Showing posts with label business. Show all posts
Showing posts with label business. Show all posts

Friday, June 23, 2017

How Armadillo Art Glass benefits the community revisited!

Armadillo Art Glass is a collection of local artists from the Austin, Texas community who sell their crafts by using their skills in glass blowing. With local artists coming together to form a community, such artists can sell their crafts and artworks for profit which will gear to generate money into the community. These artists are helping the community with their works of art. With these profits, 100% of proceeds go to all nonprofit organizations including Meals on Wheels. Meals on Wheels sponsors events held by  Armadillo Art Glass.

“They make art. There’s live paintings. It’s just a really chill event. Local artists come together to build a community and share art. Meals On Wheels raised $150,000 dollars last year for this charity event.” said Meg Stahl.

Armadillo Art Glass raised $150,000 dollars for Meals On Wheels last year in 2016. The average amount of donations Armadillo Art Glass receives for their charity events are $150,000 dollars a year. In some years, Meals On Wheels raises $300,000 dollars from sales at their charity events. 100% of proceeds go to all nonprofit organizations and partner sponsorships involved inside this charity event sponsored by Meals On Wheels.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Why the US government needs to take away corporate subsidies in yearly taxes revisited!

The United States pays more in taxes in corporate subsidies taxes more than any other countries scattered across the world. US citizens pay too much in corporate subsidies taxes. Corporations get a lot of handouts from the government as Phillip from the TheAdviseShow pointed out. Corporate subsidies are considered as entitlement. No more handouts!

Privatization is a business form of outsourcing. Privatization and outsourcing go hand in hand with each other in economic terms of free market economics along with free market trade. These jobs are being sent offshore and are never coming back at all! To sum it all up, privatization really means "outsourcing"! Watch out for that!

Is it possible to get a tax extension? No it's not always possible for a person to get an extension for their taxes. That's just not the reality in the world of accounting and finance. Taxes are due when they are due. Tax extension is only possible in very special unique circumstances. A tax extension is only given to certain people at certain times basically. Other than that, no, people don't get a tax extension. That's just not the reality.

Why the US government needs to take away corporate subsidies in yearly taxes!

We need to take away and get rid of these corporate subsidies! Here's why!
The United States pays more in taxes in corporate subsidies taxes more than any other countries scattered across the world. US citizens pay too much in corporate subsidies taxes. There really ought to be a limitation in cap on these taxes. Corporate subsidies are considered as entitlement. Corporations get a lot of handouts from the government as Phillip from the TheAdviseShow pointed out. We need to get rid of these withstanding laws.This method of taxation is quite harmful.
No more handouts!

History of Travis State School revisited!

Travis State School (first known as Austin State School - Farm Colony) was a living center that was operated as a farm colony, work facility, and educational facility a farm colony becoming eventually a work facility and an educational facility for the mentally retarded citizens of Texas operating from 1933 to 1996. The institution taught the mentally retarded how to be self-sufficient. Travis State School itself was located at FM 969 and Decker Lane 8 miles east of Downtown Austin located near the Colorado River.


In 1930, Texas Governor Miriam A. Ferguson and Dr. J. W. Bradfield proposed an idea to the Texas Board of Control along with Texas Mental Health Mental Retardation to create a farm colony, work facility, and educational facility for the mentally retarded citizens of Texas. The Texas Government had purchased 241 acres of land from Greg Wilson, Annie LaRue Scott, and six other residents in the year of 1932. In 1933, the Texas legislature established Travis State School as the Austin State School - Farm Colony as an annex/branch of the Austin State School.

Travis State School itself was located at FM 969 and Decker Lane 8 miles east of Downtown Austin located near the Colorado River. East Austin, further away from US Highway 183 was all farmland with ranches which resulted in an ideal location for Austin State School - Farm Colony.

Both mentally handicapped individuals and physically handicapped individuals lived at Travis State School. Mostly mentally handicapped individuals lived there. Most were non-verbal. The school was mostly compromised of multi-handicapped students. Travis State School is very similar in setup to Marbridge Foundation and Down Home Ranch.


The farm colony started as a true farm community in 1933. Texas Government along Texas Mental Health Mental Retardation had felt a need to place mentally retarded citizens in a separate home away from the rest of society. The mindset of society was to place mentally retarded citizens far away from so they wouldn’t ever have a need to come into the metropolis as Austin State School was set up as an autonomous community.  Texas Government along TX MHMR ideology was for the mentally retarded to produce farm products for other ‘State Schools’ and institutions. This taught the mentally retarded how to be self-sufficient. Travis State School was set up as an autonomous community.

Austin State School - Farm Colony was intended to provide a home for mentally retarded male patients who could no longer further benefit from training at the Austin State School and who were able to do such farm work such as gardening, farming, dairying, mowing, and such related tasks. The first students were transferred from the Austin State School to the farm colony in October 1934 which at the time had only one building. However, there were female students even in 1934 despite the original intentions of the institutions for males only.

At first, Austin State School - Farm Colony was just for men and eventually women. Children came later. ‘State School’ facilities were gender segregated due to a prevalent belief from the time period that associated mental retardation with promiscuity, alcoholism, and immoral behavior.

