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  • Obama condemns Ugandan anti-gay measures

    02/16/2014 7:38:26 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 27 replies
    NYT ^ | February 16 2014 | Sarah Wheaton
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/17/world/africa/obama-condemns-tough-antigay-measure-in-uganda.html?_r=1
  • Last Year President Obama Reportedly Told His Aides That He's 'Really Good At Killing People'

    11/03/2013 3:12:55 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 86 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 3 2013 | Michael Kelly
    Just wow. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/last-president-obama-reportedly-told-024401509.html
  • Obama Set To Announce Historic Climate Change Plan, With New Regulation Of Power Plants

    06/25/2013 5:58:50 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 73 replies
    BI ^ | 6/25/2013 | Josh Lederman
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking climate change efforts into his own hands, President Barack Obama is proposing sweeping steps to limit heat-trapping pollution from coal-fired power plants and to boost renewable energy production on federal property. Obama, in a speech Tuesday at Georgetown University, was to announce he's issuing a presidential memorandum to launch the first-ever federal regulations on carbon dioxide emitted by existing power plants, moving to curb the gases blamed for global warming despite adamant opposition from Republicans and some energy producers.
  • The Muslim Brotherhood Has Turned Cairo Into A Dystopia

    05/23/2013 10:30:57 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 25 replies
    BI ^ | 5/23/2013 | Robert Johnson
    Many disillusioned Egyptians say things are worse than ever. Thugs often run the streets, crime rates have skyrocketed, and police feel they're outgunned faced with the flood of weapons filling Cairo's streets. Making matters worse, everything from utilities to gasoline is both more expensive and more difficult to acquire than it was before the Muslim Brotherhood.
  • Liberal Super PAC Had Secret Bain Ties

    05/21/2013 6:15:02 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 4 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 05/21/2013 | Ben Smith
    A top liberal SuperPAC in the 2012 election had undisclosed financial ties to the private equity firm Bain Capital — something that some people close to the group say interfered with its core mission of attacking Bain veteran Mitt Romney’s business record. American Bridge 21st Century PAC was launched in 2012 as part of a multi-pronged Democratic effort to define and defeat the Republican nominee, a project of David Brock, a former conservative reporter best known as the founder of the liberal media monitoring group Media Matters. By last January, it had amassed a vast store of opposition research, most...
  • Judge Pirro speach at NRA Convention: NAILS IT

    05/04/2013 6:24:53 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 27 replies
    youtube ^ | May 3, 2013 | Judge Pirro
    wesome!!! She nailed it!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2cX85u57teE
  • Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman dead at 49

    05/02/2013 6:34:27 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 55 replies
    Eonline ^ | 5/2/2013 | Ted B. Kissell
    The world of heavy metal has lost one of its pioneering guitarists. Jeff Hanneman, one of the cofounders of Slayer, died today, the band announced on its website. He was 49. "Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11 am this morning near his Southern California home," the statement reads. "Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed."
  • Officials: bombers' mother was also on terror watchlist

    04/26/2013 11:01:09 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 92 replies
    AP ^ | 4/27/2013 | Staff
    <p>BOSTON (AP) - The mother of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects had been added to a federal terrorism database about 18 months before the attack, government officials said Thursday.</p>
  • ObamaCare premium increases by State.

    03/18/2013 7:13:49 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 24 replies
    Heritage ^ | 3/18/2013 | Alyene Senger
    Remember that repetitive presidential promise to “cut the cost of a typical family’s premium by up to $2,500 a year”? As 2014 and full implementation of Obamacare get closer, it is crystal clear that won’t be the case. Obamacare’s most onerous insurance regulations will directly cause insurance premiums to skyrocket, particularly in the individual and small group markets. While there are many provisions that will increase premiums, two will have the most expensive impact: Age rating restrictions. Obamacare limits variation in premium costs to a ratio of 3 to 1 based on age. But as Heritage research shows, “The natural...
  • Wrestling Legend Pal Bearer dies at the age of 58

