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  • Bloomberg donates $250,000 to Maryland marriage equality campaign

    10/12/2012 7:22:38 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 9 replies
    http://www.lgbtqnation.com ^ | 10-12-2010 | Staff Reports
    NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has taken his support of same-sex marriage national by donating $250,000 to support the Maryland ballot initiative aimed at legalizing same-sex marriage. “I do not believe that government has any business telling one class of couples that they cannot marry,” Bloomberg wrote in an e-mail, that was distributed by Maryland marriage equality supporters, according to The New York Times. “The next great barrier to full equality under the law is marriage equality. There is no doubt in my mind this barrier will fall, just as so many others have,” he...
  • World's most mysterious buildings

    10/11/2012 5:03:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    Yahoo! Travel ^ | Thursday, October 4, 2012 | Adam H. Graham
    Mysteries come in many forms: ancient, modern, unsolved, and unexplained. But the world's most mysterious buildings are a physical force to be reckoned with. They've become popularized on websites full of user-generated and editor-curated like Abandoned-places.com, weburbanist.com, and AtlasObscura.com, an exhaustive database of the unusual. "In an age where it sometimes seems like there's nothing left to discover, our site is for people who still believe in exploration," says AtlasObscura.com cofounder Joshua Foer. Our definition of mysterious is broad and varied. Some buildings on our list are being eaten alive by the earth, such as a lava-buried church in the...
  • New York State voter registration deadline is tomorrow!

    10/11/2012 7:59:02 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight
    New York State ^ | 10/11/12 | Self
    Click through to a link to a PDF that you must print out and send in by tomorrow October 12th, 2012
  • Street vendor selling cellphone cases fined 2G for cart being 1 inch higher than 5 foot limit

    10/08/2012 7:45:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/08/2012 | SALLY GOLDENBERG
    The priciest real estate in New York is just a few inches of SoHo. A street vendor hawking cellphone cases was slapped with $2,250 in fines for selling from a table that stood 1 inch too high and 2 inches too close to the nearest store entrance. Alessane Fall — who lives in The Bronx with his wife and six children — intends to fight the three tickets he received from the same officer on Sept. 20 because, he says, city regulations are crippling entrepreneurs. “I don’t know why the city is giving out tickets, but we’re here just to...
  • Unarmed Army reservist shot dead by NYPD cop while reaching for drill at traffic stop

    10/07/2012 6:36:02 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 96 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | October 5, 2012 | Emma Reynolds
    An NYPD officer yesterday shot and killed an unarmed Army reservist as he went to pick up a drill after they stopped his car. Noel Polanco, 22, was fired at when he cut off the police car near New York's LaGuardia Airport, after they shouted at him to put his hands up, a witness said. Passenger Diane DeFerrari insisted Mr Polanco never even took his hands off the wheel and the police had acted out of 'road rage.' Tragedy: Noel Polanco, 22, was shot dead by a police officer as he drove two passengers home from the bar where he...
  • New York Red Bulls coach Mike Jones stabbed to death

    10/08/2012 9:12:57 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 38 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8th October 2012 | BBC News
    'A 25-year-old British man who was working as a football coach in the US has been stabbed to death in New York. Mike Jones, originally of Tarleton, Lancashire, was attacked in Manhattan in the early hours of Sunday, the New York Police Department (NYPD) said. Mr Jones, who coached the New York Red Bulls juniors, was declared dead on arrival at Bellevue Hospital, New York.'
  • NEW YORK STATE SEEKS TO LIMIT DOCTOR VISITS FOR 'BENCHMARK' OBAMACARE PLAN

    10/06/2012 1:27:53 PM PDT · by Snuph · 16 replies
    Big Government ^ | 6 Oct 2012 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    As part of its “benchmark” health care plan to satisfy ObamaCare’s requirement of the establishment of Essential Health Benefits (EHB’s) in each state, the state of New York has requested that annual doctor visit limits be substituted for lifetime and annual dollar limits in health care plans. ObamaCare is gradually setting up a two-class system of health care access in this country. Only the very wealthy will be able to obtain the types of treatments and access to health care that many Americans have enjoyed in the past. Everyone else…well, just take a check and wait in line.
  • Ray Kelly visits family of Queens man slain by cops, heartbroken mom says son wanted to join NYPD

