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June 24, 2022 With the Supreme Court Ruling overturning the controversial 1973 Roe vs Wade abortion ruling, there concern that some of the radical, more unhinged members of the public may riot and even cause property destruction of property and possibly person. Cities across the USA are beefing up police presence, particularly around churches and anti-abortion women's help centers.

June 24, 2022 The the United States Supreme Court ruling overturning the controversial 1973 Roe vs Wade abortion ruling, there is now speculation that controversial issues such as same sex marriage, may also be reconsidered and in fact, Supreme Court Justice, Clarence Thomas wrote separate from the ruling that these other issues should be revisited.

SPECIAL Breaking News: June 24, 2022 12 Noon. The United States Supreme Court has overturned the highly controversial, 1973 Roe vs Wade abortion ruling, thus each local jurisdiction including the 50 U.S. States, as well as U.S. Territories such as Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, now have the right to ban or permit abortion. As it stands at the moment, 26 states have laws banning or limiting abortion. Abortion has been a highly controversial and divisive issue since 1973, with the majority of people around the country against abortion, though in liberal city's, abortion was touted as an automatic woman's right. Men did not have any rights regarding this issue, since the concept for women was "my body, my choice". This notion of "my body, my choice" apparently does not apply to forced vaccinations of all types for work, schools, and other areas.

June 23, 2022 The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. Constitution protects the right to carry a gun outside of the home and this has struck down a New York law that has been in force since 1913. The recent school shooting in Texas and the inaction of the local Uvalde Texas police to stop the shooting, underscores the need for citizens to be able to protect themselves, their loved ones and their property.

June 23, 2022 The Uvalde Texas police chief was suspended after weeks of people calling for action to be taken after the Uvalde school shooting that left 21 people dead.

June 23, 2022 The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a California ban on semiautomatic gun sales to those under 21 years old.

June 22, 2022 Afghanistan is hit by major earthquake. Hundreds feared dead.

June 21, 2022 Moscow. Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev claimed that Western NGO's were plotting to turn the Kaliningrad into some sort of German autonomy region.

June 21, 2022 Lithuania has expanded the blockade to Kaliningrad, effecting both road traffic and railway traffic. Lithuania, as well as the major western powers in 1991, guaranteed in a treaty that Russia would always unencumbered access from the Russian mainland to the unattached Kaliningrad. Obviously this agreement is no longer being kept. Many people speculate that this could lead to a Europe wide war with the potential of this provocation being the seed for a potential third world war.

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June 21, 2022 New York, NY Bryant Park The park is packed on this warm, beautiful day.

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June 21, 2022 New York, NY Bryant Park The merry-go-round and live classical music made the day.

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The New York Public library, back in full swing. The rainbow is mentioned in Genesis and was said to be a type of peace between God and humans after the Biblical flood. Today this flag has a very different representation.

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June 20, 2022 East River, NYC This gentleman is on a stand up board. In a few hours, the water will be flowing at 4 miles per hour and probably be too rough for this type of craft.

June 20, 2022 New York City A taxi jumped the curb after a bicycle hit the taxis and the driver apparently lost control, injuring 6 people, 3 critically. A large group of about 20 people lifted the taxi off of the trapped, injured people.

June 19, 2022 Rome The Pope has postponed his planned trip to Africa with some people speculating that the 86 year old pope is about to resign.

June 19, 2022 Many people are awaiting a soon to be announced ruling regarding abortion. The assumption is that the courts will overturn the highly controversial 1973 Roe vs Wade supreme court decision that allowed abortion to be performed throughout the country. It Roe vs Wade is overturned, the belief is that abortion will become an issue for the states. It is believed that 26 states will forbid abortion, if this happens. However it is also possible that either through this ruling or a subsequent court case, that all abortions can become illegal. So far, all is speculation.

June 19, 2022 Budapest Hungary. Lia Thomas, the man who is said to have transitioned into a woman, was banned from competing in global swimming competitions by the world swimming governing body FINA today.

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Harriman State Park is a beautiful treasure, being only 30 miles away from NYC.

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Harriman Park offers hiking, lakes, and simply wonderful out door life.

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Madison Square Garden draped in rainbow colors.

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This unique art invention called the "Steel Man Max" by the two twin Ericson brothers allows a very skilled artist to paint a panorama, over several days, in vertical slivers.

June 18, 2022 Lithuania has partially closed the rail and truck rout from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad claiming that it was just following orders from the EU and American embargo to and from Russia. Many speculate that this action could lead to a wider war in Europe. Lithuania is a NATO member.

June 17, 2022 The stock market has dropped dramatically, losing over 15% of it's value from January 1, over the past week.

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 The "Steel Man Max" in use in Brooklyn Bridge Park, next to the East River.

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Gasoline is sky high, even in New Jersey.

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Diesel fuel, the energy source for most trucks, farm equipment, factories and even power plants has hit $7.00 per gallon. Perhaps 25 to 40% is city, state and federal tax. Once can assume that this will be a disaster for the economy and push even higher inflation.

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The Manhattan Bridge is being renovated, slowly but surely.

June 12, 2022 The U.S. Department of Defense admitted that there were 46 military biolabs in the Ukraine.

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Graffiti, once the symbol of a decaying city, is now rarely seen. This graffiti building is seen just north of the Manhattan Bridge. Perhaps one day, this symbol of decay will be a protected landmark! How times change.

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With the way things are going with the Russian - Ukrainian war, it is possible that everyone will need this unique, mobile home-truck...to escape!

June 10, 2022 Three captured foreign mercenary fighters were sentenced to death for their military activities in the Russian speaking area of the Ukraine.

June 10, 2022 European natural gas prices has increased by 40%. It would seem that the economic sanctions against Russia are also hurting western Europe.

June 9, 2022 Norway is claiming that their NH Helicopters are unreliable and is demanding a $500 million dollar refund.

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Brighten Beach Brooklyn on a warm sunny afternoon.

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Brighten Beach. In the background is the famous Parachute ride, believed to have been built in the late 1920's, early 1930's. During World War II, this ride was used to train U.S. soldiers to parachute!

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The original famous Nathan's hotdog (and more) stand.

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A horse drawn carriage in central park. There was a certain luxury in the 19th century, to be in these carriages. From a technical point of view, the carriage is far more complex than it might seem.

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The annual Greek Parade going up Fifth Avenue, from 59 Street. The parade is one of the largest in the city and lasted for hours.

June 9, 2022 San Francisco district attorney Chesa Boudin, was voted out of office in a special referendum. Mr. Boudin's parents are convicted Weather Underground terrorists, who where active from the early 1970's to the early 1980's.

June 7, 2022 Major crime in Manhattan is up by 43.2% since January of this year.

June 7, 2022 Russia has charged Ukrainian Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Plotnikov of war crimes for alleged cruel treatment of civilians and the use of prohibited methods or warfare.

June 7, 2022 In a speech today, President Biden stated that gasoline and food prices will not be going down.

June 5, 2022 New York City. Two days ago, a protest broke out at the People's Forum Book Store, after they were asked to produce their vaccination card in order to enter. Apparently private businesses can ask to see a person's medical records in order to have service.

June 4, 2022 It would seem that the embargo of products to and from Russia has backfired. The Russian Ruble was trading at around 80 Rubles to a dollar before the February 24 invasion started. It had been assumed that the Ruble would drop to 200 to 300 Ruble's to a dollar, as a result of the embargo, however the Ruble has increased in value and is now trading at about 60 Ruble's to a dollar.

June 3, 2022 President Biden said that the Ukraine may have to give up some land in a negotiated settlement.

June 3, 2022 "Saber rattling" and talk of an expanded war continues regarding the Russian-Ukrainian war. The Ukraine is asking Germany for submarines and a U.S. General has stated that the United States should send fighter jets to the Ukraine. Most people consider this provocative to Russia. One has to wonder how long Russia can be poked before it takes retaliatory action.

June 2, 2022 A Russian senator, Frants Klintsevich said on Russian TV that Russia should have missile attacks on American military bases in Europe.

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The Annual Concourse de Elegance exotic car show in Greenwich Connecticut. For some reason, the show has lost some of its luster, with far fewer exotic vehicles, than in previous years.

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An unusual single person, enclosed, 3 wheeled vehicle.

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A mid 1970's Ferrari 308.

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The famous Lamborghini Miura that was manufactured from 1966 to 1970. It had a 12 cylinder, mid engine capable of going up to 186mph/300km per hour. It was only 42 inches high!

 

June 2, 2022 New York legislature passed a bill to investigate pro-life pregnancy centers. Pro life pregnancy centers encourage women to avoid abortion, when the woman is faced with an unexpected pregnancy.

June 2, 2022 In a surprise move, Sweden has promised the Ukraine to supply them with anti-ship missiles. For over 70 years, Sweden has been neutral and has avoided wars, but clearly this is no longer the case. One might presume that this action will escalate the potential for a broader war.

June 2, 2022 It has been alleged that Ukrainian banks in Melitopol took the pension money from Ukrainian workers, when the banks fled the city.

June 2, 2022 The Untied Nations has requested that the G20 stop using coal and develop non hydrocarbon forms of energy. Presently, there has been a dramatic increase in the cost of electricity, gasoline and natural gas. Prices today are about 50% greater than they were in January, 2022. One might assume that if coal was to be abandoned, that those prices would continue to rise.

June 2, 2022 Many economists and logistic specialists feel that Europe and other parts of the world will experience significant shortfall of petroleum products including gasoline, heating oil, natural gas, fertilizer, plastics and other products that depend on petroleum.

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Some individual risked their life by climbing on this billboard structure and placed a ridiculous political piece stating to abandon and reforest roads. This thinking underscores a general collapse in the standard of living. Perhaps this person uses a skateboard in stead of an automobile.

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The Long Island Museum, located at 1200 Route 25A in Stoney Brook, Long Island, NY is world class.

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The museum grounds are beautiful and the museum consists of seven buildings over a number of acres of land.

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The Long Island Museum consists of primarily Americana art, with a focus on artists from New York and in the region.

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One curious historic graphics, representing the 1700th century shows a dog powered butter making machine.

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One of the buildings is a cute 19th century school house. Primary subjects include reading, writing, penmanship, geography, history, mathematics and also included morality, and good citizenship. Students studied six day s a week, from noon till 4pm, Summer, and winter. The spring was used by families to plant and school started at noon so that children could help at home in the mornings.

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The Long Island Museum also has a truly amazing horse drawn carriage museum consisting of over 200 carriages, from as early as 1700 to as late as 1920.

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Few people today realize how luxurious the carriages were, and in fact, arguably, much more luxurious and spacious than the latest luxury car of today.

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Carriages were primarily owned by wealthier people. The largest carriages had coachman and attendants.

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This is a gypsy caravan

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In the 1890's, there was speculation as to what method of propulsion would eventually take over; horse powered, steam powered, electric powered or hydrocarbon/gasoline powered. Today, most western countries refer to gasoline and other oils as "fossil fuels", though in all likelihood, these fuels probably are derived from methane.

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A typical luxurious interior of a horse drawn carriage.

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One of the earliest electric cars from 1903. Back in 1900, there was a rumor that the electric companies were trying to prevent "hydro-carbon" (gasoline) cars from being built. Until recently, the opposite rumor was believed! Until 1912, there were more electric cars than gasoline cars on the road.

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It is interesting to note that the world "sedan" originated from the French town of Sedan, where they manufactured enclosed "hand carriages", without wheels, that were hauled around by 4 servants holding the sedan, similar to ancient Egypt of China!

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The word "car" is an abbreviation of the world "carriage". In New York City, it was illegal to park a car overnight on the street till 1954, when mandatory insurance came into effect and as a compromise, overnight street parking was permitted.

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This difficult to see neon map outlines roads on Long Island in the 1880's.

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June 1, 2022 Chinese air force planes intercepted Canadian military planes over international waters in the South China sea. To make matters worse, it is alleged that the Chinese pilots flipped the Canadian pilots (gave them the middle finger) and this hurt the Canadian pilots feelings.

June 1, 2022 Turkish president Erdogen is said to have replaced Turkey's ambassadors to Finland and Sweden. Finland and Sweden have recently applied to join NATO. Turkey claims that those countries support "terrorists" since they support groups seeking to break away from Turkey. In order to join Nato, every Nato country must vote in favor of having new members and Turkey thus far refuses to do this.

