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  • Are You a Target of the Susnuts?

    09/10/2013 7:02:16 PM PDT · by Avoiding_Sulla · 7 replies
    Pascal Fervor ^ | 9 Sept 2013 | Pascal
    Or are you one of their mindless bots who believes you are somehow special? At Liberty's Torch, Weetabix asked me a question whose answer is too long to put into a small comment. Pascal - I must admit up front that a surfeit of current projects has undermined my normal willingness to research - have you any links to further explain the "Malthusian Sustainability nuts?"  The answer is even too long for a single post, but I need try at least this once. For my recent thoughts, the Sustainability label at my blog will provide you many examples of news...
  • I'm Not An Organ Donor.

    05/12/2012 10:09:45 AM PDT · by JoanVarga · 65 replies
    Primordial Slack ^ | 5/12/2012 | Joan Varga
    If that plain statement offends you, then you can take the measure of just how far your thinking has been influenced by the “Imagine” crowd. Specifically, the “imagine no possessions” set. You have no right to my organs after I’m gone. Sorry. I have every right to be this way without being judged as selfish. Here I draw the line on the march of the boundary-challenged fascists: No. Hands off. Find some other way to save a life that doesn’t involve the inherent corruption of the medical profession when an unscrupulous and hardened surgeon is tempted with my shiny, perfectly...
  • Piggies

    04/17/2012 12:10:49 PM PDT · by Avoiding_Sulla · 34 replies
    Velociworld ^ | April 16, 2012 | Velociman
    According to this news source, Michigan Department of Natural Resources agents are forcing farmers to shoot their piglets due to a new ruling labeling the pigs an invasive species. Found it on Drudge, but I can't vouch for NaturalNews. Never heard of them. Of course, I'd never heard of Barack Obama until 2007, either. Farmer forced to shoot his own baby piglets in cold blood, screams the headline, in Hearstian manner. If true, this reminds me of FDR's Hog Reduction Program of 1933, one of his first "accomplishments." Two billion pounds of pork, mostly piglets and sows, were slaughtered to...
  • What is Agenda 21?

    11/16/2011 9:17:25 AM PST · by FatMax · 77 replies
    The US Report ^ | Nov. 16, 2011 | Chris Carter
    The UN plan referenced by Newt Gingrich is a real threat to private property and US sovereignty.“Agenda 21 proposes an array of actions which are intended to be implemented by every person on Earth…it calls for specific changes in the activities of all people… Effective execution of Agenda 21 will require a profound reorientation of all humans, unlike anything the world has ever experienced… ” - Agenda 21: The Earth Summit Strategy to Save Our Planet (Earthpress, 1993). Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich stated during a recent campaign event that the United Nations was seeking to create an “extraconstitutional control” over...
  • Lilith: the barren, sex-crazed, child-killing mascot of the abortion movement

    12/01/2010 8:25:32 AM PST · by markomalley · 231 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/29/2010 | Kathleen Gilbert
    November 29, 2010 ( - Every once in a while, one stumbles upon a terrifying level of honesty among abortion supporters. Normally, the truth is something that refreshes us when we come upon it - not so in this realm. Such is the nomenclature of what appears to be a moderately successful group dedicated solely to providing low-income women with abortion money, called the Lilith Fund. The Texas-based group explains its name on its website as follows: “Lilith was the first woman created by God, as Adam’s wife and equal. Because Lilith refused to be subservient or submissive, she was...
  • Krugman Endorses Death Panels

    11/16/2010 6:12:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 16, 2010 | Staff
    Health Reform: The left's favorite economist, who condemned others for saying ObamaCare would require death panels, now admits they are real and necessary. The way to control costs, he says, is death and taxes. Paul Krugman has long extolled the virtues of Britain's National Health Service and its National Institute for Clinical Excellence with the Orwellian acronym of NICE. Krugman has been anything but nice to NHS critics and those who've said that what have been called its "death panels" would be brought to America via ObamaCare. In a roundtable discussion on ABC's "This Week," the New York Times columnist...
  • Children? Not If You Love The Planet (Mark Steyn Looks At Enviro Wackoism Gone Wild Alert)

