Mayor Michael Bloomberg is blaming Apple for the crime increase, saying that if it weren’t for a growth in theft of iPhones and iPads in New York City that crime would in fact be down. The Mayor cited an increase in thefts of the popular devices as the key thing raising the New York City Crime Index this year, but goes on to show that though crime is up, this has also been one historically one of the safest years for other reasons. Hit the jump for more. PaulDaPro x TatWZA
Vinny Guadagnino from Jersey Shore sure has some high hopes. Talking to TMZ outside of a restaurant last night, he revealed that he hopes to soon go to law school “to get involved in politics.” Apparently he had a 3.9 GPA in high school. You know what, though? It’s not that far-fetched! Kevin Powell from the very first season of MTV’s Real World went on to be a major figure in politics!
The currently Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, will be stepping down from her position soon and President Obama has announced that he plans on nominating John Kerry to take her place. Senator John Kerry ran for election back in 2004 and lost to President Bush and if he is confirmed by the Senate, he will take a seat on the Obama Administration. The first person that was expected to be nominated, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, announced that she decided to withdraw her name from the consideration. Kerry already travels the world attempting to fix frayed relationships between the US and other countries, so Secretary of State won’t be a huge stretch from his current position. Read more below.
A Teary eyed President Obama mandated that all Americans flags be lowered to half staff in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary Massacre where 27 people were killed 18 of whom were children. The White House is yet unprepared to make a new statement on gun control but, with this incident, discussion about gun control is ballooning. School shootings like the ones at Columbine High School and Virginia Tech, and other mass killings like the batman massacre in Aurora are making people easy prey and causing much pain and terror. The War is ever alive. White House Officials say it’s too soon but the “Debate” has already started. Hit the jump for more. PaulDaPro
Nafissatou Diallo, a Guinean immigrant accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn the French politician of sexually assaulting her, and by the sum of her settlement I’m pretty sure she has a pretty good case. Strauss Kahn who was predicted to be the next French President. The terms of the deal are unclear as they signed a confidentiality agreement. Diallo also settled a defamation case with the New York Post. Hit the jump for more. PaulDaPro
The New $1 Trillion Dollar Coins are made of platinum and could solve the American Debt Crisis. The way that the United States Federal Reserve prints money has legal restrictions, only a certain amount of gold and silver is allowed to be turned into coins. There is also a restriction on how much paper money can be in circulation at any given time. There is however no restriction on coins being printed in platinum not by quantity and not by denomination. Hit the Jump for more. PaulDaPro
President Obama proposed a $60.4 Billion dollar emergency spending bill to fund Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. That’s quite a pretty penny but the White House considers it an investment, I’m sure they can’t afford not to fix the damage. Areas ravaged by the storm in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut estimated $82 Billion dollars worth of damage so Congress would basically be picking up most of the tab. Hit the jump for more. PaulDaPro