Trophy Hunting Best Solution For Conserving Animals

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Trophy hunting is good what are you talking about. Trophy hunting is barbaric I’m against it you can tell by my bag. Look I don’t like it any more than you do. I’m an animal lover to see this argument is really counter-intuitive and frankly kind of difficult to accept but I ask that you keep an open mind and hear me out because the evidence suggests that in specific situations trophy hunting can really help endangered animals but how how can killing animals help animals. Here I’ll show a counter intuitive argument about trophy hunting as read by Adam Conover. In Africa animals like these are in desperate straits and the real threat to these animals isn’t trophy hunters. Judge this we’ve all you want but he’s not why these animals are at risk of dying out the real threats are lost in habitat and poachers.

Poachers are organized their ruthless and they are decimating animal populations. In some countries rhino horn is believed to cure cancer and even the hangovers and sales for twenty-eight thousand dollars a pound that’s more than gold or cocaine. Why don’t the local stop them and just as harmful to animal populations is the habitat loss caused by farming. These animals are literally running out of places to live. So some African nations came up with a plan they took advantage of the existing demand for trophy hunting  and used it to fund animal conservation. In Namibia revenue from trophy hunting is the main way they fund new wildlife Conservancy’s and in South Africa a portion of the proceeds from trophy hunting is given directly to local landowners and that incentivizes them to give the Rhinos land to live on and to protect them from poachers.

 

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But keeping them alive so they can be hunted absolutely true but still this system works one-third of all white rhinos in South Africa now live on private land and the population has gone from just a hundred two more than 18,000. I’m so confused but then I talk to Rosie Kooni the chair of the sustainable use and livelihood specialist group of the international union for the conservation of nature glad I got through that whole title. It’s true trophy hunting can be a valuable part of conservation efforts even if you find hunting distasteful. It’s not the hunters running these programs it’s the government agencies or sometimes even conservation groups themselves. The hunters motives don’t really matter the money they generate can really help the animals who need it. But how do I know the money is going to the right place? Well that’s a good question like any program where there’s a lot of corruption or where things are badly managed these programs don’t work well at all but that doesn’t change the fact that when they are well-managed these programs can be a huge help for wildlife conservation. In Namibia for example a hundred percent of the hunting concision fees go straight to the local communities being a huge success. I don’t know something that we should be on trophy hunting and find another way to help these animals sorry but that’s not a great idea.

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Many countries are depending on this revenue to protect animals to pay the game guards to buy the vehicles what happens if that money dries up it’s very easy for us in the developed world to judge how other countries should manage their animalrules but shouldn’t be our decision or should it be up to the communities who live with these animals every day. Hunting is a really important source of conservation revenue even where you are in the U.S. Hunting fees generate around 200 million dollars a year which for many states is their primary source of conservation funding if we band old trophy hunting everywhere right now it would do way more harm than good. I know it’s hard we love these animals so much we can’t imagine any benefit coming from their deaths it just seems wrong but you know what’s worse than one animal getting killed by a hunter hundreds of thousands being wiped out by poaching and loss of habitat. The truth is in some nations the regulated hunting of a few individuals is helping to save entire species. So cute animals have to die to live because that’s one way of putting it. I’m doing this for your own good.

Benefits of VA Health Care 2016

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Chairman Isaacson and Miller ranking members Blumenthal and brown and members of the senate house Veterans Affairs Committee it’s my honor to represent the 1.7 million members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and Auxiliaries. During my time as commander I’ve traveled around the United States and multiple countries around the world talking with veterans and active-duty military personnel. I’ve seen firsthand the effects that medical appointment wait times delays in compensation and pension decisions and concerns for military transition by our troops veterans and their families. The VFW is on Capitol Hill to bring a unified voice for these men and women America’s true heroes. this experience along with thousands of responses to our survey and calls for assistance through our toll-free help part line gives me a clear understanding of what veterans around the country are its are experiencing and what their expectations for health care and benefits are because of this feedback we understand what is working from the user’s perspective and what needs to be improved.

