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Emancipation Day Speech

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I am pretty sure that it was Benjamin Franklin who proclaimed: In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. However, while most people know April 15 as the deadline for submitting personal tax returns, this is not always the case For example, I will always remember it as my Grandmother’s birthday! And in Washington, DC they celebrate Emancipation Day, a legal holiday marking the day (April 16, 1862) that the Compensated Emancipation Act was signed by President Abraham Lincoln and all the slaves in the District of Columbia were freed! Since 2005, this day has been officially celebrated by DC public employees taking the day off; but, because April 16 falls on a Saturday this year, it is celebrated on the closest…show more content…
Are you confusing kindness and compassion for weakness? Or have our Hawaiian Public Schools failed us and we simply can’t read any longer? We do now have a Fining System in place and while it might cause riots if used injudiciously (and many would ironically celebrate happily in the streets, if they were able to cause riots this way) I always try my best to be even handed and fair. What happens, however, when I do this is that half the residents hate the decision and the other half despise it even…show more content…
to 9:00 p.m. As well, no food or drink is allowed in the pool or on the pool deck with also more than ten large signs stating this as fact. The other day I received a late night call (for me) explaining we had people in the pool using their cell phones to light the pool deck, well past the closing hour. This was almost immediately followed by a call from the people in the pool concerned that the hot tub was flooding with cold water and all the lights had turned off at 9:00 p.m., forcing them to use their cell phones to illuminate the pool deck, while they soaked in the now luke-warm
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