Number of GOP Members Signing Iran Letter Causes Shock

One of the aspects of the open letter to Iran scandal that has shook the GOP in recent days is the sheer number of members of the Republican party who signed the letter, MSNBC explains. The American public and the world as a whole have become used to some Republican party members using questionable tactics in their dealing with the White House, but with 87 percent of the Republican Senate conference signing the letter the problems appear to run far deeper.

One name on the letter that shocked many was former Presidential candidate and Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee John McCain. The Arizona Senator has since backtracked and admitted, with hindsight, the choice of signing the letter may not have been a good one. McCain has chosen a strange defense for his actions, Dr Jennifer Walden says which is that he signs many letters and papers that look good upon first reading. A number of commentators have now questioned the defense of McCain and asked which papers and letters he signs without properly considering. Speaking with Fox News, McCain also defended the actions of the GOP members who signed the letter by explaining the relationship between his party and the Obama administration had completely broken down.

Holy Super-Centenarians! There Are 6.5 Million 112-Year-Olds According To The SSA

Social Security Administration’s Inspector General Says Recent Audit Shows A Bunch Of Super-Centenarians

The Social Security Administration is not the most reliable arm of the government. But when that group is compared to other government agencies, we might say it functions normally. That is, normal in the usual defunct government way. Social Security says there are 6.5 million people in the U.S. that are 112 years old. The Gerontology Research Group says only 35 people in the world have ever lived that long.

The difference lies in the paperwork. Death dates were not entered into the SSA electronic file, and that error created a bunch of old-timers. The Social Security electronic file is called Numident, and that system was not equipped to record death information properly. 

Researchers at Amen Clinics say not only are humans living longer but in a few decades there might be thousands of people that live well past 100, but that’s not the real issues. The issue is the government’s inability to channel funds into programs that mean something to citizens. The retiring baby boomers and the generations behind them now know that the SSA is in a state of disrepair. Years of poor decision-making has put this country and the programs that socially mean something in jeopardy. What happens to these programs next is anyone’s guess especially when you ask members of Congress.

Good Wine Choices When Dining Out

A good glass of wine can help make any meal even better. Wine has been part of a meal for many decades. In that time, people around the world have embraced wine as an excellent beverage that helps bring out all kinds of flavors in any food. The unique hints of floral undertones in many wines are just right for a classic sauce that has many notes and varied subtle hints. A glass of wine will also vary depending on multiple factors. Understanding how wines from the Napa Valley differ from the kind of wines that are grown in Germany or South Africa can help someone pick out the best possible wine choice for any meal.

Knowing what kind of wine that works well with fish or what wines can be good to serve with chicken stew are important when planning either a meal at home or one at a fine restaurant. Many restaurants offer diners a choice of wines and the option of bringing their own with their meal. The kind of wine that makes sense with any meal will depend on many factors including the type of meat being served as well as the tastes of any guests who are present there.

Learning about wine can be fun on one’s own. Many people spend years studying on their own. However, others wish to get assistance if possible. The best possible help can provide people with the kind of assistance they need in order to construct a wine pairing that works well with all menu items as well as any toasts that may follow the meal. The right help can also help people feel more confident in social situations. A skilled host will want to make sure that any guests who come over are happier and relaxed.

One such company is the Antique Wine Company. This United Kingdom based company is headquartered in London. Run by Stephen Williams, the company offers all kinds of services for their customers including the chance to take classes in wine production and wine education. With their skilled help, many people are able to walk into any restaurant knowing that they can pick out the best possible wine choices for any meal they are planning. Those who work with company will be able to read a wine menu better and learn what kind of terminology is used on a standard restaurant wine menu.

Expansive Senate Bill that will Legalize Medical Marijuana

A bipartisan group of three senators will on Tuesday introduce a historic bill that will see the end of the ban on medical marijuana. The three senators comprise of Rand Paul (R-KY), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). The press conference releases by the three senators insisted that legalizing medical marijuana will open up opportunities for further medical research. According to Senator Booker patients and doctors, deserve the right to fair and compassionate federal laws that will enable them to have their own medical marijuana policies without any interference.

 

Jim Halpern (therealdeal.com) has read that, during the press conference, the three senators were joined by a number of patients voicing the need to legalize medical marijuana – a lady suffering from insomnia, mother of an epileptic baby, a war veteran treating depression using marijuana and a multiple sclerosis patient.

