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De Blasio reveals he wants to buy empty
NYC buildings and turn them into affordable
housing after moving 13,000 homeless into
hotels 'for more than $2million a night'
and shaming rich residents who left to escape
COVID-19 as 'fair weather friends'

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Posted By: Imright, 8/8/2020 12:06:46 AM

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday revealed a plan to buy properties around the city and turn them into permanent affordable housing, after moving more than 10,000 homeless people into hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic and shaming rich residents who have left the city as 'fair weather friends'. At a press conference on Friday, he did not say which type of buildings the city had its eye on and the city is refusing to give more details, citing 'privacy concerns'. Blasio only said there was an 'opportunity to get creative' now when it came to finding housing for New York's homeless.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: PChristopher 8/8/2020 4:01:32 AM (No. 503194)
With his tax base leaving town, how does he plan on paying for these buildings? Oh, well... what's money to a big deal like him, huh?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: mifla 8/8/2020 4:46:29 AM (No. 503203)
Given the number of people fleeing NYC, he has lots of empty buildings to chose from.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Highlander 8/8/2020 5:34:18 AM (No. 503211)
I took ECON 101 in college as a requirement for my major. I learned plenty about the law of supply and demand, and how it applied in many different scenarios. Given that, I am convinced that no liberal or Marxist types ever sat foot in an ECON classroom; either that, or they flunked royally. I think about that every time I read about people fleeing Marxist utopias like DeBlasio’s NY. The trouble with liberal politics is demand (consumers) insanely exceeding supply (producers).
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Reply 4 - Posted by: nina584 8/8/2020 6:11:34 AM (No. 503224)
This commie needs to be removed or there will be no NYC.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 8/8/2020 6:28:28 AM (No. 503232)
#3: My first Econ professor in my MBA program was a hippie communist visiting professor, who believed he had reduced the entire concept of macroeconomics into seven curves on a graph. The final test was seven graphs, with a single curve on them, with no scale , no numbers, no other data. For each each graph we were required to write - exactly- 200 words describing what each graph meant in his system of Marxist theory.. Maybe De Blasio studied under him.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: anniebc 8/8/2020 6:48:29 AM (No. 503247)
Leftists with their god complex have to be, collectively, the most stupid and vapid people on the planet.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bigken2 8/8/2020 7:00:24 AM (No. 503254)
if you are so stupid to vote for this man then you deserve all the hell it brings
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Reply 8 - Posted by: SkeezerMcGee 8/8/2020 7:06:01 AM (No. 503256)
NYC is going down hill economically until Mayor Bill de Blasio is no longer in office. Already 15,000 restaurants are out of business permanently and the number is increasing. Most are tenants who are no longer paying rent. Related taxes will be lost forever. This is just one example. Who knows how many other landlords are receiving no income from their real property. It's going to take years before NYC recovers. Sometimes I wonder whether de Blasio is doing his damage on purpose.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bazi 8/8/2020 7:26:27 AM (No. 503272)
So, THIS is what the leftist Utopia looks like. Mistakenly, I was assuming they wanted perpetual rainbows, "perfect" temperatures, smiley faces, a brilliantly clean environment, sweet smelling flowers in your hair and an Earthly community where love trumps hate. Since they are commies, I should have known better. Every day I am thankful that I was not born with the commie mental disease. To pay for the buildings, Warren Wilhem Jr. is probably using the money "saved" from defunding the police.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: chance_232 8/8/2020 7:29:07 AM (No. 503275)
The law of supply and demand informs us that even more homeless will floid into NYC as the weather cools for nice digs in a hotel. It also informs us that NYC's tourism and business travelers will drop off, further exacerbating the financial decline. The wealthy will not return for higher taxes for the privledge of rubbing elbows with people urinating in the streets. It also informs us that NYC will have no choice but to increase taxes and fees on everyone. Thus driving all taxpaying classes out of the city. And then what happens when the money dries up and all of these homeless are forced out of the hotels?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: tyshab 8/8/2020 7:31:20 AM (No. 503277)
Agenda 21 https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/Agenda21.pdf
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Reply 12 - Posted by: tyshab 8/8/2020 7:33:14 AM (No. 503278)
Agenda 2030 https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/transformingourworld/
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Reply 13 - Posted by: edgar 8/8/2020 7:51:14 AM (No. 503291)
Next, he will want to provide free drugs and alcohol to keep pace with SF. Democrats are bringing the third world to the US one city at a time.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: BaldGuy 8/8/2020 8:14:21 AM (No. 503304)
#8 and #10....the ONLY good news out of all of this when the city hits rock bottom, is that in a few years when NYC starts to return, (when they elect another Rudy) then real estate will be very cheap compared to where it was....BTW, wonder if Trump Tower is still there in a couple years??
