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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2014, 12:03:07 PM »

Not the benefits side - as you well know.

Hence the millage rate increase - to attempt to meet the shortfall - but they admit it wont.

Love to, but hard to find time between my work schedule and your retirement schedule!

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Its more about the raises that the council gave out to people who already retired...   not benefits, however I commend the actions years ago the City took to start funding those.   
Those in Police/Fire - paid for their benefits during their careers as the actuarial expenses to any of those were costed out...  remember we don't get or pay into social security. 
The Pension is well funded, and I'm sure after this years "Market" it should be back to what it was when I was working - over 100% funded.
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2014, 03:29:05 PM »

Pizz on the city, I don't live there............
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2014, 04:05:40 PM »

Its more about the raises that the council gave out to people who already retired...   not benefits, however I commend the actions years ago the City took to start funding those.   
Those in Police/Fire - paid for their benefits during their careers as the actuarial expenses to any of those were costed out...  remember we don't get or pay into social security. 
The Pension is well funded, and I'm sure after this years "Market" it should be back to what it was when I was working - over 100% funded.

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I applaud you for bringing up the BS retiree raise.

Ludicrous!
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2014, 09:22:17 AM »

Interesting article on the priorities of each President - towards family and others

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Like many Americans, U.S. presidents often take time off around the holidays.

However, according to journalist Joseph Curl, who previously covered the White House, former President George W. Bush went on Christmas vacation in a way that stands in direct contrast to President Barack Obama.

“[H]ere’s the thing: In December, we never left Washington, D.C., until the day after Christmas. Never. Mr. Bush and his wife, Laura, would always depart the White House a few days before the holiday and hunker down at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland,” Curl wrote in a 2013 column that was republished Thursday.

After a few years, curiosity finally got to the former Washington Times reporter and he asked a low-level administration official why.

I still remember what she said,” Curl wrote. “’So all of us can be with our families on Christmas.’”

“Who was ‘us’? Hundreds and hundreds of people, that’s who. Sure, the reporters who covered the president, but also dozens and dozens on his staff, 100 Secret Service agents, maybe more, and all of those city cops required whenever the president’s on the move in D.C.,” Curl added in his column.

However, things seemingly changed when Obama took office.

“[T]his president would never delay his trip to his island getaway. He’s off every year well before Christmas. Hundreds and hundreds head off with him, leaving family behind,” Curl wrote.


“No Christmas at home,” he added. “Instead, the Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. Nice, but not exactly home.”

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/12/25/why-george-w-bush-never-left-d-c-until-the-day-after-christmas/
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #34 on: January 01, 2015, 10:45:57 PM »

I'm thinking the NYPD is sending a strong message to the Mayor -
Curious what will come out of it...



It has helped contribute to a nose dive in low-level policing, with overall arrests down 66 percent for the week starting Dec. 22 compared with the same period in 2013, stats show.
Citations for traffic violations fell by 94 percent, from 10,069 to 587, during that time frame.
Summonses for low-level offenses like public drinking and urination also plunged 94 percent — from 4,831 to 300.
Even parking violations are way down, dropping by 92 percent, from 14,699 to 1,241.
Drug arrests by cops assigned to the NYPD’s Organized Crime Control Bureau — which are part of the overall number — dropped by 84 percent, from 382 to 63.
http://nypost.com/2014/12/29/arrests-plummet-following-execution-of-two-cops/
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #35 on: January 01, 2015, 11:32:26 PM »

I'm thinking the NYPD is sending a strong message to the Mayor -
Curious what will come out of it...



It has helped contribute to a nose dive in low-level policing, with overall arrests down 66 percent for the week starting Dec. 22 compared with the same period in 2013, stats show.
Citations for traffic violations fell by 94 percent, from 10,069 to 587, during that time frame.
Summonses for low-level offenses like public drinking and urination also plunged 94 percent — from 4,831 to 300.
Even parking violations are way down, dropping by 92 percent, from 14,699 to 1,241.
Drug arrests by cops assigned to the NYPD’s Organized Crime Control Bureau — which are part of the overall number — dropped by 84 percent, from 382 to 63.
http://nypost.com/2014/12/29/arrests-plummet-following-execution-of-two-cops/


A 92 reduction in parking tickets would cost NYC over 500 million dollars per year.

The city’s finance department is looking into alternative payment methods like Apple Pay, PayPal and Bitcoin for the roughly $600 million in parking ticket revenue it collects annually by issuing up to 10 million tickets.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/nyc-weighs-bitcoin-apple-pay-for-parking-tickets-2014-12-30?link=MW_home_latest_news

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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #36 on: January 02, 2015, 11:58:34 AM »


This was sent to me in an email. I can't vouch for the validity of all the facts, but here it is.
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http://www.tpnn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Bill-de-Blasio-Old-Young.jpg

Here are ten interesting facts you may not know about New York City’s Communist Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was elected in 2013 with a whopping 72% of the vote. The leftist mayor is accused of fostering an environment that led to the tragic execution-style racial assassinations of two NYPD officers on Saturday.
 
