Mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio today criticized the New York Times for its depiction of his efforts supporting Latin American revolutionaries, expressing surprise at how the paper had treated the story, which has dominated the campaign trail since it was published Sunday.
In an interview with WNYC’s Brain Lehrer, Mr. de Blasio was asked whether he felt the story, headlined “A Mayoral Hopeful Now, de Blasio Was Once a Young Leftist,” had been fair.
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Newark: Behind the violence
I got connected to the Street Authority, who was like our all-access pass through dangerous territory in Newark. No matter what colors the gang bangers were wearing, they all saluted him and left us alone to see for ourselves what’s going on.
When I saw a nice residential area in the notorious South Ward, I had my doubts it would live up to its bad rep. But the Street Authority warned looks can be deceiving. He told us it’s “turned up,” meaning a lot of violence lately. It’s also home to one of the city’s most promising rappers, Riq Bubz, who showed me around.
h/t Blazing Cat Fur
Girls ‘have chests flattened out’ to disguise the onset of puberty
Barbaric custom that takes place in Cameroon may have been imported to the UK
A hidden form of abuse known as “breast ironing”, in which girls as young as 10 have their chests pounded with hot objects to disguise the onset of puberty, could be taking place in Britain.
The mutilation is a traditional practice from Cameroon designed to deter unwanted male attention, pregnancy and rape by delaying the signs that a girl is becoming a woman. Experts believe that the custom is being practiced amongst the several thousand Cameroonians now living here.
NEW YORK (BHN) - Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan was the special VIP guest of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday night. Rouhani and the Iranian delegation are in New York for the United Nations General Assembly.
The new Iranian leader notably snubbed President Obama earlier, but like other sworn enemies of the United States before him, made time to cozy up to the controversial calypso singer-turned Jew-hating false prophet.
Sources called the chemistry between the pair “electric,” and suggested with Muammar Gaddafi now dead, “Hassi” may have moved to first position on someones speed dial. MORE
Sweetness & Light
Keystone Pipeline Threatens The Pallid Sturgeon!
From the Politico:
Pipeline threatens vulnerable species, report says
By TALIA BUFORD | September 26, 2013
The Keystone XL pipeline could have devastating effects on at least a dozen threatened and endangered species and the habitats that lie in the project’s path, according to a new analysis from the Center for Biological Diversity.
Trans-Canada applied for a permit for the Keystone Pipeline extension exactly five years (and a week) ago. And it took the environmentalists five years to find some species the pipeline will endanger?
The report, released Wednesday by the environmental advocacy group, found that power lines used to operate the pipeline pose collision threats for birds and bats;
Unlike wind turbines.
Bill de Blasio won 38% of the Jewish vote in the New York City Democratic Primary. Despite the liberal reputation of Jewish voters in the Big Apple, these numbers were roughly even with those of other religions and demographics.
The latest Marist poll, which shows de Blasio with a 43% lead, also shows the Jewish vote leaning toward him by only 55%. Republican challenger Joe Lhota scores 36% of the Jewish vote — his best numbers among any group except White Catholics (41%) and Conservatives (39%).
De Blasio’s weak polling may reflect the growing numbers of New York City’s Orthodox Jews, who tend toward a natural conservatism, but it may also reflect wariness toward any candidate who favors undermining the police and dispensing with the city’s needed fiscal reforms.
When I went to Iran in 2008 (to attend and present a paper at the annual Mahdism conference there) one of the Muslim presenters spoke about the future Mahdiyah as a global state where Christians would be given the choice to convert to Islam and acknowledge the returned Twelfth Imam—or be put to death. Alas, as anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear knows, neither Shi`i nor Sunni (al-Shabab; Syrian jihadists; Pakistanis) Muslims are waiting for the Mahdi to persecute Christians. Indeed, despite being the world’s largest religion in number of adherents (2.2 billion), Christians are the world’s most-persecuted believers of any stripe—and mostly at the hands of followers of the world’s second-largest religion: eight of the top ten most dangerous countries for Christians are majority Muslim.
It’s almost like God is not terribly fond of the Haj. SARS has an 8 percent fatality rate. This new Mecca virus has a 65 percent fatality rate.
