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… Nice Try , Guys [#AGs playing dirty]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,July 23rd,2014

.. state AGs , especially the DemoCrap ones , have a habit of trying to play dirty . Anyone who is remotely familiar with the grand Tobacco Settlement [read : extortion] of the very late 1990s can understand that …

.. now , we are seeing the flipside of the efforts at disclosure of campaign finance and a person ‘ s contributions to a non – profit . People , including me , are rethinking their positions …

.. it is especially the case after the episode of Brendan Eich . Eich was for a short time toe CEO of the website supplier Mozilla . Eich , who is I think something of a libertarian , was harassed and hounded out of his CEOs job courtesy of a campaign contribution that he had made to the traditional marriage initiative [Proposition 8] in California …

.. [h/t — WallStreetJournal/Opinion]..
.. [link] to the opinion …

.. Mozilla evidently had a fair number of gay and lesbian employees . They did not want someone as their boss who had contributed to that initiative campaign back in 2008 . So , Eich resigned …

.. the results of the Eich episode are especially acute where it comes to non – profits . Political contributions are designed to be disclosed . Contributions to non – profit groups are designed , both by law , and by court precedent , to be confidential . The efforts of the AGs in Californai [kamala Harris] and New York state [Eric Sneiderman] are designed to undermine this effort …

.. what part of federal supremacy and court precedent , in addition to tax law , do those two idiots not understand ?!?! keep your damn hands off of my non – for – profit contributions . They are the business of mine and the groups , and are for no one else , especially you two nosy bodies ….

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… This Court Case has the Liberals Scared to Death …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,December 24th,2013

.. and they have a likely settlement (it would be my guess) to thank for making the case ” moot ” at the U.S. Supreme Court …

.. otherwise , there were at least 6 votes to shoot down the union ‘ s favourite tactic these days , the neutrality agreement …

.. [h/t the Wall Street Journal] …
.. [h/t Cornell Law Library] …

..[link] to the WSJ editorial [from December 14th , 2013]

..[link] to the law library case description …
(*note* — the Cornell University Law School library site is a real dandy . It is fantastic for so many things legal . If you can contribute , great . feel free to make use of it for your legal needs …)

Does an agreement stipulating that an employer will remain neutral and give access to employee information in exchange for a union’s support of an employer-friendly ballot initiative, constitute a “thing of value” in violation § 302 of the Labor-Management Relations Act; or, must a thing of value be monetary for purposes of § 302?

.. the case is Unite Here Local 335 v Mulhall . It was up before the Supreme Court for oral argument . They were already held , but in December , the case was ” DIGed , ” or dismissed as improvidently granted . Basically , the case was (I think) settled to prevent a unions loss at the Supreme Court . I believe that there were definitely 5 , and probably 6 , votes to win the case . It would have set a disastrous nationwide precedent , taking away one of the union ‘ s favourite tactics , the neutrality agreement .

.. It would also , by extention , neuter any union ‘ s attempt at a corporate campaign against a company . The loss of the neutrality agreement would render the c. c. useless , since the company could agree to nothing , and the union could receive nothing in return . Neither side could do anything to stack the deck . It would empower individual members , as it had before , to sue to stop the tactic .

.. Eventually , a new case will make it to the court . The 11th Circuit case rings out loud as a bell , and sets a pattern that sets the way for a new fact pattern to be brought before the court . This time , the legal representatives will be prepared to block any potential settlement before a decision is reached ..

.. from the WSJ editorial ..

This has large potential implications for Big Labor, which has increasingly sought these neutrality agreements to make it easier to organize a work site. The rights of workers get washed out in such bargains that violate the Taft-Hartley Act’s ban on giving a “thing of value” to help organizing. Let’s hope the Justices find another case soon to make clear that such sweetheart deals are illegal.

.. LEC here again — So do I . I believe that a pattern has been set , and the Right – to – Work folks will have several cases that will come through . I hope that they do …

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… Nice Call , Chuck ! [MSNBC ‘ s Todd on ObamaCrapCare problems] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,October 8th,2013

.. I am no fan on MSNBC , or Chuck Todd . But , Todd (and the crew from Saturday Night Live ‘ s Weekend Update) roasted ObamaCrapCare on pMSNBC ‘ s Daily Rundown show .

.. Ron Fournier of the National Journal was particularly vicious on ObamaCrapCare . Nice !

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… Chuck Todd , White House Correspondent for pMSNBC (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

… a follow – on , courtesy of the Washington Free Beacon

The Obama administration said last week that the Obamacare website was down due to a surge in traffic. But now it says problems with the website are due to design and software flaws, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The website is troubled by coding problems and flaws in the architecture of the system, according to insurance-industry advisers, technical experts and people close to the development of the marketplace.

Among the technical problems thwarting consumers, according to some of those people, is the system to confirm the identities of enrollees. Troubles in the system are causing crashes as users try to create accounts, the first step before they can apply for coverage.

Information technology experts told the Wall Street Journal that the website appeared to be built on a “sloppy software foundation,” possibly due to hasty construction.

Engineers at Web-hosting company Media Temple Inc. found a glut of stray software code that served no purpose they could identify. They also said basic Web-efficiency techniques weren’t used, such as saving parts of the website that change infrequently so they can be loaded more quickly. Those factors clog the website’s plumbing, Media Temple said.

Administration officials, who reported nearly nine million unique visitors to the federally run exchange as of Friday night, said the system underwent maintenance over the weekend.

.. LEC again here — I have excellent contacts in the industy . Their usual reaction to the ObamaCrapCare exchanges , so far , are , in simple form …. L . M . A . O .  … . They saw this stuff coming , and the ObamaCraps would not listen , not one bit . They tried to do this in –  house , in the government , with little or no outside help . Stupid !

.. The private sector knows how to handle this stuff . The internet sector handles tens of billions of dollars of commerce , not to mention hundreds of billions of dollars (and other currencies) in stock , bond , and other trades , with little or no problem . They understand how to do this , and do it seemlessly . From telecommunications , web design , data security , … , the whole smack . What a mess .

.. They know the damn ObamaCrapCare enrollment numbers . They just do not want to release them .

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