Below is an excerpt from a HUFFINGTON POST article on Elizabeth Warren’s nomination for the position of chairman to the Consumer Financial Protection Agency.
Some consumer advocates suggest that the source of those questions may be attributable not to Republicans, but to Senate Democrats wary of angering their allies in the financial services industry. Lenders fear a Warren-led agency with the power to regulate consumer credit products like mortgages and credit cards because they worry she could be too aggressive in protecting consumers from dubious lending practices, cutting off key profit sources.
A vote for Warren would be seen as a vote against lenders. A vote against her would be seen as a vote against families. It’s a lose-lose, one consumer advocate noted.
Did I miss something? One of the greatest men in the history of our country has been quoted saying, “And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.” These are great words from John F. Kennedy, what’s striking and upsetting about the country I call home is our greed. Our country is suffering for a myriad of reasons, one of which being our financial difficulties. We have arrived to a time where personal branding is at an all time high anyONE can be famous for anyTHING. But in doing so must we forget about our obligation to our fellow citizens? Moreover, should an elected official, whose in Washington specifically to serve as REPRESENTATIVE of the PEOPLE be worried about upsetting his “allies” in the financial services industry? NO! Our GOVERNMENT IS FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE. Dubious, lending methods should be eradicated. It is of no benefit to the American Public and will only lead to more devastation among the hoi polloi. The private sector should never come into consideration when pitted against the American People. I am very much a capitalist but not at the expense of my fellow man, not at the expense of the working man and surely NOT FOR the benefit of the already considerably wealthy. I have wealthy ambitions but my net worth and my ability to add to it should never be at the expense of someone’s inability to understand or read the fine print. Have we no scruples or does our desire for material gain superceed our obligation to man? Congressmen (both sides of the legislative branch), do your jobs, you are a SERVANT of the PEOPLE not a SERVANT of YOUR PERSON. Bear in mind that it is the people who vote not the private sector. I aim for brevity and I have drawn out my thoughts on the matter. As you are all educated you know what is just, act in accordance with justice and the best interest of your constituency and you will be successful.
Sitting in the judiciary committee helping with various tasks for this upcoming campaign. I wonder, if the world is still here,what it will be like. Should I be privileged enough to serve my peers in US Congress what will it be like. How do I establish and garner the level of respect that my predecessor attained? I think of many things through the day as we all do. But I can’t help but wonder what the state of our country will be. What strides will be taken so that we become a more energy efficient country, green conscious if you will? Also, it’s important that we grow diplomatically and evade violent conflict resolution. While violence is necessary, it isn’t when we aren’t getting our way and choose to impose our will on another country…3
This is the song that was on the beginning of Mike’s One Foot Out The Door webisodes. I remember when we were home one break and he played this for me in his parents basement amazing song on especially on stadium speakers. Glad that it’s the lead single and I’m glad he released for you all to hear finally enjoy. click the down arrow on the side there to download.
i have a lot to say most times i’m long winded. i don’t talk a lot though i listen mostly. i hear and understand what you have to say but don’t talk my head. people say i’m insightful for my age but i really have no idea what the hell all that means. yes i do, but i try not to think to much about it. why should i? life has taught me that the minute you think you know something you’ll be proven wrong, stay humble and be observant. learn as much as you can, but it doesn’t necessarily have to come from a book or from someone else’s mouth. pay attention to your surroundings and you can learn a lot.
