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  1. Earlier this year New York City mayor, Eric Adams maintained an executive order that saw a continuance of his predecessor, Bill de Blasio order that saw more than 1,750 public service employees, teachers and others employed in the NYC fired, for not getting the COVID vaccine... In a ruling that surprised few who have been keeping up with the story, Staten Island Supreme Court Justice Ralph Porzio wrote in a decision: "“It is time for the City of New York to do what is right and what is just,” ordering the reinstatement with back pay for employees fired for not voluntarily getting Covid vaccine shots. In the 13-page ruling, Judge Porzio said then-city Health Commissioner David Chokshi’s Oct. 20, 2021, order “violates the separation of powers doctrine” enshrined in the NY state constitution and also violated the workers’ “substantive and procedural due process rights” and didn’t have “the power and authority to permanently exclude [them] from their workplace,”. Of course the Mayor's office says they plan to appeal the ruling, but this leads me to question what if any effect this might have on the thousands of other, private company employees, public service employees and former members of the military who also refused to comply with mandatory vaccine mandates from their employers? As time marches on and more information becomes available we've learned the COVID vaccine isn't really a vaccine at all and doesn't keep everyone who gets the shot from getting COVID, plenty of people have had the shot(s) and still get COVID {Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Eric Adams, etc.}, multiple times, so perhaps it's a therapeutic... a medicine given to people after they contract an illness to help them mitigate the effects of their illness... which isn't completely accurate either because governments and health officials have instructed or mandated people receive the COVID shot before they get sick. We were told by the president and health officials if we get vaccinated we wouldn't get COVID... that was false. We were told by the president and health officials if we get vaccinated we wouldn't die from COVID... that was false. We were told by the president and health officials if we get vaccinated we wouldn't spread COVID... that was false too. To my way of thinking COVID shots are much like flu shots, in some cases it may help the recipient to avoid infection, but that's not guaranteed - In some instances if a person who's had the shot does become infected it may help the recipient to have less severe symptoms, but that's not guaranteed either. Flu shots do nothing to keep an infected person from spreading the illness and even with an onboard flu vaccine, complications can arise that would still wind up being terminal for the recipient... This doesn't mean COVID is no more dangerous than the common flu, because it is... but then the common flu is also much more dangerous and deadly than the common cold, causing on average hundreds of thousands of deaths, either directly or indirectly from flu related symptoms every year... but few attempt the same heavy handed, overreaching restrictions with the flu as they've done with COVID.
  2. New York Times: New York City’s Noncitizen Voting Law Is Struck Down A law that would have allowed noncitizens to vote in local elections in New York City was struck down by a State Supreme Court justice in Staten Island who said it violated the State Constitution. The measure, which was passed by the City Council in December, would have allowed more than 800,000 green card holders or permanent legal residents to vote for offices such as mayor and City Council. But Justice Ralph J. Porzio ruled on Monday that the new law conflicted with constitutional guidelines that only eligible citizens can vote. To give noncitizens a right to vote would require a referendum, the judge wrote. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/27/nyregion/noncitizen-voting-ruling-nyc.html FOX: NY Supreme Court strikes down law allowing noncitizens to vote The New York Supreme Court ruled Monday that a New York City law that allowed noncitizen residents to vote in municipal elections is illegal. The law, passed in December 2021 by the New York City Council, created a class of voters called "municipal voters," comprised of noncitizens who reside in the city for at least 30 days before an election and register or pre-register to vote. Under the law, municipal voters were granted the right to participate in elections for mayor, public advocate, comptroller, borough president, and council member. "The New York State Constitution explicitly lays the foundation for ascertaining that only proper citizens retain the right to voter privileges," Richmond County Supreme Court Judge Ralph Porzio said in the court's ruling. "It is this Court's belief that by not expressly including non-citizens in the New York State Constitution, it was the intent of the framers for non-citizens to be omitted." https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ny-supreme-court-strikes-law-allowing-noncitizens-vote
  3. A leader of the Greater New York chapter of Black Lives Matter says Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is targeting Black people with his mandate requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter certain businesses in the city, and warned that continuation of the dictate could spark an "uprising" similar to last year's George Floyd protests. Now usually I'd blow off an article from a site like Freedom News TV because of their obvious bias and unreliable nature, but since there is video and audio in the person's (BLM activists') own words it's kind of hard ignore what's happening just because of the source. "We’re putting this city on notice. Your mandate will not be another racist social distance practice," Greater NY BLM chapter co-founder Chivona Newsome went on to say. "Black people are not going to stand by, or you will see another uprising. And that is not a threat. That is a promise. Because it is our job to defend liberty, and that is what we are here to do." Kind of puts a whole new spin on the leftist/progressive propaganda that "mostly whites" (and Republicans) are the unvaccinated and responsible for spreading the virus now doesn't it? 72% of blacks 18 to 44 are unvaccinated" says @newyorkvonni... I kind of doubt those 72% of blacks between 18 & 44 in New York are "conservative Republicans" and since she says they are black I'm fairly certain they aren't going to be considered "white"... I wonder if these people will fall into the previously offered classification of "Terrorist" since they aren't vaccinated but appear to be demanding access to places that will be requiring a Vax-pass? Like DF said:
  4. Now some will try to say timing might be part of the issue here as Staten Island Veterans organizations applied for their parade and rally permit during the height of the NY pandemic and the 'pot activists' applied for their permit more recently... However according to the article a spokesperson for Bill de Blasio's office (D Mayor NY) was asked about the status of the veterans parade application said the previous decision to decline the veterans organizations request for a permit remains claiming permit decisions are based on state, not local guidelines - yet the pot advocates were not only able to get their parade permit, but a couple of notable Democrats were invited guests speakers at the rally. Staten Island Advance: May 07, 2021 S.I. Vets see ‘double standard’ as pot proponents march down Broadway but they can’t have Memorial Day parade About a hundred weed-loving activists took to the streets of Manhattan on Saturday, May 3, 2021, for a parade from Koreatown to Union Square. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Local veterans want to know why they can’t march down Forest Avenue to celebrate Memorial Day, but just last week supporters of legal marijuana got to parade down Broadway carrying a giant joint. The Vietnam Veterans of American march at the Memorial Day Parade on Forest Avenue on Sunday, May 26, 2019 James Haynes, CEO of United Staten Island Veterans’ Organization Inc. (USIVO), said they want to be able to “honor those veterans, current and past, who have served this great nation” in the annual parade that’s more than a century old. Haynes received a denial from the NYPD in early March. The department cited executive orders Mayor Bill de Blasio gave last year that limited activity due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. That decision has remained in place. A spokesman for City Hall said the permit decisions are based on state guidelines, but the mayor’s office did not respond to a request for comment as to whether he supported the decision. After seeing the Cannabis Parade and Rally last weekend, in which Sen. Charles Schumer and Attorney General Letitia James gave speeches, and with the state and city progressing toward reopening, Staten Island’s veterans want to know why they’re being forced to reduce one of their most important events. silive.com/news/si-vets-see-double-standard-as-pot-proponents-march-down-broadway-but-they-cant-have-memorial-day-parade
  5. NBC Local - NY: ‘We Simply Cannot Stay Closed': Vaccinations, Boosting Economy Top Cuomo 2021 Agenda “We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass,” Cuomo said. nbcnewyork.com/news/local/we-simply-cannot-stay-closed-vaccinations-boosting-economy-top-cuomo-2021-agenda This is exactly what Trump and many conservatives have been saying for months getting nothing but resistance and rebuke from people on the left, including New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Now with Trump leaving office, Democrats once again on the attack against their ideological and political opponents, condemning Donald Trump and all Trump supporters of "insurrection" instead of those few who committed criminal acts in Washington, DC... it's a progressive's dream come true. Well, maybe one positive thing has come from all of this... finally we've got the press to call people who break into buildings, destroy property, assault law enforcement officers, loot and engage in criminal activity "rioters" instead of "peaceful protesters".
  6. It was announced Biden and the Democrats won New York early after the votes were counted Tuesday. With Biden shown to be only about 20 points from declaring victory in the 2020 Presidential election, one would think things would begin to calm down a bit since supposedly Trump is to blame for all of the protests and violence in the nation... One would think anti-Trumpers, and progressives would be celebrating and dancing in the streets, but no. Still they protest - WSJ: November 4, 2020 10:29 PM EST Anti-Trump Protesters Clash With NYPD Officers in Manhattan At least 30 people are arrested in postelection demonstration in New York City’s West Village https://www.wsj.com/articles/anti-trump-protesters-clash-with-nypd-officers-in-manhattan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7k7BdPl7C0
  7. CBS News: 500 measles vaccines given amid state of emergency Hundreds of doses of the MMR vaccine have been administered in Rockland County, New York, since a state of emergency was declared on Tuesday, officials said in a press conference Friday morning. The county made waves by imposing a 30-day ban on unvaccinated children in public spaces, believed to be the first such action in the U.S. Since the outbreak began in October, more than 17,400 vaccines have been administered. That number increased by almost 500 in just the last couple of days, County Executive Ed Day said Friday. There have been 157 confirmed cases of measles in the suburban New York county, and Commissioner of Health Dr. Patricia Ruppert said the actual number is likely higher. "There's a great deal more from what we hear in the community," she said. "Not all cases are being reported, which is unfortunate." https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/health-news/500-measles-vaccines-given-amid-state-of-emergency/ar-BBVoIsd But New York state might have a bigger problem than the measles epidemic that seems to currently occupy their local and our national consideration. Particularly if the graphic they used to illustrate their article is the way some health professionals in the state of New York practice their craft... Bare hands being used to withdraw (or inject) serum in a vile (presumably MMR vaccine) andm someone's unprotected, unsterile fingers actually touching the needle! But upon closer scrutiny, the graphic I posted is exclusive to the MSN webpage that parroted the CBS article, the image does not actually appear on the CBS webpage about the NY measles epidemic... Personally I don't know why every competent health professional who has looked at the MSN article hasn't written the news agency and railed in outrage against the unsafe and unsanitary technique depected in the graphic, but...
