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  • Burn the Art

    Front & Verso picture of Imagine #3 a heavy textural, modern art, multi layered painting acrylic on Canvas in Cosmic X style of Jack Armstrong who became famous for the most expensive motorcycle in the world, "The Cosmic Harley Davidson". The painting was valued at $5m.

    Front & Verso picture of Imagine #3 (A.K.A. The Elvis Painting). It is an Original painting by Jack Armstrong in the style he founded Cosmic Extensionalism. Displays a multi-layered mosaic base with embedded hidden words. It was valued at $5 million USD.

    Front & Verso picture of Primalsun #! is a medium textured acrylic on canvas signed original. An early example of the cosmic x work by Jack Armstrong.  Unique, 1 of only 100 cosmic paintings in the world. Value circa $2 million in 2017..

    Front and Verso picture of Primalsun #1, one of the early acrylic on canvas cosmic paintings by Cosmic artist Jack Armstrong. It was valued at around $2 million in 2017.

    This stolen Lincoln car was customized to securely transport high-value art. The car was stolen with the art.  The paintings were extremely valuable Jack Armstrong originals. Police recovered the car only 4 months later.  The theft is still under investigation.

    This stolen Lincoln car was customized to securely transport high-value art. The car was stolen with the art. The paintings were extremely valuable Jack Armstrong originals. Police recovered the car only 4 months later. The theft is still under investigation.

    The world's most expensive motorcycle is the unique  kinetic art concept of  Robert Star and painted by Jack Armstrong in his very own Cosmic X  style. Sold originally for $3 million, it is currently back on sale at $50 million USD.

    The world's most expensive motorcycle is the unique kinetic art concept of Robert Star and painted by Jack Armstrong in his very own Cosmic X style. Sold originally for $3 million, it is currently back on sale at $50 million USD.

    Robert Star, CEO of SGI Inc., film director, and producer, conceived the Million Dollar Harley Davidson motorcycle, the world’s most expensive motorcycle. Painted by Jack Armstrong in his very own Cosmic X style, this launched him as a world-famous artist.

    Robert Star, CEO of SGI Inc., film director, and producer, conceived the Million Dollar Harley Davidson motorcycle, the world’s most expensive motorcycle. Painted by Jack Armstrong in his very own Cosmic X style, this launched him as a world-famous artist.

    The CEO of an art promotion company tells thieves to Burn the Art they stole over a year ago and explains why.

    Enter, stranger, but take heed Of what awaits the sin of greed... For those who take but do not earn, Must pay most dearly in their turn,”
    — J.K.Rowling
    BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, August 16, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Robert Star is the CEO of Star Global International Inc, an art promotion company that self-styles itself as “Thinking out of the box.” They conceived and produced the Million Dollar Harley Davidson in 2010. This unique piece of kinetic art was painted by Cosmic Artist Jack Armstrong and launched him on the world stage. It is the world’s most expensive motorcycle. Star is telling the thieves who stole two paintings by Armstrong valued at over $7 million to either return the art to its legal owners or burn it.
    In February last year, two unique paintings were taken when thieves stole Star’s car specially customized to conceal and securely transport high-value art. The paintings were being taken to an art buyer in Beverly Hills for viewing. The police recovered the vehicle but have so far been unable to retrieve the art. Their art theft recovery unit was part of the defunding cutbacks. Last November, Star authorized a press release offering a reward for their return. He has had seven contacts from different people, all with similar stories. They know somebody who knows somebody who physically has the paintings and is trying to sell them in China. CEO Star is confident that the paintings are still in California and that the thief or thieves are misconceived and holding out for a substantial reward.
    Star explained that if anyone is caught with these unique masterpieces, they have criminal liability and, if convicted, will go to prison. He advises them to return the paintings to their owners or burn the art. I asked Star about this somewhat extreme ‘burn” advice.
    Star responded, “My advice to the thieves may not be as extreme as it first sounds. These paintings are worthless to any thief because they are both secretly coded, and Star Global must issue an original certificate of origin. No collector or investor buying million-dollar rare art wants to buy a stolen work when it is so easily recognizable. They would undoubtedly contact Star Global to confirm the legitimacy of any painting. There are only 100 of these Cosmic paintings by Armstrong, who has vowed to the world that no more than 100 will ever exist.
    His inspiration to create only 100 of these exceptional cosmic paintings came from The Black Star Sapphire of Queensland (733 cts.), a $200 million gem he believed had magical powers and specifically instructed him that no more than 100 should ever exist. He has stated that if a stolen painting is returned, he will publicly burn any canvasses to maintain the number at precisely 100. Indeed, before he founded this new art form, Cosmic Extensionalism (Cosmic X), he burned all his prior paintings.
    Artists burning their works is not as unusual as it sounds—a Fanatical Monk Inspired 15th-Century Italians to burn their art. Damien Hirst just announced he would burn thousands of his paintings. Much of his work is said to be produced by assistants. Michelangelo, the Great Sculptor, burned his sketches so there would not be any evidence of the work and processes to get there. Before moving on from his previous traditional works, John Baldessari decided in 1970 to have them destroyed. There are more examples.

    Contemporary artists, from Gerhard Richter to Bansky, have followed in the footsteps of their predecessors. Ironically, some of these artists have proved that destroying their art isn’t always defeatist or for sheer vanity but allows for liberation, which inspires new levels of creativity. However, the reason for Jack Armstrong’s commitment to publicly burn his stolen art if recovered is as unique as his art itself.

