In November, voters in the San Francisco Bay Area will be deciding whether to say yes or no to a tax on sugary drinks. Drinks that, according to experts, are a leading cause to diabetes, obesity and tooth decay. Those in support of the tax say that a penny-per-ounce is needed on drinks. Those voters opposed however say that it is a grocery tax and will make other grocery costs higher. Only a few cities in the nation has passed this vote.
Berkeley and Philadelphia both passed this tax. Now, the American Beverage Association is suing to stop it from taking effect. The end result is a costly campaign battle between Associations in support of the tax and Associations against it. The American Beverage Association has reserved almost ten million dollars just for television ad time while the former Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, has contributed almost three point seven million in support of the issue. Lawrence Gostin, a Global Health Law Professor at Georgetown has stated that if this is passed in the Bay Area, it could lead to the entire nation taking it up. He, himself is in support the this tax.
This is the second time San Francisco has attempted to get a soda tax passed. In 2014 they went for a dedicated tax, which requires a two-thirds vote. Now, they are attempting it with a general tax which only requires a majority vote. Those opposed of the tax has pointed out that with this change, the money received from the tax could be used for anything. As opposed to being used for health programs as those for are saying. Opposers of the tax are also stating that a grocery tax like this would make owners raise the cost of other foods to help spread the cost. Thus, resulting in small business owners losing business possibly and even maybe closing.
Those for the tax have stepped up their game however. They are going to Latino and African-American neighborhoods that voted against it in the past. By visiting these areas, they are hoping to point out the unhealthy benefits from drinking these sugary drinks in the hopes that they will vote to pass it. By passing this tax, they are saying that they will not be able to afford it as easily as they do now. Thus resulting in a healthier community for these predominantly poorer and unhealthier smaller\ communities. Latinos and African-Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes more so than white communities.
Vocabulary Week; 24-28 Naive, Niche, obliterate, gratify, infinite
1. A; Naive(Adjective)- Lack of intelligence
B; Eythan asked why we had to school, so I told him when we are young we are naive.
2. A; Niche(Verb)- Postion
B; MY coach yelled get to your niche, but no one knew what niche ment.
C; Third base player
3. A; Obliterate(Verb)- Completely Destroy
B; The man obliterated his bloody clothes, so no one knows he killed John.
C; Wrecking ball
4. A; Gratify(Verb)- Satisfaction
B; Although most people think that the future tense of gratify is gratifing, it is not.
6. A; Coefficient- The numerical factor of a term(noun)
B; 4 is the coefficient in the term 4x, and x is the coefficient in x(a + b).
7. A; multiplicative inverse-two numbers with a product of 1, also known as the reciprocal of a number
8. A; identity-An equation that is true for every value of the variable.
9. A;null set-empty set, meaning there is no solution for an equation
10. A;properties-statements that are true for all numbers
Matt Ott, my hero, is a voluntary firemen. My dad was born on June 27, 1977 he is 39 years old. He has a wife and two kids, but one is a step son. He works at Sunrise spreading chemicals on fields. In the Summer my dad is an advisor for our 4-H club. Although I don't see my dad a lot during harvest I would never want him to quit farming.
The characteristics that make my dad my hero is he is committed. He should how committed he was, by finishing projects he started. My dad is also responsible for everything he does. He shows this when he messes up on something. My dad is also caring. He helps my neighbor by plowing her driveway in the winter, so she can get out of her driveway.
My dad is my hero because when I was seven we were at Walmart. We had just came out of the tire section when this girl fell and started to shake. Her little sister started freaking out and yelling, so my dad ran over and started asking her if her sister has had a seizure before. After talking to her he ordered bystanders to get pillows and water for the girl. After getting her out of the seizure my dad made sure she new who she was and where she was. That is the reason my dad, Matt Ott, is my hero.
America should vote for Hillary Clinton
America should vote for Hillary Clinton. “The stakes are too high, the costs are too dear, and I am not and will not be afraid to keep fighting for common sense reforms, and along with you, achieve those on behalf of all who have been lost because of this senseless gun violence in this country." Hillary Clinton stated on 2016election.procon.org/. This shows us that Hillary Clinton should be president. Because she wants to stop shootings, but not get rid of the 2nd amendment.
Donald Trump wants everyone to have guns. He thinks that if everyone has a gun and could protect themselves, but if everyone has a gun who is going to protect us with our guns. Donald Trump changes the subject a lot. We don’t have any idea how he is going to stop shootings because he doesn’t explain how he will stop the shootings and terrorists.
Hillary Clinton is best for our country to be president. She wants to stop shootings. She also wants to fingerprint for gun control. Thats why America should vote for Hillary Clinton.
What is screenflow? Screenflow is a screen recorder that you the user can use on their computer or phone. The user may either record his/her face, their computer screen, or both their face and their computer screen. Screenflow allows you to edit your recording after it is done, so if you make a mistake you can edit it out.
In my video I show the user how to use screenflow. I show them how to use video properties, text properties, media properties, screen recording properties, annotations and callouts. Video properties is where you may scale your video, so you don’t have to see the edges. Text properties is where you may add a text box to your video so that you can add comments in your video. Media properties is when you can add a photograph or music to your video. Screen recording properties is when you may enlarge and shrink your pointer. Audio properties is when you can duck your audio up and down. Annotations is when you can add a arrow or outline to your video. A callout is when you may zoom up to your mouse and see what it is clicking.
In the future I could see teachers using it to show kids how to do their class work, so that if the kid is confused he/she could look up the video and figure out what they have to do. My teacher Mr. Bedingfield uses screenflow to show us how to use screenflow by putting it on our classroom page. Screenflow could also be used for substitutes, so that when that class has to take notes they can just show a video of the teacher giving the notes and talking about the notes.