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  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • The Motive Becomes Chillingly Clear (Michael Schiavo)

    03/27/2005 6:31:02 AM PST · by gesully · 244 replies · 7,227+ views
    RenewAmerica.us ^ | March 23, 2005 | Mary Mostert
    When did Michael Schiavo first start trying to kill Terri? Mary Mostert March 23, 2005 Because I try to track down facts before I write about a subject, I have not written about Terri Schiavo and the battle over her condition. What actually happened to Terri back in 1990 that caused her to be the topic of world conversation today? Before we decide to permanently dispose of her, shouldn't we first find out how she got into this predicament? Well, she collapsed, we are told by her husband Michael, in 1990 and was taken to the hospital . Some stories...
  • Why Want Bush Do Something about the cost of gas? (ZOT!!! He awaits orders from Juwish Modz.)

    03/23/2005 4:07:55 PM PST · by John Zell · 175 replies · 8,487+ views
    Gas costs so much. I cant afford it. Why want Bush do something? Don't say he can't. His daddy or his handlers could be on the phone in 2 minutes with the Rothchilds and by 1 week, oil prices would be under $20 and gas would be 1 dollar a gallon. You know it and I know it. Why want he? Do you know? Is there sombody we can call? Plaese advice.
  • Lessons Learned From Schiavo (add your own too--and don't lose FAITH!!!)

    03/26/2005 7:50:17 PM PST · by SaltyJoe · 100 replies · 1,476+ views
    WASHINGTON — State lawmakers outside of Florida have been watching the case of Terry Schiavo (search) unfold day after day, and, in many cases, they say it will likely spur increased focus on similar life-or-death decisions. But whether states will be inspired to pass new laws to avoid the seemingly unending court drama surrounding the Schiavo case is another matter entirely. "I think we need to look at what we already have on the books," said Democratic state Sen. Donnie Trotter of Illinois, a long-time advocate for public health issues. "The (Schiavo) case itself, I truly believed, should have been...
  • Terri: It's not about the "right" to die anymore. It's much worse.

    03/26/2005 6:13:09 PM PST · by -=[_Super_Secret_Agent_]=- · 124 replies · 2,282+ views
    We have moved beyond the debate about the "right" to die. It's much worse then that. The situation right now is this: unelected judges vs elected officials. Who is supreme? Whether you agree or disagree that the person should have the "right" to die is not the matter anymore. The judge, UNELECTED, ordered the starvation of Terri is far more much worse and the precedent for the future of US will be HUGE. Situation like this make me scare to death when I'll be in court knowing that the judges have the power of life and death over me.
  • Dad accuses courts of 'mindset to kill Terri'

    03/25/2005 10:38:48 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 30 replies · 778+ views
    CTV ^ | March 26, 05 | CTV
    Terri Schiavo's life may be fading, but the arguments and turmoil surrounding her fate are not -- as her parents continue their relentless efforts to have her feeding tube reinserted. Emerging from the Florida hospice where his brain-damaged daughter is being cared for, Bob Schindler let reporters know the extent of his frustration. "What you're seeing is textbook example of judicial tyranny," he said late Friday evening, accusing the courts of having, "a mindset to kill Terri." "I think it's disgusting and revolting what these courts have done to her." Just hours earlier, a federal appeals court dealt Bob and...
  • Judge Greer Having fun with The Department of Children and Families in Terri Schiavo Case!

    03/26/2005 4:41:53 PM PST · by Harry Jones · 140 replies · 3,325+ views
    After hearing 1egal argument and being duly advised in the premises, the Court ruled that the executive and judjcial branches of government are separate but equal and that the executive branch is not superior in the area of judicial matters. Page3 From Judge Greer's Order against Fla Dept Family Services! http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/news/noticeoffiling.pdf
  • Report: Jeb Sent Agents to Rescue Terri