    So, it’s simple, my message to the thieves is to burn the art or turn them into a local fire station and ask them to notify law enforcement. You will keep yourself out of harm’s way. This stolen cosmic art is bad mojo. Doing the right thing, the universe will reward you.”

    IAIN HAMMER PHD
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  • Treasure At The Bottom Of The Sea

    Gold Coins

    Global Marine Exploration (GME) vs the Country of France court case is set to go to trial in April of 2023 in federal court, Tallahassee, Florida.

    TALLAHASSEE , FLORIDA, USA, August 11, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Global Marine Exploration (GME) vs the Country of France case is set to go to trial in April of 2023 in federal court, Tallahassee, Florida. Steve Turner of the R W law firm, is the lead attorney of record.

    After GME’s win in the 11th circuit court of federal appeals against France Case no. 4:20-cv-00181, GME has asserted four claims against France:
    (1) And in personam salvage lien;
    (2) quasi contract/unjust enrichment’;
    (3) misappropriation of GME’S trade secret information and
    (4) interference with GME’s rights and relations.

    GME had received fourteen contracts with the State of Florida between early 2014 and late 2016 to explore and hopefully discover historical shipwrecks off Cape Canaveral in front of the NASA/USAF base. At enormous risk and costs, GME succeeded in finding five shipwrecks four of which matched with specific treasure wrecks they had been looking for based on research provided them by world renowned shipwreck historian and underwater archaeologist Robert Marx. But, after GME had taken all the risks and done all that work, the State of Florida, said they needed to look into what to do, as, until GME succeeded, no new shipwreck sites had been found in Florida waters in over 30 years. Then the State stopped answering the phone.

    In mid 2016 Florida’s State Archaeologist along with Florida’s Secretary of State collaborated (conspired) and negotiated with France, without GMEs involvement, to recover the five shipwrecks GME had discovered while under contract with the State of Florida. One of the shipwrecks had a potential to be French, but to date has not been proven 100%. France and Florida later in fact entered into an agreement to recover the shipwrecks and pushed GME to the side without any sort of compensation. Instead, giving unfounded and spurious reasons, Florida cancelled GME’s contract, without due process and without any sort of compensation.

    Although the treasures of these shipwrecks listed in historical records, has been estimated be to hundreds of millions to over one billion dollars, the monetary benefit to France and the State of Florida from these shipwrecks would eventually be in the tens of billions of dollars due to increased tourism. GME would be entitled to sixty percent of the estimated value of the treasure for their monetary risks, project percentage completed, years of work and their successful discovery of these historical ships.

    GME continues to move forward while looking into potential litigation finance.

    For further information on the facts of this case contact:
    Robert Pritchett-772-205-8184
    Bpb1313@gmail.com

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  • Mad Max Publishing, announced author Ruben Alcoba, Esq, book recently went to number one on Amazon

    DORAL, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 5, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Mad Max Publishing, announced its newest bestselling author Ruben Alcoba, Esq, whose recently released book, “How to Secure Patents for NFTS, DEFI, Crypto and Smart Contracts” quickly climbed the charts to become a number one bestseller on July 30, 2022.

    Published, Promoted and Reached #1 National Bestseller on Amazon.

    Ruben Alcoba, Esq is a registered Miami patent attorney that specializes in protecting intellectual property in the crypto and blockchain marketplace. Mr. Alcoba has over 20 years of experience as a patent attorney with over 400 patents filed and more than 2,500 trademarks filed. He has worked with many clients helping them to protect their ideas. He shares this valuable knowledge in this book helping inventors protect their ideas.

    Ruben Alcoba, esq
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  • BRIAN NICOLAS MAKES BIG HITTING IMPACT IN THE 2022 APPALACHIAN SUMMER COLLEGIATE

    BRIAN NICOLAS AT CARLFEE PARK

    SUMMER 2022

    BRIAN NICOLAS GETTING READY FOR GAME TIME AT CALFEE PARK SUMMER 2022

    AT THE BALL PARK CARLFEE SUMMER 2022

    AT THE BALL PARK CARLFEE

    BRIAN NICOLAS MAKES BIG HITTING IMPACT IN THE 2022 APPALACHIAN SUMMER COLLEGIATE

    LANGHORNE, PA, UNITED STATES, August 3, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- BRIAN NICOLAS MAKES BIG HITTING IMPACT IN THE 2022 APPALACHIAN SUMMER COLLEGIATE

    LANGHORNE, PA, UNITED STATES, August 3, 2021 / Collegiate Baseball Player Brian Nicolas who is from Langhorne PA and who played in the MEAC Collegiate Baseball League during the 2022 Spring season has made a big impact in the 2022 Appalachian collegiate summer baseball league. Nicolas was the 1st Team All-MEAC at third base… MEAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player… MEAC All-Tournament Team… 1x MEAC Player of the Week (3/21). Nicolas will be a rising senior for the 2023 year playing Division 1 baseball for Coppin State University under the baseball director of Coach Sherman Reed

    Nicolas has made a big impact in the Major League Baseball and USA Baseball Appalachian Collegiate league this 2022 summer. BRIAN NICOLAS WHO IS PLAYING AT CALFEE PARK, VIRGINIA SUMMER 2022 FOR THE PULASKI TURTLE under the direction of Clark Christ who is the current team manager is playing second base. Brian Nicolas goes 5-for-6, 2 3B, 5 RBI, R, BB ON 8/1/22 with a hitting average of 409. Brian Nicolas had 5 hits & drove in 5 in against the Bluefield Ridge Runners in a doubleheader split on 8/1/22. Nicolas joined THE PULASKI TURTLE in late July of 2022.

