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Friday, August 12, 2011

WHEN ABUSING YOUR POWER OF AUTHORITY GOES TERRIBLY WRONG...SMH

Former judge gets 28 years for scheme to unjustly jail youth

By the CNN Wire Staff
August 12, 2011 6:29 a.m. EDT
In addition to the 28-year sentence, Mark Ciavarella was also ordered to pay about $1 million in restitution.
In addition to the 28-year sentence, Mark Ciavarella was also ordered to pay about $1 million in restitution.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Mark Ciavarella was ordered to pay about $1 million in restitution
  • In February, Ciavarella was confronted by a distraught mother outside a courtroom
  • Sandy Fonzo said her son killed himself after receiving an unjust sentence from Ciavarella
  • "Do you remember my son? He's gone. He shot himself in the heart, you scumbag!"
(CNN) -- A former Pennsylvania juvenile judge was sentenced to 28 years in prison Thursday after being convicted for a scheme to make millions off unjustly incarcerating young people, court officials said.
Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella was also ordered by a federal judge in Pennsylvania to pay about $1 million in restitution.
The sentence was four times the 87 months sentence that Ciavarella and federal prosecutors had agreed to when he pleaded guilty to charges in 2009.
But that plea deal was thrown out by a federal judge and the case went to trial.
February: Mom goes after crooked judge
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Ciavarella was found guilty in February of 12 of 39 racketeering and fraud charges for accepting millions of dollars in bribes from friends who owned detention centers to which he sent juveniles.
The case made national headlines when Ciavarella was confronted by a distraught mother outside a courtroom after his conviction.
Sandy Fonzo's 17-year-old son, Edward Kenzakowski, spent six months in a detention center after Ciavarella sentenced him for possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to Fonzo, her son, who had no prior record, was never able to recover and eventually took his own life.
"He (Ciavarella) killed his spirit," Fonzo said at the time, "He crushed him, and he didn't help him." Fonzo said her son was full of resentment and pent-up anger after being sent to the detention center.
"He was just never the same," Fonzo said.
She said in February she came to the courthouse believing Ciavarella would be taken straight to jail. But when she found out he was going home and would not be sentenced until later, she was shocked and angered, and began shouting at Ciavarella.
Fonzo's confrontation was captured by television cameras.
"Do you remember me?" Fonzo screamed lunging toward Ciavarella, "Do you remember my son?" she screamed again. "He's gone," she cried, "He shot himself in the heart, you scumbag!"

WHEN ABUSING YOUR POWER OF AUTHORITY GOES TERRIBLY WRONG...SMH

Former judge gets 28 years for scheme to unjustly jail youth

By the CNN Wire Staff
August 12, 2011 6:29 a.m. EDT
In addition to the 28-year sentence, Mark Ciavarella was also ordered to pay about $1 million in restitution.
In addition to the 28-year sentence, Mark Ciavarella was also ordered to pay about $1 million in restitution.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Mark Ciavarella was ordered to pay about $1 million in restitution
  • In February, Ciavarella was confronted by a distraught mother outside a courtroom
  • Sandy Fonzo said her son killed himself after receiving an unjust sentence from Ciavarella
  • "Do you remember my son? He's gone. He shot himself in the heart, you scumbag!"
(CNN) -- A former Pennsylvania juvenile judge was sentenced to 28 years in prison Thursday after being convicted for a scheme to make millions off unjustly incarcerating young people, court officials said.
Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella was also ordered by a federal judge in Pennsylvania to pay about $1 million in restitution.
The sentence was four times the 87 months sentence that Ciavarella and federal prosecutors had agreed to when he pleaded guilty to charges in 2009.
But that plea deal was thrown out by a federal judge and the case went to trial.
February: Mom goes after crooked judge
RELATED TOPICS
Ciavarella was found guilty in February of 12 of 39 racketeering and fraud charges for accepting millions of dollars in bribes from friends who owned detention centers to which he sent juveniles.
The case made national headlines when Ciavarella was confronted by a distraught mother outside a courtroom after his conviction.
Sandy Fonzo's 17-year-old son, Edward Kenzakowski, spent six months in a detention center after Ciavarella sentenced him for possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to Fonzo, her son, who had no prior record, was never able to recover and eventually took his own life.
"He (Ciavarella) killed his spirit," Fonzo said at the time, "He crushed him, and he didn't help him." Fonzo said her son was full of resentment and pent-up anger after being sent to the detention center.
"He was just never the same," Fonzo said.
She said in February she came to the courthouse believing Ciavarella would be taken straight to jail. But when she found out he was going home and would not be sentenced until later, she was shocked and angered, and began shouting at Ciavarella.
Fonzo's confrontation was captured by television cameras.
"Do you remember me?" Fonzo screamed lunging toward Ciavarella, "Do you remember my son?" she screamed again. "He's gone," she cried, "He shot himself in the heart, you scumbag!"

