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!!!

THE PRESS ON TRIAL

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THE PRESS ON TRIAL!----TODAY--- AND IN 1735

The chief White House strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, has told the press to “keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while.” The press should listen and maybe will listen---to History.

The battle between Bannon and the press may have an interesting parallel from 283 years ago. Back in January 1734, John Peter Zenger was accused of seditious libel for printing in his weekly newspaper, the New York Journal, strong criticisms of the British governor of New York, William Cosby.

IMMIGRATION EMERGENCY

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US Congressional Hispanic Caucus members have called for quick action to address the humanitarian crisis involving unaccompanied minors entering this country, little is being actually accomplished.

Media organizations have the duty to make the obvious case of racism here. If these kids, or young adults were white fleeing violence, para-military gangs and drug cartels, there would be no outrage.

It's just that their skin is too dark for those who call this an immigration problem and not a global refugee crisis. What say you?

SINKTEMBER STOCKS?

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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

63 Days of Separation

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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?

NECESSARY DIALOGUE?

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Our country has to have an honest conversation about many crucial topics like our crumbling infrastructure, racism and many other important issues..

Instead, we get self described newsmen and women who are more like views men calling civil rights leaders race hustlers, or dismissing the struggle for equality as a grievance industry.

This nation is crying out for respectful dialogue. And one of the few places that conversation can occur is right here.

What are the top issues this country faces?

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NEWS QUICKIE

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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

Living Longer

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There are basic rules to help us live longer from my point of view.

Be Inquisitive:
Trying to learn something new every day can be problem-solving: digging into a book, scientific research or news articles or asking questions and actually listening to the answers requires cognitive muscles.

Eat Plants and Vegetables:
Replacing meats with fruits and vegetables can go a long way toward slashing calories in a more satisfying way to stay alive longer.

Keep A Positive Attitude:

Media Blogs for Students

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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/

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What's Up With Bills?

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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.

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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