Tuesday, June 20, 2017

It's Not Pie


Secret Service Fun Fact. 3 out of 4 people caught scaling the white House fence are process servers.


My new young accountant just sent me pictures of really nice houses and cars that he said I could have easily purchased instead of spending my money on golf, photography, food and travel. He seems like a really nice guy. I'm gonna miss him.



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My friend. Posted by his daughter on Father's Day.



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Probably ok in business (all he's ever done), but not in our government.




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Zumba Banned In Iran As Anti-Islamic

by jonathanturley
US_Army_52862_Zumba_adds_Latin_dance_to_fitness_routineThe Iranians have given the world another absurd application of its brand of Islamic faith.  The government has declared that Zumba exercises classes are effectively banned in Iran because the dance “contravenes Islamic ideology."  The "rhythmic movements" of Zumba appear to be anti-Islamic. There is no room for rhythmic dance in the Islamic Republic.

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Italian Court: Lobsters Cannot Be Kept On Ice At Restaurants

by jonathanturley
250px-lobster_nsrwItaly's highest court handed down a victory for animal rights activists last week that mandates that restaurants can no longer keep lobsters on ice because it causes them unjustifiable suffering.  It is a decision applauded by many who viewed the crustaceans as being subjected to unnecessary discomfort.  As much as a applaud such decisions in favor of animals, it does still leave the rather obvious conflict with the fact that the lobsters are then boiled alive.

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The Supreme Court has never disallowed an election map on the ground that it gives a political party an unfair advantage.
Justices to Hear Major Challenge to Partisan Gerrymandering

By ADAM LIPTAK

The challengers in a Wisconsin case that could impose limits on a practice that has helped define American politics say partisanship in redrawn districts can be measured.

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MEXICO CITY JOURNAL

A Student Strike Becomes an Occupation, for 17 Years

By KIRK SEMPLE

Since 2000, an auditorium at National Autonomous University of Mexico has been commandeered by political protesters.


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$4.5M Judgment Against San Antonio School District Reversed

A federal appeals court has thrown out a $4.5 million judgment against a San Antonio area school district where a principal was convicted of molesting a student over several years.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A federal appeals court has thrown out a $4.5 million judgment against a San Antonio-area school district where a principal was convicted of molesting a student over several years.
The principal, Michael Alcoser, was convicted in 2011 and sentenced to 18 years in prison. His victim then sued the South San Antonio Independent School District under Title IX of federal education law and a trial jury in 2015 decided the district was liable for Alcoser's conduct and awarded the money.
The district appealed and the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that while the student's abuse was "heart-wrenching" and Alcoser's conduct was "despicable," the $4.5 million award was improper because no one working for the district, except Alcoser, had knowledge of the abuse.
Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Tags: Texas


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Not sure why i like this picture so much




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Jessica


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How Millennials Spend Their Money (Hint: Experiences Trump Possessions)



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A good chunk of my client base consists of millennials who have tough relationships with money… And for good reason. They want it, they know it’s out there, but they feel like they never have enough of it. They want to find their dream job, but they know they need to pay the bills, and they’re trying to figure out how (or even if) they can have both. (Hint: they can!)
I get it. I’ve been there. I’ve lived it, and I see it every day in my work. Millennials have really been dealt a tough hand. They came of age during the worst recession our nation has experienced in decades, and they’re still shouldering an immense amount of student loan debt. They’re putting off marriage to avoid the expense of the wedding. They aren’t buying cars and homes at the rates that prior generations have, instead opting for car-sharing programs and group homes or staying with mom and dad. While they’re doing relatively well at planning for retirement, they’re not investing in the stock market like older generations.
Watch On Forbes:


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A good chunk of my client base consists of millennials who have tough relationships with money… And for good reason. They want it, they know it’s out there, but they feel like they never have enough of it. They want to find their dream job, but they know they need to pay the bills, and they’re trying to figure out how (or even if) they can have both. (Hint: they can!)
I get it. I’ve been there. I’ve lived it, and I see it every day in my work. Millennials have really been dealt a tough hand. They came of age during the worst recession our nation has experienced in decades, and they’re still shouldering an immense amount of student loan debt. They’re putting off marriage to avoid the expense of the wedding. They aren’t buying cars and homes at the rates that prior generations have, instead opting for car-sharing programs and group homes or staying with mom and dad. While they’re doing relatively well at planning for retirement, they’re not investing in the stock market like older generations.
Watch On Forbes:


Millennials have had access to much less money than prior generations due to unemployment levels and low salaries, so they’ve had to be strategic about how they manage their finances and prioritize their spending. One thing that they’re willing to spend their money on, though, is travel. In a recent survey, 70% percent of respondents said that funding travel is a motivation to work, second only to paying for basic necessities.  Millennials tend to value experiences over owning things. It makes sense, given that millennials are the most social and connected generation yet.
Millennials tend to define themselves by their experiences more so than other qualities or factors, so it comes as no surprise that funding experiences is a high priority for them. And it’s not just travel and cultural experiences that are attractive to millennials. They value all sorts of experiences—live performances, sporting events, concerts, and other social events—much more than they value possessions or even achieving a particular career status.
That doesn’t mean, though, that millennials aren’t focused on their careers. They are, very much so. They’re passionate about the work they do, and they want to make a difference. But they aren’t defined by their careers the way that, say, the baby boomers were—which makes sense, considering most of the employees in that generation stayed with the same employer for 20-30 years. Millennials, who tend to job hop and even change careers much more frequently than baby boomers and even generation X, view their careers are just one piece of the complex puzzle of that makes them who they are.
This is a generation of people who know what they want and are committed to getting it. So if marketers want to sell a product to a millennial, focus the marketing around it as more of an experience than a possession. More importantly, though, employers need to understand that for millennials, experiences top the list of how they prioritize not only how they spend their money but also their time, so finding fulfilling work is as important as the salary to them. Millennial clients often come to me discouraged by their salary levels and unfulfilled at work, but it doesn’t take long for them to see that finding a dream job with a solid salary isn’t just a pipe dream, it’s a goal well within their grasp.
And the employers who are willing to offer both in exchange for stellar employees are reaping the rewards.
Ashley Stahl is a career coach who helps millennials find their purpose, get job offers or launch their dream business.

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