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  • Local reporter 'berated' by anti-lockdown protesters in Long Island

    05/15/2020 12:28:21 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 15 2020 | Joe Concha
    A local reporter says he was "insulted," "berated" and “practically chased” during a protest on Long Island by those rallying against stay-at-home orders amid the coronavirus pandemic. News 12 Long Island reporter Kevin Vesey said in his report about the protest Thursday in the town of Commack that a number of demonstrators were "repeatedly invading my personal space." "You can see there's clearly a lot of anger here today," Vesey says in a video posted on social media while being confronted by protesters. “You are the enemy of the people!" one protester shouted at the reporter per video taken at...
  • President Trump says 'FAKE NEWS IS NOT ESSENTIAL' in response to rally confrontation

    05/16/2020 6:49:42 AM PDT · by AndyJackson · 21 replies
    News 12 Long Island ^ | May 16, 2020 | Kevin Vesey
    President Donald Trump retweeted a post by News 12 reporter Kevin Vesey on his experience at a rally by a Setauket conservative group. Kevin Vessey: The level of anger directed at the media from these protestors was alarming. As always, I will tell a fair and unbiased story today. Video Link
  • Entire Long Island town put on diet as officials explain how obese people face greater risk from COVID-19

    05/06/2020 9:55:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | MAY 06, 2020 | Joseph Wilkinson
    Fat chance it happens. Officials in Huntington on Long Island told the entire town to start a diet Wednesday, Newsday reported. “I’ve brought together a few friends to help put Huntington on a diet,” Dr. David Buchin, Director of Bariatric Surgery at Huntington Hospital, said at a press conference. Buchin and other officials plan to provide free online exercise and yoga classes and post nutritional advice on the town’s website. Buchin also said he’ll host multiple Facebook Live events to explain how obese people face greater risk from COVID-19. He cited a study from Northwell Health, the largest health care...
  • 90-Year-Old New York Woman Beats Coronavirus After 13-Day Hospitalization: 'Keep on Fighting' (Another Hydroxychloroquine anecdotal success story)

    05/05/2020 9:22:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    People ^ | 04/08/2020 | By Jason Duaine Hahn
    A 90-year-old woman from Long Island, New York, has miraculously recovered from coronavirus — and she wants to offer hope to everyone else feeling afraid amid the pandemic. Before she was hospitalized for 13 days, Anna Fortunato came down with a sore throat, but believed it was simply a cold, her daughter Teresa Gund recalled to the Associated Press. But Fortunato’s condition continued to worsen, and she was transported from the assisted living home where she lives to a hospital on March 13. Once there, Fortunato spoke to her daughter over FaceTime while using a nurse’s phone. “She says, ‘Don’t...
  • Long Island COVID-19 Survivors Line Up to Test for Immunity Antibodies

    04/16/2020 9:40:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 04/16/2020 | By Greg Cergol
    Cars stood in line along a Long Island town's street on Wednesday, with those inside waiting for a prick of their finger — a simple blood test that could bring a little peace of mind. Those who lined up in Franklin Square all had at least one thing in common: all had been diagnosed with and recovered from COVID-19. Now they were trying to see if surviving the virus had given them the antibodies that would make them immune to getting it again. "I feel like I want to know if I have immunity," said Elmhurst pediatrician Wilfred Lao, who...
  • Long Island Proud — Sadly, Many Can't Afford LI Anymore: Opinion

    04/08/2020 9:35:25 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 40 replies
    Patch ^ | April 8, 2020 | T.J. Clemente
    I wrote an article about Long Islanders loving Long Island recently and it received more than 34,000 "likes." Thank you. However, I received too many comments saying, sadly, that some had to leave the island because of economics. "It's become too expensive!" or "It became so costly I had to move south but still visit the kids and grandkids!" some comments said. The quote that inspired this post was the one that said, "Long Island became great because it was affordable for the blue-collar working class. A place they could raise a family in an affordable house, with decent schools,...
  • Billy Joel Warns Burglars: I'm Armed Now, 'Bring It On!'

