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ResourcesForLife.com News 201507

ResourcesForLife.com – News 201507 | 31 July 2015 | Friday Dear Friend, Welcome to the July 2015 newsletter. Personal Update. My Personal Update for July is now available. If we’re not already connected on Facebook, I invite you to Like my page and also visit my AboutGregJohnson.com website. Writings. Most of my writings this past month have been on the ResourcesForLife.com home page and through the ResourcesForLife.com affiliate websites. Here are some highlights: HP Officejet Pro 8630 e-All-in-One Printer Setup and Support HP Instant Ink: Ink replacement subscription service savings may be overstated Resisting the Fat Acceptance Movement Breaking News: Barack Obama Goes to Prison Heart Songs. This month’s Heart Songs selection is Fight Song by Rachel Platten. A music video of the song is below. Note: If an ad appears overlaid on the video, feel free to click the little gray ‘x’ box in the top right corner of the ad to remove it. Thanks. I want to thank the global team of volunteers, contributors, and workers “behind the scenes” who help make all this possible. I’m very grateful to the many people who continue to uphold and advance the mission of Resources for Life. Thanks again for your support. Please let me know if there is any way that Resources for Life can serve you better. Regards, Greg Greg Johnson, Director ResourcesForLife.com “Resources for Better Living” Internet: http://www.resourcesforlife.com/g E-Mail: g @ resourcesforlife.com (without spaces) Postal: PO Box 2717, Iowa City, IA 52244-2717 USA Phone: (319) 621-4911 Facebook: Facebook.com/resourcesforlife.page Twitter: Twitter.com/resources4life Monthly Newsletter: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/resourcesforlifenews/ Subscribe. Enter your email address below and click the Join Now button to be notified when the latest ResourcesForLife.com newsletter is available. Copyright &... read more

Breaking News: Barack Obama Goes to Prison…

On 16 July 2015, President Barack Obama became the first sitting president in U.S. history to visit a federal prison. A video of his statement is below. “These are young people who made mistakes that aren’t that different than the mistakes I made and the mistakes that a lot of you guys made. The difference is they did not have the kinds of support structures, the second chances, the resources that would allow them to survive those mistakes.” — President Obama after visiting the federal prison in El Reno, Oklahoma: http://go.wh.gov/ElReno Key Points What’s significant about the President’s message is that it represents not just a call for prison reform, but a call for thought reform and social reform: Prison Reform. The president expressed concern about the dangers caused by overcrowding in prisons. He noted that offering college degrees and jobs training is a positive step toward positive and successful reentry integrating people back into becoming productive members of society. Justice Reform. The president emphasized the need for diversion programs and a more effective justice system that doesn’t produce the highest rates of incarceration in the world. He suggested that non-violent crimes such as drug use shouldn’t be punished with decades or life in prison. Thought Reform. We tend to look around in our country at the incarceration crisis and think it’s normal. Yet, as we start to look around the world, we realize that what’s happening here isn’t normal. We need to do some soul searching to find out how our justice system and incarceration rates can be more representative of civilized developed countries. We’re currently doing worse... read more

Resisting the Fat Acceptance Movement

Fat Fact FACT: If you’re obese, you need to loose weight or else you’ll be at risk of shortening your life by eight years, and diminishing the quality of the years you have left. This is a message we don’t hear much anymore. For the sake of political correctness, and out of fear of offending anyone, we’re not just silent when it comes to obesity. We’re creating a culture where obesity is seen as beautiful. Yet, in reality, sickness and premature death isn’t beautiful. There’s a fine line between acceptance of obesity and promoting or enabling an unhealthy lifestyle. We can accept people they way they are, while at the same time having hope that they can be better. We accept someone who is a smoker, but hope, for their sake, that they can quit one day. In every area of life, for ourselves and others, this is a positive outlook: “I’m okay today. Tomorrow I can be better.” Research suggests we need as much motivation and support as possible: “According to the study, morbidly obese men have a 1 in 1,290 chance of slimming down while women fared better with a 1 in 677 chance.” (Source) Given that the chances of success are slim, it’s even more important to be motivated to lose weight rather than hear a message reinforcing people to stay as they are. Obesity is Big Business Obesity is big business. Larger people produce larger profits. Big people pay big money for their big food, large-sized clothing, oversized furniture, accessibility modifications, and healthcare. Industries have grown up around the obesity epidemic in the United States, and... read more

