Thursday, September 28, 2006

Colorado school shooting

http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/09/28/school.shooting/index.html
"Screams from two girls spurred SWAT teams to storm a Colorado classroom where a gunman was holding them hostage, officials said Thursday."

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Paris Hilton DUI case

CNN.com "Hilton was charged Tuesday with driving under the influence and scheduled to be arraigned September 28 in Superior Court on charges of driving with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent, said Nick Velasquez, a spokesman for city prosecutors. "

I think this is just a lot of hype to get the police officer recognition, a .08 is the legal limit in most states, but because she was famous he wanted to make a scene. But its also .08 in a Mercedes SLR, a very fast car, so it could have gone wrong quickly. Discuss whether you think this is a normal stop or a scene.

Paris Hilton DUI case

CNN.com "Hilton was charged Tuesday with driving under the influence and scheduled to be arraigned September 28 in Superior Court on charges of driving with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent, said Nick Velasquez, a spokesman for city prosecutors. "

I think this is just a lot of hype to get the police officer recognition, a .08 is the legal limit in most states, but because she was famous he wanted to make a scene. But its also .08 in a Mercedes SLR, a very fast car, so it could have gone wrong quickly. Discuss whether you think this is a normal stop or a scene.

Cartel Columbian cocaine brothers caught

http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/09/26/cali.cartel.ap/index.html

"Two Colombian brothers who headed the Cali cocaine cartel, pleaded guilty Tuesday to U.S. trafficking and money laundering charges and agreed to forfeit billions of dollars in assets linked to their drug trade."

Enron leader goes to jail for 6 years

http://money.cnn.com/2006/09/26/news/newsmakers/bc.enron.fastow.reut/index.htm?cnn=yes

"Andrew Fastow, whose financial wizardry was exposed as fakery and theft in the Enron Corp. collapse, was sentenced to six years in prison Tuesday -- four years less than provided in his 2004 plea agreement."

Ex-World-com CEO goes to jail

http://money.cnn.com/2006/09/26/news/newsmakers/ebbers/index.htm?cnn=yes

According to CNN the ex Worldcom CEO is heading to jail for 25 years due to an 11 billion dollar fraud. The article also states that he will be attending a low security prison which has yoga classes, and college like dormitories. I think that is outrageous, a man who stole over 11 billion from stock holders and investors, gets treated like college students. I definetely think our jails need to show less sympathy to people like this.

Ex-World-com CEO goes to jail

http://money.cnn.com/2006/09/26/news/newsmakers/ebbers/index.htm?cnn=yes

According to CNN the ex Worldcom CEO is heading to jail for 25 years due to an 11 billion dollar fraud. The article also states that he will be attending a low security prison which has yoga classes, and college like dormitories. I think that is outrageous, a man who stole over 11 billion from stock holders and investors, gets treated like college students. I definetely think our jails need to show less sympathy to people like this.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Saddam Hussein trial update

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/09/25/saddam.trial/index.html

“For the second time in a week, the chief judge in the Saddam Hussein genocide trial ordered the deposed leader from the courtroom. Hussein was also ejected on Wednesday.

This is the recent news in the Hussein case, which I don’t think is being taken very seriously, be Hussein. This is the second time in a week, he complains he doesn’t feel he should be in court but he has committed countless large crimes. He is too full of himself that he thinks he doesn’t deserve any form of punishment, I just hope he receives the death penalty.

Bill Clinton and Osama?

http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/09/24/clinton.binladen/index.html

“In a contentious taped interview that aired on "Fox News Sunday," former president Bill Clinton vigorously defended his efforts as president to capture and kill al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden

Really? Because I didn’t hear much, or anything for that matter, about Clinton trying to capture and kill Bin Laden. Supposedly from another report, Osama is sick with some sort of waterborne illness. If you have a source that shows Clinton did try to capture and kill Osama, post it on your comment.

More terrorist threat...because of war?

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/09/24/iraq.main/index.html

“A classified intelligence report concludes that the Iraq war has worsened the terrorist threat to the United States, U.S. officials told CNN Sunday.

First off, I haven’t seen any attacks on our home land since the war started. If the “intelligence” report is simply saying the threat is worse, well almost any person could have figured that out. When you go to war, you have a greater threat of being attacked, its common sense.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Girl killed by rottweilers

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/europe/09/24/uk.rottweilers.reut/index.html
"A five-month-old baby girl has died after being attacked by two Rottweiler dogs in the Midlands city of Leicester, British police said on Sunday."

I know from experience, most rottweilers are very dangerous dogs. They are very aggresive and I think anyone that owns a dog thats known to be aggressive should have to be checked first, and make sure the dogs are kept inside the proximity of the house. I dont know how they are going to charge the owner, but I think the dogs should be put to sleep and the owner should be charged with some sort of lower murder charge, even though it wasnt the owner who actually committed the murder, he was responsible for these dogs. What do you think should happen?

