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    The Puppies Go To The Beach
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    The Puppies Go To The Beach

    December 3, 2019


    (light cheerful music) – [Narrator] The service dogs in training from Doggy Do Good have a big day ahead of them. It’s beach day! The sun, the surf, and boundless distractions that could cause any of these dogs to flunk out of Service Dog School. This is Puppy Prep. ^(light cheerful music) None of the pups are more excited to smell that ocean air ^than eight-month-old Golden Retriever, Luke. He’s been hanging out by the beach since he was only a couple months old. ^His half-sister, Remmy, is also excited, maybe too excited. It’s all right for her to take a second and adjust to the new sights and smells, but when it comes time for work, Remmy’s going to need to focus. For these puppies, the first order of business at any new location is to sample the local grass. While they’re not supposed to chew on the foliage, it’s easy for the pups to sneak a bite when the trainers have their backs turned. And the trainers turn their back frequently. Having this many puppies around draws attention, and people are excited to learn about the service dogs. But Nelly and Remmy are taking this chance to mess around. (dogs barking) The dogs aren’t supposed to go on the sand after 10:00, and while special exception can be made for service animals, there’s no shortage of other activities by the ocean, like the playground. The playground offers a multitude of different surfaces, sounds, and experiences. All of this builds confidence, getting the puppies ready for anything. ^First one up, six-month-old Chocolate Lab, Benelli. Climbing on rocks and walking on sand may appear simple, but it’s actually building the puppy’s comfort on a variety of surfaces. Wherever Benelli goes, she needs to be focused not on where she’s standing but on what her owner may need. – Good girl. – [Narrator] After breezing through the different surfaces, it’s time for something that will really disorient her. – Good girl. – [Narrator] The slide. While Benelli’s future owners may never actually take her down a slide, it’s important she has confidence to handle all kinds of new experiences. At first, she’s nervous, but with some coaxing and the promise of treat… – Good girl! – [Narrator] …even a puppy like Benelli can find her courage. Now back on firm land, the trainer is sure to praise Benelli up, building a connection in the puppy’s mind between bravery and reward. Fresh off the excitement of the slide, Trainer Paul tosses his keys to ensure Benelli still knows it’s work time. – Good, get it. – [Narrator] And she happily does her job. – Benelli, great, get it. Benelli, get it. Good girl. – [Narrator] There’s still one more slide for Benelli to attempt. (dramatic drumbeats) The spiral slide. That is, if she can get up to it. With a bit of a running start… – Benelli, jump. – [Narrator] …she makes the leap. – Good girl. – [Narrator] Her lesson from the other slide has her excited to try this one. Having never seen them before five minutes ago, slides are now simple for the six-month-old Chocolate Lab. – Woo hoo hoo! Good girl!
    Good girl. – [Narrator] Back with the dogs in down stay, ^Karen tries to refocus Remmy. She tries to get the Golden to heel, and focus in, but the eight-month-old won’t settle down. This isn’t good. Remmy’s future owner will count on her, day in and day out. And, it looks like Remmy’s lack of focus is starting to spread. Luke, get back! Come on, Karen’s trying to focus on Remmy. Kaya, are you serious? Come on! – Kaya, no! – [Narrator] All three Goldens have the sillies now, even usually dependable Luke. Kaya has to refocus, and quick. It’s her turn to walk the playground. ^The eight-month-old enjoys jumping on different surfaces. – Good girl! Good girl. Come on, let’s go. – [Narrator] The straight slide. – Good girl! Good girl, Kaya! Good girl! – [Narrator] And when it’s time for the spiral slide, what was a tough jump for Benelli is an easy hop for Kaya. But, what goes up must come down, and Kaya’s confused how that’s supposed to happen. When Sandy, the owner of Doggie Do Good, leads the way, Kaya eventually figures it out. She’s immediately praised for her bravery. – Good girl! Good girl! – [Narrator] A second attempt down the slide… (laughs) Oh, look at you. Oh, no. Good try, Kaya.
    Good try. – Good girl. Good girl, Kaya. – [Narrator] But, what’s important is that Kaya’s conquered her fear, and admirably so. Back in the down stay, it looks like Remy has finally calmed… Oh. Relax, Remmy.
    It’s just a bird. All right.
    Good girl, Remmy. Thank goodness you’re finally starting to show some self-control, otherwise today could have been the day you failed at… Oh no. – [Trainer] Remmy! – [Narrator] Breaking from a down stay to this degree is a bad sign. With Karen working with Kaya, Paul has to leave the dogs to find where Remmy ran off. Even though they’re unsupervised, they don’t dare to break; no one wants the fate that’s about to befall Remmy. Lockdown. Remmy now has to think about what she’s done, and hope it doesn’t mean expulsion. ^Now, it’s Luke’s turn to take a lap around the playground. – Good boy. – [Narrator] His first challenge is the rocking horse. Karen is trying to get Luke to jump over it, in preparation for future awkward spaces. – Stay. – [Narrator] Luke is not having it. – Good boy.
