Warning about Charities

I knew something was wrong with the "published" list of charities....

Did you know that Operation Blessing is Pat Robertson's charity... who wouda thunk it... radical clerics filling their thoughs out of the misery of others...

Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement

Everyone should be aware that there are International Laws regarding "Internally Displaced People". I think it is important now that there are talks about "shipping" the NOLA Superdome dwellers to the Texas Astrodome.


New Orleans refugees headed to Astrodome

8:40 a.m. HOUSTON - At least 25,000 of Hurricane Katrina's refugees, a majority of them at the New Orleans Superdome, will travel in a bus convoy to Houston starting today.
They will be sheltered at the 40-year-old Astrodome, which hasn't been used for professional sporting events in years.

Rusty Cornelius, administrative coordinator for the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, said the refugees would be bused to Houston.

He said specifics of the transport and housing for the refugees were still being worked out with the Red Cross and state government officials.

Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco has said she wanted the Superdome _ which had become a shelter of last resort for about 20,000 people _ evacuated within two days.

The situation inside the dank and sweltering Superdome was becoming desperate: The water was rising, the air conditioning was out, toilets were broken, and tempers were flaring.


INTRODUCTION: SCOPE AND PURPOSE


  1. These Guiding Principlesaddress the specific needs of internally displaced persons worldwide. They identify rights and guarantees relevant to the protection of persons from forced displacement and to their protection and assistance during displacement as well as during return or resettlement and reintegration.

  2. For the purposes of these Principles, internally displaced persons are persons or groups of persons who have been forced or obliged to flee or to leave their homes or places of habitual residence, in particular as a result of or in order to avoid the effects of armed conflict, situations of generalized violence, violations of human rights or natural or human-made disasters, and who have not crossed an internationally recognized State border.

  3. These Principles reflect and are consistent with international human rights law and international humanitarian law. They provide guidance to:

(a) The Representative of the Secretary-General on internally displaced persons in carrying out his mandate;

(b) States when faced with the phenomenon of internal displacement;

(c) All other authorities, groups and persons in their relations with internally displaced persons; and

(d) Intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations when addressing internal displacement.

4. These Guiding Principles should be disseminated and applied as widely as possible.

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Are we all going to drown?

There is that old story about the man in the flood, which I find very appropos at this moment.

A flood is expected and people are told to go to higher ground. But one man decides that his faith in God will save him so he stays at home. So when his neighbors pack up and leave that beg him to come along...he responds "I believe in God and my God will save me"

A few hours later the water has risen to the porch level and small boat comes along and the rescuers beg the man to come into the boat to save himslef...he replies "I believe in God and my God will save me"

Late into the evening the water is so high that the man finds refuge on the roof. A helicopter comes by the rescuers throw the man a lifeline and beg him to save himeself...the man replies.."I believe in God and my God will save me"

The man drowns.

In heaven he meets God and asks "Dear lord I believed in you all of my life, why didn't you save me?"

God replied "I tried three times"...

How many more chances do the Democrats in Washington need to finally pull their head out of the stand and save this country from itself.

What the hell are Dems waiting for...and Act of God... we have the floods ...will it take locusts to get them to act.

Roberts CAN NOT GO ON THE BENCH

The only thing between fundamentally shifting the country to a state of radical fanaticism are the Democrats.

They have MORE THAN ENOUGH reasons and facts and people behind them to back them up. There is:

  • Record unemployment
  • Increase poverty
  • Worse polling ever for this administration
  • One disaster after the other...

GOD HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES

Lord help us...

Faith-based genocide

Uganda's pioneering Aids programme, which showed the world that the epidemic could be turned around in Africa, appears to be in crisis as the government stands accused of obstructing the distribution of millions of condoms while preaching that no sex is the best prevention policy for single people.

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Tim Ryan needs to apologize to the pregnant 11yr olds


Fact:

Tim Ryan owes the pregnant 11 year olds and their parents a sincere apology for is reckless and irresponsible voting record and his promotion of anti-abortion legislation in the midst of such a fundamentalist enviroment

What's the Matter with Tim Ryan's Backyard

There are 490 female students at Timken High School, and 65 are pregnant

School officials are not sure what has contributed to so many pregnancies, but in response to them, the school is launching a three-prong educational program to address pregnancy, prevention and parenting.

