J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 05-24-2018

The sound of capitalism

Read Steve Yates’s rundown of the tracks that changed hip hop at our blog. The latest album by the twin titans of hip hop has been a record-breaking success. A total of 290,000 copies were downloaded that week, and when CDs are taken into account, the album’s sales approached the 450,000 mark. Originating in the South Bronx in New York City in the late 1970s, when performers began rapping over looped beats taken from soul and funk records, hip hop has since journeyed right into the heart of mainstream culture. Jay-Z is married to Beyoncé Knowles, queen of R&B, and together they form the most influential power couple in global music. 

His wealth is estimated by Forbes at around $450m, and he has had 12 US number one albums. For its detractors, this materialism is one of rap’s three deadly sins, along with its violence and misogyny. When the riots broke out across Britain this summer, many saw hip hop’s celebration of materialism as one of the key causes. 

Keywords: [“hop”,”hip”,”materialism”]
Source: https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/hip-hop-bling…

GCSE English Literature

Sheila is shocked when she learns that she had a part to play in Eva’s death. Gerald is being judgemental of her even though he has not yet taken responsibility for his own actions. Mr Birling refuses to take any responsibility for Eva Smith’s death. Eric shows that he takes responsibility for his actions in the final act of the play. Whilst Gerald and Eric’s parents are enjoying being in the clear, Eric still takes the matter of Eva’s death very seriously. 

He is even brave enough to tell his mother that she should feel responsible too. Sybil Birling will not take any responsibility for the death of Eva Smith even after she has been questioned by the Inspector. The audience would know that she is in no position to be questioning the behaviour of anyone else given her own treatment of Eva Smith and lack of social responsibility. This is a practice the privileged Birlings would be used to. 

Keywords: [“responsibility”,”take”,”Eva”]
Source: https://www.bbc.com/education/guides/zpf3gk7/revision/2

Entrepreneurs + Investors + Funded Innovation + Generational Wealth + Compassionate Capitalism

History has shown that the Greatest Wealth is Created through Entrepreneurism. Every Innovation that improves our lives came from an Entrepreneur with an idea; a strategy to succeed; and the funding to execute. The Good News: You don’t have to start a great company when you can invest in a great company and reap the same rewards as the founders. Recent regulatory changes have made that easier than ever to happen. We help Entrepreneurs and Investors create their legacy in the innovation they bring to market and the generational wealth they create. 

The men and women who take the road less traveled and invest in exciting private companies before they go public, have the opportunity that few realize – create wealth, leave a legacy of innovation, and have personal pride in knowing they impacted their community with new jobs and opportunities. 

Keywords: [“create”,”company”,”Innovation”]
Source: https://www.karenrands.co

Towards a socially engaged mindfulness

Stephen Stanley was recently asked to provide an introduction to a screening of the documentary ‘Happy’. Apparently a ‘turn to happiness’ – or perhaps a near-obsession with happiness – is happening across government, science, therapy and popular culture. The general idea is that: the purpose of life is to be happy, we all want to be happy, and that to be happy, be need to do certain things. We have a right to be happy, and a moral obligation or duty to be happy, for ourselves and others. If we fail to find happiness, we have failed in life. 

We have lost the connection with the Middle English word ‘happ’ which means chance, luck or fortune. The idea that happiness is what happens to us, and is beyond our control, goes against the grain of contemporary understanding. This ‘turn to happiness’ has taken place across at least three domains. 

Keywords: [“Happy”,”happiness”,”fail”]
Source: https://socialmindfulness.wordpress.com

Dutch Healthcare Shames Down Syndrome Man. For Costing ‘Too Much…’ » Louder With Crowder

There is no room within the progressive-socialist movement for those with Down syndrome. By now their hatred is as obvious as Chris Christie’s diabetes. In case you need more convincing, here’s a video of a DS man being shamed by the Netherlands for costing too much in healthcare. For people who claim money and capitalism are evil, they sure do like putting a price tag on someone’s life. I suppose this chap should be thanking his lucky stars he didn’t end up like Charlie Gard. 

This is the twisted world of healthcare leftists, like Bernie Sanders and his socialist cronies, envision for America. One where those with disabilities have to justify their existence. Thus people with Down syndrome are seen as an obstacle to be eliminated by society. 

Keywords: [“people”,”healthcare”,”syndrome”]
Source: https://www.louderwithcrowder.com/dutch-healthcare-down-syndrome

Heal Thru Words, Empowerment, Positive Self-Talk, Meditation

In the past, people worked hard to become successful and then, become happy. In the present, people work at becoming happier so that they become successful. Thanks to new technologies and understandings now at our disposal, we can let go of negative self-talk, the silent killer of our happiness, and open up to a whole new reality where a work-life balance is effectively achieved through mindfulness, positivity and wellness. Our DailyBoost™, Conscious TuneUp™ and ReWire™ Programs were created to effortlessly and quickly lead participants into becoming a more positive, balanced version of themselves. 

Keywords: [“become”,”new”,”happy”]
Source: https://healthruwords.com

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