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Trump Says Stanley McChrystal Has A “Big, Dumb Mouth”

HuffPo: On Tuesday, President Donald Trump tweeted to gripe about comments retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal made Sunday to ABC News. Asked whether he would work for the president, McChrystal, the former top commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, explained why he would not, calling Trump “shady” and “immoral.” “It’s important for me to work for people who I think are basically honest, who tell the truth as best they know it,” McChrystal said, suggesting that ...
Tags: Politics, Afghanistan, Military, Army, Donald Trump, Trump, LAYTON, Joyce, Stanley McChrystal, McChrystal, General McChrystal, Ganjgal, ABC News Asked, Rolling Stone But


Creation: How to Make Sure a Neighbor Doesn't Have a Valid Prescriptive Easement to Build Fence

My question involves real estate located in the State of: California (Southern California) I've been living in my residence for about 2.5 years in North Hollywood, CA. I have a backyard and there's a wall there currently at the edge of the backyard to lean on and enjoy the view. Below that wall, there's an additonal 15 ft more that belongs to my property (as confirmed via a survey) which slopes downhill and blends into my neighbor's backyard (no physical barrier). The neighbor is below us, such ...
Tags: Law, Real Estate Ownership And Title, Van Nuys, North Hollywood CA, California Southern California


Roommates: What Can You Do if Your Roommates' Behavior Makes You Feel Unsafe

My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: NY My daughter is on a lease with two roommates, all college kids. All three are on lease jointly and severally. There is 6 months remaining on lease and in the past month, the entire situation with her roommates has fallen apart. My daughter has pretty much moved back home since all this happened because she is afraid ..... Roommate #1 was arrested and charged on a serious crime and had to drop out of school and move home while she aw...
Tags: Law, Landlord-Tenant Law


Reddit Discussion Thread About Barrel Twist Rate

Reddit/Firearms: My 7 twist LWRC keyholes 55gr stuff. So I’d say that’s pretty bad for accuracy. Try a box out of your gun, yourself. Yes, it’s possible to overstabilize bullets.  As I’ve said before, the 1:7 twist rate was designed for a heavier round in order to stabilize the tracer rounds at 63.7 grains.  It’s not optimal for 55-grain rounds. If people would read the pages of TCJ, they would know things like this.
Tags: Guns, Military, Reddit, Firearms, Ammunition, AR-15s, TCJ


Traffic Lane Violations: Unsafe Pass on Right

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California Hi, I'm appearing at the court tomorrow morning and just realized the ticket that I received was not what I thought it was... So I was making a right on a 1 lane road. There is a bike lane. I made a right into the bike lane when the road had 3 people running. I made the turn after the last person moved to the sidewalk to run, so I made the turn immediately when no one was running on the bike lane. I got pulled over and the only ...
Tags: Law, California, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets


Women forced into marriage overseas asked to repay cost of return to UK

Foreign Office criticised for seeking to recoup outlay on victims’ fares and expensesThe Foreign Office is seeking to recoup the cost of repatriating young women who have been forced into marriages overseas, it has been revealed, with charities criticising the government for making women “pay for their protection”.An investigation found that many of the 82 victims of forced marriage repatriated in 2016-17 had to pay for living costs between making distress calls and returning home, as well as th...
Tags: UK, Africa, Society, UK News, Middle East and North Africa, Somalia, Forced marriage, Foreign Office, Foreign Office They


New Year, New Law: No Salary Inquiries of Job Applicants (Mostly)

January 1st is typically a time for new laws to kick in and 2019 is no exception. For employers, the biggest change is one that I discussed way back in May with amendments to Connecticut’s Pay Equity law. The new law prohibits employers from asking a job applicant his or her wage and salary history. But the prohibition does not apply in two situations: if the prospective employee voluntarily discloses his or her wage and salary history, or; to any actions taken by an employer, employment agency...
Tags: Gender, Law, Pay, History, Connecticut, Salary, Ban, Equity, Inquiries, Laws and Regulations, Wage & Hour, Discrimination & Harassment, Legislative Developments, New Law, Pay Equity, Featured Content


Business Finance: How to Protect Profits from a Business

My sibling has $300,000 that was generated in a business I provided the idea for but I had no involvement in the operating of the business. He paid all of the taxes as he should, and is now left with the $300,000...of which half is mine. There are no disputes about the $150,000 that is mine. I'm not in any huge hurry to get the money, and am fine with getting $14,000 per year gifted to me tax-free. We do, however, want to get the money protected in case he gets married and dies or whatever. It ...
Tags: Law, Business Law


Trusts: California Trust

My sibling has $300,000 that was generated in a business I provided the idea for but I had no involvement in the operating of the business. He paid all of the taxes as he should, and is now left with the $300,000...of which half is mine. There are no disputes about the $150,000 that is mine. I'm not in any huge hurry to get the money, and am fine with getting $14,000 per year gifted to me tax-free. We do, however, want to get the money protected in case he gets married and dies or whatever. It ...
Tags: Law, Estate Planning, Administration And Probate, California Trust