    03/07/2020 12:52:16 PM PST · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 3/6/2020 | Harold Hutchison
    Music legend Billy Joel has a message for burglars: Break into his house again, and he will take a big shot at them. The singer/songwriter’s house on Long Island was hit in January by intruders, who damaged a dozen motorcycles and trashed a home office. According to TMZ, the burglars got in by breaking a glass door. Nothing was stolen, but the possibilities of what could happen if he had been at home probably came to mind. Now, Joel is prepared. During a concert Feb. 20 in New York, he told the crowd, “Welcome, Madison Square Garden. Last time I...
  • Long Island ice cream store removes Trump banner after battle with local officials

    02/01/2020 9:22:48 AM PST · by kevcol · 70 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 01, 2020 | Andrew Mark Miller
    The store, Roger's Frigate, initially said it would not take the sign down after the town’s mayor told them the 3-by-20-feet sign that reads “In Trump, We Trust” violated a local code. "We are being specifically targeted for supporting our president when we're only trying to express our love of country," store owner Roger Rutherford told the Washington Post.
  • Why Are Young People Leaving Long Island In DROVES?

    12/21/2019 6:39:46 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 52 replies
    Long Island Weekly ^ | 2019 | Long Island Weekly
    According to a survey done by Long Island index just last year, Long Island is experiencing a mass exodus. To be more precise, roughly 71 percent of young adults currently residing in Long Island are determined to leave it behind in the next five years to come. This has people around the tristate area wondering why are so many young people leaving Long Island. And the answer is simple enough—no prospective jobs and not enough income to afford housing. But let’s go a step further and truly explore why this is happening. Top 3 reasons for young people leaving Long...
  • 21-year-old patriot Nathan Hale "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country"

    12/10/2019 9:56:04 AM PST · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    American Minute ^ | September 22, 2019 | Bill Federer
    "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country" were the last words of 21-year-old American patriot Nathan Hale, who was hanged by the British without a trial on SEPTEMBER 22, 1776. A Yale graduate, 1773, Nathan Hale almost became a Christian minister, as his brother Enoch did, but instead became a teacher at Union Grammar School. When the Revolutionary War began in 1775, Nathan Hale joined a Connecticut militia and served in the siege of Boston. On July 4, 1775, Hale received a letter from his Yale classmate, Benjamin Tallmadge, who became General Washington's...
  • Triple Cross, How Bin Laden's Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets and the FBI

    11/19/2006 9:14:16 AM PST · by vadkins · 61 replies · 2,603+ views
    Harper Collins ^ | 11/18/2006 | Peter Lance, Harper Collins press release
    Peter Lance's new book, Triple Cross, (the complete title is: Triple Cross, How Bin Laden's Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets and the FBI -- And Why Patrick Fitzgerald Failed to Stop Him) is out in bookstores on 11/21/2006. This is a link to the Able Danger Blog's review of the book. Here is the text of the Harper Collins' press release for the book: TRIPLE CROSS How Bin Laden's Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets and the FBI -- And Why Patrick Fitzgerald Failed to Stop Him By Peter Lance In TRIPLE CROSS, five-time Emmy-award...
  • Body of Navy Veteran Found in Apartment Where He Had Been Dead for 3 Years

    11/22/2019 9:01:02 AM PST · by Mr.Unique · 71 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 22 Nov 2019 | Domingo Ramirez Jr.
    FORT WORTH -- A 51-year-old Navy veteran whose body was found in a DeSoto apartment had been dead for about three years. A cause of death for Rodney Wayne White is pending toxicology reports and other tests, according to the Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office. White was found dead last week on the kitchen floor of his apartment at DeSoto Town Center. DeSoto police found no evidence of foul play, according to Star-Telegram media partner WFAA-TV. His mother, Doris Stevens, told WFAA-TV she didn't know how her son could have been dead in the apartment for so long and nobody...
  • Assistant scoutmaster arrested, accused of sexually abusing 12-year-old boy

    11/02/2019 7:45:16 PM PDT · by libstripper · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 2, 2010 | David Aaro
    An assistant scoutmaster on Long Island has been charged with sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy at Boy Scout retreats and meetings over an 11-month period last year.
  • Long Island liberals wake up to how green extremism hurts constituents

    10/06/2019 5:51:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 6, 2019
    A gas shortage threatens the Long Island region,” bleat six Long Island state senators, all Democrats, in a letter pleading for approval of a pipeline proposed to fix the problem — belatedly admitting that the policies they’ve long favored don’t work for their own constituents. This year, Sens. Todd Kaminsky, John Brooks, James Gaughran, Anna Kaplan, Monica Martinez and Kevin Thomas all voted for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Green New Deal law, whose very purpose is to further crimp energy supplies, and for a $100 million hike in taxes on energy. And, as Senate GOP leader John Flanagan (their fellow Long...
  • Why did Trump hold a rally in this small Pennsylvania town?

