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… Mad Vlad is Having a Fit [#US][#Allied missile defense]..

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 21st,2016

.. temper , temper , Vladimir . You should know better ..

.. the missile defense sites being built in Central Europe are fairly small in size . They are oF no strategic threat to Russia . None ..

.. They are aimed at any possible missile programs and / or missiles that might come out of the Middle East . They are not there to deal with Russia , not in the least ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. you would need something far larger , more comprehensive , and much more sophisticated to deal with the potential threat from Russia’ s ICBMs

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… The Eastern Part of Ukraine is Getting Dicey

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,April 15th,2014

.. and because of it , Europe may be at war for the first time since World War II …

.. Mad Vlad [Putin] is not kidding around . At the rate he is wanting to go , he wants to roughly reassemble the old Soviet Union , just not on the old Soviet model . Anyone with a brain knows that Communism does not work …. Been there , done that …

.. Ukraine is not a member of N.A.T.O. , but the countries that border it (including the Baltic nations) are . That creates a real headache . Especially for Poland . The Poles understand being under the Russian boot better than anyone . They have been there before . More than once …

.. Appreciate the irony , this time . The Germans , of all people , drawing a line , and guaranteeing a free Poland ‘ s security , and making France and Britain and the rest of Europe to come along . Germany , after all that  they have done to Poland , stepping up this time to draw a line . Angela Merkel has , to be honest , more ” balls ” than either Hollande [France] or Cameron [Britain] , and especially POTUS [U.S.] . She knows what may be at stake . Germany also has economically the most to lose …

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… Obama is In FantasyLand …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,April 2nd,2014

.. as described by Dr. Charles Krauthammer …

.. Dr. Charles was on the O Reilly Factor the other day on his regular weekly segment . He wasted no time in tearing POTUS another brand new backside …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]..
.. [link] to the show footage …

.. the allies are scared , the Russians are laughing at him , and the Middle East is about to explode into war …. No , a real big war , between Israel and Iran …

.. Israel knows that it has to hit Iran . It also knows that the U.S. under Barack Obama will not hit them . So the Israelis (along with the Saudis , among others — how is that for a tacit alliance) will hit Iran with everything that they have got … and , as a result , drag the U.S. into it … we still have bases in Kuwait , and will defend them . I wonder if the Iranians are that dumb to target those bases , knowing what the result will be …

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… Further Pro – Life News (from the E.U.) …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,October 12th,2013

EU set to suppress doctors’ conscience rights and proclaim abortion a ‘human right’

Hilary White

BRUSSELS, October 10, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A coalition of socialists at the European Union have moved to suppress conscientious objection rights of doctors and healthcare workers throughout the EU.

The European Parliament is set to vote this month on the Draft Report on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, adopted by the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality on September 18.

The report, promoted by the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, argues for legalizing abortion throughout all 27 EU member states, calling it a “human right.”

Citing the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 1979 United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the EU report declares that “sexual and reproductive rights” and the “comprehensive sexual education” are “human rights,” and complains of a “disparity in the standard of sexual and reproductive health between and within Member States.”

“Member States should regulate and monitor the use of conscientious objection so as to ensure that reproductive health care is guaranteed as an individual’s right,” the report states.

It complains that, although“legal, abortion is often prevented or delayed by obstacles…such as the widespread use of conscientious objection.”

Section G of the report says, “Access to safe abortion…remains widely unavailable, though legal, through the abuse of conscientious objection or overly restrictive interpretations of existing limits.”

Zita Gurmai, MEP for the Hungarian Socialist Party

It adds, “These barriers clearly contradict human rights standards.”

This claim, however, was flatly denied by the pro-life group European Dignity Watch, that said that nowhere in international law is abortion named as a “human right.”

But the committee, the group said, “is ready to sacrifice internationally recognized rights, such as the right to conscientious objection.”

Indeed, the claim of abortion as a human right contradicts the findings in August this year by the Council of Europe that there is “no consensus” across Europe on legalizing abortion. Forty-seven European ministers were unable to answer two direct questions about abortion: Should the Council promote abortion? Is abortion a human right under the European Convention on Human Rights?

With a possible reference to the explosive growth of pro-life organizations and hugely popular Marches for Life across Europe in recent years, the document also noted the increase of “opposition to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) has increased in Europe and worldwide.”

Recently, a European-wide citizen’s initiative, the “One of us” petition project, gathered more than 1 million signatures asking the EU to end funding for the destruction of human embryos.

Zita Gurmai, an MEP for the Hungarian Socialist Party, praised the report’s “clear stance in favor of legalizing abortion in all member states” and called the demand for abortion to be made “legal, safe, and accessible to all” an “encouraging position.”

