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  • US rockets kill 12 Afghan civilians in offensive as Marines scour for bombs (And Protest ROE!)

    02/14/2010 5:55:57 PM PST · by xzins · 77 replies · 2,601+ views
    Associated Press via LocalNet.Com ^ | (AP) 05:26:48 PM (ET), Sunday, February 14, 2010 (MARJAH, Afghanistan) | ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU Associated Press Writer (AP)
    <p>Two U.S. rockets slammed into a home Sunday outside the southern Taliban stronghold of Marjah, killing 12 civilians after Afghanistan's president appealed to NATO to take care in its campaign to seize the town.</p> <p>Inside Marjah, Marines encountered "death at every corner" in their second day of a massive offensive to capture this bleak mud-brick city filled with booby traps, hardcore Taliban fighters and civilians unsure where to cast their loyalty.</p>
  • Rules of engagement mean Marines see victory in holding fire

    02/06/2010 3:26:37 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 42 replies · 958+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | February 7, 2010 | By John Vandiver,
    COMBAT OUTPOST FIDDLER’S GREEN, Afghanistan Sgt. Jefferson Haney is a rarity, and his fellow Marines look at him with just a little bit of envy. The artilleryman with the 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment is one of few who have done what they spent countless hours training for: firing his howitzer at the enemy. “Two rounds on an enemy bunker,” recalled Haney as he stood near the firing line at Fiddler’s Green, a combat outpost in Helmand province. “The bunker was destroyed.” With new and more stringent rules of engagement imposed by Gen. Stanley McChrystal in an effort to reduce...
  • New U.S. air strategy in Afghanistan: First, do no harm

    01/31/2010 1:28:34 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 31 replies · 571+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | January 31, 2010 | Nancy A. Youssef
    NANGAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan — As his commander greeted a local leader in a district government building one day recently, Air Force Technical Sgt. Tyler Woodson, 20, scurried past them and ran up three flights of stairs to the roof. There, Woodson, of Macon, Ga., surveyed the town. He saw children playing soccer in an adjacent field, trucks traveling on the main throughway and, several hundred yards away, a glorious range of mountains touching the sky. He knew that was the best place to drop a bomb from an F-16 — where there was no chance of striking anyone or anything....
  • Justice Roberts Hints He Could Overturn Roe

    01/25/2010 11:34:34 AM PST · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 171 replies · 6,881+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 25 Jan 2010 | Theodore Kettle
    Chief Justice John Roberts last week made it clear that the Supreme Court over which he presides will not hesitate to sweep away its own major constitutional rulings when doing so is necessary to defend America’s bedrock governing document. The announcement of that guiding core principle means two very big things. First, Roberts and his fellow strict constructionists on the court are now armed and ready with a powerful rationale for overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion ruling if Justice Anthony Kennedy or a future justice becomes the fifth vote against Roe. Secondly, successfully placing Roberts atop the high...
  • Afgahnistan: Rules of Engagement that can only lose a war and Obama knows it.

    01/16/2010 8:41:01 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 9 replies · 555+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | January 16, 2010 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The ubiquitous yellow jugs joined to the hips of Florida pool owners are different icons in Afghanistan. They’re the carriers of fertilizer and diesel fuel terrorists use to blow up our boys with roadside bombs called IED’s. Question: “Was it our general and not our President doing the dithering in the 90 days of contemplation before Obama released 30,000 more of our boys to be fed into the maw of a war we refuse to win?” In a recent NPR interview Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman (just returned from being “in country,”) told hostess Renee Montagne he observed our Marines tracking...
  • The Real Rules of War (A must read especially for those who don't know how to wage war)

    12/23/2009 7:37:58 AM PST · by yoe · 38 replies · 1,932+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 23, 2009 | Warren Kozak
    Five years ago, a particularly gruesome image made its way to our television screens from the war in Iraq. Four U.S. civilian contractors working in Fallujah were ambushed and killed by al Qaeda. Their bodies were burned, then dragged through the streets. Two of the charred bodies were hung from the Euphrates Bridge and left dangling. This barbaric act left an impression that our military did not forget: In a special operation earlier this year, Navy SEALs captured the mastermind of that attack, Ahmed Hashim Abed. But after he was taken into custody in September, Abed claimed he was punched...
  • Questions No One Wants to Ask Gen. McChrystal