    12/15/2007 7:39:54 AM PST · by goldstategop · 52 replies · 480+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 12/15/2007 | Mark Steyn
    As I say, the above demographic audit has become something of an annual tradition in this space. But here's something new that took hold in the year 2007: A radical antihumanism, long present just below the surface, bobbed up and became explicit and respectable. In Britain, the Optimum Population Trust said that "the biggest cause of climate change is climate changers – in other words, human beings," and professor John Guillebaud called on Britons to voluntarily reduce the number of children they have. "Every person who is born," says Toni Vernelli, "produces more rubbish, more pollution, more greenhouse gases and...
  • The Biggest Story Of Our Time: Self Extinction (Mark Steyn: Its The Demography, Stupid Alert)

    12/24/2006 4:11:13 AM PST · by goldstategop · 115 replies · 3,656+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 12/24/2006 | Mark Steyn
    Suppose for a moment that the birth in Bethlehem that Christians celebrate this week never happened --that it is, as the secularists would have it, mere mumbo jumbo, superstition, a myth. In other words, consider it not as an event but as a narrative. You want to launch a big new global movement from scratch. So what do you use? The birth of a child. If Christianity is just a myth, then it is, so to speak, an immaculately conceived one. On the one hand, what could be more powerless than a newborn babe? On the other, without a newborn...
  • The Eternal Return of Overpopulation - Getting the cause of high fertility backwards.

    10/19/2010 6:43:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 71 replies
    Reason ^ | October 19, 2010 | Ronald Bailey
    Overpopulation panic is back. Concerns about a world too full of “filthy human children” motivated eco-terrorist James Lee when he held employees of the Discovery Channel hostage at gunpoint in September. But the deranged Lee is far from alone when it comes to worrying about overpopulation. The May-June cover of the progressive magazine Mother Jones asked, “Who’s to Blame for the Population Crisis?” British journalist Matthew Parris wrote an op-ed in September in the London Times asserting, “If you want to save the planet, stop breeding.” Parris further coyly suggested that we study “China’s example, for lessons good and bad.”...

    09/01/2010 11:05:26 AM PDT · by Marty62 · 546 replies · 3+ views
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  • Free Vasectomies Being Paid For By Feds [Feds Closing A "Border"]

    06/17/2010 9:24:04 AM PDT · by Avoiding_Sulla · 44 replies · 487+ views
    WFTV, Channel 9 ^ | Updated: June 16, 2010, 6:07 pm EDT |
    [See the video at the link for the broadcast and pictures of the billboards] “Who's walking through the door?” asked WFTV reporter Melonie Holt. “They come from every walk of life,” said Debbie Brakefield, advanced practice nurse at Marion County Health Department. For now, there are no income restrictions. The health department received a family-planning grant under the federal Title 10 program. Title 10 already provides family-planning dollars to every health department in the state. Marion County’s grant provides an additional $100,000 in funding a year for three years. It's allowing the department to streamline its clinic and lift income...
  • Princeton Philosopher: ‘Why Not Sterilize the Human Race and Party into Extinction?’

    06/09/2010 3:55:33 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 69 replies · 146+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/8/10 | Peter J. Smith
    NEW YORK, June 8, 2010 ( – Princeton philosopher Peter Singer one of the world’s foremost contemporary utilitarian philosophers infamous for his advocacy of infanticide, would like individuals to consider this question: would sterilizing the human race to spare future generations the pain of existence be a good idea?In a blog post for the New York Times entitled “Should this be the last generation?” Singer discusses in glowing terms the thought of South African philosopher David Benatar. Singer calls Benator the “author of a fine book with an arresting title: ‘Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming into...
  • Should This Be the Last Generation? (asks Peter Singer)

    06/07/2010 5:18:02 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 106 replies · 347+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 6, 2010 | Peter Singer
    ... Most thoughtful people are extremely concerned about climate change. Some stop eating meat, or flying abroad on vacation, in order to reduce their carbon footprint. But the people who will be most severely harmed by climate change have not yet been conceived. If there were to be no future generations, there would be much less for us to feel to guilty about. So why don’t we make ourselves the Last Generation on Earth? If we would all agree to have ourselves sterilized then no sacrifices would be required — we could party our way into extinction! Of course, it...
  • Patient trapped in a 23-year 'coma' was conscious all along

