A In-depth Look At The Works of Thor Halvorssen

Thor Halvorssen Mendoza is not your standard activist. Indeed, with the rise of the internet, the term seems to have lost much of it’s importance and heft, with anyone slightly politically minded and willing to be a weekend, keyboard warrior garbing themselves in the mantle of “activist.” Mr. Halvorssen, however, put his money where his mouth is, rolls up his sleeves and gets down in the dirt for his myriad causes. Read more: Thor Halvorssen | Facebook

He is, undoubtedly most well known for his creation of (in 2005) and participation in the Human Rights Foundation, the intercontinental, non profit institution dedicated to rooting out tyranny and exposing it to the world in pursuit of obtaining a fundamental respect for human dignity.

However, unlike many other political and philosophical think tanks, the Human Rights Foundations takes a very “boots on the ground” position for achieving their goals. This is best illustrated in a mission the foundation undertook in 2010 to the Vietnamese city of Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) to interview the imprisoned Buddhist leader, Thich Quang Do. Do had been placed under house arrest due to widespread religious persecution in the region and Thor Halvorssen took it upon himself to lead the charge in the effort.

Through covert means Thor Halvorssen was able to sneak into the Buddhist leader’s house and conduct a in depth interview concerning the nature of religious persecution in Vietnam. However, when Halvorssen attempted to leave the establishment he was quickly apprehended by the local authorities to took it upon themselves to beat him bloody due to his transgression. Learn more about Thor Halvorssen: https://humanrightsfoundation.org/about/board-and-international-council/thor-halvorssen

However, Halvorssen was able to get the last laugh by swapping off the video card containing the important interview to one of his fellow Human Rights Foundation associates who smuggled the goods out in his rectum.

Halvorssen was later released after his foundation place pressure on the Saigon government officials and when he was asked about whether or not he recovered the video tape of his interview with Do, he responded with a laugh and said that they had to get someone else to retrieve it.

It’s hard to think of a great deal of other political activist who are willing to endure to much and put themselves on the line in a similar fashion.

Religious Freedom Found Through the Kabbalah Centre

Bringing students closer to the universal wisdom that reflects their own religious beliefs is the aim of The Kabbalah Centre, an organization that has been in place since the mid 1960s attempting to bring students closer to understanding the nature of the God and the universe. The Kabbalah Centre has become a popular option when the individual has the chance to remain a member of their own faith, but explore the mysteries of the universe that can be uncovered with the aid of the ancient teachings of Kabbalah; this teaching dates back to the dawn of human existence and the Genesis story of the Bible’s Old Testament.


Kabbalah has been a major part of the tradition of Judaism that was largely kept hidden by some of the best known names from the Bible, including Adam, Abraham, and Moses; in fact, the story of the parting of the Red Sea by Moses is now viewed as giving clues to decoding the secrets of the universe that remain hidden without a deep understanding of the Kabbalah and its complex teachings.


Many of those who were involved in bringing the oral tradition of Kabbalah to the printed page believe this secretive area of Judaism can bring about a change in the view of the world to allow us all to see the entire universe in the light of God. The Kabbalah allows us to explore more than is allowed to be viewed by the traditional five senses and can allow each person to look at their own ego to discover what drives both the light and dark sides of their personality.


The Kabbalah Centre offers a different experience to those offered by the traditional teachers of this mystic piece of writing; The Kabbalah Centre welcomes students from any religion and affords them the opportunity to explore the writings of Kabbalah without an understanding of Hebrew or the traditions of Judaism. By allowing every student the chance to view the 99 percent of the universe hidden by our five senses we are all given the chance to feel closer to a universal wisdom controlling the entire universe.

Brexit and UK Vintners: The State of the British Wine Market

The 2016 United Kingdom referendum to leave the European Union has not been kind on the British economy; however, smart UK vintners have found ways to make the best out of the “Brexit” state of affairs.

