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  • Anarchist Extremist : ANTIFA (NJ Dept of Homeland Security)

    08/15/2017 2:23:01 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 14 replies
    NJ Dept of Homeland Security ^ | June 12, 2017 | State of New Jersey
    Anti-fascist groups, or “Antifa,” are a subset of the anarchist movement and focus on issues involving racism, sexism, and anti-Semitism, as well as other perceived injustices. Self-described Antifa groups have been established across the United States and in several major cities, including New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and San Francisco. A majority of New Jersey-based anarchist groups are affiliated with the Antifa movement and are opposed to “fascism,” racism, and law enforcement. Antifa groups coordinate regionally and have participated in protests in New York City and Philadelphia. There are three loosely organized chapters in New Jersey, known as the North Jersey...
  • Is Salomon Melgen Ratting Out Sen. Robert Menendez?

    08/14/2017 3:45:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    NLPC ^ | August 13, 2017 | Peter Flaherty
    Menendez and Melgen in happier times Paul Mulshine of the Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger, the hometown newspaper of Senator Robert Menendez, has penned a column titled, “Will the eye doctor see his way clear to singing on the senator?” It’s about what a judge did in Thursday in Florida. Dr. Salomon Melgen, Menendez’ co-defendant on bribery charges, was supposed to be sentenced for his conviction on separate charges of Medicare fraud. The judge agreed to delay sentencing until after the bribery trial, scheduled for September in New Jersey, suggesting that Melgen may be cooperating with prosecutors and will testify against...
  • Princeton course fights 'fat phobia' through dance

    08/10/2017 10:57:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | August 10, 2017 | Matthew Penza
    Princeton University is offering a course this fall that will “examine the changing history, aesthetics, politics, and meanings of fatness” through dance and performance art. "FAT: The F-Word and the Public Body" is a 300-level course cross-listed under the Dance, American Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies programs, and will be taught by Professor Judith Hamera.
  • Judge: Democrat Bob Menendez Must Face Corruption Charge in Court

    08/09/2017 8:32:48 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 23 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | August 9, 2017 | Brent Scher
    A last-ditch attempt by Democratic senator Bob Menendez (N.J.) to avoid a federal corruption trial slated to start next month was rejected by a federal judge on Wednesday. Menendez, accused of giving political favors to Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen in exchange for campaign contributions and gifts, asked that the case against him be dismissed on account of the Supreme Court's 2016 decision to overturn the corruption conviction of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell (R.). Menendez's attorneys argued that none of the alleged assistance he offered Melgen were "official acts," and therefore, based on the Supreme Court's McDonnell decision, the...
  • Boy Scout leader accused of sexually abusing boy ‘hundreds of times’

    08/09/2017 11:00:08 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 9, 2017 | Tamar Lapin
    <p>A former New Jersey Boy Scout came forward to accuse his scoutmaster of abusing him “hundreds of times,” in the 1990s, reported.</p> <p>“Every interaction he had with me and my family was for his ultimate goal of molesting me,” Christopher Malcolm, now in his 30s, said outside his attorney’s office in Roseland on Wednesday.</p>
  • Regulating Guns

    08/09/2017 9:30:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies ^ | August 9, 2017 | John Stossel
    Have a gun license? Plan to bring your gun to my hometown? Don't. Mean New York authorities will make your life miserable. Patricia Jordan and her daughter flew here from her home state of Georgia. She wanted her gun nearby for protection. Jordan obeyed all the Transportation Security Administration's rules: She put her gun in a locked TSA-approved case with its bullets separate. She informed the airline that she had a gun. The airline had no problem with that. In New York City, she kept the gun locked in her hotel room. She never needed it, but her daughter told...
  • New Jersey woman charged with murder for shooting her wife in the face

