Today is Veteran’s Day. Photographs of the Day

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Mayor Tom Roach, right and Commander Kevin Lasher American Legion Post #35 place Veterans Day Board Wreath in memory and recognition of veterans past and present this morning at the White Plains Veterans Day Cremony at the White Plains Rural Cemetery.

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Mayor Roach with Retired City of White Plains Fire Lieutenant Sgt. Major Doug Withus (left), twenty year veteran of the US Army with combat service in Afganistan, and center, Veterans Day Honoree, Vincent R. Wadden, US Army veteran of World War II.

WPCNR MAIN STREET JOURNAL. Special to WPCNR from William Langham  November 11, 2016:

Today is Veterans Day
Please take a few moments today to honor those valiant men & women who serve America in the Armed Forces. Especially remember those who have fought and made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve democracy and our way of life.
The Council Service Center is closed today, November 11 but the Scout Shop is open.
From the Veterans Administration website:
History of Veterans DayWorld War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”The United States Congress officially recognized the end of World War I when it passed a concurrent resolution on June 4, 1926, with these words:

Whereas the 11th of November 1918, marked the cessation of the most destructive, sanguinary, and far reaching war in human annals and the resumption by the people of the United States of peaceful relations with other nations, which we hope may never again be severed, and

Whereas it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations; and

Whereas the legislatures of twenty-seven of our States have already declared November 11 to be a legal holiday: Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), that the President of the United States is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on November 11 and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples.

More History

Department of Veterans Affairs Fast Facts
There are approximately 21.6 million veterans in the United States.
President Barack Obama has requested an appropriation of $182.3 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs in the 2017 Budget.
Among VA operations are 1,221 outpatient sites, 144 hospitals and 300 Vet Centers.
The VA served 5.9 million people in 2015, according to a VA summary of expenditures by state.
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WHITE PLAINS WEEK ELECTION WRAPUP EDITION ON INTERNET NOW AT YOU TUBE, AND WHITEPLAINSWEEK.COM

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PETER KATZ, JOHN BAILEY AND JIM BENEROFE

ELECTION SPECIAL 

ON WHITE PLAINS WEEK

THE MOST ASTOUNDING ELECTION IN AMERICAN HISTORY

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OF THE TRUMP TRIUMPH

HILLARY CLINTON’S TOUCHING LAST FAREWELL

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S PASSING THE BATON

NITA LOWEY ON THE FUTURE

COMPLETE LOCAL RESULTS

PLUS

THE FASNY PLAN REFERRED FOR REVIEW BY THE COMMON COUNCIL

MAYOR AND THE FASNY FOUR TO BE PRIMARIED WE NAME NAMES OF THE CHALLENGERS

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THE ROLE OF THE CHURCH TODAY: CHURCH IN THE HIGHLANDS PASTOR GARY PERCESEPE INTERVIEWED SAT 7 PM ON PEOPLE TO BE HEARD OR INSTANTLY NOW ON YOUTUBE AND WHITE PLAINS WEEK DOT COM

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THE IMMIGRANT HOUSING NEEDS IN WHITE PLAINS

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HOW HIS CHURCH REACHES OUT TODAY

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PEOPLE TO BE HEARD

WESTCHESTER’S MOST RELEVANT INTERVIEW PROGRAM

“THE PROGRAM WHERE PEOPLE WHO HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY…

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AIRSPACE OVER TRUMP TOWER IN MANHATTAN RESTRICTED.

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WPCNR TRANSITION REPORTER. Special to WPCNR from Peter Katz. November 9, 2016:

WPCNR has learned that the airspace for several miles around Trump Tower in Manhattan has been declared off-limits by the federal government as part of the security effort to protect President-elect Donald Trump and his family.
The Trumps currently live at Trump Tower on Fifth Ave. in midtown Manhattan.
A flight restriction over a section of central Manhattan, extending from just beyond the East River to beyond the Hudson River’s west bank went into effect just after 10:30 this morning and will remain in effect at least until January 20, 2017 when Trump would be expected to move into the White House.
The restricted airspace extends from ground level to just below 3,000 feet. Only aircraft on official business or receiving special clearance from the FAA and Secret Service are now allowed into the area.
 Air traffic which normally flies over and around Manhattan will be disrupted, and aircraft which previously have flown freely along the Hudson River and portions of the East River are now blocked from doing so. It is likely that accommodations will be made so that
the impact on flights into nearby LaGuardia and other major airports will be minimized.
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President Obama’s Message Today on the Election: Passing the Baton

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President Obama on Wednesday spoke from the White House on the election of Donald Trump as 45th President of the United States. Here is a full transcript of his remarks.

