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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Zionists don't want their "right" to bribe US Government officials taken aways!

http://www.forward.com/articles/jewish-groups-to-challenge-ethics-reform/



Jewish Groups To Challenge Ethics Reform

Aipac, UJC To Face Off With Dems on Junkets, Earmarks

Nathan Guttman Fri. Dec 01, 2006

Two of America’s most influential Jewish organizations are gearing up for their first direct confrontation with the incoming, Democratic-led Congress. The topic: Democratic proposals for congressional ethics and lobbying reform.

At issue are two key congressional perks, targeted for elimination, that Jewish organizations rely on to achieve community goals: overseas junkets, including dozens of trips to Israel each year, funded by Jewish organizations; and an estimated $25 million a year in earmarked funds for Jewish communal projects. Both the trips and the earmarked funding face possible elimination as part of the Democrats’ pledge to fight corruption on Capitol Hill...

Never forget that these Zionists are bribing our government officials to aid a FOREIGN NATION ! - these people are TRAITORS whos only loyalty is to Israel!
Mystery surrounds F-16, pilot in Iraq crash

Officials say jet belongs to New Mexico-based fighter wing, but all its pilots are accounted for

By Joseph Giordono, Stars and StripesMideast edition,

Wednesday, November 29, 2006


The pilot of an F-16 that crashed Monday in Iraq’s Anbar province is officially listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown, as defense officials confirmed that the plane — though not the pilot — was assigned to a squadron deployed to Iraq from New Mexico.

Pentagon officials have not confirmed broadcast reports and video and still images apparently showing the pilot’s body and parachute on the ground. The pilot’s body was apparently removed before U.S. forces arrived on the scene after the crash, officials said Tuesday...

http://www.estripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=41798

I'll give you two guesses which nation the pilot flying our jet was from. The question is - why?


Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Federal government launches marketing campaign for psychiatric industry


By Richard A. Warner

Online Journal Contributing WriterNov 29, 2006, 01:17

Under the guise of combating the stigma of mental illness, the U.S. government will soon begin a massive campaign of psychiatric indoctrination, designed to increase the acceptance of psychiatric chemical imbalance theories and labeling, and to pave the way for national psychiatric screening, driving more Americans into seeking psychiatric drug treatment.

Regional meetings in support of the National Anti-Stigma Campaign (NASC), a nationwide television, radio and print public service advertising program funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), were held this past summer in Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago and Washington, D.C. According to a senior technical assistance specialist at the SAMHSA Resource Center to Address Discrimination and Stigma Associated with Mental Illness (ADS Center), the ad campaign, which will target 18-25-year olds, will be launched today. A campaign directed at older adults and ethnic and racial minorities will follow...

http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_1480.shtml
Gingrich is a traitor and needs to be arrested, tried, and convicted of treason!

Gingrich raises alarm at event honoring those who stand up for freedom of speech

By RILEY YATESUnion Leader Staff Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006

MANCHESTER – Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich yesterday said the country will be forced to reexamine freedom of speech to meet the threat of terrorism.

Gingrich, speaking at a Manchester awards banquet, said a "different set of rules" may be needed to reduce terrorists' ability to use the Internet and free speech to recruit and get out their message....

http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Gingrich+raises+alarm+at+event+honoring+those+who+stand+up+for+freedom+of+speech&articleId=d3f4ee4e-1e90-475a-b1b0-bbcd5baedd78
The Liberty Counsel has published its 2006 "Naughty and Nice" list, which catalogs retailers who either censor or recognize Christmas. The Liberty Council says that retailers who seek to profit from Christmas while pretending that it does not exist should realize that they have offended the vast majority of Americans, who enjoy Christmas. Customers have a choice.


Partial "Naughty" List

Lowe's - Employees cannot say "Merry Christmas" to customers. Lowe's Corporate advised that only when customers initiate a "Merry Christmas" greeting can employees respond in kind.
Toys 'R' Us - "Holidays" are in, "Merry Christmas" is out.
Banana Republic - Web site has "Holiday Gift Guide," with no mention of Christmas.
Bed Bath & Beyond - No mention of Christmas.
Barnes & Noble - Web site says "Gift Guide," "Holiday Gift Baskets," "Holiday Sled," "Holiday Delivery," but no Christmas. Stores are not allowed to put up Christmas trees, and employees are not allowed to say "Merry Christmas."
Best Buy - Web site says "Unique Gifts for the Season," "Holiday Gift Ideas." A spokesperson said that the use of "Merry Christmas" is disrespectful.
Dick's Sporting Goods - Web site says "Gifts" and has images, but no mention of Christmas.
Eddie Bauer - Customer Service does not recognize Christmas; doesn't want to "offend Jews, those who celebrate Kwanza, and those who have no religious preference."
Gap - Has a "Holiday Survival Guide," with no mention of Christmas.
Home Depot - Web site says "Holiday Store" and "Holiday Lighting" and only at the bottom of the site says "Make your Christmas decorations complete." Stores have "Holiday Home Accents."
K-Mart - Is selling "Holiday Trees" and "Holiday Wreaths."
Partial "Nice List"
Dillard's - Advertises a "Christmas Catalog."
JC Penney - Web site has "Christmas Shipping Countdown."
Joann Fabrics - Offers Christmas and Holiday fabrics.
Kohl's - Christmas is all over TV, print, and radio ads.
L.L. Bean - Advertises and distributes a "Christmas Catalog."
Linens 'N Things - Has a "Christmas Shop" and a "Christmas Checklist."
Macy's - Has "Merry Christmas!" on its home page.
Michaels - Web site has a Christmas section.
M&M-Mars Candies - Has red and green candies with pictures of Christmas trees and angels, among other images.
Target - Web site says "Christmas Decor," although the physical store has "Holiday Entertaining." TV ad says "Merry Christmas."
Wal-Mart - Has a "Christmas Shop," plays Christmas carols, and employees can say "Merry Christmas."


You have created us for Yourself, and our hearts are restless till they rest in You.


St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430AD) on Human Nature
Mini-Bio: North African; bishop, theologian, Doctor of the Church

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

We have been warning about this since this blog was founded...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061128/ap_on_bi_ge/homes_sales

Existing home sales rise, prices fall

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer 1 hour, 44 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - Sales of existing homes posted a tiny increase in October but the median home price fell by a record amount. Analysts forecast more price declines in coming months as the once-booming housing market undergoes a painful correction.

The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that existing home sales edged up 0.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.24 million last month. It was the first increase after seven consecutive monthly declines.

However, the median price for a home sold dropped to $221,000 in October, a decline of 3.5 percent from a year ago. That was the biggest year-over-year price decline on record.

It marked the third straight month that median prices have fallen compared with the same period a year ago, the longest stretch of such declines on record. The median is the point where half the homes sold for more and half for less.

We are seeing a decline in home prices like never before in history!

Monday, November 27, 2006


ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION REPORT
The "Catholic-Christian community" of Corpus Christi in Aliso Viejo in the Diocese of Orange, California had Halloween Masses - yep, everyone, adults and kids, was invited to come to Mass wearing costumes, with jack-o-lanterns around the altar. Remember, this is the Diocese of Tod "Don't Kneel" Brown. Tod "no more Tridentine Mass for you" Brown.


CAN IT GET MUCH WORSE - TIES IN WITH YESTERDAY'S GOSPEL ON THE "ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION" CAN THE END BE TOO FAR OFF?

Sunday, November 26, 2006


Malediction
(As heard in the video Hard Truth)

The judges sat outside the Law
And in their pride no evil saw
In setting teeth to Satan's jaw
And feeding him our children.
When viewed in terms of cost and ease
An unborn child is a disease
A holocaust seen fit to please
Our own convenience.
A curse A curse the Law it cries.
A curse a curse on mankind's pride.
A curse on him who would deny
God's image in mankind.
Torn from out their mother's womb
Denied the sky - denied a tomb
Conceived in lust to their own ruin
A sacrifice to pleasure.
The doctors with their blood red hands
Who love their money more than man,
With greed their god they lay their plans
The butchers of mankind.
A curse a curse the blood cries out
A curse a curse the heavens shout
A curse a curse on he who flouts
God's image in mankind.
O rid us of this evil, Lord
And turn our hearts by cross or Sword.
Our nation cannot long afford
To live beneath your judgements.
A curse a curse upon their heads
O save them Lord or slay them dead
And fill our country with your Dread
And turn away Your anger.
Kemper Crabb

posted by bridget

I FOUND THIS ON A "CATHOLIC" WEBSITE.
More on Bella Dodd and the School of Darkness

Clerical abuse against children, charges of Mafia-style cover-ups, and the destruction of Catholic moral teaching are tearing at the Catholic Church, and turning the 2,000 year-old faith into fodder for lowbrow comedy.

