Saturday, February 28, 2009
Jesuit blasts St. Paul, Catholic teaching on women’s ordination
The Israeli Supreme Court Building, etc.
Anti-Tax Movement Holds Tea Party To Protest Obama Policies
Anti-Tax Movement Holds Tea Party To Protest Obama Policies
Published on 02-28-2009
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Describing themselves as the spark of a "new conservative counterculture," several thousand anti-tax protesters took to the streets in over thirty cities on Friday to object to President Obama's plans to counter the growing economic crisis with government spending.The extensive media coverage of the event was perhaps disproportionate to the actual size of the protests, which drew around 200 to 300 participants in most locations. The greatest turnout may have been in St. Louis, Missouri, where some 1000 people showed up.The protest was inspired by a rant against Obama's housing bailout plan delivered last week from the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade by CNBC's Rick Santelli, who denounced struggling homeowners as "losers."
Planning moved ahead quickly, thanks to the use of YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, and especially Twitter. The protesters identify themselves with the revolutionaries who dumped tea in Boston Harbor in 1773. Some wore 18th century garb to the protests, while others were described as wearing tea bags. Organizers have sworn to deposit tens of thousands of teabags on the floor of the US Congress.Conservative columnist Michelle Malkin calls the protesters "a fledgling grassroots movement." However, sociologist Eugenia Deerman, a student of conservative social movements, told the Christian Science Monitor, "I’m suspicious only because ... the conservative movement has repeatedly used this tactic of creating an appearance of grassroots activism when they’re actually very well orchestrated."Many progressives are also skeptical of the grassroots claim. For example, blogger Jeffrey Feldman points out that the Washington, DC sponsors of the events include such old-line anti-tax groups as Americans for Prosperity, Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform, the National Taxpayers Union, and FreedomWorks.
The Bible and Freemasonry
I am in total agreement, but don't you think we are living in a time of history different than that of our forefathers, where the opposition is overwhelmingly capable of stopping such an attempt? Nothing short of all out revolution and civil war would ensue. Of course, anything is possible according to God's plan.
By the way, Bro. Eric, I wanted to ask you something that has been puzzling me. Explain to me the identity of the "little horn" of Daniel 7. If this is THEE antichrist as we dispensationalists have concluded, then just what significance has the word "little" with regard to the coming papal dictator. Please comment on this for me.
I've been on the road for awhile and at this time am with two Costa Rican national missionaries in West Virginia.
Dear Brother Carl,
The "little horn" of Daniel 7:8 is the same "horn" of 7:11, is the same Beast-man of Rev. 13:3-10, is the same Beast-man of Rev. 17:11. He is the coming Roman "prince" of Daniel 9:26, the Roman prince being a Caesar who for the last 1600 years had been called the "pope." It is all in my Power Point dear brother.
As far as the horn is called "little," it seems that at first he appears to be little or insignificant as compared with the ten horns who are ten kings with military and political power. But the little horn, the innocent, helpless pope of Rome, overthrows the power of three kings (plucks up three kings by the roots) and arises to be the most powerful horn of all---after his murder and rising from the dead to be the antichrist of I John 2:18 and 4:3 (the article is in the Greek in both verses).
Ron Paul at CPAC, 2009
Radio chip coming soon to your driver's license?: Homeland Security seeks next-generation REAL ID
John Lofton on Sarah Palin
Note be Me: I don't agree with the article's promotion of Dominionism though.
Friday, February 27, 2009
**NEW** From Jonestown to Waco
More Seeds For Doomsday Vault
More Seeds For Doomsday Vault
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Almost 90,000 food crop seed samples have arrived at the "doomsday vault" in the Arctic Circle, as part of its first anniversary celebrations.
The four-tonne shipment takes the number of seeds stored in the frozen repository to more than 20 million.
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, built 130m (426ft) inside a mountain, aims to protect the world's food crop species against natural and human disasters.
The £5m ($7m) facility took 12 months to build and opened in February 2008.
"The vault was opened last year to ensure that, one day, all of humanity's existing food crop varieties would be safely protected," explained Cary Fowler, executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust (GCDT).
"It's amazing how far we have come towards accomplishing that goal."
The arrival of the latest consignment of seed samples means that the vault, deep inside a mountain on Norway's Svalbard archipelago, is now storing a third of the planet's most important food crop varieties.
Among the anniversary arrivals are 32 varieties of potatoes from Ireland's national gene banks.
It is thought the lack of diversity in Ireland's potato crops played a major part in the spread of blight through the nation's harvests in the mid-1800s, contributing to the Great Famine.
The vault, operated by a partnership between the GCDT and the Norwegian government, stores duplicates of seeds held in national collections.
It acts as a fail-safe backup if the original collections are lost or damaged.
"We are especially proud to see such a large number of countries working quickly to provide samples from their collections for safekeeping in the vault," said Norway's Agriculture Minister Lars Peder Brekk.
"It shows that there are situations in the world today capable of transcending politics and inspiring a strong unity of purpose among a diverse community of nations."
As well as the consignment of seeds, experts on climate change and food production have gathered in Longyearbyen for a three-day anniversary conference.
They will examine how climate change threatens global food production, and how crop diversity will improve food security for people in regions that are going to be worst affected.
