Pennsylvania Republicans Want To Impeach Democratic Supreme Court Justices

Around 12 Republican legislators filed a bill to impeach the 4 Democratic state Supreme Court justices who ruled that the state’s congressional map had been illegally gerrymandered. The justices had also ordered the state to create a new map.

The bill would impeach David Wecht, Debra McCloskey Todd, Christine Donahue and Kevin Dougherty. The four ruled that the current congressional map created back in 2011 favors Republicans and that it must be changed prior to the state’s primary in May. Justice Max Baer, who is also a Democrat, voted to strike down the map as well, but he said that the current map could remain until 2020. Baer was not included in the list of justices that would be impeached.

It was in January of this year that court made the ruling against the map. The 5-2 vote fell along party lines. Originally, the court gave legislators and Democratic governor Tom Wolf 3 months to draw a new map, but, when they could not agree to one in that time frame, the court drew its own map. Republicans responed by filing a lawsuit in federal court, and they made two separate appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court. But all these efforts failed.

Cris Dush, who is a Republican legislator leading the impeachment drive, insisted that impeaching the justices was not an act of retaliation against the Democrats. He said that the 4 justices took an oath to uphold the constitutions of both Pennsylvania and the United States, and that they violated this oath. They did this, he says, by overstepping their bounds. He went on to say that impeachment was the only means the legislature had at its disposal to correct the situation.

Dush further said that he had assurances from both House Speaker Michael Turzai, who is also a Republican, and state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, who is the Republican chair of the state government committee, that the impeachment proceeding would come to a vote.

Dr. Saad Saad

 

Dr. Saad Saad, MD, is a 72-year-old male Pediatric surgeon. Born in Palestine and raised in Kuwait. His inspiration to be a medical doctor and more specifically a Surgeon came from unlikely quarters as he had grown wanting to like his elder brothers be an engineer. The hot summers in Kuwait, however, motivated him to want to be a Surgeon to work in operating rooms with air conditioners. In 1971, Dr. Saad graduated from Cairo University School of Medicine as second in his class. Yet his decision to fly to Lebanon to do an ECFGM exam which he passed is among his best career highlights. He interned in England before moving to the United States in search of his American dream. In the US, he was based in New Jersey and worked with Hovnanian Children Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health Care System in New Jersey.

In the 1980s, Dr. Saad had a rare opportunity come to him. A chance to work in the Middle East at Riyadh. He was cut out for this opening due to his ability to communicate in Arabic and English as the only qualified Pediatric surgeon at that. Moreover, he traced his background to the Middle East hence easier for him to move back there to take up this new opportunity. This opportunity presented him a chance to work with royalty across the Middle East from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE, and the Persian Gulf. As an experienced surgeon, his medical opinions and suggestions were held in high regard. It’s while in Saudi Arabia that he performed surgery on the youngest patient to be admitted with an aneurysm and had it documented in a journal for academic purposes. He is also credited with developing a Surgical Residence Program for the Saudi student hence could be accredited in Saudi without having to go Abroad.

Having a passion for Engineering, Dr. Saad came up with two patented evolutionally innovations; The Catheter tracking system and suction endoscope. He is fueled by the belief that even in the medical industry innovations through research are timely and necessary. The innovation on the catheter may have not yet been at its peak as there are concerns about its complexity on the manufacturer’s side, but there lies hope that it’s the future.

Dr. Saad recognizes the role his family played in supporting his move to the Saudi. He actually stated that all he has done during his lifelong career was only possible thanks to his wives support. His background having come out of a humble home made him serve every patient without discrimination. Having worked with the rich in society, he could still humble himself enough to work with the poor too regardless of race, color, religion or any prejudice. His belief in all is created equal make him a better surgeon. Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saad-saad-524707159/

San Francisco Bans Fur Sales

On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors in San Francisco unanimously passed a ban against the sale of fur in the city. All that remains for the ordinance to become law is for San Francisco mayor Mike Farrell to sign it, which he is expected to do.

If enacted, San Francisco will become the largest city in the United States to ban fur sales. Such bans already exist in smaller municipalities, such as West Hollywood and Berkeley, which are both in California as well.

The ban would become effective as of the first of next year, though it would not apply to either charities or second-hand shops. But it would apply to sales made online, whether such sales were made by businesses or individuals. Shops within the city limits that have inventories of fur would have until January of 2020 to liquidate such inventory.

