Thor Halvorssen was recently the featured guest on Fox Business Network’s show “The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan.” As the president and founder of the Human Rights Foundation, Halvorssen is frequently consulted for his perspective on international events and political or economic commentary. On the show, Halvorssen was asked to explain his perspective on how socialist policies could potentially contribute to serious human rights violations. This has become a hot topic as of late because of the presidential campaign of Democratic U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, who speaks strongly in favor of socialist policies as a way to help mend the income inequality problems and disparity in achievement in our country today. While these policies have been gaining traction, especially among the poorer classes of society, Thor Halvorssen warns that they may not be all they are cracked up to be.
Halvorssen says his primary concern with socialist policies is that they allow the central government to control too many of the people’s resources and their ability to provide for themselves and their families. He says that because socialism involves the government fixing prices and controlling the distribution of critical resources, the government may create a shortage of these resources without the balance of the free market to step in and correct things. In this regard, there is the potential for a humanitarian crisis, which is frequently the case in authoritarian socialist countries, such as Venezuela.
Despite Halvorssen’s warnings about the potential pitfalls of socialism and disagreement in principle with some of the policies promoted by Senator Sanders, Halvorssen still does not support Hillary Clinton, the current Democratic Party front runner, for president. Halvorssen says that her known ties to dictatorships around the world and willingness to accept financial contributions from brutal, authoritarian leaders, make her unfit to be president and mean that human rights around the world could be in danger under her watch as leader of the free world. For these reasons, Halvorssen actually made an individual contribution to Senator Sanders’ presidential campaign and continues to support his campaign for president. Halvorssen’s primary focus is on the protection of human rights.
Because I believe that education is one of the most fundamentally important issues for our country, I always admire the people and foundations that strive to improve educational outcomes for our children. One of the key individuals in educational charity isDick DeVos.
Dick DeVos has an impressive record as a successful businessman. His achievements and direction have lead the Amway Corporation into record success and profitability. His leadership and business success have allowed him to contribute to countless charities to make the world a better place. His charitable foundation, The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation was established to help the community in areas such as education, the arts, justice and leadership. One of the things that has guided the DeVos family in their success is their religious and conservative values. Like many others, their values have inspired their impressive charitable contributions. Just like Dick DeVos, I think that it’s important for people who have gained significant wealth to give back to the communities that they live in. the DeVos family constantly strives to improve the communities around them with all of their charitable efforts.
One of the things that I admire most about DeVos’s charitable efforts is that his faith leads him to give back to the community. His conservative and religious principles have guided his foundation into promoting educational initiatives such as School Choice, which allows states to consider alternatives to the current public education system. I’m glad that there are individuals like Dick and foundations like theDick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundationthat shares my view that education is important and critical for the future of our children.
While I certainly appreciate all of the efforts of the DeVos family towards improving education, I’m constantly impressed with the many other programs that their foundation implements to help the community. Recently Dick and his wife Betsy have contributed $50 million to start a children’s hospital in Grand Rapids. Donations like these help make it possible for our children to live happy and healthy lives. I’m glad that there are people out there like Dick that have strong values and make significant donations to programs that make such a large change in the lives of our children.
Glad to see the Grand Rapids area make another “best of” list! Thank you all for your role in making our city great.
The decision to undergo cosmetic surgery is usually a hard one. With the sudden popularity of cosmetic surgeries and its acceptance in the society as a normal procedure, many gather the courage to face the knife. The most common surgeries are facelifts, liposuction, nose reshaping, breast augmentation and eyelid surgery. There are also non-invasive face procedures such as botox, lasers, and peels. In the growing market, there has emerged some not-so-good doctors who will do shoddy work on your person. Nothing could be as devastating as undergoing a surgery only for it to turn out so horrible that you regret this decision.
Choosing the right doctor for your surgery is a big part of the process that cannot be overlooked. You want the very best and articulate doctor to work on your body making you feel and look as good as you want to. If you want to rejuvenate your face and body then look no further than Dr. Jennifer Walden.
