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GETTING HER STRIPES

Someone needs to tell her mother! @ Times Square
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BOOZING IT WITH DARTH

Darth Vader making small talk.... (Is that a minor sitting at the bar?)
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MY PROVENANCE?

"The source of all, beginning, place of origin." But, actually, this Provenance is a restaurant in Mutua Valley, New Zealand. (Stopped in for lunch) Wasn't bad. MORE HERE
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THAI'S FIRST CLASS CABIN

A great ride from Sydney to Bangkok.
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COFFEE'S ON!

Coffee's on.... Look what's brewing in Bali -- Indonesia
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BLOODY WHAT?

Is this supposed to be Rhubarb? Try Blueberry Peach Cobbler.
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LIKE DUBAI?

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority cordially invite you to participate in a New York Briefing on Energy and Water Treatment Opportunities in Dubai Friday, August 1 Registration begings at 9:15 ...
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KILLING MINORITIES

Minority suicide From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. Researchers can see that, in some minority groups, the risk of suicide stands out. ...
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MEETBALL!

PATCHOGUE MAYOR PAUL PONTIERI and SUFFOLK COUNTY LEGISLATOR ROB CALARCO at a fundraising cocktail reception for Wednesday, August 20 th, 2014 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM That Meetball Place 54 West Main St. ...
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LOW-INCOME WORKERS LOST OUT

COMPTROLLER SCOTT M. STRINGER AUDIT REVEALS NYCHA FAILED TO ENSURE CONTRACTORS COMPLIED WITH HIRING REQUIREMENTS FOR LOW-INCOME NEW YORKERS NYCHA’s mismanagement deprived residents of hundreds ...
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LAND USE CAROUSEL

Mayor de Blasio’s Land Use Appointments Carousel Continues Naming Carl Weisbrod CPC Chair was only one of many major land-use appointments by Mayor De Blasio. Image Credit: Mayor’s Office. ...
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AUTOZONE ZONED OUT?

EEOC SUES AutoZone for Race Discrimination Auto Parts Giant Fired Black Manager for Resisting Race-Based Transfer, Federal Agency Charges Automotive parts retail chain AutoZone, Inc. violated federal ...
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MEET MAC MEMBERS

Mayor de Blasio Appoints 16 Members to The Mayor's Advisory Committee on The Judiciary Last week, Mayor de Blasio appointed 16 individuals to serve on the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the ...
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XAVIER'S HIRING

Employment Opportunities Mission. Founded in 1847, Xavier High School is an academically rigorous, Catholic, Jesuit, college preparatory school in New York City that educates intelligent, motivated ...
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DON'T LOWER THE DRINKING AGE

Americans Still Oppose Lowering the Drinking Age Reject lowering age to 18 by 74% to 25% by Jeffrey M. Jones PRINCETON, NJ -- Thirty years after federal legislation established 21 as a uniform minimum ...
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WHAT'S IN MY SAKE?

The microbes make the sake brewery A sake brewery has its own microbial terroir, meaning the microbial populations found on surfaces in the facility resemble those found in the product, creating the ...
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UNIQUELY UNSTERILE

FDA announces voluntary nationwide recall of all non-expired sterile drugs from Unique Pharmaceuticals The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals and consumers of a ...
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CONTAMINATED CACOCO

CaCoCo, Inc. Recalls Raw Drinking Chocolate Containing Voluntarily Recalled Organic Carob Powder From Their Supplier for Possible Salmonella Contamination CaCoCo, Inc. has been notified by its ...
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FALLEN RISING MOON

Carmel Food Group Announces a Voluntary Recall of One Code Date of Mislabeled Butternut Squash Ravioli Due to Undeclared Allergens Carmel Food Group today issued a voluntary recall of Rising Moon ...
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UNSHACKLED

The Face of Dog Fighting Gets the Life He Deserves You may have seen this photo before. It was taken last August at the scene of a dog fighting raid, and it has been used in ASPCA advertisements all ...
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TAKE A HIKE (BOVINA)!

Department of Environmental Protection to Host Community Hike on Recently Preserved Land in Delaware County Town of Bovina Saturday hike will take place on protected land in the Cannonsville Reservoir ...
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DEEPENING ROOTS IN AUSTIN

Gov. Perry Announces TEF Investments Bringing New Charles Schwab Facility to El Paso and Deepening Company’s Roots in Austin Gov. Rick Perry recently announced that two Texas Enterprise Fund ...
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JOE'S RIGHT

Lucas -- Joe Kennedy III is right: Boehner’s DEAD SET on picking off strong Democrats like Cheri. If we don’t gear up for his $30 million ad buy today, Cheri’s first reelection ...
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INFRINGING ON INFRINGEMENT

Rep. Nadler on Combating Copyright Infringement Last week, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, ...
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THE NUGE LIKES SHERIFF JOE