June 1. 2022 President Biden has reversed course and has said that he will allow advanced American long range missals to be give to the Ukraine. These missals are capable of hitting Russia. Russia claims that this is an unacceptable escalation of the Russian-Ukrainian war.

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Gasoline continues to shoot up in price, however this Gulf station of McGuinnes Blvd in Greenpoint has about the lowest prices for gasoline in New York State.

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Louis Vitton (LV) and the sneaker company Nike teamed up to produce a very expensive, limited edition, handmade sneakers.

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Would you pay $10,000 to $30,000 for a pair of sneakers?

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The NYC Department of Sanitation has a very unusual sign on some of their garbage cans.

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Of course people know how to use a garbage can!

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Recently a number of religious signs have sprung up in NYC. Perhaps the City could use a dose of morality.

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Gasoline has shot up in price recently and sadly some stations are much more expensive than others.

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Some people continue to wear masks including in this case, this cute child. Most studies have shown that mask wearing can do very little or anything to prevent the spread of disease. There is still some questions regarding the validity of the germ theory.

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Virtue signaling on behalf of the Ukraine has extended now to clothing.

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May 31, 2022 The Biden administration as well as other countries around the world has failed to get their legislators to approve of a controversial World Health Organization (WHO) demand to control internal medical policy in those countries.

May 30, 2022 Russia's giant petroleum exporter Gazprom has cut petroleum exports to the Netherlands.

May 29, 2022 Some American farmers claim that the cost of food can double by September-October of this year due to the significantly higher cost of fertilizer, diesel fuel and transportation costs.

May 29, 2022 The Uvaide County Police in Texas, where the grade school massacre killed 29 young students and two teachers have come under great scrutiny. Apparently the police were outside of the building for almost two hours without entering the building to stop this tragedy and at the same time, were arresting parents who wanted to storm the school. One might argue that if just one teacher had a gun, that they could have put and end to this horror.

May 28, 2022 It is alleged that American Harpoon missiles have arrived in the Ukraine. Russia has stated that this is an escalation of the war. Again the threat of nuclear retaliation has been mentioned by non governmental people in Russia.

May 28, 2022 Lithuania said that it is no longer bound by the 1997 Founding Act, intending to defuse potential military flash points. This will allow Lithuania to host greater military weapons and allow NATO troops to be deployed on Lithuanian territory.

May 27, 2022 Turkish and Russian officials have stated that they are not preventing the Ukraine from shipping grain but rather Ukrainian water mines are making such exports impossible. Turkey and Russia have stated that the Ukraine must remove those mines in order for food exports to be safely shipped.

May 27, 2022 Former U.S. Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger has turned 99 years old.

May 27, 2022 Russia has called upon the World Health Organization (WHO) to investigate U.S. funded biological labs in Nigeria.

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Conoco Gas Station in Greenpoint has some of the lowest prices for gasoline.

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There were huge pro-abortion protests that closed down the Brooklyn Bridge. Statistically, the majority of Americans want some control over abortion.

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In the past, a pregnant woman was referred to as a "woman with child". After the 1973 Supreme court ruling allowing abortion, the phrase was changed to "pregnant woman", perhaps to make the ending of the unborn babies life more palatable.

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Work continues to be done on the Manhattan Bridge. Some say that the work is designed to make the bridge more secure from possible terrorists.

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Wild turkeys rule the road on Long Island.

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May 25, 2022 According to some reports, Russia's daily petroleum exports are expected to hit $800 million per day by the end of the year.

May 25, 2022 Russian foreign minister Lavrov has stated that western ports are preventing Russian ships carrying food and that this is increasing the potential looming food crises.

May 24, 2022 The Rockefeller Foundation president, Jajiv Shah has predicted that there will be a massive, immediate food crises that will strike the entire world.

May 24, 2022 Chinese officials did not clap or stand up when Ukrainian president Zelenskie gave his speech via teleconferencing at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

May 23, 2022 A new virus Monkey Pox is being pushed as the next Covid 19 type of hysteria, though one might wonder if it is all monkey business.

May 23, 2022 Poland is said to be very disappointed with Germany for not replacing Poland's three decade old tanks that Poland gave to the Ukraine, with new, modern tanks.

May 23, 2022 It has been reveled that of the recent 40 billion dollars in aid said to be for the Ukraine, only 6 billion will actually be given to that territory.

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The Orient Point, NY to Connecticut ferry.

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A classic car show on Long Island. This is a mid 1960's Corvette Stingray.

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A late 1950's Corvette. These cars create more excitement in park than some of the modern cars in 5th gear!

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A Shelby Cobra.

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Three sexy sports cars in a row. Well, a Smart car is a two seater!

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The New York skyline from Greenpoint Brooklyn during the sunset.

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This new Corvette is made in Bowling Green Kentucky and contains the most American build components of any car, being over 90% American made.

May 22, 2022 The British magazine the Economist has stated that there is a global food catastrophe that is imminent.

May 22, 2022 NYC Mayor Adams has declared a state of emergency to prevent price gouging for baby formula.

May 21, 2022 Lithuania is to be cut off from Russian petroleum and energy products including oil, gas and electricity.

May 21, 2022 It is reported that the USA will be increasing its military presence in Europe this year with some stating that the increase can be as much as 100,000 more soldiers.

May 21, 2022 Germany and Italy have agreed to pay for Russian gas in Russian Rubles.

May 21, 2022 Syria is demanding that the USA pay for air strike victims.

May 20, 2022 Nancy Pelosi is banned from receiving Catholic communion by her Cardinal.

May 18, 2022 Record high gasoline prices are being observed around the country. There is also some fear of availability of gasoline itself at any price.

May 18, 2022 Mariupol has finally surrendered to the Russians.

May 12, 2022 President Biden started to talk about food shortages at a Union Convention.

May 10, 2022 Finland and Sweden wants to join NATO.

May 10, 2022 Mayor Lori Lightfoot has issued a "Call to Arms" to fight the potential U.S. Supreme Court ruling on abortion.

May 8, 2022 It has been reported that Victoria Australia is prohibiting people from growing their own food. Food safety is the alleged excuse for this unusual law.

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May 2, 2022 An illegally leaked, preliminary Supreme Court draft, suggesting the repeal of the 1973 abortion ruling has caused massive protests around NYC. Statistically however, more people would prefer a ban on abortion, than permit abortion. In NY State, abortion would be permitted, even if the highly controversial Roe vs Wade was overturned.

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NYC May 3, 2022 Pro Abortion Protest on Houston Street. For most women who have had abortions, abortions ended up being the defining event of their lives. Statistically, relatively few women who have had abortions, ever go on to have live children.

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Having an abortion is a very traumatic experience for a woman. Prior to abortion being available, and before feminism, when a woman became pregnant, the man was fully expected to marry the woman. In today's world, if a woman becomes pregnant, the man may say something like "honey, it is your body, let me know what you decide", essentially leaving the woman alone in her hour of need.

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More pro abortion protesters, with a vulgar sign, making their desires known in Washington Square Park.

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This Lady, "@LetHairDown", performs daily in Washington Square Park. She has much energy.

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Fashionable shoes in Washington Square Park.

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U.S. President Biden. French President Marcron and Canadian Premier Trudeau have predicted food shortages in the near future. Lets hope that these dire predictions will not come to pass.

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The Ukrainian flag virtue signaling is displayed everywhere. The Ukraine was essentially a part of Russia for almost 500 years and the two countries, history, culture and even Orthodox religion are very closely associated. Pope Francis has blamed the war on NATO pushing the Russians. Some say the the oligarchs, who obtained their wealth between 1990 and 1993, through political intrigue and worse, also factor into the situation. Between 2014 and 2022, an estimated 1.5 Trillion dollars was removed from the Ukrainian economy, making the Ukraine, the second poorest country in Europe. The entire situation in the Ukraine is tragic no matter how one looks at it.

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It is Springtime! A beautiful flower collection on display in Washington Square Park.

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Harrriman State Park and Hunter Mountain, which is only about 30 miles/50km north of NYC is a real treasure.

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Harriman Park also rents basic rustic cabins for about $90 per night.

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NetCost is a regional supper market chain, known for their extremely high quality and fresh foods at exceptionally low prices. They cater to everyone, but in particular to people from the region covered by the former Soviet Union, including the Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Georgia and other former USSR republics. Now with the food embargo with Russia, they no longer have the interesting variety of foods that they had in the past including the best smoked fish, pomagratin juice and other products.

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Patriotic art in south Williamsburg Brooklyn.

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Citibike craze. The number of CitiBike stations is getting out of hand, blocking raods and sidewalks. In this case, the bike stands are both on the street and on the sidewalk. One has to wonder if Citibike received permission from the landlord of the adjacent building since in NYC, the landlord is responsible for maintaining the sidewalks, including repairs and replacements.

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Everywhere you look, NYC has garbage piled high on the sidewalk. Apparently, the new buildings are not required to make provisions to have garbage bags stored indoors.

 

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  Besides being unsightly, sidewalks are often so cluttered, that it is difficult to walk down the street, particularly for baby carriages and Post Office carts.

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Manhattan in the rain is always very romantic.

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The Ear Inn, on the far west side of Manhattan on Spring Street, is said to be one of the oldest tavern/restaurants in NYC, having been started in the 1830's.

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Besides excellent comfort food, a large intellectual crowd, the Ear Inn is known for live music on Sunday and Monday nights. Well worth a visit.

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April 24, 2022 Washington Square Park, New York City. Marijuana plants are now being openly sold, without fear of legal repercussions.

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A few years ago, it would have been hard to imagine that this would be happening.

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April 24, 2022 The weather is beautiful and people are enjoying the park, after a long lockdown and cold winter.

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April 21, 2022 Gasoline has greatly increased in price. It is as if there is a war against personal automobiles and free personal mobility. In this Jersey City, NJ gas station, gasoline is being sold for over $6 per gallon, an increase of over 35% in just a few months.

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Interior of Killmeyer's Old Bavarian Inn

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April 21, 2022 As a child growing up in New York City, Staten Island was always a mystery, yet Staten Island has so much to offer. This German restaurant, Killmeyer's Old Bavarian Inn, with a large bar, is one of the oldest restaurants in NYC, having been founded in 1835.

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April 21, 2022 Blazing Star Cemetery on Author Kill's Road, founded around 1750, is one of the oldest cemeteries in NYC.

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Many tombstones date from the 1700's.

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It is interesting to note that before the Industrial Revolution, in which workers were forced to work 7 days a week, often times 16 hours per day, the average life expectancy was about the same as it is today. Most tomb stones shows that most people died in the 80's back then. This runs counter to the notion that "modern" medicine has somehow extended the life of people.

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April 21, 2022 Along Author Kills Road one can find this remarkable boat grave yard, with some ships slowly rusting away, dating before 1900.

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April 21, 2022 Is it possible? Wild turkeys roaming the streets of Staten Island! During this authors brief trip to Staten Island, he saw wild geese, raccoons and a herd of deer..wild deer in NYC!!

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Williamsburg Bridge, Brooklyn at sunset.

April 17, 2022 Federal Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle has ruled against the CDC's mask mandate stating that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention had overstepped its authority to issue such a sweeping rule. As such, the Biden Administration has stopped the mask wearing mandate for airplanes, trains and all other areas, where this mandate was in effect. A handful of jurisdictions around the country, including New York City, has stated that they will continue to enforce the mask wearing mandate in schools, subways and elsewhere. One might question the legality and logic of continuing such mask wearing mandates, particularly when from a scientific perspective, that mask wearing does not prevent the spread of disease.


Easter in Manhattan in 1956

April 17, 2022 EASTER: Though Easter, which comes this Sunday, is a Christian Holiday, celebrated by Christians worldwide, perhaps non-Christians, including atheists, should celebrate this holiday. Why? Because by Jesus's teachings, Democracy became the norm for all governments worldwide. Before Jesus, every country in the world had a cast system ranging from 2 casts to over 50 casts, with the average being 5 casts. It was impossible to go from one cast to another. Jesus however changed all of this when he said that everyone was equal under God, thus by extension, equal under the law. This concept ran counter to the cast system. Ultimately, almost all countries permits voting with each persons vote, regardless or being rich or poor, powerful or meet, being identical. Ancient Athens in 325 BC is said to have had a democracy, however this is not exactly the case since Athens then, with a population of over 300,000 people, had only 6,000 citizens who were allowed to vote and a person did not automatically become a citizen upon birth but had to prove themselves by age 13.

