Becoming more independent at everything one does is a rite of passage. Every teen experiences this at some point in their lives. For me, this rite of passage was earning my driver's license. By completing the process of getting my driver's license, I would be able to take myself to all of my activities. This relieved my parents of a few less duties from their very busy lives. To help me become more independent, my parents gave me access to a family car, so I can have the chance to go out and drive on my own. Also, it prepared me further for college life, which I depended very little on my parents. I have learned many useful skills and tips that will hopefully follow me into my adult life and will keep me safe, even after I went through this incredible journey through my teenage years.
The 2008 Financial Crisis received the name "The Great Recession" because it devastated all aspects of not only the American but also the Global economy. The shadow banking tactics employed by Wall Street 's "too big to fail" investment firms, left many American households confused as to why their assets plummeted in value. As with any situation, however, with a large amount of losers comes a large amount of winners. Just as those who bought into an index-fund at the bottom of the Great Depression are now seeing their investments return five times their initial value, families that took out mortgages after the busting of the housing bubble have realized substantial capital gains on their home investment. A personal example of buying into the
On May 22, 2011, an EF5 tornado tore through Joplin, Missouri, killing 161 people and causing over 1,000 injuries as the powerful storm destroyed over 2,000 buildings, making it the deadliest single tornado on record in the U.S. since 1950.
In “Child, Home, Neighborhood, Community, Conscience,” Noam Bramson argues that a middle-class neighborhood in New York City should not oppose the placement of a group home for the mentally disabled in their neighborhood, claiming that their objections were shallow and somewhat paranoid. Group homes provide more benefits to the mentally disabled than hospitals due the homes allowing them to integrate into society and not losing the special care they need. Some members of the community questioned whether or not the group home would pose a safety risk such as presenting a threat of sexual predatory behavior. Another concern that was brought up by the community was about the proximity of the group home to their own and property values. The concerns of the community are valid when it comes to questions about how their property will be affected and safety. However, when it comes arguing that they should just be placed in hospitals and that they can present a threat of sexual behavior,
Everything had been quiet and painfully loud at the same time. I remember standing from afar, trying to get my last gaze at my home. It was the eighth of August in 1932, the day my family 's home was getting torn down.
In his book, “Night”, Elie Wiesel gives us just a glimpse into the horrors of the Holocaust. Throughout the book, Elie faces several cruel and inhumane challenges while he is in the concentration camps. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in December 1948, ensured that this atrocity would never happen again. However, during the Holocaust, many of these rights were violated, and the violation of these rights will haunt our world forever.
Social leased, moderate leased and intermediate housing are given to qualified families whose necessities are not met by the business sector (Communities and Local Government 2012). Qualification is resolved with respect to local incomes and local house prices. Reasonable should include provisions to stay at a moderate cost for future qualified families or for the subsidy to be reused for option reasonable housing provision. As characterized in area 80 of the Housing and Regeneration Act of 2008, social rented housing is owned by local authorities and private enlisted providers for which rule target rents are determined through the national rent regime. It might likewise be owned by different persons and provided under
Another example of when a check digit is used is in barcode numbers. The majority of products that you can buy have a 13-digit number on them, which is scanned to get all the product details, such as the price. This 13-digit number is referred to as the ‘GTIN-13’ where ‘GTIN’ stands for Global Trade Item Number.
Ms. NS reported that she and her family lost her grandmother around two years ago. Upon the loss of her grandmother, Ms. NS stated that the house she had lived in as long as she could remember had to be sold. The main reason for the unanticipated selling of her home was because the deed
A flourishing down town with fine dinning and shops. You are few people shy of the population of Dallas and Austin. Life is great, businesses are growing, Families are happy and there is little to none of poverty. Now imagine, all that gone, within a day. You look out the window or up from the porch you are sitting on and see a dark greenish sky. The once cool summer breeze is now still air. You look up out of curiosity and see approaching clouds of debris. Then while so very humid large hail fails but no rain. Then you hear them, you hear them loud and panic comes over you, you do not have long to react. Tornado warning horns are blaring, what do you do?
Abandonment happens when property owners operate on the assumption that long-term investment in a neighborhood is unwarranted (Freeman 251). They subsequently lose any incentive for continued ownership. In NYC, gentrification is a long-term process resulting from the economic changes in the city. The shift from the manufacturing sector to the service sector leads to a reduction in the absolute demand for labor. The reduction greatly affects the unskilled labor force that is rendered redundant and unable to pay rent. Similarly, the growth in professionalization creates additional demand for high-income housing. As a result, many blue-collar workers are displaced as professional and technical workers move into their
In March of 1963 a Mexican born immigrant named Ernesto Miranda living in the city of Phoenix, Arizona was chosen in a police lineup by an 18 year old woman who was accusing him of kidnapping and raping her. Miranda was then arrested and questioned by police for several hours before he confessed to the crimes both verbally and in writing. Miranda signed several forms when he confessed to the crimes, including one stating that his confession was completely voluntary and that he understood all his rights. But during the interrogation the police officers did not tell Miranda that he had the right to remain silent, a right granted to him by the Fifth Amendment. Nor did they inform him of his Sixth Amendment right to an attorney. Miranda’s case went to trial in an Arizona state court, with the prosecutor using the confession as evidence against him. Due to his confession he was found guilty and sentenced to 20 to 30 years in prison.
Walking through the old, white, front door, numerous shoulder mounts of trophy animals line the walls along with an occasional fish mount. My taste buds water as the delightful smell of freshly smoked sausage fills my nose. The “cha-ching” of the cash register is a sign business is booming. In the back of the store, the bandsaw is screaming, and the grinder is crunching. Some people are boning meat, and others are packaging it. When the processing is complete, the meat is boxed and thrown into the freezer where it waits to be picked up.
Ugh. This book. I remember reading a section of it in one of my previous philosophy courses and I was dreading/eager to finally read it in it’s entirety. Dreading because the small portion I read completely irked me. Eager because there was a possibility that the rest of the book could be great and make up for what I had read. After finishing the book, I still do strongly dislike some parts. My hate is not a strong as it initially was, but just looking at the cover annoys me. Although Nagle claims to want to work in sanitation in order to write “a book that would reveal how much sanitation workers and the Department that stands behind them merit praise and respect”, she presents facts to the contrary (36). She gives example after example of
Why do people shoot small bucks year after year? Is it meaningful or do they do it to show it off? Sometimes I ask myself the same questions. I was brought up to shoot a small one then keep going bigger every year, or to let them go to grow another year. I always wonder if people think about how many big bucks there would be if more small/little bucks were passed up each year. The potential for monster bucks is there, but not only one person in the community can be letting young bucks go knowing that they will probably step over the property line and get shot.