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Orlando. FL (PRWEB) October 26, 2012
Clever Fox Software is pleased to announce the immediate availability of it’s new mobile application Bash the Vote. Bash the Vote operates as a live national poll as users around the country cast their votes with ‘bashes’ to determine the overall election result. The concept is very straightforward and similar in style to a fast paced carnival game. The player must whack the moving head of the candidate they don’t like with a mallet while avoiding their presidential pick. There are 30 seconds on the clock to vote with the hammer as many times as possible while the White House hopefuls duck for cover. At the end of the game all of the players bashed votes are added to the ‘National Bash Tally’ which tracks the running totals from around the country.
“We were really surprised to suddenly see our little poll getting so much user attention.” said Clever Fox developer A J OToole. “That’s what we love about developing for mobile – you can come up with an interesting little social experiment, put it out there and just see what happens.”
“For the expert bashers we added a ‘Bonus Bash’ feature to unlock extra time.” said developer Phil Bias. “As with anything political we have some very passionate players on both sides of the fence. One individual player has already bashed President Obama close to 50,000 times and logged countless hours of play just to support his candidate”. An Apple Game Center leader board displays high scores and allows players to compete online. The ‘National Bash Tally’ is already well past 1 million bashed votes with just days left until election day.
As well as being independent developers the Clever Fox team are also independent voters. The main menu displays a countdown to election day, and a large Remember to Vote button links out to an information page on how to register and vote in the upcoming presidential election. The team says that beneath the bashes and bruises the app carries a simple reminder. “‘Bash the Vote’ demonstrates true power in numbers as each citizen whacks away for their candidate. Similarly we feel that everyone should make a strong effort to vote for the next President on November 6th and participate in the process wherever possible.”
A Twitter feed @bashthevote allows players to continue to track the poll and tweet comments after their bashed votes have been submitted. The ‘National Bash Tally’ will stop counting bashes at midnight on election night. After the final bash is tallied and the ‘Bash the Vote’ winner is officially announced on Twitter, Clever Fox plans to make their own version of a campaign donation. A ‘Bash the Vote’ win for Obama will mean a charitable contribution to his wife Michelle’s childhood obesity initiative Let’s Move. A win for Romney will see the donation go towards an equally good cause The National Multiple Sclerosis Society of which his wife Ann Romney is an active board member.
‘Bash the Vote’ is available as a free download on both Apple iOS and Android devices. Clever Fox Software is an independent software development studio based in Orlando, Florida. The company specializes in crafting innovative games and apps for mobile devices.
The third presidential debate on foreign policy between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in the run up to the general election in November. Watch full coverage at nytimes.com: nyti.ms Get complete up to the minute coverage: nyti.ms
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Waltham, MA (PRWEB) October 09, 2012
John McGeough and Anthony Lamacchia, co-brokers and owners of McGeough Lamacchia Realty, say that while both plans from the candidates focus mainly on helping distressed homeowners, they need to focus more on preventing people from becoming distressed homeowners and supporting the larger portion of homeowners who are the people who can afford their homes.
The Romney Housing Plan calls for selling off vacant homes owned by the government, helping troubled homeowners avoid foreclosure by making it easier to do short sales and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure, and reforming the government-owned sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Romneys housing plan also calls for replacing the Dodd-Frank Act with simpler, more sensible regulation.
The Obama Housing Plan proposes to invest $ 15 billion into rehabilitating and refurbishing hundreds of thousands of vacant and foreclosed homes and businesses and to transition foreclosed property into rental housing. Obamas plan also calls for Broad Based Refinancing for borrowers who are current on their payments to refinance their homes and will expand the Home Affordable Mortgage Program (HAMP) eligibility to reduce additional foreclosures.
McGeough Lamacchia Realty outlines five main issues which are not addressed in these housing plans:
The first issue outlined is to extend the Mortgage Relief Act which is set to expire at the end of the year. This Act relieves distressed homeowners from having to pay federal taxes on the amount of debt that was forgiven in a refinance or loan modification, short sale, or foreclosure.
In Obamas budget proposal for 2013, he did call for an extension of this Act through January 1, 2015, but the clock is ticking, says Anthony Lamacchia. This needs to be mentioned as part of an overall housing plan that protects struggling homeowners facing foreclosure.
