Some say that Beto O’Rourke is attempting to do the impossible. He is trying to unseat a nationally-known Republican Senator in the state of Texas, one of the reddest of red states where any Democrat is automatically at a disadvantage right out of the gate.
But recent polls show that Congressman O’Rourke is steadily closing the gap in his run to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz, one of the wiliest politicians and corporate cash bloated incumbents in Congress today.
O’Rourke recently received more good news in that he has been endorsed by a national ticket political action committee known as End Citizens United. This is a group dedicated to one goal: getting Big Money out of politics.
End Citizens united is backing Rep. O’Rourke because he is running a campaign while rejecting donations from major corporations, private billionaires or super-PACs. See more of End Citizen United on facebook.
Beto O-Rourke accepts only small donation from thousands of supporters. He’s running an old fashioned grassroots-style campaign that places the power of political influence where it belongs — with the people.
End Citizens united was formed in 2015 as a reaction to the outrageous 2010 Supreme Court decision that came to be known as Citizens United. The ruling opened the floodgates for major corporations and Big Money donors to effectively “buy” the candidate of their choice. Citizens United determined that “corporations are people” and that “money equals free speech.”
The corrupting influence of this decision has been demonstrable in our election process. End Citizens United is working hard to elect candidates like Beto O’Rourke as a first step toward a long-term goal of overturning the 2010 Supreme Court action. Before that can be done, at least one House of Congress must flip from Republican to Democrat control.
Democrats like Beto O’Rourke support the goals of End Citizens United while Sen. Ted Cruz is all about taking as much Big Money and Dark Money he can get his hands on. In fact, Cruz has been named to ECU’s “Big Money 20” list — a tally of the worst offenders of campaign finance regulations in the United States.
The 2010 Supreme Court ruling in the Citizens United vs. Federal Elections Commission started a fire. They ruled, in a controversial 5 to 4 decision, that free speech could be applied to corporations. More specifically that there is no difference between individual and corporation. The fire of election reform that started with that decision still burns today, and out of the ashes came End Citizens United. End Citizens United is the political action committee devoted to overruling the Supreme Court decision, and butting big business out of politics. But exactly how do you overrule a Supreme Court decision?
The answer is legislation. End Citizens United advocates for reform candidates who do not accept endorsements from big business. The goal is put reform candidates in public office, basically saturate congress and the Senate with them. In this way reform legislation can be passed that restricts and regulates corporations ability to fund political campaigns. Visit opensecrets.org to learn more about End Citizens United.
The main fear many have is that a lack of restriction on business campaign funding, means that candidates will be bought, elections purchased, and legislation afforded to the victor. Many across the U.S. fear that such a situation renders votes obsolete. This is why End Citizens United uses grassroots funding to support candidates that will attempt to make a difference. But in order for that difference to occur many sitting politicians have to lose their seats, and legislation has to actually pass. Even if it a bill is written does not mean it will pass into a law. So the journey is a very long and arduous one.
In fact, End Citizens United has an even bigger hurdle before it. It’s end game is to actually have the first amendment amended. A huge tax for any group regardless of political stance. The amended portion would redefine free speech as belonging to a person not company. This is about the only way the initial Supreme Court decision can be overruled, and it represents quite the accomplishment. ECU is dedicated, however, and keeps the fight alive every election, pushing its agenda to the bitter end.
At a striving forty-three years old, Ryan Seacrest is perhaps one of the most remarkable celebrities that seem to have escaped the mouths of many people. Seacrest is not only a busy producer, hosting many shows including the extremely popular reality show, ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians,’ but has many exceptional accomplishments to show for his career as a colossal media outlet. Some of the productions that Ryan Seacrest has contributed towards or feature in includes On Air with Ryan, Live with Kelly and Ryan, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, as well as the Ryan Seacrest Distinction/ Polish. The most notable of his productions being his well-known appearance as a host on American Idol.
As phenomenal and mysterious as Ryan Seacrest is, he still lives a relatively normal life. Alongside being conscious of his health and diet, he has his morning cup of coffee just like the rest of us. Sweatpants and a loose t-shirt is not an abnormal morning routine for Seacrest as well as a quick scroll through the news before heading about on his daily commute.
Fitness and health are a great point of interest for Ryan Seacrest and has been a large part of his normal day to day routine since he was in his early 20’s. Alongside his regime of personal care, Ryan’s diet generally leans more towards a very vegan palette.
According to the New York Times, Self-care is such a critical aspect of our contemporary lives, a fact that is well known by Seacrest. During an interview, when asked about his self-care disposition, Seacrest had responded with a tale of how he had once brought a personal trainer with him to the Bahamas during a production so that he would not lose the routines that he had created for himself at home. He is very open and comfortable with the personal importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Ryan Seacrest (@ryanseacrest) is truly a remarkable man and a public figure. He has inspired many and will continue to do so.