April 17, 2022 EASTER: April 17 is the Christian holiday of Easter celebrated by three billion people worldwide. The Christians believe that Jesus rose from the dead, three days after he was crucified in Jerusalem. This week is referred to as Holy Week, with good Friday (the day that Jesus was crucified), holy Saturday and finally Easter Sunday, which is a USA National Holiday.

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April 17, 2022 EASTER Sunday!

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April 17, 2022 Easter. What better way to celebrate Easter than with a mutton chop at the famous, 1895 Keenes English Steak House on West 37 Street in Manhattan?

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It is Spring Time and time to plant one's window garden!

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April 16, 2022 Riverside Park, Manhattan. You do not have to travel to Japan to experience Cherry Blossoms. We have them here in NYC.

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April 16, 2022. New buildings keep springing up in Manhattan like mushrooms after a storm. One can only speculate how the city will eventually look like after it is completed.

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April 14, 2022 Storm clouds brewing but these brave souls are speeding along on an inflatable boat on the East River.

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Manhattan skyline from Dumbo Brooklyn.

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April 12, 2022 A crazed, masked gunman shot 10 people on a New York City subway in Brooklyn during this mornings rush hour. 5 of the shot are listed in critical condition. 29 people were hurt in total, including those injured in the rush to escape. The shooting occurred on the 36 Street stop of the N train in Sunset park. The gunman's gun apparently jammed, otherwise even more may have been shot. In the process of shooting all of the people, he also discharged smoke canisters. Unfortunately the TV cameras in the train station were not functioning. The crazed person is still on the lose and is being sought by police.

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Greenpoint Brooklyn, NY. April 12, 2022 Our dog runs are full, but our playgrounds are empty.

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Greenpoint Brooklyn, NY. April 12, 2022 Perhaps the lowest price for gasoline in NYC

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New York, NY. April 10, 2022
New York's ever changing skyline

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Greenpoint Brooklyn, NY. April 12, 2022 Do you remember when the Empire State building was the tallest in the world? It is the point, to the right!

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April 11, 2022 Concerns are growing regarding the hopefully remote possibility of a nuclear war with Russia. Some say that NATO and the United States are pushing Russia too hard. Russia has changed their terms of engagement from being a second strike country to authorizing atomic bombs, as a first strike weapon, under certain conditions.

April 11, 2022 Concerns are growing regarding the significant number of Athletes who are experiencing heart issues. Some say the experimental Covid injection is the cause, though this has not yet been established.

April 8, 2022 Meriupol, the Ukraine. There are persistent rumors that an estimated 3,000 paramilitary Azov brigade fighters, as well as several hundred foreign advisers have taken refuge in the huge Ukrainian steel mill of Azovstal. Further, the rumors go on to say that many Ukrainian helicopters have attempted to remove those trapped, in particular the foreign advisers, but have either been shot down are had to turn away. There are also rumors that an American Lieutenant General was captured by the Russians trying to flee this huge compound. If this is so, serious political and military implications may develop. Apparently the Russians do not want to destroy the infrastructure of the Ukraine since the Russians have not bombed the power plants, water plants or communication facilities, as the USA did in Serbia, Afghanistan and Iraq.

April 7, 2022 The western countries and the Ukraine are blaming Russia for a massacre in Bucha, the Ukraine, however the Russians deny this and are calling this a false flag. The Russians backed up their claim with intercepted telephone and radio calls that seem to lend credence to their claims.

April 5, 2022 Polish government has published a guide for Polish citizens on what to do if their country is attacked and how to deal with the invader.

April 3, 2022 The FDA has apparently authorized a fourth and fifth Covid injection booster shot under the experimental medicine program.

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New York, NY. West 23 Street. The famous and historic El Quijote Spanish Restaurant, which stated in 1930, is open again, after a 4 year closure. It is now smaller, with a slightly different menu.

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New York, NY.Times Square is again filed with people, mostly tourists. The USA still has the controversial Covid vaccine requirement to enter the country so globally, only 25% can enter the country.

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New York, NY. Times Square

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New York, NY. Times Square. An unusual bus that has people sitting and facing the window, rather than ahead.

April 2, 2022 Russia is claiming that the Ukrainians are committing atrocities against their own people, while blaming the Russians and attempting to gain world sympathy.

April 2, 2022 Lithuania has closed it airspace to Russian Airliners traveling from mainland Russia to the external Russian City of Kaliningrad. Further, the Lithuanians are discussing closing off the highway from Russia to Kaliningrad. Both accesses were guaranteed by the four powers in 1993, when east and west Germany were allowed to unify, and guaranteed by NATO and further guaranteed by the European Union. It would seem that this action could well lead to a major war in Europe and possibly the world. Needless to say, in this age of hypersonic missiles, the USA mainland may well be bombed.

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New York, NY. Washington Square Park. A man selling marijuana plants.

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New York, NY. Washington Square Park again filled with people enjoying the nice weather.

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New York, NY. A large commercial bicycle trailer. It is time to start to place license plates on bicycles, and require insurance. Further bicycles should obey traffic laws and this should be enforced.

April 1, 2022 Russia's terms for immediate peace with the Ukraine is that the Ukraine give up their rights to the almost 100% Russian populated territories of Donbass,Crimea and elsewhere. Further, Russia demands that the Ukraine declare it's permanents neutrality, similar to Finland, Austria and Switzerland and not join NATO or the European Union (EU). Russia has also planned to put on trial those who had committed atrocities over the past nine years, since the coup of 2013 that ousted the former elected president from the Ukraine. The president of the Ukraine, Zelensky seemed to be about to agree to these terms but was apparently discouraged by the west from accepting them, so the killing and destruction continues.

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New York, NY. Central Park. Bubble makers always entertains children and adults alike.

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New York, NY. Central Park, Alice in Wonderland statue that was installed in 1959. This writer remembers when it was being installed!

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New York, NY. The Metropolitan Museum of Art or MET. Always crowded these days.

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New York, NY. Artists selling their work on the street.

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New York, NY. The walk along Fifth Avenue

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New York, NY. There is no horsing around with the NYPD

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New York, NY. Two NYPD officers with shovels. It happens, you know.

April 1, 2022 Some Russian American owned restaurants in New York City have been vandalized by apparently pro Ukrainian groups. The anti Russian propaganda in the USA has been intense and apparently has effected the weaker among the Americans to resort to unfounded violence.

April 1, 2022 Today is "April Fools Day" the world over when people play and say, minor jokes to people, but do you know how it started?
BACKGROUND: Originally in the Western World, there was the Roman Calender, started during the reign of Julius Caesar in 46BC (708 AUC or "Ab urbe Condita" or the alleged founding date of Rome). At that time, there were several competing calenders, including the Egyptian Calender, the Alexander Calender and others. Over several hundred years, the Julian Calender became accepted in the then "known world" and had been modified and adjusted. In 1582, Pope Gregory the XIII introduced a modified calender, now known as the Gregorian Calender (365.2425 days per year), to adjust for the fact that a year was slightly shorter than represented in the Julian Calender (365.25 days per year), since over time, these mistakes added up. In the Julian Calender, the first of the year was what they said was the first day of the Spring Season, which they celebrated as April 1. Pope Gregory Changed this so that the first day of the year was January 1. He also expanded the Christmas season from one day to 12 days, lasting from December 25, the traditional birthday of Jesus Christ, to January 7th. However, most people, particularly the older people, did not accept the new Gregorian Calender starting the new year on January 1 and continued to celebrate the new year as being April 1. These people came to be mocked by younger "follow the science" people as "APRIL FOOLS" for continuing to celebrate the New Year on April 1!

March 29, 2022 Vladimir Putin, in response to the freeze by some western countries, on Russia's EU and Dollar reserves is now demanding what he is calling "real reserves" including "gold, food and land" for all Russian products, including oil and gas. Putin further stated that since Russia's dollar and EU funds are frozen by some western countries, that Russia is not a charity and will not supply Russian products, including oil, gas, fertilizer, grain, etc for free and thus he is demanding that all transactions with countries that have frozen Russian Assets be in gold or in the Ruble. Further, the Russian Ruble is now backed by gold, which the Russians are defining as 55 Ruble to one Troy Gram. This comes out to, as of March 29, 2022, to $1710 per Troy Once of gold, which means that effectively, they have reduced the value of gold by over $200 per troy ounce, since the world price of gold is presently $1924 per once. This may well cause the Ruble to increase in value in relation to the US Dollar and other western currencies. It is believed that the Ruble is the only currency in the world currently backed by gold. This will also effectively increase the cost of all Russian products, including oil and gas.

March 28, 2022 Disturbing footage of captured Russian soldiers in Ukraine, being severely tortured by either Ukrainian soldiers or Ukrainian paramilitary forces, that the Russians are referring to as "Nazi's" since some of their symbols are the Swastika and apparently agree with the Ukrainian world war two general Andrei Vlasov, who switched sides from the Soviet Union to the Germans. General Vlasov was alleged to have been brutal to the civilians and was executed after trial in Nuremberg. The footage that has emerged and is being shown around the internet includes Russian prisoners being shot in the knees, being kicked in the face, while their hands are tied behind their backs and having all of their teeth knocked out. In addition, a woman was found dead, who had been tortured apparently by Ukrainian forces, who had a Swastika burned onto her back and hideously, had her arm torn off. In another incident, a Ukrainian soldier found the cell phone of a dead Russian soldier and used that phone to call the dead soldiers mother and mock her. The images and bad press are so profound and seemingly real that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has promised a full investigation. Several reports have stated that the Ukrainian soldiers involved in the torture have been captured, though these reports have not been confirmed.

March 27, 2022 Reports are emerging that some Oligarchs are leaving both Russia and Ukraine. Oligarchs are said to have amassed their fortunes though political intrigue, and at the expense of the local people. Rarely did they pay any money to obtain vast fortunes of factories, mines and farmland. These assets, that had been seized after the Russian Revolution of 1917, were "privatized" often without payment to insiders, after 1992, with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Putin had made reference that he would seize the unjustified assets of the Oligarchs in Ukraine, but he did not make and reference to the Russian Oligarchs. Most of the "oligarchs" have private security forces to constantly protect them.

March 24, 2022 New York City New York City Mayor Eric Adams signed a law exempting athletes and performers from the NYC Covid-19 vaccine mandate. Most people had expected that the mandate would have been lifted for everyone back in January or perhaps it should have never been enacted in the first place. The NYC vaccine mandate has had a massive effect on businesses who can not find workers willing to take the vaccination and has also greatly harmed the commercial real estate market, with many buildings being 50% or more vacant since many people prefer to work at home, rather than take the shot. This has had a spill over effect on restaurants and stores that depended on local office workers.

March 24, 2022 New York City. City workers who were fired for refusing to take the experimental vaccination are threatening to sue the city based on the fact that some sports performer workers are now exempt from the vaccination.

March 23, 2022 The Russian invasion of Ukraine, which started on February 24, is now a month old and it appears that it has become a war of attrition. Apparently the Russians expected the local Ukrainian population to go along with the invasion, since there had be a great deal of dissatisfaction with the existing Ukrainian government and in addition the Russians had expected some Ukrainian troops to put down their weapons. Many in that region feel that the Russians and Ukrainians are essentially the same people, with the same historic past, similar language, and similar religion. Russian Colonel General Vladimir Valentinovich Chirkin has stated that they may have misjudged the situation and did not expect such fierce opposition. The Russians have effectively destroyed most of Ukraine's heavy military including tanks, artillery, aircraft, missiles, ammunition, and command and control centers, however the Ukrainian military and militia's continue to fight. Further, he has stated that western and Ukrainian media has effectively demonized the Russians in the eyes of the Ukrainians and the world.

March 23, 2022 Polish president Andrzej Duda has stated that he is waiting for U.S. Whitehouse approval to his plan to send 10,000 "peace keepers" into Ukraine in order to protect humanitarian aid and assist the population. The Poles plan to use 10,000 NATO troops. One might expect Russia to take a dim view of this.

March 22, 2022 It is estimated that 18.6% of the total Manhattan office space was on the market for lease. Many companies are leaving their existing spaces as their lease expires and down sizing to smaller, sometimes newer, spaces. The trend is that the vacancies will increase over the near future. Some old office buildings have dramatically lost their value and are being sold for a fraction of what they sold for just a few years ago.

