7 Benefits Of Hollow Steel Door Manufacturing For Commercial Settings

When planning for a secure commercial door installment, there are few things that one needs to take into account – appeal, durability & security.
Following are the few benefits of having hollow steel doors which are suitable for any commercial door’s requirements – coming all the way from the steel door manufacturing company.

1. Flexibility in designing
Every commercial building has different needs; therefore, hollow metal steel doors conjoined with frames are suitable options for any facility from the following:
1. Convention centers.
2. Retail stores and restaurants,
3. Industrial facilities, Offices,
4. Educational buildings and dormitories,
5. Hospitals and healthcare centers
These types of doors come in a wide range of size & hardware choice, they are easy to construct & customize, thus they are the right fit for any range of premise’s access points that demands flexibility.

2. Very optimum when it comes to budget
The hollow steel doors are a great option when it comes to the budget bracket as they are less prone to instant warping & tearing, thus they don’t require any time maintenance cost, once installed can stand tall for years to come.

3. Very sturdy & durable
These doors are engineered while minding the factors like climate changes, constant push & pull due to heavy-duty application. In short, they can easily stand tall for year-around use.

4. Yes they can hype the aesthetics of any building
Nowadays, these hollow doors are easily available in an extensive range of styles & colors. Any commercial premises suiting to their theme & brand image can opt for the variety to ooze their businesses’ performance.

5. Accessible to all & guided by extreme safety rules
These hollow doors being lightweight are easily accessed by handicapped people. When coupled with a panic bar, these doors are of great use during the emergencies, thus it is the safest choice for premises where safety is utmost important.

6. Creates a buffer to environmental pressures
The doors are great solutions to environmental pressures, sudden climate changes as it creates a protective layer around the building and protects the structure’s sensitive elements in the long run. They work as a great insulator and balance the environment of inside & outside well-off.

7. Offers structural security
They are made of aluminium, steel & stainless steel, the hollow core of these gates helps to disperse & absorb the force of outside impact. Its multi-layer design helps to neglect the cost of denting-painting or cracking. It makes the force scatter equally to the frames & edges of the door & frame.

Along with that, they are fire-resistant and easily repel the impacts of firearms.
Now it’s clear why such steel doors are highly picked. But it takes a great steel door manufacturing company that can turn such advantageous door products.


To Win, And Make Needed Changes, Democrats Must Unify: 7 Common Sense Policies

While it may, make you feel better, or appeal to your idealistic aspects, merely, articulating programs, ideas, and approaches, which might ensure grasping losing, from a winnable election, won’t create those changes, or improvements, which are needed, and necessary! This is true, in many policy areas, including the most discussed, and argued about, today! Simply, resorting to blaming, and complaining, instead of focusing, on an approach, which may, be more feasible (even if less ideal), won’t position our nation, in the right direction, into the future! Our nation, and, perhaps, Earth, itself, may be, permanently damaged, etc, unless/ until, we take incremental steps, forward, which others, will agree to! This means, seeking a meeting – of – the – minds, for the common good! We must remember, America’s politics, and systems, challenges our ability to make huge, progressive changes, because the majority of the House of Representatives, 60 of the 100 Senators, and the President, must all agree! We have witnessed, the Senate Majority Leader, has not even permitted, over 100 bills, passed by the House, to come to the Senate’s floor. Therefore, if we want to move forward, it’s important to always consider, the political possibilities/ ramifications, and realities, and to use pragmatic idealism, instead of burying – your head – in the sand! With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly, consider, review, examine and discuss, 7 areas, where common sense proposals, might be beneficial, and significant.

1. Health Care: Democrats must consider, what they are seeking, a specific program, or a realistic path, towards universal health care coverage! Proposals calling for, so – called, Medicare – for – All, not only ignores certain economic realities, and other relevant issues, but, appear to scare – away, many potential, moderate, moderate – left, Independent, and, non – Trump Republicans! Wouldn’t it make sense, to prioritize medical care, and reducing costs, and attract many individuals, who would rather progress, than seek idealistic purity? Doing this, should include: lowering prescription drugs costs (for example, informing drug manufacturers, they may not charge more here, than they do elsewhere); capping malpractice claims (thus, reducing insurance costs for physicians, and lowering overall costs, etc); simplifying the administrative process; and offering a Public Option (to increase competition, etc).