An affidavit recently obtained by INA Today attributes the Catholic Church's present state of collapse to a calculated attack beginning decades ago, with initial successes appearing in the 1960s.


The affidavit affirms that Communist Party organizer and high Party official, Bella Dodd, made public statements during the decade of the 1960s declaring that the Catholic priesthood was infiltrated by numerous Communist agents, whose mission was "to destroy the Catholic Church from within."


Dodd later returned to the Catholic Church and published a book about her experiences, entitled School of Darkness (out of print at present).


"In the late 1920's and 1930's, directives were sent from Moscow to all Communist Party organizations. In order to destroy the Catholic Church from within, party members were to be planted in seminaries and within diocesan organizations," Dodd stated according to the affidavit.


"I, myself, put some 1,200 men in Catholic seminaries," Dodd publicly declared.


Dodd did not include these remarks concerning her activities directed against the Catholic Church in her book, which was first published in 1954, leading some to question whether the remarks were actually made.


In an exclusive interview with INA Today, Catholic philosopher Dr. Alice von Hildebrand confirmed that Dodd had made the remarks, and provided the affidavit from Paul and Johnine Leininger, who witnessed Dodd making the public statements.


When contacted by INA Today, Mrs. Johnine Leininger stated that there were others who could also verify that Dodd made the statements regarding infiltration into Catholic seminaries.


Dr. von Hildebrand told INA Today that Dodd had earlier refrained from detailing Communist efforts to undermine the Catholic priesthood at the request of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, the individual responsible for bringing Dodd back into the Church.


Dodd's infiltrators would have reached their highest positions of power and influence in the early to mid-60's, the period which saw the initial eruption of doctrinal and moral collapse within the Catholic Church during and immediately following the Second Vatican Council.


The process of Communist infiltration into Catholic seminaries, which Dodd described in her public talks, would have been part of a larger plan called "Outstretched Hand."


Communist Party archives in Moscow confirm the existence of operation "Outstretched Hand," and define its goals, according to Herbert Romerstein, author of the seminal work on Soviet espionage in the United States before, during, and after WWII, "The Venona Secrets."


At least one Soviet agent directly involved in "Outstretched Hand" is identifiable.


One document in Moscow's Soviet archives reveals that the Communist Party had infiltrated several influential Catholic organizations, including the Holy Name Society, the largest parish-oriented Catholic men's group, which is devoted to increasing reverence for the name of God and to good works in the Church and in society in general. A Holy Name Society chapter exists in almost every Catholic parish in the U.S.


The same document acknowledged the existence of a certain "Party comrade," who was "well known" in "conservative Irish Catholic circles" and who held offices "in various Catholic organizations…"


The "Party comrade" operated in a key parish which provided "leadership" and shaped "the policies of most of the reactionary and anti-Communist campaigns that are now developing in the Catholic world," according to the Soviet file.


Romerstein also recounts in The Venona Secrets that the staff of the Catholic anti-Communist publication entitled Wisdom, produced by a priest of the Paulist order, was infiltrated, and unknowingly employed two Communist agents in influential positions.


The Party boasted that one of their agents was "widely known to be a conservative in Irish circles," and was a staff correspondent for Wisdom. Romerstein identified the Party member and Soviet agent as Jeremiah F. O'Carroll, who, in 1930, was the president of the Irish Emergency Relief organization.


Although O'Carroll was identified as a spy in 1938, he remained listed as a staff correspondent for Wisdom at least until March 1939.


The second Soviet agent who worked for Wisdom remains unknown to this day.


The most recent - and notorious - incident of hostile infiltration into the U.S. Catholic Church is that of veteran FBI agent and convicted spy, Robert Hanssen. While placing his nation in mortal danger through his espionage activities, Hanssen also was believed to be a fervent Catholic.


Hanssen led a double life of betrayal, while serving as a spy for both the Soviet and "reformed" regimes in Moscow.


Although the precise extent of Communist infiltration of which Dodd spoke remains unknown, the effects are recognizable. Today, traditional Catholic beliefs, practices, and morality are not merely questioned, but are denounced and scorned by many of those who should protect and profess Church doctrine.


Mrs. Leininger, who confirmed Dodd's statements, told INA Today that she knows of several priests who faithfully taught the Catholic religion until they became bishops or were promoted to other influential posts, and then immediately exhibited hostility to that same faith which they had previously professed.


Leininger described these priests as "sleepers," a term designating individuals or groups who carry out their espionage function only at a selected time. Before becoming active, the "sleeper" will refrain from any espionage or subversive functions.


Dodd's infiltrators -- those who lost or never actually held the Catholic faith - would have been the mentors of the present generation of Catholic priests and bishops, in effect conducting their own "School of Darkness."
A visitor to this blog asked: "Who Killed Christ?" and gave an answer... here is what "anti-pope" had to say...

Q; Who killed Christ???
A; No man did.

You know neither the scriptures, nor the power of God...


Let us see who Scripture says killed Christ...

Acts II: 14-23:
"Ye men of Israel...ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain."

Acts III: 11-15:
Ye men of Israel...But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; and you killed the Prince of Life..."

First Thessalonians 2:15:
"Who (Jews) both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and have persecuted us; and please not God, and are contrary to all men."

This is a very telling passage - the jews are "contrary to all men" - which is exactly what my previous post was about!

It is very clear that the Apostles held the Jews responsible for the murder of Christ. While it is certainly true that nothing can happen without God allowing it - it does not excuse their guilt - as the Bible cleary states.

So - who do we believe - the Apostles Peter and Paul - or "anti-pope" and his crypto-jew pastors?

Ask yourself "why"?

http://www.jewishpress.com/page.do/19897/Shame_of_the_Yankees_-_%3Ci%3EAmerica's_Worst_Anti-Jewish_Action%3C/i%3E.html

Shame of the Yankees - America's Worst Anti-Jewish Action

By: Lewis Regenstein Wednesday, November 15, 2006

This year, the second day of Chanukah will coincide with the 144th anniversary of the worst official act of anti-Semitism in American history.

On December 17, 1862, in the midst of the Civil War, Union general Ulysses S. Grant issued his infamous "General Order # 11," expelling all Jews "as a class" from his conquered territories within 24 hours. Henry Halleck, the Union general-in-chief, wired Grant in support of his action, saying that neither he nor President Lincoln were opposed "to your expelling traitors and Jew peddlers."

A few months earlier, on August 11, General William Tecumseh Sherman had warned in a letter to the adjutant general of the Union Army that "the country will swarm with dishonest Jews" if continued trade in cotton were encouraged. And Grant also issued orders in November 1862 banning travel in general, by "the Israelites especially," because they were "such an intolerable nuisance," and railroad conductors were told that "no Jews are to be permitted to travel on the railroad."

As a result of Grant's expulsion order, Jewish families were forced out of their homes in Paducah, Kentucky, and Holly Springs and Oxford, Mississippi – and a few were sent to prison. When some Jewish victims protested to President Lincoln, Attorney General Edward Bates advised the president that he was indifferent to such objections...


Ask yourself "why" - in every land, in every generation, within every religious body that the world has ever known - have the Jews made enemies?

Do you really believe that all the peoples of the earth from all the generations since Christ have some inborn hatred of Jews, that they hate them for no real reason?

Could it possibly be that their satanic religion of Judaism, which teaches dishonesty, racism, and hatred of all that are not jews could have something to do with this?

The fundamentalists are being led by crypto-jews disguised as their "pastors" - and some day they will find out that they have been taken to the cleaners - like every other people from every other generation and land that has ever trusted these satanic followers of Judaism.

