Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Smart Famous People and Their SAT Scores SAT / ACT Prep Online Guides and Tips If you are taking the SAT, you are definitely not alone! While colleges use SAT scores as an indicator of smarts and aptitude for college, smart people do not always perform well on the SAT test. In this article, I will share the SAT scores of some reputedly smart people, former and current Presidents, CEOs, authors, etc. Hopefully, their scores will make you feel proud of your own! SAT Scores of Smart People At PrepScholar, we've gathered a complete list of smart peopleÃ¢â¬â¢s SAT scores. We found theirscores in past interviews or through investigative research.You will see their scores are widespread: Smart Person Known For SAT Score (out of 1600) Alma Mater Paul Allen Co-founder of Microsoft 1600 Washington State University Bill Gates Co-founder of Microsoft 1590 Harvard Ben Bernanke Economist / Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve 1590 Harvard Bill O'Reilly Political Commentator 1585 Marist College Rush Limbaugh Political Commentator 1530 Southeast Missouri State University Scott McNealy Businessman / Co-founder ofSun Microsystems 1420 Stanford Al Gore 45th Vice President of the United States, under President Bill Clinton 1355 Harvard Meredith Vieira Television Host 1300s Tufts University Stephen King Author 1300s University of Maine George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1206 Yale John Kerry Current Secretary of State 1190 Yale Amy Tan Author 1100s Linfield College, San JosÃ © State University Bill Clinton 42nd President of the United States 1032 Georgetown Al Franken US Senator / Former SNL Comedian 1020 Harvard Howard Stern Radio and TV Personality 870 Boston University All of these people took the SAT, but others took the ACT, and we converted their ACT scores to the SAT scale: Smart Person Known For ACT Score SAT Conversion (out of 1600) Alma Mater Sonia Sotomayor Associate Justice of the Supreme Court 35 1560 Princeton Steve Jobs Co-founder of Apple 32 1420 Reed College Barack Obama 44th and current President of the United States 30 1340 Columbia University Lyndon B. Johnson 36th President of the United States 26 1190 Texas State University William Faulkner Author 18 870 University of Mississippi Obviously, you do not need to score well on the SAT to succeed in life or to be considered "smart".However, if you score well on the SAT, you will have the opportunity to attend better colleges and will be afforded more post-collegiate job opportunities.So even though the SAT may not be an indicator of smarts or success, you should still try to get the highest score possible. Be as cool as this guy! (and hopefully as rich) How can you improve your own SAT Score? Study the test format Make sure you know the test format cold.Be aware that there are changes coming to the SAT, the new SAT will start in the spring of 2016.To learn the test, check out our other free resources: how long is the SAT, how is the SAT scored, and how to get a perfect SAT score from a full 2400 scorer. Practice practice practice You should be practicing timed SAT tests and reviewing all of the answers you got wrong.Check out all of the free SAT tests available in our other article. Consider using a paid resource to help you prep If you enjoy our free articles, you would love our PrepScholar SAT prep program, and you can try it free for 5 days.We do the heavy lifting for you, by splitting up our prep material into specific skills. We'll detect your weaknesses automatically and give you focused lessons and quizzes to improve those skills.For more paid study resources, check out our recommended SAT prep books. WhatÃ¢â¬â¢s next? Check out our other resources for help raising your SAT score: The Best Way to Review Your Mistakes for the SAT/ACT The Best Way to Read the Passage in SAT Reading How to get 800 on SAT Writing: 11 Strategies from a Perfect Scorer How to Get 800 on SAT Math, by a Perfect Scorer Disappointed with your scores? Want to improve your SAT score by 240 points?We've written a guide about the top 5 strategies you must be using to have a shot at improving your score. Download it for free now:
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Alternative managmentb of hypertensive patient among the lower economic class Hypertensive patients of the lower economic class prefers non-conventional methods of managing blood pressure levels. Hypertension is one of the most common non-communicable diseases worldwide affecting up to 800 million (or 20%) of the worlds adult population. It is estimated to cause 4.5% of the current global disease burden and is often as prevalent in many developing countries. Health seeking and utilization of health care services for hypertension in developing countries is often a complex issue, since people often seek care from multiple sources outside the formal orthodox health care system. Empirical studies of preventive and curative service have often found that the use of health care services in general is related to availability, quality and cost of services as well as to social structure, health beliefs and personal characteristics of the user. Traditional medicine (TM) is an important and often underestimated part of health services. In some countries, traditional medicine or non-conventional medicine may be termed complementary medicine (CM). TM has a long history of use in health maintenance and in disease prevention and treatment particularly for chronic disease. The frequency of utilization of CAM is increasing worldwide, and is well documented in both African and other global populations to be between 20 80%. Traditional health practitioners often play a major role in health care in many countries. For example, the reported use of herbal medicine (a form of CAM) in the general population from different parts of the world varies, with figures like 40% in the United States, 38.5% among the Indian community of Chatsworth in South Africa and 48.5% in Australia. Complementary and alternative medicine examples are herbs and garlic which can be included in the non conventional methods for hypertensive patients in the lower economic class. The purpose of this paper is to answer the following questions: What non conventional methods can be used by the lower economic class people to manage hypertension? What health organization acknowledges these methods? Is there a significant decrease in the blood pressure of lower economic class patients who follow the non conventional methods?