2. Immigration: President Trump appealed to many of his supporters, by articulating a message of xenophobia, and fears of immigrants! He equated border safety, with restricting immigrants, and has ignored many humanitarian concerns, etc. Wouldn’t Democrats be better served, if they addressed the aspects of Trump’s policies, which are opposed to American ideals, etc, while comforting moderates, by informing them, they will maintain border safety, in a legal, moral, ethical manner?

3. Taxes: Clearly differentiate income tax policies, between the one, passed in 2017, which favored the wealthiest Americans, and major corporations, in a Trickle – Down Economics, manner, and a fairer approach, and more attention to reducing irresponsible spending, and inefficiencies!

4. Human Rights: How many deplorable behaviors, has the present occupant of the White House, either endorsed, looked the other way, or articulated a message, which pitted those with opposing positions, against each other? Aren’t most people tired of these treatments, and the increase in hate crimes, shootings, etc?

5. Character: A leader must spend much time, proving he earns his constituents’ support/ trust, while one misstep, and he loses it forever! Choose a candidate, who can clearly demonstrate, he posses a quality of character, which obviously, contrasts, positively, against Mr. Trump!

6. Empathy: Spend more time, effectively, listening and learning, instead of trying to prove, you’re the smartest person, in the room! Determine, their perceptions, fears, goals, and priorities, and prove, you are worthy, of their vote!

7. Environment/ Climate Change: Contrast a responsible behavior, and clear, doable approach, towards protecting the environment, in a responsive, relevant, sustainable manner, against this President’s apparent, denial, of Climate Change, and its imminent dangers!

Which might you prefer, idealistic purism, or making a real difference, towards the future of the nation, and the world? Wake up, Democrats, and use some pragmatic idealism, before it’s too late!


Are You Tired Of Promises, Platitudes, Rhetoric, And Politics – As – Usual? 5 Examples

Have you had enough of, the empty promises, rhetoric, platitudes, and politics – as – usual, whenever our nation faces any obstacle/ challenge, either real. and/ or, perceived? Whenever there is any act of terror, either within the United States, or somewhere else, around the world, the politicians, talking – heads/ news commentators, and know – it – all, individuals, seem to feel the need, to articulate their theory, and/ or, to blame and complain about something, or someone! When there are major issues, such as health care, immigration, tax policies, or standing – up, for the middle class, and seeking common ground, and a meeting, of the minds, individuals, from all sides of the political spectrum, voice their theory, which fits neatly, within their personal/ political agenda, beliefs, and self – interest. With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, 5 relevant examples of this behavior, and why, as was famously articulated, in the movie, Network, “I’m sick and tired, and not going to take it, anymore!”

1. Gun safety: In our nation, the number of people, shot, by firearms, averages approximately 25 times more, than any other nation, in the world. Whether, this is from mass shootings, or individual ones, isn’t it about time, we stopped hearing all the Prayers and Wishes, and began witnessing viable action, and solutions. We’ve heard politicians, who have, for years, avoided taking any stand, blame these deeds, on things, such as mental illness, and video games. However. in Japan, where video games, are designed and played, far more, than in the U.S., there are significantly fewer incidents and deaths. We have all hear someone say, Guns don’t kill people. People do. However, isn’t the reality, people, with guns, do, the harm, and if they didn’t have these assault weapons, committing a mass shooting, would become far more difficult! How many incidents must occur, and how many more innocent people, must die, before responsible, responsive action, is taken? Are you tired of people, proclaiming, they are protecting their 2nd Amendment rights, when, in reality, the passage about the right to bear arms, referred to states’ rights, to have their own militias, to protect themselves against foreign adversaries? How dare they ignore that, as well, as equating the guns of the 1770’s, which shot one round, and, took at least 90 seconds, to reload, to today’s weapons? Responsible gun owners should be able to maintain their guns, but, since we license cars and drivers, why don’t we do so, for guns, and their owners? When you get your driver’s license, you must pass a written and driving test, so why not have that, for arms, also? A realistic waiting period, to ensure convicts, suspects, and those with specific mental illnesses/ threats, should also be imposed. Isn’t this the very least, we should demand, to protect the lives of Americans?

2. Health care: We often speak about rights, but, isn’t the most important one, to be able to enjoy a happy, healthy, life, free from waste, etc? Is quality health and medical care, a right or privilege? Why should prescription drugs cost so much more, here, than elsewhere? Why not have laws, restricting manufacturers, from charging prices, far in excess of what is charged, in other countries? Shouldn’t we consider, everything, from delivery, costs, quality, alternatives, wellness, malpractice claims, and issues, which a thorough review, should be able to resolve in a fair, and equitable manner?

