The Democrats Witnessed the Generous Hand of George Soros

After a stunt in funding politics in 2004, George Soros enthusiastically made a comeback to the politics arena as a supporter of the Democrats through funding. He devoted over 25 million dollars to the cause as trusted sources noted that he could give even more. According to his political adviser, Mr. Michael Vachon, George has been a constant supporter of the Democratic missions, including religious tolerance, criminal justice, and immigration reforms.

More Funding

At the end of June last year, George funded Priorities USA Action, an initiative that supported Hillary, with $7 million as recorded by FEC filings. The records also indicated $700,000 in funding to various Democratic Party’s committees as well as a $2 million donation to an opposition researcher, the American Bridge 21st Century. Voting Rights Trust, a non-profit organization that fought against voting restrictions by the conservatives, also benefited from a $5 million funding. Another $5 million beneficiary was Immigrant Voters Win that dedicated their efforts to sensitize voters to turn out in large numbers. Vachon also noted that George funded several other committees, such as America Votes, a group that mobilized voters, Planned Parenthood Votes, and the Senate Majority PAC.

George Soros established the Open Society Foundations.

An excellent Incentive

George has enjoyed a friendship of over 25 years with Hillary Clinton, and only his return to active trading made him miss a Democratic convention where Hillary accepted her presidential nomination. His generous giving was viewed as a move that would encourage other activists to extend their hands. It also placed Hillary at a good position to hold her campaigns bravely as well as compete without fear against the Republican.

Background

George Soros roots are in Hungary where he was born. He later left home and started doing menial jobs as a waiter and railway porter. With these jobs, he was able to finance his education at the prestigious London School of Economics. Soros landed a position in the financial sector, working at a merchant bank. In 1969, George Soros relocated to New York where he founded a hedge fund firm, which later assumed the name, Quantum Fund. George gathered vast wealth over the years and without a sign of slowing down, he has continued to make substantial investments through Soros Fund Management. The business boasts of owning assets worth over $30 billion currently.

Philanthropy

After the 2004 funding, George retaliated from supporting politics and concentrated on philanthropy. He has given over $13 billion to non-profit organizations over the last 30 years. His main focus is on worldwide organizations that fight for human rights, support education, enhance easier access to health care, and define the democratic process in Europe. George also played a key role in the establishment of Democracy Alliance, a group meant for liberal donors.

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I Can Trust Betsy DeVos

Currently serving in the Trump administration there is a person who brings hope to us mothers and grandmothers. Betsy DeVos is serving as the 11th United States Secretary of Education. In a time where “Common Core” has taken over our school systems, DeVos is a voice of reason. I for one am looking forward to the changes that will be made in our schools all over America. According to her website, she does not support the Common Core, but “does support high standards and strong accountability.”

Betsy has been active in politics for over 35 years. Normally, I have issues with career politicians, feeling that they lose track of how us “real people” think and feel. Yet as I did some research on our new Secretary of Education I realized this is a woman who believes that our schools are in need of some help. DeVos is an advocate of school choice, school vouchers, and charter schools. Not only has she been a staunch supporter of education, she is a board member of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, and has served as chairwoman for the Alliance for School Choice and Action Institute. She also heads the All Children Matter PAC.

After the recent test results came back for school vouchers in Wisconsin, that showed higher test scores for those who utilized the voucher system, Betsy DeVos said, “Empowering parents with the ability to choose a school that best suits the child’s needs is working in Wisconsin and resulting in students performing better academically.” As a citizen of Wisconsin, I have to agree with her. Children and a good education matter to her.

Read more: http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/01/31/512507538/under-devos-heres-how-school-choice-might-work

I was also impressed with what I found out about her personal life. The DeVos are wealthy, billionaires in fact. Unlike most people, that doesn’t bother me in the least. Good for them. Actually it is good for a lot of people because they are not stingy with their money. They have created the Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation in 1998. As devout Christians, their giving is motivated by their faith. The foundations giving centers around “cultivating leadership, accelerating transformation and leveraging support in five areas, namely education, community, arts, justice, and leadership.” In 2016 alone, their charitable contributions were $11.6 million dollars, bringing their lifetime giving to an outstanding $139 million. This puts them as number 24 on the 2015 Forbes list of “Top Givers.”

So why do I trust Betsy DeVos as our Secretary of Education? She fights to remove barriers when others are doing their best to erect them. Her goal is creating an environment where people are productive and successful, while others strive to keep those in poor situations dependant on outside help.

Lime Crime – The New WOW!

What a great make-up video! I love the fact that Leslie really stuck to what the video is about and showcased all of the different shades of Lime Crime that she has. She has such a great palette to test these colors on as well. So jealous of those full lips! I really had no clue that Lime Crime carried so many different shades of lip velvetines. It’s really got me thinking that I need to get on and order myself a few new ones!

My all time favorite velvetine is Teddy Bear; the Lilac Brown shade. I keep that color with me in my purse and used it on the run all the time. And if I happen to need a different shade later, then swapping out is no trouble. These Lime Crime velvetines do no stain the lips badly.

Lime Crime offers so many different shades; one of my favorite being their “2 Moods Duo”. You girls know what these days is like … this is the perfect shade for those days. A few of my other favorite:

Raven
Beat It
Red Velvet
Fetish
Suedeberry
Alien
Rustic

This is just a small list of the many different rad shades they offer. They also have one brilliant lipstick, offered in shade “New Yolk City”. It is the most wonderful pastel shade of yellow you have ever laid your eyes on! I bet a box on brownies on it!

They also offer a brightly colored assortment of eyeliners and super foil eye colors. If you haven’t ventured out and stepped away from the basic black eye liner, then let me take your hand and lead the way. You must try their “Blue Milk” eyeliner! It has become my new favorite product for my eyes. Something about stepping on the wide side and doing something a little funky just makes a girl feel brand new.

And if you haven’t heard; valued customers, you are all little Unicorns in Doe Deere’s eyes. She is the created and vision behind everything that is wonderful about Lime Crush! And to think just a few years ago, Lime Crime was merely the name of a ebay account!

North Korean Defector Yeonmi Park

Yeonmi Park had to leave North Korea to even understand the meaning of the word freedom. She didn’t understand the word or the concept of freedom. Like most refugees, she was astounded at the sights and sounds of freedom, which to her was most evident in the plentiful food. There was so much food in fact, that the waste involved could feed villages. Park is author of In Order To Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom. She was 13 years old on March 31, 2007 when she crossed the frozen Yalu River into China with her mother. The two crossed China, traveled through the Gobi Desert, to the Mongolian Border, where after a journey lasting years, they flew to South Korea. Detractors are quick with lists of sins and omissions and accusations of them being agents of the United States. Discrepencies and inaccuracies abound, according to Reason.com. There are tens of thousands of North Korean refugees throughout the world. There is concern that the human rights abuses and political persecution these refugees have suffered will be diminished by Yeonmi’s story if it can be disproven. Now 22 years old, the delicate pretty Yeonmi of casey and yeonmi show,stands by the veracity of her story on the Reason saying only that she still has relatives in North Korea, that she was raped during this period of time, and that difficulties with translation were a part of the problem. Both she and her mother were victims of sexual trafficking for two years before they escaped China. They also faced famine on a constant basis all the time they were in North Korea.