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Over 14,000 people have been executed in the U.S. since 1800.
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How much does the obesity epidemic actually cost the USA?
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When it comes to the controversial topic of obesity, the United States is the frontrunner of the epidemic. With fast food chains running rampant across the country with oversized portions and less activity taking place, it shouldn’t be a surprise as to why America has gotten so fat. One of the busiest industries in America is the food industry and the medical industry. But in reality, being far and obese is quite difficult and it robs people of a good quality of life. So much money today is being spent on obesity, but the real question is how much money is being spent and wasted on obesity?
Let’s think about it, people who are dealing with obesity have to have transportation, wear clothing, eat food, and have access to medical care. However, obese people can’t utilize these basic human rights like regular Average Joe’s. For example, when it comes to transportation, cars and airplanes need extra fuel support in order to be able to handle the extra weight. Needing to refuel, or rebuild cars and planes so that they won’t fall apart or collapse is a hefty bill that has to be covered to ensure physical safety.
The next area is clothing. Regular clothes won’t fit obese people, and the clothing has to be made with extra fabric. This usually means that plus size clothes will cost more than regular clothes, and therefore, wasting extra money. The diet industry has also cost Americans a lot of money, as it has to be specially made with reduced calories, sugar and fat substitutes, and more, just to fit the strict standards of what is considered to be diet food. After using more mechanical transportation and eating diet food, there is also the cost of food production and meeting demands. Food is being processed and mass produced more than ever in order to meet the high food demands of America. Companies are going to cheaper options that are less quality, but they can still slap on a higher price in order to make more money.
Finally, one of the heftiest bills that obese people have to deal with is medical bills. It’s no secret that obese people have more medical issues than the average sized person. Of course there are exceptions, but carrying around a lot of extra weight will eventually catch up to people, whether it’s in the form of diabetes, heart or lung issues, or a problem with internal organs. The medical industry has seen a boom in customers who are obese, and it’s likely only going to get worse, as American society has shown no sign of changing their product availability.
In closing, all of these areas are costing Americans money, and in total, obesity has cost the United States about 0 billion, which is more money than what several countries. The question for you, dear viewer, is how much is too much? And what will it take for people to finally stop and change their habits and start gravitating towards a healthier lifestyle?
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The African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968) refers to the social movements in the United States aimed at outlawing racial discrimination against black Americans and restoring voting rights to them. This article covers the phase of the movement between 1955 and 1968, particularly in the South. The emergence of the Black Power Movement, which lasted roughly from 1966 to 1975, enlarged the aims of the Civil Rights Movement to include racial dignity, economic and political self-sufficiency, and freedom from oppression by white Americans.
The movement was characterized by major campaigns of civil resistance. Between 1955 and 1968, acts of nonviolent protest and civil disobedience produced crisis situations between activists and government authorities. Federal, state, and local governments, businesses, and communities often had to respond immediately to these situations that highlighted the inequities faced by African Americans. Forms of protest and/or civil disobedience included boycotts such as the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955–1956) in Alabama; “sit-ins” such as the influential Greensboro sit-ins (1960) in North Carolina; marches, such as the Selma to Montgomery marches (1965) in Alabama; and a wide range of other nonviolent activities.
Noted legislative achievements during this phase of the Civil Rights Movement were passage of Civil Rights Act of 1964, that banned discrimination based on “race, color, religion, or national origin” in employment practices and public accommodations; the Voting Rights Act of 1965, that restored and protected voting rights; the Immigration and Nationality Services Act of 1965, that dramatically opened entry to the U.S. to immigrants other than traditional European groups; and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, that banned discrimination in the sale or rental of housing. African Americans re-entered politics in the South, and across the country young people were inspired to action.
Desegregation busing in the United States (also known as forced busing or simply busing) is the practice of assigning and transporting students to schools in such a manner as to redress prior racial segregation of schools, or to overcome the effects of residential segregation on local school demographics.
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Two years ago, I wrote an article entitled “China can not always be working for the world,” the article, the “Nanfang Dushi Bao” published, but the title was changed. Now, the title became the title of my new book.
