From Riots to Civil War – Is This London’s Future?May 31, 2012 | 2:58 pm | Journal: book reviews, guest writers | 0 comment
The riots in London that many people all across the world thought had to do with nothing more than the shooting of twenty-nine year old Mark Duggan, actually likely had multiple additional underlying causes. The shooting actually sparked fury that had been already brewing as a result of political and class tensions that were taking place throughout London, and the rest of England as well. Many individuals who followed the riots feel that the ruling elite in the country are responsible for the riots because so many cuts have been made to benefits provided for the lower class. Others feel that the riots are the direct result of black immigrants being allowed into the country.
The majority of people who followed the London riots that racked the city from August 6th to August 10th, though, simply blame it on criminal behavior. The problem with all of these different views as to how the riots got started is that without knowing the real underlying cause it will be difficult to determine if the violence of the riots can occur again, and ultimately lead to civil war.
While criminal activity has resulted in civil war in other, more unstable nations, it would be more likely to take severe political unrest and financial disparity to spark a civil war in London. Not to say that cannot happen though, because the possibility definitely exists. After watching the riots that spread throughout London it is much clearer to the people of London, and to the rest of the world, that violence can be sparked very quickly, and it can spread even faster. What started in London’s Tottenham district spread to multiple areas throughout the city, including the areas of Brixton, Enfield, Islington, Wood Green, Bromley, Camden, Chingford Mount, Clapham, Croydon, Ealing, East Ham, Hackney, Lewisham, Peckham, Stratford, Waltham Forest, and Woolwhich. In addition, riots popped up in various areas throughout the rest of England as well. With the violence being so widespread the chances of it resulting in civil war are much more likely than would be if the rioting was confined to one small area of London. The recent events that took place in London are sobering evidence of how quickly violence and chaos can be implemented and spread throughout an entire country. And where there is violence there is the possibility for civil war. The question is, who would the civil war be between?
For the most part the rioters seemed to not so much be out to hurt each other, but rather to make a statement regarding the perceived major inequality in London, and in England in general. If rioting were to be sparked again, and if civil war seemed to be in the future, the civil war would likely be between the poor, and the elite and the government, which is often the characteristic of civil war. And unless certain political issues in London, and in England in general, are not addressed the possibility of an approaching civil war will continue to exist.
About the Author
Written by Francois Slander a freelance writer and literal critic who is also interested in ebooks, social media, malware, android applications and art.
What Good Copywriting Can Do For Your WebsiteMarch 20, 2012 | 9:32 pm | Journal: copywriting, guest writers | 0 comment
It’s All About The Content
If you have a website then you probably have a purpose in mind for it, right? You might want to inform visitors of a cause, sell products, get people to sign up to your service amongst many other possible goals. No matter what the purpose of your site is, the one thing that is a constant is that your websites content needs to be of a high quality in order to achieve its purpose. So what can you do to make sure that your content says what it should? Here are some online copywriting tips for you to consider.
One of the most important factors in achieving high quality content is being able to engage with visitors to the site and to do this you must make a journey into your customer’s mind, not literally, but you will need to understand how they think.
Put yourself in your target customer’s shoes, do you really want to read through War and Peace, or some other equally long book, just to get to the point of the website? Of course not and visitors to your site won’t be any different, the majority of them won’t even give it a chance if they are met with a mass of content. Keep it concise and to the point, telling them exactly what they need to know and not more.
It’s tempting to just find a website that already says everything that you want to say then copy and paste, but be warned this is a big mistake. Google and other search engines will rain down their fury on any site that they find to contain duplicate content, seriously devaluing its strength which will stop it ranking well within search engines or they might even remove it from their search results completely, try operating a website that cannot be found through Google and you’ll soon discover you have a major problem.
Original content is key so don’t be lazy, if you have created a website then surely you have some knowledge about its content so use your own brain.
Don’t Sacrifice Content For Design
It doesn’t matter if your web designer presents you with the best looking website in the world if the content does not tell the potential customer what they want to know. Make sure that the content of your site gets as much attention as its design; it is not an area that you can afford to just throw together once everything else is done.
Make Life Easy
Don’t assume that visitors to your site know as much about your industry or service as you do and don’t force them to work out what they need to do to use your service, sign up or buy products. Make your website as straightforward and efficient as possible by allowing visitors to get from your homepage to fulfilling the goal of the site whatever that may be in as few clicks as possible. One thing you can be sure is that if you don’t make it easy for them then they will find another website that will.
Again, WalgreensFebruary 6, 2012 | 9:00 pm | Journal: guest writers | 0 comment
This post brought to you by Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.
My last entry was about Walgreens, and this entry is about Walgreens; again.
I have to admit that the Walgreens case really got to my heart, so I’m happy to share some good news today. It was time for something good – I’ve had a rough week.
This month Walgreens is offering a special discount on both family and individual annual membership for the Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens.
What happens is that families can purchase an annual membership for just $35 a year (don’t fool yourself, it IS cheap!) or an individual membership for just $20, if you live alone.
Other benefits include:
- Savings on over 8,000 brand-name and generic drugs
- Coupons on flu shots, diabetes supplies, nebulizers and pet prescriptions
- Bonuses with every purchase in the Walgreens brand product listing and when you use its photofinishing services.
What counts is that Walgreens, as a company, is back to safety level (the whole Express Scripts issue got scary last month) and that it continues to provide its customers with incredibly generous discounts and offers, giving its usual remarkable contribution to the wellbeing of families.
Walgreens is synonymous to ‘welfare’ in my dictionary.