Louisiana has seen some of the worst flooding in the states history over the past 3 days. Since the flooding has started, President Obama has signed a Disaster Declaration on August 11th 2016 which lets Federal aid to start flowing to the affected areas of the state including the Parishes of East Baton Rouge, Livingston, St. Helena and Tangipahoa. With the signing of the Disaster Deceleration, this allows grants for temporary housing and home repairs as well as low interest, emergency loans to help cover uninsured property damage. This comes in very handy since many of the homes that have taken on water have never flooded prior and do not have any flood insurance.
Extent of Louisiana Flooding
The extent of the Louisiana flooding is massive. Currently over 10,000 people are staying in temporary facilities in the Baton Rouge area with many more evacuated. As of today, the flooding has caused 5 deaths. Celtic Movie Studios, a massive warehouse on Airline Highway in the city, is currently housing about 3,000 people on its campus alone. Over 20,000 people have been rescued so far by the National Guard and private citizens. Many residents are still stranded in their homes since the water has yet to recede. Thousands of people were stranded in their automobiles on Interstate 12 since Saturday. Only on Sunday were the National Guard and good seminarians able to start rescuing people by boat. the Stranded motorists that have been rescued were brought to the Hammond Parks and Recreation Center.
“We are in constant contact with local officials and first responders, and assistance is already on the move to affected parishes. … The most important thing to remember is to obey road signs and to constantly monitor the news for updates to ensure everyone’s safety. Every available resource will be used to assist citizens as this situation continues to unfold.”
Louisianians Take To Their Boats
The scene on Monday morning was thousands of Louisiana residents traveling into the deviated areas with boats in tow. As of Monday morning, private residents have rescued hundreds, possibly thousands of fellow Louisianians from their flooded homes. Many of the good seminarians have traveled for hours from outlying cities to assist in the evacuation efforts. With the Governors Emergency Deceleration, over 1000 National Guard soldiers are on the ground in “search and rescue” mode. In addition to the troops, the state of Louisiana has deployed 170 high water vehicles, 20 boats and five helicopters. Many Louisiana residents are still stranded in their homes, without electricity or proper supplies. As of now, thousands of people and hundreds of pets have been saved from the flood that seemed to “come out of nowhere” with over 21 inches of rain in 24 hours. As of now, it is estimated that over 20,000 residents and travelers have been rescued.
Donald Trump the full blown Republican Candidate for President of the United States has been quite elusive on providing details on how he would handle specific political issues throughout the world. We will lay out the direct questions and answers posed to Trump.
News By Headline
I personally believe that it dumbs down the American public when we take our news in by headline or soundbite. We have become accustomed to choosing our leaders based off of very limited information. Understanding that most Americans will not take the time to read full interviews, and the mainstream news sources generally only report via headlines, we will provide the legwork so you can get to the meat of the topics.
This is the first, in a string of articles, were we will find hard questions posed directly to the Republican Candidate, with his direct responses. All of the questions and answers will be direct quotes from interviews and nothing will be added or redacted from the question or the response.
In an interview with Donald Trump, David E. Sanger and Maggie Haberman of The New York Times ask very direct questions — here are the responses.
When Donald Trump Was Asked About Details of NAFTA:
HABERMAN: What kind of change could you make in terms of Nafta without fully withdrawing from it? How could you?
TRUMP: You’ve got to be fair to the country. Everyone is leaving. Carrier just announced they’re leaving. Ford is building a massive plant. So I have a friend who builds plants and then I have to go. I have a friend who builds plants, that’s what he does, he’s the biggest in the world, he builds plants like automobile plants, computer plants, that’s all he does. He doesn’t build apartments, he doesn’t build office space, he builds plants. I said to him the other day, “How are you doing?” He goes, “Unbelievable.” Oh, great, that’s good, thinking about the United States, right, because he’s based in the United States. So I said, “Good, so the country is doing well.” He said, “No, no, not our country, you’ve got to see what I’m doing in Mexico.” He said: “The business there is unbelievable, the new plants we are building. People moving from the United States.” That’s what he does. One-story plants. You understand?
Here is a short, but poignant response on if Trump would use cyberweapons as an alternative to traditional weapons of war:
SANGER: Would you support the United States’ not only developing as we are but fielding cyberweapons as an alternative?
TRUMP: Yes. I am a fan of the future, and cyber is the future.
Here is the response of Trump when being asked if we should support Assad in his battle against ISIS:
SANGER: You would keep Assad there if he’s also fighting ISIS?
TRUMP: I don’t want to say that, I have a very specific view on Assad, but I think we have to get rid of ISIS before we get rid of Assad.
SANGER: So you agree with President Obama in that regard?
TRUMP: Look, Assad hates ISIS; ISIS hates Assad. They are fighting each other. We are supposed to go and fight them both? How do you fight them both when they are fighting each other? And I think that ISIS is a threat that’s much more important for us right now than Assad. You understand what I’m saying?
