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  • New Program Helps Elderly Deal With Climate Change

    07/21/2014 4:12:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Rhode Island Public Radio ^ | July 21, 2014 | By AMBAR ESPINOZA
    A program designed to help Rhode Island's older adult population prepare for climate change threats is one of several projects that will receive federal money as part of the state's disaster recovery action plan. This program will receive $150,000 over the next two years. Julia Gold, the health department's climate change program manager, said the agency and its partners will develop these plans during a pilot project to kick off this fall in Washington County. The grant to support this program comes from federal money designed to help long-term recovery efforts related to Hurricane Sandy.
  • American Red Cross Hires Attorneys To Hide Hurricane Sandy Expenditures

    06/27/2014 6:06:37 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 27 2014 | Alex Pfeiffer
    The American Red Cross has employed an expensive New York law firm in an attempt to hide information about how it spent Hurricane Sandy donations, ProPublica reports. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wrote to the Red Cross last June requesting information regarding how the organization spent the money it received for Hurricane Sandy relief. ProPublica filed a public information request for the information given to the attorney general’s office, but Red Cross attorneys stepped in. Gabrielle Levin, of New York’s Gibson Dunn, appealed the request and wrote to the attorney general’s office to block the release of information. Levin...
  • NJ has distributed less than 25 percent of Sandy aid

    05/05/2014 7:00:35 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 7 replies
    NJ.com (True Jersey) ^ | May 4, 2014 | Erin O'Neill
    Though the federal government allocated more than $1.8 billion in Hurricane Sandy disaster relief aid for New Jersey more than a year ago, less that a quarter has been distributed to cash-strapped residents struggling to rebuild, according to a new state report. State officials, however, say they are making considerable progress with recovery programs, addressing concerns and making changes where needed to speed up the delivery of aid. But advocates claim a botched rollout of major housing recovery programs has taken its toll on distributing funding more quickly. More than $1.3 billion of federal aid is "in the pipeline or...
  • Sandy Hook: Whole City Got FREE Houses!

    03/17/2014 11:47:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/16/14 | LogicBeforeAuthority
    Video at link. Almost all the mortgages bought out the same day: 12/25/2009.
  • Political marriage between Chris Christie and President Obama breaks up over Sandy aid rift

    03/07/2014 12:18:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/07/2014 | By Robert Costa and Rosalind S. Helderman
    The once-budding friendship between President Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reached its zenith in May on a storm-ravaged boardwalk in Point Pleasant, N.J. After Obama missed four throws at a carnival game, Christie stepped in, picked up a football and tossed it through a hoop, winning the president a stuffed bear. “One and done,” the governor said as a crowd cheered and the two men exchanged a high-five. On Thursday, however, Christie used an appearance before the Conservative Political Action Conference to blast Obama in personal terms, as a weak leader. Accusing Obama of sitting on the sidelines...
  • Chris Christie Asks Obama for More Sandy Aid as Evidence of Misuse Grows

    01/31/2014 10:42:07 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 8 replies
    Breibart - Big Government ^ | 1-30-2014 | Frances Martel
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie may stand accused of using Sandy money as both carrot and stick in his political battles, but that's not stopping him from asking the federal government for more help. The Star-Ledger reported Wednesday that Christie sent a letter to President Obama asking FEMA to extend its housing program. The program, the paper reports, would not directly bring money into the state, but instead cost the Federal government thousands in maintaining temporary homes for displaced victims. The housing, located in the Central Jersey facility of Fort Monmouth, currently houses 49 families but takes care of 80...
  • Chilling Call from Adam Lanza to Radio Show Year Before Sandy Hook

    01/16/2014 11:27:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/16/14 | AWR Hawkins
    The perpetrator of the heinous crime that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary on December 14, 2012, called an Oregon radio show on December 11, 2011 and talked about about mass murder. The show was Anarchy Radio, and Lanza called it using the pseudonym "Greg." In audio provided by the NY Daily News, Lanza can be heard talking about Travis, the chimpanzee who attacked and ripped Charla Nash's face off in 2009.
  • Now Chris Christie faces federal probe over using $4.7 MILLION of Sandy funds (shortened title)

