Citizens Soap Box

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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!!!

Nude Recreation Week

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I first became acquainted with it, when as a young reporter I attended a Miss Nude World Pageant at The Seminole Nudist Camp in Davie Florida. I brought along a friend who suddenly showed much interest in journalism.

Seminole Health Club & Resort, Broward's sole remaining nudist camp, converts to campground - http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-09-13/news/fl-nudist-resort-closes...

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US Most Importatnt Holiday

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On this Memorial Day, please take a moment to pause and remember the fallen heroes, and those who served, like my late brother Antonio J Soto III.

Also, please say thank you to all current members of our military, as well as US Veterans. Thank them for their great service. We don't know them all. but we owe them all.

If it were not for Memorial Day, we would not have this great nation. It is still the best country on earth, where people of all races, cultures and religions have frown the melting pot into a rich, mixed and unique salad.

UNSUNG HERO: NELLIE BLY

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In honor of Women’s History Month, some unsung heroes and stories of the women’s suffrage movement. You can find more of those well-known and not-so-well-known stories in our Digital Classroom “Women, Their Rights and Nothing Less ” module, endorsed by NCSS. To access these resources, you must be signed into the Digital Classroom; registration is free.

US Civil Liberties

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A federal judge has granted an emergency stay to temporarily allow people who landed in this country with a valid visa to remain. The New York district court judge bars The US from deporting travelers with valid visas covered by Trump's executive order.

District Court Judge Ann Donnelly ruled in favor of a habeas corpus petition filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The federal judge blocked Trump from deporting people here and detained at US airports.

TIS THE SEASON TO BE...

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We're officially in "The Season."

The season when the social calendar is overflowing with events, conferences, seminars, parties and all kinds of gatherings which involve all of us meeting and greeting many people from various backgrounds, religious beliefs and different cultures.

Lots and lots of different people. And often, all at once. If even thinking about being with lots of people makes you want to stay home and take a nap, you're not alone.

That's because as much as one third to a half of the population considers themselves introverts.

ACADEMIC FREE SPEECH

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Open dialogue, conversations, discussions and debates which spark student learning occur in the classroom, during student group meetings, and everywhere on campus.

Sex Updates

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What could be killing sex lives of many couples? Erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation impair the quality of sexual intercourse for both men and their female partners.

Medical research published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that there are actually two more surprising reasons to add to the list: a man’s relationship with his mother as a child, and how old he was when he first fell in love.

Stress-Free Flying

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Do you know the Secrets of Stress-Free Flying and searching tricky travel sites for best prices? JetBlue, Southwest, Virgin America, and Alaska Airlines got top Economy Flyer Rating, first class passengers, but not overly impressed with United Airlines and American Airlines.

There’s not much to enjoy about airline travel these days, economy seats are cramped, flights are packed, and passengers pay an ever-expanding number of fees for things that used to be free, says Consumer Reports in its latest investigation and airline rating survey.

NEWS QUICKIE

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TEXAS CARTOON CONTEST SHOOT OUT SHOWDOWN
Two gunmen killed and police bomb squad searches their vehicle as a safety precaution.

NEPAL NEEDS GLOBAL ASSISTANCE
More than 7 thousand are dead and Nepal needs immediate help from the international community.

CURFEW LIFTED IN BALTIMORE
There are no confrontations between protesters and police as there had been on previous nights.

GOP LONG-SHOTS
Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee are expected to launch their runs for US President.

MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU*STAR WARS DAY

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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