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  • Obama proposes broader long-term strategy to confront fast-approaching militants in Iraq

    08/09/2014 7:38:36 AM PDT · 45 of 98
    motoman to SoFloFreeper

    What the hell is that white speck on his nose?

  • Hobby Lobby's Unintended Consequences

    07/02/2014 11:17:15 PM PDT · 21 of 43
    motoman to 2ndDivisionVet

    Ezekiel Emanual just proved himself to be a stupid and duplicitous evil minded effing dunce.

    Hello moron - for decades before this disaster known as Obamacare infected our country, employer health plan benefits were always selected at the discretion of the employer. Birth control was never a standard area of coverage until Obamacare attempted to unconstitutionally force it on both employer and employee.

    The USSC recent decision is simply the first step toward restoring our constitional rights for employers, employees, and those whose religious beliefs were under threat by this lawless President and his party.

  • The Hobby Lobby decision isn’t narrow

    06/30/2014 11:01:51 PM PDT · 32 of 53
    motoman to gleeaikin

    What’s not good about it is that forcing the owners of Hobby Lobby to pay for and subsidize a drug that causes the spontaneous abortion of a fertilized egg would be violating their their right to practice their religious beliefs.

    You apparently do not have a problem with contraception or abortifacients. If you did, I’m sure that you would not care what other people choose to do with unplanned pregnancies, but you would not want to be forced to pay to terminate conceived life either.

  • High school students dumbfounded by the number of errors in their yearbook

    05/18/2014 10:29:15 AM PDT · 54 of 55
    motoman to EricT.

    And where did you attend school? Wait, let me guess...”Makeupyour ownmoralsanythinggoes High School” where the school motto is “Whatever You Feel is Right for You”.

  • Pope Francis demands 'legitimate redistribution' of wealth

    05/09/2014 10:17:18 AM PDT · 175 of 307
    motoman to SeekAndFind

    You’d think from some of the replies here on this post that the Pope said something to the effect of “....more flat screens and EBT cards for overweight, lazy, minorities”

    At least he included the term “legitimate” in his comments. Actual excerpt follows and judge for yourself. I honestly can’t say which way his leaning on this - hopefully, he is referring to something along the lines of smart, government provided incentives that truly benefit all in society and not some giveaway for politicians to buy votes:

    “Today, in concrete terms, an awareness of the dignity of each of our brothers and sisters whose life is sacred and inviolable from conception to natural death must lead us to share with complete freedom the goods which God’s providence has placed in our hands, material goods but also intellectual and spiritual ones, and to give back generously and lavishly whatever we may have earlier unjustly refused to others.

    The account of Jesus and Zacchaeus teaches us that above and beyond economic and social systems and theories, there will always be a need to promote generous, effective and practical openness to the needs of others. Jesus does not ask Zacchaeus to change jobs nor does he condemn his financial activity; he simply inspires him to put everything, freely yet immediately and indisputably, at the service of others. Consequently, I do not hesitate to state, as did my predecessors (cf. JOHN PAUL II, Sollicitudo Rei Socialis, 42-43; Centesimus Annus, 43; BENEDICT XVI, Caritas in Veritate, 6; 24-40), that equitable economic and social progress can only be attained by joining scientific and technical abilities with an unfailing commitment to solidarity accompanied by a generous and disinterested spirit of gratuitousness at every level. A contribution to this equitable development will also be made both by international activity aimed at the integral human development of all the world’s peoples and by the legitimate redistribution of economic benefits by the State, as well as indispensable cooperation between the private sector and civil society.

    Consequently, while encouraging you in your continuing efforts to coordinate the activity of the international agencies, which represents a service to all humanity, I urge you to work together in promoting a true, worldwide ethical mobilization which, beyond all differences of religious or political convictions, will spread and put into practice a shared ideal of fraternity and solidarity, especially with regard to the poorest and those most excluded.

