By Greg Wilson
Published November 01, 2012
People line up to fill gas containers at the New Jersey Turnpike’s Thomas A. Edison service area Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, near Woodbridge, N.J. After Monday’s storm surge from Sandy, many gas stations in the region are without power and those that are open have very long lines. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
State troopers have been deployed at all gas stations along the NJ Turnpike and Garden State Parkway, where dwindling gasoline supplies are causing frayed nerves as the region endures its third full day with massive power outages.
Frustration with gas supplies topped the list of issues causing tensions to boil over in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, the states hardest hit by power outages in the wake of superstorm Sandy. Residents jockeyed for fuel at the few stations still pumping, searched store shelves in vain for batteries, struggled with sporadic cell phone service and found themselves unable to buy necessities at supermarkets.
November 1, 2012 | Categories: 2012 Election, America's Freedoms, Class Warfare, Cloward and Piven Strategy, Disaster Preparation, Disaster Relief, Due Process of Law, Elections Politics, Energy and Oil, Jobs, Localized Elections, Manufactured Crisis, Natural Disasters, New Media News, Political Contests, Politically Intentioned Crisis, Politics, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, Scandals, The Economy, Unemployment, Wall Street - Main Street, Weather News | Tags: aftermath, clean up, Connecticut, frustration, gas station lines, gasoline, generators, hurricane Sandy, N. J., New York, State troopers deployed, superstorm, very long lines | Leave A Comment »
Budget cuts to silence military buglers, replaced with recorded renditions of Taps at New York funerals
By Joshua Rhett Miller
Published September 05, 2012
A bugler plays ‘Taps’ during the 2009 funeral for Army Spc. Stephen Mace at Arlington Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Due to a looming budget cut on Oct. 1, virtually all military funerals in New York state will use an electronic bugle instead of a live performance. (AP)
As budget cuts are set to silence live performances of Taps at military funerals in New York, one military bugler told FoxNews.com the iconic musical piece should always be performed by an Honor Guard musician.
Jari Villanueva, director of the Maryland National Guard Honor Guard and a bugler at thousands of military funerals, said having a phony hornsman hold up an instrument while a recording plays isn’t befitting of the somber task of burying a veteran. Yet, the piped-in version is what mourners will hear at virtually all New York military funerals beginning Oct. 1, due to a 25 percent reduction in federal funding for the state’s Military Forces Honor Guard.
September 5, 2012 | Categories: 2012 Election, Agency Regulation, Armed Forces, Cloward and Piven Strategy, Corruption, Corruption in Government, Deficit, Elections Politics, Electorate, Government, Government Regulations, Illegal Election Funding, Liberal Scare Tactics, Liberals Big Spending and Taxes, National Debt, New Media News, Politics, POTUS Deception, POTUS Elibility Issue, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, Radical Liberal Progressive Left, Scandals, TEA Taxed Enough Already, The Economy, Unemployment, Unfunded Union Pensions, UNION Corruption, UNIONS ACORN and SEIU, VOTER FRAUD | Tags: Arlington Cemetery, arlington national cemetery, Army Spc. Stephen Mace, budget cuts, current-events, devaluation of Military, electronic bugle, joshua rhett miller, National Honor Guard, New York, politics, VA funerals | Leave A Comment »
By Perry Chiaramonte
Published June 01, 2012
The attacks on the World Trade center on Sept. 11 2001 released toxic particles in the air around the site causing many first responders to develop a variety of serious illness including respiratory ailments and cancer. (AP2001)
Workers who suffered health problems long after the rescue and cleanup at the Ground Zero “pile” following the 9/11 attacks say they are frustrated by a “complex” claims process that is hindering their access a $4.3 billion fund set up for them – prompting officials to promise they’ll streamline the application process.