    03/26/2005 3:47:20 PM PST · by Cherokee Conservative · 116 replies · 2,833+ views
    News Max ^ | March 26, 2005 | News Max Wire
    The Miami Herald reported Saturday that Florida Gov. Jeb Bush sent a team of state agents Thursday to rescue Terri Schiavo - but it was stopped short by local police. "We were ready to go," Bush spokesman Jacob DiPietre told the Herald.Doctors say that unless her feeding tube is reinserted, Schiavo, 41, will die a week or two after March 18. That is when a judge ordered it removed, having siding with Schiavo's huband's argument that Terri would have preferred it that way.On Saturday, the Herald reported that local police in Pinellas Park, the small town where Schiavo lies at...
  • Parents Seek to Give Schiavo Communion

    03/26/2005 4:12:10 PM PST · by wagglebee · 212 replies · 3,639+ views
    My Way News ^ | 3/26/05 | MITCH STACY/AP
    PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) - After another round of losses in the courts, Terri Schiavo's parents kept watch over their dying daughter Saturday, seeking permission to give her Easter communion as their attorneys acknowledged the fight to reconnect the brain-damaged woman's feeding tube was nearing an end. Attorneys for Bob and Mary Schindler decided not to file another motion with a federal appeals court, essentially ending their effort to persuade federal judges to intervene - something allowed by an extraordinary law passed by Congress. But at least three more appeals loomed by the Schindlers and Gov. Jeb Bush. Schindler attorney...
  • "LETTER FROM BIRMINGHAM JAIL" (and how it relates to Terri)

    03/26/2005 4:40:01 PM PST · by Tribune7 · 20 replies · 658+ views
    The King Center ^ | April 16, 1963 | Martin Luther King Jr.
    My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling present activities "unwise and untimely." (snip) You deplore the demonstrations taking place in Birmingham. But your statement, I am sorry to say, fails so express a similar concern for the conditions that brought about the demonstrations. (snip) One may ask: "How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?" The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a...
  • A Drama Unfolds

    03/26/2005 12:02:30 PM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 16 replies · 524+ views
    tothesource.org ^ | March 23, 2005 | Wesley J. Smith
    Regardless of who you believe, Terri Schiavo's parents or her husband, WHY do we treat convicted murderers better than we are treating Terri? Dear concerned citizen, Imagine if you will, that convicted cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal had a bad lawyer during his murder trial. Assume further that when the new lawyer took over the case, she found credible evidence not originally presented on Jamal's behalf, evidence which could cast reasonable doubt upon the guilty verdict. And then imagine that despite this newly uncovered evidence, one court after another obstinately refused to permit a new trial so that the new...
  • Nazis Used Starvation to Kill

    03/26/2005 4:23:47 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 224 replies · 3,790+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | Saturday, March 26, 2005 6:22 p.m. EST
    Saturday, March 26, 2005 6:22 p.m. EST Nazis Used Starvation to Kill Confounding all conventional wisdom and human experience, many liberal groups and even some medical experts have argued for Terri Schiavo’s death. They claim that starvation and dehydration is not painful or discomforting for her or anyone undergoing the experience. In fact, they allege that such victims begin to experience "euphoria” as the victims draw close to death. If such claims are true, we may have to rewrite the history of such notorious events as the Holocaust – where starvation was the key process by which millions died and...
  • Doctors spar on degree of Schiavo's awareness; sharp words by some

    03/26/2005 4:05:26 AM PST · by Destro · 38 replies · 987+ views
    The Ledger.com ^ | Thursday, March 24, 2005 | MALCOLM RITTER
    Published Thursday, March 24, 2005 Doctors spar on degree of Schiavo's awareness; sharp words by some By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer Is there any doubt that Terri Schiavo is in a persistent vegetative state? Yes, argue those fighting to keep her alive, including Gov. Jeb Bush. Doctors have sparred about this before in court, and the most recent ruling upheld the diagnosis. The issue arose again this week when a neurologist, Dr. William Cheshire of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., said in a court document that he believed it's more likely that Schiavo is in a "minimally conscious...
  • THE TERRI SCHIAVO CASE: THE 'TUBE DOCTORS': Device's inventors never foresaw ethical dilemma

