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Best Advice for the Day; Don't Smell Like an Ashtray

Best Advice for the Day; Don't Smell Like an Ashtray | Newsy Stuff | Scoop.it
People who smoke. It is your right to do so. While it is getting more difficult to smoke in public,  more expensive and, I think the proof is conclusive, it is bad for you, it is still your right. ...
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Update: Mississippi Judge Pleads GUILTY

Update: Mississippi Judge Pleads GUILTY | Newsy Stuff | Scoop.it
As an update from a prior blog, former Mississippi Chancery Judge Joe Dale Walker, has pleaded guilty to Federal charges. Walker, formerly of the 13th Chancery Court district which includes; Coving...
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Mississippi State & Ole Miss College Game Day Tickets; Getting Scalped

Mississippi State & Ole Miss College Game Day Tickets; Getting Scalped | Newsy Stuff | Scoop.it
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are ranked #3 in the Country.  The University of Mississippi is as well.  The tickets for their upcoming games are the hottest seat around! Sell outs are a given, but...
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Child Support, FaceBook and Poor Judgment = Rich Consequences

Child Support, FaceBook and Poor Judgment = Rich Consequences | Newsy Stuff | Scoop.it
Pay your Child Support.  It's been said and blogged before, but a few payors have yet to get the message... Newly Internet famous, John McCroy, reportedly paid his $100.00 per month child support o...
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Bathing in Perfume Stinks.

Bathing in Perfume Stinks. | Newsy Stuff | Scoop.it
It's like a noxious punch to your nose.  Too much perfume. This past Sunday I swooned while in church.  It was not the holy spirit, at least I don't think so.  It was the elderly lady's perfume in ...
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"Indecent things with Animals..." Cochran vs. McDaniel, Round 13

"Indecent things with Animals..." Cochran vs. McDaniel, Round 13 | Newsy Stuff | Scoop.it
You can witness, firsthand, political hay being made! The Clarion Ledger has the video on its website of Cochran's now infamous reference to animals. The link above is the video of Senator Cochran'...
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Pet Peeve of the Day: One Word Responses!

Pet Peeve of the Day: One Word Responses! | Newsy Stuff | Scoop.it
"Yep," "Ok" and the never welcomed "K." We've all done it and have all received it more than we've done it. (Not sure why that's so...) But, the one word responses to texts and emails are frustrati...
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A Picture is Worth a Decillion Words...Mississippi Politics; Cochran vs. McDaniel

A Picture is Worth a Decillion Words...Mississippi Politics; Cochran vs. McDaniel | Newsy Stuff | Scoop.it
A picture is worth a 1,000 words. Well, in Mississippi Politics a picture is worth way more.  What (fill in the blank)____Gate will this be called? ClaytonGate, SenateGate, #YetAnotherBlackEyeAndWh...
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Pleading the 5th in Divorce

Pleading the 5th in Divorce | Newsy Stuff | Scoop.it
"I plead the 5th!" No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval ...
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Identification is Now Required to Vote in Mississippi (Voter ID)

Identification is Now Required to Vote in Mississippi (Voter ID) | Newsy Stuff | Scoop.it
Mississippi recently enacted a Voter ID requirement for most citizens in the State.  Regardless of your politics, it is now the law.  The Mississippi Secretary of State, Delbert Hosemann, has done ...
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Thompson named Adjunct Professor at Mississippi College School of Law.

Thompson named Adjunct Professor at Mississippi College School of Law. | Newsy Stuff | Scoop.it
Matthew Thompson, founder of Thompson Law Firm, pllc, has  accepted a position as an Adjunct Professor at Mississippi College School of Law.  He will be teaching Domestic Relations, a  3-hour cours...
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Attorney Fee$ in Divorce

Attorney Fee$ in Divorce | Newsy Stuff | Scoop.it
Attorney fees are always a big topic in family law. Nobody wants to pay 'em, but everyone wants to get 'em, including attorneys! In Mississippi, the standard to recover attorney fees is based upon ...
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Open Carry in MS?

