Thor Halvorssen Explains Socialism And The Rise Of Bernie Sanders To Fox Business Viewers

The rise of Bernie Sanders has been a difficult conundrum for the viewers and hosts of Fox Business who have struggled to understand just why his followers have been supporting Sanders in such great numbers. Fox Business host Trish Regan brought human rights activist Thor Halvorssen to her show in a bid to explain the basics of socialism to her viewers; among the reasons Halvorssen was invited to the show is the fact he has a personal history of living under the rule of socialism in his native Venezuela.

Thor Halvorssen has seen both the good and bad sides of socialism as a political and social ideology; the benefits he has seen from socialist principles have all come in Venezuela and Europe when these left leaning principles are combined with mainstream political choices. For Thor Halvorssen ( the success seen in Venezuela has been undermined by a series of politicians seizing on socialism to further their own ends, included in these politicians are those who have recently been making decisions about the prices of food without taking into account the effect this has on the people of the country.

The problems of socialism have resulted in the people of Venezuela standing on the brink of a major humanitarian crisis that will continue long into the future. Despite the problems he has seen with socialism Thor Halvorssen shocked Trish Regan by stating his support for the candidacy of self-described Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders. After being questioned about his support for the liberal candidate Bernie Sanders Thor Halvorssen explained he found problems supporting any of the other candidates on either the Democrat or Republican candidates. Halvorssen revealed his human rights background made it difficult for him to support leading candidates Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump, which made it easy for him to make the choice of giving the maximum donation possible to the campaign of Vermont Senator Sanders.

iFunding Chief Executive Officer To Participate In A Season Of The Stoler Report

William Skelley has continued to receive undivided attention after he pinned up the crowdfunding concept into real estate development. This includes the season that he has been requested to participate in with Michael Stoler in The Stoler Report. The program will air on the spring season of 2016; in addition, Skelley has received an invitation for a gala dinner by the next generation of real estate leaders foundation hosted by Stoler too. The program has been airing for 15 seasons, and those who participate are invited only who has been major players in the revolution of real estate development.

Skelley certainly has been recognized to have a discussion platform with the most famous and influential professional in real estate. This includes the likes of the Bank of America, Merrill lynch, CIT, Wakefield, and Kush man. This is an exceptional achievement for Skelley. The first annual dinner is planned to be held at the Columbus Citizen Foundation. The dedication of The Next Generation of Real Estate Leaders platform is to bring into open the recent development in real estate. The even happens in a tri-state and has been famous for all investors of real estate.

Certainly crowdfunding is a concept that requires more discussions especially with its integration with real estate. If well understood the concept ill highly help many individuals and accredited investors acquire property through joint groups compared to when they are an individual. Skelly has facilitated the concept by allowing his accredited investors to invest in private equities and loans. In 2015, the firm was able to get a return of 5MM for its investor’s positive progress for both the firm and investors. Through crowdfunding, there is great accessibility to opportunities for real estate investors.

Before founding iFunding, Skelley was a principle advisor at Rose Park Advisors. He attended Hobart College after which he worked with Mitt Romney as an executive intern. Skelley has extensive experience in real estate development and is the first to combine the crowdfunding concept with real estate development. While working at Olympus, he was able to advise several startup firms on financial investments which he has extensive expertise on. Skelley has integrated lots of online platform as an operation that will work for iFunding in addition to attending all real estate forums to explain the concept to all interested investors. Most of his dealings, however, have been around New York area; his recognition with the Next Generation of Real Estate Leaders, however, means that he will be a global estate dealer to look out for. Be sure to look up his Twitter, to watch Skelley’s rise to the top.

Brad Reifler: Creating Funds for the Other 99 Percent

What investments are available for the 99 percent? This is a question that has plagued Brad Reifler, the CEO of Forefront Capital. In an article featured in Reuters, Reifler details five investment tips for the 99 percent of Americans who are not accredited investors and do not invest in hedge funds. He became interested in this segment of the population after his own investments in education funds for his children were worth less when it was time for them to attend college. Reifler was struck by the limited number of funds for non-accredited investors when his father when he wanted to invest his life savings. At this point he turned his attention to the middle class and worked on creating funds for the other 99 percent of Americans. Reifler states on Twitter, “Unlike Wall Street, we want to be a firm for the people.”

