If I were a Democratic wheeler-dealer sitting atop the most left-wing major party in American history, I would be a little bit nervous. First, there is my party’s left-wingery. It is almost socialist, and that is only taking into account the dry academic stuff of economics. We have not even considered the question of where the progressives want your sons or daughters to go to the bathroom and what is to be taught in our schools. Secondly, there is the Democratic Party’s candidate for the presidency. His judgment is not very good. In fact it is awful.
Joe Biden insists on making Donald Trump’s truthfulness a leading issue in Joe’s race for the White House — a race I might add that he is running from his basement. Has anyone ever run a race for the presidency from such an obscure spot? There was in the 1920s Warren Gamaliel Harding running from his front porch, but that race had a precedent. Other Republicans had done it, for instance, Benjamin Harrison and William McKinley. What is more, they won from their front porches.
Of course, those were more sedate times. Today, Joe is running for president against the most energetic campaigner since Robert Kennedy in 1968. And Warren’s front porch was much more open than Joe’s basement.
Yet to return to the matter of Joe’s questioning President Trump’s truthfulness. Frankly, if I had been bounced from the American presidential contest in 1988 for plagiarizing from the leading Labourite in Britain, Neil Kinnock, I think I would stop questioning the veracity of my opponent. The less said about honesty the better. Joe also had to admit to lying about his schoolwork and he has been in public life for 47 years. His record of fibs will not hold up to scrutiny. He is in Bill Clinton’s league.
I did not watch the debate last night. My deadline would not allow it, but I have read a very good book on Joe, and as the race drags on I have to say that I do not think his prospects for the White House are looking very promising. The book is titled “The Biden Deception: Moderate, Opportunist, or the Democrats’ Crypto-Socialist?” It is written by my colleague George Neumayr, who is both amusing and a good reporter. I will not spoil the fun for you by answering George’s question. Find out for yourself what manner of politician Joe might be. Though I would not be surprised if Joe is all over the lot, today a crypto-socialist, tomorrow an opportunist. That last choice has a nice ring to it does it not, Joe? Sleepy Joe may have forgotten what his handlers told him he is, but Joe with his pastoral charm would make a compelling opportunist.
From reading George’s book, it is apparent that over 47 years Joe has been many things: an opponent of abortion, a supporter of abortion; for the wars in the Middle East, against them. One thing he is not, a grammarian. He mangles a sentence like no one I have ever encountered in public life. George’s book abounds with Joe’s solecisms. I have called Joe “the gaffable one.”
How about this? “I would veto anything that delays providing the security and certainty of health care being available now. If they got that through and by some miracle, there was an epiphany that occurred, and some miracle occurred that said OK, it’s passed, then you got to look at the cost. And I want to know how did they find the $35 trillion?” Or how about a simpler sentence: “You know the rapidly rising umm, uh, in with, uh, with I, uh don’t know, his [Trump’s] just inability to focus on any federal responsibility.” OK, how about a real simple sentence: “He [Trump]’s going down to Texas on Juneteenth, right?”
George’s book is a fine guide to the only candidate the Democratic Party could summon against Donald Trump. It contains a particularly good chapter on the Green New Deal, whose verdancy might have something to do with the trillions of dollars that this monstrosity will cost taxpayers. There is a chapter on identity politics and an immensely amusing chapter titled simply “Creepy Joe.” Finally, there is George’s final chapter, his coup de grace as they say: “Should the Next President of the United States Be Senile, Scandal-Plagued, and Racially Offensive?” You might want to start with this last chapter and work your way forward.
• R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. is founder and editor in chief of The American Spectator. He is the author most recently of “The Death of Liberalism,” published by Thomas Nelson Inc.
Author: The Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com
Crypto Millions Lotto named “Official Online Lottery Partner” of Serie A Club Atalanta B.C.
LONDON, Sept. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via CryptoCurrencyWire — Crypto Millions Lotto, the world’s biggest digital lottery, has been named as the Official Online Lottery Partner of Italian Serie A club Atalanta B.C.
It’s the first-ever partnership between an online lottery and a Serie A club. A coming together of two organisations, rising stars in different industries, that share the same bold approach.
Both organisations are known for punching above their weight. Crypto Millions Lotto disrupts traditional lotteries by offering jackpots many times larger than their more established national competitors. Atalanta B.C. have established themselves as a top performer, finishing third in Serie A last season, ahead of some the world’s best-known clubs.
To demonstrate the pioneering approach of this partnership, one of the major steps it will take is to bring the world’s most widely used alternative currency, Bitcoin, into the mainstream.
Commenting on the partnership, Crypto Millions Lotto CEO Sulim Malook said, “We are delighted to have found a partner that has the same disruptive approach as us. With their outstanding performances in Serie A, and having established themselves on the world stage, Atalanta B.C. were an obvious choice of partner for us. This is going to be an exciting year for us both. We are planning to add a number of new lotteries to our site plus the ability to play using credit cards, whilst Atalanta B.C. will be mixing it with Europe’s elite clubs as they challenge for the Champions League again. We’re big football fans and we’ll be supporting them all the way.”
Romano Zanforlin, Commercial Director of Atalanta B.C., said, “We’re excited to partner with Crypto Millions Lotto, an ambitious company that is keen to increase its exposure with the help of Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio’s brand and global reach. We look forward to developing our relationship, which will also see our brand reach new audiences in Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.”
About Crypto Millions Lotto
Crypto Millions Lotto is a lottery licensed to operate in more than 180 countries. Jackpots are fully insured and start at a whopping US$30 million, and roll over each draw until they’re won, which on average is every 3½ weeks. Draws are based on the outcome of the German National Lottery, which has been operational since 1955 and is televised twice weekly. This unbreakable link gives Crypto Millions Lotto complete fairness and transparency. Soon, players will be allowed to join the world’s biggest lottery syndicate and play using digital tokens.
