The Nuclear Option: Mutually-Assured Destruction
Saturday, August 18, 2018

  At the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. had the capacity to destroy each other. During the Cold War, mutually-assured destruction was the military strategy adopted to prevent thermonuclear war – no sane head of state would launch a first strike knowing that... .. read more..

Make the Phone Company Liable for Telephone Harassment
Sunday, July 8, 2018

If you have a land line or cell phone and you are not harassed by robocallers, you are as rare as a sasquatch shopping in a Publix. You are being called by Rachel from Cardholder Services or the “this is not a sales call” idiot. You are being offered all-expense-paid vacations in Orla... .. read more..

Gifts and the Home and Community-Based Services Waiver
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Many persons need help with “Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)” or “Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs).” ADLs are basic abilities needed to function without nursing care – eating, dressing, toileting, bathing and getting out of bed. Somewhat more complex... .. read more..

A Reminder about Poison Ivy
Saturday, June 9, 2018

If you go down in the woods today You’re sure of a big surprise If you go down in the woods today Beware and open your eyes! Poison ivy can be in disguise You won’t know the shape the leaves are in So with leaves of three, let it be Or you’ll be trying to scratch off your skin. ... .. read more..

Ronald Deere Still on Death Row
Saturday, April 21, 2018

On September 22, 2012, I posted “Don’t Stop: You’re Killing Me!” about Ronald Deere.  He has been on death row in California more than three decades for a 1982 murder.  Despite pleading guilty and requesting execution, in 2012 attorneys were still appealing the s... .. read more..

Common-Law Husband and Wife Move to Michigan
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

A question came up regarding common-law marriage in Michigan. The couple in question came from Colorado where they were common-law husband and wife.  They were concerned about qualifying for spousal benefits under Social Security when they reach retirement age. Several attorneys told them th... .. read more..

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