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  • Personhood-winked: "Animal rights" are anti-human

    01/19/2015 6:45:06 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 3 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | January 19, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    Personhood-winked: “Animal rights” are anti-human by Daniel Clark When is a person not a human? Why, when it’s a “non-human person,” of course. If that’s the unfunniest riddle you’ve ever heard, there’s good reason, because its answer has potentially deadly consequences. In Argentina, an appellate court has bestowed legal personhood on an orangutan named Sandra. Meanwhile, here in the States, proposed “personhood laws” that would recognize every human being as a person are regarded as controversial. These two stories are undoubtedly related, as the terminology of the anti-human animal rights movement makes clear. The Argentine court declared Sandra to be...
  • The Dangerous Mind of Peter Singer

    01/08/2015 7:27:16 PM PST · by Coleus · 20 replies
    First Things ^ | 6.22.11 | Joe Carter
    Bespectacled, balding, and thin, the Australian scholar Peter Singer has the looks of a stereotypical college professor. You would never be able to tell simply by his unassuming persona that his mind holds some of the most controversial ideas in American academia.  Singer has spent a lifetime justifying the unjustifiable. He is the founding father of the animal liberation movement and advocates ending “the present speciesist bias against taking seriously the interests of nonhuman animals.” He is also a defender of killing the aged (if they have dementia), newborns (for almost any reason until they are two years old),...
  • Nurse Who Killed 100 Patients Because They Were “Annoying” May be Second....

    12/23/2014 6:29:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/23/14 | Steven Ertelt
    FULL TITLE: Nurse Who Killed 100 Patients Because They Were “Annoying” May be Second Biggest Serial Killer Ever LifeNews has twice profiled Daniela Poggiali, an Italian nurse who was arrested in October for allegedly killing up to 38 patients because she found them or their relatives annoying. Later, reports indicated she may have killed as many as 96 patients. One of her victims, Rosa Calderoni, brought her crimes to light after she died from an injection of potassium. Officials suspect that Ms. Poggiali may have killed two more patients on the same day of Calderoni’s death. Under Italian law, killing...
  • Deliberately Hastened Death Here Now, Just Not Heavily Advertised

    11/09/2014 10:38:28 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 1 replies
     After-Birth “Abortion”    We Are In The Middle Of A Tsunami Of Physician-Hastened Termination—Goodness Has Nothing To Do With It, Don’t Call It “Euthanasia”  I watch the people’s faces coming out of Mass, the time when their lives are most affected by our Blessed Lord’s earthly mission. Sometimes my notice is caught by a heavenly glow on the faces of mothers with many children. Little children are innocently preoccupied by more immediate emotions. But most arresting are the looks of young people, often ranging between wistfulness and angst.Youth are faced with some of the most serious business of life,...
  • Should We Offer Alzheimer’s Patients Love and Care or Push Them Into Assisted Suicide?

    09/19/2014 7:21:54 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/19/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    Sometimes I get emotional whiplash. On one hand, we see very prominent bioethicists say that we should starve Alzheimer’s patients to death if they asked to be killed in an advance directive.Compassion and Choices teaches oldsters how to commit suicide by self-starvation.People like Peter Singer claim we should be allowed to lethally inject Alzheimer’s patients non-persons even if they never asked–despite having cared very well for his so afflicted mother.Then, there is the story of the man who gave his beloved wife, dying of Alzheimer’s, his last breath. Literally. From the KFOR story: An elderly couple, who had been together...
  • Professor Death: Peter Singer Says Criminals Should Have Euthanasia Option to Avoid Prison

    08/20/2014 6:55:16 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 79 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/19/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    I think it is time to start calling Peter Singer ”Professor Death.”The Princeton moral philosopher–an oxymoron in his case–is the world’s foremost proponent of infanticide. He usually uses examples of disabled babies, but the reason he believes they can be killed is that they are supposedly not “persons.” Thus, Singer has refused to state that killing a baby because she was ugly would be wrong.Professor Death also supports euthanasia, both voluntary and non voluntary against ill human non-persons, such as Alzheimer’s patients.He has also stated that cognitively devastated people should have been used in developing the hepatitis vaccines instead of...
  • Altruistic Infanticide

