Can Something Bad Happen?

by Hal Mooz 28. May 2015 10:11

Doctors Warn Certain Tattoo Ink Colors Are Extremely Harmful

Many “inked up” Americans experience tattoo regret as their skin begins to age, but some experience that regret immediately after getting their new body art. A recent study conducted at NYU Langone Medical Center has revealed that six percent of New Yorkers with a tattoo have experienced long term medical complications related to their ink, including tattoo-related rash, severe itching, or swelling.

"We were rather alarmed at the high rate of reported chronic complications tied to getting a tattoo," Dr. Marie Leger, an assistant professor in NYU Langone's Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, said in a statement. "Given the growing popularity of tattoos, physicians, public health officials, and consumers need to be aware of the risks involved."

"The skin is a highly immune-sensitive organ, and the long-term consequences of repeatedly testing the body's immune system with injected dyes and colored inks are poorly understood," Leger added. "Some of the reactions appear to be an immune response, yet we do not know who is most likely to have an immune reaction to a tattoo."

Leger plans on devoting further research to exploring what colored inks and possible dye components lead to adverse reactions. She also noted that most reactions can be treated with anti-inflammatory steroid drugs; however, in some cases laser surgery is required.


Can Something Bad Happen?

by Hal Mooz 18. May 2015 09:24

Dean Potter, Extreme Climber, Dies in BASE-Jumping Accident at Yosemite

Dean Potter one of the generation’s top rock climbers and charismatic personalities, was one of two men killed in a BASE-jumping accident at Yosemite National Park in California on Saturday.

Potter, 43, and the other man, Graham Hunt, 29, leaped near dusk off Taft Point, a promontory about 3,000 feet above the floor of Yosemite Valley, not far from the iconic granite masses of El Capitan and Half Dome. Flying in wingsuits, they tried to clear a notch in the granite cliffs but instead smashed into the rocks in quick succession.




























Faith Based Wife Killing

by Hal Mooz 19. April 2015 07:28

Husband sets wife on fire in Pakistan 'honour killing'

A Pakistani man and his father have been arrested in the country's latest so-called "honour killing" after they set the son's wife alight for leaving the house without asking his permission, police said Sunday. Muhammad Siddique became enraged on learning that his wife, Shabana Bibi, 25, had visited her sister without first asking him if she could go out, her brother Muhammad Azam said. Siddique and his father then beat Bibi before dousing her with petrol and setting her on fire in Central Pakistan's Muzaffargarh district on Friday, Azam said.

Bibi had been married to Siddique for three years, during which time she had suffered repeated domestic abuse for the couple's inability to have children, Azam said. Suffering burns to 80 percent of her body, Bibi died of her injuries in hospital on Saturday.


Extreme Emotion Based Decision Kills 150 Innocent People

by Hal Mooz 3. April 2015 09:17

Germanwings Pilot Searched Web About Suicide and Cockpit Doors, Officials Say

The co-pilot at the controls of the Germanwings airliner that crashed into the French Alps last week had been searching the Internet in the days immediately before for information about how to commit suicide and the security measures for cockpit doors, prosecutors said Thursday.

Investigators found an iPad belonging to the co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, at his apartment in Düsseldorf that included his browser history from March 16 to March 23, the day before the crash, prosecutors said.

“During this time, the user was searching for medical treatments, as well as informing himself about ways and possibilities of killing himself,” they said in a statement. “On at least one day, the person concerned also spent several minutes looking up search terms about cockpit doors and their safety measures.”


Good First Step after Permanent Error

by Hal Mooz 17. January 2015 15:48

Analyst Greg Anthony suspended after solicitation charge

Basketball analyst and former NBA player Greg Anthony was suspended indefinitely by CBS on Saturday after he was arrested on a charge of soliciting a prostitute in a Washington, D.C., hotel room. "Greg Anthony will not be working again for CBS this season," A CBS spokeswoman said Saturday. Turner Sports also suspended the TV commentator and said it "will have no further comment."

Anthony, 47, issued a statement Saturday apologizing to his wife, family and colleagues. "I made a mistake," he said. "With this lapse of judgment, I embarrassed many, including myself. I will work to regain the trust that I have lost, and the first step is saying that I am sorry."




Faith Driven Decision Challenges Free Speech

by Hal Mooz 15. January 2015 10:30

Terrorists Strike Charlie Hebdo Newspaper in Paris, Leaving 12 Dead

The police organized an enormous manhunt across the Paris region on Wednesday for three suspects they said were involved in a brazen and methodical midday slaughter at a satirical newspaper that had lampooned Islam. The terrorist attack by masked gunmen on the newspaper, Charlie Hebdo left 12 people dead and was among the deadliest in postwar France. The killers escaped, traumatizing the city and sending shock waves through Europe and beyond.

