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Government View Of Bear Spray Versus Firearms

Dean Weingarten. Thirty-three percent is very far from that 98 percent efficacy rate so widely cited. And it’s an especially problematic number if we accept that firearms can be demonstrated to have a success rate of between a 76 percent (in a worst-case scenario, as presented in “Efficacy of Firearms”) and 96 percent (as is the case in Alaska’s DLP data or that compiled by firearms writer Dean Weingarten). The Government of Svalbard, Norway,  has strict requirements for protection against bears...
Tags: Montana, Animals, Military, Alaska, Svalbard, Dean, Svalbard Norway, DLP, Dean Weingarten


Court Jury Questionnaire On Firearms

From reddit/firearms. Court jury questionnaire. Part 26. “Do you own firearms or have you owned firearms? Do you feel strongly one way or the other about them?” This questionnaire makes it clear on the top page that ANYTHING you write down on the sheets are publicly searchable by individuals and media. Talk about having people admit to the state they own firearms. The best response seems to be this one from a redditor. Ask the clerk quietly and politely to speak to the judge. Explain your rese...
Tags: Military, Gun Control


The State Of Your Carry Gun

Tamara K. ZCQOTD: “A carry gun without a reasonable amount of wear on it should be a source of shame, not pride.” I’ve blogged before about how I feel that a gun with a bellicose name like the “Wilson Combat CQB” or “Springfield Armory Professional” that looks like it never gets used deserves the epithet “Minnie Pearl gun”. An inanimate object isn’t deserving of anything.  It just is. I’ve put thousands upon thousands of rounds through pistols, and I try to take good care of them, inside and out...
Tags: Guns, Military, Wilson, Firearms, Minnie Pearl, Tamara K ZCQOTD, Springfield Armory Professional


Insurer's Attempt to Strike Experts in Collapse Case Fails

    The insurer's efforts to exclude two of the insured's experts in a collapse case were unsuccessful.  Hudon Specialty Ins. Co. v. Talex Enterprises, LLC , 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150148 (S.D. Miss. Sept. 4, 2019).     The insureds' building collapsed. The remaining portions of the building required immediate stabilization. The insureds hired Mr. Laird, an engineer, to prevent further property destruction. The insured designated Mr. Laird as a non-retained expert for trial. Mr. Laird's report cl...
Tags: Insurance, Collapse, Hudson, Laird, Steve Cox, Daubert, Additional Insured, Tred Eyerly, First Party Insurance, Expert Witnesses, Mr Cox, Hudon Specialty Ins Co, Talex Enterprises LLC


Trump is hilarious, but the people who hate him are totally cut off from the fun.

It's kind of sad. I'm reading Poppy Noor in The Guardian, "Trump’s joke about Melania is just one of their many awkward moments/Trump is said to have joked about the state of his marriage – the latest chapter in the strange spectacle of their relationship."Trump was doing a fundraiser and got to talking about Steve Scalise, the Republican Congressman who got shot.But then he came out with this gem of a line: “[Scalise’s wife’] cried her eyes out when I met her at the hospital that fateful day … ...
Tags: Crying, Comedy, Law, Trump, Melania Trump, Don, Noor, Steve Scalise, Scalise, Melania, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Trump Now, Guardian Trump, Poppy Noor


MyCase Adds E-Signatures, Online Intake, Lead Analytics, Dashboards for Cases and Leads, and More

It has been a year since I last checked in with MyCase, the cloud practice management platform. Over that time, the company has continued to add new features and improve existing ones. Here are some of the most-notable enhancements made in recent months. E-Signatures for PDF Documents In August, MyCase added e-signatures for PDF retainer agreements, simplifying the process of signing up new clients. Since then, it has extended the e-signature capability to any PDF. Documents can be sent for s...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Bob Ambrogi, MyCase, Lead Analytics MyCase


Snowy walk...

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


Tagg Romney's son dresses up as Pierre Delecto for Halloween.

Thomas as #PierreDelecto and Joe as Nacho. World beware. pic.twitter.com/3SstDeyvwb — Tagg Romney (@tromney) October 31, 2019 Funny. I laughed. But then I wondered: If blackface is wrong, is Frenchface wrong? I asked the internet, and the first thing that came up was "Why it’s not okay to wear Frenchface (ever)" by kpopalypse (a blog about K-pop). A highly amusing read:We’ve all seen it – k-pop idols wearing berets and hanging out in cafes, posing with antique furniture or standing around on r...
Tags: Halloween, Law, Paris, Joe, Thomas, Ann Althouse, Tagg Romney, Pierre Delecto, Thomas as PierreDelecto, Nacho World


I don't know the characters!

