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  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • The 10 Best Pastrami Dishes in NYC That Aren't Sandwiches

    08/30/2014 3:47:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Village Voice ^ | Mon., Aug. 25 2014 | Zachary Feldman
    Introduced to New York by 19th century Eastern European immigrants (the same folks who gave us pierogies, knishes, and kishka), pastrami is an easy contender for GMOAT (Greatest Meat Of All Time), and also one of the foodstuffs most synonymous with our fair city. Brined and coated in strong spices including black pepper, mustard seed, coriander, and garlic, beef briskets are smoked and then steamed to create the delicacy's signature meltingly soft texture. The pastrami sandwich? A local luminary and national treasure. But the deli darling that launched a thousand fake orgasms has also found itself the star of numerous...
  • New York’s new gun laws returning unexpected results

    08/30/2014 11:19:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/30/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Genevieve Wood of the Heritage Foundation reports on a piece of news about the Empire State which came as a surprise even to me. (And it’s a subject near and dear to my heart, particularly in recent months, but more on that below.) If you had to guess which state in the US has the largest single chapter membership for the National Rifle Association and it’s associated groups, what would you say? Texas? Georgia? Good guesses, but actually it’s New York. (See update below) In just one year, the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association saw its membership...
  • United in Hatred: Occupy and Ferguson

    08/28/2014 9:38:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 29, 2014 | Charlotte Hays
    A Washington Post story headlined “Not Their Grandfather’s Protest” sought to depict the Ferguson riots, triggered by the fatal shooting of a black youth by a white police officer, as a new generation of the Civil Rights movement. Not so. As much as we mourn the tragic death of Michael Brown, we can’t help noticing that the mob in Ferguson was destructive, hateful, and only too eager to liquidate small businesses that provided a livelihood for people whose only sin was doing business in Ferguson, Mo. Watching the Ferguson riots on TV, I spotted a sign that said, “Begin the...
  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Recalls ‘Porky’ Crack By Male Colleague

    08/28/2014 2:54:05 PM PDT · by mikrofon · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 28, 2014 | Arlette Saenz
    In her upcoming book “Off the Sidelines,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., reveals she was the subject of insensitive comments about her weight from male colleagues in the House and Senate. According to an excerpt posted by PEOPLE magazine, Gillibrand details an incident in her book where a male colleague  saw her in the gym said, “Good thing you’re working out, because you wouldn’t want to get porky!” According to the Huffington Post, Gillibrand responded, “”Thanks, a–hole.”
  • Sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspect charged with making bomb threat

    08/28/2014 1:27:30 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | Thu August 28, 2014 | Rande Laboni
    The sister of the Boston marathon bombing suspect was arrested in New York City Wednesday for allegedly making a bomb threat, police said. Ailina Tsarnaev, 24, sister of Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was charged with aggravated harassment after a bomb threat was made by phone to another woman on Monday. The recipient -- whose name was not released -- notified police of the threat, according to NYPD Lt. John Grimpel. Ailina Tsarnaev, a resident of North Bergen, New Jersey, turned herself in to authorities on Wednesday.
  • Police Sergeants’ Union Warns Against Democratic Convention in Brooklyn

    08/27/2014 6:46:28 AM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    NYT ^ | 8-27-2014 | MATT FLEGENHEIMER and J. DAVID GOODMANAUG
    MATT FLEGENHEIMER and J. DAVID GOODMANAUGAugust 26, 2014 A union of New York City police sergeants warned the Democratic National Committee on Tuesday against holding its 2016 convention in Brooklyn, issuing an open letter that doubled as a broadside against a mayoral administration with which some officers have grown increasingly frustrated. In the letter, addressed to the group Mayor Bill de Blasio wooed during its visit to New York two weeks ago, the president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, Edward D. Mullins, said the city was going “backward to the bad old days of high crime, danger-infested public spaces and...
  • How New Yorkers Prep for 'Doomsday': New Yorkers worry about natural disasters, terrorist threats

    08/25/2014 9:18:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Newser ^ | August 25, 2014 | Neal Colgrass
    New Yorkers are preparing for "doomsday" in a way that doesn't involve guns, bunkers, or earmarked pages in Revelations, LiveScience reports. Survivalists at one group, NYC Preppers, are planning to safely flee the city in case of a natural disaster or terrorist attack. "They simply don't have the space to build a bunker," says sociologist Anna Bounds, who is studying the survivalists. She says they devise escape routes (including by kayak), keep the car filled with gas, and figure out which home appliances are likely to work in different emergencies. They also take long walks to practice carrying a "bug-out"...
  • NYT Op-Ed: It's a 'Moral Hazard' to Call ISIS 'Evil' or a 'Cancer'