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Strike3 8/8/2020 8:15:30 AM (No. 503305)
A smart guy like de Blasio could have a bright future. Biden, are you paying attention? You need a guy like this in Washington. Doubling down on stupid is exactly what we expect from this pothead clown. Make it cozy and comfortable for the dregs of society while insulting the taxpayers and driving them out of town. I don't know why the police are wasting their time stopping people with out-of-state license plates from coming into the city. There can't be that many out there who want to enter New York unless they are vultures who want to feast on the ruins. This situation is why Nasty Piglousy is demanding two trillion dollars at the federal level, to bail out places like New York City that are hopelessly falling into the pit of debt and decadence. Donald Trump can not even consider doing this or the terrorists will have won.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: cor-vet 8/8/2020 8:25:53 AM (No. 503310)
If DeBlahBlah has this much money to spend, he shouldn't need Americas taxpayers to pony up.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: paral04 8/8/2020 8:53:01 AM (No. 503331)
How will all these show business people feel when Broadway is no longer because no one will go to NYC to do or see anything very very soon.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: The Remnants 8/8/2020 9:12:00 AM (No. 503354)
It will be interesting to see where the De Blasios spend their retirement years. Don't really give two cents where they land; but still interesting to see where they end up. Don't think they will choose NYC,
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Reply 19 - Posted by: planetgeo 8/8/2020 9:19:16 AM (No. 503365)
One of the inherent curses of capitalism is that it provides surpluses of nearly everything and thus gives all the stupid people the belief that this is the way things are no matter who is in charge or what goofy/crazy policies they implement. This is exactly the situation we are in, with about 50% of our people being terminally stupid and thinking this insanity is no big thing.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: gwholmessr 8/8/2020 9:19:42 AM (No. 503367)
They flee NY to move to other states and cities and vote that leads to ruin. They never figure out that their ways have ruined many, many once beautiful communities. I’d say he is going for high rise ghettos
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Reply 21 - Posted by: bighambone 8/8/2020 9:35:46 AM (No. 503381)
If de Blasio were to lease the Empire State Building he could fill the place with just about every houseless person in New York City in one sweep, set up an auxiliary mayor’s office there, and have a merry old time chatting with his constituents.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: czechlist 8/8/2020 9:37:57 AM (No. 503383)
Why aren't the citizens of NYC storming Gracie Mansion? I reckon they aren't the "badasses" they want us to believe they are.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: gone2pot 8/8/2020 9:40:02 AM (No. 503384)
Well, New York City is where the largest herds of pink polka dotted, purple unicorns roam freely. The Skittles they poop must be extra delicious for the voters.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: fayebeck 8/8/2020 9:47:16 AM (No. 503392)
Great opportunity for conservatives. Quit this open the "schools" nonsense. Let them close. No money for schools and "teachers". Then the empty school buildings can be used to house the homeless. Kill two birds with one stone as the old wisdom of the past tells us. Conservatives won't of course. No guts.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: jimincalif 8/8/2020 9:49:14 AM (No. 503393)
Yeah right Mayor Wilhelm, this will bring the rich back to NYC! Basic rule of economics - when you tax something you get less of it, when you subsidize something you get more of it. And economics is a behavioral science, not finance. This rule simply illustrates how people (both rich and homeless) respond to incentives. It’s human nature.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: moebellini3 8/8/2020 9:50:23 AM (No. 503395)
Like what Castro did to Cuba and Chavez did to Venezuela, these two communists took two of the best economies in the Caribbean and destroyed them and their countries. And, as communists do, they blamed everybody but themselves. To this day, under communist rule there is no stability in site. Enter the pathetic communist DeBlasio, following the same communist script that is leading to the same outcome. HE blames everyone else, not his communist policies. See, you can learn from history, but you can't learn from history if you ignore history. Got it.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: janjan 8/8/2020 9:52:29 AM (No. 503396)
Liberalism on display. Cater to the losers who neither produce or contribute anything and stick a knife into those who do. Then act shocked when the producers and contributors flip you the bird on their way out of town. The sad truth is that these are the same people who voted for him.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: dbdiva 8/8/2020 10:29:04 AM (No. 503432)
So the mayor wants producing taxpayers to be "ashamed" they left the city. Why should those residents feel shame? Should people who want to live in a safe, secure, calm, law abiding area; who want to protect their families from harm be ashamed for moving to places that are able to provide that security? The one who should be ashamed is the mayor who was elected by a very small percentage of voters. Sadly, he's probably thrilled that he was able to destroy in a short period of time what once was a great city. I'm sure that was his goal from day one. I had always enjoyed my visits there. No way will I ever visit again.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Red Ghost 8/8/2020 10:30:24 AM (No. 503435)
DeBlasio could leave tomorrow and NYC would be in even worse shape, because the Democrats vying for the mayoralty and other citywide elected positions will make DeBlasio look like Bill Buckley. NY is doomed. The state chair of the Republican party is quivering under his bed, so there is no Republican presence in the state or city. There are no viable candidates who could even fill Giuliani's socks let alone shoes. As a lifelong New Yorker to see the city and state deteriorate so rapidly under DeBlasio and Benito is shocking. RIP New York.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Arby 8/8/2020 11:27:15 AM (No. 503502)
They voted for this idiot; now they can live with the results of their actions. In some cases they didn't vote at all. I say, vote with your feet and get out of NYC. And for the rest of America . . . see what happens when a crazed, politically-correct leftist takes over a city.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 8/8/2020 11:39:11 AM (No. 503516)
What's next? Squatter's rights? Haven't been home in over ten months thanks to covid. Thank God I don't live in NYC. I can see myself returning someday when covid blows over, and discover some homeless person has take over my house, and they have legal right to it. New York is so screwed.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Historybuff 8/8/2020 11:58:28 AM (No. 503533)
Affordable housing? I thought the projects were affordable housing. They love to blabber about "affordable housing" but never talk about affordable (real estate) taxes.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Lawsy0 8/8/2020 12:22:33 PM (No. 503556)
Was it Plato or Aristotle who said, ''Vote like a Democrat, live like a Democrat.'' Translated from the Pig Latin, ''Stupid is as stupid does.''
