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WANTED: Riot and Attempted Assault (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department continues to investigate the violent incident in the 19th Precinct on Friday night, and is asking for the public’s help. The NYPD has canvassed the area to obtain video and additional evidence. It is also seeking information regarding persons-of-interest seen in video already reviewed. Thus far, no one has filed a complaint with the NYPD regarding this incident. If you were the victim of a crime, or have information about the event Friday night on the Upper East Side, please call 1-800-577-TIPS. The NYPD will continue to work with our federal and and state law enforcement partners to keep New York City the safest big city in the nation. There is no place in our city for disorder or violence.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are kept confidential.

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43 Names Added to the Battery Park City Police Memorial Wall

Police Commissioner James O’Neill, Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYPD members, and loved ones gathered in Battery Park City to honor 43 fallen NYPD heroes as their names were added to the Police Memorial Wall. Created in honor of those who lost their lives in the line of duty, the Police Memorial now bears 904 names. Twenty-four of the officers added died from illnesses associated with their search and recovery work after the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. Detective Miosotis Familia was shot and killed in the line of duty on the night of July 5th in the Bronx and Detective Steven McDonald died as a result of gunshot wounds he received 31 years earlier, on July 12, 1986.

Police Commissioner O’Neill took the opportunity to celebrate the lives of the 43 officers and reflect on their dedication to the people of our city:

“Their lives were spent, and ultimately ended, in service to this great city and the people they cared so deeply about.”

In his remarks, Police Commissioner O’Neill also emphasized the importance of standing by the families of our fallen and continuing to renew our promise to never forget:

“Our Department’s motto is ‘Fidelis ad Mortem’ or Faithful until Death. But we, and all who come after us, remain faithful to our fallen brothers and sisters forever.”

The following members of the service were added to the Police Memorial Wall:

 

Detective First Grade

Miosotis P. Familia

46 Precinct

 On July 5, 2017, Police Officer Miosotis P. Familia was shot and critically wounded in the line of duty in an unprovoked, premeditated attack by a recidivist criminal out on parole. She died a short time later at Saint Barnabas Hospital.

Police Officer Familia and her partner were working a midnight tour and sitting in a Department mobile command vehicle stationed at the corner of East 183rd Street and Creston Avenue in the Bronx, when an armed man walked up to the vehicle and shot her through the front passenger’s side window. One of the gunmen was shot and killed by responding officers one block from the scene of the shooting.

At her funeral on July 11, 2017, Police Commissioner O’Neill posthumously promoted Officer Familia to Detective First Grade.  Police Officer Familia was 48-years-old, and a 12-year veteran of the Department.

 

Detective First Grade

Steven McDonald

Central Park Precinct

 Detective Steven McDonald died as a result of gunshot wounds he received 31 years earlier, on July 12, 1986. Detective McDonald was on foot patrol in Central Park, near Fifth Avenue and 107th Street, when he encountered a group of teenagers believed to be involved in a robbery. Detective McDonald stopped them near the boathouse on Harlem Meer. As he was questioning the teens one of them drew a concealed .22 caliber revolver and fired, striking Detective McDonald three times. The first bullet hit him in the head, the second hit his throat, and the third shattered his spine.   He was transported to a local hospital where it was determined that his near fatal injuries had caused paralysis. As a result, he was confined to a wheelchair and needed the assistance of a ventilator to breathe. An avid New York Rangers fan, and a former U.S. Navy hospital corpsman, Detective McDonald was a third generation police officer. He is survived by his devoted and dear wife, Patricia Ann, the Mayor of Malverne, NY. At the time of the shooting, she was pregnant with their son, Conor, who followed in his father’s footsteps.  He eventually earned his detective shield and was recently promoted to sergeant -his father being a proud witness to the ceremony. Detective Steven McDonald is also survived by his father, David, a retired NYPD sergeant. On January 10, 2017, Detective McDonald died as a direct result of complications from the gunshot wounds.  He was 59 years old.

 

SERGEANT

Donald S. Conniff

9 Precinct

Sergeant Donald S. Conniff died on December 5, 2015, from injuries he sustained on January 1, 1998, when his vehicle was hit by a drunk driver as he was traveling to his next assigned detail. Sergeant Conniff began his career with the NYC Transit PD on May 18, 1992, and rolled over to the NYPD just before the two merged. He was awarded nine commendations during his time as a cop, and made nearly 100 arrests. On March, 29, 1996, he was promoted to Sergeant. Tragedy struck on the morning of January 1, 1998, just hours after Sergeant Conniff had worked New Year’s Eve in Times Square, and was then on his way to work another detail at City Hall. A drunk driver went through a red light and struck his car just blocks from his station house. For the next 17 years, and after a valiant battle, Sergeant Conniff died on December 12, 2015.

 

The following 24 members of the service died as a result of 9/11 related illnesses contracted in the line of duty:

 

DEPUTY CHIEF

James G. Molloy

Detective Bureau

Deputy Chief James G. Molloy joined the New York City Police Department on January 26, 1982.  He was promoted to Sergeant in February 1987; Lieutenant in June 1989; Captain in August 1993; Deputy Inspector in July 2000; Inspector in October 2002; and Deputy Chief in October 2007.  He has served in the 71, 75, 84, 101, 102, 103 and 109 Precincts, the Narcotics Division, the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Operations, Detective Borough Queens Major Crimes, the Special Operations Division, the Emergency Services Unit, Detective Borough Brooklyn North, and the Detective Bureau.  A 35-year veteran of the NYPD, Deputy Chief Molloy has served as the Commanding Officer of the 101 Precinct, Detective Borough Queens North, the Crime Control Bureau, the Emergency Services Unit, and Detective Borough Brooklyn North. Deputy Chief Molloy died on January 30, 2017.

 

POLICE SURGEON

Murtain Haskin

Medical Division

Police Surgeon Murtain Haskin joined the New York City Police Department on January 8, 1999.  He specialized in Family Practice and Emergency Medicine. An 18-year veteran of the NYPD, Police Surgeon Haskin died on May 19, 2017.

