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!!!

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

News

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST
SUNDAY...

* LOCATIONS...NEW YORK CITY...NASSAU COUNTY AND NORTHWEST
SUFFOLK COUNTY.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW...CHANGING TO SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN THIS
EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 3 TO 5 INCHES...ALONG
WITH AROUND A TRACE OF ICE.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 30S.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN THIS MORNING AND GRADUALLY PICKUP
IN INTENSITY LATE THIS AFTERNOON. THE SNOW WILL LIKELY BE HEAVY

NYC HEATWAVE

Problem

WEATHER SUMMARY FOR SOUTHEASTERN NY...NORTHEASTERN NJ AND SOUTHERN CT

HIGH PRESSURE WILL DOMINATE THE WEATHER ACROSS THE TRI-STATE AREA
THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK WITH HOT AND INCREASINGLY HUMID
CONDITIONS. TONIGHT...A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE REGION...BUT
WITH LITTLE UPPER LEVEL SUPPORT NO PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED. LOWS
WILL DROP INTO THE MID 70S IN NEW YORK CITY...AND IN THE UPPER 60S
TO LOW 70S MOST ELSEWHERE...WITH MID 60S IN THE TYPICALLY COOLER
LOCATIONS ACROSS THE INTERIOR AND EASTERN LONG ISLAND.

HIGHS WILL RUN CLOSE TO 10 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL TUESDAY THROUGH

Sex Updates

Issue

What could be killing sex lives of many couples? Erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation impair the quality of sexual intercourse for both men and their female partners.

Medical research published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that there are actually two more surprising reasons to add to the list: a man’s relationship with his mother as a child, and how old he was when he first fell in love.

Stress-Free Flying

Idea

Do you know the Secrets of Stress-Free Flying and searching tricky travel sites for best prices? JetBlue, Southwest, Virgin America, and Alaska Airlines got top Economy Flyer Rating, first class passengers, but not overly impressed with United Airlines and American Airlines.

There’s not much to enjoy about airline travel these days, economy seats are cramped, flights are packed, and passengers pay an ever-expanding number of fees for things that used to be free, says Consumer Reports in its latest investigation and airline rating survey.

NEWS QUICKIE

Other

TEXAS CARTOON CONTEST SHOOT OUT SHOWDOWN
Two gunmen killed and police bomb squad searches their vehicle as a safety precaution.

NEPAL NEEDS GLOBAL ASSISTANCE
More than 7 thousand are dead and Nepal needs immediate help from the international community.

CURFEW LIFTED IN BALTIMORE
There are no confrontations between protesters and police as there had been on previous nights.

GOP LONG-SHOTS
Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee are expected to launch their runs for US President.

MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU*STAR WARS DAY

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

News

FLASH FLOODING THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT......FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT... HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK....FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT... THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT...NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND SOUTHEAST NEW YORK.

To Tell The Whole Truth

Solution

Truth be told, all politicians lie to get elected. Some get away with telling lies more than others. The real reason why politicians lie is because the public doesn't want to hear the truth. The 2016 presidential election is an example of this.

MALAYSIAN FLIGHT SHOT DOWN

News

A passenger 777 Boeing airplane from Malaysia Airlines flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has reportedly crashed in eastern Ukraine, Russia. The plane reportedly went down near the border between Russia and Ukraine.

This Malaysian passenger airliner with 295 people on board crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border.280 passengers and 15 crew members were reportedly on board when the plane went down.

Official: Malaysian Plane Shot Down Over Ukraine http://video.ap.org/Official-Malaysian-Plane-Shot-Down-Over-Ukraine-2642...

Media Blogs for Students

Other

Adweek: This blog makes it simple to keep up with news in the press, television, technology, and advertising. http://www.adweek.com/

Journalism.org: Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism shares data, analysis, news, and reports through this must-read blog. http://www.journalism.org/

Newshooks: Here, readers can find articles on a wide scope of journalism-related topics. http://newshooks.com/

Mashable: This blog is still a must-read for anyone who wants to be at the cutting edge of social media and digital technology. http://mashable.com/

What's Up With Bills?

Other

We are not referring to bills, which live and die die on Capitol Hill. We're talking about guys named William, Will. or any other variation of Bill.

William H. Bonney , better known as Billy the Kid and also known as William Antrim, was a 19th-century gunman who participated in the Lincoln County War and became a frontier outlaw in the American Old West. Born William Henry McCarty, Jr. c.1859-1861 – July 14, 1881, he was better known as Billy the Kid and also known as William Antrim.

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