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Council Member de Blasio Intros Reso to Investigate the City's Decision to Limit Milk Choices in Schools

Apr 26 2006 - 1:30pm
Apr 26 2006 - 2:33pm
1:30 p.m. during Council Meeting at City Hall. Contact: Julie Obiala, 212-988-2049.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/25/2006 - 3:34pm.
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Council Member Jackson & United for Peace and Justice Intro Reso for US Troop Withdrawal from Iraq

Apr 26 2006 - 1:00pm
Apr 26 2006 - 2:00pm
1 p.m. City Hall Steps. Contact: Diane Let, 212-868-5545.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/25/2006 - 3:32pm.
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The Full Text Of The Glass-Steagall Act

I had intended to post the full text of the Glass-Steagall Act...but it won't properly format, and I do have things to do.

If you wish to read the full text of the Glass Stagall Act, you can do so here: https://archive.org/stream/FullTextTheGlass-steagallActA.k.a.TheBankingActOf1933/1933_01248_djvu.txt



How's Your Monopoly Money?

$77 million dollars in counterfeit currency has made it into our financial system.

Were you aware of this?

Most of these faux bills are in the form of $100, which were revamped recently.



Betelgeuse! Betelgeuse! Betel...

I've done my rant on what's happening in the Middle East, and my last word on things for the moment is simply to point out that until the world takes the massacre of brown people seriously, nothing is going to change.

With that done, let's talk about some positive things currently awaiting you:

Tonight, at Pier 1, the SYFY Channel is sponsoring a showing of Tim Burton's Betelgeuse - the fun will begin at 6:00 PM, with a DJ kicking off the event.



What The Buck!

If it's good enough for the Daily News to use as a headline, it's good enough for my posting.



Cigarettes Can Kill You...Especially If You're A Big Black Guy

The infamous NYPD fatal chokehold has once again reared its murdering head.

Eric Garner, suspected of selling untaxed cigarettes, died after being confronted by the NYPD in Staten Island. He was put in a chokehold and wrestled to the ground, all the while, exclaiming, "I can't breathe!"

Apparently, this is the notification for officers to pile upon more forcefully, as his cries went unheeded...at least, until he became non-responsive.

Contrast the above with the story of the arrest of the Midtown Puncher, Corey Pohan:



What Would Smedley Butler Do?

Let's begin with a quote misattributed to Voltaire:

"It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong."

"Catalogue pour la plupart des écrivains français qui ont paru dans Le Siècle de Louis XIV, pour servir à l'histoire littéraire de ce temps," Le Siècle de Louis XIV (1752)



Getcha Big Ass Soda Heah!

Once again, the soda ban has been BANNED:

The American Beverage Association, who filed the suit along with other groups like the NAACP, contended in their lawsuit that their industry was unnecessarily targeted in the city's fight against obesity.



Who's Crying Now?

Did this surprise anyone?

The Rent Control Board authorized a 1% increase on one year leases, and a 2.75% increase or two (or more) year leases.

Here's an excerpt from the New York Times piece:

Jimmy Silber, who owns a 100-unit building in Manhattan, called it political — and said the 1 percent increase was meaningless.



Beating A Dead Horse

I couldn't write anything yesterday.

For some reason, even after seeing the news item on television, it didn't seem real...but yet, here it is:



The So-Called War on Terror Is A Criminal Fraud - Prof. Michael Keefer

Linkapalloozza, Or I'm Just Going To Post Links Today

That's right - just a bunch of URLs today!

No...that's not fair at all. Anyone can cut and paste - let's get some pithy comments going on with those links:



The September 11th Museum

The museum dedicated to the memories of the 2,983 individuals lost to us on September 11th, 2001, is slated to be opened to the public on May 21, 2014.

There has been some discussion as to whether it was appropriate to house the remains of those lost to us in this edifice. Apparently, one Charles Wolf is in agreement with this plan. Other families, however, are very distraught about this.

It does sort of leave a weird taste in my mouth.



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