END THE GOP

Submitted by ub on Mon, 01/16/2023 - 15:39
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When will Republicans learn to play nice among themselves and why does the GOP go low to attack each other on the House floor?

The MAGA Republicans have hijacked our federal government with violence and economic destruction while our future outlook is going from dim to dark fast.

SELF CONTROL

Submitted by ub on Mon, 01/16/2023 - 14:21
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This First Century Greek philosopher is notable for the power of his ethical thought and for effective methods of teaching.

When Life Hurts, Stop Clinging to It | The Philosophy of Epictetus Epictetus was a Greek Stoic philosopher.

He was born into slavery at Hierapolis, Phrygia, and lived in Rome until his banishment when he went to Nicopolis in northwestern Greece for the rest of his life. His teachings were written down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses and Enchiridion.

How Have You Bean?

Submitted by ub on Mon, 01/16/2023 - 09:33

This is is a common question from native English speakers. It's asking what you have been up to and how life has been.

Perhaps you're being asked how you've been doing since the last time you saw each other. Or maybe since the last time you spoke on the phone. However, we're talking about beans

Please know that beans are good for the planet, for all of us, and for our meals. Here’s How to best cook and enjoy them.

Beans are versatile enough to play a starring or backup role in virtually every part of the meal, also.

MLK Day

Submitted by ub on Mon, 01/16/2023 - 08:32
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As Americans celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let us never forget that it is up to every one of us to stand up for our rights.

While racism still endures to this day, everyone, everywhere should stand up against racial prejudice and intolerant attitudes. Be a human rights champion and #FightRacism today and every single day.

News Media 2023

Submitted by ub on Sun, 01/15/2023 - 22:53
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Published reports are predicting newspapers will stop daily print production this year due to rising print costs and weakening of distribution networks. We may also see a further spate of venerable titles switching to an online-only model.

TV and broadcasters will be at the forefront of news layoffs as audiences are hit by fatigue and competition from streamers. More media will talk openly about a time when linear transmissions might be diminished. There will be a partial switch as an ad-based model increases the pressure further on advertising revenue.

LOVE & SEX

Submitted by ub on Sun, 01/15/2023 - 17:29
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Countdown to Valentines' Day. the Sun in Pluto connects with Neptune, Venus squares off with Uranus, and Mercury retrograde ends.

There are a few types of sex. Love, hate, bussy, pity, makeup, breakup, and drunk or under the influence of a controlled substance.

For practical purposes, we’d really recommend the differences between love and buddy sex.

Bucket List Cities

Submitted by ub on Sun, 01/15/2023 - 15:10
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Why leave the USA in any way, be it via automobile, bus, train, cruise ship, or airplane when you can enjoy an American staycation?

I live on City Island, A Slice of NYC Paradise. If you ever visit the Big Apple, it is a short subway ride away on the number six train. https://cityislandchamber.org/

Go Gigi Go

Submitted by ub on Sat, 01/14/2023 - 22:17
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This week, POTUS renominated public-interest advocate Gigi Sohn to serve on the Federal Communications Commission.

Gigi Beth Sohn is the co-founder of Public Knowledge. She previously worked for the Ford Foundation. In 2013, Tom Wheeler hired her into a senior staff position at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. She left there shortly after Donald Trump's election in 2016.

Hyper-Local News

Submitted by ub on Sat, 01/14/2023 - 20:12

Back in September of last year, The North Shore Leader broke t story when few others were covering Santos, about his “inexplicable rise” in reported net worth, from essentially nothing in 2020 to as much as $11 million two years later.

Bare Bear

Submitted by ub on Sat, 01/14/2023 - 09:00
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Why don’t bears wear socks? Because they prefer bare feet. Check out these tracks in Bartlett Cove at Glacier Bay National Park

Even in winter, always be Beary careful and aware when traveling anywhere throughout the bear country. Bears don’t follow a dress code.

If you happen upon a bear crossing the road, identify yourself by talking calmly so the bear knows you are a human and not a prey animal. Asking the bear why it’s crossing the road should suffice. If it answers, because it was the chicken’s day off, the bear has discovered dad jokes. Be careful.