    Jump over it. – [Narrator] He hasn’t had problems of bravery in the past, so this is a new issue. – Over it.
    Nope. Over it.
    Good boy, come on. – [Narrator] Eventually, our hero figures it out. – Good, good! Good boy! – [Narrator] And Karen is sure to reward his courage. – Good job! Good boy, let’s go! – [Narrator] If Luke shows the same hesitation on the slide, then… – Good boy! – [Narrator] …well, nevermind. – Good job, Luke! Good boy! – [Narrator] Looks like after only a couple attempts, he’s already a pro. – Good job!
    Good boy! – [Narrator] Good job, buddy. – Good job. – [Narrator] When Luke returns to down stay, he finds Deacon is still getting used to his harness. He’s not quite sure why he can’t flip all the way over on his back. Paul straightens him out, and it’s back to down stay. ^Okay, Remmy. ^You’ve had a tough day so far, so time to redeem yourself on the playground. First up is the rocking horse that Luke struggled with. – Come on.
    Good girl. Over it. – [Narrator] Just like with her half-brother, it’s a matter of confidence. – Let’s go. – [Narrator] And it suddenly looks like Remmy’s lost most of hers. The culprit? The pirate ship steering wheel. – Just need a second. – [Narrator] Notice how her tail is tucked between her legs? So do the trainers. They’re hyper-aware of the pup’s attitude, and this is a huge signal from Remmy. Karen gets down on Remmy’s level and starts feeding her treats. She pets her and praises her, trying to show Remmy she’s safe. Remmy then has to pass by the wheel several more times, ensuring the dog has confronted her fear. – [Karen] Good girl. – [Narrator] If Karen can get Remmy to sniff the wheel or be still next to it, that’s going to be a great indication that Remmy’s making progress. – Good girl! – [Narrator] Eventually, a sniff. – [Karen] Good job! – [Narrator] And after a few more laps, her tail starts to wag again. Remmy’s done extremely well, and with so much excitement already had on the playground, the slide can wait for another day. ^Back on the grass, the undeniable Mr. Pip ^finds himself in an embarrassing situation. – [Trainer] Mr. Pip. – [Narrator] Because he is by far the worst at down stay, Mr. Pip has to be tied up, to the other dogs. Luke seems confused why he has to babysit, but he doesn’t mind. It gives him something to watch as he snacks on the grass. – [Trainer] Luke, leave it. Luke, release. – [Narrator] Finally, some respect. Unbelievable. Chin up, Mr. Pip. You’re still a hero in our hearts. (Mr. Pip whines) ^Another hero from Doggie Do Good is recent graduate Sammy. Sammy transitioned to his forever family only five months ago, but his bond with handler Bryce has been immediate. Sammy helps Bryce with several diagnoses, including generalized anxiety disorder, ADHD, inflammatory bowel disease, and bipolar disorder. One way Sammy aids Bryce is during Bryce’s regular blood draws. Before going into an appointment, Sammy gives Bryce hugs and pressure, helping to prepare the boy for the anxiety the needles cause. During the draws, Sammy gives Bryce constant pressure to help him feel more comfortable. Sammy knows Bryce isn’t in distress now, but the 18-month-old lab checks in constantly, making sure, if Bryce ever needs him, he’s there. While Bryce’s family had always had animals, at first, they weren’t sure about adding a service dog. The support that Sammy’s provided in only his first few months, however, has made it all worth it. Someday, the puppies in training will have similar bonds with their owners and be just as important to a family as Sammy is. Back with the student pups, it’s time for a long walk on the beach. ^Or at least next to it. ^Remmy’s had a big day, so trainer Paul takes this walk very slow. Whenever Remmy begins to pull away or move in a different direction, the trainer stops. This teaches Remmy to stay focused. During a heel, the puppies need to be paying attention to the handler constantly, not drifting away on their own line. – [Paul] Good girl. – [Narrator] Eventually, Remmy starts to do better. On the stairs, heel is even more difficult for these pups. Dogs want to be on even ground, and prefer bolting up and down steps. The people they’ll someday aid, however, may need help with stairs, so it’s important the puppies learn patience. To end her day, Paul works with Remmy on one of her special abilities: hug. As difficult as the day has been for the young Golden, it’s important to remember that someday she’ll be a huge comfort to a lucky family. It’s going to take work and patience, but it’s clear it’ll be worth it. – Release. Good. – [Narrator] Some dogs can become nervous on the pier, as the spaces between the uneven surfaces can be uncomfortable under their paws. ^Not our Mr. Pip, though. ^He even finds the time to get in some of his best down stay work to date. Good boy, Mr. Pip. As the day winds down, Paul begins ^to test a special skill with Kaya: steady. Steady allows people with mobility issues to put pressure on a dog, to sit down, stand up, or just regain their balance. It’s one of Deacon’s specialties, and might someday be Kaya’s as well. Knowing her eight-month-old joints are still developing, Paul puts only the lightest of pressure over her legs. Once she’s grown, she’ll be able to take much more weight, and may even wear a harness like Deacon. At the end of the day, some dogs took steps forward, while others, steps back. For all these puppies, though, it’s still too soon to tell who will flunk out, and who will graduate Puppy Prep. (light cheerful music)