Donald Trump Reference and Resource Page

The Political Resource Group is a non-partisan public interest group that offers reference information on various candidates. Donald Trump has entered the 2016 presidential race as a Republican candidate. This page offers some speeches and interviews for reference and research. Content is organized chronologically on this page with the most recent at the top. Updates and additional content will be added over time. Streamed live on Jul 11, 2015 (FOX 10 Phoenix). LIVE coverage of the #StandWithTrumpAZ event! GOP Presidential hopeful Donald Trump will give a speech on illegal immigration among other topics at The Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Due to high ticket demand, Trump was forced to move the event from The Biltmore Resort. We will have live coverage inside and outside of the venue. From #StandWithTrumpAZ enthusiasts to #DumpTrump protesters. Video starts at 1:45:30.  Published on Jul 10, 2015 (PSB Satellite). Donald Trump California Press Conference with the families of people killed by illegal aliens. Published on Jul 8, 2015. Donald Trump sat down with Katy Tur to discuss his presidential campaign. Published on Jul 8, 2015 (CNN AC360). Donald Trump says he “can’t guarantee” that all of the workers he employs have legal status in the United States and said that if he were to discover any illegal immigrants working for him, “We would get rid of them immediately.” In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, the billionaire businessman and Republican presidential candidate addressed questions about a recent report that there are illegal immigrants working at the Old Post Office Pavilion construction site in Washington, which Trump is converting into a luxury hotel. Wednesday, July 8, 2015.... read more

Donald Trump: “I love the Mexican people. I love Mexico.”

On June 25, Donald Trump was quoted in an interview on Noticiero Telemundo stating: “I love the Mexican people. I love Mexico. I’ve had tremendous relationships with Mexico for many many years, and frankly that’s very important to me.” This seems to be Donald Trump’s clearly stated position and view regarding the Mexican people. Unfortunately, this statement of his didn’t make it into the mainstream media, because news reporters, journalists, and the public were obsessing over a misquoted, out of context, and misinterpreted statement that Trump made a week earlier. On June 16, Donald Trump made the following comments about a small subset of undocumented ‘illegal’ Mexican immigrants: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. [Pointing to people in the crowd as an example.] They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” A video clip of Trump’s speech that aired on the Daily Show, was edited to depict Trump saying: “When Mexico sends its people, they are not sending their best… They’re rapists, and some I assume are good people.” (source @ 7:08) That modified video clip was played repeatedly. Other media outlets did the same thing in misreporting Trump’s words. The Daily Beast referred to Trump’s words as “the ‘Mexicans are rapists’ comments.'” So, Trump’s statement was ultimately conveyed by the media and heard by the public as: “Donal Trump thinks all Mexican immigrants are drug dealers, murderers, criminals, and rapists.” That’s obviously not what Trump was saying. He is saying that people who... read more

ResourcesForLife.com News 201506

ResourcesForLife.com – News 201506 | 30 June 2015 | Tuesday Dear Friend, Welcome to the June 2015 newsletter. Last month, the ResourcesForLife.com website was redesigned. This mostly impacts the home page layout, with other pages having a slight design change. Personal Update. My Personal Update for June is now available. If we’re not already connected on Facebook, I invite you to Like my page and also visit my AboutGregJohnson.com website. Writings. Most of my writings this past month have been on the ResourcesForLife.com home page and through the ResourcesForLife.com affiliate websites such as IowaCityTechnologyServices.com and IowaCityWebDesignArtist.com. Heart Songs. This month’s Heart Songs selection is Galliyan the Unplugged Acoustic Full Song by Shraddha Kapoor with Ankit Tiwari from the movie Ek Villain. A music video of the song is below. Note: If an ad appears overlaid on the video, feel free to click the little gray ‘x’ box in the top right corner of the ad to remove it. Below is an alternate version of the song. The video below provides the phoneticized lyrics for the song. Thanks. I want to thank the global team of volunteers, contributors, and workers “behind the scenes” who help make all this possible. I’m very grateful to the many people who continue to uphold and advance the mission of Resources for Life. Thanks again for your support. Please let me know if there is any way that Resources for Life can serve you better. Regards, Greg Greg Johnson, Director ResourcesForLife.com “Resources for Better Living” Internet: http://www.resourcesforlife.com/g E-Mail: g @ resourcesforlife.com (without spaces) Postal: PO Box 2717, Iowa City, IA 52244-2717 USA Phone: (319) 621-4911 Facebook: Facebook.com/resourcesforlife.page Twitter: Twitter.com/resources4life Monthly Newsletter: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/resourcesforlifenews/ Subscribe. Enter your email address below... read more

