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N.Y. Proposes Ban on Anonymous Online Comments

New York state lawmakers have proposed a ban on anonymous online comments.

Called the Internet Protection Act (A.8688/S.6779), the legislation would require a web site administrator to pull down anonymous comments from sites, including “social networks, blogs forums, message boards or any other discussion site where people can hold conversations in the form of


Will New York Require GMO Labeling

GMO Right-To-Know

It is an issue whose time may have come. Two bills have been introduced in the New York Legislature that would make the state the first in the nation to mandate the labeling of genetically modified food.

Sponsored in the Assembly by Democrat Linda Rosenthal and in the Senate by Republican Kenneth LaValle, More…

NYC: The Condom Bait and Switch

Department of Health hands them out, NYPD arrests people for carrying them. Is this about improving public health—or arrest numbers?

One block north of the boardwalk in Coney Island, a white van is parked on the windswept block of Surf Avenue, between West 22nd and West 23rd Streets. Just


Spanish Prime Minister Living Large in NYC as Spain Takes a Dive

Spanish Prime Minister Luxuriating with a cigar as his country (Spain) goes down the toilet.

Pictures of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy enjoying a cigar on New York’s Sixth Avenue emerged today as his government put the final touches to a new round of tough austerity measures.

The conservative leader’s conspicuous taste for


Reach of Surveillance Amplified With Increased Data Storage

This Swiss army knife complete with 1 terabyte USB costing between $2500-3000

A wave of concern about a software program called TrapWire, designed to detect terrorists casing possible targets, appears to be unjustified, as was recently reported.

Based on stolen corporate e-mails posted by WikiLeaks, some reports


New York Mayor Bloomberg Insists on Breast Feeding

Bloomberg wants more breast feeding

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg cares a whole, whole lot about what you drink. First he acted to take away your 32-ounce Big Gulp. But be aware you don’t have complete latitude among non-sugary beverages. He also wants to take away your baby formula.

The old axiom says conservatives


NYC Dept. of Education Bans 50 Words

The New York City Department of Education is waging a war on words of sorts, and is seeking to have words they deem upsetting removed from standardized tests.

Marla Diamond Talks To Walcott, Student About Banned Words

Fearing that


Governor Pushes Mandatory DNA Sampling

NEW YORK — New York’s governor on Wednesday proposed making the state the first in the country to take mandatory DNA samples from anyone convicted of a crime, including relatively lesser offenses.

Governor Andrew Cuomo, in an annual “State of the State” speech to the New York legislature, said currently DNA was collected


Wall Street Inequality March Turns Ugly

Women scream in pain and have their eyes flushed with water after they were sprayed with pepper spray by police on 12th Street near Union Square. Dozens were arrested after a march from the Occupy Wall Street encampment in lower Manhattan. Many of those arrested were trapped in police netting.

Scores of protesters


Hurricane Irene: NYC Officials Over React

NEW YORK — The approach of Hurricane Irene prompted an extraordinary response from New York City officials: they shut down the city’s sprawling public transportation network, set up 81 emergency shelters and ordered the first-ever mandatory evacuation of thousands of people from their homes to avoid potentially devastating flood waters.

“Time is running out,” Bloomberg


Anti-Mosque Commercial Planned by NYC Conservatives

New York’s Conservative Party is planning a television ad campaign to pressure a New York City utility to use its power to block a proposed mosque near ground zero that the ad says is planned by an “un-American” Muslim leader.

The ad states “patriotic Americans” want “real answers” about the cultural center proposed for lower


Laser Pointers Get Seriously Strong

A similar incident to this happened in New York City not long ago and they caught the guy, although this laser attack included multiple sources I think it is a situation under the same circumstances as the New York incident, some guy just playing around with his new (powerful)


Deception Tactics Raise Drug Arrest Stats in New York City

New York City has been the pot-bust capital of the world for a decade, since Rudolph Giuliani’s decision to make public toking a top police priority. A new study sponsored by the New York Civil Liberties Union says the city’s cannabis crackdown is both racist and fraudulent.

New York police have arrested almost 400,000 people


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