In the broadest sense, a fraud is a deception made for personal gain. The specific legal definition varies by legal jurisdiction. Fraud is a crime, and is also a civil law violation. Many hoaxes are fraudulent, although those not made for personal gain are not technically frauds. Defrauding people of money is presumably the most common type of fraud, but there have also been many fraudulent “discoveries” in art, archaeology, and science.
beautiful thoughts we all can find joy or beauty in.
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Sometimes you meet someone, and it’s so clear that the two of you, on some level belong together. As lovers, or as friends, or as family, or as something entirely different. You just work, whether you understand one another or you’re in love or you’re partners in crime. You meet these people throughout your life, out of nowhere, under the strangest circumstances, and they help you feel alive. I don’t know if that makes me believe in coincidence, or fate, or sheer blind luck, but it definitely makes me believe in something.
I am strong because I am weak. I am beautiful because I know my flaws. I am a lover because I am a fighter. I am fearless because I have been afraid. I am wise because I have been foolish. & I can laugh because I’ve known sadness.
Never ignore someone who loves you…
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Yet another blame the victim story. What do you guys think?
Our nation’s domestic violence problem has been featured in the news quite a bit this week after Baltimore Raven’s running back Ray Rice was suspended by the National Football League for a mere two games after knocking his then fiancé, now wife, Janay Palmer unconscious in an Atlantic City casino elevator. TMZ obtained security camera footage of Rice carelessly dragging her immobile body from the elevator doors, and it subsequently went viral. The NFL’s dainty punishment can only be described as absolutely and entirely horrifying. I would think that everyone would agree. I would be wrong. ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith suggested that domestic violence victims should educate themselves “about the elements of provocation” and because Rice’s fiancé had “provoked” him, he asserts, “It’s not about him then, it’s about you.” Goodness gracious, surely no one thought he was making any sense at all in saying that…
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Abundance or prosperity? The subconscious mind takes things in a very literal way – as does the universe, which the subconscious mind is part of.
I hear so many calling out for “abundance” in their life – and when it manifests they are very often bewildered.
Abundance – “an extremely plentiful or oversufficient quantity or supply:” – dictionary.com
Now that means what it says – not specific to desirable, nor to undesirable…
As an “intentional” hypnotist, it is imperative that I understand the subconscious mind as well as language and the various meaning any one word might have in the mind of the subject. If you pay attention to my wording, I prefer to refer to prosperity when calling for a manifestation.
Prosperity – “a successful, flourishing, or thriving condition, especially in financial respects; good fortune.” – dictionary.com
You may be wondering, at least I hope you are, because if…
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They need to be held accountable. Good post, thank you.
By Kerry Kavanaugh 11 Alive http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/DFCS-backlog-puts-thousands-of-children-at-risk/ngSXP/
ATLANTA — Thousands of Georgia children are potentially at risk because of a backlog at the Department of Family and Children Services, according to the agency’s interim director, Bobby Cagle.
“As soon as I saw this, I knew it was something we had to work on and do it quickly,” said Cagle.
Cagle told Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh that’s why, in just his second week on the job, he’s mandating a minimum of eight hours a week overtime to tackle some 3,300 cases overdue for investigation.
Cagle says the goal is to have cases investigated within 45 days.
“How overdue are they?” Kavanaugh asked.
“It’s on a whole range, so we have from 46 days to 90 days,” Cagle said.
This is just the latest change at DFCS since the state’s most recent high-profile child death. The agency says 5-year-old Heaven Woods’ case was…
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“I thought it would never happen to me,” said Judge Raymond Voet, who is the chief judge in Ionia County, Michigan. He was referring to the fact that his cellphone made noise in court on April 13 during a trial. Like many judges, Voet hates it when cellphones ring in his courtroom, and he hates it enough that he has had signs posted outside saying that violators will be fined $25 if it happens.
Unlike some judges, perhaps, Voet was willing to impose the fine on himself when he violated his own rule.
What-is has no bearing on what is coming unless you are continually regurgitating the story of what is. By thinking and speaking more of how you really want your life to be, you allow what you are currently living to be the jumping-off place for so much more. But if you speak predominantly of what-is, then you still jump off —but you jump off into more of the same. —Abraham Hicks
Excerpted from the book – Money and the Law of Attraction
can we just say awww?
A Maryland lawyer who pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors for spying on his tenants “with prurient intent” won’t have to go to jail for the crime.
Instead, Dennis Alan Van Dusen of Chevy Chase was sentenced on Tuesday to five years’ probation and fined $2,500, the Washington Post reports. The 64-year-old defendant was also ordered to continue psychotherapy.
Judge Paul Weinstein said psychiatric treatment is needed more than jail time, the story says. “We have a gentleman here who, I guess, I can only characterize as being disturbed or sick, and that’s been confirmed by many sources,” Weinstein said.
Van Dusen’s lawyer, Samuel Delgado, told Weinstein that Van Dusen’s mother had been a hoarder and his childhood home was so crowded that he was forced into the attic. His bar admission was approved last year despite conflicting recommendations. Van Dusen had several degrees, including ones in computer science and applied mathematics, and he had served in Vietnam.
Prosecutors had alleged Van Dusen used low rent to entice female tenants to sign leases, and used hidden cameras to record them while undressed or having sex with their boyfriends. One of the tenants discovered a camera in a smoke detector above her bed after reading an article in Cosmopolitan magazine about how new technology can be used to spy on people.
Prosecutors had sought a one-year sentence.