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Humor / Daily Cartoon: Wednesday, March 21st/18
« Last post by Webscout on March 21, 2018, 11:31:19 AM »
Daily Cartoon: Wednesday, March 21st/18
Cynthia Nixon (actor ie, Sex and The City)  announces her run for governor.
Humor / Dilbert: Wednesday-Mar 21, 2018
« Last post by Webscout on March 21, 2018, 09:31:25 AM »
Dilbert: Wednesday-Mar 21, 2018
The Lounge / TV***WEDNESDAY MARCH 21, 2018
« Last post by Webscout on March 21, 2018, 09:27:22 AM »

==== US/CA ====
9-1-1 - 1x10 - A Whole New You
All In With Chris Hayes
 8)Alone Together - 1x10 - Property Management
 8)American Crime Story - 2x09 - Alone
American Housewife - 2x19 - It's Hard to Say Goodbye
Big Brother (Canada) - 6x07
Black Ink Crew - 6x13 - Project Kitty Kitty Bang Bang
Catfish - 7xSpecial - Catfish Keeps It 100: the Young and the Catfished
Cheap Eats - 4x01 - Philly Food Fight
Chicago PD - 5x18 - Ghosts
Criminal Minds - 13x17 - The Capilano's
Designated Survivor - 2x14 - In the Dark
The Detectives (2018) CA - 1x08 - Home
Drugs, Inc. - 9x03 - The Fix: Golden Gate High
Fear Factor - 9x08,09
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee - 3x03
Glam Masters - 1x04 - Time Travel
The Goldbergs (2013) - 5x16 - The Scrunchie Rule
Grown-ish - 1x12 - Crew Love
Guy's Grocery Games - 17x07 - Pizza Play-Offs
Hap and Leonard - 3x03 - T-Bone Mambo
Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry - 3x04 - Megan Fox, Jewel, David and Rosanna Arquette, Nicole Sullivan
Homicide City - 1x06 - Russian Tragedy
House Hunters International - Cheese, Chocolate, and Second Chances in Brussels
Krypton - 1x01 - Pilot
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - 9x17 - Send in the Clowns
Life Sentence - 1x03 - Clinical Trial and Error
Little Women: LA - 7x01 - Lucky 7
Man Fire Food - 7x12 - Pit Bosses
 8)The Looming Tower - 1x06 - Boys at War
The Magicians (2015) - 3x11 - Twenty-Three
Man Fire Food - 7x12 - Pit Bosses
The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen - 1x03 - Live free or Die
Modern Family - 9x16 - Wine Weekend Forum
My 600-lb Life - 6x12 - Renee's Story
Outrageous Acts of Science - 9x04 - Supernatural
The Path - 03x12 - A New American Religion
Property Brothers - 12x06 - Expecting the Unexpected
The Rachel Maddow Show
Restored - 2x11 - 1901 Shingle-Style Victorian
Riverdale - 2x16 - Chapter Twenty-Nine: Primary Colors
SEAL Team - 1x16 - Never Get Out of the Boat
See No Evil - 4x08 - A Date With Dalene
Skin Tight - 3x03 - Angel & Linda
Slutever (2018) - 1x09 - Eco Sexuality
Speechless - 2x18 - N-O– NOMINEE
Storage Wars - 11x26,27 - Indiana Ivy and the Temple of Phlegm & Tour de Van Nuys
 8)Survivor - 36x05 - A Diamond in the Rough
VH1 Beauty Bar - 1x04 - House of Shade
The X-Files - 11x10 - My Struggle IV

==== UK/IE ====
Benidorm - 10x04
 8)Bliss - 01x06
Britain's Brightest Family - 1x10
The Chase (2009) - 11x154
Damned (2016) - 2x05,06
Eggheads - 19x87
Masterchef UK - 14x11
Money for Nothing - 04x18
One Born Every Minute - 11x03
The Repair Shop - 2x08
Salvage Hunters - 12x06 - Moving with the Times
Sam Faiers: The Mummy Diaries - 3x03
The Secret Helpers - 01x01 - Dan and Brett
The Sheriffs Are Coming - 7x08
The Supervet - 11x04

