This junior high student’s “declaration of freedom” is blowing up the internet

A few weeks ago, a young Lewis and Clark Middle School student wrote a declaration of freedom for a classroom assignment.

His Declaration of Freedom has literally gone viral all over the internet.

Check it out here:

“We the people of the Lewis and Clark Middle School feel the need to bring across the proposition of gaining rights to have more opinions and choices in our school that we spend most of our time in.

For example, if one doesn’t get along with a certain teacher, we (the students) believe that we should be able to choose which teacher we should have. This option would benefit us greatly because if we got along with the teachers we had, then more than likely, we would end up with better grades.

The next freedom that we feel we deserve to have is the right to pick our classmates. Choosing who we study with is beneficial to us so that we don’t end up with students that we don’t enjoy or feel comfortable being around. Working with our friends is more fun, too.

The third right that we feel we should be offered, is to have free school lunches. At first this idea seams preposterous, but our tax money right now is going to people that bought stuff on credit that can’t pay the banks back. If this wasn’t an issue, that tax money could go to the education fund and pay for our school lunches.

Another freedom that we would love to have is the right to fire teachers. Some teachers are unfair to students who don’t deserve it. For example, one of my teachers likes to pick on me the most during the class time. I did nothing to this teacher that would give them the right to do that. When being accused of disruptances that many in one class are doing, with some teachers, the same person gets the blame almost each time.

If groups of students sign a petition with a minimum number of 30 signatures, I think that a meeting should be held with an administrator to discuss the matters that may result in a firing!

The final matter that I would like to bring across is students being able to have a ‘say’ of extra-curricular programs; specifically sports. When we were in sixth grade, we didn’t have the option of playing in competitive leagues for football, basketball, soccer, baseball, lacrosse, cheer leading, and much more.

Many of these sports are not offered altogether no matter what grade you are in. The student body would greatly appreciate having those at our school.

In conclusion, the people of Lewis and Clark Middle School have joined in unison and as one whole to proclaim our many deserved rights that we feel we should have.”

The assignment landed the young student to be entered in the Hall of Fame.

He got featured by a few local companies like Tucson Exterminating, who reviews pest control products and comes up with the best ways to kill cockroaches.

Hopefully he can get some scholarships to support him should he make it to the National competition in Orlando. We wish him luck!


4 reasons why you need a Master’s degree in 2016

Let’s face it, the job market isn’t getting any easier. Companies are requiring more than just a high school degree, and now more are going past a 4 year degree.

That’s right, a Bachelor’s degree might not cut it after all.

Here are 4 reasons why you need a Master’s degree if you’re looking for a job in 2016:

1.) You’ll be more confident. Most people that have received a higher level of education feel more confident applying for positions. Basically, you walk into an interview thinking the only question that needs to be asked is when can you start…

You are infused with an “I’m more prepared than that guy” attitude. Look across the room…notice all the nervous weirdos combing their hair using their smartphone screens as mirrors…yeah it’s not those guys. You’re not worried about them. But does the other intimidating candidate sitting across from you have his degree? You want to have that Master’s degree in your back pocket. Let it be your VIP pass that automatically bumps you up to the top of the list every time you compete in the dogfight of a promo or new job.

2.) You’ll qualify for more positions. Nowadays, companies have many filters before they even begin looking at resumes…Having a Master’s degree gets you past many of those filters. They are looking for those candidates that have stuck with school or gone back to finish up their degree. It shows that you take your career and education seriously. Your (new) boss will dig it.

How would you like to be able to scroll through pages of job openings and think to yourself, “I am over-qualified for all of these positions. They couldn’t pay me enough to work there.” and suddenly glance at a job offer you would have only dreamed of. But because you had your Master’s degree, you qualified and scooped up that new pozish on your Linkedin.

Congrats, Senior Chief Regional Sales Manager/Mentor/Executive Board Member.

3.) You can post the graduation pictures on Facebook. Looking to find out how much your family and friends really care about your accomplishments? Don’t hesitate to flash that new diploma for the Facebook and Instagram followers. After all, it might just motivate them to go back to college to get theirs…right?

We all need a little recognition in our lives. And it feels good to let others know that you’ve got your future planned out and in check.

4.) You’ll set a good example to those who look up to you. You can help show future generations how hard work in school pays off later in life. You will have the opportunity to educate the young on how important college is.

According to FinishUp, a resource blog that helps people finish college, “Studies prove that students that push through to earn their Master’s degree have a better chance of getting hired right out of college”.

A Master’s degree is a good idea for a number of reasons. Take the opportunity today to learn more about online degrees and the many options available to go back to college. It will pay off in the long run.

This was a guest post written by Tanner Page, founder at, a supplement review blog. In his free time he likes hanging out at the beach and watching a good basketball game. He also contributes for the Probiotics Team at Health Trends.

The FTC Said What? Here’s How Vemma Got Shut Down This Week

Yesterday the Federal Trace Commission effectively shut down operations for Verve energy drink seller, Vemma.  The alleged violation?  Running a so-called pyramid scheme, which is illegal in the United States as well as many other countries.

But it turns out the definition of “pyramid scheme” might be harder to prove than most people thought.  Take a look at the allegations brought against Vemma, and you’ll see for yourself how thin the pyramid scheme accusation might look from some perspectives.

