Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Wikileaks reveals a monstrous, dangerous, criminal America? -New York Times justifies wikileaks choice while our service slates their stance as prejudiced

Note from SACNS

The New York Times, in a piece admits to an editorial bias in what is said and how, and what is published. The New York Times also admit to have gained the Wikileaks documents without Wikileaks' permission- from the guardian paper. They admit the founders of the US strongly opposed big government, even though they often promote it. They admit that the Obama administration, though not Wikileaks (claiming this would be a conflict of interests) were given access to what they had to say. They are also publishing only 100 of the documents with justification according to the New York Times.

From SACNS some context based on Wikileaks accusations not in dispute by the US government: America has abused the location of the UN and their power- to get their diplomats, really spies to spy on important players, steal finger prints and bank account details- of top ranking UN officials.

According to Wikileaks- the US government had full knowledge of a Georgian attempt of Genocide before it happened, and still allowed Russia to be blamed for attempting to stop ethnic cleansing (RT reports).

It is American policy to use human rights only as an excuse and to only pursue its own agendas- against human rights.

The Arab nations around Iran have all asked America to invade their neighbour (anyone who like me monitors military spending and equipment could say this anyway).

America has shown a direct interest in who and what has power in foreign governments, called the French President The Naked Emperor, claimed Putin saw himself as Alpha Dog, the new head of Russian government was Robin to his Batman, called Merkel of Germany Teflon, and insulted foreign officials all around.

Massive human rights abuses and conflicts of interest from America have appeared in previous releases.

In contrast to their care for a Democratic Party president and his administration, the New York Times, did not even fact check claims against the Roman Catholic Church.

SACNS believes the Wikileaks organisation claims are almost certainly accurate.


See what the New York Times said
http://mobile.nytimes.com/article?a=706025&single=1&f=20

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog: One of the most thoughtful and rigorous pieces of analysis written so far... - condoms always utterly evil- no good ever

Note by Marc Aupiais

While reading through one of my daily news aggregates (e-mail me with request if you want access to some of our specialist custom made sources) I came across the publishers of the pope's new book once again desperately opposing the portrayal secular media has given their book. This argument the quote says that condom use is always in ever circumstance only intrinsically evil and a grave mortal sin. Theologically speaking I agree- I personally have concluded from dogma that it is far more moral though illicit to have extra-marital sex without a condom than with one. Because use of a condom is blasphemy against the holy spirit given that sex is the best representation of the Holy Trinity on earth: hence marriage as a sacrament. Further, statistics have shown that condom use and education generally increases both abortions and HIV infections in a community (while testing with promise of ARV's decreases infection, as with promotion of fidelity and combating of homosexuality and polygamy- both the major spread machines of HIV. New research has found a pill which if taken perfectly could do away with infection altogether according to researchers after initial tests using HIV danger group- homosexual men):

"One of the most thoughtful and rigorous pieces of analysis written so far...Posted: 25 Nov 2010 09:51 AM PST

... about the Holy Father's remarks about condoms and the resulting conversation/furor, is a post on the "end of the modern world, etc." blog, written by

Dr. Steven A. Long, professor of theology at Ave Maria University. Here is an excerpt:

[Original had blockquote covering the rest]
This is often portrayed as though the Pope is saying that the disordered sexual act of sodomy is morally bad, but condom use, as something incipiently responsible and moral, is nonetheless good. That is precisely what the Pope is not saying. That is why he says the Church does not regard it as a moral solution. He well realizes that condom use introduces no new species in a homosexual act, because no contraception takes place. Rather, the condom use is wholly predicated upon, and willed as a function of, the intention of sodomy, and condom used participates the species of the sodomitic act. Hence the condom use is morally evil, and indeed gravely evil. Janet Smith, who has written penetratingly about this, notes that all that condom use does is make an already gravely evil act slightly less evil, but that the Church is not in the business of directing people to perform grave evils in a slightly better way.

But what, then, of the papal language? Can a gravely evil act really be such that "there can be nonetheless, in the intention of reducing the risk of infection, a first step in a movement towards a different way, a more human way, of living sexuality"? Certainly in the epistemic order, a person who is morally coarse and living sinfully, may in beginning to reflect on the consequences of his action for others and beginning to take responsibility for these, move in such a way that were it to continue he would eventually enter into genuinely moral considerations. If this is what the Pope means, then it is surely defensible, although the language even so seems somewhat rhetorically over-freighted: simply doing an evil act in a way that prevents infection does not necessarily suggest anything other than that the homosexual prostitute does not wish his customer to die, which frankly could be from venal or vicious motives; and if it is from a better motive, the act is still similar to a strangler who gives all his victims the opportunity to make a good act of contrition, and whom he calms and kills in as gentle a fashion as possible: all of which hardly seems to count as "a first step in a movement towards a different way, a more human way" of living. The Church is not in the business of endorsing grave evils when they are "lesser"--because grave moral evil may never rightly be done by anyone. The rhetoric of "first step" towards "a more human" sexuality makes the epistemic motion seem more proximate to the good of a more human sexuality than in fact it is. The "first step" is, in the epistemic order, toward a moral awareness generally speaking, which must be developed and enriched far more in order to constitute any specific movement in the practical moral order toward a "more human" sexuality.

Nonetheless one must give due credit to the "can" of the Pope's formulation--something that expresses raw possibility. And it is true that those who do move from moral evil to moral good, must epistemically at some point begin to be aware of their responsibility, and such a beginning might be found in someone who before had cavalierly exposed others to infection whilst sodomizing, who then tries to minimize the occasion for giving infection. But "first step"? Normally the first step toward a purpose partakes of the genus of that purpose. If the end is genuinely moral, then the use of the condom is not a "first step" any more than the gentler strangler is taking a first step toward a moral way of living and honoring the good of life. The "first step" of the Pope's example must be understood as nakedly epistemic, not in the least moral, but with the possibility that it could lead at some point to the genuinely moral. All the efforts to speak of the instance to which the pope refers as an exceptional case or circumstance for which the Holy Father has distilled the right moral theological understanding seems thus utterly wrong, because the Pope is not saying that condom use is morally good.
Given the refined nature of these reflections, one may also think that the Holy Father perhaps placed too great a weight upon a fragile medium which cannot sustain it--but from the best of motives, the desire to manifest the true nature of the papal service to the world, and openly to engage common questions and inquiries. Further, his words appear far better than Lombardi's explanation of them, which tries to render the entire matter a function of moral theology, whereas part of the Holy Father's treatment is simply and purely epistemic, something that the media probably will never be able to grasp"
Read more
http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2010/11/one-of-the-most-thoughtful-and-rigorous-pieces-of-analysis-written-so-far.html

Unwrapping Christmas | Catholic Exchange- an inspiring tale

"Once upon a time there was a young woman seeking, always seeking the meaning of life.

For a long time, she thought she would find it in the bottom of a shopping bag.  Or in a fancy restaurant.  Or a beautifully decorated home.

She had married a wonderful man and had three beautiful daughters…still, she felt empty, and was constantly seeking to fill that void with something outside of herself.  It never worked.

The coming Christmas Season only seemed to heighten this feeling, and so she worked feverishly, from the beginning of November, to fill the family home with the smells, sights and sounds of Christmas.

The artificial tree was assembled on November 1st and by the 5th was completely decorated.  Each room was filled with images of Santa Claus and angels, jingle bells and reindeer…the entire home had become a reflection of the secularist view of the "holiday" season.  There was a Nativity…in the corner of the living room on a small table and for the most part it was neglected.  The Advent Wreath was placed on the dining room table, its candles only rarely lit, and by the time she realized that Advent had passed, she would notice that two of the candles had never even been lit.  She just didn't understand the necessity.  There was so much to do to get ready for Christmas!  Cookies to bake, shopping and wrapping.  No time to pray, just time to work.  Work, work, work.  She sadly noticed that the Christmas tree and all the decorations had already gathered a layer of dust…things were beginning to look a bit worn, a bit shabby.  It took all her energy to hold everything together for 60 days of festivity.  The excitement had long ago vanished for her, but the show had to go on…

Christmas Day and the frenzy began.  Midnight Mass had been skipped because the wrapping and baking wasn't quite finished.  She awoke the following morning, up hours before her girls to set up the video camera and placed herself, like the consummate actress she had become, in the appropriate location to experience her children's joy.  There was a flurry of excitement as mountains of gifts were unwrapped, pictures snapped, videos recorded…Mom and Dad both privately calculated with growing dismay just how much this "joy" would cost in the coming year.

By the New Year, the tree was down.  The decorations were packed away and many of the toys and baubles had already lost their newness.  The house, once again returned to the ordinary, seemed to reflect her heart.  It was neat.  It was tidy.  Everything was where it should be…and yet something…something was horribly wrong.

SOMEONE, not SOMETHING, was missing…

She felt like a princess, kept prisoner in a very beautiful castle.   Although she was surrounded by everything she loved and had everything she wanted, she one day realized that the castle was really a dungeon of her own making.

One day, the Prince of Peace came and kissed the poor, sleeping princess and awoke her from her slumber.  He showed her a Manger.  A Star.  A Woman.  He told her about a Promise and showed her the ultimate gift…the Wounds of Love's making.

