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!!!

Net Neutrality Dangers

Problem

The next round in the Battle for Net Neutrality begins today. http://technology.doseofnews.com/

Nearly 200 companies including Amazon, Netflix, and the ACLU will attempt to show users what the Internet could look like without net neutrality rules to protest the reversal of Obama-era regulations.

Regulations prohibit Internet service providers from slowing down certain websites or giving special and some preferential treatment to others, potentially for their profit.

Websites and apps are posting memes, GIFs, and alerts that show slow loading of content, the blocked symbol, or requests for payment for faster service.

Don’t worry, your Internet won’t actually slow down. The goal is to encourage users to send comments to the Federal Communications Commission.

https://pantheon.io/

#CITYIMAGES thinks cyber security must be included in school curriculums and company #training programs.

Too many obese kids

Problem

One in three children in US can be classified as overweight or obese, which puts them at risk for serious health problems. Rosa Cataldo, DO, MPH, Director of the Healthy Weight & Wellness Center at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, discusses what parents can do now to keep their child at a healthy weight and get them on the road to a healthy life.

Citizens Soap Box

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Is anyone good?

What is going on? It is like you look down for a few months and you look up, and all of a sudden you have two very corrupt people running for president. One's corrupt in politics, one's corrupt in life.

Hillary drove Vince Foster to suicide: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3620742/Hillary-triggered-suicid...

Hillary hasn't had a press conference since well before primaries:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3620162/Hillary-hasn-t-single-pr...

NEWS QUICKIE

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RAND PAUL'S WHITE HOUSE RUN
US Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky enters the GOP presidential race today during a Louisville rally in Louisville.

FERGUSON VOTES FOR CHANGE
Voters cast ballots for African Americans on the City Council. The first time in the history of this St. Louis suburb.

CHICAGO's FIRST MAYORAL RUNOFF
Chicago votes again nearly six weeks after none of the five mayoral candidates won an absolute majority of votes.

SCHUMER BUCKS US
US Senator Schumer is bucking President Obama, while insisting Congress have the power to reject an Iran deal.

SEE YOU IN COURT?

Idea

The US Court of Appeals for the ninth circuit judges have unanimously rebuffed President Trump and kept his so-called travel ban on hold.

http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2017/02/09/17-35105.pdf

Donald Trump loses appeal court bid to reinstate travel ban
http://bbc.in/2kW2SjW pic.twitter.com/J1kdJtuc5F

Trump immediately tweeted " SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!" http://politics.doseofnews.com/

What exactly does this mean? Is Mr. Trump heading to...
Supreme Court Of The United States?
US District Court for a trial?

SHARE YOUR FAVORITE MOMENTS

Issue

Did you reflect on all your blessings this Christmas? Have you received everything you needed?
Were you able to spend time or speak with someone special and tell them you love them?
Please, share with us what was that favorite present waiting for you under the tree.

Please feel free to share with City Island Images. However, if you did not get all the gifts that you were expecting, this is probably the best time to get the best deals and lowest prices on those items that were probably overpriced to begin with.

SINKTEMBER STOCKS?

Problem

The Dow plunged 470 points, while oil prices sink 8 percent in a grim beginning for a weak September.

US stock-market sunk as it kicked off September with heavy losses on the heels of the worst month for Wall Street since 2012 with serious concerns over the strength of the global economy.

U.S. stocks suffer 3rd-worst drop of year on weak China data http://on.mktw.net/1Jzh6eF

Wall Street kicks off stormy Sept: Dow plunges 470 points on weak China data http://usat.ly/1EyPojc via @usatoday

Dow nosedives 470 points on more China fears http://cnnmon.ie/1Fg4vZD via @CNNMoney

WORLDWIDE CIVILITY

Solution

While speaking with a friend and neighbor today, its appears that poor behavior is the new normal. Please make it a call-to-action towards restoration of respectful gestures and tolerance towards everyone, regardless or their nationality, race, color, creed, or sexual preference.
Live and let live is the policy and personal philosophy that should be practiced by all.

www.choosingcivility.org

www.paxis.org

www.schoolclimate.org

www.gratefulness.org

www.familyresource.com

www.cultureofpeacealliance.org

www.projectcivildiscourse.org

http://bensbells.org/

63 Days of Separation

Idea

Sixty-three degrees of separation is the theory that everyone and everything is now down to sixty-three steps away from polling day. Register and vote to keep the democracy on track. CITY IMAGES invites all of you, whether you're a democrat, republican, an independent like me or any other party.

#TRUMPTAXES Remember, with as few as 63 days to #Elections2016 & GOP's Trump is now the only candidate for decades to hide his tax returns from voters. Why is he hiding, and what the art of the deal?

NEWS QUICKIE

Other

SOUTHERN PLAINS TORNADOES
Multiple injuries by twisters that made landfall Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Nebraska damaging property.

UK VOTE UNDERWAY
Conservative and Labour Party leaders are wishing and hoping to win a majority of Parliament's 650 seats.

US SENATE'S BALM FOR IRAN
Congress may review and possibly reject a nuclear deal with Tehran if US Senate has its way with words.

MOURNING IN NEPAL
Dressing in white offering prayers, flowers and lighting incense is the Hindu ritual to memorialize quake deaths.

RESTLESS IN SEATTLE

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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