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SHOVEL YOUR **##** SNOW

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We have a revolutionary suggestion, which some may not have thought of and according to our live shot above, others have yet to take care of their civic and legal responsibilities.

If there is any snow on the sidewalk in front of your residence, place of business? Then what are you waiting for....Shovel the darn thing, you lazy ass.

Hardworking doctors, bankers and many other law abiding citizens, as well as countless numbers of public servants may not have been able to get to work on time today because you are cheap, lazy or just don't shive a git.

OBAMA

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"Yes we can!" On the night of his farewell address, a look back at President Obama's victory speech from 2008 http://cnn.it/2jBmwlh

President Obama’s Farewell Address Is a Product of Meticulous Planning http://nyti.ms/2ieHIeJ

https://www.c-span.org/

NYC TAXI PLAN

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As the TLC prepares to roll out its five borough taxi plan, Council Member James Vacca will Chair an Oversight hearing on Thursday, March 1 to examine the length of time it takes for-hire vehicles to be inspected at its Woodside Inspection Center, both for new vehicles and renewals. Industry stakeholders have complained that the extensive delays force drivers to forgo weeks' worth of pay or encourages them to drive illegally while they await inspection in order to avoid lost wages.

NYC FLEET WEEK

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Fleet Week 2014 events are scheduled to begin on Monday, May 19 through Tuesday, May 27. These events will include military aircraft flyovers, aerial demonstrations, and static as well as stationary exhibitions throughout the NYC area.

Beginning Monday, May 19th, the U.S. Navy will conduct familiarization flights with four (4) MH-60 helicopters (photo attached) in various citywide locations from the hours of 1 PM – 2:30 PM and 3 PM – 4:30 PM.

DONT WORRY, STAY POSITIVE AND YOU'LL BE HAPPY

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Money can buy happiness, just as long as you spend it on someone else. In fact, even buying a $5 gift for a friend can significantly boost joy. And in nearly every country, people who donate to charity are more blissful than those who only spend on themselves.

Happiness is contagious. Rejoice if things are going well for your friends and neighbors: Research shows that people become 25 percent happier with their lives if a pal who lives within a mile of their home has a significant uptick in joy.

FINAL PUBLIC POOL & BEACH DAY

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All 14 miles of NYC beaches will close after today. This is is your last chance to enjoy public beaches and outdoor pools before they're closed down for the season.

Lifeguards will be on duty at city beaches from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. before calling it a summer. Outdoor pools will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The last day for pools and beaches this summer also comes on Labor Day.

NYC LUXURY CONDO FOR SALE BY OWNER

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LUXURY CONDO FOR SALE $333K

FOR SALE BY OWNER --- ALL SERIOUS OFFERS CONSIDERED

ONE OF CITY ISLAND'S LUXURY GATED QUIET CONDO COMMUNITIES

Swimming, Golfing, Sailing, Fishing, Biking, Jogging:

It's Truly The NYC Nautical Paradise Location!

PROPERTY LOCATED IN NEW YORK CITY'S MOST BEAUTIFUL REGION

SHOPS ~ RESTAURANTS ~ WALK TO MANHATTAN TRANSPORTATION

1 1/2 BR/ 1 BATH, HIGH CEILINGS, PRIVATE ENCLOSED PATIO, 2 PARKING SPOTS

PLENTY OF CLOSETS, LARGE FRAME WINDOWS, AC, HEAT & HOT WATER

NEW WASHER, DRYER, STOVE, REFRIGERATOR AND LOTS MORE

"The Great Christmas Light Fight"

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"The Great Christmas Light Fight" - Tonight is the last installment of holiday decorations for the most wonderful time of the year. My daughter Sabrina Soto hosts ABC's hit decorating competition series, as the popular holiday program returns for a second week. ABC Tonight @8P

The competition and the quest for the $50,000 grand prize continue in the second edition of this seasonal special’s three telecasts, with the conclusion coming next week. Creating a dazzling outdoor display is the mission of the 24 families around the country who are in the running this time.

Each of the one hour episodes features 4 families from across America who work harder than Santa's elves in order to out-deck the halls of their competition and possibly win the ultimate Christmas Gift--$50,000!

The total prizing for the series is $300,000. Sabrina Soto and Michael Moloney from "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" have returned as judges for the series. 8:00 --10:00P, ET.

http://abc.go.com/shows/the-great-christmas-light-fight

TONIGHT, it's The Great Christmas Light Fight Finale with the most fantabulous, illuminous, tree-mendous displays! http://youtu.be/z5qPzLkg3hU

Breaking A National Silence on Gun Control

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The National Rifle Association (NRA) released their long-awaited response to the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut that left 20 children and 6 school officials dead. As the nation's attention remains focused on the aftermath of this tragedy, many of us wondered how the NRA justified its silence. They said they were waiting for a full investigation of what happened.

In the days after the shootings, before the NRA broke its silence, here are just a few of the details that this ongoing investigation uncovered:

ASSORTED INTERESTING EVENTS

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Event: Freelancers at Risk: Photojournalism and the Call for Global Safety Standards
When: April 23, 2015, 9:00-12:15 p.m.
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C.

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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.