Her heart aflame, she disposed of her worldly approach to the Season of Wait.  Her husband and children began to notice a subtle change.  The prized Santa collection no longer dominated the mantel piece…the Nativity, empty and waiting for its special Guests, took center stage.  The artificial tree was discarded in favor of a live tree, which would not be set up until just a very few days before the beginning…the BEGINNING of the Christmas Season, which is the Day, itself.  The Advent Wreath was placed on the center of the coffee table, and after prayers, candle lighting and singing, it would be placed in a prominent window for the world passing by to see the Light…"

Read on


http://catholicexchange.com/2010/11/26/142207/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+catholicex+%28Catholic+Exchange%29

Living With Martyrs At A Boarding School | Catholic Exchange- a wonderful read!

"Living With Martyrs At A Boarding School

Posted: 25 Nov 2010 09:00 PM PST

St. Edmund's College, a small Catholic boarding school in Ware, England, is full of history. Not the usual type of history at the usual high school. St. Edmund's actually traces its history back to 1586 and the founding of the English College at Douay, France. Cardinal William Allen started the college in order to educate young Catholics not allowed to exercise their religion under the harsh laws of Elizabeth I, who reigned from 1558 to 1603.

English Catholics who hid priests from authorities, who desired to practice their faith, or who simply bought Catholic books smuggled into the country, faced severe punishments, including fines, imprisonment, and even death. For Elizabethan Catholics, faith was hazardous to one's health. Yet Catholics remained faithful in large numbers and the English Church, although heavily persecuted, never succumbed. The English College at Douay flourished during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and sent scores of priests into England as missionaries.

With the beginning of the French Revolution in 1789, it once again became rather dangerous to be an English Catholic, this time for a different set of political reasons. The Catholic Church was one of the primary targets of the revolutionaries' violence. With few options available and in the face of imminent destruction, Douay College moved from France back into England and became St. Edmund's College in 1793.

Now over two hundred years old, St. Edmund's College educates more than five hundred students each year. Church history and institutional history saturate St. Edmund's in manifold ways. Pictures of every English bishop beginning from 1793 hang in a row on the way to the dining hall. Original buildings from 1793 are still in use today. Amazingly, archivists know the names of all 12,100 students and teachers who have studied and taught at the College from its founding in 1568.

The Witness of English Martyrs Born under dire circumstances, the Douay College at St. Edmund's also preserves the story of martyrdom. Few American Catholics, of course, fully appreciate martyrdom. Although anti-Catholicism is as American as apple pie (especially entrenched in Hollywood and secular universities), religious freedom remains the law of the land. We do not and have not had to die for our faith.

English Catholics, on the other hand, count forty martyrs from the reign of Elizabeth I alone. For them, the altar is stained with the blood of ancestors. This reality manifests itself in a variety of ways. At St. Edmund's, the living tradition of martyrdom envelops the entire school. Perhaps largely unnoticed or quietly assimilated by the students and faculty, this sense of martyrdom is, to the outsider, both disturbing and awe-inspiring, both shocking and spiritually edifying.

I didn't travel to St. Edmund's looking for martyrs. I am, by training, a university professor, and my research interests include Shakespeare and sixteenth-century books. St. Edmund's houses a spectacular collection of Catholic books from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, so my trip had everything to do with this collection, the remnants of the library from the English College at Douay."

Read on:
http://catholicexchange.com/2010/11/26/28810/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+catholicex+%28Catholic+Exchange%29

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Unprecedented

"Unprecedented
November 16, 2010 -
With an election without precedent Timothy Dolan has become the new president of the Bishops' Conference of the United States.

For the first time was not elected vice president, in this case Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson in Arizona, but his main "opponent", Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York."

(automatic translation from Italian.

in reference to:

"Unprecedented November 16, 2010 - With an election without precedent Timothy Dolan has become the new president of the Bishops' Conference of the United States. For the first time was not elected vice president, in this case Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson in Arizona, but his main "opponent", Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York."
- Palazzo Apostolico - Diario Vaticano Paul Rodari »Blog Archive» Unprecedented (view on Google Sidewiki)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Non-establishment America

Note by Marc Aupiais

My number one source on American politics, InforumBlog, asks an interesting question:

"Oct

29

Non-establishment America

Culture, Media, Politics, Society

Add comments

What is the Tea Party, who do they represent, what do they stand for, and are they here to stay?

The media are newly interested, on the eve of the elections now undeniably shaped by this band of brothers and sisters, bound in common cause. How to pin that down…?"

Read her analysis:

http://www.inforumblog.com/?p=3688&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=South+African+Catholic

American dissidents use University chairs to undermine the Vatican

Note by Marc Aupiais

Before the 2008 elections, which elected Barack Obama to office- the Vatican stated it considered his plans an act of war against Roman Catholicism- plans he enacted.

I recently received an email from the Cardinal Newman society recently, noting the role dissident Catholics play in undermining the church and Catholics. Fortunately in some American Catholic institutions they are not the norm. In South African Catholic schools, Catholic children are often educated by practising homosexuals, and priests, Catholic hierarchy connected publications, and teachers and catechists such as RCIA, Communion and Confirmation teachers spend their time and budgets often instilling heresy in children- in direct opposition to Vatican positions on issues such as sex, sexuality, abortion, and absolute truth. One place where there is a movement to help stop dissidents pushing the faithful from the church is not South Africa, where every effort is made at reverse evangelism from the pulpit, RCIA stage and against children whose parents stupidly pay to have them confirmed. I was informed by a dissident with much power in one catechetical program that most Catholics in the Johannesburg Archdiocese leave the church after confirmation. 10 percent of claimed Catholics, 1 percent of the population go to church on Sundays, in the Archdiocese- one need only wonder why. One place there is a movement to resist this is in America:

" Renewing Catholic Higher Education

October 29, 2010

The Cardinal Newman Society - Urgent Notice    

The "poster boy" for dissent on Catholic college campuses—Father Charles Curran—has emerged from his exile to launch a pre-election assault against the Catholic Church's PRO-LIFE efforts.    

In a highly publicized speech yesterday, Father Curran attacked the Church's rationale that abortion must be illegal because it is "intrinsically evil" and claimed that Catholic voters should not give priority to abortion over issues like health care.    

Curran provoked a public response from Dallas Bishop Kevin Farrell, who said that "on the taking of innocent human life there is no room for ambiguity."    

And Curran's speech directly contradicted the Vatican's Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke, who said in an interview also released yesterday:    

"You can never vote for someone who favors absolutely the right to choice of a woman to destroy a human life in her womb or the right to a procured abortion."    

And Father Curran's attack is not an isolated incident!    

His speech was praised today by Jesuit Father Thomas Reese as representing "the mainstream of current thought by Catholic moral theologians."    

Father Reese, a senior fellow at Georgetown University's Woodstock Theological Center, is a leading source for media reporters seeking a "liberal" Catholic voice.    

Curran is joined by other Catholic college theologians who, in what may be a coordinated effort, are trying to influence the Catholic vote.    

The Jesuits' America magazine recently published a Notre Dame theologian's essay defending Catholics who vote for pro-abortion candidates—with supporting essays by theologians at Boston College the University of Santa Clara.    

No surprise: two of the theologians were members of Barack Obama's "National Catholic Advisory Committee" during the 2008 election.    

The Cardinal Newman Society needs your financial help to stop this!    

For 17 years, The Cardinal Newman Society has stood in the way of dissent and scandal on Catholic college campuses.    

We have repeatedly warned about the serious damage to students' faith and to the Church that has been caused by Catholic college theologians—like ex-priest Daniel Maguire at Marquette University, and Father Richard McBrien at the University of Notre Dame.    

Maguire has been publicly censured by the U.S. bishops' doctrinal committee for "irresponsible" teaching that is in "serious error."    

For many years he led a pro-abortion nonprofit that attacked the Vatican on abortion, birth control, gay marriage and more—all the while earning his paycheck from a Catholic university!    

More recently, an influential group of 25 leading "theologians"—11 of them citing Catholic college credentials—lobbied Congress to reject pro-life concerns about Obamacare.    

Now comes along the hero of dissenting Catholic theologians!    

Father Charles Curran was ousted from the theology department at The Catholic University of America by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger—now Pope Benedict XVI—when he publicly dissented on birth control, homosexuality and marriage.    

That's precisely the sort of action we need to protect society and young Catholic students from a Catholic theologian who yesterday:

• smugly accused the Church of claiming "too great a certitude for their position on abortion law," which cannot be distinguished logically from "the death penalty, health care, nuclear deterrence, housing."

• raised doubts about "the reality of the early embryo" as a human person.

• argued that "there is no consensus" in society about abortion, so Catholics could "accept the present legal situation of abortion in this country" and "give the benefit of doubt to the freedom of the woman."      

Now thanks to the Holy Father, Father Curran is no longer teaching at The Catholic University of America—and the bishops' university has improve tremendously over the past decade to become one of the most faithful Catholic institutions!    

The renewal of Catholic higher education is possible—and that has been the important work of The Cardinal Newman Society for 17 years.    

But dissident theologians remain employed by many of our leading Catholic universities, and this problem can only be solved by a concerted effort to expose and root out dissent and scandal.    

The Cardinal Newman Society needs your financial support to confront dissident theologians and rescue Catholic education!    

Because Curran, Maguire and others demonstrate how powerful they can be, perched in the theology departments of leading Catholic universities.    

The dissent in Catholic higher education has played a significant role in the confusion and infidelity among Catholics since Vatican II.    

