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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 · 161 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...
  • In New York, defiant Ahmadinejad says Israel will be "eliminated"

    09/24/2012 1:44:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/24/12 | Louis Charbonneau | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday disregarded a U.N. warning to avoid incendiary rhetoric and declared ahead of the annual General Assembly session that Israel has no roots in the Middle East and would be "eliminated." In remarks to reporters in New York, Ahmadinejad also said he did not take seriously the threat that Israel could launch a military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities, denied sending arms into Syria, and alluded to Iran's threats against the life of British author Salman Rushdie. The United States quickly dismissed the Iranian president's comments as "disgusting, offensive and outrageous."...
  • Syria conflict worsening, says UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi

    09/24/2012 1:35:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/24/12 | BBC
    The situation in Syria is "extremely bad and getting worse", UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has said. He spoke after briefing the Security Council about his first trip to Syria since taking the post on 1 September. Mr Brahimi said he would return soon, but admitted he did not have a full plan on how to bring peace to Syria. The statement comes as violence continues across the country. Activists said the government was bombing parts of the second city, Aleppo. Speaking at UN headquarters in New York, Mr Brahimi said: "There is no disagreement anywhere that the situation in Syria...
  • Hezbollah Raises Latin American Profile

    09/18/2012 9:27:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Commentary ^ | 09.15.2012 | Michael Rubin
    @mrubin1971Two news stories from recent weeks, if true, should raise a red flag in the United States that Iran is preparing to use Hezbollah to strike at U.S. interests in Latin America, if not in the United States itself.First, this story from the Lebanese news portal Naharnet and sourced in part to Israeli radio. The Naharnet story was taken down shortly after it appeared: Hezbollah is using a training base established by Iran in northern Nicaragua near the border with Honduras, the Israeli radio reported on Thursday [September 6]. “The area is cordoned off and there are around 30 members...
  • The strange birth of NY’s gun laws

    09/16/2012 10:50:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 15 January, 2012 | Michael A. Walsh
    <p>These innocents fell afoul of the nation’s toughest gun laws. But few New Yorkers know how those laws came to be.</p> <p>The father of New York gun control was Democratic city pol “Big Tim “Sullivan — a state senator and Tammany Hall crook, a criminal overseer of the gangs of New York.</p>
  • Owner: Anti-Semitic Vandals Cause $100,000 Damage To Lansky’s Deli On Columbus

    09/21/2012 4:26:59 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies
    http://newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | September 20, 2012
    Electronics Smashed, Seats Slashed; Messages Of Hate, Urine Left All OverNEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Jewish deli was ransacked by vandals who spray-painted ugly messages on the walls. It happened right during the High Holy days. They papered over the windows Thursday to hide the damage inside Lansky’s Deli on Columbus Avenue. “It was devastating. We put our heart into this restaurant,” owner David Ruggerio told CBS 2′s Tony Aiello.Ruggerio found the mess Wednesday morning. Computers, televisions and light fixtures were all smashed, and leather seats were slashed and a trophy case was trashed. Cell phone video shows broken dishes...
  • Occupy Wall Street organizer shipped to Rikers Island

    09/21/2012 4:04:26 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 21 September 2012 | Josh Peterson
    Occupy Wall Street organizer Aaron Minter, aka 'Aaron Black', talking to press during an Occupy demonstration outside of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Photo Credit: Josh Peterson / The Daily Caller) NEW YORK – Occupy Wall Street organizer Aaron Minter was sentenced to 10 days in New York City’s notorious jail, Rikers Island, on Friday. Gideon Oliver, a New York City-based lawyer and president of the National Lawyers Guild-New York City Chapter, said on Twitter Friday that Minter took a plea on a case arising from a Metropolitan Transportation Authority action for vandalizing subways in early...
  • Legendary Outlaw Butch Cassidy's "Amnesty" Colt .45 To Be Auctioned This Month

    09/20/2012 7:35:29 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    Sacbee.com ^ | 19 September 2012 | RMK Svc
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, September 30, 2012, California Auctioneers in Ventura, California, will auction off the Colt .45 SAA (Serial Number 158402) that belonged to Robert LeRoy Parker, better known as Butch Cassidy, the legendary bank thief, train robber, and leader of the Wild Bunch Gang—the notorious Wyoming-based bandits that stalked the American West throughout the 1890s. His legacy as an icon of the American Old West was immortalized in the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Known as the "Amnesty Colt," this is the most documented of Cassidy's guns. Hunted by...
  • Obama Continues to Snub Israeli Leaders, Refuses All NY Meetings

