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  • Dem Rep: 40 American ISIS fighters have already returned to the United States

    09/19/2014 4:17:18 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/19/14 | Adam Kredo
    Rep. Tim Bishop, D-N.Y., warned during a recent speech that up to 40 radicalized U.S. citizens who have fought alongside the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL or ISIS) have already returned to the United States, where they could pose a terrorist threat. Bishop claims that of the 100 or so Americans who have traveled to the Middle East to join ISIL’s ranks, some 40 have returned and are currently being surveilled by the FBI, according to his remarks, which were filmed and uploaded to YouTube last week.
  • Both Sides See Vindication in Justice Department Reports on Ferguson

    03/05/2015 8:36:09 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 5, 2015 | JACK HEALY, SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and VIVIAN YEE
    They were four words that became the national rallying cry of a new civil rights movement: “Hands up, don’t shoot.” Protesters chanted it, arms raised, in cities across the country in solidarity for Michael Brown, the black teenager who some witnesses said was surrendering when he was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. The slogan was embraced by members of Congress, recording artists and football players with the St. Louis Rams. It inspired posters and songs, T-shirts and new advocacy groups, a powerful distillation of simmering anger over police violence and racial injustice in Ferguson...
  • Jet skids off runway at LaGuardia Airport

    03/05/2015 10:36:36 AM PST · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    nypost.com ^ | march 5, 2015 | Philip Messing, Larry Celona, Shawn Cohen, Kirstan Conley, Erin Calabrese, Sophia Rosenbaum and B
    A passenger plane skidded off a snowy runway at LaGuardia Airport​, smashing its nose through a seawall fence​ and breaking off a wing Thursday morning. Everyone on board is “safe” and there were no serious injuries, but some of the 13​5 passengers and five crew members on board suffered “bumps and bruises,” sources said. At about 12:30 p.m., a middle-aged black man who appeared to be in shock was seen getting wheeled on a gurney through Terminal D, where the passengers were being examined and treated. Fuel was leaking from the MD-88 jet and emergency responders were spraying foam to...
  • Mayor to NYC business leaders: Start pay at $13 an hour

    03/05/2015 10:06:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 5, 2015 12:11 PM EST | Jonathan Lemire
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, promoting his message of income equality and empowering the less fortunate, pressed influential New York City business leaders on Thursday to raise their workers’ starting pay to $13 an hour. The liberal mayor made his call in front of a group that broadly supported his predecessor, billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg, and at times had been skeptical of de Blasio’s agenda: a gathering of the well-heeled and powerful known as The Association for a Better New York. “I want to call on you, the business leaders gathered in this room, to do your part,” the mayor, a...
  • Delta flight skids off LaGuardia runway

    03/05/2015 9:31:21 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 21 replies
    cnn.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Greg Botelho
    A Delta airplane slid off a runway late Thursday morning at New York's LaGuardia airport, its nose breaking through a fence before skidding to a halt. Video from CNN affiliate WABC shows people walking off the commercial jetliner and onto snow-covered ground at the airport. Emergency vehicles could be seen then around the MD-88 aircraft, which Delta said had 125 passengers and five crew members aboard. The incident didn't cause any known injuries, according to New York's fire department, which indicated that all passengers were off the aircraft about 30 minutes after it landed. Delta said in a statement that...
  • Bill De Blasio Time: Murders Up 20% in New York City

    03/05/2015 6:57:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/05/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Kill Stop and Frisk, attack police for doing their jobs and promote the grievances of criminals… and strangely enough more shootings happen. The murder rate in New York City has spiked an alarming 20% in the first two months of the year, prompting NYPD brass to rethink strategy to curb the deadly trend.Since Jan. 1, 54 murders have been recorded in the city, up nine from the same period a year ago, according to the grim stats released Monday.Shootings have also climbed 20% — with 149 so far in 2015 compared with 126 in the first two months of 2014....
  • Family Court Exploited in Immigration Cases in Queens, Insiders Charge (NYC)

