Sunday talk shows: O'Malley to discuss challenging Clinton

Sunday talk shows: O'Malley to discuss challenging Clinton
CIA Director John Brennan will discuss the Patriot Act and bulk phone record collection by the National Security Agency. • Fox News Sunday: Host Chris Wallace interviews Fiorina, the only woman in the GOP field, who on Wednesday tried to draw attention …
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Bank of America fined M by US for debt collection
The agency says Bank of America has started taking steps to correct the problems and "is committed to taking all necessary and appropriate steps" to do so. The regulators say the bank violated the law protecting service members by taking improper legal …
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Why old rape test kits may now put thousands in prision
No federal agency tracks untested sexual assault kits, but Joyful Heart estimates it's in the hundreds of thousands. (Texas alone has more than 20,000, according to recent congressional testimony.) The group is getting help from two law firms, working …
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Latest Bankruptcy Laws News

Know the law: When your tenant files for bankruptcy
Bankruptcy filings stop evictions. Under our Federal Bankruptcy laws, when a person files bankruptcy, all state court procedures, including unlawful detainers, must immediately stop. This is referred to as an "automatic stay." The automatic stay gives …
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Puerto Rico Fights to Restore Law Allowing Public Debt Revamp
Puerto Rico is trying to revive a law allowing its public agencies and utilities to restructure their mounting debt as Detroit and other U.S. cities have done. Creditors won the first fight in the case by persuading a federal judge in San Juan to throw …
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Latest Us Bankruptcy Code News

Schemes Of Arrangement For Distressed Shipping Companies – A Viable (And
While it is clear that chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code can be an effective tool of reorganisation for distressed foreign shipping companies that are locked in an adversarial dispute with their creditors, should an English scheme of arrangement …
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Nature of Bankruptcy Work Changing Amid Filing Declines
For the yearlong period ending March 31, filings in federal bankruptcy courts nationwide tumbled by 12.3 percent after falling 11.3 percent the prior year, according to a Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts database. More recently, an April 30 …
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Labor SMART rejects acquisition deal, default notice in dispute
“We believe the auction process outlined under Section 363 of the US Bankruptcy Code provides the best opportunity for a return to us,” according to Command Center's filing. Command Center also reported it submitted a notice of default and demand for …
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Bankruptcy laws holding back entrepreneurs, says Shell official

Bankruptcy laws holding back entrepreneurs, says Shell official
Muscat – Entrepreneurs in Oman are held back by bankruptcy laws which discourage risk-taking, Chris Breeze, Shell 's country chairman has said. Without a support structure, entrepreneurs who fail aren't given a chance to recover, he said, calling for …
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Trademark Licensees Beware: The Hypothetical Test Lives On In The Third Circuit
Section 365(a) of the Bankruptcy Code allows a bankruptcy trustee or chapter 11 debtor-in-possession ("DIP") to assume or reject most kinds of executory contracts and unexpired leases. This broad power, however, is limited with respect to certain kinds …
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Liquidators of Ex-Harvard QB's Funds Sue Barclays for Million
Lawyers for the liquidators said in a suit filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York that Mr. Priore, ICP's 46-year-old founder and former Harvard University quarterback, fraudulently transferred more than $ 40 million to Barclays to cover margin calls …
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Former Monroe paper mill owner sentenced to prison for hiding funds in Swiss
"After multiple down cycles in the pulp and paper industry, St. Anne Nackawic could no longer be run profitably and it sought protection under the Canadian bankruptcy laws." Temkin called Hawkes a "serial litigant whose conspiracy theories" had been …

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Playing Koi

Image by drp
This is a detail from a painting of a koi pond that Jolene did as a birthday present for her mother, Marta. It was to eventually turn into a floor piece under a homemade fountain that Marta constructed for her apartment in Louisville. Jolene tacked up the canvas on the back of the cabin we were staying in during our visit to Kentucky last year, and painted like a madwoman for a few days straight. The entire process was amazing to watch, and the result was truly impressive.

I don’t think I have ever met a more gifted artist, honestly. Jolene paints, sketches, sculpts, quilts, weaves, carves, makes jewelry, works in fabrics and textiles, photography…..and…..she can sing, play the sax, perform stand-up comedy, and conjure up Photoshop magic like no one’s business.

