George Soros Will Continue While Glenn Beck Fails

In his mission to achieve personal wealth and power, Glenn Beck has used a lot of unfair and unjust tactics. One of Beck’s favorite tactics is to attack perceived enemies with allegations of crimes that are essentially invented from whole cloth. Numerous times, Beck has used his national platform to attack George Soros, a major financier, public figure and philanthropist. Fortunately, a number of courageous journalists and commentators have taken Beck to task for his unwarranted character assassinations. Learn more about his profile at forbes.com

As reported by the New Yorker, Glenn Beck has wrangled a number of Soros quotes in the pursuit of his bizarre conspiracy theories. Echoing many of the tropes of classical anti-Semitic theorists, Glenn Beck accused George Soros of heading some type of conspiracy to control the world. In making this paranoid claim, Glenn Beck utterly ignored the fundamental truths about Soros’ philanthropy and his political activism. Awarded and applauded by numerous important bodies, Soros has moved forward with absolute confidence as he works towards a more just global society. Glenn Beck’s ignorant attacks on George Soros would seem less alarming if Beck didn’t have such an exaggerated influence on the Republican discourse. Although Beck is something of an extremist, he has managed to win a fair amount of influence in the Tea Party sphere of the Republican party.

Read more:
George Soros | Open Society Foundations (OSF)

And Now: Anti-Semitism

Like it or not, Fox News remains one of the highest-rated cable news networks. It is absurd that such a prominent voice as this allowed incredibly Beck’s paranoid Soros theories to broadcast worldwide in 2010. With nary a concern for accuracy or fairness, Beck aired three hour-long episodes specifically targeting George Soros with libel. The truth about Soros is far different from the paranoid facsimile Beck peddles. In all likelihood, George Soros contributed more to the downfall of European Communism than any other private Western citizen. Without doubt, Soros’ pro-democracy initiatives are creating positive results worldwide. With full respect for the law and international norms, Soros’ Open Society movement has taken thoughtful action to nudge countries towards transparency. Today, Soros is particularly focused on fostering democracy in Burma, a region long ripe for grassroots reform. As a major financier, Soros has the clout to raise millions for cutting-edge liberal policy institutes. This philanthropist also supports advocacy groups with real integrity. Worldwide, these groups use peaceful means to advocate for democratic change. In all of his dealings, Soros exemplifies the caring, modern attitude towards handling income inequality and structural inequity.

Moving forward, it is likely that George Soros has much to add to the national conversation about wealth and inequality. On the other hand, it is almost certain that Glenn Beck will continue to face commercial decline and waning influence. Since losing his flagship television program on Fox News, Glenn Beck has struggled to maintain relevance in the modern political scene. Fortunately for journalists and philanthropists worldwide, Beck’s influence will continue to dim.

Learn more about George Soros:
 http://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/george-soros

To Incorporate Olympic Valley Isn’t Going To Happen

Summary From Reno-Gazette Journal:
There have been a lot of changes taking place in the Olympic Valley region in California. The snowfall in the area has been quite light in recent seasons, and this has made business difficult for the area’s ski resorts. The conditions simply haven’t been as good on the slopes in recent times. However, the past year, this trend appeared to have reversed itself.

This is merely one of the issues that the area has faced though. There was a period of time when a major company was considering coming into the area to manage all of the ski resorts. If this had happened, it wouldn’t have had positive effects on the area’s resorts. Instead, it would have put a serious drain on the local economy. Luckily, the opponents of the incorporation prevented this from happening.

If the ski resorts of the area had become incorporated, businesses of various types would have suffered. The ski resorts likely wouldn’t have done as well, and this would have made the area less attractive to tourists in the winter. This would have meant that there would be fewer people using the services of other sectors of the economy, such as hotels, nightclubs, restaurants, and bars.

The damage to the economy would have had the power to be damaging to the public sector. The tighter budgets of the area would have meant the local municipalities wouldn’t be as easily able to maintain safe roadways in the winter. Dangerous travel conditions would have created an additional deterrent to tourism to the region, which would have created even more damage to the economy.

There was a very long debate about the incorporation of Olympic Valley’s ski resorts. Those that ran the area’s ski resorts were among the fiercest of opponents of the incorporation. One of the biggest opponents of it was Andy Wirth, who manages Squaw Valley ski resort. He provided hundreds of thousands of dollars to oppose the incorporation.

