Manufactured Housing Institute Lobbying Clouded by New Controversy

  • “Pay more attention to what people do than what they say,”

    – MHI award-winner, Marty Lavin

  • Manufactured Housing Institute Lobbying Clouded by New Controversy

    The Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) has created its own controversy, on the eve of their much ballyhooed “Legislative Fly-In” for lobbying members of Congress in Washington, D.C.  

    Two of that manufactured home industry trade association’s senior staffers were allegedly involuntarily terminated, days prior to their event, as was first reported by the Daily Business News, at this link here.

    The Arlington, VA based trade group has removed the names of former Vice Presidents Lois Starkey, and Tom Heinemann from their staff roster, but would not answer questions as to the cause of the two departures.

    While the MHI Executive Committee members presumably know, queries to several other MHI board members and state association executives revealed that many were in the dark about the staff changes.  “I don’t know. If so, I didn’t hear. If I hear something, I will let you know,” read one email to MHProNews.

    I have not heard. As long as she’s [Lois Starkey] been there I can’t see her quitting without sending some communication out. Obviously, she was rushed out regardless,” said another message.

    Sources suggested to MHProNews.com that Lesli Gooch – Senior VP, a Ph.D. and failed Republican candidate for Congress – demanded and got the two former MHI vice presidents’ terminations.

    There was also friction reported between MHI President, Richard A. Jennison, and VP Starkey.

    Starkey was involved in the more technical side of the federally regulated HUD Code for manufactured housing. Sources say that while work-arounds are possible, not having that kind of experience on staff for a technical role is troubling.

    Starkey also is said to have had perhaps the most total tenure with MHI, outside of their educational affiliate. 

    Some of the current VPs have only 1 to 3 years with the association.  Their president, Richard A. “Dick” Jennison, has just over 5 years with MHI. 

    Comparing those tenures to manufactured housing industry state associations, or the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), places MHI senior staff among the least experienced association people in the industry.

    Terminations – Signaling an MHI Pivot Regarding HUD? 

    Sources are also saying that under growing pressure from grassroots elements of the industry, that MHI might be relenting on asking the Trump Administration for a new administrator over the HUD’s Manufactured Housing Program.  HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson would be the agency’s top person over that department. The manufactured housing program is currently led by Pamela Beck Danner, JD.

    Commenting on Starkey, one source told MHProNews that “She [Lois] and Pamela Danner appeared to be tight. Pamela always went straight to her at any event and would generally see them leaving to go have dinner together.”

    Several industry voices have been calling for a change at the leadership of the HUD Code manufactured home program, including an MHI award-winning retailer, Doug Gorman.

    Mark Weiss, President and CEO of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), MHProNews editorially, and even voices from within MHI have called for a new program administrator to replace Danner, as part of a necessary changes the industry is seeking at HUD.

    MHARR has accused HUD of being out of compliance with federal law on several issues. MHARR’s leadership has also said that MHI ‘goes along to get along’ with HUD, which hurts independent producers, perhaps to the indirect benefit of larger ones.  That Washington, D.C. based trade rival to MHI says that while they are representing HUD Code manufactured home producers, the harm being done applies to communities, retailers, suppliers, and all those who want to see the industry grow more rapidly.

    One rumor is that Starkey – who has some history with Danner – and Heinemann, who was formerly with HUD – were in part being swept away to make room for a shift on MHI policy regarding keeping or replacing Danner.  That could not be confirmed, as of publication time.

    The Fly-In Agenda’s Featured Focus Itself is Doubtful

    MHProNews has previously reported that third party research reveals that MHI’s plan for reforming Dodd-Frank is unlikely to pass. Their bill, dubbed Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing, has been through 3 prior congressional cycles, having failed to pass it each time. The most recent reports on that topic, are linked here and here.

    For the report on the two MHI terminations, along with related controversies at MHI, click the link here.

    For commentary on this incident, framed in the context of the need to reform the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), click here.

