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Happy Valentines Day

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February 14 is Valentine's Day and its also known as Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is a celebration observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it is not a public holiday in most of them.

Top 50 Love Songs of All Time http://www.billboard.com/articles/list/1538839/top-50-love-songs-of-all-... via @billboard

https://youtu.be/YQHsXMglC9A?list=PLRNGf69jPtYLyoCALT1l1_5H6O2AaqkAH via @YouTube

Historic Walking Tour

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St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site
897 South Columbus Avenue
Mt. Vernon, New York 10550
914-667-4116

There will be a guided, walking tour of portions of the Pell’s Point Revolutionary War battlefield, on the Split Rock Golf Course, in Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, NY, on Wednesday, July 6, beginning at 10 AM. The tour lasts about two hours, exploring the important but often overlooked battle of October 18, 1776. Reservations must be made in advance, through St. Paul’s N.H.S.

Space is limited. Please call 914-667-4116. The event is free.

www.nps.gov/sapa

HAPPY MOON FESTIVAL

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The Chinese Zhongqiujie (Moon Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival), Korean Ch'usok (Harvest Moon Festival), and the Vietnamese Têt-Trung-Thu (Mid-Autumn Festival) will be celebrated by many Asian Americans beginning tonight, September 12, 2011.

O - BAM - A

Issue

The always say the opposite of whatever he says
If he likes anything, they hate it.
Even if it was their idea in the first place.

So he doesn't necessarily NOT want to do it.
They definitely WANT to use up some missiles bullets etc so their friends make money.
He just wants to do the same thing they want to do.

So what ever they say he will go with it.
Really what he is trying to achieve is being on the same SIDE as they are on ANY thing.

He is pulling the rug right out from under them.
They wont easily be able to bad mouth him and lie about it.

ASIAMERICA?

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China keeps building bridges throughout Latin America, as The US continues to talk about building a wall.

PRC President Xi Jinping is attending a Pacific Rim summit as part of his tour in Ecuador, Peru, and Chile, as the Chinese leader continues to play a key role in trade throughout the entire region.

China is ready to pounce if Trump axes Pacific trade deal http://cnnmon.ie/2g2PYMb via @CNNMoney

China, Ecuador pledge to boost production capacity, trade cooperation - Xinhua | English.news.cnhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-11/18/c_135840749.htm

WISH FOR HUMANITY

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Dear World-

If it isn't too late, let's hope and pray that all people will begin to speak kind words, to be committed to their family and friends, to use their hands for helping and not for hurting,

Let's make an effort to evolve into human beings who laugh with joy and delight and not mockery, who love unconditionally, and who do not resort to bullying others.

Our world faces a formidable hurdle if we want to restore a new and improved climate of trust, peace, goodwill, respect and equality towards all men, women, children and all living things.

NIXON TAPES

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Following 36 years of silence, the US government released former President Richard M. Nixon's testimony during a June 1975 special prosecutor's investigation of the Watergate scandal.

As most people know, the investigation, prompted by news-media disclosures of high-level sabotage and abuse of power in the White House, had begun two years earlier.

By the time Nixon appeared before the grand jury, its discoveries had already forced his resignation from the presidency

http://nixon.archives.gov/virtuallibrary/tapeexcerpts/index.php

Where's EPA?

Problem

Where are the necessary EPA officials? Are they missing in action after Texas floods? Americans need to be monitoring this very closely as fears grow of pollution from oil refineries after #HurricaneHarvey. There are flooded toxic waste sites and a burning plant full of secret chemicals. WTF?

AP: Toxic Waste Sites Flooded http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/national-international/Toxic-Waste-Sit...

FOOD FOR THOUGHT - WORDS OF WISDOM

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"THE FREER THAT WOMEN BECOME, THE FREER WILL MEN BE. BECAUSE WHEN YOU ENSLAVE SOMEONE --- YOU ARE ENSLAVED"

NYC Weekend Bridge and Street Closures

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Multiple rolling street closures will be in effect citywide on Sunday, May 4th, 2014, from 7:15 AM to 6:45 PM, in support of the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, including sections of the FDR Drive (MN), Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BK, QN), and Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (SI). If traveling, consider use of public transportation. For more information, please see the attached route map or visit: http://www.nycbikemaps.com/spokes/five-boro-bike-tour-2014/.

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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.