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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....1-08-03....It's A Baby, Not A Choice
Billie and daisyscarlett

Posted on 01/07/2003 11:16:12 PM PST by daisyscarlett

A Few of FR's Finest.....
......Every Day

FR is a Treasure Trove of talented, compassionate, patriotic, wonderful people who gather every day to discuss the latest news and issues; salute and support our military and our leaders;  tell a few jokes;  learn a new word;  write poetry;  pray for those in need;  and congratulate those who are deserving. Thank you, Jim Robinson, for giving us the vehicle in which we can express ourselves.

Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   I can remember lurking when there were only a few regulars who posted, and now there are over 60,000 who have registered for posting privileges. The forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world.

A Few of FR's Finest November 11, 2001

So many people have written me since my original Veteran's Day Tribute, asking how they, or a loved one, could be included in that tribute. Since I can no longer add the photos to the body of the thread, I've been including them in additional posts as I received enough to make another collage.

Still that doesn't seem to be enough. I think there's never been a better nor more appropriate time to keep the faces of our own Veterans and Active Military in front of FReepers--every day! That's why I wanted to do yet another Daily Thread .....ABOUT FReepers .....and FOR FReepers. But not only about our Military FReepers; for all FReepers! Wouldn't it be nice to get to know a few of the other FReepers as well? That's why, in addition to seeing FR's Finest Military Personnel every day, I thought it might be fun to feature a different FReeper (or FReepers) each day. If you would like to be pictured, or know someone who would, please FReepmail me and we'll turn the spotlight - on YOU - for the day!

And do let me know if you'd like your picture added to the groups of Veterans/Active Military below. I will keep this page updated, and continue to add them to the comment section of the original Veteran's Day thread as well.

TOP: Q6-God, Scan59, Mama Bear and JKPhoto's son, ofMagog.
MIDDLE:  Big'ol_freeper, JustAmy's great uncle, Prodigal Son.
BOTTOM:  JustAmy's husband, JustAmy's brother-in-law, JustAmy's brother.

TOP:  ValerieUSA's son Grant, SK1Thurman, kd5cts, RangerVetNam,
dansangel and .45man's son-in-law Tony
BOTTOM:  rangerX, Old China Hand, Trish, Howlin's dad, Mustang

TOP: ladtx #2 son; DiverDave's twin Don; petuniasevan and husband
poorman; Mustard; ladtx #1 son;
BOTTOM: AlamoGirl's brother Floyd; AG's dad; AG's brother Jim (inset);
WVNan's husband; ladtx Aunt Eva.

We now have eleven groups of veterans/active military; we will post each group of three or four twice a week, with thumbnail/links of the remaining seven or eight groups on each thread. Click on any of the thumbnails below to see the group full-size.


GROUP 1A: TOP: Logos, SwedeGirl's hubby, Neil E Wright, FallGuy, 1John, Sneakypete MIDDLE:  T'wit, COB1, LadyX, Dick Bachert, 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub BOTTOM:  YankeeinSC, Delta21, JoeSixPack1
GROUP 2A: TOP:  Bosniajmc, AFVetGal, Archy, A Navy Vet MIDDLE:  4TheFlag, Aeronaut, 68Grunt, Xinga BOTTOM:  Codger, AAABest, Clinton's A Liar, Duke809, dcwusmc
GROUP 3A: TOP:  mc5cents, Norb2569, LBGA's son, VanJenerette MIDDLE:  Jim Robinson, KJenerette, davidosborne, KG9Kid BOTTOM:  gwmoore, Equality7-2521, SAMWolf
GROUP 4A: TOP:  porgygirl, Phil V., MudPuppy, NorCoGOP MIDDLE:  RaceBannon, OneidaM, rdb3, jwTexian BOTTOM:  USMC Vet, TheMayor, Vineyard, rhododogma

GROUP 5A: TOP:  spectr17, RightOnline, SERE_Doc, Tet68. MIDDLE:  FutureSnakeEater, RightOnline's wife, CIApilot, Clamper1797. BOTTOM:  usmcobra, onedoug, DiverDave, Joe6-pack.
GROUP 6A: TOP:  g'nad, AgThorn's son Justin, SLB, AgThorn's son Brett. MIDDLE:  fish70, razorback-bert, CheneyChick, Leroy S Mort, Mark17. BOTTOM:  Terry's Take, Taxman, DinkyDau.
GROUP 7A: TOP:  ValerieUSA's son Grant, SK1Thurman, kd5cts, RangerVetNam, dansangel and .45man's son-in-law Tony.BOTTOM:  rangerX, Old China Hand, Trish, Howlin's dad, Mustang.
GROUP 8A: TOP: ohioWfan's son, MamaBear's father-in-law, MamaBear's dad, ladtx. MIDDLE:  The Mayor's niece, M.Kehoe, Beach_Babe's son-in-law. BOTTOM:  deadhead's dad, HiJinx, Severa's hubby, viligantcitizen's granddad.


