Sunday, November 29, 2009

Increase Productivity On the Go Arrival of dual screen laptops, and benefits of capital deepening in turbulent times.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

@todmaffin: "Twitter will die [eventually]. And in so doing, will live forever" Twitter will change all social networks
Permanent Arctic sea ice, twice the size of Winnipeg, breaking up. Guess it's not that permanent in this new world.
Those looking to stall action on climate change or are exploiting complexity This is bad PR. And potentially dangerous.
Country known for its noble deeds now bears a stain on its reputation #cdnpoli #lpc #ndp #cpc #afgh via @a_picazo
The Roma, Europe's most discriminated minority, arrive in Canada. Educators confused what to do with children.

Friday, November 27, 2009

6-3 SCC labour law decision in favour of #Walmart over Jonquiere closure.
Listening to David Dyzenhaus on "Headscarves, extreme speech, and democracy" at #uwolaw.
Al-Jazeerah English approved in Canada. via Alex Manevich of @Slaw_dot_ca
B/W in U.S. spend 20% of income on hair “White people may be more comfortable with a black person with straight hair.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Debate over Bill C-300 heats up. Allegations of rape, violence, intimidation denied - but subsidized by tax dollars.
Alb QB awards $22m in Soost v. Merrill Lynch without Keays punitive damages or notice period. via @FaskenMartineau
Fuerst J: "a new breed of self-represented accused. He or she is argumentative, rude, and disrespectful of authority."

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

@kevinokeefe: Lawyers who resisted the phone went the way of the dinosaur. Now assimilate what social media we have.
Secret to Rainmaking is it's not a secret If you can't get business at a cocktail party you won’t via social networking
Scientific breakthrough - replacement for Viagra through electroshock therapy. I foresee a marketing problem or two.
" @OgilvyRenault breaks marketing ground." Big firms finally turning to Internet for finding business.
R Leigh Lerner: "Who is a Jew?" Disclaimer: No definitive answer in this article.
Times Online's Lawyer of the Week: Shah Qureshi Climate change beliefs protected by anti-discrimination legislation

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Listening to Jaince Gross Stein, speaking on "Religion in the Public Sphere" at #uwolaw.
1st use of fMRI in courts in Chicago murder trial. And how SPECT can be used in Ont. for mild traumatic brain injury.
Jewish community leaders ask #Harper to trash #CPC taxpayer-funded flyer portraying #LPC as anti-Semitic. #cdnpoli

Monday, November 23, 2009

Twitter Meet Law School. Law firms, meet Twitter at Law School. Announcing launch of #obitertweet by #uwolaw students.
Law firms using social media for recruiting? Maybe via
Michael Fitzgibbon @managementlaw of @BLGLaw - largest in Canada
Law firms using social media for recruiting? Maybe. via
Michael Fitzgibbon @managementlaw of @BLGLaw -largest in Canada
"Lacrosse trumps torture for Stephen Harper" Nice photo op bud. Btw, ppl are dying and in pain. #cpc #lpc #ndp #cdnpoli
Name-based discrimination, once the hallmark of European anti-Semitism, still flourishing in N.A. via @SCartierLiebel
@pmharper tells protesting HS students to stop calling. They're jamming up the switchboard. via @liberalrocco #cpc
Hill Times: #CPC uses US-style Republican smear tactics. Cons make dirty politics dirtier. #GOP #cdnpoli
Social Media Mafia blog is live again (for those asking for old content):
"U.S. intolerance gives Ontario an edge" That's _if_ we give foreign trained professionals a chance to work here.
"Canada is so reviled in some places that travelling Canadians mask their citizenship by wearing American flags" #cpc
"Canada is so reviled in some places that travelling Canadians mask their citizenship by wearing American flags" #cpc
DiManno: Anti-Americanism reason for Afghan torture. Cuz Bagram torture is somehow better than Gitmo torture.
Justice Granger blogs on technology and access to justice. via @Slaw_dot_ca

Sunday, November 22, 2009

After being invaded through an illegal war, Iraqi refugees seek a better life. In Detroit.
On conspiracies: [UTube] "We're all drinking from the well of pseudoscience, misinformation and fallacious arguments."
Judges blogging @Slaw_dot_ca. (Keep snickering, we'll still laugh last).
Pallin for President, 2012? [SNL Vid] Glenn Beck as VP. (shudder)
"#Harper lauds press freedom in speech, doesn't take questions from reporters." #Harpocrisy #cpc #cdnpoli
If you smile at a dancing stripper, you might lose your benefits. Any better ways than Facebook to evaluate depression?
Denial of Afghan torture came directly from the office of @PMHarper. Is anyone surprised? Vote #CPC to promote torture.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

At an Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) training session today on public board governance. With Anne Corbett of @BLGLaw.
Paul Cavalluzzo sees torture déjà vu. When will Canada learn? Is this the country we want to be?

Friday, November 20, 2009

The story of Google. [vid] This will be a piece of our history some day.
Every so often... we get a peek at the nasty partisanship that still animates both #Harper and his party. #cpc
What does standing shoulder to shoulder with Israel really mean? #cpc #lpc #cdnpoli
Peruvian gang murdering people to allegedly sell their body fat for cosmetics. [video] Now there's a diet plan!
Dryden: Go back to reading the teleprompter. #cpc #lpc #cdnpoli #rofl The ugly side of Tory politics.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Canadian Jewish Congress: Holocaust survivors object to Bnai Brith ad. Disgusting.
Canadian Jewish Congress: /1xHrKh Holocaust survivors object to Bnai Brith ad. Disgusting.
New #CPC low: Accusing #LCP of anti-Semitism. Volpe: "It's the worst of the worst" #cdnpoli
Racial bigotry in Philly middle-school homework. Ignorance or lack of ill will is not a defence.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Be sure to carry your Canadian passport when crossing this Quebec street. And pray US minutemen don't move north.
How far is too far with comment moderation? Should people lose their jobs?
Richard Colvin in House today: #Harper may have tried to cover up torture in Afghanistan. Shame. #cpc #cdnpoli
Contracting out of homework. The law student bargaining unit need to negotiate this issue. #lawschool
Who looks stranger? Geeks using social media or lawyers avoiding it? via @kevinokeefe Managing partners need to catch up
Try the Konami Code on #Facebook: Press up,up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a, Enter key, then left click and scroll down =magic
#Harper tried to silence Canadian diplomats on Afghan torture. Politics before principle, as usual. #cpc #cdnpoli