“Good afternoon, everybody. Yesterday, before votes were tallied, I shot a video that some of you may have seen in which I said to the American people, regardless of which side you were on in the election, regardless of whether your candidate won or lost, the sun would come up in the morning.

And that is one bit of prognosticating that actually came true. The sun is up. And I know everybody had a long night. I did as well. I had a chance to talk to President-elect Trump last night about 3:30 in the morning, I think it was, to congratulate him on winning the election and I had a chance to invite him to come to the White House tomorrow to talk about making sure that there is a successful transition between our presidencies.

Now, it is no secret that the president-elect and I have some pretty significant differences. But remember, eight years ago President Bush and I had some pretty significant differences. But President Bush’s team could not have been more professional or more gracious in making sure we had a smooth transition so that we could hit the ground running.

And one thing you realize quickly in this job is that the presidency and the vice presidency is bigger than any of us. So I have instructed my team to follow the example that President Bush’s team set eight years ago, and work as hard as we can to make sure that this is a successful transition for the president-elect.

Because we are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading the country. The peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of our democracy. And over the next few months, we are going to show that to the world.

I also had a chance last night to speak with Secretary Clinton and I just had the chance to hear her remarks. I could not be prouder of her. She has lived an extraordinary life of public service. She was a great first lady. She was an outstanding senator for the state of New York. And she could not have been a better secretary of state.

I’m proud of her. A lot of Americans look up to her. Her candidacy and nomination was historic and sends a message to our daughters all across the country that they can achieve at the highest levels of politics. And I’m absolutely confident that she and President Clinton will continue to do great work for people here in the United States and all around the world.

Now, everybody is sad when their side loses an election, but the day after we have to remember that we’re actually all on one team. This is an intramural scrimmage. We’re not Democrats first. We’re not Republicans first. We are Americans first. We’re patriots first.

We all want what’s best for this country. That’s what I heard in Mr. Trump’s remarks last night. That’s what I heard when I spoke to him directly. And I was heartened by that. That’s what the country needs — a sense of unity, a sense of inclusion, a respect for our institutions, our way of life, rule of law, and respect for each other.

I hope that he maintains that spirit throughout this transition. And I certainly hope that’s how his presidency has a chance to begin.

I also told my team today to keep their heads up, because the remarkable work that they have done day in, day out, often without a lot of fanfare, often with (ph) a lot of — a lot of attention — work in agencies, work in obscure areas of policy that make government run better and make it more responsive and make it more efficient, and make it more service-friendly so that it’s actually helping more people. That remarkable work has left the next president with a stronger, better country than the one that existed eight years ago.

So win or lose in this election, that was always our mission. That was our mission from day one. And everyone on my team should be extraordinarily proud of everything that they have done and so should all of the Americans that I’ve had a chance to meet all across this country who do the hard work of building on that progress every single day.

Teachers in schools, doctors in E.R. clinic, small businesses putting their all into starting something up, making sure they’re treating their employees well, all the important work that’s done by moms and dads and families and congregations in every state, the work of perfecting this union.

So this was a long and hard fought campaign. A lot of our fellow Americans are exalted today, a lot of Americans are less so, but that’s the nature of campaigns, that’s the nature of democracy. It is hard and sometimes contentious and noisy and it’s not always inspiring.

But to the young people who got into politics for the first time and may be disappointed by the results, I just want you to know, you have to stay encouraged. Don’t get cynical, don’t ever think you can’t make a difference. As Secretary Clinton said this morning, fighting for what is right is worth it. Sometimes you lose an argument, sometimes you lose an election.

You know, the path that this country has taken has never been a straight line. We zig and zag and sometimes we move in ways that some people think is forward and others think is moving back, and that’s OK. I’ve lost elections before. Joe hasn’t, but…

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You know. So I’ve been sort of sure…

BIDEN: But (ph) you beat me badly.

(LAUGHTER)

OBAMA: That’s the way politics works sometimes. We try really hard to persuade people that we’re right and then people vote. And then if we lose, we learn from our mistakes, we do some reflection, we lick our wounds, we brush ourselves off, we get back in the arena, we go at it. We try even harder the next time.

