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  • Mayor de Blasio disses Manhattan: Midtown is ‘not center of universe’

    11/17/2020 10:49:42 AM PST · by Vendome · 35 replies
    NYPOST ^ | 10/23/2020 | Julia Marsh and Natalie Musumeci
    t may contain the “Crossroads of the World,” but Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that Manhattan is “not the center of our universe.” Only about 10 percent of Manhattan office workers were back as of Sept. 18, more than six months after the coronavirus pandemic upended life in the Big Apple, the Wall Street Journal had reported, citing data from commercial real estate services firm CBRE Group Inc. “When Mayor de Blasio makes dismissive comments about the dire lack of commercial activity in Midtown, he’s really dismissing the needs of hundreds of thousands of everyday New Yorkers who will...
  • Manhattan Real Estate Fizzles As Prices, Demand Plummets

    11/17/2020 10:42:26 AM PST · by Vendome · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/23/2020 | Natalie Campisi
    Elevator etiquette requires that no more than two parties share a ride, and that’s only if the next party in line says it’s OK. And Broadway is still dark, an ominous symbol of what Covid has wrought on the Big Apple.
  • San Francisco Shuts Down All Indoor Dining After 250 Percent Increase in COVID-19 Cases

    11/17/2020 10:30:13 AM PST · by Vendome · 45 replies
    Eater San Francisco ^ | Nov 10, 2020, 12:40pm PST | Eve Batey
    Six weeks after the city and county of San Francisco reopened restaurant dining rooms, cases of COVID-19 have skyrocketed by 250 percent, city officials say. That’s why, as of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 13, 2020, restaurants will be required to shut their indoor dining operations down again, and to revert to an outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery model for an unknown period of time. “With winter on the way, limited indoor dining represented the only real hope for many restaurants to survive the next three months,” the GGRA says, as “the majority of restaurants simply cannot make it financially...
  • Shotwells’s, Trad’r Sam’s, and the Knockout Shut Down for Alleged COVID-19 Violations

    11/17/2020 10:25:49 AM PST · by Vendome · 4 replies
    Eater San Francisco ^ | Nov 12, 2020, 1:46pm PST | Eve Batey
    San Francisco’s Department of Public Health (DPH) has shut down at least 10 bars across the city, saying that even after repeated warnings, the venues continued to violate health orders intended to slow the spread of COVID-19. And according Ben Bleiman, the city’s most vocal defender of bars and nightlife, they should shut down even more. According to DPH spokesperson Jenna Lane, that list is accurate, but she hastened to add that all of those closures were only temporary, and that as of November 11, all the bars had reopened. Here’s how it works, Lane says: Members of the public...
  • The Entire Bay Area Could Lose Indoor Dining This Week

    11/17/2020 10:17:16 AM PST · by Vendome · 25 replies
    Eater San Francisco ^ | Nov 16, 2020, 9:49am PST | Eve Batey
    The Bay Area’s brief indoor dining boom is over, as Santa Clara, Marin, and Contra Costa Counties announced that all restaurants must move back to takeout, delivery, and outdoor service as of Tuesday, November 17, after a sharp uptick in cases of COVID-19. Those three counties join San Francisco, which closed dining rooms as of November 14, even as other regions, like Alameda and Solano counties, warn that they might also revert to takeout and outdoor service only.
  • COVID: San Francisco CrossFit Forced to Close After 15 Years

    11/16/2020 12:18:51 PM PST · by Vendome · 20 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | November 15, 2020 | Da Lin
    San Francisco CrossFit helped broaden the appeal of a type of training that was considered unconventional in the fitness industry when it opened 15 years ago. Now the popular business has become another victim to the pandemic. CrossFit held a final training session on Sunday then closed for good. Longtime members of the facility said the loss is much bigger than just a gym. They said they will miss the community and the relationships that they’ve built over the years. “It’s really sad. I mean we’ve been here for 15 years. As you can see, you know, there’s a huge...
  • California faces new wave of restrictions and business limitations amid coronavirus surge

