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Monday, June 25, 2012

America's High Court Defends Americans! FINALLY!

[I disagree that the section that would have made it illegal for...(Illegal) immigrants to seek work in the USA was not upheld. I've traveled the world and lived in several other countries and I could not work in neither of them without first getting the appropriate permit or certificate, in some countries I had to keep a temporary resident permit on file with the local police department to even live there. People, I've said it again and again If I rob a bank and don't get caught until years later...doe it mean that I can keep the money and not be prosecuted for a crime; likewise, if I go on vacation or get deployed to fight for our country as I have in the past, come back to find someone living in my house...does it mean that since they were not discovered attempting to break in my home and arrested then that they get to continue living there and I have to support them? NO, this is not what happens, yet this is exactly what any Amnesty programs would amount to. This is the first time I recall being disappointed in Justice Thomas.] - M. Joseph Miller II.

The Supreme Court upheld a key part of Arizona's tough anti-illegal immigration law in a 5-3 decision on Monday

that allows police officers to ask about immigration status during stops. That part of the law, which never went into effect because of court challenges, will now immediately be enforced in Arizona. Other parts of the law, including a provision that made it a state crime for illegal immigrants to seek work, will remain blocked. Justice Anthony Kennedy, the court's swing vote, wrote the opinion, and was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor. Conservative Justices Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas partially dissented, saying the entire law should have been upheld.

The Obama administration sued to block Arizona's law, called SB1070, shortly after it passed two years ago, saying it interfered with federal authority over immigration. The law made it a state crime for illegal immigrants to seek work or fail to carry proper immigration papers. It also requires police officers to check immigration status and make warrantless arrests for immigration crimes in some cases. A federal judge enjoined those aspects of the law before they were ever put into effect, but the law became a lightning rod around the country, sparking boycotts and counter-boycotts and opening up a debate about the nation's illegal immigrant population.

In oral arguments in April, many of the justices seemed deeply skeptical of the government's argument that it would interfere with its authority over immigration law if local police officers asked people about their immigration status during stops. Though much of the debate around the law has focused on "racial profiling"--whether Hispanic people would be stopped and questioned by police based on their ethnicity--the government did not even mention those words in their case against the law, instead focusing on the federal government's supremacy in immigration matters. Justices repeatedly criticized the government's argument against immigration checks. Even Sonia Sotomayor, part of the court's liberal wing, said she was "terribly confused" by the government's argument against the checks.

But the liberal justices showed much more hesitation over the parts of the law that made federal immigration crimes into state crimes, which have all now been struck down. Sotomayor singled out the state law against illegal immigrants seeking work, noting that Congress had explicitly rejected a similar law in their immigration legislation, instead choosing to target employers who hire unauthorized workers.

Five states followed Arizona's lead and passed similar laws last year, while similar bills failed in more than two dozen other state legislatures. The decision suggests that any state laws that make federal immigration offenses into state crimes will not stand. But it remains to be seen if the outcome will encourage more states to pass laws that make local police officers check immigration status. The law also became an issue in the presidential race, with Mitt Romney bringing on the law's author Kris Kobach as an immigration adviser, and embracing the law's purpose, "self deportation," as his immigration enforcement strategy.

In Arizona v. U.S., Justice Elena Kagan recused herself because she was solicitor general when the Obama administration filed suit against the law. If the court had split 4-4, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision blocking the four major provisions of the law would have stood.

- Reposted in its entirety from Yahoo News

Thursday, June 21, 2012

IT'S SMOKIN !!!!!!!!!

I know my avid readers are thinking this is yet another one of my articles on one of my favorite pastimes, the art of the smoke (not over exerting oneself for my military readers, or Cigars for my club chair folks) but in this issue, I'm introducing you to something we all love to do and that's save money... so here goes! You'd be better off with rather than a fat Macanudo or PADRON anyway. But if your smart, you'll take those savings from and buy you a great smoke. So here's to the BIG SMOKE!


For Immediate Release

Date: May 9th 2012

Location: Henderson, Nevada

Contact: Deborah Pirrone

Phone: 1 (702) 953-0268 or Cell 1 (702) 592-9165

Web Address:

Henderson, Nevada - May 9th 2012 America was built by innovative small businesses with big ideas. A new site called recognizes the need to help boost small businesses across the United States. That's why its Web site launch on May 9th 2012 is so important for any consumer that's seeking Red Hot Deals as well as small and large business owners who need a profitable venue to promote their merchandise.

The site's founder and CEO, Deborah Pirrone, emphasizes that her site is completely different from many online shopping deal sites. She states, "What sets us apart from other sites is that we cater to small and home based businesses as well as larger businesses that are struggling in this economy. Any business can offer many items or just a few for sale on our Web site; we won't ever drop smaller clients for national clients. Instead, we provide a venue for any size business to reach millions of potential customers with their hot deals."