I just got some kind of mouse with 2 big swords, and before that, some kind of thing with a white headpiece and some red I don't know what, and then there was a bear — I got that — whose companion was dressed as — apparently — a ceiling fan.Halloween is hard for me now that I don't watch any kids' shows and movies and I don't know the video games [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Halloween, Law, Ann Althouse


More Unqualified Federal Judges — See Also

Unqualified Judicial Candidate Cries: Yup, this is the dumbest timeline. Obnoxious Emails For $200, Alex: This guy, man. Halloween Costume Contest: Send us your pics! Biased Judges: Twitter edition.
Tags: Law, Alex, See Also


Consumer Law Issues: What Are Considered Assistive Devices for Airlines

My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: Wisconsin Recently, I was traveling on a Delta airline flight that was overbooked and my carryon bag was involuntarily checked due to overbooking and lack of overhead space. I took as much as I could out of the bag before it was checked but I couldn't unpack the whole thing. I had my best pair of glasses in the suitcase as I had lost the nose pad on vacation and was wearing an old pair of glasses until I could get the glasses repaire...
Tags: Law, Delta, Wisconsin, Consumer Law, Dot, Walkers Braces Prosthetics Wheelchairs Hearing


Jim Simons, Bob Mercer Even Better At Printing Money Than We Thought

Also: Bob Mercer even weirder and crazier than previously reported.
Tags: Law, Finance, Bob Mercer, Jim Simons Bob Mercer


The Future Is Now: Lawyers, Artificial Intelligence, And Data Analytics

Cutting-edge technologies like data analytics software and artificial intelligence are here to stay.
Tags: Technology, Law, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, Nicole Black


"A top National Security Council (NSC) official who listened to President Donald Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky testified to Congress today..."

"... that he did not believe Trump had discussed anything illegal during the conversation. 'I want to be clear, I was not concerned that anything illegal was discussed,' former NSC Senior Director for European Affairs Tim Morrison testified today.... Morrison testified that Ukrainian officials were not even aware that certain military funding had been delayed by the Trump administration until late August 2019, more than a month after the Trump-Zelensky call, casting doubt on allegations that Tru...
Tags: Law, Congress, Ukraine, New York Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Morrison, Calif, Adam Schiff, NSC, U S House of Representatives, Schiff, National Security Council NSC, Ann Althouse, Tim Morrison, Impeachment


The Toddler Tango: Managing Childcare With A High-Volume Practice

The toddler tango is hard. Finding the right dance partner is imperative.
Tags: Law, Childcare, Working Mothers, Small Law Firms, MothersEsquire


"In good years, snowy owls build nests out of dead lemmings."

"As you can see, they killed waaaaaaay more lemmings than they could possibly eat and basically decided to build houses out of them."That's from 2014. I was just googling "lemmings" today. Don't ask me why. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Animals, Birds, Don, Ann Althouse


Walking in the Halloween snow.

This morning at sunrise. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Video, Law, Trees, Snow, Ann Althouse


Tagg Romney dresses up as Pierre Delecto for Halloween.

Thomas as #PierreDelecto and Joe as Nacho. World beware. pic.twitter.com/3SstDeyvwb — Tagg Romney (@tromney) October 31, 2019 Funny. I laughed. But then I wondered: If blackface is wrong, is Frenchface wrong? I asked the internet, and the first thing that came up was "Why it’s not okay to wear Frenchface (ever)" by kpopalypse (a blog about K-pop). A highly amusing read:We’ve all seen it – k-pop idols wearing berets and hanging out in cafes, posing with antique furniture or standing around on r...
Tags: Halloween, Law, Paris, Joe, Ann Althouse, Tagg Romney, Pierre Delecto, Thomas as PierreDelecto, Nacho World


