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  1. I thought companies could not be pro se in small claims court in Texas but now I think that changed ...
  2. I have not posted here in almost a decade (I gave up fantasy football but wandered back through here when I was flogging the internet). I find myself strangely compelled to join this thread ... must be all the law talkin' stuff. Love that we lawyers have our own thread. Hope everyone is doing well! ETA: 7 years. Lawyers love to overreach.
  3. Almost peed myself watching this the other night. Hilarious.Just got done watching this. I loved the end part talking about the old guys. Hilarious!!!I would not have watched this without the good word giving here and so glad I did. That old guy part at the end had me seriously in pain laughing with tears rolling down my eyes and still was making me laugh at work the next day thinking about it.
  4. I really like the documentary "The One Percent", focusing on wealth disparity in the US.
  5. Just got done watching a Park Chan-wook movie I hadn't heard of Thirst. Pretty good Vampire flick. 10 times better than that Twilight crap. Added to instant. Looks like they have all 3 vengeance trilogy movies on instant now. Chan-wook is breaking out.
  6. Just noticed "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance" is now instant. Great movie. Love the whole trilogy.
  7. Just watched this movie based on your recommendation. Yeah, it was dusty in the room.
  8. Gonna go grab some frozen peas now ... Jockstrap advice was right on.
  9. Posner?Day late, dollar short ... my bad, should read whole thread.
  10. Dirty liberal scum. As if who he was appointed by affects in any way what he actually is. You're really making no sense today, even less than normal.he's pretty much as conservative as they come. Reinhardt's the notorious liberal on the court.When I read the thread title, I just assumed it was Reinhardt. It was quite a shock when I clicked through and saw it was Kozinski. He's the most quoted conservative judge on the 9th Circuit, and I'm really having a hard time thinking of another non-Supreme Court judge who is more well-known.Richard Posner down?
  11. Jordy Nelson is going to be a damn good but not great receiver in the NFL. He will start somewhere at some time IMHO ...
  12. It was not relaxation that worked for us but repeated (x5) IVF ... We were going to quit if it did not work on the last try. Good luck to all those struggling with conception issues ...
  13. http://www.bakersfield.com/931/story/298733.htmlAlso, I did not know that the knife was left on the bed of Taylor's sister.
  14. The local NBC affiliate website had a piece where they said there is some indication that the 4 arrested men knew Sean Taylor's sister ... Wow, that's sad.
  15. Count me suckered in too. His play makes Baby Jesus cry.
  16. From PFT: http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm POSTED 5:29 p.m. EDT; LAST UPDATED 6:38 p.m. EDT, July 17, 2007 VICK IS INDICTED Falcons quarterback Mike Vick has been indicted on multiple charges by a federal grand jury in Virginia. The charges are, per ESPN.com (which not long ago declared Vick was unlikely to be indicted), "conspiracy to travel in interstate commerce in aid of unlawful activities and to sponsor a dog in animal fighting venture." Three others were indicted as well -- Purnell Peace, Quanis Phillips and Tony Taylor. Phillips' name appeared as a contact person on Vick's K-9 Kennels web site. The indictment is available on the web site of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A press release regarding the charges is available here. There is only one count, for now -- conspiracy. In order to be guilty of conspiracy, the government doesn't have to prove that the defendants committed the underlying illegal acts, but only that they intended to do so, and that they accomplished one or more overt acts in order to reach their goals. Under Title 18, Section 371 of the U.S. Code, the penalty for conspiracy is up to five years in prison. If, however, the underlying crime is a misdemeanor, the punishment for conspiracy may not exceed the maximum sentence for the misdemeanor offense. The indictment alleges at paragraph 1 that Peace (a/k/a "P-Funk"), Phillips (a/k/a "Q"), Taylor (a/k/a "T"), and Vick (a/k/a "Ookie" -- we're not kidding) conspired to: (1) travel in interstate commerce and use the mail or any facility in interstate commerce to promote, manage, etc. a business enterprise involving gambling; (2) knowingly sponsor an animal moved in interstate commerce in an animal fighting venture; (3) knowingly transport a dog for the purposes of having the dog participate in an animal fighting venture. The allegation regarding the use of interstate commerce to promote a business enterprise involving gambling is key. Under Title 18 of the U.S. Code, Section 1952, which is titled "Interstate or foreign trade or travel in aid of racketeering enterprises," the maximum penalty is 20 years behind bars. At the time the events transpired, dog fighting was only a misdemeanor. Absent the gambling/racketeering angle, then, Vick would not be facing up to five years, but only the misdemeanor sentence for dog fighting. Here are some highlights from the 18-page indictment. All of the following statements are based on allegations