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When you are looking for the best debt reduction lawyer, taking the time to make sure that you are choosing the right person to work with is very important. Before we get into more information regarding debt , we will cover the basics as to what it really takes for your to make sure that you choose the right lawyer if you need to consolidate your loans or if you find yourself in a situation needing legal help with your finances.

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Finding the right lawyer can be a difficult task especially if you do not have any prior experience. In fact, you will have to consider certain conditions prior to finding the right lawyer for your task. On this note, many lawyers often give free consultation to see if they match your need. Even if you are going for a basic legal advice or other serious matter, never take the issue of finding the right lawyer lightly. Is your quest after finding a lawyer that delivers with top-notch professionalism? Are you willing to hire the best lawyer that stands the test of time? Reading through the rest part of this article will help you effectively.

Always determine the type of lawyer that you need. Take your time to know the actual prospect of your need prior to hiring a lawyer. In case your prospect is into business, then look for a professional in that area. You will be able to get the best result as required.

Recommendation is a big factor that should not be underestimated when looking for the right lawyer. Ask from your family, friends, agents or relatives. You will surely get one or two referrals. Contact the listed lawyers and ask of the term of their service. This will help you narrow your list to a successful option.

Finding a lawyer with insurance coverage dictates high professionalism. Always ensure to hire a lawyer that has insurance coverage against any damage. You will be safe in time of trouble. Reputation is also a great factor that you can look at prior to selecting the right lawyer. Always go for a lawyer that is highly reputable in the public.

Finally, budget is also a great factor that can help you select the right lawyer for your need. Always hire or select a lawyer without breaking the bank. You will always have the need to be happy at the end of the whole process.

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Ring Purchased At Garage Sale May Be Worth Almost Half A Million Dollars

Shopping at garage sales can be hit or miss, but one lucky customer is cashing in on a major find. 

Southeby?s will auction off a sparkly cocktail ring a woman bought at a car boot sale in 1980s England next month with a starting bid of £250,000 (roughly $325,000). She had thought for decades that it was costume jewelry and wore it without a care in the world, revealed the owner, who declined to be named publicly, the auction house said this week.

The woman had purchased the piece for £10 at a garage sale at West Middlesex University Hospital in Isleworth in west London, according to Sotheby?s. She decided in recent months to have the ring appraised after a jeweler said the stone could be real. 

Sotheby?s Jewelry in London confirmed the stone?s authenticity ? a 19th century 26.27-carat, cushion-shaped white diamond. The auction house added that the stone has a color grade of I and an impressive clarity grade of VVS2. The ring could go for as much as £350,000 (about $450,000).

?We confirmed that it was indeed a diamond. We got it tested with the Gemological Institute of America … and that then dictated the price,? said Sotheby?s Jessica Wyndham, who heads the auction house?s jewelry department.

In the interview in the video above, Wyndham added that it was understandable the owner did not know the ring held a real diamond. 

?It was in an antique style mount, so it was quite heavy,? she said. ?It is mounted in silver around the top and when silver becomes tarnished it becomes quite black. And that mixed with the cut of the stone probably would have meant that it didn?t sparkle very much, and if it was all dirty, you just wouldn?t think that was real.?

The ring will hit auction on June 7.

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The Trouble With Trump’s Tolerance Tour

Post-truth POTUS turns out to be perfect casting for tackling the One True Religion problem.

Even if it were someone else, not Donald Trump, pulling the planet?s attention to the world?s three Abrahamic religions; if it were Barack Obama or George W. Bush, say, or even Eleanor Roosevelt, making an ecumenical pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, Israel and Vatican City, the trouble with tolerance would still be a burr under the interfaith saddle.

Pluralism is the euphemism for how we manage the mess made when the worshippers of different gods maintain that theirs is the One and only God, and when sectarian worshippers of the same God claim that their way of worship is the one and only Way.

We contend with this dilemma, as we do with other discomfiting realities, like earthquakes, mortality and incipient male-pattern baldness, by denying it. Pluralism whistles past the graveyard of religious persecutions, inquisitions, pogroms, coerced conversions, civil wars, crusades and genocide. Instead of dealing forthrightly with doctrinal warfare, we acclaim mutual respect a common value, and we declare religious diversity a feature of civilization, not a bug that?s infested human history.

As for the varieties of irreligious experience, contemporary pluralism treats nonbelievers as all in the family. Diversity extends the same welcome to atheists and agnostics that it does to everyone else. Ditto for anyone who identifies as spiritual but not religious. God is great; God is dead; God is nature; God?s a metaphor; God is you; God is me; God?s a mystery; God is now: Pluralism wraps its arms around interpretations like those with no less graciousness than it affords to God is Yahweh, God is Christ, God is Allah.

