Posts by Harvey

I firmly believe that there are many more bikers out there than actually ever get on a motorcycle. What I mean is, lots of people, in their hearts, want to ride the rode on a bike, they just convince themselves not to do it.

Which is easy enough to do. The propaganda against motorcycles is easy enough to find. Facts get distorted, and every accident gets blown up as proof that even being near a bike is the most dangerous thing anyone has ever done.

Of course, motorcyclists get into accidents, often accidents that aren’t their fault, but that doesn’t mean bikes aren’t worth riding.

The truth is, most people don’t understand motorcycles, even the ones that in their hearts would ride them if they weren’t afraid. Even those people get swallowed up in the propaganda about biker gangs and biker dive bars, and violence and drug abuse, all the ugliest stuff that really doesn’t represent motorcycles at all.

It’s a strange thing, hearing people who don’t know that I ride talk about motorcycles, how they look at bikers as almost foreign, completely different from them, alien and scary and dangerous. That doesn’t represent the bikers I know (who range from straight-laced hipsters to construction workers to lawyers).

Bikers defy such easy, and paranoid, categorization. I know bikers who are liberal and conservative, black and white and Hispanic, rich and poor, old and young. They are united in some factors, but none of them are biker gangs or a love of violence.

It’s sad people think that way because it does keep a lot of people from joining us on the road. If they understood what riding was really about, I think they’d know whatever extra risk there is in getting on a bike is absolutely worth it.

Let me give it a shot to explain the truth about riding to anyone reading this.

The motorcycle is part of a grand international tradition that stands for freedom and self-searching. That’s really the main point. There’s nothing that gets you as close to feeling completely free as riding down an empty road with nothing on any side of you but God and nature.

Whether you come from a place that is free and you can express that freedom by riding or a place that isn’t free and riding is your only way of feeling it, the bike is part how you can connect with that ideal.

At the same time, biking is a very spiritual experience. As I said it’s like riding with God and nature, and that’s the truth. Bikers can be the most thoughtful and deep people in the world because they have so much time just being out in the world, being in the world as much as its humanly possible. Once you’re on a bike, you sort of drift away, you just become part of the world that you’re passing by. It’s a beautiful thing.

Or at least, I think so. And I think a lot of people would agree. I hope a few people read this and decide to give it a shot.

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Hepatits C Outbreak in New York

Posted By on Aug 7, 2017

By now most people have heard about the relatively recent breakthrough in medicine: a complete cure for hepatitis C that completely eradicates the virus in over 95% of those infected. Unfortunately, it is also common knowledge that access to the life-saving medicine is highly restricted due to how expensive it is, even for those with health insurance. Even more unfortunate is the fact that hepatitis C cases are on the rise, even though most experts agree that the virus could potentially be completely eradicated due to the new medicine. New York state has been especially hard hit by the rise in cases, and it is hitting the population least likely to be able to afford treatment.

Hepatitis C affects millions of people globally. According to the World Health Organization, nearly 400,000 people die every year from the disease or related complications such as cirrhosis or liver cancer. Unfortunately, this disease is making a resurgence in the state of New York due to the opioid crisis that is sweeping the nation. The virus is passed along mostly through coming into contact with tainted blood, and sharing needles are the primary cause of the uptick in hepatitis C cases. In just five years from 2005 to 2010, the number of new hepatitis C cases has tripled, following decades of steady decline. According to a physician quoted in the article, one of the biggest ways New York state could help reduce the number of cases is by ensuring drug users have access to clean needles. However, even advocates for these programs claim that setting up enough needle exchange programs would require a lot of money and resources in order to really make a difference in the hardest hit communities. One of the issues is that the opioid epidemic is affecting rural communities far away from cities who do not the resources to help their people. In contrast, the AIDS epidemic in the 80s was a battle fought and won in mostly urban centers.

Even if you cannot the afford the incredibly expensive medication to cure hepatitis C, there are a variety of other treatment options available. This gastroenterologist in New York, even though you may think they only treat stomach and intestinal issues from the name, also specializes in liver diseases, including hepatitis C. However, even other treatments may still cost prohibitive to the most vulnerable populations of drug users, so needle exchanges are still a necessity.

Until the cost of the cure for Hepatitis C comes down, we must do all we can to help those most at risk for contracting the disease. It is disheartening that a complete cure exists for the very few that can afford it, but the state of New York can quell the number of new cases by providing needle exchange programs. Everyone deserves a chance at a normal life, and it is our duty as humans to help our fellow man, no matter the circumstances.

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You are casually walking in the sidewalk when you suddenly slipped because of ice buildup. You break your leg in the process, and lose time at work because of your physical limitation. You will have a lot to deal with – your health, recovery process, lost wages due to lost time at work, and liabilities to pay. But you don’t deserve to deal with these things. After all, you have just walked in a sidewalk.

It is a good thing that there is a concept such as premises liability, wherein a property owner can be held liable for any accidents and injuries in his property. One of the most common premises liability cases is slip and fall, which is the case narrated above.