Rachel Dolezal: Embellished Improvisational Storytelling

In June 2015, Rachel Dolezal became the focus of a media firestorm and ferocious public criticism as the truth about her biological-birth-race was disclosed. The public response was similar to that when a person posing as a woman is discovered to be someone who was born a man. While public reactions to transgender identity has changed in recent years, the reaction to Dolezal’s claim to ‘transracial identity’ was visceral. Dolezal wasn’t living out her identity in obscurity. She was the head of a local NAACP chapter and had received scholarship funds based on being black. In interviews, Dolezal explains that growing she felt out of place in her white body and uncomfortable with the narrative that was forced upon her. She describes how she would use a brown crayon whenever drawing pictures of herself, and would make her hair black and curly. Dolezal has said she was born in, and lived in, a teepee; recounting hunting for food with bow and arrow. She had apparently spoken of a time when her family moved to South Africa, making a connection with her roots there. She shares what it was like later in life to be described as bi-racial or trans-racial. She says she felt her identity was really black and not white at all. Because Rachel Dolezal seems to have spoken falsely on some topics (explained below), it’s hard for the public to be fully trusting with regard to her racial identity claims. This article and the associated resources provided here aren’t intended to advance any position or conclusion regarding Rachel Dolezal. The information offered here is simply for reference purposes and further reading similar... read more

Soccer Field Powered by Solar and Kinetic Energy #STEM

“Under the project, sponsored by Royal Dutch Shell, around 200 energy-capturing tiles developed by British startup Pavegen were installed the width and breadth of the field and covered by a layer of AstroTurf. Working in conjunction with solar panels also installed around the field, the player-powered tiles feed electricity to a system of floodlights overhead.” (source) Below are videos about this initiative. Like this:Like... read more

Uber Driver Signup Guide and Resources Page

Sign Up To signup as a driver with Uber, follow these steps: Go to https://get.uber.com/drive/ When you complete the form, provide Invite Code HNFD9UE which will give you a $100 bonus for signing up. The signup process will walk you through the rest of what’s needed. You’ll need to provide your financial and banking information in order to receive payments. To do so, visit https://vault.uber.com What You’ll Need To become a driver, you’ll need to provide the following: Social Security Number for a background check. Photo of Driver’s License Photo of your car’s vehicle registration. Photo of your car’s proof of insurance form. Exterior photos of your car on the driver’s side, passenger side, and from behind. Interior photo of your car’s back seat. Rewards Bonuses You can earn reward bonuses by referring friends to Uber. Usually this is about $100 per person who signs up, but you may get an introductory offer for as much as $500 per person signing up. Watch the Training Video for Drivers You’ll be required to watch the Uber training video for drivers. This helps you become familiar with the app and the proper procedures for providing rides through Uber. Reader Feedback & Comments One of our readers posted this comment that inspired us to add a Q&A section below: “Never gonna happen. Not even going to dl the app. First, the insurance the regular driver has is NOT commercial insurance and you are NOT covered as a passenger when money changes hands. They get in an accident and you are injured? You have to sue them, a poor broke joe average trying to make... read more

ResourcesForLife.com News 201505

ResourcesForLife.com – News 201505 | 31 May 2015 | Sunday Dear Friend, Welcome to the May 2015 newsletter. This past month, the ResourcesForLife.com website was redesigned. This mostly impacts the home page layout, with other pages having a slight design change. This month’s update will be brief. Personal Update. My Personal Update for May is now available. If we’re not already connected on Facebook, I invite you to Like my page and visit my AboutGregJohnson.com website. Writings. Most of my writings this past month have been on the ResourcesForLife.com home page and through the ResourcesForLife.com affiliate websites such as IowaCityTechnologyServices.com and IowaCityWebDesignArtist.com. Heart Songs. This month’s Heart Songs selection is “Vivir Mi Vida” by Marc Anthony. Note: If an ad appears overlaid on the video, feel free to click the little gray ‘x’ box in the top right corner of the ad to remove it. Thanks. I want to thank the global team of volunteers, contributors, and workers “behind the scenes” who help make all this possible. I’m very grateful to the many people who continue to uphold and advance the mission of Resources for Life. Thanks again for your support. Please let me know if there is any way that Resources for Life can serve you better. Regards, Greg Greg Johnson, Director ResourcesForLife.com “Resources for Better Living” Internet: http://www.resourcesforlife.com/g E-Mail: g @ resourcesforlife.com (without spaces) Postal: PO Box 2717, Iowa City, IA 52244-2717 USA Phone: (319) 621-4911 Facebook: Facebook.com/resourcesforlife.page Twitter: Twitter.com/resources4life Monthly Newsletter: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/resourcesforlifenews/ Subscribe. Enter your email address below and click the Join Now button to be notified when the latest ResourcesForLife.com newsletter is available. Copyright & License Notification. Until a better system is found or developed, this... read more

