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New York corruption pit…

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It has long struck me that so much of New York State is bedeviled by corruption.  And then I realize that nearly all of the state is run by Democrats,  and all of the many agencies who should be investigating corruption at all levels are Democrats,  and they are all deeply intertwined and connected to the political machines,  which are themselves quite corrupt.  Thus it falls to the feds to bring charges,  and there are a lot of them to bring.   This is  only the latest.

This  piece by  Seth Barron usefully examines the situation,  but does not offer an immediate solution.   How could it?   The first step would  be to stop electing/hiring crooks and cheats and the morally challenged,  which would pave the way for the second phase,  which is to force agencies to police their own and those those within their purview.

As always,  I am quite satisfied to view New York from afar,  and I would ferociously object to being forced to live there and suffer under its hideous policies.

 

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April 1, 2018 at 3:17 pm

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Big Bend…

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If this  very strange  tower is constructed it will be one of the oddest skyscrapers in New York.  At the  moment I can’t decide whether it looks like track from a child’s railroad set placed on end with a loop,  or a neon light tube made of metal,  designed by an architect who wants to get around the city’s onerous zoning laws and who has a very healthy ego.  At any rate,  I find the concept extremely un-charming.

 

 

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March 23, 2017 at 11:33 am

New York wins…

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…the ranking as the least free state in the nation.   The Cato Institute studied personal  and economic freedoms for each state to arrive at a ranking,  then offers policy prescriptions for changes which would improve a state’s status.   You can check out your state at the link as well.

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August 16, 2016 at 11:49 pm

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Shallow snobs…

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If you want to know how shallow New Yorkers are,  the hysteria over a photo of VP nominee Mike Pence  eating an  early dinner at a Chili’s restaurant in New Jersey explains it perfectly.

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July 17, 2016 at 11:53 pm

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Pinball ban…

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Did you know that pinball machines were banned in New York City until 1975?   I didn’t,  but discovering that they were banned in 1940 gave me a clue as to why they were banned.   Learn about this interesting bit of history here.

 

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April 9, 2016 at 11:53 pm

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Zombie streets…

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New York lawmakers are now exercised about K2,  the synthetic marijuana,  which is turning users into  temporary zombies  — at least that’s how they phrase it.

One would imagine there are a myriad of other problems the legislators could turn their attention to in that state.

 

 

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September 5, 2015 at 10:12 am

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World Trade Center train station…

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It’s an  expensive blunder,  the sort created by millions of tempting federal dollars,  ambitious politicians,  and arrogant architects,  all lumped together under a  “public project”  plan.

The grand design is now a bloated mess,  way over budget,  way behind schedule and a waste of resources.   Congratulations, New York!

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December 4, 2014 at 10:19 am