3. Immigration: With the exception of Native Americans, everyone’s heritage, can be traced, to having immigrated to this country! While we should have a safe, secure border, this does not mean, we should, violate the basic human rights, which have always, made America, a great example, for the rest of the world!

4. Tax policy: Trickle Down Economics has never worked in the U.S. When President Reagan tried it, in the 1980’s, a couple of years later, he was forced to suggest, taxing Social Security benefits, for the first time. President Trump’s, so – called, tax reform, passed in 2017, primarily benefited the wealthiest individuals, and major corporations, although, Trump, promoted it, as a great reform, for our middle class. We need, a sane approach, where our progressive tax system, is focused on, and the middle class, begins to enjoy, the true, American Dream!

5. Standing – up, for the middle class: America is based on, eliminating, any elitist sense, and/ or, approach, and focusing on the fairest possible approach, and system!

Wake up, America, and demand some sanity, in the way, we are governed! If we don’t face – up, to the reality of Climate Change, and taking care of our environment, we will be abandoning, our requirement, to leave the next generation, in the best possible position!


Emotionally Shut Down: Do Some Peoples Childhoods Cause To Emotionally Shut Down?

What someone may find, that’s if they were to go through a challenging time, is that they end up losing touch with their emotional self. Perhaps they have just experienced a break up or lost a loved one.

This wouldn’t have been something that one chose to do; it would have been something that just happened. The reason for this is that the pain would have been too much for them to handle, hence why they ended up losing touch with this part of themselves.

A Different Person

One will then look like a whole human being, but they won’t be operating as a whole human being. It might seem as though they no longer live on the same planet, and this is because they won’t experience life in the same way.

The part of them that gives life depth – their emotional self – won’t be there to give their life meaning. In a way, it could be as though the colour has been taken out of their life, with everything being in black and white.

A Loss of Enjoyment

The type of things that they enjoyed doing before might no longer interest them, meaning that they might not even want to get out of bed. They may have been someone who laughed a lot, yet now that could be thing of the past.

As for experiencing pleasure, this could be another thing that they are not interested in experiencing. This could then mean that they no longer reach out to their friends and stop socialising with others.

The Lights Are On

If they do go out, their friends may sense that they are not really there – only their body is there. It could seem as though their attention is somewhere else altogether; they could describe them as vacant.

If their friends do sense this they may take a deeper look into what is taking place and see if they can help them. What could allow these people to understand what is going on is if they are aware of why one is this way.

One Outcome

One thing that one could end up doing, if they are emotionally numb, is to look for ways to artificially change their inner world. Instead of reaching out for assistance, they can end up drinking or taking things, for instance.

This will stop them from feeling dead for a little while, yet what it won’t do is allow them to get back in touch with their emotional self. And, as they are unable to feel alive without taking anything, they can end up being hooked on these things.

The Ideal

If one finds themselves in this position, it will be essential for them to reach out for the right support. Carrying on as they are is not going to get them anywhere; in fact, their life could get a whole lot worse.

The type of assistance that they need could be supplied by a therapist, healer and/or a support group. Through having this support, they will be able to work through what they haven’t been able to face by themselves.

It’s Already There

If one has only just disconnected from their emotional self and is therefore, usually in touch with how they feel, they may have a number of people in their life that they are close to. As a result of this, they will basically have a safety net.

So even if they were to start taking things to change their state, the people around them will make sure that they are back on track before long. This emphasises how important a community is.

A Different Experience

Now, if someone experiences a break up or a loss it could be said that it will be normal for them to shut down, at least for while. This is simply their minds way of stopping them from being wiped out by pain.

However, while some people will end up shutting down after something like this, there will be others that don’t need to go through anything like this in order to shut down. For someone like this, just a small amount of stress could be enough.

Unable To Cope

After a day at work or after they have spent a fair amount of time around others, they could end up shutting down. It is then not going to take a lot of stimulation for them to be overwhelmed and lose touch with their emotional self.

What this may show is that there is already a lot going on inside them, which is why it doesn’t take much for this to take place. If this is so, what took place during their early years may have played a part.

Back In Time

During this stage of their life, they may have been abused and/or neglected, and this would have overwhelmed their system. The primary way for them for them to handle this pain would have been to shut down.

