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.

IMMIGRATION EMERGENCY

Issue

US Congressional Hispanic Caucus members have called for quick action to address the humanitarian crisis involving unaccompanied minors entering this country, little is being actually accomplished.

Media organizations have the duty to make the obvious case of racism here. If these kids, or young adults were white fleeing violence, para-military gangs and drug cartels, there would be no outrage.

It's just that their skin is too dark for those who call this an immigration problem and not a global refugee crisis. What say you?

NEWS QUICKIE

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HUNDREDS MORE MIGRANTS TAKEN TO INDONESIA AFTER MONTHS AT SEA
Indonesia agrees to temporary shelter for thousands of stranded people, as humanitarian crisis grows in SE Asia.

ELLIS ISLAND REOPENS
The Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration will now tell the entire story in four parts of USA World Gateway.

VIDEO PRISON VISITS GROWS
Eliminating traditional inmate up close and personal contacts, but improving security while extending visits.

UNDERSTANDING A MARTYR

Mueller's Hard Club Bang

Problem

As global fans celebrate the 50th anniversary of a groundbreaking recording of The Beatles, SGT. PEPPER’S MUSICAL REVOLUTION, The Federal Bureau of Investigation has decided to re-group and bring the investigating band back together. Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution. http://www.pbs.org/video/3001103801/

FRIDAY THE 13TH

Problem

Today above all other days is the time to issue the following warning. Be afraid, be very afraid.

For example, according to scientific studies Friday 13th is unlucky for some. The risk of hospital admission as a result of a transport accident may be increased by as much as 52 percent.

Friday 13th- If you suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia then stay at home today http://po.st/JerAoj

If you fear Friday the 13th you have friggatriskaidekaphobia http://via.wqad.com/2Myxh

NECESSARY DIALOGUE?

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Our country has to have an honest conversation about many crucial topics like our crumbling infrastructure, racism and many other important issues..

Instead, we get self described newsmen and women who are more like views men calling civil rights leaders race hustlers, or dismissing the struggle for equality as a grievance industry.

This nation is crying out for respectful dialogue. And one of the few places that conversation can occur is right here.

What are the top issues this country faces?

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FIRST LADY ‘RETURNS’

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Images: 

First Lady Louisa C. Adams ‘Returns’ to St. Paul’s Church, and Women Dance Through History, at National Historic Site in Westchester County, Saturday afternoon, March 14, 2015 @1P

VOX POP

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What are we the people saying about various topics? Well, that all depends on which poll you read.

ABC News Polling Unit
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Election
American National Election Studies (ANES)
http://www.electionstudies.org/
American Research Group
http://www.americanresearchgroup.com/
AP-GFK
http://ap-gfkpoll.com/
Behind the Numbers
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/?utm_term=.8dcaa27326e5
CBS News
http://www.cbsnews.com/latest/opinion/
Diageo/Hotline Poll
http://diageohotlinepoll.com/
Fox News Poll
http://www.foxnews.com/official-polls/index.html

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MORE DEBATES FOR US

Solution

An informed electorate lies at the heart of our democracy. So why is the Democratic National Committee limiting debates between the 2016 Democratic presidential candidates? What are they trying to hide, or who do they want to protect?

The Democratic party has announced six debates, and has gone even further, introducing an exclusivity clause which disqualifies from the debates any candidate that participates in additional, unsanctioned candidate forums. In 2008, the Democratic candidates debated 26 times during the political primaries.

Heartland Terrorism

Problem

The attack on an Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota was an act of terror, according to Governor Mark Dayton, who said so during his visit to the site. Dayton calls Bloomington mosque blast an act of terrorism. http://strib.mn/2hyOrlj

No one was injured in the weekend blast. The FBI is investigating the bombing and says it stemmed from an improvised explosive device. FBI takes lead in mosque attack investigation in Minnesota https://youtu.be/hZIUtzbCg1s

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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