Larkin and Lacey Create a Charitable Fund

The birth of the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is a tremendous story. It starts with Michael Lacey moving from Newark, NJ to Phoenix, Arizona. Lacey was supposed to be attending Arizona State University, which he was for a while. He dropped out when he discovered his true destiny.

The second half of Lacey’s story starts when Jim Larkin, another Arizona State dropout, joined him. In the early 70s, Lacey started Phoenix New Times, a local response to the ultra-conservative media that corrupted the minds of Arizona natives. Before long, Phoenix New Times was one of the most respected newspapers in the region.

While Lacey and Larkin’s careers continued to flourish, their battle with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio made them famous. These days, when reporters go against law enforcement, it gets a lot of attention. Back then, the enforcers had to be doing something truly horrible to get any attention from the nation.

Unfortunately, Lacey and Larkin were in Arizona going up against a conservative sheriff. No one in Arizona thought Joe Arpaio was a threat of any kind. In fact, most news stations and papers referred to Arpaio as just a man doing his job the best he could.

New Times recognized Sheriff Arpaio for what he really was. They spent the next few months reporting on all the horrible things that Arpaio did on a regular basis. The most obvious thing that should’ve made people suspicious was all the financial irregularities in his records.

They also noted his horrible management skills. Anything that Arpaio was in charge of overseeing had mismanagement all over it. He couldn’t even properly manage his own sheriff’s office. In some instances, it seemed like he completely abandoned his responsibility to manage local jails. Some of the inmates died due to his substandard health conditions.

After exposing him to the public without end, Sheriff Arpaio decided to stop Lacey and Larkin. He used fake subpoenas to have them arrested and jailed in two of the jails he managed. Nothing about their arrests was legitimate or legal.

Even after they arrived at the jails, they were subjected to abuse and harassment. Sheriff Arpaio wanted them to hand over any and all information they had on him and his operation. He also wanted them to surrender the names of their editors and readers.

Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:

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Jason Hope Moves Biotechnology Forward

Technology website Engadget featured an article on noted philanthropist and futurist Jason Hope. In the article, author Jesse Boskoff outlines the views Hope holds on the so-called Internet of Things, referring to the growing number of objects that have built-in Internet connectivity. Hope believes that the Internet of Things shows promise to move society forward and better humanity.

One of Hope’s focuses is in the field of biotechnology. Hope has pledged $500,000 to the SENS Foundation, an organization that is dedicated to fighting aging. The SENS Foundation is focused on researching age-related illness. Hope’s philanthropy in this area aligns closely with his vision for the Internet of Things. In 2015, Hope predicted that medical technology would be the primary area in which online connectivity would expand, increasing the size of the Internet of Things.

Philanthropy like this is extremely important to Jason Hope, whose socially conscious approach to business makes him a leader in his field. Hope’s work as a consultant for businesses is only one of many ways that he drives innovation and pushes for a brighter future. Through his work as a consultant he acts as a tool for companies willing to push the envelope on the promises of technology and digital media.

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Democrat Donors Look To George Soros for Guidance

George Soros is well known as one of the most important Democratic donors in U.S. politics for the high level of donations he provides during election season for candidates, causes, and parties he feels support his own political vision. Politico reports the power vacuum many feel has developed at the top of the left leaning Democratic Party in the U.S. following the loss of the 2016 Presidential election to Republican Donald Trump, George Soros is being looked to in an even more important way than ever before by his fellow donors who make up the important Democracy Alliance group that was formed by Soros following a similar election loss to sitting President George W. Bush in 2004. The similarities between the 2004 and 2016 election campaigns are easy to see and have prompted George Soros to become a beacon for other left leaning donors who follow his lead in making donations to Democrat’s they feel can make an impact on the U.S. in the future.

One of the major talents of George Soros that has been easy to see over the years has been his ability to identify the major events in the world that come together to have a major impact on his own career and the political campaigns he backs. Forbes reports George Soros has built a personal fortune of over $25 billion by making a number of astute moves on the global markets, which he often makes by understanding the way politics in different parts of the world can have on the global financial markets. Even in his ninth decade, George Soros still remains politically active with a growing level of interest in events taking place around the world such as the vocal opposition Soros provided against the Brexit campaign in the U.K. and the fight to halt refugees entering the European Union from Syria.

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A number of important figures in the Democratic Party of the U.S. have recently been seeking new ways of involving wealthy donors in the politics of the party even between major election campaigns. During the 2016 election season the fact Soros himself provided around $25 million in funding for the campaign of Hillary Clinton and millions of dollars in funding for voter rights groups had the effect of attracting major donations from wealthy donors to the party. However, Soros and his Democracy Alliance group are now becoming more involved in the daily politics of the Democrat’s as the Hungarian born financial expert has sought to lead the fight against President Donald Trump in a bid to fight the right wing approach many feel will take an increasingly hard line in its effects on minority groups and seek to destroy many of the policies and laws established by President Barrack Obama.

Read this story at Politico about George Soros.