Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin Know How to Help

**UPDATE FEBRUARY 23rd 2017**

Sometimes We Miss A Lot By Watching The News

This Revolution Wasn’t Televised

It’s best that you don’t turn on your T.V. if you want to realize the truth of our society. There’s a challenge in the American nation that continues to reveal itself through police brutality and the violence instigated by our own citizens. These forces are moving with tremendous power and taking lives in large numbers. This conflict has been ongoing and unprecedented.

The voice of Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin remind us of these issues in our nation. There’s a transformation to come, but we must first listen to the messages of those affected the most. The writers we mention have a story to tell, and it begins with an unfortunate night when they were arrested within their own homes through false charges.

Who Are Michael Lacey And Jim Larkin?

Larkin and Lacey are accomplished journalists who’ve dedicated their writing to cover the violent issues of American society. They were illegally arrested in an officer’s attempt to cover up the corruption and abuse of his workforce. The arrest that police attempted was reversed within 24 hours. This led to Mike and Jim pursuing a lawsuit against Maricopa county, Arizona.

The specific charges were against Sheriff Joe Arpaio who was pardoned by the president of the United States. This pardon was a shock to the entire country. It came after the exposure of the officer’s conduct and after the world came to realize his abuse of power. The writers are no longer being threatened and pursued, but they feel a great injustice has been made.

They continue to speak out about the pardon of Sheriff Arpaio in hopes that people will take notice.

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The voice of these journalist rise within American society and give inspiration to many who’re facing the challenges of a violent nation. The justice they eventually received came in the form of a $3.2 million dollar settlement with the U.S. government of Maricopa county. There is at least some closure to this conflict and a happier ending then prison time.

The time being spent by Larkin and Lacey today is with a new non-profit. The agency formed is the “Frontera Fund.” Arizona is unique in having a high population of latinos. The abuse these minorities have faced leads Lacey and Larkin to direct their compensation money to an agency that works for solutions with border and immigration challenges.

 

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**UPDATE JULY 11th 2017**

Lacey & Larkin and Other Civil, Human and Immigrants’ Rights Groups

Under the US constitution, everyone living in the US have a right to equal protection under the law. However, this is not always the case. Minority groups, especially immigrants, tend to be discriminated and put under deplorable conditions should they bring any complaints forth. For Example, in Arizona, immigrants and their families are stored in a warehouse, where conditions are so inhumane, as they wait for hearing of their cases. They are treated this way because they are not a majority, hence have no voice. Also, most of them have no money to hire lawyers to represent them, even when they have viable cases.

 

Luckily, there are some organizations that have dedicated time and funds to voicing the needs and rights of immigrants. These civil, human and immigrants’ rights groups educate, advocate and conduct research on human and civil rights for the immigrants. They are the reason why more immigrants can today boast of living in a just community. Here is a list of some of the most influential civil, human and immigrants’ rights groups.

 

Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund was established by two human rights activists, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. The two are founding partners of the Village Voice and Phoenix New Times Newspaper. They started the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund with the $3.75 million that they had received as settlement money for a case that they had won. The duo had been arrested in the middle of the night, at their homes.

 

The arrest was led by Joe Arpaio, the Maricopa County Sheriff, following the publishing of his home address on the Phoenix New Times Newspaper. However, the jury on their case found them innocent as their first amendment rights of right to free speech, had been violated. They were released on a judgment of false arrest and were compensated with $3.75 million.

 

Lacey and Larkin used this money to start the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund. The aim of this non-profit organization is to fund organizations that advocate for human, civil, and immigrant’s rights. The foundation recently donated $2 million to the Arizona State University. This money is to be used to fund a project where students write in Spanish and English about the various issues that immigrants face. The money will also be used to support the Lacey & Larkin Chair.

 

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

ACLU is a reputable organizations that advocates for civil rights. The organization concentrates on helping those who have been affected from the violation of their constitutional rights. The foundation has an Immigrants’ Rights Project, which helps to ensure fair trials of immigrants, helping immigrants to access job permits and enabling them to attend schools.