You may know me by one of my many nicknames: The Nuge, The Motor City Madman, or Uncle Ted. My name is Ted Nugent, known for more than 50 blazing years of hardcore dedication to God, family, country ...
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MALONEY'S ANTI-SEX TRAFFICKING

Maloney supports new anti-sex trafficking measures Last week, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) voted to pass eight bills to combat sex trafficking. Maloney co-chairs the Congressional Caucus on ...
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LAW "NOT IMMUNE FROM CRITICISM"

City, State Seek Dismissal of Suit Challenging Property-Tax System Black, Hispanic Renters Say Rental Buildings Taxed at Higher Rates Than Co-ops, Condos, Houses By: Josh Barbanel -- July 28, 2014 ...
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WHEN YOU DON'T ANIMAL TEST...

(TOO) Powerful Skincare for Men? Kiehl's display @ Macy's Herald Square (I wonder if the genius that came up with this concept still has a job.)
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THIS IS THAI'S BUSINESS

Looks a little tight in the middle....
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WELCOME TO KOREA

Please one person at a time. Please take off your sunglasses & hat. Please refrain from cell phone use. Please have your passport & immigration card ready.
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BRONX ALE!

At the Bruckner Bar and Grill — Bronx, New York. Photo credit: Gines Pasamonte
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IS THAT A MATZAH BALL?

Gottlieb's Delicatessen — Williamsburg. Photo credit: Gines Pasamonte
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KOREAN PIZZA

That looks like a french bread pizza.
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HONORING VITO MARCANTONIO

Do you have 2 minutes and 40 seconds? Check out this brief, inspiring video about the free event below on the legendary Congressman Vito Marcantonio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKE0yylTyTg Join ...
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DRUGGED TWEETS

Marijuana tweets From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. A study says hundreds of thousands of teenagers get Twitter messages as often as ...
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LUNCH WITH MARK LANGFAN

Join the RJC for a lunch program with Mark Langfan "A Strategic Review of Threats to Israel" Wednesday, August 20th 12:00 - 1:00PM Location provided upon RSVP Cost RJC Members - $10 ...
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OPERATION MIS-MODIFICATION?

Federal and State Agencies Stop Phony Mortgage Relief Schemes FTC Brings Six Actions Against Scams That Allegedly Preyed on Homeowners with Operation Mis-Modification The Federal Trade Commission has ...
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HAS GOODWILL LOST GOODWILL?

Goodwill to Pay $100,000 to Settle EEOC Lawsuit for Retaliation Lawton Store Fired Worker for Testifying on Behalf of Discrimination Victim, Federal Agency Charged Goodwill Industries will pay ...
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ISAIAH 61

Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of First Niagara Falls Home Renovation Project by Isaiah 61 Open House Celebrates Successful Project that Provided Job Training, Revitalized a Neighborhood and ...
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DOES THIS REPEL YOU?

EPA Introduces New Graphic to Help Consumers Make Informed Choices about Insect Repellents The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently unveiled a new graphic that will be available to appear on ...
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BEER'S KING

Beer Is Americans' Adult Beverage of Choice This Year More than six in 10 adults say they drink, similar to recent averages by Lydia Saad PRINCETON, NJ -- As they have for most of the past two ...
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ABUSE-DETERRING OXYCODONE

FDA approves new extended-release oxycodone with abuse-deterrent properties The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Targiniq ER (oxycodone hydrochloride and naloxone hydrochloride ...
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WILDLIFE LOSS = SOCIAL UNREST & INJUSTICE

New study draws links between wildlife loss and social conflicts Authors say wildlife loss leads to exploitative labor practices, violence, and organized crime Citing many sobering examples of how ...
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DON'T TANGO WITH THIS DANCING STAR

Dancing Star LLC, Buckland, MA 01338 Issues Voluntary Recall For Various Snacks Because They Contain Organic Carob Powder From Ciranda, Inc., Hudson, WI 54016, Which May Be Contaminated With ...
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HOPE THEY'RE HUNGRY

Where's all that chicken and shrimp going? Good Morning America crew cleans up after an outdoor cooking segment with Emeril. (Times Square) (Missed him by a few minutes.)
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CONTAMINATED CHICKEN WRAPS

Texas Firm Recalls Ready-to-eat Products For Possible Listeria Contamination Great American Marketing, a Houston, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 475 pounds of FSIS and FDA-regulated, ...
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DISAPPOINTED IN OBAMA

RJC to Pres. Obama: Remember Your Commitment to Israel "If somebody was sending rockets into my house where my two daughters sleep at night, I'm going to do everything in my power to stop ...
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ELECTION DAY'S MILES AWAY

Lucas -- A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to help me celebrate my birthday. Your support means so much to me, and I was really surprised when Kim showed me the card! I can always count ...
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