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!!!

Driving one another crazy

Problem

During a recent trip to California, I learned that drivers from the Golden State not only like to drive fast as hell, but they also love to talk trash about drivers from other states across the entire country. Californians are the biggest haters of drivers from Arizona to Vermont.

Dad's Weed Wacker

Idea

A Florida father decided to punish his son's weed smoking by selling the car he bought for him.

The online post is yielding him anonymous praises from the public who supports his tough love parenting proposition.

Dad put his foot down on his son's pot smoking joyriding by literally taking his keys away with the SUV out of the picture.

DISTRACTED DRIVING DETERRENT

Solution

A massive statewide crackdown on distracted driving, as part of April's designation as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. From April 10 to April 15, Troopers in marked and unmarked vehicles will aggressively ticket drivers using handheld devices—like smartphones—while behind the wheel.

PRESIDENTS DAY

Problem

On this Washington's birthday and a day to celebrate US Presidents, why are so many Americans protesting? Could it be because, in one month, Trump and his family have cost US taxpayers almost as much as the Obamas did in a year? There have to be other reasons.

Americans are holding impeach Donald Trump rallies on a holiday dedicated to honoring Presidents http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-faces-not-...

INCREASE MINIMUM WAGES

Idea

Employees at stores and fast food restaurants went on strike last year expressing their financial difficulties as a result of the minimum wage. The minimum wage is not high enough to cover basic costs of living in this country. Residents in NYC, Chicago, Detroit, LA, Boston, and St. Louis displayed their frustrations by picketing and or by striking.

HELLISH COMMUTE

Problem

If you are one of the many who happen to go to work in Manhattan on Friday, you may wish to consider staying put and telecommuting, if you are able to do so.

The Pope is in NYC, and everyone is bound to see and feel the impact, even if they try to stay far away from Francis’ big events.

Pope Francis’ visit to The Big Apple, the first since Benedict XVI toured the city for three days in 2008, will have wide ranging implications in major and expected ways -- like traffic -- while making some surprising impacts -- including to mail delivery.

Happy Birthday NYFD

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For over a century and a half, New York City’s bravest have been a source of great pride – and for good reason. Time and again, and during our city’s most difficult moments, the FDNY has answered the call of duty with valor and unwavering commitment.

The logo serves as a symbol of pride for the many sacrifices firefighters have made to protect countless New York City residents, who have found themselves in harm’s way.

FLIP FLOP DON

Problem

First says he will then say he won't, just to have the press write more about his camp pain promises that he does not keep. What doe that say about a candidate who continues to renege on all his pledges?

Will he ever pull back that curtain of secrecy and release his health records and #TRUMPTAXES? He now says he will not disclose results of a physical. Why will a fringe of voters blindly visit The Land of Oz, to follow his orange skin and fake yellow hair road?

NEWS QUICKIE

Other

HUNDREDS OF BANGLADESHIS LAND IN INDONESIA, MALAYSIA
Refugees abandoned by human traffickers inside their virtual prison ships and left them to fend for themselves.

TORNADO TEARS TEXAS TOWN
Couple of dozen injured and homes destroyed after a severe storm strikes the small Texas town of Van.

NEW CANCER REMEDIES
A new type of blood test is beginning to transform treatment, sparing patients the surgical and needle biopsies.

PRINCE DEBUTS BALTIMORE SONG AT 'RALLY 4 PEACE'
Dressed in gray as tribute to a man whose death in police custody drew international attention and local riots.

Bodies of Water

Problem

A body of water can be an accumulation of water, generally on a planet's surface. The term most often refers to oceans, seas, and lakes, but it includes smaller pools of water such as ponds, wetlands, or more rarely, puddles. However, in NYC it can have an entirely eerie meaning.

Public safety officials are investigating the discovery of another body which has surfaced in local waters. Another corpse was found, this time in the Central Park reservoir on Tuesday afternoon, according to the New York Police Department.

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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