Archive for November, 2015

You Can’t Fund A Hashtag: George Soros and #BlackLivesMatter

 

Recently, Ben Collins wrote for the The Daily Beast that a director of Open Society Foundation had announced that, contrary to popular rumor, George Soros, the liberal billionaire, had not donated $33 million to #BlackLivesMatter. Said rumor had begun after #BlackLivesMatter protests disrupted speeches by Presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Bernie Saunders in July.

On July 28, Bill O’Reilly, the host of Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor, said “So who’s funding Black Lives Matter? One of the big donors seems to be George Soros, our old pal, who gives big money to affiliates of Black Lives Matter—groups that do direct business with them. Also giving money directly to the group [are] entertainers Jay Z and Beyoncé.”

O’Reilly’s guest that day was Kelly Riddell, a reporter for The Washington Times. She had written an investigative report about Soros’ ties to left-wing organizations. She claimed that #BlackLivesMatter had been founded by three women employed by organizations bankrolled by the Open Society Foundations. Riddell also stated that Soros had “dedicated $33 million to these types of organizations” in a single year. O’Reilly then speculated that the money had gone to activists “who are organized to disrupt” and who would target the Republican convention in Cleveland.

Ken Zimmerman, the director of US programs of the Open Society Foundations, declared the rumors to be wrong. He added that the Open Society Foundation does not fund protests, and he pointed out that it would be impossible to fund “an amorphous movement” like #BlackLivesMatter even if Soros had wanted to.

#BlackLivesMatter was created by three activists, Opal Tometi, Alicia Garza, and Patrisse Cullors who rallied together on Twitter in the wake of the death of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of his killer. The women came up with the Black Lives Matter hashtag as a way of calling attention to the violent deaths of young black Americans. That phrase and hashtag stroke a cord with people especially after the deaths of Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice, who had all been killed by policemen.

The three founders of #BlackLivesMatter had not known about the disruption of Saunders’ speech until after the fact. The two protestors, Mara Willaford and Marissa Johnson, had not claimed any official ties to the movement before the day of the speech.

According to Investopedia, George Soros first became involved in philanthropy in 1979 when he began giving scholarships to black students in South Africa which was then under apartheid. In the 1990s, Soros established the Open Society Foundation, a network of projects and organizations that now operates in over 100 countries. The Foundation is governed by the beliefs that governments need to be accountable and respect peoples’ rights and that no one entity or person has a monopoly on the truth. OSF programs in the US are typically concerned with such issues as end-of-life care, immigration reform and drug legalization.

Buy The Right Foods For Your Dog With Beneful

There is nothing my dog likes better than eating some kibbles in the morning time, and he eats next to the kitchen table. I like him to feel at home. Most dogs eat away from their owners. They have to garble their kibbles up under the end table. I like my dog to eat like he lives in this place because I want him to feel at home. I feed him next to the dinner table, and I never feed him any table scraps. I only feed him the brand Beneful. This is because I once made the mistake of buying the terrible brand of dog food. It was just called “Bulk” dog food. I don’t want him to get sick, so I feed him the good stuff. I don’t care how much it costs me because he is important to me, and I want him to live a long time. I bought him the bag of Beneful Dry Dog Food that is salmon flavored. I bought that yesterday, and he ate it for dinner. He still had some of the Beneful Dry Dog Food that is chicken flavored. That was almost gone, but I decided to gradually incorporate the new blend of food into his diet because I don’t want to see him get sick.

I also bought the Chopped Bits by Beneful. The kind I bought are made with chicken, tomatoes, carrots and wild rice. I want him to feel loved, so I buy the best food I can find. It seems like this is a good food because it is made with real ingredients. I look at it while I put it in the bowl, and it always looks to be pleasantly colored. It looks like some of the food on wikipedia.org I would put on the table for my family to eat. They have 20 flavors of the wet food, so there are always other options if my dog doesn’t like the blend.

I’ve tried the salmon Chopped Bits by Beneful on wm6.walmart. It also has carrots, tomatoes and wild rice in it. I think my dogs like salmon best because it is always the first thing they eat. I like fish, so I don’t mind getting it for my dog. I’m glad that they appear to like it because I want to spend my money in a good place and I’m glad to spend it on Beneful brand food.

Busy Moms Find Home Cleaning Services

Being a mom means assuming many roles in many cases. In a single day, a mom might help her youngest get dressed and then march off to the preschool bus, assist her older child with making breakfast and provide her high school daughter with assistance on her English homework and creating a cheer leading costume. Many mothers do all of these tasks in between working a full time job and trying to tend to others needs of the household such as making doctor’s appointments and walking the dog. Many mothers find it hard to do all they need to do in any given week.

This is why the right kind of help can be ideal for their needs. In many instances, they can get help from a cleaning service. Having a Handy cleaning service on hand allows a mother to focus on other things that may be more important to her such as making homemade meals and cheering on her daughter as she plays a local soccer match. A cleaning company can also be use for a mom when she is giving a dinner for the family such as Christmas or Thanksgiving. She can pay attention to creating the perfect gravy and have a bathroom she knows is clean at the same time.

