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  • Tennessee woman shouldn't be punished for doing right thing with gun

    01/03/2012 5:02:44 PM PST · by SmithL · 66 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 1/3/12 | Editor
    Free Meredith Graves! Just about everyone in the country now knows about the Louisville, Tenn., woman who was arrested when she tried to check her gun at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. The nurse and medical student had driven to New York with her husband to interview for a residency at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in Long Island. While in the Big Apple, they decided to do a little sightseeing. Graves has a Tennessee handgun carry permit and had a loaded .32-caliber Kel-Tec in her purse. When she saw the no-guns symbol at the memorial, she asked a guard...
  • Ellen Barkin blasts NYPD, Bloomberg over OWS arrests

    01/02/2012 2:45:31 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/2/12 | LAURA ITALIANO and DOUG AUER
    <p>Tony-winning actress Ellen Barkin rang in the new year in her typical brash style — uncorking a profanity-laced Twitter tirade against the NYPD and Mayor Bloomberg after watching the predawn arrests of suspected Occupy Wall Street scofflaws near her West Village townhouse.</p>
  • Molotov cocktails hurled at mosque, Hindu temple and bodega in Queens

    01/02/2012 2:32:58 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/2/12 | JESSICA SIMEONE, FRANK ROSARIO and TIM PERONE
    Molotov cocktails made from Starbucks glass bottles were hurled at three sites in Queens last night, including a mosque with 100 people inside, a Hindu Temple and a bodega. Cops were investigating whether a nearby fire that caused major damage to a private home was also part of the frightening pattern. One attack damaged the front door of the Al-Khoei Benevolent Foundation on the Van Wyck Expressway in Jamaica at 8:45 p.m. “We were having a gathering tonight, spending some time with members of the mosque after a service, and someone alerted us that there was a fire outside,” said...
  • Ninety floors... and counting: The breathtaking views from One World Trade Center

    01/01/2012 1:35:07 PM PST · by NYer · 97 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | December 16, 2011 | Louise Boyle
    When it is completed, it will be the tallest building in Manhattan and one of incredible poignancy for New York City. One World Trade Center reached its 90th floor this week - with just 14 more floors to go until the top. The structure can now be seen from all five boroughs of the city. Stunning pictures showed how the area has been reborn since the 9/11 attacks more than a decade ago where almost 3,000 people lost their lives in the worst ever terrorist attack on American soil. Towering symbol: The fog rolls out across downtown Manhattan, captured from the...
  • Christmas in Brooklyn (Dyker Lights)

    12/26/2011 1:47:00 AM PST · by OddLane · 4 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | December 26, 2011 | Gerard
    A belated Merry Christmas to my fellow FReepers.
  • Watch – Walking Christmas Tree Beats NYC’s Ban

    12/24/2011 6:09:29 PM PST · by Fred · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Blaze ^ | 122311 | Blaze
    Scott LoBaido is clever man. He found a way to bring Christmas trees back into NYC’s transportation hubs. LoBaido designed and wore a Christmas tree costume! After being sued for allowing Christmas decorations in bus and ferry teminals, New York City imposed a ban on Christmas trees and other holiday decorations. Scott was not pleased about the ban and managed to find a way to bring the Christmas spirit to the Staten Island Ferry terminal.
  • Man Shot By Bernhard Goetz Found Dead After Apparent Suicide

    12/23/2011 3:32:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    The Gothamist ^ | 12/23/2011
    James Ramseur's life of crime ended yesterday with a bottle of pills in a seedy Bronx hotel room, where he was found dead 27 years to the day after he was shot by infamous "Subway Vigilante" Bernhard Goetz. Ramseur had checked into the Paradise Hotel at 2990 Boston Road on Tuesday and was supposed to check out yesterday. When he failed to return his key, the manager entered the room and found his corpse, fully clothed, with two empty prescription pill bottles next to the bed, their labels scratched off. He was 45, and left no note. Ramseur became infamous...
  • Drunken Santas Terrorized Lower Manhattan During SantaCon, Locals Say

