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  • Syracuse woman says bedbugs ruining her life

    04/01/2015 6:09:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Syracuse Media ^ | April 01, 2015 | Tim Knauss
    Friends no longer visit Kafi Ahmad's small apartment in Syracuse. Her home health aide stopped coming. And the maddening insect bites persist. Ahmad, 63, said she has "no life'' since bedbugs infested her high-rise apartment in December. She has endured welts from swollen insect bites all over her body. After 14 years in her apartment, Ahmad fled to a homeless shelter for three nights in February to escape the bedbugs. The insects "bite me and pinch me,'' she said. "My life no good.'' Bedbugs, which started attracting notice in Syracuse a decade ago, are not known to carry disease but...
  • Al Sharpton Compares Indiana Religious Freedom Law To Slavery, Jim Crow [VIDEO]

    04/01/2015 3:32:13 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 30, 2015 | No Attribution
    n the opening segment of MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation,” host and notorious tax-evader Al Sharpton compared the newly-enacted Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act to Jim Crow and slavery. “This is a key moment for the country,” he said. “Too often in our history, we’ve seen religion used to justify attacks on other people’s rights, from slavery, to Jim Crow, to women’s right to vote.”
  • Bill de Blasio Says Indiana Religious Law Is ‘Doomed to Failure’

    04/01/2015 3:08:32 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 30 replies
    observer.com ^ | March 31, 2015 | Ross Barkan
    Mayor Bill de Blasio excoriated a controversial Indiana religious freedom law, telling reporters today that it is “deeply disturbing” and “doomed to failure.” Following the lead of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mr. de Blasio also said he would ban non-essential city travel to the Hoosier State. “It’s a deeply disturbing reality right now in Indiana and I hope before it’s too late, they turn back,” Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat, said at an unrelated press conference in Brooklyn. He promised that the law, which critics say will allow businesses to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, will backfire on the...
  • Krewella Explain Why Monica Lewinsky Is A Hero: DJ Duo Says 'Public Shaming' Has To Stop (barf!)

    04/01/2015 1:00:54 PM PDT · by drewh · 22 replies
    MTV News ^ | 3/29/2015 | by Emilee Lindner
    Krewella is no stranger to online humiliation. The sister DJ duo were once the target of cyber-bullying when they parted ways their DJ partner Kris “Rain Man” Trindl for alcohol and drug issues and “pretending to DJ” onstage. But that didn’t stop people online from throwing out sexist remarks, saying they threw out the guy who did all the work. Even today, during their set at Ultra Music Festival, Deadmau5 took to Twitter, claiming that the sisters were faking their performance. Turns out, he didn’t know what he was talking about. It’s still hard for people to believe that lady...
  • Lefty Celebrities Rosie O’Donnell, Michael Moore Announce Joint Venture

    04/01/2015 11:56:17 AM PDT · by drewh · 26 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | APRIL 1, 2015
    In the most surprising news of the year so far concerning liberal celebrities, the New York Times reported in its Wednesday editions that Michael Moore and Rosie O’Donnell have more than ideological synchronicity. They are now expecting their first child together. As befits the leftist agenda of the Times, reporter Amanda Portcullis, who interviewed Moore and O’Donnell for the story, presented the developments in a highly positive light. She quoted no one who criticized Moore’s anti-business, anti-conservative movies, nor did she allow anyone to state an opposing view to O’Donnell’s 9/11 “trutherism” and hostility to gun rights. The article revealed...
  • Cuomo bans nonessential travel to Indiana due to 'religious freedom' law

    03/31/2015 4:57:33 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 42 replies
    Crains & Bloomberg ^ | 3/31/2015 | Crains/Bloomberg
    Mayor Bill de Blasio also said he would also ban non-essential, city-funded travel to Indiana.Crain's New York Business contributed to this article.
  • {NYC} East Village Explosion Might Have Followed Attempt to Hide Gas Siphoning

