Lexington Law – Credit Attorneys

The confusing world of credit repair can be stressful and time consuming. Lexington is billed as a consumer advocacy law firm with over 20 years experience. They offer a network of attorneys and paralegals throughout 18 states to work for you using their knowledge of consumer law.

Initially, you will be offered a consultation. From there a level of service is recommended based on your needs. For each, there is a flat monthly fee. The benefit to this is that there is no billing per deletion so you always know what you will pay each month. Those considering this should also be aware of the First Work fee. This fee is $99.95 regardless of the service you choose and is charged after the first round of disputes is completed.

At the Regular level, $59.95, you can expect to receive unlimited number of disputes, and no charge for phone, email and chat support, as well as a same day consultation. They will begin gathering information about your case the day you sign the retainer agreement.

The Concord Standard is $79.95 a month and offers the above assistance as well as Goodwill Interventions. These are non-confrontational interventions that are recommended for mildly late accounts. According to Lexington, these interventions help your relationship with the lender and can positively impact the reporting of your record to the bureaus.

Concord Standard also offers Escalated Information Requests. This is recommended for seriously late accounts and requests information concerning compliance with consumer protection legislation, as well as a request for a change in the way the information is reported. Debt Validation is also offered at this level. It is used for charged-off and collection accounts in which a complete history of the debt is demanded as well as its removal from your report if necessary.

At the highest level, Concord Premier at $99.95 per month. Offers you the aforementioned services and TransUnion report monitoring, a monthly score analysis and Identity Theft Assurance. You also receive ReportWatch, in which alerts of changes to your report are sent through email. These alerts notify you of both positive and negative changes that will impact your score. Another feature of the Concord Premier is Inquiry Assist. Inquiries can have an impact on your score and they will help you address any of these that are questionable.

They recommend that you retain their services for 12 months to receive the maximum benefit; however, you are free to cancel at anytime without penalty. You should be aware that you are able to submit disputes on your own free of charge, as often as you would like. Further, if you feel that you can not afford these services, they also offer a free guide so that you can begin working on it immediately, and keep them in mind should you find the process overwhelming and feel the need for assistance. However you choose to fix your fico score realize that you are fully capable and legally able to do this.…

Your Guide to Multiple Reading Practices in Literature

It’s the most fundamental concept in dealing with any study of Literature or any art form for that matter, the concept of multiple reading practices is basically a taxonomy of the different methods with which you can obtain meaning from a text. Your natural reaction to anything in life is generally a judgment, a natural human urge to make sense of your surroundings…similarly when applied to a reader’s reaction to literature you can utilize different established approaches to making sense of texts.

Dominant Reading:

A Dominant Reading usually provides a reading of the text reflecting a broad consensus on what a text may mean, such a reading usually places a great deal of emphasis on how the reader believes the author has positioned them to respond. The reader usually reads the text in an ‘author friendly’ manner, although I’ve always been mystified as to how the reader determines what the intended meaning of a text was, on the part of an author, nevertheless this concept of a dominant reading persists as a type of reading which supposedly involves the reader traveling along the trajectory the author has designed to produce the meaning that the author intended. It is my personal opinion, that it is simply the ‘mainstream’ interpretation of a text which gains the de facto legitimacy of ‘author approved’ by sheer weight of numbers.

Alternative Reading

An Alternative Reading produces as the name might suggest, a meaning that is different from a dominant reading but nevertheless recognizes the purpose of the author in a text and does not ‘go against the grain’ of the text. The distinction between an Alternative Reading and a Resistant Reading, would probably be that an Alternative Reading is still heavily reliant on the text while a Resistant Reading implicitly requires to a greater extent ideological or contextual baggage which the reader uses to challenge the premise of a text.

Resistant Reading

A Resistant Reading ‘goes against the grain of the text’ and usually involves the reader being less reliant on the text and usually involves a much greater contextual influence; in terms of ideology, race, class or gender.

Feminist Reading

A Feminist reading foregrounds the representations of women: by that I mean the way key female characters are characterised and the values they hold, and the way the reader is positioned to respond to them.

Judith Fetterly author of ‘The Resisting Reader’ a seminal work in the area of Feminist and other recent developments in alternative readings, summarized the purpose of a feminist reading as “Feminist criticism is a political act whose aim is not simply to interpret the world but to change it by changing the consciousness of those who read and their relation to what they read.”

