Saturday, March 29, 2014

Turning Lights On - Celebrating Human Achievement

As always on the last Saturday of March - a few videos by Ezra Levant, explaining why so called "earth hour" is not just stupid - it's evil:
As for all the eco-freaks that choose to turn off the lights for the sake of "mother gaia", as well as all those who blindly follow the trend just because friends and neighbors tell them to, hopefully they don't forget to turn off their thermostats.

Friday, February 14, 2014

A Catholic Response To "23 Things To Do..."

Here's a brilliant response to the ill-famous essay known as "23 things to do instead of getting engaged". While the author of the latter believes that there may be things that are "more fun" than family and marriage (and showers the audience with ideas to mess their lives), Joy Kubik presents a Catholic alternative to those perverted advices:
1. Get a passport. Married people aren’t exempted from getting passports. My sister-in-law, engaged before she was 23, took a road trip across the US and then went to Europe the following summer with her husband.

2. Find your thing. I haven’t lost anything I didn’t intend to lose. I have a collection of paintings, embroidery, stories, and pictures of cakes that I’ve made AFTER I was married.

3. Make out with a stranger. After marriage, the only person in the world you will want to kiss is your spouse. Can kissing my husband be my new “thing”?
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7. Get a tattoo, it’s more permanent than marriage. Make a vow to God, it’s more permanent than a tattoo.

8. Explore a new religion. Visit the Holy Land. Far too many of us operate on bad interpretations of the Catholic Church’s teachings and are sorely misguided. The major news outlets make a huge profit on these errors, so they’re invested in spinning the truth.

9. Start a small business. I’m one of many self-employed young mothers, and I have been for the last five years. The flexibility is great for family life.
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11. Date two people at once. I’ve never been so bored that I felt the need to create drama, like dating two people at once. We don’t even own cable; there’s never a dull moment in a household of small children.
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15. Disappoint your parents. As a parent now, I can reassure you, you’ve already accomplished this by age 5.
Well said, Joy. Happy Valentines Day everyone!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

From A Child To A King: Stop Euthanasia

Right to life - it's so simple that even kids get it. For grown-ups, however, politics trumps common sense. That's why Qu├ębec's euthanasia Bill 52 is going to a final vote this week.

Friday, January 31, 2014

"The woman they took away had a sheet over her face"

Pro-aborts often substitute the word "abortion" with "health", claiming that what they stand for is not mere abortion, but "reproductive health" or even "women's health". Here's what these euphemisms really mean:
The reason I am writing you today is, that for the second time in a few months, I witnessed an ambulance and a paramedic car come with the emergency lights on to attend to someone from the abortuary. The first time I saw this months ago, I had a camera that had a video camera on it, and when I took it out to take a video of the emergency vehicles I was subjected to a barrage of cursing and abusive yelling by the people who work there as well as the security guard. The woman they took away had a sheet over her face and I do not know if that was to cover her identity or because it was cold or if she had died.
Considering that abortion facilities are typically not bound by the uniform health standards (and fiercely resist any attempt to apply these standards to them when such attempts are even made,) these scenes are nothing extraordinary.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

"It's A Wonderful Life" - Capitalism Edition

Check out this video by Emily Hulsey:
How many anti-capitalism activists have ever wondered what life would be without capitalism? How many of them have ever bothered to ask an immigrant from a post-Soviet country what their life was like?

In the Soviet Union, a reel-to-reel tape recorder (like the one in the video) cost around 300 roubles (about 1.5 average monthly wages). Compare that to the price of a typical cassette player in the US. For those who are too young to remember, I can tell you that in mid-80s a portable cassette player (not a pocket-size "Walkman", but smaller than today's netbook) cost $32. How many monthly wages was that? (Sarcasm.)
Of course, I’m not sure scaring people with terrifying imagery is the best way to win an argument, but this does have a good point at its heart: We have freedom and capitalism to thank for many of the things we enjoy today.
What Emily said.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Thinking About Charity This Christmas?

