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  • Tunisian Man Charged with Visa Fraud Related to Terrorism...

    05/09/2013 2:41:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.fbi.gov/newyork/press-releases/2013/tunisian-man-charged-with-visa-fraud-related-to-terrorism-intended-to-remain-in-u.s.-to-facilitate-an-act-of-international-terrorism Tunisian Man Charged with Visa Fraud Related to Terrorism, Intended to Remain in U.S. to Facilitate an Act of International Terrorism U.S. Attorney’s Office May 09, 2013 Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York; George Venizelos, the Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and Raymond W. Kelly, the Police Commissioner of the city of New York (NYPD), today announced the unsealing of charges against Ahmed Abassi, a Tunisian citizen, for...
  • Huntley memo names Sampson, Adams, Hassel-Thompson, others (Six Sitting NYS Senators Named)

    05/08/2013 12:29:45 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 8 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | May 8, 2013 | By Jimmy Vielkind
    The seal has been lifted on the sentencing memo for ex-Sen. Shirley Huntley, who wore a wire for the FBI for several months last year. The memo says: Mrs. Huntley met with attorneys for the government and FBI agents regularly over a six-month period. (...) Ms. Huntley upon the prompting of the U.S. Attorney's Office and the FBI recorded and photographed the following individuals on multiple occasions: State Senator John Sampson Melvin Lowe, (former political consultant and associate of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman) State Senator Eric Adams State Senator Ruth Hassel-Thompson State Senator Jose Peralta State Senator...
  • NY,AZ:Keeping Guns in Circulation

    05/02/2013 3:55:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1 May, 2013 | ANDREW ROSENTHAL
    While Senator Joe Manchin decides whether to reintroduce his failed background checks bill, other lawmakers are busy passing new gun measures that decrease rather than increase regulation. In Arizona, where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot a little over two years ago in a rampage that left six people dead, including a federal judge, the legislature and the governor have devoted themselves to protecting the firearm supply. On Monday, Gov. Jan Brewer signed two gun laws. One would forbid cities and counties from destroying weapons they obtained through gun-buyback programs. Instead, they must resell them so that guns purchased by police...
  • 9/11 plane's landing gear found wedged 'by Ground Zero Mosque'

    04/26/2013 7:09:57 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 19 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | April 27, 2013
    A piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the planes destroyed in the Sept 11 attacks has been discovered wedged between the infamous "Ground Zero Mosque" and another New York building. The part includes a clearly visible Boeing identification number, New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said. The twisted, rusted metal part has cables and levers on it and is about 5 feet tall, 3 feet wide and 1.5 feet deep. The piece was discovered Wednesday by surveyors inspecting a lower Manhattan Islamic community centre on behalf of the building's owner. The spokesman said the inspectors...
  • Islamist pitching for ‘First Lady’ of New York City?

    04/24/2013 2:28:18 PM PDT · by opentalk · 12 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | April 10, 2013 | Shoebat Foundation
    After reading the 16-page New York Times magazine piece on former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner and his Muslim wife, Huma Abedin, one thing is clear. Weiner is giving serious thought (and money) to exploring the possibility of running for mayor of the city that was hit by Al-Qaeda on 9/11/01. Based on what is known about Huma, something else becomes clear. A woman with significant familial ties to the group that spawned Al-Qaeda would become first lady of the city that was hit by Al-Qaeda on 9/11/01. Make no mistake, whether Abedin has Brotherhood sympathies or not, her mother –Saleha...
  • Catholic Church Withdraws Subpoena to Obama on Birth Control

    04/23/2013 6:55:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 23, 2013
    Scaling down a legal fight with the White House, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York has agreed to drop a request for documents about the government's requirement of insurance coverage for birth control, a court filing on Monday said.The archdiocese sent a subpoena to President Barack Obama's administration in February asking for documents from White House staff, including Obama himself, for use in a church lawsuit against the contraception mandate.Citing the burden involved and calling a subpoena of the president's office inappropriate, the White House asked a federal judge to toss out the subpoena on April 4.A notice filed...
  • Al Qaeda-linked plot to attack passenger train broken up by Canadian,US [Canada creates Terrorists!]

