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!!!

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.

COSTCO

Solution

What does Costco want to sell a whole lot more of? Loyalty is the premium the club promotes.

The membership warehouse club says it is dedicated to the best possible prices on quality, brand-name merchandise. With hundreds of locations worldwide, Costco provides a wide selection of merchandise, plus the convenience of specialty departments and exclusive member services, all designed to make the shopping experience a pleasurable one.

AMERICA

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AMERICA is a continent not a single country. Understand geography.

It is also called the New World, which are the combined continental landmass of the North America and South America continents in the Western Hemisphere. America covers 8.3% of the Earth's total surface area (28.4% of its land area.

Humans first settled America from Asia between 40,000 BCE and 15,000 BCE.

The first European discovery of and settlement in the Americas was by the Norse explorer Leif Ericson. However the colonization never became permanent and was later abandoned.

WRITE THE WRONG

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By offering headlines and leads that grab readers’ attention

Simplifying our language to avoid jargon and vague, or complex concepts

Using quotes effectively whenever it enhances our story

Utilizing tactics to increase the search-ability of our press

Managing edits that can compromise the quality of our content

Including key supporting materials that enhances the news experience

Generating coverage from the B2B outlets that cover our industry

Developing a productive media relationship with journalists and editors

Mourning Wake-Up Call

Idea

Acting with a judge's warrant, federal agents have searched the home of President Trump’s former campaign manager in Virginia. Investigators are reportedly following the money trail focusing on tax documents and banking records. Manafort’s Home Searched as Part of Mueller Inquiry https://nyti.ms/2vjjqH6

Manafort appears to be near the center of this probe. Manafort’s Home Searched as Part of Mueller Inquiry Analysis | Why is the FBI so interested in Paul Manafort that they were literally at his door before dawn? http://wapo.st/2vOZmh6?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.58b726a4c338

Hasta La Vista, Habana

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After more than 50 years of cold war the US and Cuba are warming up and agreed to have relations.... The diplomatic kind.

US is going to lift restrictions on banking and travel. Those restrictions date all the way back to when Fidel Castro took power in Cuba during the Cold War. Obama used executive authority to dial back restrictions, but it’s still up to Congress to give the OK to lift the whole embargo.

What The Fox Ailes You?

Problem

There is trouble brewing in TV rating paradise as the owner of the highly successful News channel may be worried about going down the tubes. Rupert Murdock and his sons are reportedly firing Roger Ailes following a lawsuit that was filed against a powerful TV Fat Cat.

Fox News' 13-day war http://politi.co/29X8vsZ

Roger Ailes, 21st Century Fox in talks for his departure http://usat.ly/2a992t7

Roger Ailes Got Us To Mistrust Everyone—Including Himself http://www.wired.com/2016/07/roger-ailes-got-us-mistrust-everyone-includ...

FRIENDS FOREVER

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The U.S. Postal Service and Japan Post have jointly issued Gifts of Friendship Forever stamps today, celebrating the American issuance during the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC.

The stamps feature beautiful images of flowering dogwood and cherry trees and honor the enduring connection between two nations on the centennial of the gift of dogwood trees from the United States to Japan in 1915.

NY Free Tuition

Solution

You must be delighted if you are like me, who has a child of age to qualify for free state tuition. If not and you have a kid starting college soon? You might want to move to New York.

The state becomes the first in the nation to make college tuition free for middle-class students at two-year and four-year public colleges. Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushed for the plan earlier this year. Lawmakers OK'd it in the state budget over the weekend.

New York just passed a $163 billion budget and a free college tuition plan http://for.tn/2oWWCI1

RIP GERRY GOFFIN

News

75 year old Gerry Goffin, who wrote many songs on the American Hit Parade has died. Gerry Goffin was born on February 11, 1939 in NYC, where he met, fell in love, married and wrote songs for Carole King and may others. Here's an eclectic sample sung by Ms. King. The young teenage couple shared an instinct for classic pop song construction and he was Carole's first love.

CAROLE KING GOFFIN/KING MEDLEY (PART 1): http://youtu.be/jQMcIJjTEwE via @YouTube

CAROLE KING - GOFFIN/KING MEDLEY (PART 2) SOMEONE WHO BELIEVES IN YOU: http://youtu.be/pe1dWaPnVLQ via @YouTube

Java ~ Cafe Benefits

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Researchers have found even more evidence that coffee can be good for you. People who drink regular, moderate amounts of coffee are less likely to die from a range of diseases, from diabetes to heart disease.

The cutoff seems to be around five cups a day, and even decaf coffee helps, the team at Harvard University's school of public health found.

But even heavy coffee drinking doesn't appear to offset the damage caused by smoking, they report in the journal Circulation.

6 Unique Ways To Drink Coffee https://youtu.be/ooUAVHJAcyk via @YouTube

Los investigadores han encontrado más pruebas que tomar café puede ser bueno. Las personas que beben cantidades regulares, moderados de café tienen menos probabilidades de morir a causa de una serie de enfermedades, desde la diabetes hasta enfermedades del corazón.

El punto de corte parece ser alrededor de cinco tazas al día, e incluso el café descafeinado ayuda, el equipo de la escuela de la Universidad de Harvard de la salud pública su encuentra.

Pero incluso el consumo de café pesada no parece compensar el daño causado por el tabaquismo, según informan en la revista Circulation.

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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