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Think big business and big money are only influencing politics? Have you looked at judicial elections lately? A report issued by Justice at Stake found that special interest spending is skyrocketing in even obscure and small town judicial elections, and that is leading to some heavy influence at play for special interests. Not such good news for the "little people" who are looking to the courts to help settle issues in our lives. So how bad is the problem, and what can we do about it?
Scott Greytak is the Policy Counsel and Research Analyst for Justice at Stake, where he designs and manages advocacy campaigns to protect courts from special interest influence and politicization by utilizing legislative, letigative, communications and organizing strategies. He is the lead author of "Bankrolling the Bench: The New Politics of Judicial Elections 2013 - 2014." He has been an Ohio public defender and sits on the boards of the American Civil Liberties Union of the Nation's Capital and the American Constitution Society D.C. Lawyer Chapter.
Join us as we look at who is paying for judicial elections, what it means to fair and impartial courts, and who it impacts.
A few big interests looking after themselves.
WHO ARE THE CRONIES IN MODESTO?
Crony capitalism is a term describing an economy in which success in business depends on close relationships between business people and government officials.
It may be exhibited by favoritism in the distribution of legal permits, government grants, special tax breaks, or other forms of state interventionism.
The real issue isn’t the government’s size. It’s whom government is for.
Much of government is no longer working for the vast majority it’s intended to serve.
If government were responding to the public’s interest instead of the moneyed interests, it would be providing more support for communities, families, and individuals who need it the most.
Ron March and Beverly D will discuss
Uniform Commercial Code › U.C.C. - ARTICLE 9 - SECURED TRANSACTIONS (2010) › Part 3. Perfection and Priority
§ 9-311. PERFECTION OF SECURITY INTERESTS IN PROPERTY SUBJECT TO CERTAIN STATUTES, REGULATIONS, AND TREATIES.
Multi-Level Marketing International Association - Today's News....
The Multi-Level Marketing International Association, MLMIA, is a not for profit, professional trade association, co founded in the United States in 1985 by Doris Wood (who had been a Distributor and Corporate Executive and at the time was a supplier or Support to the industry) Michael Sheffield (who had been a Distributor, was a Corporate Executive and now a Support) and two Distributors from different companies (Marge Robinson and Rick DeNeff, no longer active in MLMIA). Their goal was to represent the interests of Network Marketing and to provide education to and about the industry.
This week, we're excited to have three-time Grammy Award nominated 368 Music Group & Entertainment One recording artist Raheem DeVaughn to join us. His fifth studio album, Love, Sex, and Passion, released in February 2015, debuted at #1 on the Billboard R&B chart and #2 on Billboard’s Independent Album chart. It continues to be propelled by radio hits “Queen” and “ Temperature’s Rising”. In addition to his musical interests, Raheem is equally passionate about the various philanthropic initiatives run by his charity organization, The LoveLife Foundation. Launched in April 2014, the foundation currently focuses on youth education, HIV/AIDS research, and domestic violence prevention.
The Super Bowl invariably yields the biggest single day of gambling of the year. Last year’s game produced a record-setting $98 million in wagers, and experts expect this year’s Super Bowl XLVIII matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos to be even more lucrative for Nevada sports books.
With so much money on the line, gamblers tend to scrutinize the Super Bowl more than any other sporting event, wary of the possibility that the NFL, Vegas oddsmakers, or some other party might rig the outcome of the game to suit their own interests. Conspiracy theories began shortly after the game's creation--to this day, some fans and former players suggest that Joe Namath’s infamous Super Bowl III guarantee and the Jets’ subsequent victory over the heavily-favored Colts was rigged in order to drum up publicity ahead of the AFL-NFL merger.
Let's be honest......The media....NOT THE ELECTORATE will elect the next POTUS! The media will elect most Federal offices. The media will have a major impact on state and local elections. The electorate - aka "We the People" have become sheeple in this process. That is the simple truth.
Main stream media, cable news providers, talk radio, etc etc pick and choose the information they want the people to know. The so-called "freedom of the press" has become the public relations/marketing department for the polticial establishment and the various special interest.