    12/21/2011 2:56:03 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | 12/21/11 | Julie Shapiro
    SOUTH STREET SEAPORT — Thousands of drunken Santas terrorized Lower Manhattan when they flooded into the neighborhood for SantaCon earlier this month, openly flouting public drinking and urination laws, locals say. Angry residents attended Community Board 1's Monday night meeting to complain about the latest incarnation of the annual pub crawl, whose participants have been allowed to grow more rowdy every year, they say. "There was public urination, people vomiting all over the place, open containers and no police," said John Fratta, chairman of the Seaport/Civic Center Committee which plans to send an angry missive to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Police...
  • Woman Torched By Molotov Cocktail in Elevator (Perp now in Brooklyn police custody)

    12/18/2011 7:09:38 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 51 replies · 1+ views
    WNBC TV ^ | 12/18/11 | Cristian Salazar
    Police say they are questioning a man in connection to the death of a New York City woman set on fire in the elevator of her apartment building. New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said Sunday that the 47-year-old man went into a police precinct a couple of miles from where the attack happened in Brooklyn and said he had started a fire. Authorities say the man has made statements implicating himself and came in overnight reeking of gasoline. He hasn't been charged. The unidentified man was waiting for the woman, who was in her 60s, when the elevator...
  • Frightened New Yorkers shun elevators after crush horror

    12/17/2011 8:36:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/16/11 | HELEN FREUND, BILL SANDERSON and BOB FREDERICKS
    Frightened New Yorkers shun elevators after crush horrorBy HELEN FREUND, BILL SANDERSON and BOB FREDERICKS Last Updated: 12:17 PM, December 16, 2011 The routine trip up and down elevators across the city was a traumatic affair for many New Yorkers yesterday following the terrifying death of an advertising executive who was crushed to death as she headed to work. “I’ve been taking the stairs today. I usually take the stairs at home, but not here,” said Lisa Miller, 41, who climbed 10 floors to her office. She works across the street from 285 Madison Ave., where Young & Rubicam exec...
  • Occupy Immigration: OWS Rally Aims to Recruit Immigrants

    12/14/2011 8:12:20 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies
    FOX NEWS Latino ^ | December 13, 2011 | Carolyn Salazar
    Occupy Wall Street’s latest effort to attract immigrants is a march for immigrant workers planned this weekend in New York City. The rally, organized for Sunday, aims to raise awareness on immigrant issues and to draw immigrants to a social movement that has largely focused on corporate greed. It takes place on International Migrants Day, a U.N. designated day in honor of migrant rights. Mariano Muńoz, an active member of the Spanish Assembly for Occupy Wall Street, says that it is natural for immigrants – who are large affected by labor abuse and wage theft – to become part of...
  • New York City sues roll-your-own-smokes shops (NYC taxes - $5.85 a pack)

    12/10/2011 6:15:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/21/11 | David B. Caruso
    New York City sues roll-your-own-smokes shopsSees tax evasion in do-it-yourself business By David B. Caruso - Associated Press Monday, November 21, 2011 NEW YORK — There is no place in the U.S. more expensive to smoke than New York City, where the taxes alone will set you back $5.85 per pack. Yet smokers who visit Island Smokes, a “roll-your-own” cigarette shop in Chinatown, can walk out with an entire 10-pack carton for less than $40, thanks to a tax loophole that officials in several states are trying to close. The store is one of a number around the country that...
  • Union bigs face rank and 'bile'

