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New York City News - September-October 2021
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October 29, 2021 New York City Today is the deadline for all NYPD officers to take at least one of the experimental emergency authorized vaccinations, in

order to continue working for the NYPD. It is estimated that as many as 25% of the force has not been vaccinated. It remains to be seen, what will happen.

October 27, 2021 Some hospitals are reporting a huge spike in people who are suffering from organ failure and blood clots. The cause is a mystery, however some blame the experimental Covid-19 vaccinations, that are permitted to be used under the emergency authorization decree.

October 26, 2021 A huge backlog of container ships are waiting to unload off the coast of California. It is estimated that 500,000 containers or more must be unloaded. When one considers that one container is equivalent to one semi trailer truck, the magnitude of the problem becomes obvious. This undoubtedly is one of the reasons for the spot shortages found around the county. The cause? Apparently not enough dock workers and truck drivers. Perhaps the workers are tired of receiving relatively low wages or perhaps the political Covid mandates, requiring the workers to receive the Covid "vaccination" are to blame.

October 25, 2021 A huge protest of perhaps 50,000 protesters marched over the Brooklyn Bridge protesting Mayor DeBlasio's order that all city workers, city contractors and many private workers must be vaccinated in order to retain their jobs. Presently, none of the "vaccinations" have been approved by the U.S. Government and are only permitted to be used on an emergency basis. Further, all people involved in the vaccinations are indemnified from lawsuits incase of an adverse reactions or death. Presently, a reported on the Government sponsored website VARS that 18,000+ people have apparently died from the vaccination and hundreds of thousands have been injured, with injuries including paralysis, blindness, heart conditions and more. Protestors included off duty NYPD officers, off duty FDNY, teachers, Sanitation workers and many more. Curtis Sliwa, the Republican candidate for mayor, was among the marchers. Their battle cry was "we will not comply".

New York, NY October 25, 2021 Apparently some people who work for Citi, get to use the CitiBike for free as an apparent perk.

New York, NY October 25, 2021 For a free country, we do indeed have many of the elements described in the 1948 novel "1984".

New York, NY October 25, 2021 This bronze colored bust in located in Union Square Park and is of George Floyd. Mr. Floyd died while being arrested for passing a counterfeit $20 bill. Mr. Floyd also had a very long criminal record including armed robbery and home invasion, where he threatened to kill a pregnant woman and her unborn baby.

New York, NY October 25, 2021 A remote Covid 19 test center. Covid 19 seems to have become a political issue, which has eclipsed the original medical concerns.

New York, NY October 25, 2021 Homelessness is still a major issue in New York City and seems to have increased in recent years.

New York, NY October 25, 2021 This vender is openly selling marijuana in Washington Square Park and does not seem worried about the police, even though the open sale is still illegal.

October 24, 2021 Numerous anti vaccination protests were held around the city including at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn.

October 24, 2021 New York City. The city is filled with illegal, unregistered, uninsured motorcycles (including motorized bicycles, scooters and single wheel gyro vehicles) and unlicensed drivers/riders. This has caused a huge spike in major injuries, including paralysis, limb amputations, severe head trauma, as well as deaths. For reasons unknown, the Vehicle Traffic Safety Laws, of the State of New York are apparently not being enforced by the NYPD.

October 23, 2021 Jay Black, the lead singer of the very popular 1960's and 1970's singing group passed away. He was 82 years old. Some of their famous hit songs included "Only in America", "This Magic Moment", "Cara Mia" and many other hits.

October 22, 2021 Many of the Covid vaccination companies are not pushing for a third "boaster" shot.

October 21, 2021 According to the British newspaper "The Telegraph", the average age of people dying in England is 85 years old and have five underlying illnesses.

October 20, 2021 Inflation countrywide has gone sky high. From September 2020 to September 2021, meat prices has gone up by 22%, gasoline 40% and everything else about 20% or more.

October 20, 2021 Mayor DeBlasio has announced that all city workers must submit to one of the experimental Covid-19 "vaccinations" by November 1, 2021. It should be noted that the only (hastily) approved vaccination is made by Pfizer, however that particular vaccination is not available anywhere and the current Pfizer "Vaccination" is only being administered under the emergency authorization rules.

October 19, 2021 The TSA is apparently understaffed and delays are expected this holiday season. Perhaps it is time to repeal some of the hastily enacted laws after 911 and return to freedom and the American Way. There are always risks in life.