Frank Loy, an environment adviser to President Obama, said: "When we see research indicating that global warming could diminish maize production by 30% in southern Africa in only 20 years' time, it shows that crop diversity is needed to adapt agriculture to climate change right now."
Senate votes to ease D.C. gun access
Life Goes on
Some Democrats and some Republicans want to introduce public national service bills. This is a prelude to a draft sceanario where the government forces people to volunteer whether they want to or not. A Democratic Senator from Connecticut (named Chris Dodd, whose relative supported anti-gun laws for decades) introduced 4 bills that want to establish the grounwork for a system of comprehensive national service. Dodd said that this legislation will: "...create the architecture and the structure that will serve as the invitation for everyone to serve.” These Senate bills have been co-sponsored by Thad Cochran (a Republican from Mississippi) and they are companion legislation to bills Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District, introduced on Tuesday in the House. These bills call for increases in federal spending for public service programs. The legislation will target anyone from schoolchildren to the elderly and aim to create new bases of volunteers beyond the usual young adult pool of service program participants according to The Day. Two of the bills, named the Summer of Service Act and the Semester of Service Act, are particularly aimed at middle school and high school students and will offer “credits” in return for participation in community-service programs. These bills want to bribe young people to work in exchange for credits. Some residents and education experts fear that these public service programs may become apart of student graduation requirements. A third bill, named The Encore Service Act, offers cash awards to people aged 55 and over who complete 250 or 500 hours of public service. In return for their service, participants would also receive an education award which could be transferred to their children or grandchildren. The fourth bill is called the Action Act. It's about increasing awards for AmeriCorps volunteers and reestablishing the Corporation's connection with federal agencies. The bill would also grant the Corporation for National Service Cabinet-level status under the Obama administration. Previously, Senator Dodd failed to bring a vote to his bills. Others have called for a national service program in America. Even Barack Obama in July 2008 called for a civilian national security force that is as powerful as the U.S. military. Some criticize these words as being apart of a youth bridage. Also, Rahm Emanuel blatantly wants the forced drafting of the youth to have so-called "national service." In his book, “The Plan: Big Ideas for America," Emanuel wants all Americans from the ages of 18 to 25 to be asked to serve 3 months of basic training, community service, and civil defense preparation. Emanuel is also an enthusiastic supporter of the United States Public Service Academy Act, a lobbying group founded in 2006 in order to promote the foundation of an American public service academy modeled on the military academies - a youth corps whose students would be trained in “civilian internship in the armed forces." That is why Emanuel admitted that he wanted a mandatory domestic draft for young Americans in a 2006 interview with Ben Smith (of the New York Daily News). Obama's change.gov website changed the word "required" to "community service" to describe their service programs. Last month, there was the introduction by the Department of Defense of a “civilian expeditionary workforce” that will see American civilians trained and equipped to deploy overseas in support of worldwide military missions. Though this plan is restricted to DoD employees, similar pograms have been made for public sector workers. One is called the "Terrorism Liason Officers" in Colorado (with hundreds of police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and utility workers acting to watch for so-called "suspicious activity" which is fed into a secret government database). Therefore, the threat of a draft in America for volunteer activities haven't died. That threat is still here.
Luke Baker from Reuters on Wednesday at February 25th, 2009 described information about how a lawyer says that Guantanamo Baby abuses are worse since Barack Obama took office. The lawyer believes that the prison guards are getting "their kicks in" before the camp is closed. This lawyer represents detainees. Abuses began to pick up in December after Obama was elected, human rights lawyer Ahmed Ghappour told Reuters. He cited beatings, the dislocation of limbs, spraying of pepper spray into closed cells, applying pepper spray to toilet paper and over-forcefeeding detainees who are on hunger strike. The Pentagon said that on Monday that it recieved new reports of prisoner abuse during the recent review of conditions at Guantanamo. Yet, they still conclude that all prisoners were being kept in accordance with the Geneva Conventions. “According to my clients, there has been a ramping up in abuse since President Obama was inaugurated,” said Ghappour. Ghappour is a British-American lawyer with Reprieve, a legal charity that represents 31 detainees at Guantanamo. Ghappour said he had spoken to army guards who, unsolicited, had described the pleasure they took in abusing prisoners, whether interrupting prayer or physical mistreatment. He said they appeared unconcerned about potential repercussions. Ghappour said he had filed two complaints of serious detainee abuse since December 22 but received no response from U.S. authorities. In one case his client had his knee, shoulder and thumb dislocated by a group of guards, Ghappour said. Of course torture is wrong at any circumstance. General Rick Baccus quit Guantanamo Bay, because he didn't want to torture children there. Torture ought to be never accomplished at any circumstance. The Inquisition was wrong and other forms of torture were wrong as well agaisnt our American G.I.s for a number of years. We will see if Barack Obama will change these horrible policies, because he says that he will end the torture from the Bush administration.
