June 21, 2018

Hornady Tells NY State to Stick It Where the Sun Don’t Shine

Today, the State of New York did one of the most despicable acts ever perpetrated by any state by asking New York banks, financial institutions and insurance companies to stop doing business with the gun and ammo industry.

While it may not make a difference to New York, Hornady will not knowingly allow our ammunition to be sold to the State of NY or any NY agencies. Their actions are a blatant and disgusting abuse of office and we won’t be associated with a government that acts like that. They should be ashamed.

-Steve Hornady, president of Hornady Manufacturing Company<<<Read More>>>

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Wanton Waste?

Perhaps someone was having a meltdown over Donald Trump?

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Meet the Coywolf

The ignorance on display in this video, comes from two, very young, fully indoctrinated biologists who believe that coywolves inhabiting New York’s Central Park or anyplace in the cities and towns where numerous people live, is a wonderful thing.

Spoken very little of, is the potential danger these animals pose to the public, saying that, while we shouldn’t make friends with the wild canines, we should “make them uncomfortable” to be around humans. Nothing was spoken of the near 50 diseases these filthy critters can carry and spread, and that is, not only a shame, but is irresponsibility bred on ignorance and idealistic Romance Biology and VooDoo Science.

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Final White-Tailed Deer Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Fire Island National Seashore, New York

SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of 
the Final White-tailed Deer Management Plan and Environmental Impact 
Statement (Final Plan/EIS) for Fire Island National Seashore, New York. 
The Final Plan/EIS identifies Alternative D as the NPS preferred 
alternative. When approved, the management plan will guide management 
of white-tailed deer at Fire Island National Seashore through the use 
of integrated tools and strategies to control the deer population and 
support preservation of the natural and cultural landscape, protection 
and restoration of native vegetation and other natural and cultural 
resources.

Alternative D, identified as the NPS preferred alternative, 
provides a combined lethal and nonlethal deer reduction option through 
the use of sharpshooting with firearms, and possible capture and 
euthanasia to reduce deer populations to a desirable level. Once the 
target density has been reached, use of nonsurgical reproductive 
control of does may be used to maintain that level when an acceptable 
reproductive control agent is available that meets NPS established 
criteria.<<<Read More>>>
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Alibaba’s Jack Ma Buys $23 Million Property in New York’s Adirondacks 

The Chinese billionaire has conservation plans for the 28,100-acre property, known as Brandon Park.

Source: Alibaba’s Jack Ma Buys $23 Million Property in New York’s Adirondacks – WSJ

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NY DEC finally releases 2014’s Big Game Harvest Stats – Maine Still on Vacation I Guess

With ten times the number of harvest deer to “count,” New York Beats Maine in releasing deer hunting harvest data.

Source: DEC finally releases 2014’s Big Game Harvest Stats – Press-Republican: Sports

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Urban Wildlife Management

Staten Island, New York covers about 102 square miles, has a human population of just under half a million and nearly 800 whitetail deer. It’s my guess that people on Staten Island are perceiving deer as a nuisance because they are killing the deer and leaving them to rot, or in some cases cutting off heads for the antlers.

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Out on Long Island, more deer troubles (too many deer?). Dead deer are being found on on the railroad tracks in East Quogue. It’s described as a “mystery.” With an estimated deer population in 2013 of between 25,000 and 35,000 deer, along with a failed effort to reduce the deer herd in this same area of eastern Long Island by up to 3,000, is it really honest to label as a mystery that deer are being killed on the railroad tracks?

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Population Status and Foraging Ecology of Eastern Coyotes in New York State

Summary:

This research was initiated to assess the abundance of coyote populations in New York State and evaluate potential impacts of coyote predation on deer populations. Additional monies were secured separately to investigate other aspects of coyote ecology relevant to the DEC’s interests, and that research is also summarized herein. Despite deer dominating coyote diets in space and time, coyote use of deer reflects
alternate prey availability – driven by snowshoe hare and beaver in the Adirondacks and the composite availability of small mammals and carrion in the southern tier. Predation on adult deer in the southern tier was rare and considered largely compensatory during the relatively mild winters of our study. Fawn predation levels, as assessed by their occurrence in scats, were consistent over time and space – indicative of a uniform functional response across the deer densities observed in the Northeast. Based on GPS backtracking, fawn predation dropped precipitously through June and was greatest for male coyotes, at night, and under certain landcover conditions. Coyote density varied across heterogeneous NY State from 0.5 coyote pairs/10 km2 in the Lake Plains to 1 pair/10 km2 across the Adirondacks and northern river valleys. Vocalization surveys combined with distance sampling or a standalone detection model provides an efficient and reliable means of tracking changes in coyote density over time and space.<<<Read Entire Study Update>>>

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Black Activists Challenge Bias Against White Firemen in Court

“Racially Motivated” Hiring Hurting White Firemen Challenged by Black Activists in Court

Project 21 Black Leadership Network Joins Pacific Legal Foundation, Others in Charging the City of Buffalo, New York “Allowed the Fire Department’s Promotional Lists to Expire, Because the Next Applicants in Line for Promotion Were all Caucasian”

Washington, DC – Black activists and legal experts with the Project 21 leadership network are supporting white firefighters in court against a city’s “racially motivated” decision that deprived the white firefighters of promotions they earned.

