Archive for “May, 2008”

On this page the following entries were made in the “May, 2008” time-frame.


James J. Volk, dead

Posted May 30th, 2008 by Joe Kaiser

And three years later King County Treasurer Phil Sanders confiscated the funds.

Dear Rob,

Jim Volk passed away earlier this month.

He was in his mid-eighties and had no family, but he did have a few friends who took good care of him when he needed it most. He died penniless.

Well, not quite penniless . . .

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This just in, HB 2791 Sucks

Posted May 27th, 2008 by Joe Kaiser

Washington's attorney general Rob McKenna said the idiots (my word, not his) sneaked "real estate brokers/agents" in to this legislation under cover of darkness the eve before voting on this legislation

Dear Rob,

A buddy of mine just got back from the Northwest MLS “Distressed Properties Law” training for brokers.

They were there to learn more about your new foreclosure rescue scam laws.

He sent me an email about it, and there was mention of legislators “sneaking” things into the law on the eve of the vote.

Any truth to that?

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As with all complaints, yadda yadda yadda

Posted May 26th, 2008 by Joe Kaiser

Possible, I suppose, but in view of my recent experiences with your office I'm going to go out on a limb here and say I don't believe it.

Dear Rob,

I found this statement on your website regarding the recent Amazon investigation concerning their “print on demand” policy changes . . .

As with all complaints regarding a business, we have advised Amazon.com of these concerns and have asked the company to respond to us.— Office of the Attorney General
April 08, 2008 Press Release

Not true. No, not even close.

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Regulate This

Posted May 25th, 2008 by Joe Kaiser

The trend toward government dominance, interference, and altering of voluntary contracts is prevalent and a most dangerous sign.

Dear Rob,

Sen. Brian Weinstein has decided to “regulate” foreclosure rescues out of existence by creating laws that restrict a homeowner’s right to freely contract, per HB 2791.

These foreclosure rescue ‘white knights’ aren’t in it for anything else than their own self-interest, and we should probably put them out of business.Sen. Brian Weinstein, D-Mercer Island
Chairman of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee.

There’s more . . .

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Angels or Devils?

Posted May 21st, 2008 by Joe Kaiser

Dear Rob,

M. C. Escher, the amazing 20th Century artist (you’ve seen his works before, Drawing Hands – 1948, and Relativity – 1953) created the woodcut pictured above – Angels and Devils.

What do you see?

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