Job Benefits Can an Employer Deduct Money from a Payout of Accrued Sick Hours

My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: Nevada After i was terminated from my job and given what i thought was my final paycheck i had looked on my employee website and discovered an additional paystub that showed my accrued sick leave hours as an employee was seperated onto another paystub for a deduction of a gift card that was given to me as a gift along with other employees while still employed. I would like to know if it was even legal here in the state of Nevada fo...
Tags: Law, Nevada, Employment and Labor


Deductions from Pay: Misappropriated of Terminated Employee's Accrued Sick Hours

My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: Nevada After i was terminated from my job and given what i thought was my final paycheck i had looked on my employee website and discovered an additional paystub that showed my accrued sick leave hours as an employee was seperated onto another paystub for a deduction of a gift card that was given to me as a gift along with other employees while still employed. I would like to know if it was even legal here in the state of Nevada fo...
Tags: Law, Nevada, Employment and Labor


Can Someone Gift Me Money to Spend on My Mother and My Mom Not Lose Public Benefits

Thanks in advance for your answers. My grandfather passed around mid 2018. My aunt who he lived with and took care of him was the co-owner and beneficiary on all of his accounts so my understanding is that 100% of all his accounts default to her once he passed. There was no estate, trusts, or will ever set up. Supposedly he once wrote a hand written will but it was never notarized so it holds no legal value. My mother is below poverty level and her only income is about $800 per month from soci...
Tags: Law, Hud, Estate Planning, Administration And Probate


Expungement and Sealing: How to Seal or Expunge a Record After Charges are Dropped

My question involves criminal records for the state of: California An event happened 15 years ago where I was charged with something, but where it was eventually dropped (never went to any trial and I never saw court, judge, or anything like that). A few months ago, I went to the police station here in the Los Angeles area, and requested to see what is on my record? I payed a fee, they took my finger prints, and then they did an investigation to pull my records and send anything they can fin...
Tags: Law, California, Los Angeles, Criminal Records, Los Angeles Superior Court, Van Nuys


Expungement and Sealing: Seal/Expunge a Record with Charges Dropped

My question involves criminal records for the state of: California An event happened 15 years ago where I was charged with something, but where it was eventually dropped (never went to any trial and I never saw court, judge, or anything like that). A few months ago, I went to the police station here in the Los Angeles area, and requested to see what is on my record? I payed a fee, they took my finger prints, and then they did an investigation to pull my records and send anything they can fin...
Tags: Law, California, Los Angeles, Criminal Records, Los Angeles Superior Court, Van Nuys


When a $1M+ Publicity Rights Damages Award Isn’t a Win–Olive v. GNC

This case provides a fascinating look into the rough-and-tumble world of publicity rights damages. It raises the philosophical, and intensely practical, question of just how much a face is worth. The answer: a lot, but not nearly as much as the face owner believed. The plaintiff is Jason Olive, a model and actor. He appeared in a General Nutrition Centers (GNC) print ad as part of GNC’s “Live Well” ad campaign, for which he was compensated. However, GNC used the ad beyond the term of Olive’s pub...
Tags: Law, North America, Gnc, Olive, Publicity/Privacy Rights, General Nutrition Centers Inc, Jason Olive, General Nutrition Centers GNC, GNC GNC, Win Olive


Law will protect trash-truck drivers, beginning next year

Drivers, get ready for a new law that will take effect next January. Starting on Jan. 1, 2020, drivers approaching a stopped garbage truck with flashing amber lights must change lanes into a nearby available lane then pass at a safe distance. If this can’t be done safely, the driver must slow down. A bicyclist hit-and-run on a bike path is now a crime, as new laws come into play in 2019 A successful bill by Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, D-Los Angeles, was sponsored by the Service Employees Intern...
Tags: News, Law, California, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Santiago, Koenig, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze


Sex Offenses: Will the FBI Threaten Criminal Charges by Chat or Text

Is this a scam/spam message? Chatous chat from 19yo Did not call the number. Thanks photo on link https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Y1F...ew?usp=sharing
Tags: Law, Fbi, Criminal Charges


Looking Ahead…if Only!

I never make “New Year’s resolutions” — I’m too old to think that they will come to fruition — but I have decided to identify five “wishes’ I have for Ontario and Canada more broadly in 2019: 1. stop all the studies and take action re A2J; 2. provide lessons to the premier about what the rule of law means; 3. allow advance directives for medically assisted deaths; 4. don’t diminish existing protection for children and youth; 5. revise the new Law Society of Ontario logo without too much delay. ...
Tags: Law, Miscellaneous, Canada, Bill, Ontario, Law Society, LSO, Doug Ferguson, Law Commission of Ontario, Law Society of Ontario, Downtown Legal Services, Provincial Advocate


a Scam/Spam Message Chatous Chat from 19yo

Is this a scam/spam message? Chatous chat from 19yo Did not call the number. Thanks photo on link https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Y1F...ew?usp=sharing
Tags: Law, Criminal Charges


Separation: How to Qualify for a Housing Subsidy After Separation From Your Spouse

