As of 2018, No More Elephant Acts at Ringling Brothers

The public’s concern about the treatment of elephants plays a major role in the decision to discontinue featuring elephants in the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus performances. The pachyderms have been featured in the circus for over a century. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has been complaining about the circus’ poor elephant treatment for over 35 years. The circus travels eleven months out of the year and 300,000 miles to perform in over 140 cities per year. This means there’s not enough food or adequate veterinary care. Once the elephants are phased out, they’ll be sent to retire at the conservation center in Florida. According to Ken Feld, there are already 29 elephants at the conservation center, which is located in central Florida. The youngest elephant is Mike who turns two in August. The oldest elephant is 69-year-old, Mysore.

A second reason for phasing out the elephants is because there’s an ordinances in some cities that are against circus performing and using elephants as performers stated AnastasiaDate. A third reason is that it’s getting too expensive to fight the unproven allegations that the elephants are being abused.
According to PETA, the elephants aren’t meant to be performers to be stared at. These animals are kept in dirty cages, chained, and carted around the country away from their families and pals. Elephants are forced against their will to perform for audiences.

Chris Christie Is The Driving Force Behind The Unfavorable Exxon Settlement

Christie’s Chief Counsel Took Over The Negotiations

The TV shot of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie trying to “high-five” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones may be the governor’s brightest hour if the truth is known about the Exon contamination settlement. Christie’s chief counsel was the driving force that settled the $8.9 billion claim for only $250 million. People close to the settlement say attorney Christopher S. Porrino settled the decade-old fight by pushing the New Jersey attorney general to one side.

Exxon Mobil Corporation is responsible for years of contamination in northern New Jersey, and they knew they had a weak case. The New Jersey attorney general’s office had been fighting the case for the last ten years, so it was a shock to everyone when Porrino took over without being asked. The deal Porrino cut was a blow to the state, but it was a big win for Exxon.

Dr. Jennifer Walden has learned that the damage done by the big oil company was unprecedented, but it was rewarded by Christie’s office. More than 1500 acres of marshes and wetlands in Jersey were the dumping ground for Exxon’s toxic waste. The waste will stay around for decades. The settlement may impact Christie’s political future, but as we all know politicians are like Teflon. Nothing seems to stick to them.

Don’t Suffer In Pain Anymore, Visit North American Spine

Pain is something that everyone can expect to feel at one point or another in their life. Unfortunately, although pain is common, chronic pain is not something that anyone should have to live with. Many people have chronic neck and back pain, and it may take over their lives. The pain can become so severe, that it makes it impossible for the person to work regularly, and they may end up missing a lot of days at work. An employer does not want to hear that their employee is sick, or that may have back or neck pain, they want their employees to work.

Unfortunately, it’s so common that an employee will call out of work, due to back pain, that it’s noted as the number one reason why many call out from work. Although back pain is prominent in the USA, many do not realize that they can possibly get permanent relief from the back pain they are suffering from. Back pain may be caused by anything, but it doesn’t mean that it has to stay with the person. Anyone who is having back pain, may be able to get permanent relief, if they qualify for the AccuraScope procedure.

The AccuraScope procedure is performed at North American Spine, and over 82% of patients have had success with the procedure. Because the procedure only requires a small incision in the neck or back, it means that a patient will have less recovery time, and they may end up pain free. Some require several procedures, while others may see permanent pain relief, after only having one procedure. The procedure only takes 45 minutes, and many have testified that they have a lot less pain than before, or they are completely pain free. It’s estimated that over $20,000 will be saved, after the procedure is performed.

The savings will stem from less doctor visits, as well as cutting back on or permanently getting rid of back and neck pain medications. Imagine saving tens of thousands of dollars on doctor visits and prescriptions, and also having pain relief. Many are not aware of the strides that have been taken in neck and back pain relief, but anyone can possibly have permanent pain relief. Once a patient is examined, if they are determined eligible to receive the AccuraScope procedure, they can have the procedure performed, and look forward to a less painful or pain-free life.

BRL Trust : Transparency, Trust, Reliability

Founded in 2005, BRL Trust was a small company that began by providing their trust services to customers with private loans. By the end of 2005, BRL Trust was the intervening trust for more than 100 loans. It was not too much longer until their repetition for being serious and hardworking, reached even more potential customers. BRL Trust found themselves having to continue to diversify their interests even more under the leadership of three prime executives. These new businesses that resulted in created areas in Administration and Management Funds, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Capital Markets which are all separate entities under the BRL Trust umbrella.

