Archive for January, 2007
Posted on January 23rd, 2007 by Paycheck in Site Admin
I have too much on my plate right now. Not sure if this is burn-out because of my rather accelerated pace over the past few years. But I don’t have the energy any more to keep it up…at least not under present circumstances.
So consider this an extended sabbatical. Not sure how long it will last.
Just need to recharge the ol’ batteries and spend more time in prayer.
Too much activity without a corresponding healthy prayer life is not a good thing. In fact, it can be a waste of time.
So I am going to spend more time with my family and in prayer and less time shuffling words on my blog trying to impress people. Check back in March or April. Not sure if I will have come out of my cave by then, but maybe.
p.s. Please keep me in your prayers.
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Posted on January 19th, 2007 by Paycheck in Abortion
Meet George. George Tiller. George is an abortionist. Not just any run-o’- da-(abortion) mill abortionist. Oh No. Not George. George specializes, you see. He specializes in what one may call “late term abortions”. For those of us who are not symantically challenged, the apt and honest phrase is “virtual infanticide”.
That’s why George is appropriately called “Tiller the Killer“. Because that is what Geoge does for a living. He kills unborn children who would otherwise live.
George Tiller. Tiller the Killer.
Anyway, George, not wanting to have his abortion business grow stagnant, even has a website promoting his “practice”. The various pictures on the website make it look like he was a bona fide doctor in the practice of delivering babies. The people in it look so darn happy, it makes you want to puke when you really know what’s going on inside those pastel walls.
This is what he says on his website (my comments in red):
Women’s Health Care Services is a professional organization dedicated to providing expert, confidential, and respectful abortion care. We have a national and international reputation for providing the highest quality abortion services in a safe and caring environment. Kindness, courtesy, justice, love and respect are the cornerstones of our patient-provider relationships. Well, why didn’t you say so in the first place? I always put kindness and courtesy on the top of my list when trying to pick a doctor to mangle a baby. You should ensure that you broadcast these wonderful qualities of your clinic more often, George. I can tell you that most people would be completely unaware and very surprised indeed that such qualities would be present in your fine medical facility. Maybe it’s the bad rap the industry has, but, hey, with some slick marketing, I think your image would sell. For sure.
We have an unparalleled record of safey in late abortion services and we have more experience in late abortion services over 24 weeks than anyone else currently practicing in the Western Hemisphere, Europe and Australia.
So what you are trying to tell us is that you are a specialist even among abortionists? You must be proud. This is what a 24 week fetus looks like:
So tell us, George, do you ever hear a baby crying in her mother’s womb when you apply the tools of your trade in destroying it?
At Women’s Health Care Services, we specialize in “late” abortion care. We are able to perform elective abortions to the time in the pregnancy when the fetus is viable. Viability is not a set point in time. Viability is determined by the attending physician and is based on sonogram results, physical examination and last menstrual period date (if known).
Of course. Viability is whatever you want it to be, George. You and your patient will determine viability all by yourselves. After all, it’s nobody’s decision except a woman and her “doctor”.
This little booklet is required reading apparently. See the pictures George? Do you not, even in times of quiet reflection, even just once, question what you are doing?
K.S.A. 65-6701, known as the “Women’s Right-to-Know Act,” requires that women seeking abortion services in Kansas receive the following booklet. “If You Are Pregnant” at least 24 hours prior to an abortion procedure. The booklet is provided here in electronic format.
For Staff and other pics, visit: http://www.drtiller.com/staff.html
Interpreters are available for non-English speaking patients when requested in advance.
Of course, they want to be caring and nurturing when they exterminate the child. In truth, however, abortion is the universal language of despair and hatred.
Safety & Comfort Our #1 Concern: Administrative and medical staff have been carefully chosen for their skill, training, knowledge, compassion, and commitment to patient confidentiality.
Skill in what? Crushing skulls and burning the remains in an incinerator?
Here is a conference of how to kill a live baby: http://www.drtiller.com/medir.html
Looks like a pre-natal course except, of course, the only think that George will be delivering is dismembered body parts not actual babies. As long as it’s all sterile with bright colours and comfy couches, who cares, right? No fuss. No muss. Will that be cash or credit?
Chaplaincy Program: The Chaplaincy program is designed to bring spiritual resources to those who come to the Clinic for help and assistance. Spiritually, abortion is acceptable in ten of the world’s religions and in Christianity many denominations affirm and uphold the right of a woman to make the choice of abortion. The Chaplaincy program works with people from all religious backgrounds as well as those who are not a part of a spiritual tradition. The program offers individual counseling, group counseling and the celebration of spiritual sacraments such as baptism of the still born fetus and blessings for the aborted fetus. The program works with many different religions and is prepared to do, or arrange for, religious services from any spiritual religion.
