I just signed a petition to protect Internet Freedom. It was initiated by the group that is "focused on defending a free and open Internet, and preserving it as a tool for democratic distribution of information, societal change, and technological innovation." They think " The greatest threat to Internet Freedom is government control," and I agree with them, and that's why I signed that petition. I know that because I was born and raised in the country where information was limited to 2 TV channels with the same opinion of the Communist Party and KGB leaders.
Thomas Keneally in his Searching for Schindler: A Memoir said:
“But then what is the alternative to trying to tell the truth about the Holocaust, the Famine, the Armenian genocide, the injustice of dispossession in the Americas and Australia? That everyone should be reduced to silence? To pretend that the Holocaust was the work merely of a well-armed minority who didn’t do as much harm as is claimed-and likewise, to argue that the Irish Famine was either an inevitability or the fault of the Irish-is to say that both were mere unreliable rumors, and not the great motors of history they so obviously proved to be. It suited me to think so at the time, but still I believe it to be true, that if there are going to be areas of history which are off-bounds, then in principle we are reduced to fudging, to cosmetic narrative. ”
Freedom of speech is a fundamental right of a healthy society and without all other freedoms would be compromised.
Oggie Penev is the owner/broker of Realty Partners and the team leader of Penev Realty Advisors in Phoenix Arizona. An active real estate broker licensed in Arizona, he deals with home sales on a daily basis. He has learned the nuances of what makes a seller or buyer truly successful. Oggie and his full service team have an incredible track record of proven success marketing and selling Phoenix Metro Area homes. The team consists of a listing department, buyer department, inside sales, and an administrative group that includes marketing, listing and transaction management. Oggie has an associate degree in Business and Finance. He was Rookie of the year in his first year in the business, and has sold nearly 100 million to-date. Currently Oggie is ranked in the TOP 1% in the Phoenix market. What sets Oggie apart from the rest of the pack is the level of professionalism that he approaches the real estate business with. Specifically his strengths are in asset valuation, unique customized marketing plans, and intelligent negotiation. Oggie openly admits that he owes much of his success to standing on the shoulders of giants (his coaches) and humble implementation. While Oggie loves the real estate business, his true inspiration is his family; he and his wife Tina have 2 children, Martina (8) and Deia (2).
Phoenix ranks No. 8 among big cities for affordable homes - AZ Ce
"Fantastic individual. Highly professional and wise beyond his years. Very specific recommendations by Oggie on what to do and what not to do in preparation of selling our rental property (successfully, within perhaps 60 days of listing). We are in the middle of three house deal right now with him and can not say enough good things about Oggie. (a sell, sell, and purchase). In all three he has been very effective, engaged, professional and has exceed all expectations thus far. I believe I have found my realtor for life in this Gentleman."