New York City was preparing to stage its first major event since cancelling its annual marathon as thousands of victims of Superstorm Sandy continued to struggle with power outages, gasoline shortages and freezing weather conditions.Sunday's annual Veterans Day Parade is expected to attract crowds of over 600,000 people to central Manhattan and will be a test for a city still struggling to clean up after one of the worst natural disasters in the region's history.Thousands were in temporary shelters, and in New Jersey a tent city on the edge of Monmouth Park racetrack was home to hundreds.
Comments: About a quarter million people are still without power... many have generators but gasoline deliveries have been slow and messed with by government. If the president were a Republican, you´d be hearing about this 24/7. Just sayin´.
The left ridiculed Bush´s FEMA trailers but I´ll bet a lot of these storm victims would give their eye teeth for one right now.
I also saw where they have to bring the military in to fix the electrical grid problems.Of course they´ll only make 10% of what the unionized electrical workers make in a time like this.
If the government needs to invest in infrastructure,it should start with a more secure electrical grid.You have Russian and Iranian subs that know exactly where to hit us to cause a national catastrophe and that doesn´t even include hacking into the software.
Trees are a menace but the tree huggers will never allow them to be cut down.
A couple years ago,Balto had a street Grand Prix race which was foolish itself but a couple people had the gall to cut a couple trees down and some leftists went nuts over it.
#1, the entire country is sending mixed messages this week. As a veteran, I always reflected on this day in particular as to the fruits of freedom that were harvested by those who served. This year, those fruits do not taste right.
With the 51% low class slimy Marxist traitors who spit on our Constitution and the Uniform of all who served and those who died for this Country and chose to kiss Obama´s behind and voted for him, it´s hard to feel very patriotic today.
I´m thinking seriously if I see anyone who admits to voting for Obama I will spit on them as they have spit on our Constitution and my Uniform. Then they can get on their knees and thank their Allah that I didn´t shoot them.
Which brings up the question I´ve asked several times. If we shot and killed Communist in Korea, Communist in Vietnam, then why can´t we shoot the ones in the US? Please, don´t tell me it´s the law because the left wing communist/socialist are the biggest offender of disobeying the Constitution and the Law, and that includes the alleged illegal President.
I wonder why I ever volunteered to serve in the military for this country? Oh, yeah! That´s when Americans used to love this country, but now it has become an object of ridicule to the rest of the world. China used to refer to us as a "Paper Tiger", back when we had the ability and will to show them what were really were. But now, we aren´t even a paper tiger but a toilet tissue pussycat. I am ashamed to call myself an American as long as these people remain in power.
Williamsport, Pa. - A constant, mild hiss. That was my chief observation when I returned to Anadarko Petroleum’s Landon Pad A, a natural-gas site in Lycoming County, Pa. October’s quietude was totally unlike the cyclone of equipment, personnel, and activity that dominated this spot last June, when Anadarko and the American Petroleum Institute hosted journalists and policy analysts here. (Snip) The trucks have driven off. Dozens of workers have moved on. The cranes are gone. What remains are three acres of gravel-covered farmland, five completed wells, and a steady, low-volume whoosh.
Food banks across the country, stretched thin in the aftermath of the recession, are bracing for more people coming through their doors in the wake of cuts to the federal food stamp program. Food stamp benefits to 47 million Americans were cut starting Friday as a temporary boost to the federal program comes to an end without new funding from a deadlocked Congress. Under the program, known formally as the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program, or SNAP, a family of four that gets $668 per month in benefits will find that amount cut by $36. "It may not sound like a lot but to a person like
Farmers can now produce more crops in an environmentally sustainable way at a lower cost thanks to the efforts of hundreds of scientists over the past half-century. Seeds are developed in a laboratory and then field tested to enhance nutritional value or resistance to drought, disease and herbicides. Genetically modified crops are now planted on nearly a quarter of the world´s farm land by some 17.3 million farmers. More than 90% of those farmers are smallholders who harvest a few acres in developing countries.