They still shout with satanic pride: "We killed Christ, we will kill you too."

hard to believe - visit this link and see for yourself...

http://www.palsolidarity.org/main/2006/11/18/hebron-day-06/

"A 19-year old Swedish human rights worker had her cheekbone broken by a Jewish extremist in Hebron today. Earlier the same day at least five Palestinians, including a 3-year-old child, were injured by the settler-supporting extremists, who rampaged through Tel Rumeida hurling stones and bottles at local residents. Palestinian schoolchildren on their way home were also attacked. The Israeli army, which was intensively deployed in the area, did not intervene to stop the attacks.

Tove Johansson from Stockholm walked through the Tel Rumeida checkpoint with a small group of human rights workers (HRWs) to accompany Palestinian schoolchildren to their homes. They were confronted by about 100 Jewish extremists in small groups. They started chanting in Hebrew “We killed Jesus, we’ll kill you too!” — a refrain the settlers had been repeating to internationals in Tel Rumeida all day.

After about thirty seconds of waiting, a small group of very aggressive male Jewish extremists surrounded the international volunteers and began spitting at them, so much so that the internationals described it as “like rain.” Then men from the back of the crowd began jumping up and spitting, while others from the back and side of the crowd kicked the volunteers.

The soldiers, who were standing at the checkpoint just a few feet behind the HRWs, looked on as they were being attacked.

One settler then hit Tove on the left side of her face with an empty bottle, breaking it on her face and leaving her with a broken cheekbone. She immediately fell to the ground and the group of Jewish extremists who were watching began to clap, cheer, and chant. The soldiers, who had only watched until this point, then came forward and motioned at the settlers, in a manner which the internationals described as “ok… that’s enough guys.”

The extremists, however, were allowed to stay in the area and continued watching and clapping as the HRWs tried to stop the flow of blood from the young woman’s face. Some, who were coming down the hill even tried to take photos of themselves next to her bleeding face, giving the camera a “thumbs-up” sign."



Yes - fundamentalist-evangelical "christians" keep supporting Israel, yes novus-ordo "catholics" keep supporting Israel, keep apologizing to these satanists, refer to them as your "elder brothers" in your satanic faith. You will all share the same lot in hell!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

A NEW MOVIE IS COMING OUT CALLED "THE NATIVITY". IT IS FULL OF PROTESTANT BLASPHEMY. HERE ARE SOME OF THE COMMENTS THAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE MOVIE:

"Amid the Christmas pageant elements, there are a few brief images (the slaughter of the innocents, for example) that may upset very young children. BOTH MARY'S AND ELIZABETH'S PAINFUL LABOR ARE VIVIDLY DEPICTED." Thereby further blaspheming Our Lady by destroying the Catholic Doctrine of the Virgin Birth. (From the reviewer of the review)
More excerpts: "Castle-Hughes conveys maturity playing Mary with all the anxieties that anyone would have in her extraordinary situation while having to deal with the disparaging looks of neighbors, the threat of stoning and the incredulity of her own parents. Her mother even hints at rape......" "Although played differently than Luke's Gospel, Hardwicke, raised Presbyterian, weaves in references that foreshadow events in Christ's life: Mary washing Joseph's feet; Joseph expressing anger over merchants in the Temple courtyard; a roadside crucifixion. In a more symbolic allusion, during a river crossing, Mary is imperiled by a snake, echoing the serpent of Eden. " "Particularly touching is a scene in which Mary sits alone at night pondering why God has chosen her ("I am nothing", she sighs), ..." The Pilot: "Some material may not be suitable for children"
The reviewer of the review: The material is not suitable for adults. We need confusion of dogma, manipulated into our minds, via the silver screen, about the same as we need a bullet hole in our head. Once again, 'The Boston Pilot' holds the gun, poised, with this favorable review.

HERE IS ANOTHER COMMENT:

We saw the movie and I would not recommend it to anyone. I found the whole movie to be Protestant. We got free passes because we own a Catholic Store so we went. They showed Mary having labor pains and Joseph delivery the Child Jesus. The 3 Kings used instruments to determine when this star was going to appear and where, and the star did not appear until the Child Jesus was born. The girl playing Mary had an mischievous look on her face throughout the movie. Gabriel appeared to her in a field as she was working planting seeds. It was definately not Catholic, they used only the bible interpretation instead of tradition. Ann and Joachim chastised her for being pregnant. I could go on and on, but the bottom line is DO NOT GO AND SEE IT.

AND HOW ABOUT THIS:
Proceeds from the premiere will go toward construction of a school in Mughar, a village 25 miles from Nazareth.

posted by bridget
Tell me again - why did we go to war with Iraq?

Iraq war was good for Israel: Olmert

By Dan Williams

ReutersWednesday, November 22, 2006; 3:16 PM

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Iraq war was a boon for Israel's security, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Wednesday, voicing fresh endorsement for a Bush administration sapped by the unpopularity at home of its Middle East policies...

"I stand with the president because I know that Iraq without Saddam Hussein is so much better for the security and safety of Israel, and all of the neighbors of Israel without any significance to us," ...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/22/AR2006112201317.html
Just who would you guess is behind all this sectarian violence in Iraq? You know, the slaughter of famlies, the headless bodies, the kidnappings, etc...

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,11069-1433353,00.html


El Salvador-style 'death squads' to be deployed by US against Iraq militants

From Roland Watson in Washington

John Negroponte was in Honduras when American money was used to train Contras to fight Nicaragua's Sandinista regime. (AL-RAYA/AP)

THE Pentagon is considering forming hit squads of Kurdish and Shia fighters to target leaders of the Iraqi insurgency in a strategic shift borrowed from the American struggle against left-wing guerrillas in Central America 20 years ago....


This article is from 2005 - thanks to Michael Rivero for reminding us
More proof that the demicans and republicrats are both peas in the same zionist pod!

http://www.lacrossetribune.com/articles/2006/11/21/news/02feingold21.txt

The following quote is from the article found in the above link. Remember - Feingold (a jew) was and is supposedly totally opposed to the war in Iraq, he is also the only Senator who opposed the Patriot Act. In light of this - consider the following quote:

"One thing Feingold expressed no enthusiasm for is impeaching President Bush.

“I don’t support impeachment, and I don’t support impeachment hearings, even though I think the president has probably committed an impeachable offense,” Feingold said in response to a question from Al Schulz of La Crosse."

This is like saying - "I think Joe Blow has probably raped my daughter, but i don't want to prosecute him!"

See the game they play? - Feingold was never truly opposed to the war or the Patriot Act and all this illegal wire taping, etc... it is all an elaborate game to keep the sheeple in the pen.

It works the same way with the Repiblicans - they talk as if they are against abortion and pro-life, - but in reality do nothing about it - it is easy to say you are against or for something that you really are not - if you know nothing is going to change.

This can be exposed anytime push comes to shove - like the example above - here Feingold admitts that Bush should be impeached, but he is opposed to impeaching him!

The same could be seen with the horrible murder of Terri Shiavo - the whole world watched as the United States brutally murdered this poor woman - did the President sign an executive order to stop this? Did the governor - the Republican and presidents brother send in his National Guard troops to protect this innocent woman's life? No - they played lip service and sat back and watched her slowly murdered!

We need to wake people up to the truth of what is going on in our nation! How much longer will God tolerate all of this?

US interference 'allowed terror gang to escape'

(hmm - i wonder who this "terror gang" was really working for?)


http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/article2013256.ece

By Jason Bennetto, Crime Correspondent

Published: 25 November 2006

A team of suspected terrorists involved in an alleged UK plot to blow up trans-atlantic airliners escaped capture because of interference by the United States, The Independent has been told by counter-terrorism sources.

An investigation by MI5 and Scotland Yard into an alleged plan to smuggle explosive devices on up to 10 passenger jets was jeopardised in August, when the US put pressure on authorities in Pakistan to arrest a suspect allegedly linked to the airliner plot.

As a direct result of the surprise detention of the suspect, British police and MI5 were forced to rush forward plans to arrest an alleged UK gang accused of plotting to destroy the airliners. But a second group of suspected terrorists allegedly linked to the first evaded capture and is still at large, according to security sources.

The escape of the second group is said to be the reason why the UK was kept at its highest level - "critical" - for three days before it was decided that the plotters no longer posed an imminent threat.

The alleged airliner plot caused chaos and fear at airports throughout Britain when details emerged in August of an alleged plan to smuggle liquid explosives on board up to 10 flights and destroy them after take-off.

