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  • Ex-Los Alamos Scientist, Wife Indicted in Alleged Atomic Weapon Conspiracy

    09/17/2010 12:45:21 PM PDT · by DFG · 61 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | 09/17/10 | AP
    A scientist and his wife who used to work at a high-level U.S. energy laboratory were arrested Friday after an FBI sting operation and indicted on charges of conspiring to help develop a nuclear weapon for Venezuela. After their arrest, the two appeared in federal court in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They dealt with an FBI undercover agent posing as a Venezuelan agent. The government did not allege that Venezuela or anyone working for it sought U.S. secrets.
  • New York Times Will End Print Edition (Eventually), Publisher Says

    09/09/2010 2:34:39 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 35 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 09/09/2010 | Kevin Fallon
    While speaking at a conference in London, chairman and publisher of The New York Times Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. made a major statement about the future of his publication: "We will stop printing The New York Times sometime in the future, date TBD." He was there to talk about the changing journalistic business model and to touch on the Times' upcoming metered paywall for online content, but it was his concession about the bleak outlook for the print edition of the paper that's become the major news. Henry Blodgett, CEO of Business Insider, predicts the repercussions of suspending the printed version...
  • A second mosque near Ground Zero at 23 Park Place?

    08/29/2010 2:17:23 PM PDT · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 35 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 26 August 2010 | Aaron Klein
    While the nation has been focused on a proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero, a mosque has been functioning just four blocks from the site of the 9/11 attacks with rumored plans to build even closer to the spot that once housed the World Trade Center. The mosque, the Masjid Manhattan, recently boasted of plans to construct a "House of Allah" next to the World Trade Center, exclaiming on its website, "Help us raise the flag of 'LA ILLAHA ILLA ALLAH' in downtown Manhattan!" The Masjid Manhattan has been holding classes at 20 Warren Street, four blocks from Ground Zero....
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] Protest rally organized at Empire State Building on birthday of Bl. Mother Teresa

    08/06/2010 5:18:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    CNA ^ | 8/6/2010
    New York City, N.Y., Aug 6, 2010 / 02:59 pm (CNA).- Responding to the Empire State Building's refusal to display lights in honor of Bl. Mother Teresa's 100th birthday later this month, the Catholic League is organizing a protest at the national landmark. Media attention spotlighted the controversy caused by Empire State Building manager Anthony Malkin's refusal of a request by the Catholic League to light the iconic facility with the blue and white colors of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity on August 26.“The Empire State Building (ESB) celebrates many cultures and causes in the world community with iconic lightings,...
  • Celebrating Ramadan at the White House

    08/14/2010 1:02:23 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies
    Whitehouse via - Video ^ | August 13, 2010 | n/a
    Note: This is the Whitehouse channel on YouTube. # Video: "Celebrating Ramadan at the White House" Video Description - Quote: Free Download | whitehouse | August 13, 2010 The President hosts an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan in the State Dining Room. Category: News & Politics Tags: • Ramadan Iftar Dinner President Barack Obama Muslim Islam Download this video for offline viewing. Public Domain. Download High Quality MP4 Learn more
  • Ice Chunk Larger Than Manhattan (four times the size) Breaks Off Greenland Glacier

    08/07/2010 6:38:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies ^ | 8/7/10 | Live Science
    A chunk of ice four times the size of Manhattan has calved from Greenland's Petermann Glacier, scientists announced today. The last time the Arctic lost such a large chunk of ice was in 1962. "In the early morning hours of August 5, 2010, an ice island four times the size of Manhattan was born in northern Greenland," said Andreas Muenchow, associate professor of physical ocean science and engineering at the University of Delaware. Satellite imagery of this remote area at 81 degrees north latitude and 61 degrees west longitude, about 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) south of the North Pole, reveals...
  • Queen Elizabeth to Visit Manhattan on Tuesday(Ground Zero)

    07/05/2010 10:11:39 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 41 replies · 3+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 4, 2010 | ROBERT D. McFADDEN
    She was a vivacious young queen when she first saw New York City in 1957, regal in white gloves but as dazzled as any tourist. 'snip'“Nearly two decades later, in 1976, the 50-year-old queen made her second visit to New York, marking the Bicentennial of America’s Declaration of Independence from Britain. Now, in the twilight of a reign that has spanned 58 years, one of the longest of any British monarch, the 84-year-old queen is to visit New York on Tuesday for a third time, accompanied by her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. 'snip'In contrast to her first...
  • Leader of Diamond Hijacking Crew Sentenced in Federal Court to 32 Years in Prison