    In a Friday op-ed which appeared in the paper's international print edition on Saturday and which can reasonably be seen as giving voice to an editorial board which wouldn't dare put their name to it, La Salle University Political Science Professor Michael Boyle strenuously objected to recent characterizations of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). We can't call ISIS "evil." We also shouldn't call them a "cancer," or "savage," or "barbaric." Oh, and the fact that George W. Bush called Al Qaeda "evildoers" is why ISIS came to be, and why our problems with radical Islam are now...
  • New York and California Migration to Other States is Helping Liberals Take Over America

    08/24/2014 7:30:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/24/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    America is suffering from two failed state colonization problems.One is migration from failed states in the Third World. The second is migration from failed liberal cities and states like California and New York City to more traditional and less densely populated parts of the country.The pattern is simple for both. Carry on the same destructive behavior that wrecked your country/city/state after you moved to get away from it.The same people fleeing high taxes, high crime and poor services are exporting the same problem by voting for liberal politicians. That helped make it possible for Obama to win nationally and for...
  • New York Friday sermon: “Muslims are obligated to fight”

    08/24/2014 6:36:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/24/2014 | Robert Spencer
    “It is our narrative, it is our story, that we will fight every corrupt leader and every corrupt government until the lands of the world are free, and have justice from sea to sea, from mountain range to mountain range, from desert to desert, from forest to forest, from city to city, and from street to street.” Justice, for a Muslim American Society operative like Rami Kawas, means Sharia. The Muslim American Society is one of the Muslim Brotherhood’s chief operating arms in the United States.“New York Friday Sermon: U.S. Muslims Should Boycott Coca-Cola, Nestle,” MEMRI, August 8, 2014 (thanks...
  • Remington to layoff 105 by week's end (Due to NY SAFE Act, business conditions)

    08/24/2014 3:35:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Herkimer Telegram ^ | August 18, 2014 | Stephanie Sorrell-White
    ILION — Herkimer County officials vowed to help affected Remington Arms employees Monday afternoon as news spread the gun manufacturer will layoff more than 100 of its employees by the end of the week. Herkimer County Legislature Chairman Vincent Bono said he learned about the 105 layoffs through county Administrator James Wallace and then from Karin Zipko of Herkimer County Working Solutions. “We're gearing up our programs that are offered, including retraining and job searches,” said Bono, R-Schuyler, during a telephone interview Monday. “It's unclear whether some will be called back. That's unknown.” “It's unfortunate,” added Bono about the layoffs,...
  • First Entirely 3D Printed Estate is Coming to NY, Including a 2400 Sqft House, Pool & More

    08/23/2014 2:35:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    3D Print.com blog ^ | August 20, 2014 | Eddie Krassenstein, CEO, AY.com, Web Developer, Domain Investor, Internet Marketer
    Building site of the first ever 3D printed estate in Gardiner, New York. New York City architect/contractor Adam Kushner begins construction of the first ever 3D printed estate, which features a 3D printed swimming pool, 4-bedroom, 2400 square foot home, and more. The 3D printer which will be a modified version of Enrico DiniÂ’s D-shape printer, will, if all goes as planned, eventually be able to automatically place rebar within the 3D printed house, as it prints. We have covered a lot of news concerning the 3D printing of houses, over the course of the last year or so. Whether...
  • DA’s clerk charged with trying to trade info for crack

    08/21/2014 2:48:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 19, 2014 | Sophia Rosenbaum
    Now that’s a good wife! A clerk at the Staten Island District Attorney’s Office scored free crack cocaine for her husband from a convicted drug dealer in exchange for tips on whether he was being investigated by her boss, court documents revealed Tuesday.
  • New York Mayor de Blasio Stands Firm on Refusal to Reimburse Public for Personal Trips