His effort to prevent it likely did have an impact. The debate finally ended when the incorporation plans were canceled. So, the area will be spared any negative economic effects from this. Hopefully, the weather will continue to cooperate during ski season. The snowfall was good this year, and we can only hope that will be the case in years ahead.

Some Information On Andy Wirth:

Andy Wirth has been a successful executive of Squaw Valley ski resort. However, he also is very well known for his opening up of the mountain to Navy Seals. The mountain serves a very important part in their training. Furthermore, Andy Wirth is a well known enthusiast of skiing and other sports himself

Additional information can be found at:

Squaw-Alpine boss looks to turn page on ‘divisive’ fight

A Brief Look at Crystal Hunt

In this day and age, having an entertainment career that spans from childhood well into adulthood is hard to come by. Actress Crystal Hunt is living proof of this fact of life.

Crystal Hunt was born on February 5, 1985 and is a native of Clearwater, Florida. The earliest she had involved herself in the entertainment business came when she was only two years old, when she was actively participating in pageants for acting. When she got older she moved on from simple acting pageants to starring in commercials and television advertisements, a notable example being anti-drug ads alongside pop band *NSYNC to celebrate the Disney Company’s 25th anniversary.  She has pictures from that time in her career on the official Crystal Hunt Facebook.

Crystal Hunt’s big claim to fame is starring as the character of Lizzie Spaulding in the CBS daytime soap opera, Guiding Light. She was a regular on the show for three years, starting in 2003 and her work with the series earned her a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 2005. She was also recognized with a Soap Opera Digest Award for her role on the show in that very same year. After leaving Guiding Light, Hunt took on another role in a soap opera, this time on ABC’s One Life to Live, where she played the role of Stacy Morasco on and off for three years, starting in 2009. Though she left the show only a year after first debuting, she would pop up as a recurring character through her remaining time with the show.

Although soap operas were her biggest and most prominent roles to date, Crystal Hunt has taken part in various other movies and television shows throughout the course of her career, and has even branched out to be a photographer. Hunt has played roles of different sizes in other films such as The Derby Stallion in 2005, Sydney White in 2007 and the summer hit from 2015 Magic Mike XXL, with a sizable role. Also in 2015, Hunt began starring in a reality television series called Queens of Drama, where she starred as herself among several other notable entertainers in business.

Venezuela Experiencing Economic Distress

Venezuela has long been a socialist nation in which the government has had a considerable amount of control over private industries and individual freedoms. Nowadays expert Adrian Jose Velasquez Figueroa sees the nation is beginning to experience one of the biggest economic collapses in recent history. This collapse has been caused by socialist economic and political policies dating back to the 1970’s. However these policies have become even more restrictive during the regime of former President Hugo Chavez. Under his leadership, the nation has experienced a number of authoritarian policies which include the nationalization of the oil industry, other industries being nationalized, excessive government spending, public benefits, and price controls. His regime has also participated in elections that are not free, intimidation of the media and also putting political opponents in prison. As a result Venezuela has become very distressed economically due to a lack of adopting free market economics.
With the economic policies Jose Figueroa added, the people of Venezuela have began to suffer the effects of socialism. One of the main problems facing Venezuela is the fact that its currency has become hyper inflated by up to 720% along with its currency dropping in value by up to 93%. With a declining currency value and hyperinflation, Venezuelan citizens are unable to afford the the things they need to survive such as food and water. With a shortage of these resources, the nations has adopted rations and therefore many people are unable to be properly nourished. There are also power shortages, elimination of long distance phone service and also inadequate medical care.

LINK:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/dougbandow/2016/06/07/venezuelan-people-feel-the-bern-as-real-socialism-destroys-their-country/#3a4ddbb1fcd6

 

Fans Sing Praises of Chaz Dean

When I was a little girl I began to get obsessed with hair. I would spend my days washing my baby doll’s hair. One day I even decided to cut her hair thinking that it would magically grow back. When it never grew back I was heartbroken. It was hair I thought all hair grew back and it hurt me tremendously when I realized I had ruined my baby doll’s life. As I got older I realized I really had a passion for hair and this passion led me to becoming a hair stylist. This has changed my life.
For so long my clients have come to me asking what the secret is to great hair and I have never been able to give a clear answer. I can’t give a clear answer because I really do not know what the secret is. All I know is that every woman’s hair is different and it takes time to get great hair, or so I thought.

