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The suburbs are the spiritual home of overconsumption. But they also hold the key to a better future

Suburban affluence is the defining image of the good life under capitalism, commonly held up as a model to which all humanity should aspire.More than half of the world's population now lives in cities. Yet with the global economy already in gross ecological overshoot, and a world population heading for more than 11 billion, this way of living is neither fair nor sustainable. To live within our environmental means, the richest nations will need to embrace a planned process of economic “degrowth"....
Tags: Climate Change, Australia, Environment, Economics, Sustainability, Society, Capitalism, Innovation, Brendan Gleeson, Consumerism, Suburbia, James Kunstler, Ronald Inglehart, Retrosuburbia, Samuel Alexander Research


Repossess Car from Different State, No Contract

My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: wyoming. I was selling my car to a friend and ended up moving to Alaska. It's been 2 months with no payment and he has assured me he will make a payment yet has not. There was no formal contract but I have plenty of physical evidence in the form of texts and facebook messages. I need to know the legal steps to repossess the vehicle. I have the title with me in Alaska and he has only paid 200 of the agreed upon 1500. I just want the car b...
Tags: Law, Alaska, Cars and Dealerships


Scentlok BE:1 Series Hunting Clothes

One of the more exciting products that was released during the 2019 ATA Show was Bowhunter Elite: 1 series of hunting clothes, or BE: 1.... Read more... The post Scentlok BE:1 Series Hunting Clothes appeared first on Bowhunting.com.
Tags: Hunting, New Products, ATA, Bowhunting Blog, ScentLok, 2019 ATA Show Coverage, Scentlok Bowhunter Elite:1


MoD sends planners to ministries over post-Brexit border fears

Military to assist government departments set to take brunt of no-deal chaos or backlogMilitary planners have been deployed to the Department for Transport, the Home Office and the Foreign Office as officials desperately try to avoid backlogs and chaos at the border in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Observer can disclose.Details released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that 14 military planners have been dispatched by the Ministry of Defence to key ministries, which also include ...
Tags: Politics, Eu, UK News, Britain, Military, Ministry Of Defence, Transport, Chris Grayling, Transport policy, Whitehall, Brexit, Foreign Office, Cabinet Office, Department for Transport the Home Office


At the Brown Mouse Café...

... you can nibble the fat. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Mouse, Drawing, Ann Althouse


Good news for the old men.

Screen shot taken at Real Clear Politics.Click image to enlarge and clarify. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Polls, Ann Althouse, 2020 Campaign


The decline of the flesh-and-blood world....

I needed a picture of a mouse, a reference picture for a drawing. I googled "mouse." Now, I'm a little sad. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Mouse, Ann Althouse


Repossession: Can a Car Dealer Report a Car Stolen if the Down Payment Check Bounced

My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: CA In California we purchased a vehicle from a major dealer with $5K down in a personal check. The check bounced. The car was still financed. We received the welcome package from the financing company and as far as they are concerned everything is ok. At the same time we received a letter from the dealer stating that they will repossess the vehicle. But they did not repossess it until now. We drove the car home 2 months ago. We received...
Tags: Law, California, DMV, Cars and Dealerships


A month after the statutory restoration of expat Canadians' voting rights, Supreme Court says taking those rights away was illegal

In 2015, Stephen Harper's Tory government began enforcing a 1993 law that stripped expatriate citizens like me of our right to vote in Canada; last month, Justin Trudeau's Liberal government restored our voting rights. But it turns out that the Liberals' action was largely symbolic: yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada broke with precedent and eroded Parliament's control over elections administration, ruling that the government had violated our constitutional rights by taking away our rig...
Tags: Post, News, Supreme Court, Law, Canada, Stephen Harper, Parliament, Expats, Justin Trudeau, Voting Rights, Wagner, Supreme Court of Canada, Richard Wagner, SCC, Elections Canada, Voter Suppression


‘I’ve got four kids and a job - if I can race solo to the south pole, any woman can’

Wendy Searle managed Louis Rudd’s Antarctic triumph. Now she is planning her own epic 700-mile race across the frozen wastesWhen Louis Rudd crossed the finishing line of his 925-mile solo trek across Antarctica last month, the first person he contacted was Wendy Searle. “I’ve done it!!!!” the army captain texted her.It was the news that the 41-year-old Searle, a Ministry of Defence civil servant and Rudd’s expedition leader, had spent sleepless nights waiting for. “I’d known he was going to do i...
Tags: UK News, Military, Ministry Of Defence, Antarctica, Polar regions, Rudd, Adventure Travel, Antarctic, Searle, Louis Rudd, Wendy Searle