TRUMP: Because Assad and ISIS are fighting. Now we are going to go in and fight them both, because we have people that don’t know what they are doing. We have people that don’t know what they are doing. So I would get rid of ISIS, but I don’t want to fight at the same time. The other thing you have is, is Assad is backed by a country that we made a power, O.K.? Iran. And Russia, O.K.? So why didn’t we do something about that before we made Iran rich, and before we gave them this tremendous power that they now have, that they didn’t have and shouldn’t have had?
This is Donald Trump’s response to how well he personally believes the Republican National Convention went:
HABERMAN: What do you think people will take away from this convention? What are you hoping?
TRUMP: From the convention? The fact that I’m very well liked. Look, I got more votes than anybody in the history of the Republican Party. Almost 14 million votes. I got 37 states. Kasich has one. As an example, Ted had, you know, not many. Thirty-seven states. Now, with the roll call, I had 44 states. It was 44 to seven and the seven was everybody else: 44 to seven. It was 44 to six because we are including the different islands. And when you are in that hall and you see those people, like yesterday, my daughter called up, she said, “Dad, I’ve never seen it — it’s total love.”
Trump made headlines when he said he would back out of NATO and possibly not support a NATO Nation if they couldn’t pay for it.
Here is the full quote when Trump was asked about possibly not following the NATO rules by supporting a fellow NATO country:
SANGER: But I guess the question is, If we can’t, do you think that your presidency, let’s assume for a moment that they contribute what they are contributing today, or what they have contributed historically, your presidency would be one of pulling back and saying, “You know, we’re not going to invest in these alliances with NATO, we are not going to invest as much as we have in Asia since the end of the Korean War because we can’t afford it and it’s really not in our interest to do so.”
TRUMP: If we cannot be properly reimbursed for the tremendous cost of our military protecting other countries, and in many cases the countries I’m talking about are extremely rich. Then if we cannot make a deal, which I believe we will be able to, and which I would prefer being able to, but if we cannot make a deal, I would like you to say, I would prefer being able to, some people, the one thing they took out of your last story, you know, some people, the fools and the haters, they said, “Oh, Trump doesn’t want to protect you.” I would prefer that we be able to continue, but if we are not going to be reasonably reimbursed for the tremendous cost of protecting these massive nations with tremendous wealth — you have the tape going on?
SANGER: We were talking about alliances, and the fundamental problem that you hear many Republicans, traditional Republicans, have with the statement that you’ve made is that it would seem to them that you would believe that the interests of the United States being out with both our troops and our diplomacy abroad is less than our economic interests in having somebody else support that. In other words, even if they didn’t pay a cent toward it, many have believed that the way we’ve kept our postwar leadership since World War II has been our ability to project power around the world. That’s why we got this many diplomats ——
TRUMP: How is it helping us? How has it helped us? We have massive trade deficits. I could see that, if instead of having a trade deficit worldwide of $800 billion, we had a trade positive of $100 billion, $200 billion, $800 billion. So how has it helped us?
SANGER: Well, keeping the peace. We didn’t have a presence in places like Korea in 1950, or not as great a presence, and you saw what happened.
TRUMP: There’s no guarantee that we’ll have peace in Korea.
SANGER: Even with our troops, no, there’s no guarantee.
TRUMP: No, there’s no guarantee. We have 28,000 soldiers on the line.
SANGER: But we’ve had them there since 1953 and ——
TRUMP: Sure, but that doesn’t mean that there wouldn’t be something going on right now. Maybe you would have had a unified Korea. Who knows what would have happened? In the meantime, what have we done? So we’ve kept peace, but in the meantime we’ve let North Korea get stronger and stronger and more nuclear and more nuclear, and you are really saying, “Well, how is that a good thing?” You understand? North Korea now is almost like a boiler. You say we’ve had peace, but that part of Korea, North Korea, is getting more and more crazy. And more and more nuclear. And they are testing missiles all the time.
SANGER: They are.
TRUMP: And we’ve got our soldiers sitting there watching missiles go up. And you say to yourself, “Oh, that’s interesting.” Now we’re protecting Japan because Japan is a natural location for North Korea. So we are protecting them, and you say to yourself, “Well, what are we getting out of this?”
SANGER: Well, we keep our missile defenses out there. And those missile defenses help prevent the day when North Korea can reach the United States with one of its missiles. It’s a lot easier to shoot down from there ——
Below, here is the response when Trump was asked about how the Turkish Government handled the failed coup:
SANGER: Erdogan put nearly 50,000 people in jail or suspend them, suspended thousands of teachers, he imprisoned many in the military and the police, he dismissed a lot of the judiciary. Does this worry you? And would you rather deal with a strongman who’s also been a strong ally, or with somebody that’s got a greater appreciation of civil liberties than Mr. Erdogan has? Would you press him to make sure the rule of law applies?