    04/22/2013 3:06:15 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 29 replies
    Fox - non State Media ^ | April 22 2013 | FNS
    Canadian authorities announced Monday they have broken up an Al Qaeda-linked terror plot to attack a passenger train as it crossed over a bridge in the Toronto area. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Monday that two suspects have been arrested on terrorism charges. Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser, who live in greater Montreal and Toronto -- were conspiring to carry out an Al Qaeda-supported attack against Via Rail, but posed no immediate threat to the public. "It was definitely in the planning stage but not imminent," RCMP chief superintendent Jennifer Strachan told reporters at a news conference. Read more:...
  • Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events

    04/16/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 141 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Although no group has claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, a leading al-Qaeda ideologue last year recommended that jihadists in America include sporting events in their list of prospective terror targets.
  • Star Parker: Kermit Gosnell is not an exception

    04/20/2013 7:43:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/20/2013 | Star Parker
    Kirsten Powers has done a national service, by virtue of her now-famous USA Today column, of putting the news of the trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell on the national radar screen. This, of course, is the horror story of a cesspool in Philadelphia posturing as an abortion clinic, operating without inspection for 17 years. Gosnell, the doctor who ran the place, is formally charged with the murder of one woman and seven infants. However, the grand jury report and testimony of family and staff at the trial indicate that if there were records in this dump, where life and...
  • Former Ptech Officer Arrested for SBA Loan Fraud

    07/16/2009 11:47:45 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 648+ views
    Boston.FBI.gov ^ | July 14, 2009 | n/a
    Former Ptech Officer Arrested for SBA Loan Fraud Indictment Unsealed Charges Former Ptech President with Dealing in Assets of Specially Designated Global Terrorist BOSTON—A former resident of Somerville, Mass. who has been living in South Korea was arrested today after arriving at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. An indictment, originally returned on March 1, 2007, was unsealed today charging Buford George Peterson and Oussama Abdul Ziade, both former officers of Ptech, Inc., a computer software company that was principally located in Quincy, Mass., with making false statements to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in connection with a...
  • Governor Cuomo Says Boston Bombing Part Of "New Normal"

    04/19/2013 3:25:31 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    http://politicker.com/ ^ | April 19, 2013 | Colin Campbell
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg may have canceled his morning radio appearance today in response to the ongoing manhunt for a suspect involved in Monday’s deadly bombing attack on the Boston Marathon, but another top New York official, Governor Andrew Cuomo, scheduled his own radio interview on The Capitol Pressroom soon after. Mr. Cuomo directly addressed the high-profile situation in the Bay State by employing a phrase he previously used to describe climate change in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy: “the new normal.”
  • Albany Police Officers Union demand repeal of gun law. (AFSCME, AFI-CIO)

    04/17/2013 2:15:17 PM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 19 replies
    Email | 4/15/2013 | Thomas Mahar
    Albany Police Officers Union, local 2841, “We respectfully demand that you do the right thing and repeal the law.” FROM: Albany Police Officers Union, local 2841, Council 82, AFSCME, AFI-CIO, P.O BOX 6567, ALBANY, NEW YORK 12206 (518) 438-9422 To: Andrew M. Cuomo / Dean G. Skelos / Neil D. Breslin / John T- McDonald III / Phil Steck / Sheldon Silver / Jeffrey D. Klein / Cecilia Tkaczyk / Patricia Fahy Note; see the formal list of people this letter went to at the bottom. April 15,2013 Honorable Ladies and Gentlemen: The Albany Police Officers Union condemns and opposes...
  • FBI Report: Florida Family Had Ties to People Linked to 9/11 Attacks

    04/16/2013 8:14:49 AM PDT · by kristinn · 13 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | Dan Christensen and Anthony Summers, BrowardBulldog.org
    A Saudi family who “fled” their Sarasota area home weeks before 9/11 had “many connections” to “individuals associated with the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001,” according to newly released FBI records. One partially declassified document, marked “secret,” lists three of those individuals and ties them to the Venice, Fla., flight school where suicide hijackers Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi trained. Accomplice Ziad Jarrah took flying lessons at another school a block away. Atta and al-Shehhi were at the controls of the jetliners that slammed into the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center, killing nearly 3,000 people. Jarrah was the...
  • NYS Troopers have "widely shared concerns" about NY Safe Act. [NYS Police PBA rejects NY Safe Act]