    05/22/2010 6:43:46 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 1 replies · 393+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | May 20, 2010 | United States Attorney's Office Southern District of New York
    PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that HECTOR RIVERA was sentenced today to 32 years in prison for leading a robbery and extortion crew that targeted diamond businesses and shipments from the Diamond District in midtown Manhattan. United States District Judge HAROLD BAER, JR., also ordered RIVERA to forfeit $2.93 million in criminal proceeds. According to documents filed in this case and the evidence at trial: RIVERA was the leader of a robbery and extortion crew that operated primarily in the Diamond District in midtown Manhattan from at least 2003 through December...
  • Gust-blown pup survives 5-floor fall

    05/16/2010 5:54:39 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 5 replies · 632+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 16, 2010 | JESSICA SIMEONE and JAMES FANELLI
    <p>A mild-mannered Manhattan pooch turned into a flying furball when a gust blew him up, up and away off his owner's 11th-floor terrace in TriBeCa and sent him five stories down and 30 feet east to a rooftop.</p> <p>Alfie, a 4-year-old, 10-pound silky terrier, miraculously walked away from the flight with just a few bruises and scratches and a cut lip.</p>
  • Bomb Squad Called to Vehicle Containing Gas Containers in NYC

    05/13/2010 9:12:47 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 56 replies · 3,145+ views
    FOX News ^ | 05/13/2010 | FOX News
    NEW YORK -- Police and the fire department are investigating a suspicious vehicle parked with gas canisters inside it near Union Square in Manhattan late Thursday, reported.
  • Suspect Sought in Foiled Times Square Bomb Plot

    05/02/2010 3:21:05 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 69 replies · 2,492+ views
    A failed car bomb smoked, popped and shut down Times Square, causing panic, evacuations and confusion Saturday on one of the tourist spot's busiest nights. Most of the streets in the area were reopened Sunday morning, though a heavy police presence remained in the area. New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said officers are heading to a town in Pennsylvania to talk to a man who believes he may have recorded a bombing suspect on his video camera. Police are looking a for a white male in his 40s who was seen shedding a dark shirt with a red shirt...
  • Report from the New York City Tea Party

    04/16/2010 7:36:56 AM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 35 replies · 1,171+ views
    The crowd of more than 1,000 that turned out for a Tax Day Tea Party in New York had the last laugh on the smattering of left-wing counterprotesters accusing them of racism. "We're supposed to be a bunch of racists. The guy in charge is an African American," said KT McFarland, a Nixon, Ford, and Reagan administration official who ran for Senate in New York as a Republican in 2006. She was referring to the Tea Party's organizer, David Webb. In case the audience missed the point when Ms. McFarland made it, Mr. Webb, a radio host, reiterated it later...
  • Hassan Nemazee Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to $292 Million Bank Fraud

    03/19/2010 5:09:25 PM PDT · by Cindy · 25 replies · 662+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Hassan Nemazee Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to $292 Million Bank Fraud PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that HASSAN NEMAZEE pleaded guilty today to charges of defrauding Bank of America, N.A. ("BofA"), Citibank, N.A. ("Citibank"), HSBC Bank USA, N.A. ("HSBC"), and a longtime friend and business associate of a total of more than $290 million in loan proceeds. NEMAZEE entered his guilty plea before United States District Judge SIDNEY H. STEIN in Manhattan federal court. According to the superseding Information, filed today, to...
  • The Mount Vernon Statement vs. The Manhattan Statement

    02/19/2010 4:40:51 AM PST · by mattstat · 2 replies · 243+ views
    I can’t get excited about the Mt. Vernon statement, yet I am passionate about the ideas behind them. Surely, it must be possible to retell our founding principles without strangled or purple prose. Let’s try. The Manhattan Statement A truth once known does not become false due to the passage of time. An agreement is not made null because it has been neglected. A promise once made cannot be broken by arrogance. We have not forgotten the self-evident truths and unalienable rights upon which this country was founded. No one is above the law. All have the right to life,...
  • Chaplain Is Found With Blades at City Jail (Muslim ex-convict)