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Are you effing kidding me? What is going on in peoples minds to want to get their azz to look like a woman that they saw on a TV wedding.. WTH......smh and what azz are they talking about for real!!!! wow thats all im gonna say

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Pippa Middleton's Rear Is 'Queen of the Booty' in Plastic Surgery Circles

Published July 28, 2011
| FoxNews.com
If you want a perfect rearview, apparently you need to look across the pond.
So-called British “commoner” Pippa Middleton has sparked a wave of surgery requests ever since she appeared in a form-fitting Alexander McQueen gown as maid-of-honor to big sister Kate (now Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s) marriage to Prince William in April.
In particular, it was that back view of Pippa carefully carrying her older sister’s nine-foot-long train into the church that captivated plastic surgery lovers.

“The latest craze here in the U.S. and all over the world is to get the ‘Pippa Butt Lift,’” Miami-based celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Constantino Mendieta told FOX411’s Pop Tarts. “Once the breast implants reigned supreme, now it is the buttocks that are considered a woman’s best asset.”
While it was once trendy to boost the booty to mimic the likes of Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez, “booty calls” for those two have been bumped for Middleton's bottom.
“The buttocks has been an increasing and escalating interest over the last four to five years, but the iconic figure was Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian. Both have tremendous curves and large buttocks. While lots of people love the overall shape of those women, many felt those derrieres were just a bit too big,” Mendieta explained. “But ever since the royal wedding, Pippa Middleton has become the new queen of the booty! She opens the doors to those who did not know you could have a small, shapely and perky backside without the large size. Patients want to be more proportionate [with] buttocks that look natural and sexy and go with the rest of their body.”
Aside from the onslaught of Pippa-esque surgery requests, there are also entire websites and blogs now dedicated to the younger Middleton’s posterior, and “Appreciation” pages are even popping up on Facebook. Earlier this month, photographer Alison Jackson told the Daily Mail that she is working to create a Web series called, "How To Create The Perfect Pippa Bottom,” and Middleton’s Pilates instructor Margot Campbell has reportedly inked a book deal to detail just how one shape up like her famous client.
But it’s not just Middleton’s bottom half that has folks talking.
“I am definitely seeing a rise in Pippa-like features,” Constantino said. “People want to look sexy, elegant and petite.”
And according to Dr. Richard W. Fleming of the Beverly Hills Institute, who each year spotlights the star-studded body parts that are currently being most requested in the highly-cited “Hollywood’s Hottest Looks” survey, the Royal Middleton sibling's features are also in high-demand.
“People ask for what they see, and they are seeing a lot of the Middleton girls. Kate especially has been in the news non-stop for the past two months and the public adores her. She has impacted everything in the beauty and fashion industry – including plastic surgery requests – because of her beautiful natural looks, her polished appearance, her stylish approach to dress,” he said. “The most requested features of both girls are their eyes and their nose. Both have beautiful, happy smiling eyes and very natural, perfectly proportional noses.  ippa has a more curvaceous yet lean body so we are getting lots of requests from patients asking for liposuction and body contouring to get the ‘Pippa Body.’” 
So what is it about these twentysomething Bucklebury natives that has Hollywood hotties in awe?
“The Middleton girls are fresh and natural looking, they are the epitome of youth, and they're happy people – everything about their physical presence is happy and natural. They are ideally natural looking and their beauty is unpretentious,” Fleming added. “We should all be so lucky to have their happiness, physical features and everything that goes with it. They represent blooming youth at its shiny best and it is fabulous to just watch it slowly mature before our eyes.”


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/07/28/pippa-middletons-rear-starts-new-plastic-suergery-craze/#ixzz1Tzp7s300

Monday, August 1, 2011

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Colon cleansing: Not so healthy, analysis says