The second issue is to preserve the Mortgage Interest Deduction which has been a part of the federal tax code for almost a hundred years.
The Mortgage Interest Deduction has been around since 1913 and it is a wonderful incentive for owning a home. Eliminating or decreasing this incentive at a time like this would be very poor policy on behalf of our government, says John McGeough.
McGeough Lamacchia Realty says a sound Housing Plan from either candidate should include protecting the Mortgage Interest Deduction.
McGeough Lamacchia Realty says extending the so-called Bush Tax Cuts (also known as the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010), is the third item that needs to be part of the conversation for improving the housing market. Several provisions of this law went into effect including one that reduced the tax rate on capital gains to a maximum of 15%.
For people who own investment property, the capital gains tax will increase if they are not extended beyond the end of this year. Right now for homeowners in the lowest two income tax brackets of 10 or 15 percent, the long-term gains are tax free. But if the tax cuts expire, the 10 percent bracket will collapse into the 15 percent bracket, and taxes for this bracket will go from 0 to 10 percent. For property owners in the income brackets above 15 percent, the long term capital gains tax will increase to 20 percent.
The fourth item that is not being discussed is how the Payroll Tax Cut hurts homeowners. In December of last year, President Obama signed the Payroll Tax Cut extension, but homeowners are paying Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to pay to Treasury for the tax credit. The fees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac charge to insure home mortgages increased to from 0.3 percent to 0.4 percent. For a homeowner with a $ 200,000 mortgage, that means their monthly mortgage payment would be about $ 17 higher or an additional $ 6,000 over the course of a 30-year loan.
Homeowners with bigger mortgages pay more. McGeough Lamacchia Realty says money should not be taken out of peoples mortgages to pay for other government debts like the payroll tax law.
And finally, McGeough Lamacchia Realty says the housing plans should include keeping Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac rather than reform or replace them.
After the housing bubble burst, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were placed into conservatorships in September 2008 and have since received $ 188 billion in taxpayer support. McGeough Lamacchia cites they have already started to pay back the debt and are making money again. In August, Fannie Mae reported a net income of $ 5.1 Billion for the Second Quarter, and Freddie Mac reported a net income of $ 3 billion for the same time period. Fannie and Freddie have repaid about $ 46 billion to the Treasury in dividends and have not had to draw on Treasury funds for the second quarter of 2012.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac allow banks to offer home loans to low- and middle-income buyers who otherwise might not have been able to get a mortgage. McGeough Lamacchia Realty says without them, mortgages would be more expensive for everyone, which is why they should be kept.
McGeough Lamacchia Realty says both candidates need to include these five points in their housing plans.
For a full comparison of the Romney and Obama Housing Plans, visit the New England Real Estate Blog.
About McGeough Lamacchia:
McGeough Lamacchia Realty is the number one Real Estate Agency in Massachusetts and named one of the fastest growing Real Estate Companies in the U.S in 2012 by Inc. Magazine. They are a full service real estate agency serving home buyers and sellers Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Obama Plan for a Housing Recovery
Romney Housing Plan: Securing the American Dream and the Future of Housing Policy
Fannie Mae reports a net income of 5.1 Billion for the Second Quarter
Freddie Mac reports a net income of $ 3 Billion
Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) November 04, 2012
Boston Predictive Analytics and Tutorteddy used sample polls conducted by different organizations for last 8 years on the likely Ohio voters.
Some of the polls numbers that were used are University of Cincinnati/Ohio Poll, FOX News/Rasmussen, Reuters/Zogby, Quinnipiac, and others.
Some of the algorithms that went in to the ensemble are SVM (Support Vector Machine), Random Forest, and Decision Tree, and others. This is a pure academic exercise, and none of the companies claim that this is accurate, and anyone must not make any decision based on this. To ask any question about these algorithms, and to get Statistics Help visit, http://tutorteddy.com/site/free_statistics_help.php.
According to some other polls, about 32% of the Ohio voters have already cast their votes and the President leads 62% to the 36% of those voters. Mitt Romney is expected to gain a lead amongst the Ohioans who still plan to cast their votes; provided they get to the polls on the Election Day. If Romney fails to win in Ohio, he has to win in Wisconsin, the new Ohio, to move to the White House.
Romneys narrow lead and trustworthiness in some Ohio poll are mainly based on some crucial factors like job creation, dealing with economy and energy policy.
