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Wednesday 28, Nov 2007

here comes Blackwater and steroids

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Well with no one to blame (bad training?) let’s blame steroids for idiotic behaviour! haha

expect this bullshit to be blown out of proportion very soon! goofy shit

A quarter of Blackwater security guards in Iraq use steroids and other “judgment-altering substances,” according to a lawsuit filed by the families of several Iraqis killed or wounded in a Baghdad shooting in September.

A car burned in the September 16 Blackwater incident sits on a Baghdad street a week later.

Blackwater denies the charges.

The suit, filed Monday in Washington, accuses the company of fostering “a culture of lawlessness” among its guards and says the use of excessive force helps the company preserve a key selling point — the fact that none of its protectees have been killed during the four-year-old war.

“I think there is a whole corporate culture there that essentially rewards the use of excessive force — shooting first, asking questions later,” said Susan Burke, the lead attorney in the case.

The lawsuit accuses Blackwater of war crimes, wrongful death, assault, negligent hiring and emotional distress. The plaintiffs include two wounded survivors of the September 16 shootings around Nusoor Square, in western Baghdad, and the families of five people killed in the incident. Iraqi authorities say the guards killed 17 people in an act of “premeditated murder.”

Blackwater has denied any wrongdoing, arguing its contractors used necessary force to protect a State Department convoy that came under fire from insurgents.Video Watch report on steroid allegations »

The lawsuit accuses Blackwater of failing to control the use of steroids among its guards — an allegation Burke said came from “people in that community,” and one she said would be backed up as the case progresses.
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“The reality is that Blackwater has indeed fired people for steroid use, so they’re on clear notice that there’s steroid use,” Burke said. She said Blackwater has marketed the idea “that their people are kind of tougher and bigger than anybody else,” and has turned a blind eye toward “serious, repeated situations of excessive use of force.”

Blackwater spokeswoman Anne Tyrrell rejected the steroid allegations, saying all company workers face drug tests during their application process and on a quarterly basis while working for the firm.

“Steroids and performance enhancement drugs, both illegal and prescribed, are absolutely in violation of our policy,” Tyrrell told CNN. “Blackwater has very strict policies concerning drug use, and if anyone were known to be using illegal drugs, they would be fired immediately.”

The lawsuit states that the guards involved in the September 16 killings violated orders from their Baghdad supervisors by leaving a secure area where they had dropped off a State Department official under their protection.

The guards opened fire “without provocation,” the suit states, and continued firing even after one of their comrades tried to stop them from shooting.

The lawsuit also accuses the North Carolina-based military contractor of hiring ex-Chilean commandos who were barred from security or military work in their home country after admitting to human rights violations, and of hiring mercenaries — a term the company rejects — from a variety of countries.

The U.S. government has paid the company nearly $1 billion for diplomatic security since the invasion of Iraq, a House committee reported in September.

The Nusoor Square killings spurred Iraqi threats to bar the company from operating in Iraq and a push to lift the legal immunity conferred on contractors by the U.S.-led occupation government in 2004.

The lawsuit does not request a specific amount in damages, but Burke said her clients want both compensation for their own losses and punitive damages against the firm “for having failed to take the reasonable and adequate corporate steps that they should have taken ages ago.”

“Blackwater encourages and fosters a culture of lawlessness amongst its employees, encouraging them to act in the company’s financial interest at the expense of innocent human life,” the lawsuit says.

Thursday 22, Nov 2007

steroid users are not athletes

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As I said before, and I’ll say it again, steroid users are just white collar guys who pose NO threat to society! NOT some teenage (again BS), it’s mostly guys in 20s and 30s trying to look better.  How can they buy steroids to abuse them if they are just doing it to look better?
Contrary to the popular image of the typical steroid user  — a teenage athlete trying to get an edge or a professional competitor who wants to win — many users are in their 20s and 30s, well-educated and don’t even play sports, a study suggests.

In a survey of nearly 2,000 U.S. men who used anabolic steroids, researchers found that the majority began using the hormones as adults, and most were not motivated by sports.