    03/04/2015 10:41:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    WNBC, Channel 4, New York ^ | Updated at 7:07 PM EST on Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 | Melissa Russo, Evan Stulberger and Fred Mamoun
    A federal law intended to protect abused child victims of sex trafficking is being exploited as a shortcut to legal immigration status, Queens Family Court insiders charge. Court insiders tell the I-Team that over the last year, hundreds of young men from the same part of India are all telling similar stories in order to get special access to green cards. Judges say they have no way of verifying their tales. “In my opinion, the process is faulty,” said Queens Family Court Judge John Hunt. Hunt tells the I-Team it is virtually impossible to verify the facts needed to know...
  • New York public schools to close on TWO Muslim holidays, Mayor Bill de Blasio announces

    03/04/2015 4:50:32 PM PST · by vis a vis · 40 replies
    DailyMail UK ^ | 3/4/15 | By Associated Press no other a
    New York public schools will add two Muslim holidays to their vacation calendars, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday, a promise he made during his election campaign. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2979445/Mayor-NYC-public-schools-close-2-Muslim-holidays.html
  • De Blasio Announces Addition Of Muslim Holidays To NYC Public Schools Calendar

    03/04/2015 8:09:54 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 26 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 03/04/2015 | CBS New York
    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. De Blasio said the change means that Muslim families won’t be forced to choose between observing the holidays and sending their kids to school....
  • NYC Schools Adding 2 Muslim Holidays to Calendar

    03/04/2015 7:47:33 AM PST · by thefactor · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | Yaron Steinbuch
    New York City schools will add two Muslim holidays to the calendar this year, Mayor de Blasio is announcing Wednesday.“Today we’ll announce the addition of Eid al-Adha & al-Fitr to @NYCSchools holiday schedule, a change that respects the diversity of our city,” Hizzoner tweeted.
  • Early-riser Bloomberg irks sleepy-eyed staffers

    03/03/2015 6:19:25 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 1, 2015 | Gary Buiso
    Michael Bloomberg is back at the company he founded ... Everyone who works for him is hoping he leaves, but since they can’t say that outright, they’re hoping it will get leaked to the press
  • Jeremiah Wright Speaks at Fresno State

    03/03/2015 5:18:25 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 3 Mar 2015 | William Bigelow
    Rev. Jeremiah Wright spoke at Fresno State on Monday night, and in the mold of his protégé, Barack Obama, bent the truth for his audience. Wright, who infamously called the United States the “U.S. of K.K.K.A.” while he was the pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago; and who snapped that the nation’s “chickens are coming home to roost” after the 9/11 terrorist attacks
  • ‘I am a Kennedy! Google me!’: RFK Jr.’s drunk kid to club security

    03/03/2015 1:01:10 PM PST · by dead · 76 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/2/15 | Emily Smith
    Robert Kennedy Jr.’s underage younger daughter Kyra Kennedy made a scene when she was refused entry at an upstate New York nightclub, screaming at security, “I am a Kennedy, Google me!” In a scene far from the Paris Bal des débutantes, where a Dior-clad Kyra made her formal society debut in December 2013, the 19-year-old made a drunken stink at club Lava at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY, last Thursday when security didn’t accept her ID. Witnesses said Kyra appeared inebriated when she arrived at the club and was trying to enter an over-21 area using a...
  • New York: Muslim suing Costco for religious discrimination (Cashier won't accept pork purchases)

    03/03/2015 11:17:13 AM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 57 replies
    Jihadwatch ^ | 3/1/2015 | Robert Spencer
    “He tells Eyewitness News exclusively that when he refused to work with pork, the major retailer sent him outside to gather carts. ‘Just because you have a different belief, that doesn’t give anybody the right to treat you different,’ said Jean Camara, suing Costco.” Note the paradox: he is claiming that he was subjected to religious discrimination, when what really happened was that he was prevented from discriminating against non-Muslim customers by refusing to act as cashier for those with pork and alcohol.
  • City University Refunds Illegal Aliens Who Paid Out-of-State Tuition

    03/03/2015 9:13:22 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/3/15 | Breitbart
    City University of New York is returning thousands of dollars to about 150 immigrant students who live illegally in the U.S. and overpaid for their tuition. A student group called CUNY Dreamers told school officials late last year that many immigrant students from New York paid higher, out-of-state tuition even though they were eligible for in-state rates, a difference of about $4,000 per semester. A CUNY spokesman said administrators conducted a review of enrollments on CUNY’s 24 campuses and began the process of returning excess payments. New York is among 19 states that allow in-state tuition for immigrant students. Its...
  • Morning Joe: NYT Reporter Fearing 'Retribution' From Hillary Camp for Email Story?

