Chris Kyle was the deadliest sniper in American history. He had at least 160 confirmed kills by the Pentagon’s count, but by his own count—and the accounts of his Navy SEAL teammates—the number was closer to twice that. In his four tours of duty in Iraq, Kyle earned two Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars with Valor. He survived six IED attacks, three gunshot wounds, two helicopter crashes, and more surgeries than he could remember. He was known among his SEAL brethren as The Legend and to his enemies as al-Shaitan, “the devil.” Chris Kyle owns the title to the world’s eighth-longest confirmed kill shot by a sniper.
He never cared to talk much about the number of confirmed kills he had. It’s likely considerably higher than what the Pentagon has released, but certain records could remain classified for decades. Besides, while the number garners a lot of attention, it doesn’t tell his story. He told people he wished he could somehow calculate the number of people he had saved. “That’s the number I’d care about,” he said. “I’d put that everywhere.”
While seeing his enemies die never gave him much pause, losing his friends devastated him.
He’d always liked hunting, but he hated fishing. Still, when he learned that his son liked to fish, he dedicated himself to becoming a great fisherman, so they could bond the way he did with his own dad.
Kyle’s life came to a tragic end on February 2, 2013, when he and a colleague, Chad Littlefield, were shot at a gun range outside of Forth Worth, Texas, by Eddie Ray Routh, an ex-Marine who had a long history of mental illness. Chris Kyle was 38 years old.
“Though we feel sadness and loss,” one of his former commanders said, “know this: legends never die. Chris Kyle is not gone. Chris Kyle is everywhere. He is the fabric of the freedom that blessed the people of this great nation. He is forever embodied in the strength and tenacity of the SEAL teams, where his courageous path will be followed and his memory is enshrined as SEALs continue to ruthlessly hunt down and destroy America’s enemies.”
Do you think the FBI should be able to access iPhones to ensure American’s safety? Apple needs to help America in times of crisis if it has the opportunity to do so.
The Fourth Amendment says the government has a right to search if it has a warrant and/or a probable cause. According to PRO/CON: Was Apple justified in refusing to help the FBI? FBI officials maintained that the government has the right to force companies to undertake activities that will help the government obtain people’s personal information. The FBI should be able to access citizens phones if it means protecting other citizens. If the FBI has a “probable cause” as stated in The Fourth Amendment, they should have every right to access an iPhone.
The Fourth Amendment does give people a right to privacy. The right to privacy guarantees people can use products without fear of sharing information with the government. Therefore, Apple has the right to provide products that help individuals protect this right. Most iPhone owners know that there are rules to keep their phones from being accessed by people they don’t want accessing their phone, FBI included. If the FBI were to access their phones without permission, that would be a violation of Apple’s security rights.
Apple's CEO should have helped the government because the threat of terrorism is at its highest level in years. Our political leaders have been slow to heed those warnings, but now, hopefully, they are starting to realize that what could be World War III has already started. It will not end until we eliminate the tens of thousands of fanatics eager to perpetrate atrocities based on hoary 14th century religious decrees. America needs all the help it can get with terrorism. If Apple is asked to help to protect Americans from threats, Apple should be doing everything it can. When Farooq was planning the mass shooting, the FBI could have accessed his phone easily if Apple would have cooperated. Instead, Apple’s Cook refused to help, and the FBI wasted time to access the phone themselves.
America needs all the help it can get with terrorism. If Apple is asked to help to protect Americans from threats, Apple should be doing everything it can. When Farooq was planning the mass shooting, the FBI could have accessed his phone easily if Apple would have cooperated. Instead, Apple’s Cook refused to help, and the FBI wasted time to access the phone themselves.
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Week of January 23rd - 27th
1. A. Appease - Pacify or placate (someone) by acceding to their demands.
B. I didn't want to go to the reunion, but I went anyway to appease my parents.
C. Making somebody happy for a short period of time.
2. A. Reciprocal - given, felt, or done in return.
B. She was hoping for some reciprocal comment or gesture.
C. Getting a present, then giving another present to the person that gave it to you.
3. A. Tedious - too long, slow, or dull: tiresome or monotonous.
B. I could not wait for today's tedious math class to end.
C. Math class.
4. A. Waver - Be undecided between two opinions or courses of action; be irresolute.
B. I asked Randell to go riding with me, but his answer was wavering.
C. Saying yes, then no, then yes again.
5. A. Adversity - difficulties; misfortune.
B. I was in the local derby, although I lost, it wasn't entirely adverse.
C. Something not going good.
Week of January 30th - February 3rd
1. A. Resolution - The action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter.
B. Me and Butch had a conflict, but I came up with a resolution to fix the conflict.
C.To fix something.
2. A. Conventional - Based on or in accordance with what is generally done or believed.
B. It was conventional for everyone to wear red to Christmas, even though John didn't.
C. Something Traditional.
3. A. Mediate - intervene between people in a dispute in order to bring about an agreement or reconciliation.
B. John and Bill were mediating over where to eat, finally John gave in.
C. An argument
4. A. Ensure - Make certain that (something) shall occur or be the case.
B. I thought I had to problem right, then my teacher ensured me that it was right.
C. To check on a answer.
Can fame and fortune make somebody happy? Happiness doesn’t come from everybody watching your every move. Happiness doesn’t come from fame and fortune, there is too much pressure and too many people watching everything you do.