    12/12/2009 6:22:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies · 1,220+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2009 | Diana West
    Gen. Stanley McChrystal's long-awaited testimony before Congress on the Afghanistan "surge" was, according to one account, "uneventful." The general himself, another story noted, was "a study in circumspection." And questioning from lawmakers was, said a third, "gentle." That's a nice word for it. "Ineffectual" is more like it. Throw in "callous," too, given House members' obligations to constituents in the war zone, operating under what are surely the most restrictive rules of engagement (ROE) in U.S. history. But not a single lawmaker appears to have ventured one question about these dangerously disarming ROEs, which, in Gen. McChrystal's controversial view, are...
  • Military

    11/29/2009 9:19:21 PM PST · by stolinsky · 5 replies · 454+ views
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 11-30-09 | stolinsky
    We now conduct war so that a lawyer can tell a general not to kill an enemy leader, while three SEALs need a lawyer to defend them after completing a successful mission. Wars requite warriors, not lawyers. Anyone who does not know this is a dangerous fool, even if he wears the uniform of a general or an admiral, or sits in the Pentagon or the Oval Office.
  • Pentagon official blames U.S. for al-Qaida attacks

    04/21/2009 5:33:12 AM PDT · by cycle of discernment · 20 replies · 1,027+ views
    Pentagon official blames U.S. for al-Qaida attacks Worked for George Soros, argued for government control of media April 20, 2009 By Aaron Klein © 2009 WorldNetDaily She believes al-Qaida was an "obscure group" turned into a massive threat due to U.S. policies. She's referred to former President Bush as "our torturer in chief" and a "psychotic who need(s) treatment" while comparing Bush's arguments for waging a war on terrorism to Adolf Hitler's use of political propaganda. She's worked on behalf of George Soros' philanthropic foundation. Meet Rosa Brooks, the Obama administration's new adviser to Michelle Fluornoy, the undersecretary of defense...
  • Personhood Movement explodes in 32 states!

    11/01/2009 5:00:57 PM PST · by Lesforlife · 4 replies · 471+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | October 31, 2009 | Chelsea Shilling
    Posted: October 31, 2009 By Chelsea Schilling © 2009 WorldNetDaily A pro-life movement seeking to guarantee basic human rights to unborn babies is exploding in 32 states – and leaders say it could be just the key to nullifying abortion provisions in President Obama's health-care "reform." While abortion was not specifically mentioned in earlier bills under consideration, H.R.3962, unveiled by Nancy Pelosi this week, does in fact state abortion is to be covered. Concerns are mounting that whatever the final form of the legislation, the procedure will become more accessible, requiring health insurance companies to fund abortions. Gualberto Garcia Jones...
  • 8 US Soldiers Killed in Afghan Gunbattle

    10/04/2009 4:31:06 AM PDT · by libstripper · 44 replies · 1,973+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 4, 2009 | LORI HINNANT
    Militant fighters streaming from an Afghan village and a mosque attacked a pair of remote outposts near the Pakistani border, killing eight U.S. soldiers and as many as seven Afghan forces in one of the fiercest battles of the eight-year war.
  • Congressmen Took Obama At His Word Over Invite to Review Health Bill “Line by Line”

    09/17/2009 10:13:17 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies · 743+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-16-09 | Mike's America
    Yet calls and letters go unanswered! President Obama issued the following invitation at a Town Hall meeting he held in July in Raleigh, NC (White House transcript): So I just want everybody to know, Congress will have time to read the bill. They will have time to debate the bill. They will have all of August to review the various legislative proposals. When we come back in September, I will be available to answer any question that members of Congress have. If they want to come over to the White House and go over line by line what's going on,...
  • Report: Rules of engagement led to soldiers’ deaths