State Taxes: Sales Tax when Purchasing Online from Another State

I live in CT, and have just purchased an item from a vendor in CA, which was shipped to my home. The sales tax applied is not the 6.35% rate we have here in CT - it's higher. I am still waiting for them to get back with me, but in the meantime - We are not talking about Etsy, Amazon, etc. It's a small, local brick and mortar store, with one location in CA. My understanding is that if they have a presence in CT, they charge sales tax at the CT tax rate, but if they do not have a presence in ...
Tags: Law, Tax Law, Etsy Amazon


2 Democrats voted "no" on the Democrats impeachment-legitimatizing effort, and no Republicans voted "yes."

Thanks to those 2, but who were they and why did they do it? I'll read "2 Democratic defectors join GOP in voting against Trump impeachment resolution/Speaker Nancy Pelosi took the unusual step of presiding over the House during the vote, which passed largely along party lines." (NBC) Largely along party lines... ha ha. It was completely along party lines... except for those 2 guys — both Democrats.There's Jeff Van Drew, who represents New Jersey's 2nd congressional district, which is southern N...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Obama, Congress, Mexico, Senate, Nbc News, Fox, Gop, House, New Jersey, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Trump, Democratic Party, Peterson


There’s A Bird Loose Inside Harvard Law School… Time To Call Cat Lawyer!

Everybody freak out, there's a bird loose in Harvard's law library!
Tags: Law, Harvard, Law Schools, Harvard Law School, Animal Law


"Are we really going to run an ad that claims Kamala Harris ran dog fights out of the basement of a pizza place while Elizabeth Warren destroyed evidence that climate change is a hoax and the deep state sold meth to Rashida Tlaib and Colin Kaepernick?"

The famous screenwriter Aaron Sorkin imagines the Facebook chief operating officer saying to Mark Zuckerberg. From "An Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg/Facebook isn’t defending free speech, it’s assaulting truth" (NYT).The funniest part of the op-ed is all the corrections...Correction: Oct. 31, 2019An earlier version of this article misstated the year in which "The Social Network" was released. It was 2010, not 2011. The nature of the major lawsuit that bankrupted Gawker was misstated. It was an i...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Law, Aaron Sorkin, Advertising, Elizabeth Warren, Colin Kaepernick, Gawker, Free Speech, Social Network, Kamala Harris, Zuckerberg, Sorkin, Ann Althouse, Mark Zuckerberg Facebook, Rashida Tlaib


10,000 people are calling for Congress to investigate Amazon Ring

Evan from Fight for the Future writes, "Amazon Ring's surveillance doorbell partnerships with police are spreading like a virus. There are already more than 500 of them across the country. We can fight them at the local level, but at this scale we need Congress to intervene. Amazon is refusing to be transparent about its own policies and relationships with law enforcement. That's why more than 10,000 people have already called on Congress to investigate and demand answers about the impact these...
Tags: Amazon, Post, News, Law, Congress, Surveillance, Ring, Petitions, Evan, Public Private Partnerships, Amazon Ring, Networked Authoritarianism


Credit where it’s due for improving workers’ rights | Letters

MEPs Jude Kirton-Darling and Agnes Jongerius highlight the EU’s achievements, Margaret O’Brien points to issues of parental leave, and Peter Graham says the UK was a leader in health and safety before the EU became active in this areaLarry Elliott’s column (The EU is no defender of workers’ rights, 25 October) argues that social Europe “never delivered all that much”. Europe may not yet be the socialist paradise we want it to become, but dismissing all its achievements on workers’ rights is a co...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Money, Law, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Work & careers, Britain, Foreign Policy, Employee Benefits, Globalisation, Maternity & paternity rights, Employment law


Measles wipes out immune system's memory, study finds

Scientists say threat posed by measles is ‘much greater than we previously imagined’Measles causes long-term damage to the immune system, leaving children who have had it vulnerable to other infections long after the initial illness has passed, research has revealed.Two studies of unvaccinated children in an Orthodox Protestant community in the Netherlands found that measles wipes out the immune system’s memory of previous illnesses, returning it to a more baby-like state, and also leaves the bo...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Society, Medical Research, Netherlands, MMR, Immunology


How Is This President Not A Socialist?

Having contempt for property rights, imposing the highest tax increase in the post-World War II era, and prioritizing government handouts is a-okay in MAGA world -- and the reason why is as gross as you might imagine.
Tags: Law, Government, Socialism, Donald Trump, Maga, Tyler Broker



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