Thursday, February 13, 2020
International Management - Assignment Example The market was one of rising costs, reduced prices, high competition, and low-cost models. The average selling prices were down by a whopping 35% and there was a clamor for cheaper models in emerging economies and developing markets. The basic phones were available for $ 50, with low end models being available for as low as $ 25 and even $ 10. Multinational set up operations and set new standards for wages, training and technology transfer. An environment of meritocracy was being created and which hard work, ethical behavior and a desire to learn were the watchwords. The fall of the iron curtain in Europe and the transition of State Societies, opened up new markets for Western Europe. Eastern Europe was expected to move towards 100% penetration levels in 2011, from the current 85%. The manufacturing process was being off shored to low cost countries, lately Eastern Europe. Labor costs much lower in Central European Countries than in other Western European Nations. Additionally, they also offered huge advantages in terms of high productivity and simple taxes. However, of late, wage costs were on the rise and labor force was beginning to shrink with people migrating to richer European nations like Britain and Germany. There are three levels of strategy Ã¢â¬â Corporate Strategy, Business Strategy and Functional Strategy. The corporate strategy deals with the vision and mission of an organization. The Mission of Nokia is Ã¢â¬Å"Connecting peopleÃ¢â¬ . Its strategic intention is to Ã¢â¬Å"Build great mobile productsÃ¢â¬ . The word Ã¢â¬Å"NokiaÃ¢â¬ is named after the Nokia river in Southern Finland. Beginning as early as in 1865 and with a rich history of a century and half of innovation, Nokia transformed itself from a riverside paper mill in Southern Finland to a global telecommunications leader. A conglomerate of paper, rubber, cable and electrical companies, it was only in 1996 that Nokia turned its focus on the telecommunications business. This was an important strategic shift and by 1998, Nokia was the world leader in mobile industry. Its new strategy drive includes changes in leadership and manufacturing specialized products. Its recent strategic direction has taken multi-faceted dimensions : Broad strategic partnership with Microsoft Renew group to capture volumes and value growth Forward investments in next generation technologies Focus on specialized products. The business strategy talks about the strategies related to a specific business of an organization. More specifically, they deal with its products, markets and competitive advantages. Nokia had always prided itself on innovation, differentiation and in building great products through continuous investments in research and development. It does not shy away from investments as well as divestments and focuses on shareholder value by concentrating on core competencies. It always had the larger picture in mind and its decisions were based on global operations and internatio nal strategy and not country-focused. Adapting itself beautifully to global trends, Nokia increased its market presence in China, India, Germany, Indonesia and Russia. It slowly extricated itself form markets like Brazil, Spain and Italy. In 2008, Nokia was the
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Discuss the findings of the OFGEM report with regards to the UK energy market; and discuss if more competition between the big six UK energy firms may benefit UK consumers - Assignment Example as proposed a number of reforms that should be employed in order to make the market more transparent, functional, and effective and consumer oriented in nature. The main objective for this essay is to study the report prepared and published by the OFGEM about the United Kingdom energy sector and analyze the proposals and reforms suggested by the same. This would be done by evaluating the economic aspects of this sector like the market structure, the price and demand elasticity, the present condition of the sector, the entry barriers and common strategies, the areas of the sector that need immediate interference and change and the propose reforms as suggested by the OFGEM. The UK energy sector is an intensely concentrated market in which the Big Six energy suppliers control the way the market functions. Also, the pricing strategies of one of these companies tend to affect that of the other companies in a direct and significant manner. The consumer groups for this market have been identified to have low