We Need Our Wetlands

Submitted by ub on Fri, 06/15/2018 - 08:43

Wetlands are valuable ecosystems that can slow erosion, prevent flooding by retaining storm waters, filter and decompose pollutants, and slow global warming by converting carbon dioxide into oxygen at a prodigious rate.

Wetlands are protected under the Clean Water Act. These are vital to the nation's water quality. Their dense vegetation helps filter out toxins as water flows through. Wetlands provide key fish and bird habitat and protect coastal land from hurricanes.

Alcohol Kills Every 10 Seconds

Submitted by ub on Thu, 06/14/2018 - 22:22

Alcohol consumption was responsible for 3.3 million deaths worldwide, according to The World Health Organization

Worldwide, 3.3 million deaths in 2012 were due to harmful use of alcohol, says a new report launched by WHO today. Alcohol consumption can not only lead to dependence but also increases people’s risk of developing more than 200 diseases including liver cirrhosis and some cancers. In addition, harmful drinking can lead to violence and injuries.

USA For Sale?

Submitted by ub on Thu, 06/14/2018 - 06:27

Is the USA for sale, or has it already been sold right from under our eyes? As the resistance to POTUS continues to grow in communities across America, hundreds of thousands of people have protested Trump’s cutting the rights of many and more wil most likely continue demonstrating in cities across the nation.

Moreover, the resistance has reached the halls of Congress after Trump uses his jaw Mussolini-style, claiming that a new vision will govern our land called America first, but is it really more like Trump first?

North America World Cup

Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/13/2018 - 09:16

FIFA votes to play 2026 World Cup in North America over Moroccan bid. Matches will be held in U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

This is a huge announcement, which means it’s the first time North America will host one of the world’s largest sporting event.
Mexico will become the one and only nation to host the FIFA World Cup for the third time ?? Que Viva Mexico.

Civility Checks and Balances

Submitted by ub on Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:07

Award-winning superstars don't need to use profanity while speaking truth to power. If my Tocayo Robert Anthony De Niro Jr., who is also a producer, and director, or anyone else wants to make a personal comment about the sad state of affairs in our political discourse, they should register between now and November 2018 and then make sure they VOTE.

George HW Bush Birthday

Submitted by ub on Tue, 06/12/2018 - 09:25

President George HW Bush becomes the first US elected leader to reach 94 years old. Happy Birthday Mr. President. I had the honor and pleasure of serving as a GM 15-10 in the Bush administration until he left office. Last Summer, I traveled to Kennebunkport, Maine to the Bush home, but his now late wife Barbara was already in ill health.

The Real USA Allies

Submitted by ub on Tue, 06/12/2018 - 06:51

We The People of The United States of America have long relied on a group of close allies, along with formal diplomatic relations with most UN member states except for Bhutan, Iran, North Korea, and Syria. That was then, but @realDonaldTrump has now changed all of this. Where is our system of checks and balances?

Why is it that longtime allies and trading partners like Canada, Great Britain, Germany, France, Mexico and South Korea have been pushed aside for North Korea, Russia, and China?


Submitted by ub on Mon, 06/11/2018 - 13:49

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Community Service

Submitted by ub on Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:28

My nephew Daniel lives and studies at Baruch High School in Manhattan. He is the only son of Senior Nikkei correspondent Momoe Ban Braveman, my kissing cousin. This weekend Daniel and I were volunteering in and around City Island, The Bronx.

Trump says he’s meeting Kim Jong Un this week to win “complete, verifiable and irreversible” denuclearization of North Korea.

Our community public service took us double-digit hours and included clean up activities, gardening, inside, around and outside these assorted places.