 

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Today I bring the VFW is recommendations on how to improve the delivery of health care and benefits to our veterans. We agree that congress mistake a comprehensive look at VHA to fix what is broken and we will work with you to identify problems and make those needed changes but let me be clear the VFW is absolutely opposed to the privatization of the VA health care system. It cannot be replaced and we will fight any efforts to do so moving forward the VA needs of sufficient budget the administration’s request nearly matches the independent budget recommendations except for construction funding for these accounts must be increased to finish current projects and to begin work on those facilities that pose safety threats to veterans their families and employees. Our latest choice survey indicates that nearly half of the veterans who believe they are eligible for the choice programhave been given the opportunity to participate and that is up 20 percent from the previous year.

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VA must continue to improve the program to ensure all veterans are eligible for choice are offered the opportunity to use it. The majority of choice program complaints are scheduling community care appointments and veterans being improperly billed for care when the VA should pay the bill both are due to delays in the transfer medical documentation and authorizationfor follow-up care. VA is working on several IT projects to address this concern which the VFW supports. Congress must provide VA the necessary resources that they have requested. Congressman is also act on VA’s proposal to consolidate its community care programs. This consolidation is critical to the overall health care and delivery transformation. The VFW support secretary McDonald’s My VA a transformation which encompasses numerous programs geared toward approving veteran and employee experiences their training support services performance and strategic partnerships. The VFW realizes this transformation will take time to implement so we urge Congress to work with the VA on my VA initiative to ensure these programs succeed. Any plan to reform the culture of the VA must also take into consideration the need to modernize its workforce must be able to recruit train retain and properly pay high quality health care professionals for our veterans. changing the culture of the VA also means changing the culture of accountability. VA must have the proper authority to properly discipline employees whenever appropriate regarding health care when an where veterans need to be seen must be a clinical decision made between a veteran and his doctor this is why the VFW believes that VA must integrate the capabilities and strengths of all existing healthcare resources and local communities to include public public and private community providers. The VFW supports the DA’s plan to develop a nationwide system to deliver urgent care but these options can on increase the cost of co-payments or fees. The last component in transforming VA health care delivery in capital infrastructure way the VA must be given the authority to enter into public-private partnerships and broader sharing agreements.

Kevin Hart Love Sneakers

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We were going to shop sneakers today with Kevin Hart and we’re going to see what he’s feeling and what he’s not and then we’re going to talk about a special signature sneaker yes dropping in June yeah we are. Yeah we’re going to talk about that just showing out active I am I sneaker fan yeah I was great I’ve seen a lot of people do introductions but that was one take that was like in the top two best I’ve ever see. Let’s go you’re all gonna get you have your training sneaker coming out instead of your fitness fanatic. I am a fitness, for that how important was it for you to perfect your sneaker without inspired people to get up and do they don’t know what to do yeah I think that’s why I probably turned out to be the specimen that I am today because as of late I’ve been training them on shoe which is probably one of the best things that happened to me. Has there ever been a workout kind of like a horror story in your workout that you didn’t get to finish? You  know myself once that’s probably the world really is something like they were in the gym or not in a gym you know you might be your warning in the morning. You’ll get a little ground little bubble yep you know you got a choice you can make right there. Let me address this, let me ignored I chose to ignore this day I’ll never forget it was a cloudy day and as I’m running I just remember I have my headphones on and I said that’s not far there is a shadow on myself it happens it happens to the best.

 

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What some people know but not a lot of people may know is that you grew up working in a sneaker store? What was that like and how good of a Salesman were you? Well first of all I know anything there is no about a sneaker really I mean what kind of things do you want where’s your problems your foot in the shins do you supinate or pronate or something to convince. A popular even know what that is that’s my point yeah I showing you where I am with an excellent i’ll finally the best really I was selling stuff on pure personality. I remember selling boots the runners yeah you know what that you want a boot. We’ve got the internet in it you know you get when you stop if you want to dial up put that USB in and you straight. How would you sell maybe the sneaker Jordan? Oh the sneaker Air Jordan this is the easy sell right here do you like sneaker? did you want a sneaker in your  house. Okay then wear a snake. Do you have to see the sneaker you know what kind of sneaker this is, this is a blue for really the Bluebird really is a rare sneaker. Ok it’s only 30 Sneakers in the world guess what two of them are on your right and your left foot. So buy this now.

