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DEAD NOT DEAD?

By ATWadmin On April 24th, 2007 at 9:22 pm

It’s a strange business for sure. I’m talking about the status of BBC correspondent Alan Johnston, who was apparently abducted in Gaza on 12 March. Since then, an Islamic group has claimed they KILLED him. Now we hear that Johnston is in GOOD HEALTH, if Palestinian Deputy Prime Minister Azzam al-Ahmad is to be believed. Must be awful for his family but you have to wonder about the games Palestinians play?

Again, and again, and again!

By ATWadmin On April 24th, 2007 at 7:53 pm

Some of the readers of this blog may remember my post entitled "They are only lent to us" which I wrote on the 11th of this month. This chronicled the short life and silent death of one Mitchell Bate, a tiny girl only twenty-two months old, who died at the hands of her biological parents (I use the term because I refuse to give these two monsters the titles of Father and Mother, as these are honourable titles, and this couple are truly undeserving of being thought of as anything honourable in relation to that tiny child)!

I thought at the time that I had read some of the worst which so-called humankind dealt to it’s innocents, but read today of something even worse than that previous deadly duo. A sub-human by the name of Nathan Grain fed his infant son doses of methadone and diazepam in order to stop him crying. Tiny Luke Grain, when he perished, had levels of methadone in his system which were bound to kill him, along with sufficient diazepam to knock out a fully-grown adult!

 His mother, also on a methadone programme (such sweet caring people we hold as parents), came home, and learned from her ever-loving and caring husband that Luke had been asleep all day!

 I only hope that this murderous fool is sent to a prison which holds ordinary decent criminals, and they mete out to him only a fraction of the punishment which should be given this animal, but which is forbidden under our so-called humane society’s rules!

And before I get any comments which decry my hopes of a revenge for the soul of this tiny baby, just ask yourselves this; WHAT IF THAT CHILD WAS YOURS?

 

 

right to ‘life’

By ATWadmin On April 24th, 2007 at 6:33 pm

z4009320X.jpgPolands Catholics are furious at the ECHR and have inundated it with angry letters after Alicja Tysiac, a brave 36 year old mother of three, won a case for £16,000 compensation after being forced to complete a pregnancy doctors warned would leave her with severely impaired sight. Polish law, considered liberal, forbids abortion except in cases of rape, severe birth defects or when it endangers the life or health of the mother. The government actually want to ban it altogether – that includes where the mothers life is in danger and rape.  Doctors refused her an abortion and the pregnancy resulted in her sight being reduced to only being able to see objects less than 5 feet away. Whats disgusting though, is how she is now being vilified.  Fundamentalist catholics are treating her ‘like a murderer’ and are ‘refusing to baptise her child’  (i thought the child was innocent) and are even demonstrating against her receiving the money.  Gazeta Wyborcza concludes on (the point) the utter shame and moral hypocrisy of any religious argument: ‘it seems Catholics will do everything to ensure people are brought into the world but care little what happens to them after that’. Precisely.  There is already one ‘moral’ debate here on something that won’t just disappear because people think its ‘wrong’, want to persecute doctors for providing safe health access for women or make it uselesslly illegal,  so this thread is closed! Fingers crossed for Mexico today – catholic home to some 200,000 – 500,000 illegal abortions which occur annually across the country.

One Rule For Me, Another Rule For Thee

By ATWadmin On April 24th, 2007 at 6:02 pm

padlock.bmpMPs will decide this week whether or not exempt themselves from the Freedom of Information Act.

 

A private member’s bill introduced by self-serving scum Tory MP David Maclean will be debated for a second time on Friday, after it was ‘talked out’ last week and went to the bottom of the pile. But in what the BBC calls a ‘rare Parliamentary quirk’, the six bills above it aren’t ready, so this squalid attempt to hide their business from public scrutiny comes back.

 

In reality, that rare Parliamentary quirk happens to be tacit support from a corrupt government which could kill this bill at a stroke. A few honourable members of the House, led by Norman Baker, did their duty last week and will attempt to do so again. Not content with burning our ancient and inalienable freedoms, not content with equipping agents of the state with 266 pretexts on which to invade our very homes, this morally corrupt bunch now have the sheer impertinence to tell US to keep OUR noses out of THEIR taxpayer-funded business!

If anyone would like to tell David Maclean what he can really do with the crook he’s pictured with on his webpage, the parasite he can be contacted here.

WOLF WHISTLING!

By ATWadmin On April 24th, 2007 at 5:31 pm

At the end of a long day, if you need a good laugh, it’s always worthwhile reading the left wing press.

And here in the UK, the Guardian is always a wise choice for humorous entertainment. Then, when you add in lefty writer Naomi Wolf, you have a recipe for laughs all round. Naomi lives up to form and produces an article  called "Fascist America, in 10 Easy Steps."

Yip, Naomi reckons the USA is turning into a fascist tyranny under Bushitler! She reveals that….cough splutter…mighty Spain has adopted the right approach in dealing with Islamic terrorism, whereas that pesky Bush has only went and used 9/11 to create an artificial war and the basis for a fascist state. Added to this has been the creation of a gulag (Guantanamo Bay- the only gulag in history where the interned put on weight and had to go on Atkins), merciless control of the Media (Yip – CNN, ABC, NYT et al are so pro the  Bush administration!) and all political dissent is crushed. Hello fascist America, warns Naomi.

