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The Evening Standard, London ^ | October 2, 2007 | unknown

Posted on 10/02/2007 3:51:14 AM PDT by 8mmMauser

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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
This article would infer that true Catholics may disagree on matter of pro-life and pro-death as if it were a disagreement on which vestments a priest should wear on a certain feast day.

It does indicate however, the Vatican stand runs deeper and stronger than the wispy wishes of the barely committed.

The volume of the squeals measure the depth of the truth probe.

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Catholic hospital officials are downplaying the declaration's effect. But some theologians are predicting that patients may feel compelled to leave or avoid Catholic hospitals and nursing homes. That goes especially for elderly people who might normally use a Catholic medical facility but do not want their end-of-life wishes contradicted.

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Pope John Paul II gave mixed signals on the issue. In his 1995 encyclical, "Evangelium Vitae," he seemed to endorse the position that a feeding tube was extraordinary, saying, "Certainly the life of the body in its earthly state is not an absolute good for the believer." Yet in 2004 he indicated otherwise.

The lack of clarity, and lobbying by the National Right to Life Committee and others over the Terri Schiavo case in 2005, brought calls from the U.S. Bishops Conference for a ruling. That came last month. And it left little wiggle room.

Coming from perhaps the most powerful Vatican congregation, the declaration carries more weight than a passing statement in a papal speech.

Himes said theologians, not to mention many loyal Catholics, are mystified.

A question of last rights... What if a Catholic hospital doesn't respect your wishes?

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301 posted on 10/22/2007 1:51:15 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Fred and Terri tar baby dailies...

After a happy hiatus, the tar baby returns, just slightly with some good and bad. First, the bad. The tar baby still sticks.

Now the good. Charlie Crist is unhappy with Fred. Terri's death makes Charlie happy, so this might be a good sign.

He said he could not remember much about the Terri Schiavo right-to-die controversy. And he implied that Cuban refugees could be dangerous.

Gov. Charlie Crist, a Republican, followed a meeting with Thompson in September by telling the media he "wasn't overjoyed" with what Thompson had to say about Florida issues.

Thompson will try to get back on track at tonight's presidential debate in Orlando

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302 posted on 10/22/2007 2:01:01 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
On funding abortions, a thread by wagglebee:

Most pro-life people are outraged when they realize that Planned Parenthood, the number one abortion provider in the United States, is a tax exempt organization receiving hundreds of millions of our tax dollars. But everyone, pro-life or not, should be outraged over the criminal allegations Planned Parenthood faces in Overland Park, Kansas.

According to the 107-count indictment filed in Johnson County District Court yesterday, Planned Parenthood purposefully performed illegal late term abortions in violation of Kansas State law and unlawfully falsified documents in order to conceal that fact. They are also accused of failing to comply with the required medical reporting guidelines.

You May Be Funding Illegal Abortions

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303 posted on 10/22/2007 2:06:59 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Surprised anyone? Thread by wagglebee:

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 18, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Gardasil, Merck’s questionable new vaccine against cervical cancer is expected to rake in at least a billion dollars in profits from sales, which will leave the pharmaceutical giant with more cash to donate to abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

Merck has a long history of supporting abortion and Gardasil profits could turn into a financial boost for Planned Parenthood, especially as US states and Canadian provinces begin either to encourage or require HPV vaccination for girls as young as 9.

Support for HPV Vaccine Gardasil Helps Planned Parenthood Says LDI President

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304 posted on 10/22/2007 2:11:16 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser
...the Philadelphia Society dedicated its session in tribute to T'wit.

This is no surprise.

305 posted on 10/22/2007 2:17:30 AM PDT by BykrBayb (In memory of my Friend T'wit, who taught me much. ~ )
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To: All; Jim Robinson; wagglebee; floriduh voter
All who have not yet visited this powerful and lively thread by Jim Robinson should do so.

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NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN LIFE

NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN LIFE

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306 posted on 10/22/2007 2:18:13 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; cool2007; wagglebee
Casual killing in England...Being gods remains a tough job for the death enthusiasts.

Thread by cool2007. Thanks, wagglebee.

More than 100 babies with minor disabilities, such as a cleft palate or club foot, were aborted in one area of England in a three-year period, statistics reveal.

The data records that 54 babies with club feet, 37 with cleft palates or lips, and 26 with extra or webbed fingers or toes were aborted in south-west England between 2002 and 2005.

