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  • De Blasio’s cluelessness on reopening NYC is ultimate failure of crisis leadership

    05/28/2020 8:03:07 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 26 May 2020 | Post Editorial Board
    New York City is in serious trouble: Its economy is collapsing under the COVID lockdown — and Mayor Bill de Blasio is totally clueless about how to reopen it. On Tuesday, he admitted City Hall has no specific date for lifting restrictions (though he’s hoping it’ll be some time in June) — and no firm grip whatsoever on the details of how the reopening will take place. “We’re going to be briefing all New Yorkers on each of these questions as we get closer,” he assures. Gee, thanks. (Memo to Hizzoner: June starts on Monday.) There’s a “lot that we...
  • 1478 Assassination Solved. The Humanist Did It.

    03/07/2004 3:08:22 PM PST · by farmfriend · 32 replies · 392+ views
    NYT ^ | March 6, 2004 | FELICIA R. LEE
    1478 Assassination Solved. The Humanist Did It. By FELICIA R. LEE On April 26, 1478, Lorenzo de' Medici (who escaped) and his brother Giuliano (who died) were repeatedly attacked with knives by a gang of men who invaded the Duomo cathedral in Florence during a high Mass. It was part of a plot against the powerful Medici family, de facto rulers in the Florentine republic for hundreds of years. Now a Wesleyan University scholar says he has cracked the 500-year-old case with the help of a recently discovered coded letter. For hundreds of years historians have known the plot was...
  • Christian Cooper Says He Is ‘Uncomfortable’ With Harsh Backlash Against Central Park Dog Walker

    05/28/2020 9:06:45 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 27, 2020 | Jordan Davidson
    Amy Cooper, a white woman who was publicly shamed and fired by her employer after calling the police on African American birdwatcher Christian Cooper who asked her to leash her dog in Central Park, said her “entire life is being destroyed right now.” After the immense backlash against Amy, Christian is now saying he is uncomfortable with the response, according to the New York Times. “It’s a little bit of a frenzy, and I am uncomfortable with that,” he said.
  • Amy Cooper allegedly stalked ex-love interest, slammed him for Obama vote

    05/28/2020 4:40:55 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 28, 2020 | By Gabrielle Fonrouge
    The white dog-walker, who called 911 on a black man when he asked her to leash her cocker spaniel in Central Park, allegedly stalked a former love interest and chided him for voting for President Barack Obama, The Post has learned. Martin Priest, a former friend of Cooper who’s known her since 2003, claimed when he told her he voted for Obama, the first black president of the United States, she slammed his decision, saying she couldn’t “believe” it. Priest claimed the asset manager developed romantic feelings for him and began “stalking” and “harassing” him when they went unrequited, leading...
  • The Most Important COVID-19 Statistic: 43% Of U.S. Deaths Are From 0.6% Of The Population

    05/28/2020 10:14:58 AM PDT · by bitt · 31 replies
    Forbes ^ | avik roy
    Americans are vigorously debating the merits of continuing to lock down the U.S. economy to prevent the spread of COVID-19. A single statistic may hold the key to resolving this debate: the astounding share of deaths occurring in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities: The #1 COVID problem 2.1 million Americans, representing 0.62% of the U.S. population, reside in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. (Nursing homes are residences for seniors needing help with activities of daily living, such as taking a shower or getting dressed, who also require 24/7 medical supervision; assisted living...
  • Turning nursing homes into extermination sites: the Gretchen factor

    05/24/2020 9:06:24 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 35 replies
    americanthinker ^ | May 23, 2020 | J.R. Dunn
    We’re finally getting a clear picture of exactly how the beating of a 75-year-old nursing home patient by a man nearly one-quarter his age came about. And boy, it is a shocker. It turns out that victim and perp were sent to the Westwood Nursing Center in Detroit due to the fact that both were suffering from COVID. The older man, an Army vet, was snatched from his apartment and dumped in the nursing home without any notification of his relatives, who then spent a considerable amount of time looking for him, to no avail. As for the younger man,...
  • ICE chief rips ‘dangerous’ move by New York to make sharing illegal immigrant driver data a felony

