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Monday, February 28, 2005

Click Here For Sharpton a good fit for Democrats

WorldNetDaily: Sharpton a good fit for Democrats: "My particular concern is the destructive and wrong message that Sharpton delivered to all African-Americans in inner cities around our country who listened to his address. What did he tell them? That government doesn't care about your personal life, your moral life or how you conduct yourselves as citizens and as people. But it is the government's job to 'guarantee' that food is in your refrigerator.

This is exactly what a community that is being torn apart by AIDS, illegitimacy, abortion, crime and 50-percent school dropouts needed to hear. Particularly from someone who calls himself a minister. "

Click Here For King's message ignored in black community

WorldNetDaily: King's message ignored in black community: "The bitterness and violence that is so rooted today in many of our black communities shows that they have not gotten Dr. King's message. The statistics are clear that black families are, on average, in far worse shape today than they were in 1963 when Dr. King gave his famous speech. These statistics -- family breakdown, illegitimacy, abortion, crime -- are living testimony to the extent to which blacks chose the path of politics and political demagoguery rather than the path of faith, tradition and personal responsibility on which to build their lives after the Civil Rights Act was enacted. "

Click Here For Golden chance for NAACP

WorldNetDaily: Golden chance for NAACP: "The heads of local NAACP chapters that I meet are out of step with their national leaders and sound much more like local church pastors. Perhaps because these chapter heads live in close proximity to the troubled communities with which they work, they understand that the problems in black communities today reflect the challenges of the business of living and not the business of politics.

As John McWhorter of the Manhattan Institute has aptly put it, today racism is not the main problem of African Americans, but rather '... the mundane tasks of teaching those 'left behind' after the civil-rights victory how to succeed in a complex society.' "

Click Here For Did Ronald Reagan "torture" blacks?

WorldNetDaily: Did Ronald Reagan "torture" blacks?: "So, how did blacks fare under Ronald Reagan?
From the end of 1982 to 1989, black unemployment dropped 9 percentage points (from 20.4 percent to 11.4 percent), while white unemployment dropped by only 4 percentage points. Black household income went up 84 percent from 1980 to 1990, vs. a white household income increase of 68 percent. The number of black-owned businesses increased from 308,000 in 1982 to 424,000 in 1987, a 38 percent rise vs. a 14 percent increase in the total number of firms in the United States. Receipts by black-owned firms more than doubled, from $9.6 billion to $19.8 billion.
If this is 'torture,' more, please � and a side of fries. "

Click Here For When liberals play the race card

WorldNetDaily: When liberals play the race card: "John 'Sly' Sylvester, a white Madison, Wis., radio host, called Rice 'Aunt Jemima' and Colin Powell 'Uncle Tom.' Sylvester at first offered an apology -- to Aunt Jemima. 'It is with a heavy heart that I apologize this morning to Aunt Jemima,' said Sylvester, for comparing a 'strong, independent black woman' like Aunt Jemima to a 'self-serving hack politician.' Sylvester later issued another 'apology,' only it demeaned Rice even more: 'I'm concerned that I have offended many African Americans by using a crass term to describe an incompetent, dishonest, political appointee of the Bush administration, I apologize ... She has allowed herself to be used as a black trophy ...' "

Click Here For Children having children

WorldNetDaily: Children having children: "According to the World Almanac 2005 -- which now lists illegitimate birth rates under the politically correct heading 'Nonmarital Childbearing' -- nearly 70 percent of black children are born outside of wedlock. With Latinos, the rate is almost 45 percent, whites nearly 30 percent, and Asians 15 percent. Overall, about 34 percent of America's children today are born outside of wedlock.

According to the Heritage Foundation, children born outside of wedlock were more likely to engage in early sexual activity and have children out of wedlock. The report further stated, 'Compared to children living with both biological parents in similar socioeconomic circumstances, children of never-married mothers exhibit 68 percent more antisocial behavior, 24 percent more headstrong behavior, 33 percent more hyperactive behavior, 78 percent more peer conflict, and 53 percent more dependency. Overall, children of never-married mothers have behavioral problems that score nearly three times higher than children raised in comparable intact families.' "

Click Here For The race card -- 2005

WorldNetDaily: The race card � 2005: "Richard Williams, father of tennis sensations Venus and Serena Williams, also has three stepdaughters -- one is an actress and singer, one is a lawyer, and one, now deceased, attended medical school. His view of America's 'race relations'? 'In America,' says Williams, 'black people doesn't really have an opportunity at nothin' ... It's kinda bad bein' black in America.' "

Click Here For An armed citizenry and liberty

WorldNetDaily: An armed citizenry and liberty: "Who are the strongest supporters of the attack on our Second Amendment rights? They're the liberals in and out of Congress, who want more and more government control over our lives. These people want to be secure in the knowledge that they can encroach upon our liberties and face no prospect of armed resistance. These people don't have the courage to seek a constitutional amendment repealing the Second Amendment, so they want to eat away at it piecemeal in the name of fighting crime and protecting children. That's why the Littleton, Colo., massacre is so appealing to them; it gives them cover.