==== AU/NZ ====
Bondi Rescue - 13x05,06
The Chase AU
Family Feud AU
Gogglebox Australia - 7x07
Hard Quiz - 3x05
Home and Away
Married at First Sight (AU) - 5x32
My Kitchen Rules - 9x34 - Elimination House (Group Challenge 5)
 8)Safe Harbour - 1x03
 8)Sando - 01x01
Selling Houses Australia - 11x03 - Penrith, NSW
Shaun Micallef's MAD AS HELL - 08x08
The Lounge / Netflix-March 2018
« Last post by Webscout on March 20, 2018, 10:04:54 AM »
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Humor / Daily Cartoon: Tuesday, March 20th/18
« Last post by Webscout on March 20, 2018, 09:41:46 AM »
Daily Cartoon: Tuesday, March 20th/18
“Facebook was better before they let moms and hostile foreign agents join.”
The Lounge / TV***LISTINGS-TUESDAY MARCH 20, 2018
« Last post by Webscout on March 20, 2018, 09:38:24 AM »

==== US/CA ====
Adam Ruins Everything - 03x01 - Give Me Liberty or Give Me Truth
America's Next Top Model - 24x11 - Beauty Is Personality
 8)Another Period - 3x10,11 - Commodore Returns & President Bellacourt
Baskets - 3x09 - Basque-ets
Bethenny and Fredrik - 1x08
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern - 19x09 - From the Vault: Volume 4
Black Lightning - 1x09 - The Book of Little Black Lies
Black-ish - 4x16 - Things Were Different Then
The Challenge - 31x12 - Help Me, Rhonda
Chicago Med - 3x12 - Born This Way
Chopped - 36x10 - Pork on the Brain
The Curse of Civil War Gold - 1x03 - In Plain Sight
The Detour - 3x09 - The Funeral
Fear Factor - 9x07 - Exes From Hell
Fixer Upper - 5x16 - From City Life in Pakistan to a Farmhouse in Waco
For the People (2017) - 1x02 - Rahowa
Forbidden: Dying for Love - 3x02 - The Book Of James
Forged in Fire - 5x02 - The Schiavona
Fresh Off the Boat - 4x19 - King in the North
Hate Thy Neighbor - 2x09 - United States of Oil and Gas
Holmes: Next Generation - 01x01 - One Good Deed Deserves Another ( will post if shared online website)
House Hunters International - Sinatra Moves South
Ink Master - 10x11 - Quit Buggin' Me
LA to Vegas - 1x09 - Overbooked
Married at First Sight (US) - 6x11 - Planning for the Future
The Mick - 2x18 - The Car
The Middle - 9x17 - Heck vs. Glossners: The Final Battle
Moonshiners - 7x17 - Foraging for a Long Winter Ahead
My Big Fat Fabulous Life - 5x12 - My Big Fat Baby
Mysteries of the Abandoned - 03x01 - Armageddon Highway
The Path - 3x12 - A New American Religion
The Quad - 2x08 - #TheBeautifulStruggle
The Rachel Maddow Show - 2018x53 - March 20, 2018
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills - 8x14 - Heaven Knows
Rise (NBC) - 1x02 - Most of all to Dream
Schitt's Creek - 4x09 - The Gesture
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments - 3x01 - On Infernal Ground
Undercover High - 1x11 - Undercover No More
Unsolved - 1x04 - Take Your Best Shot
The Voice - 14x08 - The Battles Premiere, Part 2
Web of Lies - 5x02 - In Dark Corners
Workin' Moms CA - 2x10 - Cuck
 8)You Me Her - 3x01 - Dickless in Seattle

==== UK/IE ====
100 Years Younger in 21 Days - 01x04
999: Rescue Squad - 01x06
Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby - 2x04 - Ashford Castle, Ireland
The Chase - 11x153
Eggheads - 19x87
Ex on the Beach - 8x01
First Dates Ireland - 3x11
 8) 8)The Great British Bake Off - 03 - Tim Minchin, Ruth Davidson, Jamie Laing & Ella Eyre
Great Indian Railway Journeys - 01x01 - Amritsar to Shimla
Holby City - 20x12 - No Matter Where You Go, There You Are – Part One
Money for Nothing - 04x16
 8) 8)Mum - 2x05 - September
The Repair Shop - 2x07
Secrets of the National Trust - 2x04 - The Workhouse
Seven Year Switch - 01x03
The Sheriffs Are Coming - 7x07
Shetland - 4x06
Wild Britain with Ray Mears - 04x03 - Untamed Coasts

==== AU/NZ ====
Bondi Rescue - 13x03,04
The Chase AU
The Checkout - 6x08
Date Night
Family Feud AU
Home and Away
Hughesy, We Have a Problem- 6x08
Married at First Sight (AU) - 5x31
My Kitchen Rules - 9x33 - Shared Lunch Challenge (Group 2)
Humor / Dilbert: Tuesday-Mar 20, 2018
« Last post by Webscout on March 20, 2018, 08:54:41 AM »
Dilbert: Tuesday-Mar 20, 2018   
Humor / Daily Cartoon: Monday, March 19th/18
« Last post by Webscout on March 19, 2018, 04:48:10 PM »
Daily Cartoon: Monday, March 19th/18

