Sunday, November 1, 2009

Feds provide water, sewer funds for NY communities

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says New York municipalities will be able to tap $322 million in loans and grants to upgrade aging water and sewer systems.

Schumer says 30 percent of the funding — $3.5 billion in total aid nationwide — will be in grants that won’t have to be repaid. He says he sought that provision to avoid local tax increases to pay for the work.

The Democrat says Wednesday the federal funds will trigger action and create jobs to address a backlog of water and sewer projects statewide. He said improved water and sewer service is also a priority of employers seeking sites to grow.


Flushing Friend said...

Hey Folks-
Wanna tell Schumer what you really think?

Big news for all Dan Halloran supporters and lovers of liberty in America:

Chuck Schumer will be campaigning for Dan's opponent Kevin Kim, tomorrow, Sunday at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center at 1 PM.

Since they are losing and resorting to despicable campaign tactics, of lies and vulgar religious attacks they now have to bring in the big guns to stump for Kim.

We will be there to say NO! to Kevin Kim's viscous campaign slurs, to fight against overdevelopment, high taxes and big gov't and to tell Chuck Schumer to go home!!

Change in schedule for Dan's campaign tomorrow: All Dan Halloran supporters come out tomorrow to Bay Terrace Shopping Center to rally for Religious Freedom and drown out Schumer!!

Meet at:
Bay Terrace Shopping Center
26 Ave & Bell Blvd, Bayside, NY
Sunday, Nov 1st
11 AM - 2 PM (remember daylight saving time, set clocks back 1 hour)

Bring flags and signs saying "Kim Tramples Freedom of Religion!" "Go Home Schumer!" "Stop the Religious Slurs" "Take Back America" "To Kim & Schumer: You Lie" etc. etc. If anyone has bullhorn, please bring it. We need to fight back!!

Fight for Religious Freedom in America, our country of Liberty!!!

Call organizers for more details: Phil Orenstein (917-620-2663) and Anthony Carollo (917-842-1836)

"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." - Margaret Thatcher

Anonymous said...

Anyone planning to attend tomorrow's rally at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center for Kevin Kim (where Schumer is expected to appear) may want to be aware of the following:

The Political Pagan
This is a blog that comments on both Paganism and politics in the United States, from a leftist-liberal point of view.

Anonymous said...
Turns out the pot may be calling the kettle black. I am a Flushing native and quiet pagan and I heard through the grape vine that when Congressman Ackerman was asked what Kevin "Dukun" Kim practiced he laughed and declined to answer. A neighbor explained to me that Kevin is an adopted named and that Kevin Dukun Kim - Halloran's Democratic opponent is named after his paternal grandfather a powerful Dukun, a native belief system indigenous to Java it has spread all the way to Korea where Kevin Dukun Kim was born. Superficially an Islamic faith, it has a very strong and ancient belief in animism, ancestor worship, animal sacrifice and shamanism. The Dukun are respected and feared figures even in the most orthodox areas. Some Dukuns are feared for being very powerful practitioners of dark magicks.
A dukun is consulted when a person perceives they have an issue that has a supernatural or paranormal association. If a dukun is not known to the individual, their family or friends, word of mouth often creates a situation where the dukun will appear as if summoned, most especially in the case of possessions. Many highly prominent and highly educated Asians, even those with Western doctorate and masters levels degrees still employ dukun or soothsayers. Dukun are known to have curative powers. They may use incantations, herbal medicine, animal parts, inanimate objects, spiritual communication or guidance, prayers, offerings, the keris or any combination to effect their curatives. Dukun are believed to be able to communicate directly with malevolent and benevolent spirits. A Dukun practice involves drawing a half circle of food offerings, including opium and incense and weapons in the form of nails, glass and needles. The dukun then chants a spell and actually asks spirits to embed the items in the victim’s stomach. So the difference between Halloran and Kim is that Halloran did not hide his faith. Either way thought people in this North Eastern Queens neighborhood are going to elect a pagan.

October 21, 2009 9:00 AM

Have fun and be safe!

I. M. Amused said...

In next week's Tribune, I would love to see the following headline:




You know folks, even the best writers in Hollywood couldn't make all of this stuff up!

Anonymous said...

Schumer says 30 percent of the funding — $3.5 billion in total aid nationwide — will be in grants that won’t have to be repaid.

I predict that we will all see a watered down accounting of where all of the money will be going. Is there going to be a guarantee that taxes won't go up? For some reason, I don't trust Schumer at this moment in time, especially if he is campaigning for Kim!

Anonymous said...

What Shumer running again next year? Anyhow this money better make it to Queens and especially Elmhurst, Middle Village and Maspeth. We were the areas hardest hit by flooding because of all the new multifamily housing that was shoe-horned in our areas to destroy our quality of life and which the existing sewers could not handle all of the tripling population's crap squeezing into the pipes. So instead it goes into our basements.

Anonymous said...

Kim is the mystery meat in the Ackerman Schumer sandwich!

I don't trust any of them.

Then there's Schenckler/Nussbaum..."buttons & bows"!

Anonymous said...

Now THERE'S a face that belongs behind bars...and I'm not talkin' about the kind that serve alcohol!