contained in the document. The indictment identifies four "cooperating witnesses," without naming them. As we previously explained, the detail contained in the federal complaint filed earlier this month indicated that someone was spilling the beans as to the specifics of the operation. As it turns out, there are at least four such someones. The conspiracy began in early 2001 and continued through April 25, 2007, the day on which Vick's Surry County, Virginia property was first searched by local authorities. In May 2001, Taylor identified the property on Moonlight Road in Surry County as a suitable location for housing and training pit bull terriers for fighting. Thereafter, Vick and the others purchased approximately 26 dogs from locations inside and outside of Virginia. The "Bad Newz Kennels" were established by Vick and the others in early 2002, and at one point the group obtained shirts and headbands representing their affiliation with "Bad Newz Kennels." The Vick property on Moonlight Road in Surry County thereafter became the location of the venture. "Testing" of the dogs began in February 2002. One of the dogs did not fight very well. It was shot to death with a .22 caliber pistol. Additional dogs that did not perform well in "testing" sessions were executed in the summer of 2002, with three shot and one electrocuted. Fighting also began in 2002, with a trip to North Carolina. Vick's Surry County property hosted its first dog fight in late 2002. The process continued, with purses as high as $20,000. In March 2003, Peace allegedly electrocuted a female pit bull that had lost a fight after consulting on the matter with Vick. Peace shot another losing dog that same month. The most graphic misconduct allegedly occurred not long before the first search of the property. According to paragraph 83 of the indictment, Vick, Peace, and Phillips executed in April 2007 approximately eight dogs that did not perform well in "testing" sessions, by "hanging, drowning, and slamming at least one dog's body to the ground." In other words, in the same month in which Vick declared that he never goes to his Surry County property, and the same month in which he sat face-to-face with the Commissioner, Vick had (according to the indictment) participated in the killing of as many as eight dogs deemed unfit for fighting. So what next? After digesting this information, the NFL and the Falcons will have some tough decisions to make. And we think that both organizations will soon be facing strenuous pressure from animal rights groups to take swift and decisive action against Mr. Vick.
  17. Falcons | Details of Vick's indictment Tue, 17 Jul 2007 14:59:04 -0700 ESPN.com reports Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick has been indicted for conspiracy to travel in interstate commerce in aid of unlawful activities and to sponsor a dog in an animal fighting venture. If Vick is found guilty on the traveling part of the indictment, he could face up to five years in prison, pay a $250,000 fine and full restitution. If he is found guilty on the animal fighting venture part of the indictment, he could face up to a year in prison, pay a $100,000 fine, or both. Vick would also have to forfeit anything he gained from the proceeds of the dog fights.
  18. I believe Vick will plea bargain down the charges,Goodell will lay the hammer down in a one year suspensionplus lots of community service at an animal shelter.Then, the final shoe will drop as Arthur Frank will cut Vick.Plea bargain down to what? Vick is the big fish, here. He bought the property. I wouldn't be surprised if he bankrolled the operations.I am sure Q, T and P-Funk aka Funk did not bankroll it ...The indictment says Vick aka Ookie laid down the cash ...
  19. Wow. He is screwed ...I know, did anyone else even bother to read this?Wetting a dog down and electrocuting it because it didn't fight well enough?!? That son of a ##### deserves the jail time he clearly is going to get. The level of detail in the indictment is impressive, and I guarantee you it does not contain all the Fed's evidence. There is no way...NO WAY...that Goodell is going to let Vick play this season with this hanging over his head. Disgusting. Check out page 17, #83. If this is true, I hope he's banned for life. What a stupid, sick MF.
  20. The most interesting thing about the indictment is the degree of Vick's involvement in the specific fighting. They even evidently have him killing a dog IIRC from reading it ...
  21. I wasn't clear whether it was a federal or state indictment until I read that. I think I read some very onerous conviction percentage when Jamal Lewis was indicted on federal drug charges... something like they have a conviction rate in the 90%'s on drug violations after a grand jury indicts. Could be they are less successful with other sorts of crimes; I doubt it. The feds have been extremely tight lipped on the evidence they are collecting and that they were able to get an indictment is a bad sign. Read the indictment! Its very specific and they obviously have a lot of cooperating witnesses ...Specific down to the names of the dogs involved in a lot of the fights and the amount of money at stake ...
  22. Hire a Vick cousin when the other cousins are getting indicted?I doubt that ...
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