 

According to http://time.com/3738038/medical-marijuana-congress/ Senator Booker stressed the need for war veterans to access the drug because most of them suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. The expansive Senate bill that will finally legalize medical marijuana will change the way marijuana is legally treated. However the bill does not force all states to legalize medical marijuana, but it will protect states that have already legalized marijuana and those that are looking into it as well.

 

The proposed bill will also enable those in marijuana businesses to have full access to their bank account and allow war veterans access the medical cannabis easily.

 

Food For Preppers

The end is coming. At least that is what an estimated 3 million doomsday preppers would have you think. These folks believe that the only way to survive a catastrophic event is by being prepared for the worst case scenario. To do this, preppers stock pile things like water, food and even weapons. They create bunkers or hidden shelters in case of looting or fallout.

The problem faced by many of these preppers is how to store food for years without it going bad. The obvious option is canned food. Preppers can stock up on canned food of all sorts that will last for a long time and be pretty inexpensive. What if they need to run or bug out for some reason? Canned food can become quite heavy to tote around.

If you need food on the go, your options become a little different. There are always freeze dried foods that will stay for years and are light enough to travel. Sounds great, except for the taste. In this case, it is actually the lack of taste that turns people off.

Fersen Lambranho said the best bet is to learn to garden and grow your own food. Fruits and vegetables are a great way to keep your body nourished and energized. If you do have to run, seeds are easy to store and carry, plus you can easily find dirt to grow your food resources in.

Edward Snowden Is Ready To Come Back To The States

Edward Snowden has opened the eyes of people around the world, when it comes to understanding the intricacies that are hidden in the dark side of the United States government. Most people call him a traitor and a trouble maker that has no allegiance to his country, but there are others that respect him for uncovering the deceitful acts of a powerful capitalistic nation. Whatever you think of Snowden one thing is for sure, he is a man without a country.

The former NSA contractor has been living in Russia for the last two years, but he still has contact with the states through unknown channels. The former Attorney General promised Snowden that if he did return the government would not seek the death penalty, but that wasn’t enough for Snowden to pack his bags and return. The American government wants him back so they can charge him with espionage under an old World War I era act. That would mean an almost certain life sentence or even death even though Snowden has a guarantee.

Snowden still claims he released classified documents to serve his country not to hurt it. His intent was to stop the government from saying one thing and doing another, but even his revelations hasn’t stopped that sort of activity. Just ask the countries that have felt the effects of the dark side of this country.

A special shout out to Daniel Amen for keeping me in the loop on the story every time I visit his office.

Gov. Scott Walker Announces Support for Post-20-Week Abortion Ban

On Wednesday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced his support for a state ban on abortions after 20 weeks. In doing so, the popular governor finally broke his silence on an issue he averted during his recent reelection. Also, the governor puts himself squarely in the conservative column on the controversial social issue. It appears that the governor is quietly unifying the Tea Party base of the GOP which will be crucial in the GOP primary should he decide to run for president.

Supporters of the ban insist that for every week after 20, the fetus becomes more and more capable of surviving outside the womb as they noted on yellowpages.com. Walker, whose father was a protestant pastor, invoked his Christian upbringing when affirming that he would sign such a measure into law if it were placed on his desk. He stated that he was instructed as a child that life is sacred and must be protected. It may be that Walker will be able to appeal to evangelical voters better than former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee. The latter is an ordained minister which fact appeals to the evangelical voters. However, he was unable to expand his support much beyond devoutly Christian voters.

In addition to affirming that he would sign the 20-week abortion ban from the state legislature, he also affirmed he would sign such a measure into law as president of the United States. Part of the distinction Walker is drawing with Jeb Bush is that he is not afraid to defend conservatism loudly and proudly.

Bruce Levenson NBA Career Hero Educates Tomorrow’s Youths About Philanthropy

Bruce Levenson has invested in different professions in his eventful career life. He’s a successful businesses mogul and philanthropist. With a background in journalism, Levenson is a grounded professional. In 2004, Levenson acquired two of the sports industry’s most- respected brands, the Atlanta Hawks, and Atlanta-Thrashers. Time Warner transferred the operating rights of the popular Philips Arena to Levenson.

