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Words to Wright By

By: Robin Bayne

...scovered one of my articles in a magazine he found at a bus stop in Southern California. That article had been published in another state. But because... ...s trusted God to enlighten them about what plants created certain medicines. Lawyers, kings, and 40 all kingdoms believed law, power, and wisdom came... ...Erik R. V an Asch loves to write poetry and speculative fiction. He lives in California with his wife of over fifteen years and their four kids: Ethan...

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7 Scorpions : Rebellion

By: Mike Saxton

...e people would follow in my footsteps. As it is, there was a big to do in California about what I did. And 77 was only the number of deaths they cou... ...ose the weaknesses that we expose in his forces today, but we’ll do what lawyers and accountants did when they closed loopholes in the law…we’ll fn...

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And Gulliver Returns Book V : My Visit to Singaling

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

...re and more people at retirement age want to work. A friend of mine at the California State University joyfully goes to work every day at 85. He is a... ... so busy chasing their political tails that they can‟t move forward. Your lawyers, journalists and media headliners keep too many of you focused on t... ...hese are the essentials of mental and societal health.” 24 —“In California we require a valid identification to prevent anyone under 21 fro... ... “The gains vary with the country. For example in Algeria the majority of lawyers and judges are women, yet in your US, college educated women avera... ... want to protect the innocent and the society. In your country highly paid lawyers can use psychological tricks to sway a jury. In our country if you... ...or the doctor. In the UK a knee surgery might take years to get, while in California it would take a week or two. The extra cost is definitely worth ... ...ren based on the best scientific findings available, not by what expensive lawyers are able to talk politically appointed judges into doing in the na... ...heir household slaves!” --“I agree. In my home city of Los Angeles „California casual‟ has been making inroads for years. Professors seldom we... ...light attendants, who were already making more in salary than teachers in California, gave them more money and fewer hours of work. They opened the...

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And Gulliver Returns Book III : A Visit to Kino

By: Bob Oconnor

...o much to the U.S. to keep it afloat that it practically owns New York and California! China, of course, was a vast agricultural land with a ... ...mbered in the America I left behind 20 years ago. And my brief glimpses of California last week did nothing to rinse the memories of the graffiti, t... ...wers had contributed over $35,000 to his campaigns. Representative Farr of California added a $25 million subsidy for spinach growers who hadn‘t pro... ...ital costs are up, prescription drugs costs are up.― --―Don‘t your lawyers have a part in this?‖ 21 --―Yes, a big part. When they... ...es never get to court. They are settled out of court because the defending lawyers have no idea as to what a jury will award. And by settling the law... ...s peers, all with M.D. degrees, more cases would go to court and the suing lawyers would find that such suits were not profitable for them to pursue.... ...e generally made up of poorer citizens, often with minimal educations, the lawyers know they can get settlements based on appeals to emotions. In ou... .... It allowed the young in China to emulate their Western cousins—peroxided California blonds, rave parties, gratuitous uncaring and unprotected sex, ... ...inated in our area, then Europe and the U.S. got into the act. Your state, California, really got things going when it offered billions of dollars of...

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And Gulliver Returns Book IV : A Look at Our Human Values

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

...he weight of your body on a mattress. I had trouble sleeping on my bed in California, but these air flotation mattresses at the hotel are like being... ...entatives are nearly always beholden to somebody: oil interests, doctors, lawyers, Christians, Jews, gambling interests, retired people, teachers, l... ...redness. L‘Oreal cosmetics has the slogan ‗I‘m worth it.‘ I‘ve heard more California women spout it whenever they want to do something out of the or... ...education is not the key to questioning any creating supernatural entity. Lawyers‘ educations do not explore evolutionary biology. A medical educatio... ...presentatives of the citizens?‖ —―Right Ray. Look at what happened in California to their democratic vote. In 1994 Proposition 187 was passed by... ...legal immigration. It was the federal government‘s responsibility. ―California‘s Attorney General appealed, but didn‘t pursue the appeal as fas... ...e majority of the citizens. So much for democracy! ―Then again in California in 2008 the California Supreme Court, by a 4 to 3 decision, ove... ..., evolutionary biology, philosophy and history. But the huge majority are lawyers. So they should be pretty competent in writing criminal laws and c... ...ractical science of a Benjamin Franklin? How many physicists, surgeons or lawyers have read Locke, Montaigne, Aristotle and Aquinas? Today‘s studen...