October 19, 2021 Though outdoor dining has been a hit among some people in NYC, there are others that view the often poorly built kiosks as an eyesore and a perpetual source of noise. Further, thousands of parking spots have been taken up by the kiosks. As a result, a lawsuit has been filed by some local citizens to remove the kiosks.

October 18, 2021 New York City is at war with private owned cars, or at least it seems that way. With the declining standard of living and the downward trend of real wages over the past 10 years, the number of cars in Manhattan has dropped by 19%. This has allowed the city to install bicycle lanes and removing one lane that normally would be used by vehicles. Further, the outdoor dining kiosks have eliminated thousands of badly needed parking spots in NYC. It is important to remember that drivers pay enormous gasoline taxes, surcharge taxes on their insurance, insanely high tolls in the NYC area, extremely high on street parking fees and not to mention, the Parking Violation Bureau fine, which is essentially an additional tax on drivers.

Pro gay and transgender graffiti on Fifth Avenue and 43 Street.

October 6, 2021 Brooklyn, NY Gasoline continues to shoot up in price, now being over 40% higher than a year ago. This Conoco Station on McGuinness Blvd in Greenpoint Brooklyn is one of the least expensive in New York. As of October 26, the price for super (93 octane) has increased to $3.69 per gallon.

Union Square in the early evening.

A pleasant, warm afternoon in Central Park around 73 Street.



October 14, 2021 An off duty NYPD police officer killed her ex girlfriend out of a jealous rage.

October 8, 2021 New York City. Shop lifting is going out of control in New York City. Unfortunately, a combination of the recent "bail reform" rules as well as a decline in prosecuting "petty crimes", many of the thieves who are caught, are quickly released and continue their criminal ways with impunity and without punishment.

October 4, 2021 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro stated that vaccine passports are about population control, rather than medical safety.

October 4, 2021 Thousands of NYC school teachers have been suspended because they have declined to take the experimental Covid Vaccination.

October 1, 2021 Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh tested positive for Covid 19.

September 29, 2021 Dollar Tree, the popular super discount store that has charged just one dollar for all products that they sell has announced that because of inflation, they will be increasing their prices on select items.

September 28, 2021 The FBI released crime statistics for 2020. In 2020, there were an estimated 1,277,696 violent crimes, an increase of 29.4% compared to 2019.

September 28, 2021 New York Governor calls in the National Guard to staff hospitals, after a sizable of hospital workers, including some nurses and doctors, refuse to take the mandated experimental vaccination.

New York, NY September 25, 2021 A pro Armenian/anti Turkish protest in Union Square.


New York, NY September 25, 2021 Union Square, along with Washington Square Park, is known for political and social protests.

September 25, 2021 Over 3,000 NYC school teachers have asked for Covid vaccination exemptions before the September 27th deadline.

September 25, 2021 New York Subway riders tore down advertisements from a popular dating site declaring them to be "vulgar, and disgusting", to the cheers of other strap hangers. In the past, there was an MTA committee that would consider all advertisements to weed out offensive adds. Apparently that is no longer the case.

September 23, 2021 It was revealed that the average age of a Covid death was greater than the average life expectancy age. In the UK, it is 82.5 years, Germany 83 years, Switzerland 86 years, Italy 86 years, Canada 86 years, USA 78 years and Australia 82 years. Further it was revealed that an astounding 99.2% of the Covid deaths had at least one other serious illness (comorbidity), including heart disease, dementia, cancer diabetes and other pre existing conditions. Further, over half had three or more serious pre existing conditions. Curiously, the overall death rate around the world has not increased since the start of the Covid pandemic.

September 23, 2021 Thousands of anti-vaccination and anti lockdown protesters in Switzerland have protested vaccination rules. There protests were met with water cannons .

September 23, 2021 President of Croatia has declared that Covid Vaccinations will not be required anymore. He joins several other countries who have declared the same. On the other hand, neighboring Slovenia has declared that people who have not taken the vaccination will not be allowed to buy gasoline.

September 23, 2021 Americans are taking the Covid vaccinations at the slowest rate since July.


For several years, the Manhattan Bridge is being renovated. The primary cable and some of the secondary cables have been encapsulated. What is surprising is that if you enlarge the photo, rust seems to be already developing around the bolts, even though the bridge is still being renovated.

