JAYWALK

No tolerance for jay walking but plenty of tolerance for cop hating

Via NY Post:

Brooklyn cops who said they were following Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero orders to crack down on reckless drivers and pedestrians gave two bleeding 16-year-old girls jaywalking tickets as they were being treated in an emergency room after a car hit them, their enraged parents told The Post.

Teen pals Beanca Moise and Jo-Anna Thiboutot had suffered multiple fractures and deep bruises in the March 14 accident while crossing busy Flatbush Avenue in Sheepshead Bay.

But the cops told their parents the tickets were mandatory given the mayor’s “zero tolerance” jaywalking policy.

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Ex-CFO Who Belittled Chick-fil-A Employee Reportedly Now Unemployed And On Food Stamps After Tantrum…

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Released from job lock.

Via Daily Mail

An ex-CFO and Chick-fil-A protestor who lost his job after posting a video rant against one of the chain’s employees has since lost his home and lives on food stamps.

Adam Mark Smith, 37, who worked for an Arizona-based medical device manufacturer, was shamed after the 2012 YouTube video was posted showing him berating employee Rachel Elizabeth.

The video which expressed his disdain over the firm’s anti-gay marriage stance went viral, and left him unemployed and forced to lose his home.

Nearly three years later, the married father of four is still searching for a job and his family previously had to give away possessions before he was hired and fired again, according to ABC.

At the time he was working as CFO for Vante, Smith was earning $200,000 annually and had more than $1million in stock options, but he said it was all taken from him when he was fired.

His 2012 firing was reported on the same day as the counter-protest against Chick-fil-A’s Appreciation Day as thousands of gay couples flocked to restaurants to kiss during the summer of 2012.

Things were looking rough for Smith and his wife, Amy, along with their four sons after they lost their home and moved into an RV.

But there was silver lining for him and the chance for a new start when he was offered a new job as a CFO in Portland a few months later.

‘I felt like, “yeah, I got it. I am back”,’ he said.

However, nearly two weeks later, he was fired once again after his boss realized he was the man from the video.

As the incident continues to haunt him, he said he does not regret the stand he took but he regrets the way he spoke to Elizabeth.

While Smith is unsure if the incident will ever go away, he has turned to meditation, and has written a memoir, A Million Dollar Cup of Water: Discovering the Wealth in Authenticity.

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Woman Charged With Scamming Money From Boston Bombing Victims Fund

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Via Reuters:

A Boston woman has been indicted with fraudulently obtaining $8,000 from the fund set up for victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and thousands more from other fundraising, officials said on Thursday.

Investigators found that Joanna Leigh, 41, was at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 when two bombs exploded, killing three people and injuring more than 260, but they argued that she was not injured, the Boston Police Department said in a statement.

Leigh was indicted earlier this month by a Suffolk County grand jury on five larceny counts and a charge of making a false claim to the government, the police department said.

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PM Of Cambodia: Mooch Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is On Education…

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Mooch received a Cambodian smack down.

Via IJR

Michelle Obama recently traveled to Japan and Cambodia to promote girls’ education in those nations, as part of the “Let Girls Learn” White House Initiative:

During her visit, the First Lady gave a speech in Cambodia which covered issues facing female education, as well as the benefits that can be claimed with further progress on this front:

“When girls get educated — when they learn to read and write and think — that gives them the tools to speak up and to talk about injustice, and to demand equal treatment. It helps them participate in the political life of their country and hold their leaders accountable, call for change when their needs and aspirations aren’t being met.”

According to the Phnom Penh Post, Prime Minister Hun Sen told the U.S. embassy that, although speaking about the initiative is good, it does nothing to help with the costs associated with making such a program functional:

“’Her [Michelle Obama’s] mission is very good, but I suggest the United States should help completely and not play like this,’ he said. ‘It is just playing around – it is not good. What if she chose 300 students? It would be death. I don’t have that money to give.’”[…]

Since his statements, the Prime Minister made the point that not only does he not have the financial resources to back such a campaign, but he also worries the U.S. will be able to take credit for the initiative.

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Iowa Democratic Party Comm Director Takes Selfie At Site Of NYC Building Explosion

Disaster selfies are all the rage these day.

Look who DefendWallSt caught taking one at the site of a building explosion where dozens were injured and two might possibly have lost their lives..