involvement and low level of trust since the influence of the customers have become restrained due to the less number of options available to them. The low degree of consumer engagement has stemmed from a number of factors like the intrinsic nature of the energy products, the long periods required for switching suppliers, the excessive influence of the energy suppliers on the market and the lack of proper government interference and regulations for monitoring and supporting the interests of the consumer groups. These factors are identified to be hazardous for the future sustainability and health of the market structure because a significant lack of comp etition among the enmities in the market, a lack of interest and engagement of the consumers and excessive control of a handful of energy suppliers are noted in this sector. Other data given in Appendices 1-5 are suggestive of the above identified factors and features of this sector. The Herfindahl-Hirschman Index
Friday, January 24, 2020
The Fall of the Compson Family in FaulknerÃ¢â¬â¢s The Sound and the Fury That FaulknerÃ¢â¬â¢s title for his complicated The Sound and the Fury comes from Macbeth is common knowledge, and reading the novel only confirms FaulknerÃ¢â¬â¢s choice as sound. Certainly there is an almost constant desire to behead characters so as to quiet their almost constant Ã¢â¬Å"bellering.Ã¢â¬ The common theme critics identify in the novel is the terrible fall of the Southern aristocracy, yet I cannot help but think that there was not, by that time, far to fall, at least not in the case of the Compson family. FaulknerÃ¢â¬â¢s modernist fiction supposedly speaks to the demise of the Old South, a decline encapsulated in the Compson familyÃ¢â¬â¢s trajectory of self-pity and tragedy. The implication is that this is a family well-entrenched in the aura of the Old South, which suffers a loss of prestige and valor in the dark days following the literal and symbolic muddying of CaddyÃ¢â¬â¢s drawers. Indeed, with QuentinÃ¢â¬â¢s suicide, the last of the Compson family, i n terms of its past, is come to an end Ã¢â¬â but not because his death is part of a lo...
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Chapter 7 Suitors After enduring a reasonable amount of bitterness from the crew over using his position to make a move on the girl in the parking lot, Tommy was able to persuade them to get back to work. Simon, Drew, and Jeff performed some mechanical magic on the meat case with a hammer, some jumper cables, and a can of Bondo, and by morning everything was running as if greased by the gods. Tommy met the manager at the front door with a smile and a report that his first night had gone great. The best crew he had ever seen, he said. He rode to Chinatown with Troy Lee. They found a parking place a few blocks from Tommy's room and walked the rest of the way. The sun was up only an hour, but already the merchants were open and the sidewalks crowded. Delivery trucks blocked the streets as they dropped off their loads of fresh fish, meat, and vegetables. Walking through Chinatown with Troy Lee at his side, Tommy felt as if he were carrying a secret weapon. Ã¢â¬Å"What's that stuff?Ã¢â¬ Tommy asked, pointing to a stack of celerylike stuff on a produce table. Ã¢â¬Å"Bok choy Ã¢â¬â Chinese cabbage.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"And that?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Ginseng root. They say it's good for the wood.Ã¢â¬ Tommy stopped and pointed in the window of a herbalist. Ã¢â¬Å"That looks like hunks of deer antler.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"It is,Ã¢â¬ Troy said. Ã¢â¬Å"It's used to make medicine.Ã¢â¬ As they passed the fish market Tommy pointed to the huge spiny turtles trying to escape their milk crates. Ã¢â¬Å"Do people eat those?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Sure, people who can afford them.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"This is like a foreign country.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"It is,Ã¢â¬ Troy said. Ã¢â¬Å"Chinatown is a very closed community. I can't believe you live here. I'm Chinese and I've never even lived here.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"This is it,Ã¢â¬ Tommy said, stopping at the door. Ã¢â¬Å"So you want me to ask them about the flowers, and what else?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Well, about vampires.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Give me a break.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"No, this guy I met, the Emperor, he said it could be vampires.