Friday, August 26, 2005

Okay here is another article which should freak the wack-nuts

Despite Study's Claims, Expert Insists Unborn Babies Do Feel Pain-- Pediatrician Suspects JAMA Article of Promoting Pro-Abortion Agenda
By Mary RettigAugust 26, 2005
(AgapePress) - Dr. Jean Wright, M.D., a Christian pediatrician and expert on fetal development, disputes the conclusions of a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that claims unborn babies feel no pain. She says that finding is wrong, and she suspects the authors of the study have an agenda.
After completing their research, the investigators came to the conclusion that laws requiring discussion of fetal pain before a second trimester abortion should not be passed. Wright says they drew that conclusion because they are convinced babies in the womb do not feel pain until they are at least 28 weeks old. But Wright, who serves as Vice President over Women and Children at Memorial Health Center in Savanna, Georgia, says her professional experience has repeatedly negated that notion.
"Every day that I stand in our neonatal intensive care unit and see an infant that's 25, 26, or 28 weeks gestation, I don't have to have any of these fancy studies to say [whether these infants] feel pain," she contends, "because here's the same baby that, inside, you would be measuring and referring to as a fetus, that I'm seeing outside and calling him a premie baby. And that data is overwhelming."
According to the Christian doctor, those NICU infants are unmistakably aware of pain, and yet the authors of the fetal pain study continue to deny that unborn babies at the same stages of development as these premature babies are able to sense painful stimuli. She finds it hard to understand why these scientists refuse to consider that type of tangible evidence -- unless, perhaps, they are not entirely objective.
Of course, Wright points out, the JAMA editor refuted the idea that the article was in any way politically motivated -- an assertion that compels the doctor to smile. "I can't help but grin when I see that reaction," she notes, "because the very first paragraph of this article frames this piece in response to the legislation that we would call the Unborn Pain Awareness Act." In other words," she says, the authors "start in their very first paragraph to frame their article in the context of legislation -- and that is politics."
Regardless of what that editor said, Wright is convinced the article was written for political purposes. But although she expects the report in the AMA's journal will, as one researcher said, "stir up a hornets' nest," the pro-family pediatrician says the controversy may be necessary in order to get more people to examine the evidence that unborn babies really do feel pain.

This is so wrong Just so wrong

Man fined for revealing wife's affair on shop's neon sign Category:(Interesting)

Man fined for revealing wife's affair on shop's neon sign

A French man has been fined for putting up a neon sign outside his pet shop to highlight his wife's affair.
Robert Sofolowski was fined 50,000 Francs, (about £4,780) for infringing Patrice Chopin's right to privacy, after revealing his wife was having an affair with the banker.
The 42-year-old from Nancy says he'll appeal and continue his fight for wronged husbands everywhere, The Times reports.
The neon sign read: "If your wife has an account at the bank, Patrice Chopin will not only take care of her money. Her intimacy interests him as well."
After the ruling he said: "I am the one who has been wronged. There is no reason for cuckolds like myself to hide themselves away."
His barrister, GĂ©rard Michel, adds: "My client does not call Mr Chopin's private life into question, but his professional life. He seduces his customers while at work. This affair is therefore in the public domain."
heather LOL LOL

This from unsolved mysteries

Tuesday, August 23, 2005


I want to cuss out my comments section due to the fact that they have been somewhat on the fritz here lately. But I must be getting older and more mature because I won't. I do wish they would get it together and get on with it. Especially since someone got interested enough to say something about relativity. I was VERY interested in what he had to say.

Old Sayings

You know the old saying, don't rock the boat? I say if your boat sinks that easy that it can't take a few waves find a new one or I hope you have on a life preserver because I'm a rockin it.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Back to anti-gun control

from: soapbox

The experiences in the U.K. and Australia, two island nations whose borders are much easier to monitor, should also give Canadian gun controllers some pause. The British government banned handguns in 1997 but recently reported that gun crime in England and Wales nearly doubled in the four years from 1998-99 to 2002-03. ...since 1996 the serious-violent crime rate has soared by 69 percent; robbery is up 45 percent, and murders up 54 percent. Before the law, armed robberies had fallen 50 percent from 1993 to 1997, but as soon as handguns were banned the robbery rate shot back up, almost to its 1993 level. The 2000 International Crime Victimization Survey, the last survey completed, shows the violent-crime rate in England and Wales was twice the rate of that in the U.S. ...Australia has also seen its violent-crime rates soar immediately after its 1996 Port Arthur gun-control measures. Violent crime rates averaged 32-percent higher in the six years after the law was passed (from 1997 to 2002) than they did in 1995. The same comparisons for armed-robbery rates showed increases of 74 percent. During the 1990s, just as Britain and Australia were more severely regulating guns, the U.S. was greatly liberalizing individuals' abilities to carry firearms. Thirty seven of the fifty states now have so-called right-to-carry laws that let law-abiding adults carry concealed handguns after passing a criminal background check and paying a fee. Only half the states require some training, usually around three to five hours. Yet crime has fallen even faster in these states than the national average.