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  • Federal agents would face arrest under Alaska gun bill

    01/19/2013 7:13:15 AM PST · by ArrogantBustard · 10 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 2013-01-16 | RICHARD MAUER
    House Speaker Mike Chenault says federal law enforcement officers should be arrested in Alaska if they attempt to enforce any future federal law banning personal possession of assault rifles or large ammunition clips or if they attempt to register any Alaska firearm. On Wednesday, just as President Obama was announcing new firearm-control initiatives in the aftermath of the child murders at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., Chenault offered his countermeasure in House Bill 69. His bill would extend the reach of a law passed in 2010 by asserting that any firearm, firearm accessory or ammunition possessed by anyone in...
  • Compendium of State Pro-Gun Activity

    01/18/2013 3:07:55 PM PST · by ArrogantBustard · 23 replies
    2013-01-18
    This is intended as an ongoing collection of links to State or Local acts of resistance to Federal Gun Bans. It is intended to include statements from Police Chiefs, Sheriffs, Attorneys General, Governors, etc. as well as proposed legislation.http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2979603/postsSheriff's Corner: Gun Control (Kimball County, Nebraska)Oklahoma Threatens Five Years Imprisonment for Federal Gun GrabbersChris Christie Slams ‘Reprehensible’ NRA For ‘Dragging People’s Children’ Into Gun Cont. Debate(Vid) (NOTE: Anti-gun garbage from Chris Christie.)Oklahoma anti-gun control law to jail federal gun controllers for 5 yearsVA liberal Dem delegate Joe Morrisey waves an AK 47 on the VA House floor (Antigun democRat jackass in...
  • WEST Virginia --- Post Election Observations here

    11/06/2012 10:33:10 AM PST · by ArrogantBustard · 34 replies
    2012-11-06 | Me
    1) Wife voted early (last week). Very long line. 2) I voted this morning, ~0900. Waited in > 1 hour line. This is unusually long for rural WV. Election emphasis is on local/state elections. Very few presidential stickers/signs out.
  • The Four Golden Rules of Firearms Safety

    03/02/2011 9:21:03 AM PST · by ArrogantBustard · 160 replies
    AC ^ | Feb 11, 2010 | Dan S. Defense
    Guns are dangerous tools. They can save lives and they can destroy them. When you take on the responsibility to handle a firearm, you must take it seriously and you must educate yourself, on all that it takes to be a safe and responsible gun owner. You may be surprised to learn that there are only four basic golden rules to gun safety. If you follow these rules—at all times—you will be safe and so will the people around you. Please realize that any gun owner who's foolish enough to disobey these golden rules, by negligence or stupidity, makes us...
  • Press Release on Coakley Hostility to Conscience Rights

    03/15/2010 7:57:23 AM PDT · by ArrogantBustard · 148+ views
    Catholic Medical Association ^ | January 18, 2010 | Catholic Medical Association
    Philadelphia, PA – January 18, 2010 – In a statement released Monday, the Catholic Medical Association (CMA) condemned statements regarding respect for conscience rights made by Democratic Senate candidate Martha Coakley in an interview conducted on January 14. “In the course of the interview, Martha Coakley demonstrated hostility to conscience rights in general, and to the beliefs of faithful Catholics in particular,” stated John F. Brehany, Ph.D., S.T.L., executive director of the CMA. When asked if she would support federal legislation that protected the conscience rights of health care providers, Coakley replied, “I don’t believe that would be included in...
  • CMA Issues Open Letter to President Obama and Congress

    03/15/2010 7:55:32 AM PDT · by ArrogantBustard · 6 replies · 280+ views
    Catholic Medical Association ^ | February 23, 2010 | Leonard P. Rybak, M.D., Ph.D.
    The Catholic Medical Association (CMA), the largest association of Catholic physicians in the United States, has been carefully monitoring the health-care reform debate. Now, given the clear lack of support from the American people, and given the substantial flaws that exist in House and Senate bills, we believe the most responsible course of action is to pause, reflect, and then begin the legislative process anew, working in a more deliberate and bipartisan manner. It is more important that health-care reform be done right than to finish the legislative process by a date certain. Current health-care legislation is now opposed by...
  • Catholic Medical Association Talking Points on Health Care Reform