The assault threatened to deepen the distrust of France's large Muslim population coming at a time when Islamic radicalism has become a central concern of security officials throughout Europe. In the space of a few minutes, the assault also crystallized the culture clash between religious extremism and the West’s devotion to free expression. Spontaneous rallies expressing support for Charlie Hebdo sprung up later in the day in Paris, throughout Europe and in Union Square in New York.


Shocking Anger Based Decision

by Hal Mooz 15. January 2015 10:21

New Hampshire man pleads guilty to putting toddler in dryer

A New Hampshire man who put his girlfriend's 2-year-old son in a running clothes dryer at her home has pleaded guilty to assault. Authorities say the 27-year-old Morton was taking care of the boy in August while his girlfriend was at work. According to court documents, the boy suffered second-degree burns on his arms and back and burns and blisters on his feet.

Morton told police the boy was in the dryer's drum for just one revolution, but investigators determined that the boy was in the dryer for a prolonged period. Morton is scheduled to be sentenced February 2. Prosecutors are recommending a two-year sentence.


Anger Emotion Based Judgment Triggers Murder

by Hal Mooz 2. January 2015 00:05

Florida man decapitates his mother

A Florida man is charged with first-degree murder after his mother was found decapitated outside their home on New Year's Eve.

According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Mario Gomez called 911 on Wednesday evening and told dispatchers that his brother Christian had killed their mother and cut off her head. Deputies found Maria Suarez-Cassagne's body outside the Oldsmar home, near some garbage cans. Authorities say 23-year-old Christian Gomez had fled the scene, but he was arrested after another 911 call reported a suspicious person riding a bicycle in the area.

According to the sheriff's office, Gomez confessed to killing his mother. Authorities say investigators recovered the murder weapon — an ax. Mario Gomez, 27, was not injured.


Permanent Decision Post Affects Career

by Hal Mooz 1. December 2014 16:34

GOP Staffer To Resign Following Comments About Sasha, Malia Obama

Elizabeth Lauten, the communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.), is resigning Monday following a Facebook post that criticized Malia and Sasha Obama's appearance at the annual White House turkey pardon ceremony.

According to screenshots posted by Gawker on Saturday, Lauten wrote to the first daughters, asking them to "try showing a little class":

Lauten took to Facebook on Saturday to apologize for the rant.

"I reacted to an article and quickly judged the two young ladies in a way that I would never have wanted to be judged myself as a teenager," Lauten wrote. "After many hours of prayer, talking to my parents and re-reading my words online, I can see more clearly how hurtful my words were. Please know that these judgmental feelings truly have no place in my heart."

Lauten's apology came after many on Twitter and Facebook accused her of cyberbullying the Obama daughters. Lauten acknowledged those who were angered by her statements in her apology.



Fear Emotion Based Decision Judgment

by Hal Mooz 20. November 2014 14:24

Missouri gun sales spike in runup to Brown shooting grand jury decision

Gun sales are continuing to spike around Ferguson, Missouri, as security firms plead with authorities to make it easier for them to hire new guardsin advance of the decision on whether to charge a white police officer for shooting dead an unarmed black 18-year-old. Owners of regional gun stores said that concerned residents were stocking up on pistols and shotguns following earlier reports of a dramatic increase in sales. Meanwhile demand for private security is outstripping supply.

Tim Wheeler, the co-owner of Trail Creek Trade Co in nearby St Ann, said there was “paranoia beyond belief” among some in the area. “I have normal-seeming people coming in saying ‘Oh my god, they’re going to march down the streets looting and burning,’” he said. Wheeler said that the sharpest increase in demand was for shotguns, “which is what we recommend for self-defence or home defence”. But he was reluctant to disclose sales figures and lamented the reason that business was booming. “We don’t sell guns on fear factor,” he said. “We enjoy firearms for what they were built for: target shooting and hunting.”

Asked about the rising firearms sales last week, Charlie Dooley, the St Louis County executive, urged people to “calm down”. But Adam Weinstein the co-owner of County Guns in Bridgeton said that sales were “up tremendously” and estimated that his store had seen a 50% increase. Weinstein said he had sold 75-100 guns in the past three weeks and more in the past three months than all of last year. “It’s mostly handguns and a shotgun here and there,” he said.

“A lot of them are first-time gun owners just wanting to have something to protect themselves and their homes.” He estimated that 90% of customers made verbal references to fears of unrest around Ferguson when making their purchases. Sales of classes teaching owners how to conceal-carry their new firearms are also up.


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