    The Appalachian League is a collegiate summer baseball league that operates in the Appalachian regions of Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina. Designed for rising freshmen and sophomores using wood bats, its season runs from June to August. The summer league is organized by Major League Baseball and USA Baseball.

    Major League Baseball and USA Baseball are currently working jointly in a format which allows the Appalachian League to feature the nation’s top rising college freshmen and sophomores in wood-bat play each summer. The new format affirms MLB’s commitment to the region, maintains the existing branding of the league, and assures that the Appalachian League will continue to host high-caliber baseball and future Major Leaguers for years to come.

    The Appalachian League is a part of the Prospect Development Pipeline (“PDP”), the collaborative effort between MLB and USA Baseball to help establish a player development pathway for amateur baseball players in the United States. In addition, the summer collegiate league will be an integral part of the identification and development process for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team and other future national teams.

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  • Neama Rahmani's "Harvard To Hashtag" Chronicles a federal prosecutor's frustrations with Politicians & Drug Traffickers

    High-profile litigator’s memoir helps lawyers become better, and better known

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, July 28, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- In his memoir, HARVARD TO HASHTAG: MY JOURNEY FROM BIG LAW TO BUSINESS OWNER (publishing Aug. 2), attorney Neama Rahmani recalls his journey from Harvard Law School (he was one of its youngest-ever graduates) to Assistant U.S. Attorney taking down drug traffickers, to government watchdog policing corrupt politicians, and finally to his current role as president of a 100-employee plaintiffs’ firm battling the “evil empire” of insurance companies and unethical corporations.

    Rahmani has become a go-to media legal analyst for every trending legal news story, from the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard trial to the Capitol Riot. But few people know the impressive journey through many realms of the legal profession that informs his view of the justice system. When it comes to the law, Rahmani has seen it all, and anyone interested in what attorneys deal with behind the scenes when prosecuting a case in criminal or civil court will find much to appreciate in the book. Rahmani explains the importance of having all the attorneys at his firm answer a 24-hour customer intake line and that taking on high quality cases accounts for most of the company’s revenue. The book also provides valuable lessons for entrepreneurs, as Rahmani describes how he assembled a team of risk-taking “riverboat gamblers” and his use of social media as the engine for his marketing.

    In the memoir, written with Gina Keating (author of the critically-acclaimed “Netflixed”), Rahmani unabashedly acknowledges that he once craved prestige and he reflects on the unexpected turn of events that led him away from the judgeship he saw in his future and toward becoming president of a downtown Los Angeles personal injury and employment law firm.

    A child of Iranian immigrants, Rahmani knew from an early age growing up in Orange County, Calif., how much of his family’s social standing had been swept away by the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Rahmani’s drive to succeed resulted in his starting at UCLA at age 16. Just six years later, he was a graduate of Harvard Law School bound for a job in Los Angeles as an associate at the multinational law firm O’Melveny & Myers LLP.

    The experience of being one of many lawyers serving corporate clients, and of representing the Catholic Church in sex abuse cases, left him feeling cold. He left big law for the U.S.-Mexico border, as a federal prosecutor trying to staunch the flow of illegally trafficked people and narcotics coming north from Mexico. Ultimately, Rahmani knew that U.S. authorities could only hope to capture a small percent of traffickers, but he carried on with the work. It was a similar story a few years later when, as Director of Enforcement for the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission, he came to grasp the scope of corruption among elected officials and realized “policing politicians was a lot like the war on drugs … it can’t be won.”

    Rahmani was recruited to help grow West Coast Trial Lawyers by Allen Patatanyan, an old companion from O’Melveny & Myers, who promised Rahmani that being a plaintiffs’ attorney was the closest he would get to being a prosecutor while being well paid. The book details the difficulties of building a law firm from scratch, the big victories on behalf of marginalized people that make it all worthwhile and the legal cases that have made the biggest impact on Rahmani over the years. Overall, what Rahmani has found matters most is the ability to use the justice system to provide some redistribution of wealth from wrongdoers to people whose losses are too great to measure, which Rahmani compares to having the chance to play Robin Hood.

    Along the way, Rahmani opens up about his previous love of gambling, marrying and starting a family with another child of Persian immigrants (whom he happened to meet in Las Vegas) and what achieving so much early in his life taught him about success.

    All proceeds from the book will go to Children’s Law Center of California, which provides representation for abused, neglected or abandoned children and youth under the jurisdiction of dependency court.

    Neama is available for interviews and copies of the book will be provided upon request to members of the media.

    Alex Dobuzinskis
    Newsroom PR
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  • Nathan Love, the studio behind Snoop Dogg and Eminem’s Bored Ape music video, and BoredJobs announce a partnership

    NFT IP Marketplace BoredJobs.com Logo

    The logo of Nathan Love

    The partnership ensures brands hiring Bored Ape NFTs have world-class creative expertise at their disposal when bringing the popular characters to life

    As brands and clients of all types look to make world-class creative campaigns featuring Bored Ape Yacht Club characters, the demand for teams who can execute those visions will continue to rise.”
    — Patrick McLain
    SINGAPORE, REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE, July 27, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Today, MouseBelt–an ecosystem building the future of blockchain and web3 innovation, media, and education–announced a strategic partnership between its Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT IP licensing marketplace BoredJobs.com, and Nathan Love, an award-winning animation studio located in NYC.

