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.

Unpopular Media Mavens

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Before ending their individual journeys inside the media bubble and on that maddening spotlight, there comes a time when egomaniacs turn into useless, disliked individuals, who should be ignored by the press, the public and no longer admired. Generally speaking, they are a type of media mavens gone wild.

Here is a closer look at times when so-called celebrities appear to act out as if they're out of control.

When celebs break the law: A primer of famous cases http://usat.ly/1TCv2te

NBC exec says #TheApprentice is responsible for Donald Trump's political success http://bit.ly/1TV3BIt

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NEWS QUICKIE

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TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE TO PREVENT TRAIN CRASHES
Systems could be installed on the tracks to prevent high speed crashes says NTSB member.

ATTACK ON KABUL KILLS 14
Taliban email to media says the hotel was hit because of the presence of foreigners, including Americans citizens.

OBAMA'S ARAB CAMP DAVID SUMMIT
US reassures key allies that overtures to Iran will not come at the expense of commitments to their security.

HUMANITARIAN TRUCE IN YEMEN?
Saudi-led coalition airstrike, rival sides fighting and shelling by coalition warships west of the port city of Aden.

Economic Forecast

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If the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were not limited to the Mediterranean region, the Great Wall of China would likely make the list. The one that made later lists was mostly built in and after the 14th century but prior walls were built as far back as 200BC. Defending against Mongol raids was the most obvious purpose but trade and immigration control were also reasons why the Han Dynasty built the early earthen barriers so that workers and goods were accounted for and taxed.

Mudslide Deaths

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Search and rescue efforts intensify for hundreds of residents feared trapped after deadly walls of mudslides roared down Southern California hillsides. At least 17 have been killed and an estimated 100 homes destroyed, with search efforts to see if residents survived.

Partners Need Love

Problem

Do you find yourself wrapped up in your career, school, or taking care of the kids? You’ve stretched yourself too far and now you cannot extend yourself further. You're trying to spread your time everywhere but your relationship. Ask yourself are you neglecting your partner? Has your relationship taken a backseat? Have you felt the cold shoulder?

Your Partner is Not A Priority. Do you ignore phone calls or text messages because you're just too occupied? Have you made important decisions without consulting your partner?

TIS THE SEASON TO BE...

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We're officially in "The Season."

The season when the social calendar is overflowing with events, conferences, seminars, parties and all kinds of gatherings which involve all of us meeting and greeting many people from various backgrounds, religious beliefs and different cultures.

Lots and lots of different people. And often, all at once. If even thinking about being with lots of people makes you want to stay home and take a nap, you're not alone.

That's because as much as one third to a half of the population considers themselves introverts.

WIDESPREAD WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS

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The New York City Office of Emergency Management today issued a hazardous travel advisory for Thursday, March 5, 2015.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for all of New York City from 7:00PM Wednesday evening through 7:00PM Thursday evening, March 5, 2015. Rain Wednesday evening will mix with or change to sleet and snow around midnight. The heaviest snow is expected early Thursday morning, with 2 to 4 inches of snow accumulation expected by the Thursday morning rush.

Good God Almighty?

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Why did innocence meet a sad and sudden death at yet another American church? At least 26 men, women, and children were massacred inside a small community church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, yesterday when a lone gunman entered during morning prayers and opened fire with an automatic weapon.

This madness has to stop before any more innocent Americans die. They are calling it a human mistake. Air Force Error Allowed Texas Gunman to Buy Weapons https://nyti.ms/2j7nUwD

USA USA USA

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As more than 200 million American TV viewers tune into The Olympics, they're watching for more than superstar athletes. On day three, the American athletes are leading and as they say, the third time is a charm.

For the latest sports information, Dose of News: http://www.doseofnews.com/index.php?loc=sports

The 2016 Summer Olympics opening ceremony was broadcast from Rio live on tape to millions with an hour delay. Ask the peacock network why they're on a delay. How NBC Invented The Formula For the Modern Olympics Telecast http://www.wired.com/2016/08/nbc-olympic-telecast/

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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