    04/01/2015 4:46:34 AM PDT · by thackney · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 31, 2015 | PATRICK McGEEHAN and AL BAKER
    ...destroyed three_buildings and killed two men in the East Village last week resulted from an attempt to hide the unauthorized siphoning of natural gas for tenants in one of the buildings. Their working theory is that one or more gas lines were surreptitiously tapped over several months; then the siphoning apparatus was dismantled or hidden on Thursday before Consolidated Edison conducted an inspection. As soon as the utility inspectors left, an attempt to resume the diversion of gas went awry, setting off the explosion, according to two law enforcement sources with knowledge of this working theory. That version of events...
  • Media misfire? Columbia J-school, Bloomberg unite to teach gun coverage

    03/31/2015 3:15:21 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 31, 2015 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Critics who think the media has an anti-firearm agenda won't like the lineup behind a high-powered, upcoming seminar aimed at training reporters to cover the issue of gun violence. Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, the vaunted New York institution that hands out the annual Pulitzer prizes, is sponsoring the session through its Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. Also helping to bankroll the event, in Phoenix May 29-30, is Everytown for Gun Safety, the nonprofit, pro-gun control group founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. A series of speakers has been lined up and, critics say, it...
  • NY bans state-funded travel to Indiana

    03/31/2015 1:35:10 PM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 31, 2015 | Keith Laing
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced on Tuesday that he is banning all non-essential state-funded travel to Indiana in response to a state law that critics say would allow businesses to deny service to gay people. "Today, I direct all agencies, departments, boards and commissions to immediately review all requests for state funded or state sponsored travel to the State of Indiana and to bar any such publicly funded travel that is not essential to the enforcement of state law or public health and safety,” Cuomo said in a statement.
  • Anti-Gun Hollywood Liberal Accused of Molesting Young Woman

    03/31/2015 11:06:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March, 31, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Meet Harvey Weinstein: Hollywood liberal and an anti-gun zealot. One of his latest projects (which will bomb at the box office), is a movie specifically targeting the National Rifle Association. They are going to wish they weren’t alive after I’m done with them,” Weinstein told Stern on Wednesday, referring to the NRA’s lobbying and political strength. Weinstein did not go into specifics about the project, but said that Meryl Streep was involved and that it would not be a documentary but “a big movie like ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.'” “I don’t think we need guns in this country, and I...
  • Michelle Obama Member of Fitness 'Cult' Soulcycle

    03/31/2015 12:30:41 PM PDT · by drewh · 22 replies
    Bretibart ^ | 3/23/15
    First Lady Michelle Obama was spotted leaving the DC location of SoulCycle this past Sunday, and has now been named a member of the cult… um… club, which offers fitness and indoor cycling classes. Soul Cycle describes its classes as a “dance party on a bike” (we all know how much the First Lady likes to dance) and combines high-intensity music and inspirational quotes that are said to benefit the mind and body. Examples of motivational phrases, which have been recited at the New York location, via Vanity Fair: “Be the same person on the outside as on the inside-those...
  • Movement to Increase McDonald’s Minimum Wage Broadens Its Tactics

    03/30/2015 4:25:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 30, 2015 | By STEVEN GREENHOUSE
    On a recent Friday, Kwanza Brooks, a $7.25-an-hour McDonald’s worker, climbed into a 14-person van to take a four-hour ride from Charlotte, N.C., to Atlanta. As she and other workers headed south, Ms. Brooks, a short, fiery woman, swapped stories with her companions about unsafe conditions and unfair managers. Upon arriving, they joined more than 400 other people — including home care aides, Walmart workers, child care workers and adjunct professors. The gathering was a strategy session to plan for the fast-food movement’s next big wave of protests, which is now scheduled for April 15. But the meeting was also...
  • NYC 2015: Black Councilwoman Suggests ‘Benefit’ To Ethnically Segregated Housing

