Young-Minds1Young Creative Minds
America's future leadership begins from young minds with determined creative spirits; independent thinking leaders with high moral standards, strength of character and incorruptible integrity
John F. KennedyJohn F. Kennedy
As president he asked all nations to join the fight against what he called the "common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself." He was a great president and humanitarian that cared as much about this country and its people as any president in our history and, certainly more than any president since.
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Americans need strong proactive leadership in the White House and better cross-party cooperation in favor of the strengthening the country's economy, educational system and improving health care
Yosemite-National-ParkYosemite National Park
Yosemite's ecosystem is in danger of being destroyed, along with its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, Giant Sequoia groves, and biological diversity
Brooklyn-Bridge-Wall-Street Brooklyn Bridge and Downtown Skyline
The historic Brooklyn Bridge leading to New York, the "City that Never Sleeps", a city that will be under water in thirty to forty years if global warming continues at is its current pace
NYSE-with-FlagThe New York Stock Exchange
Unregulated by the government, the investment banking industry had virtually complete autonomy with their financial services and underlying practices; their greed then took the stock market to the brink of collapse in 2008
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Global warming will have a significant negative effect on the majestic mountain views, the wildlife, and certainly the varied climates and environments—from wooded forests to mountain tundra
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Travel across America by train and see the beauty of our country while becoming inspired to protect it from the burning of fossil fuels and support the use of alternative energy sources
TwinTowerAttackTwin Towers Attack on September 11, 2001
Terrorist attack the Twin Towers by hijacking two commercial airliners and crashing them into each of the two towers,. killing over 2,000 people including all of the passengers on both both planes
TwinTowersFallAerial View of the Twin Towers After they both Fall on September 11, 2001
The devastation resulting from the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers as the buildings collapse into smoke and rubble, causing havoc and panic throughout lower Manhattan

Economic and Financial Crisis Issues

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely".

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President Ronald Reagan and his appointed 'henchman', Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, implemented the deregulation policies in 1980's, dubbed Reaganomics. This gave Wall Street and their banking partners the ability to indiscriminately, and with virtually complete autonomy, make high-risk investments. By reversing the Glass Steagall Act of 1933, Greenspan removed the regulations that once separated investment trading and commercial banking activities. Deregulation precipitated the recession and accelerated us into the financial crisis we face today. Before Glass Steagall, "improper banking activities" or what was considered overzealous commercial bank involvement in stock market investments, was deemed the main culprit of the 1929 stock market crash. According to that reasoning, commercial banks took on too much risk with depositors' money. After Reagan's deregulation policies, history repeated itself and led to the need for a $1.2 billion government bailout in 2008. The Dodd Frank Act of 2010 put investment regulations back on the books in an attempt to repair, over time, the damage done by the deregulation policies initiated by Reaganomics. Sort of like "closing the barn door after the horses have escaped".

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Strong Proactive Leadership

"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." -- John F. Kennedy

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After the assassinations of the American leaders of our time, President John F. Kennedy, Medgar W. Evers, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, following torchbearers clearly did not learn a thing from history. "Repeating the past mistakes and expecting a completely different result is a trait habitual of gamblers and fools". After the death of President Kennedy, virtually every administration was tactically 'reactive' to concerns only after they escalated into disasters. A prime example was the devastating flood in 2005 when Katrina, a category four hurricane, hit the coast of Louisiana and destroyed most of the city of New Orleans. In a 1998 published report, the US Army Corps of Engineers warned several presidential administrations that the levees and the lock that controls barge and shipping traffic were literally falling apart. They called the levee system, including the lock, an "antique" and recommended replacement of the lock and re-enforcing the dangerously weak levees that protected the city that was below sea level. The report also referred to the levee system as "an accident just waiting for a happening".

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Catastrophic Environmental Concerns

Scientific community continues to warn their respective country's governments and the world collectively that the planet's average temperature is increasing at an alarming rate, and that leaders must proactively take action before it becomes too late to prevent the predicted catastrophic events.

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The planet's ecosystem has already suffered irreversible damage from the illegal disposal of toxic waste, burning of fossil fuel as a primary energy source and the indiscriminate world-wide misuse of natural resources. Global warming, the rising average temperature of earth's atmosphere and oceans, has become the most perplexing of environmental concerns facing world leaders. Projections from the scientific community are becoming more alarming of late, as more scientists join forces in agreement with their colleagues in warning of increasing dangers from the proliferation of greenhouse gases. The conflicts and controversies discussed during the annual conference are complex when considering differing obligations of industrialized and developing nations, the controversy over how to help poor nations adapt. It is of vital importance to protect tropical forests while rapidly developing and deploying clean energy technology.

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Dangerous Consequences of Outsourcing IT Jobs

"Unforeseeable and dangerous consequences are inherent in outsourcing IT jobs"

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There are unforeseeable and dangerous consequences as well as the inherent financial risks in outsourcing IT jobs in particular. When American corporations face the dilemma of considering outsourcing an IT project, a business programming task, or a role within the company's IT organization, they will need to consider the costly disadvantages as well as the presumed cost benefits of that decision. Regardless of the research approach utilized by corporate executives, i.e. accessing Google or other Internet search facilities, an institutional knowledge-base, or industry feasibility studies, they are sure to find conflicting data, conclusions and opinions.

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Wall Street's 2008 Financial Crisis Costs U.S. Economy Close to $13 Trillion

"After almost 80 years Wall Street nearly triggers a second Great Depression"

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Wall Street brought our financial markets to the brink of collapse and very nearly triggered a another Great Depression. Investment practices, greed and corruption rocked the U.S. economy and the American people with a catastrophic $13 trillion fallout from the 2008 financial crisis. As it turns out, the $1.2 billion taxpayer bailout of the investment industry was only the tip of the iceberg.

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