This is why free college education actually costs society nothing.

Recently I posted a story on Facebook about a program started in Tennessee that provides free community college education to all residents. Over 35,000 students have already applied for the program, and more will apply again this year. One of my conservative Republican friends promptly posted the comment, “Who actually pays for it?” which was to suggest that nothing is free and ultimately we as tax payers will pay for others to get an education. The topic of free community college has been in the news lately. On 8 January 2015, Barack Obama announced his goal to provide free college education. This was a major topic in his State of the Union speech. More recently, Bernie Sanders has introduced legislation to make college and university education free. So, in recent months, conservative Republicans have developed a knee-jerk reaction against any suggestion of free higher education, presuming such proposals are a form of socialism. What liberals and conservatives forget is that it was the conservative Republican governor, Bill Haslam, who in 2014 initiated and implemented a free community college program in Tennessee. So, meanwhile, as Tennessee gets smarter and wealthier, we’re all still arguing about the feasibility of free public education. Eppie Lederer (Ann Landers) is attributed with saying, “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance” — presumably she meant that an uneducated society is very expensive to maintain and govern. Unemployment, poverty, crime, and incarceration are costly. To my friend who asked about the cost of education, I explained it this way. Investing in education is sort of like Tax Increment Financing (TIF). The state makes a relatively small investment up front, and... read more

Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain Bread from Food for Life

Note: The following information is drawn from several Food for Life web pages in an effort to consolidate it in one place. It is provided here for your convenience. In our promotion of their products, we’re frequently referencing this material.   Quick Links Ezekiel 4:9 Original Bread Facebook – Food for Life Food for Life Website Pinterest – Food for Life Twitter – Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Bread Introduction Ezekiel 4:9 ® Sprouted Grain Bread is inspired by the Holy Scripture verse: “Take also unto thee Wheat, and Barley, and beans, and lentils, and millet, and Spelt, and put them in one vessel, and make bread of it…” Ezekiel 4:9 ® We discovered when these six grains and legumes are sprouted and combined, an amazing thing happens. A complete protein is created that closely parallels the protein found in milk and eggs. In fact, the protein quality is so high, that it is 84.3% as efficient as the highest recognized source of protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids. There are 18 amino acids present in this unique bread – from all vegetable sources – naturally balanced in nature. Ezekiel 4:9 ® Bread, made from freshly sprouted organically grown grains, is naturally flavorful and bursting with nutrients. Rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and natural fiber with no added fat. Try it served warm to release its exceptionally rich nutty flavor. This Biblical Bread is Truly the Staff of Life High Fiber Sprouted Grains Vegan Diabetic Friendly Ingredients Organic Sprouted Wheat, Filtered Water, Organic Sprouted Barley, Organic Sprouted Millet, Organic Malted Barley, Organic Sprouted Lentils, Organic Sprouted Soybeans, Organic... read more

Ex Machina: A Movie About Human Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Below are trailers for Ex Machina as well as links to more information. IMDB Official Website Rotten Tomatoes Wikipedia Official Trailer Ex Machina | Official Trailer HD | A24 Ex Machina | Implications | Official HD Trailer 3 | A24 Ex_Machina Interview Special | Film4 | Interview Ex Machina | Examining Our Fear of Artificial Intelligence Ex Machina Featurette – The Making of Ava (2015) – Alicia Vikander, Domhall Gleeson Sci-Fi Movie HD Like this:Like... read more

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao Historic Fight on 2 May 2015

