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Philadelphia, PA, April 22, 2013 (OperationRescue) — The jaw-dropping testimony of the prosecution’s final witness in the frightful Kermit Gosnell murder trial overshadowed two other witnesses who testified against the man accused of running a “charnel house” where newborn babies struggling for life were summarily dispatched through virtual “beheadings.”

Former Gosnell employee Kareema Cross testified calmly and sometimes defiantly under defense questioning, of filthy conditions, reused medical equipment that spread venereal diseases from one patient to another, rampant misuse of sedation by poorly educated and unqualified employees, and the cold-hearted severing of spinal cords of babies born alive after late-term abortions that were done well past the legal limit in Pennsylvania.

 

Read the rest of this here: Yeah, right here.  Even if you are pro-choice or pro-life or pro-neither, you should read this.  Why?  Because if you wanna keep the right to be a voter, you need to know what people are talking about.  Or not talking about, if you’re the media with strange and pointless ulterior motives.  Thanks to Twitter and Facebook and people who want to know truth, this story in all its grizzly is being exposed.  I don’t care what you vote for – this is a wrong and the only way to make it right is to acknowledge that it is real.

 

So, stop being ignorant; smarten up; read the news; know inaction has just as much consequence as action.

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Hah.  I’ve never been called an extremist before.  Good to know I am violent and a hater.

Defense Department classifies Catholics, evangelicals as extremists – Washington Times.

 

Wikipedia is single-handedly bringing down the intelligence level of the modern day citizen.  Not because it in of itself is stupid, but the people who use it are.  See that little blue link that comes at the end of sentences?  Yeah…that’s a link to take you to a source so you can confirm the validity of a statement.

Try not to fail so badly next time.

Over and out of here.

 

P.S. – I am a hater…a hater of stupidity.

But no less important or powerful.

Columbine Student’s father 12 years later…

Guess our national leaders didn’t expect this. On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful.

Read the rest of the story here

 

Or, get the gist of the message with this:

Much of the blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. I wrote a poem just four nights ago that expresses my feelings best.

Your laws ignore our deepest needs,
Your words are empty air.
You’ve stripped away our heritage,
You’ve outlawed simple prayer.
Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
And precious children die.
You seek for answers everywhere,
And ask the question "Why?"
You regulate restrictive laws,
Through legislative creed.
And yet you fail to understand,
That God is what we need!

 

Amen, brother.

 

Now, take a stand instead of just standing aside.

 

For those of you who never wondered where these magical amendments come from, check it here.

New bomb. Level: NBC

“While other networks aired live silent footage of memorial events, NBC’s Today show aired a segment with Kris Jenner from Keeping Up With The Kardashians.”  – BBC News online

Because lord knows, we all gotta know about her breast implant.  Thank God, NBC was there to catch that momentous discussion in US media history.  I know I would not have been able to sleep if they had skipped over that interview for a moment of respectful silence to the 2,700+ who lost their lives for no good reason.

An NBC spokeswoman said Tuesday’s show had "dedicated a considerable amount of time to September 11th coverage".

Oh, NBC.  We call this a facepalm.  Or, on twitter, we hashtag this as “a major fail”.

 

Hat tip: BBC News online

Dog-gone

Now that’s what we call a good tail – er – I mean tale.

it’s no surprise that Pusuke — a fluffy, tan Shiba mix — made headlines nationwide in that country when the pooch -– the world’s oldest dog, according to Guinness World Records -– died this week at the age of 26 years and 8 months, after falling ill and refusing to eat…The dog’s owner told reporters that Pusuke’s condition took a sudden turn for the worse early this week. The dog did not eat breakfast, a first, and died quietly, surrounded by Shinohara and her family.

"I was with Pusuke for 26 years, and I felt as if he was my child. I thank him for living so long with me," said, Shinohara, 42, a housewife.

It’s also no surprise that Pusuke -– who lasted a human equivalent of well over 100 years -– lived in the nation with one of the world’s oldest populations…

So, apparently, if you want your dog to live a long time, you need to uproot yourself and move to Japan, where they obviously have a miracle-life dog food.  I do not know what they use in the production of their food, but I would like a couple tons of it please.

Last December, Pusuke made it into the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s oldest living dog, breaking the previous record of 21 years and 3 months, according to the Daily Yomiuri newspaper

I’m just saying, there is something to said for man’s best friend for sticking it out that long.  I hope they allowed the little guy to pass on those amazing genes and continue the genetic advancement of dogs everywhere.

 

But, for the Japanese, the true story of “Man’s Loyal Companion” is still held by Hachiko, who waited for his master every day at the train station until his, the dog’s, death…9 years after the death of his master.

V-Tech shooting

The slaying of a Virginia Tech policeman and death of his apparent assailant Thursday — and an ensuing campus-wide manhunt and storm of international news coverage — caused havoc across the New River Valley.

Thursday’s mayhem began about 12:30 p.m. when Crouse, a 39-year-old Christiansburg resident who’d been a Tech officer for four years, made what university officials described as a routine traffic stop in the Cassell Coliseum parking lot. In the midst of the stop, Crouse was shot to death in front of witnesses…the shooter was not the person stopped, but was a man who approached while the stop was taking place. Questions remain about where the shooter came from and why Crouse was shot.

I think at 12:30pm yesterday, I was studying for an exam and wishing my life was easier. 

Witnesses saw Crouse’s shooter flee on foot toward the Cage, a university parking lot down Washington Street from the Coliseum…Officers soon found a second body there…That person is believed to be Crouse’s killer.  Authorities had not released the identity of the second body Thursday night…state police confirmed that the man found dead in the Cage lot was seen in video from Crouse’s patrol car with the weapon that is believed to have been used in Crouse’s killing.