    02/03/2010 9:53:50 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 35 replies · 1,119+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 3, 2010 | AL BAKER
    A Muslim chaplain for the city’s Department of Correction showed up for work on Wednesday as he routinely does — entering the city jail in Lower Manhattan to minister to some of the roughly 900 male inmates there. But when the chaplain, Imam Zulqarnain Abu-Shahid, flung his shoulder bag onto an X-ray machine at the entrance of the Manhattan Detention Complex, at 125 White Street, officers were alerted to the presence of metal. They found a pair of scissors and three metal blades, the kind used in box cutters, in the bag’s outer flap, the authorities said. Imam Abu-Shahid was...
  • White House holds out hope for 9/11 trial in New York (Barry and Eric still working on it)

    01/31/2010 7:08:43 PM PST · by mojito · 28 replies · 595+ views
    AFP ^ | 1/31/2010 | Unattributed
    WASHINGTON — White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Sunday that the accused author of the 9/11 attacks would "meet his maker" after being convicted, and said the US administration still hopes the trial can be held on American soil.... Gibbs said the White House is still hoping to bring Sheikh Muhammed and other alleged plotters of the September 11 attacks to trial in New York, despite recent reservations expressed by officials there. "We are talking with the authorities in New York," he said. "We understand their logistical concerns and their security concerns that are involved. We have been discussing that...
  • 'LADY AL QAEDA's' Lawyers Angry Over Extra Security Checks at Court...

    01/22/2010 12:53:54 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 976+ views
    NY DAILY ^ | Friday, January 22, 2010, 3:38 am | Alison Gendar
    "'Lady Al Qaeda's' lawyers angry over extra security checks at court where she's on trial" BY ALISON GENDAR DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Friday, January 22nd 2010, 3:38 AM SNIPPET: "Lawyers for the so-called "Lady Al Qaeda" are up in arms because spectators at her trial have to show identification and sign in. The extra security check comes on top of a metal detector placed outside the doorway of the Manhattan courtroom where Aafia Siddiqui is on trial for attempted murder. Her defense team said Thursday the precautions are depriving her of a fair trial." Read more:
  • Coyote caught in Manhattan

    01/21/2010 9:26:41 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 26 replies · 1,237+ views
    upi ^ | Jan. 21, 2010
    NEW YORK, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- New York parks officials say a coyote captured in the Harlem neighborhood was the third one spotted in the borough of Manhattan in the past decade. Police said they received a call about the coyote wandering the streets about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. An emergency service unit tranquilized the animal and took it to the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo, CNN reported Thursday. "The coyote is under evaluation and observation," society spokeswoman Mary Dixon said. Dixon said the animal, a female between 1 and 2 years old, will eventually be sent to a...
  • 'Lady Al Qaeda' ... Accused terrorist Aafia Siddiqui says toss Jews from jury pool

    01/14/2010 5:31:09 PM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 772+ views
    NY DAILY ^ | Updated July 14, 2010, 3:17 pm | ALISON GENDAR
    SNIPPET: ""If they have a Zionist or Israeli background...they are all mad at me," said Aafia Siddiqui, a U.S.-trained neuroscientist charged with attempted murder. "I have a feeling everyone here is them - subject to genetic testing....They should be excluded if you want to be fair," she told Manhattan Federal Judge Richard Berman." SNIPPET: "Berman ruled the jury can hear about the target list and other handwritten notes but tossed as evidence the chemicals and mass-produced documents from "how-to" terror manuals. Prosecutors also are barred from bringing up Siddiqui's alleged ties or sympathies with Al Qaeda because they would create...
  • 'Lady Al Qaeda' trial: Suspected terrorist Aafia Siddiqui tossed from courtroom after outburst

    01/14/2010 4:31:05 PM PST · by Velveeta · 24 replies · 1,073+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/14/2010 | Alison Gendar
    A jury was chosen Thursday in the "Lady Al Qaeda" trial - but not before the defendant interrupted the process with more outbursts and was tossed from the courtroom. A day after she demanded Jews be excluded from the jury, Aafia Siddiqui went to deliver more rants about Jews and the 9/11 terror attacks. "I have nothing to do with 9/11," she said when a potential juror who cited her personal experience on Sept. 11 was dismissed. Siddiqui is on trial in Manhattan federal court for attempted murder. She was arrested by Afghan police after being caught in July 2008...
  • Will bonuses save the day for Manhattan real estate?

