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NY 2010-11 Budget Must Cut Spending

The Unshackle Upstate business coalition warned that any increase in taxes, fees, mandates or assessments, or any increase in spending is absolutely unacceptable and a slap in the face to every New York taxpayer and employer.
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Bloomberg's Legacy In The Bronx

Now that the heat of the election campaigns and the ferver of the victory has subsided, what would one think Bloomberg's legacy in the Bronx is after his two terms as a Mayor of New York City?...
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Bloomberg Wins A Third Term

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg won a third term as New York mayor Tuesday in a closer-than-expected race against a Democratic challenger who stoked voter resentment over the way Bloomberg changed term-limits law so he could stay in office....
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No To Obama's Health Care Legislation

As it concerns President Barak Obama's current health care legislation, which is to be voted in Congress, the following was received earlier today from a concerned reader of ours, Brian Jenkins....
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Protection Against Ticket Harassment

Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley, Council Member Letitia James, small business owners and advocates today announced the Protection Against Ticket Harassment (PATH) Act, a new bill that would prevent excessive and unfair ticketing practices by the Department of Sanitation....
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Bronx Pastor Endorses Bloomberg

Today, Reverend Doctor Elijah Thompson, Pastor of the Bronx Miracle Gospel Tabernacle (BMGT), endorsed Mayor Bloomberg’s bid for re-election. Rev. Dr. Thompson cited the Mayor’s record on education reform and his support of small businesses as the primary reasons for the endorsement....
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Bronx Healthcare Meeting - A Charade Of Democracy

The were two big winners at the recent “town hall” healthcare meeting held in the North Bronx, New York City, neighborhood of Parkchester on August 17 – the lunatic right wing and the private health insurance industry. These victories came despite the fact that the vast majority of those who lined up to participate in the meeting supported either a single-payer system or a public option. Most came away disappointed. I got kicked out....
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Fatima A. Shama - Another Bronx Star

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today appointed Fatima A. Shama as Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs. Commissioner Shama currently serves as Senior Education Policy Advisor in the Mayor's Office, where she previously served as the Health Literacy and Language Access Coordinator....
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Need To Reframe Debate On Schools

Councilman Eric Gioia, Candidate for Public Advocate, today released a white paper outlining his ideas to improve student performance....
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Nationalism: Catalyst To Conflict?

The arrangement and design of the world had undergone a dramatic shift beginning with the French Revolution in the late 18th century. A world comprised of empires, in which multiple ethnic groups of disparate culture, language, and traditions coexisted under one domain, began to transform into a world of nation-states. ...
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Judge Sotomayor In Ricci v. DeStefano

Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s nominee for Justice of the United States Supreme Court, is now infamous for suggesting: “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life."...
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Cease-&-Desist Letters For NY Toy Gun Sellers

Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced his office has sent cease-and-desist letters to over 100 companies demanding that they immediately stop selling imitation toy guns that are easily confused with real weapons in New York State. New York State law prohibits the sale of imitation guns without proper markings that distinguish them as toys....
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NYC: Now That's Democracy

New Yorkers Speak Up/Stand Up Let’s Take Back Our City Meeting of FedUpNewYorkers (FUNY) at: LGBT Center on 208 W 13th St between 7th and 8th Avenue....
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Simple Pledge, Bold (Blazer) Colour

Sonia Sotomayor, a daughter of the Bronx, pledged on Monday to serve as an impartial justice if she is confirmed for a post on the U.S. Supreme Court. She would become the first Hispanic to serve if confirmed. Listen to what she has to say....
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Genesis Of The Palestinian Identity

An Arab population, essentially absent of a national consciousness prior to the twentieth century, forged a collective identity as the Palestinian people spurred conjointly by the forces of modernization and Zionism. The British mandate and policies of international actors also helped evoke a national consciousness in the Arab natives of Palestine, consequently forging the Palestinian identity in its nascent stages....
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The Paradox Of Israel: A Jewish, Yet Democratic State

The clash of divergent nationalisms within the same territory culminated in the establishment of a sovereign state by one nation, but rendered the other a splintered population devoid of a nation-state. After centuries of a scattered existence in Diaspora, the Jewish people rejoiced as the Zionist project achieved the creation of their own state, safeguarded from the perils of anti-Semitism....
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Espada Costs NY State > $125 Million

The State Senate stalemate ended Thursday when Senator Pedro Espada, Jr. flipped Democrat again after siding with Republicans in an obscure and costly leadership battle that raged for nearly five weeks....
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Public Advocate's Office Funding