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Woman killed and fetus taken

http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/09/22/killed.fetus.ap/index.html
"A woman whose fetus had been cut from her womb -- perhaps with scissors -- was found dead in a weedy lot. Investigators recovered what may be the stolen fetus and searched the woods Friday for the victim's three children."

Whoever does these kinds of crimes are horribly sick in the head. This is a prime example of the people that I believe should get the death penalty. If they find the person who commited this act, what do you think should happen to them?

More TV's than people

http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/ptech/09/22/tvs.everywhere.ap/index.html
"That threshold was crossed within the past two years, according to Nielsen Media Research. There are 2.73 TV sets in the typical home and 2.55 people, the researchers said. "

Its become normal for households to have a TV in each room, or at least the bigger rooms. Most people I know have one in a family room/living room, and one in almost every bedroom. This, most likely, also contributes to the reason there are more obese Americans than ever. I think 2 TV's per house is normal no matter how large or small the house is.

Friday, September 22, 2006

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Death Penalty

http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/09/22/student.slain.ap/index.html
"A federal court jury decided Friday that a convicted sex offender should die for killing college student Dru Sjodin."

I actually agree with the death penalty for some crimes. If it is a planned murder, or someone kills another with the intent to, then I believe they should recieve life in prison without perole at the least, but I would try for the death penalty. If the killing is accidental, such as a person crossing the street hit by a car or something of that sort, then our punishments at this time are what they should be. If it is a horrible crime, such as shootings at schools, then I dont think we should have to pay taxes so these horrible people can stay in prison for life with cable TV and any amount of freedom, I would agree with the death penalty for that situation. Comment your thought on the death penalty, and when you think it is right or wrong, also check back for a new forum which should be up around 5pm EST. to discuss your thoughts more.

Lost laptops?

http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/09/21/missing.laptops.ap/index.html

“The Commerce Department has lost 1,137 laptop computers since 2001, most of them assigned to the Census Bureau, officials said Thursday night.

First of all, how do you loose over 1,000 laptops? They said some were stolen but most were lost, I would think the census would have a better control on their data. This just shows how lenient they are, not to mention tax money going towards all these lost computers. From the article, 246 contained personal data, but it was not used, to their knowledge.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Speaking of global warming...

http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/science/09/21/branson.global.warming.ap/index.html

So Richard Branson, "cheif" of Virgin brand items and airlines is donating 3 million towards finding a solution for greenhouse gases within the next 10 years. Its a great idea and I think more extrmely large business owners should be donating amount towards other causes such as AIDS and HIV. Hopefully scientists can find a steady source of energy that doesnt release harmful gases into the air, instead of relying on fossil fuels. Comment on a problem you would like to see money go towards.

Chavez and Bush debate...

"WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Two of President Bush's staunchest domestic critics leapt to his defense Thursday, a day after one of his fiercest foreign foes called him "the devil" in a scorching speech before the United Nations. " taken from http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/09/21/chavez.ny/index.html

Im sure we've all heard of this debate with Chavez, and Bush, in which Chavez called Bush a "devil". People in our country have the right of free speech and some of us throw names at Bush, but when your a President of a big nation like Venezuela, you dont have those same rights. A personal attack on Bush I feel was unneccesary, even some hardcore democrats were sticking up for Bush. I dont think this is a threat in any way to the United States, but some leaders need to watch what they say and who they direct it towards, the Pope is now being criticized for verbally attacking the Packistani people.

California suing car companies?

http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/09/21/california.cars.reut/index.html
"California sued six of the world's largest automakers over global warming on Wednesday, charging that greenhouse gases from their vehicles have caused billions of dollars in damages."

So apparently california is suing large car companies for creating greenhouse gases and ruining the environment. This whole case should be dismissed because cars are extremely more efficient than years ago, and its not only cars contributing to the gases, what about the big manufacturing companies spewing gases into the air, are they the next ones to be sued. For the people in california that support this case, let them get around without cars. Automobiles have become a huge part of our lives and I couldnt imagine living without them, espcially in the rural places where the store is 20 miles away. Most countries have strict laws agains modifying the car, our countryfor the most part, except for California, does not. People modify the intake and exhaust of their cars, add large gas sucking v8's, v10's, even v12's and turbo and superchargers and you have a lot more emmissions than a simple 4 cylinder. But im glad we dont have laws against modification, its makes cars unique and we have a need for speed in this country. I highly doubt this case will have any effect on car production and effiency, its at a steady rate now, they can only do so much to release small emmissions. I'd like to see what other people think about this so post a comment.