The Joel Bieber Firm

Call 1-800-451-6393

Weekend Relaxation

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

blog 2

Take care of yourself this weekend and have a great one!

blog1

Please click the Facebook “Share” button below this post to let others know you enjoyed reading it. Thanks!

Categories : Uncategorized
Comments (0)

What Do You Think?




A Bit of This and That

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

The Lord’s Prayer is 66 words; The Gettysburg Address is 286 words; and there are 1,322 words in the Declaration of Independence. Compare that to government regulations for the sale of cabbage…  26,911 words.

In chess, “Checkmate” comes from the Persian phrase “Shah Mat,” which means “the king is dead”.

Characters Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street were named after “Bert the cop” and “Ernie the taxi driver” from the movie Its A Wonderful Life.

Here is an unusual law as an idea for profit: If you bring a raccoon’s head to the Henniker, New Hampshire town hall meeting, you are entitled to receive $.10 from the town.

Psychology surveys tell us that 98% of U.S. drivers think they drive better than anyone else. Hmm!

Kansas once had a law that declared it illegal to serve ice cream on cherry pie. I am uncertain if that was out of respect for the ice cream or the pie.

And for pic o’ day sent from Amy M….

eyes

 

Please click the Facebook “Share” button below this post to let others know you enjoyed reading it. Thanks!


What Do You Think?




Eyes on the Road

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

I was forwarded this video below, from a friend who said that it was a good safety reminder. A part of me did not feel like clicking on it because I just didn’t want to take the time. Then, I saw that it was less than two minutes; so I did. It’s a reminder… and a real attention grabber.

Please click the Facebook “Share” button below this post to let others know you enjoyed reading it. Thanks!

Comments (1)

What Do You Think?




The Lazy Blogger Again

Monday, July 7th, 2014

It’s Tuesday morning and I have no blogging motivation. So, it felt like a good day to go all pic o’. Here are a couple that make me laugh!

Cat and Blinds

 

Snail Massage

Please click the Facebook “Share” button below this post to let others know you enjoyed reading it. Thanks!

Categories : Uncategorized
Comments (0)

What Do You Think?




The Storyteller

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

In a span of a few days, I saw the word raconteur. I don’t think I had seen it before. So, when I did not know what it meant, I was reading on my kindle and could highlight the word.  I learned it meant storyteller. The next two times I realized that part of the story was being a raconteur. I always hear that a good lawyer is a good storyteller.  So, for the blog today, how about a bit of being a raconteur. (Source)

Billy Graham was returning to Charlotte after a speaking engagement. When his plane
arrived, there was a limousine there to transport him to his home.

As he prepared to get into the limo, he stopped and spoke to the driver.

“You know” he said, “I am 87 years old and I have never driven a limousine. Would
you mind if I drove it for a while?”

The driver said, “No problem. Have at it.”
“Billy gets into the driver’s seat and they head off down the highway.

A short distance away sat a rookie State Trooper operating his first speed trap.
The long black limo went by him doing 70 in a 55 mph zone.

The trooper pulled out and easily caught the limo and got out of his patrol car to
begin the procedure.
The young trooper walked up to the driver’s door and when the glass was rolled down
he was surprised to see who was driving.

He immediately excused himself and went back to his car and called his supervisor.
He told the supervisor, “I know we are supposed to enforce the law but I also know
that important people are sometimes given certain courtesies.
I need to know what I should do because I have stopped a very important person.”

“The supervisor asked, “Is it the governor?”

The young trooper said, “No, he’s more important than that.”

The supervisor said, “Oh, so it’s the president.”

The young trooper said, “Not, he’s even more important than that.”

The supervisor finally asked, “Well then, who is it?”

The young trooper said, “I think it’s Jesus because he’s got Billy Graham
for a chauffeur !!!!!

 

And for our DID YOU KNOW: Years ago, clans and tribes that wanted to get rid of unwanted people without actually doing harm to them would burn their house down. Doing so would obviously cause them to move away. Hence the expression to get fired.

And for pic o’ day, this one makes me laugh every time.

A Great Day

Please click the Facebook “Share” button below this post to let others know you enjoyed reading it. Thanks!

Categories : Current Affairs, Misc.
Comments (0)

What Do You Think?




Getting Ready for the 4th!

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

What did one flag say to the other flag? It didn’t… it just waved.

Why did the British soldiers wear red coats? So they could hide in the tomatoes.

What is Uncle Sam’s favorite snack? Yep… Fire-crackers.

Ok, I will stop the July 4th bad humor. Here’s some usefulness from a National Kidney foundation email . It’s titled 7 of the Best and Worst Condiments for Health. Something to think about for your hot dogs and hamburgers. A tease to tempt you to read it. Which is better for you… Ketchup or Mustard? Is Hummus really good for you or is it a hidden “weight gainer”?

I hope you have a wonderful July 4th.the 4th

melon

Please click the Facebook “Share” button below this post to let others know you enjoyed reading it. Thanks!