Recently, a blogger at Bustle dispelled my myth about how it takes time to have great hair. She used WEN By Chaz for a week and instantly had great hair. See her results: http://www.wen.com/before-after.html

Wen By Chaz is no stranger to the world. It is a hair care product that Chaz Dean created to help women who have various types of hair. Since it’s release women across the world have been singing Dean’s praises. Wen is sold on Sephora beauty product stores and online on Ebay.

 

An In-depth Look into Andy Wirth and His New Position in Reno Airport Board

Andy Wirth is tasked with responsibility for overseeing daily operations and implementing the overall strategic plan at Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. He serves as the CEO and President of the company. He has worked determinedly to transform Ski area to a prominent tourist destination.

He financially supports community-based organizations that focus on maintaining a clean and sustainable environment. Wirth‘s goals are to better the lives of people of diverse ages in the community. At Squaw Valley, he leads a team of highly trained professionals to offer exceptional services.

The Reno airport board attained a new look after including three new members and appointing Andy Wirth as the chairperson. He will be leading nine members that include the newly sworn in members: Jenifer Rose, Lisa Gianoli, and Sferrazza.

Andy Wirth expressed his gratitude for his new position and hinted that the Reno Airport will benefit from new ideas from the new appointees. He ascertained that the air travel services were going to be boosted to a top-notch level considering the new members are highly trained and experienced.

Andy Wirth became a member of Reno Board in 2013. He has a long-term experience in management of international resorts. Additionally, he has collaborated with several airlines in developing more airlifts for resorts in Colorado, Utah, and Canada.

As a board member, Wirth connected Reno-Sparks and Lake Tahoe, while serving as a representative of the airport that allows travelers to access Lake Tahoe. http://squawalpine.com/explore/blog/andy-wirth-elected-chairman-reno-tahoe-regional-air-service-corporation

Launch of Iron Team

Andy Wirth sustained serious injuries after being involved in a skydiving accident. He accidentally met and established a friendship with a team of Navy Seals who were training at Squaw Valley. He believes that their continued support played a significant role in his recovery. You can also learn more about Andy Wirth: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2014/09/andy-wirth-squaw-valley.aspx and www.kcrw.com/people/andy-wirth

Together with his friends, he established an Ironman team known as Wounded Warrior Support. The team accumulates funds to support programs of Navy Seal Foundation. In turn, the foundation helps men serving in the Navy as well as their families.

During his recovery period, Wirth took time and reflected the challenges that the Navy servicemen and their families endure. The stories from these groups of people motivated and gave him the strength to press on. Read more: andy wirth | POWDER Magazine and Squaw Valley’s Andy Wirth appointed chair of Reno airport board

Yeonmi Park Reveals North Korean Escape In Memoir

The memoir “In Order To Live: A North Korean Girl’s Jounrey To Freedom” an Amazon best seller and has proven a success around the world after details of the life lived by author Yeonmi Park were revealed through her public appearances and media articles. Yeonmi Park began her life as a member of the government elite owing to the position held by her father in North Korea; life changed dramatically for the Park family when her father was forced to sell goods on the black market in a bid to provide food for his family during one of the regular periods of famine.
The change in lifestyle Yeonmi Park saw as she moved from the very top of North Korean society to the bottom gives her memoir an added insight into the problems that affect each area of life in this closed society; Park also reveals the issue of food shortages can affect members of the society at all levels in her detailed memoir.

Since enduring what can only be described as a harrowing journey to freedom that is detailed in her memoir the life of Yeonmi Park has changed in a variety of different ways. Since finding her way to freedom Yeonmi has detailed her story in a number of different ways and highlighted the plight of refugees in public appearances and articles written prior to the completion of her memoir.

One of the moments that can be credited with prompting the change in life Park has seen in recent years was her appearance at the One World Summit in Dublin, Ireland; Park’s appearance at the summit was uploaded to YouTube and prompted her rise in popularity as a speaker across the globe.

 

Videos In Emails Boost Marketing To A Tremendous Degree

Email marketing is not a new concept. Some of the ways promotional emails are “tweaked” to garner better results are new. One method has been around for some years, but has only recently gained a tremendous amount of traction is the integration of video in advertising-oriented emails.

Anyone utilizing an email marketing strategy without also weaving in video content may be making a mistake. With video, the email can have a greater impact on the recipient. A recent article in Hello Tesla covers a host of points as to why email/video marketing is worth attempting.

