In the booming age of technology, it is easier to be informed than it has ever been in the past. Between apps like Twitter and people recording their experiences twenty-four-seven, society has become inundated with surveillance, making it nearly impossible to do anything without being “seen”. This is especially true for police officers. Everything they do is recorded and scrutinized, so a lot of footage has surfaced over the years of men and women under the badge doing something mistakenly, unprofessional, sometimes even illegal, and out of context, it’s not surprising. However, what doesn’t get reported are the less exciting, monotonous calls these individuals respond to on a daily basis; the mundane, inglorious things that keep our communities safe.
Earlier this month, I wrote and published an article on how PETA was attempting to take advantage of the bush fires that were affecting Australian wildlife and why people should not give a single penny to them. Upon its publication, and to my own surprise, the article blew to the point where it had a lot more readers than I originally expected when I publish my articles on Vocal. One of those readers was Kitty (not her real name), a former PETA employee who was so devastated about the news regarding the fires in the land down under that she donated to the WIRES Organization. She described her time at PETA as being vicious and so, she shared her story to me, which I have been given permission to share with all of you.
It was a scorcher of a Friday evening at the ol’ Outback Steakhouse, the restaurant would officially open in just a few moments, and the lobby was already PACKED! AND, to top it all off, I was given my favorite section of tables to wait on. Oooh baby, I’m gonna be making some loot tonight!
Change. Change is a big word with a small amount of letters! History is filled with change; some changes are good, some are bad, but change is eventually inevitable. So what does change mean to a small historic town in downtown Atlanta. Throughout the years, Pittsburgh Atlanta has been a pivotal area in the Atlanta region. Unfortunately with the change of the times, the neighborhood has suffered extensive damages. At its peak, Pittsburgh was a center of African American excellence. With it such rich history being buried beneath its neglected demographics, there has been much initiative from the city of Atlanta to redevelop and "revitalize" this area.
Firstly, welcome to my new blog. This will be behind the scenes of videos and extra insights into my life, stuff I like and projects I am working on. Think of it as a combination of my vlogs and my own little press release updates.
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master — Ernest Hemingway
Everyone of us has had the experience of going to a party or group event and trying to capture someone’s attention and interest. If you are serious about practicing these skills you will have to find like minded subjects to do so. This post will share a technique you can use to apply these skills. Use whether you are seeking to network professionally or attract a prospective partner. Confusion inductions are used everywhere and they are one of the most subtle ways to do trance hijacking and street hypnosis. The method goes like this.
A few years ago, I wrote a short story called 'They Met on the Corner'. A script version can be read here.
You might think that landing a decent paying, nine to five job right after graduation is good luck, right? Call me ungrateful but I found it boring. Not only did I want more but I needed it.
My name is Elizabeth. I'm twenty years old and I'm a Music student at a lovely university near Windsor. I'd wanted to be a Music teacher from a young age, all the way through to my first year of university. I suppose it was at the beginning of my time as a Music student that I realised my calling was environmental law (this was around the same time I fell in love with Ally McBeal). The confidence of Ally, John Cage and Nelle Porter was so horrendously inspirational. While I realised that teaching Music might have meant I could inspire a whole new generation of budding musicians, if I went into environmental Law I realised I could actually help to save the planet... I planned on doing a conversion to Law once I was finished with university, so I started looking into placements at firms around London but it suddenly occurred to me that I had no interest in pursuing a career in Law whatsoever. I started thinking about what I could do that combined everything I loved (Music, teaching, debating, smiling and most of all talking), whilst watching Good Morning Britain before work as a store assistant in French Connection, and suddenly realised that television presenters are real people! Susanna Reid isn’t just a virtual figure we see on a screen; Laura Tobin is more than just a girl who tells us the weather; and Piers Morgan (whilst a very controversial man indeed) lives and breathes as well as enlightening us about how many people Donald Trump has offended today... they're real people with real careers. It was a true lightbulb moment, and suddenly everything slotted into place.
When I was sixteen years old, I changed my mind about my chosen career path. For the last fourteen years (yes, fourteen) I had desperately wanted to become a midwife, but over time this dream had faded and became something I was expected to do, not what I wanted to do.
It was about 3 months after I started working at the most popular ice cream parlour in the village, it was a hot bank holiday and I was tired, hungry and ready to go home. It was only 2:30pm and I'd was working an 11am-5pm shift.