 LIEUTENANT

John C. Rowland

Counterterrorism Bureau

Lieutenant John C. Rowland joined the New York City Transit Police Department on January 26, 1988.  He was promoted to Sergeant in June 1994; and to Lieutenant in October 2000. A 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Lieutenant Rowland served in several commands during his career, including Transit Districts 1 and 4, the Homeless Outreach Unit, Transit Bureau Special Operations Division; Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Counterterrorism; and the Counterterrorism Division.  He was recognized once for Excellent Police Duty and for Meritorious Police Duty.  Lieutenant Rowland retired on January 4, 2008.  He died on January 26, 2017.

 

SERGEANT

Patrick J. Boyle

Patrol Borough Bronx

 Sergeant Patrick J. Boyle joined the New York City Police Department on January 3, 1983.  He was promoted to Detective in January 1991 and to Sergeant in March 1997.  A 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Sergeant Boyle also served in the 41, 43 and 46 Precincts, and Patrol Borough Bronx.  During his career, he has made almost 290 arrests and was recognized six times for Excellent Police Duty and once for Meritorious Police Duty.  Sergeant Boyle retired on January 4, 2003.  He died on September 15, 2016.

 

SERGEANT

Patrick T. Coyne

Police Service Area 8

Sergeant Patrick T. Coyne joined the New York City Housing Police Department in January 26, 1982.  A 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Sergeant Coyne was promoted to Sergeant in June 1990.  He also served in the 50 Precinct and Police Service Area 6.  During the course of his career, Sergeant Coyne was recognized three times for Excellent Police Duty.  Sergeant Coyne retired on March 1, 2002.  He died on March 12, 2017.

 

SERGEANT

Terrence S. O’Hara

Gang Squad Queens North

Sergeant Terrence S. O’Hara joined the New York City Police Department on August 31, 1998.  He was promoted to sergeant in November 2003. An 11-year veteran of the NYPD, Sergeant O’Hara served in several commands during his career, including the 103 and 110 Precincts, Detective Borough Queens North, and the Gang Squad Queens North.  Sergeant O’Hara retired on August 1, 2009.  He died on March 10, 2017.

 

SERGEANT

Michael B. Wagner

1 Precinct

Sergeant Michael B. Wagner joined the New York City Police Department in January 25, 1982.  He was promoted to Sergeant in March 1991. A 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Sergeant Wagner also served in the 5 and 7 Precincts.  He made almost 105 arrests and was recognized seven times for Excellent Police Duty and was a recipient of a Commendation.  Sergeant Wagner retired on January 26, 2002.  He died on April 27, 2007.

 

DETECTIVE FIRST GRADE

Gerard A. Ahern

71 Precinct Detective Squad

Detective First Grade Gerard A. Ahern joined the New York City Police Department on July 15, 1986.  He was promoted to Detective in March 1994; Detective Second Grade in December 1999; and Detective First Grade in April 2007.  A 22-year veteran of the NYPD, Detective First Grade Ahern made over 435 arrests and was recognized 10 times for Excellent Police Duty and three times for Meritorious Police Duty.  He is also the recipient of a Commendation.  Detective Ahern retired on September 1, 2008.  He died on October 24, 2016.

 

DETECTIVE

James T. Giery

Forensic Investigations Division

Detective James T. Giery joined the New York City Housing Police Department on July 16, 1984.  He was promoted to Police Officer Special Assignment in December 1990 and to Detective in June 1995. A 21-year veteran of the NYPD, Detective Giery served in several commands during his career, including Police Service Areas 4 and 5, the Housing Bureau, the Office of Management Analysis and Planning, the Crime Scene Unit, and the Detective Bureau Field Investigation Division.  Detective Giery retired on October 29, 2005.  He died on September 20, 2016.

 

DETECTIVE

William D. Kinane

Organized Crime Control Bureau

Detective William D. Kinane joined the New York City Police Department on January 25, 1982. He was promoted to Detective in April 2000.  A 25-year veteran of the NYPD, Detective Kinane served in several commands, including the 63 Precinct, the Licensed Division, and the Narcotics Division.  Detective Kinane retired on August 1, 2002. He died on June 13, 2017.

 

DETECTIVE

Stephen T. Kubinski

13 Precinct Detective Unit

Detective Stephen T. Kubinski joined the New York City Police Department on January 9, 1986.  He was promoted to Detective in December 1998. A 21-year veteran of the NYPD, Detective Kubinski served his entire career assigned to the 13 Precinct. During the course of his career, Detective Kubinski made 312 arrests and was recognized four times for Excellent Police Duty, and once for Meritorious Police Duty.  He was also a recipient of an Honorable Mention.   Detective Kubinski retired on February 21, 2007.  He died on January 6, 2017.

 

DETECTIVE

Christian R. Lindsay

Emergency Service Squad 6

Detective Christian R. Lindsay joined the New York City Police Department on October 15, 1990.  He was promoted to Detective in December 2004.  He also served in the 84 and 60 Precincts, and the Emergency Services Unit.   A 25-year veteran of the NYPD, Detective Lindsay has made 125 arrests and has been recognized four times for Excellent Police Duty and six times for Meritorious Police Duty.  Detective Lindsay retired on December 1, 2015.  He died on February 12, 2017.

 

DETECTIVE

George C. Remouns, Jr.

Narcotics Borough Bronx

Detective George C. Remouns, Jr. joined the New York City Police Department on January 21, 1985.  He was promoted to Detective in May 1994.  A 28-year veteran of the NYPD, Detective Remouns served in several commands throughout his career, including the 40 Precinct, the Organized Crime Control Bureau, the Bronx North Narcotics Division, and Narcotics Borough Bronx.  He made over 600 arrests and was recognized seven times for Excellent Police Duty and once for Meritorious Police Duty.  Detective Remouns retired on November 1, 2013.  He died on April 21, 2017.

 

DETECTIVE SECOND GRADE

Thomas P. Ward

Joint Terrorist Task Force

Detective Second Grade Thomas P. Ward joined the New York City Police Department on January 21, 1985.  He was promoted to Detective in October 1991 and to Detective Second Grade in July 2002. A 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Detective Second Grade Ward served in several commands during his career, including the 62 and 77 Precincts; the 77 Precinct Detective Squad; Detective Bureau Special Investigations Division; and the Joint Terrorist Task Force.  He made 215 arrests and was recognized 33 times for Excellent Police Duty and 13 times for Meritorious Police Duty.  He is also a recipient of two Commendations and one Exceptional Merit.  Detective Second Grade Ward retired on September 1, 2005.  He died on July 8, 2016.

