NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — U.S. Senate Candidate Gail Goode (D-NY) today challenged her primary opponent, Kirsten Gillibrand, to a series of debates around New York State prior to the Democratic primary on September 14. Goode will appear on the Democratic primary ballot.
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| From: Legalize Ferrets
LA MESA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to Ferrets Anonymous, legalizing pet ferrets affects hundreds of thousands of Californians, even though many citizens may be unfamiliar with the State’s 77-year-old ferret ban. The California Veterinary Medical Association has long agreed that pet ferrets should be legal. State legislators agreed six years ago. But the Governor blocked ferret legalization, when he vetoed the Ferret Amnesty Bill.
Improper Payments Reduction Plan Makes Sense to CONIX Systems Technology President Frank Stokes, Should Be Applied to Financial Industry
| From: CONIX Systems Inc.
MANCHESTER, Vt. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Franks Stokes, president of technology for CONIX Systems, Inc., a leading international provider of payment processing solutions to the financial services industry and pioneer in the acceleration of exception processing, agrees with the Obama Administration that reducing systemic drains on the Federal budget by better policing benefits and other types of payments to eliminate ‘improper payments’ will be a productive government debt reduction strategy.
| From: People for Gail Goode
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘New Yorkers have a right to a Democratic primary,’ said U.S. Senate Candidate Gail Goode. Goode built an organization of citizens to collect over 45,000 signatures from registered Democrats, who agreed with her mission to give voters of the Empire State a choice for Senator in this year’s Democratic Primary.
| From: Peter Grandich and Company
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As a financial commentator, Peter Grandich always has something to say and his opinions and forecasts are sought-after by hundreds of thousands on his daily blog, The Grandich Letter. Yet, in over 25 years of broadcasting his opinion, Grandich has never endorsed a candidate for political office. Until now.
| From: Ascoli Publishing LLC
CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘The Words of the Founders’ (ISBN: 978-0979987731), a new book by Paul Rosenberg, author of the counter-culture classic ‘A Lodging of Wayfaring Men,’ is released for sale today by Ascoli Publishing and Vera Verba Publishing. Rosenberg has assembled 570 timely and poignant quotes from America’s Founding Fathers.
The Not-So-Silver Lining of Cloud Computing: Intuit Goes Dark for Two Days, Giving Pause to the Small Business Owner
| From: Desktop Guerrillas
NORWALK, Conn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Things did not go as planned when Joe Presto of the Norwalk-based IT consulting firm Desktop Guerrillas tried to send out his monthly invoices last Tuesday night. After error messages kept popping up, Presto did a Google search and quickly determined that the issue was with Intuit’s system, not his own. The next morning he learned the full scope of the outage: 300,000 of Intuit’s clients had been affected.
Comergence Compliance Views HUD Memo on TPO Management as Good Starting Point for Development of Due Diligence Best Practices
| From: Comergence Compliance Monitoring
ORANGE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Greg Schroeder, president of Comergence Compliance Monitoring, a leading provider of third-party originator (TPO) monitoring and due diligence solutions, says he supports HUD’s move to eliminate FHA approvals for loan correspondents, thereby distancing itself from the risks inherent in the current management of this origination channel.
| From: Craig X Rubin
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Craig Rubin has never been accused of actually selling marijuana. In three hearings the only testimony from two LAPD police officers, Tracye Fields-Black and Cecil Mangrum, is that Rubin spoke to both officers about the Bible, the Ten Commandments and the testimony of Jesus Christ; and now he is going to jail for it and without a trial. This is a prime example that we are currently living in a police state, says Pastor Rubin.
| From: Muscle Mechanics
HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The current state of the economy continues to be on the minds of many. And, while the primary focus is on the financial bottom line, an even more worrisome impact of a poor economy is poor health. Muscle Mechanics works to alleviate some contributing stressors. Today, people are faced with some of life’s toughest challenges.