Gu Lang appeared last year, disputes, people at the core of the reform of property rights more and more doubts, more and more bad reputation for liberal economists. In fact, I believe in neo-liberalism, there is a natural sympathy of the liberal. However, I have always been China’s strong criticism of liberals. They do not listen to my criticisms, but also into the causes of today’s predicament. I hope my new book on the theory that they be amended so that liberals can start.
Remember two years, Mr. Chen Zhiwu invited me in New Haven and the domestic liberal economist, a representative of food. The liberal is the kind sincere people in, so we did not nonsense, and soon entered the battle view. I was referred to my article, “China can not always be working for the world.” He once bluntly: “The words I heard on the trouble. Is not working how to do? Americans not working?” I say that China’s excessive reliance on foreign capital, inadequate protection of the rights of the workers, too few people to earn their own unable to develop, in addition to always working for other people outside the no way out, and so on. He immediately dismissed: “working is the people willing to. They are not working can you do? Wage is the beginning of the development. Wages so high, what
Competition Power? “I asked the Americans with high wages, how could it have become more competitive? He said casually:” You look at the United States are not competitive. Let your business come back. Let’s just say that the U.S. war, but we the workers low wages. “
The dinner debate, most clearly reflects my overseas and domestic liberal liberal different. My basic belief is entirely new liberalism: the full market competition is the basis for development is the foundation of social justice. But the most adequate competition is excluded
Monopoly Competition, is to make the smallest economies have opportunities to participate in the competition. To protect the market fully competitive, our country and society must protect the interests of the smallest economies. Why? Because “small is beautiful”, the smallest economies in the most efficient.
So, what is the smallest economy then? The smallest economies of the individual, the family. Community to ensure that these economies are fair pay, earn enough
Capital Enhance their level. For example, a worker’s family, earning not only to be able to maintain a basic living, but also
Investment Children’s education, so that the next generation of “industrial upgrading.” This is a long-term protection of national competitiveness. If you are like us, workers sometimes can not get salary, schooling of children is also affected by discrimination, then the children of migrant workers will never be, a permanent residence of the child will always be a permanent residence. Even if China’s future to the development of high-end industries, the children of migrant workers with access to education does not, you where to find the next high-end industry workforce? This development is no different from Banded, because the immediate profits at the expense of long-term development goals.
I would cite a vivid example. Ford Motor Company recently into a major crisis,
Layoffs 3 million people, the future might be closed down. This is probably liberal economist who proved the words: “The U.S. is not competitive!” Just imagine, the workers salary 56 million, plus a lot of
Welfare , Retirees generous pension on his shoulder, but also how and our annual salary of less than two thousand U.S. dollars of workers compete? In fact, these words 80 years in the last century is the truth. At that time, the eyes of people on the Nengkanmingbai: the home of the United States
Electricity Device, the U.S. car, sooner or later to be Japan’s defeat. Hurt the competitiveness of high-wage, seems indisputable. However, as the U.S. appliance market,
Auto market Have been occupied by Japan and South Korea, we see what is it? Strength and efficiency in the U.S. economy skyrocketed! Past two decades, the United States from labor productivity, per capita income and other indicators point of view, a length significantly higher than Japan and Europe. Why? Appliance factory closed down, the next auto plant will close down, but the collapse of these companies though, the smallest economies in the United States (ie, individuals and families) competitiveness is assured. People have high wages, high benefits, people send their children to college, transformed into the next generation of software designers, doctors, family as an economy escalated. So the whole society, the economy, of course there is stamina.
The Ford crisis, especially people with emotion. Such a large company into the plight of, we all know is too expensive, there is no way to compete, were forced to plant closings and layoffs. But how people lay off employees? According to “The Wall Street Journal,” reported that Ford is considering a number of dismissed workers to university tuition fees, 15 thousand U.S. dollars a year, ensuring four years of college tuition! Others are on the house the fire company also had to spend the money. Do you expect this company survive to carry on? But the people of
Market economy Mature. In large enterprises and small community between economies, there is a system to ensure the interests of small economies. People are not afraid of a Ford bankruptcy, fear that tens of thousands of workers, families of bankruptcy. As long as these small economies to survive, to remain competitive, the state will be competitive. After all, the latter is the cell of society.