    03/03/2015 5:32:11 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski have wondered out loud whether Michael Schmidt, the New York Times reporter who broke the story about Hillary using private email during her time as Secretary of State, might be fearing "retribution" from Hillary's camp. When Joe and Mika interviewed New York Times Schmidt on today's Morning Joe, Scarborough had to work to get Schmidt to say something that was in his own article: that while Colin Powell also used private email as Secretary of State, there were no rules prohibiting that at the time. Later, Joe and Mika later remarked that they were "taken...
  • (61) Members of Congress Skipping Netanyahu’s Speech (Iran Lobby says 61 will boycott!)

    03/02/2015 7:01:25 PM PST · by Dave346 · 51 replies
    NIAC ^ | March 2, 2015 at 9:24 PM
    Currently, 61 members of Congress have confirmed they will not attend the speech. Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) California Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) — “I am disappointed Speaker Boehner chose to irresponsibly interject politics into what has long been a strong and bipartisan relationship between the United States and Israel. As President Obama has noted, it is inappropriate for a Head of State to address Congress just two weeks ahead of their election. I agree that Congress should not be used as a prop in Israeli election campaigns,...
  • Union-run charter school to close after ‘abysmal’ academic performance

    03/02/2015 1:27:36 PM PST · by Kyle Olson · 8 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | 3/2/15 | Victor Skinner
    NEW YORK – It’s official: teachers union contracts have a severe impact on student learning. That’s the lesson many folks are talking away from the recent decision by New York City’s United Federation of Teachers to shutter the K-8 charter school it founded in 2005 to prove the opposite, the New York Times reports.
  • Schumer Will Attend Netanyahu Speech On Capitol Hill, Rangel Won’t

    03/02/2015 12:34:06 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 03/02/2015
    In this handout provided by the Israeli Government Press Office, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the American Israel Public Affairs Committee 2015 Policy Conference on March 2, 2015, in Washington. (credit: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO via Getty Images) Related Tags:Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu, Bill de Blasio, Charles Schumer, Charlie Rangel, Israel, John Boehner, Rich Lamb, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate You've Earned Points for Reading!Claim points in our Reward Center, and earn more tomorrow. NEW YORK (CBNewYork/AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer says he’ll be among those attending Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress on Tuesday.There...
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    03/02/2015 11:39:28 AM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies
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  • How Islamic is Islamic State group? Not very, experts say

    03/02/2015 11:07:33 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 39 replies
    AP ^ | 3/2 | LEE KEATH and HAMZA HENDAWI
    Three British schoolgirls believed to have gone to Syria to become "jihadi" brides. Three young men charged in New York with plotting to join the Islamic State group and carry out attacks on American soil. A masked, knife-wielding militant from London who is the face of terror in videos showing Western hostages beheaded. President Barack Obama has insisted the militants behind a brutal campaign of beheadings, kidnappings and enslavement are "not Islamic" and only use a veneer of Islam for their own ends. Obama's critics argue the extremists are intrinsically linked to Islam. Others insist their ideology has little connection...
  • ‘Moronic naďve’ Sen. Chuck Schumer somehow finds a way to tie the NRA to homegrown terrorism

    03/01/2015 12:57:17 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 03/01/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Get ready. It looks like the Left is poised to make the case that the NRA is at fault for the potential of any terrorism happening here at home.
  • Washington tensions rise ahead of Netanyahu’s speech to Congress (Is Schumer racist for attending?)

