Friday, November 27, 2015

Facebook discriminates against users posting photo of Alyan Kurdi, Alan Kurdi, Syrian boy in Turkey

Alyan Kurdi photographed by Nilüfer Demir from Turkish press agency Doğan News Agency September 2, 2015 Published under Fair Use of Copyright for education and commentary
Three year old Syrian boy Alyan Kurdi was drowned trying to get to the Greek islands. His brother Galib and mother Rehana also drowned in the fatal crossing. Only the father Abdullah survived. The photo of Alyan Kurdi's body washed ashore dead on a Turkish beach was on the cover of almost every single major newspaper in the world from the Los Angeles Times to the New York Times, Washington Post and Belfast News. Alyan became a symbol of the horrible situation for Syrian refugees trying to flee war in their country.

This photo was posted over 200,000 times on Facebook.com by various media and private users. The Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and many other media agencies posted this photo on the front of their newspapers, websites and Facebook pages. The image has been shared over 6,000,000 times on Facebook alone.

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Two individuals whom I know posted this same identical photo in the identical fashion. Their photos were deleted as "graphic violence." I posted the image and someone falsely reported it as "nudity." Facebook stated that they reviewed it and it was not nudity. That photo was not deleted but I did change my profile so only friends can view it.

One of those people then reported the identical photo posted by the Los Angeles Times, New York Times and Washington post for "graphic violence." Facebook responded that the photo was not "graphic violence" and it was not removed. Clearly this is discrimination against some people over others. I will update this article when I have more information.

The photo has also been posted by the following people, publications:

Sen John McCain displayed the photo on the Senate Floor
Los Angeles Times
New York Times
Washington Post
Wall Street Journal

Facebook reinvestigated photo and stated it was not "graphic violence." Photos were restored.

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Ben Carson, Benjamin S Carson, Republican Presidential Candidate - Lawsuits, Licenses - Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser

Ben Carson, Benjamin Solomon Carson Sr, Republican Presidential Candidate, lawsuits, licenses, complaints. Below are a few lawsuits in which Ben Carson is, was involved. He was sued as a board member, director of a medical association. Ben Carson filed claim to become his mother's legal guardian and make decisions for her. This was for a few years before she died. There are other miscellaneous lawsuits in Maryland, Vermont, other states, cities and counties.

Federal cases. There were some bankruptcy cases but they were not for Benjamin S Carson, same with criminal cases. Below are Federal civil cases. Ben Carson is listed as defendant or petitioner.

 Civil Results
Party Name Court Case NOS Date Filed Date Closed
15 Carson, Benjamin S. (dft) vaedce 2:2009cv00605
443 12/15/2009 05/26/2010
16 Carson, Benjamin (dft) ctdce 3:2001cv01763
370 09/18/2001 01/20/2005
17 Carson, Benjamin (dft) ctdce 3:1997cv02682
320 12/23/1997 01/27/2005
18 Carson, Benjamin S, Sr (dft) wawdce 2:2008cv01450
850 09/29/2008 06/10/2011
19 Carson, Benjamin S, Sr (dft) wawdce 2:2009cv00893
160 06/29/2009 08/12/2009
20 Carson, Benjamin (dft) vaedce 1:2000cv02004
365 12/01/2000 06/18/2001
21 CARSON, BENJAMIN (pet) cofce 1:1990vv02984
408 10/01/1990 08/10/1999

Below are Maryland cases

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The first is a tort case.

