Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Killing in the Name Of…

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Apparently during Katrina, some of the staff of LifeCare Hospitals on the seventh floor of the Memorial Medical Center allegedly commited euthanasia on patients in order to evacuate the hospital. From what it looks like, there was a rule for staff regarding evacuating during emergencies whereby they must have no more patients before they could evacuate. Apparently some of the staff took it upon themselves to solve the problem by killing their patients using overdoses of morphine. Of course, the article indicates it will be very difficult to prove. There’s one thing for certain, if this is true, then they definitely didn’t live up to their name…

Privatization at the United Nations

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

Apparently the UN is thinking of privatizing part of its general assembly. The US has put some pressure on the UN to clean up its act and to make the General Assembly more efficient or it will withhold 50% of its annual dues (which come to a whopping total of 22% of the UNs annual dues, at least 16% more than its closest contributor).

Privatize? Why don’t we just disolve the UN and instead use the money to help Katrina victims? Or better yet, let’s disolve the UN and move the money to someplace useful, like beefing up some of the proposed budget cuts for this year?

After all, do we really want to keep an organization around that was the purported brainchild of a KGB agent? I think not. Let’s get rid of it once and for all.

Abortion Ban Passes House in South Dakota

Saturday, February 11th, 2006

An interesting story showed up on Drudge Report for only a few hours last night. I was fortunate enough to not have a life to see the headline and read the article.

The jist of it is that the South Dakota House has approved a bill to ban abortion in all cases, with an exception if the mother is dying. According to the story, this ‘loophole’ prevents Doctors from being prosecuted in these instances.

According to my roommate, this is how it was across the nation prior to Roe vs. Wade. So, this is probably a good sign. Of course, the bill still needs to go to the state Senate, so we shall see if it passes. Makes me think I should move to South Dakota because its so very progressive….

Hopefully this will be just the first of many to pass anti-abortion laws that look to the protection of the mother and the child, rather than just the mother’s rights to have an abortion. I think now would be a great time to pray for the people who are looking at these bills.

Diamond’s are a Girl’s Best Friend

Monday, November 21st, 2005

Walmart has apparently started selling $10,000 yellow 1.75ct diamonds on its website….

And, sure enough, right there along with the $520 Keepsake Majestic 7/8-carat diamond ring (”was $600″); the $229 Keepsake Tapestry -carat diamond, 14-karat yellow-gold ring; and the $13.12 sterling silver cubic zirconia ring (”was $17.97″) you can find the 1-carat, fancy-yellow-grade diamond, 18-karat white gold ring (”IGI Certified”) for $9,988. Wal-Mart will not say how many of those beauties it has sold.

Huh…wonder if yellow is coming back. The irony is, the yellow is really an imperfection in the diamond itself…I personally wouldn’t want to look at a diamond and think someone had pee’d on it…. I prefer clean, clear white diamonds myself.

The point is, who would buy anything this expen$ive from Walmart, of all places?! Did that smiley face go through the jewelry store and mark down the 1.75ct fancy-yellow diamonds?! At least its not as nice as it could be…for this price (from Walmart), I’d expect at least an SI1…

Total Carat Weight: 1-3/4 Carat T.W.*
Center Stone : 1 Radiant cut yellow diamond at 1-1/2 carats
Color : H-I(for white diamonds)
Clarity : Natural Yellow diamond SI2, white diamond I1…