    05/28/2020 7:49:29 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/28/2020 | Adam Shaw
    The original law went a step further than similar laws in other states by forbidding state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) agencies from sharing data with immigration authorities like ICE and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). But the new amendment goes even further and makes it a class E felony for officials to share such information.
  • In the end, it is the face mask that is the clearest symbol of America’s divide

    05/27/2020 5:39:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 125 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 27, 2020 | Patricia McCarthy
    The mask is essentially useless: The mask is not an adequate defense against the COVID-19 virus... The virus checks in at somewhere between 0.06 and 0.14 microns, meaning it’s too small for any commercially available mask to effectively filter it out. The pores on an N95 mask, which are the best masks you’re reasonably going to find, and the vast, vast majority of you are not going to have N95 masks but rather cloth masks, which perform far less well, are 0.3 microns ... Staten Island a mob of “karens” forced a woman from a store for not wearing a...
  • Cuomo: Government must 'think big' in rebuilding, reshaping economy

    05/27/2020 11:06:38 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 70 replies ^ | May 24, 2020 | Jay Tokasz
    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said economic activity nationwide is unlikely to “just bounce back” from the novel coronavirus pandemic shutdown, and government will need to “think big” in efforts to rebuild and reshape the economy. Cuomo said that total hospitalizations due to Covid-19 across the state were down, as were the rolling averages of hospitalizations and the number of intubations. Total Covid-19 deaths ticked up to 109 on Saturday, from 84 on Friday, but the "overall line is still good," Cuomo said Sunday afternoon at his daily briefing on the coronavirus. An additional 1,589 people tested positive for coronavirus since Friday,...
  • I’ve Been Social Distancing From Racism

    05/26/2020 2:10:00 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 71 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 26, 2020 | Ernst Owens
    During a recent session conducted over Zoom, my therapist told me I was “glowing.” In the middle of a pandemic. I struggled to explain why until she prodded, “No crazy experiences with white people this month?” “Not that I can immediately recall,” I replied. That’s when it became clear: I’m doing better these days because staying home alone and practicing social distancing has meant I’m avoiding many of the racist encounters that used to plague my daily life.
  • Hertz, Car Rental Pioneer, Files for Bankruptcy Protection

    05/22/2020 8:15:29 PM PDT · by John W · 75 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 22, 2020 | Niraj Chokshi
    Hertz, which started with a fleet of a dozen Ford Model T’s a century ago and became one of the world’s largest car rental companies, filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday after falling victim to its mountain of debt. The coronavirus pandemic has devastated Hertz by grounding business travelers and tourists, making it impossible for the company to continue paying its lenders. A sharp drop in used car prices has also decreased the value of its fleet. “They were doing quite well, but when you turn off the revenues and you own all these cars and all of a sudden...
  • White Woman Who Called Police On Black Bird Watcher In Central Park Has Been Fired

    05/26/2020 1:32:43 PM PDT · by SJackson · 360 replies
    NPR ^ | May 26, 2020 | Brakkton Booker
    A black man says he asked a white woman in Central Park to put her dog on a leash. Then, video shows her calling police and telling emergency operators that the man was threatening her and her dog. The woman, who has been identified as Amy Cooper, has apologized. But by Tuesday afternoon she was fired from her job at an investment management firm. "Following our internal review of the incident in Central Park yesterday, we have made the decision to terminate the employee involved, effective immediately. We do not tolerate racism of any kind at Franklin Templeton," the company...
  • 'It was a homicide - but I don't know who killed him.' Jeffrey Epstein's lawyer says his pedophile client was 'upbeat and excited' about strategy to clear his name but lived in fear of violent former cellmate

    05/26/2020 12:16:03 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 26 2020 | DAN BATES FOR
    Jeffrey Epstein did not kill himself because he was preparing a multi-layered legal and media strategy to fight his case, the late pedophile's lawyer has claimed. David Schoen, who Epstein asked to lead his legal team in his final days, said he planned to mount legal and factual defenses to the sex trafficking allegations against him. During a five-hour meeting with Epstein nine days before his death, Schoen said Epstein was 'upbeat and excited' and looking forward to clearing his name.
  • NY’s Cuomo Ripped as a Villain by MSMedia The Guardian