The Manhattan Bridge

September 22, 2021 Catholic schools have been sued demanding a suspension for the Covid 19 Vaccination. Further, some individuals, claiming religious exemptions state that the experimental vaccines were tested on aborted baby cell lines. The Conference of Catholic Bishops as well as Pope Francis has stated that under certain conditions, it is permissible to accept such vaccinations, for the greater good.

September 22, 2021 Countrywide, home sales prices are down for a second month and the number of sales has dropped from a year ago.

September 21, 2021 Some economists are now estimating that inflation may be as high as 20%. The Federal Reserve stated that it believes that inflation will level off in 2022.

September 21, 2021 Melbourne Australia. Massive anti-Lockdown protests have occurred throughout Australia. Australia has been condemned for the excessive force used to enforce the lockdown rules.

September 21, 2021 New York, NY The NYC Department of Transportation have declared September 20 to September 27 "Gridlock Alert Days". This is because of the United Nations is having its annually General Assembly and many world leaders will be in the city. For security and for their comfort, many midtown streets are expected to be closed. Also, the FDR highway will have periodic closures. It is best to avoid midtown and the midtown east during this period.

September 20, 2021 Black Lives Matter has declared that New York City's vaccine mandate is racist and descrimatory against blacks.

September 20, 2021 Vatican City. Pope Francis has banned the unvaccinated from entering the Vatican. One might ask, where is his trust in God.

September 20, 2021 New York City. Revel electric motorcycles are not prohibited on the Queensboro bridge and the Manhattan bridge.

September 19, 2021 New York City. the highly unpopular "congestion pricing" may finally become a reality in New York City. Businesses, taxi companies and the remaining middle class, as well as people coming into the city from the outlying boroughs are very much opposed to this new tax. If "congestion pricing" becomes a reality, the price to enter Manhattan would be from $7 to $45. Businesses feel that they will lose significant customers, while at the same time, the cost to ship products to the stores will increase. They further feel that this additional tax will be another hurdle for small businesses who are already suffering from the questionable lockdowns or last year and earlier this year.

September 19, 2021 New York, NY Another huge rally against the recent Draconian measures taken by New York City to allegedly control the Covid virus took place today. Tens of thousands of people participated in this rally at time square including a large number of people of blacks, Latinos, Asians and Whites, chanted "We will not comply", "my body, my choice!", "no vaccine mandates", and "We are not slaves". The recent vaccine passport has greatly effected the Black community since it is estimated that only 12% have taken one of the experimental vaccines. Many Blacks equate what it happening to the Jim Crow laws of the south in the 1920's to 1950's. The idea of not being allowed into restaurants, bars and entertainment venues is akin to some Blacks as being forced to the "Back of the Bus" as Rosa Parks was in Montgomery Alabama in 1954, which set of the modern civil rights movement. Many people question the science behind the vaccination mandates, particularly when the scientific data seems to suggest that the vaccines do not seem to protect the vaccinated from either Covid or from the unvaccinated. there is also great concern regarding the safety of the vaccinations, considering the large number of people who have apparently died from the vaccination or who have experienced significant side effects, as shown on the U.S. Government website "Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System" at .

September 18, 2021 New York, NY The 64th annual General Von Steuben Day parade was held on Fifth Avenue from 68th Street to 86 Street. George Washington was essentially losing the Revolutionary War, when General von Steuben approached Genera Washington and explained how to organize and revamp the Continental Army in order to make the army into an effective fighting machine and ultimately gain independence from Britain. George Washington repeatedly wrote that the war would have been lost, had it not been for General Von Steuben. General Von Steuben's military guide to officers was used to train the U.S. Army, with modifications, till this day.

September 17, 2021 Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has accused the Biden administration of seizing monoclonal antibadies, which some believe can effectively treat Covid patients.

September 16, 2021 Nobel prize winner, Dr. Luc Montagnier, the discoverer of the HIV virus, has warned of devastating long term effects from Covid 19 vaccinations. Dr. Montagnier was awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine in 2008 for his discovery of the Human Immunodificiency Virus or HIV.

September 16, 2021 Covid 19 cases have spiked at Cornell University, even though 95% of the students have been vaccinated. This brings into question of the effectiveness of the vaccination and also the effectiveness of the Emergency Authorization of experimental, essentially untested drugs.

September 16, 2021 Dr Anthony Fauci stated that he would favor a vaccine mandate for air travel, thus limiting the rights of the unvaccinated from traveling.

