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NY/NJ TERRORISM TASK FORCE

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Thirteen years later, the war on terrorism is being expanded and the states of New York and New Jersey will bring together top officials from local, state and federal law enforcement and public safety offices to enhance security preparedness and coordination.

Stop and Risk?

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A proposed bill which is supported by half of NYC Council members that would reportedly require:

The police to gain permission, in audio or in writing, before a suspect or the vehicle of a suspect can be searched. That permission could be rescinded at any time during the search.

That the police officer, when seeking permission of the suspect, can only do so in a language understood by the suspect.

CITY ISLAND CIVIC ASSOCIATION MEETING

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Bill Stanton ​​President​​​​July 25th 2012​​​

Fred Ramft l​​First Vice-President​​​

Barbara Dolensek​ Second Vice-President

Janie Blanks ​​Recording Secretary ​​​

John Doyle​​ Corresponding Secretary

Tom Smith​​ Treasurer

The July Meeting of the City Island Civic Association will take place on July 31st 2012 at 7:30pm at 190 Fordham Street. We welcome your input and attendance and we need your help.

No guests are currently scheduled to attend at this time.

WORLDWIDE NEWS PROJECT

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City Island Images wants to invite all of you to take part in a news project, 24 Hours In World Journalism.

The aims are journalistic excellence, the promotion of freedom of expression and the recognition of courage and integrity, as well as public enlightenment about our often misunderstood trade.

Last year was the deadliest on record for journalists, increasingly threatened by tyrants, religious fanatics, organized crime, militias, oligarchs, lawyers, politicians and many others who hate to read the truth, news headlines, broadcast journalism and citizens blogs.

BRAWL IN VEGAS

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It is being called the fight of the century. Today boxing fans are expecting to see the largest-grossing fight in history, with the biggest purse, the greatest pay-per-view buys and highest ticket prices.

It may be the one of the most significant athletic events in the last 50 years. The Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao bout in Las Vegas is a big deal.

Why is this the biggest fight ever? Two grown macho men fighting over pretty purses, while other men place bets on the outcome of the boxing match.

Plans Presented for a New City Island Senior Center

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Italian Hospital Society, the organization led by Dr. Domenico Mignone, MD, held an informational meeting at City Island Community Center last night. The doctor and his group were seeking Civic Association support for the creation of another City Island Home for the Aged. The Society is responsible for building the first Italian Hospital in Manhattan, catering to New York’s immigrant population, back in the late 1930s.

OLIVIA

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Like mother, like daughter. When Sabrina Soto was born, the birth announcement was made "On Air" in Miami, but these are different times and the Internet is king.

I leave for LA LA Land to do what grandfather do. SPOIL

HGTV's Sabrina Soto Welcomes a Baby Girl http://eonli.ne/1RVuAUu

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

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On the heels of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band smashing success, The Beatles were invited to appear on the Our World TV show. It was two-hours of international performers that would be broadcast live in 24 countries in 1967. The fab four they decided to create an orchestrated new track, "All You Need Is Love."

The recording "All You Need Is Love" became an international phenomena.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2oZQW4-lSI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ98qac2UIM

Happy Birthday-CANTINFLAS

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He was known as the Mexican Charlie Chaplin. His name was Mario Moreno Reyes (August 12, 1911 - April 20, 1993) He was such a good comedian, that Charlie Chaplin called Cantinflas the 'funniest man in the world'.

FDR TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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The FDR Drive will be closed to traffic from 2:00 AM-7:00 AM, Sunday, October 23, to facilitate crane installation of the pedestrian bridge at East 78th Street.

During those hours, the northbound FDR Drive will be closed to traffic from East 61st to East 96th streets and the southbound FDR Drive will be closed from East 116th to East 74th streets. Motorists are urged to use alternate routes beginning at 11:00 PM tonight. Expect traffic delays.

The sender provided the following contact information.
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Sender's Contact Phone: 212-639-9675

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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.