    11/22/2009 5:51:33 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 93 replies · 6,895+ views
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 23rd November 2009 | Allan Hall
    A man thought by doctors to be in a vegetative state for 23 years was actually conscious the whole time, it was revealed last night. Student Rom Houben was misdiagnosed after a car crash left him totally paralysed. He had no way of letting experts, family or friends know he could hear every word they said. Rom Houben was trapped in a coma for 23 years and had no way of letting anyone know he could hear what they were saying (pictured posed by model) 'I screamed, but there was nothing to hear,' said Mr Houben, now 46.
  • Obama Health Bill: Those on Social Security - Mandatory Counseling on Asst. Suicide

    07/17/2009 3:46:14 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 203 replies · 11,667+ views
    On Page 425 of Obama's health care bill, the Federal Government will require EVERYONE who is on Social Security to undergo a counseling session every 5 years with the objective being that they will explain to them just how to end their own life earlier. Yes...They are going to push SUICIDE to cut medicare spending!!! And no, I am NOT SH--ing YOU! So those of you who voted for Obama have now put your own parents in dire straights...Congratulations! Source: The official homepage for Fred Thompson.
  • "No Controlling Legal Authority" to Self Defense -- Sotomayer

    07/15/2009 11:04:13 AM PDT · by Avoiding_Sulla · 77 replies · 3,021+ views
    AIP ^ | 07/15/09 | Pascal Fervor
    I just heard a soundbite of the following question "Do you believe that an individual has the right to self defense?" and Sonia Sotomayer's response to it:"I don't believe the court has addressed that issue.... but I could be wronnnnnnng." Evading the question of whether or not an individual has the right to self defense calls to question her intelligence and her decency BIG TIME. Charges are dropped based on the presumption of self defense all the time. People have been exonerated forever based on a determination of self defense. But Sotomayer, rather than simply say "Yes," the answer that...
  • John Holdren, Obama's Science Czar: Forced abortions and mass sterilization needed to save planet

    07/10/2009 9:48:47 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 232 replies · 7,486+ views
    Forced abortions. Mass sterilization. A "Planetary Regime" with the power of life and death over American citizens. The tyrannical fantasies of a madman? Or merely the opinions of the person now in control of science policy in the United States? Or both? These ideas (among many other equally horrifying recommendations) were put forth by John Holdren, whom Barack Obama has recently appointed Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology -- informally known as the United States'...
  • Electing God

    07/07/2009 1:15:06 AM PDT · by Avoiding_Sulla · 42 replies · 1,525+ views
    Pajamas Media: Belmont Club ^ | July 6th, 2009 | Richard Fernandez
    Ezekiel Emmanuel MD, Rahm Emmanuel’s brother, who is Barack Obama’s “Special Advisor for Health Policy”, is described by the [1] Huffington Post article as engaged in a very important mission: redesigning the US health care system. Emanuel and the White House are attempting to reorganize the delivery and reimbursement systems of health care, changing what the types of procedures doctors rely on, making people more aware of disease prevention, encouraging insurance companies to expand coverage, and so on. It is a process rife with sensitivities, trickeries and, of course, the potential for failure. It is not, he insists, impossible.“It...
  • Obama Wants to Let Those Pesky Geezers Die

    06/25/2009 11:43:36 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 110 replies · 3,396+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 6.25.09 @ 2:36PM | By Matthew Vadum
    In a rare moment of candor, President Obama explained to an audience how government-run healthcare would work in America....Obama suggested at a town hall event Wednesday night that one way to shave medical costs is to stop expensive and ultimately futile procedures performed on people who are about to die and don't stand to gain from the extra care.
  • The New Jacobin Elite

    06/24/2009 11:20:11 PM PDT · by Avoiding_Sulla · 56 replies · 2,050+ views
    The New American ^ | Wednesday, 24 June 2009 | William F. Jasper
    The New Jacobin Elite | Print | Written by William F. Jasper    Wednesday, 24 June 2009 06:00 The Socialist Party of Great Britain is celebrating the reissuing of Peter Taaffe’s book, The Masses Arise: The Great French Revolution 1789 -1815. “Its republication by Socialist Publications, in time for the 220th anniversary of this great event in July 2009, is extremely timely,” says the party’s website. A different page on the party’s site promoting the same book instructs readers: “An understanding of the French Revolution remains crucial for all revolutionaries. Marx, Engels, Lenin and Trotsky studied it intensely to gain an...
  • Life and death: Death is upon us. "Us" being doctors.