Ã¢â¬ Tommy led the way up the steps. Ã¢â¬Å"He's bullshitting you, Tommy.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"He was the one that told me about the job at your store, and that turned out to be true.Ã¢â¬ Tommy opened the door and the five Wongs looked up from their bunks. Ã¢â¬Å"Bye-bye,Ã¢â¬ they said. Ã¢â¬Å"Bye-bye,Ã¢â¬ Tommy said. Ã¢â¬Å"Nice place,Ã¢â¬ Troy said. Ã¢â¬Å"I'll bet the rent is a killer.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Fifty bucks a week,Ã¢â¬ Tommy said. Ã¢â¬Å"Fifty bucks,Ã¢â¬ the five Wongs said. Troy motioned Tommy out of the room. Ã¢â¬Å"Give me a minute here.Ã¢â¬ Troy closed the door. Tommy waited in the hall, listening to the nasal, banjo sounds of the conversation between Troy and the five Wongs. After a few minutes Troy emerged from the room and motioned for Tommy to follow him back down to the street. Ã¢â¬Å"What goes?Ã¢â¬ Tommy asked when they reached the sidewalk. Troy turned to him; he seemed as if he was trying to keep from laughing. Ã¢â¬Å"These guys are just off the boat, man. It was kind of hard to understand them, they speak some regional dialect.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"So?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"So, they're here illegally, smuggled over by pirates. They owe the pirates like thirty grand for the trip, and if they get caught and sent back to China, they still owe the money. That's like twenty years' wages in the provinces.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"So?Ã¢â¬ Tommy asked. Ã¢â¬Å"What's that got to do with the flowers?Ã¢â¬ Troy snickered. Ã¢â¬Å"I'm getting to that. You see, they want to be citizens. If they become citizens, they can get better jobs and pay off the pirates faster. And they can't be sent back.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"And the flowers?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"The Wongs are leaving the flowers. They're courting you.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"What!Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"They heard somewhere that in San Francisco men marry men. They figure that if they can get you to marry them, then they can be citizens and stay here. You've got secret admirers, dude.Ã¢â¬ Tommy was indignant. Ã¢â¬Å"They think I'm gay?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"They don't know. I really don't think they care. They asked me to ask you for your hand in marriage.Ã¢â¬ Troy finally lost control and started laughing. Ã¢â¬Å"What did you tell them?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I told them I'd ask.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"You fucker.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Well, I didn't want to tell them no without asking you. They said that they'd take good care of you.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Go tell them I said no.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"You got something against Asians? Too good for us?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"No, it's not that. I Ã¢â¬â Ã¢â¬Å" Ã¢â¬Å"I'll tell them that you'll think about it. Look, I've got to get home and get some sleep. I'll see you at work tonight.Ã¢â¬ Troy walked away. Ã¢â¬Å"You're cleaning garbage cans tonight, Troy. I'm in charge, you know? You better not tell Simon and the guys.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Whatever you say, Fearless Leader,Ã¢â¬ Troy called over his shoulder. Tommy stood on the sidewalk trying to think of a better threat. A half block away Troy turned and yelled, Ã¢â¬Å"Hey, Tommy!Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"What?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"You'll make a lovely bride.Ã¢â¬ Tommy, murder in his eyes, broke into a run after Troy Lee. Sunset. Consciousness hit Jody like a bucket of cold water. She thought, I miss waking up groggy and waiting for the coffee to brew. Waking up with your worries already in full stride just sucks. What was I thinking? Giving myself only a half hour to get ready for a date? I have nothing to wear. I can't show up in a sweatshirt and jeans and ask this guy to move in with me. I don't even know anything about him. What if he's a drunk, or a woman beater, or a psycho killer? Don't those guys always work nights in grocery stores? The neighbors always say that: Ã¢â¬Å"He worked nights and kept to himself. Who would have thought that he stir-fried the paperboy?