You are in a rare group of non professional athletes to get your own sneaker shoe deal. Drake has his own sneaker, how do you feel about how your sneakers compared to someone like Drake with the Air Jordan. I think that he’s done a great job. You know I’m just better you want Kevin Hart and you Drake so we talk about my sneaker you like oh my god those are the hustle Hart. In an interview you said that you haven’t got the Drake sneaker when they first came out as you sent them to you.  Drake’s what I like to call a pretty colors I people I know I’m joking yeah he gave me some good. You’re good yeah now we’re good we’re good he’s a good friend of mine so of course he is not playing around but we’re in two different lanes man. My lane is a place of cross-training physical fitness and really getting people to embrace the culture that I am now in you know and I’m serious about this isn’t a joke this isn’t a gimmick, this is me.

 

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Nike has a lot of athletes LeBron, yeah Kobe, yeah Kevin Durant yeah, Odell Beckham on the football field how does Kevin Hart stand up to those guys? I think I’m levels ahead yeah as a winner you have to adapt to wear his mindset. There’s a athletic for simple inspiration and motivation to push for me personally speaking I think I capture it and then there is a looks man you know I’m way better looking at a lot of those guys. We talk about Lebron  all the time there’s nothing you can say they do them look better than you he’s like so Kevin the same thing I was like way too tall. You need to come down here buddy some of his life he’s like what ifs.

A lot of bucket list moments in your life sell out the garden even or so movies a year depending on the year you know how much of a bucket list moment is having your own sneaker working in a sneaker store? You would probably not even believe me its number one is a challenge like oh my god the new came up you know Jackson, Michael Jordan drop the sneaker as a kid you had to have those sneakers. You look at what the person who’s the test issue is done and a piece of you wants to become that. So now that I’m in that realm you know he has a shoe and there’s a meaning behind the shoe. People that buy that shoe will know the meaning there’s nothing that these dead.

 

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The black colorway my black colorway, let’s go check another colorway out man baby bluish color way that’s going to drop later. Yes yes these are dropping in July is a black there’s the blue-collar way and then is the red you know and the blue and a red we’re dedicated to my son and my daughter so you know I’m glad to be able to say that my kids are involved in my first collaboration more importantly I think I just have a collaboration in general. so don’t think, is awesome don’t think you know can you make it happen, we can I’m going to chop some people and old people talk to your people and I’m get your people to get them to send you something from the person that talked to is called a traffic person connection.

Police Record Themselves Fabricating Charges Against Protester

 

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According to the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, in September of last year Michael Picard was protesting near a police DUI checkpoint in the Hartford area, holding a sign that read “Cops ahead, remain silent.” They state that he wasn’t interfering with police and was on public property. As a result of his presence, he was engaged by three state troopers: Sergeants John Barone, John Jacobi, and Master Sergeant Patrick Torneo. The video opens up with Barone telling Picard that it is illegal for him to take his picture, as he tries to wrestle it from  him. But for the record, it isn’t illegal.

They then rest the camera on top of the hood of a squad car, successfully thwarting Picard from taking photos. But here’s the thing. The camera was still on, recording video. And what it captured, confirmed some of American’s worst fears about police—that they make shit up in an effort to blanket you with criminality and to deny you your rights. Under the assumption of privacy, they essentially recorded themselves engaging in a plot to level false charges at Picard. First asking if a Hartford lieutenant has any grudges against Picard. The man probably wants the ability to exercise his first amendment rights without being bullied or lied to by police. Aware that what they’re doing is wrong, Barone suggests a cover up.

 

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About a minute and a half later, we can hear Master Sargeant Torneo, ending a phone call and then returning to speak with the rest of the officers on site, detailing a prior documented incident with Picard, an advocate on gun rights, walking around Hartford armed. For the record, Connecticut is an open carry state—as long as you have a permit. So they decide, that even without evidence or even reason that they are going create charges, making sure that they are ticketable offenses. They take things further, by fabricating a scenario that would justify a lack of witness statements.