“It is axiomatic that city government can’t cancel promotions because they don’t like the race of the applicants – black or white. In 2014, one would think people wouldn’t have to go to court over such a decision,” said Project 21 Co-Chairman Horace Cooper, a legal commentator who taught constitutional law at George Mason University and a former leadership staff member for the U.S. House of Representatives.

In the case of Margerum v. City of Buffalo, argued earlier this week before the Court of Appeals for the State of New York, Project 21 joined an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) legal brief filed with the court that was written by the Pacific Legal Foundation and also joined by the Center for Equal Opportunity, Individual Rights Foundation, Reason Foundation and Cato Institute. The brief charged city officials in Buffalo, New York “allowed the fire department’s promotional lists to expire, because the next applicants in line for promotion were all Caucasian and the City sought to avoid disparate impact litigation.”

“Every applicant in Buffalo – and everywhere else, for that matter – should expect hiring or promotion decisions will be made on the merits and not be offered or withheld based on their skin color,” added Project 21’s Cooper. “Moreover, it should be plainly known that we don’t solve the problem of racial discrimination by discriminating on the basis of race.”

Project 21’s legal brief “examines the conflict between disparate impact theory and the Equal Protection Clause [of the U.S. Constitution] in cases such as this one, where government discriminates against people of one race, in order to avoid an adverse impact on people of another race.” In this case, in which white firefighters were deprived of career advancement, it is noted that “the City decided to allow the Fire Department’s promotional eligibility lists to expire. The City’s decision was racially motivated: the next applicants in line for promotions were Caucasians, and the City feared a disparate impact challenge from the black firefighters had the Caucasian firefighters been promoted.”

In 2002, action on civil service exam results was suspended because the 13 Buffalo firefighters listed as eligible for promotion were all white. After several years of intentional delay, the list was allowed to expire in 2005 and the promotions were not awarded because the city’s commissioner of human resources deemed the test results were “suspect.” A lawsuit was filed by the firefighters in 2007 against the city, the fire department and the commissioner.

The firefighters have won their case in the lower courts, but the city has repeatedly appealed the case. The Court of Appeals is New York’s highest court.

A similar case involving white and Hispanic firefighters in New Haven, Connecticut, Ricci v. DeStefano, was decided in favor of the plaintiffs in 2009. The Project 21 legal brief draws upon the lessons of that case, noting that it “demonstrates how the specter of disparate impact litigation leads government employers to engage in unconstitutional race-conscious decision making in an attempt to avoid liability for such claims.” The brief added:

The City would not have let the list expire had the next eligible candidates on the list been African-American firefighters. Thus, the City made the decision to treat candidates differently because of race and fear of disparate impact litigation. Neither reason justifies the resulting intentional discrimination against those firefighters who excelled on the promotional examination.

“In the Ricci case, the U.S. Supreme Court showed how when government tries to remedy a perceived racial disparity that it can actually violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution,” said Project 21 Co-Chairman Cherylyn Harley LeBon , a former senior counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. “Two wrongs don’t make things right, and the Buffalo firemen in the Margerum case now have consistently proven in the lower courts that city officials denied them the promotions they deserved because they were all white. A merit-based promotion must not be sidelined because it is not a diverse promotion list, especially when it involves deserving first-responders like it does in this situation. These men put their lives on the line for us, and they should not find their careers or earning potential compromised by a bean-counting politician.”

A copy of the Pacific Legal Foundation-filed brief in the case of Margerum v. City of Buffalo on which Project 21 is a co-amici can be downloaded at http://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/margerum-ny-ct-app.pdf

Project 21 involves itself in significant legal cases at the federal and state levels. It participated, for instance, in the cases of Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin and Shelby County v. Holder in particular over the past two terms of the U.S. Supreme Court as well as Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama and Alabama Democratic Conference v. Alabama and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, et al. v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. during the Court’s current term. Over the years, Project 21 has been involved in over a dozen legal briefs. Project 21 legal experts and other members have discussed these cases in hundreds of media interviews and citations.

In 2014, Project 21 members were interviewed or cited by the media over 2,000 times, including on TVOne, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, the Orlando Sentinel, Westwood One, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, SiriusXM satellite radio and 50,000-watt talk radio stations such as WHO-Des Moines, KOA-Denver, WGN-Chicago, WBZ-Boston and KDKA-Pittsburgh, on topics including civil rights, entitlement programs, the economy, voter ID, race preferences, education, illegal immigration and corporate social responsibility. Project 21 members also provided substantial commentary regarding the Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner judicial proceedings. Project 21 has also defended voter ID laws at the United Nations. Its volunteer members come from all walks of life and are not salaried political professionals.

Project 21, a leading voice of black conservatives for over two decades, is sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy Research (http://www.nationalcenter.org).

Contributions to the National Center are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated.

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Raccoons Invade Harlem

“Residents complained that the raccoons wreak havoc in the streets daily, and believe they make the trek from Central Park. They want the city to do something because the problem is only getting worse.
“These raccoons don’t behave normally. They’re out during the day time when they should be sleeping. They are not afraid of humans. They’re aggressive,” Flanigan said.”<<<Read More>>>

And so the cry goes out for someone to catch and release the raccoons in somebody else back yard. Uh huh! How about taking them to DeBlasio’s house?

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