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And Gulliver Returns Book I : Touchdown

By: Bob Oconnor

... minds of humanity. “This is Chet Rowland of World News on the California desert where we have just witnessed the final leg of the grea... .... (1) In five years, by 2030, five billion will live in the cities. Here in California our population will double to 60 million people in the first h... ...hat we can support the present world population in the style of the average Californian is not only ephemeral, its reality can never be. We may be e... ... eruption, two million years ago, released enough ash to cover the state of California under 6 meters of ash. We are entering a geologic era where... ...owstone should erupt again. Then there is that big quake that is overdue in California. Or maybe God will send us another great flood and let us sta... ...om left to right. The most left leaning is Lee. He is one of the few honest lawyers I know. Chet, is the term ‘honest lawyer’ an oxymoron? He’s the o... ....” —“Gosh Lee, I didn’t realize that we had such court decisions. You lawyers and judges have sure screwed up our country!” —“Point taken, ...

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And Gulliver Returns Book VII : Book 7 Visit to Indus

By: Bob Oconnor

...he ever-occurring gremlins that invade our computers or software. Indian lawyers, who are schooled in English and American common law, are used to ... ...oor people will work very hard when given the chance. I remember being in California some years ago and seeing the Mexican bra ceros working in the f... ... have to pay top dollar to get workers, even professionals. Why are Indian lawyers making $10 to $20 an hour when low end California lawyers make ten... ...fessionals. Why are Indian lawyers making $10 to $20 an hour when low end California lawyers make ten to twenty times that amount? ―Pakista... ...iven as many children as they want. That was the case with the unmarried California woman with fourteen children. ―We have followed India in ...

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When Serpents Die

By: Gerrie Ferris

...alled his name. Being Sunday evening, and near Christmas, I didn’t expect that any lawyers would be working, but light should be coming from somewhe... ...” “No need to carry on,” she said. “Don’t you go to trial tomorrow? Don’t you lawyers work on weekends before big trials?” “I work at night... ...o do?” His mouth turned up into a bemused smile. “Anything else I should see?” Lawyers. Laura Kate shook her head and took a step, looking at t... ...owd — did have some good ideas, like banning slavery, strong drink, Catholics — and lawyers.” Laura Kate took care to school her smirk. He took th... ...from Brewster, she hoisted it, and said, “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” Brewster coughed discreetly. “Dinner in half an... ...ped with slices of roasted salmon. As Brewster uncorked a bottle of Chardonnay — a California Estancia — she gave him an appreciative nod. He knew...

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Three Ghost Stories

By: Charles Dickens

...s not materi ally assisted by these witnesses: inasmuch as the first was in California, and the last was, as Ikey said (and he was con firmed by the... ...same Judges and others on the bench, the same Murderer in the dock, the same lawyers at the table, the same tones of question and answer rising to the...

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Gulliver's Travels

By: Jonathan Swift

...her of us could understand a syllable. There were several of his priests and lawyers present (as I conjec tured by their habits), who were commanded ... ... Europe are in a great error, by supposing nothing but sea between Japan and California; for it was ever my opinion, that there must be a balance of e... ...reason to believe, east ward, to that unknown tract of America west ward of California; and north, to the Pacific Ocean, which is not above a hundred... ...s well as for the trial of criminals, and picked out from the most dexterous lawyers, who are grown old or lazy; and having been biassed all their liv... ...ny thing unbecoming their nature or their office. “It is a maxim among these lawyers that whatever has been done before, may legally be done again: an... ...ity, that creatures endowed with such prodigious abilities of mind, as these lawyers, by the description I gave of Gulliver’ s Travels – Swift 221 t... ...s yet wholly at a loss to under stand what motives could incite this race of lawyers to perplex, disquiet, and weary them selves, and engage in a con...

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The Early Short Fiction

By: Edith Wharton

...d like bites. The suggestion of witchcraft was revived, and the op- posing lawyers hurled tomes of necromancy at each other. At last Anne de Cornault ... ...se, and his death had left her alone, for her only daughter had married in California, and could not afford the long journey to New York to see her mo...

