An Attempt To Influence Perk Based Judgment

by Hal Mooz 31. January 2013 10:18

Red Robin offers Colin Kaepernick free food for life if he wins Super Bowl

Colin Kaepernick will have more on the line Sunday than just the Super Bowl. If he wins the game, he will cash in on a sweet offer from one of his favorite restaurants. According to sports business reporter Darren Rovell Red Robin has taken out an ad that will run in Thursday’s San Francisco Chronicle offering the 49ers quarterback free food for life if he wins the Super Bowl. .

How did the offer come to be? 

A recent New York Daily News article describing Kaepernick’s humble (or frugal) nature noted that he enjoys Red Robin. 



Expensive Faith Based Decision

by Hal Mooz 29. January 2013 22:02

Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt spent fortune ahead of Mayan apocalypse prophecy

Reality TV stars Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt frittered away their $10 million fortune because, he says, they believed the world would end in 2012. In 2010, Pratt revealed the couple was broke and on the verge of bankruptcy, and they even gave up their luxury home and moved in with his father to save money.

He has now admitted they deliberately spent all their cash before Dec. 21, 2012, the day the world was set to end, according to a prophecy based on the Mayan calendar.




Faith Based Decision

by Hal Mooz 25. January 2013 12:47

Piercing Faith

A Sufi Muslim is seen with his cheek pierced with a spike as part of a ritual to commemorate the birth of the Prophet Muhammad in Sidon, Lebanon, Jan. 24. Sufism is a branch of Islam that adheres to its mystical dimension. Some Sufis inflict pain on their bodies as part of religious practice.


Extreme Emotion Based Judgment

by Hal Mooz 21. January 2013 08:06

Dad kills estranged wife, then self at daughter's 16th birthday party

A father shot his estranged wife to death and then killed himself during his daughter's 16th birthday party, police said.The shootings happened outside the front door of the teen’s grandparents’ house in Grapevine, Texas, late Saturday. Grapevine police said her husband Kelly Suckla, 43, came over to the house Saturday night for the birthday party. An argument broke out and investigators said Suckla then shot and killed his estranged wife with a handgun before taking his own life.








Another High Level Permanent Error

by Hal Mooz 18. January 2013 13:59

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin charged with Katrina-related corruption

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was indicted Friday on charges that he used his office for personal gain, accepting payoffs, free trips and gratuities from contractors while the city was struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

The federal indictment accuses Nagin of accepting more than $160,000 in bribes and truckloads of free granite for his family business in exchange for promoting the interests of a local businessman who secured millions of dollars in city contract work after the 2005 hurricane. The businessman, Frank Fradella, pleaded guilty in June to bribery conspiracy and securities-fraud charges and has been cooperating with federal authorities.


Who Made The Decision To Close?

by Hal Mooz 16. January 2013 17:38

Family says surgeon left 16 items in man's body, understandably sues

The last thing you want to see post-surgery is a gauze pad poking out of your skin, but that's what happened to Dirk Schroeder after his surgeon allegedly left 16 items inside his body. After routine prostate cancer surgery in 2009 failed to relieve the 74-year-old German man's pain, a visiting nurse noticed the offending gauze pad emerging from one of his wounds. Schroeder underwent two operations to extract a haul of items, including a 6-inch bandage roll, cotton swabs, a needle and a piece of surgical mask. The hospital insists the paraphernalia entered his body after the surgery. Although Dirk died of his cancer last year, his family is now suing the hospital for $120,000.


Huge Permanent Error

by Hal Mooz 14. January 2013 19:46

Report: Lance tells Oprah he doped

Lance Armstrong ended a decade of denial by confessing to Oprah Winfrey that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.The confession was a stunning reversal for Armstrong after years of public statements, interviews and court battles in which he denied doping and zealously protected his reputation. 

The cyclist was stripped of his Tour de France titles, lost most of his endorsements and was forced to leave the foundation last year after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency issued a damning, 1,000-page report that accused him of masterminding a long-running doping scheme.

