Make Sure You Hire the Best Lawyer when You Have to Sue

When you get to the point you need to sue a company, you better have a great lawyer on your side. You know the company you are going up against has a whole team of them on their side. It is important when things come down to having to file suit for a product problem or anything involving a big corporation that you get a powerful attorney. We are in California and hired a Los Angeles litigation lawyer to take our side of a case. Some of the biggest and most powerful firms are already working for the big corporations. You might be surprised to call a place and find out they cannot help you because their firm represents the company or one of its subsidiaries, suppliers or other companies.

Think about the biggest company you know. Imagine how many other companies are involved in providing them raw materials, machinery, supplies or anything they need to run their business. The big lawyer firms may have to not take your case because they already represent someone associated with the corporation. Read more… »

Ideas for Bathroom Remodeling in Arlington Heights

Sometimes a person just needs a change in their home. The bathroom is a small room that is a great placce to start the transformation. Bathroom remodeling in Arlington Heights does not have to cost a fortune. There are many changes that can be made to give a bathroom a new look.

Updating the paint in a bathroom can change the entire look of the room. A blue shade on the walls can create a nice, peaceful spa like feel to the bathroom. Yellow paint can create an uplifting atmosphere. Adding new fixtures can also update the room. Changing out the faucets can quickly turn a bathroom into a contemporary looking setting. Read more… »

I Will Never Put This off Again

After doing what I could to get out of seeing any dentist for a long time, I found myself in the position of needing one quickly. One of my teeth broke after biting into a simple hamburger. It stunned me when it happened and I panicked. I made some quick phone calls to ask people I knew who the best Grand Rapids dentist is that they knew of. I got some good advice, but then I noticed that three friends all referenced the same dental practice, so that is where I decided that I would go.

Aside from the broken tooth, I knew that I had some cavities that needed to be looked at. Read more… »

Your Online Business is Different Than Your Office or Retail Store

Business websites require a lot more involvement than a personal blog does. There is something constantly going on in the business outside of the website that needs to be updated on the website. This could be products, inventory, new services and other things. This gets added to the content of your website. Every article, instruction, image, video, product and service description is content on your website. However, there is a whole lot of stuff that goes on behind the scenes with business websites including everything from hackers trying to get in to techs doing server migration as systems evolve.

Big business websites have teams that manage everything from taking product photos to security experts who monitor those attempts by hackers to force their way in or utilize new exploit discoveries. Like brick and mortar stores who have people who do everything from setting up displays in windows to loss prevention, there is an equivalent for business websites. Read more… »

Deals on Electricity in Texas

My wife and I just bought a house in Texas and we are looking forward to moving in and to starting our new lives in the state of Texas. I think that it is going to be a good experience for the two of us. I am not really sure how long it is going to be, exactly, before we move into the new house, but I think it is going to be rather soon. So I am checking out this website for Texas electricity providers and trying to find some info that will help me to pick an electricity provider to go with.

I am pretty sure that we should try to go with the lowest rate available, but maybe there are some other considerations that would be worth taking into mind before we make our choice. I do not know much about electricity in Texas, except for the fact that it is not regulated here and so there are a lot of companies to choose from, which is something that I can say I have never experienced before. But it is kind of nice to have choices, I can tell you that much.

I like to have choices with regards to pretty much anything, because when one company is the only company that you can buy smiting from, there is nothing really stopping them from making you pay whatever they want. It’s like the company that made a ridiculous increase in the price of some medication that is used to treat AIDS. Absolutely deplorable, but they were the only company that could make the medicine at the time due to copyright protections or whatever, and so they were able to do that. Of course, the guy in charge of the company is in jail now, but that is a different story.

Live to Travel the World

I like to travel quite a bit. For me there is nothing like the freedom which travelling is able to provide to a person; to see the wider world that’s beyond your own nation’s boundaries is the ultimate expression of human freedom. It’s a basic fundamental human right to be able to travel. Indeed, it’s something that humankind has done throughout the entirety of its own meager youthful existence on the planet. We’ve migrated to every continent on the planet so what’s to stop me from working at a shop printing in Brisbane even if I’m from the United States – Kentucky, of all places. When I look back on my Facebook to see how few of my friends from high school have chosen to travel themselves I’m always blown away. Some of them haven’t even left the tiny town that the majority of us grew up in and fewer still have actually left the state itself. Read more… »

NASCAR Statement on Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law

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NASCAR issued a statement about the controversial new Religious Freedom Law in Indiana – home of the Brickyard 400 at IMS.

