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  • Dem NY Lawmaker Speaks Out Against Schumer for Trump Attacks

    07/05/2018 4:59:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Add New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind of Brooklyn to the list of Democrats distancing themselves from the party's leaders. The lawmaker slammed Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday for his attacks on President Trump in a new fundraising email. Instead of "villainizing" the White House and the "hard right," Hikind suggested Schumer and his fellow Democrats at least admit that the economy is improving and that there are radicals in their own party. He wrote his suggestions in a Facebook post. "You forgot to tell us about the economy," Hikind tells Schumer. "As good as it’s been, economists...
  • Principal to parents: I’m only passing students because summer school too expensive

    06/26/2018 10:12:58 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 27, 2018 | Selim Algar and Ruth Brown
    These middle-schoolers are getting moved up a grade — but their principal wants them to know they didn’t earn it. A Brooklyn principal sent some parents a letter last week congratulating their sixth graders on being promoted — then implying the kids passed only because the school is too broke stick them in summer school.
  • Good Samaritan takes down homeless man [cowardly punk] who attacked elderly women

    05/14/2018 11:29:57 AM PDT · by ETL · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 13, 2018 | C.J. Sullivan and Ben Feuerherd
    <p>A good Samaritan wrestled a homeless maniac to the ground after he attacked two elderly women as they were leaving a Brooklyn grocery store on Sunday morning, police said.</p> <p>Andres Flores allegedly punched the two women — 77 and 79 — after they left the Shoppers World on Pitkin Avenue near Herzl Street in Brownsville at about 9:45 a.m., police said.</p>
  • EWTN Live - 05-09-18 - Anthony DeStefano - Debunking the New Atheism (Secular Humanism)

    05/10/2018 7:33:12 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies
    EWTN Live with Fr. Mitch Pacwa ^ | 05.09.18 | Anthony DeStefano
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  • Where New York stands on 5 big transportation projects

    05/09/2018 7:55:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    City & State ^ | April 29, 2018 | Rebecca C. Lewis
    Getting from point A to point B should, theoretically, be a relatively simple task. But in order to travel, the transportation infrastructure needs to be in place and up to par. Across the state, major projects are underway to repair and update that infrastructure so that New Yorkers can get where they need to go – whether that’s through the air, over land or over water. Though some may be on track to be completed while others wallow in planning, here are five major projects underway that should make it easier for New Yorkers to get around.Gov. Mario M. Cuomo...
  • Analysis: Freed former al Qaeda operative was part of intelligence dispute

    01/21/2015 8:59:44 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | January 21, 2015 | By Thomas Joscelyn
    Last month, Senator Dianne Feinstein and other Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the executive summary of their final report investigating the CIA's controversial detention and interrogation program. As part of their study, the Democrats compiled twenty case studies, which were intended to address claims made by the CIA regarding the efficacy of its interrogations. One of those case studies focused on the identification and arrest of Ali Saleh Kahlah al Marri, who was freed from a US prison just days ago. Al Marri served as a "sleeper" operative for al Qaeda inside the US in 2001....
  • BREAKING: Brooklyn Friends of the NRA to hold dinner at Dyker K of C tonight

    04/27/2018 7:58:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Brooklyn Reporter ^ | April 26, 2018 | Staff
    They’re back. This paper has learned exclusively that the Brooklyn Friends of the NRA, whose event featuring a gun auction was booted from two Brooklyn venues over the past couple of months after local residents and elected officials expressed strong objections, will be holding their dinner at the Dyker Heights Knights of Columbus, at 86th Street and 13th Avenue, tonight, beginning at 6 p.m.
  • Pizza Rat 1, Mayor de Blasio 0

