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Tax Bill Includes Common Paymaster Relief

After two special sessions, the Washington legislature finally reached a compromise budget and along with that passed ESSB 5882, a potpourri of tax provisions. On June 30 Governor Inslee signed the bill. While many Democrats have criticized this bill as providing corporate welfare, most of the preferences provided within the bill are merely a continuation of existing provisions that in most cases prevented substantial increases in the taxation of Washington businesses.

 

One of the most critical provisions in the bill restored a deduction for payroll cost reimbursements received by an employer of record within a centralized payroll system for affiliated businesses. For many years, the Washington Department of Revenue had not taxed reimbursements of payroll cost within a centralized payroll system. This was no giveaway by the Department of Revenue; instead it was a common sense solution to prevent taxation of payroll cost reimbursements that are taxed nowhere else in the United States because it is the equivalent of taking money out of your right pocket and putting it into your left pocket.

 

Despite the historical practice, the Department of Revenue had recently determined that such reimbursements must be taxed. Many informed taxpayers resisted this unfortunate interpretation and ultimately the Department of Revenue partnered with taxpayers to restore this deduction. Unfortunately, the Department of Revenue still continues to tax other inter company transactions in which no economic gain accrues to the related companies. Perhaps someday common sense and sound tax policy will bring legislation to amend these egregious practices.

 

Another interesting provision involved the adoption of a sales tax exemption for clay targets purchased by a nonprofit gun club for use in the activity of clay target shooting for a fee. The clay target shooting fees are subject to retail sales tax. The provision of the exemption provides the equivalent of an input exemption similar to ingredients and components of a manufacturer. Traditionally, the Department of Revenue has taxed items consumed by service providers in the provision of the service. However, until recently most services were not subject to retail sales tax. The intent section of the law is careful to note that the legislature does not intend to establish a broad policy of providing sales and use tax exemption for business consumables for providers of retail services.

 

Another exemption is provided for items used by a restaurant to impart flavor during the cooking process. This would include items such as wood chips, charcoal, charcoal briquettes and grapevines along with cedar grilling planks. These items would not ordinarily easily qualify for an exemption as an ingredient or component of the meal.

 

An exemption that could actually stir up trouble was provided for sales of standard financial information to qualifying international investment management companies. Some unfortunate and unnecessary language in the intent section may derail taxpayer’s efforts to receive relief from retail sales tax on purchases of digital information due to what many practitioners consider to be an erroneous interpretation of the digital good laws by the Department of Revenue.

 

The aviation manufacturing industry received some long overdue revisions to tax statutes that had required taxpayers to either engage in unnecessary structural planning or had simply driven manufacturing, refurbishing and aviation repair business outside of the state of Washington. Nevertheless, the intent section required substantial analysis of data supporting additional tax revenues as a premise for keeping this legislation past January 1, 2017. Apparently, it is beyond the imagination of legislators in Washington that a nonresident of the state would refuse to have an aircraft modified in Washington if it meant incurring a sales tax on the value of the aircraft. One sometimes wonders whether the legislature maintains any semblance of common sense or even cares that some of its tax laws border on the ridiculous.

 

Not to seem as a bully to aerospace industries, the legislature even adopts strict scrutiny of tax exemptions provided for blood banks. Of course, we’re all aware of the substantial amount of businesses attempting tax avoidance with blood banks. (Please note the intended use of sarcasm here.)

 

As a quid pro quo for allowing the nominal and mostly sensible incentives provided for in ESSB 5882, House Democrats added a whole host of new tax preference performance requirements. The Democratic Party in Washington has for the last several years attacked all exemptions, deductions, and credits as tax preference items. This attack continues despite the fact that Washington businesses pay a disproportionate amount of the entire Washington tax burden.

 

I should note that after adding 22 sections of new law spanning seven pages adding additional requirements on “tax incentives,” the legislature did devote a single paragraph to requiring the Department of Revenue to suggest revisions to reports and surveys that would make the data more relevant and reduce the administrative burden on taxpayers. This author’s guess is that such revisions are likely to be found in the same place that one finds unicorns.

 

In addition to the aforementioned provisions, the following changes were also included in ESSB 5882:

  • Preferential B&O tax rate for dairy producers retained and amended;
  • Temporary B&O tax relief for honey beekeepers extended and sales tax relief provided;
  • Deduction for interest received by a cooperative finance organization providing loan financing to rural electric utilities provided;
  • Exemption from retail sales tax charges for the opportunity to dance provided;
  • Silicon manufacturing B&O tax incentive rate retained and extended; Hog fuel sales tax exemption retained and modified;
  • Exemption for propane and natural gas used in producing mint oil added;
  • Use tax exemption provided for personal property acquired at an auction valued at $10,000 or less; and
  • Clean energy incentives extended.

Washington Proposes ETA on Professional Employer Organizations

 

Washington recently proposed an Excise Tax Advisory (ETA) discussing the taxation of professional employer organizations (PEOs). A PEO that provides services to related or unrelated businesses qualifies for a deduction from its gross income for reimbursements of qualifying costs paid on behalf of covered employees if it meets the requirements of RCW 82.04.540.