As a result of the alert, airports banned passengers from carrying liquids in their hand luggage and imposed tough new security checks.

The operation was one of the largest undertaken by the police and MI5, yet two counter-terrorism sources suggested that the intervention of the Americans was due to "inexperience and naivety" and that they were after a "short-term success".

American intelligence chiefs are understood to have persuaded the Pakistani authorities to arrest a British citizen, called Rashid Rauf, on Wednesday 9 August this year.

Mr Rauf was suspected of being closely linked to group of men and women in Britain who were allegedly involved in the airliner terror plot, and the arrest prompted emergency meetings involving ministers, police and intelligence chiefs - who were still investigating the case.

Assistant Commissioner Andy Hayman, who has overall responsibility for the Metropolitan Police's anti-terrorist investigations, was forced to abandon a family holiday in Spain and catch an easyJet flight to Britain, arriving at 3am on Thursday 10 August.

Fearful that the arrest might tip off the alleged plotters, Scotland Yard, in consultation with MI5, decided to act and sanctioned a series of raids in the early hours of Thursday. The police arrested 24 men and women and later charged 13 in connection with the alleged terror plan. Britain has requested the extradition of Mr Rauf.

Scotland Yard has declined to comment about any other groupings who may have been involved in the alleged plot.

John Reid, the Home Secretary, downgraded the threat after three days from "critical" to "severe", meaning an attack was "highly likely", but not imminent.

It is understood that one of the main reasons why the highest level of alert was maintained was that authorities were trying to establish whether the second group was capable of an attack. After they satisfied themselves that it did not have the equipment to launch an assault, the threat level was downgraded.

A team of suspected terrorists involved in an alleged UK plot to blow up trans-atlantic airliners escaped capture because of interference by the United States, The Independent has been told by counter-terrorism sources.

An investigation by MI5 and Scotland Yard into an alleged plan to smuggle explosive devices on up to 10 passenger jets was jeopardised in August, when the US put pressure on authorities in Pakistan to arrest a suspect allegedly linked to the airliner plot.

As a direct result of the surprise detention of the suspect, British police and MI5 were forced to rush forward plans to arrest an alleged UK gang accused of plotting to destroy the airliners. But a second group of suspected terrorists allegedly linked to the first evaded capture and is still at large, according to security sources.

The escape of the second group is said to be the reason why the UK was kept at its highest level - "critical" - for three days before it was decided that the plotters no longer posed an imminent threat.

The alleged airliner plot caused chaos and fear at airports throughout Britain when details emerged in August of an alleged plan to smuggle liquid explosives on board up to 10 flights and destroy them after take-off.

As a result of the alert, airports banned passengers from carrying liquids in their hand luggage and imposed tough new security checks.

The operation was one of the largest undertaken by the police and MI5, yet two counter-terrorism sources suggested that the intervention of the Americans was due to "inexperience and naivety" and that they were after a "short-term success". (if anyone actually believes that - i have a bridge to sell them!)

American intelligence chiefs are understood to have persuaded the Pakistani authorities to arrest a British citizen, called Rashid Rauf, on Wednesday 9 August this year.

Mr Rauf was suspected of being closely linked to group of men and women in Britain who were allegedly involved in the airliner terror plot, and the arrest prompted emergency meetings involving ministers, police and intelligence chiefs - who were still investigating the case.

Assistant Commissioner Andy Hayman, who has overall responsibility for the Metropolitan Police's anti-terrorist investigations, was forced to abandon a family holiday in Spain and catch an easyJet flight to Britain, arriving at 3am on Thursday 10 August.

Fearful that the arrest might tip off the alleged plotters, Scotland Yard, in consultation with MI5, decided to act and sanctioned a series of raids in the early hours of Thursday. The police arrested 24 men and women and later charged 13 in connection with the alleged terror plan. Britain has requested the extradition of Mr Rauf.

Scotland Yard has declined to comment about any other groupings who may have been involved in the alleged plot.

John Reid, the Home Secretary, downgraded the threat after three days from "critical" to "severe", meaning an attack was "highly likely", but not imminent.

It is understood that one of the main reasons why the highest level of alert was maintained was that authorities were trying to establish whether the second group was capable of an attack. After they satisfied themselves that it did not have the equipment to launch an assault, the threat level was downgraded.


Eve was the cause of death for human beings. Through her, death came into the world. Mary on the other hand, was the cause of life. Through her, Life was born unto us.


St. Epiphanius of Salamis (315-403AD)
Mini-Bio: Palestinian; bishop, abbot, scholar
THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Her Doctrine and Morals
Last (25) Sunday after Pentecost
26 November 2006

The Sunday
Sermon

Dear Friend,

As we close the ecclesiastical year, our Holy Mother Church has given us in today's epistle part of the letter which St. Paul wrote during his first imprisonment in Rome to the Christians at Colossa, a city in Asia Minor.

St. Paul was much rejoiced at the good tidings in Colossa, a congregation that had been formed, and had become noted for its faith and morality. Here, as elsewhere, false teachers appeared, and the Christians were in danger of being seduced by them. He cautions them against them, and exhorts them to cling to the true doctrine of Jesus Christ which had been preached to them by apostolic men. In this epistle St. Paul shows us what we must pray for.

We cease not to pray for you, and to beg that you may be filled with the knowledge of the will of God, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.

The gospel for today points out the signs of the end of the world. There shall arise false christs and false prophets and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect.

Today we see many false churches established that proclaim themselves "Catholic" _ from the liberal modernists of the Novus Ordo to the Jansenistic traditionalists and everything in between.

The question then is, how are we to find and preserve a position as one of the elect that are not deceived? What are the majority lacking that the elect have?

Is it a matter of knowing and being able to quote Canon Law?

Is it a matter of knowing Scripture?

Or maybe, is it a matter of studying Theology?

While all of these things are not without merit, one can still be ignorant of much of this and be one of the elect. The Apostles themselves were ignorant fishermen. Higher education has never been a requirement for salvation.

The key seems to be given here by St. Paul we must pray for this grace. We must beg God for the grace of knowledge, wisdom, and spiritual understanding.

Sadly there are many who think that through their own studies they will find the truth and will be able to discern the true Church from among all the false ones. And there is ample proof that this is not so. There are likely many very intelligent men, even "theologians" now burning in Hell. The Scribes and Pharisees were very intelligent and learned men, yet they were condemned by Christ Himself.

What is needed is the grace of God. Unless God enlightens the mind and understanding men can not see nor understand anything correctly.

To be able to pray correctly and to be heard by God requires humility, and this sadly is what is missing from so many souls today. There are many who pray to God as the Pharisee did standing in the temple, but we know that such prayers are not pleasing to God. The humble prayer of the publican was pleasing to God and gained the necessary grace.

Humility is truth. Pride is a lie. Only those who love the truth will have humility. Or, only those who are humble love the truth. God loves the humble man who loves Him and thus loves the truth. He detests the proud man because the proud man is a liar.

Thus if we wish to be assured of finding ourselves in the correct church / faith when Christ returns we must be humble, we must truly love God (with a love of preference), and we must pray, asking for this grace (ask and you shall receive). When this is combined with our best efforts to find and fulfill the will of God, we cannot be lost.

When we understand this we can clearly see the obstacles that so many have before them and why they cannot see what is so obvious to those who have this grace. It is not this proof or that example that converts people it is the grace of God. The proofs and examples may be useful tools but it is ultimately the grace of God that opens eyes and directs wills to the truth. And this grace comes to those who truly love and humbly ask for it in prayer.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Another sick attempt to claim that Jesus survived the Crucifixion.

They are still telling the same Jewish lie.

This is newest from the BBC - here is a quote that shows the basis of their blasphemous theory...

"Crucifixion takes a week to kill a healthy man, unless the legs are broken (which was not the case with Jesus according to the Bible). Yet the Bible says Jesus was only on the cross for a few hours before being declared dead. As reported in the Bible, Pontius Pilate (who we can assume knew a great deal about crucifixion) expressed great surprise that Jesus expired so quickly, but was restrained from further investigation by his wife.
Numerous ancient sources repeat the story of Jesus and his followers faking his quick death to get him off the cross while still alive. Even the new testament contains the recipe for "Wounds of Christ Ointment" (Aloe and Myrrh) suggesting that the post-crucifixing Jesus was not an ascended spirit, but a badly wounded man trying to get the heck out of Dodge."