From her LinkedIn Page:

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NYC Councilwoman: Too Many Asians In Public Housing, It Might Be ‘Beneficial’ To Assign Housing By Ethnic Group…

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Housed based on your color.

Via IJR

Crown Heights Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo has an odd question – she wants to know why there are large numbers of Asians living in housing projects in Brooklyn.

According to the NY Post, Ms. Cumbo made the bizarre comment while speaking at the New York City Housing Authority hearing:

A Brooklyn city councilwoman wants to know why “blocs” of Asians are living in two Fort Greene housing projects — and suggested it would be “beneficial” to assign housing by ethnic group.

“How is it that one specific ethnic group has had the opportunity to move into a development in large numbers?”

After initially apologizing for her comments, Ms. Cumbo doubled down and told the Post:

“There could be some benefit to housing people by culture . . . I think it needs to be discussed.”

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Sleepy De Blasio Doesn’t Work Most Early Mornings

New York Mayor De Blasio Delivers State Of The City Address

Via NY Post:

It’s the City That Hits the Snooze Button, at least when it comes to Mayor de Blasio.

Hizzoner has scheduled press conferences, speeches or public events before 11 a.m. on just 23 of 87 days this year. De Blasio has admitted he’s “not a morning person.”

And while the serial oversleeper has missed the starts of parades, holiday Masses and solemn ceremonies for plane-crash victims, he does carve out plenty of late-morning time to hit the gym in his old Park Slope neighborhood.

Rather than working out at home — former First Lady Donna Hanover outfitted Gracie Mansion’s attic for workouts — or at Asphalt Green, only three blocks away, de Blasio sweats out the stress at the Prospect Park YMCA 10 miles away.

On Wednesday morning, de Blasio arrived with his entourage of three black SUVs and climbed on an exercise bike at 9:50 a.m.

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ISIS Clamps Down On Mothers Having “Un-Islamic” Caesarean Births…

Via Daily Mail:

Islamic State is clamping down on Caesarean operations in the latest attack on what it perceives to be decadent Western practices.

Doctors working for ISIS have been ordered to charge 15,000 Syrian pounds for a Caesarean childbirth operation, the equivalent of two months salary for the average Syrian worker.

Under the harsh new rules enforced by the terror group, doctors who carry out the operations without charging the fee will now face unspecified punishments.

The Islamic State order stipulates that the new charges are aimed at deterring hospitals from carrying out routine Caesareans.

But the high fees will force women who can’t afford the operations to endure painful childbirth.

A written order published in the northern Syrian province of Deir az-Zor states: ‘in order to assist the believers from the sons of Islam who are working in the medical corps to support their brothers from the poor and others besides them from the Muslim populace, and with the desire to keep the course of medical work removed from arbitrary whim.’

It adds: ‘This is to be considered as tantamount to a written order and all who contravene it will be held accountable in the Dar al-Qaḍa [IS judiciary] with attendant consequence.’

There is growing opposition among Islamic clerics to Western trends in gynaecology developments and in particular to mothers who wish to have a pain-free childbirth sometimes referred to as ‘too posh to push’.

Illegal Aliens To Gain Obamacare Insurance If Executive Action Implemented

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Via Breitbart:

Add non-Obamacare government health insurance to the benefits that foreign nationals currently illegally present in the United States could receive should President Obama’s November 2014 executive action be determined constitutional in the courts.

If implemented, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability) would grant legal status to an estimated five million foreign nationals illegally present in the U.S.

“These immigrants are not eligible for health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act [commonly known as Obamacare], but Californians who are granted DACA or DAPA become eligible for comprehensive Medi-Cal coverage under state policy if otherwise eligible based on income,” reads a March joint report from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education. Medi-Cal is California’s form of the federal Medicaid program.

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Sweden Apologizes To Saudi Arabia For “Insulting Islam” After Diplomat Criticizes Their Brutal Sharia Punishments…

Condemn ISIS for beheading, lashing, amputating people who violate sharia law, apologize to Saudi Arabia for condemning them when they do exact same thing.

Via i24 News:

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Sweden will soon return to Stockholm, Swedish officials said Saturday, more than two weeks after he was recalled home amid a diplomatic spat over human rights.

