Unconscionable: Life insurance industry under investigation for not paying beneficiaries – 60 Minutes

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Hopefully this information helps you or someone you know. 
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Audits of leading life insurance companies have uncovered a systematic, industry-wide practice of not paying significant numbers of beneficiaries

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Unpaid beneficiaries

 
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Democratic debate Thursday, April 14th in Brooklyn, New York

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Thursday  – April 14th & Tuesday – April 19th
The next Democratic debate is Thursday, April 14th in Brooklyn, New York and the New York Primaries for both the Republicans and Democrats is Tuesday, April 19th.  (see debate schedule below)
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“Give me your tired, your poor, 
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, 
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. 
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: 
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”
 ~Emma Lazarus
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Hillary Clinton, former secretary of state and 
Bernie Sanders, senator will debate at Duggai Greenhouse in
Brooklyn, New York Thursday,  
April 14, 2016​
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Next Democratic debate – Thurs., April 14, 2016 – CNN
Next Democratic debate – May – Date TBA 

Democratic Debate Schedule (2016 Primary Debates)–Site

No more scheduled GOP Debates
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Prior debates
You can view all prior full debates by click on either the GOP or Democratic debate schedule links above.  You will find the full debate link highlighted in RED upon clicking on the drop down menu for each debate/
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The more information people have about each candidates’ positions, their vision, their competence and last but not least their temperament; the better their selection process will be. 
​(left) Jayar Jackson, Dave Koller, Dave Rubin, Ben Mankiewicz, Ana Kasparian, Cenk Uygur, Steven Oh, John Ladoral and Andrew Napier attend The Young Turks Documentary ‘Mad as Hell’ Los Angeles on Nov. 6, 2014
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TYT is not your Grandfather’s News Show

The Young Turks (TYT) is an online American liberal/progressive political and social commentary program hosted by Turkish-American Cenk Uygur, J.D. is a political commentator, co-founder and main host TYT,  Armenian-American Ana Kasparian, is a political commentator and film producer and co-host of TYT.The show has an associated network of online shows and is owned by a company of the same name (The Young Turks LLC). TYT was founded in 2002 by Uygur as a talk show on Sirius Satellite Radio.

The show’s name derives from the English-language phrase “Young Turk“, meaning a reformist or rebellious member of an institution, movement, or political party  

The Young Turks live streams for two hours every weekday. The first hour focuses on hard politics, foreign policy, and breaking news. It is hosted by CenkUygur, 

The second hour provides social commentary on a wide range of topics both domestic and foreign. It is hosted by Ana Kasparian along with Cenk Uygur. 

Every Friday, The Young Turks unleashes a two-hour Power Panel show, bringing in guests from the worlds of politics, journalism, pop culture, sports, and comedy. It is led by John Iadarola and Cenk Uygur in the first hour and Ana Kasparian in the second hour.

Note“Salty” language is sometimes used to express some of the views by the commentators.  Even though The Young Turks leans more toward liberal/progressive issues; TYT will “call out” and/or condemn liberal politicians that break the law or display bad behavior, etc. 

The Young Turks is “the world’s largest online news show”.  YouTube  video views for the TYT Network stood at a total of 2 billion as of July 2014.  

The show offers internet-only video content via their YouTube channel, which in April 2012 averaged 750,000 views a day, and by November 2014 over 1,400,000 views a day  The Young Turks also have a network of other affiliated shows on separate YouTube channels, known collectively as the TYT Network.

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Argentine President Mauricio Macri Hosts State Dinner for President Barack Obama – [The President dances the Tango]

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¡Hola a todos!
(Hello Everyone!)

In Buenos Aires, the President and First Family will meet with the newArgentine President, Mauricio Macri, to discuss President Macri’s reform agenda and recognize his contributions to the defense of human rights in the region.  The President will deepen efforts to increase cooperation between our governments in a range of areas, including trade and investment, renewable energy and climate change, and citizen security.  It has been nearly two decades since the last bilaterally focused visit by a U.S. President to Argentina, Latin America’s third largest country. 

​Air Force One landing in Buenos Aires, Argentina
March 22, 2016
President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, 
daughters Malia, SashaMarian Robinson (Michelle’s 
mother) arrive in Argentina_March 22, 2016
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US President Barack Obama Argentine President
 Mauricio Macri, meeting at the Casa Rosada
March 23, 2016
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President Barack Obama, President Mauricio Macri,  
First Lady Michelle Obama & First Lady Juliana 
Awada pose before the State Dinner in 
Buenos Aires_March 23, 2016
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Tango is a dance that has influences from European and African culture.  Dances from the candombe ceremonies of former slave peoples helped shape the modern day Tango. The dance originated in lower-class districts of Buenos Aires and Montevideo.
The music derived from the fusion of various forms of music from Europe.  The word “tango” seems to have first been used in connection with the dance in the 1880s, possibly related to the Latin word “tangere” but more likely related to the African slave word “tango” (drum or dance place).
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President Obama tangos with a dancer as First Lady 
Michelle Obama tangos with another dancer during the
official State Dinner at the Centro Cultural Kirchner in
Buenos Aires on March 23, 2016
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President Barack Obama, President Mauricio Macri
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¡¿Bailamos?!
(Shall We Dance?!)
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– Cuba’s President Raul Castro Hosts a State Dinner for President Barack Obama & Family – [Photos]

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¡Hola a todos!
(Hello Everyone!)

