Today, pictures that show the trauma that singer Rihanna allegedly suffered at the hands of her boyfriend singer, Chris Brown were released. If it is true that these are authentic police pictures; someone is going to lose their job. It is awful that someone could profit from providing this picture to a media outlet…whether they profitted for fame, for money, or purely for the ability to be in control over the picture. When it is discovered, through the internal police investigation, who the person is who released it…they will instantly become a very unpopular person. It must take a tremendous amount of lack of compassion and integrity to give yourself permission to profit from someone else’s pain and misery! (more…)
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Posted in abuse, birthday, career, celebrity, compassion, control, crime, domestic violence, emotions, entertainment, Fame, joy, law enforcement, legal, media, mental and physical health, news, observations, pain and misery, prayer, relationships, Uncategorized, tagged abuse, birthday, Chris Brown, compassion, compensation, control, domestic dispute, employee, ethical, Fame, healing, healthy, integrity, investigation, job, joy, legal, legal issues, lose, media, misery, MONEY, news, pain, photo, picture, police, proceedings, profit, relationship, Rihanna, society, trauma, violence, wellness on February 21, 2009| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Business, career, celebrity, children, control, emotions, entertainment, Fame, family, fathers, Fear, finances, kids, legal, life, media, mental and physical health, MONEY, mother, news, observations, parenting, protect, relationships, safety, well-being, tagged behavior, breach of contract, breaking new, Britney Spears, business dealings, children, claims, concern, contact, control, court, defamed, intimidation, Jamie Spears, legal, Lynne Spears, MONEY, observations, parents, relationship, restraining order, Sam Lufti, tour on February 4, 2009| Leave a Comment »
Breaking news today that the infamous Sam Lufti who is Britney Spears former manager is suing both Britney and both of her parents; he is claiming that they have defamed him and claiming breach of contract. Going back to last year when Britney was having the worst year of her life…the news was peppered with comments of worry relating to Sam Lufti’s relationship with Britney.
Her parents were alledging that he had too much control over Britney and that he had allegedly confided in Britney’s mother Lynne that he gave her “medications”. Britney was exhibiting behavior that had everyone concerned for her well-being and that of her children. Britney’s father Jamie went to court and got legal control over Britney’s finances and business dealings; effectively removing anyone with suspected ulterior motives from unauthorized access to Brit’s money or to Britney herself.
Sam Lufti is now claiming that Jamie and Lynne have combined efforts to lie about him and have used intimidation to remove him from Britney’s life. I don’t think that the Spears’ have tried to hide the fact that they believe that Sam Lufti should have no contact with Britney; since they went to court to limit his contact with her. They were very concerned about their daughter and did what they felt was best to protect her and guard her safety and emotional well-being. Sam Lufti says he feels he had no choice but to file suit against them in their campaign to smear his name. Britney, after being hospitalized twice and having her father take over conservatorship of her legal and business affairs has made a miraculous recovery. She has regained the ability to visit with her children and to perform onstage before her fans with confidence, once again.
Jamie Spears has again gone to the courts, recently, to file a restraining order because of what he says are attempts by Sam Lufti and others in regards to the harassment of the Spears family. I would presume that they would have evidence to back up that claim, or he would not have gone through the inconvience and cost of going to the court to file charges.
The timing of this latest difficulty for the Spears family comes close to the beginning of Britney’s new tour which is scheduled to begin next month. The tour promises to make lots of money and I would not be surprised if Sam Lufti, as her former manager, feels that he would have been benefitting from the profits of such business dealings; if he had not been removed from contact with Britney Spears.
Posted in accomplishments, attitude, charity, children, commitment, culture, emotions, encouragement, Faith, giving, inspiration, legal, life, love, observations, responsibility, service, spiritual, tagged abilities, attitude, Bible, caregiving, emotions, family, fulfilled, funding, God, instructions, knowledge, legal, limits, moral, needs, Opportunities, personal, poor, priviledge, responsibilities, road map, servants, service, skills, society, spirituality, successful, truth, wants, widows on February 1, 2009| Leave a Comment »
Do you ever wonder what your personal responsibilities are? I mean, most people understand that they must work, take care of their children, nuture their personal relationships, and pay their bills; what else is there? Being a responsible person is a way of life; are you required to take care of others outside the close personal limits of your immediate family? Who and what are you responsible for? Are there limits to your responsibilty legally, physically, spiritually, emotionally or morally?