The fund, created under the 2011 James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, is earmarked for workers and volunteers whose symptoms remained dormant for years. So far, none of the money has been disbursed, as claimants struggle to prove their presence at the toxic site in the days and weeks following the attacks, which released a toxic stew of deadly chemicals. Successful applicants can get compensation for health care expenses and lost wages.
June 1, 2012 | Categories: 2012 Election, Agency Regulation, America's Freedoms, America's National Security, American Exceptionalism, American Legacy People, Americans Reject Sharia and Islamic Supremacism, Congress, Constitutional Responsibilities, Corruption, Corruption in Government, Deficit, Education, Election 2012, Elections Politics, Freedom Justice and Liberty, Government, Healthcare, Individual Rights and Freedoms, Liberal Scare Tactics, Media Corruption, Most Americans Reject Socialism, New Media News, Political Contests, Privacy for Citizens, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, Propaganda, Tea Party Conservatives, Unfunded Union Pensions, War on Terror | Tags: 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, 9/11/2001, battle bureaucracy, casualties of disaster, DOJ, Fox News, government, Ground Zero, health problems, James Zadroga, medicine, New York, Noah Kushlefsky, politics, workers, World Trade Center, WTC | Leave A Comment »
By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press
May 20, 2012
Blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng arrives at Washington Square Village on the campus of New York University, Saturday, May 19, 2012, in New York. Chen escaped from his village in April and was given sanctuary inside the U.S. Embassy after seven years of prison and house arrest. He is planning to study law at NYU. But before that, he says he is planning to spend time recuperating. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)
NEW YORK (AP) — A blind Chinese legal activist who escaped house arrest, endured a nearly month-long diplomatic tussle and a hurried daylong flight paused ever so briefly upon his arrival in New York City before taking up a familiar fight.
Taken from a hospital in his homeland and put on a plane for the U.S. after Chinese authorities suddenly told him Saturday to pack and prepare to leave, Chen Guangcheng embraced his new surroundings at New York University and renewed his call to fight injustice.
“I believe that no matter how difficult the environment nothing is impossible if you put your heart to it,” he told a cheering crowd at NYU shortly after arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport on Saturday evening.
May 20, 2012 | Categories: Abortion & Pro-Life, America's Freedoms, Colleges and Universities, Diplomacy, Economic Security, Education, Election 2012, Foreign Policy, Freedom Justice and Liberty, Government, Human Rights, Individual Rights and Freedoms, International Politics, Learn from History, Liberal Scare Tactics, Most Americans Reject Socialism, National Security, New Media News, Politics, Radical Liberal Progressive Left, Rejecting Political Correctess, Religious Freedoms, Terrorists Threats, Undermining Constitution, United States Court System | Tags: 7-years of prison, activist Chen Guangcheng, AP, arrives in NYC, blind Chinese activist, China, CNSNews, forced abortions, foreign news, house arrest, Karen Matthews, New York, New York University, Shandong, U. S. Embasy, Washington Square Village, with wife and children | Leave A Comment »
Published August 30, 2011
AP – Aug. 29: Lindsey Jones makes her way down floodwater-damaged Rte. 4 in Woodstock, Vt.
MONTPELIER, Vt. – National Guard helicopters began taking food and water Tuesday to Vermont towns cut off by flooding after the rainy remnants of Hurricane Irene took inland areas of New England and upstate New York by surprise.
Vermont Emergency Management spokesman Mark Bosma said the helicopters would bring relief to people in about a dozen towns where roads and bridges were washed out, including Cavendish, Hancock, Pittsfield, Stockbridge, Strafford and Stratton.
August 30, 2011 | Categories: 2012 Election, America's Freedoms, Consumer Issues, Disaster Preparation, Economic Security, Elections Politics, Freedom Justice and Liberty, Fuel Prices, National Security, Natural Disasters, New Media News, Recovery, Science & Technology, The Economy, Weather Changes, Weather News | Tags: Delaware tornado, east coast hurricanes, FEMA, Hurricane Irene, inland storm damage, inland storm worse than expected, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, storm surges, U. S. East Coast, weather | Leave A Comment »
by Pamela Geller
Sunday, February 06, 2011
The leftist/Islamic alliance in the West is fomenting and inciting hate against America and Israel in Egypt and outside of Egypt. These nazi-inspired propagandists are working feverishly for the next holocaust and the abrupt end of American hegemony in the region, and across the world. That Obama is aligned with these groups is catastrophic.