In 1939, student population was 450. Only 7-8 students had ground paroles. Salaries for farm work was $27 per month. Eventually due to inflation the pay rate was raised to $40 per month. Employees worked 12 hours a day. Dentists worked 8 hours a day. There were 45 female students working at the farm colony.
A staff of 45 women employees and 90 male employees took care of 450 students on a daily basis. Condition were not too primitive.


However on January 14, 1941, the Texas Legislature and Texas Government were considering closing down the farm colony due to the fact that the farm colony was a total failure as the farm colony could not produce enough to maintain for the patients at the institution and other institutions run by the state. However the farm colony remained.

By 1945, the farm colony had six buildings with offices. The farm colony became a separate institution from the Austin State School in 1949 despite having the name ‘Austin State School’ which it was always a part of. 1949 brought big changes to Travis State School. The farm colony was always Austin State School despite was others say. A plant nursery operated there at Travis State School from 1933 to 1990. The school grew their own vegetables. Beef and pork were raised in the farm colony.


By 1955, TX MHMR had acquired an additional 195 acres from 8 more residents all of whom owned farmland. The Austin State School - Farming Colony campus eventually grew to encompass 68 buildings that spanned to the 436 acres you see today owned by KIPP Austin.


Farming operations at the facility slowly ceased in January 1961 due to the fact that the farm colony was a total failure. The farm colony could not produce enough to maintain for the patients at the institutions. The farming operations did not cease due to mental health care reforms in the 1960's due to popular belief. Farming operations ceased due to lack of attention and criminal negligence.
To reflect this change, Austin State School - Farm Colony was renamed to Travis State School in January 1961.

Travis State School had its highest peak of patient enrollment of 1,800 patients/students in 1968 all of whom had been transferred from other institutions. Later included was a swimming pool, cannery, storerooms, more offices, and a sewing room.

In the year of 1970, Travis State School received a grant from the Hospital Improvement Project which made it possible for the use of a unit system of treatment. A new Vocational Evaluation and Training Center was opened and staffed through a grant from the Texas Rehabilitation Commission. The water tower was constructed over a graveyard. Female students were first admitted in 1973 for the first time since the institution gradually opened in 1933.


The reasons why Austin State School - Farm Colony ceased operations was due to revisions in the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1974 and the oil recession of the 1970s that greatly effected the United States economy. Texas Government discovered the free labor residents and inmates provided was considered somewhat exploitive especially for the high functioning residents. High functioning residents were assigned to take care of low functioning residents. The State of Texas could not afford to pay residents and inmates as workers. So residents and inmates worked for free. This in turn was a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1974.

The courts ruled in 1974 residents and inmates in these institutions run by the State of Texas (federal, state-run, or otherwise) were entitled to protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act. This was a tragedy for some of the residents and inmates residing in these institutions. They had no sense of purpose and had idle time sitting on the ward. Despite that, state run programs were still readily available. Despite that, the nursery was still in operation until 1990.


The Texas Government and TX MHMR had began changing its focus from institutionalization to integrated placement in local communities as this trend was becoming nationwide in the United States in the 1980s. ‘State Schools’ began to see a decline in enrollment. This was a result from efforts in deinstitutionalization. By then, state officials began following this trend. The Texas Government and TX MHMR had began changing its focus from institutionalization to deinstitutionalization.

In 1981, farming operations at the facility ceased for good due to lack of enrollment, lack of maintenance, criminal negligence, and bad results. All what was left in its place was the institution.
The Travis State School functioned as an Independent School District (ISD) from 1981 to 1988. After the year of 1988 due to lack of enrollment and federal funding, Travis State School relied on the Manor Independent School District to provide academic instruction through its "mainstreaming" program instead. The Travis State School Independent School District and Austin State School Independent School District were shut down by the state due to lack of enrollment and deinstitutionalization.


In the 1990s, Travis State School was renamed to Austin State School Annex but still kept the name ‘Travis State School’ as many people referred to the institution by such name despite what other say. Texas has always historically been behind most US states to serve people with mental retardation within their own communities along with Alabama, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Illinois. 

The 1990s saw an even further decline in ‘State School’ enrollment due to deinstitutionalization and healthcare laws. Effects of deinstitutionalization became statewide. Statistics in newspapers, reports, and books showed otherwise. In 1992, Travis State School had 604 patients and 1,270 employees with a total of 86 buildings at its 436 acre property. In 1994, only 104 patients remained. They were unharmed.

In 1994, the State of Texas and City of Austin proposed a 1,000 inmate facility for a new state jail to alleviate crowding with the population in state jails. In 1996, the Travis County State Jail/Travis State Jail was built and completed. For a short while, Travis County State Jail/Travis State Jail was privately run by privatized prison industrial complex company Wackenhut Correctional Facilities from 1994 to 2001. The land where Travis County State Jail/Travis State Jail occupies is where the Farm Colony originally was for Austin State School - Farm Colony.

Due to an abuse case at Travis State School along with lawsuits such as Lelsz vs. Kavanagh and Ruiz vs. Estelle, Travis State School closed down as an agreement in a lawsuit settlement with the state of Texas and US Government in 1996. The lawsuit was both statewide and federal, thus resulting in the federal lawsuit of Lelsz vs. Kavanagh.

