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From: FJB11/14/2020 10:38:50 PM
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To: FJB who wrote (1278534)11/14/2020 10:44:39 PM
From: Wharf Rat
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You lost, in the biggest landslide ever; same # of electoral votes, and he took the popular vote by 5 or 6 mil, while Trump lost his by 3 mil. What a great, great Made in the USA landslide.

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To: Mick Mørmøny who wrote (1278533)11/14/2020 10:46:20 PM
From: pocotrader
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LOL that's pretty funny coming from a person who thinks trump knows what hes doing, "the virus is going away" "everything is fine"' "take disinfectant and unproven drugs" "what do you have to lose" who is the covid trumptard ?

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To: pocotrader who wrote (1278536)11/14/2020 10:58:37 PM
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Trump taps Rudy Giuliani to lead U.S. election legal challenges: reports


Sean Boynton

U.S. President Donald Trump has tapped his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani to lead his legal challenges against the results of last week's election, according to multiple reports.
The news was first reported by the New York Times Friday and was later confirmed by both the Wall Street Journal and ABC News, citing sources familiar with the matter.

The former New York City mayor has not publicly commented on his new role for the Trump campaign, although a spokesperson for Giuliani confirmed the move to ABC News. The Trump campaign has not responded to requests for comment.The move comes after the Trump campaign faced a series of legal setbacks Friday in Pennsylvania, Arizona and Michigan. All are close battleground states that have been called for President-elect Joe Biden and where Republican lawyers are seeking to either invalidate votes or stop the certification of results altogether.

Giuliani has been a public face of Trump's legal efforts to contest the election, which Biden was declared the winner of last Saturday.

That same day, Giuliani held a bizarre press conference outside a northern Philadelphia landscaping company where he discussed baseless allegations of widespread voter fraud there. Giuliani has continued to push those claims on his social media and video channels, as well as in some conservative media outlets.





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U.S. President Donald Trump has tapped his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani to lead his legal challenges against the results of last week's election, according to multiple reports.

© Provided by Global News Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference on legal challenges to vote counting in Pennsylvania, Saturday Nov. 7, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) The news was first reported by the New York Times Friday and was later confirmed by both the Wall Street Journal and ABC News, citing sources familiar with the matter.

The former New York City mayor has not publicly commented on his new role for the Trump campaign, although a spokesperson for Giuliani confirmed the move to ABC News. The Trump campaign has not responded to requests for comment.

Read more: U.S. election officials say no evidence voting systems deleted, changed votes

The move comes after the Trump campaign faced a series of legal setbacks Friday in Pennsylvania, Arizona and Michigan. All are close battleground states that have been called for President-elect Joe Biden and where Republican lawyers are seeking to either invalidate votes or stop the certification of results altogether.














Giuliani has been a public face of Trump's legal efforts to contest the election, which Biden was declared the winner of last Saturday.

That same day, Giuliani held a bizarre press conference outside a northern Philadelphia landscaping company where he discussed baseless allegations of widespread voter fraud there. Giuliani has continued to push those claims on his social media and video channels, as well as in some conservative media outlets.

Video: U.S. election: Giuliani claims Biden voted multiple times, does not provide proof

The Trump team's latest legal blows began Friday morning when a federal appeals court rejected an effort to block about 9,300 mail-in ballots that arrived after Election Day in Pennsylvania. The judges noted the ``vast disruption'' and ``unprecedented challenges'' facing the nation during the coronavirus pandemic as they upheld the three-day extension.

The ruling involves a Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision to accept mail-in ballots through Friday, Nov. 6, citing the pandemic and concerns about postal service delays.

Read more: Pennsylvania secretary of state asks judge to toss Trump election lawsuit

Republicans have also asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the issue. However, there are not enough late-arriving ballots to change the results in Pennsylvania, given Biden's lead. The Democratic former vice-president won the state by about 60,000 votes out of about 6.8 million cast.

The Trump campaign or Republican surrogates have filed more than 15 legal challenges in Pennsylvania as they seek to reclaim the state's 20 electoral votes, but have so far offered no evidence of any widespread voter fraud. A Philadelphia judge found none as he refused late Friday to reject about 8,300 mail-in ballots there.

In Michigan, a judge Friday refused to stop the certification of Detroit-area election results, rejecting claims the city had committed fraud and tainted the count with its handling of absentee ballots. It's the third time a judge has declined to intervene in a statewide count that shows Biden up by more than 140,000 votes.

And in Arizona, a judge dismissed a Trump campaign lawsuit seeking the inspection of ballots in metro Phoenix after the campaign's lawyers acknowledged the small number of ballots at issue wouldn't change the outcome of how the state voted for president.

The campaign had sought a postponement of Maricopa County's certification of election results until ballots containing "overvotes" -- instances in which people voted for more candidates than permitted -- were inspected. Biden has a more than 10,000 vote lead over Trump in that state.