    08/11/2014 11:55:26 AM PDT · by Edmunds mom · 30 replies
    PhilanthropyDaily.com ^ | 8/11/2014 | Scott Walter
    “Earnestness is stupidity sent to college,” quoth the wise and well-traveled wit P.J. O’Rourke. The line would seem to fit many adherents of the Effective Altruism movement, a trendy subset of the philanthropy world.... The movement’s intellectual guru, Peter Singer [is] best known for his support of infanticide, bestiality (and other forms of “animal liberation”), and necrophilia (as long as it’s consensual).... [There is a] near-perfect parallel between (1) a passage in Singer’s Practical Ethics that justifies killing a disabled infant in hopes of someday having another child “with better prospects of a happy life,” and (2) a historical account...
  • Is Sex outside the Sphere of Morality?

    07/29/2013 5:04:45 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 9 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 30 July 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    "Sex raises no special moral issues at all. Decisions about sex may involve considerations of honesty, concern for others, prudence and so on, but there is nothing special about sex in this respect, for the same could be said of decisions about driving a car. (In fact the moral issues raised by driving a car, both from an environmental and from a safety point of view, are much more serious than those raised by having sex.) Accordingly this book contains no discussion of sexual morality." This is from the introductory pages of Practical Ethics (Amazon US) , (Amazon UK)...
  • The Coercive Freedom of Choice

    05/03/2013 5:31:50 AM PDT · by rhema · 3 replies
    First Things ^ | May 3, 2013 | Wesley J. Smith
    We are becoming a society in which “choice” and self-defined identities trump once-common values and traditional beliefs. But contrary to the rhetoric of its defenders, this shift is not a simple advance for freedom. The privileging of “choice” above all else in fact requires re-engineering the human person and society as a whole, and this will inevitably involve a great deal of coercion. This shift, if it didn’t begin with Roe v. Wade, could be said to have been dramatically accelerated by it. Despite continuing opposition by over 50 percent of the American people, abortion is now universally available, in...
  • Campus bans Ann Coulter, invites professor who calls sex with animals potentially ‘satisfying’

    11/19/2012 9:15:05 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 17, 2012 | Gregg Re
    After effectively barring conservative columnist Ann Coulter from speaking on campus last week, the Jesuit college Fordham University welcomed infanticide and bestiality advocate Peter Singer for a panel discussion on Friday. According to Fordham’s media relations website, Singer, a tenured Princeton bioethics professor, spoke from 4 to 6 p.m. in a panel the university promised “will provoke Christians to think about other animals in new ways.” Singer has long lamented the societal stigma against having sex with animals. “Not so long ago,” Singer wrote in one essay, “any form of sexuality not leading to the conception of children was seen...
  • Australia Awards Infanticide Guru Highest Civic Award

    06/12/2012 4:44:07 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/12/12 | Wesley J. Smith
    This is a disgrace: Peter Singer has won Australia’s highest civic award. From the Princeton press release: Peter Singer, the Decamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University, has been awarded Australia’s highest civic honor. He was appointed Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia “for eminent service to philosophy and bioethics as a leader of public debate and communicator of ideas in the areas of global poverty, animal welfare and the human condition.”Singer is best known for advocating the ethical propriety of infanticide. But that isn’t nearly the limit of...
  • I do not think we need more human beings on this planet: Peter Singer

    04/09/2012 4:19:02 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    Salem News ^ | 4/6/12 | Kourosh Ziabari
    (TEHRAN) - Peter Singer is a world-renowned Australian philosopher and bio-ethicist. He is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and Laureate Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne. Singer specializes in applied ethics and is known for his secular and preference utilitarian viewpoints. In 2004, he was recognized as the Australian Humanist of the Year by the Council of Australian Humanist Societies. Peter Singer holds controversial and widely contested viewpoints regarding abortion, infanticide and euthanasia and has written several articles and books on these subjects. His 1975 book...
  • Wesley J. Smith: Peter Singer Has No Right to Judge Anyone’s Ethics