    Carnival Miracle Ship Tour – Cruise Tips TV
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    Carnival Miracle Ship Tour – Cruise Tips TV

    November 29, 2019


    Hey Cruisers it’s Sheri from CruiseTipsTV. Welcome to our video tour of the Carnival
    Miracle. First up, the water slides. This is definitely a fun spot for the kids, but
    grown ups may find it’s less of a thrill ride. We tended to slow down or stop all together
    in several spots on this slide. Kids, however, seemed to shoot right down with no problem. Next up we have the kid’s pool, one of four
    pools on the MIRACLE. The Ulysses and Siren’s pools are located midship on deck 9 (the lido
    deck). The Serenity Pool as it is now known, is located aft, and is adults only. Now we’ll hop over to the sports deck for
    mini golf. There’s also an area here for basketball, and a jogging track. And yes,
    with a little creative editing I can get a hole in one, and change the color of my ball
    – magic! Now that we’ve worked up an appetite, let’s
    check out a few places to refuel. We’ll start with the Bacchus Dining Room. Named
    for the Greek god of wine, this place is crazy cool with purple tones, and definitely lives
    up to the wine namesake. This place is seriously grapey. Next up for the serve yourself types, we have
    the lido buffet- Horatios. It appears to be themed after the fictional Horatio Hornblower.
    There is much to see beyond the standard buffet stations. They do a good job with this layout.
    We never encountered more than a few minutes wait in line, and we were always able to find
    a nice booth to enjoy our meals. There’s a definitely a lot of food options here, but
    if you’re looking for a little ice cream or frozen yogurt, head to Swirls. On sea days and select port days, head over
    to Deck 2 along the Promenade, and check out the Taste Bar. If you’re ready for a little fine dining
    and an upscale atmosphere, it’s hard to beat Nick & Nora’s, the onboard steakhouse.
    This is truly a lovely place by day and by night it takes on a romantic tone. Cozy tables,
    soft light and a spectacular black and white photo of the 1930 Manhattan skyline await
    you. Did we mention the awesome food? For us, it was worth a second visit. Be sure to
    take the glass elevator up, it’s quite an experience. Okay, now that we’ve had the visual feast
    of feasting spots, its time to burn a little off at the gym. Get primped in the Venus Salon
    for formal night and indulge in a beauty treatment or manipedi. And finally there’s no better place to relax
    with a good book than the Raven’s Library. If you like your text digital, it doubles
    as an Internet Café. If you’d like to get in touch with your spiritual side, a visit
    to the chapel should do the trick. Ready for a little entertainment? How about
    some music to start? Drop in to Frankie and Johnnies for a little party music, or Sam’s
    for piano. Feel like a trip down the Rabbit Hole? Check
    out the Mad Hatter’s Ball, the alternate show lounge just beneath Phantom the main show
    lounge. A few steps up from the rabbit hole you’ll find yourself transported to a Paris
    Opera House. And what Opera house would be complete without a Phantom? White enamel masks,
    candelabras, and stone figures really sell the Phantom of the Opera motif. Feeling lucky? Head over to Mr. Lucky’s
    casino. There’s a plethora of slot machines, tables, and the whole shebang. It’s the
    real deal. If you packed your dancing shoes, you won’t
    want to miss Frankenstein’s Lab. You’ll want to steer clear for Frank though…rumor
    has it… he’s got two left feet. Got kids? Miracle’s got you covered with
    Pinocchio’s club, Camp Carnival and for the tweens, Circle C. And, last but not least, if you are persistent
    you’ll locate the seemingly hidden arcade, Wizards, by strolling to the end of the white
    trellised Gatsby’s garden, and heading up the stairs. That’s it for this episode. Thanks for watching
    and if you stuck with us for the whole thing, you may as well subscribe, right? If you liked this tour, hit that thumbs up
    button below and Be sure to check us out on twitter @CruiseTipsTV. Now get out there and
    cruise. And please, share our videos with fellow cruisers. We have more on the way.
    Until then, we’ll see you on the high seas.

