Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

NY Touts Economic Boom with South African Photo
1999-2018 Charter Communications ^ | February 20, 2018 @7:37 PM

Posted on 02/20/2018 6:20:50 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines

A New York economic development agency report meant to show the state's growth was illustrated with an 8-year-old photo showing construction cranes in South Africa....

The photo, showing seven towering heavy-lift cranes being used to build a stadium in Cape Town for the 2010 soccer World Cup, is a cropped version of one owned by Getty Images, available for licensing on its website for up to $575....

The gaffe comes as Gov. Andrew Cuomo's economic development programs face questions over their effectiveness.

Cuomo, a Democrat, said the programs have brought hundreds of thousands of jobs to the state. Critics, though, question those numbers along with the multibillion-dollar corporate incentives paid with taxpayer dollars....

Alex Camarda, a senior policy adviser at Reinvent Albany, a state government watchdog group, called the Cape Town cranes being passed off as New York economic activity "another example of a lack of transparency" by Cuomo's economic development office.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectrumlocalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: africa; alexcamarda; andrewcuomo; cuomo; newyork; newyorkcity; photo; reinventalbany; south; southafrica

1 posted on 02/20/2018 6:20:50 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

You have to watch which photos you use off Google. LOL.


2 posted on 02/20/2018 6:29:18 PM PST by refreshed (But we preach Christ crucified... 1 Corinthians 1:23)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

Of course, a Democrat in a Democrat state, no scandal here. Hardly worth mentioning.


3 posted on 02/20/2018 6:31:55 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Donald Trump: Doing the work American politicians just won't do.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

Hey, the Democrat Party “honored” our military by showing pictures of the Russian navy


4 posted on 02/20/2018 6:32:01 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

The Vuvuzelas should have been a dead giveaway.


5 posted on 02/20/2018 6:37:07 PM PST by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

Speaking of dead, maybe Cuomo could stop off at Planned Parenthood and suck the brains out of a couple of babies before he goes home for dinner. Nothing works up an appetite like helping would be mothers kill their children. Oops, I mean “exercise their right to choose.”


6 posted on 02/20/2018 7:19:20 PM PST by Torahman (Remember the Maccabees)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIXUgtNC4Kc

I was born there and spent my first 11 years there on the outskirts of the city. It is a meat dress ie. Lady Gaga and that is a cockroach.

I am Afrikaner. We are tougher and rougher and much better shots than any NYC wuss and our white music kicks any raps ass.


7 posted on 02/20/2018 7:19:40 PM PST by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools. Go Trump!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

I had heard of that scandal. When did they pull that off?


8 posted on 02/20/2018 7:20:53 PM PST by Robert A Cook PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

I had not heard of that scandal. When did they pull that off?


9 posted on 02/20/2018 7:21:57 PM PST by Robert A Cook PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

So effing glad I was able to leave New York


10 posted on 02/20/2018 7:22:49 PM PST by onona (So I got that going for me)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Robert A Cook PE

https://www.yahoo.com/news/blogs/ticket/dnc-russian-warships-convention-image-181737864—election.html


11 posted on 02/20/2018 7:30:49 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

Well there you have it....


12 posted on 02/20/2018 7:42:21 PM PST by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

I laugh every time I see the TV ad about how great it is to open a business in New York - I remember the governor a few years back announcing that if you’re a conservative “we don’t want you in New York” - it’s the last place I’d consider opening a business......


13 posted on 02/20/2018 8:44:19 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Thanks Behind Liberal Lines.

14 posted on 02/21/2018 12:29:12 AM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

Cuomo. Calling Gov. Cuomo.

Dr. Frasier Crane has an opening for your appointment tomorrow.

Cuomo “knows” cranes.

Flying cranes
Building cranes
Gene Craine
Candy cranes
Cranes in the ass

In other words, he’s for the birds, and the birds don’t want him.


15 posted on 02/21/2018 1:58:36 AM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson