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  • The Strange Inception of NYC’s Onerous Gun Laws

    07/01/2013 1:28:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    guns.com ^ | 2 January, 2012 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Over the past several months, at least four out-of-state concealed carry holders were arrested for carrying handguns in New York City. Unbeknownst to these otherwise law-abiding gun owners, NYC has an extremely tough and unforgiving gun control laws. All of these tourists were caught when they naively sought to check their weapons with security (at an airport, at the Empire State Building, at the 9/11 memorial etc.). So, why is NYC so tough on guns? Why do city officials lack commonsense when it comes to applying the law? Well, to answer these questions it might help to take a brief...
  • With no malt houses in New York, Hawley's new venture to fill unique niche at the right time

    You can't brew beer without malt, which is something Ted Hawley thinks legislators forgot about when they passed a farm brewing bill last year that will eventually require ales and lagers labeled "New York Beer" to contain 90 percent locally grown ingredients. "They just thought they could grow barley in New York," Hawley said. "They didn't know there was another step, which is malting. It has to be malted before you use it in a brew. So it was kind of interesting that they put this huge amount of effort into requiring 90 percent ingredients from New York, but there's...
  • New York Wants to Help You Plan Your Next LGBT Vacation

    06/29/2013 11:19:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/29/2013 | Caroline Bankoff
    Governor Cuomo celebrated Pride Weekend and the overturning of DOMA by announcing the launch of a tourism website aimed at the LGBT community, because all out-of-state dollars are equal in his eyes. [NBC New York]
  • Bloomberg: NYPD officers 'disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little'

    In defending New York City’s controversial stop-and-frisk program, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday that local police officers “disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little.” The comment, made by the mayor to radio host John Gambling during a Friday morning interview on WOR-NY, comes on the heels of a New York City Council decision earlier this week to create an independent inspector general to oversee the police department’s practices amid allegations that law enforcement wrongfully targets blacks and Hispanics with its stop-and-frisk program. Speaking on the air, the mayor dismissed the suggestion that the New York Police Department needs...
  • LI teen faces 30 years in prison for trying to join al Qaeda in Yemen...

    06/28/2013 2:10:01 AM PDT · by Cindy · 19 replies
    NYPOST.com ^ | June 26, 2013 | By SELIM ALGAR
    "LI teen faces 30 years in prison for trying to join al Qaeda in Yemen to wage war on American forces" SNIPPET: "Justin Kaliebe, 18, of Bay Shore, was arrested by NYPD and federal agents at JFK Airport in January as he prepared to board a flight to Oman, according to a complaint unsealed in Brooklyn federal court today. He planned to travel by land to Yemen to sign up with al Qaeda, officials said."
  • SAF, CCRKBA file FOI request for all Bloomy-MAIG records

    06/27/2013 5:00:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 June, 2013 | Dave Workman
    The Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today sent a Freedom of Information Law request to the office of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, asking for all records relating to the Bloomberg administration’s involvement with Mayors Against Illegal Guns. SAF and CCRKBA are joined in the request by Tom Gresham, host of the nationally-syndicated “Gun Talk” radio program. The request, prepared by SAF Special Projects Director Philip Watson, was sent electronically and via overnight mail. Gresham and the two gun rights organizations are asking for the following: 1. All electronic records...
  • Bellevue group wants Bloomberg investigated by NYAG

    06/25/2013 6:33:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 24 June, 2013 | Dave Workman
    Following weekend revelations that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) website is registered to a New York City government server and apparently administered by city employees, a Bellevue-based gun rights group wants New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate. CBS News, Politico and others learned about the MAIG website registration and Monday morning, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms called on Schneiderman to determine whether any laws have been broken. Gottlieb told Examiner that using taxpayer-owned computer servers to host a website for a politically-motivated gun control group is “pretty...
  • Bloomberg gun group website registered on NYC government servers(CBS News)

    06/23/2013 10:50:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 22 June, 2013 | Jake Miller
    The website for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group formed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to push stronger gun safety laws, is registered to NYC government servers and administered by NYC government staffers, according to Politico, raising questions about whether Bloomberg has blurred the line between his dual roles as mayor and advocate. The domain names for the gun group - mayorsagainstillegalguns.com and mayorsagainstillegalguns.org - are both registered under the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, which was first reported by Ace of Spades blogger John Ekdahl. Bloomberg has poured millions of dollars into an...
  • UPDATE: Gov. Cuomo resurrects radical abortion-expanding proposal as stand-alone bill