  • The Papacy in Scripture – More Than Matthew 16

    05/08/2014 1:10:24 PM PDT · 383 of 480
    motoman to Elsie

    Ok

  • The Papacy in Scripture – More Than Matthew 16

    05/08/2014 5:55:23 AM PDT · 380 of 480
    motoman to Elsie

    Go back and read your posts on this blog. I don’t see your comments as a reflection in living out the words of John 14-26.... unless you are interpreting scripture on the fly to make it fit your own rules. John 14-16 applies to someone today that responds to a calling from God to give his/her life to His Church, open one’s mind and preach the truth of the Gospel to his fellow man.

    Sorry, just not seeing an “opened” mind and the Paraclete in your comments. Conclusion: you’ve made yourself your own master including scripture reading.

  • The Papacy in Scripture – More Than Matthew 16

    05/07/2014 8:46:46 PM PDT · 373 of 480
    motoman to Elsie

    So you have proclaimed yourself as the authority on all matters involving interpretation of scripture? Along with the countless others who also make the same claim, but are not in agreement with you on scriptural interpretations? Sorry, but this makes you the supreme authority...........over you, and only you with your own rules and beliefs and your own definition of morality. Truth is one, not many in contradiction. You don’t have a monopoly on the one, assured truth. Jesus entrusted that to his Church.

    If you want to do exactly what he asked His apostles to do, then do what the apostles did - submit yourself to the authority of His Church where if you seek, you will find.

  • The Papacy in Scripture – More Than Matthew 16

    05/07/2014 4:25:32 PM PDT · 343 of 480
    motoman to Elsie

    In John 14:26, Jesus was speaking to his disciples, whom he sent into the world to preach the Gospel. He was not speaking to all mankind who would hear the Gospel FROM those who were SENT.

    Jesus promised that his Apostles would receive the Holy Spirit to guide them in matters TEACHING.

    “Then He opened their minds that they might understand the Scriptures. And He said to them, “Thus it is written; and thus the Christ should suffer, and should rise again from the dead on the third day; and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.”” Luke 24:45-46

    “And GOD indeed has placed some in the Church, first Apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly teachers...” 1Cor 12:28

    “How then are they to call upon Him in whom they have not believed? But how are they to believe Him whom they have not heard? And how are they to hear, if no one preaches? And how are men to preach UNLESS THEY BE SENT?” Rom 10:14-15

    The CHURCH was promised the Holy Spirit for Matters of TEACHING. The Holy Spirit in us should guide us to the teaching authority of the Church in matters of interpreting scripture.

  • The Papacy in Scripture – More Than Matthew 16

    05/07/2014 1:04:57 PM PDT · 340 of 480
    motoman to Elsie

    Yes - probably so with any of the truly militant ones. But that’s ok - often, the journey starts at the head and ends with the heart.

  • The Papacy in Scripture – More Than Matthew 16

    05/07/2014 8:41:30 AM PDT · 339 of 480
    motoman to Elsie

    Yes, it certainly was THEN, and in context of a very different world that existed centuries ago. You can’t apply your modern day PRETEXTS to these teachings while ignoring the historical contexts from which they arose from. Do you read all scripture with a literal modern day interpretation without the help of a divine teacher? If so you are leading yourself in error and ignoring the very gospel that tells us to defer to those “sent to teach” for proper guidance.

  • The Papacy in Scripture – More Than Matthew 16

    05/06/2014 10:57:00 PM PDT · 319 of 480
    motoman to xone

    Bull Cantate Domino, 1441 is authentic. It should interpreted in its historical context and not the modern day Catholic-Protostant debate. If the preoccupation of your faith life is centered on protesting the history and teachings of the Catholic Church, then you have separated yourself from God and bound yourself to the vice of pride. This leaves little room for imitating Christ’s divine love and Mercy. Simply belonging to another faith does not sever oneself from salvation. The same holds true for Catholics who obsess with unfairly labelling and deriding Protestants.

  • The Papacy in Scripture – More Than Matthew 16

    05/06/2014 8:17:12 PM PDT · 309 of 480
    motoman to daniel1212

    I would differ. Protestant Christians are no more rebellious toward God than Catholics. Rebellion and defiance toward God is a willful act rooted in pride, hate, and willful ignorance. Shallow minded, hateful, and spiteful attacks on the Catholic faith while refusing to investigate the truth and facts of the Catholic teaching (e.g. Catechism of the Catholic Church) is a form of sinful rebellion.

