If you visit any New York State Parks between now and 2019, you may want to think twice about letting your kids use the drinking fountains.

Cuomo, State Parks fight EPA order to close Sewage Cesspools, Endangering Public Health

January 6, 2017 James Hufnagel 0

Finally, something is being done about the stench coming from Albany, and we’re not talking about the recent indictments of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aides.

Six years after Cuomo and his NYS Parks commissioner Rose Harvey came into office, 54 large capacity cesspools (LCCs) containing human filth, among 16 New York state parks, with the potential to leach into the water table in violation of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SWDA), are finally slated to be closed, pursuant to a consent judgment rendered in federal court last month.

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What I want done in New York State

November 17, 2016 Staff 0

By Mickey Mouse

(ed. note: The following was sent to us by a reader. The content seemed worthy of publication even if we have some doubt whether it was written by someone actually named Mickey Mouse.)

I am a frequent reader of the Reporter and think it is the leading weekly publication in WNY.

As you are most assuredly aware, New York States’ 20 year cycle of voting on a Constitutional Convention is coming up November 8th, 2017. The option to vote either yea or nay on whether or not to hold a Constitutional Convention will be on the State ballot next year.

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State Assembly districts gerrymandered downstate to hold fewer Democrats, ergo, more districts.

Partisan gerrymandering maintains Incumbents, Subverts will of New York State voters

October 20, 2016 James Hufnagel 0
Population apportionment among legislative districts is skewed towards the end of keeping either the Republicans or Democrats in control of the State Senate (above) or Assembly (right), respectively. If you have smaller districts, population-wise, you can have more of them. Conversely, if the opposing party's districts are overpopulated, there will be fewer of them.
Population apportionment among legislative districts is skewed towards the end of keeping either the Republicans or Democrats in control of the State Senate (above) or Assembly (below), respectively. If you have smaller districts, population-wise, you can have more of them. Conversely, if the opposing party’s districts are overpopulated, there will be fewer of them.

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Democracy is on life-support in this country, especially in New York State, and here’s why.   Spending by super PACs, and in New York through the so-called LLC loophole, is an enormously corrupting influence on the integrity of our political system. Unlimited money flowing into campaigns, necessitating that public officials expend more time and effort fundraising than they do actually governing, is problematic, considering the pay-for-play strings attached to those contributions that mainstream politicians collectively acknowledge but individually deny.

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Is she too ill to be president or are rumors of her ill health a dishonest conspiracy to discredit her?

The Right Side:  Trump and Clinton’s …Medical Records: LET’S SEE THEM!             

August 24, 2016 Reporter 0

By J Gary DiLaura;

Reportedly, Mr. Trump is in good health and Hillary maybe…not so much! So we the American people demand to see if the two candidates are physically and mentally fit to be president!

The below  information is ALL OVER THE INTERNET but goes UNREPORTED by ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC and on and on! I have seen her many falls, numerous times, on video and have seen the “seizure”, the uncontrolled laughing and coughing!

In my opinion, Medical information is and should be personal and NOT available to government organizations and other agencies unless the individual agrees or they are running for President of the United States! According to Obama care, however, everybody’s medical information MUST be reported on the “OBAMA” computers that our doctors now MUST use. This was Hillary and BO’s idea! Their philosophy is, “If you control some one’s health, you control them”.

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Pushing Daisies on Albany Agenda last week; Cuomo, State Lawmakers Boost Undertaker Bottom Line

August 24, 2016 James Hufnagel 1
New York State’s reputation as a socialist paradise that takes care of a multitude of free-loaders from cradle to grave, was recently extended to the great beyond for many of them, thanks to a bill recently signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Last Friday the governor announced that he had given his stamp of approval to what’s being called the “Awards for Burial Expenses of Crime Victims Act”.   Previously, families of murder victims, and the independent funeral homes they may have chosen to patronize, were eligible to apply to the state Office of Victim Services for reimbursement of expenses associated with the wake, burial plot, burial outfit, clergy fees, transportation costs for the deceased, obituaries, head stone, flowers, death certificates and church fees for religious services and flowers, up to a maximum of $6,000.

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NY State Senate Wins Online Democracy Award for Website that Smells a lot like ‘Digital Franking’

August 19, 2016 The News Desk 0

By Frank Parlato

The New York State Senate was recognized last week for having the “best legislative website in the country” by the National Conference of State Legislatures and, consequently, received the 2016 “Online Democracy Award,” according to a press release issued by the New York State Senate.

The award was given during a summit in Chicago which convened from Aug 8 – 11.

Again, according to the New York State Senate press release, the Online Democracy Award” is given each year to a legislature, legislative chamber, or caucus whose website helps make democracy user-friendly.”

