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David Letterman, NYC Mayor Bill deBlasio, and the MTA have all been in the news recently.

For very different reasons, of course.
I'll tell you why.
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Lots of stories in the news during the past month.

I take the time to comb through a bunch of them and bring them back from memory.
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I'm catching up on my cache of news stories this week.

We talk about a cop caught lecturing an Uber driver, how the NYPD wants to add more police for the first time in a decade, and how the city is trying to save mom and pop businesses.
All this and the advent of the 2015 New York Mets!
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I've been a lot of places, but not in the last year or so.

Travel has become such a hassle I'm not really looking forward to the possibility of more trips. But when you have kids, you have an obligation to show them the world. Or at least a reasonable facsimile. 
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We have candidates declared for the 2016 election.

I went web-hunting and boy, did I find negative stuff about them.
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The boys are on their school vacation this week, so we've been planning activities for them.

We went to a children's entertainment event at the Jericho Public Library that turned into a slight incident. The key word in that sentence is "public."
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo seems to be doing a pretty solid job. So why are his polls numbers down? And is really that important to be GOOD at your job as well as popular?

This and other gripping New York-based news tales this week.
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A report came out talking about how New Yorkers have the worst commutes, nationally, spending more time away from home than any other metropolitan city.

The following week, the MTA (which runs the mass transit systems for the city) raised its rates.
And then frantically, as if unaware of the turmoil this would cause, announced that "plans were being formulated" to fix the system. Not an announcement OF the fixes...just that fixes were forthcoming.
Imagine that. Imagine being an MTA customer for 30+ years like myself.
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Our culture is predominantly youth-oriented.

Yet there are many societies that revere the elderly.
Is this something that could be done in our culture?
Also - thanks everybody. This episode marks my third anniversary as a podcaster!
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Some stories from the newspapers caught my eye, including one about a man named Ferrari and what the cops did with his Ferrari.

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