    04/16/2013 12:20:09 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 17 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | April 16, 2013 | Teri Weaver
    Syracuse, N.Y. -- The union representing New York State Police say they believe the state's stricter gun laws could put law enforcement officers at risk. In an email release on Monday, the New York State Troopers PBA said its 6,000-member group "holds widely shared concerns" about the NY Safe Act. Nonetheless, the union takes exception to some state lawmakers accusing the troopers of failing to enforce the law. "The individual members of this union did not write the terms of the bill nor vote on its passage," the release said. "We urge the citizens of New York state to remember...
  • The [New York State] Abortion Expansion Bill

    04/03/2013 3:10:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    nyscatholic ^ | April 3, 2013
    The Abortion Expansion Bill Send a message to Governor Cuomo and your legislators today. Just go HERE.Memorandum of Opposition Re: The Abortion Expansion Bill “In relation to revising existing provisions of law regarding abortions”The above-referenced legislation may come before you as a stand-alone bill (such as S.438, Stewart-Cousins) or may be re-packaged into a multi-point “women’s agenda” as advocated by Governor Andrew Cuomo in his 2013 State of the State message. We strongly urge you to oppose this abortion expansion plan, in whatever form it may take. It is unnecessary, extreme and dangerous. For the reasons outlined below, the New...
  • It’s official: New York gun confiscation is on [Gun permit suspended over medication]

    04/09/2013 7:55:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    WIVB.com via bob-owens.com ^ | 9 April, 2013 | WIVB
    And so this is how it begins: a man with no criminal record and no mental health issues is told by the state that he must turn in his legally-purchased arms to the state because they somehow accessed his medical records. Reader LC Scotty dropped this admission of tyranny into the comments of today’s earlier post: The NYS SAFE Act is billed as a necessary law to protect the public and keep guns out of the hands of the wrong people. But Hamburg attorney Jim Tresmond says his client was notified by letter that his gun permit was suspended upon...
  • NYS Gun Control Opposition Continues to Grow

    04/09/2013 5:14:45 AM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 9 replies
    albel1@aol.com | Al Belardinelli
    The opposition of the NY Safe Act is intensifying. With several successful Albany protests and then with the first “Regional Protest” in Syracuse, NY also being a success, the opposition is getting even more credible, energetic and vigorous. Will the movement continue with successful outcomes? The Team adamantly says yes. In the newest twist in the effort to repeal the Safe Act the grassroots citizens of New York will hold two regional rallies on the same day. On April 13th Citizens for Repeal of the Safe Act will hold protest rallies in Gouverneur, NY and Norwich, NY. (there is also...
  • Mayors for Illegal ActivitiesAnother member of Bloomberg anti-gun group gets arrested

    04/06/2013 11:00:25 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 12 replies
    freebeacon ^ | April 03, 2013 | Alana Goodman
    Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) member and Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin was arrested yesterday for allegedly accepting bribes from an undercover FBI agent, as part of a wide-ranging federal corruption probe that netted six New York state politicians.
  • ATTENTION! EAST COAST READERS!Counter RALLY AGAINST AMNESTY! [April 6, Sat]

    04/05/2013 9:02:32 AM PDT · by AuntB · 17 replies
    ATTENTION! EAST COAST READERS! RALLY AGAINST AMNESTY! This is a Reminder of our NY ICE Counter Protest THIS Saturday, April 6, 2013, in New Jersey. WHAT: Counter Protest of Illegal Alien Amnesty in New Jersey That Will Be Sponsored by Obama’s “Organizing for Action” Group WHEN: April 6th, 2013 (*THIS* Saturday) at 9am WHERE: Meet in the MAIN parking area near Liberty House Restaurant at 76 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305. The Liberty House Restaurant has a GREEN Roof, for easy recognition. Look for NY ICer, Basil, who will have a BIG, American Flag on a pole that...
  • We're moving to America!

