When Bill Clinton first took the presidency, before his swearing-in ceremony, Hillary Clinton the first lady to be was interviewed by the New York Times, and he noted as the first thing President Bill Clinton should work on was his love for fatty foods. She further admitted her love for chocolate, which was her husband’s worst meal. This almost took their marriage to rocks. During the interview, she, at one point admitted that he added more than 20 pounds in a short span and it really affected his weight. She had to encourage him to eat right and watch the quantities. The results were amazing.
The introduction of gas burning smoker is the ideal change in ensuring the President check on his diet and watch on his weight- maintain or reduce it. The gas burning smokers(www.seriouslysmoked.com/traeger-vs-green-mountain-grills-review) prepare food using a smoking method. It maintains the flavor of the food and does not need any extra fat in preparation like frying. There is no contact of food with the low temperatures from the gas smokers. This reduces the number of chemicals added to foods to prepare it.
No addition of chemicals
Instead of using oil, water as a liquid is ideal for maintaining its nutritive value, and for it to cook longer. There is surely the President eats clean and healthy meals.
Like the Electric Smoker it is affordable and preparation is simple- a burger love may not want longer hours in food preparation.
Free from Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)
Smoked food is free from PAH which is linked to cancer cells- a global menace for all races and ages. Some of additives and preservatives are linked to these chemicals. Smoking as a cooking method is also a preservative. If President Clinton opts for the smokers, he is sure of consuming fresh food with no chemicals or preservatives ideal for his health considering his age. Recent research by The Environment Protection Agency proves that the chemical is one of the major causes of premature aging. We would love to see the former President jovial to offer advice to the incumbent and future presidents of the United States of America. It is also the joy of the wife Hillary Clinton.
Easier and faster in operation
Unlike traditional smokers which are cumbersome to use, the gas smoker is simple with all instructions to accompany the manual for a quick fix meat bite instead of a burger from his favorite food fries store to get his favorite burger.
The smoked meal can incorporate a balanced diet recommended for human consumption. Once the meal is smoked, the vegetables are added as a sandwich, the fact that they are not exposed to heat, the nutritive value is maintained.
The health benefits the gas-burning smokers has to offer the former President is awesome. It brings a complete change in diet, which means he can maintain or reduce weight because of eating clean and healthy diet. This will be the joy of Hillary Clinton- the President’s wife.
President Obama recognized Neil Patel as a top 100 entrepreneur
President of the United States of America recognized Neil Patel among the top 100 entrepreneurs. This comes after numerous recognitions in online marketing which include
- Top website influencer by the Wall Street journal
- Top 10 online entrepreneurs by Forbes
- Top 100 brilliant company designers by Entrepreneur Magazine
- Top 100 entrepreneurs under 35 years by the United Nations
- The United States of America house of representative gave him honorary recognition
Who is Neil Patel?
These are just among some of the awards and recognition Neil has received. His success has not come on a Silverplate he has worked for it as he quotes. “you fail when you stop working always try and never give up…” The 32 year England born says entrepreneurship has been his passion since birth. The middle lifestyle the Indian family had because of simple jobs by his parents was the first motivating factor towards his entrepreneurship career. He attributes his entrepreneurship skills from his maternal Uncles who ran businesses and employed his parents.
The onset of his entrepreneurship
The average lifestyle was the first drive towards entrepreneurship. He sold CDs in school- John F. Kennedy high school because he saw the cousin make money but it did not yield much. He saw a gap in children who bought second-hand spares to fix their cars. He sold the parts to them and made good money. Ever since he has been able to create and venture into various mere jobs but that was a stepping-stone for better things to come. He sold vacuums among the middle-income earners in America; it did not succeed. He admits the reason he jumped from one business to the other is he was trying to find his passion. Finally, with a brother in law they decided to create Crazy Egg- a company which offers consultancy for internet and website needs. They made good money out of it nut they have also invested a lot in it. The moral lesson: you cannot make millions when you invest hundreds.
The future of crazy Egg is bright but he does not stop there. He has invested in a brick business, stock markets, apartments, venture capitals, website creations and CRM tools like Infusionsoft, it can be affordable. He even opened KissMetrics for website development and consultancy. This shows they took advantage of technology craze to develop new businesses and provide business solutions, which solves internet problems.
Unlike many entrepreneurs, once they make a lot of profit they change their lifestyle. For Patel, despite handling millions of Dollars before the age of 30, he maintained a simple lifestyle while investing surplus on other unrelated business. Business lesson: Invest in various businesses to give you a financial base during the tough times when your mainstream business is on its knees.