Pirrone founded the site based on more than 10 years experience as a business consultant as well as her passion for businesses in the United States. She specializes in helping businesses launch and succeed, but also aids those that need to go out of business so they can receive top dollar for their remaining merchandise. Pirrone states, "I feel saddened when driving by strip malls because so many of them have only a few businesses still in operation. It just makes me want to help businesses even more. That is my passion in life!"

Last year Pirrone started a trade show venue called Community and Commerce to rejoin consumers with small businesses at prices everyone can afford. This has enabled her to help a lot of local businesses. Now she's taking this concept a step further with Community and E-commerce through her website. With low commissions, a straight-forward online selling platform and personalized help, business owners will have a place to turn to every time they need to boost sales or get rid of overstocked products.

How does the site work? It's a unique type of "daily deals" website that runs continual special offers called "Fire Sales" as well as Sizzling Deals, Get-away Deals, and more from local businesses. These sales help fuel excitement for Web shoppers because the offers and products are always changing based on the businesses that are being served by the site any given day. Business owners can feature their merchandise for sale in the "Fire Sale" to reach a broad audience of Web shoppers by location, type of product/service, etc. Fire Sales, which are designed to help a business sell off certain merchandise (whether overstock items, going out of business products or other), may last an hour, two hours, or even a day depending on how many products the business needs to sell. Besides the high volume traffic that's expected to the site, businesses can also reach an opt-in subscriber base of more than three million subscribers.

Consumers benefit by finding amazing deals with discounts of up to 90 percent for local restaurants, bars, spas, entertainment venues, health and beauty retailers, electronics retailers, fashion venues, and more. Quality merchants are hand-picked to create a pleasant and safe shopping experience. The site will also feature reviews for local restaurants, hotels, travel, etc. as well as helpful tips for businesses. It's an informational site as well as a product-driven site designed to bring consumers and businesses together with no hassles.

Pirrone says, "Difficult times demand creative solutions; our site reaches out to the community with amazing deals from businesses that make up the fiber of American culture."

About the Founder

As a Retail Business Consultant for more than 10 years, Pirrone has traveled the United States and Canada helping Mom & Pop operations as well as large corporations. She started a design company from the ground up and has taken her designs to where only a very few make it. She has a proven track record for success, with her first TV debut on one of the most popular leading electronics retailers. She has also been featured in The Vegas Guide, What's On, Nevada Women's Magazine and Readers Digest, just to mention a few.

Business owners and consumers may learn more about the site and how it works by visiting the Web address below:

For an interview or more information, please contact Deborah Pirrone by phone at 1 (702) 953-0268 or Cell 1 (702) 592-9165 or by email:

Sunday, June 17, 2012

"Oh you fancy, huh?...."Press Release

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA June 12, 2012 /Press Release/ --

The leading Business and Legal Services office will provide various services in North America, Europe, or anywhere across Asia.

Introducing M & A Legal-Management’s website.

About M & A Legal – Management (M & A)

M&A Legal - Management is a business management and investment-holding corporation with interests in a number of companies including: English Elite Club Model & Talent Agency, EEC Couture, Women's Couture Boutiques, UBEC English Training Centers and At Your Service Maids. Our founder is also involved in local and regional philanthropy and is the founder of the Clark County Youth Law Association and the Clark County Bar Associations "Trial By Peers" Program and has sat on the boards of various charitable organizations such as The Jeffrey Foundation. M & A Legal-Management is based on the belief that our communities and clients' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat clients and referrals. We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.

For more information on M & A Legal-Management please visit, comment, or contact M. Joseph Miller II.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

15th Annual Shanghai International Film Festival to be Held June 16-24

15th Shanghai International Film Festival to be Held June 16-24

The 15th Shanghai International Film Festival, in which 1643 films from 106 countries and districts will compete for the “Golden Goblet" Awards, will be held June 16-24. The president of this year's jury will be world-renowned French director Jean-Jacques Annaud (The Bear, Seven Years in Tibet, Enemies at the Gates). There will be a high number of films having their world or Asia premieres this year, with over 28 cinemas in Shanghai set to participate.

Jean Jacques Annaud
as Chairperson of the Golden Goblet Award
Jean Jacques Annaud, influential Director, Playwright, Producer, and winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, has been named the Chairperson of the jury that will hand out the Golden Goblet Award at the 15th Shanghai International Film Festival scheduled to run from June 16 to 24.

As the only Category A International Film Festival in China, SIFF has enjoyed rapid development in recent years, and has attracted a batch of prominent film makers to be international judges including Luc Besson, Danny Boyle, Barry Levinson, Karwai Wong (Wang Jiawei), John Woo (Wu Yusen), and Kaige Chen (Chen Kaige). With these highly reputable and influential film makers acting as the chairperson of the panel of judges, SIFF has has gained recognition both at home and abroad in the film industry. 

Jean Jacques Annaud is one of the most respected directors in the international film industry with his works winner the César Awards. In 1976, his first film, La Victoire en chantant, won him the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Among all his works, L'amant, a film set in Vietnam, is the most popular among the Chinese. In it, he surprised the international film circle by casting a Hong Kong actor Tony Leung (Liang Jiahui) and a 15-year-old Jane March in the major roles. Some other important works by Jean Jacques Annaud include César Awards for the Best Feature Film and Best Director for La guerre du feu, Name der Rose staring Sean Connery, and Enemy at the Gates featuring Jude Law.

