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  • New York Times Column: Why Polls Tend to Undercount Democrats

    10/30/2014 10:41:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    New York Times, The Upshot ^ | 10/30/2014 | Nate Cohn
    Polls show that the Republicans have an advantage in the fight for control of the Senate. They lead in enough states to win control, and they have additional opportunities in North Carolina and New Hampshire to make up for potential upsets. As Election Day nears, Democratic hopes increasingly hinge on the possibility that the polls will simply prove wrong. But that possibility is not far-fetched. The polls have generally underestimated Democrats in recent years, and there are reasons to think it could happen again. In 2010, the polls underestimated the Democrats in every competitive Senate race by an average of...
  • Gov. Cuomo blames a busy day job for new memoir's failure to fly off shelves (Book Flop)

    10/21/2014 6:00:24 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/20/14 | CELESTE KATZ
    It's not that Gov. Cuomo's book sales stink, he told reporters Monday -- it's just that his day job keeps him kind of busy when it comes to promoting it. Cuomo's first memoir signing drew fewer than 150 people to the Barnes & Noble in Union Square last Wednesday. His Amazon ratings aren't exactly a blazing constellation of five-star endorsements either.
  • Why Cat-Calling Really Is a Problem

    10/31/2014 8:19:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 164 replies
    National Review ^ | October 30, 2014 | Christine Sisto
    A new video about street harassment has gone viral and it proves that . . . how do I put this? It proves that I was right. The video, released by the nonprofit anti-street-harassment organization Hollaback, features a moderately attractive woman, Shoshana Roberts, wearing jeans and a T-shirt, walking in silence through Manhattan for ten hours. The trek was recorded on a hidden video camera, carried by Roberts’s boyfriend, who walked in front of her. The camera picked up over 100 instances of street harassment in one day, according to the group, ranging in severity from men shouting “good morning,”...
  • How the Far-Left Hijacked a Cat-Calling Debate and Started to Eat Itself

    10/31/2014 12:34:00 PM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | October 31, 2014 | Charles C.W. Cooke
    This, however, seems to be too rubish a deduction for its critics. So reflexive has the search for complexity become that even the most straightforward of questions are now twisted and bent into more pleasingly distressing shapes. In her Brooklyn Magazine piece, Iverson argues that “it’s no coincidence that Roberts is presented in the video as being explicitly not responsible for the attacks on her because she’s not wearing ‘provocative’ clothes and she doesn’t respond to any of the verbal assaults thrown at her.” At first blush, one would have imagined this to be a positive thing. Does not the...
  • NYPD’s highest ranking black official quits

    10/31/2014 2:02:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 31, 2014 3:19 PM EDT | Colleen Long
    The NYPD’s highest-ranking black official abruptly quit Friday instead of taking a new post, a surprising move that caught city officials off guard at a time when the department is trying to mend relationships with minority communities.Chief Philip Banks III was to have been named first deputy commissioner, second in command at the nation’s largest police force. Commissioner William Bratton already had announced the change and Banks was to have been promoted Monday. Instead, he will retire. It wasn’t clear why Banks changed his mind, and Bratton cited only “personal and professional factors.” …
  • Jewish Girl Attacked in Sick New ‘Game’...Scene Descends Into Anti-Semitic Hate Fest

    10/31/2014 12:06:27 PM PDT · by walford · 31 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | October 29, 2014 | Staff
    A new ‘game’ circulating on social media inspired a group of teenagers to assault a Jewish girl in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and resulted in a display of hatred toward Jews upon the suspect’s arrest, local blog CrownHeights.info reported on Wednesday. The ‘game’ is called ‘What the hell are they?’ The objective is to hit someone on their feet or legs if he or she is wearing nicer shoes than you, shout “what the hell are they” and then run away. The victim, a 13-year-old student of local Chabad girls school Beis Rivkah, was approached by two girls and a boy...
  • Democrats: Vote or we’ll kick your ass

    10/31/2014 7:08:50 AM PDT · by Twotone · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | Oct. 30, 2014 | Carl Campanile & Natalie O'Neill
    Democrats are telling voters that they had better head to the polls — or else. The New York State Democratic Committee is bullying people into voting next week with intimidating letters warning that it can easily find out which slackers fail to cast a ballot next Tuesday. “Who you vote for is your secret. But whether or not you vote is public record,” the letter says.
  • FEMA conducts pandemic training in NY, NJ