Brad Reifler graduated from Bowdoin University in 1981 with a degree in Economics and Political Science. Since this time, Reifler has founded Reifler Trading Company, Pali Capital, and the Forefront Management Group. In each of his ventures, Reifler’s business growth was staggering. Brad Reifler‘s most recent venture, Forefront Income Trust, is geared towards the 99 percent of consumers who were not previously represented. In this fund no administration fee are charged until the client has earned 8 percent. In addition, three percent of their earnings are donated to veterans and military families. Reifler admits that this may not be the most profitable fund, but it will be the most rewarding.  Read more about Brad on Crunchbase.

Cell Phone Companies In Venezuela Stop Long Distance Service

In what can be described as shocking, cell phone companies in Venezuela are announcing that they will stop offering long distance calling services to Venezuelans. Two of the country’s largest cell phone providers have issued a statement saying they will temporarily stop long distance calls as a result of the country’s downward spiraling economy.

Movistar, one the country’s largest cell phone companies says it will soon stop international calls because of the constant government intervention in the currency value of the Venezuelan Bolivar. Venezuela’s other main cellphone provider Digital has already cut international calling. Both companies are now several million dollars in debt to foreign telecommunication companies due to the floundering economy and the governments inability to pays its bills.

The cuts by Movistar and Digital does not mean that Venezuelans will be unable to call abroad. There are still landlines that people can use to call abroad and long distance, thought that number is small. Both companies have not yet released when they expect international calls to resume.

To give you a better picture of how bad Venezuela’s economy is right now, Danilo Diaz said consider the fact that mail delivery is now limited in the country. Even some airline companies have stopped service to Venezuela. Inflation is skyrocketing in the country and currency exchanges are being tightly regulated. The government is also hesitant to part with any currency surpluses due to fears of an economic collapse should the reserves dwindle.



PolitiFact Exposes Ted Cruz Super PAC’s Aggressively False Rhetoric

The super PAC supporting Ted Cruz, the Trusted Leadership super PAC on, recently swung for the fences with a TV advertisement that has been running in Wisconsin this past week. The television ad makes it clear that the Ted Cruz super PAC believes it is them against the world. The advertisements sparse no punches, attacking liberal financier George Soros as well as fellow Republican presidential candidate and current Ohio Governor John Kasich. It also attacks the very idea of a pervading liberal bias working against conservatives nationwide. Unfortunately for Ted, PolitiFact has proven the advertisement false and the commercial has been removed from some television stations in Wisconsin.

The commercial obviously has a negative view of George Soros. It’s hard not to like this guy. He’s had a tough life and he’s persevered, pulling himself up by his own bootstraps to accumulate more than $20 billion in wealth. He survived Nazi occupation as a young boy in Hungary, overcame the difficulties of being an immigrant without a penny to his name while going to college in London, and rose to fame in the financial world with incredibly bold trades on, one of which netted him over billion dollars in one day. He set up the Open Societies Foundation and retired from hedge fund managing in order to pursue philanthropist causes around the world. He also happens to fund democratic political candidates such as Hillary Clinton and left-leaning organizations such as, who are currently at work trying to get Bernie Sanders elected. This puts them in the crosshairs of conservative such as Ted Cruz.

The advertisement on claims that George Soros has been funding John Kasich’s campaign through donations made by other people. In the world of conservative politics, the money of George Soros is dirty. Touching it would mean sinking your own political campaign. It wants the viewer to believe that John Kasich took this money willingly, which is absurd. John Kasich, like any candidate with the super PAC, cannot communicate directly with his super PAC. He couldn’t deny anybody’s funds. But it turns out this is not the only lie the commercial tells.

The “other people” that George Soros on bloomberg used to make these contributions happen to be his former employees and friends. These men have a traceable record of donating to conservative candidates. It seems that these old friends just don’t agree with George Soros’s politics.

But the scarier narrative of the commercial is a liberal agenda that is out to silence conservatives. It sets up an us-versus-them scenario where Ted Cruz is the only answer in fighting back. This aggressive dichotomy perpetuates the divisiveness inherent in the two-party system of the United States of America. It is aggressively false rhetoric designed to divide us.

