Responsibility / Blaming / Fault Finding / Confession
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Sep 04, 2011 Ex-Premier Faces Charges for Iceland’s Fiscal Woes
QUOTE: The dust from Iceland’s spectacular financial disaster — the failure of its three biggest banks and then the collapse of its economy in the fall of 2008 — had barely begun to settle when the country set about finding someone to blame... it is pursuing criminal charges against a politician, former Prime Minister Geir Haarde, for his government’s failure to avert the catastrophe.
New York Times Feb 21, 2011 Why America's teachers are enraged
QUOTE: Thousands of teachers, nurses, firefighters and other public sector workers have camped out at the Wisconsin Capitol, protesting Republican Gov. Scott Walker's efforts to reduce their take-home pay -- by increasing their contribution to their pension plans and health care benefits -- and restrict their collective bargaining rights.
CNN (Cable News Network) Oct 07, 2009 Group Resists Korean Stigma for Unwed Mothers
QUOTE: Yet each year, [South Korean] social pressure drives thousands of unmarried women to choose between abortion, which is illegal but rampant, and adoption, which is considered socially shameful but is encouraged by the government. The few women who decide to raise a child alone risk a life of poverty and disgrace.
New York Times Aug 10, 2009 Facebook can threaten relationships, study says ( Capsule)
QUOTE: ...Facebook could be ruining your relationship and driving you toward compulsively jealous behavior.
Los Angeles Times Jul 06, 2009 When a parent steals your identity
QUOTE: This crime is not as rare as you might think. And the betrayal (and damage) goes beyond the financial. Here's how it can happen -- and how to tell if it already has.
MSN (Microsoft Network) Jun 25, 2009 Family Caregiving on Contract (The New Old Age: Caring and Coping)
QUOTE: Elder lawyers have been discussing care contracts [where a family member is paid to care for the elderly relative] or caregiver agreements for years, but interest has picked up since 2006, when Medicaid eligibility requirements tightened.
New York Times Nov 06, 2008 What caused the mortgage mess?
QUOTE: Some people blame a fair-lending law for the mortgage meltdown and the resulting global financial crisis. Evidence shows otherwise.
Bankrate.com Oct 02, 2007 Town torn over 'confession' by accused killer arsonist, 10
QUOTE: While police have said the boy confessed to setting the blaze, his supporters say he gave in under three days of questioning.
CNN (Cable News Network) Oct 01, 2007 Confessions Not Always Clad in Iron (Department of Human Behavior)
QUOTE: A decade of psychological experiments and observations, however, suggests that Craig's confession should not be seen as iron clad. While the senator's claims of innocence have been widely mocked, a large body of psychological research shows that innocent people do falsely confess to crimes. Some even believe they are guilty.
Washington Post May 02, 2007 POS Vendors Now Targeted In Credit Card Receipt Error Case
QUOTE: some 50 of the nation's top retailers...were accused of printing full credit numbers and expiration dates on printed customer receipts, violating a provision of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act...two of those retail defendants—Charlotte Russe and Shoe Pavillion—have sued their POS vendors, saying that the retailer relied on them, and if the retailer is liable, then the POS vendor should pay for it.
eWeek Jul 06, 2006 Police state: Has common sense taken leave?
QUOTE: America has grown cold and callous and often lacks common sense in its accepted brutal treatment of others who commit small wrongs or merely make mistakes. We see school children placed at the heart of our court system and treated like hardened criminals. Many find negative marks placed on their permanent records due to the harsh treatment of zero-tolerance policies.
Hook Feb 16, 2006 Accepting Responsibility, With an Asterisk
QUOTE: Since Bush won the presidency in 2000 with a promise to usher in a "new era of personal responsibility," a public acceptance of culpability is de rigueur when something goes wrong. But admitting mistakes is an entirely different matter.
Washington Post May 22, 2005 Acceptable Knockoffs
QUOTE: You are right to shun counterfeit handbags, but you may buy knockoffs, which are not the same thing.
New York Times Feb 16, 2003 Abuse of Elderly Women on the Rise
QUOTE: Women--who outlive men and are more vulnerable to sexual assault and domestic violence--are increasingly victims of elder abuse and neglect.
Women's eNews Aug 06, 2002 The Memory Hole
QUOTE: ...Mr. Bush claims to have laid out the criteria for running a deficit when visiting Chicago during the 2000 campaign. But there's no evidence that he said anything of the sort...
New York Times Mar 27, 2002 Supreme Court Upholds Public Housing Drug Law: Rehnquist Says Rule 'Unambiguously' Written
QUOTE: Upholding the federal government's "one strike and you're out" drug policy for low-income housing projects, the Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a public housing tenant may be evicted if any member of his or her household, or a guest, is caught using illegal drugs...
Washington Post Mar 25, 2002 As Enron Irregularities Mount, Outside Law Firm Subtly Tries to Deflect, and Reassign, Blame
QUOTE: Vinson & Elkins carried on that same theme set out by Reasoner -- that its lawyers did a lot of work, $150 million over five years, but not enough to have a full picture of Enron's finances.
Washington Post Sep 17, 2001 A New War and Its Scale
QUOTE: The military action being planned for Afghanistan is part of a broader diplomatic as well as military policy of holding nations accountable that provide aid and comfort to terrorists.
New York Times Aug 04, 2001 Responsibilities, Rights Linked
QUOTE: ...American Bar Association hopes to combat that aspect of civic imbalance with a new wallet-sized card it is distributing nationwide, listing voters' rights and responsibilities on Election Day.
Sun-Sentinel (Florida) May 16, 2001 The Pregnant Pariah: I've Got News for Gov. Jane Swift, and It Probably Isn't What She Wants to Hear.
QUOTE: ...there may never be a convenient time for a woman with a political career to take, say, three years off to bear and raise children....it may be that the reason we see so few women (and so few mothers) in high office...
Salon Jan 19, 2001 Aphrodisiac of Power
QUOTE: Jesse Jackson joins the club of powerful men whose private transgressions are inevitably exposed...handles it with a little class.
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