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ANOTHER SCHOOL SHOOTING

News

A Nevada middle school shooting this time, where a teacher was killed trying to protect students. Two students were injured in the shooting Monday at Sparks Middle School in Nevada. The student who opened fire fatally turned the gun on himself, according to police officials.

The two injured students were taken to a hospital in nearby Reno, Nevada. One of them is out of surgery, and the other seems to be stable.

The teacher – eighth-grade math teacher Michael Landsberry, was shot and killed while trying to protect the students at school.

NY MM CCA

News

What does this stand for? New York Medical Marijuana Compassionate Care Act. What doe is all mean?

Albany's legislative session ends on Thursday and NY lawmakers have have amended a bill that would essentially legalize medical marijuana and setting up a possible vote by the end of the week.

Bibi's Victory or Defeat?

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Benjamin Netanyahu may have won the Israeli elections, but will Obama and UN respond? Efforts leading to an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement have apparently gone out the window.

Despite the collective failure of Israelis, Palestinians and the international community to advance a political solution with the Palestinian People, global forces must now be mobilized.

In order for the world to move forward, Israel must stop constructing settlements. Meanwhile, Palestine’s increased efforts with the International Criminal Court are aimed at establishing that illegal practice.

Meet Depressed

Idea

Americans are depressed and frustrated with the state of our current political climate that has reached new lows, with leaders scrambling to persuade their nominees to stick to the issues, to abandon attacks and negative tactics which have caused low morale among the US electorate.

We realize that political campaigns and elections are not supposed to be fun, but they should always reaffirm what’s best about democracy.

WINTER WEATHER WARNING

Issue

ALERT issued. No one should enter Pelham Park, Orchard Beach, or any City Park until further notice. Heavy snow and strong wind gusts, combined with full leaves still on trees, are damaging thousands of trees in parks throughout the City. This is creating an elevated and ongoing danger of falling branches and trees. City crews are working to address the damage and will continue throughout the storm.

US CONGRESSIONAL HOLIDAZE

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It's a Happy Holidaze greetings from our Washington leadership. Congress' Christnas shopping list for this year has a little bit of everything that's important to US: Billions of Budget Dollar$, Farm Policy, Federal Reserve Chair. Jobless Benefits, Immigration Reform, Defense Spending and America's Next Federal Reserve chairman.

But do not expect this Do-Nothing Congress to accomplish any these tasks before 2014. US House and Senate members are deeply divided and the system is nearly broken.

MORE SNOW ON THE WAY

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Temperatures have been delightful since the first day of Spring, but don't get used to it just yet... Although Spring has arrived and the winter of 2014 is theoretically no longer, unfortunately the Vernal Equinox will be bringing us sleet, with temperatures expected to dip to the low 30s and more snow is being forecast for this week.

BEST US COLLEGES

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PRINCETON REVIEW'S COLLEGE RANKINGS AND "BEST 379 COLLEGES" GUIDEBOOK.

Lists Reveal Top 20 Colleges in Categories From "Great Financial Aid" and "Best Career Services" to "Best Science Facilities"

NEW YORK, August 4, 2014—According to a Princeton Review survey that asked 130,000 students at 379 top colleges to rate their schools on dozens of topics and report on their campus experiences, the college at which students reported the highest satisfaction with their financial aid awards was Pomona College CA.

NYC MAYORAL RESPONSIBILITIES?

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First he had the public advocate position, which is supposed to be the most important job in NYC city after the Mayor because according to the city charter, the public advocate succeeds the mayor if he becomes incapacitated during his term in office. What did he do for the public?

In practice the office provides is a bully pulpit for attention causing trouble. That is what apparently happened here with the publicly funded stepping stone job that allowed a run for mayor.