community research - Pacific County, Washington The unincorporated community of Oysterville, established in 1852, was the original county seat until the late 19th century when it changed to South Bend. Pacific County is centered on the Willapa Bay, a region that provides twenty-five percent of the United States oyster harvest, though forestry, fishing, and tourism are also important elements of the county's economy. Geography According to the U.S. Geographic features Major highways U.S. Adjacent counties National protected areas Demographics There were 9,096 households out of which 23.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.10% were married couples living together, 7.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.30% were non-families. 29.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The median income for a household in the county was $31,209, and the median income for a family was $39,302.
We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #112 Capturing social value with new Google Analytics toolsSocial media is deeply woven into people’s purchase decision journeys, but it’s not been easy to measure this, even when solely looking at people’s online behaviour. Google have now made this easier with its a new set of social tools built into Google Analytics, allowing you to see how traffic coming from social sites leads to ‘goals’ on your site (for example ecommerce purchases, test drive requests), both immediately and in future visits. Social has double the value than previously thoughtIn line with Google’s new kit, a new study from Adobe says that social media drives twice as many sales as it’s normally credited with. The difference lies attributing the proper value of social media in the consideration phase (the ‘first click’) rather than just the ‘last click’: A visitor interested in buying a new watch might click through to a jeweler’s website from a Facebook link posted by a friend. Happy sixth birthday, Twitter!
Myth Of The 28% Foreign Aid Budget By Ezra Klein November 7, 2013 For years, the example budget wonks turn to when they want to underscore the public's ignorance about the budget is the baffling, but persistent, belief that foreign aid is bankrupting the country. "Foreign aid is the only program that [people] consistently favor cutting," said Bruce Bartlett with a sigh, "perhaps because of grossly overestimating its share of the budget." He went on to list poll after poll showing the public's wildly incorrect opinions about how much the United States spends helping other countries. And yet the perception persists. Of course, foreign aid isn't that pricey. But as of yet, budget wonks haven't had a shadow of success at convincing the country that foreign aid is a tiny sliver of federal spending.
Why working-class people vote conservative | Society Why on Earth would a working-class person ever vote for a conservative candidate? This question has obsessed the American left since Ronald Reagan first captured the votes of so many union members, farmers, urban Catholics and other relatively powerless people – the so-called "Reagan Democrats". Isn't the Republican party the party of big business? Don't the Democrats stand up for the little guy, and try to redistribute the wealth downwards? Many commentators on the left have embraced some version of the duping hypothesis: the Republican party dupes people into voting against their economic interests by triggering outrage on cultural issues. One of the most robust findings in social psychology is that people find ways to believe whatever they want to believe. Here's a more painful but ultimately constructive diagnosis, from the point of view of moral psychology: politics at the national level is more like religion than it is like shopping. Similarly for liberty.
community research - Welcome to EOCF: Educational Opportunities for Children and Families Programs Preschool programs (ages 3-5 years) Head Start Head Start provides full-day and part-day preschool education and family support services for income-eligible children ages 3-5 and their families in Clark, Cowlitz, and Pacific Counties. Part-day preschool Full-day preschool and childcare Home-based education visits and socialization Read more... Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) ECEAP provides part-day preschool education and family support services for income-eligible children ages 3-5 and their families in Clark County. Part-day preschool Read more... Infant/Toddler programs (ages prenatal-3 years) Early Head Start Early Head Start provides full-day preschool childcare and family support services for income-eligible infants, toddlers, pregnant moms, and families in Clark County. Early Intervention (ages birth-3 years) Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) Grades 1-6 Hot Shots Youth Sports HotShots Youth Sports offers basketball programs for youth grades 1-6.