    03/26/2005 4:21:35 AM PST · by madprof98 · 31 replies · 796+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 3/26/05 | Joe Milicia (AP)
    Cleveland --- The doctors who created the current technique for inserting feeding tubes into patients say there are no easy answers in the case of Terri Schiavo and use of the procedure has gone far beyond its original purpose. The insertion of feeding tubes required major surgery until Dr. Michael Gauderer, now director of surgery at Greenville Children's Hospital in South Carolina, and Dr. Jeffrey Ponsky developed a technique in 1979 intended to help infants and children who couldn't swallow. Today, it's used more than 250,000 times a year and has become an integral part of end-of-life care. Feeding tubes...
  • (Vanity) Fox & Friends Still Touting Phony Schiavo Poll Numbers; Ghoulish Ratner; a Coming Backlash?

    03/26/2005 4:51:24 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies · 801+ views
    Fox & Friends Weekend | governsleast governsbest
    Despite evidence that the ABC poll on Terri Schiavo used misleading statements to push people toward certain responses, there was Juliet Huddy on Fox & Friends Weekend this morning parroting the poll results that ostensibly show that three quarters of Americans oppose Congress' involvement and believe those supporting the legislation were politically motivated. Huddy offered the poll results as fodder to Jim Pinkerton and the noisome Ellen Ratner during their "The Long and the Short of It" segment. As she did last week, Ratner managed to keep a hideously inappropriate smile on her face throughout the segment. She rejected Pinkerton's...
  • The Rule of Terri's Case Strikes Again. -2004- Judge Greer's crimes

    03/26/2005 5:14:38 AM PST · by dennisw · 40 replies · 2,015+ views
    discovery institute ^ | January 30, 2004 | By: Wesley J. Smith
    The Rule of Terri's Case Strikes Again By: Wesley J. SmithThe Weekly StandardJanuary 30, 2004 The "Rule OF Terri's Case" has struck again. The term was coined by Pat Anderson, attorney for Terri Schiavo's parents Bob and Mary Schindler, who complained: "If following a legal procedure will likely result in Terri dying, it will be adhered to. But if a procedure could make that outcome more difficult to attain, it will not be followed." Anderson's complaint has ample evidentiary support. For example, under Florida law, Terri should have a court-appointed guardian ad litem to exclusively represent her interests. But,...
  • (Vanity)Terri Schiavo: My insignificant little protest (I believe this is what's called "a vanity")

    03/26/2005 5:50:04 AM PST · by Humblebum · 13 replies · 508+ views
    March 26, 2005
    I like Americans in the main. Of course there's some I don't like, but on the whole as a people I've seen more good than bad. But in the famous words of Edmund Burke, "All that's necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing." This summer I was planning to bring my family over to Florida for a long holiday. Not now. I refuse to take my family to and spend my money in a place that murders one of its citizens and forces her mother & father watch....
  • Michael Schiavo lawyer gave to judge's campaign

    03/26/2005 5:56:39 AM PST · by MatrixMetaphore · 32 replies · 738+ views
    Global News Matrix ^ | March 26, 2005 | MatrixMetaphore
    The judge who tried the Terri Schiavo case and most recently rejected Gov. Jeb Bush's request to intervene, received a campaign contribution from the lawyer pressing for the brain-injured woman's death, raising questions of a conflict of interest. According to Florida's Department of State, Pinellas County Circuit Court Judge George W. Greer received a contribution of $250 for his 2004 re-election campaign from Felos & Felos, the law firm of George Felos. Felos, known as a "right-to-die" advocate, represents Terri Schiavo's estranged husband, Michael Schiavo, who won a court order from Greer to have the woman's life-sustaining feeding tube removed...
  • Greer Got Donation From Mike Schiavo's Lawyer (Word is spreading)

    03/26/2005 6:09:37 AM PST · by ArmyBratproud · 51 replies · 1,825+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | March 25, 2005
    The Center for Reclaiming America, an organization backed by the Rev. D. James Kennedy, reported that a serious conflict of interest may exist for the Florida state judge who is ruling on the Terri Schiavo case. The report from the center follows: As if the circumstances surrounding Terri Schiavo could not get any more suspicious, the Center for Reclaiming America has uncovered evidence that Pinellas-Pasco County Circuit Judge George W. Greer accepted a campaign contribution from the law firm of Michael Schiavo’s attorney only one day after "Terri’s Law" was declared unconstitutional by a Pinellas county court. This appears to...
  • Schiavo's Condition Holds Little Chance of Recovery [NYT alert]