    08/07/2017 10:50:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 7, 2017, 5:17 PM | CrimeSider Staff
    Prosecutors say a woman shot and killed her wife Sunday in their New Jersey home. Laura Bluestein, 28, was charged Monday with first degree murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and tampering with evidence. Police were called Sunday by a relative of Bluestein, who reported a possible assault at her home in Mount Holly, New Jersey. When they arrived they found 29-year-old Felicia Dormans dead from a gunshot wound to the face. …
  • Leonard Lance Poll on Immigration

    08/07/2017 8:45:44 AM PDT · by JayGalt · 14 replies
    Email ^ | 8/717 | Leonard Lance
  • The wedding crasher! Trump takes time out of his busy golf schedule to greet yet ANOTHER [wedding]

    08/05/2017 7:56:39 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 41 replies
    UK DailyMail ^ | 5 August 2017 | Cheyenne Roundtree
    President Donald Trump took time out of his busy schedule to greet a wedding party at his New Jersey golf club on the first day of his 17-day vacation. Trump hopped out of his golf cart to say hello and schmooze attendees of a wedding that was hosted at his National Golf Club in Bedminster on Saturday. The president sported his iconic Make America Great Again cap as he ambled over to the group and asked some of the women where the bride was. Trump was seemingly in a good mood on the first day of his 17-day golf vacation,...
  • Trump may host world leaders in NJ in September

    08/06/2017 12:06:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Standard Republic ^ | August 6, 2017 | Alexander Simon
    When President Donald Trump and other world leaders gather at the United Nations next month for the annual U.N. General Assembly, Trump may have a message for his fellow heads of state: “C’mon over to my golf club in New Jersey.” Trump is considering inviting an unspecified number of world leaders to the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, in the days surrounding the annual global gathering at the U.N. in New York City, the Washington Post reported. The U.S. president is expected to address the General Assembly for the first time Sept. 19 and also meet with...
  • NJ Father Spends $5K to Reprint HS Yearbooks That Censored Trump Slogans

    08/05/2017 2:10:37 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 4, 2017
    You may remember the story of a New Jersey high school that came under fire after President Trump's campaign logo and slogan were digitally removed from two students' yearbook photos and another student's quote from the president was also excluded. The students complained about Wall Township High School's censorship, which led to an outpouring of support - including from the president himself - and the eventual suspension of the school's yearbook club adviser. 200 copies of the yearbook were reissued with the photos and quote intact, at a cost of $10,000. Now, it's been revealed that the father of one...
  • Sen. Menendez Enters Third Year Facing Criminal Charges. Does Anyone Care?

    08/04/2017 11:35:18 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 20 replies
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | March 31, 2017 | Steven Nelson
    Sen. Bob Menendez may call a federal prison home if prosecutors prove he accepted bribes to do favors for a wealthy businessman. But you wouldn’t know that if you tuned in to Bloomberg TV last week to watch the New Jersey Democrat discuss a Securities and Exchange Commission nomination. The reporter didn’t mention the case. And there was nothing remarkable about the omission. Menendez regularly appears on cable news programs without viewers being told he faces felony corruption charges. CNN’s Jake Tapper didn’t mention the prosecution during a 10-minute interview on March 13 that focused on health care policy. Nor...
  • Here's what people turned in at N.J.'s biggest ever gun buyback(some pics)

    08/03/2017 8:47:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies ^ | 8/3.2017 | S.P. Sullivan
    There were nearly 5,000 weapons stacked high on rows of tables and jutting out of barrels inside the Newark Police Communication Center, where state and federal authorities announced the results of New Jersey’s largest gun buyback in state history. The amnesty program held at churches in Newark, Trenton and Camden allowed residents to carry in firearms no-questions-asked. Here’s what they brought. “Assault weapons” is a loaded term, but authorities say the buybacks brought in 129 semi-automatic and automatic weapons, some of which were illegal in New Jersey. “Many of those weapons are designed to pierce body armor, and getting just...
  • Princeton asks students to pick from six 'genders'