    03/30/2015 4:47:24 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/30/2015
    New York City’s 334 public housing developments’ bland, dilapidated-before-they-were-even-built housing projects have blighted the urban landscape for decades. Now, though, a Big Apple councilwoman has added further insult by bizarrely endorsing the segregation of residents living in two housing projects in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood by ethnic groups. The Daily Caller is not making this up. The councilwoman is Democrat Laurie Cumbo, the New York Post reports. Cumbo, who is black, is concerned that “blocs” of Asians have been moving into the Fort Greene housing projects. “How is it that one specific ethnic group has had the opportunity to move...
  • New York Dairy farmers bemoan lack of illegal aliens

    03/31/2015 12:02:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/31/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This immigration story takes place far from the southern border and actually hits rather close to home for me, since it’s set in upstate New York. What’s that you say? We don’t have an illegal immigrant problem in the northeast? Think again. Apparently the use of illegal farm labor is still all the rage up here, but it just doesn’t get the same sort of press coverage. Particularly hard hit by a lack of “comprehensive immigration reform” are the dairy farmers. When Mike McMahon’s Latino employees need to go to the bank, the pharmacy or the grocery store, he...
  • New 'Daily Show' Host Twitter Feed Full of Gay, Fat, Jew, Asian Jokes

    03/31/2015 11:06:27 AM PDT · by drewh · 19 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | 3/31/15 | by JOHN NOLTE
    Trevor Noah, the 31 year-old South African comedian hand-picked by Jon Stewart and Comedy Central to replace Stewart, has a major Twitter problem on his hands. Being shot to superstardom often results in an instantaneous social media vetting, something Noah, Stewart, and Comedy Central were apparently unaware of. ItÂ’s fairly obvious no one in charge vetted NoahÂ’s Twitter feed or they just didnÂ’t care that it is loaded with jokes aimed at gays, Asians, the overweight, and Jews. This revelation is especially interesting after learning that Noah has already trashed America as racist. The hypocrisy of Jon Stewart is just...
  • ‘Disarm NYPD’ seeks to strip police of firearms, create ‘no cop zones’

    03/31/2015 4:40:12 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 35 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | 3/31/15 | Steve Berman
    An anti-cop group wants to take its beef with law enforcement to a new level: disarm the New York City Police Department.
  • Outrageous public pensions could bankrupt these states

    03/30/2015 5:31:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Yahoo -FT ^ | 3-30-2015 | Steven Malanga
    Some of the worst public-sector pension problems in America are playing out in states and cities where legislation or local court rulings have granted extraordinary protections to workers’ retirement benefits—far beyond those enjoyed by private-sector employees. ... One can see a glimpse of Illinois’s possible future in Arizona. Last year, the state’s Supreme Court overturned 2011 pension reforms that, among other things, sought to curb expensive annual cost-of-living increases for judges, legislators, and ... The predicament faced by Illinois and Arizona should be a warning, especially to other states where government pensions enjoy extraordinary legal protections. Raising benefits or shortchanging...
  • Too many Asians? NY Dem lawmaker explores segregating public housing by race

    03/30/2015 4:53:38 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    Apparently upset that “blocs” of Asians are taking over blocks of public housing in her district, a New York City councilwoman last week suggested “culture” be included when assigning people to public housing. “There could be some benefit to housing people by culture,” Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo told the New York Post. “I think it needs to be discussed.” lauriecumbo0330 Photo: New York Post If Cumbo weren’t a black woman Democrat from New York City in 2015 – if she were, say, a white male Democrat from Alabama in 1965 – everyone would know exactly what she was talking about when...
  • Harvey Weinstein accused of groping Italian woman, 22, in his office at Tribeca Film Center: sources