    03/01/2015 12:52:46 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 17 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 03/01/2015 | ADAM EDELMAN
    --SNIP-- Not all Democrats, however, are clearly siding with the President. New York Sen. Charles Schumer stressed Sunday that a nuclear Iran would be a “huge problem.” “Iran is on the list of terrorist nations. Iran has caused the death, directly or indirectly, of hundreds of Americans with terrorist acts. And they want to dominate the Middle East,” Schumer said on John Catsimatidis' Sunday morning radio show on WNYM, also known as AM 970 The Answer. Schumer said, that if a deal came to pass, it would have to include a “really tough inspection regime, because I don’t trust these...
  • GOP rep keeps up attack on 'delusional' conservatives

    03/01/2015 10:09:13 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/01/2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) on Sunday did not let up in criticizing House Republicans who voted against bills to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) since they don't touch President Obama's executive action on immigration. ADVERTISEMENT "There's an element within our party – there's a wing within the Congress – which is absolutely irresponsible. They have no concept of reality," King said on ABC's "The Week.”"For these people to be threatening to defund the Department of Homeland Security at a time when our threat streams have never been greater at any time since 9/11, it's absolutely irresponsible," said King,...
  • Colleges using coffers for financial aid to illegal immigrants stirs debate on immigration reform

    03/01/2015 6:33:56 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 01, 2015
    Several U.S. colleges are giving financial aid directly to students who are young illegal immigrants, extending the debate about helping people in the United States illegally at the expense of Americans who are in need of similar opportunities. Such opportunities have opened up since resident Obama's 2012 executive action that deferred deportation to millions of young people brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents. However, they still are largely ineligible for state or federal student aid. ... This policy not only encourages new illegal immigration, but comes at the expense of the college dreams of young Americans," Stephen Miller,...
  • Brooklyn Lawmaker Apologizes For ‘White People Don’t Eat The Way We Do’ Remark

    02/28/2015 9:39:50 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 74 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 2/25/15
    Sen. Velmanette Montgomery Worries Local Grocery Store Will Be Replaced With Boutique Market A Brooklyn state senator apologized Tuesday for remarks invoking the subject of race in a discussion about a Clinton Hill grocery store set to close – and the possibility that a “boutique” grocery store that could replace it. State Sen. Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) was quoted in The Brooklyn Paper as saying the soon-to-close Key Food store should be replaced with a similar store, because communities of color have eat differently than white communities. “Supermarkets are an important part of the community. It’s an important amenity, especially for...
  • Community College Not Immune From Suit, Circuit Rules

    02/28/2015 5:47:47 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 1 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | 03/02/15 | Mark Hamblett
    Westchester Community College and some of its administrators are not arms of the state shielded by sovereign immunity under the Constitution, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled. The circuit upheld a denial of the college's motion to dismiss the case of former adjunct professor Carol Leitner, who lost her job for allegedly making offensive remarks in class and who now can proceed with her First Amendment lawsuit....she was fired in 2011 for her comments in class, including expressing her approval of a controversial Arizona immigration law and doubting the fairness of spending taxpayer money on...
  • Rep. Peter King slams his party's right wing over delay on Homeland Security funds

    02/27/2015 11:00:30 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 25 replies
    http://www.newsday.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | By TOM BRUNE
    Long Island's Rep. Peter King said Friday he had run out of patience with the House Republicans who are bent on defunding the Homeland Security Department to protest President Barack Obama's immigration executive orders. "It's wrong politically because we'll be blamed for shutting down the department," said King (R-Seaford). "It's wrong morally because we are putting American lives at risk to satisfy a political imperative." That cliff -- the expiration of funds for DHS as of midnight Friday night -- was avoided with Congress' late action. But it was just hours away when 52 conservative Republicans and 172 Democrats voted...
  • WHO Researchers Urge Cheaper Abortion Above Safety

    02/27/2015 6:39:13 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 9 replies
    C-FAM | Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute ^ | February 26, 2015 | Rebecca Oas
    NEW YORK, February 27, (C-Fam) As part of an ongoing effort to maximize the international availability of abortion, researchers collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO) released a study arguing that clinical follow-up after a chemical abortion is unnecessary, and that foregoing it could “save resources.”
  • The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas Supporters

    02/27/2015 4:49:06 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas SupportersPosted By Daniel Greenfield On February 26, 2015 @ 6:02 pm In The Point | 12 Comments There are a lot of stories about the Dem members of Congress boycotting Netanyahu’s speech. But most of the names on the list are longtime opponents of the Jewish State.The boycott lists consists of two groups. Congressional Black Caucus members who are offended on Obama’s behalf and can smell racism anywhere.The other consists of opponents of Israel.It’s instructive to compare the list of boycotters to the 54 members of Congress who signed...
  • 30 Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech (4 days away)