If I were a Muslim pondering going into the suicide bomber business in the hopes of an afterlife full of virgins and fresh dates, this is the sort of thing that might make me reconsider a career in air conditioner repair instead.
h/t Conservative Hideout
Neil Cavuto Crushes Obama Over Latest Attack Against FOX News
19 Times Nail Art Went Way Too Far
Otto von Bismarck, the Chancellor of Germany and a dictator in his own right, started socialized healthcare in 1883 with the Reichsversicherungsverordnung or Reich Insurance Act. However, only certain segments of the society were insured at that time. It was Adolf Hitler, who actually imposed socialized healthcare on the entire German population, as a part of nazification of the healthcare industry, and for that reason he should rightly be called the *real* father of universal healthcare. This collective universal healthcare concept was called “racial hygiene.” This is history that people have largely forgotten, because it is inconvenient for many to remember it.
Hitler also literally rolled out, via panzer, his now universal healthcare to occupied France, Belgium and the Netherlands — those countries with mainly “Aryan” populations. Hitler put universal healthcare in place in those very countries that he wished to aryanize and perfect by eliminating physical/mental defects in the populations via sterilization and medical killing.
The point is that universal healthcare gives any Government enormous power that can be misused, if the wrong people are in control, not that it is administered the same now as in Nazi Germany. This is too much power to centralize in the hands of the Government, because governments sometimes go bad.
One of the points Republicans and conservatives have made again and again since President Obama illegally delayed the Obamacare employer mandate is the gross unfairness of not also delaying the individual mandate, the requirement that Americans as a price of their existence buy heath insurance or pay a
penalty tax. How, they ask, can it be just to force people to meet the law’s burdens, but not businesses? It’s a particularly difficult question for Democrats, since they’re on the hook for Obamacare (1).
And thus it is, having thought about that question, one Democratic has come up with the right answer: “Break ranks and save myself!”
Refugee Resettlement Watch
We’ve been following the news from “welcoming” Germany that has agreed to take up to 10,000 Syrian refugees. The first ones arrived just two weeks ago amid much fanfare, here.
Now we see that 75 have gone missing and are believed to have been “trafficked” to Denmarkfurther demonstrating the mess the European Union is in with “asylum shoppers” looking for a better deal in another country.
Why didn’t they like Germany? Surely they were being fed well! I can only guess it is because Germany isn’t giving permanent residency; they can only stay until the Syrian civil war is over.
So where did these poor struggling refugees with children get the cash for this escape? And, who are they, Syrian rebels with children for cover?
If I could briefly interrupt the Republican firing squad aiming at Ted Cruz, let’s talk about something we all agree on. And by “we all,” I mean a majority of the American people, the Teamsters, many Democrats and every single last Republican.
Obamacare is an unmitigated disaster.
It was passed illegally without the House ever voting on the Senate bill and became law absent a single Republican vote — even “the girls from Maine” and “the girl from Arizona” — the only major legislation ever enacted on a strict party-line vote. The Supreme Court had to violate the Constitution’s separation of powers to uphold Obamacare as a “tax” — despite the fact that no elected body could ever have enacted such a massive tax hike even with the sleazy parliamentary tricks used to pass this bill.
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say body parts have been found in a sewer in suburban Detroit for the third time in just over a year.
Sterling Heights police say the remains were found Wednesday by workers making repairs.
A statement from police says there’s a strong possibility the parts are medical waste that was improperly put into the sewer.
SNIP: I guess their stray dogs will enjoy the finger foods. Blech.
SNIP: I checked- Chris Christie wasn’t standing in front of them.
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New Jersey is experiencing a shortage of doctors. In fact, it’s projected that by 2020 the state will be about 3,000 primary care physicians short of what is needed to give optimal health care.
So why are doctors fleeing the Garden State?
According to Deborah Briggs, the President and CEO of the Council of Teaching Hospitals, New Jersey loses nearly 70% of the doctors it educates to other states. This is well below the national average of a 48% retention rate.
In other words, in 2013 New Jersey only kept about 34% of the doctors who were educated and trained in the state.
Migrating Spiders Sailing Through North Texas Skies
NORTH TEXAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – Thousands of North Texans are asking, “What are those long, silky strings floating in the air?” Turns out they’re the webs of spiders in their annual migration to better hunting grounds, and surprising a lot of people.
“I thought it was weird; I’d never seen it before,” said Myrna Olivas, who first noticed it driving in her car; then later as she dropped her son off at school. “It just landed on my head and it left again,” she said adding, “It’s just a big stripe of spider web. I couldn’t recognize it until I got it closer to me.”
The natural phenomenon was first noticed early Wednesday morning.