    For MHARR’s position on their call to replace Danner, click this link here. ##

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    It’s National Home Ownership Month, MSU Tornado Researcher, Prof. Mark Skidmore, Touts Manufactured Homes As “Great” Option

  • “That box [a manufactured home] is going to be built better than any [conventional] home, unless it’s built to hurricane standards,” said Dr. Tim Reinhold, Chief Engineer, Insurance Institute of Building & Home Safety (IBHS)
  • June was proclaimed by President Donald J. Trump as National Home Ownership Month.  In a surprising set of admissions, Professor Mark Skidmore, Michigan State University (MSU) co-author of Climate Change, Tornadoes and Mobile Homes: a Dangerous Mix, has told MHProNews that he believes manufactured homes are a “great” option for home ownership. 

    In an on-the-record digital exchange between:

    Skidmore made a series of admissions that cut away at the sensational claims of their tornado-related research.

    Among the revelations from “Climate Change, Tornadoes, and ‘Mobile Homes’ – Dangerous Oversights – Mark Skidmore Admits Michigan State Univ Study’s Omissions; Revealing Analysis & Report,” Kovach, Weiss, and Ghorbani’s digital discussion with Skidmore and others at MSU produced the following facts, admissions and revelations.

    1. There have been no mobile homes built in the U.S. in over 41 years.
    2. Manufactured homes evolved from mobile homes, but they are not the same thing in terms of construction, safety, energy efficiency, and durability.
    3. Skidmore and his fellow MSU researchers did not break down the data between pre-HUD Code mobile homes and manufactured homes – the latter of which are built to superior standards.
    4. Skidmore said, “I think the benefits of manufactured homes are great,
    5. Skidmore touted the affordable quality of manufactured homes, “I see them as filling an important niche in the housing market.”

    Kovach cited in their discussion a previous statement made by Insurance Institute of Building & Home Safety (IBHS) Chief Engineer, Tim Reinhold, Ph.D. about the strength and relative safety of a manufactured home compared to conventional, ‘on site,’ built housing.

    While noting that the safest place in a tornado is an underground shelter, the IBHS has done wind studies that demonstrated that conventional construction is not as durable in a windstorm as a properly installed modern manufactured home is.

    In an interview with MHLivingNews, Reinhold said, “That box [a manufactured home] is going to be built better than any [conventional] home, unless it’s built to hurricane standards,” said Dr. Reinhold.

    When several facts and apparent oversights were brought to Skidmore’s attention, he candidly said those items were not considered or a part of the scope of their research. 

    No Mobile Homes Built in Over 41 Years, Manufactured Homes are Different

    Speaking about the 41st anniversary of the ‘birthday’ of manufactured housing on June 15, 1976, which ended the mobile home construction era in the U.S., Weiss said “The establishment of the HUD Code was — and is — an important milestone for both the industry and consumers.  The industry itself sought out federal regulation under a preemptive, performance-based, uniform code of federal standards that balances the key factors of safety and cost, along with uniform enforcement within a federal-state partnership.”

    To learn all about the surprisingly low odds of dying in a mobile home in a tornado, as well as safety tips, a video with dramatic wind-test footage, plus other revelations made by Skidmore, Weiss, Kovach and others see: “Climate Change, Tornadoes, and ‘Mobile Homes’ – Dangerous Oversights – Mark Skidmore Admits Michigan State Univ Study’s Omissions; Revealing Analysis & Report.”  

    To learn more about the 41st birthday of manufactured housing on June 15, 1976, see “Happy 41st Birthday, HUD Code Manufactured Housing.” ##

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    Security Mortgage Group Provides Financing for Six More Manufactured Home Communities, Investor Interest in MH Sector Soar$

  • Security Mortgage Group is a premier national lending source for Manufactured Home Communities, and is a four-time recipient of the “Manufactured Home Community Lending Broker of the Year” award given by the Manufactured Housing Institute.
  • ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Security Mortgage Group, a national award-winning Manufactured Home Community (MHC) lending broker, informed MHProNews that they have provided financing for another 6 manufactured home communities.

    During May and early June, some $23,603,750 in lending was provided for several manufactured home communities in a variety of markets and sizes.