    10/06/2012 10:02:05 AM PDT · by Altariel · 33 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | October 5, 2012 | Rocco Parascandola , Matthew Lysiak AND Corky Siemaszko
    The city's top cop visited the Queens home of a grieving mom — a day after an NYPD detective killed her unarmed son. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly offered his condolences during the 15-minute meeting with Cecilia Reyes on Friday night. “It was nice of Commissioner Kelly to come and see the family and offer his condolences. It was a nice gesture,” said Amanda Reyes, the 15-year-old sister of Noel Polanco, who was shot early Thursday morning. The distraught mother would not come to the phone, but earlier Friday told the Daily News her 22-year-old son joined the Army National Guard...
  • Cold-hearted cops charge mom of dead son for dent in NYPD car

    10/06/2012 9:48:13 AM PDT · by Altariel · 40 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | October 5, 2012 | John Marzulli
    Tamon Robinson was in coma after struck by cop vehicle TAMON ROBINSON tried to outrun cops, but couldn’t. The 27-year-old coffee barista died in April after being struck by an NYPD squad car that began chasing him as he swiped paver stones in the predawn light at his Brooklyn housing project. Now his mom’s being chased anew, hounded by a collection agency hired by the city with a cruel final demand, the Daily News has learned. The city has ordered her to pay the $710 cost of repairing the police car that killed her boy. “We’re still grieving, and this...
  • London bomb suspect linked to Ore. terror camp (terrorists on the left coast)

    07/20/2005 6:41:28 PM PDT · by Splatter · 162 replies · 6,346+ views
    kgw.com ^ | Wednesday, July 20, 2005 | By kgw.com, NBC and CNN Staff (Spaltter)
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Investigators probing the London terror bombings are focusing on an elusive British Muslim suspect who is connected to a previous plot to set up a terrorist training camp in rural southern Oregon, according to U.S. counterterrorism officials. Officials told both NBC News and CNN Wednesday that Haroon Rashid Aswat, believed to be a mastermind of the London bombings, is the same British-born Muslim of Indian descent who scouted a Bly, Oregon ranch to set up a terror camp. These officials said Aswat, a Pakistani national being sought for questioning as a person of interest by British authorities,...
  • Autumn in New York

    10/04/2012 2:41:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2012 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Autumn in New York -- that sound like the title of a song! In fact, it sounds like the first line of a song, and so it is. Autumn is a lovely time of year in many places, but for me my favorite place at this time of year is New York City. As the song goes, it seems "so inviting." And one of the great events marking autumn in New York is the Columbus Day Parade. It reminds us of what a great melting pot it has been, and, one hopes, it always will be. Christopher Columbus...
  • Upstate New York Food Truck Shut Down For Not Having a Permit that Doesn’t Exist Yet

    10/04/2012 5:36:12 AM PDT · by Altariel · 9 replies
    Institute for Justice ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    For the past two years, Peter Cimino has been selling gourmet tacos in business parks in Amherst, N.Y., a suburb of Buffalo. In his bright lime green truck, creative entrées like chimichurri chicken and tomatillo pork sizzle. His Lloyd Taco Truck was personally invited by the owner of the Amherst Commerce Park to enliven the area and Pete was operating entirely on private property. But on Monday, Amherst shut his business down. A police officer even threatened to tow away Pete’s taco truck, for not having a permit.  There’s just one problem: Amherst doesn’t have a food truck permit yet. The...
  • Russian Agent & 10 Other Members of Procurement Network for Russian Military & Intelligence...

    10/04/2012 12:13:15 AM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.fbi.gov/houston/press-releases/2012/russian-agent-and-10-other-members-of-procurement-network-for-russian-military-and-intelligence-operating-in-the-u.s.-and-russia-indicted-in-new-york Russian Agent and 10 Other Members of Procurement Network for Russian Military and Intelligence Operating in the U.S. and Russia Indicted in New York Defendants Also Include Texas- and Russia-Based Corporations; 165 Persons and Companies ‘Designated’ by Commerce Department U.S. Attorney’s Office October 03, 2012 BROOKLYN, NY—An indictment was unsealed today in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York charging 11 members of a Russian military procurement network operating in the United States and Russia, as well as a Texas-based export company and a Russia-based procurement firm, with illegally...
  • Senator Wendy, if You Please. New York voters need to send Wendy Long to the Senate.