    06/05/2009 8:30:36 PM PDT · by rhema · 29 replies · 6,612+ views
    WORLD ^ | June 20, 2009 | Matt Anderson
    Mortality indeed stalks us all. But I'm talking about the death culture—abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia. The death peddlers here and abroad seek to remove legal protection from pro-life doctors who refuse to perform abortion, refer for abortion, or participate in euthanasia. Euphemisms like "reproductive freedom," the "right to choose," and "death with dignity" justify the assault on our patient's lives and our rights of conscience. But in the midst of this inversion of right and wrong, pro-life doctor groups worldwide are banding together to form a Hippocratic Registry of Physicians. Admittedly, physicians were not always healers. Millennia ago, healers used...
  • Culture of death alive and kicking

    04/01/2009 11:09:07 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 597+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 3/31/09 | Diana Lynne
    On this the fourth anniversary of the court-ordered, barbaric death of brain-injured Terri Schiavo, it is painfully clear the culture of death is alive and kicking: A pair of ambulance drivers responding to an emergency call elect not to resuscitate a disabled 53-year-old, deciding he wasn't worth saving. A hospital fails to feed a Down Syndrome patient, allowing him to starve to death over the course of 26 days. A subsequent inquiry exposes five other cases of the neglect of patients with learning disabilities. A "how-to" manual on suicide by starvation prompts the "horrific" and "tortured" deaths of two...
  • UK population must fall to 30m, says Porritt [if it is to build a sustainable society.....]

    03/22/2009 9:08:32 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies · 1,579+ views
    UK population must fall to 30m, says Porritt Jonathan Leake and Brendan Montague JONATHON PORRITT, one of Gordon Brown’s leading green advisers, is to warn that Britain must drastically reduce its population if it is to build a sustainable society. Porritt’s call will come at this week’s annual conference of the Optimum Population Trust (OPT), of which he is patron. The trust will release research suggesting UK population must be cut to 30m if the country wants to feed itself sustainably. Porritt said: “Population growth, plus economic growth, is putting the world under terrible pressure. “Each person in Britain has...
  • Living Wills: Signing Your Own Death Warrant? A Christian Lawyer’s Perspective

    08/19/2008 8:50:45 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 32 replies · 375+ views ^ | August 19, 2008 | Stephen Bloom
    Editor’s Note: Stephen Bloom is a Christian attorney with more than 20 years experience in private practice. He is a frequent media guest, speaker, and writer on Christianity and the law, a Lecturer in Management and Business at Messiah College, and a Consultant to the United Methodist Stewardship Foundation of Central Pennsylvania. He is a legal columnist for Good News Daily, former host of the "Practical Counsel - Christian Perspective" radio program, and founder of the Estate Planning Council of Cumberland County. Bloom has been actively involved in the leadership of numerous community and ministry organizations, including his church, where...
  • A warning from Canada to those who value life

    07/14/2008 8:23:49 PM PDT · by gogogodzilla · 12 replies · 137+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 14, 2008 | Jonathan Rosenblum
    Chaim Shmuel Golubchuk, a"h, has gone to his Eternal reward. But the issues that pitted his children Percy Golubchuk and Miriam Geller against Grace General Hospital in Winnipeg over the last seven months will long be with us. After being informed by their father's doctors that they intended to end his life by removing his ventilation and feeding tube, the Golubchuk children sought an injunction against the hospital. They argued that their father would adamantly oppose any attempt to shorten his life, which is forbidden by Jewish law. After the entry of a temporary injunction, the hospital pursued an aggressive...
  • Encouraging Death

