Both New York and New Jersey health departments are reporting widespread cases of the influenza virus.
The New Jersey Department of Health has published a bright red map, illustrating a state saturated with confirmed flu cases. As of the week ending on January 7, there have been 1,507 cases counted. Bergen County has seen the highest rate of flu this season, with 353 cases.
New York State’s Department of Health is reporting that the flu is spreading. As of the week ending on January 7, there have been 3,015 cases in New York. That number marks an eight percent jump over the last week’s count.
"There has been an increase in our office, Bergen County, New Jersey, even the east coast,” said Dr. David Namerow, the Director and Founder of Pediatric Care Associates.
The uptick in flu cases coincides with increased school absences and more visits to the emergency room, according to the N.J. Dept. of Health.
"My friend Judy’s son has the flu, and so does my other friends daughter,” said Jennifer Mass, as she sat in the doctor’s office with her daughter Sophia today. Sophia, 7, is sick with bronchitis. She dodged the flu because Mass got her vaccinated.
"I always immunize the children,” she said.
The Hudson County, NJ Prosecutor's Office is on the scene of a multiple shooting on Fulton Avenue in Jersey City.
The shootings were reported shortly after 10 p.m. in a home near Corcoran Street.
Witnesses said that two masked men barged out of a U-Haul truck and shot three people before taking off on foot – details that haven't been confirmed by police.
It's unclear if the people were shot inside of a home or somewhere outside. Their conditions remain unknown.
A tense scene is playing out in the neighborhood as more than a dozen people try to reach their family members.
"I just want to know if my child is alive," one woman cried to a police officer over the phone.
Multiple people are believed to be dead, including at least one woman. A man who identified himself to police as one of the victim's father was being held by his friends.
Additional information was not immediately available.
SuperStation95 will update this story as more information becomes available . . . please check back
They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor"
But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot......they "didn't have a pot to piss in" & were the lowest of the low
The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s:
Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June. However, since they were starting to smell . ...... . Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married.
Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!"
Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs."
There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.
The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a "thresh hold."
In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme:
Peas porridge hot,
peas porridge cold,
peas porridge in the pot
nine days old.
Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and "chew the fat."
Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.
Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the "upper crust."
Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a "wake."
England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive. So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night ("the graveyard shift") to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, "saved by the bell" or was considered "a dead ringer."
And that's the truth....Now, whoever said History was boring?
Investigative Journalists have captured clandestine video of sensitive, tolerant, liberals planning to lob a chemical into the "Deplora-Ball" causing the venue to stink so badly, attendees will rush to evacuate, or triggering fire sprinklers to douse attendees with water.
What the liberals don't know, is that teams of vigilante security are also planning to be on site; equipped with claw hammers and tire irons to embed in liberal skulls - or just beat them to death - when the Liberals attack!
The inauguration is quickly becoming a potential battleground, and opposing sides are prepping to fight. Not verbally. Not politically. Physically!
This could actually be the start of real Civil War, as liberals who lost, refuse to lose; and conservatives who won, intend to defend their victory by force.
The mass-media is totally silent about these goings-on. It is not known whether or not the mass media does not know of these plans, or does not care. Perhaps they're as "out-of-touch" with this pending reality as they were with the victory of Turmp that NONE of them saw coming?
First, the undercover video of what appear to be violent leftist terrorists, talking openly about their plans to attack Inaugural events:
How is it that it's always O'Keefe getting this explosive stuff? Isn't this the FBI's job? This guy must have some benefactor, too, to be able to scoop the NYT, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and everybody else. Is there no investigative journalism anymore?
We are saddened by the loss of retired NASA astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon. http://go.nasa.gov/2iEFt4w https://t.co/gPdFTnXF2C— (@NASA) Jan 16 2017
“This is Gene, and I'm on the surface; and, as I take man's last step from the surface, back home for some time to come – but we believe not too long into the future – I'd like to just (say) what I believe history will record: that America's challenge of today has forged man's destiny of tomorrow,” Cernan told Mission Control as he reentered the Challenger lunar module.
“And, as we leave the Moon at Taurus–Littrow, we leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind. Godspeed the crew of Apollo 17.”
Cernan was the spacecraft commander for Apollo 17, the last scheduled US manned mission to the moon. The launch was the first manned nighttime launch for NASA, according to his bio. The voyage established several other firsts for manned spaceflight, including: longest manned lunar landing flight (301 hours 51 minutes); longest lunar surface extravehicular activities (22 hours 6 minutes); largest lunar sample return (an estimated 115 kg (249 lbs.); and longest time in lunar orbit (147 hours 48 minutes).
