Joe Arpaio, The Worst America’s Sherriff Pardoned

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are two outspoken journalists who were co-founders of New Times Publication. Ten years ago saw the arrest of the two gentlemen in unclear circumstances under the former sheriff’s reign of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio.

The case which was deemed as the Arpaio Saga came about after the New Times Newspaper published on the sins of Arpaio. What’s, more, Larkin and Lacey’s leadership at New Times was marked with continuous and persistent uncovering of the scandals that led to the end of Arpaio ending of his 24-year era as a sheriff.

Arpaio’s Rule in Maricopa County

Joe Arpaio’s tenure as a sheriff in Maricopa County, Arizona, was marked by a period of what seemed like an endless reign of an unstoppable villain. Arpaio first came to power as a sheriff in 1992 and reinvented himself as the toughest American sheriff before his arrest in 2007. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: and

Nonetheless, after a decade of serving in jail, Joe Arpaio is now a free man due to an apparent pardon from his long-time friend who is none other than Donald Trump in what is believed to be a favor for a favor. It was evident that Arpaio campaigned for Trump which is what might have led to the pardoning the Arpaio. Susan R. Bolton, a U.S. district judge, confirmed it when she validated the pardon of the United States’ worst sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Again, as a result of his corrupt leadership ways, there was a diversion of more than $100 of jail funds, inmate’s suicides, the rise of sex-crime cases, beating deaths, ill-treatment of Latinos, and many other crimes.

Again, Even though the sheriff was convicted, Lacey and many other still believe that the justice system under-performed their duties as the ex-convict was only jailed for disregarding the judge’s order. He was not held responsible for the many deaths that occurred, the prisoner’s abuse, nor the torture that happened.

About Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were business partners who formed the Phoenix New Times Publication after dropping out of Arizona State University in 1972. Lacey took the position of the executive editor while Larkin was in charge of advertising. Read more: Michael Lacey | Facebook and Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

The duo grew their publication to reach many of its audiences by offering it for free where they majorly explored on social and political areas. Moreover, the paper was bought by Westword making it a fusion of the political and social exploring papers.

Furthermore, Larkin and Lacey got arrested on October 18, 2007, under the directives of Arpaio. The reason given for their arrest was unveiling in the Phoenix New Times that there were plans of offering subpoena to journalists and insult- related cases of the United States Constitution. Nevertheless, the business partners were released within 24 hours following a public uproar.

Also, it was discovered that the grand jury warrants were fake and were organized by Arpaio. As a result, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were awarded $ 3.75 million by the Maricopa County in 2013 to settle the lawsuit against them.

Additionally, from the money that the two received, they founded the Lacey, and Larkin Frontera Fund Targeted to Latin- American settlement in Arizona.

David Giertz Spouts Off On Some Important Aspects of Retirement Planning

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, regarding Social Security, President of National Financial distribution of sales and organization, David Giertz was asked why financial advisors were not speaking to their clients about social security. David Giertz stated that financial advisors should address the issue of social security with their clients. He stated that many Financial Advisors are not addressing the issue of Social Security and it is important that their clients are informed about such a serious issue.

A Survey was conducted by Nationwide Financial Retirement Institute among retired people and those who were going to retire in 10 years. According to David Giertz, an advisor’s responsibility is to discuss with their clients their financial future in relation to their Social Security Benefits. Among those people who were surveyed, four out of five stated they would get rid of the present advisor and replace them with someone else who would discuss social security with them.

According to David Giertz when asked why advisors would avoid the topic of Social Security with their clients, he stated that Social Security was a complicated subject to discuss. There are 27 hundred rules outlined in the Social Security Handbook that is very complicated and hard to understand. Many Financial Advisors do not fully understand the complexities of the Social Security Rules and Regulations.

According to David Gietz, people who accept Social Security early have the potential of losing up to 300,000 dollars over a period of 25 years, that is approximately 12,000 per year or 1,000 dollars monthly. Because retired people stand to lose some of their Social Security income, a good Financial Advisor will help them to understand the Social Security process.

David Gietz is a registered Broker with FINRA and has 32 years experience in the financial field of sales and organization. He is well versed in the financial field and has passed four exams. He works with large brokerage companies and engages in securities negotiation representing patrons.

