Firing A Weapon Is A Permanent Decision

by Hal Mooz 29. September 2012 09:22

Masked Conn. teen slain by dad seemed 'perfectly fine' just hours before, friend says

NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Tyler Giuliano had no trouble with the law. The teenager loved flying small planes as a Civil Air Patrol cadet and seemed happy as he played an online game with friends Wednesday night. But hours later, authorities say, Tyler was outside wearing a black ski mask and wielding a knife when he was shot by his father, who thought he was a prowler. State police said the shooting happened after Jeffrey Giuliano got a call from his sister next door saying that someone might be trying to break into her home in their neighborhood of attractive colonial-style houses. Giuliano grabbed a handgun and went outside to investigate, troopers said. He confronted someone in a ski mask and opened fire when the person came at him with something shiny in his hand, police said.


Errors In Medical Judgment "Staggering"

by Hal Mooz 26. September 2012 09:12

Why patients don't report medical errors

Many of the people who suffer harm while undergoing medical care do not file formal complaints with regulators. The reasons are numerous: They’re often traumatized, disabled, unaware they’ve been a victim of a medical error or don’t understand the bureaucracy.

We have staggering estimates of the number of people harmed while undergoing medical treatment. A review of medical records by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department’s inspector general found that in a single month one in seven Medicare patients was harmed in the hospital, or roughly 134,000 people. “An estimated 1.5 percent of Medicare beneficiaries experienced an event that contributed to their deaths,” the IG found, “which projects to 15,000 patients in a single month.”

But there’s no central system in place to tally and track these events. There’s no way to know when and where patients are being harmed or to tell if the problem is worse in one place than another.




Career Limiting Permanent Error Decision

by Hal Mooz 24. September 2012 12:12

Parents shocked by drug bust of principal

The principal of Montague Elementary School in Santa Clara was arrested. Eric Dean Lewis, 42, is due to appear in court today, accused of trying to sell meth. Police arrested the principal of the school on Thursday after Lewis met with an undercover agent at a Caltrain station for an alleged drug deal. The agent contacted Lewis on a dating website. A subsequent search of Lewis's home turned up meth, scales and other drugs. He's been the principal at Montague for seven years and was apparently well liked and respected and the school was thriving academically.





An Apology for Poor Decision Judgment

by Hal Mooz 18. September 2012 11:54

Shaun White sorry for 'poor behavior'

Two-time Olympic snowboarding champion Shaun White has apologized for the ''unwise choices'' he made that left him facing charges of public intoxication and vandalism. Police responded to the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tenn., at 2 a.m. Sunday. A drunken man identified as White pulled a fire alarm, forcing the hotel to evacuate all guests. An employee also reported seeing White destroy a hotel phone. The 26-year-old snowboard star said Tuesday on his Facebook page he wants to apologize for ''any inconvenience it caused my family, friends, business partners, the hotel and their guests. He adds that he was ''celebrating a happy occasion with a ton of family and friends and got carried away. I'm truly sorry for my poor behavior.''






Perk Incentivzed Decision Motivation

by Hal Mooz 17. September 2012 07:42

Iran increases price on 'Satanic Verses' author Salman Rushdie's head by $500K

An Iranian religious foundation has increased its reward for the killing of British author Salman Rushdie, in response to a U.S.-made film that mocks the Prophet Muhammad, sparking protests across the Muslim world. Khomeini's fatwa - or religious edict - was condemned in the West as incitement to murder and an assault on freedom of speech, but a wealthy Iranian religious organization has offered a large reward to anyone carrying it out and decided to increase the bounty amid the furor over the online film. "I am adding another $500,000 to the reward for killing Salman Rushdie, and anyone who carries out this sentence will receive the whole amount immediately," said Hassan Sanei, the foundation's head, in a statement carried by the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA). The reward offered by the state-linked foundation now stands at $3.3 million, ISNA reported.


