Wednesday, February 22, 2006
One Hit News
I guess every now and then everyone needs:
A little bit of Monica in my life
A little bit of Erica by my side
A little bit of Rita is all I need
A little bit of Tina is what I see
A little bit of Sandra in the sun
A little bit of Mary all night long
A little bit of Jessica here I am
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Florida Teens Plead NOT GUILTY in homeless man killing and beatings.
Brian Hooks and William Ammons, both 18, and 17-year-old Thomas Daugherty were indicted earlier this month on murder charges in the killing of 45-year-old Norris Gaynor and attempted murder in the beatings of Raymond Perez and Jacques Pierre.
[The] teens' attorneys described each youth as contrite and upset about what had happened.
"He's got the weight of the world on his shoulders," said Daugherty's attorney, Michael Gottlieb. "He definitely feels bad."
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U.K. "Happy Slapping" Attacks captured on Cell phone video.
A mobile phone seized by detectives investigating the killing of a teenager contained graphic footage of 14 violent assaults, the police have revealed.
They were discovered when officers examined a group of mobiles removed from teenagers after a fatal attack on 18-year-old Triston Christmas - which itself was captured on a phone video.
The images were described by senior officers as "incredibly violent" and the alleged offences are being classed as serious assaults.
The footage includes clips of a woman being deliberately knocked off her bicycle and into a road by two youths, and a man being punched in the face.
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Swearing now a Fine-able offense.
Kurt Walker, a friend of the group, approached and was asked by his mates what he was up to - he replied, with a swear word, that he was not doing anything.
But a female officer overheard the 18-year-old student's reply and gave him a fixed penalty notice.
Kurt, from Deal, who had been on his way to a youth centre where he volunteers, said: "She just slapped on the fine and then left. I walked off up the street furious. It's my right to swear in a private conversation.
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One: I believe the Holocaust happened. Two: I believe not only those of Jewish faith, but a whole bunch of people of many faiths and ethnicities died and suffered at the hands of Nazis. Three: I think it insane and ludicrous To Jail Someone For Talking out of Their Ass. Doing so, in a perverse way, gives what David Irving says inauthentic credibility.
Your point is right on. I understand the laws in some nations whereby it is illegal to deny the holocaust and that kind of mindset. And I understand their rationale for it. Fortunately we don't have laws like that in the U.S.
It just seems stupid, silly, and a waste of time for jailing someone for what I call "talking out of their ass". It's too close to an Orwellian future when people are jailed for talking stupid.
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