    03/05/2013 9:40:11 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 16 replies
    TMZ ^ | March 5 2013 | Staff
    Paul Bearer -- the spooky WWE manager who helped introduce The Undertaker -- died Tuesday evening at the age of 58 ... this according to the WWE. Bearer -- real name "Bill" Moody -- joined the WWE in 1990 ... playing the role of a creepy funeral director who managed various wrestling stars ... including Undertaker, Kane, Rick Rude, Vader and Mankind. The details surrounding Bearer's death are unclear -- but he reportedly suffered from serious health problems over the past decade ... including morbid obesity and gallbladder issues.
  • Obama Seeking to Boost Study of Human Brain

    02/18/2013 10:10:58 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 18 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/18/2013 | John Markoff
    The Obama administration is planning a decade-long scientific effort to examine the workings of the human brain and build a comprehensive map of its activity, seeking to do for the brain what the Human Genome Project did for genetics. The project, which the administration has been looking to unveil as early as March, will include federal agencies, private foundations and teams of neuroscientists and nanoscientists in a concerted effort to advance the knowledge of the brain’s billions of neurons and gain greater insights into perception, actions and, ultimately, consciousness.
  • Mexican economy grew by 3.8% in 2012

    02/18/2013 9:14:01 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/18/2013 | Staff
    MEXICO CITY, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Mexico's growth picked up in the final months of last year as strength in consumer spending buoyed Latin America's no. 2 economy but a fall in industrial activity backed bets on lower interest rates ahead. Mexico's economy grew 0.8 percent in the fourth quarter compared to the third, double the previous quarter's downwardly revised 0.38 percent rate, the national statistics agency said on Monday. Economists in a Reuters poll had projected a 0.6 percent expansion in the fourth quarter.
  • States worry about rate shock during shift to new health law

    02/18/2013 5:42:23 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/18/2013 | Noam Levy
    WASHINGTON — Less than a year before Americans will be required to have insurance under President Obama's healthcare law, many of its backers are growing increasingly anxious that premiums could jump, driven up by the legislation itself. Higher premiums could undermine a core promise of the Affordable Care Act: to make basic health protections available to all Americans for the first time. Major rate increases also threaten to cause a backlash just as the law is supposed to deliver many key benefits Obama promised when he signed it in 2010.
  • Funds run low for health insurance in state ‘high-risk pools’ (ObamaCare)

    02/16/2013 2:30:26 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 15 2013 | N.C. Ainznman
    Tens of thousands of Americans who cannot get health insurance because of preexisting medical problems will be blocked from a program designed to help them because funding is running low. Obama administration officials said Friday that the state-based “high-risk pools” set up under the 2010 health-care law will be closed to new applicants as soon as Saturday and no later than March 2, depending on the state. But they stressed that coverage for about 100,000 people who are now enrolled in the high-risk pools will not be affected. “We’re being very careful stewards of the money that has been appropriated...
  • GoRuck Challenge - any NYC Freepers wanna do this?

    02/13/2013 7:09:05 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 12 replies
    GoRuck ^ | 02/13/2013 | Self
    I found this company founded by an ex- Green Beret who makes all the gear in the U.S.A. call GoRuck They run events all over the country and have an event in NYC on September 7, 2013, which I am signed up for Any NYC Freepers want to join my in this Challenge? Good Livin! www.Goruck.com
  • First lawsuit filed in N.Y.S. against new gun laws.

    01/29/2013 3:47:01 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 20 replies
    NYSRPA ^ | 01/29/2013 | NYSRPA
    http://www.nysrpa.org/files/SAFENoticeOfClaim.pdf Here is is - filed today.
  • Medicaid eyed for all ex-cons in NYS

    01/23/2013 11:22:39 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/23/2013 | Carl Campanile
    Gov. Cuomo’s administration is launching an aggressive plan to sign up thousands of ex-cons for taxpayer-financed Medicaid, which they’ll receive once they leave prison, The Post has learned. Under the initiative, all inmates would automatically apply for the public health insurance for the needy while incarcerated, state Department of Health officials said. Those who meet the income requirements will be placed on the Medicaid rolls upon discharge. Critics say the plan offers no incentive for convicted felons to find work after lockup.
  • Beyonce forced the U.S. Marines to fake it to.