Have you ever heard the saying, “Are you your brother’s keeper”? Human beings are complex creatures. We have layers of self, one upon the other…each with their own wants and needs. For those who are spiritual seekers of truth; there are teachings which encourage us to reach beyond the demands of our own personal flesh-n- blood, wants and needs. My road map is the Bible. Everything i need to know to be a successful and fulfilled person is included in that instruction manual.
God wants us to follow his leading; we are to grow and learn how to praise him and serve others. This is not always convienent in today’s society, according to the world’s values. That attitude of becoming a servant requires a bit of sacrifice on our part. Many people run from their own responsibilities and refuse to accept that they have a moral responsibility to reach out to others. And there are others who do not consider themselves spiritual beings who still manage to be service minded…realizing that there is value to connecting with and recognizing need in others.
Understand, I am not talking about enabling others to continue to be irresponsible…but instead, teaching and inspiring others to take up the challenge of meeting their own obligations when they are able. To do that, they must be inspired, they must have knowledge, skills, opportunities and funding…once that happens, they too can become a servant to pass it on to others.
Responsibility is something that we must strive for. When everything is going smoothly…it is because we have acknowledged our responsibilities and have submitted ourselves to the service of God.
God says that we are to take care of the widows and the children; we are to befriend the poor. When we see suffering in the world and we have the ability, the skill, the opportunity to help ,then we must consider it a priviledge and a responsibility to do so. What are you willing to do for those around you? Do you know someone who has a need? Can you listen when someone needs to talk, can you spend time with someone who is lonely, are you capable of performing a chore that someone else cant do and needs done?
There are so many ways to be of service to another fellow human being…it is simply a matter of being aware and observing those around you and being willing to be helpful. People in need are all around us…it will change your life to see the world through the eye and heart of a servant of God.
Posted in crime, denial, family, future, health, husband, Impact, kids, law enforcement, legal, marriage, mental and physical health, MONEY, news, opinion, safety, service, sex, spiritual, trust, values, tagged college education, consequences, crime, damage, emotional, experience, family, For sale, highest bidder, Impact, innocence, legal, marriage, mind, MONEY, moral, opinions, physical, prostitution, psychological, San Diego, sexual health, sin, soul, spirit, STD's, therapy, trust, value, virginity on January 14, 2009| Leave a Comment »
I recently read a story about a young woman in San Diego; I won’t mention her name, as i really don’t want to give her any more notoriety than she has already created for herself. Not to mention, I personally hope that she changes her mind about her decision to sell her virginity to the highest bidder.
For whenever a product is sold…there is a give and take; and while it may seem that the money is worth the loss of something that she values less than the money…it doesn’t mean that the trade of her integrity is the right thing to do. Integrity is a core value in a person. It is the state of being whole or undiminished; of adherring to moral or ethical principals; of honesty. While she may be honest in her expectations of the deal…it does deminish the perception of who she is that she could or would sell herself to a person who would basically rent her body. How will a future mate value her “virtue” if she herself devalues it?
This 22 year old woman has received a bid for 3.7 million dollars for the one time gift of her virginity. She allegedly got the idea to sell “it” after her sister allegedly prostituted herself for 3 months to pay for her college education. Wow…is this like a family tradition or what? I am sorry but, I am thinking this whole thing is wrong on so many levels.
First off, the idea of selling your virginity is not my idea of innocence. Evidently, it isn’t the dictionary’s idea of innocence either. The definition of innocence is: the quality or state of being innocent; freedom from sin or moral wrong; simplicity or lack of guile; naivete; lack of knowledge or understanding; freedom from legal or specific wrong; or, harmlessness.
This young woman may have a lack of sexual experience…however, she is not innocent or “unknowing”. She does understand what she is about to do. She knows that she is selling a “product-herself” for a large sum of money. She appears to understand that there are some people in this world who are willing to possess that “physical innocence” for a sum of money…even though that innocence is fleeting. The logic of paying mutiple millions of dollars for something this empty escapes me…I can’t help but to ponder, what type of person would consider something of this nature.
