Citizens Soap Box

Category

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!!!

MEDIA MEGA LIST

Other

NEWSPAPERS/MAGAZINES
A

Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Albuquerque Tribune
American Enterprise
American Prospect
American Spectator
Arizona Business Gazette
Arizona Republic
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Army Times
Arts & Letters Daily
Asbury Park Press (NJ)
Austin Chronicle
Austin American-Statesman
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlantic Monthly

B

Baltimore Sun
Billboard
Boston Globe
Boston Herald
Broadcasting and Cable
Buffalo News
Business Week

WATER ON THE WAY?

Solution

AFTER A WEEK WITHOUT IT A WARM FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE WEST TONIGHT AND
THE CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND A THUNDERSTORM WILL INCREASE AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TEMPERATURES WILL BE AROUND 50...TO NEAR 60 IN THE NYC METRO AREA.

THE WARM FRONT PUSHES THROUGH WITH SHOWERS DURING SATURDAY
MORNING. A SOUTH TO SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW WILL RESULT IN A GOOD
DEAL OF CLOUDS AND A WARMER AND MORE HUMID START TO THE WEEKEND.

THERE IS ANOTHER CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND POSSIBLE A FEW
THUNDERSTORMS FOR SATURDAY NIGHT. SOME HEAVIER SHOWERS MAY
OCCUR WITH ANY THUNDERSTORMS.

DEMOCRACY FOR ALL

Solution

A constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision and to restore the principle of one voice, one vote in our electoral process has been introduced.

This Democracy for All Amendment would reverse destructive Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United v. FEC, that have given corporations and the wealthiest donors the right to buy unlimited influence in our elections. Crowley joins Reps. Over 100 members of US Congress support the constitutional amendment.

WAKE UP CALL

Issue

PLEASE Appreciate, recognize and respect the fact that without our parents , we would not be who we are.

Realize how difficult and hard it is to do something on your own and always appreciate the importance and the value in helping our family. This is what all employers look for in people they hire. They want someone who can appreciate the help of others , a person who knows the hardship of others to accomplish goals, and a person who does not put money as the only goal in life.

CARDINAL EGAN FUNERAL

Announcement

EDWARD CARDINAL EGAN FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

After consultation with his family, the following funeral arrangements have been made for Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop-Emeritus , who died yesterday.

MONDAY, MARCH 9

Reception of the Body – St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Private Family Visitation

10 am – 12 pm

Do The Ends Justify the Meanness?

Idea

Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli was known as a Renaissance historian, a politician, a diplomat, a philosopher, a humanist, and an amazing communicator. He was born in 1469 and died in 1527 in his beloved Florence Italy.

Can you break down this moral code? Does anyone come to mind who appears only on Fox and is cunning like a fox and ready to deceive? Consider our contemporaries and a Virtusa?

Machiavelli is the founder of modern politics. He has been quoted as saying It is better to be feared than loved if you cannot be both.

GETTING OLD

Issue

If you are one of millions worldwide, who feel that time is catching up with you, then move faster. But is this is futile and age has overtaken you, left you in the dust and your years seem to be going too fast for comfort? Just sit back and enjoy the fact that you're not ancients, but just set in your old ways.

http://www.jokesclean.com/Age/GettingOlder.php

http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/getting-older

http://www.glasbergen.com/cartoons-about-getting-older/

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/getting_older.html

Russian Payback?

Other

President Obama threw Russian spies out of the US. As payback, Russian hackers could have taken down the US Customs computer system on the busiest travel day of the year causing them to go manual.

All as a cover to a fresh team of spies arrival at US airports slipped thru the system to do their tasks in the US just as undocumented people instead of known Foreign Diplomats.

Using Internet connections in the US instead of foreign IP addresses which would easier to trace and harder to filter out. Trump did say something about the hacking would soon be coming to light.

A US Congressman Apologizes?

Problem

As the federal government shutdown heads towards its third week, US Congressman representing The Bronx says he has continued to voice opposition to this reckless and destructive government shutdown.

ESCAPING ISIS

Issue

The battle against ISIS has been waged largely by men. But it is women and children who have borne some of the more horrific violence, with thousands forced into slavery, where they have been subjected to rape and other forms of torture.

Sexual violence has a long history in war, but ISIS has built it into their bureaucracy, with dedicated slave markets and price lists based on the victims’ ages, according to Zainab Hawa Bangura, the United Nations’ special representative on sexual violence in conflict.

Comments

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