Brexit has not been kind to the British pound, a currency once considered to be more powerful than the United States dollar. Prior to the Brexit decision by the good people of England and Wales, but not of Northern Ireland or Scotland, prosperity was palpable among British fans of fine wines from UK Vintners, particularly those living in the poshest districts of London and working in the financial center called The City.

UK vintners who specialize in fine wines, and whose companies are traded on the London Stock Exchange, saw grater interest in their stocks by foreign investors who took advantage of the battered British pound. One such dealer is Farr Vintners, which also experienced strong sales of expensive wines sold by the case right after the results of the Brexit referendum were announced. It so happened that the strong sales were prompted by British wine lovers who correctly feared that the pound sterling would take further beatings.

In other Brexit wine news, the California Wine Institute decided to close its office in England around the same time the referendum was being planned. This does not means that the institute plans to exit the British market; in fact, it decided to bolster its presence by appointing two UK vintners to serve as brand ambassadors for California Wine. Moreover, California winemakers are happy with the response that British wine connoisseurs have given to their exports.

The California Wine Institute does not see a problem adjusting its sales to the wounded British pounds; the only challenge at this point is branding. For some reason, California wines sell quite well in the UK, but mostly at the entry and high-end levels. The institute would like to see greater sales of mid-priced wines, which are normally priced between £10 and £30.

So far so good for UK vintners who were concerned about Brexit, but the future is still a bit uncertain. The pound sterling need to recover for British fine wine dealers whose stock comes mostly from EU member nations. The pound’s purchasing power has diminished from 1.30 euros per pound to 1.10; this is going to affect the balance sheets of UK vintners who must resupply their European wines after the holidays.

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The Bohemian Extravaganza that is Lovaganza

Lovaganza, scheduled for May through September, in the year 2020, is an experience billed as an extravaganza of love. The happening will be held concurrently in eight locations across the globe, and the premise is to showcase all of the cultures of all the people in the world. Lovaganza will include live events, film, and immersive activities. The theme of the spectacle is, “…embarking on a Bohemian adventure around the world.”

Lovaganza’s spectacular was originally planned to take place in 2015 but has been pushed back to the 2020 date in order to accommodate the integration of exciting new technologies that are being developed to further enhance the immersive qualities of the event. These technologies will also bolster the entertainment factor of Lovaganza. People will be able to partake in the entertainments in far-flung areas in America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Oceania. The spectacular is scheduled to last for four exciting months, and an unprecedented Hands Across the World event will be the capstone of the closing ceremony.

Beginning in 2017, the Traveling Show will commence to spread the word about the 2020 happening and to bring a taste of the festivities to the world on Wikidot.com. In this ramp-up to 2020, three feature length motion pictures will be screened; these films utilize the innovative technology of 3D films that do not require any glasses. The experience will also include the Immerscope viewing screens that provide a fully immersive and groundbreaking experience on celebmafia.com . The films will be screened with the above technology, and also in traditional 2D locations. Filming has already begun, and at the conclusion of the creation of the three motion pictures, will have filmed in locales spanning the entire globe.

There are two branches to the Lovaganza undertaking: one for-profit and a not-for profit arm. The Lovaganza Entertainment Franchise will be a money making undertaking that aims to provide international entertainment that inspires, and encourages, consumers to embrace a more inclusive, and appreciative, approach to the world that surrounds them. The Lovaganza Foundation is set up to pivot from the for-profit arm to reach and inspire a global audience, and increase the Lovaganza impact upon the world. The Foundation is set to launch in 2018 and be well in-place to maximize the reach and impact of the 2020 event.

More information and exciting insights are constantly being released, and can be found at the Lovaganza website.