Case Information
Court System: Circuit Court for Baltimore City Civil
System
Case Number: 24C10002173
Title: Karly C Bailey vs Benjamin S Carson MD, et al
Case Type: Other Tort Filing Date: 03/15/2010
Case Status: Closed/Active
Case Disposition: Summary Judgement Disposition Date: 06/15/2015
Plaintiff/Petitioner Information
(Each Plaintiff/Petitioner is displayed below)
Party Type: Plaintiff Party No.: 1
Name: Bailey, Karly C
Address: 7012 Greenbrier Drive
City: SeminoleLargo
State: FL Zip Code: 33777
Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff/Petitioner
Name: Brennan, Stephan Y
Appearance Date: 03/25/2010
Practice Name: Iliff & Meredith, P.C.
Address: 8055 Ritchie Highway
Patriots Plaza Suite 201
City: Pasadena State: MD Zip Code: 21122
Name: Wildberger, Esq, David J
Appearance Date: 03/25/2010
Practice Name: Iliff & Meredith, P.C.
Address: Patriots Plaza, Suite 201
8055 Ritchie Highway
City: Pasadena State: MD Zip Code: 21122
Name: Meredith, Esq, Kathleen Howard
Appearance Date: 03/25/2010
Practice Name: Iliff, Meredith, Wildberger & Bernnan, P.C.
Address: Patriots Plaza #201#
203
8055 Ritchie Highway
City: Pasadena State: MD Zip Code: 21122
(Each Defendant/Respondent is displayed below)
Party Type: Defendant Party No.: 1
Name: Carson, MD, Benjamin S
Address: 600 North Wolfe Street
City: Baltimore State: MD Zip Code: 21205
Attorney(s) for the Defendant/Respondent
Name: Smith, Esq, Jonathan
Appearance Date: 05/27/2010
Practice Name: Piper Rudnick LLP
Address: 6225 Smith Avenue
City: Baltimore State: MD Zip Code: 212093600
Name: Peterson, Esq, Joseph M
Appearance Date: 05/03/2010
Practice Name: DLA Piper, LLP (US)
Address: 6225 Smith Ave
City: Baltimore State: MD Zip Code: 21209
Party Type: Defendant Party No.: 2
Business or Organization Name: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Address: 600 North Wolfe Street
City: Baltimore State: MD Zip Code: 21205
Attorney(s) for the Defendant/Respondent
Name: Peterson, Esq, Joseph M
Appearance Date: 05/03/2010
Practice Name: DLA Piper, LLP (US)
Address: 6225 Smith Ave
City: Baltimore State: MD Zip Code: 21209
Name: Smith, Esq, Jonathan
Appearance Date: 05/27/2010
Practice Name: Piper Rudnick LLP
Address: 6225 Smith Avenue
City: Baltimore State: MD Zip Code: 212093600
Court Scheduling Information
Event Type: Motion Hearing (Civil) Notice Date

The second is when Ben Carson tried to and did indeed get legal guardianship of his mother who then died. I have the full files but they are too lengthy to post.

Court System: Circuit Court for Baltimore City Civil
System
Case Number: 24T11000192
Title: In the Matter of: Sonya Carson
Case Type: GuardianshipPerson
& PropertyAdult
Disabled Filing Date: 06/20/2011
Case Status: Open/Active
Plaintiff/Petitioner Information
(Each Plaintiff/Petitioner is displayed below)
Party Type: Petitioner Party No.: 1
Business or Organization Name: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Address: 600 N. Wolfe St.
City: Baltimore State: MD Zip Code: 21287
Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff/Petitioner
Name: Drager, Esq, Arthur L
Appearance Date: 06/20/2011
Practice Name: Law Office Of Arthur L Drager LLC
Address: One North Charles Street
Suite 1200
City: Baltimore State: MD Zip Code: 21201
Defendant/Respondent Information
(Each Defendant/Respondent is displayed below)
Party Type: Respondent Party No.: 1
Name: Carson, Sonya
Attorney(s) for the Defendant/Respondent
Name: Harby, Esq, Shawn R
Appearance Date: 06/20/2011
Practice Name:
Address: 309 S. Conkling Street
City: Baltimore State: MD Zip Code: 21224

Below is information from his medical license.

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Maryland Board of Physicians Practitioner Profile System
This data was extracted on 11/23/2015
CARSON, BENJAMIN SOLOMON
License and Education
License No.: D29431
Accepts Medicaid: No
Graduated: 1977
License Status: Expired
Date License Issued: 06/07/1983
License Expiration: 09/30/2014
Primary Practice Setting
Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 N Wolfe
Harvey 811
Baltimore
MD 212878811
Public Address
600 N Wolfe St
Harvey 811
BALTIMORE
MD 212878811
Graduated from: UNIV OF MI MED SCH
Known Disciplinary Actions by any state medical



Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

Mary Cummins, Mary K. Cummins, Mary Katherine Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb, Mary, Cummins, Cobb, real estate, appraiser, appraisal, instructor, teacher, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Brentwood, Bel Air, California, licensed, permitted, single family, condo, pud, hud, fannie mae, freddie mac, uspap, certified, residential, certified resident, apartment building, multi-family, commercial, industrial, expert witness, civil, criminal, orea, dre, insurance, bonded, experienced, bilingual, spanish, english, form, 1004, 2055, land, raw, acreage, vacant, insurance, cost, income approach, market analysis, comparative, theory, appraisal theory, cost approach, sales, matched pairs, plot, plat, map, diagram, photo, photographs, photography, rear, front, street, subject, comparable, sold, listed, active, pending, expired, cancelled, listing, mls, multiple listing service, claw, themls,

Monday, November 16, 2015

Charlton Heston home at 2659 Coldwater Cyn, Beverly Hills, California 90210 - Mary Cummins Real Estate Appraiser

Charlton Heston's estate has put his long time home at 2659 Coldwater Canyon, Beverly Hills, California 90210 on the market for $12.2 million. It will most likely be a tear down as it's an older home on a large desirable flag lot. I met him a couple of time. Real nice guy.

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Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

Mary Cummins, Mary K. Cummins, Mary Katherine Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb, Mary, Cummins, Cobb, real estate, appraiser, appraisal, instructor, teacher, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Brentwood, Bel Air, California, licensed, permitted, single family, condo, pud, hud, fannie mae, freddie mac, uspap, certified, residential, certified resident, apartment building, multi-family, commercial, industrial, expert witness, civil, criminal, orea, dre, insurance, bonded, experienced, bilingual, spanish, english, form, 1004, 2055, land, raw, acreage, vacant, insurance, cost, income approach, market analysis, comparative, theory, appraisal theory, cost approach, sales, matched pairs, plot, plat, map, diagram, photo, photographs, photography, rear, front, street, subject, comparable, sold, listed, active, pending, expired, cancelled, listing, mls, multiple listing service, claw, themls,

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Real meaning of real estate euphemisms, jargon, lingo - Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser, Real Estate Appraisal

I've been in the real estate business for over 30 years. I have probably heard all of the real estate "euphemisms." I wrote this short list of real estate lingo for first time buyers. Remember the person writing the ad only wants to sell the property so they can make money. They are not trying to accurately describe the property. This is why it's sometimes helpful to get your own appraisal by someone experienced. We don't look at the ads. We investigate the actual property. Feel free to add your own in the comments.

"Starter home" Shitty, tiny, run down house in a bad neighborhood but it's all you can afford

 "Ocean view" If you tear down all the houses and trees in front of you, stand on a tall ladder on the roof with binoculars, you might see a sliver of the ocean on a super clear day

 "Just needs a little TLC. Architect delight. Handyman dream" You'll need a bulldozer and demolition permit

"Pride of ownership" They covered Uncle Mike who was passed out naked on the couch with a blanket before they took the photos

"Cosmetic" Looks like crap but nothing a few hundred grand can't fix

"Vintage" Nope, just old and run down

"Turn Key Condition" "Just bring your toothbrush" If you don't mind roughing it before you renovate it

"Water front" There was a lake there 100 years ago before they built the dam upstream

"Motivated Seller" Agent knows it's worth a lot less but seller refuses to lower the damn price

"Bring your decorator" Only if he has a jack hammer, blow torch and contractors license

"Easy access to freeway" Home is located within spitting distance of the freeway on ramp.

"Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed - buyer to verify" We lied about everything

"Eclectic neighborhood" Wedged between Skid Row and gang territory next to the railroad tracks

"Security windows. New alarm system" The last owners were robbed...and killed

"Probate" (see above)

"Cozy, intimate, efficient, compact, cottage, modest, quaint" Teeny tiny, itsy bitsy, made for hobbits

"Up and coming area, redevelopment, revitalization, urban renewal" Gang infested, homeless will sleep and vomit on your porch. Last owner was shot in a random drive by

"As is" Agent knows it has major structural problems, doesn't want to disclose, also doesn't want to get sued...again

"Great potential" If you bulldoze it and build a new home

"Light and bright" Everything is painted white in the hopes it'll look bigger than it is. It doesn't