    04/04/2013 4:45:08 PM PDT · by FreedFromNY · 100 replies
    Finally, after years of dreaming, we've finally moving from New Yorkistan to America (the outskirts of Atlanta, to be exactly)! I accepted the transfer offer today, for a position that I really wanted & I'm pretty sure I'm going to love. And to all the Georgia residents out there, I solemnly swear that we will not mess up your state. We're moving to Georgia because we like what it is, not because we want to change it. Having been raised in captivity, I'm thinking it may take us a while to adapt to the wild (AKA freedom). But I'm positive...
  • Lawmakers in New York Tied to Bribery Plot in Mayor Race

    04/03/2013 4:48:56 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 2, 2013 | MICHAEL WILSON and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
    The two men sat in the state senator’s parked car in suburban Rockland County, but New York City was at the front of their minds and the focus of their conversation. What the senator, Malcolm A. Smith, wanted to do, the other man explained, was going to cost “a pretty penny.” “But it’s worth it,” replied Senator Smith, a Democrat, according to a transcript of the January meeting. “Because you know how big a deal it is.” His plan, described by federal prosecutors in a criminal complaint unsealed on Tuesday, was as ambitious as it was audacious. Mr. Smith was...
  • Andrew Cuomo still stalling on clearing hydraulic fracturing for New York

    04/02/2013 6:53:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/02/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    While other states have been moving right along with deploying the decades-old hydrofracking technique that’s unlocking access to their hitherto hard-to-reach oil and gas reserves (and enjoying the subsequent wealth- and job-creation that comes with it), the state of New York has been hanging back while Governor Andrew Cuomo decides whether he cares more about serving the best interests of his state or placating the vociferous green lobby. The governor has been dithering between continuing New York’s current ban on hydraulic fracturing or allowing fuel companies to go for it in at least the state’s southern portion, and has several...
  • One-third all NY babies aborted but Gov. Cuomo pushes for more

    03/29/2013 5:55:00 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    Washington Times | March 11, 2013 | Paul E. Rondeau
    Here's the link.
  • NYC launches app for sexually active teens

    03/30/2013 4:30:20 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | march 30, 2013 | DAVID SEIFMAN
    Sixteen and pregnant? There’s an app for that. The Bloomberg administration has launched an app intended to reduce teen pregnancy called “Teens in NYC Protection+” that provides a wealth of health data for kids who are — or are thinking about becoming — sexually active, The Post has learned. Information about everything from free clinics for HIV and STD testing to receiving condoms and emergency contraception is just a touch away on a smartphone. The Health Department has yet to publicly announce the app. But the information has been available on the nyc.gov Web site, which has a special section...
  • (New York) City pols, labor and biz in sick-pay deal

    03/29/2013 2:03:08 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | march 29, 2013 | SALLY GOLDENBERG
    Some 1 million workers across the city will soon able to call in sick without losing a day’s salary, under a deal struck yesterday to make small businesses provide paid days off for illness. The measure comes after City Council Speaker Christine Quinn dropped her long-standing opposition to a paid-sick-days bill. The new legislation — which Quinn is expected to tout at City Hall today — will give workers at small companies their salary for up to five sick days a year. Quinn has been facing growing criticism from other mayoral candidates for blocking paid sick leave — as well...
  • Boxer Robert Guerrro faces Felony Gun charge in NY (Bloomberg Collecting Scalps)

    03/28/2013 4:25:56 PM PDT · by Lance Romance · 13 replies
    Fightnews ^ | 3/28/2013 | Fightnews
    Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown today announced that current WBC welterweight champion Robert Guerrero has been arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport and charged with illegally traveling with an unloaded pistol and three unloaded high capacity bullet magazines. The weapon and 15-bullet clips were discovered during a routine pre-flight check-in this morning. District Attorney Brown said, “I hope that Mr. Guerrero fights better than he thinks. For anyone who hasn’t gotten the message, let me be crystal clear. You cannot bring an unlicensed weapon – loaded or unloaded – into this county or this city. And if you...
  • Al Shabaab Operative Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 111 Months in Prison...

