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  • Cuomo Says He’s Reaching Out To ‘Rockefeller Republicans’

    10/01/2014 12:15:17 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    As his campaign released a new TV ad featuring an endorsement from, literally, a Rockefeller Republican, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters on Wednesday he plans to reach out to moderates in the GOP. “I’m reaching out to Democrats, but I’m going to campaign the way I govern,” Cuomo said. “I’m also reaching out to moderate Republicans because my politics, my governing philosophy was fiscally responsible and socially progressive. That is what the overwhelming majority of New Yorkers are.” Cuomo has worked well with Republicans in Albany over the last four years, winning measures on socially liberal provisions such as same-sex...
  • Smoking Gun Evidence That The New York Fed Serves The Interests Of Goldman Sachs

    09/29/2014 2:03:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    TEC ^ | 09/28 | Michael Snyder
    For years, many people have suspected that the New York Fed is more or less controlled by the "too big to fail" banks. Well, now we have smoking gun evidence that this is indeed the case. A very brave lawyer named Carmen Segarra made a series of audio recordings while she was working for the New York Fed. The 46 hours of meetings and conversations that she recorded are being called "the Ray Rice video for the financial sector" because of the explosive content that they contain. What these recordings reveal are regulators that are deeply afraid to do anything...
  • Did Holder resign because he can no longer trust the FBI to be his personal army of thugs?

    09/26/2014 9:02:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/26/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder is great news for the continued life of our republic. Patriotic Americans are sighing in relief and saying, “Good riddance to a lawless tyrant!” This joyous event brings to mind the startling glut of gut punches brought to bear last March by the FBI against Democrat “sacred cows;” punches which were clearly thrown without permission from Holder or any of his top aides. The FBI raided offices and arrested or indicted a half dozen usually protected Democrat minorities. Last spring within a two week period, Democrats who by their membership in protected groups...
  • Islamic State terrorist: We’ll ‘make some attacks in New York soon’

    09/26/2014 11:54:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 26, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    An Islamic State terrorist bluntly told a VICE News journalist that his group is going to strike New York City any day now and that his radicalized “brothers” are mobilizing at this very moment. Mr. Shirdon is a Canadian citizen who went to Iraq to fight with the Islamic State. In a different video that was released previously, he is seen burning his passport and vowing to wreak havoc on the United States and on Canada, The Blaze reported....
  • Hot Mic Catches News Anchors’ Bashing Government Assistance & #EBT – Social Media Promptly Erupts

    09/26/2014 12:20:02 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 9-25-2014 | Juan Leon
    (strong language warning) There’s a time and a place for everything and for these two News 12 The Bronx anchors, they picked the wrong time and definitely the wrong place to vent personal opinions that were destined to generate some controversy. TV Spy reports: Yesterday morning at around 8:25 a.m., News 12 The Bronx anchors Amy Yensi and Matt Pieper were caught in an open-mic moment. The pair were about to report on the need for school crossing guards in certain areas, when they made the following off-the-cuff comments on air.
  • CBS' Phil Simms to avoid saying 'Redskins' in tonight's nationally televised NFL game in Washington

    09/25/2014 2:08:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 25 September 2014
    NEW YORK — CBS lead analyst Phil Simms plans to try to avoid saying “Redskins” during Washington’s nationally televised game against the New York Giants. ... Simms’ broadcast partner, play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz, said then that it’s “not my job to take a stance.”
  • Astorino for NY Govenor Signs: If You Want Them, I Got "Em

    09/24/2014 2:11:25 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU
    If you need Rob Astorino signs and you live in Wayne, Ontario and Seneca counties, I have some for you as well as window stickers.
  • The Emperor’s New Climate

    09/24/2014 11:56:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2014 | Bob Barr
    Last weekend, an estimated 300,000 “climate change” evangelists flooded the streets of New York City, creating traffic jams and leaving the streets littered with trash and waste. Their publicly-stated goal? -- to raise awareness about "climate change," as if decades of yelling, bullying, and name-calling has not left the public well-aware of the movement's agenda. As expected, the march attracted its usual suspects clothed in their standard green hypocrisy. Al Gore left the march in an SUV. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an environmental lawyer, got testy with a reporter when asked if he was going to “lead by example” and...
  • Bill de Blasio: ‘The First Amendment Is a Little More Important Than Traffic’

