Saturday, October 31, 2009

OHRC awards $35k to receptionist dismissed for being pregnant. Problem is far too common in Canadian workplace.
What would Quebec do if Montreal elected a Muslim mayor? Richard Bergeron, who is leading polls, converted in the 90s.
Libel tourism? Low threshold connection test means plaintiffs flocking to London to file claims.
"Cracks Appearing in Law Firm Associate Model" Guess what's going to fill it?
20 ways to do Halloween online. So stay away from my door!
Wait, Sunnis and Shias in Iraq actually working together? That wasn't the plan (i.e. get them to fight each other)!
When Tarek Fatah and MCC idiots start infringing on people's personal choices this is the stuff it ends up with: #lpc
"RIP? Not in this graveyard." How's an eternity of glaring lights and noisy traffic?
The absolutely scariest thing this Halloween is an angry Republican. This country is full of vampires. #glennbeck #gop
A private pay-for-service clinic in TO selling H1N1 vaccines. Real q is whether they're branded with #cpc logo.
At the Intl Labour Law Conference. Equity in the Workplace: 25 Years After the Abella Report. Hosted by Heenan Blaikie and Koskie Minsky.
KL War Crimes Commission hears testimony of a 9y/o tortured at Gitmo. Make us proud, NATO!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Looking forward to hearing Justice Rosalie Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada speak at #uwolaw tonight.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Nerds as babe magnets. Rza: Better a nerd than a gangster.
We've paid $1.3m of your taxes to keep Khadr out of Canada. And photos show he didn't even do it.
@michaluk_live of @HicksMorley gives interviewing tips for summer #lawstudents. Good luck guys!
October 2009 issue of @JDSupra Legal Edge Law Practice Digest is out. My reputation management article gets covered.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

1 of 2 teams to make it to the finals of the #uwolaw @BLGLaw Labour & Employment Law moot. Other team from Windsor. Let's see what happens
Barry DeVeber speaking at #uwolaw on euthanasia.
Dale Lastman of @GoodmansLLP is speaking at #uwolaw.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Do you know what I did last summer? Amicus Curiae of #uwolaw tells all. Well, not all, but some...
Do you know what I did last summer? Amicus Curiae of #uwolaw tells all. Well, not all, but some...
Do you know what I did last summer? Amicus Curiae of #uwolaw tells all. Well, not all, but some...
$1 Million Judgment for Online Libel | Decision via @JDSupra
Speculative foreign exchange market forces dictate the mix of monetary conditions in Canada.

Monday, October 26, 2009

G&M podcast: #Ignatieff speaking at IFOA. #lpc #cdnpoli "I travel more than most Canadians [Harper], and I still haven't seen it all."
Tip for police: If it's the week of Halloween, the guy carrying the chainless chainsaw probably isn't a mass murderer.
Who is a Jew? And who gets to decide? UK Supreme Ct will hear arguments over next few days re Jewish school admissions.
Climate change enters the House today during Question Period - a little informally. Dozens forcibly removed.
Sam Solomon posts an article on Canadian Medicine about my article on reputation management for physicians: It's here.
URLs in non-Latin script? ICANN envisions some addresses lost in translation already.
$74/barrel oil expected by 2010. Neo-cons speculate how to forcibly access Iranian oilfields.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The talk over at Volokh is about attacking #Iran. Told you these guys were out there. #iranelections No more oil wars.
Battle of Agincourt was probably one big myth. Or at least exaggerated, like so much of European history.
See a great post by Ryan Venables on @LawIsCool about police acting as agent provocateurs at Montebello protest.
Important q requiring mega funding for studies: How many clowns on a unicyle will you see when texting while driving?
Yes, Egypt has a long and wonderful Jewish past. Let's not forget it or render it obsolete to the passages of time.
The right to access broadband Internet It happened, in Finland, "the country where I want to be"
We don't pay you to sleep when flying that airplane. Or do we?
Privacy concerns over Google Street View go to ETHI. Plus, see a drug deal go down on E Hastings, Vancouver. Sort of.
Brands are not the personality - people are. Will big-law eventually recognize this?
Vet: #CPC doesn't really support our troops. Put $ where your mouth is - in pensions.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