Over the weekend and last Friday, Egypt protests took place in New York, Canada, etc. These protests took on a very ugly, anti-Jewish, anti-American tone. The lack of support for the freedom lovers in Iran in the summer of 2009 juxtaposed to the wall-to-wall coverage and universal hand-wringing over Egypt is deeply suspicious. Why does a US ally get kicked to the curb, but Iranian Islamic bone crushers get …………respect?
It begs the question: why did Ahmadinejad survive months of far greater revolt, widespread torture, rape, imprisonment and wholesale slaughter? Mubarak didn’t stand a chance from day one.
And look who is pushing the buttons.
Pamela Hall snapped these:
“Down with the Camp David Regime” — Why? And why is al-Awda promoting this war against the Jews?
February 6, 2011 | Categories: 2012 Election, America's Freedoms, Americans Reject Sharia and Islamic Supremacism, Cloward and Piven Strategy, Constitutional Rights, Corruption in Government, Economic Security, Election 2012, Elections Politics, Foreign Insurrection, Foreign Policy, Government, Intelligence, International Affairs, International News, Media Corruption, Middle East Affairs, Most Americans Reject Socialism, National Security, New Media News, Nuclear Proliferation, Political Incompetence, Politics, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, Radical Liberal Progressive Left, Terrorism, The Economy, Treason | Tags: Ahmadinejad, Al-Awada, Canada, egypt, international affairs, Islamic supremacists, Jew-Hate Fests, Mubarak, nazi-inspired, New York, Obama, political moves, politics, Pro-Hamas, propagandists, protest, U. S. rallies | Leave A Comment »
The big question today is which Senate race is Harry Reid trying hardest to lose — Delaware, New York, or his own? First he calls Delaware nominee Chris Coons his “pet,” and then Reid takes the pet idea to a new Penthouse level with Kirsten Gillibrand, who didn’t exactly appreciate the attention:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had an unusual form of praise for New York’s junior senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, this morning at the fundraiser Mayor Bloomberg hosted for him at his townhouse – referring to her as “the hottest member” as she sat just a few feet away, according to three sources.
The comment prompted Gillibrand to turn red, according to the sources, and created a bit of stir among the small crowd there.
“It was pretty shocking when he said it,” said one source familiar with the remark and the reaction.
Not even Reid’s intrepid spokesman Jim Manley could defend his boss:
Reid spokesman Jim Manley, reached by POLITICO, said, “What can I say, she made The Hilll’s ‘Most Beautiful list. Of course he also went on to praise her skill and tenacity and described her as an effective member of the New York delegation as well.”
Nice try. Reid did manage to follow up his “hottest member” remark with praise that Gillibrand knew some policy issues better than some other people, as Politico reports it:
He also then discussed her knowledge of securities law as extremely deep, and suggested she was better on certain policy elements than other people, according to the sources.
After nearly two years in the Senate, that’s as much praise as Reid can rustle up for Gillibrand? She would have been better off had Reid said nothing — or perhaps better off had he not showed up at all.
It’s doubtful that Reid’s remarks will damage Gillibrand’s chances for victory in New York, but his remarks about Coons has already gone into Christine O’Donnell’s advertising painting Coons as Reid’s lackey. The real damage, though, may be done not in these two states but back home in Nevada. Reid had tried gaining traction against Sharron Angle by painting her as an extremist given to odd public statements. These two strange and somewhat creepy endorsements may have Nevada voters wondering whether Reid is the oddball that needs to be kept as far from Washington as possible.
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