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!!!

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.

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

News

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.

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.

3 MILLION OF US

Idea

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...

What's Up With Bills?

Other

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.

NEWS QUICKIE

Other

NSA LOST AUTHORITY TO COLLECT BULK AMERICAN PHONE RECORDS
Sunday's US Senate session failed to develop a deal to extend the fiercely contested Patriot Act provision.

JOHN KERRY'S BIKE ACCIDENT AFFECTS IRAN TALKS
The secretary of state broke his leg and of a lengthy rehabilitation could delay nuclear negotiations.

US HURRICANE SEASON BEGINS AND SOME CITIES BEAT THE ODDS
Tampa, Jacksonville and Daytona haven't seen a major hurricane in 70 years, making them statistically overdue.

WATER-LOGGED TEXAS SEES SUNSHINE

Penny For Your Thoughts?

Idea

If Darwinism is real, it might be a matter of time for the GOP, as the Republican Convention approaches and The Donald's superego continues to demand attention 24/7 from the media.

Nobody seems to know what this guy is thinking, and the person most expected to be his VP pick may not be his chosen one.

The deadline is lunchtime today for penny for your thoughts Pence, who faces a high noon deadline in Indiana for filing for gubernatorial re-election. If he misses that, his political future wont be worth a pence. As The Donald would say... You're Fired!

Too many obese kids

Problem

One in three children in US can be classified as overweight or obese, which puts them at risk for serious health problems. Rosa Cataldo, DO, MPH, Director of the Healthy Weight & Wellness Center at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, discusses what parents can do now to keep their child at a healthy weight and get them on the road to a healthy life.

NEWS QUICKIE

Other

RAND PAUL'S WHITE HOUSE RUN
US Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky enters the GOP presidential race today during a Louisville rally in Louisville.

FERGUSON VOTES FOR CHANGE
Voters cast ballots for African Americans on the City Council. The first time in the history of this St. Louis suburb.

CHICAGO's FIRST MAYORAL RUNOFF
Chicago votes again nearly six weeks after none of the five mayoral candidates won an absolute majority of votes.

SCHUMER BUCKS US
US Senator Schumer is bucking President Obama, while insisting Congress have the power to reject an Iran deal.

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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