  8. CNN: A 28-year-old Democratic Socialist just ousted a powerful, 10-term congressman in New York Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Latina running her first campaign, ousted 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley {according to mainstream media news; "the 4th most powerful Democrat" in the House} in New York's 14th congressional district on Tuesday, CNN projects, in the most shocking upset of a rollicking political season. An activist and member of the Democratic Socialists of America, Ocasio-Cortez won over voters in the minority-majority district with a ruthlessly efficient grassroots bid, even as Crowley -- the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House -- outraised her by a 10-to-1 margin. This was the first time in 14 years a member of his own party has attempted to unseat Crowley, who chairs the Queens County Democrats. His defeat marks a potential sea change in the broader sphere of liberal politics -- a result with implications for Democrats nationwide that would recall, as optimistic progressives routinely noted during the campaign, former GOP Majority Leader Eric Cantor's loss to the insurgent, tea party-backed Dave Brat in June 2014. https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/26/politics/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-joe-crowley-new-york-14-primary/index.html **Ocasio-Cortez ran a defiantly far left campaign as opposed to her opponent calling for universal health care, a federal jobs guarantee and the abolition of ICE headlining her political platform demands. CNN: 4 major lessons from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's titanic upset in New York The Democratic base is sick of the establishment Politics punishes people who get ahead of themselves House Democrats need some younger blood Women rule https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/26/politics/joe-crowley-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-new-york-upset/index.html **So sayeth CNN *But I personally think #1 applies to both political parties and was one of the reasons Trump was elected.
  9. The State of New York has passed legislation that provides free college tuition to two-year and four-year City and State colleges The measure was proposed and approved by the legislature and signed by the Governor with the New York state's budget guidelines for FY 2018. College tuition will be available to all residents who's families earn less than $100,000 annually and that cap is expected to raise to $125,000 by 2019. There is no age limit for the free college tuition program. Now this is where the small print *"providing" comes into play... Students receiving New York state's Excelsior college tuition Scholarship, must be enrolled full time and the students are still responsible for the costs of their own: "room and board". All students receiving the Excelsior Scholarship must maintain a specified minimum Grade Point Average to continue to remain eligible for funding. After graduating the student recipients must also agree to "Live and Work in New York State for the same number of years for which they recieved funding for their higher education". CNN Money - (VIDEO): http://www.cnn.com/videos/cnnmoney/2017/04/10/new-york-free-tuition-orig.cnn https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-first-nation-excelsior-scholarship-program-will-provide-tuition-free Not a bad deal IMO - so long as it is fiscally sustainable and doesn't become a tax burden on other state tax payers if it is implemented state wide. This appears to be similar the same kind of programs offered now by some private corporations and businesses... .
  10. OK, anti-Trump protests haven't actually canceled Christmas, But according to CBS NY and MSN, Tiffany and Company has announced it will not be presenting it's annual “Holiday Window Spectacular”, a New York Christmas tradition for more than 50-years, because of anti-Trump protests some of which have already turned violent with protesters walking down streets carrying baseball bats, using them and other items to break out store windows. (*Can you blame Tiffany's?) Between ISIS terrorists and anti-Trump... err, protesters, they may shut down the entire Manhattan, 5th Avenue section of New York from Thanksgiving through Christmas. CBS New York: Tiffany & Co. Cancels Holiday Window Display Over ‘Post-Election Activity’ {translation - 'protests'} http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/11/16/tiffany-window-display/ MSN: Tiffany's Cancels its 'Holiday Window Spectacular' With Trump Next Door https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/video/tiffanys-cancels-its-holiday-window-spectacular-with-trump-next-door/vi-AAkpbio See the Tiffany's Legacy Windows Story Here: http://media.tiffany.com/is/content/Tiffany/The_Magical_Windows_of_Tiffany_1024x768_1500K
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