The underlying assumption of any Feminist Reading is an awareness or ‘consciousness’ on the part of the reader of a patriarchal hegemony reinforcing an oppressive set of roles and expectations for women, and literature as part of a dominant discourse for much of human history …

How Traditional Chinese Health Beliefs and Chinese Culture Influence Health and Illness?

Traditional Chinese health beliefs adopt a holistic view emphasizing the importance of environmental factors in increasing risk of disease. According to Quah (1985), these factors influence the balance of body’s harmony, yin and yang. These are two opposite but complementary forces and, together with qi (vital energy), they control the universe and explain the relationship between people and their surroundings. Imbalance in these two forces, or in the qi, results in illness.

In order to restore the balance, traditional remedial practices may be needed. For example, excess `hot’ energy can be counterbalanced by cooling herbal teas, and vice versa. These beliefs are deeply ingrained among the Chinese, and have been found to be unchanged following migration to Singapore.

Lee, et. al. (2004), found that patients with specific chronic diseases, namely arthritis, musculoskeletal diseases and stroke, were more likely to use Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This was strongly determined by the ‘chronic disease triad’, perceived satisfaction with care and cultural health beliefs.

Hence the use of TCM is not associated with the quality of doctor-patient interaction. Astin (1998) also agreed that it was seen as being more compatible with the patients’ values, spiritual and religious philosophy, or beliefs regarding the nature and meaning of health and illness.

In traditional Chinese culture, taking medication is thought to be aversive, hence medications tend to be taken only until symptoms are relieved and then discontinued; if symptoms are not obvious, medications will probably never be taken.

Apart from parental cultural beliefs, minor side effects of certain antibiotics such as stomach upset may contribute to the poor adherence of medication. The use of “leftover”, “shared” antibiotics and over-the-counter purchase of antibiotics by parents are common situations in the community.

They think that their children suffer from the same illnesses judging by the similar symptoms, so they would give the “leftover” or “shared” antibiotics to their children and only bring them to their doctors if there is no improvement (Chang & Tang, 2006). This may cause their conditions to deteriorate and may necessitate aggressive treatments later which may have unnecessary side effects.

However, there are small groups of Chinese who also blamed ill-health or misfortunes on supernatural forces, or on divine retribution, or on the malevolence of a ‘witch’ or ‘sorcerer’ (Helman, 1994). Such groups will usually seek cures from their religions.

In Singapore, the Ministry of Health has drawn up the TCM Practitioners’ Ethical Code and Ethical Guidelines to prevent any unscrupulous practitioners from preying on their patients and taking advantage of their beliefs, for example, molesting ignorant patients.

The degree of acculturation has been evidenced in the following case. An old man was brought into our hospital with a week-long history of malaise, nausea and vomiting, and sudden jaundice. He was diagnosed to have an obstructive mass in the liver.

A biopsy revealed hepatocellular carcinoma. The serological test suggested chronic active hepatitis B. When the news broke to his son that his father had cancer, he requested not to disclose that to his father.…

Understand How To Get Your Ex Boyfriend Back Again Through The Laws Of Attraction

Try not to worry, even though you are in a hellish situation at the moment, it does not indicate that this will forever be the situation. Giving up on your relationship merely because you were dumped is not needed because there are heaps of things that you can try to regenerate his passion for you.

You will possibly not recognize the reason why your boyfriend left you and his conduct could appear wholly out of character, but you will still find things that you can do about that. Feeling angry and over emotional right now probably won’t do you any favours in the long run, it’s going to just make you feel worse. He’ll almost certainly go back to you if you use expert know-how and never go into this with your eyes closed.

It’s time for something different. It is essential that you get your emotions under control as fast as you can if you are to stand any chance of making him want you back again. There is no doubt that your emotions will be running high after a break up and that you will be feeling very angry and upset. If you do not do this then there will be tough times ahead for you. You do not want to end up making a fool of yourself or it will be difficult to reverse.

Never allow yourself to stoop to the depths of hurling abuse at him or wailing for him to take you back, it does not look pretty and all respect that he did have for you will be lost. If you choose to go down this route you will regret it as this is the last thing that he wants to hear. The male species are very different from females in this respect, they do not like to deal with feelings as it makes them feel uncomfortable.

You must do everything in your power to make yourself attractive to him again and this means that there will be no tears or tantrums in front of him! You do not want him to pity you in any way, but instead be surprised about how well you seem to be handling the break up. If he ends up respecting you then this will work wonders for you in getting him back. Respect is the only foundation for a successful relationship so make sure that it is in place before you get onto the next stage. If you realise how special you are, he will too, and his views of you will alter as well.

