City Island Boondoggle?

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Two years ago, NYC DOT opened a temporary bridge to serve as a connector to and from City Island. As work began to replace we wondered if the long-standing permanent bridge would actually be replaced with a new, state of the art structure? Can today's ceremony of the new City Island Bridge be the calm before the storm? Could this also happen here? https://youtu.be/cH3Cz6g2Gz4

SPORTS WEEKEND

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Besides watching and waiting for another shoe, or two to drop in the political arena, it's the most wonderful time of the year for sports fans. This weekend offers The World Series, key NFL, and College Football showdowns.

The LA Dodgers face a task this evening in the World Series of baseball and a tough place for opponents to win.

Also, a game where No. 6-ranked Ohio State hosts No. 2 Penn State. Then, on Sunday, the NFL reaches its Week 8 Midway. Which teams might emerge victoriously?

USA Constitutional Crisis?

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Long-standing news rules require that journalists wait for two separate sources, but Reuters and CNN are now reporting that charges have been approved in the Robert Mueller Russia investigation.

These reports state that first charges have been filed in the Russia probe with arrests expected, but it is not yet known who is charged?

First charges filed in Mueller investigation @CNNPolitics http://cnn.it/2zVOHzZ

U.S. judge extends deadline for bank records of firm behind Trump dossier https://reut.rs/2ySlzJS

Don't Be Rushing US

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What is the reason for the Trump administration's tiny steps toward imposing sanctions targeting Moscow under a new US law by sending Congress a list of entities linked to the defense and intelligence arms of the Russian government?

It is the world’s largest nation, and perhaps POTUS has a vision many Americans have yet to see, like the fact that Russian borders European and Asian countries as well as the Pacific and Arctic oceans. Its landscape ranges from tundra and forests to subtropical beaches.

JFK Secret Files

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POTUS35 John F Kennedy was President of the United States from January 1961 until his shocking and mysterious assassination in November 1963. Was it Cubans, Russians, or something more sinister?

President Kennedy Welcomes Liberated Prisoners From Cuba (1963) https://youtu.be/s9rqneh0NwM
December 29, 1962 - Jacqueline Kennedy's full speech in Spanish... https://youtu.be/72z2025GyBE

A Tangled Web

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O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive! I know, there is a typo here and the phrase can be considered grammatically incorrect, but it was penned this way by Walter Scott - Author of Ivanhoe.

When anyone tries to deceive another, by lying or making up stories, they will make a mess of the deception. Once you tell a lie, then you will have to make up more lies to support the first lie, and then, even more, lies to support the other lies, and in the end, you have a messy situation.

Stop the Presses

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Anybody who tells you they know what the news business will look like years from now is either lying or delusional. Newsweek, once one the world's largest and best known publications, dropped the print side of the business to online.

But what was supposed to be a decisive step into the 21st Century turned into a cautionary tale. The popular wisdom that online is the future hasn't been realized. It's just some business models don't work anymore. Now the bane of modern newspapers has become aggregator sites like The Huffington Post, which make money from other people's content. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/

And once everything has been made free it is very hard to turn back the tide. There is a serious danger with free content and content aggregation sites like Dose Of News #DONews which have changed how people interact with content.

Digital companies like Buzzfeed Can You Name 100 Countries In Seven Minutes? https://www.buzzfeed.com/robinedds/can-you-name-100-countries-in-seven-m...
think they've found the future in their social news revolution.

RIP Fats Domino

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Aint that a shame? Fats Domino is dead at 89. Antoine "Fats" Domino, Jr. was a pianist and singer-songwriter of Louisiana Creole boogie. He recorded 35 hits in the US Billboard Top 40, and five of his pre-1955 records sold more than a million gold records. As a teenager at 14, Domino was already performing live in New Orleans bars.

Rock 'N' Roll Legend Fats Domino Dies At 89: Beloved Rock & Roll Hall Of... https://youtu.be/s0RHwwrh7pw

Antoine 'Fats' Domino Jr. dies at 89 https://youtu.be/-j75b21FqkM

Remembering iconic New Orleans musician Fats Domino https://youtu.be/E_FTUjZWMFQ

GOP Without a Paddle

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The phrase came from England's Haslar Creek in Portsmouth harbor a 'salt' creek. Nowadays it applies to the Potomac River and the swamp on Capitol Hill. It is also the origin of 'up shit creek'. Without a paddle this would be hopeless, hence the phrase 'up the creek without a paddle' to mean being trapped, stuck or in trouble.

Demand Answers

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If safety is supposed to be a top priority with everyone involved in road and bridge-building, then why will thousands of residents and thousands more visitors to City Island, a slice of NYC paradise and a small waterfront community on the northeastern tip of the Bronx will have to cross a new bridge without any safety pedestrian protective rails on either side?

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