Monday, January 4, 2016

Breath test

Not sure I use technology responsibly #idontknowwhatiamdoing #progresssucks

Unrepresented in Texas.   Not so busy Cruz. Apparently Senators really do have so much down time   they can run full time for President and criticize a sitting President for vacation days he takes.  If being a Senator is a part time job, why do they get full time pay?  Put them on the Walmart career plan of employment with no benefits.

Texas. Part time State.  Our governors, senators have so much free time  they can run full time for different offices while pretending to represent us.   Weird.  If it's a part time job, we should pay them part time pay.

Profound wisdom comes with aging. You learn things that you aren't even taught while working on your doctorate.  If reincarnated, in my next life I vow never to resides more than 15 minutes from a Shipley's.

I must be so flawed.  I like bird sanctuaries but  I've never met one I'd die for.





Televangelists Explain To The Faithful Why They Need Private Jets To Avoid “Demons” And Allow Them To Talk To God

by jonathanturley
a68-800x430220px-Boeing's_commercial_aircraft_in_BBJ_liveryI had to share the videotape below of two leading televangelists, Kenneth Copeland and Jesse Duplantis, as they explain why flying private jets is not just personally enjoyable but actually biblically required. It turns out that the luxury jets not only place them closer to God and allow to them speak directly with him but avoid "a long tube with a bunch of demons.”



Economists Take Aim at Wealth Inequality


At the American Economic Association's annual meeting, what was once mainly an issue among players on the margins of the profession is taking center stage.
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Rubenesque Restaurants: Study Finds Customers Order More Food and Drink From Heavier Servers

by jonathanturley
180px-Peter_Paul_Rubens_004There is a fascinating study out of the scientific journal Environment & Behavior that found that diners order significantly more food and drink when served by an overweight waiter or waitress. It appears that a Rubenesque servers with more waistline are better for the bottom line of restaurants.


Israel Bars Book From Schools Due To Its Discussion Of “Intimate Relations Between Jews and non-Jews”

by jonathanturley
“Gader Haya,” (or “Borderlife” in English), by Dorit Rabinyan. Photo courtesy of Am Oved Publishers LTd.
“Gader Haya,” (or “Borderlife” in English), by Dorit Rabinyan. Photo courtesy of Am Oved Publishers LTd.
We recently discussed the concern over the criminalization of speech in Israel. Now there is an added concern after Israel’s Education Ministry disqualified Dorit Rabinyan’s award winning “Gader Haya” (literally “Hedgegrow,” but known in English as “Borderline”)from being used in high schools. The reason? The novel describes a love story between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man. The Education Ministry decided that the novel threatened “the identity and the heritage of students in every sector,” and the belief that “intimate relations between Jews and non-Jews threatens the separate identity.”



James Burke, center, the former Suffolk County police chief, was arrested last month on charges of civil rights violations and obstructing an investigation.
Ex-Suffolk County Police Chief's Arrest Comes Amid a Broader Federal Inquiry


The case against James Burke, who is accused of beating a suspected thief and trying to cover it up, suggests investigators are examining a political machine's hold over the local criminal justice system.


Cuomo Orders That Homeless Be Taken to Shelter in Freezing Weather


The executive order, which requires local authorities to remove homeless people from the streets when temperatures fall to 32 degrees, is likely to raise legal concerns and practical questions.




Lawyer who reviewed 13,000 documents in two months isn't entitled to overtime pay, judge rules

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A lawyer doing document review work for Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan isn’t entitled to overtime pay because he was using legal judgment, a federal judge has ruled.
U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams of Manhattan ruled on Dec. 30 in the case of William Henig, the New York Law Journal(sub. req.) reports. Federal and New York state law do not require overtime pay for licensed attorneys engaged in the practice of law.
Henig had claimed he did not exercise legal judgment while reviewing documents to determine relevance to a discovery request. He reviewed about 13,000 documents for about two months in 2012 while working as a temporary contract lawyer for Quinn Emanuel, according to Abrams’ opinion (PDF). He made $35 an hour.
During an orientation, Henig was told to tag documents that were potentially privileged, and to look for documents that were interesting or important to the case.
“Not all of [document review] is law at its grandest,” Abrams wrote, “but all of it is the practice of law. Mr. Henig was engaged in that practice.”


Lawyer who reported client threats is suspended for failing to file appeal on client's behalf

Jan 4, 2016, 6:15 am CST


Judge wrongly required lawyer to take breath test, appeals court says in tossing contempt conviction

Dec 29, 2015, 9:33 am CST


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