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  • Cuomo's office: Not so fast to de Blasio's plans for NYC September schools reopening

    07/03/2020 8:28:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Newsday ^ | 7/03/20 | Bart Jones
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday the city is preparing for an in-person reopening of its schools in September, with all the precautions needed to keep the coronavirus at bay, though Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's office said the mayor does not have the power to make that decision. The head of the city teachers union also cast doubt that a return to in-person classes is a done deal. **SNIP** "You’re going to see constant use of face coverings. They'll be provided for free for anyone who needs them - kids, adults alike," de Blasio said. "Everyone will...
  • Kayleigh McEnany says AOC wants to get rid of NYPD entirely

    07/01/2020 6:19:20 PM PDT · by Labyrinthos · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 1, 2020 | Ebony Bowden
    WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany ripped AOC on Wednesday after the firebrand leftist congresswoman said a drastic $1 billion cut to the NYPD police budget was not enough — McEnany suggesting she wanted to get rid of cops altogether...
  • Civil rights organizations decry Portland TV reporter’s tweet about Palestinian liberation movement

    07/01/2020 8:51:43 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 7 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 07/1/2020 | Jayati Ramakrishnan
    Leaders of civil rights organizations spoke out Tuesday night after a reporter from a Portland TV station tweeted anti-Palestinian sentiments from a professional account while covering a protest. Jenny Young, a reporter with KOIN, was at a rally at Peninsula Park in North Portland, and tweeted about a speaker who praised the BDS movement. BDS, which stands for Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions, is a Palestinian-led movement, which upholds the principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity. Young described the speaker, who was not identified, as “openly anti-Zionist”, and the BDS movement as “an anti-Semitic...
  • Detroit police chief hits back at Rashida Tlaib: 'Totally inaccurate' to claim abuse of peaceful protesters

    07/01/2020 10:08:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 1, 2020 | Julia Musto
    Twitter video at link. Michigan Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib's claim that Detroit Police Department officers abused peaceful protesters is "totally inaccurate," Detroit Police Chief James Craig remarked Tuesday. ~snip~ "I know that the congresswoman is making claims that they were peacefully marching when we intersected and intentionally hit peaceful protesters. [That is] not the case," the chief added. "They [surrounded] the vehicle, they began to pelt the vehicle –­ not just one of our police cruisers but two of them –­ and in one instance the rear window of one of our SUVs was broken out. And, the information I...
  • $1.5B in NYPD cuts not enough for AOC: ‘Defunding police means defunding police’

    06/30/2020 6:11:50 PM PDT · by karpov · 60 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 30, 2020 | Bob Fredericks
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Tuesday the proposed $1.5 billion NYPD budget slash didn’t go far enough. “Defunding police means defunding police. It does not mean budget tricks or funny math. It does not mean moving school police officers from the NYPD budget to the Department of Education’s budget so the exact same police remain in schools,” the self-described Democratic Socialist said in a press release about the budget deal between the City Council and Mayor de Blasio. “It does not mean counting cuts in overtime as cuts, even as NYPD ignores every attempt by City Council to curb overtime spending...
  • Mayor De Blasio Announces $1 Billion In Cuts To The NYPD Budget, AOC Says It’s Not Enough; Police Retirements Up 49% Over The Same Time Last Year

    06/30/2020 7:09:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/30/2020 | John Sexton
    Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NY City Council have reached an agreement to cut $1 billion from the NYPD budget next year but Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says it isn’t enough.The mayor appears to have come up with a plan that will shift a big portion of that $1 billion in funding to another city agency without actually cutting anything. But the remainder of the cuts still mean less overtime and that the city won’t be hiring nearly 1,200 new officers: The mayor and the City Council agreed on Monday to reach that $1 billion in cuts by, among...
  • 1989 FLASHBACK: U.N. Predicts Climate Disaster by 2000 if Global Warming Not Stopped