    03/30/2015 2:21:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | March 30, 2015 | Rocco Parascandola , Tina Moore
    Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is being accused of groping a 22-year-old Italian model on the opening weekend of his Radio City “New York Spring Spectacular,” police sources said Monday. The model told cops that the Oscar-winning Hollywood producer sexually abused her after coaxing her to his Manhattan office on the pretense of talking business, sources told the Daily News. The woman told cops that Weinstein — a married, 63-year-old father of five — groped her private area and her breasts around 6 p.m. Friday in his third-floor office at the Tribeca Film Center on Greenwich St., the sources said. “He...
  • Hillary Supporter Threatens O’Malley: ‘He Better Watch It’ [VIDEO]

    03/30/2015 12:22:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 29, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    A former governor on ABC’s “This Week” made a not-so-veiled threat Sunday to former Democratic Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley that he could lose a cabinet position in Hillary Clinton’s administration by running against her. Former Democratic Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who also serves as a Senior Advisor to Ready for Hillary PAC said, “She is comfortable enough to be able to withstand a primary.” Granholm added, “And Martin O’Malley, he’s a very nice guy, and I was thinking he might make a nice member of a President Clinton administration, so he better watch it.” “I think he and anybody else,...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,March 30-April 3,2015

    03/30/2015 12:00:34 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | March 30-April 3, 2015 | Sean Hannity
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  • Reporter Who Exposed Hillary’s Secret Intel Operation: Who Authorized & Financed It?

    03/29/2015 8:04:55 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/29/2015 | Breitbart News
    One of the reporters who exposed what appears to have been former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s clandestine and rogue intelligence service said that there are more questions than answers regarding the operation, which was exposed in the hacked emails of Clinton’s longtime confidante Sidney Blumenthal. Appearing on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, Jeff Gerth, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, told host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon that he still wanted to know “who authorized or tasked this network to do what they did” and “who was paying for this?” Gerth, the former...
  • Jenny McCarthy Predicts The View Has One Year Left: ‘The Titanic Might Go Down’

    03/30/2015 10:58:11 AM PDT · by drewh · 38 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 12:52 pm, March 30th, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    Jenny McCarthy and her husband Donnie Wahlberg appeared on Howard Stern‘s SiriusXM show Monday and the host asked her point blank what she thinks about the apparent struggles at The View since her departure last year. “I think they might try one more year and then I think the Titanic might go down,” McCarthy predicted, after which Stern pointed out that the ratings for the show have diminished since she left last summer and producers brought back Rosie O’Donnell (who has since left for the second time). McCarthy was hesitant to say so herself, but Wahlberg revealed that the show...
  • NYT ad calls on Obama to act like Churchill, not Chamberlain

    03/30/2015 5:17:34 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 29 replies
    israelhayom.com ^ | Yoni Hersch
    In full-page ad, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach warns of another Munich Agreement, calling one-year breakout time "catastrophic" • Ad says deal must not be signed before Iran's leader "personally and publicly repudiates all genocidal threats" against Israel. Popular New Jersey Orthodox Rabbi Shmuley Boteach took to The New York Times on Friday to criticize President Barack Obama's emerging nuclear deal with Iran, saying it could spell disaster for the Middle East region and the world. Boteach's World Values Network ran a full-page ad in the paper warning that the agreement -- which might be finalized by Tuesday -- could backfire like...
  • Do Universities Avoid Secure Communities?

    03/30/2015 7:45:38 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 26, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    As we have noted, universities take a different view of unchecked immigration than the general populace does. Moreover, when law schools teach courses on immigration statutes, there’s one they might be missing. For example, at the City University of New York, “The Advanced Certificate in Immigration Law offers a unique opportunity for those working with immigrants, employers, and families to: • “Understand law and regulations governing immigration and citizenship; • “Learn how to comply with rapidly evolving immigration policies; • “Learn how to file petitions and applications; • “Witness immigration court proceedings first hand; • “Work with top CUNY faculty...
  • Tourist apologizes for snapping selfie near East Village blast site