Steven Ertelt from LifeNews.com on February 25, 2009 outline the reality that many embryonic stem cell alternatives can yield nerve cells. This alternative is called induced pluripotent cells of iPS. Now, iPS are adult stem cells being reverted back into an embryonic-like state. Researchers have made a type of nerve cells from the iPs cells, which are embryonic like cells reverted from their adult state. The cells are hailed by pro-life groups as an ethical alternative to the use of embryonic stem cells, which can only be obtained by destroying human life. A team at the University of California Los Angeles was able to make motor neurons out of the induced pluripotent stem cells and the scientists hope to make cells tailored to specific diseases for therapy. When the iPS cells are converted into motor neurone cells, scientists may be able to better treat amyotropic lateral sclerosis or ALS. "IPS-derived cells appeared to follow a normal developmental progression associated with motor neuron formation," they wrote in the journal Stem Cells. The researchers said that these new cells they created look just like embryonic stem cells, yet they didn't have to destroy the days old human embryos (or unique human beings) to get them . The researchers at UCLA plan to attach the new cells to muscle cells to determine if they will contact. They hope to eventually be able to take a skin cell sample from a patient to generate a tissue transplant or build a stem cell bank for other patients. Adults stem cells have helped those dealing with ALS. This study was headed by Dr. Neil Cashman. Cashman is a professor neurology at the University of British Columbia and director of the ALS program at Vancouver Coastal Health and VCH Research Institute. This study was sent into the medical journal of Muscle and Nerve. They found that no adverse side effects occured with these adult stem cells. “Our idea was to use a growth factor stimulant to increase the number of circulating stem cells from within the body’s bone marrow where they would have the potential to travel to the site of injury and begin repair, slowing down the progression of ALS,” he said. This completely means that you don't need the death causing embroyonic stem cells to help to treat human beings with serious ailments. Once again, the pro-life truth is validated by continued scientific research.
Ben Zion Hershberg from the Louisville Courier Journal on Wednesday at February 25, 2009 wrote about an Indiana man saying that the SWAT team entered his home illegaly after a police shooting. Brenda Greenwell was awakened in midnight last Thursday by two SWAT officers. They dressed in camouflage. They flipped on the lights in the bedroom of her Jeffersonville, Indiana home. Her husband is named Ed. He was next door at his brother's house as he said. Neither he nor his 57-year-old wife, who has heart problems, had heard that two police officers had been wounded earlier that night. These officers were wounded at a local motel, allegedly by someone who knew their granddaughter. The two officers came in through the home’s unlocked rear door, Ed Greenwell said, and found his wife in the bedroom. “She asked who they were,” Greenwell said yesterday, and the two officers — armed with rifles, he said — said they were police but didn’t show badges or other identification. Greenwell said that his wife grabbed a .38 caliber revolver kept at the head of their bed. She later chased the men outside, where he heard her screamed at them from the rear deck, gun in hand. “It could have been a death sentence for her,” Greenwell said, saying he was thankful the officers allowed him to get through their cordon and calm his wife. Greenwell is a former policer officer himself from Harrison County and North Carolina. He's troubled, because he was never shown a search warrant allowing the police to enter his house. Brenda Greenwell went to the hospital to await heart bypass surgery for two blocked arteries. The surgery is set a Norton Hospital in Louisville. Larry Thomas, a spokesman for the city of Jeffersonville, said it could not be determined yesterday whether a warrant had been issued to search the Greenwells' house. Only in Indiana law, there is exigent circumstances where when the police's life is threatened where the police can enter a residence without a warrant. Grenwell wants an apology, but all of the facts must be exposed to see the total truth of this tragic incident. It is indeed true that SWAT Team made mistakes and come into homes without warrants all of the time now.
Jerome Corsi wrote about how the Oklahoma House passed the sovereignity bill. This legislative body wants to pass the bill, because they want to perserve the essence of the Tenth Amendment. The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed the House Joint Resolution 1003 on February 18 by a wide margin (i.e. by 83 to 13). It had language saying that: "That the State of Oklahoma hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States." The language of HJR 1003 further serves notice to the federal government to stop doing anything that will violate the scope of their constitutionally delegated powers. The sponsor of the resolution is state Rep. Charles Key. He said to WND that the measure was a big step toward addressing the federal government violating the rights of the states. The Ninth Amendment reads, "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people." The Tenth Amendment specifically provides, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." At least 8 states have introduced resolutions declaring state sovereignity under the 9th and the 10th Amendments to the Constitutions. They include Arizona, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Washington. Other states may have similar measures like Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado , Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Nevada, Maine and Pennsylvania. It doesn't take a rocket scientists to realize that government is violating people's rights from FEMA camps, NSA wiretaping, the Patriot Act, Homeland Security, the anti-gun PTSD law, etc. State Rep. Randy Brogdon wants this bill to reach and be passed by the Senate. Republicans have control in the House and the Senate for the first time in Oklahoma's history. Some believe that New Hampshire has written the most aggressive legislation. No one (who loves liberty) wants the federal government to have militarized police, forced labor concentration camps, money being based on debt (including interest being owed that decreases the value of the dollar. Now, the Federal Reserve is printing more non-valued money can increase inflation sharptly. Also, this economic crisis is about people failing to eliminate debt) or forced labor against someone's will. The legitimate reason for these bills and laws is to make sure that the federal government won't control people in a dictator like fashion. We have the seperation of powers for the perservation of individual rights. Hopefully more states passing pro-state sovereignity bill will transpire even more. Fighting for truth, fighting for liberty, and fighting for sovereignity are great, legitimate aims to seek.
