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Is it illegal to destroy other people's mail?

Yes. It's also just impolite.

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Contract Law

Is mortgage elimination a scam or legitimate?

The possibility of losing your home to foreclosure can be terrifying. The reality that scam artists are preying on desperate homeowners is equally frightening. Many companies say they can get a change to your loan that will reduce your monthly mortgage payment or take other steps to save your home. Some claim that nearly all their customers get successful results and even offer a money-back guarantee. Others say they're affiliated with the government or your lender and still others promise the help of attorneys or real estate experts.

Unfortunately, many companies use half-truths and even outright lies to sell their services. They promise relief, but don't deliver. In fact, many of these companies leave their homeowner customers in worse financial shape.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, wants you to know that there is a Rule in place to protect homeowners. The Mortgage Assistance Relief Services (MARS) Rule (also known as Regulation O) makes it illegal for companies to collect any fees until a homeowner has actually received an offer of relief from his or her lender and accepted it. That means even if you agree to have a company help you, you don't have to pay until it gets you the result you want.

If you're struggling to make mortgage payments or facing foreclosure, the FTC wants you to know how to recognize a mortgage assistance relief scam and exercise your rights under the Rule. And even if the foreclosure process has already begun, the FTC and its law enforcement partners want you to know that legitimate options are available to help save your home.

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What is the penalty for public urination in GA?

This laws go under laws called Wobbler Offense. Which in turn means they can be prosecuted as felonies or misdomeaners. If your like in a back alley down town they are not to conserned. But if your by a school or play ground things could get serious. I know cows do it and Horses do it and Dogs do it and Cat do it in public . But humans a considered sub animals and are prosecuted and thrown in prison.

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SMS and Texting

Whats the consequence of a threatening text?

Depends on the text. You can probably solve that on your own as you know why that text was sent to you in the first place. If this is a hate crime however it is covered under the hate crime section in the constitution and should be reported to the authorities. If you can't get them to stop, and you call the authorities, then they will have to treat this as a major crime as there is nothing worse than a hate crime.

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US Constitution

Can someone put you on tv without your consent?

This is the Chinese kids answer translated:

Now we continue to read Su Qin's account after returning to his hometown. It is not only a very interesting historical story, but also can inspire our philosophical thinking on the outlook on life, as well as the choice between righteousness and profit, which is very noteworthy. First look at this wonderful original text:

Su Qin's wife and sister-in-law of Kun's brother did not dare to look up, and fell down to wait for food. Su Qin laughed and said that his sister-in-law said: How can I be prosperous and respectful? The sister-in-law passed the snake Pu's dress, and thanked her face to cover her face, saying: See Ji Zi's position is high. Su Qin sighed and said: In the body of this person, the rich and the relatives fear it, and the poor and the low are easy. And so that I have Luoyang and Guo Tian two arena, how can I admire the six kingdoms! So scattered money to give clan friends. At the beginning, Su Qin Zhiyan, the lender's capital was a hundred dollars, and the wealth was paid with a hundred gold. Partially report what you have tasted of virtue. One of its followers was unrequited, but he said before. Su Qin said: I am not forgetting my son, and my son is with me to swallow, and I want to go above the water again and again. When the time is right, I am sleepy, so I look forward to the son. It's the future son. Zijin also got it.

The original text follows after the emperor Zhou Xian of the central government sent a special envoy to welcome him.

Su Qin's majesty and glory at the time was far worse than that of the scholars of the Tang Dynasty. At this time, his parents, brothers, wife and sister-in-law, and the whole family went to the suburbs to welcome him. After Su Qin’s ceremonial guard arrived home, his brothers, his wife, and his sister-in-law did not dare to face him with straight eyes. They only dared to lower their heads and secretly stare at him from the corner of their eyes. Waiting for him in a kneeling posture, waiting for him to come to eat.

