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Sometimes, Misinformation Is Worse Than No Information

Some things I have learned to simply accept, if not with good humor, then at least without comment. As an attorney, I often receive (unsolicited) the glossy “brag books” in which a bunch of Seattle and Bellevue attorneys call themselves “Super Lawyers”, or publications like this one, intended to create confidence that if you have the negligence/personal injury/product liability case in which you don’t have confidence to properly handle yourself, referral to their firm would be a great thing for your client. 605 more words

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The Weighty Matter of State-Sanctioned Death In Washington State

As an interesting counterpoint to a United States Attorney General who is reluctant to say that it is unconstitutional to use drones to execute American citizens on American soil, in Olympia, we have a bill before the legislature that proposes to ban the death penalty in the state of Washington, which has drawn some interesting supporters, including former Seattle Police Chief… 1,277 more words

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Idiocracy, Reefer Logic, and the Gospel of Other People's Money

One of the things I have learned in my brief time on this planet is that knee-jerk post-mortems are often wrong.  I find that blame and recrimination are too often part of the process, and it tends to cloud thinking and obscure what is important.  2,670 more words

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My Joy Cannot Be Contained...

I was reading the most recent AEES Bulletin this morning, and in the article on “Washington State and the Affordable Health Care Act”, I came across this gem: 182 more words

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A Modest Proposal

Since Congress does not apparently make any corolation between spending money it does not have, and the effect on “We, the Peasants”, I suggest this modest proposal: 131 more words

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I Called This A Week Ago:

A letter from the governor of Idaho to business owners in Oregon and Washington inviting them to leave the rising taxocracies of Oregon and Washington. 809 more words

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