Buildup of the hazardous condition

According to the website of Ali Mokaram Lawyer, negligence is a significant factor when it comes to premises liability cases. In the case of slip and fall accidents, this negligence often involves actions or inactions that have resulted into the creation of the hazardous condition that has triggered the accident.

These negligent actions and inactions can range from failing to maintain facilities such as escalators and elevators and failing to clean hazards such as wet substances that are left on the floor.

Injury caused by the hazardous condition

The hazardous condition need to not just qualify on the things mentioned above, because it also has to injure someone, to make the slip and fall case more solid.

Premises liability is typically about medical conditions, such as injuries, illnesses, and deaths, that happen on a property owner’s premises, so it is understandable that a medical condition has to be sustained for a premises liability case to be strong.

In the case of slip and fall accidents, the condition is typically an injury, usually in the form of broken bones, particularly in the arm, leg, and hip area.

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How to Write a Conclusion to College Essay Correctly

Writing a conclusion is a part of the essay writing process that is often under-estimated. As a result, many students lose their grades because of insufficient attention to conclusion writing conventions. We have a way out – we have crafted many useful materials on conclusion writing in our blog – – and present this article as a valuable guidance for writing strong, memorable college essay conclusions.

Fundamentals of Conclusion Writing

All manuals for academic writing keep on saying that to succeed in your essay writing and to get a good grade, you have to make a good summary of the essay’s content in the end. In this way, you will ensure that your conclusion is consonant with the introduction, it restates the major ideas formulated in the introductory thesis statement, and it contains and reinforces all arguments provided throughout the essay. But is this method as unbeatable as it seems?

Not quite. A summary does not give any impression on the reader, and though it is really forbidden to include any new ideas into the conclusion, you still can experiment a little bit with the writing techniques to make your college essay truly stand out. Here are some tips from our experts:

  1. Use a call to action to excite the readers and leave them with a strong impression of the change your essay has produced on them.
  2. Compose a creatively crafted dialogue at the end of the essay to summarize your points in the speech of one interlocutor, and to encapsulate the counter-arguments in the speech of the other one. Such a dialogue can serve as a brilliant opportunity to strengthen your points and “beat” the opponents.
  3. Provide a vivid, memorable description of something. Despite the fact that the entire essay is most likely dedicated to narration, a description may serve as an interesting, catchy change of the writing technique, thus leaving a strong positive impression on the audience.

How to Make Your College Essay’s Conclusion Ideal?

No matter which technique from the ones we discussed above you will choose, remember that your essay’s conclusion (to be of a decent college level) should accomplish a number of objectives:

  1. Restate your thesis statement to reinforce it and show that you indeed achieved the aim of the essay and fulfilled the promise to the readers given in the introductory part.
  2. Synthesize and summarize the major points of the essay to show that you hold the firm grip of everything you wrote about.
  3. Clarify the context of your argument to avoid any ambiguity on the issue.

It is your choice whether to make the conclusion a summary or a synthesis, but whichever variant you select – be good at it! Explain how the parts of your argumentation are connected, list major arguments and counter-arguments without wordiness and redundancy – all these methods will surely win the positive acclaim for your college essay among the readers and evaluators. Always be clear about what the role of the readers is in all that – whether you want them to believe you, to change their attitude about something, or to act in some way. Such transparency also improves the comprehension of essays and gives the audience an additional positive impression from reading.

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Aside from the purpose of regulating maritime commerce between U.S. ports and in U.S. waters, the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also known as the Jones Act, was also adopted by the U.S. Congress to provide for the promotion and maintenance of the American seamen, by allowing them to make claims and collect from their employers or ship owners due to their (employer’s/ship owner’s’) acts of the negligence that result to injuries or death. (In case a seaman has had a fatal accident in international waters, resulting to wrongful death that is caused by his/her employer’s negligence or a vessel’s unseaworthiness, then his/her spouse, child or any dependent family member may recover of damages based on the Death on the High Seas Act or DOHSA, a United States admiralty law enacted by the U.S. Congress.)

The Jones Act is a federal legislation that protects American seamen, who get injured or become sick while performing their duties. To recover compensation, the Act allows injured seamen to bring legal action against employers or ship owners based on claims of negligence or unseaworthiness.

A 1995 United States Supreme Court case has laid down the benchmark which will help determine the status of any worker as a “Jones Act” seaman. For purposes of the of the Jones Act, a seaman refers to any person who spends at least 30 percent of his/her employment time, (whether as a crewmember or a captain) in the service of a “vessel in navigation,” such as a boat or a ship on navigable waters. A “vessel in navigation” is a vessel that is afloat, in operation, capable of moving, and on navigable waters. This definition excludes oil drilling platforms, floating casino barges and newly built vessels which, though out at sea, are still undergoing sea trials and not in commercial operation.

Under the Jones Act, any injured seaman can file for compensation for damages that include medical care expenses, Lost wages from missing work and Emotional trauma.

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