Website, Petition Against Taxpayer-funded Bills Stadium

A website has been created and a petition is circulating in opposition of a taxpayer-funded stadium for the Buffalo Bills.

The website, founded by local attorney Paul Wolf, went live a couple of months ago, well before a report from AECOM was released detailing three proposed stadium locations in downtown Buffalo, as well as a possible retrofit of the Ralph and nine other sites around Western New York.

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Watch the 650-HP LT4 V-8 Engines Being Built

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GM Tonawanda Engine Plant News

The GEN 5 people might remember that in December, a film crew from Speed Academy was here filming the GEN 5 process. The show is now live at the following link:

http://speed.academy/lt4-v8-gm-engine-plant-tour-assembly-how-its-made/

Great job to all that were involved with the making of this video!

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Obama to Address Extremist Group


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WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—President Obama is courting controversy with his decision to address a group that has become dominated in recent years by extremists.

Some have questioned the appropriateness of the President speaking to such an extremist group, especially because in the past it has issued threats against the United States government.

 

 

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Vanessa Williams and Her Buffalo Beau Will Marry Here This Summer

Vanessa Williams’ brother leaked news of summer wedding in Western New York.
Vanessa Williams’ brother leaked news of summer wedding in Western New York. 

“Here comes the bride, Miss America.”

That potential mash-up of those two songs could be heard this summer in a Western New York church as Vanessa Williams and her fiancé, Jim Skrip of Depew, say “I do.”

The information about the celebrity nuptials came via Vanessa Williams’ brother, Chris Williams, who is one of the stars of the upcoming NBC comedy, “One Big Happy,” produced by Ellen DeGeneres.

In September, Williams, 51, announced on a daytime talk show that she and Skrip, a St. Bonaventure University graduate, had made their wedding plans official a few weeks earlier.

The couple met several years ago while on separate vacations in Egypt. Williams previously told The Buffalo News that she and her daughter were on a Nile cruise when she noticed another tourist in a Sabres shirt.

Williams said, “I went up to him and asked him, ‘Are you from Buffalo?’ ”

The two began a long distance romance. Williams lives near New York City, but she said a while ago that she gets to Western New York often.
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Amherst Town Meeting, January 20,7:00 p.m.

Tonight January 20, there will be a Town Board meeting in own Hall at 7:00 p.m.If you wish to speak to the audience you have to sign a sheet before 7:oo p.m.

If you want to know what’s going to be discuss tonight go to the Town’s website and read what is going to be discuss tonight, January 20,2015.

 

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Dad Arrested for Giving Cannabis Oil to Daughter With Cancer

 Dad Arrested for Giving Cannabis Oil to Daughter With Cancer
Adam Koessler with Rumer Rose

The father of a 2-year-old with late-stage cancer is facing jail time for using cannabis oil in an attempt to ease his daughter’s suffering.

When Adam Koessler’s 2-year-old daughter Rumer Rose was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma recently, he began supplementing her chemo treatments with doses of cannabis oil, seeing “amazing” results. Still, Koessler lives in Australia, where medical marijuana is illegal, and he was arrested Jan. 2 for his efforts; he was released on bail but now faces charges for possessing dangerous drugs and for supplying them to a minor, and is due back in court on Friday. The situation has outraged thousands around the world, who have signed online petitions and raised money in support of the single dad.

“He is a father doing whatever possible to save his child… let him go,” writes one of nearly 114,000 supporters on a Change.org petition to drop Koessler’s charges and legalize medical marijuana. Says another, “If the law states that this man cannot give his terminally ill… daughter something that improves her quality of life, than the law needs to be changed. The fact that this man has had his parental rights taken away by an ignorant legal system that has absolutely no right to do so absolutely disgusts me.”

On Christmas Eve, Rumer was diagnosed with stage-4 neuroblastoma — a pediatric cancer that develops from immature nerve cells — according to Koessler, who shared details of his story on a GoFundMe page he set up to help with his daughter’s care. (Koessler could not be reached for comment by Yahoo Parenting.) Doctors proposed 12 months of chemotherapy, while Rumer’s father and mother (who are not a couple), began a complementary therapy of naturopathic medicine, gluten-free meals, and medical-grade cannabis oil, which has been used around the world, with varying success rates, to treat conditions from ulcers and migraines to cancer and epilepsy. While the notion of treating children with marijuana remains controversial, Koessler says the oil worked wonders.

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Jindal: Britain Has Zones That Only Welcome Hobbits

Jindal: Britain Has Zones That Only Welcome Hobbits<br />
LONDON - In a stunning claim that has stirred controversy around the world, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal asserted on Tuesday that Britain  has specific zones where only Hobbits are welcome. Jindal said he learned about the so-called "Frodo zones" while watching a documentary by the filmmaker Peter Jackson during his flight to London. When asked if he had ever actually seen a Hobbit, Jindal said, "Just because no one has ever seen something doesn't mean it isn't real."
by Andy Borowitz 

LONDON – In a stunning claim that has stirred controversy around the world, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal asserted on Tuesday that Britain has specific zones where only Hobbits are welcome.

Jindal said he learned about the so-called “Frodo zones” while watching a documentary by the filmmaker Peter Jackson during his flight to London.

When asked if he had ever actually seen a Hobbit, Jindal said, “Just because no one has ever seen something doesn’t mean it isn’t real.”

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Pope Francis’s Edict on Climate Change Will Anger Deniers and US Churches

Pontiff hopes to inspire action at next year’s UN meeting in Paris in December after visits to Philippines and New York
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Pope Francis was a key player in thawing relations between the US and Cuba.

He has been called the “superman pope”, and it would be hard to deny that Pope Francis has had a good December. Cited by President Barack Obama as a key player in the thawing relations between the US and Cuba, the Argentinian pontiff followed that by lecturing his cardinals on the need to clean up Vatican politics. But can Francis achieve a feat that has so far eluded secular powers and inspire decisive action on climate change?

It looks as if he will give it a go. In 2015, the pope will issue a lengthy message on the subject to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, give an address to the UN general assembly and call a summit of the world’s main religions.

The reason for such frenetic activity, says Bishop Marcelo Sorondo, chancellor of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences, is the pope’s wish to directly influence next year’s crucial UN climate meeting in Paris, when countries will try to conclude 20 years of fraught negotiations with a universal commitment to reduce emissions.
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Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Event

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Howard Zemsky – a Great Guy But Too Many Positions

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Howard Zemsky may be a great guy – but there have been too many positions – incompatible at the least – and looking for conflict of interest problems.  It’s time to spread it around.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have pinned upon Buffalo developer Howard Zemsky the fancy new monikers of president and CEO of Empire State Development Corp. and commissioner of economic development, but the proper title might be “commissioner of everything.”

Zemsky has emerged as a major figure in Cuomo’s world, with key economic development posts in addition to Zemsky’s own community interests. But he also serves as chairman of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, and acknowledges that “fair questions” surround the potential for conflicts between his new state job and running a state agency like the NFTA.

As a result, he said he will sort out his crowded plate over the next few weeks.

“I don’t want to do a knee-jerk reaction,” he said. “This is important stuff.”
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