The Republican Party is Over

The Republican Party is OverWASHINGTON (By Michael Grunwald, Time) May. 07, 2009 — These days, Republicans have the desperate aura of an endangered species. They lost Congress, then the White House; more recently, they lost a slam-dunk House election in a conservative New York district, then Senator Arlen Specter. Polls suggest only one-fourth of the electorate considers itself Republican, independents are trending Democratic and as few as five states have solid Republican pluralities. And the electorate is getting less white, less rural, less Christian — in short, less demographically Republican. GOP officials who completely controlled Washington three years ago are vowing to “regain our status as a national party” and creating woe-is-us groups to resuscitate their brand, while Democrats are publishing books like The Strange Death of Republican America and 40 More Years: How the Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation. John McCain’s campaign manager recently described his party as basically extinct on the West Coast, nearly extinct in the Northeast and endangered in the Mountain West and Southwest.

So are the Republicans going extinct? And can the death march be stopped? The Washington critiques of the Republican Party as powerless, leaderless and rudderless — the new Donner party — are not very illuminating. Minority parties always look weak and inept in the penalty box. Sure, it can be comical to watch Republican National Committee (RNC) gaffe machine Michael Steele riff on his hip-hop vision for the party or Texas Governor Rick Perry carry on about secession or Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann explain how F.D.R.’s “Hoot-Smalley” Act caused the Depression (the Smoot-Hawley Act, a Republican tariff bill, was enacted before F.D.R.’s presidency), but haplessness does not equal hopelessness. And yes, the Republican brand could benefit from spokesmen less familiar and less reviled than Karl Rove, Dick Cheney and Newt Gingrich, but the party does have some fresher faces stepping out of the wings.

The Democratic critiques of the GOP — that it’s the Party of No, or No Ideas — are not helpful either. It’s silly to fault an opposition party for opposition; obstructionism helped return Democrats to power. Republicans actually have plenty of ideas.

That’s the problem. The party’s ideas — about economic issues, social issues and just about everything else — are not popular ideas. They are extremely conservative ideas tarred by association with the extremely unpopular George W. Bush, who helped downsize the party to its extremely conservative base. A hard-right agenda of slashing taxes for the investor class, protecting marriage from gays, blocking universal health insurance and extolling the glories of water boarding produces terrific ratings for Rush Limbaugh, but it’s not a majority agenda. The party’s new, Hooverish focus on austerity on the brink of another depression does not seem to fit the national mood, and it’s shamelessly hypocritical, given the party’s recent history of massive deficit spending on pork, war and prescription drugs in good times, not to mention its continuing support for deficit-exploding tax cuts in bad times.

As the party has shrunk to its base, it has catered even more to its base’s biases, insisting that the New Deal made the Depression worse, carbon emissions are fine for the environment and tax cuts actually boost revenues — even though the vast majority of historians, scientists and economists disagree. The RNC is about to vote on a kindergartenish resolution to change the name of its opponent to the Democrat Socialist Party. This plays well with hard-core culture warriors and tea-party activists convinced a dictator-President is plotting to seize their guns, choose their doctors and put ACORN in charge of the Census, but it ultimately produces even more shrinkage, which gives the base even more influence — and the death spiral continues. “We’re excluding the young, minorities, environmentalists, pro-choice — the list goes on,” says Olympia Snowe of Maine, one of two moderate Republicans left in the Senate after Specter’s switch. “Ideological purity is not the ticket to the promised land.”

Some conservatives think in the long run, the party will be better off without squishes like Specter muddling the coherence of its brand; a GOP campaign committee celebrated his departure with an e-mail headlined “Good riddance,” and Limbaugh urged him to take McCain along. Inside this echo chamber, a center-right nation punished Republicans for abandoning their principles, for enabling Bush’s spending sprees, for insufficient conservatism. South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, who has refused to accept $700 million in stimulus cash for his state despite bitter opposition from his GOP-dominated legislature, argues Chick-fil-A would never let its franchisees cook their chicken however they want; why should the Republican Party let its elected officials promote Big Government? “We’re essentially franchisees, and right now nobody has any clue what we’re really about,” Sanford tells TIME. “You can’t wear the jersey and play for the other team!”

No one seems to deny many Republicans abandoned their principles — especially fiscal responsibility — while in power, but even some across-the-board conservatives see enforced homogeneity as a sure path to oblivion. “Chick-fil-A can get fabulously wealthy with a 20% market share,” scoffs Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, President Ronald Reagan’s political director. “In our business, you need 50% plus one.” It’s probably true that since 200,000 Pennsylvania Republicans have switched parties, Specter followed them to save his own political skin, but it’s hard to see how the mass exodus bodes well for the GOP. You can’t have a center-right coalition when you’ve said good riddance to the center.