no one should know more about you than you and no one should be able to be more critical of you than you. you know when you’re not giving everything you’ve got and you know when you’re wasting someone’s time. be introspective the greatest people always are. there’s a certain burden that comes with being introspective you’ll never be satisfied with the way things are and long for improvement. but hey isnt that what we’re after in life constant improvement? you may lose friends but being critical of yourself will enable you to gain real friends. people of like mind and people who aim higher. the successful person surrounds himself with people who are similar and people who he can draw inspiration and motivation from. some may be drawn to these traits, whiles others, the more cowardly human will be turned away. they may even ask why it is you choose to aim so high. why do you choose to reach for things that are so great when things are just fine as they are. they will not accept your drive because they fear it’s power but also they fear what the introspective man expects of his peers. the introspective man comes from the same blood as Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama & Winston Churchill. these men expected greatness from their peers. they called upon their fellow countrymen & women to be the change they wished to see. more often than not we assign greatness to excess. we assign greatness to extravagance, we assign it to all the things that are extraordinary. we forget that we can be extraordinary without material. it is for that reason that i do not envy celebrities or any famous person for that matter. it is much easier to be extraordinary from my ordinary perch amongst the hoi polloi. there are so many people that you can blame for what happens to you but ultimately the only person that is accountable is you.
everyday is a new beginning and everyday can be a step in the right or wrong direction. no man or woman can be bound their environment they can only be bound by the conditions of their mind. it those who dare to dream that we look to for guidances but their only guide is what they find inside. with that said look inside of you and dare to dream and be extraordinary.
NIH-Led Scientists Find Antibodies that Prevent Most HIV Strains from Infecting Human Cells
Discovery to Advance HIV Vaccine Design, Antibody Therapy for Other Diseases (The above image shows the atomic structure of the antibody VRC01 (blue and green) binding to HIV (grey and red). The precise site of VRC01-HIV binding (red) is a subset of the area of viral attachment to the primary immune cells HIV infects)
Scientists have discovered two potent human antibodies that can stop more than 90 percent of known global HIV strains from infecting human cells in the laboratory, and have demonstrated how one of these disease-fighting proteins accomplishes this feat. According to the scientists, these antibodies could be used to design improved HIV vaccines, or could be further developed to prevent or treat HIV infection. Moreover, the method used to find these antibodies could be applied to isolate therapeutic antibodies for other infectious diseases as well.
“The discovery of these exceptionally broadly neutralizing antibodies to HIV and the structural analysis that explains how they work are exciting advances that will accelerate our efforts to find a preventive HIV vaccine for global use,” says Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health. “In addition, the technique the teams used to find the new antibodies represents a novel strategy that could be applied to vaccine design for many other infectious diseases.”
“Got a sweet lil’ darling back in my corner
Below I know I love her but, act like I don’t want her
Surrounded by the lovely but yet feel like a loner
Could be an organ donor,
The way I’d give up my heart but never know because shit I never tell her
Ask me how I’m feeling I’d holla that it’s irrel’
I don’t get myself caught in the Jello jella,
And pudding pops that other opt to call falling in love but,
For the record have you ever rode a horse?
Like for you to take me to Pluto, I said of course
But if you ain’t a sweety indeedy I won’t endorse
Han Solo till I’m hit by bullet, so may the force
Be with you, and I hit you when better time permits
For now show me samples, examples why your the shit
But how am I to know with the profession that I’m in
And if you do not know me then how could you be my friend”—
It has come to my attention that my tweets have come under fire. While my father and I share the same name we are not the same person. Although, I am well aware, that any damage that is done to his name can damage mine. My problem is not the accountability they expect because with great power comes great responsibility, But at what cost? If it’s my youth you can have the power, I’ll find my way back to it. I’m in the time of my life that everyone says is the most enjoyable and is the only time I will be allowed to make mistakes. But it seems as though I’m, expected to comport myself as an experienced business professional but I am not. If you want to document my exploits do so accurately. Turn your camera’s on and press record, if you do so please be more CNN than Fox News, Be more AC360˚ and less O’ Reilly Factor. Explain that while the younger John Conyers has less than perfect decorum. He is self-aware and understands the position he has in life and the obligation he has to his fellow citizen. An ideal that was imbued upon at Mother Morehouse, by his parents and by every mentor he’s ever had. Don’t try and stain my image before I have the opportunity to create it. Don’t expose my film to light before it can develop, people have built a framework to which I will fit. Don’t ruin all of their hard work and mine. If you want to report my actions please do but do so accurately.