    11/16/2020 12:08:16 PM PST · by Vendome · 17 replies
    Yahoo News/LA Time ^ | November 16, | Luke Money, Alex Wigglesworth, Rong-Gong Lin II
    With coronavirus again surging across California, officials are faced with a narrowing number of options to slow the spread.Weekly coronavirus cases have doubled in the last month around the state, and Los Angeles County recorded more than 6,800 cases over the weekend, an alarming spike that has officials talking about more restrictions.
  • The American Narrative is Being Re-Written [mocking poor whites is fine, but not minorities]

    09/26/2020 10:44:39 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 12 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 9-25-20 | Danusha Goska
    I wended my way up the Walgreens greeting card aisle. I stopped dead in my tracks. A card featured a cartoon image of a white man with a mullet haircut. This cartoon character wore a baseball or seed cap and a sleeveless t-shirt, a so-called "guinea T," "dago T" or "wife-beater." The very names convey class and ethnic contempt, as the New York Times points out. "Is the vilification of working-class men fair?" The Times laments, in an op-ed entitled "Are We Really Still Calling This Shirt a 'Wife Beater'?" Over the sleeveless t-shirt, the character on the card was...
  • Disdain for the Less Educated Is the Last Acceptable Prejudice

    09/07/2020 9:16:09 AM PDT · by Theoria · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 02 Sept 2020 | Michael J. Sandel
    It’s having a corrosive effect on American life — and hurting the Democratic Party. Joe Biden has a secret weapon in his bid for the presidency: He is the first Democratic nominee in 36 years without a degree from an Ivy League university. This is a potential strength. One of the sources of Donald Trump’s political appeal has been his ability to tap into resentment against meritocratic elites. By the time of Mr. Trump’s election, the Democratic Party had become a party of technocratic liberalism more congenial to the professional classes than to the blue-collar and middle-class voters who once...
  • University of Florida - Caves to the Social Justice Warriors.....Gator Bait cheer is now BANNED

    06/18/2020 10:27:38 AM PDT · by srmanuel · 77 replies
    University of Florida ^ | 06/18/20 | Kent Fuchs
    Coming soon to a team you root for, right now there is no stopping what's happening to this country. The University of Florida President today issued a statement on how UF would address racial injustices going forward...I have no issue with that... If you know anything about the University of Florida or have watched their teams play on TV, they are usually a top-10 program in most major sports, winning National Titles in Football, Basketball and Baseball in the last 15 years.... They have a cheer that was played by the Band and the fans would join in... GATOR BAIT.......
  • Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words

    05/25/2020 6:03:12 PM PDT · by beejaa · 14 replies
    PBS SoCal ^ | May 25, 2020 | Michael Pack, Director
    The movie is free at the link until June 2.
  • Survey Shows Overwhelming Majority of Doctors Would Prescribe Hydroxychloroquine to a Family Member With Wuhan Coronavirus

    04/24/2020 6:16:21 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | Apr 09, 2020 8:00 AM | Katie Pavlich
    A new survey from Jackson & Coker shows an overwhelming majority of doctors would prescribe hydroxychloroquine or another anti-malaria drug to a family member suffering from Wuhan coronavirus. "Sixty-five percent of physicians across the United States said they would prescribe the anti-malaria drugs chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine to treat or prevent COVID-19 in a family member," the survey, which questioned 1,271 doctors in 50 states, found. "Only 11 percent said they would not use the drug at all." In addition, a significant number of doctors said they would prescribe the drugs to those exposed to the virus as a preventative measure...
  • Can Ilhan Omar Overcome Her Prejudice?

    07/16/2019 9:59:21 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 56 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 12, 2019 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    - I was born in Somalia and grew up amid pervasive Muslim anti-Semitism. Hate is hard to unlearn without coming to terms with how you learned it. - I once opened a speech by confessing to a crowd of Jews that I used to hate them. It was 2006 and I was a young native of Somalia who’d been elected to the Dutch Parliament. The American Jewish Committee was giving me its Moral Courage Award. I felt honored and humbled, but a little dishonest if I didn’t own up to my anti-Semitic past. So I told them how I’d learned...
  • Journal retracts study claiming LGBT people die earlier in prejudiced communities