Colon cleansing: Not so healthy, analysis says

It has been touted as a natural way to improve your heath and cleanse the soul. But doctors are now finding the procedure known as colon cleansing can cause dangerous side effects.
Colon cleansing, technically known as colonic hydrotherapy or colonic irrigation, is a popular treatment, usually performed at spas. It often involves the use of chemicals in the body and in hydrotherapy, the colon is flushed with water through a tube inserted in the rectum.
But oral home remedies are also available and have become popular, especially over the Internet. Now researchers from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. say there's no evidence any of these colon cleansing treatments work and, in fact, when used improperly can cause cramping, kidney failure and in some extreme cases, death.
"There can be serious consequences for those who engage in colon cleansing whether they have the procedure done at a spa or perform it at home," says the lead author, Dr. Ranit Mishori, a family medicine physician at Georgetown University School of Medicine. "Colon cleansing products in the form of laxatives, teas, powders and capsules... tout benefits that don't exist."
Mayo doctor is no fan of cleanses
Although colon cleansing has been around for centuries as a way to rid the body of unwanted toxins, the American Medical Association determined in the early 1900s that the procedure was invalid; there was no evidence to show the methods worked. And even though there still remains no solid evidence these products do what they claim, colon cleansing has been making a comeback, mainly because manufacturers claim it also helps people lose weight.
"If this method were the key to weight loss, it would be amazing. But there is no evidence that this helps people lose weight,” says Mishori. "Manufacturers don't describe how it works. The statements are a little empty. They say it will enhance your immune system, up your metabolism, give you energy. It’s all pretty vague. Some people swear by it, but it could be a placebo effect. And companies can make these claims, because the federal government doesn't regulate their products."
Not expecting miracles, but I love my cleanses
According to the report released this week in the Journal of Family Practice, Mishori and her colleagues examined 20 studies published in medical literature over the last 10 years.
Investigators noted while these reports showed little evidence of colon cleansing benefits, there were a number of side effects reported following the use of these cleansing methods. Those effects included cramping, bloating, nausea, vomiting, electrolyte imbalance and renal failure. And in some cases, ingredients in these remedies were toxic.
"Some herbal preparations have also been associated with aplastic anemia and liver toxicity," Mishori said.
Researchers also noted that many of the "spas" that offer colon cleansing have no trained clinicians and even organizations such as the National Board for Colon Hydrotherapy and others who promote colon cleansing require technicians who perform professional colon cleansing to have little more than a high school diploma.
"When you flush your colon out with a hose, it's like giving yourself an enema on steroids. You shouldn't put things up there that really don't belong there," stressed Mishori. "Imagine 60 liters of water going through your colon. The stress it puts on the system, and the hose, if not used correctly, could puncture the organ."
As for the home remedies, Mishori says there's no need for them. "We poop and pee for a reason. If you are a healthy person, the body does it for you."
When asked what was the best way to cleanse the body, Mishori was quick to respond.
"Eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly," she stressed, "Get six to eight hours of sleep and see a doctor regularly. But no one wants to do that," she said with exasperation. "But they'll use a hose to flush themselves out! The use of these methods are unhealthy. And what's scary is we only examined the cases that were reported to hospitals and doctors. Imagine all the people who are using these products and methods and have side effects and never go to the hospital. We don't know about them. The numbers could be staggering
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Colon cleansing: Not so healthy, analysis says

Colon cleansing: Not so healthy, analysis says

It has been touted as a natural way to improve your heath and cleanse the soul. But doctors are now finding the procedure known as colon cleansing can cause dangerous side effects.
Colon cleansing, technically known as colonic hydrotherapy or colonic irrigation, is a popular treatment, usually performed at spas. It often involves the use of chemicals in the body and in hydrotherapy, the colon is flushed with water through a tube inserted in the rectum.
But oral home remedies are also available and have become popular, especially over the Internet. Now researchers from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. say there's no evidence any of these colon cleansing treatments work and, in fact, when used improperly can cause cramping, kidney failure and in some extreme cases, death.
"There can be serious consequences for those who engage in colon cleansing whether they have the procedure done at a spa or perform it at home," says the lead author, Dr. Ranit Mishori, a family medicine physician at Georgetown University School of Medicine. "Colon cleansing products in the form of laxatives, teas, powders and capsules... tout benefits that don't exist."
Mayo doctor is no fan of cleanses
Although colon cleansing has been around for centuries as a way to rid the body of unwanted toxins, the American Medical Association determined in the early 1900s that the procedure was invalid; there was no evidence to show the methods worked. And even though there still remains no solid evidence these products do what they claim, colon cleansing has been making a comeback, mainly because manufacturers claim it also helps people lose weight.
"If this method were the key to weight loss, it would be amazing. But there is no evidence that this helps people lose weight,” says Mishori. "Manufacturers don't describe how it works. The statements are a little empty. They say it will enhance your immune system, up your metabolism, give you energy. It’s all pretty vague. Some people swear by it, but it could be a placebo effect. And companies can make these claims, because the federal government doesn't regulate their products."
Not expecting miracles, but I love my cleanses
According to the report released this week in the Journal of Family Practice, Mishori and her colleagues examined 20 studies published in medical literature over the last 10 years.
Investigators noted while these reports showed little evidence of colon cleansing benefits, there were a number of side effects reported following the use of these cleansing methods. Those effects included cramping, bloating, nausea, vomiting, electrolyte imbalance and renal failure. And in some cases, ingredients in these remedies were toxic.
"Some herbal preparations have also been associated with aplastic anemia and liver toxicity," Mishori said.
Researchers also noted that many of the "spas" that offer colon cleansing have no trained clinicians and even organizations such as the National Board for Colon Hydrotherapy and others who promote colon cleansing require technicians who perform professional colon cleansing to have little more than a high school diploma.
"When you flush your colon out with a hose, it's like giving yourself an enema on steroids. You shouldn't put things up there that really don't belong there," stressed Mishori. "Imagine 60 liters of water going through your colon. The stress it puts on the system, and the hose, if not used correctly, could puncture the organ."
As for the home remedies, Mishori says there's no need for them. "We poop and pee for a reason. If you are a healthy person, the body does it for you."
When asked what was the best way to cleanse the body, Mishori was quick to respond.
"Eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly," she stressed, "Get six to eight hours of sleep and see a doctor regularly. But no one wants to do that," she said with exasperation. "But they'll use a hose to flush themselves out! The use of these methods are unhealthy. And what's scary is we only examined the cases that were reported to hospitals and doctors. Imagine all the people who are using these products and methods and have side effects and never go to the hospital. We don't know about them. The numbers could be staggering
RSS
Colon cleansing: Not so healthy, analysis says