Patel future in Entrepreneurship
He has defined his niche on technology business and used that to provide various solutions in the technology industry. Once passionate about something, read and take risks in reducing any business gap.
Entrepreneurial Marketing: Insights from Neil… by meiniesting
President Obama’s love for dogs was first in the public limelight when he promised his two daughters Sasha and Malia a pet dog once he won the elections. Indeed, it happened. The journey towards getting the dog began and landed in Bo. Bo- the white house dog has been a companion more to the first family but more so to the wife Michelle Obama more than the daughters.
Bo appears in various public forums and many frequent visitors of the white house have had a chance to see and watch it play and run around his master. Michelle admits it is the first son of the family. He occupies Obama’s space in bed when he is away. Although it was meant for the daughters, it has found comfort in the first lady.
Barrack Obama in his victory speech for the second term and subsequent speeches had adversely mentioned Bo; a clear indication of the love for the dog
You offer extra care for something you love. Bo visits the top dog salons for hair treatments and beautification accompanied by the white house groundsman support staff. He even takes a holiday to the best destinations to interact with other dogs. A key one in the public domain is the standing ovation it received holiday makers with their dogs at Martha’s vineyard. The pet has visited Hawaii among other holiday destinations. Bo’s food is definitely the best. Bo, Obama’s pet dog will surely love pineapple. Can the dog eat and be with Obama? Of course, Bo is part of Obama’s family. The president is a busy guy but he will never forget to have a quality time with Bo.
The pet celebrates his birthday on October 9 of every year, his fourth birthday was in the public limelight through a YouTube video which went viral. The pet originates from the Portuguese water dogs as a gift from a couple whose husband is a senator. It was brought to white house when it was six months old. There has been pressure from the Portuguese water dogs to acquire a new one but the first family is comfortable with Bo.
There are several books written about the dog, which has given the dog brand demand for their dogs, which costs between $1500-$3000 depending on age and size. “Which puppy and the first pub” are among the famous books written about the dog. We cannot forget to mention cover pages of magazines, which has featured the first pet. During the first term, Bo got the opportunity to dine with the high and mighty, which he is used to. White house visitors admit the discipline Bo has even in taking instructions. It cannot jump on the sofa without permission. What a pet! Dogs better be at home than in a street!
The first couple takes turns to walk the pet around the white house yard. Michele walks it early morning while the president walks it in the evening after daily work.
Despite the busy schedule the POTUS has, he has time to talk and play with Bo, a clear sign of the love for Bo and pets in general. Bo- the mama’s boy as it is popularly referred to by the white house staff, the first lady admits it is her first son now that he has daughters.
One catch is that the data did not include bonus pay.
Government workers are drastically overpaid in the eyes of many in the United States, but do they really know exactly how much some federal employees are earning? If they did, would this perception become better or worse?
Perhaps if the actual figures of top government officials were known by those exact people, the outlook of federal workers would be tainted even more than it already is at this point.
Well, now there’s an updated, decent sample size across the board and the actual amounts won’t install any change of heart to those who view those very employees as pocketing far too much money.
Last year, thousands of government workers pulled in an astronomical six-figures, many of whom worked for agencies that were caught up in scandals and don’t exactly hold the trust of the American people.
Using a partial database of federal salary data, National Journal found there were at least 17,000 federal employees who earned more than $200,000 in 2014. Additionally, 1,600 federal employees took home over $300,000 in base salary. Two workers, Veterans Affairs doctors in Pittsburgh, Pa. and Palo Alto, Calif., pulled in more than $400,000.
Most of the high earners worked as medical officers at the Veterans Affairs Department. Other agencies that require a highly specialized workforce paid several employees at least $200,000; these included the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and the Securities and Exchange Commission, writes the National Journal.
One catch is that the data did not include bonus pay. This alone is enough to increase the figures of the most highly-paid at the scandal-plagued VA. Despite the phony wait lists for veteran care combined with the tragic deaths, millions of dollars were given out to officials who oversaw many of the hospitals.
To put this figure into greater perspective, the median household income in America stood at $51,017 in 2012, which was a slight reduction from $51,100 in 2011. That’s a significant gap between those 17,000 federal employees pumping 200 grand into their bank accounts and the median household income in the United States.
“I think I’m probably the most transparent person in public life.”
In early December, the AP ran a story speaking of how the State Department refuses to release records of Hillary Clinton during her tenure as Secretary of State — one FOIA request submitted even dated back four years.
