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Name: KWR
Gender: Male
Hometown: Oregon
Home country: USA
Current location: Right Here
Member since: Thu Sep 15, 2016, 06:40 PM
Number of posts: 1,081

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I'm on Social Security and usually get $16 a month in food stamps. I just got a $160 bonus for SNAP.

I couldn't believe it. This will last me six months. Thanks to the dems that passed the law allowing the bonus.

The death rate for KNOWN coronavirus cases is 3.5% in the USA

The math doesn't look very good for the elderly and immune compromised. Only 20% of the people that are put on ventilators survive.

'Scared to Death' by Arbitration: Companies Drowning in Their Own System

Teel Lidow couldn’t quite believe the numbers. Over the past few years, the nation’s largest telecom companies, like Comcast and AT&T, have had a combined 330 million customers. Yet annually an average of just 30 people took the companies to arbitration, the forum where millions of Americans are forced to hash out legal disputes with corporations.

Mr. Lidow, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur with a law degree, figured there had to be more people upset with their cable companies. He was right. Within a few months, Mr. Lidow found more than 1,000 people interested in filing arbitration claims against the industry.

About the same time last year, Travis Lenkner and his law partners at the firm Keller Lenkner had a similar realization. Arbitration clauses bar employees at many companies from joining together to mount class-action lawsuits. But what would happen, the lawyers wondered, if those workers started filing tens of thousands of arbitration claims all at once? Many companies, it turns out, can’t handle the caseload.

Hit with about 2,250 claims in one day last summer, for example, the delivery company DoorDash was “scared to death” by the onslaught, according to internal documents unsealed in February in federal court in California.

Years ago a credit collector tried to take me to small claims court. The filing fee was $75. The contract allowed for arbitration. I demanded that the small claims lawsuit be dropped and we take the issue to arbitration where the collector would have had to pay $3000 for a $500 lawsuit. We ended up settling the debt for $50.

SC Senate candidate arrested on charges of sexual misconduct with a minor


A South Carolina Senate candidate vying to unseat a Democratic incumbent was arrested Wednesday on child sex abuse charges.

Family Values. NOT!

Some comedy to help you through these crazy times.

Maybe this will help lighten the mood around here.

There are predicting a 20% unemployment rate.

This could destroy the US & world economy. There isn't a big enough safety net to catch the world in.

At the grocery store tonight I bought a six pack of Coors and noticed...

that Cornoa Beer was stacked to the ceiling. I have never liked that beer, but they may want to change their name. All the other beers were being stocked & sold normally. Just sayin...

Devin Nunes' Cow Has a First Amendment Right to Call Rep. Nunes a 'Treasonous Cowpoke'


You might think that Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, would be too busy to file baseless defamation lawsuits against anonymous Twitter accounts. But you’d be wrong.

Last year, Rep. Nunes sued a number of people who were mean to him online, including the Twitter parody accounts Devin Nunes’ Mom and Devin Nunes’ Cow. Now, he’s trying to unmask the Cow by subpoenaing the author’s identity from a local law firm. The ACLU and Public Citizen have filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the court to block Nunes’ subpoena because it violates the First Amendment right to anonymous speech.

From Sam Adams to Mark Twain, Americans throughout history have used pseudonyms to criticize public officials. People adopt pseudonyms for a number of different reasons, such as protecting privacy and preventing official retaliation. The Supreme Court has made clear that “an author’s decision to remain anonymous, like other decisions concerning omissions or additions to the content of a publication, is an aspect of freedom of speech protected by the First Amendment.”

To protect anonymous speech, courts require defamation plaintiffs to satisfy a number of criteria before allowing them to use subpoenas and other discovery tools to unmask anonymous speakers. As particularly relevant here, a plaintiff must demonstrate that the defendant’s statements are plausibly defamatory (i.e., not protected opinion, parody, or political rhetoric) and produce evidence showing that the defendant’s statements were actually false. These requirements prevent plaintiffs from using meritless defamation claims as a vehicle to identify anonymous critics for purposes of retaliation, while allowing plaintiffs with legitimate claims to proceed. As we argue in our friend-of-the-court brief, these safeguards are not just good policy – they’re required by the First Amendment.

Thailand shooting: Soldier kills 20 in gun rampage

Source: BBC News Web Site

A soldier has killed 20 people and injured many more in a gun rampage in the Thai city of Nakhon Ratchasima.

Jakraphanth Thomma, a junior officer, killed his commanding officer before stealing weapons from a military camp, a defence spokesman told BBC Thai.

The suspect then drove to the city centre and entered a shopping complex, where he is believed to be holed up.

The suspect, whose motives remain unclear, posted images of his attack on social media sites.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-51427301
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