    08/19/2014 10:04:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 18, 2014 6:22 p.m. ET | Michael Howard Saul
    Mayor Bill de Blasio says he won't reimburse the taxpayers for personal trips when his security detail is at the wheel, even though New York City's other top elected officials have said they would. For the first time Monday afternoon, Mr. de Blasio addressed criticism from government watchdogs and former elected officials who have questioned his ethics for allowing the public to fund out-of-town private travel, an issue raised in report published last week in The Wall Street Journal. Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat, said he would abide by a March 2009 advisory opinion from the city's Conflicts of Interest...
  • The very familiar story of P.O. Darren Wilson stirs memories of NYCPD Sgt Ed Johnson

    08/19/2014 10:33:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/19/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson has likely never heard of Edward L. Johnson, a New York City Police Sergeant who was killed by an alcoholic psycho on a cold January day more than 54 years ago. But those who passed through the NYCPD Academy during the 1960s remember the story of how Sergeant Johnson died because it was part of the Firearms Training curriculum. As the story goes, Sgt Johnson and his driver were called to a Bowery soup kitchen to back up a team of officers who were attempting to arrest a drunken, psychotic client who was using a...
  • New York City Council Speaker reveals she has 'high risk HPV'

    08/18/2014 1:33:50 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | August 18, 2014 | Lydia Warren
    Melissa Mark-Viverito, 45, shared her diagnosis on Twitter on Sunday She learned she had the infection after her first appointment with a gynecologist in two years - and encouraged women to get checked HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection and can lead to cervical cancer, as well as other cancers New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has revealed she has 'high risk HPV', a sexually-transmitted disease that can cause cancer. She made the announcement on Twitter on Sunday, explaining that she learned about her human papillomavirus diagnosis on Friday following a long overdue gynecologist's appointment. [Snip]...
  • Petition to Save Holy Innocents Church in Manhattan

    08/17/2014 9:24:38 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The New Liturgical Movement ^ | 8/17/14 | Gregory DiPippo
    Many of our readers have undoubtedly heard that Holy Innocents Church, the only church in Manhattan where the Extraordinary Form is celebrated daily, faces the possibility of closure by the Archdiocese of New York. Via Rorate Caeli, which has reported on the situation several times, the following brief video published by our friends at Regina Magazine, shows several nice images of the church’s vibrant pastoral life, and ends with a link to a petition to Cardinal Dolan to keep the church open and operating.
  • NYTimes Reporter: Obama ‘Greatest Enemy To Press Freedom In A Generation’

    08/17/2014 11:10:47 AM PDT · by lbryce · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 17, 2014 | Jamie Weinstein
    President Barack Obama is no friend of press freedom, says a New York Times reporter who may be sent to jail for refusing to reveal a source. “A lot of people still think this is some kind of game or signal or spin,” reporter James Risen told his own paper in a profile about his plight published Saturday. “They don’t want to believe that Obama wants to crack down on the press and whistle-blowers. But he does. He’s the greatest enemy to press freedom in a generation.” Risen’s troubles stem from the 2006 publication of his book “State of War,”...
  • Neighborhood where Eric Garner died ... has only gotten worse:

    08/17/2014 6:38:55 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 6 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 08/17/2014 | BY ERIK BADIA , JOHN MARZULLI , LARRY MCSHANE
    A rattled Staten Island landlord repeatedly contacted the cops about the nightmare on Bay St.: dope dealers, cigarette peddlers, public urination, threats of rape and assault. Then Eric Garner, a suspected seller of untaxed cigarettes, died in the midst of his July 17 arrest. A month later, things on the block are even more out of control. “It has only gotten worse, much worse, since Eric died,” the landlord told the Daily News ahead of Sunday’s one-month anniversary of Garner’s death. “Now the police, they don’t want to have another incident there so they have a hands-off approach,” said the...
  • Iowa Senate: Ernst (R) 43%, Braley (D) 43%

    08/13/2014 10:10:03 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 13, 2014
    Will she or won’t she? The race to replace Iowa Democratic Senator Tom Harkin couldn’t be any closer. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Iowa Voters finds Republican Joni Ernst and Democrat Bruce Braley tied with 43% support each. Six percent (6%) like some other candidate and eight percent (8%) are undecided.
  • Video: Hillary: When I’m ‘President Again’

    11/08/2007 8:29:18 AM PST · by rwa265 · 65 replies · 247+ views
    CNN "Situation Room" ^ | 11/7/7 | ianschwartz
    Slip of the tongue? Yesterday on CNN’s “The Situation Room” Hillary Clinton spoke about what she would do about licensing illegal immigrants when she is president again. Watch:
  • Woman chases down, bearhugs alleged phone thief