Few issues divide Democrats more than energy policy, as we´ve learned as unions and environmentalists fight over the Keystone XL pipeline. More evidence now comes from California, where greens have lost an attempt to ban oil and gas hydraulic fracturing. Democratic leaders brought their fracking moratorium bill to the Assembly floor last week, and their rank and file revolted. The bill lost 37-24, with 12 Democrats joining 25 Republicans to defeat it. Another 18 Democrats abstained, ...
Let’s lay out a hypothetical scenario. An American walks into a mosque during Ramadan, opens fire while quoting Bible passages and then leaves behind a Bible. On a scale of 1 to non-stop coverage, how often do you think you would be hearing about it, how fast would religious motives be attached to it and how quickly would we learn that the bible was left behind? But the same rules don’t apply to Islam.
U.K. stocks retreated, sending the FTSE 100 Index (UKX) lower for a second day, after the euro area forced Cyprus to adopt an unprecedented levy on bank deposits, threatening to reignite the region’s debt crisis. Barclays Plc (BARC) and Prudential Plc (PRU) led a selloff in financial firms, both falling at least 2.5 percent. Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. fell with mining companies as base metals declined and a newspaper said the company may write down more than $1 billion this week. The FTSE 100 Index lost 60.77 points, or 0.9 percent, to 6,428.88 at 10:33 a.m. in London,...
Hostility has been mounting this week in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, after two plainclothes police officers fatally shot 16-year-old Kimani Gray after he allegedly pointed a revolver at them on Saturday night. On Monday a group of about 130 people were marching toward the 67th Police Precinct station when about two dozen young protesters splintered off — drawing riot police — and trashed a Rite Aid. Tuesday the crowd was mostly calm, but on Wednesday — the same day Gray´s autopsy showed he had been shot seven times ...
I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true. (Snip) To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me. Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal
One of President Obama´s chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America´s youth fawning over the president are over. A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public´s. Even though Obama does not ever have to face another election, he should be worried about the findings for a couple of reasons, which we will dive into momentarily.
Last summer on his $100 million family tour of Africa, Barack Obama hoped for a priceless photo op with Nelson Mandela, the ailing freedom pioneer who went from prison cell to the presidency of South Africa. Mandela´s family suggested that wouldn’t happen. So, the Obamas did a photo op in Mandela´s former prison cell. Which Obama’s White House quickly tweeted upon word of the icon´s passing at 95. [Skip] But Obama was also caught staring at television coverage of Mandela’s passing, which became Obama’s Photo of the Day.
Hardly a week goes by without Hillary Clinton receiving another award. Last month she was named a “Global Champion” by the International Medical Corps, received the American Patriot Award at the National Defense University Foundation and the Hermandad Award from the Mexican American Leadership Initiative. [Snip] At this rate, if a bunch of elderly left-wing Swedes toss her the Nobel Peace Prize early on, the way they did to Obama, it will barely rate mention among all the other glittering trophies that have been bestowed on a woman whose only actual accomplishment was being married to a crooked governor with
A stunning new study unveiled on Fox News´ Hannity finds that President Barack Obama’s White House calendar records just one face-to-face meeting between Obama and his Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the more than three-and-a-half years leading up to the disastrous Obamacare launch. The startling statistic comes from a new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) analysis of Obama’s own official White House calendar, as well as the Politico presidential calendar, and raises new questions about Obama’s executive leadership and management throughout the implementation of his singular legislative achievement. More alarming still, the president’s schedule lists 277 private
Speaker John Boehner said his party should support gay Republican congressional candidates and urged his colleagues to “be a little more sensitive” when running against women. “Some of our members just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be,” Boehner said. When asked if he thinks his party should support gay candidates, Boehner simply said: “I do.”
In February, the Bush family’s personal emails were hacked by Guccifer, a hacker who uncovered photographs of former President George H. W. Bush in a hospital bed and George W. Bush’s oil paintings in the process. It seems Guccifer has struck again, this time targeting former President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Library. The hacker has reportedly uncovered doodles of Clinton drawing on what were, at the time, classified documents. Among the doodles is apparently a picture of a penis. The document uncovered is a briefing of the strategic measures the United States could take prior Clinton’s decision to intervene in