 

 

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All of this happens without the troopers having any knowledge that their plot was being documented. One, they shouldn’t have taken his camera because he is right, it’s not illegal to film or photograph an officer in public. The irony that they were trying to illegally prevent this and ultimately ended up filming themselves denying this man his rights and then trying to pin crimes on him is just… perfect. About a minute later, when moving the vehicle, Torneo realizes that the camera is on top of the car. Yet another example of their keen attention to detail. They finally return the camera.

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Now Picard, along with the ACLU, have filed a suit against the three officers for allegedly fabricating charges against him and taking his camera without a warrant. Now the question is where is this suit going to go. We’ve seen that even with proof of wrongdoing, members of law enforcement have been exempt from fair punishment, only encouraging an abuse of power, mistrust in law enforcement at large and an endorsement of the cyclical systematic issues that we continue to face today. Now, it’s wrong to categorize all police by the actions of a few. If you are member of law enforcement, our justice system, or operating at any level without our government, you need to check your people.

Iphone 7 Great Features

 

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Once again the camera is great and has received great improvements and while I’m not the biggest like iphone fanboy as I used to be I do think the iphone does have the best camera always that’s just how it is for me. I think we need to talk about the taptic engine for a second because this is essentially apple’s version of haptic feedback which of course oh yes android phones have had some sort of thing like that for a while but apples take us a little bit different if you used a newer macbook with the ark force touch click pad it is very much like that it’s a motor on the inside that vibrates to stimulate clicking with the home button. The home button doesn’t actually physically click anymore. This taptic engine is integrated into the software and has used a lot for games but i think it’s almost to the point of being a little distracting. This weird click vibration is used a lot for games when in traditional vibration should just be used if you’re asking me. So sometimes it does make experiences feel a little bit weird but what I did enjoy is a new stereo speakers i think this is a much for welcome thing into the iphone. The speakers are of course under the bottom but the other speaker comes out of where the earpieces so while it is a little weird with sound coming at you from two different places i think it’s very interesting because you can feel the sound now you feel the sound reverberating through the phone. Again you know of course for you people Im actuall that is AF feature that android has been using for a while and I will point out that the sound is a little bit more tinny that some people will definitely pick up on. I think this is mostly because of the waterproofing of water resistance that does this effect of the speakers i noticed that as well on the s7 edge but since I am on the top of that i know it doesn’t really have to do a lot with video games but the water resistance is nice like the s7 edge it’s really awesome if you’re outside of the bus stop playing a game on your phone starts raining you can keep going like a badass everybody looks at you and thinks that you’re crazy your phone’s gonna catch on fire but you can rest assured.
Now let’s talk about the elephant in the room because I think honestly this might affect people who play games on their phones more than anybody else who uses the phone the headphone jack and the lack of the traditional 3.5 millimeter headphone jack and a replacement for apples lightning cable is a weird choice. Now i am very much into the hole early adopter thing I’m into the ripping the band-aid off and just enjoying the new technology but i don’t know if this is necessarily the best way to go about Apple does provide a dongle that is 3.5 to lightning that I think is nicely designed it’s very small it’s very simple. It’s cheap you can buy more for nine dollars and I think not to be an apologist but i think apple is just planning for people to get these little adapters and have them permanently attached to their old pair of headphones that being said of course it does still add an extra step to the process of making things a little bit more of a hassle for the user not only that but if you are someone who maybe is playing pokemon go and your phone is always hooked up to a battery charger but also you want to have your headphones in if you’re like you live in the city or on the subway or something this is going to be a pain in the ass for you this is going to be really annoying because you’re gonna have to get an extra dongle and more attachments and more wires to put up with it.  Am I all for the future and I into trying a new standardization yes Im into apple taking over that standardization for themselves no one thing I did notice though with the new headphone jack plug is that sound isn’t noticeably greater or anything I didn’t really notice that much of an amazing improvement over 3.5 millimeter apple just really seem to have used it to save space in the phone and add more room for battery and the taptic engine which the battery welcome good job you did a great job because there is better battery life in this phone.