    If there was a reason President Donald Trump chose the small Pennsylvania town of Montoursville to hold a campaign rally, no one in the media is saying what it is. In the absence of any answers, let me suggest one, admittedly more speculative than proven but a possibility nonetheless. In 1996, during the midst of Bill Clinton's desperate drive to become president, 16 French club members from the Montoursville high school and five of their chaperones died in the crash of TWA Flight 800 off the coast of Long Island.
  • Long Island high school students recorded attack instead of helping stabbed teen who later died

    09/18/2019 4:14:21 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 71 replies
    NY Post via Fox News ^ | September 18, 2019 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Long Island teen was fatally stabbed at a strip mall near his high school as dozens of other students pulled out their cellphones to record the melee rather than to help him, police said. Khaseen Morris, a 16-year-old senior at Oceanside High School, was stabbed once in the chest Monday afternoon during an apparent dispute over a girl. He later died at a hospital after many of the 50 to 70 teens who gathered nearby recorded the bloody attack and made no attempt to stop it, Nassau County police said at a news conference Tuesday. “Kids stood there and...
  • Sixth-grader says teacher nixed Trump as ‘hero’ for class project

    08/30/2019 10:13:14 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nolan Hicks
    A Long Island sixth-grader says her teacher barred her from picking President Trump as her hero for a class project — and then trashed the commander-in-chief in front of the class. “Donald Trump is my hero,” the crestfallen 11-year-old Bella Moscato told LI’s Channel 12 last week. “She said I wasn’t allowed to do Donald Trump because he spreads negativity and says bad things about women.” She added: “The thing I didn’t get, she was OK with someone doing Barack Obama, but not OK with Donald Trump? That’s what got me angry.” Her outraged parents want an apology from the instructor,...
  • King Supports "Assault Weapons" Ban

    08/20/2019 5:46:47 AM PDT · by Bonemaker · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/19/2019 | Chris Mills Rwodrigo
    Rep. Pete King (N.Y.) is the first House Republican to back a bill in the chamber seeking to ban assault weapons. "They are weapons of mass slaughter," King told the New York Daily News on Monday shortly after his support for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 as a co-sponsor became public on Congress's website. “I don’t see any need for them in everyday society,” he added.
  • Rep. Pete King is the first Republican to sign on to the assault weapons ban

    08/20/2019 6:19:34 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 58 replies
    nydailynews ^ | AUG 19, 2019 | MICHAEL MCAULIFF
    Rep. Pete King is the first Republican to sign on to the assault weapons ban WASHINGTON — An assault weapons ban that Democratic leaders have been reluctant to advance despite strong support among their rank-and-file members in the House just got its first Republican backer — Long Island Rep. Pete King. “They are weapons of mass slaughter,” King said shortly after his backing became public on Congress’ website Monday. “I don’t see any need for them in everyday society,” King said. The Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 was rolled out in February by Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), with 190 other...
  • 'Death Camps For Trump Supporters' Fliers Appear Around Long Island, N.Y.

    08/08/2019 9:38:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 122 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/08/2019 | Debra Heine
    Fliers reading "Death Camps For Trump Supporters Now!!!" turned up at various locations throughout Long Island, N.Y., this week, including on Republicans' homes and cars, according to Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.). No community is immune from this political hate. This is happening now in NY-1 (also being placed on my staffers’ homes & cars). Between this, trying to publicly shame GOP donors here & worse, those w hate consuming their hearts are only sowing division! — Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) August 7, 2019 Patch reported on Tuesday that a member of a "Shock Theater" group had photographed "multiple fliers" hanging near...