Dr. Walden is an experienced beauty surgeon who is trusted by many with their cosmetic problems. She has served in Modern Aesthetics’ and Plastic Surgery Practice’s Editorial Board of Directors and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Part of her immense contribution to plastic surgery is a book as well. She co-authored a book titled Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
The owner of Jennifer L. Walden and Walden Cosmetic Surgery Center, PLLC established her plastic surgery practice in Texas. She has practiced for many years and the good results of her work have made her win the hearts of many. Plastic surgery is not an easy to field. Often, surgeons have to work for long hours and on difficult procedures hoping to get good results.
She has mastered the skill to become the one of the top beauty surgeons in America. This has made her win accolades. The American Way named her as The Best Plastic Surgeons in America and she was also named as one of the 24 best beauty surgeons by Harper’s Bazaar.
The movement “Woke Twitter” in Cape Town exposed when Chris Hart, Penny Sparrow, and Justin Van Vuuren made damaging racist statements on Twitter. The repercussions of the conversation were not limited to the Twitter world, however, these rants were not just noticed on the internet. Standard Bank dropped another bomb to announce the suspension of economist Chris Hart following the racist tweet. All three individuals currently have charges laid against them.
But what is Woke Twitter?
Someone who is “woke” is considered to be politically and socially conscious. Woke Twitter is an organization of people that believe racism and prejudice on social media should be identified and stopped.
Brenda Wardle serves as the Chief Operations Officer at the Wardle College of Law and is a globally respected legal analyst who is known for her work for the Southern African area. Recently she weighed in on the racist controversy, stating that the legal right of freedom of speech did not apply in this case. Legal analyst, Brenda Wardle stated that individuals must remember that their freedom of speech and expression may not impede on the rights of others to basic human dignity. Wardle went on to explain that no apology is going to mend the hurtful slurs that were made about the South African black people. In recognizing that Sparrow’s statement worked to dehumanize black South Africans, Wardle argued that the woman’s racist rant was illegal.
Wardle wrote a novel that is broadly based on her life and impressive legal career. She authored several books on Contract Management Framework. In addition, Wardle is set to release the book entitled To Kill A Fragile Rose, which is based on “The State’s Case Against Oscar Pistorius”.
Brenda Wardle is frequently invited to participate in speaking in front of colleagues and law students to share her immense knowledge and expertise in law. She will surely be an important face in the ever widening future of social consciousness. She is a passionate legal analyst who enjoys discussing the intersections between daily life and law. Follow Brenda Wardle on Twitter and Facebook.
United States health officials have reported the first official case of the very rare Zika virus being transmitted through sexual contact instead of the mosquito. Zika Virus Found in Dallas To Be Sexual Transmitted World health officials have have declared a global emergency since incidents of the virus have been found to have increased dramatically in the Caribbean and South America. The virus affects pregnant women more dramatically as it is passed from an infected woman to her fetus. The result is a rare birth defect which impacts the development of the new born’s brain. Brazil has seen the biggest increase with over 4000 reported cases in just the past year.
The disease has been reported to originally only be transmitted by the mosquito. When a mosquito bites a pregnant victim, the virus is passed to the fetus in the womb. The result is brain damage related birth defects. Finding that it can be transmitted by sexual transmission is a new concern for health officials. What also concerns health officials trying to stay ahead of the disease is whether it can be transmitted through other means other than sexual contact. The Dallas, Texas case is the first confirmed case of a sexually transmitted case of Zika, but officials believe that there will be more cases once other health care providers start testing their patients for the virus.
One of the many reasons people use apps on their mobile devices is because they are finding it as a companion for their daily routine and they are happy using them. Few say they start their day with their favorite apps on their cellphones. They just thought they could handle the day better than they did earlier, and these apps also let them enjoy life a little more. Drawbridge, a solution service company for cross-device identity conducted a survey and analyzed more than a trillion app ad requests between 0ctober and December 2015. The intention was to discover what app did well among consumers in the date mentioned above. All these apps on different platforms were analyzed too and the data revealed the highest number of unique daily users and monthly users. The data shows Tango as the most used iOS app in October followed by iFunny and Words With Friends for November and December respectively. However, Words With Friends had the highest number of users of all, with over 3.3 million daily users and 8.6 million monthly users. It was followed by Ask.fm and iFunny.