March 22, 2022 It has been reported that a father and son were pulled from their car and beaten by a gang riding un-registered motorcycles the wrong way on a one way street. The fact is that NYC has become like the wild west with hundreds, if not thousands of unregistered, uninsured, motorcycles, along with drivers without licences riding the streets with impunity.

March 21, 2022 New York City. 29 people were shot in NYC over the weekend. It would seem that NYC is falling back to the terrible crime period between 1977 and 1993.

March 21, 2022 China. A Chinese Boeing 737 crashed head long into a mountain side. It is believed that there were no survivors.

March 21, 2022 U.S. Supreme court justice Clarence Thomas has been hospitalized.

The Brooklyn St. Patrick's parade.
March 20, 2022

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March 20, 2022 A popular Irish bar in the Kensington area of Brooklyn, after the parade.

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High School girls entertaining the crowds, with excellent River Dancing.

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Classic Cars were also in the Parade.

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A local high school marching band.

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March 20, 2022 Brooklyn St Patrick's Parade. Bagpipes and Kilts were common in the Parade.

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Irish flags were everywhere.

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March 20, 2022 Brooklyn St Patrick's Parade. American Legion marching in the Parade.

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If you served in the military or if your parents served, you might consider joining the American Legion. Inexpensive and an excellent place to network.

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The NYC Parks Commissioner was the Grand Marshal of the 2022 Brooklyn St. Patrick's parade.

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Patriotic members of the American Legion celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Many members are former military and also law enforcement, protecting the American People.

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Ukrainian Flag.

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March 4, 2022. A lady feeding pigeons in Central Park

March 19, 2022 Andreas Schofbeck of the large German medical insurance company BKK/ProVita claims that between 2.5 and 3 million Germans had to seek medical help after receiving a Covid vaccination, since his company apparently had a 40% jump in medical claims.

March 19, 2022 The Canadian Credit Union Association claimed that the Canadian Emergencies Act Measure led to millions of Canadian dollars being withdrawn out of fear that accounts would be frozen.

March 19, 2022 Dr Fauci stated that he is considering to resign from the being director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. This comes after several Senators are considering to sponsor a bill to have him removed.

March 19, 2022 The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) has revised their previous statistics and reduced the number of alleged Covid deaths by just under 80,000.

March 19, 2022 A survey indicates that over 65% of the average American would support the imposition of a no fly zone over Ukraine. Many other US military and government leaders feel however to impose such a no fly zone would mean shooting down Russian planes, as well as potential massive losses of American planes to advanced Russian missile technology and could well lead to a global war. Russian leadership stated that such an action could well lead to nuclear war.

March 19, 2022 Russia. Putin gave a speech claiming that the Russian operation in Ukraine stopped a Dombass (eastern Ukraine) genocide. It is claimed that the Ukrainian government has killed over 15,000 civilians in eastern Ukraine since 2013.

March 18, 2022 Putin has threatened countries helping to arm Ukraine stating that they will be considered legitimate targets.

March 18, 2022 Ukraine. Many people are surprised how quickly Americans have jumped behind Ukraine, without fully knowing the causes of the war and the potential consequences. Some people view is like a "Wag the Dog" moment or similar to the 1939 invasion of Finland by the Soviet Union, when the U.S. media convicted the American population to support "brave little Finland" and just six months later, the U.S. media changed course and suddenly supported the Soviet Union and "uncle" Joe Stalin after the Soviets started to fight Germany. We are in strange times indeed.

March 18, 2022 Russian Phobia has reached an irrational level, never seen before level. For example, bars and liqueur stores have stopped selling Russian vodka and other alcohol, classical music venues have cancelled Russian performers, and sporting events have banned or greatly curtailed Russian athletes.

March 17, 2022 Poland is to formally propose sending NATO troops to fight in Ukraine. This would greatly expand the potential for a global war.

March 16, 2022 The Ukrainian government has stated that 20,000 foreign troops have volunteered to fight against the Russians in Ukraine. This force includes approximately 6500 Americans, 3500 British, 1,500 Germans, 950 Canadians and the balance from other countries.

March 16, 2022 It is now estimated that 30% of Ukrainian Refugees are actually from other countries including Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere.

March 16, 2022 A powerful earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale, has hit just north of Tokyo. Yokohama, 10 miles/15 kilometers south of Tokyo experienced 5.6 on the Richter scale.

March 15, 2022 There is fear of a possible global food shortage since both Ukraine and Russia, which together supplies over 35% of the worlds wheat, has banned exports till next year. Further, in retaliation to western Embargoes, Russia has banned the sale of fertilizer. This could greatly effect the crop yields around the world, including the USA.

March 15, 2022 Apparently the Russians have deployed the Kinzhal hypersonic cruise missiles which is said to be able to travel between 4,000 to 7,000 miles per hour. It is not known if the USA or NATO has the technology to shoot these missiles down.

March 15, 2022 Germany wants the EU to ban the sale of gasoline and diesel powered vehicles by 2035 in western Europe.

March 14, 2022 The International Energy Agency is said to want restrictions on oils supplies in an effort to control alleged global pollution and warming.

March 10, 2022 The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs continues to demand information on the U.S. funded biological laboratories in Ukraine.

March 10, 2022 Russia bombed a maternity hospital in the Ukrainian City of Mariupol. Surprisingly, according to Ukrainian sources, no one was killed in this attack and there were 14 injuries. The Russians claim that the hospital had been evacuated and that the buildings were being used by Ukrainian fighters.

March 10, 2022 The CEO of DuckDuckGo.com, Mr. Gabriel Weinberg, has stated that they will start censoring "misinformation". The search engine that claims that it does not save a persons search.

March 10, 2022 Banks in Canada have stated that those who had their bank accounts frozen because the donated money to the "Truckers Freedom Convoy" will be "flagged for life", though what effect that this will have on the account holders is not known. It will certainly discourage people from donating money in the future to controversial political efforts.

March 9, 2022 Because of the embargo of airliners coming from or going to Russia, many airlines from around the world must fly substantially longer in flights from Asia to Europe. For example, Japan's ANA estimates that flights from Tokyo to Brussels will be slightly over 3 hours longer, use more fuel and may not be non-stop.

March 9, 2022 Both Russia and Ukraine has banned all exports from their respective countries till next year. This may be a huge problem for society. The Ukraine has always been called the "Bread Basket of Europe". It is estimated that Russia and Ukraine supplies about 30% of the worlds wheat and Russia supplies also about 30% of the worlds phosphate fertilizer. This may well cause substantially higher food prices as well as possible famines.

March 9, 2022 The State of New York will allow certain companies to grow cannabis/marijuana. Oddly, the license holder must have been convicted of a marijuana related offence. In general, state issued licenses of any kind are traditionally issued only to people without criminal records. Further, one may question if this ruling is acceptable under the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution, both state and federal.

March 9, 2022 The Chinese government is demanding information from the USA regarding the USA funded "biological research facilities". Some Chinese bloggers are alleging that the Corona virus epidemic may have originated in Ukrainian labs.

March 9, 2022 Under Secretary of State of the United States, Mrs Victoria Nuland when asked under oath before the U.S. Congress, if Ukraine had Biological weapons, Secretary Nuland responded that Ukraine has "biological research facilities". She further added that there was great fear that the approaching Russian forces might somehow obtain files on this research. Many people now question what types of dangerous biological weapons might be in these facilities. Based on the U.S. Embassy website, these included particularly dangerous pathogens and apparently this research is funded by the United States. The United States is a signature of a treaty that bans biological weapons which are considered weapons of mass destruction.

March 9, 2022. The Russian government claims that the United States is funding at least 27 biological warfare research centers and it further claims that it has destroyed or captured these facilities and has proof of such. The existence of these centers was confirmed in Congress today my Under Secretary of state, Victoria Nuland. The United States is banned from producing or researching in biological weapons under treaty.

March 9, 2022 Pope Francis implied that the future of Christendom was somehow at stake in Ukraine.

March 9, 2022 Oil prices in western Europe and the United States has reached all time highs. President Biden is said to have asked the Saudi's and the United Arab Emerits to increase production, but was apparently so far not successful. The United States imports about 7% of oil products from Russia and also 25% of phosphate fertilizer from Russia. The average price of gasoline in Russia is about $1.39 US.

March 9, 2022 Under pressure from the USA, Poland has agreed to donate all of its old Russian made Mig 29 fighter aircraft to Ukraine. The United States apparently had expected that Poland would allow the planes to be donated directly to Ukraine. Instead, Poland stated that they would donate the planes to the Untied States and NATO and fly them to the huge Rhine-Main air force base in Germany and that the USA and NATO could then send the planes directly to Ukraine. The United States immediately rejected this stating that it would put the USA and NATO in direct conflict with Russia. It should be noted that Poland is also a NATO country. Russia has stated that any country offering arms or getting involved in the Ukrainian conflict, which Russia considers an internal affair, would be considered a co-belligerent and face massive consequences that they have never had in their history.

March 9, 2022 Hawaii is the last state to be dropping the mask mandate on March 30. This mandate and the Draconian restrictions of highly questionable science, has cost Hawaii billions of dollars in lost tourism revenue. Hopefully they will recover and that the normal tourists have not decided to go to other places, such as Saipan, Guam or Okinawa.

March 8, 2022 Illegal individuals, who snuck into the United States to work illegally are demanding unemployment benefits! Today, a large, vocal group briefly shut down lanes of the Manhattan Bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge. Every illegal worker takes a job from an American. Further, by increasing the workforce, this adds to reducing the overall pay per hour. Traditionally when an illegal worker was caught, they would be arrested, jailed and then deported and the company that hired would be fined. This however, no longer is the case.

March 7, 2022 The cost to farm in the United States had dramatically increased for all farming products including seeds and fertilizers. The increase in costs range from 200 to 500% since last year.

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Crime is increasing in NYC. This heating truck has a steel screen around all of the windows, though it is not known if this is for safety or crime prevention.

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March 4, 2022, Greenpoint Brooklyn, NY. Gasoline prices have gone down somewhat. Conoco is one of the least expensive stations in NYC.

March 4, 2022 FREEDOM! New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced this morning, the end highly controversial Covid Vaccine Passport system and the need for school masks, three days earlier then his original planned ending date of March 7. These highly controversial, freedom snubbing rules were originally put in place by the extremely liberal Mayor Bill DeBlasio late last year. It is estimated that this ineffective system has cost businesses and taxpayers billions of dollars in lost revenue. As a result of the mask and vaccine mandate, many office workers refused to work in the office and continued to work at home or in some cases, offices left the city. Many offices remain only partially filled and as an added result, local restaurants, bars and other venues, who catered to office workers, have had a significant drop in the number of customers. Officially, over 80% of NYC residents have had at least one Covid vaccination injection, however there has been a significant drop in restaurant tax collection receipts, indicating that perhaps less than 80% of the city has been vaccinated. Recently, more and more scientists and top medical professionals have questioned the effectiveness of both mask wearing as well as the vaccine itself, particularly for those under 18 years old.

March 4, 2022. U.S. Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken stated that NATO is ready for conflict with Russia. Ukraine is not a NATO country. Russia has implied that any nation that interferes with Russia's Ukraine operation may face Russia's atomic force. The Russians have stated that the Russian Ukraine conflict is a "family dispute" and that the two countries are one people.

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March 2, 2022 Times Square New York City

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An anti Russian-pro Ukrainian protest was held in Times Square.

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About 100 pro-Ukrainian protesters showed up.

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March 3, 2022 Russian forces have taken control of Europe's second largest nuclear power plant. The power plant itself was not attacked or damaged, however a nearby building on the grounds, that had Ukrainian troops was attacked and apparently defeated.

March 2, 2022 Yesterday, Ukrainian president Zelensky claimed that the Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial had been destroyed by a Russian missile strike, and further stated that the Russians were trying to erase "our" history. Today however it was revealed that the memorial is still completely intact and that the Russians had attacked a nearby Ukrainian military garrison.

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This person is holding a poster saying Lithuania is with Ukraine.

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An unusual face mask that shows a persons mouth. Masks are no longer required in the State or City of New York.

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A person holding the Ukrainian flag

March 1. 2022 The Russian Ambassador to the U.N. stated in a speech that President Trump was the legitimately elected president of the United States who was overthrown.