    08/16/2014 1:00:58 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 18 replies
    A dramatic photo captured the moment on Friday when a Brooklyn mugging victim became a crime fighter — as she busted the punk who allegedly snatched her cellphone and held him in a bear hug for the cops. Clara Vondrich, 36, was taking a business phone call while standing in front of a Williamsburg coffee shop on South Third Street at 1:20 p.m. when the teen approached her with two pals.
  • Monticello Mayor, Code Officer Arrested (near Catskills New York)

    08/16/2014 2:21:04 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 22 replies
    Times Herald-Record ^ | August 15, 2014 | Steve Israel
    MONTICELLO — Embattled Monticello Mayor Gordon Jenkins and village Code Enforcement Officer James Snowden were arrested Thursday and charged with several felonies and misdemeanors in connection with the demolition of the old village justice court. The charges include third-degree bribe receiving, second-degree criminal mischief, fifth-degree conspiracy and endangering public health, safety and the environment. Jenkins was also charged with third-degree intimidating a witness. That charge is related to his November 2013 arrest on charges of drunken driving and resisting arrest. According to the indictment by a Sullivan County grand jury, Jenkins called a witness a "snitch" and told him to...
  • Couple arrested in kidnapping of two Amish girls

    08/15/2014 7:41:29 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 August 2014 | Ashley Collman For Mailonline
    A couple has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of two Amish girls who went missing Wednesday night from their farm in Upstate New York. Fannie and Delila Miller, ages 12 and 6, reappeared after 24 hours missing when they knocked on a stranger's doorstep 36 miles from their home in Oswegatchie, New York. They have since been reunited with their family. On Friday, local authorities announced the arrests of Stephen Howells II, 39, and 25-year-old Nicole Vaisey. According to the suspects' Facebook accounts, they appear to be a couple.
  • Peculiar: New York Times Reporters Stick Up for Hamas on Social Media, Television

    08/13/2014 9:20:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 12, 2014 | Clay Waters
    As a 72-hour ceasefire takes hold in Israel, New York Times Gaza-based reporters remain locked in a peculiar moral equivalency between Israel and the terrorist group Hamas bent on the nation's destruction, with reporters taking pains on social media and television to stick up for Hamas, dismissing the idea of Hamas harassment of journalists as "nonsense," and even criticizing Hillary Clinton for taking on the group.. Reporter Anne Barnard appeared on Sunday's edition of CNN's Reliable Sources, hosted by former Times colleague Brian Stelter. When Stelter asked Barnard about the "biggest misconceptions" in the coverage offered by naysayers "thousands of...
  • Times Square Protest Not Spontaneous

    08/14/2014 9:48:14 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 35 replies
    Aug 15, 2014 | Ray76
    The protest in Times Square is not spontaneous but planned and coordinated http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/effort-of-love-cities-across-us-hold-vigils-for-michael-brown https://storify.com/FeministaJones/national-moment-of-silence-nmos14 planned and coordinated by “Feminista Jones” http://twitchy.com/2014/08/14/nmos14-vigils-demonstrations-protest-police-brutality-nationwide-photos/#disqus_thread http://feministajones.com/blog/ “Sex-Positive Feminism, Race, Politics, and Kinky Things” With help from ColorOfChange.org. "On August 9, 2014 a Ferguson police officer racially profiled and fatally shot unarmed, Black, 18-year-old, Michael Brown as he walked to his grandmother's residence with a friend." - ColorOfChange ColorOfChange.org was co-founded by James Rucker, former Director Of MoveOn.org. Rucker also co-founded the Secretary of State Project He is a member of the board of directors of the Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Protesters rally in NYC in solidarity with Ferguson

    08/14/2014 6:10:08 PM PDT · by blueplum · 28 replies
    FOX ^ | August 14, 2014 4:45pm PDT | staff
    <p>NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Demonstrators gathered rallied in Manhattan Thursday evening to protest the shooting death of a Missouri teen.</p> <p>A police officer in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis, shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. Rallies in that community turned tense and violent and heavily armed police officers clashed with protestors.</p>
  • Times Square Shut Down By Thousands Marching As Ferguson Protests Spin-Off Across The Country