    03/22/2012 4:13:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 4 replies
    First Things/Secondhand Smoke ^ | 3/22/12 | Wesley J. Smith
    When I read that Peter Singer was going to sit in judgment of the ethics of meat eaters for the ridiculous “The Ethicist” feature of the NYT Magazine, I thought that it figures. I have seen the mainstream media engage in far too much airbrushing of bad people–Kevorkian–and people holding wrong ideas–Singer–to just let it go. So, I decided to put some of what Singer actually believes out there as a refresher course. From “Peter Singer Has No Right to Judge Anyone’s Ethics” in the Daily Caller: Only The New York Times would hold an essay contest about “ethics” and...
  • Planned Parenthood official: medical science is ‘irrelevant’ to question of when fetus is human

    01/12/2012 3:12:53 PM PST · by rhema · 22 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 11, 2012 | John Jalsevac
    In a recent article that has to be read to be believed, Shannon Dea, co-president of Planned Parenthood Waterloo Region, responds to a call by a Canadian member of parliament to have a debate on the humanity of the unborn child, saying: “Medical science is irrelevant to the question of when a fetus becomes a human being — that matter is a legal and philosophical one, not a medical one.” Dea might as well have said that medical science is irrelevant to the question of whether or not a pig is a pig, or an elephant is an elephant, or...
  • Wesley J. Smith: Peter Singer Supports “Universal” Health Care–But Not For Everyone

    09/22/2011 4:06:14 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    First Things/Secondhand Smoke ^ | 9/22/11 | Wesley J. Smith
    I knew there was a catch. Peter Singer opined that broadening health care coverage is an important public good.  (I agree, but it is not a “right.”  Nor, is Obamacare the correct approach.  But those are not the subjects of this post.) Being a utilitarian who advocates valuing the lives of some over those of others (“quality of life” ethic), Singer doesn’t really support “universal” access. First, the give with one hand part;  From the Daily Princetonian story: There are many benefits to universal health care besides saving lives, Singer said. Universal health care, in the long run, would “reduce...
  • Wesley J. Smith: Peter Singer Predictably Against Parents in “Baby Joseph” Futile Care Case

    03/20/2011 9:58:58 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 45 replies
    First Things/Secondhand Smoke ^ | 3/18/11 | Wesley J. Smith
    We have discussed the Baby Joseph futile care case here.  He is the baby who a Canadian hospital wanted to force off life support against the parents will and whose parents want a tracheotomy to help him live longer and at home. The impasse was resolved when the parents were able to move him to a St. Louis hospital.Well, now Peter Singer has come out against the parents.  From his column in the NY Daily News calling continuing care of Joseph “Deeply Misguided: “ Joseph’s parents, who have previously had another child who died from the same disease, objected...
  • He Called Sarah Palin an "Idiot"?

    12/14/2010 6:44:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 122 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2010 | Dennis Prager
    EDITORS NOTE: THERE IS LANGUAGE THROUGHOUT THE COLUMN THAT MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME READERS. THANK YOU. On CNN recently, Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin ("The Social Network," "West Wing") called Sarah Palin an "idiot."Let's see to whom that label applies.Last week in the Huffington Post, Sorkin wrote a column attacking the ex-governor of Alaska and her TLC mini-series reality TV show, "Sarah Palin's Alaska." Sorkin opened with a quote from Palin on the hypocrisy of meat-eaters who condemn hunting for food. He then proceeded with this response: "You're right, Sarah, we'll all just go f--- ourselves now."That non sequitur was the...
  • [Wesley J. Smith] Peter Singer: Views on Infanticide Nothing New–But Just as Bad

    11/28/2010 10:55:10 AM PST · by wagglebee · 3 replies
    First Things/Secondhand Smoke ^ | 11/24/10 | Wesley J. Smith
    This is a followup to my recent post about Peter Singer denying equal moral status to children until after two years of age.Defenders of Peter Singer like to say that we critics are just too dull to really understand what the great man is saying.  And hence, we distort his thinking on issues like infanticide.  But the real problem for Singerphiles is that we understand precisely what he advocates–and more importantly, where such thinking would lead.I make it a habit not to use Nazi analogies.  Singer is not a racist or anti Semite. Nor is he a totalitarian. But he...
  • Wesley J. Smith: Peter Singer Says Full Moral Status Not Earned by Babies “Until After 2 Years”

