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!!!

Sex Updates

Issue

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

Idea

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

Other

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

GOP Replacement Bill

Solution

TRUMPCARE Premiums will be higher for older Americans. Under Obamacare, insurers were able to charge a 64-year-old three times more for a policy than a 21-year-old. The AHCA will allow insurers to charge the older population five times more than younger people. States will be able to obtain waivers to charge even more than five times the amount.

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

News

FLASH FLOODING THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT......FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT... HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK....FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT... THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT...NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND SOUTHEAST NEW YORK.

To Tell The Whole Truth

Solution

Truth be told, all politicians lie to get elected. Some get away with telling lies more than others. The real reason why politicians lie is because the public doesn't want to hear the truth. The 2016 presidential election is an example of this.

ABC TV

Issue

American Broadcasting Company means exactly what it says. The TV network is tops in US ratings and this in no duck tale. They are America's Broadcasting Company.

The Disney owned and operated ABC TV is enjoying success on many fronts, including news and information content.

MOURNING MOON?

Problem

For those who missed it, earthlings saw the brightest moon the world has seen in seven decades, which light up the sky. "Supermoon" reached its most luminescent phase in North America before dawn.

#Supermoon shines 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than normal moons. But if you wish to know more, or just missed it...

Extra Rare Supermoon Makes For Stunning Photos http://cbsloc.al/2fPBJsY

Supermoon shines bright, closer than it's been in 70 years http://usat.ly/2fqoxOe

BMW OWNERS ARE BIG JERKS

Other

A couple of studies in America and in Europe provide similar statistical evidence that all BMW drivers are total and complete complete jerks.

The research alos found that drivers of BMWs were also more likely to cheat at four-way-stop intersections, according to the findings.

In one study, motorists were asked to identify the make and color of the car from which they have most frequently suffered road-rage incidents and BMW topped the majority of responses.

90 YEARS YOUNG

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The first lady of City Island celebrated her 90th birthday a couple of days late, but its always better late than never. Her official birthday was actually on May 26, as previously reported on CITY IMAGES, but the top secret surprise party was finally scheduled for last night.

The Morris Yacht and Beach Club, located on scenic and historic City Island, New York, was the venue chosen by Jackie Kyle Kalls's two delightful nieces Lauren and Leslie. These two loving family members were the ones who organized the beautifully choreographed birthday bash.

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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