Jim Crow 2.0?

Submitted by ub on Fri, 04/02/2021 - 17:07
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USA Voting rights, specifically the disenfranchisement of different groups, has been a moral and political issue throughout history. American eligibility to vote is governed by the Constitution as well as by federal and state laws. Since the GOP is not willing to vote for voting rights, and if the only way to safeguard our fundamental right to vote is to blow up the filibuster, then ignore Republican taunts and just do it.

A Special Good Friday

Submitted by ub on Fri, 04/02/2021 - 10:00
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A City Island Christian man of the cloth recreated Jesus carrying the cross along the Avenue. A Special Good Friday on City Island - A Slice of NYC Paradise.

In Jerusalem, multiple places of worship were open. It was in extreme contrast to last year when the city was under lockdown. However, in neighboring Lebanon, Christians had to observe Good Friday under a lockdown while suffering an economic crisis.

Too Far Away

Submitted by ub on Fri, 04/02/2021 - 04:18
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LiV lives far away from me physically but never spiritually and is always in my heart. Just like all my family members, who I miss dearly.

I have felt the geographic distance caused as a result of my career between me and my family to live thousands of miles from my grandkids. I feel sad to live across the country from the grandkids and, therefore, see them less frequently.

As COVID has rapidly escalated, that distance between my grandkids and me might as well be another continent. For all practical purposes, I have become a long-distance grandparent.

Troubled Waters

Submitted by ub on Thu, 04/01/2021 - 11:54
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I read the news today that singer and songwriter #PaulSimon joined the trend of monetizing his old songs as an entire catalog, Simon says he sold them to Sony Music Publishing.

Paul Simon may have successfully sold his entire catalog to Sony for millions, but he will still be a historical footnote to Bob Dylan.

POTUS Huge Package

Submitted by ub on Thu, 04/01/2021 - 04:07
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President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan is the largest investment since World War II and he wants to pay for it by taxing the rich.

POTUS plans to Repair our crumbling highway system. rebuild bridges, and upgrade ports, airports, and transit centers. Rebuild clean drinking water infrastructure, a renewed electric grid, and high-speed broadband to all Americans.

NYC Cherry Blossoms

Submitted by ub on Wed, 03/31/2021 - 12:42
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The good news is that Spring Equinox started on March 20th, but in NYC it's now Spring because Cherry 🌸 Blossoms have started blooming. The bad news is that Japan is experiencing the earliest cherry blossom bloom in 1,200 years. Experts point to global climate change as the cause. Gorgeous, but depressing! 

Evergreen Moves On

Submitted by ub on Tue, 03/30/2021 - 11:12
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The evergreen container ship was finally un-stuck in the Suez Canal. The ship is so big, was if standing on its stern beside One World Trade Center in New York its bow would extend 45 feet above the top floor of our nation's tallest office tower.

And, when loaded to the max, the ship reportedly weighed as much as the former tallest offices tower in the country, Chicago's Willis originally known as Sears Tower.

Hear Ye HEAR YE

Submitted by ub on Tue, 03/30/2021 - 09:18
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Finally, we have a social media platform for good deeds. The reputations of online communities will no longer linger in the dumpster.

ChekMarc seeks to change that by encouraging people to help each other regardless of who they are and wherever they live.

A social platform that connects people one on one in a positive and private way to help each other accomplish similar goals.

Charged To The Max

Submitted by ub on Mon, 03/29/2021 - 22:31
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Seen here with possible alleged conspirators, including a notorious pedophile, Ghislaine Maxwell is charged with child sex trafficking.

Maxwell may get absolutely crushed at her trial, and it appears to be too late for her to flip. There will be no more redacted testimony and people will be identified. When prosecutors add serious charges like this, in the run-up to trial that's typically a sign that they're done waiting.   

Be Loyal To Local News

Submitted by ub on Mon, 03/29/2021 - 08:03
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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.