Open Carry in MS? | Newsy Stuff | Scoop.it
I have previously blogged on MS gun laws and recent tweaks in the law.  In the paper, Sunday, there was an article that stated effective July, MS will allow open carry.  (Perhaps more accurately st...
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Pros and Cons of Dating an Assassin

Pros and Cons of Dating an Assassin | Newsy Stuff | Scoop.it
"Everybody on the outside can tell me I'm crazy, but I lived on the inside and saw it firsthand,"  The above are the words of Kurt Busch, a NASCAR driver known as "The Outlaw."  Busch testified- in...
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S.E.Oh No!! SEO, PageRank and Google Search

S.E.Oh No!!  SEO, PageRank and Google Search | Newsy Stuff | Scoop.it
I am routinely solicited, harassed and otherwise annoyed by SEO peeps.  This despite my usual m.o. of googling them and pointing out that they personally fail at what they are promising me! This gr...
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Pet Peeve of the Day: I've Met You 5 Times...

Pet Peeve of the Day: I've Met You 5 Times... | Newsy Stuff | Scoop.it
I usually remember people... Recently I "met" a man who I have previously met 4 times. The first time was at a (1) community lunch that we both attended. We sat beside each other talked about our p...
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Gun Myths Debunked

Gun Myths Debunked | Newsy Stuff | Scoop.it
People make a lot of assumptions about guns.  Most of them are wrong... Mississippi has fairly straight forward gun laws. Can I purchase a gun from a dealer?  Yes, if you are 18 or older for a long...
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Vote Early (and vote often...)

Vote Early (and vote often...) | Newsy Stuff | Scoop.it
There is a run-off on June 24, 2014.   Up for election are Senators Cochran (U.S.) and McDaniel (State), both vying for the Republican nod for this fall's U.S. Senate seat and locally, Ronny Lott v...
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An Open Letter to the Senate Candidates:

An Open Letter to the Senate Candidates: | Newsy Stuff | Scoop.it
Dear Candidates: Stop the insanity.  YOU have both been a part of what has been described as the dirtiest Senatorial campaign in Mississippi History! (And, that is not up for debate). To U.S. Senat...
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Picture-gate; Cochran vs. McDaniel Update.

Picture-gate; Cochran vs. McDaniel Update. | Newsy Stuff | Scoop.it
A prior post had the basics of what is now being called Picture-Gate and the dirtiest Senatorial election in Mississippi History, at least recent history.  The background can be read here; A Pictur...
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Is Your Lawyer Just Running Up a Fee?

Is Your Lawyer Just Running Up a Fee? | Newsy Stuff | Scoop.it
Lawyers and their fees, the bane of the client's existence. Lawyers bill in several ways, most commonly with retainers and hourly billing.  A retainer is unearned money that is placed in the lawyer...
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A "Sterling" Reputation is No Longer a Good Thing

A "Sterling" Reputation is No Longer a Good Thing | Newsy Stuff | Scoop.it
You would have had to have been under a rock, or dealing with a Tornado, to have missed the news about Donald Sterling. The Clippers, an NBA team in Los Angeles who are not the Lakers, have been in...
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Why I Like the Fist Bump.

Why I Like the Fist Bump. | Newsy Stuff | Scoop.it
A Fist Bump is a hand gesture similar in meaning to a handshake or high-five, used as a greeting or in a celebratory fashion. "The gesture is performed when two participants each form a closed fist...
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Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July | Newsy Stuff | Scoop.it
    Today, most Americans will be celebrating this country's independence.   The  4th of July is commemorated as the day that the Declaration of Independence was adopted.  Within this Dec...
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Churchill Wisdom; On Guns

Churchill Wisdom; On Guns | Newsy Stuff | Scoop.it
Winston Churchill, who appears not infrequently as a part of this blog, was known to carry a firearm on his person. The above, a 1896 Broomhandle Mauser, was his military issued firearm. According ...
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