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Terri Schiavo's Family Continues Effort to Block Jack Kevorkian UF Speech
Life News ^ | 9/3/07 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 09/03/2007 12:31:29 PM PDT by wagglebee


Gainesville, FL (LifeNews.com) -- The family of Terri Schiavo is continuing its efforts to block a speech by Jack Kevorkian scheduled for the middle of next month. The speech would be the first for the former assisted suicide crusader following his release from prison for killing a disabled man and showing the death on national television.

Kevorkian would speak to students at the University of Florida on October 11 and receive $50,000 for the talk, as long as his parole officers approve the trip.

The family of Terri Schiavo has been leading an effort to stop the speech by gathering petitions from concerned citizens so Kevorkian doesn't get a platform in their home state.

They don't want the former pathologist telling students that people with disabilities should be killed, like their sister, rather than receiving appropriate medical treatment or rehabilitative care.

Bobby Schindler, Terri's brother, told LifeNews.com, "We have collected thousands of petitions (and they are still coming in) to deliver to the Office of the President of the University of Florida."

"We're demanding the University rescind its offer to pay $50,000 for Kevorkian to address the students," he added.

"Despite the ongoing message of death spreading through our society and those, like Jack Kevorkian, who attempt to justify killing the most vulnerable among us, we are committed to fight against this death-obsessed culture and spread Terri's legacy of life, hope and love," Schindler explained.

He said there is still time for pro-life people and others worried about Kevorkian's pro-assisted suicide message to sign a petition asking the University of Florida to cancel the speech.

The petition can be found at the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation web site.

ACTION: You can also contact the University of Florida President J. Bernard Machen at 352-392-1311 or president@ufl.edu.



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To: wagglebee

What an irony!


701 posted on 09/27/2007 4:46:54 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Socialist Europe unmasks itself once again as evil attacking good.

BOŻE COŚ POLSKĘ

Thread by wagglebee.

WARSAW, September 26, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In June of this year, the Polish government appealed the ruling of a European Human Rights Court that ordered the largely pro-life nation to pay restitution to a woman who was not permitted to obtain an abortion under strict Polish abortion law. According to the Irish Times, the court yesterday rejected Poland's appeal and confirmed the previous ruling essentially granting a higher acknowledgement to European Union (EU) standards over the sovereignty of individual nations and their laws.

As previously reported by LifeSiteNews.com, the woman in question, Alicja Tysiac, claims that in 2000 she found out that she was pregnant with her third child. At that time, according to her complaint, she was warned by numerous doctors that her pregnancy and delivery of another child could result in the deterioration of her myopic eye condition.

European Court Upholds Decision to Penalize Poland for Pro-Life Law

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702 posted on 09/27/2007 5:04:50 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser
Judge Greer is an INFAMOUS MURDER, just like OJ.

North Korea concentration camps breaking news:

http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=57853

703 posted on 09/27/2007 1:11:04 PM PDT by floriduh voter (TERRI Anti-Euthanasia Ping List: 8mmmauser & I'm 4 DUNCAN HUNTER)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Haleigh Poutre update...

It looks like the attention given to Haleigh's plight by The Republican, other media and concerned people and us has paid off in a better system. Her own plight is not resolved yet but similar cases are now more unlikely thanks to the spotlight shone on her.

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Haleigh Poutre of Westfield was 11 years old when she was admitted to a Springfield hospital in a comatose state after police said she suffered severe brain injuries as a result of a beating by her adoptive mother and stepfather.

How could the state Department of Social Services, which had been supervising Haleigh's adoptive mother, have failed Haleigh so terribly?

Haleigh is now 13 years old and, sadly, the same question is being asked. 

It is a miracle that she is alive. The DSS sought to end Haleigh's life support eight days after she was admitted to the hospital and just six days after obtaining temporary custody of her.

On Jan. 17, 2006, the Supreme Judicial Court gave the agency permission to remove her from life support. The day after the ruling, Haleigh was breathing on her own and responding to commands. She now resides in a Boston rehabilitation hospital.

A state commission, appointed by former Gov. W. Mitt Romney, found that the Western Massachusetts DSS offices receive about 1,000 reports of abuse or neglect every month, nearly twice the number of reports received in Boston.

