Politics and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors

While you were out there working hard for a living, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors was meeting also. In case you missed it, or simply could not believe it, I present to you a list of the more unusual things the Board of Supervisors has done and not done lately.

On April 7, 2010, the Supervisors approved a measure to declare every Monday “Vegetarian Day.” Not really sure about the point of this; but there you have it. Perhaps they mean only vegetarians should enter the city on Monday. The idea behind this is to decrease obesity by suggesting people take a day to eat without meat. The supervisors are especially interested in decreasing childhood obesity. Of course, this proclamation has not bearing on the school district whatsoever, since they are controlled by the school board. Maybe they mean only vegetarian restaurants should be open on Mondays. Notice, they did not distinguish between vegetarians who eat dairy and those that don’t; they also didn’t include a day for those that eat only raw foods. Things for the board to do in the future….

A San Franciscan wanted to have the Supervisors ban the sale of puppies and kittens from …

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First Sight

First Sight
Imagine you are in a blues bar
It is a damp and gloomy night
You have come to shake off
the funk and enjoy some music
Hoping it will take me away
from this harsh reality I am
facing today
The sound of the sharp blues guitars fill my
ears and delight my heart
I am beginning to feel the heat
dancing to the beat
When suddenly I notice across
from me
The most beautiful boy you
will ever meet
Tall handsome and neat
He’s what I have been dreaming
of when in search of love
He plays pool with such
grace hitting the pockets
with an equal pace
To scared to approach him
I sit back and admire
This is really what I desire
To see and feel love physically
at first sight

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How to Avoid Sneaky Politics at Your Retail Job

If you work in retail there’s guaranteed to be lots of gossip and politics at your job. Your coworkers will love to talk about customers, your management team, other coworkers, and you (when you’re when your back is turned). Following is how to avoid politics and gossip while working in the retail sales industry.

Stay 100% Professional

Avoiding politics at a retail job is extremely difficult. Coworkers will constantly try and tempt you to reveal information about yourself, betray other coworkers, and become one of the pack. In order to avoid politics in retail you’ll have to remain 100% professional. You’ll have to follow all the rules, never be late, and do nothing that will give your coworkers a reason to gossip. If coworkers ever recognize a chink in your armor; your plan to avoid retail politics will be ruined. If you’re perceived as a professional, your coworkers will not trust you enough with gossip and will leave you out of the political games. After all, they don’t know whether or not you’ll report to the boss.

Be Nice but Stay Distant

In order to avoid politics at your retail job like of a politician, you’ll have to make …

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Miss You Georgia

When I left your soft southern pines

I nearly lost my southern mind…

The drive to Maryland when we left was long and Bleak

I cried for nearly a long week…

But now I live in Maryland where it’s still so cold

and I’m not talking about the weather don’t ya know…

I can’t turn my back it seems, not for a single minute

I’m afraid If I do, I’ll be hit with a skillet…

Now, don’t get me wrong…I’ve made 3 friends in five years

that doesn’t say much though about the people here.

I miss you my sweet Georgia, your laid back ways

Perhaps one day I’ll find my way back to your soft southern pines

one fine day.

In the meantime, I’ll keep your memory soft

as the leaves of fall lift the golden leaves aloft

and as the winter turns to spring

I’ll be thinking of you when I’m doing my daily thing.

Don’t forget me Georgia please

keep some memories of me blowing through the trees

I’ll be back…at least if it is God’s will

If not, I’ll Love You always Still.…

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Issues with the Cost of Living in the United States

Many of us have seen the rise in costs concerning gas, food and a variety of other items. We have, as Americans, other states that produce oil. Why don’t we use them instead of getting our oil from overseas and paying a fortune for it? Our gas prices are exceeding what any of us can afford to pay to the importing and exporting of oil.

The cost of food has also gone up and, we now need high paying jobs just to take care of our family. The reason for a lot of the food prices going up is that they are delivered by trucks that run on diesel. I have never seen gas and diesel prices so high before. How are we expected to live like this?

It was a rumor around here that our gas and oil prices were going to hit $5 a gallon by September. This is ridiculous as a lot of us only make around $300 a week. Almost our entire paycheck will be put into gas, leaving a minimal amount for food, bills, necessities and all the other things that we use in our everyday lives.

They say that if you fill your gas tank in the mornings, …

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The Issue of the Old and the Young

It always starts with the kids. Everything depends to the kids. The future is in the hands of the kids. Rizal said that the kids are the hope of our mother land. There are special rights for kids. And the United States and the some countries in Europe have so many rights for kids. Education in other countries are specially designed and being improved especially for kids.

We are too far behind. It almost seems impossible for us now to cope with the forerunners in development. This is especially because we are too far behind in taking care that our kids will have a bright future. Our government doesn’t give much focus to education. According to the economists on television, economy in the Philippines is going up. But the masses don’t feel it. Only those who are rich and in power are enjoying the fall of the dollar rate. The Philippines is still a poor country. And our debt is growing though the government keeps saying that we are making improvements.

It is hard to be ideal in this country when you know that the best way to survive is through being practical. In every aspect of life, in every …

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What is America?

A symbol is a figure, or an object which epitomizes a feeling that cannot be seen. Each person has their own characterization for a specific emotion. America to me is a land of freedom, and diversity. The symbols that embody my image of America are the ocean, the symbol of peace, and the Liberty Bell. These images incite a sensation of freedom, harmony, and opportunity. I believe that these objects reflect on the sentimental feeling of America itself.

 

The ocean possesses a vast and striking appearance, which represents the diversity in America. Over the years, many immigrants have crossed over the great oceans, making their way to the soil of freedom. These individuals have formed their legacy, passing it on from generation to generation. Many different people, each possessing their own unique story, but share a similar goal to find independence, and liberty. To me, this form of unity is what America is all about, bringing people from all over the world, each with their own culture, and allowing them to live together in unison. If you take the time and actually look around you will notice that this cultural diffusion is fairly evident especially in the school …

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