| From: Craig X Rubin
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Former candidate for mayor and founder of ProfitfromPot, Pastor Craig Rubin, was arrested at temple on October 22, 2009 for a second time in what was a ‘politically motivated’ police action. The District Attorney’s office had been pushing to put Pastor Rubin behind bars for years now, claims Rubin. Months later DA Cooley has decided to drop all charges because Rubin is going to jail anyway — unless he can get the public’s help.
| From: CheapOair
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bill Miller, VP of Strategic Partnerships for CheapOair has been making nationwide headlines offering travel tips for all types of travelers including budget travelers. Today’s economy is challenging and leisure travelers on a budget are worried about taking a much needed vacation. Mr. Miller has provided the how to’s of cheap travel to allay their concerns.
| From: Craig X Rubin
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — President Obama’s list of broken promises begins to grow as he declines further in national polls, says Pastor Craig Rubin. Part of the reason for his decline in popularity says Rubin is because of his ignoring the wishes of average American people. ‘The President asked us to list our most important issues on his Web site. Cannabis prohibition was the number one question and he flat out ignored it,’ says Rubin.
| From: Herbal Wellness Center, Inc.
CAPITOLA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Should medical cannabis be for sale in Capitola? One woman thinks so. On February 25, 2010, Capitola resident Marsha Taffett, a 58-year old grandmother, stood at the podium in front of Capitola’s City Council to seek their support to open the Herbal Wellness Center of Capitola in the city’s commercial district; and to dispense medical cannabis at the retail store.
| From: Trinity Persful for County Commissioner
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — County Commissioner candidate and former U.S. Marine, Trinity Persful, sparked some controversy this weekend at a Rise & Shine Conservative Breakfast at Dotson’s Cafe when he warned Williamson County residents against the federal usurpation of local government by means of the 2010 census. A constitutional conservative, Mr. Persful puts forth that although citizens have an obligation to be rightfully counted for purposes of representation.
| From: Craig X Rubin
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to Craig Rubin, the government literally spent millions of taxpayer’s dollars over the past four years trying to send Rubin to jail. This time it for selling one gram of medical marijuana to an undercover officer who entered Rubin’s licensed facility with a Doctor’s note giving the officer permission to buy cannabis in California. Rubin claims that, after running for mayor, his political enemies decided to torture him. ‘I almost died in their custody and now I fear for my friend Jeff Joseph’s life.’
Explore Mars Commends the Obama Administration for Charting New Course for NASA – Calls for Program Details and Specific Timeframes
| From: Explore Mars, Inc.
BOSTON, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The recently announced proposal is a dramatic departure from the Constellation Program, scrapping the Ares I and Ares V launch vehicles, as well as the Orion capsule. Instead, the administration has proposed a program that would increase funding for robotic science missions, private sector development of space hardware for transporting people to and from low Earth orbit, technology development, international cooperation, and many other projects. Explore Mars is supportive of investment in these programs.
| From: National Association of Agricultural Educators
LEXINGTON, Ky. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As National Teach Ag Day on February 25 nears, communities across the nation are asked to consider the teachers that will be needed to prepare students for the increasing number and complexity of agriculture-related jobs expected to be available in the United States. ‘Perhaps most importantly – we will need qualified teachers to prepare students for these increasingly sophisticated professions,’ said Jay Jackman, Ph.D., executive director of the National Association of Agricultural Educators.
| From: Marty Niedelman
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marty Niedelman, a pharmacist from New York, claims he has the answer which will lead to the cure of Cancer. He feels that all the research scientists are leaning toward his conclusion, but are taking too much time to succeed. He has written an article explaining what he knows about the subject. The purpose of this article is to motivate all the researchers to perfect the cure now.
| From: American Institute of Certified Tax Coaches, Inc.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whether it’s text donations, celebrity telethons, or gifts of food and clothing, Americans’ generous giving and support to relief efforts in Haiti has been front and center in the headlines. To make the most of your earthquake relief donations and take advantage of the special tax breaks freshly enacted by Congress, consider these tips provided by the American Institute of Certified Tax Coaches, Inc.
| From: Long Island Presidents Council
LONG ISLAND, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It is no secret that our country is in the worst economic crisis in recent history. There are many challenges being faced within our local communities. Families are surviving on tighter budgets, companies are streamlining and downsizing and governments are looking at how to balance their budgets and decrease spending. According to the Long Island Presidents’ Council, in a few months, school districts will be planning their own budgets and looking for community support.