That message is beautiful, incoherent and very American. It?s the least bad answer to the tension between religions and democracy. It?s what we want our culture to depict and our politics to project ? a supremely inclusive message to a world of warring faiths.

Saudi Arabia, whose Wahhabi Salafists finance Sunni warfare on Shia Muslims, is an ironic choice for President Trump to declare that his visit to ?many of the holiest places in the three Abrahamic faiths? was a journey in the spirit of ?tolerance and respect for followers of all faiths.? Trump himself is an improbable carrier of that message. He is the candidate who said, ?I think Islam hates us?; who ran on a Muslim ban; whose simulation of Christian piety was a transparent hustle for the evangelical vote. The only One he worships is himself. Hypocrisy scarcely begins to describe his speechwriters? paean to our kinship as children of Abraham; gall, cynicism and arrogance come to mind as well.

But one thing inadvertently equips Trump to reconcile the professions of unique truthfulness by incompatible religions: his utter indifference to the truth. Trump wouldn?t recognize a contradiction if it bit him on the butt. A fact isn?t a fact to him; it?s just a gambit, an alternative to consider. ?Believe me? means ?true?; ?false? means ?true?; ?fake? means mean. Welcome to the epistemological fun house. Have a tremendous day.

If nothing is truly true, then there?s nothing to crown as the one true religion. Tolerance treats every belief as equally valid; Trump treats every belief as equally meaningless. Pluralism ties itself into pretzels trying to accommodate conflicting prophets and reconcile competing prophecies. But if prophecies are just fake news, interfaith dialogue is interfake dialogue, and the ultimate consequence of ultimate tolerance ? hey, anything goes ? isn?t a catastrophe, it?s Access Hollywood.

There?s a kernel of self-deception at the core of pluralism: For the sake of peaceful co-existence, we con ourselves into thinking that the truths that matter most to us don?t much matter at all. Trump, con to his core, flips that: Thinking that anything matters is the mark of a mark. Doctrine is for dummies; nihilism is bliss. Kumbaya, folks.

To solve the pluralism puzzle, there?s an alternative to Trump?s know-nothingism that appeals to me. Ken Wilber, whose work synthesizes wisdom traditions, calls it the search for the greatest common denominators, for the highest common factors, across all theologies and thought systems. For instance, the golden rule, do unto others, Kant?s categorical imperative, John Rawls? veil of ignorance: whatever you call it, acting from that principle is what so many religions and moral philosophies exhort us to do, irrespective of their Gods or stories or paradigms. Instead of merely tolerating one another?s differences, we can actively discover ourselves in each other?s mirrors.

The Abraham narrative, which comes to me from the Hebrew Bible, has always troubled me. I know there?s commentary that makes it less fearsome than I find it, but I?m stuck in its literal meaning. When God tells Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac, it strikes me as a cruel test of Abraham?s absolute obedience ? and a warning that any failure of mine to obey the letter of God?s laws could be fatal.

I?m not comforted that I share this origin story with the other Abrahamic religions. It makes me wonder if fundamentalism ? fanaticism ? is what we really have in common. I?d rather connect with my spiritual cousins through Adam. His story puts the knowledge of good and evil in human hands. That got him exiled from the garden. But no one turned life after Eden into life after truth.

This is a crosspost of my column for the Jewish Journal, where you can reach me if you?d like at martyk@jewishjournal.com.

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This Dog Has So Had It With The Fidget Spinner Craze

The fidget spinner madness has gotten so out of hand, our four-legged friends have taken notice.

This dog wasn?t a huge fan.

But of course, some pooches are all for the devices ? and are total showoffs.

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Billy Bush’s Daughter Had The Most Reasonable Response To The Infamous Trump Tape

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter published on Sunday, Billy Bush finally broke his silence about the now-infamous ?Access Hollywood? tape in which Donald Trump bragged about grabbing women ?by the pussy.? 

The former Today Show host talked about what it was like for him, his family and his career after the tape leaked in October 2016. One of the most difficult parts of the experience, he said, was explaining his own lewd comments to his three daughters, who were 12, 15 and 18 at the time. 

In the ?Access Hollywood? video, which was taped in 2005, Bush can be heard laughing along to Trump?s sexist jokes. He appeared to encourage Trump, yelling ?Yes! The Donald has scored!? after Trump recounted a time he ?moved on [a woman] like a bitch.? Bush also referred to Arianne Zucker, the woman they were meeting for an interview, saying ?Sheesh your girl?s hot as shit.?  

Bush told THR that his youngest daughter decided not to watch the tape and his oldest was ready to defend her father. But Bush said it was his middle daughter who called him out for his sexist and demeaning comments about women. 

Bush told THR that his daughter Mary, then 15, called him crying and asked, ?Why were you laughing at the things that [Trump] was saying on that bus, Dad? They weren?t funny.?

