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  • The Billion Dollar Homeless Scam

    08/16/2018 2:20:18 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 20 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | August 16, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Billion Dollar Homeless Scam The more we spend, the worse it gets. August 16, 2018 Daniel Greenfield New York City will be spending $2.06 billion on its Department of Homeless Services. There are 61,421 homeless people in the city which is spending $33,539 per homeless person. That’s only a little short of the starting salary of an FDNY firefighter at $39,000. More money will be spent on the homeless than on the firefighters who save New Yorkers from burning buildings. The FDNY will have to make do with $2.04 billion, and the health department with $1.6 billion. That’s impressive...
  • WTH? Twitter Shuts Down Top Iranian Activist Accounts — Including Leading Critic of Radical Islam

    08/16/2018 12:52:24 PM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 16, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended the company’s decision to put Infowars founder Alex Jones in a seven-day “timeout”. Dorsey said, “I feel any suspension, whether it be a permanent or a temporary one, makes someone think about their actions and their behaviors,” Dorsey said. In the same week that Jack Dorsey is lecturing on “appropriate actions and behavior” Twitter just certified racist New York Times writer Sarah Jeong with a blue check mark. And now this Twitter shut down two top Iranian activist’s pages today.
  • Atheist Group Wants to Throw Air Force Commander 'Behind Prison Bars' for His Christian Faith

    08/16/2018 10:33:39 AM PDT · by detective · 59 replies
    CBN News ^ | 08-16-2018 | Steve Warren
    Shortened title. Full title: Military Atheist Group Wants to Throw Air Force Commander 'Behind Prison Bars' for His Christian Faith The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) sent a formal complaint this week to Defense Secretary James Mattis calling for an investigation of Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, a Christian and the newly installed commander of the 412 Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base in California. The group is furious at Teichert for posting links to articles, a Christmas video, and scriptures on his personal website called Prayer at Lunchtime for the United States. The website also has a list...
  • Calling 911 On Black People May Be Hate Crime Under Proposed Law

    08/16/2018 10:16:33 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 59 replies
    Prospect Heights Patch ^ | 08/15/18 | Kathleen Culliton
    CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN — New Yorkers who call 911 on law-abiding people of color are committing hate crimes and should be prosecuted, according to a state senator who was recently reported to police for campaigning in his own district. State Senator Jesse Hamilton, who represents Brownsville, Crown Heights and Flatbush, proposed new legislation a week after a self-described Trump fan called police to report him for speaking to constituents in public. It would criminalize 911 calls against people of color without evidence of malice. "That's gonna be a hate crime," Hamilton said. "This pattern of calling the police on black...
  • New Cuomo 2020 Slogan: We Can’t Make America Great Again , It Was Never That Great To Begin With

    08/16/2018 9:42:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/16/2018 | Allahpundit
    “Make This Garbage Country Great For The First Time” has a nice, populist ring to it.Every time I say that Chris is the “smart” Cuomo, people scoff, and who can blame them? They’ve watched CNN. But there’s no way around it. The essential truth of it is demonstrated again and again.There’s already an obvious retort to “Make America Great Again,” one that’s been used by Democrats sporadically for the past two years: America is already great. Even Team Hillary, an outfit not known for its political deftness, went that route. Leave it to this tin-eared dummy to try something...
  • Socialism is 'mainstream,' not a 'tainted' ideology: Bernie Sanders

    08/15/2018 6:13:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/15/18 | Gabriella Muńoz
    During an interview on “The Late Show,” Tuesday, Senator Bernie Sanders declared socialist ideas to be mainstream, after host Stephen Colbert suggested it’s hurting Democrats at the ballot box. Mr. Colbert pointed out that most of the candidates Mr. Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaigned for lost their primaries. “Why do you need to call yourself socialists? Because that’s freighted with so much negativity in the United States,” the late-night comedian asked. “Maybe there’s a little taint to socialism that turns people off?”
  • Blue Lives Matter refuses to partner with Jets because of this player