    01/22/2013 6:44:23 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 41 replies
    BI ^ | 1/22/2013 | Geofrrey Ingersoll
    So not only did Beyoncé lip sync her performance, but she essentially forced the Marine Corps band to pretend to be playing their instruments. Kristin DuBois, a spokesperson for the band, said "the Marine Band did perform live throughout the ceremony but we received last-minute word that Beyoncé wanted to use the recording.” Jessica Chasmar of the Washington Times writes: The Marine Corps Band has confirmed that it, along with Beyonce Knowles, faked Monday’s national anthem at President Obama’s second Inaugural. Band director Colonel Michael J. Colburn conducted the Star-Spangled Banner energetically, but the band members were actually mimicking blowing...
  • Cuomo’s adult-home order is crazy: critics

    01/22/2013 7:38:22 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/22/2013 | Chuck Bennett
    <p>The city’s population of mentally deranged street people may explode because of new regulations signed by Gov. Cuomo last week that forbid privately run adult homes from accepting new residents, advocates warned.</p> <p>“Hospitals can’t discharge to us,” said Jeffrey Edelman, who runs adult homes in Queens and The Bronx. “Within a week, the hospitals will be starting to get backed up, and they are going to have big problems.”</p>
  • Obamaphone Lady: "Öbama lied to us"

    01/15/2013 2:39:04 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 48 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=38nEispWqG8 How does it feel now sucker!
  • 60% of cigarettes sold in New York are smuggled: report

    01/10/2013 2:41:18 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/10/2013 | Aaron Smith
    New York has the highest cigarette tax rate of any state, and nearly two-thirds of the state's cigarette market is illegal, announced the think tank Tax Foundation on Thursday. The Tax Foundation said that 60.9% of cigarettes sold in New York State are smuggled in from other states. This makes New York the biggest importer of black market cigarettes, along with the state's highest tax rate of $4.35 per pack. That's compared to Missouri, the state with the lowest rate, of 17 cents per pack. In New York City the tax rate is even higher, adding another $1.50 per pack...
  • Food for thought on Gun Control in wake of Newtown Shootings

    01/10/2013 7:46:31 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 7 replies
    self ^ | 01/102013 | Self
    Just something to make people think in terms of this gun control hysteria. Let's change a few facts and imagine how the national conversation would be different if: 1. Black man from Brooklyn who harbored racist feelings against whites went to Scarsdale and committed this act of mass murder. 2. White man from Scarsdale who harbored racist feelings against blacks went to Brooklyn and shot up the school. 3. Black inner city person shot up school and killed many in an all minority school in the Bronx due to anger over domestic custody battle. 3. Legal muslim immigrant obtained weapons...
  • Jello Biafra / Ice T - "Shut up - Be Happy"

    01/09/2013 11:26:21 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | unknown | Jello Biafra
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jB2qxsmkUk Sounds familiar no?
  • Let's be Honest: Guns are just a small part of the USA's problems.

    01/09/2013 5:32:14 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 82 replies
    BI ^ | 12/23/2012 | Geoffrey Ingersoll
    Let's be clear: when Congress passes an "assault weapons" ban (and they will pass a ban), it'll be pretty much toothless. That the law will likely leave most things unchanged doesn't matter — the government simply has to do something. Much like Clinton's ban in 1994, this new legislation will be rife with loopholes. To effectively ban weapons in the U.S., a country with 90 guns for every 100 people, the government would have to outlaw all semiautomatic weapons. That's not all though. It would then have to double, if not triple, the staff at Alcohol Tobacco Firearms, and sweep...
  • Let's be Honest: Guns are just a small part of the USA's problems.

    01/09/2013 5:32:08 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 5 replies
    BI ^ | 12/23/2012 | Geoffrey Ingersoll
    Let's be clear: when Congress passes an "assault weapons" ban (and they will pass a ban), it'll be pretty much toothless. That the law will likely leave most things unchanged doesn't matter — the government simply has to do something. Much like Clinton's ban in 1994, this new legislation will be rife with loopholes. To effectively ban weapons in the U.S., a country with 90 guns for every 100 people, the government would have to outlaw all semiautomatic weapons. That's not all though. It would then have to double, if not triple, the staff at Alcohol Tobacco Firearms, and sweep...
  • Inmates using gun map to threaten Guards - Sheriff

