Paris Hilton’s Jailbreak Paris Hilton must serve …

May 21, 2007

Paris Hilton’s Jailbreak

Paris Hilton must serve at least 23 days of jail time for violating the orders of her probation by driving with a suspended licence. Ms. Hilton said she was unaware that her license had been suspended. The judge said “there’s no doubt she knew her license had been suspended,” and ruled that she was in violation of the terms of her probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case.

The Sheriff’s Department announced that Ms. Hilton will do a minimum of 23 days in jail. She will do her full time, minus 22 days because of a state jail policy encouraging good inmate behaviour,” Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore said.

Am I living in the twilight zone?

If I’m not wrong, getting off with good behavior usually takes place after someone has served time. Yes, and I just saw a pig fly by…

String of Traffic Violations

Hilton, 26, pleaded no contest in January to reckless driving stemming from a Sept. 7 arrest in Hollywood. Police said she appeared intoxicated and failed a field sobriety test. She had a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent, the level at which an adult driver is in violation of the law.

She was sentenced to 36 months’ probation, alcohol education and $1,500 in fines. Two other traffic stops and failure to enroll in a mandated alcohol education program are what landed her back in court.

Then on January 15, Hilton was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol. Officers informed her that she was driving on a suspended license and she signed a document acknowledging that she was not to drive, according to papers filed in Superior Court.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies stopped Hilton on February 27 and charged her with violating her probation. Police said she was pulled over about 11 p.m. after authorities saw the car speeding with its headlights off.

Mintz said at the time Hilton wasn’t aware her license was suspended. A copy of the document Hilton signed on January 15 was found in the car’s glove compartment, court papers say. Hilton was also required to enroll in an alcohol education program by February 12. As of April 17, she had not enrolled, prosecutors said.

At Ms. Hilton’s original hearing for violating her probation presided over by Superior Court Judge Michael T. Sauer, a city prosecutor said during closing arguments that Hilton deserved jail time. Hilton’s mother, Kathy, laughed. When the judge ruled, Kathy Hilton then blurted out: “May I have your autograph?” When a reporter asked what she thought of the judge’s decision, a visibly angry Kathy Hilton responded: “What do you think? This is pathetic and disgusting, a waste of taxpayer money with all this nonsense. This is a joke.”

I think what responsible mother would act like that? Is it any wonder that Paris acts in such an irresponsible and reckless way. Well, I guess some people think that they are above everyone else including the law because of their status.

We must remember here, that a non-celebrity most certainly would have received a full sentence, no exceptions, nada…. And what type of message are we giving young people? Not a very good one. You abide by the law whether you’re a celebrity or not. No special favors, no money paying off law officials to reduce sentences. The system has failed the countless number of innocent victims of drunk drivers. I say, shame on the judicial system for this sham and shame on Kathy Hilton. Good parents are to guide their children in moral behavior, teaching them to be responsible people. Kathy Hilton has certainly failed in that.

It’s time Ms. Hilton grew up and started taking responsibility and held accountable for her actions. It’s not just about you Ms. Hilton,the world doesn’t revolve around you.

Hey, Paris knowing how much you love parties, maybe when you’re in serving your time, that the girls can put on a block party.

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What I Suspected All Along The Top Te…

May 17, 2007

What I Suspected All Along

The Top Ten Indicators of a Sociopath – All Seem to Fit President Bush

*Not learning from experience

*No sense of responsibility

*Inability to form meaningful relationships

*Inability to control impulses

*Lack of moral sense

*Chronically antisocial behavior

*No change in behavior after punishment

*Emotional immaturity

*Lack of guilt

*Self-centeredness

One expert writes: People with this disorder may exhibit criminal behavior. They may not work. If they do work, they are frequently absent or may quit suddenly. They do not consider other people’s wishes, welfare or rights. They can be manipulative and may lie to gain personal pleasure or profit. They may default on loans, fail to provide child support, or fail to care for their dependents adequately. High risk sexual behavior and substance abuse are common. Impulsiveness, failure to plan ahead, aggressiveness, irritability, irresponsibility, and a reckless disregard for their own safety and the safety of others are traits of the antisocial personality.
Socioeconomic status, gender, and genetic factors play a role. Males are more likely to be antisocial than females. Those from lower socioeconomic groups are more susceptible. A family history of the disorder puts one at higher risk.

In a May 21, 2000 New York Times piece, Nicholas D. Kristof quoted Bush’s childhood friend Terry Throckmorton “We were terrible to animals”, recalled Mr. Throckmorton laughing. A dip behind the Bush home turned into a small lake after a good rain and thousands of frogs would come out. “Everybody would get BB guns and shoot them” Mr. Throckmorton said. “Or we’d put firecrackers in the frogs and throw them and blow them up”. Cruelty to animals is another action fitting the diagnois of a sociopathic personality.