    06/20/2013 5:57:08 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 19, 2013 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    ALBANY, June 19, 2013 (LifeSiteNews) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo appears determined to expand abortion in the Empire State, making a last-ditch move this week to resurrect what appeared to be a defunct abortion proposal by separating his “Women’s Equality Act” into 10 separate bills. On Monday, the Independent Democratic Committee (IDC) had introduced Cuomo’s “Women’s Equality Act” with only nine of the ten original points, excluding the highly controversial provision that addressed abortion.  An IDC spokesman said the coalition’s decision to drop the abortion provision was a political necessity, since with the abortion provisions intact, the bill would...
  • Police: Hudson Falls man shot dead in Vermont after stabbing pregnant ex-girlfriend

    06/19/2013 5:32:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    poststar.com ^ | 17 June, 2013 | Bill Toscano
    DANBY, Vt. — The stepmother of a Vermont man who shot a Hudson Falls man to death Sunday said her stepson was defending his family. Vermont State Police said Aaron Allen, 28, of Hudson Falls, died after being shot by Michael White, 24. Police said Allen went to a house on John Corey Road Sunday evening with a knife and was stabbing his ex-girlfriend, Heather Thompson, when he was shot. Thompson, 22, had a restraining order issued in Washington County against Allen because of an April arrest for unlawful restraint, police said. “He came to kill her, and who knows,...
  • Muslim hate group testifies on … hate crimes (CAIR)

    06/18/2013 11:04:29 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    WND ^ | June 18, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    No, this is not the Onion. The New York chapter of the Hamas-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations is submitting testimony on “hate crimes.” The hate group announced in a press release last week: “On Friday, the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) submitted written testimony for a public hearing on that state’s hate crimes law hosted by ranking member of the Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, State Sen. Brad Hoylman.” Hamas-CAIR is submitting testimony on hate crimes? This is Shariah in action. Why aren’t the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) or Stop Islamization of...
  • $65,000 Reward Offered for Information in Search for Bomber in 2008 Times Square Attack

    06/18/2013 4:05:26 PM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies
    $65,000 Reward Offered for Information in Search for Bomber in 2008 Times Square Attack Bomber May Have Also Been Involved in Two Other Unsolved Bombings—One at the British Consulate in 2005, the Other at the Mexican Consulate in 2007 FBI New York June 18, 2013 SNIPPET: "Today, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New York City Police Department announced a reward of up to $65,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the suspect or suspects involved in the unsolved 2008 bombing of the United States Armed Forces Recruiting Station in Times Square. Also released today...
  • Cuomo’s radical late-term abortion expansion act dies in NY State Senate

    06/18/2013 2:15:53 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 17, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    ALBANY, NY, June 17, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A controversial provision that would have struck down late-term abortion restrictions in New York state has died in the state senate. The measure, which would have radically expanded abortion-on-demand for reasons of “health,” among other changes, was the tenth point of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Women's Equality Act. However, just after midnight last night, the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) introduced the other nine planks – and others of its own creation – while ignoring the abortion language. Governor Cuomo struck out at the IDC during a public radio interview on Monday, vowing a bruising...
  • Library board rehires worker [ Was likely fired for relative's opposition to gay marriage ]

    06/13/2013 6:18:58 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 5 replies
    Albany TU ^ | June 13, 2013 | Paul Nelson & Dennis Yusko
    The rumble in Round Lake is over. As its first order of business, a newly appointed seven-member Board of Trustees held an emergency meeting Wednesday night and unanimously voted to reinstate longtime librarian Theresa Marchione to her job with back pay. "Come on back, Theresa," said Bill Ryan as sustained applause from the audience filled Village Hall. Marchione, a familiar face at the Wesley Avenue facility for decades, had been terminated for shutting down the library 40 minutes early on May 29 because of a tornado warning. A powerful twister touched down later in nearby Vischer Ferry. Since Marchione's dismissal,...
  • NY:L.I. Teen Fatally Stabs Mom's Handgun-Wielding Ex-Boyfriend: Cops

