Lacey and Larkin Fight For Latinos

The people I respect the most are the people who stand up against the evils that plagued mankind on this Earth. It is when good people take a stand the evil will never find route on this good World.

Personally, I myself have dedicated my livelihood to eradicating the evil in minds and hearts of people. I am not the only one to do this. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are two other people who also decided to take a stand against the tyranny in this world.

It was because these two brave men took a stand that they were able to start the Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund. The Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund came out of a Injustice that was done to Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.

The Injustice began when Sheriff Joe Arpaio of the Maricopa County decided that he would retaliate against Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin because they exposed the crimes that he was doing. Read more: Michael Lacey | Facebook and Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia

It was on there to Media Outlets, Phoenix New Times and Village Voice media, that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin showed who Sheriff Arpaio really was.

They reported, and showed evidence, that Sheriff Arpaio was guilty of racially profiling Latinos, systematically persecuting them, jailing them in substandard cells, allowing Latinos to die under his watch, and misappropriated the funds that the county had given him. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin full well knew that Sheriff Arpaio was known to take revenge against those who spoke out against him.

It was on October 18th that Sheriff Arpaio thought he would enact his revenge. he pulled up to the homes of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin and several unmarked SUVs. He would then illegally break down the doors of their homes, go inside, remove them from their beds, and then illegally detained them.

Michael and Jim were imprisoned for a total of 24 hours. The only reason that they were allowed to leave was because the outcry against this injustice grew to a national scale.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin would take the Maricopa County to court and sue them for a grand total of 3.75 million dollars. With the funds in hand, they would then go and start the Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund.

It was from this fund that they would begin giving other nonprofits grants so that they could also fight immigrant injustice and promote civil right

Betsy DeVos, a Cheerful Giver and a Reformer

In an interview with Philanthropy, Betsy DeVos was asked to paint a picture of success as she would see it when she retired. In response to this, Betsy said that in retirement, she would feel fulfilled if parents were able to pick the best educational environment and setting for their children. Betsy was clear that this she hoped would be the plight of all parents without regard to the area they were from in America.


Charter Schools


Asked about Charter schools, Betsy said that these provided a choice for parents. She says that Charter schools are part of the solution that parents can look to along with virtual schools, and homeschooling. Betsy also spoke of magnet schools, vouchers and tax credits as being among the choices parents can pick from today.


Lobbying Vis a Vis Charity


Asked how she allocates her time between lobbying and charity, Betsy says she does not really differentiate the two and allocate time. Both she says are geared towards improving the work that together with her family and husband she has labored tirelessly for. She is however quick to point out that she is scrupulous about the allocations of resources and personnel in the ‘public-policy advocacy’. She said that as a volunteer, she spends a good many hours challenging and encouraging donors to involve themselves in advocacy as this is how real change is born.


Betsy DeVos


Betsy has spent over 15 years as a school mentor to vulnerable public school students in the Grand Rapids area. She cites that her interactions with children as a mentor had changed her perspective on education forever. This change has been the wind beneath her wing even as she supports creation of better educational choices in America. Before being confirmed as Education Secretary, Betsy served as Windquest Group’s chairman. She equally served on numerous charitable organizations’ boards such as ArtPrize, ‘Mars Hill Bible Church’, Kids Hope, ‘Kendall College of Art and Design’ and the ‘Kennedy Center for Performing Arts’.


Today, Betsy DeVos is the 11th ‘secretary of education’ in the US. Upon being nominated by President Trump, she was subsequently confirmed by the senate on February 2017. Her confirmation was welcome news to her seeing as she has been a champion for children and a voice for guardians and parents. Betsy’s passion for education was sparked when she was still in school by her mum, a school teacher. Seeing how the public education in her area was limited as far as delivery goes, she begun to raise her voice for more educational opportunities and choices. Devos went to Calvin College where she graduated with a ‘Bachelor’s of Arts Degree’. She married her husband Dick DeVos, a philanthropist, entrepreneur and community activist. Together the couple has four children and many grand children.


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The Little Known Early Life of Cassio Audi

Cassio Audi today is a renowned entrepreneur in Brazil. He has been a key player in the Brazil’s financial sector. He has held reputable executive positions in various financial organizations. He has been a financial director at Gillette and served as a financial analyst at Dow Chemical. Has also worked as CFO at three other organizations; GVMI, Rossi Residential and Brookfield Real Estate Partners. What many people do not know is that he had been a musician in his earlier life. He had run a successful music career before quitting to join the financial sector.