    02/27/2015 5:40:21 AM PST · by Dave346 · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 9:55 PM ET, Thu February 26, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A full list of the Democrats who have confirmed they're missing the speech follows: SENATE - 4 members Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Sen. Brian Schatz (Hawaii) HOUSE - 26 members Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Ore.) Rep. G.K. Butterfield (N.C.) Rep. Andre Carson (Ind.) Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.) Rep. Steve Cohen (Tenn.) Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.) Rep. Diana DeGette (Colo.) Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.) Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.) Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.) Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (Texas) Rep. Barbara Lee (Calif.) Rep. John Lewis (Ga.)...
  • (Update: very old case from 2002-2004)BOMBSHELL: Illegal Alien National Guardsman Busted in SI

    02/26/2015 10:53:32 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 20 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Monday, February 23rd, 2015
    While the entire nation focuses on the growing threat of radical Islamic attacks in the West, there’s still an ongoing war on the southern border of the United States and it just got a lot worse. Thanks to Obama’s willingness to allow undocumented illegal immigrants into the U.S. military, a situation bound to happen finally did. A 34-year-old Arizona Army National Guardsman NCO by the name of Raul Portillo was recently busted in an undercover sting and accused of helping Mexican drug cartels safely transport large loads of cocaine and marijuana over the border. Portillo, a man suspected of living...
  • ISIS: 3 New York Men Arrested in Alleged Plot to Join Terror Group, Feds Say

    02/25/2015 2:11:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/25/2015 | By AARON KATERSKY and MIKE LEVINE
    Three New York City men were arrested today on charges they allegedly conspired to join ISIS in Syria, while also trying to carry out attacks on the terror group's behalf in the United States, the authorities said. The men had planned to travel to the Middle East and had also pledged to launch attacks in this country, including one on President Obama or planting a bomb in Coney Island, Brooklyn, federal officials said. Federal officials said Akhror Saidakhmetov, 19, was arrested today at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, where he was attempting to board a flight to...
  • 3 Men in Brooklyn Are Charged With Supporting ISIS

    02/25/2015 10:55:01 AM PST · by NorthMountain · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 25, 2015 | MARC SANTORA and STEPHANIE CLIFFORD
    Three men living in Brooklyn were arrested and charged on Wednesday with providing material support to the Islamic State, a terrorist organization that controls large parts of Iraq and Syria and has been actively recruiting Westerners to its fight. One of the men was arrested early Wednesday morning at Kennedy International Airport, where he was attempting to board a flight to Istanbul and then planned to travel to Syria, according to the authorities. The men were identified as Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, Akhror Saidakhmetov, and Abror Habibov. ... (Excerpted per guidelines)
  • Fracking pushes New York towns to consider secession, join Pennsylvania

    02/25/2015 5:10:42 AM PST · by thackney · 38 replies
    NEWSDAY ^ | February 22, 2015 | NEWSDAY
    ...According to WBNG in Binghamton, 15 New York towns in the southern tier of the state are considering seceding from New York and joining neighboring Pennsylvania because of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's fracking ban. A local group called upstate New York Towns Association is examining whether such a plan is possible, and if it's worth the cost. James Finch, Conklin Town supervisor, told Capital New York that "everybody over the border has new cars, new four-wheelers, new snowmobiles," because of the stronger economy in Pennsylvania, which allows fracking.
  • NYT OP ED: When Whites Get a Free Pass: Research Shows White Privilege Is Real

    02/24/2015 6:11:22 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 47 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 02/24/2015 | IAN AYRES
    NEW HAVEN — THE recent reunion show for the 40th anniversary of “Saturday Night Live” re-aired a portion of Eddie Murphy’s 1984 classic “White Like Me” skit, in which he disguised himself to appear Caucasian and quickly learned that “when white people are alone, they give things to each other for free.”
  • New York-Style Fracking Ban Defeated by Colorado Task Force