Ã¢â¬ He did say I was beautiful, though, and everybody has their faults. Who am I to judge? I'm aÃ¢â¬ ¦ She didn't want to think about what she was. Jody had thrown on her jeans and was furiously trying to put on what little make-up she had with her. She thought, I can read small print in the dark, I can see heat coming off a hiding rat from a hundred yards, and I still can't put on mascara without poking myself in the eye. She stepped back from the mirror and tried to fight the self-criticism Ã¢â¬â tried to look at herself objectively. I look like a late-night TV plea for the fashion-impaired, she thought. This won't work. She broke away from the mirror, then took one last look and primped her hair, then started out the door, then took one last look, then started out the door, then paused for a last lookÃ¢â¬ ¦ Ã¢â¬Å"No!Ã¢â¬ she said aloud. She ran out the door, down the steps, and to the bus stop on the corner, where she bounced from foot to foot as if waiting for the bathroom at a beer-drinking contest. Tommy had spent the day trying to avoid the five Wongs. He watched the room until he was sure they had all left, then he sneaked in and grabbed some clean clothes, showered, dressed, and sneaked out. He took a bus to Levis Plaza, where he napped on a park bench while pigeons and seagulls scavenged around him. Late afternoon brought a cold wind off the bay that chilled him awake. He walked up Sansome toward North Beach, trying to rub the crease out of the back of his head left by the bench slats. As he passed a group of teenagers who were posturing and panhandling at the curb, one pudgy boy shouted, Ã¢â¬Å"Sir, can you spare a quarter for some eyeliner?Ã¢â¬ Tommy dug in the pocket of his jeans and handed the kid all of his change. No one had ever called him ;sir; before. Ã¢â¬Å"Oh, thank you, sir!Ã¢â¬ the kid gushed in a high feminine voice. He held the fistful of change up to the others as if he had just been handed the cure for cancer. Tommy smiled and walked on. He figured that panhandlers had cost him about ten dollars a day since he had come to the City Ã¢â¬â ten dollars that he really couldn't afford. He didn't seem to be able to look away and walk on like everyone else. Maybe it was something you developed after a while. Maybe the constant assault of despair callused your compassion. A plea for money for food always made his stomach growl, and a quarter was a small price to pay to quiet it. The plea for eyeliner appealed to the writer part of him, the part that believed that creative thought was worth something. Yesterday he had heard a tourist tell a homeless man to get a job. Ã¢â¬Å"Pushing a shopping cart up and down these hills is a fucking job,Ã¢â¬ the homeless guy had said. Tommy gave him a buck. It was still light when Tommy reached Enrico's on Broadway. He paused momentarily and looked over the few customers who were eating on the patio by the street. Jody wasn't there. He stopped at the host's station and reserved a table outside for a half hour later. Ã¢â¬Å"Is there a bookstore around here?Ã¢â¬ he asked. The host, a thin, bearded man in his forties, with perfect anchorman-gray hair, raised an eyebrow, and with that small gesture made Tommy feel like scum. Ã¢â¬Å"City Lights is one block up on the corner of Columbus,Ã¢â¬ the host said. Ã¢â¬Å"Oh, that's right,Ã¢â¬ Tommy said, batting himself on the forehead as if he'd just remembered. Ã¢â¬Å"I'll be back.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"We are giddy with anticipation,Ã¢â¬ the host said. He spun curtly on one heel and walked away. Tommy turned and started up Broadway until he was accosted by a barker outside a strip joint, a man in a red tailcoat with a top hat. Ã¢â¬Å"Tits, slits, and clits. Come on in, sir. The show starts in five minutes.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"No, thanks. I have a dinner date in a few minutes.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Bring the little lady back with you. This show can turn a maybe into a sure thing, son. We'll have her sitting in a puddle before you leave.Ã¢â¬ Tommy squirmed. Ã¢â¬Å"Maybe,Ã¢â¬ he said. He hurried along until the barker two doors up, this one a buxom woman wearing leather and a ring in her nose, stopped him. Ã¢â¬Å"The most beautiful girls in town, sir. All nude. All hot. Come on in.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"No, thanks. I have a dinner date in a few minutes.