    Nowhere in the Catechism is it stated that salvation is exclusive to card carrying Catholics.

    Concersly, depraved hate filled non Catholics who make heretical statements involving the 2000 year old teaching of the Eucharist, for instance (as displayed by some on this blog) in an attempt to invoke anger, are flirting with spiritual death.

  • The Papacy in Scripture – More Than Matthew 16

    05/05/2014 4:35:30 PM PDT · 272 of 480
    motoman to editor-surveyor

    You are seriously sounding very similar in your commentary to cases of demonic possession - the Vatican has highly skilled and knowledgeable exorcists who can help you.

  • The Papacy in Scripture – More Than Matthew 16

    05/04/2014 5:41:26 PM PDT · 246 of 480
    motoman to editor-surveyor

    Wow - quite the talented theologen. Mouth like that will surely drag a few willfull ignorants straight to hell. Hope you’re proud of yourself.

  • The Papacy in Scripture – More Than Matthew 16

    05/04/2014 1:27:02 PM PDT · 241 of 480
    motoman to Elsie

    Elsie,

    Your hate for the Catholic Church has blinded your reason for scripture, and more sadly, is separating you from God.

    Can you not make an honest attempt to open the Catechism? http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_INDEX.HTM

    Mary is dead ?? Really? She’s more alive in heaven with the rest of the Saints than you are on earth. The Saints in Heaven are not dead and they do intercede for man:

    MT 22:23 That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question. 24 “Teacher,” they said, “Moses told us that if a man dies without having children, his brother must marry the widow and have children for him. 25 Now there were seven brothers among us. The first one married and died, and since he had no children, he left his wife to his brother. 26 The same thing happened to the second and third brother, right on down to the seventh. 27 Finally, the woman died. 28 Now then, at the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her?” MT 22:29 Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. 30 At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven. 31 But about the resurrection of the dead—have you not read what God said to you, 32 `I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’ ? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.” (St. Luke’s Gospel 20:38 adds “for to him all are alive” or “for all live unto him”)

    You still insist that God prohibits his Saints from interceding for him?

    JOB 33:21 His flesh wastes away to nothing, and his bones, once hidden, now stick out. JOB 33:22 His soul draws near to the pit, and his life to the messengers of death. JOB 33:23 “Yet if there is an angel on his side as a mediator, one out of a thousand, to tell a man what is right for him, JOB 33:24 to be gracious to him and say, Spare him from going down to the pit; I have found a ransom for him’— JOB 33:25 then his flesh is renewed like a child’s; it is restored as in the days of his youth . JOB 33:26 He prays to God and finds favor with him, he sees God’s face and shouts for joy, he is restored by God to his righteous state.

    JER 15:1 Then the LORD said to me: “Even if Moses and Samuel were to stand before me, my heart would not go out to this people. Send them away from my presence! Let them go!

    2 Maccabees 15:11 When he had armed each of them, not so much with the safety of shield and spear as with the encouragement of noble words, he cheered them all by relating a dream, a kind of vision, worthy of belief. 12 What he saw was this: Onias, the former high priest, a good and virtuous man, modest in appearance, gentle in manners, distinguished in speech, and trained from childhood in every virtuous practice, was praying with outstretched arms for the whole Jewish community. 13 Then in the same way another man appeared, distinguished by his white hair and dignity, and with an air about him of extraordinary, majestic authority. 14 Onias then said of him, “This is God’s prophet Jeremiah, who loves his brethren and fervently prays for his people and their holy city.” 15 Stretching out his right hand, Jeremiah presented a gold sword to Judas. As he gave it to him he said, 16 “Accept this holy sword as a gift from God; with it you shall crush your adversaries.”

    HEB 1:14 “Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?”

    MT 17:1 After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2 There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. 3 Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus. MT 17:4 Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” MT 17:5 While he was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”

    From the early Church Fathers...