There are obviously several probelms with this theory.

1. They carefully avoid mentioning that the Body of Jesus was stabbed in the heart and blood and water poured out of Him.

2. They avoid the fact that after Jesus rose from the dead - He was able to move through walls - they also avoid the fact that thousands of people witnessed his Ascension, etc... They actually claim that the Ascension was added to the Gospels! And that the 2nd coming was just Jesus retruning to them when it was safe and He would not be executed again!

3. They also avoid the fact that Jesus was scourged to the point that any mere man would have died from the scourging alone!

This stuff is really laughable and it is hard to beleive that they keep trying with this nonsense.

If you want to see a bunch of people on the road to hell - here is a link to the BBC show that claims that Jesus survived.

http://www.thelastoutpost.com/site/1389/default.aspx

The same old Jewish lie with a slightly different twist.

So much for the first amendment!

I guess the first amendment only applies when you tell the story from the Israeli point of view!

Two U.S. men charged with broadcasting Hezbollah TV

Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:59pm ET

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. authorities brought terrorism charges against two men for providing satellite broadcasts of Hezbollah television channel al-Manar to U.S. customers, according to an indictment unsealed on Monday.

Saleh Elahwal, 53, and Javed Iqbal, 42, were charged with providing material support to al-Manar -- branded by the United States as a foreign terrorist organization in March -- the indictment said. Each faces a maximum of 110 years in prison if convicted of all 11 counts.

Both men pleaded not guilty during a hearing in Manhattan federal court. Elahwal was released on $400,000 bail, while Iqbal was released on $250,000 bail.

Lawyers for both men did not comment. The men are due to appear again on January 8.

The U.S. Treasury Department froze the U.S. assets of al-Manar in March, saying it supported the fund-raising and recruitment activities of Hezbollah, a Shi'ite Muslim group backed by Syria and Iran.

Iqbal, a Pakistani who moved to the United States 24 years ago and lives in New York, was arrested and first charged in August with providing satellite customers with the Hezbollah-operated channel.

According to the new charges, between September 2005 and August 2006, the two men used the television company they own, Brooklyn-based HDTV Ltd., to negotiate with representatives of the al-Manar network to air the channel, according to the indictment.

Court documents said Elahwal, who lives in New Jersey, and Iqbal were paid by al-Manar more than $111,000 between December and March.

The channel provided wide coverage of the war between Hezbollah and Israel last summer, broadcasting exclusive footage shot by Hezbollah guerillas. It was attacked by Israeli airstrikes during the fighting.
BLESSED THANKSGIVING TO ALL!
HERE IS SOME SAINTLY ADVICE:

Abstinence is the mother of health. A few ounces of going without is an excellent recipe for any ailment.
Blessed Anthony Grassi (1592-1671AD) on Fasting and AbstinenceMini-Bio: Italian; Oratorian superior

HAVE A BLESSED DAY !!

posted by bridget

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

China Admits Selling Prisoners' Organs


November 21, 2006 10:22 AM

Anna Schecter Reports:

For the first time, the Chinese government has admitted selling the organs of executed prisoners for profit, a gruesome business it had denied for years.

Speaking at a national conference of transplant surgeons in Guangzhou last week, Vice-Minister of Health Huang Jiefu admitted, "Apart from a small portion of traffic victims, most of the organs from cadavers are from executed prisoners," according to the China Daily, a state-run English-language newspaper published in Beijing.

Harry Wu, a former political prisoner in China and human rights activist, says that Huang's statement is an important admission.


"Ten years ago I talked about this, ABC and BBC reported, Congress held hearings about this, and China always denied it, saying 'No, no, no, never,'" said Wu. "And this time, they said 'Yes.'"...

http://blogs.abcnews.com/theblotter/2006/11/china_admits_se.html

THIS IS FOR CECELIA ON HER PATRON SAINT'S FEASTDAY TODAY:

In the evening of her wedding day, with the music of the marriage hymn ringing in her ears, Cecelia, a rich, beautiful, and noble Roman maiden, renewed the vow by which she had consecrated her virginity to God. "Pure be my heart and undefiled my flesh; for I have a spouse you know not of-an angel of my Lord." The heart of her young husband Valerian was moved by her words; he received Baptism and within a few days he and his brother Tiburtius, who had been brought by him to a knowledge of the Faith, sealed their confession with their blood. Cecelia only remained. "Do you not know," was her answer to the threats of the prefect, "that I am the bride of my Lord Jesus Christ?" The death appointed for her was suffocation, and she remained a day and a night in a hot air bath, heated seven times its wont. But "the flames had no power over her body, neither was a hair of her head singed." The lictor sent to dispatch her struck with trembling hand the three blows which the law allowed, and left her still alive. For two days and nights Cecelia lay with her head half severed on the pavement of her bath, fully sensible, and joyfully awaiting her crown; on the third the agony was over, and in 177 AD the virgin Saint gave back her pure spirit to Christ.
St. Cecelia teaches us to rejoice in every sacrifice as a pledge of our love of Christ, and to welcome sufferings and death as hastening our union with Him.
BLESSED FEAST DAY MY THIRD ORDER FRIEND!!
posted by bridget

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

How long can they use laws to protect a lie?

Belgian Holocaust denier jailed

http://www.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-239/0611156605130219.htm

Brussels, Nov 15, IRNA

Belgium-Holocaust-Denier A Belgian historian, Siegfried Verbeke, who denies that the Holocaust ever happened, has been put behind bars.
According to "Flandersnews" website Wednesday, Verbeke was detained by police in the city of Kortrijk and taken to jail.
Verbeke was sentenced to one year's imprisonment and fined 2,500 euros by the Court of Appeals in Antwerp for distribution of literature denying the Holocaust last year.
Verbeke, who runs a website on Holocaust denial, was also wanted by judicial authorities in Germany for the same reason.
He was arrested by Dutch authorities in Amsterdam in November last year and handed over to Germany, where he spent nine months in custody.
Verbeke was eventually granted bail and he returned to Belgium.
The few, the proud, the @*~#$%^'s

and we wonder why they are getting picked off and blown up!

They are winning their hearts and minds!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9A_vxIOB-I&eurl=
THANK YOU REGGIE FOR THIS - MANY OF MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY FOUGHT IN VIETNAM AND THIS REALLY HITS THE SPOT!

Daddy Bush's Son Finally Makes it to Vietnam, 31 Years Late

by L.R. Beam

“It's a lot safer than it was when he didn't go the first time.”

— Ben Barnes, former Texas lieutenant governor, when asked if he had
any
advice for President Bush as he prepared for his first-ever trip to
Vietnam

Dear Mr. Bush,

I hear that you are in Viet Nam. As a veteran of that war, having
served two tours of duty "in country," I, like former Texas Lt.
Governor
Ben Barnes, have some advice for you.

First, you won't be needing a gun now; we surrendered the country over
to the commies on May 1st, 1975. You may recall that as Communist
tanks
rolled into Saigon over the bodies of Vietnamese Special Forces and
Airborne troops, President Ford was playing golf here at home with some
of his Democrat buddies. A Republican, like yourself, he talked a lot
about "peace with honor" and "staying the course,” and other such
popcorn-puffed potpourri tossed at the American public. In the end,
President Ford's golf balls meant more to him than the death of
fifty-eight thousand American servicemen.

You should consider yourself lucky as hell that your daddy kept you
from
going until now. Things became worse after we left those poor people
there to the tender mercies of the North Vietnamese Communists. The
soon forgotten Vietnamese allies and abandoned American soldiers were
tortured and starved to death in "reeducation camps." Then, after the
Communists were paid to send a few of the American POW's home, they
ended all pretense of humane treatment for the remainder and hid them
in
the jungle, never to be seen again.

Just think, Mr. Bush, you could have been one of the US airmen shot
down
over Vietnam or Cambodia, had your daddy not been a big wheel in the
government. You might still be there right now eating rotten fish
heads
in some stinking bamboo cage. Damn, you are lucky! Though, come to
think of it, maybe the country would be a lot better off if you had run
with the real men who showed up for duty and flew their planes into
hell
rather than joining the Texas Air National Guard and flying over
Houston.