Haleigh's tragic case has underscored weaknesses in the child welfare system. In an effort to address those weaknesses, House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi has filed legislation requiring written second opinions and recommendations from an ethics committee in end-of-life cases, the creation of a Cabinet-level secretary of child welfare and a 19-member advisory board on child abuse and neglect and minimum education requirements for social workers.

We applaud DiMasi for his work on this important piece of legislation. The child welfare system is complex, but that doesn't mean it can't be fixed.

While we expect there will be some changes in the legislation before it becomes law, we urge the Statehouse to act judiciously and quickly so that no child will ever have to suffer as Haleigh Poutre has suffered.

DSS reforms could save children's lives

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704 posted on 09/28/2007 2:34:43 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
DSS is now very sensitive about Haleigh and kids like her. I sure hope they don't try again to pull the plug so fast even if the kids do have profitable organs to harvest. Maybe I am too cynical. Or not.

By ANGELO MCCLAIN and dennis gauthier

Mr. McClain is commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Social Services. Mr. Gauthier is director of the agency's New Bedford area office.

Over the last few months, Department of Social Services staff — in New Bedford and across the state — have shared this community's sense of sadness and concern about deeply disturbing incidents of child abuse in the region.............

YOUR VIEW: DSS shares New Bedford's concern about abuse cases

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705 posted on 09/28/2007 2:45:36 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
The unions are against the Haleigh bill.

"The purpose of our bill is to ensure that child protection is a constant focus at the highest levels of state government," DiMasi said in written testimony. "Our goal . . . is to create a reasonable and straightforward approach to fixing the complex problems within the system."

The bill is the result of a case study on Haleigh Poutre, a 13-year-old who was hospitalized with severe brain injuries in 2005 after a brutal beating by her adoptive mother who was under DSS supervision.

Union officials blast DiMasi proposal to reconfigure DSS... Bill would revamp agency leadership

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706 posted on 09/28/2007 2:50:34 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
From Lafayette, LA comes this on Terri...

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Is there a difference between letting someone die and causing their death?

Medical ethics traditionally has held that there is a radical difference between the two. In the face of those who would argue in favor of euthanasia, or mercy killing, faith-based people everywhere recognize that God is the author of life, and human life whether our own or that of others is not our "property" to be disposed of at will.

Underlying this position is the conviction that there is inherent in the human person a fundamental dignity and worth that no disease or injury or action can erase or diminish. Therefore, even those persons (and they are still human persons!) who can no longer care for themselves, or speak to us or tell us of their needs, have a claim on us for the normal care to be given to any human being.

A recent statement from the Vatican reaffirmed this truth in regard to persons in what is unfortunately called a "persistent vegetative state." These persons, unlike those in coma or simply unconscious, will never recover. They will never walk or talk or even feed themselves.

Some may remember a Florida woman named Terry Schiavo in precisely this condition, whose life was terminated in 2005 by refusing her the most basic of human needs, food and water. It was her case which led the U.S. Catholic Bishops to request clarification from Rome on questions regarding care for persons in conditions like hers, where there is no terminal illness..................

Disease cannot diminish dignity, worth of human lif

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707 posted on 09/28/2007 2:57:13 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
Carrie K. Hutchens of the Dakota Voice tells about TerriPAC as they decide to MoveON.

Quoting the now defunct political action committee's website, whether it be Derek Newton or Michael Schiavo that actually posted...

"I say TerriPAC "was" because I've decided to close TerriPAC."

Whomever is writing the material is making it sound as though it is merely time to move on and to do other things. The only hint there might be a "slight" problem is with comments like, "Traveling around the country, making political donations and keeping up with the required legal paperwork takes funds."............................

TerriPAC Closes Up Shop

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708 posted on 09/28/2007 3:02:22 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
Fred and Terri redux.

Need I say it again? Every day the media reminds of the gaffe about Terri. It is the leftists obsessed with this because they can't shake the ghost of Terri's Legacy. The mistake he made as I said before was double. Although conservatives were bothered, at least they can try to understand and let it go. But the lefties cannot and that is the second mistake. They dwell on this weight too much. Shakespeare would have appreciated this irony.

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Republican Fred Thompson said he was unaware that a judge ruled last week that lethal injection procedures in his home state were unconstitutional and that the U.S. Supreme Court had agreed to consider a Kentucky case about whether lethal injection violates the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

It's not the first time he has been caught off-guard on hot-button topics. In Florida, he seemed surprised when asked about oil drilling in the Everglades, a major issue there. He also gave no opinion when asked about efforts by President Bush and Congress to keep brain-damaged Terri Schiavo alive two years ago, saying he did not remember the details.

