Monthly Archives: April 2018

Bigotry In America

American history is rife with pro-white, pro-Christian bigotry. If you read history books, you will be shocked to learn about the kinds of things that newspapers, politicians and labor unions said about religious and ethnic minorities.

The kinds of things that they said so outwardly could never be said nowadays, at least not without somebody ruining his/her career and/or receiving social backlash.

Throughout history, important figures have expressed the idea that America is supposed to be a white country, and that minorities should be kept down so that the interests of whites are not compromised. The flaw with this attitude is the fact that there are people in America who are not “white” who have families that have been here as long as white families.

There are many reasons for why non-white people in America are considered “non-white.” One reason is because of the fact that many times there are very prominent cultural distinctions between non-white groups of Americans and white Americans. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: https://www.facebook.com/jimlarkin53 and http://james-larkin.com/press/

Another reason is the fact that, because of being perceived as “too different” and unable to visually fit in with whites, they have been excluded from the mainstream society that is dominated by whites. As a result of being excluded and discriminated against, they have been forced to form their own cultures, communities and identities that are separate from white society and culture on various levels.

This unfortunate dynamic in American society is ingrained in the minds of large numbers of whites who are careless and unenlightened. Many younger Americans are taking notice of this unfortunate dynamic as they educate themselves about the experiences of minorities and take an interest in the plights of minorities.

There are also some older white folk, such as Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, the founders of the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, who also take an intense interest in protecting the rights of minorities.

Unfortunately, racism is rampant among the older generations of whites, and Sheriff Arpaio is the incarnation of that fact. The ex-sheriff is about 85 or 86 years old, and has two grown children and a wife. Hopefully, his children aren’t as bigoted and closed-minded as he is.

The Sheriff’s Pardon

After years of harassing Latino motorists and going against the wishes of courts, federal judges were about to lay serious ramifications upon Joe Arpaio. Like an ignorant hawk, the leader of our great country swooped in to grab Arpaio and save him from the justice that was going to be served.

The acquittal of Sheriff Arpaio was big news. This wasn’t surprising because the media hates Trump, and is bent on reporting things relating to social justice. Some of the news outlets criticized Trump for not consulting with the Justice Department before making the decision—something that other presidents have done prior to making pardons.

However, the law states that it is totally legal for presidents to make pardons without consulting their administrations. The President actually has a lot of power and leeway when it comes to pardoning people.

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Fagali Advocacy: Advocates for Fairness

     One of the main companies involved in Election Law, Public Law, anti-corruption law, and parliamentary law, is Fagali Advocacy group. This group has ran off of the mindset that they would like “to combine the deep knowledge of its team on the areas in which the office acts with the utmost dedication to its clients.” This may sound vague, but the company has become an outspoken source for issues such as corruption, election accountability, and more. As elections, and democracy as a whole, have faced issues, groups such as this can stand out, and provide a voice for those that believe in freedom of thought and limited corruption in politics. The group has become a key advocate towards fighting corruption, watching that elections are fair and simple, and that policy compliance is of the utmost importance.

Bruno Fagali, the founding member of Fagali Advocacy, is a specialized attorney in compliance, advertising, election, and anti corruption law. Along with being an advocate for representing the interests of people that need advice in the prior mentioned fields, Fagali is involved in a numerous field of expertise. He is involved in the Brazilian Council of Health Executives. He also is an acting member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics. Involvement in these groups has helped him defend the interests of groups, but it has also allowed him to get an expertise in groups with active involvement of issues he is centered around.

Bruno Fagali gained his Masters in State Law at USP. Along with this he has studied electoral law, following the changes in political action. He has also had a say in ICONS, a project in which he works with secondary education students. It is safe to say that Fagali Advocacy reflects Bruno’s intricate interest in pushing for government transparency, filtering fake news outlets, and promoting policies that are not good for finance but good for the populace. Ethics is sometimes a forgotten practice in law, and an advocacy group such as Fagali, can help to promote worthwhile safety nets in a country that may need them.

