Millions of Californians who have been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) have just two more months to exercise their right to have their conviction expunged from their permanent criminal record. Changes to the California law that gives those who successfully complete probation a right to have their criminal convicted dismissed go into affect on January 1, 2008.
While violations on a person’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) record disappear in time, the criminal conviction stays on a person’s record for life— unless it is expunged.
I have never had much enthusiasm for following politics; I found that a blanket condemnation of the whole subspecies Officeseeker stood me in good stead and saved me time to focus on more useful things, such as Lindsey Lohan’s current status. I have never willingly given money to any politician, never pitched a chirpy phone call to a fellow citizen reminding them that today is election day, never joined any political party whatsoever, feeling that those who do missed the whole point of the Federalist Papers.
Admittedly, every four years I’d do my civic duty and throw my vote down the Libertarian Party’s maw. That’s as far as my active support for the libertarian crowd went until last Friday night, when I wrote a relatively large check in support of Ron Paul, allowing me entrée into a private reception held at a fabulously gorgeous penthouse in New York City.
By Michael Goldstein | Instant messaging or “IM” a technology permitting users to send and receive text messages to one or multiple parties without a time delay between sending and receipt of the message is a powerful tool. Using this technology is similar to having a conversation with another person; just like that person was in the room with you. The difference is that the two or more people may be several miles or even continents apart. The benefit of this technology would seem to be obvious, in that a conversation can take place much like one were on a telephone, but without the long distance fees. However, this “IM” technology can also lead to great liability for those who take advantage of its electronic conversation capabilities.
It retrospect, it was absurd to think that our original design and structure could last forever. Our content grew too fast and the demands for services increased beyond what we expected. But that was the goal— distribute information that people want. So here were are, again, asking for your patience as we deploy our new web site. While we only have about 2% of our content online as of 10.1.08, we expect to have all back issues, a new blog, and media and governemnt relations section online by 01.01.09.
So again, I say thank you for your patience. If there is particular content that you need, please call or email us and we will respond as fast as possible. In the meantime, enjoy the new online content and get ready for our Winter 2008 issue. – I. Reiboldt.