The point though is is that we all go forward with a presumption of good faith in our fellow citizens, because that presumption of good faith is essential to a vibrant and functioning democracy. That’s how this country has moved forward for 240 years. It’s how we’ve pushed boundaries and promoted freedom around the world. That’s how we’ve expanded the rights of our founding to reach all of our citizens. It’s how we have come this far.

And that’s why I’m confident that this incredible journey that we’re on, as Americans, will go on. And I’m looking forward to doing everything that I can to make sure that the next president is successful in that.

I’ve said before, I think of this job as being a relay runner. You take the baton, you run your best race and hopefully by the time you hand it off, you’re a little further ahead, you’ve made a little progress. And I can say that we’ve done that and I want to make sure that handoff is well executed because ultimately we’re all on the same team.

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DONALD TRUMP’S VICTORY SPEECH — TRANSCRIPT:

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President-Elect Donald Trump’s entire election victory speech delivered at the New York Hilton approximately 3:15 A.M. this moring.

 

Thank you. Thank you very much, everybody. Sorry to keep you waiting. Complicated business. Complicated. Thank you very much.
I’ve just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us. It’s about us. On our victory, and I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign.
I mean, she fought very hard. Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time, and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country.
I mean that very sincerely.
Now it is time for America to bind the wounds of division, have to get together. To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.
It is time. I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be President for all of Americans, and this is so important to me. For those who have chosen not to support me in the past, of which there were a few people, I’m reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify our great country.
As I’ve said from the beginning, ours was not a campaign but rather an incredible and great movement, made up of millions of hard-working men and women who love their country and want a better, brighter future for themselves and for their family.
It is a movement comprised of Americans from all races, religions, backgrounds, and beliefs, who want and expect our government to serve the people — and serve the people it will.
Working together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American dream. I’ve spent my entire life in business, looking at the untapped potential in projects and in people all over the world.
That is now what I want to do for our country. Tremendous potential. I’ve gotten to know our country so well. Tremendous potential. It is going to be a beautiful thing. Every single American will have the opportunity to realize his or her fullest potential.
The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.
We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals. We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, second to none. And we will put millions of our people to work as we rebuild it.
We will also finally take care of our great veterans who have been so loyal, and I’ve gotten to know so many over this 18-month journey.The time I’ve spent with them during this campaign has been among my greatest honors. Our veterans are incredible people.
We will embark upon a project of national growth and renewal. I will harness the creative talents of our people, and we will call upon the best and brightest to leverage their tremendous talent for the benefit of all. It is going to happen.
We have a great economic plan. We will double our growth and have the strongest economy anywhere in the world. At the same time, we will get along with all other nations willing to get along with us. We will be. We will have great relationships. We expect to have great, great relationships.
No dream is too big, no challenge is too great. Nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach.
America will no longer settle for anything less than the best. We must reclaim our country’s destiny and dream big and bold and daring. We have to do that. We’re going to dream of things for our country, and beautiful things and successful things once again.
I want to tell the world community that while we will always put America’s interests first, we will deal fairly with everyone, with everyone. All people and all other nations.
We will seek common ground, not hostility; partnership, not conflict.
And now I would like to take this moment to thank some of the people who really helped me with this, what they are calling tonight a very, very historic victory.
First, I want to thank my parents, who I know are looking down on me right now. Great people. I’ve learned so much from them. They were wonderful in every regard. Truly great parents.
I also want to thank my sisters, Marianne and Elizabeth, who are here with us tonight. Where are they? They’re here someplace. They’re very shy, actually.
And my brother Robert, my great friend. Where is Robert? Where is Robert?
My brother Robert, and they should be on this stage, but that’s okay.
They’re great.
And also my late brother Fred, great guy. Fantastic guy. Fantastic family. I was very lucky.
Great brothers, sisters, great, unbelievable parents.
To Melania and Don and Ivanka and Eric and Tiffany and Barron, I love you and I thank you, and especially for putting up with all of those hours.
This was tough.