    This partnership marks the most recent development by both companies to bring the popular Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection into the mainstream. Most notably, Nathan Love was responsible for creating one of the most popular videos featuring Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs. On the final day of the Apefest 2022 event at NFT.NYC guests saw the premiere of this video from two celebrities who've purchased Bored Apes, Eminem and Snoop Dogg.

    As fans enjoyed the video created by Nathan Love, the MouseBelt team was mere days away from releasing the first version of Boredjobs.com, which would quickly become the world's largest NFT IP licensing marketplace. In the first month since launch, Boredjobs.com has seen over 1000 requests from owners who want to claim their ape and brands looking to license IP from Bored Ape owners.

    "As brands and clients of all types look to make world-class creative campaigns featuring Bored Ape Yacht Club characters, the demand for teams who can execute those visions will continue to rise. The partnership between Nathan Love and BoredJobs.com will serve as the gold standard for the NFT space," says Patrick McLain, co-founder of MouseBelt.

    This mutual partnership will allow both brands to focus on what each other does best. BoredJobs will focus on growing the ape owners in its catalog while bringing new brand and client deals to Nathan Love. For Nathan Love, they will leverage past expertise in helping clients such as Nickelodeon, Kellogg's, Activision/Blizzard, Coca-Cola, and music videos with Katy Perry, Eminem, and Snoop Dogg, to bring the client's ideas to life.

    In discussing the partnership, Joe Burrascano, Executive Creative Director / Founder of Nathan Love, said, "Our studio is excited by the new opportunities emerging in the web3 space, as our expertise in character creation, world building and storytelling is uniquely positioned to help brands create and explore a whole new universe of potential. Having MouseBelt as a partner as we dive deeper into this world is a dream come true, and I’m eager to show the world what’s possible. ."


    About MouseBelt:

    MouseBelt is a globally recognized full-service blockchain accelerator that works to invest in early-stage blockchain projects. Our development shop, MouseBelt Engineering - is a team of engineers who work to build out projects. Our MouseBelt University Program is one of the largest associations of student blockchain organizations globally, bringing together over 80+ institutions in 14 countries. In addition to working directly with students, we have built relationships with administrators and faculty at these institutions to drive more cross-campus and industry collaborations.

    After spending the last two years working on various forms of web3 media, MouseBelt decided to create BoredJobs.com. Past media work includes interviews with crypto leaders, hosting some of the most significant web3 events, creating a crypto Hollywood docuseries, and eventually animating 100+ Bored (and Mutant) Apes resulting in some of the most popular NFT videos globally.

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    Nathan Love is an independent Animation Production Company headquartered in New York City. We are passionate about character-driven storytelling, weaving heart and humor into everything we do. Our work is shaped by a diverse global roster of creative directors, each bringing their unique style and distinctive voice.

    We have participated in countless animated endeavors, including projects with Nickelodeon, Kellogg's, Activision/Blizzard, Coca-Cola, and music videos with Katy Perry, Eminem, and Snoop Dogg. With an incredible team, over two decades of experience, and the support of our legendary partner, Aardman, no assignment is too big, and no idea is too small.

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  • POST-JAN 6TH: ARTIST & FORMER TRUMP SUPPORTER’S SMITHSONIAN FREE-SPEECH LEGAL WAR CONTINUES - EXPOSE’ IN NEW BOOK

    Flipped portrait of President Trump by Julian Raven after January 6th coup attempt.

    The disgraceful insurrection on January 6th, 2021 caused artist Julian Raven to completely rescind his support for former President Trump.

    New Book 'Odious and Cerberus: An American Immigrant's Odyssey and his Free-Speech Legal War Against Smithsonian Corruption'

    Front cover of new book by artist and former Trump supporter Julian Raven

    Raven's gripping odyssey is graphically depicted in the free-speech trilogy.

    The Return of the Raven is now, the final chapter in 'Odious and Cerberus: An American Immigrant's Odyssey and his Free-Speech Legal War Against Smithsonian Corruption' By Julian Raven

    ARTIST JULIAN RAVEN SPLIT WITH TRUMP OVER JANUARY 6TH; DEMANDS EXPLANATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY

    ...a wonderful book about his own Pilgrim’s Progress confrontation with America's cultural and legal elite—a funny, revealing, and entertaining story of one man’s struggle against overwhelming odds.”
    — Laurence Jarvik
    WASHINGTON D.C., DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, July 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- New York Artist Julian Raven continues his 1st Amendment free-speech crusade with the release of his new book, ‘Odious and Cerberus: An American Immigrant’s Odyssey and his Free-Speech Legal War Against Smithsonian Corruption.’ On the heels of over three years of litigation that took Raven all the way up the marble steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, his new book documents and exposes the glaring and unresolved legal enigma that the mysterious Smithsonian Institution continues to present to the Washington D.C. landscape and the American tax-payer, to the tune of 700 million dollars per year.

    Raven’s giant 7x15 foot presidential portrait of Donald Trump, painted in the summer of 2015, was seen across the nation and unmistakably in Washington D.C. It was the feature article in the August 2019 Washingtonian magazine and on the front page of the Washington Times, having been odiously rejected by the National Gallery’s Director Kim Sajet. The unprecedented free-speech claims against the Smithsonian were the catalyst to uncovering an even greater Smithsonian legal dilemma; That of, what exactly is the Smithsonian Institution? What is the entity status of the Smithsonian Institution?