Therefore, I propose in the book is a new liberal philosophy: China’s future depends on the full market competition. The basis of competition, it is the smallest economy (individuals and families) of the basic welfare and quality. Nothing to do with a few large enterprises down, GDP growth slow down does not matter, but people in health care, education, basic needs must be met. A migrant worker, must have sufficient capacity to invest in their children, so that migrant workers are no longer grow up. At the expense of the cost of these small economies, the development of large enterprises, is nothing but a transfiguration of the planned economy.
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I am still reading today, but when I look up now it is to glare at the gargantuan American flag that hovers over an abandoned Humvee and hundreds of homeless people lying on rows of thin foam mats. A scoff escapes amidst this star spangled hypocrisy. I didn’t recall all this poverty being in the Baby Boomer brochure, and I wanted a refund.
My job at “The Armory” is to help the families. Night after night I witness fresh families walking through the doors with a different version of the same unspoken thought: how did I get here? Their expressions are tapestries of human emotion, weaving every facial fiber into silk-screens of denial to puffy curtains of despair to elegant robes of optimism. I have wiped away tears while playing mom, dad, sister, brother, son, daughter, and grandparent to one if not all who’ve sat before me. Their stories defy fiction and deserve cinematic and literary contribution, but instead I will send them off to a motel where they and their families will at least have a roof and a chance to climb out of what is anything but a fictional situation.
Where did they all come from? Everywhere. I’ve met families who have never been homeless a day in their lives; some have literally been forced to abandon everything the night they walk in to see me, their belongings stuffed into their cars for an uncertain journey and an even more uncertain future. Others have lived this type of transient existence since childhood: roaming from one motel, friend’s house, family member’s apartment, jail cell, hospital, church program, shelter, and street corner to another. They’ve known nothing else and have either never had the opportunities to improve or had no desire to do so. A few are obviously homeless, while others seem more stable than you. It is certain, however, that as the economy worsens, those that you call neighbors, friends, and family might enter through these doors.
The kids are the hardest. Babies in broken strollers, toddlers in rags, and teenagers dawning third-hand donations are the truest travesties. Some are aware of their predicament while others innocently play and laugh in blissful ignorance. It doesn’t take much to make them smile, but it can make all the difference. Oddly enough, many have cell phones, but when life can pack up and move within an afternoon, a phone will help insure the lambs are not left behind. I’ve met the sharpest little girls and boys destined for greatness should they be given the chance, and I’ve attempted to understand the unique struggles of their youth but realistically can only barely comprehend a glimpse. Their lives are a test of unconventional savvy and smarts, an obstacle that can shackle them to the system or liberate their potential to unknown heights.
My job is to help them help themselves; my goal is to make them laugh. A human being can suffer unspeakable hardships but rise again and conquer a new day as long as there is laughter close behind. I sense a glimmer of hope and happiness despite the inevitable sorrows. It can be found beneath the footsteps of a man dancing a clumsy jig for a crowd of gap-toothed spectators; in the music of the slow but persistent slides of canes and cripples; the high-five of a five year old; the warmth of circles where street stories are traded with smiles and plastic bags are bartered among friends; and in the aroma of a hot meal steaming with gratitude. The high-flying flag is false, but its authentic spirit soars beyond its duplicity. The American people have historically defined themselves by their houses, so who are we when those four walls disappear? America has uprooted for unknown frontiers in search of a new shelter to store its dreams. Let us build it together.
Chris Ponzi is a Case Manager helping homeless families for Mercy House, a non-profit organization devoted to preventing and ending the growing homelessness in Orange County that receives many families on exodus. He is also a recent Literature Graduate from UCLA and a freelance journalist.
The epicenter of the AIDS epidemic in America is Atlanta and the southeast, and among the hardest hit populations are gay and bisexual black men. According to the CDC, half of them will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetimes if current trends continue. William Brangham reports with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in the second part of the NewsHour’s “The End of AIDS?” series.
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