Tuesday, August 25, 2009

News Updates, 8/25

Artificial life to be created 'within months'?
Genome experts claim vital scientific breakthrough

WSJ: VA pushes vets to consider death as an alternative to treatment
The ObamaCare bill may not contain “death panels,” but even Charles Lane and Eugene Robinson at the Washington Post wonder why the bill incentivizes end-of-life consultations with the elderly and ill as part of its cost-containment strategy. Maybe Lane and Robinson should take a look at the VA, where the Obama administration and former General Eric Shinseki have reinstated a program called “Your Life, Your Choices.”

Jury convicts killer of Jesuit priest in Moscow
Murderer found 'not guilty' of slaying second Jesuit

Pope: Following Jesus means bucking trends
Benedict urges faithful to move beyond scandal

Former Irish priest hits out at clergy sex abuse
Calls on Church to halt recruitment to the priesthood

Irish cardinal criticizes same-sex bill
Explains why it's an attack on freedom of religion

Cardinal hopes for 'new beginning' after violence
Says India needs to restore multi-cultural tradition

Priest takes Church to task for not ordaining gals
Maryknoller won't recant despite excommunication
[Just another demented heretic to be avoided ...]

Catholic women stage hunger strike in Florida
Parishioners protest transfer of two priests

Vatican deplores indifference to migrants
Malta foreign minister objects to accusations after deaths

Other Issues

JUDGE: Federal Reserve Must Release Reports on Emergency Loans

Obama: 'We are God's Partners in Matters of Life and Death'
A sudden shift towards religiously-charged rhetoric in {R}esident Obama's stumping for health care reform continued yesterday in a telephone conference, in which the president said that "we are God's partners in matters of life and death." Obama told the virtual gathering of Jewish rabbis - as many as 1000, according to the Washington Jewish Week news service - that he was "going to need your help in accomplishing necessary reform."
["Well, at least Obama is now considering God as his equal,” Fred Thompson...Obama's "god" is his father, Satan!]

Kunstler - Crisis Called Off
Whew, what a relief! Everybody from Ben Bernanke and a Who's Who of banking poobahs schmoozing it up in the heady vapors of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to the dull scribes at The New York Times, toiling in their MC Escher hall of mirrors, to poor dim James Surowiecki over at The New Yorker, to - wonder of wonders! - the Green Shoots claque at the cable networks, to the assorted quants, grinds, nerds, pimps, factotums, catamites, and cretins in every office from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to the International Monetary Fund - every man-Jack and woman-Jill around the levers of power and opinion weighed in last week with glad tidings that the world's capital finance system survived what turned out to be a mere protracted bout of heartburn and has been reborn as the Miracle Bull economy. Our worries over. If you believe their [BS]. Which I don't...

VIDEO: Rep. Maxine Waters: Senators That Oppose Public Option Are "Neanderthals"
CNN: The longtime congresswoman, whose district includes much of Los Angeles, also described some senators who are opposed to the health care reform bill as "Neanderthals."
[Poor Maxine...another demented and deranged individual doing irreparable damage o the country - The Public Option, so stupid even a caveman can see right through it...]

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