    01/05/2010 4:29:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies · 285+ views
    CNN Money ^ | Jan 5,2010 | Les Christie
    NEW YORK ( -- Bonuses are making a comeback on Wall Street and that might help stabilize the Manhattan real estate market. While Manhattan home prices dropped between 10% and 15% in the last quarter of 2009 compared with a year earlier, the losses have started to slack off, according to a host of markets reports released Tuesday by big New York brokerage firms. "People feel there's stability in New York. The fear factor is gone. The year 2009 started out in absolute fear. This year is starting off in hopefulness," said Pam Liebman, CEO of the Corcoran Group, one...

    12/31/2009 12:59:38 PM PST · by streetpreacher · 131 replies · 1,811+ views
    Camp On This ^ | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2009 | Steve Camp
    THE MANHATTAN DECLARATION and EVANGELICAL CO-BELLIGERENCE ...the ineffectual intersection of politics and faith     “The goal of both the church and the state is to advance the public good.” -Francis Beckwith     The ultimate goal of the church biblically is not the public good, but the glory of God in the proclamation and advancement of His gospel of sola fide. God, not the audience, is sovereign. The “public good” is political speak for tolerance. The gospel, however, does divide; it is a stumbling block, offensive and foolishness for those who are perishing.     Here we go...
  • The Manhattan Declaration: Why didn’t you sign it, R.C.? (R.C. Sproul Did not sign the Declaration)

    12/11/2009 12:11:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies · 1,139+ views
    Ligonier Ministries ^ | 12/11/2009 | R.C. Sproul
    On November 20, 2009, a document called the Manhattan Declaration was presented to the public by a coalition of co-belligerents. The document is concerned primarily with three very important biblical and cultural issues: the sanctity of life, the meaning of marriage, and the nature of religious liberty. Without question, these issues are up for grabs in our nation. As anyone familiar with my ministry will know, I share the document’s concern for defending the unborn, defining heterosexual marriage biblically, and preserving a proper relationship between church and state. However, when the document was sent to me and my signature was...
  • The Manhattan Declaration: Approach with Caution

    12/10/2009 8:12:17 AM PST · by ReligiousLibertyTV · 5 replies · 561+ views
    ReligiousLiberty.TV ^ | 12/07/2009 | Michael Peabody
    In America we are quickly reaching the critical point where expansion of freedom is viewed by some as a threat to religious liberty. Advocates for religious freedom who once took an almost permissive approach so long as the rights and safety of innocent third parties were protected are now actively calling for those types of freedoms to be curtailed. It is a delicate balancing act, and churches do well to protect their integrity. But if they are also using the power of this unity to “reform laws” and “rebuild the culture” then we are witnessing the emergence of a new...
  • Freepers; Please Sign the "Manhattan Declaration"

    11/28/2009 10:21:44 PM PST · by no dems · 11 replies · 1,221+ views
    Life Site News ^ | November 22, 2009 | no dems
    Hey Freepers: PLEASE SIGN THE MANHATTAN DECLARATION. You can read up on the Manhattan Declaration here: then, go to the bottom of this page to sign the Declaration: If you would, please forward it to the people in your E-mail Address Book. Thanks, no dems
  • Sign the Manhattan Declaration

    11/25/2009 6:26:54 AM PST · by MNDude · 416+ views
    We are Orthodox, Catholic, and evangelical Christians who have united at this hour to reaffirm fundamental truths about justice and the common good, and to call upon our fellow citizens, believers and non-believers alike, to join us in defending them. These truths are: 1.the sanctity of human life 2.the dignity of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife 3.the rights of conscience and religious liberty.
  • US seeks to seize 4 mosques, tower linked to Iran

    11/13/2009 4:57:53 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 4 replies · 532+ views
    hosted ^ | Nov 13 | ADAM GOLDMAN
    In what could be one of the biggest counterterrorism seizures in U.S. history, federal prosecutors sought to take over four U.S. mosques and a New York City skyscraper owned by a Muslim organization suspected of being controlled by the Iranian government. Prosecutors on Thursday filed a civil complaint in federal court against the Alavi Foundation, seeking the forfeiture of more than $500 million in assets. The assets include bank accounts; Islamic centers consisting of schools and mosques in New York, Maryland, California and Houston; more than 100 acres in Virginia; and a 36-story Manhattan office tower. Confiscating the properties would...
  • Adam Clayton Powell IV Wants Rangel's House Seat (Charles Rangel)