“NASCAR is disappointed by the recent legislation passed in Indiana. We will not embrace nor participate in exclusion or intolerance. We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our sport and therefore will continue to welcome all competitors and fans at our events in the state of Indiana and anywhere else we race.”

NASCAR has not been silent on similar issues in the past.  In 2014, before a race in Phoenix, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a similar law that passed in Arizona. At that time NASCAR said, ““We are pleased with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s veto of SB1062. NASCAR actively strives to promote diversity and inclusion throughout the motorsports industry. NASCAR has a zero tolerance policy against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, race, gender, national origin, age, color, disability, religion, or other factors which deny the essential humanity of all people.”

In 2013 when driver Nelson Piquet Jr posted a homophobic slur on social media, the sanctioning body fined the driver and released a statement saying , “Nelson Piquet Jr. recently communicated an offensive and derogatory term that cannot be tolerated in our sport. NASCAR’s Code of Conduct explicitly spells out in the 2013 rule book our position regarding the use of disparaging terms. We expect our entire industry to abide by this Code.”

 

Grand Prix of Houston, Race 2 Sunday

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Takuma Sato looked for better results than Day 1

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Mike Conway had his hand bandaged after his shunt into the tires Saturday

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Jack Hawksworth prepares for Sunday qualifying

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Tires were a major story all weekend.

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Castroneves jumped to the lead early Sunday

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Tom Hessert Wins First Super Speedway Race at Talladega

Grant Enfinger, driver of the Casite-Motor Honey-Advanced Auto Parts #90 Ford, and winner of the first 3 races of the season in the ARCA racing series started from the pole at Talladega Superspeedway in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 and was looking for win number 4 of the 2014 season. Once the green flag flew, the front of the field ran single file up front for the first half of the race with Mason Mitchell, Justin Boston, Mark Thompson, and John Wes Townley rounding out the top 5 behind Enfinger.

Green flag pit stops began on lap 36 of the 76 lap event. Multiple drivers were penalized for speeding on pit road including leader Enfinger who had dominated the first half of the race. Clay Campbell, Mark Thompson, and Frank Kimmel were among the 16 pit road speeding violations. Justin Boston in the #25 Zloop Chevrolet took over the lead after pit stops until lap 54 when he was passed on the track by the Zaxby’s #15 of John Wes Townley.

The first and only caution of the race came out on lap 56 when Justin Allison, grandson of Donnie Allison, in the #88 HAVACOSales.com Ford, blew a right front tire and slammed into the side of Clay Campbell driving the #52 Federated Auto Parts Chevrolet for Ken Schrader Racing, causing Clay to spin out. The caution put many of the the penalized race cars back into contention for the win.

The race went back to green at lap 64 with John Wes Townley in first followed by Boston, Mitchell, and Tom Hessert. Bobby Gerhart, making his 300th start in the series took the lead with 4 laps to go and was quickly over taken by John Wes Townley. With two laps to go Tom Hessert, driving the #77 Cunningham Motorsports Caregard-AxiomWarranty.com Dodge took the lead for the first time of the day after passing Townley on the high side and lead the final two laps to win his first ever super speedway win and the 4th of his career. Hessert was followed by John Wes Townley in 2nd, teammate Austin Wayne Self, driving the #22, in 3rd, Mason Mitchell in 4th and Spencer Gallagher in the #23 rounding out the top 5. The rest of the top 10 were Derrick Lancaster in 6th, Bobby Gerhart 7th, Frank Kimmel 8th, Grant Enfinger 9th, and Buster Graham in 10th.

Leilani Munter, driving the #55 Blackfish Toyota for Venturini Motorsports ran in the top 10 most of the day and ended up finishing the race in the 14th position.

IndyCar: Oversexed or On Point?

Last week, new IndyCar sponsor United Fiber & Data announced the UFD Grid Girls.  These 6 women will serve as the spokesmodels for James Hinchcliffe’s #27 UFD IndyCar for the 2014 season.  Although the exact details of their involvement for UFD and at each race haven’t been detailed, it’s fairly safe to assume their duties.  Having attractive women in tight clothing serving as models for a product at a race track is not a new concept.photo-1-300x300

My initial reaction is it is great to see a new sponsor getting involved with the series.  For me, sponsorship should be more than logos on a car.  Being a sponsor should mean having a presence at the track.  It means being visible to fans.  What’s more visible than attractive women?  Not much.  Of course I don’t care for their bits a pieces as I’m more of a nuts and bolts type of guy myself, but I recognize the instant benefit of these women.

