Category: General Knowledge


Rules of Debt Collection – Don’t Let ‘Em Walk All Over You!

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: November 19, 2009

In this tough economy, more and more people are finding themselves with debt problems. And things gets worse when debt collectors get aggressive. Everyone should know their rights – what is considered “fair debt collection” as defined by the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA. FDCPA prohibits debt collectors from being abusive. Note that FDCPA regulates debt collectors who work for collection agencies and does not cover debt collectors who work for the original creditor (the company that originally lent you the money). We’d like to think that most bill collectors act professionally and follow the law when contacting… Read More

Fritzl Chooses Luxury Prison – Where’s the Outrage?

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 22, 2009

Timesonline reports that per Austrian law Josef Fritzl, who was convicted of rape, murder, false imprisonment and other atrocities which he committed during the 24 years that he kept his daughter Elisabeth and the 6 surviving children that he forced her to bear in while confined in a windowless dungeon, will get to pick his poison … I mean prison. (I apologize for the long sentence but, after all, I am a lawyer and we tend to be verbose).Associated Press Video Can this horrific story get any more bizarre? 73 year old Fritzl, a creature who has no right to call… Read More

Josef Fritzl Sentenced To Life in Mental Hospital

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 19, 2009

Joseph Fritzl, the monster who imprisoned, raped and tortured his own daughter, Elisabeth, for 24 years while forcing her to bear 7 of his children, has been sentenced to life in a mental hospital — a mental hospital of HIS own choosing. In general, I’m not a punitive person. However, in these circumstances, this man should be afforded absolutely no choice as to any aspect of his life, not the least of which is where he will spend the rest of his days. He should be afforded the same choice he gave to his daughter – none. According to Timesonline: Josef… Read More

Joseph Fritzl Pleads Guilty to All Charges – He’s Still a Monster

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 18, 2009

In spite of the fact that Josef Fritzl pled guilty to ALL charges today, he remains one of the great monsters of all time. Click here, here, here, here and here to read previous, detailed postings of his horrific crimes. Please watch the CNN Video News Report below for greater details of today’s guilty plea.

Details of Elisabeth Fritzl’s Abuse at the Hands of Her Father, Josef

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 17, 2009

I am sickened by the account of Josef Fritzl’s treatment of his daughter, Elisabeth Fritzl, during the 24 years that he imprisoned her in a purposefully built cellar. This Josef Fritzl calls himself a man, a human being. I don’t perceive him as human. The horrors that he bestowed upon his daughter beginning with drugging her at age 18 in order to imprison her in the dungeon that became her 24 year torture chamber and the deceit that he so brazenly perpetrated to friends and family during that time boggle the mind and shock the conscience. Here is, in part,… Read More

Fritzl Trial Media Frenzy

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 17, 2009

The trial begins. From CNN: One of Elisabeth Fritzl’s brothers, Harald, also testified by video, a court spokesman said. The media and public have been barred from the courtroom for sensitive parts of the trial. Fritzl has pleaded guilty to incest and other charges, but denied murder and enslavement. He pleaded “partly guilty” — an option in Austrian court — to multiple charges of raping his daughter, Franz Cutka, a spokesman for the court in Landesgericht St. Poelten, said. A verdict is expected on Thursday, Cutka said. Elisabeth testified on an 11-hour videotape. Portions of the tape were played Monday, and… Read More

Toxic Mold Symptoms Affecting Your Family and You

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 15, 2009

Do You or Your Family Have Symptoms of Toxic Mold?  Our homes are our sanctuaries, our safe place in this hectic world. What if your home is sick with toxic mold? Do you suspect that your house or apartment is sick with mold? If you, your children, spouse or housemates experiencing unexplained symptoms such as Memory Loss, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Mood Swings Sore Throat, Shortness of Breath, Nosebleeds, Cough Abdominal Pain Hair Loss,Skin Rashes Fatigue Numbness or Pain in Extremities (arms, legs) Headaches Rectal Bleeding Tremors Fibromyalgia your living space may be infected with toxic mold. View Graphic Photos of Toxic Mold,… Read More

Josef Fritzl: Evil Father Goes on Trial for Crimes Against Daughter, Elisabeth

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 10, 2009

You may recall the horrific story of Elisabeth Fritzl, the Austrian woman who was held captive, raped and tortured by her father for 24 years. So many of you were incredulous at the horrific story that captured the world’s attention and sympathy. Many of my blog postings include videos and photos of the crime (thus far) of the century. There was also a link to a photo album containing nine photos of, among other things, the victim and her father. Well, the outrage continues. Josef Fritzl has admitted to his acts. He is going on trial next week for murder, incest, unlawful imprisonment and enslavement.… Read More

Lawyer Talk with Super Pat on Thai Television Network NAT TV

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: January 24, 2009

I have had the distinct pleasure of twice being the invited guest on Lawyer Talk with Super Pat on the Thai Television Network, NAT TV. Super Pat, whose full name is Pashree Sripipat, is a Thai celebrity whose vivacious and probing interview style provides her viewers with education and knowledge in a very entertaining fashion. Super Pat, the lovely lady on the right, is a renowned journalist, talk show and variety show host within the Thai community. She first asked me to appear on her show in December 2008 to discuss personal injury matters. What an incredible experience. Her focus and… Read More

Edmunds.com: Gas Guzzler Trade-In Calculator (sometimes spelled Edmonds.com)

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: August 3, 2008

ne of my favorite websites, www.edmonds.com, has added a Gas Guzzler Trade-In Calculator to its already rich car value related website! Here’s the Edmonds blurb: “You would like to save money on gas so you’re considering trading in your gas guzzler for a more fuel efficient car. This calculator shows how long will it take before you pay off the balance of a vehicle purchase and really begin saving money.” Here’s how it works: “Select the new or used fuel-efficient vehicle you would like to purchase. Edmond’s will provide the True Market Value® price and MPG for the vehicle you select. Manufacturer incentives are not included.” Incidentally, Edmonds is… Read More

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