Here is an opportunity to help. Consider donating - not to some faceless NGO or a third world dictatorship, but to real people, here in Canada, that are in need for help, because provincial healthcare doesn't cover their medical treatment:
TORONTO -- After almost three weeks, 11 physiotherapy sessions and $8,000 spent, little Luc LeBlanc is now able to sit up and look his mother in the eye.
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There at the private clinic, Luc is receiving what is considered an alternative form of treatment: intense and specialized physiotherapy that involves toning muscle to help him sit up, stand and move his limbs on his own -- treatment Monaghan says Nova Scotia won't cover because it is unproven and outside a regulated medical environment.

Monaghan, a single mom of three currently on social assistance, said she needed to find a way to raise money to have her son treated at the clinic after running into dead ends in Nova Scotia. She created a Luc LeBlanc Facebook page and went to the local media with her son's story.
And here's the story of Madi Vanstone, who needs our help to survive, because the province won't pay for the life-saving medicament:
...Madi, 12, suffers from a rare form of cystic fibrosis. She desperately needs a life-saving drug, Kalydeco, to keep her breathing.

The drug costs $348,000 a year — and it’s not covered by OHIP.

Her dad Glen has benefits at work that pay for 50% of her drug bill. The drug manufacturer picks up 30% — but that leaves the family paying $5,770 a month to keep Madi alive.

With the drug, the prognosis for Madi is good. Within 30 days, diagnostic tests for CF were negative. Her lung function increased from 78% of expected value to 111% of expected value.

Without the drug, she’ll need a lung transplant in her mid-teens. That will only give her another five years.
The government is not willing to help. The very same governments that generously extend public healthcare to special interest groups, suddenly adopt Scrooge's "they better die and decrease the surplus population" approach when it comes to ordinary Canadians. So it's up to us to help.

To donate to Madi, go to www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/madi-s-miracle-meds/61506.

Donations to help Luc can be made directly to the Revivo clinic or by contacting Monaghan through her Facebook page FightingmonsterswithloveandPrayersBabyLuc.

Consider chipping in (even if it's something symbolic like $5 or $10). And have a merry Christmas :)


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

So Much For "My Body My Choice"

Here's how the "progressive" "pro-choice" crowd acts when the issue at stake is other than placing restrictions on abortions:
After five weeks the ward, she said she was forcibly sedated. When she woke up, she was told her child had been delivered by caesarian section.

She said nobody told her this was going to happen.

Now the woman, whom Fleming said is back on meds and has made a full recovery, wants her child back.

But a judge ruled the now 15-month-old girl should be put up for adoption in case the mother suffers a relapse.
So much for "my body, my choice" when a woman chooses to carry her pregnancy to term, to be a loving mother for her baby...

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Whose Body Is It Again?

Here's a picture (that's worth a thousand words) and a few more words for the pro-aborts who just refuse to accept the obvious: Need I say more?

And here's a nice picture from Russia that makes it plain and simple: abortion kills a baby.
It's a billboard from one of Russia's cities. I'd love to see a billboard like that here in Canada.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Remember. They Gave All For Our Freedom

Image h/t Blazing Cat Fur
As a society, we're at risk of forgetting our history. In 1945 there were over a million Canadian Second World War veterans. Today there are only around 90,000.

We must keep their stories alive and those of all veterans. We must remember the men and women who gave their lives for our freedoms.

Nov. 11 doesn't do all of this. But it does give us pause, if only for a moment, to remember that this matters.
Remember those who gave all for our freedom. Let's remember them, not just this remembrance day, but year round.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

We Will Remember

Let's pause and remember the innocent victims.
More Than a Memorial Day:
September 11 is more than a memorial day for the thousands who perished, including a friend of this writer, a passenger on American Airlines flight 77, the Pentagon plane. Potential victims might also observe what has not happened on September 11 in the following 12 years.