 

 

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So if you can tell the iphone 7 is definitely in an interesting predicament as for me someone who bounces back and forth between android and iOS all the time like a crazy person think this is the first iphone that actually it seems a little bit flawedit’s not perfect while it is a great phone and there’s a lot of improvements there’s just you know seriously some issues obviously the headphone jack being a big deal if you’re an iphone person is it a good phone yeah sure if you’re an Android person is this a bad phone yes it’s the worst phone in the world but also I’d like you to go back and check out my s7 edgevideo because that had a lot more talking points in terms of features for people who play games on the phone there’s a lot of little things in there that make it easier for people to play games. The iphone 7 doesn’t have a lot of that other than raw graphical power and battery life but I still think that’s worth noting that’s pretty good but that is the iphone 7 that is what I think you need to know going into it if you are curious about it.  There’s a lot to talk about there’s a lot of debate especially of course with that headphone jack do you think this is the iphone to jump into or do you think apple’s next iphone is going to be the better one as rumored.

Iphone 7 Big Hit

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The iphone 7 hits in an interesting time Android especially with Samsung seems to kind of be at the height of its popularity with the iphone falling behind in public mind share but would like to do here  like a regular traditional phone style review and really break down the tech and talk about like the perspective for somebody that plays video games. I know that might not really make sense but we’ve tried it before with the Samsung Galaxy s7 edge and now we’re going to do it with the iphone. Sure a lot of people consider people who play games on their phones not to really be real gamers but everybody plays a game on their phone to pass the time so we might as well break down what’s new with this iphone 7. The only thing is in terms of new features for the gaming side there’s not really a lot going on I’m gonna try to avoid the marketing speak but it really is you know the most powerful iphone yet at least in terms of raw speed it has a geekbench score over 30 450 604 its respective cores and believe it or not despite this being a dual-core phone it does suck up to the s7 edge in terms of these numbers.

The 64-bit 8n fusion ship is 50% graphically faster than the A9 chip from the 6S and the iphone 7 definitely may have less ram than other phones out there but this thing can still push some pretty beefy games. The new marketing term they’ve been pushing is console quality games and while games do look and run very well I’m still not really totally convinced of their console quality games I mean come on but i do think that large jump in power is worth noting because the iphone 7 doesn’t really try to do much innovation in on the other areas so it’s nice to see this actually get a real good stat but one thing i did pick up on his at the phone does get much warmer very quickly while it’s not the hottest running phone I’ve ever used it does get more very quickly whether you’re just doing little like casual gaming or if you’re doing really really intense stuff but I think it is worth noting that the phone doesn’t get insanely blazingly hot. It also doesn’t explode in your face which is a bonus these days.

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Now in terms of battery life apple says that for the iphone 7 you can get up to 12 hours browsing on LTE and up to 14 hours on Wi-Fi and those are good numbers but they’re also in a perfect world scenario but what I can say after using the iphone 7 for quite some time is that this is the first time with an iphone it feels like there’s an actual real noticeable jump in battery life while the plus-size models have felt a boost for a while for the main iphone this is the first time in a while that feels like there’s a real noticeable battery improvement I mean we’ve been using this thing on full brightness all day playing games filming it leaving it on playing music stuff like that and it’s only at fifty-eight percent and that’s after non-stop usage. iOS 10 is simple and it looks nice and pretty and it runs probably the best on the newest phone of course I’m not going to go into individual details of the software but I think it is very fun and worth pointing out that the game center thing the whole game center functionality is noticeably toned-down. They made it more of a streamline lesson to experience and there’s not even an app on the home screen for it anymore. So I think it’s funny because Apple is doubling down on graphical gaming power but they’re easing away from the whole game center social media game-playing thing that I don’t really know if anybody really used.

 

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It’s also worth noting since I’m talking about games here the new messages app is redesigned and there’s a lot of different stuff you can do you can download apps to use within messages I most notably you can play a few little silly games in there like words with friends. So if you want like the ultimate distraction 2 a distraction I guess that could be for you and with iOS 10 of course you have apple’s app store which to me personally i think is curated a little bit better than the google play store even though in the past years they have both level down in terms of content you don’t really see too many exclusives just for one phone or the other but I just like the design of the apple app store a little bit better.