Skip to comments.The boy who is allergic to almost EVERY food
Posted on 10/02/2007 3:51:14 AM PDT by 8mmMauser
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Actually, that's not true. I'm allergic to gluten, but there are lots of grains that don't have gluten that I can eat without a reaction: rice, millet, quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth, teff, just to name some of them.
Dr. K seems to be quite chipper, perhaps has recovered his health if he even was sick, so why not send him back to complete his term?
If he gets 50K for speaking engagements, why doesn’t that have to go as restitution for his victim’s descendants? Why isn’t forfeiting big money part of his probation? OJ is supposed to pay restitution himself but remember he moved to Florida because he’s protected here from paying the Goldman’s.
Whose worse? Judge Greer and the death lawyers, ACLU or Michael Vick?
I have two words regarding social issues: Terry Schiavo. For those of you who don't remember this national drama, let me refresh your memory. One party (which wasn't the Democratic Party) decided that six years of state level court actions were wrong. One party (which wasn't the Democratic Party) decided that a person's personal choice about the end of her life (as adjudicated by a Republican judge) was not her own business. One party (which wasn't the Democratic Party) decided to perform a medical analysis through video tape and announce the conclusions of that analysis on the floor of the Senate. One party (which wasn't the Democratic Party) decided that special legislation was required to address this situation. One party (which wasn't the Democratic Party) decided to make an extremely personal situation a national political issue.
I am allergic to almost any work...
The Lawyers' Christian Fellowship has lamented the coming into force this month of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. While Dignity in Dying, the pro-euthanasia lobby group, described it as a great day for patient choice!, the LCF said it was a sad day for many elderly and vulnerable people whose lives could be put at risk.
She is off life support.
Prayers for Rose.
I read about President Bush trying to save a Mexican on death row for raping and murdering two teenage girls. Yet he failed to make the effort to save Terri.
Requiescant in Pace.
This august body of Christians, more holy than thee and me, thinks they know better about what constitutes the extraordinary. Alas, one would expect them to counter with facts, but instead they call upon falsehoods to prove their point. Are they so blind they do not see Terri's circumstances? I wonder if they would change their minds if the truth were shown to them. I wonder...
If they only knew the truth, we might imagine, they would behave as true Christians and declare "Oops! we made a mistake about Terri." Should I hold my breath awaiting that epiphany? Also, I wonder if they abhor keeping babies alive through bottle feeding.
The Vatican declared last month that it is morally wrong to remove feeding tubes from patients who are in a permanent vegetative state. Responding in part to perplexity over the Terri Schiavo case, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith stated that delivery of food and water, even by artificial means and even to someone who is permanently unresponsive, is "ordinary" care—care that caregivers are morally obliged to provide in virtually all cases in order to preserve the patient's human dignity.
The notion that giving food and water is ordinary care has a significant tradition behind it. After all, giving food to the hungry and water to the thirsty is for Christians a paradigmatic instance of loving one's neighbor. But in applying this tradition in an absolutist way to the realities of modern medicine, the Vatican has narrowed in an unfortunate way its own rich tradition of practical reasoning about what is "ordinary" and "extraordinary" care.
For one thing, delivery of food and water through a tube—a device inserted by doctors—is not just ordinary care. It is not like giving someone a drink of water or a crust of bread. It constitutes a medical intervention, much like installing a ventilator or performing a tracheotomy. At the very least, installing and maintaining a feeding tube lies at the edges of ordinary care.
Furthermore, the question of whether a medical intervention is ordinary or extraordinary has traditionally focused not on the kind of intervention used but on whether the intervention is burdensome to the patient or (to quote the Catholic Catechism) "disproportionate to the expected outcome."
Which gets us to the heart of cases like Terri Schiavo's. Many people say—and say explicitly in their advance health-care directives—that being maintained in a vegetative state would be an unacceptable burden. Many people do not want to be maintained in a vegetative state with no reasonable hope of recovering the capacity to interact with their environment—that is not, in their view, an outcome that warrants medical intervention. The Vatican is saying that such people are simply morally wrong and that their view of what constitutes burdensome and disproportionate care undermines human dignity. .........................
That criticism follows copious news coverage of what were seen as several stumbles by Thompson in the days after he announced his candidacy on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno five weeks ago. While not major gaffes, Thompson appeared less than sure-footed as he answered questions on the importance of capturing Osama bin Laden, oil drilling in the Everglades, Terry Schiavo and ethanol subsidies.
Thankfully his brain works.
The Declaration declares that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. People these days, when they remember the Declaration at all, tend to focus on the rights and forget the Creator. President Bush's embarrassing remark may be the result of this myopia. If we remember and reflect on the Declaration's reference to the Creator, we realize that it invokes the authority of the Creator God as the basis for our claim to unalienable rights. It invokes that authority as governing all human beings, not just those who believe in or pray to Him.................
Sadly so did Terri’s...
Planned Parenthood antics pursued in a Jill Stanek thread by diago.
If the Aurora Planned Parenthood site in the Illinois prairie lands is ground zero, then the Denver Planned Parenthood site in the Mile High City is sky zero.
Last month, with a reporter in hot pursuit, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, or PPRM, was forced to come clean about its secret purchase of a city block of property and plans to break ground on a 50,000 square foot mega-mill this November.
MANOTICK, Ontario, October 5, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - On Sunday, Sept. 23, a week before Canada's Life Chain Sunday, Fr. Geoff Kerslake gave what was seen as a powerful sermon encouraging his parishioners to take part in the local Life Chain the following Sunday. Fr. Geoff is the young pastor of St. Leonard's parish in Manotick, Ontario, located on the fringe of Canada's capital city of Ottawa.
Fr. Geoff's sermon so encouraged one couple who heard it that they had the text re-printed in the bulletin of their own nearby parish the following Sunday. In turn, an enthusiastic reader forwarded it on to LifeSiteNews. We called Fr. Geoff and he gave permission to have his pro-life/Life Chain homily published on LifeSiteNews. We do so especially with the hope that it will provide inspiration to US pastors who will also be delivering pro-life homilies this Life Chain Sunday in the United States.
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