    “But not the high priest [Christ] alone prays for those who pray sincerely, but also the angels...as also the souls of the saints who have already fallen asleep.” ORIGEN On Prayer 11 AD 233

    “Aschandius, my father, dearly beloved of my heart, with my sweet mother and my brethren, remember your Pectorius in the peace of the Fish [Christ].” PECTORIUS Epitaph AD 250

    “Let us remember one another in concord and unanimity. Let us on both sides always pray for one another. Let us relieve burdens and afflictions by mutual love, that if one of us, by the swiftness of divine condescension, shall go hence the first, our love may continue in the presence of the Lord, and our prayers for our brethren and sisters not cease in the presence of the Father’s mercy.” ST. CYPRIAN Letters 56(60):5 AD 252

    “Mother of God, listen to my petitions; do not disregard us in adversity, but rescue us from danger.” Rylands Papyrus 3 AD 350

    “You say in your book that while we live we are able to pray for each other, but afterwards when we have died, the prayer of no person for another can be heard...But if the apostles and martyrs while still in the body can pray for others, at a time when they ought still be solicitous about themselves, how much more will they do so after their crowns, victories, and triumphs?” ST. JEROME Against Vigilantius 6 AD 406

  • The Papacy in Scripture – More Than Matthew 16

    05/03/2014 7:01:35 PM PDT · 234 of 480
    motoman to Elsie

    Elsie,

    Balaam’s donkey was a humble beast. You words on this blog are not deserving of comparing you to the Ass in the O.T.

    Your comments about Mary are vile. Try doing your own reading of the Catechism. Unlike the Ass, I assume you can read.

  • The Papacy in Scripture – More Than Matthew 16

    05/03/2014 7:13:59 AM PDT · 204 of 480
    motoman to Elsie

    As to your comment in “bad theology”, you possess absolutely no teaching authority, none, to Challenge the Catholic Church’s Catechism. You should try actually reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church to answer any of your objections. And please don’t tell me all you need is your Bible. If that were the case, thousands of different Protestant Churches would not be in conflict with each other. Jesus left a single Church with a single teaching authority and a single truth. We all need a a teaching authority to help guide us in interpreting scripture.

  • The Papacy in Scripture – More Than Matthew 16

    05/03/2014 6:54:06 AM PDT · 199 of 480
    motoman to Elsie

    No Elsie - you just can’t pretend that if protestants could somehow go back in time and replace the Popes with protestant leaders that there would be this miraculous utopia of a church with sinless, perfect humans and no scandals. Protestants have no more moral authority in pretending they could better run the Catholic Church, than the Pope can by somehow claiming he is not a sinner. Jesus picked sinful men like Peter, the 1st of 264 subsequent Popes, sinners, to lead his Church. Modern day Protestetants who spend more energy “Protesting” to justify why they are not Catholic than they spend on their relationship with Jesus, are not going to do any better in holding the office of Christ’s Church on earth.

  • The Papacy in Scripture – More Than Matthew 16

    05/01/2014 4:21:21 PM PDT · 97 of 480
    motoman to metmom; Alex Murphy; bkaycee; blue-duncan; boatbums; caww; count-your-change; CynicalBear

    “....Did you all happen to notice that Jesus did not put Judas in charge of His church?”

    Of course not, he placed Peter in this position - a sinful, meek, fisherman who denied Jesus 3 times.

    Notice that Jesus’s promise that the Gates of Hell would not bring down his Church hold true. All Popes, whether good but sinful, or the less than 4% bad ones, are not going to bring down the Catholic Church

    If you want to hold the Catholic Church’s leader’s to higher standards then Jesus knew no man could attain, then please apply this same expectations to all other denominations. Let’s start with Protestant TV evangelists - they seem to have a half life of about 5.5 years. Or the never ending splintering Baptists, Methodists, or community churches within 5 miles of my house that keep changing names and going under because of Pastor infidelities and youth miniistry child predators.

  • The Papacy in Scripture – More Than Matthew 16

    05/01/2014 5:14:44 AM PDT · 11 of 480
    motoman to NY.SS-Bar9

    Papal Infallibility is a term that applies to the teachings of the Church.

    It has nothing to do with the nature of the men leading the Church.

    As for bad Popes and sinful clergy, Jesus himself prepared us for this when
    in he brought Judas into his inner circle.

    Every Pope is and will continue to be a sinner. None of the Popes, even the “bad” Popes, (less than 4% of the 265) ever changed the original teachings of the Church. The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains the teachings of the Church. You will not find the abuses of power of the few bad popes reaffirmed in any manner in the Catechism.