After seeing this scene, Su Qin smiled and said to his sister-in-law, you refused to cook for me when I went home frustrated, why are you so polite now? We read Su Qin's question of "He Qiang and Gong Ye", and we really felt that he was a bit stingy. But you must know that this is human nature, unless the true sage can forget the past rifts. Otherwise, any ordinary person will have this kind of mindful psychological existence. It's just that he cares about him, he has not taken embarrassing retaliation, he is already considered a top-notch hero, not to mention that Su Qin frankly said his humorous words with a smile! Okay, let's not talk about the theory, let's see how this family farce is performed.

After listening to Su Qin’s ridiculous humor, his sister-in-law couldn’t hang it anymore. She was afraid that Su Qin would take power to retaliate against her. She simply knelt down and threw herself down, just like the so-called "five-body throwing" in the later generations. He apologized, and said a very frank conscience: Because I now see that your position is high and you have a lot of money, so I want to treat you nicely! The phrase "seeing the season is high and gold is too high" is really amazing. If you also use Jin Shengtan's method of criticizing novels, you can criticize: "A good sister-in-law Su! Can be a big white."

Su Qin asked sarcastically and humorously. Sister Su's answer was really frank and straightforward, and she told the truth about the eternal love.

Sincere respect between people requires a high degree of knowledge and accomplishment. Otherwise, it is absolutely simple, and people with no knowledge can do it. In addition, the respectful attitude of getting along with people is not for the high position of power, but for how much money you have worthy of attention. If there are both high positions and as golden as the youngest of the Su family, of course someone will flatter him.

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Slot Machines

Is there a law on casino money won?

Yes. You must give half to a native american tribe of your choice, according to sexion 85.4B

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What gas law applies to aerosol cans being stored in a cool place?

Gas Laws and Aerosol Cans by pallavi pemmireddy. What is an aerosol? a substance enclosed under pressure and able to be released as a fine spray, typically by means of a propellant gas. examples: Febreeze, WD-40, Hair Spray Aerosols Boyle's Law: - adding pressure to the already pressurized can allows for liquid to come out. Prezi.

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Is MPB today legal?

Absolutely. The difference between a business and a scam is a business has a product or service. MPB Today sells groceries and Walmart gift cards at fair prices (products). If you choose to get into business and earn money they have a $10 yr website that is needed to do business (service).

This is an incredible company that allows regular people to make money or at least eliminate their grocery bill with out any finical strain. You are going to eat eventually, it will cost money to do that, so why not spent the $10 and start you a business so you can profit from eating. See my profile to learn more about MPB Today.

MPB Today is what is known as a Multi-Level Marketing company. There is nothing inherently illegal or unethical about the company, nor is it some sort of scam.

However, MLM-style companies are generally a poor investment (or poor return-on-expenditures) for the majority of its customers, as the system is set up to provide significant benefits only to those who in turn can recruit additional members to purchase the company's products.

As such, there is no scam or illegal action going on, but the literature describing the potential benefits significantly overstates the actual benefits received by the averagemember. That is, if you study the terms of the member agreement, you will discover that everyone is required to purchase X dollars worth of goods to join, which will generally cost you X + Y dollars after all fees and shipping are taken into account. You can make back that Y dollars only by recruiting additional members.

So, overall, MPB is NOT a good deal for the average person. For someone who is a good saleman and can find a willing subscriber base, it will turn out to be beneficial, but the average subscriber will find it to be less-than-advertised.

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Colleges and Universities
High School

Can you drop out of college at any time?

Yes, you may drop out at anytime, however; if you plan on withdrawing out and have taken out student loans/grants there is a predetermined time frame in which the school has to return any payments received. (Ask your school counselor to find out how many weeks you have if this is something you are interested in.)

If the school is required to return funds then you will only be responsible for the difference of what was spent. If you do not drop out soon enough then you will still have to pay your student loans back in full (in installemts unless you can afford to pay in full).

If you have paid out of pocket for you tuition then the same applies they will refund you any overage you have paid if you withdraw within their specified time period. Otherwise your payment will not be reimbursed.

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Why is mooning illegal?

Because some people (believe it or not) don't want to see your penis.

Flashing bare body parts is considered lewd and can result in a misdemeanor charge.