    09/16/2009 9:17:37 AM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 25 replies · 822+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | September 16, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Report: Rules of engagement led to soldiers’ deaths By Michelle Malkin  •  September 16, 2009 11:01 AM Dear God (hat tip – Lynn S): NATO-led forces are investigating the death of four Marines in eastern Afghanistan after their commanders reportedly rejected requests for artillery fire in a battle with insurgents, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.Tuesday’s incident was “under investigation” and details remained unclear, press secretary Geoff Morrell told a news conference.A McClatchy newspapers’ journalist who witnessed the battle reported that a team of Marine trainers made repeated appeals for air and artillery support after being pinned down by insurgents in the village...
  • Obama’s new Rules of Engagement are costing American Troops' lives in Afghanistan

    09/11/2009 7:29:33 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 37 replies · 1,835+ views
    The Taliban LOVES Obama, and why shouldn't they?! Obama's new Rules of Engagement (ROE) as Commander-in-Chief provide that protecting Afghan civilians is now to be our military's TOP priority, so that our troops, when fired upon, can NOT return fire if there is a possibility of civilian casualties. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, has implemented Obama's new ROEs and made protecting Afghan civilians his top priority. How can you fight a war when the objective is no longer to win?? So, with our enemies now having the benefit our TOP SECRET interrogation technique manuals...
  • 4 US Marines Die in Afghan Ambush (due to Obama's New Rules of Engagement)

    09/10/2009 6:20:24 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 39 replies · 2,371+ views
    McClatchy News Service ^ | September 9, 2009 | Jonathan Landay
    GANJGAL, Afghanistan — We walked into a trap, a killing zone of relentless gunfire and rocket barrages from Afghan insurgents hidden in the mountainsides and in a fortress-like village where women and children were replenishing their ammunition...Dashing from boulder to boulder, diving into trenches and ducking behind stone walls as the insurgents maneuvered to outflank us, we waited more than an hour for U.S. helicopters to arrive, despite earlier assurances that air cover would be five minutes away... U.S. commanders, citing new rules to avoid civilian casualties, rejected repeated calls to unleash artillery rounds at attackers dug into the slopes...
  • Obama’s Rules Of Engagement In Afghanistan Costing Our Troops Lives

    09/09/2009 4:58:52 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 41 replies · 2,022+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-09-09 | Curt
    Four Marines died yesterday in Afghanistan when the Taliban laid a trap: Four U.S. Marines died Tuesday when they walked into a well-laid ambush by insurgents in Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province. Seven Afghan troops and an interpreter for the Marine commander also died in the ambush and the subsequent battle, which lasted seven hours. Three American service members and 14 Afghan security force members were wounded. It was the largest number of American military trainers to die in a single incident since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion. The battle took place around the remote hamlet of Gangigal, in a valley about...
  • Taliban Ambush in Eastern Kunar Kills 4 US Marines

    09/09/2009 7:34:21 AM PDT · by Saije · 5 replies · 500+ views
    The Captain's Journal ^ | 9/8/2009 | Herschel Smith
    Again, this is a sad day for the Marines, but I sense that there is more here than casualties. Or better said, there is more here than a mere tactical or intelligence failure. I fear that we are attempting to win hearts and minds without the necessary concomitant force projection. We all know that the Anbar experience will not directly apply to Helmand, or Kunar, or anywhere else for that matter. But if we can look past that nuance we can learn from the campaign for Anbar and what lessons it might have for us in Afghanistan.
  • The Abortion Evangelist (Another Late-Term Abortion Puff Piece by Newsweek)

    08/18/2009 11:13:58 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 35 replies · 1,441+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 8/18/09 | Sarah Kliff
    LeRoy Carhart is determined to train as many late-term-abortion providers as possible—or the practice just might die with him..... Leroy Carhart was at his abortion clinic near Omaha when he got the phone call. It was Sunday morning, a little after 10, and the doctor was in surgery. He felt his cell phone vibrate. Carhart ignored it, finishing the abortion before checking his phone. The number for George Tiller's head nurse in Wichita, Kans., flashed on the screen. The timing was unusual; Carhart didn't often hear from Tiller on Sunday mornings. He thought it might have to do with a...
  • Air Force may buzz before bombing in Afghanistan

