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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by - March 1, 2011 at 6:11 pm

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Q&A: Do you think whenever “scientific” studies are published to the general public, there is a hidden agenda?

Question by Poyzin: Do you think whenever “scientific” studies are published to the general public, there is a hidden agenda?
For example, this moronic study http://www.aolnews.com/health/article/study-in-singapore-links-sugary-soft-drinks-and-pancreatic-cancer/19348936?icid=main|main|dl1|link1|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aolnews.com%2Fhealth%2Farticle%2Fstudy-in-singapore-links-sugary-soft-drinks-and-pancreatic-cancer%2F19348936

Claims sugar causes cancer – if the sugar is in the form of soda pop. So you find out where the study came from and it’s from the government of Singapore – the country that whips you with 7 foot long Ratton canes soaked in water on the bare assss if you spit on the sidewalk.
You obviously can’t trust THAT study.

Similarly, the global warming scam – government-sponsored “scientists’ using back-filled data and 100 iterations to reach the pre-determined “conclusion”.

The cell phone cancer scare, funded by trial lawyers, salivating over the next “asbestos” type lawsuit lottery.

It never stops. Should we conclude that all “scientific” studies that are widely published on lowest common denominator sites like AOL and Yahoo news are fraudulent?

Best answer:

Answer by Ratz
Uh, no, that study is not “published” to the public, it’s published in a science journal ( http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/ ) and reported on AOL. You aren’t a very good reader as the study acknowledges,

“But the study isn’t a definitive answer. Out of the 60,000 individuals studied, 140 developed pancreatic cancer. Of those, 18 cases occurred in patients who’d consumed large quantities of soda, 12 occurred in those who drank soda occasionally, and 110 occurred in those who never consumed the sugary beverages.

In their analysis, the researchers acknowledge that the small numbers limit the power of the data, and “giv[e] potential to a chance association.” The team also cites four previous studies that found little or no connection between soda and pancreatic cancer.

There are a handful of definitive or suggested causes for pancreatic cancer, making this study even more difficult to interpret. Aside from red meat consumption, smoking and diabetes, risk factors include genetics, ethnicity, old age, obesity and even excessive alcohol consumption.”

Give your answer to this question below!

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by - February 20, 2011 at 2:11 am

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Do you think whenever “studies” are published to the general public, there is a hidden agenda?

Question by Poyzin: Do you think whenever “studies” are published to the general public, there is a hidden agenda?
For example, this moronic study http://www.aolnews.com/health/article/study-in-singapore-links-sugary-soft-drinks-and-pancreatic-cancer/19348936?icid=main|main|dl1|link1|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aolnews.com%2Fhealth%2Farticle%2Fstudy-in-singapore-links-sugary-soft-drinks-and-pancreatic-cancer%2F19348936

Claims sugar causes cancer – if it’s in the form of soda pop. So you find out where the study came from and it’s from the government of Singapore – the country that whips you with 7 foot long Ratton canes soaked in water on the bare assss if you spit on the sidewalk.
You obviously can’t trust THAT study.

Similarly, the global warming scam – government-sponsored “scientists’ using back-filled data and 100 iterations to reach the pre-determined “conclusion”.

The cell phone cancer scare, funded by trial lawyers, salivating over the next “asbestos” type lawsuit lottery.

It never stops. Should we conclude that all “scientific” studies that are widely published on lowest common denominator sites like AOL and Yahoo news are fraudulent?

Best answer:

Answer by Nesquick
I wouldn’t past the powers that be to abuse these “studies” for the sake of profit.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

3 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - February 18, 2011 at 9:12 pm

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Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) July 11, 2008

Ann Cosimano, General Counsel for ARAG®, the global leader in legal insurance, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Prepaid Legal Services Institute (API). Cosimano said, “I am pleased to serve on the API Board because the organization is committed to meeting the ongoing need for education regarding legal plans and affordable access to the justice system.”

“People are increasingly concerned about the frequency and complexity of personal legal issues. Unfortunately, they often lack the time, energy or resources to seek legal advice, which can put them at risk,” noted Cosimano. “Legal plans can provide people with quality, affordable and accessible resources to resolve their legal needs.”

Cosimano, who directs ARAG’s Legal, Regulatory, Compliance and Provider Relations departments, received a bachelor’s degree in psychology/sociology and pre-law from Peru State College and attended Creighton University School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctorate degree. Cosimano is a member of the Polk County Bar Association, Iowa State Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel. She is actively involved in the ARAG Cares Program, which provides education and free legal services to residents of the Family Violence Center in Des Moines.

The American Prepaid Legal Services Institute (www.aplsi.org) is a professional trade organization that represents the legal services plan industry and is affiliated with the American Bar Association.