#pmharper are you LISTENING? Cdn minorities feel discriminated, alienated: #cdnpoli #lpc #ndp #roft #cpc via @a_picazo
Sikhs in Brampton turning to #CPC Remember, these guys don't really like you @MinJK #lpc #cdnpoli
"I plead guilty, I'm a racist." -- Jason Kenney yesterday. Not like we had any doubt, @MinJK. #cpc #cdnpoli #elxn41
If you had more money than you need, would you petition the government to raise taxes on the wealthy? These people are.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mercer: Pierre Poilievre, the #cpc MP with a pension at 31, who never had a job but said 1st Nations dk "real work."
#Google adds magic to Reader rankings.
Hey @PMHarper: Island resort lots and the new Florida swamplands. Wanna put your $ where your mouth is - in my pocket?
Since #cpc anti-climites don't believe in climate change, why not make $ off them? Sell coastal lots about 2 b flooded.
What does Nigel Hannaford, #Harper's new speech writer, believe? With verbatim quotes, hyperlinked to media sources #cpc
#LawStudents I've polled are ecstatic at the possibility of an alternative to the McGill Guide for Legal Citations.
The real-life Harry Potter is from Portsmouth, in Hampshire. And he's not happy about Rowling using his name.
When police stop your protest of a constitutional amendment, using your incisors is probably not the best recourse.
#Harper: "My hobby is to watch politics elsewhere." Maybe he's a fan of FOX News?
"This case involves a dispute among yogurt manufacturers over a relationship gone sour."
Harper Cons Toronto out of $777,787 per riding, or 38% less. Vote #CPC in TO after this and I'll question your loyalty.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Employment Law: Salaried employees are still entitled to overtime. (Lawyers are not)
Risk of schizophrenic killing a stranger is 1 in 14 million. After story breaks, they have harder time making friends.
Rape: Another pre-existing health condition. I love Canada so much. #healthcare
Surprised? #Harper's new speechwriter known gay rights opponent. Just another fringe group. #cpc #lpc #ndp #cdnpoli
Google _officially_ announces inclusion of Twitter in searches Used to index before, but now even more relevant for SEO
Wait, there's a Mixed Martial Arts law? Sign me up! (and how blogging helped carve the niche)
Whoever started the RIP Kanye West hoax, Imma let you finish, but Balloon Boy had the best hoax of all time. OF ALL TIME!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

It's not the "hips" I worry about, honey. Shakira and the democritisation of music.
Welcome to the Cheque Republic: [CBC Coverage] #cpc #lpc #ndp #elxn41 #cdnpoli
This #Halloween, please don't be one of these idiots in an offensive #costume: Especially law students.
Who profits from the spike in oil prices?
(Go Talisman!)
Lucy (c.o.b. "Elephant") vs. Edmonton (City of).
Vancouver Olympics affirm SCC kirpan policy: Will accommodate Sikhs at events, with notification.
This is just nuts: Don't like international law towards us, so let's change it? We need some real leadership here.
My boy Gavin Holder, a 3L at Windsor, has a rap video about #lawschool, and it's really tight:
Cheques, balances, and doorknobs. This is the #cpc Adscam. They're misspending your tax dollars!
Yes, the CIA is spending $millions to monitor your Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, etc.
"Race-Based Disparities in the Employment of Minorities." Minorities experiencing this don't need the same caution.
Gen. Hillier discloses that govt knew about Afghan torture. Is this the Canada you want represented internationally?
#Harper refuses to compensate Canadians tortured abroad. Almalki, El Maati, Nureddin will all wait for lengthy suits.
"Crack cocaine smoking increases risk of HIV" Because the certainty of permanent brain damage wasn't enough to deter you
BC Leg: If you're wanted for murder, you probably shouldn't be collecting a welfare cheque.
Lake beds confirm fidings from Greenland ice-cores. Climate change is real. Pay attn anti-climites.

