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.

INSIST ON TRUTH TELLERS

Idea

With the camp pain season well underway, CITY IMAGES suggests that all candidates stop lying. We must insist that all public servants start telling the truth. One candidate says he plans to change the world. Why do we continue to allow public servants to habitually lie to US?

While listening to someone, who you think may be lying, you could have difficulty focusing on the conversion, and begin wondering how you can trust them.

Human beings have instincts for detecting liars, however this is often overridden by our conscious minds.

RESPECT

Solution

This feeling of deep admiration for someone elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.

Esteem, regard, high opinion, admiration, reverence, deference, honor. It can also be used in reference to aspect, regard, facet, feature, way, sense, particular, point, detail/

Everything is possible and all problems can be resolved with respect, admiration, and consideration. R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Aretha Franklin sang about it back in 1967 and it still rings true. Aretha Franklin - Respect (Original Version) https://youtu.be/6FOUqQt3Kg0 via @YouTube

Is there a doctor in the house?

Issue

The world is facing an Ebola epidemic and the people of the US are searching for answers from their Surgeon General.

Where is he and what is his name? Next moth is the one year anniversary of President Obama appointing Dr. Vivek Murthy as US Surgeon General. He had his Senate a confirmation hearing in February, but what has happened since then? Nothing, nada darn thing, folks. It's a damn shame.

$30K FOR JFK LETTER

Solution

JFK's handwritten letter to Mary Pinchot Meyer has surfaced after many years. The scandalous love letter may be auctioned for about $30K.

A Scandalous Love Letter From JFK to His Mistress Has Been Unearthed http://a.msn.com/0E/en-us/BBtPBva?ocid=st

GLOBAL AIR POLLUTION

Problem

Epidemiological studies have consistently shown an association between particulate air pollution and not only it exacerbates illness in people with respiratory disease but also rises in the numbers of deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory disease among older adults.

Everyone on earth knows that air pollution is hazardous to health. The effects of air pollution is having a devastating impact on our health and the environment. Here are interesting ways to analyze how air pollution is gradually causing so many deaths worldwide.

Handshakes and Hugs

Solution

President Donald Trump, fresh off patching up his ties with China, reassured Japan's leader that the US will defend them. These pronouncements is another shift toward a mainstream Trump stance on foreign policy toward Asia. His new committed to Japan security is another change from previous campaign rhetoric. http://a.msn.com/01/en-us/AAmPrUW?ocid=st

Trump welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with a brotherly hug and warm words of admiration. He dropped previously hard-charging rhetoric during a summit. http://cnn.it/2lxMsuS

FOOT MASSAGES

Solution

Pamper yourself... Get a foot massage, or give one to your special love. Our feet work hard every day. Especially at this busy time of year for anyone who is shopping, family gatherings and school events. There is plenty of time spent on our feet.

Just like our neck, back, and shoulders, our feet can also benefit from a regular rubdown. Foot massage improves circulation, stimulates muscles, reduces tension, and often eases pain. It also gives a chance to check out our feet so we can get a jump on treating blisters, bunions, corns, and toenail problems.

AIR QUALITY WARNING

Other

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an Air Quality Advisory for New York City today, September 2, until tonight at 11:00 PM.

Active children and adults, and people with respiratory problems, such as asthma, should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors.

RIP Walter Becker

Problem

The cause of death has yet to be announced, but Walter Becker died too young at age 67. He was a founding father of Steely Dan. Some say he's the one who started all before they adopted their new name.

STEELY DAN - Reelin in the Years (1973) https://youtu.be/ea3Bofkmwlc

Steely Dan - Book Of Liars live in Nashville 1993 Walter Becker sings https://youtu.be/MtjLRKy3PcY

'Steely Dan' Co-Founder Walter Becker Passes Away at 67 https://youtu.be/_Ymvo1HF8B8

Walter Becker, Steely Dan Co-Founder, Dead at 67 http://rol.st/2x27NGx

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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