“We Socialists have always believed that women, everywhere in Europe, should have the same opportunity and access to fully carry out their choice — a choice, which should not be determined by geographical location or by social status,” Gurmai said.

Patrick Buckley, the international affairs officer for the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, said that the European Union has no legal jurisdiction to instruct member states to legalize abortion.

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He said the draft report also “seeks to sexualize children through the introduction of so called comprehensive sexuality education.”

The report calls on member states “to ensure compulsory, age-appropriate, and gender-sensitive sexuality and relationship education for all children and adolescents (both in and out of school).” Such education “must include the fight against stereotypes and prejudices, shed light on gender and sexual orientation discrimination, and structural barriers to substantive equality.”

Sophia Kuby, spokesman for European Dignity Watch, commented, “One can only speculate on the exact method of implementation of these noble-sounding but eminently dangerous aims.”

Kuby added that this is not the first all-out attempt by a European international body to suppress conscience rights. She cited the case of the notorious 2010 “McCafferty Report” by the British politician and pro-abortion activist Christine McCafferty, “when a radical attempt to limit freedom of conscience” was introduced and later soundly defeated.

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, (PACE), a body legally distinct from the European Union, instead adopted Resolution 1763, which asked member states to “guarantee the right to conscientious objection in relation to participation in the medical procedure in question.” The Assembly also stated that “in the vast majority of Council of Europe member states, the practice of conscientious objection is adequately regulated”.

Italian government statistics recently showed that the number of doctors and other health care practitioners who refuse to participate in abortion is steadily increasing. This includes more than 80 percent of all gynecologists – up to 91 percent in some areas – as well as more than half of anesthesiologists and nurses.

In 2007, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists complained that “unprecedented numbers,” of doctors are opting out of abortion, 80 percent of which are paid for in Britain by the National Health Service.

The report itself repeats these statistics, noting also that doctors are increasingly refusing to participate in Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia, “where nearly 70 per cent of all gynecologists and 40 per cent of all anesthesiologists conscientiously object to providing abortion services.”

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… Europe can be Worse …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,October 12th,2013

.. those idiots want to make Murder – on – demand (i.e. , abortion) a protected fundamental right .

.. How sick , insane , and disgusting is that ! …

… from CNSnews . com …

EU May Declare Abortion a ‘Human Right’

Patrick Goodenough

Protesters opposed to abortion hold placards outside the Marie Stopes clinic in Belfast, Northern Ireland in this October 2012 file photo. Marie Stopes is a recipient of E.U. funding. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

(CNSNews.com) – European lawmakers this month will vote on a measure that promotes abortion as a fundamental human right, while taking aim at the conscientious objection rights of pro-life doctors and health workers.

Critics see the move as an attempt to dictate abortion policy to individual European Union governments, despite an acknowledgement by leading E.U. institutions that there is no consensus on the matter across the 28 member-states.

The controversial draft report, which is being promoted by socialist members of the European Parliament (MEPs), was passed last month by the legislature’s committee on women’s rights and gender equality.

According to supporting documents, 20 E.U. member-states legally permit abortion on demand, while six others have limitations which are either interpreted broadly (Britain, Finland, Cyprus) or restrictively (Ireland, Poland, Luxembourg). Malta prohibits all abortions. (The 28th and newest member, Croatia, had not joined the E.U. when the legislation was being drafted.)

Even in countries where abortion is legal, the report states, it is often made unavailable “through the abuse of conscientious objection or overly restrictive interpretations of existing limits.” Other obstacles include “medically unnecessary waiting periods or biased counseling.”

(Some E.U. countries have compulsory waiting period of up to seven days and pre-abortion counseling, either for all women or in some cases for adolescents only.)

The measure would therefore require member states to “regulate and monitor the use of conscientious objection so as to ensure that reproductive health care is guaranteed as an individual’s right, while access to lawful services is ensured and appropriate and affordable referrals systems are in place.”

An explanatory note complains that objectors deny women information about and access to “lawful interruption of pregnancy.”

“There are cases reported from Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Ireland and Italy where nearly 70 percent of all gynecologists and 40 percent of all anesthesiologists conscientiously object to providing abortion services,” it says. “These barriers clearly contradict human rights standards and international medical standards.”

Aside from the anti-conscientious objection language, arguably the most explosive part of the draft report is a clause that says “as a human rights concern, abortion should be made legal, safe and accessible to all.”

Pro-life European lawmaker Anna Zaborska of Slovakia led the opposition in committee against a draft report that seeks to promote abortion as a human right and calls for concscientious objectors to be monitored and regulated. (Photo: Zaborska website)

In a minority opinion committee member Anna Zaborska, a pro-life Slovak MEP, said the report could not be used to establish a “right to abortion.”