    03/27/2013 5:01:47 PM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.fbi.gov/newyork/press-releases/2013/al-shabaab-operative-sentenced-in-manhattan-federal-court-to-111-months-in-prison-for-conspiring-to-support-and-receive-military-type-training-from-a-foreign-terrorist-organization Al Shabaab Operative Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 111 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Support and Receive Military-Type Training from a Foreign Terrorist Organization U.S. Attorney’s Office March 27, 2013 Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed was sentenced today in Manhattan federal court to 111 months in prison for conspiring to provide material support to and to receive military-type training from al Shabaab, a terrorist organization based in Somalia. The U.S. Department of...
  • Meteor Over Manhattan: East Coast Fireball Sets Internet Abuzz

    03/22/2013 11:05:49 PM PDT · by 444Flyer · 81 replies
    Yahoo!News ^ | 3-22-13 | Tariq Malik
    A bright meteor briefly outshined the lights of New York City Friday evening (March 22), according to reports by witnesses who used Twitter and the Internet to report sightings of the fireball streaking over a broad stretch of the U.S. East Coast. "Strange Friday night … a meteor passed over my house tonight!" wrote one New Yorker writing as Yanksmom19. The first fireball sightings came at about 8 p.m. EDT (0000 March 23 GMT) and sparked more than 500 witness reports to the American Meteor Society. Reports of the meteor flooded Twitter from New York, Boston and Washington, D.C. "The...
  • NRA sues Gov. Cuomo over New York gun law

    03/21/2013 10:28:55 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 21 March, 2013 | Dave Workman
    The National Rifle Association today filed a federal lawsuit against New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and other officials, seeking injunctive relief from the state’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms (SAFE) Act. This was the law for which Olympic Arms in Lacey announced in February that it would no longer do business with agencies in New York State. It’s the kind of law anti-gunners would like to see enacted in Washington and Oregon as “sensible” or “reasonable.” It limits magazine capacity to seven rounds, requires background checks for ammunition purchases, and requires that retailers report large ammunition sales...
  • Feds: Couple planned babysitting business as cover to abuse children

    03/21/2013 9:17:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    NBC ^ | NBC
    A New York couple has been arrested and accused of plotting to babysit children as a cover to drug and sexually abuse them, federal prosecutors said. Special agents with the FBI and NYPD detectives arrested Bebars Baslan, 35, and Kristen Henry, 25, from Brooklyn, on Tuesday night at a hotel in Jersey City, N.J. Prosecutors say they believed they were going there to meet an acquaintance and three children, including a 1-year-old and a 3-month-old baby, that the group was planning to drug with children's Benadryl and take sexually explicit photos. Prosecutors say that acquaintance was actually an informant who...
  • Al Qaeda Operative Indicted

    03/21/2013 2:56:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | March 20, 2013 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Harun, described as “a prototype al Qaeda operative,” was “arrested by Italian authorities on board a refugee ship and was indicted by the United States in February 2012. Italy extradited him to the United States on Oct. 4, 2012,” the Hill reported. Harun could face life in prison if convicted."
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WABC AM,March 11-15, 2013

    03/11/2013 1:04:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | March 11-15, 2013 | Sean Hannity
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  • Liberty from big soda (NY liberal nanny statism)

    03/10/2013 1:00:22 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | march 10, 2013 | marion nestle
    Barring any late legal surprises, Mayor Bloomberg's 16-ounce cap on sugary sodas goes into effect on Tuesday, March 12. After that, restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and food carts will not be permitted to sell extra-large portions of sugar-packed drinks. Stay calm. This does not signal the end of democracy in America. This is not the nanny state gone out of control. If we want Americans to be healthy, we are going to have to take actions like this - and many more - and do so soon -snip So-called "nanny-state" measures - like bans on driving while drunk, smoking...
  • Bin Laden son-in-law seized, held by U.S.

    03/07/2013 10:44:53 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    cnn ^ | 3/7/13 | Barbara Starr
    Osama bin Laden´s son-in-law has been captured and is in the hands of the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI, two administration officials said on Thursday. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, was captured within the last week in Jordan, according to a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Peter King of New York. The lawmaker had been told of the capture by law enforcement officials. Congress was notified when Ghaith was taken into U.S. custody, the officials said.
  • New York Protest Rally One of the Largest Ever Held

    03/08/2013 2:31:27 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 8 March, 2013 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- On Thursday, February 28, NRA-ILA, along with the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, held a rally to protest New York’s recent attack on the Second Amendment–the passage of the so-called S.A.F.E. Act. The rally drew more than 10,000 law abiding gun owners. According to the New York State Police, it was one of the largest rallies ever held at the State Capital. NRA President David Keene was the featured speaker and told attendees that NRA is committed to helping repeal the S.A.F.E. Act, saying NRA would do “whatever is necessary”–including going to court–to defend...
  • Officials: 80 Percent Of Recent NYC High School Graduates Cannot Read

