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Friday And Then Some

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

For our week-ending blog, I have put together a a collage from the collection of possible pic o’s that have been sent to me.

First, is a jury applying the double negative grammar standard.

Double Negative

Next is a bit of Friday.

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And some more Friday:

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      Have a great weekend!!

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Happy Friday!

Friday, September 12th, 2014

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Have a great weekend!

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The Neighborhood

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

      I am at the Virginia Beach office today. That partially explains this shorty blog.

      I also admit that this is a backwards blog. I posted the pic o’ day and then the thought came to me. We have several claims involving neighbors. Usually, that involves a dog bite or some kind of dangerous condition that was created. All said, none of them are funny… except this one!

 

neighbor cat

 

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Monday’s Wanderings for Life

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Back in the seat and blogging. Plus, I am pumped up after some football!     One week of the NFL. What does it mean. Who rules?

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I am told that people prefer a shorter Monday blog because they have so much to do. Today, I will try to give you something to read when you have the time. It’s an article from the Businessinsider.com titled 41 Life Hacks Everyone Should Know

Once you get through the ads, you will find such thinks as How to skip ads, or how to skip the operator. Of course, Geoff Glick and I were recently stumped by the message that we regularly hear at businesses. Why does it ask us to wait because “their options have changes”. Why does it matter, if most people have no idea about their original options?

See, that’s why these “Life Hacks” might help! Oh and, you might be interested in dead batteries or lost credit card ideas.  So… some blog thoughts after a late Colts game last night!

 

And for pic o’ day, we give some cat response to dog domination:

cat domination

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Some Communication

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

During the Civil War, it was not unusual for newspaper reporters to cover the war by sending stories back to be published, while at the same time bringing news from home to the soldiers. A good form of communication.  Here’s a form of bad wartime communication as described by attorney Paul Luvera.

     President Franklin Roosevelt sent ambassador Winant to meet with Russia’s Molotov during World War II. In presenting Roosevelt’s message he opened with a few words of his own. He said he was going to “talk turkey on this issue.” Molotov interrupted with: “Turkey? What does Turkey have to do with the Baltic states?” The ambassador tried to explain patiently that “talking turkey” was merely an American expression meaning to talk seriously, but the suspicious Molotov could not or would not understand, and the meeting ended without any useful discussion of the presidents message. The ambassador never regained Roosevelt’s confidence after that.

     In our work as lawyers, I have heard the following simple communication rules:

Be calm; Be slow; Be nice.

Pretty good reminders for life. I hope you have a great weekend!

 

Napolean

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Cards and Numbers

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

One insurance company advertises that in 15 minutes you can save 15% or more on your car insurance. Another company named Esurance has decided to combat that kind of claim. Their ads say that getting a quote takes only 7 1/2 minutes to get a quote. Neither advertises how fast that they pay a claim. Here’s some more useless statistics that may only fascinate me:

There are 52 cards in a standard deck of cards. There are 52 weeks in a year. There are 4 different suits (hearts, diamonds, spades, clubs). There are 4 seasons in a year. If you add the values of all cards in a deck,  with the numerical assignments of jack equals 11, queen equals 12, King equals 13 etc., you get a total of 365. Yep, the same as the number of days in a year. And a picture is worth a thousand words? Or how about that the average McDonald’s Big Mac has an average of 198 sesame seeds on its buns. I think about as useful as getting a fast quote.

DID YOU KNOW that 7.5 million tooth picks can be made from one cord of wood? Now that’s not useless!

And for pic o’ day, here’s more online fast stuff!

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Just Some Truth

Monday, August 18th, 2014

I cannot hide this site from you. Every now and then it has some funny “truth” pictures. The site is kindofnormal.com.

For the blog, here are some of their samples of truth. First, living without:

Live without

Second, is their “biggest lies on the Internet”:

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And finally, How about some grocery truth?

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Dog for Sale!

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
   This story is from my Mom… perfect for a weekender. The Talking Dog for sale!the one

 

 A guy is driving around the back woods of Montana and he sees a sign in front of a broken down shanty-style house: “Talking Dog For Sale” – He rings the bell and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard. The guy goes into the backyard and sees a nice looking Labrador retriever sitting there.

‘You talk?’ he asks. 

‘Yep,’ the Lab replies. 

After the guy recovers from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he says ‘So, what’s your story?’

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The Lab looks up and says, ‘Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young. I wanted to help the government, so… I told the CIA.

In no time at all they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping.’

 

 ‘I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running… But the jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn’t getting any younger so I decided to settle down. I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security, wandering near suspicious characters and listening in.

I uncovered some incredible dealings and was awarded a batch of medals.’

‘I got married, had a mess of puppies, and now I’m just retired.’

The guy is amazed. He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants for the dog.

‘Ten dollars,’ the guy says.

‘Ten dollars? This dog is amazing! Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?’

‘Because he’s a Liar.   He’s never been out of the yard’

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“Cocaine Nose” Lawsuit

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

In Cook County Circuit Court,  An Illinois woman has filed a lawsuit against her doctor who had performed her facial reconstruction surgery. He posted before and after pictures of her nose on his website, labeling them “cocaine nose.” The lawsuit claims that her photos were taken in 2004, with the plaintiff believing that the images would be kept in her confidential file.

This is a claim that her medical privacy was violated. The lawsuit was based on a HIPPA  (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)  claim violation. The suit has also been filed against the website company that prepared the site and pictures for marketing the doctor’s services.(Chicago Tribune)

In the DID YOU KNOW section, can you name a word that rhymes with “month” ? Well… apparently no such word!

And pic o’ day…

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Nantucket Remainders

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

I know this is off the beaten path of the legal blog; but now that I am back from Nantucket, I can’t help but post a couple of things that humored me along the way. Sometimes it’s the craziest things that get your attention on a vacation.

First, is this dog that was lying on the floor at the Nantucket airport.

Nantucket Dog

The dog seemed totally non-plussed when I knelt down to take his picture. I guess with hair like that, nothing else effects you.

The next picture is taken from a church  that was in the town. The message on this sign made me laugh.

Nantucket church sign

 

I think  this especially caught my attention because I was raised in churches where a thirty minute service would have been a comedy! This sign also brought back a good memory of my grandfather preaching. At some point in the sermon he would  usually say, “In conclusion”. That normally signaled that he had about 20 more minutes in the sermon. I remember that he would get some grief about that during Sunday lunch… which was always a “big roast beef and mashed potatoes”  type of meal. Such a wonderful childhood memory.

And for pic o’ day, how about a traveling cartoon.

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