    09/23/2014 9:01:20 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    observer.com ^ | September 23, 2014 | Jillian Jorgensen
    Protesters calling for more attention to the issue of climate change may have tied up traffic Monday, but they sure got their point across. Mayor Bill de Blasio praised the intentions of those who took to the streets over the last few days — including yesterday’s Occupy Wall Street-style protest that was met with just over 100 arrests — after delivering a short speech about the city’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions at the Untied Nations Climate Summit today. “I think the First Amendment is a little more important than traffic,” Mr. de Blasio said when asked about disruptions caused...
  • High-profile New York event highlights Clinton's 'elite' image

    09/23/2014 9:13:31 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies
    reuters.com ^ | September 23, 2014 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    When Hillary Clinton rubs shoulders with financial executives and philanthropic giants at the Clinton Global Initiative's meeting this week, it will underscore the tension between her elite connections and populist image likely to feature in her expected 2016 presidential campaign. Seen by liberal critics as a close ally of the global elite, she will have to appeal to middle class voters after facing criticism this summer that she is out of touch. Clinton drew the ire of progressives and Republicans alike in June by saying she was "dead broke" after leaving the White House as first lady in 2001. And...
  • Gun Control Activist Who Swore He Forgot He Was Packing Heat At School Gets JOKE Sentence

    09/23/2014 5:56:28 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies
    Back in February, a Buffalo, N.Y. community activist who pushed for a highly restrictive 2013 gun control law was arrested for — wait for it — carrying a gun illegally at a public elementary school. The wheels of criminal justice have now slowly, slowly churned to completion. And wouldn’t you know it? The judge in the case has now found it in his heart to give the heat-packing activist, Dwayne Ferguson, a generously light sentence. On Monday, Judge John L. Michalek sentenced Ferguson to 100 hours of community service and a conditional discharge, according
  • New Jersey hiker killed by black bear: police

    09/22/2014 10:59:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 86 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 22, 2014 | Ellen Wulfhorst
    The bear began to follow the hikers and they scattered... Four of them regrouped but Patel was missing and they contacted police, it said. Patel's body was found about two hours later. "Evidence at the scene indicated that the victim had been attacked by a bear. ... In New York state, a bear killed a 5-month-old girl in 2002 after knocking her out of a stroller and dragging her into the woods of the Catskills Mountains.
  • You Will Never See iPhone Lines The Same After Watching This Unsettling Video in New York City

    09/22/2014 10:48:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/22/2014 | Jay Yarow
    On Friday, we, like many others, published photos of thousands of people standing in line to buy the new iPhone, the iPhone 6. Most people think of these lines as being filled with crazed fanboys who just can't wait to get their hands on the latest product from Apple. However, filmmaker Casey Neistat (via Re/code) created a six-minute video that shows there is a dark, disturbing side to these lines.The lines are not filled only with crazed fanboys. Neistat shows that the lines are filled with people waiting for days to buy an iPhone 6, only to flip it as...
  • Shocking Anti-Islam Ad Campaign Coming To New York City Buses And Subways

    09/20/2014 7:27:13 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 99 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 20 September 2014 | Tyler Durden
    In a move that is certain to further escalate already stretched racial tensions in America's most cosmopolitan city, some 100 New York City buses will soon carry jarring anti-Islamic posters which feature photos of an ISIS beheading victim, his alleged executioner, Adolf Hitler, declare "Yesterday's moderate [Muslim] is today's headline" and proclaim "It's not Islamophobia, it's Islamorealism" as part of an "educational campaign." According to the NY Daily News, the ads, paid for by flame-throwing blogger Pamela Geller, at a cost of $100,000, are intended as an “education campaign” to warn of the “problem with jihad” and Islamic sharia law,...
  • How To Survive A Beheading Attempt

    09/20/2014 9:58:05 AM PDT · by IChing · 48 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 9/19/14 | Donald Joy
    The good news first: Australian authorities have fortunately discovered and broken up a in-progress plot by Muslims to stalk, attack, and behead random innocent people on the streets of that country. Meanwhile, here in America this week our own law enforcement nabbed an accused ISIS supporter from Yemen, living in Rochester, New York, who is charged with actively recruiting for ISIS and providing weapons and material support for said recruits to attack U.S. military personnel. Now the bad news: There are still countless numbers of jihadists (Muslims) here among us, and ISIS operatives have repeatedly Tweeted their plans and commands...
  • Liam Neeson speaks out in favor of gun control (Hypocrite Alert!)

