Doctrine Controlled Judgment

by Hal Mooz 31. May 2012 09:49

NYC plans ban on big sizes of sugary drinks

New York City plans to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, in the most ambitious effort yet by the Bloomberg administration to combat rising obesity. The proposed ban would affect virtually the entire menu of popular sugary drinks found in delis, fast-food franchises and even sports arenas, from energy drinks to pre-sweetened iced teas. The sale of any cup or bottle of sweetened drink larger than 16 fluid ounces — about the size of a medium coffee, and smaller than a common soda bottle — would be prohibited under the first-in-the-nation plan, which could take effect as soon as next March.



Emotion Based Judgment

by Hal Mooz 31. May 2012 07:32

Iverson alleges wife gutted home

Former Philadelphia 76ers star Allen Iverson is seeking jail time for his estranged wife, who he claims ransacked his Georgia home while he was playing basketball in Asia earlier this month. According to entertainment news website TMZ, which cited legal documents, Iverson returned to find his house completely gutted. He alleges Tawanna Iverson stole furniture, art, memorabilia and a large sum of money. Allen Iverson said he asked her a number of times to return the items but she refused, so he filed a motion for contempt in a Georgia court.







Can Something Bad Happen?

by Hal Mooz 29. May 2012 11:29

Family robbed after teen posts photo of money on Facebook

On Thursday, a teenage girl posted a photo of a "large sum of cash" on Facebook. About seven hours later, two robbers arrived at her family's home. Unsurprisingly, this incident prompted local authorities to issue a warning about the dangers of posting photographs online. Accoding to BBC News, the 17-year-old girl was helping her 72-year-old grandmother count her cash savings when she decided to snap a photo of the money and post it on Facebook. A press release by the local police force explains that this social media activity occured in Sydney, Australia at about 4 p.m. on Thursday. At 11:30 p.m. on the same day, a house about 75 miles south-west was invaded by two armed men. Brandishing a knife and a wooden club, the two men "allegedly entered the home demanding to speak with the girl about the cash" seen in the Facebook photo. After the girl's mother explained that she no longer lives at that address, the men proceeded to search the house and "took a small amount of cash and other personal property before leaving."


Internet Post a Permanent Error

by Hal Mooz 26. May 2012 07:01

Dad busted for fake porn profile of kid's principal

Robert Dale Esparza Jr. of Gilbert, Arizona, "sort of laughed," says Dennis Ogorchock, a detective with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Computer Crimes Unit. But soon, Esparza may be laughing from a jail cell. ast year, Esparza created the profile of Frank Hendricsen, assistant principal of Gateway Pointe Elementary School, where his son attended, using the faculty member's full name and photos as a revenge prank, the detective told in a phone interview. 

The profile Esparza posted on xHamster — a video-sharing and online community porn hub — included Hendricsen's full name, photos of both the assistant principal and his wife scraped, or copied,from the Gateway Pointe Elementary School website, and described the couple as "swingers" looking to play. For further humiliation, Esparza included four photos of male genitals (scraped from Craiglist personal ads, but identified as Hendricsen's), and more than a dozen "favorited" videos on the porn hub, all deliberately chosen by Esparza for their naughty school girl themes.

"People who think these kinds of pranks are funny don't really understand how the Internet works," he said. "In this case, who knows what's been done with the information (on the fake profile) before it was taken down, who's seen it and how many copies are out there? Once something's posted on the Internet, it's out there forever."




