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!!!

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

Sex Updates

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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.

PENNIES FROM HEAVEN

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A website specializing in US coins has released its list of most valuable " pennies " to look out for.

This list includes some that are highly prized among collectors and paid thousands of dollars .

According to the website Cointrackers, the "penny" of most value is worth $100,000 and is a paper currency from 1944. For more information about these pennies that are now collectibles and great value,

The Most Valuable Pennies (Updated 2015) | CoinTrackers.com http://shar.es/1o7AU2

VOTE

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Election Day is less than a month away. It’s time to make sure you’ve checked off all the things you need to vote in 2016. Deadlines are fast approaching and some states will open early voting in September. Waiting or ignoring deadlines could put your vote in jeopardy.

Review USAGov’s list of things to do before you vote to make sure you know all you need to know before November 8:

TAKATA AIRBAG RECALL

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that at the Department’s insistence, air bag manufacturer Takata has acknowledged that a defect exists in its air bag inflators. Takata has agreed to a national recall of certain types of driver and passenger side air bag inflators. These inflators were made with a propellant that can degrade over time and has led to ruptures that have been blamed for six deaths worldwide. The action expands the number of vehicles to be recalled for defective Takata inflators to nearly 34 million.

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

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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.

Nationalism vs Globalism

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Globalism has been the American philosophy for a long time and can be seen in media, academia, at financial corporations and at charitable foundations. Then came The Donald and changed everything, with his nationalism promises on immigration, foreign policies and trade talk.

Nationalists believe that any true nation must have clearly delineated and protected borders, otherwise it isn’t really a nation. They also believe that their nation’s cultural heritage is sacred and needs to be protected, whereas mass immigration from far-flung lands could undermine the national commitment to that heritage. Globalists don’t care about borders. They believe the nation-state is obsolete, a relic of the 1648 Peace of Westphalia, which codified the recognition of co-existing nation states. Globalists reject Westphalia in favor of an integrated world with information, money, goods and people traversing the globe at accelerating speeds without much regard to traditional concepts of nationhood or borders.

Globalists are motivated by humanitarian impulses. For them, the rights and well-being of the world’s people supersede the rights and well-being of the American populace. Nationalists don’t care about dominating world events. Being nationalists, they want their country to be powerful, with plenty of military reaches, but mostly to protect American national interests. They usually ask a fundamental question when foreign adventures are proposed—whether the national interest justifies the expenditure of American blood and treasure on behalf of this or that military initiative. The fate of other people struggling around the globe, however heartrending, doesn’t usually figure in nationalist considerations. The fate of America is the key.

The US history of trade admits of no straight-line analysis. Andrew Jackson was a supreme nationalist, and a free-trader. William McKinley made America a global power but was a protectionist. In our own time, though, the fault line is clear. Globalists salute the free flow of goods across national borders on the theory that this will foster ever greater global commerce, to the benefit of all peoples of all nations. Whether they are right or not, their focus is on the American citizens whose lives and livelihoods have been also hollowed out in many instances. Thus has a powerful new wave of protectionism washed over the body politic, leaving globalist elites running to get out of the way. Globalists were too focused on global trade and commerce to notice the horrendous plight of America’s internal refugees from the industrial nation of old.

Therefore, it's not women vs. men; evangelicals vs. liberals; Latinos vs. Whites, working-class Americans with no college; progressives vs. traditionalists; old vs. young. These are all important, but not crucial. An understanding of this mudslinging camp pain and the upcoming election, or what may be known as the revolution of 2016 will be what is driving The United States of America into a period of serious political tremors.

The mission of informing, enlightening, illuminating, stimulating and entertaining our readers also involves equipping digital content consumers with knowledge, wisdom, and context needed to act as productive citizens.

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3 MILLION OF US

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The US is a multicultural melting pot comprised of people who make up an international salad of world languages. The final figures indicate that over 3 million registered voters cast more ballots for other candidates who were also running for president and not Donald Trump, making him the least popular president-elect in history.

The data is clear and figures are right here. The Donald does not appear to have a mandate, no matter how many times he repeats it and continues to say it. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/trump_favorableunfavorable...

BMW OWNERS ARE BIG JERKS

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A couple of studies in America and in Europe provide similar statistical evidence that all BMW drivers are total and complete complete jerks.

The research alos found that drivers of BMWs were also more likely to cheat at four-way-stop intersections, according to the findings.

In one study, motorists were asked to identify the make and color of the car from which they have most frequently suffered road-rage incidents and BMW topped the majority of responses.

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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