    04/19/2018 8:06:55 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | April 18, 2018 | John Sexton
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is on a campaign to wipe out the large populations of rats that plague the city and, in particular, some of the city’s housing projects. Yesterday, he gave a presentation on his plan while sitting behind a large sign that read "Watch Out Rats!" "We love our city but our city is associated for many generations with the problem of rats," de Blasio said. He then outlined a new approach to the problem which involved the use of dry ice to humanely suffocate entire rat colonies in their burrows. In order to demonstrate...
  • New York Lawyer Burns Himself To Death In Protest (against Fossil Fuels)

    04/15/2018 12:21:41 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 69 replies
    MSN ^ | Chantal De Silva
    A prominent New York lawyer has died after setting himself on fire in Brooklyn's Prospect Park to protest against the use of fossil fuels. David Buckel, 60, had been well-known for his work on behalf of the LGBT community, as well as with environmental groups. A suicide note near the lawyer's remains said he had immolated himself using fossil fuel to symbolize the damage humans are doing to the Earth. Buckel had also reportedly sent the note to multiple news outlets, including The New York Times, warning that people were dying early deaths as a result of breathing in bad...
  • Prominent Lawyer in Fight for Gay Rights Dies After Setting Himself on Fire in Prospect Park

    04/15/2018 5:55:50 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 58 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 14, 2018 | JEFFERY C. MAYS
    A lawyer nationally known for being a champion of gay rights died after setting himself on fire in Prospect Park in Brooklyn early Saturday morning and leaving a note exhorting people to lead less selfish lives as a way to protect the planet, the police said. The remains of the lawyer, David S. Buckel, 60, were found near Prospect Park West in a field near baseball diamonds and the main loop used by joggers and bikers. Mr. Buckel left a note in a shopping cart not far from his body and also emailed it to several news media outlets, including...
  • Top LGBT rights lawyer sets himself on fire at Brooklyn park in protest suicide

    04/15/2018 5:31:51 AM PDT · by Hadean · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/14/2018 | John Bowden
    A prominent LGBTQ rights lawyer died after setting himself on fire in Brooklyn's Prospect Park on Saturday. David Buckel, 60, killed himself after sending messages to multiple news outlets including The New York Times claiming his intentions to set himself on fire to protest the world's usage of fossil fuels at the expense of the environment. "Pollution ravages our planet, oozing inhabitability via air, soil, water and weather," Buckel wrote the Times in an email. "Most humans on the planet now breathe air made unhealthy by fossil fuels, and many die early deaths as a result - my early death...
  • Environmentalist Burns Himself to Death to Protest Fossil Fuels

    04/14/2018 6:39:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 106 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    The New York Post reports that environmental activist and legal expert David Buckel has committed suicide in the name of environmentalism. The high profile lawyer, who made a name for himself as a prolific gay and transgender rights attorney, set himself on fire in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park earlier today.   From the New York Post: "In a gruesome protest against the ecological destruction of the earth, David Buckel, 60, left behind a charred corpse and a typed suicide note that said he was burning himself to death using “fossil fuel” to reflect how mankind was likewise killing itself, police sources said.He...
  • Green activist lawyer burns himself to death to protest global warming

    04/14/2018 6:55:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 121 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | April 14, 2018 | Anthony Watts
    A sad case of self-immolation with fossil fuels, to protest fossil fuels A green activist who was a pioneering lawyer for gay and transgender rights — including in the infamous “Boys Don’t Cry” murder case — committed suicide by setting himself on fire Saturday morning in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.In a gruesome protest against the ecological destruction of the earth, David Buckel, 60, left behind a charred corpse and a typed suicide note that said he was burning himself to death using “fossil fuel” to reflect how mankind was likewise killing itself, police sources said. He left the note behind in...
  • Famed gay rights lawyer sets himself on fire in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park in protest suicide(trunc)