Kill and then baptize? Words can hardly express just how low these abortionists and their disciples will go to paper over their atrocities. Have a hang-up about that religious thing and God? No problem, we’ll furnish you with some spiritual consolation. Sorry we had to end your life little one, it just had to be. God will understand. Really He will.
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Posted on January 18th, 2007 by Paycheck in Abortion, Canadian Politics
Archbishop Donald Wuerl goes on record: he will take no action to prevent Nancy Pelosi from receiving Communion despite her obstinate support of abortion and same-sex marriageArchbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., who has come under fire for failing to speak out against Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s attendance Jan. 3 at a Mass at her alma mater, Trinity University, came to San Diego’s Kona Kai Resort the weekend of January 13-14 to speak at an international Communion and Liberation conference.
While in San Diego, Wuerl told California Catholic Daily reporter Allyson Smith that he has no plans to discipline the newly elected Democratic Speaker, who is now the most powerful Catholic in Congress — and an ardent supporter of abortion, embryonic stem cell research, and pro-homosexual legislation.
Smith: “Did you make any statement last week about Nancy Pelosi going to Mass at Trinity University?”
Wuerl: “That was a matter between the university and Nancy. They were offering their location, and the Mass was celebrated by a priest with faculties, and there was no reason to make any comment.”
Smith: “Do you intend to discipline her at all for being persistent and obstinate about her support for abortion and same-sex marriage?”
Wuerl: “I will not be using the faculty in the manner you have described.”
Smith: “Will you make a statement to your priests and deacons to warn her not to allow her to receive if she presents herself for Communion?”
Wuerl: “You’re talking about a whole different style of pastoral ministry. No.”
You know, if this wasn’t as serious as it is, it would almost be comical. A different style of pastoral ministry, your Grace?
How about just enforcing canon law and doing your job? Canon 915 says that those “who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin, are not to be admitted to holy communion.” Abortion is a grave sin. The politicans who are the fortunate recipients of your lax, and indeed gravely negligent, “style of pastoral ministry” are enabling (and even promoting) the mass butchery of 1 million unborn children every year. And that is in your own country alone.
And if you are not inclined to enforce canon law, then have the good decency to think about the scandal you are causing to allow public figures to show contempt for the Catholic faith.
A million unborn children are butchered every year and you won’t lift one Episcopal finger to make the politicians who enable this annual holocaust accountable for their actions or their positions. That’s outrageous.
What’s the problem, here? Are you afraid of them? Are you afraid that the Catholic Church would be looked down upon by the political elite in Washington, if you stand up and witness to the unborn even if it costs you something? You can’t run from the cross forever, Your Grace.
Instead of giving Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry, and Ted Kennedy the holy Eucharist, may I respectfully suggest turning around and giving them your back. That would be the more measured style of pastoral ministry that would be in keeping with individuals who insist on crucifying unborn children.
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Posted on January 13th, 2007 by Paycheck in Canadian Politics
Former Ottawa mayor pushed to challenge new environment minister
OTTAWA — Liberal organizers are encouraging former Ottawa mayor Bob Chiarelli to run against long-time nemesis John Baird in the federal riding of Ottawa West-Nepean, setting the stage for one of the most bitter political grudge matches in the national capital’s recent history.
The party’s riding association has had preliminary discussions with Chiarelli about becoming the Liberal candidate, riding president Joseph Thornley said Friday.
“We have several people who are pursuing the nomination at this point, and Bob is one of them, and obviously we’re delighted,” he said. “My sense is that he’s interested but not committed.”
Chiarelli and Baird have jousted since their days in Ontario provincial politics, but the rivalry intensified this fall when Baird waded into the Ottawa municipal election campaign to question the wisdom of Chiarelli’s cherished light-rail transit project.
I received 905 votes during the last federal election. Baird won by over 5000 votes. But that was under ideal circumstances.
1) The Liberal Party had been proven corrupt many times over.
2) The Liberal Party were in power way too long.
3) The Liberal Party ran a weak candidate.
While No. 1 won’t likely change, No. 2 & 3 will not be a factor…and nor will No. 1 by the time the next election rolls around, to be honest. And remember, Ottawa West Nepean has been a traditionally a LIBERAL riding for decades.
Throw in a well-known mayor who actually lives in Ottawa West Nepean, the whole O-Train Drama, their mutual animosity against each other and who knows what can happen.