By 1996, Travis State School closed for good. By then all remaining 41 patients were relocated to nearby institutions such as the Austin State School (now Austin State Supported Living Center). Construction at Travis State School lasted from 1996 to 1998. Debris was left over from pervious construction teams who relocated nearly everything. Some items and various other objects were left onsite. Buildings fell into various states of decay and disrepair.

In 1996, local real estate developer Peter Barlin had bought the land Travis State School was located on from Texas Board of Control. The idea for Peter Barlin purchasing the Travis State School land and buildings was to create a private version of the public housing agency called Vision Village. His main intention was to create public housing. Vision Village was supposed to be a neighborhood for low income housing. The City of Austin gave him a $1 million dollar incentive for this land development. Organizers borrowed nearly $4 million from Austin, Travis County and a local bank in 1997.

However plans fell through when Vision Village lacked the management expertise and fund-raising ability to build the housing it promised. Local real estate developer Peter Barlin had been charged criminally with penalties such as embezzlement, conspiracy, money laundering, mismanagement, and fraud. More than $5 million had been poured into the project. Peter Barlin had owned the former Travis State School site that was once set aside for Vision Village, a project that never got off the ground despite more than $1 million from the city. The Vision Village costs had ran deeper than dollars however.


In 2004, KIPP Schools (KIPP Austin) had purchased the property from Peter Barlin and the State of Texas via TX MHMR from Texas Board of Control. Some buildings however were still abandoned. These buildings were renovated overtime. Only few buildings were demolished. The Travis State School Cemetery had fallen into disrepair. Security had not been set up to protect and secure property on a 24 hour basis yet.

Travis State School sat abandoned and vacant for a period of time from 1996 to 2004.
This made it easy for scrappers to steal and vandalize the buildings for copper metal in order to gain a profit. One famous example would be local criminal Reginald Dane Parker. Local criminal Reginald Dane Parker had apparently been stealing copper wire there from the location site before for years. The timeframe Reginald Dane Parker had been stealing copper wire from Travis State School was from 2001 to 2005. Reginald Dane Parker was arrested and jailed by law enforcement officials in 2005.

By 2011, KIPP Austin had fully settled onto the land of the former Travis State School site. However the 8 dorms that weren’t in use were boarded up and closed off. The 9 warehouses are in various states of disrepair. Austin Police Department had set up their Child Protective Services division there in the year of 2011 as well.

In 2015, KIPP Schools contracted with local business ASC Management to secure the property as an effort in security measures. Closed-Camera surveillance cameras are now present and 24 hour security is actively on sight. Gates now hover over the buildings. Unoccupied buildings that were boarded up or abandoned are now currently in use. These building have been upgraded by being renovated. Currently businesses such as KIPP Austin, Austin Discovery School, KIPP Cafe, Austin Police Department, and Child Protective Services now occupy the land property. A small handful of former warehouses are in various states of disrepair.



[Here’s why Travis State School really closed!]

[John Lelsz Sr. with his wife, Ruth Lelsz, had filed a lawsuit that claimed Texas ‘State Schools’ along with other institutions of this kind violated the constitutional rights of their residents in 1974. Abuse was rampant in these institutions. criminal negligence, Patients were living in unsanitary condition provided by extremely inadequate living conditions. The lawsuit was Lelsz vs. Kavanagh. The lawsuit was eventually settled in 1991.

Travis State School closed down due a federal lawsuit called Lelsz vs. Kavanagh. Complainant John Lelsz Sr. and his wife Ruth Lelsz alleged their son, John Lelsz Jr. was physically abused and overtly medicated. John Lelsz Jr. was housed at Travis State School and Austin State School. John Lelsz Jr. was a blind and retarded patient who was physically aggressive with others and prone to violent outbursts. As a result he was overmedicated by Travis State School and Austin State School staff and the medical faculty.

When his parents went to visit him at Travis State School and Austin State School, they notices bruises, scars, and various other lacerations on his body.John Lelsz Jr. had acquired a head gash requiring six stitches, a black eye and swollen face while at Austin State School. Austin State School staff had used cattle prods to administer electroshock therapy on John Lelsz Jr. was a very difficult patient. Both parents filed a lawsuit against the state of Texas. Such said lawsuit eventually reached Federal Court. This led to the closure of the Travis State School in 1996.

By 1998, Travis State School closed for good. By then all remaining 41 patients were relocated to nearby institutions such as the Austin State School (now Austin State Supported Living Center). By 1999, lawsuits of Lelsz vs. Kavanagh and Ruiz vs. Estelle were mostly settled with the fact most of the complainants, plaintiffs, defendants, defenders, lawyers, and attorneys, were somewhat not satisfied with the Texas Governments’ actions with some justice being unserved to the victims and those whom were harmed.

As a result of delayed justice, John Lelsz Jr. was removed from Austin State School to a psychiatric institution in Arkansas in 1997. Since then his family relocated him back to Texas. His parents have since passed away. John Lelsz Sr. passed away in June 1995.]


[As for the government properties of Austin State School and Travis State School…]

[The Travis State School Cemetery still remains onsite hidden away from KIPP Austin campus. The cemetery has fallen into disrepair. Many graves, tombstones, and other identifiers such as markers remain untouched despite the future plans from the Texas Government to remove such graves. The Texas Government decided to leave the graves untouched. The Travis State School Cemetery has fallen into disrepair.]