The 10 Best Agencies in New York City "I wanna wake up in a city, That doesn't sleep, And find I'm king of the hill, Top of the heap..."It's not likely that anyone would question Sinatra's words, much less if we're talking about design, advertising or web development. Yes, New York is the top, a fantastic place of inspiration, talent and full of opportunities.Today we present to you the best agencies in the city that never sleeps, a selection made by Joshua Long, a talented visual designer who's currently working at R/GA and is a memeber of our Jury. FI - Fantasy InteractiveFi has earned its highly respected reputation as a full service agency by creating beautiful digital experiences for clients such as Google, Porsche, Microsoft, USA Today, Nickelodeon and Wacom. Blue Fountain MediaBlue Fountain Media is a digital agency in NYC founded on the premise that client results come first.
Confessions of a Public Defender I am a public defender in a large southern metropolitan area. Fewer than ten percent of the people in the area I serve are black but over 90 per cent of my clients are black. The remaining ten percent are mainly Hispanics but there are a few whites. I have no explanation for why this is, but crime has racial patterns. As a young lawyer, I believed the official story that blacks are law abiding, intelligent, family-oriented people, but are so poor they must turn to crime to survive. The media invariably sugarcoat black behavior. Although blacks are only a small percentage of our community, the courthouse is filled with them: the halls and gallery benches are overflowing with black defendants, families, and crime victims. When I am appointed to represent a client I introduce myself and explain that I am his lawyer. A black man will never call me Mr. At the early stages of a case, I explain the process to my clients. The cellie who knows the law. The risks of trial No fathers I am a liberal.
John Sununu, Top Romney Surrogate, Suggests Colin Powell Obama Endorsement Motivated By Race [UPDATE] Top Romney surrogate John Sununu suggested Thursday night that Colin Powell endorsed President Barack Obama in part because the two men are the same race. Sununu, who served as governor of New Hampshire from 1983 to 1989, made the comment during an appearance on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight." Morgan asked Sununu whether Powell's endorsement of Obama, after having also thrown his support behind the president in 2008, meant the former four-star general should end his membership in the Republican Party. The exchange that followed: Sununu: Well, I'm not sure how important that is. I do like the fact that Colin Powell's boss, George Herbert Walker Bush, has endorsed Mitt Romney all along. This isn't the first time Powell has been accused of an endorsement based on race. The former general announced his endorsement Thursday on CBS' "This Morning," praising Obama's leadership under difficult circumstances, while at the same time criticizing Mitt Romney's domestic and foreign policy plans.
Sensory Deprivation Tank - Luxury Meditation - 14863 Citation: HeWhoLives. "Luxury Meditation: An Experience with Sensory Deprivation Tank (ID 14863)". Erowid.org. Ever since my early days of researching psychedelics, when I read about people doing Ketamine inside sensory deprivation tanks, I have wanted to try out a tank. The tank? I bought an hour and a half in the tank for $50. After showering and covering any cuts I had with a salve to keep out the salt, I stepped into the tank. The tank was a Samadhi brand 4'X 8' tank with about a foot of water in it. I found it was difficult to get used to the effortless floating. I needed the full half hour to get used to floating and to relax as much as possible. The interesting things happened when I closed my eyes and tried meditating. The same thing occurred in the tank. When I got out of the tank, I was groggy and a little disoriented, even though while inside the tank I didn't feel that the experience was very powerful. As I drove back to my hotel, I noticed a slight afterglow. ---HeWhoLives
Social Media Marketing Software by Argyle Social 31 states have heightened religious freedom protections The recent flurry of state bills giving religious exemptions from certain laws -- including the Arizona law that Gov. Jan Brewer (R) just vetoed -- raises a question: How many states already provide heightened protection for the exercise of religion? The answer? Thirty-one, 18 of which passed state laws based on the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The protections in an additional 13 states came through court rulings. "These state RFRAs were enacted in response to Supreme Court decisions that had nothing to do with gay rights or same-sex marriage," explained University of Virginia law professor Douglas Laycock in an e-mail. A new political fight has emerged in part because some of these more recent proposals are shifting the definition of when citizens can opt out on religious grounds. Kansas, for example, already has the Kansas Preservation of Religious Freedom Act. This week the Kansas state Senate declined to take up the House bill. Indiana Gov.