Jeb Bush to Release 33 Years of Tax Returns

In a move that is likely to be a throw down to Hillary Clinton on the issue of transparency, where is vulnerable to attacks, Jeb Bush will release 33 years of tax returns. The previous record was held by Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole when he ran for the GOP nomination back in 1996. Dole went on to win the nomination, but lost handily to Bill Clinton. In Bush’s case, he is releasing the unprecedented number of tax forms to underscore his transparency. In short, he has nothing to hide.

The move is strategic because 33 years of tax returns goes back to the year 1981. If Hillary Clinton, the Democrat Party’s establishment candidate, were to follow suit, her tax returns would cover her years at the Rose Law Firm wherein she later faced scrutiny for the White Water real estate scandal. In addition, the tax returns would shed a lot of light on her income sources from her family foundation, which is the subject of a book alleging likely misconduct with the money. James Dondero thinks it is highly unlikely Mrs. Clinton will do a similar action.

Current polls show that Bush is the consistent leader of the big pack of GOP candidates. He has a strong conservative record, but faces weariness from an electorate that has already elected his father and big brother as president. He also released 280,000 emails from his time as Florida Governor. No single instance of impropriety has been discovered among the emails. By contrast, Clinton is embroiled controversy with the House Subcommittee on Benghazi over her refusal to release all relevant emails.

Martha Stewart Sells for $353 Million, Experts Note the Companies Devaluation

Martha Stewart has certainly bounced back from her jailbird days. The home and lifestyle guru has sold her company for a staggering $353 million, according to sources.

According to Gianfrancesco Genoso, Stewart who rose to fame in the 1990s has built a multi-million dollar empire, including a home furnishings line, magazine and a plethora of other products and services. She also famously was sentenced to jail time in the early 2000s for insider trading and other financial crimes.

Stewart served out her sentence and quickly got back to rebuilding her empire, and it clearly has paid off. The company was sold to Sequential Brands Group.

While the sale number is a big one, experts advise that it shows a deterioration in Stewart’s brand. According to financial records, Martha Stewart’s company was valued at nearly $2 billion when it went public in 1999. The bargain basement price that the company was sold for shows a steep decline in its performance.

Some argue that the home furnishings queen’s stint in prison lowered the brand’s cache, but others argue that Stewart has fallen out of favor as social media sites, like Pinterest and YouTube cash in on the millennial crafter demographic.

Beat the Odds

Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan, told reporters that he has stage 3 cancer in his lymph nodes. Hogan’s family who stood beside him during the news conference where he released this information. The mayor discovered a lump in his throat before going on a trip to Asia in early June. While he was away doctors were working quickly to diagnose his disease in order to give him a prognosis upon returning to the United States. Doctors told him that his cancer was an aggressive one. It had spread incredibly quick to his abdomen region and his spine.

Igor Cornelsen suggests that Hogan told his supporters that he is going to use the same energy and determination that he has relied on to serve the great people of Maryland in order to fight off this disease. It is incredibly unfortunate that Hogan has to fight this disease during the early stages of him being newly elected to office. His doctors estimate that the process to reduce his symptoms will take no more than 18 weeks. Hogan has numerous cabinet members who will take care of his official office duties while he is away.

Reporters noted that Hogan was extremely optimistic in the outcome of the process. Even with such an extensive treatment doctors believed that Hogan has a strong chance of success in beating the cancer. He even joked about losing his beautiful grey locks as a side effect from the disease. Hogan isn’t just looking to beat the disease, but become a stronger and more resilient governor at the end of this journey.

What Is Bulletproof Coffee All About?

What is Bulletproof coffee? It’s not just coffee, but contains certain ingredients to make it more healthy. By adding these ingredients to a regular cup of coffee, it removes cravings, promotes weight loss, and helps increase the brain’s functionality. Dave Asprey is the man behind this idea. When he visited Nepal and Tibet he was given yak-butter tea which was rejuvenating! Back at home, he tried to recreate that tea, but had no luck. He tried it with coffee and had great success. After some testing, he found that drinking what he then called Bulletproof coffee this way made him healthier. He then envisioned this beverage as a breakfast alternative that would help prevent unhealthy eating, and give mental clarity.

