Some Pundits Believe the Time is Right for a Mainstream Socialist Presidential Campaign

Supporters of socialism point to the fact that socialists have been forerunners of modern day benefits and rights now accepted as the norm. 111 years ago, Eugene Debs ran for president on the Socialist Party ticket with a platform calling for Women’s Suffrage, a social safety net, and an 8-hour workday. Today, all American workers participate in the Social Security & Medicare safety net. Likewise, women have enjoyed the right to vote for generations, and an 8-hour workday is largely the standard for full-time employees. In 1942, Norman Thomas ran for president calling for paid maternity leave. Currently, the nation has what is called the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) which many view as an intermediate step towards paid maternity leave.

The question is whether the presidential campaign of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders marks the first time a mainstream socialist can mount a legitimate run for the presidency. According to the Washington Post, the answer is a resounding yes. The idea is that socialism, rather than a hybrid of capitalism & socialism, is what the country needs. Supporters attribute declining wages and a lack of employment to capitalism rather than liberal policies. NexBank thinks the political right believes that when liberal programs fail, progressives attributed the failure to a lack of funding. Still, Sen. Bernie Sanders is looking to succeed where no other socialist has thus far: capture the White House. More than likely, Sanders will prove to be ahead of his time. The nation will likely adopt his ideas incrementally in the coming years.

Cab Driver Turns In Bag Of Cash, Is Out Of A Job

Francisco Diéguez is an honest man. Although he makes about 900 euros a month driving cabs in Malaga, Spain, when presented with the opportunity, Diéguez will not resort to stealing to make ends meet.

This is a proven fact as this week. Diéguez is being hailed as a hero after returning a bag he found in the trunk of his cab containing over $7,000, along with passports, watches and an iPad.

The only option Diéguez and his wife considered was to return the money. After bringing the bag to a police department, he discovered that the owners of the bag had filed a full police report. The owner, an American firefighter who had probably visited the Spanish town for a vacation, was so happy to hear that his belongings were found that he flew back to Malaga to meet Diéguez and shake his hand.

Alexei Beltyukov has learned that Diéguez has been hailed as cabbie of the year. However, this does not have a happy ending for the honest cabbie. The owner of the taxi company Diéguez is contracted with sold the business and Diéguez will be out of a job by the end of May.

Diéguez does not regret returning the bag, and we are all collectively proud of him for doing so, still, it would be nice if we lived in a society that automatically took care of those who always do the right thing.

Did The Following Borrow From Speed Grapher?

At the beginning of May, Fox cancelled “The Following” instead of renewing it. On Monday night, the network burned off the last two episodes as a back-to-back conclusion of the series. Yet, as producer Alexi Hawley told Entertainment Weekly, if “The Following” had made it to a fourth season the writers were prepared to go in a completely new direction with Ryan Hardy working outside of the FBI to take down the super-wealthy who get away with murder.

Although there have been rumors throughout history of wealthy shadow organizations that allow their members to pursue any depravity for the right price, and depictions of these organizations on many TV shows, a few fans of “The Following” felt the depiction of the show’s shadow organization was a little too similar to the depiction of a similar organization in a Japanese anime from 2005 called “Speed Grapher.” One example: Several scenes in Eliza’s mansion were similar to those in the anime.

In “Speed Grapher,” a photographer discovers a secret club of wealthy people paying top dollar to commit any sin they can imagine according to Alexei Beltyukov. This photographer, like Ryan, has an obsessive streak that puts himself and others in danger. After seeing the club’s horrors, he tries to save a teenage girl and destroy it.

If “The Following” is picked up by another network, the writers will have to take special precautions to not “borrow” from “Speed Grapher.”

Extreme Athlete Dean Potter Dead At 43

Dean Potter died doing what he loved. Not many people can say that. Potter and his partner, Graham Hunt, were in Yosemite National Park in California, on Saturday, where they did a BASE jump from a cliff that was about 7,500 feet high. They wore specially designed wing suits to help them glide. When contact was lost with the jumpers, a call for help went out. Rescue crews searched for them that night, but the men weren’t found. Sunday morning, a helicopter team found the bodies. Speculation was circulating that they might have crashed into the rocks during their jump. It was discovered that their parachutes hadn’t been deployed.