This would have meant that they didn’t receive the kind of care that they needed to be able to develop the ability to handle their own emotions and their system would have been loaded up with pain. Many years will have passed since that time, but their being will still be in a traumatised state and shutting down will still be the only way for them to handle pain.

Awareness
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If one can relate to this, and they want to change their life, they will probably need to reach out for external support. With the assistance of a therapist or a healer, one can begin to resolve the trauma that is within them.

Teacher, prolific writer, author, and consultant, Oliver JR Cooper, hails from England. His insightful commentary and analysis covers all aspects of human transformation, including love, partnership, self-love, and inner awareness. With over two thousand, two hundred in-depth articles highlighting human psychology and behaviour, Oliver offers hope along with his sound advice.


Starting a Woodworking Business With Little or No Related Experience Will Require a Proven Plan

If you have little or no woodworking experience it is possible to start a profitable business in this trade. There are guides available on the internet that will give you step-by-step instructions on how to start-up such a business.

To start your woodworking business you will need a materials list that help you access wood and tools from local sources. These materials and tools will have to be affordable and of good quality. Having a resource to guide you with this challenge will help you save time and money. Materials that you will need, do not have to be from the local hardware store. Some of these materials can be found at a garage sale. I know a person who found a pile of two-by-fours that a home owner left on his curb. This wood was pine. He made this pile of discarded pine into a picnic table and sold it for $250.

There are a number of steps to consider when starting a woodworking business. The key to starting such a business requires a proven plan. You need to know what types of products to build and will give you consistent sales. The types of woodworking project you get involved in will be determined by the area you live in. Oe course knowing what your potential customers needs are will go along way with regards to making sales.

How to build these woodworking projects, in a timely and cost-effective way, will while require that you master certain woodworking skills. Of course you will need to learn which types of tools to purchase that will make constructing these various woodworking project in the most efficient manner

This knowledge of how to use these various tools can be found on the internet. These various tools need to be used with safety in mind, Various tools you will to learn how to use complete you woodworking projects can cause serious hard to your body if used in a safe manner. A proven woodworking resource will teach how to use these tools in a safe manner

These tools will be critical in completing these various projects in a timely and cost-effective manner. Such tools will include a circular saw, chisel, hammer, drill, various drill bits, impact driver and even a miter saw. Of course you will need a place to work such a backyard shed.

Of course you will have to consider what types of wood you will be using to construct your woodworking project. Certain types of wood are more to certain projects than others. Good woodworking plan will help you to make the best choices with regards to this.

Whatever woodworking project you decide to start your business with, will require some planning. Having a proven woodworking plan to start this endeavour would be a good step.

Best Regards


Stress, The Silent Enemy in the Workplace

People in general are strong and resilient to certain levels of stress, in fact some stress can be healthy and motivating. That deadline for the project can push you to work the extra hour to complete it. That success feels good.

Let’s look at when stress isn’t healthy, for example bullying in the workplace, belittling from management, staff cutbacks, financial cutbacks, traumatic events to name a few. These are just a few of the underlying causes of chronic stress that is unhealthy and creates negative work environments.

Studies and statistics say that 58% of the work force feel overworked and 46% are stressed? One in four people leave a job due to stress. Workplace stress in the States costs an average 26 billion in medical fees and $95 billion in lost productivity

Businesses and Corporations spend millions of dollars on Health and Safety Training, with little feedback and participation from employees. It’s needed, it’s required, it’s mandated, and it’s boring. Workplaces are becoming safer because of the training and the mandates. Employees are experiencing fewer serious injuries on the job. So why is there still an issue of negativity and stress in the workplace?

The old line of “Be kind, because you never know what war another person is battling comes to mind.” Some stress comes to work with the employees. Some stress can’t be avoided. Statistics in the United States say that 85% of all accidents at work are caused by stress. That’s outstanding. With the millions spent on avoiding accidents, would it not be better spent on teaching employees how to deal with and counteract the effects of stress?

We cannot escape stress, it’s in our environment, it’s in our food (preservatives, chemicals), it’s in our relationships, it’s everywhere. If it’s everywhere, it is certainly being brought into and fostered in the workplace.

It’s time to counteract it. Time to bring healthy activities, habits and beliefs into the workplace to encourage employees to stay grounded and connected within. It’s cheaper in the long run to encourage an employee to say meditate to relieve stress, than it is to pay out a WSIB claim for an accident that occurred due to stress.

