SAVE THE DATE JANUARY 12TH -- PROTEST THE GROUND ZERO MOSQUE AT QUINN HEARING
FORMER EMIGRANT BANK 49-51 CHAMBER STREET
The quislings at the NYC Council canceled the ban Wal-Mart hearing on Tuesday after getting wind of our protest. Afraid of New Yorkers outraged by their hypocrisy, they canceled and rescheduled for January 12, in order to bring in their organized labor muscle, unions and other assorted communist thugs.
The idea that our taxpayer dollars are funding the prohibition of a jobs and cheap prices while this same ruling class is working vigorously to build a victory mosque at Ground Zero is symbolic of the treachery and deceit that has become SOP for our elected officials.
Fierce mosqueteer NYC Council speaker Christine Quinn strongly supports the Ground Zero mosque and added her considerable weight to the 150 million dollar mosquestrosity when the building was being considered for landmark status (putting a kink into radical Rauf and Daisy the Kahn's imperialist aspirations.) Since the City Council had the last say in the landmarking process, Quinn's comments carried added weight and status was denied, paving the way for Mecca on the Hudson.
But Walmart scares her.
Mighty mosqueteer Christine Quinn said, “Standing by and letting Walmart come without any oversight, without any scrutiny ......" Uh, Wal-Mart needs scrutiny, but a Ground Zero mega mosque with radical ties and shady funding is not a problem. These are our elected officials. The left is systematically destroying this country. National security has become a joke.
Bombs in aisle 7 .............
City Council Committees Postpone Joint Hearing on Potential Walmart Impacts Brooklyn Daily Eagle
MANHATTAN — The three City Council committees planning to conduct a hearing Tuesday on Walmart’s potential impacts if it opens stores in the city have postponed it until Wednesday, Jan. 12.
First reported Friday on wnyc.org, the hearing had to be rescheduled because a larger meeting space was needed to accommodate the growing number of labor organizations, minority groups, community activists and academics interested in attending, and speaking.
lol. What sad liars.
As the Eagle reported last week, the three committees conducting the joint hearing are Small Business, Community Development and Economic Development.
As of yesterday, a meeting time or times had not been determined. But there will now be at least two hearings, Council Speaker Christine Quinn told wnyc.org — one focusing on Walmart’s impact on small business and a second hearing on the company’s labor practices.
Why aren't hearings being held focusing on Rauf's radical ties and incendiary rhetoric?
Said Quinn, “Standing by and letting Walmart come without any oversight, without any scrutiny would not be supporting small businesses.”[...]
A preliminary list of invited speakers provided by Quinn’s office includes Matt Ryan of New York Jobs with Justice/Urban Agenda; Stuart Applebaum of the Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union; Charles Otey of the Merchants of Third Avenue (Bay Ridge); Michelle Holder of Community Service Society; the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Queens; Alfredo Placeres of the NYS Federation of Hispanic Chambers of Commerce; Brad Gerstman and David Schwartz, co-founders of Gotham Government Relations; and Tom Angotti, professor of urban affairs and planning at Hunter College.
A veritable parade of asshats.
PHOTO: Architectural rendering of victory mosque, tumbling crosses, Jewish stars, and Pentagons.
Yeah, spit in my face and tell me it's raining.
Meanwhile, check this out: 76% of Brooklyn Residents Want Walmart, Poll Reveals
NEW YORK CITY — A recent poll commissioned by Walmart reveals that 76 percent of Brooklyn residents say they favor Walmart coming to the city.
Additionally, the new data shows that Brooklyn residents spent $10.4 million in Walmart stores outside the city — in New Jersey and Long Island — last year.
Based on these facts, it appears Brooklyn could soon have a Walmart store. But Steve Restivo, director of community affairs for Walmart and a spokesperson, told the Eagle yesterday that, despite the rumor about a possible site in Bushwick, the company has not announced any specific plans.
“We do continue to look at small, medium and large sites across the city,” he said, adding, “In our real estate selection process, we look at underserved communities — both in terms of jobs and access to healthy and affordable food.”
As for the citywide poll commissioned by Walmart, 1,000 city residents were polled from Dec. 2 through Dec. 7, including approximately 250 (or 25 percent) from Brooklyn, according to Douglas E. Schoen, who conducted the poll.
“Walmart enjoys deep and widespread support throughout the five boroughs,” said pollster Schoen. “Through our research, we found that New Yorkers clearly believe Walmart can provide economic relief through affordable products, as well as needed jobs.”
Commented Joe Venezia, senior vice president of Walmart U.S., in a statement, “New Yorkers want Walmart and we want to make access to jobs and affordable groceries more convenient.
Venezia also noted that as the company steps up its efforts to open stores in the city, it will engage with the community to build even more support.
“We will be flexible in our approach to better understand the unique challenges New York City communities face and how we can work together towards solutions,” he said. “At the same time, we will continue to be innovative and explore new channels so our customers can shop and experience Walmart when, where and how they want.”
Walmart’s sales data tracked the spending by New Yorkers at stores outside the city during the last 12 months. and found they had spent more than $165 million —including approximately $80.2 million from Queens, $35 million from Manhattan, $23.4 million from Staten Island and $19.1 million from the Bronx as well as the aforementioned $10.4 million from Brooklyn.
Following are the key findings from the 1,000-person poll:
• Favoring Walmart coming to the city: Bronx (80 percent), Brooklyn (76 percent), Queens (70 percent), Staten Island (66 percent), Manhattan (59 percent)
• 63 percent of residents favor locating a Walmart store in their neighborhood
• 70 percent of residents agree that they should have a Walmart in the city.
Joint City Council Committee Hearing
As the Eagle reported Tuesday, a hearing to be conducted by three City Council committees — Small Business, Economic Development and Community Development — on the potential economic impacts of Walmart has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 12, at the former Emigrant Bank building across the street at 49-51 Chambers St.Small Businesses Also Want Walmart in City
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In another poll also conducted by Douglas E. Schoen, this one of 400 businesses with 50 employees or less, it was found that small business owners favor bringing Walmart to the city by a count of 62 percent to 27 percent.
Support among small retailers was weakest, with 55 percent in favor versus 36 percent against; service-oriented businesses favored a Walmart by 65 percent to 25 percent and commercial businesses were most adamant in their endorsement, at 75 percent to 19 percent.
The No. 1 reason respondents favored a Walmart in the city was because they thought it would create jobs, the survey showed.
First reported in Crain’s New York Business on Monday, this and the residential poll mentioned above, were thought to have been conducted in an effort to strike a preemptive blow to the Jan. 12 City Council hearing that is expected to be loaded with Walmart opponents.
Crain’s notes that Schoen, a prominent Democratic pollster, was selected to counter those who would argue that a Walmart poll would be biased.