GOP debate is marked by jabs at absences

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709 posted on 09/28/2007 3:18:06 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
Fred and Terri again...

Hmmm, this is from AP. The text looks strangely similar to what I saw earlier.....

It's not the first time Thompson has been caught off-guard by questions on hot-button topics. In Florida earlier this month, Thompson seemed surprised when asked about oil drilling in the Everglades, a major issue in the state.

Thompson also gave no opinion when asked about efforts by President Bush and Congress to keep brain-damaged Terri Schiavo alive two years ago, saying he did not remember details of the case that stirred national debate.

Thompson Unaware of Death Penalty Cases

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710 posted on 09/28/2007 3:23:01 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser
Fred and Terri in the Washington Post...

The warbling rings from this paper in harmony with birdcage liners across the nation.

Harris said Thompson would not be borrowing from parts of the Republican agenda in 1994, such as eliminating the Department of Education and imposing term limits on members of Congress. And that will be the next question for the candidate, when he'll start laying out a specific policy vision. His first two weeks on the stump were marked by ducking answers to the sort of difficult questions he had promised his campaign would be about answering, such as how to reform Social Security and uncertainty about his views on issues that have dominated the headlines, such as the Terri Schiavo situation from two years ago and oil drilling in the Everglades in Florida.

Thompson, Running on the Revolution

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711 posted on 09/28/2007 3:28:37 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; floriduh voter; amdgmary; Sun; davidosborne; pissant; EternalVigilance; BykrBayb; ...
IMHO

As I showed in today's posts and those of recent days, the media cannot resist setting up the "Fred forgets Terri" Tar Baby.

Recent debates define an incipient watershed. One cluster of candidates shuns the riffraff for the higher and elite ground, a plane embraced and anointed by the higher powers of mankind. The other sticks to principles, and keeps shoveling out not just from the holes dug by cooperating media but from the anointing powers as well.

As we see each day, Terri's Legacy is a factor in this watershed. Her Legacy is carefully avoided by top tier candidates, yet is held unabashedly by at least three of those who hold such principles foremost.

May this be a lesson to those who would be President... Ignore Terri's Legacy at your own peril. Take a cue from the Vatican, from pro-life groups. If that doesn't do it, then peek at the media and the leftists. Notice Terri's Legacy bothers them enormously and ask yourselves why.

Duncan Hunter, Alan Keyes, and Sen. Brownback all take solid stands on the Legacy of Terri. For, what happened to Terri portends what can happen to many if her fate is ignored. And that represents a whole lot of watching voters if nothing else stirs the heart.

As Terri's Legacy remains strong and persists, the famous detractor, Mikey's TerriPAC, fades and flops. The Vatican comes on strong, and the leftists wince. The lies of the death enthusiasts grow transparent amidst the shouting and the masks peel back.

May this be a lesson to voters. Choose a candidate unshakable in principle. We have a country to protect.

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712 posted on 09/28/2007 4:22:31 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser
NANCY GRANT UPDATE: She's going to appeal. I would surmise that while she's on appeal, the ridiculous gag order will be lifted. Sentence is 15 yrs probation and $30,000 fine. That's what happens when you catch a justice system making their own rules and throwing the right to a speedy trial to the wind (except in Nancy Grant's case. She got a speedy trial because she's a whistleblower).

http://www.sun-herald.com/breakingnews.cfm?id=3445

Can you imagine fining someone $30,000 for trumped up charges????

Here's the link: http://www.sun-herald.com/breakingnews.cfm?id=3445

713 posted on 09/28/2007 7:23:27 PM PDT by floriduh voter (TERRI Anti-Euthanasia Ping List: 8mmmauser & I'm 4 DUNCAN HUNTER)
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To: 8mmMauser
The memory of Terri is haunting people now... Where were they when she needed them (although better late than never.)

Terri's in the local liberal rag practically every day. Her name's mentioned on tv somewhere every day.

I don't think the death cultists knew this was going to be the outcome. I believe they planned on having their death cruises, lecture circuits and books on how to kill innocent people through the court system, illegally I might add.

They didn't count on Terri's supporters at large standing against their corrupt agenda until all the pieces fit. And, yes, the scientologists had a stake in Terri's death too and their attorney gave Judge Greer one of his first awards for killing her.