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Reply 34 - Posted by: TCloud 8/8/2020 1:03:51 PM (No. 503602)
Nancy and Chuck want lots of $ to reward these liberal suckers! POTUS will have to do EO!
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Reply 35 - Posted by: NotaBene 8/8/2020 1:03:53 PM (No. 503603)
NYC needs to remove the awful scaffolding they impose on the sidewalk of most high-rise buildings. Then, stop painting 5th Avenue with the name of a Marxist anti-nuclear family organization. They should then re-elect their best Son ever, he who changed the skyline and built the skating ring. Viva Trump!
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Reply 36 - Posted by: legalart 8/8/2020 1:04:27 PM (No. 503604)
The problem is not that NY voted for this avowed marxist, but that as the horror show continues, none of them have lifter a finger to recall him. SO, never feel sorry for them.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: 4Liberty2020 8/8/2020 1:53:51 PM (No. 503628)
If the Mayor of New York had his way, he would put a homeless shelter across from the Trump Tower and not feel guilty about it at all.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Zigrid 8/8/2020 3:28:05 PM (No. 503680)
The lefties love spending other people's money... wonder how the taxpayers like his plan....I have a better plan... why not move a group into the mayor's mansion... and using his salary buy them food....now that's a plan!!
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Reply 39 - Posted by: DVC 8/8/2020 6:22:08 PM (No. 503790)
DeBozo's an evil Marxist, which explains it all.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: Ashley Brenton 8/8/2020 6:27:51 PM (No. 503796)
Wow. Can't wait for the horror stories to start coming out of those buildings.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 8/8/2020 8:03:06 PM (No. 503865)
Putz, the mayor of New York. New Yorkers elected him. He's exactly what they deserve.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: ander171 8/8/2020 9:05:47 PM (No. 503893)
It's the Curley effect , you know as in Boston.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: DVC 8/8/2020 9:57:11 PM (No. 503911)
Too many Takers, not enough Makers. Typical Marxist nirvana.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: Trigger2 8/9/2020 12:20:39 AM (No. 503947)
NYC is going to be like East Germans fleeing to the west.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: GoodDeal 8/9/2020 12:25:53 AM (No. 503948)
The future of real estate market values there is not a pretty picture. However real estate agents will be making a fortune in the collapse.
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Posted by voxpopuli 8/8/2020 6:07:58 PM Post Reply
Sen. Amy Klobuchar sent a letter Friday urging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to plan for a possible outbreak of a rare, polio-like illness that mostly affects children. It's called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM. Larey Swanson's son was diagnosed with AFM back in September of 2014 (snip) “Our family, along with several other families who have kids affected by AFM met with Klobuchar at Children's Hospital, and we emphasized for the need for mandatory reporting at the CDC. And at the time, she was very responsive,”
Does Biden's running mate really matter? 24 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 8/9/2020 4:30:50 AM Post Reply
Thank heaven baseball is back and almost recognizable. College football will be here in less than a month, with the notable exception of the University of Connecticut Huskies (1-20 record against FBS opponents in the last two seasons). The only question is whether fans will be allowed. One socially distanced sport that has been with us for months and has survived without pointless rule changes or limits on the number of spectators is trying to guess who will be Joe Biden’s running mate this fall.
Seattle City Council Votes
to Lay Off 100 Police Officers
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Posted by Garnet 8/8/2020 9:43:35 AM Post Reply
The Seattle City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday in support of police budget proposals that would lay off 100 police officers, despite objections from the city's mayor and police chief. The city council began to reexamine the police department's budget earlier this summer in response to anti-police protests. Mayor Jenny Durkan (D.) and police chief Carmen Best criticized the most recent set of proposals, which would also end the removal of homeless people from the city's streets and cut salaries for police leadership. Durkan said the cuts would hit the "most diverse class" of officers the city has ever had, as police union rules mandate that layoffs are determined by seniority.
Bill Maher: ‘It’s Possible’ Bill Clinton
Visited Epstein’s Sex Island
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Posted by Imright 8/8/2020 7:55:56 PM Post Reply
Comedian Bill Maher argued that evidence shows “it’s possible” former President Bill Clinton visited convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s sex island where underage girls were offered up to his rich and powerful friends.Speaking with former Clinton White House adviser Paul Begala on his HBO show “Real Time,” Maher discussed the recently unsealed court documents showing that alleged Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre claims to have witnessed Bill Clinton at the island, and that “two young girls” were there also, though the former president’s spokesperson has denied the accusation.
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