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!!!

Walk Around

Solution

Did you know that every year on the first Wednesday in April is National Walking Day?

This day is set aside by the American Heart Association to encourage us all to get out on their own two feet and walk for their health.

Health benefits of brisk walking include reduced body fat, lower blood pressure and it facilitates lower mortality rates from cardiovascular disease. Just make sure you pick up the pace.

Also, if you take a walk, but make sure you put it back.

SADDER MATTERS

Problem

Sadness is a human emotion that most feel at one time or another. It's not the same as depression, but it may sometimes lead to it.

Sadness helps appreciate happiness. When our mood eventually changes from sadness to happiness, the sense of contrast adds to the enjoyment of the mood.

There are ways to experience sadness in a healthy way and to allow this emotion to enrich your life:

Denying such feelings may force them underground, where they can do more damage with time. Cry if you feel like it. Notice if you feel relief after the tears stop.

Stepping Stones Outlook

Other

The recently completed third quarter reminded us that financial markets entail risk even as the
Federal Reserve continues to pursue its extraordinary monetary policies adopted during the
financial crisis seven years ago. The third 10% stock market correction since the bull market
emerged in 2009 came after a record stretch of time without one. However, the volatility was
minor compared to the Black Monday crash of October 19, 1987 which convinced President
Reagan to establish the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets. Comprised of the

Civility now, more than ever

Idea

Listen and pay attention
Acknowledge others
Think the best
Be inclusive and tolerant
Speak kindly and smile
Accept and give praise
Respect others' opinions
Mind your body language
Be agreeable to everyone
Keep it down and rediscover silence
Respect other people's time and space
Apologize earnestly
Assert yourself, but avoid personal questions
Care for your others and be a considerate
Think twice before asking for favors
Refrain from unnecessary complaints
Accept and give constructive criticism
Take care of nature and the environment
Don't shift responsibility and blame

Electoral College

Other

Election Day is less than one month away. And while candidates fight for your vote, it’s important to know what happens after you cast it.

US voters don’t vote directly for a presidential candidate. The process, as laid out by the founding fathers, is a little longer and more complex. USAGov can help you understand where your presidential vote goes after you pull the lever on Election Day.

MEDIA MEGA LIST

Other

NEWSPAPERS/MAGAZINES
A

Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Albuquerque Tribune
American Enterprise
American Prospect
American Spectator
Arizona Business Gazette
Arizona Republic
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Army Times
Arts & Letters Daily
Asbury Park Press (NJ)
Austin Chronicle
Austin American-Statesman
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlantic Monthly

B

Baltimore Sun
Billboard
Boston Globe
Boston Herald
Broadcasting and Cable
Buffalo News
Business Week

WATER ON THE WAY?

Solution

AFTER A WEEK WITHOUT IT A WARM FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE WEST TONIGHT AND
THE CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND A THUNDERSTORM WILL INCREASE AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TEMPERATURES WILL BE AROUND 50...TO NEAR 60 IN THE NYC METRO AREA.

THE WARM FRONT PUSHES THROUGH WITH SHOWERS DURING SATURDAY
MORNING. A SOUTH TO SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW WILL RESULT IN A GOOD
DEAL OF CLOUDS AND A WARMER AND MORE HUMID START TO THE WEEKEND.

THERE IS ANOTHER CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND POSSIBLE A FEW
THUNDERSTORMS FOR SATURDAY NIGHT. SOME HEAVIER SHOWERS MAY
OCCUR WITH ANY THUNDERSTORMS.

DEMOCRACY FOR ALL

Solution

A constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision and to restore the principle of one voice, one vote in our electoral process has been introduced.

This Democracy for All Amendment would reverse destructive Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United v. FEC, that have given corporations and the wealthiest donors the right to buy unlimited influence in our elections. Crowley joins Reps. Over 100 members of US Congress support the constitutional amendment.

WAKE UP CALL

Issue

PLEASE Appreciate, recognize and respect the fact that without our parents , we would not be who we are.

Realize how difficult and hard it is to do something on your own and always appreciate the importance and the value in helping our family. This is what all employers look for in people they hire. They want someone who can appreciate the help of others , a person who knows the hardship of others to accomplish goals, and a person who does not put money as the only goal in life.

CARDINAL EGAN FUNERAL

Announcement

EDWARD CARDINAL EGAN FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

After consultation with his family, the following funeral arrangements have been made for Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop-Emeritus , who died yesterday.

MONDAY, MARCH 9

Reception of the Body – St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Private Family Visitation

10 am – 12 pm

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