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Oct 29, 2014 10:35 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Southampton Town And Village Police Forces Receive Former Military Equipment

Oct 29, 2014 10:35 AM

Police forces in Southampton Town, including those in three villages, have received about $400,000 in former military equipment over the past four years, according to information released by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Most recently, the Quogue and Westhampton Beach village police departments have received former military vehicles and equipment—ranging from Humvees to binoculars and three-ring binders—thanks to the Pentagon-sponsored 1033 Program that provides former military equipment to local police forces.

Police departments typically apply for the grant on an annual basis and can receive equipment based on their specific needs. For example, Town Police received two armored trucks in 2010 to go along with a variety of equipment, including combat boots, outerwear, cameras and related equipment and, more recently, a life raft. The department has received an estimated $193,000 worth of equipment over the past four years through the program.

“This program is absolutely fantastic,” Town Police Sergeant Susan Ralph said on Wednesday. “We will use the vehicles in emergency situations to get through the snow or flooded areas to get to people that need help.”

Quogue Village Police now have two former military vehicles—a utility truck worth $49,857, and a cargo truck valued at $104,626. Lieutenant Christopher Isola said the new additions will assist officers when they must drive through areas that are flooded, such as Dune Road, during severe storms.

“We’ve lost several vehicles in the past to saltwater damage,” Lt. Isola said. “Our interest in the program was to see what else was out there that we could obtain without spending money.”

The two trucks were delivered in September. Lt. Isola said both needed minor repairs and the village decided to paint them white as well. Those costs, which have not been determined yet, are not covered by the federal program. The village has enlisted Eastern Suffolk BOCES students, who have the option to take automotive classes, to fix and paint the vehicles.

“These are viable vehicles,” Lt. Isola said, explaining that the Humvee needed a new battery and the department needed to retrofit some of the vehicle’s features. “They’re adaptable and can be used for a lot of different things, so we just needed to decide how we wanted to tailor them to fit our needs.”

These vehicles, like the ones in Southampton Town, will be primarily used for emergency situations, Lt. Isola said, especially during blizzards and nor’easters.

In April, Westhampton Beach Village received a Humvee valued at $47,989 that also will be used for emergency situations, according to Lieutenant Trevor Gonce.

Lt. Gonce said the village elected to paint the vehicle black, but it did not require any maintenance work. He also noted that the vehicle will be utilized during floods and to access to beach during emergencies.

“Little by little, I’m going to try to get all of the officers trained on it,” he said.

In 2010, the Southampton Village Police Department received binoculars and a sight reflex optic that enhances night vision for its officers through the federal program.

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Always good to have as much firepower as possible when confronting drunk teens and rich folks with small dogs in their handbags.
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Oct 30, 14 8:08 AM
They are trucks, a 2.5 ton utility truck and a Humvee, relax.
By Preliator Lives (432), Obamavillie on Oct 30, 14 9:28 AM
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That was a joke. Smile. I'm fairly certain the police won't be ripping through my yard looking for IED's.
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Oct 30, 14 9:40 AM
Glad to see the Town getting these vehicles - they are a huge asset when we get storms like Sandy and Irene
Oct 30, 14 10:18 AM appended by Nature
**village
By Nature (2966), Southampton on Oct 30, 14 10:18 AM
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Zombie apocalypse is forthcoming. Best stock up on yo guns and ammo at the Bridgehampton Survival shop before it's too late.
By johnj (1019), Westhampton on Oct 30, 14 12:09 PM
SVPD received binoculars? Great. They have nothing to do, especially from September to May. Maybe they pull over a speeder once every winter. Ranked officers make over $120,000 a year to park on side streets and play on their cell phones but the department can't afford binoculars. Super.
By pwrsprtprts (3), Southampton on Oct 30, 14 12:47 PM
Why is no one asking how much this 1033 program costs the taxpayers every year? How many miles or hours have these vehicles logged? Why are they considered surplus? Has the Pentagon replaced these vehicles in their inventory? Are we really just promoting a constant turnover of equipment solely to keep political promises to the industries that benefit?
By VOS (1230), WHB on Oct 30, 14 1:13 PM
I've been reading about small police departments all over the country getting excess military gear. My question is, what sort of guns did our department get? One tiny police force of ONE man, got ten Assault rifles. Did our local police take any of those, if so, why? Militarizing our police is not a good idea.
By oystercatcher (126), southampton on Oct 30, 14 1:55 PM
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No, no it's not. The question is: what are they preparing for? And I'm being serious this time.
By johnj (1019), Westhampton on Oct 30, 14 2:52 PM
They're not preparing for anything. The goal is for weapons manufacturers to continue to churn out weapons and make profits while our corporations whittle down the military until we have a tiny fighting force with the rest of the military's jobs being filled by contractors. So -- tiny actual military; giant government contracts to corporations; weapons continually manufactured and sent to law enforcement organizations as well as to military. Money keeps flowing from government to corporations that ...more
By btdt (449), water mill on Oct 30, 14 3:13 PM
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When you try to reverse that flow, it's called "redistribution".
By Mr. Z (11693), North Sea on Oct 31, 14 9:13 AM
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All this equipment wouldn't be necessary if people just did what they were told. As we saw with the django actress in LA, she would've been sent on her way if she produced ID. Eric Garner would be alive if he didn't resist arrest and the same goes with the drug user in ferguson. There's no need to escalate the situation.
By politcal pawn (120), Flanders on Oct 30, 14 5:24 PM
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In the examples that political pawn mentioned - the "suspects" did the exact opposite of the "quick pointers" posted above.

