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.

How to Find a Water Restoration Service Provider

Whenever your home is damaged by water, it’s important to call a professional water restoration company. Not only will they clean up the mess, they can also restore the property to its pre-damaged state. If you’re looking for a trusted partner in the industry, you can search online for information on companies and their services.

Water restoration is an urgent process that requires speedy intervention. The sooner you act, the better chance you have of saving your carpets and drywall. If you wait too long, you could cause structural damage and further damage to your home. A professional restoration service provider will use specialized equipment to restore your property to its original condition.

Professionals are trained to handle water damage from any source. They follow the best practices in the industry and stay current on new technology. For instance, they will use commercial grade dehumidifiers and ozone generators to keep your home as comfortable as possible. Using these products can reduce the chances of mold and bacteria growth.

If you’ve recently experienced a storm, you’ll want to take the necessary steps to avoid further damage. The first step is to remove all standing water from your home. This will not only preserve your insulation, it will also minimize the possibility of a mold outbreak. Depending on the type of damage, you may need to hire a professional to remove any objects that have fallen into the water.

Another important step is to create a response plan. This water restoration should include all of the items you need to have available and how they will be stored. In addition, you’ll need to make sure your insurance carrier knows about your restoration plan. You should ask your potential restoration company what paperwork will be required to receive your coverage. Typically, you’ll need to have receipts, invoices, estimates, and other documents in order to process a claim.

While you’re getting your home back to its previous condition, you may need to replace certain parts. Some of these items include drywall, insulating material, and floors. It’s important to have the right material for each item so that they will be able to handle the moisture that’s being removed.

Restoring your home to its previous state can be a daunting task. A water restoration company can help you get through the process with ease. Before choosing a company, you should ask about their past client satisfaction and their level of staff certification. You should also ask about whether they offer emergency services. Having these services can help you prevent further damage and protect your family.

Getting your home restored quickly is essential to preventing further damage. A professional can determine if your repair is covered and will be able to ensure that your home is returned to its pre-damaged state.

Your home may be affected by black water. These waters are contaminated with pathogens that can cause severe illness. Blackwater can be found in sewers, toilet backflows, and from floods. You should take care to remove all standing water from your home as soon as you can.

How to Detect a Proxy Fraud Score

The use of proxy servers can be a useful tool to combat fraud. However, not all proxies are created equal. Some fraudsters may use private or anonymous proxies to hide their activity. Others may use a variety of proxies for legitimate reasons.

These proxies can also be used to bypass IP-based restrictions. They can also be used by consumers to access blocked websites or avoid targeted advertisements. In fact, some consumer anti-virus software includes a VPN/proxy feature. If a user chooses to use a proxy server, they are putting their identity and location at risk.

A basic detection program can be used to identify the use of proxies. However, a more sophisticated program can reveal the actual physical location of the user. For example, a proxy piercing service can detect a proxy server’s true IP. By identifying the original IP of a transaction, a host can determine if a user is using a proxy. This helps to ensure that users are not making fraudulent purchases.

An IP fraud score can help organizations find and eliminate bad actors. The score is based on a number of risk factors. It is generally considered to be in the 70-75 range. Risk scores above 90 are considered to be high.

Identifying the source of an IP address can also help to ensure that you are not dealing with a fraudster. You can look at the user’s country of origin to identify public ISPs. Another factor that can help you identify a public source is the billing and shipping address of a customer. Matching the billing and shipping address to an IP address can be a good indicator of whether or not an order is safe.

Detecting an IP fraud score can also be helpful if you suspect that a user has been phishing. A phishing attack involves repeatedly trying to log in with a stolen account. Fraudsters can also use a proxies to appear as different users. As a result, they can make repeated orders appear to come from different IP addresses.

Using a proxy is a common way to avoid geolocation-based fraud detection tools. Fraudsters can easily switch between addresses to click ads and collect unearned income. Therefore, this proxy fraud score type of activity should not be ignored.