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Barack, Michelle Obama with daughters MaliaSasha
Marian Robinson (Michelle’s mother) arrive in Cuba_March 20, 2016
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Malia translates Spanish to English for her dad at a restaurant
in Old Havana after the Obama’s walking tour_March 20, 2016
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Cuba’s President Raul Castro with U.S. President Obama 
inspects the military at the Revolution Palace_March 21, 2016
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President Barack Obama, President Raul Castro, First Lady 
Michelle Obama,  First Vice President, Miguel Diaz, (red tie) 
President of the Cuban ParliamentJuan Esteban Lazo 
Hernández, listen to a Cuban orchestra at the state dinner. 
The other two women are translators_March 21, 2016
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CUBAN STATE DINNER
March 21, 2016
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Shrimp mousse under kisch supreme with cream of mojito;

golden cream soup flavored with Caney rum accompanied

by slivers of ham;

Traditional pork garnished with baby tamales with

plantain chips;

Trio of Grandmother’s sweets.

Michelle, Barack & family along with Raul Juan enjoy a baseball game 
(Tampa Bay Rays vs. Cuban National Team)_March 22, 2016
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The Rolling Stones’ first performance in Cuba_March 25, 2016
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FYI– Detroit has an excellent Cuban restaurant ​

Vicente’s Cuban Cuisine Detroit – Website with Menu


 Cuban cocktail MOJITO 
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¡Disfrutar!
(Enjoy!)
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David Bowie wasn’t just a rock star, he was a savvy businessman – Two performances for your enjoyment

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Happy Sunday Everyone!
David Bowie was an influential figure in music, art, fashion; and he was a smart –very smart entrepreneur as well; check out his business-savvy:
  • He created his own internet service provider so his fans could chat and download is music easily… back in 1996 when the average person on spent 30 minutes A MONTH online.
  • The man who invented Ziggy Stardust also sold Bowie bonds, an innovative financial tool that promised investors a share of his future royalties.
  • He launched the online bank BowieBanc, which he used to issue a credit card with his face on it.
  • In 2001 he created one of the first internet radio stations.
  • He was one of the first to encrypted music files for anti-piracy.
  • He also did crowdsource (a song) long before it became commonplace – back in 1999.

So what does this mean to you?

Look for opportunity. Try it. Some may fail. But others may grow into something awesome.

And as Bowie once said:

You can neither win nor lose if you don’t run the race.

After a three-year period of experimentation, he re-emerged in 1972 during the glam rock era with the flamboyant, androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust, spearheaded by the hit single “Starman” and the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. 
 

David Bowie’s impact at that time, as described by biographer David Buckley,“challenged the core belief of the rock music of its day” and “created perhaps the biggest cult in popular culture”. The relatively short-lived Ziggy persona proved to be one facet of a career marked by reinvention, musical innovation and visual presentation.


David Bowie in performance
Portrait by ​Artist Heidi Rizzi 
​ David Bowie’s alter ego Ziggy Stardust
circa 1972
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“I’m just floored there’s so few black artists featured on it, why is that?”  ~David Bowie

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David Bowie performing with Luther Vandross_1973
Enjoy these two Bowie performances 
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​David Bowie dancing with his wife 
supermodel Iman_2003
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David and Iman exchanged
vows and wedding rings in
Florence, Italy_1992
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Nevada & South Carolina: Clinton’s biggest win, Sanders’ looming problem and Trump’s lost chew-toy.