    12/08/2011 8:17:33 AM PST · by Gomez · 19 replies
    Workers outraged at Caribbean junket As union bosses continued livin’ it up in the Puerto Rican sun yesterday, municipal workers getting soaked by New York’s cold rain were livid that their hard-earned money was funding the leaders’ Caribbean “convention.” “There goes our union dues!” fumed a furious Local 3 electrician. “They paid for that junket with union dues.” “I’ve worked for 10 months in the last two years. I’m getting laid off at the end of the year,” the electrician railed. “I have no use for the union. All I see is waste, corruption and hypocrisy.” At an Upper West...
  • NYPD Puts Local Banks On Alert After Parcel Bomb Found In Germany

    12/07/2011 1:12:25 PM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com/ ^ | December 7, 2011 | FoxNews.com
    The New York Police Department is warning local banks to bolster mailroom security after a letter bomb was addressed to the CEO of Deutsche Bank in Germany.
  • RUSSIAN BALLOT BACKLASH IN NYC

    12/04/2011 7:05:49 AM PST · by struwwelpeter · 4 replies
    New York City News Service ^ | DECEMBER 3RD, 2011 | ALISSA AMBROSE
    A small, but passionate group of Russian opposition activists is asking emigres in New York to deface their ballots in the Dec. 4 parliamentary elections in an act of symbolic resistance. The technique is called “Nacht-Nacht”: Voters mark their ballot with a large “X” or write an off-color word or phrase. In Russian, “Nacht-Nacht” is an obscene play on words intended to send a rude message to the ballot counters. “It is a way of saying, ‘Go to hell’ to those in power,” said Natalia Pelevine, a Russian activist based in New Jersey, “saying, ‘We are not voting for any...
  • Stanley Kubrick's New York

    12/03/2011 3:12:49 AM PST · by AnAmericanAbroad · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 3rd, 2011 | Mike O'Brien
    He's the master filmmaker whose intensity and attention to detail are unmatched in Hollywood. Stanley Kubrick's directing credits include Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining. Steven Spielberg once said: 'Nobody could shoot a picture better in history.'
  • Rush Rocks NYC in Rare Speech, as Anti-Limbaugh Protest Fizzles in the Drizzle

    11/30/2011 1:49:53 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11-30-11 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    It was a rare public appearance for Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday night. But on a rain-soaked evening in New York City, the conservative media idol didn’t disappoint his audience, or the protesters who showed up to rattle him. His message? For the most part it was this: four more years of Barack Obama will be detrimental to the country. That message was punctuated with plenty of personal anecdotes, told in the gruff, almost sing-songy way that has come to define Limbaugh. His main story focused on a visit from a friend last Saturday who encouraged Limbaugh to urge compromise with...
  • Central figure convicted in 2009 NYC jihad plot nowhere to be found

    11/26/2011 4:05:55 PM PST · by opentalk · 9 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | November 25, 2011 | Creeping Sharia
    An almost too detailed depiction of the Najibullah Zazi’s 2009 jihad plot to bomb NYC subways. If you have time read it, otherwise, some troubling excerpts via Homegrown Terror | 5280 – The Denver Magazine. As Zazi began driving the last 500 miles to New York, his case finally had the full attention of the U.S. government. The eighth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks was a day away, and Davis was now doing regular secure video teleconferences with the heads of the New York field office and the FBI’s National Security Branch, among others. During one video call, an official...
  • 'The New Tammany Hall'

    11/26/2011 7:31:49 AM PST · by dervish · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/26/11 | MATTHEW KAMINSKI
    'What has the country so angry," says Fred Siegel, "is the sense that crony capitalism has produced a population that lives off the rest of us without contributing. They're right. It's not paranoid." The economic historian of the American city has spent a lot of this autumn on Wall Street. He met many of the protesters who camped out at Zuccotti Park, before the city's finest cleared them out last week. He also knows the bankers and finds the theater of the Occupy movement ironic. "They're on the same side of the street politically," he says. "They're both in favor...
  • In New York, Mexicans Lag in Education