One of the most important things to consider when determining a risk score is whether the user is likely to engage in malicious behaviors. Abuse could be anything from a fake app install to a fraudulent chargeback. This can be verified with a traffic audit.

The number of proxies being used is a strong indication of the risk of fraud. Although some consumers may use a proxy for legitimate purposes, it is always best to limit their use to a minimal number. To reduce the possibility of unauthorized access, it is also a good idea to check the speed rules and other parameters associated with each IP.

In addition to the risk factors, an IP fraud score also provides information on the reliability of the address. When a user has a high score, it means that they are highly likely to be engaging in malicious behaviors.

Finding the Best CBD For Distress Easing

Lots of people have chronic discomfort that doesn’t seem to vanish. It can be caused by various aspects, including arthritis, injuries, and even pushing yourself too hard at the gym. The good news is that there is an all-natural option that can aid you alleviate your discomfort. CBD is one of the very best alternatives for people with chronic discomfort.

CBD has been verified to be safe, effective, as well as non-addictive. However exactly how do you know which item is right for you? In order to locate the very best CBD for pain, it is necessary to do your research as well as try a selection of items.

When it involves CBD for discomfort relief, it’s finest to go with a cast or lotion. These are two types of cannabidiol items which contain a greater focus of cannabinoids. While they might take a little time to work, they can provide long-term relief. Using a tincture is also an extra economical choice. This can be a great option for those searching for a way to stay clear of prescription medications, as many are addictive.

Several of the very best CBD for discomfort alleviation items are made from complete spectrum hemp essence. This sort of cannabinoid contains a mix of beneficial cannabinoids, terpenes, and also phytonutrients. There are several benefits to utilizing full-spectrum CBD oils, including discomfort relief, anxiety decrease, and rest improvement.

The only downside to utilizing a cast is that you could not take pleasure in the preference. To hide the taste, some casts consist of sugar as well as vegetable glycerin. Others incorporate the CBD with other components like menthol or pepper mint. Still others are developed to deal with particular areas of the body.

When choosing a topical lotion, you ought to try to find an oil that is made from organic American hemp. You ought to additionally find an item that’s been third-party tested for pureness. Check for COAs, which information components and the amount of CBD in the item. If you have a clinical problem, check with your medical professional before trying a new item.

One study discovered that CBD can minimize joint swelling. One more discovered that it can alleviate arthritis-related discomfort. With a combination of CBD as well as menthol, this cbd for pain topical cream can target muscular tissues as well as joints as well as provide fast alleviation.

A 2015 animal research located that topical CBD was valuable for arthritis-related joint swelling and also pain. CBDPure’s Muscle mass and also Joint Formula is an excellent alternative for energetic individuals. It features a blend of menthol, white willow bark, as well as CBD to provide effective discomfort relief.

While there aren’t a lot of research studies on the efficiency of CBD for pain alleviation, it’s an all-natural alternative for people with persistent pain. As with any kind of medication, there are some possible negative effects, yet a lot of are minor. Even if you experience a mild reaction, the total advantages make it well worth the danger.

For some individuals, the very best CBD for discomfort is an edible. Unlike oils, edibles have a stronger, longer-lasting result. Edibles are made from cannabis-derived cannabinoids, so you may intend to start with a reduced effectiveness prior to you increase it.

How to Get Your Website to the Top of the Search Engine Results

Search engine optimization (SEO) is a technique used to improve the visibility of a website in search engine results. The goal of SEO is to get your website to the top of the rankings when someone searches for a relevant term.

A Tulsa SEO company knows how to use search engines, including Google and Bing, to draw attention to your website. Getting your website on the first page of a search is a great way to drive sales and increase brand awareness. Having a web presence also gives your business a competitive edge over your competitors.