 

POLICE OFFICER

Judy A. Ghany-Barounis

47 Precinct

Police Officer Judy A. Ghany-Barounis joined the New York City Police Department on January 26, 1988.  A 15-year veteran of the NYPD, Police Officer Ghany served her entire career assigned to the 47 Precinct.  During the course of her career, she made almost 135 arrests and was recognized three times for Excellent Police Duty.  Police Officer Ghany retired on February 18, 2003.  She died on September 13, 2016.

 

POLICE OFFICER

William J. King

Strategic Response Group 1

Police Officer William J. King joined the New York City Police Department on July 25, 1983.  A 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Police Officer King also served in the Street Crime Unit.  During the course of his career, Police Office King made almost 625 arrests and was recognized 12 times for Excellent Police Duty and four times for Meritorious Police Duty.  He is also a recipient of a Commendation.  Police Officer King retired on August 1, 2003.  He died on October 25, 2016.

 

POLICE OFFICER

Christine A. Reilly

Transit Borough Bronx/Queens

 Police Officer Christine A. Reilly joined the New York City Transit Police Department on April 30, 1991.  A 26-year veteran of the NYPD, Police Officer Reilly served in several commands throughout her career, including Transit Districts 4, 20 and 32, and Transit Borough Queens.   She was recognized once for Excellent Police Duty.  Police Officer Reilly died on January 3, 2017.

 

POLICE OFFICER

Wayne J. Sblano

Taxi Unit

Police Officer Wayne J. Sblano joined the New York City Police Department on January 26, 1982.  A 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Police Officer Sblano also served in the 63 Precinct.  During the course of his career, Police Office Sblano made almost 240 arrests and was recognized five times for Excellent Police Duty.  Police Officer Sblano retired on January 17, 2002.  He died on June 22, 2016.

 

 POLICE OFFICER

Peter M. Sheridan

50 Precinct

 Police Officer Peter M. Sheridan joined the New York City Police Department on January 20, 1987.  A 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Police Officer Sheridan also served in the 30 and 50 Precincts, and Detective Borough Bronx.  During his career, he made almost 190 arrests and was the recipient of a Commendation. Police Officer Sheridan retired on January 26, 2007. He died on July 31, 2016.

 

POLICE OFFICER

Richard E. Taylor

Highway Unit 1

Police Officer Richard E. Taylor joined the New York City Police Department in January 9, 1986.  A 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Police Officer Taylor also served in the 32 Precinct.  During the course of his career, Police Officer Taylor made 95 arrests and was recognized once for Excellent Police Duty and once for Meritorious Police Duty.  Police Officer Taylor retired on January 31, 2006.  He died on March 6, 2016.

 

POLICE OFFICER

Reginald Umpthery

Midtown North Precinct

Police Officer Reginald Umpthery joined the New York City Police Department on July 11, 1988.  A 25-year veteran of the NYPD, Police Officer Umpthery also served in the 9 Precinct. During the course of his career, Police Officer Umpthery made almost 105 arrests and was recognized twice for Excellent Police Duty. Police Officer Umpthery retired on October 1, 2013.  He died on September 19, 2015.

 

POLICE OFFICER

John F. Vierling, Jr.

111 Precinct

Police Officer John F. Vierling, Jr. joined the New York City Police Department on January 3, 1983.  A 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Police Officer Vierling also served in Patrol Borough Queens North.  During the course of his career, Police Officer Vierling made almost 30 arrests and was recognized once for Excellent Police Duty and once for Meritorious Police Duty.  He was also a recipient of a Commendation.  Police Officer Vierling retired on January 5, 2003.  He died on February 22, 2016.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT AGENT

Eugene P. Hourican

Traffic Enforcement Division

Administrative Traffic Enforcement Agent Eugene P. Hourican joined the New York City Police Department on April 30, 1990, as a traffic enforcement agent. He was promoted to Associate Traffic Enforcement Agent Level-1 in April 1990; Associate Traffic Enforcement Agent Level-2 in March 1999; Associate Traffic Enforcement Agent Level-3 in August 2002; and to Administrative Traffic Enforcement Agent in April 2008. A 22-year member of the service, Administrative Traffic Enforcement Agent Hourican served in the Transportation Bureau Special Operations Section; Transportation Bureau South Intersection Control Annex; Transportation Bureau North Intersection Control; Manhattan Tow Pound; and Transportation Bureau South Intersection.   Administrative Traffic Enforcement Agent Hourican died on June 25, 2012.

 

SUPERVISOR

Umberto Corso

Building Maintenance Section

Supervisor Umberto Corso joined the New York City Police Department on July 28, 1997.  He was promoted to supervisor in June 2000.  A 10-year civilian member of the NYPD, Supervisor Corso retired on August 19, 2007.  He died on July 31, 2010.

 

 

 

 

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Brooklyn Transit Officers Save Unresponsive Infant

“At the time I definitely felt like that could be my son,” said Police Officer Charles Edwards.

Two Transit District 30 cops are being hailed as heroes after their quick actions saved an infant. On October 9th, Officers Charles Edwards and Damion Graham were in the right place at the right time. Around 7:30 p.m. they received a call about a 1 year old that had stopped breathing on the southbound A/C platform of the Franklin Avenue subway station. Considering the officers were only a block away, they rushed to the scene. At the platform, Officer Edwards & Officer Graham immediately began chest compressions while waiting for medical assistance to arrive. When the officers found out EMS was four minutes out, they knew what they had to do:

“Four minutes seemed like an eternity,” said Officer Edwards.

Officer Edwards and Officer Graham made the quick decision to rush 1-year-old Amir Niveez to the emergency room as they performed infant CPR. Medical staff at the hospital were able to revive Amir and he is expected to make a full recovery.

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Hometown Heroes: Sleuthing police partners clamp down on noisy illegal parties plaguing Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods (NY Daily News)

Officers Nicholas Martucci, 31 (right), and Stefan Olynyk, 32, of the 75th Precinct in East New York, Brooklyn. (Gardiner Anderson for New York Daily News)

(Graham Rayman/NY Daily News)– This summer, folks in neighborhoods in Queens and Brooklyn got fed up with the thundering music and mess caused by illegal parties thumping away at all hours on weekend nights

The complaints found their way to Officers Nicholas Martucci and Stefan Olynyk of the 75thPrecinct in East New York, Brooklyn.