  • The Obamacare Games [Where the odds are NEVER in your favor.]

    04/15/2014 5:00:20 AM PDT · 3 of 7
    motoman to Diogenesis

    And your point is......

  • Supreme Court expands time for oral arguments in Hobby Lobby case

    03/23/2014 4:43:38 PM PDT · 3 of 16
    motoman to Sacajaweau

    Here’s an analogy that supports your statement:

    “The federal government should mandate that all auto insurance policies provide coverage to compensate car owners for engine damage repair costs which result from car owner failure to follow scheduled oil change interval.”

    In other words, not an accident, but a choice that results in a normal expected consequence which has no relationship to the basic purposes of auto insurance. No auto insurance carrier would stand for this stupidity any more than an employer would reject providing contraception on moral grounds.

    Contraception is not a remedy for a “health problem”. It is intended to disrupt a perfectly normal “health function”. However, in the insane world of Barack Obama, fertility is considered a dangerous medical condition.

  • Malaysia Airlines MH370: Tony Abbott says possible debris found in Indian Ocean [live thread]

    03/20/2014 7:10:25 AM PDT · 345 of 522
    motoman to Mears

    If they are in hiding, it’s possibly partly due to their lives being in danger from angry family members of the passengers.

  • This Is The Most Plausible Theory For The Plane's Disappearance We've Heard Yet...

    03/18/2014 5:41:54 AM PDT · 26 of 158
    motoman to blam

    Conflicts with latest report that one of the transponders was turned off before the pilot’s last sign-off to ground control.

  • Was Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 Stolen? A Brief Criminological Inquiry

    03/13/2014 12:39:52 PM PDT · 35 of 87
    motoman to Black Agnes

    Disregard my earlier comment. Was thinking that there was an assumption that the radar transponders and engine data transmitters were being considered as the same.

  • Was Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 Stolen? A Brief Criminological Inquiry

    03/13/2014 12:34:29 PM PDT · 25 of 87
    motoman to Black Agnes

    You’re confusing the transponders used for radar tracking with data transmission sent from the engines to satellites for Rolls Royce. The latter are not tracked by air traffic control.

    If the plane did not disintegrate, but was hijacked, they may have turned of the radar transponders but would not have knowledge of disabling the engine data telemetry.

  • Four possibly flew with false ID aboard missing Malaysia Airlines plane

    03/09/2014 7:40:20 AM PDT · 79 of 159
    motoman to MarMema

    Seriously doubt it. I am very familiar withe this firm and their KLM site. “Top Management” is not necessarily who was on the plane. They employ thousands in Malaysia. This is a very globalized company with a large travel budget. I’ve flown in very comparable sized groups like this and also observe the same with other firms when traveling. They have many partners in their customer and supply chain that demand constant travel.

    These people along with the rest of the innocent passengers and crew were simply on the wrong plane that day.

  • 20 employees of Freescale Semiconductor of Texas were aboard missing Malaysia Airlines plane

    03/09/2014 3:38:10 AM PDT · 55 of 120
    motoman to jsanders2001

    Their operation in Malaysia is a final packaging/ssembly/test/ facility. The majority of their wafer fab (front end) operations are stateside. They are one of the top microcontroller suppliers to the automotive electronics business.

  • Government Takeover: White House Forces Obamacare Insurers To Cover Unpaid Patients At A Loss

    12/14/2013 7:15:08 AM PST · 20 of 88
    motoman to bigcat32

    At the Forbes article link, Megan Kelly seems to be missing the larger criminal issue of the Obama administration’s attempt to intimidate insurance companies into providing free coverage for enrollees to cover for the govt complete failures in the website rollout.

    As popular as Megan may be, there seems to be an ongoing pattern with her in missing the key points of a given story. Amazing how she completely glosses over the Obama administration’s lawlessness and attacks the insurance companies.