I may be a depressed, anxiety-plagued, unemployed momma’s boy with low self-esteem and debt problems, but hell….I ain’t stupid. I know enough to hitch my wagon to a star when I see one! Ha!

Do yourself a favor and check out her newly re-designed website when you get the chance too. It’s chock full o’ groovy stuff.

And by the way, if you are fortunate enough to get the Style Network on your cable TV system, Jolene will be one of the featured contestants on this Thursday’s "Craft Corner Deathmatch" game show. Watch her work some serious crafting mojo against a worthy opponent, as her daughter and I cheer her on from the sidelines.

You rock my socks, bay-beee.


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Former Miami Mayor Ferré: Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis Is Florida's Migration Boom
The Caribbean is known for blue water, white beaches – and red ink. The region is home to seven of the world's 10 most indebted nations. But the Caribbean's worst crisis involves a U.S. territory: Puerto Rico, whose debt is a staggering $ 73 billion.
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Laurie Campbell: Credit Canada CEO shatters debt myths
She believes that Canadians are far too indebted, and she rejects economists' arguments that there is no debt problem because debt levels are being outstripped by the value of people's assets. Ms. Campbell says many people's asset values are climbing …
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Latest Bankruptcies News

Bankruptcies for March. 16 through April 10
Chad Corry Olsen, dba Greater Yellowstone Flyfishers, Inc. 414 W. Front St. Livingston. Chapter 7. March 16. Womack. Teresa Marie Kurzrock. PO Box 2038. West Yellowstone. Chapter 7. March 18. Richardson. Deborah Lee Crawford. PO Box 1244.
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The above Court has appointed me as Personal Representative of Decedent's estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must present the claim: (a) Before the time when the claim would be barred by any applicable statute of limitations, and (b …
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Bankruptcies complicate tax foreclosures
McCOOK, Neb. — Nathanial Mustion, the McCook, Nebraska, attorney hired by Red Willow County commissioners to handle the county's tax foreclosures, told commissioners Monday morning that he isn't qualified to handle two of the county's 10 pending …
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How to Avoid Financial Misery Like Bankruptcy

Bradenton, FL (PRWEB) June 19, 2008

Increasing numbers of people are experiencing sometimes major financial problems as the credit crunch bites harder and harder. Fortunately, five new comprehensive websites have been launched that present a unified solution to help overcome whatever difficulties may arise.

The five websites —, ,, and — can be regarded as a one-stop solution to the various stages of a person’s financial problems.

Terrifyingly, there were more than 850,000 petitions for bankruptcy in 2007 — 230,000 more than in the previous year. And that figure is set to increase for 2008.

In the majority of cases, people were forced to file for bankruptcy for one of 4 main reasons. The first of these, quite simply, is poor management of personal finances. Bad debt management is another prime cause of people going further down the slope towards financial insolvency – coupled with a lack of knowledge of the availability of any financial aid to help fend off the crisis and, finally, the complete clearing out of money as a result of a family crisis.

The above five websites can help guide people through these potentially life-ruining situations and help them emerge in a condition in which they can move their lives forward again.

Everyone should have a sound personal finance management skills. As such, this website that focuses on Personal Finance Management can give you the necessary wherewithal to manage your personal finances efficiently. It cleverly calls itself a ‘common cents’ guide to tapping into your subconscious financial genius to help take control of your own financial situation. There are upwards of 20 specially designed sections of information with topics such as Investing Advice, Free Budget Planner, Personal Finance for Teens and The Importance of Leverage — all helping to alleviate the financial ignorance that is at the root of so many financial disasters.

Life Insurance is an important aspect of a person’s finance and so a similarly designed site that focuses on Life Insurance is created. There is a clear, easy to follow Home Page and then invaluable links into the ‘basics’ of life insurance and its benefits. The mysteries of Term Life or Whole Life Insurance policies are explained in language that is easy enough to comprehend but detailed enough to be completely invaluable. This site, like the other four in the package, has been designed with the utmost thought.

