Venazualean Judges and Congress Disagree on Amnesty to Free Socialist Prisoners

Back in March things looked good for political activists who were imprisoned in 1999 for opposing the social revolution, created by the late President Hugo Chavez who had passed away in 2013 from cancer. Supporters of the bill had celebrated by lighting fireworks in the street and posting videos on  Youtube shouting victoriously. Lawmakers joined the families of the prisoners as they rejoiced in their pending freedom. Unfortunately, several hours before the bill was officially passed, President Nicolás Maduro repeated that he would not let the bill go through. He claimed that if the bill was passed it would free murderers and terrorists. Maduro’s critic Jose Manuel Gonzalez say that he is ignoring the fact that these were student demonstrators who were arrested and thrown in jail. Maduro is accused of continuing to support fabricated charges placed against these protesters and that they are not murderers and terrorists.
A few days ago, Venezuela’s supreme court blocked the congressional decision to free political prisoners, a fight that was led by Leopoldo López, which according to activist Manuel Gonzalez is a political prisoner who was barred for six years from holding public office, beginning in 2008 because of his affiliation with human rights groups. He was arrested in 2014 for participating in human rights demonstration in Caracas and for allegedly causing violence. Had the bill for amnesty of political prisoners gone through, López, who is serving a sentence of 14 years, would have been one of the freed prisoners.

How Kyle Bass Helped Crush A House of Cards

The sub-prime lending crisis prior 2008 was the result of mortgage cards stacked to resemble a strong structure, but literally built on nothing. It was going to collapse eventually, there’s no way around that. The principle is TANSTAAFL, There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch. Something doesn’t, and can’t, come from Nothing. That said, a house of cards will stand until a breeze comes along. In this case, the breeze came from Kyle Bass, an Argentine hedge fund manager currently based out of Dallas, Texas. Bass runs CAD, the Coalition for Affordable Drugs, and uses this operation to manipulate stock values. He’ll have his special interest group set their sights on a pharmaceutical and through some backhanded legal means force that pharmaceutical to decimate their prices. When this drop hits Wall Street, Bass is sure to short-sell his holdings with the pharmaceutical company in question. This makes him millions in a way that essentially defrauds the sick from future developments of a kind companies with resources enough to make such discoveries happen can facilitate. It’s a drop in the Bucket on Bass, however. He hit the market betting against the house of cards that was America’s sub-prime lending market, and made a financial killing. The thing is, he may have been partially responsible for initiating the collapse.

Bass worked with Bear-Stearns until he no longer did. Sometime after he was released from the organization, Bass told a journalist with CSPAN that Goldman-Sachs had refused a routine transaction from them. The journalist asked a probing question on the air, even as Goldman-Sachs reversed its decision at virtually the same time. It was too late, however; the damage was done. The financial community of Wall Street lost confidence in Bear-Stearns, and by the end of the week, J.P. Morgan Chase had absorbed the bank.

The contested transaction was a routine novation. Novations are kind of like the transitive property in mathematics. If A equals B, and B equals C, then A equals C. You’ve got to pay Steve, Jenny has to pay you. Let Jenny pay Steve and save some time. That’s the basic principle behind a novation, and in banking this will apply to things like mortgage-backed securities and cash. This mortgage-backed security is worth this much money, so you can exchange the two. There were no problems with any of the big banks, trust wise; they were all built on novations contrived from sub-par loans not worth what they were traded for. So when Bass pulled the table-cloth out from under the cards that March, they had finished falling by the end of the year.

According to UsefulStooges’ very informative article: Kyle Bass The Frantic Investments of a Desperate Gambler, Bass is hand-in-glove with socialist despot of Argentina Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. It would be more surprising if what he did were not informed by a socialistic financial assassination putsch.

Halvorssen Supports Sanders: No Dictators!

Thor Halvorssen was interviewed by Trish Regan on Fox Business Network on February 25, 2016. Halvorssen is the founder and president of the Human Rights Foundation (HRF). Regan asked Halvorssen: “Why do you believe socialism is a violation of basic human rights?”

Halvorssen answered: “Countries that do not violate human rights can have socialist governments and that is perfectly okay.” He explained that governments that have branches of government, separation of powers, and Constitutional powers, like Denmark, Finland, or Sweden, that have socialist or labor governments, can be perfectly fine in terms of not violating human rights. The problem arises, Halvorssen said, “When socialism is done under an authoritarian government or someone using socialism as a mask takes control of a government, claims that they are going to help the people, and ultimately ends up looting the country. . . “ Halvorssen believes there is a difference between a country having a socialist government and a government having socialist policies.

Thor Halvorssen made a statement that seemed to astonish Regan: “I actually made the largest contribution allowable to the campaign of Bernie Sanders.” She said, “Really? Why?” He explained the current Democratic front runner right now has taken millions and millions of dollars in contributions from many dictators. He named Algeria, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain, and described human rights violations that have occurred in these countries, such as executing people for being gay, completely restricting all press freedoms, and banning Christmas.