Monday, October 19, 2009

CBA tips on Legal Tweeting. Starring @Michaluk_Live Code of Conduct here:
Ignatieff: 80 yrs ago 5 courageous women fought for equality and won. Let’s continue to support their legacy. #lpc
Today is election day. Harper's election Con game established as "phony." No accountability over set dates. #cpc
Rahim Jaffer drug case delayed. #cpc #cdnpoli Still proud of your protege @MinJK ?
#Harper Con job over small money for TO. He doesn't care about this City, or province. #cpc #cndpoli
High-level CIA officials, state department, international experts... all saying #Iran fears not all conspiracy theories. No more oil wars!
More #Iran: US could even be funding suicide bombers, according to IRNA Guess we never learn. #iranelections
US secretly funds ethnic militant terror groups through CIA to sow chaos in #Iran (Told you). #iranelections
Working wife, job-hunting husband is the new trend. via @SCartierLiebel Even better, they don't seem to mind.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Is the fastest way to replace a cell phone through compensated dating? It's prostitution in HK, but still popular.
Wish more Muslims stood up for Jewish victims of hatred. And vice-versa, of course. Issues are intricately related.
Security only surface-deep in Iraq. FYI, the surge didn't really work, for the long-term.
US soldiers in Iraq "are so stupid, They don't know what they're looking for. They don't even know their orders.”
Climate change so serious that Maldives cabinet held under water. Few years from now, might not even be staged.
A modern-day witch burning. Involving a 9 y/o boy, cup of acid, and spread of Evangelical Christianity in W Africa.
When our national security "experts" can't even get the flight numbers on 9/11 right, we probably should all be scared.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Iraq's first international oil auction in over 30 years. The _real_ reason for the sanctions and invasion.
It's climate change deniers that are the greatest threat to the 21st c. Maybe we should call them Anti-Climites?
"This is not the Canada I grew up in, nor the one I want to live in... The Vandals are, indeed, inside the gates." #cpc

Friday, October 16, 2009

NY App Div: Steven J. Lever of Kirkland & Ellis can keep law license, despite seduction attempt of 13 y/o.
I usually find YouTube comments unintelligent and not insightful. Why would anyone want to search them?
The #CPC war on minorities report:
Back-Stabbing in law? Yes, and often assumed. Back-Shooting? Not so clear...
If Google is one of the strongest stocks on the market maybe firms should invest more in SEO than infrastructure.
Antique collectibles, war memorabilia are one thing. A home-made cannon is something entirely different - a felony.
If your spiritual quest involves amateur circumcision, it's one rite you should pass over. "Wonder Dust" won't help.
Was the level of force used in the UWO arrest appropriate? Former cop, now law student @ryanvenables weighs in.
That Liberal Minute guy? He's running for something with #lpc in B.C. Spend a minute and lend this guy a hand.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

"Harper is just visiting Canada. He is from the Cheque Republic. I wonder if he has to have a visa?" - Rocco Rossi
Charkaoui case quashed. #Harper can avoid another multi-million civil suit with an apology. Think he will?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

An iPhone app for JDSupra users. If you're in Canada, that's probably not you.
Developing nations walk out on Harper's Kyoto delegation after suggesting Kyoto is scrapped. #cpc is not for #enviro
OMG! Law Talk - Episode 2. Google Juice, torture, legal research, Dubya, and even Mark Steyn
Remember the 1b hungry during your next meal:
Video of our photoshoot for Canadian Lawyer here: @CanLawMag

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

That video about the tasered Alberta lawyer might be gone, but the story can be found here:
Remember that taser video I posted last night ? It was removed "due to terms of use violation". @pegduncan
#CPC are spreading the stimulus money unevenly. Guess who they're helping, and who they're ignoring?
"Leave Punishing Iran to Iranians" By Melanie Moezzi, an Iranian-American lawyer. #Iran #Iranelections
Guess who's a cover-boy on this month's edition of Canadian Lawyer magazine? With a bunch of other lawyers, fist raised
If you still need more reason for why Obama got the Nobel:
Thought it could never happen to you? 67 y/o Alberta lawyer tasered for taking pictures of police getting rough.
The supremacy of Bit.Ly <--- case and point.
Thought you were safe if you stayed off battlefields? You can still end up in Gitmo, snatched from your 5-star hotel.
The next "big thing" in law? Reputation management. Even docs are fighting back. And I predict so will all litigation.