ARAG (www.ARAGgroup.com), the global leader of legal insurance, has an international premium base of more than .75 billion and protects 15 million individuals and their families – worldwide. ARAG offers comprehensive legal plans that provide a smart and trusted path for resolving legal issues. This enables people to protect their families, finances and futures.

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New York City Personal Injury Lisa Beth Older Offers General Information on What to Expect when Seeking Personal Injury Litigation in New York State



New York, NY (PRWEB) July 20, 2006

Lisa Beth Older offers free consumer advice on personal injury law.

“I am now a New York personal injury lawyer, a NYC personal injury attorney willing to work hard with a reputable law firm and team of attorneys and support staff that has the time and resources to litigate your case to the best possible result,” she said. “My team deals with people with serious physical injuries or suffering over the loss of a loved one through wrongful death.”

People often ask Older what to look for in a personal injury lawyer in New York.

“I learned everything I know by studying under the best New York personal injury lawyers and by taking CLE Courses that keep me up to date on the several changes in the personal injury law in New York,” Older said. “The lawyers I have worked with in the past have a unique combination of compassion for the aggrieved client, an ability to articulate the case to the Court and to the adversary professional knowledge of the field of personal injury, and most importantly the ability to listen and learn from their clients.”

She offers the following advice to potential litigants in the Empire State.

The New York personal injury lawyer you would want to retain should speak with you free of charge to see if you have a case. They can not guarantee a result, nor can they take every case as they are guided by New York State laws governing serious physical injury. If you do not have a serious physical injury that meets the legal threshold a New York personal injury lawyer should not take your case and make false promises. The NYC personal injury lawyer you choose to represent you on your case should be available to answer your questions during all stages of the litigation. They should promise that they will be available to fight vigorously in the prosecution of your case.

There is no obligation to hire a personal injury lawyer in New York, but you may speak to one, usually free of charge. Their fee is usually a contingency basis but some will charge costs. Rest assured, as with any lawyer, everything you say or impart upon your case is confidential.

You may discharge an attorney at any time, although, if you recover on your case ultimately your first lawyer is entitled to be compensated for the work he performed, so the second lawyer will want to obtain a release from the first lawyer or a statement as to the amount of money that lawyer believes he or she is entitled to receive in the event of a personal injury monetary recovery. Under the retainer agreement you sign which is itself governed by New York State Law, the second attorney will l have to pay to pay that first lawyer for their time spent on your case. That is why it is especially important to choose a personal injury lawyer you can trust and stick with throughout the case as it becomes difficult and sometimes complicated to find a new personal injury lawyer in New York to take over you case once they discover or ascertain that the first lawyer has significant time into your case and thus a potential financial interest in the recovery.

You may often hear the word “tort” in a personal injury lawyers’ office. Torts are recognized by law as grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. These wrongs usually result in an physical injury or harm constituting the basis for a claim by the injured party.

While some torts are also crimes punishable with imprisonment, the primary aim of tort law, from a personal injury lawyers’ perspective is to provide monetary relief for damages wrongfully or negligently inflicted, and the other aim is to secure the expectancy that others in society will act carefully and thus prevent harm to others.

An injured person may also go to an attorney to sue for an injunction to prevent the continuation of wrongful conduct that leads to injury.

Among the types of damages the injured party may recover are: loss of earnings capacity, pain and suffering, and reasonable medical expenses. They include both present and future expected losses.

Here are some sources you can refer to help you pick your own personal injury lawyer in NY or New York City: Find Law, Lexis Nexis, and the New York State bar Association

State Judicial Decisions

N.Y. Court of Appeals:

Recent Torts Law Decisions

“I hope that you find a NY personal injury lawyer that can maximize your results and I hope this information has been helpful,” Older said.

For more information go to

www.nycaccidentlawyer.net


or www.lawofficesoflisabetholder

This is not legal advice just general consumer information

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General Overview on Immigrant Lawyer


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General Overview on Immigrant Lawyer

An immigrant lawyer deals with cases relating to visas, citizenship and alien civil rights. Each country has its own citizenship laws. To gain citizenship of a country, one must either be born in the country or acquire citizenship to reside legally in the country. This is where the job of immigration lawyers comes in. He or she helps to acquire citizenship or residency rights along with dealing in visa issues. Immigration attorneys play the role of ideal counselors for advice on citizenship.

Laws on citizenship and visas for any country are very complex and complicated. It is beyond the understanding of a layman. The various formalities and procedures are very confusing. Hence, it becomes helpful if one appoints an immigration attorney to help through all such official procedures.

Non-immigrant visa: For non-citizens, there are two kinds of visas to apply. These are an immigrant and a non-immigrant visa. The job of an immigration lawyer is to help all those people trying to apply for visas. When you enter a foreign country on temporary period or a short period, then a non-immigrant visa is required like in case of business trips or vacation. The immigration lawyer can handle the whole immigration processes.