    11/28/2010 10:45:43 AM PST · by wagglebee · 25 replies
    First Things/Secondhand Smoke ^ | 11/23/10 | Wesley J. Smith
    I was alerted by Nat Hentoff about an assertion made by Peter Singer–as reported in the Catholic Eye–at a  Princeton conference around the abortion question, in which he claims that human beings don’t possess full moral status until after the age of two. I checked it out for myself. Yup. From my transcription of Panel II on 10/15/10 (press “Event Videos,” 20101015-panel two, to link to access streamed session) : Q (beginning at 1:25:22): When discussing at which point after birth we would give full moral status, you gave…a legal or public policy point about practicality… Forgetting the practical...
  • The Greens’ eco-Marxist plan to transform society

    11/15/2010 6:50:06 PM PST · by AustralianConservative · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Australian Conservative ^ | November 16, 2010 | Kevin Andrews
    Unless we understand the ideological foundations of the Greens, we will fail to effectively address the challenge they pose. We will be left debating instrumental outcomes, as if they are based on the same foundations that underpin western civilisation. The Greens are at the cutting edge of a clash within western civilisation itself. The Greens are not a single-issue party. Their objective is “to transform politics and bring about Green government.” As part of a worldwide movement, this objective involves a radical transformation of western culture. In their manifesto, The Greens, Bob Brown and Peter Singer write that the origin...
  • Heavyweight Philosophers Clash at Abortion Conference (“We have to get rid of the idea of evil")

    10/22/2010 2:02:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies
    C-Fam ^ | 10/21/2010 | Terrence McKeegan, J.D.
    PRINCETON, October 21 (C-FAM) A baby's cry, piercing the air from the back of an Ivy League academic hall, offered a disquieting counterpoint to a startling argument for abortion rights. “An infant has no moral status because he is not self-aware,” said Peter Singer, a professor of bioethics.  Singer argued this point at an historic conference he co-organized at Princeton University last weekend, seeking new dialogue on the heated issue of abortion. Remarkably, for a conference examining abortion, there was virtually no discussion about the act of abortion itself.   “We have to get rid of the idea of evil,” said Frances...
  • HUMAN ANIMALS … WHO’S EATING YOUR MEOW MIX?

    09/02/2010 10:59:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    American Life League ^ | 9/2/2010 | Judie Brown
    Many years ago we learned that Princeton’s own Professor Peter Singer had devised a method by which to excuse some human persons from the human race and welcome into it other entities which were in fact animals, not humans. As Professor Dianne Irving pointed out in a speech on the topic,  “Princeton’s Peter Singer—a ‘preference’ utilitarian…argues that some animals have more moral value than young human children or ill, disabled human adults.” Of course Singer is not alone. Most recently he has been joined by a cadre of animal rights activists who have brought their own spin to the question...
  • Wesley J. Smith: Rejection of Human Exceptionalism Threatens to Revive Roman Bioethics

    07/18/2010 11:24:25 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies
    First Things/Secondhand Smoke ^ | 7/17/10 | Wesley J. Smith
    By rejecting human exceptionalism, modern bioethics threatens to destroy human equality and expose the defenseless to killing and exploitation. Take infanticide, which Peter Singer–among others–asserts should be permitted if the baby does not meet the utilitarian interests of the family.  And indeed, in the Netherlands and Flanders, studies show infanticide is ongoing–based on compaaasssssssion, of course.Infanticide is nothing new. The Romans exposed disabled babies on hills and murdered unwanted infants.  More proof of this was recently uncovered in the UK, where a mass grave of murdered infants from the Roman times was uncovered.  From the story: An extensive study of...
  • "I love my kids so much that I didn’t have them."