    09/20/2014 11:41:43 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 104 replies
    Facebook/TakenMovies Liam Neeson, legendary Irish actor and star of such films as Takenand Non-Stop, does not identify with the hardcore, gun-toting action heroes he so often portrays. "I am totally for gun control in the U.S.," Neeson said in an interview with The Independent. "The population of America is roughly 300 million and there are 300 million guns in this country, which is terrifying." Neeson criticized the National Rifle Association's response to the 2012 shooting in Newton, Connecticut, which the actor summarized as, "If that teacher had been armed..." "It's crazy," Neeson said. "I'll give Britain its dues, when they had the Dunblane...
  • Gov. Cuomo calling up National Guard troops to boost security

    09/19/2014 4:34:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/19/14 | GLENN BLAIN , ANNIE KARNI
    Although saying there is "no specific threat" of a terror attack, Gov. Cuomo announced on Friday that he is calling up hundreds of National Guard troops and other personnel to beef up security in New York. Summoning reporters and legislative leaders to his midtown office, Cuomo said a comprehensive new security plan will be implemented to cover airports, transit hubs and large gathering points across the region. He declined to give specifics of the plan until he formally unveils it with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie next week.
  • Food stamp system to go down across New York this weekend

    09/19/2014 2:21:45 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 62 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | 9-19-14 | Marnie Eisenstadt
    Shop now if you depend on food stamps or cash assistance from New York. Neither will work starting early Sunday morning. The system will go down at midnight and isn't expected to come back online until noon Sunday. It's being shut down so the state can switch to a new company to run the program. It will take at least 12 hours to do the switch. Medicaid benefits are on the same card, but they will not be affected by the change. Nearly a third of the city's residents rely on food stamps, according to U.S. Census data. Toni Maxwell,...
  • NY Dem: ‘All My Heroes Were America’s Enemies’

    09/19/2014 12:13:49 PM PDT · by massmike · 43 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 09/19/2014 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    New York City councilman and State Assembly shoo-in Charles Barron has reiterated his admiration of dictators and said he hopes to host one of them — Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe — in the states … again. “I would love for him to come to Albany. I would love for him to come anywhere in the United States, really,” Barron said in a recent interview with the New York Observer. “I think he’s a shining example of an African leader on the African continent.” Barron famously hosted Mugabe as city councilman in 2002. Mugabe took control of Zimbabwe in 1983 and instituted...
  • The People Who Organized Occupy Wall Street Are Now Suing Each Other

    09/17/2014 6:48:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | September 17, 2014 | Rosie Gray
    The movement descends into litigation. “We can either go and beat him up or we can go to court.” WASHINGTON — Activists who organized the dormant Occupy Wall Street movement are suing another activist for control of the main Twitter account, and one of the plaintiffs says there was no other option but to turn to litigation to solve the dispute. The conflict centers around @OccupyWallStNYC, one of the main Twitter feeds that distributed information during the movement’s heyday in 2011. The OWS Media Group filed a lawsuit against organizer Justin Wedes on Wednesday, which is also the third anniversary...
  • NY Democrats seek citizen rights for illegal immigrants

    09/15/2014 6:43:09 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/15/14 | Carl Campanile
    Illegal aliens in New York could score billions in Medicaid and college-tuition money — along with driver’s licenses, voting rights and even the ability to run for office — if Democrats win control of the state Senate in November, the Post has learned. A little-known bill, dubbed “New York is Home,” would offer the most sweeping amnesty available anywhere in the country to nearly 3 million noncitizens living in the Empire State.
  • Black mob pounces on young white couple