If you’re trying to build a successful local business, SEO is a must. It’s an inexpensive and effective way to gain the recognition your business deserves. However, the competition in Tulsa is stiff. Many marketers practice dated tactics that have limited results. For instance, shameless keyword stuffing was a common practice in the early 2000s. Luckily, there are better options.

Among the most effective Tulsa SEO techniques are to establish relationships with SEO Tulsa other websites. One such method is to get your business listed on online directories. Yext, BBB, and Moz Local are examples of such directories.

Another effective Tulsa SEO strategy is to build backlinks to your site. This is a time consuming process, but it’s worth the effort. You can use a keyword to target a specific group of consumers or even target a specific competitor. In addition, you should consider getting your business involved in local associations such as the BBB.

A Tulsa SEO company can help you find and rank for high-volume keywords. They can also design a website that is optimized for local customers. Having a well-designed and organized website is important for both Google and customers.

The best Tulsa SEO company will be able to optimize your website for the most effective ranking in search results. Whether you’re a new business looking to get noticed or you’re just rebranding your existing operations, hiring a professional will help you achieve your goals. There are many Tulsa SEO companies to choose from, so determining the best option is crucial.

While the competition in Tulsa is tough, you can still stand out from the crowd. By employing the most effective Tulsa SEO techniques, your business can find its way to the top of the search results, gain more exposure, and ultimately, get more leads and customers.

There are a number of Tulsa SEO companies out there, but you should only hire the ones that are experienced and know what they are doing. A good example is Create The Movement, the best SEO marketing agency in Tulsa. Their services include keyword research and analysis, content creation, social media marketing, and other strategies to boost your website’s online visibility and improve conversions.

Although there are many SEO Tulsa companies out there, you need to select a company that has the experience, skill set, and knowledge of the latest search engine algorithms. You should also take a close look at the cost of their services.

Continuing Education for Real Estate Brokers

A licensee in Washington must complete continuing education courses every two years. This is in addition to the initial requirement of 90 hours of courses. Those who have a limited license are not required to complete continuing education. However, they do have to participate in active practice and must have a yearly professional growth plan. The state’s Department of Licensing has guidelines on the best courses to take.

There are three categories of courses that will qualify you for continuing education. These include the Core Course, the Advanced Practices Course, and the Real Estate Law Course. You may also choose to take a course from a provider outside of the state. Lastly, there are supplemental packages that can help you meet your requirements.

The core course is a 3-hour course that must be completed 24 months prior to your renewal date. This course may be taken online, in person, or in a hybrid format. Alternatively, the course may be self-study. It is important to note that you will not receive credit for the course if you repeat it, unless you have a good reason for doing so.

The advanced practice courses are for licensees who have already completed a core course. The advanced practices courses are a 30-hour package that includes 6 hours of the Fair Housing course, and 21 hours of electives. In order to get these credits, you must pass the final exam with at least 70% or higher.

Individuals selling long-term care partnership insurance must complete 8 credits from an approved course. Producers who sell annuity products must also complete a 4-hour course in Annuity Suitability Training. All courses that are approved for Washington CE hours are in this Washington Continuing Education catalog.

The 6-hour Washington Real Estate Fair Housing course is scheduled for June 1, 2023. Brokers who renew their license in 2022 must complete this course by June 1, 2023. If you need to complete this course, you should make sure to enroll now before the deadline.

Continuing Education non-credit classes are offered in traditional time periods and formats. They are intended for individuals with a variety of educational backgrounds and professional goals. Oftentimes, these classes are offered in evenings or in intensive workshop formats. For students who prefer to learn in the comfort of their own homes, there are online courses available through CareLearn Washington.

Several providers are approved for Washington Continuing Education. CCEDSeminars is a PACE approved provider. Additionally, the CE Shop is a DOL-approved provider. Another provider that is PACE-approved is Kaplan Financial Education. Both of these providers offer an early registration discount of $50.