    01/13/2014 12:01:18 PM PST · by centurion316 · 85 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 13, 2014 | Dave Martosko
    Beleaguered New Jersey Governor Chris Christie faces a federal probe into the misuse of Superstorm Sandy relief money after his government supervised the funding of a 'Stronger Than The Storm' ad campaign featuring the governor and his family just weeks before his re-election, it was revealed on Monday. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development officials are probing the use of $4.7m of hurricane rebuilding funds on the self-congratulatory tourism ads. Christie is already under fire in his home state following revelations that at least four of his aides and political appointees were involved in a scheme to manipulate traffic...
  • Chris Christie faces probe for alleged misuse of Sandy funds

    01/13/2014 8:01:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 01/13/2014
    U.S. investigators are looking into whether embattled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie misused about $2 million in Superstorm Sandy relief funds for an ad campaign that put him in the spotlight in an election year, a lawmaker said on Monday. Already enmeshed in a scandal over snarled traffic at the George Washington Bridge, Christie, a rising star in the Republican party, is now being audited by the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, said New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone Jr., a Democrat. The inspector is focusing on a federally financed $25 million Jersey Shore marketing...
  • Sandy Hook Elementary Now Levelled

    12/25/2013 9:45:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 63 replies
    Memoryholeblog.com ^ | December 24, 2013 | staff
    The photograph below, likely taken in mid-December, shows the remains of the Sandy Hook Elementary School crime scene, where all evidence has now been destroyed. The demolition of the 57 year old structure commenced in October, shortly after a $50 million appropriation made by Connecticut Governor Dannell Malloy to rebuild the school and a $2.5 million payout by President Obama’s Department of Justice to local and regional law enforcement agencies participating in the December 14, 2012 event. http://i0.wp.com/vigilantcitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/BN-AJ905_nyhook_G_20131113171915.jpgFor additional information and research please consult the Sandy Hook School Massacre Timeline and the Sandy Hook Massacre Compendium of Research and Analysis.
  • A year after Superstorm Sandy, federal aid trickles in (90% of aid money unspent?)

    10/26/2013 9:58:38 PM PDT · by JediJones · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/25/2013 | Hilary Russ
    ...only a fraction of the aid money earmarked for recovery has been used, in what some claim is a painfully slow and opaque process. Only $5.2 billion of the pledged $47.9 billion had been tapped by cities and states by the end of August, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. And tracking those funds has been complicated, lawmakers said. "Transparency is woefully lacking. We don't know where the money is. We know people have been approved for grants, but the money has not been distributed," said New Jersey Assemblywoman L. Grace Spencer, chair of the environment...
  • Company behind Obamacare website in charge of nearly $2 billion in Sandy relief

    10/26/2013 10:47:17 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-26-2013 | Allison Coyle
    CGI Federal Inc., the mastermind behind healthcare.gov, is assisting the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the distribution of $1.7 billion in relief for Hurricane Sandy. In a memo obtained by FreedomWorks titled, “Minutes of the 295th meeting of the members of the Housing Trust Fund Corporation held on May 9, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.,” CGI Federal is tasked with implementing the Disaster Housing Assistance Program. Additionally, they are asked to aid in the implementation of the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program, an assistance program that had recently obtained $1.7 billion.
  • Documents point to ATF raid on 'Lanza gun shop' being a staged media event

    09/03/2013 5:12:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Examiner ^ | 9/3/13 | David Codrea
    Evidence points to a December raid of the Riverview Gun Shop in East Windsor, Conn., where Sandy Hook Elementary School murderer Adam Lanza’s mother reportedly purchased the Bushmaster rifle used in the massacre, as being an event staged more for media fanfare than for public safety, legal documents issued to authorize the raid indicate. Gun Rights Examiner has been sitting on much of this information since since the evening of the raid, but has held onto it pending further corroboration of certain information. With the publication in this column on August 29 of such information, further details can now be...
  • Polar explorer says Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross botched Hurricane Sandy home repairs

    07/28/2013 1:22:57 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | july 28, 2013 | KATE BRIQUELET
    A Rockaway octogenarian and polar-exploration pioneer says a pair of charities left her high — but not dry — after Hurricane Sandy. Barbara Hillary, 82, is fighting nonprofit Habitat for Humanity to finish the sloppy job volunteers did on her damp basement, which is covered in mold. She’s also battling the Red Cross, which wrote a $10,000 check to an unlicensed contractor who promised to fix her kitchen and then flew to Nigeria. “I’m not a whiner. I’m not a crybaby. I was raised in Harlem during the Depression — I was raised old-school,” Hillary said. But she added: “I...
  • Anthony Weiner Publicly Scolded

