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DAYLIGHT SAVINGS BENEFITS?

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Daylight Saving Time in 2013 ended in most of the United States at 2 a.m. Nov. 3.

Folks will be setting their clock back one hour, following the adage of “spring forward, fall back.”

The “extra” hour gives you a chance to catch up on the sleep you lost in March when the clocks moved forward and Daylight Saving Time began.

There is no scientific reason to endure this national time shift of losing and gaining hours.

Daylight Saving Time Is America's Greatest Shame http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2013/11/daylight-saving-tim...

Live From New York...

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At 3P Soto will appear on " ElRinconDeIsolda " Everyone is invited to watch on YouTube/FaceBook.
Roberto FE Soto as a guest of Spanish-language broadcast celebrity Isolda Peguero, "La Periodista"
Isolda Peguero is on Twitter @isoldapeguero https://twitter.com/isoldapeguero
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl05-9oZKes
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RFES is now scheduled on 08/08/16
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HAPPY NEW YEAR OF THE DRAGON 4710

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The Asian Lunar New Year, the Year of the Dragon, will begin next week on January 23, and is celebrated by many Asian ethnic groups including Chinese, Vietnamese and Koreans.

100 Dazed and Confused

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Who decreases our US credibility, creates an unsafe environment, downgrades public education, sells the public lands, monetizes the presidency, makes Americans less safe and more despised around the world, while achieving little following a series of theatrics which includes rallies to attack dissenters?

This, I can tell you... Believe me... This is my pledge to you... Donald Trump’s Contract with America.
https://assets.donaldjtrump.com/_landings/contract/O-TRU-102316-Contract...

What Consitutes a Selfie?

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It is a photograph that an individual takes of him or herself, and or with someone else typically taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.

"Perhaps the emotive selfie is simply the currency of communication for a new generation, and an increasingly valuable one as face-to-face communication." - New York Times

"Selfie? There's an app for that." - USA Today

"Selfie is for people to be able to share life’s everyday moments rather than a filtered, curated view of a life that seems perfect." - NBC News

CICA Meeting Notice and Previous Minutes

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The March Meeting of the City Island Civic Association will take place on March 27th 2012, at 7:30 p.m. at 190 Fordham Street. We welcome your input and attendance and we need your help.

TOP LANGUAGES ON EARTH

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Do you know which are the world's top languages? How many do you speak fluently?

Multilingualism is the act of using several languages, either by an individual speaker or by a group of speakers. Multilingual speakers outnumber monolingual speakers in the world's population.

Learning several languages takes time and dedication. Some reasons are practical, some aspirational, some intellectual and others sentimental, but whatever your reasons, having a clear idea of why you're learning a language can help you to communicate with more people.

Does Colonoscopy Save Lives?

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The wisdom of colonoscopy screening seems obvious. The test enables a physician to examine the lining of the entire colon and to remove small, potentially precancerous growths called polyps during the exam. As a result, it has the potential not only to detect colon cancer early, but also to prevent new cases by removing polyps. It is generally assumed that colonoscopy saves lives because the procedure is good at detecting early disease.

This Week in Her and History

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This Week in History, Oct 5 - Oct 11

Oct 05, 1947
First presidential speech on TV. On this day in 1947, President Harry Truman (1884-1972) makes the first-ever televised presidential address from the White House, asking Americans to cut back on their use of grain in order to help starving Europeans. At the time of Truman's food-conservation speech, Europe was still recovering from World War II and suffering from famine. Truman, the 33rd commander in chief, worried that if the U.S. didn't provide food aid, his administration's Marshall Plan for European economic recovery would fall apart. He asked farmers and distillers to reduce grain use and requested that the public voluntarily forgo meat on Tuesdays, eggs and poultry on Thursdays and save a slice of bread each day. The food program was short-lived, as ultimately the Marshall Plan succeeded in helping to spur economic revitalization and growth in Europe. In 1947, television was still in its infancy and the number of TV sets in U.S. homes only numbered in the thousands (by the early 1950s, millions of Americans owned TVs); most people listened to the radio for news and entertainment. However, although the majority of Americans missed Truman's TV debut, his speech signaled the start of a powerful and complex relationship between the White House and a medium that would have an enormous impact on the American presidency, from how candidates campaigned for the office to how presidents communicated with their constituents. Each of Truman's subsequent White House speeches, including his 1949 inauguration address, was televised. In 1948, Truman was the first presidential candidate to broadcast a paid political ad. Truman pioneered the White House telecast, but it was President Franklin Roosevelt who was the first president to appear on TV--from the World's Fair in New York City on April 30, 1939. FDR's speech had an extremely limited TV audience, though, airing only on receivers at the fairgrounds and at Radio City in Manhattan. First coast to coast. http://youtu.be/VYNv8nphW5o

Oct 06, 1866
First U.S. train robbery. On this day in 1866, the Reno gang carries out the first robbery of a moving train in the U.S., making off with over $10,000 from an Ohio & Mississippi train in Jackson County, Indiana. Prior to this innovation in crime, holdups had taken place only on trains sitting at stations or freight yards.