March 1, 2022 The European Parliament accepted Ukraine's appliction to enter the European Union. It is not clear if this means that Ukraine will enter the Union or if only that the application was received.

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A bicyclist displaying his acrobatic ability in Times Square.

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March 2, 2020 is "Ash Wednesday where Catholics and other Christians receive ashes on their forehead to remind them that life is not forever and that we come from dust and to dust we will return.

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Repairing the Manhattan Bridge. Working in the below freezing cold is difficult work, even on clear days.

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Beautiful Manhattan Skyline. It is hard to imagine that there are so many wars around the world including Somalia, Ukraine and other regional fights.

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An automatic postal machine with clear plastic dividers between them. It is highly unlikely that such a divider would prevent a disease from spreading and would probably be just as ineffective as mask wearing.

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Staten Island is a mystery to most New Yorkers, yet it offers so much including beautiful parks, restaurants, boating, museums, zoo and so much more.

February 28, 2022 A huge amount of false information is emerging regarding the Ukrainian-Russian war. Some false information includes a well publicized alleged fighter dog fight between Russian and Ukrainian forces, that turned out to be from a video game, a huge explosion that was said to have occurred in Kiev, but actually was from a chemical plant explosion in China in 2015, allegedly all of the Ukrainian soldiers on an island off the coast of Ukraine, supposedly were killed, but in fact simply surrendered and were taken prisoner and photo's of Ukrainian president Zelenskyy in military fatigues, on the front apparently was from two years ago. False information in very common in times of war. All sides do the same.

February 28, 2022 The Nigerian government has complained to the Polish and Ukrainian government regarding the poor treatment of their black citizens. Stories have emerged that Ukrainian and Polish border guards have prevented black people from leaving Ukraine. Many blacks were not allowed to board buses and trains headed towards the border. Further, some local hotels apparently were not allowing black guests. However one Nigerian medical student, who eventually was allowed to enter Poland, stated that once she was in Warsaw, the Polish capital that is located hundreds of miles away from the Ukrainian border, she was treated with great respect and even offered free accommodations. The Nigerian government has recommended that their nationals head towards the Ukraine-Hungary border or the Ukraine-Romania border.

February 28, 2022 American President Joe Biden when asked if Americans should fear a nuclear strike by Russia, responded "no".

February 27, 2022 New York City Mayor Eric Adams has announced that the highly controversial Covid Vaccine Passport system would end on March 7. He stated that he is giving a week so that restaurants and other social venues have time to prepare. One might ask, prepare for what?

February 27, 2022 New York Governor Hochu has announced the elimination of her mask mandate throughout the state of New York.

February 27, 2022 Russian President Putin has ordered Russia's nuclear forces to be on high alert. Russia is said to have the largest nuclear arsenal in the world had is capable of launching missiles and hitting any place on earth. The Russians are said to have completely destroyed Ukraine's navy and airforce. Surprisingly, Russia has not destroyed the Ukrainian power plants, nor have the Russians cut off the Ukrainian water supply, nor have the Russians cut off lines of communication, such as the internet or cell phone service, which they undoubtedly can do.

February 27, 2022 Belarus president Lukashenko has threatened to enter the war on the side of Russia. He further warned that the war may become a "meat grinder".

February 27, 2022 Is Russian President Vladimir Putin threatening nuclear war? When the war started on February 21, on live TV at 5:45AM, Mr. Putin stated "Whoever tries to impede us, let alone create threats for our country and its people, must know that the Russian response will be immediate and lead to the consequences you have never seen in history. All relevant decisions have been taken. I hope you hear me".

WAR IN UKRAINE
In war, truth is the first victim

Primary Causes for the war in Ukraine:

1. Eastern Ukraine is almost 100 percent ethnic Russian and has been operating independently of the central Ukrainian government since 2014, when the elected Ukrainian president was forced to flee the country and an unelected president was put in place. Since that time, the new central Ukrainian government has been bombing the two break away regions. There was a peace treaty/armistice called the "Minsk Agreement" but neither side has obeyed the terms.

2. In 1990, under the four party agreement the United States, Great Britain, France and the then former Soviet Union, agreed to allow East and West Germany to unify and part of this agreement was that NATO was not allowed to move "one inch east". In fact, at that time, Eastern Germany was to be demilitarized. However since that time, the key NATO members including the USA, Great Britain, and France not only militarized eastern Germany, but has also added the former Soviet "satellite" countries of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, the now Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and more to NATO, thus NATO is at the border of Russia. The Russians pointed out that it would be as though Russia placed it's military in Canada and Mexico.

3. Ukraine has been clambering to join NATO and it seemed that NATO was about to allow Ukraine join the military alliance of NATO Apparently to Russia, this was unacceptable. There is also the element that many people in the east, including Russia, Belarus and even Ukraine, have traditionally considered themselves more or less the same people, having the same orthodox religion, an almost identical language and the same historic culture. Russia demanded that NATO agree not to allow Ukraine to enter NATO and further demanded that the NATO countries bordering Russia be essentially demilitarized. This was rejected by NATO

4. The current Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, is considered to be a western "puppet" by the Russians. President Zelensky recently stated that Ukraine should become a nuclear power. This apparently enraged the Russians. President Zelensky was a former actor and comedian and had an extremely popular TV show in Ukraine. President Zelensky is said to hold duel citizenship with both Ukraine and Israel.

5. Russian President Vladimir Putin made an impassioned speech to the Russian people claiming the following goals of the invasion.

  • To remove the current Ukrainian government and demilitarize it.

  • To "bring to justice" the people responsible for the various massacres in Ukraine from 2013. President Putin claims that Russia knows who has orchestrated these massacres
  • To remove the foreign "olegarchs" who he has alleged has transferred the wealth of the Ukraine and the Ukrainian people to foreign countries. He gave various examples outlining the destruction of the Ukrainian standard of living.

There is a fear that with EU countries giving the Ukrainian government advanced weapons and the USA providing various forms of support, that the Ukrainian-Russian war may quickly expand. Russian President Putin has put Russians extensive nuclear force on high alert. Some people have said that this can get completely out of hand and may result in a complete European war or even a World War 3. One can only hope that this will not be the case.

In war, truth is the first victim Presently there is a huge amount of propaganda and it is very difficult to determine what is true and what is a fabrication.

February 27, 2022 The Russians are accusing the Ukrainian government of placing heavy weapons in the middle of residential areas. This claim was also made by an American said to be stuck in a hotel in Kiev. Essentially they are saying that the Ukrainian government is using civilians as a human shield. If the Russians attack the weapons, there is a high risk of civilian casualties.

February 27, 2022 Russian troops have encircled the key Ukrainian cities, but have not entered major battles.

February 27, 2022 U.S. and EU countries are considering to freeze Russia's central banks assets. President Putin said that Russia in apparent retaliation, is considering to confiscate foreign assets in Russia and presumably Ukraine, if Ukraine is conquered.

February 27, 2022 Pope Francis called Ukrainian president Zelenskyy and has expressed his sorrow.

February 27, 2022 It turns out that the Ukrainian border guards, who were stationed on Zmeinyy Island (Snake Island), who were said to have bravely died defending the territory, have in fact been captured and are alive.

February 27, 2022 Many Ukrainian citizens in the capital city of Kiev have temporarily evacuated to the subways to avoid the fighting on the street.

February 27, 2022 The Ukrainian government has distributed 10,000 machine guns to civilians in order to assist in stopping the Russians. It remains to be seen if untrained civilians have any chance to assisting.

February 27, 2022 Moscow has accused the USA of using its drones to direct Ukrainian gunboats to attack Russian ships in the Black Sea.

February 27, 2022 Sweden, Germany, Denmark and other countries have given Ukraine thousands of hand held rockets and anti-tank weapons. One has to wonder if Russia will retaliate for this.

February 27, 2022 NYC mayor Eric Adams has Apparently initiated a new system to fight rising street crime in NYC. Throughout the City, police cars and vans have been deployed and are stationary, guarding intersections and areas. This method is very similar to ambulances that are stationed throughout the city. We command Mayor Adams and the Police chief for this excellent idea.

February 22, 2022 5AM Russia has launched a massive invasion of Ukraine and in approximately 40 minutes is said to have destroyed the entire airforce and navy of Ukraine and has destroyed the Ukrainian airports, military command and control centers and is now attacking Ukraine from all sides.

February 21, 2022 Russian President Putin claims that the two recently recognized countries in eastern Ukraine has requested military aid and President Putin has sent in the Russian army.

February 21, 2022 Russian President Vladimir Putin recognizes the two separatists regions in Ukraine as independent countries.

WAR BREAKS OUT IN UKRAINE

February 21, 2022 It is estimated that about a third of NYC bus riders do not pay their fare.

February 21, 2022 It has been reported that the CDC (U.S. Center for Disease Control) spends $5,000 per shot to convince minorities to take the Covid-19 vaccine.

February 21, 2022 Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain has been tested positive for Covid. She is said to be taking the drug "Stromectol" which is another trade name for Ivermectin, which has been labeled as a "Horse deworming drug" in the USA, even though many countries and countless studies has shown the effectiveness of the drug.

February 21, 2022 Former President Donald Trump is launching a new Twitter type information platform www.TruthSocial.com.

February 20, 2022 The United States Embassy in Moscow has issued a "security alert" to be ready to evacuate Russia, without U.S. Government help.

February 19, 2022 Canadian police are said to have arrested almost 200 people in relation to the Truckers Freedom protest in Canada. There have been some injuries including people being hit by tear gas projectiles and being trampled by a police horse. One 75 year old woman, using a walker is said to have been severely injured.

February 18, 2022 The US Senate is to vote on legalizing abortion on demand, till the moment of birth. If this law passes, as it is expected to do, individual states will not be able to regulate, control or minimize abortion.

February 18, 2022 The Canadian government is seizing the trucks and property of people connected with the Canadian Truck Freedom Convoy. Further, people who have donated money, in some cases as little as $25 Canadian (about $20 U.S.) are having their bank accounts frozen. Strangely, someone or some entity has somehow infiltrated ("hacked") the GiveSendGo.com donation website and have apparently distributed private donor information to various groups in order to shame the donors. This issue underscores one of many flaws of "digital" type payments, which includes the lack of privacy, potential lack of security and vulnerability of funds.

February 18, 2022 A car transport ship containing about 2500 new cars, primarily Volkswagens, Porche's and Audi's, is engulfed in flames in the Atlantic ocean. Some speculate that the fire started with the lithium ion batteries contained in some of the vehicles.

February 17, 2022 The United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the medical company Pfizer has issued warnings regarding blood clots claiming that everyone is at risk.

February 16, 2022 The United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) has indicated that some Covid nasal swabs were used to sequence a persons DNA.

February 16, 2022 NYC Mayor Eric Adams released his "Blueprint to end Gun Violence" to help curb the rising crimes committed using guns.

February 16, 2022 NYC Mayor Eric Adams has outlined a new facial recognition push. Many privacy advocates are concerned about the rising loss of personal privacy and the potential loss of freedoms and rights.

February 16, 2022 Cambodia is to start full internet surveillance, similar to what China is already doing, through the national communication gateway. Some say that this exists to some extent in most countries since the various search engines control what you see, when you search, unless you already have a direct link. Some countries also reduce the bandwidth to sites that the country does not want the computer user to see, so that it may take and excessive amount of time to access and certain wesbsites. Since most browsers will return a "404" error in a minute or two, if a site does not come up, the search site is effectively blocked. A similar method was used during the "Cold War" when telephone access to communist countries was greatly curtailed and in some cases, it was almost impossible to contact numbers there.

February 20, 2022 Canadian premier Justin Trudeau has declared type of Martial Law in Canada called the "Emergency Act", that allows extreme powers to the premier. Parliament has apparently not met today, so these measures can not be debated. This act is similar to what happened in Poland in the early 1980's.

February 15, 2022 It is reported that the Canadian government is blocking social media postings and it is further alleged that no social media news can leave Canada. If this is true, Canada would be in the same league as totalitarian governments, such as North Korea and similar.

February 14, 2022 An arrest has been made of a suspected killer of two people in the Bronx. The suspected killer is believed to be the brother of one of those murdered.

February 14, 2022 Crazed crowds in Los Angeles "celebrating" the Super Bowl win, have rioted causing substantial damage in down town Los Angeles.

February 13, 2022 An arrest has been made of the vicious murderer of an innocent lady walking into her apartment on Christy Street in Chinatown.