    Billions in manufactured home community deals have occurred in recent years.  Performance of manufactured home properties during the 2008 housing/mortgage crash outperformed that of other types of real estate investments.  In fact, investments and sales in manufactured housing have been growing at double digit rates, per the report and analysis, linked here.

    Security Mortgage Group is a national income producing asset lender, which has been deeply engaged in manufactured homes for decades.

    Transactions were arranged by:

    • Security Mortgage Group Managing Director, Gerard D. DiMarco, Jr.,
    • Anthony J. DiMarco, the other Managing Director, and
    • Pierce Redmond, Vice President.

    These recent closing included closings with flexible terms, small balance loans, non-resources, and other appealing terms and conditions. 

    To learn more about the details of the recent loan closings and transactions, click here. ##

    About Security Mortgage Group

    Security Mortgage Group is a premier national lending source for Manufactured Home Communities, and is a four-time recipient of the “Manufactured Home Community Lending Broker of the Year” award given by the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI)

    Media Contact:

    Pierce Redmond

    Security Mortgage Group LLC

    2370 Monroe Avenue

    Rochester, New York 14618

    Tel: (585) 423-0230

    Cell: (585) 507-3359

    Fax: (585) 232-3164

    pierce@securitymortgagegroup.net

    www.securitymortgagegroup.net

     

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    State: Florida
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    Power Drop Dazzles Airport Managers at The Annual ARN Conference

    Summary: The single use-phone charger kiosk makes a statement among attendees

    April 12th 2017, – Los Angeles CA – Power Drop – a groundbreaking self-service kiosk that sells one-time use recyclable phone chargers, exhibited at the Airport Revenue News Conference in New Orleans.  The ARN Conference is one of the leading airport terminal conventions in the USA with nearly every international airport attending. The Power Drop team displayed their state of the art “slimline” kiosk produced by The Venders

    Airport management teams gathered around the kiosk to experience the purchase process and try out a sample charger.  “At some points there was a line 10 people deep waiting to try out the kiosk” said Joe Menichiello, Managing Director of Power Drop.  “We were able to speak with the decision makers of most of the nation’s leading airports.  This is what we came to do and what we certainly accomplished”.  Power Drop exhibited alongside some of the nation’s top retailers and restaurant groups. 

    Many exhibit goers agreed that the Power Drop kiosk stole the show and easily could be the top new concept for airports moving forward.  Most airports are looking for a solution for their guests who frequently are forced to sit next to an outlet or pay absurd amounts of money for a portable charger.  This issue is even turning into a safety hazard as people are sitting on the floor while they are connected or leaving their phones unattended while charging which extremely prohibited. 

    Alongside the Power Drop team was their Canadian partner, Dustin Basisky, who also met with top Canadian airports and will be rolling out within the Edmonton International Airport by summertime. Hundreds of samples were distributed to eager attendees who needed a charge. Most airport managers agreed that there is a tremendous opportunity within their spaces. 

    They also commented that the ease of the machines as well as the simplicity of the purchase makes this a no brainer for their locations.  The Power Drop is available for purchase to qualified entrepreneurs throughout the USA.  3 kiosk packages start at $16,500. 

    If you or someone you know is interested, please connect with Power Drop on www.powerdropshop.com or call them at (888) 900-3133.

    Contact Detail:

    Company Name: Power Drop
    Contact Person: Power Drop Public Relations
    Email: info@powerdropshop.com
    Phone No: 8889003133
    Address: 13395 Estelle St.
    City: Corona
    State: CA
    Country: United States
    Website Url: www.powerdropshop.com


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    Tax Tiger Releases Innovative IRS Tax Relief Settlement Program

  • Kathy Hill Author of “Is God’s Hand On Your Business?“
  • Summary: Tax Tiger Calculator, which allows you to see how much you can settle your IRS debt for in less than 10 minutes

    Tax Tiger, the premier tax resolution company, has done it again. Tax Tiger pioneered IRS settlement offers with the IRS for as low as $20, for tax liabilities ranging from $10,000 to over $100,000. Tax Tiger then pioneered a successful tax resolution franchise operation which had never been done before in the tax resolution industry and today remains the only company to offer one.