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    Jaclyn Hill, Lipstick and Capitalism: A Love Story | with Maggie Mae Fish

    September 26, 2019


    If you’re not into the YouTube beauty community,
    let me first just say – don’t start! You’ll get sucked into gossip channels and
    won’t emerge until 2098 and Trump will still be President! But, like every other warm-blooded person
    who needs a distraction from our reproductive rights being ripped away from us, recently
    I’ve been fascinated by Jaclyn Hill and Lipstick Gate- wherein Make Up YouTuber Jaclyn
    Hill release a line of lipsticks that were hairy. Moldy. Had bits of plastic. “Oh my god is this plastic? Noooo.” And even pieces of metal. “That’s definitely metal.” And denied that anything was wrong. “Every single ingredient in my lipstick
    is new and it is FDA approved.” “It literally looks like a toenail.” “FDA approved.” But of course, since we live in hell world
    a la Silent Hill, I couldn’t help but see it as a really great example of how capitalism
    is like a zombie virus that infects everything it touches. If, as Prager University loves to say, “in
    capitalism, competition leads to better products,” how did we end up with glass in our lipsticks? Here’s just a quick look at what’s been
    going on with Jaclyn Hill, and what’s led up to this latest catastrophe, in case you’re
    one of my regular subscribers who’s used to me talking about Gay Robocop. Three years ago, Jaclyn Hill created a custom
    highlighter with Becca cosmetics that she marketed as a limited edition, meaning as
    soon as they sold out, there’d be no more! But after they sold out… it was restocked
    in stores only a few months later. And a few months after that, it was literally
    added to their PERMANENT collection. This is known as “artificial scarcity,”
    when a company pretends that there’s a limited amount of a product to make it seem more exclusive
    and valuable, only to produce more later. Jaclyn Hill is not the only person who does
    this in the makeup industry, and it’s a fairly common in capitalism. Jaclyn happens to be a repeat offender, meaning
    we can probably assume that she’s doing it knowingly, not just as a mistake. Then, about a year ago Jaclyn released a palette
    of eyeshadows called “The Vault” which were all the leftover shadows she didn’t
    put in her original palette with Morphe. “So if you like this pallette, it’s the
    same thing, just different colors.” The Vault was old, unused product, thrown
    together haphazardly to make a profit. And LO AND BEHOLD, it was bad. “Very basic. I expected a little more from it, I did.” The formula felt terrible, and beauty gurus
    hated it. “Do I think that it was not good? Of course, you saw the trouble I was dealing
    with on camera. You saw how much of that green I put on, it’s
    completely gone.” So Jaclyn was like – “OMG you know what? The reviews were so bad that Morphe decided
    to re-do all of the palettes.” “I am dedicated to swatching these vaults
    and figuring out these issues.” So that’s great, problem solved! Morphe told their customers they fixed the
    palettes. Except… Well, from all accounts… that didn’t happen. When it was re-released, people had the exact
    same problem. “We are gonna be doing one eye with the
    old formula. The other eye with the new formula. [SIGHS] Are any of these honestly looks? Because they’re all coming out really bad
    and I’m not really happy with them.” Leading many to believe that they lied, simply
    because Morphe would rather repackage flawed product and sell it anyway, instead of throwing
    away the thousands of palettes they had already made. “And this isn’t even close to being all
    of it.” Money, babyyyy. “Where did we go wrong? Where did we go from ‘We love makeup’
    to ‘We only care about money?’” Leading us to today, Lipstick Gate. Jaclyn released lipsticks, under her own company,
    as Jaclyn Cosmetics. And like we mentioned… “So that’s three out of three so far that
    I’ve looked at that have fuzz attached to them” They’re moldy, have metal shards,
    and chemist recently came forward in a YouTube video, stating that she believes she MAY have
    found MOUSE HAIR in one of her lipstick samples. “I believe that the hairs that I found are
    not all synthetic, but I do believe that I foudn some that came from an animal.” Jaclyn loves to say she’s a “perfectionist,”
    that she would never put her name on a product that she didn’t believe in — so surely
    she would immediately recall defective products, refund everyone’s money, and send the lipsticks
    to be tested for mold, right? But THAT’S not what happened. The first thing she did was make fun of her
    customers online when they told her there was a problem with the lipsticks. “Why is my Jaclyn Cosmetics Decaf lipstick
    lumpy? This can’t be ok right?” “Jaclyn replied to this tweet:” “You
    posted swatches two days ago loving the lipsticks. Now it’s lumpy? It’s obvious this lipstick is used and not
    fresh from factory. Like any other lipstick, if you use it over
    other products, have dry lips, etc, things like this can happen.” “She later deleted the tweet.” Then she posted a YouTube video saying that
    her lipsticks were FINE and SAFE TO USE. “My lipsticks are NOT MOLDY. They are not hazardous, they are not contaminated,
    they are not unsafe for you in any way shape or form.” There are many theories as to how and why
    this happened. Some internet sleuths think that they’ve
    foudn the lab that Jaclyn Hill used to manufacture her lipsticks. It has terrible reviews, and is clearly a
    cheap option to maximize profits at the expense of quality. But, to a hyper-capitalist, the quality of
    the product doesn’t matter. All that matters is that they think they can