    08/13/2009 11:51:45 AM PDT · by james500 · 49 replies · 2,497+ views
    AP ^ | 8/13/2009
    The Air Force general in charge of the air war in Afghanistan says a new strategy means warplanes in some cases may be buzzing rather than bombing some insurgents. Lt. Gen. Gilmary Hostage said Thursday that his job is to support the strategy of winning Afghan support as formulated by the new U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal. As part of that, McChrystal imposed restrictions on air power to limit civilian casualties. ... But the three-star general said that at times, it may be better to fly low over enemy forces and disperse them with noisy warplanes that threaten...
  • Abortion and the echo of eugenics

    07/26/2009 3:03:05 AM PDT · by MartinaMisc · 3 replies · 171+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 26, 2009 | Jeff Jacoby
    WHAT DO Richard Nixon and Ruth Bader Ginsburg have in common? Not much linked the former president, who died in 1994, and the associate justice now in her 17th year on the Supreme Court. But each was in the news recently with a cringe-inducing comment about abortion. Those comments are a reminder of the ease with which educated elites can decide that some people’s lives have no value. Nixon was meeting with an aide in the White House on Jan. 23, 1973, when the conversation - recorded on tapes newly released by the Nixon Presidential Library - turned to the...
  • 'Jane Roe' Arrested at Supreme Court Hearing

    07/13/2009 2:11:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies · 938+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 13, 2009 | By Paul Kane
    The woman at the center of the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 abortion rights ruling was arrested today at the confirmation hearing for Sonia Sotomayor, among a wave of anti-abortion protestors who lined the sidewalks outside the Senate office buildings and several of whom made it into the hearing room in an attempt to disrupt the proceedings. Norma McCorvey, 61, of Texas, better known as "Jane Roe" in the famous Roe v. Wade case from January 1973, was arrested after she and another protester started began during the opening statement of Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), according to Capitol Police. McCorvey, whose...
  • 'These Steps Are Covered With Blood' [Jane Roe in Roe v. Wade]

    07/10/2009 10:11:19 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 3 replies · 357+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | July 10th 2009
    'These steps are covered with blood' Her 1973 supreme court case, Roe v Wade, gave every US woman the right to have an abortion. Yet now, Norma McCorvey is prepared to go to prison to help reverse that law. The figurehead of America's anti-abortion movement tells Ed Pilkington what caused this extraordinary change of heart 7 July 2009 The woman standing on the steps of the supreme court in Washington DC is nervous. A harsh sun is beating down on the white marble, threatening to bleach her out of the picture. She looks very small beneath the classical columns of...
  • A Friend Recalls Her Visit to Tiller's Clinic

    06/03/2009 10:18:32 AM PDT · by Callahan · 47 replies · 1,612+ views
    Slate.com ^ | 6/1/09 | Hannah Rosin
    A friend recalls her visit to Dr. George Tiller's clinic. You can read another memory of Dr. Tiller here: It was horrible. We were driving onto the grounds and the protesters were there with their ugly pictures yelling at us. Just yelling. Then we got inside and it was calm, very professional. Those people are miracle workers, every last one of them, from the littlest nurse to the admin guys. They had to know their lives were in danger, and there was security everywhere, but they just wanted to reassure us. The baby had contracted a virus and you could...
  • Would Sotomayor overturn Roe?

    05/28/2009 12:31:53 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies · 667+ views
    hotair.com ^ | May 28, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    When President Obama first selected Sonia Sotomayor as his choice to replace David Souter on the Supreme Court, a few conservatives wondered if Obama might not get his own version of Souter — a judicial appointment who went in the opposite direction than presumed. That seemed like wishful thinking for conservatives with almost no power to deflect her confirmation, but the New York Times says the notion has appeared on the Left as a concern. Given her lack of a track record, some of the people who first cheered the nomination now want some guarantees that Sotomayor will uphold Roe:...
  • Norma McCorvey- the 'Roe" From Roe v Wade - Arrested On Notre Dame Campus (video report)

    05/17/2009 4:10:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies · 3,940+ views
    youtube via FoxNews ^ | May 17, 2009
    <p>Norma McCorvey, the "Roe" from the Roe v Wade Supreme Court Decision, was arrested today on the Notre Dame Campus while protesting the visit by Barack Obama.</p>
  • Norma McCorvey stopped, Father Norman Weslin arrested (again) by Notre Dame University

