Citizens Soap Box

Category

City Images wishes to know what's on your mind... Speak up, citizens!

This originates from the days when individuals would stand on a wooden crate used for shipment of soap or any other dry goods from a manufacturer to a distributor.

So, we want to know what's bugging you? Write to your heart's content.

What's keeping you up at night and worth sharing with the online community?

The truth is many of our leaders don’t know enough about what we want and need. Your stories help them better understand the value of the taxes you and your families pay to support your area.

We’ve already sent multiple messages to our elected leaders. And each time you send legislators your thoughts, they get the message: we want fair and clear rules for all our citizens.

Now, it’s your turn to make your voice be HEARD!!!

Donald Trump gets to treat everyone around him, from his aides to the press to the people targeted by his policies, as his own personal punching bag because he’s never been confronted with anyone more powerful than he is who punches back.

MARK TWAIN MUSIC

Issue

Born on November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri, Samuel L. Clemens was best know as Mark Twain. He went on to write well known novels, including two major American classics, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He worked as a riverboat pilot, journalist, lecturer, entrepreneur and inventor.

Global Cyberattcks

Problem

Global security warfare and a worldwide cyber attack of ransomware have spread to thousands of computers as people log in at work, disrupting business, schools, hospitals and daily life.

This is the reportedly largest cyber attack ever seen and hackers of NSA malware are the culprits. Computers shut down over the weekend may be harboring a virulent ransomware virus ready to attack as a new workweek begins.

THE WONDER OR WANDER YEARS

Other

Find a career mentor. You're not alone in this as much as you may think so while staring at the ceiling and struggling to fall asleep at night. Not only do you have family and friends; you've got coworkers, bosses and teachers who'd be happy to help. So get on their calendar and learn their magical ways. Being able to articulate your goals aloud can help make them feel real.

Public Health Crisis

Problem

Utah declares pornography a public health crisis, The National Center on Sexual Exploitation and State Senator Todd Weiler announced in an official ceremony this week that Utah Governor Gary Herbert has signed a resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis.

City Island Boondoggle?

Problem

Two years ago, NYC DOT opened a temporary bridge to serve as a connector to and from City Island. As work began to replace we wondered if the long-standing permanent bridge would actually be replaced with a new, state of the art structure? Can today's ceremony of the new City Island Bridge be the calm before the storm? Could this also happen here? https://youtu.be/cH3Cz6g2Gz4

100 YEARSINATRA

Attraction

Frank Sinatra continues to have an immeasurable influence on popular culture: music, film, art, theater, fashion and beyond. Sinatra was a true one-of-a-kind personality whose incredible achievements continue to inspire greatness in others.

INFIDEL FIDEL

Problem

Cuban descendants and those born there like me do not mince words while making personal comments on the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

Who's To Blame For A Possible Meltdown?

News

US voters are finally beginning to wake up and starting to think about the next election and how to exercise their individual right to hold public servants accountable.

What is your personal opinion on who is responsible for the partial government shutdown? While the public esteem sinks for everyone of the players in this growing impasse, which includes President Obama and the Congressional gang of political malcontents.

This situation has unfortunately turned into a serious conflict, with no heroes and there's plenty of disdain to go around. What is your opinion?

CITY ISLAND WELCOME

Attraction
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The City Island Chamber of Commerce Tourism Director Maria Caruso rolled out the welcome mat and hosted NYC Metropolitan area Hotel Concierges, Tour Guides and Travel Professionals to experience and enjoy the delights City Island, along with its its surrounding area have to offer the public at large. The all day even was a total success.

City Island is the the best kept secret in NYC and Maria's tour changed that, with a little help from her friends and the local press, which was also invited.

Schedule:

9A - Pick up from Midtown Manhattan via The Bronx Trolley.

Tax Plan or Tax Scam?

Idea

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin meets Koch conservatives to promote #Trumptaxplan. Has anyone seen his taxes yet? The American taxpayer must be able to understand the full scope of #TRUMPTAXES.

How can the administration forge a close collaboration with the Koch brothers and President Trump, when his own taxes are not known? Are the Koch brothers gearing up to convince US their version of tax reform means only the 1% deserve tax cuts?

Comments

Query

Is the poem the only one in the Citizens' Soap Box? Where are the rest, if any?

DEAR LADY

Dear Lady standing by the sea
You are a welcome sight to see
I have left the walls and shores of tyranny
And now I gaze at thee
You stand so tall for all to see
Your burning torch lights up the night
So all can see your Crown of Liberty
We who have come from across the sea
Stand on crowded decks to gaze at thee
I know that if by chance you gaze at me
My only wish is to be free
Dear Lady standing by the sea.

By City Islander Jim Mullarkey
82nd Airborne Division