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!!!

Quotes and Proverbs

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Always check your facts, or you will find the truth is not always what's you'd like it to be or what you say it is. A word to the wise is sufficient definition. Intelligent people can take hints; they don't need to have everything explained to them at great length.

Donald Trump tried to use an Irish proverb and failed miserably https://www.indy100.com/article/donald-trump-video-speech-irish-favourit...

"A good writer of history is a guy who is suspicious. Suspicion marks the real

SOUNDVIEW FERRY?

Idea

History clearly attributes the profound success of New York City to its ports and waterways. Rediscovering and reinventing how these same assets can be used today is what I believe this ferry service proposal represents. This proposal deserves to be tested, and it is my hope that, in partnership with your office, we can make this pilot program a reality, writes Borough President Diaz in his letter to Mayor de Blasio. Some other elected officials and organizations are joining Diaz to support the three-year pilot proposal.

Contact Your Representatives

Solution

Do you have a suggestion, or a solution to a local, regional, domestic, or international pressing issue? You should contact your elected politicians through social media. It's the only way to travel... The World Wide Web

A Slice of NYC Paradise

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At first and most importantly, may God and Meishu-Sama bless all the people who have been severely affected by Hurricane Harvey, Irma and others to come!

Weather and climate change are all man-made according to Meishu-Sama. I will think and act virtuously for recovery in Texas, Louisiana, and Florida who may have helped New Yorkers when Hurricane Sandy hit NYC.

Miss Housekeeping, Mary Trump

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This is not only being written around 3 in the morning for a symbolic reason, but it is also dedicated to anyone who may have worked as "Miss Housekeeping," including Trump's mom, Mary Anne Smith Macleod.

When The Donald used the term towards former Miss Universe, Alicia Machado it could have been a racist remark, but it was apparently also extremely dumb and very personal.

INTERNET SECURITY

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With the internet being a major source of information in modern society (for better or for worse), the issue of internet security has been given a great deal of attention. In fact, both the Republican and Democratic campaign platforms have dedicated entire clauses to it. Democrats would essentially preserve internet freedom as it is—largely a free environment, flawed though it is with piracy and illicit content, open to anyone willing to contribute. Their platform would impose little in the way of restrictions and would instead emphasize information security on the internet.

NEWS QUICKIE

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TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE TO PREVENT TRAIN CRASHES
Systems could be installed on the tracks to prevent high speed crashes says NTSB member.

ATTACK ON KABUL KILLS 14
Taliban email to media says the hotel was hit because of the presence of foreigners, including Americans citizens.

OBAMA'S ARAB CAMP DAVID SUMMIT
US reassures key allies that overtures to Iran will not come at the expense of commitments to their security.

HUMANITARIAN TRUCE IN YEMEN?
Saudi-led coalition airstrike, rival sides fighting and shelling by coalition warships west of the port city of Aden.

Salient Sessions?

Problem

Former US Senator and American Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is a lawyer who should have know better. Will he finally come clean with the American people? "AG Jeff Sessions faces new disclosure questions in Russia scandal" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/ag-jeff-sessions-faces-new-discl...

THE POWER OF GRATITUDE

Idea

Once we all begin to search for things to be grateful for, we will better appreciate the simple pleasures and all of life's great gifts that we may have previously taken for granted.

Gratitude should not be just a reaction to getting what we want, but an always gratitude, the type that acknowledges all the little gifts, the surprises and where we constantly look for the good even in unpleasant situations.

Today, start bringing gratitude to our experiences, instead of waiting for a positive experience in order to feel grateful; in this way, we’ll be on your way toward becoming the masters of gratitude.

Lies Beget Lies

Problem

The United States of America is and continues to be the world's greatest economic and military power, regardless of what any habitual liar, or an over used political slogan may claim.

Make this country great again is more of a rouge movement than a political party. The backlash, or push-back has served to renew for the majority of Americans a sense of confidence and restored lost self-esteem in a nation which has suffered divisions throughout the years, following foreign domination.

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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