Bill de Blasio was born Warren Wilhelm, Jr., on May 8, 1961. He first changedhis name to the hyphenated Warren de Blasio-Wilhelm, adding his mother’s maiden name. In 2002, he dropped the “Warren” and the “Wilhelm,” and changed his name for a second time to what it is currently, Bill de Blasio.
·         Bill de Blasio was the campaign manager for Hillary Clinton’s Senate campaign in 2000.
·         Bill de Blasio was a fervent supporter of the Marxist Sandinista government in Nicaragua in the 1980′s, a government that was backed by the Communist Soviet Union and Cuba.
·         At the height of Cold War tension, while still a student at New York University, de Blasio toured the Communist Soviet Union in 1983.
·         His first job was in 1984 with the NYC Department of Juvenile Justice.
·         Bill de Blasio received a master’s degree in International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, the same school attended by Barack Obama.
·         Bill de Blasio ran Democrat New York Congressman Charlie Rangel’s re-election campaign in 1994.
·         In 1994, Bill de Blasio married a lesbian activist, Chirlane McCray. The newlyweds honeymooned in Fidel Castro’s Communist Cuba.
·         In 2009, de Blasio’s election campaign to be NYC’s third “Public Advocate” was supported by the pro-Communism, Working Families Party.
·         Both of de Blasio’s parents were communists, leading historian Ron Radosh to describe him as a “bona fide red diaper baby.”
And the unread and uninformed LOONS elected this NIT-WIT?.......DUH!!!!!



 
 
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #37 on: January 02, 2015, 12:44:26 PM »

I saw yesterday where Jeb Bush resigned from all of the board of director positions he held with various companies and commissions.

Wonder if elected he would give cabinet positions to W, Dick Cheeny, Shawn Hannity, Bill O'Rielly, and Rush.
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #38 on: January 02, 2015, 01:57:15 PM »

And if Clinton gets in her's would be...

The young turks, Rachel Maddow,  Chris Matthews, Opra, Mike Malloy
with  Al Sharpton as the AG
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #39 on: January 02, 2015, 06:11:58 PM »

For entertainment purposes, I'm in if she includes Jessie Jackson as Secretary of the Ways and Means committee, Monica Lewinski as Chief of Staff, and Nancy Grace as Attorney General.
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #40 on: January 03, 2015, 12:56:40 AM »

How Low Income New Yorkers Are Benefiting From The NYPD’s Work Stoppage

In response to growing tensions between the New York Police Department and the city, police unions encouraged officers last week to not make arrests “unless absolutely necessary,” resulting in a 66 percent drop from the same period last year. While the protests have drawn scrutiny for “squandering the department’s credibility” and leaving the city’s streets virtually unattended, they have also had the unintended effect of benefitting New York’s low income residents who are usually the target of the city’s tough-on-crime practices.

The work stoppage is a result of outrage by police officers — led by union chief Patrick Lynch — over how Mayor Bill de Blasio responded to a grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer who killed Eric Garner, an unarmed African American man. The brutal murders of two New York city officers by a troubled man from Maryland in an apparent retaliation for the Garner killing has only inflamed tensions, leading Lynch to blame de Blasio for the killing and scores of police officers to engage in protest actions against the mayor.

The signs of tension first became apparent when some police officers turned their backs to de Blasio when he spoke in the hospital following the assassinations and then engaged in a mass back-turning when the mayor spoke at the funeral of Officer Rafael Ramos. Last week, the police went a step further and stopped arresting New Yorkers for small crimes or ticketing people for minor offenses like parking violations, carrying open containers of alcohol or public urination.

As a result of what the New York Post is calling a “virtual work stoppage,” tickets and summonses for minor offenses have plummeted by 94 percent and overall arrests have fallen 66 percent. Theoretically, the practice will strain police budgets, which rely on fines from tickets to make-up for funding shortfalls. ​

Although it’s not the intended goal of the work stoppage, the decline in arrests could save New Yorkers money. The city residents who are normally hit with tickets for minor violations tend to be low income individuals who are forced to pay up a hefty portion of their paychecks.

The city began following the broken-windows style of policing in the early 1980s, a strategy championed by NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton which focuses on eliminating low-level crime to prevent more violent offenses in the city’s neighborhoods. But a report earlier this year by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan found that the NYPD’s practice of arresting more people for minor offenses since 1980 has disproportionately affected young black and Latino men.