Halvorssen described his own family’s experiences in socialist Venezuela. Halvorssen’s father was a political prisoner, his mother was shot by Chavez, and his first cousin is currently a political prisoner in Venezuela. He states that for years, decades, Venezuela had a socialist government, and things were fine there. If, he says, there is rule of law, socialism can work. He believes that poverty is not best solved by redistributing wealth; he believes making more wealth is the solution: “I am a believer in free markets.”

Halvorssen’s final statement: “I’d rather have a democratic socialist than a supporter of dictators in the White House.”

George Soros Supports Human Rights in 2016 Presidential Race

George Soros on politifact has always taken a stand for the causes that are important to him. Indeed, Soros has never taken the past of least resistance when it comes to standing up for democratic principles or human rights. Soros has an interesting background in coming to appreciate the importance of human rights and fighting fiercely to protect them from corrupt or authoritarian regimes on http://www.marketwatch.com/story/george-soros-heres-my-plan-to-solve-the-asylum-chaos-2015-09-29. Soros was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1930. He survived the Nazi invasion of Hungary and fled to England, where he studied at the London School of Economics. It was during his education in London when George Soros began to appreciate the importance of an open society and the free flourishing of ideas without restrictions from a government. After graduating, Soros moved to New York City, where he began a very successful career in finance and investing and would eventually establish Soros Fund Management.

Since the 1970s, well before George Soros became the well known and respected businessman that he is today, Soros has been fighting for the rights of the underprivileged and marginalized members of societies through the Open Society Foundations, which he continues to lead today. In addition to his financial contributions and vocal support of humanitarian causes, George Soros on latino.foxnews has also written over a dozen books on a wide range of topics from the global financial crises to the war on terrorism. As of 2016, Soros’ individual net worth has exceeded an estimated $24.9 billion, according to “The World’s Billionaires,” which is published by Forbes. Soros definitely realizes that he has opportunities to change the world for the better with the professional and financial success on opensocietyfoundations.org he has made possible for himself over the past several decades. To that end, he has paved the way for countless other young professionals who seek his guidance and experience in creating similar successes for themselves and truly launching their finance careers. Indeed, Soros was responsible for training Jim Rogers, a fellow hedge fund manager who credits his success to Soros’ training and mentoring over the years.

Outside of humanitarian causes and professional success, Soros has been actively involved in supporting various progressive political causes, most recently to include supporting a PAC in the hopes of encouraging Latino voters to participate in the U.S. presidential election this November. Soros just made a $5 million donation to the PAC, which he says is a step in the right direction to make sure that Latino voices are heard this election season, in response to the hateful anti-immigrant rhetoric of GOP front runner Donald Trump. In light of Soros’ own history with immigration and opposing Nazi rule in Hungary, it should come as no surprise that Soros is willing to throw his financial support behind a cause seeking to support marginalized immigrants in the U.S. Soros has been very vocal in opposing what he refers to as shameful rhetoric from the Trump campaign in hoping to unite the country around shared values of democracy and freedom, rather than capitalizing on anger and frustration of the American public.

Slyce and Shoe Carnival Launch Innovative 3D Mobile Visual Search Technology

Shoe Carnival, a leading retailer that deals with footwear and accessories from the United States, has entered into a business agreement with Slyce Inc. from Canada. Under the agreement, the visual search platform will provide Shoe Carnival with a new and innovative image recognition technology. The automated 3D product will allow mobile visitors to the company’s website, ShoeCarnival.com, to access all their products easily using pictures and photos.

The innovative technology allows visitors to take a picture of an item and they will be presented with a number of close options to choose from. They can then decide which product to purchase. What is amazing about this new product from Slyce is that, it can take snapshots of either real world items or other printed sources like magazines. In addition, it supports 3D technology making the process easy and convenient.

The process of making a purchase has also been made easy since it is only a few clicks away. The fact that this software allows people to search for exactly what they want has made it appealing to many users who value its user friendly approach. Slyce CEO, Mark Elfenbein, has expressed his delight at the deployment of the new 3D mobile technology with Shoe Carnival.

Shoe Carnival’s ecommerce VP said that the company was excited to launch the new mobile visual search product and assured customers that mobile was a big part of its multi-channel marketing strategy. He also said that Shoe Carnival is always looking for new ways to innovate their products and service offering. The company has 400 stores that operate in 34 states of America.

Slyce

Slyce is a Toronto, Ontario, based company. It delivers high tech image recognition technologies that are used to support powerful sales. The technologies are mostly used by modern retailers and customers to make online search easy and convenient. The technology can be used by customers to search for products that they desire to buy. They can simply take a picture of the product and then the app will search its large database of photos and images to come up with the closest option that the customer requires. They can then make a purchase order.

Slyce delivers all its products as either white-label platform that supports visual search as well as consumer mobile apps. The technology is used by many large retailers like Tilly’s, Urban Outfitters, Home Depot and Neiman Marcus. The company’s revenue stream comes from fees charged for integration, software licensing, program promotions and purchase transactions.