Today marks a very exciting day as we launch the new and improved Pundit Press. We have joined forces with High Plains Pundit to design a new website to provide our readers with even more news and information.

Here is the link that will direct you to the new Pundit Press website: http://thepunditpress.com/

This new partnership will also include all 3 of Danny R. Butcher's (aka High Plains Pundit) internet radio shows, Nightly Review, The Danny R. Butcher Show, and Sunday Night Sports Talk.

A special thank you to all of the Pundit Press readers out there for your continued support. We are very excited about what the future holds for Pundit Press, and we hope that you continue with us on this journey.

Monday, April 28, 2014

An Informed Consumer on Bus Travel

Public transportation can be a great benefit to people from across the public strata. Private bus travel opens up large areas of the country for travel at relatively cheap prices. When you are considering traveling, either one can be a good option to get around and travel with large groups of people. With an overhead storage, sometimes you can get around with all that you need. With so many options out there, it may make sense to travel through such a manner and even advantageous to do so.

However, sometimes there are issues that are not always seen. Sometimes they are more tangible, like tardiness or other similar conditions. Sometimes there is overbooking or expensive tickets. However, there are also accidents that can cause injury or even death. Do not put yourself or your family in such a position. Do not be taken advantage of and definitely avoid any issue that could lead to injury. And if injured, make sure that you are properly represented. Bus accidents happen and you should be prepared. If you or someone you love are affected by such a situation, you need someone trained and experienced to fight for you. When you have a good attorney to go to bat for you, you can get what you deserve. Don't allow a bus company or municipality to take advantage of you-- know your rights and get on the right page.

The Aftermath of Bicycle Accidents

When trouble strikes, you may not be ready for it. Some times there are issues that come out of nowhere and cause trouble that could follow you for years. You should not let problems or accidents affect your life or how you can deal with your hobbies. If you are an avid sportsperson with many different interests, you may enjoy biking. Whether you own a mountain bike or if you like to just take a stroll around the area, biking can be a hobby enjoyed by any age group.

Any use of vehicles can bring dangers. Riding a bicycle can be great fun and exercise and an activity for the whole family. However, there are reckless drivers and even other bicyclists that do not pay attention. Injury on bicycles can be especially dangerous, especially when dealing with an automobile. Bicycle accidents are a major issue no matter how healthy or well trained you are on a bike. Make sure that you are covered in a situation like this. Have an advocate that will make sure that you are taken care of. If you are injured or out of work, you need to make sure that you are adequately covered. Don't accept no for an answer and get back on the bike!

Injuries and Your Options

Life is not always safe. Sometimes there are issues that cannot be foreseen and come seemingly out of nowhere. When you make sure that you are well protected at home, there are still issues in the workplace, on the road, and in many places that you visit. When you have to deal with such issues you are always at risk-- who to trust, how to deal with the consequences of actions? Make sure that you are protected and not taken advantage of.

What if you are injured-- at the workplace or on the road, or even just walking in the park? You need to make sure that you have someone to look out for you. If you are not careful, you could pass up important aspects of how to deal with such a situation. When such an event happens, you may not be in the best situation to make decisions. That is why you need a good personal injury attorney to protect you and let you know your rights. With the right person on your side, you will be in a much better situation to make decisions that will affect you for the rest of your life. If a person is experienced and committed to your case, you will be able to be safer and better off in your future. What could be more important than that?

Dealing with Truck Accidents and their Aftermath

Life can be a very fluid thing. It is amazing, dangerous, and exhilarating at the same time. At times, the aspects of life create both benefits and problems that every person has to deal with. A benefit that some are able to purchase is the purchase of a truck that one can be proud of. For any task-- work, to show off, or just to have, a truck can be a major source of pride. Perhaps you drive one for work owned by someone else. Still, no matter why you drive or own, you want to make sure that you are as safe as possible and ready for any issue.

But what if something goes wrong? If you are involved in an accident in your truck or the truck of someone else, you need to make sure that you are protected. You must make sure that you are covered with anything that you can get, especially if you are injured or if the case is entering into a civil or legal court. You need to make sure that in the case of truck accidents, you have the proper legal representation. An attorney that is specialized in their field and has the proper training can make all of the difference. There are cases where precedent plays such a large role in making sure that people involved in accidents are taken care of. When you are in a situation needs help-- make sure you know who to turn to.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Top Video Effect Apps For All Platforms

The ability to capture video is readily accessible to almost everyone with today’s constantly evolving
technology. No matter which type of video device you are using, you can find some great video editing
applications with different video effects on the market. Whether you want to edit on a desktop
computer, through the internet, or on your smartphone or tablet, there are apps available that can give
your videos a professional look. Here are five of the best apps available for any platform.

1. Adobe Premiere Element

Adobe is a recognizable brand that is credited with creating several popular editing programs, from the
photo editor Photoshop, to website developer Dreamweaver. Although it’s more expensive than the
others, it produces quality professional results. Because it has so many options and features, it can more
difficult to use, but the final product is well worth the time.
Adobe Premier Element features sound effects and music tracks, Hollywood style effects, and animated
titles. You can also format your videos for HD-TV and export to AVCHD, and optimize your videos for
viewing on any screen, including smartphones and tablets.