    03/30/2015 2:44:12 AM PDT · by csvset · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 30, 2015 | Bruce Golding
    A selfie-obsessed tourist apologized Sunday for posting an online pic of herself grinning at the site of the deadly East Village inferno. After The Post exposed her with a front-page story headlined “Village Idiots,” Christina Freundlich said she was “deeply sorry for my careless and distasteful post.” “It was inconsiderate to those hurt in the crash and to the city of New York,” she said in an e-mail to The Des Moines Register. “What happened last week in the East Village is not to be taken lightly and I regret my course of action.” Freundlich, who worked on both of...
  • Patty Murray Should Be the Next Senate Minority Leader

    03/29/2015 4:36:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    Slate Magazine ^ | March 29, 2015
    ... Warren is best where she is: a valuable and influential senator who pressures the party from the left. No, it doesn’t come with a title, but it isn’t a small thing. In his eight years in the Senate, South Carolina’s former Sen. Jim DeMint was hugely powerful as an ideological leader, using his base in the conservative movement—and later, the Tea Party—to pull Republicans to the right during the 2012 presidential election. He enforced ideological discipline, and it worked. Warren doesn’t have to lead the Democrats—or run for president—to make the party more liberal. She can build power from...
  • De Blasio Announces Addition Of Muslim Holidays To NYC Public Schools Calendar

    03/29/2015 1:43:51 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 42 replies
    http://newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | unknown
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York City public schools have added two Muslim holidays to the school calendar, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina announced Wednesday. Schools will now close for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, making New York City the largest school district in the nation to recognize the two holidays on the official school calendar. “We are committed to having a school calendar that reflects and honors the extraordinary diversity of our students,” said Farina.
  • Law firm: Dinosaur cheating tipped workers

    03/29/2015 1:00:29 PM PDT · by Kenny500c · 42 replies
    Albany Times-Union ^ | March 29, 2015 | Lauren Stanforth
    A New York City law firm known for filing class action lawsuits on behalf of chain restaurant workers is going after Dinosaur Bar-B-Que for what it says is the systemic underpayment of tipped workers like servers and bartenders. The law firm of Fitapelli & Schaffer said it has filed a class action lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York involving all six New York state Dinosaur Bar-B-Que locations, including the one opened in Troy in 2010. Dinosaur has made tipped workers spend at least 20 percent of their time doing non-tippable work — like rolling...
  • ( NYC ) City housing agency faces $98M shortfall

    03/29/2015 10:31:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Crains - New York ^ | March 27, 2015 | Amanda Fung
    The beleaguered New York City Housing Authority said it faces a $98 million budget gap this year that will grow to $400 million by 2025 ... the "financial model for pubic housing is unsustainable." Meanwhile, the Daily News also reported that NYCHA sold off supplies that were needed for repairs and cleanup at its complexes across the city.
  • Wall Street welcomes expected Chuck Schumer promotion

    03/29/2015 6:28:06 AM PDT · by amnestynone · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | March 27, 2015 | MJ Lee
    Chuck Schumer is set to get a big promotion -- and that's welcome news to Wall Street. The veteran Democratic senator from New York is widely expected to take Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's job when he retires at the end of 2016. Reid, who announced he would not be running for reelection Friday morning, quickly endorsed his New York colleague for the role. Schumer's ascension to the top Democratic position in the Senate -- and even possibly to Senate majority leader if his party regains control of the chamber -- is a boon for the finance and business communities,...
  • Heartless Visitors Snap Selfies at East Village Blast Site (NYC)

    03/29/2015 9:24:26 AM PDT · by thefactor · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 29, 2015 | Kevin Fasick
    Self-absorbed jerks are treating the East Village gas-explosion site like a tourist attraction, shooting grinning selfies of themselves even as rescuers search for life in the ruins where two bodies might still be buried.“THIS IS A TRAGEDY NOT A TOURIST ATTRACTION,” one frustrated neighbor wrote in a sign taped to a front door on nearby 7th Street. “SHOW SOME RESPECT,” the sign demanded.Other selfie-snappers included Christina Freundlich, whose LinkedIn profile lists her as a communications director for the Iowa Democratic Party. She posted a grinning photo of herself at the scene giving the peace sign.
  • Utility found 'hazardous situation' months before NYC blast [someone illegally tapped gas line]