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Going for the Gold Now Includes the Whistleblower Event

“Whenever a door is closed a window is opened. Never let a good piece of legislation go to waste.” Until the blue bloods in Congress or sometimes known as the Republican Establishment gets their act together to repeal Dodd-Frank, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will continue to sprout gold. There are now a slew of SEC whistleblower attorney practitioners to replace the ambulance chasing, slip and fall lawyer firms that once were the most lucrative opportunities in tort. Now there is a legitimacy to setting up big Wall Street firms for a fall. Learn more: http://www.secwhistlebloweradvocate.com/program/program-overview

Seminars are now available for inside jobs involving lawyers who will either blow the whistle themselves on tactics that mislead and trap investors in fraudulent Wall Street investments or for accountants and other levels of employees such as Investment Agents. Millions of dollars are up for grabs in these cases. With the help of a well trained SEC whistleblower lawyer who knows the new program knowledge crafted by non other than a former Assistant Director and Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel in the Division of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), John A. Thomas, many cases are won with great cash rewards.

Labaton Sucharow was the pioneer law firm in the country that zeroed in on these particulars in the program that discovers the loot from acts of whistleblowers that reveal unfair trading and investment practices within the big firms that have used them for a long time. Brokerages often apply pressure from the top to the bottom to their underlings. The pressure tactics may involve performance requirements, methods applied to investor-clients that often abuse clients with what the SEC now outlines in Dodd=Frank as unethical tactics.

As long as this law firm and others have Dodd-Frank, which passed in 2010, a new industry of legal teams are being trained up in whistleblower seminars to chase the golden tort of rounding up violators with their well trained staff of investigators, forensic accountants, law enforcement officials, financial analysts and legal teams on the federal and state level. The cabal now keeps investment bankers, brokers and agents either on their toes or on the verge of “spilling the beans,” on insiders of these Wall Street casino workers. It is a real transfer of wealth from one group of people to the other with prison time for the losers and to the victors go the spoils. One can only wonder what kind of set ups are being crafted by these new legal eagles?

Coriant Appoints Kheradpir as New CEO

Coriant has found its new CEO. The network solutions vendor has announced that Shaygan Kheradpir will take over from Pat DiPietro, who will take on the role of vice chairman for Coriant. Kheradipir is a natural choice for the position, given his nearly three decades of experience in the industry. He’s also spent the past year in a position as a chief partner at Marlin Equity, where he’s worked closely with senior management to develop the company’s investments in the technology and telecom fields. Marlin Equity Partners helped to build and back Coriant.

Kheradpir has spent time with companies such as Verizon, Juniper Networks Inc., Marlin Equity Partners and GTE Corp., as well as acting as Barclays Bank’s chief operating and technology officer. He’ll put that experience to good use as Coriant’s CEO. Coriant boasts revenues of an estimated $1 billion dollars a year, and it’s going head-to-head with some heavy hitters, including Cisco, Infinera and Alcatel-Luce. Kheradpir will need to be at the top of his game to compete in the growing and ever-changing marketplace.

Born in London, Kheradpir moved to the United States for his education, eventually receiving his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctoral degree in engineering from Cornell University. He’s known for his innovation — he holds a variety of patents in various fields of technology.

While in his former occupations, he was also integral in the development of forward-thinking programs. This includes Barclay’s TRANFORM, which redefined the bank’s purpose and corporate values for the 21st century. At Verizon, he helped the company develop and prioritize the implementation of FiOS technology, as well as to branch out into a new range of telecommunications services.

Kheradpir served on the board of the United States Institute of Standards and Technology until 2013. He’s currently a member of Cornell University’s Engineering Council.

In addition to his innovation and experience, he brings a global perspective to Coriant, and an emphasis on efficiency. How this will play out remains to be seen, but if history is any indication, Kheradpir will focus on growing Coriant’s current infrastructure while expanding services to new places and investing in new technologies.

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Tarallucci e Vino Is More Than An Italian-Style Wine Bar!

New York City is the home of some of the best restaurants in the world. It’s to walk down any cross street in any area of the city without seeing at least one restaurant. In fact, some streets have three or four restaurants in the same block. It doesn’t matter what type of food different tourists likes they will find their favorite food something in the New York. The locals have what they call their neighborhood restaurants, and they loyally support them most of the year. August is usually a quiet time for City restaurants, but Italian restaurants like Charlie Bird in SoHo don’t let summer get in the way of offering their tasty Italo-American specialties.