    05/16/2009 10:04:13 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 12 replies · 1,987+ views
    America's Independent Party ^ | May 15, 2009 | Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt
    View video HERE!
  • Norma McCorvey, the "Roe" in Roe v Wade, NOT arrested at Notre Dame

    05/16/2009 9:46:06 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 98 replies · 3,276+ views
    AIPNEWS.com ^ | May 15, 2009 | Staff
    Breaking News! AIPNEWS.com Exclusive According to AIPNEWS.com correspondents who are on the ground at Notre Dame, as expected, Norma McCorvey, the "Roe" in Roe v Wade, was just arrested on campus as she and others prayed and protested the honors which are being bestowed by the Catholic institution's leaders on pro-abortion politician Barack Obama tomorrow. Apparently there were more than twenty pro-life witnesses who were taken into custody along with Norma McCorvey. We will be updating this story as more information becomes available. If you have additional information on the historic events which are taking place in South Bend, and...
  • ND House Passes Abortion Ban

    02/18/2009 12:30:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 64 replies · 1,776+ views
    KXMC ^ | Feb 17 2009
    North Dakota's House of Representatives has passed a bill effectively outlawing abortion. The House voted 51-41 this afternoon to declare that a fertilized egg has all the rights of any person. That means a fetus could not be legally aborted without the procedure being considered murder. Minot Republican Dan Ruby has sponsored other bills banning abortion in previous legislative sessions - all of which failed. He also sponsored today's bill and says it is compatable with Roe versus Wade - the Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion. (Rep. Dan Ruby, -R- Minot) "This is the exact language that's required by...
  • On 35th Anniversary, Obama Praises Roe v. Wade Precedent

    01/22/2009 3:09:03 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 41 replies · 1,069+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 22, 2009 | Michael Falcone
    "President Barack Obama reaffirmed his commitment to protecting abortion rights on Wednesday, the 35th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, and said that it “stands for a broader principle: that government should not intrude on our most private family matters...”
  • A Message To All Christians, Especially Catholic Women

    10/23/2008 9:07:41 AM PDT · by Candybar · 20 replies · 568+ views
    Christians of The United States of America. Our future is in your hands! It depends on you what will happen to 40-50,000,000 of our future children! Will they die the horrible death of abortion? Or, God willing and you willing, will they be permitted to have the right to life and live a normal life like you and I do!? Here are 10 things that would happen if we elect a pro-abortion/pro-choice president: 1. Roe v. Wade wouild exist for at least another 30 to 40 years by the Supreme Court appointments Obama would make. 2. The "Freedom of Choice...
  • Soldier gets 7 months in deaths of 4 Iraqis (Quote: "I Wanted Them Dead")

    09/19/2008 2:43:04 PM PDT · by xzins · 92 replies · 350+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | September 19, 2008 | Seth Robson
    Soldier gets 7 months in deaths of 4 Iraqis Pretrial agreement results in reduction of court’s sentence of 40 years’ confinement VILSECK, Germany — A Germany-based soldier who testified Thursday that he pulled security while his fellow soldiers killed four Iraqi detainees and "didn’t care" at the time that they would end up dead will spend seven months in prison, for his role in the incident. He also will see his rank reduced to private and receive a dishonorable discharge. A military judge sentenced Spc. Belmor Ramos to 40 years’ confinement in the 2007 slayings after he pleaded guilty to...
  • Witnesses ID three in Iraq detainee deaths (CatchandRelease)

    08/27/2008 8:08:13 PM PDT · by xzins · 24 replies · 233+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | August 27, 2008 | Matt Millham
    Witnesses ID three in Iraq detainee deaths VILSECK, Germany — At least four Iraqis detained by soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division’s 2nd Brigade during a patrol in April 2007 were killed, but none of the four Germany-based U.S. soldiers charged last month in the incident pulled the trigger, according to witnesses who testified at an Article 32 hearing Tuesday in Vilseck. During some seven hours of sworn testimony, soldiers who were on the patrol suggested that the four soldiers charged with conspiracy to commit premeditated murder — Staff Sgt. Jess Cunningham, Sgt. Charles Quigley, Spc. Stephen Ribordy and Spc....
  • 2nd BCT unit had Europe’s deadliest deployment (soldiers accused of murder)