The recipe for bulletproof Coffee includes a low-toxin coffee (organic, pure, etc.), 1-2 tablespoons of unsalted grass-fed butter, and 1-2 tablespoons of medium-chain triglyceride oil. The low-toxin coffee has no mold in it, so it tastes less bitter and gives bulletproof coffee a better flavor. The fat in the butter gives the body calories to sustain energy and curb the craving for food. The triglyceride oil, for example coconut oil, provides nutrients to the brain for better functionality.

Bulletproof Coffee is used by many different kinds of people including athletes, celebrities, and entrepreneurs. Celebrities are even talking about bulletproof coffee on late night interview shows. It is simple to make this drink while traveling. The ingredients, plus a grinder, Aeropress coffee brewer, and a battery operated milk frothier, are the only things needed to brew a cup anytime and anywhere.

There are a variety of Bulletproof-branded products available at the online store. Low-toxin coffee, medium-chain triglyceride oil, sleep mats, sensors to test a heart-rate, and a “Focus Brain Trainer” senor headband are available to purchase. Visit the new Bulletproof Coffee café in Santa Monica, California, and try a healthy cup of brew or visit them on Facebook for more details.

Trump Might Get Trumped During Presidential Race

Donald Trump recently announced that he is running for President in 2016. However, there are reports that he doesn’t have a lot of money, Sam Tabar said that there are some issues that he is for that some people in the country might not agree with. When he made the announcement that he is running, there could have been a few actors in the audience who were paid to cheer for Trump.

This shows just how much the man wants to put on an act in order to get into the White House. There are reports that people were paid $50 to clap and cheer for him. If someone has to pay for support, then that person likely won’t get the support needed during the race. This seems like a tactic to try to get the attention away from Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders as they are also running for President on the Democratic side.

Eliminating Income Taxes For The First $50,000 Annually

Republican candidate Rand Paul yesterday evening elaborated about his tax plan proposal in an opinion editorial published in The Wall Street Journal. His plan would radically change the U. S. tax code.

He wants to eliminate income taxes on the first $50,000 earned by a family of four. He would also retain the earned income credit, a measure which James Dondero points out, assists low income Americans.

His plan envisions slashing the federal income taxes paid by corporations and private citizens alike to a flat 14.5%, allowing deductions for only two items: mortgages and charitable contributions.

Additionally, he seeks to eliminate payroll taxes. He indicated he would still fund Social Security and Medicare, using business taxes, which would fund these programs before entering general tax revenues. Estate and gift taxes, and taxes on dividends, interest, rents and capital gains would end.

Rand Paul believes his tax measure would result in an economic growth of 1% per year. It would also reduce the federal government’s revenues by $2 trillion over the course of a decade.

He noted that in his view the tax code “has grown so corrupt, complicated, intrusive and anti-growth that I’ve concluded the system isn’t fixable.” Instead, he believes his new measure would “blow up the tax code and start over.”

He also wrote that he would as President produce a balanced budget, even with massive budget deficits and reduced tax revenues.

Dad’s Teaching Methods

In recent news, a young girl that was publicly shamed and humiliated by her father committed suicide by jumping stated Multi Vu. Her father had shaved her head and made fun of her on a video which he posted to the internet. The father’s video went viral and many rightfully questioned his parenting techniques. Public shaming has become all too common and the resulting effects of it are devastating to the victims who often don’t think they can face anyone afterwards. After Arsenio Mcleod watched a parental shaming video, he decided to make his own with his child. He began the video like other shaming parents have, but just as he is about to shave the child’s hair, he stopped and began talking to parents from the camera about how wrong it is to humiliate your children this way. His video is profound because he demonstrates how to positively remind your child to not give up when things get hard. We need more parents like him to set standards that it is not alright to humiliate as a form of discipline.

