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.

Boco Haram Massacre

Problem

Thousands are said to have been executed in a Boko Haram attack. Refugees in Nigeria fleeing from another attack by the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram have spoken about civilian deaths and scores of houses destroyed in an already hard-hit region.

The militants reportedly opened fire on northern Nigerian villages, leaving bodies scattered everywhere and as many as 2,000 people feared dead.

DESPERATE DANGERS

Problem

American voters are increasingly frustrated with the choices for president of The United States of America.

From the major candidates, one side has chosen a member of what could be a political dynasty of US presidents, who is secretive and prefers not to confide with the press or the government.

On the other side, we have an egomaniac birther-liars who insults religions, administrators, justices, legislators, and US military but has managed to pull the wool over the eyes of some desperate for change.

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

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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

UNWORTHY PIRATE

Idea

Once the infamous Islamic State terrorist known as Jihadi John was unmasked as the executor Mohammed Emwazi. journalists found a photo of him from his days at the University of Westminster in London.

Unfortunately, Emwazi was wearing a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball hat. Their official response was "It is absolutely sickening to everyone within the Pirates organization, our great fans, to see this murderer wearing a Pirates cap in this old photo."

We'll take it one step further and add that he is not even worthy of cleaning the Pittsburgh Pirates, locker-rooms.

SWEET AND SMART

News

Just in time for the holidays, scientists have announced the findings of a new study which points towards the benefits of chocolate.

This, according to researchers at MSLS Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study of aging, cardiovascular disease and cognitive performance has had its home in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maine since 1976. Participants of the study include persons of all adult ages.

The study suggests that chocolate makes consumers smarter. This bit of sweet and smart news will please my lovely wife will surely capitalize on these findings.

REFLECTIONS

Idea

For all of humanity and especially Americans, September 11th was a day of somber reflection. We recalled with sorrow the thousands of lives that were needlessly taken by an act of unnecessary evil.

City Island Images recommits to donating to the 911 Memorial, as well as in supporting the families who carry the heaviest burden of grief. We also reaffirm our gratitude for all those brave First Responders, as well as US Armed Forces, who risk their own safety through service to others.

A dozen years later, our world still faces great challenges, yet it must be our duty to uphold our purpose with courage and confidence.

This country's liberties, our belief in the equality of humankind, and America's faith in the possibility of peace among peoples are aspirations we can share with all humans.

These values rise and fall on the strength of our own convictions. May we uphold in our own communities the virtues that define The United States of America and that remain an inspiration to the entire world.

City Island Images welcomes your feedback and offers a penny for your thoughts.

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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