    05/26/2020 11:37:10 AM PDT · by MNDude · 21 replies
    A scathing opinion piece has accused Governor Andrew Cuomo of being a villain of the Covid-19 outbreak in New York, not a hero as most media outlets have depicted him. Where it appeared will come as a surprise to many. Cuomo “should be one of the most loathed officials in America right now,” says Wednesday’s opinion piece by Lyta Gold and Nathan Robinson. They proceed to offer a thickly-sourced argument as to why the governor was at fault for New York leading the nation in the number of Covid-19 cases and deaths alike. As one particularly stunning visual example, they...
  • Andrew Cuomo to meet with Trump to discuss infrastructure projects

    05/26/2020 9:45:54 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 26 2020 | Brett Samuels
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) will travel to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday for a meeting with President Trump to discuss economic revival efforts. The governor said during a news conference on Tuesday that he hoped to discuss how infrastructure projects could be leveraged to kickstart the economy, which has cratered due to the coronavirus pandemic. "You want to restart the economy, you want to reopen the economy, let’s do something creative, let’s do it fast, let’s put Americans back to work, and let’s make America better," Cuomo said. "It is common sense." "You have an infrastructure that’s crumbling, you...
  • African-Americans Are Highly Visible in the Military, but Almost Invisible at the Top

    05/25/2020 10:19:16 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 68 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 25, 2020 | Helene Cooper
    WASHINGTON — A photograph of President Trump and his top four-star generals and admirals, tweeted in October by Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper, was meant as a thank-you to the commander in chief. But it angered a lot of others, and not just those who erupted on Twitter. “You would have thought it was 1950,” said Lt. Col. Walter J. Smiley Jr., who is African-American and fought in Iraq and Afghanistan before retiring last year after 25 years in the Army. Dana Pittard, a retired major general, also African-American, was equally frustrated. “It’s America’s military,” he said. “Why doesn’t this...
  • New York makes it a felony for law enforcement to share DMV information with ICE or DHS

    05/25/2020 8:00:47 PM PDT · by bitt · 48 replies
    .bizpacreview ^ | 5/25/2020 | freida powers
    While police in New York have been enforcing social distancing and stay-at-home orders in the last few weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, the state effectively worked to “criminalize” part of their jobs. A U.S. Attorney in New York accused Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo of “legislating obstruction” with a law that bans police from sharing Department of Motor Vehicles information with federal immigration agencies. New York’s Green Light Law was passed last year allowing a driver’s license to anyone without legal immigration status, and now the approved 2020 budget has added an eyebrow-raising amendment. While the Green Light Law prohibited the...
  • Andrew Cuomo managed to kill grandma — and New York’s economy with it too

    05/25/2020 7:59:07 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 25 May 2020 | Bob McManus
    So Gov. Cuomo killed grandma and cratered New York’s economy. But he looked good doing it. Too harsh? Well, report cards are snapshots, and the pandemic is an evolving event. Numbers are shifting, and surely things will look different down the road. But if New York had dodged the coronavirus bullet, this governor surely would be taking full credit. So because in fact it has been hit squarely between the eyes, it seems reasonable to hand him the blame. It was just six weeks or so ago when folks were touting the hugely telegenic Cuomo for vice president, maybe even...
  • Bill de Blasio’s class bias is showing with his ugly beach ban

    05/25/2020 4:16:19 PM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 25, 2020 | Karol Markowicz
    In 2013, Mayor de Blasio rode to Gracie Mansion with the theme of “A Tale of Two Cities,” decrying New York City’s class divide, ­between rich and poor, haves and have-nots. Seven years later, with his threat to “pull” New Yorkers “right out” of the water should they dare go into the sea, Hizzoner has made clear which side of that divide he sits on. I grew up in Brooklyn but didn’t know there was a Prospect Park ­until I was a teen. You can draw a straight line through Brooklyn with the park as your divider. It’s a different...
  • New York City will turn into shell of former self after coronavirus crisis

    05/24/2020 6:47:02 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 104 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 24 2020 | Kristin Tate
    Imagine New York City five years from now with streets full of abandoned storefronts, closed eateries, and empty buildings. The cumulative effects of the coronavirus may be more overwhelming than the other challenges New York City has had to face during the past two generations, including the aftermath of 9/ 11. It is likely that the pandemic will simply accelerate the trend in the sharp decline of its population and livelihoods. New York City was already losing population before the outbreak due to economic factors and quality of life issues. Around 40,000 residents left between 2017 and 2018 alone. The...