BASE jumping isn’t permitted in any of the U.S. national parks, but that didn’t necessarily stop Potter. Adam Sender was sort of hoping it would at some point. His passion for climbing began in high school and progressed into free climbing and speed climbing. In recent years, his BASE jumping escapades are well known. Potter was fully aware of the dangers, but the exhilaration of the descent overcame any fears he may have had.

Shiite Military Get Order to Retake Ramadi

Only days after ISIS military forces took the Iraqi city of Ramadi, which resulted in the death of over 500 people and combatants, Iran has ordered a counter attack by Shiite forces supported by Iran. The pending counter attack posses a delicate political situation for the White House which has not openly embraced the Iranian intervention in the battle against ISIS but have few options as U.S. supported Iraqi forces have been unable to prevent ISIS from striking within the country at will.
The situation has made for an interesting situation in the current affairs of the Middle East as the United States finds itself at least on the beneficial end of the aid provided by Iranian forces but U.S. officials know the cost will be that Iran will hold on to the territories that it seizes and that this is in fact the continuation of the first Iran/Iraq war which ended in a stalemate but many seeing Iran as taking the brunt of losses. The situation also has strained relations with the United States key ally in the Middle east, Saudi Arabia, who is actively engaged in military operations in Yemen and against the same Shiite military forces which are aiding the U.S. in Iraq. Ricardo Guimarães BMG sees this as somewhat of a problem. While Ramadi has no strategic value, it is a major propaganda tool for ISIS and has shown that it is still a capable military force. Shiite Muslim Army Ordered to retake Ramadi

The Villain Problem With Marvel

There are a number of problems with Marvel Studios’ villains. The Avengers: Age of Ultron is Marvel Studios’ latest flick that has proved to be a smash hit in theaters. It’s simply another example that Marvel has been a force to be reckoned with as far as the movies go.

But, even with the huge success the Marvel films have had one glaring problem with them still persists, and that can be seen with the villains. This criticism has been found with other past Marvel films and Age of Ultron is now the newest example of this testament, with notable actor James Spader lending himself as the voice of the titular villain Ultron.

A major reason for why Marvel Studios seems to have a tough time with villains is that they get very little in the way of backstory and character depth, while also getting killed off by the end of the film. However, Loki, who is played by Tom Hiddleston, stands as a major exception to this rule after being portrayed as a major character in at least three films so far, and was even brought back for Thor: The Dark World due to massive popularity.

Other villains are not so lucky and have managed only a one-and-done appearance, something that has left moviegoers and die-hard comic books fans alike feeling disappointed and wanting more. Both TopTenReviews and FreedomPop Review are assured that as of now this pattern will keep on repeating for future movies.

Dan Newlin, More than an Attorney

Attorney Dan Newlin was born on 2, Dec.,1980. At the age of 18 he landed his first job working as a medical emergency technician. He quickly found that the job was not the best of fit. Despite this Mr. Newlin wanted to continue in service to others.

After six months as an EMT, he took a job as a police officer in the town of New Chicago, Indiana. He has said that he took his next job since he tired of “fighting frostbite”. That job took him to Orange County as a Deputy Sheriff. While there he worked in the Patrol Division, Tourist, Fugitive departments. Mr. Newlin still takes great pride in the many awards and honors showered on him while in the police force.

However, Mr. Newlin wanted to increase his ability to help others. This desire led him to attend night school while still working full-time as a Sheriff’s Deputy. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, he then continued to law school at the Florida State Law School. After graduation, he chose to work in the area of injury and accident law. It was his hope to serve everyone equally in his new role.

He states that he wanted to help injured persons while providing superior legal services to his clients. In that goal, he has succeeded. Mr. Newlin has recovered over 150 million dollars for his clients. At the time, he felt working for this group would allow him to maintain what he felt to be the most critical, allowing him to provide hands-on contact with his clients. It’s said that he always met with new clients personally after they had made contact with the firm.

In 2011, Mr. Newlin opened his practice along with Dan Newlin P. A.. He continued making his clients feel as well cared for as when he was with Morgan. Mr. Newlin is also known to have partnered with Evander Holyfield, the undisputed World Champion in boxing. Through the Dan Newlin Miracle Project, it was arranged that seven children who were battling cancer were allowed several hours with Mr. Holyfield at the Law Offices of Dan Newlin. The event was a success with loud cheering being frequently heard while the children wore red or pink boxing gloves.