    07/27/2013 10:01:14 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 26 replies
    This video is super awkward ... Anthony Weiner was put on BLAST Friday by an ex-school teacher for his raunchy, sexting ways ... and it all happened while cameras rolled. Weiner was visiting homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy, when he walked into a s**t storm himself ... in the form of Peg Brunda a retired teacher, who went off on him. You gotta watch the heated exchange -- but to give you an idea just how PISSED Brunda is that Weiner refuses to drop out of the NYC mayoral race, she says, "Had I conducted myself in the manner in...
  • Friends, neighbors were more helpful than government after Sandy, poll finds

    06/24/2013 7:48:50 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    NJ.com AP ^ | June 24, 2013
    A poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that after the storm in New York and New Jersey, friends, relatives and neighbors were cited the most often as the people who helped them make it through.
  • Trying to steal Sandy clean-up work, union thugs use media and Democrats to threaten families

    06/21/2013 8:44:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/21/13 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    This story is a chilling reminder of the evil alliance of Democrats and unions. When super storm Sandy slammed into the northeast last October it left destruction and dangerous debris in startling amounts. Homes were folded up and rolled down streets. Civil buildings and churches were flattened and dangerous toxic materials covered the landscape. The enormity of the clean-up was such that local governments had to work fast and work cheap to clean up their streets. Since “fast and cheap” are not words associated with unions the emergency demanded non-union labor as the only available and affordable course of action....
  • Bill Clinton Praises Chris Christie for 'Bipartisan' Disaster Policy

    06/16/2013 10:54:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/16/2013 | Anugrah Kumar
    Democrat Bill Clinton and Republican Chris Christie Friday shared a stage on the final day of the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Chicago, where the former president praised the New Jersey governor for his "bipartisan" response to Superstorm Sandy. "The enduring image most Americans have of you is standing there in your jacket, grieving with your people, working with them and working with the president," Clinton told Christie, who was sitting by his side. Instead of attending the Faith and Freedom Conference in Washington, Christie chose to be with Clinton on Friday, about a month after the governor toured the...
  • Homeowners Draw a Line in the Sand Over Dunes

    05/20/2013 9:13:49 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 20, 2013 | Josh Dawsey
    Many coastal New Jersey residents are resisting a $1 billion state plan to shield shore-front towns from storms with towering dunes and a mix of protective measures. As some cite fears the sand-replenishment projects would drag down their property values, about 1,800 landowners have declined to sign agreements to allow construction on their property, said Larry Ragonese, a spokesman for the state Department of Environmental Protection. The state Supreme Court last week heard arguments on a resident's lawsuit seeking more money for the agreement, known as an easement, and Gov. Chris Christie called dune opponents "knuckleheads."
  • 6 months after Sandy, thousands homeless in NY, NJ

    04/28/2013 9:35:24 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 4/47/13 | WAYNE PARRY/ap
    Six months after Superstorm Sandy devastated the Jersey shore and New York City and pounded coastal areas of New England, the region is dealing with a slow and frustrating, yet often hopeful, recovery. Tens of thousands of people remain homeless. Housing, business, tourism and coastal protection all remain major issues with the summer vacation — and hurricane — seasons almost here again.
  • After Sandy - New York is still recovering from the devastating storm.

    04/25/2013 8:58:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2013 | PHOTOGRAPHS BY HARVEY WANG
    Five months after Superstorm Sandy hit New York, most of the city is back to normal. The power is back on, and Governor Andrew Cuomo has wrung more than $30 billion in disaster aid from Washington. But the coastal neighborhoods that bore the brunt of the wind and the water have yet to recover. A house dislodged on Fox Beach Avenue on Staten Island Ruin remains on the Rockaways peninsula in Queens, where the historic art deco bathhouse at Jacob Riis Park is surrounded not by pedestrians enjoying the view but by the autumn’s debris—branches, broken glass, and sheared-off...
  • Obama Fail!

