August, 2017

Larkin & Lacey

In the United States of America, there are various human rights and civil rights organizations that have sprung up for a variety of causes. There are a great many organizations that have sprung up to advance the plights of various races of people.

Some of these race-themed organizations are considered to be more or less controversial or socially acceptable. How wrong, controversial, acceptable or necessary a given organization is is subjective– it depends upon a person’s viewpoint.

Black Lives Matter is an organization that advocates for the rights of Black people, while shedding light on the disparaging differences between people in black communities. It was founded in 2012 by three Black women.

According to the ideology behind this organization, blacks are in an inescapable place of ostracization in a White-centrist, Western society, Marked by their very unique appearances and cultures, they are considered to be “others” who are worth less.

BLM supports their views by discussing the fact that America has a long history of discrimination against Blacks, and that there are still huge disparities between Blacks and Whites in modern America. Critics of Black Lives Matter argue that Black Lives Matter’s viewpoint is very narrow and one sided; giving examples of members who say things about white people that appear hateful or aren’t always true.

The National Council of La Raza, recently renamed Unidos Us, is an organization that advocates for the well-being of Hispanics. Again, like Black Lives Matters, the argument for their work is the true fact that Hispanics have been historically demoralized in the united states.

Their support helps to save lives and to improve the quality of many lives. However, those who criticize the organization say that it appears to be anti-Western and anti-European to a hateful extent, due to blatantly hateful and forceful sounding things that some of its members, including its founder, have said.

The European American Unity and Rights Organization, or Euro, is a an activist organization that advocated for the plight of people of European descent. The types of causes that they fight against are forced integration and and racial discrimination. Read more: Jim Larkin | Twitter and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase

In our American society, it is taboo to start a civil rights organization for “white people,” though in real life people are split down the middle, philosophically, over whether such an organization should exist. There are also some people who may be involved with this organization who have one-sided, hateful-sounding views against non-whites.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is an organization that helps Hispanics and immigrants, both documented and undocumented, by providing support to organizations that uphold the plights of such people.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is pro-DREAMER, pro-DACA and anti-racist. Jim and Lacey provide support to life saving organizations that provide food, shelter, education and guidance for migrants. Their stance is to provide as much opportunity to everyone as possible.

Critics argue that the Frontera Fund is taking part in aiding the illegal passage of immigrants, contributing to the destruction of our country’s integrity and contributing to the exhaustion of resources that our country has to offer. Critics may feel that they are being hated upon for being “racist” when they don’t perceive themselves to be that way.

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What would we do without Mike Baur? A Question that Lingers on the Mind of the Swiss Startup Factory

A company is as good as its leader. For any system to thrive and survive, it ought to adhere to a set of conditions, aspects that get outlined by its management structure. However, no corporation can ever succeed if it so happens to fall under the leadership of an individual with a rather chaotic lifestyle. Hence, it is worth saying that the Swiss Startup Factory can never exist without Mike Baur since the two factors happen to be inter-changeable.

 

 

For three years now, the Swiss Startup Factory has penetrated the Swiss market offering clients with unique solutions to their problems. Some of the services that the corporation provides include coaching, mentorship programs, and financing. With Mike Baur being the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman to the company; he has introduced new approaches to running a successful business. Mike has ensured the success of the Swiss Startup Factory by working closely with colleagues like Max Meister, Oliver Walzer, Jean-Pierre Vuilleumier, Chris Bargholz, and Mexx (Company dog in charge of security).

 

 

With Mike Baur having worked in the banking sector for more than two decades, he has raised the bar for the Swiss Startup Factory. Apart from working for the Swiss Startup Factory, Mr. Baur has been most fortunate to headline institutions like UBS, Clariden Leu, and the University of St. Gallen. So far, Mike’s company has joined forces with CTI Invest, partnering with other like minded organizations like the Goldback Group and Fintech Fusion.

 

 

The Switzerland based company has, since 2014, been offering startups with free legal advice. The Swiss Startup Factory has always strived to see to it that new businesses grow and expand to favor the growth of the national economy, and Mike Baur has made all this possible for Switzerland. Throughout his lifetime, Mike has not only been able to inspire individuals but companies alike. Using his unique methods, Mike Baur has been able to bridge the gap between old and modern approaches, breaking existing barriers in the creation of start-ups.

 

 

Currently, Mike Baur makes key note speeches in some of the prestigious universities across Switzerland, mentoring young souls on how to make a decent living from start-ups. As it stands out, Mike Baur is not only an inspiration to the Swiss Startup Factory but also to Swiss nationals willing to break even in their new ventures.

 

 

Julia Jackson – Succeeding In A Life Of Wine

Born in San Francisco, Julia Jackson is the second daughter of Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke, and a proprietor of Kendall-Jackson Winery, began by her father. During her youth, she, along with her brother and sister, spent many hours working in the vineyards owned by her parents. Jess Jackson believed in hard work and wanted his children to understand the importance of it. Julia has stated “My dad always made sure we appreciated what it took to become successful—I’ve never forgotten that.”

She graduated from Scripps College, part of the Claremont Colleges, in Southern California with a degree in Studio Art. She followed that up with completion of an intense summer course in General Management at Stanford.

Jackson is involved with Cambria Seeds of Empowerment, a non-profit organization. Inspired by their mother, Seeds of Empowerment was co-founded by Julia and her sister. It was designed to honor those woman who, having overcome hardship and adversity, now seek to uplift and empower others. Annual cash grants are awarded to non-profits that honor the goals of equality, community and spirit.

Sonoma is well known for Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs rather than Cabernets. However, Julia Jackson believes the best varietal coming from Sonoma is Verite’s La Joie, a Cabernet Bordeaux blend.

Owned by Jackson Family Wines since 2006, Arrowood, in Sonoma, produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah, Riesling and both red and white Rhones. Located at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains, the vineyards harvested for Arrowood’s wines are sustainably and organically grown.

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Yet another vineyard bought by Jackson Family Wines in 2006 is Byron Vineyard which produces Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Byron is located in Santa Barbara at an elevation of approximately 500 to 750 feet above sea level, some 18 miles east of the coastline.