    08/14/2014 7:34:00 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 180 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 August 2014 | By Josh Gardner For Mailonline and Louise Boyle For Mailonline
    The fifth night of demonstrations in support of gunned down Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown saw scores of protesters marching through the streets of New York in a vigil that culminated in Times Square Thursday night. Tensions flared as some protestors attempted to shove their way through a police barricade set up in their path toward the beating heart of the city. Police held their own and tempers soon calmed, but as night gripped New York, the already congested Times Square ground to a halt as thousands flowed into the streets to demand an end to police brutality and militarization...
  • Desperate search for two Amish girls abducted from their family's roadside vegetable stand

    08/14/2014 10:40:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    mail online ^ | Lydia Warren For Mailonline
    A desperate search is underway for two Amish girls after they were apparently abducted from their family's roadside stand in northern New York last night. Six-year-old Delila Miller and 12-year-old Fannie Miller were bundled into a white car as they went to help a customer in Oswegatchie around 7.20pm on Wednesday, according to reports. On Thursday, St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells said his office has received 'numerous leads' and that state troopers, forest rangers and U.S. Border Patrol agents were part of the search. Dive teams have also been called in to scour the nearby Oswegatchie River. 'There's no...
  • Nothing to worry about: ‘ISIS sympathizer’ arrested at New York City airport

    08/11/2014 10:39:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/11/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Those current and former members of America’s intelligence community who are allowed to speak publicly have long been warning that ISIS poses a threat to American national security. George W. Bush’s former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor Juan Zarate warned that Iraq has become “a cauldron of future terrorist threats to the west.” Obama’s former acting CIA Director Mike Morell observed that ISIS’s second goal after securing a caliphate in Iraq and Syria is to “use that as a safe haven to attack the United States.” Even Secretary of State John Kerry has cautioned...
  • Lies Surrounding 'the Central Park Jogger' Case

    08/10/2014 8:58:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2014 | Jack Kerwick
    Twenty-five years ago, Trisha Meili—“the Central Park jogger”—was a 28 year-old employee for a prestigious Manhattan investment banker when she was mercilessly beaten, raped, and left for dead by thugs. Meili lost approximately 80 percent of her blood. Her skull was fractured to the point that her one eye had popped out of its socket. On the scale of 3 to 15 that neurologists use to gauge brain functioning, Meili’s was assigned a rating of 4. She spent nearly the next two weeks in a coma, with experts expecting her to die. This crime became a racially explosive issue,...
  • Obama, With Reluctance, Returns to Action in Iraq [NYT covers for the man child. Again.]

    08/09/2014 2:52:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    NYT ^ | 8/7/14 | Peter Baker
    In sending warplanes back into the skies over Iraq, President Obama on Thursday night found himself exactly where he did not want to be. Hoping to end the war in Iraq, Mr. Obama became the fourth president in a row to order military action in that graveyard of American ambition.... Obama made a point of reassuring a war-weary public that the president who pulled American forces out of Iraq at the end of 2011 had no intention of fighting another full-scale war there.
  • Obama on the World

    President Obama Talks to Thomas L. Friedman About Iraq, Putin and Israel ... Asked whether he should be more vigorous in pressing Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the Palestinian Authority’s president, Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen, to reach a land-for-peace deal, the president said, it has to start with them. Prime Minister Netanyahu’s “poll numbers are a lot higher than mine” and “were greatly boosted by the war in Gaza,” Obama said. “And so if he doesn’t feel some internal pressure, then it’s hard to see him being able to make some very difficult compromises, including taking...
  • Obama: Bibi Too Strong in Polls to Compromise

    08/09/2014 2:44:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/8/14 | Gil Ronen
    U.S. President Barack Obama opined in a New York Times interview that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is too popular at the moment to make territorial compromises with the Palestinian Authority. Asked whether he should be more vigorous in pressing Netanyahu, and the Palestinian Authority’s president, Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen, to reach a land-for-peace deal, Obama said that this has to start with them. Prime Minister Netanyahu’s “poll numbers are a lot higher than mine” and “were greatly boosted by the war in Gaza,” Obama said. “And so if he doesn’t feel some internal pressure, then it’s hard...
  • Obama: "I Don't Worry About Israel's Survival"