    11/25/2011 4:58:48 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 24, 2011 | KIRK SEMPLE
    In the past two decades, the Mexican population in New York City has grown more than fivefold, with immigrants settling across the five boroughs. Many adults have demonstrated remarkable success at finding work, filling restaurant kitchens and construction sites, and opening hundreds of businesses. But their children, in one crucial respect, have fared far differently. About 41 percent of all Mexicans between ages 16 and 19 in the city have dropped out of school, according to census data. No other major immigrant group has a dropout rate higher than 20 percent, and the overall rate for the city is less...
  • Gridlock expected as Obama fund-raiser coincides with tree lighting

    11/24/2011 6:29:08 AM PST · by Salgak · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov. 24, 2011 | SALLY GOLDENBERG
    (Excerpt) President Obama has an unwelcome holiday gift for New Yorkers — he’ll be coming to Midtown the same day the streets will be impossibly clogged by the Rockefeller Plaza tree-lighting ceremony. He has picked Wednesday, one of the busiest gridlock-alert days of the year, to descend on the area with his motorcade for a fund-raiser and party. While throngs squeeze into the blocks around Rockefeller Center, where teen heartthrob Justin Bieber will be performing, the president and his entourage will be just a few blocks away at the Sheraton New York Hotel. It’ll be the double whammy of all...
  • Bloomberg Holding Terrorism-Related Press Conference Tonight {LIVE-NOW}

    11/20/2011 4:51:44 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Nov. 20, 2011, 5:59 PM | | Zeke Miller
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is holding a terrorism-related press conference tonight at 7:30 pm. NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly and District Attorney Cy Vance will also be in attendance. This is a late breaking addition to Bloomberg's schedule — and the presence of Vance indicates there may have been some sort of arrest. Neither the Mayor's Office nor the NYPD are releasing any information prior to the press conference. UPDATE 6:24: NBC's Jesse Rodriguez tweets: WNBC: Terror suspect taken into custody yesterday; lone-wolf suspect was preparing a pipe bomb. UPDATE 6:28: The New York Times is reporting that the...
  • Herman Cain says OWS out to "destroy" America

    11/17/2011 6:20:13 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 54 replies
    CBS News Online ^ | 17 November 2011 | Sarah B. Boxer, CBS News
    "...In New Hampshire on Thursday, [Herman] Cain accused the [OWS] protesters of "trying to destroy the greatest nation in the world" with plans to stop traffic and subway commuters. He accused them of trying "to infringe upon people's right and liberty to go to work."
  • Occupy protesters arrested in NYC finance district

    11/17/2011 2:32:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/17/11 | Karen Matthews - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Police arrested protesters who sat on the ground and blocked traffic into New York City's financial district on Thursday, part of a day of mass gatherings in response to efforts to break up Occupy Wall Street camps nationwide. Police in riot helmets hauled several protesters to their feet and handcuffed them at an intersection one block from Wall Street. "All day, all week, shut down Wall Street!" the crowd chanted. Hundreds of protesters thronged intersections around the financial district, .. After several arrests along one street, protesters retreated. A line of riot police followed them and...
  • Occupy Wall Streeters plan to shut down stock exchange, swarm subways

    11/17/2011 6:13:35 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 17. 2011 | SALLY GOLDENBERG, LARRY CELONA and BOB FREDERICKS
    <p>The Occupy Wall Streeters are about to create chaos for 99 percent of the city.</p> <p>In one of the largest demonstrations in recent city history, the anti-greed rabble plans to swarm the subways, take over the Brooklyn Bridge and shut down the stock exchange today.</p>
  • NYPD: Counter Terrorism Units (Wall Street Protection of Utmost Importance in Post 9-11 Era) vs. OWS