  • Police state: County censors government employee who dares criticize Obamacare

    12/08/2013 6:37:25 AM PST · 14 of 26
    motoman to Libloather

    No surprise if this is the same Norina Mooney from the local Silicon Valley Tea Party Patriots group.

    http://teapartypatriotsofsiliconvalley.ning.com/m/profile?screenName=2xv32tm0nba9n

  • Reid calls special ObamaCare meeting

    11/13/2013 2:03:12 PM PST · 57 of 160
    motoman to EQAndyBuzz

    And “Bang!”, Obama takes credit for the fix along with the Dems, the dems get their cover for 2014, and the GOP gets demonized and blamed for the national crisis.

    Timing is everything on this issue. The dems and Obama need to own this for months to come.

  • Dems give Obama ultimatum: Fix health plan cancellations by Friday

    11/13/2013 12:12:54 PM PST · 34 of 105
    motoman to LS

    I’m afraid that a Republican backed bail-out of this national disaster will only provide cover for these Dems come next November.

    It hurts to say this, but only with further prolonged unraveling and suffering by this country will people (maybe) finally wake up.

    The pain and chaos needs to continue and the embarrassment needs to sink to even further depths.

    It is times like this that a Reagan figure can rise from the right and it will most likely be the Tea Party.

  • Lara Logan Apologizes for ’60 Minutes’ Benghazi Report: ‘We Were Wrong’

    11/09/2013 7:29:37 AM PST · 92 of 95
    motoman to Burkean

    His official stance is that he actually made it to the compound during the night of the attack and that the account in the book and as reported in the 60 min report is accurate. The only mistruth his admits to was the account he gave to his supervisor who ordered him to not travel to the compound during the night of the attack. He provides his reason for lying to his supervisor in the Daily Beast interview. I believe his statements as reported in the book and the 60min story. The administration is fabricating a smear campaign to provide coved for H. Clinton and her upcoming run for the White House.

  • Medical Procedure Causing Horrific Side Effects

    11/03/2013 7:18:26 PM PST · 9 of 46
    motoman to Nifster

    “Foams, condoms, dams,,,,” - I can just feel the romance. You forgot the IUD and diaphram. If you really want to get her in the mood, convince her to insert one of those female condoms - now we’re talking true love, marital bliss here, you know?

  • Medical Procedure Causing Horrific Side Effects

    11/03/2013 6:56:42 PM PST · 4 of 46
    motoman to LittleBillyInfidel

    Here’s an opinion for you - contraception is a moral evil. And, people should not be surprised when serious side effects occur with many forms of artificial contraception.

  • Premiums unveiled for health overhaul plans (why were they veiled?)

    09/25/2013 5:27:40 AM PDT · 30 of 35
    motoman to steve86

    You are incorrect. Medical bllls are instantly and deeply discounted for uninsured clients.

  • Premiums unveiled for health overhaul plans (why were they veiled?)

    09/24/2013 11:53:29 PM PDT · 21 of 35
    motoman to steve86

    You may wat to consult a ACA Exchange calculator. Premium costs are not included as out of pocket costs according to this..

    http://kff.org/interactive/subsidy-calculator/

  • Mass. Town Throws Parade for Hometown Pop Singer, Cancels Memorial Day Parade!

    05/27/2013 3:06:11 PM PDT · 6 of 54
    motoman to BAW

    Contacts for Mayor’s Office and City Council at the below link:

    http://www.beverlyma.gov/elected-officials

  • Planned Parenthood received $542.4 million in government grants and reimbursements

    01/08/2013 10:31:57 AM PST · 7 of 12
    motoman to yefragetuwrabrumuy

    Yes - very misleading and all the morons who hang onto every word from this left wing media will easily be deceived...

    Planned Parenthood
    Claim 1: Three percent of all Planned Parenthood health services are abortion services.
    Planned Parenthood offers fewer factual claims than its opponents, but a common factoid in discussions on the role of abortion in the organization’s work is Planned Parentood’s statement that abortion makes up a small fraction of its health services. The key phrase in this statement is “health services.” This is not the same as percentage of its budget or number of clients. In 2009, Planned Parenthood conducted 332,278 abortions. This is three percent of the 11 million services it provided. Clients, however, often receive multiple services. A woman receiving a yearly gynecological exam would likely be counted as one of the 900,000 pap tests, 800,000 breast exams, and other services. Planned Parenthood had 3 million clients, making women receiving an abortion around 10 percent of its clients.