    09/20/2012 6:32:02 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 37 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | 9/20/2012, 3:26 PM | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Tensions between Israel and the current U.S. administration further deteriorated last week when President Barack Obama refused to meet with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu during his upcoming visit to New York, where he will address the UN General Assembly. The White House insisted that the meeting would not take place due to the president’s pressing “campaign obligations” which would take him out of New York. Obama has further snubbed Israeli leaders by refusing to meet with Defense Minister Ehud Barak, who will also be in New York next week, WND news station reported.
  • Ex-Sen. Espada Jr. helped himself to one last payday by taking money from sale of Bx. clinic

    09/20/2012 9:04:46 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 1 replies
    ny post ^ | september 19, 2012 | chad rachman
    Disgraced former State Sen. Pedro Espada helped himself to one more big payday, selling off tattered remains of his Bronx health clinic and pocketing the dough, prosecutors said in court papers unsealed today. The US Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn is asking a federal judge to revoke bail and lock up Espada, who was convicted earlier this year of using his Soundview Health Center as his personal slush fund. Brooklyn federal judge Frederic Block ordered everyone to court for a hearing on Friday. Following Espada’s May 14 conviction, state and federal authorities moved in and prevented the disgraced pol and his...
  • A win for same-sex marriage foes? [New York]

    09/14/2012 8:07:33 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 21 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | Sep 14 2012 | Jimmy Vielkind
    Opponents of same-sex marriage took the neck-and-neck finishes of Republican primary challengers to Sens. Roy McDonald and Steve Saland as a sign of strength. McDonald, R-Saratoga and Saland, R-Poughkeepsie, were among four Republicans who sided with a slew of Democrats to assure the same-sex marriage bill’s 33-29 passage in 2011, and conservatives have had them in their sights ever since. (Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-Buffalo, easily won a primary and Sen. Jim Alesi, R-Rochester, did not seek another term.) While gay rights advocates stuffed McDonald and Saland’s coffers, grass roots groups mobilized against them, and may have succeeded in ousting one...
  • Democrat Politician Warns Jewish Voters

    09/18/2012 4:30:34 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/17/12
    The candid interview that has shocked Democrats across the USA. Democrat Politician from New York Warns Jewish Voters.
  • Nanny State Update: No More Soda for NYC and Bag Taxes for San Francisco

    09/18/2012 7:56:01 AM PDT · by 92nina · 11 replies
    Cost of Government Center ^ | 2012-09-14 | [Staff]
    New York City has sealed the deal: The New York City Board of Health voted to approve Mayor Bloomberg’s ban on large-size sodas. Starting March 12th, 2013, New Yorkers will have to look outside the Big Apple of get many soft drinks that are larger than 16 ounces. This ban is the first of its kind in the country and is another wrong-headed crusade in the war against obesity. A Cry for Freedom by Houston Food Trucks: An owner of a Houston Food truck has petitioned the city council to be able to park his food truck downtown after learning...
  • Coast Guard monitored Occupy Buffalo movement

    09/17/2012 10:43:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Buffalo News ^ | September 17, 2012 | Jill Terreri
    Nearly a year after Occupy Buffalo protesters camped out in Niagara Square, they have discovered that the Coast Guard was monitoring their activities, according to documents obtained last week through a Freedom of Information request. "Everybody thinks FBI, CIA, but no one thinks Coast Guard," said Michael Kuzma, a lawyer who has worked with the organization. The Coast Guard, aware of the unrest in December in Oakland, Calif., where Occupy protesters targeted ports, was monitoring public websites for planned activities but found low or negligible threats to its interests, the documents show. "Our concern was ensuring safety, ensuring the integrity...
  • Jackie Barcliff: Occupy Wall Street protester charged with two rapes

    09/17/2012 1:08:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Metro New York ^ | September 16, 2012 | Carly Baldwin
    After seeing photos of himself in the news, an Occupy Wall Street protester suspected of rape turned himself in to police over the weekend, where he was arrested in not one but two different rape cases, including for one alleged sex assault against a 14-year-old girl earlier this summer. According to police, Jackie Barcliff, 44, surrendered himself on Friday night. His photo had been widely published, including on the pages of Metro, as a suspect wanted for the alleged rape of a woman last Monday, Sept. 10, at Pier 15 park near the South Street Seaport. He threw the woman...
  • Bloomberg’s big-soda ban approved by NYC health board

    09/14/2012 12:12:34 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Lookout (Yahoo! News blog) ^ | September 13, 2012 | Dylan Stableford
    The New York City Board of Health approved Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on large sugar-sweetened drinks Thursday, as expected. Eight of the board's nine members voted in favor of the ban; one, Dr. Sixto R. Caro, abstained. "I am still skeptical," Caro told The Associated Press. "This is not comprehensive enough." The plan, proposed by the mayor in May, calls for a ban on the sale of all sugar-sweetened beverages—soda, sports drinks, energy drinks, sweetened teas, coffees and fruit drinks—in cups larger than 16 ounces at the city's restaurants, food carts, fast-food joints, movie theaters, stadiums and sports arenas. The...
  • Dozens charged in welfare fraud sweep