(A lot of Vemma reps joined the new internet marketing college, Digital Altitude. Check them out here)

Here’s the case brought by the FTC

Ten days ago, plaintiff Federal Trace Commission brought before the United States District Court for the District of Arizona a 5-count complaint against Vemma (Vemma is based in Arizona).

The document stated a complaint for “permanent injunction and other equitable relief” against the following defendants:

  • Vemma Nutrition Company
  • Vemma International Holdings Inc
  • Benson K. Boreyko a.k.a. B.K. Boreyko both as an individual and as an officer of Vemma Nutrition Company and Vemma International Holdings INc
  • Tom Alkazin
  • Bethany Alkazin, relief defendant

The FTC is asking for big bucks: refund of monies paid, disgorgement of ill-gotten monies, and other relief for their violations.  Here are the 5 charges:

  1. Count 1.  “Illegal Pyramid”.  This is based on the fact that Vemma’s compensation plan  allegedly emphasizes recruiting over product sales.
  2. Count 2.  “Income Claims”.  It’s claimed that Vemma both directly and indirectly implied that their affiliates are likely to earn huge incomes.  The FTC has deemed this not to be true, sating that “consumers who became Vemma affiliates are not likely to earn substantial income.”
  3. Count 3.  “Failure to Disclose”.  The FTC claims that Vemma failed to disclose that their compensation plan is deliberately set up so that most affiliates don’t earn substantial income.
  4. Count 4.  “Means and Instrumentalities”.  This simply means that Vemma is guilty (allegedly) of distributing promotional materials, making it possible for their affiliates to be deceptive in their recruiting activities.  In other words, they provided the means.
  5. Count 5.  “Relief Defendant”.  This names Bethany Alkazin, wife of Tom, as the person who received assets and funds from customers.  And since the funds were received as a result of (alleged) deceptive practices, she should “disgorge” those funds.

There’s some pretty subjective language in this case!

As you might be able to tell from reading the summary of the FTC vs Vemma case, some of it is highly debatable.

“It’s crazy. Two of my cousins are in it, and that’s how they feed their families, Melissa Stark, a manager at Host Authority, said.

“Kinda messed up.”

For instance, look at Count #1:  the compensation plan emphasizes recruiting over product sales.  Who’s to say?  Are network marketing companies not allowed to help their affiliates grow their teams?  After all, direct selling companies with small advertising budgets rely on their associates/affiliates to spread the word about their products.  In many cases customers become recruits.  There’s a very fine line there and if you scrutinize the legal document it’s not exactly spelled out how they came to the conclusion that Vemma cares more about recruitment than product sales.

I mean, there’s a fine line. Communities, such as My Advertising Pays Facebook Pages, have teamed up to make sure people are being compliant and not inviting the FTC to scrutinize.

And that’s only the beginning.  Each of the counts against Vemma are equally vague and subjective.

But I’ll let Count #1 stand on its own as the prime reason this lawsuit seems like bunk to me.

A Deep Look At The Bold Benefits Of DubLi MLM Marketing

The marketing industry has grown and bloomed to billions of dollars being spent money to only become more efficient during the last 10 years due to the Internet. Now days millions of people and companies get involve with marketing to either promote their products or services or search for potential clients.

The Internet has created multiple new and innovative models to market. To understand marketing as a skill is key to go back to the basics and take a look at the concept of marketing. Then you take business opportunities that draw in the masses with an online shopping model (Dubli Network) that creates even more of a craze and demand for showing people how it is done.


What Is Dubli Network Marketing?

Marketing refers to all activities within a business entity that involve the following:-

• Product research and development
• Advertising
• Product sales and service

Product Research And Development

Product research is vital because it allows a business to achieve a number of goals. First and foremost a business gets to find out exactly what it is customers wants, the factors influencing decision making and the benefits a customer expects from a particular product or service. This is where the new Kalatu blog platform can come in handy as it will allow you to market and advertise across multiple channels and mediums throughout the internet.

Product research also helps a business to better understand the market place by identifying its competitors and possible complementary enterprises. The business is made aware of changes in legislation and any new laws affecting the industrial sector its in. Product research and development involves customer surveys, follow up services and product testing and trials.

DubLi Shopping Advertising

Advertising refers to any activity aimed at increasing the awareness of products and services offered by a business entity.

These also include all activities that are meant to strengthen the association of established products and services with the brand.

DubLi Network’s advertising can be done in multiple channels such as tv and radio commercials, online advertising and more. This really improves the image and overall representation of the MLM marketing company.

For entrepreneurs, online marketing has quickly become one of the fastest growing and easiest ways to begin to advertise a business. If you are an entrepreneur wanting to advertise online there are multiple programs such as Dubli Network with the information to train you on multiple methods to advertise a business online, programs like Dubli also give you an opportunity to create an income from selling their products.

Dubli Network Product Sales and Service

The last aspect of marketing involves the actual sale of products and services. It is by the sale of products and services that a business gets to generate revenue.

The generation of revenue is the main goal to marketing. You can ask experts like Tracey Walker in her Ultimate Team Building Formula what she thinks about the fastest way to reap the benefits of marketing truthfully online.

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