Meanwhile, legal giant Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, which had come under fire for its work for the Trump campaign, withdrew from a lawsuit that seeks to stop Pennsylvania officials from certifying the election results.

Porter Wright filed the motion Thursday, as criticism grew that law firms backing the Republican election challenges were helping Trump defy the will of the American people.

Read more: U.S. election officials say no evidence voting systems deleted, changed votes




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To: pocotrader who wrote (1278537)11/14/2020 11:17:27 PM
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I think I read Rudy is not charging trump for his so called legal work, good thing, trump would probably stiff him

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To: Brumar89 who wrote (1278319)11/14/2020 11:18:56 PM
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Goodbye, Golden Goose
Time for Donald Trump to head down Sunset Boulevard.


By Maureen Dowd

Opinion Columnist

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To: Mick Mørmøny who wrote (1278530)11/14/2020 11:27:45 PM
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How Many People Are Actually Fleeing to the Suburbs Permanently?

by Madeline Bilis
published Jun 28, 2020

You’ve seen the headlines: “ Coronavirus Escape: To the Suburbs” in the New York Times, “ Coronavirus: Americans flee cities for the suburbs” in USA Today, “ Will the Coronavirus Make the Suburbs Popular Again?” in Architectural Digest.

The coronavirus pandemic’s stay-at-home orders have residents of dense urban areas like New York City pondering a permanent move to somewhere more spread-out for obvious reasons: more space, more land, lower prices.

Mulling the decision to leave New York has almost reached cliche status (there’s even a Leaving New York” essay genre, as the Times notes points out).As more New Yorkers leave, it invites near-constant speculation about a “mass exodus” out of cities. But are the folks skipping town getting outsized attention? Are there really that many people moving away—for good?

Some are leaving their cramped apartments behind for greener pastures

A not insignificant subset of New York’s population—estimated to be about 420,000 people, according to smartphone data acquired by the Times—left the city between March 1 and May 1. Wealthy urbanites fled to their second homes in the country, younger millennials decamped to their parents’ houses in the suburbs. And there are predictions that these people won’t be back.

Of course, privilege is one of the main drivers in the ability to leave. For many, it’s financially out of reach to just up and go. The Times’ findings show that the highest-earning (and whitest) neighborhoods in New York emptied out first. Large swaths of Queens and the Bronx do not reflect nearly as many moves. The Bronx is the borough hardest hit by the virus, aligning with data illustrating that Black, Latino, and low-income populations suffered higher death rates in the city.

For many families in Manhattan and Brooklyn who either lost their jobs or were able to work remotely, the pandemic gave them time to review their priorities in a living space.

“Some people, while being confined, have had a lot of time to think and reflect,” explains Su Jin Feuer, a psychotherapist with expertise in life transitions. “They’ve come to the decision that maybe they’re not satisfied in an area of their life.”

Whether prompted by a job loss that necessitates lower housing costs or simply wanting more space for their children, urbanites who needed an extra push to make changes in their lives got one.

“I am finding that people, now more than ever, are really examining their happiness, their life satisfaction, and what’s most meaningful to them—and are moving towards that in a much bolder way than before,” Feuer says.

Case in point? A 34-year-old Manhattan resident who preferred not to be named said that after almost a decade of living in the city, he’s never “had to take a second to pause and think about what the future means.” Now, after reevaluating what he and his wife want going forward, they’ve decided to move upstate. He adds that he used an Instagram poll to see how many of his friends were moving, too, and found that 85 percent of them planned to.

But deserters don’t represent the majority just yet

Apartment rental platform PropertyNest surveyed 1,001 people in May and found that 86.2 percent of them said coronavirus isn’t making them want to move away. The remaining 13.8 percent, however, said they planned to move either out of state, out of the city, out of their borough, or into a new home within the city. (New York City’s population is around 8.39 million people, according to a 2018 U.S. Census. If 13.8 percent of people were to move, it’d mean more than 1 million people would be waving goodbye.)

Another report from real estate giant Zillow notes suburban home listings are not garnering more pageviews on Zillow than last year, relative to urban or rural listings. “In both 2019 and 2020, suburban listings garnered the majority of page views from Zillow users, but there has been no suburban surge this year in the wake of the pandemic,” reads the report.

Both reports, however, contain data sets that are almost two months old. In a time when new information and guidelines are changing rapidly—and as the virus seems like it’s here to stay—it’s important to note that moving trends could change on a dime.

Findings from real estate analytics site UrbanDigs show that leasing activity in New York is far below seasonal levels, with a decrease of 62 percent of lease signings compared with late June in 2019. However, the second and third weeks of June 2020 are up 15 percent over the previous two weeks. This “hints that market activity, while still suppressed, is beginning to increase as the typically large number of summer leases roll over,” according to the report.

Further data from Zillow suggests that casual browsers are eyeing other metro areas, rather than suburban cities and towns. It also shows a 10 percent uptick in searches for home offices compared to last year. The site’s early research concludes buyers are “more concerned with a home’s features than where it’s located.”

