Tuesday, January 14, 2014

what does it profit a company if it gains the whole world…

​Supreme Court hands Monsanto victory over farmers on GMO seed patents, ability to sue

13 January 2014

"The group of plaintiffs, which included many individual American and Canadian family farmers, independent seed companies and agricultural organizations, were seeking preemptive protections against Monsanto’s patents. The biotech leviathan has filed over 140 lawsuits against farmers for planting the company’s genetically-engineered seeds without permission, while settling around 700 other cases without suing."


Hat tip: Infowars

but what about us?

What Should Be Done To A Country That Kills 56 Million Of Its Own People?

Michael Snyder
The American Dream
13 January 2014

"We rightly condemn other totalitarian regimes throughout history such as Nazi Germany, the USSR and Communist China that have killed millions (or tens of millions) of their own people.  But what about us?  What do we deserve for slaughtering more than 50 million of our own precious children on the altar of convenience?  What kind of punishment would be large enough to fit such a monstrous crime? "


The 50 Million Names Project
22 January 2014 March for Life

no justice, here

Ex-Officers Found Not Guilty in Kelly Thomas’ Beating Death

13 January 2013

"During the fight, Thomas cried out repeatedly for his father, saying he could not breathe.

“Dad, they are killing me,” were among his last words, the recording shows."


I remember this police beating from 2011. The heartbreak is as keen now, as then.

There is no justice, here.

anonymously speaking

Court Rules That Yelp Must Unmask the Identities of Seven Anonymous Reviewers

Rebecca J. Rosen
The Atlantic
10 January 2014

"The case illuminates the growing role of courts in mediating anonymous speech. In an earlier time, when anonymous speech happened via paper and ink, there may have been no one for a victim of defamation to subpoena. If you print your diatribes yourself, and plaster them about town, without at least very good detective work, there's no one who could possibly reveal your identity.

That's no longer the case. "


brave new punishment guidelines

DOJ to schools: It’s racist to punish students for behaving badly, texting in class

Robby Soave
The Daily Caller
9 January 2014

"“Schools also violate Federal law when they evenhandedly implement facially neutral policies and practices that, although not adopted with the intent to discriminate, nonetheless have an unjustified effect of discriminating against students on the basis of race.”"


cashless society plus

PulseWallet Lets You Pay For Things Via Your Veins

Emily Thomas
Govt Slaves
12 January 2014

"“You are your wallet. Secured with a key that only you hold,” the website says."


Hat tip: Countdown to Zero Time

Pulse Wallet Web Site
the view from the Verge

on crimes against humanity & Christ

An infamous WW2 massacre in France leads to an arrest 

Steve Weatherbe & Link Byfield
The Christians
14 January 2014

"Jesus himself neither praised nor condemned war, but as the faith became a political factor through large parts of the world, Christians had to develop ways of determining when warfare is justifiable and when it is not."


shades of The Constant Gardener…

Obama Admin Hides Documents Showing Contraception Not Stopping HIV in Africa

Steve Ertelt
Life News
10 January 2014

"A Population Reference Bureau report on worldwide family planning also indicates the injectable contraceptive is not used by women in affluent countries…

“Considering the overwhelming evidence of Depo Provera’s harm,” said Fosu “it is incumbent on Health Ministers in targeted developing countries to restrict or ban Depo Provera as a family planning option – exactly what Israel did in 2013 to protect women.”"


way too extreme for me

Motorola patents e-tattoo that can read your thoughts by listening to unvocalized words in your throat

John Hewitt
Extreme Tech
7 January 2014

"It has been known for decades that when you speak to yourself in your inner voice, your brain still sends neural spike volleys to your vocal apparatus, in a similar fashion to when you actually speak aloud. The main difference between the two, is that the nervous action driving covert speech as it is called, is subthreshold, and does not generate the full muscle contraction. "


Hat tip: Steve Quayle

coming soon to a doctor near you

British NHS May Keep New Drugs, Medicine From Elderly Patients

Wesley J. Smith
Life News
10 January 2014

"This kind of thinking is coming here if the Obamacarians get their way. Indeed, the UK’s rationing system was extolled as a model for the USA by some of Obamacare’s architects, the ACA’s regulators, and among the Medical Intelligentsia."


increase in military suicides

More young veterans committing suicide, data show

Alan Zarembo
L.A. Times
10 January 2014

"The number of suicides among 18- to 29-year-old men increased from 88 in 2009 to 152 in 2011. That translates into a 44% rise in the suicide rate, which jumped to 57.9 suicides per 100,000 veterans.

Experts were at a loss to explain the increase. It occurred as the Department of Veterans Affairs was bolstering its suicide prevention efforts in response to a sharp rise in military suicides during a decade of war in Afghanistan and Iraq."


Hat tip: WND

tax-paid abortion hearing

Eleanor Holmes Norton Sidelined at Testy Abortion Hearing

Cortney O'Brien
9 January 2014

"But, before the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice could introduce its witnesses and begin the debate on whether or not American taxpayers should have to fund abortions…"


2014 report from Open Doors

Report: 9 out of 10 Top Christian Persecution Countries Due to Islamic Extremism

Michael Gryboski
The Christian Post
9 January 2014

"Open Doors announced the rankings for its 2014 World Watch List, which documented the 50 nations least tolerant of their Christian population, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The Christian persecution watchdog group's methodology involved measuring the level of Christian freedom found in five spheres of life: private, family, community, national, and church. A sixth sphere regarding degree of violence also factors in to the rankings."


the Obama machine, again

Obama Administration Continues Efforts to Stop School Choice in Louisiana

Deacon Keith Fournier
Catholic Online
13 January 2014

"Holder and his lawyers could not prove there was any injury to any child or any discriminatory impact which would interfere with the federally mandated desegregation process in the State.

Holder and his lawyers did not give up. They have now asked the Court to give the Federal Government oversight of the awarding of scholarships. This would, in effect, constitute veto power over the parents."


what is garbage here…

China: woman forced to abort at seven months says…

Women's Rights without Frontiers
10 January 2014

"Seven months pregnant with her second son, she was pinned down to a table by several people and forcibly aborted, as she begged for mercy."


Hat tip: Life News

50 Million Names Project
22 January 2014 March for Life

but it gets stranger as you read

Mother accuses doctors of stealing baby from her womb after waking from caesarean to be told she'd imagined her pregnancy

Matt Roper
The Daily Mail
9 January 2014

"This week's case is the latest of a number of disturbing similar recent incidents in Brazil."


women in the military

Sabbaticals may help military keep women in ranks

Lolita C. Baldor
Stars & Stripes  | AP
12 January 2014

"Across the military services, leaders are experimenting with programs that will give valued officers and enlisted troops, men and women, the incentive to stay. Also, as the Pentagon moves to bring women into more jobs closer to the combat zone, military officials believe it is crucial to keep midcareer female officers in the services so they can mentor those on the front lines."


No comment, here. Just an interesting article, and in a world that will never resolve 'the Mommie wars,' a sabbatical to allow a bit of that precious time between a mother and her child can only be a nod to something good…

Sometimes, the better option is to eye what is good…