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.

10 Rules of Writing

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Crime novelist and screenwriter Elmore Leonard passed away last month at age 87.

During his 60-year career, Leonard wrote nearly 50 novels, 26 of which were adapted for television or movies. Films like Out of Sight, Get Shorty and 3:10 to Yuma all were inspired by Leonard's works.

OPERATION DRY WATER

Solution

The US Coast Guard has launched Operation Dry Water as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to boating under the influence.

Operation Dry Water is a year-long campaign with heightened enforcement leading up to the Fourth of July, a period known for increased boating and alcohol use.

Coast Guard boarding officers will be on the water educating boaters about the dangers of boating under the influence and detecting boaters who are impaired.

PHYSICAL EXERCISE

Idea

Do you want to feel better? Staying fit equals best physical activity. It also means having the energy to feel as good as possible. Keeping your body in shape can also improve your health.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/exercise/ar...

http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/default.htm

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These songs could help you shake your body:

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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEWS YEAR

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"圣诞快乐"
"GOD JUL"
"BUON ANNO"
"JOYEUX NOEL"
"VESELE VANOCE"
"メリークリスマス"
"MELE KALIKIMAKA"
"NODLAG SONA DHUIT"
"BLWYDDYN NEWYDD DDA"
"С Рождеством Христовым"
"FELIZ NATAL"
"BOAS FESTAS"
"FELIZ NAVIDAD"
"MERRY CHRISTMAS"
"KALA CHRISTOUGENA"
"VROLIJK KERSTFEEST"
"Χαρούμενα Χριστούγεννα"
"FROHLICHE WEIHNACHTEN"
"BUON NATALE-GODT NYTAR"
"HUAN YING SHENG TAN CHIEH"
"WESOLYCH SWIAT-SRETAN BOZIC"
"MOADIM LESIMHA-LINKSMU KALEDU"
"HAUSKAA JOULUA-AID SAID MOUBARK"
"즐거운 성탄"
"'N PRETTIG KERSTMIS"
"ONNZLLISTA UUTTA VUOTTA"
"Z ROZHDESTYOM KHRYSTOVYM"
"NADOLIG LLAWEN-GOTT NYTTSAR"
"FELIC NADAL-GOJAN KRISTNASKON"
"S NOVYM GODOM-FELIZ ANO NUEVO"
"GLEDILEG JOL-NOELINIZ KUTLU OLSUM"
"EEN GELUKKIG NIEUWJAAR-SRETAN BOSIC"
"KRIHSTLINDJA GEZUAR-KALA CHRISTOUGENA"
"SELAMAT HARI NATAL - LAHNINGU NAJU METU"
"SARBATORI FERICITE-BUON ANNO"
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"BOLDOG KARACSONNY-VESELE VIANOCE "
"MERRY CHRISTMAS - - HAPPY NEW YEAR"
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"FELICES PASUAS-EIN GLUCKICHES NEWJAHR"
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Partners Need Love

Problem

Do you find yourself wrapped up in your career, school, or taking care of the kids? You’ve stretched yourself too far and now you cannot extend yourself further. You're trying to spread your time everywhere but your relationship. Ask yourself are you neglecting your partner? Has your relationship taken a backseat? Have you felt the cold shoulder?

Your Partner is Not A Priority. Do you ignore phone calls or text messages because you're just too occupied? Have you made important decisions without consulting your partner?

NEWS QUICKIE

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EARTH DAY
Take care of Mother Nature and celebrate every day as Earth Day, because it's the only home we have.

TAKING IT TO THE STREETS
They're mad as hell and wont take it any more, after Freddie Gray suffered a fatal injury in a police van.

TSARNAEV'S DEFIANCE
Prosecutors show the jury a photo of the Boston bomber extending his middle finger to the jail camera.

WHAT HAPPENED TO BILL?
Clinton's presidential camp-pain stops include stories about her family, all but the infamous, Mr. Bill.

HBO BLOW TO CABLE

The Art of A Scam?

Issue

Fox TV's much promoted and long awaited interview between The Donald and Megyn was broadcast last night and instead of the much-anticipated hardball session, it appeared to be a series of softballs and we wonder if some were previously approved questions.

The on again and off again feud between the two may have just been about posturing and just to attract ratings if last night's interview was a good indicator. Is this going to be classified as an infomercial, or a scam alert?

Megyn Kelly goes too easy on Donald Trump in her Fox infomercial, er, special http://fw.to/CNmvOlh

Good God Almighty?

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Why did innocence meet a sad and sudden death at yet another American church? At least 26 men, women, and children were massacred inside a small community church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, yesterday when a lone gunman entered during morning prayers and opened fire with an automatic weapon.

This madness has to stop before any more innocent Americans die. They are calling it a human mistake. Air Force Error Allowed Texas Gunman to Buy Weapons https://nyti.ms/2j7nUwD

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

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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

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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