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The Public Private Sector as Noted By Felipe Montoro Jens

When the city of Rio de Janeiro decided it was time to upgrade their Child Education Network, some planned was called for. Financing was very important to this project in relation to all aspects of it, so when the International Finance Corporation got involved and joined the Public-Private Partnership, things took a turn for the better.

Throughout the world many organizations are coming together to make much better use of existing infrastructure, as well as funding operations. A major deal was struck and its plan was designed by Rio de Janeiro in hopes of expanding the city’s child education network.

20,000 new places in day-care centers and 40,000 new places in pre-schools will be completed by the end of the year 2020. The increase in jobs, as well as infrastructure in this sector makes great use of the resources invested. Not only will this increase the number of places, but funding goes to things like New Infant Education Units.

Mayor Marcelo Crivella, emplores investors to stay the course, as he speaks highly of the program that was completed in the capital of Minas Gerais in July 2012. A complete overhaul was made and now the city of Rio begins its task of renewing and reconstructing their network. The two are very similar in ways that relate to the number of well needed day-care, and nursery schools.

According to Felipe Montoro Jens, Everyone so far has enjoyed the fact that the Public and Private sector could come together for a common goal and create such a profitable, capable environment. That partnership just happens to be when the Public-Private Partnerships were created by Law No. 11,079.

The Cosmetic Perfection of Dr. Jennifer Walden

Are you interested in cosmetic surgery? Have you ever heard of Dr. Jennifer Walden? If you haven’t heard of this woman then, just know that this woman is one of the most interesting figures in cosmetic surgery. The Austin-native grew-up in the Northwest Hills section of the city, and she was an all-state soccer player while in high school. Anderson High School was her stomping grounds, but she would soon take her talents to the University of Texas. During this time, Walden earned a B.A. in Biology as well as graduated with honors. Her next stop was at the University of Texas Medical Branch. She was elected to be the president of the Texas Alpha Chapter of Alpha Omega Honor Medical Society, and she participated in an externship for Plastic Surgery Associates in Miami.

Walden’s practice, Walden Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center, is one of the most exclusive medical facilities in the Southeast. This place is very advanced, and it uses some of the most innovative-technological equipment. Laser-hair removal, breast augmentation, Botox injections, chemical peel, facelift, breast reduction, lip enhancement, laser-tattoo removal, cheek implants, nose jobs and many more services are being provided on a consistent basis. Walden attained her fellowship from New York’s Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital. This exceptional woman was also mentored by the prominent Dr. Sherrell Aston. What more could one ever ask for? This Texas-beauty just so happens to be the mother of twin sons.

When it comes to mainstream society, she has taken her talents to the airwaves. Walden has provided medical commentary for ABC News, for Fox News and for other news networks. She has also participated in “Dr. 90210” television show as well as participated in numerous clinical trials for reintroducing silicone-breast implants. All in all, this only scratches the surface of just how popular and how powerful Dr. Jennifer Walden truly is.

Gerard Butler Set to Star in Afterburn

Film star Gerard Butler has finally received the green light to make ‘Afterburn’, the movie he’s been trying to make for years. Afterburn is based on a graphic novel, in which half of the earth has been rendered into wasteland.

Butler has been an established leading man since his star turn in the movie ‘300’, in which his performance as the Spartan kind Leonidas instantly became an icon. Since ‘300’, Butler has starred in both action movies and romantic comedies, having a mixed bag of successes and failures.

Some of his high points include the aforementioned ‘300’ and the ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ original and sequel, all of which were immensely lucrative and established him as a box office draw. However, there have been some box office stumbles, like ‘Gods of Egypt’ and ‘Geostorm’.

His recent movie ‘Den of Thieves’, in which he portrayed a police officer chasing a gang of organized criminals, was a financial and commercial success, and a sequel has already been commissioned. It appears that the success of ‘Den of Thieves’ might have tipped the scale to where there’s interest in his ‘Afterburn’ project as well.

In the world of ‘Afterburn’, a solar flare has devastated the Eastern Hemisphere, destroying civilization and populating the resultant wasteland with a variety of mutants. Butler will play the leader of a group of treasure hunters who brave the wasteland in search of priceless cultural artifacts. In the upcoming ‘Afterburn’ movie, their target will be Paris, and the Mona Lisa.

Studio executives as optimistic that further films set in the ‘Afterburn’ universe could follow, should the first movie prove to be successful. This appears to be in line with the current trend in big studio movie making, where a premium is placed on cinematic universes.