In the 1880’s, Cassio Audi was a member of a band group called Viper. Viper was a famous metallic music band back then in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Cassio’s used to be the drummer for the group and usually played during live performances. He also composed songs for the group. The Viper drew their inspirations from the popular British bands such as the Iron Maid and was able to grow faster. Cassio’s and his counterparts in the band were able to grow their reach across the Latin America rapidly. The band first demo album was called the Killera Sword and was released in 1985. They later released their first official album called Soldier of Sunrise. This album received great reception all over the globe and saw the group take on a world tour to popularize it. It is after this album the Cassio Audi quit the music world and went back to college to pursue studies in finances.

Cassio Audi holds a degree in business administration that has seen him become a prominent individual in the financial sector. Even though Cassio Audi left the music career, his followers still believe that he was talented and would have gone very far within the music industry. His impact in shaping the music industry in Brazil during that era is undisputable.

The Advocate Groups

There are many groups that fight for and protect others rights, these rights include human, civil and migrant rights not only for Americans but also for immigrants. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia

These organizations fight for families and individual rights because they believe that everyone deserves to have their rights defended and protected. Some of these groups are:

  • The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)
  • ACLV Immigrant’s Rights Project
  • Amazon Watch
  • The Advocates for Human Rights

These groups fight and protect the rights and freedom of everyone in the United States, this includes the rights and freedom of immigrants because they believe that rights and freedom are not just for Americans but for everyone.

These Advocate groups main goal is to change public and society opinions on all human and immigrant rights. Although these groups fight to protect everyone’s rights and freedom, they go through a lot of criticism and harassment from others including law enforcement officers.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, are co-founders of the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media, opened the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund with a settlement from a wrongful arrest against Maricopa County in 2007. They started this funding organization because they were arrested for writing an article about Sheriff Joe Arpaio and revealing in the article that there was a grand jury pending their notes.

The sheriff arrested both of these reporters in the middle of the night and the Grand Jury tried to subpoena them to reveal their sources. In doing this they had violated the reporters First Amendment Rights.

Micheal and Jim have made a career of defending the rights and freedoms of others. So when Micheal and Jim were forced out of their homes in the middle of the night for a story that they wrote in October 2007 about Sheriff Joe Arpaio and revealing that there was an appending grand jury inditement and then not revealing their sources to the Grand Jury, they sued the county and won.

Using the money they won in the settlement, they started to fund others to support what they are fighting for. They believe everyone has rights and that those right should not be controlled or taken away.

Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is a funding group that supports advocate group here in Arizona that fight for Civil, Human, and Migrant rights. Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund also funds organizations that fight for Freedom of Speech and Civil Participation in Arizona.

With the settlement, they received from the lawsuit against Maricopa County they decide to fund organizations or advocacy groups who are fighting to protect and defend all of our constitutional rights and freedoms.

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Why Goettl has continued to scale the height in HVAC service provision

Over the years, air conditioning, maintenance, and installation companies have been emerging around the world. This is to keep up with the increasing population that leads to increased housing facilities. Due to varied weather conditions, it is important to install both house heaters and air conditioners in residential and commercial houses to mitigate on any weather condition. Goettl is one of the leading air conditioning companies that have scaled the heights to offer professional services to people around Phoenix, Tucson, and Las Vegas. The company is focusing on becoming a predominant player in the industry with the aim of expanding its operations across California. Recently, Goettl moved to acquire HVAC company Walton’s Heating and Air in a mid to expand its operations. The company that is wholly owned by the Walton is based in southern California. Goettl showed interest in 2015 in buying the company, but Longbrake was reluctant of selling the company to Goettl because he was not sure about the future of Goettl. This however changed because of the success of the company and positive comments that were being attributed to Goettl. Since then, the company has continued to perform well in heat and air-conditioning installation across California. Goettl employment capacity has also increased to 300 employees with the promise of creating over 200 jobs. Longbrake also retained the sales manager position at the company leading to a successful brand. This is according to a release on BizJournals.

Ken Goodrich purchased Goettl in 2012 when the company was down to its knees and employees were threatening its existence. According to AZ Central this was because of poor policy formulation and working environment which he later changed with new ideas that brought the company back to life. After 18 months, the company had fully recovered and made a profit of over $18.

Goettl prides its self in providing exceptional services to a wide range of its clients. They are focused on providing HVAC services that meet the set market standards. They have also invested in professional personnel that has ensured customer satisfaction is guaranteed. Goettl goes a long way in offering professional customer care services to its clients 24 hours a day. In addition to this, they have been developing mass production of evaporative coolers, heating, and cooling technology. The company specializes in the installation of equipment in custom homes, new buildings and remodel projects, reports The company has continued to evolve over many decades to be among the most sought after company in the United States of America.