    08/01/2017 5:30:33 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 1, 2017 | Fox News
    Princeton to students: Be any gender or genders you want Princeton University is giving its students the option of picking a gender or, reportedly, several genders. The Ivy League’s student services interface, known as TigerHub, allows -- but does not require -- students to select one or more of the following: “Cisgender," "Genderqueer/gender non-conform[ing]," "Trans/transgender," "Man," "Woman," and "Other”. “Students use TigerHub to provide the University with personal information on a confidential basis,” a university spokesman told Fox News. “This information includes emergency contacts, their preferred name, and, if they wish to provide it in response to an optional question,...
  • New Jersey AG: Gun buy backs will help to slow violent crime

    07/28/2017 9:01:05 AM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies ^ | Andrew Shepperson
    The State Attorney General for New Jersey has been pumping up state-sponsored gun buy back programs scheduled for this weekend, arguing the events will help in the fight against violent crime. In an opinion piece published Thursday in the Star-Ledger, New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino admits that gun buy backs are not a complete solution but argues the events can do a lot to help law enforcement get crime guns off the streets. “Some doubters question the overall efficacy of buybacks, while others suggest that buybacks tend to bring in mostly old ‘attic’ guns,” Porrino said. “But once a...
  • Alien Gear Holsters Bashes Police For Shooting Man Who Was Shooting At Them

    07/27/2017 12:29:08 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 63 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 7/27/2017 | Snarky Cop
    Alien Gear Holsters made a post to their Facebook page Thursday morning which was critical of the officer-involved shooting of Antoquan Watson, suggesting that officers shouldn’t have shot him so many times. Antoquan Watson was high on PCP when he opened fire on officers during a vehicle pursuit and then exited his vehicle and started shooting at officers. In the post to Facebook, Alien Gear Holsters said: “A reasonable and prudent person follows a police officer’s orders; Angry people sometimes show reluctance, but is it ever okay to shoot someone 45 times?” They then posted a clip of the video,...
  • Here's Phil Murphy's pick for a running mate in gov race

    07/26/2017 10:34:49 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 5 replies
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | July 24, 2017 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    TRENTON -- Phil Murphy, the Democratic nominee for New Jersey governor, will announce he has chosen former state Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver to join his ticket as candidate for lieutenant governor, a source with knowledge of the selection process told NJ Advance Media. Murphy, a retired Wall Street executive and former U.S. ambassador to Germany under President Barack Obama, is expected to formally announce the pick as early as Wednesday, according to the source, who is not authorized to publicly discuss the choice and requested anonymity.
  • Why people are getting the hell out of the Northeast

    07/26/2017 9:06:34 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 155 replies
    Winter is coming for the North. Last year, three states in the Northeast — New Jersey, New York and Connecticut — landed in the top five places people were moving out of fastest, according to 2017 data from United Van Lines. (The other two states on the list were Illinois and Kansas.) And data from Pew Charitable Trusts found that while people are all about moving to the South (their population grew by nearly 1.4 million people from 2014 to 2015) and the West (866,000 more people,) the population growth in the Northeast is “sluggish.” The Northeastern exodus is particularly...
  • Princeton’s new ‘men’s engagement manager’ to combat aggressive masculinity on campus

    07/25/2017 5:59:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    College Fix ^ | July 25, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    Are young men at Princeton University violent, aggressive, hyper-masculine, stalkers, or rapists? A new position at the Ivy League institution indicates campus officials apparently think enough of its male students grapple with such problems that it warrants hiring a certified clinician dedicated to combating them.
  • Email for Menendez on Healthcare

    07/24/2017 5:51:04 PM PDT · by JayGalt · 9 replies
    email ^ | 7/24/17 | Email Senator Menendez
    Dear Friend, It’s a new week here in Washington and that means another week fighting back Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and sabotage our health care system. It’s such a cruel thing to do to millions of American families, especially when Democrats like me are ready to sit down and talk about real solutions to strengthen the ACA, not kill it. Is it really impossible for Republicans to pull the plug on partisanship and work with us? It wasn’t that long ago when Democrats faced a tough political choice: Sink an unpopular new Republican health care law...