    06/12/2013 12:38:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    nbcnewyork.com ^ | 10 June, 2013 | NA
    A Long Island teenager fatally stabbed his mother's former boyfriend when he showed up to their Mastic Beach home and threatened her with a handgun, authorities say. Suffolk County police say the ex-boyfriend entered the Selden Road home of the teenager's mother and confronted her and her new boyfriend around 4 a.m. Monday. When the intruder threatened the woman with a handgun, her teenage son intervened and stabbed the man, police said. The intruder was pronounced dead at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. The Suffolk County Homicide Squad investigation is ongoing. It was not immediately clear if the teenager would face charges.
  • New York lays out $20 billion plan to combat effects of climate change (NOT Bloomberg's loot)

    06/11/2013 4:34:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/12/13 | Hilary Russ
    (Reuters) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday announced a $20 billion plan to prepare for rising sea levels and hotter summers expected as a result of climate change in the coming decades. The plan, which follows widespread destruction wreaked by Superstorm Sandy last year, included about 250 recommendations ranging from new floodwalls and storm barriers to upgrades of power and telecommunications infrastructures. It coincided with a report updating projections of the impact of climate change, saying that over the next 40 years the number of sweltering summer days could double or even triple and that the sea level...
  • Andrew Cuomo Can Never Have Too Many Abortions

    06/08/2013 6:17:34 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 31 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 6, 2013 | Matthew J. Franck
    In a brazen push to make his state even more decisively the abortion capital of the United States, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York is trying to ram through the legislature, before its June 20 adjournment, a radical expansion of the abortion license in the provisions of his “Women’s Equality Act.” As my Witherspoon Institute colleague Gabrielle Speach, and co-author and practicing physician Elissa Sanchez-Speach, write today at Public Discourse, Gov. Cuomo’s bill is an open invitation to the Kermit Gosnells of the abortion trade to move to New York and ratchet up their performance of late-term abortions on viable...
  • Legal Guns en Route to New York Are Cause for Arrest Before Flight Home

    06/10/2013 5:18:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 9 June, 2013 | MICHAEL WILSON
    A subset of visitors to New York City looks, on the surface, just like the rest. Some are high profile, like the boxer this year, and the football player, and the Tea Party leader from California. They are joined by the anonymous: the military wife from Minnesota, and the hazardous waste expert. There was a minister, and a surgeon, and someone in pest control. What sets them apart is what each brings along on a visit to the city. A handgun. The guns are legally owned, with the home state permits all in order. The visitors have locked the gun...
  • Bill would make annoying a cop a crime

    06/05/2013 8:07:46 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 47 replies
    http://www.wivb.com ^ | 6/5/13 | staff
    ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) - A bill currently making its way through the State Legislature would make it a crime to annoy a police officer, a move that could have far reaching consequences. The State Senate passed the bill Wednesday that makes it felony to “harass, annoy, threaten or alarm” an on duty police officer by subjecting them to any physical contact. A press release from the NYS Senate originally stated, “The bill (S.2402), sponsored by Senator Joe Griffo (R-C-I, Rome) would make it a felony to harass, annoy, or threaten a police officer while on duty.” However, as the bill...
  • Senate Passes Bill Making the Harassment of a Police Officer a Crime

    06/06/2013 5:11:25 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 48 replies
    The New York State Senate today passed a bill that creates the crime of aggravated harassment of a police or peace officer. The bill (S.2402), sponsored by Senator Joe Griffo (R-C-I, Rome) would make it a felony to harass, annoy, or threaten a police officer while on duty. “Our system of laws is established to protect the foundations of our society,” Senator Griffo said. “Police officers who risk their lives every day in our cities and on our highways deserve every possible protection, and those who treat them with disrespect, harass them and create situations that can lead to injuries...
  • New Bill: Annoy A Cop - Get Up To Four Years In Jail

    06/06/2013 1:48:06 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 29 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | June 6, 2013 | Tim Brown
    I guess New York hasn’t brought the hammer down hard enough on its citizens, so a new bill is moving through the State legislature which would make it a crime to annoy a police officer. Just think of the far reaching consequences of this measure. The bill, passed by the State Senate on Wednesday, makes it a felony to “harass, annoy, threaten or alarm” an on duty police officer. WIVB reports, A press release from the NYS Senate originally stated, “The bill (S.2402), sponsored by Senator Joe Griffo (R-C-I, Rome) would make it a felony to harass, annoy, or threaten...
  • Gay 'Cutest Couple' at NY high school draws attention online, but little notice at school