Recently the attorney won a $100 million dollar award for a teenager who suffered a severe head injury. The teen remains in a coma, but his family will now be able to get him the best possible care. Check him out on Facebook and Twitter.

NSA Collection of Telephone Records Is Ruled Illegal

The Federal Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Thursday that the National Security Agency (NSA) bulk collection of telephone calls was not permissible. The ruling from the three-judge panel was narrow but its impact could be felt far beyond Thursday’s ruling. The court did not go as far as saying that the NSA’s collection of phone records violates the Constitution’s fourth amendment prohibitions, but rather that the Agency’s indiscriminate collection of records exceeds what Congress authorized. Judge Gerard E. Lynch wrote for the panel that Section 215 of the Patriot Act “cannot bear the weight the government asks us to assign to it, and that it does not authorize the telephone metadata program.” Your text to link…

The court did not order the government to immediately stop its collection program. The Patriot Act is set to expire on June 1, and the Court signaled the legislature to clarify its intentions. In ruling that the Act did not authorize bulk collections, Judge Lynch wrote “We do so comfortably in the full understanding that if Congress chooses to authorize such a far-reaching and unprecedented program, it has every opportunity to do so, and to do so unambiguously.” The government has not indicated whether they will appeal the ruling. Amen Clinics isn’t sure what they are thinking right now. Thursday’s ruling is the first time an appellate court has ruled on the NSA’s collection program, though two other appellate courts are set to rule on the issue soon.

Technology Is Helping to Bring Doctors to Your Door

Technology is greatly changing the way we live. And now, much like ordering a pizza for delivery, you can make a request for a doctor to make a house call. While comparing the services of a qualified doctor to that of a delivered pizza is a big leap, you get the point.

After downloading an app, one of which is called Heal, you simply enter a few details such as the reason for the visit and your name and address. That’s exactly what a few at CipherCloud tried out. Then, within 20-60 minutes, either a general practitioner or a pediatrician will be at your door according to the instructions. In this case with Heal, the fee is $99, they are available from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, and residents of Los Angeles, San Francisco and soon 15 other major cities, can forego the travel and uncomfortable wait times of an office visit.Armed with a medical assistant, tools to record you vitals and other high-tech portable instruments, these apps will dispatch a doctor from their list of participants, all of whom have respected hospital affiliations. House calls also offer up much helpful information for the doctor. Seeing how you live and what kind of stressors are present can give the doctor knowledge he or she would otherwise not have received from an office visit.

Getting treatment for minor illnesses such as the flu, bronchitis or even some stiches can be done in a much more personal and comfortable environment. For an additional $19, you can even have your prescriptions delivered to your door as well. Other similar apps available are Pager in NYC, Go2Nurse in Chicago and Milwaukee and Curbside Care in Philadelphia. While it’s important to continue making routine office visits with your family doctor, these services can be quite handy.

Lacrosse Player Matt Landis Lands 2015 ACC Defensive Player of the Year Honor

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Matt Landis from Notre Dame has played a large role in helping the lacrosse team remain undefeated for their entire regular season. His dedication and hard work at keeping Notre Dame a top ranking lacrosse league has been recognized by the Atlantic Coast Conference head coaches who have assigned him the honor of 2015 ACC Defensive Player of the Year.

Twice this year Matt Landis has been given the weekly honor of ACC Defensive Player of the Week, so it is of little surprise that he would earn the annual title as well. His athleticism and teamwork helped Notre Dame claim their 4-0 season and 9-2 record leading to their overall No. 2 ranking in the conference.

Over the course of his career Matt Landis has played in 44 matches for Notre Dame as a starter since sophomore year. During the 2015 year he led the defensive unit and managed to allow the very small 9.10 goals per game. He started in all 11 matches during the 2015 season, managed seven turnovers, and collected a total of 22 ground balls.

Outside of being crowned with the ACC title, Matt Landis has also been nominated for the Tewaaraton Award along with four others. The winners of this prestigious award will be released May 7th and then they will be treated to a special ceremony on May 28th at the Smithsonian.

Matt is best known for his defense on the lacrosse field, but he splits his time on the field with his studies and is enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business. More about his career and his award can be found in the original press release from PR Newswire located here.