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.