In what promises to be one of the biggest boxing events in history, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather prepare to fight on 2 May 2015. Boxing is an intensely competitive high contact sport, which makes these press conference comments by Pacquiao and Mayweather so unique. Mayweather expresses gratitude to Filipino fans of Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao wants to go out to lunch and have a visit with Mayweather after the fight. Floyd “Money” Mayweather Highlight / Tribute (2014) – Produced by StillW1ll (SW) HBO Boxing Presents: MAYWEATHER/PACQUIAO: AT LAST Mayweather/Pacquiao: The Legends Speak Conversations with boxers who have fought both Mayweather and Pacquiao. HBO Presents: Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Final Press Conference – Wednesday April 29 4pm ET/1pm PT Graffiti of Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao Below are photos of a graffiti mural street art that was painted on a wall in Iowa City. Click any image for a larger gallery view. Like this:Like... read more

Disney’s Tomorrowland – Athena (Video Trailers)

Summary Tomorrowland is a Disney movie based on a story line where all the greatest minds in the world collaborate to make the world a better place. The film is scheduled to launch on 22 May 2015. Below are some resource links for the movie. Disney Movie Page Facebook IMDB Official Movie Website TakeMeToTomorrowland.com – Interactive exploration website. Wikipedia Trailers Disney’s Tomorrowland – Athena Disney’s Tomorrowland – Featurette 1 (Cast) Disney’s Tomorrowland – Featurette 2 (Walt Disney) Disney’s Tomorrowland Trailer #1 Disney’s Tomorrowland Trailer #2 Disney’s Tomorrowland Trailer #3 Tomorrowland Big Game Special Look Images Below are some images from the trailers. Click any image for a larger gallery view. Like this:Like... read more

ResourcesForLife.com News 201504

ResourcesForLife.com – News 201504 | 30 April 2015 | Thursday Dear Friend, Welcome to the April 2015 newsletter. At the end of April, finishing out the month, the website was redesigned. This mostly impacts the home page layout, with other pages having a slight design change. This month’s update will be brief. Most of the news for this month is reported in my personal update for April. Personal Update. My Personal Update for April is now available. If we’re not already connected on Facebook, I invite you to Like my page and visit my AboutGregJohnson.com website. Writings. Most of my writings this past month have been through the ResourcesForLife.com affiliate websites such as IowaCityTechnologyServices.com, IowaCityArchitecture.com, and my AboutGregJohnson.com website. Heart Songs. This month’s Heart Songs selection is “Let it Go” (from the movie Frozen) performed by Demi Lovato. Note: If an ad appears overlayed on the video, feel free to click the little gray ‘x’ box in the top right corner of the ad to remove it. Thanks. I want to thank the global team of volunteers, contributors, and workers “behind the scenes” who help make all this possible. I’m very grateful to the many people who continue to uphold and advance the mission of Resources for Life. Thanks again for your support. Please let me know if there is any way that Resources for Life can serve you better. Regards, Greg Greg Johnson, Director ResourcesForLife.com “Resources for Better Living” Internet: http://www.resourcesforlife.com/g E-Mail: g @ resourcesforlife.com (without spaces) Postal: PO Box 2717, Iowa City, IA 52244-2717 USA Phone: (319) 621-4911 Facebook: Facebook.com/resourcesforlife.page Twitter: Twitter.com/resources4life Monthly Newsletter: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/resourcesforlifenews/ Subscribe. Enter your email address below and click the Join Now button to be notified... read more

Hijab and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Nuns

Through the years, many religions have prescribed specific clothing and head covering for practitioners of the faith. Groups sometimes use clothing as a mark of uniqueness or distinction for their specific sect of a religion. Religious clothing is sometimes included with other symbols of faith to present a romanticized alluring old-world portrayal of religious life. Various traditional aspects of religious life are usually respected and considered off-bounds for insensitive and harsh criticism. One way of self examining our own criticism of others is to consider if we’re using selective criticism and differing standards when judging others. With regard to Islam, there has been criticism of women’s clothing even though it closely resembles clothing of women in other religious traditions. This suggests that the criticism of Islamic women’s clothing may be rooted in a bias against Islam rather than concern about clothing. Some images below show Muslim women’s clothing compared to that of nuns. Other than the facial covering, the style is similar — being dressed in black from head to toe with arms covered.   ___________ Note: The title of this article is a play on words referencing the book by Steven Covey titled “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” The cartoon below makes a similar reference. Those unfamiliar with Steven Covey’s book may not get the connection. When thinking up a clever saying or quote, it’s always interesting to do a Google search on it to see if anyone else has come up with the same phrase. This is how the cartoon below was discovered. Like this:Like... read more