    Now, Tax Tiger releases its newest innovative and precedent setting program, a custom designed calculator whereby a taxpayer owing the IRS can fill it out in only a few minutes and determine if they qualify for one of these amazing settlements.  It is free to fill out and comes with a how to video which helps them walk thru it easily.  There is a free consultation following the completion of the calculator by one of Tax Tiger’s professional settlement specialists for evaluation. 866-300-8106

    This innovative and easy to fill out calculator was designed to help taxpayers discover all their options to resolve their tax liability, even with the coming promised tax reform.

    The stress and fear of the IRS is a major issue for thousands of taxpayers, whose wages are levied and bank accounts seized without notice.  Tax Tigers goal is to help as many taxpayers as possible who get less than honest evaluations by others in the industry who only want their money but the service leaves much to be desired.  Tax Tiger has a 15 year track record of honesty and integrity, plus they believe you need a “tiger on your side”. 

    Here are some of the top Questions and Answers they have received about the calculator answered by the CEO Kathy Hil

     

    Q. Who do you think best qualifies for the program?  

    A. Taxpayers who don’t have a lot of equity and live paycheck to paycheck with no money left over each month. 

    Q. Why are you so excited about the Tax Tiger Calculator www.tax-tiger.com/calculator  

    A.  Many people find it advantageous to fill this out at their own convenience, after work or on the weekend when our offices are closed.  Then they can give us a call as soon as we open for the final evaluation.  It’s a groundbreaking and technology breakthrough.

    Q. If someone doesn’t qualify for OIC are you still able to help them?   

    A. . Absolutely; there are several other programs and strategies we use for our clients.

    Q. Do business qualify for the OIC program?   

    A. Sometimes, but it’s more complicated and may take a few more months 

    Q. Does it cost anything to speak with a Tax Tiger Consultant?

    A. No, the consultation is free. 866-300-8106

     

    To find out more go to www.Tax-Tiger.com/calculator or Call 866-300-8106

    Tax Tiger has an A+ Rating with Better Business Bureau

    Contact Detail:

    Company Name: Tax Tigers
    Contact Person: David Kreuger
    Email: dkreuger@taxtiger.com
    Phone No: 916-393-9085
    Address: 6355 Riverside Blvd. STeL
    City: Sacramento
    State: California
    Country: United States
    Website Url: www.Tax-Tiger.com/calculator


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    The latest kitchen innovation – Wable Raclette hood

  • Past week the Dutch entrepreneur/inventor Robin Willemse launched his product which is very useful for a lot of households in Europe. He started a kickstarter campaign for “Wable”. This raclette grill exhaust hood, which you can put over your raclette grill, ensures all the poisonous particulate matters, odours and whirling around grease is being sucked into the hood and filtered.
  • Summary:“Well if it can kill birds, it must not be too healthy for people and particular children and people who are asthmatic”

    Past week the Dutch entrepreneur/inventor Robin Willemse launched his product which
    is very useful for a lot of households in Europe. He started a kickstarter campaign for ‘’Wable’’. This raclette grill exhaust hood, which you can put over your raclette grill, ensures all the poisonous particulate matters, odours and whirling around grease is being sucked into the hood and filtered.

    Robin  Willemse, former entrepreneur of BBQ Burger in Almere, the Netherlands, has had  negative experiences with exhaust systems. In his restaurant the hamburgers were
    grilled on real barbecues. The enormous amount of smoke that came along with this process was hard to filter and sometimes made his restaurant looking like it was on fire. This did not get of his head. During the holidays, when using the raclette grill with the whole family, it was the topic of conversation: ‘’Nice using the raclette grill, but the nasty odours make your house smell for days’’.

    ‘’Actually it is very strange that nowadays in the Netherlands more than half of the people use their raclette grill during the holidays but there is still no real exhaust hood for the odours’’. That is wat Robin Willemse thought off when he began designing the raclette grill exhaust hood. Several months he worked with his father, father in law and brothers to get the design right and that worked out. Since the 6th of March you can order the product.