Apollo 17 was Cernan’s third space flight. Prior to the December 1972 launch, he was the pilot for the Gemini IX mission in June 1966 and the lunar module pilot for Apollo 10 in May 1969. He also served as the backup pilot for Gemini 12, as backup lunar module pilot for Apollo 7 and as backup spacecraft commander for Apollo 14.
Cernan logged a total of 566 hours, 15 minutes in space, more than 73 of which were on the surface of the moon.
In 1956, Cernan was commissioned into the US Navy through the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Purdue University in Indiana, where he majored in electrical engineering. Upon his commissioning, he entered flight training. He was assigned to Attack Squadrons 26 and 112 at Naval Air Station Miramar in California. He received a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering from the US Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey California.
NASA selected Cernan as one of 14 astronauts to join the agency in October 1963. A decade later, he became the special assistant to the program manager of the Apollo Program at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. As part of that role, he helped plan, develop and evaluate the joint US-Soviet Apollo-Soyuz mission, including serving as the US negotiator in direct discussion with the USSR.
He retired from the Navy and NASA on July 1, 1976.
After leaving government service, Cernan joined Coral Petroleum to enhance the company’s energy-related programs. In 1981, he started his own company to pursue management and consultant interests in the energy, aerospace and other related industries. From there, he became chairman of the board of Johnson Engineering Corporation.
Only six moonwalkers remain, including Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon. In late November, Aldrin faced a health scare while visiting the South Pole.
Word has begun leaking out of Congress about the replacement for the expensive and failing "ObamaCare" and all the info suggests the Republican Replacement is "Brilliant!"
ALL THE OBAMACARE MANDATES ARE GONE ! ! ! ! !
SuperStation95 has begun asking average citizens on the streets here in New York City what they think and the responses are positive.
Frank Torre of Manhattan said
"this is not forced healthcare. This is opening competition and simply passing a law allowing you and I to Pool our resources."
Harry Franco of Queens, NY told us
"He's gonna 86 the mandate? Thank God! Nobody should be FORCED to pay for something. It's un-American."
Rand Paul basically "wrote" this bill by combining pieces of bills that could not get through the red tape when Obama was in.
It addresses the pre-existing conditions and insurance until you are 26 yrs old still on your parents insurance issues as well.
The media pretending this bill isn't already written and well thought out is absurd. They're just not reporting on it and keeping the public's questions un-answered on purpose to create a fear in the populace.
Saying NATO is "Obsolete", Britain’s exit from the EU will be a success and the EU is an instrument of German domination with the purpose of beating the U.S. in international trade, Donald Trump gave stunning Interviews to two European Publications.
In two separate, and quite striking interviews with Germany's Bild (paywall) and London's Sunday Times (paywall), Donald Trump did what he failed to do in his first US press conference, and covered an extensive amount of policy and strategy, much of which however will likely please neither the pundits, nor the markets.
Among the numerous topics covered in the Bild interview, he called NATO obsolete, predicted that other European Union members would join the U.K. in leaving the bloc and threatened BMW with import duties over a planned plant in Mexico, according to a Sunday interview granted to Germany’s Bild newspaper that will raise concerns in Berlin over trans-Atlantic relations. Furthermore, in his first "exclusive" interview in the UK granted to the Sunday Times, Trump said he will offer Britain a quick and “fair” trade deal with America within weeks of taking office to help make Brexit a “great thing”. Trump revealed that he was inviting Theresa May to visit him “right after” he gets into the White House and wants a trade agreement between the two countries secured “very quickly”.
Trump told the Times that other countries would follow Britain’s lead in leaving the European Union, claiming it had been deeply damaged by the migration crisis. “I think it’s very tough,” he said. “People, countries want their own identity and the UK wanted its own identity.”
Elsewhere, quoted in German from a conversation held in English, Trump predicted Britain’s exit from the EU will be a success and portrayed the EU as an instrument of German domination with the purpose of beating the U.S. in international trade. For that reason, Trump said, he’s fairly indifferent whether the EU breaks up or stays together, according to Bild. According to Bloomberg, Trump’s comments "leave little doubt that he will stick to campaign positions and may in some cases upend decades of U.S. foreign policy, putting him fundamentally at odds with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on issues from free trade and refugees to security and the EU’s role in the world."