    02/26/2019 10:49:08 AM PST · by Moseley · 38 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | February 26, 2019 | Jonathon A Moseley
    Should you trust “experts” whose predictions are always wrong? It is too late to do anything about the unproven hypothesis that humans are causing enormous planet Earth’s climate to change. Maybe human activity is affecting the planet’s temperature (it isn’t). Maybe we could have done something about it (we never could, that’s ludicrous considering the size of the planet). But whatever we could have done, it’s too late now. We should just stop worrying about it. United Nations’ experts told us that by 1999 it was too late to halt global warming. In 1989, there was a 10 year window,...
  • Four House Democrats to Pompeo: Cut aid to Israel if it applies sovereignty

    06/29/2020 4:19:08 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/6/10 | Elad Benari
    Four House Democrats have written to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling on the United States to cut assistance to Israel should it proceed to apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaria, JTA reported on Monday. The letter was initiated by Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Pramila Jayapal of Washington, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Betty McCollum of Minnesota. The letter to Pompeo is circulating among Democrats in a bid to add signatures. “Should the Israeli government move forward with the planned annexation with this administration’s acquiescence, we will work to ensure non-recognition as well as pursue conditions on...
  • De Blasio’s performance grows worse by the day, making NYC unlivable

    06/28/2020 1:10:10 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 27, 2020 | Michael Goodwin
    In “Here is New York,” a 1949 love letter to his adopted home, author E.B. White declared it a miracle that the city managed to exist at all. “The whole thing is implausible,” he wrote. “Every time the residents brush their teeth, millions of gallons of water must be drawn from the Catskills and the hills of Westchester.”
  • Minneapolis Without Police Is Now Looking Like Mogadishu, Somalia

    06/28/2020 6:46:21 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    Twitter ^ | 06/28/20 | Kylen Kashuv
    Just a gun battle in the streets. https://twitter.com/KyleKashuv/status/1277072884754788353   
  • Minneapolis City Council approves measure to abolish police force

    06/26/2020 10:22:19 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 126 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 26, 2020 | 12:11pm | Ben Feuerherd
    The Minneapolis City Council on Friday unanimously approved a measure to abolish the city’s police department — a radical proposal amid nationwide efforts by activists to defund local law enforcement agencies.
  • “It’s A Mandate”: AOC Handily Beats CNBC Host, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera In NY Primary

    06/24/2020 7:28:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/24/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    Good news, sorta. Looks like we’ll have AOC to kick around for another two years. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez buried her Democratic primary challenger Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, a former CNBC reporter who tried to unseat the frosh Representative after her “fluke” election in 2018. After winning 72.6% of the vote in NY-14, Ocasio-Cortez wants her props for a “mandate”: Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said her reported results of about 70% of the vote, which put her far ahead of challenger Michelle Caruso-Cabrera in the Democratic primary election, would be a ‘transformative’ mandate https://t.co/RNnk2PyljQ pic.twitter.com/m2HqKjIu2H— Reuters (@Reuters) June 24, 2020 When I won in...
  • Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Blames Israelis for Floyd Death

    06/23/2020 8:41:56 AM PDT · by kevcol · 76 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 22, 2020 | David Rutz
    Waters, the cofounder of Pink Floyd, said in an interview with the pro-Hamas Shehab News Agency that Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody last month because of "a technique invented by" the Israeli Defense Forces. "That is an Israeli technique, taught to the militarized police forces of the United States of America by Israeli experts, who the Americans have been flying over to the United States, to teach them how to murder the blacks because they've seen how efficient the Israelis have been at murdering Palestinians in the occupied territories using those techniques," Waters said. "And they're proud of it."
  • Watch: AOC Proclaims ‘Latinos Are Black’ and I’m Dead (could get the boot tomorrow)

    06/22/2020 6:05:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 64 replies
    Red State ^ | 6/22/20 | Bonchie
    I’m not a big fan of accusing people of cultural appropriation. If you want to eat a taco on Cinco de Mayo, have fun. If you like orange chicken, by all means, let’s do this thing. But there’s a difference between casual partaking of other cultures, which is one of the awesome things about America, and trying to appropriate the lived struggles of oppressed people for political and personal gain. That’s what makes Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez so insidious. Over and over, usually through the “people of color” canard, she’s tried to equalize her upper crust, pampered upbringing with those who...
  • Be Careful Who You Call a White Supremacist

