Saturday, October 28, 2017

2K REVIEWS: 10 Best Car Air Fresheners of 2017-18: For Amazing Fragrance in Your Car

10 Best Car Air Fresheners of 2017-18: For Amazing Fragrance in Your Car

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One of the most underrated things about getting a new car is that elusive new car smell. It’s hard to pinpoint why that scent is so alluring, but one thing is for sure: it doesn’t last forever.

Eventually, life happens, and your car will eventually lose that scent to a combination of other smells, whether it’s smoke, ozone, spilled drinks, food, pets, or pretty much anything else.
Car air fresheners are an obvious solution that can help you do everything from providing a more pleasant smell and environment in your car, to neutralizing odors with a faint, fresh scent. You certainly have plenty of choices depending on your preference.

With so many different choices and types, it can be hard to find the best air freshener for car that you actually need. So, we’ve done the work for you and prepared this best car air freshener reviews list by analyzing a number of different products,
Little Trees/Car Freshener vs  Exotica  trademark infringement lawsuit. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Don’t Put Trump Above the Law, Emoluments Challengers Urge

Don’t Put Trump Above the Law, Emoluments Challengers Urge


MANHATTAN (CN) — For the first time in U.S. history, ordinary citizens fought in court Wednesday to have a president’s business dealings declared as violations of anti-corruption provisions of the Constitution.
“Diplomats are bragging that they’re going to this president’s hotel to curry favor with him,” attorney Deepak Gupta argued this morning in the unprecedented hearing. ( Click on image to see larger)
Representing the watchdog CREW, short for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Gupta wants a federal judge to declare Trump’s business dealings in violation of the foreign and domestic emoluments clause of the Constitution.
Judge George Daniels asking questions of attorneys
 During 2 1/2 hours of arguments before U.S. District Judge George Daniels, attorneys representing the executive branch and private citizens sparred both on the interpretation of these previously obscure statutes and the federal judiciary’s role in enforcing it.

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brett Schumate

 “The court lacks jurisdiction to issue an injunction against a sitting president of the United States,” Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brett Schumate argued.
Blasting this as an “extreme view,” Gupta described this interpretation of the separation of powers as a recipe for impunity.
“I want to address the government’s view that the president is above the law,” Gupta said.
To earn the right to take the president to court, Gupta will have to prove not only that the president’s business dealings are illegal, but that his clients have been harmed by them.
The judge said he would rule in 30-60 days.

For more in this issue.
NY Magazine article link

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Embattled ex-HSBC Johnson Pushes Back on Allegations, ‘Fair all around’

Embattled ex-HSBC Johnson Pushes Back on Allegations, ‘Fair all around’

Regulation ( Institutional FX 

Mark Johnson on witness stand questioned by his defense attorney Frank Wohl. When asked how he described the eventual outcome of the deal, he responded: “I was surprised. It was a lot better than expected outcome for HSBC. But I felt it was fair all round . . . For the risk that HSBC took, the outcome was fair.”( click on image to see larger)

Defense Expert Kevin Rodgers on the witness stand. HSBC Mark Johnson trial. Rodgers,  former head of foreign exchange trading for Deutsche Bank told the New York federal jury weighing the criminal case against Johnson  that “pre-hedging,” or making some of a large currency purchase in advance, is a standard practice that can be beneficial to the buyer because it keeps the price down. ( click on image to see larger)

From the onset of the trial Johnson has been on the defensive after facing particular damning testimonial evidence. Recorded conversations picked up code words to his fellow traders, including the phrase ‘my watch is off’, which ultimately triggered the frenetic buying action from the traders.
Artwork by Elizabeth Williams