Monday, October 19, 2015

Segways in Texas


It's not easy being the only person in America that doesn't know how to make money off YouTube.


Hope these days they are teaching in college about "ijustgothit.com"  "hejustslappedme.com"
"ifoundlipstickonhisshorts.com"   We didn't study that back in the day.


Thinking about voting for Larry David for President.  After all I really liked Seinfeld. 



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World

Voters outside a polling station in the Giza district of greater Cairo on Sunday.
Lack of Enthusiasm Mars Latest Voting in Egypt

By KAREEM FAHIM

The contest to elect 568 lawmakers is the country's first since 2011, but many residents expressed cynicism over its effect.




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Suspended lawyer is accused of prostitution


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A suspended Massachusetts lawyer has been charged with prostitution after a police investigated a report by a suspicious neighbor and say found online reviews of both the lawyer’s legal and escort services.
The suspended lawyer, Karen Andrade, 51, of Southampton, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a single charge of providing sexual conduct for a fee, theDaily Hampshire Gazette and Masslive.com report. She has been released on personal recognizance. Her LinkedIn profile says she most recently worked as a mediator in family law cases.
Police say Andrade worked as an escort using the name “Rose,” according to Masslive.com.
Andrade was administratively suspended from law practice in January 2014, and disciplinary proceedings have been pending against her since May 2015, according to the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers. A board representative told the Gazette that Andrade was at first temporarily suspended for failing to respond to a board inquiry, and indefinitely suspended when she didn’t respond or request a hearing.
Police began investigating Andrade in March 2014 when a neighbor of Andrade’s complained that middle-aged men were frequently visiting her home, according to the Gazette. Police say they looked up Andrade’s number on the Internet and found references to both her legal and escort services.
Andrade denied she worked as a prostitute in June 2014 when police arrested her for motor vehicle charges and asked her about the escort ads, according to police. A neighbor complained again in May 2015 and provided license plate numbers of men visiting Andrade’s home. Police say one of the men told them he paid Andrade $150 for sexual conduct.
Police raided Andrade’s home in June and say they found text messages arranging visits with clients.

The Gazette was unable to reach Andrade for comment.



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Business
Douglas McMillon leads Walmart, which predicted lackluster sales growth this year and a steep profit dip next year.
Walmart Chief Defends Investments in Labor, Stores and the Web

By JULIE CRESWELL and HIROKO TABUCHI

The retail giant forecast lackluster sales growth for this year and a steep profit dip for next, in part because costs are climbing sharply as sales are flat.



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US motion alleges Sidley lawyer intended to 'embarrass and harass' with deposition questions


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The U.S. Justice Department is alleging that Sidley Austin lawyers questioned an FBI agent during a deposition “in a manner designed to annoy, embarrass and harass” the agent and the FBI.
The motion for a protective order claims the lawyers are abusing the discovery system in their representation of a Florida couple, Jill and Scott Kelley. The Kelleys are suing the government for allegedly leaking their personal emails in a cyberstalking investigation that led to exposure of former Gen. David Petraeus’ affair with his biographer. TheNational Law Journal (sub. req.) and the Drudge Report have stories on the motion (PDF).
The government contends that during the Sept. 2 deposition a Sidley lawyer “fished for facts to support an unsubstantiated theory” that FBI agents “conducted their investigation for lascivious or other improper motives.” Those questions went too far afield of the search for admissible evidence in the plaintiffs’ privacy lawsuit, the filing alleges.
The Kelleys claim the government leaked information about them after they requested a federal investigation into harassing emails from an anonymous person who, their suit alleges, turned out to be Paula Broadwell, the biographer of former Gen. David Petraeus. The suit is proceeding on just one count alleging violation of the U.S. Privacy Act, which requires federal officials to protect the identity and personal information of witnesses, the Miami Herald reports.
The government probe led to disclosure of Broadwell’s affair with Petraeus, who resigned from his position as CIA director. Jill Kelley has alleged that government leaks led to speculation about her own relationship with Petraeus, with whom she had no romantic involvement. Her acquaintance with Petraeus, she has previously maintained, stemmed from her role as a volunteer social coordinator for a military base in Tampa.
The motion seeks to bar a second deposition of the FBI agent, and to uphold a government lawyer’s instruction that the agent not answer several questions, including: “When did you first suspect that Paula Broadwell was the author of the cyberstalking emails?” and “Does the FBI investigate the sex lives of private citizens?” It also asked U.S. District Judge Amy Berman of Washington, D.C., to bar further discovery into the cyberstalking investigation by the FBI.
The government motion notes news stories about the depositions in the case, despite a judicial gag order, implying that the government itself is the victim of a leak. In one story, CNN reports on a deposition of another FBI agent who said he believed Jill Kelley’s name was leaked to discredit her amid political pressure before the 2012 election. The government motion concludes that the expansive deposition questions may be “designed to promote an ulterior purpose of advancing plaintiffs’ public relations goals.”
A Sidley lawyer who conducted the Sept. 2 deposition declined to comment when contacted by the National Law Journal.



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TRIALS & LITIGATION

Police officer who arrested New York Times photographer is convicted of felony


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A New York City police officer who arrested a New York Times photographer in 2012 was convicted Thursday after a bench trial concerning the incident.
Michael Ackermann, 32, was convicted of a single count of falsifying a report to justify the arrest, reports the New York Times (reg. req.) It is a felony and, following the conviction, Ackermann has been suspended without pay. His sentencing is scheduled in December.
Charges of obstruction and resisting arrest were earlier dropped against the freelance photographer, Robert Stolarik. He had been taking photos in the Bronx for a story about police stop-and-frisk tactics. Ackermann contended Stolarik had interfered by repeatedly using his camera flash in the officer’s face. However, Stolarik’s camera did not have a flash attachment, the newspaper reports.
Attorney Michael Martinez represented Ackermann and argued during trial that the officer had made an honest mistake, amidst flashes from patrol car lights, officers’ flashlights and cellphone cameras being deployed by observers.
Ackermann also admitted the error during his testimony.
“I couldn’t believe my mind processed it that way,” he told the court. “I keep going over it, trying to figure out how I could make that big a mistake. I was taken aback. I can’t understand it.”

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