Court fashion trend?
The man's white jacket looked like a how-to guide for making crack cocaine, with a series of little pictures of a white substance with a spoon, a carton of baking soda and a little pot over a fire. The end product was a "rock," slang for the drug.
Dana Carney, a professor at Columbia University, conducted an experiment intended to discover whether “leaders” and “subordinates” experience the same physiological response to lying. She found that power not only makes lying easier, but pleasurable.
Professor Carney speculates that authority could have a similar impact on other unethical behavior with similar physiological responses, such as cheating, stealing, exploitation, reckless behavior and even political corruption. She concludes, “Power will lead to increases in intensity and frequency of lying.”
Piers Morgan is getting on TV every night and flat out lying to the American people about gun control. Nearly every statistic that he quotes is inaccurate and he fails to acknowledge a whole host of statistics that would instantly invalidate the argument that he is trying to make.
Tomorrow if in giving evidence to the inquiry Blair lies then yes he could be jailed for perjury. Before anybody in the anti-war movement has any fantasy about Blair going to jail for lying his arse off, the problem is that Blair would have to be caught lying for that to happen. No doubt, Blair and his advisors have been rehearsing the answers he’s likely to be asked.
I don't really know or care who Roger Clemens is, but he may be locked up for lying to Congress. Apparently he's a pretty well-known guy, so you guys could discuss how he will be locked up for doing nothing wrong.
From Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall: Law enforcement is using a secret interpretation of the PATRIOT Act to spy on people who aren't connected with terrorism. The FBI operates under a cloak of secrecy, so we only know about this because these two courageous senators are defying the intelligence agencies and speaking out. Here's the New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/08/world/europe/08pope.html The Pope says business and banking need to have "greater social responsibility". He also says there should be a big political body to oversee the global economy. He uses a myriad of collectivist terms but barely mentions any individual issues. He seems more interested in the bogus common good than the personal aspects of religion.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Saturday called for Internet regulations and demanded that authorities crack down on a news Web site he accused of spreading false information, according to media reports.