Visiting ‘The View’ on Black Friday

Let’s have DoD undertake a partnering role with the private sector to form and enforce the usage of a web portal for information on separating service members starting 12 months before the exit.

Let’s have DoD undertake a partnering role with the private sector to form and enforce the usage of a web portal for information on separating service members starting 12 months before the exit.

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High-Tech Troops and Low-Tech Transition

In speaking to the CEO of a major US energy company, as he reflected on the upcoming turnover of a huge population reaching retirement age, he said he would love to search a data to assess people and make offers to go to his plants- meaning a real job, one that brings with it a livelihood. Today, he has to put up posters, put out ads, or send representatives to every base.

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Show Don’t Tell

This week, the former global head of training and command for the U.S. Marine Corps, Major General Melvin Spiese partnered with us to lead a veteran-led incubator targeting food and energy solutions with Archi’s Acres as a model project. The incubator is Veteran Job Corps.

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The Greatest Generation

I spent years taking inventory of the myriad of problems facing our country – from our food deserts, toxic energy systems, crumbling infrastructure, to our disastrous health systems, questionable wars and embarrassingly high unemployment (especially for our combat veterans).

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Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is

Archi's Acres

After 780 hours of political cable news, 6000 hours of live financial television, 45 cities, 2 national jobs tours, 277,963 signatures to amend The Constitution, 245 pages of book and a promotion tour for Greedy Bastards, I was exhausted.

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Robin Hood Livestream






May 9, 2011

The Robin Hood Foundation, a public charity which targets poverty in New York City by funding and partnering with the best and most effective programs to get maximum results, will be streaming a portion of their annual gala online on Monday, May 9 to the public for the first time in their history.

On stage during the evening, Tom Brokaw will moderate a conversation with Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to discuss the challenges facing veterans in New York City. Robin Hood has created a short film profiling two Iraq veterans and their struggles as they return from active duty. In partnership with Livestream, the live video will play from Robin Hood’s Facebook page:

Last month, Robin Hood announced it will create a program that will aid the growing number of veterans, reservists, national guardsmen and their families living in poverty in New York City. Robin Hood hopes to raise $30 million during this year’s gala to fund their overall poverty-fighting efforts.

Robin Hood is reaching out to form streaming partnerships with websites, blogs, and other online sites that would like to participate in showcasing this year’s special event online. Partners will be acknowledged after the event concludes.


Step 1:  Have your web manager copy the event’s Livestream video embed code from here and paste it into your own website.

Step 2:  Email the link to your website before Monday May 9th, 2011 at 2:00 PM EST so Robin Hood can keep track of partners.

Step 3:  Tweet @RobinHoodNYC the link to your website.

Step 4:  Tag Robin Hood on Facebook, with your link attached to the Facebook post.

Watch live streaming video from robinhood at

Lady Gaga will perform a full-length concert that evening for the dinner-goers. Brian Williams will serve as the host, and robust fundraising and silent auctions will mark the evening, with Robin Hood expecting to raise nearly $30 million for its charities.

The gala’s co-chairmen are BlackRock Inc. (BLK) chairman and co-founder Laurence D. Fink, New York real estate developer Richard S. LeFrak and Robin Hood board member David M. Solomon, co-head of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS)’s investment banking unit.  Robin Hood’s annual benefit will be held at the Jacob Javits Center on May 9.

For more information on Robin Hood, please visit


For more than 20 years, Robin Hood has fought poverty in New York City. We find, fund and partner with programs that have proven they are an effective remedy to poverty and are a consistent force for good in the lives of New Yorkers in need.  We employ a rigorous system of metrics and third-party evaluation to ensure grantee accountability. The board pays all administrative and fundraising costs, so 100 percent of donations goes directly to helping New Yorkers in need build better lives. We work closely with our grantees to make them more effective, enabling them to assist even more people. In 2010, Robin Hood invested over $132 million in 200 programs and schools, directly touching the lives of over 650,000 New Yorkers.

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