On the fifth birthday of Surf Air, private flying just got a little bit sweeter. If you are a member of the trouble-free, exclusive private air club, Surf Air, the company would like to reward you for your membership. Surf Air has added three separate high-level partnerships to their portfolio to provide members with access to the excellent services they deserve.
The first of these partnerships is with All Roads North, the leisure road trip travel curator. Surf Air members will now have access to custom built weekend trips that feature the best that California has to offer. The second partnership provides members with the select benefits available at the new Private Suite LAX. The Private Suite provides many luxury services including personal suites and private security screening.
In addition to these two major upgrades that this anniversary provides, members are also given the opportunity of membership with FoundersCard. With over 25,000 members, FoundersCard offers unique networking opportunities and benefits. These benefits include flexible cancellation options, exclusive hotel and resort rates, VIP travel privileges, and even more amenities.
—– Surf Air is a membership-only private air club providing services from California and other major travel destinations. Membership provides easy and exclusive air travel that saves you valuable time. Membership is afforded in three luxury levels: Pay As You Fly, All You Can Fly, and Group. Each membership provides a high-level and private travel experience, the convenience of no extra fees (including baggage fees), and a no-penalty option for changing or canceling flights.
The educational system has pretty much remained the same since it first took place in our lives. The teacher, students and desks in one classroom format has not changed very much and neither have the solutions to the ever changing challenges that the school system faces. One such challenge is the communication between teachers and parents outside of the parent-teacher conference. The advancement in technology has been experiencing exponential growth, especially within the last twenty years.
Although technology has vastly improved, the classroom setting has not been getting much of an upgrade. The only way for teachers to get in contact with student’s parents is by phone or the once-in-a-while parent-teacher conference. Which many parents are not able to attend due to strict work schedules. The founders of ClassDojo had this in mind when engineering the solution to this long standing challenge.
Unlike many of the other educational technology companies that have attempted to make money by selling to the school system, the founders of ClassDojo actually took the time to listen to the input provided by the teachers, students and parents when conducting their research. The founders Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don had the intention of creating a free and easy-to-use app that would bring the teachers and parents closer together for the sake of the children.
The ClassDojo app has quickly become the most used communication platform in many school systems across the nation. The app has been very successful in creating a positive culture with people within the school system and outside of it as well. It has completed the difficult task of bringing comfort to concerned parents that had no way of knowing exactly what went on with their children while on school grounds. ClassDojo allows the children to upload their own experience to their portfolios along with pictures and videos so that they are not left without a voice.
The Chainsmokers are still experiencing a lot of success with Memories… Do Not Open, their debut album, even though it’s been more than a year since the album was first released. Even though the album is still on the top of the charts, they are still producing new material and hits that their fans are absolutely loving! Memories… Do Not Open is doing so well, that it’s the third longest-running album at the top spot on the Billboard Dance/Electronic chart.
The Chainsmokers’ album has gone more than 35 weeks since its release in 2017 in top position and recently just surpassed the Gorillaz’s Demon Danze as the third longest-running album ever. While Memories… Do Not Open has lost their position a few times, it keeps jumping back to be right back on top! Right now The Chainsmokers’ are headed for the 2nd longest-running spot as long as the trend continues, and it seems like they may not have a problem reaching it. Since the album was released, it never dropped below the top 5 while it made room for new albums.
Alex Pall, one of the founding members of The Chainsmokers, began the group in 2012 with a different partner. In 2012, Drew Taggart joined creating the current musical duo of The Chainsmokers with Alex Pall. The two first performed live together in 2014 while opening for Timeflies at Terminal 5. Since then, they have seen their popularity grow, starting with hits like “#Selfie” and “Roses”. One of their biggest hits was a collaboration with artist Halsey with the #1 single “Closer”. Memories… Do Not Open also features work with Coldplay and other popular artists.
2018 will see the release of The Chainsmokers newest album, whose title has not yet been released. The first single off of their second studio album, “Sick Boy”, was released in January of this year. Since then, The Chainsmokers have been releasing at least one single every month.
Igor Cornelsen has made a great name for himself as an investor and adviser. He has instructed many individuals and businesses on the proper dealings with companies and commodities. It has helped them turn tremendous profits. Igor’s primary theory is that a person should invest in damaged stocks and not damaged companies. Damaged stocks are cheap and have the ability to turn around. This will provide a great deal of dividends to its investor over the long term
Igor Cornelsen spent many years in the banking industry of Brazil. He held several different high-ranking positions during this time in his career. Igor refined his skills at Bainbridge Group Inc. He became an expert at leading investors to have success in commodities and foreign exchange. Cornelsen has since retired from the banking industry. However, he continues to invest from his home in South Florida as a hobby.
Investing takes a lot of knowledge and experience in order to be done correctly. It is a very intimidating endeavor for those who have not ventured into this area. Beginners should take time to carefully review the investment vehicles that they are preparing to enter.
