by Don Surber:
To find out what is going on in the United States, I often have to turn to the British newspapers, as was the case with the report in the London Daily Mail: ” ‘The doctors told me to have an abortion’: Mother with cystic fibrosis defies medics to give birth to triplets.”
This was a miracle. A spokeswoman for the Cystic Fibrosis Fund said this was the first time a woman with cystic fibrosis gave birth to triplets. Ever.
It’s not news environmentalists prefer trees, animals, and insects over people. In 1962 Rachel Carson chose nature, created a stink about DDT and millions of children have since paid the ultimate price.
According to the World Health Organization, there are between 300 million and 500 million cases of malaria every year, resulting in more than one million deaths, with about 90% of these deaths occurring in Africa, mostly to children under the age of five.
Of course, that ban conveniently went into affect after the United States was cleansed of the disease.
Now, President Obama has chosen a similar path.
Asthma patients who rely on over-the-counter inhalers will need to switch to prescription-only alternatives as part of the federal government’s latest attempt to protect the Earth’s atmosphere.
The action is part of an agreement signed by the U.S. and other nations to stop using substances that deplete the ozone layer, a region in the atmosphere that helps block harmful ultraviolet rays from the Sun.
Obama may have gone too far this time.
by Roger L Simon:
I haven’t always been the biggest fan of Benjamin Netanyahu. He seemed something of a careerist with the capacity to talk out of both sides of his mouth. In other words, a politician. But who could a decry anyone with the guts to stand in the belly of the United Nations — as he did last Friday — and define that paleo-corrupt institution precisely as it is — a “house of many lies”?
Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress back in May was also widely applauded by a friendly audience. But this address — before a body that welcomes Iranian President Ahmadinejad for the so-called Durban III conference against racism, an inversion of human rights not even Orwell could have imagined — was in the least collegial of atmospheres.
And yet his talk was extremely eloquent and well-delivered. In an atmosphere former NY Mayor Koch describes as a “cesspool,” Netanyahu was the only man, the only statesman, genuinely to stand up for the principles of guilt-ridden Western civilization.
Noteworthy too is that the Israeli PM speaks (and no doubt writes) the English language far better than any of our presidential candidates, not to mention our cliche-ridden liberalist incumbent who is even loathe to appear before children without a teleprompter.
The Senate Democrats are playing a high-risk game at America’s expense. They are refusing to vote for a House-passed continuing resolution to assure the government stays operating after October 1st. They will pin the shutdown and financial chaos on the Republicans. But what is their real goal? They want to ensure continued funding for yet another “green program”. But this one has had two big beneficiaries that are linked closely to two Democrats people may be familiar with: Al Gore and Joe Biden.
Investors Business Daily has part of the story:
By Steve Doughty:
Speaking after the case was adjourned, Dr Scott, a 51-year-old GP, said: ‘I’m actually not only disappointed, I’m disgusted with my professional body. When I started in medicine, you were led to believe the GMC were there to serve both patients and doctors. That is not the case. I think there is an anti-Christian bias with the GMC.’
The Scott case is the latest in a series of incidents in which hospitals and medical authorities have been perceived as acting to suppress any expression of Christian beliefs. One case, that of a nurse ordered off the wards because she refused to take off her crucifix, is shortly to be heard at the European Court of Human Rights.
Dr Scott spoke to the 24-year-old patient, described as suicidal and vulnerable, at the end of a consultation at the Bethesda Medical Centre in Margate in August last year. The practice declares its Christian orientation and informs prospective patients that they may be offered spiritual guidance as well as medical help.
By Micah Morrison:
A.Q. Khan, right, poses for a photo with Simon Henderson, a senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. The photo was provided exclusively to Fox News.
Documents obtained by Fox News suggest that for decades Pakistan spread nuclear weapon technology around the globe in exchange for cash, political influence and help with its own atomic bomb program. Among those on the other side of the deals: China, Iran, North Korea and Libya.
The charges are contained in two documents written by A.Q. Khan, the Pakistani nuclear arms trafficker long thought to be the mastermind behind an elaborate global supply and procurement network: a thirteen-page confession to government authorities and a dramatic letter hastily written to his wife as an international manhunt tightened around him.
‘It’s the end of the world as we know it,” sang the popular musical artistes R.E.M. many years ago. And it is. R.E.M. has announced that they’re splitting up after almost a third of a century. But these days who isn’t? The eurozone, the world’s first geriatric boy band, is on the verge of busting apart. Chimerica (Prof. Niall Ferguson’s amusing name for the Chinese-American economic partnership that started around the same time R.E.M. did) is going the way of Wham!, with Beijing figuring it’s the George Michael of the relationship and that it’s tired of wossname, the other fellow, who gets equal billing but doesn’t really do anything. The deeper problem may be that this is a double act with two wossnames.