GPS / Greatest Political Speech

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Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met here on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of it as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

NY Ecology Warrior

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Col. George E. Waring, Jr. was an American sanitary engineer and civic reformer. He was an early American designer and advocate of sewer systems that keep domestic sewage separate from storm runoff.
Trained in agricultural chemistry, he began to lecture on agricultural science. In 1855, he took charge of Horace Greeley's farm at Chappaqua, New York.

The Best in Human Spirit

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The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

"Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she

With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

HAPPY B DAY BOOB TUBE

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The Commercial TV, aka BooB Tube was conceived on July 1. It was 70 years ago on July 1, 1941 that the first commercial TV station started broadcasting, turning a novelty into a business. 70 years later, and we have hundreds of channels, featuring news, sports, reality shows and dramas, far beyond what anyone could have imagined in 1941.

The first two stations were here in NYC. WNBT (now known as WNBC) and WCBW (now known as WCBS).

My 3 Granddaughters. Elena, Chloe and Sophia

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Elena, Chloe and Sophia;

I Miss all three of you more than you will ever know... I send all my love and kisses to each one of you.

My Wish is For You to be Happy and I Thank God For All of You Because I truly Enjoy Sharing Time With You.

To the sweetest gals I will ever know
You're the most delightful ladies in all of the land
May each day, today and every day be happy and grand!

I Love You All Very Much!

GB

Celebrate Your Online Content Independence

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Attention citizen journalists, writers and anyone else who wishes to offer insights, letters, or share opinions.

City Island Images welcomes pioneers, trailblazers and everyone who wants to move froward and exercise their independence by transforming freedom of speech, along with your individual thoughts, words and expressions.

Please enhance this 24/7 constantly evolving news and information content sharing and delivery system.

By participating in City Island Images, you can now share content on this site, as it is totally interactive.

Weeklong Rally Lifts Index

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Happy Market Independence Week

American stock markets wrapped up one of their strongest weeks in two years with further gains on Friday, erasing their losses from earlier in June.

An unexpected upturn in manufacturing and easing of concerns about a public-debt default in Greece were the driving forces.

The Dow industrial closed on Friday at 12,582.77, a gain of 1.36 percent for the day and 5.4 percent for the week, in preliminary figures. The broader S&P 500 did much better, gaining 1.44% on Friday and 6% for the week.

CANDLE CAUSES CATASTROPHE

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NYFD has released the findings of their investigation, which indicates that a candle was responsible for the Bronx fire killing a 12 year old boy and his parents, back in April 24. Fire marshals say that blaze was an accident.

Although the building was in foreclosure and it's ownership is under dispute, the case led NYC officials to crack down on illegally subdivided buildings.

SWINGIN THE NIGHT AWAY

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There are a few places in NYC where one can watch dancers perform. But at Midsummer Night Swing - Happening until July 16, these roles are reversed, and it’s you who is doing all the dancing.

he annual event transforms Lincoln Center into an open-air dance studio. Big-name and local bands perform nightly, playing swing and salsa to tango and disco, and everyone’s invited to boogie.

The lively summer festival is as much about participating as it is about performing, with free dance classes and sessions taught by local instructors.

BRONX RIVER RAMBLE

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Bronx River Battleground - Saturday, July 9th 10 am - 12 noon

Meet at the entrance of the White Plains Metro North Station at Hamilton Avenue.

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