Category Archives: Law

Easily Confused (40) Beheadings

People whom we call “barbaric” and “monsters” when they cut somebody’s head off: ISIS, IS, Al-Qaeda. People whom we do business with when they cut somebody’s head off: Saudi Arabia.

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“… and the noble gesture of the German commander”

“If I hadn’t followed orders, I would have been shot myself” the culprits say, and their defense attorneys call it “acting under superior orders” when someone is indicted for crimes committed during World War II. A handy excuse, this alleged moral dilemma. Except that … Continue reading

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Free Internet

But only for lawyers: (Spotted in Trani, Apulia, Italy.)

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If you insist on free advice, you will get it

You might think I am stupid because I give heaps of legal advice for free, either on my FAQ or my AllExperts profile. I could earn millions instead by charging for this service. But I am a nice guy and it warms my … Continue reading

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Did you notice the Irony? (16) Bernie Ecclestone

Formula-1 boss Bernie Ecclestone faced charges of corruption, specifically of having paid bribes. The recipient of the bribes Gerhard Gribkowsky had confessed to the charges. He had been working for a bank which was majority-owned by the State of Bavaria. Now … Continue reading

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Sue me!

Being a blogger is dangerous. If you make fun of Al-Qaeda, you will be beheaded one day. If you write about Mexican drug cartels, they try to run you over. And then there are the constant cease-and-desist letters and lawsuits copyright or … Continue reading

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Ryanair Check-In Fees

“Avoid additional fees,” the e-mail from Ryanair said. Oh yes, I like avoiding fees. Especially after already having paid the advertised price for a flight, another fee for a bag, a fee for airport security, a fee for fuel, a … Continue reading

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