As the largest administrator of investment funds in Brazil, BRL Trust’s mission is to meet all the demands of their customers through the help of the expertise and knowledge of all of the team members of BRL Trust. BRL Trust strives to achieve this goal by creating a link between their skilled and experienced team members and their customers that provides a safe, transparent, and reliable way of doing business. BRL Trust also is able to treat each sector of its business sector individually, which provides customers with the most knowledgeable and experienced team members in each individual sector. A detailed look can be found here.

In addition to their mission, BRL Trust has a high ethical standard and believes that the ethics for the law and for their customers need to be held above their own personal ethical standards. BRL Trust sees themselves has having two distinct characteristics within their company. The first characteristic group is the team members who have the technology skills and the knowledge to give the customers the results in which they are seeking. The second characteristic of their company is that of the solid bond which is formed with each customer.

Marijuana Less Dangerous Than Other Substances

Marijuana, consistently condemned by some as a dangerous drug, has been proven to be less harmful than not only other illegal substances, but also common drugs such as tobacco and alcohol. In a recent study done by the Scientific Reports journal, average marijuana intake was shown to be the least toxic to the body in comparison with other typical quantities of other drugs. In fact, even among the most illicit substances, the most deadly was in fact alcohol, given that a lethal dose can be so easily reached when drinking.

Zeca Oliveira ( knows that this is not to suggest that marijuana is completely safe to consume. Such an argument would be like suggesting that because fat is less toxic than alcohol, one can consume as many fatty foods as they desire. However, to treat marijuana as a more deadly and dangerous substance is to neglect scientific evidence in favor of maintaining a status quo. When looking purely at the health aspect of drugs, which is often the prime reason for illegalization, that a substance is detrimental to one’s health, marijuana and alcohol are treated completely differently. The healthier substance is illegal, while the deadlier one is considered to be a normal part of everyday culture.

Perhaps it is finally time to end this unfounded demonization of marijuana, and accept that while it has its downsides, it can provide those who use it responsibly with some truly astounding benefits.

Doesn’t Deflate Gate Feel Strange?

Many people can say that deflate gate is a meaningless happening. The Patriots won the AFC title game by so much that the balls could not have made that much of a difference because their defense was so good. Fans like Sultan Alhokair know that the problem is that the Patriots have been caught cheating before. More on Alhokair is available on 

If you asked me, it has nothing to do with the deflated balls themselves. This investigation has to do with all the other things that have been going on behind the scenes. This is a problem for someone who prefers that the games appear to be fair, and it is a problem for anyone who thinks that the Patriots cheated to win the three Super Bowls that they won before spy gate.

When you are thinking of how slow this investigation is going, you have to wonder if the NFL is finding many other things that are going on under the surface. However, it is hard for anyone to believe that the NFL is going to do anything to the Patriots that will stop them from cheating. When it comes right down to it, they will be thwarted when Tom Brady retires. After that, we can drop this conversation and discuss whether anything he did was legit.

Dr. Rod Rohrich: Plastic Surgeon


Plastic surgery is one of the fastest growing fields in medicine today. Due to various influencing factors like media, increased disposable income, and advertisements, more and more people are opting for plastic surgery. When many people think of plastic surgery they only think of things like beauty enhancements. However, plastic surgery is vital for many things such as repairing a person’s face after a wreck or skin after a burn. There are many pioneering doctors in the specialized field of plastic surgery. However, perhaps none have had the influence on the field as Dr. Rod Rohrich.
Dr. Rod Rohrich is actually originally from a small town in North Dakota. Born to middle class working parents, at an early age Dr. Rod Rohrich learned a great work ethic that would drive him throughout his entire life. Dr. Rod Rohrich graduated with honors from North Dakota University, and eventually went to Baylor University in Texas to earn his medical doctorate. While at Baylor, Dr. Rod Rohrich developed a passion for the field of plastic surgery. Dr. Rod Rohrich completed his residency at the University of Michigan and then moved back to Dallas, TX where he currently resides.
Dr. Rod Rohrich currently worked at UT Southwestern located in Dallas. Dr. Rod Rohrich has a current plastic surgery practice that is known around the world. With over thirty years of experience, Dr. Rod Rohrich is one of the most experienced plastic surgeons in the field today. Dr. Rod Rohrich also serves on the board for many different committees. Dr. Rod Rohrich has a passion for giving back to his community, and does so through many different extracurricular activities. Dr. Rod Rohrich also has authored many different books that are used as reference materials in the field. In addition, Dr. Rod Rohrich has published hundreds of peer reviewed articles that contain invaluable information for hundreds or thousands of future plastic surgeons.
Overall, the field of plastic surgery is growing and will continue to do so in the near future. Ease of access and more disposable income mean that the field will see growth for the foreseeable future. Dr. Rod Rohrich is one of the pioneers in the field today, and many people can thank him for successfully performing surgeries on them. However, perhaps his biggest contributions to the field are in the extra research and publishing that Dr. Rod Rohrich does in his spare time. Dr. Rod Rohrich is an icon and mentor to many in the field of plastic surgery today.