Monday, October 12, 2009

#Iran would be alarming if building a navy, air force, enormous army... nuclear weapons is for deterrence, not offense.
"For a specialist to say... we should not be overly concerned is not only career suicide but also heresy.
"experts who inflate threats obtain grants and get on TV... patron saint of this day... is Our Lady of Perpetual Alarm.
The real reason #Harper wants to get rid of the Senate is that they are a fringe group too: #cpc #lpc #cdnpoli #elxn41
Schwarzenegger signs same-sex rights bill, recognizing unions from out of state. About time.
Lawyers Weekly: "Reputation matters." See end of this presentation for tricks of my trade:
Yes it's probably better to be driving the ambulance than riding in the back But stealing it won't help you evade a DUI
How does someone who claims to be an economist mess up a country so badly, to the tune of $19 billion. #cpc #lpc #elxn41
Ont. residents, choose: a $500 fine for driving while on your cell phone, or a $200 investment in some neat technology.
Bombing a country while offering aid is like beating up a kid in an alley and stopping to ask for a kiss.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Withler we go from here? The future of pension benefit reform and litigation in Canada.
The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire. And it's Queen's Park. via @TariAkpodiete
A Facebook poke is usually a good thing. Unless you're on a restraining order, and get 29d in jail, $2.5k in fines
Much of what ails the world today can be traced back to Glenn Beck, the weirdo right's ambassador-at-large.
Tip: When hundreds of dead fish show up on shore without any explanation, please do not take them home to eat.
"Significant fraud" in Afghan elections. Aint democracy at the barrel of a gun just grand?
Salazar v. Buono: Scalia confused why Jewish veterans resist cross on their graves. Oral arguments of ACLU's Eliasberg
Harper rebuffs Obama's Gitmo resettlement plans. Stephen Harper hates peace. #cpc #cdnpoli #elxn41 #lpc #pmo
BCSC: parents don't have right to sign away children's right to sue Negligence claim for inadequate Hapkido supervision
"I was sexually harassed at one of America's upper-tier law schools, and they shouldn't be able to get away with it."

Saturday, October 10, 2009

"Don't expect the economy to get back on track. It's a new track, folks, and here's how to navigate it."
Obama's other awards: MTV Music Video, Cy Young, Pulitzer, Oscar, Olympic Gold. For those still doubting qualifications
Introducing Canada's 6th political party: The Pirate Party. Or #lpc could've adopted copyright reform. #cdbpoli #elxn41
Job rates increase in Canada, drop in US. Proving again that our entire destiny is not necessarily in American hands.
Obama donating $1.4 million Nobel Peace prize money to charities. Removing any doubt that he truly deserved it.

Friday, October 9, 2009

The open-source, cheap alternative to eHealth. And it's available right here in Ontario.
"Obama deserves the Nobel: He has changed the international game." "...not a lifetime-achievement award."
Apparently women only find me attractive when they are ovulating. On the pill? Forget about it. Explains a lot...
Tip: Do not, under any circumstances, sexually harass the nurse that is helping deliver your child.
Tip: Do not, under any circumstances, sexually harass the nurse that it helping deliver your child.
Obama: "I do not recognize it as a recognition of my own accomplishments... but aspirations of... all nations."
Remember those Ontario Reports? They're baa-ack...
Obama wins 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. A bit premature for peace?
What's the difference between a criminal and a courthouse attorney? In this case, nothing. Inmate impersonates lawyer.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

BC Privacy Commissioner scrutinizing Google Street View. Blurring technology hasn't always worked.
Listening to Mitch Frazer of @TorysLLP and #UWOLaw grad speak on the creation of a supplemental pension plan.
"an avian example of the after-effects of prison life" Aren't our cheap food sources just grand?
Is law school so bad that we need a suicide hotline?! #lawschool via @kromagnino
Listening to Pablo Villeda, Field Office Director of Guatemala for International Justice Mission, speaking at #uwolaw.
Amazon's e-book reader Kindle now available in Zimbabwe, Myanmar and Falkland Islands. But not in Canada.
Google Street View bloopers. Can you find some in Canada?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