IDS President Says RESPA Delay Not Reflected in Investor Requirements; Sees Need for Common Sense Adjustments to Mortgage Lending Regulations
| From: International Document Services Inc.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Curt Doman, president of International Document Services Inc. (IDS), a mortgage document preparation vendor for closing docs, initial disclosures and reverse documents, calls for common sense to guide new 2010 regulations in light of persistent difficulties with RESPA interpretation and compliance. The IDS flagship solution, idsDoc, is the doc prep solution of choice for mortgage lenders and attorneys requiring customized closing documents.
| From: RightMarch.com PAC
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — William Greene, Chairman of the conservative online political action committee RightMarch.com PAC, announced today that Independent candidate Joseph Kennedy is taking enough votes from Martha Coakley to ensure her loss in the upcoming special election for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts.
| From: Kurt Kelly for Congress
ORLANDO, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — State Representative Kurt Kelly, whose district covers part of Florida’s Eighth Congressional district, today filed paperwork to run for Congress against controversial first-term Democrat Rep. Alan Grayson. ‘The people of Central Florida deserve a Congressman with a business background who knows that money spent by the federal government in Washington isn’t play money, but rather hard-earned money taken out of each of our paychecks,’ said Rep. Kelly.
| From: Robert Hoyk, PhD
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hardly a week goes by without some sort of unethical behavior making national headlines. Whether it is a media hoax about a boy in a balloon or a Ponzi scheme of the highest caliber, unethical behavior has – sadly – become expected?? Dr. Robert Hoyk, is a Clinical Psychologist and primary author of ‘THE ETHICAL EXECUTIVE: Becoming Aware of the Root Causes of Unethical Behavior: 45 Psychological Traps that Every One of Us Falls Prey To’ (Stanford University Press; ISBN: 978-0804759656).
Del Mar DataTrac President Rob Katz Foresees Fewer Independent Mortgage Lenders, More Community Bank ‘Skin in the Game’
| From: Del Mar DataTrac
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rob Katz, president of Del Mar DataTrac, Inc. (DMD), the leading provider of affordable mortgage lending automation solutions, and an industry pioneer in business intelligence, paperless lending, and loan process workflow tools, expects the number of independent mortgage bankers (IMBs) to continue to shrink in 2010 as credit line scarcity and risk aversion limit their liquidity.
| From: Craig X Rubin
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pastor Craig Rubin and his Temple 420 have existed for 40 days and are one of the most famous religious institutions in the world. The Temple operated for 38 days in 2006 before the pastor was arrested and told by an LAPD officer, ‘The Judeo-Christian religion is not real and is not protected by the law.’ He received permission from a judge to reopen and obtained a new license in 2009 from the City of Angels, and after 2 days of operation Rubin was arrested again.
| From: Rochelle Peachey
ORLANDO, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Few people like being alone. Sure, there are some men and women who truly like their single status, but most of us prefer having someone special in our respective lives. If you are single by choice, then you are not in need of advice, but if you are unattached and are open to suggestions to make it through the holiday season, dating expert Rochelle Peachey offers a plethora of advice.
| From: Craig X Rubin
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Craig X Rubin faces years in prison and another trial at the taxpayers expense, as cannabis is something most Californians think should be legal. Recent polls show that 74 percent of residents in California favor taxing and regulating the herb, as opposed to prosecuting offenders. Most Americans know Craig from his stint on Showtime’s ‘Weeds,’ or one of the many films he’s been in, from Super High Me to Totally Baked; but they might soon know him by his prisoner number, as he is facing five years in prison in just a few days.
| From: ACSIA Partners LLC
KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Long term care insurance may not seem like headline news or talk-show fare, but Denise Gott pursues the topic with passion and flair. ‘I’m on a mission to wake up America,’ she says. Her message is now appearing on CNN newscasts in the nation’s airports and broadcasts on Delta Air Line flights. Gott is Chairman of the Board of LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP) – www.ltcfp.com – one of the nation’s largest and most experienced long-term care insurance agencies.