    06/04/2013 4:27:11 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 26 replies
    Fox News via Yahoo! ^ | Published June 04, 2013 | Associated Press
    CARMEL, N.Y. – Two boys have been elected "cutest couple" in the senior class at their suburban New York high school. The choice at Carmel High has created something of an online sensation, thanks to a yearbook photo of the smiling boys in a close embrace. But it seems to have been accepted with little notice at the school. One of the boys says they're getting teased a bit — but that's because of their Internet fame, not for being gay. Other students say the boys are popular, smart and helpful. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/06/04/gay-cutest-couple-at-ny-high-school-draws-attention-online-but-little-notice-at/#ixzz2VIE2ajjl
  • New York's Fracking Ban Suffocates New Yorkers

    06/04/2013 7:01:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    RCM ^ | 06/04/2013 | By Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    Upstate New York is in economic crisis. And New York's moratorium on hydrofracturing, or "fracking," is impeding recovery. In New York City, private sector wages grew by 4 percent in real terms between 2000 and 2011. But in New York State's Southern Tier, in counties such as Broome, Chemung, and Tioga, wages declined by 1%. Over the past decade, employment in New York City has grown by 9 percent. But in Binghamton and its surrounding suburbs, in Broome County, employment has declined by 11 percent over the same period. Elmira, Chemung County, has seen a decline of 8%. These counties...
  • School database loses backers as parents balk over privacy -(Gates Foundation funded Common Core )

    06/02/2013 9:32:36 AM PDT · by opentalk · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 29, 2013 | Stephanie Simon
    100 million database set up to store extensive records on millions of public school students has stumbled badly since its launch this spring, with officials in several states backing away from the project amid protests from irate parents. The database, funded mostly by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is intended to track students from kindergarten through high school by storing myriad data points: test scores, learning disabilities, discipline records - even teacher assessments of a child's character. The idea is that consolidated records make it easier for teachers to use software that mines data to identify academic weaknesses. Games,...
  • EMPIRE STATE DA: I WON’T PROSECUTE CUOMO’S NEW GUN LAW

    05/31/2013 9:31:27 AM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    Human Events ^ | 5/30/2013 | Raquel Okyay
    An upstate New York prosecutor told Human Events he will not go after an individual for a misdemeanor violation of the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, signed into law on Jan. 15, in an extraordinary two-minute-drill session of the state’s legislature. “As I do in all cases, I considered all of the circumstances surrounding the summons,” said Columbia County District Attorney Paul Czajka.“I declined to prosecute one particular offense,” he said. If the DA had moved forward, it would be one of the first attempts to bring a violator of the new law to trial.The incident in question took...
  • Anthony Weiner now top mayoral choice among male Democratic voters: poll (NYC males love Weiner)

    05/29/2013 6:52:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/28/13 | JONATHAN LEMIRE
    Men may be ready to forgive Anthony Weiner. Although women continue to have their doubts about the scandal-scarred pol, a new poll released Tuesday found that Democratic men named Weiner as their top choice for mayor more than they did any other candidate. And men are leading the way for Weiner as he gains altitude among all Democratic voters, dramatically cutting into front-runner Christine Quinn’s lead and underscoring the dramatic impact the ex-congressman has had on the race in mere days. “Weiner is clearly a factor to be considered in the mayoralty,” said Lee Miringoff, who directs the Marist College...
  • Immigration Bill Swells to Over One Thousand Pages

    05/28/2013 5:53:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 28 May 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    The Senate Judiciary Committee has increased the already-sizable length of the “Gang of Eight” immigration reform bill to more than a thousand pages during the markup process ... The first version of the bill that was filed by the eight senators--Marco Rubio (R-FL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), John McCain (R-AZ), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ)--totaled 844 pages. An updated version, filed just before the bill went to the committee markup, stretched 867 pages in length. The new bill towers over previous versions in length, clocking in at 1,076 pages. It...
  • Could a Mayor Weiner Pose a Threat to New York City Security? (How about a run by Hillary in 2016?)