What political pawn is getting at is if they had acted in a respectful manner (while maintaining their rights) the situations would not have escalated. This isn't a debate about if the force was appropriate (we can't know in many cases because we weren't there), this is a debate in how the "suspects" reacted to police questioning, police presence, or police actions.

Eric ...more
By Nature (2966), Southampton on Oct 30, 14 7:43 PM
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Whenever the cops arrest me - I plead the 7th!
By Nature (2966), Southampton on Oct 31, 14 9:27 AM
"Hitler, Stalin, Franco, Pinochet, Mao, Obama-" FIFY.
By Preliator Lives (432), Obamavillie on Nov 1, 14 7:54 AM
Phil I think you fundamentally misunderstand how the constitution works. The US constitution is to be applied to the actions of the Federal government and its agents. The NY state constitution is what you should be quoting here since it is what applies in a stop by the SHPD or similar police. Look at the state constitution for the rights granted to NY State citizens not the US Constitution.
By Baymen87 (133), Lugoff, SC on Nov 4, 14 8:58 AM
Fascism.
By PatRichards (1), Westhampton, New York on Oct 30, 14 8:37 PM
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How did yo guys go from surplus army trucks to fascism?
By Preliator Lives (432), Obamavillie on Oct 31, 14 6:50 AM
Probably due to the consistent and unfortunately enduring blending of government and corporate power.

Fascism, Oligarchy, regardless it's not healthy for a Republic.

Separation of Church and State is a legal standard, and when this country was created so was the separation of Corporation and State.
By Mr. Z (11693), North Sea on Oct 31, 14 9:16 AM
SOURCES: According to latest early voting data from AP, Republican have 10% lead in ballots cast...
By joe hampton (3429), southampton on Oct 31, 14 8:23 PM
What's behind the sudden drop in US gas prices?
Published on Oct 18, 2014
According to AAA, the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the U.S. dropped from $3.52 in late July to $3.12 today. Isaac Arnsdorf, an energy and commodities reporter with Bloomberg News explains the main factor contributing to the drop is more demestic more supply

How convenient American supply go through the roof just before the election, Obama must think we are pretty blind
By They call me (2797), southampton on Nov 1, 14 12:43 AM
No, no you didn't; you came up with that all by yourself.
By Preliator Lives (432), Obamavillie on Nov 1, 14 8:01 AM
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Women and Americans with a darker skin color are fed up wit the left holding them back. Any hard working American CAN SUCCEED!

Yes YOU CAN !



By Undocumented Democrat (2042), southampton on Nov 1, 14 11:01 AM
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Nonsense there are more and more of the folks you describe realizing personal responsibility and hard word will get you there! not the government!

You help yourself and if necessary ( in times of need) your family, co workers and neighbors

everything else is a B S rigged system designed to keep you dependent!

