Mayoral Speeches, Revision

Democratic nominee, Bill de Blasio, gives his victory speech at his headquarters in Gowanus, Brooklyn. De Blasio states that what he wants for the City of New York is to bring everyone to help each other not taking into concern their differences as well as fix the problems dividing New York. De Blasio take his time to thank everyone around him. Using the event of September 11, he states his main theme and goal is to get everyone to help one another. De Blasio also states that he wants to stop and resolve the ‚Äútale of two cities‚ÄĚ (11:25) in New York, as well as Stop and Frisk which is turning into racial profiling.

Bill de Blasio talks about the people who helped each other in the disaster of 9/11. He spoke of how first responders did not give a second thought to risking themselves to save the lives of the people in danger. De Blasio states that these are the people to look up to and that there is something that can be taking of that. ‚ÄúThe jobs of those of us in positions of authority is to keep our city safe, to be constantly vigilant, and to use every tool at our disposal to protect our people.‚ÄĚ (9:55) De Blasio wants New Yorkers to feel safe with the authority figures in New York. He also added how Stop and Frisk became more about racial profiling. This made the city very unhappy, however he wants to make New Yorkers feel happier with these changes in authorities. Lastly, Bill de Blasio speaks of how New York has become a ‚Äútale of two cities‚ÄĚ. One city those the rich and wealthy, while the other is made up of the people who are close and are living in poverty. De Blasio wants to change something about this as Mayor.

Republic nominee, Joe Lhota gives his victory speech in Midtown, Manhattan. He speaks that what he wants is the complete opposite then what the Democratic party wants. Lhota starts by thanking everyone, especially his parents who have helped him get to where he is today as well as using them as an example for what he wants. Lhota states that the city has been changing and will continue to change if the city can stay safe. This includes continuing with Stop and Frisk to make our communities safer. Lhota also states that a ‚Äútale of two cities‚ÄĚ is ‚Äúnothing more than class warfare in attempt to divide the city.‚ÄĚ (5:40) To make the city better, Lhota wants to unify the city, keep change going by supporting the NYPD, help business and have an education reform.

Joe Lhota‚Äôs speech was very straightforward. From the beginning, he is stating that the two sides are fighting for completely different things. He added his own personal visions of how to make¬†New York a better place.¬†Lhota starts by praising the city and saying that ‚ÄúNew York City is the city of opportunity.‚ÄĚ (4:10) He mostly praises the NYPD for helping the city come to where it is now; ‚ÄúI am so proud of the men and women who have brought our crime down 75% over the last 20 years, and I‚Äôm determined to bring it down even further.‚ÄĚ (8:38) What Lhota is trying to do is make the city a better place. By continuing Stop and Frisk, he can make our streets safer. By wanting to help business, he can get our economy to go up. Stressing the importance of an educational reform can bring better chance for the children of New York. Lhota states how his parents have fought for him and his siblings to get a good education and how every child deserves the same education. Lhota wants to keep the city changing for the better good of the people.

What both parties want for New York is completely different from each other. They both want the same thing, which is to bring better well-being to the city. However, at the same time, they both want completely different things. In a way, Bill de Blasio wants to bring happiness to each individual person, while Joe Lhota wants to change the way people feel about the city.

 

Summarizing and Analyzing The Mayoral Speeches

Democratic nominee, Bill de Blasio:

Summary:

Democratic nominee, Bill de Blasio, gives his victory speech¬†at his headquarters in Gowanus, Brooklyn. De Blasio states that what he wants for¬†the¬†City of New York is to bring everyone to help each other not taking into concern their differences. De Blasio’s¬†daughter, Chiara, introduces his father with¬†a small speech of her own. As de Blasio takes his turn on stage, he takes the time to praise his family, and thank everyone around who helped him get to where he is now. Using the event of September 11,¬†he states his main theme and goal is to get everyone to help one another. De Blasio also states that¬†he wants to¬†stop and resolve the “tale of two cities” (11:25) in¬†New York, as well as Stop and¬†Frisk which is turning into¬†racial profiling.¬†The reactions of the crowd is not to be held behind, the crowd¬†is¬†very enthusiastic to everything¬†Bill de Blasio¬†states,¬†even as Chiara spoke her lines.