On the "right" to abortion…    

On the "right" to homosexual "marriage"…    

On the "right" to ignore Vatican teaching.    

And Catholic students are buying it! 

According to researchers at Georgetown University, 31 percent of students at Catholic colleges become more pro-abortion by graduation, and 39 percent become more supportive of same-sex "marriage.    

Shouldn't they become more Catholic?    And nearly one in eight Catholic students at Catholic colleges leave the Church!    

The impact of dissent on Catholic campuses is clear, and we need your help to expand our efforts to put a stop to this scandal!    

Please support The Cardinal Newman Society's work with an immediate gift by clicking HERE.    

Because the assault on the Vatican, on the Catholic vote, and on Catholic families will continue if we don't stand up against it.    

The mid-term elections are important, which is why the dissidents are showing their true colors.    

But the renewal of Catholic education is essential.    

We cannot win back authentic Catholic identity, let alone win hearts and minds to God, if the Catholic Church is undermined by our own educators.    

That's why The Cardinal Newman Society—together with 367,000 signers to our petition—so vocally opposed Notre Dame's commencement honor to President Obama last year.    

And it's why we continue to work against campus scandals like the obscene play The Vagina Monologues and honors to pro-abortion politicians.    

Please join us in this effort to reclaim our Catholic identity!

Sincerely Yours,
Patrick J. Reilly
President, The Cardinal Newman Society

P.S.  Regardless of the election results, pro-life Catholics face serious challenges over the next two years—and Catholic dissidents will continue to undermine the Church.

Now is the time to press Catholic college leaders to clean up their theology departments. 

Please help us with an immediate contribution today!

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

South Africa stands up for children against EU, Canada at the UN- UN specialised coverage organisation reports

Note by Marc Aupiais

The Republic of South Africa- a leader globally in legislation involving children's rights, has along with the Holy See, and South Africa's pet, the African Union's block in the UN- condemned a "right" to explicit (pornographic according to South African definitions) sex education.

The EU, Canada, and other countries endorsed the document, despite its violation of the founding principles of the United Nations.

Studies have shown abstinence education more effective, and found that people given contraceptive education are more likely to have sex at an inappropriate age, with people they don't love and less likely to use condoms- defeating the purpose of the education. A report by Lancet found that people buying sex are less likely to use condoms if given pamphlets on falsely named "safe sex". Sexualization at a young age is thought to encourage psychological disorders.

"Volume 13, Number 46

October 28, 2010

Countries Slam Attempts to Create New "Right" to Sexual Education at UN

By Samantha Singson

New York, October 28 (C-FAM) - Angry delegates took to the UN floor this week to denounce a report that promotes a new human right to explicit sexual education for young children.

The African and Caribbean blocs led the widespread hostility toward the report by registering their "strong rejection" and "strong disapproval." 

The report claims a new human right to sexual education citing non-binding recommendations and other UN reports including the controversial UNESCO guidelines on sexual education and the Yogyakarta Principles. The report's author, Victor Muñoz, argues that States have an obligation to ensure this new right "from the early stages of life."

Bucking established procedure, Muñoz submitted his report to the UN without being present to defend his recommendations and analysis. 

Muñoz pays lip service to the right of parents to choose their children's education, which is part of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but adds "this authority may never run counter to the rights of children and adolescents." According to Muñoz, comprehensive sexual education goes beyond simple biological or reproductive information. 

Ignoring the ongoing heated debate at the UN over terms dealing with "sexual orientation" and "gender identity," Muñoz insists that sexual education include information on "sexual diversity." Muñoz blasts abstinence programs, which he argues normalizes stereotypes and promotes discriminatory images because they are based on "heteronormativity." 

Muñoz added that denying the existence of lesbian, gay, transsexual, transgender and bisexual population exposes these groups to discrimination.

Though unable to address Muñoz directly, frustrated delegates representing Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Organization of Islamic Countries lined up to denounce the report. They criticized Muñoz's single-handed attempt to redefine the human rights system and introduce controversial topics such as sexual orientation, sexuality education and gender identity as universally accepted concepts.

Malawi, on behalf of the African bloc, said there was "no universal agreement on the notions of sexual education." Munoz's attempt to create a new right and reinterpret the existing understanding of human rights "flouted" the code of conduct, Malawi said.  The African group expressed alarm at what it called Muñoz's selective use of quotes from other UN documents, which do not constitute a "truthful reflection of objective facts."

The Caribbean bloc also registered its "strong disapproval of this attempt by Muñoz to create a new right within the universally established right to education, far exceeding his mandate."  The Caribbean countries charged Muñoz with "indulging his personal interests at the expense" of delegations and demanded a re-written report that followed the guidelines set by the UN.

While many others -- including Russia, South Africa, Morocco, the Arab Group, the Holy See and the United States -- also denounced the assertion of a new right to comprehensive sexual education, Switzerland, Norway, Canada, and Argentina were supportive. The European Union "fully and wholeheartedly" expressed its support for Muñoz and his report.

The General Assembly took no action on the report this week, but it is expected to consider it again in December."
http://www.c-fam.org/publications/pub_detail.asp?id=1726&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Concluding Observations Adopted by CRC » Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute

(SACNSQuotes Analysis)

Note by Marc Aupiais

UN meeting concludes that children should have the right to be aborted.

" Published: 10/20/10  11:14 AM  - By Seana Cranston, J.D.  Concluding Observations Adopted by CRC The concluding observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child at its 55th session, held in Geneva, have been released.  The countries included are Angola, Burundi, Guatemala, Montenegro, Nicaragua, Spain, Sri Lanka, and the Sudan. 

In its concluding observations, the CRC calls on Nicaragua to decriminalize abortion.  Montenegro is told that it should provide adolescents with appropriate "reproductive health services, including reproductive health education."  In addition, the CRC says that it "notes with concern the limited knowledge among adolescents about reproductive health," in Sri Lanka. "

http://www.c-fam.org/blog/blog_detail.asp?id=318&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Monday, October 18, 2010

France under threat from Al Qaeda- Saudi Arabia

France, already suffering under the terror tactics of anti-pension reform leftest Unions, now faces a threat from Al Qaeda- Saudi Arabia- a USA ally allegedly told France: say Sky News referencing France's interior minister!

Friday, October 1, 2010

UN Report on maternal health flawed... | Abortion legalization also shown not to reduce maternal deaths

Quotation by Marc Aupiais

UN Maternal health research flawed | UN organizations mismanage resources- report

Critics have slammed a UN report on maternal deaths for not revealing its sources, and thus not being verifiable. They have also raised concerns that UN agencies' efforts at promoting abortionist special interest agendas in countries with high maternal deaths do not aid maternal health, citing studies in multiple countries, and noting low maternal death rates in nations where abortion in illegal. Pregnant women are more likely to be murdered by relatives or lovers than at any other stage of life, according to statistics collected based on the Population in the United States.

C-Fam, an organization which focusses on the politics of the United Nations reports on the lack of transparency alleged of the UN reports on Maternal Health, and on the criticism that the UN organizations often focus on promoting abortionist special interests, at a cost to general women's health and education.

"The new maternal health report endorses a UN strategy that recommends “safe” abortion services and family planning alongside antenatal care and skilled attendants at birth. That strategy was based on previous UN reports that said 536,000 women died yearly from pregnancy-related causes, 78,000 from illegal abortion. The new report slashes the total to 358,000 and did not offer any data regarding abortion.

“This is specious,” Duke University’s Dr. Monique Chireau said. “There were no data collected on deaths from abortion. We can’t even get good data on maternal deaths.”

The report says that only 63 of 173 countries studied had complete records on a cause of death. Twenty-four had no records at all.

Critics say the UN issued the report because of a recent independent study that showed previous UN data suspect and its research methods flawed. That independent study found that better education, economics, and healthcare, along with lower fertility rates, led to better maternal health. It did not mention abortion or family planning.

At a conference in June, International Planned Parenthood’s Sharon Camp asked one of the authors of the independent study if abortion and family planning contributed to lower maternal deaths. The author, Dr. Christopher Murray, replied that it would be hard to find evidence to support that belief.

While the most recent UN report found the same lower number of maternal deaths as the independent study, its research methods remain murky. While the UN report includes a comparison of study methods, Chireau said it leaves readers more confused about the UN's approach. “They talk about process. What process? Where are the additional data sets?”

A former UN reproductive health official said promoting abortion services stems from a belief by most UN staff that legalizing abortion makes it safer and does not increase its incidence. Dr. Guiseppe Benagiano, formerly of the World Health Organization, acknowledged that abortion rates have increased after legalization in a number of countries.

Complete data is available for countries where abortion is illegal and maternal deaths low, such as Chile, Ireland, Malta, and Poland. Pro-life analysts say the research links tighter abortion laws with better maternal health. The new UN report, meanwhile, shows maternal deaths are higher than previously estimated in India, where abortion is legal and widespread.

Sixty-five percent of all maternal deaths occur in 11 countries, including India, according to the report. Three states with the highest rates of maternal death rates are torn by war or suffer from failed governments.

While it does not offer an evidentiary link, the new UN report says that higher contraceptive prevalence “may have contributed to improved outcomes.” Chireau called that misleading because a decrease in HIVAIDS-related deaths is a big factor behind lower maternal deaths in sub-Saharan Africa.