Their ultimate agenda is gun confiscation. Their strategy is akin to the cigarette-Nazi's strategy: start out with reasonable demands and then escalate. Initially, all the cigarette-Nazis wanted was no smoking sections on airplanes. Then they escalated to no smoking on planes altogether, then in airports, restaurants, workplaces and now even outside. Had they made their full agenda known at the beginning, they wouldn't have gotten anything.

I don't know about you, but if you ever hear that Williams' guns have been confiscated, you'll know that Williams is dead. "

Click Here For Are we a republic or a democracy?

WorldNetDaily: Are we a republic or a democracy?: "We often hear the claim that our nation is a democracy. That wasn't the vision of the founders. They saw democracy as another form of tyranny. If we've become a democracy, I guarantee you that the founders would be deeply disappointed by our betrayal of their vision. The founders intended, and laid out the ground rules, for our nation to be a republic. "

Click Here For Dean, Dems frozen in time warp

WorldNetDaily: Dean, Dems frozen in time warp: "Cosby wants blacks to believe in themselves. Dean wants blacks to believe in government.

Dean thinks that if you want to find a black in a hotel you go to the bell stand. There are blacks today who own hotels. "

Click Here For Foolish question about Bill Cosby

WorldNetDaily: Foolish question about Bill Cosby: "How does one compare what Cosby was accused of to Jackson's fathering a child out of wedlock and quite possibly using tax-exempt monies donated to his Citizen Education Fund to buy a $365,000 California home for his paramour? Not to mention hefty child support and $35,000 in severance pay.

Deroy Murdock, reporting on a Bill O'Reilly expose of Jackson, wrote that 'CEF raised $2,077,219 in 1998 and $9,919,914 in 1999. Meanwhile it spent on $30,933 and $15,699 in education and research in those years respectively. CEF dedicated just 0.39 percent of its budget to its stated purpose.' ('Jesse Jackson's Corporate Cash Cow' -- Charitable Donations, Looksmart July 2001; see also 'The O'Reilly Factor,' Feb. 1, 2001, Transcript No. 020101cb.256) "

Click Here For Come on, Harry, it's because he's black

WorldNetDaily: Come on, Harry, it's because he's black: "Of course, liberal whites who practice bigotry are quick to fall back on their track record on civil rights. The problem is, the things they support are designed to keep blacks on their ideological plantation of servitude, indebtedness and dependence upon them. If they were truly for blacks, they would champion meritocracy even if they disagreed with policy. "

Click Here For Teach science, math, English to black children

WorldNetDaily: Teach science, math, English to black children: "I submit it is time to pull the curtain back and reveal the wizard pulling the levers of failure for these children. Black children must be equipped with competitive math and science skills. They must possess communication skills that exceed Ebonics. They must, without question, possess social skills beyond those embraced on the street corner. Black children must be taught that the world doesn't end at the corner of their neighborhood -- nor does it begin with rap music, drugs and violence.

It is an incomparable injustice perpetrated on these young to waste a month with TV commercials and charlatans fomenting a prescribed history of social injustice when the children being indoctrinated are unable to read, write or comprehend at their grade levels.

When Carter Woodson initiated Black History Week, black children took pride in being able to read and write. Today the polar opposite is the case. It is the lack of marketable linguistic, social and educational skills that cause the disproportionate rates of unemployment and income disparity among blacks. "

Click Here For Stock market suckers

WorldNetDaily: Stock market suckers: "Many conservatives are aquiver with excitement that George Delano is daring to brave the third rail of American politics, the much-beloved welfare program set up by his philosophical predecessor, FDR. It is true, of course, that Social Security is nothing but a government-run Ponzi scheme, that there is no trust fund, that as an investment it is a complete rip-off, that it rewards white women at the expense of black men and that it is an outrageous violation of the Constitution of the United States of America. "

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Intolerance

Christian Times Today News Source: "While secular liberals proclaim tolerance as the highest virtue they hypocritically refuse to decry intolerance toward Christians -- the only group who may be ridiculed in American culture with impunity. "

Rights

BlogArmy: "'The First Amendment says nothing about a right not to be offended. The risk of finding someone else's speech offensive is the price each of us pays for our own free speech. Free people don't run to court -- or to the principal -- when they encounter a message they don't like. They answer it with one of their own.' --Jeff Jacoby "

Click Here For Some Rights That Should Be Put In Writing

Some Rights That Should Be Put In Writing: "Another popular 'right' is the 'right not to be offended.' Recently a schoolgirl objected to reading 'Grendel' by John Gardner -- it's the Beowulf saga retold from the vantage of the monster. Her class was studying Beowulf, one of the oldest works in the English language, and Gardner's Grendel was supplementary reading.
She found the monster's sex and violence offensive. Since sex and violence have been a staple of all literature since Homer and the Old Testament, the 'right not to be offended' is essentially the 'right to be illiterate.'"

Click Here For It Needs To Be Said

It Needs To Be Said: " Somehow, we now have a RIGHT in this country to not be offended. "

Click Here For The right not to be offended?

Archive | June 26, 2000 | The right not to be offended?: "In this Supreme Court case, the justices seem to have found yet another new right in the Constitution: the right not to be offended. If I am offended at what you say at a government function, then I can censor you if your speech has any religious overtones at all."