By Undocumented Democrat (2042), southampton on Nov 1, 14 6:57 PM
The conspiracy is the poor economic policy decisions made by the Obama administration driving demand for gas lower.
By Baymen87 (133), Lugoff, SC on Nov 4, 14 9:00 AM
The real question that should be asked is who is going to pay to maintain these extremely expensive specialized vehicles? Being limited production military vehicles the repair/ replacement parts are in limited supply from proprietary manufactures and we should all be aware of excessive amount of money the military pays for anything it buys. Truth is the town/village could probably have bought a couple of properly optioned production trucks from International and ended up with vehicles that are actually ...more
By bird (824), Southampton on Oct 31, 14 10:41 AM
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Wrong on so many levels. Any business would be thrilled to own equiptment built to "milspec". Finding parts for these trucks is a piece of cake. Either from existing stock, or manufacturers. And they last and last and last.
By But I'm a blank! (1283), Hampton Bays on Nov 1, 14 12:34 PM
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First of all most businesses are interested in having reliable equipment that does the job needed and is easy to keep in service with minimal down time at minimal cost. They are not interested in vehicles specialized for a different industry. Need parts for a normal truck aand you can go down to the local dealer and get them off the shelf. Try that with a mil spec Humvee. Additionally since there are hundreds of thousands of them in civilian use there are after market companies making them brining ...more
By bird (824), Southampton on Nov 2, 14 7:09 PM
Well this thread went full crazy in no time
By johnj (1019), Westhampton on Oct 31, 14 10:43 AM
Good to have, but of course, now that we have them, we won’t need them. It’s like buying a snow blower… you won’t see snow for the next 5 years.

By Mr. Snerdley (397), Southampton on Oct 31, 14 2:43 PM
Does that really work?

If it does I'm am going out tomorrow and buying two Snow blowers
By 27dan (2817), Shinnecock Hills on Nov 1, 14 7:16 PM
Awesome- Z bashes capitalism and Phil cheerleads for the Demokrat Party- same old , same old.
By bigfresh (4594), north sea on Nov 1, 14 7:38 AM
Headline: Southampton Town buys 2 large trucks.
Philathome: Because George Bush and the right wing conspiracy.
The rest of us: Nah, because Southampton got a deal on 2 large trucks.
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Nov 1, 14 10:58 AM
And now we have 2 large trucks to use in the war on women. High Five, Southampton Town!
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Nov 1, 14 11:03 AM
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By Mr. Z (11693), North Sea on Nov 1, 14 5:50 PM
Sorry Komrade but your tired old anti capitalism , anti America song and dance has become more than tiresome. Your pseudointellectual blather doesn't help you in the least. GAME --SET--MATCH
By bigfresh (4594), north sea on Nov 1, 14 8:57 PM
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Sorry Charlie Tuna, but there is no pseudointellectual here. I am a staunch defender of the values this country was founded upon whether you are too ignorant to realize it or not. You on the other hand who engage in economics as you do are not. You defend aristocracy, and engage wholly in business with those who have the ability to end oligarchy and corporate involvement in our Republic, yet do not take the responsibility to do so. They are comfortable with the status quo, and remain tethered ...more
Nov 1, 14 9:16 PM appended by Mr. Z
The pattern? Borderline sociopathic.
By Mr. Z (11693), North Sea on Nov 1, 14 9:16 PM
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We are making progress BF we finally have Z admitting Its a republic...

Only took five years

To some of us time is money... If needed we possess the knowlege to repair our own vichels just does not make much sense.

Like playing chess with pigeons, as usual...
Nov 1, 14 10:45 PM appended by joe hampton
By the way... Joni Ernst has charged to achieve a 7-point lead over Democrat Bruce Braley in a new Iowa Poll, which buoys the GOP's hope that an Iowa victory will be the tipping point to a Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate.
By joe hampton (3429), southampton on Nov 1, 14 10:45 PM
there's that pesky war on women again phillip, lol
its becoming a broken record with you, try something new next time, lol
By Erin 27 E (1263), southampton on Nov 1, 14 10:59 PM
Y'all really aren't that bright, and egalitarian or "Getting Forward" is the last thing I've seen from any of this lot.

If you can't buy an education, work for one.
Nov 1, 14 11:22 PM appended by Mr. Z
And joe, your statement is beyond conclusive proof you have no idea who I am or what I stand for. Quit smoking yet?
By Mr. Z (11693), North Sea on Nov 1, 14 11:22 PM
The "War on Women" only worrys women who want to wage war.
IMHO
By loading... (588), quiogue on Nov 1, 14 11:27 PM
Can you truly say you have a devotion to the "Commonwealth"?

I don't believe you know the meaning of the word.