    10/31/2014 6:26:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 3 replies
    WND ^ | 10/30/14 | Aaron Klein
    Talk about timing. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is currently in the middle of a two-year pandemic training exercise with New York City and northern New Jersey. Titled “2013-14 Pandemic Influenza Continuity Exercise Strategy,” the FEMA training simulates a global pandemic of influenza that spreads from person to person, including in the U.S.
  • NYC tracking 117 people for Ebola symptoms

    10/31/2014 6:13:06 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    My Fox NY ^ | 10/31/14 | MYFOX NEW YORK STAFF
    NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Out of an abundance of caution, New York City health officials say they are monitoring 117 New Yorkers for signs of Ebola.
  • Democrats threaten non-voters: We know who you are

    10/31/2014 4:45:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/30/14 | Carl Campanile and Natalie O'Neill
    Democrats are telling voters that they had better head to the polls — or else. The New York State Democratic Committee is bullying people into voting next week with intimidating letters warning that it can easily find out which slackers fail to cast a ballot next Tuesday. “Who you vote for is your secret. But whether or not you vote is public record,” the letter says. “We will be reviewing voting records to determine whether you joined your neighbors who voted in 2014.” It ends with a line better suited to a mob movie than a major political party: “If...
  • Anti-Israel Group Advocates Illegal Disruption Of 'Zionist Normalization' Assemblies

    10/30/2014 8:57:35 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 7 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10.30.2014
    Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) are taking their disdain for the Jewish State to the next level. Having conducted anti-Israel demonstrations on college campuses across North America; intimidating Jewish students as well as sponsoring some of the most vehement anti-Semitic voices in America, SJP is now adding breaking the law to their resume. The education watchdog group AMCHA initiative uncovered an internal SJP document revealing a plan to disrupt all pro-Israel events, behavior that is illegal under all U.S. states’ laws. The document, approved by the membership of Binghamton University (SUNY)’s SJP group, states that if over six SJP...
  • Ebola doctor ‘lied’ about NYC travels

    10/29/2014 8:30:44 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 56 replies
    NY Post ^ | Oct 29, 2014 | Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding
    The city’s first Ebola patient initially lied to authorities about his travels around the city following his return from treating disease victims in Africa, law-enforcement sources said. Dr. Craig Spencer at first told officials that he isolated himself in his Harlem apartment — and didn’t admit he rode the subways, dined out and went bowling until cops looked at his MetroCard the sources said.
  • Business returns at bowling alley visited by Ebola patient, Dr. Craig Spencer

    10/30/2014 11:14:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Brooklyn News 12 ^ | 10/30/2014
    The Williamsburg bowling alley visited by the New York City doctor with Ebola is receiving an outpouring of support from the community. Dr. Craig Spencer was at The Gutter the night before he became the first person in the city diagnosed with the virus, but regular customers have been hitting the lanes again. The Gutter was temporarily closed for a thorough cleaning, and...
  • NYPD: Threat Of Terrorists With Drones Is A Growing Concern

    10/30/2014 9:08:02 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 11 replies
    CBSNewYork ^ | October 29, 2014 | Jeff Pegues
    Police brass haven’t talked about drones as potential weapons, until now, CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues reported Wednesday. The NYPD is actively looking for ways to stop an attack by a drone. The department told Pegues there is no intelligence showing an imminent threat, but over the last year the country’s largest police force has been increasingly concerned about a potential terror attack from the air by a drone. “We look at it as something that could be a terrorist’s tool,” Deputy Chief Salvatore DiPace said. “We’ve seen some video where the drone was flying at different targets along the...
  • California issues quarantine policy for Ebola exposure

    10/29/2014 2:25:35 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    Los Angeles times ^ | Oct 29 2014 | J serna
    Anyone arriving in California from an Ebola-affected area and who has had personal contact with a person infected with the deadly virus will be quarantined for 21 days, according to an order issued Wednesday by the state's public health director. The order provides a more nuanced set of guidelines to assess the risk associated with people returning from regions afflicted by an Ebola outbreak -- currently Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea -- than the controversial blanket quarantines in New Jersey, New York and Maine.
  • De Blasio rebukes report about Ebola patient