  • Rampage Shootings: It's the Moral Decay of Society, not Guns

    12/15/2012 8:33:10 AM PST · 66 of 97
    motoman to CaptainK

    One more point for proper context - it is the very moral decay of our society that has led to an explosive increase in the demand for psychotropic prescription drugs by parents for their children. Not in every case, but where the casual knee-jerk decision to prescribe drugs by parents who rather not deal with other underlying societal, moral and cultural factors that their kids are being exposed to.

  • Rampage Shootings: It's the Moral Decay of Society, not Guns

    12/15/2012 8:26:16 AM PST · 63 of 97
    motoman to CaptainK

    Yes, because:

    Liberal Media = 1) free drugs as a substitute for parenting and 2)confiscation of guns from citizens

    They’ll never let a liberal issue such as medicating children get in the way of their gun control agenda.

  • Rampage Shootings: It's the Moral Decay of Society, not Guns

    12/15/2012 7:43:42 AM PST · 57 of 97
    motoman to FreeReign

    Leftists now want to confiscate guns. But they refuse to examine other, possibly greater factors such as moral decay and use of psych drugs as a substitute for parenting. According to them, everyone should have free access to whatever medications a parent blindly chooses to have prescribed to their kids.

    From a recent web blog:

    “Here are the sad results. Eric Harris was on Luvox before taking part in the shooting at Columbine High School in April 1999. Fifteen-year-old Shawn Cooper fired on students and high school staff in Notus, Idaho in April 1999. He was taking an SSRI. Thirteen-year-old Chris Fetters of Iowa killed her favorite aunt. She was on Prozac. Kip Kinkel, a 15-year-old, first shot his parents, then killed two and wounded 22 fellow students at Thurston High School in Oregon. He was taking Prozac.

    Joseph Wesbecker was on Prozac when he killed seven people at a printing plant in Kentucky, before taking his own life. In September 1999, Buford O’Neal Furrow, Jr. fired 70 rounds at the North Valley Jewish Community Center in Los Angeles wounding 5 people. A month earlier Mark Barton murdered his wife and two children and then methodically gunned down 21 people in two brokerage firms in Atlanta.

    Jeff Weise was another school killer in Red lake, Minnesota. His dose of Prozac had just been increased to 60 mg daily. The story is the same - those involved were taking SSRI drugs. Since 1998, eight of the thirteen ‘school shooters’ were on psychiatric drugs. The records on the remaining five are sealed. Did the drugs cause the violence?

    Ann Blake Tracy, PhD has studied Prozac for ten years. She researched 32 murder cases involving women and their children. In 24 of the cases, the women were taking Prozac or another SSRI.

    Why isn’t this on the news? Perhaps because drug company advertising supports most TV and radio stations, newspapers and medical journals. Drug companies spend $11 billion a year on advertising. An article in California Lawyer, Dec. 1998, reported that Eli Lilly, manufacturer of Prozac, settled nearly a dozen cases involving Prozac out of court in one year. They did this to avoid unwanted publicity that would unleash an avalanche of Prozac horror stories.”

  • Rampage Shootings: It's the Moral Decay of Society, not Guns

    12/15/2012 7:09:56 AM PST · 40 of 97
    motoman to Kaslin

    Agree with the basic premise of the article (moral decay in society, breakdown of the family, rejection of God in the classroom....etc), however, it has been reported that Adam Lanza was “Autistic”, or had mental problems by his older brother.

    Assuming that is true, could this boy have been at greater risk of committing this crime because of added factors involving a combination of prescriptive drugs? This is not, in any way intended to offend any parent who has bravely cared for an autistic child. However, in the past 30 years, the use of prescriptive drugs for treatment of everything from “ADD” to other “labels” applied to every childhood behavior has skyrocketed.

    Certain anti-depressants have been correlated to increased risk of violence and suicide. Exposure to our modern culture in combination could further increase these risks.

    Just curious as to whether Adam Lanza was medicated and if so, what he was prescribed.