    03/26/2005 6:10:08 AM PST · by mathprof · 27 replies · 689+ views
    New York Times ^ | 3/26/05 | BENEDICT CAREY and JOHN SCHWARTZ
    At the center of the debate over Terri Schiavo's fate is the question of her diagnosis: Is she in a persistent vegetative state, or in a milder state of brain damage called minimal consciousness? And in either case, does she have any chance to regain awareness? While a few neurologists say it is possible she has been misdiagnosed, an overwhelming majority say there is little room for disagreement. Patients who have suffered brain damage from oxygen deprivation - like Ms. Schiavo, whose heart briefly stopped in February 1990 - almost never recover if they have remained in a vegetative state...
  • It's not just Terri Schiavo dying in that hospice...it's America

    03/26/2005 6:10:19 AM PST · by eLibrarian · 7 replies · 336+ views
    Yesterday, I reported on a document signed by national leaders which called for the dissolution of the government. The entry was also partially posted (the first paragraph) on FreeRepublic. We deal with a nation that has drifted far from what the Founding Father's intended or wished, and the responses to the post are very illustrative of that fact. “Fruitcake.” “He should try Xanex.” “Uh-huh, ‘dissolve’ the government. Like ‘they’ are just going to go away quietly?” “Step away from the Bong.” The document I was referring to, which I linked to, is the Declaration of Independence. A document which states:...
  • MICHAEL SCHIAVO'S lies and contradictory testimony in easy to read format

    03/26/2005 6:12:25 AM PST · by dennisw · 78 replies · 5,499+ views
    zimp ^ | zimp
    Marriage Vows    Testimony of Michael Schiavo November 5, 1992 Medical Malpractice Trial November 19, 1993 Deposition of Michael Schiavo   Larry King Live aired October 27, 2003 Page 26                                                   Page 3 - 6 KING: True, you have a girlfriend? SCHIAVO: Yes. And I am very fortunate... KING: Does it hurt the situation, do you think, as the way the public might look at you? SCHIAVO: From their side, I'm sure. But you know something? I'm fortunate to have two women in my life that I love very much. My girlfriend right now has done more for Terri than her...
  • Friend: Terri Often Had Bruises

    03/26/2005 6:33:49 AM PST · by traderrob6 · 284 replies · 3,381+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/26/05 | Limbacher
    The more information that trickles out concerning the relationship of Michael and Terri Schiavo the more disfunctional it appears to have been. A close friend of Terri Schiavo's said that she often appeared bruised in the months before she was found unconscious in her St. Petersburg, Florida home on Feb. 25, 1990.[snip] "I did notice bruises on her upper arms and upper legs," Jackie Rhodes told Fox News Channel's Greta Van Susteren. Rhodes and Schiavo worked together at a local insurance office.[snip] At the time, Rhodes said, she attributed Terri's frequent bruising "to maybe running into the desk at work...
  • Judge Greer installs millions of Americans in Terri's body

    03/26/2005 6:55:56 AM PST · by steampower · 25 replies · 493+ views
    26 March 2005 | James F. Rowland
    A week ago I had no real idea of what it is like to be in Terri's body. Today, thanks to Judge George Greer, I'm beginning to understand. I'm crying out, but no one can hear me. I want to get up and walk out of this nightmare, but my legs won't move me. I want to scream at the man who is responsible for this, but he is out of range of my voice. He won't come near me. The coward. I'm totally helpless. And I'm so thirsty, thirsty for justice, but no one is giving me any. I...
  • The Politics of the Schiavo Case

