Cities

Be Loyal To Local News
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ub Mon, 03/29/2021 - 08:03

The Northeast News in Kansas City sent a powerful message by running a blank front page and asking readers to consider a future without a local news source. 

The message was loud and clearly sent that Democracy not only dies in darkness but also if local news is allowed to diminish.

NYC Islands Are Back
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ub Sat, 03/27/2021 - 19:24

‘The future is looking brighter than ever as a tale of two cities is returning after a year-long agony of dormant pandemic hibernation.

The pandemic has given us a year of lousy sleep, insomnia and the desire to visit friends and relatives, but all of this is changing.

The USA Needs Border Parole

Submitted by ub on Wed, 03/24/2021 - 11:09
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The USA border has always attracted folks like me from all over the world. Immigration is a worldwide dilemma where everyone on earth apparently wants to come to America. 

As the youngest sibling of a professional Cuban-American couple, I always felt most likely to succeed as well as to exceed.  “there’s no way I can single-handedly save the world or, perhaps, even make a perceptible difference - but how ashamed I would be to let a day pass without making one more effort.” - Isaac Asimov

Coastal Flooding Exposure
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ub Wed, 03/10/2021 - 10:30

An alarming global analysis of subsidence, relative sea-level change, and coastal flood exposure report has been released.

Climate-induced sea-level rise and vertical land movements, including natural and human-induced subsidence in sedimentary coastal lowlands, combine to change relative sea levels around the world’s coasts. Although this affects local rates of sea-level rise, assessments of the coastal impacts of subsidence are lacking on a global scale.

Dangerous Attractions
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ub Wed, 02/24/2021 - 11:39

Bonnie and Clyde were an unstoppable team. The ragtag bank robber duo were inspiring legends everywhere they went.

Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Champion Barrow were lovers who traveled the Central United States with their gang during the Great Depression. They were known for their bank robberies, although they also robbed small stores and rural businesses.

This image of their romantic embrace makes it clear why so many people were attracted to their story. Even if they were hardened criminals, you wanted to root for their passion.

Negligent Ecocide ub Fri, 02/19/2021 - 14:10

Ecology is a branch of biology concerning the spatial and temporal patterns of the distribution and abundance of organisms, including the causes and consequences. Topics of interest include the biodiversity, distribution, biomass, and populations of organisms, as well as cooperation and competition within and between species. 

A United Nations report has set off alarms about the health of our planet and mandates a radical shift in the destruction of mankind.

Happy Again

Submitted by ub on Sat, 02/06/2021 - 04:58
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Jumping Jack reached out to #CityImages saying that he almost forgot what the inside of a bar looks like and decided to celebrate.

After waiting a week following his 2nd shot, jab, or #COVID vaccine prick, Jumping Jack decided it was time to have a shout down at the local Irish 31 Pub. He also happens to be a second-generation BARISTA, but we're not referring to the neighborhood coffee house. A barista is now a person whose job involves preparing and serving different types of coffee.

USA Storm Warnings

Submitted by ub on Sat, 01/30/2021 - 20:00
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A complex winter storm will start today in the Midwest with heavy snow from the Upper Mississippi Valley to the Ohio Valley, including the Chicago metro area. On Sunday, the snow and wintry mix will spread into the Mid-Atlantic region before a potential Nor'easter intensifies and significantly impacts portions of the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and New England on Monday and Tuesday.

Love Liberty Labor
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ub Tue, 12/29/2020 - 10:20

What makes Love, Liberty, and Labor extremely important to all of us? These three make all the difference in the world for everyone.

As we look forward, and looking back, comparing to life in 1921, the similarities are amazing. A century ago, earth was pounded by a global pandemic; people around the world were starving, and there was a new #USA president being sworn in.