Katy Tang, who is the city supervisor who sponsored the bill, hailed the passing of the bill. She also spoke out against the cruelty she believes occurs at fur farms. She said that these farms were violent places where animals are poisoned, electrocuted, gassed and injured for the sole purpose of producing clothing. She further said that it would not be right for San Francisco to continue allowing the sale of these products, and that the city should be an example for others, not just in this country but across the world.

Tang also posted on social media how many famous fashion designers have recently decided to cease making clothing products from fur. The list of designers include Versace, Michael Kors, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Giorgio Armani and Stella McCartney.

Many animal rights organizations expressed support for the ban. They include People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the Humane Society and Direct Action Everywhere. Wayne Hsiung, who is the co-founder of Direct Action Everywhere praised Tang for helping create a more humane world for animals, and he said that it would help spearhead similar laws.

House Passes Omnibus Spending Bill

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an omnibus spending bill. The bill, which contained 2,232 pages, was passed only 17 hours after it was introduced on the House floor, and it prevents a government shutdown by providing funding until October of this year.

For many months, Republicans and Democrats have been negotiating the bill. While they had been negotiating, Congress passed 5 continuing resolutions to keep the government operating until the bill could be completed. It passed by a vote of 265-167, with 111 Democrats joining the 145 Republicans who supported the bill. 77 Democrats and 90 Republicans voted against the bill.

The $1.3 trillion bill increases non-defense spending this fiscal year by $63 billion, while it increases defense spending by $80 billion. It also provides a 1.9% raise for civilian federal workers, while giving members of the armed services a raise of 2.4%.

The bill further provides significant resources for border protection as well, in the amount of $1.6 billion. This includes $445 million for levee fencing, $445 million for replacing existing fencing, $251 million for secondary fencing and $196 million for “primary pedestrian fencing.” However, the bill specifically prohibits the Trump administration from creating a border wall based upon prototypes that were designed last year.

The bill also provides funding for various forms of infrastructure projects. Among these is a rail project for the New York area called the New York-New Jersey Gateway program. The president had wanted funding for this project to be contingent on funding the border wall, but lawmakers in the New York area were able to get the funding without any such contingency.

Also contained in the legislation was a fix to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System and a correction to the recently passed tax law that gave farm cooperatives a larger tax benefit than other forms of agricultural corporations. In exchange for the latter, Democrats received an expansion of a housing credit for low-income families.

DC Lawyer Promises To Represent Trump Officials Who Break Nondisclosure Agreements

A top Washington, DC attorney has promised to defend any official in the Trump Administration who is willing to break the non-disclosure agreements they were required to sign before entering the government, and he is willing to do so free of charge.

Mark Zaid, who is a lawyer who specializes in cases involving government workers and their free speech rights, made the offer in response to a report that indicated that all Trump officials had signed non-disclosure agreements that forbid them from talking about their work within the Trump administration, both while they are on the job, and forever thereafter.

According to the report, any infraction of the non-disclosure agreements would be subject to a fine of $10 million. The agreements supposedly cover conveying information both to members of the media and to other government employees. It also prevents officials from conveying information even under the guise of fiction.

One of the founding partners of a nonprofit law firm called Whistleblower Aid, Zaid said that legally government officials could only be prevented from disclosing classified information after their government service was completed. Other civil rights and free speech experts concur with Zaid, and believe that the non-disclosure agreements in question are unconstitutional, which means that they cannot be enforced by law.

Ben Wizner, who works for the American Civil Rights Union (ACLU), said that the speech of public employees cannot be suppressed by private agreements. Heidi Kitrosser, who is a law professor at the University of Minnesota, agreed with him, saying that the agreements clearly violate the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Mark Fenster, who is a law professor at the University of Florida, added that public employees cannot sign away their right to speak.

Many of these experts further noted that officials in the Trump Administration do not actually work for the president, but for the United States. Therefore, only the government itself could enforce the agreements, which is highly unlikely to happen.

Learning About Adam Milstein

Adam Milstein is one of the most respected real estate investors in Los Angeles. His track record extends beyond 30 years; including a portfolio of over $1 billion in value. Currently, he serves as a managing partner for Hager Pacific Properties. His duties includes those of financing, dispositions and project management. Besides an impressive professional background, he is an avid supporter in the community, exerting much effort towards philanthropy in strengthening the Jewish community.