There is no such thing as an investment without risk. Even sound investments have the potential to lose money. Investors who study their process carefully will be able to minimize these risks and increase the chance of seeing tremendous profit. Investments that are not making money should be let go immediately. There is no reason to stay in a situation that is not profitable. Igor Cornelsen advises all of his clients that the purpose of investing is always to make money.
Having a diverse portfolio is key to minimizing risk. A diverse portfolio includes a number of sound investments mixed with a few risky ones. This ensures that the investor is taking advantage of every opportunity available.
Investing early in life is crucial to building long-term financial success. It is imperative that income start to generate revenue as soon as possible.
Victoria Doramus, a marketing trend analyst, is a former drug addict who is helping change the lives of victims of the same in society. She hopes to establish an institution that focuses on helping recovering drug addicts in New York. Victoria says that the center will operate based on the 12 principles that helped her work out the problem in the Burning Tree.
Victoria Doramus checked into the first rehabilitation center, Tucson in Arizona in 2016 and did a program for 45 days and learned a lot more about herself instead of the disease she had. The market strategist did not see any progress, and she checked into the second rehabilitation in Connecticut for 60 days with the hope of recovering and showing her mother that she could handle herself.
In January 2017, she flew to Texas and enrolled for a wellness program at the Burning Tree, a foundation that used the 12 steps of drug recovery and a NO-BS recovery approach to help its patients get better. The center’s everyday routine was scheduled to start at 5:45 in the morning with prayers and meditation. Everyone had an allocated chore that they would later work on ranging from moving the lawn to cleaning the kitchen. Later they would all attend mandatory sessions that were meant to help them accept their situations and try to improve bad habits that were draining them. Then they would end the day with AA meetings that were sessions to connect with God.
Having left the institution in August with nothing, Victoria Doramus got a job to help her raise money and eventually flew to New York. She immediately joined Nonprofit organizations working to change the lives of drug addicts as a volunteer. Victoria says change is a process that begins from within and anyone can change if they set their mind.
Aloha construction has been in the industry for a long time now. They have grown from a small family-owned roofing company serving the residents of Southern Wisconsin to a general contractor that now serves residents of Cook, Lake McHenry, and DuPage counties. This is all made possible thanks to their Lake Zurich office, and in recent years they have expanded to the Peoria, McClean, Tazewell, Washington, and Champaign area where they serve residents through their Bloomington office. This has enabled Aloha construction to bring its expertise down to those who really needed their services having seen what they offered in other locations. The company has experts in various fieldswhich include roofing, siding, renovations gutters as well as general and minor repairs. This diverse nature of work requires expertise in all these fields, and as such, they have invested in well-experienced staff that are trained and certified.
Roofing has been part of Aloha construction since it was incorporated. The experienced gained over the years has enabled them to get comfortable with the various roofing designs available in the market as well as custom made designs. They are also well adept in almost all roofing materials available in the market today and have been able to form working relationships with material suppliers to ensure that their clients always get the best bargains for the same. Roofing and gutters go hand in hand, and this is something aloha construction understands all too well. Gutters not only serve an aesthetic value but are the key to ensuring houses do not get water damage. Storm water if not drained properly has the ability to damage a house and expose it to mold easily. It’s thus paramount to the contractor handling the same to be competent. Aloha construction was recently awarded the BBB Torch award for ethics. This award is given to organizations that exhibit an extraordinary level of integrity and professionalism. This is just another in their list of awards, and the CEO has promised only to lead the company to greater heights. This will be achieved through improved cooperation with clients as well as taking on more corporate social responsibilities.
Since the field of medical aesthetics is growing so rapidly there are many professionals who are looking to find their own type of niche within the industry. “A Glimpse into What Drives Atlanta Entrepreneur Dr. Mark McKenna” talks about how this doctor’s motivation towards greatness is helping him to create his own category within the genre. Dr. Mark McKenna is well known as a doctor-entrepreneur. He uses his superb medical knowledge to help make business decisions that payback in exponential dividends. The work he has done in both the business and medical world are exceptional.
His newest endeavor is that of OVME. This company is unique in the fact that it helps change the way that medical aesthetics are being offered to clients. OVME is pronounced “of me” for a reason. It is a company that is aimed at providing an experience that is completely personalized for the client. They are looking for ways to increase the accessibility and convenience of this field. Dr. Mark McKenna and his colleagues understand that many people live busy lives where they are not able to meet their elective needs on their schedule. While elective would seem to indicate that these are not pressing matters, clients can become on edge when they are not able to properly schedule these procedures. For many of them, these electives situations help increase their overall quality of life and they want to find a way to incorporate them into their schedules as quickly as possible.
So, Dr. Mark McKenna’s motivation towards greatness is patient care. He has a profound sense of empathy that allows him to tap into what clients need to be happy. He wants them to feel as though they are in an environment that is very close to their own homes. They should not feel as though they are in a cold and clinical environment when they are talking about their own personal healthcare needs. He wants to be an advocate for his clients and push a standard of care within the industry of medicine and aesthetics that will hopefully be replicated in many offices across America.