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THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT...

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Today is National Honesty Day. The holiday traces its origins way back to the 1990s. It is about telling the truth. Be brave and share opinions, thoughts and perspectives that might otherwise go unsaid in order to be polite, but take care not to upset or offend others.

To clear the air on National Honesty Day. Roberto Soto hired, trained staff members and launched the 24 hour Cablevision station, known as News 12 The Bronx. He also served as APTN first NYC Bureau Chief. Helped launch Univision, Telemundo and now operates City Island Images, as well as Dose of News www.doseofnews.com

Please help Soto become BX Volunteer of the Year. http://www.bxvc.org/neighborhood-impact-award

DOSE OF NEWS

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Dose of News is a centralized one stop news and information content website offering multiple links to a massive amount and wide range of current events about arts, sciences, investigative journalism, breaking news, features, health, politics, lifestyle and finance.

These stories are selected from a wide assortment of articles researched, written, reported, and crafted by some of the best and finest professionals in the news business and gathered from all over the world.

www.doseofnews.com

CITY ISLAND NAUTICAL MUSEUM

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The City Island Nautical Museum is launching a major effort to replace the front steps. The campaign begins with an Open House at the Museum on Saturday.

190 Fordham Street City Island, NYC, NY 10464

http://www.cityislandmuseum.org

Alive At 25

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National Safety Council Master Trainer Darryl Gaines would like to bring to City Island for Free. He needs a location to provide these free the courses.

While drivers 24 and younger account for only 13% of all licensed drivers, they cause 27% of all motor vehicle collisions and 21% of all fatal motor vehicle crashes.
* Keep another teen from becoming a statistic. Encourage them to take the Alive at 25

Defensive Driving Course from the National Safety Council.

"'A Date Which Will Live in Infamy'"

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Early in the afternoon of December 7, 1941, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his chief foreign policy aide, Harry Hopkins, were interrupted by a telephone call from Secretary of War Henry Stimson and told that the Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor. At about 5:00 p.m., following meetings with his military advisers, the President calmly and decisively dictated to his secretary, Grace Tully, a request to Congress for a declaration of war.

SQUAT TOILETS

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Did you know there are squat toilets all throughout Asia? Though it may appear a bit bizarre to hover over a hole while doing your business, many prefer this style because there is actually less chance of coming in contact with other people's germs.

GLOBAL PEACE DAY

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Millions of women and girls around the world are assaulted, beaten, raped, mutilated or even murdered in what constitutes appalling violations of their human rights. The UN challenges the culture of discrimination that allows violence to continue and call on all governments to make good on their pledges to end all forms of violence against women and girls in all parts of the world by urging all people to support this important global goal.

http://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/

TRIPLE CROWN TIME?

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For the third time in four years, Belmont Park will play host to a Triple Crown hopeful when American Pharoah attempts to add the 147th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes tomorrow the final and most demanding leg of the series, to his victories in the Kentucky Derby and in the rain-drenched Preakness.

No horse has completed the Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978. But that 36-year drought, one of the most famous could finally come to an end at the Belmont Stakes here in New York.

CITY ISLAND'S ED SADLER WAY

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Who ever said most pledges made by politicians are all but “empty” promises should reconsider.

NYC Council member Jimmy Vacca has announced the City Council today approved an honorary street re-namings in his district: 'Ed Sadler Way' at the intersection of East Schofield Street and City Island Avenue.

At the Council’s Stated Meeting on Wednesday, May 22nd the Council voted in favor of legislation that will allow the intersection of East Schofield Street and City Island Avenue to be co-named ‘Ed Sadler Way.’

Latinos, Blacks and Women Poorer

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Aging Baby Boomers to Face Care-giving, Obesity, Inequality Challenges. The Population Reference Bureau report, "Aging in the United States," examines recent trends and disparities among adults ages 65 and older, and how baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 will reshape America's older population.

In 2016, baby boomers will be between ages 52 and 70. Below are key findings from the report.

Demographic Shifts

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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.