[Austin State School - Farm Colony had moved back to its original location at the “original” Austin State School (now Austin State Supported Living Center) in 1998. Austin State School - Farm Colony has now been reduced to a garden to a size of 4 rows as of 2016. The farm colony is a former shill of what it once was. No longer are extreme amounts of tax dollars being poured into the farm colony. As of 2016, the farm colony no longer exists.]


*Travis State School went under various names over the years such as Austin State School - Farm Colony, Austin State School - Farm Colony for the Feebleminded, Austin State School - Farm Colony for the Mentally Challenged, Travis State School for Boys, Travis State Home, Travis State School for the Mentally Gifted, Travis State School for the Mentally Challenged, Austin State School Annex, and Travis State School Annex.
*Travis State School was first named Austin State School - Farm Colony in 1933.
*Austin State School - Farm Colony was changed and renamed to Travis State School in 1961.
*Travis State School was the first state school in Texas to have a swimming pool for therapeutic purposes.
*A plant nursery operated there at Travis State School from 1933 to 1990. The school grew their own vegetables.
*Beef and pork were raised in the farm colony.
The water tower was constructed over the first graveyard in 1966. The water tower still remains standing today.

Marquis Greer's independent record label Purple Elephant Music established.

Marquis Greer started the Purple Elephant Music independent record label out of Dallas, Texas.
The reason Marquis Greer started Purple Elephant Music because he believes there is not enough underground music out there for everyone. Purple Elephant Music is a full time hustle for Marquis Greer. He wants to expand the brand of Purple Elephant Music for his artists and MC's that collaborate and connect with him. He wants to connect with artists and producers. Expanding the brand for the Purple Elephant Music independent record label is Marquis Greer's main focus right now. Marquis Greer is expanding the brand for Purple Elephant Music right now.

What methods of promotion Kevin Anthony is currently using to promote him self as an established independent artist.

It's not as easy to promote yourself for self-promotion as everyone who's a musician or an artist makes it seem. That's just not the reality in self-promotion marketing.

Not only is Kevin Anthony using the newest ways of self-promotion by using the internet as a platform for promotions but he is using the oldest ways of self-promotion by word of mouth and posters. Word of mouth is the oldest form of promotion known to humankind. Word of mouth promotion has been around since almost the beginning of time. Kevin Anthony using the word of mouth promotion method is best way to get his stuff out there. You all can trust me on all this.

Other than that, his flyers can be seen online also! Kevin Anthony does use his promotion skills and marketing skills to the best of his advantage. In the business world self-promotion, professionalism, dress outfits, and marketing are the most important things!

Kevin Anthony has the potential to be a singer-songwriter behind the scenes of the music industry and publishing rights business. Kevin Anthony should hit the books on studying music rights. Kevin Anthony has a lot of potential and we hate to see all that potential go to waste. Other than that, Kevin Anthony is so dope.

Insight on the politics of Jello Biafra.

Jello Biafra has made some anti-Bush statements along with Fat Mike of NOFX. For those who don't know, Jello Biafra has run for mayor of San Francisco in 1977. Jello Biafra ran as a candidate for the Green Party in 2000, performed with NOFX at the Rock Against George Bush and crashed the Democratic National Convention and Republican Convention more than twice. Jello Biafra had joined the Occupy movement of 2011 and 2012. So Jello Biafra is STILL relevant today. Jello Biafra has made some anti-Obama statements after Barrack Obama let 320 million Americans along with the rest of the world down. Even with all that Change and Hope crap. Because of some of his ridiculous requests he wants to have happen and because he has been compared to Crazy Leftists (Leftivists) and Crazy Centrists, nobody will really vote for him and take He is pro Green Party despite some pro Libertarian Party sentiments made long ago.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

What Skunk Radio Live is.

Skunk Radio Live is a music news radio station from London, United Kingdom that exposes undiscovered music from all over the world.  Skunk Radio Live was created to cater to the needs of adventuresome music lovers that are looking for new artists to discover in mew music. Skunk Radio Live has dedicated music discovery team that is eagerly scouring the globe daily to find the hottest undiscovered music creators out there.

Undiscovered artists from all over the world are popping up on Skunk Radio Live everyday. The Skunk Radio Live radio station is passionate about discovering new music genres of all kinds and is very passionate about sharing it with the world. Skunk Radio Live is a music discovery tool every music lover can't do without!

All your favorite genres from Pop, Rock, Folk, Country, Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae and EDM, to Classical Music, Soundtrack Music, Lounge Music, Jazz, and everything in-between is all available on Skunk Radio Live! What makes Skunk Radio Live special is that the music programming is not limited to mainstream genres like Pop, Rock and Hip Hop, but also includes other sub-genres, less popular genres and instrumental genres.

Opium crops still rise in Afghanistan's premium economy.

In the 1990's, Afghanistan was producing a large amounts of illicit crops. These illicit crops were known as opium. Opium is known to be highly addictive and effective for medicine. This led the country of Afghanistan to be first place in the world for opium production. But it was not long until these opium crops were banished from existence in Afghanistan.

The year 2000 is when opium was banned in Afghanistan. It was due to the political influence of the Taliban that led opium to be illegal by government policy. By then, governmental policies had taken a u-turn in laws of the land in Afghanistan. The crops of opium were highly effected by these laws. Production of opium took a massive decline over the years to come. By 2002, most of the opium crops were destroyed by the Taliban. However in 2016, opium usage would continue to rise despite all the country of Afghanistan's hardships. Opium remains a problem to this day still.