Rather than sweeping stress under the rug, hoping it will go away, like has been happening in the workplace for years, maybe it’s time to start creating an atmosphere that looks stress in the eye, and offers activities to counter act it. Why not shift the attention to supporting employees through stress so they feel safe, validated and comfortable in finding balance.

Jenn Prothero transforms the lives of her clients. She assists them in re-connecting with their inner truth through meditation, reiki, and sound therapy. This inner balance and connection is key to their wellness journey.

Jenn also offers Workplace Wellness Workshops that assist businesses and corporations to create an environment and attitude that supports employees in their overall well-being. She believes that when employees feel supported in their wellness they are happier and healthier resulting in more productivity, creativity and less sick time.

Facebook’s $5 Billion Fine Encourages Executive Misdeeds

Facebook’s $5 billion fine by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for serial privacy abuses doesn’t go far enough. After the market received news of the fine, Facebook’s market value spiked $10 billion, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth rose $1 billion. Facebook’s leaders rejoiced. Why not? Facebook did not agree to wrongdoing, and the market price rose. FTC charged the firm with the crime because it “deceived users” that users could control the privacy of their personal information. This result was good for Facebook. The firm pays, not an executive or executives; now they can continue greed-induced policies, unconcerned. A $5 billion fine is not a significant penalty. It’s 23% of last year’s profit ($22 billion) and less than 10% of revenues.

Facebook’s $5 billion Fine Excuses Its Leaders

Who or what is Facebook? It doesn’t walk, talk, or think; so how did it commit this breach? Its senior executives, CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Operating Officer (COO) Sheryl Sandberg and other leaders decided matters; they are the culprits. Thus, the law must hold them accountable, not the shell, the vessel, the inanimate corporation, Facebook. To fine the company and not its executives sends a terrible message that leaders exploit. They get a free pass when their greed and other acts lead to wrongs. And they gain until it’s stopped; then the “vehicle” pays. That’s akin to the law giving a drunk driver’s car a ticket while exonerating the driver.

Supreme Court Made Corporations People

To fine a company and excuse its leaders is part of a broken system that needs urgent repair. But that repair won’t happen because the Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling reaffirmed companies as people. I understand the rationale. It is easier to tax, sue, and fine companies than people. It’s harder for prosecutors to convict people in companies than their firms. Sometimes, it’s hard to prove who committed these crimes. So, it means we must work smarter and harder where evidence shows the firm’s widespread misconduct. The law must hold at least the CEO and the board chair to account.

The Supreme Court’s decision doesn’t prevent penalties for executives. It goes beyond the executive’s legal liability. But, because it’s easier to assign blame to the firm, leaders take dangerous risks and get a free ride when those risks cause crimes. So, leaders abuse people’s privacy, commit fraud, collect bonuses and investors pay for the misdeeds. Big Pharma is an excellent example that crime pays. But, their behavior hurt, and sometimes kill people. It must stop; prosecutors must sue the firm and its leaders.

Big Pharma Gets Away With Much

Corporations are not humans; they don’t decide. Where “a firm” harms people with products or services, the law must pursue a person or persons. It’s improper to charge the firm alone when the firm did not decide. The board chair, CEO and COO must account. Prosecutors did not accuse or jail one senior executive on Wall Street for the crimes that caused the Great Recession. I am not referring to bad decisions but corrupt practices. Wall Street executives will continue to ruin lives and make huge profits. That’s wrong! How can people commit crimes, collect big bonuses, and continue unscathed?

Pfizer, Wells Fargo, financial firms before 2008 are poster children for how people commit crimes but pay no penalties. If the law charges firms alone for wrongdoings, company leaders have a natural incentive to accept risks that might even take people’s lives. While executives don’t design products to kill, they know the vast profit potential from new “breakthrough” drugs, for instance, with no downside. That’s the Pfizer, Big Pharma way!

Pfizer’s Trangressions

Pfizer paid billions for its many misdeeds, yet, no executive got jail time. Several deaths linked to Pfizer’s heart valves concerned the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but that did not stop Pfizer from distributing these valves. It took 300 deaths before Pfizer stopped production. By then, thousands of people had implants. By 1994, Pfizer spent around $200 million to settle related lawsuits.