    11/17/2011 12:46:30 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 28 replies
    "Lower Manhattan Security Initiative (LMSI): The Lower Manhattan Security Initiative (LMSI) is a networked surveillance project designed to detect threats and perform pre-operational terrorist surveillance south of Canal Street in Lower Manhattan. LMSI combines an increased police presence with technology to accomplish its mission. At the heart of this initiative is the public-private partnership fostered amongst the NYPD, private entities, and public agencies in Lower Manhattan to create an information sharing environment and better defend against potential threats to the nation's financial capital. The Lower Manhattan Security Coordination Center (LMSCC), staffed 24/7 by NYPD officers, recently opened in November 2008...
  • Book of moron

    11/16/2011 6:28:58 AM PST · by KyGeezer · 2 replies
    NEW YORK POST ^ | 11/16/11 | REUVEN FENTON and BRUCE GOLDING
    There was apparently no treasure too small to be plundered. City Councilman Larry Seabrook’s alleged sales-slip scams included padding the prices on a stack of children’s books — including the classic pirate tale “Treasure Island” — according to evidence presented yesterday at his federal corruption trial. Five gift receipts that the Bronx Democrat allegedly claimed covered books bought for $25 each were actually for titles that cost just $3.99 apiece, a senior Barnes & Noble employee testified. José Nario, director of the merchandise system for the bookstore chain, said the five tomes were purchased on June 6, 2006, at a...
  • Massive chaos, gridlock to be unleashed on NYC - 'Menu' includes shutting down ...

    11/15/2011 12:15:53 PM PST · by algernonpj · 63 replies
    WND ^ | November 15, 2011 | Aaron Klein
    NEW YORK – Watch out New York City. The Occupy anti-capitalist movement is preparing to serve a three-course meal of so-called direct action that apparently includes the blocking of subways and bridges as well as shutting down the stock market. The attempt to cause mass chaos, slated for Thursday, is tied to the Tides Center, the George Soros-financed group that funds far-left causes. Tides grantees have been helping to direct Occupy from the onset of the anti-Wall Street movement. Occupy Wall Street is currently holding "Direct Action Preparation and Training" courses today and tomorrow in downtown Manhattan to gear up...
  • Court order allows Occupy Wall St. protesters back

    11/15/2011 6:18:17 AM PST · by justlurking · 195 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 2011-11-15 | COLLEEN LONG and VERENA DOBNIK
    The National Lawyers Guild says it has obtained a court that allows Occupy Wall St. protesters to return with tents to a New York City park. The guild says the injunction prevents the city from enforcing park rules on Occupy Wall Street protesters. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city knew about the court order but has not seen it. He says the city plans to go court immediately.
  • Scores arrested as police clear NYC Occupy camp

    11/15/2011 6:12:54 AM PST · by libstripper · 3 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | Nov. 15, 2011 | msnbc.com & others
    NEW YORK — Hundreds of police officers, some in riot gear, descended on Zuccotti Park after midnight Tuesday in a surprise sweep of the Occupy Wall Street headquarters. Some protesters were chained to trees and each other but were nevertheless removed from the park, which was cleared in less than three hours in what appeared to be a highly coordinated action. New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said there were about 70 arrests in the park, while NBC New York's Jonathan Dienst, who is at the scene, reported that he had counted 40 arrests along Broadway.
  • Canine Flu Outbreak Plagues Metro Area

    11/14/2011 1:13:53 PM PST · by NoGrayZone · 3 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 11/14/11 | none stated
    "Veterinarians are reporting an outbreak of canine flu in the New York metro area." "The Journal News reports that officials at the Cornell University Veterinary School say canine flu has been spreading in New York City, the lower Hudson Valley and northern New Jersey."
  • Cars Burned and Jewish Neighborhood Attacked In New York

    11/12/2011 11:06:51 AM PST · by Libertarian444 · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12 NOV 2011
    New York – Cars have been torched, anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled on sidewalks and "KKK" tagged on a van in an attack on a heavily Jewish neighborhood in New York, on the anniversary of an infamous Nazi attack on Europe's Jews. The rampage took place in the early hours of Friday morning in the Midwood section of Brooklyn, a neighborhood which is home to a significant-sized group of Holocaust survivors, myFOXny.com reported. The NYPD Hate Crimes unit has joined investigations into the attacks, which coincides with a brutal Nazi anniversary. Kristallnacht -- or "The Night of Broken Glass" -- refers to...
  • Catholic Life After the Ivy League: The Church of Our Saviour, NYC