    08/27/2008 7:51:05 PM PDT · by xzins · 6 replies · 137+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | August 28, 2008 | James Warden
    2nd BCT unit had Europe’s deadliest deployment In April 2007, Baghdad was ramping up for what would become the city’s deadliest month for U.S. soldiers. Americans had flooded the city as part of the "surge." Insurgents, including Mahdi Army militia members, weren’t happy. The 51 American deaths during the ensuing fighting made April the worst month in the city up to that point, and more than twice as bad as just two months earlier. The casualties would keep climbing into May and June, when 59 soldiers died in each of those months. April was the same month that American soldiers...
  • OPINION: A New Abolitionism, It is Time to End Abortion

    07/23/2008 4:34:36 PM PDT · by tcg · 21 replies · 69+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 7/24/08 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    South Dakota is only the first State to pass such legislation. many must follow. The legislation was well drafted and supported by a record of legislative findings of fact that includes unassailable medical science which unequivocally affirms that children in the womb are, in fact, human beings and therefore persons. The legislation had and still has overwhelming popular support. That is why it survived efforts by “pro-choice” (read “pro-feticide”) extremists to defeat it through a referendum. Several other States are now said to be ready to follow this example. Some within the pro-life community have speculated that such a courageous...
  • Troops 'ashamed' to wear Aussie uniform

    05/27/2008 10:10:44 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 26 replies · 83+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/27/08 | EPA
    Australian Army chief Peter Leahy has moved to reassure infantry troops frustrated that they are not seeing enough combat. The exclusion of Australia's infantry troops from frontline conflicts, including in Iraq, has left many feeling "ashamed of wearing their Australian uniform", Army Major Jim Hammett has written. The infantry, which makes up about a third of the army's combat forces, had not been assigned offensive actions since the Vietnam War and the special forces were seeing all the combat, he wrote. In a separate article cited by Fairfax newspapers, Captain Greg Colton, second in command of the Sydney-based 3rd Battalion...
  • "Should the Unborn be Considered Human?" A College Student's Final Project

    04/23/2008 4:00:51 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 72 replies · 166+ views
    UAB ^ | 04/23/2008 | Ultra Sonic 007
    Greetings. To those of you who know me, you'll know I've written extensively on the subject of abortion. Should the Unborn be Considered Human? and Abortion Proposal: A Need for Education were my final papers for English 101 and English 102. They both served as the base for my final project in Computer Science 101, where the final grade depended heavily on one's ability to design a website. The instructors said to base your website's final project on a term paper, or any subject of term paper length. My previous two papers on abortion immediately leapt to mind. However, my...
  • Norma McCorvey (Jane Roe) Television Commercial

    03/10/2008 9:33:20 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 4 replies · 502+ views
    VirtueMedia, Inc. ^ | March 10, 2008
    “Norma McCorvey’s testimony is a incredible example of God’s redeeming grace. I commend Norma for her courage to speak out on the evils of abortion and pray that her redemptive story will touch hearts and change minds.” Alan E. Sears President, CEO and General Counsel Alliance Defense Fund
  • ROE-NIN The Fish Eggs Strike Back!

    02/23/2008 6:31:41 PM PST · by dynachrome · 5 replies · 144+ views
    Weekly World News ^ | Feb., 2008 | Jim Grand
    KAMATCHSKAYA, Russia — In this tiny village on the Sea of Okhotsk, veteran fisherman were surprised when they went to harvest the sturgeon eggs used to make famed Kamatchskaya caviar. “My nets were torn to shreds,” said Piotr ‘No Relation’ Stalin, who has been plying these waters for forty years. “So were the nets of every other fisherman. Much to our surprise, the slashes were very clean, as if they had been made with a razor blade.” While the nets were repaired, Piotr’s son, Josef, put on diving gear and went to investigate. What he discovered in the murky waters...
  • McCain and Supreme Court

