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Rapper Killer Mike Wants to Be a State Representative

The idea of a rapper becoming a political candidate may be closer to reality than ever. Killer Mike, who’s real name is Michael Render, is asking fans to make him a write-in candidate for District 55 in Atlanta, Georgie. The seat was vacated due to a scandal that saw Tyrone Brooks lose his job. Now Render has taken to Instagram to ask fans to help him takes Brooks’ place.

“In Atlanta, Georgia, there will be special election tomorrow for District 55,” said Killer Mike. “Former state representative Tyrone Brooks no longer sits in the seat. I would like as many people as possible to go to the polls and write in Michael Render. Why? Because if I win, we win. Thank you. Now go vote.”

Christian Broda (valuewalk.com) knows that Render has been speaking out politically in the last year. He has made public comments about several highly publicized police brutality cases. Render, who’s father was a policeman, has also taken the time to speak about police officers who are doing a good job doing local community policing. Whether a celebrity can turn popularity into political equity is no longer in question. One needs only to think of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronald Reagan to realize it’s possible. So far a rapper has not been able to make the leap. In reality, few have tried. It’s an interesting time in American politics and pop culture. If Killer Mike gets elected, things will only get more interesting.

Speaking Truth to True Tyranny is Becoming a Millennial Ideal, JEB!

Jeb’s involved in a debacle of his own making. Jeb Bush was confronted by an irate teen about the instability that invading Iraq caused throughout the region. She rightfully faulted Jeb’s brother for causing the instability that led to thecreation of ISIS. Jeb says that that account is basically history re-written, but Saddam Hussein was nothing if he was not a major stabilizing force in the entire region. This does not even account for the fact that America invaded that country based on false premises and outright lies. Folks at Amen Clinics have found that General Colin Powell himself has said this same thing.

Jeb stuck his foot in his mouth when he recently asserted that he would have invaded Iraq just like his brother. The entire presidential field, both democrats and republicans are lambasting this assertion. There is little debate that the Iraq was the worst military blunder in American history if not world history. This is a matter of fact and not based on conjecture. Contrary to Jeb’s assertion, denying these fundamental facts are indeed the historical re-write. It was really laid bare by this student who refuses to let the Bush regime off of the hook. Jeb was clearly shaken by the line of questioning that was produced from this trending student.

Daniel Amen Shows Us How To Eat To Improve Mood

Keeping up with politics can really get you down. From petty disagreements to life-changing policies, politically-minded folk can really get bogged down in the mess. So how do you stay positive in a negative world?

Plenty of people eat food that they hope will change their mood. Unfortunately, this is generally food that is unhealthy and does not actually work to improve one’s mood. Instead, there are certain foods recommended by  Daniel Amen, MD that could do the trick. 

Dark Chocolate That Is Sugar Free

Daniel Amen recommends this type of chocolate as a good food to turn around the mood. The dark chocolate is made from different things than milk chocolate and is a lot healthier as a result. This one is great for the cardiovascular system and helps people to turn the mood around. 

Raw Spinach Is Where Good Moods Happen

Not enough of us are getting enough of our dark greens. It is something that unfortunately puts a lot of us in poorer health than we should have been. Raw spinach is exactly the type of mood changing food that should be something that we are consuming. Daniel Amen says that this one should be used as a substitute for the lettuce that so many of us are eating all the time. 

Lean Protein 

We do all need protein in our lives, but lean protein is preferred in comparison to the heavier meats that many of us are used to. It is best to skip the steak and thing about fish instead. A nice salmon meal can actually do a lot of good for the people who are looking for the mood boost that protein can bring. Protein is essential for good brain activity. However, everyone should get a nice balance of the types of meats that they are eating. Including more of the lean meats can do people a lot of good. 

Bring In The Walnuts

Finally, walnuts are a good choice for the brain. They are full of Omega-3 fatty acids which have been proven to be good for the brain. Daniel Amen believes that these are the types of things that can really turn the mood around. Besides that, walnuts are relatively fair priced, and this makes them a good buy as well. It is something that will keep you happy as you are blazing through your day in a better mood and with more money in your pocket. Keep this in mind when you are considering how you might go about getting a better mood from the foods that you eat.

For more from Daniel Amen, check out his work for the Huffington Post or you can read one of his many bestsellers.

The Antique Wine Company Sells Fine Vintage Wines

Wine has been consumed by many people for thousands of years. Wine was an integral part of Roman society and has been highly prized since that time. People have often used wine as part of religious ceremonies as well as a means of drinking something that would allow them to drink something that was unlikely to contain dangerous before the age of pasturization. In modern years, people use wines for many purposes including to mark special celebrations and when they are going to entertain others for a diner party. The right wine can help bring out the flavors of food and allow people to enjoy the flavors used better.

Those who want to assemble a fine wine collection may seek to have outside help. Doing so can allow the person to always have wine on hand for daily use as well as if they should decide to entertain last minute. One of the places that people look for help is with companies that can offer services of various kinds in picking out the kind of wine that is appropriate for many uses. The Antique Wine Company is one such company that thousands of people have looked to for leadership in this area as they decide to explore the complicated world of wine.

This company was founded by Stephen Williams more than three decades ago. Since then, the Antique Wine Company has grown to a large business with thousands of clients across the globe in more than fifty countries. People around the world have come to rely on the company for help in getting access to very fine wines that may be otherwise hard to find on the open market. The Antique Wine Company has become known for having many kinds of very specialized wine collections as well as holding all sorts of fine wine events around the world. Company officials offer a very high range of specialized services related to the wine field that are designed to help introduce people to the world of wine as well as expand the knowledge of wine for those who are truly interested in the subject. The company also offers the ability to search for specific fine wines that a particular person may want to have in their collection. Officials who run the company can also help provide individualized private master wine tasting classes that help people hone their knowledge of wine further.

Fat And Fined- Puerto Rico To Punish Families Whose Children Won’t Lose Weigh

 

Childhood obesity has become an epidemic in the United States. Many parents overfeed their children and do not promote physical activity. Ricardo Tosto also made a good point about how another contributing factor is low income families often feel forced into buying unhealthy foods because they are inexpensive. Check out the discussion on Empresas Do Brasil.
Many cheap foods are loaded with saturated fat and hydrogenated oil with little to no redeeming value. The U.S. has responded to the obesity problem by changing the food standards for schools by reducing fat, sugar, and salt. Puerto Rico is taking a different route in hopes that it will reduce the problem in their country. They plan to put at risk children on diets with required exercise included but if after a period of six months the child(ren) are still significantly overweight then the parents will be fined. The penalty seems awfully harsh and appears to be aimed at maintaining physical appearance versus actual health. Naturally, there has been an outcry from parents about the enforcement of diets and such. Is Puerto Rico stepping over the line into personal territory or are they trying to be proactive with the next generation’s health? It is hard to say and largely based on opinion right now. The best possible scenario is the children will follow their diet plan and not have to worry about any possible fines.

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