    sell it. Jaclyn never really faced any consequences
    from all the corners that she cut before, so why would this be any different? When I say Jaclyn is a capitalist, I don’t
    just mean that she runs a company, or that she likes making money. I mean, at least from all the evidence we’ve
    seen, she’s purely driven by profit, even if it means doing things that are completely
    immoral, or even potentially illegal. When someone is willing to repackage old,
    crappy product, or even product that’s literally got mold and other gross stuff in it, just
    to make a quick buck, that’s next level greed. Jaclyn is the perfect example of a social
    media capitalist. Classic capitalists have always taken advantage
    of fanbases, like Apple taking away headphone jacks so you HAVE to buy airpods, but thanks
    to social media, Jaclyn also has direct communication with customers. Meaning that they have that extra parasocial
    relationship where her followers think “She couldn’t possibly be lying to me! She’s my friend…” “I’ve always been a happy girl. But being able to get on camera and connect
    with you guys, and leave my house and meet you guys and have conversation with you guys–”
    “It’s so nice to meet you.” “Oh my god you know my name!!” “Stalking you guy’s pages I’m like are
    they posting are they excited???” “I am so damn thankful for you guys, and
    I think of my product as another way to give back to you the happiness and the joy and
    the freedom that you have given to me.” “You guys have been a part of this in such
    a big way and if it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t be able to do any of this I wouldn’t have
    any of this, I wouldn’t be able to save my money to make my dreams come true and take
    care of my family and retire my mom and just do what I love and I’m very thankful for
    you guys. I love you I love you I love you.” “First and foremost, I can’t believe how
    attached I am to you guys because just this past week not being on social media has made
    me realize how much I miss you and love you and not talking to you on a daily basis and
    communication has just been the craziest thing ever.” Oh my god, Jaclyn. Unfortunately for Jaclyn, the flip side of
    social media is that we have receipts upon receipts upon receipts of both her business
    dealings and evidence of her directly lying to customers. It’s a rare peek into the really f*cked
    up shit companies do to screw us over. On the same level as video game companies
    working their employees to the bone while management goes out and parties; or a ride
    share company stiffing their drivers by stealing their tips. Here’s a really great example of how hyper-capitalists
    think. You may have heard Ben Shapiro’s brilliant
    comment about how global warming doesn’t matter because if the seas rise, people who
    live on the coasts can just sell their underwater houses. “You think that people aren’t going to
    just sell their homes and move?” A lot of people have made fun of him for this:
    “Just one small problem, SELL THEIR HOUSES TO WHO, BEN? F-ING AQUAMAN???” And Harry is not wrong, but also, to a hyper-capitalist,
    it doesn’t matter that a house is underwater, a terrible product, they’ll always try to
    scam someone into buying that sinking house. Or moldy lipsticks. Ben wasn’t making a mistake. He was giving us an honest insight into how
    absolutely selfish, greedy, and immoral hyper-capitalists are. Jaclyn is a millionaire, and her plan is probably
    to be a billionaire. Almost, it seems, at any cost. She cuts corners to sell, sell, sell, she
    partners with other shady companies so she can sell sell sell, she even stopped making
    tutorial videos and started only doing videos when Morphe had something to sell, sell, sell. Morphe morphe morphe! Jaclyn’s Rag to Riches Story Part of Jaclyn’s original success was her
    down to earth attitude. Fast forward to today, and Jaclyn’s CURRENT
    aesthetic is all about valuing wealth, consumerism, and opulence. Gucci bags, gaudy fireplaces, fur rugs, thousands
    of dollars of jewelry, injections — And that’s all cool… I GUESS. It just kind of sucks to see someone who keeps
    claiming a “rags to riches” story… be so obsessed with the “riches” part. “When you get something new, it’s like
    THE FUN THING. Every time I get a new foundation and it’s
    like expensive and I feel so bougie about it I have to keep it in its packaging a couple
    weeks cause I feel like ahhh so amazing.” It’s really hard to figure out exactly what
    someone’s economic background was. And I try to take people at their word when
    it comes to their own life stories. The thing is, since Jaclyn is terminally online,
    we can look back and see that a few things… don’t quite line up the way she might want
    them to. She’s mentioned being on food stamps, while
    she was working in makeup retail. Cool, I have no reason to believe that’s
    a lie. A lot of people end up on food stamps for
    a variety of reasons. I actually think it’s great that she talks
    about that and normalizes it. But when she mentions it, her motive doesn’t
    seem to be normalizing discussions of welfare, but to milk sympathy from her viewers. For example, this snapchat video, which she
    posted to promote her eye pallette. “I just can’t stop thinking about the
    days when Sephora wouldn’t hire me and I was working at MAC and I was living on foodstamps,
    couldn’t pay my bills, all I wanted to do was create products. People just hated on me sooo damn hard back
    then.” And in this YouTube video where she’s selling
    her lipsticks. “I remember standing in the front of Woodfield
    mall MAC store holding a lipstick saying to myself: ‘One day, I wanna have a brand of
    my own.’ And at the time, I was on foodstamps, and