Friday, February 25, 2005

Click Here For Brothers In Arms: How civil rights flowed from a rifle barrel

Reason: Brothers In Arms: How civil rights flowed from a rifle barrel: "At a protest meeting held at Carnegie Hall after the New York City riot, one of the speakers, 'Miss M.R. Lyons of Brooklyn,' told the audience:
Let every negro get a permit to carry a revolver. You are not supposed to be a walking arsenal, but don't you get caught again. Have your houses made ready to afford protection from the fury of the mob, and remembering that your home is your castle and that no police officer has a right to enter it, unless he complies with the usage of the law; see that he does not."

Click Here For Social Security deceit

WorldNetDaily: Social Security deceit: "The next big lie is from the same Social Security pamphlet: 'Beginning Nov. 24, 1936, the United States government will set up a Social Security account for you ... The checks will come to you as a right.' First, there's no Social Security account containing your money, but more importantly, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on two occasions that Americans have no legal right to Social Security payments.

In Helvering v. Davis (1937), the court held that Social Security was not an insurance program, saying, 'The proceeds of both (employee and employer) taxes are to be paid into the Treasury like internal-revenue taxes generally, and are not earmarked in any way.'

In a later decision, Flemming v. Nestor (1960), the court said, 'To engraft upon Social Security system a concept of 'accrued property rights' would deprive it of the flexibility and boldness in adjustment to ever-changing conditions which it demands ...' That flexibility and boldness mean Congress can constitutionally cut benefits, raise retirement age, raise Social Security taxes and do anything it wishes, including eliminating payments. "

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Click Here For What Social Security Crisis?

What Social Security Crisis?: "In February 1998, then-President Bill Clinton told a Georgetown University audience that a poll indicated that young people felt they were more likely to see a UFO than they were to receive Social Security benefits. He spoke of the 'looming fiscal crisis in Social Security,' saying that Social Security would be bankrupt by 2030 if nothing were done.

Senator John Edwards, D-N.C., told the 106th Congress that the Social Security system was 'riddled with holes. ... And if Congress does not start considering an overall Social Security reform, we will eventually have a hole too big to fix.' In June 2002, Edwards warned again of the 'Social Security crisis.'

On March 30, 2001, Senator Robert Byrd, D-W.V., talked about the 'long-term financing crisis [that] faces the Social Security program.' Again, in May 2003, Byrd referred to 'the impending Social Security funding crisis.'

The above examples illustrate that Democrats have been railing about the Social Security crisis for years. But like a petulant child who must take a contrarian position against his parents, the Democratic leadership is now demanding that no crisis exists.

Who will suffer for such childish behavior? We will. "

Click Here For CBS veteran rips network

WorldNetDaily: CBS veteran rips network: "'Once you get halfway through the CBS Evening News, the rest of it you can turn off,' Fenton told the News. 'There's nothing there you need to know. It's an attempt to entertain people and pump up ratings. If I want entertainment, I'll watch 'The Daily Show.''
'We have literally dumbed down our public,' he continued. 'We have trained them to accept the coverage they're getting. We so rarely explain what's going on, there's no context. So, people of course, aren't interested. They have no idea what's going on.' "

Sunday, February 20, 2005

An Email Prior to the Current Bush Adminstration

From: john johnson


Questions about Social Security
by Walter E. Williams

Walter E. Williams is chairman of the Economics Department at George
Mason University and a Cato Institute adjunct scholar.

Liberal Democrats in Congress and Bill Clinton love to attack
Republican proposals for Social Security reform. In their quest for
votes, they stoke the fears of older Americans by telling them that
Republicans want to destroy Social Security by allowing Americans
choices in providing for retirement. Most Democrats and some
Republicans rank Social Security with God, motherhood and apple pie.

Few people know that about 5 million Americans employed by state and
municipal governments do not pay into Social Security. Under the
provisions of the 1935 Social Security Act, state and municipal
governments could opt out. This Social Security loophole was closed
in 1983; however, Congress permitted those 5 million employees, as
well as about 100,000 clergy, to remain exempt from paying into
Social Security.

Part of President Clinton's plan to "save" Social Security, and
championed by Sen. John Breaux, Louisiana Democrat, is to force
previously exempted employees into Social Security. If 5 million more
workers are forced into the system, it would bring in an estimated
$11 billion over five years. Instead of Social Security collapsing in
2030, it would collapse in 2032 and there'd be 5 million more Social
Security obligations. Mr. Clinton and Mr. Breaux's proposal is
standard for any Ponzi scheme - to keep the scheme going, you have to
round up more participants.

Last April, 12 senators, including five Democrats - Dianne Feinstein
and Barbara Boxer, both of California; Christopher Dodd of
Connecticut; Richard Durbin of Illinois; and Edward Kennedy of
Massachusetts - descended on the White House to demand President
Clinton not support forcing 5 million of their constituents into
Social Security. They warned of the adverse impact on employees in
terms of lower rates of return and lost flexibility.

