Archive for the ‘Professional’ Category

“Although Napoleon liked and admired some individual lawyers, he utterly detested them en masse…”

April 18, 2017

Roberts, Andrew. Napoleon: A Life (p. 102). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

“I was sitting at the defense table…when I suddenly hear this scream…I look over and my client has opposing counsel by the throat.”

April 17, 2017

http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/james_brosnahan

Excerpt:

Brosnahan was defending a man in a civil tax recuperation case in federal court.

“I was sitting at the defense table, making notes for my closing argument, when I suddenly hear this scream,” says Brosnahan. “I look over and my client has opposing counsel by the throat.”

Brosnahan rushed over to pull his client off the lawyer. The federal judge hit the panic button under the bench, causing U.S. marshals to storm into the courtroom, weap­ons drawn.

“The defendant is trying to kill the tax attorney,” the judge yelled out.

The marshal paused, holstered his gun and, in a calm voice, responded, “Judge, that’s only a misdemeanor.”

“We won the case, but my client still went to jail for six months for attacking the tax attorney,” says Brosnahan.

Million Cups Provo: WeFeel

April 5, 2017

This morning I saw this company present:  http://wefeel.us/.

“WeFeel is an application that runs on your mobile device, your computer, or over a web browser. It allows you to create entries throughout the day which include your current emotional state, life outlook, a journal entry, goal progress and up to four custom items you would like to track. (We think you should track your Awesomeness level.) If you want to, you can share this information with someone else; for example a mental health professional, social worker, or family member.The WeFeel app allows you to quickly select the emotions you are feeling at the time, give a scale to the intensity, add a journal entry or track custom items if you want and hit submit. The whole process takes less than a minute and requires as few clicks as possible. The app can also remind you to enter information throughout the day, either randomly or according to your schedule.”

“[Between] 1990 and 2007, each industrial robot added per thousand workers reduced employment in America by nearly six workers.”

April 4, 2017

http://www.economist.com/news/business-and-finance/21719761-probably-not-humans-have-lot-learn-equine-experience-will-robots

“And thus there seems a reason in all things, even in law.”

March 28, 2017

Melville, Herman. Moby Dick: Complete and Unabridged (Illustrated with Included Audiobook) (Kindle Location 6055). Titan Read. Kindle Edition.

A gem from listening to Moby Dick during my workout this morning.