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Posted on 07/29/2009 12:01:24 PM PDT by wagglebee
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Isn’t Soros the man behind Obama’s curtain?
I don't think so.
Whoever is pulling the strings is someone who the Clintons are TERRIFIED of or they would have destroyed Obama two years ago and the Clintons aren't scared of Soros.
Thread by Kaslin.
Recently in a Washington Times radio interview, RNC Chairman Michael Steele was expressing his concerns regarding health care reform. He commented that the GOPs handling of my sister Terri Schiavo is an example of what he fears, stating, It is inserting itself into the very fabric of the decisions that you make, have to make every single day. Itll make the Terri Schiavo case look like a walk in the park.
I understand the point that Michael Steele was trying to make. He was using Terri as an example of what it would mean if the government was to get involved in the decisions of healthcare. However, not only was it a badly chosen comparison, but as a proclaimed pro-lifer, Mr. Steele should be ardently supportive of the actions taken by CongressDemocrats and Republicansin their attempt to save Terris Life.
Perhaps Mr. Steele has fallen victim, along with so many others, to the same media spin that implies Congress was intruding on a private matter, rather than applauding them for stepping in to protect a disabled woman who was in the very process of being dehydrated to death.
The act by Congress granted Terri a federal and civil rights claim to be heard in federal court. In fact, these are the same rights we give to those on death rowwho die far less brutal and painful deaths. If Ted Bundy or Scott Peterson had a guaranteed federal court review after their cases have been gone through the state courts, then why shouldnt an innocent disabled woman like Terri be given that same chance?
That is what I find so ironic about Mr. Steeles remarks and his concern regarding a government-controlled health care system. What happened to Terri is a perfect example of what he and Republicans are now trying to prevent from happening and what so many health care experts are warning us will happen if President Obama gets his way and establishes a system of health care rationing that would inevitable lead to countless premature deaths. . .
have been doing a little reading about Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the head bioethicist at the NIH and brother of the presidents chief of staff. He is a supporter of health care rationing, which is relevant to the current health care debate. In a Lancet article earlier this year, he suggested that age be a proper method of allocating scarce resources, and indeed, stated that age based allocation is not invidious discrimination. . .
The Medicare mandatory counseling controversy in the Obamacare debate laid bare a realistic fear that compensated counseling under Medicare could easily become subtle (or not so subtle) persuasion to refuse treatmentparticularly since the primary point of the clause is to cut costs.
Here is an example of why I believe that the fear is realistic. The Center for Practical Bioethics has published a Caring Conversations workbook, in which intimate issues and details of life, death, and end of life options are raised. Nothing wrong with that, in and of itself, of course. It all depends on how it is done. . .
When she was dying my anger caused a brain aneursym. I spent 34 days in neuro intensive care. I came out of the event with a greater understanding, don’t allow anger to cloud you mental focus.
It was a miracle that I survived much less have no headaches or seizures. I realize that we have the mental focus to fight and win if we get rid of our fears.
My heart goes out to those that fought for her life, but I realize that she is in a much better place than we are and for that she is a peace. It is us that are stuck with the useless politicians that are leading so many toward destruction.
Thread by me.
Debbie Purdy was ecstatic. It was a strange reaction to the news that it had suddenly become easier to be killed in Zurich. But the real reason for her elation was that the news also meant it might soon become easier to be killed in Britain.
The law lords had just ruled that the director of public prosecutions (DPP) must make it clear under what circumstances he would prosecute somebody for assisting a suicide. It was the law lords last ruling before they themselves are killed off and replaced by a Supreme Court.
Multiple sclerosis will kill Purdy, 46, if the Dignitas clinic in Zurich does not do it first. Her argument was that she needed to know whether her husband, Omar Puente, would be prosecuted if he helped her make her last journey. If he would, she said, she would have to go and take the lethal dose of Nembutal soon, well before incapacity prevented her from travelling alone. If he would not, she could safely put it off for years. . .
Very true, I’m glad you are doing okay.
I realized that I am one of the most blessed people and I am so thankful for that. I wish everone realized the power of authority they have.