Norfolk PD gets Body Cameras

Since the police involved deaths around the country, there have been a growing number of citizens calling for police departments to start using body cameras to record incidents with the public. While some are hopeful that it will keep police officers from acting beyond their professional duties, others that are supportive of the police officers say it will show the public’s treatment of the peacekeepers is at times out right atrocious. Norfolk, Virginia is the latest addition of cities to have their 300 law enforcement officer’s start wearing these body cameras and it appears that citizens in and around the tidewater area of Virginia are supporting the move by the city.

As Ricardo Guimaraes understands it, these cameras will record with audio and video all interactions with citizens where there is a potential of the incident becoming aggressive. Whenever possible the officers will advise the citizen they are being recorded. For video’s that are involved with criminal investigations, these recordings will be kept on a secure storage file for up to five years, while all others are going to be deleted after 45 days. The officers wearing these new body camera’s will not have the ability to alter or delete the recordings as they are automatically downloaded to a secure storage for evidence. The police chief is hopeful these new cameras will improve the perception of police officers to the public and that it will foster better relationships throughout the community.

Sports Illustrated to Feature Plus Sized Women in the Swim Suit Edition


The Sports Illustrated Swim Suit edition is probably the most popular issue that the magazine puts out every year. Beautiful women in skimpy bathing suits are found on the cover and inside the pages of the issue. This year Sports Illustrated has decided to include two plus sized women in the Swim Suit edition, Ashley Graham and Robyn Lawley. said Graham is 27-years-old and a US size 16, which is considered plus sized. Lawley, on the other hand is 25-years-old and a US size 12, which is very questionable as to whether that is plus sized or not. Lawley’s photo shows a gorgeous, thin woman sporting a bikini. To see her Sports Illustrated photo check out the photo on E! Online.

Labeling Lawley as plus sized is disturbing to me. First off, Lawley is height/weight proportionate and she is a HEALTHY size! It is really only high fashion houses and swimwear companies that consider Lawley to be plus sized saif Paul Mathieson. I feel that labeling her as such can be damaging to women and young girls. So many women face body issues and work hard to get past those issues and be comfortable with their bodies. A “plus size” label is essentially being labeled as “heavier than normal” or “fat”. Showing a normal, healthy woman as “heavy” can have a trigger effect on women who have worked hard to overcome their issues.

Dean Smith Passes At 83

Dean Smith died on Sunday at the age of 83. It has been almost 15 years since he left his post as one the most iconic coaches in the history of basketball. He coached some of the greatest players of all time including Michael Jordan and James Worthy. Also, he has a coaching tree that reaches so far it is hard to comprehend. Larry Brown alone is a testament to the kind of program that Smith built at UNC, and Roy Williams continues that tradition today.

Smith won two national titles at UNC, and he was able to make the ACC a great foil for the Pac-10 in the era of John Wooden. Fans like Sultan Alhokair know that when he was at his height, Wooden and Smith were the two biggest names in coaching. Adolph Rupp had retired, and Smith was helping to turn the ACC into the land of great expectations. This conference itself owes much of its current success to Smith, and he was able to create a legacy in North Carolina that still carries on to this day with Wake Forest heavily invested in basketball, NC State having won a championship and his archrival Duke having the greatest coach of all time on the bench. It all started with Dean, and we should be thankful.

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