"Lots of living space" If you don't mind living in the garage, patio or low attic

"Rural" Smells like horses, cows and chicken shit

"Low maintenance yard" It's been cemented over but there are a few weeds growing through some cracks in the cement

"Lots of possibilities" Possibilities such as tear down or tax write off as a loss

"Meticulously maintained" Original kitchen and baths. Never remodeled

"New AC" They replaced the filter three years ago, maybe

"Recently updated" Meth house fire. Owner died. Relative paid a day laborer $50 to paint it white before putting a "for sale" sign in the window

"Retro decor" Avocado colored appliances. Paisley velvet wallpaper. Shag carpeting...on the walls

"Turnkey" Owner will not remove old worthless furniture. You'll have to pay someone to take it to the dump

"Walking distance" If you enjoy five mile walks

"Easy access" Located on a major highway with lots of traffic

"Country living, private, secluded, quiet, tucked away, getaway, hideaway" You should shop at Costco because you'll only want to make the 100 mile drive to town once a month

"Cozy, larger than it looks" Size of a match box, built for little people with no kids, pets, furniture or personal belongings

"Easy-care yard" No yard

"Drought friendly landscaping" Gravel and a cement garden gnome. Gnome is extra

"Close to schools, convenient to, close to, accessible" Too close to something undesirable. Faces playground where parents dump their loud kids at 7:00 am and don't pick them up until night fall. Street people make loud sexy times on the playground equipment at night.

"Old world" Just means old and run down

"Garden level" Basement

"Full of character, custom, unique, interesting" Toilet in the kitchen. Bunk beds in the hallway. Bizarre and totally undesirable

"Artist community, bohemian, funky" Homeless people crashed here for two years with no windows or doors. Nothing is to code or permitted.

"One of a kind" Because making another one like it would be just plain stupid

"Rustic" Run down. Used to be a hippy commune in the '70's.

"Comfortable, laid back" Was a crash pad for druggies and wild animals.

"Original" Original plumbing, electrical, kitchen, bath, appliances (if any)

"Open concept" Unfinished as owner/contractor ran out of money

"Great location near nightlife" You live directly above, next to a loud bar. Expect to step around used condoms and passed out drunks in the morning

"Second bathroom" Guys don't mind peeing in the yard...or pool

"Off the beaten path" Your friends, delivery people will never find the place even with GPS.

"Close to shopping" People will camp out on your lawn for black Friday sales

"They don't make them like this anymore" ...for a very good reason

"Updated kitchen" They changed the cabinet knobs or shelf paper

"Diamond in the rough. Great bones. Renovator's delight" Property was red tagged as uninhabitable, surrounded by caution tape.

"Don't disturb the tenants" We don't want them to tell you how horrible this place really is. They're also violent.

"Newly remodeled kitchen" New $20 kitchen faucet from Home Depot. Fresh paper towel roll

"Desirable neighborhood" Bunch of uppity snobs live here who will report you for everything

"Efficiency kitchen" Used to be the hallway

"Historical house" Any change you want to make must be approved by a committee of eight old ladies that meet once every six months. They hate all newcomers

"City living" Do not walk around outside even in the day time. It's not safe

"Bonus room" Unlivable odd shaped room not built to code or with permits. You'll probably have to tear it down

"High ceilings" Expect high heating and cooling bills

Feel free to add your own in the comments

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

Mary Cummins, Mary K. Cummins, Mary Katherine Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb, Mary, Cummins, Cobb, real estate, appraiser, appraisal, instructor, teacher, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Brentwood, Bel Air, California, licensed, permitted, single family, condo, pud, hud, fannie mae, freddie mac, uspap, certified, residential, certified resident, apartment building, multi-family, commercial, industrial, expert witness, civil, criminal, orea, dre, insurance, bonded, experienced, bilingual, spanish, english, form, 1004, 2055, land, raw, acreage, vacant, insurance, cost, income approach, market analysis, comparative, theory, appraisal theory, cost approach, sales, matched pairs, plot, plat, map, diagram, photo, photographs, photography, rear, front, street, subject, comparable, sold, listed, active, pending, expired, cancelled, listing, mls, multiple listing service, claw, themls,