A look at the United States presidential campaign of 2016.

Overall, the election came and went. The battle for presidency raged on ever so much. The United States presidential campaign of 2016 was almost similar to a chapter taken straight out of a dystopian novel. Both political parties do not have America's best interest at heart. These presidential candidates represented their own supposed political party even though they don't have the voters interest at heart. They only care about big business and the upper class. Either way, America is screwed.

There were huge problems with both presidential candidates from both political parties due to personality clashes. One candidate publicly attacks another candidate representing another political party based on their own personality while the other candidate does the exact same thing to the candidate attacking that candidate right back. Each presidential candidate represented their own political party. These presidential candidates represented their own supposed political party even though they don't have the voters interest at heart.

Our votes are based solely upon economic factors in our lives. A great number of voters are lowly informed voters who overlook economic factors. People like this vote for the incumbent party when times are good for them. We live in international times. We're living in a country where people are constantly scared they're losing their rights.

News reporters and anchors were selling blatant lies about both candidates live on TV. The presidential campaign was attacked by many news organizations on TV. The pressure was quite aggressive and radical this year. Such aggression and rhetoric can't be hidden for long. The news media straight up lied to its audience and views across the nation.


For example…

How Hillary Clinton gained the votes for her presidential campaign is solely from political parties which has ultimately resulted in political corruption of course as many major news outlets and a handful of independent news organizations reported. The news media straight up lied to its audience and views across the nation about news surrounding Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton's support only stemmed from blatant criminal acts and political corruption. It was the fact she was straight from big money, control of the media, support from official in office from foreign governments, and activist involvement is where her support only stemmed from. Hillary Clinton needs to be jailed for some of her actions. Hillary Clinton gained the votes for her presidential campaign solely from political parties and donations.


Another example is that some news organizations blatantly lied about how Donald Trump doesn't want to win the presidential election during the presidential campaign. That's false. He clearly wants to win especially with all the public appearances he has been making along donations from big business, supposed activists, and other political parties. How Donald Trump pulled victory is with big money. His support only stemmed from big money. Not only that! Donald Trump is racist.
  
From the GOP perspective, Donald Trump capitalized on his great victory in New York. His victory was a clean sweep. His victory was a clean sweep that was dealt with a clear blow shockingly however. This clear blow was a shocker. Nonetheless, both Trump and the GOP continue to capitalize off their own victories. After all, Donald Trump garners marginal support from the GOP. He has secure endorsement from the GOP and in New York State.

The rightness of Donald Trump proves to be questionable. The logic of Trump is flawed. Donald Trump refuses to increase minimum wage, enact a living wage standard nationwide, cease all wars the US is currently involved in, get rid of tax breaks, or reform healthcare, but he will limit immigration.

Donald Trump is so quick as to dismiss viewpoints from others as he is a narcissist. He is unapologetic in his political beliefs even if his political viewpoints are politically incorrect. Yet his speeches resonate with his audience under a true conservative formation motivated by his conservative ideology with strong sense. He is seen by his supporters as brash and unapologetically patriotic. This is his true patriotism. Still, the GOP views Donald Trump as a “savior” or “the great one”.

From the GOP perspective and his too, Donald Trump capitalized on his great victory from the voters in New York. In 2016, Donald Trump won votes in the US State of New York during the presidential election which eventually led him to become President of the United States. Donald Trump capitalized on his great victory in New York winning the primary election in that state in 2016. The rightness of both the GOP and Donald Trump proves to be questionable.


One other example is the news media straight up lied about Jill Stein acting as if she did not exist in a desperate attempt to make her lose the presidential campaign. Many news channels on TV refused to cover Jill Stein live during the presidential campaign due to her radical politics. She has the voters interest at heart while big business and other so called political parties don't. Jill Stein also has America's interest at heart. Her radical stance on politics made the news media ignore her. Jill Stein and her contradictions against the establishment are truly a blessing in disguise. Jill Stein is what's needed to Make America Great Again. Jill Stein is what's needed to Make America Brehsive Again.


Ted Cruz against supporting Donald Trump in presidential campaign at Republican National Convention.

Ted Cruz caught a lot of flack from the US Republican Party along with supporters and was booed off stage by his followers for not endorsing Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016.

To set the record straight, Ted Cruz never supported Donald Trump! Endorsing Donald Trump was not in Ted Cruz's plan. Ted Cruz did not endorse Donald Trump for president because that was never a part of Ted Cruz's political agenda. Republican candidate Ted Cruz was supposed to endorse Donald Trump in his ongoing presidential campaign originally. Ted Cruz stood up against Donald Trump of course. So Ted Cruz withdrew his support for Donald Trump's presidential campaign which also resulted in Ted Cruz not endorsing Donald Trump because of the lack of support for Ted Cruz himself. This was Ted Cruz standing up for what he believed in.

New York Times reported that Ted Cruz did not take statements and things personally because this was politics. Many fans and supporters were angry demanding answers from Ted Cruz for actions in his speech. The public is still demanding answers from Ted Cruz.This was all because Ted Cruz withdrew his support for Donald Trump's presidential campaign and him not endorsing Donald Trump during the Republican National Convention. But Ted Cruz did not endorse Donald Trump as president for being anti-immigration himself as Ted Cruz is also known for having a stance against immigrants and being anti-immigration.

