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Re: What's going on in the world? (International News stories)
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2005, 05:53:06 PM »
Inside of me is a blonde ready to come out.

That is why I love you. ;)  Once the white comes out, give me a call. ;D
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Re: What's going on in the world? (International News stories)
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2005, 05:54:41 PM »
Inside of me is a blonde ready to come out.

That is why I love you. ;)  Once the white comes out, give me a call. ;D

I can't believe he just said that :D :D :D
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Re: What's going on in the world? (International News stories)
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2005, 05:57:24 PM »
Inside of me is a blonde ready to come out.

That is why I love you. ;)  Once the white comes out, give me a call. ;D

I can't believe he just said that :D :D :D

I am so inappropriate?  But which part, that I love her or for her to give me a call when the white comes out??
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Re: What's going on in the world? (International News stories)
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2005, 05:59:54 PM »
Inside of me is a blonde ready to come out.

That is why I love you. ;)  Once the white comes out, give me a call. ;D

I can't believe he just said that :D :D :D

I am so inappropriate?  But which part, that I love her or for her to give me a call when the white comes out??

The white part...I know and you know I know you'll accept her call regardless.

Is that really your wife?
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Re: What's going on in the world? (International News stories)
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2005, 06:05:20 PM »
Inside of me is a blonde ready to come out.

That is why I love you. ;)  Once the white comes out, give me a call. ;D

I can't believe he just said that :D :D :D

I am so inappropriate?  But which part, that I love her or for her to give me a call when the white comes out??

The white part...I know and you know I know you'll accept her call regardless.

Is that really your wife?

I cant accept her call.  I am married, I am not allowed any female friends. But for her, I will accept her call and lie to my wife as we men do. ;D

HELL NO!!!!!
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Re: What's going on in the world? (International News stories)
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2005, 05:37:00 PM »
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Kenyans Angry Over US Pressure to Sign ICC Agreement
By Cathy Majtenyi
Nairobi
30 May 2005

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Angry Kenyans are urging their government not to sign an agreement
with the United States that would require Kenya to get permission from
the U.S. government before surrendering U.S. war crimes suspects to
the International Criminal Court.

Kenyan member of parliament Paul Muite tells VOA he and his government
do not need the yearly $10 million military aid package that the U.S.
government threatened to withhold from Kenya if the East African
country does not sign the agreement.

"First of all, America is being utterly immoral in refusing to sign up
[to] the International Criminal Court and to go further and require
economically weak countries like Kenya, blackmail them, is really
very, very insulting to our sovereignty, to our sense of
self-respect," said Mr. Muite. So we are taking the position that that
military aid should be suspended - we don't want it."

Under the so-called bilateral non-surrender agreement, Kenya would
promise not to surrender any U.S. war crimes suspects to the
International Criminal Court for possible trial unless the United
States government agrees.

The United States would also not surrender a Kenyan citizen to the
court without Kenya's permission.

But the East African country is a party to the International Criminal
Court and is bound to hand over any wanted suspects.

Mr. Muite says he and "over 90 percent of parliament" plan to pressure
the Kenyan government not to sign the agreement, a sentiment echoed by
other Kenyans in the local press.

Mr. Muite says Kenya can look to the European Union or China to get
the lost military aid.

Kenyan government spokesman Alfred Mutua says the U.S. government has
not officially communicated that it would pull the plug on military
aid if the agreement was not signed.

Mr. Mutua says the cabinet has yet to decide whether or not to sign
the agreement, and did not specify on which side the government
stands.

"It has not yet been fixed on the date that the decision will be
made," he said. "We have to look at Kenyan interests first as they
pertain to our international relations."

The United States believes that the International Criminal Court is
vulnerable to what it calls "exploitation and politically-motivated
prosecutions."

U.S. embassy spokesman Richard Mei says the United States has
supported many international tribunals such as those for Rwanda and
the former Yugoslavia.

But, says Mr. Mei, the International Criminal Court is what he calls
"an institution of unchecked power" because the prosecutor is only
answerable to the court itself, which could lead to "politicized
prosecution."

Mr. Mei denies that the United States is blackmailing Kenya, and not
all military assistance to Kenya has been frozen.

"Whether or not Kenya elects to conclude a bilateral non-surrender
agreement with the U.S. is entirely a sovereign Kenyan decision and
will be respected by the United States," said Mr. Mei. "But we're not
forcing anything on Kenya. There's no blackmail."

The United States has signed bilateral non-surrender agreements with
100 countries.