    08/15/2018 11:53:52 PM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | 15-Aug-2018 | Tina Moore and Max Jaeger
    The New York Jets wanted to partner with Blue Lives Matter this season, but the pro-cop group stiff-armed the team’s advances Tuesday — claiming the NFL doesn’t respect cops, and flagging the Jets for signing a player who once posted an image of an officer’s throat being slashed on social media. “With the NFL season right around the corner, there is no better time to open up a conversation about how your business/organization can benefit from a partnership with the New York Jets,” reads a Tuesday email from the Jets’ Anthony Bulak to Blue Lives Matter founder Joe Imperatrice. But...
  • Cuomo's office walks back comment that America 'was never that great' (Video)

    08/15/2018 3:05:31 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/15/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's (D) office on Wednesday walked back his remark earlier in the day that America "was never that great," insisting the governor believes the U.S. is great but that it has not reached its "maximum potential." "The Governor believes America is great and that her full greatness will be fully realized when every man, woman, and child has full equality,” spokeswoman Dani Lever said in a statement. “America has not yet reached its maximum potential." Lever said Cuomo's comments were meant to address President Trump's slogan "Make America Great Again." "When the President speaks about making...
  • Smart Growth and Green Growth – It is Not What You Think

    08/15/2018 12:04:59 PM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    ileanajohnson.com ^ | 8/15/2018 | Ileana Johnson
    Progressives (regressives) have been educating (indoctrinating) our American children for decades, inculcating (forcing) ideas such as political correctness (approved speech), globalism (one world government), global warming/climate change (redistribution of wealth), income equality (confiscation of wealth), resistance (anarchy), social justice (reverse discrimination), and tolerance (intolerance). Progressivism has generally succeeded in creating a few generations of snowflakes (melting babies given to tantrums) and college graduates whose degrees were expensive and useless. But nobody is complaining about higher education escalating costs and globalist indoctrination. Progressives have been urging their followers to make everything smart (U.N. compliant), to learn to deal with water shortages...
  • A Power Company Is Suing New York After The State Shut Down A Nearly $1 Billion Plant

    08/14/2018 3:49:44 PM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/14/2018 | Tim Pearce
    Shortened title. Full title: A Power Company Is Suing New York After The State Shut Down A Nearly $1 Billion Plant Without Warning Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) is suing New York after the state refused to renew an air permit for one of the company’s natural gas power plants, shutting down the plant four days before it was scheduled to open. CPV filed the suit against the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) challenging the state’s decision to not renew the $900 million plant’s air permit in an Aug. 1 letter, according to the American Petroleum Institute (API)....
  • Fact-checking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s media blitz

    08/14/2018 12:13:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 10, 2018 | Glenn Kessler
    “ICE is the only criminal investigative agency, the only enforcement agency in the United States, that has a bed quota. So ICE is required to fill 34,000 beds with detainees every single night and that number has only been increasing since 2009.” — in an interview with the Intercepted podcast, May 30 As our friends at PolitiFact documented, this is an urban legend. There is language in the 2016 appropriations bill that requires ICE to have 34,000 beds available — ICE “shall maintain a level of not less than 34,000 detention beds through September 30, 2016” — but it is...
  • Trump’s Trade War Is Rattling China’s Leaders

    08/14/2018 8:48:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 14, 2018 | Keith Bradsher and Steven Lee Myers
    BEIJING — China’s leaders have sought to project confidence in the face of President Trump’s tariffs and trade threats, but as it becomes clear a protracted trade war with the United States may be unavoidable, there are growing signs of unease inside the Communist political establishment. In recent days, officials from the Commerce Ministry, the police and other agencies have summoned executives from exporters to ask about plans to lay off workers or shift supply chains to other countries. With stocks slumping into bear territory and the currency dropping 9 percent against the dollar since mid-April, censors have been deleting...
  • Trump dares NY Gov. Cuomo to run against him in 2020, says 'anybody that runs against Trump suffers'