    06/22/2020 12:12:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/22/2020 | Michael Brown
    This past Saturday, after President Trump’s Tulsa rally did not draw the expected capacity crowd, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “Actually you just got ROCKED by teens on TikTok who flooded the Trump campaign w/ fake ticket reservations & tricked you into believing a million people wanted your white supremacist open mic enough to pack an arena during COVID.” “Shout out to Zoomers. Y’all make me so proud. ??”Ocasio-Cortez was responding to claims that TikTok, with apparent help from within China, flooded the Trump campaign with fake reservation requests, discouraging others from attending.But what was most telling in her tweet was...
  • Democrat AOC, CNN’s Brian Stelter Gloat About China-Controlled ‘TikTok’ App DisInfo Campaign Against Trump Rally

    06/21/2020 7:10:26 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    The National Pulse ^ | 06 21 2020 | Staff
    Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Saturday night, following a smaller turnout at the Trump rally in Oklahoma: "Actually you just got ROCKED by teens on TikTok who flooded the Trump campaign w/ fake ticket reservations & tricked you into believing a million people wanted your white supremacist open mic enough to pack an arena during COVID Shout out to Zoomers. Y’all make me so proud" Let’s be clear: TikTok is controlled by the Chinese Communist Party, as we detailed in May here on The National Pulse. The app has removed references to the Tiananmen Square massacre, in line with demands...
  • The Summer of Our Gaslighting Discontent

    06/20/2020 4:36:27 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 24 replies
    Uncover DC ^ | 19 June 2020 | Brian Cates
    I’ve got some bad news for you, folks. To get to that massive Trump landslide in November, we’re going to have to go through an ordeal because there will be a relentless and almost overwhelming amount of gaslighting until the election gets here. A massive amount of time, effort and money will be invested by the Progressive Left to hide the real cultural shift going on in this country, as they use the legacy media to try to manufacture a fake cultural shift in the other direction. Confederate statues were the start, now in less than two weeks the mob...
  • AOC Praises TikTok Teens Who Interfered With Trump Presidential Campaign

    06/21/2020 1:27:54 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 61 replies
    thepostmillennial.com ^ | 21st June 2020
    A significant number of teenagers and K-pop fans used China-owned social media platform TikTok to coordinate placing fake ticket reservations for President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa, drawing support from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other members of the blue-check Twitter brigade. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cheered on the teens who deliberately interfered in a presidential campaign, by tweeting: "Actually you just got ROCKED by teens on TikTok who flooded the Trump campaign w/ fake ticket reservations & tricked you into believing a million people wanted your white supremacist open mic enough to pack an arena during COVID Shout out to Zoomers....
  • Joe Biden Did Not Sponsor or Co-sponsor Any Juneteenth Bills in Senate

    06/20/2020 8:28:58 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 20 2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Former Vice President Joe Biden did not sponsor or co-sponsor any of the six bills recognizing Juneteenth during his time in the U.S. Senate, though he is now attempting to champion the holiday. Juneteenth commemorates the day that slaves in Galveston, Texas, were informed — on June 19, 1865 — that they had been freed by President Abraham Lincoln in the Emancipation Proclamation more than two years before. A search of GovTrack records of congressional bills, which is a complete record of all legislation dating back to 1973 — the year Biden entered the Senate — finds that Biden neither...
  • Undercover Investigation: Minneapolis riot was preplanned [check out sunrisemovement.org ]

    06/17/2020 7:13:59 PM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 58 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6-8-20 | Millennial Millie
    Millennial Millie does an expose on who is behind the riot insurrections, the connection with the Green New Deal, the group that recruits school children as young as middle schoolers as foot soldiers in the ranks of Antifa and BLM, and who have gotten 16 of the 30 Democrat candidates they promoted elected in 2018 including Cortez, Omar, Talib and Presley. A must see.