    11/10/2011 6:46:29 AM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    New Liturgical Movement ^ | November 9, 2011 | Stephen Schmalhofer
    In few other places does the Church remain so prominent a force of charity, so public a teacher, so steady a font of grace and so vulnerable a target. In New York City, the churches are dressings on wounds of loneliness. In a city jammed with humanity, millions live as strangers, locked away behind headphones and dark sunglasses. The culture can be stiflingly secular, distractingly materialist, deafeningly loud, and restlessly in motion. Silence, and contemplation are not often valued unless you are willing to exchange Adoration for yoga class. Despair is the city’s greatest struggle and Kierkegaard was right. "The...
  • IHMO – A non-medical diagnosis of OWS protestors

    11/09/2011 3:40:27 PM PST · by Chris in VA · 1 replies
    IMHO -- In My Honest Opinion ^ | 11/9/11 | averagedad1
    In an earlier post, I mentioned that the OWS movement put out their Declaration of New York City online for the entire world to read. Well, guess what, I read it. (And using their childish logic, I should sue them for the three minutes of my life I wasted doing so.) Their “symptoms” are as follows: 1.They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage. 2.They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses. 3.They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the...
  • New York City cop imprisons college student without ID for two days

    11/03/2011 1:41:48 PM PDT · by mgstarr · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/3/11 | Chris Lehmann
    Note to tourists visting New York: Don't be caught out without your ID, or you could be caught in the city's penal system for days, if the recent experience of 21-year-old college student Samantha Zucker is anything to go by. Actually, Zucker, barely qualifies as an out-of-towner, since she hails from the Westchester town of Ardmore. And the underlying charge that led to her tour in jail was a minor trespassing citation, dismissed by a presiding judge in no time. But no matter: A vigilant NYPD officer deemed her a sufficient threat to public safety to have her handcuffed and...
  • 'Occupy Wall Street' Protesters Force Cafe Layoffs as Business Drops

    11/03/2011 1:27:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 11/03/2011
    They want to change the economy, and now they have -- by putting people out of work. Twenty-one employees of a once-thriving cafe and catering business were fired because the weeks-long "Occupy Wall Street" protest chased away too many customers. “I support their freedom of speech but the whole thing is hypocritical if it makes people lose their jobs,” said Shamil Cepeda, who was one of those laid off. Cepeda, 23, added, "If [the protesters] would just go get a real job, helping real people, that would help a lot more than just taking up space and shouting at people...
  • Bloomberg strikes tougher tone on Occupy Wall Street (may "take action" against protesters)

    11/02/2011 10:57:39 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, November 2 2011 | Jonathan Lemire
    Mayor Bloomberg struck a tougher tone with the Occupy Wall Street protestors Wednesday - and said the city might be forced to "take actions" at Zuccotti Park. Bloomberg said the city must listen to the residents and business owners near the protest site who are starting to loudly complain about the demonstrators. "This isn't an occupation of Wall Street," Bloomberg told reporters. "It's an occupation of a growing, vibrant residential neighborhood in Lower Manhattan and it's really hurting small businesses and families." Bloomberg's harsh assessment came a day after he received a letter from Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver, Rep. Jerrold...
  • Footage that kills the conspiracy theories: Unseen 9/11 footage shows WTC Building 7

    11/01/2011 12:37:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 69 replies · 1+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 1, 2011 | Meghan Keneally
    Its dramatic collapse several hours after the Twin Towers fell triggered a decade of conspiracy theories. Those who believed that the September 11 attacks on America were not carried out by Al Qaeda terrorists pointed to the fall of World Trade Center Building 7 as proof of their wild claims. But a newly released video appears to finally prove once and for all that Building 7 was brought down by the intense heat of the blazing World Trade Center - and not explosives, as conspiracy theorists claim.
  • Recommended New York sex ed site offers middleschoolers tips on eating feces, bestiality, fetishes