TRUMP: I think right now when it comes to civil liberties, our country has a lot of problems, and I think it’s very hard for us to get involved in other countries when we don’t know what we are doing and we can’t see straight in our own country. We have tremendous problems when you have policemen being shot in the streets, when you have riots, when you have Ferguson. When you have Baltimore. When you have all of the things that are happening in this country — we have other problems, and I think we have to focus on those problems. When the world looks at how bad the United States is, and then we go and talk about civil liberties, I don’t think we’re a very good messenger.
Lastly, when Donald Trump was asked about the complex relationship between Turkey, the Kurdish Army and ISIS:
SANGER: You said that they could be much more helpful with ISIS. I’m sure perhaps they can. The big difference they’ve had is that we’ve been supporting Kurdish forces that have been very effective ——
TRUMP: I’m a fan of the Kurds, you understand.
SANGER: But Erdogan is not. Tell us how you would deal with that?
TRUMP: Well, it would be ideal if we could get them all together. And that would be a possibility. But I’m a big fan of the Kurdish forces. At the same time, I think we have a potentially — we could have a potentially very successful relationship with Turkey. And it would be really wonderful if we could put them somehow both together.
Most people have come to respect Democracy as a positive form of Government. It is one of the forms of Government that lets “the people” have a voice in the laws that are created. There is a dirty underbelly to Democracy that is currently being exploited in our current political system..
What is a Democracy?
Its important to understand that the United States is not a true Democracy, we are a Democratic Republic. There is a monstrous difference. In a true Democracy, the rules, laws and implementation of Government is a simply majority. In a true Democracy, the any group that falls into the minority, have absolutely no protection against the power of the majority. Simply put, it is Mob Rule. In a true Democracy, if you have 10 people and 7 of them vote to kill everyone with red hair…then anyone with red hair (most likely the 3 that voted against it) would be put to death.
The Representative Democracy
In a Representative Democracy people are elected to place the Democratic Vote on their behalf. In theory, the elected official is elected because they hold the same beliefs as the people they represent, thus voting in the manner in which their electorate would vote.
In both types of Democracy, True and Representative, the majority’s power is absolute and unlimited. Any decision by the majority is final and the minority has no retort. Because of this, True Democracy opens the door to unlimited Tyranny-by-Majority.
The United States is a Democratic Republic
A Democratic republic uses elected officials to place votes, but the entire system must run within a set of rules. In the United States’ case, the most basic set of rules are the Constitution. This means that regardless of what the majority votes, it is unenforceable that the outcome will be outside of the rule of law. This is an important difference and its what keeps the Majority from absolute tyranny over the Minority. This protects the Minority because of the rights instilled by the Constitution.
The Challenges With Our Democratic Republic
As we go into the Presidential Election, we are starting to see the dirty underbelly of Democracy. With a 24 hour news cycle and social media breaking complex issues into Memes, we have watered down the complex issues of government and have politicians running on platforms that cannot be enforced because of the Constitution and our more granular laws.
With the light-speed pace of the media, exploiting one line statements as a political platform, we are leading people to believe that they are educated on the topics relating to government, while misleading them in the political direction of the news source itself. There is a quote that says “today, the people use the news like a drunk uses a light pole…more for support than for enlightenment.” With websites so easily created and articles shared on social media, just about anyone can now become a “news source” and have absolutely to culpability to the truth. This instills misinformation in the minds of the voter.
The Challenges With Our Democratic Republic
Because, in America we let almost anyone vote, it has become obvious that the influence put forth by making headlines (regardless of the truth) influences the group of people that generally do not follow politics closely. We must be honest with ourselves and acknowledge that a large portion of the United States do not spend a lot of time learning the background and details of the political arguments. This, by definition, is ignorance.
Manipulation By Politcal Candidates
Because we should be able to agree that a large portion of the population receives their political views in a myopic manner, we must acknowledge that the purposeful manipulation by the political candidates can put the wrong person in office. Because generally, we see approximately only 60% of the population vote in Presidential Elections, many citizens realize they do not possess the intimate knowledge (of the current political landscape)needed to make an educated vote. The new challenge that we face is that a political candidate can now empower a large portion of the population (the other 40 percent), based off of talking points and politically unenforceable views. This lets people running for political office manipulate the vote.
The Downfall of Democracy
The downfall of Democracy is sure to be the fact that every vote is counted equally. The ability to appeal to the ignorant and mobilize their vote dilutes the vote of the politically savvy voter. From advising the ignorant to vote, you can control a larger portion of the outcome. This has been a political strategy for decades, many with the best of intentions, but still manipulation of the system. From MTV telling all 18-21 year old’s to vote, to busing in citizens (who would otherwise stay home) to the polls, our Democratic system has been exploited. Although this was implemented by the Democrat party, it is now become commonplace in both political parties.
How Do We Fix It?
The fix to the downfall of Democracy as we know it is NOT to push every citizen to vote. It is not to make people feel guilty if they choose to not exercise their rights in the Democratic process.
If one wants to push for further involvement of the ignorant, push them to become educated. Don’t push them to vote.