The two cops, both seven-year veterans, are part of the Neighborhood Coordination program touted by Police Commissioner James O’Neill as building bridges between the NYPD and the community.

Initially, people in Ozone Park, Queens, complained June 20 in a Neighborhood Coordination Build the Block community meeting that they had tired of being plagued most weekends by music so loud it could be heard 3 miles away.

“There was a family with a baby who couldn’t sleep as a result of these parties,” Martucci, 31, said.

Martucci and Olynyk, 32, changed their tours from day to night and, through some sleuthing, found a series of impromptu popup parties operating within a few blocks of each other near the Gateway Center mall in East New York.

Read more from the NY Daily News [HERE].

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Births/Deaths Marriages

Koushik Roy, October 14, 2018, East Elmhurst, New York

Koushik passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2018.

Koushik was a resident of East Elmhurst, New York.


Mya Michelle Jiminez, October 15, 2018, East Elmhurst, New York

Mya passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018.

Mya was a resident of East Elmhurst, New York at the time of passing.


Theedie Bell Little, 82, July 10, 1936 - October 5, 2018, Brooklyn, New York

Theedie was born on July 10, 1936 and passed away on Friday, October 5, 2018.

Theedie was a resident of Brooklyn, New York at the time of passing.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Hemby-Willoughby Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in the Eastlawn Cemetery in Tarboro, NC. A viewing will be held one hour prior (10:00 - 11:00 AM).


Jose A. Acevedo, 76, November 19, 1941 - October 16, 2018, Jersey City, New Jersey

Jose was born on November 19, 1941 and passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

Jose was a resident of Jersey City, New Jersey at the time of passing.

Services will take place on Saturday, October 16, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Riotto Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Jersey City (for GPS navigation, please use Address: 14 Stagg St., Jersey City). Visitation at the Riotto Funeral Home from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM on October 20, 2018.


Davon Christopher Brown, 24, March 4, 1994 - October 12, 2018, Brooklyn, New York

Davon was born on March 4, 1994 and passed away on Friday, October 12, 2018.

Davon was a resident of Brooklyn, New York at the time of passing.


Events

Elton John

Elton John
Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Madison Square Garden

4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, New York 10001 United States

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars
Monday, October 1, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Prudential Center

25 Lafayette Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102 United States

School/Class News

Out in Two Cohort Has High GPAs and Higher Aspirations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On October 11, a ceremony and reception at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) celebrated the Fall 2018 Out in Two inductees, a cohort of 25 students selected from a pool of 113 applicants, according to Richard Naughton, who coordinates the program with fellow Senior Academic Advisor Jonathan Matamoros.

Among other strengths—including their community service and resilience—the scholars hold exceptional Grade Point Averages, or GPAs.

“We are very proud of this semester’s cohort. The students possess very impressive academic records. Nine of the 25 cohort members have a 4.0 GPA, and all but one of the new scholars has a GPA higher than 3.5; the lowest GPA is 3.48,” said Naughton.

BMCC Interim President Karrin E. Wilks delivered welcome remarks to the new cohort of scholars, who gathered along with their friends, family, classmates and members of the BMCC community in Richard Harris Terrace at the college’s main campus.

“We know that you have already been successful, that you have distinguished yourselves as students and citizens,” Wilks said. “Your commitment is inspiring to us. The world needs more smart, dedicated, tenacious leaders to make a difference not only in your careers and communities, but to make the world a better place for all of us.”

Acting Provost Erwin Wong told the Out in Two scholars, “We have nothing but the highest expectation that you will make us proud. We are confident we will see you doing many great things in your time at BMCC and beyond.”

Doris Holz, Vice President of Development and Chief Operating Officer of the BMCC Foundation congratulated the inductees, “on behalf of myself and the entire BMCC Foundation Board,” she said. “There is a lot of talent and hard work in this group of scholars. You are an inspiration to us all.”

Donors and dedicated staff ensure success of Out in Two scholars

Out in Two, a program unique to BMCC, provides support to help high-achieving students graduate within two years and transfer to a senior college. Out in Two scholars are closely mentored by BMCC faculty and staff. They solve academic challenges together, share resources and build networks that extend into their professional careers.

The Out in Two cohorts have doubled in size in the last few years, and that growth has been supported by donations from the BMCC Foundation, the Derfner Foundation, the Meringoff Family Foundation and the Southpole Foundation.

“We are grateful for the ongoing, generous donations of leading foundations who understand the value of supporting a cohort or small group program,” says Vice President Holz. “Out in Two, a close-knit learning community at BMCC, has proven to build student retention and success. The Out in Two scholars have earned an overall two-year graduate rate of 91 percent, and transfer to prestigious institutions including Cornell University, New York University, Vassar, Smith College and many others.”

The ceremony’s alumni speaker, Bhawna Seth (’17, Communication Studies), served as Out in Two Club President and has been accepted to Baruch College, CUNY. Today, she works as a College Assistant at BMCC for the Panther Partners program in the Office of Student Affairs.

Seth shared her experience in Out in Two. Having grown up in India, in a family of “many girls,” she said, “many things in our lives were determined by our gender.” At BMCC, she found mentors who “supported my freedom to experiment, and to take risks without being judged. Each of us has his or her own unique way to contribute.”

Out in Two scholar and liberal arts major Wendy Ihama said she appreciates the program’s one-on-one advising, and trips such as one planned for next week to the United Nations in midtown Manhattan.

“I want to study international relations once I graduate from BMCC, and eventually work as a foreign service officer,” she said. “The Out in Two program helps us complete our degrees but also helps us plan for the future and transfer to a bachelor’s degree program.”

Simon Dybowksi, an Out in Two scholar and video arts and technology major said what he likes about the program “is our community of students who are focused on their careers and doing well in their studies.”

In the past few years, he said, he has been creating content for videos, and wants to produce documentaries that focuses on issues related to children, who he works with through community service projects.