J.T. Young, chief economist for the U.S. Senate Republican Policy
Committee, points out a real-life example of the inferiority of
Social Security compared to municipal pensions. San Diego city
employees are required to put at least 3 percent of their salary into
a pension plan (and may contribute up to 7 percent). Say a worker
with a constant salary of $32,000 puts a minimum of 3 percent of his
salary into a defined-contribution plan that goes into a mutual fund
paying an annual rate of 7 percent. Upon retirement, that worker will
have $293,385 in constant dollars. Such a return is far superior to
Social Security's zero to 2.5 percent rate of return.

If currently exempt workers are forced into Social Security, they'd
also lose the flexibility of their municipal pension plans. Municipal
pension plans typically award partial benefits for partial
disability. Social Security provides benefits only when the
individual becomes totally unemployable. People in high-pressure jobs
like police and firefighting sometime require early retirement. Under
Social Security, retirement benefits are not available until age 62.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why municipal
employees don't want to be in Social Security.

But what are we to make of Democrats who criticize Republicans for
proposals that would begin the process of allowing American workers
to find a deal better than Social Security while at the same time
fighting to keep their 5 million constituents from being dragged into
the Social Security rat hole? At best, they're a little more than
forked-tongue scoundrels.

When politicians boast to you about the wonders of Social Security,
you should ask them:

"If Social Security is so wonderful, how come people have to be
pulled kicking and screaming into it? If it's so wonderful how come
you're petitioning Clinton to spare your municipal employee
constituents from being pulled into it?" I bet they will fork you
gibberish for answers.




Saturday, February 19, 2005

Click Here For Should moralism be our highest goal?

WorldNetDaily: Should moralism be our highest goal?: "In the beginning of mankind, God gives this amazing cultural command to us to multiply, fill the earth and subdue it. With the grace given to us from Christ, what's this look like? I think it means we should love God and love others, encouraging each other to do the same, and teaching our children this command. And I may be wrong, but I think that's what Jesus had in mind, that a family of God would emerge that isn't so much as characterized by moralism, but by a passion to love God and others, with joy and peace, boldly proclaiming the Gospel not only with their words, but with their lives.
I keep thinking about what Christ would do if he appeared in humanity today. I don't think he'd start a political action committee and try to take over the world, and I don't think he would start organizations critiquing everything that's wrong with society. My immediate reaction to this thought is, well, even if he wouldn't do it, someone has to. But I've begun to wonder if that's the case. "

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Click Here For Ward Churchill's Cheap Shot for Attention

Ward Churchill's Cheap Shot for Attention: "Ward Churchill did nothing resembling any of the above. Professor Churchill cheap-shot his way into prominence. Saying something outrageous to get attention is the exact intellectual equivalent of a girl stripping for the same reason. Shedding clothes may be attention-getting, to be sure, but there's not a lot of originality or merit surrounding the act no matter how much time and energy she puts into it.

Getting yourself on every talk show in the English language by calling the 9/11 victims 'little Eichmanns' is nothing but a deliberate wardrobe malfunction of the mind. Why, then, does Ward Churchill now get to add this full-length column of mine to his scrapbook?
Not for his wretched contribution to thought and dialogue, I assure you, but rather because of some of the preposterous responses his yawn-worthy notions have provoked.

How can I call the notion that 9/11 was a fate fit for the victims 'yawn-worthy'?

Because I've been around a while. I've seen the shapely ones strip and I've heard the likes of Professor Churchill say outrageous things long enough to have earned the right to yawn. If you haven't yet, don't scold me. Try to catch up with me. "

Click Here For Jonah Goldberg on Ward Churchill and Larry Summers on National Review Online

Jonah Goldberg on Ward Churchill and Larry Summers on National Review Online: "Known for making factually unencumbered statements about the evils of America, Churchill recently gave an interview in which he said he wanted the 'U.S. off the planet. Out of existence altogether.' He thinks 'more 9/11s' are necessary. He holds no Ph.D., and his scholarship -- for want of a better word -- is under relentless attack. Before the current kerfuffle, he'd attained whatever prominence he had by pretending he was an American Indian radical. He likes to pose with assault rifles. The Rocky Mountain News did a genealogical search of Churchill's past and found that he's basically a vanilla white guy playing Indian and enriching himself in the process. The American Indian Movement called Churchill a fraud years ago."

From An Email

Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 14:58:46 -0000
From: "Kat"
Subject: Free from MA!

Jim Perry in "Escape from Massachusetts"

Fed up with high taxes and the Massachusetts nanny state, Jim Perry
joined the United States' fastest-growing freedom movement, the Free
State Project, and publicly broke his bonds from big government. To
symbolize this event, Jim chained himself to a pole in Massachusetts
at its border near Nashua. Freestaters at the event witnessed
thousands of cars pouring in to New Hampshire from Massachusetts for
sales-tax-free shopping. Jim remained chained for about an hour,
holding a sign urging people to "Cut the chains of statism.
--freestateproject.org". Compatriots in the Free State Project handed
out flyers explaining the project and held signs:

"Escape to NH. --freestateproject.org"
"Honk if you love NH. --freestateproject.org"
"Now escaping Massachusetts"

Freestaters who had already made the move to NH then broke his chains,
allowing him to make a mad dash to his freedom. Once there, he
celebrated some of the freedoms one immediately gains when crossing
the border: he destroyed a MA income tax form (NH has no state income
or sales taxes); he drove a car without a seatbelt (NH is the only
state without a seatbelt law for adults); and he openly carried a
handgun, reveling in the freedom to protect himself and his loved ones.