Charlie Bird is known for its perfect roast chicken and homemade spaghetti. The kids that are fortunate enough to dine at the restaurant can’t get enough of the spaghetti, and some of them even like the Uni pasta. But the music really puts Charlie Bird in a class of its own. The restaurant literally keeps pace with the beat of each guest, and that’s not an exaggeration. The Bird is known for its exquisite service and the private dining room than can intimately accommodate more than ten people.

But if Tribeca is more attractive because of the possibility of seeing Robert DeNiro and his wife walking down the street, or the excitement of seeing the new condominiums being built that sell for millions, than a visit to American Cut on Greenwich Street may be the restaurant that is calling your name. American Cut is one of those Mad-Men style restaurants. The restaurant brings back the days of three martini lunches and oversized steaks. The Caesar Salad, oysters, crab cakes and shrimp cocktails keep the locals coming back. The private room is one of mood enhancing places that brings the 60s in sync with the 21st century.

There is another restaurant that is a definite stop for tourists that frequently come to New York. Tarallucci e Vino Union Square location is the most talked about the Italian-style wine bar located at 15 East 18th Street. The Head Chef Andrew Welch is known for his ability to make people believe they are dining at the Grotto in Florence. But 15 East 18th Street. East Village location is just as good. And for Upper-West-Side lovers the 475 Columbus Avenue location is another winner, and that location has become a party haven for the locals.

Tarallucci e Vino also has a Copper-Hewitt location in the Smithsonian Design Museum. And there is a Nomad location that will open soon so getting an event planned in the City has become a lot easier thanks to Tarallucci e Vino four locations. Tarallucci e Vino is an incredible Italian-style wine bar and restaurant, but it is also a top notch event planner. New Yorkers say Tarallucci e Vino is one of the top event planners in the City and for good reason. The staff can handle large as well as smaller events, and they are all done with precise, style and Italian elegance.

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Lime Crime May Not Exist If It Weren’t For a Sleepover

Almost everyone has heard of the popular and wildly different company Lime Crime, the brainchild of smart businesswoman Doe Deere. However, many people don’t know that the company itself might not exist today if it weren’t for a sleepover that she had with friends before she was even 10 years old.

The truth is, Deere herself will tell you that she was always interested in anything and everything related to art, especially when it came to combining colors that were far more bold than those that were typically popular. Even then, she seemed to have a flair for the dramatic and she enjoyed creating things that were nothing like anything that was popular at the time. The whole point was for her to use her artistic ability as an outlet to display who she was as an individual, not to copy the work that was popularized by someone else.

However, it was not until she had a sleepover with friends that she truly found her first love, the love of makeup. Like most little girls, they were all using their imaginations to create some alternate universe but they weren’t really getting into it as much as Deere herself would have liked. She ended up breaking out the makeup kit and applying makeup to everyone, including herself. This is an experience that has stuck with her for the rest of her life, as she remembered how much more interesting and real the application of the makeup made everything else feel.

This is when she really figured out that she could change the lives of other people by simply providing colors that were as unique as her own personality. Lime Crime is a philosophy, which is why they have such a big following on Tumblr and Facebook. In fact, that even translates into Instagram where they have more than 2.2 million followers. Essentially, she combined her love of art and her love of makeup into a single entity so that she could create a company that was completely different from anything else going on. Customers have rewarded her by allowing her to continue to grow her company at a rapid pace, thereby cementing what she knew all along- that there was a void that customers were just waiting for someone to fill. Fortunately, she has done exactly that.

The Currency Crusher: George Soros

George Soros says in his book, The Age of Fallibility, The Consequences of the War on Terror, that ” The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States.” This is why he dabbles obsessively in radial left wing activism by funding these groups and political figures to take down America.