Bankruptcy is an issue that no one like so a totally all-embracing collection of everything you will ever need to know about the ins and outs of bankruptcy — how to avoid it and how to escape it is ready for you. As well as careful explanation about the New Bankruptcy Act and the rules associated with bankruptcy there are logical, unemotional pages devoted to Alternatives to Bankruptcy, Questions, Before and After Bankruptcy, Filing for Bankruptcy, Requirements and many, many more. Not only is the information easy to access and understand, it is presented without the heavy-handed approach to be found on many similar sites and it is certainly not in the least condescending to the reader. If you are reading this to increase your knowledge, or reading it because you think the reality of bankruptcy is staring you in the face, you will learn much that will be of benefit to you.

Some of you may prefer to look at financial aid and this informative website has details of all the financial aids that are available at the current time to assist people’s personal situations. With sections devoted to Student Scholarships, Minority Scholarships, Company Scholarships, Financial Aid Applications, Attracting Scholarships and Questions to Ask — and many more — this again is invaluable reading. This site can demonstrate how your financial difficulties can be eased by having financial aid subsidize part of your bill. This is a channel many people are strangely unaware of and this website fills a much needed gap.

The fifth and final part of this highly impressive range of sites is on bad credit, which gives you the necessary particulars about, amongst other things, debt consolidation. There are more than 25 bespoke pages, with topics such as Creditcard Counseling, How to Prevent Bad Credit, Check Your Credit Rating, Debt Consolidation Program and Low Interest Loans — all advancing priceless information that will enable people to avoid falling into bankruptcy.

These five websites have been prepared to meet a growing market and they present the reader with all the details they are likely to need. If you are just trying to gather more information about managing personal finances — these sites are for you. If you are a student about to begin your independent financial life — these sites are for you too. If you are at the beginning or in the middle of a potentially crippling financial mess — then these sites are, most definitely, just what you have been looking for.

Five, separate but closely connected sites offering sound, straightforward financial advice. Too good to be true?

Not a bit of it — just check them out for yourself and you’ll soon agree.

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Policy Wonk: Thanks to LePage, Maine leaks revenue in 2 ways

Policy Wonk: Thanks to LePage, Maine leaks revenue in 2 ways
In short, low federal taxes do not ward off recession, facilitate recovery from recession, or produce sustained economic or job growth. They have only increased the nation's debt and produced the highest level of income inequality in the nation's history.
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In Writing: What the New West Virigina Updates Mean for Debt Collectors
West Virginia had once been described as one of the most treacherous states within which to conduct debt collection business. Collection agencies were frequently sued by consumers for contact after the consumer alleged to have retained an attorney.
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Print of ”Canine at the Westminster Pit’, 1862.’ in Black Frame

Print of ”Canine at the Westminster Pit’, 1862.’ in Black Frame

Print of ''Canine at the Westminster Pit', 1862.' in Black Frame

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‘Canine at the Westminster Pit’, 1862. Pit Bull terriers are set in a pit at Westminster. The one on the right is Derby, the dog of Lord Derby, the Conservative Leader. The one on the left is the Westbury Pup. This refers to an ongoing battle in parliament during which Lord Westbury was at odds with Lord Chelmsford. It stemmed from an omission in the new Bankruptcy Act which meant that some officials of the Insolvent Court had lost pay. However, when Lord Derby rose to intervene in the argument,

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Texas Attorney Brings Practice to the Community with New Public Resources

Texas Attorney Brings Practice to the Community with New Public Resources
For example, a post titled “What if You are Defrauded and the Perpetrator Files Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?” showcased a loophole in Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the specifics of bankruptcy laws and how it relates to defraud, and what the victim and the courts …
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Supreme Court Preserves Viability Of Chapter 13
Law360, New York (May 18, 2015, 7:27 PM ET) — Chapter 13 bankruptcy will remain a viable, albeit difficult, option for individual debtors after the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled wages and assets they acquire after filing for protection are …
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Bankruptcy Plan Appeal Fails to Sway High Court
(CN) – A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled a debtor who filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy protection does not have the right to appeal when a court refuses to ratify his plan for repaying creditors. Louis Bullard is the owner of a property in …
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