    Raven exhaustively documents the legal schizophrenia he encountered, which is pertinently illustrated in Federal Judge Trevor McFadden’s ruling, claiming that the Smithsonian Institution is the government “through and through…the National Portrait Gallery has historically communicated messages from the government, in the sense that it compiles the artwork of third parties for display on government property” and yet Peter G. Powers, former Smithsonian’s general counsel, from another Smithsonian scandal documented in the book, said: “that virtually all Smithsonian properties, including the museums on the Mall in Washington, legally belong to the Institution and not to the federal government….” In a speech written for Chief Justice Warren Burger, he quotes Chief Justice Howard Taft in his capacity as Smithsonian Chancellor saying, “The Smithsonian is not, and never has been considered a government bureau. It is a private institution under the guardianship of the government” This legal conundrum in Raven’s case is so severe that the federal court’s ruling continues to violate the separation of powers doctrine, trampling Raven’s 1st Amendment rights. The Supreme Court rejected this unresolved issue of federal law. It will only now be resolved with a congressional amendment to the Smithsonian Act of 1846, the pursuit of which is Raven’s next chapter on his remarkable American odyssey.

    Raven’s support for former president Trump came crashing down at the January 6th insurrection. Raven publicly called the former president to repent and resign in the Washington Times and the Washingtonian magazine.

    To set up an interview, please visit the contact tab at www.odiousandcerberus.com or visit www.julianraven.com

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  • Holocaust Survivor Joe Rubinstein Passes Away at 101

    Joe Rubinstein on his 101st birthday, September 16, 2021. Photo by John Pregulman: jsp.robmerpartners@gmail.com

    Joe Rubinstein holding a copy of the book about his life: Auschwitz #34207 The Joe Rubinstein Story (photo by Crystal Merrill 2019)

    Joe Rubinstein holding a copy of the book about his life: Auschwitz #34207 The Joe Rubinstein Story (photo by Crystal Merrill 2019)

    Holocaust survivor Joe Rubinstein holding photo of his beloved mother  that he had not seen since he was taken from the Radom, Poland, Ghetto in 1941

    Holocaust survivor Joe Rubinstein holding photo of his beloved mother who perished in the Holocaust

    "Love Life. Love God. Love each other. That’s all there is.”— Joe Rubinstein

    I cannot imagine a world without Joe, but thankfully his life, legacy, and lessons will live on through the example he set for us all. Joe gave us an inspirational map on how to deal with adversity.”
    — Author Nancy Sprowell Geise
    CASTLE ROCK, CO, UNITED STATES, July 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Holocaust survivor Joe Rubinstein passed away peacefully in Loveland, Colorado, on July 18, 2022. Joe was the believed to be the oldest known Holocaust survivor in Colorado.

    Icek Jakub Rubinsztejn ”Joe Rubinstein” was born on September 16, 1920 in Radom, Poland. After Germany invaded Poland, Joe and his family were sent to the Radom Ghetto in 1941.

    Two weeks later, Joe was taken from the ghetto and sent to several concentration camps. Joe never saw his family again. His widowed mother, Reska, his older brother, Dawid, Joe’s identical twin, Chaim, his younger brother, Abram, and younger sister, Laja, were all believed murdered at the Treblinka Death camp following the “liquidation” of the Radom Ghetto in 1942.

    “It is my deepest prayer,” said Nancy Sprowell Geise, author of the award-winning book about his life, Auschwitz #34207 - The Joe Rubinstein Story, “that at this moment Joe is in the loving embrace of his beloved family. Although he survived decades without them, they never were far from his thoughts and heart. Even at the age of 101, Joe could not speak of them without weeping.”

    Throughout his life, Joe defied the odds. He went on, not only to survive several of the most notorious Nazi concentration camps, including over two years at Auschwitz/Birkenau, but to live a long, productive, and joy-filled life. Joe and his bride, Irene, moved to the United States in 1949. Joe would become one of New York City’s leading shoe designers, working for such iconic companies as Korkease Shoes, Herbert Levine Shoes, Nina Shoes, Gelbrow Shoes, and later in California for Sbicca of California and Cherokee of California.

    Joe’s philosophy of living so long: “Eat right, exercise every day and help each other. That’s what I did.”

    Geise said, “For nearly 70 years Joe never told anyone about his story because he did not think anything good could come of it. After the book about his life was published, Joe was deeply touched by the many letters and feedback he got from people around the world telling him that if he found a way to live a joy-filled life after losing all he did, then they knew they could find a way to face their troubles."

    Geise is grateful that Joe finally decided to tell his story so that his family of origin will never be forgotten. "He became a voice for many who perished in the Holocaust and did not live to share their stories."

    “He was an inspiration to so many,” Geise said. “He will continue to be an inspiration for future generations about not giving in to despair and not turning to darkness. Instead, Joe saw the best in people. He lived into the idea of how we each have a choice in how we respond to adversity. Joe chose joy.”

    Joe is survived by his wife, Irene, of 74 years, a son, daughter-in-law, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

    On his 100th birthday, the City of Fort Collins, Colorado, declared the day “Joe Rubinstein Day."

    Geise said, "Joe told me in one of the last conversations I had with him, that every day he thanks God that he is alive, but that he is ready when God calls him home. Joe loved to remind people that life is precious and that we should never give up on it. I am grateful that he never did."