Fabletics: A Unicorn of Athletic Wear

A unicorn is described as a startup that soars to such incredible new heights in such a short period of time that it is almost unbelievable. It can also define something a startup brings to the marketplace that you just can’t believe didn’t exist before. Both of those things fall exactly under the blanket of athletic wear company Fabletics, who has had such a meteoric rise in the past few years it has been compared to the likes of Uber and Apple.

As technology continues to become more and more tangible in our life and as consumers expect a flawless online e-commerce website, the way companies do things is evolving rapidly and efficiently. Companies such as Amazon that have become continual innovators have forced others to follow. Similarly, grocery delivery has caused all grocery stores to find the need to provide that above average customer experience. Basically, today’s consumer wants what we want fast and we want it without leaving the comfort of our couch with computer or smartphone in hand.

Fabletics has seen incredible growth and market adoption using the technique of a reverse showroom, the opposite of what most modern retailors continue to use. Thought Fabletics does have several physical locations throughout the United States, it’s focus is always on that online retail experience and co-founders say the physical locations are there to compliment the online experience, not vice versa. Not only does Fabletics provide a seamless digital experience, but it goes above and beyond to charm and woo customers to become continuing loyal adopters that actually enjoy the experience of spending money monthly with Fabletics.


When you join as a member, you are offered items at discount prices, increasing the incentive to sign up. Each member receives a tailored user profile as a result of an online Lifestyle Quiz (check it out on their website if you haven’t yet), further increasing the chance of a positive experience coming from every shipment. Fabletics also goes above and beyond in their showroom, keeping items that weren’t purchased in a sub compartment of a shopping cart and providing top customer service.


These little things that make the reverse showroom experience so great at what made Kate Hudson so drawn to Fabletics from day one. She believes on putting her name on quality products and services that enrich the lives of people who purchase them and feels Fabletics does just that, while also encouraging physical fitness and positivity for women.

Julia Jackson Talks About Support of Her Father and Empowerment

Julia Jackson, being a successful proprietor of Jackson Family Wines, has a rich history that brings forth a lot of inspiration. One thing that she attributes her success and living the dream with is her father. Her father had a belief that was probably rare at the time. For one thing, her father was born during the Great Depression. The interesting thing behind this is that her father has always believed in women in business. Therefore, he was one of the people that wanted to help empower women to pursue the type of goals they have. Julia’s father has worked with her mother in business.

Her father has also believed in her children and wanted to make sure that he carries on a culture and legacy that involves working for the goals. He did not want to leave his family without any valuable lessons about hard work. Therefore, he has made sure that he got them doing activities that prepare them for a long and productive life. He knows that even in today’s technology riddled age; there is still a lot of room for hard work. Julia Jackson is forever thankful for the lessons that her father has helped her learn.

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Julia has taken all of the lessons of hard work that she has learned and has taken it with her so that she can deal with other aspects of a successful career. For one thing, she has developed the desire to help people overcome their struggles. This is one of the reasons that she has set up Cambria Seeds of Empowerment to go along with her work at one of the facilities of Jackson Family Wines. One thing that can be said for Julia Jackson is that she is always thinking about people that she wants to help. She is someone who is bringing something positive to people.

An Insight On Trabuco; An Ancient War Machine

Trabuco is a unique kind of siege weapon that is dated from the Middle Ages. Its purpose was to crack or crush down walls of the enemies during wars or shoot projectiles of fireballs to their territories. It is referred to as the balancing Trabuco since there exist other weapons that share the name like traction Trabuco. Traction Trabuco was created and used before the balancing Trabuco. In Brazil, Trabuco is also used to refer to old manufactured revolvers or shotguns that are of high caliber.

Trabuco History

Trabuco originated in China at the time of crusades. It was used by Europeans as they believed it to be a truly terrifying and efficient weapon for them. It was invented in 400 BC and brought to Europe in 600AD. After the invention of gunpowder, it was abandoned. The reason why Trabuco was used at times was due to lack of gunpowder. Today, Trabuco is used as a form of fun, teaching material for principles of mechanics. Also, it is used as a piece of weapon put in a museum to explain how it helped in conquering communities in the middle ages and the development of important historical processes.

Trabuco working process

Trabuco mechanism works by converting the potential energy gained from the string to kinetic energy that provides the power. A Trabuco consisted of five basic parts: the frame, the beam, sling, counterweight and guide chute. The frame supported each of other components and provided a raised stand from for dropping the counterweight. The potential energy transformed is the gravitational potential energy. However not all potential energy turns into kinetic energy, some are lost due to friction. The counterweight size is directly proportional to projectile velocity, because the bigger the counterweight, the stronger the projectile will be launched on The weight pushes the short arm end down and the longer one up. Abrupt acceleration rotates the projectile back into the sling. Some Trabuco featured a trough below the swing arm to rest the sling for easy loading of the projectiles and assist in guiding the projectile when launching. The physical calculations of kinetic energy, potential gravitational and potential difference are directly linked to working of the Trabuco. It is because of this that many teachers use this weapon to explain the physical principles.