    09/13/2012 7:42:59 PM PDT · by Kudsman · 14 replies
    The Citizen ^ | 9-12-12 | Sistina Giordano
    AUBURN | A coordinated action against welfare fraud in Cayuga County Wednesday morning led to the arrests of more than 30 people accused of abusing the system. Just after 8 a.m., more than 40 police officers and several officials from multiple departments took part in a countywide sweep to apprehend  current and former Cayuga County residents on various welfare and public assistance fraud charges. Cayuga County District Attorney's Office Detective Fred Whitsett said the operation went according to plan. "It was just like any other sweep," he said. "It's always unexpected for the targets, but we were ready to go...
  • NYC Official Wants Apology Over ‘Monkey’ Slur; DNC Ignores

    09/13/2012 6:31:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | September 12, 2012 9:17 PM
    NYC Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito says that she still wants an apology from a senator who called a black candidate a “monkey” and says she does not know why the Democratic National Committee has not made a statement. Mark-Viverito has been trying to get fellow Democrat Senator Lornna Soto to apologize for referring to Puerto Rican Resident Commissioner Candidate Rafael Cox Alomar as “el monito” (“the monkey”) at the DNC convention last week. …
  • Obama Lawyer Admits Forgery (title shortened)

    09/11/2012 2:17:44 PM PDT · by Eagles6 · 68 replies
    The Tea Party Tribune ^ | April 12, 2012 | Dan Crosby
    NEW YORK, NY – After a Maricopa County law enforcement agency conducted a six-month forensic examination which determined that the image of Obama’s alleged 1961 Certificate of Livej Birth posted to a government website in April, 2011 is a digital fabrication and that it did not originate from a genuine paper document, arguments from an Obama eligibility lawyer during a recent New Jersey ballot challenge hearing reveals the image was not only a fabrication, but that it was likely part of a contrived plot by counterfeiters to endow Obama with mere political support while simultaneously making the image intentionally appear...
  • US opposes penalty for Russia over historic books

    09/11/2012 3:41:35 PM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 9-11-12 | FREDERIC J. FROMMER
    The Obama administration is opposing a Jewish group’s bid to have civil fines levied against Russia for failing to obey a court order to return its historic books and documents — a dispute that has halted the loan of Russian art works for exhibit in the United States. WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is opposing a Jewish group’s bid to have civil fines levied against Russia for failing to obey a court order to return its historic books and documents — a dispute that has halted the loan of Russian art works for exhibit in the United States. In a...
  • WATCH: Man repeatedly stabs stranger in buttocks; attack called completely random

    09/11/2012 7:21:25 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 11, 2012 | HELEN FREUND
    A thug followed a stranger into a Queens deli and repeatedly stabbed him in the buttocks, cops said today. The assault, seen on shocking surveillance footage, occurred inside the store on 63rd Road in Rego Park around 5:45 p.m. Sunday. The video shows the thug – wearing a white T-shirt, grey sweat pants and a black cap – enter the store before quickly pouncing on his unsuspecting victim and violently stabbing him in the buttocks several times before bolting from the store.
  • Father's note changes family's 9/11 account

    09/10/2012 12:28:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 10, 2012 | John Breunig
    STAMFORD -- The note is just five words and two numbers. Randy Scott scrawled these five words and two numbers on a piece of paper on Sept. 11, 2001, while at work at Euro Brokers Inc. in the World Trade Center. But if a picture is worth a thousand words, these five words and two numbers have changed the picture completely for Scott's family. Family members refer to it simply as "the note." The note that floated from the 84th floor of Two World Trade Center to chaotic streets below, and was tenderly preserved as it traveled from hand to...
  • Video: Two Tornadoes Strike in New York City

    09/09/2012 3:14:00 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/9/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Two tornadoes struck New York City on Saturday, one in Queens and another in Brooklyn, causing significant damage and knocking out power lines, but resulting in no serious injuries among the startled residents. Video .....
  • City employees caught by red light cameras 119 times

    09/08/2012 9:53:42 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies
    Copyright © 2012 www.democratandchronicle.com. All rights reserved. | 9:19 AM, Sep 8, 2012 | Written by Brian Sharp Staff writer
    The Rochester, NY, Democrat & Chronicle reports that city of Rochester employees have committed at least 119 red light violations while driving city vehicles. But, unlike John Q Public, the violators have their fines waived.
  • State and local taxpayers in New York will be on the hook for $250 billion in future costs...