Unlike a standard temporary staffing arrangement, the PEO is a “co-employer” with its clients. All parties to the PEO agreement must agree to be co-employers and cannot disclaim the employment relationship. The specific employment responsibility of each co-employer is spelled out in the PEO agreement. The ETA specifically notes that common paymasters, shared employees and staffing services do not qualify as PEO arrangements.

The sole example in the proposed ETA emphasizes the primary issue of B&O taxation that the Washington Department of Revenue is intending to address. In the example, a property management company provides property management services to entities owning and operating real property. The property management company creates an affiliate that is organized to operate as a PEO. The property management company, the entities owning the real property and the PEO enter into an agreement whereby each entity is a co-employer of the employees that provide the on-site property management services. The entities owning the real property pay 100% of the salaries, benefits, workers compensation, payroll taxes, etc. paid on behalf of the employees that staff and operate the properties.

 

The proposed ETA concludes that the while the PEO is allowed a deduction for the payments that it receives from the property owners, the management company must include such amounts in its gross income because “the management company is selling comprehensive property management services, and the employment costs of the employees are a non-deductible cost of its business.” The proposed ETA even appears to condition the deduction for the PEO on the inclusion of the payroll reimbusrements in the gross income of the property management company.

This result is clearly contrary to rulings that I have received in the past regarding the taxability of similar arrangements in connection with the operation of hotel properties. A common structure in the hotel industry consists of a company that owns the hotel, a company that employs the bulk of on-site personnel and a separate company that manages the hotel. The hotel management company manages the hotel, and pays the employees and other vendors out of the gross receipts that are earned by the hotel owner, but managed by the hotel management company.

This type of ownership and operating structure is very efficient in the context of the hotel industry. The company owning the hotel has the option of changing management companies without having to turnover its on-site workforce. Further, the hotel itself can be sold without disrupting operations. Under most taxing regimes, this type of structure creates no taxation problems. However, the unique structure of the Washington B&O tax would ordinarily cause a B&O tax to be incurred by the company employing the on-site hotel staff, merely by reason of the employees being employed by this separate legal entity.

In earlier rulings, the use of a PEO as the employer of the on-site hotel personnel eliminated the tax on the payment by the hotel ownership company to the PEO. Further, these rulings concluded that the hotel management company was not subject to B&O tax on the amounts paid to the PEO as the hotel management company had no liability to pay the on-site hotel workers, except in connection with its duties as the hotel manager. Given the unique structure and circumstances of the hospitality industry, it is possible that the Washington DOR will stay the course and not require the hotel management company to include the amounts paid by the hotel owner to the PEO as additional compensation. However, I wouldn’t count on it.

The Significance Of Family Law

 

The ever celebrated internationally cite, “The main lasting thing on the planet is change,” may be over utilized yet it is correct. Two individuals who may be really enamored today thus dead set to get hitched and have a family can never make sure of how they are set to be in a couple of years time.

They may be on extremely great terms today yet they could likewise be the most fabulous adversaries sometime of their lives. In light of this, family law is extremely critical in today’s social order. It will be unable to keep a family whole when their distinctive contrasts are shredding them however it is can help in giving them a common and mindful end to the relationship.

Family law spreads the lawful concerns in a couple’s marriage particularly when they find it important to separate. A family legal advisor will teach both parties about the outcomes of separation and their obligations. Family law spreads the legitimate parcel of marital lands in a manner with the goal that the dividing gatherings don’t need to battle over it and have a significantly more exceptional misjudging.

On the off chance that the dividing gatherings have kids, family law additionally gives their youngsters security for their destiny. It characterizes to folks their obligations, for instance tyke underpin and kid authority. It gives them the commitment to perform their obligations as folks and not to let their youngsters live in a tormented “broken family” kind of circumstance.

It obliges folks to secure their kids’ future by even now accommodating their necessities and other family needs. On the off chance that one of the folks choose to wed once more, family law additionally blankets prenuptial assentions which offers assurance to his or her possessions and determines that they are legitimately given to the youngsters when the opportune time comes. It ensures the security of the youngsters’ future.

Significantly after separate, the kids might as well have the right to meet the family that they hailed from. They merit to know who their relatives are or who their grandparents are. Family law spreads grandparents’ rights, also. Provided that you have an exceptional family legal advisor, regardless of having experienced a separation you can appreciate a quiet civil relationship. Your youngsters won’t be as profoundly influenced by your conjugal destiny.

 

Local brutal is a regular issue. Due to this, family law guarantees security for each part of the family – particularly the kids. It serves as a shield against enthusiastic and physical misuse. It gives limiting requests to the individuals who debilitate you and your kids. It gives Pfa, or Protection for Abuse, requests to the individuals who are constantly debilitated.

Family law is extremely noteworthy in ensuring families; a wife, a spouse and their youngsters can never be sure about what their lives will be like sometime to come. If you have a great family relationship at this moment or not, it is best to get  Event Management in ServiceNow and family law exhortation to certification yourself and your family security for your fate.