    there was NO brand in mind whatsoever. But that was my first moment of ‘oh wow
    I really wanna do this, I really wanna start a line,’ and here we are, this is eight
    years later, and this is my brand reveal video.” [SCREAMS] It’s also part of a larger story she’s
    creating, where she’s tying her success directly to her fanbase. She tells her fans “You are the ones who
    got me out of that place.” She talks about being suicidal when she wasn’t
    financially secure. And again, I’m all for being open about
    these subjects, and these feelings. But when we see this pattern, where she’s
    consistently financially exploited her audience, it’s hard not to look back and see this
    as a parallel pattern of emotional exploitation. She’s implying that you, the customer, are
    solely responsible for Jaclyn Hill’s well-being, and when you buy her products, she’s making
    you feel like you’re ‘doing a good thing.’ You’re ‘being her friend.’ She’s also implying that she’d rather
    be dead than poor. Now, “rags to riches,” can mean different
    things to different people. But we’re all drawn to that phrase, since
    it’s such a huge part of the American Dream. We all want to believe that we can come from
    nothing and become something. So let’s look at how Jaclyn defines “rags.” After some poking around on the internet,
    I came across this story, from 2002. It’s about Jaclyn’s father, Jim, who was
    a farmer, then became a preacher. Okay, so “rags” and farmer. That makes me think of like the Dustbowl,
    and Steinbeck novels. Very American… But pretty early in this article, it mentions
    that Jim “worked the earth raising corn, hogs, and soy beans… on a SEVEN HUNDRED
    ACRE FARM.” So Jaclyn wasn’t raised on some small, family
    farm, but a commercial farm. After more internet sleuthing, in another
    article, this time from Quad City Times in 2001, I learned Jaclyn’s father owned “one
    of the largest hog farms in his area of Illinois, producing 2,000 to 3,000 hogs every year.” THATS A LOT OF HOGS! Also, he was a fourth-generation owner, which
    means he didn’t build this business from scratch, he inherited it. As someone who comes from a farming community,
    I can say, with that kind of land and livestock inventory… YOU’RE PROBABLY DOING FINE. Of course, it’s difficult speculating about
    someone else’s finances, because you truly never know. But based on the details about her dad’s
    farm, she sounds like less of a “rags to riches” story, and more of a “riches,
    to temporarily not rich, to more riches” story. And when put that way, it’s a bit less inspirational. To a hyper capitalist like Jaclyn, all of
    these things I’ve talked about–viewers, expired makeup, even her life story–are commodities. You, the viewer, are a commodity. The more of you she can collect, the more
    influence and money she’ll make. And you are very disposable to her. Garbage makeup that should be sent to a biohazard
    containment facility and destroyed… is a commodity. Because she knows she can still sell it to
    her young viewers who might not know any better than to trust someone just because they’re
    on YouTube. The “Rags to riches” story is a commodity. She exchanges it for your empathy. She trades this story to you, the viewer,
    in exchange for attention, money, and influence. And there’s at least one more thing she
    sees as a commodity! Baby Jesus. Continuing her “rags to riches” story:
    the reason Jaclyn’s dad left hog farming is because in 1997, his car was hit by a truck,
    breaking both his legs, and leading to him receiving over four million dollars in insurance
    money. I just wanna say that again: FOUR MILLION
    DOLLARS. So he went from being one of the most successful
    hog farmers in that part of Illionis, to also being the recipient of a massive cash payout. My point here is not to belittle the pain
    of being in a terrible car crash, or how traumatic it probably was for Jacyln as a child, to
    see her dad go through that. It’s to highlight the totally NOT rags to
    riches nature of Jaclyn’s upbringing. So as a result of the crash and insurance
    settlement, Jaclyn’s dad “got the call” from God and became an evangelical preacher,
    traveling to remote villages in Africa and China to spread the Gospel. According to him, “Some of the places we
    go aren’t even on the map. The safest place in the world to be is right
    where God tells you to be.” This, according to a man who was literally
    hit by a truck. His group, called International Harvest Ministries,
    was “essentially made up of six people,” which was basically Jaclyn’s family: her
    dad, her mom, her brother Nicholas, Nicholas’s wife, Jaclyn’s sister Rachel, and Jaclyn
    herself. So we’ve got a Christian non-profit, taking
    donations, which then do not have to be reported on their taxes–because religious nonprofits
    are exempt from reporting donations. Eventually, Jaclyn’s mom and dad got divorced,
    in 2012. Then, Jaclyn goes through controversy after
    controversy on YouTube. And on August 22, 2018, Jaclyn starts a non-profit
    corporation called Lions and Lipstick, Inc, which is a Christian non-profit, exempt from
    reporting taxes, and the people listed as directors of the corporation are: Jaclyn Hill,
    her brother Nicholas, her sister Rachel, and her mother Robin. It’s literally the same family members,
    minus her dad, involved in the same sort of fishy non-profit that her dad set up. Based on everything we know about Jaclyn,
    her pattern of lying, of manipulating her audience, of giving excuses for absolutely
    everything… based on all of that, is there some kind of conclusion we can draw, about
    why she would start a non profit that can take as many cash donations as it wants, without