    03/29/2015 7:09:19 AM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | March 29, 2015 | Jennifer Peltz
    NEW YORK (AP) — More than seven months before an explosion and fire leveled three apartment buildings in Manhattan's East Village, utility workers discovered that the gas line to a restaurant in one of them had been illegally tapped, creating a hazardous situation, according to the company. On Aug. 6, a meter reader at the restaurant detected the smell of gas and reported it, said Consolidated Edison spokesman Allan Drury. A gas crew dispatched to the site found multiple leaks in a gas line that had been tapped, Drury said, adding that the restaurant was the only customer in the...
  • Clintons Received Money from 'Front for the Government of Iran'

    03/26/2015 9:48:59 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 3-26-15 | Daniel Halper
    As President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry close in on a nuclear deal with Iran, it's worth remembering that the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation received money from "a front for the government of Iran" called the Alavi Foundation. The front gave the Clintons $30,000 between April 2005 and March 2006, according to tax forms. This occurred years after law enforcement officials tied the group to Iranian radicals. “The center is funded by the New York-based Alavi Foundation, which law enforcement officials say is closely tied to the mullahs who dominate Iran,” the Washington Post reported...
  • Conservatives' worst nightmare is next at bat

    03/28/2015 7:00:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 51 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/28/15 | Michael Filozof
    One unfortunate day in the future, America will again have a Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate. And when that day happens, conservatives had better start digging foxholes, because their worst nightmare will be the majority leader. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada, the former hyper-partisan majority leader (and present minority leader) announced yesterday that he will retire at the end of his term in 2017. He named Chuck Schumer, D-New York, as his heir apparent. As a Westerner from a blue state that could flip to red at any time, Reid was forced to take account of libertarian views. Nevada is,...
  • Robert Reich: A Few Hundred People Joining ISIS Not Really a ‘Big Deal’

    03/28/2015 1:45:28 PM PDT · by drewh · 67 replies
    Mediate.com ^ | | 1:45 pm, March 28th, 2015 | by Andrew Kirel
    n the grand scheme of things, a few hundred people joining up with Islamic State forces is “not a big deal,” economist Robert Reich said Friday evening on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show. “We’ve covered it during the headline of all these westerners joining ISIS. I don’t understand that,” host Larry Wilmore said to his panel. “You know, we have the teen girls and all this. Why are people trying to join ISIS? What’s going on?” And Reich’s explanation: I think that there are not that many trying to join ISIS and you say all these European, all these Americans....
  • Lululemon Introduces 'Anti-Ball Crushing' Pants For Men (sales up 16%)

    03/27/2015 2:34:59 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | DATED: 14:26 EST, 27 March 2015
    Lululemon is hoping to boost sales among men with a new genital-friendly range of pants. Lululemon Athletica Inc told Bloomberg on Thursday that its ABC pants - referring to their 'anti-ball crushing' design - have given the company a 16 per cent sales hike in the men's sector of business last quarter. The Canada-based company's website describes the pants as 'ABC (anti-ball crushing) engineering gives you and the family jewels room to breathe'. The site goes on: 'A wide paneled gusset and four-way stretch Warpstreme fabric make these pants commute, travel and sweat ready.' Consumers were divided over the ABCs....
  • Harry Reid endorses Chuck Schumer to lead Senate Democrats