    To learn more about Joe's remarkable life: Auschwitz #34207 - The Joe Rubinstein Story https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VRZ40B2/

    ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1939919120

    Author website: www.nancygeise.com

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  • READING MATTERS Hailed as Illuminating Why Literature Makes a Difference

    Reading Matters cover showing a palmprint on the wet sand

    Reading Matters cover

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    Author Janet Levine

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    Bestselling Author Invites Readers into Provocative Look at Great Books

    ...deserves recognition and discussion in a variety of ways--from book clubs to college teachers seeking a modern discussion of why classic literature remains relevant and important.”
    — Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review
    BOULDER, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, July 20, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The release today of Janet Levine’s READING MATTERS deepens young Armin Lear Press’ commitment to serving curious, questioning readers of all ages. In her book, Levine—author of the very popular INSIDE APARTHEID—proves that classic literature has fresh, provocative ideas that today’s readers will find relevant and essential.

    Endorsements for the book provide the “why” on the book’s importance:

    Great writing in great stories can draw the reader into another’s walk, another’s way. It’s the beginning of human understanding and moral development, qualities sorely needed in today’s world. Levine’s book is an educator’s compelling testimony to that enduring truth.
    --Deval L. Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts 2007-2015 (BA, Harvard, English and American Literature)

    Janet Levine’s thoughtful and creative approach to the act of reading is greatly important. For a reader who fought censorship most of her life, this book showed me how the freedom to read is an essential link to personal growth and our ability to be pro-active and make a better world.
    --Barbara M. Jones, Ph.D. Retired, Director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association; Executive Director, Freedom to Read Foundation

    As a systems convener of learning communities for over 40 years, I find Levine’s book engages inspiring readings that offer effective catalysts for change in mind structure. This book reflects her life’s work as an educator.
    —Milton D. Cox, Founder and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, The Journal on Excellence in College Teaching

    An inspiring demonstration of how great literature can change our minds, and our lives.
    —Tom Harper, prize-winning author of The Orpheus Descent

    About the Author

    Janet Levine was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and has lived in the US since 1984. Her first work Inside Apartheid (Contemporary Books, 1988) earned national attention in the US from The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, NPR’s Fresh Air, all major TV networks at the time, and many other major national media outlets.

    Levine is an author, educator, and non-profit entrepreneur. In addition to Reading Matters and Inside Apartheid, she is the author of two other acclaimed works of non-fiction: Know Your Parenting Personality (Wiley 2004) and The Enneagram Intelligences (Greenwood Publishing Group 1999) nominated for the 2002 Grawemeyer Education Award. Her books are translated into several languages.

    Her upcoming novel is Liv’s Ghosts, a Spring 2023 title that will also be published by Armin Lear Press.

    About Armin Lear Press

    Armin Lear was founded with the purpose of publishing books connecting people with ideas that make our lives richer, more fulfilling, and happier. Its founders have 29 years of publishing experience. The company headquarters is near Boulder, CO with a production office in Arlington, VA and a design team near Boston, MA. Armin Lear is a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association and distributes its books worldwide in English through Ingram.

    TITLE Reading Matters
    SUBTITLE How Literature Influences Life
    AUTHOR Janet Levine
    ISBN 978-1-956450-20-0 (HC)
    978-1-956450-14-9 (PB)
    978-1-956450-15-6 (eBook)
    PRICE $24.95; $18.95; $9.99
    PUB DATE July 20, 2022

    Judith A Bailey
    Armin Lear Press
    jbailey@arminlear.com

  • Lafarge’s Lordstown Demolition Landfill May Shut Down Soon

    Hydrogen Sulfide odor can be detected as low as 8 parts per billion. Chronic exposure can lead to a wide variety of health problems.

    H2S's odor can be detected at 8 parts per billion. Chronic exposure can lead to a wide variety of health problems. Children and people with asthma and heart conditions are particularly vulnerable. Acute exposure to H2S can cause paralysis and death. Illustration in ppm

    Ohio EPA has been pushing landfills to burn H2S which produces SO2 gas. SO2 causes headaches, nausea, tremors, convulsions and is hurtful to children with developing lungs. It can cause asthma, bronchitis and emphysema.

    Ohio EPA allows landfills to burn H2S and produce SO2 gas but will not restrict huge waste volumes that cause the problem. SO2 causes headaches, nausea, tremors, convulsions and is especially hurtful to children. Sunny Farms is now one of Ohio's largest air polluters.

    Lafarge's Lordstown Landfill has violated the Ohio EPA's hydrogen sulfide limit more than 1,000 times and nearly 100 times in the first months of 2022.

    Lafarge's Lordstown Landfill has violated the Ohio EPA's hydrogen sulfide limit more than 1,000 times and nearly 100 times in the first months of 2022. In May, Ohio EPA authorized Lafarge to burn Lordstown's H2S without an air permit but no waste volume restrictions.

    On-going Compliance and Toxic Gas Problems Push Closure Decision as Competitor asks Ohio EPA for Massive Tonnage Increase

    If they have too many problems with 4500 tons...what do you think is going to happen here with 12,000 tons? …The C&D is out of control”
    — Lori Poignon, Resident living near the Sunny Farms Landfill
    CLEVELAND, OHIO, USA, July 18, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Lafarge's demolition and construction waste (C&D) landfill in Lordstown, Ohio may be closing years early due to on-going compliance problems, toxic gas issues and long term mismanagement. Lafarge, now known as LafargeHolcim, is one of the world's largest cement producers.

    The 130 acre Lordstown Landfill began operations in 2004 and created several complicated environmental issues. During the preparatory excavation, Lafarge deeply over-excavated the initial waste cells. The excavation exposed multiple groundwater tables which poured 30 million gallons a year into the waste from the base and sides of the landfill. Lafarge management never reported the perpetual problem.