  • No "All Saints Day" without "Reformation Day" [Today is All Saints Day]

    11/01/2012 7:26:31 AM PDT · 16 of 66
    motoman to Alex Murphy

    All Saint’s day, Nov 1, was instituted by Pope Gregory the IV in the late 9nth century. Protestantism did not and would not exist for another 6 centuries and to this day has no relevance whatsoever on this Catholic Holy Day of Observation.

  • Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country'

    10/05/2012 10:16:34 AM PDT · 33 of 143
    motoman to VanDeKoik

    “What does that even mean?”

    Precisely - and what do any of these same, worn out repeated statements mean, even to his own supporters?

    “...not anyone is entitled to success”. What the F*** is this suppose to imply???

    My only conclusion is that this a**hole of a president wants his base of victims to assume that anyone who has succeeded financially in life does not deserve what he/she has accomplished and that they have “unfairly” achieved their dreams.

    Who are all of these successful, middle class business owners who have succeeded and failed to “follow the same rules” or failed to pay their “fair share”??

    Answer - there are no such group of unfair winners. They are, however, a target to spread Obama’s false narrative of class envy and class warfare to obtain votes. And his completely, brain-dead supporters go along with this jackass without even realizing the stupidity of the argument they’ve bought into.

  • Contraception ruling: Democrats accuse clergy of complicity with GOP at hearing

    02/21/2012 6:36:29 PM PST · 7 of 43
    motoman to prairiebreeze

    “You are being used for a political agenda,” Connolly told the holy men’

    Like when Obama “uses” pro-abortion, self described Catholic HHS Sebelius to push his pro-abortion platform ?

    Or how the evil hypocrite in Chief recruits a pro-abortion Catholic to be the ambassador to the Vatican?

    Or how the pig who calls herself the Senate minority leader and claims to be Catholic, thinks that she knows better than her Catholic Bishops on issues of morality and misleads millions through her publicly stated lies.

    Now then, just who is exploiting useful idiots to undermine our religious institutions for no other purpose that to divide and conquer his political enemies?

    Look into your own party’s mirror, Connally, you effing jackass and mental midget.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVN2MMuiedI

  • Southern Baptist Convention’s Richard Land: ‘How dumb does [Obama] think we are?’

    02/11/2012 10:21:35 AM PST · 28 of 63
    motoman to abclily

    “Who will protect us from this muslim tyrant?”

    At the moment, the most fierce and courageous stance, including a flurry of recent lawsuits, is coming from the Catholic Church, despite “Catholic” who are being used as “Useful” idiots by Obama to cloud the issue.

    Sen Marco Rubio is also leading his own charge.

    In another day and age, this president would have been instantly impeached or removed by some other “means”.

    Unfortunately for us, we will have to work this through the courts and God willing, the voting booth.

  • Bishops to Obama: No dice

    02/11/2012 10:13:27 AM PST · 14 of 22
    motoman to snowstorm12

    Apparently, you may not be aware of the details involving employer / employee / insurance provider relationships.

    1. Catholic/religious institutions very commonly utilize faith based insurance companies that maintain the same exact practices that the religious entities upholds, and as such, fall under the same conscience clause exemption status.

    2. In many cases, as with non-501c3 religious non-profits, the insurance premium is significantly subsidized and as such would force these exempted institutions into paying for services which are deemed immoral.

    This is why our Catholic Bishops and other religious leaders have repudiated Obama’s ridiculous “accomodation” attempt.

    For someone who thought he knew enough about private health insurance to the point of trying to nationalize it, Obama and his HHS head are completely in over their heads, especially if they think they can dismantle the moral authority of our religious institutions. Typical communist trash.

  • Southern Baptist Convention’s Richard Land: ‘How dumb does [Obama] think we are?’

    02/11/2012 9:34:52 AM PST · 19 of 63
    motoman to snowstorm12

    “churches are exempt”

    Huh?

    I think you’ve excluded religious 501c3 religious institutions which have the same faith based conscience clause exemptions as “churches”?

    Do you actually believe that this President has the authority to instantly invalidate the status of these religious entities that have up until now been protected by decades of constitutionally supported exemptions?

    Now, if your thinking is that Obama can usurp the moral authority of any religious institution, please explain why the idiot in chief has experienced one of the greatest social backlashes in American history, by both conservative and liberal religious factions?