Not all who attended the event were Freestaters. Two assisting in
Jim's break for freedom were NH natives who welcome the Free State
Project. They admitted that before they began working with the
Freestaters moving to NH, they were ready to leave New Hampshire. Now
they've decided to stay and be a part of Liberty in our Lifetimes.

The Free State Project is a plan in which 20,000 or more
liberty-oriented people will move to New Hampshire, where they may
work within the political system to reduce the size and scope of
government. The success of the Free State Project would likely entail
reductions in burdensome taxation and regulation, reforms in state and
local law, an end to federal mandates, and a restoration of
constitutional federalism, demonstrating the benefits of liberty to
the rest of the nation and the world.

Event Photos:
http://www.soulawakenings.com/underground/tikiwiki/tiki-browse_gallery.php?galleryId=9
Free State Project:
http://www.freestateproject.org




More Abortions, Less Clinics

Planned Parenthood: More Abortions, Fewer Clinics
By Randy Hall
CNSNews.com Editor
January 18, 2005

(CNSNews.com) - The Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the
nation's most frequent provider of abortions, is performing more of
the procedures than ever -- albeit in fewer clinics -- and relying
increasingly on the revenue generated from abortions, according to its
Fiscal Year 2004 annual report.

With other services becoming marginalized in Planned Parenthood's
overall business, the organization relied on abortion for 34 percent
of its clinic income from July 1, 2003, to June 30, 2004, up from 32
percent in Fiscal Year 2002 and FY 2003.

After a spike in private contributions two years ago, Planned
Parenthood saw those donations drop 17 percent last year, but U.S.
taxpayer assistance in the form of government grants reached record
levels.

Numerous calls to Planned Parenthood offices in both New York City and
Washington, D.C., seeking comment for this article, were not returned,
but a survey of newspaper stories regarding the closing of 11 of the
organization's clinics during Fiscal Year 2004 revealed a common cause.

'A business decision'

Last fall, the clinic in Tulia, Texas, became the 16th Planned
Parenthood center in the state panhandle to shut its doors during the
past seven years. Only three such facilities remain in the area.

Claudia Stravato, chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood of
Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle, said the Tulia facility was closed
due to low patient load and insufficient government funding to
reimburse the organization for its expenses.

"We're basically in survival mode here," Stravato told the Amarillo
Globe-News when the clinic in Pampa was closed down for similar
reasons. "Nobody wants to close clinics and cut services, but we can
only do so much with so little."

The clinic in Cardigan, Ohio, experienced the same fate some months
earlier, when Planned Parenthood of North Central Ohio (PPNCO)
consolidated its services with those offered at the nearby Crawford
County facility.

Cindy Biggs, head of PPNCO, blamed the merger on a decrease in state
funding.

Citing rising costs and declining demand, Planned Parenthood of
Greater Indiana closed clinics in the cities of Martinsville, New
Castle and Salem during December of 2003

"We have to pick the right locations to be in," spokeswoman Theresa
Browning told the Indianapolis Star. "At this time, these three do not
seem to be in the right location, and we need to be responsive to the
community."

No abortions were performed at the three centers, which lost a
combined total of more than $135,000 in the previous 22 months, she said.

"We believe this change is going to be a better investment of our
resources," Browning added, "and will be able to give the clients what
they want and need."

In August of 2003, Planned Parenthood Northern Michigan (PPNM) closed
its clinic in Houghton, Mich., after two years of operation.

"While we recognize the need for affordable family planning services
in the Copper Country," said Scott Blanchard, executive director of
PPNM, "our Houghton center simply hasn't served enough clients to
justify the monthly costs to keep it going."

Closing the facility was a difficult decision, Blanchard noted in a
press release, in part because "those who oppose Planned Parenthood's
presence in Houghton will undoubtedly see this as a victory.

"However, this was strictly a business decision," he said.

Downward trend

These business decisions have resulted in the number of clinics
operated by Planned Parenthood declining from 938 at the
organization's peak in 1995 to about 850 a decade later, according to
Jim Sedlak, executive director of Stop Planned Parenthood (STOPP)
International, a subdivision of the American Life League. Sedlak
analyzed Planned Parenthood's annual reports for the last decade.

"Planned Parenthood insists as a business that every one of its
clinics must make money or get closed down," Sedlak said. "It makes no
difference what the federation as a whole is doing."

Nevertheless, the net loss of almost 90 clinics over the past 10 years
and 17 facilities during the most recent fiscal year suggests that the
public is increasingly steering away from Planned Parenthood offices,
Sedlak said, and is consistent with other information contained in the
annual report.

Planned Parenthood increased the number of abortions at its facilities
by 6.1 percent to 244,628, according to the FY 2004 report, even
though the total number of abortions performed nationwide has been
declining since 1997.

Using an average cost of $400 per abortion, Sedlak estimates that the
organization took in $104 million from surgical abortions -- the first
time this number has surpassed $100 million -- accounting for 34
percent of the organization's $302.6 million clinic income.