    02/24/2015 7:16:19 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Energy in Depth ^ | February 24, 2015 | Simon Lomax
    An activist who was using his position on Colorado’s oil and gas task force to push for a New York-style ban on oil and natural gas development has given up on the fringe proposal for lack of support, according to documents released by state officials overnight. The proposal’s demise is yet another defeat for national anti-fracking groups in Colorado, such as Food and Water Watch and the Sierra Club, which are desperately trying to reboot their failed campaign for an effective statewide oil and gas development ban. It’s also a reminder of how outside of New York, the “ban fracking”...
  • Giuliani Dives into Sewer with McCarthyist Tactics

    02/24/2015 6:36:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Falls Church News-Press ^ | February 24, 2015 | Wayne Besen
    Rudy Giuliani entered McCarthyist territory with his grotesque personal attack on President Barack Obama’s patriotism. Speaking to a hardcore Republican crowd, New York City’s former mayor said: “I know this is a horrible thing to say. But I do not believe that the president loves America.” Giuliani is 100% right, what he said was horrible, yet he said it anyway, which makes Giuliani a horrible human being. By uttering such defamatory words he instantly went from America’s Mayor to America’s Mooncalf. While Giuliani’s insults may have thrilled the Republican base, they turned out to be baseless. The New York Times...
  • NYC Cabbie Tells Jewish Passenger 'All Jews Must Die'

    02/24/2015 2:45:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies
    inn ^ | 2/24/15 | Tova Dvorin
    Another anti-Semitic cab driver has been unearthed in the Big Apple, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday, after one cabbie told a 51 year-old Jewish woman that "all Jews must die." On Sunday morning, Jewish news columnist Baila Sebrow hailed a cab from Manhattan's Carlton Hotel - but when she entered the cab, she was instantly asked whether she was Jewish. After answering in the affirmative, Sebrow was told that "all Jews must die," and the driver then began driving "really fast" - so much so that she was afraid he would total the car, she stated. Sebrow, terrified,...
  • Ranting About Rudy: Giuliani’s criticism of Obama has sparked fury—because it rings true.

    02/22/2015 10:40:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    City Journal ^ | February 22, 2015 | Fred Siegel
    Former New York mayor Rudy GiulianiÂ’s statement about President ObamaÂ’s lack of love for America has set off a firestorm of denunciation. Giuliani has been accused of racism, and he has even received death threats. Defenders of Obama have evoked everything from his grandfatherÂ’s (on his motherÂ’s side) service in World War II to the two years GiulianiÂ’s father served in Sing Sing to prove either that Obama does love America or that Giuliani has no standing to issue such criticism. The ranting has obscured the reasons why so many Americans take GiulianiÂ’s remarks to heart. Starting with his June...
  • Rudy Giuliani is a Hero Again

    02/23/2015 3:52:16 PM PST · by Dave346 · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 23, 2015 10:00am | Wayne Root
    Great job, Rudy Giuliani! The hero of Sept. 11, 2001 is the hero again. Rudy just said what tens of millions of Americans believe. Gee, I wonder why? Let me count the ways that would indicate to anyone who isn’t blind or a complete blithering idiot, that President Barack Obama doesn’t appear to love America, is “different” in his thinking than any other president, and certainly gives the strong impression his true feelings are anti-American, anti-Christian and anti-Israel. Before we get to exact quotes direct from Obama’s mouth in the past few surreal days, let’s start with the obvious. Is...
  • The Bill O'Reilly scandal, made simple

    02/24/2015 12:18:21 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 89 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/24/2014 (12:53 ET) | Paul Waldman
    ... The basic charge - that O'Reilly exaggerated his record covering war - is true. It all started with this article [link at URL] by David Corn and Daniel Schulman published in Mother Jones on Thursday, in which they detailed how on many occasions over the years, O'Reilly has characterized himself as a veteran of war reporting. Among the quotes they cited are times when O'Reilly said things like "I've reported on the ground in active war zones from El Salvador to the Falklands," and "having survived a combat situation in Argentina during the Falklands War, I know that life-and-death...
  • Secession talk in New York State continues: 4 counties upstate pondering adoption by Pennsylvania.