The UN report puts HIVAIDS-related maternal deaths at 21,000, one-third the number found by the independent researchers. It acknowledges that the figure was “difficult to estimate directly from available study data.”"
Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D. writing for C-Fam Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (Catholic and Human Special Interests coverage; Independent of the American Government; Based in New York, and Washington D.C. in the United States)
30 / 09 | September / 2010: "Critics Call New Maternal Death Report Faulty"

C-Fam In-house bibliography of their writer:

"Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research / Director, International Organizations Research Group
susan@c-fam.org
Susan Fink Yoshihara is C-FAM Vice President
for Research and Director of the International Organizations Research Group (IORG). Her research interests include intervention, human rights, and humanitarianism in international law and politics. She is the author of Waging War to Make Peace: U.S. Intervention in Global Conflicts (Praeger, 2010).

Before joining C-FAM, Susan was on the faculty at the U.S. Naval War College where she taught national security decision making and international relations. In her twenty-year career as a U.S. Navy helicopter pilot, she held the rank of Commander, led combat logistics and search and rescue units in the Pacific and Persian Gulf, advised the Atlantic Fleet commander, and worked for the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade as a White House Fellow. She is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and received her Ph.D. in international relations from the Fletcher School, Tufts University. She and her husband Toshi have one daughter and live in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

Selected Publications:
"Women Deliver a ruse," Washington Times, June 4, 2010
“Brickbats for Pope Benedict,” Washington Times, April 20, 2010

“Aging World Population is Profound Crisis,” Human Events, April 15, 2010

"Clinton Promises Global Push for Abortion Rights," National Review Online, January 15, 2010

"The Quest for Happiness: How the UN's Advocacy of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights Undermines Liberty and Opportunity," in Brett D. Schaefer, ed., ConUNdrum: The Limits of the United Nations and the Search for Alternatives (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2009).

"Obama Nominee Wants U.N. Committees Setting U.S. Social Policy" Human Events.com, April 7, 2009

Book Review: "Fatal Misconception: The Struggle to Control World Population," National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, vol.8, no.4 (Winter 2009)

Book Review: "Agenda Setting, the UN, and NGOs: Gender Violence and Reproductive Rights," National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, vol.8, no. 3 (Autumn 2008)

"How to Think About the Responsibility to Protect," First Things online, June 16, 2008

"The False Choice Between Development and Daughters," First Thingss online, August 23, 2007

"Rights by Stealth: the Role of UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies in the Campaign for an International Right to Abortion," National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, vol.7, no.1 (Spring 2007)

“Kosovo,” in Flashpoints in the War on Terrorism, Derek Reveron and Jeffrey Murer, eds. (New York: Routlege, 2006)

“The Trouble with Mixed Motives: Debating the Political, Legal, and Moral Dimensions of Intervention,” Naval War College Review vol. LVII, no. 3/4 (Summer/Autumn 2004)

Friday Fax:
Critics Call New Maternal Death Report Faulty
UN Finally Accepts New and Much Lower Estimates of Global Maternal Deaths
Abortion Groups Praise Newly Named Head of UN Women’s Agency
Barack Obama’s Image in Kenya Tarnished by Abortion Battle
UK Announces Plan to Push Radical Sex Agenda on Developing Nations
Latin American Economic Summit Promotes Abortion, Condemns “Lesbophobia”
U.S. Attacks Egypt Over Homosexual Rights at UN
Abortion Activists Claim New “Right” to Maternal Health
UN Leadership in Disarray as Scientific Dispute Shatters Consensus on Maternal Health
Researchers Asked to Hide Scientific Debate over Maternal Deaths
Women Deliver 2 Conference Calls for Billions More for Abortion
Top Abortion Law Firm Says Government Funded Abortion is a Human Right
New Global Study Shows Maternal Mortality Significantly Lower Than Previously Thought/Policy Implications Worry Abortion Advocates
UN Judge Says Pope Should be Prosecuted at International Criminal Court
UN Report Calls for Doubling Investment on "Modern Family Planning" Including Abortion
UN Aging Report Warns of Dire Effects of Fertility Decline
Chilean Maternal Mortality Study Undercuts Pro-Abortion Claims
New UN Human Rights Treaty on Aging Promoted, Questioned
Top Legal Scholar Warns Abortion Issue Can Divide a Nation
Top Abortion Provider Cashes in on Haiti Crisis, Pro-Life Medics Respond
Other Friday Faxes

Research:
Six Problems with “Women Deliver:” Why the UN Should Not Change MDG 5
Rights By Stealth: The Role of UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies in the Campaign for an International Right to Abortion
CEDAW Reality Check"
C-Fam Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (Catholic and Human Special Interests coverage; Independent of the American Government; Based in New York, and Washington D.C. in the United States)
"Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research / Director, International Organizations Research Group
"

UN and mainstream Aid money spent on political agendas, not aid- media reports!

Quote noted by Marc Aupiais

Two quotes: one from C-Fam, the other is of the bibliography on site of the person writing for them.

C-Fam, an organization specializing in United Nations politics reports:

"Rock star Bono, front man of the Irish group U2, was caught violating his own call for greater transparency and accountability in an op-ed piece for the New York Times. His opinions inspired the New York Post to examine the finances of Bono's own ONE Foundation, including an emerging scandal widely reported by the media.

It seems ONE had $15 million in public donations during 2008, but distributed less than $200,000 to private charities combating poverty, according to IRS records. The charity spent more than $8 million on salaries. The remainder went to advocacy, including pricey gift boxes hand-delivered to newsrooms to influence coverage of the UN summit.

The critique of UN policies, meanwhile, came from a surprising source: Margaret Chan, head of the World Health Organization. Scuttling her prepared remarks at an event sponsored by all of the major UN agencies, Chan warned that the international donor community hasn’t learned from past lessons in dealing with developing countries.

“We have to stop being arrogant and dictating what to do,” she said.

Donor countries too often impose their own agenda, leading to a lack of ownership on the part of recipient countries. “If a country doesn’t own the plan, they have no motivation to deliver,” Chan said.

She also acknowledged that donor countries don't have a firm understanding of what they invest in, with no good measures of progress or failure.

Chan said that the UN agencies are not funding agencies, responding to repeated calls for “fresh money” from ministers of developing countries. Such requests should go to the World Bank, she said.

The issue of new money for development was a dominant theme of the UN Summit. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced that agencies needed $169 billion to save the lives of more than 15 million women and children by improving access to health care. A highly publicized event announced $40 billion in pledges from public and private sectors for the initiative, though critics said the total recycled at least half of the money from old commitments.

Despite the rhetoric of significant new investments in improving overall health care in developing countries, the commitments make clear an overwhelming emphasis on spending for political advocacy and family planning programs. This reflects the section of the UN summit outcome document on maternal health, in which all but one of the 6 paragraphs focus on increasing access to family planning and sexual and reproductive health."
Terrence McKeegan, J.D. writing for C-Fam (Catholic, Family and Human Special Interests and UN Special Interests coverage; Independent of the American State; American Based)
30 / 09 | September / 2010: "Rock Star Scandal Upends UN Development Meeting"

C-Fam In-house Bibliography of Terrence McKeegan, J.D.

"Terrence McKeegan, J.D.
Vice President / Senior Counsel
terrence@c-fam.org
Terrence McKeegan is the Vice President and Senior Counsel for the Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute (C-FAM), 
He also serves as the Director of the Center for Legal Studies which includes the Edmund Burke Fellowship and the International Organizations Law Group. As head of C-FAM’s New York office, he is the managing editor of the weekly Friday Fax publication and responsible for advancing C-FAM’s mission to defend life and family at the United Nations and other international institutions.



McKeegan worked for several years as an attorney in Washington D.C. on dozens of major litigation cases and government investigations for several large firms. He is co-founder and vice president for the International Solidarity & Human Rights Institute (ISHRI). He was formerly Counsel for the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ) based in Strasbourg, France, for whom he covered international legal issues and was their main UN representative.

McKeegan began his legal career as an assistant prosecuting attorney, in which he successfully prosecuted over a dozen felony weapons and drug cases, including a 93 count RICO case, and represented the county children services board. He was also an adjunct professor in the legal studies department at Franciscan University of Steubenville teaching courses on human rights, and has lectured and presented his work in the US, East Timor, the Philippines, Austria, Belize and Ireland, and has provided legal advice for the Holy See and several other nations. He has lobbied and advised on legal and social issues at the European Parliament, the United Nations, and on Capitol Hill.



A firm believer in solidarity amongst both peoples and organizations, McKeegan provides pro bono assistance and counsel to a number of organizations and individuals. McKeegan has received two grants from the Alliance Defense Fund to support his work in advising on international legal issues. He has written extensively on international human rights, including life, family and religious freedom issues, and authored numerous legal briefs that were submitted to the United Nations, and has addressed the UN Human Rights Council. He is the co-author, along with Brian Scarnecchia, of the white paper “The Millennium Development Goals: In Light of Catholic Social Teaching”, which was published by C-FAM’s International Organizations Research Group in 2009.



During law school, McKeegan worked as a research assistant for Dana Rosemary Scallon, former MEP for Ireland, studied international human rights and comparative health law in Rome. He has also studied and worked in Austria and Ireland.

McKeegan earned his J.D. at Ave Maria School of Law and his B.A. at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is admitted to the District of Columbia Bar.