    03/07/2013 3:11:25 PM PST · by SMGFan · 175 replies
    It’s an education bombshell. Nearly 80 percent of New York City high school graduates need to relearn basic skills before they can enter the City University’s community college system. The number of kids behind the 8-ball is the highest in years, CBS 2′s Marcia Kramer reported Thursday. When they graduated from city high schools, students in a special remedial program at the Borough of Manhattan Community College couldn’t make the grade. They had to re-learn basic skills — reading, writing and math — first before they could begin college courses.
  • Pilot reports mysterious drone near JFK airport in New York

    03/05/2013 6:36:42 AM PST · by Marv Dumon · 47 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 3/5/2013 | Marv Dumon
    On Monday, an Alitalia pilot reported seeing a mysterious black drone flying above New York near JFK International Airport, which is one of the busiest in the world. Minutes later, another unidentified pilot reported a similar sighting of a black unmanned aircraft. The incident was first reported by ABC News. Government officials are currently launching a multi-agency preliminary investigation which includes the Federal Aviation Administration and the FBI. The Joint Terror Task Force is also looking into the matter to see whether there are any travel or homeland security threats and risks.
  • Alert - Help End all gun control now! (NY)

    03/05/2013 8:16:17 AM PST · by Leo Carpathian · 9 replies
    Email ^ | Mar. 5 2013 | John Darash
    Alert - Help End all gun control now! On Monday, March 4th 2013 at 2:03 PM over 800 people of New York filed an Action at Law under Common Law in the New York State Supreme Court in Albany to end all gun control in New York State, including permits. To read the "Action" go to - http://newyorkcommitteemen.org. If you would like to become a plaintiff you can still sign on, we need help so please make a donation to help fight this cause and a new emergency emerging. NEW EMERGENCY - there is talk and a move to get...
  • Northrop Grumman to move 850 jobs off Long Island (NY)

    03/05/2013 5:13:56 AM PST · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    newsday ^ | march 4, 2013 | TOM INCANTALUPO
    Northrop Grumman Corp. said Monday that it will move 850 jobs off Long Island by next year, leaving just 550 workers out of a workforce that exceeded 25,000 in the 1980s. The jobs are going to Florida and California in the latest cost-saving consolidation of functions by the aerospace company. It's acting in the face of steadily declining Pentagon budgets, including those in the current automatic spending cuts known as the sequestration. An unknown number of the 850 workers will be offered transfers, company spokesman Randy Belote said. The consolidation is expected to be completed sometime next year.
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WABC AM,March 4-8,2013

    03/04/2013 2:23:15 PM PST · by Biggirl
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | March 4-8, 2013 | Sean Hannity
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  • First gun-law flip flop? Long Island senator says SAFE Act a “mistake”

    03/01/2013 4:42:08 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 41 replies
    A Long Island Republican says his vote in favor of New York’s new gun-control law was a “mistake” and is now co-sponsoring a bill to repeal it. Freshman Sen. Phil Boyle, R-Suffolk County, issued a news release on Friday detailing his change of heart, criticizing the way the bill was rushed through the Legislature. The new law—known as the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, or SAFE Act—violates the Second Amendment, Boyle claims. From Boyle’s statement: “The so-called SAFE act was a mistake. Its passage lacked transparency and public input and its wording was ill-conceived and of questionable legality. Lawmakers...
  • Photos from Front Lines of the New York State Gun Law Rebellion

    03/01/2013 10:21:20 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 6 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/1/2013 | Matthew
    It was a chilly day yesterday in Albany, New York. Snow was still on the ground and a light breeze buzzed across the steps of the state capitol complex. Still, that didn't stop hundreds of citizens from coming out to protest the new "SAFE" Act of the New York State legislature, passed under lock and key swiftly after the Sandy Hook shootings. Urged by Governor Andrew Cuomo, it is by far the most restrictive in the country and has made tens of thousands of firearms in Upstate New York illegal. From across the state, especially the rural Upstate areas, people...
  • New York’s clueless GOP