 

HOW DOES THE GOVERNMENT REGULATE THE INTERNET?

Computer-Telecommunications Coordinator (CTC) Program

Coordination among prosecutors in high-tech crime cases has improved dramatically because of the implementation, since January 1995, of the “Computer-Telecommunications Coordinator” (CTC) program. Under the CTC program, each United States Attorney’s Office, as well as a few other Department entities, has designated at least one Assistant U.S. Attorney to serve as a CTC, with a few distinct areas of responsibility. To reach a CTC, contact the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, or the U.S. Attorney’s office in a particular district. CTC responsibilities are outlined below.

The Computer and Telecommunications Coordinator (CTC)

will have three general areas of responsibility:Resident consultant to the U.S. Attorney’s office.
Each CTC will receive special training and periodic updates in relevant legal and technological topics. Each CTC, by staying current in the field, will then be able to assist his or her own office on high-tech issues–both in cases of crimes against information technology and in any case which involves electronic search and seizure or some other technical aspect.

Liaison on technical cases/issues.

The CTCs will also serve as the principal point of contact on technical cases and issues with the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the Criminal Division. Additionally, they will work on technical/legal issues with other United States Attorneys’ Offices, investigative agents, technical experts, communications carriers, and electronic service providers. CTCs across the country will form a network of specialists who can expedite technical assistance in computer-crime investigations, which are often multi-agency, multi-district, or international.

Leader and legal consultant to their local technical support network.

CTCs will establish a local network of federal agents and technical experts to share information about developing technologies and the government’s constantly-changing capabilities to search, seize, and analyze electronic evidence and to investigate network crimes. They should also include regional experts from state and local law enforcement, educational institutions, and the technical and telecommunications industries to strengthen and augment federal technical expertise in their districts, both for operations and for training.

 

 

Hygienic Meat by Shehitah

 

Shehitah causes thorough desanguination: this fact assures hygienic meat. It is commonplace that bloodless meat (and Shehitah killed meat is to that extreme degree) is more wholesome. All the authorities point to the advisability of bleeding the carcass as thoroughly as possible.

Tests by I.A. Dembo have shown that Shehitah killed meat is less prone to decomposition that meat killed after the preliminary stunning. An animal killed by the Shehitah method goes through characteristic post-mortem convulsive movements. Dembo noted that these movements promote the keeping qualities of the meat. “The epileptic-form convulsion that unfailingly accompany the rapid escape of the blood in the Jewish method are likewise of extreme importance for the further chemical process are likewise of extreme importance for the further chemical process in the meat, by advancing the formation of lactic acid in the meat, diminishing the alkalinity of the blood that has been retained in the meat, promoting the escape of blood from the small blood vessels, and by accelerating the onset of rigor.” 2

Tests performed by Dr. David I. Macht of Baltimore investigating the comparative toxicity of Shehitah killed carcasses showed signs of less toxicity than those carcasses killed after being stunned. The explanation given is that the act of stunning injures the brain, and introduces toxic bodies into the circulatory system which may be detected in both the blood and the tissues.[1]

 

 

As noted above, the Shehitah killed meat is that to an extreme degree bloodless. It will not produce absolute desanguination. It will cause blood evacuation only from the large and fair sized blood vessels. An appreciable quantity of blood will be left in the spleen and liver, and in lesser quantities in the heart, the muscles, and in the remoter regions of the carcass. The law prescribes measures for the removal of this blood. A number of specified veins are required to be cut or pulled out. This method is known as porging.

The meat is to be soaked in cold water for about a half hour and then each cut is covered with a clean, coarse covering of salt for one hour. This draws the blood in the meat and retards bacteria growth.[2] It is then rinsed with water, to remove the salt and blood. After 72 hours (by Jewish law) from the time of slaughter, the meat is rinsed with water. This action reduces the bacteria action on the exterior of the carcass, and keeps the blood left from congealing.[3] As The Eternal reveals in the Bible, decay in a body will start to rapidly develop, within 72 hours of death.[4]

Under The Eternals’ law of eating meat sacrificed (slaughter), it plainly states that meat was and is to be consumed as food before 72 hours of the death of the animal. Each person that does not obey this command will suffer the consequence of ingesting meat that will harm him.[5]

Other tests by I.A. Dembo show that Shehitah killed meat is less prone to decomposition, thus revealing an interesting proof of why The Eternal said, “That those that eat meat beyond the point of 72 hours, would bear their sin of disobedience.”[6]

Dembo used as his measure of decomposition the increase of ammonia found in meat (It is known that ammonia is an excretory product of bacteria, and hence a product of decomposition. A piece of meat giving off more ammonia may be assumed to be the more decomposed.). Dembo placed 5 gram samples of meat, some from Shehitah killed animals and others from stunned and killed animals, into glass flasks each containing 100cc. of distilled water. Some of the flasks were kept at a temperature ranging from 37 to 43° F. The quantity of ammonia in each flask could be measured by noting the amount of decinormal solution of oxalic acid required to neutralize it. The results are indicated in the following table. The numbers represent the number of ccs of decinormal solution of oxalic acid added.