While Planned Parenthood increased its numbers of surgical and
chemical abortions, breast exams at its facilities dropped by 13.3
percent. And the organization aborted 138 babies for every adoption
referral to an outside agency, according to data in the report.

The most recent figures available on Planned Parenthood's distribution
of the abortion-inducing drug combination RU-486 are from 2002. During
that year, more than 95,000 customers at 203 offices were given the
RU-486 pills. Forty-nine of those facilities do not perform surgical
abortions, but began handing out the drugs that cause chemical abortions.

Following an aggressive marketing campaign, the organization increased
its distribution of the misnamed "morning-after pill" by 22.2 percent
in FY 2004. While Planned Parenthood sells this drug regimen as an
"Emergency Contraception Kit," the fact that it can be used up to
three days after sexual intercourse to prevent the implantation of a
fertilized embryo in a woman's uterus gives the pro-life community
enough cause to consider the morning-after pill a form of abortion.

Planned Parenthood's sale of the Emergency Contraception Kits has
multiplied more than ten-fold in five years -- from 72,024 in FY 1999
to the 774,482 in FY 2004.

The organization's FY 2004 report also indicates a 2.2 percent
increase in the number of clients receiving contraceptives, or a total
figure of 2,257,154, which does not include the clients receiving
Emergency Contraception Kits. This increase contradicts recent surveys
elsewhere that show the use of pure contraceptives, preventing the
fertilizing of an embryo, to be declining in the United States.

'Money is money'

Planned Parenthood's bottom line is still solid. The organization
posted its 18th straight year of record total income ($810 million)
and ended the period with a net profit of $35.2 million.

"Increases in abortions, more money from taxpayers' pockets and bigger
profit margins -- all while clinics are closing down and donations are
dwindling. That is the state of Planned Parenthood," Sedlak said.

The funding Planned Parenthood receives from government agencies is
particularly troubling to Mark Crutcher, founder and president of the
Texas-based pro-life group, Life Dynamics. "That organization receives
an obscene amount of money in taxes," he said.

Even though government grants are given for specific projects and are
prohibited by law from being used for abortions, that funding still
helps Planned Parenthood in its overall operations, Crutcher said.

"Money is money," he stated. "If you can take in $20 million a year
for advertising, then you don't have to spend your own money on that.
If you're a different clinic and you don't get that funding, then
you've got to find that money to advertise. This arrangement frees up
funds for Planned Parenthood to use for other things, like performing
abortions."

Despite the net loss of centers across the country, Planned Parenthood
opened two new facilities in October: the Tri-Cities Health Center in
Saginaw, Mich., by Planned Parenthood of East Central Michigan; and an
express health center in Clackamas County, Ore., by Planned Parenthood
of Columbia/Williamette.

Planned Parenthood also managed to open a clinic in Hattiesburg,
Miss., but the clinic doesn't perform abortions, and Mississippi's
restrictions on abortion continue to make it one of the least
receptive places in America for the organization.

Mississippi law allows any health-care provider to refuse to perform
any abortion-related procedure, including those emanating from
emergency referrals. Both parents are required to give consent before
a minor can have an abortion, and women seeking the procedure must be
told that it could increase their risk of getting breast cancer.

Abortions in Mississippi reached their peak in 1991, when 8,814 were
reported, according to an Associated Press report. By 2002, the number
had dropped to 3,605, giving the state one of the lowest abortion
rates in the nation, the same report stated.

Mississippi doesn't even have a Planned Parenthood chapter, so the new
clinic in Hattiesburg is being operated by the affiliate from the
neighboring state of Alabama.

"Some Mississippi women drive across the state line to get abortions,
but the poorest of the poor are either having the kids or getting a
back-alley abortion," Larry Rodick, director of Planned Parenthood of
Alabama, told the Associated Press.

In another part of the South, Texas has provided Planned Parenthood
with another challenge -- getting its facilities built.

During construction of a clinic in Austin in late 2003, the general
contractor withdrew because a boycott campaign persuaded most
potential subcontractors to steer clear of the project.

The facility was eventually completed, though the names of the
individuals and businesses that worked on the structure are being kept
confidential.

More recently, plans to expand an abortion clinic in downtown Houston
ran into unexpected problems from a pro-life group in the city. As
previously reported by the Cybercast News Service, the Houston
Coalition for Life learned that Planned Parenthood of Houston and
Southeast Texas was seeking architects for the project.

The Coalition sent more than 1,000 letters, signed by community
leaders, to local construction company officials, asking them to
"please do the right thing by rejecting this job if Planned Parenthood
asks you to participate."

The pro-life group is also listing businesses that participate in the
project on its website.

'Now is the time'

As Planned Parenthood approaches the 32nd anniversary of the Roe v.
Wade decision on Jan. 22, opponents of the organization hope to force
it to make more "business decisions" that will further reduce the
number of clinics -- and abortions -- in its future.

National Right to Life reports that nearly 45 million abortions were
performed in the United States between 1973, when the Supreme Court
legalized the procedure, and the end of 2003. The Alan Guttmacher
Institute, which is the research arm for Planned Parenthood, estimates
that overall in the United States, more than 1.3 million abortions
were performed in 2003. Planned Parenthood's annual report indicates
that the organization's clinics were responsible for nearly 19 percent
of that total.