    03/27/2015 11:55:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 27, 2015 | Kelly Cohen
    Harry Reid endorsed Chuck Schumer to succeed him as Senate minority leader after he retires in 2016. [Snip] Reid predicted Schumer, the third-ranking Democrat in Senate leadership, would win the post without opposition. He also suggested any competition — specifically Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois, with whom he spoke on the phone with Friday morning — should stand down. Reid called Schumer "extremely smart" in the interview, adding that he would bring a "different style" to Senate leadership compared with Reid's soft-spoken nature.
  • To Stop Iran’s Bomb, Bomb Iran

    03/26/2015 7:35:54 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | Today | John Bolton
    In theory, comprehensive international sanctions, rigorously enforced and universally adhered to, might have broken the back of Iran’s nuclear program. But the sanctions imposed have not met those criteria. Naturally, Tehran wants to be free of them, but the president’s own director of National Intelligence testified in 2014 that they had not stopped Iran’s progressing its nuclear program. There is now widespread acknowledgment that the rosy 2007 National Intelligence Estimate, which judged that Iran’s weapons program was halted in 2003, was an embarrassment, little more than wishful thinking. The inescapable conclusion is that Iran will not negotiate away its nuclear...
  • 19 STUDENTS, 18 OF THEM GIRLS, CHARGED AFTER HIGH SCHOOL BRAWL IN UPSTATE NEW YORK

    Authorities say they've charged 19 students, 18 of them girls, in connection with a brawl that broke out at an upstate New York high school. Local media report that the Chemung County Sheriff's Office announced the arrests Wednesday, a week after a large fight occurred shortly before noon March 18 in the main lobby area at Elmira High School. Officials say the fight appears to have been planned. The melee led to the school being placed on lockdown for a short period.
  • So much for NO mass appeal: Texas Tribune finds DEMOCRAT who likes Ted Cruz in NYC

    03/26/2015 9:32:39 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mar 26, 2015 | By The Right Scoop
    The Texas Tribune took to the streets of New York City, specifically Times Square, and asked random people what they thought of Ted Cruz. Many hadn’t heard of Ted Cruz, but he did find one admitted Democrat who said likes what she sees in Ted Cruz so far. Of course, there are others in the video who like Cruz and the rest are idiots.
  • New York Assembly Passes Bill Allowing Shooting Babies Through the Heart With Poison to Kill Them

    03/26/2015 4:17:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/25/15 | Steven Ertelt
    **SNIP** For years, the state legislature has been embroiled in a mulch-year battle over a package of bills designed to push the interests of women. The bills have been held up in part because it includes a measure that would promote late-term abortions in the Empire State. Despite strenuous support from pro-abortion Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the legislature has refused to pass the package of bills because of the abortion measure. The abortion bill would allow an abortion procedure that has abortionists shooting poison through the hearts of unborn children to kill them. Now, the state Assembly has approved part of...
  • Feminist Designer Hayat Rachi Launches 'Non-Sexy' Lingerie Brand

    03/26/2015 2:22:09 PM PDT · by drewh · 71 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | 3/24/15 | by KELLI SERIO
    Feminist Hayat Rachi says she’s fed up with lingerie that objectifies and sexualizes the female body and is launching a brand of more conservative lingerie, to counter the issue, with the help of a Kickstarter campaign. Rachi’s Neon Moon collection plans to release its first line, titled Mon Dieo, soon, which is free of wiring or cleavage boosting padding and is designed for women of all body types, “including women who embrace pubic, leg and underarm hair.” In other words, Neon Moon will be about as risqué as it sounds. “Instead of succumbing to the body shaming, sexualized and objectifying...
  • Multiple Injuries Reported After Explosion, Collapse At East Village Building [NYC]

    03/26/2015 12:45:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    CBS NYC ^ | March 26, 2015 3:41 PM | sTAFF
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Emergency responders are rushing to the scene of an explosion at a building in Manhattan’s East Village. The collapse was reported at around 3:20 p.m. at 7th Street and Second Avenue Thursday afternoon. Multiple injuries have been reported, the Fire Department said. The collapse occurred at 125 Second Avenue, which is a residential and commercial building. Fire could be seen tearing through at least two buildings at the location. The fire quickly escalated to four alarms, according to the FDNY.
  • Clinton Camp Warns Us Not to Use Certain "Sexist" Words

