Archive for June 2008

Pizza Hut thinks it’s OK for their employees to die for a few bucks

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Years ago I had contracted with Coburn’s Barbecue in Big Town, near Dallas, Texas to do some overnight repairs to the restaurant. I had two employees with me, including one young man I had hired just for this one job. When the managers were ready to leave they came over to where we were unloading our tools from my truck and made and interesting inquiry. They asked if we were armed. This was before we had concealed-carry here in Texas. My regular employee and I exchanged glances. I asked “What do you mean?” The manager said “Do you have guns on you?” I wanted to know why he would ask that. His reply was “Because I’m not leaving you here alone all night in this part of town if you are not armed.” My employee grinned, and I assured them that, yes indeed, we were carrying. The managers said good, and goodnight. After they left my young temporary employee, his eyes wide said “But, but I don’t have a gun!” I pulled out a large hunting knife and gave it to him, saying “Use this, then.” He was again reassured and happy. We worked hard all night without incident – and without fear.

On April the third of this year the Des Moines Register reported that James Spiers, a 10-year employee of Pizza Hut, was fired for carrying a concealed handgun while on the job. Spiers was a pizza delivery guy. He knew about the dangers of his job and legally obtained a concealed carry license for his own protection. He carried his gun in spite of a prohibition to do so by Pizza Hut Corporation.
Spiers was found out when he had to defend himself against (more…)

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Taxing Carbon & ‘Greenhouse emissions’ – the new global tax scheme

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

More and more draconian laws are being proposed and passed to address the “problem of global warming”, in spite of the fact that increasing numbers of scientists, and I mean a lot of scientists, are denouncing the lack of true science and data behind the global warming/ greenhouse emissions warnings we are hearing about daily from politicians (yeah, the experts!) and, particularly, the UN. See this article from World Net Daily about The Petition Project(link), a movement to expose the lie of global warming from a scientist’s point of view.
So why do we hear all these politicians and political bodies preaching this doomsday message? The answer is in their proposed solutions. See this on a proposed carbon tax by a Canadian politician. Also, look at all the carbon tax initiatives to discourage people from creating carbon. Notice that companies can buy carbon ‘credits’. It is all about money for governments, and that means money and control for politicians and political entities such as the UN. Right now there are those who are proposing a carbon tax on having children, as the children will make more carbon. (more…)

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Ricki Lake, home childbirth, and our money

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Fox News reports (here) that Ricki Lake is under fire from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the AMA for advocating home childbirth. They contend that home is not the safest place to have a baby, instead stating that the safest place is in a hospital, birthing center, or other “approved” facility. Well, of course they would say that, not because it is true, but because if the trend continues they will lose their hold (read that as ‘source of income’) on the general public. To try to retain their hold on our money, these medical associations want to pass legislation to force us to pay them for what women have done for millennia without them: (from the article)

The AMA resolves in the statement to support state legislation “that helps ensure safe deliveries and healthy babies by acknowledging that the safest setting” is a hospital, connected birthing center or other approved facility.

This is big business taking away our freedoms in order to take our money.
We had our first two children in a hospital. We elected for natural childbirth, but in the hospital’s birthing room. Our first daughter was born with the help of two interns and myself, as the nurse refused to call our physician, even after I emphatically informed her that the baby was crowning and my wife was at 10 cm. dilation! The doctor got there well after the birth. Then the hospital personnel got upset when, after two hours, we were ready to go home. Were they worried about the baby? Were they worried about my wife? No, they wanted us to check into a hospital room, even if only for a few minutes, so they could charge us for it.

Our next child, a boy, was born at the same facility. We had instructed the doctor and staff NOT to give my wife any drugs, such as Pitocin. Pitocin is commonly used to make the uterus clamp down to stop bleeding. Interestingly, if you just let the baby nurse right away, the mother’s body releases a substance which does the same thing, naturally and gently – unlike the ‘hard’ clamp-down of Pitocin. Pitocin is also transferred through breastfeeding to the baby. You can’t make me believe this is good for a newborn. (more…)

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Homosexual Brains

Monday, June 16th, 2008

According to Reuters, researchers wrote in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that brain scans of homosexual men showed similarities with the scans of heterosexual women, and the scans of homosexual women showed similarities with heterosexual men. Specifically they said the scans showed that homosexual men and heterosexual women have more symmetrical lobes, whereas homosexual women and heterosexual men have similarly unsymmetrical lobes. They also noted that blood flow in the ‘fight or flight’ area of the brain was similar in homosexual women and heterosexual men.
Hmm, so are we to conclude that, hey, if there are similarities like this then there is a biological reason for homosexuality? Or does it stand to reason (more…)

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Should we make up rituals to please God?