To have uneducated votes dilutes the vote of the people who follow what is truly happening. As opposed to guilting someone to simply vote, guilt them to learn about the topics and policies. Once educated, regardless of where they stand, then they should vote.
CDC Forces Californians to Evacuate the State Due to Uncontrolled Liberalism Epidemic
CDC Urges Californians to Evacuate the State Due to Uncontrolled Liberalism Epidemic
In a stunning recent development, the Center for Disease Control is admitting it’s powerless to control the raging epidemic of liberalism overtaking California, and is urging citizens to evacuate now. FEMA is on the ground in the hot zone near Berkeley, but locals have begun protesting violently, vowing not to cooperate, leaving rescue operations are at a standstill. Many of the locals were noted to be wearing earplugs so as not to hear the “truth” spoken from anyone who disagrees with them.
President Trumps Take on the Situation
Scientists are warning the disease is highly contagious and spreading rapidly. Early symptoms include an insatiable thirst for other people’s money, an alarming preoccupation with confusing gender-related pronouns, an unexpected lack of civility, temper tantrums, uncontrolled crying, spontaneous outrage, and acute irrational thinking.
Many retailers report difficulty keeping Kleenex facial tissue on the shelf due to increased demand as a result of all the crying, and suggest Brawny’s new “No-Gender” heavy-duty paper towels as a suitable alternative. Amazon apparently blew threw similar products on Amazon Prime Day as Californians stocked up with the lower prices.
State Leaders Respond
Governor Jerry Brown has finally agreed to accept Federal money to put National Guard troops at the border, but stresses the troops will only “face internally, towards the state only” and emphasizes that any troops who are unfortunate enough to be placed on the US/Mexico border will only “face North”.
The CDC: Shelters are in Place
Political profiling will be used to insure no efforts are made to restrict the spread of liberalism, but that “free thinkers” and “open minded Americans” will be taken into custody for questioning and electro-shock therapy.
Clothing manufacturers nationwide are flocking to California to capitalize on the insatiable demand for t-shirts imprinted with the image of President Trump having his head cut off, a top seller in the state. Governor Brown also warns, anyone caught wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat will be shot on sight and their body will be shipped to China to be converted into “food for Sushi”.
All criminals and gang members are encouraged to seek out designated Sanctuary Cities, as long as they aren’t found to be carrying drinking straws. Once there, they will be immediately given new driver’s’ licenses, voter registration, assistance with low-cost or free public housing, and shown instructional videos on how to use low-flow toilets.
The most referenced card in the infamous game of Monopoly
Anyone without documentation will also be given a stack of 100 Monopoly “Get Out of Jail Free” cards, which shall be honored at jails and prisons everywhere in the state. The Governor has requested, however, that law enforcement be especially vigilant for anyone doing laundry, taking a shower, and watering their lawn on the same day, a crime that can result in immediate imprisonment.
Words of Support from Washington
In an emotional press conference, former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said “Liberals are people too, and no attempts should be made to cure them without their attorney’s consent”. Choking back tears, she quoted Mark 9:11 in the Bible, saying “The spark of divinity that lives in all of us must be respected, particularly if that person is a Democrat”.
God was asked for comment but has yet to respond, although a large number of brown-skinned people claiming to be named “Jesus”, dressed in shabby clothing and without identification or money, have come forward claiming to be a vehicle for direct communication with the Almighty. Inconsistencies in their stories have prevented us from being able to report accurately on God’s purported responses.
Students Need a Bigger Safe Space
Meanwhile, Fresno State University Professor and known “pot-stirrer”, Randa Jarrar, fresh off a failed audition for a reboot of the Rosie O’Donnell Show, took to social media to insist that all white epidemiologists should resign their positions immediately and apologize for being born.
A self-identified politically conservative student from Fresno State tried to tell the media that Professor Jarrar does not represent the feelings of everyone on campus, but was quickly surrounded by a group of activists wearing pink vagina hats and hasn’t been seen since.
The CDC Urges Caution
At this time, Federal officials are citing this incident and telling the public that travel and free speech remain dangerous, but time for evacuation is running out. People are advised to read about the second amendment and to charge their cars fully before leaving home, while praying that they can reach a safe area before the batteries die.
To add a few extra miles to their journey, evacuees are encouraged to turn off their radios and air conditioners, but NOT to roll windows down, as the CDC has recently identified Liberalism as an airborne pathogen. At all costs, the uninfected are advised to avoid coffee shops, college campuses, bookstores, rallies of ANY sort, vegan restaurants and anywhere that serves “fancy” tea.
Is the End Near?
Researchers outside the state confirm research for a Liberalism vaccine is in overdrive and hope to have FDC approval just prior to the 2020 Presidential elections. Once on the shelves, vaccinating all children is strongly encouraged, regardless of the parents’ religious or political beliefs. This may stem the outbreak tide, but the California Department of Health says Medi-Cal providers won’t be allowed to administer the vaccine without sensitivity training, and only card-carrying Liberals have the choice to opt-out.