The newspaper also reported that students will face mounting tensions created by unplanned child-rearing responsibilities, causing students to quit school and plan for a GED. This will make it difficult for the Canton City School District to shake its academic watch designation by the state.

According to the Canton Health Department, statistics through July show that 104 of the 586 babies born to Canton residents in Aultman Hospital and Mercy Medical Center had mothers between 11 and 19.

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Chavez and Castro offer to help Americans

"We want to sell gasoline and heating fuel directly to poor communities in the United States," the populist leader told reporters at the end of a visit to Communist-run Cuba.

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Chavez said Venezuela could supply gasoline to Americans at half the price they now pay if intermediaries who "speculated ... and exploited consumers" were cut out.

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Chavez, in Cuba to attend the graduation of Cuban-trained doctors from 28 countries, was seen off at the airport by Cuban President Fidel Castro. Washington has accused the two leaders of being a destabilizing influence in South America.

Chavez and Castro offered to give poor Americans free health care and train doctors free of charge.

"And I fart in your general direction"

Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs)

Anti-choice lawmakers have introduced legislation (H.R.195/S.340 in the 108th Congress)
authorizing federal funds for the purchase of ultrasound equipment for "non-profit tax exempt
organizations." The bill is misleading and deceptive on several levels.

Only "crisis pregnancy centers" (CPCs) would be eligible for funding.
The legislation provides funding for "community based pregnancy help medical clinics." These are so‐called "crisis pregnancy centers" (CPCs). While some centers provide an honest setting for pregnant women, many do not: they entice women to the center under the pretense of providing the full range of reproductive options, including abortion. Instead, the volunteers at these deceptive centers use anti-abortion propaganda, misinformation and intimidation to dissuade women from exercising their right to choose.

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Harry Reid is a Poo Head

Oh dear... widdle Hawwy doesn't like dissent.

Roberts Battle Adds to Democrats' Divide

The public tug of war among Democrats this week over the Supreme Court nomination of Judge John G. Roberts Jr. underscores the conflicting pressures facing Democratic leaders as they try to satisfy a growing cadre of activists anxious to battle President Bush while avoiding the appearance of being captives of their most vocal constituencies.

The debate over what to do about Roberts is the latest in a series of disagreements over the past three years pitting the party's Washington-based leaders against traditional liberal advocacy groups or the newer world of grass-roots activists stitched together through e-mail and Web logs...

There are also abiding tensions over what political strategy might be most effective in carrying the party back to power. Some elected officials, according to critics, have been slow to appreciate how the power balance in the Democratic coalition has shifted -- away from established interests and toward citizen activists who tend toward a more aggressive brand of politics.

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HARRY REID is weak

Democrats throw in the towel on Roberts before the first question is even asked

Democrats have decided that unless there is an unexpected development in the weeks ahead, they will not launch a major fight to block the Supreme Court nomination of John G. Roberts Jr., according to legislators, Senate aides and party strategists.

In a series of interviews in recent days, more than a dozen Democratic senators and aides who are intimately involved in deliberations about strategy said that they see no evidence that most Democratic senators are prepared to expend political capital in what is widely seen as a futile effort to derail the nomination.

Although they expect to subject President Bush's nominee to tough questioning at confirmation hearings next month, members of the minority party said they do not plan to marshal any concerted campaign against Roberts because they have concluded that he is likely to get at least 70 votes -- enough to overrule parliamentary tactics such as a filibuster that could block the nominee.

"No one's planning all-out warfare," said a Senate Democratic aide closely involved in caucus strategy on Roberts. For now, the aide said, Democratic strategy is to make it clear Roberts is subject to fair scrutiny while avoiding a pointless conflagration that could backfire on the party. "We're going to come out of this looking dignified and will show we took the constitutional process seriously," the aide said.

"This was a smart political choice from the White House," said one prominent Democratic lawmaker, who like several others interviewed for this article requested anonymity because they were departing from the Democrats' public position. "I don't think people see a close vote here."

Oh yeah... the democrats look really DIGINIFIED ....

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