Seven Days in August

Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/25/2021 - 08:18
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POTUS says the American military is on track to meet an announced withdrawal of USA forces by the self-imposed August 31 deadline,

I’m What I Am

Submitted by ub on Tue, 08/24/2021 - 12:25

I was born in Cuba the most beautiful Caribbean island on planet earth. Today I still live in one, City Island - A Slice of NYC Paradise.

COVID19 Hurt Local News

Submitted by ub on Tue, 08/24/2021 - 10:12
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Nearly one hundred USA local newsrooms have been shut down and closed, not for good, but for bad during the global pandemic.

As someone who not only believes in the crucial need for local news and has devoted years of my life building and working in local newsrooms, it is devastating to have to report that COVID is destroying local news.

COVID Turning Point

Submitted by ub on Tue, 08/24/2021 - 09:26
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The FDA has finally approved the Pfizer vaccine, but keep in mind that it took no money from Operation Warped Speed. 

Therefore Trump, nor his administration deserves any credit for it. This great nation is surviving despite the Republican propaganda about the freedom to spread the virus. And hopefully, The GOP will never again get close to the levers of power in this country, so help us, God.

We Love New York

Submitted by ub on Tue, 08/24/2021 - 08:05
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Over eight million New Yorkers live, work, and play here.

New York City is where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Manhattan island is densely populated and among the world’s major commercial, financial and cultural centers.

The National Press Club

Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/23/2021 - 14:22
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Leading U.S. journalists are speaking out against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s unacceptable campaign of repression against La Prensa, the country’s only independent print newspaper. The National Press Club says...

Bye bye, So long, Farewell

Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/23/2021 - 13:35
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Ciao before his sex harassment scandal-forced resignation takes effect tonight at midnight.

The second-generation member of a NY political dynasty catapulted into the national spotlight as a hero in the early days of the pandemic, as a result of his daily #COVID briefings must-see TV. No other USA politician has so expeditiously plunged from hero to zero on such a public stage.

Political Refugees Unite

Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/23/2021 - 09:17
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The empathy many political refugees from Cuba, Vietnam, and other Americans feel toward Afghan refugees evokes them to action.

The political refugees cry for freedom acknowledging that t is a jungle out there. As a child of parents who left everything behind for freedom, liberty, and to participate in the American democratic process, I feel for any and all fellow refugees who find themselves in a similar predicament. The images online are alarming, but we can't verify all of them. 

RIP: Don Everly

Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/22/2021 - 22:08
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It has been succinctly said that an antithesis to sibling rivalry in musical terms, is brotherly, sisterly, or Everly Harmony.

The Andrew Sisters had it. So do The Soto Brothers. Last but not least, The Everly Brothers. Their songs shaped many musical ambitions, including mine.

RIP: Don Everly, one-half of the pioneering Everly Brothers whose harmony hits pleased a generation of rock ‘n’ rollers.

Henri Leaves New York City

Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/22/2021 - 16:07
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According to https://www.weather.gov/ Henri spared NYC but caused record rainfall as a massive downpour fell on Central Park.