Sam Tabar – Prominent Attorney – Renowned Capital Strategist

If I had to describe Sam Tabar in one word it would simply be brilliant. Not only is a prominent New York attorney, but he is also one of the most successful capital strategists in the world.

Tabar’s career started in the late 90’s when he decided to enroll in the prestigious Oxford University to complete his undergraduate studies. After graduating with honors in May of 2000 Tabar immediately enrolled in Columbia Law School to complete his law studies.

In September of 2001, shortly after graduating from Columbia, Tabar started working as an associate for Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meager & Flom LLP, New York. He would work there for exactly three years before moving on to SPARX Group/PMA Investment Advisors, Tokyo/Hong Kong/London/New York.

This was a very interesting move as it required him to leave his very promising legal career to get into high finance, one of the most competitive industries in the world.

Sam Tabar started off as counsel for SPARX Group/PMA Investment Advisors and would eventually work his way up to being promoted to Managing Director & Co-Head of Business Development. While there he oversaw a $2 billion hedge fund and was responsible for any and everything that had to do with global marketing and investor relations.

On top of that, he also created and helped execute a strategic marketing plan geared towards clients with a high net worth. In all he was able to help the firm reach 400 additional investors. And if that wasn’t enough, he also played a huge roll in helping the firm raise over $1 billion in assets.

Sam worked at Sparx Group/PMA Investment Advisors for 7 years before joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch. At Bank of America Merrill Lynch he served as the Director and Head of Capital Strategy for the Asia-Pacific region. This role required him to provide counsel to hedge fund clients and introduce institutional investors including pensions, endowments and large family offices just to name a few.

After working with Bank of America Merrill Lynch for about a year and a half, Tabar decided to leave and join the firm Adanac where he would also serve as director.

Tabar would work for 8 years in the world of high finance before deciding to return to his first love which was law. In September 2013 he started working as a Senior Associate for Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. He would leave that firm less than one year later.  This would lead to Sam Tabar’s current position at FullCycle Fund.

Yeonimi Park- Advocate for Change

In the Amazon released book In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom portrays the painful details of her early life in North Korea and her escape to South Korea before traveling on to the United States. While her story is gut wrenching, she reminds the reader of the freedom that many people take for granted. Having lived in North Korea for the first 13 years of her life, she explains that it was not until her and her mother escaped the brutality there that she understood the true meaning of freedom. She explains that even when she and her mother got to South Korea, she still did not understand freedom because they were instantly stereotyped as losers and failures. Part of the reason that Yeonmi Park chose to write the details of her story was that she hopes to find her sister that had escaped to China before the rest of the family. Readers come away from the story with a new understanding of how fortunate they are to have enough to eat and have the freedom to believe what they want to believe.

Readers are also forced to recognize the painful truth of what it is to lose everything that a family has worked long hours to achieve. Yeonmi’s father was arrested by the Kim government for illicit business dealings plunging the family into dire hunger. Even after she manages to escape, the family is still left extremely hungry. While the reader will shed tears over the travesties done to this young lady, the reader may also draw courage in the way that Yeonmi chose to fight back. She first came to many people’s attention when she gave a very moving speech at the One Young World 2014 Summit in Dublin, Ireland. Ever since Yeomi reached South Korea, however, she has been an advocate for people in North Korea working through Freedom Factory Connection and the Liberty in North Korea organization. She believes that only as she and other North Korean advocates continue to speak out on the Daily Mail will positive changes occur in North Korea.


Marc Sparks iReport

Venture Capitalist, Marc Sparks offers capital for companies to launch their businesses, products and services. Startup companies must have a comprehensive business proposals to present to investors, as well as presentations. Presentations should be designed to grasp the audience’s attention.

It should be brief and outline the business proposal; getting straight to important information. Marc Sparks explains how to create a business presentation and the information that should be included in the demonstration.

The information and data included in most business proposals are the following: introduction of company, products and/or services, and owner(s); how the needs of customers are going to be met; market opportunities & strategies for the service or product; patent for products; process of manufacturing and production; compliance, environmental and regulation requirements; members of the management team; financial projections; and projections of capital requirements.

Presentations are presented using slide shows, projectors, or charts. The first part of a presentation, which is the introduction should be creative and grasp the attention of the audience, which is the investor(s). Provide information and data pertaining to meeting the customers′ needs and opportunities in the market for the product/service. When a product is invented, ensure to include information or plans about patents.