Trump then attacked another carmarker, previosuly unnoticed by the president-elect, when he warned the United States will impose a border tax of 35 percent on cars that German carmaker BMW plans to build at a new plant in Mexico and export to the U.S. market. A BMW spokeswoman said a BMW Group plant in San Luis Potosi would build the BMW 3 Series starting from 2019, with the output intended for the world market. The plant in Mexico would be an addition to existing 3 Series production facilities in Germany and China. Trump said BMW should build its new car factory in the United States because this would be "much better" for the company.
He went on to say Germany was a great car producer, borne out by Mercedes Benz cars being a frequent sight in New York, but there was no reciprocity. Germans were not buying Chevrolets at the same rate, he said, making the business relationship an unfair one-way street. He said he was an advocate of free trade, but not at any cost. The BMW spokeswoman said the company was "very much at home in the U.S.," employing directly and indirectly nearly 70,000 people in the country.
Going back to foreign policy, Trump discussed his stance on Russia and suggested he might use economic sanctions imposed for Vladimir Putin’s encroachment on Ukraine as leverage in nuclear-arms reduction talks, while NATO, he said, “has problems.”
“[NATO] is obsolete, first because it was designed many, many years ago,” Bild quoted Trump as saying about the trans-Atlantic military alliance. “Secondly, countries aren’t paying what they should” and NATO “didn’t deal with terrorism.”
While those comments expanded on doubts Trump raised about the North Atlantic Treaty Organization during his campaign, he reserved some of his most dismissive remarks for the EU and Merkel, whose open-border refugee policy he called a “catastrophic mistake.” He further elaborated on this stance in the Times interview, where he said he was willing to lift Russian sanctions in return for a reduction in nuclear weapons.
When asked about the prospect of a nuclear arms reduction deal with Russia, Trump told the newspaper in an interview: "For one thing, I think nuclear weapons should be way down and reduced very substantially, that’s part of it.”
Additionally, Trump said Brexit will turn out to be a "great thing." Trump said he would work very hard to get a trade deal with the United Kingdom "done quickly and done properly".
Trump praised Britons for voting last year to leave the EU. People and countries want their own identity and don’t want outsiders to come in and “destroy it.” The U.K. is smart to leave the bloc because the EU “is basically a means to an end for Germany,” Bild cited Trump as saying. “If you ask me, more countries will leave,” he was quoted as saying.
While Trump blamed Brexit on an influx of refugees he said that Britain was forced to accept, the U.K.’s number of asylum applications in 2015 was a fraction of the 890,000 refugees who arrived in Germany that year at the peak of Europe’s migrant crisis.
With Merkel facing an unprecedented challenge from the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany as she seeks a fourth term this fall, Trump was asked whether he’d like to see her re-elected. He said he couldn’t say, adding that while he respects Merkel, who’s been in office for 11 years, he doesn’t know her and she has hurt Germany by letting “all these illegals” into the country.
Among Trump's other comments to Bild::
- the Bush administration’s decision to invade Iraq may have been the worst in U.S. history;
- that Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, is a natural talent who will bring about an accord with Israel
- Trump plans to keep using social media including Twitter once he’s in the White House to sidestep the press and communicate directly with his followers
- People entering the U.S. will face “extreme” security checks, possibly including some European nationals
But perhaps the most troubling, if only to legacy US diplomatic relations, was that, as the Times noted, "despite all of Mr Trump's expressions of admiration for Mr Putin and Mrs Merkel, he revealed that he was prepared to cut ties with both: "Well, I start off trusting both - but let's see how long that lasts. It may not last long at all."
It is unclear if this litany of strategic and tactical announcements, many of which quite shocking in their audacity and scope, is merely meant to serve as a launching pad for further negotiations, something Trump has proven quite adept at doing by stunning his counterparties into a state of abrupt silence, or if these are actually meant to serve as a basis for future US policy; if it is the latter, when US markets reopen they may have a distinct case of indigestion because while the market had desperately hoped for more clarity out of Trump on his policies, what emerged in these two interview is hardly it.
A former mafia kingpin, who served as a Philadelphia mob boss while sitting atop his perch in Atlantic City, died Friday in federal prison at the age of 87, a person close to the family said on Sunday.
Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo was serving out a 55-year sentence on racketeering and murder charges at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, N.C., when he died, Michael E. Riley, a Mt. Holly based attorney for Scarfo's son, Nicodemo S. "Nicky" Scarfo, said Sunday afternoon.
"He had been ill for a while," Riley said by phone. "He had some health difficulties."
Riley stopped short of saying exactly what those difficulties were. An attorney representing the elder Scarfo, Norris E. Gelman, told Philly.com that he died of cancer. Riley could not confirm that report.
Born in Brooklyn and raised in South Philadelphia, Scarfo was introduced to organized crime by three of his uncles. Scarfo started as a bookmaker but climbed the ranks of the Philly mob to serve as a boss during the bloody 1980s. He took over after a mob war that followed the 1980 assassination of longtime boss Angelo Bruno.
Scarfo ran the Philadelphia-South Jersey mob from Atlantic City and benefitted greatly when voters approved casino gambling in the seaside destination in 1976. He had a lucrative stake in the real estate expansion there through construction companies he and his associates ran. Scarfo also seized control of the city's largest labor union of hotel and restaurant employees.
Scarfo's reign of terror in Philadelphia came to a screeching halt in 1987 when he was arrested at the Atlantic City airport. Scarfo was sentenced to life in prison in 1989.
Scarfo was sentenced to life in prison in 1989, though it was later overturned.
But Scarfo's name popped up in federal documents as recent as 2011 when he was among 13 people named in an indictment charging him in connection with the alleged extortionate takeover of a Texas-based financial group. Also named in the indictment was the younger Scarfo, who authorities say had been admitted into the Lucchese crime family as a favor to his father.
Though the tenor of alleged mob activities had changed by the 2000s, a statement from the FBI assured the community organized crime was still alive and well.
"The demise of Organized Crime has been greatly exaggerated," Michael B. Ward, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Newark Field Office, said in a November 2011 statement announcing the indictment. "Criminal activities have evolved from the back alleys to the board rooms, but the same use of physical threats and intimidation to gain leverage and loot lucrative businesses for personal gain continues to this day. In response, the charges being brought against Nicky Scarfo Jr., Sal Pelullo and others represent law enforcement's commitment to aggressively target the illegal activity of Organized Crime in any commercial business or venue."
The younger Scarfo was sentenced to 30 years in prison in 2015.
The lefties planning to Disrupt the Inauguration of Donald Trump have been INFILTRATED! Spies sent into their planning meetings have covertly-obtained audio of their plans (so far).
Give listen to how they plan to blockade roads and means of transportation to prevent people from attending the Inauguration, and their plans for disrupting the celebratory Balls scheduled for the Evening. They're calling it "Operation Ball Crusher."
SuperStation95 is working to INFILTRATE other anti-Trump planing meetings and will bring you what we can if those efforts yield results!
The US citizen has been arrested by Mexican authorities in connection with last week’s shooting of a US consular official. The accused is reportedly a medical student who grew up in affluent Chino Hills, California
An official with the US Attorney's Office said that Zia Zafar, 31, was returned to the US from Mexico.
The US consulate, Christopher Ashcraft, was ambushed as he left an ATM vestibule after working out at a gym in Guadalajara, Mexico.
The official identified the suspect as Zia Zafar, a U.S. citizen.
The victim of the shooting survived the attack.
An American official in the United States who had seen a written summary of the investigation said authorities were still trying to determine a motive for the shooting.
The official said a preliminary investigation found the suspect had mental health issues. The U.S. official wasn’t authorized to speak publicly about the investigation and agreed to speak to the Associated Press (AP) only on condition of anonymity.
Zafar was allegedly a medical student studying in Mexico for the past four years, according to his landlord, and that he grew up in Chino Hills, California with his mother and sister.
The outlet reports that his mother sold their home three weeks ago and moved.
Surveillance video of the attack shows a man wearing purple medical scrubs, with dark hair and sunglasses, shoot into the official’s car as it exited an underground parking garage. The attacker then runs away.The attacker was wearing sunglasses and a wig, according to Mexico News Daily, and a photo shows him with a buzz cut. He also reportedly had 16 bags of what appeared to be marijuana with him.
After the attack, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City urged citizens to limit their exposure in Guadalajara. ‘They should also take care not to fall into predictable patterns for those movements that are essential,’ the statement continued. ‘They should vary the times and routes of their movements.’
On Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement thanking Mexico for the quick arrest.