Shocking, but not surprising. (If you are surprised, it’s a sign you’ve been deluding yourself). FWIW: Wearing a collar doesn’t make you Catholic.
But besides being patronizing, the Vatican’s statement is a gross distortion of the situation. It portrays the Gards as acting alongside the doctors, but subject to outside manipulation. The Gards are resisting the doctors. The Gards are not facing “their decisions.” They are facing authorities that have overridden them. The good bishop writes that the Gards “must be heard and respected, but they too must be helped to understand the unique difficulty of their situation.” The people “helping” them to understand are speaking in the euphemisms of “death with dignity.”
https://www.nationalreview.com/2017/06/vatican-charlie-gard-statement-catholic-church-family-life-euthanasia/… Read the rest
I admit it: ever since I was refused an attempted purchase of allergy OTC drugs, I get a little thrill every time I walk out with decongestant medicine.
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When I shared this information shortly after the election, I was roundly criticized and ridiculed (and not just by the Left). Facts are stubborn things, though, and here is yet another credible report showing why insiders have long called the Democrats the “evil” party. (I assume there is no need to explain why the Republicans are known for being “stupid”).
P.S. The next time you ask yourself why there are Democrat-run cities that *want* to be called ‘sanctuary’ cities (such as Nashville), remember this article.
The findings are eye-opening. In 2008, as many as 5.7 million noncitizens voted in the election. In 2012, as many as 3.6 million voted, the study said.
In 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that there were 21.0 million adult noncitizens in the U.S., up from 19.4 million in 2008. It is therefore highly likely that millions of noncitizens cast votes in 2016.
Did Votes By Noncitizens Cost Trump The 2016 Popular Vote? Sure Looks That Way
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I knew something was afoot when I saw a package arrive from Moscow. I received several special Father’s Day gifts today, but particular thanks to #1 for using his ecclesiastical connections to get this done. #OrderOfParentalGlory#VladimirPutin… Read the rest
There are a lot of reasons why healthcare in America costs so much more than it would in a free market, and this sign posted at my local Walgreen’s demonstrates just one way the government drives up costs; they don’t trust you or your doctor to make decisions on your own. You have to return to your physician, sit in his waiting room for a few hours, pay the inflated co-pay (he charges you more because he has to deal with insurance), then return to the pharmacy to get a simple prescription refilled. When you consider the out-of-pocket costs, the insurance payments, your travel expenses and your lost opportunity costs, you’re probably paying 30 or 40 times what the free market value really is.
Tired of ridiculous health care costs? Your state and federal legislators are the primary reason. Let them know what you think.… Read the rest