    05/27/2013 6:41:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 27, 2013 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    Huma Abedin is back in the spotlight again, as her husband Anthony Weiner has announced that he is running for mayor of New York City. The Daily Mail of the United Kingdom claims that "Huma Abedin [is] deemed her husband's greatest political asset." Michael M. Grynbaum, et al. of the New York Times claim that "it is Ms. Abedin, a seasoned operative well versed in the politics of redemption, [who] has been a main architect of her husband's rehabilitative journey[.]" The word "operative" is a word that needs careful examination. If Weiner were to win the mayoral election in New...
  • A Wife With Powerful Ties Is an Unexpected Architect of a New York Comeback (Huma, MuzzBro Alert)

    05/24/2013 8:25:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/24/13 | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM, MICHAEL BARBARO and AMY CHOZICK
    When Chelsea Clinton wanted to make a low-key visit to the hurricane-stricken Rockaways last fall, she arranged to take a trip with her close friend Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton. -snip- But the reality, it turns out, is just the opposite: Those close to the couple say that Ms. Abedin, a seasoned operative well versed in the politics of redemption, has been a main architect of her husband’s rehabilitative journey, shaping his calculated comeback and drawing on her close ties with one of the country’s most powerful families to lay the groundwork for his return. A...
  • Colleges as tax havens [ Same Ole tired economic policies from Cuomo ]

    05/23/2013 5:12:20 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 3 replies
    Albany TU ^ | May 22, 2013 | Eric Anderson and Larry Rulison
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo — calling job creation the state's "number-one mission" — on Wednesday unveiled a plan for dozens of tax-free zones on public college campuses across the state. The zones would be available to new businesses as well as to businesses that relocate from outside the state, and to those that create net new jobs. In the zones, they would face no business or corporate tax, no sales tax, no property tax, no franchise fee and no state income tax for the owner of the company or its employees. The breaks would last for 10 years. (...) One of...
  • Supreme Court could give landmark ruling on public prayer

    05/22/2013 6:21:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    cna ^ | May 22, 2013 | Kevin J. Jones
    First Prayer in Congress, September 1774, in Carpenters Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Washington D.C., May 22, 2013 / 12:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a move that could have national consequences for prayer in public life, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a federal case challenging the constitutionality of opening prayers at the town council meetings of Greece, New York. “It is perfectly constitutional to allow community members to ask for God's blessing according to their conscience,” Brett Harvey, Senior Counsel with the Alliance Defending Freedom, told CNA May 21. “A Supreme Court ruling reaffirming this historic tradition and...
  • Sheriffs: Cuomo asked for silence

    05/21/2013 10:38:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    timesunion.com ^ | 21 May, 2013 | Jimmy Vielkind
    The sheriffs thought they were being summoned to the Capitol to discuss ideas for changes to New York's gun control law, the SAFE Act. Instead, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told them to keep quiet. Opposition to the new law has simmered in upstate areas since Cuomo signed the law in January. Many county sheriffs oppose it, particularly its expanded definition of banned assault weapons, and have spoken out around the state. In January, the New York State Sheriffs' Association wrote Cuomo with an analysis, and later suggested tweaks. Cuomo invited its leaders to the Capitol last month, people briefed on the...
  • Sheriffs: Cuomo asked for silence [Threaten Sheriffs speaking out against gun control]

    05/21/2013 5:23:46 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 26 replies
    Albany TU ^ | May 21, 2013 | Jimmy Vielkind
    The sheriffs thought they were being summoned to the Capitol to discuss ideas for changes to New York's gun control law, the SAFE Act. Instead, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told them to keep quiet. (...) Cuomo invited its leaders to the Capitol last month, people briefed on the meeting said. The group included Sheriffs' Association Executive Director Peter Kehoe and Chemung County Sheriff Christopher Moss. "We didn't get a response (to the analysis) from him, but we could tell after the budget was passed that none of those recommendations were taken into consideration," Moss said. "When we got there, we never...
  • Rally to defeat NYSAFE Act

    05/20/2013 10:51:01 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 7 replies
    US for Palin ^ | Monday, May 20, 2013 05:57 EDT | Ron Devito
    Richmond County Tea Party Patriots and Gun Rights Across America yesterday held a rally in the rain to defeat Gov. Cuomo's unconstitutional and ill-conceived NYSAFE Act. Tea Party Patriots member and American Grizzlies United / Organize4Palin NY State Coordinator, Ron Devito spoke at this rally, beginning at the 21:45 mark in the video. His remarks were covered by the Staten Island Advance. The Richmond County Tea Party Patriots were initially denied the permit to hold the rally, but it was ultimately granted. The denial may or may not be part of a pattern of harassment and intimidation of Tea Party...
  • Pro Gun march on Albany, NY - May 21