    05/27/2008 4:14:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 100+ views ^ | May 27, 20008 | Ken Connor
    Even the most despicable ideas can be made palatable when euphemisms are used to spin them. That's why abortion advocates call themselves "pro-choice" rather than "pro abortion." It's also why they talk about "terminating a pregnancy" rather than "killing a baby." Controlling the language not only controls the argument, it often determines the outcome of the argument. Proponents of euthanasia understand the power of language in shaping debate. Therefore, instead of using the term "physician-assisted suicide" to describe the practice they advocate, they use euphemisms like "death with dignity" and "end of life choices" to sugar coat the reality of...
  • What a way to live (Cathy Buckle in Zimbabwe)

    10/02/2007 7:17:33 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 51 replies · 189+ views ^ | 9-29-07 | Cathy Buckle
    Saturday 29th September 2007 Dear Family and Friends, Standing outside over yet another smoky fire late one afternoon this week, a Go-Away bird chastised me from a nearby tree. I'm sure this Grey Lourie is as fed up of me intruding into its territory as I am of being there - trying to get a hot meal for supper. For five of the last six days the electricity has gone off before 5 in the morning and only come back 16 or 17 hours later a little before midnight. "Go Away! Go Away!" the Grey Lourie called out repeatedly as...
  • Starving In Zimbabwe 'Amounts To Genocide'

    08/20/2007 8:29:12 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 805+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-21-2007 | Sebastien Berger
    Starving in Zimbabwe 'amounts to genocide' By Sebastien Berger in Bulawayo Last Updated: 3:58am BST 21/08/2007 Democracy takes a beating as police assault demonstrators seeking a new constitution Zimbabweans are starving to death on a scale equivalent to genocide, a top opposition MP claimed yesterday. Four million people will need food aid by the end of the year, the World Food Programme said earlier this month, as President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF government oversees the fastest-shrinking economy in the world. David Coltart, a senior member of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, said there was "no doubt" Zimbabweans were already starving...
  • Death by Environmentalism: Earth Day kills people

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  • Death by Environmentalism

    03/02/2007 12:56:55 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 4 replies · 356+ views
    What does it mean in practice to hold a philosophy that declares that pristine nature has intrinsic value in itself, and that regards Man and his activities as intrusive threats to the so-called ecological balance? I have discussed the history, meaning, and basic premises of environmentalism previously, in my monograph The Green Machine and in my recorded talk "Green Cathedrals," both available from The Objectivist Center. I also explore these issues on my Web site. But here I want to focus on the consequences of accepting core environmentalist premises—specifically, their deadly impact on human life. In the same way...
  • Let Them Eat Tofu! (Ann Coulter Ridicules Liberal Misanthropes Alert)

    02/28/2007 4:00:33 PM PST · by goldstategop · 94 replies · 3,517+ views ^ | 02/28/2007 | Ann Coulter
    Even right-wingers who know that "global warming" is a crock do not seem to grasp what the tree-huggers are demanding. Liberals want mass starvation and human devastation. Forget the lunacy of people claiming to tell us the precise temperature of planet Earth in 1918 based on tree rings. Or the fact that in the '70s liberals were issuing similarly dire warnings about "global cooling." Simply consider what noted climatologists Al Gore and Melissa Etheridge are demanding that we do to combat their nutty conjectures about "global warming." They want us to starve the productive sector of fossil fuel and allow...
  • Swiss may expand assisted suicide law (slippery slope alert)

    02/02/2007 6:24:53 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies · 433+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | February 2, 2007
    A ruling by Switzerland's highest court released Friday has opened up the possibility that people with serious mental illnesses could be helped by doctors to take their own lives. Switzerland already allows physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients under certain circumstances. The Federal Tribunal's decision puts mental illnesses on the same level as physical ones. "It must be recognized that an incurable, permanent, serious mental disorder can cause similar suffering as a physical (disorder), making life appear unbearable to the patient in the long term," the ruling said. "If the death wish is based on an autonomous decision which takes...
  • France, steeped in genocidal blood, must face trial

