on both YNN and NY1 reaching almost the entire state. The debate will be co-hosted by our very own Liz Benjamin and by NY1′s Political Anchor Errol Louis. The format will be similar to the one we have used in the past, including the GOP primary debate we did...
  • NYC Mayor Blows Up At Reporter Over Gun Control Question (VIDEO)(laugh till you barf)

    08/08/2012 6:57:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    wpix.com ^ | 6 August, 2012 | MARY MURPHY
    QUEENS, NY (PIX11)— Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City may be taking a national stand against gun violence--but he apparently can't stand local, television reporters who challenge him on a city policy involving NYPD "shell casings." The Mayor got testy with yours truly--Mary Murphy--when I questioned him Monday about the June sale of 28-thousand pounds of spent, shell casings from the NYPD's firing range in the Bronx….to an ammunition dealer in Georgia. Bloomberg explained that competitive bidding allows anyone to buy scrap metal--and he suspects "some bullet manufacturer probably bought some to say, 'Gotcha'". The mayor has angered many...
  • Teachers Unions Go to Bat for Sexual Predators

    07/30/2012 7:28:38 AM PDT · by Qbert · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 29, 2012 | Campbell Brown
    By resisting almost any change aimed at improving our public schools, teachers unions have become a ripe target for reformers across the ideological spectrum. Even Hollywood, famously sympathetic to organized labor, has turned on unions with the documentary "Waiting for 'Superman'" (2010) and a feature film, "Won't Back Down," to be released later this year. But perhaps most damaging to the unions' credibility is their position on sexual misconduct involving teachers and students in New York schools, which is even causing union members to begin to lose faith. In the last five years in New York City, 97 tenured teachers...