    03/15/2010 7:47:45 AM PDT · by ArrogantBustard · 8 replies · 156+ views
    Catholic Medical Association ^ | N/A | Catholic Medical Association
    Key Talking Points * While health-care financing and delivery systems in the United States suffer from significant flaws impacting cost and access which have accumulated over the years, the entire system is not broken. Reform legislation should focus on addressing specific issues; not on replacing or overhauling the entire health-care system at one time. * While attention is rightly paid to the socio-economic aspects of the crisis in health care and delivery, it is essential to acknowledge and respect the fundamental ethical principles at stake. Above all, it is necessary at this time to ensure that any national health-care reform...
  • CMA Supports Senator Ben Nelson’s Opposition to Abortion Funding in Senate Health Care Legislation

    03/15/2010 7:35:40 AM PDT · by ArrogantBustard · 7 replies · 211+ views
    Catholic Medical Association ^ | December 18, 2009 | N/A
    Philadelphia, PA – December 18, 2009 – The Catholic Medical Association (CMA), together with the Omaha Guild of the CMA, issued a statement of support for Senator Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) for his integrity in opposing federal funding of abortion in the Senate version of health-care legislation and called upon Catholic organizations to remain united in opposing federal funding of abortion. CMA President Louis C. Breschi, M.D. issued this statement: "The CMA is grateful to Senator Ben Nelson for insisting that ironclad provisions prohibiting federal funding of abortion be inserted in the Senate bill before it is allowed to move forward....
  • Caption the Illiterate Protester

    01/14/2009 11:01:16 AM PST · by ArrogantBustard · 57 replies · 2,466+ views
    Zombietime ^ | 11JAN09 | Zombietime
  • You Can Trust The Communists

    10/09/2008 9:08:21 AM PDT · by ArrogantBustard · 11 replies · 717+ views
    The Internet ^ | Dr. Fred C. Schwarz
    The thesis of this book is very simple. It is that Communists are Communists. I intend to show that they are exactly what they say they are; they believe what they say they believe; their objective is the objective they have repeatedly proclaimed to all the world; their organization is the organization they have described in minute detail; and their moral code is the one they have announced without shame. Once we accept the fact that Communists are Communists, and understand the laws of their thought and conduct, all the mystery disappears, and we are confronted with a movement which...
  • Pwn3d

    10/23/2007 1:31:44 PM PDT · by ArrogantBustard · 84 replies · 146+ views
    my brain | today | Me
    Bloody Hell!!! Folks, if you're going to say that somebody got "owned" and misspell it in "hackerese" DO IT RIGHT!!! "P" is a substitute for "O". "3" is a substitute for "e". Both substitutions are the result of misplacing one's hands on the keyboard. It's pwn3d. Thank you. That is all.
  • Insecurity Forces Caritas Relocation in Sudan

    10/16/2007 7:22:45 AM PDT · by ArrogantBustard · 69+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | 120OCT2007
    DARFUR, Sudan, OCT. 12, 2007 ( Zenit.org).- Caritas Internationalis and Action by Churches Together aid agencies are relocating staff as insecurity in the region heightens. The organizations announced today that they are moving a number of the Darfur Emergency Response Operation program staff in Sudan's South Darfur. The joint faith-based operation, operating sine 2004, has channeled the resources of over 60 Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox organizations into one of the largest humanitarian programs in South and West Darfur. John Distefano, the director of the ACT-Caritas operation said, "This is a precautionary measure in line with standard procedures and we hope...
  • New High School to Honor Late Pope’s Love of Youths, Respect for Life

    10/16/2007 7:17:32 AM PDT · by ArrogantBustard · 132+ views
    Arlington Catholic Herald ^ | 11OCT2007 | GRETCHEN R. CROWE
    The legacy of Pope John Paul II and his love of young people will live on in the form of the newest Catholic high school currently under construction in the Arlington Diocese. Pope John Paul the Great Catholic High School will open its doors next fall — and its namesake is an “incredible witness (who) had great respect for youth,” said Dominican Sister Mary Jordan Hoover, principal. “He led the world, and especially the youth, to Christ,” she said. “He had a way of speaking in a personal way. There’s something very magnanimous about him. His witness was just incredible.”...
  • Ethical blind spots

    08/15/2007 11:45:58 AM PDT · by ArrogantBustard · 7 replies · 492+ views
    The Boston Pilog ^ | Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk
    When I traveled to Auschwitz a few years ago, one question played over and over in my mind: Did they know? Did the German people know what was happening in this camp near their own border, in their own occupied territories? With the trains coming and going year after year, with the long lines of prisoners and the billowing smokestacks, did they just turn a blind eye to the atrocities? Had they become desensitized to the point that they could no longer see the carefully choreographed death operations nearby? Some concentration camps, like the one in Dachau, were set in...
  • UCAN: Convent girls raped, church property destroyed as new PM takes office

