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Vicious Dogs

by Rick Olson December 28, 2012

“Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out.”  —Francis Bacon   In New Hampshire if you are even slightly “nipped” by a dog, you can make a pile of cash! We are not talking about a Pit Bull Terrier […]

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Inebriated William Jasmin Who Fell Out Of A Tree Stand Drops His Lawsuit

by Rick Olson November 21, 2011

“A lawsuit is a fruit tree planted in a lawyer’s garden.” —Italian Proverb William Jasmin of Manchester, the drunk, non-licensed hunter who sued a landowner following his own demise in falling from a tree stand, has dropped his lawsuit. Jasmin suffered partial paralysis when the tree stand he attempted to enter failed, causing him to […]

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Evil Landlords Who Pick On Tenants

by Rick Olson July 27, 2011

“I like to think of my behavior in the sixties as a ‘learning experience.’ Then again, I like to think of anything stupid I’ve done as a ‘learning experience.’ It makes me feel less stupid.“ -P.J. O’Rourke I was at a housing office today dropping off some “required paperwork.” As I sat waiting to review […]

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William Jasmin The Beer Hunter

by Rick Olson July 23, 2011

“He uses statistics like a drunk uses lamp-posts, more for support than illumination…” ~Romano Prodi  “(Attorney B.J. Branch) acknowledged that Jasmin had been drinking on the day of the accident but said he had only consumed one 16-ounce Pabst Blue Ribbon beer and was at or below the legal limit for intoxication. He added that […]

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William Jasmin: A Man Without A Hunting License

by Rick Olson July 21, 2011

In my previous entry about a “Hunter” who was seriously injured when a tree stand that he climbed into collapsed, causing him to fall, there was a presumption that the “Hunter” was lawfully engaged in the activity of hunting upon the land of Charles Corliss. That is not the case. WILLIAM JASMIN HAD NO LICENSE TO HUNT.

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