    04/18/2013 3:30:29 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4-18-2013 | Neal Boortz
    You know what it comes down to, Barry-0? People don’t trust you. Simple as that. Oh … certainly you do have your supporters. It’s not that NOBODY trusts you .... just most productive Americans above the median IQ. The moochers, leaches and parasites still trust you … they trust you to keep forking over the government checks. When the checks stop coming … when they find that a change of regimes in Washington will necessitate their actually becoming marginally productive again … their fealty to their long-gone here, the great and powerful 0bama, will fade to resentment and scorn. Your...
  • Obama whines and Biden cries when their gun grab bill fails

    04/18/2013 1:17:40 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 4-18-2013 | Bookworm
    With the failure of the Democrats’ gun grab legislation in the Senate, the President and the Vice President took the political blow like the sensitive, New Age, Progressive men that they are – Obama whined and Biden cried. Standing on the White House lawn, along with the same sad, bedraggled group of people Obama has been dragging around for weeks as he made his emotional argument against guns, Obama hurled insults in every direction. Ignoring the fact that the gun control bill contained cute little provisions, such as the one giving liberal physicians the right to report for a national...
  • A Criminologist Questions Sandy Hook (long in-depth analysis)

    04/18/2013 11:15:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4-18-2013 | Jason Kissner
    Here, we are going to do something the MSM won't: provide context for the Sandy Hook event by conducting a statistical analysis of hard data on 30 years' worth of mass public shootings in the United States. Quickly, though, I want to show you an example of an MSM outlet's (CNN) utter failure to do its job on Sandy Hook/Newtown. A Sandy Hook timeline at CNN contains the following claims: 1. Police and other first responders arrived on scene about 20 minutes after the first calls. 2. The gunman took his own life, police said. He took out a handgun...
  • Rush's Morning Update: Emotion

    04/18/2013 9:30:23 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 4-18-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    When President Obama used Air Force One to ferry around parents of children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary, he understood the politics of emotion. Democrat operatives understood, when they arranged for the parents to lobby 25 senators for a new assault weapons ban. A guy recently called my show, irate that anybody would describe the Sandy Hook parents as lobbyists. Even though they were lobbying. His objective was to silence criticism. That’s exactly what Obama and Democrats want: a one-sided debate, with the opposition too afraid to speak up, for fear of appearing insensitive to grieving parents. But there are...
  • Gun Law Voted Down and Liberals Are Upset (Video)(I love this guy.)

    04/18/2013 6:26:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 4-17-2013 | ET Williams
    ET Williams discusses how Obama shows no emotion when talking about deaths in Benghazi or Sandy Hook but is visibly angry when his gun-control bill gets shot down in the Senate. "Gun Law Voted Down and Liberals Are Upset. Barrack Obama Is Angry Now. Gun Control Advocates are Upset. Michael Bloomberg Is Mad. Joseph Biden is sad. Al Sharpton Is Disappointed. We the people have spoken."
  • Biden: 3,300 people have died at the end of a gun since Sandy Hook

    04/09/2013 6:18:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 4/9/13 | The Right Scoop
    Biden is trying to bolster his gun-control argument by citing much larger numbers to evoke a more emotional response. Today’s number is 3,300 and where he gets it from I’m not sure, however I’ve seen a few blogs just citing it without a source: At the hands of a gun? How about at the hands of another person? And how many of those deaths could have been prevented if the victim had been able to carry a gun? We don’t know because Biden isn’t interested in actual facts, he’s trying to wow the crowd with a big number in order...
  • Picture: Same woman appears as a grieving Sandy Hook Parent and as James Holmes' attorney

    04/08/2013 2:19:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Twing.com ^ | 4/8/13 | Nachum
    At the link an image which might suggest that the Attorney for mass muderer James Holmes was also one of the grieving parents of Sandy Hook. Third image places her with her husband as a 'crisis actor" with her husband. Last name "Sexton".
  • Obama flying 11 relatives of Sandy Hook victims to D.C. on Air Force One so they can back gun

    04/08/2013 1:33:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 95 replies
    associated Press ^ | 4/8/13 | Staff
    President Barack Obama is bringing 11 relatives of those killed in the shooting at Connecticut´s Sandy Hook Elementary School to Washington on Air Force One on Monday so they can personally encourage senators to back gun legislation that faces tough opposition. A nonprofit organization that works with the families, Sandy Hook Promise, said that after Obama´s speech on gun control in Hartford, he is flying with relatives of seven children and one staffer killed during December´s massacre at the school. The White House says Obama is going to argue that lawmakers have an
  • Connecticut shop that sold a gun to Sandy Hook school shooter's mother Nancy Lanza loses its

