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Paul Luvera Journal
I'm a plaintiff's trial lawyer
Interests: life, law, fly fishing, photography & travel
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What did you think about last night's second and last presidential, so-called, debate? Here is my reaction to what I saw on television last night. You should know that it comes from someone who has already voted for Joe Biden,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2020 at Paul Luvera Journal
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I realize no one will take the time to read my blog with this title I already published and I don't blame them. So, I've removed it. Let me outline the points in a shorter version. This what I sent... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2020 at Paul Luvera Journal
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I think the political reality is that if the Democrats had been in control within a few weeks of a presidential election, they very likely would gone ahead and confirmed their selection of a Supreme Court justice before the election... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2020 at Paul Luvera Journal
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There are a lot of ways to describe the out of control circus American voters were subjected to last night. NBC News veteran Andrea Mitchell called the debate a disgrace. NBC's Chuck Todd called it a train wreck. CNN's Jake... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2020 at Paul Luvera Journal
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The news every hour of every day is political wrongdoing and conflict. The pandemic news is all about conflicting information and warnings about our future. The outside air is smoke and harmful to our lungs. And, I haven't even started... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2020 at Paul Luvera Journal
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Should we be concerned about illegal rioting, looting and arson in America cities? Yes, of course. Has there been a failure at all levels of government to deal effectively with the situation? Obviously. Is this a problem that involves the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2020 at Paul Luvera Journal
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While going through some documents I found my original membership card for the Washington State Bar Association. It was dated 1959. I was a 24-year-old brand new lawyer in 1959. I had proudly gone to the Skagit County Courthouse with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2020 at Paul Luvera Journal
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There is a virtual unlimited supply of nonsensical claims and arguments that have been made by president Trump, but two of the recent are truly noteworthy for being logically inconsistent and just plain absurd. One involves his recent attacks on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2020 at Paul Luvera Journal
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In 2008 a television miniseries about John Adams, his political life and his role in the founding of the United States was televised. Actor Paul Giamatti played the role of John Adams. It is a reminder of what an enormous... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2020 at Paul Luvera Journal
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On an early Friday morning, July 7th 2000, my mother Mary Thelma Babarovich, died in her sleep at the San Juan Care Center. Her death was not unexpected. After all, she was born on December 28, 1905 and was ninety... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2020 at Paul Luvera Journal
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My paternal grandfather, Nicola Luvera, was born in Valanidi, Calabria Italy November 23, 1860 and died in Anacortes, Washington on July 4, 1956. His father, Paolo Nicola and mother Rosa Luvera were sheepherders and sharecroppers in Gallina Italy. Grandfather worked... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2020 at Paul Luvera Journal
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Unless you have been living in a cave, everyone knows about what was called the "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone" (CHAZ)" and is now known as the "Capitol Hill Occupied protest (CHOP)." The city area involved originally covered six city blocks... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2020 at Paul Luvera Journal
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Ken Burns created a PBS documentary "Country Music" in 2019. The documentary includes the story behind the lyrics of the song, "Where've you been?" The song was released in 1989 and recorded by country music singer Kathy Mattea. It was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2020 at Paul Luvera Journal
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Mondays killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis was another in a long list around the country of questionable killings by police officers of citizens, especially African American citizens. The death of George Floyd caused by police officer Derek Chauvin is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2020 at Paul Luvera Journal
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In 1999 the World Trade Organization held a convention in Seattle. But, the convention meeting was quickly overshadowed by street violent protests outside the hotels and convention center. There was rioting, damage to buildings and violence from a crowd estimated... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2020 at Paul Luvera Journal
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Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post wrote a column “Don’t ever be the first to stop applauding.” It dealt with the standing ovations for Joseph Stalin out of fear of stopping to applaud his speeches. She describes the consequences for... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2020 at Paul Luvera Journal
Thanks Inger. These are challenging times. Stay well. Paul
Toggle Commented May 2, 2020 on THE DYING MAN'S LAST WISH at Paul Luvera Journal
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The dying man’s last wish was to see his son who was in the Marines serving in Iraq. Then one evening a tired and anxious Marine walks up to the man's hospital nurse. Her heart leaps because, finally, the son,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2020 at Paul Luvera Journal
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Just when I had made up my mind not to write about the coronavirus or President Trump, Mr. Trump has done it again. I can't sit silent when he once again attacks reporters for asking relevant questions with a childish... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2020 at Paul Luvera Journal
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For entirely too long the news has only been on two subjects: Donald Trump's press campaign conferences which only bear a resemblance to corona virus news and all the negative reporting the virus. It's very depressing. For lack of something... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2020 at Paul Luvera Journal
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America’s founding fathers created a government of checks and balances to prevent absolute concentrated power in any one person or group They created a federal system that differentiated between state and national control, as well as three branches of government... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2020 at Paul Luvera Journal
The virus has taken over the news which is understandable given the seriousness of the situation. There is a problem when politics become involved in health. The president measures the virus impact on his political reelection. When faced with a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2020 at Paul Luvera Journal
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My maternal grandfather Peter (Petar) Babarovich died the year I was born - 1935. He died on March 5th of that year and I was born in February of 1935 so I never knew this unique man. Nonno Babarovich was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2020 at Paul Luvera Journal
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I woke up this morning on February 21, 2020 and first thanked God for being alive after which I realized it was my 85th birthday. I am amazed how fast these years seem to have gone by. Harry Chapin wrote... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2020 at Paul Luvera Journal