    10/27/2011 1:49:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 87 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 26, 2011 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    WARNING: very explicit content. NEW YORK, October 24, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The recommended curriculum for a mandatory sex education course to be implemented in New York middle and high schools next year directs students to a website that details “safe sex” practices regarding bestiality, coprophagia, and other extreme sexual fetishes. The New York Post reported on Saturday that assignments in a workbook recommended by city education officials included giving middle schoolers “risk cards” to rate the safety of such activities as anal sex, oral sex, and “intercourse using a condom and an oil-based lubricant.” Teens are also told to learn...
  • New York Schools To Start Teaching Mandatory Sex Ed

    10/24/2011 5:59:04 PM PDT · by Just4Him · 25 replies · 1+ views
    NBC New York ^ | Monday, Oct 24, 2011
    Details about the new sex education curriculum in New York City public schools are out -- and some are concerned the lessons are too racy. The New York Post obtained workbooks that will be used for the new recommended curriculum, which begins in middle schools and high schools around the city next spring. Parents, they say, may be shocked by details of the work. Middle school students will be assigned "risk cards" that rate the safety of different activities, the paper says, from French kissing to oral sex. The workbooks for older students direct them to a website run by...
  • NYPD checking up on Muslims who change their names

    10/27/2011 6:12:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/26/11 | ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO
    NYPD checking up on Muslims who change their namesBy ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO AP – 18 hrs ago NEW YORK (AP) — For generations, immigrants have shed their ancestral identities and taken new, Americanized names as they found their place in the melting pot. For Muslims in New York, that rite of assimilation is now seen by police as a possible red flag in the hunt for terrorists. The New York Police Department monitors everyone in the city who changes his or her name, according to interviews and internal police documents obtained by The Associated Press. For those whose...
  • Media Silence Is Deafening About Important Gun News

    09/30/2011 2:24:07 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 30, 2011 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Murder and violent crime rates were supposed to soar after the Supreme Court struck down gun control laws in Chicago and Washington, D.C.  Politicians predicted disaster. "More handguns in the District of Columbia will only lead to more handgun violence," Washington’s Mayor Adrian Fenty warned the day the court made its decision.  Chicago’s Mayor Daley predicted that we would "go back to the Old West, you have a gun and I have a gun and we'll settle it in the streets . . . ."  The New York Times even editorialized this month about the Supreme Court's "unwise" decision that...
  • Mandatory Sex Ed Details May Be Too Racy for Parents: Report

    Details about the new sex education curriculum in New York City public schools are out -- and some are concerned the lessons are too racy. The New York Post obtained workbooks that will be used for the new recommended curriculum, which begins in middle schools and high schools around the city next spring. Parents, they say, may be shocked by details of the work. Middle school students will be assigned "risk cards" that rate the safety of different activities, the paper says, from French kissing to oral sex. The workbooks for older students direct them to a website run by...
  • New York pastor accused of cashing dead teacher's pension checks

    (Reuters) - A New York pastor has been arrested and accused of fraudulently cashing pension checks worth nearly a quarter-million dollars sent to a school teacher who died more than a decade ago, authorities said on Thursday. Rev. Victor Rosa was accused of deceiving New York City's Teacher Retirement System into thinking that teacher Maria Sicardo was still alive and had her checks sent to a building he owns in the Bronx, investigators said. He would cash the checks, which amounted to about $241,000, often at a local bank, investigators said. Investigators said they interviewed bank staff, who recalled Rosa...
  • Mandatory [NYC] Sex Ed Details May Be Too Racy for Parents [Caution: explicit content]