Levenson has established and managed several business empires in the sports arena. He’s an NBA boards-of-governors member and chairs the Hawks management team. The Hawks have endured countless competitions under Levenson’s leadership. The team outperformed other rivals in the NBA Eastern Conference league. The Hawks have engaged in NBA playoffs for seven seasons in a row. No other team in this league has managed to document such a feat. The Hawks recorded some of the best NBA scores throughout the rigorous 2014-2015 season. The NBA All-Stars Eastern Conference has honored the Hawks head-coach Danny Ferry for his outstanding leadership which led to the team’s success throughout the season. Ferry became the team’s head in 2012 under Levenson’s management. Three teammates got drafted to represent the All-Star 2015 team. Levenson broke news of his plans to sell the Hawks in 2014.

Throughout his career, Levenson has pursued global interests in cooking technology, business intelligence, and professional sports. His most successful project involved confounding the multifaceted business empire UCG (United-Communications-Group). The brand has a focus on consulting professionals involved in the government sector, telecommunications, energy solutions, technology, defense, healthcare and information software banking. It’s a global effort involving the supplementation of data analysis and consultation to foster growth. Levenson is a GasBuddy partner and serves the online conglomerate TechTarget as director. The GasBuddy app has a following of over forty-five million motorists. Levenson also teamed with veteran technology designers and branded his own 3-second bread toaster oven DOT.

His forty-year long journey helping the future generations of youth is a memorable one. He’s organized and funded several educational programs aimed at empowering disadvantaged youths. I-Have-a-Dream and PeacePlayers are two of Levenson’s programs put in place to help challenged youths of tomorrow. He’s lectured university students about the values of philanthropy. Levenson launched an initiative focused on helping future philanthropists to cultivate extraordinary talents and the education needed to build a successful career. He’s aided UMD (University-of-Maryland) that has a Non-Profit Management program in place aimed at educating and empowering next-gen non-profit leaders. With the help of the Center-of-Philanthropy, Levenson intends to spread awareness worldwide.

 

Keith Mann Helps Raise Over $22,000 Dollars For Uncommon Schools In New York

Keith Mann and Dynamics Search Partners held a fundraiser at the Standard Hotel Beer Garden. They managed to raise over $22,000. The proceeds from the event went to Uncommon Schools in New York. The funds will be used to sponsor student testing for a new high school that Uncommon Schools will be opening in fall 2015.

Keith Mann says that the purpose of Uncommon Schools is to help students excel in the classroom. It also aims to help students who come from a low-income family go to college. He is a strong believer in the mission and believes that everyone should have the chance to go to college.

Dynamics Search Partners has worked with Uncommon Schools ever since 2013. Both Uncommon Schools and Dynamics Search Partners are committed to helping students develop the skills they need to succeed in college and the working world.

Keith Mann also says that one of the reasons he enjoys working with Uncommon Schools because he enjoys seeing how motivated the students are. He has had the privilege of going to meetings and sitting in with the students. The students are very committed to participating in internships, going to college and starting their future career.

CPAC Finds Common Ground with Elizabeth Warren on Distrust of Big Banks But Nothing Else

National Harbor, Maryland – The recent CPAC straw poll concluded this week with quasi-libertarian Senator Rand Paul carrying the victory honors for the third straight year in a row. However, what was notable to progressives was that conservatives distrust and dislike big Wall Street banks as much as they do. It is a stereotype of the political left that the GOP embraces the FED and its stealth conglomerate of big banks. In actuality, conservatives have long distrusted the big banks. This was evident at the CPAC gathering.

Still, it was interesting to witness CPAC’s grass roots conservatives embracing the same rhetoric used by feisty Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. As previously stated, some progressive news outlets found this amusing as if conservatives might finally be coming around to their ideology. Lost in the discussion was the fact that when the banking crisis was building up, conservatives opposed President George W. Bush bailing out individual investment banks. When the Bush administration let Bear Stearns face the wrath of its creditors, the GOP was squarely behind the effort. In fact, the first attempt to get the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) passed in the House of Representatives failed precisely because conservatives did not support the bailout of Wall Street investment banks. When attendees at CPAC were asked about their support of Elizabeth Warren, they scoffed. The found nothing in common with her besides a common desire to curtail the financial hegemony enjoyed by the “too big to fail” banks according to SlideShare.