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6: Making Earned Income Tax Credits Work for Workers

Rathke, Wade Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

There are programs that are designed to increase income and security for working and other families at the bottom of the ladder. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for working families is certainly the most popular, and perhaps the most effective, of these programs, but some other income maintenance and support programs still exist for low-income families.

But despite the intentions of such programs, there paradoxically continues to be a significant income gap that translates into families being poorer than they should be and available dollars being unspent to address the issues of income and wealth. Without full participation of all eligible families in these programs we are not taking advantage of existing authorizations and appropriations, and programs are missing the benchmarks of success that they should achieve. Borrowing a term from Lyndon Johnson’s time, we need to join in a campaign to achieve maximum eligible participation where all families entitled to income support benefits actually receive them. (We will focus on this campaign at more length in Chapter 9.)

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Despair in a State of Nerves, 8 November 1964 (UD, 186/1/22) 854

Elizabeth Jennings Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF

Despair in a State of Nerves looked at in certain ways you could say it was a punishment – locked doors, money removed, constant vigilance not even a nail file allowed hard in fact not to see it as such there are a few kind ones gentle hands and voices not many

‘rest, rest,’ they say you might as well say ‘rest’ to a grasshopper sometimes I wonder if nerves exist outside certainly here they do. ever seen anyone die with no screens round her? or a girl, on the floor, screaming for her dead father? pompous consultants discuss their patients in public: who do they think they’re impressing? if you get better here, it’s because you prefer Purgatory to Hell

Heaven is not for us.


In other ages painters never had

Trouble about getting the period right:

They put down freely mother, child and man,

Trusting the rest to one star’s serving light.

Cave, shed, house, even an open field

Or rocks, have shown the mother clasp the child.

Somehow the man has always been in shadow,

But always strong and watchful though so mild.

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13 Life in the Box

Arbinger Institute, The Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

I looked up at the board again.

Yes! I cheered silently. All of this trouble happened because Bud betrayed a feeling that he had for Nancy. But I rarely have those kinds of feelings for Laura. And the reason why is obvious — Laura is so much worse than Nancy. No one would feel they should do things for her given the way she is. My case is different. Bud got into trouble because he betrayed himself. I’m not betraying myself. I sat back, satisfied.

“Okay, I think I get this,” I said, preparing to ask my question. “I think I understand the idea of self-betrayal. Check me on it: As people, we have a sense of what other people might need and how we can help them. Right?

“Yes,” Bud and Kate said, almost in unison.

“And if I have that sort of sense and go against it, then I betray my own sense of what I should do for someone. That’s what we call self-betrayal. Right?”

“That’s right. Yes.”

“And if I betray myself, then I start seeing things differently — my view of others, myself, my circumstances — everything is distorted in a way that makes me feel okay about what I’m doing.”

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2 The GAPS! Logic

Robinson, Dana Gaines Berrett-Koehler Publishers PDF


The GAPS! Logic

Mind the gap.

—London Underground Rapid Transit System (1969)

In 2002, we coauthored a book with Ken Blanchard entitled Zap the Gaps!

Target Higher Performance and Achieve It! (Blanchard, Robinson, and

Robinson 2002). It tells the story of a business leader with a problem in the area of customer service. Working with his HR manager, this call center director utilizes various tools described in the book to identify and address the root causes for the problem. During the course of writing this book with Ken, he encouraged us to develop an acronym for the logic within our mental model.

That acronym is GAPS and works in this

G = Go for the SHOULD.

A = Analyze the IS.

P = Pin down the CAUSES.

S = Select the right SOLUTIONS.

The integration of the GAPS! acronym with the Need Hierarchy, as Figure 2.1 illustrates, clarifies the categories of information that performance consultants examine when working with clients to address business needs.

Clearly a great deal of information is required to analyze situations and determine the actions needed to achieve desired business and performance results. We all know how challenging it is to manage and organize the amount of information that is available today. What information is important and relevant? What information, though available, is not necessary for the situation at hand? And, most important, what information is required but currently unknown? It is questions like these that led us to create a tool to guide performance consultants as they obtain information needed to address a specific

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2. Key Findings of Attachment Research

Fonagy, Peter Karnac Books ePub

It is beyond the scope of this brief monograph to offer any kind of comprehensive summary of the findings of three decades of attachment research. Certain empirical observations have already been alluded to above. In this section we shall briefly overview selected findings that have contributed to the development of attachment theory and/or are likely to have a bearing on its evolving relationship to psychoanalysis. There are, fortunately, excellent recent reviews of this work; in particular the edited volume by Cassidy and Shaver (1999) represents a definitive summary, and Allen’s (2000) monograph is an accessible yet authoritative integration of clinically relevant findings.