    04/05/2013 4:06:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/5/13 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A Connecticut shop that sold a gun to the Newtown school shooter's mother has lost its federal firearms license. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives revoked the license of Riverview Gun Sales in East Windsor, about 15 miles north of Hartford, on December 20, and the 60-day time frame to appeal has expired. The agency didn't disclose why it revoked the license. 'It's been revoked. It's final at this point,' is all ATF spokeswoman Deb Seifert would tell reporters. Lanza Adam Lanza may have used a gun purchased from the store on his killing spree It was first...
  • Democrats Love to Exploit Sandy Hook Atrocities (Video)

    04/02/2013 8:21:17 PM PDT · by publius321 · 5 replies
    Innocent lives mean Nothing to Obama, Pelosi, Reed, Schumer, Franken & Wasserman Schultz. They are lovers of death and have the blood of 50 million innocent babies on their hands. Their blood lust is insatiable and they rejoice inside when these murders occur. They may not directly cause them but they probably would as often as possible if they were certain they would get away with it... (Video)
  • Sandy-hit Shore homeowners ask: "Where is the money?"

    04/02/2013 6:22:05 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 91 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 4/1/2013 | Amy S. Rosenberg
    Underwater doesn't even begin to get at the heart of Maurice Corkery's predicament. "This was my summer home," the Delaware County plant manager said of his little rancher on Third Street in Ocean City, N.J., flooded with its foundation cracked - totalled, really - by Sandy. "I was trying to think of a time line," he said. "It's been so long. I'm so screwed up. I haven't seen any money. Where is the money? All they do is talk about it." [snip] "It seems like people who are responsible and have paid for coverage are the losers," he said. "The...
  • Squatters, Looters Overrun Sandy-Ravaged Staten Island Communities

    03/28/2013 6:43:54 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 54 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 3/27/13
    Staten Island residents already suffering from the ravages of Hurricane Sandy say they are now seeing their neighborhoods infiltrated by squatters and looters. As CBS 2’s Dick Brennan reported Wednesday, when darkness sets in on Wavecrest Street in New Dorp, people say squatters make their move – crashing empty homes wrecked by the hurricane.
  • Hurricane Sandy took a toll on Lady Liberty

    03/24/2013 10:47:40 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | March 24 , 2013
    She has kept a lonely vigil over New York Harbor with no visitors except for a few workers since Hurricane Sandy. But last week, federal officials announced the Statue of Liberty would again welcome guests by July 4. Although Lady Liberty wasn’t hurt in the storm — give credit to Gustave Eiffel for the skeletal design that can withstand hurricane-force winds — Sandy’s tidal surge destroyed the docks, the energy infrastructure and tore up sections of the walkways. Nearly three-quarters of the island was underwater. Damage was also done to the welcoming and departure station in Liberty State Park in...
  • Bloomberg booed at annual St. Patrick’s Parade in storm-ravaged Rockaways

    03/03/2013 8:13:18 PM PST · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3/3/13 | KEVIN SHEEHAN and KATE BRIQUELET
    Mayor Bloomberg was booed yesterday as he walked in the annual St. Patrick’s Parade in the hurricane-ravaged Rockaways. The jeers grew so loud toward the end of the Queens parade that mayoral candidate and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn appeared to break away from the mayor to march separately. A spokesman for Quinn later said she always intended to walk separately from the mayor. Locals didn’t spare their ire over the area’s slow recovery, hoisting signs reading, “Mr. Mayor, we need jetties” and “Listen to the Rockaways.” “We’ve been dying down here, up to our ears in muck trying to...
  • NYC Seaport a 'Ghost Town' Months After Sandy

    02/25/2013 6:27:52 AM PST · by dirtboy · 8 replies
    AP via Wunderground.com ^ | 2/25/2013 | Meghan Barr
    NEW YORK -- The historic cobblestone streets and 19th-century mercantile buildings near the water's edge in lower Manhattan are eerily deserted, a neighborhood silenced by Superstorm Sandy. Just blocks from the tall-masted ships that rise above South Street Seaport, the windows of narrow brick apartment buildings are still crisscrossed with masking tape left by their owners before the storm. Store interiors are stripped down to plywood and wiring. Restaurants are chained shut, frozen in time, saddled with electrical systems that were ruined by several feet of salt water that raced up from the East River and through their front doors....
  • Biden on Philly visit decries ´Sandy Hook-plus´ of daily shootings