Crouse, a U.S. Army veteran, was a member of the Virginia Tech Police Emergency Response Team and served in the patrol division, according to a university news release. He received an award in 2008 for his commitment to the department’s Driving Under the Influence efforts, the university release said. He is survived by his wife, five children and stepchildren, and his mother and brother.

 

Prayers go out to his family and friends, and to all the people in the surrounding area of V-Tech.

A lack of Security

As a heads-up for anyone who still comes to this blog on a regular basis.  If you have a Facebook account, you should know the following:

FB changed & failed to let us know about it AGAIN.

FaceBook has automatically set your browsing security to a the non-secure setting!

Go onto your facebook and check your URL address (the top box on your screen).  If you see "http" intsead of "https" you DO NOT have a secure session and you can be HACKED.

 

How to fix this idiocy:

Go to Account Settings –> Account Security –> click Change.  Check the secure browsing box, and click Save.  Check your URL after this and check to make sure it works. 

 

As a point of practice, I recommend anyone who reads this and uses facebook to, from now on, always check the URL when they login to fb.  If the URL says https then you’re good to do your fb thing.  However, if it’s http, then repeat the above instructions, log off and try again.

Pass this on; blog about it; make it your fb status; start a chain of annoyance.  That’s why we have the freedom of the internet; to protest stupidity that puts us all at digital risk.

Japan

I don’t know how many people have been following the tragedy in Japan this week or how diligently.  I know that, with work and school, I’ve only been able to keep a cursory eye on the news as it comes down the wire.

 

But, I do want to give a shout out to the Japanese, whether actually in Japan or elsewhere, and their seemingly endless spirit in all this difficultly.  Foxnews has got a good collection of reports on the search and rescue work going on over there now.  Also the radiation scare, which apparently isn’t as bad as the media is making it out to be, but is escalating and could become bad.

 

There are a few websites setting up support and fund raisers for the Japanese people.

 

Rundown of Japanese Tragedy:

March 11 – 0546 GMT: Earthquake at a scale of 9.0 causes a tsunami along Japanese eastern shores.

March 12 – Japanese Government begins the mobilizing of their “search and rescue” plan.  US, UK, Australia, South Korea, and New Zealand begin sending out troops to aid in search and rescue.  A Fukushima nuclear plant suffers an explosion, but reactor is announced as secure.

Total death toll:  approx. 1,300

March 13 – More issues at nuclear plant as operations containing reactor give difficulty.  Government doubles its search and rescue efforts as Prime Minister calls for the Japanese people to “keep strong and carry on”

March 14 – Another explosion occurs at the Fukushima nuclear plan.  Japan’s allies work to aid in staffing hospitals in worst-hit areas.

March 15 – High levels of radiation escape the Fukushima plant after another explosion.  People in the area are advised to stay indoors until problem is contained.  US aids to extinguish fires at plant.

Total death toll: approx. 12,000+ (feared)

 

Prayers need to go out to the Fukushima 50, employees at the plant that will be staying onsite to do their best to prevent further meltdowns in the remaining reactors.

Woohoo!

Leverage has been renewed for a fourth season!

 

Okay, yes season three has not been the best of shakes, but when you get this much eye candy on the screen, it’s not all about the plot, is it?  Let’s be honest now.

 

Also, I am not a big Lost fan (I simply just can’t get that invested in something that requires so much, well, investment.  I can watch the occasional season but not for prolonged periods of time.  I do everything via Hulu, for pete’s sake!).  However, I did watch the finale with my brother and was thoroughly impressed and confused and delighted.

Mostly, though, I thought this was pretty cool of the creative writers to do.

 

Disclaimer: Don’t own/belong to Leverage, Lost, TNT, or ABC.  Thank you and good night.

 

P.S. I have not forgotten about the tattoos; school is keeping me busy until dark, when lighting isn’t very good for pictures.  Never fear, the weekend is fast approaching!

This just in (about three days ago) that Kellogg is calling back four of its major cereal brands; Froot Loops, Honey Smacks, Apple Jacks, and Corn Pops.

We might ask why, aside from the obvious being that chemical filled food like this is as dangerous as an atomic bomb going off on our kitchen table.  Kellogg had an answer, one that many parents did not appreciate at all…

Kellogg Co. is voluntarily recalling about 28 million boxes of Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops and Honey Smacks cereals, saying a "waxy" smell and flavor coming from the package liners could make people sick, the company said Friday.     – Huffington Post

28 million boxes…wow…I got to say that’s a lot of contaminated food.

Kellogg Co. voluntarily recalled certain packages of Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops and Honey Smacks cereals Friday due to a strange waxy-like taste and odor coming from the liner of the package.    – Wallet Pop

Wait, so you’re telling me that the pungent smell that has been coming from these cereals (especially when burped back up by the young) is not the smell we should worry about but it’s the new, waxy smell we should fear?  A waxy smell that is secreting from the lining of the cereal boxes themselves?

I’ll just…not eat cereal…avoid both the foodage and the poisonous lining.

 

Let’s first acknowledge that one of these cereals they pulled off the shelves comes wrapped in the infamous astronaut silver wrappings that looks like it’s trying to contain some sort of biological weapon (generally called Corn Pops, in this case).

However, I don’t recall every vomiting after smelling and eating these cereals…

According to Kellogg’s, the recall of their cereals is due to, "Consumers should not eat the recalled products because they do not meet quality standards." The reason that the recall is taking place is due to an odd smell and flavor that could cause nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea     – Associated Content 

Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea…hmmm…  Well, one of these I know has happened to me a lot after eating any of the four aforementioned cereals but I always assumed that was because I was secretly being fed some sort of chemical compound that gave me superpowers.