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Where's Rudolph?

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New York City Parks Department is conducting an aerial survey for deer over The Bronx tonight.

DIGITAL DEMOCRACY

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Seasons Greetings from City Images, which supports Digital Democracy for our planet. We don't need worthless politicians. Public servants do nothing to benefit the people and bow to special interests.

http://www.digital-democracy.org/

Lets promote Digital Democracy through the digital platform designed for the people. The Internet revolution must be the catalyst to collapse old political hierarchies. http://www.opensecrets.org/

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Merry Christmas From City Images

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On this 240th birthday year of one of our favorite poets, we present to you...
Christmas Trees By:Robert Frost, 1874 - 1963 A Christmas Circular Letter

The city had withdrawn into itself
And left at last the country to the country;
When between whirls of snow not come to lie
And whirls of foliage not yet laid, there drove
A stranger to our yard, who looked the city,
Yet did in country fashion in that there
He sat and waited till he drew us out
A-buttoning coats to ask him who he was.
He proved to be the city come again
To look for something it had left behind
And could not do without and keep its Christmas.
He asked if I would sell my Christmas trees;
My woods—the young fir balsams like a place
Where houses all are churches and have spires.
I hadn’t thought of them as Christmas Trees.
I doubt if I was tempted for a moment
To sell them off their feet to go in cars
And leave the slope behind the house all bare,
Where the sun shines now no warmer than the moon.
I’d hate to have them know it if I was.
Yet more I’d hate to hold my trees except
As others hold theirs or refuse for them,
Beyond the time of profitable growth,
The trial by market everything must come to.
I dallied so much with the thought of selling.
Then whether from mistaken courtesy
And fear of seeming short of speech, or whether
From hope of hearing good of what was mine,
I said, “There aren’t enough to be worth while.”

“I could soon tell how many they would cut,
You let me look them over.”

“You could look.
But don’t expect I’m going to let you have them.”
Pasture they spring in, some in clumps too close
That lop each other of boughs, but not a few
Quite solitary and having equal boughs
All round and round. The latter he nodded “Yes” to,
Or paused to say beneath some lovelier one,
With a buyer’s moderation, “That would do.”
I thought so too, but wasn’t there to say so.
We climbed the pasture on the south, crossed over,
And came down on the north.

He said, “A thousand.”

“A thousand Christmas trees!—at what apiece?”

He felt some need of softening that to me:
“A thousand trees would come to thirty dollars.”

Then I was certain I had never meant
To let him have them. Never show surprise!
But thirty dollars seemed so small beside
The extent of pasture I should strip, three cents
(For that was all they figured out apiece),
Three cents so small beside the dollar friends
I should be writing to within the hour
Would pay in cities for good trees like those,
Regular vestry-trees whole Sunday Schools
Could hang enough on to pick off enough.
A thousand Christmas trees I didn’t know I had!
Worth three cents more to give away than sell,
As may be shown by a simple calculation.
Too bad I couldn’t lay one in a letter.
I can’t help wishing I could send you one,
In wishing you herewith a Merry Christmas.

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Soggy Christmas Eve Forecast

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Weather forecasters are not predicting a jolly time this Christmas. A Christmas Eve storm is expected to bring plenty of rain and winds. Santa Claus may find the roads slippery and will need waterproof boots in the NYC area on Christmas Eve. A storm with heavy rain and gusty winds is expected to whip through the area Wednesday, making holiday travel soggy and stressful.

Starting Saturday, there will be a slight chance of rain and snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Northeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Medical Marijuana Rolling Along

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At today's medical marijuana meeting and press conference, including City Images New York officials proposed regulations for the State’s medical marijuana program as required by the Compassionate Care Act. The proposed regulations are an important step toward making medical marijuana a treatment option in New York for individuals suffering from one of the debilitating diseases outlined in the Act. These regulations provide a comprehensive structure that will govern all aspects of the medical marijuana program in New York State.

Hasta La Vista, Habana

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After more than 50 years of cold war the US and Cuba are warming up and agreed to have relations.... The diplomatic kind.

US is going to lift restrictions on banking and travel. Those restrictions date all the way back to when Fidel Castro took power in Cuba during the Cold War. Obama used executive authority to dial back restrictions, but it’s still up to Congress to give the OK to lift the whole embargo.

NY New Years Eve Clebration

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NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is inviting New Yorkers to an Open House at the Executive Mansion on Wednesday, December 31 to celebrate the New Year. All adults over the age of 16 wishing to attend must have a ticket. Individuals who receive tickets will be allowed to bring one guest and any underage children from their household – children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets to the Open House are required and space is limited.

New Yorkers wishing to attend should visit the Governor's website to register: https://www.governor.ny.gov/content/executive-mansion-open-house.

US: Cuba Si, Castro?

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Maryland Representative Chris Van Hollen returned from Cuba with Alan Gross and a new US strategy of engagement with Cuba:

For over 50 years, US officials have tried to bring about positive change and reform in Cuba by attempting to isolate the island nation. It is clear that policy has been a miserable failure. Over the last five decades, the Castro brothers have outlasted over eight American presidents and very little has changed. The oft-cited definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

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