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Top 10 Posts of 2013

  It’s that time of year again.  As the year draws to a close, it’s time for a brief look over the shoulder.  These were the 10 posts you, the reader, enjoyed most this year (as least as measured by volume of readership). 10. [...]
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Our Growing Digital Divide

There is a growing digital divide in America.  Not between those with access to technology and those without.  No, it seems nearly all of us have ample access to technology.  It turns out the growing divide is between the digital world and [...]
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Glee’s Cory Monteith: Higher Risk of Overdose After Recent Rehab

For many addicts, a stint in rehab can be a lifesaving choice.  For others, relapse following detoxification at rehab can be deadly.  Reports suggest this was the case for Glee’s Cory Monteith. The Vancouver coroner’s office revealed [...]
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I, For One, Welcome Our New Alien Overlords

Ok. This is slightly way off topic. But it's Friday and it's been a long week and this caught my eye and I do the writing. Have you heard about Paul Hellyer? He is the former Canadian defense minister who testified earlier this [...]
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Poop In The News (In Your Pool and On Your Purse)

CBS News had two "poop" stories in two days last week. Even given the subject matter, both are a bit shocking. Poop In The Pool The first story covered widespread fecal contamination in pools across the country. CDC researchers [...]
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How Lawyers Get A Bad Name

Q: What's the difference between a jellyfish and a lawyer? A: One's a spineless, poisonous blob. The other one's a jellyfish. Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a leech? A: After you die, the leech stops sucking [...]
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Drunk SEO Salesman to Law Firm: "You’re an Idiot"

Friends of mine – David McCollum and Annette Griggs – shared this hilarious drunk dial marketing pitch tirade from an SEO cold call salesman trying to sell them a particular domain name. While this is absolutely hilarious to listen [...]
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Smells Fishy: Do You Know What’s On Your Plate?

Up to half of sea food sold is mislabeled to cause consumers to believe they eating higher quality (more expensive) fish than they are actually being served says advocacy group Oceana. Diane Sawyer reported this fraud on World News Tonight: video [...]
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Friday Legal & Safety News Round Up: May 4, 2012

Legal, safety and other news that caught my interest this week: So You Want To Be A Lawyer? [Scott Greenfield at Simple Justice] Facebook "Likes" Aren't Speech Protected By the First Amendment – Bland v. Roberts [...]
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Friday Legal & Safety News Round Up: April 27, 2012

Safety and legal news from around the internet that caught my interest this week: In the news [Jeff Richardson at iPhone JD] Do Judges Who Instruct Jurors To Avoid Social Media Have An Impact? [Rita Handrich at Keene Trial Consulting] [...]