February 13, 2022 Thousands of NYC workers, including police, firefighters teachers and others are protesting the mandate demanding that they submit to taking the experimental Covid-19 vaccine. The initial mandate was ordered by former Mayor Bill DeBlasio and this order has not been changed by current mayor Eric Adams. Religious exemptions and other exemptions have not been permitted. Legal actions are pending.

February 13, 2022 The Teamsters have denounced the Canadian "Freedom Convey" saying that the economic recovers is being harmed by blocking the border crossings.

February 12, 2022 It is being claimed that tow trucks from Michigan are being used to remove the parked protest trucks from the "Freedom Convoy" and the Ambassador Bridge, linking Detroit, Michigan, USA with Windsor Canada. The Ambassador Bridge is privately owned and managed.

 

February 8, 2022 NYC is out of control.

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February 8, 2022 Abuse everywhere. In Downtown Brooklyn, DOT PVB enforcers have taken over a local park in order to park their private vehicles. Most of these vehicles place DOT emblems in their windows, but do not have plaques. These private vehicles, some with out of state licence plates, do not have the legal right to park their private vehicles illegally. Some local residents have complained that the parking laws are being strictly enforced so that the DOT workers have place to park illegally.

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This private registered vehicle, with a DOT plaque in the window, is blocking the crosswalk. This type of abuse is common in NYC.

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Another form of abuse is that very few motorcycles are properly registered. This motorcycle, does not have a license plate and one might also suspect that they do not have insurance or a motorcycle drivers license. These illegal motorcycles rarely obey the Vehicle Traffic Safety laws of the State of New York and routinely drive the wrong way on road and go through red lights.

February 6, 2022 Canada is facing an nationwide insurrection. . Most land, highway border crossings to the United States are blocked, preventing goods from flowing back and forth.

February 6, 2022 The Mayor of Ottawa has declared a state of emergency for the city.

February 6, 2022 Ottawa police chief Peter Sloly stated that "local law enforcement was never intended to deal with a city under siege".

February 6, 2022 The protests throughout Canada with tens of thousands of people protesting the Covid 19 restrictions.

February 6, 2022 The police chief of Ottawa has stated that any police officer who aids in any way the protest, including giving the protesters food or water, will be prosecuted.

February 6, 2022 The Canadian military leaders has warned soldiers not to assist the protest in any way.

February 6, 2022 Hundreds of mounted cowboys have joined the protest at the Canadian Untied States border in Saskatchewan. The protests are getting larger across Canada.


Huge freedom protest in Calgory


Hundreds of cowboys have joined the freedom protest

February 6, 2022 The Beijing Olympics seems to be off to a bad start. Athletes in the so called Beijing Olympic bubble are complaining about the authoritarian restrictions and incredibly poor quality of the food. Further, a reporter from the Netherlands, was detained while on a live broadcast.

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February 6, 2022 Beijing 2022 Olympics. Athletes are complaining about all aspects of the Beijing Olympic bubble, including the poor quality of the food that is provided to the athletes. Russian athlete Lara Vatsnetsova took this photo of her dinner. She said that they are served similar, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Does this look like the food for champions? How can they be expected to perform their best, when they are served this. Food is not the only complaint filtering back from Beijing Authoritarian rules, fear that the required Olympic App is spying on them as well as issues of extreme cold are being voiced.

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February 5, 2022 Happy Lunar New Year. This is a robot that takes orders in Chinatown New York City.

 

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These cute "pigs" are delicious Chinese pastries.

February 4, 2022 Niclas Castello, a German artist, has placed a 410 pound 1.5 foot square cube of pure gold valued at $11.7 million in Central Park, as an art piece. The solid 24 karat gold block is protected with security.

February 2, 2022 Jen Psaki is urging Spotify to take further action against Joe Rogen for having a different opinion regarding the severity and the recommended treatment of the Covid virus. This is one of the first time that a government official is openly calling for censorship of a private entity.

February 2, 2022 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval of Moderna's Covid rDNA modifying drug that is often referred to as a vaccination. So far, the FDA has not made public the information submitted by drug companies when they applied for emergency authorization of unapproved vaccine treatments that has led many to speculate, why not.

February 2, 2022 A huge Truck convoy that has encircled the Canadian Capital in Ottawa continues and has massive support throughout Canada. Further, many key border checkpoints between the United States and Canada has been closed down by the Truckers. Originally, the truckers were protesting the need for vaccination when traveling from the United States and going into Canada. This protest has expanded now to a demand for all Covid 19 restrictions to be immediately removed. Essentially Canada is under siege by the truckers who have extremely widespread support among Canadians.

February 1, 2022 American Truck Drivers are planning a "freedom Convoy" from California to Washington DC to protest Covid restrictions. This protest has been banned by Facebook, and other social media platforms.

February 1, 2022 Canadian tow truck companies are refusing to assist the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) in towing trucks away. Further, reports have been coming in stating that the police themselves are sometimes assisting the truckers.

February 1, 2022 More and more media outlets are questioning the CDC's order for universal masking in schools and claim that there is not any science behind the masking request.

January 31, 2022 The Hershey Chocolate company has fired all unvaccinated employees. Some of the employees have worked for Hershey for years. They are being offered severance pay, but they must sign an agreement not to sue the company. It has been reported that relatively few are accepting the offer.

January 30, 2022 Police Officer Jason Rivera was laid to rest today after a service at St Patrick's Cathedral. Tens of thousands of Police Officers lined fifth avenue to honor Officer Rivera and his ultimate sacrifice. Officer Rivera and his partner, who was also killed, was savagely attacked by a vicious individual while responding to a domestic dispute.

January 30, 2022 A woman is claiming that she was virtually groped b a gang of male avatars in Metaverse!!!

January 29, 2022 Some people in the west are claiming that Russia is about to attack Ukraine. The is based on Russia's demand that the United States and NATO honor their 1992 agreement not to expand NATO into former Soviet satellite countries and not to station troops in those countries.

January 29, 2022 The British government is now blaming a secret government unit that was used unethical fear tactics to push Covid rules compliance. The Unite Kingdom and many European countries have now abandoned all Covid 19 restrictions.

January 29, 2022 Far fewer people are eating in New York City restaurants, than in the past. The reason is apparently that only between 40% an 65% of New Yorkers have been vaccinated. This happens to be the current occupancy of many restaurants.

January 26, 2022 The United States has sent 300 Javelin missiles to Ukraine.

January 26, 2022 Shoplifting has become rampant in many local stores including Rite Aid. Some stores have decided to close down because of the shop lifting plague. The primary reason for vast increase in shop lifting is that those caught are quickly released and are not required to post bail to insure that they will return for the trial. Regardless, even if convicted, the penalty is often a release from prison.

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January 29, 2022 New York City. Slushing snow everywhere.

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January 29, 2022 New York City. This year it seems that the City of New York was slow in plowing the streets. Hours after the snow stopped falling, many streets had still not been plowed, including main thoroughfares.

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January 29, 2022 Dumbo Brooklyn, New York City Snowed street.

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January 29, 2022 Dumbo Brooklyn, New York City with the Brooklyn Bridge seen in the background.

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January 26, 2022 New York City It is a tough job to be working on the road, when the temperature is 15F.

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January 26, 2022 Manhattan Bridge, Repairs, New York City

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January 26, 2022 Manhattan Bridge, Repairs, New York City

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January 16, 2022 New York City An endless number of Covid testing tents have popped up around the city. Though the person on the street does not pay on the spot, for the test, the testers are reimbursed by the government (the taxpayer).

January 24, 2022. New York, NY Subway Gates / barriers are an absolute must for the NYC subway system. Frank Didik, who has been desperately pushing subway gates to the MTA and other agencies since over a decade points out that hundreds of people could have been saved over this period of time. Further, thousands of people could have been spared hideous, life transforming injuries, including by MTA workers. Further, the MTA could have avoided paying out hundreds of millions of dollars in liability, that could have already paid for the entire subway gate system. In 2014, the MTA studied Mr. Didik's proposal, but did not act on it. The proposal was not to have a platform floor to ceiling barrier, which Mr. Didik said was not necessary, but rather to have a 5 foot high barrier. This would prevent anyone losing their balance, accidently falling, being pushed, or dizzy or intoxicated or fainting from falling on to the tracks. Further, this system could have easily been installed on all 480 subway and elevated train platforms since the platform, with it's hollow core could easily support the weight. Further, the different subway car door locations could easily have been accommodated. The total cost of this proposal in 2014 was estimated to have been only 730 million dollars. The 2019 MTA study did not take into consideration the Didik subway gate proposal of 5 years before and instead focused on platform floor to ceiling wall, which would have been vastly more expensive, being estimated at 10 times the cost of the Didik proposal and further, was workable on only 130 stations, about a quarter of the Didik proposal. We urge the MTA to Reconsider the Didik Subway Barrier proposals. Frank X. Didik Subway Gate Barrier proposal from 2014.

January 23, 2022 Hundreds of people, who lost loved ones in nursing homes, who had contracted and died from Covid, protested New York Governor Hochul for excluding the victims fund from the state budget. Allegedly former Governor Cuomo had placed people sick with Covid in nursing homes that resulted in the death of hundreds of elderly and other people with weakened immune systems in the homes.

January 23, 2022 More and more European Countries are removing Covid-19 restrictions. The United Kingdom and now Ireland and the Czech Republic have removed all or most Covid 19 restrictions.

January 22, 2022 A large pro-life demonstration to end abortion was held in Washington DC today.

January 22, 2022 Truckers entering the United States from Mexico or Canada must be vaccinated against Covid-19. Estimates range from only 30% to 60% of the truck drivers having been vaccinated. If this rule continues, it is believed that sever supply chain shortages for all transported products will occur. This might include food, spare parts and even fuel. All of this remains to be seen.

January 21, 2022 The head of the German navy has resigned after he stated that he doubted that Russia wanted to invade Ukraine. Presently the German government is not sending arms to Ukraine and is forbidding other NATO allies from sending German arms to the Ukraine.

January 20, 2022 The NYPD detained a number of people in the Museum of Natural History including little children who were crying as they were escorted alone to police vans, if they could not show proof of having been vaccinated. One has to question if the rules have gone too far, particularly when even asking a person their medical condition or status may violate Federal Hippo laws and other medical privacy laws.

January 20, 2022 The statue of the beloved Theodore Roosevelt, that was in front of the Museum of Natural History for about 100 years, was removed this evening. Who is next, George Washington?

January 19, 2022 The person who killed Barnard student Tessa Majors was given 14 years in jail.

January 18, 2022 Hawaii will now require all travelers to have the Covid booster shoot. Some are concerned that this may further Hawaii's suffering tourist industry.

January 18, 2022 Hamburg Germany will now require people to have been vaccinated and also have the boaster shot in order to enter restaurants and other social settings.

January 16, 2022 The US Government is offering each person 4 at home Covid-19 test kits. The website is: www.CovidTests.gov.

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January 15, 2022 The Japanese Gypsies in a jam session. Her Mr. Sakai, a world class ukulele master performs.

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January 15, 2022 The Japanese Gypsies in a jam session. Sakai and Kazmo comprise of the duet.

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January 15, 2022 The Japanese Gypsies in a jam session. Kazmo singing, and playing the guitar. Excellent. Catch them at top venues, including Lincoln Center.

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January 12, 2022 at the famous Rockefeller Center Ice ring. Child with a cute trainer penguin.

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January 12, 2022 at the famous Rockefeller Center Ice ring.

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January 12, 2022 Rockefeller Center, New York, NY

January 15, 2022 A deranged man pushed a 40 year old Asian woman onto the subway tracks in front of an oncoming train. Sadly, the woman was killed. We must have subway gates. Didik Subway Barrier proposals. Frank X. Didik Subway Gate Barrier proposal from 2014.

January 10, 2022 Pfizer CEO, Albert Bourla state in a conference that "two doses of the vaccine offers very limited protection, if any" when referring to the Omicron variant.

January 10, 2022 A recent study, as outlined on RT indicates that the common cold may give people immunity from Covid.

January 9, 2022 17 people died in the Bronx as a result of a terrible fire. This included 8 children and 9 adults.

January 9, 2022 The New York City Council approved a new law allowing non-citizens to vote. NYC Mayor Adams did not exercise his rite to veto the law.

