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!!!

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.

Full of Crap?

Problem

Theere are many reasons why so many people in the US are full of crap. One person’s definition of constipation may mean going a few times per week. Another’s might be pooping a couple of times a day, but still has an incomplete evacuation, with a feeling of pressure and they didn't get all their crap down and out.

For some like me, a morning cup of coffee transitions seamlessly to our daily defecations. But if you have poop problems, evacuating your bowels can remain elusive, achieved only through a studied regimen of straining, grunting, and camping out on the john.

WHAT IS TUTOR PERINI?

Issue

A tutor is an instructor who gives private lessons. But try reaching out to Tutor Perini Corporation for a conversation seeking answers to questions and one quickly finds that phone calls are not answered, or investor relations says "we are not allowed to provide you or anyone else with such information directly." The VP for investor relations went on to suggest traveling the bumpy freedom of information route from NYCDOT through the FOIA legal process. What happened to the part about teaching lessons?

CEMOM

Solution

It's the mother of all jobs and CITY IMAGES says it's the right time to remind everyone surfing the superhighway in cyberspace to give special credit where credit is due.

Mothers have the most difficult and demanding job there has ever been as they unselfishly carry out their demanding duties as Chief Executive Mother.

40 + Armed Global Conflicts

Problem

Some say the world is a ghetto and that may not be too far from the truth, when it come to several regions, where war is an everyday occurrence..

There are more than 40 ongoing armed conflicts that are taking place on earth, which continue to result in violent deaths. We're on the even of destruction and no one has sent out the message.

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Welcome, Writers and Bloggers

Other

If you’re a student, a blogger, or a wannabe writer that wishes to express yourself outside your personal social media network, CITY IMAGES may be just the perfect site. We've received over a hundred thousand visits so far.

I like to think of CIMAGES as a news and information blog. Better than any description, please take a closer look at the website for the type of content which occurs here. We are celebrating our fourth anniversary with analytic.

RIP Fats Domino

Problem

Aint that a shame? Fats Domino is dead at 89. Antoine "Fats" Domino, Jr. was a pianist and singer-songwriter of Louisiana Creole boogie. He recorded 35 hits in the US Billboard Top 40, and five of his pre-1955 records sold more than a million gold records. As a teenager at 14, Domino was already performing live in New Orleans bars.

Rock 'N' Roll Legend Fats Domino Dies At 89: Beloved Rock & Roll Hall Of... https://youtu.be/s0RHwwrh7pw

Antoine 'Fats' Domino Jr. dies at 89 https://youtu.be/-j75b21FqkM

Remembering iconic New Orleans musician Fats Domino https://youtu.be/E_FTUjZWMFQ

Divided States of America

Problem

Every day the bitter divisions distinguish America's political parties dividing Democrats and Republicans.

No wonder, one in four Americans would like to see their state secede from the United States of America. Not long ago, the world witnessed Scotland and Spain debate the wisdom of independence, recently some US citizens said they liked the idea of declaring independence from the country their ancestors helped create.

Let Freedom Ring

Issue

Medals of Freedom were awarded to 21 recipients in The White House today.

Those awarded included Robert de Niro, Diana Ross and more.

Obama awards Medal of Freedom to a star-studded list of 21 recipients http://wpo.st/ff9G2

President Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Robert de Niro, Diana Ross and more http://ti.me/2fCNnYj

Springsteen, Hanks, DeGeneres honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom http://usat.ly/2fP0dFT via @usatoday

José Julián Martí Pérez

Solution

To become a patriot and a real leader, journalist and poet José Martí devoted his life fighting for independence.

165 years ago this month, the Apostle of the Cuban Revolution was born in my birthplace of Habana and began to show a talent for writing and politics at an early age. He was and continues to be a real inspiration.

First exiled from Cuba in 1871, just like me, José Martí spent much of his life abroad. In 1895, he returned home to fight for independence and died on the battlefield.

WHAT IN THE WORLD?

News

What a hell of a week its been. Thank God its Friday, but our problems are not over.

This week started with a US government shut down over Obamacare, aka Affordable Care Act. What do Americans and the rest of the world think about US?

The whole world is watching and what it sees may not be pretty. It appears to be a mixture of bewilderment and growing nervousness that any debt default could hit struggling other countries classified as economies.

What do you think about this ugly side of partisan politics in Washington DC?

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