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MMA Champ Mike Brown offers seminar; MMA safer than the Bloodsport days of Frank Dux

August 5, 2016 Frank Parlato 0

Former Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) featherweight champion, Michael Thomas “Mike” Brown will conduct a seminar on Thursday, Aug. 11, from 6:30-9:30 pm at Southtowns MMA, in Blasdell, NY.

The seminar is open to athletes of all skill levels and ages. Admission is $50.  A picture and autograph session will follow afterward for athletes in attendance.

The event is the first of its kind for the Blasdell gym, which is owned and operated by MMA instructor Nick Pasquarella.

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Former MMA Champion Mike Brown is now coaching pro MMA fighters and teaching martial arts to students.

Brown’s seminar will focus on striking and grappling techniques such as clinching, takedowns, escapes, throws, and submission holds and locks.

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Paladino Leads Trump Brigade

July 21, 2016 Tony Farina 1
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Donald Trump and Carl Paladino

The big political news this week, of course, was the nomination of New York billionaire Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president at the GOP convention in Cleveland.

Prominent among the Trump supporters is Buffalo developer Carl Paladino, front and center in front of the podium at the head of the New York convention delegation and the leader of Trump’s campaign in the Empire State, meaning Carl will be traveling across the state trying to help Trump somehow win New York’s electoral votes over presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

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War Is The Health Of The State: An Argument For The Impeachment Of Obama And Hillary

July 21, 2016 Staff 0

By Jim Ostrowski

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“War is the health of the state,” said Randolph Bourne.  “War is hell,” said General Sherman.  The war criminal Sherman was an expert in the subjects of hell and war.  When I was twelve, I attended my brother Mike’s graduation from St. Joe’s.  The year was 1970 and the Vietnam War was raging.  The commencement speaker, himself a hero of World War II, was, nevertheless, a man of peace. He blasted away at the war at some risk to his career as a judge in the very conventional and timorous world that was Buffalo in that era.

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New York is expanding access to breast cancer screening by requiring hospitals to extend hours for mammograms and eliminating insurance costs for the procedure. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law at a ceremony on Long Island.

Governor Cuomo Says, “No Excuses – Get Your Breast Cancer Screening”

July 21, 2016 Staff 1

By Renae Kimble

New York is expanding access to breast cancer screening by requiring hospitals to extend hours for mammograms and eliminating insurance costs for the procedure. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law at a ceremony on Long Island.
New York is expanding access to breast cancer screening by requiring hospitals to extend hours for mammograms and eliminating insurance costs for the procedure. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law at a ceremony on Long Island.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is now one of the greatest crusaders for breast cancer screening in the nation since the announcement in May 2015 that his longtime partner, Sandra Lee was diagnosed with breast cancer.

The governor has initiated a statewide “Get Screened, No Excuses” campaign that features the 2016 Breast Cancer Ride by the governor, Ms. Lee and singer Billy Joel riding motorcycles June 27 at Citi Field – home of the New York Mets. There the governor signed legislation that aims to increase access to breast cancer screenings and raise awareness about the importance of having a mammogram regularly.

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The Cargo Cultists are not any less rational than the Progressives’s Cult of the State...

The Cargo Cult of the State

July 14, 2016 Staff 0

Jim Ostrowski

The Cargo Cultists are not any less rational than the Progressives’s Cult of the State...
The Cargo Cultists are not any less rational than the Progressives’s Cult of the State…

We live in perilous times.  We do not know what is going to happen on any given day.  I am pretty good at predicting the future.  After all, before Ferguson, I predicted the rise of civil unrest in America due to racial tensions.  See, Progressivism, pages 17-18.  Alas, I am not sure where we will go from here.

Here’s the problem.  There is a huge gulf between what is actually happening and the half-baked ideologies and irrational mindsets most of us use to understand what is happening.  Think, Cargo Cult.  When a primitive tribe lacked the mental framework to grasp what a cargo plane was, they applied the only tools they had and concluded that those who flew the planes were gods they needed to worship to keep the cargo coming.  The truth is, the Cargo Cult made more sense than the current fantasy of the American people, the State Cult.  As scientist Richard Feynman wrote, “I call these things Cargo Cult Science, because they follow all the apparent precepts and forms of scientific investigation, but they’re missing something essential, because the planes don’t land.”

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New York State Has the Highest Taxes in USA in 2016, Study Concludes

April 13, 2016 Frank Parlato 0

WereNumber1.FEATUREWith Tax Day here and with many Americans finding the current tax code too confusing to determine exactly how much their home states are actually taking from their income in taxes, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s States with the Highest & Lowest Tax Burdens.

In order to determine which states tax their residents most aggressively, WalletHub’s analysts compared the tax burdens of the 50 states by measuring property taxes, individual income taxes, and state and gross receipts taxes — the three components of state tax burden — as percentages of the total personal income in each state.

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