    10/29/2014 11:32:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Capital New York ^ | October 29, 2014 | Sally Goldenberg
    Mayor Bill de Blasio admonished a report in Wednesday's New York Post that accused Dr. Craig Spencer, the Harlem physician who tested positive for Ebola last week, of lying to authorities about his self-monitored quarantine. "I'm sick of these attempts to belittle a man who is a hero. It's got to end," de Blasio told reporters after a Hurricane Sandy-related press conference on Staten Island. "This is a guy who went into danger to protect all of us. We don't spend a lot of time when someone comes back wearing a military uniform questioning their desire to do good." The...
  • NY State blesses ‘incest’ marriage between uncle, niece

    10/29/2014 9:29:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 29, 2014 | Julia Marsh
    The state’s highest court has toppled a cultural taboo — legalizing a degree of incest, at least between an uncle and niece — in a unanimous ruling. While the laws against “parent-child and brother-sister marriages . . . are grounded in the almost universal horror with which such marriages are viewed . . . there is no comparably strong objection to uncle-niece marriages,” Tuesday’s ruling reads.
  • New York Ebola doctor 'LIED to police about his travel': They found out from his MetroCard

    10/29/2014 5:01:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 29, 2014 | Chris Pleasance
    The doctor currently being treated for Ebola in New York lied to police about travelling around the city for six days before he was quarantined, it has been revealed. Dr Craig Spencer initially told officers that he had isolated himself in his Harlem apartment after returning from Guinea where he had been treating people for the illness. It was only when cops checked his MetroCard and bank statement that they realised he had been roaming the city for nearly a week, visiting a sandwich shop, taking an Uber cab, and going bowling. It was only when officers rang Dr Spencer...
  • Kaci Hickox Won't Follow Maine Ebola Quarantine Rule,

    10/28/2014 8:48:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 82 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | Oct 28, 2014
    Kaci Hickox, the nurse who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital despite exhibiting no Ebola symptoms after arriving from West Africa, won't follow the quarantine imposed by Maine officials, her attorney said tonight. "Going forward she does not intend to abide by the quarantine imposed by Maine officials because she is not a risk to others," her attorney Steven Hyman said. "She is asymptomatic and under all the protocols cannot be deemed a medical risk of being contagious to anyone." ... Maine requires that health care workers such as Hickox who return to the state from West Africa will...
  • Man Beheads Woman, Jumps in Front of LIRR Train: Officials

    10/28/2014 8:36:24 PM PDT · by massmike · 31 replies
    http://ht.ly/ ^ | 10/28/2014 | Jonathan Dienst and Greg Cergol
    A man beheaded a woman, then jumped in front of a moving Long Island Rail Road train in what's being investigated as a brutal murder-suicide, law enforcement officials say. The officials said police found the body of a woman in her 60s outside a Farmingdale apartment complex on Secatogue Avenue Tuesday night. Her head was severed. The body of a man in his 30s, who investigators believe may be the woman's son, was found nearby about a mile away on a section of LIRR tracks after he apparently jumped in front of an eastbound LIRR train, according to officials. Officials...
  • Forgotten Corvette collection emerges from the dust after 25 years

    10/28/2014 8:09:09 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 47 replies
    Yahoo Autos ^ | 10/28/14 | Alex Lloyd
    Peter Max was not a car guy. So when he purchased a collection of 36 Chevrolet Corvettes, one from every year of manufacture up until 1989, he had a very specific plan: He would use this slice of American history as a tool to self-promote his work as an artist, painting the machines in lurid colors while staging them in various oddball scenarios only the most expressive of minds could envision. Only that never happened. Instead, Max left his collection in a New York City storage lot, which is where they've lived for a quarter of a century, sat gathering...
  • New York’s Rules to Let Travelers Pick Site for Isolation

    10/28/2014 7:19:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 28, 2014 | Marc Santora and Thomas Kaplan
    Offering the first detailed account of how New York State’s quarantine order for travelers returning from West Africa will be put into effect, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration has issued guidelines that go beyond federal recommendations but seek to allow people to choose where to spend their enforced isolation. The state protocols show an effort by the administration to portray the quarantine, which has been criticized as excessive by some experts and doctors’ organizations, in a humane manner. The protocols are meant to ensure “a respectful and supportive approach” to arriving travelers, who are supposed to be “treated with the...
  • 2016 hopefuls catch Ebola flak

