Through use of practical examples and a plainspoken narrative style that minimises the use of maths, this book demystifies data concepts, sources, and methods for public service professionals interested in understanding economic and social issues at the regional level. By blending elements of a general interest book, a textbook, and a reference book, it equips civic leaders, public administrators, urban planners, nonprofit executives, philanthropists, journalists, and graduate students in various public affairs disciplines to wield social and economic data for the benefit of their communities. While numerous books about quantitative research exist, few focus specifically on the public sector. Running the Numbers, in contrast, explores a wide array of topics of regional importance, including economic output, demographics, business structure, labour markets, and income, among many others. To that end, the book stresses practical applications, minimises the use of maths, and employs extended, chapter-length examples that demonstrate how analytical tools can illuminate the social and economic workings of actual American regions.
Following their successful entry into the Clan, Danny and the other cubs return to the tattoo parlour in Colonie where they have their tattoos done, get to know each other better and star in a photo and video shoot. On returning to Gettysburg Danny has an emotional and amorous reunion with his lover Kurt before life returns to as normal as life in a motorbike gang can be. Their peace is shattered when Danny receives a distressing call from his best friend, Perry, who along with Lewis his other friend, are being subjected to threats of violence from a homophobic gang of thugs. There follows a rescue mission which results in the five thugs being beaten unconscious, bound and gagged before being taken back to the Biker's base camp along with Perry and Lewis. Over the next week the five thugs are humiliated, tattooed and taught how to enjoy man to man sex. Having realised the error of their ways they are invited to become the clan's guard dogs. Now part of the clan, Reiller, a former thug is taken under Kurt and Danny's care and together they expand his sexual horizons beyond his belief. Danny becomes one of the lads after learning to ride a motorbike and it is then that he comes to an uncomfortable realisation that there is more to the clan than meets the eye. He confronts Kurt where the truth is revealed and despite knowing right from wrong, Danny cannot help but become further involved. The law inevitably catches up with them and are subjected to a road side strip search and forced to perform oral sex on the police officers. Has Danny's luck run out? Will he be going to jail or will he enjoy freedom for another day?
Ellen Craft and William Craft were slaves from Macon, Georgia who escaped to the North in December 1848 by traveling openly by train and steamboat, arriving in Philadelphia on Christmas Day. She posed as a white male planter and he as her personal servant. Their daring escape was widely publicized, making them among the most famous of fugitive slaves.
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