    During an Ohio EPA inspection in 2015, Lafarge was caught pumping 100,000 gallons a day of water from under the landfill into a pond. The ammonia-contaminated water discharged into a tributary of Duck Creek. This, in part, led to a consent order in 2016 which included 31 orders and a $2.8 million dollar fine which was reduced over 90% to $270,000. Unfortunately, the groundwater intrusion is irrevocable and can only be controlled by an intercepting pump system which must be operated indefinitely.

    95% of the C&D waste which Lafarge receives originates from outside Ohio and is railed in by CSX via New York. C&D (which 90% is demolition) usually includes asbestos insulation, lead from paint and plumbing fixtures, arsenic from treated lumber, formaldehyde in household paneling, mercury in switches and thermostats and mold from drywall. 95% of the demolished buildings pre-date the EPA by half a century.

    Also, there are very few regulations which require obsolescent structures to be cleaned out before demolition — so paints, chemicals, waste oils, pesticides, electronics, solvents and lab wastes from debilitated garages, barns, factories, medical facilities and homes are included. Moreover, garbage and other more expensive wastes can be mixed into the outbound material.

    Consequently, C&D creates a wide range of poisonous gases as it decomposes in a landfill. A partial list of toxic gases includes hydrogen sulfide, carbon disulfide, carbonyl sulfide, n-propyl mercaptan, thiophene and diethyl sulfide. Several of these gases smell like rotten eggs and several can enter your body through the skin. The putrid smell led to hundreds of odor and illness complaints by Lafarge’s neighbors through the past 17 years.

    More details on the nature of Lordtown's toxic gas emerged in 2019 after dozens of shallow landfill samples were analyzed by an independent laboratory. While hydrogen sulfide’s (H2S) rotten-egg odor can be detected by most people at 10 parts per billion (ppb), Lordstown's in-situ hydrogen sulfide gas concentrations reach a staggering 39,000,000 ppb with carbon disulfide at 90,000 ppb.

    For reference, a recent Supreme Court decision in England on a case, filed by a citizen for her dying child born with lung disease, set a limit for the perpetrating C&D landfill at one (1) ppb of H2S.

    For 15 years Lafarge downplayed the odor issue and never installed a toxic gas control or safety system. The Ohio EPA demanded one through a second consent order in October 2019.

    Lafarge installed a low-budget gas-control system in 2020; it completely failed to stop both the gas emissions and complaints. Components of the system were destroyed by sulfuric acid created by landfill moisture reacting with the hyper-concentrated hydrogen sulfide. Massive leaks in the system exposed workers to the toxic gases; multiple people were sickened and an employee was hospitalized.

    Lordstown has violated the Ohio EPA 2016 consent order’s 20 ppb level for off-site H2S more than 1,000 times and nearly 100 times in the first months of 2022.

    On May 10, 2022, the Ohio EPA authorized Lafarge to install a rented landfill gas burner, without an air permit, to further study the landfill's gaseous toxins. It will produce SO2, a priority pollutant, which causes its own health problems.

    Lafarge is currently operating without a license. The Trumbull County Health Department tabled the license decision in December 2021. License application documents indicate Lordstown has approximately eight years of remaining airspace and only few waste cells left for construction.

    Personnel indicate the overwhelming environmental management problems may force Lafarge to close the site. Upon closure, numerous long-term controls must be implemented per EPA regulations and consent orders. Lafarge must seal and maintain the landfill's leaking clay cap, control the stormwater, pump and monitor the groundwater, control the toxic gas, monitor the surrounding air quality and maintain millions of dollars for post-closure funding for a minimum 25 years.

    A 34-page verified complaint regarding Lordstown’s leaking clay cap was submitted to the Ohio EPA in July 2022. A verified complaint filed in June 2021 led to 14 different land and water violations in October 2021.

    Sunny Farms Landfill, located near Fostoria in western Ohio, is a competitor of Lafarge’s landfill. Sunny Farms also rails 97% of its waste from the East Coast through CSX. Sunny Farms also has a long history of choking its neighbors with H2S and now emits approximately 3,000 tons a year of sulfur dioxide from burning landfill gas.

    In apparent anticipation of Lordstown’s early closure, Sunny Farms has asked the Ohio EPA to increase their waste allowance by 4,500 tons per day — which equates closely to Lordstown’s average daily waste receipts. Ohio EPA's approval would increase Sunny Farms' intake to 12,000 tons a day making it one of the largest landfills in the multi-state area. The volume is equivalent to 1,000 curbside garbage trucks every day. Sunny Farms is also asking to operate 24 hours/day.

    Upon learning of the massive out-of-state waste increase request, Lori Poignon, one leader of a large group opposing the Sunny Farms Landfill stated “If they have too many problems with 4500 tons...what do you think is going to happen here with 12,000 tons? …The C&D is out of control”

    Based on the habitually poor performance of LafargeHolcim’s management team, closing the Lordstown Landfill may be in everyone’s best interest — except, of course — for those living near Fostoria, Ohio.

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  • APOTHEOSIS Pokes Multicultural Hornet’s Nest

    Apotheosis cover with female enveloped in flame at center

    Apotheosis cover

    Bruce Westrate headshot

    Bruce Westrate

    The Thousand Acres logo is a take-off on the original Armin Lear Press logo, which is a stylized crown.

    Thousand Acres is the fiction imprint of Armin Lear Press.