    10/28/2014 5:13:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 27, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Potential 2016 presidential hopefuls are facing political peril as they grapple with the spread of Ebola in their backyards.New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) encountered those exposed risks this weekend as he faced fierce criticism from a nurse quarantined in his state after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone.  ADVERTISEMENT New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), considered a possible Democratic contender or vice presidential pick, appeared with Christie on Friday to emphasize the risks of the virus. After facing criticism, on Sunday night he walked back a stringent Ebola quarantine protocol and said medical workers with no contact with Ebola...
  • Common Core Rulz

    10/28/2014 8:55:59 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 24, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    On both coasts, grandparents are learning to apply a modern-day rule of thumb with surprising accuracy: If it looks inane, it’s probably Common Core. “The Berkeley school district's curriculum for sixth-grade math was an exact copy of the Common Core State Standards for the grade,” Marina Ratner wrote in The Wall Street Journal on August 5, 2014. “The teacher in my grandson's class went through special Common Core training courses.” “As his assigned homework and tests indicate, when teaching fractions, the teacher required that students draw pictures of everything: of 6 divided by 8, of 4 divided by 2/7, of...
  • White House warns Cuomo and Christie over Ebola quarantine rules

    10/28/2014 6:57:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/27/14 | Dominic Rushe and Lauren Gambino in New York and Dan Roberts in Washington
    White House officials warned the governors of New York and New Jersey of the “unintended consequences” of quarantining all medical workers returning from west Africa, as a political crisis deepened on Sunday over how to counter public fears about the spread of Ebola in the US.
  • Poll: John Katko surges past Rep. Dan Maffei in volatile Syracuse race for Congress

    10/28/2014 4:27:55 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies
    Post Standard Syracuse NY ^ | 10.28.14 | Mark Weiner
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Republican John Katko has seized the momentum and surged past U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei to open up a 10-point lead in their race for Congress, according to a new poll by Syracuse.com/The Post-Standard and Siena College. In a stunning reversal from five weeks ago when Maffei had an 8-point lead in the joint poll, Katko now leads Maffei among likely voters 52 percent to 42 percent. Only 6 percent remain undecided... The poll of 704 likely voters in the district underscores the volatility of the race, with wild swings in the candidates' popularity. Voters were contacted by...
  • Darrell Issa on Quarantines: Governors React To Ebola Leadership Void

    10/27/2014 7:45:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | October 26, 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    State governors are enacting quarantines on healthcare professionals returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa because the American public does not trust the Obama administration to handle the growing crisis, California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa said Sunday. "Governors of both parties are reacting to an absence of leadership," Issa, who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told CNN "State of the Union" host Candy Crowley. Over the weekend, the states of New York, New Jersey, and Illinois have all imposed mandatory quarantines on people returning from West Africa, particularly healthcare workers, after Doctors Without Borders physician Dr. Craig Spencer was...
  • 5-Year-Old NY Bronx Boy Tests Negative For Ebola, Officials Say

    10/27/2014 6:51:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    DNAInfo New York ^ | 10/27/2014 | By Janon Fisher and Ben Fractenberg
    BELLEVUE — A 5-year-old Bronx boy quarantined with a fever after a recent trip to West Africa tested negative for the Ebola virus Monday night, city health officials said. "The result of the test is negative," the city Department of Health reported. "Out of an abundance of caution, further negative Ebola tests are required on subsequent days to ensure that the patient is cleared. The patient will also be tested for common respiratory viruses. The patient will remain in isolation until all test results have returned." The boy, who returned with his family on Saturday from a trip to Guinea,...
  • Black Panther hails ax attack on cops

    10/27/2014 3:27:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 27, 2014 | Priscilla DeGregory, Kevin Sheehan and Kirstan Conley
    The Muslim extremist who attacked rookie cops with a hatchet last week was “a crusader seeking justice’’ — and more assaults will likely follow, the head of his local New Black Panther Party warned. “It probably won’t be the last [attack on police] because you have a lot of frustrated people out here,” Queens chapter leader Frank Sha Francois told The Post. Francois said ax-wielding Zale Thompson wasn’t officially a member of his group, but he came to meetings and they talked about “police brutality” cases such as Eric Garner and Michael Brown. “I don’t condone violence, but something needs...
  • White House Pushes Back on State Ebola Quarantines

