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Month: November 2012

The Confidence To Fight

Having the confidence to fight in court is important, there are several factors that will make this easier from being well prepared and researched and also down to how you look.

Making sure you have researched as much information about the case before stepping into court is important because you don’t want to be left confused or unaware of certain situations that may arise. Seeking good representation will be very important but one factor often overlooked can be something as simple as appearance.

Making sure you are well turned out will have a better impression on people in the court but looking a bit deeper can also be interesting. Such imperfections as moles or excess hair can cause people to feel awkward about themselves so taking measures to make sure they feel better about themselves and fully confident can help. Click here for more info.

Confidence is very important in court and anyone that goes in not feeling 100% can give off negative vibes and jeapordise the case so whatever measure you can take to ensure maximum confidence should be taken. These steps can also help you in day to day life become happier in yourself and make you more confident.

Whatever steps you do take make sure that you are doing it for the right reasons and you will automatically feel better about yourself. Confidence is key to acheiving goals in life and that is why so many seminars and self help gurus are so succesful and sports psychology is an important part of most competitive teams today.

Wine Shipping Creates Problems

This is the time of year.  Grey Thursday (what the heck is that, by the way?) Black Friday! Small Business Saturday! Cyber Monday!

I give it about 2 years before someone comes up with something for Sunday!  In any case, if you’re shopping for wine this year and want to send wine from your favorite winery to a friend in Texas, Pennsylvania or about 20 other states, find a good attorney.  Anyone sending unique wine gifts can tell you one simple fact, wine shipping laws are arcane and antiquated.

It sucks to ship wine.

In any case, part of the problem is that unlike beer, which is dominated by a few huge companies that we have all heard of, wine is dominated by thousands of small wineries which couldn’t come close to making enough wine to satisfy the demand for their products.  Weird huh?

Importance of researching road laws

Road trips are exhilarating and popular for many reasons, for one they allow you to explore foreign countries and visit many different regions and culture in a relatively short space of time. However many people forget to complete one major task before setting off, arguably the most important thing to do before embarking on your journey, and that is to familiarise themselves  with the motoring laws of the countries that they are visiting. Rules that may seem bizarre to us still need to be observed.

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For example, in Estonia it is a legal requirement to carry two wheel chocks at all times to be used when your car is stationary to stop free rolling. Similarly, a new law has been passed in France that prohibits drivers from using the speed camera alert on their satellite navigation systems. These rules may appear somewhat strange to us, but the last thing that you want to do is get a fine, or worse, for failing to adhere them.

Travel writers often document their journeys for others to read about and share their experiences, and I can guarantee that many of these writers have become victims of weird road laws because they simply did not research the destination before they left.

Stand By Lawyers – Election Results

There are a host of lawyers all standing by, just in case the election ends in some sort of legal challenge.  Many are predicting their own particular favorite nightmare scenario, however consider this one – Florida or Ohio simply too close to be called – and thousands of provisional or absent ballot papers not yet processed.

There is a definition here that is useful – the ’margin of litigation’ regarding all these outstanding votes.  Simply stated it means that the difference between Obama and Romney, must be much less than the outstanding votes.  Obviously the State concerned is also crucial.

Any of the real crucial, pivotal states would be a problem.  Whatever happens there is no doubt that lawyers and official are ready for events like this.  You don’t run campaigns with these sort of costs without having a shed load of lawyers at the ready.  The last big legal battle over the presidency was the Bush versus Gore battle which was ultimately decided in the US Supreme court.

To back these lawyers up, both campaigns are keeping their own eye on the incidents and counts taking place.  Obama’s guys have a computerised system which tracks these events.  Producing reports and the ability to inform key campaign officials quickly.  Romney’s teams also have an advanced incident response unit, this is based on specially designed smartphone apps which allow people to report any voting issue wherever they may occur.  These may even use VPns and proxies much like the one’s described here which show how a VPN on Ipad works.

This technology allows them to keep track on all sorts of voters, even those who are currently abroad and voted by post or proxy.  It demonstrates how global the world is when you can sit in a bar on the Costa Del Sol, watching BBC iplayer in Spain whilst voting in the US elections!

Almost everyone agrees that if litigation does happen it is likely to be focussed on either Florida or Ohio.  The reasons will probably be due to absentee or provisional votes those which are verified after the election is closed.

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