All the politicians in Washington have since talked for thirty years
about "bringing the POW's home,” but in the end, they were just
abandoned. By the way, since you have been President, do you ever talk
about the POW’s coming home? Or have you dropped that during your two
terms as Chief Bullshitter to the American people? (I am sorry if I
sometimes sound a bit perturbed about all this, but I left some of my
friends there and I know your friends stayed here with you.)

I suppose you will be welcomed by the Communists for the American
tax-payer money you intend to give to them. As you will be far away
from the jungles and staying with the ruling Communist headsmen, you
know, the ones that me and a million other men of my generation were
fighting in the 1960s; you will not be needing mosquito repellent or
combat boots. Leeches won't be a problem either, at least not the
aquatic kind.

Back then, your daddy, U.S. Congressman Bush, and his fellow
politicians
in government, sent us with guns, boots, and repellent. We needed them
too. The Viet Cong shot at us “pretty regular” and we shot back at
them
most of the time too. You know, except when we were in “no fire
zones,”
“restricted fire zones,” or “you will go to jail zones if you shoot
here.” It was very hard to tell the difference as they shot and killed
us from all those zones and it troubled a lot of us that we had to ask
permission to fire back even when we were receiving fire. It was a
difficult way to fight a war and still try to win it.

It had thus occurred to me over the years after I came home that maybe
the politicians in Washington like your father, had never really wanted
to win. After former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara said
twenty-five years later on live television that “We never intended to
win in Viet Nam,” I knew that it was true. Hell, why didn't they tell
us
that in the first place? Most of us would have stayed home, and like
you, chased pretty girls and raced our “super cars” up and down the
streets.

When I arrived in Saigon from the states, the Army Lieutenant told us
at
our "Welcome To Viet Nam Introduction Class" at Long Binh Army Depot,
that we were there to “Ensure the freedom of the South Vietnamese
people
and protect them from communist aggression." You're in government now;
would you please find out if that young Lieutenant was lying to me and
those other soldiers too? Or, if maybe somebody lied to him and then
he
lied to us on our first, full day “in country.” Either way, it seems
to
me that there was a lot of lying going on to nineteen and twenty
year-old men whose budding lives were at stake. It is no way to start
a
war; with a big lie to the men who will fight it.

Does your administration lie to the men in Iraq and Afghanistan
nowadays? I really think it is important to hurry up and find all
those
“weapons of mass destruction” before those men and women in Iraq
getting
shot and blown the hell up start feeling like they are being lied too
also.

Sending young girls into combat is a new low for this country. Think
on
it for a moment, it's bad enough to send boys, but y'all must really be
desperate when you start sending girls into combat in Iraq. Are any of
your daughters over there, Mr. Bush?

Mr. President, you will indeed find "weapons of mass destruction" in
Viet Nam. The United States Government left thirty billion dollars
worth of military equipment there for the communists when we pulled
out.
Are you going to bring any of that home with you? If so, I hid a fifty
caliber machine gun there in the 25th Aviation Battalion's arms room on
the air strip at Cu Chi. When I was acting arms room sergeant for a
short time, I traded a LRRP team member (long range reconnaissance
patrol), one brand new M60 for it. It is underneath the arms counter
wrapped in cosmoline in a water tight box. I bet the Commies never
found it. I would like to have it back. Sometimes I have dreams about
the prevaricating politicians who sent us there.

I suppose that all the Agent Orange is dried up and you don't need to
be
warned about its “life changing” effects now. Why didn't your daddy or
any of the other politicians and business men running the war tell us
about Agent Orange? Eighty thousand men died of cancer and other
diseases after coming home to the states; another hundred thousand or
so
feel like crap most of the time because of its lingering effects.

Dow Chemical sent me a check for $450 as part of an “Agent Orange
Settlement Suit.” I don’t think I got my body's worth. I understand
soldiers are like toilet paper that politicians use and throw away, but
nonetheless, my joints have swollen up and have been hurting for
thirty-seven years. It seems the military-industrial complex got off
light in that "settlement. " I know Vice-President Cheney was a
corporate businessman before he took over sending young men to war, do
you reckon he could get the Dow Chemical corporation to spring for a
few
more bucks for the Nam vets doused with Agent Orange? I tallied it up.
$450.00 over 37 years is something like $11.31 a year. How much have
you and Cheney made on your corporate deals?

That little pay off by Dow Chemical is no way to treat veterans. But
then, we never were treated with a hell of a lot of respect. When we
got home anti-war demonstrators threw bags of feces at us while yelling
“baby killers” and trying to spit on us. What do they call you for
evading having to serve in Viet Nam?

I understand that you bring the dead home secretly from Iraq and don’t
let the loved ones go and meet the men in caskets anymore. People
nowadays don't spit on their soldiers anymore so is the secrecy
intended
to keep grieving parents, pregnant wives, and young children who won't
remember their dad's face, from wanting to spit on you? Either way, I
can understand. It changes your attitude for life to fight a war for
“freedom and democracy” and then come home and have people try to spit
on you. Guess your home coming from Guard meetings went better (when
you did show up for them.)

Speaking of ripping off veterans, you stripped several billion dollars
from the VA appropriations bills this year, last year, and the year
before that. Those boys coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan could
use
some first class care now. Artificial arms and legs cost big bucks and
they deserve the best. Also considering inflation, the amount you
“compensate” disabled veterans with is pitiful. You and Cheney spend
as
much on a single hunting trip to Texas as we veterans get in a year to
care for ourselves and families.

By the way, if you do bring my 50 cal home with you from Nam, could you
please put a few thousand rounds of ammo with it into the box? I read
in McNamara's book, In Retrospect, about his apology for being one of
the politicians in my youth’s generation who sent us off to fight a
no-win war. I want to meet with him and let him know how I feel about
his apology. While I can’t speak for the 58,000 dead American
soldiers,
I can speak for myself. He can go straight to hell.

What did you do during Tet 68? I hauled so many lifeless
eighteen-year-old bodies on my helicopter during those months that
those
days have never left me. I still have vivid memories of those rides
back to base camp with those boys spread out across the floor of the
helicopter bay. The rushing wind in my face was unable to dissipate the
smell while gore and blood rippled on the floor of the chopper through
that wind. Once the carnage was delivered, I recall having to take a
bucket of water and slosh it across the floor to clean up, while wiping
up someone's life with my hands and a dirty rag. All of it leaking out
of some kid who twenty or thirty minutes ago had been thinking about
mom, a girlfriend, a wife or home.

Can you even remember where you were during Tet? Perhaps you were
somewhere in Houston partying or getting arrested for a DWI and such.

Does sending another generation of nineteen-year-old kids to Iraq to
fight for “freedom and democracy” give you any bad dreams? I would be
concerned about it if I were you. Especially since there is no freedom
or democracy in Iraq worth American lives. George Washington wrote
("The nation which indulges toward another an habitual hatred or an
habitual fondness is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its
animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it
astray from its duty and its interest.")

You know Mr. Bush, George Washington led his men into battle. Remember
Valley Forge, or Washington on the Delaware? You should be more like
him. Follow Washington's example and go to Iraq and lead the troops
personally. Then the people will believe you are sincere about
everything you say about "helping people be free." Showing up
thirty-one years late in Viet Nam is no way to persuade people you are
a
genuine "commander-in-chief," rather than some two bit political lackey
for corporations and a shill for the money hungry
military/industrial/police state complex that fosters smarter bombs and
dumber children. (Please do not send the black boots to check my
library card for saying this.)

Then and only then will the American people believe you are sincere
about your desire to help those poor Iraqis you profess to care so much
about. Why did you not want to help the people in Viet Nam by serving
there? They wanted democracy, they were dying for freedom. Mr.
President Bush, it is just hard for me to believe you really care about
Iraqis after your no show in South East Asia.

Hope you have fun in Viet Nam now that you are finally getting to go.
It’s a nice place and very pretty. But thousands of people trying to
kill you every day ruined it for me. I guess the rulers there will
treat you better than they did us. After all, you are one of them.
Mr.
Bush, if you do not feel personally up to leading the troops in Iraq,
maybe you should think about just staying in Hanoi. Lots of people
wish
you would just stay there. Count me as one of them.