    06/19/2010 2:39:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies · 525+ views
    Ignatius Insight ^ | June 18, 2010 | Carl Olson
    Peter Singer's June 6th essay for the New York Times about whether or not we should be the "last generation" to humans to live, suffer, and mess up the planet elicited much response (here is my post about it), and Singer has now responded to some of the responders. If nothing else, it confirms what his first essay demonstrated fairly well, despite its relative brevity: Singer's arguments are generally pedestrian and hollow, as well as sometimes incoherent. For example: The claims made by some readers that my essay reveals philosophers to be gloomy, depressed people are therefore wide of the...
  • Peter Singer: ‘Why Not Sterilize the Human Race into Extinction?’

    06/11/2010 9:28:12 AM PDT · by ezfindit · 75 replies · 1,380+ views
    OrthodoxNet ^ | 6/8/2010 | Peter J. Smith
    Singer explains Benatar’s antinatalist philosophy, which bases its moral framework by weighing the consequences of existence, in this way: “everyone will suffer to some extent, and if our species continues to reproduce, we can be sure that some future children will suffer severely. Hence continued reproduction will harm some children severely, and benefit none.” Singer then invites readers to engage in a thought experiment: "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!"
  • 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 (LifeSiteNews.com) – 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...
  • Video: Mother kills newborn, can’t be charged with crime (Abortion Legal till Umbilical Cord is cut)

    12/18/2009 10:18:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies · 2,402+ views
    Hotair ^ | 12/18/2009 | Ed Morissey
    This may be the worst story of the year, at least in reference to domestic policy and crime. How bad is it? When Matt of Creative Minority Report tipped me to it this morning, I had to track it down to make sure it was on the level. A woman in Campbell County, Virginia smothered her newborn infant, and police are powerless to do anything about it: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR VIDEO The caller said a woman in her early 20s was in labor. When deputies arrived, they discovered the baby had actually been born around 1:00a.m., about ten hours...
  • Peter Singer on post birth abortions : In his own words

    10/03/2009 5:35:30 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 17 replies · 1,282+ views
    Salon ^ | June 25th, 2001 | Viktor Frolke
    Question from the bottom of page 2: Most proponents of the right to die would agree with your ideas about euthanasia. But you lose them when you suggest that it's OK to kill a baby before it's 28 days old, because until that time, it is not self-aware and "doesn't have the same right to life as others." Answer: I wrote that in 1995. I have changed my position. Now I believe you should look at every individual case.
  • Is Post-birth Abortion A Possibility? ( Peter Singer )

    09/17/2009 6:09:15 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 11 replies · 670+ views
    Coyote Rant ^ | March 23rd, 2009
    Take Peter Singer, author of "Animal Liberation." This publication has been the inspiration for PETA; featured in the movie "Legally Blonde" and is the animal rights bible to which animal rights activists turn for guidance the same way Christians reference the actual bible. Beyond rights for animals (see if you catch the irony here) Singer believes that abortion should be available for any reason, up to and beyond birth. That's right - if you eat a hamburger, he'll call you a murder, but if you kill a baby he'll say you're doing the right thing. He believes that killing a...
  • Newsweek Makes The Case For Killing Grandma

    09/12/2009 4:37:34 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 190 replies · 4,364+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-12-09 | Curt
    Newsweek, in all of its wisdom, is still arguing that Sarah Palin lied about the death panel provisions in ObamaCare, but we really should have a death panel anyways. The author of the below piece, Evan Thomas, writes that his 79 year old mother wanted to die but the doctors wouldn't let her because the assisted living facility she was staying at was sustained by Medicare. He didn't like this and muses on how we can fix health care in this country by, you guessed it, getting people into hospice care and out of hospitals. People need to die and...
  • Wesley J. Smith: Want to be Popular With the Mainstream Media? Just Advocate Infanticide