    01/04/2007 11:09:39 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 887+ views ^ | December 05, 2006 | Andrew Wallis
    The hastily arranged car boot sale outside the French Embassy in downtown Kigali last Monday did good business. On offer were laptop computers, televisions, three-piece suites and, well, even the cars themselves. Given the decision taken by the Rwandan Government ten days ago to expel the French Ambassador, his staff and to close all official French buildings in the tiny Central African country, there was clearly little expectation of a return. Behind these scenes of gloomy embassy employees packing and selling their diplomatic and domestic baggage is a recent history between France and Rwanda steeped in a mire of blood...
  • Boy slave 'crucified' by Sudanese Muslim

    09/28/2006 11:59:37 AM PDT · by NYer · 100 replies · 4,378+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | September 28, ,2006
    Boy who was 'crucified' by Muslim A Sudanese slave who was assigned to watch his Muslim master's camels was "crucified" when he was caught sneaking out to attend a Christian church, according to reports from Voice of the Martyrs. The aid organization that helps persecuted Christians worldwide said the reports come from witnesses in the Sudan who were in contact with the youth, now about 15. Damare Garang was seven when the attack happened, officials said. He had been captured by Islamic soldiers when his Sudanese village was attacked, and then sold as a slave to a Muslim family...
  • Mother of Seven Arrested Without Warning for Showing Abortion Image

    09/26/2006 10:54:14 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 57 replies · 2,571+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 27 September 2006
    FREDERICTON, New Brunswick, Sept. 27, 2006 ( - A pro-life woman was arrested Tuesday for holding an image of an aborted child outside an abortion facility in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Suzie Ryan, mother of seven, was silently holding the image outside the Morgentaler centre as abortions were being performed inside. Mrs. Ryan was charged with violating s.163 of the Criminal Code. S.163 is about the display of obscene material. She was released after being held in a jail cell for several hours. She must face the charges in court in November. Prior to her arrest Mrs. Ryan was not warned...
  • Woman Charged in Deaths of Mother, Fetus

    09/23/2006 6:30:59 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 84 replies · 2,568+ views ^ | 9 23 06 | JIM SUHR
    1 hour ago EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. - A woman was charged Saturday in the deaths of a pregnant friend and the fetus authorities believe she cut out from the slain woman's womb after knocking the victim unconscious. Tiffany Hall, 24, was charged as authorities implored the public for help in their search for the victim's two sons, ages 7 and 2, and 1-year-old daughter. Authorities say they were last seen with Hall on Monday, three days before she was taken into custody. Hall, who was jailed on $5 million bond, faces charges of first-degree murder and intentional homicide of...
  • Haleigh Poutre Almost Victim of Euthanasia, Now Making Good Progress

    09/05/2006 4:45:45 AM PDT · by 8mmMauser · 1,948 replies · 17,468+ views
    Life News ^ | September 4, 2006 | Steven Ertelt
    Boston, MA ( -- Haleigh Poutre was the victim of child abuse and was nearly killed via euthanasia when Massachusetts officials gave up on her after she entered a coma. Now Poutre, once termed "brain dead" by doctors, continues to improve and is speaking a few words, her grandmother says. Sandra Sudyka, the girl's biological grandmother, is no longer allowed to visit her granddaughter and now says she is ready to speak to the media about Poutre's condition. She told The Republican newspaper that she last saw Poutre on July 18 but indicated she was "doing well." "She was bright-eyed...
  • DISABLED GAL CAN'T DECIDE LIFE OR DEATH (Court: retarded girl no competant to say she wants to live)

    09/22/2006 8:54:28 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 314 replies · 4,026+ views
    NY Post ^ | September 22, 2006 | DAREH GREGORIAN
    In a case of "Whose life is it anyway?" a state appeals court ruled yesterday that a mentally handicapped woman has no say over whether she should be kept alive on life support. In the unanimous decision, a five-judge panel ruled that the 26-year-old - who says she wants to be kept on life support in the event she's felled by illness or an accident - isn't competent to make that decision. Instead, her mother, who is her legal guardian, gets to make the call - and she doesn't want her daughter on life support. A lawyer for the woman,...
  • Nations Move to Ban Suicide Counseling; Euthanasia Movement Complains