As Fr. Pavone said at Terri's Gulfport Memorial Service "Judge Greer isn't the real Judge." It was the only time people there to celebrate Terri's shortened life chuckled during the mass.

As we found out recently from a c-span appearance by J. Greer, "EVERYONE AGAINST ME WERE BLOGGERS." That would be 1. God Can you see God blogging away for Terri on his Dell computer? LOL

www.judgegeorgegreer.com

714 posted on 09/28/2007 7:33:48 PM PDT by floriduh voter (TERRI Anti-Euthanasia Ping List: 8mmmauser & I'm 4 DUNCAN HUNTER)
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To: 8mmMauser
NANCY GRANT fyi: The court will lien any real property of hers if she doesn't pay $28,500 in December. ROBBER BARRONS ON THE BENCH.

She said the state attorney lost the case. “He lost because I didn’t go to jail ... They sentenced me to 15 years probation and fined me $30,000. That’s a buncha money.” The final judgment for fines and costs included eight statutory fines set by state law, but the bulk of the judgment consisted of 19 separate fines of $1,500 for each of the 19 counts, for a total of $28,500. Judge Lee Haworth imposed several special conditions of probation.

He said the fines and costs imposed by the court must be paid in full on or before Dec. 3, or Grant will have her driver’s license suspended. He said that until paid in full, the judgment will be a lien on all non-exempt real and personal property owned by Grant." FV says: and take her driver's license. This judge must know J. Greer. He's ANOTHER WOMAN HATER.

715 posted on 09/28/2007 8:10:31 PM PDT by floriduh voter (TERRI Anti-Euthanasia Ping List: 8mmmauser & I'm 4 DUNCAN HUNTER)
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To: floriduh voter

BUMP


716 posted on 09/28/2007 8:33:10 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: Dante3; 8mmMauser; Lesforlife
Evenin'. I just found out that Nancy Grant ran for Fla guv as a write-in candidate in 2000. No wonder she's being railroaded.

She wasn't a big fan of the Bushes. It's all making sense to me now. She was a Terri supporter and in Fla's Jail4Judges.

717 posted on 09/28/2007 9:19:08 PM PDT by floriduh voter (TERRI Anti-Euthanasia Ping List: 8mmmauser & I'm 4 DUNCAN HUNTER)
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To: Sun; amdgmary; wagglebee; BykrBayb; 8mmMauser

Judge Greer hates jail4judges by the way. The fact remains that Greer belongs in PRISON.


718 posted on 09/28/2007 9:21:45 PM PDT by floriduh voter (TERRI Anti-Euthanasia Ping List: 8mmmauser & I'm 4 DUNCAN HUNTER)
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To: floriduh voter

Judge Greer has blatantly broken laws. Yet nothing is being done about it. No judge should be free to break laws and make laws. Yet they do.


719 posted on 09/28/2007 9:25:02 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: Robert Drobot; Theodore R.
Nancy Grant ping. FYI: She was railroaded in DeSoto County and is appealing her conviction and sentence. She exposed a mini-Gitmo for Hispanics in DeSoto County so they retaliated by charging her w/a statute that's expired. Now they're extorting 30K from her by December or no license and they're liening her property.

The media is not covering this because it makes Florida's justice system look corrupt which it is.

720 posted on 09/28/2007 9:29:04 PM PDT by floriduh voter (TERRI Anti-Euthanasia Ping List: 8mmmauser & I'm 4 DUNCAN HUNTER)
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To: Dante3

Greer is a GOP puppet for sale. He’s one reason I became an indy. With the big guns protecting him instead of Terri, someday the truth will come out. Meanwhile, Terri is in the news every day.


721 posted on 09/28/2007 9:33:35 PM PDT by floriduh voter (TERRI Anti-Euthanasia Ping List: 8mmmauser & I'm 4 DUNCAN HUNTER)
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To: Lesforlife; Sun; wagglebee; Salvation

Oh, and Nancy Grant is a born again Christian. As this country is taken over by secular progressives, there will be more false prosecutions of Christians; and why not start in Florida where you can be murdered cuz you’re disabled?