A sun worshiping cult? No,simply people practicing Yoga at the park at the foot of Greenpoint Avenue in Brooklyn.


A sunset run in Greenpoint Brooklyn, by the East River.

New York, NY September 19, 2021 Washington Square Park. The sign used to say free hugs, but in this time of Covid hysteria, mere bumps have replaced hugs.


Brooklyn, NY September 15, 2021Conoco Gas station on McGuinness Blvd in Greenpoint is one of the lowest priced stations in New York.

September 14, 2021 Tens of thousands of people are protesting the Covid 19 vaccine mandate in lower Manhattan. This is one of the largest protests that the City of New York has seen in years. Most people are shocked by the sudden elimination of basic rights that have been guaranteed in the Constitution and basic natural rights. The right to work, pursuit of happiness, enjoying social events or simply eating in restaurants or the basic notion of my body, my choice. The country is clearly being divided and this division has the potential to not end well.

September 14, 2021 It has been revealed that Congress and Federal Judges are exempt from President Biden's vaccine mandate. It was further clarified that the United States Postal Service, being an independent entity, is not exempt from the vaccination mandate, however workers have a choice of being vaccinated or being tested once a week.

September 14, 2021 A Michigan Health Car System (Spectrum Health) stated that workers with Natural Immunity do not need to vaccinate immediately and have granted them a temporary stay.

September 13, 2021 The White House cut off President Biden's microphone during a live stream, when the President went off script. This has happened before. It is unusual for the President of the United States to be censored by his own staff.

September 13, 2021 According to the government funded VAERS, which lists reported adverse reactions to all vaccinations, an average of 70 people per day have died since July 24, 2021, because of the Covid Vaccination. Officially any deaths that occur within the first 14 days of vaccination are listed as Covid. After 14 days, it is a matter of question if the death was caused by the Covid vaccination or if the death was simply coincidental. Since July 24, 2021, 3,296 people have died, and thousands of people have had adverse reactions, some life changing, allegedly from the vaccination.

September 13, 2021 Washington DC. Apparently in order to encourage vaccinations, the city plans to go door to door and if necessary, come back 4, 5, or 6 times a day.

September 13, 2021 New York, NY NYC's indoor vaccine mandate officially starts today. At all indoor dinning and social events, patrons must show proof that they have been vaccinated. The fines to the business owner starts at $1,000 and repeat violations up to $5,000. Some say that up to 60% of NYC has been vaccinated, though others dispute this number. Thirteen city agencies are responsible to enforce this new vaccine mandate including the Department of Consumer Affairs, Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Buildings, Department of Transportation, Parks department, Sanitation department, FDNY, Housing Preservation and Development, Office of Special Enforcement, Street Condition Observation Unit, the Sheriffs office and the Taxi & Limousine Commission. How inspections will be conducted, without violating Federal Law is a matter of question, since asking a person their medical status would seem to violate the Americans With Disability Act and also portions of the Hippo rules. Further, it is estimated that only 12% of blacks has been vaccinated. Are they to be prevented from enjoying indoor dining. One might further ask if the vaccines are effective, why would it matter if unvaccinated people do as they please? The notion that the unvaccinated effects the vaccinated seems to defy science.

September 13, 2021 New York, NY At a large liberal Democratic fund raising event, costing $35,000 per person. held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art N.Y. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore a white dress with a large, red, lettering stating "Tax the Rich". Considering that everyone at the event would be considered wealthy, one can not overlook the irony and hippocracy of the dress. One may further question, "why should the rich be taxed at all? After all, they are the ones who create all of the jobs!".

New York, NY September 11, 2021 The 911 flood light, as seen from Jersey City, New Jersey. The memorial is no longer on the foot print of the twin towers, but rather is further downtown.

A block party in Williamsburg, just off of Kent Avenue.

Firemen practicing on Lafayette Street

September 11, 2021 Today is the twentieth anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001. One of the best accounts including not seen anywhere else photographs of 911 is the original Frank X. Didik's for News1 account of the aftermath of the attacks. Our story has been repeated around the world and is also mentioned numerous times in the official Seven World Trade Center NIST report. Your can access Mr. Didik's original report and photographs here.

A horrifying view of the NYC skyline from a grassy approach to the Brooklyn Bridge missing the two twin Towers of the World Trade Center. About 10:15AM

A view of Manhattan from the walk way over the Brooklyn Bridge.