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A Courageous Battle

By: Susan Bracken

...and the only time I ever saw him drunk. … Later, they moved to Long Beach, California. My brother, Erik, works there too, also in aviation.” Lacey wan... ...wed- ish food. My mother was a great cook.” “You said your parents live in California. Are they well?” “Yes. At seventy, Dad has one foot in retiremen... ...erested in aerospace as well, and decided to go that route, so now he’s in California, as I told you. Erik and his wife, Meryl, have two daughters. Gr... ...d in March, 1989. Jake’s parents, and his brother and family, flew in from California. Christo- pher came with a beautiful girl named Margot, and Eric... ...Ph.D., Eds., (essays by multi-disciplinary authors: medical professionals, lawyers, philosophers, a theologian), Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004 ...

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And Gulliver Returns Book VI : Our Psychological Motivations

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

...ther and homemaker may actually be doing it out of a power motivation. If she is perfect how can she be faulted? I remember one of my cases in Califo... ...bombs to enhance the power of the tribal or national leader—‗power over‘ seems to be borne in our genes.‖ —―Lee, spoken like a true Califo... ...olent gangs, bullies often band together. More than one in four students report being bullied in a year. Sometimes they are even killed, as a Califo... ...elt. After all, we all expect the clergy to be saintly, but in business we expect some crooks, and of course in Lee‘s profession we expect all lawyer... ...ng it into a lake. Her defense was that she had been repeatedly raped as a child by her stepfather. The effects of these rapes was held by the lawyer... ...in school.‖ —―Like we say, when you find yourself in a deep hole, stop digging. But back to your Supreme Court. I thought that your lawyer... ... politically correct and afraid to hurt anyone‘s feelings. Maybe you‘re afraid to be sued for defamation of character. I don‘t know. But your lawyer... ...urn‘s rings. And one of the big ones was returning to earth, seeing the Rockies, Baja, and the Pacific. Then another was the touch down on the Califo...

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John Leech's Pictures of Life and Character

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

...egardless of satire, and calmly consuming his five meals per diem. Against lawyers, beadles, bishops and clergy, and authorities, Mr. Punch is still r... ...onnet at the glass, informs that “she has used the whole bottle of Balm of California, but her hair comes off yet.” You can see the bear’s-grease not ...

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The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson to His Family and Friends ; Selected and Edited with Notes and Introd. By Sidney Colvin : Volume 1

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

... R. L. Stevenson: V ol. 1 Letter: TO SIDNEY COLVIN [COAST LINE MOUNTAINS, CALIFORNIA, SEPTEMBER 1879.] HERE is another curious start in my life. I am... ... of R. L. Stevenson: V ol. 1 Letter: TO SIDNEY COLVIN MONTEREY, DITTO CO., CALIFORNIA, 21ST OCTOBER [1879]. MY DEAR COL VIN, – Although you have absol... ...The Letters of R. L. Stevenson: V ol. 1 Letter: TO SIDNEY COLVIN MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA, SEPTEMBER 1879. MY DEAR COLVIN, – I received your letter with d... ...e news of all who concern me, near or far, or big or little. Here, sir, in California you have a willing hearer. Monterey is a place where there is no... ...f R. L. Stevenson: V ol. 1 Letter: TO EDMUND GOSSE MONTEREY, MONTEREY CO., CALIFORNIA, 8TH OCTOBER 1879. MY DEAR WEG, – I know I am a rogue and the so... ...difficult to please. I was inexpressibly touched to get a letter from some lawyers as to some money. I have never had any account with my friends; som...

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North America Volume One

By: Anthony Trollope

...unds to 300 pounds a year; but they are, I believe, allowed to practice as lawyers in any counties except those in which they sit as judges—being guid... ... as they are in England; but it is, as I was told, the opinion of Canadian lawyers that the work may be thrown to- gether. Appeal is allowed in crimin... ...have then to account for the two already admitted States on the Pa- cific, California and Oregon, and also for the unadmitted Territories, Dacotah, Ne... ...pt to marshal these huge but thinly-populated re- gions in either rank. Of California and Oregon it may prob- ably be said that it is their ambition t... ...in which is included Washington, the seat of the Federal Government 75,321 California 384,770 Oregon 52,566 The Territories of— Dacotah 4,839 Nebraska... ... he has crossed the Continent of North America from Missouri to Oregon and California, enduring great hardships in the service of advancing civi- liza... ... some States this is as low as 200£. and £300. In Virginia it is £1000. In California, £1200. The Governor can pardon, except in cases of treason. He ... ...ed for such work? And then there arose a clamor of justification among the lawyers; judges and ex-judges flew to Wheaton, Phillimore, and Lord Stowell... ... whether wrong or right, they would not give up Slidell and Mason. But the lawyers soon waxed stronger. The men were mani- festly ambassadors, and as ...