    03/26/2005 7:11:57 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 8 replies · 556+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4 April 2005 | Jeffrey Bell & Frank Cannon
    IN HER 1993 NOVEL The Children of Men, P.D. James depicts the world of 2021. A mysterious infection has rendered humanity infertile--the last baby is believed to have been born in 1995--yet British authorities move forward with their program of "voluntary" euthanasia for the elderly and others who cannot meet society's standards for "quality of life." The euthanasia program, called the Quietus, involves an inspirational, music-accompanied mass march into the sea, and is depicted by the authorities as pleasant, gentle, even euphoric. But a single old woman changes her mind at the last minute, and has to be clubbed to...
  • 63% in Florida oppose government intervention in Schiavo case

    03/26/2005 7:15:20 AM PST · by Drango · 347 replies · 4,696+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | March 26 2005 | Rafael Lorente
    WASHINGTON -- By a margin of almost 2-to-1, likely Florida voters feel strongly that Congress and President Bush should have stayed out of the battle over Terri Schiavo's fate, according to a new poll conducted this week for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and Florida Times-Union.
  • Police Confront Police In Schiavo Case

    03/26/2005 7:24:28 AM PST · by Pendragon_6 · 78 replies · 2,189+ views
    PINELLAS PARK, Fla., March 26 (UPI) -- Police in Pinellas Park, Fla., this week defied state officers in a dispute in the Terri Schiavo case, the Miami Herald reported Saturday.The confrontation reportedly occurred Thursday when local officers were ordered to transport Schiavo to a hospital so her feeding tube could be re-inserted. The face-off nearly led to a "showdown," sources told the Miami Herald, which reported the confrontation in its Saturday editions. Agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Department of Children & Families advised local police and sheriff's deputies they were e route to the hospice,...
  • Why Judicial Appointments Do NOT Matter (Schiavo)

    03/26/2005 11:56:14 AM PST · by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide · 101 replies · 2,237+ views
    2005-03-26 | UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide
    One more reason in a long history that judicial appointments will not solve the problem of leftist judges and judicial tyranny was seen on Mar. 23, 2005, in the request for emergency rehearing of the 11th Circuit en banc of the case of Schiavo v. Schiavo when George W. Bush recess appointment William H. Pryor, Jr., voted AGAINST rehearing. Rather than joining in the cogent and spirited dissent of Judge Tjoflat or associating himself with the dissent of Judge Wilson (a Clinton appointee) in the original three-judge panel, he voted with the majority in the 10-2 denial of rehearing. Judge...
  • Why did Michael Schiavo wait EIGHT YEARS to fulfill his wife's "wishes"?

    03/26/2005 12:11:03 PM PST · by TexasRainmaker · 29 replies · 902+ views
    Generation Why? ^ | March 25, 2005 | Jason Smith
    First, this case has boiled down to Michael Schiavo's testimony that it was Terri Schiavo's wish not to be put on life-prolonging technologies, including feeding tubes. He and his attorney said Terri made it clear years ago that she would not want to live in such a condition -- even though she never made a living will. They said she once made the comment to her best friend after seeing a movie in which a character was in such a state. "She said, 'No tubes for me,' " Michael Schiavo said. Her feeding tube was inserted on February 25, 1990....
  • URGENT: EMAIL PRES BUSH REQUESTING PRES PARDON FOR TERRI SCHIAVO

    03/26/2005 12:44:17 PM PST · by oremus · 55 replies · 2,267+ views
    3/26/05 | Oremus
    Please cut/paste this sample email to the President requesting a Presidential pardon for Terri Schiavo, sign your name/addy, and then forward to everyone you know (and alert by phone call if possible to the email so they can take action immediately). This may be our last hope. Please pass this on to all lists you may be on here and elsewhere. Thank you. Subject: URGENT: PRESIDENTIAL PARDON FOR TERRI SCHIAVO To: President George Bush Subject: Need for Presidential order or pardon Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2005 10:39:05 -0700 It is clear after the confrontation of state and local police concerning...
  • When Did Michael Shiavo First Start Trying to Kill Terri?

