AP, Justice Department Devil’s Advocate Surveillance taking our rights away, not Al-Qaeda’ – 844-292-1318 legal aid Prichard Alabama

AP: Justice Department seizure of phone records an unprecedented intrusion
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/14/associated-press-phone-records
Obama administration took records in apparent effort to track down source who disclosed alleged Yemen terrorist plot story
Ewen MacAskill in Washington – The Guardian, Tuesday 14 May 2013
The Obama administration has opened up a new front in its battle against media freedom by seizing phone records from the offices of the Associated Press news agency in what appeared to be an effort to track down the source who disclosed an alleged Yemen terrorist plot story.
The US attorney’s office for the District of Columbia confirmed on Monday that subpoenas had been issued for phone records. It said it valued press freedom but it had to balance this against the public interest.
AP revealed on Monday that the justice department, without informing the organisation in advance, had obtained two months’ worth of phone records of calls made by reporters and editors.
Lawyers for AP said the records, which the justice department appears to have obtained from the phone companies earlier this year, listed every call made by about 100 reporters from AP’s main offices in New York, Washington and Hartford, Connecticut, and from its office in the House of Representatives press gallery between April and May last year. The justice department informed AP last Friday. AP described it as a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into newsgathering operations.
The attorney’s office refused to say why the seizure had been made but it is almost certainly in relation to an AP exclusive report on 7 May last year in which it reported the CIA had stopped a plot by an al-Qaida affiliate in Yemen to destroy a US-bound airliner.
AP at the time agreed to White House and CIA requests to hold back publication because they said an intelligence operation was still under way. After being satisfied that these concerns had been met, AP published on the Monday, ignoring a request from the Obama administration to wait until Tuesday for the official announcement.
The justice department has since launched an investigation into the leak. The phone records of five of the reporters plus an editor involved in the Yemen story were among those taken.
AP’s president and chief executive officer, Gary Pruitt, sent a letter of protest to the attorney-general, Eric Holder. “These records potentially reveal communications with confidential sources across all of the newsgathering activities undertaken by the AP during a two-month period, provide a road map to AP’s newsgathering operations, and disclose information about AP’s activities and operations that the government has no conceivable right to know,” Pruitt said.
He described it as “serious interference with AP’s constitutional rights to gather and report the news”.

The ACLU last night condemned the DOJ’s acts as “press intimidation” and said it constitutes “an unacceptable abuse of power”. The Electronic Frontier Foundation denounced it as “a terrible blow against the freedom of the press and the ability of reporters to investigate and report the news”. The New York Times’ Editorial Page Editor Andy Rosenthal called the DOJ’s actions “outrageous” while Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron said they were “shocking” and “disturbing”. Even Democratic Sen. Pat Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said: “I am very troubled by these allegations and want to hear the government’s explanation.”
Numerous media reports convincingly speculated that the DOJ’s actions arise out of a 2012 AP article that contained leaked information about CIA activity in Yemen, and the DOJ is motivated, in part, by a desire to uncover the identity of AP’s sources. That 2012 AP story revealed that the CIA was able to “thwart” a planned bombing by the al-Qaida “affiliate” in that country of a US jetliner. AP had learned of the CIA actions a week earlier but “agreed to White House and CIA requests not to publish it immediately because the sensitive intelligence operation was still under way.” AP revealed little that the US government itself was not planning to reveal and that would not have been obvious once the plot was successfully thwarted, as it explained in its story: “once those concerns were allayed, the AP decided to disclose the plot Monday despite requests from the Obama administration to wait for an official announcement Tuesday.”
The legality of the DOJ’s actions is impossible to assess because it is not even known what legal authority it claims nor the legal process it invoked to obtain these records. Particularly in the post-9/11 era, the DOJ’s power to obtain phone records is, as I’ve detailed many times, dangerously broad.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/14/justice-department-ap-phone-records-whistleblowers
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Rion Paige – Judges are “Blown Away” – THE X FACTOR USA 2013 – 844-292-1318 legal aid Alabaster Alabama

This Florida girl isn’t going to let anything get in the way of her dream. Watch as she inspires the judges with her performance of Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away”!

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The award-winning international phenomenon THE X FACTOR is back. In Season Three of the hit competition series hosted by Mario Lopez, THE X FACTOR judges will travel the nation searching for talent 12 years old or over — both solo artists and vocal groups — who are willing to brave the panel for a chance to make their dreams of becoming a superstar come true. Auditions for THE X FACTOR were held this spring in Los Angeles, CA; Charleston, SC; New Orleans, LA; Long Island, NY; and Denver, CO.

