Enough about you- wildwood

Money seems to have a big role in our society; we as a society can’t do much or get far if money is not present. Money is valuable in different ways, even when we don’t see it physically. In today’s society we must have faith in the government and in the banking system that our money is being handled in the proper manner; if not, then they would have to hide all of the money under the mattress or around the house. I have no clue what happens in the banks, or how they take care of our money. I always thought money was simple; we either have some or you don’t—that’s it. However, being introduced to this assignment, the Yap Fei, US gold, French francs, Brazilian cruzeros, and debit accounts now seem similar. Someone doesn’t actually see the money being transferred. When someone get paid, they aren’t handed cash, they didn’t receive a physical check, the money’s all directly transferred to someone’s bank account, and they just have to trust that they got more money.

Rebuttal- Wildwood

Checks and balances pertaining to the United States government has a sole purpose of preventing the three branches of the government of gaining too much power which in turn could be the downfall of this country. Within each branch, The Judicial, The Legislative and The Executive are elected officials that, makes the hard decisions for the three hundred million plus citizens which voted them to their respective office. Each branch has a duty to this country whether the responsibility is drafting, enforcing or upholding the law, and just as important is to make sure each branch stays true to their task issued to them by the Constitution. The system, on the surface, seems like it would work smoothly and allow each branch to operate within their ranks and without stepping over toes, but what happens when one of the branches are granted a special veto power to overrule legislation passed by another branch? Is that a violation of checks and balances? Or does that statue, granted to a single elected official better keep the branches of government in check when writing and passing laws?

When a bill gets introduced by a member of the House or Senate, with the hopes of it being written into law, it takes multiple members of each chamber to bring said bill to a final vote. After different actions conducted by the sponsoring members, and usually multiple rewrites, it can be brought to a vote on the House floor. After receiving a majority, the bill then can be sent to the President’s desk for final approval. If the President decides to sign off, then the process is over and that bill is officially signed into law. Now this process could take months and sometimes years from start to finish, and in the end, if the President decides against it, he can veto it, making that bill void. However, if the bill has an unusual amount of support in both chambers, the elected officials could vote to overrule the President’s decision not to sign off on the bill, overriding the veto changing the proposed bill into a law. Veto power is few and far between in the United States Government, it takes at the minimum a 2/3 majority in the House to veto a bill signed off by The President. Just as easy is it is for the President to veto a law, they can also amend any law passed by utilizing Executive Orders.

If the President decides to draft an Executive Order, it could be anything from giving federal employees a half of a day before a federal holiday, all the way to confining all Japanese born U.S. citizens to internment camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and everything in between. Critics of the President using Executive Orders usually have one defense, why does a single man have the power to write their wishes into law without going through proper channels of Congress. Critics think when Presidents use Executive Orders, it undermines the hundreds of elected officials whose job it is to write and pass legislation.

In reality, The President is voted into office by voters nation-wide and not just by voters in certain districts like members of congress are elected. If the incumbent head of the executive branch passes an executive order and his predecessor simply wants it overturned, that order originally passed by the incumbent becomes null and void as quick as the President signs off on the order. When an executive order is signed off on, it has the same powers as a federal law, but federal laws are subject to legal review and scrutiny. When determining whether or not that order passed was unconstitutional or not, the supreme court evaluation includes case law regarding the topic as well as deciding if the order compromises a standing law set forth from the founding fathers.

 

Robust Verbs (2)- wildwood

First revision

Vancouver is currently reeling with heroin addicts committing crimes such as assaults, burglary, and stealing to support their illegal habits. The “free heroin for addicts” program is doing everything they can to stop the addicts from committing such crimes by conveying a safe venue and paraphernalia to get their daily fix to be able to function properly. This program will only support the addiction, not help addicts ween off using heroin. The “free heroin for addicts,” program will also keep the heroin users out of the hospital by providing sanitary needles, deterring addicts from reusing needle after needle. Hospitals having to deal with addicts that want to use unsanitary needles is a hopeless waste of resources that the hospital could divert to another patient with a much more serious ailment. This program gives addicts free and clean-cut heroin and by doing so, will help city resources such as police and EMTs focus on bigger issues and boost the quality of life.