I think Naomi probably needs to have a lie down in a dark room so that fevered imagination can calm down, don’t you?

A BIT OF A DIRTY FORK…..

By ATWadmin On April 24th, 2007 at 5:21 pm

You know, sometimes in my more reflective moments, I sit back and look at the way some of the threads here develop, how some go careening way off topic, how some generate anger and much heat, and how some bring a bit of humour. And then I remembered this Monty Python sketch which kinda sums up ATW on a red mist day! Hope it gives you a laugh or two…..remember, never kill a customer…or a blogger!!! 

THE GREEN COMMANDMENTS…

By ATWadmin On April 24th, 2007 at 6:29 am

Compare and contrast the value systems of two competing religions!


The Anglican Church published a set of green commandments today aimed at persuading Christians to help save the planet. They are contained in a pocket-sized booklet, entitled How many light bulbs does it take to change a Christian?Among the lifestyle changes suggested in the booklet are: organising a car-sharing scheme for travelling to and from Sunday worship, holidaying locally rather than travelling abroad and using a toaster rather than a grill. Parishioners are also urged to make their local churchyard a ‘green lung’ for the community by setting aside a ‘wild area’. Meanwhile, the Vatican’s second-highest ranking doctrinal official on Monday forcefully branded homosexual marriage an evil and denounced abortion and euthanasia as forms of “terrorism with a human face.


Now I see one Church showing moral leadership which challenges the liberal consensus and the other playing along with the easy set of pop values. Once more we see the Roman Catholic Church making a stand for Biblical values whilst the Anglican Church advocates the use of toasters.

HERE COMES THE NICE…

By ATWadmin On April 24th, 2007 at 6:16 am

I see that Conservative Leader David Cameron has urged people to be nice to each other. Swearing in public or being rude to shop workers should be as "unacceptable as racism", he said yesterday as he began a campaign to create a more civilised society. C’mon, this is patronising and pathetic in equal measures.

Of course we should all behave civilly towards each other, but I would rather people were honest with each other than adopt faux niceness. And furthermore, what business is it of a politician how people behave? Is this culture control Cameron is hinting at? I try not to be rude towards anyone as it does not makes things better. And of course the boorish and yobbish aspects to our culture are to be condemned, but responsibility lies with the family for how people turn out, and I cannot see how the political class will make us "nicer" Firm laws, strong families, and a Christian ethos might help in some way make for a more decent society but of course Britain has none of these any longer. What say you? Am I being too harsh on "Call Me Dave"? or is he merely playing to the media gallery with a vacuous sound bite designed to make the "Nasty Party" appear as the "Nice Party?"

Hippocratic Oath – Modern Version

By ATWadmin On April 24th, 2007 at 3:04 am

According to the BBC:

“About 190,000 abortions take place annually in England and Wales. This is nearly a quarter of all pregnancies.
Most abortions are carried out on "healthy" foetuses for social reasons.”

190,000 babies killed for social reasons??  A quarter of all pregnancies!  That is a mind-boggling number. In the absence of  “social reasons”  these unborn – maybe cooks, or poets, writers or gardners, scientists or caring friends  – would be among us.

What kind of society have we created where we condone the killing of potential for "social reasons?"  Remember the Hippocratic Oath? It specifically states that medical doctors should not  “play God.”

The Hippocratic Oath – Modern Version 

I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant:

I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.

I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures [that] are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism.

I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemist’s drug.

I will not be ashamed to say "I know not," nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient’s recovery.

I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God.

I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person’s family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.

I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.

I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.

If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.

Written in 1964 by Louis Lasagna, Academic Dean of the School of Medicine at Tufts University, and used in many medical schools today.

 

there are worse things in life

By ATWadmin On April 23rd, 2007 at 8:02 pm

A father passing by his son’s bedroom, was astonished to see the bed was nicely made, and everything was picked up. Then, he saw an envelope propped up prominently on the pillow. It was addressed, "Dad". With the worst premonition, he opened the envelope and read the letter.

Dear Dad,

It is with great regret and sorrow that I’m writing you I had to elope with my new girlfriend, because I wanted to avoid a scene  with Mom and you. I’ve been finding real passion with Stacy, and she is so nice, but I knew you would not approve of her, because of all her piercing, tattoos, her tight Motorcycle clothes, and because she is so much older than I am. But it’s not only the passion, Dad. She’s pregnant. Stacy said that we will be very happy. She owns a  trailer in the woods, and has a stack of firewood for the whole winter. We share a dream of having many more children. Stacy has opened my eyes to the fact that marijuana doesn’t, really hurt anyone. We’ll be growing it for ourselves, and trading it with the other people in the commune,  for all the cocaine and ecstasy we want. In the meantime, we’ll pray that science will find a cure for AIDS, so Stacy can get better. She sure deserves it!! Don’t worry Dad, I’m 15, and I know how to take care of myself. Someday, I’m sure we’ll be back to visit, so you can get to know your many grandchildren.

Love, your son, John.

P.S. Dad, none of the above is true. I’m over at Tommy’s house. I just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than the school report that’s on my desk.