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.

VOTER REGISTRATION

Solution

The countdown continues towards E-Day Election Day.

TODAY is the final registration deadline in 12 states: Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Florida’s deadline has been extended as result of the hurricane from Tuesday to Wednesday.

Remember, the deadline is today if you are an American citizen living in the following states:
AR
GA
IN
KY
LA
MI
NM
OH
PA
SC
TN
TX
Voter registration - https://www.vote.org/
https://www.rockthevote.com/

Contact Your Elected Officials

Idea

City Island Images is deeply disheartened and dismayed by the arrests of our elected officials this week. This is truly a sad time for The Empire State.

We urge all of you to contact your elected officials and tell them how you feel and stress the importance of working hard to restore the faith and trust that is necessary to keep them in elected office serving US.

What is your opinion? Please let City Island Images know as well as your own representatives.

HIDE AND GO SEEK HILLARY

Problem

Since former First Lady and US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton announced that she is running for President, she has been avoiding the press in an way that is truly unprecedented.

What is she hiding and why is this turning into a political mystery novel?

Hillarys Press Silence Speaks Volumes | RealClearPolitics http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2015/05/19/the_two-point-somet...

Hillary hides from reporters with SECOND secret Iowa party of the day http://dailym.ai/1JuYxJk via @MailOnline

Cinema Sex

Solution

Beware... It's a jungle out there, with increasing sex scenes being peddled by the film industry. CITY IMAGES found a series of major motion pictures that walk a fine line for the censors. Some of these date back a half century.

The moral lobby of politicians, parents, priests and pundits might not stem the flow of sex on the big screen but the advertising lobby certainly can. In the meantime, these are some sexually provocative films we have identified that will make you feel like taking a cold shower, or perhaps something more daring afterwards.

STOP NYC CRIMES

Issue

Crime Stoppers. It’s easy and your don’t have to share your name. Help spread the word by sharing the image below and visit Crime Stoppers here: http://bit.ly/13CGop4

NYPD 45th PRECINCT - Latest local crime data is categorized under seven major NYS Penal Law felonies. Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter, Rape, Robbery, Felonious Assault, Burglary, Grand Larceny and Grand Larceny Motor Vehicle.

Police Department Radio Dispatch: Listen live for Bronx 43-45 Precinct - New York City, New York - http://tunein.com/radio/NYPD-Zone-12---Bronx-43-45-Pcts-s195670/

Diversity Now

Idea

Racial unrest is sweeping colleges and universities in many campuses indicating how much social media has influenced activism. A protest at one campus can go viral within minutes.

Shared photos of a particularly powerful demonstration might embolden others to take similar stands. Activists don’t have to go through traditional media outlets to spread their message.

Astronomical Houston

Solution

It was an astronomical climb from being the worst team in the majors in the Autumn of 2011, the club was tasked with fixing a broken organization without direction, nor plan and lacking answers. Now they are at the top of the heap. Baseball has been very good to them.

The Houston Astros lost over a hundred games before they got tired of losing and have now won the World Series of Baseball for the first time ever. The Houston @astros PARADE is on Friday http://abc13.co/2z5Wmf4

Hollywood ending - Astros beat Dodgers in Game 7 to win World Series
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/

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.

DOSE OF NEWS

Issue

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At DOSE OF NEWS * www.doseofnews.com, everyone surfing on the World Wide Web can read all their favorite news, sports, technology, entertainment, finance, politics, lifestyle, health, science and odd news that's fit to download.

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