    08/15/2007 11:41:07 AM PDT · by ArrogantBustard · 13 replies · 551+ views
    DILI, East Timor (UCAN) – The Baucau diocese has expressed dismay over the rape of convent girls there and the burning of Church property following the announcement of the appointment of the country's new prime minister. Father Francisco Pinheiro da Silva, vicar general of Baucau diocese, says that around 2 a.m. on Aug. 10, unidentified men raped about nine girls, one of them only 8 years old and the others 15-17, at the Salesian-run convent school in Baguia subdistrict, 40 kilometers (about 25 miles) south of Baucau. "Indications show that the brutality and immoral actions were done by Fretilin supporters,"...
  • Amnesty International will defy Vatican pressure on abortion

    08/14/2007 2:14:10 PM PDT · by ArrogantBustard · 14 replies · 460+ views
    Catholic World News ^ | Aug. 13, 2007 | cwnews
    London, Aug. 13, 2007 (CWNews.com) - Amnesty International plans to support abortion services for rape victims in Darfur, in spite of strong protests from the Vatican, the British Independent newspaper reports. In June Cardinal Renato Martino (bio - news), the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, scolded Amnesty International for a "pro-abortion about-turn," and encouraged Catholic donors to reconsider their support for the group. Episcopal conferences in several countries, including the US, soon joined in a campaign to reverse Amnesty's policy change. Representatives of Amnesty International, however, held firmly to their position that legal abortion is an...
  • 4 Priests Arrested in China

    08/14/2007 2:07:44 PM PDT · by ArrogantBustard · 1 replies · 248+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | 2007-07-29 | Zenit
    XIWANZI, China, JULY 29, 2007 (Zenit.org).- Four priests have been arrested and detained for refusing to join the Patriotic Association, the government body that oversees religious practice in the country. Three of the priests were arrested July 24, at the home of Catholic faithful in the Ximeng region of Inner Mongolia, the Cardinal Kung Foundation reported. Father Liang Aijun, 35, Father Wang Zhong, 41, and Father Gao Jinbao, 34, were hiding in order to avoid arrest, but were finally caught by eight plainclothes men. During the initial phase of the arrest, the priests were locked up in a cage, prohibited...
  • One child policy: the slogans change but the fines increase

    08/10/2007 12:02:26 PM PDT · by ArrogantBustard · 2 replies · 181+ views
    Asia News ^ | 06AUG2007
    Beijing (AsiaNews/Agencies) – China has toned down its one child policy slogans, linking them to public welfare to make them seem less violent. In the meantime numerous provinces fine families 8 times the average annual wage for having more than one child. For years billboards and posters have read slogans such as: “One more baby means one more tomb”, “Raise fewer babies but more piggies", or “Houses toppled, cows confiscated, if abortion demand rejected”. Now the National Population and Family Planning Commission (Cpnpf) has decided to tone down violent publicity and adopt better suited ones “win more understanding to the...
  • Pope says young people attracted to Jesus, Gospel

    08/10/2007 11:55:14 AM PDT · by ArrogantBustard · 5 replies · 313+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | 09AUG2007 | Catholic News Service
    CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (CNS) -- Contrary to what many may think, young people are strongly attracted to Jesus Christ and the Gospel, Pope Benedict XVI told thousands of Spanish youths. The pope urged some 5,000 pilgrims from Youth Mission of Madrid to continue to help their peers discover they are all loved by God and that his is "the only love that never fails and never ends." The pope spoke to the young people packed inside the courtyard of his papal summer residence, south of Rome, Aug. 9. He also greeted thousands of young people who could not fit inside...
  • False idols of autonomy, utility work against life, cardinal says

    08/10/2007 11:53:05 AM PDT · by ArrogantBustard · 8 replies · 337+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | 07AUG2007 | Catholic News Service
    ARLINGTON, Va. (CNS) -- Like the Israelites who idolized the golden calf, the pro-life movement is challenged today by "the idolatrous gospel of total autonomy, sheer utility and false mercy," Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia told a gathering in Arlington Aug. 2. The cardinal, who chairs the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, spoke on the opening day of the Aug. 2-4 annual conference of directors of diocesan pro-life offices and state Catholic conferences, sponsored by the bishops' pro-life secretariat. "Those who have blind faith in embryonic stem-cell research and its so-called 'biblical power to cure' -- as House Majority...