Friday Fax:
Rock Star Scandal Upends UN Development Meeting
Young People Launch Pro-Life/Pro-Family “Statement to the UN and the World”
Sex Toys on Display at the World Youth Conference
Chaos and Ideology Reign at UN Conference on Youth in Mexico
UNFPA Uses International Year of Youth to Exploit Children
UK Announces Plan to Push Radical Sex Agenda on Developing Nations
UN Committee Attacks Motherhood, Demands New “Rights” for Women
Nuncio to Iraq Appointed as New Head of Holy See Mission to UN
Calls for Radical Autonomy for Youth Ahead of Mexico Conference
G8 Countries Launch Global Initiative on Maternal Health without Reference to Abortion
US Administration Launches All-Out International Homosexual “Rights” Offensive
IPPF Report Calls for Youth Sex Rights and Reveals New UN Funding
Human Rights Activists Call for a Super-Treaty Monitoring Body at UN
Portugal Legalizes Homosexual Marriage, Visiting Pope Condemns It
Gender-bending Yogyakarta Principles Brought to Council of Europe
USSC Nominee Kagan Displays Strong Internationalist Sympathies
G8 Battle Breaks Out Over International Abortion Funding
New US House Bill Would Overturn Last Meaningful Restrictions on International Abortion Funding
Last Minute Backroom Negotiations Leave Witnesses Baffled at UN Commission on Population and Development
NYU Law Panelist: CEDAW Would Bring "Radical Transformation of American Law"
Other Friday Faxes

Research:
The Millennium Development Goals: In Light of Catholic Social Teaching"
C-Fam (Catholic, Family and Human Special Interests and UN Special Interests coverage; Independent of the American State; American Based)
"Terrence McKeegan, J.D.
Vice President / Senior Counsel
terrence@c-fam.org"

American Scientists create even more viable embryonic stem cells from adult cells

Quote compilation Noted by Marc Aupiais

Most Stem Cell success has been through use of adult cells turned into embryonic stem cells: this is the global statistic on the issue. Another such success just recently occurred, we give you some quotations around this issue!

Please note that the Catholic Church considers research using embryonic stem cells from aborted embryos to be of the same grade as the research of the National Socialists of Germany, destroyed after World War II as it was taken at the cost or harm to human organisms.

Most embryonic stem cell researchers aim to use destroyed human organisms to achieve their research, endangering funding for projects such as the recently successful one. If an appeal to allow federal funding of research involving the destruction of human organisms fails, the US Democratic Party has decided to enter a bill into the US parliament, to allow federal funding of the destruction of human organisms.

Quotes in this compilation:

Go to summary by C-Fam
See Washington Post Article
See CNA Article on US Legal Issues on the Destruction of human organisms
Bibliography of C-Fam writer


C-Fam, which opposes the destruction of human organisms for research is our first quote:

"Scientists released a paper today showing they can turn ordinary cells into the equivalent of embryonic stem cells without the worrisome side effects of previous methods.

The new approach eliminates such hurdles as possible cancer risks attendant to existing methods of producing induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells).

The Washington Post reports in breaking news that the Children's Hospital Boston team used "messenger RNA" or mRNA:

"After tinkering with the mRNA molecules in the laboratory to make signals that the cells would not destroy as dangerous invaders, the researchers found that a daily cocktail of their creations were surprisingly fast and efficient at reprogramming the cells. The approach converted the cells in about half the time of previous methods - only about 17 days - with surprising economy - up to 100 times more efficient than the standard approach."

One disappointing note in the story is that the scientists, including lead scientist, Derrick Rossi, still think the destruction of human embryos is necessary "to validate" their work."
Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D. writing for C-Fam Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (Catholic and Human Special Interests coverage; Independent of the American Government; Based in New York, and Washington D.C. in the United States)
30 / 09 | September / 2010 : "Today's stem cell breakthrough"

Our Next Quotation is of the Washington Post:


"A team of researchers at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute in Boston published a series of experiments Thursday showing that synthetic biological signals can quickly reprogram ordinary skin cells into entities that appear virtually identical to embryonic stem cells. Moreover, the same strategy can then turn those cells into ones that could be used for transplants.

"This is going to be very exciting to the research community," said Derrick J. Rossi of the Children's Hospital Boston, who led the research published in the journal Cell Stem Cell. "We now have an experimental paradigm for generating patient-specific cells highly efficiently and safely and also taking those cells to clinically useful cell types."

Scientists hope stem cells will lead to cures for diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, spinal cord injuries, heart attacks and many other ailments because they can turn into almost any tissue in the body, potentially providing an invaluable source of cells to replace those damaged by disease or injury. But the cells can be obtained only by destroying days-old embryos.

The cells produced by the Harvard team, known as induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, would avoid that ethical objection and could in some ways be superior to embryonic stem cells. For example, iPS cells could enable scientists to take an easily obtainable skin cell from any patient and use it to create perfectly matched cells, tissue and potentially even entire organs for transplants that would be immune to rejection.

'Game changer'

While cautioning that the work needs to be repeated elsewhere and explored further, other researchers said the technique appears to represent a major development in the promising field of "regenerative medicine," which aims to create treatments tailored to individual patients.

"All I can say is 'wow' - this is a game changer," said Robert Lanza, a stem cell researcher at Advanced Cell Technology in Worcester, Mass. "It would solve some of the most important problems in the field."

The results were so striking that the Harvard Stem Cell Institute where Rossi works had already ordered every scientist working on iPS cells to switch to the new process.

"This paper is a major paper, in my view, in the field of regenerative medicine," said Douglas A. Melton, a leading stem cell researcher who co-directs the institute.

[...]

"With each new study it becomes more and more implausible to claim that scientists must rely on destruction of human embryos to achieve rapid progress in regenerative medicine," said Richard M. Doerflinger of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

[...]

Rossi and other researchers, however, said that embryonic stem cells are still crucial because, among other things, they remain irreplaceable for evaluating alternatives.

"The new report provides a substantial advance," said National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins. "But this research in no way reduces the importance of comparing the resulting iPS cells to human embryonic stem cells. Previous research has shown that iPS cells retain some memory of their tissue of origin, which may have important implications for their use in therapeutics. To explore these important potential differences, iPS research must continue to be conducted side by side with human embryonic cell research."

In 2006, researchers discovered that they could coax adult cells into a state that appeared identical to embryonic stem cells and then, just like embryonic stem cells, morph these iPS cells into various tissues. But the process involved inserting genes into cells using retroviruses, which raised the risk that the cells could cause cancer. Since then, scientists have been trying to develop safer methods. Several approaches using chemicals or other types of viruses have shown promise. But none has eliminated the safety concerns, and most have been slow and balky.

Cell conversion

The new approach involves molecules known as "messenger RNA" (mRNA), which cells use to create proteins they need to carry out vital functions. Working in the laboratory, the researchers created mRNA molecules carrying the instructions for the cell's machinery to produce the four key proteins needed to reprogram into iPS cells.

After tinkering with the mRNA molecules to make signals that the cells would not destroy as dangerous invaders, the researchers found that a daily cocktail of their creations was remarkably fast and efficient at reprogramming the cells. The technique converted the cells in about half the time that previous methods did, about 17 days, and with surprising economy - up to 100 times more efficient.

"We ended up with so many colonies of cells all over the place that we had to stop the experiment," Rossi said.

Moreover, the cells had not experienced any disturbing changes in their DNA caused by previous methods and appeared much more indistinguishable from embryonic stem cells than iPS cells created using other methods. In addition, the researchers went one step further and showed that they could use the strategy to quickly and easily convert the iPS cells they created into a specific cell types - in this case muscle cells.

"If you put all these things together, several of the major hurdles toward clinical translation of iPS cells are addressed by this technology," Rossi said. "That's what we've very excited about."



Others agreed. Lanza, for example, called the approach "almost too good to be true," saying it evoked the magical alchemy of "turning lead into gold."

"The ability to safely and efficiently generate patient-specific cells has the potential to transform transplantation medicine," Lanza said.

In an e-mail, stem cell pioneer Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University in Japan, who helped discover iPS cells, said he plans to try the technique in his lab."
Rob Stein writing for the Washington Post (American Based; Secular/General Interests Coverage; Independent of the American Government; Linked by some with Democratic Party and pro-abortionist special interests)
30 / 09 | September / 2010: "Scientists overcome hurdles to stem cell alternatives" | Page 2 of the story

Washington Post Story compilation page for Rob Stein

We Now Quote Catholic News Agency on US Law involving the destruction of human organisms for research:

"Washington D.C., Sep 30, 2010 / 10:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington on Tuesday overturned a federal court’s ban on taxpayer funding for human embryonic stem cell research (ESCR).

In August U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth ruled that the funding of the research by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) should be suspended while its legality was challenged. A coalition of opponents says the funding violates federal law barring funding for research which destroys human embryos.

Government lawyers said dozens of research projects would be ruined if the ban continued, the BBC reports.

Judge Lamberth’s ruling had already been temporarily suspended but Tuesday’s decision overrules it until a final decision is reached.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs praised the three-judge panel’s ruling, saying the "pursuit of groundbreaking treatments and cures” was a top priority of President Obama. Gibbs said the White House was “heartened” that the NIH and their grantees can “continue moving forward while the appeal is resolved.”