Babies with minor disabilities aborted

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307 posted on 10/22/2007 2:26:18 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Refreshing words from a Catholic Cardinal in a thread by wagglebee...

People who support abortion, euthanasia and embryonic stem cell research are worshipping “modern-day false idols,” Cardinal Justin Rigali said in Lincoln Saturday.

“(They are) putting their faith in human ingenuity and technology,” rather than following God and moral principles, he told about 350 people attending the annual Nebraska pro-life convention.

Cardinal: Pro-choice supporters worshipping false idols

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308 posted on 10/22/2007 2:30:40 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: BykrBayb
There is more, much more, some to come later. Tim was far more to the Society than the well liked member we knew, but was a pillar of the Society itself.

(We are still just now making our way home after this weekend...)

309 posted on 10/22/2007 2:37:11 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser
I have a bone to pick with BEN STEIN and his money. I admittedly watched The Most Smartest Super Model reality show on VH1. A blonde bimbo was asked to define: EUTHANASIA. Blonde bimbo said, "It's a humane way to put people to death."

BEN STEIN gives her the point and says "correct."

310 posted on 10/22/2007 8:46:40 AM PDT by floriduh voter (Terri Ping List: 8mmmauser & I'm 4 DUNCAN HUNTER & ?????????)
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To: floriduh voter

Well, in a technical way, he is right. That is why the death enthusiasts hijacked the term. It sounds so, so.... happy!

So while he is correct about the definition, the usage is anything but happy. The dark, evil side loves to use opposites, like war is peace, good is bad, death with dignity, ad nauseum.


311 posted on 10/23/2007 1:01:40 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; ...
Fred and Terri tar baby dailies...

In a burst of I-toldja-so's, the issue pops up to the surface once more, perhaps, the bubble to finally burst. I mentioned at the outset with the first Fred and Terri dailies, the mistake he made was twofold. One was the mistake itself. But the second was the deep underestimation of the dark burden of guilt the media carries with Terri's Legacy around their necks like an albatross. No way would they let this gaffe slide, so they reminded and reminded.

This is a NYT piece so only a tiny exerpt will slip out of my keyboard.

But you will be allowed to read the whole thing at the link.;-)

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But on Monday, when questioned at a news conference about his reaction to the Terri Schiavo case, Mr. Thompson opened up about the death, suggesting the Schiavo matter had particular resonance for him because of how his daughter, Elizabeth Panici, known as Betsy, had died.

“Obviously, I knew about the Schiavo case,” he said. “I had to face a situation like that in my own personal life with my own daughter.”

Thompson Finds Reason to Discuss Schiavo Case

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312 posted on 10/23/2007 1:12:53 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; Calpernia; floriduh voter; 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
Fred and Terri tar baby dailies topic of the day in a thread by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast. Thanks, calpernia, and FV for the pings.

This thread is based on the earlier news article out of AP.

"And this will probably be the last time I ever address it."

Yeah, right, I am sure he means it, but the media just may not forget so soon. See numerous Fred and Terri dailies upthread here.

I am predicting the media will push Fred to declare his alliance with the dark side especially since they know about his daughter.

Thompson talks of daughter who died

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313 posted on 10/23/2007 1:27:42 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Call for Phillip Robert Morrisssss...

How desperate is Planned Parenthood? Just take a peek. I think PP is so anxious to force its faltering agenda in our faces, that it tries any means without shame. Perhaps these desperados are revealing their cards, realization momentum has failed them. Thread by wagglebee.

Students for Life suggests that some students were apparently unaware of where they were working, as one student left the building, called her mother and cried as the RMU faculty member demanded she return into the abortion clinic. "The student thankfully refused," said a Students for Life spokesman.

"A lot of colleges want to educate students on issues of community concern, and yet the Robert Morris administration is teaching how to destroy a community," Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director of Students for Life of America, said. "Planned Parenthood targets minorities and the poor, and now Robert Morris is showing students that view is acceptable and that the poor are worth less than the privileged who can attend their expensive private school."

Robert Morris University Blasted for Sending Freshmen to Volunteer at Abortion Centers

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314 posted on 10/23/2007 1:40:35 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Good for them!

Thread by wagglebee.

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Students at more than 4,000 junior high and high schools as well as college campuses will join together on Tuesday to present a silent, positive message against abortion. As organizers prepare for the fourth annual Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity, they've heard from tens of thousands of students who want to share their pro-life views.

