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!!!

Handshakes and Hugs

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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

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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

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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

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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

HELLISH COMMUTE

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If you are one of the many who happen to go to work in Manhattan on Friday, you may wish to consider staying put and telecommuting, if you are able to do so.

The Pope is in NYC, and everyone is bound to see and feel the impact, even if they try to stay far away from Francis’ big events.

Pope Francis’ visit to The Big Apple, the first since Benedict XVI toured the city for three days in 2008, will have wide ranging implications in major and expected ways -- like traffic -- while making some surprising impacts -- including to mail delivery.

Massive Storm

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Get out of there and evacuate the area while you still can. This is what I'm saying to all my South Florida family, friends, and followers, who have not yet decided to leave the danger zone... Mi Casa es Tu Casa.

Even commercial airlines have begun to wind down their Florida operations as Hurricane Irma is being tracked closer to the state's busiest airports. Already, hundreds of flights have been canceled in anticipation of Irma, which has astounded meteorologists with its relentless size, strength, and has already broken records powered by a strong ridge of high atmospheric pressure over the Atlantic ocean.

The slightly weakened Category 4 storm slammed into the Turks and Caicos Islands earlier as it barreled through the Caribbean, responsible for double digit deaths.

Hurricane experts say there is nothing like this video on modern record http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/irma-hurricane-jose-kat...

Irma looms as the mythical 'Big One' Florida has long feared https://apnews.com/6ba2e8125446492980ec7d58f707e16b

https://www.usatoday.com/topic/Hurricane-Irma/local

Happy Birthday NYFD

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For over a century and a half, New York City’s bravest have been a source of great pride – and for good reason. Time and again, and during our city’s most difficult moments, the FDNY has answered the call of duty with valor and unwavering commitment.

The logo serves as a symbol of pride for the many sacrifices firefighters have made to protect countless New York City residents, who have found themselves in harm’s way.

FLIP FLOP DON

Problem

First says he will then say he won't, just to have the press write more about his camp pain promises that he does not keep. What doe that say about a candidate who continues to renege on all his pledges?

Will he ever pull back that curtain of secrecy and release his health records and #TRUMPTAXES? He now says he will not disclose results of a physical. Why will a fringe of voters blindly visit The Land of Oz, to follow his orange skin and fake yellow hair road?

NEWS QUICKIE

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HUNDREDS OF BANGLADESHIS LAND IN INDONESIA, MALAYSIA
Refugees abandoned by human traffickers inside their virtual prison ships and left them to fend for themselves.

TORNADO TEARS TEXAS TOWN
Couple of dozen injured and homes destroyed after a severe storm strikes the small Texas town of Van.

NEW CANCER REMEDIES
A new type of blood test is beginning to transform treatment, sparing patients the surgical and needle biopsies.

PRINCE DEBUTS BALTIMORE SONG AT 'RALLY 4 PEACE'
Dressed in gray as tribute to a man whose death in police custody drew international attention and local riots.

Bodies of Water

Problem

A body of water can be an accumulation of water, generally on a planet's surface. The term most often refers to oceans, seas, and lakes, but it includes smaller pools of water such as ponds, wetlands, or more rarely, puddles. However, in NYC it can have an entirely eerie meaning.

Public safety officials are investigating the discovery of another body which has surfaced in local waters. Another corpse was found, this time in the Central Park reservoir on Tuesday afternoon, according to the New York Police Department.

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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