Uninfected Federal officials say they’re trying their best, but admit fleeing the state may be the only safe way to avoid immediate infection. For those left behind, they suggest alternatives such as buying a Chick-fil-A, Hobby Lobby, or Exxon-Mobile franchise, drinking Coca-Cola, joining the NRA, and starting a new hashtag campaign — #NotMe.
Jeffrey Chubb & the Chubb Realty Group announced today that they have joined EXP Realty, the Agent-Owned Cloud Brokerage. Chubb focuses on providing superior service to home buyers and sellers in the Boston Metro Market.
As the largest residential real estate brokerage by geography in North America, EXP Realty provides 24/7 access to collaborative tools, training and socialization for real estate brokers and agents through its fully-immersive, virtual campus Realty.
Jeffrey Chubb & the Chubb Realty Group is one of RE/MAX’s top teams in Massachusetts and the New England Region. In 2017, they represented 89 sides valued at over $42 million in transaction volume. Jeffrey is also a National Real Estate Coach for Club Wealth, the #1 Coaching Company for Real Estate teams in the country.
“The Chubb Realty Group has always been focused on providing superior service to their clients with innovative marketing approaches like their Guaranteed Sold in 29 Days Seller Program or their Home Equity Guarantee for home buyers. By joining EXP Realty and leveraging their expansive North American network and cutting edge technology, it allows our team to expand its marketing and service reach beyond the Boston Metro Area.”
As a public subsidiary, EXP Realty uniquely offers real estate professionals within its ranks opportunities to earn company stock for production and contributions to overall company growth. EXP Realty is the largest residential real estate brokerage by geography in North America with nearly 13,000 agents in 50 states, the District of Columbia and the provinces of Ontario and Alberta, Canada.
Miller & Associates Realty has entered into a business agreement with Real Estate SEO Company DEAN Knows.
Miller & Associates Realty cover the real estate waterfront in beautiful Panama City Beach Florida and are dedicated to maintaining close working relationships with their clients. Ranging from residential properties, commercial properties, condos and other recreational properties, and investment properties, these realty professionals are devoted to serving home buyers and home sellers . The team at Miller & Associates Realty are committed to providing their clients with an unparalleled real estate experience, in terms of both service and results.
“Joanie Miller, founder of Miller & Associates Realty, has over 20 years in the industry. She has enjoyed success in pre-bubble, bubble and post-bubble markets by staying on top of trends, anticipating what’s next, employing the latest technology and acting proactively, not just reactively.”
Miller & Associates Realty is a family owned business that treats it’s clients like family. Whether you’re searching for beach-front condos in Panama City Beach, or foreclosure homes in Panama City, their state-of-the-art search tools can keep you up to date with the latest homes for sale in the area. Every team member at the firm is accessible around the clock and are always open to the suggestions of their clients. With a thorough knowledge of the real estate market in Panama City and in Panama City Beach, your real estate decisions are in the right hands with Miller & Associates.
“The new digital marketing initiatives include content marketing, on-page SEO, Citation Accounts, Local SEO and Acquiring Client Reviews, Social Media and many other digital marketing techniques to dominate the Panama City Beach real estate market.. In recruiting agents, they have ensured that Miller & Associates Realty is greater than the sum of its parts.”
If you are interested in buying or selling in the Panama city or Panama City Beach area, please contact Miller & Associates office at 850-249-6655. Even if you just want a little more information on what this family owned business can do for you, go to their website at www.panamacityhomesonline.com and put your trust and your real estate decisions in competent hands.
Add a Heads Up Display (HUD) to just about Any Car
Many people love the idea of keeping their eyes on the road while they are driving. Some just dig seeing the futuristic look off the hologram on your front windshield.
Up until now, you either needed to purchase a luxury automobile or give up the use of your cell phone. Now, there is a neat little device that for under $40, you can add a Heads Up Display (HUD) to any car.
The little Yonda Heads Up Display HUD only costs $35.99 does exactly that. This little HUD is the easiest way to add a full featured Heads Up Display to just about any car. With automated brightness, four different alarm functions including over speed alarm, high temperature alarm, fatigued driver alarm and voltage alarm.
Once installed via your cars OBD2/ EOB Interface, the system is plug and play.
Although plastic mounts that connect hold your cell phone can sometimes do an OK job at displaying a HUD on many cars, who really wants that ugly plastic piece on their car?
Quincy, Ma – Granite Telecommunications CEO Rob Hale announced that he and his wife Karen will be making generous donations to two local hospitals. Both Boston Children’s Hospital, as well as Brigham and Women’s Hospital will be receiving $50M donations.
Granite Telecommunications has long supported the Boston area with generous donations. The Quincy MA native has donated millions of dollars over the years to a variety of charitable causes.