    03/26/2005 1:00:05 PM PST · by BellStar · 170 replies · 5,381+ views
    Because I try to track down facts before I write about a subject, I have not written about Terri Shiavo and the battle over her condition. What actually happened to Terri back in 1990 that caused her to be the topic of world conversation today? Before we decide to permanently dispose of her, shouldn’t we first find out how she got into this predicament? Well, she collapsed, we are told by her husband Michael, in 1990 and was taken to the hospital . Some stories say she had a heart attack. Other stories, including a medical report by Dr. William...
  • I'm so tired of Terri threads, I'm posting one.

    03/26/2005 1:45:52 PM PST · by k2blader · 25 replies · 839+ views
    So there!
  • Terri Schiavo: America`s Death Wish

    03/26/2005 2:13:03 PM PST · by Hugenot · 140 replies · 2,348+ views
    SeaMax news ^ | 3/26/2005 | Fr. Michael Reilly
    Perhaps one of the most disturbing elements of the Terri Schiavo case is the polling data that reveals most Americans favoring the removal of her feeding tube and opposing the actions of Congress. I cannot help but believe that many Americans support removing the feeding tube because they have done it to a loved one and they do not want their consciences pricked. Unfortunately, these poll numbers indicate that Schiavo is just one of perhaps millions in the United States who are put to death because they are a “burden.” It’s also disturbing that so many Americans oppose congressional intervention....
  • Harvard Bioethics Society Debates Schiavo Issue

    03/26/2005 2:22:50 PM PST · by restornu · 26 replies · 903+ views
    Harvard Independent - News ^ | 3/24/05 | By Steve Lee
    As the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied another bid Tuesday to restore a feeding tube to Terri Schiavo, who has been unhooked from food and water since Friday, time may be running out for Bob and Mary Schindler, whose efforts to keep their comatose daughter alive against the wishes of her husband has constituted an international topic of debate over the last fifteen years. One group conducting such discussion is the new Bioethics Society, an interfaculty group in which students in any Harvard school who are interested in bioethics can meet t o discuss topics and locate...
  • Dr Kervorkian and Michael Schiavo (please help me out here)

    03/26/2005 2:39:03 PM PST · by Caravaggio · 13 replies · 1,092+ views
    Self | 3/26/2005 | Caravaggio
    I asked this on a thread but got no response and would really like an answer if someone could help. How come Jack Kervorkian got jailed for helping people to die (who admittedly ASKED to die) yet Michael Schiavo is getting away with it? Could this be a legal avenue for Terri's parents to go down? I mean, until a bill is passed that makes euthanasia illegal, killing someone (EVEN IF THEY ASKED FOR IT) is still a crime, right? Terri was not dying so this is a deliberate act of killing - euthansia (this can be certified even by...
  • Protests Outside Schiavo Hospice Chaotic

    03/26/2005 3:08:40 PM PST · by ma bell · 445 replies · 5,987+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 3/26/05 | JILL BARTON,
    When Johnson arrived, a police officer demanded identification; she had none. And after a hospice employee cleared her, another officer halted her for a search with a metal detector. The delays lasted three to four minutes — the last of her grandfather's life. "It's a terrible, extra obstacle to put in front of a family. ... Everything is about Schiavo," Johnson said. "It's all about her and in my family's case, it cost us dearly." Woodside Hospice has 70 patients besides Schiavo, whose parents are desperately trying to have her feeding tube reconnected. Dozens of protesters have arrived from across...
  • Schiavo Case Tests Priorities Of GOP

    03/26/2005 3:13:41 PM PST · by Crackingham · 58 replies · 1,276+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 3/26/05 | Shailagh Murray and Mike Allen
    A week after their unprecedented intervention in the Terri Schiavo case, Republican congressional leaders find themselves in a moral and political thicket, having advanced the cause as a right-to-life issue -- only to confront polls showing that the public does not see it that way. "How deep is this Congress going to reach into the personal lives of each and every one of us?" asked Rep. Christopher Shays (Conn.), one of only five Republicans in the House to vote against the Schiavo bill. Republican lawmakers and others engaged in the debate say an internal party dispute over the Schiavo case...
  • One Last Legal Loophole for Terri