 

The National Network of Immigrants and Refugee Rights (NNIRR)

NNIRR was founded in the year 1986 and has since been working to ensure that immigrants and refugee rights are not violated. They work by building immigrant communities and empowering them to fight for their social and civil rights.

 

There are many ways that people can help with civil rights but Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin know that the best ways to be able to help people is through the opportunities that they have to make things better. It is something that has allowed the men the chance to make a difference in the world that they live in and to provide opportunities to people who have never had the chance to have a better life before.

Thanks to Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, people are now able to get more out of the opportunities that they have and they actually have a lot less to worry about when it comes to the options that they have. For Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, this is something that has made it easier for everyone to get what they need out of different situations that they are in.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin know what they are doing when it comes to helping people out. They first made the choice to help people out with their reporting and journalism skills.

They reported on things that were wrong and they also did what they could to show people that they could get more out of their lives each time that they made the decision to do something new.

Larkin and Lacey even reported on their own sheriff’s office. While this came with some problems that they had to deal with, Larkin and Lacey knew that it was something that would make things better for everyone.

Despite the fact that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin had their own civil rights issues to contend with, they worked to make sure that they were helping out other people, too. This meant that they were able to do what they could to help themselves and then help others as well.

They wanted to show people that they could do more and that they would be able to get more out of life if they had the right type of help. Larkin and Lacey used the Frontera Fund to be able to show people the differences in the opportunities that they had for success with their own issues.

When it came time for Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey to be able to get what they wanted out of different situations, they knew what they were going to do. For Larkin and Lacey, they chose to make sure that they were helping other people out.

When they won their own civil rights case, they decided to use the money from that to start the fund that they were planning on doing. The Frontera Fund was born from this and allowed them to help many more people out with civil rights issues.

Securus Technologies Acquires A Payment Making Leader

Recently, Securus Technologies made the decision to acquire GovPayNet to expand and improve their payment options. GovPayNet was founded by a former law enforcement officer twenty years ago in an effort to offer a greater range of payment options to the public. GovPayNet specializes in: property tax and assessment payments, restitution, probation oversight, traffic and criminal fines, electronic monitoring costs, records fees, publicly administered child support, towing and impound fees, plus a variety of payments to different federal agencies. GovPayNet has expanded such that they are in 26% of counties across the nation. GovPayNet also provides services to over 2,200 government facilities in 35 states.

 

President and CEO of Securus, Robert Pickens, was very excited about the merger stating that Securus is happy to have the addition of GovPayNet because they hold to the high standards of excellent customer service and offer a quality service to the general public. Securus Technologies is a leader in safety and security technology across from he nation. Securus specializes in: emergency response, incident management, information management, biometric analysis, investigation, and inmate self service. Securus Technologies is located in Dallas, Texas, and offers service to over 3400 facilities and 1,200,000 inmates on a daily basis. To read more about the merger and GovPayNet, please click here.

 

Hawaiian Volcanic Water Waiakea Redefines Bottled Water

What if there was a water that was really eco-friendly, would it be worth it? Could Hawaii volcanic water be all the things they claim? Is it good? It is cost effective? Is it really eco-friendly? We can tell you without a doubt, Yes! Now, let is tell you why. First lets look at the bottled water in marketing standpoint. All the bottled water companies try to make their water the best. They do that by making it unique in some way. The main problem with bottled water is, well, the bottle is made from plastic. If there are a few words that don’t fit well together they would be environmentally friendly plastic bottled water.

Waiakea changed that. They have created what may very well be, the world’s first eco-friendly plastic bottle. The bottle is made from a type of plastic like material that is degradeable. Now, that is a first in the bottled water industry and it puts them in a unique place, but, that’s just the start. Waiakea is a sustainable alternative to many other waters because of the bottle and the volcanic water benefits it provides. We didn’t even start to tell you about the Waiakea water ph yet. We can’t wait to get to that part, it’s going to be fun. Oh, we might as well just get to it now.

