Month: August 2018

End Citizens United Wants To End Corporate Personhood

Rick Scott is the spineless governor of Florida. He hid in the aftermath of the Stoneman Douglas shooting and how he’s breaking campaign finance laws as he runs for Senate. End Citizens United, a campaign finance watchdog organization, has sounded the alarm on the governor.

Apparently, Rick Scott became the head of a PAC that received $3 million in donations from certain executives. These same executives were the ones who benefited from a change in Florida pension policy under Rick Scott the governor. That all seems a bit fishy. I’m just glad End Citizens United is on the ground in Florida to stop these crimes.

The group is amazing. They started back in 2015 as a response to Citizens United. Of course, we all know that Supreme Court Decision where a 5-4 conservative majority on the bench ruled that corporations are “people.” I just don’t understand how these people ascended to the highest court in the land. I’ve never seen a corporation walk down the street, eat a sandwich or vote.

Unfortunately, that decision now allows corporations to exercise First Amendment rights. These people, according to case law, have the right to free speech but they aren’t even capable of breathing or speaking. So, the Supreme Court, in all of its twisted logic, said that corporations exercise speech with money.

End Citizens United is working to end corporate influence on our elections. The group has a multi-tiered approach. They work on the local level to change campaign finance laws. They work on the national level by endorsing candidates that want to end Citizens United. And they have a long game. They envision a future without corporate personhood.

A constitutional amendment would be easy. It would simply state that people are only living, breathing human beings. It’s that simple. If you can’t breathe, speak or die, then you are not a person. It’s terrifying what conservatives will come up with next in order to damage democracy. I mean, they are already tipping the scale by letting corporations “speak” with money. Why not just let a corporation run for president in 2020?

Dr. Saad Saad Reflects On Two Life Lessons He Learned During His Professional Career

During the course of his nearly 50-year career as a pediatric surgeon, Dr. Saad Saad picked up some pretty important life lessons. He has shared these lessons with his children over the years and recently shared them in an interview that was conducted after he had retired. The first question in the interview was about what motivated him to become a doctor in the first place and his answer was very surprising.

He was born in Palestine but his family was forced out when Israel took over that land. His family ultimately ended up in Kuwait where his dad put to use his petroleum mechanic degree as oil had been discovered there. Kuwait, like the rest of the Middle East, can have extremely high temperatures. Dr. Saad Saad was in his teens when he joined his brother at a construction site his brother was working as an engineer on. He says that the heat was so high that he passed out.

It was that day that Dr. Saad Saad decided that whatever job he did in life it would be indoors in an air-conditioned space. This was in the 1960s and the only space in Kuwait that fit this bill was the operating room of a hospital. It was for that reason that Dr. Saad Saad decided he would become a surgeon. He says that becoming a surgeon taught him that if you work hard at something you can achieve anything in life.

Another life lesson that Dr. Saad Saad shared during the interview was about being proactive. He says that you should never put off tasks to the next day if you can get it done during the present day. He has lived by this rule and it is one of the reasons he became such an accomplished pediatric surgeon. He learned how to be very efficient when performing surgery and other uses of his time. He says it led to having a strong work ethic and being known for getting things accomplished in a timely fashion.

It was in the middle of the 1980s that Dr. Saad Saad first arrived in the United States. He became a board-certified physician and, because of this, he was asked to become the pediatric surgeon for the royal family of Saudi Arabia. He worked in that country for around five years before returning to the US and settling along with his family in New Jersey. Learn more : https://angel.co/saad-saad-2

Meet Yanni Hufnagel – The Energizer Bunny of DI Recruiting

Yanni Hufnagel worked for many years as a Division I Men’s Basketball Coach. His peers regarded him as one who was most likely to succeed due to his high level of energy. In 2012-2013, CBS Sports included him on their “dream team” of assistant coaches due to his relentless recruiting style.

 

In May of 2013, when JewishBoston.com asked him about his career and how he maintained his passion, he had already worked as an assistant coach for four years at Harvard University and was part of the staff when they won their first NCAA tournament game. When he received a similar position with Vanderbilt, he stated that the career move was difficult to pass up. That was because Vanderbilt was also an elite academic institution that had assembled the staff and athletes to be successful. The beautiful campus and weather and the SEC conference were additional attractions. But for all the positives, he did admit that leaving Harvard and all of the players he had recruited was very difficult.

