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!!!

Living Longer

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There are basic rules to help us live longer from my point of view.

Be Inquisitive:
Trying to learn something new every day can be problem-solving: digging into a book, scientific research or news articles or asking questions and actually listening to the answers requires cognitive muscles.

Eat Plants and Vegetables:
Replacing meats with fruits and vegetables can go a long way toward slashing calories in a more satisfying way to stay alive longer.

Keep A Positive Attitude:

Media Blogs for Students

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Adweek: This blog makes it simple to keep up with news in the press, television, technology, and advertising. http://www.adweek.com/

Journalism.org: Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism shares data, analysis, news, and reports through this must-read blog. http://www.journalism.org/

Newshooks: Here, readers can find articles on a wide scope of journalism-related topics. http://newshooks.com/

Mashable: This blog is still a must-read for anyone who wants to be at the cutting edge of social media and digital technology. http://mashable.com/

THE LOSS OF DEMOCRACY?

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Communities and residents have no real voice in the decision making process. This is the process everywhere in the Bronx.

This is what happened with the golf course in Ferry Point Park; and with the filtration plant in Van Cortlandt Park; and with the Kingsbridge Armory ice skating center. It's what's happening now with the plans for shopping malls in Coop City and at the Whitestone Multiplex; and with the proposed soccer stadium near Yankee Stadium; and with the fight to keep Fresh Direct out of an already crowded and overburdened South Bronx; and with the location of waste transfer stations.

This is what happens when one political party has a stranglehold over a community, has no competition, and therefore doesn't have to answer to anyone. This is not democracy.

What's Up With Bills?

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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.

VOX POP

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What is the main issue for the Administrative, Judicial and Legislative branches of government? We will publish the result of the most important issue and forward to lawmakers.

Entries must thoroughly explore a variety of viewpoints related to the chosen topic. Please submit before January 20, 2017.

The following links may provide a subtle hint of the way our government should evolve towards serving the majority.

#DOSEOFNEWS is publishing the status of federal legislation and public information about US Representative and Senators in Congress.

NEWS QUICKIE

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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

Net Neutrality Dangers

Problem

The next round in the Battle for Net Neutrality begins today. http://technology.doseofnews.com/

Nearly 200 companies including Amazon, Netflix, and the ACLU will attempt to show users what the Internet could look like without net neutrality rules to protest the reversal of Obama-era regulations.

Regulations prohibit Internet service providers from slowing down certain websites or giving special and some preferential treatment to others, potentially for their profit.

Websites and apps are posting memes, GIFs, and alerts that show slow loading of content, the blocked symbol, or requests for payment for faster service.

Don’t worry, your Internet won’t actually slow down. The goal is to encourage users to send comments to the Federal Communications Commission.

https://pantheon.io/

#CITYIMAGES thinks cyber security must be included in school curriculums and company #training programs.

YOUR PAIN IN THE NECK

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The following six tips can help you take care of your neck.
Everyday life isn’t kind to the neck. You may be all too familiar with that crick you get when you cradle the phone between your shoulder and ear, or the strain you feel after working at your computer.

Neck pain rarely starts overnight. It usually evolves over time. And it may be spurred by arthritis or degenerative disk disease and accentuated by poor posture, declining muscle strength, stress, and even a lack of sleep

Citizens Soap Box

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Is anyone good?

What is going on? It is like you look down for a few months and you look up, and all of a sudden you have two very corrupt people running for president. One's corrupt in politics, one's corrupt in life.

Hillary drove Vince Foster to suicide: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3620742/Hillary-triggered-suicid...

Hillary hasn't had a press conference since well before primaries:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3620162/Hillary-hasn-t-single-pr...

WORLD PRESS FREEDOMS

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City Island Images condemns the brutal beheading of journalist James Foley. Jim was captured by pro-Qadaffi forces in Libya back in 2011 and held for six weeks. He had been with three other journalists when they came under fire near Brega. South African photographer Anton Hammer was killed.

Comments

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