    08/22/2009 12:36:26 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies · 740+ views
    First Things/Secondhand Smoke ^ | 8/20/09 | Wesley J. Smith
    Peter Singer is the most popular bioethicist around for the “in crowd” of the MSM.  The New York Times loves him, often offering him its coveted pages within which to engage in punditry, for example in support of medically mutilating a profound disabled girl so she wouldn’t mature. Ditto, the LA Times which let him push infanticide in its pages.  And now CNN brought him in has a health care expert. From the story: This morning, CNN’s American Morning tried to explain health-care rationing. Their guest? Princeton ethicist Peter Singer. The network failed to mention anything about Singer’s extremely controversial background as a euthanasia...
  • Why We Must Ration Healthcare

    08/15/2009 6:50:16 PM PDT · by SCalGal · 124 replies · 2,279+ views
    The New York Times Magazine ^ | 7-15-09 | Peter Singer
    You have advanced kidney cancer. It will kill you, probably in the next year or two. A drug called Sutent slows the spread of the cancer and may give you an extra six months, but at a cost of $54,000. Is a few more months worth that much?
  • Federal Coord, Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research Membership (O'care, death panel?)

    08/15/2009 1:35:30 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 22 replies · 1,550+ views
    HHS ^ | 3-19-09
    Recovery Act Allocates $1.1 Billion for Comparative Effectiveness Research The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today announced the members of the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research. Authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the new Council will help coordinate research and guide investments in comparative effectiveness research funded by the Recovery Act. “Comparative effectiveness research can improve care for all Americans and is an important element of President Obama’s health reform plan,” said HHS Spokeswoman Jenny Backus. “President Obama is committed to openness and transparency and the Coordinating Council will host open meetings and...
  • Why We Must Ration Health Care

    08/10/2009 4:12:10 PM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 47 replies · 1,169+ views
    NY Times ^ | 7/15/09 | Peter Singer
    All the "best people" like Peter Singer, the bioethics professor from Princton who, a few short years ago, was advocating POST-NATAL ABORTIONS! praise Obama's Shovel-Ready Healthcare! Please read his article. You have advanced kidney cancer. It will kill you, probably in the next year or two. A drug called Sutent slows the spread of the cancer and may give you an extra six months, but at a cost of $54,000. Is a few more months worth that much? The costs of the current health care system are becoming increasingly clear, and public sentiment for a more systematic approach may be...
  • Peter Singer’s Kind Of Health Care?

    08/03/2009 9:50:26 AM PDT · by freespirited · 10 replies · 705+ views
    PoliGazette ^ | 08/03/09 | JAson Ar
    My post last week criticizing Princeton ethics professor Peter Singer received a storm of protest, including comments from a much more respectable ethicist professor as well as email that I am fairly confident came from one of Singer’s own adoring graduate students. The primary charge from these defenders of Singer was that I was being unfair to the great man by calling his ethical views morally reprehensible. Almost on cue, however, a story has emerged that provides a concrete illustration of what health care reform using Singer’s principles would look like. Recall that Singer was suggesting that $50,000 was far...
  • Shock: Inside the Healthcare Bill

    07/21/2009 7:14:12 AM PDT · by FromLori · 419 replies · 21,365+ views
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | 7/20/09 | Robert Wenzel
    <p>Following the mad recommendations of Peter Singer made in NYT's Sunday magazine, it pays to take a look at what is actually in the healthcare bill.</p> <p>It's worse than you can possibly imagine. Somehow, it manages to be Singer on steroids. Who wrote this bill. It has Singer's footprints all over it.</p>
  • Why We Must Ration Health Care (Obama media prepping Americans for rationed care)

    07/19/2009 5:47:29 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 113 replies · 2,592+ views
    ny times ^ | 7/19/2009 | peter singer
    You have advanced kidney cancer. It will kill you, probably in the next year or two. A drug called Sutent slows the spread of the cancer and may give you an extra six months, but at a cost of $54,000. Is a few more months worth that much? If you can afford it, you probably would pay that much, or more, to live longer, even if your quality of life wasn’t going to be good. But suppose it’s not you with the cancer but a stranger covered by your health-insurance fund. If the insurer provides this man — and everyone...
  • Why We Must Ration Health Care