"There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle."
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


Freeper since 3-26-00
East TN

MHGinTN, whose screen name is a composite of his initials, M H G, and 'in', and his state of TN, came to FR by way of Lucianne's Website. He was posting there and Lucianne and/or her monitor didn't want anti-abortion rhetoric flowing there, so he left to visit the site Ms Goldberg recommended as a conservative website for current news and events, Free Republic.

MHGinTN is an anti-abortion on demand activist. We were curious as to how, why and when he became pro-life and he explained it "in his own words".

"For some folks, becoming pro-life is a growing process, rather than an 'ah hah' phenomenon. A growing urgency to support nascent life it has been for me."

"As a pharmaceutical sales person, back in the eighties, I was assigned the job of selling contraceptive pills and IUD's. Even as trained sales reps, we were not given the whole truth, that the pills and IUD's act to terminate already begun pregnancies. When a physician friend and fellow Christian explained the full truth to me, I was no longer able in good conscience to sell those products and went to my district mananger with my problem. He was also a Christian, but had less problem with supporting these products ... this ambiguity glared at me from the start and was some of the impetus for my further efforts to reveal the truth regarding individual womb-bound human life. He took my case to the G.D.Searle upper management, who 'laid me off', putting me on unemployment comp for a time. Within weeks, I had found another position in college textbook sales ... a position that lasted a bit over two years before I was back in pharmaceuticals working for Schering/Plough as a cardiovascular sales specialist."

"Not supporting the earliest forms of abortifacient methods caused a fair amount of upheaval with my family, but it was a matter of conviction not based on anything definitive in science. It was the tension within the family that drove me onward, to dig deeper for the full facts regarding nascent life in the womb. I don't believe a truly pro-life person could ever turn to a pro-choice person because of the truth regarding individual human life in the womb ... "

After MHGinTN "dug deeper" and discovered the full facts regarding nascent life in the womb, he shared his knowledge by writing a pamphlet and delivering speeches on the subject.

"Not long after I was laid off from my Searle sales position, I wrote a summary booklet defining the different methods of contraception and abortion, explaining in the process what I had learned regarding early abortifacients. This booklet is now held, as I understand it, at the Criswell Bible Institute in Texas, not because it is so definitive but because my Christian physician friend wanted the facts on file for future reference from a semi-professional source for use by Christian students."

"My opportunities to speak before young people regarding abortion arose naturally since I was teaching Bible Study to teens at the Baptist Church I attended, at the time of my departure from Searle. Years later, the opportunity to speak to High School students became available, as long as no religious perspective was offered with the information on abortion."

MHGinTN wrote many letters to political leaders in a vain attempt to gain political support to reform the country's abortion policies.

"During the Clinton terms, I wrote letters to congressional people and the president, seeking reform in our nation's abortion policy. When Clinton vetoed the partial birth abortion ban, I gave up on any Democrat cooperation."

"Al Gore's turnabout is most damning of his political pragmatism and his dead heart, in my honest opinion."

MHGinTN has a link to letters that can be sent to editors of local newspapers regarding abortion. They are offered for anyone to copy in response to FReepers who have requested help wording letters to better their chances of getting printed.

"During the lead-up to the 2000 election cycle, I composed several letters that dealt with the various aspects of our nation's abortion policy. Originally, I was sending letters to the editors of newspapers in Tennessee and Southwestern Virginia. As these papers published the letters for their 'controversy' potential, folks at FreeRepublic began to pick these letters up and send them under their names to their local papers; a brave move on their part that I completely embrace ... it is our nation that is killing its posterity with abortion on demand and that's what we the people must change if we are to survive as a free and prosperous country, and beacon to the rest of the floundering world."