The Fall 2018 Out in Two scholarship recipients include Yetunde Adesunloro, Ingrid Becker, Barbara Bessa, Fernando Campos, Chiara Cutelli, Claudia Daporta, Richard Dias, Mamadou Doumbia, Szymon (Simon) Dybowski, Simcha Goldwurm, Wendy Ihama, Patrick Izidro De Souza, Regina Jackson, Monette Jacobs, Jean Lacap, Angie Maldonado Rodriguez, Moyosore Omolayo, Miriam Palma, Nino Pateishvili, Kevin Romeus, Lylia Saurel, Kate Sukhnandan, Gabriela Vassallo, Tingting Wu and Rei Yoshida.


BMCC Partnership With NYU Opens Doors for Ambitious Students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Through a partnership between two New York University (NYU) programs—the Pipeline Opportunity for Inter-Collegiate STEM Education (POISE) and the Gallatin Undergraduate Initiative for Discovery in Education GUIDE—two select groups of Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students will gain access to academic resources, mentors and scholarships at NYU. They will also have the opportunity to either attend or observe a class at NYU, while they complete their associate degree at BMCC.

Through the BMCC Office of Student Affairs and Office of Academic Affairs, students are selected for the programs based on their academic excellence and unique contributions to the BMCC community.   POISE connects BMCC students focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) with theAcademic Achievement Program (AAP) within NYU’s College of Arts and Science (CAS). This links them to bachelor’s degree programs where they can continue their education in STEM, as well as in psychology and related majors.

GUIDE brings BMCC students into the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where faculty and advisors help them prepare for Gallatin’s rigorous Bachelor of Arts degree program. GUIDE is tailored for students interested in developing their own program of study in the area of social justice, which includes a focus on social movements, law and governance, urban democracy, economics, identity, political literature and art, as well as environmental studies.

Each pipeline program welcomes BMCC students to become part of the NYU campus community. In addition to meeting with mentors, the POISE and GUIDE students receive an NYU ID and are able to join NYU student groups and utilize resources such as the NYU library. Once they graduate from BMCC and are accepted into NYU, they are eligible to apply for generous scholarships.

POISE scholars pursue STEM opportunities at NYU

The POISE scholars are Precious Adeyemi-Ogunleye, Joanne Callaghan, Erick Cochea, Amy Jimenez, Sohna Aisha Joof, Manoel Kadja , Radha Longo, Emmanuel Ologundudu, Jeydy Perezand Fadel Yerima.

BMCC science major Fadel Yerima says that, “NYU has a great neuroscience program. It could open doors I can’t even imagine now and it has tons of resources. Ultimately, I want to attend medical school, to focus on neurology and become a neurosurgeon.”

Science major Jeydy Perez says that interacting with the NYU academic community will challenge her, academically. “I recently completed an internship at a hospital in Dominican Republic,” she says, “and I was shocked at their lack of resources. I talked to a little boy who was there for an appendix that needed to be extracted, and that got me focused on the pediatric side of medicine.”

Sohna Aisha Joof, a science for health professions major at BMCC, intends to work toward a career as a trauma surgeon. Joanne Callaghan, a BMCC science major, is interested in a career in pharmacology, and wants to transfer into the biochemistry program at NYU, while science major Precious Adeyemi-Ogunleye is interested in NYU’s dental school.

GUIDE students embrace the rigor of NYU

The GUIDE scholars include D’Ilyna Adams, Dara Hyacinthe, Owen Kellaway, Jayshawn Lee and Shaina Vallejos. Each one takes a class at NYU, while completing their associate degree at BMCC.

Business Administration major Shaina Vallejos says that she looks forward to integrating her interests into a major she could create through NYU’s Gallatin School of Individual Study. She appreciates the level of discourse she has encountered in her class at NYU: “Instead of ‘Reading, Understanding and Accepting’, our class discussions at NYU seem to focus on, ‘Reading, Understanding and Questioning’.”

“I appreciate the new level of challenge,” said Writing and Literature major Jay Shaunless, and gerontology major Owen Kellaway says, “The GUIDE program is really rigorous, and it has that social justice lens that I share and that is central to my work.”

“We are super excited you are here.”

Michael Hutmaker, BMCC Dean of Student Affairs, told the gathering of POISE and GUIDE scholars, “Your ability, your intellect and your drive are on the same level as any student at NYU.” While it might be challenging to transfer to a senior college like NYU, he said, “You will already be part of the community. Try to get over there to the NYU campus once a week. Meet with an advisor, make sure they know who you are. If they are aware of your strengths and goals, they can be of more assistance when you apply to NYU.”

Erwin Wong, BMCC Acting Provost, told the group, “As POISE and GUIDE students, you’ll be assessed by the faculty and staff at NYU. It’s also important that you assess them; that you pay close attention to whether NYU is a good fit for you and your goals. Whatever happens, the level of engagement you have at NYU will be valuable experience whether you eventually transfer to NYU or some other university that has a program that speaks to you.”

Helene Bach, BMCC Director of Research, advised the students, “While you’re at NYU, take the opportunity to talk to your professors. Look them up. See what they’re publishing, what their research is about. Make an appointment and talk to them about their projects, and try to get a sense of where you might fit into a project like that, someday.”

“That’s an important skill, in business or academia—networking,” Wong added. “Bottom line, NYU poses challenges but you can meet those challenges. You are all here because you belong here. You have each other, you have us, and you have your mentors and networks on the NYU campus. You are not alone and we are super excited that you are here.”


Brooklyn Seoul: A Cultural Exchange

Brooklyn College’s new academic partnership with Dongguk University in South Korea gives students from both institutions the opportunity to expand their worldview and strengthen their cultural competency.

By ROBERT JONES JR.

Brooklyn College senior Raven Wilson dressed in a traditional Korean 한복 (hanbok).

“I have friends everywhere now,” says Raven Wilson—Brooklyn College (BC) senior, Korean popular music (K-pop) aficionado, and teaching/program assistant in the Media Production and Cultural Studies in South Korea Program. One of the first students to participate in the inaugural BC-Dongguk South Korea Exchange Program, Wilson, who double majors in communication and theater, is now the exchange program’s student ambassador.

“This program is great for students because you’re not being thrown into a situation where there’s no one there for you,” Wilson says. “This particular program doesn’t send students abroad solo; you’re always traveling with a group, so you always have a base that has your back.”

