Faith Based Judgment (Blind Faith)

by Hal Mooz 30. April 2012 16:38

Cops: Father tries to sacrifice son in cemetery

A father is in custody, accused of attempting to sacrifice his own son in a San Diego area cemetery. Joseph Ramirez, 30, took his family to Mount Hope Cemetery Saturday afternoon and told them his dead grandmother told him to sacrifice the 8-year-old boy, according to San Diego police. Officers released a report stating Ramirez had brought candles to the cemetery. When one of the candles broke, he used a piece of the broken glass to slash open his son's forearms.



Another Permanent Error Apology

by Hal Mooz 30. April 2012 12:08

Senior EPA official resigns over 'crucify' strategy with oil industry

Saying he had become a distraction, a senior Environmental Protection Agency official who used the word "crucify" to describe how the EPA enforced laws in the oil industry resigned on Monday. "My continued service will distract you and the agency," Al Armendariz said in his resignation letter to EPA chief Lisa Jackson. "I regret comments I made several years ago that do not in any way reflect my work as regional administrator," Armendariz said in his letter. Armendariz, who was head of the EPA's South Central office, came under fire from Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., who was informed of the two-year-old video last week and launched an inquiry.







Power Pressure At Work

by Hal Mooz 29. April 2012 20:08

Dad punishes kid by making her hold sign on street

Quandria Bryant's father, Donell, wanted to teach her a lesson after she was suspended from her New Bern, Fla., high school, so he devised a devious punishment. He made Bryant stand on a highway, holding a two-sided sign saying, "I have a bad attitude. I disrespect people who try to help me." Her dad hopes it will shame her straight. "She thinks it's all about her," Donell said.  "It's not." Quandria has vowed to stay out of trouble from now on. Only time will tell if she's serious, but her statement is presumably a good sign.


Permanent Errors Cannot Be Undone

by Hal Mooz 26. April 2012 07:11

Marine who criticized Obama on Facebook: I wish I could take it back

Sgt. Gary Stein, the 26-year-old Marine who learned Wednesday he would be discharged for his online comments criticizing President Barack Obama, wishes he could take it back. "People ask me, ‘Would you go back and change those words?’ I would most definitely,” Stein told “I would articulate my point better.” On March 1, Stein wrote on a closed forum for active-duty meteorologists and oceanographers that he would say "Screw Obama" and not follow all orders from him. according to Courthouse News. “Obama is the economic enemy,” he wrote in the post. “He is the religious enemy ... He is the ‘fundamentally change’ America enemy … He IS the Domestic Enemy.”







Decision with Potential Bad Outcome?

by Hal Mooz 25. April 2012 14:30

Dumb teens caught on camera after stealing cops' bait car

"If they start asking, none of us did it," one passenger in a stolen car says. That would've been a great plan, dog, if you and your friends hadn't been caught on camera stealing this police "bait car." On the dashcam video, the driver is seen swiping the car before picking up his bro-tastic friends. "I don't know, dog," he says. "I saw this car with the keys inside ... I was like, this is the car." They spent most of the joyride debating what they'd do if they got caught ("This is Grand Theft Auto, dog!"). They were pulled over 20 minutes later, but -- dog! -- the cops haven't said what charges they'll face.


Perfect Example of Permanent Error

by Hal Mooz 23. April 2012 14:09

Man posts ex-girlfriend's nude pics on Facebook, gets convicted

When he posted his ex-girlfriend's nude pictures on Facebook three months after their split, Ravshan ''Ronnie'' Usmanov, 20, probably wasn't thinking "Hey, this is my ticket to six months house arrest as the first social network-related conviction in Australian history." Similar thought probably wasn't going through the unidentified ex either when, during a happier time in their relationship, she posed for the pics: "Hey, this is my ticket to Facebook humiliation!" Yet for both, that's exactly what happened.



Perk Pressure Based Judgment - Wal-Mart

by Hal Mooz 21. April 2012 13:34

NYT: Wal-Mart hushed up vast Mexico bribery case  

Top executives focused more on damage control than on rooting out wrongdoing.

In its rush to build stores the company had paid bribes to obtain permits in virtually every corner of the country. The former executive gave names, dates and bribe amounts. He knew so much, he explained, because for years he had been the lawyer in charge of obtaining construction permits for Wal-Mart de Mexico.Wal-Mart dispatched investigators to Mexico City, and within days they unearthed evidence of widespread bribery. They found a paper trail of hundreds of suspect payments totaling more than $24 million. They also found documents showing that Wal-Mart de Mexico’s top executives not only knew about the payments, but had taken steps to conceal them from Wal-Mart’s headquarters in Bentonville, Ark.






Addiction Based Decision = Death?

by Hal Mooz 20. April 2012 09:23

Cola habit behind death of 30-year-old New Zealand woman?

Mornin said that toxic levels of caffeine, a stimulant found in Coke, also may have contributed to her death, according to Fairfax. Harris' partner, Chris Hodgkinson, testified that Harris drank between 8 and 10 liters (2.1 and 2.6 gallons) of regular Coke every day. "The first thing she would do in the morning was to have a drink of Coke beside her bed and the last thing she would do at night was have a drink of Coke," Hodgkinson said in a deposition. "She was addicted to Coke." Hodgkinson also said Harris ate little and smoked about 30 cigarettes a day. In the months before her death, he said, Harris experienced blood pressure problems and lacked energy.









The Decision Should Include The Context

by Hal Mooz 19. April 2012 09:25

Opps! Forgot the Equipment

Police spend $33M on new cars, but cops don't fit in them

The German state of Hesse spent almost $33 million on a patrol car upgrade, swapping the cops' Opel minivans for sleeker-looking sports cars. The problem? Their new wheels are so sleek that the officers can't fit in the seats while they're wearing their guns, nightsticks and other equipment, and the tiny windows are terrible for visibility. "I need to see out of the back every minute, every second," officer Lothar Hölzgen said. "That's a safety matter for us."


Expensive Attempt To Remove a Permanent Error

by Hal Mooz 18. April 2012 09:40

Tattoo remorse? New techique offers quick removal

Good news for all those people who look in the mirror and confront that tattoo they purchased with the wisdom of tequila, or lover’s passion, or peer pressure, but now regret. A new technique may drastically cut the time required to remove it, reducing what could take a year or more to just several months.

Gianni said, “I want this gone as quickly as possible!”  "We did it February 8 and in the areas we hit three or four times, it is 75 percent gone,” she reported. “In the areas we hit only once, it doesn’t look like it was hit at all.” At $600 per session, she’ll have invested about $1,200 erasing her ex, a reminder to all prospective tattoo-ees: caveat emptor.



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