“I’m very pleased that we can resume our normal diplomatic ties,” Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstroem told reporters.

The announcement followed a visit to Riyadh by Swedish government envoy Bjoern von Sydow on Friday, where he met with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman.

According to Swedish news agency TT, von Sydow relayed messages from Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Prime Minister Stefan Loefven during the meeting.

“We can … welcome the Saudi ambassador back to Sweden (and) we can clear up the misunderstanding that we have insulted the religion of Islam,” Wallstroem added.

Lofen is reported to have apologized for comments which offended the kingdom but added that he hoped Saudi Arabia would understand Sweden’s honest concerns regarding human rights.

Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf who had offered the government his help in defusing tensions, spoke to Saudi King Salman about the strong relations between the two countries, Al Arabiya reported.

Sweden had been seeking to quell an unprecedented diplomatic spat over human rights with Saudi Arabia which saw ambassadors recalled and arms sales cancelled, drawing comparisons with Denmark’s Mohammed cartoons controversy.

Stockholm’s relations with Riyadh had nosedived since leftist Foreign Minister Margot Wallstroem told parliament in a February speech the oil-rich state was a “dictatorship” that violated women’s rights and whipped bloggers.

Sweden’s government announced a “feminist” foreign policy when it took power in September.

Rights groups accuse Saudi Arabia of meting out brutal punishments to dissidents and religious minorities, and excluding women from most areas of public life.

Von Sydow said he had stopped short of an apology during his talks with the king.

“I said we were very sorry if there were feelings of misunderstanding about what was said from the Swedish side, and said that we want to have a dialogue,” he said.

“Sweden wants to have a dialogue on all questions, including those where we have different opinions,” he added.

Wallstroem said her comments — including calling Saudi Arabia’s whipping of dissident blogger Raif Badawi in January “medieval” — were never directed against Islam for which she had “the greatest respect”.

But Neuding said the minister was trying to boost Sweden’s image as a “moral superpower”.

“If you say that Saudi laws are medieval and those are sharia laws then the obvious response is ‘do you have something against Islam?’ And she was not prepared for that,” she said.

Weather Underground Bomb Guru Unmasked As NYC School Teacher

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Via NY Post:

The “bomb guru” for the terrorist group the Weather Underground never served a day in jail — but he did spend decades teaching in New York City classrooms, a new book reveals.

Ronald Fliegelman built explosives for the Weather Underground, a far-left group that launched a domestic bombing campaign in the 1960s and ’70s, including one explosion inside NYPD headquarters.

But when the group dissolved, Fliegelman managed to safely fade away into the square life. For 25 years, he worked as a public special-education teacher, retiring to a quiet life in Park Slope, Brooklyn, according to “Days of Rage: America’s Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence” (Penguin Press).

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Protesters Caught on Video Taunting Police With “Hands Up” After Boston Cop Shot…

The thugs have become embolden since Ferguson. Click photo for video.

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Via The Blaze

A Boston police officer and former Army Ranger — honored for his role in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing — remained in an induced coma fighting for his life Saturday after being shot in the face during a traffic stop, authorities said.

The suspect in the shooting hopped out of the stopped car on Friday evening and opened fire on officers, striking Officer John Moynihan just below his right eye and an apparent bystander in her arm, police Commissioner William Evans said.[…]

Evans said the suspect, 41-year-old Angelo West, had a violent criminal history with several gun convictions, WBZ said. West was arrested in 2001 after he allegedly fired at police officers trying to arrest him after witnessing West complete a drug deal, the Boston Globe reported.[…]

The Rev. Mark Scott of the Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston said Moynihan was shot “assassination-style” and called for calm in the predominantly black Roxbury section, CNN reported.

“This is not about ‘Black Lives Matter,’” he said, CNN noted, referring to protests after the shootings. “It’s about all-the-lives-in-the-community matter and it’s about the police … responding to a concern from the community.”

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Killer Co-Pilot Was An Insecure Control Freak, Says Ex Girlfriend

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Via NY Post:

German murder-suicide pilot Andreas Lubitz was an insecure control freak to the schoolteacher fiancée who broke his heart, even trying to tell her what to wear and who to talk to, according to a report.