This was tough. This political stuff is nasty, and it is tough.
So I want to thank my family very much. Really fantastic. Thank you all. Thank you all. Lara, unbelievable job. Unbelievable. Vanessa, thank you. Thank you very much. What a great group.
You’ve all given me such incredible support, and I will tell you that we have a large group of people. You know, they kept saying we have a small staff. Not so small. Look at all of the people that we have. Look at all of these people.
And Kellyanne and Chris and Rudy and Steve and David. We have got tremendously talented people up here, and I want to tell you it’s been very, very special.
I want to give a very special thanks to our former mayor, Rudy Giuliani. He’s unbelievable. Unbelievable. He traveled with us and he went through meetings, and Rudy never changes. Where is Rudy. Where is he?
Gov. Chris Christie, folks, was unbelievable. Thank you, Chris. The first man, first senator, first major, major politician. Let me tell you, he is highly respected in Washington because he is as smart as you get.
Sen. Jeff Sessions. Where is Jeff? A great man. Another great man, very tough competitor. He was not easy. He was not easy. Who is that? Is that the mayor that showed up? Is that Rudy?
Up here. Really a friend to me, but I’ll tell you, I got to know him as a competitor because he was one of the folks that was negotiating to go against those Democrats, Dr. Ben Carson. Where’s Ben? Where is Ben?
By the way, Mike Huckabee is here someplace, and he is fantastic. Mike and his family Sarah, thank you very much. Gen. Mike Flynn. Where is Mike? And Gen. Kellogg. We have over 200 generals and admirals that have endorsed our campaign and they are special people.
We have 22 Congressional Medal of Honor people.
A very special person who, believe me, I read reports that I wasn’t getting along with him. I never had a bad second with him. He’s an unbelievable star. He is … that’s right, how did you possibly guess? Let me tell you about Reince. I’ve said Reince.
I know it. I know it. Look at all of those people over there. I know it, Reince is a superstar. I said, they can’t call you a superstar, Reince, unless we win it. Like Secretariat. He would not have that bust at the track at Belmont.
Reince is really a star and he is the hardest-working guy, and in a certain way I did this. Reince, come up here. Get over here, Reince.
Boy, oh, boy, oh, boy. It’s about time you did this right. My god. Nah, come here. Say something.
Amazing guy. Our partnership with the RNC was so important to the success and what we’ve done, so I also have to say, I’ve gotten to know some incredible people.
The Secret Service people. They’re tough and they’re smart and they’re sharp and I don’t want to mess around with them, I can tell you. And when I want to go and wave to a big group of people and they rip me down and put me back down in the seat, but they are fantastic people so I want to thank the Secret Service.
And law enforcement in New York City, they’re here tonight. These are spectacular people, sometimes underappreciated unfortunately. We appreciate them.
So it’s been what they call a historic event, but to be really historic, we have to do a great job, and I promise you that I will not let you down. We will do a great job. We will do a great job. I look very much forward to being your president, and hopefully at the end of two years or three years or four years or maybe even eight years you will say so many of you worked so hard for us, with you. You will say that — you will say that that was something that you were — really were very proud to do and I can — thank you very much.
And I can only say that while the campaign is over, our work on this movement is now really just beginning. We’re going to get to work immediately for the American people, and we’re going to be doing a job that hopefully you will be so proud of your President. You will be so proud. Again, it’s my honor.
It’s an amazing evening. It’s been an amazing two-year period, and I love this country. Thank you.
Thank you very much. Thank you to Mike Pence.
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A Fairwell to Arms: Hillary Clinton’s Concession Speech: We must continue to defend values of equality, freedom of religion, and “Fighting for what is right is worth it.”

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The following is a transcript of Mrs. Clinton’s concession speech given at about noon this morning in New York City, November 9, 2016:

Thank you. Thank you all. Thank you. Thank you all very much. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much.

Very crowded room.

Thank you my friends. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so very much for being here and I love you all too.

Last night, I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country. I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans. This is not the outcome we wanted or we worked so hard for. And I’m sorry that we did not win this election for the values we share and the vision we hold for our country.

But I feel, I feel pride and gratitude for this wonderful campaign that we built together. This vast, diverse, creative, unruly, energized campaign. You represent the best of America and being your candidate has been one of the greatest honors of my life.

I know how disappointed you feel because I feel it too. And so do tens of millions of Americans who invested their hopes and dreams in this effort. This is painful and it will be for a long time. But I want you to remember this: our campaign was never about one person or even one election. It was about the country we love and about building an America that’s hopeful, inclusive and big-hearted.