    03/26/2015 11:55:57 AM PDT · by yoe · 85 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | March 26, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    he Clinton campaign has issued a list of words and terms to the Drive-By Media in the form of a threatening e-mail to a New York Times infobabe telling them, "These are the words you cannot use to describe Mrs. Clinton." One word that's not on the list is "cankles." I guess everybody in the media is free to use the word "cankles." ... [snip]Here are the words that the Hillary Clinton campaign sent out to the New York Times reporter Amy Chozick is telling her she can't use. "Polarizing." You may not use the word "polarizing" to describe Mrs....
  • How Do we Decide Who Is a ‘Real’ Candidate for President?

    03/26/2015 11:06:28 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Ted Cruz was not the first person to officially declare his presidential candidacy when he announced on Monday. Scores of people are running just as officially as the junior senator from Texas, as measured by their having filled out the proper form with the Federal Election Commission. So why do we consider Cruz a "real" candidate and those other 200-odd candidates not worth mentioning? Is it viability? Few people think Cruz has much of a shot at the Republican nomination. The Upshot's Nate Cohn makes the case against his doing so pretty concretely. We looked at the strength of his...
  • Happy Holidaze, from New York City

    03/26/2015 9:23:58 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 24, 2015 | Tony Perkins
    In New York City schools, kids are learning Rs: reading, writing, and Ramadan. Thanks to the far-Left priorities of Mayor Bill de Blasio (D), city schools have added two Muslim holidays to the school calendar — a concession that took even Big Apple parents by surprise. While the largest religion in the country fights to even be recognized, “NYC schools will now close for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha — making (it) the largest school district in the nation to recognize the two holidays on the official school calendar.” Although families already had the option of taking excused absences for...
  • Video shows 8th-graders assault 1st-graders at Queens school

    03/26/2015 4:39:51 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | march 26, 2015 | JOHN MARZULLI, BEN CHAPMAN, CORKY SIEMASZKO
    When a Queens first-grader refused to join their public school fight club, a group of “twisted sisters” who were supposed to be tutoring her made the little girl pay. The mother of 7-year-old Taniya Jules claims in court papers that her daughter was pounded by a pack of eighth-graders for refusing to battle a classmate — and then dragged by the hair down the hallway of her school and slammed into the walls. -snip Two other first-grade girls and a boy were also victimized, Gore said, by a fearsome foursome that was supposed to be tutoring the kids as part...
  • Steve King to Steve Israel: Face Me 'Man to Man' on Mideast

    03/25/2015 4:20:31 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Bill Hoffmann
    Rep. Steve King says Rep. Steve Israel twisted his comments about Democratic support for Israel, and tells Newsmax TV that the New York Democrat should face him "man to man." "Sure he is [distorting]," King, an Iowa Republican, said Wednesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. ow "He demanded an apology in a tweet, and he also demanded that the Republican Party repudiate me. "I just tweeted back and said that's the kind of request that he should make eye-to-eye and man-to-man."
  • Homeland Security watchdog faults visa official for helping insiders (Clinton, Reid, McAuliffe)

    03/25/2015 1:44:51 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 4 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 24, 2015 | By Joseph Tanfani
    The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department intervened several times in projects with connections to insiders, including Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and a brother of Hillary Rodham Clinton, according to a report issued by the department's watchdog Tuesday. Alejandro Mayorkas, while head of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, created an "appearance of favoritism" in a program that offers visas to wealthy foreigners willing to invest in American companies, the report says, though it stops short of saying Mayorkas was guilty of wrongdoing. More than 15 whistle-blowers came forward to complain that Mayorkas was giving special treatment to...