    10/27/2014 10:01:43 AM PDT · by yoe · 17 replies
    WSJ ^ | October 27, 2014 | Colleen McCain Nelson, Melanie Grayce West and Betsy McKay
    The White House pushed back against the governors of New York, New Jersey, Illinois and other states that instituted procedures to forcibly quarantine medical workers returning from West Africa, deepening an emotional debate brought on by recent Ebola cases in the U.S. [snip] It wasn’t clear what action the (Obama) administration could take to end the quarantines. New York Gov. (Andrew Cuomo) on Sunday night gave the first new details about how his state’s quarantine would work, ( noting that individuals would be allowed to stay in their homes for 21 days).
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,October 27-31,2014

    10/27/2014 11:04:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
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  • Daily Beast Column: New York & New Jersey’s Ebola Quarantines Are an Insane Overreaction

    10/27/2014 10:21:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10/27/2014 | Kent Sepkowitz
    With the West African Ebola epidemic still raging out of control, killing 20 people a day in Sierra Leone alone, Americans, confronted with their first few cases, are taking on the tough questions: Can Ebola be transmitted by a bowling ball? What about co-location in a hipster coffee bar near the High Line? And—OMG—what about Uber-based transmission? Right on cue, as if in an attempt to push the discussion ever further toward irrelevancy, the twin towers of presidential posturing, Governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo, agreed to hog the spotlight together in order to get presidentially tough over an issue...
  • This man warns New Yorkers not to eat Ebola-infected feces

    10/27/2014 9:39:23 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 52 replies
    Medical Blog ^ | 10/27/14
    Maybe some kinds of advice should fit under the “we already knew that” category. New York journalist Errol Lewis, who apparently became a medical advisor for a day for a television network, decided to give some advice to those seeking to avoid catching Ebola. The advice is a little strange and perhaps a bit too simplistic. According to Lewis, anyone who doesn’t want to catch Ebola should simply avoid eating feces or mucus that has Ebola in it.
  • The City Council’s gift to thugs and terrorists (new york city)

    10/27/2014 9:34:14 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    ny post ^ | october 26, 2014 | seth barron
    Under the new law, the city adds two new “hoops” for ICE: The city won’t honor any ICE detainer request that’s not specifically accompanied by a warrant signed by a federal judge. And the city will still ignore these warrants unless the detainee had previously been convicted of a violent felony within the last five years. So an illegal alien who served a few years in prison after an armed-robbery conviction, but got out in 2008, and now gets picked up again for a “minor” charge, can’t be turned over to the feds for deportation. Even a convicted murderer on...
  • NYT: AIDS Activists Oppose Cuomo on Ebola Quarantines

    10/27/2014 9:16:38 AM PDT · by maggief · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 27, 2014 | Josh Barro
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Ebola quarantine policy is drawing strong opposition from people who work closely with him on another infectious disease: AIDS. New York State’s imposition of a 21-day quarantine on health workers who have had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa “is not supported by scientific evidence” and “may have consequences that are the antithesis of effective public health policy,” according to a letter released Monday with signatures from over 100 H.I.V. activists, researchers and clinicians. They consider the state’s quarantine policy unacceptable even though, as Governor Cuomo announced Sunday night, affected people will be able to serve...
  • 3 New York Colleges to Drop Crime Queries for Applicants

    10/27/2014 7:10:23 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 26, 2014 | ARIEL KAMINER
    The application for admission to St. John’s University takes 12 pages to get to the question, but when it arises, it is hard to miss. Set off by a border of bold red, as if to warn of dangerous contents, it asks, “Have you ever been arrested or convicted of a felony?” On paper, the inquiry seems straightforward enough. But critics, noting the racial imbalances in how some crimes are processed, have argued that asking it can amount to a form of unintended discrimination. Responding to those concerns, as raised by the advocacy group Center for Community Alternatives, New York...
  • Ebola In New York City: NYC Boy Being Tested For Virus After Returning From Guinea with symptoms