    10/21/2013 4:23:54 AM PDT · by Anila · 51 replies
    WND ^ | 10/20/13 | Colin Flaherty
    Editors and readers of the New York Daily News want us to know that race had nothing to do with the ten black people who stopped a car and beat a young white couple in Brooklyn. All the while yelling racial epithets. “It’s not just a black and white thing,” reported the Daily News. “It’s stupid teenagers thinking they can do whatever they want.” The attack happened Monday, Oct. 14, six days before it appeared in print in the Daily News. A group of 10 black youths – one of them a 12-year-old girl – pummeled a husband and wife...
  • Brooklyn group of black youths blocks white couple's car, bloody victims in racial attack: cops

    10/21/2013 2:37:07 AM PDT · by sueuprising · 45 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | 10-21-13 | Thomas Tracy and Barry Paddock
    A group of 10 black youths — one of them a 12-year-old girl — surrounded a white couple's car in Brooklyn, viciously beating the husband and yanking the wife to the pavement by her hair as they peppered the two with racial slurs, authorities said. “Get those crackers!” some of them screamed, according to court papers. “Get that white whore!” The confrontation erupted about 7 p.m. Monday, as the marauding group crossed Avenue U at E. 58th St. near Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Mill Basin. Ronald Russo, 30, and his wife, Alanna, apparently had the green light and the...
  • Upstate New York braces as Remington Arms packs up to leave

    09/13/2014 8:32:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 99 replies
    Human Events ^ | 9/8/2014 | Raquel Okyay
    An upstate New York lawmaker said the loss of manufacturing jobs in the state last month is due to an anti-gun administration that has ignored pleas from local officials to be involved in the negotiating process. “Remington talks have come to a halt,” said Assemblyman Marc W. Butler (R.-Newport), whose district includes the Village of Ilion, where the Remington Outdoor Company has been located for almost 200 years. “We are losing 105 jobs at the Ilion primary plant,” said Butler. In February he predicted long-term consequences of Remington’s decision to expand to Huntsville, Ala., instead of Ilion, N.Y. The small...
  • After 30 Years Of Lies, NY Times Admits “Assault Weapons Are A Myth”

    09/13/2014 9:27:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 79 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 9/13/2014 | Bob Owens
    In a stunning op-ed released Friday, the NY Times finally admitted that “assault weapons” are a made-up political term fabricated by anti-gun Democrats. Op-ed writer Lois Beckett also admitted that once the term was manufactured and used to outlaw a class of weapons that dishonest anti-gun Democrats had used to con an entire nation, nothing happened.
  • Black councilwoman scolded by cops for inciting race riot, storms out of meeting (New York)

    09/13/2014 4:48:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | September 8, 2014 | Joe Saunders
    A race-baiting councilwoman in New York stormed out of a public meeting last week after a police sergeant called her out for trying to foment a riot. “You can’t talk about public safety and assist in public unrest,” said Troy, N.Y., police Sgt. Thomas Hoffman, who took the microphone Thursday at a Troy City Council meeting to describe Councilwoman Anastasia Robertson’s actions. According to Hoffman, the incident occurred when two white police officers patrolling a largely black neighborhood investigated a romantic dispute between two women, one white, one black. The white woman left the scene, Hoffman said, so the officers...
  • Fracking dollars help save a sports icon in fracking-free New York (NFL's Buffalo Bills)

    09/12/2014 1:37:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Barrel ^ | September 12, 2014 | John Kingston
    Another chapter in the never-ending love/hate relationship between New York and fracking. The former has banned the latter, as we’re sure you know. First, let’s go back to 2010. East Resources, which is a privately held independent oil and gas company operating in the Marcellus, among other areas, sells a vast amount of acreage in the Marcellus and other areas to Royal Dutch Shell for $4.7 billion. Then go back to earlier this year. Ralph Wilson, the only man who ever owned the Buffalo Bills, dies in March. So his heirs put the Bills–who haven’t made the NFL playoffs since...
  • Sampson's Consultant Convicted of Fraud (NY Dems)