    ever reporting a cent to the IRS? “You know what? I feel like I deserved it. So I did it.” These earrings did appear out of nowhere. I did just get a package from my mom. Some people inherit religious scams from their
    family, and… I got these. Jaclyn has mentioned that she is not close
    to her father, and there seem to have been undertones of financial abuse in that relationship. But here she is, years later, perpetuating
    that same cycle of financial abuse. Here’s a hypothetical situation, for anyone
    who is unfamiliar with how easy it is to hide money through a Christian nonprofit. Let’s say I’m a famous makeup YouTuber
    named Maclyn Mill. And you’re a famous celebrity named Bim
    Barbashian. We want to collaborate together on a YouTube
    series, and you’re going to pay me one million dollars. Then I, Maclyn, come up with a great idea! “Hey, Bim, instead of paying me a million
    dollars, which I will then have to report to the IRS, and pay taxes which would go to
    things like welfare programs, and the FDA which exists to ensure that my makeup doesn’t
    kill anyone, and stuff… How about you pay me one hundred thousand
    dollars for this series, and then you DONATE nine hundred thousand dollars to my charity,
    because we’re both definitely deeply spiritual people who definitely have strong religious
    convictions.” Bim would be like, “Maclyn, you’re a genius. Not only will you not have to pay taxes on
    that nine hundred thousand, but because it’s a charitable contribution, I can also write
    it off on MY taxes so I pay less to the IRS. I am deeply spiritual, as all of my market
    research has suggested I should be. Let’s do it.” Nonprofit laws don’t just allow this. Shameless rich people use lobbyists to influence
    state and federal politicians, specifically so that these laws are written in a way that
    they can exploit. It’s a feature of capitalism, not a bug. For example: this kind of tax avoidance is
    one of the key ways Donald Trump has been able to cheat the American public and evade
    paying taxes for decades. The Trump Foudnation was so shady that they
    were forced to dissolve, under supervision from a New York Judge. Oh, and gee, guess who was on the board of
    that foundation: Trump, his failsons, and his daughter Ivanka. New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood
    Said: “Our petition detailed a shocking pattern
    of illegality involving the Trump Foudnation–including unlawful coordination with the Trump presidential
    campaign, repeated and willful self-dealing, and much more. This amounted to the Trump Foundation functioning
    as little more than a checkbook to servew Mr Trump’s business and political interests.” Among those shady dealings was a 25,000 dollar
    contribution in 2013 to a group called And Justice For All, which supported the reelection
    of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. Bondi had been CONSIDERING investigating Trump
    University but gee ya know, wouldn’t ya know it, after that 25,000 dollar contribution,
    she just like, decided NOT to. That’s so fun. And if you even suggest cracking down on dark
    money in nonprofits, ESPECIALLY religious nonprofits, you’ll be accused of playing
    “politics.” To bring it back to foodstamps for a second:
    Foodstamps are a welfare program paid for by our tax dollars. Now that Jacyln is rich, she seems to not
    want to pay her fair share or be held accountable. And it’s not just her non-profit that’s
    questionable in terms of tax avoidance. Jaclyn has also filed multiple for-profit
    businesses in Delaware: a state that is very friendly to people who want to avoid paying
    taxes. So, she deserved to benefit from foodstamps,
    but doesn’t feel a responsibility to pay into that system? I can already imagine the YouTube comments:
    “But Maggie! she’s just trying to make a religious non-profit for what she believes
    in! She’s a Christian!” Which yes, call yourself whatever you want,
    but Jaclyn and her father are, as far as anyone can tell, the most awful kind of Evangelical
    Christian: the hypocritical kind who are driven entirely by greed. What would Prager U have to say about this? Well probably: “If she cares about profit,
    she has to care about her customers’ feelings and wellbeing, or they’ll abandon her and
    she’ll lose profit.” But if the only reason you “care” about
    people is that you hope to make money off of them in the future, then you don’t actually
    care about people. If people are just a means, and profit is
    the goal, then you do not care about people. Unless those people are sacks of money that
    you’ve put clothes on and hang out with in your room. One thing that obviously sets Jaclyn apart
    from famous capitalists of the past, is the social media connection between her and her
    fans. Jaclyn getting DRAGGED for her terrible products
    eventually led to her FINALLY [refunding] the hairy lipsticks. But only after thousands of angry fans staged
    a kind of cyber-protest. If no one had said anything, or even more
    scary, if social media didn’t exist… people wouldn’t have been able to share this information,
    or organize like this on such a massive scale. People getting their lipsticks in the mail
    might not even know that their lipsticks were literally moldy. It’s not a coincidence that a resurgence
    of socialist thinking has happened alongside the internet. The internet helps masses of people come together,
    and hold millionaires accountable. But not every company or influencer has the
    following that the beauty community has. Jaclyn is just one example, just one symptom
    of a much much larger problem. Celebrities, corporations, and shady nonprofits
    do these kinds of things all the time. There are metaphorical shards of plastic in
    lipsticks EVERYWHERE. So my makeup loving friends, or people who