    01/05/2013 4:54:11 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/5/2013 | Staff
    Law enforcement officials from a New York region where a local paper published a map identifying gun owners say prisoners are using the information to intimidate guards. Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco, who spoke at a news conference flanked by other county officials, said the Journal News' decision to post an online map of names and addresses of handgun owners Dec. 23 has put law enforcement officers in danger. "They have inmates coming up to them and telling them exactly where they live. That's not acceptable to me," Falco said, according to Newsday.
  • Lincolnton Furniture Company, praised for bringing jobs back to US, closes

    01/04/2013 9:38:33 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 12 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/4/2013 | Cameron Steele
    Lincolnton Furniture Company closed abruptly Thursday just one year after it was hailed by President Barack Obama as an example of the recovering U.S. economy. Furniture-making operations stopped indefinitely and only a few people will remain employed moving forward, company financial officer Ben Causey said. “I don’t know where it’s going to go exactly; we’re still evaluating our situation,” Causey said. “We just didn’t have any choice at this point.” The company was not receiving the orders it needed to sustain its operations, Causey said.
  • Fixed Costs Are What's Really Driving Americans To The Poorhouse

    12/13/2012 2:09:06 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 29 replies
    BI ^ | 12/13/2012 | Mandi Woodruff
    Thumb through any personal finance book written over the last five years and chances are you'll come across at least a handful of chapters on how cutting daily luxuries like coffee and cable. It's that kind of finger-wagging criticism that's rubbed so many hardworking people wrong –– the idea that they wouldn't be in this position if only they'd watched less TV, traded in their car, or tried cooking more meals at home. In case you're in need of a reminder of the bigger picture, Personal finance expert Helaine Olen nails the issue right on its ugly head in her...
  • Motor mutts pass doggie driving test with flying collars

    12/10/2012 8:40:09 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 23 replies
    France24 ^ | 12/10/2012 | Staff
    AFP - A pair of highly trained canines guided a modified car along a New Zealand race track Monday, passing their doggie driving tests with flying collars on live television, despite the odd off-road detour. In a heartwarming project aimed at increasing pet adoptions from animal shelters, a group of cross-breed rescue dogs from Auckland were taught to drive a car -- steering, pedals and all -- to show the potential of unwanted canines. Footage of the motorised mutts learning their skills has proved an Internet sensation but their ultimate test came on Monday, when the two best performers, Monty...
  • First-Year Corporate Lawyer Can't Believe His Job Is THIS Soul Crushing

    11/28/2012 12:20:34 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 45 replies
    BI ^ | 11/28/2012 | Law & Order
    "You know it's going to be boring, but you just don't appreciate how boring it actually is," one first-year associate at a large New York law firm tells us. The young lawyer describes long days of reading dense papers, which he only barely understands, and which seem to have no bearing on any actual case. "Doc review is the most boring experience of your life, but strangely nerve-wracking because you know you're messing it up, but you just can't bring yourself to care that you're messing it up. And you're probably going to mess it up even if you did...
  • New York's Top Cop Slammed Obama For Ignoring Bloodshed In His Hometown

    11/26/2012 1:13:12 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 9 replies
    BI ^ | 11/26/2012 | Abby Rogers
    As of Oct. 21, Chicago had raked up 435 murders, earning itself the title of the deadliest global city, according to NBC Chicago. And New York's police commissioner has had enough. NYPD Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly took President Barack Obama to task Sunday for failing to speak out against the wave of violence that's been battering the Windy City since this summer. "Maybe the city most affected (by guns) is Chicago. The President's hometown. But barely a peep out of him," Kelly said, referencing the lack of debate about gun control during this year's presidential election, according to the New...
  • DHS wants to double domestic drone fleet.

    11/20/2012 7:32:14 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 42 replies
    BI ^ | 11/20/2012 | Michael Kelly
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wants to more than double its fleet of Predator drones for surveillance missions inside the United States, Trevor Timm of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) reports. The DHS recently signed a contract with General Atomics —worth as much as $443 million — to purchase up to 14 Predator drones, which would add to its current fleet of 10 if Congress appropriates the funds.
  • Andrew Breitbart at CPAC 2012 - R.I.P.!

    11/16/2012 7:26:22 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 02/10/2012 | Andrew Breitbart
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbycMtTUDfE RIP ANDREW!!!!! I/We we will always remember and love you!!!!! Rest in Piece Andrew - I/We WILL NEVER EVER FORGET YOU!!!!!
  • Anyone else not get Romney gear delivered off his site?