Advances in attachment theory have, in part, been driven by discoveries concerning individual differences in attachment behavior in infants and adults. Research on the determinants of attachment security critically depends on reliable and valid measures of attachment class. A range of instruments and coding systems are available to as-sess attachment classification. As most findings to be considered here depend on these instruments, it is helpful to consider briefly what they are based on and what they offer.

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Joshua Kryah University Press of Colorado ePub

Or we were poor and we did not know we were.

Or we were not poor and we thought we were.

Or we knew we were not poor.

Or just enough we did not deny being poor.

Or others told us we were poor and we believed we were.

Or this is what we told ourselves when we disliked others.

Or it was good to be poor among those who were not poor.

Or we had friends who were poor but did not know they were.

Or the poor were always among us.

Or we wanted nothing to do with the poor even if we were poor.

Or someone somewhere in our family had been poor.

Or it was a story we learned from our older brother who told us we were poor.

Or we told ourselves “at least we’re not poor.”

Or we made up things to make our lives a little less poor.

Always blood and those who give of it so freely.

The hemophiliac, the martyr.

The meatpacking plant at the end of the street.

Piles of ice dumped out back, soaked with the blood of deer, their hind legs broken, stabbed through, hung to drain.

And the children, always the children.

Gathering the ice into small handfuls, licking it as one would a snow cone.

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What Is Culture?The Iceberg Theory

Jonamay Lambert HRD Press PDF


What Is Culture?

The Iceberg Theory


The purpose of this activity is to help participants understand what

“culture” is and to review the components that make up culture and recognize that each person has his/her own culture. The activity will also help participants identify the stages of intercultural learning and determine the participants’ current stages.


15-20 minutes


Overhead projector

Flipchart paper and markers

Flipchart page prepared with an outline drawing of an iceberg

Overhead transparency (OHT) 16.1


1. Put participants in pairs and ask them to think of three or four words that illustrate evidence of “culture.”

2. Ask participants to list their responses on a flipchart that has an outline drawing of an iceberg, placing the words in order of the most visible characteristics of culture at the top, and the least visible at the bottom. (See Trainer’s Notes.)


1. Explain that all people begin with Ethnocentricity (believing that their way is the only way) and move through the various stages on the way to Multiculturation.

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Area of Polygons

Michael Buckley Saddleback Educational Publishing PDF



Area of a Triangle

The area of a two-dimensional figure is the number of square units enclosed by the figure. A square unit is the space enclosed by a 1 unit by 1 unit square.

To find the area of a triangle you multiply half the base of the triangle by its height.

In a triangle, any side is a base. The height is an altitude, from the base. Remember, an altitude is a perpendicular segment from the base to the angle opposite the base.

Rules for Finding the Area of a Triangle

1. Identify the base. Any side of the triangle can be the base.

2. Identify the height. The height can be inside, or outside the triangle.


3. The area is calculated by using the following formula: A = _

2 bh.



Find the area of the triangle to the right.



Step 1 Identify the base. Any side of the



The base is BC ; BC = 10

triangle can be the base.

Step 2 Identify the height. The height can

be inside, or outside the triangle.

Step 3 The area is calculated by using the

following formula: A = _12 bh.

In a right triangle, the height can be the other leg, so, AB is the height; AB = 8

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Appendix E: Laws and Regulations

Scott, D.E. CABI PDF

Appendix E:

Laws and Regulations

The following laws and treaties are relevant to the process of rehabilitation and for obtaining a permit. Each country may have similar laws and regulations so it is important to familiarize yourself with the local laws.


Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA)

Established in 1918 and expanded over the years in cooperation with other nations. The law makes it illegal for people to “take” migratory birds, their eggs, feathers, or nests. In effect, it is illegal to possess any part of a live or dead migratory bird without a permit. All birds of prey are protected under this law.

Bald and Golden Eagle

Protection Act

This law provides additional protections for eagles.

In the USA, federal and state laws require individuals to be licenced in order to rehabilitate wildlife.

Federal permits are granted by the US Fish and

Wildlife Service (USFWS) and each state also has a Department of Natural Resources that performs a similar function.

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5 Parole

Gary M. Lavergne University of North Texas Press PDF



“I don’t know why people got so excited;

I was just standing there with my knife.”