 

Coach Hufnagel believed that there were no secret formulas for recruiting. He did, however, provide an inside look into his unique style. He focuses on what the player is like as a person and how they describe their priorities. He tries to gauge their level of competitive fire, if they are willing to work to improve their game, and if they are someone with whom you might want to socialize. Finally, he shows his passion for the game and hopes that it is contagious.

 

He commented that as the game progresses and more college players move to the NBA, statistics and quantitative measurements will become more important. But, in terms of scouting and recruiting players of equal talent, it becomes a very subjective process. When he was asked about his own basketball talent, he said that he had a great shot as long as his feet were set and no one was guarding him so he would rather have one of his recruits be the star.

 

 

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Get Through Your To-Do List With Upwork

The company Upwork has shared several tips for completing your tasks on time. Upwork is a marketplace where freelancers and clients can connect to work on a project. The jobs are organized into categories such as accounting, design, development and writing. If you are a freelancer, Upwork is a great way to set your own schedule and showcase your skills.

Here are several tips to get you through your to-do list and help you meet your deadlines.

Create Your To-Do List In Advance

Do you start creating your to-do list every morning before getting to work? You could be using that time to work on your tasks. It is best to create your to-do list the night before your work day. This way, you can use the morning hours to work on the most important task on your list. Creating your to-do list the night before also gives you the opportunity to decide what tasks are going to start and end your day.

Prioritize The Tasks On Your List

It is no secret that your day is not always going to go as planned. You never know when an unexpected situation is going to threaten your deadline. All you can do is prepare for it by prioritizing your tasks. You want to start with the task that needs to be submitted by the end of the day. The next task on your list may be due at the end of the week. This allows you to meet your deadlines regardless of what comes up during the day.

Group Your Tasks Into Batches

One way to stay productive is to group all your tasks into batches. One example is answering emails. You can start your day by answering your emails in one sitting. The next batch of tasks may be your phone calls, and then you may need to write three blog posts. When you look at your to-do list later, you are going to notice your emails, phone calls and blog posts are completed.

 

When you keep the above tips in mind, you are sure to finish your to-do list at a decent time.

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Fagali’i Airport is Your Gateway to Paradise on Earth

Fagali’I Airport is not going to be found on the list of the world top ten airports. This isn’t a “Best Bets” candidate for Condi Nast, and this will certainly never make a listing of the largest or busiest terminals in the world. Truth be told, there isn’t a whole lot that is especially remarkable about Fagali’I Airport, except for the fact that is is a world-class, international air hub level facility scaled down to accommodate the needs of a small island population. Of course, the island that it is located on is also a significant factor as well.

The airport is located on the beautiful island of Upolu the smaller of the two large islands that make up the Samoan Archipelago. While the large island is home to major resorts, large cities, and a bustling tourism industry, the smaller island is a quiet refuge for those who are seeking a traditional and exciting South Pacific vacation but want fewer crowds and a lower price tag. Like its big brother, the island of Upolu has white sand beaches, blue lagoons, deep sea pools, and of course a warm and welcoming population who are ready to make all visitors feel like they are part of the Samoan family. Read more articles about Fagali at tripadvisor.com

Upolu has many fine tourist attractions of its own, including some of the most beautiful waterfalls on the planet, the home and burial place of acclaimed author Robert Louis Stevenson, and what is considered to be the most beautiful church in the South Pacific, the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. The island is also home to the Samoan Cultural Village, a living museum of the Samoan people and their culture dating back several centuries.

The city of Apia, which is the capital of the island, is large and features gourmet dining, entertainment, and lavish hotels. There is also world class golfing to be had at the Royal Samoan Golf Course just outside of the city.

For those who are wanting to visit Upolu, Fagali’I is the gateway to your exciting Samoan adventure. Fagali Airport is the main arrival and departure point for those visiting the island, and is served by five airlines offering inter-island service as well as international connecting service via Pago Pago and American Samoa. Located just 5 kilometers outside of the city, the airport features many options for transport in and out of Apia for your convenience.

Come to Upolu, the hidden jewel of Samoa, Fagali’I makes it easy, and once you are here, you may never want to leave after seeing why this place is called “Paradise on Earth”.

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