722 posted on 09/28/2007 9:45:25 PM PDT by floriduh voter (TERRI Anti-Euthanasia Ping List: 8mmmauser & I'm 4 DUNCAN HUNTER)
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To: wagglebee; abcraghead; aimhigh; Archie Bunker on steroids; bicycle thug; blackie; coffeebreak; ...
Oregon Ping

Please notify me via FReepmail if you would like to be added to or taken off the Oregon Ping List.

723 posted on 09/28/2007 9:55:00 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: 8mmMauser
Nancy Grant sued Jeb Bush. Here's the case number.

http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/clerk/disposition/2002/10/02-2187.pdf

No wonder the media isn't reporting her false prosecution. The media is controlled by the family.

724 posted on 09/28/2007 9:56:02 PM PDT by floriduh voter (TERRI Anti-Euthanasia Ping List: 8mmmauser & I'm 4 DUNCAN HUNTER)
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To: floriduh voter
2002 Governor's Race here Nancy Grant, Christian Party:

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/G02/FL.phtml

725 posted on 09/28/2007 9:59:06 PM PDT by floriduh voter (TERRI Anti-Euthanasia Ping List: 8mmmauser & I'm 4 DUNCAN HUNTER)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
A view from Tuscaloosa...

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Terri Schiavo has been dead for 2 1/2 years. Her parents and siblings now have an answer on an important question: Was her death natural and moral, or not?

The Vatican's answer: Not, on both counts.

No doubt you remember the Schiavo case. The Florida woman collapsed and went into a coma in 1990 and was later diagnosed as being in a permanent vegetative state. Her husband, Michael, won a malpractice settlement, used at first for her care at a nursing home, then later sought to have her nutrition and hydration tubes disconnected because, he said, she told him she wouldn't want to live that way.

Terri's parents, Robert and Mary Schindler, fought this in the courts for seven years but ultimately lost. The Florida Legislature and even the U.S. Congress would eventually get involved, but the tubes were disconnected, and Terri died in March 2005.

About four months after her death, U.S. Catholic bishops asked two questions of the Vatican. Last week, the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a response............

CARY MCMULLEN: Was Terry Schiavo's death 'natural'?

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726 posted on 09/29/2007 2:33:37 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All

Place holder. Have some early morning errands today, will be back later.

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727 posted on 09/29/2007 2:35:06 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser
CANDIDATE HUCKABEE changes position re: TERRI SCHIAVO. New position is "err on the side of life."

Ouch, he must have been bombarded by Terri's supporters after what he's said in the past.

So, this flip flop is one that I welcome.

www.sptimes.com (front section).

728 posted on 09/29/2007 9:53:25 AM PDT by floriduh voter (TERRI Anti-Euthanasia Ping List: 8mmmauser & I'm 4 DUNCAN HUNTER)
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To: 8mmMauser
Scientology news: In downtown Clearwater by the courthouse, the HQ announces a big expansion and their new bldg will be called SUPER POWER. They are going to make the hotel friendly to non-sci fis for dining, etc. And then there's this about TOM CRUISE (IMO, poor Katie Holmes is going to end up in a bunker.) She might just as well as her movie career is below ground after the successful brainwashing.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/showbiz/showbiznews.html?in_article_id=484455&in_page_id=1773

729 posted on 09/29/2007 10:02:06 AM PDT by floriduh voter (TERRI Anti-Euthanasia Ping List: 8mmmauser & I'm 4 DUNCAN HUNTER)
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To: floriduh voter
Jeb Bush was a big disappointment. IMHO he is basically dishonest and his initial claim to support Terri was merely a charade. I kept thinking why is he dragging his feet. And when he could have saved her, he refused to do it. Now Florida has another creepy governor.
730 posted on 09/29/2007 10:14:53 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: 8mmMauser
I agree. Terri’s death was like something one expects to find in a horror story. In addition there were numerous other aspects to the case that were enough to cause concern - a sadistic person who hated Terri and had vested interests in her death nevertheless gets appointed guardian; Judge Greer’s flaunting of laws; a mother not permitted to give water or hold the hand of her dying child; etc. What kind of a society are we becoming?
731 posted on 09/29/2007 10:25:11 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: Dante3; Sun; tutstar; Saundra Duffy; amdgmary; Theodore R.; cyn; wagglebee; 8mmMauser; summer; ...
The only saving grace for the Fla GOP is that the national democrats are fighting w/Fla dems. Lawsuits are flyin' everywhere. As bad as Fla's rnc is, the dems are even worse. Somehow, they'll find a way to blame the gop in 08. Maybe their in fighting is a set up for another recount next year.