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What Is Man and Other Essays of Mark Twain

By: Mark Twain

...s: “In that region the weather —” “At that time it was a custom —” “But in California one never heard —” Eleven of them. They initialed the brief divi... ...ar and accurate acquaintance with the manners and customs and shop talk of lawyers through being for a time the cleark of a stratford court ; just as... ...d not take them in until we saw three boys spring into the rigging of the California; then they were all furled at once, but with orders to our boys ... ...ed hardly capable of supporting the great fab rics raised upon them. The California was to windward of us, and had every advantage; yet, while the b... ...f er ror.” Such was the testimony borne by one of the most distinguished lawyers of the nineteenth century who was raised to the high office of Lord... ...became Lord Chancellor. Its weight will, doubtless, be more appreciated by lawyers than by laymen, for only lawyers know how impossible it is for thos... ...rd Penzance, to which dignity he was raised in 1869. Lord Penzance, as all lawyers know, and as the late Mr. Inderwick, K.C., has testified, was one o... ...rposition of a legal employment in the chambers or offices of practic ing lawyers?” Stratfordians, as is well known, casting about for some possible ...

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Proposed Roads to Freedom

By: Bertrand Russell

...ialists are wont to acknowledge. Let us take an instance. In Australia and California there is an intense dislike and fear toward the yellow races. Th... ...thinkable thing of deep horror. It is not so that marriage is conceived by lawyers who make settle- ments, or by priests who give the name of “sacrame...

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Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant

By: Ulysses S. Grant

...nts were spreading it. Soon after his graduation, Slaughter was ordered to California and took passage by a sailing vessel going around Cape Horn. The... ...e lying at an- chor after reaching his place of destination. On landing in California he found orders which had come by the Isthmus, notifying him of ... ... sick all the way. But when he arrived at the East he was again ordered to California, this time defi- nitely, and at this date was making his third t... ...as deemed safe to start. The disease did not break out again on the way to California, and we reached San Francisco early in September. CHAPTER XV SAN... ...e reached San Francisco early in September. CHAPTER XV SAN FRANCISCO—EARLY CALIFORNIA EXPERIENCES—LIFE ON THE PACIFIC COAST —PROMOTED CAPTAIN—FLUSH TI... ...ion as any in their section of the State. It embraced the sons of farmers, lawyers, physicians, politicians, merchants, bankers and ministers, and som...

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The 9/11 Commission Report Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

By: Thomas H. Kean

...istration’s Approach 203 7. THE ATTACK LOOMS 215 7.1 First Arrivals in California 215 7.2 The 9/11 Pilots in the United States 223 7.3 Assembl... ...ly sec- ular struggles for independence after World War I.Western-educated lawyers, soldiers, and officials led most independence movements, and cleri... ...or Afghanistan’s warring factions in a project by the Union Oil Company of California (UNOCAL) to build a pipeline across the country. While there was... ... the context of a capture operation. CIA senior man- agers, operators, and lawyers confirmed this understanding.“We always talked about how much easie... ...l other col- laborators and for covering a wider set of contingencies, the lawyers returned to the language used in August 1998, which authorized forc... ...e United States, therefore became the primary target. For similar reasons, California also became a target for KSM. 32 KSM claims that the earlier bom... ...and FBI headquarters, nuclear power plants, and the tallest build- ings in California and the state of Washington. KSM himself was to land the tenth p... ...rs and informed Washington. 4 One of the 16, Raed Hijazi, had been born in California to Palestinian parents; after spending his childhood in the Mid... ... the government in with statements that might later be obtained by defense lawyers in a future court case.At the time, Clarke was aware of the problem...

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