    02/11/2013 3:14:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 2/11/13 | Michael Matza
    Accumulated gun violence in America produces "a Sandy Hook-plus" of deaths every day, Vice President Biden said Monday following a meeting with regional law enforcement and elected officials in Philadelphia. He was referring to the 26 children and teachers killed in the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Monday´s breaking news about a fatal shooting at a courthouse in Wilmington in Biden´s home state of Delaware only underscored "the urgency" of the need for "common sense" restrictions on gun sales, he said. The vice president said there is "zero conflict" between White House proposals
  • We Take You Inside the Mind of a Sandy Hook Truther: CIA Conspiracy? 7 Shooters? An Attempt to

    02/04/2013 10:29:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/4/13 | Billy Hallowell
    The fever-pitch surrounding Sandy Hook Trutherism is simmering, however a small, yet vocal movement is still feverishly working to convince the greater society that the event either didn’t happen — or that key details are being hidden from the public. We already brought you a point-by-point debunk of the Sandy Hook conspiracy, tackling some of the most talked-about claims. But TheBlaze article was published on Jan. 23, and, since that time, Truthers have come out with new ideas and theories aimed at poking holes in the official narrative. Among the more recent projects is “Sandy Hook — The Documentary,” a...
  • Sandyhook Dad: You`ll Have to Take My Guns “From My Cold Dead Hands” (Video)

    02/04/2013 7:43:19 AM PST · by servo1969 · 38 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | February 4, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Bill Stevens, whose daughter attended Sandy Hook Elementary school, testified before a Working Group Public Hearing at the Connecticut State Capitol on gun violence prevention. Mr. Stevens told the committee about his daughter’s 5th grade friend at the school, “Unfortunately, her friend’s little sister was murdered in Sandy Hook that day when lock-down and 911 were not enough to protect her from an evil person… Charlton Heston made the phrase “From my cold dead hands” famous and I am here to tell you today, you will take my ability to protect my Victoria from my cold dead hands.”
  • Chris Christie Still Loves President Obama [barf alert]

    02/01/2013 6:33:18 PM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 15 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | January 31, 2013 | Ruby Cramer
    Gov. Chris Christie paid tribute Thursday night to President Barack Obama, thanking him for his help in successfully passing the Hurricane Sandy aid bill in January, and continuing the unlikely public alliance between the Republican and Democrat.
  • Dems: Staten Island's Malliotakis using 'immigrant children as scapegoats'

    01/31/2013 6:50:21 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    Silive.com ^ | January 30, 2013 at 9:30 PM, updated January 31, 2013 | Tom Wrobleski/Staten Island Advance
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The plight of Hurricane Sandy victims has become a flashpoint in the Albany debate over the DREAM Act. Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-East Shore/Brooklyn) is taking flak from Democrats for linking taxpayer-funded tuition aid for college-age illegal immigrants with Hurricane Sandy victims. Ms. Malliotakis says that Albany lawmakers should be more focused on helping storm victims than providing taxpayer-funded tuition aid to the children of illegal immigrants. "This should not be the focus of the Assembly or the state Legislature," she said. "There are more pressing issues in the state right now." Among those issues, she said,...
  • The Problem Is Not Gun Laws': Watch the Emotional Speech by a Sandy Hook Victim’s Dad That Got a

    01/28/2013 7:21:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/28/13 | Billy Hallowell
    Parents of children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School appeared before a subcommittee of the Connecticut Legislature on Monday to speak about gun control. While some used the platform to promote stricter firearms legislation, at least one parent became passionate, claiming that there are more than enough laws on the books, that current regulations simply need to be enforced and that the nation needs to embrace personal responsibility. Mark Mattioli, whose six-year-old son James perished inside of the school, testified that a plethora of new gun laws isn’t the answer and that, instead, personal responsibility, accountability and civility are the...
  • Congress passes $50.5B Superstorm Sandy aid bill

    01/28/2013 5:33:26 PM PST · by haffast · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1-28-2013 | ANDREW MIGA
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three months after Superstorm Sandy ravaged coastal areas in much of the Northeast, Congress on Monday sent a $50.5 billion emergency relief measure for storm victims to President Barack Obama for his signature. "I commend Congress for giving families and businesses the help they deserve, and I will sign this bill into law as soon as it hits my desk," Obama said in a statement late Monday. Despite opposition from conservatives concerned about adding billions of dollars more to the nation's debt, the Senate cleared the long-delayed bill, 62-36, after House Republicans had stripped it earlier this...
  • Sandy Victims Shivering in the Cold?