Of course, politics can change in a hurry. Three years ago, books like One Party Country and Building Red America were heralding Rove’s plan to create a permanent Republican majority. President Barack Obama is popular today, but Democrats in general are not, and they will all face a backlash if they can’t reverse this economic tailspin now that they own all the Washington machinery. Tom Cole, a longtime Republican operative turned Oklahoma Congressman, recalls that shortly before the Reagan Revolution, the GOP was in such dire straits, it ran ads declaring that Republicans are people too. “We’ve lost our way, but we’ll find our way back,” Cole says. “We’ll get back into the idea business, and the Democrats will overreach.”

With his dramatic plans to restructure Wall Street and Detroit, overhaul health care and create a clean-energy economy, Obama is certainly taking political risks, even if he hasn’t gotten around to replacing the almighty dollar with some new, one-world currency the black-helicopter crowd keeps warning about. But it’s not clear that the Republicans in their current incarnation would be a credible alternative if he falters. “We’ve got to be at least plausible, and I worry about that,” says GOP lobbyist Ed Rogers. Republicans never really left the idea business, but Americans haven’t been buying what they’re selling, and their product line hasn’t changed. They’re starting to look like the Federalists of the early 19th century: an embittered, over-the-top, out-of-touch regional party en route to extinction, doubling down on dogma the electorate has already rejected. Our two-party system encourages periodic pendulum swings, but given current trends, it’s easy to imagine a third party in the U.S.

At this rate, it could be the Republican Party.

“What Have We Got to Lose?”

House Republicans, eager to shed the Party of No label, recently unveiled an alternative to Obama’s 2010 budget. It was the kind of fiasco that shows why Washington thinks Republicans are in trouble — and why they really are in trouble.

The disaster began when GOP leaders, after calling a news conference to blast Obama’s numbers, released a budget outline with no numbers — just magic assumptions about “reform.” The mockery was instantaneous. Then Republicans began blaming one another for the stunt, which generated only more mockery about circular firing squads. And when they finally released the missing details on April 1, the notion of an April Fools’ budget produced even more mockery; the substance was ignored. “The President’s dog got more attention,” recalls Paul Ryan, the top Republican on the House Budget Committee.

But if you pay attention, the GOP alternative is not just a p.r. disaster. It’s a radical document, making Bush’s tax cuts permanent while adding about $3 trillion in new tax cuts skewed toward the rich. It would replace almost all the stimulus — including tax cuts for workers as well as spending on schools, infrastructure and clean energy — with a capital gains–tax holiday for investors. Oh, and it would shrink the budget by replacing Medicare with vouchers, turning Medicaid into block grants, means-testing Social Security and freezing everything else except defense and veterans’ spending for five years, putting programs for food safety, financial regulation, flu vaccines and every other sacred government cow on the potential chopping block.

Ryan is one of the smart, young, telegenic policy wonks who have been hailed as the GOP’s future, and his budget includes relatively few the-Lord-shall-provide accounting gimmicks by D.C. standards. He knows its potential cuts could sound nasty in a 30-second ad, but he wants Republicans to stop running away from limited-government principles. “We’ve got to stop being afraid of the politics,” he says. “At this point, what have we got to lose?”

Well, more elections. Big Government is never popular in theory, but the disaster aid, school lunches and prescription drugs that make up Big Government have become wildly popular in practice, especially now that so many people are hurting. Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the Plumber, tells TIME he’s so outraged by GOP overspending, he’s quitting the party — and he’s the bull’s-eye of its target audience. But he also said he wouldn’t support any cuts in defense, Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid — which, along with debt payments, would put more than two-thirds of the budget off limits. It’s no coincidence that many Republicans who voted against the stimulus have claimed credit for stimulus projects in their district — or that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal stopped ridiculing volcano-monitoring programs after a volcano erupted in Alaska. “We can’t be the anti-government party,” Snowe says. “That’s not what people want.”

Not even in South Carolina, not now. Sanford has gone further than any other governor in passing up the Democrats’ stimulus money, but he’s turning down only 10% of his state’s share, about 2% of his state’s spending. He is still being portrayed as Scrooge, a heartless ideologue who wants to close prisons, fire teachers, shutter programs for autistic kids and ultimately shut down state government during a recession. And those portrayals aren’t coming from Democrats. “The governor has one of the most radical philosophies I’ve ever seen,” says state senator Hugh Leatherman, 78, the Republican chairman of the finance committee. “I’m a conservative, but this could be the most devastating thing our state has ever seen.” To Sanford, Leatherman is a fraudulent Republican franchisee, but to most Republicans in the legislature, the governor is the one tarnishing the brand. “Most of us are Ronald Reagan Republicans, Strom Thurmond Republicans,” grumbles Senate majority leader Harvey Peeler. “Republicans control everything around here. It would be nice if we could accomplish something.”