Jed McCaleb Predicts the Future of Stellar and other Blockchain Companies

Jed McCaleb’s first big contribution to the programming world was eDonkey’s downloading protocol. Version’s of Jed McCaleb’s original system is still used in peer to peer downloading to this day. Next came Mt. Gox, a trading platform for gamers that evolved into the first worldwide bitcoin exchange system. He has leaped further into the blockchain world with Stellar, his newest creation.

 

Stellar is a blockchain company that has already made deals all over Asia and Europe. They are even partnered with one of the biggest computer manufacturers in history, IBM. Companies and institutions that are partnered with Stellar enjoy a variety of benefits. They can conduct international payments much cheaper and faster than any other method available in today. Clients are also happy to know that the system is completely secure due to the methods employed by blockchain. Records are held on thousands of devices instead of a single device like other banking systems.
 

 

Jed McCaleb is involved in Stellar because he believes blockchain is the future of banking. A sentiment he shared with the public in an interview with CNBC. “In the future,” he began. “I think it’s pretty clear to me there will be a universal payments network that will operate.”

 

This should come as no surprise when you consider how hard Stellar has been working on their global expansions. Stellar lists 45 clients and partners from all over the world on its official website. The clientele of Stellar consists of names like Telindus, Anglo African, Poseidon, Hijro, and Factury. These are the companies that Stellar is working with to supply banking needs all over the world.

 

Jed McCaleb also expressed his belief that even stocks will one day be traded on a blockchain network. One company, Securrency, is already making moves in that direction. Securrency allows investors to pay for stocks via bitcoin. Continue reading here for more details about Jed McCaleb and his endeavors.

The Importance of Lacey and Larkin

In the late 60s, Michael Lacey moved to Arizona to attend school. Growing up in Newark, New Jersey, he had a different outlook on the world that he didn’t realize until he moved to Arizona. Arizona has a very conservative outlook on everything. He noticed that when the local media covered antiwar protests.

To combat that viewpoint, he founded a small newspaper called Phoenix New Times. The paper cultivated a small following, but things really heated up when Jim Larkin joined the team. By this time, both Lacey and Larkin dropped out, but they had enough experience to build one of the most respected papers in Arizona. Read more: Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund and Michael Lacey | Twitter

Eventually, they branched out and started buying other like-minded newspapers. Before long, they’d built the most respected media conglomerate in the nation, Village Voice Media. They ran VVM for the next few decades, before selling it to some other VVM executives in 2012.

Their careers are highlighted by numerous awards and honors. Underneath the surface, they’re still a little rattled by the battle with a corrupt sheriff. It’s not so much the harassment and abuse they faced. It’s more about how openly Joe Arpaio tormented them without facing any consequence. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://frontpageconfidential.com/michael-lacey-jim-larkin-arpaio-frontera-fund-first-amendment/ and http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/az-aclu-honors-new-times-founders-jim-larkin-and-mike-lacey-as-civil-libertarians-of-the-year-6500737

In the end, Arpaio lost his job and faced going to prison. Even so, he still got away with doing a lot of horrible things. If wasn’t for Phoenix New Times, Arpaio would have continued his reign of terror. Mostly, he abused women and Latinos, but he’d mistreatment anyone that challenged him as well.

In fact, most of the times he used his authority, it was to silence his critics or destroy his rivals. Phoenix New Times was the first news source that didn’t back down. No matter how hard Arpaio came at them, they continued exposing his misdeeds.

To shut them up, Arpaio had them arrested in the middle of the night. No one knew what actually happened until it was all over. Arpaio used fake subpoenas and warrants to give himself the opportunity to personally interrogate Lacey and Larkin on his terms. Part of his terms included separating them and going after them one at a time.

He failed and lost his badge. Before being sentenced, President Trump pardoned him. Trump and Arpaio worked together to try to prove that Obama’s birth certificate wasn’t real. Arpaio even launched a full investigation into Obama before Trump announced his candidacy for President.

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