03.24.18 Open For Business Show Summary
HOUR ONE: Guest: Jennifer Bordy - Contingency fees for attorneys may not be deductible. Jennifer explains how this works and how it might affect you. The kind of whistleblower you are will affect if your judgment is deductible. You might also think twice about having a non-disclosure agreement. Tom and Jennifer talk about various Montana cases and who wins and who loses. Shane also pointed out that Canada is a loser pays country where the US does not. Jennifer and Tom talked about the Uber death in Arizona — who’s libel? Facebook and Cambridge Analytica was also a hot topic. Tom and Shane explained that Obama and Trump both used Cambridge Analytica for their election. Will Facebook have to pay? Can you sue for Climate Change? Jennifer will explain.
NOTE OF Date Clairification: Strategic Communication Laboratories formed Cambridge Analytica to participate in the election process in the United States. It entered the U.S. market in 2012 and was used by Pres. Obama and was also involved in 44 U.S. congressional, US Senate and state-level elections in the 2014 midterm elections. In 2015 it was disclosed that the company had entered the Republican Party presidential primaries for the 2016 election, primarily in support of Ted Cruz. CA is heavily funded by hedge-fund billionaire Robert Mercer, a major supporter of Cruz and then Donald Trump, and is now under investigation by both the UK and the US governments.
HOUR TWO: Guest: Jennifer Bordy - Jennifer’s question: Why did the recent shooting in Florida spark such a nationwide march when other shootings did not? Lots of viewpoints were brought out on this topic. Who are the sponsors of this particular march? How does social media fit into the mix? What about the Maryland shooting where a good guy killed a bad guy with a gun. What about 2nd Amendment marches? One of our callers suggested we look into an organization called Senior Executive Services. Jenifer responds to my question that if kids are forced to be vaccinated can you require a student to be mentally evaluated? Another caller wanted to talk about the difference between an omnibus bill and a budget bill. Another caller was concerned about $1.3 Trillion spent by the government in only six months.
HOUR THREE: Tom and Shane took on some of the more ridiculous provisions in the Omnibus Spending Bill. Freedom of the press is now the freedom to not share the news unless we like it. Plus, the US Constitution then and now. Two California cities are choosing not to follow the dictates of the state when it comes to Sanctuary Cities. Will others follow? In the last half hour, more Omnibus Bill discussion with a caller and the market wrap up.