"The public is increasingly rejecting Planned Parenthood's radical
agenda, but apparently, our elected officials haven't gotten the
message," Sedlak said.

"Now is the time for Americans to expand the growing efforts to close
Planned Parenthood clinics and to put pressure on politicians to stop
the obscene amount of taxpayer money that is being funneled to the
nation's largest abortion chain."

Did You Know....

DID YOU KNOW ALL THIS? I SURELY DIDN'T.

As you walk up the steps to the building which houses the US Supreme Court you can see near the top of the building a row of the world's law givers and each one is facing one in the middle who is facing forward with a full frontal view ... it is Moses and he is holding the Ten Commandments!

DID YOU KNOW?

As you enter the Supreme Court courtroom, the two huge oak doors have the Ten Commandments engraved on each lower portion of each door.

DID YOU KNOW?

As you sit inside the courtroom, you can see the wall, right above where the Supreme Court judges sit, a display of the Ten Commandments!

DID YOU KNOW?

There are Bible verses etched in stone all over the Federal Buildings and Monuments in Washington, DC

DID YOU KNOW?

James Madison, the fourth president, known as "The Father of Our Constitution" made the following statement:

"We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."

DID YOU KNOW?

Patrick Henry, that patriot and Founding Father of our country said:

"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists but by Christians, not on religions but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ".

DID YOU KNOW?

Every session of Congress begins with a prayer by a paid preacher, whose salary has been paid by the taxpayer since 1777.

DID YOU KNOW?

Fifty-two of the 55 founders of the Constitution were members of the established orthodox churches in the colonies.

DID YOU KNOW?

Thomas Jefferson worried that the Courts would overstep their authority and instead of interpreting the law would begin making law an oligarchy --the rule of few over many.

From An Email

From: "Pep Stofen"

Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 16:40:54 -0500

BLUE COLLAR REPUBLIC

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

ARTICLE 1, Section 8, paragraph 5, The Congress shall have the power To coin Money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures."

(This is the law of our land, given to us by the Founding Fathers.) Therefore, changes must be made, as I call your attention to the finding of the following:

"All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void." Marbury vs. Madison, 5 US (2 Cranch) 137, 174, 176, (1803)

In 1913 the Congress of the United States turned over their right to coin Money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures, to a group of PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL BANKERS. A direct violation of ARTICLE 1 above and should be declared null and void.

Click Here For How the Blogs Torpedoed Dan Rather

How the Blogs Torpedoed Dan Rather: "Blogs Outstripping Some Newspapers
'You'll note that several blogs rank higher than mid-size daily newspapers and some are pushing the sites of papers in the top 50 (by daily circulation). The data suggest that the question isn't 'When will blogs arrive?' but rather 'Blogs HAVE arrived, what now?'
Mirengoff answered that rhetorical question by suggesting: 'In 2004, the earth moved�' [referring to the Rathergate phenomenon]"

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NewsMax.com: Inside Cover Story: "Given examples like these, it would seem that the media ethics police have a lot of catching up to do before continuing the hunt for journalists on the Bush administration payroll. "

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Click Here For Charlotte Iserbyt -- Refuse the National I.D. Card

Charlotte Iserbyt -- Refuse the National I.D. Card: "Once the United States is down, under a totalitarian world communist government, with our Constitution a thing of the past, do we really believe we will be able to stop abortion, euthanasia, mental health screening, etc., that we will be able to get rid of the internal passport, or that we will be able to reclaim any of our other freedoms formerly guaranteed by the Bill of Rights?
There is a solution to this vitally important problem. Hopefully, some day in the future, our children and grandchildren will look back on February 9, 2005 the day our Congress passed the infamous H.R. 418, as the day which triggered the movement to take our country back. Should the U.S. Senate pass H.R. 418's companion legislation, all Americans, when they have to renew their drivers licenses, should refuse to accept this drivers license which is nothing more nor less than an internal passport similar to those required in totalitarian countries. "

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WorldNetDaily: Saudi official: Teaching, not poverty, root of terrorism: "Countering the assertion of many in American academia, a Saudi official said extremist teachings, not poverty or unemployment, are the root causes of terrorism in the kingdom, the homeland of billionaire Osama bin Laden and 15 of the 19 Sept. 11 hijackers.
At a news conference in Riyadh, Labor Minister Ghazi Al-Gosaibi blamed the spread of terrorism on the 'indoctrination that teaches young people they can kill justifiably' and training in Afghan camps, reported Arab News, an officially sanctioned Saudi newspaper. "

Click Here For Ward Churchill: Rocky Mountain News: Local

Rocky Mountain News: Local: "In at least one of the cases mentioned by LaVelle, however, Churchill cites the original writer in a footnote but does not acknowledge that the wording is almost verbatim.
LaVelle made the charge in a 1999 essay published in Wicazo Sa Review, an Arizona-based American Indian studies journal.
LaVelle quoted paragraphs from Churchill's works along with the corresponding parts of the other writers' essays, each of which was published before Churchill's. The wording is substantially the same.
LaVelle declined to comment Thursday on his 1999 article that rips Churchill and accuses him of inventing information and of sloppy scholarship.
Churchill could not be reached for comment. "