The girlfriend, identified for the first time as Kathrin Goldbach, 26, by Britain’s Daily Mail, still lived with Lubitz, 27, in their Dusseldorf apartment, but was looking to move out into a “bachelorette flat” because of his erratic behavior, the newspaper’s Web site reported Saturday.

“He tried to order her what to wear, what men she could speak to, even the length of her skirts,” one friend said.

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ISIS Threatens To Kill Yoga Instructors And Their Students…

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I’m almost certain yoga pants are “un-Islamic,” call it a hunch.

Via Hindu Existence:

To curb the increasing influence of Indian Yoga and spirituality in the global sphere including some section of Muslims, the  Islamic terror organisations are giving threats to various organisations attached with Yoga propagation. In this row, the Malaysian chapter of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living has received threatening letters from the Islamic State (IS) terror group, a close aide of the spiritual leader claimed on Saturday.

“Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is touring some countries in the far east and he landed in Malaysia on Friday. A few days ago while he was in Cambodia, we received threat letters from ISIS. One was received by the hotel manager, one by the director of Art of Living and one by senior faculty. The content of the letter is very threatening saying if you go ahead with the programme there will be consequences,” said Nakul Dhawan, an aide of Ravi Shankar.

According to reports, the terror group has in a letter to the manager of Jen Hotel, where the spiritual guru is staying, warned that the hotel would be destroyed.

“The authorities have immediately notified the local authorities. We also contacted the Indian Embassy and we also conducted an investigation to find the source of the letter. We are going ahead,” he said.

Boko Haram Kills 41, Scares Hundreds From Voting

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Yet millions did get out and vote.

ABUJA, Nigeria – Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations in the northeast, but millions voted across Nigeria Saturday in the most closely contested presidential race in the nation’s history.

In electoral violence elsewhere, three people including a soldier were shot and killed in political thuggery in southern Rivers state, and two car bombs exploded at polling stations in the southeast but no one was injured, according to police.

All the Boko Haram attacks took place in northeastern Nigeria, where the military Friday announced it had cleared the Islamic extremists from all major centers, including the headquarters of their so-called Islamic caliphate.

Nearly 60 million people have cards to vote, and for the first time there is a possibility that a challenger can defeat a sitting president in the high-stakes contest to govern Africa’s richest and most populous nation.

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Obama Arrived In Florida For 24 Hour Secluded Golf Outing, Media Kept Out…

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Obama has his own caddy for carrying his golf clubs onto AF One.

Via Breitbart

President Barack Obama kicked off the spring season on Saturday with a weekend golf getaway in Florida, teeing off with former NBA star Alonzo Mourning and former sportscaster Ahmad Rashad.

During his stay at the Floridian National Golf Club, less than 50 miles up the coast from Palm Beach, Obama planned to be out of public view, with no official events scheduled. After arriving midday Saturday, he immediately hit the links with Mourning, Rashad and Cyrus Walker, a cousin of Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, the White House said.[…]

Previous administrations have allowed brief news media coverage during presidential rounds of golf. Obama’s policy generally is not to allow reporters to observe him. He has made a few exceptions when he’s golfed with prominent figures, including House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, former President Bill Clinton and the leaders of New Zealand and Malaysia.

Obama planned to return to the White House on Sunday evening.

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U.N. Staff Flees Yemen As President Urges Decisive Air War

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Everyone on the run, Obama deciding whether to putt or use wood…

SANAA, Yemen (AFP) — UN staff were evacuated from Yemen’s capital Saturday after a third night of Saudi-led air strikes, as President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi urged his Arab allies to bomb Iranian-backed rebels into submission.

The impoverished and deeply tribal Arabian Peninsula state, on the front line of the US battle against al-Qaeda, is the scene of the latest emerging proxy struggle between Middle East powers.

A Sunni Arab coalition, led by Saudi Arabia and other Gulf monarchies, is battling to avoid having a pro-Iran regime on its doorstep, as Shiite Houthi rebels tighten the noose around Hadi’s southern stronghold Aden.

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Ted Cruz Makes First Campaign Appearance As Presidential Candidate In NH…

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Going back to the days of Ronald Reagan.

Via Dallas News

Ted Cruz, the first and so far only major candidate for president, swept into New Hampshire on Friday, upbeat and eager to embrace the outsider label he’s cultivated since erupting on the national scene three years ago.