Sam Casey, a lawyer for the opposing coalition, said the ruling was disappointing. He said funding opponents were confident in their case and "expect the court will ultimately end taxpayer funding of unlawful, unnecessary and unethical experiments on living human embryos," the BBC says.

Human ESCR investigates the therapeutic possibilities of using embryonic stem cells to treat human diseases. It relies upon stem cells harvested by destroying human embryos.

In an interview last month, the Westchester Institute’s Fr. Thomas Berg addressed the ethical objections to ESCR funding.

The practice is “complicity in the destruction of individual, embryonic human persons,” he said.

“You were once an embryo. That’s a simple matter of scientific and biological facts.”

In his view, Judge Lamberth’s decision correctly interpreted the Dickey-Wicker Amendment, which bars the funding of embryo-destroying research."
Staff Writer for CNA Catholic News Agency (Catholic Special Interests coverage; Independent of the American Government; American Based)
30 / 09 | September / 2010: "Federal court reinstates taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research, lawsuit still pending"





C-Fam written In-House bibliography of the writer of 30 / 09 | September / 2010 : "Today's stem cell breakthrough" for C-Fam:

"Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research / Director, International Organizations Research Group
susan@c-fam.org
Susan Fink Yoshihara is C-FAM Vice President
for Research and Director of the International Organizations Research Group (IORG). Her research interests include intervention, human rights, and humanitarianism in international law and politics. She is the author of Waging War to Make Peace: U.S. Intervention in Global Conflicts (Praeger, 2010).

Before joining C-FAM, Susan was on the faculty at the U.S. Naval War College where she taught national security decision making and international relations. In her twenty-year career as a U.S. Navy helicopter pilot, she held the rank of Commander, led combat logistics and search and rescue units in the Pacific and Persian Gulf, advised the Atlantic Fleet commander, and worked for the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade as a White House Fellow. She is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and received her Ph.D. in international relations from the Fletcher School, Tufts University. She and her husband Toshi have one daughter and live in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

Selected Publications:
"Women Deliver a ruse," Washington Times, June 4, 2010
“Brickbats for Pope Benedict,” Washington Times, April 20, 2010

“Aging World Population is Profound Crisis,” Human Events, April 15, 2010

"Clinton Promises Global Push for Abortion Rights," National Review Online, January 15, 2010

"The Quest for Happiness: How the UN's Advocacy of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights Undermines Liberty and Opportunity," in Brett D. Schaefer, ed., ConUNdrum: The Limits of the United Nations and the Search for Alternatives (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2009).

"Obama Nominee Wants U.N. Committees Setting U.S. Social Policy" Human Events.com, April 7, 2009

Book Review: "Fatal Misconception: The Struggle to Control World Population," National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, vol.8, no.4 (Winter 2009)

Book Review: "Agenda Setting, the UN, and NGOs: Gender Violence and Reproductive Rights," National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, vol.8, no. 3 (Autumn 2008)

"How to Think About the Responsibility to Protect," First Things online, June 16, 2008

"The False Choice Between Development and Daughters," First Thingss online, August 23, 2007

"Rights by Stealth: the Role of UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies in the Campaign for an International Right to Abortion," National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, vol.7, no.1 (Spring 2007)

“Kosovo,” in Flashpoints in the War on Terrorism, Derek Reveron and Jeffrey Murer, eds. (New York: Routlege, 2006)

“The Trouble with Mixed Motives: Debating the Political, Legal, and Moral Dimensions of Intervention,” Naval War College Review vol. LVII, no. 3/4 (Summer/Autumn 2004)

Friday Fax:
Critics Call New Maternal Death Report Faulty
UN Finally Accepts New and Much Lower Estimates of Global Maternal Deaths
Abortion Groups Praise Newly Named Head of UN Women’s Agency
Barack Obama’s Image in Kenya Tarnished by Abortion Battle
UK Announces Plan to Push Radical Sex Agenda on Developing Nations
Latin American Economic Summit Promotes Abortion, Condemns “Lesbophobia”
U.S. Attacks Egypt Over Homosexual Rights at UN
Abortion Activists Claim New “Right” to Maternal Health
UN Leadership in Disarray as Scientific Dispute Shatters Consensus on Maternal Health
Researchers Asked to Hide Scientific Debate over Maternal Deaths
Women Deliver 2 Conference Calls for Billions More for Abortion
Top Abortion Law Firm Says Government Funded Abortion is a Human Right
New Global Study Shows Maternal Mortality Significantly Lower Than Previously Thought/Policy Implications Worry Abortion Advocates
UN Judge Says Pope Should be Prosecuted at International Criminal Court
UN Report Calls for Doubling Investment on "Modern Family Planning" Including Abortion
UN Aging Report Warns of Dire Effects of Fertility Decline
Chilean Maternal Mortality Study Undercuts Pro-Abortion Claims
New UN Human Rights Treaty on Aging Promoted, Questioned
Top Legal Scholar Warns Abortion Issue Can Divide a Nation
Top Abortion Provider Cashes in on Haiti Crisis, Pro-Life Medics Respond
Other Friday Faxes

Research:
Six Problems with “Women Deliver:” Why the UN Should Not Change MDG 5
Rights By Stealth: The Role of UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies in the Campaign for an International Right to Abortion
CEDAW Reality Check"
C-Fam Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (Catholic and Human Special Interests coverage; Independent of the American Government; Based in New York, and Washington D.C. in the United States)
"Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research / Director, International Organizations Research Group
"

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Providing context on the Russian Roulette stats- on gay HIV infection rates in the USA

Quote noted by Marc Aupiais

The basis of a recent SACNS article was a quote our service made of the associated press. The Center for Disease control study noted below was the basis:

"Prevalence and Awareness of HIV Infection Among Men Who Have Sex With Men --- 21 Cities, United States, 2008
Weekly
September 24, 2010 / 59(37);1201-1207

Men who have sex with men (MSM) are at increased risk for infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). In 2006, 57% of new HIV infections in the United States occurred among MSM (1). To estimate and monitor risk behaviors, CDC's National HIV Behavioral Surveillance system (NHBS) collects data from metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) using an anonymous cross-sectional interview of men at venues where MSM congregate, such as bars, clubs, and social organizations. This report summarizes NHBS data from 2008, which indicated that, of 8,153 MSM interviewed and tested in the 21 MSAs participating in NHBS that year, HIV prevalence was 19%, with non-Hispanic blacks having the highest prevalence (28%), followed by Hispanics (18%), non-Hispanic whites (16%), and persons who were multiracial or of other race (17%). Of those who were infected, 44% were unaware of their infection. Men who know their current HIV infection status can be linked to appropriate medical care and prevention services. Once linked to prevention services, men can learn ways to avoid transmitting the virus to others. Young MSM (aged 18--29 years) (63%) and minority MSM (other than non-Hispanic white) (54%) were more likely to be unaware of their HIV infection. Efforts to ensure at least annual HIV testing for MSM should be strengthened, and HIV testing and prevention programs should increase their efforts to reach young and minority MSM.

NHBS is a behavioral surveillance system used to monitor prevalence and trends in 1) HIV-related risk behaviors, 2) HIV testing, and 3) use of HIV prevention services among populations at high risk for acquiring HIV, including MSM, injection-drug users, and heterosexuals at increased risk for HIV infection. Data are collected in annual cycles from one risk group per year so that each group is surveyed once every 3 years. The first cycle of NHBS (among MSM) was conducted in 15 MSAs during 2004--2005; behavioral surveys were conducted in 10 MSAs, and HIV testing in conjunction with the behavioral survey was conducted in five MSAs (2). In 2008, NHBS staff members in 21 MSAs collected cross-sectional behavioral risk data and conducted HIV testing among MSM. MSAs were selected based on high prevalence of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS); the 21 MSAs included approximately 60% of all prevalent urban U.S. AIDS cases in 2006. MSM were sampled using venue-based, time-space sampling methods. Health department staff members first identified appropriate venues (e.g., bars, clubs, organizations, and street locations) and days and times when men frequented those venues (3). Venues and the corresponding day/time periods (VDTs) were chosen randomly each month. Staff members then systematically approached men at the venues (2). Men eligible for being interviewed were aged ≥18 years, residents of the MSAs, and able to complete the interview in English or Spanish. After participants gave informed consent, trained interviewers administered a standardized, anonymous questionnaire using a handheld computer. The interview consisted of questions about sex, drug use, HIV testing behaviors, and use of HIV prevention services. All respondents were offered anonymous HIV testing, regardless of self-reported HIV infection status, given the opportunity to receive their test results, and anonymously referred to care when appropriate. HIV testing was performed by collecting blood or oral specimens for either Western blot (WB) or immunofluorescence assay (IFA) confirmatory testing in a laboratory or rapid testing at venues using Food and Drug Administration (FDA)--approved tests for use in nonlaboratory settings. A nonreactive rapid test was considered a definitive negative result; reactive (preliminary positive) rapid test results were considered definitive positive only when confirmed by WB or IFA. MSM unaware of their HIV infection were defined as those who tested HIV-positive at the time of the interview but reported that the result of their most recent HIV test was negative, indeterminate, or unknown, or that they had never been tested. Men were compensated both for their time participating in the interview and for taking an HIV test.