Karen Hale is a member of the Brigham and Women’s Cancer Research and Care Advisory Board. Rob holds a seat as chair of Brigham and Women’s Life Giving Breakthroughs campaign along with serving on the Steering Committee for Boston Children’s Dream, Dare, Deliver campaign.
In a recent release,Rob stated:
“Karen and I see Boston as an epicenter for far-reaching medical advances. Both Boston Children’s and the Brigham are international leaders in their research and understanding of diseases. With our $100 million investment in these two world-class institutions, we hope to impact millions of patients.”
“Their extraordinary generosity will fuel innovation and discovery that will one day eradicate some of the world’s most complex diseases and conditions”, said Betsy Nabel, MD, president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The couples donations will provide needed supplies and fund research at both hospitals.
Effects on the Local Economy
When large amounts of money is injected into the local economy, the long term benefits can be seen in a variety of industries. Real estate is one of the major benefactors of such contributions. The real estate in Quincy has seen solid growth over the years indirectly from these new jobs created. The medical industry obviously sees growth as well as the construction industry and the service industry.
How These Funds Affect Real Estate
When new jobs are created from the influx of funds, new homes are purchased in Quincy and the surround areas of Boston MA. Whether the new homes are built or simply more demand is inserted for the existing homes, the effect is still the same…Increased home values.
When home values in Quincy MA go up, that too has effects in other local industries. From home inspectors, to mortgage companies to insurance companies to local Realtors to handymen to lawn-care companies. In addition, when a home is purchased, we generally see a buying spree take place from the new homeowner. When people move to a new area and purchase a home, they usually end up buying:
New furniture and bedding
New televisions and electronics
Rugs and interior design pieces
Home improvement items
Other items not generally recognized as spurred from a home purchase.
100 Million Dollars Changes The Landscape
When a local philanthropist such as Mr. Hale of Quincy MA donates such a large sum of money to local hospitals, the effects are felt for decades. The quality of life for the people of Quincy, Boston and the surrounding areas are made better in many more ways than the improved healthcare.
Panama City Beach Realtor Joins Forces With Real Estate Digital Marketing Agency
Chad Miller and DEAN Knows will be working together on their newest venture for
the marketing of condos for sale in Panama City Beach. These two companies have a wealth of combined experience in knowledge in real estate, condominium expertise, real estate marketing and leveraging technology.
With the launch of the new real estate marketing program, Chad Miller, of RC Real Estate Group in Panama City Beach will increase brand awareness and put their cutting edge website directly in front of condominium buyers and sellers in and around the PCB area. With the competition from the large real estate websites such as Realtor.com and Trulia, Chad Miller hopes to bring a more personal and experienced relationship to people looking for condos for sale in Panama City Beach and the surrounding areas.
This is what Dean Cacioppo, Owner of DEAN Knows, had this to say about the new partnership:
“We are proud to work with Chad Miller and the team at RC Real Estate Group. We are very selective on who we work with and we can already sense a synergy with that Chad Miller. His dedication to his clients and understanding of the condo market in Panama City Beach is second to none.”
For additional information on Chad Miller and his condo services visit:
Chad Miller has invested heavily on technology and has succeeded in providing arguably the best real estate search in Panama City Beach and the surrounding areas. Unlike many other real estate websites and major real estate portals such as Zillow and Trulia; Chad Miller’s property search lets condo buyers search all condos for sale in Panama City Beach, regardless of which real estate broker the home is listed with. This provides a one stop shop for viewing all of the available condominium inventory in the Florida Panhandle.
In addition to the advanced property search, Chad Miller’s website also provides a resource that automatically provides accurate valuations for condominiums owners in the PCB area. This free tool uses a powerful algorithm to review recently sold condos, currently active condos for sale and instantly provide condo owners an accurate valuation of their condo.
About DEAN Knows:
DEAN Knows specializes real estate digital marketing with over 14 years of experience working with some of the largest real estate brands in the country. With a focus on a Search Engine Optimization, they create a customized, digital marketing system for small to mid-sized real estate brokers to expand their marketing reach and generate new clients.
About Chad Miller of RC Real Estate Group:
Chad Miller has over 20 years of real estate experience, working with investors focusing on the condominium market. Chad Miller has differentiated himself among other REALTORS with a focus on real estate technology, coupled with a high level of customer service, professional real estate education and a laser like focus on the condo market in Panama City Beach.
Headphones have been around commercially since the early 1900’s. Headphones gained commercial success in the 1960’s with many people flooding into hi-fidelity electronics for music. Many people have enjoyed headphones because of the ability to listen to music without bothering anyone else around them. Some like the fact that headphones can provide a holographic image with the voices sounding as if they are in the center of your head. Some audiophiles like the fact that, unlike hi-end audio, they can get true hi fidelity on the cheap.
The Advent of Headphones
Headphones were invented in 1910 by Nathaniel Baldwin. Since then, we have seen thousands of headphone manufactures come and go. Many headphone companies which started in the 1960’s are still producing quality headphones today. Companies such as AKG, Koss, Grado and Sennheiser to name a few.