The key to making yourself feel better about yourself is taking control of your situation. Cry your heart out and take your frustrations out in a healthy way, but you will have to pick yourself up and get on with things if you want him to see you in a positive way. It is the way that you deal with heart ache that sets you apart from the rest, so make sure …

Characteristics, Types and Importance, or Reasons for Population Census

Characteristics

1. It must be conducted by government of the state or country where the census is taking place.

2. It must be conducted at the same time (simultaneously) throughout the country.

3. It must involve regular counting at specific intervals of time, eg, United state of America’s population taken in 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820… 2010 which is an interval of 10 years.

4. It must reveal the population of a country at a specific period of time e.g America’s population census as of 1790 was 3,929,214; as of 1890, it was 62,979,766; as of 1990, it was 248,709,873.

5. It must involve the physical counting of people rather than by proxy.

6. It must involve experts who are knowledgeable in population studies and they must be of high integrity.

Types of population Census

There are two main types of population census and they are:

1. Defacto Population census: This is the type of population census which involves the counting of only those who are present physically during census. In this group, only those who are present physically or seen are counted.

2. De jure population census: This is the type of population census which involves the counting of people who have been permanent residents of a specific area. It does not matter whether the person is present of not. This is population census commonly referred to as counting by proxy.

Importance or Reasons of Population Census

The importance or reasons for conducting a population census include:aiding the government to know the number of people living in the country and the structure of the population; helping in the determination of taxable adults so as to know the amount of revenue expected from that sector; enabling the country to forecast her future economic needs eg, housing, food etc and the provision of statistics to the government to determine the level of unemployment in the country

Further importance could be: its assistance in the determination of the standard of living of the people in a country through per capital income; using the statistics of the number of people in a country to formulate economic policies eg, revenue formula is at times based on population figures; the estimation of the number of immigrants in a country, the assistance to the government in the distribution of resources eg, areas of high population will get more resources than areas of Low population; giving the government an idea of the different population in various parts of the country and this can help in the provision of social amenities like housing, water, electricity, roads, schools, hospitals etc. It doesn’t just end there, Population census is also very vital in giving detailed information to the government on areas of the country where population per land area is high or low; reveals level of man power by helping to reveal the total number of people who are working-when the level of manpower is high, the economic development of the country is assured and assists international agencies and governments in …

Learn Dicipline and Patiotsm at Philippine Military Academy in Baguio City in the Philippines

Located in Fort del Pilar after Loakan Road, the Philippine Military Academy serves as the training ground for future officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. It was then known as “Officers’ School of the Philippine Constabulary when it was still located in Intramuros, Manila.

Tracing The Roots of the Academy

On October 25, 1898, “Academia Militar” was established in Malolos, Bulacan by General Emilio Aguinaldo. Majority of the teachers were former members of the Spanish Guardia Civil handpicked by the government to train Filipino soldiers.

During the establishment of the Commonwealth government, the Philippine Military Academy took over from the Philippine Constabulary Academy through the enactment of the National Defense Act on December 21, 1936. It was authorized to offer and grant Bachelor of Science degrees to its graduates after completing their four year courses.

The Curriculum

The curriculum and military training offered by the Philippine Military Academy was influenced by the US Military Academy. For several years, the curriculum of the Philippine Military Academy concentrated on mathematics, sciences, and engineering, as a reflection of the reputation of West Point as the training ground of civil and railroad engineers who established the American West.

At first, theAcademy offered courses under the tri-service curriculum: Management, Naval Systems Engineering, and Aeronautical Maintenance Engineering for the Army, Navy, and Air Force, respectively. PMA Classes of 1995 and 1996 were conferred with these degrees. The reason for offering majors to cadets was for advanced studies and to educate the cadets based on their natural inclinations.

The curriculum of the Philippine Military Academy composed of three components: Core Curriculum, which offered general education to allow the cadets to receive basic knowledge of the arts and sciences; Major Area Elective so the students can concentrate on areas where they have special inclinations or knowledge; and a Professional Courses Program, which offers basic military training required to be junior officers in their chosen major service. The Major Area Elective offers three areas of concentration namely Management, Information Systems, and General Engineering.

In order to be admitted to the Philippine Military Academy, candidates must be at least 17 years old. They should be natural born Filipinos, at least 5’4″ in height for males and 5’2″ for females. They should pass the written and psycholometric exam, with a GPA of at least 80{512b763ef340c1c7e529c41476c7e03bc66d8daea696e1162822661d30dde056} in their high school years. Foreign students seeking admission in the PMA should satisfy the same admission requirements.