Sanford was once a lonely voice for fiscal restraint in Congress, one of the few Republican revolutionaries of 1994 who kept faith with the Contract with America. Back then, his bumper stickers said “Deficit” with a Ghostbusters-style slash through it, and his apocalyptic speeches chronicled how debt had destroyed great civilizations like the Byzantine Empire. I watched him give an updated version at a tea-party rally in Columbia, S.C., on April 15 as the crowd screamed about Obama’s tyranny and waved signs like “Keep the Government Out of Our Health Care” and “USA 1776-2009, RIP.” Sanford himself is not a screamer; he’s a provocateur. “We’ve become a party of pastry chefs, telling people they can eat all the dessert they want,” he says. “We need to become a party of country doctors, telling people that this medicine won’t taste good at all, but you need it.”

It’s principled leadership, but only the tea-party fringe seems to be following. “Nobody likes Dr. Doom,” Sanford says with a smile. Leading a state with the nation’s third highest unemployment rate, he understands the Keynesian idea that only government spending can jump-start a recessionary economy: “I get it. I’m supposed to be proactive.” But if spend-and-borrow is the only alternative to a depression, he says, “then we’re toast.”

The Old Issue Set

His party could be too. Hispanics, Asians and blacks are on track to be the majority in three decades; metropolitan voters and young voters who skew Democratic are also on the rise. This is why Rogers recently decided to quit being a talking head: “I had a meeting with myself, and I said, Do we really need more white lobbyists with gray hair on TV?” But it’s not clear that more diverse spokesmen or better tweets can woo a new generation to the GOP; support for gay rights is soaring, and polls show that voters prefer Democratic approaches to health care, education and the economy. “The outlook for Republicans is even worse than people think,” says Ruy Teixeira, author of The Emerging Democratic Majority. “Their biggest problem is that they really believe what they believe.”

So Republicans need to decide what Republicans need to believe. What does their three-legged stool of strong defense, traditional values and economic conservatism mean today? Does strong defense mean unqualified support for torture, outdated weapons systems and pre-emptive wars? Do traditional values mean no room in the tent for pro-choicers like Specter and Snowe? Even Joe the Plumber — who opposes abortion and homosexuality and considers America a “Christian nation” — wants the party to drop its “holier than thou” attitude on divisive social issues.

The most urgent question is the meaning of economic conservatism. Representative Patrick McHenry of North Carolina, a conservative who keeps a bust of Reagan on his desk, surprised me by declaring that the Reagan era is over. “Marginal tax rates are the lowest they’ve been in generations, and all we can talk about is tax cuts,” he said. “The people’s desires have changed, but we’re still stuck in our old issue set.” Snowe recalls that when she proposed fiscally conservative “triggers” to limit Bush’s tax cuts in case of deficits, she was attacked by fellow Republicans. “I don’t know when willy-nilly tax cuts became the essence of who we are,” she says. “To the average American who’s struggling, we’re in some other stratosphere. We’re the party of Big Business and Big Oil and the rich.” In the Bush era, the party routinely sided with corporate lobbyists — promoting tax breaks, subsidies and earmarks for well-wired industries — against ordinary taxpayers as well as basic principles of fiscal restraint. South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint’s Republican alternative to the stimulus included tax cuts skewed toward the wealthy; at this point, the GOP’s reflexes are almost involuntary.

Now that they’ve lost their monopoly on power, many Republicans are warning spending-fueled deficits will cause inflation, reduce demand for U.S. Treasuries and shaft future generations. They don’t seem so worried about an imminent depression, which would explode deficits in addition to the shorter-term pain, and their newfound fear of borrowing has not cooled their ardor for budget-busting tax cuts. “They talk about fiscal restraint, but they’ve got an atrocious record, and they’ve still got atrocious plans,” says Robert Bixby, executive director of the nonpartisan Concord Coalition.

Still, a 2012 presidential candidate could catch lightning in a bottle, Reagan-style or Susan Boyle–style — although when you think about it, Republicans found a nationally admired war hero with proven bipartisan appeal in 2008, and he lost to an inexperienced black liberal with a funny name. Outside Washington, moderates like Charlie Crist in Florida and Jodi Rell in Connecticut as well as pragmatic conservatives like Mitch Daniels in Indiana and Jon Huntsman in Utah have remained popular despite their brand. They all share an aversion to ideological rigidity: Rell signed a bill legalizing same-sex unions, Crist has pushed an ambitious environmental agenda, Daniels proposed a tax increase, and Huntsman has cautioned Republicans not to obsess about social issues.