Bambeco, Stylish Eco Retailer and Purveyor of Fashionable Green Products for the Home, Announces Ten Easy Tips to Green Your Holiday
| From: Bambeco
MOOREFIELD, W.Va. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stylish and innovative eco-retailer bambeco provides 10 easy tips to make this holiday season a little bit greener. Launched on Earth Day 2009, bambeco quickly won accolades, fans and customers with its fashionable, earth friendly selection of innovative products for home and life. From the start, bambeco’s mission has been to offer consumers an appealing and comprehensive selection of green products that the established home furnishings brands are unable to do.
| From: Fare Buzz
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to Fare Buzz Inc., business travel is considered to be an essential tool of commerce in both large and small companies. In fact small companies seem to have a greater reliance on business travel as they often lack the visibility of large companies. Moreover small companies have to compete with large companies in order to acquire new customers as a result of which they have to often invest substantially in business travel for face-to-face client and sales generating meetings.
| From: Natural Harvest Publishing
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If you have never heard of ‘Natural Harvest,’ the only semen-based cookbook currently on the market, you are not alone. Despite international media attention, ‘Natural Harvest’ (ISBN: 9781424314614) has managed to stay under the mainstream radar – but just barely. That may be about to change with a nomination for the Gourmand World Cookbook Award, a prestigious international recognition of exceptional and groundbreaking culinary literature.
| From: Childrens Hospital of The Kings Daughters
HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A current draft of healthcare reform legislation in the House of Representatives may inadvertently result in multi-million dollar reductions in federal support for Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters and children’s hospitals around the nation, forcing them to cut critical services in a segment of the industry that has already achieved near universal coverage.
| From: ITS
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — People in healthcare and energy might not be interested in considering other industries, since so many good jobs are being created there. But are they missing something? ‘And for everyone else, why would you want to limit yourself to just one industry,’ asks Robert Gerberg Jr., CEO of ITS. ‘With so many industries in trouble or not hiring, many people searching for a job want or need to find one in a new industry. But even for those who don’t, why not uncover all the opportunities out there for you?’
Open Letter to Congress on Long Term Care Insurance and Health Care Reform from National LTC Network
| From: National LTC Network
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the Senate Finance Committee (SFC) resumes work this week on the health care reform bill, The National LTC Network urges Congress to consider two ideas. First, include an above-the-line deduction for long term care (LTC) insurance premiums.
| From: ForeclosureDataBank
MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The number of foreclosures for sale remained near record levels for the month of August according to real estate industry reports. Prices continue to drop on foreclosure listings as market levels remain at record lows. ‘Whether people are seeking to buy or sell, now is the time to take action,’ Alex Rolim, real estate investment advisor for ForeclosureDataBank, says.
| From: Beverly Hills Green Cross
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Glenn Beck is promoting citizen journalism, busting ACORN for advising a prostitute with housing. Patrick Duff and Craig Rubin are hoping for the same type of government action by exposing what they feel is government corruption. Rubin and Duff are both religious leaders that provide medical marijuana in the City of Los Angeles.
| From: ITS
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the highest unemployment in more than 20 years, over 35 million people are now circulating resumes. But many haven’t looked for jobs in some time and are falling victim to 10 common mistakes. According to Bob Gerberg Jr, the CEO of ITS, many talented and marketable people are simply doing the wrong things and could easily adjust their approach to get more interviews and offers.
| From: ITS
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — We are in the worst recession in over 20 years, but employers still have millions of jobs going unfilled. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, outplacement counseling programs are struggling to assist job hunters get the job done. Bob Gerberg Jr, the CEO of ITS, said that this is partially because many people are doing the wrong things and some counselors are still advising job hunters to use methods from the 1990s.