Headphones Have Changed
We saw a major change in headphones in the 1980’s with a shift from the larger “over the ear” headphones that were built to sound good to the much cheaper, lighter, smaller headphones that were built to accompany the famous Sony Walkman. For many headphone enthusiast, this was the “Dark Days” of headphones.
Although the mobility of being able to carry around something that made music was groundbreaking — the quality of the headphones generally used were terrible. During that time we also saw the shift from the more serious headphones, used in the home stereo, to the more portable headphones — which used an 1/8″ jack as opposed to a standard 1/4″ headphone jack.
The iPad Changed Everything
The next big change in headphones were the iPad. Similar to the Walkman, the iPad let music become even more portable. With better a little better sound, working in the digital domain, the user could carry hundreds or even thousands of songs on their new little device. This gave birth to the earplug or earbud type of headphone. These are the little things that go directly into your ear. As a general rule, these were so cheaply made they were even given away with a portable MP3 player. Today, we are starting to see a slightly higher quality of the earbud type of headphone, but they all still pale in comparison to the over the ear type.
Beats By Dre Brings Back the Quality Headphone
For headphone enthusiasts, the above headline will make them cringe. It is hard to deny that Beats by Dre was responsible to making an entirely new generation recognize that the little earbuds sounded terrible. The Beats by Dre headphones themselves still didn’t provide the quality of sound by other, lesser known manufactures of quality headphones. Most headphone enthusiasts will agree that there are many headphones better than Beats by Dre — many for much less money.
The newest “thing” in headphones today are the wireless headphones. Some of these are pretty good — most…not so much. From our perspective, a quality pair of headphones can be very revealing of the source content and the other electronics and what is needed to bring a set of headphones “wireless” adds quite a bit to the signal chain.
Quality Headphones are Back
Regardless if you like the Beats headphones by Dre (purchased by Apple, by the way) – its hard to argue that prior to their monstrous marketing campaign, you didn’t see many people with over the ear headphones in a portable situation. Beats by Dre changed that and brought back some resemblance of quality to the headphone world.
Adderall Use in the United States has exploded in recent years in the United States. Originally prescribed for ADHD in children, Adderall use has exploded in the US. Today, Adderall is now one of the most prescribed medications in the country with prescriptions written for Adderall increasing by nearly five times from 2002 to 2012.
Originally Prescribed For Children
Adderall, otherwise known as Amphetamine, has historically been prescribed to children. But some of the most recent studies such as in 2012, 42.5% of adderall prescriptions were written for children under the age of 18 while 57.5 % of the prescriptions were written for adults. Today, the adult market for Adderall now makes up the majority of users of legally produced stimulants in the US.
Adderall is a Schedule II controlled substance by the US Government, which means there is a high risk for addiction. Many people today taking Adderall for generational purposes. Although when Adderall is taken as prescribed by a doctor, there is little risk of addiction, but when taken for the “euphoric” effect, the risk of abuse goest through the roof.
We have seen a tremendous increase in Adderall use on college campuses. The use of Adderall in college students has risen substantially in the last 5 years. A recent study, published by the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, claims that most of the abuse of the drug is on college campuses. The study looks at statistics from 2006 through 2011 and found that abuse of Adderall was mainly young adults who were not getting prescribed the drug, but acquiring the medication from family, friends and dealers and not being prescribed Adderall by a physician.
Although the prices of Adderall on the street can vary dramatically, the monthly costs for fulfilling a monthly prescription, even without help from insurance, is relatively affordable compared to other drugs such as cocaine.
Amphetamine mixture (Adderall) $285 – $298/month for 10, 15, 20, and 30 mg tablet brand name
$84 – $94/month for 10, 15, 20, and 30 mg tablet generic
Amphetamine mixture (Adderall XR)
$265 – $291/month for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 mg continuous-delivery capsule brand name
$177 – $184/month for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 mg continuous-delivery capsule generic
$256/month for 5 mg/5 ml solution brand name
$24/month for 5 mg tablet generic
$229/month for 10 mg sustained-release capsule brand name
$100/month for 10 mg sustained-release capsule generic
$70/month for 2.5 mg tablet brand name
$52/month for 2.5 mg tablet generic
$317/month for 5 mg/5 ml solution brand name
$240/month for 5 mg/5 ml solution generic
Methylphenidate (Methylin ER)
$34/month for 10 mg sustained-release tablet brand name
$32/month for 10 mg sustained-release tablet generic
$66/month for 5 mg tablet brand name
$18/month for 5 mg tablet generic
$238/month for 20 mg/9 hr patch/disc brand name
$33/month for 20 mg extended-release tablet generic
Methylphenidate (Metadate CD)
$188/month for 30 mg sustained-release capsule brand name
$144/month for 30 mg sustained-release capsule generic
$207/month for 18 mg sustained-release tablet brand name
$172/month for 18 mg sustained-release tablet generic
$215/month for 27 mg sustained-release tablet brand name
$176/month for 27 mg sustained-release tablet generic
Strong Start for 2017 Small Business Lending for Startups
Many people were unsure of what 2017 would hold for Small Business Lending for Start-up Companies, but reports show that so far, things have been strong.