There’s always the chance that some new issue — immigration? Iran? cap and trade? something nobody has thought of yet? — will blow up and bring the GOP back to life. Maybe one of the new GOP chin-stroking groups will come up with some killer new ideas to help the party reconnect with ordinary Americans. But Republicans know their best hope for recovery, whether they say it like Limbaugh or merely think it, is Democratic failure. Now that Democrats control both Congress and the White House, hubris is a real possibility; it’s hard to imagine Obama floating his pitiful plan to cut $100 million in waste — a mere 0.0025% of federal spending — if he had to worry about a formidable opposition.

The problem for Republicans, as the RNC’s Steele memorably put it in a TV appearance, is that there’s “absolutely no reason, none, to trust our word or our actions.” Republicans, after all, proclaimed that President Clinton’s tax hikes would destroy the economy, that GOP rule would mean smaller government, that Bush’s tax cuts would usher in a new era of prosperity; now the House minority leader says it’s “comical” to think carbon dioxide could be harmful, and Steele says the earth is cooling.

Polls show most Republicans who haven’t jumped ship want the party to move even further right; it takes vision to imagine a presidential candidate with national appeal emerging from a GOP primary in 2012. DeMint, the South Carolina Senator, greeted Specter’s departure with the astonishing observation he’d rather have 30 Republican colleagues who believe in conservatism than 60 who don’t. “I don’t want us to have power until we have principles,” DeMint told TIME after firing up that tea-party crowd in Columbia. Voters certainly soured on unprincipled Republicans. But it’s not clear they’d like principled Republicans better.

The process permits users to feel totally lost in a generated electronically

Virtual Reality is the innovation that allows users to be immersed in a computer-generated image or atmosphere, as well as connect with it in a way that simulates multiple senses of view, sound and touch (there have actually even been some experiments with odor). VR is everything about making the experience as sensible and appealing as possible. While we’re still not at Matrix-like levels of immersion, the most recent headsets and games can feel extremely actual.

Virtual reality is a fairly brand-new technology, however its origins return decades. One of the initial instances was a maker called Sensorama, which played 3D films and created aromas and resonances to totally engage the individual. The existing generation of VR has a long way to go before getting to the degree of immersiveness that the initial equipment was capable of, yet it is progressing rapidly as well as showing fantastic promise for business applications in a wide variety of sectors.

The equipment that powers virtual reality is usually a premium graphics card with an effective processor to deal with the computational load and provide enough latency to develop an immersive as well as practical experience. The processor is additionally in charge of the positional tracking that allows the individual to move around in their online globe, and also the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) supplies the top quality graphics needed to make it appear life-like.

VR headsets include screens that are divided to reveal each eye a different view, developing a stereoscopic 3D result. They additionally have input monitoring to ensure that the headset can reply to head activities by readjusting the images revealed on the screen to match. A lot of VR headsets also have hand controllers with sensors to track the motion of your fingers and also hands.

There are 2 main components that establish the quality of a VR experience, according to Jonathan Steuer, Ph.D.: Breadth of information and also depth of info. This refers to the quantity of data that the VR system has the ability to share, consisting of the number of senses stimulated and also the intricacy of the digital world.

A virtual reality headset requires to have a vast field of vision (FOV) Virtual Reality as well as high frame rate to be efficient, as well as a quick processor with lots of memory to ensure there suffices transmission capacity for the streamed content. A lag between the head motions and also the equivalent change in the pictures displayed on the headset is not conducive to a comfy virtual reality experience and also can cause motion sickness.

VR has ended up being an enormous part of enjoyment, giving an extra immersive experience that makes you feel like you’re inside the story or game. But the possibility for this innovation goes well beyond that. It can be used in industries such as realty, where it can permit home purchasers to explore houses in 3D, or in the medical care industry, where it can be made use of for training functions. Inevitably, VR is everything about bringing a new dimension to just how we involve with the digital globe as well as will eventually transform just how we function, play, live and discover.

There are also a number of smaller, local shops that offer excellent deals on guitars

The online shopping trend has become more widespread than ever, and purchasing guitars is no exception. But while buying groceries, makeup, or even clothes online is a relatively simple thing to do, purchasing expensive and fragile musical instruments is another story altogether.

Thankfully, there are some very reputable and trusted places to buy guitars. These include Sam Ash, one of the world’s largest guitar retailers with a global presence; Musician’s Friend, which shares their inventory with Guitar Center (though they maintain their own identity); and Andertons, which has been in business for over 40 years in the UK. These online guitar stores have a massive selection, including starter bundles; the ability to finance your purchase; and the option to return your instrument should you be unhappy with it.

There are also a number of smaller, local shops that offer excellent deals best places to buy guitars on guitars as well, such as Danville Music in the SF Bay Area and American Musical, which offers a large variety of brands and models. Both of these companies also have a physical store as well, which can be very helpful in determining what type of guitar you might want. Additionally, both stores often have flash sales during holidays like Black Friday and Labor Day.