Students of the Philippine Military Academy are granted full scholarship benefits. The government allocates P2.3 million pesos for every cadet by the time they graduate. Aside from that, they receive free tuition fees, medical and dental care, school supplies, complete access to modern educational and training facilities, board and lodging. Likewise, they are given monthly stipends.…

Cayenne Pepper and Heart Health – Is Cayenne a Cure For Heart Disease?

Cayenne pepper is one of the most powerful and beneficial herbs known to mankind, but unfortunately very few know of its efficacy. Cayenne pepper and heart health should be synonymous for anyone with heart disease or cardiovascular issues but it is not. Due to the power and might of Big Pharma and their unholy alliance with the United States government, many Americans are simply unaware of natural herbs that can dramatically improve their heart health.

“If this is true, then why haven’t the masses heard of it?” you may ask. A fair question. In a word, money. Literally billions of dollars have been spent on heart disease care and research, not to mention the billions on pharmaceutical drugs fighting cholesterol.

In fact, the number-one-selling drug in the US is Lipitor — ostensibly sold to reduce cholesterol and by extension heart disease. Cayenne could eliminate all that and that is why the medical establishment doesn’t want people to know about it.

Before discussing the benefits of cayenne pepper and heart health however, let’s consider the result of the billions that have been “invested” in the name of curing heart disease for if there is one fundamental criterion by which government and medical institutional spending should be judged, it should be by the results.

According to a May 25th, 2006 report by the BBC, heart disease is the biggest killer in the United Kingdom. Across the pond in the United States, the National Heart Foundation says, “Coronary heart disease is the single greatest cause of death for both men and women in the US, eclipsing all other causes, including cancer and lung diseases. Every year more than 479,000 Americans die of coronary heart disease.”

Clearly, the current allopathic (traditional Western medicine) approach is lacking.

The unholy collusion between government, pharmaceutical interests and institutional medicine, with its powerful financial influence, pervades nearly every facet of society. Homeopathic medicine is not only derided but persecuted and even criminalized while allopathic medicine is deified as the only way to health.

In reality, the joining of the best of allopathic and homeopathic interventions would be ideal, but for that to happen, results would have to be the final arbiter as to an intervention’s effectiveness, not corporate and governmental interests.

Background Info

So, what is cayenne? You probably recognize its name as a potent condiment often used in cooking, but its value lies well beyond its culinary uses. It is an herb that is nothing short of amazing.

It is a multi-talented herb that is also known, although obliquely so, as African red pepper, American red pepper, Spanish pepper, capsicum, and bird pepper. Cayenne is derived from two related plants. Specifically, the American variety (Capsicum minimum) is distinguished from its African counterpart the African birdseye cayenne (Capsicum fastigiatum) although both are highly beneficial to man. The African birdseye cayenne is the most pungent with small, yellowish red pods while the American variety is distinguished with its herb-sized plants and larger fruit or pods.

The food value …

Symbols of Anarchy

There are many symbols of anarchism including cats that have been used over the years to identify and rally supporters for a cause. The cause is usually a protest or political movement against current conditions. With the increase in anti-globalization recently, the symbols of anarchy are starting to reappear.

The black cat was designed by Ralph Chaplin, a prominent figure of the IWW, also known as the Wobblies. The movement started in 1905 and continued through the early 1920’s until it was suppressed by the Justice Department under J. Edgar Hoover. It signified wildcat strikes and radical unionism. The symbol has also been associated with witchcraft, bad omens and death.

The black flag has been a symbol of anarchy since the 1880s. It symbolizes defiance and opposition to surrender. The flag has been used by groups opposed to representation. The black flag has also been used in many protests against oppression. It was used by pirates to indicate the lives of a crew would be spared if they surrendered. It was also used during the French and Russian Revolutions by certain protest groups. It is still used today by anarchical movements.

The circled A, where the A stands for anarchy, is one of the best known present day symbols. It was developed by Giuseppe Fanelli, a Freemason, in 1868 and later adopted as a symbol of anarchy. The symbol became a part of the punk rock movement in the 1970’s. It was used by the band, Sex Pistols, to signify the punk rock style of music. Although used as a marketing ploy, it increased the awareness of anarchy.