Analysis:

Overall, I was very moved by Bill de Blasio’s victory speech. I think that using the events in 9/11 as an example to help move on forward was a very powerful thing to move. The event itself was big on everyone, thus adding so made a greater impact. Having his daughter, Chiara, introduce him at the time was a move I thought to be very nice. It show shows that¬†strong union he has¬†with his family. Chiara herself made everyone feel part of their family, as she includes them.

Bill de Blasio talks about the people who helped each other in the disaster of 9/11. He spoke of how first responders did not give a second thought to risking themselves to save the lives of the people in danger. De Blasio states that these are the people to look up to and that there is something that can be taking of that. “The jobs of those of us in positions of authority is to keep our city safe, to be constantly vigilant, and to use every tool at our disposal to protect our people.” (9:55)¬† De Blasio wants New Yorkers to feel safe with the¬†authority figures in New¬†York. He also added¬†how Stop and Frisk became more about racial profiling.¬†This made the city very unhappy, however¬†he wants to make New¬†Yorkers feel happier with these changes in authorities. Lastly, Bill de Blasio speaks of how New York has become a “tale of two cities”. One city those the rich and wealthy, while the other is made up of the people who are close and are living in poverty. De Blasio wants to change something about this as Mayor. Being able to provide more¬†for the people of New York is something present in his agenda.

Republic nominee, Joe Lhota:

I used the following video for this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHC1ZqoU5vU

Summary:

Republic nominee, Joe Lhota gives his victory speech in Midtown, Manhattan. He speaks that what he wants is the complete opposite then what the Democratic party¬†wants. Lhota starts by thanking everyone, especially his parents who have helped him get to where he is today. Lhota states that the city has been changing and will continue to change if the city can stay safe. This includes continuing with Stop and Frisk to make our communities safer. Lhota also states that a “tale of two cities” is “nothing more than class warfare¬†in attempt to divide the city.” (5:40) To make the city better, Lhota wants to unify the city, keep change going by supporting the NYPD, help business and¬†have an education reform.

Analysis:

Joe Lhota’s speech¬†was very straightforward. From the beginning, he is stating that¬†the two sides are fighting for completely¬†different things. Lhota starts by praising the city and saying that “New York City is the city of opportunity.” (4:10) He mostly praises the NYPD for helping the city come to where it is now; “I am so proud of the men and women who have brought our crime down 75% over the last 20 years, and I’m determined to bring it down even further.” (8:38) What Lhota is trying to do is make the city a better place. By continuing Stop and Frisk, he can make our streets safer. By wanting to help business, he can get our economy to go up. Stressing the importance of an educational reform can bring better chance for the children of New York. Lhota states how his parents have fought for him and his siblings to get a good education and how every child deserves the same education. Lhota wants to keep the city changing for the better good of the people.

Comparing and Contrasting:

Its very clear that both sides have completely different views on how to move the city forward. De Blasio believes that Stop and Frisk has turned into racial profiling while Lhota claims that it’s needed for the safety of the city. De Blasio clearly believes that a “tale of two cities” is true and wants to stop this to bring the city together. Meanwhile, Lhota says this is all causing the city to be divided and is just causing tension between people. Their ideas all contrast each other, their only similar idea is wanting to bring and unify the city of New York. Their views on what will make the people happy are completely different.

Census Wants to Know; “How Happy Are You?”

Filling out the census forms of spring 2011, the residents of Somerville, Massachusetts¬†had a surprising new question added. “How happy do you feel right now?”, the people of Somerville were asked. The officials in Boston want to be the first to measure the happiness of their people in an attempt to try and find out better ways to help them. Many of the people who answered back these questions, did not limit their answers to only the problems¬†around them concerning the city, but they also based their answers to their own unfulfilled desires.

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone stated, “we need to change our mind-set in how we serve people.” Curtatone wants to take into view the opinion of the people here, and how they feel with the way the city is. The surveys¬†mailed with the census ask the residents to rate the “aspects of their communities.”¬†¬†All in all, the city want to know; “‘Taking everything into account, how satisfied are you with Somerville as a place to live?'”