Joe Mendola, GOP candidate for NYC Comptroller, is calling for the full restoration of funding for the Public Advocate's Office....
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Vernacular Politics: Islamists’ Clout In Turkey

Turkey’s experiment as a secular, westernized state represents not only an anomaly, but the prototype of secular modernization in the Middle East. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder the Turkish Republic in 1923, embarked on a series of social and political reforms, abolishing Islamic institutions, positions, and insignia to secure Turkey’s position as a modern democracy....
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Erosion Of The Nation-State: The Effect Of Terrorism & Ethnic Conflict

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the international system shifted from bipolarity to unipolarity, redefining the structure of the system. As a result, US primacy in this unipolar world has constituted the most salient element affecting the arrangement of the system and defining a world comprised of nation-states....
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This Bronx Democratic Boss Still Commands Respect (And Cash)

In New York City, the backroom kingmaker is a dying breed. County leaders and their party organizations are losing clout. Pharaonic bureaucrats like Robert Moses are no more.
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Bronx Pol Blasts New Travel Ban

Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda blasted President Trump on for his new executive order focusing on banning immigrants from several predominantly Muslim countries.
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Bronx Stands United Against Hate

Residents, political and religious leaders came out to denounce the recent wave of hate attacks against both the Jewish and Muslim communities across the nation.
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Diaz Attacks City & Trump

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. on Thursday stressed the importance of cooperation and civility on issues ranging from development to education in his annual State of the Borough speech, but he made no mention of his rumored interest in running for mayor.
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Gov. Cuomo Promises To Fight Rollback Of Affordable Care Act At Bronx Health Care Rally

Gov. Cuomo joined with hospital workers, labor leaders and elected officials in the Bronx Wednesday to rally for affordable health care for New Yorkers.
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Assemblyman Luis Sepúlveda’s Great Idea

You should know that Assemblyman Luis Sepúlveda, Senator Marisol Alcantara and I have joined together and submitted a piece of joint-legislation to help resolve some of the environmental problems caused by plastic bags.
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Bronx Congressman Pushes For New Sanctions Against Russia Amid Flynn Scandal

Bronx Congressman Eliot Engel capitalized upon the resignation of President Donald Trump‘s Russian-tainted National Security Advisor to push legislation that would hit Moscow and its agents with even tougher financial sanctions.

BP Diaz Regarding On “Right To Counsel” Program Announcement

The following is a statement from Bronx Borough President Diaz regarding the “Right to Counsel” program announcement:

Universal Access To Free Legal Services For Tenants Facing Eviction In Housing Court

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today announced that, for the first time, the City will fund universal access to legal services for tenants facing eviction in New York City Housing Court. A $93 million allocation doubles the Administration’s existing funding for tenant legal services. Legal services have proven effective at reducing unlawful evictions and preventing displacement. Since beginning an unprecedented expansion of tenant legal aid two years ago, evictions have dropped by 24 percent.
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George Soros' Nazi War Crimes Confessions

George Soros self disclosures reveal apparent Nazi war crimes where he discloses seizing huge treasure from Jewish holocaust murder victims as they were rounded up and sent to the death camps.

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Peter Treadway, PhD

is an independent consultant and money manager and Adjunct Professor in Asia. He is currently is principal of Historical Analytics, LLC. Historical Analytics is a consulting/investment management firm dedicated to global portfolio management. Its investment approach is based on Dr. Treadway’s combined top-down and bottom-up Wall Street experience as economist, strategist and securities analyst. A monthly letter entitled The Dismal Optimist is produced for clients. Dr. Treadway also serves in a part time capacity as Chief Economist, C T RISKS, a new Hong Kong company that will assist Asian financial institutions with their risk management problems. On the educational front, Dr. Treadway has developed a special Masters level course focusing on securities analysis and discounted cash flow and incorporating elements of standard equilibrium pricing models, behavioral finance and historical trends. This course has been given as Adjunct Professor at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE) and the City University of Hong Kong. From 1965-2000 Dr. Treadway had a distinguished career on Wall Street and with major American financial institutions. For example, from 1978-1981 he served as Chief Economist at Fannie Mae. From 1985-1998 he served as institutional equity analyst and Managing Director at Smith Barney following savings and loans and government sponsored entities(GSEs). He was ranked as “all star” analyst eleven times by Institutional Investor Magazine. Dr. Treadway holds a PhD in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MBA from New York University and a BA in English from Fordham University in Bronx, New York.