LeAnn Rimes says people shouldn’t have to choose between risking COVID-19 exposure or not taking care of their teeth … and she’s ripping a proposed dental care law as “unfair.” The singer fired off a letter, obtained by TMZ, informing California…
With the 2019-20 regular season officially ended, let’s predict how the Hart, Norris, Calder, Vezina, Selke and more will be doled out.
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Dame Products and Unbound, along with other sex-positive companies and activists, organized a rally outside of Facebook’s New York offices this week in protest of the social media platform’s “selectively enforced” guidelines.
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[[tmz:video id=”0_nh4n9xyx”]] Suge Knight’s son believes his old man’s being treated unfairly, and the system’s set up to keep him locked up for the rest of his life … but he’s holding out hope it doesn’t go down like that. Suge Jacob Knight tells TMZ…
- Justin Trudeau’s eyebrows
- Where’s the counter-argument showing current trade deal is fair?
- Where’s the graphics, why aren’t there any?
- Everyone agrees trade wars are bad…but that’s not the question
- Does the media (or anyone else) really know/understand what would be fair?
- Should the value of US military protection for Canada be a factor?
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Carlson was charged with stealing a Mercedes Benz and, after a long trial, the jury acquitted him. Later that day Carlson came back to the judge who
had presided at the hearing.
“Your honor,” he said, “I wanna get out a warrant for that dirty lawyer of mine.”
“Why?” asked the judge. “He won your acquittal. What do you want to have him arrested for?”
“Well, your honor,” replied Carlson, “I didn’t have the money to pay his fee, so he went and took the car I stole.”
Received from Doc’s Daily Chuckle.
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As a satirist I struggle to compete with reality. Last week, after declaring that, “There were mistakes made in Iraq,” and “I am my own man” Jeb Bush announced that Paul Wolfowitz was one of his foreign policy advisers. I immediately ceased drafting a blog about Jeb Bush’s cabinet. How could Secretary Treasury Bernie Madoff, Secretary of Health and Human Services Lindsay Lohan, and Attorney General Venero “Benny Eggs” Mangano, a Genovese capo, compete with Secretary of State Paul Wolfowitz?
Last week the Sarbanes-Oxley act of 2002 was again in the news. I can’t compete with Sarbanes-Oxley. I can’t make up stuff this good.
In response to the Enron scandal, Congress, in one of its more cockamamie acts (a very high hurdle), approved the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Having colluded in the Enron fraud, the accounting profession generously offered a solution: more auditing. Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley act requires a company’s external auditor to audit and opine on the company’s system of internal controls. This enabled accounting firms to double their audit fees.
Enron did not go bust because its accounts payable system lacked proper internal controls. Enron went bust because it committed fraud while its external auditors conspired with the fraudsters. But why should such facts interfere with legislation that shifts billions of dollars from shareholders to accounting firms?
Aside from doubling audit fees, section 404 accomplished nothing. As Lehman Brothers went bankrupt in 2008 and triggered the great recession, Lehman’s external auditors were signing off on scams such as “repo 105” and special investment vehicles (SIVs) that magically moved billions of debt off Lehman’s balance sheet on quarterly reporting dates. Looking on the bright side, I believe Lehman did exercise adequate internal controls over its accounts payable system as it precipitated the financial meltdown.
Sarbanes-Oxley also imposes a maximum sentence of 20 years for the destruction of “any record, document, or tangible abject” to obstruct an investigation. Federal authorities applied this provision to a heinous crime: a fisherman tossed undersize grouper into the Gulf of Mexico.
Though not a single greedster above the level of janitor, who originated, packaged, rated, or sold sub-prime debt, thereby nearly destroying the world’s financial system, has been charged with a crime, Sarbanes-Oxley penalizes undersize grouper tossing.
Less than a day after they announced that Derrick Rose again would need surgery on his right knee, the Chicago Bulls remained shocked and sympathetic.
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