Bonnie Chajet, who’s been a real estate broker with New York City-based Warburg Realty for more than 30 years, says she’s seeing buyers reassessing their needs in a home.

“They say, ‘Maybe we need another apartment with an extra room as an office. Maybe we want to move to an apartment with outdoor space like a balcony,’” she says. “There are people who are definitely New Yorkers who’ll want to stay here. But now they want to move to larger spaces that work for them.”

While working as a real estate broker after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Chajet says she saw some panicked residents flee the city.

“Did people talk about [moving] then? Yes—just like they may be talking about it now,” she says. “But I would say that there is not going to be a mass exodus.”

An estimated 4,500 residents left Lower Manhattan after 9/11, but that population “not only rebounded, but returned to considerable growth,” by 2005, according to a report from New York’s Department of City Planning. While coronavirus and 9/11 are entirely different tragedies, the knee-jerk reaction to leave during a crisis is the same. What remains to be seen is if the folks leaving New York now will come back after the virus’ high transmission rates subside.



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So, who’s staying?

The short answer: Everybody else.

Kristin Gorman, a 42-year-old living in Queens with her husband and children, was born and raised in Brooklyn, as were her parents. After getting married, she decided to move to Austin, Texas, with her husband. They worked to renovate a house there, but within six months, she knew she had to return home to New York.

Now, Gorman is watching other families decide to pack up for other states.

“There is not a New Yorker alive who hasn’t occasionally questioned why they bother to put up with small spaces, high prices, noise, and endless competition for resources, when there are so many less complicated places to live,” Gorman says. “For many, COVID-19 has brought those feelings to the forefront of our minds.”

Even without the pandemic, she reasons, New York can be a punitive place for a middle-class family to raise children. Gorman says she wants to stay simply because it is home—and nothing feels more comforting in times of crisis than home. But even her unending love for the city doesn’t mean she can’t see the appeal of leaving.

“My husband and I are tempted every day by the incredible quality and simplicity of suburban school systems,” she says. “I still think we may feel compelled to relocate as our oldest child inches closer to middle school, whether it is to a suburb or perhaps to another global city outside the U.S.”

Younger renters without children are also staying put. Jamie D., a 26-year-old living in Brooklyn, says she thinks people are overestimating how long they will change their behavior because of the pandemic.

“I’m staying because optimistically I feel like the city will recover before too long, and the things that drew me to the city have not changed. I still feel as though the city is generally a more exciting, vibrant, and interesting place to live than the suburbs for this portion of my life,” she says. “My life is still in the city. My friends are here, my job is here, the things I like to do are here. And as much as I would have loved some more outdoor space and generally more space during the crisis, I don’t think that is enough to make me not care about the things I cared about before.”

Gorman, like others who have stayed, believes the fundamental elements that make urban living attractive haven’t disappeared. Instead, she says, they’re paused.

“Try to fast forward one to two years in your mind, and imagine yourself and your family in your new city or town. Will you feel at home?” she says. “You are the only person who can answer that question.”




Madeline Bilis

Real Estate and Finance Editor

Madeline Bilis is a writer and editor with a soft spot for brutalist buildings. Her work has appeared in Travel + Leisure, Boston magazine, the Boston Globe, and other outlets. She has a degree in journalism from Emerson College and published her first book, 50 Hikes in Eastern Massachusetts, in August 2019.

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To: pocotrader who wrote (1278540)11/14/2020 11:31:56 PM
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New York is losing residents at an alarming rate
By Carl Campanile

nypost.com 30, 2019 | 8:04pm | Updated

looks like the newer NY post is just a rehash of old news









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To: Wharf Rat who wrote (1278470)11/14/2020 11:46:40 PM
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I love going to the post office without one. They have people set up out front to trap unwitting visitors who want to mail a letter without one.

One day I say this old guy, looked about 80 or more, slowly walk from his car to the door -- a long walk for an old man with a cane. I knew what was getting ready to happen: and here he comes, making his way back to his car. I had an extra and jumped out and gave it to him, and told him I was sorry for these idiots up front, just before he made it to the curb. He turns around and heads back in holding it up to his face. Ridiculous.

Since then, every day I go the the PO, I walk toward the table out front where they assault the maskless, and right before I get to them, I take the sidewalk to the left and go to the side door. Just when they're ready to pounce, I can avoid them. I go in the side door, get my mail, then if I have a letter to mail, go back to the front door (inside), mail it, and walk past the women at the table out front.

One day I went in to get my mail and there is a guy in there wearing a mask, looking at his mail. He looks at me, maskless, and I thought I was going to catch hell. As I walk off, I notice he removes his mask. It was liberating for me, and I know it was for him, as well.

I just love it. Look forward to going to the PO every day.

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To: pocotrader who wrote (1278538)11/15/2020 1:49:18 AM
From: Bonefish
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You're not even a Canadian are you? Pathetic.

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