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After a shooting at Brooklyn’s 56th annual Old Timers Day celebration left one dead and 11 others injured, local elected officials are calling for more city funding for community-based anti-violence programs and cautioning that a greater police presence is not the answer. “If the police could solve the problem, it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at It is, What It is....
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New York is the safest big city in the country — unless you’re near a car. Motor vehicles are significantly deadlier than guns in New York, new NYPD data shows. Crashes involving cars, vans, trucks, and buses killed 111 people on city streets during the first six months of 2019.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2019 at It is, What It is....
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Michelle Obama, the former First Lady is the greatly worshipped ambassador to the US "fashion world" by Vogue's editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who has failed to praise the current First Lady. Ms Wintour hasn't featured Melania on the cover since 2005 following her marriage to now US President Donald Trump. The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2019 at It is, What It is....
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It was absolutely amazing that there were so many soccer fans here in the United States who were rooting for the Netherlands. It is a further instance of how agenda politics has gripped the United States. Forget about how good or bad the girls play the sport, the conversation invariability... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2019 at It is, What It is....
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**** Over the past three years, Britain’s ambassador to the US has been firing off memos to officials in London insulting President Trump as “inept,’’ “incompetent’’ and “insecure.’’ The secret communiques were sent by Sir Kim Darroch, the UK’s top man in Washington, and were leaked to Britain’s Daily Mail.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2019 at It is, What It is....
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The father and daughter lie face down in the muddy water along the banks of the Rio Grande, her tiny head tucked inside his T-shirt, an arm draped over his neck. The portrait of desperation was captured by the journalist Julia Le Duc, in the hours after Óscar Alberto Martínez... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at It is, What It is....
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The Pentagon has told the White House to stop politicizing the military, amid a furor over a Trump administration order to have the Navy ship named for the late U.S. Sen. John McCain hidden from view during President Donald Trump’s recent visit to Japan. A U.S. Defense officials said Patrick... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2019 at It is, What It is....
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Police won’t immediately arrest homeless people found violating the rules in the subway system as part of a Manhattan pilot program. NYPD Transit officers will offer unsheltered homeless people connections to social services in lieu of a civil summons if they’re caught evading fares, lying outstretched or violating other transit... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2019 at It is, What It is....
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Mark Reed Levin born September 21, 1957 is an American lawyer, author, and radio personality. He is the host of syndicated radio show The Mark Levin Show, as well as Life, Liberty & Levin on Fox News. Levin worked in the administration of President Ronald Reagan and was a chief... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2019 at It is, What It is....
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Over the last few days, the media has delighted in the abuse our President has had to endure as he travels through London on his State visit to reassure the Brits that we will continue to have their back. The main ringleader in this disgraceful exhibit of ingratitude is the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2019 at It is, What It is....
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Legendary Harlem drug kingpin Frank Lucas, whose reign atop one of the country’s most lucrative heroin empires became fodder for the hit 2007 film “American Gangster,” died of natural causes in New Jersey. The 88-year-old Lucas passed away this past week. Lucas, who eventually flipped and became a government witness,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2019 at It is, What It is....
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Officially, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's one-hour return to her bartending days was about a push to raise pay for tipped-wage workers. But as she fielded orders from behind the bar of a restaurant in Jackson Heights, Queens, other concerns intruded. One woman handed her a card, thanking her for her support... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2019 at It is, What It is....
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The U.S. Army issued a tweet featured on National Public Radio ahead of the Memorial Day weekend with a question for service members and veterans: "How has serving impacted you?" “Among the thousands of responses, there were harrowing tales of trauma, depression and sexual assault.” Many women responded with stories... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2019 at It is, What It is....
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Laura McQuade is the boss of Planned Parenthood in New Yok City and she will tell you that abortions are not a business but a public service. She will not tell you that most of her customers are Black women who are poor and are using abortions as a method... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2019 at It is, What It is....
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Theresa May said she was honored to lead the U.K., but she was hammered by rivals and foes over her handling of the British exit from the European Union. British Prime Minister Theresa May choked back tears and announced her resignation, remorseful and regretful about the long-awaited Brexit deal she... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2019 at It is, What It is....
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Dozens of graduates and faculty at Taylor University walked out of graduation exercises minutes before the introduction of Vice President Mike Pence, who delivered the Christian liberal arts school's commencement address. In caps and gowns, the students and faculty rose and quietly walked down the aisle and out of the... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2019 at It is, What It is....
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Margaret Sanger worked on her "Negro Project," an effort to expose Southern Black women to birth control. She spoke about ways to solve the "Negro problem" in the United States. In 1921, Sanger founded the American Birth Control League, which later became the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. In New... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2019 at It is, What It is....
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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed the state's controversial near-total abortion ban. The new law is the most restrictive anti-abortion measure passed in the United States since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973. The legislation — House Bill 314, "Human Life Protection Act" — bans all abortions in the... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 at It is, What It is....
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"China will raise tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods in retaliation for the Trump administration's latest decision to increase duties on $200 billion worth of Chinese products. U.S. stock indexes fall about 2% as the trade war between the world's two largest economies escalates." **** Rumors and panic sweep... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 at It is, What It is....
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"New Yorkers are sick of being spammed by fraudulent robocalls may soon get some relief. Sen. Chuck Schumer has touted his support for a Senate bill that give the feds more power to regulate international scammers who use phony numbers to blitz American phones. Residents of New York City and... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2019 at It is, What It is....
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"A U.S. Customs officer stole cash from at least 100 passengers at Kennedy Airport while searching their handbags, federal authorities allege. The agent admitted he targeted “deep handbags” when he searched international fliers because it was easier to hide his hands as he stole $100 bills, according to a criminal... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2019 at It is, What It is....
One of the most charming neighborhoods in New York City is Williamsburg, which is a ferry ride away from Manhattan. What a place! What a view! Just wonderful. It is one of my stops on my tour. Web site is gabby.com and podcasts is gabbycabby.com Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at It is, What It is....
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“Overtime and other extra pay for New York MTA police (subways and trains) rose 21 percent last year, boosting their average total wages to $151,959.” **** The number one reason given by young people who intend to grow up and leave NYC is high taxes. The second main reason is... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at It is, What It is....
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Circulation going down and down. Shall I comment to The New York Times who preaches to Donald Trump about not paying taxes and losing money each year back in the days when he was a private businessman.? Somehow the newspaper has managed to steal a copy of his income tax... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2019 at It is, What It is....
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"According to the National Park Service, which runs the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island sites, the large crowds of visitors who arrive on commercial tours daily cause a variety of problems, the most prominent being the obstruction of pedestrian traffic flow. **** The National Park Service has never had... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2019 at It is, What It is....