Immigrant visa: If you wish to work in a foreign country or stay for a relatively long period, you will need an immigrant visa. Even if you wish to apply for citizenship, you will need an immigrant visa. A competent immigration lawyer will free you from all hassles of complicated documentation and formalities that need to be complied. The lawyer will file all your paper work on time and this enhances the chance for acceptance of your visa without any delay.

Alien Rights: The immigrant lawyer also handles the cases pertaining to alien’s civil rights. For instance, right to education for children of aliens or work rights for immigrant visa holders and medical rights to aliens. Normally, a child born in any country automatically becomes the citizen of that country. This child enjoys all the rights like an ordinary citizen. However, the parents of this child if they are aliens might not enjoy all the rights until they get their citizenship. The parent of a child who is a citizen does not get citizenship on this basis. Therefore, you can see that dealing with such laws is very complicated. Only an immigration lawyer who has a thorough knowledge of the immigration laws of the state could help in case of any related issues.

To find a good immigration lawyer needs lots of research and patience. You will get help from the Internet and phone books to get a list of immigration lawyers. However, to select the one that will help you with your issues and turn out to be a genuine one, is not an easy find. Follow the tips below to hunt for a good immigration lawyer:

1. There are different immigration lawyers specializing in amnesty law, deportation matters, and rights of aliens. You have to select your lawyer who has an experience in the issue you have.
2. Check on the qualifications of the immigration lawyer and which professional associations they are members. This will help you to verify their authenticity.
3. Take a check on the lawyers’ record of accomplishment as far the success rate goes. I am sure you do not want to appoint a loser to handle your case.
4. Ask enough questions for you to be convinced that the immigrant lawyer is fit to handle your case.

G. Smitty is a writer who loves to discuss many topics ranging from lawyers of immigration to professional basketball. Thanks for reading!

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General Principles for Certification of Trial Lawyers by Board


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General Principles for Certification of Trial Lawyers by Board

Trial lawyers may have more than one certification from other divisions of the Board. No standards shall in any way limit the right of a certified trial advocate to practice law in all fields. No trial lawyer shall be required to obtain a certificate in civil or criminal trial advocacy before he or she can practice in either field. Certification is individual and voluntary. Certification is open to all who qualify. Certification shall be for five years, after which time the certificate cannot be used unless the lawyer is recertified. Certification may be revoked at any time for violations of the General Principles or Standards. Application will be made on the forms supplied by the Board, and accompanied by the appropriate fee. Applicant must complete all requirements, including the examination, within two years of application. If the certification process is not satisfactorily completed within the two year period, the applicant will need to reapply and re-submit all required fees. An application can be denied at any time within the two year application period for failure to successfully meet the requirements for certification. A certificate will be issued upon a showing by the applicant, and by the Board’s own investigation, that the applicant complies with the standards and regulations for certification. All applications and other information submitted to the Board shall be privileged and confidential, except as compelled by law and, except that the Board may reveal the fact of an application for the purpose of verifying information submitted by the applicant, and for the purpose of making such inquiries with respect to the character and professional reputation of the applicant as may be authorized by its rules. The Board is dedicated to the identification of trial lawyers who possess an enhanced level of skill and expertise in trial advocacy, and have demonstrated integrity and dedication to the interests of their clients, thereby improving the professional competence of trial lawyers.

Trial lawyers may have more than one certification from other divisions of the Board.

No standards shall in any way limit the right of a certified trial advocate to practice law in all fields.

No trial lawyer shall be required to obtain a certificate in civil or criminal trial advocacy before he or she can practice in either field.

Certification is individual and voluntary. Certification is open to all who qualify.

Certification shall be for five years, after which time the certificate cannot be used unless the lawyer is recertified. Certification may be revoked at any time for violations of the General Principles or Standards.

Application will be made on the forms supplied by the Board, and accompanied by the appropriate fee.

Applicant must complete all requirements, including the examination, within two years of application. If the certification process is not satisfactorily completed within the two year period, the applicant will need to reapply and re-submit all required fees. An application can be denied at any time within the two year application period for failure to successfully meet the requirements for certification.

A certificate will be issued upon a showing by the applicant, and by the Board’s own investigation, that the applicant complies with the standards and regulations for certification.

All applications and other information submitted to the Board shall be privileged and confidential, except as compelled by law and, except that the Board may reveal the fact of an application for the purpose of verifying information submitted by the applicant, and for the purpose of making such inquiries with respect to the character and professional reputation of the applicant as may be authorized by its rules.

The Board is dedicated to the identification of trial lawyers who possess an enhanced level of skill and expertise in trial advocacy, and have demonstrated integrity and dedication to the interests of their clients, thereby improving the professional competence of trial lawyers.

Trial Lawyers & Trial Attorneys board certification by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification (NBLSC).

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