    07/16/2009 2:27:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies · 1,247+ views
    NYT ^ | 7/16/09 | PETER SINGER
    You have advanced kidney cancer. It will kill you, probably in the next year or two. A drug called Sutent slows the spread of the cancer and may give you an extra six months, but at a cost of $54,000. Is a few more months worth that much? If you can afford it, you probably would pay that much, or more, to live longer, even if your quality of life wasn’t going to be good. But suppose it’s not you with the cancer but a stranger covered by your health-insurance fund. If the insurer provides this man — and everyone...
  • Why We Must Ration Health Care (You Must Die for the Greater Good- Peter Singer/NYT)

    07/15/2009 10:25:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies · 2,437+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 19, 2009 | PETER SINGER
    You have advanced kidney cancer. It will kill you, probably in the next year or two. A drug called Sutent slows the spread of the cancer and may give you an extra six months, but at a cost of $54,000. Is a few more months worth that much? If you can afford it, you probably would pay that much, or more, to live longer, even if your quality of life wasn’t going to be good. But suppose it’s not you with the cancer but a stranger covered by your health-insurance fund. If the insurer provides this man — and everyone...
  • Ann Coulter: WHY IS RICK WAGONER FIRED AND NANCY PELOSI STILL WORKING? (Nancy and Barney Frank!)

    04/01/2009 2:43:25 PM PDT · by Syncro · 32 replies · 1,971+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | April 1, 2009 | Ann Coulter
    WHY IS RICK WAGONER FIRED AND NANCY PELOSI STILL WORKING?April 1, 2009 Apparently, it's OK for Obama to fire the head of General Motors, but Bush can't fire his own U.S. attorneys. It is generally agreed that the Obama administration's demand that Rick Wagoner resign as chairman of General Motors is the price of GM's accepting government money. To promote the sales of GM vehicles, Obama says the government will stand by your GM car warranty. And all the taxpayers will get a lube job. The new GM owner's manual will come with a disclaimer: "Close enough for government work."...
  • Intelligence no guarantee of goodness

    03/04/2009 1:52:30 AM PST · by MartinaMisc · 4 replies · 422+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | March 4, 2009 | Jeff Jacoby
    PETER SINGER has written a new book. The prominent Australian philosopher, a professor of bioethics at Princeton University, argues in "The Life You Can Save" that residents of the affluent West have it within their power to eradicate extreme Third World poverty and its attendant suffering. By donating money to charity instead of spending it on things we don't really need, he writes, everyone can save lives - and when you fail to do so, he suggests, "you are leaving a child to die, a child you could have saved." Singer told the Wall Street Journal last week that he...
  • Eugenics … death of the defenceless: The legacy of Darwin’s cousin Galton

    02/24/2009 5:42:22 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 15 replies · 1,042+ views
    Creation Magazine ^ | Russell Grigg
    Eugenics … death of the defenceless The legacy of Darwin’s cousin Galton By Russell Grigg Few ideas have done more harm to the human race in the last 120 years than those of Sir Francis Galton. He founded the evolutionary pseudo-science of eugenics. Today, ethnic cleansing, the use of abortion to eliminate ‘defective’ unborn babies, infanticide, euthanasia, and the harvesting of unborn babies for research purposes all have a common foundation in the survival-of-the-fittest theory of eugenics. So who was Galton, what is eugenics, and how has it harmed humanity?...
  • Merciless robots will fight future wars, researcher Peter Singer says

    02/05/2009 4:30:11 PM PST · by Flavius · 43 replies · 4,640+ views
    news ^ | February 05, 2009 | From correspondents in Los Angeles
    ROBOTS will be armies of the future in a case of science fact catching up to fiction, a researcher said today. Peter Singer, who has authored books on the military, warned that while using robots for battle saves the lives of military personnel, the move has the potential to exacerbate warfare by having heartless machines do the dirty work. "We are at a point of revolution in war, like the invention of the atomic bomb," Mr Singer said. "What does it mean to go to war with US soldiers whose hardware is made in China and whose software is made...
  • The Triumph of Peter Singer's Values: Animal Rights More Important Than Human