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Below follows the results, articles and speeches from yesterday’s Nevada Caucus for the Democrats and the South Carolina Primary for the Republicans
The Republicans will conduct their Nevada Caucus on Tues., Feb. 23fd and the Democrats conduct their South Carolina Primary on Sat., Feb. 27th.  (Schedules below for debates. caucuses and primaries)..
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Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton with Bill Clinton 
waves to supporters after Hillary wins the Nevada Caucus
February 20, 2016
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​Businessman Donald Trump gives his South Carolina 
Primary victory speech as his wife Melania Trump listens
February 20, 2016

Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz virtually tied with Marco slightly ahead coming in second place.  Jeb Bush suspended his campaign after coming in fourth place.
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​Former governor Jeb Bush announcing that he is
suspending his campaign after coming in fourth place
at the South Carolina Primary_February 20, 2016
 A Little Political Humor

Jimmy Fallon Skewers Donald Trump, Drives Hillary Clinton to Drink on ‘Tonight Show_September 2015 Show
Tues., February 23, 2016 – GOP

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Next GOP debate – Thurs., Feb. 25, 2016 – CNN
Next GOP debate – Thurs., Mar. 3, 2016 – FOX (Detroit)
Next Democratic debate –  Sun., Mar. 6, 2016 – TBD (Flint, Michigan)
Next Democratic debate – Wed., Mar. 9, 2016 – Univison
Prior debates
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David Bowie and Iman Personify “The Look of Love”

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

When we talk about “swoon” worthy couples, it doesn’t get any hotter than Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid and David Robert Jones.  Both Iman and David Bowie have had successful careers in their own right, but when this beautiful couple married in 1992, they became a trail blazing power couple.  Bowie is a Grammy award winning musical icon, who is respected for his distinctive voice, unique fashion sense and intellect. 
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The name Iman means “faith” in Arabic, and that is just what this iconic Somali model gives to the world.  In 1994, Iman became the first woman of color to launch a skin-care and makeup brand for women of color with Iman Cosmetics.  In addition to running a global beauty empire, Iman is also a humanitarian. She works closely with several AIDS and human rights charities and she  is a spokesperson for the Keep a Child Alive program.  Their love story is one for the ages.
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The Proposal
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To win Iman for life, David took her on a private cruise along the Seine River in Paris. He had a chef prepare a delicious gourmet dinner and afterward a pianist played while he serenaded Iman.  He proposed to her under the Pont Neuf bridge while singing his version of Doris Day’s “April in Paris.

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​David Bowie and Iman were married in 
Florence, Italy June 1992
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​Their Wedding and Marriage

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In April 1992, Iman married David in a private civil ceremony in Switzerland.  In June 1992, the couple celebrated their marriage in style with a church ceremony in Florence, Italy one of their favorite vacation spots. David’s son Ducan, was the best man.

 For her entrance, Iman ditched the traditional “Here Comes the Bride” and came down the aisle to a Bulgarian folk song called “Kalimankou Denkou” or “The Evening Gathering.”  

Bowie composed the other music that was played during the ceremony. Sixty-eight people were invited to the wedding. Iman wore a Herve Leger gown and David wore black tails designed by Thierry Mugler. Both designers were at the wedding, and other famous guests included Yoko Ono and Bono. Their reception was held at theVilla  LA  Massa hotel, a sixteenth century Medici mansion.

David and Iman at their wedding
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Iman looks on as David feeds their daughter 
​Alexandria Zahra born in 2000

In 2000, Iman gave birth to their daughter Alexandria Zahra Jones. The couple keeps their daughter away from the spotlight. Iman explained in an interview, “There are no pictures of me working as a model at home, because home is home – the office has that. She didn’t even know for a long time I was a model, she only knew I had a cosmetics company. 

It’s the same with her father. When we walk outside, she sees how people react, but at home he’s just dad to her. But nobody has lied about their past. It’s an open book. If she wants to discuss it, it will be discussed.”

The couple were married for 23 years! How do they make it work?  In an interviewIman reflected, “’The secrets to a happy marriage are, you have to talk to each other all the time and the other one is have fun together. You have to really like the person and enjoy their company too. […] we are never apart. We have dates, you know – we’ll go to a museum, then we’ll have a long lunch. That’s what’s interesting, that’s what’s exciting.”

David kisses his daughter ​Alexandria Zahra_2000

Timeless Words of Love

David’s love for Iman is heartwarming.  In an interview he shared, “I’m enormously proud of Iman. She made broad strokes when she came to America, and opened doors for women of color. […]  You would think that a rockstar being married to a supermodel would be one of the greatest things in the world. It is.”  : )

Iman feels just as strongly.  She said this about David in an interview with The Sunday Times newspaper’s Style Magazine:  ”First, you fancy each other – that doesn’t go. It might take different forms, but he’s good company. He’s funny, he’s engaging, he’s whip-smart, he’s interested in diverse things. It keeps on evolving – it doesn’t stay sedentary.”

​Supermodel Iman and musician David Bowie at the
Metropolitian Museum of Art Costume Institue Gala,
Superheroes:  Fashion and Fantasy
May 5, 2008 in New York City.
David and Iman at one of their homes on the Island 
of  Mustique Bali, Indonesian.  Pose is from a 2011
photo shoot for Architectural Digest.  
David’s ashes will be scattered over Bali.  
 
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Indonesian
(Rest in Peace!)
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