With the answer of the residents, the officials of Somerville will be able to see what social policies can be adjusted to make the people happier.¬†Residents of Somerville are giving this survey a good eye since they say to feel “flattered” with the attention that they are getting from the city. The attention itself is making the people happier because of the interest to make the residents happier. This can be the jump start to figuring out how different policies and changes affect the well-being of people. These changes on the well-being can then be monitored and be used for better policies in the future.

 

Revision for 9/12:

Filling out the census forms of spring 2011, the residents of Somerville, Massachusetts¬†had a surprising new question added. “How happy do you feel right now?”, the people of Somerville were asked. The officials in Boston want to be the first to measure the happiness of their people in an attempt to try and find out better ways to help them.¬†With the answer of the residents, the officials of Somerville will be able to see what social policies can be adjusted to make the people happier.¬†This can be the jump start to figuring out how different policies and changes affect the well-being of people. These changes on the well-being can then be monitored and be used for better policies in the future.

Reflection of changes:

I decided to make my reflection a lot shorter. I cut out a lot of information from my original summary, however, just the information that I found to be irrelevant for others to know in a summary. I also removed the quotations that I had initially added because I noticed that I was concentrating too much on useless information.

Happiness For Eunice

If I was to make a list of what makes me happy at the top of my head, my list would be; my boyfriend, food, my fridge, my bed, anime, my phone, friends¬†and more food. It’s what they provide for me is what makes me happy. The feeling of solving a math question, the feeling of riding my bike through the park, and the feeling of finally seeing your order coming at a restaurant are also feelings that make me happy. Listening to music also makes me really happy. I love just laying down and having all my problems leave by melodies and beats in my ears.

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Revision:

Thinking about what was really supposed to be included in this happiness post, I started to really give more thought about what it was that really made me happy. There was one memory that really stands out to me as being a really happy night for me, and that would be my prom night. The event itself was pretty memorable, since it was my high school senior prom. But for me, what made it more memorable was being surrounded by the people that I loved, my date and friends. It’s a memory¬†that, to this¬†day, just thinking about it anywhere, fills me with happiness.¬†That same day,¬†in the morning, people were called out to help out set up for the big night. As lazy as people can be, not many people showed up, so that little event became more of a playtime between a few close people. Trying to rapidly decorate the room at Astoria Manor, we started playing with¬†the stuff we had. We started playing soccer with the balloons on the floor and threw confetti in each¬†other’s hair.¬†We laughed so hard throughout that small time we were together.

A few hours later,¬†the time had finally arrived. I remember being so nervous, I was having second thoughts about going. All¬†my crazy nervous feelings left when I stepped into the room. I saw¬†all my friends there already.¬†We all ran into each other’s arms and gave loving hugs, complementing each other on how pretty we looked. ¬†Being with all my friends like that and just enjoying the night, made me forget about all the outside problems I had.¬†I was just living in the moment with all the good-looking people around me. The loud music in the background, I think, helped drown out any doubts I had. I was pretty hard to listen to my own thoughts. The food there was also really good!¬†I was able to have fried rice and plantains, which have to be my favorite¬†foods!¬†Some extra happiness there, too! Overall, the whole experience was really fun. I loved being able to spend time with the people I had spent four years with. That night, everyone seemed to love¬†everyone.

A Short Intro to Eunice

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Hello, everyone! My name is Eunice Sanchez and I am 18 years old. I am a college freshman, recently graduating from Robert F. Wagner Jr. SSAT in LIC. Coming from a high school that had absolutely no windows, it feels so nice to finally sit in a classroom where I am able see the outside world.

I am currently attempting to¬†learn ASL (American Sign Language). I hope to one day be able to have a conversation with a deaf person. I am currently hooked on the TV series; The Fosters, Switched at Birth and Supernatural. I also enjoy watching anime. A lot. I love food. Any food but spicy food, soup, soup, pickles¬†or tomatoes in solid form. I have a great fear of bugs. I don’t understand why they have to be around.

My strengths as a writer is writing things out and being able to bring out my ideas into writing. I enjoy peer editing, it’s one of my favorite things to do.¬†Happiness to me is being able to find a spark in everything you¬†do.¬†I think you can find happiness everywhere, for example in math. A lot of people hate math, but once you¬†solve that struggling problem, there is that joy¬†of completion. Yay math!

I look forward to meeting all of you ūüėÄ !