—Kenneth McDuff


At the time of the Broomstick Murders, Bill Miller was a law enforcement officer in the Fort Worth area. He remembers vividly the horrible deaths of Robert, Marcus, and Louise at the hands of Kenneth McDuff.

Later, he had firsthand experience with the McDuffs when he assisted in the investigation of Lonnie’s murder. One day in October 1989, while at his office at the Bell County Sheriff ’s Department, he took a call from a friend who owned a convenience store:

“Guess who just came in my store? Kenneth McDuff,” said the caller.

“Well, there’s going to be problems,” Bill said.1

On October 14, 1989, only three days after Kenneth McDuff walked out of prison, a pedestrian strolling the 1500 block of East Avenue N in

Temple came upon the body of a black female lying in a field of tall grass.

She was in her twenties, about 5’6” and weighed about 115–120 pounds.

She had been beaten and strangled, no more than twenty-four hours before her body was found. Within days, she was identified as a suspected prostitute named Sarafia Parker. Texas Ranger John Aycock later located and interviewed a witness who could allegedly place Parker in a pickup truck driven by McDuff on or about October 12, 1989. On that day, Kenneth McDuff had reported to his parole officer—in Temple. No other connection between the murder of Sarafia Parker and McDuff has ever been established or made public. Although the case is still open, at least officially, and McDuff was never accused of any crime involving

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Where the Self Is, Love Is Not

J Krishnamurti Krishnamurti Foundation America ePub
Medium 9781591201977

77. Fit Body = Fit Brain

Klatz M.D. D.O., Ronald Basic Health Publications ePub

Physically active adults have higher concentration skills, which may help maintain memory and combat dementia. A study by researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine found that sedentary lifestyles directly contribute to the decline in cognitive abilities and quality of sleep as we age.

In this study, men and women ages sixty-seven to eighty-six, who were functionally independent, participated in a two-week study involving a regimen of thirty minutes of mild physical activity, thirty minutes of social interaction, and a final thirty minutes of mild to moderate physical activity. Sessions began with warm-up stretching and mild to moderate physical activity (walking or stationary upper- and lower-body exercises). The final period of mild to moderate physical activity included rapid walking, calisthenics, or dancing. A ten-minute cool-down concluded the ninety-minute regimen.

At the end of the two-week period, all of the participants demonstrated a 4 to 6 percent improvement in cognitive performance, and improved sleep quality (including deeper sleep and fewer awakenings).

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Merce Cunningham at Craneway, Last Rehearsals, November 2008

Julith Jedamus Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF
Medium 9780253329561

Chapter Three

Scott Russell Sanders Indiana University Press ePub

The only troublesome items Zuni had not allowed the surgeons to replace were her eyes. Both lungs, one kidney, various joints, even the valves of her heart, those she had been content to let go, for they did not seem to be intrinsic parts of her. Let the doctors fiddle with her ears or pancreas, she would not care. But if she ever gave up her eyes, the ones she had used to design the Enclosure, to memorize the contours of earth, to trace the shifting tones of daylight, she would no longer be Zuni Franklin. Would the surgeons consent to be fitted with new hands? They should have realized that an architect lives in her eyes.

So when the drugs no longer cleansed the blight from her retina, she had to put up with dimming vision. And when she announced her plans to retire from the Institute for Global Design at age seventy-six—nine years early—everyone assumed her balky eyesight was to blame.

“Are you afraid blindness would spoil your work at the Institute?” a video reporter asked her.

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More Adventures in the Estérel

Ferne Arfin Hunter Publishing ePub

Fire is a constant danger in the thick pine and cork oak forests that blanket the Estrel. Early spring and late autumn are the best times of year for hiking if you want to be sure your route will be open. During the summer, the massif is regularly swept by serious fires.

Damage caused by fires during the heat wave of 2003 forced local authorities to re-route some of the recommended cycling and hiking circuits on the Estrel. At the time of publication, the new trails were not fully complete. The GR51, the Balcony of the Cte d'Azur was only partially open across the massif. Local tourist offices, along with the hiking and cycling clubs they recommend, are the best sources of information. Make a rough plan using IGN Blue Map (1:25,000) 3544 est "Frjus, Saint Raphal" or the Michelin Green Map #114 (1/100,000) - "French Riviera - Var." Then consult the following for local advice:

The scale of the Estrel and the number of signposted local walks makes this area tempting for hikers with little or no experience. There are even a large number of paths and forestry roads accessible to the physically handicapped. But don't underestimate the challenges of this volcanic landmass or the danger of fire risks (a couple of hikers died in the fires of 2003).

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