The plans for World Government existed for thousands of years. This world government is about elitists wanting a hybrid of socialist tenets and fascism worldwide in my opinion. That is why John Meachan and Evan Thomas wrote an article for Newsweek on February 16, 2009 entitled "We are all Socialists Now." Nouriel Roubini and Matthew Richardson wants to nationalize the banks. Even Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on ABC's "This Week" on February 15, 2009 that we should consider the possibilit of nationalizing banks. This economic crisis by newer evidence was as contrived as the Great Depression was (we know the Great Depression was in recent years). The Securities and Exchange Commission or the SEC even waived the 12 to 1 leverage ratios for the five biggest investment banks. The banks then leveraged into 10 to 1. The banking system collapsed as a result and capital was wiped out (thereby leaving the problem at taxpayers' expense). Secret agendas are similar to the secret Nazi plan of going underground to infilatrate nations. This was described in American official Sumner Welles’ "The Time for Decision" (from 1944). Welles knew of this plan since he was pictured with Nazi Hermann Goering on March 19, 1940. It's easy to witness that Hitler's rise and fall was facilitated by the elite (in order to pacify Germany, to create Israel, and ultimately centralize the world move via the United Nations). In 1942, the Nazi agent Paul Dickoff went underground into Switzerland and the U.S. was already in the war. Even the U.S.'s Standard Oil from New Jersey aided the Nazis. Col. Sosthenes Behn, head of ITT, flew from New York to Madrid to Berne during the war to help improve Hitler’s communications systems and improve the robot bombs that devastated London. The Allied corporations funded both sides of the war. Therefore, history is not what it seens. Not only do mysteries in history exist. Also, strange occurences are a common feature in historical events from the evil Ratlines to the Allied corporation aiding the Nazis. It's obvious that the elitists want undemocratic international bodies like an EU to govern our socieities worldwide.
Secret Societies still exist among us today. Silvio Berlusconi may seem like a clean cut person from Italy, but even he is a member of secret society. Berlusconi is reported to saying offensive jokes about Argentines being murdered in the Dirty War. His laughing may not be a random affair. Some believe that he had knowledge of the event for a reason. That reason may be that he is a P-2 Lodge member and numerous high ranking 1970's Argentine military people are on its roster. Silvio lied and said he wasn't a member. Ironically, an Italian court proved that Silvio Berlusconi was a member of the P-2 Lodge. The P-2 Lodge according to Masonic apologists is not apart of regular Freemasonry, but the P-2 Lodge is still apart of a different variety of Freemasonry. The P-2 Lodge have been complicit in terrorism and possible assassinations for decades. Many of them are Italians. Official Freemasonry in Italy cut ties from the P-2. Some P-2 members originally had ties to fascists like Benito Mussolini (Mussolini's chief of police was a member). Many Argentine military members were directly responsible for the atrocities of the Dirty War (like Emilio Massera, Guillermo Suarez Mason, and others). These men were or are members of the P2 Lodge of Freemasonry. Berlusconi even recently lied and said that Mussolini never killed anyone. Mussolini was a fascist dictator who had an Lateran Treaty with the Pope in 1920's. Even if you support Freemasonry (which I don't), the P-2 Lodge had been involved in really corrupt activities for long decades. The P2 Lodge was implicated in numerous Italian crimes and mysteries, including the nationwide bribe scandal Tangentopoli, the collapse of the Vatican-affiliated Banco Ambrosiano, and the murders of journalist Mino Pecorelli (and banker Roberto Calvi). The Savoy pretender to the Italian throne Victor Emmanuel; and the heads of all three Italian intelligence service were or are members of the P-2 Lodge.
Top Japanese Scientists: Warming Is Not Caused By Human Activity
Top Japanese Scientists: Warming Is Not Caused By Human Activity
Friday, Feb 27th, 2009
A major scientific report by leading Japanese academics concludes that global warming is not man-made and that the overall warming trend from the mid-part of the 20th Century onwards has now stopped.
Unsurprisingly the report, which was released last month, has been completely ignored by the Western corporate media.
The report was undertaken by Japan Society of Energy and Resources (JSER), the academic society representing scientists from the energy and resource fields.
The JSER acts as a government advisory panel, much like the International Panel on Climate Change did for the UN.
The JSER’s findings provide a stark contrast to the IPCC’s, however, with only one out of five top researchers agreeing with the claim that recent warming has been accelerated by man-made carbon emissions.
The government commissioned report criticizes computer climate modeling and also says that the US ground temperature data set, used to back up the man-made warming claims, is too myopic.
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In the last month, no major Western media outlet has covered the report, which prompted British based sci-tech website The Register to commission a translation of the document.
Section one highlights the fact that Global Warming has ceased, noting that since 2001, the increase in global temperatures has halted, despite a continuing increase in CO2 emissions.
The report then states that the recent warming the planet has experienced is primarily a recovery from the so called "Little Ice Age" that occurred from around 1400 through to 1800, and is part of a natural cycle.
The researchers also conclude that global warming and the halting of the temperature rise are related to solar activity, a notion previously dismissed by the IPCC.
"The hypothesis that the majority of global warming can be ascribed to the Greenhouse Effect is mistaken." the report’s introduction states.