    01/30/2008 9:07:08 AM PST · by Def Conservative · 42 replies · 104+ views
    One of the most (superficially) persuasive arguments I keep reading for supporting McCain is that several seats on the Supreme Court will, almost surely, become vacant during the next President's term in office. McCain, it is said, will appoint conservative Justices, whereas Hillary (or Obama) will appoint liberal Justices. But, why believe this? There is no evidence for this. McCain clearly does not believe in conservative jurisprudence. After all, this is the man who is responsible for the biggest roll-back of constitutional rights in living memory.
  • "Jane Roe" Endorses Ron Paul

    01/22/2008 9:24:37 AM PST · by Captain Kirk · 48 replies · 212+ views
    Reason ^ | January 22, 2008 | David Weigel
    About an hour ago Norma McCorvey, a.k.a "Jane Roe" from the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, formally endorsed Ron Paul at the Phoenix Park hotel in Washington. Why didn't she endorse a frontrunner like Mike Huckabee? Thank the grassroots: She saw a newspaper ad in Nevada, bought by Paul supporters, using the analogy of the frog and the pot of boiling water to demonstrate what was happening to America. "It touched my heart." That was three weeks ago, and McCorvey keynoted a pro-life Paul rally in Nevada on January 12th, but the campaign made the official announcement today before Paul...
  • COMMENTARY: March, Mourn, Protest, Pray and then VOTE PRO-LIFE, PERIOD

    01/22/2008 5:19:06 AM PST · by tcg · 6 replies · 131+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 1/22/08 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    By denying the pre-eminent right to life and denying to an entire class of people the freedoms both to be born and to have a future, the entire structure of human rights has been put at risk. The recognition of the right to life must be the very first question we consider in evaluating any Presidential candidate in 2008.
  • Generation Next moves beyond abortions

    01/21/2008 12:27:41 PM PST · by Wolf13 · 32 replies · 1,060+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1-21-2008 | Daniel Allott
    With little media fanfare, Hollywood is creating a new genre of films marketed to the prolific ticket buyers who make up its target demographic, teens and young adults. Though not known as a conservative bastion, the movie industry has always been quick to pick up trends that turn a profit. And among America's young people, pro-life is in. Consider the recent sleeper hit "Juno," the story of a precocious 16-year-old who becomes pregnant following a tryst with her best friend. Juno initially contemplates abortion but hesitates after talking with a pro-life counselor. Juno ultimately decides for life, giving her child...
  • Dad's Are Responsible to Not Only Provide, but Protect Their Children

    08/06/2007 3:36:14 PM PDT · by Phil Magnan · 7 replies · 265+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 08/06/07 | Phil Magnan
    Dad's Are Responsible to Not Only Provide, but Protect Their Children Contact: Phil Magnan, Director, Biblical Family Advocates, 619-962-0659 SAN DIEGO, August 6 /Christian Newswire/ -- There is little doubt for most that fathers should provide for their own children. But in spite of this common conviction, there is a great lack of fatherly care for the children that are brought into this world. The Holy Scriptures speak of the fact that those Christian men who do not provide for their own families are worse than those who do not know God. It is also commonly expected that men protect...
  • Marines keep combat rules to themselves [Haditha and Hamdania cases]

    07/31/2007 3:54:49 AM PDT · by RedRover · 24 replies · 1,071+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 31, 2007 | Tony Perry
    CAMP PENDLETON — The war-crime hearings underway here have led to an unusual public airing of some of the Marine Corps' most tightly held combat secrets: the so-called rules of engagement that govern when Marines can use deadly force in Iraq. Testimony thus far suggests the rules are ambiguous and subjective, and leave many Marines feeling they are being hamstrung in their ability to protect themselves by killing or capturing the enemy. < snip > In the Haditha cases, where enlisted Marines killed numerous civilians during a raid, the hearing officer, Lt. Col. Paul Ware, has repeatedly expressed exasperation at...
  • Please call your senators

