Thursday, August 21, 2014

New blog - Gymopedia

I've spawned a new blog at http://gymopedia.blogspot.com to record reviews of gyms I've been at. Totally irrelevant to the mission of this blog, and not terribly interesting to most.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NYC neighborhood blogs

Handy!

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Spinning police violence

Come on, you have to be impressed by the statement. The problem is no longer Pantaleo killing Garner, but “criminals like Mr. Orta who carry illegal firearms who stand to benefit the most by demonizing the good work of police officers.” This is poetry. This is genius. It was all about criminals demonizing cops, not cops killing people.
Selling loose cigarettes - now with summary death penalty.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

The UN Secretary General pushes abortion

Lovely.
The guidance note on reparations for conflict-related sexual violence goes beyond what UN staff has ever dared to say about abortion, at least publically. The controversial document instructs UN officials and staff to lobby for changes in law to permit abortion as a form of reparation for sexual violence against women. In the wake of the Secretary-General's note, UN officials advocating abortion won't seem “rogue” officials any longer, but rather good foot soldiers for the Secretary-General.
More violence is always the solution.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Unger on children crossing the border illegally

Always a good read.
The population of the US could easily be doubled by such an influx without making a dent in the number of needy people all over the world. It should be obvious that the problems of oppressed people all over the world can't be solved by inviting them to move to the US. The consequences of such an inflow would be devastating to most Americans. The first victims would be those in the lowest income brackets, but the effects would be severe for all but the wealthy.

Advocates of opening our borders seem to ignore the fact that Americans are by no means immune to oppressive conditions. Many millions of Americans live in poverty, and are often menaced or attacked by hoodlums. E.g., the murder rate in Camden, NJ exceeds that of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. The kind-hearted people moved by the plight of the children now coming here seem to be forgetting about American children suffering in similar ways.

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A novel in the works from Sharkchild

Back that Kickstarter, the man puts out some good stuff.

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Vanishing bar update

Rodeo is no more, and the Ding Dong Lounge is gone tonight. I am running out of places to spend my time.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Take that thought one step further

In a 13-page statement responding to The Times’s questions, Mr. Cuomo’s office defended its handling of the commission. It said the commission was created by and reported to the governor, and therefore he could not be accused of interfering with it.

While he allowed the commission the independence to investigate whatever it wanted, the governor’s office said, it would have been a conflict for a panel he created to investigate his own administration.
So when the governor tells a commission to stop investigating corruption, that's to prevent a conflict of interest. Kind of like how AGs don't prosecute politicians and police officers who violate the law, to prevent conflicts of interest. Makes sense.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

No more gas stations in the East Village

Out of control.

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