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Bring her Ã¢â¬â Ã¢â¬Å" Ã¢â¬Å"Maybe,Ã¢â¬ Tommy said, walking on. He was stopped three more times before he reached the end of the block, and each time he declined politely. He noticed that he was the only one who stopped. The other pedestrians just walked on, ignoring the barkers. Back home, he thought, it's impolite to ignore someone who is speaking to you, especially if they call you Ã¢â¬Å"sir.Ã¢â¬ I guess I'm going to have to learn City manners. She had fifteen minutes before she was supposed to meet Tommy at Enrico's. Allowing for another bus ride and a short walk, she had about seven minutes to find an outfit. She walked into the Gap on the corner of Van Ness and Vallejo with a stack of hundred-dollar bills in her hand and announced, Ã¢â¬Å"I need help. Now!Ã¢â¬ Ten salespeople, all young, all dressed in generic cotton casual, looked up from their conversations, spotted the money in her hand, and simultaneously stopped breathing Ã¢â¬â their brains shutting down bodily functions and rerouting the needed energy to calculate the projected commissions contained in Jody's cash. One by one they resumed breathing and marched toward her, a look of dazed hunger in their eyes: a pack of zombies from the perky, youthful version of The Night of the Living Dead. Ã¢â¬Å"I wear a size four and I've got a date in fifteen minutes,Ã¢â¬ Jody said. Ã¢â¬Å"Dress me.Ã¢â¬ They descended on her like an evil khaki wave. Tommy sat at a patio table with only a low brick planter box between him and the sidewalk. To avoid the titty bar barkers, he had crossed the street eight times in the half block from City Lights Bookstore to Enrico's and he was a little jangled from dodging traffic. He ordered a cappuccino from a waiter who fawned over him like a mother hen, then stared in amazement when the waiter returned with a cup the size of a large soup bowl and a plate of brown crystalline cubes. Ã¢â¬Å"These are raw sugar cubes, honey. So much better for you than that white poison.Ã¢â¬ Tommy picked up the soup spoon and reached for a sugar cube. Ã¢â¬Å"No, no, no,Ã¢â¬ the waiter scolded. Ã¢â¬Å"We use our demitasse spoon for our cappuccino.Ã¢â¬ He pointed to a tiny spoon that rested in the saucer. Ã¢â¬Å"Demitasse,Ã¢â¬ Tommy repeated, feeling reckless. In Indiana the use of the word ;demitasse; was tantamount to leaping out of the closet in scandalous flames. San Francisco was a great city! A great place to be a writer! And gay guys seemed like pretty nice people, once you got past their seeming obsession with Barbra Streisand music. Tommy smiled at the waiter. Ã¢â¬Å"Thanks, I may need a little help with the forks.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Is she special?Ã¢â¬ the waiter asked. Ã¢â¬Å"I think she's going to break my heart.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"How exciting!Ã¢â¬ the waiter gushed. Ã¢â¬Å"Then we'll make you look marvelous. Just remember, use from the outside first on the forks. The big spoon is for winding pasta. Is this your first date?Ã¢â¬ Tommy nodded. Ã¢â¬Å"Then order the raviolis Ã¢â¬â bite-size Ã¢â¬â no muss, no fuss. You'll look good eating them. And order for her, the rosemary chicken with roasted bell peppers and wild mushrooms in cream sauce Ã¢â¬â a beautiful dish. Tastes horrid, but on a first date she won't eat it anyway. You don't have time to run home and change, do you?Ã¢â¬ The waiter looked at Tommy's flannel shirt as if it were a foul, dead animal. Ã¢â¬Å"No, this is all I have clean.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Oh well, it does have a certain Mr. Green Jeans charm, I guess.Ã¢â¬ Tommy caught a flash of red hair out of the corner of his eye and looked up to see Jody walking into the cafe. The waiter followed his gaze. Ã¢â¬Å"Is that her?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Yes,Ã¢â¬ Tommy said, waving to catch her attention. She spotted him, smiled, and approached the table. Jody was dressed in a khaki skirt, a light-blue chambray blouse, light-blue leggings, and tan suede flats. She wore a woven leather belt, a green tartan scarf tied around her shoulders, silver earrings, bracelet, and necklace, and carried a suede backpack in place of her airline flight bag. The waiter, keeping his gaze fixed on Jody, bent and whispered in Tommy's ear, Ã¢â¬Å"The flannel is fine, honey. I haven't seen anyone that over-accessorized since Batman.Ã¢â¬ He stood and pulled the chair out for Jody. Ã¢â¬Å"Hi, we've been waiting for you.Ã¢â¬ Jody sat. Ã¢â¬Å"My name is Frederick,Ã¢â¬ the waiter said with a slight bow. Ã¢â¬Å"I'll be serving you this evening.Ã¢â¬ He pinched the fabric of Jody's scarf. Ã¢â¬Å"Lovely tartan, dear. Sets off your eyes. I'll be back with some menus.