She allegedly said that she believes that both herself and the person that she does “it” with will both profit greatly from the deal. For herself, she plans to use some of the money to pay for an advanced degree in family and marriage therapy. Hmmmmm…interesting! Personally, I think it brings a whole new meaning to the idea of a profit/loss statement.
I wonder if she may someday have to use some of that money to pay for counseling once she takes that step into a marriage of her own…when both she and her future spouse have to come to terms with the physical and/or, psychological consequences of her actions regarding her virginity. Money is a poor balm to a mind and a soul that is damaged from selling itself to the highest bidder. Will she be able to trust that the person she chooses to marry is marrying her for herself and not for her money? Will she be able to find a person to love her, who can find kernels of a person of value…after she devalues herself, as a person, by selling her body?
After all, this isn’t a person who is being forced to sell herself…nor is she selling herself to “survive”; she is making a conscious choice to sell her body for money. When it is over, will she consider that she traded up?
Back to the definitions of innocence…freedom from sin or moral wrong (decay)…while some may try to deny that selling your body is wrong morally…the soul knows it’s worth. That is what a conscience is for. It gets troubled and disturbed when you do things that go against spiritual purity. That is a safety valve built within our very beings…it is designed by God to help us turn away from the very choices that have the ability to destroy us for eternity. That is my opinion.
Now, most anyone over the age of 10 understands about the exposure to STD’s from having sex with multiple partners. This woman does not pretend to have a future with the person who will use her for this sexual experience. That means that someday, she will eventually have other experiences with someone. She herself admits that she is using this unknown person, in my opinion, by alluding to the fact that she is in it for the money. I think in her mind, it is a straight up exchange of money for the sexual pleasure of sharing this 1st sexual experience with her. This decision could have lifelong impact on both her life and, that of this invisible person with excess money; not to mention…her future sexual partners and or, any children that she may have someday. In my book…exchanging sexual favors for money is prostitution and is illegal in California, last I knew.
Not that people don’t get involved in prostitution…however, they do get arrested for it; prostitution is a crime! What do you think of this situation?
Posted in abuse, attitude, children, crime, culture, family, finances, Impact, kids, law enforcement, legal, MONEY, news, opinion, power, relationships, tagged abuse, accost, annoyance, behavior, Brighton, consequences, court, dispute, family, fine, frivolous lawsuits, grudges, guidelines, Impact, insults, law, law enforcement, laws, legal, Michigan, news, ordinance, People, power, purpose, resentments, siblings on December 24, 2008| Leave a Comment »
Here is an interesting story in the news…it seems that people who annoy others are now being held legally responsible and can receive fines for their annoying behavior. Those who have been annoyed now have legal recourse against those who continually display behavior that is alarming, annoying, or serves no legitimate purpose. Wow! That is interesting.
In Brighton, Michigan starting January 17, 2009…the new ordinance will begin. It will also be against the law to molest anyone, to insult them, annoy or accost them. Hmmm, one wonders about the potential limitations, of such of a law or ordinance. Who decides what constitutes legal annoyance? Will there be guidelines as to what is just a frustration, and what is over the top and prosecutable?
All that i could think of when i heard about this was; that it was a good thing that the law was not viable in my own home between my children….everything they do annoys each other some days! 🙂 I can just see it in homes across the nation, can’t you? Mom…make him/her stop…they won’t leave me alone…so and so took my seat…he/she is annoying me…Mooooooooooommmmmmmmmmm!!! Good thing we don’t have to pay fines against annoying each other in families…don’t ya think? I mean…really stop and think about this law…is it going to have a positive impact on the community of Brighton?
It would seem like this type of law has unlimited potential for frivolous lawsuits by people with grudges against one another. It has a price tag of a $500.00 fine; which is no small thing. I think that the courts will eventually resent having every little dispute brought before the bench…but, the fee that the court would levy against those violating the new law would help them to overcome the inconvience and resentment associated with enforcing such a new law. What do you think…will this be something that catches on around the country? Should it? Does a law like this have the power to be abused? Should there be some kind of written guidelines or consequences to prevent someone from fraudulently accusing innocent people?