    Robin Willemse is trying to get the funding via a Kickstarter campaign. You can order a ‘’Wable’’ via www.kickstarter.com or via www.wable.eu. When Robin has reached 1000 orders, the producing can start. He is convinced that it will be a great success: ‘’Who doesn’t love to use the raclette grill with his loved ones, without the nasty odours spreading through the entire house’’. You are thinking, the table even fuller than it is, but nothing is further from the truth. Because his flat design the Wable creates extra space on the table.

    The Wable has even more advantages than what Robin Willemse thought off when designing it with his family. ‘’We tested all thinkable tests on the Wable’’. This is when
    they found out that it sucks and filters all particulate matters, so the air is always clean. This used to be a big problem for people with birds. ‘’Well if it can kill birds, it must not be too healthy for people and particular children and people who are asthmatic’’ is what Robin thought when he began experimenting with his filter. The Wable comes with disposable filters.

    Contact Detail:

    Company Name: Wable
    Email: info@wable.eu
    Phone No: +31643252907
    Address: perslagerhof 35 1315 BX Almere The Netherlands
    City: Almere
    Country: Netherlands
    Website Url: www.wable.eu


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    Kenya 2017 anti-corruption referendum.

  • We are faced with the urgency of today.
  • Summary: Lets act and save our country from sinking in the sea of corruption.

    Kenya is a great country, adorned with many uncountable gifts, talents and blessings from God and bestowed to its wonderful people who speak diverse languages and who are all united in love as one community of Kenyan.

    But to many, time has stood still, having lost hope for a better future and having no meaning for life ahead due to various social injustices plaguing our country. Parliament manifests the diversity of the nation, represents the will of the people and exercises their sovereignty. It has the obligation and mandate to protect its people and to uphold the constitution. It has at all times, by words promised to do so but has failed to keep its promises. Our national &local assemblies, and all arms of our government have for sure let the people they represent down. They have become broken institutions punishing the poor while rewarding the rich law breakers. They have become assemblies of corruption and vices. Many bills are aimed at serving and protecting our leaders and illegally sucking as much as possible from the poor tax payers. They have neglected their duties. They are feeding and fattening some few chosen while those who get milked are neglected to the point of not able to feed their young ones. They are blackmailing institutions and efforts to fight corruption and other vices, and worse, they are corruption themselves; they breath, eat, drink, sleep, shower and drive corruption. That is their day to day dreams and endeavors. No integrity, honesty, accountability. They make laws and set their penalties but when they are caught by those laws, they remind us they are above them since, and I quote, “SISI NDIO TUNATENGENEZA SHERIA NA TUNA UHURU WA KUZIVUNJA.’’For the laws they make to have meaning, they should hold themselves to the highest standard of conduct and be good role models.

    Though we are crying and begging for a change from our leaders, there is no strong and genuine, political, legal, moral, spiritual and brotherly will to fight the vices. It is grabbing and pushing for self. None is caring for the other and worse, those who are trusted with our lives. All what they do when we cry is carry out endless and costly investigations that leads to nowhere and end up wasting more money than being investigated. All turns into cold cases and the cycle of theft starts again.

     One of the greatest casualties of war is the great and innocent society, shot down on the battlefield of corruption, tribalism, graft, nepotism, patronage, bribery, unemployment. Yes, we have been fighting in this battlefield for long enough, we have cried, mourned, begged, demanded, demonstrated, written articles seen tough-no nonsense talks which works and lasts as long as the live speech. As casualties, we say enough is enough and we are ready to take the bulls by their horns however sharp they are. We are longing, yearning and yawning for this change and it has to come from us. Nobody is going to sweep and clean our house. Nobody is going to replace that leaking roof, nobody is going to repair that broken door. It’s our responsibility to come together, repair our house starting with the foundation and make it stand firm, strong and great again.

    Distinguished, powerful and well respected world leaders will come, lecture and dictate for change but they can do so much to help. We are the only ones who hold the keys and can unlock the change we want. We are the ones who can only arm our morals, our minds, hearts and fight this war. Morals cannot be imported.

