Daily Archives April 29, 2015

A Quality Accident Solicitor Is On Your Side

A Quality Accident Solicitor Is On Your Side

by: Mumtaz Shah

When you have an accident, where do you turn for help? Who plays the most important role in helping you recover from your accident? Most people would answer ‘hospital’ or ‘doctor’. Few think about the important role played by an accident solicitor. Yet the accident claim solicitor can make the difference between a successful claim that results in the compensation you need, or one that falls between the cracks.
Think about it. You’ve suffered an accidental injury. You want to recover physically. You also need to recover financially. You will have to rebuild your life after the accident and get back to normal. If you take your accident claim for granted, if you don’t think carefully about your choice of an accident compensation solicitor, getting back to normal might be more difficult than you imagine.
Your Feelings
When you suffer an injury, it affects your ability to work and your way of life. Even a minor accident or injury can have an impact more than you might think. After the accident, you seek the help of an accident claim solicitor and you assume everything will be fine. You’ll be compensated fairly. The compensation won’t make up for the trauma you suffered in the accident, but at least you’ll receive the accident compensation you deserve.
What happens if you don’t get the compensation you deserve and need? What happens when your accident claim falls through the roof, or when you lose most of your compensation to hidden fees you weren’t expecting?
Everything depends on the accident claim solicitor you select.
Mutual Feelings
After an accident, the last thing you probably want to think about is going through a lot of effort to select the right solicitor...

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USCIS (formerly INS) continues to expand online In

USCIS (formerly INS) continues to expand online InfoPass service.

by: Victor Motak

Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly Immigration and Naturalization Services, INS) continues to rollout its immigration information by appointment system called InfoPass, with three new USCIS districts added last week. Atlanta, Boston and Houston are the newest additions, making the system now available in almost all major metropolitan areas with large immigrant populations. These areas include Los Angeles, New York and Miami.
Along with the Case Status Online service (allows user to check the status of some pending applications, e.g. green card applications) which was made available earlier this year on the Internet, and the electronic filing of the 12 most popular immigration forms, (accounts for more than 50% of all immigration benefit applications filed each year) InfoPass is the newest effort intended to reduce long lines and speed up the processing backlog of services provided by the USCIS.
InfoPass allows anyone who is living in a serviced USCIS district and seeking immigration benefits to schedule an appointment with immigration officers via the Internet. The simple to use online system allows users to discuss complex immigration issues with USCIS officials, while avoiding the long lines.
The secure Internet site offers service in 12 languages and is organized in a series of prompts, asking the user to enter their name, zip code, address, phone number and a desired appointment date. Once all the information is entered, the system will generate an appointment notice. Appointments are offered in two-week blocks...

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What on earth are Home Equity Loans?

What on earth are Home Equity Loans?

by: Mike Yeager

Home equity loans are one of the most common types of financing for doing improvements on your house. These loans are not necessary used for home improvements but can also be used to simply obtain extra cash. It is essentially a standard loan, based on the equity you have in your house. This is as opposed to mortgage loans which are the loans used to purchase a home. Equity is the value that you have paid on your mortgage loan.
If you are planning on building a house, it may be advisable to obtain a construction loan. These loans are available at most banks or lenders online. Home loans in general are available online. If you are looking for more information on loans that are available, try checking online.
By doing a simple search using any search engine, like Yahoo or Google, you will undoubtedly receive hundreds of pages of websites that offer information or loans themselves. These companies, while there are many, may not all offer the same things. On value in doing this type of research is the ability to compare and contrast the different types of loans and different lenders available. You can save a lot of money by doing some basic research. Countrywide Home Loans, is one such lender that uses the Internet as a tool in providing potential customers with updated information.
Things to consider when looking at different loans include interest rates and terms of the loans. The interest rate, while dependent on the rate on the current market, may differ between lenders. Terms and conditions can be dependent on length of loan, flexibility of interest rate and credit standing. You may be able to find online lenders that will pre-approve you online within minutes of sending them your information.
All in all, there are m...

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Just War

Just War

by: Sam Vaknin

In an age of terrorism, guerilla and total warfare the medieval doctrine of Just War needs to be re-defined. Moreover, issues of legitimacy, efficacy and morality should not be confused. Legitimacy is conferred by institutions. Not all morally justified wars are, therefore, automatically legitimate. Frequently the efficient execution of a battle plan involves immoral or even illegal acts.
As international law evolves beyond the ancient percepts of sovereignty, it should incorporate new thinking about pre-emptive strikes, human rights violations as casus belli and the role and standing of international organizations, insurgents and liberation movements.
Yet, inevitably, what constitutes “justice” depends heavily on the cultural and societal contexts, narratives, mores, and values of the disputants. Thus, one cannot answer the deceivingly simple question: “Is this war a just war?” – without first asking: “According to whom? In which context? By which criteria? Based on what values? In which period in history and where?”
Being members of Western Civilization, whether by choice or by default, our understanding of what constitutes a just war is crucially founded on our shifting perceptions of the West.
Imagine a village of 220 inhabitants. It has one heavily armed police constable flanked by two lightly equipped assistants. The hamlet is beset by a bunch of ruffians who molest their own families and, at times, violently lash out at their neighbors. These delinquents mock the authorities and ignore their decisions and decrees.
Yet, the village council – the source of legitimacy – refuses to authorize the constable to apprehend the villains and dispose of them, by force of arms if need be...

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The Procedures Involved In Requesting For A Social

The Procedures Involved In Requesting For A Social Security Statement

by: Jinky C. Mesias

It is important that social security members should be knowledgeable on the procedures involved in the various filing and processing scheme of Social Security. These way transactions with the Social Security Administration will proceed smoothly. Likewise, it is also imperative that members should know the types of Social Security documents which are helpful to them. Take for example the Social Security Statement which is a very valuable document that helps to estimate future Social Security benefits. Also included in the statement are the requirements in order for a member to qualify for various Social Security Benefits.
Just how do we get a Social Security Statement? There are online Social Security Statement forms which any member may accomplish and send online. There are also some information that would be required in order to process and to approve the request for a social security statement and these are as follows: a) the name of the member as shown in the social security card b) the social security number c) the birth date of the member d) the member’s place of birth and d) the mother’s maiden name for married women members.
Likewise other information like the member’s last year’s earnings as well as the estimate of the current and future earnings with the additional information pertaining to the age at which a member plans to stop working will really help in estimating present and future benefits. After completely filling up all the required information then and only then will the Social Security Administration process the request.
However, the Social Security Administration will not send its members the requested Statement form via the net instead it will send it v...

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