In the U.S.A. indecent exposure is the deliberate exposure in public or in view of the general public by a person of a portion or portions of their body, in circumstances where the exposure is contrary to local moral or other standards of appropriate behavior.

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Civil Rights

Is it illegal to carry someones id?

No. You may be carrying it because you went out with your buddy the night before and he gave it to you for safekeeping or many other reasons. We shouldn't assume the worst and judge and punish someone for it.

Religion & Spirituality
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Philosophy and Philosophers

What are immoral deeds?

Immoral deeds can be defined differently by different people. We all create our own morals, we decide what is right and what is wrong, and if we go against our own morals then we feel that we are doing something immoral. Of course, the world has its own standards and its own definition of being moral. It is about being kind and compassionate, being loving and forgiving. Therefore, this is to live a moral life. When is that we are committing immoral deeds? When we hurt somebody, be it a man, beast, bird, insect. If we hurt somebody, if we take away somebody else’s possessions, if we are unfair in our actions to others, all this comes under the category of immoral deeds and whatever deeds we perform, they are like the seeds that we plant. They return as the circumstances, as our future, as our destiny.

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How do you write a bill for law and get it passed in Illinois?

The good news is constitution law covers all areas so you do not need all these bills that no one really reads. If you are a good judge you can apply any issue to the constitution law and cut back on the unnecessary reading that no one wants to do because they are a waste of time and unnecessary. Please save the people some time and a lot of headache.

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What is the legal age you can enter a brothel?

I hope after the age of 25 or sometime further then that if possible. Thinking about my kids and I hope that they never reach this level of thinking. It is not good for anyone's dignity or self esteem. But id this is your cup of tea and everyone else is chill, then still over the age of 25.

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Labor and Employment Law
Court Procedure

What does motion denied as moot mean?

It may depend on the context, but in general it means that the motion no longer has any value so it was denied simply because it doesn't matter. For example, suppose you file two separate motions: one to dismiss a case against you, and another to exclude certain evidence so it can't be used against you at trial. If the judge grants your first motion, then the second is meaningless; no evidence will be used against you because there will be no trial. Therefore, the second motion would be denied as moot.

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Civil Cases

What happens if a party doesn't respond to interrogatories?

You file a motion to compel, and ask the court to order them to do so. You also ask for attorney fees for the cost of bringing the motion.

If they still don't do so, you ask for sanctions (such as dismissing their complaint or a defense).

Yes, you file a motion to compel - but, attempt to work out the reasons why they haven't responded within the deadline to respond. Most judges do not want to be dragged into discovery disputes. If you can't work it out with the other party, then file a motion to compel.

You would not ask for attorney fees as part of that motion to compel. That's an entirely separate issue from discovery. Also, I highly doubt a judge would dismiss an entire claim over a discovery issue. Generally, if the judge is dragged into it, you or your attorney (hopefully you have one) would have a telephone hearing with the judge & other side over why they won't answer the interrogatories. Then the judge makes a ruling on that - sometimes the other side DOES have a legal argument for not answer some of the interrogatories.

So, attempt to work out the issue without court involvement, if that doesn't work, file a motion to compel discovery and the court will take it from there.

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Why is there no statute of limitations for murder?

Murder is just about the only crime that one can be arrested for, for the rest of their life! NO!

How about you decide to pray to God and get God and Love into your life? Not hates or crimes?

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Are FAKE restraining orders against the law?

Yes. Any fraudulent document that purports to be an official document issued by a government official can cause the person who created it and the person who uses it to go to jail. In many states it is a felony.

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Divorce and Marriage Law
Salary and Pay Rates

Why do some lawyers have a PC after their name?

It means professional corporation. Basically liability protection.

Some other examples:

A Law Corporation name must include an ending designation such as: A Professional Corporation, A

Professional Law Corporation, Professional Corporation, Professional Law Corporation, Law

Corporation, APC, A.P.C., PC, P.C., Prof. Corp., A Professional Legal Corporation, Professional Legal

Corporation, A Legal Corporation, Inc., Incorporated, Corporation, A California Professional

Corporation, L.C., Ltd., Limited, P.A., and Professional Association.


The designation rules vary by state.