Second revision

Vancouver has been reeling with the issue for some time of heroin addicts committing crimes such as assaults, burglary, and theft to support their illegal habits. The “free heroin for addicts,” program gives the addicts a way out from committing such violent crimes by conveying a safe venue and issuing free paraphernalia for addicted citizens so they can receive their daily fix to be able to function properly. “Free heroin for addicts,” will also keep the heroin users out of the hospital by providing sanitary needles, deterring addicts from reusing needle after needle. Hospitals dealing with addicts that choose to use unsanitary needles is a hopeless waste of resources that the hospital could divert to another patient with a more serious ailment. This program gives addicts free and clean-cut heroin and by doing so, will help city resources such as police and EMTs focus on bigger issues and boost the everyday quality of life.

Robust Verbs- wildwood

Vancouver is currently reeling with heroin addicts committing crimes such as assaults, burglary, and stealing to support their illegal habits. The “free heroin for addicts” program is doing everything they can to stop the addicts from committing such crimes by conveying a safe venue and paraphernalia to get their daily fix to be able to function properly. This program will only support the addiction, not help addicts ween off using heroin. The “free heroin for addicts,” program will also keep the heroin users out of the hospital by providing sanitary needles, deterring addicts from reusing needle after needle. Hospitals having to deal with addicts that want to use unsanitary needles is a hopeless waste of resources that the hospital could divert to another patient with a much more serious ailment. This program gives addicts free and clean-cut heroin and by doing so, will help city resources such as police and EMTs focus on bigger issues and boost the quality of life.

2nd Draft
Vancouver has been reeling with the issue for some time of heroin addicts committing crimes such as assaults, burglary, and theft to support their illegal habits. The “free heroin for addicts,” program gives the addicts a way out from committing such violent crimes by conveying a safe venue and issuing free paraphernalia for addicted citizens so they can receive their daily fix to be able to function properly. “Free heroin for addicts,” will also keep the heroin users out of the hospital by providing sanitary needles, deterring addicts from reusing needle after needle. Hospitals dealing with addicts that choose to use unsanitary needles is a hopeless waste of resources that the hospital could divert to another patient with a more serious ailment. This program gives addicts free and clean-cut heroin and by doing so, will help city resources such as police and EMTs focus on bigger issues and boost the everyday quality of life.

Saw Stop- Wildwood

Source1

In the article SawStop Sues Bosch over new ReaXX Table Saw and its Flesh-Detecting Blade-Braking Technology,” the author takes a strong stance on the fact that the owner and create\or of “SawStop,” Stephen Grass, is actively bullying table saw manufactures by throwing a lawsuit at anything that resembles his product and see if it sticks, which so far has not been working.

“First, Gass tried to get power tool brands to license their technology, but they declined to. None of the other brands wanted to pay to implement SawStop’s flesh-detection and blade braking technology into their table saws.”

This factual claim adds context to the article and the authors feeling of Grass attempting to corner the table saw market with little reinforcement. It is a factual claim because there would clearly be evidence of a lawsuit by Grass towards other manufactures. The article goes on to discuss the fact that there were at least 22 other lawsuits regarding Grass’s technology and other table saw companies. The purpose of this claim is an attempted plea to the readers and trying to get them to understand where the author comes from when he addressed Grass as a bully. This is the beginning of where Grass feels entitled to sue other manufactures for infringement of her patent.

Source 2

In the writing piece, “Table Saw Amputation Lawyer,” the article discusses how the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) prolonged a deadline regarding regulated safety features in all table saws currently in production. The author writes:

“Since 2000, a safety device called the “SawStop” has existed that could prevent all table saw amputations, but manufacturers have refused to voluntarily place the safety devices on their products, citing an unreasonable increase in price (about $100 per table saw).”

This is a factual claim due to the fact that it is directly stating this piece of technology could save peoples fingers, hands and arms. This indirectly implies that if not on the job when the injury occurs, could significantly impact the victim’s wallet, causing stress on the family. The quote also speaks to the cost of the addition of the technology to the saws, implying companies will in fact lose money due to the higher prices of the saws. The companies do not necessarily care if the user gets hurt, as long as they are not liable. Manufactures only care about moving their product to the consumer.

Source 3

 In an article titled, “SawStop Vs Bosch Reaxx Lawsuit: It’s Not Over Yet – UPDATED,” particularly focuses on the legal battle between the creator and owner of the patent of the SawStop and the company Bosch who attempted to better the technology. They claim that they advanced the technology by allowing the saw stop to be utilized twice, instead of once, making it much more cost effective. After a legal battle resulting in favor of Stephen Grass’s SawStop, Bosch released a statement overall defending their product.