This Waiakea water is filtered through the Mauna Loa volcano and has a unique composition of minerals and pH that is rich in sodium, magnesium and more electrolytes than you can shake an empty plastic water bottle at. The pH is between 7.8 to 8.8 and that’s naturally alkaline. Another thing that makes the water so awesome is that the company does their best to be as eco friendly as they can by using an eco-friendly truck to deliver their bottled water.

Without a doubt, this is a water you can feel great about drinking an offering to a friend. When you want great tasting water that is environmentally friendly, the Hawaii volcanic water that is Waiakea is the bottled water that you want. The good news is, you don’t have to travel far to get it.

Louis Chenevert Proved People Drive Profits

When Louis Chenevert took over United Technologies Corporation (UTC) in 2006, he made it his work to create a brighter future for his company by unleashing the creativity of his workforce. Mr. Chenevert who received a degree in production management from HEC Montreal is a proponent of enhancing the skills of a business’s human capital as a means of fueling innovation and productivity.

Even in the era of globalization, which has seen companies scrambling to set up production overseas, Mr. Chenevert was doing the exact opposite. He was streamlining UTC’s operations and bringing his most talented and skilled workers together to reduce cost and increase the access of technologist and engineers to one another. Louis Chenevert believed this type of close contact could be a catalyst for the development of significant new products.

Shareholders were not disappointed by the results of these efforts. One colossal innovation has been the geared turbofan (GTF) jet engine. GTF technology is revolutionizing the airline industry. The GTF engine is 75 percent quieter and 16 percent more fuel efficient than previous jet engines. This one development alone will guarantee more significant market share for UTC, not to mention enhanced profitability due to service contracts which will result from such sales.

Another way UTC is investing in its employees is by paying for them to go back to school. A UTC employee can go back to school today, and the company will reimburse their tuition. The belief is that such an investment in your workforce only makes them more valuable to the company. Louis Chenevert understands production. His philosophy is that a smart worker is a more productive worker.

There is no need to ship jobs out of the country if you can enhance productivity, while simultaneously reducing your operating cost. By moving most of UTC’s divisions to within a few miles of Connecticut’s capital city, where the company is based, Chenevert accomplished this goal by cutting down on traveling expenses.

Although Mr. Louis Chenevert retired from his post as CEO back in 2014, his legacy will be a lasting one. The financial results he posted during his tenure proves that it can be profitable for CEOs to invest heavily in their people. In fact, their human resources may be their most significant untapped asset.

Staying Young Forever with Jeunesse Global

As one of the fastest direct-sales companies around, Jeunesse experienced a breath-taking step into the field of reversing age-related damage and preventing further breakdown in those who stick to the products long-term. Originally started by Randy Ray and Wendy Lewis, the world-renowned company infuses natural products with proprietary blends to create nine product lines that target the human body from every angle. Known as the Youth Enhancement System, the products altogether aren’t advertised as treating or curing any disease, but they do help you take a step in the right direction.

The company was first created at 9 p.m. on 9/9/2009 to infuse the symbolism of long-term wellness with the roots of the company and its goal. The nine product lines are aimed at people of all ages and both sexes, and those who’ve tried them as directed are noted for swearing by the effects. It seems that the spry enterprisers have created a winner that will go on to make the world a better place as they envisioned many years ago.

Jeunesse’s Offerings

In keeping with the mystical symbolism of the number 9, the Youth Enhancement System is geared to reduce the symptoms of aging on the inside and outside. The products cover everything from restful sleep to a wakeful mood and productive focus with caffeine alternatives and healthy fitness boosters. They also bring antioxidant superfood blends to the table that are designed to improve your resistance to free radicals and other sources of toxic breakdown in the body.

Jeunesse makes it a point to show everyone that while we don’t yet have the artificial means of shoehorning extended lifespans into the population, we do have a human body that’s a technological marvel in itself — we just need to feed it the right ingredients. This is what the Youth Enhancement System does with its topical applicators, capsules, powders and drink mixes that all work together to bring out the best in you every day and night. You just might find that it’s the best investment you’ve made!

