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COMFORT AND JOY

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Two and a half year old sister protected by four year old brother in Nepal. Forget The Fight of The Century. This could become one of the most divine photos of the century.

It is obvious why this is a favorite image. We found this online, with nearly 100 thousand likes and shares. An elder brother gives consolation to his younger sister by bringing immediate satisfaction, with freedom from fear and anxiety.

HELP NEPAL DONATE TO EARTHQUAKE RELIEF:

911livingmemorial.org

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The 911livingmemorial.org was created by Beverly Eckert and Mary Fetchet, who founders of Voices of September 11th. This nonprofit was founded in 2001 by Fetchet, a clinical social worker and educator who lost her 24-year-old son, and Eckert, who lost her husband in the attacks.

Today the living memorial is an ever-growing online collection of more than 60,000 pictures, tributes and personal mementos. The organization has 13,000 members, families and friends of victims living in the United States and abroad.

ALABAMA BATTLE?

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City Island Images has just received this message and we had to share it with all of you.

Since Alabama enacted H.B. 56, it has been the most extreme state-level anti-immigrant bill passed to date. Now Hollywood director Chris Weitz has turned the camera on Alabama and is asking “Is This Alabama?”

Please watch these videos and see for yourself at http://isthisalabama.org

PHOTO: USS ALABAM Battle Ship

LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF…

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LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF… HISPANOS UNIDOS DE AMERICA!
What used to be the unilateral and monolingual
United States Declaration of Independence is now a multilateral, multilingual conversation of followers, influence makers, and brand ambassadors.

This takes on a new meaning sharing a multitude of social platforms, it is more important than ever for Latinos to have a voice that speaks with everyone and not just specific audiences organization with a growing interest in the Hispanic market.

Many organizations are finally beginning to intensify attention and focus on US.

Mathematical Mystery Modified

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California State University Junior Isabel Serrano and her research mentor, mathematics professor Bogdan Suceavă, may have solved a mathematical mystery.

While many textbooks discuss curvature, few references and no current calculus textbook mention the 14th-century French monk Nicole Oresme, who founded the origins of the idea 300 years before Isaac Newton. Curvature of plane curves, for example, is a concept that is discussed in CSUF's calculus III curriculum.

For their research, Serrano and Suceavă combed through 600-year-old books, among other publications, for answers. They reported their findings in "A Medieval Mystery: Nicole Oresme's Concept of Curvitas," published Oct. 1 in Notices, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Mathematical Society.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE ALERT

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An alert has been issued by the NY State Department of Criminal Justice Services for a missing Child named Leibby Kletzky, male, age 8. The child was last seen near 44th St near 12th Ave in Brooklyn at 4:50 PM on 7/11/11, wearing a black yarmulke, blue and green striped polo shirt, blue pants, with thin hair and payot curls. The individual is 4' tall, 50 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.

For a photo visit: http://bit.ly/q3axr3.

If the child is seen, contact 1-800-577-TIPS.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT - WORDS OF WISDOM

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“There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is a miracle.”

— Albert Einstein

“When I am, as it were, completely myself, entirely alone, and of good cheer - say traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep - it is on such occasions that my ideas flow best, and most abundantly. Whence and how they come, I know not, nor can I force them.”

— Mozart

“The weakness of men is the façade of strength; the strength of women is the façade of weakness.”

— Warren Farrell

NEW CITY ISLAND BUSINESS

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In case you had not noticed, there are moves underway for some new commerce on the avenue.

These are another laundromat and one more restaurant. Construction workers are very busy refurbishing the building, which is next door to Ruth Antiques and preparing the long abandoned structure which used to house a pizza shop for a new Chinese food establishment.

Both are new welcomed additions on City Island avenue on the corner of Fordham and City Island avenues is where you will find these next two businesses.

HEALTHY WALK

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Join Gupta & Stroobants for a historical, environmental and healthy walk from the
#2 stop on the IRT at Gun Hill Rd & White Plains Rd at 10:00 AM - SAT April 13th (14 rain date )

The walk will proceed along the Bronx River, ending at East 233rd Street ( #2 train also available or Bus at Webster Ave )

Please see attachment and contact Mike Gupta mikegupta@gmail.com for additional details and specific information.

SHOUTING OUT TO YOUNG ARTISTS

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Focal Point Gallery - 321 City Island Ave. Bronx, NY 10464 (718) 885-1403

Calling All Young Bronx Artists 17 and Younger

For an Exhibition April 6th. - 28th.

Calling young artists 17 and younger to take part in an art exhibition at Focal Point Gallery.

All types of art will be accepted.

1. Work should be reasonable in size.

2. The Gallery will mat and frame the work.

3. Name of artist, age and phone number should be on the back of the art work.

4. Deadline to get work to the gallery is March 17th.

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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.