2. Wondershare Video Editor

Wondershare Video Editor works with just about any computer and is super easy to use. It’s comparable
to professional industry software, and is one of the most user friendly and effective editing apps
available. Smart Scene Detection software is exclusive to Wondershare and intelligently splits the
video into segments for you. With Wondershare you can conveniently add voiceover and separate the
audio and video tracks. Another great feature of this editor is the option to create a close up from any
portion of your video, and you have the option to apply jump cuts, credits and titles, and transition
effects. The picture in picture video capability is a unique feature that isn’t standard with other editors.
Wondershare Video Editor is available at http://www.wondershare.com/video-editor/.

3. Cinefy

Cinefy’s easy to use interface allows you to drag and drop your video clips and simply add music and
animations. Available through the App Store, Cinefy offers downloadable effects packages that include
everything from titles, overlays, and special sounds.

4. YouTube Video Editor

Not only can you share your videos via YouTube, you can also edit them. YouTube offers a basic video
editor that allows you the ability to change the music, clip and trim the video, or add private e label
rights music as background tracks. This is a decent video editor for small projects, and is very easy to use
for even the most inexperienced users.

5. Vidify

Vidify instantly transforms your basic videos into high quality movies set to music. Either provide your
own music or select from a wide list of provided tracks and create your own music video. Like Cinefy,
this app is available via Apple’s App Store and is for use on your iPhone or iPad. Vidify uses a specially
designed algorithm to choose clips from your video and strategically strings them together in a matter of

Sunday, January 12, 2014

What To Do If You Are Accused of DUI

For those who have been recently charged with a DUI, it is no lightweight charge you can just dismiss on your own. DUI charges are extremely serious charges - they can result in jail time.

DUIs are frequently given for those under the influence of alcohol, but this is a misconception. Any consciousness-changing material that will leave one incapable of driving, including prescription drugs, is considered DUI. DUI charges were once considered comparatively mild violations, but this has transformed in recent decades. Now, a DUI charge requires the help of a criminal lawyer in every case - even if it is your first violation.

When you are pulled over for suspicion of DUI: Cooperate, but exercise your right to remain silent. If you're pulled over for suspicion of DUI, the authorities will typically offer you a number of field sobriety evaluations (reciting the alphabet, walking heel to toe for many measures) that will help "show" or "disprove" your present state of intoxication/deterioration. Generally speaking, most lawyers recommend that you NOT take the field sobriety test. This is because many of the tests are so hard, and so open to interpretation, that they will most likely hurt your chances of being set free. It is much better to take a breathalyzer test.

Work with all the authorities and follow their directions, but *promptly* exercise your right to remain silent should you be put under arrest and read your Miranda rights. Don't say anything additional to anyone and hire a criminal attorney who understands DUI. He or she'll guide you on the most appropriate course of action at that point.

You'll need a skilled criminal lawyer on your side, from the very start of your own case! If you're innocent of your DUI charges, you might believe you don't need a criminal attorney. Sadly, this is simply not accurate. It's no mistake that when you are read your Miranda rights, you're told, "Anything you say can and will likely be utilized against you in a court of law." That holds true if you're innocent, too. For example, you must *never* give cops interviews unless your attorney exists. He or she'll shelter you from making errors that could undermine your case and perhaps even result in real conviction despite your innocence.

Criminal lawyers will guide you through court procedures, and shield your rights. When you go to court, it’s not just about deciding your innocence or guilty. It’s about which side presents the most powerful, and convincing case. Will the prosecutor establish their case and "win," or will your criminal lawyer?

When you have an experienced criminal lawyer on your side in court, you've got the most effective weapon potential to get your DUI charges dismissed. Your attorney will present the facts of your case to the judge or jury compellingly, succinctly, and certainly. The prosecutor will also do his or her best to try and establish your guilt, but in skilled hands, the facts speak quantities. A seasoned criminal lawyer can help you establish your innocence and place this behind you.

Getting a DUI is not only stressful, but also expensive. The expenses come from not just posting bail, and paying legal fees, but also from taking off time from your job to fulfill your sentence. The national average cost of a DUI is around $10,000 – but can be higher, depending on the severity.

 For example, in a state like New York, the average cost of a first time DUI can range from $6000 to $10000

Here are some of the costs you’ll have to endure in a state like New York

1. Minimum Fine - $500

2. Auto Insurance Increase, $2600 - $6000

3. Penalty Assessment $175

4. State Restitution Fund - $100

5. Alcohol abuse Education Fund - $50

6. Blood/Breath Testing Fee - $37

7. Jail Cite and Release Fee - $10

8. Driving/Alcohol Awareness School - $175

9. License Reissue Fee $75

10. Attorney Fees (average) - $4000 If you're guilty and/or certainly are a "repeat offender"

Eventually, if you're guilty of your DUI charges and/or have previous DUI convictions, a criminal attorney will make sure that you are represented correctly on your trial and can work to reduce or dismiss any unjust charges, so that you're guaranteed the very best results possible. In many cases, if you are previously convicted of a DUI offense, it will be much harder to prevent a conviction. If it’s your third or fourth time, you will probably go to jail, assuming you are guilty.

About The Author

James Denton, is a SEO blogger for the criminal defense law firm of Raiser & Kenniff, PC. The partners at Raiser & Kenniff, PC, are legal commentators, appearing on news channels such as FOX, and more. If you’d like to learn more about Raiser & Kenniff, PC – visit http://www.nyccriminallawyers.com

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