    07/23/2007 12:26:24 PM PDT · by RolandTignor · 9 replies · 634+ views
    Myself | 7/23/07 | Roland Tignor
    I plan on calling my two senators and these other demoncratic senators in my opposition to this bill. Senator Barbara Boxer who is a demoncrat from California has introduced the following bill into the legislative process. S. 1173: A bill to protect, consistent with Roe v. Wade, a woman's freedom to choose to bear a child or terminate a pregnancy, and for other purposes. You can see who co-sponsored it and what the bill says here: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s110-1173 Here are the co-sponsors: Sen. Max Baucus [D-MT Sen. Jeff Bingaman [D-NM Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA] Sen. Benjamin Cardin...
  • Deadly Hesitation: Gummed-up Rules of Engagement Still in Effect

    07/20/2007 7:39:51 PM PDT · by RTO · 44 replies · 643+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 07-20-2007 | Bill Gertz
    A U.S. military officer said the Army is still putting out rules of engagement (ROE) that are dangerous and could cause U.S. soldiers to get killed in the war on terrorism. Gen. David H. Petraeus, the commander in Iraq, recently expressed concerns that soldiers fighting insurgents and terrorists do not have clear guidance on the use of force. One recent session at the Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School in Charlottesville included an instructor who taught one class that "we must hesitate and be careful when we pull the trigger," the officer said. "They are teaching that even...
  • Haditha: Tale of Three Cities (Update From Marine's Mother)

    06/13/2007 1:22:22 PM PDT · by radar101 · 4 replies · 557+ views
    Democracy Project ^ | 13 JUNE 2007 | Bruce Kesler
    The news coverage of yesterday’s Article 32 hearing at Camp Pendleton of Marine Lance Corporal Justin Sharratt exhibits the different treatment of facts between the New York Times, San Diego’s Union-Tribune and North County Times, and in Haditha. Sharratt’s grand jury-type hearing is the first of the enlisted men charged with murder in the killings at Haditha on November 19, 2005. The New York Times’ report, dateline Camp Pendleton (meaning its reporter was there), is headlined “U.S. Inquiry Hampered by Iraq Violence, Investigators Say.” The entire content is about the dangerous conditions in Haditha when Naval investigators tried to get...
  • Goal of Mississippi amendment? Overturn Roe v. Wade

    05/24/2007 8:08:36 PM PDT · by WileyPink · 51 replies · 1,203+ views
    One News Now ^ | 05/24/2007 | Rusty Pugh
    Many pro-life advocates believe that the only way to truly outlaw abortion in America is to avoid lengthy legislative battles and address the real issue -- recognizing that every human life begins at the moment of conception. That is precisely the aim of an initiative that proposes an amendment to the Mississippi constitution. David Rogers heads the group "The Campaign for the Ultimate Human Life Amendment." The goal of the campaign is simple: change the Mississippi state constitution to recognize that every human life begins at conception -- and hopefully, ultimately overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court...
  • The Ginsburg Worldview

    04/20/2007 3:20:55 AM PDT · by lancer256 · 9 replies · 760+ views
    davidlimbaugh.com ^ | 04/19/07 | david limbaugh
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dissenting opinion in Gonzales v. Carhart illustrates the moral depths and quagmires of irrationality to which the political and cultural left in this country have descended. In Carhart, the United States Supreme Court upheld the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, a limited congressional ban on partial-birth abortion that was shot down by lower federal courts. What stands out in Ginsburg's opinion is not her condemnatory legal critique of the majority opinion, but her philosophical/political assertions. While she pays lip service to the supposedly conflicting interests of the government in "safeguarding a woman's health" versus "preserving...
  • Father Knows Best (Dr. Kennedy's magic prescription for indecisive women)

    04/19/2007 1:19:49 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 659+ views
    Slate ^ | April 19, 2007 | Dahlia Lithwick
    The key to comprehending the Supreme Court's ruling today in Gonzales v. Carhart upholding the federal partial-birth abortion ban is a mastery not of constitutional law but of a literary type. Justice Anthony Kennedy's majority opinion is less about the scope of abortion regulation than an announcement of an astonishing new test: Hereinafter, on the morally and legally thorny question of abortion, the proposed rule should be weighed against the gauzy sensitivities of that iconic literary creature: the Inconstant Female. Kennedy invokes The Woman Who Changed Her Mind not once, but twice today. His opinion is a love song to...