    09/11/2014 1:54:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    NLPC ^ | September 11, 2014 | Ken Boehm
    Melvin E. Lowe, a New York political consultant, was found guilty yesterday of conspiring with State Senator John Sampson of Brooklyn (in photo) to defraud the New York Senate Campaign Committee out of $100,000. Sampson is under indictment on unrelated charges of embezzlement, obstruction of justice and making false statements to the FBI. He allegedly embezzled $440,000 from escrow accounts on foreclosed properties. Sampson and Lowe were caught up in an investigation prompted by NLPC's exposé of former State Senator Shirley Huntley, who was jailed for looting a nonprofit organization she founded, for which political allies had arranged to...
  • Judge: Hamburg Gun Sign Stays Up For Now

    09/11/2014 1:44:05 PM PDT · by mikrofon · 5 replies
    WBEN.com ^ | 9-11-2014 | Bauerle
    A Hamburg resident who was ordered to take down an anti-SAFE Act and  anti-Governor Cuomo signs along his fence will be allowed to leave it there for at least the next 30 days after a ruling in State Supreme Court Thursday  Scott Zwierucha is accused of a village code violation for the large banner on the fence of his South Park Avenue property. Right now, the sign says "New York is not Safe - Fight Cuomo- preserve your rights.", and he was under a order from the Hamburg town court to remove the signs by tomorrow. New York State Supreme Court Justice...
  • Report: Golf courses nixed President Obama

    09/10/2014 2:12:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 10, 2014 | Kendall Breitman
    Some of New York’s most exclusive golf clubs would not let President Barack Obama play over Labor Day weekend, according to a report. The Trump National Golf Club, Winged Foot and Willow Ridge rejected requests to let Obama tee off, which may have required the clubs to close their doors to regular members, WNBC reported. White House staffers allegedly gave just a day or two of notice to golf courses in the area where the president was scheduled to stay on Friday evening after attending fundraising events in New York and Rhode Island. Representatives of all three golf courses declined...
  • ALAS, BABYLON, Post your "post-attack" conditions of YOUR CITY here. Thread 01

    09/11/2001 12:33:38 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 131 replies · 1,553+ views
    AP, UPI, CNN, Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, BBC ^ | 11 SEP 01 (PEARL HARBOR PART 2) | DCBRYAN1
    Post your conditions or noticable behavior of your city officials here. Little Rock-
  • More Gay Groups Apply To March

    09/09/2014 4:45:20 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 44 replies
    Catholic League ^ | 9/9/14 | Bill Donohue
    Bill Donohue comments on a press conference held today on the steps of the New York Public Library: We had two staff members at the press conference, and what they reported is quite interesting. Three gay groups announced that they have applied to march in New York’s 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Irish Queers, Lavender and Green Alliance, and St. Pat’s for All. They are furious with parade officials for not including them, and they are particularly angry at NBC (the network that televises the parade) for securing the right of an NBC gay group, OUT@NBC, to march, but not...
  • Hong Kong, an aspirational society to emulate: Hong kong Succeeds While New York City Recedes

    09/09/2014 7:40:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 09/09/2014 | Richard Rahn
    Why is Hong Kong succeeding while New York City is receding? They are both world-class cities with about the same per-capita income and great natural harbors. New York is about 15 percent larger in population, while Hong Kong is about one-third larger in area (but unbuildable because of the steep terrain). Both have large immigrant populations who are seeking better lives. In my column last week, I explained how much of Hong Kong’s success was a result of it having the freest economy in the world, with low levels of government spending, low tax rates, a minimum of government regulation...
  • Two Brooklyn women tired of ´white people moving into the area´ force tenants

    09/08/2014 6:45:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    New York Daily News, ^ | 9/8/14 | Frank Green and Joseph Stepansky
    Two women were arrested after they robbed and then intimidated three tenants out of their Brooklyn apartment — and the crime was partly motivated by race and class resentment, law enforcement sources said. Precious Parker, 30, and Sabrina James, 23, knocked on the door of an apartment building on Ocean Ave. near Newkirk Ave. in Flatbush at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday and held a 34-year-old man, a 37-year-old man, and a 25-year-old woman at gunpoint demanding they move out or be killed, police said. The women then stole $800, an iPhone and personal information
  • NYPD Investigating Joan Rivers' Death