    09/11/2006 3:44:20 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 342+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/11/06 | Peter J. Smith
    TORONTO, September 11, 2006 ( – The recent efforts of Australia and other nations to ban the promotion of suicide through the internet has euthanasia advocates complaining that the loss of the internet may prove lethal to the “right-to-die” movement itself. In late 2005, Australia passed the Suicide Related Material Offences Act, which effectively outlawed suicide counseling by fax, telephone, and internet, the tools of choice employed by suicide advocates to educate and encourage people to commit suicide. This year Germany also has begun to follow suit by proposing similar legislation that would also outlaw internet suicide counseling. However, some...
  • American Appears in New al-Qaida Tape

    09/03/2006 1:37:45 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 39 replies · 1,680+ views
    Comcast & AP ^ | September 2, 2006 | LEE KEATH
    CAIRO, Egypt - An American thought to be an al-Qaida activist appeared in a videotape with the terror group's deputy leader Saturday and called on his countrymen to convert to Islam and for U.S. soldiers to switch sides in the Iraq and Afghan wars. The 48-minute video, posted on an Islamic militant Web site, had footage of al-Qaida's No. 2 leader, Ayman al-Zawahri, and of Adam Yehiye Gadahn, a 28-year-old American who the FBI believes attended al-Qaida training camps in Pakistan and served as an al-Qaida translator. It was the second time Gadahn appeared in the same video with al-Zawahri....
  • Standard Florida Living Will [check yours too: could be deadly]

    Page 5 Living Will Declaration made this _____ day of ________________, 2____, I, ____________________________, willfully and voluntarily make known my desire that my dying not be artificially prolonged under the circumstances set forth below, and I do hereby declare that, if at any time I am mentally or physically incapacitated and _____(initial) I have a terminal condition, or _____(initial) I have an end-stage condition, or _____(initial) I am in a persistent vegetative state, and if my attending or treating physician and another consulting physician have determined that there is no reasonable medical probability of my recovery from such condition,...
  • TV Reporters 'Helped Protester Burn Himself To Death'

    08/17/2006 7:00:06 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 1,123+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-18-2006 | Rahul Bedi
    TV reporters 'helped protester burn himself to death' By Rahul Bedi in New Delhi (Filed: 18/08/2006) Indian police are investigating a group of television journalists for allegedly helping a man to burn himself to death and filming his agony for broadcast. Pictures of Manoj Mishra writhing in pain with his back on fire were shown in Bihar state on Tuesday. Mr Mishra later died in hospital from severe burns in the town of Gaya. "We have seized footage clearly showing a group of journalists handing over matches and some inflammable substance, which we later verified to be diesel, to the...
  • 50 Missing Women Connected to Inmate

    07/25/2006 2:51:11 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 2 replies · 477+ views ^ | 7 25 06 | JEREMIAH MARQUEZ
    LOS ANGELES - Investigators said Tuesday they are trying to find at least 50 women they have linked to a photographer on death row for murdering two aspiring models in the early 1980s. Authorities are looking into whether the women were raped or killed between 1975 and 1984 by William Richard Bradford, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Web site. In the 1970s and '80s, Bradford posed as a freelance photographer in the West Los Angeles area, taking sexually explicit photos of women he met at bars and auto races, according to the site. The site showed women...
  • Wife Charged in Doctor's Shooting Death

    07/25/2006 2:44:05 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 6 replies · 489+ views ^ | 7 24 06 | JOE MILICIA
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The wife of a Pennsylvania doctor surrendered Monday to face charges in the shooting death of her millionaire husband last year along the Ohio Turnpike. Hours earlier, a man linked romantically to her pleaded guilty in the case. Donna Moonda, 47, was charged in federal court with interstate stalking that resulted in death and with using a firearm in a violent crime. Earlier in the day, Damian Bradford, 25, of Monaca, Pa., near Pittsburgh, admitted in an Akron court to his involvement in the shooting and agreed to cooperate with authorities. Prosecutors said Bradford was the triggerman....
  • Sniper shootings kill 1 on Ind. highway