The exchange kicked off in the fall 2017 semester. Wilson, whose tuition cost was reimbursed through the Roy L. Furman ’60 Fellows Program, stayed at an off-campus dormitory near Seoul Station (the equivalent of New York City’s Penn Station). As a New Yorker, she had no problem navigating South Korea’s mass-transit system to get to school each day. It helped that the system made all announcements in Korean, English, Japanese, and Mandarin.

“The value of cultural competency cannot be overestimated,” says Gail Bier, senior director of International Education and Global Engagement at Brooklyn College. “For students to be able to say to a potential employer that they spent time studying in another country demonstrates that they are proficient in working with people very different from themselves, in environments very different from ones they are accustomed to, that they are able to communicate across challenges and are open to expanding their worldview. This gives them the edge needed to stand out among other candidates.”

While at Dongguk, Wilson took some courses that were taught fully in English and others that were taught at a 60/40 percent split (60 English, 40 in Korean), including communication theory, introduction to Korean film, Korean language, and film production. Wilson said that of those, the film production class was the toughest, as she and her classmates were required to make a short film every week for the first six weeks. Afterward, they were placed into groups and instructed to make a feature-length film out of their disparate short pieces in a way that interlocked to create a single narrative. Additionally, the students were each assigned to make their own experimental film project that contained no dialogue, but told the story through images.

“That was the most intense class of all the courses I took at Dongguk,” says Wilson, who earned A’s in every class, despite the Korean grading system that limits the number of students who can receive an A grade in each course.

JiHoon Song, a Dongguk University junior who is majoring in business management, was among the students who spent a semester at Brooklyn College. He says he chose to study at the college because of its reputation for providing a rigorous education and its location in one of the most dynamic cities in the world.

“New York has different kinds of food from all over the world, and I could enjoy the best quality of many things such as musicals, museums, concerts, and other arts. I chose Brooklyn College for this semester because the professors are passionate and the courses are extremely useful.”

Song took six courses: AerobicsPrinciples of MarketingGlobal Business EnvironmentIntroduction to Mass MediaIntercultural Communication, and Introduction to Communication.

“I loved the campus,” he says. “It was so quiet and has many places to sit and contemplate or study. I could lie on the grass. I liked the college’s gym as well. I worked out four times a week. I became healthier because of it. Another great place was the Brooklyn College Library. I will recommend other Dongguk students participate in the exchange program because Brooklyn College has awesome professors and wonderful students.”

Wilson, who befriended Song and keeps in touch with him via KakaoTalk, a South Korea texting app, will be graduating with the Class of 2019 in the spring. She plans to pursue a career in entertainment management and artist representation.

 

Interested in taking your education around the globe? The Tow Undergraduate/Graduate International Research Stipend enables undergraduate and graduate students to conduct research in settings outside the United States during the winter intersession. It is designed to expand students’ academic experiences and to enrich their lives, and that of the college, by providing access to educational opportunities abroad. The online application is available on the Brooklyn College Scholarships and Awards homepage. The deadline is October 31, 2018.

Brooklyn College is able to provide its students with the kind of global engagement opportunities they need to expand their learning and stand out in the marketplace thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends received through the Brooklyn College Foundation. To learn about the various ways to contribute to student success, please visit the foundation website.

 

Contact: Ernesto Mora, 212.662.9939


Event: Separating Facts from Fake News: Environmental FOIA in the Trump Era

 

Saturday, November 3rd

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

CUNY School of Law
2 Court Square, Long Island City, NY 11101

When Sarah Lamdan wrote the book Environmental Information: Research, Access, and Environmental Decisionmaking in 2016, she did not know that access to environmental information was about to change dramatically with the election of Donald Trump. By early 2017, hundreds of scientists and information specialists were rushing to preserve troves of government climate change data in Data Rescue events across the nation. Cries of “fake news” blurred the lines between scientific truths and fiction in the new, uncertain political climate.

As data disappeared from EPA webpages, a shroud of secrecy hid federal environmental policy from the public. Congress and the EPA proposed plans to eliminate scientific data from environmental decisionmaking. The EPA itself began to shrink, with 1,600 workers leaving the agency in the first 18 months of Trump’s presidency.

Environmental advocates, government transparency organizations, and members of the public turned to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to wrest undisclosed environmental information from a federal government set on intensive environmental deregulation. FOIA requests and litigation have skyrocketed in the Trump era as people try to capture glimpses of what our environmental agencies are up to.

CUNY Law Professor Sarah Lamdan has teamed up with Dale Willman, from CUNY’s Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, and Rebecca Bratspies, director of CUNY Law’s Center for Urban and Environmental Reform, to plan a day-long event at CUNY School of Law dedicated to discussing environmental FOIA issues. Separating Facts from Fake News: Environmental FOIA in the Trump Era will bring together environmental lawyers, journalists, advocates, and scholars.

Join us for a day of conversation and strategy sessions with environmental lawyers and journalists working to expose and fight environmental deregulation. Develop your FOIA skills with attorneys and journalists who use FOIA in environmental litigation and reporting.

For more information about the event, and to RSVP, click here.


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Key 2018-19 free agents for all 30 MLB teams

An impressive collection of talent will hit the open market when free agency gets underway this offseason, and players are eligible to sign with a new team five days after the conclusion of the World Series. Here is a division-by-division breakdown of the key free agents for all 30 Major League clubs.


Alonso hits second homer of Fall League

Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Tuesday.


Alonso hits second homer of Fall League

Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Tuesday.


Mets, Syracuse reach long-term deal for Triple-A

With New York state luminaries and high-ranking Mets officials in attendance in Syracuse, N.Y., on Tuesday, the Mets announced a pending agreement to keep the organization's Triple-A affiliate there for at least the next quarter century. The Mets intend to sign a 25-year lease at NBT Bank Stadium, on which the state of New York, Onondaga County and the city of Syracuse plan to spend $26.25 million in renovations.


Mets keeping Triple-A team in Syracuse

With New York state luminaries and high-ranking Mets officials in attendance in Syracuse, N.Y., on Tuesday, the Mets announced a pending agreement to keep the organization's Triple-A affiliate there for at least the next quarter century. The Mets intend to sign a 25-year lease at NBT Bank Stadium, on which the state of New York, Onondaga County and the city of Syracuse plan to spend $26.25 million in renovations.