The biggest guitar retailer in the United States, with 294 locations across the country, is Guitar Center. This chain of stores offers almost every model and brand of guitar that major manufacturers produce, as well as drums, pro audio gear, and DJ equipment. Their customer service isn’t the best, however, and it can be difficult to get any issues resolved in a timely manner.

Alternatively, you can check out their sister website, Musician’s Friend, which is owned by the same capital firm as Guitar Center and operates under the same command. Their selection is nearly identical, and they have the same 45-day return policy. They also run what they call the “Stupid Deal of the Day,” which significantly lowers prices on a wide range of items, including guitars.

You can also find great deals on used guitars on eBay, which operates worldwide and has a vast catalog of both new and old instruments. Although they tend to have more low-end and beginner level guitars, you can still sometimes find some high-end gems at a fraction of their original price. Just make sure you’re looking at the seller’s reputation and feedback before making any purchases on eBay.

If you are looking to find a particular vintage or custom guitar, then you should visit the Reverb website. This site is a huge marketplace for used guitars and features both auction style and buy it now type sales. You can also find some very rare and valuable vintage guitars on this site, so it’s definitely worth checking out.

Top 5 Employee Safety Devices for Hospitality and Healthcare

Safety devices help employees in many different industries, from healthcare to hospitality. They can be as simple as a phone app or as high tech as a wearable panic button. They are an essential part of a company’s safety strategy and can save lives.

Hotel Panic Button: For Employees Who Work in Guest Rooms Without Another Employee Present

In many cities across the US, legislation is requiring hotels to provide their employees with personal emergency panic buttons when they work in guestrooms and bathrooms. This is a smart move that protects both guests and workers.

Some of these devices also have fall detection features, which is a great way to make sure that your staff are safe in their workplaces.

ESD Solutions for Hospitality

When selecting an employee safety device, it’s important to find one that offers the best value. This can include features such as real-time GPS tracking, easy to trigger SOS/duress alarms, automated check-ins and hazard reports, two-way communication, and more.

The right lone worker safety solution for your business can offer peace of mind for both your staff and your customers, as well as a reduction in liability. It can also improve your team’s productivity and create a positive culture of safety in your organization.

Garmin inReach satellite communicator devices: Designed for employees who work alone, these satellite communications systems enable you to send SOS/duress alerts, check-in, trigger duress events and share hazard reports. They feature GPS location tracking, two-way messaging and a long-life battery.

SHEQSY: A Leading Lone Worker Safety Solution for Your Organization

Whether your lone workers are working on the front line, in a back office or in an isolated area, lone worker safety is important for their safety and security. SHEQSY is the leading lone worker safety solution that protects employees in real time and provides managers with a centralized dashboard for monitoring, managing, and reporting on their activities in realtime.

Its intuitive smartphone app (for iOS & Android) allows lone workers to trigger their duress, check-in periodically, complete safety forms and checklists, and more. Managers can monitor and report on lone workers’ activities from the SHEQSY dashboard, run reports, send out emergency roll calls, and manage overtime and duress events in realtime.

The best lone worker safety devices are ones that use a self-healing network, which ensures that they will always be able to send alerts and check-ins even when there is no signal or WiFi coverage. This is particularly helpful for employees who are working in remote areas or in locations where there’s no mobile phone service.

These devices are a great addition to the existing tools that help your employees stay safe in the workplace, such as personal alarms and first aid kits. They can also provide a sense of accountability to your team and give them an added incentive to be responsible for their own health and safety.

Providing your hotel staff with the necessary tools to keep them safe and healthy is an investment that will pay dividends in the long term, not only in terms of keeping your guests safe but also in the bottom line. It’s an expense that hotel owners can’t afford to overlook.

Arthritis in Dogs

Dogs can get arthritis in any joint, but it is most commonly seen in the hips, elbows and lower back. It can be caused by aging, congenital joint diseases like hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia, old injuries, trauma to joints, activity levels in working and athletic dogs, obesity, metabolic diseases such as diabetes and Cushing’s disease, and genetic predisposition.

Early signs of osteoarthritis include loss of muscle mass in the affected joints, stiffness and lameness. These symptoms are often aggravated by damp or cold conditions, and the condition can progress rapidly.

Loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea and a change in your pet’s weight are also common early indicators. Your pet may become grumpy or uncharacteristically tired and may stop jumping onto your bed or favourite chair.

A swollen, painful, or limping leg is one of the most obvious signs that your dog has arthritis. Your pet may refuse to play, become inactive or lose interest in exercise.

You may notice that your dog is reluctant to go up or down stairs arthritis in dogs or jump into a car. If your dog has trouble climbing, it’s important to see your veterinarian immediately.

Arthritis in older dogs typically affects the hips, but it can also happen to the knees and shoulders. The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which develops when the cartilage that protects the bones in your dog’s joints wears away.