A thick, eye irritating, choking smoke engulfed most of lower Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn Heights.

September 9, 2021 President Biden has issued an executive order that orders all companies with over 100 employees, to make sure that their workers are Covid vaccinated. Thirteen states have passed laws prohibiting companies from ordering workers to be vaccinated in order to work. The U.S. Constitution states that states have the right to make their own laws, if the Federal Government does not have a law covering a particular area. It remains to be seen if a presidential decree carries that same weight as a law created by Congress. The official estimate is that two thirds of the country has been vaccinated, however many people question that statistic. Many people feel that this presidential decree will divide the country.

September 8, 2021 President Biden has fired key Trump military appointees. The normal appointment time is 3 years, which is written into the law, so it remains to be seen what will happen.

September 8, 2021 NYPD officers are ordered to take the Covid vaccine or be tested, at their own expense, on their own time, once a week for the virus.

September 2, 2021 A massive rainstorm hit New York City and the surrounding area causing over 50 deaths. Some subway stations were completely filled with water. Many cars along low lying highways are under water.



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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.

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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.

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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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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 ...

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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. 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? 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, 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 more ...

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June 2021 New York Opens up for summer and about the Tokyo Olympics
Late May 2021 NYC is coming back to life.
Early May 2021 Covid hysteria is dying down and people are beginning to live life
April 2021 NYC and the World
March 2021 Life in NYC getting back to a new normal
February 2021 Snow, cold, people getting used to the socalled "New Normal". Relative calm in NYC
January 2021 Protests around the United States including in Washington DC, NYC Snow storms, eating outside in the cold in NYC
Christmas Time 2020 Christmas time 2020, election results between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, Protests and more
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May and June 2020 Massive protests, looting and rioting by the groups Antifa and Black Lives Matter. Also shows the after effects of a boarded up city.
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February 2021 Snow, cold, people getting used to the socalled "New Normal". Relative calm in NYC
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Eric Adams Wins!

He will be the next mayor of the City of New York. Congratulations Mr. Adams. The city is depending on you to do your very best, restore order and again make New York City even greater than it was before! endorses Mr. Eric Adams as 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. We are 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.

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Inflation. Apparently, inflation is back, though not as severe as in 1980-1982. Items such as housing purchases, used automobiles, fuel and food has increased by a fairly high amount, with some estimating this to be about 15% over the past four months.

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.

Massive inflation coming? Frank X. Didik, January 2, 2020. At the start of 2020, it is 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.

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

NYC heat wave
NYPD Chief of Department attacked
Thousands of New Yorkers are leaving
A new job apprenticeships website
New Federal hiring guidelines
NYPD shows extreme professionalism and restraint Read more
NYC under curfew read more
Stores looted May 31, 2020 read more
Protests erupt in NYC read more
Congress proposesTRACE Act read more
History of Corona Virus read more
Gasoline & fuel prices plumet read more

Covid-19 April 2020 news. read more
Corona Shut-down read more
Congress aproves of2 trillion read more
Protestors object to shutdown read more
Photographs of empty New York Citymore
Federal reserve on Covid-19 read more

Prior News


Question: If people who are protesting are paid to protest, is it really a protest?

Question: If a humanitarian organization is paid for their services, are they really a humanitarian organization?

Question: If a charity receives most or all of its money from the government, is it really a charity considering that the tax payer is paying for their services?

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

Time to Rethink Bike Lanes
Advice for bicyle based cities
 - August 3, 2016 read more

On 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.


On Business

Investing in Startups. Good idea or bad? Is investing in a Startup, that has never proven itself in the market place, a good idea or a waste of money (and talent)? Historically, investors invested in companies that were swamped with orders and making money, but needed additional money to ... read more ...

Most efficient brain-storming method and how to make morning office meetings more productive and interesting ... read more ...

Superior advertising results

Producing the very best and most effective TV commercials The single purpose of a television commercial is to sell the product or service. The fact that an advertisement might be interesting, funny, informative or well produced is secondary to the main purpose, which is to sell the product or service. One should never leave the creation of the television commercial to the television producer or the video editor. ... read more ...

Building the most effective business websites Never let a "web designer" develop the website for you. A web designer should be produce the website under the supervision of an on line marketing master, usually working with ... read more ...


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 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 more ...

What if time varies along with all things, rather than being a constant? Consider 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 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. 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 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 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 more ...
(New York City, USA)
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