The black cross is a symbol representing a movement to eliminate all prisons. The symbol originated in Russia to support political prisoners. It was adopted by anarchists to signify unity of purpose. The cross was modified from the symbol for the Red Cross to avoid confusion with the Red Cross. It has been associated with black power, women’s lib, youth power and the American Indian Movement.

Known as a symbol of piracy, the jolly roger or the skull and cross bones has gained popularity as a symbol of anarchy. Originally used by the Libertatain pirates, it signifies a pirate’s way of life free from repressive societies. It has gained popularity with many anarchical movements.

The anarchist symbol, circled A, with a V represents the political philosophy of animal liberation. The philosophy also known as veganism excludes the use of animals for food, clothing or other uses. It was popularized in 1995 by Brian Dominick and is used by animal rights groups. People who actively support this movement are against killing any animal and have strict vegetarian diets.

Other symbols of anarchy not shown above are the wooden shoe, black rose and bisected flags and stars. Each symbol has been used to represent a political movement or protest throughout the world. Depending on the cause, an organization will adapt or create a symbol that best represents it’s philosophy.…

The Law of Attraction Secret – How To Manifest Your Desires

What is the Law of Attraction secret that everyone is talking about? According to Abraham (a collection of spiritual beings channeled through author, Esther Hicks) the Law of Attraction is defined as “that which is like unto itself is drawn”. In other words, like attracts like, or you attract everything that you’re in harmonious vibration with.

You are the cause of all that occurs in your life. According to the Law of Attraction, you attracted into your life all things, circumstances and events. So whatever happens, you had at least some role in it. Now that’s a bitter pill to swallow for most of us initially until we understand that we truly are the co-creators of our lives. This means without exception, we brought it upon ourselves through our thoughts, feelings and actions. Nothing merely shows up, without cause. You attract it all like a magnet. That’s the Law of Attraction secret. No one else has the power to attract what comes to you. Whatever you think and feel repeatedly will manifest in your life by the universal Law of Attraction.

Whatever you think about you bring about. Your thoughts and feelings attract back to you people, circumstances, events and “things” that correspond with those thoughts and feelings. If you feel like you’re living in poverty, you cannot attract riches. If you feel lonely, you cannot attract an abundance of friends. If you feel overweight, you cannot a slimmer figure.

If you don’t like your results, change your thoughts. That’s where it all begins. That’s the great Law of Attraction secret. If you don’t like what you have, change what’s creating it. Change your thoughts and feelings and everything about you changes. You project a higher vibration, which by law will return to you all things that are in alignment with that vibration. Create the life that you want and allow others to do the same.

Pay attention to your thoughts and feelings. Since you attract the essence of what you’re thinking about and feeling, it’s essential that you monitor your thoughts and how you feel at any moment in time. Are you thinking about what you want… or what you don’t want? Are you feeling good or bad? It all starts there. Whatever you’re focused on, the Law of Attraction secret is responding accordingly.

Focus intensifies the strength of a thought. The more you think about what you want — the more power you give to your goal and the faster it tends to materialize.

You are the Power. Raymond Douglas Stanford said “You are the only problem you will ever have and baby, you are the only solution.” The Law of Attraction states that you determine your experience in life. Take responsibility for it. Set your intentions and stick with them. Begin to look for evidence of their arrival and you will find them. That’s the Law of Attraction secret.…

Patent Administration in India

The administration of patent related matters in India is looked after by Patents and Trademarks Office. This office comes under the purview of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, which falls under the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. The Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks is responsible for administrative processes related to Intellectual Property Rights including Patents. There are four patent offices located at four different places in India to facilitate filing of patent applications among Indian researchers and scientists. The head office of Patents is located at Kolkata whereas Brand offices are located at Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai.

These four offices have jurisdiction over different states of the country. The hierarchy of Patent office includes Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks who is supported by Senior Joint Controller of patents and Designs. Joint Controller of Patents and Designs reports to Senior Joint Controller. Joint controller monitors the functions of Deputy Controllers who monitors Assistant controller of Patents, Designs and Trademarks.

The examination of patent applications is carried out by Patent Examiners. The government of India has set up a Patent Information System (PIS) at Nagpur that provides services for patents and patent search. PIS provides information to researchers and scientists. Intellectual Property Training Institute (IPTI) was established in 2002. IPTI imparts training to personnel engaged in the field of Intellectual Property and also conducts awareness programs for attorney and researchers.

Patent Office conducts Patent Agent examination twice a year. A successful candidate then can work as an approved Patent agent. The examination is conducted at Head Office and Three regional office. …