Pfizer’s sins continued in the 2000s. In 2009, it agreed to pay a record $2.3 billion to settle criminal and civil liability for illegally promoting certain drugs. American Greed April 7, 2010, featured these crimes. Two of its subsidiaries pleaded guilty to a felony for misbranding Bextra with the intent to defraud or mislead. Pfizer’s corrupt practices continued. In 2016 it had two big events. First, it paid $784 million to settle underpaid Medicaid rebate charges. Second, it agreed to pay $486 million to settle a class-action securities lawsuit that it misled investors about Celebrex and Bextra’s safety. Then in May 2018, it agreed to pay $23.85 million to resolve assertions it infringed the False Claims Act by “paying kickbacks to Medicare patients… ” Pfizer had pricing, safety, marketing and other misdeeds and paid billions in fines. But, its executives escaped jail in each case.

Big Pharma Fined Billions But Nobody Jailed

The facts show greed and lack of integrity permeate Pfizer and Big Pharma’s culture. Can we trust Pfizer or other drug companies? Why does the FDA allow them to put the public at risk with their aggressive and coercive tactics? Do their lobbying activities shield them? The Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America spent $28 million to Pfizer’s $11.5 million lobbying Washington in 2018. And Pfizer spent $1 million on Trump’s inauguration gig. Are these amounts Pfizer’s insurance premiums?

It’s a disgrace that Big Pharma’s crimes hurt so many people while leaders and politicians gain. What will it take for Pfizer and others to behave in an ethical matter? The system condones their behavior. The issue isn’t their profit motive. I support firms making profits, but not while lying, cheating, and destroying lives.

Wells Fargo Fined $1 billion Nobody Jailed

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) fined Wells Fargo $1 billion in 2018 for “conduct [that] caused and was likely to cause substantial injury to consumers.” Wells Fargo broke the law and hurt its clients. It over-charged mortgage interest rate-lock extensions and ran a mandatory insurance program to hike clients’ auto loans. The scheme pervaded the firm, so leaders knew. Did they approve it? Or did they ignore it? Either way, a person or persons must pay. But no senior person did; not the CEO or board member. This abuse followed the earlier 2016 one where the CFPB fined $185 million to settle “the widespread illegal practice of secretly opening unauthorized deposit and credit card accounts.” Again, no person jailed or fined, but they fired lower-level staff. Today, Wells Fargo seeks to rebuild its brand, but some employees see no systemic change.

Firms Should Keep Limited Liability But Hold Leaders To Account

When we treat firms as people, serious negatives result. First, it stokes leaders innate greed that’s obvious by Big Pharma’s actions which hurt the public. They break the law confident the law won’t punish them as they pocket hefty bonuses. Second, it drives lobbyists to bribe dishonest politicians to block needed laws to protect the public. Third, district attorneys don’t charge CEO’s whose “support” they might need to reelect them; so they penalize their firms instead. The umbrella effect is people decide, but their firms pay for their conscious decisions that hurt people and the environment. I repeat: I do not refer to bad choices, but illicit ones.

Business is an entity that offers services to clients. While employees present these services and goods, they take various risks; that’s normal. Business is the only wealth-creating entity in society. We must encourage firms to grow and create jobs. But we should recognize business as a wealth-creating vehicle driven by people. Companies should get no welfare benefits, pay no taxes, and pay fines only when the CEO, board members, or other senior executives do. The firm’s fine should send a message to the owners to remove the leadership and get them to return bonus earned for fraudulent activities. We must penalize a person or persons for the firm’s illegal acts. Does this idea remove investors’ limited liability? No, it sees people in firms who decide and who should go to jail and pay fines for their crimes.

Proposals To Resolve Negative Effects Of Treating Firms As People

I support a limited state’s role in business and the economy, few but applied rules, and leaders held liable for their illicit acts. Limited liability corporations’ (LLCs) present status is vital. But leaders decide, and the law must hold them to account for their crimes, not their firms alone. Firms must pay fines for harm to the environment and people. But in every case, a senior person or persons in the firm must pay in money and jail time.

After I studied several corporate crimes where only the firm paid a fine, I don’t know why leaders avoided jail time. That baffles me! People in those firms saw breaches, and leaders fired whistleblowers. And yet, Pfizer, Big Pharma, Wells Fargo, Facebook’s leaders saw their firms fined, and they kept their rewards. They got big bonuses from their decisions until the government stopped them. Sometimes, as Wells Fargo did, leaders blame and fire low-level staff for the harmful results.