We have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought.

But I still believe in America and I always will. And if you do, then we must accept this result and then look to the future. Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and a chance to lead. Our constitutional democracy enshrines the peaceful transfer of power. And we don’t just respect that, we cherish it.

It also enshrines other things: the rule of law, the principle that we are all equal in rights and dignity, freedom of worship and expression. We respect and cherish these values too. And we must defend them.

And let me add, our constitutional democracy demands our participation, not just every four years, but all the time. So let’s do all we can to keep advancing the causes and values we all hold dear. Making our economy work for everyone, not just those at the top, protecting our country and protecting our planet and breaking down all the barriers that hold any American back from achieving their dreams.

We spent a year and a half bringing together millions of people from every corner of our country to say with one voice that we believe that the American dream is big enough for everyone, for people of all races and religions, for men and women, for immigrants, for LGBT people and people with disabilities – for everyone.

So now, our responsibility as citizens is to keep doing our part to build that better, stronger, fairer America we seek. And I know you will.

I am so grateful to stand with all of you. I want to thank Tim Kaine and Anne Holton for being our partners on this journey.

It has been a joy getting to know them better and it gives me great hope and comfort to know that Tim will remain on the front lines of our democracy, representing Virginia in the Senate.

To Barack and Michelle Obama, our country owes you an enormous debt of gratitude. We thank you for your graceful, determined leadership that has meant so much to so many Americans and people across the world.

And to Bill and Chelsea, Mark, Charlotte, Aidan, our brothers and our entire family, my love to you means more than I can ever express. You criss-crossed this country on our behalf and lifted me up when I needed it most, even four-month old Aidan who traveled with his mom. I will always be grateful to the creative, talented, dedicated men and women at our headquarters in Brooklyn and across our country.

You poured your hearts into this campaign. For some of you who are veterans, it was a campaign after you had done other campaigns. Some of you, it was your first campaign. I want each of you to know to know that you were the best campaign anybody could have ever expected or wanted.

And to the millions of volunteers, community leaders, activists, and union organizers who knocked on doors, talked to neighbors, posted on Facebook, even in secret private Facebook sites…I want everybody coming out from behind that and make sure your voices are heard going forward.

To everyone who sent in contributions as small as five dollars and kept us going, thank you. Thank you from all of us.

And to the young people in particular, I hope you will hear this. I have, as Tim said, spent my entire adult life fighting for what I believe in. I’ve had successes and I’ve had setbacks – sometimes really painful ones. Many of you are at the beginning of your professional, public and political careers. You will have successes and setbacks too. This loss hurts. But please, never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it.

It is. It is worth it.

And so, we need you to keep up these fights now and for the rest of your lives.

And to all the women, and especially the young women, who put their faith in this campaign and in me, I want you to know that nothing has made me prouder than to be your champion.

Now, I know, I know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling but someday, someone will and hopefully sooner than we think right now.

And to all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable, and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.

Finally, finally I am so grateful for our country and for all it has given to me. I count my blessings every single day that I am an American. And I still believe, as deeply as I ever have, that if we stand together and work together with respect for our differences, strength in our convictions and love for this nation, our best days are still ahead of us.

Because you know, you know, I believe we are stronger together and we will go forward together. And you should never, ever regret fighting for that.

You know, scripture tells us, “Let us not go weary in doing good for in due season, we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” So my friends, let us have faith in each other. Let us not grow weary, let us not lose heart. For there are more seasons to come and there is more work to do.

I am incredibly honored and grateful to have had this chance to represent all of you in this consequential election.

May God bless you and may God bless the United States of America.

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Hillary Clinton Calls Trump to Congratulate Him on Winning the Presidency at 2:40 AM. President-Elect Trump Praises Mrs. Clinton for Her Service to the Country. Time to Put the Rough Campaign Behind Us, He Says. CLINTON TO SAY FAREWELL APPROXIMATELY 11 AM.

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WPCNR BULLETIN 3:00 AM (UPDATED 7:30 AM,UPDATED 8:22 AM, 10:28 AM)

DONALD TRUMP, BUSINESSMAN,  HAS WON THE PRESIDENCY DEFEATING  HILLARY CLINTON IN THE MOST STUNNING PRESIDENTIAL VICTORY SINCE HAROLD TRUMAN DEFEATED THOMAS DEWEY IN 1948.