?It hit really hard, and I stopped for a second, and I said, ?I have no answer for that that?s any good. I am really sorry. That was Dad in a bad moment a long time ago. You know me. I am really sorry that you had to hear and see that. I love you,?? Bush told THR. ?She needed to hear that, and I certainly needed to tell her that.?

Bush explained that in the aftermath of the ?Access Hollywood? video he really put himself in women?s shoes and realized just how damaging his behavior was. 

?When a woman watches that tape ? and this is what really hit me ? they may be asking themselves, ?Is that what happens when I walk out of a room? When I walk out of a meeting, is that what they?re saying about me? Are they sizing me up??? Bush said. ?I can?t live with that. If a moment like that arose again, I would shut it down quickly. I am in the women-raising business, exclusively. I have three daughters ? Mary, Lillie, Josie ? and I care very much about the world and the people they encounter.? 

Off the bat, Bush sounds like a great dad who immediately owned up to his bad behavior when his young daughter called him out on it. And he most likely is a wonderful father.

His response also points to a larger, more troubling trend: Men are often not confronted with the implications of their behavior ? that women are sex objects to be ?moved on like a bitch? ? until they?ve raised daughters. 

When Bush?s daughter addressed his demeaning comments about women, he didn?t have a good answer for her. How can he tell her that this is how many men speak about women, when he hopes no man ever speaks about his daughter in the same way? 

While Bush?s comments to his daughter are important, we shouldn?t have to wait for men to bear daughters for them to see half the population as equals.  

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Drake’s Reaction To Vanessa Hudgens Rapping Says It All

Vanessa Hudgens? rap skills are starting from the bottom, and now we?re here.

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards host broke out some of Nicki Minaj?s rap from Kanye West?s ?Monster? while onstage with co-host Ludacris on Sunday. We?ve seen others such as Millie Bobby Brown rap the verse before to wide praise. So, in theory, this is a great way to connect with the audience and keep things fun.

It didn?t really go like that.

The look on Drake?s face says it all …

Stuff like this is probably why he says ?no new friends.?

The internet caught on, and the people had jokes.

Drake seemed to make up for it later, complimenting Hudgens and Ludacris while accepting the award for Top 200 Billboard Album. But if that look had a title, it?d be last name Ever, first name Coldest.

H/T PopSugar

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Seth Meyers Reveals The 1 Campaign Promise Donald Trump Has Kept

Seth Meyers went back in time to dissect President Donald Trump?s campaign promises on Thursday.

And according to the ?Late Night? host, Trump has only kept one of the vows he made to his supporters as he ran against 2016 Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

Meyers played out a montage of clips showing Trump promising to investigate Clinton, should she win the presidency. It ended with a segment in which Trump says, ?I will ask my attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor.?

?It?s literally the only campaign promise he?s actually kept,? said Meyers, referencing the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the Trump campaign?s alleged Russia ties

?It?s almost like Donald Trump is a time traveler sent to warn us about himself,? Meyers added.

Check out the full segment above.

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In Trump’s America, Frustration Is So High That ‘Headdesk’ Is A Verb

Merriam-Webster defines ?headdesk? as an internet neologism ?used to express frustration or exasperation.? 

Apparently, it also describes the dictionary?s reaction to having its helpful language advice once again ignored by President Donald Trump.

On May 8, Trump issued another of his memorable misspellings, tweeting, ?Ask Sally Yates, under oath, if she knows how classified information got into the newspapers soon after she explained it to W.H. Council.? Oops, wrong council/counsel, pointed out indefatigable word defender Merriam-Webster

Just 10 days later, however, Trump was at it again, this time with a weird mashup between the two spellings in a now-deleted tweet: ?With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special councel appointed.?

Catch that? The has become an e, but unfortunately it?s still right after a c. That?s not a word!

This time, Merriam-Webster was too exhausted to reiterate its previous correction, simply following up on the May 8 thread to relay their reaction:

Apparently a facepalm just wasn?t enough. 

According to Merriam-Webster, ?headdesk? is derived from the literal slamming of one?s head into a desk out of frustration or annoyance. The abbreviated term arose online, initially in late ?90s forums, and has been popularized on social media and other digital communications as a quick, colorful way of conveying one?s irritation.

?The word headdesk is used most often interjectionally, or a parenthetical comment on something,? the dictionary notes, but with outrage and frustration becoming a constant feature of the political scene, it?s no wonder we?re increasingly using it as a verb or even a gerund.

Merriam-Webster has been headdesking over Trump?s reckless disregard for the English language for some time. Given all the troublesome news coming out of the White House ? the least of which may be its spelling woes ? we should probably all get comfortable with the word, and its application.

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