Your dog’s pain is often reduced by anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which block the pain signals from the nerve endings in the joint lining, reducing inflammation and helping to heal damaged cartilage. NSAIDs can be used in combination with other anti-inflammatory medications to provide better pain relief.

Other arthritis pain medications can include sedatives and analgesics, such as tramadol, fentanyl, morphine and narcotics. Medications such as these can cause a wide range of side effects, so it’s best to limit their use and combine them with other types of medication to minimize the risk.

Glucosamine and chondroitin supplements can help build cartilage in the joints and reduce inflammation, especially when used in conjunction with NSAIDs. These supplements are available from a number of pet stores and are often recommended by your veterinarian.

Steroids are another option for controlling joint pain in dogs with arthritis. They have a strong anti-inflammatory effect and can be used for short periods of time to reduce pain. However, over the long term, these medications can lead to other problems such as gastric ulceration or diabetes.

Physical therapy can also be helpful in strengthening your dog’s joints. It can be a bit expensive, but it will help your dog to stay active and prevent arthritis from worsening.

In addition, it can prevent the development of arthritis later in life when the joints are more prone to degenerative changes. Some physiotherapists can use specialized exercises that strengthen the muscles and improve the function of the joints.

Changing your dog’s diet is also a good idea, as it can help them maintain their normal body weight and control the progression of arthritis. Your vet can help you select a balanced, high-quality diet for your dog that will provide them with the nutrients they need to remain healthy and pain-free throughout their lives.

Radical Marketing Webinar Funnel Design

While there is no clear consensus on the question of whether the marketing funnel is dead or alive, many marketers agree that its basic concepts remain largely unchanged. For instance, a customer’s journey through the marketing funnel involves the same three stages of desire, action, and post-purchase. But a key difference today is that digital technology has changed how consumers interact with companies and the products they offer.

Despite this, many marketers still feel that the marketing funnel is essential to their success. In fact, it remains the most widely-used model for creating and analyzing customer journeys.

Radical Marketing webinar funnel design

The first step in designing a powerful webinar funnel Radical Marketing webinar funnel design is choosing the right topic to capture your audience’s attention. This is important because your webinar must be able to stand out from the competition.

For this, you need to understand your target audience’s needs and preferences. Getting this information is a critical part of your Webinar funnel design, because it helps you craft a compelling, value-first offer that will move them closer to their ultimate goals and make them want to buy from you.

Another key part of your funnel design is ensuring that you have a strong call-to-action at the end of your webinar. This will give your attendees a reason to register, and also help you drive them through the final steps of your sales funnel.

Your webinar must be an interactive experience

This is important because it will give your attendees the opportunity to ask you questions throughout your presentation. It will help you build relationships with your audience, which is an excellent way to convert them into paying customers.

Your webinar must be a high-quality experience

A good webinar should be well-researched and professionally produced. It should include a clear call to action and be delivered in a timely manner.

Your webinar must be engaging and interesting

The main goal of your webinar must be to create a sense of community amongst your audience. This is important because it will help you foster loyalty and commitment amongst your attendees, and it can help you attract a more diverse audience that is more likely to purchase from you.

Your webinar must be a value-first offer

A value-first offer is a highly effective way to get more attendees to register for your webinar. It will increase your show-up rate and help you convert them into paying customers.

Your offer must be an exclusive deal

A great way to ensure that your webinar is a special offer that is unavailable anywhere else is to offer it in a limited-time offer. This can be done through a series of emails or by giving your attendees a discount, bonus or a freebie.

You must have a strong call-to-action

The last stage of your webinar funnel is to encourage your attendees to take action and convert into paying customers. One way to do this is by sending them a sequence of emails or SMS messages that provide a deadline for action, along with a final chance for them to buy your offer.

How to Find Movers in Arlington Heights

If you are moving to Arlington Heights, Illinois, you will need movers who understand the ins and outs of this city. They will be able to move your belongings safely and efficiently so you can get settled into your new home quickly and easily.

The best way to find the right movers is to compare a few different options and look for a company that offers a wide range of services. They will be able to take care of every aspect of your move, including packing and unpacking, furniture assembly and disassembly, and transportation to your new place.

They will also have a team of trained and experienced movers who are capable of handling even the most difficult moves. In fact, they will have the equipment necessary to transport items such as grand pianos and art work, which can be a challenge for many other companies.

You will want a moving company with a strong reputation and good customer service, as this will ensure you are happy with your service from start to finish. You can check out a company’s reviews on their website to see how they have performed for other customers in the past.

Another important factor in choosing a moving company is the quality of their equipment. You will want to make sure that they have a modern and sanitized fleet of moving trucks so that your valuable items don’t suffer from damage during the move.

There are several reputable and reliable movers in the area that can provide this kind of service. These movers will be able to pack your things carefully so that they are protected and will arrive at your new location in the same condition as they left.

