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USA HEROES

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Th following heroes are listed below in alphabetical order. Names are followed by the recipient's rank or rate at the time of the action for which "The Medal of Honor" was awarded, any appropriate occupational specialty involved in the action, and the month and year of the action.

Agerholm, Harold C., Private First Class, USMCR, July 1944 (Posthumous)
Anderson, Aaron, Landsman, USN, March 1865
Anderson, Edwin A., Captain, USN, April 1914
Anderson, Richard B., Private First Class, USMC, February 1944 (Posthumous)
Andrews, John, Ordinary Seaman, USN, June 1871

NYC Terror

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6 dead and multiple injuries in lower Manhattan as a pickup truck plows through a NYC bike path.

A crazed man has forced a level 3 crime scene mobilization where everything in lower Manhattan is frozen this afternoon. The guy drove a pickup truck down a long stretch of bike path next to the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan, striking numerous people.

The suspect driving the vehicle collided with a school bus from Stuyvesant High School. There were some reports the man fired gunshots, but officials could not immediately confirm that.

NYC BEACHES OPEN

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NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, announces that the City’s public beaches will open for the season this Saturday, May 24, and remain open through Labor Day Weekend. Lifeguards will be on duty daily, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and swimming is strictly prohibited at all other times.

BRONX week 2012

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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has officially kicked off Bronx Week 2012, a celebration which pays tribute to the continuing revitalization of the borough’s businesses, educational institutions, cultural sites and civic groups.

NEWS UNIVERSITY

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Journalists are confronting challenges and embracing new opportunities like never before.

In their newsrooms, reporters, producers, editors and news directors are creatively navigating a rapidly changing media ecosystem, reaching shifting news audiences in new ways and on platforms that are still evolving. In corporate suites, media executives are experimenting with new business models to support the vital journalism news organizations provide.

LUXURY NEW YORK CITY CONDO FOR SALE

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LUXURY CONDO FOR SALE $333K

FOR SALE BY OWNER --- ALL SERIOUS OFFERS CONSIDERED

Features increases attractiveness, value of real estate and a fabulous geographic location.

ONE OF CITY ISLAND'S LUXURY GATED QUIET CONDO COMMUNITIES

Swimming, Golfing, Sailing, Fishing, Biking, Jogging:

It's Truly The NYC Nautical Paradise Location!

PROPERTY LOCATED IN NEW YORK CITY'S MOST BEAUTIFUL REGION

SHOPS ~ RESTAURANTS ~ WALK TO MANHATTAN TRANSPORTATION

1 1/2 BR/ 1 BATH, HIGH CEILINGS, PRIVATE ENCLOSED PATIO, 2 PARKING SPOTS

Minimum Wage Increases

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This year, there are 20 states, plus Washington, DC all across the US, which have increased their workers' minimum wage. In other words, 3 million employees are receiving a salary increase.

Therefore, this year 29 states will have a higher minimum wage than the federal minimum wage, which is still $7.25 an hour.

These city and state-led reforms are mounting pressure on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage, but Congress does not always follow the will of the people, so don't hold your breath, because we're not there yet.

Drinking, Smoking, and Quitting

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Addiction can be devastating. Recent scientific advances have shaped our understanding of this common and complex problem. The good news is that there are a number of effective treatments for addiction, including self-help strategies, psychotherapy, medications, and rehabilitation programs.

NEWS QUICKIE

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ARMENIA 1.5 MILLION DEAD
Russia and France and other countries are commemorating the massacre 100 years ago by Ottoman Turks.

COMCAST LEAVES TIME WARNER ALONE
Comcast decides not to buy Time Warner Cable. A $45 billion proposal deal between the largest cable companies.

BRUCE COMES OUT ON TV
Tonight on ABC at 9 P Bruce Jenner spills the beans to Diane Sawyer during an exclusive interview.

GREAT SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGHS
Hubble telescope's story went from national disgrace-to treasure. Its the 25th anniversary of its launch into orbit.

JOLIE GOES TO UN

Big Apple Residents Do Not Like To Read

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According to a new study, New Yorkers don’t Like to read. This shocking information has been compiled by Amazon.com, which sorted through purchases made on their site and came up with the top 20 most well-read cities. The study took into account book, magazine and newspaper sales – in print and Kindle format since be beginning of 2011.

According to these questionable figures, Cambridge, Massachusetts has the most readers and a lot of Amazon shoppers because it is listed as number one. Believe it or not, New York City didn’t even make that top 20 list.

New Yorkers have plenty of independent bookstores to shop at in our concrete jungle. We don’t need AMAZON.
If you still want to look at that Amazon.com list, which does not include NYC...

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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.