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!!!

Women Are Better and Brighter

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Recently, while speaking with my oldest daughter Natasha, who has three delightful daughters (my grand-kids), I said she drives too fast. She asked me if I was implying that she's not a good driver. On the contrary, she is not only a better driver than me, but women as a whole are much better at many more things than men.

Women drive better than men.

Well this reverses a social myth – that women are bad drivers. Carnegie Mellon University researchers found after analyzing a lot of traffic data in 2007 that men are 77% more likely to die in a car accident than women, keeping the miles driven constant. So next time when your husband asks you to hand over the car keys, just give him this article.

FRESH DIRECT FACES LOCAL OPPOSITION

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This Thursday, June 27th at 5:30 pm, Freshdirect will appear before Bronx Community Board 1. It will present a plan to move into that local community. Activist Shannon Lee Gilstad of Bronx Movers and Shakers is seeking citizens to demand answers.

"We need everyone available to come to that meeting, not to disrupt, but to demand the facts be made public. The biggest advantage we've always had are the facts. Let's not allow another polluting industry to come to our community with lies of how they will bring salvation."

PRESIDENTS DAY

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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-...

NEWS QUICKIE

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SUSPECT WANTED IN D.C. MURDERS CAPTURED
Ex-con accused in the slayings of four is arrested, a week after that family was killed and the house set on fire.

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OIL SPILL?
An investigation into a broken oil pipeline fouled a California shoreline could take months.

DROUGHT-RIDDEN CALIFORNIA'S NEW WATER CUTS
Farmers offer to give up a quarter of their water in exchange for being spared deeper mandatory cutbacks.

MILLIONS TRAVELING
Memorial Day is the third-busiest day of the year for air travel. On the roads, 33 million will drive this weekend.

DRINKING ALCOHOL

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Does your drinking alcohol put you at risk? Guidelines for low-risk drinking are based on the average level of consumption that increases the chance of illness, injury, or death. Every human body is different but in general health risks increase at the following levels.
For men:

Excessive drinking is defined as 5 or more drinks in a short period of time, such as a 2-hour period, or

More than 14 drinks in a week.

For women and people 65 and older:

Excessive drinking is defined as 4 or more drinks in a short period of time, such as a 2-hour period, or

FLIP FLOP DON

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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?

DESPERATION

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The last thing you want to convey to voters the day before they go to the polls is desperation, or rage. So why are the candidates saying and doing just about anything, including political flip-flops the day before V Day?

Israel has really strict voter ID rules, only 3 forms of ID accepted. http://www.timesofisrael.com/elections-2015-a-users-guide/ … Polls close at 10pm local, 4pm ET.

Tuesday’s election in Israel may mark the demise of the old factions: http://nyr.kr/1AOHn0W

Israel election: Binyamin Netanyahu rules out Palestinian state if he wins http://d.gu.com/907T5P

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.

Bodies of Water

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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.

WRITE THE WRONG

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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