    07/23/2006 7:06:44 AM PDT · by Flavius · 21 replies · 1,071+ views
    ap ^ | 7/23/06 | ap
    SEYMOUR, Ind. - Sniper shootings of two vehicles along Interstate 65 in southern Indiana early Sunday left one person dead and another injured, state police said. ADVERTISEMENT A sniper shot at a southbound vehicle with three occupants about 12:20 a.m., killing one of them, police said. About the same time, occupants of a second southbound vehicle called police to report a person in that vehicle also had been shot.
  • Parents chop off girl's head over affair (India)

    07/18/2006 9:57:10 PM PDT · by The Lion Roars · 87 replies · 2,393+ views
    The Nagpada Police yesterday arrested Mohammed Munna Khan (38) and his wife Shenaz (35) for brutally murdering their daughter Mehnaz (18). Gulnaz, the younger daughter, was also arrested for abetting the crime. The police had found Mehnaz’s dismembered body stuffed into a plastic sack on a road near the Byculla flyover on July 2. Love affair In their confession, the parents told the police that they murdered Menaz as she fell in love with a Hindu boy from the same locality. An official from Nagpada police station said, “Fearing social stigma over their daughter’s affair, the duo decided to kill...
  • How to Avoid Honor Killing in Turkey? Honor Suicide

    07/16/2006 2:27:04 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies · 699+ views
    AOL News ^ | July 16, 2006 | DAN BILEFSKY
    Every few weeks in Batman and the surrounding area in southeast Anatolia, which is poor, rural and deeply influenced by conservative Islam, a young woman tries to take her life. Others have been stoned to death, strangled, shot or buried alive. Their offenses ranged from stealing a glance at a boy to wearing a short skirt, wanting to go to the movies, being raped by a stranger or relative or having consensual sex. Hoping to join the European Union, Turkey has tightened the punishment for attacks on women and girls who have had such experiences. But the violence has continued,...
  • Israel Attacks Palestinian Leader's HQ

    07/02/2006 8:05:24 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 6 replies · 520+ views ^ | 7 2 06 | IBRAHIM BARZAK
    2 hours ago GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli aircraft sent missiles tearing through the office of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Sunday in an unmistakable message to his ruling Hamas group to free an Israeli soldier. Defense Minister Amir Peretz told a Cabinet meeting that Israel would go after "higher-caliber targets" in the future _ a reference to senior Hamas officials inside and outside the Palestinian territories, a high-ranking political official said. Israeli aircraft, tanks and naval gunboats have been pounding Gaza for the past week in an effort to win the freedom of Cpl. Gilad Shalit, who...
  • Doctor: Cartoons Swayed Accused Killer Mom(Andrea Yates)

    06/29/2006 4:30:16 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 13 replies · 541+ views ^ | 6 29 06 | ANGELA K. BROWN,
    HOUSTON - Andrea Yates believed that cartoon characters told her she was a bad mother who fed her children too much candy, a jail psychiatrist testified Thursday. Dr. Melissa R. Ferguson, who talked to Yates the day after her arrest in the bathtub drownings of her five children, said the defendant suffered from a major depressive disorder and was psychotic, picking at her lip until it bled. Ferguson was the first defense witness in the second murder trial for Yates, who has pleaded innocent by reason of insanity. She is being retried because her 2002 conviction was overturned last year...
  • Feud Over Senior-Home Rules Turns Deadly

    06/27/2006 9:18:43 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 7 replies · 769+ views ^ | 6 27 06 | Associated Press
    BALTIMORE - A long-standing feud over house rules at a seniors' high rise led one octogenarian resident to shoot and kill another, police said. The shooting on Monday apparently occurred after an 86-year-old desk clerk at the building refused to allow an 80-year-old resident's granddaughter to board an elevator without a visitor's pass, police said. Thomas Batty, 86, was shot once in the head as he sat behind the front desk, and Clyde Lewis, 80, was charged with murder. Both lived on the building's 12th floor. A bail hearing for Lewis was set for Tuesday afternoon. Police Officer Troy Harris...