Permanent Decision Almost Results In Permanent Error

by Hal Mooz 25. May 2012 14:37

80-year-old thrill-seeker clings for life at 13000 ft after botched skydive

An elderly American thrill-seeker was left hanging on for dear life, after she accidentally slipped out of her harness while carrying out a tandem parachute jump in California. Laverne, an 80-year-old pensioner had for nearly a decade been planning on celebrating her birthday by carrying out what would be a dare-devil parachute jump, considering her advanced age. However, when Laverne did muster the courage to carry out the jump, in an apparent bout of nerves, the lady appears to have changed her mind once on board the plane. The sky-dive centre in California which did the video recording of the incident, clearly shows Laverne opposing the instructor's attempts to guide her towards the entrance to carry out the jump. A close look at the video shows Laverne resisting and shouting “no” but the instructor undaunted is seen prising off her fingers from the door frame and it looks like she is almost being pushed out of the plane. Next one can see the duo tumbling out of the plane, spinning out of control at speeds of up to 125mph. It even becomes clear that Laverne has slipped out of her harness partially. The hapless woman can be seen at high altitude with her jacket blown over her head with her back exposed. Noticing the commotion, a cameraman shooting the jump is seen going closer to help hold her. Meanwhile, apparently understanding the gravity of the situation, the instructor then grips her by her knees before pulling out his parachute. Thankfully, towards the end, the unlikely bunch manages to land safely on a turf of grass. However, both the instructor and the elderly women seem to be still in a daze and were being comforted after the near fatal episode. Laverne must have surely thanked her stars after this lucky escape. Probably, even swear off any more such whimsical birthday celebrations.
















Extreme Emotion Based Judgment

by Hal Mooz 22. May 2012 11:05

Grandmother charged with murder after allegedly shooting grandson eight times

A 74-year-old woman has been charged with murder after allegedly shooting her grandson in the chest eight times as he called 911.

Jonathan Hoffman, 17, was shot Friday evening at the family's condo in West Bloomfield Township, an upscale Detroit suburb, police said. His grandmother, Sandra Layne, a retired teacher, was charged with open murder and is being held without bond. One of Layne's attorneys told that he thought Layne was "not in control of her emotions" at the time of the incident.





Emotion Based Judgment

by Hal Mooz 16. May 2012 07:44

Player suspended for slapping ball boy

A professional soccer player in Switzerland was suspended for eight games Tuesday for slapping a ball boy following a loss earlier this month. The Swiss Football League's disciplinary commission handed down the suspension after video footage of the May 2 incident clearly showed FC Sion's Serey Die assaulting the boy without provocation. Die's team had just lost the match 1-0 to Lausanne. Swiss media reported that the 27-year-old Ivorian had lashed out after becoming upset that the ball boy did not return the game ball to the players in a timely manner during the match. Die has five days to appeal his suspension, the Swiss Football League said in a statement.






Digital Permanence Delivers Permanent Error

by Hal Mooz 10. May 2012 12:47

WVU players arrested in theft

Two West Virginia football players were arrested on charges of allegedly stealing Doritos, pretzels and Gatorade from a gas station near the Morgantown campus.




Cures for Excessive Emotion Based Judgment

by Hal Mooz 9. May 2012 09:02

9 ways to stop impulse buying

Here are simple and solid methods for reducing the temptation to buy items you don't need and can't afford. Ah, the impulse purchase -- that momentary thriller, that destroyer of budgets. The impulse buy is a nefarious beast. No matter how good we are at saving and living frugally, sometimes it can be hard to resist that impulse purchase.

1. Follow the time rule

2. Don't shop when upset

3. Consider changing how and when you shop

4. Don't shop with the wrong people

5. Give yourself a splurge budget

6. Buy only things you can return

7. Don't be fooled by sales

8. Use a list of things yu really need or want

9. Limit your access to money





Perk Pressure Based Judgment = Huge Fine

by Hal Mooz 8. May 2012 09:40

Abbott Laboratories to pay $1.6 billion over misbranding drug

Washington (CNN) -- Abbott Laboratories has pleaded guilty and agreed to pay $1.6 billion to resolve its criminal and civil liability arising from the company's unlawful promotion of the prescription drug Depakote, the U.S. Justice Department said Monday. Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West said it was case of Abbott putting "profits ahead of patients.

The company admitted that from 1998 through 2006, it "maintained a specialized sales force trained to market Depakote in nursing homes for the control of agitation and aggression in elderly dementia patients, despite the absence of credible scientific evidence that Depakote was safe and effective for that use," the Justice Department said in a news release.

"In addition, from 2001 through 2006, the company marketed Depakote in combination with atypical antipsychotic drugs to treat schizophrenia, even after its clinical trials failed to demonstrate that adding Depakote was any more effective than an atypical antipsychotic alone for that use."






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