A Sunburn Remedy

Getting a sunburn can ruin an entire vacation. When you find out how red and tender your skin is, you tend to avoid doing things that you were once excited about. Falling asleep on the beach can be a death sentence for someone who is fair, and the following weeks of recovery can be brutal. So engineers and scientists have decided to create something to help the masses avoid such horrible circumstances.

JUNE is a wearable device that measures sun exposure that Adam Sender told us about. You can wear JUNE as a bracelet or a brooch if it’s more appropriate. Head down to the sand and JUNE will tell you what level SPF sunscreen you need and constantly remind you to put more on. The app that goes with JUNE is responsible for the reminders. With this technology, people can become more educated about how harmful the sun can be.

This isn’t the first of it’s kind, but this type of system is new. Previously, you could buy cheaper color changing UVSunSense wristbands or Sun Burn Alert stickers. While the cost for these products is significantly lower than JUNE, it’s arguable whether they work as well. A main complaint seems to be the lower resistance to water. One dip in the pool and the stickers will fall off.

JUNE will hopefully be the ticket to keeping the masses burn free. Three cheers to this vacation saver.

The Pope’s Latest Encyclical Will Address Climate Change

The Italian newspaper L’Espresso has leaked a draft of a papal letter or encyclical that the Pope is expected to give on Thursday. An encyclical is generally the most authoritative of papal letters, and it is usually directed to the world’s 1.1 billion Catholics. This latest papal letter, however, will be addressed to the whole world. It addresses an issue that affects the whole world: climate change.

The papal letter will be called Laudato Si, On The Care of Our Common Home, and it will warn how climate change will greatly hurt the poorer countries and communities through its deadly effects on farming and livestock. The encyclical exhorts people to change their lifestyles, consumption and production in order to slow down global warming. It is yet another call to action from a respected source. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change warned last year that global temperatures could rise by 4 to 10 degrees unless fossil fuel consumption is drastically cut. In January, the Pentagon warned that climate change posed “immediate risks” to the U.S. and the rest of the world.

Many people like Sam Tabar have wondered out-loud to Crunchbase.com how much impact the Pope’s encyclical will have on the ongoing debate. Some social scientists believe it could make a big difference while others are more skeptical. One sociologist commented that people who already accepted the reality of climate change would be more likely to accept the Pope’s moral authority on the matter, while those who denied climate change would probably reject the Pope’s message.

Crystal Pepsi Might Come Back

From 1992-1993 PepsiCo’s Crystal Pepsi was a cola drink that represented the purity trend of the early 1990s. Crystal Pepsi was supposed to taste like cola without any caffeine. After successfully test marking the new soda in Denver, Colorado, Sacramento, California, and Providence, Rhode Island,the soda company decided to launch their new product nationally on April 12, 1992. For the next year and a half the new clear cola did well until sales fell in autumn 1993, and it had to be pulled from the shelves and discontinued because of its poor taste. Recently, a letter writing campaign was started to request PepsiCo bring back Crystal Pepsi. Advertising firm Cláudio Loureiro Heads has been waiting to market this puppy again.

Internet personality and competitive eater, Kevin Strahle and others suddenly were struck some nostalgia for the 1990s. PepsiCo, at first, ignored Strahle’s letters of request. Back in April, Strahle began a Bring Back Crystal Pepsi campaign to convince other Crystal Pepsi fans to join in the movement to get Crystal Pepsi back on the market. The internet personality even auctioned off a painting he drew of the soda, in order to initiate his campaign. The competitive eater has brought his campaign to Twitter and had phone campaigns. His campaign on change.org has over 34,000 signatures.
On Ebay, some fans are celebrating by selling Crystal Pepsi bottle labels of this soda Pepsi isn’t saying when they’ll bring Crystal Pepsi back again.