The information concerning manufacturing and production includes city and state compliance and regulations to protect the environment and employees.

Present to venture capitalists the management team; including their names and credentials. What investors are primarily concerned about is projections of the amount of capital needed to start the business and enter into national or international markets. They also want to know expectations of when they will receive returns on initial investments.

Marc Sparks has over 36 years of experience as a venture capitalists and entrepreneur. He is owner of Timber Creek Capital, L.P and manages companies.

One of the goals of Sparks is to help startup and existing companies to increase revenue. Timber Creek Capital is located in Dallas, Texas and offers services, including office space, banking, marketing, accounting, venture capital, and staff & customer service support. Marc also offers advice for creating business proposals and presentations to entrepreneurs.

FreedomPop Gets Funding for Expansion

A report was released on RCR Wirelesss that describes plenty of other topics including FreedomPop’s funding and expansion plans. One of the topics addressed in detail are the areas that are performing the best when it comes to phone service plans. Atlanta was at the top of the list for the best performance when it comes to cellular service. New York was among the worst of the performers. Cellular service providers are also getting some fundings for their business plans. Among the cellular service providers that are getting funding are T-Mobile and FreedomPop.

FreedomPop is one of the most innovative cellular service providers. They offer free service for people wh are signed up with them. This gives them a chance to save up money while keeping in contact with their friends and family. The service is limited with the option to pay for nore service. For people that don’t use the Internet that much, it is a good service. For those that need a lot of Internet for work and the like, there are other carriers that could provide more service. However, there are ways for people to earn more services. FreedomPop’s business model is one of the fairest and most generous business models for consumers.

Stephen Stokols, the founder and CEO of FreedomPop has gone on an interview in which he talked about the business model of his company. FreedomPop has risen to high success levels and certain entities have tried to buy it out. FreedomPop has received funding for its plans of expansion which include going into newer markets and creating new phones like the upcoming wi-fi first smartphone developed by Intel. FreedomPop has shown that it knows what the consumer wants and is willing to provide it.

The Original article was published on RCR Wireless and can be read here

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Autism Rocks Appoints New Members in the Board of Trustees

Autism Rocks is a charitable organization that mainly donates funds for autism research and supporting children born with the condition. The organization was started by Sanjay Shah, and since its formation, it has helped scientists and medics know its causes, who are at risk of getting it, and how it can be managed.

Recently the Sunday Times reported, Autism Rocks added new people to its board of trustees. The founder of the organization, Sanjay Shah announced that Will Best and Pete Best will be part of the board. The organization is currently headquartered in London, but it has managed to spread in almost all parts of the world.

Pete and Will Best are brothers, and they have been Sanjay Shahs close acquaintances for many years. They attended university together, and this enabled them to build a close relationship. Due to the fact that they have been together for years, Shah understands their capabilities and expertise, and this means that they will have the right output in the organization. Their input will be very important in the charitable organization.

Autism Rocks has spread on Global-Citizen very fast since its formation. It has managed to create awareness about various autism conditions and how to cope with them. Sanjay Shah decided to start the organization after his son was diagnosed with the condition at only 2 years of age. One day he went to the hospital accompanying his wife and son. The little boy could not hold anything in his stomach. He would vomit every now and then. After several tests, the baby was diagnosed with the medical condition. He was able to hire nurses and doctors who helped the baby in therapy, and this helped manage the situation.

This experience with autism changed his mind completely. He had enough resources to treat his child, but many parents who lack money cannot help their children. This led to the start of the foundation, and Sanjay Shah decided to donate most of his funds there. Children in many parts of the world benefited from the fund, and awareness of the diseases has been created. .

Solo Capital CEO Sanjay Shah is a great philanthropist and financial expert. He started autism rocks in 2014, but he had many other companies under his name. He studied medicine at the University, but he felt he was not good enough in the profession. Medicine was not the career of his choice. He decided to join the finance industry to work as an accountant.
Solo Capital is one of the many organizations on RegisterFCA started by Sanjay Shah. Solo Capital was incorporated in 2011, and since then, it has been headquartered in London. The institution is controlled by the UK regulations. It has several branches in different parts of the world.