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY ALSO INCREASED ITS MAJORITY IN THE SENATE TO UNOFFICIALLY 51-47 AND THE HOUSE,236-191

WITH WISCONSIN FALLING TO THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN FOLLOWED BY ARIZONA GOING INTO THE  TRUMP COLUMN, PUTTING MR. TRUMP OVER THE 270 ELECTORAL VOTES NEEDED FOR THE PRESIDENCY, HIS FINAL ELECTORAL VOTE TOTALLY UNOFFICIALLY STOOD AT 274 AS OF THIS MORNING, COMPARED TO MRS. CLINTON’S 218. 

TRUMP  TOOK MAJOR TRADITIONALLY DEMOCRATIC STATES BY VERY CLOSE MARGINS:FLORIDA, MICHIGAN, WISCONSIN, NORTH CAROLINA AND PENNYSYLVANIA.  THE INDICATION THAT THIS WAS NOT MRS. CLINTON’S NIGHT WAS BROUGHT HOME WHEN OHIO AND FLORIDA WERE WON BY TRUMP SHORTLY BEFORE 11 P.M.

CNN’S JOHN KING IN ANALYZING THE VERY CLOSE CONTESTS IN MICHIGAN, WISCONSIN AND PENNSYLVANIA, SHOWED THAT THE CLINTON CAMP HOPES OF TAKING THOSE THREE STATES WITH HEAVY CLINTON VOTES FROM DETROIT, PHILADELPHIA AND MILWAUKEE WOULD NOT BE ENOUGH TO MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE. KING DID THIS WELL IN ADVANCE AND SHOWED YOU THE NUMBERS.

SECRETARY CLINTON  CONCEDED TO MR TRUMP IN A TELEPHONE CALL AT 2:40 AM., (AFTER IT BECAME CLEAR THAT PENNSYLVANIA, MICHIGAN AND WISCONSIN FELL TO TRUMP), SAYING IT WAS “CLEAR SHE WAS NOT GOING TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.”

SHORTLY THEREAFTER, MR. TRUMP TOOK THE MICROPHONE AT HIS ELECTION NIGHT HEADQUARTERS, AND CONGRATULATED MRS. CLINTON ON HER “HARD-FOUGHT” RACE AND HER “LONG YEARS OF SERVICE” AND THAT THE NATION “OWES HER A GREAT DEAL OF DEBT.” 

TRUMP SAID IN HIS  SPEECH,  ACKNOWLEDGING THE CONCESSION PHONE CALL, THAT “AMERICA WOULD SEEK PEACE NOT HOSTILITY.” 

“I want to tell the world community that while we will always put America’s interests first, we will deal fairly with everyone, with everyone. All people and all other nations.

 We will seek common ground, not hostility; partnership, not conflict.”

 HE SAID IT WAS HIS JOB TO BRING THE COUNTRY TOGETHER AND HE WOULD SUCCEED AND BE THE PRESIDENT FOR  ALL AMERICA.

HE INTRODUCED GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE OF NEW JERSEY, SENATOR JEFF SESSIONS, FORMER NY MAYOR RUDY GUILIANI  FOR THEIR SUPPORT IN HIS CAMPAIGN. AND FINISHED, PLEDGING HE WOULD DO THE JOB FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT HE PROMISED. “WE’RE  GOING TO GET TO WORK IMMEDIATELY.”

LISTENING TO POST ELECTION COMMENTARY THIS MORNING, IT APPEARS THAT AGREEMENT AMONG THOSE SPEAKING ABOUT THE FUTURE INDICATES THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WOULD LOWER THE CORPORATE TAX RATE FIRST AND BEEF UP AMERICA’S DEFENSE, NOMINATE A JUDGE FOR THE SCALIA VACANCY ON THE SUPREME COURT, THEN DISMANTLE OBAMA CARE.

IN LOCAL ELECTIONS, STATE SENATOR GEORGE LATIMER WON A SECOND TERM, DEFEATING JULIE KILLIAN OF RYE, AND SENATOR CHARLES SCHUMER WAS REELECTED TO THE NATION’S SENATE, DEFEATING WENDY LONG. SENATOR SCHUMER BECOMES THE SENATE MINORITY LEADER.