    07/28/2008 2:27:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies · 164+ views
    Life News ^ | 7/28/08 | Wesley J. Smith
    LifeNews.com Note: Award winning author Wesley J. Smith is special consultant to the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. His current book is Consumer’s Guide to a Brave New World.Peter Singer is the Princeton bioethicist who first broke into the public's consciousness more than thirty years ago with Animal Liberation, a book in which he claimed that granting human beings special privileges based on being human is "speciesist"—discrimination against animals. Instead of society being human centric, he asserted that the lives and well-being of animals deserve "equal consideration" with those of humans. Singer's intent was (and is) to destroy human...
  • Elderly Woman Rescued by Family from NHS Dehydration Order

    07/02/2008 4:42:34 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 23 replies · 859+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/2/08 | Hilary White
    BIRMINGHAM, UK, July 2, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - "Ellen Westwood was due to die in February but her family's Catholic and for them, life is sacred." So begins the television coverage by the BBC of a battle by a Birmingham family to prevent the NHS from dehydrating their mother to death. According to the BBC's report, doctors decided on a Friday in February that Mrs. Westwood was "due to die" by the following Monday, but the family, with the intervention of their priest, fought the order to remove the woman's hydration. Mrs. Ellen Westwood, 88, was in Birmingham's Selly Oak Hospital...
  • Atheism and Child Murder

    05/15/2008 7:13:06 PM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 68 replies · 594+ views
    Townhall ^ | May 12, 2008 | Dinesh D'Souza
    Peter Singer is a calm, lucid and able debater, and our debate at Biola University in Los Angeles on April 25 was lively and hard-fought. Not for nothing is Singer considered a world-class philosopher and advocate. To watch the debate go to dineshdsouza.com and click on my AOL blog. Singer praised me for not simply making assertions of faith or hurling Bible passages at him but rather for using reason and argument to make my case . And I complimented Singer for stepping, so to speak, into the lion's den. (Biola actually stands for Bible Institute of Los Angeles.) Unlike...
  • Pro-Infanticide Professor Peter Singer Gets 20K for Arizona State Speech

    04/28/2008 4:31:44 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies · 43+ views
    Life News ^ | 4/28/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Tempe, AZ (LifeNews.com) -- Arizona State University is coming under fire for inviting controversial infanticide advocate Peter Singer to speak on campus. The Princeton professor will reportedly receive $20,000 for the speech, where the audience will not be allowed to question him on his anti-newborn views. Singer promoted the notion as early as 1984 that parents of disabled newborns be allowed to kill the baby shortly after birth. In some cases, he says newborns with disabilities should absolutely be killed.He expanded on the idea with the publication of his book Should the Baby Live? The Problem of Handicapped Infants...
  • PETA is as sick as Vick

    08/28/2007 8:29:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies · 1,182+ views
    Cincinnati Post ^ | 08-27-2007 | Star Parker
    The Michael Vick dogfighting scandal is morphing into a broader NFL dogfighting scandal, as other NFL players also appear to be involved in this very weird pastime. But as animal-rights groups get more aggressive in their accusations and demands, the whole scene is getting stranger. And the closer you look, the more you see the deep conflicts in core values that fracture our society. among PETA's prohibitions, is the use of animal skins. The ball, as in football, is an inflated leather object endearingly called the "pigskin." Why does PETA oppose existing NFL conduct policy, and not football itself? J.C....
  • Princeton Peter Singer's "Inhuman" Views Have Him Rejected as Speaker at Noted Euro. Conference

    06/18/2007 2:31:34 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 585+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/18/07 | John Jalsevac
    GNIEZNO, Poland, June 18, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Every so many years some of the world's most eminent scholars and religious and political leaders meet in the Polish city of Gniezno to discuss matters pertaining to Europe, especially the uniquely European view of spirituality and the nature and dignity of man.The Gniezno Congress--which traces its roots back to the year 1,000 when Otto III arrived at the tomb of bishop martyr St. Adalbert in the city of Gniezno--is regularly attended by numerous presidents of European Countries, and, in 1997, was attended by the Holy Father John Paul II during his...