    09/07/2014 12:54:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 6, 2014 | Soo Youn
    Probe widens from the health department investigation.The New York Police Department is investigating Joan Rivers' death, a police source confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter on Saturday. The 81-year-old comedian passed away on Thursday after being taken off life support. The previous week, she had entered Yorkville Endoscopy for a routine procedure on her throat when she reportedly suffered cardiac arrest. She was admitted to Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan later that same day. "Yes, NYPD is investigating," the police source told THR. "We investigate all such deaths, meaning 'not by natural causes.' Although it might end up being ruled natural...
  • NY Climate Conference? Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That!

    09/06/2014 5:40:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/6/2014 | Megan Toombs
    Read the news. The. World. Is. A. Disaster. But, according to President Obama, “the world’s always been messy … we’re just noticing now in part because of social media.” #what? I guess, since Facebook and Twitter weren’t around, the folks who lived through World War I, World War II, and the Cold War never noticed those messy events. Be that as it may, even with all of the “messes” going on in the world, many leaders are taking a day to catch up in New York City at the UN Climate Summit, scheduled for September 23. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon...
  • NY Gun Shop Owner Forced to Hand Over 170 Customer Records

    09/05/2014 7:24:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 3, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    A SWAT team raided co-owner Joe Palumbo's Albion Gun Shop without a warrant. They were acting on orders from the Narcotics Enforcement Unit, who asked the shop to hand over a customer list so they could determine how many people had purchased New York SAFE Act compliant rifles. The gun owner was forced to present approximately 170 sales records. Under the state's anti-gun law, this intrusion was completely legal.
  • Complex Design, Political Disputes Send World Trade Center Rail Hub's Cost Soaring

    09/05/2014 6:15:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 3, 2014 | Eliot Brown
    The most expensive train station in the U.S. is taking shape at the site of the former World Trade Center, a majestic marble-and-steel commuter hub that was seen by project boosters as a landmark to American hope and resilience. Instead, the terminal connecting New Jersey with downtown Manhattan has turned into a public-works embarrassment. Overtaking the project's emotional resonance is a practical question: How could such a high-profile project fall eight years behind schedule and at least $2 billion over budget?
  • Albion Gun Shop Records Taken, Gun Owner Arrested, as SAFE Act Enforcement Barrels Down

    09/05/2014 4:37:06 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 46 replies
    Niagra Falls Reporter ^ | 2 Sep 14 | Gia Arnold
    A NY SAFE Act investigation has begun at a business in a neighboring county. The Albion Gun Shop, located on Hamilton St. in the Town of Albion in Orleans County, has received a "request" from the New York State Police for records of all persons who have purchased a bullet button AR-15 from the store since the SAFE Act was passed and signed into law in January of 2013, A bullet button AR-15 is a rifle that has been modified with a special feature that makes a semiautomatic rifle's magazine permanent, or not detachable without a special tool. The...
  • State cuts 2015 'Obamacare' rate hikes by more than 50 percent (New York)

    09/04/2014 5:19:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | September 4, 2014 | By James T. Mulder
    Syracuse, N.Y. -- Rate increases requested by health insurers offering "Obamacare" coverage through the New York's health insurance exchange have been cut by more than 50 percent. The state Department of Financial Services said today insurers offering individual coverage on the exchange had asked for an average increase of 12.5 percent for 2015. The department reduced the average increase to 5.7 percent. The state's action was praised by a consumer group and criticized by the insurance industry. "This is great news for consumers and small employers alike," said Elisabeth Benjamin, a co-founder of Health Care for All New York, a...
  • Slain Rochester Police Officer Identified; Suspect in Shooting is Recent Parolee