Finding the right kind of cleaning company is not always easy. A busy mom may not have the time to spend looking for cleaning companies that meet all of her requirements. This is what the creators of an app devoted to this purpose know very well. This is why many mothers look for help from Handy. Handy was designed by users who wanted to have a list of cleaning companies they knew they could rely on at all times. Handy allows the user to conduct a search for a cleaning company using highly specific parameters. People can download the app and have instant access to hundreds of cleaning companies in their immediate area. They can pick and choose the kind of cleaning they want done and know that the companies on venturebeat.com they see here will be able to do it for them when they want to have to done at a price that is mutually agreeable to both of the parties involved in the transaction.

This kind of freedom can be ideal for the busy mom. Busy moms often lack the time to look for a cleaning company that can clean their home. They may not have the time to locate a company that can come to their house each week in order to help make sure the toy room is clean or to help them stay on top of the mess that an older teenager can make after a party. Working with this app can help them locate the right cleaning company from Handy on twitter for their needs and make their lives much easier, allowing them to devote their time to tending to their kid’s needs rather than to worrying that they need to set aside time to clean the bathroom.

Stay In Apartments When You Visit London For More Accessibility And Comfort

London is one of the largest cities in the world, and yet it holds a charm that dates back to the Roman Empire. The city is an eclectic collection of new contemporary mixed with areas that are from the 1400s. London is a beautiful city and worthy of its Queen, and every year over 15 million tourists visit the tourist attractions and museums here in this regal city. Tourism is one of London’s leading industries, and it is a favorite vacation spot for many tourists.

As a visitor of London, finding the right place to stay while you’re in the city is not difficult when you use the excellent and experienced services of London Escape and World Escape. They are residents of London, so they know the best lodging and sights to see while you are here.

Staying in Furnished Apartments While Visiting London

The key to ultimately enjoying every day you are on vacation is to find or reserve lodging that is comfortable and convenient to the sights you are interested in. The best place to stay is in an apartment instead of trying to manage your time and money in Bed & Breakfasts or impersonal hotels and motels.

London Escape and World Escape have a wide variety to choose from, and they accommodate groups of all sizes and traveling budgets. You simply decide on the area of London where you would like to centralize your activities, and let the two services do their jobs. They will also fill you in on all the attractions.

Unlike hotels, motels, hostels or old fashioned Bed & Breakfasts, when you rent an apartment for your trip in London, you’ll feel like you are really living in the city and not just visiting. Apartments come in all sizes, one, two, three bedrooms or more, and they are furnished with everything you need for a stay. By renting a local apartment, you will be able to cook and prepare snacks at any time instead of waiting for the establishment to open. You will be able to come in and relax in between your excursions knowing that no one has been in to refresh your room.

Whether you prefer the more basic places or this is a holiday to remember and you’d prefer luxury accommodations, World Escape and London Escape are ready to find the perfect apartment for you and your party.

A VOICE FOR HER PEOPLE

November 12, 2015
A VOICE FOR HER PEOPLE

Yeonmi Park is a remarkable young woman.In her life, she has been through a lot of bad experiences that she managed to survive to share her story on Youtube and speak out. At the young age of 22 years, she has dedicated herself to speaking against the violation of human rights in North Korea and calling for action. Born on October 4, 1993, in Hyesan, Ryanggang Province in North Korea. Her father was a civil servant while her mother was a nurse. She defected from North Korea and were at the moment a citizen of South Korea. The authority caught her father for selling metals to China and sent off to a labor camp. With her father in prison, their lives turned for the worse they lost their prominence and wealth. Yeonmi and her mother escaped from North Korea into China. They escaped in search of freedom and to get away from Kim Jong-Un the country’s current leader who governs North Korea with dictatorship. Park’s older sister Eunmi had left for China before them and after arrival they sort out looking for her. Unfortunately in their search they fell into the hands of human traffickers. Her father arrived later in South Korea and was diagnosed with colon cancer shortly after which he died. They were not able to conduct a proper funeral for him to avoid detection by the authorities in China. After enduring a lot of suffering in China, they eventually fled to South Korea. They escaped through Mongolia and finally made it to South Korea. Yeonmi has been quoted saying that she couldn’t believe they had made it, that the guards hadn’t halted their entry into South Korea. These were because she had trouble before where guards refused to let them through. They were lucky to find jobs as waitresses or shop assistants as adjusting to South Korea was not easy. After going through numerous traumatic events, it was hard, especially for Yeonmi. It was in April 2006 that Yeonmi and her mother were reunited with her sister Eunmi. She had managed to escape to South Korea. Park is a student at Dongguk University where she studies criminal Justice. Following her experiences, Yeonmi Park of yeonmi.net was disconcerted, and she became a human rights activists. She caught the attention of the world because of her relentless courage to raise her voice on violation of human rights. She has openly shared her story to give people a glimpse of horrors that go on and capture their attention in doing something about it. She has done several interviews with magazines and newspapers and has appeared on a few television shows. She believes that there can be the change in North Korea if she keeps on advocating for human rights. She also believes in the possibility that North Korea and South Korea can be unified. She is currently writing a book and continues to speak for those who cannot do it for themselves. Yeonmi Park is a voice of her people.

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