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The Single Guy Blog

My New Dream Girl

Well it has been a while since I posted. I guess after finding out my dream girl was having a baby by another guy I just wasn’t in the mood to post. But I’m back folks! So I have a new dream girl. It is a bit of a long story so sit back,pour a cup of coffee and relax. So I have been stalking the Facebook page of the bar I use to work at-ya know how a single guys does when he has no life. I saw some pictures of a beautiful girl that bartends there. Blond hair,beautiful smile…just perfect. Of course I figured I would never have a chance with her-specially since she is about 20 years younger. But a guy can dream right? So a couple days ago I was looking around seekingarrangements to see if anyone new had signed up and who do I see? Yep that girl! We will call her…Tanya…So I figured hey send her a message who knows what might happen. She sent me a message back and we sent a few more messages back and forth. I gave her my number and SURPRISE she sends me a text! So we have been talking for a couple days now. She even says she likes older guys and not the young military guys that come into the bar where she works. We are planning on meeting this week. So we will see what happens…I have my fingers crossed and won’t be surprised if she disappears before we actually meet….but I might just actually have found my future wife-or she may just “ghost” on me like so many flakey girls do. Stay tuned..maybe the Single Guy won’t be single much longer!


My Dream Girl’s Baby Daddy Revealed

Well after a month of stalking my dream girl’s facebook page I finally found out who her baby daddy is. To get you up to speed I was shocked a while back to find out my dream girl was pregnant. I had never even seen her post anything about a man in her life. Well after a long wait she finally tagged her baby daddy to a post about the baby. I of course had to click on his name and check him out. And of course he is a low ranking military guy. Now don’t get me wrong I respect our military. But in this area most of the military guys are not the most upstanding people. And this guy is no different. So prediction-in a year or two my dream girl will be a single mother,left by her baby daddy when he got transfered or cheated on her with some other flavor of the week. But hey that is the life of a single guy-watching the hot girls fall for the cool guys that don’t deserve them and will treat them like crap.


My Dream Girl Is Pregnant

I was stalking around Facebook the other night checking out different posts by people like I do when I am bored. I checked out the Facebook page of a girl I have always had a huge crush on. This girl is beautiful. My total dream girl. What did I see? A post saying she was pregnant. That’s right my dream girl is pregnant. Now don’t get me wrong I always knew and know I would never have a chance with this girl. But what surprised me is that she never talks about a man in her life. She never posts pictures of her and a guy. And in fact I always thought maybe she was a lesbian because she always posted pictures of her and her hot model girlfriends. So now I am wondering who is the father? Is she dating someone and just not posting it? Even in the comments on her posts about being pregnant everyone just congratulates her. They never mention a boyfriend. Did she get pregnant by having a drunken one night stand? Did she intentionally get pregnant even though she says it was a surprise finding out she was pregnant? I mean no offense but there is so much birth control around if a girl gets pregnant she is either really stupid or wanted to get pregnant. And I have never considered this girl to be stupid. And who is the guy and what is he like? Is he some military guy from Fort Drum? Is he a professional? Is he unemployed? And does he ever know or care he is going to have a baby with this goddess? So many unanswered questions! One thing for sure,I will be checking out her page a lot to see if I can get an idea of exactly who this lucky guy is. This guy that knocked up my dream girl!


2017-And Still Single

Well we are almost a month into 2017-and I am still single. I wonder if Miss Right will find me this year. She seemed like she was in hiding during 2016. I mean I realize a lot of things happened in 2016 and she was probable busy. My Miss Right was probable busy helping Trump get elected President. Miss Right most likely was working with Obama to fight this Isis problem. Miss Right was obviously tied up helping my Cowboys win the NFC East. Oh and I am totally sure my Miss Right was completely taken up with helping to stop this whole Global Warming situation. But come on enough is enough….come on Miss Right…put all this dam community service aside and find me already!


Scam Girls

I never thought I would fall for it-but I did. You see there is a large group of girls on the internet that try to scam guys. They try to get them to send them money with the promises they want to meet but need some help to get by. I always have thought I was smart about all this. When I start talking to a girl off one of the dating websites I always try to look her up to make sure she is real. Well I started texting a girl yesterday off the Seekingarrangement website I have been on for about a year. We were texting back and forth. I searched her number on facebook and found her profile. Everything seemed legit. She said she wanted a long term arrangement with an older guy. We talked until about 5pm. Then she said she was trying to get money for her baby sitter and gas in the car and if I would send her some money. She even said she was sorry she was asking and would pay me back when she got paid next week. So I sent her $50 through Paypal. She said thank you so much. I said your welcome. And that was it. I texted her a few times after that and no response. I sent her a friend request on facebook and she blocked me. I had fallen for it. A scam girl had gotten me! The funny part about the whole thing is she could have gotten way more from me if she had kept talking to me and kept me going. I mean seriously $50 is not much,hell I spent more then that on lunch yesterday. But it’s just the point I got had. But you live and learn. But one thing is for sure-if your on seekingarrangement.com and start talking to a girl with lots of tatoos from Elmira Ny that calls herself Hannah,don’t send her money! You can thank me later for saving you money!


Lindsay Marcella Blog

Mixing Feminine + Edgy Pieces

It’s hard to fathom that it’s October and I’m in a short sleeve dress here in California. My entire life all I’ve ever known is gearing up for winter by buying thick sweaters and layers to keep warm, so I’m definitely still figuring […]

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The Perfect Pair of White High Waisted Jeans + 5 Things

  It’s been awhile since I’ve posted on here, so I thought I’d do a mini life update! I’ve had a lot of questions via Instagram on whether we miss New York and if we’re loving California. We’ve fully embraced […]

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Goodbye, New York! Hello…

So… Dylan and I have been keeping a secret! It feels like it’s been a lifetime since the decision was made and I’ve been waiting so long to share with all of you! All I’ve wanted to do the last […]

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Sneak Peek

  Happy Tuesday, beauties! I hope you’re having a great start to the week. I actually spent all weekend working on updating my website on the backend of things and I made myself a new logo! So, welcome to a […]

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My Everyday Makeup Routine Using 5 Products

I’ve been promising my everyday makeup routine using only 5 products for a few weeks now, so I’m excited to finally share it! I tend to keep things more simple and natural for my everyday look. Here are the deets: […]

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My Top 5 Tips To Become A Morning Person

I haven’t always been a morning person, but when I was (forced) to become one, it changed everything for me in the best way possible! When I was in college I had a scholarship for dance, and with that scholarship […]