Facing facts here, racing is still very male dominated in fandom.  Men care more about fast cars than women.  It’s one of those unexplainable facts like, why aren’t there more female engineers or more male nurses?  For some reason, guys just tend to like racing more than women.  Well, if you are catering to the audience at hand, beautiful women are the way to go.  There’s a reason there are a lot of ladies in bikinis straddling low-riders on the cover of hot rod magazines.  The two things just go together, right or wrong.  Plus, as I’ve stated before in various posts, humans like looking at pretty things.  Period.  Pretty flowers.  Pretty cars.  Pretty houses.  Pretty beaches.  You name it.  This includes pretty women.

However, there are some that expressed displeasure with the move.  Some people think it’s sexiest.  Others think it sends the wrong image to girls.  There are a few that just think it’s tacky.  I get it.  I understand it.  All of those points are valid in some facet.  But, I don’t think 6 smart, professional, beautiful women should be panned for working what they have.  Heck, if I had a killer rack and rocking body you can bet your sweet rear-end I’d be the ringleader of the crew.  Pass the stilettos and the checkered flag because I would be strutting my stuff.  I also think there is a belief that being attractive somehow makes your IQ drop, that in some way if you are attractive that you must be an idiot.  Brains and beauty can be had.   The valedictorian of my high school class was a drop dead gorgeous, tall blonde with a gigawatt smile.  I don’t discount these 6 women because they are attractive just like I didn’t discount her.  I also know that there are worse signals that can be sent to young girls than them seeing an attractive female in tight clothes working.  Hello, look at Miley Cyrus twerking on stuffed animals with her tongue hanging out while wearing a weed emblazoned one-piece (that said, she’s been brilliant at marketing herself).  You can’t shield your kid from that media frenzy.

photo-2-1-300x300Lots of people, including myself at times, have dinged Danica Patrick for using her body over her perceived talent at times.  IndyCar fans complained that she stole the spotlight just because she could pose half-naked on the hood of a car, while she was often times uncompetitive on the track.  She was vilified for being popular for the supposed wrong reason.  However, it’s a fact that IndyCar television ratings have been down since Danica left IndyCar despite new cars, engine competition, and a vastly improved on-track product.  The ratings dip can’t be fully pegged on Danica, but you can’t ignore the fact Danica was ridiculously popular regardless of reasoning behind the fandom.  Did she draw fans to IndyCar because she was attractive?  You betcha.

I know deep down we all want people to like IndyCar because the racing is great.  We don’t want it to be a gimmick.  Many people love IndyCar because it’s a fairly pure form of racing compared to the more WWE styling of NASCAR the last decade or so.  We hate to admit it, but IndyCar is withering on the vine.  We can all say that the racing is amazing, but that’s only a small portion of the equation for success.  Right now, IndyCar is the awkward, overweight person that’s a bit of a sloppy mess you’re trying to help get a date and all you can say is, “But they have an amazing personality!”  Furthermore, IndyCar has to be cool.  You don’t want someone to show up at their first IndyCar race and it be filled with a bunch of grumpy 70 year olds complaining about the lack of horsepower.  You want the event to seem cool, vibrant, fun, sexy, youthful…you need to appeal to the crowd you want to attract…or in IndyCar’s case, the crowd you HAVE to attract…for survival.

My point is, IndyCar has a new sponsor.  YAY!  That new sponsor is spending money on activation.  YAY!  They are using some damn fine young women to capture some attention and promote the sport, their driver, and their product.  YAY!  IndyCar desperately needs more UFD Girls.  Heck, get all the girls together, the Miss Grand Prix’s, the Fuzzy’s Vodka girls and make a calendar.  Promote the heck out of it.  Make IndyCar sexy.  Make IndyCar cool.  Don’t look down on these young ladies and dig around for a negative.  It’s 2014.  I think we should all be comfortable enough in our own skin to either look past something we don’t like that much, or embrace the positives it could help bring to the sport.

That said, where can I audition to be a UFD Girl?  I have killer legs.