    02/24/2015 8:45:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/24/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Lawmakers in fifteen towns across four counties in upstate New York are pondering the possibility of seceding from the Empire State and being adopted by Pennsylvania. Fifteen towns in upstate New York have expressed interest in secession after the state banned fracking, according to an interest group researching the economic benefits of such a move.The Upstate New York Towns Association said 15 towns expressed interest breaking away to join Pennsylvania, which allows fracking, according to television station WBNG. Although the group declined to name specific towns involved in the effort, WBNG reported the towns are located in Broome, Delaware, Tioga...
  • Eric Garner’s daughter on Al Sharpton: ‘He’s all about the money’

    02/23/2015 11:01:57 PM PST · by conservative98 · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 24, 2015 | Kevin Sheehan and Carl Campanile
    Al Sharpton is all about the Benjamins, a daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner claims in a bombshell videotape. Erica Snipes tees off on the reverend as interested primarily in money during a secretly recorded conversation by controversial conservative activist James O’Keefe’s group, Project Veritas. One of O’Keefe’s investigators poses as a Garner supporter with a hidden camera during a protest last month at the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island.
  • JFK Airport officials filter fecal matter in search for drugs

    02/23/2015 6:52:49 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 22, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The federal government is looking for doctors to help monitor suspected smugglers’ bowel movements at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, in a solicitation that sounds like it could be something out of the Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs” program. In reality it’s all a very sanitary process and even includes a special high-tech toilet to recover the drugs or other contraband from the other waste passing from the suspected smuggler’s system. But the details, described in a new solicitation for doctors to assist U.S. Customs and Border Protection, underscore the efforts smugglers will go to in trying to...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WOR AM,February 23-27, 2015

    02/23/2015 11:02:55 AM PST · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | February 23-27, 2015 | Sean Hannity
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  • Cops instructed to ‘close eyes’ during tense situations

    02/23/2015 7:30:39 AM PST · by PROCON · 44 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Feb. 23, 2015 | Larry Celona and Bruce Golding
    Cops should “take a deep breath’’ — and close their eyes — when dealing with angry people, according to the NYPD’s new “retraining’’ program. The potentially dangerous advice is part of a $35 million “smart policing’’ primer by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton that most of the cops who have gone through it say is completely useless. One cop who sat through two full-day programs called them “not realistic’’ and “pretty silly.” At one point during the lectures, the cop said, those in attendance were given breathing exercises to learn how to calm down — even...
  • Barnard College May Ease Language and Science Recs and Add a Diversity One

    02/22/2015 10:43:58 PM PST · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | February 23, 2015 | KATHERINE TIMPF
    Barnard College May Ease Language and Science Recs and Add a Diversity One KATHERINE TIMPF February 20, 2015 Diversity course would focus “on local, cultural, and social issues.” Barnard College is considering cutting back on the school’s language and laboratory-science requirements and add a diversity requirement. The new rules would decrease the language requirement to two semesters and the laboratory-science requirement to one semester The changes would add a technology requirement as well. The diversity requirement would replace a category called “Cultures in Comparison,” which covers “various cultures and countries,” and would focus “on local, global, and social issues,” according...
  • Here's the Guy Rudy Is Talking About: Frank Marshall Davis

    02/22/2015 4:31:52 PM PST · by GreyFriar · 106 replies
    The American Spectator.com ^ | Feb 22, 2015 | Paul Kengor
    “This is your work that Rudy is talking about!” So emailed a friend of mine on Saturday morning, sending me a link to the Drudge Report, which led with a scandalous New York Daily News article apoplectic and incredulous that Rudy Giuliani could launch the hysterical, Neanderthal, McCarthyite claim that our president, Barack Obama, had been influenced as a young man by a literal communist. I quickly read the piece and nodded to myself. Not only did Rudy have the communist right, but he even had Obama’s exact age (nine) right when he was first introduced to the communist.
  • Keith Ellison: Obama "Amazing Patriot, One Of The Best Presidents Our Country Will Ever Have Seen"

    02/22/2015 10:44:31 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 85 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 22, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    REP. KEITH ELLISON (D-MN): Oh, I don't agree with that. You know, people are always being asked about what somebody else said. But I have to tell you this, the president definitely is a great lover of America. I mean so much so that 11 million Americans got health care who never had it before. That's pragmatic love of country, when you do things for your countrymen and women. So I don't know. I think that the president's an amazing patriot and one of the best presidents I think our country will ever have seen.