BACK TO JOHN ELLIS BUSH: Jeb succeeded as a politician but failed as a leader. (that's the bottom line and you can take that to the bank.) FV

732 posted on 09/29/2007 11:14:57 AM PDT by floriduh voter (TERRI Anti-Euthanasia Ping List: 8mmmauser & I'm 4 DUNCAN HUNTER)
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To: floriduh voter
I do also.

However, his frantic support of amnesty and perks for illegal aliens makes him unacceptable to me.

733 posted on 09/29/2007 11:19:58 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
The Fred and Terri tar baby...

No surprise, the lefties won't let the Terri gaffe pass. Today it dominates the Terri news. How long has it been now? Note the post by Floriduh voter above, #728. Sounds like Mike Huckabee sees the relevance and import and recognizes it, joins his stalwart colleagues now in support. We conservatives do not have our consciences twinged by the murder of Terri so we may not appreciate how the lefties writhe.

It is they, not we who are Terri-fied. They will not let go easily.

Is Thompson’s hilarious presidential campaign for real? (Asked about the Jena Six, Thompson said, “I don’t know anything about that,” and, in Florida, said he had no opinion on the Terri Schiavo case.) Or is it on a par with Kramer’s invention of a garbage disposal for the shower so you can pare vegetables while you soap your armpits? When Thompson told Jay Leno, “I’m running for president of the United States,” was he talking about the United States of Kramerica?

Thompson, dubbed “Lazy Like a Fox” on the cover of Newsweek, has shown a studied lack of focus - he’s a former shoe salesman, lobbyist, one-and-a-third-term senator, radio commentator and ambulance chaser. Thompson was a personal-injury lawyer who represented people like Kramer, who sued Java World after spilling coffee on himself.

KRAMER VS. KRAMER A PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN ABOUT NOTHING...

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734 posted on 09/30/2007 3:51:58 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
From the American Thinker...

Dick Morris complains that he is too lazy to prepare well-scripted answers to questions about local issues. In Florida, for example he deflected a question about the Terri Schiavo case saying he wasn't familiar with the details but in general he preferred local answers to local questions. To a question about oil drilling in the Everglades he said that he wasn't aware of major oil resources there but that we couldn't be in the business of putting energy resources off limits.

Each of these answers was perfectly reasonable and part of a package that is likely to have broad appeal. Neither shows a lazy candidate. They both show a mature and sensible candidate who isn't willing to pander. Thompson, unlike all the others, has important themes to project and can't be bothered to pick up a few supporters here and there by promising to serve the interests of those few at the expense of the many.

President Thompson

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735 posted on 09/30/2007 3:57:51 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Kicking the tar baby, LA Times doesn't forget...

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Thompson trips againFred Thompson didn't exactly assuage questions about his attention to detail when, during a trip to all-important Florida, he appeared at sea when asked to comment on the Terri Schiavo end-of-life case that so consumed first the state and then the nation in 2005. "That's going back in history," he said. "I don't remember the details of it."

Clinton gets most talking time in Democratic debates

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736 posted on 09/30/2007 4:06:23 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
Palm Beach Post reminds as well...

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Phone makes a nice marital prop

What makes sense for Thompson right now is not to answer any more questions.

That's why he needs a handy cellphone.

Another candidate, Rudy Giuliani, has learned that a properly timed cellphone call in the middle of a speech can do wonders. Giuliani has taken a couple of calls during speeches, most recently in front of a lukewarm National Rifle Association group.

The call allowed Giuliani to say "I love you" a couple times to his wife, or somebody playing his wife. It's a good crowd softener, even when it's Wife No. 3.

And Thompson's only on No. 2. So it works even better for him.

Recently, Thompson was asked if he would have intervened to keep Terri Schiavo alive. He sounded as if he were being asked to discuss the Stamp Act of 1765.

"That's going back in history," he said of the Schiavo case. "I don't know the details of it."

If one of his handlers had been in cellphone emergency mode, he might not have looked so tragically uninformed again about a national issue that dominated the news only two years ago.

"That's going back in ... oh, excuse me, my phone. Oh, hi honey. Yes, I love you, too. ... Say hello to the nice people of Florida, dear."

