Posts Tagged ‘Law’

June 4th, 2015 - 4:24 am § in America, China, Politics

CHINA: Ai WeiWei

How can China be free when he is still treated like this?  READMORE The film starts with Ai Weiwei returning home after 81 days in detention for tax evasion, which is basically the Chinese government doing a cover of Eliot Ness because they’re tired of the artist speaking out and you can’t blac[...]

December 16th, 2014 - 8:22 am § in America

Get PAID for Airline FUs at Holiday Season

In 2013, nearly 467,000 passengers were bumped from overbooked U.S. flights, according to U.S. Department of Transportation records.  These folks are eligible for penalty payment BUT eligibility for a cash payment may be lost if you accept a voucher.  Most people take the voucher when offered R[...]

October 9th, 2014 - 8:59 am § in Politics, Religion, The Ave Scene

Bin Ladin Constructs 1 Kilometer Tall Tower in Saudi Arabia

 Saudi Arabia’s Bin Ladin Construction Co is building the worlds largest skyscraper.   The Kingdom Tower will be a kilometer-high when it is completed in 2017 and cost $1.25 . The Saudi Binladin Group(owned by the family of late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.[...]

September 28th, 2014 - 9:19 am § in China, Hypocrisy

CHINA: Controlling the media

Police, Pro-Democracy Protesters Clash On Busy Road… Tens Of Thousands Of Protesters, Dozens Of Arrests… Police Lob Tear Gas… Students Start Rally… Occupy Joins In… Beijing: ‘Illegal’… FLASHBACK: China Clamps Down On Hong Kong Democracy… Activist[...]

September 17th, 2014 - 5:08 pm § in Misc.

It’s time to honor Steve Titus with a memorial statue

Today, the city of Lubbock, Texas, dedicated a 13-foot tall bronze statue of a man who died in prison rather than confess to a crime he didn’t commit as a reminder to the community that justice is fallible. Tim Cole, who went to prison for a 1985 rape and died in 1997 at age 39 from […[...]

September 16th, 2014 - 8:53 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Beware of Investor-Run Alternative For-Profit Law Schools

Private equity firms have been investing in private, for-profit, law schools in a big way.  These “alternative” law schools (my terminology) are remarkably cheap to run, remarkably profitable, and churn out graduates with dubious employment prospects.  Bottom line:  Don’t get ca[...]

September 5th, 2014 - 9:03 pm § in Schools & Colleges

A Lawyer’s View Of The Salaita Controversy

I don’t know if Prof. Steven G. Salaita plans to sue the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne for retracting its offer of a tenured faculty position because of his inflammatory “tweets” about Israel.  But let’s pretend he does, just for discussion purposes. A legal out[...]

September 4th, 2014 - 9:47 am § in America, The Ave Scene

Hearst, Murdoch, Graham, McClure… Bezos

The tradition of rich folks buying newspapers or media to promote their ideas is a long one … as American Pie or Remember the Ma   ine! Now Jeff Bezos is showing he actually owns the Washington Post and intends to use it to promote his ideology, what ever that is.[...]

August 31st, 2014 - 6:21 pm § in Misc.

Internet dangers in America’s changing job market

A new study by two economists presented to the recent Jackson Hole annual economic conference, and reported by The Economist, paints an interesting portrait of the evolving U.S. job market. At that conference, Janet Yellen, the current Federal Reserve chair, and Mario Draghi, her European Central Ba[...]

August 18th, 2014 - 6:03 pm § in America, Politics

Should Rick Perry stand trial?

I say yes, the charges have merit, and the case should go to trial.  (Caveat:  All defendants, including Republicans, are entitled to be presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.) Perry insists he did nothing wrong.  He told Fox News yesterday (quoted by CBS News), “This is n[...]