“Bosch has vigorously defended, and will continue to defend, its ability to make REAXX table saws available in the United States. In addition, Bosch will continue to pursue its own claim of patent infringement against the competitor filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.”

This quote from Bosch claims that they do not agree with the court’s decision that ruled against their product. They defend their position and defend their product after being told they copied off of another inventor’s product.

 

Source 4

In “Power tools Industry Defends Table Saw Safety as Disabling Injuries Increase,” begins by going back to when the topic of discussion, the SawStop, was first introduced. The writing then quickly fast forward to present time and brings up personal recollections to when table saw operators did not have the technology equipped.

“Bravo!” a man named Frank Oslick emailed SawStop, explaining that he had lost two fingers and part of his thumb in a table saw accident when he was 14. “I have not lived a single day without regretting that accident,” he wrote. “If your device prevents even one person from going through what I have gone through it is a world class accomplishment.”

This is an emotional claim by bringing personal tragedies into the article and hoping to get the reader on emotion. The fact that the author uses a direct quote from a person whose life is forever effected Frank, the man who lost fingers as a result of not having the SawStop, states how much he regrets what happened and would give anything to go back and get the technology.

 

Source 5

In“Feds might force table-saw makers to adopt radically safer technology,” this particular article goes on to talk about the legal battle between the originator of the SawStop and the newcomer to the table, Bosch’s Reaxx.
“Despite these differences, SawStop accused Bosch of infringing its patents. In January, the International Trade Commission sided with SawStop and blocked sale of the Bosch table saw.

This is a factual claim and goes onto explain on how the Trade Commission views the Reaxx. The Commission sees the Reaxx as a copycat device that does not advance the technology enough to deem is as new. This is an unbiased, opinion free statement that does not attempt to coerce the reader, yet states factual evidence and sheds more light into the years long court battle.

 

 

 

 

 

Visual Rhetoric- Wildwood

End Family Fire

0:00 – 0:02

The video opens up on a cartoon train, one that looks like on a child television show. The camera frame is just the cartoon, so the viewer does not know whether or not the show is the entire video or if it is in fact a television show, even though it shoes a glare. Then on the second of the video, it shows a child, a little boy in pajamas, and what is assumed is his father. His father is wearing boots, jeans and a long-sleeved shirt, meaning he could be going to work or coming from work. It. It does appear to be morning due to the child in pajamas and the sun looks like it is rising. The son could be watching his morning cartoons. The house is clean and well kept, besides the toys on the ground, it appears as a normal middle class suburban household. The couch cushion in on the ground which seems odd, and there is a normal pillow sitting on top of it. Could mean the father slept there last night, or the young boy sits there and watches his morning cartoons.

0:02 – 0:05

Father in a collar shirt, it is in fact daytime because there are windows in the background. Dad is clean shaven and could be headed to work. He startled and started playing with his son as he was watching cartoons. The pillow on the ground indicates some sort of family disfunction. The father could be sleeping on the couch because his significant other and him are going through a rough patch in the relationship. Did not observe any family pictures either on the television stand or hanging up in the dining room. Although the boy seems loved from the affection he is being shown from his father and the endless number of toys he has, no family pictures signifies a sterile house like feel instead of a warm welcoming home.

0:05 – 0:09

The father got off his child, he said goodbye. Father must be preparing for work for the day. Smaller skateboard by the door, probably the boys skateboard. Only one skateboard so more than likely an only child or a much older or younger sibling.

0:09 – 0:12

The boy lays on the floor after his father walks away and seems like he is pondering something. Possibly wanting to ask the father a question, but in reference to what? The father started walking over to the kitchen. Older model residence due to the dark wood accents and trim around windows and doorframes. Two used cups on the counter and two used bowls, meaning they already ate breakfast. Father going over to clean the dishes.

0:12 – 0:16

Father rolling his sleeves up and walking over to the dishes to start cleaning them. Pink flowers in the background on the kitchen table, still look alive and new. Brought them home for his wife who he is currently fighting with in an attempt to make amends. On the table with the dirty dishes, there is a knife within reach of the boy, signifying danger in his young life.