Length of time     37° to 43°F*                 97° to 100°F*

after killing      Shehitah Stunning            Shehitah Stunning

 

2 ˝ hours——— 2.3       1.5           –         –

1 day————- 6.1       5.8           9.4       12.5

2 days———— 6.9       9.9           12.7      Flask burst

3 days———— 9.1       12.4          14.6      23

4 days———— 10.6      13.2          14.8      21.2

5 days———— 12.2      13.7          17.7      30.4

6 days————   –        –           19.9      35.7

 

It is to be observed that the stunned meat required more decinormal solution of oxalic acid at almost every stage, an indication that it had bred more bacteria. That meat compared most unfavorably in the testing of the samples placed in the incubating oven at blood heat.[7] A surprising fact here shown, is that the meat not chilled by refrigeration showed no evidence of deterioration until the end of the first 2-˝ hours. At the end of 2 days the meat killed by stunning shows a remarkable increase of deterioration that continued through the sixth day. Almost twice as fast as the one killed by the Shehitah method.

The procedure of soaking and salting the meat was not done in this experiment, as The Eternal requires it. Therefore, bacteria action was greater than it would have been if this procedure were used with the Shehitah method.

We have seen that the blood contains wastes-harmful bacteria, chemicals, plant poisons, and parasite eggs which make the blood a potent source of poisoning and disease to man. How? By handling, and consuming it when eating the animal flesh with the blood in it, and eating it when it’s in a state of decomposition in the animal’s carcass.

Herein we have seen the wisdom of The Eternal in properly killing and preparing “clean” animal flesh for mankind; and the folly of man in not obeying The Eternals commands and establishing his own way in killing and preparing almost any animal flesh, considered “clean and unclean” to The Eternal.

We have seen love, mercy, and wisdom in the method of Shehitah, which provides the animal flesh without the blood in it. And the further process of soaking and salting this flesh, and the porging of main blood vessels to ensure physical purification of mans mind and body when eating “clean” animal flesh.

The Eternals’ love for man is further seen in the commands to not eat the fat-which contain the harmful residue of chemicals and poisons deposited there by the blood, the blood and bacteria laden entrails, the extremities, in which the blood is not removed effectively by Shehitah or the soaking and salting procedures, and the blood, whether in or out of the carcass.

The Eternal calls these potentially dangerous materials, the blood and the fat, His bread.[8]  The Eternal commanded His Priests, “I have given it (the blood) to you (the people) upon the altar to make purification (atonement)* for your bodies (soul, Heb. “nephesh” meaning body).”[9] That’s plain and simple, isn’t it? The Eternal said He gave the blood to the people. Was it for them to eat and drink? Absolutely not. He gave it to them to be poured out on the altar by His Priests; to ensure their bodies and minds against accumulative poisons, parasites, and disease-which are transmitted from animals to man, by the blood.

To further ensure man against these contaminates, The Eternal commanded His Priests to completely destroy by fire outside the camp those animals (wholly) found unfit by inspection after the slaughter.[10] With The Eternal there is no such thing as a partly localized disease. That sin with The Eternal is completely throughout the animal, via the blood.

This system of The Eternals’ that are (for the most part of The Eternals’ Laws concerning animal sacrifice) being administered by the Jews today rejects about 25% of the animals they slaughter. This is the result of The Eternals’ way of inspection. When an animal is found to be diseased or unfit according to The Eternals standards after slaughter, it is completely rejected. Whereas, under U.S. Government regulations only 1% and less of all the animals it inspects is wholly rejected.[11]

Most condemnations made by U.S. Government Meat Inspectors are made in part only. Those parts they consider to be locally diseased are condemned, and the rest of the animal is passed, fit for human consumption.

As we have seen, this is not The Eternals’ method of meat hygiene for mankind. Because mankind will not accept The Eternals’ rules and regulations of animal sacrifice, “Many are weak and sickly, and many have died.” In this country today, The Eternal has provided the way for you to eat animal flesh without the blood and the fat, by obtaining “kosher”* meat that is fresh.

The Eternal has and will continue to provide the way for those who will obey these Laws of animal sacrifice, the way to eat, The Eternals’ hygienic “clean” animal flesh.

 

Shehitah causes thorough desanguination: this fact assures hygienic meat. It is commonplace that bloodless meat (and Shehitah killed meat is to that extreme degree) is more wholesome. All the authorities point to the advisability of bleeding the carcass as thoroughly as possible.