Amazon – “Reinvent Happy Hour: Stay Home, Drink, and Watch TV”

A recent Amazon ad suggests staying home as an alternative to socializing with friends at Happy Hour. The ad shows a woman at home, sitting on her couch alone, with a glass of wine in one hand and a remote in the other. Click the image below for a larger view. While some alone time can be good, a trend toward anti-social behavior and drinking alone can be a problem: “A person who drinks alone is putting themselves at risk of developing a substance abuse problem and of increasing the problems they are facing. They are isolating themselves from others, magnifying problems with friends and family and denying that they have a problem.” (Source: AlcoholRehab.com) Drinking aside, seeking out television rather than people in the real world can have undesirable side effects: “Every hour of TV watching shortens life by 22 minutes,” The Telegraph, 15 August 2011 “Study: Watching too much TV could lead to early death,” USA Today, 25 June 2014 “Watching too much TV could shorten your life,” CBS News, 25 June 2014 While Amazon is promoting sedentary behavior in this ad, they are also selling the medical equipment you’ll need after contracting the diseases and health complications that come from that lifestyle. Everything you love, now on your TV Google advertises their Chromecast device with the statement, “Everything you love, now on your TV.” As with Amazon’s ad, this is a similar romanticization of how technology and content providers can fill our need for love. In science fiction films, a popular image is the portrayal of people being ‘glued to the tube’ and somehow being controlled,... read more

Burka Avenger: “Justice, peace and education for all!”

In this new animated adventure series, a young Muslim woman with superpowers becomes “Burka Avenger.” Explaining her mission, she states, “Now, I use my powers for good. I stand for justice, peace and education for all. I fight against the forces of tyranny and ignorance… because I am Burka Avenger!” Al Jazeera says Burka Avenger is “Like no other superhero before her.” With English subtitles, you can practice your Hindi while enjoying this award winning action animation. Originally broadcast in Urdu, the Indian version will be dubbed in English, Hindi, Telugu and Tamil, in order to maximize its reach. She is perhaps the first superhero fighting to promote education for all, but we have some real life Muslim women on a similar mission. In 2009, Queen Rania of Jordan launched 1GOAL and proclaimed that she wants to provide education for every child on the planet. Queen Rania is not alone. Others, like Malala Yousafzai are also actively campaigning for equal access to education. Below are two episodes from the series. Visit Burka Avenger on Facebook or BurkaAvenger.com. Episode 1 – Burka Avenger Prevents a School Closing The first episode of the Burka Avenger, Season 01. In this episode Vadero Pajero and Baba Bandook conspire to shut down the girls school. Burka Avenger comes to the rescue and saves the day. Episode 2 – Burka Avenger Fights Polio Evil Baba Bandook kidnaps the polio health worker and steals the polio vaccines and hides them in the mammoth clock tower with the help of his giant robot (Roobot Zalminator). The dangerous polio virus is detected in Halwapur city and children are at risk. Burka... read more

In Kuwait There are no Taxes, but Education and Healthcare are Provided

“The government really takes care of people there. You don’t worry about taxes. The government gives all citizens cash wedding gifts. You get about $12,000 as a wedding gift. Half of it is actually a present from the Emir of Kuwait. He gives you a present. The other half is a non-interest loan. Also, free education up to the university level. Free medical care. If you get sick, and the hospitals in Kuwait cannot take care of you… they will ship you off to Mayo Clinic or wherever you have to go, all expenses paid. They will even pay for your living expenses if you like. That’s why we consider ourselves to be wealthy because we don’t have to worry about these things. … We have 67 percent of the graduates from Kuwait University are women.” ~ Zain Al Subah, on the Oprah Winfrey Show Like this:Like... read more

1.5 Million Syrian Refugees in Jordan Represent 25% of Population #Jordan @RHCJO

About Jordan, with a population of 6.5 million, is smaller than New York City (with 8.4 million people). Yet, Jordan now has over 1.5 million Syrian refugees as well as refugees from other countries who are fleeing violence and war. These refugees represent about 25% of Jordan’s population, and the country is now struggling with providing the needed food, shelter, education, employment, and other necessary resources. In the video above, King Abdullah II of Jordan discusses this and other challenges in the region. Like this:Like... read more
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