    10/01/2012 5:02:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/01/2012 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    If Republicans ran the culture, Wendy Long would be a household name. She’d be a heroine. She’d be celebrated. She’d have a Barbie doll named after her. She’d be driving the election season. But Wendy Long is the Republican running for Senate in New York, and it was decided long ago that Republicans don’t win Hillary Clinton’s old seat — the “Daniel Patrick Moynihan seat.” (Nevermind that Jim Buckley was there before them.) Those who decide such things, however, forget that just an Amtrak ride away there is a Republican incumbent running for reelection for what was not that long...
  • Bx. pizza boy 'raped' woman after delivering pie

    09/30/2012 10:20:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 30, 2012 | JAMIE SCHRAM, CANDACE AMOS and SABRINA FORD
    A baby-faced pizza-delivery boy savagely raped a woman in her Upper West Side apartment yesterday while her young daughter slept next to her in bed, police and the victim said. “I want him put away. I want the world to know he raped me while my 7-year-old was asleep next to me,” the distraught woman said tearfully during an interview in her apartment. “He violated us, it’s disgusting — roaming around apartments looking to hurt people while you’re working.” Suspect Cesar Lucas, 16, of The Bronx, allegedly prowled the 35-year-old victim’s West 61st Street building after delivering a pie to...
  • Possible Motive of EgyptAir Suicide Pilot Revealed

    03/15/2002 10:39:47 PM PST · by glorygirl · 16 replies · 246+ views
    New York Times ^ | 3/16/02 | Matthew Wald
    WASHINGTON, March 15 — A former EgyptAir pilot told American investigators two years ago that the co-pilot of EgyptAir 990 crashed the plane into the Atlantic Ocean to take revenge on a company executive who had just demoted him and was riding as a passenger, a person involved in the investigation said today. American aviation investigators say they do not know whether the explanation given by the pilot, which was first reported today in The Los Angeles Times, is true. Since the crash of the Boeing 767, Egyptian officials have argued that there was no evidence that the co-pilot, Gamil...
  • [VIDEO] Ahamadinejad Spokesman Gets Behind Kicked on NY Street by Iranians

    09/27/2012 10:03:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/27/2012 | Roger L Simon
    Ramin Mehmanparast, spokesman for Ahmadinejad, gets attacked by refugee Iranians on streets of New York. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO...
  • NY state senator loses election after backing gay marriage

    09/25/2012 5:09:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 25, 2012 | Jonathan Allen
    (Reuters) - A Republican state senator whose vote was crucial to legalizing gay marriage in New York has lost his primary election while a Senate colleague who also broke with the party's stance against same-sex unions narrowly escaped defeat. Senators Roy McDonald and Stephen Saland were among four New York Senate Republicans to cast key votes last year to make New York the most populous U.S. state to allow homosexual marriages. After a count of absentee ballots, McDonald was determined to have lost his race while Saland narrowly won in September 13 primary elections. Mark Grisanti, another Republican senator who...
  • Voter watchdog says it's uncovered absentee ballot fraud in Florida, New York

    09/25/2012 2:06:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 25, 2012 | Cristina Corbin
    A national voter fraud watchdog group announced Tuesday that it has uncovered at least 31 cases of absentee ballot fraud in New York and Florida -- a finding the group claims is "just the tip of the iceberg." True the Vote, a group that focuses on voter fraud, said it turned over 31 cases to state and federal election authorities in which individuals cast their votes in two states in the same federal election -- which is a felony. Logan Churchwell, a spokesman for the group, told FoxNews.com that the organization accessed Florida's complete voter registration roll and cross-referenced it...
  • NYC rep.'s campaign office burglarized (GOP Rep. Michael Grimm)

    09/24/2012 8:22:48 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 24, 2012
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The campaign headquarters for a New York City congressman was burglarized overnight and police say some computers may have been tampered with. Rep. Michael Grimm, a Republican, said the burglars broke through two windows, possibly to cover up having deleted several computer hard drives with election-related data on them. Grimm told the Staten Island (N.Y.) Advance his campaign had backed up the data regarding polling, voter registration and identification just hours prior to the break-in and no actual data was lost. "Whoever did this, the people responsible are very ignorant, and they don't...