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Anti-Semitic Attacks Fuel Continuing Rise in Hate Crimes in New York

Source: NYT

One video showed a 51-year-old Jewish man being beaten to the ground by three young men, who seemed to select him at random. Another showed an Orthodox Jewish man being chased across the street by a man wielding a tree branch. A third showed an Orthodox Jewish man hanging on to a fence as an assailant jumped and choked him.

The three incidents, all of which took place in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, in the past year, have raised alarms in the neighborhood and in the cityís large Orthodox Jewish community as a whole. Hate crimes are up citywide, but in Crown Heights, they have taken a particularly violent turn.

There were 55 hate crimes reported in New York City this year as of Feb. 17, an increase of 72 percent over the same period last year, the police said. Anti-Semitic crimes made up almost two-thirds of that, for a total of 36 crimes reported so far this year, compared with 21 last year.

The steep rise comes after a year when hate crimes were already increasing. Anti-Semitic crimes in 2018 were up 22 percent compared with 2017.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/18/nyregion/anti-semitism-brooklyn-new-york.html

I will never understand this fear of Jews, who do nothing to anyone. They dont demand laws be changed for them. They'll even volunteer to work for people on Christian holidays. Ridiculous. Worse in Europe by far, but this is still ridiculous.
Ignorant assed people.

Photo of two boys pausing in road to honor US flag goes viral


An act of patriotism was captured on camera outside a North Carolina fire station, and the internet is loving it.

Two unnamed children are shown saluting the flag in a Facebook post made by The Roseboro Fire Department. The departmentís chief said the boys were also reciting the pledge of allegiance.

It happened as the fire stationís Champlain was raising the flag to full staff.

*What a nice story for us*

My example of how broken the medical system is.

I need to get some surgery done. Its my sinuses; remove polyps, open he cavities better, etc. Since I have sleep apnea, my surgeon said we have to do it in the hospital instead of their surgical center.
So my surgeon is giving me a discount since I have no insurance & do self pay. His bill started at 9400. With the discount, I'll pay 3340. The Anesthesiologist will bill me a bit under 2k.
So I go to the hospital for their check in. They tell me that their "facilities charge" is 41000. But they'll give me a 70% "discount" bringing it down to 12000. I asked what does that cover? They still haven't provided me with a breakdown.
So the man doing the work charges 3340, anesthesiologist 2000. These are the 2 guys who are doing the major work. Its outpatient. They told me that the procedure takes about an hour.
And the hospital wants 4x what the SURGEON wants. For what?

And is there any way that anyone knows to get this ridiculous number reduced to something reasonable?

Democrat Virginia Governor Ralph Northam now DENIES he is one of two men in a racist 1984 yearbook p

Source: DailyMailUK

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam now denies appearing in a racist photograph that he on Friday apologized for, and claims he can prove it wasn't him.

The 59-year-old from Nassawadox has done a complete about face after apologizing for being in a picture of people wearing a Ku Klux Klan robe and blackface, Portsmouth Democrat Senator Louise Lucas learned during a private conversation.

An insider said Northam was willing to use facial recognition technology to prove he doesn't appear in the offending picture.

The Democratic party tweeted Saturday morning: 'We made the decision to let Governor Northam do the correct thing and resign this morning - we have gotten word he will not do so this morning.

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6660879/Democrat-Virginia-Governor-DENIES-hes-racist-yearbook-picture-featuring-blackface-KKK-robe.html

Well, at least he didnt go with the "I was hacked" excuse so popular these days.

Homeless man rewarded for helping Chiefs player before playoff game


And apparently since this broke, over 10K has been raised for him and his truck has new windows.

I love a GOOD story!
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