New commentary at The American Conservative makes the case for "Why Conservatives Should Oppose the Death Penalty"

In prior posts here and here and here, I highlighted a series of lengthy articles in The American Conservative that were part of "a collaborative series with the R Street Institute exploring conservative approaches to criminal justice reform."   These folks are at it again with this new lengthy essay titled simply "Why Conservatives Should Oppose the Death Penalty."  The extendded essay, authored by Arthur Rizer and Marc Hyden of R Street Institute, merits a full read, and here are some excerpts...
Tags: Law, United States, North Carolina, Justice Department, Philly, Douglas A Berman, R Street Institute, Marc Hyden, Arthur Rizer, The American Conservative


Twitter’s TOS Upheld Despite Unilateral Amendment Clause—Brittain v. Twitter

This is one of the many Trump-associated lawsuits (#MALGA) by so-called conservatives against Internet companies for allegedly squelching their voices. In this case, Craig Brittain, an erstwhile political candidate, had several campaign-related Twitter accounts suspended (including @CraigRBrittain, @AuditTheMedia, @SenatorBrittain, and @Brittain4Senate), allegedly costing him 500,000 followers. He sued for “$1 billion in damages, a declaration that Twitter interfered in the 2018 federal election...
Tags: Twitter, Law, California, San Francisco, Arizona, Brittain, Trump, Twitter Inc, Craig Brittain, Licensing/Contracts, Zappos Brittain


A shaken baby syndrome researcher reconsiders

British neuropathologist Waney Squier spent many years as an expert witness in court assisting in the prosecution of defendants accused of causing Shaken Baby Syndrome. Then a closer engagement with the evidence caused her to change her mind — and the story that follows, which she tells in this TEDx Wandsworth talk, must be heard to be believed. Sue Luttner has more for the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. More on the story: Jon Robins, The Justice Gap; Theodore Dalrymple, Spectat...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Child Abuse, Times, Forensics, Wandsworth, Expert Witnesses, Waney Squier, Justice Gap, Deborah Tuerkheimer, Theodore Dalrymple, Sue Luttner, USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism More, Jon Robins, Marisa Gerber


Every Brother 's Son

A conflict of interest in contentious family law litigation has drawn a reprimand from the Tribunal Hearing Division of the Upper Canada Law Society (David A. Wright) The respondent Lawyer, Ronald Zaldin, practises family law. His twin brother, Donald Zaldin,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Tribunal Hearing Division, Upper Canada Law Society David, Ronald Zaldin, Donald Zaldin


What’s their beef? Why today’s leading men are driven to be buff

Aidan Turner’s Poldark has ushered in a new age of brawn, but many are asking if the trend has gone too farModern screen heroes come in many guises, but whether a leading man is cast as a mathematician, a surgeon or a scientist, the likelihood is that, once the shirt comes off, he will be equipped with both a firm abdomen and bulbous biceps.A new appetite for leading men who, whether or not they are playing professional athletes, appear to spend half the week in the gym is now concerning even es...
Tags: Health, Film, Life and style, Society, Body Image, Culture, Health & wellbeing, Stage, Acting, Aidan Turner, Poldark, Tom Brittney


10 Problems of Doctors, Society will not Understand

( = || []).push({}); 1. Hectic Schedule: Lack of time for Socials Most fields in Medicine are hectic as we are dealing with patient’s life or are on cover on duties. So naturally time for Social activities are compromised. This will gradually affect the social standings and relationships unless you are a great diplomat. People rarely accept the lack of time and assume it as not being given a priority, Be it at Home or Parties. 2. Doctors are not God If...
Tags: Health, Society, Extras, Don


"In the Russian Federation and in President Putin himself, you have an individual whose aim is to disrupt the Western alliance and whose aim is to make Western democracy more fractious..."

"... in order to weaken our ability, America’s ability and the West’s ability to spread our democratic ideals.... That’s the goal, to make us less of a moral authority to spread democratic values... With respect to Western ideals and who it is and what it is we stand for as Americans, Russia poses the most dangerous threat to that way of life."Said Lisa Page, in private testimony to a joint House Judiciary and Oversight Committee, quoted in "F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly ...
Tags: Law, Putin, Russia, America, Journalism, Fbi, Nyt, Times, Russian Federation, Nate Silver, Ann Althouse, Trump troubles, Lisa Page, House Judiciary and Oversight Committee, Said Lisa Page


"I think writers are basically very sociable introverts. And I think that's also a description of serious readers too."

