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ON THE AIR

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My baby daughter Sabrina Soto www.SabrinaSoto.com is included on a TV discussion today on:

The The Wendy Williams Show. Tune in for some fiery hot and talk topic ‪#‎muyCaliente‬

Check your local listings for the broadcast in your l media market.

http://www.wendyshow.com/

Sabrina Soto: “High/Low Projects” airs Saturdays at 9:30/8:30c on HGTV.

Log onto Amazon.com to buy a copy of “Sabrina Soto Home Design: A Layer-by-Layer Approach to Turning Your Ideas into the Home of Your Dreams.”

Happy Birthday-CANTINFLAS

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He was known as the Mexican Charlie Chaplin. His name was Mario Moreno Reyes (August 12, 1911 - April 20, 1993) He was such a good comedian, that Charlie Chaplin called Cantinflas the 'funniest man in the world'.

WORLD OF DANGERS

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Our world is less safe today than it has been in a very long time and things appear to have gotten worse this summer.

Take a hard look at events around the nation and our world only to see we're facing dangers of many fronts. It used to be that our dangers were limited to extreme heat, flooding, lightning strikes...etc.

At home: We have seen unprecedented dangers near the US border and in the Midwest region. Whopping weather woes, including fires and a severe drought. Our political system appears to be broken.

Friends of Pelham Bay Park

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Friends of Pelham Bay Park in conjunction with Million Trees NYC will plant trees on Hunter Island this Saturday from 10 AM until 2 PM. Meet at the northeast (far left) corner of the Orchard Beach parking lot. A light lunch will be provided but bring lunch and water anyway so you don't get hungry. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear.

TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES

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After months of meetings and planning sessions, NYC’s public bike share program -- Citi Bike -- is hitting the street this summer! Your outspoken support for better bicycling in the Big Apple helped to make this program a reality. Thank you!

Transportation Alternatives wants to be sure we continue to advocate for the needs surrounding your daily bicycle trips. With the roll-out of public bike share getting closer and closer, we’re interested in finding out how you plan on taking advantage of this great new public transit option.

How will YOU use Citi Bike?

WINDS AND FLOOD WATCH

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NYC NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED WIND ADVISORIES AND FLOODING UNTIL TUESDAY.

* LOCATIONS...NEW YORK CITY...COASTAL SOUTHWESTERN
CONNECTICUT...SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER AND NASSAU.

* HAZARDS...HIGH WINDS.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH. GUSTS AS
HIGH AS 50 MPH AT THE IMMEDIATE COAST AND THE LARGE BRIDGES
AROUND NEW YORK CITY.

* TIMING...STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED IN THE MORNING INTO THE
EARLY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...LOCALIZED POWER OUTAGES FROM DOWNED TREE LIMBS ARE
POSSIBLE...POSSIBLE DAMAGE TO HOLIDAY DECORATIONS.

SUPER VISION

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Good eye care will help preserve not only your sight, but will also significantly improve your overall health.

The eye happens to be the only place in your body, where doctors can see blood vessels and an extension of brain tissue in the natural stage without cutting tissue.

Keep your eyes as healthy as possible by following these tips:

DO NOT SMOKE - This is a high risk factor in development and progression of macular degeneration.

US FAVORITE BASEBALL TEAMS

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America has long had a love affair with baseball and a Facebook graph now reveals the favorite baseball teams in the country by sorting through people's likes and breaking down winners by individual counties.

Boston vs. New York Battle Will Never End, so it is no surprise The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox came in first and second respectively in terms of the number of fans. Also making an impressive showing are the Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves, who have fans spread out all over the South.

GLOBAL POPULATION EXPLOSION

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U.S. Population?

Components of Population Change
One birth every 8 seconds
One death every 12 seconds
One international migrant every 44 seconds
Net gain of one person every 15 seconds

World Population?

View at your own risk!

http://www.census.gov/popclock/images/strip.png

NYC FLYOVER

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On August 27, 2015 at approximately 10:30AM there will be a flyover involving four military aircraft near the Statue of Liberty and Freedom Tower in Lower Manhattan.

The event will consist of a B-25, P-51, F-16, and F-22. The planes will converge in New York Harbor and maintain an altitude of 1500 - 2000 feet.

The aircraft will then travel northbound along the Hudson River and land in Newburgh, NY.

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SPEAK UP AND SILENCE CENSORSHIP

The definition of censorship is the control of information and ideas circulated within a society. In the 20th Century, censorship was achieved through the examination of books, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other forms of communication for the purpose of altering or suppressing ideas found to be objectionable or offensive. The rationales for censorship have varied, with some censors targeting material considered indecent or obscene; heretical or blasphemous; or seditious or treasonous. Thus, ideas have been suppressed under the guise of protecting basic social institutions: Family, Church, and State.

To understand censorship, and the impulse to censor, it is necessary to strip away the shock epithet value that is attached to the word at first utterance. One must recognize that censorship and the ideology supporting it go back to ancient times, and that every society has had customs, taboos, or laws by which speech, dress, religious observance, and sexual expression were regulated.

In Athens, where democracy first emerged, censorship was known as a means of enforcing the orthodoxy. Indeed, Plato was the first recorded thinker to formulate a rationale for intellectual, religious, and artistic censorship. In his ideal state outlined in The Republic, official censors would prohibit mothers and nurses from relating tales deemed bad or evil. Plato also proposed that unorthodox notions about God or the hereafter be treated as crimes and that formal procedures be established to suppress heresy. Freedom of speech in Ancient Rome was reserved for those in positions of authority...etc.