    10/27/2014 6:46:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 10/27/2014 | By Howard Koplowitz
    A 5-year-old boy showing possible symptoms of Ebola was being checked at a New York City hospital for the virus, the New York Post reported Monday. The boy, who was vomiting and had a fever, returned over the weekend from Guinea, one of the West African countries where Ebola has killed thousands of people since earlier this year. The boy had a 103-degree fever, a neighbor told the Post. They said EMS workers wearing hazmat suits carried the child from his home in the Bronx. “He looked weak,” the neighbor said. “He was really, really out of it.” The 5-year-old’s...
  • 5-year-old boy being tested for Ebola in New York City

    10/27/2014 3:01:02 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/27/14 | Larry Celona and Kenneth Garger
    A 5-year-old boy who just returned from West Africa was transported to Bellevue Hospital Sunday with possible Ebola symptoms, according to law-enforcement sources. The child was vomiting and had a 103-degree fever when he was carried from his Bronx home by EMS workers wearing hazmat suits, neighbors said.
  • New York mayor criticizes New Jersey's 'disrespect' of Ebola nurse

    10/26/2014 5:11:17 PM PDT · by Karl Spooner · 64 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/26/2014
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio condemned the treatment of a symptom-free nurse quarantined in New Jersey after she returned from caring for Ebola patients in West Africa, saying, “What happened to her was inappropriate.”. De Blasio’s remarks came during a news conference at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital, where a doctor infected with the deadly virus remained in serious but stable condition Sunday, showing slight improvement. Dr. Craig Spencer had recently returned from a stint with Doctors Without Borders in West Africa, where he treated Ebola patients. Spencer tested positive for Ebola on Thursday. The mayor spoke during...
  • Under Pressure, Cuomo Loosens Policy for Ebola Quarantines in New York

    10/26/2014 5:59:20 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/26/14 | MARC SANTORA and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Sunday night outlined New York State’s mandatory quarantine policy for health care workers returning from West African nations with Ebola outbreaks , bringing the state closer into line with federal protocols and marking a significant break with the way the policy has been carried out in New Jersey. The announcement comes after the Obama administration pressed New York to revise its order, issued only two days ago in a joint press conference with New Jersey’s governor, Chris Christie.
  • Watch New York voters laugh at a female Democrat for invoking the ‘War on Women’

    10/26/2014 3:39:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/25/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    The “War on Women,” as a political message, has been relatively effective for Democratic candidates even in spite of its intellectual emptiness and its fabricated premises. But the attack on Republicans as hostile to women’s health issues have thus far been largely successful, in no small part due to a credulous and uncurious media which has repeated them uncritically. That has not been the case this cycle. Republicans deserve most of the credit for dismantling this baseless and cynical political attack; the most effective of which has been a stance adopted by candidates like Cory Gardner and Thom Tillis,...
  • White House Presses States to Reconsider Mandatory Ebola Quarantine Orders (You read that correctly)

    10/26/2014 3:08:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 26, 2014 | Marc Santora and Michael D. Shear
    The Obama administration has expressed deep concerns to the governors of New York and New Jersey and is consulting with them to modify their orders to quarantine medical volunteers returning from West Africa as President Obama seeks to quickly develop a new, nationwide policy for the workers, according to two senior administration officials. One administration official said the federal government has been pressing the governors to back off their decisions, which quarantine all medical workers who had contact with Ebola patients. But another official said the administration has not specifically asked the governors to reverse their policies. Mr. Obama held...
  • White House Presses States to Reverse Ebola Quarantine

    10/26/2014 12:53:26 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 103 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 26, 2014 | MARC SANTORA and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    The Obama administration has been pushing the governors of New York and New Jersey to reverse their decision ordering all medical workers returning from West Africa who had contact with Ebola patients to be quarantined, an administration official said. But on Sunday both governors, Andrew M. Cuomo of New York and Chris Christie of New Jersey, stood by their decision, saying that the federal guidelines did not go far enough. At the same time, the first person to be forced into isolation under the new protocols, Kaci Hickox, a nurse returning from Sierra Leone, planned to mount a legal challenge...
  • Ax attacker wanted ‘white people to pay’ for slavery (New York City jihadist)