    10/16/2009 6:09:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 930+ views
    NBC New York ^ | Fri, Oct 16, 2009 | ERIC LUU
    Powell will try to win the seat that Rangel took from his father Harlem State Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV may challenge U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel in a race for the congressional seat Rangel has held for nearly 40 years but once belonged Powell’s father. Powell, 47, said he is launching an exploratory committee to see whether he has any chances to win the seat if he runs against the embattled Rangel. "It's no secret I'm interested," Powell said. He has been fund raising since 2004 for a campaign that has yet materialized. He is the son of the late...
  • Visiting the Little Red Lighthouse under the George Washington Bridge

    09/28/2009 9:21:28 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies · 581+ views ^ | September 1, 2009 | jeffre page
    Once upon a time, when you were just a kid, Mom or Dad probably read you "The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge.” And years later maybe you read this 1942 classic by Hildegarde H. Swift to your own children.   Little Red was saved twice by children, once from being auctioned off and once from neglect. The story begins with the introduction of a little lighthouse sitting on the rocky Manhattan shore of the Hudson River.  “It was round and fat and red. It was fat and red and jolly. And it was very, very proud.”  The...
  • Grinched!: No Tree at Lincoln Center This Christmas (Annual Tradition Comes to End)

    09/03/2009 6:50:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 1,163+ views
    The economy is putting a squeeze on the nation's biggest arts complex. The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is canceling its holiday tree lighting ceremony in December. The decorated tree erected in the center's main plaza has become an annual tradition, with a live televised ceremony drawing both New Yorkers and tourists. Lincoln Center blames the cancellation on what it calls "the challenging economic climate" -- and also construction at the entrance to the plaza. “[Construction] will be completed by next year, but it is in no shape to hold the group that the tree attracts," Kate Merlino, a...
  • Taxi Explodes in Midtown

    09/03/2009 6:39:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 953+ views
    NBC New York ^ | Thu, Sep 3, 2009 | Hasani Gittens
    It was an amazing scene just blocks north of Times Square Thursday morning as a yellow cab caught fire and exploded, but no injuries were reported and the driver escaped unharmed, fire officials said. The cab was parked at the corner of 53rd Street and 7th Avenue when a small fire erupted in the car around 9:30 a.m, fire officials said. The fire spread to the gas tank, causing the vehicle to explode. Huge plumes of gray smoke were seen billowing from the front of the burning car. The blaze frightened pedestrians and office workers in the area, but there...
  • What the h-Elmo, Man? Surly Man Dressed as 'Sesame Street' Character Hassles Times Square Tourists

    08/22/2009 9:47:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 665+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/22/09 | MATT LYSIAK AND LEO STANDORA
    Elmo no like tourists, tightwads - or photographers. At least a rogue version of the lovable "Sesame Street" character hassling passersby outside Planet Hollywood in Times Square Friday night didn't. The dirty and creepy character demanded money from people and, when he didn't get it, swore and jostled them. "No picture. No picture. You have to tip Elmo. You have to tip Elmo or Elmo gets angry," the imposter shouted as he stuck a filthy red paw over a Texas tourist's camera lens. "What the hell, Elmo? Keep your hands to yourself," shouted Victoria Vought, 47, pulling away. Wide-eyed at...
  • Moment Of Impact - Hudson River Mid-Air Footage from NBC News

    08/13/2009 5:06:52 PM PDT · by library user · 22 replies · 3,661+ views
    NBC News / YouTube ^ | August 13, 2009
    Obtained by NBC news, this video shot by an Italian tourist shows the moment of impact between a Piper Saratoga and a Eurocopter over the Hudson River. The accident killed all nine aboard the two aircraft. >> WATCH <<
  • Explosion Outside Starbucks (Upper East Side Manhattan)

    05/25/2009 4:19:37 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 53 replies · 3,434+ views
    Fox New York ^ | 5/25/09 | Fox New York
    The NYPD bomb squad is on the scene of an explosion outside a Starbucks on Manhattan's Upper East Side. There are reports an explosive device was left on a bench outside the coffee shop at 1642 Third Avenue and the corner of 92nd Street.
  • The Filming Of "Red Tails"

    05/11/2009 6:37:28 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 54 replies · 1,872+ views
    THE OBAMA FILE ^ | 5/10/09 | BECKWITH
    This is a great video. It shows the three aircraft orbiting over the Statue of Liberty during the Air Farce One incident. (The money shot is near the end) The "Red Tail F-16" is clearly a prop. If the George Lucas' film "Red Tails" has, as is likely, a 3D IMAX version, and this sequence were to be used as an epilogue, the camera plane would likely have an external camera mount to attach an IMAX camera. Publicity stills would have been photographed by an air combat photographer during the flight. According to this Wall Street Journal article, the camera...
  • Politics