Our power and authority (money) is ours to control, yet we do not use it. We allow others to do as they want and it has become so evident. If we would, we could use those assets to stop this, it may take effort and focus but we could do it without any force.
Life really is that simple, we just make it hard.
Thanks for the ping!
Thread by me.
ROME, August 3, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - When the Italian drug agency approved the sale of the deadly abortion drug RU 486 late Thursday night, senior Vatican officials responded strongly saying that doctors who prescribe it and the women who take it risk excommunication. The Italian Pharmaceuticals Agency (AIFA) said the drug, to be sold under the brand name Mifegyne, would not be sold in pharmacies and only be administered by physicians in hospitals.
Bishop Elio Sgreccia, a bioethics professor, author and former vice-president of the Pontifical Academy for Life (PAV) told Corriere della Sera newspaper, "This is a compound which kills the foetus and one much promoted by the pharmaceutical industry. It is an incitement to abort. It is absolutely unacceptable and leads to automatic excommunication."
He added, "First abortion was legalised to stop it being clandestine, but now doctors are washing their hands of it and transferring the burden of conscience to women."
The current head of the PAV, Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella said, "An embryo is not a bunch of cells. It is a real and full human life and to suppress it is a responsibility no one can take without fully realising the consequences." . . .
Thread by me.
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Bobby Schindler, the brother of Terri Schiavo, knows a thing or two about health care rationing. Forced to sit idly by as his sister's estranged husband deprived her of food and water for a period of 13 days before she died, Schindler is concerned the government-run health bills in Congress will foster rationing.
In a new editorial, appearing on the conservative web site Townhall, Schindler talks about the problems associated with the health care restructuring bills.
Schindler responds to a comment from Republican party chairman Michael Steele who said the rationing components are so bad that they will "make the Terri Schiavo case look like a walk in the park.
He wrote that he found "Steeles remarks and his concern regarding a government-controlled health care system" to be "ironic."
"What happened to Terri is a perfect example of what he and Republicans are now trying to prevent from happening and what so many health care experts are warning us will happen if President Obama gets his way and establishes a system of health care rationing that would inevitable lead to countless premature deaths," Schindler warns. . .
Thread by marshmallow.
New Orleans, La., Aug 3, 2009 / 02:06 pm (CNA).- Rep. Anh Joseph Cao, (R-New Orleans), the first Vietnamese-American congressman and a Catholic, announced this past weekend that, because of the stealth mandate for abortion still present in the Health Care bill, he prefers to save his soul rather than vote in favor of it.
Cao, the only member of the Louisiana House delegation who had not weighed in on where he stands on the health reform bill, told the Times-Picayune on Saturday that he cannot support any bill that permits public money to be spent on abortion.
At the end of the day if the health care reform bill does not have strong language prohibiting the use of federal funding for abortion, then the bill is really a no-go for me, said Cao, who spent time in formation to be a Jesuit priest.
Being a Jesuit, I very much adhere to the notion of social justice, Cao said. I do fully understand the need of providing everyone with access to health care, but to me personally, I cannot be privy to a law that will allow the potential of destroying thousands of innocent lives, he explained to the Louisiana newspaper.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced that Cao will be one of seven Republican members of Congress targeted with radio ads that will play on radio stations with largely African-American audiences, urging him to support Obama's health reform efforts.
I know that voting against the health care bill will probably be the death of my political career, Cao said, but I have to live with myself, and I always reflect on the phrase of the New Testament, How does it profit a man's life to gain the world but to lose his soul.
Cao is the first native of Vietnam to serve in Congress and the first Republican to serve in his district since 1890. He won in a district that usually votes overwhelmingly Democratic. . .
There are some wonderful pictures of T'wit in his son's online photo album.
I pray that the Lord gives this family comfort (and they are the last persons Terri’s husband sees before he descends!)
How about a compilation of some of your favorite quips from T’wit?
Wish I’d have met him!!
Thanks for the ping!
Of all of T’wit’s quips, I think this will always be my favorite (it was shortly before he died and the troll was banned):