Facebook’s $5 billion fine is a wake-up call. We must hold people accountable for their firms’ crimes. Here are summary proposals to do that:

Seven Steops To Fix The Problem

  1. Don’t break up big tech firms. Politicians want to break up big tech and other large firms. That’s a bad idea because it does not consider the real issue. If we split these companies, we will multiply the problem. What is the problem? Unaccountable boards and executives. So, we must enforce existing laws. We must carry out the principle that when we assign collective responsibility to a firm and charge it, we must punish the CEO and board, too. The CEO gets massive rewards for that job, and we must hold him and her to account for the firm’s crimes. They get the credit for the boom, so it’s only fair they accept the blame.
  2. Don’t assign blame to companies. That’s absurd; never fine a company alone. A person or persons, the CEO, board, and, or other senior leaders in the firm committed the wrong. Fine the company only after charging a person or persons. And only to penalize shareholders, who must remove the CEO and others, and recover damages from them.
  3. Compel executives to repay bonus from sales of drugs for non-FDA approved purposes and other illicit gain. Leaders would have less reason to push risky drug sales to make short-term gains. Thus, Pfizer’s executives should repay the bonus earned from Bextra’s massive profits, for instance. Wells Fargo’s leaders profited from illegal accounts and other offenses. So, they must repay their bonuses, too.
  4. Get rid of corporate taxes and corporate welfare. Firms should pay no taxes on their earnings. Tax people at their marginal rates on income and benefits gained from their firms. So, tax income, dividends, and exercised stock options at the same tax rate. The principle here is to tax people, not the wealth-creating vehicle, the company.
  5. Stop former Congressmen and women and White House staff from direct lobbying, or indirect lobbying in a law firm, for ten years after leaving office. Jail people who break this rule. Ban them from presenting and voting on laws that involve people and firms from whom they have or might benefit in cash or kind.
  6. Ban advertising of pharmaceutical products unless the headline shows three things:
    1. FDA approves the drug for the advertised purpose.
    2. Side effects with the same prominence as benefits.
    3. Current issues linked to the drug. So, for Bextra, state reported problems.

  7. Ask doctors to show in their reception and offices, their relation with drug companies. This relationship creates a conflict of interest that can affect drugs doctors dispense. It has in the past. So, let’s remove the temptation. Patients must know.

Conclusions

It is absurd to fine a company for wrongdoing and not charge a person in the firm. I have been part of several securities class-action lawsuits. Companies paid hefty fines for lying, but the CEO, board and others kept their jobs and the law did not fine or jail them. That’s not right! Somebody lied, that person must pay. No wonder the public has a wrong opinion of business.

Today, the left clamors for socialism and demonize business. They see corrupt executives get away with much and their firms reward them with big bucks. That’s not normal! The left doesn’t know small firms are the major job creators in the economy. And that Wall Street’s greedy rogues’ behavior does not reflect these small firms or the majority of firms. The left believes the government is the answer. But, the government is inept, wasteful, and part of the problem. Greedy, dishonest politicians protect rogue executives while they collect substantial campaign funds and bribes.

We need to rid business of people who commit crimes. And we need less government involvement in business with proper oversight and effective law enforcement when executives commit crimes. Business drives the economy. It creates jobs while governments destroy jobs with corporate taxes and dumb rules.


How To Create A Business Website

How to create a business website is an important question to ask if you are looking to build a web presence for your business. Before going through the steps of creating a website, it is important to be clear on your goals for building a business website.

Most businesses want customers/clients to be able to find the business when searching the web for their product or service. Also, businesses want to provide information to help customers/clients learn more about their products and services to determine if their product or service can help them. Businesses can also want their website to help with important businesses functions.

Some of the important business functions are creating a platform to contact the business, keeping track of inventory, allowing consumers to order from the website, providing a platform to download software, helping potential investors learn more, and delivering quality branding for the business. The first step in how to create a business website is to determine what business functions your website needs. After you’ve determined what business functions your website needs, the next in determining how to create a business website is determining how you are going to build the business website.

For most businesses, the smart choice is to hire a development agency with experience in building quality websites. If you have an extremely technically competent staff member, there is a possibility to use someone internally. But today, the need to have a website work across many different types of browsers and devices, it can be a very expensive mistake to have someone internally learn what to do and can be even more expensive if there are mistakes on a live website that damages your business.

