In Sworn Affidavit Filed in Federal Court, City Contractor Says NYC Used Pulverized Remains of WTC Victims to Fill Potholes

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9/11 Remains Fill Potholes, Worker Claims:

(Thomas Zambito) The pulverized remains of bodies from the World Trade Center disaster site were used by city workers to fill ruts and potholes, a city contractor says in a sworn affidavit filed yesterday in Manhattan Federal Court.

Eric Beck says debris powders – known as fines – were put in a pothole-fill mixture by crews at the Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island, where more than 1.65 million tons of World Trade Center debris were deposited after the Sept. 11 attacks.

“I observed the New York City Department of Sanitation taking these fines from the conveyor belts of our machines, loading it onto tractors and using it to pave roads and fill in potholes, dips and ruts,” Eric Beck said.

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My Commentary: Flashback, 2007

NYC Musician Uses His Time and Talent to Illustrate True Compassion as a Voluntary Endeavor

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Musician in NYC Performs Next To Homeless People So They Get More Cash:

My Commentary: Real compassion is voluntary…

But, hey, just quietly and passively pay those compulsory taxes to let the State “take care of” the homeless (AKA police harassment, corrupt shelter systems, vagrancy laws, destruction of property, fines, jails)!

Keep your soft, pink hands “clean,” my friends!

For just a taste of the truth about homelessness in NYC, and how the State represents the worse enemy to some of the most vulnerable members of our society, watch the movie, “The Saint of Fort Washington.”

NYC Family Shelter System Replaced Nightmare EAU Situation With Something Far More Torturous and Dehumanizing

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Long Nights With Little Sleep for Homeless Families Seeking Shelter:

(Nikita Stewart) On Wednesday, New York City hit a record 59,373 people in shelters overseen by the Department of Homeless Services.

There is no clearer indicator of the homelessness crisis than in the Bronx at the intake center for families with children, where on a recent Saturday morning at 7:30, Larissa Galindo had just gotten off the bus from a temporary shelter.

“We’re tired,” Ms. Galindo, 19, said, burying her face in her hands and trying to wipe the sleep and frustration from her eyes. Unique, her 1-year-old daughter, looked up from a stroller. They had left the center, known as PATH, short for Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing, four hours earlier.

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My Commentary: I didn’t think it was even possible, but the NYC family shelter system actually found a way to replace their nightmare EAU situation with something far more torturous and dehumanizing. The State continues to target the vulnerable in the name of “assistance.”

Scapegoating for the State…

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani

Giuliani Tells Parents: Teach Your Kids To Fear Black Children, Not The Police:

(Tasha Sharifa) Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani sounds off in an out of touch stament advising Black parents how to raise their children saying: “You’ve got to teach your children to be respectful to the police, and you’ve got to teach your children that the real danger to them is not the police.”

He was addressing the concerns African Americans had with interactions with law inforcement in the wake of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile on CBS’ Face the Nation. Instead of using this as an opportunity to learn about genuine concerns, he instead turned the tables and blamed the vicims.

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My Commentary: Scapegoating for the State…

Answering Questions About Nude Trump Statue

The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of my friend, Katherine C…

Nude Donald Trump statue located in Union Square Park, NYC

Nude Donald Trump statue located in Union Square Park, NYC

Katherine C.: Too far. This just stoops down to Trump’s level. If it had been Hillary or Bernie? What would you say?

11 Photos of NYC’s Naked Trump Statue:

Rayn: “The emperor has no clothes!”

Katherine C.: Yeah, but no. Still too far, and it’s as degrading as Trump would be. There are better ways to make a point and embarrass him.

Rayn: Oh. I was just answering your questions. I wasn’t condoning, nor condemning this renegade “art.”

Katherine C.: Oh, lol. Ok, I see.