    04/28/2009 7:32:13 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 7 replies · 352+ views ^ | 04-28-09 | stolinsky
    It is hypocritical in the extreme to profess concern about interrogation of a small number of enemies who want to kill us, but then to show no concern whatever for the fear, anxiety and emotional damage caused to thousands of our own citizens for a photo op.
  • NYPD seeks to expand anti-terror program to midtown

    04/01/2009 11:12:50 AM PDT · by BGHater · 2 replies · 314+ views
    NewsDay ^ | 31 Mar 2009 | ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
    The NYPD is asking for federal funding so it can duplicate in midtown the measures under way near Ground Zero to protect the city against terrorists, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Tuesday. The idea, Kelly testified before a City Council committee, is to allow police to do everything they do downtown - scan license plates, monitor surveillance video cameras and use radiation and bioterrorism detectors - between 34th and 59th streets, from river to river. "We want to take that model and replicate it, to the extent that we can, to midtown Manhattan," Kelly said. The bustling swath of Manhattan...
  • Morgenthau -- the DA Who Became an Institution

    02/28/2009 3:34:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 498+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2/28/09 | GABE PRESSMAN
    Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau is not just a public official. He's an institution, as much a part of the landscape of New York as the gray court buildings in Foley Square. That he's not running for re-election this fall is stunning news. For 35 years he was the district attorney of Manhattan, responsible for fighting crime on many fronts. He pursued corporate thieves, mobsters and many other criminals. He presided over almost 100,000 cases. He is the boss of 500 assistant district attorneys who prosecuted some notorious criminals. Among his notable cases have been the Robert Chambers murder trial,...
  • National Bio and Agro-defense facility

    02/05/2009 8:49:52 AM PST · by lovenitt · 235+ views
    AC associated content ^ | Jan 17th 2009 | w.thomas.payne
    Manhattan Kansas - Center of Hoof and Mouth Research? Should This Dangerous Disease Stay Where it Is? By W Thomas Payne
  • The Phaal Challenge at Brick Lane Curry House: Spiciest Curry Ever? (The Taste of Pain)

    01/19/2009 7:55:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies · 2,604+ views
    Serious Eats New York ^ | June 23, 2008 | Emily Koh
    Spicy food lovers have strangely unique egos. You certainly don't find self-professed sweet tooth fanatics boasting about how much sugar they can cram down their throat, nor do those who prefer the salty end of the spectrum parrot about how they're connoisseurs of umami. No, the fans of spiciness are not just content with self-infliction of pain—they have to make sure everyone knows about how much heat they can handle. Make the mistake of mentioning how you had a spicy Thai dish the other night, and they will either scoff at you, or smile at you, patronizingly: "You think that's...
  • Obama pick faces questions over bombers' clemency (Eric Holder - Thursday) Hussein & terrorists?

    01/14/2009 9:20:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies · 1,091+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | PETE YOST
    Obama pick faces questions over bombers' clemencyBy PETE YOST Associated Press Writer Originally published Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 2:05 PM WASHINGTON — New York police detective Anthony S. Senft's life changed forever when a bomb set by Puerto Rican separatists exploded, blowing him 15 feet in the air and blinding him in one eye. Now, he's angry that Eric Holder, who played a key role in awarding clemency to the bombers, is in line to be attorney general. Holder, as President Bill Clinton's deputy attorney general, worked closely with the Justice Department's pardon attorney to raise the possibility of...
  • Frightening Text Messages Being Forwarded Around NY Jews:EXCLUSIVE FREEPER UPDATE INCLUDED

    01/05/2009 4:12:38 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 635 replies · 23,661+ views
    Yeshiva World News ^ | Jan 2, 2009 and Jan 5, 2009 | Yehuda Drudgestein - YWN
    UPDATED - ALERT - Frightening Text Messages Being Forwarded Around NY Jews January 2, 2009 3:00PM EST: [UPDATE BELOW] With the situation in Gaza deteriorating by the day, and anti-semitism rampant around the world, thousands of NY Jews were frightened upon receiving the following text message which has been going around on Friday afternoon: “A Jewish woman gave a tip to a Muslim taxi driver and out of appreciation he warned her not to go to Manhattan next week Wednesday.” YWN has reached out to high-ranking members of the NYPD, and have stated that although they received the same text...
  • U.K.: Mosque ... hosts conference featuring "spiritual advisor" to 9/11 jihadists

    12/27/2008 1:18:40 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 508+ views
    JIHAD ^ | December 27, 2008 | n/a
    U.K.: Mosque "committed to peace, diversity and interfaith dialogue" hosts conference featuring "spiritual advisor" to 9/11 jihadists A spokesman for the mosque insists the conference organizers are just using their facilities. But no one seems perturbed enough about this "misunderstanding" and "hijacking" of Islam to cancel the conference or appearances by speakers like Anwar al-Awlaki and others named below. The full schedule of festivities can be found here.