Some of these movers will even have their own storage movers in Arlington Heights Il space so that you can have your items safe and secure during the move. This will give you peace of mind and allow you to relax during the move process.

It is also a good idea to ask about their insurance policies so that you can have protection in the event of an accident. This will protect your property during the move and make sure that you are not left with an expensive bill to pay after you have moved into your new home.

When you have decided to hire a professional mover, you will need to make a list of the items that you need to get moved. These items can include everything from your entire house to your car. Once you have the list of things that need to be moved, it is time to call a moving company in your area and request a quote.

Once you have a moving quote, you can choose to book the movers online, or you can call them directly and ask for a moving estimate. You will want to make sure that you get a quote that includes all of the costs involved with the move so that you can avoid any extra fees or hidden charges later.

Therapies & Thc Interaction

CBD is a chemical in marijuana that has a variety of prospective advantages. It might be utilized to treat anxiousness, depression, pain, as well as extra. It can likewise assist with some psychological health and wellness problems, like schizophrenia as well as psychosis.

There are several CBD products available, so it is necessary to pick an item that has gone through third-party screening and also fulfills details security standards. This is specifically essential for nutritional supplements and can help you to avoid products with unregistered ingredients or that contain hidden substances.

Prior to you start taking a CBD-based item, talk with your doctor about any medications that you are presently taking. She or he can inform you if there are any kind of possible interactions with the medication and also offer you suggestions for risk-free and efficient means to utilize it.

Medications that connect with CBD include anticonvulsants (like phenobarbital, Lamictal), as well as some antidepressants (such as amitriptyline, citalopram, Celexa, fluoxetine, paroxetine, as well as mirtazapine). These medications can change the level of CBD in your body or trigger negative effects.

If you are taking any one of these drugs, your doctor may need to run blood tests to ensure that you are not consuming way too much CBD. They might additionally require to adjust your dosage.

You ought to also ask your physician if you are taking any type of medications that can impact how cannabidiol is broken down in your body, consisting of hepatitis C as well as HIV medication, lithium or potassium supplements, and also specific vitamins. You must also tell your physician if you have an autoimmune condition, since CBD can intensify the signs and symptoms of these problems.

Some people have problems with hypertension, and also CBD has actually been revealed to reduce this in small doses. It can likewise lower the danger of cardiac arrest and also stroke by minimizing swelling in the body.

It may additionally safeguard the heart versus diabetes by transforming white fat right into slimming brown fats, which decreases blood glucose as well as cholesterol degrees. Nevertheless, more research is needed to confirm these findings.

CBD is a fairly new nutritional supplement that can have various health advantages. It can be taken by mouth, applied topically, or breathed in. It is a fantastic different to standard pharmaceutical medicines as well as can aid with chronic pain, sleeping disorders, as well as stress and anxiety.

One of the most efficient way to take CBD is by oral consumption, which needs a few hrs of absorption. This is since CBD takes some time to resolve the digestive tract. It is a good idea to prevent foods that might interfere with the absorption of CBD or recent meals.

You should also check the label on any kind of product you purchase to ensure it has gone through third-party top quality testing. This can assist you stay clear of any contaminated products and can additionally verify that the business has a moral service version.

It is also essential to read the bundle label for added information regarding the product, such as its use, active ingredients as well as cautions. This is particularly vital when acquiring a product for kids, as they are less likely to be familiar with the risks associated with CBD.

Why You Need a Car Accident Lawyer

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, you need a Car Accident Lawyer. Not only will a qualified legal representative help you get the compensation you deserve, but they can also ensure that your rights are protected throughout the process.

What Is a Car Accident Lawyer?

A car accident lawyer is an experienced trial attorney Visit Us who can help you get the compensation you need and deserve. A car accident lawyer can handle all aspects of your claim, from obtaining the necessary evidence to negotiating with insurance companies and taking your case to trial if needed.

They can protect your rights by ensuring that you are not subject to any unfair practices. This can include avoiding any statements to the at-fault party’s insurance company, such as oral statements or written statements that can be used against you in a court of law.

Proving Fault

A car crash is often caused by a number of different factors, including: the driver’s negligence (such as speeding, distracted driving or alcohol consumption), a vehicle’s failure to meet safety standards and the design and construction of the roadway. A knowledgeable car accident lawyer can collect evidence from police reports and eyewitnesses to prove liability in your case.

The Importance of Documentation

Whether you’re seeking a quick settlement or taking your case to civil court, your car accident lawyer can document every step of the process and preserve evidence so that you have it for future reference. This will make it easier for your attorney to win at trial if necessary.

Recovering Damages

After a car accident, you’ll likely be facing a lot of medical expenses and lost wages. If you have a car accident lawyer, they can negotiate with your insurance company to reduce these costs and increase the amount of money that they award you in a settlement.

