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!!!

OSVALDO SOTO: CABA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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Dear Godfather. You are the last living son from five fabulous children of our grandparents Antoñico Soto y Tete Polo, and the youngest son (my late dad was the oldest).

You are a loving family man, devoted professor, community leader, attorney and founding father of SALAD (Spanish American League Against Discrimination), as well as having earned so many other acclaims, that it would literally take forever to gratefully acknowledge and declare with enthusiastic approval what you signify to me and for that matter, for all of us, who are members of The Soto Polo Family.

VOTER REGISTRATION

Solution

The countdown continues towards E-Day Election Day.

TODAY is the final registration deadline in 12 states: Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Florida’s deadline has been extended as result of the hurricane from Tuesday to Wednesday.

Remember, the deadline is today if you are an American citizen living in the following states:
AR
GA
IN
KY
LA
MI
NM
OH
PA
SC
TN
TX
Voter registration - https://www.vote.org/
https://www.rockthevote.com/

YOUR PAIN IN THE NECK

Solution

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

HIDE AND GO SEEK HILLARY

Problem

Since former First Lady and US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton announced that she is running for President, she has been avoiding the press in an way that is truly unprecedented.

What is she hiding and why is this turning into a political mystery novel?

Hillarys Press Silence Speaks Volumes | RealClearPolitics http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2015/05/19/the_two-point-somet...

Hillary hides from reporters with SECOND secret Iowa party of the day http://dailym.ai/1JuYxJk via @MailOnline

Sex Sells in Cinema

Solution

It's a jungle out there, with increasing sex scenes being peddled by the film industry. CITY IMAGES found a series of major motion pictures that walk a fine line for the censors. Some of these date back a half century.

The moral lobby of politicians, parents, priests and pundits might not stem the flow of sex on the big screen but the advertising lobby certainly can. In the meantime, these are some sexually provocative films we have identified that will make you feel like taking a cold shower, or perhaps something more daring afterwards.

WORLD PRESS FREEDOMS

Other

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.

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.

GETTING OLD

Issue

If you are one of millions worldwide, who feel that time is catching up with you, then move faster. But is this is futile and age has overtaken you, left you in the dust and your years seem to be going too fast for comfort? Just sit back and enjoy the fact that you're not ancients, but just set in your old ways.

http://www.jokesclean.com/Age/GettingOlder.php

http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/getting-older

http://www.glasbergen.com/cartoons-about-getting-older/

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/getting_older.html

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.

A US Congressman Apologizes?

Problem

As the federal government shutdown heads towards its third week, US Congressman representing The Bronx says he has continued to voice opposition to this reckless and destructive government shutdown.

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