    12/18/2008 2:17:03 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 8 replies · 601+ views ^ | 12/18/08 | BobLonsberry
    Hey, Cuomo, stand up and fight. I’m talking to Andrew Cuomo, the attorney general of New York. Stand up and fight. For the last two weeks, as the Caroline Kennedy coronation has been going on, the man whose career she is destroying has been silent. It’s as if he fell off the face of the earth. The story is that Caroline Kennedy has announced that she wants to be a U.S. senator from New York. She has no experience, no preparation, no training. She has never stood before the voters. She has never even visited vast stretches of the state...
  • Mumbai Attacks - Is Manhatten (or Memphis) Next?

    11/30/2008 8:55:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies · 2,030+ views
    Townhall ^ | November 30, 2008 | John Caile
    The Mumbai, India terrorist attacks should serve as a reminder that terrorism is real, tangible, and a threat everywhere...waiting only for the right opportunity to explode. And, try as we all do to engage in denial, the reality is that it is only a matter of time before a Mumbai-style event occurs on American soil. Back in 1993, right after the first World Trade Center bombing, I was talking with a friend of mine who was raised in Israel. I opined that it would be a relatively simple matter for terrorists to stage simultaneous attacks on, say, a dozen shopping...
  • "Happy Thanksgiving!" from Fidel--Remembering the Black Friday plot to annihilate Manhattan.

    11/27/2008 5:14:08 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies · 837+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 12-27-08 | Humberto Fontova
    Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year. Macy’s, for instance, usually serves a minimum of 50,000 shoppers on that one day. But as this week’s revelations of a terrorism plot targeting New York City’s subway system remind us, the holiday bustle is also an opportunity for those seeking to inflict mass casualties. That thought may well have been on the mind of Fidel Castro, when he planned a colossal terrorist attack on Manhattan on the Friday after Thanksgiving in 1962. On November 17, 1962, J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI cracked a terrorist plot...
  • CNBC Highlights Conspicuous Green Consumption

    11/26/2008 9:25:04 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies · 488+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Some wag dubbed the Prius the "Pious," for the smug self-righteousness of its greener-than-thou owners. CNBC ran a segment this morning highlighting an even pricier form of conspicuous green consumption: the installation of geothermal wells in Manhattan as an alternative form of HVAC. Narrating the segment, CNBC's Bertha Coombs observed "for many, it represents bragging rights in the pursuit of green luxury." That segued to a clip of New York magazine's Jesse Oxfeld explicitly making the conspicuous consumption point. View video here.
  • Court upholds Bianca Jagger's Manhattan eviction

    10/23/2008 1:27:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 1,220+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/23/08 | AP
    ALBANY, N.Y. – New York's top court has upheld the eviction of Bianca Jagger from a rent-stabilized Manhattan apartment. The Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that foreigners on tourist visas cannot claim New York digs as a "primary residence." The globe-trotting human rights activist and ex-wife of Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger was evicted in December from the Upper East Side apartment she rented for 20 years.
  • Blacks Take Manhatten

    08/14/2008 7:08:56 PM PDT · by Randy Larsen · 30 replies · 164+ views ^ | Raw Story
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  • N.Y. Plans to Monitor Every Car in Manhattan

    08/14/2008 5:13:06 AM PDT · by kellynla · 23 replies · 166+ views ^ | August 13, 2008 | staff
    The New York City Police Department is working on a plan to photograph the license plates of every vehicle entering Manhattan in an effort to guard against a terrorist attack. The plan, called Operation Sentinel, calls for photographing and scanning the license plates of cars and trucks at all bridges and tunnels, and using sensors to detect the presence of radioactivity, The New York Times reports. Data on each vehicle would be sent to a command center in Lower Manhattan, where it would be stored for at least a month and then eliminated if it were not linked to a...