Main Stream Media
Fox News - Cable News
CNN - Cable News
The Blaze - Cable/Internet News
Talk Radio - Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, Rush Limbaugh, etc etc etc
When was the last time any of these news outlets honestly reported the facts about elections or candidates? They violate FCC regs that require they must support the public interest. This would mean reporting all the facts not just the ones the political establishment wants them to report. News - aka Freedom of the Press is a for profit business. Thus, today's news outlets are controlled by those who pay their bills. The political establishment has substantial influence and control over the news we hear. Thus, we no longer have "Freedom of the Press". This is more proof, the American experiment is over and America is dying.
Talk Radio is OPINION, but is frequently passed off as FACTS.
If you disagree with any of the above statement, please call in and explain why I am wrong.
I want to be wrong, but that is not the way I see it in 2016.
This may be a puzzling question to you, or it may be something you've been wondering about but aren't sure where it will lead.
The very act of adoring our Creator seems to be integral to being an appropriate way to show our undying love for our Higher SELF, Christos-Spirit, God-Creator, doesn't it? When was worship not the standard for relating to a Power so magnifient and all-pervading? After all, God is our very Source of existence. How could worship not be part of our relationship?
Such thoughts are logical, humble and speak to our hearts. The whole worship experience has an emotionally stirring feel-good quality that seems to positively support the intensity and value of worship as ideal ways to relate to our Creator. It is so powerful and the experiences are so deeply moving. This is undeniably TRUE, too.
Worship has a fundamentally social component that also feeds our souls. So, why would we ask such a question? Of course, there are two aspects to our being, yes? The innate Spirit part and the physical (body-mind) part. The questions that bubble to the surface are these: Does worship serve the needs of a body-mind? Does worship serve the needs of Spirit-Essence?
This is the primal bottom-line reality that makes us HU-in-man (Spirit-in-man). We must consider both needs with equal weight. A duality world, as the one we live in, requires that we put the two together for us to have a wholism understanding. If we only consider one side of our Divinely made structure, we will not be able to know what we need to know.
This is the very reason we ask this question. TRUTH never fears the exploration, denies the discoveries, or fails to be whole. Join us and share your interests, questions, and concerns. We support and encourage an open and honest dialog.
Sharon and Will
On this week's show, hosts Andrew Dietz and Doug Field talk with special guests from copatient, Brighton Health Plan Solutions and TASC.
The first guest is Tom Torre, CEO at copatient, a health care expense management company. In this segment, Tom joins the hosts to discuss the big health care trends that copatient is seeing in the market today and why copatient exists. As an industry veteran with past executive roles at FIS Global and Alegeus Technologies, Tom will also touch upon copatient’s medical bill review and negotiation service and out-of-network claims management service and what benefit these services have to health plans, employers, brokers and TPAs.
The second guest is Simeon Schindelman, CEO of Brighton Health Plan Solutions (parent company of MagnaCare). The traditional health care system fails to align the interests of the key players, doesn’t put consumer care first and also underserves other key stakeholders, such as care providers, plan sponsors, families of patients and brokers/agents. Educating plan sponsors and plan participants about options and tradeoffs, while developing trusting relationships so they value advice being offered, will improve their ability to access and use the health care system most appropriately. In this interview, Simeon and the hosts talk about thoughtful approaches to lowering health care costs, improving quality and increasing the satisfaction of all participants in the health care system.
The final guest on this week's program is Jason Westphal, legislative analyst at TASC. As head of TASC’s Governmental Affairs team, a member of ECFC and former chief of staff in the Wisconsin State Assembly, Jason will provide listeners with insights on legislative issues pertaining to compliance for the small employer, document storage, sharing and tracking, the Employer Shared Responsibility Mandate and ERISA.
Summary of Brenda’s January 1, 2016, channeled, 15-minute Creation Energies show at http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com / brenda-hoffman: Twenty sixteen begins a new phase of your words and actions. Instead of promoting fear, tell others of your joy and miracles large and small. It is time to claim your god/goddess/star role – becoming a beacon of joy for others. Those of you who have not yet created your earth security dream will – for it is meant to be.
New Frequencies are Waiting is the title of this week's Brenda's Blog for www.LifeTapestryCreations.com.
Overview of January 7, 2016, Creation Energies show: In your next phase, you'll transition beyond expanding all that there is of earth into all that there is. You creator beings have completed your earth creation. Once you create your personal earth security dream, you'll transition to expanding the Universal circle of knowledge with interests already part of your being. But like learning to drive an automobile, that does not mean you will leave earth, merely that you have more freedom to explore, learn and share.
Brenda's Blog and her Creation Energies show contain different channeled information.