Kanya Kusano, Program Director and Group Leader for the Earth Simulator at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science & Technology (JAMSTEC) reiterates this point:
"[The IPCC's] conclusion that from now on atmospheric temperatures are likely to show a continuous, monotonic increase, should be perceived as an unprovable hypothesis,"
Shunichi Akasofu, head of the International Arctic Research Center in Alaska, cites historical data to challenge the claim that very recent temperatures represent an anomaly:
"We should be cautious, IPCC’s theory that atmospheric temperature has risen since 2000 in correspondence with CO2 is nothing but a hypothesis. "
"Before anyone noticed, this hypothesis has been substituted for truth… The opinion that great disaster will really happen must be broken." Akasofu concludes.
The key passages of the translated report can be found here.
The conclusions within the report dovetail with those of hundreds of Western scientists, who have been derided and even compared with holocaust deniers for challenging the so called "consensus" on global warming.
The total lack of exposure that this major report has received is another example of how skewed coverage of climate change is toward one set of hypotheses.
This serves the agenda to deliberately whip up mass hysteria on behalf of governments who are all too eager to introduce draconian taxation and control measures that won’t do anything to combat any form of warming, whether you believe it to be natural or man-made.
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President Obama Starts Process of Removing Doctors' Protections on Abortions
President Obama Starts Process of Removing Doctors' Protections on Abortions
by Steven Ertelt
February 27, 2009
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Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The White House quietly announced on Friday that President Barack Obama is starting the process of overturning protections President Bush put in place to make sure medical staff and centers are not forced to do abortions. The move is the latest that will add to Obama's growing pro-abortion record.
Existing federal laws already make it so doctors and hospitals are not required to perform abortions. Because those laws aren't always followed, the Bush administration added additional protections.
Bush officials noted a pattern of grant recipients being unaware of or flouting existing laws protecting medical professionals’ rights of conscience. So, HHS enacted the new law to require grantees to certify compliance with them in order to receive funds.
In August, 2008 the Department of Health and Human Services proposed regulations to strengthen those existing laws. The regulations were finalized on December 18, 2008 and went into effect January 20, 2009.
Abortion advocates complained about the new regulations and made false claims that they would somehow deny women access to birth control even though the regulations do not limit or restrict any legal practice or product.
Three pro-abortion groups and pro-abortion attorneys general from seven states filed a lawsuit to overturn the rules and today's news makes it clear the Obama administration is preparing its own move to rescind them.
Obama officials told the Chicago Tribune that they are opening up a 30-day public comment period, after which they will roll back the protections for medical personnel and facilities.
"We believe that this is a complex issue that requires a thoughtful process where all voices can be heard," one unnamed official told the newspaper.
The Obama aides indicated the administration will draft a new set of rules that will clarify, but also likely lessen, the protections and enforcement health care workers enjoy under the Bush rules.
Three pro-life medical associations banded together last month to fight the lawsuit from abortion advocates and the pro-abortion state officials. Attorneys with the Christian Legal Society and the Alliance Defense Fund filed motions to intervene in that and two other lawsuits filed by top pro-abortion groups to overturn the Provider Conscience Clause.
Casey Mattox, an attorney with the Christian Legal Society, told LifeNews.com that the rules are needed so medical professionals have the security of knowing they won't be pressured to participate in abortions.
“Medical professionals should not be forced to perform abortions against their conscience. Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and their pro-abortion allies are seeking to punish pro-life medical professionals for their beliefs,” Mattox said. “Far from arguing for ‘choice,’ these lawsuits seek to compel health care workers to perform abortions or face dire consequences.”
Matt Bowman, a senior legal counsel with ADF, also weighed in on the case.
“For over three decades, federal law has prohibited recipients of federal grants from forcing medical professionals to participate in abortions," he told LifeNews.com. "The arguments in the lawsuits themselves demonstrate lack of compliance with these laws and the necessity of the regulation they are challenging."
The Bush conscience rules were intended to educate those in the medical field as well as the general public about the rights of medical personnel to treat their patients in accordance with their conscience free from discrimination or intimidation.
They also give health care professionals recourse to the HHS Office of Civil Rights and a way to press charges in the event they experience discrimination.
President Obama has already upset pro-life advocates with his move to make them fund groups that perform and promote abortions overseas and by his appointing numerous pro-abortion officials to top posts.
Obama had been expected to wait to overturn the conscience rules until after he named a new Secretary of Health but that process has been held up because his top choice, Tom Daschle, had to withdraw and his second choice, Kathleen Sebelius, is under fire for her radical pro-abortion stance supporting late-term abortions.
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"I am personally opposed to abortion, but I can’t inflict my beliefs on others.
The only basis for being opposed to abortion is the recognition that it is the killing of a child. Therefore, when someone takes this “personally opposed” position, what they are saying is, “I understand that abortion is the intentional slaughter of defenseless children, but I’m not going to do anything to stop it.
That raises the question: which other innocent human beings do they think it should be legal to kill? Also, are they equally tolerant on other issues? Presumably, they are also “personally opposed” to rape, armed robbery, racial discrimination, and wife-beating.
Do they have a problem inflicting their personal beliefs regarding these issues as well?