A warning about Trump’s statements.
Humor / Dilbert: Monday-Mar 19, 2018
« Last post by Webscout on March 19, 2018, 09:47:43 AM »
Dilbert: Monday-Mar 19, 2018   
The Lounge / Clients go public after Ontario estate lawyer charges...
« Last post by Webscout on March 19, 2018, 09:43:48 AM »
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Clients go public after Ontario estate lawyer charges them for complaint against him, so I'm taking fewer demanding clients
 Lynne Butler-Lawyer-East Coast Canada

I've been a lawyer for a long time. A very long time. Most days I absolutely love the job and my clients. I see my role as a guide for those who have to navigate their way through the legal system. I'm neither the boss who tells the client what to do, nor the servant who does everything she is told to do. We work together.

Something I've come to understand over the years is that clients don't always see things the same way I do. This may the first time they've been involved in an estate, but it's not my first time. They have lost a loved one, but I haven't. The family that is fighting isn't my family. Though I may have a great deal of compassion for a client who comes into my office for help, they are emotional and unsure about the legal system and my role.

When I advise a client about what to do, my advice is an amalgam of my knowledge, my experience, their goals, and their circumstances. I try my best to toss in a big, healthy dose of reality to keep the client grounded. Most of the time, the working relationship is great and at the end of the legal proceedings we all part as friends.

Every couple of years, however, I run up against a client who simply does not listen, or takes advice from too many people and ends up confused, or who honestly thinks that I should do everything he or she wants, no matter how ridiculous or pointless or spiteful. These are the clients who are so wrapped up emotionally in the estate that they cannot think rationally. My heart goes out to them, but let's face it, they are difficult clients for me and my staff. No matter how great a job I do for them, they are not going to be happy. They get not only my legal advice, but many extra hours of my time and a shoulder to lean on. You better believe that the constant propping up of distraught people can be tough on me too.

So when I read a story on CBC about a family who made a complaint to the Ontario Bar Association about their estate lawyer, I had mixed feelings. To me, the fact that they called the media to "go public" meant that they were actively searching for a way to hurt the lawyer. They won't get anything out of going public other than bitter satisfaction that they've damaged someone's reputation and business. Creating backlash seems to be an extremely popular activity these days. The prevailing attitude seems to be that if you're unhappy, try to make sure everyone else is too.Click here to read the story.

The article talks about a woman who didn't like how her lawyer handled her father's estate. Her complaint to the Law Society found that the lawyer didn't do anything wrong. That part isn't really unusual, since as I said, many clients don't really understand the legal system and are not sure whether it was used to their full advantage. It was after that finding that it all went off the rails. The lawyer sent the family a bill for responding to the complaint. They were offended and went to the media.

The media inflated the story to make it as sensational as possible. Their headline was "Lawyer charges grieving family thousands for time spent responding to complaint against him". It wasn't just a client involved, never mind a vindictive person; it was a "grieving family". The "thousands" referenced was in reality $2,300.

In this lawyer's shoes, I wouldn't have charged for responding to the complaint because all that did was ramp up emotions that were already out of control. But I can see his point. He would have just sat through the complaint process where people pointed fingers and made accusations even though he had handled the estate properly. I'd be ticked off too, as would anyone in any job who was wrongly accused. All estate lawyers get pretty tired of those few clients who exist in an eternal emotional frenzy and simply cannot be calmed down no matter what you do.

I'm getting smarter about choosing my clients. After putting in this many years, I feel that I'm entitled to pick my clients just as clients pick their lawyers. I am winding down my willingness to invest my time and effort in clients whose emotions and attitudes render them completely unable to think straight. I just don't see the point in dealing with the truly impossible clients anymore, even though they are the ones who possibly need me the most. I can handle difficult clients but I'll no longer work with the completely irrational ones. Otherwise, I'll be the next lawyer whose clients complain that I'm not doing the job. I recently had a client who emailed me 9 times in one day - and got replies - then complained (to me, not to the Law Society) that I was not in close enough touch with her.

At the end of the work day, I want to go home to my family just like everyone else does. Life is too short to spend defending myself from bitterness. If the end result of "going public" is that fewer lawyers will handle your case, so be it.

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