    08/09/2014 12:09:39 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 26 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 9, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    From Thomas Friedman's interview with President Obama published August 8, 2014: TOM FRIEDMAN, NEW YORK TIMES: Are you worried about Israel's long-term survivability? I've been there for the last week watching the war. What does it feel like to you? PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, it is amazing to see what Israel has become over the last several decades. I mean, you think about the dream of the early Zionists to have scratched out of rock this incredibly vibrant, incredibly successful and wealthy and powerful country is a testament to the ingenuity and the energy and vision of the Jewish people. And...
  • Many a Truth: Obama Says 'I Don't Worry About Israel's Survival'

    08/09/2014 7:35:43 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Today's New York Times op-ed page includes a wide-ranging interview on foreign policy that Thomas Friedman conducted with President Obama. Let's break down some of the low-lights. Excerpts from interview in italics, with my comments following. And sure, when President Obama said "I don't worry about Israel's survival," he explained his insouciance in terms of Israel's military might. But was he telling a deeper truth? Obama made clear that he is only going to involve America more deeply in places like the Middle East to the extent that the different communities there agree to an inclusive politics of no victor/no...
  • Fear of ‘Another Benghazi’ Drove White House to Airstrikes in Iraq

    08/09/2014 10:30:16 AM PDT · by mojito · 44 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 8/8/2014 | MARK LANDLER, ALISSA J. RUBIN, MARK MAZZETTI and HELENE COOPER
    On Wednesday evening, moments after finishing a summit meeting with African leaders at the State Department, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff delivered a stark message to President Obama as they rode back to the White House in Mr. Obama’s limousine. The Kurdish capital, Erbil, once an island of pro-American tranquillity, was in the path of rampaging Sunni militants, the chairman, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, told the president. And to the west, the militants had trapped thousands of members of Iraqi minority groups on a barren mountaintop, with dwindling supplies, raising concerns about a potential genocide. With American...
  • VANITY---How Can I Get an Astorino Lawn Sign????

    08/09/2014 3:06:18 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 23 replies
    I've been trying till I'm blue in the face to get an Astorino Lawn Sign!!
  • Unwavering Support of Israel Harms U.S. Interests, Encourages Extremism (He's serious!)

    08/06/2014 2:29:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 6, 2014 | Professor Rashid Khalidi, Columbia University
    The blatant partiality of the United States in favor of Israel has already turned the words “peace process” into a bitter joke. Over many decades, American indulgence of Israel has blighted prospects of any resolution of the conflict with the Palestinians. Consequently, occupation has been entrenched and Israeli colonization of the West Bank and East Jerusalem has metastasized, going from under 200,000 illegal settlers in 1991 to over 600,000 today. This partiality only increases when Israel goes to war. By guaranteeing Israel impunity in its military actions, the United States has contributed massively to the bloodshed in Gaza in recent...
  • Valerie Jarrett in secret meetings with Elizabeth Warren, author Ed Klein says

    08/08/2014 5:21:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 8, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    New York Times best-selling author and long-time journalist Ed Klein said that Valerie Jarrett has been engaging in secret meetings with Sen. Elizabeth Warren in recent months, giving rise to speculations that the Massachusetts political newcomer is actually the administration’s choice to head the White House in 2016. “President Obama has authorized Valerie Jarrett, his most important political adviser, to hold secret meetings with Elizabeth Warren to encourage her to challenge Hillary Clinton because the Obamas do not want to see the Clintons succeed them in the White House,” Mr. Klein said during a broadcast interview on “America’s Forum” on...
  • (NY Mayor) De Blasio’s Prekindergarten Expansion Collides With Church-State Divide

    08/07/2014 2:52:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 4, 2014 | SHARON OTTERMAN
    Children at St. Lucy’s School in the Bronx attended a summer program in July. St. Lucy’s will offer six publicly funded pre-k classes in the fall. Credit Ángel Franco/The New York Times The biblical story of Noah’s Ark will be taught, without mention of who told Noah to build it. Challah, the Jewish bread eaten on the Sabbath, will be baked, but no blessings said over it. Some crucifixes will be removed, but others left hanging.These are the kinds of church-state gymnastics that New York City and some religious schools are performing as Mayor Bill de Blasio expands government-funded prekindergarten....
  • Bedbugs Are Just Using the Subway to Get to More Beds

