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VETERAN APPRECIATION DAY

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Playland hosts Veterans Appreciation Day on Sunday, May 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

More than 4,000 veterans, service members and their families are expected to attend the event, which includes a barbecue lunch hosted by the Westchester County Veterans Service Agency, and co-sponsored by Pepe Auto Group and DeBartolo Landscaping of New Rochelle.

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino will welcome the veterans with a memorial tribute at approximately 11:45 a.m. on the Music Tower Stage.

WEDNESDAY WORDS

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I once read an e-mail with these words: “Never Complain, Never Explain.” I thought to myself, I can do that. Day after day I tell myself that this is going to be the last day I'll ever complain about anything—and time after time I continue to fail. Then I realize how hard this seemingly simple task is to achieve.

But unfortunately, it’s in our makeup to complain. It’s part of our nature to make excuses, because doing so gets us off the hook. How many times have you caught yourself, or heard others saying:

Prayer to San Ysidro

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When I was a little boy, growing up in Habana, we used to say "San Ysidro el Labrador... Quita el agua, y pon el sol". It means - San Ysidro, take away the water and bring in the sun.

LATINO ISUUES WITH ANSWERS

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Check out this expert independent Latino news service which also feels that Knowledge is Power

Unfortunately, this content producer doesn't get the recognition or attention he deserves. Its been a struggle as he is always asking for subscribers to click on the sponsor links, so that he can generate ad revenue.

Check it out: http://www.hispanictips.com

Unseasonable Greetings

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We usually cover our gardens in the patio with leaves in Autumn, to give them a nice blanket for Winter.

Right now,in NYC there we have roses in December there are the bright green leaves of poppy plants, poking their heads out from under that brown blanket. Go back to sleep, go back to sleep, we want to say. But this month’s warm weather has made them think it’s Spring.

We cross our fingers and wonder how they’ll look in May, after the cold that’s coming freezes those tender shoots.

JOIN YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY BOARD

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Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today invited Bronx residents to make a difference in their community by joining their local Community Board. The Office of the Bronx Borough President will be accepting applications for all 12 Community Boards from city residents who reside, work or have professional or other significant interests in the Bronx.

USA Vice Precedent

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Never before in the history of US politics has there been an opportunity for a running mate being pressured to clean up the mess created by an elder statesman's wrong reactions and camp pain circumstances.

In VP debate, Pence gets tasked with cleaning up for Trump. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/3d281c11a96b4ad082fe88aa0db04305/Article...

NYPD CRIME MAP

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The crime data used in the map is reported seven major felony crime as defined by the NYS penal Law as of the date a computerized crime complaint record is created. The data is updated on a monthly basis for both the year to date accumulation and the previous year accumulation. The crime data is preliminary and subject to change as a result of investigative follow up and may not match earlier published statistics.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT - WORDS OF WISDOM

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"A WOMAN IN AUTHORITY IS OFTEN UNPOPULAR, ONLY BECAUSE SHE IS EFFICIENT"

THE BRONX AT 100 YEARS

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The Bronx County Historical Society will present an exhibition at the Museum of Bronx History titled "Bronx County - 100 Years" with an opening reception on April 9, 2014, from 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm. The address to the Museum of Bronx History is 3266 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467. Please call (718) 881-8900 for more information.
FREE PUBLIC PROGRAMS
The following lecture will be held at The Bronx Archives Building, located at 3313 Bainbridge Avenue, The Bronx, New York 10467. For directions, please call (718) 881- 8900

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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.