    09/06/2012 6:58:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 | GLENN BLAIN
    State and local taxpayers in New York will be on the hook for $250 billion in future costs associated with exploding public retiree health benefits, a new report predicts New York City, according to the Empire Center for New York State Policy, faces $84 billion in unfunded retiree health care costs ALBANY — Exploding public retiree health benefits will cost state and local taxpayers $250 billion in the coming decades, a new report projects. New York City, according to the report by the Empire Center for New York State Policy, faces $84 billion in unfunded health insurance costs for retired...
  • Secret Service looking into DNC delegate who wants to ‘kill’ Romney

    09/06/2012 12:52:01 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Sept 06, 2011 | Alex Pappas
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A spokesman for the Secret Service told The Daily Caller that the agency is aware of video showing a delegate at the Democratic National Convention expressing a desire to “kill” Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. “We are aware of it,” Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie told TheDC on Thursday. He said the department is “taking the appropriate follow-up steps” with the woman. Video surfaced on Wednesday of a woman identifying herself as New York delegate Julia Rodriguez telling The Blaze, “If I see him” — in reference to Romney — “I would like to kill him.” In...
  • Rep. Yvette Clarke: The Dutch owned slaves in Brooklyn as recently as 1898 [VIDEO]

    09/05/2012 6:31:10 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Sept 5, 2012 | Staff
    A Democratic congresswoman from Brooklyn appears to believe that slavery existed in her district until 1898. Against the advice of her party’s leadership, Rep. Yvette Clarke appeared on “The Colbert Report” on Tuesday for one of host Stephen Colbert’s occasional “Better Know a District” segments. After getting in a few digs at Brooklyn, Colbert asked Clarke, who is currently serving her third term in the House, what she would say to her district if she could go back to 1898 in a time machine. “Set me free!” Clarke said. “From?” Colbert asked. “Slavery.” Trying to hold back his laughter, Colbert...
  • Buffalo Woman Says Police Raided Wrong House, Killed Her Dog

    09/04/2012 11:12:10 AM PDT · by Altariel · 128 replies
    WKBW (Buffalo) ^ | August 30, 2012 | John Borsa
    BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - When Rita Hairston's husband died five years ago, she adopted a dog to keep her company and help her through an emotional time. Prada was 5-years-old at the time. The black Labrador Retriever became more than a pet, but a part of Hairston's family. A companion. Last Saturday morning, she returned to her E. Morris Ave. house in University Heights in Buffalo and discovered her home had been broken into and Prada was missing. There was a puddle of blood on the floor and bullet holes in the door of a bedroom where Prada slept. But...
  • Senate 2012 Outlook (Prospect for GOP gains is solid. But Republican control looks less likely)

    04/02/2012 6:51:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/02/2012 | Jim Geraghty
    A Republican-controlled Senate in 2012 looks less likely than it did a few weeks ago, but the prospect for GOP gains is still quite solid. Of the 33 Senate seats up for grabs this cycle, seven are occupied by Democrats or Democrat-leaning independents who are not seeking reelection, three are occupied by Republicans who are not seeking reelection, 16 are occupied by Democrats seeking reelection, and seven are occupied by Republicans seeking reelection. This is the class of senators last elected in 2006, a midterm election that almost could not have gone worse for the GOP. A few recent developments...
  • NYC Public Schools Change ‘Discipline Code’ To Ease Penalties

    08/30/2012 3:16:27 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    CBS ^ | 8-29-12 | unattributed
    Students may be catching a break if they misbehave in school. The rules surrounding suspensions in New York City schools are changing. The changes to the discipline code should result in far fewer suspensions, CBS 2’s Vanessa Murdock reported Wednesday. “Our goal is to make sure the schools are providing a safe environment for our students, but also we just don’t push students out of the classroom where they’re not learning as well,” Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said. What will be different? Well, for starters Walcott said cutting class and cursing will no longer be grounds for suspension.
  • NY Assembly Candidate Sends Out Flyer Claiming Crime Is Up in the "Negrohood"

    08/30/2012 4:25:07 AM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 9 replies
    On September 13th, candidates Ben Akselrod and Steven Cymbrowitz will square off in a Democratic primary for a New York state Assembly seat in Sheepshead Bay. As such, Akselrod's campaign sent out a mailer trying to persuade voters that he is the right, competent, detail-oriented man for the job. The mailer included an inset which criticized his opponent for 'allowing' crime to spike on his watch. The flyer, which was mailed out last week, had one major problem - apparently nobody proofread the material prior to its release. The flier reads: Dear Friend, I am running for Assembly because I...