Income inequality in the United States of America revealed.

United States of America is the known chosen land of the free. All you need is common sense to realize that you are not truly free as an American citizen. It helps to have some money.
Many American citizens are underpaid and overworked. So many American citizens consider their pay to be low in terms of income. That's just the reality though. The perspective of an average American citizen who is considered a modern day slave by society. In the eyes of many American citizens, income equality is income inequality. The average American citizen is a modern day slave. Only those who are rich will succeed. Those who are poor are deemed as failures. Those are the norms in such ideology imposed by American culture and society. Politics and culture play huge roles inside income inequality and income equality in the United States of America.

How the cities and towns located in the United States and Canada are rebuilding themselves.

Several towns and cities across the United States of America and Canada are rebuilding themselves as college towns while rebrandishing their reputation as cities. This method of urban revival is spite of urban blight has been a prevalent practise recently at the start of the 21st century. Several towns and cities across the United States of America and Canada rebuilding themselves politically and structure-wise.


Windsor, Ontario, in Canada has been working hard to rebrandish its reputation as a city as Windsor is known as the Detroit of Canada. Windsor suffered the nearly the same fate as Detroit did with automobile industry but still has more manufacturing jobs that the city of Detroit. Right now the city of Windsor is going through a tough time in urban blight as Detroit is currently. There's not a whole lot left but despite all the political downfalls, Windsor is managing to rebrand the city as a college town. Profit margins have been falling. Local politicians and citizens are working to bring Windsor back as a thriving city.


In fact, the city of Flint is rebuilding itself. Local politicians and citizens are working to bring Flint back as a thriving city it once was when GM was a huge factor in the town before GM outsourced their headquarters to Mexico in 1987.

In other words, Flint as a city is rebuilding itself as a college town with educational establishments in the city such as Kettering University, Mott College, Dort College, and University of Michigan - Flint. College campuses are recruiting more students in order to rebuild the city. So that means professors are being hired at the moment. Kettering University has been getting a lot positive news coverage in the press nationwide. The college educational system in Flint is currently being rebuilt.

Not only is Flint rebuilding itself as a college town but they are refurbishing and rebuilding the Downtown area of Flint ever since the year of 2008. The downtown area is looking nice now as there a lot of business transactions occurring in the downtown area of Flint. There are festivals filled with entertainment and music being held in Downtown Flint. Another bright side is that basketball is BIG in Flint, Michigan! There is a demand for the sport of basketball.

Both America and Canada are slowly rebuilding themselves. But there is still much more work to be done.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

How Armadillo Art Glass benefits the community.

Armadillo Art Glass is a collection of local artists from the Austin community who sell their crafts by using their skills in glass blowing. With local artists coming together to form a community, such artists can sell their crafts and artworks for profit which will gear to generate money into the community. These artists are helping the community with their works of art. With these profits, 100% of proceeds go to all nonprofit organizations including Meals on Wheels. Meals on Wheels sponsors events held by  Armadillo Art Glass.

“They make art. There’s live paintings. It’s just a really chill event. Local artists come together to build a community and share art. Meals On Wheels raised $150,000 dollars last year for this charity event.” said Meg Stahl.

Armadillo Art Glass raised $150,000 dollars for Meals On Wheels last year in 2016. The average amount of donations Armadillo Art Glass receives for their charity events are $150,000 dollars a year. In some years, Meals On Wheels raises $300,000 dollars from sales at their charity events. 100% of proceeds go to all nonprofit organizations and partner sponsorships involved inside this charity event sponsored by Meals On Wheels.

California Bankruptcy Court clears Black Market Records of all debts in court.

California Bankruptcy Court has cleared Ced Singleton and Black Market Records of all debt and legal obligations to all of the titles that were included in the bankruptcy from 2005 at the very end of 2015. The Black Market Records bankruptcy case of 2014 was settled and finalized in 2016 with debtor, lawyers, and judges in court. Ced Singleton settled with the debtors and the lawyers out of court as well. The bankruptcy case is now officially closed.

To recap, on the date of 11/22/2014, Ced Singleton filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 11 bankruptcy for his Black Market Records business. The case was taken to California Eastern Bankruptcy Court at that time. The motion to dismiss was denied without prejudice by the judge. Trustee Cedric Singleton asked the court to dismiss this bankruptcy case. California Bankruptcy Court cleared Black Market Records of all debt and legal obligations to all of the titles that were included in the bankruptcy from 2005. Ced Singleton settled with the debtors and the lawyers which closed the bankruptcy in the year of 2015.

Ced Singleton never added William Larcell Charles as a creditor to the Black Market Records bankruptcy because he wasn't named in the publishing. They never signed no agreements or contracts. Ced kept him out of everything. In other words, William Larcell Charles was blackballed by Ced Singleton and Black Market Records. Ced Singleton still owes William Larcell Charles publishing royalties for which he never rightfully received. He claims he never saw any royalty checks from either party.

