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NYC Severe Weather Warning

Submitted by ub on Fri, 08/19/2011 - 21:35

US National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the NYC area tonight. This storm could produce strong winds, hail and heavy rain. For more information visit:

http://www.weather.gov/nyc.

212-639-9675

BEWARE OF GIANT HOGWEEDS

Submitted by ub on Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:41

The City Island Garden Club, which is celebrating it's 50th year of service wants everyone to know about the dangers of a Giant Hogweed. Its got beautiful flowers as big as an umbrella and sap, which may cause blindness and skin burns.

This monster plant looks like Queen Ann's Lace, but on steroids. However it is as dangerous as a man eating plant. It is spreading in New York State with multiple confirmed sightings.

WE CANT GET SATISFACTION ;-(

Submitted by ub on Fri, 08/19/2011 - 15:26
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US satisfaction rates are down to 11%, according to a new Gallup poll finds that continued high unemployment, soldiers still dying in wars and a totally crazy stock market, the national mood is dropping fast.

These Gallup stats point to Americans growing increasingly angry since 2004, when our national satisfaction level slipped below 50%. It went below 40% in 2005 and 30% in 2009. WTH?

NY Senator Jeff Klein wants you to know...

Submitted by ub on Fri, 08/19/2011 - 10:18

NY Senator Jeff Klein released a new report showing foreclosed properties across New York City in a similar state of disrepair as the bank-owned property that claimed three lives in a fire last Spring.

He says that several of these properties also appear to be occupied while having serious building code violations levied against them – ratcheting up the potential for additional deadly consequences.

Headlines 8/19/11

Submitted by ub on Fri, 08/19/2011 - 09:38
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SLAUGHTER IN AFGHANISTAN. Bombs Kill Dozens.

EARTHQUAKE. More Tremors in Japan.

FINANCIAL PANIC. Wall Street Sell Off.

UNEMPLOYMENT. Where Are Jobs?

PATH TOLLS. Increases In, or Out of Order?

NO LAYOFFS. Break For NYC Parks.

To our constantly growing eyeballs and those attached - Thanks... Gracias... Xiexie...etc.

Submitted by ub on Thu, 08/18/2011 - 22:41

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CHINESE BASKETBRAWL

Submitted by ub on Thu, 08/18/2011 - 20:21

The intense rivalry between US and PRC has moved to the courts - the basketball courts. This is one of the nastiest basketbrawls ever, made more surreal by the fact that the Georgetown Hoyas were playing in China on a good- will tour gone bad. Usually these things involve some shoving and jersey-grabbing, but not this time.

Pay attention at 24 seconds in as a Georgetown player falls to the floor and a Chinese player drops to his knees to punch him in the face — repeatedly. Meanwhile, some degenerate rushed the court to stomp on another fallen Georgetown player’s stomach.

PRESSURE INCREASES ON SYRIA

Submitted by ub on Thu, 08/18/2011 - 17:01

President Obama has called for the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, to step down, and called for additional sanctions. It's the first time the United States has explicitly called for Mr. Assad’s departure from power.

The actions come in response to the deadly crackdown Syrian forces have been waging against pro-democracy protesters across the country.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hailed the sanctions, which are much sterner than previous measures.

Buses Reportedly Attacked Near Egypt

Submitted by ub on Thu, 08/18/2011 - 16:57

A couple of Israeli vehicles have been reportedly attacked near the border with Egypt. Apparently gunmen opened fire on an Israeli bus at the Red Sea resort of Eilat on Thursday, wounding passengers. The military reported another attack on a vehicle in the same area with more casualties, suggesting a coordinated terrorism.

YANKEE STADIUM TOUR

Submitted by ub on Thu, 08/18/2011 - 13:53

The Bronx County Historical Society is offering guided tours of the new YANKEE STADIUM on 8/27 @ 3:30P

The Bronx County Historical Society was founded in 1955 as a private, non-profit educational and cultural institution chartered by the New York State Board of Regents.

The Society is dedicated to the collection, preservation, documentation and interpretation of the history and heritage of The Bronx and its people from its earliest historical references in the 17th century to the present.

Contact: Angel Hernandez, Educator
The Bronx County Historical Society