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.

OPERATION DRY WATER

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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.

Dictator Daze

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On this date in 1934, German President Paul von Hindenburg died, thereby paving the way for Adolf Hitler's total and complete takeover. On This Day: Adolf Hitler becomes dictator of Germany https://upi.com/6615278t

Giving Tuesday

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Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday... On this day, please take a moment and give all you can... Lovin', Smile, Tenderness, Kindness, Friendship, or Gimme Some Truth.

1,400 charities are launching Giving Tuesday to jump-start end-of-year giving tradition. Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Please contact your local, regional, statewide, or federal representatives and give them all hell, if they're not giving their best to US.

Spencer Davis Group - 'Gimme Some Lovin' Stereo Music Video: http://youtu.be/VxA3atHD2QM

John Lennon - Gimme Some Truth (Lyrics): http://youtu.be/aDDJeM5R4PM

PRIVACY COST$?

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The Federal Communications Commission has proposed the first-ever privacy protections governing Broadband Internet Service Providers. This could become one of the biggest wins for online privacy we’ve seen in a long time.

However, the broadband carriers are putting up a fight. Big companies like Verizon and Comcast want the freedom to sell our data to the highest bidder. They are lobbying the FCC hard to weaken new rules so they can continue monitoring our data.

HAPPY SUN DAY

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Today is not only Sunday, but it promises to be another beautiful sunny day. HAPPY SUNDAY .

New York City residents can continue to enjoy the outdoors this weekend, as another gloriously sun-soaked Sunday is in store for NYC and the surrounding areas.

Today will be sunny, but cooler than yesterday, with a high of 59 degrees. We shouldn't see rain again until Monday, according to National Weather Service forecasters, so enjoy it while you can.

PHOTO: Kayo Takashiro

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?

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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

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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.

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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