E-T-Y-M-O-L-O-G-Y
Nov 2, 14 11:40 PM appended by Mr. Z
"Central to American republicanism was the conviction that power came from the people. This introduced a note of heroism into every life. A republic could only be as strong as the virtue of its citizens. Should Americans succumb to an effete love of ease and luxury, the United States would degenerate into tyranny, like the vaunted republics of Greece and Rome. Thus the success of the American experiment required active and hardworking citizens, self-sufficient enough to be independent of any corrupting reliance on politicians and government. Hence Jefferson's ideal of an American republic peopled by yeoman farmers, taking advantage of the limitless land provided by a beckoning west. The wide diffusion of property in the United States would be the best defense against tyranny." ~ Daniel P. Murphy, Ph.D.
By Mr. Z (11693), North Sea on Nov 1, 14 11:40 PM
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By Mets fan (1493), Southampton on Nov 1, 14 10:42 AM
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If you read the article it explains the US production (contribution to that world market) is higher than its been for 3 plus years.

You act like I said the Nurse from Maine is a CDC operative working to inject propaganda into the Psyche of the American public

Whatever Dirty Harry is going Bye Bye in 3 days, Good Day
By They call me (2797), southampton on Nov 1, 14 10:54 AM
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By joe hampton (3429), southampton on Nov 1, 14 10:48 PM
Maybe they're just getting a bit progressive in their view of the First Amendment.

Does that bother you joe?
By Mr. Z (11693), North Sea on Nov 1, 14 11:44 PM
Nov 2013 Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz told Candy Crowley the Dems would keep the Senate because of Obamacare... well you can say hello to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Debbiie

Democrats are proving they screwed up by shoving Obamacare down our throats!
Democrats won't support Obamacare!
Democrats won't admit they voted for Obama!
Democrats won't have Obama on stage with them!
Democrats won't even speak Obama's NAME!!

Who are the CHICKEN SH*TS?!! Democrats are!

Have ...more
Nov 2, 14 12:19 AM appended by joe hampton
and Z you can look at my IP all you like I could really give a S*, Hell I meet you for a beer if you like... Bring Phil
By joe hampton (3429), southampton on Nov 2, 14 12:19 AM
Sorry, don't drink beer anymore.

I'll have to teach you how to change addresses for security purposes.
Nov 2, 14 1:19 AM appended by Mr. Z
So, we're stuck with "chicken*****". or extortionists who say they will end gridlock if you vote for them. Yep, got a real winfest with the whole lot...
By Mr. Z (11693), North Sea on Nov 2, 14 1:19 AM
You missed the biggest one , all of a sudden tahmooressi gets out ,

Give me a break ,

You really cant make this stuff up, LMFAO

By 27dan (2817), Shinnecock Hills on Nov 1, 14 7:13 PM
Tahmooressi's release takes the spotlight off the murder of three US citizens identified a few days ago. They were last seen being carted away by a militarized tactical security unit of the Matamoros police known as "Hercules". For some reason Obama has ignored Tahmooressi (no soldier left behind, my a**)
By loading... (588), quiogue on Nov 1, 14 10:54 PM
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I guess Sgt. Tahmooressi's father does not speak in Pashtu. If he did Andrew would have been out months ago...

BHO would have held a press conference where he would have marveled with a giant smirk on his face as his father spoke in the Muslim tongue... then would have traded him for a half dozen of Al-Qaedas bestbut not before feeling up his mom in a skin tight white dress in the W H house Rose garden live while Barry White is played on CNN.
By joe hampton (3429), southampton on Nov 2, 14 12:03 AM
ROTFLOL
By 27dan (2817), Shinnecock Hills on Nov 2, 14 4:06 PM
i get it, funny,

but its sad that its kinda true

i just read those five killers obama released for no good reason have re joined the battle with isis

why did he make this trade, just tell me why ?
By Erin 27 E (1263), southampton on Nov 2, 14 4:52 PM
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Under international law and sanctions we cannot hold them indefinitely without charges, and the evidence to back said charges up. The inability to charge those captured must be Obama's fault too. I'm sure he encouraged all those who failed to do so to enlist, and signed off on every promotion in those officer's long careers. [snicker]

Bottom line: If you have no evidence to charge them, they must be released.
Nov 2, 14 5:34 PM appended by Mr. Z
And, no matter what the five who were traded would have been released, and we'd have gotten nothing out of their detainment. As it stands, we got back an American citizen regardless of anyone's personal feelings about him.
By Mr. Z (11693), North Sea on Nov 2, 14 5:34 PM
We may need those vehicles if obama keeps arrogantly refusing to limit Air travel from Ebola out break countries,