After 50+ years of an unpleasant marriage, my parents have separated (i.e., living apart, but with no legal action (yet)). My mother (early 70's) lives in an assisted living facility in Wyoming, and my father (early 80's) has moved (temporarily) into my home in Washington. They have moderate income (his state retirement + SS for both). They also own their home (now vacant) and some CD's. We've been looking at senior apartments for my father. Because nearly half of his income goes to pay for ...
Tags: Law, Washington, Divorce, Wyoming, Annulment and Separation


Separation: Eligibility for Subsidized Housing: Separated Elderly Parents

After 50+ years of an unpleasant marriage, my parents have separated (i.e., living apart, but with no legal action (yet)). My mother (early 70's) lives in an assisted living facility in Wyoming, and my father (early 80's) has moved (temporarily) into my home in Washington. They have moderate income (his state retirement + SS for both). They also own their home (now vacant) and some CD's. We've been looking at senior apartments for my father. Because nearly half of his income goes to pay for ...
Tags: Law, Washington, Divorce, Wyoming, Annulment and Separation


Happy New Year 2019 from Construction Law Musings

Another year of work, fun and interesting cases and relationships is in the books.  I hope all of you had a great 2018 and I wish you a prosperous 2019.  Without further ado, Happy New Year from Construction Law Musings and The Law Office of Christopher G. Hill, PC. Please join the conversation with a comment below.  Also, I encourage you to subscribe to keep up with the latest Construction Law Musings. © Construction Law Musings- Richmond, VA is licensed under a...
Tags: Law, Marketing, Construction, Announcements, Happy New Year, Richmond VA, Virginia Construction Attorney, Virginia Construction Mediator, Virginia Mechanic's Lien


Don’t Just Document- Document Right!

Originally posted 2011-05-20 09:00:20. I have stated to clients on many occasions that paper is a lawyer’s best friend.  Because of a recent case from the Virginia Supreme Court, I should modify that to the correct paper is a lawyer’s best friend.  In , AMEC sued the Virginia Department of Transportation (“VDOT”) seeking more than $21 million in damages.  The Mecklenburg County Circuit Court granted AMEC almost all of its damages and found that AMEC’s notice of intent to make a claim was prop...
Tags: Real Estate, Law, Virginia, Lawyer, Contracts, Amec, VDOT, Virginia Supreme Court, Richmond VA, Virginia Department of Transportation, Lien, Construction Law, Mechanic Liens, VA Mechanic, Virginia Court of Appeals, Virginia Court


New year, new snow...

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Ann Althouse


IRS Claims I've Tried to Falsely Claim My Children As Dependents

Ive been dealing with this issue since 2006 and it's been stopping me from filling. My ex claimed my oldest daughter and so did I I also have another daughter with my current girlfriend. I've tried to send the IRS documents they've asked for. But it wasn't acceptable idk what to do I've raised both my children they're whole lives they have lived with me but the mother was getting welfare so all the documents say she had her but infact that's a lie. Someone please help me tell me what to do. Irs ...
Tags: Law, Irs, Tax Law


US Strategic Command Apologizes For New Years Bomb Tweet

"We are #ready to drop something much, much bigger" than the New Year's Ball. 
Tags: News, Uncategorized, US, Department Of Defense, Military, New Years, Onetime


The NYT looks for the Democratic Party candidate who "matches the moment," tells us what this "moment" is, and nudges the non-moment-matching would-bes to stay out of the way.

"It is hard to recall a recent presidential primary where, at the outset of the race, there was this much genuine mystery — not only about who would eventually emerge as the nominee, but who planned to run at all," write Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns in "2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Lining Up. Who Matches the Moment?" (NYT):Ms. Warren’s announcement Monday was expected. And it will not be a surprise when Senators Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California ente...
Tags: Texas, Law, Obama, California, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, House, Iowa, New Jersey, Warren, Biden, Kirsten Gillibrand, Vermont, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders


A fresh view, from the doorstep...

... I like the look of this 2019 place. Bright and cushion-y! [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Ann Althouse


"2019 WILL BE A FANTASTIC YEAR FOR THOSE NOT SUFFERING FROM TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME."

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE, INCLUDING THE HATERS AND THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA! 2019 WILL BE A FANTASTIC YEAR FOR THOSE NOT SUFFERING FROM TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME. JUST CALM DOWN AND ENJOY THE RIDE, GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING FOR OUR COUNTRY! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 1, 2019 ADDED: Did the all caps bother you? It bothered Chris Cillizza: "Typing in all caps is a very good and very presidential way to calm people down!" [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, New Year's, Donald J Trump, Chris Cillizza, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Trump derangement syndrome


A rape revenge fantasy from Ellen Barkin.

Oh, my. I guess she meant it figuratively, but this is awful speech. Maybe she thinks it's okay because it's just not funny. Meanwhile, Louis CK was funny while saying awful things, as noted in this post yesterday. Some other Louis CK-related tweeting I'm seeing this morning: I hold no brief for Louis CK, but if you don't like what he's done, you should probably cease using the word "transgressive" favorably to refer to things you like. If anything is "transgressive," it's that Louis CK routine....
Tags: Comedy, Law, Rape, John Podhoretz, Louis CK, Podhoretz, Judd, Ellen Barkin, Ann Althouse, Louis C.K, Era of That's Not Funny



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