    09/04/2014 12:54:27 PM PDT · by gasport · 19 replies
    TW Cable News ^ | 14/9/4/1525 | Mike Hedeen
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The Rochester Police Department has identified the officer shot and killed in the line of duty Wednesday night as Daryl R. Pierson. Police and emergency crews rushed to the area of Hudson Avenue and Warsaw Street shortly before 9:30 p.m., where according to Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli, Pierson and a suspect exchanged gunfire following a pursuit. Ciminelli said Pierson was fatally wounded. At a news conference Thursday, Ciminelli said Pierson leaves behind a wife and two children, ages 4 and 3-months-old. - See more at: http://rochester.twcnews.com/content/news/all_news/rochester/766374/slain-rochester-police-officer-identified--suspect-in-shooting-is-recent-parolee/#sthash.DOL1PMWA.dpuf
  • New York’s ‘shut up’ rule

    09/03/2014 10:01:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 15, 2014 | Scott Blackburn
    Keep quiet. That’s the message being sent by New York State Board of Elections, which disregarded the First Amendment to enact new “emergency regulations” on political speech that could become permanent at the end of this month. Intended to regulate spending by independent groups during campaign season, the regulations are so expansive that almost anyone, citizen or organization, hoping to have their say on any issue could find themselves in bureaucratic dire straits. Imagine you hear a radio ad where your state representative — let’s call him Fred — claims to oppose higher taxes. But you know that Fred voted...
  • Bronx Borough President Responds to Ted Cruz's Bronx Comments

    09/02/2014 11:23:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    New York 1 News ^ | September 2, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. fired back at Texas Senator Ted Cruz for remarks he made over the weekend about his borough. During a speech in Dallas Saturday, Cruz said he was tired of northern senators like Charles Schumer lecturing him on border security. He then added, "I understand that Manhattan is very concerned with their security with the Bronx, but it's a little bit different on 2,000 miles of the Rio Grande." Diaz Jr. responded, "This is unbecoming of him as a U.S. Senator, you know, who wants to be President of the United States—which, last I checked,...
  • Bedbugs spotted at least 21 times on subways in August, say sources.

    09/02/2014 3:17:48 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 53 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | PDonohue
    Full Title: Bedbugs spotted at least 21 times on subways in August, say sources — MTA hiring expert to review efforts “We’ve never had sightings to this magnitude,” said Joe Costales, a chairman with Transport Workers Union Local 100. “We’ve had isolated incidents in crew quarters, but it’s no longer an isolated scenario. It’s throughout the system.”
  • New York driver chains neck to pole, hits gas pedal, gets decapitated

    09/02/2014 10:39:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 108 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 2, 2014 | Michael Y. Park
    A 51-year-old man decapitated himself in New York's Bronx borough by chaining his neck to a pole, getting into his car and stomping on the gas, police said on Tuesday.
  • Discarded Children Still Bring in Subsidy Checks for the Adoptive Parents Who Tossed Them Aside

    09/02/2014 12:03:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | Nick Nehamas
    Hundreds of adoptive parents in New York City who've sent their children to live elsewhere continue to get monthly government subsidies of up to $1,700 per child. They can continue receiving the checks until the child turns 21 years old.They gave up on their “hard-to-place" adopted kids — but not on the government check intended for the discarded kids’ care. Hundreds of adoptive parents across the five boroughs who've sent their children to live elsewhere are continuing to pull in monthly checks of up to $1,700 per child while the city, state and feds look the other way, the Daily...
  • Chobani Yogurt Is Taking Over Congressional Fridges

    09/01/2014 5:22:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    9/1 ^ | 9/1 | Marisa Schultz
    SNIP Chobani yogurt, which is based in the upstate town of Norwich, has planted branded refrigerators filled with its Greek yogurt in the DC offices of New York Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Richard Hanna.
  • "Emergency Regulations": NY's Latest Attempt to Suppress Free Speech

    09/01/2014 12:18:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    Remember when President Obama touted the Affordable Care Act by claiming if you "liked your plan you could keep it"? He earnedPolitifact's 2013 "Lie of the Year" for that whopper. Amazingly, several other Democrats made the same false promise. Knowing what we know now, wouldn't you want to expose any politician who stood behind that misleading statement? Well, if someone uttered those words in the state of New York, you may now be forced to let it slide. A new law in the Empire State, which some are calling the ' shut up rule,' could allow such lofty claims...
  • 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...