While de Blasio and Bratton have followed through on their promise to reform the city’s stop and frisk practices and the mayor announced in November that police would stop making arrests for low-level marijuana possessions, there are still racial biases in police practices throughout the city that result in a tougher financial burden on those already struggling to make ends meet.

And New Yorkers of all income levels are also saving money on one of the most consistent ways the city can slam people with tickets— parking violations are down by 92 percent, from 14,699 to just 1,241 this year.

NYPD officers have long spoken about quotas which require them to issue a certain number of summons per month to maintain statistics showing a reduction of crime in the city’s neighborhoods. Although Bratton promised an end to arrest quotas when he took office in January, the city’s police are still operating under a quota system which is illegal under state law, according to a recent report by the Police Reform Organizing Project. The group called on Bratton and de Blasio to end the quota system in its October report, which described how police are still using the quota system, as evidenced by the number of misdemeanor arrests and the poor quality of those arrests under Bratton.
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/01/02/3607516/nypd-work-stoppage/
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No emails, no warnings, no communication whatsoever...just that ban

May be what happened to the other libs as well.

I guess disabling the report to admin link only on the lib side was indicative of the slanted games they play.

Enjoy your spoon-fed Faux News type right-wing echo-chamber.

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This is the only way to answer some of the questions posed:

1) I did nothing to warrant the banishment, it's political.

2) It's the router that's blocked but considering all the nonsense right-wing games being played by those running the site...it's just not worth it to bypass the banishment block.

3) The moron stalkers from MT contemplating a visit will be considered a threat and can expect to have a bad day if they act upon those idiotic thoughts.

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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #41 on: January 03, 2015, 01:33:57 AM »

Cuss warning:

NYPD Work Stoppage Causes Arrests To Decrease 66%

NYPD traffic tickets and summonses for minor offenses have dropped off by a staggering 94 percent following the execution of two cops — as officers feel betrayed by the mayor and fear for their safety, The Post has learned.

The dramatic drop comes as Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio plan to hold an emergency summit on Tuesday with the heads of the five police unions to try to close the widening rift between cops and the administration.

The unprecedented meeting is being held at the new Police Academy in Queens at 2 p.m., sources said."

www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdn82Cvta7I


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NYPD cuts arrests drastically after double homicide

Critics of the New York City Police Department are accusing the law enforcement agency of conducting a “virtual work stoppage” to protest anti-brutality demonstrators and Mayor Bill de Blasio. Arrests are down 66 percent from this time last year, while traffic tickets and parking violations have both dropped by over 90 percent.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGBgcsu5Ybk
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This is what I see when I visit:

"Sorry Frenchfry, you are banned from posting and sending personal messages on this forum.
This ban is not set to expire."

No emails, no warnings, no communication whatsoever...just that ban

May be what happened to the other libs as well.

I guess disabling the report to admin link only on the lib side was indicative of the slanted games they play.

Enjoy your spoon-fed Faux News type right-wing echo-chamber.

Edited to add:

This is the only way to answer some of the questions posed:

1) I did nothing to warrant the banishment, it's political.

2) It's the router that's blocked but considering all the nonsense right-wing games being played by those running the site...it's just not worth it to bypass the banishment block.

3) The moron stalkers from MT contemplating a visit will be considered a threat and can expect to have a bad day if they act upon those idiotic thoughts.

bumfunkegypt@live.com

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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #42 on: January 09, 2015, 09:18:58 PM »

I'm thinking the lady who decided to come to Monroe's McDonald's with her kids to do Heroin - should stay here in our Jail for a  year and give us reports on how much fun it was... 
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« Reply #43 on: January 11, 2015, 08:46:54 AM »

I'm thinking that if we can't elect local officials that can run an effective government on a small scale that how we can expect to put people in office to run the country on a large scale.

I am so disenchanted with local governments in Monroe County not holding people responsible to run and/or eliminate a dysfunctional road commission, a LE agency that can not solve a single major crime, a LE agency that can't control a heroine epidemic and chose to instead focus on pot control, and City and County Commissioners that are not stepping up to the plate and hammering these people in charge to fix these issues.
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« Reply #44 on: January 12, 2015, 09:51:30 AM »

I'm thinking something is fishy when you can go to jail for not paying bills (debtors Prisons returning?)
but you don't go to jail for abandoning your kids to shoot up with heroin?


http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/jan/09/former-michigan-american-idol-finalist-ordered-jai/?police-and-fire

http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2015/01/american_idol_finalist_lakisha.html#incart_m-rpt-2

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First, it was not a strip bar, it was an erotic club. And second, what can I say? I'm a night owl.
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But we have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.
Nancy Pelosi
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