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PBS Frontline

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The Choice 2016 Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are two of the most polarizing presidential candidates in modern history.

Veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk goes beyond the headlines to investigate what has shaped these two candidates, where they came from, how they lead and why they want one of the most.

http://www.pbs.org/video/2365848966/

FOOD FOR THOUGHT - WORDS OF WISDOM

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TIME WOUNDS ALL HEELS.

CIVIL RIGHTS SUMMIT

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www.civilrightssummit.org

On April 8-10, 2014, the LBJ Presidential Library will host a Civil Rights Summit to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

To allow everyone to enjoy the Civil Rights Summit, April 8, 9 and 10, 2014, the LBJ Presidential Library—in collaboration with Google and Longhorn Network—will live stream each of the Summit programs on their website.

www.CivilRightsSummit.org

YES WE CAN, STUDENT CAM

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C-SPAN HAS launched a StudentCam website, asking students in grades 6-12 to:

“Select any provision of the U.S. Constitution and create a video illustrating why it’s important to you.”

Please help us spread the word by forwarding the site to any student, teacher, or parent who you think may be interested. It is an enriching learning experience for all of the students involved and once again there will be 75 cash prizes awarded, up to $50,000, for the winning students and faculty.

Click on the link below to learn more about the competition:

http://www.studentcam.org

Beware of Incosiderate Poeple

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If you have ever known a person who when they started sneezing, or coughing they would never cover their mouth whenever they kept doing this?

At the very least, these inconsiderate people should direct their sneeze or cough into a folded handkerchief, a paper towel, perhaps a heavy-duty napkin or even toilet paper or a tissue. Whenever, or wherever this happened, I wished I had brought a face mask with me;.

PALESTINIANS or ISRAELIS?

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USA and Israel are allies and usually best friends, but this latest war has strained the relationship because many Palestinian civilians have been killed in Gaza. 1,400 dead in 24 days.

Egypt, which has served as a mediator in previous conflicts has changed its tune. It used to have an Islamist party in power, but now it’s ruled by its military, which isn’t as tight with Hamas. It has rallied other Arab nations like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to see things their way.

7 Things to Consider Before Choosing Sides in the Middle East Conflict http://huff.to/1rSOeWj

US CONSTITUTION

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This week, we celebrated a significant date in our US history, when New Hampshire became the ninth and last state needed to ratify the US Constitution, thereby making the document the law of this great nation. Today the U.S. Constitution is the oldest written constitution in operation in the world.

USA, lets hope and pray that the leaders of this country have the courage, character and strength to stand for what is right, and never be afraid to express themselves.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/OvN1jTkzXbY?rel=0

On Line in New York City

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New Yorkers have been on line since before there was online—for nearly a century, at least.

They are so prominently on line, in fact, that those of us in the hinterland know it’s a way to identify New Yorkers by the way they talk. Not by their pronunciation, but by their words. If instead of waiting in line or standing in line, you wait or stand on line, you must be from New York—the city, that is, and neighboring New Jersey.

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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.