Clean Master came first among applications on Android phones for three months straight. CM Security Antivirus AllLock was placed in second position. While Clean Master scored 49.6 million daily users and 151.7 million monthly users, CM SAA had over 24.8 million and 78.6 million as daily and monthly users respectively. All these applications on iOS and Android have challenged themselves with new updates to do better in the recent years. For the first quarter of 2016, Drawbridge expects security applications to gain more prominence than any other apps. For the month of February, apps like Skout, a popular social apps may gain higher ratings. The report is meant to give a complete insight into actual use of applications by consumers. The idea is to know which applications are getting real attention and which are not.
It is about what consumers are looking for and what their needs are. Put the right application in place and they are able to make the best use of it. The statistics reveals that people are spending most of their times in fewer applications than previously thought, yet these limit number of applications are getting attention that they deserve. And these applications surpasses whatever comes next in the level of applications. All these data are based on experience of thousands of consumers in hundreds of industries. The data is a candid tell it as it is revelation as well. So, if you have been looking for a similar app and it is not helping you achieve its full potential, you know where to look for the right app.
Skout is one such dating app that is designed for iOS platform from a company with the same name. It is available for free from the App Store. Skout has recently begun a promotional campaign on many social network websites as well. Its reasonably quality is what makes it one of the most desired app for Apple users.
The Manse on Marsh is a charming assisted living option for seniors located in the vibrant heart of downtown San Luis Obispo. Offering a variety of assistance levels, living options, and activities, many members of the community have no trouble making themselves at home.
The Manse on Marsh is aware that each resident has their own unique lifestyle wants and needs, and Manse on Marsh is perfectly designed to deal with them. Therefore, residents can choose from one bedroom studios, cottages, and homes with different floor plans. There are also many common areas where individuals can eat, visit, participate in activities, and watch movies together. Members of the community can live as independently as they want. General services such as housekeeping, laundry, and transportation to medical appointments are available to all. Much more personalized service and assistance is available to those that need it, even respite and hospice care.All residents are able to easily summon for service or assistance 24 hours a day.
The Manse on Marsh is proud of the many amenities they are able to offer residents for comfort and enjoyment. There is a salon on site for both men and women, and movie theater style room to watch movies. Fresh fruit and baked goods are available daily, as well as all meals, which can be enjoyed in a common area or in the privacy of ones own room. Recreational programs, fitness activities, and excursions to interesting destinations are also offered. Communal areas such as the rooftop patios and the atrium are designed to be luxurious, inviting, and promote socialization. All of which detailed on the blog.
The community of San Luis Obispo, California is desirable for people in all walks of life. It’s ideal weather, charismatic boutiques, fantastic restaurants, beautiful mountains, and friendly locals have gotten San Luis Obispo called “The Happiest City in America” on the Oprah show and various other places online. It also doesn’t hurt that it is a short ten minute drive to the ocean.
The Go Fund Me Campaign has been around for a while now. It’s a site where people can go to so they can raise awareness about certain things. Sanjay Shah is one person who is taking her passion and making the campaign work.
We had a chance to sit down with him recently to talk about the campaign. It turns out her campaign is very personally motivated.
“Most people only know me by my stage name as Snoop Dogg. What many do not know is that I am parent first and foremost. I have a 4-year old son with autism. When you have a son with this developmental disorder it affects you in every way. It changes your perception on everything. My son was diagnosed with the disease back in 2011. It was then I had sort of a “light-bulb” moment you could say. I started asking myself how I could raise awareness for this. It just sort of took off after that.”
“We started doing this sort of thing back in 2014. I started sending out private invites to people like Michael Buble and Lenny Kravitz. I wanted people to take the stage and raise awareness. Music brings everyone together. Music is universal. Why not take this universal message and put it to a good cause. This cause is very close to my heart. it’s even more so since I have a son who has the disease.”
We asked Sanjay(Snoop) how hard it is for him to deal with this problem.
