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Reel Roy Reviews: “Why do they need a wall?” War for the Planet of the Apes

Reel Roy Reviews: “Why do they need a wall?” War for the Planet of the Apes

| July 24, 2017

“Why do they need a wall?” War for the Planet of the Apes by Roy Sexton (Reel Roy Reviews) [Image source: Wikipedia] “This is a holy war … it will become a planet of apes, and we will become your cattle.” – The Colonel (Woody Harrelson) to ape leader Caesar (Andy Serkis) in War for the […]

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Dear Christine, Perplexed in Pontiac

Dear Christine, Perplexed in Pontiac

| July 24, 2017

Dear Christine, My wife’s family is horrible. They voted for Trump, they call black people, colored or the N word or worse, they are homophobic, although they have given that a bit of a rest since I’ve been around, they love the idea of a Muslim ban and want the wall to be built. You […]

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Ask the Lawyer by Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

Ask the Lawyer by Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| July 22, 2017

CAN I COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS AT THE SAME TIME? QUESTION: I’ve been out of work, looking for a job for a couple of months. I will be eligible for Social Security next week, when I turn 66. Can I continue to collect unemployment if I’m receiving Social Security? ANSWER: Yes, under […]

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Dear Christine, Explaining in Ecorse

Dear Christine, Explaining in Ecorse

| July 17, 2017

Dear Christine, My partner and I are a lesbian couple and very active in the LGBT community. Recently I’ve been questioning my gender identity and I’m thinking seriously of transitioning from female to male gender. I’m not sure how to explain my gender changes. I was always more of the tomboy type. I’m coming to […]

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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| July 17, 2017

COLLEGE TELLS MOM HER SON’S RECORDS ARE OFF LIMITS QUESTION: My son started taking college classes right after graduating from High School. He has suffered from Attention Deficit Disorder and has a couple of health concerns, so I called the college to see how he is doing. They refused to give me any information. I’m […]

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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| July 10, 2017

IS BOSS RESPONSIBLE FOR BLACK SUPERVISOR’S DISCRIMINATION? QUESTION: I recently dismissed one of my employees, a white man, after he received numerous write-ups from his supervisor, a black woman. The guy challenged his discharge and is now suing the firm for discrimination, claiming his supervisor was prejudiced against him because of his race and sex. […]

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Dear Christine, Annoyed in Adrian

Dear Christine, Annoyed in Adrian

| July 10, 2017

Dear Christine, I’ve had the same best friend since middle school. We share a lot and even came out together. We dated briefly but settled into an amazing friendship. We really enjoy each others company. I’ve been in a long term relationship for years and my partner also gets along great with my best friend. […]

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Reel Roy Reviews – Spider-Man: Homecoming

Reel Roy Reviews – Spider-Man: Homecoming

| July 9, 2017

[Image source: Wikipedia] “Spider-Man,  Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can. Spins a web, any size. Catches thieves, just like flies. Look out! Here comes the Spider-Man.” …So opened the ridiculously ear-wormy theme song to the classic animated Spider-Man TV show from 1967. And in the past two decades, indeed, here came all the Spider-Men, an […]

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Dear Christine, Parenting in Pontiac

Dear Christine, Parenting in Pontiac

| July 3, 2017

Dear Christine, My partner and I have 3 kids and the oldest, a girl, just tuned 13. We are worried that she’s hanging out with the wrong crowd–older kids. She has become secretive, we’ve caught her in lies (nothing major) and she has a boyfriend. Short of locking her in the house until she’s 21, […]

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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| July 2, 2017

PREGNANT WORKER UNABLE TO DO HER JOB? QUESTION: One of my employees recently informed me she is pregnant and is not allowed to lift anything more than 25 pounds until after her baby is born. The problem is that I can’t guarantee she won’t have to lift more than 25 pounds – it’s part of […]

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