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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

Rat train…

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New Yorkers prize their reputation as tough guys,  but a good-sized  rat on  the subway turns them into full-fledged sissies.

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April 10, 2014 at 10:18 am

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Karma’s a bitch…

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As a community activist in Buffalo,  Dwayne Ferguson campaigned for the New York SAFE Act,  which made carrying a gun on school property a felony.   It  appears he  carried his permitted firearm onto school property by mistake,  but the law he promoted to punish innocent carriers now has him charged with two felonies and facing prison time.

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February 9, 2014 at 11:48 pm

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