    11/16/2012 2:50:57 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 42 replies
    self | 11/16/2012 | self
    A caller into Hannity today said he ordered a bunch of things off of Mitt Romney.com before the election and did not get everything he ordered and then only got a bumper sticker the week before the election. Funny thing is that this happened to me too. I ordered 4 bumper stickers and 2 yard signs. The yard signs were not cheap, I think $15.00 each. My local area had nothing at all being in NYC area. The bumper stickers came after about 1.5 months but I never got the yard signs. Has this happened to anyone else, because I...
  • Barbara Bush: "People spoke. Move on, get on with it. I want to do other things and not to be ugly."

    11/16/2012 1:47:52 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 103 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/15/2012 | Melanie Warner
    (Reuters) - Former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush said on Thursday that she's ready to move beyond this year's campaign season, in comments that came at an Austin conference the week after President Barack Obama's re-election. "I'm tired now of the elections," Bush, who had endorsed Republican Mitt Romney, said at a forum on America's first ladies. "People spoke. Move on, get on with it. I want to do other things and not to be ugly."
  • Final speech from Cong. Ron Paul from floor of the House of Reps

    11/14/2012 7:38:48 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 77 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 11/14/2012 | Ron Paul
    Very good speech. http://www.c-spanvideo.org/clip/4161883
  • Was Romneys'campaign the ultimate High Finance scam?

    11/13/2012 8:49:48 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 61 replies
    self | 11/13/2012 | Self
    My thoughts
  • Insiders Explain How Mitt Romney's Campaign Completely Fell Apart On Election Day

    11/12/2012 2:19:14 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 208 replies
    BI ^ | 11/12/2012 | Grace Wyler
    Worse still, Ekdahl told Business Insider that the Romney campaign failed to provide poll-watching volunteers in his region — Jacksonville, Florida, a key Republican city in a major swing state — with proper credentials and accurate voter strike lists, rendering them unable to perform their duties even if the ORCA app had worked. In interviews with Business Insider last week, sources close to the Romney campaign confirmed Ekdahl's account, and described a technological undertaking that failed at every level. According to several of these sources, ORCA was developed by a small, isolated tech team working under Romney's political team. These...
  • Obama calls for renewal of Assault Weapons Ban

    11/10/2012 4:26:49 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 157 replies
    ABC ^ | 10/16/12 | Devin Dwyer
    President Obama tonight said he’s interested in seeing an assault weapons ban reintroduced, breaking his silence on the legislation, which has persisted in spite of at least five mass shootings during his term.
  • Sarah Palin August 2012: Don't ignore Ron Paul or his supporters.

    11/09/2012 1:44:23 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 61 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/9/2012 | self
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFruN-PDAzY She warned the GOP back in August many times not to ignore Ron Paul or his supporters or some of the issues he advocated. Looks like Sarah was right. Between what they did to her and ron paul - looks like the republican party screwed the pooch.
  • SEALs punished for role in developing 'Medal of Honor' video game

    11/08/2012 7:19:08 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 20 replies
    U.S. News ^ | 11/07/2012 | Courtney Kube
    Seven members of SEAL Team Six have been punished for supporting development of a video game released last month, according to a U.S. military official. The SEALs worked as paid consultants for Electronic Arts, the company that made "Medal of Honor Warfighter." They received letters of reprimand and forfeited half of their pay for two months. The SEALs do not face jail time. The official did not say what, if any, information the SEALs revealed by participating in the video game's development. However, a written statement from Deputy Commander of Naval Special Warfare, Rear Admiral Garry Bonelli, indicates this is...
  • Ron Paul: "Election shows U.S. 'far gone'"

    11/08/2012 11:27:49 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/8/2012 | Stephan Dinan
    Rep. Ron Paul, whose maverick presidential bids shook the GOP, said in the wake of this week's elections that the country has already veered over the fiscal cliff and he sees no chance of righting ship in a country where too many people are dependent on government. "We're so far gone. We're over the cliff," the Texas Republican told Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop" program. "We cannot get enough people in Congress in the next 5-10 years who will do wise things." The video can be seen at http://www.bloomberg.com/video/ron-paul-on-fiscal-cliff-and-vows-to-compromise-MYkAiqYBTaiHwXZL9Tvxkw.html.
  • McCain 2008 more votes than Obama 2012? WTH?

