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Awakenings: We Survived!

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To All The Kids Who Survived
the 1940's, 50's, 60's and 70's!!

Share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good. While you are at it, forward it to your kids, so they will know how brave and lucky their parents were.

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Includes special poetry from Remembering...

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Awakenings: MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!

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I was immediately drawn to the title of a post by Alastair today since it was a pun on the Star Wars' line 'May the Force be with you!" I smiled and reflected for a moment on my encounter with the first Star Wars movie in 1977. Little was it known at the time that Star Wars would become a legend, an icon, practically a household word. The smiles on camera were just the beginning of a movie phenomenon!

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Who was/is your favorite Star Wars character and/or episode?

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Awakenings: Thank You, Soldiers!

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Awakenings honors our soldiers, past, present and future...without them, America would not be the America as we know it today. Next time you see a soldier, shake his/her hand and express how much you appreciate the services performed and sacrifices endured by each and every one. They are the life's blood of American freedom!

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Honor, respect and support the United States of America military!

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Sharla Shults's curator insight, April 25, 2013 8:38 PM

Honor, respect and support the United States of America military!

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You Don't Have to Reinvent the Wheel, Just Everything Else

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Bicycle design has remained relatively unchanged for 120 years, but technology has given us tools unimaginable a century ago. The “Maker Movement” is taking advantage of 3D printers and cloud manufacturing and we have a new industrial revolution. There are over 1 billion bikes in the world—let’s start hacking.

 

A bike can be an instrument of change, but we must be the fuel.

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Hot! Hot! Sizzlin'! Seemingly small choices you make, like riding a bike, can make a difference and shape a city!

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History Engine: Tools for Collaborative Education and Research

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The History Engine is an educational tool that gives students the opportunity to learn history by doing the work—researching, writing, and publishing—of a historian. The result is an ever-growing collection of historical articles or "episodes" that paints a wide-ranging portrait of life in the United States throughout its history and that is available to scholars, teachers, and the general public in our online database.


Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Learn by doing...History does NOT have to be boring!

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Is it time for the US to give up on the Constitution? Could we do better?

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I can't say if the PBS program content will be fair and unbiased. Many argue that PBS management is biased towards a liberal/leftist/progressive ideology, and there is evidence that this may be true....

 

I RECEIVE REGULAR missives proposing that we rewrite the Constitution. You've probably seen them, too. They come in chain letters passing from computer-to-computer around the Internet. They originate with members of both sides of the ideological divide. I don't pass them on because, more often than not, their concerns are rooted in their ignorance of constitutional law. The problem is that schools today are staffed by teachers who were never properly educated in the Constitution. How can they possibly teach anything they so poorly understand themselves?

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I am a huge proponent of the US Constitution! So, mark it on your calendars – May 7th. Watch the series.

 

"We can get together afterwards and debate. However, if you are inclined to argue that the present Constitution is out of date, in need of reform, or should be replaced, you should first understand the one we already have; otherwise I won't lend much credence to what you have to say!" ~ Jack Durish

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Margaret Silhasek's comment, February 22, 11:20 PM
I agree with both Kenna and Hope in the aspect that people don't understand it, and that's why they think we need a new Constitution. I think the creation of a new Constitution would be impossible. The Constitution was created around the birth date of our nation, and the writers had one goal in mind: be a united country that could govern themselves. Nowadays, I think the people that would write this would be too self-centered and not have the right ideas that encompass the American dream.
Logan Felten's curator insight, April 9, 9:54 PM

Being a student and seeing how much we actually use the constitution throughout school, I would say 90% of the students just know the overview of the constitution. Kids know the constitution as a piece of paper that a bunch of dead guys signed, but none of them know truly in depth, why. With this I'm torn in my answer of whether it should be rewritten or not, solely based on the fact that it obviously has worked for a number of years to guide our country with order. The other part of me thinks, what percent of the population actually knows more about the constitution other than what they have seen in the movie "National Treasure". 

pdowds30's comment, April 12, 5:03 PM
The Constitution would not be logical if it didn't have some flaws. We can't create a custom constitution for each person's situation. Amendments were created for this simple fact. The U.S. Constitution should absolutely not be forced out of law because its the longest known to stay in effect. More amendments can be made as needed, but there is not a reason to completely trash something that has kept our country united for so long.
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New York City Needs A New Sustainable Model for Fashion Production

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New York City Needs A New Sustainable Model for Fashion Production

 

Sometimes an industry simply can’t move forward without changing the conversation and embracing more sustainable business models.  My name is Bob Bland, and I am a Brooklyn-based serial entrepreneur and community art advocate. I'm also a professional apparel and graphic designer with previous experience everywhere from Ralph Lauren to Marc Jacobs. I founded Brooklyn Royalty in 2006 as a growing number of industry veterans grew tired of designing quality merchandise extolling the virtues of New York City, only to have it produced in China. We dedicated ourselves to a vision of completely Made In USA labels utilizing local sourcing in the Garment District and all five boroughs whenever possible. In the last two decades, the U.S. has lost 80 percent of its apparel manufacturing jobs, and post-recession there has been little growth because designers lacked the infrastructure, resources, and industry support necessary to make substantial gains in domestic production.
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Made in USA...not a bad idea! In fact, a GREAT idea!

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