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Hi,Ã¢â¬ Jody said to Tommy. Ã¢â¬Å"Have you been waiting long?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"A little while, I wasn't sure of the time. I brought you something.Ã¢â¬ He reached under the table and pulled a book out of a City Lights bag. Ã¢â¬Å"It's an almanac. You said you needed one.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"That's very sweet.Ã¢â¬ Tommy looked down and mimed an Ã¢â¬Å"Aw, shucks, it was nothing.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"So, do you live around here?Ã¢â¬ Jody asked. Ã¢â¬Å"I'm sort of looking for a place.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Really? Have you been in town long?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Less than a week. I came here to write. The grocery store is just aÃ¢â¬ ¦ just aÃ¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Job,Ã¢â¬ Jody finished for him. Ã¢â¬Å"Right, just a job. What do you do?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I used to be a claims clerk at Transamerica. I'm looking for something else, now.Ã¢â¬ Frederick appeared at the table and opened two menus in front of them. Ã¢â¬Å"If you don't mind me saying,Ã¢â¬ he said, Ã¢â¬Å"you two are just darling together. There's a Raggedy-Ann-and-Andy energy going between you two that is simply electric.Ã¢â¬ Frederick walked away. Jody eyed Tommy over the menu. Ã¢â¬Å"Have we just been insulted?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I hear the rosemary chicken breast is wonderful,Ã¢â¬ Tommy said.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Robert Calef was a merchant in Massachusetts during the witch hunts of 1692. The primary source that is being analyzed isnÃ¢â¬â¢t about him but is from many stories that he collected and put them together in a manuscript. This manuscript that contains true accounts about the trial and it included the attempted escape of Mrs. Cary of Charlestown Massachusetts told from her husband Nathaniel CaryÃ¢â¬â¢s viewpoint. I believe that Nathaniel Cary wanted this account to be written in order to highlight and expose how the puritans handled the witch trials and specifically the trial against his wife and to inform people of what was truly happening in New England at the time. In this primary source analysis, I will be discussing what this document tells usÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦Any action that contradicted their code was considered immoral and a sin and was punished harshly. The religious and strict moral rules created fear of being punished and created great tension in the commun ity. This explains why they jumped to conclusions about the witch accusations. Above all else puritans feared God and everything bad that happened to the puritans was recognized as Gods punishment. It can be said that the main tension in the puritan society was being accused of witchcraft, but there are also other notable tensions too. A notable tension that was written about in this document was the cruel and harsh treatment of the accused by the justices. Cary relays that his wifeÃ¢â¬â¢s treatment was inhumane, physically abusive and demeaning. During testimony, she was asked to stand for a long period with her arms stretched out. CaryÃ¢â¬â¢s wife was crying and afraid that she might faint. When Cary asked if he could help support her, Ã¢â¬Å"Justice Hathorne replied, she had strength enough to torment those persons, and she should have strength enough to stand.Ã¢â¬ When Cary spoke out against this treatment, he was told to be silent or that he would be removed from the room. CaryÃ¢â¬â¢s wife was later taken down on the floor by one of the witnesses. Cary spoke out on Ã¢â¬Å"their inhumane dealings, uttered a hasty speech (that God would take vengeance on them, and desired that God would deliver us out of the hands of unmerciful men)Ã¢â¬ .Show MoreRelatedWitch Hunts : The Salem Witch Trials Of 1692938 Words Ã |Ã 4 PagesWitch Hunts Essay Ã¢â¬Å"Its funny how everyone hates witch huntsÃ¢â¬ ¦ until they see a witchÃ¢â¬ - Jon Stewart Even though The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 was one of the most well-known witchcraft trials over the world, the idea of witchcraft stretches over a long period of time and spreads throughout the world. One of the earliest known witch hunts according to (witchcraftandwitches.com) were in the mid 15th century, where Pope Innocent VII claimed that Satanists in Germany were meeting with demonsRead MoreAbdeali Dalal. Dr. Jenkins. History 1301. 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