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Old 06-12-2013, 04:42 PM
 
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If Bloomberg could run for a fourth term, I think he'd do well, especially with the current candidates.
I would definitely vote for him again. He's done a great job. NYC really is a noticeably better place to live over his time in office. Lots of planning for the future too. Even stepping outside the boundaries of NYC, for NYC.

Back to the plan though. It is critical for us to elect a candidate that will continue implimenting PlaNYC. Not letting sit and gather dust. Critical.
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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The $20 billion proposal is part of a 430-page report that calls for the
construction of levees and flood walls along parts of the East River, Staten
Island and the Bronx.
As Judge Judy says: "Beauty is fleeting but DUMB is forever!"


Isn't this the same mayor who gave us the disastrous but hideously expensive new South Ferry station that might as well have been built under the Hudson River for all it's hurricane-worthiness.

The first thought of morons after a flood is build a wall. They never manage a second thought.

Didn't New Orleans prove that walls hold water IN as well as keep it OUT?
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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nightcrawler you forgot to mention the helicopter noise!

not nice.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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As Judge Judy says: "Beauty is fleeting but DUMB is forever!"


Isn't this the same mayor who gave us the disastrous but hideously expensive new South Ferry station that might as well have been built under the Hudson River for all it's hurricane-worthiness.

The first thought of morons after a flood is build a wall. They never manage a second thought.

Didn't New Orleans prove that walls hold water IN as well as keep it OUT?




Didn't the workers actually find part of an old wall near South Ferry when they were building the subway?

Wonder why the wall was there?????

I think Guiliani was by far a better Mayor, at least he cared about the quality of life. Bloomberg does not.

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Old 06-14-2013, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Planet Brooklyn
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AND HERE IS FOOD FOR THOUGHT. didnt the workers actually find part of an old wall when they were building the subway?

gee, wonder why the wall was there?????

but no matter what, Bloomberg is going !! yay !!! hahahahahahahha he is going. hahahahhah
LOL.... As Mike B does his final lap, in immortal words of Chairman of the Board Frankie Sinatra: "Start spreading the news.." !
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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The Bloomberg administration has arguably shaped this city more so then any other in the history of NYC.

Notice the transformations of neighborhoods citywide, with more to come.

Second hand smoke and extra large sodas are public health issues which cost the city money.

The Bloomberg administration attacked on all fronts. For a better NYC.



Actually, Bloomberg won fair and square.



Haha!


and when everyone stops smoking and no one buys cigarets where will the extra tax money come from?, milk??

and extra large sodas cost more, so they will be losing money.

and also, just because they sell extra large sodas doesn't mean that every time some one buys a soda they buy an extra large, it could be a treat every once and a while, ever think of that?


and how do you figure that, the term limits is 2 terms, he changed it, got a third and changed it back.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:01 AM
 
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and when everyone stops smoking and no one buys cigarets where will the extra
tax money come from?, milk??

and extra large sodas cost more, so they
will be losing money.

There could be a high tax on canoes for people who live downtown.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:11 AM
 
Location: New York City
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He based the proposal on the fact that Battery Park City survived Sandy relatively well—much better than the Seaport. It’s a reasonable proposal to provide two things the city needs: flood protection and additional housing.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:19 AM
 
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Frankly I'm thrilled he banned smoking in the workplace. I detest going to a bar to come out reeking of someone else's disgusting habit. People kicked and screamed at first but now most people are glad he did it, and the ban is being adopted all over the country. I can see why people think the soda thing is overreach but obesity *is* a public health issue and it's the mayor's job to be a leader on issues like that.

Bloomberg is a great mayor--I'm glad he was here for twelve years. His influence, like Guiliani's, will shape the city for years to come, and I don't see a worthy successor on the horizon.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:42 AM
 
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While Bloomberg technically was legally elected to a 3rd term, him and the city council back doored it. It went against 2 voter referendums that called for term limits to be set at 2. So if you're ok with the will of the people being denied, so be it.


Bloomberg is a Nanny politician of the worst kind, not that there's a good kind. He also seems to be the mayor of Manhattan with a little Brooklyn sprinkled in. Fact is he really doesn't care about the people in the outer boroughs. See Congestion Pricing for reference.

No one is saying that cigarettes are good, but that was the first step in telling private businesses what they could do. And now it's soda. If someone needs a politician to tell them what is healthy for them or not then I feel sorry for them.

Granted the mayoral candidates right now are brutal, but that doesn't make Bloomberg any better.

Also, the city isn't nearly as safe as Bloomberg and Ray Kelly would have you believe. As someone who works nights in the bar and restaurant industry I can attest to this first hand.
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