    03/26/2005 3:17:50 PM PST · by eartotheground · 22 replies · 759+ views
    eartotheground | 3/26/05 | eartotheground
    I have one more try which sounds crazy until you read thru the whole thing and think about it. It is a long shot but here goes. Motion for TRO in the matter of Schiavo etc The Florida Department of Motor Vehicles maintains an organ donor registry. Every licensed driver in the State of Florida has the ability to designate him/her as an organ donor. This designation is accepted in the State of Florida as an advance directive, which provides consent to organ donation. Appellant, Terri Schiavo, is or was a licensed driver in the State of Florida. A determination...
  • Terri Schiavo And The Culture Of Death

    03/26/2005 4:07:21 PM PST · by Lindykim · 48 replies · 1,297+ views
    Christian Underground ^ | Mar 26, 2005 | Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas
    --- Terri Schiavo and the Culture of Death Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas March 25, 2005 "But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death." (Proverbs 8:36) America as of late has been inundated with a steady dose of death. Innocent blood is flowing unabated throughout our nation. It appears that the American dream of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness is hemorrhaging and becoming a nightmare right before our very eyes. The nightly news lists the litany of woe and murderous rampages that are savaging our land. "Four dead in Dallas," "Four...
  • Easter 2005

    03/26/2005 3:34:39 PM PST · by thompson · 29 replies · 581+ views
    self | 26 Mar 05 | Thompson
    Easter 2005 How ironic that on this day recognizing the resurrection, our country, which was founded on the principles of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, a woman may die because this same government 229 years later has ordered her to suffer a slow and painful death. Worse, no one in our nation of cowards in government has the testicular fortitude to do the right thing and instead play political football with an innocent and helpless woman’s life. I can’t help but think now, especially given the Florida governor’s actions in asking the court’s permission to take Terri Schiavo...
  • Is this editor liberal or conservative?

    03/26/2005 2:52:47 PM PST · by gorush · 98 replies · 2,299+ views
    Juneau County (Red) Star Times | March 26, 2005 | Rhonda Siebecker
    The following is a political cartoon that was selected (or at the very least, approved) by the editor of our local paper. Apparently people other than myself cancelled their subscriptions. I intend to send a link to this thread to her.
  • Let her live/Don't let her live - Where do the media & others stand on this issue?

    03/26/2005 3:05:53 PM PST · by my_pointy_head_is_sharp · 94 replies · 1,327+ views
    Kill her/Don't kill her - Where do the media & others stand on this issue? Please add to this list. Let's keep it alphabetical so we can easily find names. Don't Kill Her Art Bell President George Bush Governor Jeb Bush Alan Dershowitz (believe it or not!) John Gibson Nancy Grace Joe Scarborough Randall Terry Kill Her Deepak Chopra Attorney George Felos Barney Frank If you have knowledge regarding the following media people & others, please put them on the appropriate list. Please don't make assumptions (as with Alan Dershowitz above). You have to have actually heard the words come...
  • Death by Starvation

    03/26/2005 11:59:06 AM PST · by wotan · 10 replies · 625+ views
    Defending Truth ^ | 3/24/05 | Brian Monahan
    Death by Starvation In an effort to justify the murder of a mentally disabled person ABC Health describes the starving death of Terri Schiavo as a process that is “very serene”. The article, written to assure readers that death by starvation is humane, ignores the reality of starvation pain for a conscious person such as Terri. The described serenity contradicts reality and medical knowledge. Neurologist William Burke described death by dehydration in Wesley J. Smith’s book, Forced Exit:   “A conscious person would feel it [dehydration] just as you or I would. They will go into seizures. Their skin cracks,...
  • BLACKHEART SOWN: Starvation Politics (Vanity)

    03/26/2005 1:51:26 PM PST · by Joe 6-pack · 19 replies · 530+ views
    Self ^ | 03/26/05 | Self
    ”What we call Man's power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument." - CS Lewis"Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable." - GK Chesterton"Must hunger become anger and anger fury before anything will be done?" - John SteinbeckA hungry man is not a free man. - Adlai StevensonIn August 1992, the United Nations embarked upon a humanitarian relief effort to which the U.S. Government eventually saw fit to commit the lives of...
  • Pride or prejudice? Terri's plight...Stop the BS!

