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SpikedRocker
07-21-2008, 08:35 AM
A news double header from me. Since these just came down on the wires, I thought they were very interesting.

First, the war crimes trial:

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - The first Guantanamo war
crimes trial began Monday with a not guilty plea from a former
driver and alleged bodyguard for Osama bin Laden.
Salim Hamdan, a Yemeni, entered the plea through his lawyer at
the U.S. Navy base in Cuba.
He is the first prisoner to face a U.S. war crimes trial since
World War II.
Judge Keith Allred, a Navy captain, called a jury pool of
American military officers into the courtroom and began reading
them instructions. A minimum of five of the 13 officers must be
selected for the trial.
Hamdan, a Yemeni, wore a khaki prison jumpsuit to the courtroom.
The flowing white robe and headdress he wore at pretrial hearings
was not cleaned in time for his trial, said Charles Swift, one of
his civilian attorneys.
The trial is expected to take three to four weeks, with
testimony from nearly two dozen Pentagon witnesses.
Hamdan was captured at a roadblock in Afghanistan in November
2001, allegedly with two surface-to-air missiles in the car. But
his lawyers say he was merely a low-level driver and mechanic
without any role in the al-Qaida conspiracy against the United
States.
Hamdan was taken to Guantanamo in May 2002 and selected as one
of the first inmates to face prosecution. His case has created
repeated legal obstacles for the Pentagon including a Supreme Court
ruling that struck down an earlier version of the tribunal system.
Allred began the proceedings Monday by indicating that he would
not allow the government to use some of the evidence interrogators
obtained from Hamdan during his detention in Afghanistan. Defense
lawyers have argued those statements were tainted by "coercive"
techniques and the fact that interrogators did not advise him of a
right against self-incrimination.
The U.S. has so far charged 20 Guantanamo prisoners and military
officials say they expect to prosecute about 80 in all.


And then the Wardrobe Malfuctions:


PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A federal appeals court on Monday threw out
a $550,000 indecency fine against CBS Corp. for the 2004 Super Bowl
halftime show that ended with Janet Jackson's breast-baring
"wardrobe malfunction."
The three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
ruled that the Federal Communications Commission "acted
arbitrarily and capriciously" in issuing the fine for the fleeting
image of nudity.
The 90 million people watching the Super Bowl, many of them
children, heard Justin Timberlake sing, "Gonna have you naked by
the end of this song," as he reached for Jackson's bustier.
The court found that the FCC deviated from its nearly 30-year
practice of fining indecent broadcast programming only when it was
so "pervasive as to amount to 'shock treatment' for the
audience."
"Like any agency, the FCC may change its policies without
judicial second-guessing," the court said. "But it cannot change
a well-established course of action without supplying notice of and
a reasoned explanation for its policy departure."

LegalSmash
07-21-2008, 10:19 AM
The latter seems to be a fair assumption of things. I really did not believe that the proprieters of that superbowl show intended for Janet's 45 year old fake boob to pop out on the show. I think that the superbowl shows had gotten a bit racy over the years however... I recall as far back at superbowl 28 and up until Janet's pop out, it was getting more and more risque every year. Here is the thing though, the superbowl is marketed as a "family entertainment" facet, as opposed to "male 14-45" facet, like pro wrestling has become. Watch an episode of WWE Raw and see what I mean, its like a man's soap opera with tits

Slavic
07-21-2008, 11:00 AM
The latter seems to be a fair assumption of things. I really did not believe that the proprieters of that superbowl show intended for Janet's 45 year old fake boob to pop out on the show. I think that the superbowl shows had gotten a bit racy over the years however... I recall as far back at superbowl 28 and up until Janet's pop out, it was getting more and more risque every year. Here is the thing though, the superbowl is marketed as a "family entertainment" facet, as opposed to "male 14-45" facet, like pro wrestling has become. Watch an episode of WWE Raw and see what I mean, its like a man's soap opera with tits

The nipple was covered by a piercing which is enough censorship to limited my sexual imagination : D .

On a serious note, I agree with what you've stated. The Janet Jackson thing was a innocent mistake that wasn't worth a half mil fine for the parent company.

Repeat
07-24-2008, 09:26 PM
I dunno, I just think it would freak him, THE FUCK, out.


Plus I'm hungry for __________






Fill in the correct word and win rep! (There is a correct answer!)

GrayFox
07-24-2008, 10:10 PM
boobies?

And I'm sure no one even realized what happened at the time. They only saw it after some news station investigating it and replaying it over and over again (while censored) on the news. The fact that someone cared about a second of a covered up nipple enough is just idiotic.

Repeat
07-25-2008, 05:45 AM
www.sickanimation.com


It's a line from one of the many fucked up cartoons!

Repeat
07-25-2008, 09:39 AM
Can't be bothered to sit through them.

Give me +rep or die by my Zweibander.

Well then I can't be bothered to plus rep you!


PS I have an anti-Havok suit on so I can't be harmed by you. Or lava.