Tests by I.A. Dembo have shown that Shehitah killed meat is less prone to decomposition that meat killed after the preliminary stunning. An animal killed by the Shehitah method goes through characteristic post-mortem convulsive movements. Dembo noted that these movements promote the keeping qualities of the meat. “The epileptic-form convulsion that unfailingly accompany the rapid escape of the blood in the Jewish method are likewise of extreme importance for the further chemical process are likewise of extreme importance for the further chemical process in the meat, by advancing the formation of lactic acid in the meat, diminishing the alkalinity of the blood that has been retained in the meat, promoting the escape of blood from the small blood vessels, and by accelerating the onset of rigor.” 2

Tests performed by Dr. David I. Macht of Baltimore investigating the comparative toxicity of Shehitah killed carcasses showed signs of less toxicity than those carcasses killed after being stunned. The explanation given is that the act of stunning injures the brain, and introduces toxic bodies into the circulatory system which may be detected in both the blood and the tissues.[1]

 

As noted above, the Shehitah killed meat is that to an extreme degree bloodless. It will not produce absolute desanguination. It will cause blood evacuation only from the large and fair sized blood vessels. An appreciable quantity of blood will be left in the spleen and liver, and in lesser quantities in the heart, the muscles, and in the remoter regions of the carcass. The law prescribes measures for the removal of this blood. A number of specified veins are required to be cut or pulled out. This method is known as porging.

The meat is to be soaked in cold water for about a half hour and then each cut is covered with a clean, coarse covering of salt for one hour. This draws the blood in the meat and retards bacteria growth.[2] It is then rinsed with water, to remove the salt and blood. After 72 hours (by Jewish law) from the time of slaughter, the meat is rinsed with water. This action reduces the bacteria action on the exterior of the carcass, and keeps the blood left from congealing.[3] As The Eternal reveals in the Bible, decay in a body will start to rapidly develop, within 72 hours of death.[4]

Under The Eternals’ law of eating meat sacrificed (slaughter), it plainly states that meat was and is to be consumed as food before 72 hours of the death of the animal. Each person that does not obey this command will suffer the consequence of ingesting meat that will harm him.[5]

Other tests by I.A. Dembo show that Shehitah killed meat is less prone to decomposition, thus revealing an interesting proof of why The Eternal said, “That those that eat meat beyond the point of 72 hours, would bear their sin of disobedience.”[6]

Dembo used as his measure of decomposition the increase of ammonia found in meat (It is known that ammonia is an excretory product of bacteria, and hence a product of decomposition. A piece of meat giving off more ammonia may be assumed to be the more decomposed.). Dembo placed 5 gram samples of meat, some from Shehitah killed animals and others from stunned and killed animals, into glass flasks each containing 100cc. of distilled water. Some of the flasks were kept at a temperature ranging from 37 to 43° F. The quantity of ammonia in each flask could be measured by noting the amount of decinormal solution of oxalic acid required to neutralize it. The results are indicated in the following table. The numbers represent the number of ccs of decinormal solution of oxalic acid added.

Length of time     37° to 43°F*                 97° to 100°F*

after killing      Shehitah Stunning            Shehitah Stunning

 

2 ˝ hours——— 2.3       1.5           –         –

1 day————- 6.1       5.8           9.4       12.5

2 days———— 6.9       9.9           12.7      Flask burst

3 days———— 9.1       12.4          14.6      23

4 days———— 10.6      13.2          14.8      21.2

5 days———— 12.2      13.7          17.7      30.4

6 days————   –        –           19.9      35.7

It is to be observed that the stunned meat required more decinormal solution of oxalic acid at almost every stage, an indication that it had bred more bacteria. That meat compared most unfavorably in the testing of the samples placed in the incubating oven at blood heat.[7] A surprising fact here shown, is that the meat not chilled by refrigeration showed no evidence of deterioration until the end of the first 2-˝ hours. At the end of 2 days the meat killed by stunning shows a remarkable increase of deterioration that continued through the sixth day. Almost twice as fast as the one killed by the Shehitah method.

The procedure of soaking and salting the meat was not done in this experiment, as The Eternal requires it. Therefore, bacteria action was greater than it would have been if this procedure were used with the Shehitah method.

We have seen that the blood contains wastes-harmful bacteria, chemicals, plant poisons, and parasite eggs which make the blood a potent source of poisoning and disease to man. How? By handling, and consuming it when eating the animal flesh with the blood in it, and eating it when it’s in a state of decomposition in the animal’s carcass.

Herein we have seen the wisdom of The Eternal in properly killing and preparing “clean” animal flesh for mankind; and the folly of man in not obeying The Eternals commands and establishing his own way in killing and preparing almost any animal flesh, considered “clean and unclean” to The Eternal.

We have seen love, mercy, and wisdom in the method of Shehitah, which provides the animal flesh without the blood in it. And the further process of soaking and salting this flesh, and the porging of main blood vessels to ensure physical purification of mans mind and body when eating “clean” animal flesh.

The Eternals’ love for man is further seen in the commands to not eat the fat-which contain the harmful residue of chemicals and poisons deposited there by the blood, the blood and bacteria laden entrails, the extremities, in which the blood is not removed effectively by Shehitah or the soaking and salting procedures, and the blood, whether in or out of the carcass.