"Canada or the USA without European immigrants would look somewhat like Africa."
She's actually serious.
Could legal insurance address access to justice issues? Or are we just asking for "pre-existing legal condition" denials
Khadr appeal approved for SCC. Will determine legal duty to protect citizens detained abroad.
Abousufian Abdelrazik says, "all these politicians lied to me." He's non-partisan, calling #cpc and #lpc MPs by name for their promises.
It's official now I guess - made the finals for @TorysLLP Negotiation Competition at #uwolaw. Should be more ADR activities in #lawschool.
Listening to Abousfian Abdelrazik speak, the guy stuck in Sudan without a passport, and suing Harper's government for $27m.
Hon. Deb Matthews the new Health Minister. Congratulations. Read the eHealth report here:
Google Street View available in Canada, check out full list of cities here: via @thehartley
How do you spell "Google" in barcode? And how can I get one of my name branded on my hand and forehead?
How do you spell "Google" in barcode? And how can I get one of my name branded on my hand and forehead?
How do you spell "Google" in barcode? And how can I get one of my name branded on my hand and forehead?
You know pollution is getting bad when people start stealing lungs from cadaver exhibits.
Something tells me this flag wouldn't fly today.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Chechen president wins libel award against human rights group for "hearsay" allegations of kidnap, murder.
Think moving in to a house on Good Luck Road is good Feng Shui? Not so much...
"The Kindle ate my homework!" If he can sue for $150k, I'm sure law students can go for more. FTW.
$50k big-law bonus, or start your own firm? Would you believe the latter was the smarter choice?

Monday, October 5, 2009

Job posting for out of work lawyer: $18/hr, Clown mask is optional.
Smaller law firms doing better than big during recession. Deeper integration with US key indicator.
Female lawyer files sexual harassment suit against senior counsel - a woman. Same-sex issues arising in workplace.
Gulf states moving from Petrodollar to basket currency. Not an insignificant change at all...
Laid-off attorneys need not apply. Lesson from Big Law: Quit before you're fired?
Lawyer defending vs Letterman says there's more to the story Can't tell us though - pesky client confidentiality thing.
Yes, some Christian prayers _can_ hurt people. Jewish founder of MRFF targeted for protesting Air Force prosyletization.
If BW Were WM, "Keeping ones natural blond hair wild and straight would become indicative of a political statement."
Pentagon TV [Fail]

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Story behind our video launch of OMG! Law Talk here:
OMg! We went viral with all our law talk. Check out Michael Carabash, Garry Wise and myself on our new YouTube show.
Greenspan: Unemployment will top 10% in US. World still reeling from impact of Dubya's policies.
Happy 6012 Birthday planet Earth. Many still ascribe to Ussher's timelines, in complete denial of scientific realities.
Happy International Pickle Day! (huh?)
If Ahmedinjad is really Jewish can he still be an Anti-Semite? If yes, see this again:, שבועות‎5a
War cries against Iran bear eerie resemblance to the propaganda war preceding invasion of Iraq No more oil wars.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Women Rule in social media. Not only is it not just for men, but women outnumber in users on multiple platforms.
Just asked Jonathan Kay to confirm that he subscribes to a conspiracy theory, cuz he believes government helps minorities against others.
Jonathan Kay: Disadvantaged groups didn't really experience institutional racism in history - they learned to whine because of hand-outs.
Listening to Jonathan Kay complain about affirmative action being the root of all societal evil. He would prefer we all become a melting pot
Jusice LeBel of the SCC is sitting at my table, listening to a panel on polygamy in Canada.
Can blogging get you a high-profile job in law? Sure looks like it. See @jordan_law21
Can blogging get you a high-profile job in law? Sure looks like it. See @jordan_law21
We pay 29c a piece for each CD; it's not really a tax, it's a levy. And it's not even relevant any more for copyright issues.

Friday, October 2, 2009

At the Canadian Constitution Foundation Conference for the entire weekend. Justice LeBel speaking tomorrow at lunch.
Oil execs allege spill victim exaggerate environmental claims [Onion] Scientific proof inconclusive, falsified evidence
Introducing the bra that doubles as a gas mask: Cuz the world I want to live in, half the pop is ready for Apocalypse.
More on Twitter service here: (@TheTrialWarrior) and (@Slaw_dot_ca)
UK court orders service via twitter: The BBC news reports that the UK High Court has ordered that .. via @DavidCanton

Thursday, October 1, 2009

NAACP to activists: Become centrist if you really want to affect #change, that's what works Pt1 Pt2
One solution to our job-crunch: set yourself on fire, jump from buildings, fly through the air. IF you survive.
Scalia: "lawyers... don’t produce anything. They enable other people to..." Laments greatest minds going into law.
McLachlin: CSIS, government made "war on targets that may or may not be connected with the terrorist incident." #quote
Americans are still debating Obama's religion Then again, they also want to invade the world and forcibly convert them