LIST 2. Report Finds Affluent Shop At Walmart, Too by Karl Greenberg , Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 6:29 PM.
Report Finds Affluent Shop At Walmart, Too
by Karl Greenberg, Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 6:29 PM
Forget golf, tennis, power boating and jaunts to St. Tropez. Affluent Americans -- those who live in households making $100,000 or more per year -- actually behave like non-affluent consumers. They watch TV and shop at big-box stores. They just plain do it more.
AFFLUENT – (adj)
By noticing the BMWs and large house with pools, you could tell this was an affluent neighborhood.
Rich, wealthy, abundant
Poll Measures High Distrust In American Institutions
Posted by LOGAN PENZA in At TMV.Sep 14th, 2011
A poll by the Associated Press and the National Constitution Center shows extremely high levels of distrust in most of the political, economic, and cultural institutions in America. The “age of cynicism” that we live in seems to continue to intensify without limit
NEW DATA: Young Voters Battle Cynicism, But Still Plan to Participate in 2010
It's not 2008. There's no presidential race to unite the country's focus and galvanize sweeping momentum. If you asked a young person how he or she feels heading into the midterm elections, you'd probably still hear the traces of optimism that characterized that historic election. This time, however, the response would also have a trace of cynicism. You'd hear frustration -- if sometimes unreasonable -- about the pace of change over the last two years. But you'd also hear conviction that 2010 is a new opportunity to prove that young people remain deeply invested and committed to shaping the future they'll inherit.
The old man’s cynicism caused him to argue with others and to live a very unhappy life.
An attitude of doubt and disrepect.
September 15, 2011 10:36 AM
Inmate Duane Buck's lawyers ask Gov. Rick Perry for halt to Texas execution
(CBS/AP) HUNTSVILLE, Texas - Lawyers for Duane Buck, who is scheduled to be put to death in Texas on Thursday, are asking Gov. Rick Perry to halt the execution
Perry is an ardent supporter of capital punishment. During his 11 years in office, 235 convicted killers have been put to death in Texas. His office says he has chosen to halt just four executions, including one for a woman who was later put to death
Ardent – (adj)
Jessica is an ardent supporter of human rights and raises money for Amnesty International on her free time and hands out fliers everywhere she goes.
Displaying strong enthusiasm, emotion or desire.
State brings in $32.6m from tax amnesty program
By Kyle Cheney
State House News Service / September 21, 2010
Thousands of business operators paid $32.6 million this year during a two-month amnesty period in which the state allowed delinquent taxpayers to escape penalties, according to a new Patrick administration report.
Critics of amnesty programs are concerned that if they are offered too frequently, taxpayers will avoid filing and wait for the next amnesty period.
“No one is advocating wholesale amnesty for inmates solely because of advancing age.” “Cellblock Seniors” Time, 6/21/99
The act of forgiving or ignoring an offense.
Woman claims she was coerced
Court asked to drop confession
By Gary V. Murray TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFFSaturday, September 18, 2010
Rather than being voluntary and the product of a rational mind, Ms. Truong’s statements to investigators “were the product of a highly coercive, lengthy and suggestive interrogation during the course of which the defendant, then 16 years old, was threatened, lied to, intimidated, as well as being promised leniency and other beneficial treatment,” the defense lawyer said in his motion.
The villagers were coerced to pay taxes by being threatened with death.
To force someone to act or think in a certain way through pressure, threats or intimidation.
Constables Exploit Steeler Mania In The Name Of The Law
by Pete Wilmoth • Nov 12, 2010
Two state constables in Pennsylvania were tired of running into (literally) closed doors when following up on arrest warrants, so they took a page straight out of the textbook for Law Enforcement 101.
They exploited the suspects' love of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Constables swapped their regular car, which looked a little too much like a police cruiser, for a bright yellow van with a giant Steelers logo on the side.
“It's been working great. We sit outside and lay on the horn, and they come out. They're interested and curious.”
exploit -- verb
To take advantage of (to misuse for your own purposes)
To defeat his/her opponent, a kick boxer will exploit the opponent’s weaknesses.