Stand True Ministries has put together this annual event as a way for students to silently protest abortion by representing the voices of unborn children who can't speak for themselves.

Pro-Life Students at 4,000 Schools Will Join Together to Oppose Abortion

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315 posted on 10/23/2007 1:44:26 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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How Nobel can you get, Dr. Watson?

Yankeesdoodle thread on the strange world of a scientist. Thanks for the ping, wagglebee."If a child were not declared alive until three days after birth, then all parents could be allowed the choice that only a few are given under the present system," he said. "The doctor could allow the child to die if the parents so chose and save a lot of misery and suffering."

Scientist Suspended for Race Remarks Also Discussed 'Defective' Children

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316 posted on 10/23/2007 1:55:57 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Fred and Terri tar baby entries keep rolling in. This one is side by side with more Obama Nation.

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Fred's Schiavo do-over

"Obviously, I know about the Terri Schiavo case. I had to face a situation with that in my own personal life with my own daughter," Fred Thompson told reporters. But last month, the GOP hopeful said he didn't know enough to talk about the right-to-die case in Florida, where it occurred and where it is still a major issue.

Campaign takeout

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317 posted on 10/23/2007 2:15:45 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; bjs1779; BykrBayb; amdgmary; floriduh voter; Tajitaw
This is more than a Fred and Terri redux. In this case, the contributer delves deeper with an interesting brain scan, not that of Terri, in the link.

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I respect Fred Thompson a LOT. But, I was frankly a bit put off by this recent comment about Schiavo-type situations:

I know this is bandied about as a political issue, and people want to make it such and talk about it in the public marketplace a lot. I am a little bit uncomfortable about that, because it's an intensely personal thing with me. These things need to be decided by the family.

Erick here at Redstate praised these remarks by Thompson, but I would be more cautious.

People who say that the government should stay out of situations like the Schiavo situation are being naive and simplistic. In the Schiavo situation, the parents wanted one thing, and the husband wanted another thing. In such a situation, the government must intervene. And that's what the government finally did in the Schiavo situation; it intervened to forcibly prevent the parents from taking custody of their daughter.......................

Schiavo Once Again

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318 posted on 10/23/2007 2:31:37 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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This evening...

Two presentations on caring for people who are dying will be held Oct. 23 at 7:00pm at Trinity High School Auditorium: "Compassionate Care for the Dying" by Dr. William Toffler and "Remembering Terri Schiavo: The Battle to Save My Sister's Life" with Mr. Bobby Schindler.

Medical expertise, as well as personal experience, will be shared about this important topic.

Dr. Toffler is co-founder of Physicians for Compassionate Care and Bobby Schindler is the brother of Terri Schindler-Schiavo. All are invited to this free event. Sponsored by Badlands Right to Life.

"Compassionate Care for the Dying"

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319 posted on 10/23/2007 2:36:49 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; ...
Any theater critics? Anyone??

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Is Karen Finley coasting on her reputation as one of our country's most controversial performance artists? That's the question that comes to mind after viewing her occasionally provocative, but mostly tedious new show Wake Up! at the Theaters at 45 Bleecker.

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The performance artist's oeuvre includes the slyly satirical The American Chestnut and the stunning Make Love, which was the most moving and effective response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that I've yet encountered. But Finley has also misfired with the politically reductive and painfully dull George & Martha and this latest effort, which consists of two companion pieces, "The Dreams of Laura Bush" and "The Passion of Terri Schiavo," presented in one intermissionless evening.

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The second piece on the bill is more effective. Finley begins it by using paint brushes and black ink to create her own Rorschach test, which serves as background image and potent metaphor for "The Passion of Terri Schiavo." She then takes on numerous voices on both sides of the national right-to-die debate that erupted around the coma victim in 2005.

Some of these perspectives -- such as Mel Gibson's -- are clearly skewered, while others are given more serious dramatic weight. Finley ably demonstrates how Terri Schiavo's body became a locus for anyone and everyone to project their own fears, desires, and anxieties upon, precisely because it was passive and unable to respond. "We all know that the most popular female is a victim," she states. And yet, there's something very manufactured about the relentless litany of abusive phrases that Finley repeats over and over, building to crescendos that she practically screams at the audience. It's a vocal trick she's used plenty of times in past performances to good effect but here it comes across as simply loud, and devoid of real passion. It's as if she's merely going through the motions, indicating an outrage that she's unable to otherwise communicate to her audience.

Wake Up!

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320 posted on 10/24/2007 3:43:42 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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