“No international legally binding treaty nor the ECHR [European Convention on Human Rights] nor customary international law can accurately be cited as establishing or recognizing such right,” she said.

“All E.U. institutions, bodies and agencies must remain neutral on the issue of abortion.”

Zaborska, who represents the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) and is a former chairwoman of the committee, also objected strongly to the language about conscientious objection.

“No person, hospital or institution shall be coerced, held liable or discriminated against in any manner because of a refusal to perform, accommodate, assist or submit to practices which could cause the death of a human embryo,” she said.

European Dignity Watch, a pro-life non-governmental organization based in Brussels, slammed the attempt to establish “a so-called ‘right to abortion.’”

“The majority who voted in favor of the report in committee bluntly ignores that such a right exists nowhere in international law and is ready to sacrifice internationally-recognized rights, such as the right to conscientious objection,” it said in a statement.

“Their ideological zeal to trample on other rights and impose the ‘right to abortion’ on the rest of Europe embodies precisely the arrogant and patronizing attitude that threatens the freedom of conscience — and that we should all vociferously reject.”

Another part of the report says member-states should ensure compulsory sex education for all children, both in and out of school, which “must include the fight against stereotypes and prejudices, shed light on gender and sexual orientation discrimination, and structural barriers to substantive equality.”

“One can only speculate on the exact method of implementation of these noble-sounding but eminently dangerous aims,” said European Dignity Watch, “but there is a clear political will that some of these radical ideas would be transmitted to pupils through the educational system.”

The report also calls on on the E.U. to finance abortion in developing countries as part of the E.U. development aid program, which it says should have “a strong and explicit focus, and concrete targets on SRHR [sexual and reproductive health and rights].”

It argues that “investments in reproductive health and family planning are among the most cost-effective, in terms of development, and the most effective ways to promote the sustainable development of a country.”

Push back

The report heads for a vote by the full European Parliament later this month at a time when citizens are pushing back against abortion funding.

Under the Lisbon Treaty, an effort to reform and strengthen the E.U., a new tool called the European citizens’ initiative (ECI) was introduced with the aim of improving participatory democracy.

November 1 this year is the deadline for the first registered ECIs to pass a target of one million signatures, including a proscribed minimum number of signatures required from at least seven member-states. Currently only two are on track, and one of them is a pro-life initiative that seeks to end E.U. funding for abortion and all research practices involving the destruction of human embryos.

With three weeks to go to the deadline, the initiative known as “One of us” has attracted more than 1.2 million signatures. It has received the backing of the Pope, and the largest numbers of signatures so far have come from Italy, Poland, Germany, Romania and France.

Under the ECI rules, the E.U.’s executive commission will have three months to respond to an initiative that meets the requirements.

A European Dignity Watch study last year found that two of the world’s largest abortion providers, Marie Stopes and International and International Planned Parenthood Federation, are recipients of E.U. development funding.

Banning E.U. funding for abortion would be a similar move to the Mexico City Policy, a Reagan-era measure that prohibits U.S. aid to organizations that promote or perform abortions around the world.

The politically-sensitive policy, which opponents call the “global gag rule,” was rescinded by President Clinton in 1993, revived by President Bush in 2001, and reversed again by President Obama in 2009.
.. – See more at: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/eu-may-declare-abortion-human-right#sthash.uBAW6Dlw.dpuf

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… Congratulations to a Future Saint …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,September 4th,2013

.. that is his late holiness , John Paul II .

… from NewsMax …

John Paul’s Canonization Date Set

Edward  Pentin

Pope John Paul II will be canonized on April 27 next year, a top Vatican  source has told Newsmax exclusively.
Although the Vatican has not officially confirmed the date, Pope Francis  has already let it be known in a private conversation that

... a future saint !! ...

… a future saint !! …

the Sunday after  Easter is the date he wants for the ceremony.

When asked by an official close to the Pope’s inner circle whether a date had been set, Francis responded with a laugh and replied: “I can tell you now if you like! It will be April 27.”
The source told Newsmax: “I was surprised by his frankness, but he took a  step back, laughed and then [said] the date. He was surrounded by top officials  who didn’t seem to mind.”
Among those within earshot was Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the  Pontifical Household, who will be partly responsible for organizing the  canonization ceremony.
Pope John XXIII, who was pontiff from 1958 to 1963 and convened the Second  Vatican Council, is also expected to be canonized on the same date.
The Vatican is expected to make an official announcement on Sept. 30 when a  consistory of cardinals will formally approve the canonization date.
During a papal press conference on his return from Rio de Janeiro July 28,  Pope Francis said both Popes will be canonized “together,” but said it was  unlikely the canonizations would take place during the autumn or winter as many  Poles will be traveling to Rome for the ceremony  by bus, and the road conditions could be bad.
After speaking with Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, John Paul II’s former  private secretary and archbishop of Krakow, he said two other possible dates  arose: Christ  the King Sunday, which falls this year on Nov. 24, and Divine Mercy Sunday — the  Sunday after Easter — which will be on April 27, 2014.
Pope Francis Portrait Painting

Pope Francis Portrait Painting (Photo credit: faithmouse)

Pope Francis said he thought there was “too little time” for the  canonizations to take place in November and said he needed to speak with the  person in charge of saints’ causes, Cardinal Angelo Amato. The cardinal said at  the end of August that the date will be officially announced on Sept. 30.