DAVID BUCHWALD RETURNS TO THE NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY(HE WAS UNOPPOSED). ANDREA STEWART-COUSINS RETURNS TO THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE. SHE, TOO, WAS UNOPPOSED.

Locally, State Senator Latimer  of the 37th NY State Senate District, said on his Facebook page made this statement:

“My thanks to absolutely everyone who made my successful election possible. I could not have done it without you.

Regards to my opponent; it was a tough, spirited battle. I maintain respect for her and all who seek to serve.

Let us get ready for the challenges ahead. They are many and varied”

 

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Blair Levin Keynote Speaker at Gigabyte Westchester Nov 10

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  • Gigabit Westchester

    • Nov 10, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
    • Tappan Hill Mansion
    • 200 Gunpowder Lane
    • Tarrytown, NY 10591
  • Blair Levin to be keynote speaker

  • BLAIR LEVIN, A FORMER OFFICIAL IN THE CLINTON AND OBAMA ADMINISTRATIONS, TO JOIN WCA’S “GIGABIT WESTCHESTER” INITIATIVE AS A “VOLUNTARY COUNSELOR”

    Blair Levin, Executive Director of Gig.U: The Next Generation Network Innovation Project and a non-resident Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution, has joined the WCA’s Blueprint for Smart Growth team as Voluntary Counselor to the WCA’s Gigabit Broadband initiative, which was announced on October 6th at a press conference. Levin served in the first Obama administration as Executive Director of the National Broadband Plan and in the Clinton administration as Chief of Staff to the Chairman of the FCC, where from 2009-2010, Levin oversaw the development of the FCC’s National Broadband Plan.

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Cyber Criminal Charged in Scheme to Steal $1.5 Million from Government Institution

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WPCNR FBI WIRE. Special to WPCNR from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. November 7, 2016: 

On October 27,  a complaint was unsealed charging Dwayne C. Hans, a United States citizen, with wire fraud, computer fraud, and money laundering.

According to the complaint, between April 2016 and July 2016, the defendant masterminded a series of frauds against a U.S. financial institution in which he masqueraded as an authorized representative of that institution.  Using that ruse, he transferred funds from the financial institution’s corporate bank accounts for his own use.

The defendant also accessed a website run by the U.S. General Services Administration without authorization and then redirected money intended for the financial institution to his own bank account.

The defendant’s initial appearance was held  before United States District Judge Thomas O. Rice at the U.S. Courthouse in Spokane, Washington.  The court scheduled a detention hearing to determine whether the defendant will be held in custody pending his removal to the Eastern District of New York for further proceedings.

The charges were announced by Robert L. Capers, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney, Jr., Assistant Director in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office (FBI).

As alleged in the complaint, the defendant stole $134,000 from the financial institution and attempted to steal approximately $1.5 million more.

Posing as someone authorized to conduct financial transactions for the financial institution, the defendant misappropriated money from corporate bank accounts to buy shares of stock in publicly traded companies, invest in a real estate property in Brooklyn, New York, and benefit his family members.

He also conducted an unauthorized intrusion into the website SAM.gov, which stores information about companies that provide services to the federal government.

During this unauthorized website intrusion, the defendant changed information in entries pertaining to the financial institution, including by replacing the bank account information for the financial institution with the defendant’s personal bank account information.

As a result, the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation sent more than $1.5 million to the defendant instead of the financial institution.  These fraudulent wire transfers were reversed once they were detected.

The defendant was arrested in Richland, Washington, on October 26, 2016, pursuant to a criminal complaint issued in the Eastern District of New York.

“Cybercriminals scour the internet for information they can use to steal with impunity,” stated United States Attorney Capers.  “They threaten to undermine our confidence in the internet and in the cyber world, on which we rely each and every day.  The arrest announced today sends all would be cyber criminals a message – we will find you, and we will bring you to justice.”

“Criminals who exploit the internet to commit crimes think they can hide behind the virtual veil of a computer screen.  But just as today’s charges remind us that everyone is at risk of becoming a victim of cybercrime, so too should the public be reminded that the FBI will continue to be a major force in confronting those who think they can evade the law,” stated FBI Assistant Director in Charge Sweeney.

The charges in the complaint are allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The government’s case is being handled by the Office’s National Security & Cybercrime Section.  Assistant United States Attorney David K. Kessler is in charge of the prosecution.

The Defendant:

DWAYNE C. HANS
Age: 27

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