The Professional Educator Standards Board approves continuing education providers for educators. To get approval, a provider must be a college or university and an accredited institution. Also, agencies seeking approval must be a local, state, or federal government agency. Lastly, the provider must have been in business for at least one year.

Washington real estate brokers renewing their licenses for the second time must also complete a special 3-hour Washington Core Course. Any excess hours of CE that are not used before your next renewal date will be carried over to the next license cycle.

delta 10 gummies aren’t the most effective wager for each customer

Delta 10 gummies are a reasonably new concoction, as well as they’re not only yummy, but they also offer countless wellness benefits. The gummies are wonderful for those who want a non-high alternative to marijuana. They function as a supplement, as well as they might give an increase in power and also emphasis. They likewise have anti-inflammatory residential properties, which can aid relieve pain and inflammation.

Regarding dose is worried, delta 10 gummies aren’t the most effective wager for each customer. Everyone’s body works in a different way, as well as the gummies you take will certainly have a various result on your body. As a result, you ought to start small as well as function your way up to see how your body reacts to it. This delta 10 gummies is specifically true if you are taking the gummies for the first time. You need to not use any heavy machinery after making use of the gummies, as you can unintentionally injure on your own.

Although these gummies include THC, they are not meant to treat any illness. It is necessary to talk with a doctor prior to making use of any kind of cannabinoid product, specifically if you have a long-term medical problem or are pregnant. Also, bear in mind that Delta 10 gummies should not be taken in extra. Application way too much will not only trigger unpleasant side effects, however it can lead to a stopped working medicine examination.

A number of states have laws that forbid the sale of hemp-derived products. There are likewise constraints in the number of gummies that can be taken in, so you must examine the policies in your state prior to buying. Some gummies are also a choking risk, so see to it you’re keeping them in a safe environment.

Despite the state you reside in, it is always an excellent concept to speak with a doctor prior to making use of any cannabinoid product. If you have allergies or are planning to have youngsters in the future, it is much more important to consult your physician.

Before getting any product, you ought to very carefully evaluate the labeling. See to it you are purchasing the appropriate quantity of THC. It’s additionally an excellent idea to examine the active ingredients. Look for brands that are licensed natural, as well as those that utilize pure components. Sadly, there are some items on the market that are low quality, as well as therefore not healthy.

Besides examining the tags, you need to likewise check out testimonials of the delta 10 gummies you’re taking into consideration. Reviewing evaluations will give you a concept of how customers really feel regarding the gummies, and also how they contrasted to others on the market. Picking the right brand isn’t simple, and also it is essential to take your time.

Delta 10 gummies are made from a natural process. However, it isn’t easy to draw out adequate delta 10 for retail sales. Fortunately, retailers have located a method to make the process as safe as feasible. Relying on the brand name you choose, you need to obtain a great quantity of delta 10 from the gummies, as well as they are available in a variety of flavors.

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What You Need to Know About Kitchen Remodeling

Kitchen remodeling is an investment in your home. Whether you’re looking to increase the value of your property or just give your kitchen a new look, there are a number of important factors to consider. These include cost, design, and time.

It’s possible to do your kitchen remodeling on your own, but unless you’re a handyman, you may want to hire a professional. Not only can a general contractor provide you with a variety of useful services, but they can also offer suggestions on how to save money.

Some kitchen remodeling projects can be as simple as changing a few faucets or installing new countertops. Other times, however, you might be doing a major overhaul. In either case, you’ll need to get the proper permits. The city or county may also have to approve your plumbing and electrical plans.

The most obvious choice is to hire a general contractor. But if you’re not sure which one is best for you, it’s a good idea to consult with an expert first. Depending on how big your kitchen is, it might be easier to work with a general contractor than to attempt to do it yourself. Alternatively, you could become your own general contractor and use subcontractors.

A major kitchen renovation can make your cooking experience more enjoyable. However, kitchen remodeling this process isn’t for the faint of heart. This is especially true if you have limited space in your kitchen. While the project might not be as large as your bathroom, it will still be a lot of work.