A Look at the Life and Times and U.S. Education Secretary Betsey DeVos

Since arriving in Washington, D.C., Betsy DeVos been a controversial and polarizing figure. She has been soundly criticized by her opponents. This has not been easily understood by people from Michigan who have known for DeVos for an extended period of time.

 

In Michigan, even DeVos’ political opponents consider her to be generous and pragmatic. They may disagree with her on some issues, but they speak highly of her abilities.

 

She is the daughter of wealthy parents who herself married into a very wealthy family. Her husband is the son of the founder of Amway. Her husband, Dick, ran for Governor of Michigan.

 

Her confirmation hearings were described by some as brutal. A good many people have editorialized that she did not do herself any favors during the confirmation hearings. She ended up being confirmed on a party-line vote, with some GOP defects that necessitated the Vice President voting to break a tie.

 

She has not always initially agreed with President Donald Trump when it comes to education policy issues. For example, DeVos evidently was opposed to Trump’s decision to rescind an Obama era policy regarding restroom use in public schools. The Obama Administration promulgated a rule which permitted public school students the ability to utilize the bathroom for the gender with which they personally identified.

 

According to Education Department insiders, DeVos attempted to dissuade Trump from making the change, and failed. Before the President made his announcement about the policy change, she reached out to her own employees, particularly to give transgender staff members a heads up Trump’s policy change.

 

When the President made the announcement rolling back this Obama era policy, DeVos was fully on board in public. She made an important speech in the immediate aftermath supportive of the President’s decision. She spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual event. She gave absolutely no public indication that she had ever been opposed to what the President did in regard to the public school bathroom policy and transgender students.

 

Directly upon being sworn in as Education Secretary, DeVos reached out to the leaders of the two major teacher’s unions in the United States. She left word that she would like to meet with them and ascertain if there was any common ground upon which they might work together on some issues. One union leader took her up on the invite, while the other took a wait and see position. Learn more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/23/us/politics/education-secretary-betsy-devos-donald-trump.html

Ted Bauman Writes About How To Prepare For The New Federal Tax Law

Ted Bauman is an editor for Banyan Hill Publishing. The publications he is responsible for are Plan B Club, Alpha Stock Alert, and The Bauman Letter. His focus is on investment strategies that are low-risk, asset protection, and how international migration affects markets. For a number of years he was a consultant who provided information to his clients which included, among others, the South African government, the World Bank, and the United Nations.

Writing about the recently passed federal tax bill, Ted Bauman says that there are moves to make now order to maximize your benefit and limits your riks. The law changes how much is charged for each tax brackets, decreases how much you can deduct as a homeowner, limits SALT deductions (State and Local Taxes), and makes other changes that people need to be aware of. He says that at first most taxpayers should see the amount they have to pay decrease but over time it will creep back up to where federal taxes are now. Learn more at Crunchbase about Ted Bauman

One way to prepare, he says, is to prepay your 2018 property taxes before the end of 2017. This will get you the maximum amount of benefit property tax deductions get you before the new law takes effect for 2018. Ted Bauman also recommends doing the same on your mortgage interest for the same reasons. As the student loans deduction is also being decreased he says a prudent move would be to also prepay any student loans you still have.

The new cap on SALT deductions will be $10,000. Ted Bauman says that those who live in states that have high taxes should do what they can to move some of their 2018 income back to 2017. As an example, he says that many companies pay bonuses in January of each year. He says you should convince the company you work for to move this up to December to get that income out of 2018.

A lot of people convert their traditional IRA’s to Roth IRA’s. Ted Bauman says that anyone thinking of doing this should run the numbers now, before the end of 2017. He says that you might find that by doing so in 2017 as opposed to 2018 or later you can offset some of the other deduction strategies you are using to decrease your tax liability.

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How Joel Friant Found Success With Habanero Peppers

Joel Friant is an American entrepreneur who has founded several companies over the course of his professional career. He currently lives in Corpus Christi, Texas, and is now operating a company that revolves around a product he came up with in the middle of the 1990s. It was while he had a restaurant that made Thai food that he developed a strong like for the habanero chile pepper. It wasn’t just the taste that drew him to it but also all of the health benefits he found out were associated with eating them.