As has been noted in the past, often times original ideas, opinions and conclusions expressed on FR end up in the mainstream press and usually with no attribution to FR. Therefore, MHGinTN was not surprised to see a storyline on Law and Order-SVU remarkably similar to a story written by him that was posted on Free Republic. We will let him tell you about this "in his own words".

"I am currently trying to get a novel finished that deals with embryonic stem cell research, cloning, abortion, and harvesting of fetal tissues for medical cures. Jim Robinson allowed the short story version to be posted in RJayneJ's FR file and it remained there for several weeks until removed by me to work on the novel version. I suspect that someone writing for the TV series 'Law and Order, SVU' read the short story and used it as the basis for an episode that aired on November 15th of 2002. LINK TO L&O-SVU 11/15/02 Episode

"The writers did an exemplary job of presenting the gnarl of issues without openly coming down on one side or the other. Though no one at L&O asked for permission to use the story line so liberally, I wouldn't fault them for it ... I think it's way past time for the truth to begin getting out to the general populace. The story so skillfully presented in short form by L&O only serves to open the door to the thought processes necessary for confronting the heinous truth regarding abortion and the wrongheaded exploitation of individual human life for 'fun'(science is fun in most cases) and profit, huge profits!"

MHGinTN also writes fiction.

"My main efforts are directed to novels. I'm finishing EVIL INTERRUPTED, I have another novel, TREE OF LIFE, that I plan a sequel for, and I have a series of three novels in the 'freelance vigilante crimefighter' genre. So far, I've not used the time or energy to seek publication of my novels (I write because I enjoy it and feel compelled to do it, strangely enough), but it is time for EVIL INTERRUPTED to be shopped for publication ... the information and story line are, at last, potentially important for this nation, in my honest opinion.

"Maybe our nation is about to awaken to the chilling truth of an immense holocaust; perhaps we can avoid going down a decidedly inhumane road where individual human life is created solely for harvesting exploitation. I don't fancy my beautiful granddaughter living in a nation where modern cannibalism is the basis for health."


MHGinTN, we applaud you for your tireless efforts and sensible approach for the pro-life movement.

Enjoy Your Day, MHGinTN!

You are One of FR's Finest!


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1 posted on 01/07/2003 11:16:12 PM PST by daisyscarlett
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; Billie; The Thin Man; Grammy Bear; Diver Dave; JustAmy; g'nad; Swede Girl; ...

2 posted on 01/07/2003 11:18:34 PM PST by daisyscarlett
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3 posted on 01/07/2003 11:20:15 PM PST by daisyscarlett
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To: daisyscarlett
G'morning! =^)
4 posted on 01/07/2003 11:23:59 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: daisyscarlett; xm177e2; mercy; Wait4Truth; hole_n_one; GretchenEE; Clinton's a rapist; buffyt; ...

5 posted on 01/07/2003 11:25:47 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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6 posted on 01/07/2003 11:27:46 PM PST by 185JHP
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To: JohnHuang2
Good morning...Check out the new logo for your column, above....Pretty kewl, eh?
7 posted on 01/07/2003 11:31:19 PM PST by daisyscarlett (Happy New Year, YRH)
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To: daisyscarlett
Awesome work! Don't I look great in a bowtie? hehehe ;^)
8 posted on 01/07/2003 11:32:04 PM PST by JohnHuang2 (
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To: daisyscarlett; MHGinTN
Hi to FR's finest. Good day to everyone.

9 posted on 01/08/2003 1:03:02 AM PST by swheats
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To: daisyscarlett
Good morning Daisy.

10 posted on 01/08/2003 1:45:11 AM PST by Aeronaut
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To: daisyscarlett
11 posted on 01/08/2003 3:06:34 AM PST by E.G.C.
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Congratulations MHG!

Your efforts to end abortion on demand are what I consider "God's Work!"

I hope you keep it up, you are a true hero in my book!

12 posted on 01/08/2003 3:17:09 AM PST by Budge (The better late than never.)
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To: daisyscarlett; Billie; dansangel; Mama_Bear; SpookBrat; LadyX; Pippin; lodwick
Mornin', everybody ! Happy hump day !!

Have a cup while you FReep !

For those who prefer hot chocolate.....

13 posted on 01/08/2003 3:58:19 AM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: MHGinTN; daisyscarlett
MHginTN....Thankyou for all your efforts...It takes courage to go up against the "Pro Choice" rhetoric...and truly "walk the walk". I applaud you.