In 2008, a total of 28,468 men were approached, and 12,325 were screened for participation in NHBS at 626 venues in 21 MSAs. Of men who were screened, 11,074 (90%) were eligible for the survey. Men were excluded from analysis if they did not consent to and complete both the survey and the HIV test (n = 1,558), did not report sex with a man during the preceding 12 months (n = 1,744), had an indeterminate HIV test result (n = 85), or reported being HIV-positive but had a negative NHBS HIV test result (n = 60). These criteria were not mutually exclusive; a total of 2,921 men were excluded from analysis. Of eligible men, 8,153 (74%) were MSM who met criteria for inclusion in this analysis. The median age of the MSM in this report was 32 years (range: 18--85 years); 44% were non-Hispanic white, 25% Hispanic, 23% non-Hispanic black, 2% Asian, 0.8% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 0.6% American Indian/Alaska Native, and 4% multiracial or other. Thirty-seven percent had a college education or higher, and 30% reported an annual household income <$20,000. Sixty-seven percent of men reported a household size of one. The majority had health insurance (66%) and had visited a health-care provider during the preceding year (76%) (Table 1). Among the 8,153 MSM tested, 1,562 (19%) tested positive for HIV (range by MSA: 6%--38%). HIV prevalence was 28% among blacks, 18% among Hispanics, and 16% among whites. HIV prevalence increased with increasing age and decreased with increasing education and income (Table 1). Of the 1,562 HIV-infected MSM, 680 (44%) were unaware of their infection. The proportion who were unaware of their infection was higher among younger than older MSM (Table 1). The proportion unaware was highest among blacks (59%), lowest among whites (26%), and decreased with increasing education and income. Higher proportions of MSM with no health insurance and those who had not visited a health-care provider during the preceding year were unaware of their infection (Table 1). Fifty-five percent of MSM unaware of their infection had not been tested during the preceding 12 months. The HIV prevalence by age group and race/ethnicity for MSM aged <30 years was highest among black MSM in each age group. The majority of young black and Hispanic MSM in each age group were unaware of their HIV infection (Table 2). For comparison with a previous NHBS report of MSM HIV prevalence during 2004--2005, which indicated an HIV prevalence of 26% among MSM and an infection unawareness rate of 48% (4), five MSAs (Baltimore, Maryland; Los Angeles, California; Miami, Florida; New York, New York; and San Francisco, California) were analyzed separately in the analysis of 2008 data. Results indicated that the overall HIV prevalence was 27%, and 48% of HIV-positive participants were unaware of their infection. HIV prevalence among blacks was 40%; 63% were unaware of their infection. These prevalence rates were similar to those from 2004--2005 NHBS data*; the proportion of MSM unaware of their infection did not increase (Table 3).† Reported by A Smith, MPH, I Miles, ScD, B Le, MD, T Finlayson, PhD, A Oster, MD, E DiNenno, PhD, Div of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC. Editorial Note The findings from this analysis corroborate other surveillance data showing that HIV prevalence among MSM remains high, many HIV-infected MSM are unaware that they are infected with HIV, and minority MSM are disproportionately affected by HIV (5--6). Because MSM represent the only group with increasing HIV incidence and comprise the largest proportion of new infections (1), it is critical to target resources and prevention strategies to MSM. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy§ emphasizes the importance of improving the impact of HIV prevention efforts for MSM. The NHBS data also underscore the specific need for increased HIV testing efforts for all MSM, especially minority MSM; CDC recently broadened its expanded HIV testing initiative to reach more MSM.¶ CDC currently recommends that sexually active MSM get tested for HIV at least once per year (7). NHBS data demonstrate that 55% of MSM who were unaware of their HIV infection had not had an HIV test during the preceding 12 months. This finding suggests that increased efforts to educate MSM and health-care providers about HIV testing guidelines and to reduce barriers to HIV testing for MSM are necessary. Also, because 45% of MSM who were unaware of their infection were tested within the previous 12 months, shorter intervals for testing some MSM might be warranted and should be considered in future recommendations. This analysis shows racial and economic disparities in both HIV prevalence and awareness of HIV infection. Racial disparities were observed in the youngest age group (18--19 years) and increased with age. CDC is working to decrease these racial disparities and currently funds HIV prevention programs for young, minority MSM.** The economic disparities described in this report are consistent with those reported among heterosexuals participating in NHBS.†† This reinforces the need for targeting prevention efforts to low-income populations, which might reduce HIV infection rates among MSM. The findings in this report are subject to at least four limitations. First, because the survey was administered by an interviewer, positive HIV status might have been underreported during the interview, given the sensitive nature of the topic, thereby inflating estimates of MSM unaware of their infections. Second, 135 MSM who reported being HIV-positive but who had a negative or indeterminate HIV test result were excluded from analysis because of the possibility that they had false-negative NHBS test results; however, including these men as HIV-positive would have yielded a similar overall HIV prevalence (20% compared with 19%). Third, comparisons of the NHBS-MSM datasets collected during 2004--2005 and 2008 should be made cautiously, because this analysis did not control for demographic differences in the samples, which might have influenced the percentages reported. Finally, these findings are limited to men who frequented MSM-identified venues (most of which were bars [45%] and dance clubs [22%]) during the survey period in 21 MSAs with high AIDS prevalence; the results are not representative of all MSM. A lower HIV prevalence (11.8%) has been reported among MSM in the general U.S. population (8). The high proportion of MSM unaware of their HIV infection continues to be a serious public health concern, because these MSM account for the majority of estimated new HIV transmissions in the United States (9). Persons aware of their HIV infection often take substantial steps to reduce their risk behaviors, which could reduce HIV transmission (10). Whereas many MSM described in this report had not received an HIV test during the preceding 12 months, 45% of MSM who were unaware of their infection did report having an HIV test during the preceding 12 months, indicating they had acquired HIV recently or reported an incorrect HIV test result to the interviewer. NHBS provides important information to guide and monitor HIV prevention efforts nationally and locally and will be critical for monitoring the impact of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The 2008 NHBS data show that MSM remain a key target of strategies to reduce HIV incidence and decrease racial and socioeconomic disparities in the United States."
USA Center For Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) (American Based; Not independent of the American State; Health Interests coverage)
24 / 09 | September / 2010: "Prevalence and Awareness of HIV Infection Among Men Who Have Sex With Men --- 21 Cities, United States, 2008"

Monday, September 27, 2010

Barack Obama's UN Ambassador lumps women with gays: endangering efforts to promote women's special interests!

Quote noted by Marc Aupiais

"This week the Obama administration injected a note of divisiveness, and that is truly lamentable.

In a speech over the weekend, US UN ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo replaced the commonly used term "violence against women" with what she called "SGBV" or "sexual and gender-based violence."

For years, traditional countries have worked to keep the word "gender" out of negotiated UN documents when referring to women's rights.

The reason is that some UN committees and staff equate "gender" with more than two sexes. They do so against the wishes of UN member states, who have defined "gender" twice in negotiated documents and said it is to be "traditionally understood" as "men and women."

DiCarlo did not explain why the term that has galvanized international resolve is no longer good enough for the Obama administration. She did not explain the obvious contrast between "sexual" and "gender" in the new jargon. She should."
Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D. writing for C-Fam Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (Catholic, human and family Special Interests coverage; Independent of the American Government; American Based [New York and Washington DC])
27 / 09 | September / 2010: "US exploits violence against women"


Who are we quoting:

"Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research / Director, International Organizations Research Group
susan@c-fam.org
Susan Fink Yoshihara is C-FAM Vice President
for Research and Director of the International Organizations Research Group (IORG). Her research interests include intervention, human rights, and humanitarianism in international law and politics. She is the author of Waging War to Make Peace: U.S. Intervention in Global Conflicts (Praeger, 2010).

Before joining C-FAM, Susan was on the faculty at the U.S. Naval War College where she taught national security decision making and international relations. In her twenty-year career as a U.S. Navy helicopter pilot, she held the rank of Commander, led combat logistics and search and rescue units in the Pacific and Persian Gulf, advised the Atlantic Fleet commander, and worked for the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade as a White House Fellow. She is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and received her Ph.D. in international relations from the Fletcher School, Tufts University. She and her husband Toshi have one daughter and live in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

Selected Publications:
"Women Deliver a ruse," Washington Times, June 4, 2010
“Brickbats for Pope Benedict,” Washington Times, April 20, 2010

“Aging World Population is Profound Crisis,” Human Events, April 15, 2010

"Clinton Promises Global Push for Abortion Rights," National Review Online, January 15, 2010

"The Quest for Happiness: How the UN's Advocacy of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights Undermines Liberty and Opportunity," in Brett D. Schaefer, ed., ConUNdrum: The Limits of the United Nations and the Search for Alternatives (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2009).