It was while running the restaurant that he then developed The Habanero Shaker. This was a product that contained nothing but habanero flakes in a shakeable container. His product eventually was sold in a few of the biggest Washington State grocery chains. After a few years other business interests became a priority and so he discontinued this product even though it had been selling quite well.

It was in 2012 that Joel Friant started to discover the world of online sales. He took a course at a local community college that taught people how to effectively sell their products on online platforms, eBay and Amazon in particular. Recalling how well he had previously done with The Habanero Shaker, and being asked all the time about what happened to it, he re-released it as The Original Habanero Shaker. It can now be purchased online, with the main platform being Amazon given that’s the main link on his website (habaneroshaker.com).

As Joel Friant relates, habanero’s are probably the most flavorful pepper, at least according to many peoples tastes. There are hotter peppers available but the habanero has the perfect mix of heat and taste. And, they’re pretty hot enough with a Scoville rating of 200,000 units of heat. Jalapeno peppers, by contrast, have a Scoville rating of 4,000 units of heat. So, The Original Habanero Shaker is plenty hot enough and the endorphins that are released by eating them can make you feel great.

Forex Broker AvaTrade Review

Trading in the Forex market can be very lucrative for a number of investors. When looking to invest in foreign exchange currencies, you will need to use a broker who can allow you to successful execute trades. There are many brokers who offer such services but one of the top Forex brokers that stands out is AvaTrade. This firm provides investors with a number different currencies to trade on a regular basis. It also provides investors with educational tools, multiple trading platforms and legitimacy that can ensure investors that they will have the ideal experience when trading currencies. As a result, AvaTrade is one broker that investors will benefit from using on a regular basis.

AvaTrade was first founded in the year 2006 and has therefore been in business for over ten years. The firm was started up by professionals in both the ecommerce and finance industries. They came together to devise a brokerage firm that would provide financial services with the convenience of an ecommerce business. The firm began operations in Dublin, Ireland but also expanded to other parts of the world. It now has office locations in Paris, France, Tokyo, Japan, Australia and the British Virgin Islands. With a number of locations worldwide, AvaTrade allows investors to use its services from all over the world. With multiple locations, investors will be able to take advantage of a broker that offers them lots of convenience.

With AvaTrade, you can buy and sell a number of different things. The main thing that you can trade is foreign currencies of multiple nations. AvaTrade allows you to trade currencies such as the British pound, Australian dollar, American dollar, the Japanese Yen and the Euro. This variety of currencies will allow investors to profit from multiple options when looking to trade in the foreign currency market. As well as regular currencies, investors can also trade cryptocurrencies which have become an emerging trend in the Forex market. These currencies are able to avoid price and value manipulation. As a result, they establish and retain their own value. This option can help investors make very high profits as well.

The Oxford Club Briefly Discusses Its Trading Strategy

Investment U, the educational arm of the Oxford Club, published an article about what investment strategies they have been using. They said they try to buy stocks at a discount to the prices they are currently being sold at or they get paid for trying.

The article mentioned how the gains that were achieved by their readers would not have been possible if they didn’t do one thing, which was creating an options account.

In the article, it said the first thing you have to do is create a regular stock trading account and then go online into your broker account that deals with options. The next thing is to select options and to see if you qualify for either covered call or long trades.

More About The Oxford Club

The Oxford Club is a publisher that covers the financial sector and its headquarters is located in Baltimore, Maryland. The publication provides members with strategies to help them achieve wealth and to preserve it. As of the time of this writing, the Oxford Club has over 70,000 members in over 50 countries.

The Oxford Club has newsletters it sends out on a monthly basis and they offer investment research services, as well as making trading recommendations to its readers and members. Not only that, but the company hosts investment excursions and financial seminars.

The Oxford Club’s parent company is Agora, whose founder is William Bonner. He is also one of the co-founders of Oxford Club, which originally launched as Passport Club in the late 80s. In 1991, the name changed to The Oxford Club.

If you would like to learn more about The Oxford Club and learn more about what they offer to its members, then visit their official website.