If you are unable to reach a settlement agreement with the at-fault party’s insurance provider, your car accident lawyer can take your case to trial and seek the compensation you deserve. This can be a stressful time, but a jury may award you more than the settlement amount that was offered to you.

It’s Always Best to Contact a Lawyer

When you are injured in a car accident, it is crucial that you receive medical attention as soon as possible. This is because some injuries can take time to develop and become noticeable.

Once you’ve received medical attention, your doctor can start a record of your injuries and any other important information related to the accident that might be helpful in your case.

Your attorney can review this information and gather evidence from your medical records to help build your claim. The lawyer will look at your current and future costs for medical care, loss of income and other damages to determine how much money you deserve in a settlement.

They can provide expert witness testimony to support your claims for injuries and losses that were a direct result of the accident. These witnesses can be medical experts, financial experts or a combination of both.

How to Prepare for Home Moving

Home moving is a complicated process that requires a lot of planning and coordination. It involves a team of professionals, including a general contractor, architects and engineers. These experts make a plan and prepare drawings before the actual work begins. They apply for permits and get started on the physical part of the job.

The cost of moving a house is dependent on the size of the property, the distance between the current and new locations, and the amount of equipment needed for the move. The shorter the distance, the less expensive the home will be to move.

Generally, single-wide homes will cost less to move than double-wides. Depending on the size of the home, there may be a need for police escorts and a temporary road closure.

It can be a stressful experience and it’s important to stay calm during the home moving process. It’s also a good idea to take the time to prepare for your move.

The first step is to find a suitable home for you and your family. This will take a while and may require you to visit a few places before deciding on one that best suits your needs.

A move is also an excellent opportunity to sell your old house and buy a new one. For example, you might sell an older house that’s in a bad neighborhood and move into a more desirable area. Or you might sell a house that’s in need of repairs and move into a house that’s in better condition.

If you’re selling your old house, you might want to try and get as much money for it as possible. It’s always easier to sell a home that has been well maintained and has been in the market for a while than one that is not in good condition.

It’s also a good idea to check out the price range of homes in your new area. This will help you decide whether you’re able to afford the home that you want.

Buying a home can be an exciting process, but it’s not always easy. Many people don’t realize that it can be a lengthy and involved process.

The process of finding the right home for you can be very stressful and time-consuming. You may need to visit several different locations before deciding on the perfect home for your needs and budget.

Once you’ve found the perfect house, it’s important to plan your move. It’s important to take the time to organize your belongings and make an inventory of everything you’re taking with you.

In addition, it’s a good idea to go through all your belongings and decide what you want to keep and what you’re going to throw out or donate. This can make your move much less stressful and less expensive.

It’s also a great idea to clean your new house before you move in. This will make the transition to your new home much smoother and will help you avoid any unwanted surprises when unpacking.

Body Corporate Disputes

Body corporate disputes are common, and usually arise in one of three ways: between unit owners themselves; within the body corporate committee; or between an owner/s and their neighbour. These can be a frustrating time for those involved, and it’s important to try to resolve them in a way that preserves your relationship with the other party.

Generally, the first step in resolving a dispute is to self-resolve through contacting and communicating with the other person and their representatives. This is often the most effective and quickest way to get the ball rolling, and should be done as soon as possible.

If the problem is not resolved, or if it becomes more difficult to settle through self-resolution, then your next step should be to consider alternative means of dispute resolution. These can include consulting external mediators or going to court.

When considering these options, it is best to be realistic about what’s at stake and whether the other party is genuinely interested in resolving the issue. This is especially true if the dispute involves a lot of money or a complex legal issue.

The process of resolving these disputes can vary from scheme to scheme but should always involve a conciliatory approach, where the parties work together to find a resolution that is mutually acceptable to both sides. This is a good way to maintain healthy relationships and avoid arguments that can derail your community title (also known as strata) scheme.

Getting the right kind of advice is also vital in settling body corporate disputes. A good lawyer will be able to advise you on the different avenues of dispute resolution available and can help you determine the best course of action for your specific situation.

Establishing an internal dispute resolution system in your body corporate committee is a key tool for preserving relationships and preventing arguments from spiralling out of control. It also encourages debate and allows for the discussion of multiple viewpoints to help reach a solution that works for all parties involved.

Resolving disputes internally will save time and money in the long run, as it is a more cost-effective method of resolving disputes. However, if your dispute has become particularly acrimonious, it may be worth consulting outside mediation services to help get things back on track and avoid having the matter escalated to a court case.

In Queensland, body corporate disputes can be referred for conciliation or adjudication with the Office of the Body Corporate and Community Manager (BCCM). The BCCM will provide a list of practice directions and guides which set out the rules and processes for resolving body corporate disputes.