    08/07/2014 4:01:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 8/7 | Adam K. Raymond
    Like human beings, who use the New York City subway system for transportation between two destinations of an unwalkable distance, the bedbugs found on three N-line subway cars earlier this week were just using the train to get around the city. Their destinations included the lockers of MTA employees and the home of one conductor. Along with fumigating the infested trains, including a fourth train on the N-line, the MTA has sent a bug-sniffing dog to inspect the remaining cars. The most worrying detail about the MTA's bedbug infestation, though, may be that the conductor who found one of the...
  • Squeegee men are back and terrorizing city streets

    08/07/2014 8:32:15 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 7, 2014 | Erin Calabrese, Kathleen Culliton and Bruce Golding
    They were the ultimate symbol of the lawlessness and blight of the 1980s and early 1990s — and now they’re making a comeback. Squeegee men are menacing motorists across New York City, including spots near the Holland, Lincoln and Queens-Midtown tunnels, as well as the Queensboro Bridge, The Post has learned. Residents and drivers who pass through the areas said the panhandlers are spraying and wiping windshields without permission to shake down drivers for cash. Benthins, who has also been seen with a squeegee near Times Square, was using a wadded-up copy of the amNewYork free newspaper as a rag....
  • Hillary Clinton Launching Presidential Campaign In New York City? (w/Poll to FReep)

    08/06/2014 9:35:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | August 5, 2014 | Elizabeth Wagmeister and Chloe Melas
    It appears Hillary Clinton has launched her 2016 presidential campaign. HollywoodLife.com can exclusively report that Hillary has leased office space on a high-level floor of a corporate New York City office building, overlooking Times Square, for what sources are saying, is her campaign headquarters. It looks like Hillary Clinton has officially begun her campaign to be the next President of the United States. Three sources tell HollywoodLife.com that the former Secretary of State has rented sunny, spacious digs for two years in a midtown office tower, as the headquarters for her 2016 presidential bid. Hillary Clinton Sets Up Campaign Headquarters...
  • Nascar SCS Cheez-it 355 at Watkins Glen Intl Sunday August 10 on ESPN at 1:00 PM ET

    08/05/2014 7:29:18 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 262 replies
  • Report: 6 Tested in NYC Tested for Ebola; News Withheld from Public

    08/05/2014 5:50:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 118 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 4, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta spoke about six patients in New York City that were tested for Ebola and one who had recently traveled to Africa that is undergoing tests for the Ebola virus on Monday’s broadcast of “Wolf.” Gupta said, “I would guess by tomorrow sometime we'll have a better idea” what malady the individual has. He also pointed out that even though the patient isn’t in isolation, “This isn't the kind of thing that they worry about spreading to other patients in the hospital, spreading to people who are walking around the hospital. This is not an airborne virus....
  • Patients’ Symptoms Raise Concern About Ebola in New York

    08/04/2014 8:05:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    nytimes ^ | DENISE GRADY and MARC SANTORAAUG
    Heightened concern about the Ebola virus has led to alarms being raised at three hospitals in New York City. But so far, no Ebola cases have turned up. The latest episode involved a man who had recently been to West Africa, and who went to the emergency room at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan late Sunday with a high fever and gastrointestinal problems, the hospital reported on Monday.
  • New York patient ‘unlikely to have Ebola,’ Health Department says

    08/04/2014 7:09:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/04/2014 | By Elahe Izadi
    A man who was tested for Ebola at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital on Monday is “unlikely” to have the virus, the city’s health department said. “After consultation with CDC and Mount Sinai, the Health Department has concluded that the patient is unlikely to have Ebola,” the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a statement early Monday evening. “Specimens are being tested for common causes of illness and to definitively exclude Ebola.” The male patient had come to the hospital’s emergency room early Monday morning with a high fever and gastrointestinal problems, according to the...
  • Man Being Tested At Mount Sinai Hospital For Possible Ebola Virus

    08/04/2014 2:32:50 PM PDT · by mojito · 70 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 8/4/2014 | Unattributed
    A patient at Mount Sinai Hospital was under treatment Monday afternoon, after being tested after traveling to a country where the Ebola virus is present, the hospital said in a statement. The man arrived at the East Harlem medical center’s emergency room early Monday morning with high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms. The man told doctors he had recently traveled to a West African country where Ebola has been reported, the hospital said. The man has been placed in “strict isolation” and is undergoing various tests to determine the cause of the symptoms, the hospital said.