Mayors visions on well-being for New Yorkers

In the night of the NYC mayoral primary 2013, Bill De Blasio’s gaol is to give equal opportunities to everyone and to unify the city. De Blasio started off his speech with the terrifying terrorist attack of 9/11. He takes a moment to remember everyone that suffered the tragedy of 9/11. Throughout all the pain everyone suffered that day, everyone one came together and help anyway they found possible. People put at risk their own life to try to help others, complete strangers. It was a reminder that those in authority have the job to keep everyone safe in the best way they can. De Blasio said “New Yorkers left no one behind that day” (10:42). That day everyone helped each other no matter the racial statues or economic statues. The city became united. De Blasio explains that there was a tale of two cities. One tale where the wealthy were doing better then ever, their lives couldn’t get any better. The other tale where most of the citizen are living in the line of poverty. Parents are fearing that their children will not have the opportunity to have a high education. Where pro active policing is now turning into racial profiling. De Blasio restates that we can’t allow New York to continue unsafe, changes have to be made for a better future.

Bill De Blasio is a democrat which is goes more to benefit poor people. He used the day of 9/11 to show the way everyone came together and helped each other out. The way every one reacted so rapidly to help no matter who the person was. De Blasio wants New York to be like that everyday. He wants New York to be a united and equal city. Parents with a low economic statues should be able to give their children the same opportunities to receive high education. He referred New York as the tale of two cities where he mentions that the wealthy are living better then ever before and most citizens are living in the line of poverty. Wealthy people are in all ability to help but yet prefer to build luxury condos over community hospitals. Also police racial profiling is becoming very dangerous. Instead of police bring the feeling of safety they are doing the complete opposite. There should be changes done to feel safer and in order to have better opportunities. This will help in the well-being of people because they will feel safer and they will also be given more opportunities.

New York Cities 2013 primary night Joe Lhota’s victory speech is about continuing to improve the city and improve education. Lhota remarks several times that America is the land of opportunity, New York City is the place of opportunity. He doesn’t want to bring the city to bankruptcy and economic fear like others have done by picturing the perfect world. Lhota supports the New York City Police Department all the way. Lhota is very proud of the police ” who have brought our crime down over 75% over the last 20 years and I am determined to bring it down even more” (8:44). Lhota thinks if the the police does’t keep up with what they are doing the city will be unsafe. He also beliefs that stop question and frisk must continue. Lhota wants to continue improving the city just like he gives the example of Brooklyn improving and becoming safer to race a family. He also wants to improve education and give more opportunities to children to become more competitive in the 21st centenary.

Joe Lhota is a Republican which goes more in favor to the wealthy people. He doesn’t talk much about the lower class people showing that he mostly cares about the cities appearance. He want to continue to modernize the city with out taking in mind if it will benefit or harm lower class people. He also is in favor of the actions that police are now taking. Which harms a lot of people because of racial profiling. In reality this will not benefit the well-being of most people. Improving the city will bring up the cost of rent and many people wont be able to afford it. Also the police using racial profiling will cause to blame people that a innocent. These are not things that will bring an individual well-being or happiness within themselves.

Both candidates used pathos, logos, and ethos to catch the listeners attention and try to earn their votes. Bill De Blasio used pathos when he talked about the tragedy of 9/11 and the way he kept referring to that day. He uses logos when he talked about the tale of two cities, the wealthy and the poor. It is obvious that there is two completely different social classes and that one is benefiting more then the other. He uses ethos by having his speech in Brooklyn. This gives of to show that he is like everyone else and that he puts himself in everyone’s shoes. Joe Lhota uses pathos by mentioning that his parents worked very hard to give him a good education and where he came from. With this he wanted to show everyone that he and his family have also struggled. Lhota uses logos when he talks about the percentage of crimes that have gone down in the last 20 years. He wants to show how much it has gone down and to trust him that he will help to bring it down even more. Lhota uses ethos when he talks about others trying to paint the perfect picture and actually ended up bring the economy down. By using that he wants to show that he has a better plan then others and he is aware of what can happen.


Class Notes for Tuesday 9/9/14

I’m back guys and I sincerely apologize for my absence on 9/11. In any case, these are the class notes for Tuesday 9/9:

Professor Belli has established that minutes be recorded for every class. It’s voluntary, sort of, however everyone is to do it at least once. Professor Belli is now discussing tenure which is status granted to an employee, usually after a probationary period. Indicating that the position or employment is permanent.

She also discussed a variety of other words in which we are to kind of learn and understand the definitions of ANY word that we’re unfamiliar with. Adjunct being another one for me. This is a person associated with lesser status, rank or authority.

The discussion for 9/9 was on an Op-Ed (which means opposite the editorial page) piece from the LA Times, 5/19/2013 “How To Buy Happiness”, the italicized piece directly under the title. This is known as the thesis. We’re analyzing the piece as we reverse/outline. We’ve discussed various segments of a paper such as the conclusion (noun): the final result/answer; counterintuitive (adj): counter to what intuition would lead one to expect. ex: The direction we had to follow was counterintuitive. We had to go North before we went South. We discussed what a colon (:) is. It’s a prerequisite to a definition, list, or explanation. We’ve established that a complete sentence has to have a subject and a verb. It means it’s an independent (self-sufficient; stands alone) clause. Now independent clause vs. a dependent clause ex:(because I run, I am tired: However, with a colon(:), you may insert a dependent clause (incomplete sentence or phrase after a colon) ex: I learned today about thermodynamics: Now I tell you what I’ve learned.

Other components of a paper are the fact that it’s formulaic (meaning a specific formula is required); Summarizing (taking the main idea(s) of an entire text (paraphrase); Quotation marks. We’re reviewing how paramount objectivity is in summarizing a piece. Also discussing concisely pulling out “the main point” of a particular paragraph in the “How To Buy Happiness” piece.

The three components in writing/rhetoric:

1) Pathos: The opposite is apathy (no feelings). Pathos is appealing to the (emotion).

2) Logos: An appeal to someone’s brain. A rational appeal to the (logic)

3) Ethos: (Ethics)

All writing is an exercise in persuasion. A visceral reaction: Actually feel it in your body. Pathos: of evoking feeling of pity or compassion.

1st person: I, me, we, us

2nd person: you, your, etc.

3rd person: it, them, they, his, hers, etc.

We’ve attempted to summarize the first two paragraphs; Professor Belli posed the question; What would one do with $1 million under your mattress and not bedbugs OMG!!! “There are bedbugs on the subway, have you heard?”. Anyway if this were to happen, then  this would happen (the possibility that). Commodious: Comfortable

5th prgh: Define: (Diligently, paradox)… But/However

Fundamental  assumptions: Basic conclusions or feelings about.

6th prgh: Supporting those fundamental assumptions in prgh 5.

7th prgh: Sacrificing for a selfish endeavor is counterintuitive.

Prghs 8 & 9: Spending on others brings more joy.

Prghs 10 & 11: Doing for others gains you the experience of true happiness.

Prghs 12 & 13: Treating others brings more satisfaction.

Prgh 14: How we use money matters more than how much we have.

HW Assignment due 9/11

“How To Buy Happiness” Archive #3/500 words minimum. Start thinking about the connections in summarizing. Go back to the article, particularly the 1st paragraph.