The main reason is these types of emails get greater results. The open rate of emails with videos sees and increase of 20% over those emails without videos. Video emails also generate an increase of about 40% in revenue.

These stats are known thanks to an effective study performed by the Relevancy Group. The study was carefully performed and executed. So, anyone weighing options for adding videos to emails may put some credence into those figures.

Videos in emails really do add a lot to the content. Anyone who receives such an email is seeing advertising material that truly sets itself apart from the mass of millions of boring emails commonly sent out.

Video is able to get information across in a manner much different than traditional prose email text. Even incredibly written advertising copy could be at a disadvantage when trying to sell a particular product or service. A short video, however, provides the audio and video better capable of appealing to the senses in a dramatic manner.

Talk Fusion was a company that pioneered the use of video in emails. Year ago, Bob Reina, the CEO of Talk Fusion, found himself unable to send video through AOL. AOL wasn’t doing anything to enhance its email platform to accommodate video sending. Although AOL was a corporate and internet giant, the entity ignored or dismissed the notion video could be used in emails. Talk Fusion saw its opening and launched an incredibly innovative marketing concept. Video entered the realm of email marketing as a result.

Visit: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/talk-fusion

The doors are now wide open. Rather than rely on generic emails, take things to the next level.

DEVCO on Gateway and the Heldrich

In 2005, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority loaned $20 million dollars to the Middlesex County Improvement Authority for construction of a a New Brunswick hotel and conference center called The Heldrich replacing a blighted hotel that sat on the site. This 365,000 square foot project has been heralded as a landmark development in what can be accomplished when the public and the private sector work together. It contains 248 hotel rooms, 48 condominiums, a 50,000 square foot conference center, retail, restaurants and the Workforce Development Center for Rutgers University.

The Middlesex County Improvement Authority already missed almost $7 million in payments during the last five years. In January,the Middlesex authority DEVCO says that it will miss another $1 million payment plus interest payments on its loan. These loans are already provided at a lower interest rate than the authority could get if they went to the local bank.

Many real estate developments did not do as well in 2007 and 2008 as investors had hoped. Officials with the Heldrich like Chris Paladino say it was no different for them. The hotel continues to receive only 63.5 percent occupancy rates with Johnson & Johnson being their largest customer. Interestingly, executives with Johnson & Johnson serve on the board for the Middlesex authority.

DEVCO has asked to borrow millions in bonds for the Gateway project that will include a university campus, along with some office space. In March, the Atlantic City Improvement Authority approved $145 million for the Stockton campus and $12 million in state tax credits for construction of South Jersey Gas’ new $50 million headquarters which has previously been located at the other end of the county. The facility will also include a $35 million 886-space parking garage with South Jersey Gas paying for about 200 of those spaces.

DEVCO has many exciting projects in the works including the redevelopment of College Avenue. There is no doubt that these projects will be successful over time.

Honest results from using WEN

In the featured article “I used cleansing cleansing conditioner on my fine hair, and here’s what happened,” written by Emily McClure, she writes about her experience using Wen by Chaz Dean cleansing conditioner for seven days. The article, found here, http://www.bustle.com/articles/136320-i-used-cleansing-cleansing-conditioner-on-my-fine-hair-heres-what-happened, is pretty interesting. The girl, Emily, said she had heard a few mixed reviews, but mostly good, about the WEN product, and she saw on the commercials that it said that your hair will be changed to make it really beautiful, shiny, and full.

After the first time she used the ebay available product, she said she definitely felt a difference, even while putting the product on in the shower, her hair felt a bit fuller. She said once she got out and blow-dried her hair it looked fuller and nicer, but then the next morning when she woke up, her hair was pretty greasy, same thing the next day. Then she decided to try showering in the morning and said her hair started looking really nice and shiny, but would get a little greasy by night time. By the seventh day her hair was much nicer, and shinier and she was even getting compliments on facebook of how shiny her hair was, but it still would get a little greasy by the end of the night. Emily said over all she thought the product made her hair much nicer, shinier, and fuller, but it would get greasy quicker than with regular shampoo. She said she would probably not use it everyday because she likes to wash her hair at night, and not every day, but that she loved the way it made her hair look, so when she showers in the morning, or if she wanted her hair to look really shiny on a certain day she would still use it. Visit http://www.sephora.com/healthy-hair-care-kit-P374589 for a preview of Wen’s products.