Colon cleansing: Not so healthy, analysis says

It has been touted as a natural way to improve your heath and cleanse the soul. But doctors are now finding the procedure known as colon cleansing can cause dangerous side effects.
Colon cleansing, technically known as colonic hydrotherapy or colonic irrigation, is a popular treatment, usually performed at spas. It often involves the use of chemicals in the body and in hydrotherapy, the colon is flushed with water through a tube inserted in the rectum.
But oral home remedies are also available and have become popular, especially over the Internet. Now researchers from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. say there's no evidence any of these colon cleansing treatments work and, in fact, when used improperly can cause cramping, kidney failure and in some extreme cases, death.
"There can be serious consequences for those who engage in colon cleansing whether they have the procedure done at a spa or perform it at home," says the lead author, Dr. Ranit Mishori, a family medicine physician at Georgetown University School of Medicine. "Colon cleansing products in the form of laxatives, teas, powders and capsules... tout benefits that don't exist."
Mayo doctor is no fan of cleanses
Although colon cleansing has been around for centuries as a way to rid the body of unwanted toxins, the American Medical Association determined in the early 1900s that the procedure was invalid; there was no evidence to show the methods worked. And even though there still remains no solid evidence these products do what they claim, colon cleansing has been making a comeback, mainly because manufacturers claim it also helps people lose weight.
"If this method were the key to weight loss, it would be amazing. But there is no evidence that this helps people lose weight,” says Mishori. "Manufacturers don't describe how it works. The statements are a little empty. They say it will enhance your immune system, up your metabolism, give you energy. It’s all pretty vague. Some people swear by it, but it could be a placebo effect. And companies can make these claims, because the federal government doesn't regulate their products."
Not expecting miracles, but I love my cleanses
According to the report released this week in the Journal of Family Practice, Mishori and her colleagues examined 20 studies published in medical literature over the last 10 years.
Investigators noted while these reports showed little evidence of colon cleansing benefits, there were a number of side effects reported following the use of these cleansing methods. Those effects included cramping, bloating, nausea, vomiting, electrolyte imbalance and renal failure. And in some cases, ingredients in these remedies were toxic.
"Some herbal preparations have also been associated with aplastic anemia and liver toxicity," Mishori said.
Researchers also noted that many of the "spas" that offer colon cleansing have no trained clinicians and even organizations such as the National Board for Colon Hydrotherapy and others who promote colon cleansing require technicians who perform professional colon cleansing to have little more than a high school diploma.
"When you flush your colon out with a hose, it's like giving yourself an enema on steroids. You shouldn't put things up there that really don't belong there," stressed Mishori. "Imagine 60 liters of water going through your colon. The stress it puts on the system, and the hose, if not used correctly, could puncture the organ."
As for the home remedies, Mishori says there's no need for them. "We poop and pee for a reason. If you are a healthy person, the body does it for you."
When asked what was the best way to cleanse the body, Mishori was quick to respond.
"Eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly," she stressed, "Get six to eight hours of sleep and see a doctor regularly. But no one wants to do that," she said with exasperation. "But they'll use a hose to flush themselves out! The use of these methods are unhealthy. And what's scary is we only examined the cases that were reported to hospitals and doctors. Imagine all the people who are using these products and methods and have side effects and never go to the hospital. We don't know about them. The numbers could be staggering