    03/26/2005 12:44:12 PM PST · by pageonetoo · 753 replies · 10,453+ views
    Multitudes of postings | 3/26/2005 | self
    I am a Christian. I call myself conservative. I vote for Republican candidates, and helped elect (and re-elect) George Bush and his dad, with my vote, and my pocketbook. I am tired of the people who know what is right. I studied the Bible in a formal setting (Bible college), and have been brought up with the teachings of the church. Why is this hysteria taking place? Is it because a Florida judge has ruled on a valid law, or that we disagree wth him and that law? Are we taking a biblical approach to this situation? Do we believe...
  • Terri Schiavo: A Living Sermon for Good Friday

    03/26/2005 5:47:26 AM PST · by tessalu · 84 replies · 648+ views
    U S Newswire ^ | March 25, 2005 | staff
    Contact: Jerry Horn of the Priests for Life, 540-785-4733 WASHINGTON, March 25 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Priests for Life today sent the following talking points to every Catholic priest in the country for use in Good Friday homilies today. Fr. Frank Pavone, who has been training priests nationwide on pro-life issues since 1993, said, "I am confident that many priests will preach about Terri today, and will call for cultural and political change to prevent people like her from being starved to death." 1. Terri has no terminal illness and has not been in a coma. I visited with Terri on...
  • Don't Feel Sorry For Terri

    03/26/2005 12:31:24 PM PST · by BJungNan · 76 replies · 1,825+ views
    GoGov Editorial 1 ^ | March 26, 2005 | Russell Betts
    Don't Feel Sorry For Terri by Russell Betts (March 26, 2005) What a mess this country has found itself in as it wrestles with the Terri Schiavo starvation. It results from our diminished value of life and the continual move towards cheapening it - at least when it comes to human life. When it comes to animals, there seems to be little debate or confusion. And only a small minority seemingly thinking that whatever you to to an animal is okay. Starve an animal to death, weather it be a dog left tied to a tree neglected of food or...
  • Terri Schiavo's Death Will Be an Atrocity

    03/26/2005 12:05:54 PM PST · by wagglebee · 147 replies · 2,457+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/26/05 | Kathleen Antrim
    There is a tremendous amount of suffering in the world. In the United States the suffering of Terri Schindler-Schiavo and her family has been the lead news story for weeks. Now it's the Christian Holy Week, where the suffering of Jesus is the religious focus of Christians around the globe. Even Terri's maiden name, Schindler, is a reminder of the millions who suffered under Hitler. If you'll recall, Oskar Schindler was the man who rescued a thousand Jews from Nazi persecution and death. On Fox News, the Schindler family's spiritual adviser, Brother Paul O'Donnell, drew a parallel between the plight...
  • ***Where Is Our Hero?***

    03/26/2005 12:23:31 PM PST · by The Wizard · 46 replies · 880+ views
    Stardate: 0503.26
    Where is he, or she or they? Where are they..... Everything in every film or TV show I have seen for 50 years always has the American Hero, the one who bucks the tide and LEADS us to new heights....Of Course it will break new ground, but my fellow Americans......That's what we do....Where Is Our HeroIn America in 2005, we don't starve people to death, for anyone...not spouse, preatcher or senator.....This is America, and We as a people better not allow this woman to be put down when others, on their own will take her.....I say the solution is:Give her...
  • Aside from killing a disabled woman, what’s the controversy?

    03/23/2005 11:00:46 AM PST · by MHGinTN · 280 replies · 3,782+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | 5/23/2005 | Marvin Galloway
    Aside from killing a disabled woman, what’s the controversy? A cousin asked me the other day, “What’s this Terri Schiavo thing all about down in Florida?” I did my best to catch cousin up to speed on the history of the plight. While on line, a newbie at FreeRepublic cited four points over which the newbie needed confirmation or correction. I did my best to address the problems with the perspective expressed in the four points of interest as stated by the poster. Clearly, there are different levels to this issue; this is not a simple controversy lending itself to...