Faith Based Judgment Meets Doctrine Based Free Speech

by Hal Mooz 17. September 2012 07:32

Benghazi murders: Revisit free speech

It was a reprehensible crime. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other U.S. diplomatic staff members were nurturing excellent U.S.-Libyan relations until they were murdered by a Muslim mob in Benghazi.Unfortunately, these four innocent Americans have been the latest casualties of the West's conscious or subconscious policy to foist its liberal ideology on unwilling Muslim societies. The amateurish movie "Innocence of Muslims," produced in California by an Egyptian Copt and American evangelical Christians, portrays the Prophet Muhammad as a child molester and womanizer.

All these incidents sparked indignation throughout the Muslim world. Yet Western statesmen and media generally defended the artists' and authors' right to produce these materials, citing the free-speech principle, even though some questioned the wisdom behind the projects.

Westerners are mostly comfortable with unbridled freedom of expression and the privatization of religion because these doctrines have evolved from the West's unique historical experience. These values stemmed from a reaction to the Catholic Church's suppression of freedoms, the Inquisition and fierce power struggles with secular governments. Historical memories of those traumatic episodes have engendered antipathy for religion and religious values among many Westerners.

Muslim history has had no such conflicts between the laity and religious hierarchy.Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has staunchly justified this stance in the case of the video "Innocence of Muslims," citing America's "long tradition of free expression." She added that "we do not stop individual citizens from expressing their views no matter how distasteful they may be."



Decisions About Doctrine That Decision Judgment Is Based On

by Hal Mooz 14. September 2012 16:44

Judge strikes down Wisconsin law restricting union rights

A Wisconsin judge on Friday struck down the state law championed by Gov. Scott Walker that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for most public workers. The law took away nearly all collective bargaining rights from most workers and has been in effect for more than a year. Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie said he was confident the decision will be overturned on appeal. "We believe the law is constitutional," said Wisconsin Department of Justice spokeswoman Dana Brueck.


Emotion Based Judgment Rooted In Faith Triggers Violence

by Hal Mooz 13. September 2012 09:20

Yemen protesters repelled after storming US Embassy

Protesters angry over an obscure film critical of Islam's Prophet Muhammad stormed the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, on Thursday, as unrest that led to the deaths of a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Libya spread to other countries in the region.

Yemeni security forces fired into the air as demonstrators reached the embassy's grounds, according to The Associated Press and Reuters. The New York Times reported that protesters managed to set fire to a building inside the compound but were forced by security forces to pull back after trying to take furniture and computers.The protesters' anger was triggered by the amateurish anti-Islamic film a trailer for which appeared on YouTube, although U.S. authorities said that they could not rule out the possibility that al-Qaida-inspired Islamist militants had already planned the attack in Libya's second city to coincide with Sept. 11.






Addiction Based Judgment Takes Its Toll

by Hal Mooz 12. September 2012 14:52

Meth gives former 'America's Next Top Model' contestant a bad makeover

More proof that meth addiction does nothing for your looks: Jael Strauss, The former "America's Next Top Model" contestant, who appeared on the show in 2007, is the focus of an upcoming episode of "Dr. Phil" in which an intervention is staged to try to save the 28-year-old from her addiction. While on "ANTM," Strauss was shaken when her friend died of an overdose and dedicated her photo taken that week to her lost friend. The once-aspiring model is nearly unrecognizable in previews of the "Dr. Phil" episode and definitely looks older than her 28 years, thanks to the ravages of meth addiction.


Posssible Doctrine Violation Decision

by Hal Mooz 12. September 2012 07:25

Panetta: Former SEAL's book on bin Laden raid jeopardizes operations; writer should be punished

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said revelations in a book written by a retired Navy SEAL on the raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden could put future operations in jeopardy and suggested that the writer should be punished for writing the best-seller. In an interview with CBS News on Tuesday, Panetta was asked if he thinks the writer should be prosecuted. "I think we have to take steps to make clear to him and to the American people that we're not going to accept this kind of behavior," Panetta said.  

Asked if the revelations could put future such operations at risk, Panetta said, "I think when someone who signs an obligation that he will not reveal the secrets of this kind of operation, and then does that and doesn't abide by the rules, that when he reveals that kind of information, it does indeed jeopardize operations and the lives of others that are involved in those operations."

The secretary stopped short of accusing the author of revealing classified information, but said Pentagon officials "are currently reviewing that book to determine exactly, you know, what is classified and what isn't, and where those lines are."


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