    10/24/2011 12:17:18 PM PDT · by grundle · 102 replies
    NBC ^ | Oct 24, 2011
    Details about the new sex education curriculum in New York City public schools are out -- and some are concerned the lessons are too racy. The New York Post obtained workbooks that will be used for the new recommended curriculum, which begins in middle schools and high schools around the city next spring. Parents, they say, may be shocked by details of the work. Middle school students will be assigned "risk cards" that rate the safety of different activities, the paper says, from French kissing to oral sex. The workbooks for older students direct them to a website run by...
  • NYC Shootings Up 28% as Police Divert Resources to Occupy Wall Street Protests

    10/24/2011 7:27:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Verum Serum ^ | 10/24/2011
    Scarce resources, isn’t that always the problem? Since the protests began, shootings in other areas of the city have spiked: The number of people shot surged 154 percent two weeks ago — to 56 from 22 over the same week last year — and spiked 28 percent in the last month…Four high-ranking cops point the finger at Occupy Wall Street protesters, saying their rallies pull special crime-fighting units away from the hot zones where they’re needed.Since Occupy Wall Street took over Zuccotti Park on Sept. 17, the NYPD has relied heavily on its borough task forces, the department’s go-to teams...
  • NYC to Teach Kids about “Doggie-Style” Sex?

    10/23/2011 10:06:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 82 replies
    Fox news ^ | 10/23/11 | staff
    New York City 11-year-olds will soon be learning sex education from workbooks that include instruction on “mutual masturbation, French kissing, oral and anal sex, and “intercourse using a condom and an oil-based lubricant.” The shocking revelations were uncovered in “recommended” workbooks reviewed by The New York Post. Sex education will become mandatory in New York City middle and high schools next year. Students will be required to take one semester of sex education in sixth or seventh grades and one in ninth or tenth grades.
  • OWS Protesters’ Restroom Issues, Constant Noise Driving Residents Crazy

    10/21/2011 5:12:00 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    OWS Protesters’ Restroom Issues, Constant Noise Driving Residents Crazy Man Claims Demonstrater Urinated In Tupperware, Dumped Contents In Street October 21, 2011 7:42 PM NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — “Occupy Wall Street” is ending its fifth week, and some area residents are fighting mad over the chaos created by the protesters’ encampment. As CBS 2’s Mark Morgan reports, some say the park is turning into a noisy, raucous headache that won’t go away. To the protestors, the sound of drums is the sound of democracy in action. But to some residents who live in the area, it’s just noise — and...
  • Community Board Asks "Occupy Wall Street" Protesters To Clean Up, Quiet Down [urinating in street]

    10/21/2011 8:03:17 AM PDT · by ETL · 33 replies
    NY-1 News ^ | Oct 20, 2011 | Michael Herzenberg
    “This has been a nightmare,” said Brian Summers, who lives near Zuccotti Park. Summers said those trying to force corporations to become better corporate citizens should learn to be better citizens themselves. “It makes us feel horrible. We work down here, we live down here,” said Summers. Drums are played each and every day. The noise registers as 117 on a decibel meter. According to the federal government, regular exposure to 110 decibels can lead to permanent hearing loss. From blocks away, it might not be physically harmful, but neighbors say it's damaging lives. “We support the message, and a...
  • Bronx bid for a bad bond bailout

    10/20/2011 11:38:28 AM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 16, 2011 | NICOLE GELINAS
    If the Zuccotti kids want to protest Wall Street bailouts, they should go occupy the Yankees’ luxury parking garages in The Bronx. Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. wants to give the garages’ private investors a fat-cat rescue at the expense of Gotham’s Main Street mice. Four years ago, the Yankees wanted a souped-up parking “system” for their new ballpark, and Mayor Bloomberg obliged. City Hall helped a previously unknown outfit, the Bronx Parking Development Co., borrow $238 million to build and run a $300 million parking paradise on city land under a long-term lease. (The state supplied the balance of...