Oct 07, 2003
Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes California governor. On this day in 2003, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected governor of California, the most populous state in the nation with the world's fifth-largest economy. Despite his inexperience, Schwarzenegger came out on top in the 11-week campaign to replace Gray Davis, who had earlier become the first United States governor to be recalled by the people since 1921. Schwarzenegger was one of 135 candidates on the ballot, which included career politicians, other actors, and one adult-film star.

Oct 08, 1871
Great Chicago Fire begins. On this day in 1871, flames spark in the Chicago barn of Patrick and Catherine O'Leary, igniting a two-day blaze that kills between 200 and 300 people, destroys 17,450 buildings, leaves 100,000 homeless and causes an estimated $200 million (in 1871 dollars; $3 billion in 2007 dollars) in damages. Legend has it that a cow kicked over a lantern in the O'Leary barn and started the fire, but other theories hold that humans or even a comet may have been responsible for the event that left four square miles of the Windy City, including its business district, in ruins. Dry weather and an abundance of wooden buildings, streets and sidewalks made Chicago vulnerable to fire. The city averaged two fires per day in 1870; there were 20 fires throughout Chicago the week before the Great Fire of 1871.

Oct 09, 1967
Che Guevara is executed. On this day in 1967, socialist revolutionary and guerilla leader Che Guevara, age 39, is killed by the Bolivian army. The U.S.-military-backed Bolivian forces captured Guevara on October 8 while battling his band of guerillas in Bolivia and assassinated him the following day. His hands were cut off as proof of death and his body was buried in an unmarked grave. In 1997, Guevara's remains were found and sent back to Cuba, where they were reburied in a ceremony attended by President Fidel Castro and thousands of Cubans. Ernesto Rafael Guevara de la Serna was born to a well-off family in Argentina in 1928. While studying medicine at the University of Buenos Aires, he took time off to travel around South America on a motorcycle; during this time, he witnessed the poverty and oppression of the lower classes. He received a medical degree in 1953 and continued his travels around Latin America, becoming involved with left-wing organizations. In the mid 1950s, Guevara met up with Fidel Castro and his group of exiled revolutionaries in Mexico. Guevara played a key role in Castro's seizure of power from Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959 and later served as Castro's right-hand man after the revolution and minister of industry. Guevara strongly opposed U.S. domination in Latin America and advocated peasant-based revolutions to combat social injustice in Third World countries. Castro later described him as "an artist of revolutionary warfare." Chen resigned some say he was dismissed—from his Cuban government post in April 1965, possibly over differences with Castro about the nation’s economic and foreign policies. Guevara then disappeared from Cuba, traveled to Africa and eventually resurfaced in Bolivia, where he was killed. Following his death, Guevara achieved hero status among people around the world as a symbol of anti-imperialism and revolution. A 1960 photo taken by Alberto Korda of Guevara in a beret became iconic and has since appeared on countless posters and T-shirts. However, not everyone considers Guevara a hero: He is accused, among other things, of ordering the deaths of hundreds of people in Cuban prisons during the revolution.

Oct 10, 1985
Achille Lauro hijacking ends. The hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro reaches a dramatic climax when U.S. Navy F-14 fighters intercept an Egyptian airliner attempting to fly the Palestinian hijackers to freedom and force the jet to land at a NATO base in Sigonella, Sicily. American and Italian troops surrounded the plane, and the terrorists were taken into Italian custody.m On October 7, four heavily armed Palestinian terrorists hijacked the Achille Lauro in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Alexandria, Egypt. Some 320 crewmembers and 80 passengers, were taken hostage. Hundreds of other passengers had disembarked the cruise ship earlier that day to visit Cairo and tour the Egyptian pyramids. Identifying themselves as members of the Palestine Liberation Front--a Palestinian splinter group--the gunmen demanded the release of 50 Palestinian militants imprisoned in Israel. If their demands were not met, they threatened to blow up the ship and kill the 11 Americans on board. The next morning, they also threatened to kill the British passengers

Oct 11, 2002
Jimmy Carter wins Nobel Prize. On this day in 2002, former President Jimmy Carter wins the Nobel Peace Prize "for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development." Carter, a peanut farmer from Georgia, served one term as U.S. president between 1977 and 1981. One of his key achievements as president was mediating the peace talks between Israel and Egypt in 1978. The Nobel Committee had wanted to give Carter (1924- ) the prize that year for his efforts, along with Anwar Sadat and Menachim Begin, but was prevented from doing so by a technicality--he had not been nominated by the official deadline.

A Conversation with Muhammad Ali

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TV 50 years ago from the first episode of Pioneers, a very special documentary chronicling the history of public television, from an inaugural broadcast in 1962 to today. Enjoy rarely seen clips from groundbreaking archival programs, interviews with founders, and more. Muhammad Ali discusses his boxing career, opposition to the Vietnam War, and commitment to the Nation of Islam. THIRTEEN, the flagship station of PBS.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=G3r56hv3jCU#!

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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.