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THE NORTH POLE (PRWEB) November 01, 2012
Christmas.com, the Official Site of Christmas, released today a high-tech Naughty or Nice list along with a new website and gifting engine targeted to consumers who want to share Christmas with friends and family. The Santa-lyzer analyzes public comments, Twitter updates, and Facebook posts using a technology called sentiment analysis. Initial results found that President Obama had a nice-ness factor of 58.9% vs. 50.36% for former-Governor Mitt Romney.
View the full analysis of Obama v. Romney found at http://www.Christmas.com/list
In re-launching Christmas.com, we wanted to make things easier for people as they enter the busiest time of year, said John Lyotier of Christmas.com. However, we also wanted to make it easier for Santa to determine who has been naughty and who has been nice. This is where Sentiment Analysis comes in.
Sentiment analysis uses natural language processing, computational linguistics, and text analytics to identify and extract subjective information in source materials. In other words, when a person speaks or writes something, their output is an emotional communication to the reader or listener. The analysis of President Obama and former-Governor Romney included the transcripts of the three Presidential Debates, their respective speeches at the Democratic and Republican nominations, and the public Tweets from their official campaign Twitter accounts.
Continued Lyotier, In addition to analyzing the two Presidential candidates, we also looked at the public tweets of more than 30 other public figures: from Eva Longoria (who was rated the nicest), to SnoopDogg (middle of the pack), to Bill Maher (lowest). While our Santa-lyzer indicated that Romney is naughtier than Obama, both candidates were found to be naughtier than 29 of the other 32 people that were analyzed.
The Santa-lyzer is available for everyone to check where they are on Santas naughty list at Christmas.com.
Re-launching in October 2012, Christmas.com is a social discovery e-commerce site that will make sharing and keeping track of wish lists and gift ideas easier than ever before. As The Official Site of Christmas, the website features gift suggestions, comparison shopping, charitable gift suggestions, and more. Christmas.com has been built and managed by Left of the Dot Media Inc.
*About Left of the Dot Media Inc.*
Left of the Dot Media transforms underutilized domain names into leading web brands, where each brand has the opportunity to change its entire market segment. In addition to Christmas.com, web properties under management include HomeDecor.com, Villa.com, Massage.com, Importers.com and many more. Left of the Dot Media is located in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. More details about the company can be found online at http://www.LeftOfTheDot.com
Brenda Christensen, Stellar PR
Hawthorne, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2012
With the election a week away polls are showing that President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney are locked in a close race – a precise dead heat at 49-49 percent, according to the latest ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll (Oct. 25-28, 2012) from a random national sample of 1,259 voters. The biggest question in this presidential election has been which candidate can do the best job fixing the ailing national economy. College students are wondering which candidate has the best plan to save and rebuild the middle class. “I am really concerned about finding a good job after graduation and want to hear more about Obama’s and Romney’s job plans”, explains Mario Palma, a freshman at El Camino College. Some students have joined together and created their own jobs plan that both presidential candidates can use called SaveOurWorkforce.
Neither candidate President Barack Obama nor challenger Mitt Romney has addressed how they will discourage companies from outsourcing, according to college students. Ross Mazzolini, a sophomore at Texas Tech University explains, “A shrinking middle class affects young people the most and for several months students across the country have been working on a national jobs plan. We created a powerful solution that both candidates can support at SaveOurWorkforce.org.” He says the root cause of the shrinking middle class is that large companies making record profits have no incentive to keep jobs in America since outsourcing – sending jobs, goods and services outside of the United States – is invisible to the consumer. This ‘invisible outsourcing’ is the leading cause of the high levels of unemployment and can be solved by making it visible using newly available social networking tools with SaveOurWorkforce. The organization’s goal is to gives large companies incentive to keep jobs in America by providing a tool for consumers to easily monitor, encourage, and reward businesses that provide jobs to American families.
SaveOurWorkforce is made up of high school and college clubs that track and report the U.S. workforce size of the largest corporations in America and provide there database to the public free of charge on their website. The website tool Before-You-Buy, Verify” empowers consumers to direct their purchases towards companies that support the U.S. Workforce the most.
The second presidential town hall debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in the run up to the general election in November. Watch full coverage at nytimes.com: nyti.ms Get complete up to the minute coverage: nyti.ms
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