    01/25/2013 2:28:59 PM PST · by BerryDingle · 21 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 25 January 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I was watching Fox this morning -- well, I never really watch it, it's just on while I'm in the midst of doing show prep. Sometimes, for whatever reason, I'll actually look at the monitor, something attracts my attention, sometimes I'm just looking for a break from what I'm doing. I looked up there and I saw this graphic the bottom of the screen. You know what it said? "Sandy victims shiver in Northeast without heat." Victims of Hurricane Sandy.
  • $60 Billion Sandy Bill Larded with Pork ( ACORN gets $ 16 Billion ? )

    01/25/2013 6:06:22 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 16 Jan 2013 | Wynton Hall
    Efforts to eliminate pork and offset spending from the Hurricane Sandy relief package failed ... ... Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) offered another amendment that added $33.7 billion ... the Frelinghuysen amendment. According to Patrick Louis Knudsen of the Heritage Foundation: One of the most stunning elements in the amendment is $16 billion for the Community Development Block Grant, a slush fund that states and localities can hand out pretty much anywhere they choose. The amendment contains several pages of language ostensibly aimed at restricting use of the funds, but also says they can be applied to “other eligible events in...
  • How to Save One Life (Video - Military Arms Channel)

    01/24/2013 8:55:05 PM PST · by servo1969
    YouTube - Military Arms Channel ^ | 1-24-2013 | Sturmgewehre·
    I have an idea on how to save not just one life but countless lives. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again yet expecting a different result. Banning certain firearms because of their cosmetic appearances or magazines over 10 rounds won't save lives just like it didn't at Columbine under the 1994 AWB. It's time we try something different.
  • Sandy Hook - it doesn't pass the smell test.

    01/24/2013 11:04:39 AM PST · by eastexsteve · 107 replies
    Though I have never thought of myself as a conspiracy nut, there are just some things about this incident that don’t pass the smell test for me. Perhaps there are some of you out there who can help me through some of this confusion. I speak as someone who owns many guns, including a couple AR-15 variants. (Well, maybe I’m a nut after all.) But, be that as it may, I think I have a few unanswered questions that haven’t been mentioned before on this topic. 1) A day after the shooting occurred, NBC News and the morning show in...
  • Sandy auditor let go after criticizing state

    01/20/2013 9:00:44 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Times Union ^ | January 17, 2013 | James M. Odato
    Consultant hired to examine Sandy spending says his report led to dismissal. An independent consultant who examined New York's spending for Superstorm Sandy found what he believes are questionable transactions and practices, including poor oversight of the use of state credit cards, orders for a fleet of SUVs and the purchase of iPads that did not seem necessary for recovery efforts. The consultant, who was expelled by the state after issuing a series of recommendations to improve procurement practices, said it appeared from his examination that government officials bought and rented equipment that should have been stockpiled or lined up...
  • FEMA and the National Guard--working for or against the American public?

    01/20/2013 10:08:56 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/20/13 | George Spelvin
    A nationwide flu outbreak could be a sufficient excuse to call up the National Guard Rapid Response Parallel support module to take control of a “national emergency” with possible declaration of martial law protocols. According to a North Carolina police lieutenant, in some three to six months declarations of martial law could be made throughout the nation. In a two part radio broadcast aired by a Virginia pastor, Lieutenant McCoy has attracted the attention of more than 20,000 listeners. “We’re in huge trouble,” he says as he calls up memories of white, granite gravestones all over Europe; gravestones marking the...
  • Rand Paul hits Chris Christie for criticizing NRA ad, grandstanding on Sandy relief bill

    01/19/2013 7:48:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/19/2013 | AllahPundit
    I'm intrigued and oddly impressed at how obviously Rand Paul's maneuvering for 2016. First the trip to Israel, then the bill to nullify any executive actions taken by Obama on guns, now this double-barreled shot at grassroots conservatives' new bete noire. One of the things about the elder Paul that some people loved and others found off-putting was that he never seemed terribly interested in ingratiating himself with mainstream conservatives. If you're a fan, maybe you took that as proof of principle, that he was above gladhanding political nonsense towards people foolish enough not to embrace libertarianism wholeheartedly. If you...