“It’s an ongoing thing. Every cent we raise through the campaign and the live shows I send to help with research and education. It’s important for people to be educated about this. The question I always put to people is “What if this was your child? Wouldn’t you want to find the answers? I know I do. When people close the door in your face, it makes you want to fight even harder. The more I can understand what my son is going through, the more educated I become. The more I can use this education to help out others.”
Go onto the site below to lend your voice. Get involved and find out how you can help.
Cell phone companies such as AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint are a few of the major cell phone companies that are providing unlimited cell phone plans that end up costing more in the long run. Companies such as AT&T have these cell phone data plans that start out free or cheap but end up costing later. Many of these same companies are trying to create promotions and specials that help or appear to help in the beginning with changes or raises in prices later. AT&T is also offering streaming video specials. To be able to get the discount, they must also get a direct tv plan. Unlimited plans can be difficult to handle as a family.
Cell phone service is ever changing. Companies that use to be a full service cell phone company with signed contracts and monthly service bills are now branching out to offer month to month services. Phone services are bundling together with other things such as cable or satellite companies to provide a rounded service. Cell phones with call and text are making services affordable if that is all they are getting. Adding in internet capability will cost consumers much more.
FreedomPop is a cell phone service company that offers unlimited data without having to sign for service. FreedomPop offers cell phone data of 500 MB and unlimited internet service. They have a special when someone purchases a new phone from FreedomPop. They are able to have free phone service. FreedomPop also offers cheap phones for the service. Some phones may be refurbished and not costing a lot. Some phones may be yours already. If the identification code allows you to use your old phone on freedom pops service, then you are ready to go. Check online for your phones ability to switch for FreedomPop. They have 4G service that is offered all around the United States.
Locating a company such as FreedomPop that has the consumer’s best interest is not always easy. FreedomPops only requirement is for the person to pay for the phone. After purchasing the phone, FreedomPop provides great phone services with 500MB data and free internet usage. Switching to FreedomPop makes sense all the way around. Using one of the more expensive services can only end up costing once the promotion is over. Freedom is the services that only charge a small monthly fee or they provide free service to all.
In Greg Hague’s inspirational video, “Three Feet From Gold,” the real-estate coach and entrepreneur tells the story of Darby the uncle and Darby the younger, two Colorado gold miners in the 1850s who found a small amount of gold on their new claim, then spent inordinate time and resources mining that gold, only to sell their drills to a local individual who struck gold just three feet from where the Darbys had given up, in disgust. Hague’s point for the real estate broker is to never give up, knowing that riches could be just around the corner.
Selling a Home Within 29 Days: The 22-Step Launch Program
In a new Forbes feature, Hague’s system Real Estate Mavericks gets a nice feature, and here we can see this is a man who knows his material. Hague uses a sophisticated, tech-driven approach to selling homes within 29 days that he compares with the marketing process Apple goes through when listing a new iPhone for sale. A common pitfall real estate agents go through, Hague says, is to simply list a home for sale on MLS without first building buzz with buyers. This buzz-building can take the form of the 22-Step Home Launch Program, where Hague’s real estate disciples work with the buyer to put together a motivational story as to why the seller is selling.
Only by introducing buyers to a home being offered for sale before it sits for a time on MLS can agents avoid the dreaded “too long on the market” syndrome, where buyers shy away from paying the asking price for a home that is now not as desirable as it has been offered for sale for more than the initial 29-day period Hague’s system sets out as an ideal timetable. By front-loading marketing for the home into this initial time window, Hague says, home sellers can get the best return on their investment by taking advantage of what buyers will see as a hot property.
Hague focuses his Real Estate Mavericks system of coaching for real estate agents not on selling “himself,” rather selling a formula he says is proven to result in quick-turnaround home sales. One of America’s top real estate agents for 25 years, Hague is now focusing on entering 2016 by training an elite group of “Top Dollar Agents” who have gone through a 90-day immersion in his program of real estate training techniques. Agents in Hague’s system need to commit to represent only sellers, not buyers in order to avoid situations of conflicting loyalties, and are promised a high-tech system of proven strategies to quickly sell multiple listings, all within that 29-day period. Does the system work? Hague’s track record would say that it does, but see so for yourself at Real Estate Mavericks.