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!!!

Public Health Crisis

Problem

Utah declares pornography a public health crisis, The National Center on Sexual Exploitation and State Senator Todd Weiler announced in an official ceremony this week that Utah Governor Gary Herbert has signed a resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis.

NEWS QUICKIE

Other

NEPAL KILLER QUAKE
International rescue workers fear the Nepal quake casualty count could pass 3,700.

COLORADO THEATER SHOOTING TRIAL BEGINS
The trial of James Holmes, who killed 12 people inside a packed Batman movie premiere finally begins.

FREDDIE GRAY FUNERAL
Thousands attending services of a man who died in the custody of Baltimore police.

STARBUCKS SNAFU OVER CASH REGISTERS
Registers that once rang up bills and stored cash now collect volumes of data and carry out multiple tasks.

TSARNAEV'S LIFE LINE

POG IS GOP BACKWARDS

News

It was once known as the Grand Old Party, but backwards it has a brand new meaning.

POG: Play Online Games POG: Polyphonic Octave Generator POG: Pediatric Oncology Group: POG: Price of Gold. POG: People Other than Grunts. POG: Permanently On the Ground.... A POG sits clueless while operators execute their mission.

GOP leader and US House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has to admit that his divided Republican party had it all backwards and could not win their current budget battle.

Saying he would “absolutely” allow a vote on the US Senate plan even if a majority of his House Republicans do not support the bill. There’s no reason for members to vote no. Boehner expects the vote to happen on Thursday.

INFIDEL FIDEL

Problem

Cuban descendants and those born there like me do not mince words while making personal comments on the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

Winter Storm

Problem

Forecasters are calling it Damon and some say it was more like a daemon, because the devil is in the detail.

It arrived by pushing a steady mix of wind and cold rain that flooded coastal and inland areas, while making it dangerous to travel.

The rain was heavy enough to flood parts of the Bronx River Parkway. NY State Police wants motorists to exercise due care when traveling the roadways: A wintery mix is expected to continue throughout the day making all roadways slick and unpredictable. Allow adjustments to your schedule to ensure safe travel or simply avoid unnecessary travel.

Which Areas Should Women Shave?

Idea

The responses of women and men vary when it comes to body hair. How do they felt about shaving, not shaving, and about other women's relative hairiness. When Britney Spears shaved her head in public, she unleashed a tide of speculation about her mental state. Why does a woman cutting off her hair still have such power to create a buss? My personal preference about shaving hair is nowhere... NATURAL

Should every woman SHAVE her face? http://dailym.ai/1zylBlP via @Femail

Why Women Don't Like Shaving http://www.askmen.com/dating/love_tip_400/422_why-women-dont-like-shavin... via @AskMen

Why it's a terrible idea for women to shave their faces http://gu.com/p/45kvq/stw

PRIVACY COST$?

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The Federal Communications Commission has proposed the first-ever privacy protections governing Broadband Internet Service Providers. This could become one of the biggest wins for online privacy we’ve seen in a long time.

However, the broadband carriers are putting up a fight. Big companies like Verizon and Comcast want the freedom to sell our data to the highest bidder. They are lobbying the FCC hard to weaken new rules so they can continue monitoring our data.

NEWS QUICKIE

Other

INDIA'S KILLER HEAT WAVE
The oppressive heat killed more than 1,400 people so far and will likely continue for several more days.

HOUSTON FLOODING
The nation's fourth largest city is vulnerable to flooding, and control efforts are offset by population explosion.

FIFA RAIDS TAKE MAXIMUM EFFECT
Anti-corruption shakes the soccer world as planned for the sport's governing body's annual gathering in Zurich.

GOP CONTENDER SERVES ORGANIZATIONS
Jeb Bush has served over a dozen companies and nonprofits, while earning him millions of dollars.

FREDDIE GRAY FALLOUT

Support Natural Resources Defense Council

Idea

We shouldn’t have to worry if the water sources we rely on for drinking, fishing, and swimming are polluted. But for 117 million Americans, a legal loophole has undermined the Clean Water Act safeguards that are supposed to prevent big polluters from dumping unsafe amounts of dangerous pollutants in our waters.

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers are ready to make important changes to close this loophole—and you can step up to support these changes.

Quotes and Proverbs

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Always check your facts, or you will find the truth is not always what's you'd like it to be or what you say it is. A word to the wise is sufficient definition. Intelligent people can take hints; they don't need to have everything explained to them at great length.

Donald Trump tried to use an Irish proverb and failed miserably https://www.indy100.com/article/donald-trump-video-speech-irish-favourit...

"A good writer of history is a guy who is suspicious. Suspicion marks the real

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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