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WorldNetDaily: 9-11 professor trained terrorists: "The University of Colorado professor under fire for calling victims of the 9-11 attacks 'Little Eichmans,' reportedly trained a domestic terror group.
Ward Churchill taught the revolutionary group the Weathermen how to make bombs and fire weapons, according to a Fox News report citing the Jan. 18, 1987 issue of the Denver Post.
The revelation is among many reported since Churchill prompted a national furor with publicity of an essay he wrote titled 'Some People Push Back: On the Justice of Roosting Chickens.' "

Friday, February 11, 2005

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David Brownlow -- Hot on The Abortion Blood-Money Trail: "Now we have proof that the state was lying. "

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�Million Dollar Baby' Is a Neo-Nazi Movie: "While the attempted annihilation of Jews by the National Socialists is well documented, the atrocities did not stop with the Jewish race. The main focus of 'Selling Murder' is a group that has been somewhat overlooked: the mentally and physically ill of Germany. In 1939, Hitler ordered the killing of the mentally and physically disabled, labeling them as 'life unworthy of life.'
His reasoning was that the cost of keeping them alive in asylums and hospitals was too great. The real reason, however, stemmed from the government's determination to eliminate any threat to its idea of producing a superior race."

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WorldNetDaily: SF180 forms to flood Kerry's office: "Amanda and Carol have issued a statement which expresses their strong opposition to Sen. Kerry's 2004 presidential run:
It's about honor, and John Kerry's lack of it. It's about betrayal of the worst kind. John Kerry gave aid and comfort to the enemy, while our troops lay dying on the battlefield. He betrayed his fellow military and his country. "

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WorldNetDaily: Rev. Al turns to chicken-ism: "Taking a break from the battle against racism, former Democratic presidential candidate and 'civil rights activist' Rev. Al Sharpton recently announced a new mission � fighting chicken-ism. In collaboration with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Sharpton intends to lobby Kentucky Fried Chicken to treat chickens more humanely. If Reverend Al now chooses to pursue social justice for chickens, just how bad is racism in America? "

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FOXNews.com - Views - The Kinsey Whitewash: "Kinsey's volunteers were disproportionately comprised of homosexuals, bisexuals, prostitutes and convicts -- more in his sample than in society as a whole. So unreliable were his sampling methods that famed psychologist Abraham Maslow, who expressed early interest in Kinsey's sexuality research, refused to work with him because of his methods.

Predictably, the lack of a true random sample distorted his findings. For instance, Kinsey famously claimed that 10 percent of the general populace is "more or less exclusively" homosexual -- 5 percent exclusively gay and 5 percent bisexual. The most recent National Health and Social Life Survey, by contrast, estimates that the actual figure is about 1 percent to 3 percent.

Then there are the questions about Kinsey's data-collection methods. In his books "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" (1948) and "Sexual Behavior in the Human Female" (1953), Kinsey cites "technically trained experts" as the source for his data on childhood sexual behavior. In particular, the infamous Tables 30 through 34 in his "Male book" -- which charted how long it took to (brace yourself) induce orgasms in children as young as two months old -- featured the research of these 'experts.'"

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Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Click Here For Ben Shapiro: It's the Democratic party, they can cry if they want to

Ben Shapiro: It's the Democratic party, they can cry if they want to: " Whining is not the way to win over the American people. But the Democrats are so wedded to the politics of the past that they're boxing themselves into a corner. They're not willing to go the extra mile to build new coalitions, to revamp their image, or to even accept that their grip on power is gone. They're living in a dream world where they still run the Senate and can gain sympathy by calling Republicans 'meanies' and 'liars.' "

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Walter E. Williams: Not yours to give: "Charity is reaching into one's own pockets to assist his fellow man in need. Reaching into someone else's pocket to assist one's fellow man hardly qualifies as charity. When done privately, we deem it theft, and the individual risks jail time. "

Click Here For Thomas Sowell: Filtering out the best

Thomas Sowell: Filtering out the best: "Having lost the White House, both houses of Congress, and a majority of the governorships and state legislatures, the Democrats are in an ugly and desperate mood, lashing out without regard to how their words and actions will affect this country's position internationally, including giving aid and comfort to our enemies.

This may help explain, but it cannot condone, the obstructionism behind such things as the Democrats' holding up the official electoral college vote count on President Bush's re-election or the harassment of Condoleezza Rice during her confirmation hearings to become Secretary of State.

This is more than a passing mood among bitter sore losers.... "

Click Here For Rich Lowry: Civil libertarians against public health

Rich Lowry: Civil libertarians against public health: "Do we as a society prefer sick or healthy babies? Do we want babies to be infected with a potentially deadly virus or not? The answers seem obvious, but in a decade-long debate, a host of liberal groups, in effect, came down on the wrong side. Fortunately, in New York City -- once the epicenter of the epidemic of babies born with HIV -- their lunatic obsessions were rejected, and now the scourge of newborns infected with HIV has been all but eliminated."

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Sick of Lawsuits? You Should Be!: "Personal injury lawyers and uninjured plaintiffs are gaming our legal system in an attempt to get rich. Their never-ending lawsuit schemes are taking compensation away from those who are truly injured and destroying our healthcare system in the process."