Nov, 1 10:41 PM EDT

SCIENTISTS TRY TO PREDICT NUMBER OF US EBOLA CASES
BY MARTHA MENDOZA
AP NATIONAL WRITER

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Top medical experts studying the spread of Ebola say the public should expect many more cases to emerge in the United States by year's end as infected people arrive here from West Africa and other hot zones as
people ...more
By They call me (2797), southampton on Nov 2, 14 4:23 PM
please, how ridiculous and desperate you sound pulling that old stale race card

again and again and again.

You should feel as silly as you sound.

By Erin 27 E (1263), southampton on Nov 2, 14 4:50 PM
ROTFLOL, Since 2008, Congress has appropriated $2.1 billion to help Mexico deepen its commitment to the rule of law. ROTFLOL

11,000,000 Illegals Ignore laws and cross into US,

As Mexico gives America the finger and continues to allow this Illegal Exodus and Harry Reid , Nancy Pelosi and Barack Hussein Obama II have done nothing as crime and disease continue to pour in to the country!
Nov 2, 14 4:36 PM appended by 27dan
TIME TO GO NOW HARRY ! SAYS WE THE PEOPLE BU BYE !
By 27dan (2817), Shinnecock Hills on Nov 2, 14 4:36 PM
A vote for Bishop is a vote for Common Core
By Undocumented Democrat (2042), southampton on Nov 2, 14 5:21 PM
Well, this senate has accomplished one thing for sure. They have proven beyond a doubt that affirmative action does not work.

All Americans welcome to vote these divisive race baiter's out.

Obama's approval ratings are so low that even the Kenyans are saying he was born in the United States.

And all this with a media who still covers for him. Imagine if they treated him like they did Bush. His approval would be in the teens.
By They call me (2797), southampton on Nov 2, 14 5:29 PM
Obama’s Border Policy Fueled Epidemic, Evidence Shows
11:29 PM 10/31/2014
White House Correspondent NEIL MUNRO

The deadly EV-D68 enterovirus epidemic, which struck thousands of kids this fall, was likely propelled through America by President Barack Obama’s decision to allow tens of thousands of Central Americans across the Texas border, according to a growing body of genetic and statistical evidence.

The evidence includes admissions from top health officials ...more
By 27dan (2817), Shinnecock Hills on Nov 3, 14 8:38 AM
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to 27dan:

More hooey from "The Daily Caller", perhaps THE most disreputable of all the extremist, Right-Wing, Republican propaganda organs (which you wisely did not accredit.)

The only authentic datum in the article is that there has been NO determination of the origin of the EV-D68 virus. The author implies that it has been traced to undocumented Central American immigrants but, like most "facts" that emerge from The Daily Caller, that is unequivocally FALSE.
By highhatsize (4185), East Quogue on Nov 3, 14 10:59 AM
to Captn America:

I should have known that you would leap to the defense of your favorite "authoritative" source, The Daily Caller (the same outfit that spread the completely fabricated story of NJ Democratic Senator Bob Menendez consorting with prostitutes.)

The fact is that any "evidence" of undocumented Central American immigrants being responsible for the increase in incidence of EV-D68 is by IMPLICATION. Why not blame global warming instead? (2013 WAS one of the hottest ...more
By highhatsize (4185), East Quogue on Nov 3, 14 12:24 PM
mr hat, seems you forgot to address the main point

THEY DON'T BELONG HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE!

pardon me for screaming.
By Erin 27 E (1263), southampton on Nov 3, 14 12:34 PM
uhhhh ? mr. hat ?
By Erin 27 E (1263), southampton on Nov 3, 14 7:05 PM
President Millard Fillmore was so anti-immigration (and bigoted) he not only wanted to keep the Irish out, he wanted to kick those who were already here out of the country.

Remind you of anyone?
By Mr. Z (11693), North Sea on Nov 4, 14 12:32 AM
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There is no problem with LEGAL immigration, the issue is with the ILLEGAL immigrants!! How hard is that to comprehend? We need LEGAL immigrants, skilled immigrants, educated immigrants. What we don not need are the hordes of illiterate, uneducated criminals who have invaded our nation. They are a drain on society .
By bigfresh (4594), north sea on Nov 4, 14 7:02 AM
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to Erin 27 E, joe hampton, loading..., 27dan, Captn America, Undocumented Democrat, local 84, They call me, and widow gavits:

I do not disagree with you that illegal immigrant children should be returned to their country of origin - NOR DOES THE PRESIDENT.