"You like seeing people, but at a certain point, enough is enough — give me a book, let me shut the door. And what are you shutting the door and going into your room to do but to connect with the person who wrote the book — that is, to connect with people in a different place, but be very very much connected? So I think there's a very strong social urge in both the reader and the writer."From a conversation with Jonathan Franzen.I've been reading his novel "Freedom," just a few weeks after finis...
Tags: Law, Relationships, Fiction, Reading, Introverts, Jonathan Franzen, Solitude, Ann Althouse


"MacKenzie Bezos... started writing seriously at age 6, when she finished a 142-page chapter book titled 'The Book Worm.'"

"It was later destroyed in a flood.... At Princeton, she studied creative writing under the Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison.... She spent a decade on her first novel, often getting up early to write... 'The Testing of Luther Albright,' which was published by Harper in 2005 and was widely embraced by critics, tells the story of an engineer whose professional and home lives begin to unravel.... In 2013, Ms. Bezos published her second novel, 'Traps,' which follows the journey of woman na...
Tags: Amazon, Writing, Law, Commerce, Jeff Bezos, Toni Morrison, Princeton, Harper, Bezos, Ann Althouse, MacKenzie Bezos, Jessica Lessing


The 37-year-old Tulsi Gabbard is running for President.

Politico reports.Within her party, the three-term congresswoman is viewed as a maverick with a penchant for bucking party orthodoxy. During the 2016 presidential election, Gabbard stepped down from her post as a vice chair of the Democratic National Committee so she could endorse Sanders....During the presidential transition period in 2016, the Hawaii Democrat met with then-President-elect Donald Trump, drawing condemnation from fellow Democrats. She also received widespread criticism in 2017 fo...
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, Iraq, Elizabeth Warren, Syria, Hawaii, Catholic, Biden, Donald Trump, Hinduism, Pacific Ocean, Kuwait, Bashar Al Assad, Sanders, Trans Pacific Partnership, Bashar Assad


Sale of Goods Given to Me for Services That Were Not Done

My question involves criminal law for the state of: Washington I sold a used computer for services I was going to provide but didn't. I want to make it right, but am wondering what I could be charged with, if the other party won't respond. Is this criminal , or will it have to be in small claims?Thank you
Tags: Law, Washington, Personal Property


Other Offenses: Selling Something That Was Given to You for Services That Were Not Provided

My question involves criminal law for the state of: Washington I sold a used computer for services I was going to provide but didn't. I want to make it right, but am wondering what I could be charged with, if the other party won't respond. Is this criminal , or will it have to be in small claims?Thank you
Tags: Law, Washington, Criminal Charges


New Year Kicks Off With Huge $200M Investment In Legal Tech Company

Just a few weeks ago, in my 2018 year-end round-up of the most important legal technology developments, I noted that it had been a banner year for investments in legal technology companies, with the total hitting $1 billion. Now, 2019 is off to a roaring start, with news of a $200 million strategic investment in Onit, a Houston company that provides enterprise workflow products for legal management, contract management and business process automation. The investment was made by K1 Investment Man...
Tags: New York, Law, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Houston, Eric Smith, Beaverton, LegalZoom, Bob Ambrogi, Exterro, Elfman, Litera Microsystems, Onit, Eric M Elfman, Leeds Equity Partners K1, Sackett Group


'Real risk' of refugees freezing to death in Syria after rains destroy shelters

As temperatures fall, aid workers warn of danger to at least 11,000 people across Idlib, with storms also battering camps in LebanonAt least 11,000 child refugees and their families are facing a weekend of freezing temperatures with no shelter, after torrential rains across Syria’s Idlib province swept away tents and belongings.Aid workers warn there is a real risk people will simply freeze to death as temperatures have already dropped to -1C, amid a shortage of blankets and heating fuel. Contin...
Tags: Society, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Refugees, Aid, Global development, Lebanon, Migration And Development, Idlib


Bowtech Realm SR6

Take a closer look at the 2019 Bowtech Realm SR6 for a great combination of speed and smoothness in one of Bowtech's greatest bow designs... Read more... The post Bowtech Realm SR6 appeared first on Bowhunting.com.
Tags: Hunting, New Products, Bowtech, Bowhunting Blog, Bowtech Realm Sr6



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