    Lets then empower ourselves with the weapon of love, peace and unity and set laws that will take care of all social injustices plaguing our nation/government. Laws that will bar all those involved in corruption from seeking public offices, laws that will take care of their salaries (have the second highest paid lawmakers in the world and the number one unproductive in the world), laws that will hold and deal with corruption as corruption and not as normal life behavior, laws that will hold all accountable of their actions regardless of their political or social affiliation. Laws that will protect and value all people regardless of their political, religion and or region affiliation, laws that will take care of public money and properties and laws that will protect and put the interests and welfare of our nation ahead of interests of any individual.

    It’s our house and our office. We are the employer and we should take the employers’ mantle seriously and put our house and office in order. Time is now to take decisive action before we employ them and shape our future.

    For more information, please visit www.ndio42tunaweza.organd and let’s positively shape our dear nation with the right values and morals.

     

    Contact Detail:

    Company Name: haki
    Contact Person: Stephanie
    Email: tuiombeehakinchini@yahoo.com
    Phone No: 630-206-0235
    Address: 800 W. 5th Ave Suite 204C
    City: Nairobi
    State: Kenya
    Country: United States
    Website Url: https://www.nytimes.com/topic/destination/kenya


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    Apollo Publications – a new kind of publisher. Get Published Not just printed

  • “Apollo took the work out of getting published. I submitted my manuscript and within 120 days I got my first royalty check. They gave me the choice of publishing it or self-publishing” A.S.”
    — Al Simon
  • Summary:There is more to self-publishing than getting a book printed. Apollo does more than print your book: We invest in your success.

    There is more to self-publishing than getting a book printed. If you do some research on your self-publishing options, you will find a lot of printers that will print your book for you. These companies may even help you get an ISBN for your work. However, you will quickly learn that going this path does not mean the same thing as being published. If you just want a printed copy of your work, then self-publishing is fine. But if you want to get published and sell your book, then you will need more help.

    Apollo is a one-stop publisher. We can help you get published. We start with a review of your work. If it is accepted, then we will help you create a book cover. The cover is so important because it is the first thing people see when they are browsing for books. The book’s cover art and title do matter, so we can help you with the book cover design and suggest a title, subtitle, and a summary.

    Pricing is also an important thing to consider here. Your ISBN barcode is required for most book stores and contains information about your book’s selling price. We can help you with pricing to optimize your sales and profit. If you price your book too high, you won’t sell many copies of the work. If you price it too low, then you won’t make any money. We can help you find the right balance.

    You also need to protect your work, so we will get it copyrighted. This includes your cover and any illustrations or pictures in your work. We won’t publish anything until it is protected. Once your book has been copyrighted, we can publish it. Publishing your book means more than simply getting you 50 printed copies for you to try and sell on your own. Instead, we start the publishing process by professionally creating an eBook that is compatible with all eBook resellers. Once we have created your eBook, we push it out to our worldwide electronic distribution network where your book will be instantly available to millions of eBook readers.

    You should only ever buy as many copies of a book as you want. If you plan to do a book signing or a speaking engagement, you may want some physical copies of your book on hand, but we will never require you to buy any. Some of our packages will provide you with 50 physical copies of your book to start out. Be aware of publishers who don’t offer a POD—print on demand—service. If your book is picked to be put on a shelf at a bookstore and not all copies of the book end up selling, book resellers will often have buyback clauses in their contracts to cover the situation. This could mean that you end up having to buy back all the extra physical copies of your book. At Apollo, we are proud to say that you will never have to worry about that if you let us publish your book.

    Every book that Apollo publishes can be ordered from a modern bookstore. When we publish a book, it goes into the general book database so that a bookstore can search for your work and order it. Apollo collects the money from every book that is sold and provides you with a monthly report on any earnings. We will deposit your royalty check directly into your account. Apollo only charges $0.50 for each book sold, and we do this while taking on all the work of selling your book.

    A lot of self-publishing sites don’t talk about or offer marketing. But part of the publishing process is marketing. If people don’t know about your book, they will not buy it. Marketing is critical for the success any published work. Luckily, Apollo has access to some of the best press distribution networks, and we send out a minimum of one press release for each book we publish. We can set up book signings, interviews, and speaking engagements for you. Even though we can’t predict how many people will buy your book, we can ensure that millions of people will know about it.