According to Can Fame And Fortune Make You Happy? The happiness that comes with being a celebrity is fleeting, your only happy at first until you can't walk your own dog without reporters asking you questions and taking pictures.
Although celebrities get "amazing perks, like free clothes from top designers, front-row seats at prestigious award shows, and trips around the world." many celebrities may not be as happy as they seem. According to a recent study and “Can Fame And Fortune Make You Happy?” “true happiness derives from having close relationships, time to focus on personal growth, and connections to your community.
To outsiders, constant attention might seem glamorous. In reality, though, it brings an enormous amount of stress. And One celebrity's phone has been hacked and her looks and eating habits have been criticized in the media.
The celebrity lifestyle can make those things extremely difficult. Famous people cant so much as walk their dogs or tie their shoes without being gawked at, photographed, tweeted about, or Instagrammed.” Would you be able to live this lifestyle? Or are you like Justin Bieber or Shia LaBeouf, who crumbled under the pressure.
Over Christmas Break, I got to spend time with my family, and my whole family had Christmas at my aunt's house. Before we went to my aunt’s house, we had Christmas at our house. We had basketball practice almost every day, since we didn’t have any games. For New Years we went to my friends house and watched the Ohio State vs. Clemson game.
I had a lot of fun at my aunt’s and at my house on Christmas. At my aunt’s house, I got to see a lot of my family that I haven’t seen since Thanksgiving. I got a pair of new boots and a virtual reality set. Christmas at our house was fun too, I got a new crossbow and a new basketball. After we left my aunt’s house, I got to go to try out my new crossbow.
On New Year’s Eve, my family and me got to go rabbit hunting, and watch the Ohio State Game. We didn’t get anything while hunting but it was still fun. That night, my family went to my friends hows to watch the Buckeyes game. I stayed at my friend’s house after the game was over. I’m not ready for break to be over, I wish it could have lasted longer.
My name is Gavin Sexton and I am 12 years old, and I want to be a Sheriff. I’m in 7th grade and my GPA is 3.8. I enjoy automotives and working hands on with stuff that I can figure out. I would rather get out and do stuff then to do the same thing all the time. My interest have led me to my number 1 career choice. When I grow up, I want to be a Sheriff.
When I grow up, I want to be a Sheriff. I will become a Sheriff by keeping a high GPA, and going to learn skills for this job. According to the Ohio Means Jobs website, if I keep a high GPA, and get a high school diploma, I can go to EHOVE and get basic training, after that I can go and get Moderate-term on-the-job training. If I continue to do good in school and keep a high work ethic, I can become a Sheriff.
In order to become a Sheriff, I need to have good problem sensitivity, oral expression, and inductive reasoning. According to Tom Green, County Sheriff's Deputy. “As police officers and deputies, we don’t just throw on some work clothes and then go to work. We’re talking about putting on work boots, and pants. Then you put on a bulletproof vest and strap on a duty belt with a gun and a taser [on it]. Then you are walking your shotgun and AR to your vehicle. That is how a deputy or any police officer starts their day," Being a Sheriff isn’t a normal, easy job, I will need to go through training, and I also need to accept that any day could be a threat. It won’t be an easy job, but it is what I want to do.
Being a Sheriff is a career that will have many job openings in Ohio. According to Ohio Means Jobs website, Ohio will be looking for 850 new Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs, and will make an average $28 hourly. I’m planning on being a Sheriff in Huron County, where I plan on retiring.
After Career Day and researching this job, I understand the tasks of the job better, job openings, wages, skills needed, and the education needed. After research I confirmed that I want to be a Sheriff.
Before Career Day, I was a taxi driver making $20,140 yearly, I didn't like this job because it didn't pay enough money, I wouldn't like that job, and I had to get a second job. My second job was at target witch gave me an extra $550. I needed a second job because after I bought a car, a house, got insurance on both, got a few tickets, bought food and clothes, got medical/ dental care. By now, I was in debt from my money as a taxi driver, and at Target, I even sold my truck and was still in debt.
My reflection on the reality store, is that money isn't easy, once you pay for everything you need, you won't have much left to do anything else, I got a few tickets that put me in debt, if i had spent that on something else, I wouldn't be able to pay for my tickets and i would go to jail.
The second part of the day with the speakers, I had Military STEM, Ohio State ATI, and Tiffin University STEM. I learned a lot in the Military Stem and confirmed that I wanted to be in the United States Air Force. And then I went to an Ohio State ATI class and I liked it a lot, i think that might be where i go to college. After Ohio State ATI, I went to a Tiffin University class and I didn't really like that station. I liked this part of the day, and it taught me a lot about what I want to do later.
America should vote for Donald Trump. Donald Trump wants to reform education in America. Donald Trump says that America should provide jobs for homeless veterans.