In 2016, Adam Milstein was named one of “The Top People Positively Influencing Jewish Life”. In 2000, Adam and his wife, Gila, started an incredible non-profit organization that has been a true power behind the fight to save and strengthen the Jewish community. This organization is called the Adam and Gila Family Foundation. In the light of the organization, it manages to donate over $1 million annually to organizations that helps support this fight for the good welfare of the Jewish people. In addition, it educates the Jewish youth to strengthen their characters in a world filled with antisemitism. It also provides these individuals with tools to help spread important related messages throughout schools, campuses and neighborhoods.

Adam Milstein is also a huge supporter of many other non-profit organizations as well: Stand By Me, The American Israel Education, UCLA Foundation, StandWithUs, The Israel Project,The Israeli-American Leadership Council, Prager University and many, many more. You can find a complete list of non-profit organizations in which Adam Milstein supports by visiting his Linkedin profile.

Adam Milstein served as a soldier with the Israeli Defense Forces in 1971. He would also serve in the Kippur War during his time. After serving, he would attend Technion, where he would obtain a bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics in 1978. In 1981, he would arrive to the United States of America and earn a MBA from the University of Southern California.

He currently lives in Encino, California with his lovely wife, Gina. They are blessed with three amazing kids and three amazing grand kids.

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Neurocore is Changing Our View of Depression and ADHD Treatments

Around the world, we are seeing an increase in the number of people diagnosed with depression and ADHD. The usual response to these diagnoses is to give the patient medication such as Adderall, Ritalin or Zoloft. While the medication can sometimes help, it also comes with a host of side effects and long-term consequences. Many who use these drugs feel out of it and like they are not themselves. Luckily, there is a place that is finding ways to address issues like ADHD and depression without the harmful drugs. Visit manta.com to know more about Neurocore.

Founded in 2004 by neuropsychologist Dr. Tim Royer, Neurocore now has brain performance centers around the United States and even in some other countries. They have a location in Boca Raton, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Holland, Livonia/Metro Detroit, Palm Beach Gardens, Sterling Heights, and West Bloomfield. Each center is dedicated to strengthening the brain and allowing it to combat ADHD, depression and other issues.

Neurocore’s treatments work by retraining the brain. Patients are put into a comfortable, private room. In that room, they are hooked up to equipment which monitors their brain activity as well as heart rate and breathing. The patient gets to watch a movie, which is used to reward the brain. When the brain gets unbalanced, the movie stops playing until the brain corrects itself. The brain naturally wants the visual stimulation, so seeks the reward and learns to correct itself. This helps the brain to learn how to balance itself for many issues. A minimum of 30 sessions is required for the treatments to work, although more may be necessary. Neurocore has the goal of eliminating a patient’s need to have long-term therapy, so they try not to have more sessions than necessary to achieve the goal of brain retraining. They have found that approximately 75% of patients who complete the Neurocore treatments are able to greatly reduce or eliminate the need for medications. See more information at Linkedin about Neurocore.

The treatments have had enough success that many parents are taking their children to Neurocore with the hope of easing their ADHD symptoms as well as eliminate the need for medicine. Since the process has no side effects, is completely harmless, and has a high rate of efficacy, many parents are finding the help and relief they need for their ADHD children. Neurocore is changing hoe ADHD id treated, and it is a huge improvement on traditional treatments.

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Aloha Construction Article #6

The home-improvement industry generates billions of dollars thanks to its wide variety of services. If you own a home, then you’ll eventually run into some issues down the line. In most cases, these issues require professional service. General contractors are mainly the professionals of choice when it comes to this style of work, but all general contractors aren’t the same. Aloha Construction, a Lake Zurich-based general contractor, can handle a wide selection of home-improvement services thanks to its team of highly trained personnel. In total, this company has over 200 employees that are spread-out over two distinct locations. The company’s second office is located in the Bloomington area of Illinois.

Aloha Construction provides a free home inspection upfront and with no hidden fees. This inspection consists of nine steps, which gets to the root of the problem. This thorough inspection may also find other hidden issues that might have manifested over time. Did you know that the climate and weather conditions play a significant role in home degradation? Extreme heat and blistering cold temperatures can be a deal breaker for sure. Aloha Construction has extensive knowledge on the subject because all of its trained personnel has been thoroughly educated in a huge selection of tasks. This includes soffit installation, roof installation, waterproofing, window repair, door installation, gutter repair, bathroom repair, stucco installation, flashing, vinyl siding repair and many more.