    03/01/2013 1:01:23 AM PST · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | march 1, 2013
    Ever since the American voter gave Mitt Romney a drubbing in the November election, the best minds in Republican circles have been debating how to revive the battered GOP brand. You might think this would be a special priority for New York City, where Romney captured just 18 percent of the vote. You might think in a sluggish economy, there’s an opening for a party that distinguishes itself from the usual run of candidates vying to out-spend, out-tax and out-regulate their rivals. You might even think conservative and Republican leaders would be looking for ways to make this year’s vital...
  • Gov. Cuomo says Hollywood exempt from strict New York gun control law

    02/28/2013 6:33:07 AM PST · by cyn · 38 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | February 28, 2013 | AP
    New York sought to combat violence by rushing the nation's toughest gun control measure into law after the Connecticut school shootings that killed 26 people, but the state is now carving out an exemption to make sure movie and TV producers can stage running gun battles on Manhattan streets. ... Hollywood is also a major campaign fundraising stop for New York politicians. ... He said movies and TV may use fake guns that wouldn't be subject to the new law but the industry wants "certainty." The revised law would allow them to use real weapons without real ammunition. "There's no...
  • Gun rights betrayal

    02/26/2013 5:18:39 AM PST · by batmast · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 25, 2013 | Jack Kemp
    Their official name is the Richmond County Tea Party Patriots -- and they arguably put Congressman Michael Grimm (R-NY) in office twice, first in 2010 when Tea Party supported this U.S. Marine veteran for the U.S. House, and again in 2012. Grimm won the 2010 general election for his district which covers both parts of New York City's Staten Island and Brooklyn with 51 percent of the vote. Ron Devito also created a video of the entire collection of speeches. It can be seen on YouTube.
  • Schuyler Committee OKs resolution opposing NY gun law; final vote expected March 11

    02/25/2013 4:32:35 PM PST · by Chode · 8 replies
    Chode ^ | 2/25/2013 | Chode
    WATKINS GLEN, Feb. 25 -- The Schuyler County Legislature's Public Safety / Criminal Justice Committee voted unanimously Monday morning in favor of a resolution opposing the State's passage of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act -- a gun control law enacted on Jan. 15. Nearly 50 people filed into the small confines of the Legislature chamber to support the resolution, which was crafted by Schuyler County Sheriff Bill Yessman and County Clerk Linda Compton (and can be found in its entirety here). The vote followed a brief presentation by Yessman, and drew applause from the audience....
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WABC AM,February 25-March 1,2013

    02/25/2013 11:34:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | February 25-March 1, 2013 | Sean Hannity
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  • Is this even legal ? (OBAMA to bus people in to protest NRA in Albany. This is a big deal)

    02/23/2013 10:30:07 PM PST · by Celerity · 199 replies
    BarackObama.com ^ | 2/24/13 | Why, it's Barack Obama himself !
    ALBANY LOBBYING FOR "NY SAFE ACT" (Day of Action) Governor Cuomo and our legislature passed the "NY SAFE ACT." It will reduce gun violence in our state. Predictably, it is under attack by the National Rifle Association and allied groups. :::We are joining with the SEIU 1199 to lobby in Albany. This free bus trip will last from 8:00 to 4:30 with breakfast and lunch included. Meet up at 250 S Clinton St. Park in the M Lot at the corner of W Fayette and S Clinton Sts. (Parking in that lot may be validated. No sure yet.) Show your...
  • Saratoga [NY] County Deputy Sheriff's Police Benevolent Association's letter

    02/17/2013 12:35:36 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 42 replies
    net | Jan 24, 2013 | Saratoga [NY] County Deputy Sheriff's Police Benevolent Association
    Saratoga [NY] County Deputy Sheriff's Police Benevolent Association's letter to the New York pols who passed the so-called SAFE Act.
  • Five gun companies tell New York to pound sand

    02/15/2013 4:34:34 PM PST · by OzarkSailor · 31 replies
    Guns Save Lives ^ | 14FEB13 | GSL
    Five companies, thus far, have communicated their intention not to sell to any police or government agencies in New York State. LaRue Tactical Olympic Arms Extreme Firepower Inc, LLC Templar Custom York Arms Guns Save Life is joining with Grass Roots North Carolina in calling for all American gun owners to pressure Sig Sauer, Smith and Wesson and Glock to shut off sales to government agencies in New York State. If you know executives in any of these companies, email them directly. If not, we’ve got some email addresses below for you. Keep it short and sweet. Long missives will...