Many people attribute the growth of Startups to companies like IMMFinancial.com where funding is provided to businesses that are not a typical “bank customer” because they may lack the “time in business” requirement or the “collateral” requirement that most banks look for.
According to Wade Henderson, CEO of IMMFinancial.com“Since we started in 2006, we have always found ways to help businesses with commercial funding programs that the banks just do not offer. It has lead to some really wonderful success stories, that just would not have been possible if we were not able to offer the Small Business Lending Programs that we do. It really is exciting to help new businesses grow!”
A startup business is a real challenge to take on and one of the most difficult things to manage, even more that getting your first sales, is getting the funding that is needed to help the new business grow. Entrepreneurs often say:
Getting the sales is not the most difficult thing to do, it is being able to fulfil the sales on a limited budget that is the real challenge.
The Real Challenge for an Entrepreneur
We have a very informative video below, which goes in to detail some of the financial options that are available to help companies grow. It will discuss Small Business Lending programs, many of which, you will not find at your local bank. Take a little time and watch it, it could be one of the best ways to spend 15 minutes if you are a Entrepreneur looking to grow your business.
Once you have the right business financing in place, you can concentrate on other areas of your business which will help your business grow and every business has its own mix of what is needed. No two businesses are alike so what works for a friends business, will not likely work for yours. You will need to do some basic analysis to start, see what works, and more importantly, what does not, refine your approach and try again.
The trial and error approach really is the best way to test your theories, so keep your testing in small pockets, if you find something that works, try a little larger.
Go Big OR Go Home
Some would say the “Go Big OR Go Home” theory is best because you get an economy of scale when you do something on a large scale rather than smaller tests, and I will be the first to say, this may be true, but not everyone has a large and disposable budget that they can use to grow their business, so for the rest of the Entrepreneurs that do not have really deep pockets, small trail testing will be best.
Today, there are many ways to grow your business using Social Media. These things were not available that many years ago and the markets are always changing. If you do not have big money to throw at Google Adwords, making a creative Facebook or Twitter campaign using your Social Network can help spread the word about your business.
The most important part, in my opinion, with respect to being an Entrepreneur is to do something that you are passionate about, no matter what it is. If you are going to spend most of your time doing something, make it something that you like to do. Being an Entrepreneur is not supposed to be a “job”. A job is something you do because you have to. Make your business something that you “want” to do, it will be much better for you.
There are over 320 million people in the United States. An estimated 25 million of those people are addicted to drugs.
That means that almost 13% of the people in the United States are addicted to drugs.
Effects of Drug Abuse on the Population
The use and abuse of drugs, both prescription and illicit, are a significant health factor in health and disease issues, incarceration rates, vehicle accidents, employment and financial burden.
You’ve likely heard of “Just Say No” or D.A.R.E. These programs, along with other governmental focus on regulating drug use and sales, have managed to keep the number of drug users stable over the last 25 years. However, they have not been able to successfully lower the number of drug users.
Drugs are extremely harmful to society in many ways, including family breakdowns, domestic violence, child abuse, vehicle accidents, education problems and loss of employment.
Types of Drugs Abused in the US
Marijuana, the most commonly abused drug in the U.S. has recently become legalized in many states. However, more “hard” drugs such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, hallucinogens, inhalants, and more are still illegal but commonly used.
An estimated 7 million people abuse prescription drugs. Prescription drugs, usually those used to treat depression, severe pain, sleep issues, coughs, or mental problems like ADD and ADHD, are also very commonly abused for non-medical reasons and illegally sold. We have seen a tremendous use in people seeking help for Adderall addiction in recent years. In addition, the recent explosion in opiod abuse in the US can be at least partly attributed to people becoming addicted to pain medication while recovering from surgery.
More people die from drug overdoses that the deaths that are attributed to vehicle accidents, homicides, and suicides.
Insurance and Drug Treatment
One of the biggest issues with those addicted to drugs was that many people can not afford going to a treatment center because their medical insurance doesn’t cover drug rehab. However, with new laws and changes in healthcare policies, there might be a change to come. Health insurance companies are now required to offer coverage for behavioral health conditions, mental health and substance abuse treatment benefits that are comparable to medical care benefits.
What does this mean for you? This means that all public and private insurance policies have to cover substance abuse treatment to the same extent that they cover other medical conditions. This means that if you have health insurance, it may be significantly less out of pocket expense to get clean.
Drug Abuse Does Not Discriminate
Addiction to drugs affects people from all cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The addictions often set in before the person even realizes that they have a dependency. But there are patterns to addictions, symptoms that can be noticeable. It is important to help your loved ones—if you think that someone you know may have a drug problem, let them know that you will support them through treatment to get clean.