Archive for March, 2018

Larkin and Lacey: Pardoned but Not Forgotten

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Phoenix New Times co-creators Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are no strangers to the antics of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s antics. A recent decision by US District Judge Susan R. Bolton to validate the presidential pardon issued for Arpaio has drawn the ire of many Arizona residents. Arpaio continues to be a very controversial figure in the media.

Originally trying to bill himself as America’s toughest sheriff, Arpaio only succeeded in going down as the worst. Lacey and Larkin were not surprised when Arpaio received a presidential pardon, in fact, Lacey believes that it was all in Arpaio’s backup plan.

Lacey explains that Arpaio knew that his rain was coming to an end and he wanted to find a way to protect himself so he hitched his wagon to presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The reason that Arpaio was in need of a presidential pardon was due to a violation of a previous order he had received after a 2007 racial profiling lawsuit. Not only was Arpaio to discontinue his practices, but he was also ordered to report to a court monitor to make sure that he complied with the ruling. Unfortunately for him he did neither and was found to be in contempt.

This led to his indictment for those charges, which is where Pres. Trump stepped in. Because of the President’s actions, Arpaio will never spend a day in jail for what he has done.

Lacey and Larkin have a vested interest in this story because they too have suffered at the hands of Arpaio. From the very beginning of his tenure as Maricopa County Sheriff, Lacey and Larkin have been reporting on his corrupt practices.

This led to harassment, exclusion, and outright banishment of the Phoenix New Times’ reporters from Arpaio Department. Lacey and Larkin were even arrested in 2007 themselves by the Maricopa County Police Department at the behest of Arpaio because of information they had printed in their paper. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | LinkedIn

There was a large public outcry against these actions and the media personalities were immediately released. They turned around and sued the county and received a settlement for $3.75 million.

Though Arpaio may be free, Lacey and Larkin have not let their own experience pass by. They founded the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund in order to help the migrant population of Arizona, the people that Arpaio targeted the most while in office. In fact, the contempt charge he received was in relation to how he treated the migrant population of Arizona.

Larkin and Lacey want to give back to other people who have been affected by this corrupt sheriff. They continue to support programs that help teach migrants about their rights, provide them with job training, and help them with other social resources. Lacey and Larkin believe that no matter who you are you deserve kindness.

Arpaio is free now, but his legacy will forever be tarnished as one of the worst Sheriff’s in America but also as one of the worst people. Anyone interested in viewing an article discussing Arpaio’s pardon may find it on the Phoenix New Times website.

Malcolm CasSelle is Bringing Confidence to Gamers Everywhere

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Malcolm CasSelle is CIO of the global leader in sales of in-game virtual assets called OPSkins. CasSelle earned a degree in Computer Science after attending both MIT and Stanford University. The education Malcolm received from these institutions allowed him to apply his knowledge and skills to leading in massive sales within the gaming industry, assisting those wanting to trade their virtual assets. Currently OPSkins is the top bitcoin merchant on earth that has followers from all over the world and they created a platform for virtual asset trading for them named WAX.

WAX stands for (Worldwide Asset eXchange) and is a person to person marketplace that allow those who are buying and for those who are selling to trade in an efficient way their virtual assets. When it comes to virtual trading online, there are two problems that goes with trading these assets among people trying to make this kind of transaction, and those are fraud and fragmentation. Doing business online can bring unexpected losses of funds and can ruin the experience for the 400 million users that does virtual trading on a constant basis. The safest way to to do this is using cryptocurrency as the main legal way to handle an online transaction.

The good news is that, what WAX does is solve these issues with a blockchain-enabled widget letting users buy and sell virtual goods continuing to play the game they are engaged in at the same time. On a large scale, fragmentation is a global problem no matter where you are located, so it’s refreshing to hear that WAX has the solution, rather you are a victim or wanting to prevent being a victim of fraud. Malcolm CasSelle is revolutionizing the gaming industry right now with WAX and giving gamers all over the world confidence in buying and selling their virtual assets.

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Chainsmokers More Than Just DJs

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart never imagined their paths would cross. Especially since before a cold day in 2010 they never knew each other existed. Pall grew up in Westchester County, New York and Taggart grew up in Freeport, Maine. Their love for EDM and Pall’s manager would bring them together. (See: Chainsmokers on Beatport: The Chainsmokers)


Alex was working at an art gallery in New York while attending New York University and Taggart was in Maine at Syracuse University when chance brought them together. When they met they immediately went to work? Taggart left Maine to move to New York and Pall quit his job. Both having fully committed to making this thing work the re-formed Chainsmokers were born. In the beginning the duo made remixes of indie bands, learning their craft and how they wanted to be presented to the world as artist. Alex and Andrew worked out the kinks. From the very beginning they both took the decision they had made serious. They didn’t meet once a week or twice a month to work on their music. They would get together from sunup to sundown every day.


All of the hard work paid off and the two released their debut single “Selfie”. Eventually making its way to the top of the charts “Selfie” was only the start. The pair went on to release hit after hit; coming in second in 2017 only to Drake and Justin Bieber. Since hitting success with “Roses” and “Don’t Let Me Down,” The Chainsmokers has added a new dimension to their work with Taggart, one half of the duo, adding his singing to their crowd-rousing sound beginning with the single “Closer,” in which Halsey also performs.


The Chainsmokers have taken the entertainment world by storm. The two have collaborated with some of the top known names in the industry. In 2017 they were listed as the third top paid DJs in the world. They are now trying to bring everything that they have learned thus far and make it into a musical experience that surpasses anything else the listener has ever felt. The plan to do this is by simply being true to their life experiences and their audience. This is just the beginning and the best is yet to come. Go Here for additional information.




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O2pur is a Great Option for E-Cigarettes

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

There are many choices today for e-cigarettes. There have been several developments in the industry since it began. Various flavors and options for smoking the e-cigarettes are widely available. One of the choices is O2Pur.

These are like other e-cigarettes. They are only for people over the legal smoking age. They come in a variety of styles and flavors. Here are some of the details about your choices with the O2pur cigarettes.

– 220W TC KIT


The 220W TC KIT is a basic starter kit with batteries and the e-cigarette. You have to buy the liquid separately, but the tank and coils are included. The 40W Starter Kit has the same thing but in a smaller unit. Both are considered mods that are in a premium style for use.

The liquid e-juice is available on the site as well. There are a lot of choices. The only variance is the size of the liquid. The larger the liquid bottle, the longer it will last. The site also sells all of the accessories that you might need as well.

While there are a ton of sites like this one, it is one of the best. The kit is a great way to get started with e-cigarettes. They have supplies once you get started using them too. There are sales as well as promo codes to save you money long term. That’s pretty rare for this product.

When you shop for one there are some things to consider. You need to find an e-cigarette kit that is easy to use and keep clean. This one is easy to do that. O2Pur is just one option in a sea of options. There are countless styles and colors to chose from. Then there are liquid flavors are available out there. It’s fun to find the right choice for your needs. You can get creative and enjoy filling the nicotine needs that you have.