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Some great news from Michigan, created by high school students.   From msn news: A Michigan high school has decided to stop crowning homecoming queens amid bullying issues.   Chelsea High School decided to stop the "outdated" tradition because of its competitive and stereotypical nature, according to a Student Council letter. The homecoming queen process often left girls feeling pitted against each other, bullied or with hurt feelings. "We don't want one of the biggest awards...
11 days ago 12 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
SURPRISE!! Its not just professional tennis. From npr: In 1967, Jocelyn Bell Burnell was a graduate student at Cambridge, working on a dissertation about strange objects in distant galaxies known as quasars. She and her supervisor, Antony Hewish, had built a radio telescope to observe them. Data from the telescope scrolled out from a machine — a line in red ink, scrawling across 96 feet of chart paper each day. As she pored over the data, she noticed something strange: "an u...
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Didn't like him as my governor. Wasn't thrilled with him as President. Now I adore him. From Yahoo News: Former President Jimmy Carter says it was never his “ambition to be rich” — and it shows in every corner of the quiet, modest life he shares with wife Rosalynn, in a $167,000 two-bedroom rancher in Georgia. Carter, 93, is the only modern president to return full-time to the house he lived in before entering politics, and the only living president who actually saves taxpaye...
25 days ago 12 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
Sometimes I just need to take a day.   I had worked all week end, yesterday i went to the beach with my Wife. Wonderful.   And today, I just took the day to have a Completely Cayce Day.   Started with 8am meditation on the High Line. It is in all its glory and a life-filled place to get in touch with your truest, deepest self.     Then breakfast at Bubby's. One of the few places this Georgia Woman can get great grits(and biscuits!).   After a little while sitting outside the...
32 days ago 7 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
I've been thinking a lot about movies lately. Gothamite John Buscarello "nominated" me on Facebook to list my "Top Ten" that I love or showed me what movies could be. Its a great exercise for me, movies are vehicles for me to get in touch with my feelings, they show me what can be done (I'm a filmmaker myself) and they often inspire. Many have impacted my life in significant ways.     Today would be Diana Sands 84th birthday. She starred in a great film, Raisin In The Sun, a...
39 days ago 5 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
On August 14, 38 years ago, Lech Wałęsa led shipyard workers in Gdansk, Poland, in a successful strike to protest the dismissal of activist worker Anna Walentinowicz.     Part of a growing campaign to gain political freedom and improve economic conditions for Poland’s labor force, the 16,000 workers secured Miss Walentinowicz’s swift reinstatement and then elected her to the workers’ committee to negotiate with the Polish authorities and shipyard management.   Let’s all rem...
46 days ago 6 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
Yesterday I had the glorious experience of spending the day in Atlantic City. There is a wonderful bunch of us who do this annually and it is a very special time to connect in a carefree atomosphere. The great thing about AC is that you can gamble in the shiny casino(s), or go to the beach to sun & swim, or go to the outlet shops and find a great deal on something you may or may not need, and eat some really good food. Originally we went to Carmine's but the last couple o...
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53 days ago 18 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
Voter Qualifications To register to vote in the City of New York, you must: Be a citizen of the United States (Includes those persons born in Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Be a New York City resident for at least 30 days. Be 18 years of age before the next election. Not be serving a jail sentence or be on parole for a felony conviction. Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court. Not claim the right to vote elsewhere (outside the City of New York). ...
60 days ago 7 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
From CNN: The investigation of the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, barbarous even in an era in which blacks in the South were subjected to untold viciousness, has been reopened based on "new information," according to a US Justice Department report to Congress. Known as "Bobo" to those who loved him, Emmett's savage murder jolted a nation, spurring it to action on civil rights. Gruesome photos of the boy's mutilated body spread across the globe, lending jarring visuals to ...
67 days ago 8 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
It is the 199th day of the year. 166 days to go. How are you spending them?   Today would be Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday. He is held in deep respect within South Africa, where he is often referred to by his Xhosa clan name, Madiba, which means "Father of the Nation." Mandela's given name was Rolihlahla, which his schoolteachers were unable to pronounce. One of them started calling him Nelson after British admiral Horatio Nelson, and the name obviously stuck. Rolihlahla, b...
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