Thompson ought to run on speed dial

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737 posted on 09/30/2007 4:11:23 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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I am simply whelmed. That's Rich (Frank). The New York Times also remembers, to the point of including a link to the earlier report and to the episode on "Law and Order". It is almost outraging, and I am indignant, or at least a little dignant. Aging white guys indeed...

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The Republican field of aging white guys, meanwhile, gets flakier by the day. The front-runner has taken to cooing to his third wife over a cellphone in the middle of campaign speeches. His hottest challenger, the new "new Reagan," may have learned his lines for "Law & Order," but clearly needs cue cards on the stump. In Florida, even the most rudimentary details of red-hot local issues (drilling in the Everglades, Terri Schiavo) eluded him. The party's fund-raising is anemic. Its snubs of Hispanic and African-American voters kissed off essential swing states in the Sun Belt and moderate swing voters farther north.

Is Hillary Clinton the New Old Al Gore?

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738 posted on 09/30/2007 4:22:04 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
Just in from New Zealand, a defender of Mikey still plying his craft...

In a wide-ranging interview, Eisenberg, one of the attorneys who represented Michael Schiavo several years ago in his battle with Congress and Florida Governor Jeb Bush to have his wife, Terri, removed from artificial life support, discussed the David vs. Goliath battle he has taken on and how it could lead to the unraveling of the Bush administration's warrantless spy program if the appeals court rules in favor of his clients.

Attorney Talks About Lawsuit Against Bush, NSA

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739 posted on 09/30/2007 4:27:00 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
A sad note on another of Terri's List... TheSpottedOwl. Through thick and thin, throughout all this difficult time, TheSpottedOwl has remained a stalwart follower of the TerriDailies and a regular contributor. I thought of her as a friend in the many exchanges we shared. It is a time of prayer for Rose.

TheSpottedOwl Is passing

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740 posted on 09/30/2007 4:40:10 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Thread on sneaky euthanasia stats, by wagglebee:

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, September 27, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - One of the many arguments against euthanasia, widely held by activists and medical professionals alike, is the fear that legalized physician-assisted suicide will result in a "slippery slope effect" resulting in the coerced suicide of vulnerable individuals. A new study which will be published in the October issue of the Journal of Medical Ethics is purporting to have put that objection to rest by proving that, in areas where euthanasia has been legalized, there has been no such "slippery slope" effect. The research was lead by University of Utah professor, Margaret Battin known as an expert in the 'ethics' of suicide and a prominent supporter of physician-assisted suicide. Battin's curriculum vitae is a laundry list of works pertaining to the legalization and 'morals' of euthanasia.

According to the research team, the purpose of the study was to determine if there was a significant increase in the death of any particularly vulnerable demographic such as the elderly, minorities, children or those who suffer from a chronic illness following the advent of legalized euthanasia in both Oregon and the Netherlands.

Euthanasia Critics Challenge Pro-Euthanasia Study Research Methods

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741 posted on 09/30/2007 4:48:18 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Massachusetts killing machine thread by wagglebee.

Hyannis, MA (LifeNews.com) -- Two weeks ago, a Massachusetts woman may have died from an abortion at an abortion business in this southeastern city. The unnamed woman apparently died after suffering hemorrhaging caused by an abortion obtained at Women Health Center in the Cape Cod town of Hyannis.

It appears that abortion practitioner Rapin Osathanondh, did the abortion that may have caused her death. He made headlines in 2001 when he threatened to kill staff members because of misplaced paperwork.

Woman May Have Died From Botched Abortion at Massachusetts Facility

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742 posted on 09/30/2007 4:53:20 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; Salvation
Salvation has a fitting thread for the day.

VERY soon your life here will end; consider, then, what may be in store for you elsewhere. Today we live; tomorrow we die and are quickly forgotten. Oh, the dullness and hardness of a heart which looks only to the present instead of preparing for that which is to come!

Therefore, in every deed and every thought, act as though you were to die this very day. If you had a good conscience you would not fear death very much. It is better to avoid sin than to fear death. If you are not prepared today, how will you be prepared tomorrow?.......................

Imitation of Christ: 1, 23, Thoughts on Death [Devotional]

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743 posted on 09/30/2007 4:59:03 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
The train is to nowhere, a dark tunnel with no light at the end. Thread by wagglebee.

Remember those quaint old days when biotechnologists told us that “all” they wanted to effectuate embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) was merely access to leftover in vitro fertilization (IVF) embryos “that were going to be tossed out anyway?”