X-Raided and Ced Singleton still owe William Larcell Charles mechanical royalties and publishing royalties for the X-Raided - Xorcist album. Publishing rights from BMI mandated LA Chill be paid both mechanical royalties and publishing royalties. Black October (BMI) never paid LA Chill. He claims he never saw any royalty checks from either party regarding work from the X-Raided - Xorcist album.

William Larcell Charles lawfully owns the full copyright to the X-Raided - Xorcist album as he owns the Xorcist reel to reels to this day for which he clearly maintains. He owns portions of publishing for the Xorcist album in a legal sense. X-Raided owns his lyrics regardless of the copyrights involved for this case. They never signed no agreements or contracts for the Xorcist album at the time. He rightfully owns full copyright to the X-Raided - Xorcist album.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Armadillo Art Glass hosts charity event for Meals On Wheels.

From May 19, 2017 to May 21, 2017, Armadillo Art Glass hosted a charity event which will be sponsored by Meals On Wheels, Capital Area Food Bank, ABR Imagery, Northstar Glassworks, and Capitol Area Food Bank. ABR Imagery and Northstar Glassworks were partner sponsors involved in this charity event.  The Armadillo Art Glass charity event was sponsored by Meals On Wheels.

Every year in the warehouse district of Southeast Austin, Texas all the glass blowers from the United States get together at the Armadillo Art Glass warehouse by donating their time, effort, talent, resources, art, and money. DJs account for the live music portion of this charity event. Armadillo Art Glass holds a fundraiser inside their charity events as well. Local artists brand together every year at this charity event. The concerts do benefit a good cause.

“They make art. There’s live paintings. It’s just a really chill event.” said Meg Stahl. “Local artists come together to build a community and share art.”

Armadillo Art Glass raised $150,000 dollars for Meals On Wheels last year in 2016. The average amount of donations Armadillo Art Glass receives for their charity events are $150,000 dollars a year. 100% of proceeds go to all nonprofit organizations.

With local artists coming together to form a community, such artists can sell their crafts and artworks for profit which will gear to generate money into the community. These artists are helping the community with their works of art. With these profits, 100% of proceeds go to all nonprofit organizations including Meals on Wheels.

Friday, May 19, 2017

New pet friendly hotel in Del Valle, Texas is now finally open!

A pet friendly hotel called Bark & Zoom has opened up in Del Valle, Texas right across from the Austin Bergstrom International Airport after many delays along with various building renovations on top of other improvements to their several parking lots. After many delays, the Bark & Zoom hotel is now open for business. The parking lot for this pet friendly hotel covering several acres of land is now complete. Central parking lot in front of the main hotel building is now complete. Extra additional parking for employees has been added in the back northbound of the main hotel building.

Bark & Zoom is one of the very few pet friendly hotels in the Austin, Texas area currently speaking. The Bark & Zoom hotel will allow animals such as dogs and cats for instance. Bark & Zoom, of course, will be a dog friendly hotel. Bark & Zoom’s largest parking lot is located south of State Highway 71 near the entrance of Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

The location is 2601 Cardinal Loop, Del Valle, Texas, US 78617.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

FEMA and City of Austin buy out homes located in floodplains.

Over the years, City of Austin has allowed real estate development to build housing located in flood plains which is a mistake on the City of Austin’s part. Neighborhoods such as Onion Creek, Yarrabee Bend, Timber Creek, Jet Lane, Rainey Street, Onion Creek Plantations, Rio Lado, Austin Pecan Trailer Park, and Williamson Creek are prime examples of bad planning and the City of Austin allowing real estate development to build housing inside floodplains.

Many trailer parks and several neighborhoods in Austin, Texas have been zoned to floodplains unintentionally meaning that in the past the City of Austin has allowed neighborhoods and trailer parks to be built in floodplains. Allowing home owners and real estate agencies to build homes in floodplains is not always the brightest idea as results show. These neighborhoods and trailer parks wiped out clean as a result from constant flooding.Mold would grow inside after flooding happened. As a result of constant flooding where neighborhoods built located inside of floodplains, the City of Austin has bought land property from several homeowners and neighborhood associations.

Some of these neighborhoods and trailer parks are located inside a 25 year floodplain or are located inside a 100 year floodplain. The case in Austin is that usually neighborhoods and trailer parks that are located alongside a creek or river are built inside a 25 year floodplain. Such as is the case with neighborhoods Onion Creek, Yarrabee Bend, Timber Creek, Jet Lane, Rainey Street, Onion Creek Plantations, Rio Lado, Elmont, and Williamson Creek.

Over the past 10 years, the City of Austin and FEMA has bought land property from several homeowners. City of Austin developed various flood buyout plans for several neighborhoods over the years. It is April 2017 and the City of Austin still has pending transactions on various floodplain buyouts for properties where houses are located on.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Antioch School in Buda, Texas was revitalized and rebuilt.

In 2008, the City of Buda administration set aside a large sum amount of money to rebuild and revitalize the Antioch School. That large amount of money set aside by the City of Buda was used to revitalize the Antioch School. The City of Buda administration planned and pre-approved this construction beforehand. In 2009, the Antioch School was rebuilt and revitalized by volunteers, preservationists, and community activists.

