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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the mod who "leaked" the info about Libertas' possible reinstatement on: July 01, 2014, 06:49:24 pm
Unless illegal conduct, breaches of confidentiality are almost always dishonorable in my moral universe. I simply don't do it - ever - absent the most compelling and dire of circumstances.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: should brtd be banned? on: July 01, 2014, 05:12:11 pm
There is a zero chance that BRTD will be banned. Why do you guys waste your time on such frolics and detours (turns out this little legal verbal juxtaposition comes out of the law of agency, which I didn't know until today while listening to the apposite lecture online - principal not liable for his agent's frolics, but is for torts committed while on mere detours)?
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is Inks no longer a mod? on: June 30, 2014, 10:06:07 pm
Just reading this thread, it seems clear that DAVE read the Cave chat, and perhaps the chat in the public square (none of which I participated in), and thereafter DAVE removed Inks, either after chatting privately with Inks, or not. Only DAVE can demod.

It pained me to read some of this contretemps. Yes, I found it irresistible to do so, even though I should not be. So much so silly, so weird, so pointless, and in the end unfortunate in the sense the result was not to benefit from much of what Inks does as a Mod that performs a great service, while mitigating other issues that raised controversy. Sad indeed. I do hope Inks feels free to continue around here, even though he is working his tail off, so perhaps it is good, to lessen all the pressures. I can empathize at the moment!
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Yes, I am alive - sort of on: June 29, 2014, 08:35:12 pm
Well actually I am supposed to be moving in a van in the middle of July with some furniture and personal items, and a bunch of doors and windows manufactured in our plant in TJ, but now I am thinking about just jetting to Albany, and leaving all of that, as well as packing up here, to partner Dan, and Memo as to driving the van. The plan to have the three of us trek across the Fruited Plain, and showing Dan and Memo all my favorite places, and the farm in Winterset, appears to be fading away into the "inoperative" category.  But yes, I am moving to NY as a full time resident, and thanks for your note. Smiley

Who knows. I may launch my political career in Hudson, and run for the city council from a ward as a Pub that is 40% African American. The higher the peak to climb, the more I savor the trek. The journey is the thing more than actually getting there has become part of my personal perspective as to what give my life meaning. I can't wait to get started on this particular adventure! Tongue
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Yes, I am alive - sort of on: June 29, 2014, 08:13:41 pm
When one is in lock down studying for the Bar exam in NY about 10 hours a day, every day, while expected to service clients now and then, eat and sleep, and screw, and manage a ton of real estate, including managing from afar some substantial construction activity in Hudson, along with completing my delayed 1031 exchange and the sale of one leg of that transaction (thank heavens the sale of the house in Oregon that was part of the exchanged closed before the 180 day deadline), one I suppose could deem debatable as to whether or not one is alive, at least as to the issue as to whether that life is on Earth or in hell, but whatever.

You see, I mean, sure I have been a lawyer since rocks cooled, but does that mean that I know that a party admission by convention as to the Federal Rules of evidence is call "non-hearsay," even though it is hearsay (yes, I already knew that lucunae), but in the state of NY and its courts it is called hearsay but is admissible as an exception to the hearsay rule (as it should be, good for NY), and that a few states have the "agency" theory of felony murder, so that when a cop kills someone in the course of a felony, the perps are liable for that typically in most places, but not agency theory states because cops are not agents of the gang of perps the way an accomplice is if   the trigger man in their gang? F no, and the damn Bar Exam test delves into all of that. Sh*t sometimes you need to know four "languages" at once, the Model code rule, the majority common law rule, the NY rule, and the Federal courts rule. Just ducky baby. And then of course "they" (as in the the sadistic 60 year old committee of law professors who design the test with the aim of attempting to trick you any way they can so they can get a good "curve" of Bar Exam results), expect you to know all the time deadlines and means of alternative service where and when, and whether in is in state, or out of state, as to service of process in NY, as if your goal in life after passing the Bar was to become a full time process server. Boo! F them.