    don’t want their lips to break out in an infection from a beauty guru’s products,
    or people who don’t care about makeup but are still trapped in a capitalist society,
    what’s the lesson to take away here? If you want to blame Jaclyn Hill by ALL MEANS
    do it, she sold lipsticks with plastic shards in it, my god, but also, maybe we should all
    be holding up our lipsticks in the air and asking for a better system, to ensure that
    people like Jaclyn can’t literally put people’s well-being in danger because she wants to
    get rid of the moldy lipsticks in her refrigerator. Also, supporting welfare programs like food
    stamps and shelters and creating safety nets for those who do fall on hard times, could
    hopefully help lessen the terrible ladder climbing mentality that capitalism supports. If there are programs to fall back on, it
    won’t be so life and death for the rest of us to make a living. The reason that I wanted to make this video,
    is because now everyone knows who Jaclyn Hill is. She just gained a LOT of social capital from
    this attention, and because she is a hyper capitalist, she will try and take advantge
    of that. She will make new makeup, she will try and
    capitalize on all the people who now know her name. But we, as the consumer, need to ask ourselves
    – do we want to give more money and power to a person who will most likely be hiding
    her taxes in a non-profit, taking away from community programs? Do we want to give more power to a person
    who already emotionally manipulates her fans and followers? Do we want to make these uber capitalists
    of the world, the Jeff Bezos, the Jack from Twitter, more influence so they can keep taking
    advantage of the system? Let’s not give Jaclyn and people like her
    a come-back. That story is old and tired, and it paints
    us as fools. And when she tries to make her eventual comeback–as
    her mom is laying the groudnwork for on Instagram–maybe don’t believe her schtick marketing about
    how she’s “changed” and how she’s really “sorry,” when she just tries to
    push more cheap makeup. I’m not saying that no one should have a
    comeback. I’m saying that if you do, you should change,
    grow, and learn from it. And she won’t. Today, if you walk into a makeup aisle, you’ll
    see makeup for diverse skin tones, and you’ll see the little bunny ear logos telling you
    that it’s cruelty free. Both of those are due to the beauty community
    being vocal, holding companies accountable, and demanding change. So, let’s see what else we can do. Not just for beauty products, but for society
    at large. Now, please welcome my friend Macklyn Mill
    who’s here to tell you about my Patreon. Hey you guys! Welcome to Maggie’s channel. Now I am putting up a list, these people have
    proven that they are good people by supporting Maggie on Patreon. Maggie’s videos are LUSH. they are RICH. They are EV-ER-E-THING-GA. EVERYTHING. I am obsessed. UGGGG You guys. The reason I talk about Maggie so much– MAGGIE
    MAGGIE MAGGIE –is not because they pay me to say that. Maggie. Maggie. Maggie. Maggie does pay me to say that. Maggie. Maggie Maggie. Okay, the only reason I talk about it is because
    Maggie is paying me to say that. Now I’m asking you to put money behind a
    product that I truly care about. Maggie! Thank you guys so so much, you’ve been there
    from the beginning. Thank you so much, god bless, and save Martha!

    How Ignition Coils Work
    Articles, Blog

    How Ignition Coils Work

    September 10, 2019


    Conventional automobiles burn gasoline in an internal combustion engine and convert that energy into motion but first a spark is needed to ignite the fuel mixture. This demonstration shows how twelve volt battery generates the high voltage required to create such a discharge. The heart of the car’s ignition system is its ignition coil. This coil is a kind of transformer a device that transfers voltage from one circuit to another either as a lower voltage or in the case of the ignition coil as a higher voltage. It does this by creating a changing magnetic field that induces a current in a conductor exposed to that field. A principle known as electromagnetic induction. Like other transformers an ignition coil consists in part of two coils of wire both wrapped around the same iron core. The inner or secondary coil has far more turns of wires in the primary or outer coil Making this a “step up” transformer that will convert the batteries 12 volts into some 40,000 volts of electricity. First we will close the knife switch to create a circuit that includes the battery and the induction coil. Although electrons move from negative to positive the convention is to think of electrical current as moving from positive to negative so that’s how we’ll show it here. As current flows to the primary coil the magnetic field gradually builds up around it as well as around the secondary coil housed inside. If we open the knife switch to stop the current. The magnetic field suddenly collapses. Due to the principle of electromagnetic induction this rapid change induces a surge of current in the secondary coil Which streams out and jumps the spark gap in the circuit. There is something else happening with the knife switch is opened – let’s watch again. This time keep your eyes on the capacitor. A simple coil of wire that can store electricity. When the knife switch opens and the field around the coil collapses That collapsing field around the primary coil induces a surge of current called back EMF in the primary coil. This unwanted surge of electricity travels back toward the switch. The job of the capacitor, called the condenser in auto ignition systems, Is to safely absorb the back EMF and prevent the surge from reaching the switch and creating a damaging spark across those points.