You may think you are discreet about your political views. But Facebook, the world’s largest social media network, has come up with its own determination of your political leanings, based on your activity on the site. And now, it is easy to find out how Facebook has categorized you — as very liberal or very conservative, or somewhere in between.
Try this (it works best on your desktop computer): Go to facebook.com/ads/preferences on your browser. (You may have to log in to Facebook first.) That will bring you to a page with your ad preferences. Under the “Interests” header, click the “Lifestyle and Culture” tab.
Then look for a box titled “US Politics.” In parentheses, it will describe how Facebook has categorized you, such as liberal, moderate or conservative.
Subject: “It Is Well With My Soul”
The song “It Is Well With My Soul” was written by a successful Christian lawyer. He had two girls and a wife and the family planned a summer trip to go overseas. Since he had a lot of work to do, he sent his family and decided to follow them later. He heard the news while on the following ship that another ship had capsized and he knew that his family was there since they mentioned the name of the ship.
On His return home, his Law firm was burned down and the insurance refused to pay, they said “It’s An Act Of God”. He had no money to pay for his house and no work, he also lost his house. Then while sitting and thinking what’s happening to him, being a spiritual person, he wrote a song – whatever my Lord, you have taught me to say – It is well, it is well with my soul. My dear friend, a good attitude will determine your altitude. When you look at your life, career, job or family life, what do you say? Do you praise God? Do you blame the devil? A good attitude towards God makes Him move on your behalf.
Just sit down and say, Today God, it is well with my soul, I am thankful I had a peaceful sleep, I am thankful I am alive with possibilities, I am thankful I have a roof over me, I am thankful I have a job, I am thankful that I have Family and Friends. Above all, I am thankful that I have the Lord Jesus Christ on my side. Be blessed and don’t be envious or shocked when others are prospering because you don’t know what they have been through to get there (test, trials and tribulation) so thank God for what you have. “Little is much when God is in it.
It Is Well With My Soul!
Q. Are landlords impacted by the Executive Order issued by Governor Edwards?
A. Executive Order No. JBE 2016-57 was issued by Governor Edwards on August 17, 2016 (copy at http://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/ExecutiveOrders/JBE16-57.pdf), and amends Executive Order No. JBE 2016-53 by further providing that nothing in the Executive Order shall be interpreted to prohibit an owner of immovable property from: (i) reclaiming rental property, if abandoned, as provided by law; or (ii) entering rental property to make necessary repairs, as provided by law. In short, the Executive Order does not prohibit property managers and landlords from retaking possession of abandoned rental property or repairing rental property, if allowed by Louisiana law. Whether or not a tenant has abandoned rental property is determined on a case-by-case basis. Generally, abandonment requires both the tenant to actually abandon the rental property, and for the tenant to intend to abandon—and not return to—the rental property. Mansur v. Cox, 898 So.2d 446 (La. Ct. App. 1 Cir. 2004).
Q. What about “Act of God” or “Fortuitous Events” provisions in contracts, including Purchase Agreements?
A. Many contracts contain provisions specifying remedies or expanded timelines in the event that a natural disaster (or “Act of God” or “Fortuitous Event”) occurs which prohibits the parties from completing the transaction. The term “Fortuitous Event” is used interchangeably by Louisiana courts with the term “force majeure”, and is defined as an event that prevents someone from fulfilling a contract that, at the time the contract was made, could not have been reasonably foreseen. The Louisiana Civil Code articles addressing “Fortuitous Events” do not specifically suspend the performance of contracts upon the happening of a Fortuitous Event or disaster. In the absence of a specific provision in a contract changing deadlines or suspending delays for “Fortuitous Events” or “Acts of God”, deadlines generally continue to run; it is possible that the purchase agreement would be deemed expired upon the expiration of the deadline for closing, despite the occurrence of such disaster. Generally, Louisiana law does not grant purchasers in private contracts an automatic extension of time to perform such obligations in the event of a flood or natural disaster. The Louisiana Residential Agreement To Buy Or Sell (the “Purchase Agreement”) form does not include a delay or suspension of deadlines for “Acts of God” or “Fortuitous Events”.