At the invitation of the SIFF to be the chairperson, he agreed in delight, saying “I feel deeply honored to be the chairperson of the 15th SIFF, and I am aware of the responsibilities. China has been a wonderland for me since my childhood and I got to collecting books, post cards as well as folk music, drama records and classical films about China when I was young. In the coming years, I will stay in China for long, filming a film adapted from the bestseller Wolf Totem by Jiang Rong. I’ll maximize this opportunity to better my knowledge of the rich Chinese traditions and diversified cultures. I’m looking forward to the 15th SIFF in June.”
Together with another six international judges, Jean Jacques Annaud will appear on the Red Carpet of the 15th SIFF on June 16. In addition, his classics will be screened in the “Salute to Masters” Unit.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

They're in India...I'm in Los Angeles, now what? (Part 2 of 3) Series on International Law

In my previous article the focus was on simply the general service of process and I closed with a list of "friendly" states/countries that were signers to the Hague Convention which has guidelines for international service of process, moving in the same direction, I'd like to put you on to some of the particulars

Take, for example, the case of a defendant located in India. In India, service is governed not just by US state or federal rules but also by terms of a judicial assistance treaty (the 1965 Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters or “Hague Convention”) and Indian law. US courts have consistently held that, where the Hague Convention is in effect, application of that treaty’s provisions is mandatory and that its channels supercede and abrogate inconsistent state and federal rules for service. In short, if your defendant is in a Hague signatory country,Hague rules exclusively dictate how service can be effected. Hague Convention rules, in turn, defer to the laws of the destination state. 

Each signatory nation is asked to file formal declarations and reservations regarding permissible methods of service in its territory. In this regard, India declared that it objected to direct service by diplomat (as provided by Article 8), service by mail (as provided by Article 10(a)) and service by judicial officer (as provided by Article 10(b)). Thus, any attempt by a US attorney to serve by mail or agent in Indian territory – even if provided for under US domestic rules – would result in defective service under both US and Indian law. How then must service be accomplished? The “Requesting Authority” in the United States must file a formal Hague Service Request with a designated “Central Authority” in India (as provided by Article 5) – in this case, the Indian Ministry of Law and Justice. The Indian Central Authority then vets the Service Request to ensure compliance with the treaty and, in turn, refers the court papers to a competent lower court for service. There, a judge instructs a court bailiff to effect service pursuant to the laws of India. Once the papers are served, the lower court returns its local proof to the Indian Central Authority, which annexes it to a Hague Certificate, or international proof of service, along with a duplicate copy of the papers served, and sends the entire file back to the United States.

In India, service takes from four to nine months; it is virtually impossible to expedite execution of a Hague Service Request through the Indian court system. Since most state and federal rules provide that service must be effected within 30 to 120 days, counsel for the plaintiff will need to show diligence in attempting service to the US court and apply for special extensions of time. There are sometimes other issues associated with service in India. Since India is a common law country, the court bailiff generally effects personal service, but occasionally service is effected by insertion in a letterbox, or by posting at an abandoned “registered office” for the defendant. While this may constitute good service under Indian law, anything short of personal service is likely to be problematic from the point of view of US law, since due process rights under the US Constitution dictate that service must be reasonably calculated to give the defendant actual notice. Did the owner of the letterbox in which service was left receive actual notice? 
A second attempt – and another four to nine months – may be needed to cure such service. Likewise, language can add a wrinkle to the process. India is home to several hundred languages. Because English is one of its official languages, a translation of the court papers to be served is rarely required. At the same time, under US notions of due process, plaintiffs have a duty to serve documents upon defendants in a language that the recipient will be likely to understand. For example, if an Indian court bailiff elects to effect sub-service of English language court papers upon a security guard who does not speak English, has service been perfected? 

On that mouthful, and a boring mouthful for some of my readers, we'll get to the answer in my next and final installation to this series on international service of process....until then....

Sunday, June 3, 2012

EEC Model & Talent Agency

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, USA June 3, 2012 /Press Release/ --

The leading model agency will provide promotional staff for fashion shows, photo shoots, motor sports events or a specific promotion in North America, Europe, or anywhere across Asia.

About English Elite Club Model and Talent Agency (EEC) (Asia Division)

EEC-Asia is one of China's leading model agencies. Based in Xiamen, China they work with male and female models, artists and partner agencies around the globe, including London, Los Angeles, Las Vegas New York, Paris, Shanghai, Beijing & Xiamen.

The leading model agency also has a talent division which provides small or large quantities of extras, presenters and actors to the television, commercial and film industry in Xiamen, China, Europe and North America.

EEC represents elite men and woman models. They invest their time and develop their models throughout the models career to provide a service second to none to their clients in Xiamen and across the world.

For more information on the English Elite Club Model and Talent Agency please contact M. Joseph Miller II. or comment.