Instead, the typical user was a white male around the age of 30 who was educated, earned an above-average income and was not particularly athletic. In fact, most men abused steroids to look better, the researchers report in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

“In total, our findings belie the images of (steroid) users as mostly risk-taking teenagers, cheating athletes, and a group akin to traditional drug abusers,” according to Jack Darkes of the University of South Florida, Tampa, and co-investigators.

For the study, the researchers recruited 1,955 male steroid users from Web sites dedicated to strength training and muscle-enhancing substances, mass emails and print media. The men completed surveys on their background, lifestyle habits and the history of their steroid use.

On average, the study found, steroids users were 31 years old, and three quarters were college graduates. Most had “white-collar” jobs and relatively high incomes.

When asked about their motivation for using steroids, most said they wanted to boost their muscle mass, strength and physical attractiveness.

Only 6 percent said their steroid use was driven by bodybuilding or sports. In fact, most said they had never been in organized sports, even in high school.

The results suggest that most efforts to prevent steroid abuse, by focusing on young athletes, have misses the mark, according to the researchers. “The targeting of athletes through drug testing and other interventions does little to address use among non-competitive users,” they write

Monday 12, Nov 2007

Media Lies about steroids

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You can see that john cena said he didn’t use steroids, BUT CNN EDITED the interview making it look like he said he used them but can hide it, notice the steroid abuse thing they are pushing to no avail!

WWE Responds to CNN’s John Cena Steroids Quote

Written by: Steve Carrier – November 10th, 2007

- WWE has responded to the CNN interview with John Cena by posting both the un-edited and the edited footage. Cena had been under fire for the comment that was aired after he was asked if he had used steroids: “I can’t tell you that I haven’t, but you’ll never be able to prove that I have.”

In the un-edited version, Cena clearly says “Absolutely not” when asked if he had ever used steroids. He then gave a very detailed answer to the interviewer before the quote that CNN decided to air. The former WWE Champion said that he could take tests and pass all day, and people would still accuse him of using steroids. Cena went on to say that he “worked his ass off” to get into the shape he is in and it “sucks” that people say he has to “rely on a crutch.”

WWE posted both versions of the interview with the following written with it:

Cena: Steroids? “Absolutely not”
In a country in which the news media is highly suspect, and the quality of unbiased reporting has been thrown into the trash can, CNN has stooped to new depths. Notwithstanding the fairness, or lack therein, of CNN’s recent piece entitled “Death Grip: Inside Pro Wrestling,” perhaps the best example of how CNN misrepresents and unfairly presents their biased, if not illegal, point of view is the comparison of WWE’s unedited video to CNN’s edited version. CNN’s depiction of John Cena as it relates to steroids is not only professionally and morally wrong, but damaging to his character.

Monday 05, Nov 2007

Alleged mobster faces charges – steroids haha?

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So it’s interesting how he’s a huge gangster and the main thing the article talks about is his steroids ??? so strange, or is steroids moving towards organized crime? where you will need to face 10-20 guys with AK-47s before you can raid a place (like the gov. does with crack dealers and coke cartels)
An alleged mobster from Cherry Hill was indicted Friday on charges that he ran a gambling Web site and had a stash of illegal steroids and weapons.

Vincent Filipelli, 53, is accused of offenses that include promoting gambling, money laundering and possession of steroids, state officials said.

The state charges resulted from an undercover probe by New Jersey State Police and the FBI that began in August 2005.

Filipelli pleaded guilty in April to a federal racketeering charge that grew out of the same investigation. At that time, he admitted threatening to hospitalize a bettor, who was actually an undercover detective, over an unpaid gambling debt.

“This defendant must also face justice in state court,” Gregory Paw, the state’s Criminal Justice Director, said Friday.

Authorities contend Filipelli is a member of the South Jersey-Philadelphia mob. They said a raid of his home in October 2006 uncovered steroids, hypodermic needles, a dagger, two stun guns and two billy clubs.

Filipelli faces up to 20 years in prison on the federal charge.

The maximum potential sentence for any state charge would be five years in prison and a $75,000 fine if Filipelli is convicted of money laundering.

A second man, William Motto, 52, of Cherry Hill, pleaded guilty in September to a state charge of promoting gambling for his role in the Web site.

Under the plea agreement, Motto faces a sentence of probation conditioned on him serving six months in jail and paying a $5,000 fine.