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REAL ANTIQUE WOOD

Happy Wednesday ! I’ve been waiting patiently to finally share this blog post and am so excited about it! If you’ve been following me for awhile, you’ve probably seen my love for reclaimed wood numerous time. From side tables next […]

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SPRING CLEANING WITH EBAY

Happy Monday, lovelies! I’m excited to start this week off with my collaboration with eBay on the topic of their spring cleaning event! I’ve been going through every closet, nook and cranny in the house making piles of things to […]

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5 MUST-HAVE PRODUCTS TO PROTECT & REPAIR YOUR HAIR

Winter has come and gone, and a brand new season is here with summer on it’s way! With all of the different seasonal changes and elements that come with it, my hair can sometimes get damaged along the way. Between […]

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TEDDY COAT + CROPPED HOODIE

  Happy Tuesday! It’s finally spring but it still definitely feels like winter around here! This teddy coat and cropped hoodie is the perfect happy medium between the two seasons and for layering. This past weekend I went to the […]

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Ayden Activation Group-A Guerilla In Marketing

This month we give our thumbs up to a business you might never have heard of but probable have seen their promotions. This month we salute Ayden Activation Group.
Ayden Activation Group is based in St. Louis. Started 12 years ago,Ayden Activation Group is a leader in nontraditional marketing. With their staff and resources Ayden is able to create a marketing plan for most any company promotion.
Ayden hires both w-2 and 1099 staff. With over 60,000 staff members wordwide Ayden Activation Group is creating jobs in the United States economy and beyond.
Some past Ayden campaigns were for Applebees,Sprint,GE,MetroPCS and Mr. Clean.
Contact Ayden Activation Group for your next ad campagin or for your next job in the marketing field. Ayden Activation Group can be contacted through their website:

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War Is Coming

People don’t want to admit it but war is coming between the U.S. and North Korea. North Korea is getting close to having a long range Nuclear missile that can hit the U.S. Americans don’t have the stomach for war but they need to get it and fast. If North Korea is allowed to get a missile that can strike our home land the party is over. The war is not going to be pretty. Lots of people in South Korea will die and so will American soldiers. But war is the only way to stop the mad man in the North. The left wing Liberals,liberal media and lots of gutless Americans think that we can talk to the leader of North Korea to get him to stop his Nuclear and missle programs. But that just won’t work. The more we talk the more he keeps building. He now has a million man army. Now to be honest-again something the Liberal media will not tell you-a lot of those million soldiers in the North are just teenagers. When the real fighting starts a lot of that million is going to run home to mommie. Right now the boys think they are cool in a uniform fighting for their country,but when the bullets and bombs fly the coolness will end and they will drop their arms and run. But there will still be soldiers that fight. The war will start shortly with an air campaign. Once our bombings of the North start then North Korea will start bombing South Korea. Then China will get in as well as Japan. If we are lucky the Russians might sit this one out. They have no real interest in that area of the world and they know they have their hands full in Syria. The war will be short but bloody. And President Trump will carry the blame,when he is actually doing what Presidents before him should have done. They should have stopped North Korea long ago before they were strong enough to give us a battle. But yes America war is coming-so get ready for it!


Why Obama Care Didn’t Work

President Trump is now in the process of repealing and replacing Obama Care. Everyone knows Obama Care didn’t work,even if they do not want to admit it. What a lot of people don’t know is why it didn’t work. It is very simple-Obama Care didn’t work because to many people were forced to buy insurance. The insurance industry is a business,and as a business they need to make a profit. Insurance companies rely on more people having insurance then actually use it. But when Obama Care mandated that everyone had to buy insurance people instantly wanted to use the insurance they purchased. Before,when people didn’t have insurance if they got a cold they stayed in bed,had chicken soup and recovered in a few days. Now with people being forced to buy insurance you can bet as soon as they even got the sniffles they went to the doctor. Before Obama Care people bought insurance for emergencies. The people who had insurance knew that some day they would need it for a major illness,but did not use it for the slightest ailment. The new health care plan that has been introduced does not have a mandate. If they keep that then this new health care law should do fine.


Hollywood Is Out Of Touch

After watching and listing to some of the actors and actresses in the past week talk about President Trump I now know that Hollywood is out of touch with main stream America. Hollywood just can not deal with the fact that their views do not reflect American values. What is worst is Hollywood can not deal with losing the election. Clinton did in deed win the popular vote. But what people don’t want to admit is Clinton won that popular vote by winning NYC and the LA/Hollywood areas. A lot of people live in these areas but their values are not the values of main stream America. Clinton did not win the working voters in Michigan or the farmers in the Midwest. She did not win the Southern voters in the bible belt. Clinton did not win the retired population in Florida. The protesters this past week are showing this generations true colors. A generation that has always gotten a trophy even if they finished last. A generation that has always gotten their own way-from Gay rights to Womens equal rights. A generation that has been able to work less because the government will give them a hand out to make ends meet. Well Hollywood and NYC better buckle their seat belts because the next four years and beyond are going to be a very bumpy ride. President Trump is in the White House and main stream America has taken back their country!


President Trump In 7 More Days

Well its been a long road but in just 7 more days we will have a new President. The last year and a half has been up and down. For a while I actually had my doubts if Trump could do it. But he did! And it is pretty obvious Clinton supporters thought for a long time that she would be the next President. Hotels in the Washinton DC area reported a huge number of cancellations because Clinton supporters had already made reservations planning to come to see their candidate take the Oath of Office. Now most hotels are booked back up again with Trump supporters. To get a room in the Washington DC area next week it will cost over $1,000 a night. Who knows what the next four years will be like. Maybe Trump will be a great President and maybe he won’t. I am certain of one thing however,the liberal media is going crazy trying to figure out what happened. They still will not admit that they were out of touch with main stream America. The liberal media thought what they believed was what America believed. Trump hit a nerve with Americans. When I say Americans I am not talking about people in NYC or LA. Those people do not reflect true Americans. True Americans think the government has gotten out of control,that there is to much interference in our lives and special interest groups like the Gaye and Lesbian groups have gotten way to much attention over the past 8 years. America took their country back and next week their leader will take control of a country wanting and needing a change. God Bless President Trump and God Bless the USA!