    11/07/2012 8:08:17 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 39 replies
    Drudge | 11/07/2012 | self
    2012 OBAMA -- 59,651,236 ROMNEY -- 57,028,531 2008 OBAMA -- 69,456,897 MCCAIN -- 59,934,814 ____________________________________ WTF!!!!!
  • What I sent to all my Liberal "Friends" about tommorow and the election. Thoughts?

    11/05/2012 6:06:49 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 45 replies
    self | 11/5/2012 | self
    With regard to the election tommorow I will say it again: All of us are held to certain level of accountability by our employers, clients, customers, etc to where if we screw up and do not perform as promised when we were hired, we are FIRED. Our jobs and services, while important of course, are far less important and consequential than who runs the nation and makes decisions literally of life and death. Why would anyone in any good conscience ever think to hold the POTUS of the USA to a lesser standard of accountability than we are every day...
  • 49,000 New Yorkers stuck in Public Housing w/o water or power.

    11/02/2012 11:03:12 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 138 replies
    BI ^ | 11/2/2012 | Mandi Woodruff
    Residents of Manhattan's 19-building, 1,191-apartment Jacob Riis projects, have been without power and water since late Monday evening, and there's been no sign of help from local government. In all, city officials estimate some 49,000 public housing residents have been stranded by the storm, left without the resources to escape or find alternative lodging. When Getty photographer Mario Tama ventured inside, he found residents huddled in living rooms lit by solitary candles and gas stoves running constantly for heat. Here are a few images from Tama's visit on Thursday: The Jacob Riis project is located on farmost edge of the...
  • Fellow NYC Freeper about to scream. (Vanity)

    11/02/2012 8:14:54 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 96 replies
    Self | 11/2/2012 | self
    So sick of all these politicians and their messiah complexes. Get the problem fixed or STFU and step down. And i have to laugh at the child like sheep and drones saying "Obama looked so presidential!" Really? Are some people so gullible, incompetent, and naive to still fall for these publicity stunts? He comes in for 1 hour - 1 hour - and then heads off to Vegas AGAIN for a fundraiser. Boy doesn't that jog my memory of September 12, 2012 as our embassy was in flames w the flag of Al Queada flying high and the ambassador and...
  • Flashback - Obama: "You can't take a trip to Las Vegas on taxpayers'dime"

    10/27/2012 6:22:45 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 11 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/9/2009 | Self
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c73uGPLQceM
  • Gen X has been clobbered by the Recession

    10/23/2012 8:37:50 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 24 replies
    BI ^ | 10/23/2012 | mandi woodruff
    Boomers and Gen X adults have officially swapped places on the retirement worry spectrum.  While boomers' worries about retirement have waned over the last few years, a new study by the Pew Research Center found more than half of Gen X say are “not too” or “not at all” confident about retirement, compared to just a one-third of boomers. Just three years ago, Gen X workers were among the nation's most optimistic, with just 19 percent saying they weren't confident about retirement.  The reason is simple enough: Though most of the attention has been given to boomers whose nest eggs were pummeled by...
  • Obama: "I'm not too proud to beg for your vote"

    10/18/2012 12:01:54 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 52 replies
    RCP ^ | 10/18/2012 | RCP
    "I want your vote. I want your vote. I am not too proud to beg; I want you to vote. And the good news is, you can vote in Ohio, right now. Find out where at vote.barackobama.com. If you live nearby, you can vote just a few blocks away," President Obama said at a campaign event in Ohio this evening. Obama then gave the address for the location to vote early.
  • Obama to soon to be College Grad: Get a job in Manufacturing

    10/17/2012 8:26:19 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 58 replies
    NPR ^ | 10/17/2012 | Transcript
    Now, the most important thing we can do is to make sure that we are creating jobs in this country, but not just jobs, good-paying jobs, ones that can support a family. And what I want to do is build on the 5 million jobs that we've created over the last 30 months in the private sector alone. And there are a bunch of things that we can do to make sure your future is bright. Number one, I want to build manufacturing jobs in this country again. You know, when Governor Romney said we should let Detroit go bankrupt,...