For Butler, creating a successful movie with ‘Afterburn’ would prove to be both a personal and professional triumph, as the actor would see his profile rise to the level of other actors who are helming franchises pumping out multiple movies. But beyond that, Butler is a personal fan of ‘Afterburn’, and has been attached to the project since 2010.

In addition to the upcoming ‘Afterburn’, Butler is set to star in the third installment of the ‘Olympus Has Landed’ series.

Desiree Perez – A Powerful Force in the Music Industry

Long gone are the days where a woman wanting to get into the music industry had to be a performer or go home. Some of the most powerful women behind the scenes in the music industry are now women. Record labels such as Interscope, Atlantic, and Warner Bros. have women in prominent leadership roles. The winner of Billboard’s Executive of the Year award was Julie Greenwald the Chairman and COO of Atlantic Records.

Desiree Perez, who prefers to be called Des, is one such powerful executive in the entertainment and music world. Des is the COO of Roc Nation Records, a record label that was founded by Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter in 2008. Des has been an associate of Carter’s for nearly 20 years and she has handled jobs in a variety of Carter’s ventures.

Most recently, Desiree Perez was able to create a relationship between Sprint and Roc Nation. With her revered negotiation skills, she convinced Sprint to invest 200 million dollars in Roc Nation’s music streaming service, Tidal. Coming from the deal was an arrangement to offer free downloads of Jay-Z’s albums to customers of Sprint. This deal and similar deals have resulted in Jay-Z’s last two albums “Magna Carta Holy Grail” and “4:44” going platinum before they were even released on store shelves and app stores.

Perez’s efforts at Roc Nation are not only limited to marketing and promoting Jay-Z. Perez has worked with many different artists who are signed to Roc Nation and Roc Nation imprints. Perez is partially responsible for the success of Roc Nation artists like Kanye West, Beyonce, Rihanna, and Big Sean.

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The Artist Who Painted President Obama’s Portrait.

On Monday, the portraits of President Obama and Michelle Obama that will be displayed in the National Gallery of Art were unveiled. There has been a great deal of comment regarding the portraits ranging from those who really like them to those who think that they are the worst portraits of a president and his wife ever done.

Kehinde Wiley is the artist who painted the portrait of President Obama. He did not paint the portrait of Michelle Obama. The portrait shows the former president seated and leaning slightly forward. In the painting’s background, President Obama is surrounded by green foliage and flowers of different colors.

Mr. Wiley is a well-known artist who is based in New York City. He has been working in the field of contemporary art for over 20 years, and some of his paintings have sold for well over $100,000.

Many of Mr. Wiley’s paintings depict prominent African-Americans in historical settings. For instance, one of Mr. Wiley’s more famous portraits depicts Michael Jackson dressed in the garments of King Philip II and riding a white horse. Wiley has painted portraits of LL Cool J and other hip-hop artists in various styles from the past. Several of Mr. Wiley’s hip-hop paintings were displayed in the National Gallery Art during a special exhibition.

Kehinde Wiley was specifically chosen by Mr. Obama to paint his official portrait. Mr. Obama met with the artist, and the two men discussed the way in which Wiley would depict the former president.

The portrait of President Obama is quite different from the portraits of the other past presidents. Most of the other portraits depict the former presidents in a more regal and stately manner. The painting of President Obama is unique in its background and overall color scheme.

Barack Obama’s Official Portrait Artist

Kehinde Wiley, based in New York City, is a portrait painter known for his highly naturalistic large-scale paintings of African-Americans. He was personally chosen by Barack Obama to paint his official presidential portrait which, along with one painted of Michelle Obama by a different artist, was unveiled on Monday, February 12, 2018, in a ceremony held at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

The portraits were well received as were the remarks given by the Obamas and the artists, especially when Barack thanked his wife’s artist for capturing the grace, beauty, intelligence, charm, and hotness of the woman he loves.

There are many subtle touches in the painting of Barack, with one of the interesting ones being the scattered flowers in the background of a beautiful lush green leaf wall that mirror his ancestral and personal past as well as a nod to nature and the Hawaiian spiritual connection with all living things. Those include jasmine representing his Hawaiian roots, blue lilies for the homeland of his father in Kenya, and chrysanthemums as the official Chicago flower representing his political career there and where he also met Michelle.