The difference between you and the president is that he supports a procedure for returning them that involves something other then backing up dump trucks filled with illegal children to the border and tipping them over.

Compassion ...more
Nov 4, 14 9:07 AM appended by highhatsize
to Captn America: Honestly, your fatuity (and desperation) is boundless. Now you are quoting "The Gateway Pundit", possibly the most insignificant Right-Wing propaganda blog ever cited on this forum. Whether infection from sneezing MAY occur at six feet is irrelevant. The FACT is that it (i.e. transmission of the Ebola virus thusly) has never so occurred - from six feet, from three feet, or from twelve feet - NEVER. The CDC's long-stated position (that the probability of infection from this pathway is remote) remains unchanged, as you know.
By highhatsize (4185), East Quogue on Nov 4, 14 9:07 AM
to Captn America:

This time you quote a "Natural News"(?) article which claims that the WHO's position contradicts that of the CDC. That claim, is, of course, entirely false. As I have repeatedly stated, The CDC's position has ALWAYS been that while Ebola CAN be spread by sneezing, it NEVER HAS BEEN, and that that possibility is so remote that the current containment protocol which everyone (including the WHO) agrees is the best plan to address the crisis shouldn't be changed because ...more
Nov 4, 14 12:03 PM appended by highhatsize
Predictions - - - - - - Being limited by the Feed & Grain & Press to two posts a day, I have to make use of this appendage to post my election prediction before the polls close. - - - - - The Democrats will retain control of the senate. Virtually all the toss-up states will swing Democratic as the voters, in fairness, decline to punish local Democrats for the perceived missteps of their party leader in Washington, D.C. This, combined with voters' reasoning that it is iniquitous to reward Republicans for having done nothing for years but attempt to sabotage the federal government, will cause the undecided voters to plump for Democrats. In January, when the Georgia race is decided, Republicans will hold 50 seats in the senate. Vice-President Biden will, therefore, cast the deciding vote. - - - - -Tim Bishop wins as well.
By highhatsize (4185), East Quogue on Nov 4, 14 12:03 PM
to Captn America:

You made an assertion - that the CDC had changed its position on Ebola in its recent poster.

I made a simple request - prove it.

Rather, you clumsily attempt to avoid answering by misdirection.

To reiterate, post ONE datum, ONE item, ONE instruction on that poster shows a difference from the CDC's prior position.

As for George, rather then recapitulate his ignorant and/or partisan remark, I refer you to Politifact, which rated it "False". ...more
By highhatsize (4185), East Quogue on Nov 5, 14 8:35 AM
to Captn America:

You lie. You claim that the CDC said (or tendentiously played down the possibility[?]) that Ebola could not be spread by sneezing. Your further claim that it backtracked on that position is a recently issued poster. To re-re-re-iterate, what the CDC has ALWAYS maintained is that such transition is possible but highly unlikely. (There is, in fact, not a SINGLE documented incident of its happening.) That "open and public" admission, to use your words, was ALWAYS its ...more
By highhatsize (4185), East Quogue on Nov 5, 14 7:46 PM
What a tradition to choose to uphold. In the history of the U.S., a nation of immigrants, Irish, Italian and Polish workers have all been dubbed "hordes of illiterate, uneducated criminals" or worse. My family came in a 1620's land grab and lots of them still think newcomers are lesser beings.
By MegS (1), Beverly Hills on Nov 5, 14 8:32 PM
to Captn America:

First, we are STILL waiting for you to provide a SINGLE example of a datum, item or instruction in the CDC poster which you (and the extreme Right-Wing propaganda sites to which you refer) claim contradicts the previous CDC position on Ebola.

How difficult can that be? Just post it. (In particular, in light of your ultimate post, reproduce the text in which it "softened" its position.)

Despite your repeated accusations, you have utterly failed to ...more
By highhatsize (4185), East Quogue on Nov 6, 14 1:24 AM
to Captn America:

Sweet Jesus, did you overlook the word "probably" in your own citation?

To re-re-re-reiterate, the CDC's position on Ebola has not changed. Your continued desperate misrepresentations to the contrary (in the total absence of any supporting data) is simply another example of the insanity that possesses the extreme Right-Wing whenever it becomes exposed to facts that contradict its ignorant belief.

