|In the Garden with the Guru|
Adventures with Marshall McLuhan
AN ESSAYby Bob Rodgers
A six-foot-high hedge separated me from the garden next door but not from its voices. It was my first Sunday morning in the house I sublet on Wells Hill Avenue by Casa Loma in Toronto. I couldn’t make out what was being said but one of the voices sounded familiar. I moved closer and parted the hedge just enough for a covert glimpse of my new neighbours. A middle-aged man was lying on his back in a hammock with a book held up vertically above his head as he read aloud. Next to him a young man sat in a deck chair with a book on his lap. The young man said: “Vico’s cycles.” The older man said: “Vicious Circles.” “Viscous cyclones,“ said the young man. I was awestruck. My God, I thought, I must be the only person in the world at this moment listening to what looks like a tag team reading Finnegans Wake. Later I learned I had been witness to a regular occurrence. Eric McLuhan and his father, Marshall, were reading at each other. .......
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The abstract, unreal freedom of the liberal intellect was really nothing more than childish disobedience, amplified into anarchy."
- Roger Scruton
Should transit employees (or their unions?) decide which issues the ads should support? Public transit should not be censoring to the extent of trying to prevent a public discussion.
These posters are in no way offensive, unless someone (?) considers QUESTIONING the free -for-all abortion non-policy in Canada an offense in itself. THEY DO. They absolutely want to stick to their 'mantra' that there is no ongoing debate. All Canadians agree that any pre-born child is fair game for poisoning or dismemberment. NOT. Its a lie. A lie that the transit service in Fredricton, and Hamilton apparantly wish to support.
|Today is the Conversion of St.Paul.|
“Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, [love] is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7).
The following is a list of writers/authors/columnists who have expressed support for legal abortion and/or Planned Parent-hood's agenda (in whole or in part). Individuals are listed in alpha-betical order by first name. MOST RECENT UPDATE: July 3, 2007 (Previous Update: September 17, 2005)
For updated lists of supporters of the Culture of Death, or to help FIGHT BACK , check out Life Decisions International at:http://www.fightpp.org/
Portuguese Medical Association Defies Government Order to Accept Abortion
By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
PORTUGAL, January 21, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com)-
The Portuguese Medical Association, defying threats by the socialist government's health minister to begin criminal proceedings against it, has re-elected its president, Pedro Nunes, who has defied the government's order to change the Association's ethical code to allow abortion.
In his victory speech, Nunes promised to maintain the independence of the Medical Association from the government, signaling his resolve to preserve the association's ethical code.
The Association does not "have to do the work of the government nor the work of the opposition," said Nunes, and added that his organization should not fear to criticize what it believes to be worthy of criticism. "Doctors are on the side of the Portuguese," he said.
The Portuguese code of ethics states that "doctors must maintain respect for human life from its beginning", and "the practice of abortion or euthanasia constitutes a grave ethical failure".
Following the government's decision to decriminalize all first-trimester abortions in 2007, socialist health minister Antonio Correia de Campos ordered the Medical Association to eliminate the prohibition against abortion from its ethical code in October. He was supported by the Portuguese Attorney General, who had issued a legal opinion condemning the passages.
However, Nunes refused, insisting that it was an internal matter, and that the government had no authority to intervene in the affairs of the Association. Although Correia claimed he was filing a criminal complaint in November, no action has yet been taken against the group.
The group's presidential election was seen as a referendum on the abortion issue, because Nunes was the only candidate who promised from the beginning to maintain the ethical code. His main rival, Miguel Leão, wanted to change to code to comply with the government's demands.
The issue of the ethical code made the recent elections the most intense and bitter in memory. Although Nunes' pro-abortion rival garnered the most votes in the first round, the January 17th runoff between Leão and Nunes resulted in Leão's resounding defeat, 56 to 44 percent.
Nunes' current term will last until 2010.
There are a few DOCTORS still in Canada, but the Cdn Medical Assoc. does its best to discourage them, including sorting them out before med school. Sigh.
Throughout my career, I’ve been a consistent and strong supporter of reproductive justice, and have consistently had a 100% pro-choice rating with Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America.
When South Dakota passed a law banning all abortions in a direct effort to have Roe overruled, I was the only candidate for President to raise money to help the citizens of South Dakota repeal that law. When anti-choice protesters blocked the opening of an Illinois Planned Parenthood clinic in a community where affordable health care is in short supply, I was the only candidate for President who spoke out against it. And I will continue to defend this right by passing the Freedom of Choice Act as president. . . ."
HRC - how is it that Richard Warman's 'pretending' incites less hate than real posts discussing real things?
HRC - perpetuating a need for themselves - Canadian tax dollars at work for ...whom?