The Eternal calls these potentially dangerous materials, the blood and the fat, His bread.[8]  The Eternal commanded His Priests, “I have given it (the blood) to you (the people) upon the altar to make purification (atonement)* for your bodies (soul, Heb. “nephesh” meaning body).”[9] That’s plain and simple, isn’t it? The Eternal said He gave the blood to the people. Was it for them to eat and drink? Absolutely not. He gave it to them to be poured out on the altar by His Priests; to ensure their bodies and minds against accumulative poisons, parasites, and disease-which are transmitted from animals to man, by the blood.

To further ensure man against these contaminates, The Eternal commanded His Priests to completely destroy by fire outside the camp those animals (wholly) found unfit by inspection after the slaughter.[10] With The Eternal there is no such thing as a partly localized disease. That sin with The Eternal is completely throughout the animal, via the blood.

This system of The Eternals’ that are (for the most part of The Eternals’ Laws concerning animal sacrifice) being administered by the Jews today rejects about 25% of the animals they slaughter. This is the result of The Eternals’ way of inspection. When an animal is found to be diseased or unfit according to The Eternals standards after slaughter, it is completely rejected. Whereas, under U.S. Government regulations only 1% and less of all the animals it inspects is wholly rejected.[11]

Most condemnations made by U.S. Government Meat Inspectors are made in part only. Those parts they consider to be locally diseased are condemned, and the rest of the animal is passed, fit for human consumption.

As we have seen, this is not The Eternals’ method of meat hygiene for mankind. Because mankind will not accept The Eternals’ rules and regulations of animal sacrifice, “Many are weak and sickly, and many have died.” In this country today, The Eternal has provided the way for you to eat animal flesh without the blood and the fat, by obtaining “kosher”* meat that is fresh.

The Eternal has and will continue to provide the way for those who will obey these Laws of animal sacrifice, the way to eat, The Eternals’ hygienic “clean” animal flesh.

 

Just What Are The Eternal’s Laws Concerning Animal Sacrifice (Slaughter) To Provide Food For Man?

 

The Eternal commanded the children of Israel to bring their “clean” domestic animals, (cattle, sheep, goats, and fowl) to the place where He would place His name.[1] They were to bring them to His Priests, the Levites there, if they were to be slaughtered (sacrificed).[2]

The Levites were to inspect them for lameness, blindness, broken bones, bruises, maimed, crushed, cut, scabbed, or having a wen; and if they had any of these blemishes, they were rejected.[3] They were to kill those accepted without blemish (killing to be described later), and inspect the lungs and the carcass, and dress them. They were to take the blood and pour it on the altar provided for it. The fat (which stores toxic poisons, such as poison vegetation and chemicals not eliminated by the body)[4], the head, the lower legs, and the innards (intestines, kidneys, spleen, etc.) were to be burned on the altar.[5] Those things not fit for human consumption were to be completely burned. When an animal was found to be diseased after slaughter, it was taken outside the camp or city and was also completely burned. The skin and all its flesh, its head, legs, innards, and dung, the whole animal was burned. The fat that covers the innards, and all the fat that is on the innards, the two kidneys, and all the fat on them, which is by the flanks, and the caul above the liver was to be burned on the altar, as those of the animals that were passed for food.[6] The Levites reward for their service was a portion of the carcass and the skin.[7]

The Eternal instituted this system of meat hygiene for the well being of His people so that they could live a happy and healthful life. And He gave the responsibility of enforcement of this system to the House of Aaron, until the time of the reformation of this earth.[8] The others of the tribe of Levi were to serve Aaron, with his sons to follow.[9]

Two other main prohibitions that The Eternal gave to Israel were… the flesh with the life therein, the blood, don’t eat,[10] the second was, don’t eat the fat of the animal.[11]  His Priests and the people of Israel obeyed these prohibitions.

As we have seen, the method of slaughter (sacrifice) supervised and endorsed by the U.S. Agriculture Department of Meat Inspection allows the tissues of the flesh to be bathed in blood. This does not produce animal flesh without the blood as The Eternal commanded.

The Eternal said that there would be His Priests on this earth to do animal sacrifice continually.[12] In the way He commanded,[13] in a Godly way, not a humane way. The Eternal does not lie. There is a system of meat hygiene on this earth today sacrificing “clean” animals as the Eternal commanded. Selecting, slaughtering, inspecting as The Eternal commanded them to, produces for those people wanting to obey The Eternal in not eating the blood or the fat, that kind of animal flesh fit for human consumption.[14]

The Apostle Paul was inspired by The Eternal to write in the third chapter of his Epistle to the Romans, beginning in the first verse, “What advantage then hath the Jew? Or what profit is there of circumcision? Much every way: chiefly because that unto them were committed the oracles of The Eternal (the laws of The Eternal).[15]

When I asked two Jewish Rabbi’s in Indianapolis, Indiana, one a Shohet,[16] “Why do Jews obey these laws of the Eternal?” The Rabbi, the Shohet replied, “The Jews ritually slaughter animals the way they do, because in the Torah, God says they should. Not because of a dietary law.” The other Rabbi stated, “Its in the Jewish peoples blood to keep the laws.[17]