After you have your website built, the next step in the process of how to create a business website is to find hosting for your website. If you have hired a website development company, the website development company can often handle the hosting for your website. There are some good hosts out there, but there are also some bad hosts out there as well, so it is important to make sure the host can handle all the required technologies needed for your website. Using a CDN to speed up the speed of your site could also be a good choice depending on the size and requirements of your business.

All About Windshield Repairs

When it comes to the safety or durability of a vehicle, the windshield is the last thing to pop into the minds of people. However, this ignorance might lead you into forking out hundreds of dollars’ worth of money. Even slight damage or a windshield scratch can end up costing you very much. Needless to say, it is also a very important part that needs to be taken care of for the proper functioning of the vehicle.

Why Windshields Are Important To The Vehicle?

The windshield of the car has a major role in the safety and also affects the power of the firewall, thus preventing the foreign objects from gaining entry into the passenger compartment as well as the passengers from being freed. They make up to about 30% of roof strength in a rollover accident. A windshield that is installed properly can also aid the airbag in employing accurately.

This is why there arises a need for windshield crack repair and auto glass repair amongst the other services. For the proper management and wear and tear of your vehicle, you need to contact a repair center that has an experience of many years in the field.

Windshield Repair

For the creation of a stronger piece of material, the windshield is made up of laminate that is clear safety and two sheets of glass. The windshield is placed between these two materials in such a way that it appears to be sandwiched between both of them. This is because it is meant for the purpose of protecting one from the bugs, dust, and rocks at the same time whilst preventing the roof of the car from crushing in case if the vehicle rolls over. These days it has become easy to acquire windshield replacements at your fingertips.

Windshields can be easily damaged by tree branches plus rocks and pebbles if one is driving fast off the road. For avoiding scenarios like these you should refrain from driving the vehicle rashly and drive while taking extra care. Windshields are also one part out of the framework of the vehicle structurally. When you have a windshield that is cracked, the chances of an accident being caused or windshield being shattered are doubled.

Windshield Cracks

In case of serious windshield cracks, you can drive over to the repairs or contact a local-auto glass replacement in the neighborhood. Within a matter of minutes, the technicians will arrive at your service. Take for example, if an iron pipe is responsible for shattering the windshield to pieces, then during this period safe driving is illegal.

Auto Glass Repairs

Auto glass repair shops provide both repairs as well as replacements. The reason as to why the service auto glass repair shops shouldn’t repair cracks more than the size of one-half dollar is that the cracks are very simple to spread in a short amount of time after we are done with the repairing process.

Windshield Chip Repairs

The best thing you can do is to get a windshield repair done the earliest you can in case of damage of the windshield. If you want to see the windshield chip clearer then you should go for the windshield chip repair, it depends upon how soon you get it done. You can also look for ‘windshield repair near me’ and ‘auto glass replacement near me’ to learn more about the services offered by the skilled technicians in your respective state/city.


Small Business Property Insurance Info: What Are Factors That Affect the Cost of Coverage?

No matter how big or small your business property is, it’s a good idea to have it insured. You never know when somebody might become injured on it, or when a thief might steal something or cause damage to it. There are also natural disasters to worry about, like fire and hail. Like any type of insurance, the internet is filled with information about small business property insurance, some of which is useless information and some very helpful.

The cost of insurance varies depending on multiple factors. Some providers will allow small business owners to include commercial property insurance in a BOP (business owner’s policy), which is basically a bundled package of various types of insurance. In some instances, the cost of the package as a whole is actually less than the underlying policies if you were to purchase them separately.

Here are some of the factors that will affect the price:

• Size of the premise. Obviously, a large commercial property will typically cost more to cover than a small property or single unit of office space.

• The geography. Where, exactly, your business is physically located plays an important role in how much small business property insurance you’ll have to pay. This includes the state and city, crime rate in that neighborhood, land value, and so forth.

Safety and Security Demands for Small Business Property Insurance

• The amount of safety and security. Do you have any security equipment setup on the property? Are there any hazardous materials stored in the facility or nearby? Is the landscape kept neat and clean? Is there any object someone could potentially trip over?

• Age and type of equipment. Obviously, heavy industrial equipment is going to cost more to insure than an at-home desktop. As for age, you’ll probably have to pay a higher premium if the equipment is older and contains parts that are difficult to come by now, therefore making it more difficult to repair or replace.

• Age of the building. Older buildings are more susceptible to damage and will cost more to insure. Find out if you could save money in the long run by investing in renovations and remodeling, or if any discounts are available for making certain upgrades.