No further details about the interview were available immediately because of confidentiality agreements signed by both camps. But Winfrey promoted it as a ''no-holds barred'' session, and after the voluminous USADA report, which included testimony from 11 former teammates, she had plenty of material for questions. USADA chief executive Travis Tygart, a longtime critic of Armstrong's, called the drug regimen practiced while Armstrong led the U.S. Postal Service team, ''The most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.''

Armstrong also went after his critics ruthlessly during his reign as cycling champion, scolding some in public and waging legal battles against others in court. At least one of his opponents, the London-based Sunday Times, has already filed a lawsuit to recover about $500,000 it paid him to settle a libel lawsuit, and Dallas-based SCA Promotions, which tried to deny Armstrong a promised bonus for a Tour de France win, has threatened to bring yet another lawsuit seeking to recover more than $7.5 million an arbitration panel awarded the cyclist in that dispute.

After the USADA findings, he was also barred from competing in the elite triathlon or running events he participated in after his cycling career. World Anti-Doping Code rules state his lifetime ban cannot be reduced to less than eight years. WADA and U.S. Anti-Doping officials could agree to reduce the ban further depending on what information Armstrong provides and his level of cooperation.


Excellent Application Of Intuition Based Judgment

by Hal Mooz 10. January 2013 17:30

Girl reported missing in Calif. found on UK campus

University of Kentucky police have found a toddler they say was reported missing in Los Angeles more than two months ago. Officers saw a woman pushing a stroller on campus Thursday with a little girl who wasn't dressed properly for the cold weather. Upon further investigation they learned that the 17-month-old child, Alouette Day-Moreno-Baltierra, had been reported missing in California on Oct. 15.

"This is an example of where the responding officers followed a gut feeling that something just wasn't right with the situation," UK Police Chief Joe Monroe said in a statement Friday.

Police have charged the woman, Maria Baltierra-Dejesus of New York, with endangering the welfare of a minor and custodial interference. She also is facing pending felony charges in California related to the taking of the girl, UK Police said.


Unfortunate But Predictable Fact Based Decision

by Hal Mooz 9. January 2013 10:46

Wendy’s franchise cuts hours to avoid Obamacare

A Wendy’s fast-food franchise in Nebraska is cutting the hours of non-management employees so its owners won't be required to pay health benefits

The local franchise vice president in Omaha tells WOWT-TV the cuts are coming in several weeks’ time because he cannot afford to pay health insurance for all his employees. tarting next year the U.S. Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, will require employers with 50 or more full-time employees to offer full-time workers "minimum essential" healthcare coverage. The Act defines a full-time employee as someone who works at least 30 hours a week.

As a result about 100 Wendy’s workers in Omaha have been told their hours are being cut.


Tattoos - Like A Fingerprint

by Hal Mooz 6. January 2013 10:32

Tattoo photos lead to woman's arrest in global child porn investigation

Five solid tips from people who told authorities that distinctive tattoos helped them recognize a woman seen in photos released Thursday as part of a child molestation investigation led to an arrest in an 11-year-old case involving "widely circulated" child pornography images. Letha Mae Montemayor, 52, was taken into custody Thursday night outside an apartment complex in North Hills in the San Fernando Valley. "Just after ICE’s nationwide plea for public assistance, five separate community tips led to the arrest of Jane Doe," said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton. "This arrest would not have happened without the public’s help, and it demonstrates how much individual citizens can do to help law enforcement attack crime."

About 10 hours before her arrest, Morton and other law enforcement agents conducted a news conference regarding "Operation Sunflower," a recently concluded child sex crimes investigation that led to more than 240 arrests. During the news conference, authorities released images of a man and tattooed woman wanted in connection with a child molestation case authorities said occurred about 11 years ago, possibly in Los Angeles. "The (tipsters) said they recognized the face, the tattoos," said Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Claude Arnold.

The criminal complaint alleges that "Jane Doe," now identified as Montemayor, was involved in the production of child pornography images that were "widely circulated" online. The images depict the sexual molestation of a girl, who appears to be about age 13, according to ICE.


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