    10/26/2014 9:34:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 25, 2014 | Kevin Fasick, Amber Jamieson and Laura Italiano
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The self-radicalized madman who attacked four rookie Queens cops with a hatchet had more than just ­jihad on his mind — he also wanted to kill white people. “He wanted white people to pay for all that slavery and all that racism,” the father of slain hatchet loon Zale Thompson, 32, told The Post Saturday. “I think he committed suicide — and he was taking one of y’all with him,” his father, Ralph Thompson, said, speaking through the screen door of the two-story Queens Village house where his unhinged son also once lived. Asked if “one of y’all” meant white...
  • Fingerprint plus a DNA match, and cold case gets hot

    09/06/2014 12:45:41 AM PDT · by csvset · 26 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | September 6, 2014 | Tim McGlone
    NORFOLK Her attacker broke in through a back door while she was sleeping. He tied her up and held a knife to her throat. He said he wasn't going to rape her, that he was hungry and just wanted money. But he did rape her. A month later, he returned in the middle of the night to the same house near Ocean View. He bound the woman and her teenage daughter with duct tape and raped the girl. Norfolk police investigated, but the case went cold. Two years later in Kuwait, in 2010, an Army captain was showering when a...
  • RIP, NYC's middle class: Why families are being pushed away from the city

    10/26/2014 7:55:57 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 38 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/26/2014 | JOEL KOTKIN
    --SNIP-- Manhattan is now the most unequal county in America (it was 17th in 1980), with a Gini coefficient — which measures the disparity between the richest and poorest residents — higher than that of Apartheid-era South Africa. Between 1990 and 2010, the city’s 1% saw their median income shoot up from $452,415 to $716,625 in 2010 dollars, even as the bottom 60% hardly saw their incomes budge at all, according to a recent City University study. The trend precedes Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire mayor who envisioned New York as a “luxury city,” and it won’t be easy for de...
  • NYC Ebola Patient's Condition Worsens As Fiancee Returns Home

    10/25/2014 4:48:56 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/25/14 | Tyler Durden
    New York City health officials have released Morgan Dixon, the 30-year-old fiancée of recently diagnosed Ebola patient Dr. Craig Spencer, to her West 147th Street Manhattan apartment where, as WSJ reports, she will remain under mandatory quarantine. This 'good' news comes as New York's Department of Health issues a statement on the deteriorating condition of Dr. Spencer who "is entering the next phase of the illness, which is anticipated gastrointestinal symptoms." This was expected apparently, as NYC's health commissioner Mary Basset noted, "we've seen with this disease that it continues to get worse before it gets better." A large CDC...
  • N.Y. official: Ebola policy 'a real stunner'

    10/25/2014 5:00:56 PM PDT · by xzins · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 25, 2014 | Ray Sanchez and Elizabeth Cohen
    A mandatory 21-day quarantine imposed by New York and New Jersey on health care workers returning from West Africa caught local and federal officials by surprise and spurred a heated debate on handling the spread of Ebola without cutting the flow of medical aid to the hardest-hit West African countries. The policy of isolating medical personnel and others arriving from Ebola-affected countries zones was abruptly implemented Friday by the governors of New York and New Jersey, Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie. The announcement came one day after a New York doctor who treated patients in Guinea became the first Ebola...
  • New York, New Jersey to start high-risk Ebola quarantine [Preempting the federal government]

    10/25/2014 5:05:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/25/2014 | By Sarah Ferris and Elise Viebeck
    Anyone considered “high-risk” for Ebola flying into New York or New Jersey will be quarantined for three weeks, the states’ governors announced Friday. “A voluntary Ebola quarantine is not enough. This is too serious a public health situation,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said during a late afternoon press conference with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R). The federal government already stipulates that passengers arriving from Ebola-affected areas self-monitor their temperature every day for three weeks. Under the new policy in the two states, all travelers from high-risk areas will be interviewed about any contact with Ebola patients. If...
  • Tested Negative for Ebola, Nurse Criticizes Her Quarantine

    10/25/2014 2:48:27 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 66 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 26, 2014 | Emma G. Fitzsimmons
    A nurse who was being quarantined at a New Jersey hospital after working with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone criticized her treatment on Saturday as an overreaction after an initial test found that she did not have the virus. “I am scared about how health care workers will be treated at airports when they declare that they have been fighting Ebola in West Africa,” the nurse, Kaci Hickox, wrote in an essay on the website of The Dallas Morning News, in collaboration with a friend who works for the paper. “I am scared that, like me, they will arrive and...