    04/14/2018 5:17:57 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 98 replies
    DailyMail.Co.UK ^ | April 14, 2018 | Jennifer Smith
    A prominent gay rights activist set himself on fire in a protest suicide in Brooklyn's Prospect Park in the early hours of Saturday morning. David Buckel, 60, was found in the park at 6.30am on Saturday before hundreds descended on it to enjoy the warm Spring weather. He left a note in a bag for police which read: 'My name is David Buckel and I just killed myself by fire as a protest suicide. 'I apologize to you for the mess.' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5616241/Prominent-gay-rights-lawyer-60-sets-fire-protest-suicide-Prospect-Park.html#ixzz5ChC9t5Qt Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Assemblywoman makes bizarre rant against Jews at meeting (New York)

    04/07/2018 4:49:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | Larry Celona and Carl Campanile
    A Brooklyn legislator was accused Wednesday of delivering a bizarre tirade against Jews, while ripping Mayor Bill de Blasio as a sellout, during a local community board meeting this week. Assemblywoman Diane Richardson’s 50-minute rant during the Board 17 meeting Monday night faulted Jews for gentrifying in her district, which includes East Flatbush, Flatbush, Crown Heights and Prospect Lefferts Gardens, according to an eyewitness.
  • NYPD Releases Video of Brooklyn Man Shot By Cops

    04/06/2018 9:15:26 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 16 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 04/06/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    The NYPD received multiple reports Wednesday of a man walking through Crown Heights, Brooklyn pointing what appeared to be a handgun at people. Five officers responded to the 911 calls. As NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan described the situation when they approached Saheed Vassell . . . “The suspect took a two-handed shooting stance and pointed an object at the approaching officers, two of whom were in uniform.”Four of the officers sent a total of ten rounds at Vassell, killing him. The silver thing he’d been holding turned out to be a pipe with a knob on one...
  • Man Dies After Police-Involved Shooting In Crown Heights, Brooklyn

    04/04/2018 4:59:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    CBS New York ^ | April 4, 2018 at 7:15 pm
    Police fatally shot a man in Brooklyn Wednesday afternoon. Police were responding to 911 calls reporting a man with a gun around 4:40 pm when responding officers encountered the suspect, who authorities say was holding a metal object near the corner of Montgomery and Utica Avenues in Crown Heights. Chief of Patrol Terrence Monahan says four officers opened fire and struck the man at least once in the abdomen. He was rushed to NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County where he was pronounced dead. …
  • Dreamers Can Pursue Suit Charging Trump 'Bad Hombres' Bias

    03/29/2018 4:37:11 PM PDT · by Innovative · 64 replies
    MSN ^ | March 29, 2018 | Patricia Hurtado
    President Donald Trump’s administration must defend a lawsuit targeting his plan to end a program offering protection from deportation for hundreds of thousands of children of undocumented immigrants. U.S District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn, New York, narrowed but didn’t dismiss the suit on Thursday, finding that there was a “plausible inference” that it was illegally aimed at Mexicans. He previously blocked the U.S. government from ending the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, and from halting the renewal process, but hadn’t decided whether to allow the case to proceed.
  • Audit slams city over ‘troubling’ grade-fixing fallout

    03/25/2018 8:39:19 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 24, 2018 | Susan Edelman and Anna Sanders
    They cheated the kids. John Dewey HS students got credit for sham “Project Graduation” classes in a grade-fixing scheme that robbed them of their education, according to a new state audit that also slams the city for shrugging off the findings. The Brooklyn school’s “make-up” and “credit recovery” courses failed to meet a slew of requirements — letting many students improperly graduate, says the blistering audit sent to the city on Friday and provided to The Post.
  • NYC firefighter dies battling blaze on set of Bruce Willis, Edward Norton film 'Motherless Brooklyn'

    03/23/2018 8:48:36 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 23, 2018 | Gregg Re, Sasha Savitsky
    One New York City firefighter has died and two have been seriously injured battling a blaze that broke out late Thursday on a film set in upper Manhattan, authorities said. The deceased firefighter was Michael Davidson, 37, authorities said. The 15-year department veteran, who had reportedly been cited for bravery four times, leaves behind his wife and four daughters.