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

U.S. Fact @JDDiversity "Nationally, minorities make up 6.05 percent of law firm partners." Change it or risk losing out
Walk like an Egyptian, just don't eat like one. CT scans reveal atherosclerosis in ancient mummies.
It's officially public now. We're trying to start a student-run law review at #uwolaw. (It's true, we don't have one right now).
@LiberalRocco: "UK wants a plan for withdrawal. What about Canada's plan?"
"Some cognitive skills actually improve with age" (thank goodness) No luck on getting through speedy readings though.
"The pro-Israel lobby... has every right to operate and indeed to flourish in Britain."
US Navy expands operations - to invade Florida.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Reduced legal bills surest route to client's heart. Associates learn cost-cutting come at their own expense — literally
Going door-to-door selling weed is a bad idea, esp when person answering the door is a cop.
via @LawrenceGridin
Hackers release private emails of Holocaust denier, David Irving.
"No PM has ever avoided the front entrance to the Commons and no one... understands why Harper does." - The Hill Times #cpc #cdnpoli

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Evaluation of an experiment of live tweeting the Supreme Court of Canada's hearing this Friday on Omar #Khadr.
Awkward "science" project: Will there be Minorities in Heaven? (Can anyone read his conclusion?)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Brilliant video by @lewispr_uk "We Need to Engage Directly with Our Customers. They are the Ones that Count."
NASA finds water on the moon. Maybe that's why so few care about taking care of the water we have on Earth.
Reminder for #Harper: A [Map] of Parties to the Kyoto Protocol. ♫One of these things is not like the others.♫
#Harper skipping Copenhagen - the most important climate change meeting since #Kyoto. Harper reps big oil, not Canada.

Friday, November 13, 2009

"Huge rise in birth defects in Fallujah." If you're wondering why, see this: The babies!!! #iraq
Khadr case at SCC live right now on CPAC:
Happy Friday the 13th! #triskaidekaphobia

Thursday, November 12, 2009

What does it mean to be a "radical lawyer?"

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Terrorist: An HIV + man that bites another person in an altercation. The charge? "Possession or use of a harmful device"

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Busy for the rest of the week. (Midterms)
"Arabs, blacks, religious Jews need not apply." Promotions? Forget about it. Coming soon to a N American city near you?
US to subsidize Tc-99m production by $163m. #Harper loses out on our 40% market share. At least I'm back in business.
When Afghan insurgents get their hands on US weapons, that's probably not a good thing, right?

Monday, November 9, 2009

U.S. judge rules tweeting is broadcasting; bans courtroom tweets from drug trafficking trial. via Michael Geist
Michel Martin: [NPR] Ethnicity Matters, Especially If You're The Gunman. few words about last week's twin tragedies
"Warren Kinsella votes Tory" huh? That's John Tory. Seems a few other Liberals are as well. #cdnpoli
A decent treatise on Islamic law debunking the Conservo-nut conspiracy theories re Major Nidal Hasan #loonwatch
UK libel laws may force US papers to stop distribution there. "reputation as a world centre for libel tourism"
Statement by George Smitherman:
LSUC investigating EI for self-employed lawyers. We might be able to retain female lawyers in the profession yet!
Now you can be frum and fashionable. The snood is the new hot thing hitting the runways.
Extremely disappointed in the full pg Bnai Brith ad "Unholy Alliance" in National Post. When did civil rights groups start pushing hate?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Smitherman resigns as Dept Prem and Min of Energy. Smitherman for the next mayor of Toronto, one who gets things done.
Iacobucci: Recognizing the horrors of residential schools a necessary step for us to build a Canada we can be proud of.

Friday, November 6, 2009

[map] Rural Cons stole our democracy. With fraction of pop. See older post on vote dilution: #cpc
Reporters revolt against minister's refusal to answer questions. Transcript: (h/t @audra_williams)
via @MEKowalski "Ambulance chasing has now gone digital." UK law firm Wragge & Co hunting anon commenters online.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Celebrating Guy Falkes the right way, focusing on those in power. I almost didn't remember it's the 5th of Nov.
Got Google? Probably, like most people.
Now get some privacy too, with Google Dashboard.
Let's try this again.
Got Google? Probably, like most people. Now get some privacy too, with Google Dashboard.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

#PSA: That H1N1 vaccine you bought online probably isn't H1N1 vaccine.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Move over Movember, this guy grew a beard for a year walking across China.
Law Professor Sues Over 'Above the Law' Blog Post - Jones v. Minkin via @ericgoldman but not likely to succeed

Monday, November 2, 2009

About to hear Justice Harvey Brownstone speak at #uwolaw. Heard him before, he's great:
"U.S. has painted itself into a corner in Afghanistan from which there can be no graceful escape" On Tajiks/Pashtuns
How To Spam Facebook Like A Pro: An Insiders Confession via @AndrewWindham Don't try this @ home, or elsewhere.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Not news for us, but blacks need to use “disarming mechanisms” to get ahead in corporate world. Law not much different.