To find a qualified kitchen remodeling contractor, you can contact the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). They represent the industry. Or, if you’re in Houston, you can check out Legal Eagle Contractors.

You might be surprised at how complex a kitchen remodel can be. Even small tasks like installing a new countertop or painting your cabinets can be a challenge. There are a number of trades involved, and if you don’t have the necessary knowledge, your project could take a long time to finish.

During the remodeling process, you’ll need to hire a housecleaner to keep the space tidy. You’ll also need to contact a local building inspector for a permit.

The most important thing to know about kitchen remodeling is that it’s not cheap. While the cost of a kitchen renovation can vary significantly, you can expect to spend around $150,000 on a major remodeling job. Also, you’ll have to commit to a significant amount of time. Depending on the size of the project, it might even be more expensive than you originally thought. Considering these things will help you plan your budget.

If you’re considering a major kitchen renovation, you might also want to consider adding more lighting. Poor illumination can make your kitchen feel dim, making it hard to see what you’re doing. An electrician can install new lighting fixtures, as well as wiring for all of the circuits in your kitchen.

Kitchen and Bathroom Renovations in Markham, ON

Kitchen and bathroom renovations are a great way to improve the value of your home. Not only can these projects make your house more functional, they can also be a fun way to spend time with friends and family. You can find out more about kitchen and bathroom renovations in Markham, ON by visiting the Houzz website. There you can browse photos of spaces to help you decide on which remodeling professional to hire.

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in a house, as it is used for everything from eating and cooking to socializing. However, it can become outdated and cluttered with the years. With a kitchen renovation, you can give your kitchen a fresh new look while still staying within your budget.

Most of the kitchen renovation jobs involve replacing or refacing cabinets and countertops. For a complete and comprehensive kitchen renovation, you’ll want to hire a professional contractor to handle the project. Once the work is done, you’ll have a more functional and comfortable kitchen.

One of the most important features of a kitchen renovation is the layout. This is especially important if you plan on making any structural changes, such as building an addition or relocating electrical or plumbing. An experienced kitchen remodeler in Markham will be able to advise you on the best way to lay out your new space.

Adding an island to your kitchen can be a good idea. It can provide you with more counter space and a more informal dining area. While you’re at it, consider installing a backsplash to add style and protection from spills.

There are many options to choose from when it comes to countertops. You can go with a natural stone like granite, but a more affordable option is laminate. Laminate is waterproof and comes in a variety of colours and styles. If you’re planning to install a sink, consider a double-bowl model. A large family can benefit from this type of sink, which has two separate basins.

Besides a new backsplash, you’ll also want to update the lighting in your kitchen. Many contractors will install the latest fixtures and fittings. They can also help you pick out the right lights for your kitchen.

Finally, don’t forget to check with your insurance company before hiring a contractor to do the work. You’ll need to make sure they’re covered by workers compensation. Also, ask for a proof of liability coverage.

Whether you’re looking for a bathroom or kitchen renovation in Markham, you’ll find a lot to love at Best Kitchens & Renovations. From modern designs to trendsetting concepts, these professionals can create a kitchen or bathroom you’ll love to use.

If you’re considering a kitchen or bathroom renovation, you’ll need to research your options thoroughly. Getting a realistic estimate of the cost can make budgeting much easier. And if you’re able to use the money you save to spruce up your home, you’ll be able to enjoy your new kitchen or bathroom for many years to come.

most important skill that you need to learn in League of Legends is map movement

A LoL coach is a person who works behind the scenes to help you play better. These people are usually experienced gamers who can help you with your game. They also work to keep you safe from getting into trouble.

League of Legends is a game that is very competitive and intense. It requires a great deal of attention to detail in order to win. This is why you should consider getting a coach. Not only will they teach you the game’s rules, but they will point out mistakes, and help you improve. You may find yourself frustrated if you do not have a mentor. Having a professional coach will save you time, and will allow you to speed up the process.