President Obama's response to the Ebola crisis has been ...more
By highhatsize (4185), East Quogue on Nov 6, 14 4:26 PM
Joe said, In the final analysis, the difference between the two candidates is that one wants to destroy the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and deprive poorer American workers of access to health care. The compassionate people of my acquaintance in New York's First Congressional District just won't do that.

We all look forward to Tim's reelection.

By highhatsize , East Quogue on Jul 20, 14 10:52 AM

In the final, final analysis you are dead wrong as usual !

mr ...more
Nov 6, 14 10:14 PM appended by Erin 27 E
mr ...more hat pretended he did not see it , to funny
By Erin 27 E (1263), southampton on Nov 6, 14 10:14 PM
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Bye Buy Harry!

WASH POST: 96% CHANCE
CNN 95%
NYT: 70%
By They call me (2797), southampton on Nov 3, 14 2:13 PM
Zeldin surges ahead of Bishop in tight House race, according to a Newsday/ News 12/Siena College poll.

Make some more popcorn and bring me another beer honey... this is getting to good to leave the Lazy boy

Bishop is a poster politician for term limits. L.I. is finally waking up and seeing where the Dems are taking them and its not pretty...

obama care, ISIS, Illegals, Common Core,...

Time to take out the trash !
By joe hampton (3429), southampton on Nov 3, 14 5:58 PM
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Common Core math shows Bishop ahead
By loading... (588), quiogue on Nov 3, 14 10:25 PM
Well we have waited 6 long agonizing years for this

Everyone get a snuggly nights sleep tomorrow is going to be a long day!

Nov 3, 14 8:58 PM appended by They call me
....... ~ Good night Jon Boy ~
By They call me (2797), southampton on Nov 3, 14 8:58 PM
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And Justice For All...


Halls of justice, painted green
Money talking
Power wolves beset your door
Hear them stalking

Soon you'll please their appetite
They devour
Hammer of justice crushes you
Overpower

The ultimate in vanity
Exploiting their supremacy
I can't believe the things you say
I can't believe, I can't believe the price you pay

Nothing can save you
Justice is lost
Justice is raped
Justice ...more
Nov 4, 14 12:27 AM appended by Mr. Z
North Carolina voters report voting machines switching their votes to GOP candidate
By Mr. Z (11693), North Sea on Nov 4, 14 12:27 AM
Today, after telling African-Americans to vote straight-Democrat no matter who is on the ballot, First Lady Michelle 0bama then gives them permission to eat fried chicken after voting.

No joke

Hey, phil...isn't that racist?
By loading... (588), quiogue on Nov 4, 14 7:07 PM
The message depends on the messenger, eh Phil? I've noticed this many times. I could say the sky is blue, but if I were to cite Breitbart for that fact, you lefties would argue. FLOTUS rewarding blacks from on high with permission to eat fried chicken for voting blue is racist. Period. RAAACIST!! Period.

And calling me a racist would certainly confound my diverse family and friends
By loading... (588), quiogue on Nov 4, 14 10:31 PM
I like to intimately intraduce ya to some fried chixen

By local 84 (348), riverhead on Nov 7, 14 12:18 PM
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By 27dan (2817), Shinnecock Hills on Nov 7, 14 10:45 PM
Joe Hampton and all the other folks that hate immigrants I just hope you have no Irish blood in your veins. Just 100+ years ago they suffered at the hand of uneducated idiots like you. I like the Kennedy's!
By summertime (589), summerfield fl on Nov 7, 14 12:39 PM
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By bigfresh (4594), north sea on Nov 7, 14 6:00 PM
I get It... really not that hard to comprehend.

unless you don't want to admit the obvious because you have an ulterior motive.

Right Phyllis
By joe hampton (3429), southampton on Nov 7, 14 10:31 PM
Let me see if I have this straight

LEGAL / ILLEGAL

Not so hard B F

I don't know why HHS has so much trouble with It ?
By 27dan (2817), Shinnecock Hills on Nov 7, 14 10:48 PM
< -------- Not hard from where I'm standing either ?
By Undocumented Democrat (2042), southampton on Nov 7, 14 10:52 PM
(legal - illegal ) ohhh, now i get it, ifeel so stupid how did i miss that all these years.
By Erin 27 E (1263), southampton on Nov 8, 14 12:21 AM