The homeowner’s property will be protected at all times and every issue will be discussed with the homeowner. Aloha Construction deals in good ethical behavior. Unfortunately, many of the other general contractors seem to lack this important trait. Thanks to its strict, personal honesty, Aloha Construction has been presented with the prestigious Torch Award. Besides receiving this award, the company has a solid reputation, is a member of the Building Trades Association and is a member of the National Roofing Contractors Association.
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Federal Lawsuit Against Andrew Anglin Moves Foward

On Tuesday, a federal judge ruled that the publisher of a neo-Nazi website cannot hide from a lawsuit filed in Montana.

Jeremiah Lynch, who is a U.S. magistrate judge, said that Andrew Anglin — who publishes the neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer — was a legal resident of Ohio when the lawsuit was filed last April. This means that a court there can hear the case, though a district court judge could still review Lynch’s recommendation.

For nearly a year, Anglin has been trying to avoid the lawsuit, by claiming that he was a stateless person. The lawsuit was filed by Tanya Gersh, who is a Jewish real estate agent living in Whitefish, Montana who had gotten into a feud with the mother of a leading white nationalist named Richard Spenser. Gersh alledges that, through the efforts of Anglin, in excess of 700 harassing and threatening communicatios were sent to her.

With the help of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Gersh sued Anglin for invasion of privacy. She also sued him for violating a state anti-intimidation law and for causing her emotional distress.

Anglin subsequently hid from process servers, and, through his attorney Marc Randazza and his website, he claimed that he was living overseas. Randazza, who defends other white nationalists, made the argument that Anglin had permanently established himself outside the United States, which made him a stateless person who was outside the reach of federal courts.

But neither Anglin nor Randazza could offer any real proof that Anglin was residing outside the country. In fact, there is evidence that Anglin was visiting his hometown of Columbus, Ohio in February of 2017, so that he could appear in court on a unrelated matter.

In response to the decision, Randazza on Tuesday night tweeted: “Can’t win em all.”

Another hearing in the case is scheduled for April 3 in Missoula, Montana, relating to a motion to dismiss the case because of the First Amendment.

Randall Nardone: Livewire Ceo Of Fortress Investment Group

Holding senior positions on the board of eight different companies in 20 industries is Randal Nardone – CEO of Fortress Investment Group.In terms of education, Randal went to the University of Connecticut where he earned his bachelor’s degree in science, he also attended the Boston University School of Law which is where his J.D degree came from.His career at fortress investment group began with the company’s birth in 1998. He co-founded the company and served in different capacities, culminating in his appointment in 2011 as interim CEO as Dan Mudd was forced to take a leave of absence. He was named CEO substantively in 2013 and has held the position till date.Randal Nardone is no newbie on the block. His sterling career has seen him hold a number of different positions in different organizations before his time at Fortress Investment Group began. He previously worked at Swiss banking giants UBS as a managing director between May 1997 and May 1998; before that, however, he spent time at BlackRock Financial Management, Inc as a principal director.

Prior to that episode too, he was employed at the law firm of Thatcher Proffitt and Wood where he was both a partner and member of the executive committee.In 2007, when FIG went public, he was named on the list of Forbes world billionaires, coming in at a modest 557th position. The public listing made a number of billionaires at that time, with the media naming them “the Fortress five”.Apart from his CEO position at Fortress Investment group, Randal Nardone also serves on the board of companies like Springleaf Financial Holdings, LLC; Eurocastle Investment Limited; Alea Group Holdings Bermuda Ltd; Florida East Coast Holdings Corporation; Fortress Credit Corporation; Springleaf Finance Inc; and a handful of others. His years of experience is seen as an obvious advantage to these companies.

In recent news, Fortress Investment Group was acquired in December by the Softbank Group. The acquisition is set to keep management and organizational structures intact. The company’s hierarchy announced that it will continue to operate within Softbank as an independent company with its headquarters remaining in New York City.Randal Nardone and the Fortress hierarchy have said repeatedly that the acquisition was made out of a bid to make Fortress a major competitor in the market and the consolidate Softbank Group’s team strength.Randal had announced in 2015 that Fortress investment group may have been undervalued and as such took steps to correct that. The acquisition in 2017 was made at a rate of over $8 per share, a figure which is lower than when the firm went public but higher than the trading price as at the time of the sale.