So I won't be around again until August - at all. You all are just are not as important to me as eating, sleeping, screwing, avoiding legal malpractice and massive financial waste - and yes, passing the NY Bar, and passing it the first time now, as in July, rather than later. Don't mean to hurt anyone's feelings, but that is the way it is. Heck I don't even know what has been happening politically, except with respect to some vague rumors that Iraq is falling apart, and Joe Biden's idea of partition back when may have been inspired genius, and that Thad Cochran got a sudden electric shock and miraculously arose from the dead refuting every law of gravity and nature that we thought had been so settled, that a judge could simply take judicial notice of it all.

And as a notice to the Cave, please have someone else attend to all my little reports stacking up. I just won't be dealing with them for about 35 days. And be kind. When in doubt, the Torie policy is "no action." Being a high school Vice Principal type running around with a paddle just isn't my thing.

The best to all of you btw. I hope you are all doing well. Pray for me. Thanks.

Steve
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How similar are you to your parents, in terms of political views? on: June 07, 2014, 10:45:17 pm
Far more similar than not similar (particularly with my Dad - after discussion, 95%+ of the time we reached an accord - we were just wired the same), but then before I reached the age of majority, I was beginning to influence them, weird kid that I was - very weird.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Employed? on: June 07, 2014, 10:42:01 pm
I don't know how to answer this question. I don't have enough hours in the day to adequately get done what needs to be done to keep things on even keel, and my partner happy, and myself engaged in all too much, with the lesson of intensity and passion that meets what I demand of myself, but when it comes to billable hours, a busy week these days is 10+ hours a week.
8  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Let's talk about Del Tachi... on: June 07, 2014, 10:27:13 pm
Del Tachi, I like you and all, I really do, and enjoyed participating with you in the MS primary thread, but my best advice is just to delete this thread. You know you sinned - I know you do. Best.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Hudson NY on: June 05, 2014, 01:18:37 pm
God, I just love this attention. Thanks Grumps!  Smiley

Tucked away little old town, eh?  It's two hours by train to Penn Central Station dude, with the Hudson train station almost on my doorstep, and the trains run every hour. Location, location, baby. By the way, a local author, who used to be a private detective in San Francisco, but gave it all up to move to Hudson, because Hudson is where it is at, is having published a detective novel this September titled White Van (if you see a white van moving slowly down a street, assume its being driven by detectives, with a bunch of electronic gear inside). My cousin's partner (Charlotte) is a literary agent, and although she generally services authors with feminist themes, she found the galleys of this novel a page turner, and stayed up all night reading it, and thus decided to be his agent and get it published. He and his partner (yes, it seems just about everyone in Hudson is gay) came into this restaurant that we were at, for its Thursday nights only cheap burgers, which brings in the locals, and so I was introduced to him after he gave Charlotte a hug. Nice guy, and very hot looking. Tongue Anyway, buy the book! Smiley
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Chicago on: June 05, 2014, 09:00:17 am
My kind of town, Chicago is. I love the place, and really enjoyed my five years there. However, its winters are a deal killer. Won't do Hudson winters either, unless I become mayor or something. My old bones can't take it anymore. They prefer heat!
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which of These Social Classes Do You Consider Yourself a Part Of? on: June 04, 2014, 03:28:07 pm
It is a sure sign the you are upper middle class if you are sitting there typing, wearing only your underwear, your glasses, and five days worth of beard stubble, while drinking cheap vodka straight, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, from a McDonald's Happy Meal cup that once contained your son's Orange Fanta, and occasionally picking bits of the microwaveable burrito that you at for lunch from your teeth with a folded up piece of cellophane from a cigarette package. 




That's more akin to either UC or dysfunctional WC actually (yes the top and the bottom have certain things in common sometimes).
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which of These Social Classes Do You Consider Yourself a Part Of? on: June 04, 2014, 03:25:42 pm
UMC, but with certain eccentricities more typical of the UC, such as driving beat up old cars (relatively speaking), and dressing down, and not being particularly interested in following many social conventions, simply because I don't have to these days and can get away with it.
13  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: The 2014 election season starts (June 3: AL, CA, IA, MS, MT, NJ, NM, SD) on: June 03, 2014, 11:13:17 pm
Rankin would have to do something really weird for this not to go to a runoff now. Odds of that strike me as below 5%. Cochran otherwise still has his 4 Hinds, and 8 Warren precincts and Holmes presumably friendly voters out to move the ball a few basis points his way pending Rankin's 16 precincts, presumably much more vote heavy per precinct.
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: The 2014 election season starts (June 3: AL, CA, IA, MS, MT, NJ, NM, SD) on: June 03, 2014, 10:53:30 pm
Still got Holmes and 8 precincts out in Warren, 4 in Hinds. How many votes does Covington have?
15  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: The 2014 election season starts (June 3: AL, CA, IA, MS, MT, NJ, NM, SD) on: June 03, 2014, 10:29:06 pm
Kashkari coming in 3rd combined with Brown being over 50 percent would be a wonderful epitaph for the California GOP.

