Tank Man Scam

Submitted by ub on Sat, 06/05/2021 - 07:45

Oops. Microsoft's Bing blocked—accidentally, it says—content in the U.S. deemed politically sensitive to Beijing on the June 4 anniversary of Tiananmen Square.

In particular, USA image searches for the “Tank Man” turned up nothing. Tank Man also known as the Unknown Protester and Unknown Rebel is the nickname of an unidentified Chinese man who stood in front of a column of tanks leaving Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989, the day after the military had suppressed the Tiananmen Square protests.

Journalism on The Ropes

Submitted by ub on Fri, 06/04/2021 - 23:16

Local news is becoming more difficult to find and the unfortunate outcome is that it keeps hurting our fragile American democracy.

The world needs more local news and less individual views.Two decades ago, I accepted a gracious offer from one of America’s wealthiest businessman. Chuck Dolan hired me to build, recruit, train and launch News 12 The Bronx. It was originally supposed to be as local as local news can get. We applied the term hyper local. https://bronx.news12.com/

The Bush Black Sheep?

Submitted by ub on Thu, 06/03/2021 - 16:09

Allow me to begin by saying that I worked for President HW Bush and it appears to me that he would be shocked by the following.

I am not a #Republican, I have no political affiliation but in terms of the Bush #GOP dynasty and the expanded family tree, George P. Bush is the son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, the nephew of former President George W. Bush, and the grandson of my former boss US president George H.W. Bush, and the great grandson of Senator Prescott Bush.

Laugh Out Loud

Submitted by ub on Thu, 06/03/2021 - 10:28

What makes a comedy real funny? Something that floats on the changing tides of time and taste, remaining relevant and hilarious?

It probably takes more than slapstick, like a pie in the face. We don’t have the answer, but with a partial list assembling some of the best comedies ever made, we’re getting closer to laugh-out-loud enlightenment than humanly thought possible. We’re talking about melting minds, splitting sides, and slapping knees, folks.

The Iron Horse

Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/02/2021 - 23:41

Henry Louis Gehrig was an American Superstar and a professional baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. 

Loser Donald

Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/02/2021 - 12:59

His progressively irresponsible delusional election claims may continue to grow more intense as he comes closer to an indictedment.


Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/02/2021 - 08:16

Americans are getting gaslighted by Republicans on voting legislation and #WeThePeople need to wake up and smell that treason.

The real steal may be where The Grand Old Party plans to be in a couple of years if #USA Democracy evolves into #GOP fascism and we lose our liberty. The American people must never give Hate and Fascism a safe harbor.

Political Stars

Submitted by ub on Tue, 06/01/2021 - 23:32

One of the reasons why Astrology was suppressed in the 17/18/19 century was because it was being used for political purposes and eventually found itself on the loosing side.  People were threatened and just wanted to get rid of it. Science at that time, was on the rise. It was easy to label it as superstitious nonsense.

Women like #AOC are now serving with larger numbers in American politics and government today than ever before. 

Positive Energy

Submitted by ub on Tue, 06/01/2021 - 09:22

The best way to practice serenity dealing with social anxiety is to adopt the 3 D of Optimism as a lifestyle and adapt to daily realities.

Associated Press Heroes

Submitted by ub on Mon, 05/31/2021 - 17:55

In 1846, five New York City newspapers funded a pony express route through Alabama to bring news of the Mexican War north faster than the U.S. Post Office could deliver it. And The Associated Press was born.

The AP was the first private sector organization in the U.S. to operate on a national scale. Over the past 175 years, it has been the first to inform the world of many of history's most important moments, from the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the fall of the Shah of Iran and the death of Pope John Paul.