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Reuters reports that, after a couple had been caught having sex in a church confessional in Rome, “the bishop celebrated a “Mass of reparation” in the cathedral where the confessional box incident took place to make up for the sacrilege”. OK, so repentance before Christ isn’t good enough. And renouncing the act as sin isn’t enough. Instead the Catholic Church has to have a religious ceremony to repay God for the sin and, I suppose, re-sanctify the cathedral. Again we find the Catholic Church engaged in denying what the Bible teaches and resorting to pagan ritual to try to appease God. Jesus was pretty clear about what it takes to please Him, and it certainly isn’t some ritual that was designed by man and is in truth for man.

Mt 15:7 You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said:
8 ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me;
9 in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.’

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California Public School and police abuse teenaged students

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

The Associated Press reports that students at the El Camino High School in Oceanside, California were put through mental and emotional abuse by teachers and local police last month. Here’s the CNN link. The students were told some 26 of their classmates had been killed in auto accidents. Some students wept, others became hysterical or just stunned. But the teachers and police lied. The 26 students were alive and well. According to school personnel this was done to try to scare the students about drinking and driving.
Now let me get this straight – teachers are required to report any suspicions they may have that a student is being abused, physically or emotionally, but it is OK for the teachers AND THE POLICE to emotionally abuse them. When there is a teacher or student death at these schools now days the students are required to get grief counseling, yet:

“They were traumatized, but we wanted them to be traumatized,” said guidance counselor Lori Tauber, who helped organize the shocking exercise and got dozens of students to participate. “That’s how they get the message.”

Wow. These are the same tactics used to break prisoners in prisoner of war camps, notably Nazi and North Vietnamese! (more…)

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“The Resistance” and Mark Dice

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

I ran across a very interesting website today: http://www.theresistancemanifesto.com
This site, primarily run by Mark Dice, has been making waves in the news media – waves that the mainstream media is doing its very best to suppress. Why? Because Dice is doing everything he can to expose the truth, as he sees it, behind the war on Iraq and the reality of politics and religion in America. Those who wish he would shut up contend that he is doing our military harm by hurting morale. I find I agree with Dice that those who are putting their lives on the line for us deserve to know the truth. Let me put it this way: If your wife or husband was cheating on you, would you want your best friend to keep quiet about it and not tell you in order to keep your morale up or to ‘save’ the marriage?
From my initial and cursory look at the site I believe he is correct, though I have not examined enough so far to be able to fully endorse his views. I see it as hopeful, though, as most Americans are either fooled, sticking their heads in the sand, too proud to admit the truth, or just plain ignorant (willingly). The Bible warns that God’s people perish for a lack of knowledge, and it is my firm opinion that this means both Biblical knowledge and the ability to see world events for what they are by being informed and analytical.
I am forever amazed at how much Americans are willing to believe lies in order to be comfortable. Because of tradition, pride, or what they were raised with they accept lies that fly in the face of reason. So they turn a blind eye to things such as the Satanic connections (more…)

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Free mobile phone ‘unlocking’

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Recently we renewed our contract with the evil telephone overlords (AT&T), mostly because our old phones were falling apart. They gave us “free” phones as long as we agreed to a two-year contract. Carol got a Sync and I got a Blackberry 8310. I may be going back overseas, so I thought the Blackberry would be cool since I can get an international data package and use it for internet and as a GPS device. Well, the phone is locked for AT&T sim cards, which is to be expected, so I started looking into how to unlock it in case I needed to use a non-AT&T card somewhere. After a lot of perusing the internet forums I was resigned to having to pay someone 19 to 24 USD to get the unlock code. There were scores of posts praising these guys for their prompt and helpful service. But the more I thought about it I wondered just how these guys could offer such a service. Was there some special software, maybe? So I searched a little more and started finding a few posts by a few crusaders who wanted to expose the plot. They are emphatically trying to let people know that all you have to do is call your carrier and politely ask for the code. They may wish to know why – “I’m going to be traveling outside the country” – but generally will give you the code if you act informed and polite. Some may say they can’t do this, or it will take a day, but if you, nicely, persist, you will find they can do it in just a few minutes. Some people reported that they were even given the unlock code for their device by a carrier they did not do business with.

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Bureaucratic stupidity

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Don’t mow your lawn – go to jail..
Yahoo news reports that Canton, Ohio has decided to include possible jail time for offenders who don’t mow their yards to the city’s liking. Apparently they think that the $250 fine isn’t enough. My question is: who is going to mow the home-owner’s lawn while he is in jail? Perhaps after three weeks in jail they will haul him before the judge, and being a repeat offender, assess another 30 days in jail. Sounds kind of like debtor’s prison to me.

If that’s not bad enough, Cameron County, Texas justice of the peace Gustavo Garza is forcing fathers to spank their teen-aged children in front of the court as punishment for truancy – or more accurately, in order to avoid a $500 fine. Not only is this “justice” forcing parents to ‘discipline’ their children against their will with what is evidently a heavy piece of wood Garza provides, but (more…)

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