It is especially fraudulent for politicians to take this position. Inflicting their views on others is precisely what legislators are elected to do and every vote they make does just that.
Further, if a politician is not going to be guided by his own personal views, then (a) why would he bother to tell us what his personal views are, and (b) exactly whose personal views is he going to be guided by?
Politicians who say they are Christians but that they won’t impose their religious beliefs on others are also frauds. If some guy claimed to be a Christian while owning a chain of triple-X theaters and porn shops, no one would believe that he is sincere about his faith. That also applies to politicians. When a person says that if their faith collides with their politics, it is their faith they will abandon, what they are actually saying is that God can’t trust them.
So why should we?
Of course, when it comes to this “forcing beliefs” issue, the most important point is that 45 to 50 million dead babies have had the pro-choice mob’s beliefs forced on them.
CNBC Analyst: Global Bank, Global Currency Within 15 Years
Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, February 27, 2009
Head of market analysis for Schneider Foreign Exchange Stephen Gallo told CNBC yesterday that the financial crisis will lead to the creation of a global central bank and a global single currency within 15 years, echoing the call of top globalists who have exploited the problems they created to push for a new world financial order.
Highlighting the significance of the introduction of the Euro, Gallo said that the single currency was “where we are headed globally on a monetary basis over the course of the next 10 to 15 years.”
Stating that one of the things that caused the financial crisis was an over expansion of the money supply on a global basis, Gallo said, “Over the course of the next couple of decades central banks are going to need to pay more attention to what’s going on with the global money supply rather than the money supply just in their own borders,” a necessity that, “might call into question the need for some kind of global central bank or a global central bank that’s united by central banks for bigger monetary areas underneath that global central bank.”
As we have highlighted before, the elite have exploited the problem that they created to push for increased centralization and regulation of the world economic system in the pursuit of a de-facto global financial dictatorship.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, EU heads such as Joaquin Almunia and establishment media outlets like the Wall Street Journal amongst many others have all used the economic crisis as an excuse to argue for greater financial power, a “new world economic order” in which control is concentrated into fewer hands - with the IMF and the World Bank enjoying the spoils.
UK Business Secretary and top Bilderberg member Peter Mandelson has also pushed for a “Bretton Woods for this century,” to help build the “machinery of global economic governance”.
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy all made the same appeal at a conference in Paris on the future of capitalism last month.
Merkel called for the creation of a new global economic body under the UN, similar to the Security Council, to judge government policy.
Sarkozy called for a “new world, new capitalism” during his speech, as he commented “In capitalism of the 21st century, there is room for the state.”
Meanwhile, Blair called for a new financial order which he said should be constructed upon “values other than the maximum short-term profit.”
The globalists created the problem of wildly irresponsible fractional reserve banking, the debt bubble and the credit crunch by ceaselessly inflating the money supply and now they are offering their solution to the crisis by posing as the saviors and promising to fix the crisis, but only if complete control of the global financial system be signed over to them.
As Ron Paul, Peter Schiff and their ilk have tirelessly argued, the only way to solve the financial crisis is to allow incompetent banks and companies to fail, not to reward their misdeeds by giving them billions in taxpayer money. The only way to re-capitalize the world is to provide incentives for people to work hard and save money, not by creating more credit out of thin air, which is what caused the problem in the first place.
The globalists’ call for a centralized global economic order has nothing to do with providing solutions to the crisis but everything to do with providing themselves with more power and control over the world financial system.
Watch the CNBC clip below.
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February 27, 2009
The usaservice.org website was originally set in place to facilitate Obama’s “call to service” on the national Martin Luther King Day of Service, a federally mandated “holiday” cooked up by Congress and Bill Clinton in 1994. “Individuals, businesses, non-profits, and churches from Baptist to Mormon to Scientologist are employing the site to publicize events and recruit volunteers,” writes Mark Bergin for World, a Christian magazine. “In many ways, such online organizing and activity is a picture of compassionate conservatism: privately initiated and funded opportunities to render social services.”
|Obama has pledged to to make the assault weapons ban permanent and promised to push for childproofing guns. He said he wanted to close the gun show loophole, which permits sales of firearms at gun shows without requiring a background check.|
As it turns out, usaservice.org is being used as a platform for activity that is anything but the picture of compassionate conservatism. In the “Health & Public Safety” section of the website, there is a post for a gun “buy back” event that was presumably held in Chicago on Sunday, February 15. Bryan Garcia, host of the event, offered to pay $1,500 per gun and $6,000 for four guns. “We will prevent hundreds of people being shot from gang violence and other forms of gun violence,” writes Garcia. “The money given these anonymous gun donors has to be high, high enough to outweigh the need for gun owners.”
Illinois has some of the most restrictive firearm laws in the country. In order to possess or purchase firearms or ammunition, Illinois residents must have a Firearm Owner’s Identification card, which is issued by the state police. In Chicago, it is required that all firearms be registered with the local police department. Handguns are strictly outlawed and in Cook County so-called “assault weapons” and magazines that can hold more than ten rounds of ammunition are banned.