Sincerely,
Spc. E4 L.R. Beam
Co. A. 25th Avn. Ben, 25th Infantry Division 1967-68.

Beam, a native Texan, volunteered for two tours of duty in Vietnam,
serving as a combat helicopter door gunner, for which he was awarded
the
Distinguished Flying Cross.

Monday, November 20, 2006

IN THIS MORNING'S JOURNAL/SENTINEL:

Now, consumers weigh in on Plan B debate
Over-the-counter sales of contraceptive begin
By STACY FORSTER
sforster@journalsentinel.com
Posted: Nov. 19, 2006
Madison - After a years-long debate over whether the morning-after birth control pill should be sold without a prescription, Plan B emergency contraception is now available to walk-in pharmacy customers.
Plan B has just been shipped to pharmacies, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's decision in August to approve over-the-counter sale of the drug regimen - two pills that contain higher levels of hormones found in normal birth control pills and must be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse.

"We have it, but we haven't sold any yet," said Amy Schiveley, a pharmacist at Lakeview Pharmacy in Racine, which carried the drug before it was sold over the counter and is now selling it for $39.99. "That will come with time," she predicted.

At Community Pharmacy in Madison, a handful of doses have been sold so far, said pharmacist Linda Willsey.

"We received our first shipment Monday, Nov. 6, and by golly, we dispensed it that afternoon," Willsey said, adding that customers of the pharmacy near the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus had been asking about it since the FDA approval in late summer.

According to FDA guidelines, the emergency contraception pills may be purchased only in stores that are staffed by a licensed pharmacist, and they may be sold only to customers older than 18.

Women under 18 may still obtain emergency contraception with a prescription. Men over 18 may also purchase the drug over the counter.

Nicole Safar, public policy analyst for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, said having Plan B available without a prescription will increase timely access to emergency contraception, which is the key to making it work.

"It's such a time-sensitive drug," Safar said. "When you have the hurdle of going to a doctor's office for a prescription, there's really no way you can get it within 12 hours" for best results.

According to its manufacturer, Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc., the drug is shown to reduce the risk of pregnancy by 89% when it is taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex and is even more effective when taken within the first 24 hours.

Despite the federal approval, some opponents of the morning-after pill remain concerned about its health effects on women and whether it could affect how sexual assaults are reported. Some abortion opponents object to emergency contraception because they view it as a chemical abortion.

"This is a social experiment," said Matt Sande, legislative director for Pro-Life Wisconsin, adding that the group will continue working to educate Wisconsin residents about what it views as the harmful effects of emergency contraception.

A 2005 state law aimed at limiting methamphetamine production means sniffling customers must sign a logbook documenting how much cold medicine they've bought, but those looking to buy Plan B will only need to ask for the drug from a pharmacist and show identification to prove they are over 18.

It's up to pharmacies to decide whether to carry the drug. A 2005 survey of pharmacies in Wisconsin's 16 largest communities found that 42% didn't carry emergency contraception, said Kelda Helen Roys, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin.

"We're hopeful, but we're not anticipating that a lot of pharmacies will stock it when they haven't in the past," Roys said.

But many of the bigger drugstore chains said they will be stocking Plan B for sale without a prescription.

Michael Polzin, a spokesman for Walgreen Co., said Plan B will be available behind the counter in its 187 Wisconsin stores, selling for $41.99. At Wal-Mart stores, Plan B can be purchased according to FDA guidelines in all stores that have pharmacies for about $35, according to Kevin Gardner, senior manager of corporate communications for Wal-Mart Inc.

Roys said the price for the over-the-counter version of the drug is slightly higher than before, and in some cases, it was covered by an individual's prescription drug benefit plans.

Purchasing the drug is also likely to come with some counseling from a pharmacist.

Susan Kleppin, deputy director for the Center for Drug Policy at UW Hospitals and Clinics, said Plan B will be available without a prescription at its 13 outpatient pharmacy locations, including one at a health clinic at UW-Madison. Pharmacists will talk with patients about how to use it safely and protecting themselves against sexually transmitted diseases, she said.

"This is not going to protect you from an STD or AIDS - simply from pregnancy," Kleppin said.

Private counseling
Willsey said customers who request Plan B are taken aside to a semi-private area for a chat with a pharmacist about the drug and to be sure it is the best option for the customer.

For example, she said, "Some don't understand that if they're on regular birth control and also using a condom, they don't need to take it." If necessary, pharmacy staff would also provide information about reporting sexual assault.

Sande said some pharmacists might be reluctant to sell such a drug because of its chemical effect, and said state lawmakers should work to pass a "conscience clause" that would prevent health professionals from having to choose between their careers and their beliefs.

Roys said supporters of more reproductive options remain concerned that some pharmacists could stand in the way of women seeking the drug.

An effort was also made to limit access to emergency contraception on public university campuses in the last legislative session. The state Assembly passed a bill that would have barred the UW System schools from prescribing, dispensing or advertising the morning-after pill, but it died in the Senate.

The bill's sponsor, Rep. Dan LeMahieu (R-Oostburg), said he's watching to see how sales are handled, especially when it comes to policing the age of people buying it.

"We still need to see how the pharmacies are controlling it when people come to the counter and ask for it," he said.

WHAT IS THE ONLY REASON THAT A MAN WOULD WANT TO BUY PLAN B??????


SUNDAY SERMON

Dear Friend,


Today we celebrate the feast of one of the greatest glories of the Franciscan Order. St. Elizabeth is the principal patroness of the Third Order of St. Francis.


She was born in 1207 the daughter of Andrew II, King of Hungary. She was promised in marriage at a very young age _ according to the custom of the country — and she grew up at the court of the Duke of Thuringia, whose son Louis IV she married, when she reached her fourteenth year. From this holy union three children were born.


On becoming Duchess, she did not allow herself to be dazzled by the brilliance of her position. She redoubled her mortification and prayers, and carried out her responsibilities to perfection. God rewarded the inexhaustible charity of the illustrious princess by miracles. One day, it is related, when she was in the town of Eisenach, carrying supplies for the poor in her cloak, she suddenly found herself face to face with her husband returning from the hunt. Astonished at seeing her bent by the weight of her burden, the prince wished to see what she was carrying. He opened her coat, but all he saw there were some white and red roses, although it was not the season for flowers.


This privileged soul was too pleasing to God to escape tribulation. At the age of twenty she lost her husband. Her brother-in-law despoiled her of all her earthly goods, and expelled her from her palace _ the castle of Warburg. The princess offered her services to a hospital for the care of lepers in order to provide for herself and her children.


St. Elizabeth's brother-in-law Henry, who had been so merciless towards her, repented of his injustice, and re-established Elizabeth in her rights. However, she herself renounced all human honors, left her castle, and withdrew to a small wooden dwelling near the Friars Minor, who had already given her the habit of the Third Order.


St. Elizabeth died on November 19, 1231, at the age of twenty-four.


There is much for us to learn from and to imitate in the life of St. Elizabeth. Our youth are never too young to begin a life of loving and serving God. All too often we expect very little from our youth and that is exactly what we get -- very little. The young are capable of great things if only they had the encouragement and example to follow. Their hearts are capable of great love and of great sacrifice, but all too often those whom God has given the task of protecting and guiding these souls play the part of the demons and frustrate every noble and high ideal of love and self-sacrifice that buds fourth in their souls. They are not too young. No one is ever too young to love God or to perform penances.


It is not necessary that everyone enter the world and experience all the passions and illicit "joys" that the world offers before he can give himself over completely to the love of God. One can know what he is sacrificing even though he has never experienced what it is that he is giving up.


We must take to heart the words of our Lord when He said that we must become like little children if we wish to enter into the kingdom of Heaven. Little children already have the advantage of not having had their inherited sin (original sin) nurtured by the demons and the world so that it bursts forth into the many and serious passions of sin (actual sins).


We should strive by every means possible to hold out to youth the noble and heroic deeds of our saints for them to follow. We can show them that there are many who truly loved God in their earliest youth, and that they too are capable of great love for God. Our children must understand that they are called upon by God to become saints. This call does not begin when they reach the age of maturity or legal age; it began even before they were conceived in their mother's womb.


Our youth must learn to follow this call of God without hesitation or remorse, and those of more mature age must not put obstacles in the way of God's grace.