    02/26/2019 7:32:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/26/2019 | Samuel Smith
    SCIENCEDIRECT.COM A mid-2000’s study linking anti-gay prejudice to shorter lifespans for lesbians, gays, and bisexual individuals has been retracted on grounds that it was an “erroneous” finding.The study “Structural stigma and all-cause mortality in sexual minority populations” was conducted by researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and was published by the peer-reviewed academic journal Social Science & Medicine in February 2014.The study purported to have found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual people who live in communities with high levels of anti-gay sentiment tend to die earlier than lesbians, gays and bisexuals who live in communities that are...
  • The Soft Bigotry Of Liberal Preconceptions

    01/24/2019 5:53:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2019 | Derek Hunter
    You are a racist. Go ahead and prove me wrong. Or at least try. You can’t. It’s the perfect charge to level against someone if you want to end a discussion because there’s nowhere for anyone to go after it’s tossed out. It’s also childish, which is why Democrats level it with the frequency that my newborn daughter soils her diaper – and they both come from the same place with the same substance. Racism still exists, of course, there are always going to be people who don’t like others because of immutable traits which they blame for their own...
  • Amazon’s missed opportunity: Failing to put part of HQ2 in a red state

    11/16/2018 1:09:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 15, 2018 | Mitchell Schnurman, Business columnist
    Amazon has been an aggressive advocate for diversity. That includes providing strong support for immigrants, minorities, the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, the military, women engineers and more. When the company was searching for a second headquarters, it made diversity a key issue. To achieve long-term success, Amazon said last year, the winning city must have a diverse population and a community that supports it. Does that also mean diversity in politics, geography and even home prices? Apparently not, because Amazon chose two locales — New York City and Washington — that have a lot in common with its hometown...
  • Strzok says he can't recall how many witnesses he interviewed before calling for Trump's impeachment

    07/12/2018 3:21:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, July 12, 2018 | Jeff Mordock
    FBI agent Peter Strzok said Thursday he doesn’t know how many witnesses, if any, he interviewed as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe before texting his mistress that President Trump should be impeached. Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican, had asked Mr. Strzok the question early in the embattled FBI agent’s testimony before Congress. However, Mr. Strzok declined to answer citing the advice of FBI counsel. After a brief recess, Mr. Strzok said he was advised that he could answer the question. But when they returned from recess, Mr. Gowdy again asked Mr. Strzok how many witnesses he...
  • Bare-Knuckle Religion

    06/13/2018 9:44:47 PM PDT · by KierkegaardMAN · 4 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | Fr. George Rutler
    The recent pardon of the late world heavy weight champion Jack Johnson by our president was a gracious act long overdue. A previous motion had passed the House but died in the Senate in 2008. Johnson’s racially motivated conviction for violating the Mann Act after he had married a white woman resulted in his beginning a year term in Leavenworth prison in 1920. It was not a salutary place; I buried one of its inmates who had done much more than a year there. Johnson skipped bail and spent several years in Europe via Canada. In Barcelona, much in need...
  • Bias against conservatives works like any other prejudice (Liberal privilege is a thing)

    04/11/2018 9:03:12 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 12 replies
    Penn Live ^ | 94/11/2018 | Megan McArdle
    As for liberals: Well, guys, check your privilege. Try to really imagine what it might be like to have a conservative identity when cultural products almost all skew liberal. That is, to be one of the few acceptable villains for all the movies and jokes and television shows. To see your viewpoint systematically excluded and slighted. To have your daily life, your beliefs, routinely handled with ignorance and insensitivity.
  • Polls are Never Wrong, but are Poles always Right?

    12/13/2017 11:16:19 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 16 replies
    email from a friend | 12/13/2017 | unknown
    WHAT AISLE IS THE POLISH SAUSAGE IN? Everyone seems to be in such a hurry to scream 'prejudice' these days ..... A customer asked, "In what aisle can I find the Polish sausage?" The clerk asks, "Are you Polish?" The guy, clearly offended, says, "Yes I am. But let me ask you something. If I had asked for Italian sausage, would you ask me if I was Italian? Or if I had asked for German Bratwurst, would you ask me if I was German? Or if I asked for a kosher hot dog would you ask me if I was...