Contestants will audition in front of THE X FACTOR judges, including Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland, Paulina Rubio, and an audience of thousands. This will be the ultimate test to prove they have the vocal ability, charisma and stage presence it takes to become a global superstar or breakout music act and win a recording contract with Syco/Sony Music.

Those contestants who survive the first auditions will be divided into four categories: Boys, Girls, Over 25s and Groups. Each category will be mentored by one of the show’s judges. Not only is it a competition between the hopefuls to stake their claim for the coveted win, but it’s also a showdown among the judges as to whose acts will dominate the competition and make it to the finals. The judges may have their say in how the competition progresses, but it will be up to America to decide who ultimately has THE X FACTOR.

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Alex & Sierra

Alex & Sierra left a mark with their performance of A Great Big World’s “Say Something.” What did their mentor, Simon Cowell, have to “say” afterwards?

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The award-winning international phenomenon THE X FACTOR is back. In Season Three of the hit competition series hosted by Mario Lopez, THE X FACTOR judges will travel the nation searching for talent 12 years old or over — both solo artists and vocal groups — who are willing to brave the panel for a chance to make their dreams of becoming a superstar come true. Auditions for THE X FACTOR were held this spring in Los Angeles, CA; Charleston, SC; New Orleans, LA; Long Island, NY; and Denver, CO.

Contestants will audition in front of THE X FACTOR judges, including Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland, Paulina Rubio, and an audience of thousands. This will be the ultimate test to prove they have the vocal ability, charisma and stage presence it takes to become a global superstar or breakout music act and win a recording contract with Syco/Sony Music.

Those contestants who survive the first auditions will be divided into four categories: Boys, Girls, Over 25s and Groups. Each category will be mentored by one of the show’s judges. Not only is it a competition between the hopefuls to stake their claim for the coveted win, but it’s also a showdown among the judges as to whose acts will dominate the competition and make it to the finals. The judges may have their say in how the competition progresses, but it will be up to America to decide who ultimately has THE X FACTOR.

Alex & Sierra’s “Great Big” Performance! – THE X FACTOR USA 2013
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What’s the problem with giving away assets to my children? – 844-292-1318 legal aid Madison Alabama

http://www.alabamaelderlawyer.com/2015/04/whats-the-problem-with-giving-away-assets-to-my-children/

Isn’t this the cheapest estate plan there is? Yes and the most expensive all at the same time.

Often in doing proper elder law/estate planning, we need to transfer assets out of our name and into the name of someone else or into a trust. So, naturally the idea comes up:

“I’ll just transfer my house to my kids”
“I’ll add my daughter to my checking account”
“I’ll gift this stock or investments to my son”

Three issues we talk about in the video.

First is taxes. A gift normally means the person receiving the gift gets the same “tax basis” as the original owner. Example is you bought your house for 0,000 and now it is worth 0,000. If you died and it passed by inheritance (or the right kind of trust) then your children would get a “step up” in tax basis to the fair market value which is 0,000. So they could sell it the next day and pay no taxes.

But if you give it away, then your kids take it at 0,000 basis and when they sell it for 0,000, they may be paying taxes on 0,000 in gains. Taxes can get complicated so get with your tax expert but hopefully this gives you a feel for how this “cheap” solution can be very expensive.

Second, let’s talk about creditors. If you give assets to your kids, and they find themselves in a lawsuit situation with creditors, then those creditors can ultimately get the gift that you made. The fundamental rule of asset protection is whatever you can reach in and grab of your stuff, so can your creditors and predators. Same with your kids — whatever they own and control (and if they are a joint or sole owner then they own and control) their creditors have access to it.

Third, predators include divorces, lawsuits (car wrecks, business deals, etc), your child having long term care needs, etc. A predator can reach whatever your child owns — and they don’t care what the “purpose” or intent was in giving the asset to your child. All that matters is your child owns it.

There are options to transfer assets and avoid some or all of these issues. Some are fairly involved and some are not.

Just giving assets away, however, is rarely a good idea unless this is part of a well thought out plan.

If you have any questions about Estate Planning or Elder law (Medicaid, Special Needs, or VA Pension), feel free to give us a call at 205-879-2447 or contact us through our website http://www.alabamaelderlawyer.com/contact-us/.

John G. Watts
Watts & Herring, LLC
Birmingham and Madison Office in Alabama
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