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Columbus Day Parade Held In New York
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Did Columbus Really Discover America?

Columbus landed on the islands of Cuba and Hispaniola convinced that these were the outer islands of China.

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1986 WORLD SERIES
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The World Series: Then and Now

The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the home team Boston Americans 7-3 in the very first World Series game ever played in 1903.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Selective Service Act. (Flickr photo by 
ROBERT HUFFSTUTTER)
Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Selective Service Act. (Flickr photo by ROBERT HUFFSTUTTER)
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Is It Time to Bring Back The Draft?

Under current law, almost all male US citizens, and some male immigrants living in the US, between the ages of 18 to 25, are required to register with Selective Service.

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Friday The Thirteenth
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Friday The 13th – Do You Feel Lucky?

This year, 2013 is a real double whammy for folks who suffer from both “Triskaidekaphobia,” the fear of the number 13, and those with “Paraskavedekatriaphobia,” which is the fear of the actual day of Friday the 13th.

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MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 05:  A wreath laying is seen in front of teh old tower during the central memorial service commemorating victims of the 1972 Munich Olympics terrorist attack at the airport on September 5, 2012 in Fuerstenfeldbruck, Germany. Political leaders, Jewish representatives, diplomats and family members from Israel were among guests who arrived to commemorate the 11 Israeli athletes and one German policeman killed in the 1972 hostage-taking and its aftermath by members of the Black September Palestinian terrorist organization on the attack's 40th anniversary. Most of the victims, as well as five terrorists, were killed after an attempt by German police to intervene went wrong at the Fuerstenfeldbruck airport.  (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 05: A wreath laying is seen in front of teh old tower during the central memorial service commemorating victims of the 1972 Munich Olympics terrorist attack at the airport on September 5, 2012 in Fuerstenfeldbruck, Germany. Political leaders, Jewish representatives, diplomats and family members from Israel were among guests who arrived to commemorate the 11 Israeli athletes and one German policeman killed in the 1972 hostage-taking and its aftermath by members of the Black September Palestinian terrorist organization on the attack's 40th anniversary. Most of the victims, as well as five terrorists, were killed after an attempt by German police to intervene went wrong at the Fuerstenfeldbruck airport. (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images)
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The Munich Massacre

Terrorism has been with us for centuries. Instilling fear in others has always been a tactic used to control groups of people by dictators and radicals.

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29:  Employees and supporters demonstrate outside of a Wendy's and Burger King fast-food restaurants to demand higher pay and the right to form a union on August 29, 2013 in New York City. Across the country thousands of low-wage workers are expected to walk off their jobs Thursday at fast food establishments in several U.S. cities. Workers at KFC, Wendy's, Burger King, McDonald's and other restaurants are calling for a living wage of $15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29: Employees and supporters demonstrate outside of a Wendy's and Burger King fast-food restaurants to demand higher pay and the right to form a union on August 29, 2013 in New York City. Across the country thousands of low-wage workers are expected to walk off their jobs Thursday at fast food establishments in several U.S. cities. Workers at KFC, Wendy's, Burger King, McDonald's and other restaurants are calling for a living wage of $15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Happy Labor Day!!

Labor Day is set aside each year to honor the social and economic achievements of American Workers. In the past 200 years American workers have completely changed the world.

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WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 24: People visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'I have a Dream' speech on the National Mall on August 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. A commemorative march and a rally along the historic route followed in 1963 is led by civil rights leaders Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 24: People visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'I have a Dream' speech on the National Mall on August 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. A commemorative march and a rally along the historic route followed in 1963 is led by civil rights leaders Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — The Man

The Civil Rights Movement is always going to be a work in progress. Discrimination in its various forms will sadly always be with us.

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MEMPHIS, TN - AUGUST 12:  An Elvis fan views the Presley family headstone in the "Meditation Gardens" area of Graceland where Elvis Presley is buried during Elvis Week on August 12, 2002 in Memphis, Tennessee. 75,000 fans are expected to attend the celebration of all things Elvis which this year marks the 25th anniversary of Presley's August 16, 1977 death.  Graceland is the second-most visited home in America behind the White House.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Gettty Images)
MEMPHIS, TN - AUGUST 12: An Elvis fan views the Presley family headstone in the "Meditation Gardens" area of Graceland where Elvis Presley is buried during Elvis Week on August 12, 2002 in Memphis, Tennessee. 75,000 fans are expected to attend the celebration of all things Elvis which this year marks the 25th anniversary of Presley's August 16, 1977 death. Graceland is the second-most visited home in America behind the White House. (Photo by Mario Tama/Gettty Images)
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The King Is Dead: Long Live The King

As Elvis’ career unfolded most of us who grew up during that time thought that Elvis would be the next Sinatra. He’d end up in Vegas make a movie every now and then and be a national treasure.

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05:  "The Wizard of Oz" Ruby Red Slippers worn by Judy Garland in 1939 are displayed at a viewing at the Plaza Athenee on December 5, 2011 in New York City.  "The Wizard of Oz" Ruby Red slippers are a women's size 5 and appraised at $3 million dollars.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: "The Wizard of Oz" Ruby Red Slippers worn by Judy Garland in 1939 are displayed at a viewing at the Plaza Athenee on December 5, 2011 in New York City. "The Wizard of Oz" Ruby Red slippers are a women's size 5 and appraised at $3 million dollars. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
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“The Wizard of Oz” — Where Are You When We Need You?

Metaphors are powerful things and The Wizard of Oz is loaded with them. Almost every visual and line is filled with double meanings and positive reinforcement.

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: Revelers celebrate while walking down Fifth Avenue during the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 10, 2012 in New York City. The Puerto Rican Day Parade draws hundreds of thousands and was first celebrated in New York City in 1958. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: Revelers celebrate while walking down Fifth Avenue during the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 10, 2012 in New York City. The Puerto Rican Day Parade draws hundreds of thousands and was first celebrated in New York City in 1958. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
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Should Puerto Rico Become Our 51st State?

So what are your thoughts on this topic? Do we need a 51st state? We’d have 102 Senators and it would add five more representatives to the mix.

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