A Life That Is Real

If you have ever seen “The Greyhound Diaries” by Doug Levitt, which comes highly recommended, you will notice something very interesting. It is the disparity between what statistics will tell you, and what those people behind statistics will show you. The Greyhound Diaries is all about the chronicling of the people in America who technically fall into the poverty category. The statistics will show you all the numbers involved, but Doug Levitt will show you the human faces that make those statistics.

When you see the difference between the numbers and the human condition those numbers represent, you will see the importance of it all. Roughly 50 million Americans qualify as living in poverty, but what does that really mean? Unless you are living in poverty yourself or have daily access to those who are, all you know is what the numbers tell you. Which isn’t much when you consider what poverty does to people. Without the money that others have who are not living under the poverty line have, they do not have access to adequate healthcare. Or the types transportation that make getting to and from work easy. Or the modern technology that so many of us take for granted.

Living under the poverty line puts you in somewhat of a different world than others, even though we all share the same country. A country that the rest of world sees as modern and privileged, is a country that Doug Levitt shows as socio-economically diverse. Diverse to the degree that many of us right here in America do not want to accept. We choose to look the other way, and that’s a shame. To quote John Mellencamp, “We shame ourselves to watch people like this live”.Watch The Greyhound Diaries though and you will see a certain kind of passion in the people Doug showcases. That passion for surviving is borne out of necessity, and it creates a life that is real. You will see no posturing, grandstanding or petty conversations on a Greyhound bus. You don’t have the time to waste of things like that when all your time is taken in just getting by.

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The Incredible Global Impacts of Talk Fusion’s Founder and CEO Bob Reina

Talk Fusion opened in 2007 and became an incredible Video Marketing Solution. Talk Fusion offers businesses and charities alike the opportunity to make connections with the people they want and need to reach the most.

Talk Fusion is able to offer our clients something intangible, connection. Despite the priceless results, the products are still affordable. This company is about giving back to the community and changing lives. Thanks to Founder & CEO Bob Reina that is exactly what is happening every day.

“With great success comes greater responsibility”, is a quote that is often heard from Bob. He ensures that Talk Fusion is always pushing forward to give back. Bob has given $1 million to the Humane Society of Tampa, provided support to Nepal earthquake victims, assisted people living in Japan during the tsunami and giving to an Indonesian orphanage. Through Talk Fusion and Independent Associates in 140 countries, Bob creates life saving change throughout the world.

One of Bob’s most recent programs allows every Talk Fusion Associate to choose a charity to donate one free Custom Monthly Plan account to. These accounts include a full line of Talk Fusion products. This program gives power to charities and nonprofits to connect with others and gain support that was out of their reach before.

The devotion of Bob Reina has resulted in an astonishing amount of success stories demonstrating how Talk Fusion has affected their life for the better with their high-end video marking services. Folks have shared how they gained access to funds that forever changed lives or even saved lives. Talk Fusion has created a ripple effect where positive changes that carry on to those who have benefited. Bob is very proud of the impact his mission has and will continue to have on the world. To learn more about Bob Reina and Talk Fusion, click here for full article.

Thor Halvorssen Battles The Tyrants In Society

Life begins at forty. Thor Halvorssen is 39 years old. This is the age where you look down from your castle and appreciate how far you have come. He has a successful foundation. The Human Rights Foundation is based in NewYork. He is half Norwegian and Venezuelan in decent. An interview with him is a pleasant experience. His English is accentless.

Thor Halvorssen has a rich family heritage reads like a novel. His mother is a direct descendant of the first President of Venezuela. His grandfather is a warrior and a man of great valor. His career path was well beaten even before he got here. His parent held the topic closely at heart. Otherwise, they would never have taken up those positions.

Spending time with him reveal, Thor did not learn human rights from the classroom. It is clear; it is a topic dear to him. He is responsible for bringing to light corruption in the government. He had to become a drug czar. The Venezuelan government has a no mercy rule on snitches. His father bore the brunt of retaliation. His cousin has suffered the same fate. He is languishing in a Venezuelan prison.

Many are the activists who would be bitter. Thor Halvorssen has a reason. However, his outlook on life is the exact opposite. Thor loves people too much to let a bitterness creep in. A self-proclaimed troublemaker and noisemaker, he has a special place in his heart for dissidents and defectors.

A notable one in our time is Garry Kasparov and Vaclav Havel. Before his death five years ago, Vaclav was chairman at HRF. Kasparov has been beaten up and humiliated by the Russian policeman couple of times. During a Pussy Riot, police beat him senseless. He received a two-year sentence.

The founder of the Human Rights Foundation is no stranger to beatings. He was seriously beaten in Vietnam in an attempt to record an interview with Thich Quang. Thich Quang is a Buddhist monk, currently under house arrest. When authorities realized it, he and his cameraman were arrested and beaten up. Only a lie could get him out of the predicament.

Thor Halvorssen is a hero. Such visits have led to the release of political prisoners. He has been able to attract funding from philanthropists. This is surely a feat to be lauded and emulated.

More information for Thor Halvorssen:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/troublemaker-for-tyrants/article/899824

http://time.com/author/thor-halvorssen/