"Obama Nominee Wants U.N. Committees Setting U.S. Social Policy" Human Events.com, April 7, 2009

Book Review: "Fatal Misconception: The Struggle to Control World Population," National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, vol.8, no.4 (Winter 2009)

Book Review: "Agenda Setting, the UN, and NGOs: Gender Violence and Reproductive Rights," National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, vol.8, no. 3 (Autumn 2008)

"How to Think About the Responsibility to Protect," First Things online, June 16, 2008

"The False Choice Between Development and Daughters," First Thingss online, August 23, 2007

"Rights by Stealth: the Role of UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies in the Campaign for an International Right to Abortion," National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, vol.7, no.1 (Spring 2007)

“Kosovo,” in Flashpoints in the War on Terrorism, Derek Reveron and Jeffrey Murer, eds. (New York: Routlege, 2006)

“The Trouble with Mixed Motives: Debating the Political, Legal, and Moral Dimensions of Intervention,” Naval War College Review vol. LVII, no. 3/4 (Summer/Autumn 2004)

Friday Fax:
UN Finally Accepts New and Much Lower Estimates of Global Maternal Deaths
Abortion Groups Praise Newly Named Head of UN Women’s Agency
Barack Obama’s Image in Kenya Tarnished by Abortion Battle
UK Announces Plan to Push Radical Sex Agenda on Developing Nations
Latin American Economic Summit Promotes Abortion, Condemns “Lesbophobia”
U.S. Attacks Egypt Over Homosexual Rights at UN
Abortion Activists Claim New “Right” to Maternal Health
UN Leadership in Disarray as Scientific Dispute Shatters Consensus on Maternal Health
Researchers Asked to Hide Scientific Debate over Maternal Deaths
Women Deliver 2 Conference Calls for Billions More for Abortion
Top Abortion Law Firm Says Government Funded Abortion is a Human Right
New Global Study Shows Maternal Mortality Significantly Lower Than Previously Thought/Policy Implications Worry Abortion Advocates
UN Judge Says Pope Should be Prosecuted at International Criminal Court
UN Report Calls for Doubling Investment on "Modern Family Planning" Including Abortion
UN Aging Report Warns of Dire Effects of Fertility Decline
Chilean Maternal Mortality Study Undercuts Pro-Abortion Claims
New UN Human Rights Treaty on Aging Promoted, Questioned
Top Legal Scholar Warns Abortion Issue Can Divide a Nation
Top Abortion Provider Cashes in on Haiti Crisis, Pro-Life Medics Respond
Secretary Clinton Announces 5-year Funding Push, Including Abortion
Other Friday Faxes

Research:
Six Problems with “Women Deliver:” Why the UN Should Not Change MDG 5
Rights By Stealth: The Role of UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies in the Campaign for an International Right to Abortion
CEDAW Reality Check"
In-house bibliography of C-Fam Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (Catholic, human and family Special Interests coverage; Independent of the American Government; American Based [New York and Washington DC])
"Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D." : Full Bibliography Page

Why promoting homosexuality costs lives? HIV AIDS for one!

Quote noted by Marc Aupiais

I have previously noted the high suicide rates among children adopted by homosexuals, and it is clear that the group is more likely to be susceptible to suicide itself. Once again further information has emerged, which demonstrates why misdiagnosis of people as homosexual or too much encouragement of the sexual behaviour can cost lives:

"One in five sexually active gay and bisexual men has the AIDS virus, and nearly half of those don't know they are infected, a federal study of 21 U.S. cities shows.

Experts said the findings are similar to earlier research, but the study released Thursday is the largest to look at gay and bisexual U.S. men at high risk for HIV. More than 8,000 men were tested and interviewed, and 44 percent of those who had the virus didn't know they had it.

Overall, less than half of 1 percent of Americans have the AIDS virus, according to a calculation by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a research and policy organization in Washington, D.C.

But gay and bisexual men continue to be infected at much higher rates, said Jennifer Kates, Kaiser's director of global health and HIV policy.

"We don't have a generalized epidemic in the United States. We have a concentrated epidemic among certain populations," she said.

That's why a new national AIDS strategy, unveiled by the White House in July, is emphasizing more of a government focus on men who have sex with men and others at the highest risk of getting infected, Kates said."
Associated Press AP (American Baed; Independent of the State; Democratic Party and General Interests Coverage) story hosted externally
23 / 09 | September / 2010: "44 Pct Of Gay, Bisexual Men With HIV Don't Know It"

Friday, September 24, 2010

Millennium Development Goals money never reaches poor- micro and macro loans will!

Quote noted by Marc Aupiais

"As the Friday Fax reported last week, there is even a proposition for an international tax to be implemented in order to secure funding for the MDGs. There is an astonishing amount of money at stake.

At a maternal health side event organized by C-Fam last week, a Nigerian ob/gyn explained just how Millennium Development Goal funding has helped her country. Apparently, 1 trillion Naira (Nigerian currency) has been absorbed into the Nigerian government MDG office, with practically no public works to show for it. Due to corruption, the money never gets to the women and children it is intended to save.

In a rare turn of events, China presents itself as a voice of reason. China is advocating for trade and business investment in poor countries, using its own economy as a model of development. Until 1999, China received development funding from the World Bank, but now it is a contributor and one of the largest economies in the world.
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Amanda Pawloski writing for C-Fam Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (Catholic, family, life and human special interests lobby; Independent of the American Government; American based)
22 / 09 | September / 2010: Millennium Development-Gate

In House bibliography on their website:

"Amanda Pawloski

Assistant Research Director

Amanda Pawloski is C-FAM's Assistant Research Director for the International Organizations Research Group (IORG).

Miss Pawloski is a graduate student with the Pontificia Universitá della Santa Croce in Rome, Italy. She completed a licentiate degree in philosophy at Santa Croce in 2009, specializing in ethics and anthropology, and is currently working on her doctoral dissertation.

While living abroad, Miss Pawloski also studied at the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family Studies, and the Pontificia Universitá Lateranense where she earned her undergraduate degree in philosophy. She has presented academic papers at conferences in both the United States and Europe.

Miss Pawloski worked with the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty and has been a contributor to their blog and weekly commentary. She was also an active member of the Vatican’s San Lorenzo Youth Center and participated in organizing youth missions for the Diocese of Rome.

Amanda Pawloski now resides in New York, NY."
C-Fam Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (Catholic, family, life and human special interests lobby; Independent of the American Government; American based) writing on their own Amanda Pawloski
Amanda Pawloski

Monday, September 20, 2010

Update on Catholic Disney Actress Selena Gomez

Update by Marc Aupiais

Beyond her support of pro-abortionist, pro-sterilisation in the third world unicef (which portrays unwanted pregnancy as a malady and human rights abuse [to reference a speech by a former head- as quoted in a previous article]), Selena Gomez who was brought up in the Catholic faith, has unfortunately been promoting promiscuity and immorality- by consistent endorsement of risque' songs, such as Katy Perry's whole album, endorsement of Katy Perry and Lady Gagga, and of Jersey Shore, a reality show where women are treated as objects and one individual has sex with many women for MTV.

Her new album, which lacks the depth and cute feminism of her last one, she says better expresses her style. It mostly focuses on dance, and includes Rock God, by Katy Perry who she describes as a genius. The song nonchalantly describes a girl telling a "preacher" she can't confess, as she's given her soul to her Rock God.

Selena, (18) while Catholic as she was baptised Catholic, has not openly confessed such faith in two years, according to our records, when she last confessed her faith in an interview was also at the time she promoted chastity with a blessed chastity ring.

One only wonders how long it will take for what South Africans see as the American and Hollywood curse to Rub off entirely on the once cute and Faithful Miss Gomez.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Will the Tea Party Movement LEAVE the Republican party?

Quote noted by Marc Aupiais

Prominent Republican special interests blogger, Patrick Archbold of Creative Minority Report, who also writes for the National Catholic Register online edition, has aired his beliefs on the Republican establishment. These may well be reflected by much of the so-called tea Party movement. A Movement which many mainstream Republicans have sidelined due to its anti-establishment calls. These donkey moans are much like the horn-call against the establishment, which ironically got not not so environmentally or offspring friendly: "greenhorn" Obama elected:

"This, more than a reflection on the O'Donnell campaign, shows the very real disdain that establishment Republicans have for us unwashed--tea-partiers and conservatives. I was ambivalent about the O'Donnell campaign before, now I want her to win in the worst way.
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The establishment Republican party, maybe even more than the Democrat party, is one of the main obstacles to real reform in Washington. The American people are demanding reform but the establishment doesn't care. They want to shut out real conservatives where they can and co-opt them where they succeed.

Many people think that 2010 is another 1994. I hope not. I don't want another Republican takeover until conservatives have successfully taken over the Republican party. This is the message that the rank and file sent in Delaware tonight, this is why they sent the progressive RINO Castle packing. But they still don't get the message.

I don't know if O'Donnell is a good candidate or not. But at this point, I don't care. I want her to win. Scratch that--I want the Republican establishment to lose.

I am tired of Republican lip service and betrayals. I want a purge. I want a witch-hunt. I want them all gone. Every last one of them. I want litmus tests. I want lots of litmus tests. I want to fold the big tent. I want to burn the big tent. I want conservatives darn it!!"
Patrick Archbold writing for Creative Minority Report (Catholic and Republican Special Interests coverage; Independent of the American State and of the Republican Hierarchy; Tea Party Affiliations; Based in the United States)
14 / 09 | September / 2010: "I Hate Republicans--A Disgusting FIt of Pique"

Vatican clearly fears terror tactic attack on pope's visit

Quote noted by Marc Aupiais

"Access to the main public events will be tightly controlled, with the faithful coming in groups organised by local parishes.
It is a far cry from Pope John Paul II's 1982 visit, when anyone could show up for outdoor events, and some of Benedict's recent travels around Europe where not even metal detectors are used for open-air Masses."
Adam Arnold, Sky News Online writing for Sky News (Based in Great Britain; Independent of the British state- but under strict government regulations; Secular/General Interests coverage)
14 / 09 | September / 2010: "Pope Thanks Brits Before Controversial Trip"