    Apollo does more than print your book: We invest in your success.

    http://www.apollopublications.com 

    Contact Detail:

    Company Name: Apollo Publications
    Contact Person: Stephanie Timmer
    Email: stephanie@apollopublications.com
    Phone No: 630-206-0235
    Address: 800 W. 5th Ave Suite 204C
    City: Naperville
    State: IL
    Country: United States
    Website Url: http://www.apollopublications.com


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    Bitcoin Plus – The new up and comer of cryptocurrency

  • Bitcoin Plus in 01/2016 was trading at $.08 USD and today  is over $3.40 USD.
  • Summary:Bitcoin Plus is relatively new but has proven to be amazingly secure. There is only one time to get in on the ground floor, and with Bitcoin Plus, the time is now.

    Bitcoin Plus – The new up and comer of cryptocurrency

    Bitcoin Plus is relatively new to cryptocurrency; however, it has been around long enough to show that it could be one of the new major players in the cryptocurrency market with the likes of Bitcoin. At the time of this writing, a Bitcoin was valued at $1,023 USD, and a Bitcoin Plus in 01/2016 was trading at $.08 USD and today  is over $3.40 USD. What is amazing is how fast the Bitcoin Plus has grown in value. Currently, there are around 90,000 coins in circulation. The code behind the coin is fully open source, and it utilizes a peer-to-peer managed registry. Inflation is fixed at 20% per year, with a maximum total number of coins set at 1 million.

    You’ve probably heard about Bitcoins and how they are somehow linked to the Silk Road and other clandestine activities. That may all be true but cryptocurrency is much more than that. Cryptocurrency is used no more often for clandestine activities than traditional cold hard cash. Over a hundred thousand venders currently accept Bitcoin as a form of payment. That bodes the following question.

    What are cryptocurrencies really?

    If you take away all the noise around cryptocurrencies and reduce the concept to a simple definition, you will find that a cryptocurrency is just limited entries in a database that no one can change without fulfilling specific conditions. This may seem like a very ordinary explanation, but believe it or not, this is exactly how you can define a currency.

    Take the money in your bank account: Is it anything more than entries in a database that can only be changed under specific conditions? You can even take physical coins and notes: Are they something else other than limited entries in a public physical database that can only be changed if you match the condition that you physically own the coins and notes? Money is all about having a verified entry in a database of accounts, balances, and transactions.

    Why Bitcoin Plus versus Bitcoin?

    Think of it this way. If you have a 401(k), you have many choices about how to invest your money. For example, you can have it slowly grow steady income by investing in utility companies. They have a steady stream of dividends and growth, but their stock value is not going to grow that much. So if you want to see rapid growth, you invest in what is called an emerging market. Emerging markets can see valuations grow 20 to 30 percent in a year. That is like the difference between a Bitcoin Plus and a Bitcoin. Bitcoin Plus is relatively new to the cryptocurrency market, and it has potential for huge growth.

    Bitcoin Plus makes a great  ground floor investment.

    If you are looking for an great investment, Bitcoin Plus is an ideal place to put your money. Yes, there is risk, but in 2008, a lot of people thought banks had their best interest at heart. They gave CDOs – “collateralized debt obligation” an AAA rating, and the CDOs themselves turned out to basically be garbage. A lot of people lost their retirement investing while participating in what they believed to be a solid form of investment. The banks made billions selling you worthless investments. That can’t happen with cryptocurrency because its value is not established by a central authority or manipulated at whim by a government’s political agenda. Yes, there is risk with investing in Bitcoin Plus, but there is risk in investing period. That is what investing is.

    Bitcoin Plus is relatively new but has proven to be amazingly secure. There is only one time to get in on the ground floor, and with Bitcoin Plus, the time is now.

    Contact Detail:

    Company Name: Bitcoin Plus
    Contact Person: B. M
    Email: rushmybitcoin@bitcoinplus.org
    Phone No: 14022853078
    City: Omaha
    State: Nebraska
    Country: United States
    Website Url: https://bitcoinplus.org/


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    Saving kenya from the jaws of corruption.