Born in 1977 and growing up in South Central Los Angeles before his move to Harlem, Kehinde’s later education included the San Francisco Art Institute and the Yale School of Art. He has a number of renowned paintings including “Napoleon Leading the Army Over the Alps” and his newest 72-by-60-inch “Portrait of Simon George II”. The latter was purchased by the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento for its exhibit to honor Black History Month, “Hopes Springing High: Gifts of Art by African American Artists,” set to open on Sunday, February 18. The Crocker, as the gallery is nicknamed, is a California Historical Landmark and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

LimeCrime Makeup Is Bold Beauty With A Conscience

Being totally transparent in beauty is important to Doe Deere. She is the founder and CEO of LimeCrime cosmetics and has worked hard to ensure that every lipstick, eyeshadow, highlighter, hair tint and other products meet the highest ethical standards.

The Los Angeles-based brand is proudly vegan and cruelty-free from head-to-toe; the company does not test on animals, and each makeup item never features animal ingredients or byproducts such as beeswax, lanolin, whey and carmine. Doe Deere and her staff are true animal lovers and respect the earth’s beautiful creatures.

Both Leaping Bunny and PETA are two well-respected organizations known around the globe that hand out certification to makeup brands, but they do it on a very strict basis. Doe Deere’s beauty company is admired for achieving the certifications, and her makeup fans are thrilled about Doe Deere standing proudly for animals who don’t have a voice in the matter.

LimeCrime cosmetics offer glamorous palettes in mesmerizing colors, textures and modern details. One of the prettiest and most luxe is the Venus XL Palette. Talk about goddess-worthy; these sumptuous eyeshadows feature 18 smooth as butter formulas in four finishes that include matte, matte sparkle, glow and metallic.

The shades are feminine, sexy and versatile. For example, taupe with pink sparkle (Fresca) to muted cranberry (Triumph) to midnight wine (Botticelli) are highly pigmented and last for hours. The Venus palettes always sell out quickly and have earned the brand cult status.

Unicorn Hair Tints are another fabulous vegan beauty product that keeps one’s mane alive with vibrant shades in the gentlest formulas. The colors are an explosion of rainbow bright beauty and feature shades like electric-violet purple, rich teal, stone grey, burgundy red and chick-yellow.

The tints are moisturizing and fade out gracefully. These formulas do not contain bleach or other harsh chemicals.

Doe Deere launched her brand in 2008 and developed LimeCrime as a beauty label that empowers the women and men who wear it.

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Dr. Octagon is Back After 14 Years

After 14 years, Dr. Octagon is back. Dr. Octagon, the alter ego/persona of rapper Kool Keith has released the first track from his new album. The entire album, titled ‘Moosebumps: An Exploration into Modern Day Horripilation’, will be released on April 6th.

The released track, ‘Octagon Octagon’ fittingly opens with a series of headlines trumpeting Dr. Octagon’s return, after which Kool Keith details a list of Dr. Octagon’s various surreal branding concepts, spanning from cosmetic surgery to draperies to household pets. It’s a return to the familiar absurdist style the Dr. Octagon character was known for when Kool Keith introduced him more than two decades previous.

The new album features a collaboration between Kool Keith and his former partners DJ Qbert and Dan the Automator, the team responsible for his 1996 album ‘Dr. Octagonecologyst’. The 1996 album was mostly recorded over a 24 hour period, though this new one likely took a little longer to create.

Kool Keith put out another Dr. Octagon album in 2002, though its released ended up being delayed for a couple of years by legal issues, finally coming out in 2004. That was the last album created by the Dr. Octagon persona, though not the last Kool Keith created between then and now.

This new album follows a period of increased prominence for the Dr. Octagon character over the past year. First, Kool Keith reissued the original ‘Dr. Octagonecologyst’ album on vinyl, featuring a handful of previously unreleased tracks. Additionally, Kool Keith, DJ Qbert and Dan the Automator joined up to perform the first live shows Dr. Octagon had ever performed.

In the 21 years since the release of his first Dr. Octagon album and the resurgence of the character, Kool Keith has released 14 albums not counting this newest one, many under a variety of other personas and characters. The veteran Bronx-based rapper is known for a complex internal rhyme scheme and surreal and bizarre lyrics.