Earlier gun “buy back” programs in Chicago resulted in a record number of residents turning in guns for far less money. Reportedly 6,705 weapons were turned in for a “no questions asked” program in 2007. In 2008, Mayor Daley told Chicagoans that having a gun in their homes is “like having gasoline sitting in your home, sitting there, and you’re lighting a wick every night and you’re wondering whether or not it’s going to go off, and it goes off like that in your hand.” Daley’s irrational propaganda campaign resulted in the collection of 6,000 guns.
It is safe to say the gun buy back event posted on Obama’s USA Service was vetted by the moderators of the site. It is no secret that Obama and his supporters are militantly opposed to gun ownership and the Second Amendment.
“As a general principle, I believe that the Constitution confers an individual right to bear arms,” Obama said during the election campaign. “But just because you have an individual right does not mean that the state or local government can’t constrain the exercise of that right,” an obvious reference to Chicago’s anti-gun legislation. In 1996, when Obama was running for the Illinois state Senate, he supported a ban on the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns, a ban on “assault weapons” (that is to say all semi-automatic weapons), and mandatory waiting periods and background checks.
Earlier this week, Obama’s attorney general, Eric Holder, said “there are just a few gun-related changes” the Obama administration wants to make, including a reinstitution of a ban on the sale of assault weapons. Holder insisted restricting the Second Amendment would “have a positive impact in Mexico,” where drug cartel violence has taken a high toll. In 1994, president Clinton signed a law outlawing so-called assault weapons with a clause requiring congressional reauthorization after ten years. Congress allowed the legislation to expire in 2004.
During his confirmation hearings, Holder said he favors outlawing certain kinds of firearms and ammunition.
“Last week, over 50 Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to President Obama urging him to enforce a ban on importing assault weapons, citing rising gun violence in Mexico,” CBS News reports. “The Sinaloa Cartel, which Holder was discussing at yesterday’s press conference, is involved in drug and weapons trafficking in the U.S. and Mexico.”
Obama has pledged to to make the assault weapons ban permanent and promised to push for childproofing guns. He said he wanted to close the gun show loophole, which permits sales of firearms at gun shows without requiring a background check.
Many Americans know the election of Obama and Democrat domination of Congress will translate into more restrictive gun laws. After the election, firearm dealers reported sharply higher sales. According to FBI figures for the week of November 3 to 9, the bureau received more than 374,000 requests for background checks on gun purchasers, a nearly 49 percent increase over the same period in 2007, CNN reported. Many stores ran out of models deemed to be “assault weapons,” including the AR-15 rifle.
USA Service’s posting of a gun “buy back” event is yet another indication that Obama and his supporters will continue their assault against the idea of gun ownership and the Second Amendment. If Obama, AG Holder, and the Democrat dominated Congress have their way, the entire country will resemble Chicago, where handguns are illegal and other firearms are strictly regulated.
In the book “Lethal Laws,” published by Jews for the Preservation of Firearm Ownership, we learn that authoritarian governments invariably disarmed their citizens. “The recipe for accomplishing this goal went as follows: demonizing of guns, registration, then banning and confiscation, and finally total civilian disarmament. Enslavement of the people then followed with limited resistance, as was the case in Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, Red China, Cuba and other totalitarian regimes of the 20th century,” writes Miguel A. Faria Jr.
The demonizing phase of this process is already in effect, as demonstrated by Bryan Garcia’s post on the usaservice.org website. Garcia assumes that the mere possession of firearms will result in murder and mayhem. Obama, Holder, and the Democrats are now pushing for the registration and banning of firearms. Confiscation and total disarmament will soon follow.
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Fluoride in the water - even if you don’t want it
Fluoride in the water - even if you don’t want it
Jenny HopeUK Daily Mail
Friday, Feb 27, 2009
Flashback: Scientific Study Finds Fluoride Horror Stories Factual
A health trust has become the first to force through a move to add fluoride to tap water to fight tooth decay in children.
The decision was made using new laws to introduce fluoridation, although three in four members of the public and a county council opposed it.
Adding fluoride to water has been described by critics as ‘mass medication’ of the population because, unlike chlorine, it is not added to make supplies safe.
Around 200,000 people in Southampton will be affected in an area where four in ten children have a filling by school age.
Dentists said it would reduce the number of decayed teeth.
Just 10 per cent of England’s water is fluoridated, covering 5.5million people, mainly in the north-east and west Midlands.
The last fluoridation scheme was introduced in 1985, but the Health Secretary last year called for further schemes after consultation, saying most people were in favour.
The decision by South Central Strategic Health Authority to back fluoridation is the first under 2003 laws giving health authorities powers to demand the service from water companies.
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White House Officials Admit Abortion, Tiller Holding Up Kathleen Sebelius Pick
White House Officials Admit Abortion, Tiller Holding Up Kathleen Sebelius Pick
by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com Editor
February 26, 2009
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Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- White House officials have acknowledged that abortion and the controversy surrounding embattled late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller are holding up President Barack Obama's potential selection of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to become the next Health Secretary.
As LifeNews.com previously reported, White House aides told the New York Times last week that Obama had settled on naming the pro-abortion governor as his top health official.
Following the news, pro-life groups launched an all-out blitz to highlight Sebelius' extreme pro-abortion views and her cozy relationship with Tiller, one of the few to do abortions so late in pregnancy.
Yesterday, a district court judge dismissed an effort by Tiller's attorneys to throw out charges the state attorney general has filed against him for allegedly doing illegal abortions.
