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CALLING ALL REGISTERED VOTERS

Issue

Do you know what time it is? Get ready to vote cause it's almost payback time.

If one or more of those politicians, who are really your chosen representatives and also public servants working for you may have disappointed you, or another member your family. It's now time to hold them accountable by voting them out of office.

BRONX’S FIRST EVER EDUCATION SUMMIT

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The first education summit, “From Cradle to Career,” will be taking place on October 15, 2011 at Lehman College, hosted by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz.

As announced by the Borough President in his State of Borough address in 2010, he has put together a day-long conference designed to create an educational agenda for the Bronx. Borough President Diaz has gathered the most influential educational figures to discuss crucial topics affecting Bronx schools, such as special education, English Language Learners, and higher education.

Ray Of Hope?

Solution

Not until convention showtime is there one single delegate who is tied and bound to any specific candidate.

In fact, there is not a single “bound” delegate to the National Conventions. Not one delegate is required to vote for Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, or any others who may have “won” votes during the primaries.

Each delegate will have to make their own choice. They are the only ones who will choose the nominee.

City Island Theater Group AUDITIONS

Announcement

CITG announces auditions for Peggy the Pint Sized Pirate by D. M. Bocaz-Larson.

Peggy is a little pirate who wants to sail the seas but is always picked last for a crew. But when the other pirates are captured by a sea monster, it's up to Peggy to save the day.

Seeking:

PEGGY - a small pirate who sets out to rescue the pirates from a sea monster

SCUMMY - young pirate who says mean things to PEGGY

BOB - the Brave can be either gender (Bob can be short for Roberta). One of the mean pirates picks on PEGGY.

SUE - the Smelly can be changed to Sam. Another mean pirate.

WHAT IS YOUR OPINION?

Issue

City Island Images wishes to point out that although the authenticity of a video, which includes graphic images has caused an international controversy has yet to be verified, the US Marine Corps says it is investigating this matter.

What is your reaction to the video? Take the poll below, and then tell us why in the comments section.

What was your reaction to the video which has appeared on various platforms that shows Marines urinating on three Afghan corpses?

It's an unacceptable desecration
It's an embarrassment

RIP SID CAESAR

News

Sid Caesar was one of the very first funnymen on TV in the early 1950s and he influenced generations of comedians and comedy writers. Mr. Caesar died on Wednesday at age 91.

He was a master of comedy whether he was working from a script or simply improvising. Here is one of my favorites as a multilingual communicator.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SqEmkwADmY

Sid Caesar was the first to poke fun at health food restaurants.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpn4_QeS7w8

Fingercrossing Or Fingerpointing?

Idea

These are the possible outcomes. Win, lose, go back to the drawing board, or jump on Trump. Will US Congress call the president's bluff, blame it on Trump or do these members gamble with getting dumped?

President Trump has forced a vote on the GOP plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Why aren't Americans given the opportunity to fully compare and contrast the two plans?

HURRICANE WARNING

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IRENE, the first major hurricane to hit USA in three years may soon be making landfall and this storm may hit far from where such storms normally strike, so please prepare ASAP.

Officials say it’s still too early to tell exactly how hard Irene might hit NYC, with weekend scenarios ranging from sunny and breezy to rainy and dangerously windy, NOAA’s National Hurricane Center offers tips on preparing for the high winds, heavy rains and flooding.

Develop a Plan:

LONG LIVE CENTENERIANS

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Centenarians are very special and tough as nails. They are individuals whose life span passes 100. But for those relying on healthy habits to reach age 100, please read carefully and take plenty of notes.

Centenarians indulge in smoking and drinking just as much as their shorter-lived counterparts. They do not follow healthier or more stringent diets than anyone else. They're just as likely to be overweight, and may even have exercised less. So what contributed to their unusually long lives?

ACADEMIC GHETTO

Problem

The word ghetto can be used to describe non-geographic, but similarly cut off situations where an individual gets stuck in an academic ghetto. Too many higher education level faculty members are contingent employees, who work on a yearly contract, or worse yet semester to semester. Some of these contingent employees are full-time lecturers, and more are adjunct instructors: part-time employees, paid per class, often without health insurance or retirement benefits.

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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.