Those laws pertaining to the animal slaughter (sacrifice) incorporate a method of killing the animal, known as Shehitah. This method used by the Jewish people through out the world, has been handed down from generation to generation, just as the Eternal said they would. “Neither shall the Priest the Levites want a man before me to offer burnt offerings and to kindle meal offerings, and to do sacrifice continually.”[18]

The prophet Ezekiel prophesied that system of animal slaughter to continue into the reign of the Messiah on this earth.[19] And the Apostle Paul was inspired by the Eternal to write: “this system of sacrifice would continue on this earth until the reformation on this earth.[20]

There have been times in history when this system of slaughter (sacrifice) has been momentarily halted in lands conquered and ruled by systems of government contrary to that of The Eternals. As prophesied by Daniel[21], this will occur again in the future.

In 586B.C. King Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon halted these laws of The Eternal from being administered by The Eternals Priests; when he had Jerusalem burned and sacked.[22] Again in 168 B.C. the then ruling power of the Babylonian system, as a policy to enforce Hellenistic practices on the Jews, robbed the Temple of The Eternal in Jerusalem of its main furnishings and made the High Priest sacrifice swine upon its altar.[23] In 70 A.D. Titus and his Roman Legions stopped this system of the Eternals’ from operating in Jerusalem, when his army burned and sacked the city.[24] Again, in recent times, the descendants of this Roman system enforced their Hellenistic practices on the Jews by stopping The Eternals sacrifices (Shehitah), in the lands in which they exercised their authority. In Germany, in 1933 when Adolph Hitler was placed in power, at a cabinet meeting on April 4, 1933, Shehitah (The Eternals’ sacrifices) was abolished to be effective May 1, 1933. On October 20, 1939 official orders stopped Shehitah by the Jews in Mussolini’s Italy. Finally, on October 12, 1939 during the reign of Hitler, a decree of the Fuhrer and Reich Chancellor was passed that forbade the practice of Shehitah in any territory under German rule, and imprisoned those that ignored this rule in concentration camps.[25]

Civil Rights Division Commemorates 100th Agreement Milestone For Project Civic Access

 

Citizens from across the nation gathered at the Justice Department to celebrate the signing of the 100th agreement reached through “Project Civic Access.” Through Civic Access, municipalities work cooperatively with the federal government to bring local physical spaces, emergency services, employment practices, polling places, and other aspects of public life into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The event commemorated the 14th anniversary of the ADA with twenty-four new Project Civic Access agreements. Attendees included Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights R. Alexander Acosta, Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General Brian D. Boyle, city and county government representatives,community advocates, and residents with disabilities from seven communities.

 

All of the seven communities entered into agreements under Project Civic Access.In his remarks, Assistant Attorney General Acosta announced the signing of twenty-four new Project Civic Access agreements, bringing the total to one hundred settlements.

 

At the Project Civic Access event, city and county government representatives, community advocates, and individuals with disabilities from seven communities around the country shared their experiences with Project Civic Access and the positive impact it has had in their communities. The ADA is the first civil rights law to require the government to help people and organizations understand their rights and responsibilities under the law. This is no small task: the ADA covers more than six million businesses, 80,000 units of State and local government, and 50 million people with disabilities.

To meet this challenge, the Department maintains a toll-free ADA information line and an ADA website. Through the information line, callers can order a wide range of free technical assistance materials addressing a wide range of ADA topics. Callers can also speak to an ADA specialist who can offer expert advice on how the ADA applies in their specific situation. The website is an on-line resource where users can read or download a large variety of ADA technical assistance publications, settlement agreements,press releases, and other information published by the Department. Over one million people use these services annually.

Class Action Lawsuits and Unethical Settlements

 

AN INVITATION FOR CLASS ACTION ATTORNEYS TO ENGAGE IN UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT?

 

No portion of this article, including this web page, may be copied, retransmitted, reposted, or duplicated in significant portion without the express written permission of Dr. Michael Guth. Users are always welcome to establish links to this web page or to quote from it freely. Modern multiforum litigation creates a conflict of interest environment in which attorneys representing class plaintiffs may be tempted to settle class action lawsuits for the wrong

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Attorneys Conduct While Serving as Class CounselDuring the course of the class action, the class counsel must comply with the notice requirements of Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(c)(2) or a similar state rule. [Section (C)(1)]. If the class representative asks the lawyer to take some action that either violates the law or harms the interests of the class, then the lawyer should ask the class representative to reconsider the matter. If the class representative persists with his instructions, then the lawyer may ask the court for permission to withdraw as class counsel. Furthermore, the lawyer may make a Anoisy withdrawal,@ as defined in Model Rule 1. 16.

Section (C)(2) follows the process of Model Rule 1. 13, in which an officer of an organization asks the attorney representing the organization to act unlawfully or in a manner inconsistent with the best interests of the organization. In the case of class representation, the class counsel will receive instructions exclusively from the class representative; the class counsel has no higher authority to whom he can appeal adverse instructions. The class counsel=s only recourse is to request permission to withdraw from the court.