Daisy....a BEAUTIFUL presentation today...I must admit to be a little teary eyed...
14 posted on 01/08/2003 4:21:40 AM PST by dutchess
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To: daisyscarlett; All
Thank you for the ping daisyscarlett

Good morning everyone (-:
15 posted on 01/08/2003 5:13:26 AM PST by firewalk
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To: daisyscarlett
In memory of my fellow Vietnam helicopter pilots who were killed in that war the following were lost on JAN 8. God bless them all.

1968 WO1 Timothy H. Artman (USAR) -- 173 AHC, Age 23, Hialeah, Florida
1968 CPT John T. Chapman (USMC) -- HMH-463, Age 25, River Falls, Wisconsin
1968 CPT Denver D. Colburn Jr. (USMCR) -- HMM-362, Age 26, Brooksville, Florida
1968 MAJ Robert M. Cramer (USMC) -- HMM-362, Age 32, Stoutland, Missouri
1968 CPT Frederick L. Schram (USMCR) -- HMH-463, Age 29, Denver, Colorado
1969 1LT Alan C. Gilles (USAR) -- 170 AHC, Age 22, Pacoima, California
1969 WO1 Jon P. Roche (USAR) -- 170 AHC, Age 21, Canisteo, New York
1970 CW2 Steven M. Brown (USAR) -- 114 AHC, Age 21, New York, New York
1970 WO1 Gale W. Butcher Jr. (USAR) -- 114 AHC, Age 20, Hayward, California
1970 WO1 Ronald E. Pickart (USAR) -- D/2/1 CAV, Age 20, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin
1973 CW2 Richard A. Knutson (USAR) -- 62 CAC, Age 29, Hallock, Minnesota
1973 CW2 Mickey A. Wilson (USAR) -- 62 CAC, Age 30, Mountain View, California

The remains of CW2 Knutson and CW2 Wilson were not recovered until 1994 and not identified until 1995.

Unit patch of CW2 Knutson and CW2 Wilson's 62nd Corps Aviation Company "Coachmen"



16 posted on 01/08/2003 5:16:57 AM PST by ladtx
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Good Morning daisy and MHG!

Beautiful presentation, {{{{{{{{{daisy}}}}}}}}}}. I love how you infiltrated the entire thread with "life" and "babies." Great job!

{{{{{{{{{{{{MHG}}}}}}}}}}}}} - may God bless you abundantly in your tireless efforts to respect life. I applaud you in your stand against a "pharmaceutical giant." The success you have enjoyed since then proves the route you chose was the correct one! Sometimes choices are difficult, but taking the "easy way out" (like shutting up and staying with Searle) can, many times, damn us. Thank-you for standing brave!

My own small contribution - a sticker I sport on the back window of my car (along with the American flag and the NRA emblem): "If it's not a baby, then you're NOT PREGNANT!"

{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}} to both of you!

17 posted on 01/08/2003 5:22:35 AM PST by dansangel
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To: MeeknMing
Good Morning, Meekie!

It's c-o-o-o-l-d here in the Peach State. I could really use a cup of hot chocolate, please!

{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}} to you and Ming!
18 posted on 01/08/2003 5:25:20 AM PST by dansangel
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To: daisyscarlett
Congratulations, MHG. Great profile daisy. I have come to realize that "a woman's right to chose" is a siren call that instantly appeals to many women, especially the young. It is very compelling -- on the surface. And once they have bought in it's almost impossible for them to analyse their position. I think every debate about abortion should start with a simple declaration by everyone involved as to when they believe life starts or at what point do they believe an embryo should be considered a child. I say this bec I believe that most women who have bought into the "right to chose" have NEVER honestly asked themselves this question, and perhaps more important, try not to for fear of their own answer. If you could just get them to seperate their thinking from the sirens for just a few minutes . . .

19 posted on 01/08/2003 5:27:25 AM PST by Lee'sGhost
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About that beautiful Pledge of Allegiance you've made....

When our kids were going to Catholic school, the school had 'adopted' one MORE line to the pledge. Even to this day they(my kids) STILL recite it that way.Here's that 'added' last line...................'born and unborn'.

Thanks for the ping, and God bless ya for all your heart's work!

20 posted on 01/08/2003 5:31:35 AM PST by mommadooo3
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