What Do You Think?




Hard or Hardly Working

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

In the movie A League of Their Own, Tom Hanks played the role of  baseball manager Jimmy Dugan, for a women’s’ professional baseball league team. Geena Davis played the role of real life catcher Dottie Hinson. As the star of the team, she had great sway over whether the team would listen to their manager.

At one point, Davis’ character tells Hanks that she is going to quit because it’s all too hard and taking too great a toll on her life. Hanks then challenges her by saying, “It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would be doing it. It’s the hard part that makes us great”.

Movies are known to have great quote lines. In a curious way, the movie The Empire Strikes Back also gives a lesson on effort. The wise character of Yoda says to Luke Skywalker, “do or do not. There is no try”.

Yesterday I walked up front to find three conference rooms with their doors closed. Lawyers were inside preparing their clients or meeting regarding cases. In movies or TV shows, the story is usually revolving around the case in the courtroom. In reality, the hard stuff goes on behind closed doors. Preparation is not supposed to be easy; it’s supposed to be hard. It’s the hard part that makes the case.

DID YOU KNOW that the main library at Indiana University sinks over an inch each year? When it was built, the engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

And for pic o’ day, it looks like we have a plan in action:

some help

Please click the Facebook “Share” button below this post to let others know you enjoyed reading it. Thanks!


What Do You Think?




Batman and Facebook

Monday, June 30th, 2014

How do you like that for a combination blog title? First, Facebook. It has to do with a fourth amendment argument versus government access. Plus, a bit of a fraud argument sprinkled in.

From the NY Times comes the story of Facebook fighting for its members… and for itself! Facebook is contesting subpoenas and search warrants issued by the Manhattan District Attorneys’ office that are seeking Facebook information regarding 381 people. Prosecutors are claiming that some police officers, fire fighters and other government workers are currently receiving disability benefits without really being disabled.

The Prosecutors claim that Facebook entries from the individuals will show that they are not truly disabled, based on activities discussed and pictures included in the individual accounts. Facebook initially lost in the lower level court, in the fight to keep from producing the account information. Now, they have appealed. The case places the argument of Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches by the government, against the needs of prosecutors to seek evidence from digital sources where people normally store their most sensitive data.

Clearly, Facebook does not want to have its members feel like personal information can be legally “taken”. That might cause members to stop using the service. As a possible reference, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled 9-0 that cellphone information was so vial to people’s lives that police could not just enter someone’s house and take their cellphone without a warrant. Maybe such concerns of privacy will apply to Facebook’s argument.

DID YOU KNOW that there are reportedly 18.6 million vacant homes in the U.S. and 3.1 homeless people.

And now for Batman pic o’ day:

batman

Please click the Facebook “Share” button below this post to let others know you enjoyed reading it. Thanks!


What Do You Think?




New Bike and Text Laws

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Virginia pinpoints July 1 as the day that new laws take effect that were passed in the past General Assembly session. WTOP.com summarizes several laws right here. For the purposes of this blog, I thought I would point out two new laws relating to travel. Specifically, new laws regarding bike riders versus cars; and drivers who text while driving.

First, SB1222 merged into law showing that the Senate and House were in agreement to increase penalties for texting. As of Tuesday, police can now stop and ticket drivers for texting as a sole offense; rather than having to stop them for something else, and adding texting as a seccondary offense.

The fine for texting now increases from $20 to$125. In addition, the law also provides greater fines for texting if the violation also is included with a conviction of reckless driving. Obviously, the legislature has decided to put more emphasis on texting and driving. For those keeping score, six delegates voted against the bill in a 91-6 vote.

The second law discussion relates to the amount of space that a car must give a bike rider. A car or truck passing a bike must give a minimum clearance of at least three feet clearance as the car passes and is safely clear.  That distance is now increased from two feet and also applies to mobility devices, mopeds or something like a wagon that is drawn by a horse. (SB97) If word gets out on the passage of this bill, it may save lives!

DID YOU KNOW that macadamia nuts are toxic to dogs.

And for pic o’ day, a bit of pool time:

pool time

 

Please click the Facebook “Share” button below this post to let others know you enjoyed reading it. Thanks!


What Do You Think?




Traveling Ice Cream

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Ole Evinrude was sitting with his girlfriend in a small rowboat boat on Oconomowoc Lake, outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  His girlfriend told him that it was such a hot day that she sure would like an ice cream.

Ole dropped her off at a small island in the middle of the lake, and began paddling to shore. By the time that he had made it back with the ice cream… it had melted. So, Ole built a motor that could be attached to the rowboat. He didn’t want to be left with melted ice cream ever again! It also was what he credited as the reason that he started a company called Evinrude Outboard Motors that ultimately employed over 300 people.

DID YOU KNOW that Twinkies have a shelf life of about 25 years.

And for our weekend pic o’

cats tv

Please click the Facebook “Share” button below this post to let others know you enjoyed reading it. Thanks!

Comments Comments Off