The whole reason that God has created each and every one of us is so we may become saints to spend all eternity happily loving Him in Heaven. The sooner that we recognize and start working towards this goal the better off we will be.












Hear what the best friends of the fundamentalist evangelical "christians" have to say - oh yes - they are also the "elder brothers" of the vatican II protestant sect...


Swedish human rights worker viciously attacked by Israeli settler

November 18th, 2006

A 19-year old Swedish human rights worker had her cheekbone broken by an Israeli settler in Hebron today. Tove Johansson from Stockholm walked through the Tel Rumeida checkpoint with a small group of human rights workers to accompany Palestinian schoolchildren to their homes. They were confronted by about 100 settlers in small groups, who started chanting in Hebrew “We killed Jesus, we’ll kill you too!”, a refrain the settlers had been repeating to internationals in Tel Rumeida all day.





http://www.palsolidarity.org/main/2006/11/18/hebron-day-06/

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Welcome to the Peoples Republic of Amerika!


HOA Rule Forbids Couple To Smoke In Their Own Home

Judge Upholds Homeowners' Association Order

GOLDEN, Colo. -- A judge has upheld a homeowners association's order barring a couple from smoking in the town house they own.

Colleen and Rodger Sauve, both smokers, filed a lawsuit in March after their condominium association amended its bylaws last December to prohibit smoking.

"We argued that the HOA was not being reasonable in restricting smoking in our own unit, nowhere on the premises, not in the parking lot or on our patio," Colleen Sauve said...

Read the whole story and see a video news clip - here:

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/10336501/detail.html

I KNEW THIS WAS COMING!!! WHERE CAN WE HIDE OUR BOYS?????

Democrat Rangel: Bring back the draft
New York congressman says he'll introduce legislation to beef up number of U.S. troops


© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com



Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., the incoming chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, said he will introduce legislation to reinstate the military draft, claiming U.S. forces are inadequate to face possible threats by Iran, North Korea, as well as Iraq.

"There's no question in my mind that this president and this administration would never have invaded Iraq, especially on the flimsy evidence that was presented to the Congress, if indeed we had a draft and members of Congress and the administration thought that their kids from their communities would be placed in harm's way," Rangel said today on CBS' "Face the Nation" program.

"I don't see how anyone can support the war and not support the draft," he said. "If we're going to challenge Iran and challenge North Korea and then, as some people have asked, to send more troops to Iraq, we can't do that without a draft."

Rangel is a Korean War veteran who unsuccessfully sponsored legislation on
conscription in the past. He said his proposal would be filed early next year.


Appearing on CBS with Rangel was Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who serves as a colonel in the U.S. Air Force Standby Reserve.

While Graham did not say a draft was the definitive way to go, he did leave open the possibility.

"I think we can do this with an all-voluntary service, all-voluntary Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy. And if we can't, then we'll look for some other option," Graham said.

Polls have shown about seven in 10 Americans oppose reinstatement of the draft, and military officials have said they don't expect to see its return.

Outgoing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told Congress in June 2005 that "there isn't a chance in the world that the draft will be brought back."
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Saturday, November 18, 2006


THIS IS FROM THE TRADITIO WEBSITE - THANKS TO ONE OF OUR READERS:

St. Bernadette and Our Lady of Lourdes (1858)


Newvatican has announced that it now rejects miracles at Lourdes, the most venerable site of Marian devotion in the present day. Henceforth only "inexplicable occurrences" will take place there. Mention of the appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Lourdes in the traditional Collect of February 11 has been eliminated from the Novus Ordo service. [Source: BBC World Television]
Isn't Newvatican shooting itself in the foot? If it doesn't recognize miracles, how is it going to make its poster boy JPII the Less a Newchurch saint?!
Wal-Mart Hits Teens with Gay Porn How-To Manual
*** UPDATE
Wal-Mart Drops Gay Sex How-To Manual for Teens after LifeSiteNews.com Exposehttp://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2006/nov/06111703.html
By Gudrun Schultz
BENTONVILLE, AR, November 15, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A graphic sex-ed manual promoting lesbianism to teenage girls is now offered for sale by Wal-Mart in the United States. Called "irresponsible and obscene" and by the Institute for Canadian Values, the material contains explicit directions for engaging in oral/anal sexual acts. The book encourages same-sex experimentation, telling girls that only 10 percent of the population is actually heterosexual, while 80 percent is "mixed" or bi-sexual.
Produced by St. Stephens' Community House in Toronto, the book titled "The Little Black Book for Girlz: A Book on Healthy Sexuality" caused a storm of controversy earlier this fall when parents and pro-family groups first became aware of the books' content after it was published in September.
The manual was further condemned for using obscene and derogatory language. Examples include a section entitled "My First Time F***ing a Girl" and the statement "If you need someone to represent God The Holiness, then for me, it's a fat black dyke."
The manual contains misleading and dangerous information on "safe" sex devises, assuring teenagers that condom use is 100 percent effective in preventing the transmission of disease. That statement contradicts the World Health Organization's recent admission that condom use fails to protect against HIV/AIDS transmission up to 20 percent of the time, crucial information missing from the manual.
Another section on "safe" lesbian sex acts, entitled "How to use a dental dam," encourages girls to engage in such dangerous behaviour as sewing latex squares used in dentistry into the crotch of their underwear "for added fun."
Wal-Mart says the book, sold for $8.50, is "a great mix of real-life examples and life-saving info."
Advertising the manual as "not just a book about sex, but a look at girl culture by teenagers," the book is praised as "No stuffy school textbook," with "No nosy adults" involved.
"It's all stuff that youth need to know…The Little Black Book for Girlz is an important, take--anywhere empowerment guide. Girls shouldn't leave their teen years without it."
Wal-Mart recently joined the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, which celebrated the involvement of the corporation as "part of the company's ongoing commitment to advancing diversity among all of its associate, supplier and customer bases."
The company contributed $60,000 in 2006 to the activist group Out & Equal, an organization dedicated to promoting the homosexual lifestyle, including same-sex marriage, in the workplace. Wal-Mart ran a full-page ad in the Out & Equal 2006 Workplace Summit Program Guide stating the company's commitment to supporting the goals of the Out & Equal Summit.
In 2005, Human Rights Campaign, the largest homosexual activist lobby organization in the U.S., applauded Wal-Mart for adopting a new definition of family that included same-sex partners, where recognized under state law.
(News tip from http://socon-or-bust.blogspot.com/ )
UPDATE:

Numerous calls and emails from LifeSiteNews.com readers went in to Wal-Mart expressing concerns.
Although it was produced in Canada, the book was apparently only available in Wal-Marts in the United States. Wal-Mart Canada responded to concerns about the book saying, "This book is not available for sale in Canadian Wal-Mart stores and we have no plans to stock it."
A Wal-Mart advertisement for the book was listed on the Wal-Mart website, but the web page which listed the information now says: "Product Not Found!"(The link, which was operational till yesterday afternoon was:http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?dest=9999999997&product_id=4890222&sourceid=0100000030660805302498 )
The Wal-Mart ad said the book, which was sold for $8.50, is "a great mix of real-life examples and life-saving info."
It advertised the manual as "not just a book about sex, but a look at girl culture by teenagers," and praised the book as "No stuffy school textbook," with "No nosy adults" involved. "It's all stuff that youth need to know…The Little Black Book for Girlz is an important, take--anywhere empowerment guide. Girls shouldn't leave their teen years without it."
LifeSiteNews.com contacted Wal-Mart spokesman Kory Lundberg for comment on the book's removal, but no comment has yet been received.

Note: Since I've been unable to comment lately due to severe computer problems, I would just like to say that I feel this book was put in Wal Mart stores as a "balloon" so to speak. In other words, they were checking what kind of reaction it would bring so they could determine how far they can push the ticket. Wal Mart is now a supporter of the "gay" lifestyle by donating 5% of all on line sales to homosexual groups and they now have an employee group called "PRIDE" for homosexual employees. Unfortunately, there aren't too many stores that Christians can shop in today !! BTW: I do read all of your comments and am able to approve or disapprove the comments. I can also read the posts that Pope makes but just cannot comment on them. Hopefully, this will be cleared up soon. God bless all of you!

posted by bridget