Material such as wood, metal, and plastic PVC pipes were gathered. New lumber was used to construct this school.  Antioch School building has been built fit historical accuracy and architectural accuracy in order to be historically correct. Antioch School building is built both architecturally and historically correct. Outside walls for Antioch School have been painted white again as maintenance requires due to the fact the Antioch School is a Texas Historic Landmark. New glass panels have been installed onto windows. Squares frames have been refitted accurately. Constant maintenance is performed on the Antioch School on a monthly basis regularly.

As of January 2017, Antioch School remains in its position at Antioch Park for which the school is located on. The Antioch School also functions as a community center. Antioch Park is owned by the City of Buda. Antioch School is owned by the City of Buda.

Monday, January 23, 2017

News behind the Black Market Records bankruptcy of 2014.

On the date of 11/22/2014, Ced Singleton filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 11 bankruptcy for his Black Market Records business. The case was taken to California Eastern Bankruptcy Court at that time. The motion to dismiss was denied without prejudice by the judge. Trustee Cedric Singleton asked the court to dismiss this bankruptcy case.

California Bankruptcy Court cleared Black Market Records of all debt and legal obligations to all of the titles that were included in the bankruptcy from 2005. Ced Singleton settled with the debtors and the lawyers which closed the bankruptcy in the year of 2015.

Ced Singleton never added William Larcell Charles as a creditor to the Black Market Records bankruptcy because he wasn't named in the publishing. They never signed no agreements or contracts. Ced kept him out of everything. In other words, William Larcell Charles was blackballed by Ced Singleton and Black Market Records. To this day, Ced Singleton still owes William Larcell Charles publishing royalties for which he never rightfully received.

William Larcell Charles blackballed by both Ced Singleton and Black Market Records.

From 1991 to 1997, William Larcell Charles (LA Chill) worked for Ced Singleton as an executive producer at Black Market Records. He worked as both a producer and engineer there during his tenure in the music business. It was due to Ced Singleton’s corrupt business practices that LA Chill did not get a fair handshake by the music business he deserved.

In 1992, LA Chill produced That Sickness track for the X-Raided - Psycho Active album. Not Brotha Lynch Hung as Ced Singleton alleges! William Larcell Charles clearly states a claim that Ced Singleton still owes him mechanical royalties for That Sickness track that appeared on the X-Raided - Psycho Active album. Ced Singleton never paid Willie Charles (LA Chill) mechanical royalties and publishing royalties for the 1992 X-Raided - Psycho Active album either. X-Raided and Ced Singleton wrote half of the songs and not all of them. Ced Singleton took away publishing royalties from LA Chill.

From the timespan of 1994 to 1996, William Larcell Charles (LA Chill) acted as the executive producer along with Ced Singleton for the 1996 X-Raided - Xorcist album. LA Chill’s name is all over the Xorcist album for that very reason. His name (LA Chill) listen on both sides on the inserts.

Ced Singleton released the X-Raided - Xorcist album without the permission of Willie Charles and copyrighted the Xorcist album without no contract. (That is a federal offense!) William Larcell Charles (LA Chill) did not give Ced Singleton permission to release the Xorcist album nor did he give Black Market Records any distribution rights either for retail release of this particular album to be released.

Ced Singleton also “claims” he published Xorcist. The truth is Ced Singleton wrote none of the songs and not all of them. Both X-Raided (Anarae V. Brown) and Ced Singleton cheated Willie Charles out of both mechanical royalties and publishing royalties for the Xorcist album because they wanted the money for themselves. Ced Singleton and X-Raided never paid Willie Charles (LA Chill) mechanical royalties and publishing royalties for the 1996 X-Raided - Xorcist album ever. Despite that, Willie Charles and X-Raided had split the publishing royalties for the 1996 Xorcist album. Both X-Raided and Ced Singleton still owe William Larcell Charles (LA Chill) mechanical royalties and publishing royalties for the 1996 X-Raided - Xorcist album.

William Larcell Charles lawfully owns the full copyright to the X-Raided - Xorcist album as he owns the Xorcist reel to reels to this day for which he clearly maintains. He rightfully owns full copyright to the X-Raided - Xorcist album. X-Raided owns his lyrics regardless of the copyrights involved for this case. They never signed no agreements or contracts for the Xorcist album at the time.


As for the latest updates…

California Bankruptcy Court cleared Black Market Records of all debt and legal obligations to all of the titles that were included in the bankruptcy from 2005. Ced Singleton settled with the debtors and the lawyers which closed in the year of 2015. Although Ced Singleton never added William Larcell Charles as a creditor to the Black Market Records bankruptcy because he wasn't named in the publishing. Ced kept him out of everything. In other words, William Larcell Charles was blackballed. They never signed no agreements or contracts.

To this day, X-Raided and Ced Singleton still owe LA Chill mechanical royalties and publishing royalties for the X-Raided - Xorcist album. He claims he never saw any royalty checks from either party. Publishing rights from BMI mandated LA Chill be paid both mechanical royalties and publishing royalties. Black October (BMI) never paid LA Chill.

William Larcell Charles lawfully owns the full copyright to the X-Raided - Xorcist album as he owns the Xorcist reel to reels to this day for which he clearly maintains. He owns portions of publishing for the Xorcist album in a legal sense.


In conclusion to this news review, that is exactly how William Larcell Charles was blackballed by both Ced Singleton and Black Market Records. LA Chill did not get a fair handshake by the music business he deserved due to Ced Singleton’s corrupt business practices.