Recently he has been investing in Gold Stocks again, as he must be feeling pretty sure that the latest plans to disrupt the United States are coming to fruition. George Soros will proudly admit that he enjoys destabilizing governments and societies whose principles he does not subscribe to. He firmly believes that the United States forms global policies and that since that is the case, other countries should have a seat in the House of Representatives. Since that is not possible and it interferes with his personal political perspectives, he will use his fortunes to destroy the United States.

Being a Fabian Socialist means that he must conceal his true allegiance to the Socialist ideology in actual life dealings. He is totally consumed with his globalistic new world order activism. George Soros is a firm supporter of the infamous Democrat Candidate, Hillary Clinton. Therefore his financial support of 6 million dollars in the Hillary Clinton Superpac was only a part of the 7 billion dollars he has personally invested in all the extreme left wing organizations that he founded to destabilize the United States.

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He is openly vocal about his plan to remake the United States of America. He wants an open society that has regulated markets that are not driven by Capitalism. The Democrat party of the United States gets millions of dollars of support from George Soros where we can see his principles in action. President Obama benefited from George Soros’ super pac funds to win the White House and has embarked on a mission that was certainly dear to the hear of Soros, to ‘Fundamentally Transform the United States of America.’

Soros made his fortune by short selling the Bank of England which caused the collapse of the Bank of England and immediately caused the devaluation of all the homes of hard working British Commoners. Some of his favorite activist organizations are Moveon.org, Open Society Institute, Occupy Wall Street, and Black Lives Matter. These political forces within our midst will continue to attempt to negate the Bill of Rights and the Constitution by attempting to disregard the separation of powers with Obama and his abuse of power through Executive Action, Harry Reid and the Democrats attempting to take away guns at every opportunity by infringing on Americans Second Amendment Rights and stirring up Race Wars with Black Lives Matter.

Being Bearish on Gold Stocks after a long break from trading in that stock means that things must be ripe for his latest orchestrated financial melt down.

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Kabbalah Centre International and the practice of Kabbalah

Kabbalah and its practice means different things depending upon the tradition and aims of it followers. And while it is not a religious denomination in and of itself, Kabbalah practitioners seek to define the nature of the universe and human beings as they seek and attain spiritual realization.

Traditionally a part of Judaism, in the 21st Century Kabbalah has adapted some Christian, New Age and Occulist teachings to explain the relationship between an unchanging, eternal and mysterious infinity known as Ein Sof and God’s creation, which is defined as the mortal and finite universe.

Kabbalah grew out of the Jewish mysticism of 12th and 13th centuries in southern France and Spain and was reinterpreted in the 1500s during the Jewish mystical renaissance that occurred in Ottoman Palestine. It became popular as a form of Hasidic Judaism from the 18th century to modern times.

Headquarted in Los Angeles, the Kabbalah Centre International in a non-profit organization that provides courses on Zobar and Habbalistic teachings both online and in regional and city-based centers and study groups around the world, including branches in New York City, London and Toronto. The Kabbalah Center in Los Angeles was opened by Philip Berg and Karen Berg in 1984.

In order to study at the Kabbalah Centre International, students are not required to have a previous knowledge of Hebrew or religious Jewish texts. Presenting itself as a supplement to religion, the Kabbalah Centre International teaches that everyone has a connection to the world of the Light, or Ein Sof, unbounded God, but that is blocked by Klippot, which hampers spiritual energy from entering the human body.

Through meditation, the practice of Kabbalah teachings and Jewish Law, the Kabbalah Centre International teaches that individuals can rid themselves of Klippot.

Believing that astrology has been part of Judaism since its beginnings, the Kabbalah Centre International believes that cosmic forces affect everything and that by understanding them, Kabbalists can grow spiritually.

Among the well-known followers of Kabbalah are Madonna, Ashton Krutcher, Demi Moore and Donna Karan. Visit the Kabbalah Centre on Facebook to learn more about them.