Now, with information surfacing of how Clinton used a non-governmental email address while serving as Secretary of State which many experts say could very well have broken transparency rules its important to step back and look how this adds up to what she promised in the past on that exact front.
1. Hillary 2008: I think I’m probably the most transparent person in public life.
2. Hillary 2008: Wanted a presumption of openness in government
3. Hillary 2008: I want to have a much more transparent government
Midterms are turning out to be pretty interesting
The 2014 midterm elections are right around the corner, and perhaps one of the most intriguing aspects of this cycle is that it has the potential to be the first on many fronts from the first time an African-American wins a Senate seat in the South via popular election all the way to the first transgender congresswoman.
Ballotpedia, a non-partisan online encyclopedia about American politics and elections, has put together an extensive chronicle on how this election is unlike many others before it. The following is what they pieced together.
On the Gender front:
Ninety-four years after women were granted the right to vote, several are hoping to become the first females to hold various government offices. Three women Martha Coakley (D), Mary Burke (D) and Susan Wismer (D) are seeking to become the first female governors of their states Massachusetts, Wisconsin and South Dakota, respectively. Republican Joni Ernst or Democrat Staci Appel could become the first woman elected to either chamber of Congress from Iowa. Meanwhile, the race to fill Jay Rockefellers U.S. Senate seat in West Virginia will almost certainly result in voters sending a woman to the Senate for the first time in the states history. Though seven candidates are running, including those of several minor parties, the real battle is between Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, from West Virginias 2nd Congressional District, and Democratic West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant.
Race and Religion:
Tim Scott (R) was appointed to the United States Senate to succeed South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint (R) in January 2013. If elected to this position in November, Scott will become the first African-American to win a Senate seat via popular election in the South. He already holds the distinction of being the first black member of the Senate from the South since Reconstruction. If Scott wins his race and New Jerseys Cory Booker (D) is successful in his re-election bid, it will mark the first time in history that two African-Americans are simultaneously serving in the Senate as the result of popular election. Both men are favored to win their races by sizable margins.
In Utah, Mia Love (R) is hoping to represent the states 4th District on Capitol Hill. If her bid is successful, she will become the first black female Republican elected to Congress. This would mark a first not just for the state, but also for the country, as a black female has never been elected to either chamber on the Republican ticket.
Siddique Malik (D) is running to represent District 36 in the Kentucky State Senate. He will become the first Muslim to serve in the state legislature if he wins his race. Malik, who emigrated from Pakistan over 40 years ago, said, Donald Trump is not going to come here and ask me for my birth certificate, because it’s in a language that he probably does not know… this will be an election campaign based on issues, and that’s the way Democracy works, and that’s the way it’s gonna work in [District] 36.
Sexual Preference and Identity:
The Republican Party could welcome its first openly gay congressman this fall if one or both men win their respective races. In Massachusetts, Richard Tisei (R) is seeking to represent the states 6th Congressional District. Across the country, Californian Carl DeMaio (R) is hoping to win the 52nd District in what has been identified as a battleground race.
At the state level, Mike Michaud (D) could become the first openly gay Governor of Maine if he unseats incumbent Paul LePage (R). Former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey came out upon his resignation in 2004; however, there has yet to be an openly gay sitting governor.
Two transgender women are also hoping to make history. Paula Overby (I) is the first transgender person ever to run for Congress in Minnesota and would, therefore, become the first transgender congresswoman from the state. Also, Lauren Scott (R) is seeking to become the nations first transgender state legislator by representing Nevadas 30th District.
Additionally, in California, the first openly lesbian judge to serve on the California Courts of Appeal, Therese M. Stewart, is running for retention.
It’s safe to say this election is much, much different than many in the past.
For more firsts, head over to Ballotpedia.
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A private fundraiser is scheduled at the home of Hillary Clinton and entrance to the dinner runs a cool $10,000 per ticket at the low end.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committees Women’s Senate Network sent out an invitation for the fundraiser being held on September 9, 2014, at the Washington D.C. home of Hillary Clinton. Entrance to the event starts at $10,000 per ticket. At this price, attendees receive a ticket to the reception, dinner, and a photo.
However, the suggested contributions for Women’s Senate Network (WSN) Chair is $32,400 per couple. This amount gets two people a ticket along with priority seating and a photo. A contribution in the amount of $32,400 also enrolls an individual as a DSCC Majority Trust member and grants one access to DSCCs signature retreats.
Along with Clinton, Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D- Wis.) and Michael Bennet (D- Colo.) will be in attendance at the fundraiser.