    05/20/2013 4:35:46 PM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 3 replies
    Email | 5/20/2013 | Al Bel
    Fantastic Historic Civic Action May 21 If you deem this worthy – spread the words We are On the March for real. Look at all the stuff we are achieving – there are too many action items to mention here but we know there are many – such a rewarding feeling. We have rallied in more places and with more people on one issue than ever before. We now have bad governance in fear of “We the People”. We are making a DEMAND for a vote and have at least 300,000 signatures to back it up. We have put them...
  • Where is Huma Abedin’s Security Clearance Form?

    05/19/2013 3:12:50 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 25 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | July 31, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    "The State Department says, “Eligibility for access to classified information, commonly known as a security clearance, is granted only to those for whom an appropriate personnel security background investigation has been completed."
  • Huma’s Moonlighting? No Problem … Just Don’t Mention Her Crescent-lighting

    05/19/2013 7:31:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    P J Media ^ | 5/17/2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Well, well, well, the Huma Abedin controversy has finally hit the legacy media. Okay, okay — it’s not the Huma Abedin controversy, but it’s one Obama’s court stenographers apparently feel comfortable talking about. It seems Ms. Abedin, accurately described by the New York Times as Hillary Rodham Clinton’s ”longtime aide and confidante,” spent her last months at the State Department not really at the State Department. Despite maintaining her title as Secretary of State Clinton’s deputy chief of staff, she was permitted, upon returning to government service from maternity leave in mid-2012, to remain at home in New York with...
  • Judge dismisses case against cop who broke into home with no warrant & killed unarmed man

    05/18/2013 10:35:08 PM PDT · by Altariel · 55 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 15, 2013 | Rambone
    THE BRONX, NYC, NY -- After a year of public outrage and legal proceedings, a judge has simply thrown out the indictment of Officer Richard Haste, who gunned down an unarmed man inside his own home, without a warrant. Haste was facing manslaughter charges until the judge tossed the indictment. https://www.facebook.com/PoliceStateUSA In February 2012, police broke into the home of 18-year-old Ramarley Graham without a warrant, did not announce themselves as police, shoved guns in the faces of the residents and ultimately gunned down Graham for no reason.
  • Huma’s Moonlighting? No Problem … Just Don’t Mention Her Crescent-lighting

    05/18/2013 12:22:25 PM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 17, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    ..It seems Ms. Abedin, accurately described by the New York Times as Hillary Rodham Clinton’s ”longtime aide and confidante,” spent her last months at the State Department not really at the State Department... … This story is getting some attention — sure to be fleeting — ...But that has more to do with a potential Weiner political campaign than with the tangled web of government policy-making and Clinton cronies (like the Saudis and Qataris — multi-million dollar donors to the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation who do mega-business with the State Department). There has to date been scant media interest in...
  • New York Times: Huma Abedin 'quietly' stepped down as Hillary's Deputy in "June" of 2012

    05/18/2013 6:20:52 AM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 32 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 5/17/13 | Shoebat
    The title of a New York Times article by Raymond Hernandez reads, “Weiner’s Wife Didn’t Disclose Consulting Work She Did While Serving in State Dept.”. However, the headline for another story pops up in the eighth paragraph when a potentially very interesting claim is made. Take note of when Abedin allegedly stepped down as Deputy Chief of Staff for Hillary. Via NYT: "Ms. Abedin reached her new working arrangement in June 2012, when she returned from maternity leave, quietly leaving her position as deputy chief of staff and becoming a special government employee, which is essentially a consultant. A State...
  • Weiner’s Wife Didn’t Disclose Consulting Work She Did While Serving in State Dept. (Huma Abedin)

    05/16/2013 9:46:34 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 16, 2013 | RAYMOND HERNANDEZ
    The State Department, under Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, created an arrangement for her longtime aide and confidante Huma Abedin to work for private clients as a consultant while serving as a top adviser in the department. Ms. Abedin did not disclose the arrangement — or how much income she earned — on her financial report. It requires officials to make public any significant sources of income. The disclosure of the agreement that Ms. Abedin made with the State Department comes as her husband, former Representative Anthony D. Weiner, a Democrat, prepares for a mayoral run in New York City. Politico...
  • Driver who thought he could time travel while driving on LSD gets prison sentence