Now, White House officials tell CBN News that abortion and the Tiller-Sebelius connection are causing pause when considering Sebelius for the Cabinet post.
CBN News White House correspondent David Brody indicates that a senior Obama administration official confirmed that "concerns voiced by pro-life groups about potential HHS Secretary Nominee Kathleen Sebelius have come up in high level White House discussions but it has not disqualified her from the job."
The official also admitted that "Tiller’s name has come up in discussions and acknowledges that if she’s picked there will be people gunning for her, but that ultimately the Kansas Governor is getting a bum rap on the abortion issue."
"The discussion inside the White House centers on whether Sebelius's stellar record as public servant trumps the controversy that could arise over Tiller," Brody indicates.
At the same time, a senior Republican official in Congress told CBN News that abortion would play a big role in discussions about her.
"Her nomination would raise serious concerns because her extremist pro-abortion views are so far outside of the American mainstream," the GOP aide said.
There is little doubt Obama, who is strongly pro-abortion, will appoint a pro-abortion Health Secretary, but he and his top staff will have to decide whether or not they want to appoint someone like Sebelius whose record is so radical.
Sebelius won the governorship with large donations from Tiller, who is currently on trial for allegedly doing illegal abortions.
She appointed abortion practitioner Howard Ellis - who gave up his medical license in Missouri to avoid disciplinary action - to the Kansas Board of Healing Arts. That's the agency that is responsible for monitoring medical staff and centers to make sure they comply with the law. Ellis was later charged by the Board with attempting to persuade a physician to falsify records.
Sebelius also appointed a supporter of Tiller's political action committee and pro-abortion activist to the Human Rights Commission, which pro-life advocates considered an irony.
Sebelius' hand-picked attorney general, Paul Morrison, ran for office as a defender of the abortion industry. After only a few months in office, he was forced to resign amidst reports of having sex in public buildings with a subordinate and abusing his authority to obstruct the investigation of abortion practitioners.
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Increase 'Will Be Good for Mankind'
Dr. Will Happer, once fired by Al Gore, challenges former vice president's much-published claim that warming debate over. By Jeff Poor Business & Media Institute2/25/2009 11:08:28 PM
When former Vice President Al Gore said the science was settled on the issue of global warming before Congress in 2007, he might have meant it was settled as far as people that he would allow to work for him.
Dr. William Happer, currently a professor of Physics at Princeton University, was once fired by Gore at the Department of Energy in 1993 for disagreeing with the vice president on the effects of ozone to humans and plant life, also disagrees with Gore’s claim that manmade carbon dioxide (CO2) increases the temperature of the earth and is a threat to mankind. Happer appeared before the U.S. Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee on Feb. 25 and explained CO2 is in short-supply in relative terms of the history of the planet.
“Many people don’t realize that over geological time, we’re really in a CO2 famine now. Almost never has CO2 levels been as low as it has been in the Holocene [geologic epoch] – 280 [parts per million (ppm)] – that’s unheard of,” Happer said. “Most of the time, it’s at least 1,000 [ppm] and it’s been quite higher than that.”
Happer said that when CO2 levels were higher – much higher than they are now, the laws of nature still managed to function as we understand them today.
“The earth was just fine in those times,” Happer said. “You know, we evolved as a species in those times, when CO2 levels were three or four times what they are now. And, the oceans were fine, plants grew, animals grew fine. So it’s baffling to me that, you know, we’re so frightened of getting nowhere close to where we started.”
That directly conflicts with the line Gore has been telling the media for years. In November 2007, Gore told NBC’s “Today” that there was “as strong a consensus as you'll ever see in science” that global warming was caused by mankind.
The chairwoman of the EPW committee, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., has long supported Gore’s “global warming battle.” During Wednesday’s hearing, she was skeptical of Happer’s view, stating a lot had changed in the 80 million years. But Happer explained that the laws of science had not changed.
“Well, I don’t think that the laws of nature, physics and chemistry have changed in 80 million year,” Happer said. “Eighty million years ago, the earth was a very prosperous place and there’s no reason to think it will suddenly become bad now.”
Happer claimed that in fact, an increase in CO2 levels wouldn’t be a bad thing at all, but a good thing for humanity.
“Increasing concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere will cause some warming of the earth’s surface,” Happer said. “The key question is will the net effect of the warming and any other effects of CO2 be good or bad for humanity? I believe the increase of CO2 will be good.”
Happer explained to the committee that the global warming movement mirrors the temperance movement that led to Prohibition in the 1920s. He claimed the movement has enlisted various elements of society, including the media, to promote their cause. He noted his opinion that children are being misused to spread the “climate catastrophe” movement’s message.
“Like the Temperance Movement a hundred years ago, the climate catastrophe movement has enlisted the mass media, leadership of scientific societies, trustees of charitable foundations, many other influential people to their cause,” Happer said. “Even elementary school teachers and writers of children’s books terrify our children with the idea of impending climate doom. Children should not be force-fed propaganda masquerading as science.”
Also accompanying Happer on the Senate panel were Dr. R.K. Pachauri, chairman of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Dr. Christopher Field director of the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution for Science, and Dr. Howard Frumkin, director of the National Center for Environmental Health.
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