  • We are faced with the urgency of today.
  • Summary:All is possible if we speak and act in love like brothers.

    Kenya is a great country, adorned with many uncountable gifts, talents and blessings from God and bestowed to its wonderful people who speak diverse languages and who are all united in love as one community of Kenyan.

    But to many, time has stood still, having lost hope for a better future and having no meaning for life ahead due to various social injustices plaguing our country. Parliament manifests the diversity of the nation, represents the will of the people and exercises their sovereignty. It has the obligation and mandate to protect its people and to uphold the constitution. It has at all times, by words promised to do so but has failed to keep its promises. Our national &local assemblies, and all arms of our government have for sure let the people they represent down. They have become broken institutions punishing the poor while rewarding the rich law breakers. They have become assemblies of corruption and vices. Many bills are aimed at serving and protecting our leaders and illegally sucking as much as possible from the poor tax payers. They have neglected their duties. They are feeding and fattening some few chosen while those who get milked are neglected to the point of not able to feed their young ones. They are blackmailing institutions and efforts to fight corruption and other vices, and worse, they are corruption themselves; they breath, eat, drink, sleep, shower and drive corruption. That is their day to day dreams and endeavors. No integrity, honesty, accountability. They make laws and set their penalties but when they are caught by those laws, they remind us they are above them since, and I quote, “SISI NDIO TUNATENGENEZA SHERIA NA TUNA UHURU WA KUZIVUNJA.’’For the laws they make to have meaning, they should hold themselves to the highest standard of conduct and be good role models.

    Though we are crying and begging for a change from our leaders, there is no strong and genuine, political, legal, moral, spiritual and brotherly will to fight the vices. It is grabbing and pushing for self. None is caring for the other and worse, those who are trusted with our lives. All what they do when we cry is carry out endless and costly investigations that leads to nowhere and end up wasting more money than being investigated. All turns into cold cases and the cycle of theft starts again.

     One of the greatest casualties of war is the great and innocent society, shot down on the battlefield of corruption, tribalism, graft, nepotism, patronage, bribery, unemployment. Yes, we have been fighting in this battlefield for long enough, we have cried, mourned, begged, demanded, demonstrated, written articles seen tough-no nonsense talks which works and lasts as long as the live speech. As casualties, we say enough is enough and we are ready to take the bulls by their horns however sharp they are. We are longing, yearning and yawning for this change and it has to come from us. Nobody is going to sweep and clean our house. Nobody is going to replace that leaking roof, nobody is going to repair that broken door. It’s our responsibility to come together, repair our house starting with the foundation and make it stand firm, strong and great again.

    Distinguished, powerful and well respected world leaders will come, lecture and dictate for change but they can do so much to help. We are the only ones who hold the keys and can unlock the change we want. We are the ones who can only arm our morals, our minds, hearts and fight this war. Morals cannot be imported.

    Lets then empower ourselves with the weapon of love, peace and unity and set laws that will take care of all social injustices plaguing our nation/government. Laws that will bar all those involved in corruption from seeking public offices, laws that will take care of their salaries (have the second highest paid lawmakers in the world and the number one unproductive in the world), laws that will hold and deal with corruption as corruption and not as normal life behavior, laws that will hold all accountable of their actions regardless of their political or social affiliation. Laws that will protect and value all people regardless of their political, religion and or region affiliation, laws that will take care of public money and properties and laws that will protect and put the interests and welfare of our nation ahead of interests of any individual.

    It’s our house and our office. We are the employer and we should take the employers’ mantle seriously and put our house and office in order. Time is now to take decisive action before we employ them and shape our future.

    For more information, please visit www.ndio42tunaweza.organd and let’s positively shape our dear nation with the right values and morals.

     

    Contact Detail:

    Company Name: haki
    Contact Person: Nicholas Rafael
    Email: tuiombeehakinchini@yahoo.com
    Phone No: 206-496-2749
    Address: P.O.Box 75704
    City: Seattle
    State: WA

    Country: United States
    Website Url: https://www.nytimes.com/topic/destination/kenya


    Source: www.PRExhibition.com