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Christina Raines is the young woman who had recently moved in with her fiance, Drew Peterson. Drew Peterson, if you will remember, is the former police officer who has been a suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife and also was under suspicion in the death of his third wife. Drew did an interview, with Martin Bashir of ABC’s news program Nightline, that aired on Thursday night. Drew and Christina viewed the interview together, at which point…she allegedly called him a liar, broke up with him and moved out.
Everyone has been concerned for her safety and that of the well-being of her children, that moved in with her and Drew. By moving out…she may have very well saved her life and her sanity from living in a fishbowl. To listen to Drew tell it; he is addicted to new romances…what kind of a relationship can survive that, long term? No woman wants to think she is just a number standing in line; to enjoy her turn at the romance department…only to be replaced by someone younger and more exciting; if real life gets in the way of the newness of their romance.
I saw part of that interview, Drew comes across as trying to be very charismatic and at the same time…condescending. He appears to like the attention of the public and he appears to like the fact that people fear/and are fascinated by him. He made comments alluding to the fact that “young women are drawn” to him. They seek him out he said and, even sometimes flirt with him or sit on his lap. He tells the interviewer that he likes the attention of the young women…he likes falling in love. Drew also said that when his relationships start to lose their excitement…that is when he is drawn to other women. His relationships/marriages have failed in the past because of this.
Christina’s father, Ernie Raines has been trying to enlist the help of the local police department, trying to make sure that his daughter and grandchildren are ok. He made no secret of the fact that he does not trust Drew Peterson. I think that many people can understand and support those feelings. Ernie helped Christina move out…Drew did not want to let him in the house and Ernie had to once again call the police. Good job Ernie for being persistant; if you feel your children are in danger…you do what you have to-to protect them.
You have to wonder about the emotional well-being of Drew’s younger children that he had with Staci…his wife that is missing. How must it be for them to be growing up in a home that is constantly watched and a place that must be under alot of stress because of that suspicion. Not to mention…those children have been deprived of their mother…for whatever reason she is missing…they have suffered a great loss.
In watching the interview, I felt repulsed listening to him go on and on about how much he enjoys the attentions of the young women that he meets and has met in the past (in bars). It comes across to me as a young, immature male teen bragging on his conquests. It all appears as a game…one that matches his wit and his ability to con those around him. He was an undercover police officer for a 5 year period and he allegedly made statements, in the past, about how he loved to see the faces of the people who were arrested once they found out that he was a police officer who conned them with his disquises. The interview felt to me, like it was just another con job that floated his boat…one that tested his ability to still fool those that he wishes, with whatever story he chooses to tell.
I say to Ernie Raines…enjoy your relationship with your daughter…spend time listening to her. I hope that she is able to heal her heart and realize just how much better off she is away from the media circus that she was living in with her relationship with Drew Peterson. At the same time, she might want to spend a little time in counseling trying to discover what it was about that relationship that made her feel like she was making a good decision for her future and that of her children. Best of luck! Women…where there is smoke there is fire…you can’t change a person that you are attracted to…you cant “fix” their problems…you can’t be all things to one person…and you can’t live with the shadow of missing wives, alleged murders, infidelities, and controlling behaviors; and live happily ever-after!
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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|
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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?
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Posted in abuse, anger, Business, economy, Education, emotions, failure, finances, Frustration, future, government, Honor, Impact, leadership, life, loss, making money, MONEY, news, opinion, pain and misery, politics, power, service, tagged abuse of power, AIG, America, bailout, bankruptcy, behavior, blank check, bleeding, Business, businesses, common sense, crime, crisis, debt, economy, excess, failing, finances, foreclosures, government, Green, Honor, Impact, income, influence, investments, irresponsible, jobs, leadership, life, medical costs, MONEY, nation, organizations, power, pressure, rescue, Russia, society, tax payer, taxes, treasury, triage on November 12, 2008|
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How many of you have ever had knowledge of an emergency situation where someone is bleeding profusely? Emergency training teaches to apply pressure; or, to use a tourniquiet to temporarily stop the blood loss. It is no different with our financial crisis; yet, apparently in a move that goes against common sense…we are bleeding green…sending more and more money to problematic areas that are already bleeding out.
What we need is a check and balance here…someone to triage…find out who we can afford to let go on to their great reward. We can’t save everyone here financially speaking. So, if we are going to attempt to try to turn the tide with this financial mess…we need to find the most effective way to pump money back into the economy in a way that is going to repair the situation. Not prolong the agony. Those companies that would abuse the help provided them should be held accountable. The governmental leaders who are in charge should be held accountable if they fail to serve honorably; by not keeping track of the ebb and flow of the bailout plan. It should be considered a crime to fail at accounting for each and every dime of the bailout money that does not produce a positive outcome on the economy. It would challenge those who benefit from the rescue plan to strictly monitor the use of such money entrusted to them!
Americans are angry about this whole situation. They are struggling and there is no safety net waiting for them when they fail financially…so, their expectations of our leaders who are guiding the ship in regards to the bailout, are high. Those expectations are not currently being met…and Americans have had their fill of leaders and organizations who abuse their power and influence over our society. The impact of such irresponsible behavior is what has brought us to this place and time in history; it is unacceptable.
Allegedly, reports have surfaced, twice now, on AIG as having pricey get-to-gethers since they have come knocking on the government’s door begging for bailouts to keep them from filing for a $150 billion dollar bankruptcy. This is seen by many as an excessive fly- in- your- face disregard for the sacrifices that tax payers are taking on, by dolling out the $40 billion dollars that the treasury has set aside to help put AIG back in black.
What is madness is that this kind of behavior seems to go without consequences except to the country as a whole. We are drowning in poor choices, in excesses that failing business expect others to dig them out of. If a small business owner took on that kind of attitude…there would be nothing but financial ruin in their future…not a reward of an all expense paid trip to a spa on the taxpayers!
The average American is drowning as well. There are no individual life rings being tossed to the middle class taxpayer. We are being hit from all sides by the economy, taxation, educational funding, rising cost of living bills, home heating costs, gasoline, medical costs; and still, more and more people are loosing their jobs or their investments. Home foreclosure is at an all time high.
How in the world are taxpayers going to pay more to bailout anyone when they are barely keeping afloat themselves with the drain on their incomes? If people don’t have jobs, they can’t pay taxes. Common sense dictates that we examine closely where all of this bailout money is coming from; and, limit those who are benefitting from the rescue money. If some business or organization is not being fiscally responsible they should not then be given a blank check to continue the party.
This is not a free for all…We need someone in a position to regulate the flow of green; apply some pressure. We are living in an unprecedented time of national debt…it just makes sense to be watching our bottom line. There is nothing wrong with taking a little time to evaluate the situation and make an informed decision about the best way to tackle this mess. Remember Russia and the collapse of their union? Are we looking to make history as the next nation to collapse from the inside out?
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