    Novel Spotlights Legal Fight Over Right to Perform “Religious” Ritual

    BOULDER, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, July 14, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- APOTHEOSIS begins with the illegal practice of a ritual in the backwoods of Indiana. Those responsible assert their cultural and religious rights when arrested for performing the ceremony in which a very young widow--merely a child--throws herself on a funeral pyre. The novel is the latest release by Armin Lear Press’ fiction imprint, Thousand Acres.

    On an early morning one November, two teenaged hunters emerge from their pickup in a forest, intent on bagging a buck before noon. While preparing the site, their attention is riveted to a nearby stand of beech trees. The two friends get vastly more than they bargained for, as they stumble across a revival of the ancient, banned Hindu rite known as sati.

    A ten-year old girl, burned to death on the funeral pyre of her “husband,” becomes the focal point of a trial in which her father-in-law is called to account for complicity in the ceremony which took her young life.

    The local prosecutor soon finds himself embroiled in a spectacular case, swirling around issues of religious toleration, cultural bigotry, and multicultural diversity, which sweep the small community into a vortex of national publicity and communal conflict.

    About the Author
    Bruce Westrate teaches history at a prep school in Dallas, Texas, but was born and raised in rural southwest lower Michigan. He holds three degrees in History from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and is the author of the very well-received The Arab Bureau (Penn State Press, 1992), which is still in print. In addition to authoring book reviews and a column for the National Review, Westrate contributed a chapter on the subject at the center of this novel to Rediscovering the British Empire (Krieger, 2002), titled “Acknowledged Truths: Lord Bentinck and the Abolition of Sati.” Westrate lives in Dallas with Sally, his wife of more than four decades.

    About Armin Lear Press
    Armin Lear was founded with the purpose of publishing books connecting people with ideas that make our lives richer, more fulfilling, and happier. Its founders have 29 years of publishing experience. The company headquarters is near Boulder, CO with a production office in Arlington, VA and a design team near Boston, MA. Armin Lear is a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association and distributes its books worldwide in English through Ingram.

    TITLE Apotheosis
    AUTHOR Bruce Westrate
    ISBN 978-1-956450-31-6 (PB)
    978-1-956450-32-3 (eBook)
    PRICE $24.95 (PB), $9.99 (eBook)
    PUB DATE July 14, 2022

    Judith A Bailey
    jbailey@arminlear.com
    Armin Lear Press

  • WARDING OFF EVILDOERS Delivers Critical Insights on IDing and Avoiding People Who Harm

    Warding Off Evildoers cover

    Warding Off Evildoers cover

    Author Joan Arehart-Treichel headshot

    Author Joan Arehart-Treichel headshot

    The Armin Lear Press logo is a stylized crown.

    Armin Lear Press logo

    Award-winning Science Writer Awakens, Entertains, Informs about Behavior of Evil People

    ...a vivid piece of forensic psychology that explores the creation, intent, and operations of the criminal mind...WARDING OFF EVILDOERS is highly recommended.”
    — Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review
    WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, July 13, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- WARDING OFF EVILDOERS, just released by Armin Lear Press, is award-winning science writer Joan Arehart-Treichel’s riveting exploration of the minds and motives of evil people, as well as a guidebook to staying safe. She also makes the argument that there are evil impulses in all of us and offers informed advice about how we can keep from becoming evildoers ourselves or turning our children into one of them.

    The book taps not only the knowledge, observations, and analyses of forensic experts, but also scientific study findings to see what they can tell us about who evildoers are, how they got that way, and most crucially, how we can protect ourselves and our loved ones from them.

    “WARDING OFF EVILDOERS is a must-read book for anyone serious about understanding violent offenders and the origins of evil. This book is packed full of interesting details and studies and provides some great insight into the architecture of evil. Joan has a knack for writing in a very engaging and conversational tone, and the end result is a scholarly book that reads almost like a novel. Do yourself a favor and read this important book. You will be glad that you did.”
    Kevin Beaver, PhD, professor of criminology
    at Florida State University in Tallahassee

    “WARDING OFF EVILDOERS is an expose of those who commit evil and represents a vivid piece of forensic psychology that explores the creation, intent, and operations of the criminal mind. It comes from a senior staff writer for Psychiatric News and synthesizes decades of Joan Arehart-Treichel's interviews with psychiatrists on the subject, as well as her research into studies of criminal minds... The result is a powerful lesson in personal safety, moral and ethical choices, and better understanding the incarnation and presence of evildoers at all levels of society. While WARDING OFF EVILDOERS is highly recommended for any general-interest library, its message will ideally be profiled in mental health, safety, and awareness groups and book clubs dedicated to psychological understanding and improving members' lives with better information.”
    Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

    About the Author
    Joan Arehart-Treichel is an award-winning science writer who has written four previous books for the public about scientific advances, notably Biotypes: The Critical Link Between Your Personality and Your Health. For 15 years, she worked as a senior staff writer for Psychiatric News, a newspaper published by the American Psychiatric Association for psychiatrists.

    About Armin Lear Press
    Armin Lear was founded with the purpose of publishing books connecting people with ideas that make our lives richer, more fulfilling, and happier. Its founders have 29 years of publishing experience. The company headquarters is near Boulder, CO with a production office in Arlington, VA and a design team near Boston, MA. Armin Lear is a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association and distributes its books worldwide in English through Ingram.

    TITLE Warding Off Evildoers
    AUTHOR Joan Arehart-Treichel
    ISBN 978-1956450255 (PB)
    978-1-956450-26-2 (eBook)
    PRICE $18.95, $9.99
    PUB DATE July 11, 2022

    Judith A Bailey
    Armin Lear Press
    jbailey@arminlear.com