The International Criminal Court, based in The Hague, was created
under the 1998 Rome Statute, adopted by 120 countries and entering
into force in 2002.

The court deals mostly with cases of genocide, crimes against
humanity, and other human rights violations at the state level, and is
meant to assist national criminal jurisdictions.

The court's stated aims are to end impunity and conflicts, deter
future war criminals, and to take over when national criminal justice
institutions are unwilling or unable to act.
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Re: What's going on in the world? (International News stories)
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2005, 12:52:09 PM »
good thread. bump for unreads.
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Re: What's going on in the world? (International News stories)
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2005, 02:26:10 PM »
Tate Faces Hearing in Pizza Robbery
Date: Thursday, June 02, 2005
By: Curt Anderson, Associated Press

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A judge Thursday set a hearing for next month on whether to revoke probation for a teen given a second chance after beating and stomping a little girl to death -- and now charged with robbing a pizza delivery man.
 
The judge ordered that Lionel Tate continue to be held without bond pending the Aug. 8 hearing. Revocation of probation could mean a life sentence for the 18-year-old, who was freed following a plea agreement in the 1999 killing of Tiffany Eunick, 6.

Tate touched off a debate over Florida's practice of prosecuting juveniles as adults when he became the youngest person in modern U.S. history to be sentenced to life in prison for Tiffany's slaying. Then 12, Tate initially blamed the girl's death on wrestling moves he said he copied from television.

Tate's life sentence was overturned on appeal and he was released on a plea bargain after serving three years; the deal placed him under house arrest for a year, followed by probation for 10 years.
 
At Thursday's hearing, Broward County sheriff's office detectives said a print matching Tate's had been found on one of four pizza boxes delivered to an apartment where the holdup occurred last month.
 
Detectives also said they found a .40-caliber bullet and a handgun ankle holster under Tate's mattress in a nearby town house he shares with his mother, a Florida state trooper. A 12-year-old boy and the pizza delivery man also identified Tate, the they said.

Tate, shackled at the wrists and ankles and wearing a tan jail jumpsuit, did not speak at the hearing. His mother, Kathleen Grossett-Tate, declined to comment.
 
Tate's lawyer, Jim Lewis, claimed there were inconsistencies in the detectives' investigation, particularly whether Tate was singled out unfairly.

"He's not guilty of anything but eating pizza. He trusts that the truth will come out," Lewis said.

Other questions, Lewis said, include how the delivery man could have identified Tate so quickly when the robber was wearing a black mask over the lower part of his face. The robber also was wearing different clothes than Tate had on when he was arrested.
 
Investigators say they are awaiting DNA lab tests on a wool cap believed to have been the mask and on a pair of maroon shorts. The robbery weapon has not been found.



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Re: What's going on in the world? (International News stories)
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2005, 07:13:32 PM »
Wow soror great article. Since this young man has committted anotehr crime, I wonder if the death he was accused of in the previous case really was an "accident". That young man was given anotehr chance and I'm curious to knwo the reason why he would ruin it.
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Re: What's going on in the world? (International News stories)
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2005, 10:56:32 PM »
Lionel's mother is a deputy sheriff and it was maddening to see her on the news making excuses for him when he first got into trouble. I would what she's saying now.

Another article:

Death Row Inmate Regrets Not Killing Woman
June 05, 2005 6:42 PM EDT
RENO, Nev. - A death row inmate awaiting execution on Thursday says his only regret is that he killed his ex-girlfriend's fiance instead of her.

Robert Lee McConnell, 33, pleaded guilty to shooting his victim nine times with a handgun in August 2002 at the home the man shared with a woman McConnell used to date. McConnell then waited for the woman to return from work, cut off her clothes with a knife, raped her and forced her to drive to San Mateo, Calif.

She escaped when they stopped at a service station, and he was captured later in San Francisco.

"I wouldn't play around and have feelings like I did the last time," McConnell told the Reno Gazette-Journal in a prison interview. "I wouldn't let her get away. She would be tortured and killed."

McConnell told the newspaper he plotted to kill the couple after his 2001 arrest on suspicion of violating a temporary protective order the woman had sought. He later was fired later from his $10,000-a-month sales job, and he blamed the couple for taking away his livelihood.

But McConnell says he had second thoughts about killing the woman after she returned home.

"With her it was like, `I hate this person. I hate this person,' but 30 minutes into it, it's weird," he said. "I was like, `I don't know if I'm going to be able to do this.'"

McConnell has said he won't file any appeals or petitions that would automatically stop his execution by injection.