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Why is it illegal to sell used mattress in Florida?

Probably because some people complained and the government does not want to deal with it. The government shouldn't tell you what or what not to sell this dips into your freedom act in the constitution. So it is illegal.

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US Constitution
US Government

What are the three levels of the US federal court system?


The three levels are:

  1. Trial level
  2. Appellate level
  3. Supreme Court

Trial level includes many types of courts, such as the District Court, Bankruptcy Court, Court of Federal Claims and other courts with specialized subject matter jurisdiction.

The Appellate level is the US Court of Appeals, to which an appeal of decisions from any trial level court may be taken.

The Supreme Court is where appeals from decisions in the Court of Appeals are taken. The decision of the Supreme Court is final.


The three courts of general jurisdiction that make up the Judicial branch of the federal government are:

US District Courts (trial level)

The 94 US District Courts are the trial courts of the federal judiciary. They have jurisdiction over most types of cases, both civil and criminal, within their geographic areas. Appeals from US District Courts go to the US Court of Appeals Circuit Courts.

US Courts of Appeals (intermediate appellate level)

There are thirteen United States Courts of Appeals Circuit Courts comprising the intermediate appellate step between the District Courts and the Supreme Court. Twelve of these courts handle cases from District Courts within their geographic areas. The Circuits are specifically referred to by name or number; for example, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit or United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The thirteenth Circuit court is the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which has nationwide jurisdiction over cases from the courts of International Trade and Federal Claims. They also review patent and copyright cases.

Supreme Court of the United States (final appellate level)

Although we often refer to the highest court in the nation as the US Supreme Court (to distinguish it from state supreme courts), the official name is the Supreme Court of the United States, often abbreviated SCOTUS.

The nine justices (one Chief Justice and eight Associate Justices) primarily hear cases on appeal from the Circuit Courts, although they may hear certain types of cases directly from the US District Courts, and also from state supreme courts, if the case involves a preserved matter of federal or constitutional law.

Most cases are submitted to the Supreme Court on a petition for a writ of certiorari, a request for the Court to review the petitioner's case. In 2009, the Court received more than 7,700 petitions, and accepted fewer than 100 for oral argument. The Court has sole discretion over which cases it hears, so the justices choose matters of national importance or issues where the constitution is being interpreted inconsistently or in opposition to the Court's opinion.

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What does the phrase accessory before the fact mean?

accessory before the fact - a person who procures or advises or commands the commission of a felony but who is not present at its perpetration

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Is writing on cars considered vandalism in Illinois?

If it isn't your car, yes.

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US Constitution

What happens if the police unlawfully obtain evidence without a search warrant?

You're allowed to lock your items in a suit case or anything that you can put a lock on such as your backpack for instance. They would need a search warrant n they cannot demand you to open it. Just thought I would throw that out there.

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Politics and Government
Women's Suffrage

Which country was the first to give women the right to vote?

At a national level, Grant Duchy ofFinland(1883) was first to declare universal suffrage and allow anyone to participate in politic, women included, although it was a autonymous part of Russian Empire at that stage. The first independent country to give women the right to vote in national elections (not local or provincial) was New Zealand in 1893. Previous bills or amendments only narrowly failed in New Zealands parliament as early as 1878.

Places with similar status which granted women the vote include Wyoming Territory (1869). Other possible contenders for first "country" to grant female suffrage include the Corsican Republic(1769), the Isle of Man (1881), the Pitcairn Islands(1838), Franceville(1889), but some of these had brief existences as independent states and others were not clearly independent. Sweden was first one to allow women to participate in elections in 1718,but only to guild members and only on local elections.
Of currently existing independent countries, New Zealand was the first to give women the right to vote in 1893 when it was a self-governing British colony. Similarly, the colony of South Australia enacted legislation giving women the vote in 1894. Places with similar status which granted women the vote include Wyoming Territory (1869). Other possible contenders for first "country" to grant female suffrage include the Corsican Republic, the Isle of Man (1881), the Pitcairn Islands, and Franceville, but some of these had brief existences as independent states and others were not clearly independent.


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