January 7, 2022 According to Law Enforcement Today, serial burglars and released without prison terms and only given a fine for their theft.

January 7, 2022 A Russian force of several thousand special forces soldiers quickly put an end to the revolution in Kazakhstan.

January 5, 2022 It has come to light that T-Mobile is censoring text messages, sent that contains links from certain websites. Most of the websites are alternative view, with a conservative bend. Apparently an official complaint has been filed against T-Mobile with the Missouri Attorney General, which demands an investigation of the company to stop this censorship of private, person to person messages.

January 5, 2022 Kazakhstan is in a revolutionary state with hundreds of thousands of people protesting a variety of problems including governmental corruption, Covid issues and the former president. The people have stormed their main airport.

January 4, 2022 Mr. Alvin Bragg, the new Manhattan District Attorney, has stated that his office will no longer request jail time for a variety of formerly jailable offenses. One has to question if this will reduce crime in the city or if it will be a type of green light for criminals. This policy seems to be counter to Mayor Eric Adams campaign promise to get tougher with criminals.

January 4, 2022 Mayor Eric Adams is asking banks and businesses to open up and have their employees return to the offices, rather than working remotely. Office workers eat in restaurants, and spend money locally. The key problem with this request is that Mayor Adams has also extended the vaccine requirement for workers, which is something that a sizable portion of the workforce refuses to do.

January 3, 2022 The weatherman was wrong again. It had been predicted that NYC would experience between 1 and 1.5 inches of snow today, but instead, not a single snow flake hit the city. One has to question the effectiveness of the billions of dollars of weather satellites.

January 2, 2022 Brazilian beat the mayor of Toritama after he imposed a vaccination passport in order to participate in society.

January 2, 2022 Perhaps as many as a 100,000 people have protested in Holland against the new Dutch Covid lockdowns.

January 2, 2022 Austria has announced Draconian rules that can place you in prison for up to a year, a large fine and loss of driving license for those who refuse to submit to the experimental Covid vaccination.

January 2, 2022 In England, black patients are three times more likely than average to be hospitalized with Omicron.

January 2, 2022 In NYC, the MTA expects longer wait times due to Covid related crew shortages. As with airlines, the employee shortage is caused by workers refusing to be vaccinated and by employees who have been tested positive for Covid

January 2, 2022 Some airlines, which have a massive employee shortage, have temporarily doubled flight attendants pay, while tripling pilots pay. The employee shortage is caused by workers refusing to be vaccinated and by employees who have been tested positive for Covid

January 2, 2022 According to the Daily Mail, a study done by McGill University and the Montreal Neurological Institute Hospital, a study of 1,500 Americans showed reduced cognitive ability which they are speculating to people being worried about the Covid pandemic. Other individuals and groups have claimed that mask wearing reduces cognitive ability because between 7 and 12% of the air breathed is rebreathed.

January 2, 2022 Worldometer claimed that 42.6 million abortions were performed in 2021. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), which is a private organization, 3.5 million people died from Covid, though some have disputed this number.

January 2, 2022 The CEO of OneAmerica Insurance company based in Indiana claims that deaths among people aged from 18 to 64 is up by 40% which he stated is a huge number to happen.

January 2, 2022 Major cell phone companies have rejected a request by the Federal Aviation Administration to delay the 5G launch date. This puts the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) against the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

January 2, 2022 The Chinese government in Beijing is cracking down on dissent and freedom of the press in Hong Kong with the closure of Strand News in Hong Kong. Until recently, the Hong Kong province of China has been largely left alone by the Chinese central government. In the United States, dissent and censorship is largely conducted by private companies and on-line social media outlets.

January 2, 2022 Mayor Eric Adam's rode his bicycle to work.

January 2, 2022 An additional 1,900 flights were cancelled countrywide with the airline hubs of Chicago and Denver being the hardest hit.

January 1, 2022 In one of his first acts as new mayor, Mayor Eric Adams decided to continue former Mayor Bill DeBlasio's New York City's Covid State of emergency and to continue the indoor vaccination mandate. This continuation comes as a surprise to many businesses suffering from a major loss of customers, as well as continues to put pressure on the real estate office rental market since a sizable percentage of the population refuses to be vaccinated, claiming that the short term effects can be dangerous and that the long term effects are a complete unknown. It is estimated that less than 25% of Black New York City residents have been vaccinated and thus this ruling significantly hurts Black New Yorker's. The total number of New York City residents who are vaccinated is not completely known. Official figures claim a vaccination rate of 78%, but others claim that the true rate is significantly lower. It is a matter of debate if these restrictions prevents the spread of the Covid virus. We now know that a person without any serious underlying medical issues has a 99.98% chance of full recovery from Covid, even if not vaccinated.

January 1, 2022 A thousand homes burnt to the ground in Colorado and this was followed by a major snow storm, which covered the burnt out homes.

January 1, 2022 Taiwan, which has some of the strongest privacy laws in the world, plans to adapt the European Union on-line censorship proposals, which includes recording internet users activities, among other new rules.

January 1, 2022 It is estimated that over 2500 flights were cancelled yesterday because of a lack of flight personnel. The vaccine mandate has caused massive supply chain and service chain disruptions since so many well educated people refuse to submit to the mandated Covid emergency use "vaccine". One family flying from San Francisco to New York city was scheduled to fly at 9pm, however because of the massive number of flight cancellations, they did not board the plane till 4am, seven hours after their flight was originally scheduled to leave. Many people were not as lucky and had their flights cancelled completely, rather than just delayed.

January 1, 2021 New NYC Mayor Eric Adams, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Mayor Eric Adams was sworn in to be the 110 Mayor of the City of New York and the second black American mayor after former Mayor David Dinkins. News1.net, which endorsed Mayor Adams, wishes him the best of success in leading this great city.

January 1, 2021 The crowds watching in person, the famous "ball dropping" from the former Times Square Building to mark that the start of the new year, was greatly limited to about 15,000 people, who had to wait for many hours before the event took place.

January 1, 2021 HAPPY NEW YEAR! Let's hope that 2022 brings back a return to constitutional and basic human freedoms, that has been so damaged by repressive and Draconian laws and non-law mandates world wide. Freedom of travel, freedom to conduct business, freedom of association, freedom of social interaction and so much more has been greatly harmed by the introduction of questionable measures to control the Covid-19 virus, without clear, tested, scientific based reasons. Many basic freedoms have been "temporarily" suspended. It would seem that the worse elements of totalitarian regimes such as National Socialist Germany and the Soviet Union have been adapted with hardly a peep out of the bulk of the population. Let us indeed hope for a better 2022.

January 1, 2021 HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OP-ED

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Share the road: This NYC sign says "Share the road". Good idea! Perhaps it is time for bicycle riders to obey traffic laws and also pay a road tax, just as the car drivers have to do. Indeed, share the road!

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Time to start enforcing the laws covering motorcycles, powered bicycles and powered scooters: The laws covering motor vehicles (gas, steam, electric), must be enforced including having proper registration, insurance and make sure that the driver has a proper drivers license and skill to drive the motorcycle. NYC has become like the wild west. Here we see unregistered, uninsured, motorcycles and their unlicensed riders, using the bicycle lane over the Manhattan Bridge. Electric scooters are extremely dangerous but are very popular. They really are unlicensed, unregistered motorcycles. Originally the State of New York, Vehicle Traffic and Safety Laws permitted human/motorized hybrid vehicles, primarily wheelchairs, for disabled people, including veterans after the Vietnam war. But now the rule is completely abused.

 

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Time to remove these unpopular garbage cans. Who approved of these these expensive, but highly disliked monstrosities? Most people do not like the idea of having to pull a dirty garbage can handle to open a small door and then push their garbage inside.

 

1.2 TRILLION DOLLAR INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM

Infrastructure program: New York City is about to receive billions of dollars of the enormous money that has been granted by Congress (and paid for by the taxpayers). Cable Cars: One proposal is to build a series of cable cars, similar to the Roosevelt Island cable car, to make additional connections between Brooklyn and Manhattan, Manhattan and New Jersey and Brooklyn and Staten Island. Further, it is proposed that a cable car going along the east side of Manhattan, from the East Village up to the upper east side of Manhattan. While this is an interesting proposal, such issues as cost verses benefit and perhaps safety comes to mind. Will this billion dollar project really improve NYC transportation? Will a cable car dangling over the Hudson River or over New York Harbor between Brooklyn and Staten Island in the high winds of winter really be safe? We recommend that this project be very carefully analyzed and put to public scrutiny before being adapted.

Subway Safety Gates: We firmly recommend that the City Of New York finally adapt Frank X. Didik's proposal for subway safety gates. The entire project to put subway gates on all subway and elevated train platforms would cost an estimated $600 million dollars and would ultimately save countless lives and would prevent hundreds of people a year from losing limbs and being permanently disabled. Read more about this remarkable proposal here - read more.


Subway Safety-Subway Gate Every year hundreds of people are killed or severely injured when they fall onto the tracks of trains and subways. The prevention is cost efficient and greatly reduces liability ... read more ...

Subway Noise: In addition to the much needed subway gate proposal an additional proposal to greatly lower subway noise could be achieved over several years and would cost an estimated 500 million dollars. This would make riding the subway much more pleasant and bring NYC up to the standards of the Tokyo, Hong Kong, Moscow and most modern subway systems. Presently, NYC's subway system is aged and and far below the current global standards. Read more here about reducing subway noise.

Greatly reduce train noise A significant amount of train noise is caused by the train wheels rolling over the expansion joint of the tracks. This vibration creates noise, vibrations, an less pleasant ride and also reduces the life cycle of the train. The solution is relatively simple and cost effective..read more ...

A $40 per hour minimum wage? ...Frank X. Didik, September 22, 2021
 In 1962, the average 35 year old working man was able to support a wife, 3 or 4 children, own a house in the suburbs, have 2 cars and had enough money to go on a vacation once or twice a year. Today, it takes two highly educated people working to buy a small one or two bedroom coop or condo, car ownership is rare and they can only afford to have one or two children at best. To achieve what a man in 1962 made per week and to regain the standard of living of that time, the minimum wage must be increased to $40 per hour. The gradual decline over the past 60 years should be changed. Perhaps "shock treatment" that was recommended to the former communist countries in Eastern Europe by "experts" from leading American Universities, should be the guide for this sudden increase in the average (minimum) wage. Several things would happen. First, people would initially spend much more money and this would almost instantly create huge demand. At the same time, it is very possible that prices would go up, though perhaps not as fast as one might expect, since production efficiency is much greater today than in 1962. Finally, it might be necessary to implement trade barriers. This of course would run counter to the direction of globalism. Perhaps it is time to modify the notion of globalism and take into account the different global cultures, work ethics and achievements. read more

 

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Olympic Note: We decided not to cover the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics because of the severe restrictions and a possible 14 day hotel quarantine.

Defund? Some anti-police groups have called for the defunding of the police around the country. Question: late at night, if you are traveling in an empty subway car and two police officers come on, do you feel threatened or are you relieved and hope that they stay on for the duration of your trip? The answer is obvious. The police are essential to maintaining order in any society.

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What if and what can or might be.


The 1956 Firebird was to be self driving.
Self Driving Cars? If you have an accident with a self driving car, who is at fault? The car manufacturer, the owner of the car or the occupant "driver" of the car? I have enjoyed owning and driving some of the most interesting cars made and have always enjoyed the freedom of driving without impediments or restrictions. Nevertheless, if self driving cars can help reduce accidents and enhance society, I am for them. Besides the technical aspects, there are many other issues that must be worked out. My concerns regarding self driving cars including liability, safety, morality and effectiveness. ...read more ...

 


Bicycles? What ever happened to jet packs, flying cars and advanced technology that in the past, was predicted that we would be using by today? Why are bicycles being pushed by cities world wide?...read more ...

What about? ..

Old Computer Formats and the longevity of our digitally stored knowledge. Are we entering into a "pre-history" era? How can we preserve our computer written records, books, photographs, video and knowledge? We must have an international agreement and an organization, perhaps under auspices of the United Nations, dedicated to preserving our global digital records so that future generations can access the information and knowledge that we store on computer readable formats.

If you wanted to, would you be able to read a:

    3 1/2" or 5 1/4" or 8" floppy?
    cd-rom or a dvd?
    12" optical disk?
    9 track tape?
    IBM punch card?
    Paper punch tape?