President Bush had a frequently absent father and a cold, authoritarian mother. Many experts believe that this type of family dynamic would also contribute towards a sociopathis personality.

So do you think like I do, that President Bush has all the classic traits of a sociopathic personality?

Holbrooke: Iraq Civil War is Raging Out of Control…

May 11, 2007

Holbrooke: Iraq Civil War is Raging Out of Control

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Richard Holbrooke, a former senior U.S. diplomat and a possible Democratic secretary of state, on Thursday described Iraq as a “civil war raging out of control” and a foreign policy crisis worse than Vietnam. Full Story

Can’t Anyone in Washington Keep Private Data Priva…

May 11, 2007

Can’t Anyone in Washington Keep Private Data Private?

If there’s a way that personal data entrusted to the government can be lost, stolen, breached or otherwise compromised, you can bet federal agencies will find it. In fact, they probably already have, judging by the welter of high-profile embarrassments in the past year. Full Story

OxyContin Maker, Execs Guilty of Deceit ROANOKE, …

May 11, 2007

OxyContin Maker, Execs Guilty of Deceit

ROANOKE, Va. – The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin and three of its current and former executives pleaded guilty Thursday to misleading the public about the drug’s risk of addiction, a federal prosecutor and the company said.

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Diamond Meeting Cites Rights Gains The diamond in…

May 11, 2007

Diamond Meeting Cites Rights Gains

The diamond industry must do more to safeguard human rights in Africa, keep the gems out of the hands of criminals and terrorists and address pressing issues of child labor and substandard work conditions and wages, leading industry officials said Thursday. Full Story

Greenspan and Radler Spar for Hours CHICAGO — Edw…

May 10, 2007

Greenspan and Radler Spar for Hours

CHICAGO — Edward Greenspan tried hard yesterday to persuade jurors in the Conrad Black trial that David Radler is a liar who has been scripted by prosecutors, but Mr. Radler proved to be a formidable foe. Full Story

Tougher Gun Laws – Can They Stop the Violence? In…

May 9, 2007

Tougher Gun Laws – Can They Stop the Violence?

In the wake of the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech, America is asking tough questions about its gun laws. But at the same time, Americans are also asking if stricter gun laws will really lead to less violence. Maria Kefalas, Ph.D., sociologist and director of Saint Joseph’s University’s Institute for Violence Research and Prevention is not convinced that it’s the guns that equal violence.

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Pentagon Tells 35,000; Prepare to Deploy 2007 AP….

May 9, 2007

Pentagon Tells 35,000; Prepare to Deploy

2007 AP. WASHINGTON – The Pentagon on Tuesday alerted more than 35000 Army soldiers they could be sent to Iraq this fall. Full Story

Take the World Can’t Wait Quiz Iran & the Nuclear…

May 6, 2007

Take the World Can’t Wait Quiz

Iran & the Nuclear Bomb
President Bush and all the leading presidential contenders have said when it comes to Iran that no option including the nuclear option should be off the table. Today 3 aircraft carrier groups are presently conducting military exercises in the Gulf of Hormuz, the U.S. military command in the Middle East has been assumed for the first time by an admiral and plans currently exist to be able to launch an air attack on Iran within 24 hours.

1) The possibility of war with Iran:

a) is a good thing
b) never gonna happen – it’d be too crazy
c) will be prevented through sanctions on Iran
d) a real and present danger that could widen the current war in Iraq and Afghanistan and further inflame the whole region

2) What country in the Middle East refuses to officially confirm or deny that it has a nuclear weapon program and refuses to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty?

3) Iran has agreed to be monitored by the IAEA and opened up its country to IAEA inspectors.

Yes or No?

4) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) severely criticized for falsifying information on Iran’s nuclear program. (name country)

5) What country(ies) has/have used nuclear weapons on civilian populations?

6) How many Iraqi civilians died between 1991 and 1997 due to sanctions imposed by the U.S.?

a) 55,000 b) 655,000 (c) 1.2 million (d) 1.5 million

Follow up question: How many children in Iraq died per month under U.S.-imposed sanctions?

a) 50 b) 500 (c) 2,500 (d) 5,000

Ready for the Results? Here we go:

1) Depends on what kind of future you want for the planet.

2) Israel

3) Yes

4) The U.S

5) The U.S.

6) C

Follow up question: D

Now that you’ve taken the quiz, test your friends, teachers, parents and people at work. You can download the quiz at http://www.worldcantwait.org.

WORLD CAN’T WAIT is aiming to have 3,000 people take this quiz on Iran and will be
publishing the final results on worldcantwait.org at the end of May. Let us know the results of the quiz in your town and send your results to
youth_students@worldcantwait.org (also include in how many people were surveyed).

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