    08/14/2018 5:19:41 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 13, 2018
    President Trump, speaking at a fundraiser Monday with New York Republicans, dared Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to run against him for president in 2020, with Trump saying he welcomes the challenge. “Please do it. Please,” the president said in Utica, adding that “anybody that runs against Trump suffers.” Trump, during the event for GOP Rep. Claudia Tenney, who is running for re-election, told the crowd that Cuomo wants to “take away your Second Amendment more than anything." The president also claimed Cuomo called him “and said, ‘I will never run for president against you.’ But maybe he wants to.” Cuomo...
  • Media Should Fear Muslims and Leftists, Not Trump - Greenfield

    08/13/2018 8:45:20 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    FrontPage ^ | August 10, 2018 | Greenfield
    Media Should Fear Muslims and Leftists, Not Trump The media ought to be thanking Trump for protecting it from its allies. August 10, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Trump's criticism of the media “is contributing to a rise in threats against journalists and will lead to violence,” claims Artie Sulzberger, the latest scion of the New York Times dynasty. Artie, who got the chairman job because of his last name, earns $5 million a year. The only threat...
  • Who’s Afraid of Nancy Pelosi?

    08/13/2018 5:29:41 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    nytimes ^ | Paul Krugman
    Who’s Afraid of Nancy Pelosi? By Paul Krugman Opinion Columnist Aug. 13, 2018 Normally, a party that gives away $2 trillion without worrying about where the money will come from can buy itself at least a few votes. But Donald Trump’s tax cut remains remarkably unpopular, and Republicans barely mention it on the campaign trail — in fact, Democrats are running against the tax cut more than Republicans are running on it. Nor are Republicans talking much about Trump’s trade war, which also remains unpopular. What, then, does the G.O.P. have to run on? It can hype the supposed menace...
  • SEIU Rallies Supporters Against Kavanaugh Nomination

    08/13/2018 10:11:57 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 12, 2018 | Bill McMorris
    One of the nation's most powerful labor unions is rallying supporters to oppose Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's nominee to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. On Friday, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) began circulating a petition online for its allies to send to their home state lawmakers. The union letter calls Kavanaugh a "narrow-minded extremist" and accuses the D.C. Circuit Court judge of undermining workers' rights and opposing abortion. "Kavanaugh is a narrow-minded extremist who will chip away at our rights in the workplace, the doctor's office and the ballot box," the letter says. "If Kavanaugh is confirmed he...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,August 13-September 3,2018

    08/13/2018 1:23:16 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | August 13, 2018 | Sean Hannity
    Good Afternoon And Welcome To The Sean Hannity Show!
  • Dem lawmaker seeks to lower voting age to 16

    08/13/2018 12:34:24 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 113 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/18 | Aris Folley
    Rep. Grace Meng is sponsoring a resolution that would extend the right to vote to U.S. citizens 16 years of age or older. The New York Democrat’s resolution, introduced earlier this month, would repeal the 26th Amendment of the Constitution, which currently states the right to vote for citizens who are 18 years of age or older "shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State." If the resolution is passed, the amendment would instead say the right to vote for citizens who are 16 years of age or older "shall not be denied or...
  • NYC Mayor DeBlasio goons haul away reporter because he asked a question

    08/13/2018 12:08:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/13/2018 | Rick Moran
    Not two hours after New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio gave a ringing defense of freedom of the press, his goons hauled away a reporter for the New York Post who had dared ask him a question in public. On a national TV show Sunday morning, DeBlasio said  “I believe in a free, strong media with diverse views — I’ll defend it with all I’ve got.” Apparently, he doesn't have much to defend it with. Just two hours later, after de Blasio cut a ribbon to kick off the parade and was posing for photos near West 37th Street and Sixth...
  • Hip hop community eying new political party line on ballot, wants Busta Rhymes or LL Cool J

    08/13/2018 7:29:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    www.nydailynews.com ^ | Aug 13, 2018 | 4:05 AM | By Kenneth Lovett
    ALBANY — Expressing frustration that urban issues are not being sufficiently addressed in New York, members of the hip hop community are looking to form their own party line for the coming state elections. The line, which would be called the New American Party, is being pushed by Jineea Butler, founder of the Hip Hop Union and a Republican congressional candidate against Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-Manhattan). Butler said she and others have spoken to rap star Busta Rhymes about potentially running for governor on the line, but he has not committed. Butler said she also has reached out to LL...