 

Under Model Rule 1. 13, a lawyer representing an organizational client must explain to any constituent of the organization, at any time when the constituent=s interests are adverse to those of the organization, that the lawyer represents the organizational client and not the constituent. Section (C)(3) establishes a corresponding duty for the class counsel with respect to any interest of the class representative that may be adverse to those of the class as a whole. Section (C)(4) prohibits the lawyer from discussing his fee with anyone except the class representative and the court.

 

This section is a key to the entire new proposed ethical rule, because the crux of the problem with multiform class action representation has been lawyers bargaining away the claims of class members in exchange for an attorney fee award as part of any proposed settlement. In the context of ordinary, single-party litigation, the suggestion that plaintiff=s counsel would discuss with the defendants a Adeal@ that includes his payment for services seems unethical and collusive. Yet this practice has prevailed in class action litigation for years.

 

This section of the proposed new rule is intended to eliminate the potential for class counsel to enter into award fee negotiations with the defendants, or their counsel, that might influence his recommendation to settle the class action. Similar provisions in Section (C)(9) and (C)(10) prevent the class counsel from submitting to the court a proposed settlement, which offers class members little or no relief, but which includes a significant or disproportionately high payment of attorney fees.

Section (C)(5) imposes an ethical duty for the class counsel to act impartially in actions concerning the class members. Sections (C)(6) and (C)(7) discuss the lawyer=s duty to keep information confidential and is patterned after Model Rule 1. 6. Section (C)(8) requires the lawyer to consult with the class representative on decisions that affect the litigation and advise him on theMichael A. S. Guth, Ph. D. , J. D. , is a constitutional law attorney, legal brief writer, and health care researcher based in Oak Ridge, TN.

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Recall System Leaves Problem Products In Homes

You could be housing dangerous, defective or unsafe products because you either ignored a recall, aren’t aware one has been issued or the spotty recall system hasn’t gotten the word out.Household products, one of the largest categories of recalled products, are being recalled at a record pace this year and more than half the toys, clothes, appliances, tools and electronics gear subject to recalls are still in homes, according to “Trouble With Recalls,” recent research by Consumer Reports, a magazine published by Consumers Union, a respected independent consumer goods and services rater and researcher.Consumer Reports offers an online recall center and tells consumers where to go to learn more about recalls and to report defective products. Also, a new online central clearinghouse of recalls, Recalls.gov, now makes it easier for consumers to find out what products need to be sent back to their manufacturers for repair, replacements or refunds, but too often recall information simply doesn’t reach consumers who own the problem products.With no central recall authority powered to remove any problem product from market, the complex and decentralized recall system is at the mercy of different recall rules from six separate federal agencies.Recalls initiated last year by the different agencies include:

 

  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) — Food, drugs, medical devices, cosmetics; 4,628.
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) — Vehicles, tires, child-safety seats; 529.
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) — Everyday products from clothes to coffee makers; 280.
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) — Meat, poultry, egg products; 68.
  • U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) — Boats and boating equipment; 36.
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) — Pesticides, car-emission systems 32 (in 2002).

In addition to the hodge podge of recalling agencies and rules, enforcement funding is short, companies are unwilling or unable to track down customers and apathetic consumers add to the morass.In interviews with manufacturers, government agencies, and consumers; phone calls to recall hotlines; and searches of corporate websites, Consumer Reports found:

  • Too often, word simply doesn’t reach the owners of defective products.
  • Of the 19 million cars recalled in 2002, almost one-third weren’t fixed. The fraction is larger for child car seats, appliances, and electronics.
  • Some big companies that sell products that are later recalled do not post recall info online.
  • Federal agencies can initiate recalls, but companies carry them out. If they balk, resolution can take months.

“For every Firestone/Ford Explorer media-fest, there are thousands of choking hazards, breaking straps, and contaminated foods that get little publicity,” Consumer Reports reported.The recall system breaks down when privacy rights and the law get in the way of a businesses trying to reach you about a recall if you’ve never registered the product.But companies don’t always make it easy to register because consumers, discouraged by the litany of marketing related questions, toss the registration forms as a potential invitation to junk mail.Also, says Consumer Reports, some companies’ websites simply lack information. Unfortunately, companies aren’t required by law to post recall information online.Even some government agencies are less helpful than others. The NHTSA, for example, offers information about ongoing investigations. Not so with the CPSC. Likewise, only serious drug recalls are widely publicized under FDA rules.Things are changing. Along with Recall.gov, the CPSC has implemented a “Fast Track” program to remove dangerous products sooner. CPSC is also implementing a program to disseminate recall information to more of the population and the government has gotten tougher on carmakers that try to hide safety defects, and on food inspections, says Consumer Reports.Still, the consumer must play a role in helping keep his or her household safe by registering products and keeping up on the latest recalls.You aren’t required by law to answer the marketing questions just to register a product for safety’s sake and you can easily opt out of unsolicited direct mail marketing