“I am amazingly, powerfully, profoundly optimistic,” said the Texas senator, boasting to a cheering crowd at a VFW post that he had raked in $2 million within three days of launching his campaign Monday.

“The New York Times said Cruz cannot win because he is hated by the Washington elites,” Cruz said, and the 150 or more activists erupted. “I gotta admit, I wanted to Xerox that and mail it to all 300 million people.”

Cruz invoked the new rhetoric he unveiled with the launch of his campaign at Liberty University, the world’s largest Christian college. He said he’ll rely on an “army of courageous conservatives” to propel his bid for the GOP nomination.[…]

As usual, Cruz spoke without notes, entering the room with a wireless, flesh-color microphone already strapped to his face as he shook hands and posed for photos for 10 minutes on his way to the stage.

He also wore his reputation as an irritant in Washington as a badge of honor.

“You may have heard I’m not exactly the most popular person with congressional leadership,” Cruz said.

He asserted that leaders punished him for his role in the Obamacare budget showdown, which led to a 16-day government shutdown in October 2013, by cutting off campaign donations.

“Checks from Washington, D.C., went to zero, because that’s the way they impose discipline,” he said. “I have been there. It is broken.”

He looked relatively fresh for someone who’d taken part in the Senate’s 16-hour budget marathon, with the last votes cast at nearly 4 am. One of the dozens of votes was on a proposal from Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a 2016 rival, that would have required deep domestic spending cuts to offset a boost on the defense side.

Cruz voted no, citing concerns that the provision would reduce aid to Israel and hurt scientific research and NASA, though he called it a “good-faith effort to solve the problem.”

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Gary Sinise: Obama Regime Must Explain The #Bergdahl Trade Immediately

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Gary Sinise, such a friend of veterans and the military, such a good man. But Obama doesn’t think he owes anyone an explanation for anything.

Via The Blaze:

After the U.S. Army announced Bowe Bergdahl would be charged with desertion on Wednesday, actor Gary Sinise said the Obama administration “must explain” the controversial Bergdahl trade that set five Taliban commanders free.

More importantly, he said the administration owes an explanation to the family members of soldiers who lose their lives searching for him. Members of Bergdahl’s platoon have claimed that “soldiers from his own unit died trying to track him down.”

Bergdahl has been charged with Article 85 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, “desertion with intent to shirk important or hazardous duty,” and with Article 99, “misbehavior before the enemy by endangering the safety of a command, unit or place.”

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Private Emails Reveal Ex-Clinton Aide’s Secret Spy Network, Which Included Activity In Libya…

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Hillary was running her own clandestine operation in Libya.

Via ProPublica

Starting weeks before Islamic militants attacked the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, longtime Clinton family confidante Sidney Blumenthal supplied intelligence to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gathered by a secret network that included a former CIA clandestine service officer, according to hacked emails from Blumenthal’s account.

The emails, which were posted on the internet in 2013, also show that Blumenthal and another close Clinton associate discussed contracting with a retired Army special operations commander to put operatives on the ground near the Libya-Tunisia border while Libya’s civil war raged in 2011.

Blumenthal’s emails to Clinton, which were directed to her private email account, include at least a dozen detailed reports on events on the deteriorating political and security climate in Libya as well as events in other nations. They came to light after a hacker broke into Blumenthal’s account and have taken on new significance in light of the disclosure that she conducted State Department and personal business exclusively over an email server that she controlled and kept secret from State Department officials and which only recently was discovered by congressional investigators.[…]

The dispatches from Blumenthal to Clinton’s private email address were posted online after Blumenthal’s account was hacked in 2013 by Romanian hacker Marcel-Lehel Lazar, who went by the name Guccifer. Lazar also broke into accounts belonging to George W. Bush’s sister, Colin Powell, and others. He’s now serving a seven-year sentence in his home country and was charged in a U.S. indictment last year.[…]

It’s unclear who tasked Blumenthal, known for his fierce loyalty to the Clintons, with preparing detailed intelligence briefs. It’s also not known who was paying him, or where the operation got its money. The memos were marked “confidential” and relied in many cases on “sensitive” sources in the Libyan opposition and Western intelligence and security services. Other reports focused on Egypt, Germany, and Turkey.

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