The tensile Trabuco

The initial tensile Trabuco was human operated. Due to its complicated logistics of ferrying a lot of operators, this big mechanical machine was rarely used according to It had the power of projecting up to four shots per minute making it efficient and powerful. Although having this big advantage, the weapon had some limitations like controlling the large group of operators was difficult. It was hard to make them pull strings at the same force for each shot to be fired. Due to these challenges, the weapon was used up to the eleventh century.

The hybrid Trabuco

Arab merchants took tensile Trabuco to the Middle East where they refined the design by adding weight to the short arm end. By doing so, they added a bit of extra reach to it. The Europeans encountered the first hybrid Trabuco during crusades. They liked the upgrade idea, and they took it with them. The rise of the counterweight blunderbuss came in when the European realized that the weapon would give a higher in a short time by the use of constant weight and the human strength, thus improving the accuracy of Trabuco scale. By the thirteenth century, the hybrid Trabuco machines had the ability to hurl stones to very long distances at,887137/cenario-do-2-semestre-e-o-melhor-dos-ultimos-tres-anos-diz-trabuco.shtml.

George Soros: A Liberal Champion with Money and Power

In America, political organizations must have money and power to be effective. If they do not have these two resources they certainly need to have connections to people that have these attributes. This is one problem with politics. A person will need money and power to promote their agenda. No matter how good a political ideal, theory, cause or candidate might be; people and groups will need money to advance it. This is why wealthy political supporters are necessary.

George Soros has been advancing political causes for many years. He is a liberal champion that supports many liberal organizations that help to promote this cause. An example of his charitable giving has to do with the support he provides for voter mobilization organizations. Millions are given from Soros’s Open Society Foundation for this purpose. He wants to ensure that people are registered voters. This way they can be influenced for liberal political members and for liberal causes.

This is just one example about the power that Soros has. He has the money to give to organizations for this purpose. Since he does, he is able to amass the power needed to promote liberal causes. Soros not only helps voter registration, he also supports nonprofits that are set up to defend human rights. For Soros, liberalism is the best option for a political solution to the world’s problems. Soros believes that the liberal agenda is necessary for helping people to live life to the best of their ability. Read this story about George at

Soros has lived a very long life. During the course of his 80 plus years on the Earth, he has seen the problems that arise when a sole political ideology or theory dominates a country. People are oppressed, their disenfranchised, they cannot live life to the best of their ability. Liberalism ensures that conservative ideas are not the only ones being promoted within a society.

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The American liberal scenes owe a lot to George Soros. Though he is not the only person that helps liberalism to flourish; he is a huge supporter of this ideology. This democratic supporter is a true leader and champion of democratic causes. George Soros has the money, the power and the knowledge to advance the liberal agenda for many years to come.

Adam Milstein Gives His Secret to Business Success

Adam Milstein actively participates in the real estate industry. This philanthropist and community leader hails from Israel. Adam worked with IDF in the Yom Kippur War. He is a Technion graduate. Adam relocated to the United States in 1981. He joined USC and earned an MBA. Shortly after, Adam Milstein started his career as a commercial real estate investor in California. He is one of the managing directors at the Hager Pacific Properties. This is one of the best performing commercial real estate companies.


Adam works as the National Chairperson of the Israeli-American Council since he is one of the founders. Adam Milstein is also a board member of the Jewish Funders Network, StandWithUs, Los Angeles Board of Birthright Israel and the Israel on Campus Coalition, among others. Adam and his wife, Gila started an organization called Sifriyat Pijama B’America. This firm gives monthly Hebrew books for free. It also helps to educate over 15,000 Jewish-American households living in the US, about the Jewish culture and values.


Speaking to Ideamensch, Adam explained how he brought his dream to reality. A few months before he graduated from USC, different recruiters visited them. According to him, they offered him less than he had set his mind on. Besides, they did not appreciate his combination of knowledge and skill. This is when he decided to do things on his own and joined the commercial real estate industry as a broker. Three years later, he changed from a broker to an investor. According to Adam Milstein, being consistent, persistence and making follow-ups is a guarantee to success in the real estate industry.


Adam advises that business owners should be prepared to alter their daily structure in a way that allows them to obtain more assets. Engaging in charity giving is also a satisfying and rewarding activity. He insisted that he does most of the work, and does regular follow-ups to ensure that everything is on the right track. Adam Milstein finds the real estate industry enjoyable especially from the differences in supply and demand. Again, it calls for patience because real estate business takes some time before giving expected results.