    05/17/2013 6:08:33 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 17 replies
    The Saratogian ^ | May 16, 2013 | Emily Donohue
    BALLSTON SPA — A Ballston Lake man who thought he could time travel while driving drunk and on LSD won’t travel any further than state prison for up to three years after being convicted of vehicular assault. According to Saratoga County District Attorney James A. Murphy III, Terrence J. Rudes, 21, of Windy Hill Road in Ballston Lake was driving on Church Avenue in Ballston Spa Sept. 17 when he crossed a double yellow line and hit another vehicle head-on. The driver of that car suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash. Ballston Spa police, who responded to...
  • Huma Abedin Allowed To Represent Clients While At State

    05/16/2013 3:47:34 PM PDT · by drewh · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/16/13 4:14 PM EDT
    Huma Abedin — Hillary Clinton’s longtime aide and the wife of all-but-declared New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner — spent her final months at the State Department working as a part-time consultant with the agency who at the same time was allowed to represent outside clients, POLITICO has confirmed. Abedin, a fixture at the Clintons’ side for at least 15 years — from Iowa to Indonesia — shifted to her new role after maternity leave in the early summer of 2012, according to a source familiar with the arrangement. The new status made her a “special government employee,” which was...
  • Seven Foreigners Arrested After Trespassing at Quabbin Reservoir (Video)[Massachusetts terror?]

    05/15/2013 8:27:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 15, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Seven foreigners from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Singapore were arrested for trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir on Tuesday. The Quabbin Reservoir in Massachusetts is one of the country’s largest man-made water supplies. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) CBS Local reported, via Free Republic: Shortly after midnight Tuesday, seven people were caught trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir. State Police say the five men and two women are from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, and “cited their education and career interests” for being in the area. The men told police they were chemical engineers and recent college graduates....
  • Weiner to seek erection, will announce bid for mayor (Actual Headline!!!)

    05/15/2013 6:29:55 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 44 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 15, 2013 | DAVID SEIFMAN
    Anthony Weiner’s bid to rise from the political dead is ready to begin in earnest — the disgraced former congressman will announce he is running for mayor as early as next week, according to sources. “He’s definitely running,” one Weiner ally told The Post. After weeks of hinting at a run, Weiner has taken a major step toward firing up his campaign by hiring a manager to guide his mayoral bid, according to a report.
  • Girls Told to Ask for Lesbian Kiss at School

    04/27/2013 6:53:11 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 53 replies
    Parents of children attending a Red Hook, New York, middle school are outraged after a recent anti-bullying presentation at Linden Avenue Middle School. The workshop for 13 and 14-year-old girls focused on homosexuality and gender identity. They were also taught words such as "pansexual" and "genderqueer." Parents say their daughters were told to ask one another for a kiss and they say two girls were told to stand in front of the class and pretend they were lesbians on a date.
  • Clintons freeze out Weiner

    05/13/2013 5:05:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 13, 2013
    Bill and Hillary Clinton will not support Anthony Weiner in his dream of becoming mayor even though they love his wife, Huma Abedin, sources say. “The Clintons wish Weiner would just disappear. Every time he pops up, it’s a reminder of Bill’s scandal with Monica Lewinsky, and it isn’t helpful to Hillary’s hopes for 2016,” one Democrat told Page Six.
  • In Hours, Thieves Took $45 Million in A.T.M. Scheme

    05/10/2013 4:27:55 PM PDT · by dennisw · 17 replies
    nytimes ^ | May 9, 2013 | By MARC SANTORA
    It was a brazen bank heist, but a 21st-century version in which the criminals never wore ski masks, threatened a teller or set foot in a vault. In two precision operations that involved people in more than two dozen countries acting in close coordination and with surgical precision, thieves stole $45 million from thousands of A.T.M.'s in a matter of hours. In New York City alone, the thieves responsible for A.T.M. withdrawals struck 2,904 machines over 10 hours starting on Feb. 19, withdrawing $2.4 million. The operation included sophisticated computer experts operating in the shadowy world of Internet hacking, manipulating...
  • 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...