Actually, I misspeak. Those days might have been quaint but they definitely aren't old. Human embryonic stem cells were only derived in 1998; the great ESCR debate has been with us for fewer than ten years.

No Brakes on the Runaway Embryonic Stem Cell Research Train

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744 posted on 09/30/2007 5:03:54 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
We have discussed Living Wills many times on these Terri Daily threads. This thread by wagglebee comes from the UK.

Desperately ill patients will be at risk of being killed off by friends or relatives under "living will" laws, officials admitted yesterday. The system that allows a third party to withdraw the medical treatment that is keeping a patient alive is open to abuse and fraud, they said.

The prospect of patients being killed on the orders of relatives who stand to benefit from their wills has reignited debate on the Mental Capacity Act, which comes into force on Monday.

'Living will law' could put frail lives at risk, warn doctors

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745 posted on 09/30/2007 5:09:38 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Doublecross of Holy in this thread by wagglebee on evil masked as good.

WORCHESTER, Massachusetts, September 28, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Jesuit-run Holy Cross, the oldest Catholic college in New England, is hosting the 2007 Teen Pregnancy Institute with Planned Parenthood promoting teenage contraception.

The Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy presents the conference every year, but by hosting the conference the Holy Cross Jesuits are sending the message that they have no qualms with its promotion of contraception and the presence of Planned Parenthood, which are intrinsically inimical to the pro-life teachings of the Catholic Church.

Holy Cross College Hosts on-Campus Planned Parenthood Workshops, Awards Pro-Abortion Governor

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746 posted on 09/30/2007 5:16:48 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: wagglebee

Maybe Dr.K was dying to pull the wool over someone’s eyes and he couldn’t do that from prison! UF has a long history of paying depressing guest speakers to depress their students. I had the misfortune of sitting thru a Commencement Address by then Ins. commissioner Bill Nelson. I’ve never heard more depressing tripe during a commencement address (to graduating students venturing forth in their new lives, mind you) before or since. Bureaucrats should not be allowed to speak to students ever, let alone at commencement! That he was then to be elected (to anything) was a bad joke on all Floridians!


747 posted on 09/30/2007 5:20:58 AM PDT by CRBDeuce (an armed society is a polite society)
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To: All; wagglebee
Will this do in Roe vs. Wade? Thread by wagglebee.

Pro-life organizations are trying to build support for the legal definition that an unborn child is a person to exploit a weakness that was cited by author Harry Blackmun when he wrote the creative Roe V. Wade abortion precedent in 1973.

But their work has generated a huge argument within the pro-life movement: whether it's better to chip away at the opportunities abortionists have to conduct their business or a challenge should be mounted to confront Roe's very premise that the unborn are only tissue.

'Personhood' silver bullet to kill Roe v. Wade?

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748 posted on 09/30/2007 5:22:42 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Encouraging thread on Downs by wagglebee...

At two-and-a-half years old, Evan is a special little boy who sings himself to sleep with "Jesus loves me." Declining all testing for which there was not a positive health intervention, Chris and Julie Messina welcomed their first child. "Joyful," "friendly" and "loving" are just some of the attributes that make Evan unique. He also has an extra (third) copy of the 21st chromosome, a condition known as Trisomy 21, or Down syndrome.

Over ninety percent of parents abort their children after receiving a pre-natal diagnosis of Trisomy 21.1 In an effort to remedy this, the Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act has been introduced to "increase the provision of scientifically sound information and support services to parents who receive a positive diagnosis" of Down syndrome and other conditions. This would help ensure parents receive up-to-date information and support services as well as real alternatives to abortion.

Bill Seeks Support for Parents of Children with Down Syndrome

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749 posted on 09/30/2007 5:28:53 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: bikerman

B
“Where did the children get into this?”

UF...Taser U...wacko central at times....Children there were actually listening to loser John (Cary)....UF isn’t inviting Dr. Death to talk to adults! Captive audince(s) of children is entirely different altogether! (and you know some ‘professor’ will be giving ‘credit’ to attend) If adults (over 21) want to call Dr. Death that’s one thing...None of us want to see UF get the ‘Columbia Syndrome’ (Useful Idiots posterchile du jour).


750 posted on 09/30/2007 5:37:43 AM PDT by CRBDeuce (an armed society is a polite society)
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