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Brett Emison

“Anyone Can Legally Say, ‘Eat Sh!t, Bob!'” (Or Why Tort Victims Aren’t The Problem)

Bob Murray runs coal companies.  He also sues people.  Prolifically.  And unsuccessfully (at least seven cases dismissed). In June 2017, John Oliver’s HBO program, Last Week Tonight, featured reporting on the coal industry.  When Oliver reached out to Murray Energy in […]

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Playground Danger: Is Recycled Rubber Mulch Toxic To Your Kids?

NBC Nightly News recently reported on growing concerns about the safety of playground mulch made from recycled rubber tires.  The report noted that mulch contains the same chemicals originally found in tires, which are not removed simply by shredding the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 that “Glee” star […]

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.