If you can not read these one or two generation old formats today, how will society be able to read these documents in 200 years from now? In a few years, our latest computer formats and storage devices, such as USB drives, will also be obsolete. I have deep concerns about the longevity of our knowledge and of computer records, ...read more ...

What if the decay rate of elements varies rather than being a constant? Imagine, if this is the case, it would mean that all archeological dating is in question. How old are artifacts? When in fact did the dinosaurs really die out? Further, consider that ... read more ...

What is the speed of gravity? If it is instantaneous, then what if gravity can be modulated? Today most scientists, assume that the speed of gravity is the same as the speed of light, but what if the speed of gravity is instantaneous? Further, if gravity can be modulated, it might allow for instantaneous universal communication. Thus it might be possible to communicate with space craft instantly, rather than waiting for minutes for transmissions to reach the craft or earth. Perhaps computer chips can be made to operate vastly faster. And this is just the beginning since ...read more ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Subway barriers: New York, NY January 21, 2022 With falling and being pushed onto the subway tracks becoming a daily occurrence, it is time to promptly install subway barriers / gates on all 480 subway and elevated stations. Frank Didik, who has been desperately pushing subway gates to the MTA and other agencies since over a decade points out that hundreds of people could have been saved over this period of time. Further, thousands of people could have been spared hideous, life transforming injuries, including by MTA workers. Further, the MTA could have avoided paying out hundreds of millions of dollars in liability, that could have already paid for the entire subway gate system.

Subway Safety-Subway Gate Every year hundreds of people are killed or severely injured when they fall onto the tracks of trains and subways. The prevention is cost efficient and greatly reduces liability ... read more ...

Greatly reduce train noise A significant amount of train noise is caused by the train wheels rolling over the expansion joint of the tracks. This vibration creates noise, vibrations, an less pleasant ride and also reduces the life cycle of the train. The solution is relatively simple and cost effective..read more

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Inflation is back with a vengeance. Just a month ago, News1.net wrongly predicted that inflation would be minimal, even with the massive "printing" of "money". Apparently, our analysis was completely wrong..inflation is back and is as sever, if not more so, than the 1980-1982. Items such as housing purchases, used automobiles, fuel and food has increase has been astounding ranging from 15% to over 35% more than just one year ago.


Eric Adams was sworn in as the City of New York's 110 mayor on January 1st, 2022. Most New Yorkers are very hopeful that new Mayor Adam's will again put the city on the right track. Unfortunately, under the leadership of former Mayor Bill DeBlasio, the city experienced a significant rise in crime, lower freedoms, neglect in many infrastructure areas and concerns about the education of the children. Mayor Adam's has promised to reinstitute the much needed NYPD street division, refund the police department to bring back law and order. We are all hopeful that Mayor Adams will reinvigorate our city and be the shining light for the country.

NEWS1.net endorsed Mr. Eric Adams to be the next mayor for the City of New York. Mr. Adams has served New York City in many capacities including being a police officer, a state senator and presently the Brooklyn Borough President. I can testify that Mr. Adams has gone out of his way to serve the people of New York. For example, he made is a point to personally come and attend relatively small, downtown Brooklyn community meetings. He was so modest, that many people did not realize that he was the Brooklyn Borough President. News1.net is confident that Mr. Adams will be the mayor for all the people in New York City and will bring back law and order, encourage business activity and continue to make New York City the envy of the world. We endorse Mr. Eric Adams as the next Mayor for the City of New York.


From the right, Frank Didik, Dr. Eric Bitterman, Chairman of Deutche Welle, Dr. Jachem Reppmann, and publisher Walter at the Von Steuben formal event in New York City. Though Frank Didik does not have any German background, he enjoys the inginuety and drive of the German people.

Frank X. Didik with former NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio and first lady Chirlane McCray, at Gracy Mansion. Former Mayor DeBlasio served two terms in office and then as per term limits, had to leave office at the end of his second term. Mr DeBlasio original birth name (May 8, 1961) was Warren Wilhelm Jr. and later used the name Warren de Blasio-Wilhelm and then finally adapted his mother's maiden name DeBlasio and today is commonly known as Bill DeBlasio. Mr.DeBlasio was succeeded as mayor on Jnuary 1st, 2022 by new mayor Eric Adams, who became New York City's 110 mayor.

Global trade agreements have failed the United States and has destroyed the US standard of living read more

Collapse in the standard of living I believe that the standard of living in the United States was highest in the early 1960's. In 1962, the average 35 year old working man was able to support a wife, 3 or 4 children, own a house in the suburbs, have 2 cars and had enough money to go on a vacation once or twice a year. Today, it takes two highly educated people working to buy a small one or two bedroom coop or condo, car ownership is rare and they can only afford to have one or two children at best.read more

The Canadian Flag has become s symbol of freedom world wide. It is interesting to note that as a result of the Canadian Truckers "Freedom Convoy" to remove Corona restrictions in Canada, other protests have started worldwide, and the symbol most seen is the Canadian Flag.

"Finding truth on the internet, is like finding a diamond in a pile of broken glass". Today there is so much conflicting and false information on the internet that it is difficult to determine what is true and what is false. Often each perspective presents read more

Social Media or Vanity Media With the development of the so called smart phone, a new phenomenon of "social media" has developed that caters to the vanity and inner ego of millions read more

Covid has become political Back in February of 2020, Covid 19 was presented as a deadly pandemic that many said would kill off a sizable read more

Bicycle Lanes favors the young and healthy, while inconveniencing older citizens, drivers and delivery trucks. Further, for the most part, they are rarely utilized during the winter months... read more

Fact Checkers "Fact Checkers" present an opinion rather than absolute fact. Further, who will fact check the fact checkers"? Recently read more

Is it wrong be judgmental? Further, should a person express unsolicited opinions to others? The fact is that everyone read more

Should we offer unsolicited advice? We have often heard that giving unsolicited advice is wrong but read more

Congestion Pricing favors the upper income people and will significantly reduce local business, while pushing middle class drivers to shop elsewhere that does not have this burdensome tax. Ultimately this will work against the city.

Misinformation does not mean a lie, but rather is a way to undermine a different perspective that is not in keeping with the pushed narrative. Thus something that is described as "misinformation" may or many not be true, but contradicts the official mainstream perspective or undermines the direction of the mainstream agenda. Frank Didik, February 1, 2022

A reminder to fellow citizens When you walk down the street, just remember that every person who you pass by, regardless of their race or physical appearance, or if they are rich or poor, has their own goals and aspirations, trials and tribulations and each person must be treated with basic respect and dignity.

It is essential to individualize and not generalize. Each group has their good and bad and one must not fall into the trap of assuming that everyone in a particular group is the same or thinks the same. Sometimes in our rush or arrogance, we forget these basic truths.

DO NOT DEFUND THE POLICE With skyrocketing crime, it is clear that NYC must have an effective and well funded NYPD otherwise we will be like the wild west.

Remote working, office space, the diminished need for employees Frank X. Didik, January 1, 2020 It is fascinating to note that as a result of the government imposed Covid-19 restrictions, that for a period of time, an estimated 30% of the population was out of work, and yet the country did not experience any long term shortages, in any area. One might say that this is a wake-up call for companies to show them that they have too many redundant employees. read more

Evolution of American English Accents I have noticed that accents evolve very quickly. If you were to watch a movie from the 1930's, 1940's or any other time, you will notice that people from each period have distinct accents. Recently, I have noticed that first generation Americans, who perhaps grew up in bilingual families, for example Polish or Chinese families, have a distinct, new American accent. I presume that over time, everyone's accent will be significantly different in years to come. Frank Didik, February 1, 2022

Massive inflation coming?
Frank X. Didik, January 2, 2021. At the start of 2020, it was estimated that the United States national debt was 21 Trillion dollars. As of January 2, 2021, as a result of the vast "printing" of additional money for Covid Relief and other expenses, this debt is estimated at just under 30 trillion dollars. Surely, one would think that a 30% increase in money supply would lead to significant inflation, but this has not happened. I believe that this is primarily because of vast production surpluses, on every level including manufacturing, services and farming. Robotics, efficient computerized allocation of resources and transportation has produced enough for everyone, without pressure on the market. January 1, 2022 update: Unfortunately, my analysis was wrong. I did not take into consideration several important labor factors. First, when it was permitted to return to work, many workers refused since a new requirement was pushed, that is that the workers had to submit to the experimental Covid-19 vaccination and many workers refused because of fears regarding the possibility of short and long term safety of the vaccination. Further some refused that vaccination since aborted fetal cells were used in some steps in the development of the vaccination. Another issue, particularly in lower paid jobs, is that people became used to the extra money that they had been given while on job furlows and now refuse to return to low paying jobs, that do not pay enough to live a basic standard of living. These factors have greatly disrupted supply chain, not only in the United States but on a global basis.

NYC heat wave
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Thousands of New Yorkers are leaving
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History of Corona Virus read more
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For Historic Purposes. World Trade Center attack Unedited narration by Frank X. Didik who was an eye witness photo journalist, in close proximity. Elements of Mr. Didik's observation and photographs are in the official U.S. Congressional investigation of the attack. September 11, 2001 Read more

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Cell Phone Etiquette
Advice for the modern person - December 9, 2016 read more

Time to Rethink Bike Lanes
Advice for bicyle based cities
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Science and Education
Rethinking school and our education system

Should everyone attend college or university? ... read more ...

Can a college or a university really teach a person to be a businessman or an artist or good in any particular field? ... read more ...

How come all college undergraduate degree's require four years? Should some degrees require only one year while others perhaps six years? ... read more ...

What courses should and should not be taught at college or university? Can college or a university teach a person how to be a good business person, or how to be creative? ... read more ...

Reason, Logic and intellect is not reliable. The late Christopher Hitchens often stated that we should rely on our logic, reason and intellect to determine the truth. Many people who pride themselves as educated, intelligent and progressive believe the same. As reasonable as this seems, Galileo proved over 400 years ago that our logic, reason and intellect is unreliable and that only direct experimental data, should be relied upon. Galileo had dropped two balls of the same material, but different masses, from the Leaning Tower of Pisa to demonstrate that they would hit the ground at the same time, rather than the heavier ball hitting the ground first, as almost everyone, including Aristotle, 2000 years ago, had assumed. Our logic, reason and intellect is not reliable and should only be viewed as speculation. Only direct experimentation and obtaining the same results, over and over again should be relied upon.

 


There is an alternative to population control. Restricting and discouraging the formation of families in order to stabilize or reduce population infringes on the freedom and rights of every human. There is another much better approach...read more ...

Questioning the results of modern science. For the last 100 years, we have been experiencing the collapse of real science. Theories, speculation and fantasy is the norm today. By definition, the scientific method is the ability to test and re-test and always get the same results, over and over. If an idea or a theory can not be tested, the idea must be viewed as speculation and not considered true, till that idea is proven without a doubt. Scientific theory has moved to areas that are beyond our present capability of testing and gradually a number of unproven theories have become accepted as fact without any real proof. Further, new theories have been developed based on old theories. Thus we have a situation where science today is largely based on theory upon theory. If something can not be proven, it falls into the realm of philosophy rather than science. This has led to...read more ...


What if time varies along with all things, rather than being a constant? Consider that...read more ...

Can the speed of light vary, even if traveling under the same conditions, or in other words, is the speed of light really a constant? According to Einstein's theory of relativity, the speed of light is a constant but ...read more ...

Science and media hype: Any sudden "revolutionary" scientific discovery, even if such discovery is written about in every newspaper and scientific journal, should be greeted with skepticism. Such a discovery should only be accepted after the bulk of scientists have have had a chance to review the discovery and confirm that it is in fact correct. Such things that come to mind include cold fusion, the so called "God Particle" and even the recent stated discovery of a "gravitational wave". All too often such media hype has come and gone without any real discovery or fundamental change. ..read more ...

What percentage of information, contained in science books is accurate and true? Are we in a post science period? Many science books today present ...read more ...

It is time to retest scientific properties. Verify results. I suggest that the properties of all materials be re-tested using modern technology and certify the results. Melting and boiling points, conductivity, hardness, and all physical properties of materials should be re-tested ...read more ...

Honesty and integrity in scientific research is essential in order to advance our knowledge base. When a scientist has worked for years to prove a particular theory and finds out that their work hasbeen in vain, it is difficult to admit that their original assumptions were wrong. Still it is vitally important ..read more ...

 

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