Kashkari has clearly won the honor to lose to Jerry in November. He ran a ton of ads on Fox News, and they were effective.
16  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: The 2014 election season starts (June 3: AL, CA, IA, MS, MT, NJ, NM, SD) on: June 03, 2014, 10:13:25 pm
Cochran will need those 28 precincts still out in Hinds to get into the runoff.
17  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: The 2014 election season starts (June 3: AL, CA, IA, MS, MT, NJ, NM, SD) on: June 03, 2014, 10:01:43 pm
Odds are very high the Miss Senate race is headed to a runoff. Cochran should pick up a bit of ground, but there are not enough votes left to get over 50%.
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: The 2014 election season starts (June 3: AL, CA, IA, MS, MT, NJ, NM, SD) on: June 03, 2014, 09:45:31 pm
No more votes out in DeSoto County and McDaniel's at 49.9%.

Rankin will be decisive, but don't underestimate the importance of the remaining vote in Warren, Pontotoc, Lafayette, and Oktibbeha County.  

Yes, Cochran should do well in Warren.
19  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: The 2014 election season starts (June 3: AL, CA, IA, MS, MT, NJ, NM, SD) on: June 03, 2014, 09:42:46 pm
Well Cochran falls behind by a tiny amount in Rankin, and slips below 50% in tandem. Rankin must enjoy being essentially the whole ball game. Tongue
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: The 2014 election season starts (June 3: AL, CA, IA, MS, MT, NJ, NM, SD) on: June 03, 2014, 09:36:16 pm
72% and Cochram inches down to 50.2%.

Ernst at 53% with 11%. Lookin to be bigger blowout than I thought.

But DeSoto is done. I don't think Vicksburg is in either. Absent a Rankin surprise, Cochran should survive.
21  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: The 2014 election season starts (June 3: AL, CA, IA, MS, MT, NJ, NM, SD) on: June 03, 2014, 09:05:28 pm
About 10% of Rankin in, and Cochran up 51-47, a smaller margin than the other Jackson area counties. Oh the drama indeed! Tongue
22  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: The 2014 election season starts (June 3: AL, CA, IA, MS, MT, NJ, NM, SD) on: June 03, 2014, 09:03:32 pm
Hinds has largely shot its wad. It seems that Cochran may be pulling some black votes in the Delta (impressive Pub numbers in heavily black rural counties there), which may save his ass. Anyway, odds are the Cochran will win Rankin with some margin, and wrap it up tonight, but if he loses Rankin, odds are he won't win tonight, and will have to go to a runoff.
23  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: The 2014 election season starts (June 3: AL, CA, IA, MS, MT, NJ, NM, SD) on: June 03, 2014, 08:58:34 pm
The next 8 precincts in DeSoto broke 62-38 or so for McDaniel, and Cochran is carrying the rural counties in the northern part of the state. It is probably the Memphis burbs that are thrashing Cochran. Still nothing from Rankin.
24  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: The 2014 election season starts (June 3: AL, CA, IA, MS, MT, NJ, NM, SD) on: June 03, 2014, 08:49:55 pm
25% in for DeSoto county (neutral area) and McDaniel up 62-36.

Yes, the next five precincts came in, and they went 2-1 for McDaniel, rather than a tad below  3-2 for the first five, with 29 left to go in DeSoto. It's ugly up there. Cochran needs to carry Rankin to win this tonight probably.
25  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: The 2014 election season starts (June 3: AL, CA, IA, MS, MT, NJ, NM, SD) on: June 03, 2014, 08:34:14 pm
Recent big dump in Jasper seems to be what just propelled McDaniel (and Palazzo) up.

And DeSoto started checking in. Look for what Rankin does.
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