Asked on Tuesday if he could confirm the date, Vatican spokesman Fr.  Federico Lombardi told Newsmax: “The consistory is held precisely in order to  establish and announce the date publicly, so I don’t think it’s correct to say  that the thing is already decided. If it isn’t, we should save ourselves for the  consistory.”
But he added: “We can say that it is very likely, given that the Pope made  an explicit reference to [Divine Mercy Sunday] in the interview on the return  flight from Rio, saying that he realized that in winter, it would be difficult  for pilgrims from Poland and countries of Central and Northern Europe to attend,  and so it was better to postpone until the spring.”
Divine Mercy Sunday is a special day for John Paul, who established the  feast day in 2001. Its origins  date back to Polish nun Faustina Kowalska, who had a devotion to the Divine  Mercy after an encounter with Jesus.
In visions and conversations with Jesus, Kowalska, who lived from  1905-1938, said Jesus asked her specifically for a feast of Divine Mercy to be  established so mankind would take refuge in Jesus.
John Paul II died on the eve of Divine Mercy Sunday in 2005.
The theme of mercy is also central to the pontificate of Pope Francis, who  has frequently said, “This is the time for mercy.” Vatican spokesman Father  Federico Lombardi told Vatican Radio July 30 that Francis has “great  effectiveness in helping people understand the theme of God’s love and mercy,  which reaches out to soothe and heal the wounds of humanity.”
Pope Francis signed a decree July 5 that gave the go-ahead for the  canonizations of both John Paul II and John XXIII. Usually two miracles  attributed to a candidate’s intercession are required to become a saint. A  French nun, who was inexplicably cured of Parkinson’s disease, led to John Paul  II’s beatification on May 1, 2011.
A second miracle, which must occur after a beatification, involved a Costa  Rican woman who was cured of a cerebral aneurysm the very day of John Paul II’s  beatification.
For John XXIII, Pope Francis took the rare step of waiving the requirement  of a second miracle, paving the way for his canonization.
Many are rejoicing at the speed at which John Paul II — whom many chanted ‘santo subito!’ (Saint now!) at his death — is being canonized. They see this as  a further testament to his holiness, but some are uneasy at the haste of the  process.
Often it can take centuries between the death of a person with a reputation  for holiness and their canonization. But for John Paul II’s cause for  canonization, the process was partially expedited after pressure was placed on  Benedict XVI to waive the usual five years between a candidate’s death and the  opening of their cause. Benedict agreed to the waiver in May 2005.
When the late Polish pontiff is elevated to altars on April 27, it will  have been only nine years and 25 days since his death.
… LEC here — It is a honour well deserved . I would bet that April 27th will become Saint John Paul II day . It should be solo  , but will not be , because other saints will share it . Oh , Well . May God in Heaven bless Saint John Paul II !! …

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… Habemus Papam …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 20th,2013

Pope Francis Portrait Painting

Pope Francis Portrait Painting (Photo credit: faithmouse)

Habemus Papam !!!! …

Wonder of wonders . We have a new Pope !!

His religious name is : Francis   [ a first , and a surprise , given the influence in and throughout the  Catholic Church of St Francis of Assisi , who , evidently , our new  holy father took the inspiration for his name from

His nationality : not italian , Argentina

hallelujuia , the first from the Americas !

His given name is : Cardinal Jose Maria Bargoglio

Is he a surprise ? More than likely , yes . Unlike almost any papacy in the last 60 years , this papal conclave has had no clear favourite , at all .

In 1978 , J P II was a compromise choice . the Italian cardinals split , and neither side could make up their mind , or would budge . It created an opening , and Stephan Cardinal Wysynski , the Prelate of Poland , opened the door , not for himself , but for his protege — Karol Wotijwa , the future J P II .

It was a guarantee . No American Pope . not yet , at least . No North American Pope , not as of yet , which rules out Mexico . and no Italian Pope , either .

[most of this was written last week on Thursday . I just plum bob forgot ] [to post it in the excitement over the new pope.                         ]

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