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That's exactly where they need to be, although I bet there was more foot traffic at the downtown Brooklyn location that Marty Markowitz, the former Brooklyn borough President, was trying to get them to open a store at.   Williamsburg is both 'hipster' and filled with an ever-growing population of people with money, since every new housing project (and there is construction everywhere) is quite expensive, whether rental, condo or co-op.       The downside is poor access...
 Multi-culturarism is a good thing.   We live in a connected world.   If you are unwilling to participate in relationships with people of all races and backgrounds, you're artificially limiting yourself.    You really think African-Americans have a lot of choices as to where to live?   You think they choose to live in ghettos only because other Black people live there?   Black people live where they live either because they can't afford anywhere else (which is also...
Wait a minute.   Your family members lost their houses because they took on a mortgage greater than they could afford and you're blaming the Government?   Most people who blame the Government are political conservatives.   Don't Conservatives preach personal responsiblity?   The rise in home prices has nothing to do with someone's ability to pay the mortgage if they're already in the home.   At worst, it means that they paid higher real-estate taxes over time.   And if...
You do realize I was being sarcastic, right?
Absolutely. Any reading of these forums will demonstrate that there are people of all stripes on here: Socialists, Liberals, Middle of the Roaders, Conservatives, Tea Partiers, Facists, Progressives, etc.The line that Apple users were creative liberal types and PC users were conservatives and business types was always a myth.And frankly, in spite of its current support for gay rights and its embracement of celebs in marketing who might be considered liberal, I don't...
Yes, let's shoot them first and fine them after. Let's dispense with the courts and shoot them in the street.
You're correct that it's not a state law, but it was violating official regulations, not policy. It seems to me that if you violate regulations and someone dies because of it, that's criminally negligent homicide.
You keep saying it's a liberal law.   It was pushed and passed by conservative mayors.   The increase in cigarette taxes came mostly during the term of Rudy Giuliani, a Republican who served from 1994 to 2001 and Michael Bloomberg, a Republican who later turned Independent and who served through the end of 2013. The current mayor is indeed a liberal.   But he's the first liberal Mayor in over 20 years and he hasn't raised any cigarette taxes yet. 
No, there's no such ban.   The law never went into effect.   It was rejected by the NY State Court of Appeals.    The City Council would have to approve such a ban and they won't, and this proposed law is not a priority of the new mayor. 
Yes, there are very high cigarette taxes in NYC.  That's an attempt to make it too expensive to smoke.   I hope they make it even higher.   You know when some low-income smoker with no or poor health insurance shows up in a hospital with emphysema or lung cancer, it's taxpayers who bear that cost.   Cigarettes are a dangerous, purposely addictive drug that has no good side.   Since the high taxes have been put into effect, the combination of that and educating the public...
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