0:16 – 0:19

Little boy asks to play with father’s gun. Little standing by the front door asking the question, clean house with a toy tank by the skateboard. Boy likes guns and likes violence. The boy does not appear to be ready for school even though he is of age, so most likely a weekend or summer. On the right of the screen, on the counter, there is a box of pancake mix. Father made pancakes for breakfast but there are also two bowls on the kitchen counter and no plates. Possibly made the pancakes for his wife while she is still in bed and she still has the dirty dishes still in bed.

0:19 – 0:25

Father and son having a conversation, the father seems surprised by what the boy is saying even though he is standing in the same spot. The camera is close on the boy when he first speaks, as if what he is saying is the whole purpose of the ad, and then when it cuts back onto the boy after the dad, it is a much broader span. The boy then shrugs his shoulders with saying nothing. The broader span signifies it could be a much larger issue being talked about and that it does not only pertain to this single middle class family.

0:25 – 0:30

The father is pouring his glass of coffee but there is another cup next to the coffee machine. He is not pouring it for some reason even though it is being used because it is a clean cup sitting next to the coffee machine.

White paper- Wildwood

Proposal:

The three different branches of government were not created as an organizational tool, as something just to categorize different offices and government workers to make payroll easier. They were built and are maintained to prevent against the tyranny that, let’s face it, help create the idea of this new and innovative land. The three different branches, Legislative, Judicial, and Executive, are tasked to keep the next one in check and to ensure they do not become too powerful with the legislation they pass. To make sure the imaginary boundaries are not crossed and there is no confusion as to where the certain powers come from.

With a couple exceptions, every president in the United States history has used the privilege that comes with the being the head of the executive branch. Executive orders are a privilege afforded to the President of the United States in order for them to enact temporary legislation or effect a new bill that might have been signed off on by the Speaker of the House. But when is it too much? When does the President cross that imaginary line and overstep the privilege? There are steps that the Legislative branch could take to limit the awesome power granted to the President.

 

Source 1:

https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/executive_powe

Content of this article:

This piece discusses a number of different powers granted to the president and how it can be wielded. Everything from the wartime powers to pardons to citizens convicted of a federal crime. Also states where the powers are limited and where the extent of the privilege lies.

What it proves:

This article proves that the presidential power has a limit and a history too it. I will discuss if the limit is not strong enough and ways the government could limit the power as it pertains to overreach from the president.

Source 2:

https://www.heritage.org/political-process/report/the-use-and-abuse-executive-orders-and-other-presidential-directives

Content of this article:

This article opens up by discussing the fact that in the past, an executive power has been shot down by the high court, which was unthinkable to ever happen in the past. This article goes into depth regarding the separation of powers and how presidential directives are defines.

What it proves:

This piece not only discusses how the president could enact an executive order, but proves that the history of the directives shows there are limits on the power, no matter how broad it may be.

 

Source 3:

https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/executive-orders-101-what-are-they-and-how-do-presidents-use-them/

Content of this article:

This article directly points at where the power of the executive orders come from and shines a little light on where in the constitution the directive comes from. It also allows the reader to know that the order has the same effect that a regular law signed has on the regular population.

What is proves:

This piece proves that executive orders were used in the past and help shaped this county to where it is today. It gives examples when historic legislation was passed and wouldn’t of went through if it wasn’t for Article II. Discusses that Lincoln had more executive orders shot down by the supreme court more than anyone in history and shows how he went around even executive orders.

 

Source 4:

https://qz.com/898683/can-an-executive-order-be-revoked/

Content of this article:

This article somewhat shows the line of where executive orders can be overturned and how they can be revoked. Doesn’t go into an enormous amount of detail but it covers where and how executive orders can be overruled.

What it proves:

This piece proves that there are ways to overrule or revoke an executive order even though the laws surrounding such may not be as stringent as they could be.

 

Source 5:

https://www.ranker.com/list/bold-executive-orders-by-presidents/mike-rothschild

Content of this article:

This article dives into the most famous of the executive orders, the orders that helped shape this county. Diving in depth into some of the more infamous executive directives could make the second article of the constitution more relatable and easier to put into plain text.

What it proves:

This piece shows that the most well-known executive orders help shape the country we live in today. Executives orders help outline legal precedent that will shape the court system for many generations in the future.