In order to choose a good coach, you need to be aware of the different kinds. There LoL Coaching are strategic coaches, game coaches, and even life coaches. While they all have a similar goal, the ways that they are able to achieve it vary.

Strategic coaches are important because they drive the energy behind the team’s game understanding. This means that they need to be able to persuade players to change their minds about certain things. For example, if a player has a poor view of their own skills, they will need a good orator in order to convince them of a better approach. Another important skill is the ability to see information about their teammates.

Game coaches, on the other hand, work to ensure that your gaming team is doing well. They analyze the games that your team is playing, and they help you make picks and bans.

Professional esports coaches can provide you with valuable information on how to become a pro athlete. The process can be complicated, but they have the experience to guide you. Many of them come from industry backgrounds. Esports coaches can also help you with your career goals.

The most important skill that you need to learn in League of Legends is map movement. A good map movement will let you understand what the enemy is doing. Map movement is very important in solo queue, as well as during a team’s matches. As such, it is important that you know the different types of routes you can take, and how they will affect your team’s success.

If you’re looking to get some tips on how to improve your game, check out the videos of a few of the most popular YouTube channels that specialize in League of Legends coaching. Some of these include LoL Fundamentals, Gamer Sensei, and RATIRL.

If you want to get started, try a free trial session. This will allow you to test out a coach before you purchase their services. Once you’re ready to hire a coach, you can look into options such as VIP and Premium sessions. Each type of session is designed to give you advanced analysis and insight into a game. Your coach will play with you, and you can talk to them via chat.

5 Star Tattoo Shops in Chicago

For those looking to get inked, Chicago offers a wide variety of talented and experienced tattoo shops. Whether you want to have a traditional or a black and grey design, a custom design, or a piercing, there is a Chicago tattoo shop for you. There are a few things to keep in mind before you go to a tattoo shop.

First, make sure you have an idea of what you want. The best way to make sure that you leave with the perfect tattoo is to have an appointment. You should also ensure that you follow the proper care and maintenance instructions. Getting a tattoo is an exciting and rewarding experience, but you’ll want to make sure that you are comfortable with the process and with your new ink.

Another important thing to consider is the type of tattoo that you’d like. Some tattoo artists work exclusively with Japanese and American designs, while others specialize in realism and black and grey designs. This can be confusing when you’re not sure which style of ink you’d like to have on your body. A professional tattoo artist will be able to help you create a tattoo that you will love for the rest of your life.

If you’re not sure where to go, there are plenty of tattoo shops in Chicago that are open to walk-ins. Most of them offer some sort of a discount for walk-ins, although you will need to schedule an appointment. Once you’ve figured out what you’d like, call to set up an appointment with an expert tattooist. Choosing an appointment is the best way to avoid any delays.

Another option is to visit a private studio. One such studio is Studio One in Chicago. It is run by resident artists who share a love of traditional Japanese tattoos. Guests from all over the world have been able to join in on the 5 star tattoo shops fun at this studio. In addition to offering a friendly environment, the owners are also extremely creative and will do their best to accommodate you.

If you’re interested in a custom design, you should check out Ageless Art Tattoo. This studio has two locations in Chicago and is staffed by artists who are passionate about their work. They are highly experienced and can create any design that you have in mind.

Another option is to go to Shred’s Inferno, which is a full-service tattoo and piercing shop in the south side of the city. This studio can accommodate a wide range of ink styles, so you’ll be sure to find one that suits your taste. Their hours are noon – 8:00 pm Monday – Friday, and 2:00 – 6:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.

Finally, if you’re looking for a colorful and fun environment, you should check out Revolution Tattoo. This studio has a great selection of tattoo artists, and they are very friendly to all customers. Plus, there are plants and other interesting decor to look at.