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Bronx Museum on Wheels- Another Really Big Show?

Attraction

The Bronx Children’s Museum is actually a former school bus, which has been painted in a burst of bright purple, orange and florescent yellow. It is the brainchild of the grandchild of a well know TV personality and pioneer blogger.

St Francis de Sales

Idea

While serving as Bishop of Geneva, Doctor of the Universal Church. Francis was quoted as saying "Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly... Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections... Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.

Musing on Independence Day 2013

Idea

American independence and the American republic are based on collective action. Individual freedom is guaranteed by the united economic and political communities, and the states that constitute the republic.

US BUDGET CUT$

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Salary of US Presidents ...................... $180,000 FOR LIFE
Salary of House/Senate .......................$174,00​0 FOR LIFE
Salary of Speaker of the House ............$223,500 FOR LIFE
Salary of Majority/Minority Leader ....... $193,400 FOR LIFE
Salary of a Teacher ....................................... $40,065
Salary of Soldier DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN.. $38,000

Have we found where some of these cuts should be made?

NY SENATOR KLEIN EVENTS

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Stay Safe Initiative: North Riverdale

Sunday, Oct. 23 – P.S. 81 Fun Fest

Noon to 4 p.m.

5550 Riverdale Ave.

Bronx, NY 10471

The Stay Safe program provides free identification of children containing their biometric information, photo and fingerprints to be used in case they go missing.

THANKS FOR HELPING OTHERS

Solution

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, here are some video clips of strangers helping others.

Proving that one person can make all the the difference in the world. We can ALL make a DIFFERENCE.

Take a look at these real Life Heroes- Nice work from good people: http://youtu.be/KMYrIi_Mt8A

GORGEOUS DAY

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You are in luck if you live in the NY-NJ-CT Tri-state area. Forecasters say it's going to be a great day.

https://youtu.be/cJqjlFGZxtE

https://youtu.be/co6WMzDOh1o

https://youtu.be/1lQedCA1zJY

RUSSIAN BEAR ENDS HYBERNATION

News

The Russian Bear had been in a self contained hibernation stage, but now that the Olympics have ended all that has changed as Russia continues to make headlines around the entire globe, roaring over international geopolitical issues involving bullying.

Russia's resurgence has evolved into thrashing through the world wilderness groping for a new place. sort of like an angry bear fighting to keep all its cubs.

Tension continues to mount while Russian troops increase their presence in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula and global leaders work to find a diplomatic solution to the growing crisis.

CITY ISLAND IMAGES - CIMAGES on Twitter

Idea

We will try to offer the brightest news and information under the sun.
We can reach millions of eyeballs and try not to pick on anyone.

We are surrounded by water and admire clouds with appreciative eyes.
Watch the winds blow and the flora and fauna continue to grow.

And when lights need to be turned way up or dimmed down.
We'll take the necessary steps and inform our global town.

www.cimages.me

CZI Scholars

Idea

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative aka CZI is a charity created by Facebook founder and his wife, Priscilla Chan that plans to give away cash to help millions of students go to college.

A two-year partnership with The College Board expands access to unique, personalized learning pathways that will help millions of students prepare for key college gateway tasks tests like the PSAT, SAT and Advanced Placement courses that will help students go to college.

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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.