Monthly Archives: January 2012

Today’s Posts

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NJ parents see hope after transplant denial outcry
Get Drunk at a Starbuck or Just have a Good Time
Islamic parents found guilty of murdering daughters
Drudge ‘all in’ for Romney, says activist
Obama’s graduation ‘mandate’ questioned
Government Paying those Who Abuse Chidren

NJ parents see hope after transplant denial outcry

A 3-year-old girl whose parents claimed she was denied a kidney transplant at one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals because of her mental disability is now being considered for the procedure, her father said Tuesday.

Joseph Rivera said he and his wife, Chrissy, met with doctors at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on Friday and were told they are now willing to consider a transplant for their 3-year-old daughter, Amelia. The Stratford, N.J., family said doctors initially told them their daughter wasn’t eligible for a transplant because of a mental disability.

“At this point, we’re moving forward,” Rivera said in an interview with The Associated Press. “They are allowing us at least to go through the process.”
( NJ parents see hope )

Get Drunk at a Starbuck or Just have a Good Time

The Starbucks coffee chain plans to sell beer and wine in as many as 25 of its U.S. locations in an experiment to boost sluggish evening sales.
“Responding to customer feedback for more options to relax in its stores in the evenings, Starbucks Coffee Company today announced plans to bring wine, beer and premium food offerings to a handful of locations in Atlanta and Southern California by the end of this year,” Starbucks said in a news release Jan. 23.

Customers already can purchase beer and wine in some Seattle locations, and Starbucks previously announced plans to expand the offerings to some Chicago stores.
( Starbucks coffee chain plans to sell beer )

Islamic parents found guilty of murdering daughters

KINGSTON, Ontario – A jury on Sunday found an Afghan father, his wife and their son guilty of killing three teenage sisters and a co-wife in what the judge described as “cold-blooded, shameful murders” resulting from a “twisted concept of honor.”

The jury took 15 hours to find Mohammad Shafia, 58; his wife Tooba Yahya, 42; and their son Hamed, 21, each guilty of four counts of first-degree murder in a case that shocked and riveted Canadians from coast to coast.

First-degree murder carries an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.

After the verdict was read, the three defendants again declared their innocence in the killings of sisters Zainab, 19, Sahar 17, and Geeti, 13, as well as Rona Amir Mohammad, 52, Shafia’s childless first wife in a polygamous marriage.

Their bodies were found June 30, 2009, in a car submerged in a canal in Kingston, Ontario, where the family had stopped for the night on their way home to Montreal from Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Prosecutors said the defendants allegedly killed the three teenage sisters because they dishonored the family by defying its disciplinarian rules on dress, dating, socializing and going online. Shafia’s first wife was living with him and his second wife. The polygamous relationship, if revealed, could have resulted in their deportation.
( Billy’s Thoughts- This is good news. Lets hope our courts in America will follow the example of Canada.Read more of above story.)

Drudge ‘all in’ for Romney, says activist

A Christian attorney and pro-family activist is calling a well-known news service to task for what he believes is its blatant bias against Newt Gingrich and in favor of Mitt Romney.

For many years, the Drudge Report has served as a clearinghouse for many conservatives about the news of the day. But according to the not-too-conservative Politico, Matt Drudge’s news aggregation website leaves Gingrich “looking like a dangerous, anti-Reagan, Clintonian fraud.”

Matt Barber is director of cultural affairs at Liberty Counsel. He says it is obvious that Drudge is “all in” for Mitt Romney.

“Matt Drudge has decided to completely sell out and has signed on with the moderate Republican establishment and is pushing the Mitt Romney campaign and is acting as the attack dog against Newt Gingrich,” Barber comments. “And people aren’t buying it.”

He suggests the Republican Party establishment needs to stop trying to appeal to so-called “independents” to elect a president.
( Read more )

Obama’s graduation ‘mandate’ questioned

Home schoolers are in an uproar after President Barack Obama called for a mandate to require students to stay in high school until they graduate or reach 18.

“So tonight, I am proposing that every state — every state — requires that all students stay in high school until they graduate or turn 18,” the president said during his State of the Union address last week, arguing that when students are not allowed to drop out of school, “they do better.”

That statement has raised some hackles among those who see it as the federal government trying to insert itself into another arena where it does not belong. Will Estrada of the Home School Legal Defense Association says it is not the government’s role to tell states when students should graduate or how long they should remain in school. He adds that this mandate could have an even more troublesome potential problem for those who educate their children at home.
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Government Paying those Who Abuse Chidren

Greece is now designating pedophilia as an infirmity, and one attorney deems it outrageous that such offenders will qualify for disability funds from the economically broken government.

According to Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel Action, it is an outrage that people will receive payments for their attraction to children. He says rewarding such an alleged “disability” is evidence that the “sexual anarchy movement” is running amok.
( Attorney: Greece decides to ‘pay child molesters’ )

“This is the logical conclusion of what we can expect here in the United States with the sexual anarchy movement,” he warns. “Part and parcel of that movement is the homosexual movement, the pedophile movement, the radical pro-abortion movement — [and] those who push this idea of [values-neutral] comprehensive sex education ….”

And he predicts the strategy will likely backfire on Greek citizens.
( Billy’s Thoughts- This is sick and an outrage!)

Today’s Posts

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Today and Me
Commitment to purity increasing worldwide, says group
Cain joins Gingrich team
Abortion safer than giving birth? Not!
High School Brings Homecoming Rally to Student Battling Cancer
St. Louis parade on Iraq War’s end draws thousands

Today and Me

I did most of my blogging for today last night which is good because I have been ill the last few days. This last weekend for the most part I stayed home. I even missed Sunday School which I was suppose to teach. Today I am staying home from work. If you are a person of prayer please pray for me. I think this illness might be related to my Crohns illness.
Thanks.

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Commitment to purity increasing worldwide, says group

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The ninth annual Day of Purity is coming up, being held this year on Valentine’s Day.

Amber Haskew, the group’s international president, says they are encouraging people to mark the day by wearing a white ribbon or wristband to symbolize their commitment to purity and fidelity within marriage.

“Living pure is just so, so important,” says Haskew. “Everything from higher income to a lower divorce rate to the obvious physical benefit, and even a lower amount of depression, is found in those who are sexually abstinent outside of marriage.”
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