Crypto Millions Lotto is the trading name of UK based Wilmington Holdings PLC.
For more information, visit https://www.cryptomillionslotto.com/
About Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio
Atalanta is a professional football club based in Bergamo that plays in Serie A, Italy’s premier league. The club is nicknamed La Dea, the Nerazzurri and the Orobici. Founded in 1907, Atalanta play in black-and-blue colours. Their stadium is the 21,300 seat Gewiss Stadium.
In 2019-20, Atalanta reached the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League and were beaten by finalists Paris Saint-Germain. They have managed to qualify for the same competition this 2020-21 season and hope to better last season’s achievements.
For more information, visit https://www.atalanta.it/
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Author: Crypto Millions Lotto
Council Post: Four Tips For Protecting Your Brand Reputation In 2020
By Nikki Carlson, co-founder/co-president of ChicExecs Retail and Strategy Firm. She has over 21 years experience in PR/marketing.
It seems like the world has been turned inside out since March. Many of us are going through a difficult time — we’re worried about our health and livelihoods during the pandemic.
The rules for everyday life have changed significantly, and that means your business’s PR may have to change, too. Businesses that fail to acknowledge our new reality could garner bad press and lose customers in the blink of an eye. Now’s the time to adjust how you communicate both internally and externally.
Successful businesses are proactive and positive during hard times, but the path to success isn’t always clear. Use these four tips to create an approachable, helpful brand in 2020 and beyond.
1. Be Transparent
Customers are more sensitive to your business’s behavior right now. Your reputation is no longer just about what you say; it’s also about what you don’t say.
Silence can hurt your reputation during a crisis. You need to be vocal, proactive and fast to survive. Be transparent about how your brand is handling the situation.
Overcommunicate to stay on top of your brand reputation. That might mean:
• Adding a banner to your website with timely policies or updates.
• Verifying your online information in places like Yelp or Google and updating the listings with new images or new store hours.
• Using chatbots on your website and social media. This gives customers quick answers without overwhelming your team.
2. Give Back
Not every business is able to give back right now, and that’s OK. But consider how your brand could give back, whether it’s a monetary donation, free services or something else entirely. This can sting, especially if you’re hurting financially, but your customers will remember how you responded to the crisis.
Depending on your situation, this could mean:
• Offering supportive content, like blog posts or freebies, to your customers.
• Giving steep discounts to loyal customers.
• Extending your free trial period for several months, or even all of 2020.
• Adding creative incentives, like mailing customers a roll of toilet paper or sanitizing wipes with every order.
If you’re able to give back in a bigger way, go for it. For example, DoorDash has partnered with United Way Worldwide to deliver free meals to those in need, and Freshly and Nestlé have teamed up to donate money to Meals on Wheels America. This is not only the right thing to do, but it’s also an excellent way to build goodwill during a difficult time.
3. Serve Your Customers
Customer service is the name of the game in 2020 and beyond. Aside from being communicative and transparent, though, your customer service policies also need some flexibility.
Now really isn’t the time to be a stickler about return policies or cancellations. Make compassion a part of your brand in 2020.
Restrictive policies of any kind just won’t go over well right now. Offer no-questions-asked refunds to customers who need them. Lighten or eliminate late fees and cancellation fees.
Aside from easing restrictions, remind customers that you’re in this together. Be transparent and explain the reasons behind shortages or shipping delays. Acknowledge what you know and what you don’t know. Humanity and authenticity are key to protecting your brand during the uncertainty of 2020.
4. Meet People Where They Are
In the past, your PR probably relied on live events or in-person gatherings. Today, however, your brand needs to connect with customers where they are: at home.
The trick in 2020 is to become a personable, trusted brand that delivers incredible value to your followers. Maybe that means sharing home fitness exercises or at-home beauty tips.
Acknowledge your audience’s reality while delivering more value. Whether that means hosting cooking classes via Facebook Live or throwing a virtual benefit concert, pivot your PR to reach people where they are.
The Bottom Line
You probably aren’t running the campaigns you planned for 2020. Most businesses are scrambling to adjust to our new reality. Use these four tips to build a personal, approachable brand that consumers trust in 2020. At the end of the day, run a business you can be proud of. Serve your customers during these uncertain times while building a great reputation.
DeFi is too ‘noisy,’ MyEtherWallet CEO says
The crypto space’s decentralized finance niche has reached frenzied status within the crypto industry, signaled by exuberant price highs and rampant speculation.
“DeFi is the new overhyped concept in Ethereum,” MyEtherWallet, or MEW, CEO and founder Kosala Hemachandra told Cointelegraph in an interview. “The noise is too much, so everyone is just like running around trying to figure out what the next big thing is and then putting a ton of money inside without doing enough research,” he said.
Back in 2019, DeFi likely brought to mind different concepts than what we see today. DeFi, at its core, existed as a way for people to borrow, loan and store funds based on their crypto holdings. Over the course of 2020, however, DeFi has ballooned, spurring projects created out of nowhere, gaining significant attention while speculators move their funds around in search of the best profit on coin price speculation and interest-bearing vehicles. Hemachandra’s comments refer to this newer hype movement.
The MEW founder explained that DeFi boasts losers and winners, with the winners adding further hype to the movement. As a byproduct of the hype, Ethereum network transaction fees have skyrocketed in recent weeks, at times costing users between $40 and $80 per transaction.
“That’s the main cause of the Ethereum gas price issue, as of right now,” said Hemachandra. He noted, however, that the present situation is an opportunity for the industry to scale up to the challenge and improve solutions around Ethereum, explaining that tension can spur growth.
Others have noted that another potential problem with DeFi stems from Ethereum’s low transaction-per-second numbers.