One thing is for sure, though, John Baird won’t win by 5000 votes.
Ya think my 905 votes becomes more of a bat in the next election?
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I received this disturbing e-mail from a friend in Windsor…
Dear Friends in ChristThis am on the Windsor news am800 was the report about a talk at the Baptist Church on Campbell with a former Muslim giving his testimony. He was interrupted by members from the Muslim community who came in, shouting, disrupting the meeting.Is this one example of what is coming in Windsor from this time? Muslims can strive locally to convert Christians but not Christians trying to convert Muslims?
The real face of Islam is not what is being portrayed on the CBC comedy : Little Mosque on the Prairie ” but what was seen at the Baptist church yesterday. That was not an example of religious tolerance.
It’s common knowledge by now that the Muslim community which this year had the second largest number of immigrants to Windsor and reported to now have between 20-40,000 fellow Muslims in Windsor whose children attend the public and separate schools,..have been purchasing all the closed former Catholic schools, St.Clair, Sacred Heart, St.Andrew, St. Joseph HS, the former Catholic School Board Complex and report of an upcoming purchase of Concorde School in Riverside. Sure that may be their business. Have you heard of any other group doing the same in Windsor,Ontario, Canada? Speculation for future investments? That’s a freedom they have.
Ironcially, many ethnic groups have difficulties with on going fund raising to manage one community center or church facility yet the Muslim community has the financial means for all these purchases and people across the city are asking..for what purpose?Is Windsor becoming an base for future Muslim immigration to this border city near Dearborn?..and a center to promote Islam?In the least, members of the Muslim Community should have the courtesy to not interrupt speakers in Christian Churches.……If as the am 800 News Broadcaster stated, this hurts relations between Muslims and Christians in Windsor, I have not heard of any Christians doing the same in a local mosque.
Look at the treatment of Christians in Muslim lands and the negation of their basic freedom, kidnappings, churches bombed, trials from false charges, beheadings. Islam as a world religion is opposed to Christianity and so to the treatment of non Muslims in Muslim countries.………..Muslims are adapting to their new life in Canada and we wish them the best but please learn to be more accepting of the freedoms we all enjoy while not the same as Islam’s priviledged position in your home country.
Canada is a welcoming country for all people, cultures & religions, but no one group has the legal right to do what the few Muslims did yesterday in disrupting a Christian talk in a local Baptist Church and they should be the ones to offer an apology. Students who convert to Islam give their public testimony during Club days at the Student Center on the campus of the University. No one interrupts them.
One of the basic freedoms we have is freedom of worship and to change one’s religion without being harassed or persecuted as is common in Muslim countries where conversion from Islam is never accepted but met with severe consequences.
It’s now obvious with this incident yesterday at the local Baptist Church that Windsor Muslims monitor the lives of Muslims & former Muslims.
Should not our city officials inform them about the freedoms that Muslims now have in Canada denied them in the Muslim countries from which they have immigrated?
On her morning talk show Lisa Martin will often pick up on news that is reported and this is something Windsor needs to talk about.
Dr.Donald McKay needs to be commended for having a former Muslim give his testimony to Jesus Christ .
It just goes to show that it’s the Christians who will be front and center in protecting our nation’s right to freedom of speech and assembly. Where are the secularists? Militant Islam won’t touch them until they have first run over us.
I’m beginning to wonder whether this idea of “religious freedom” is simply the beginning of our Western demise.
Where the common good and public order is threatened by certain religionists so that basic human rights are trampled over, then it becomes incumbent on the State to move in to protect the Christian minority.
As for you, Mr. Secuarlist. Please wipe that smile off your face. First it’s us, then comes you. Hope you like Sharia.
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Posted on January 12th, 2007 by Paycheck in Pro-Life Activism
Apparently, the folks over at Faithmouse, a rather popular America Pro-Life Blog Site, have created a cartoon on the whole Y108 fiasco.
Hat tip again to Robert Jason and the “Bloggin Busters” who went to work on preserving free speech and sticking up for the unborn.
Methinks that we’ll have to saddle up the posse again some time soon.
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Posted on January 12th, 2007 by Paycheck in Media Distortions
Deirdre McMurdy, The Ottawa Citizen
Published: Thursday, January 11, 2007
Jim Shaw is ticked off.The CEO of Shaw Communications is tired of subsidizing the CBC. He’s frustrated by spending five per cent of his company’s annual revenues on television programs no one watches. He refuses to pay broadcasters a fee-for-carriage of their signals as well as part of the freight on their production costs. And he’s prepared to blatantly breach CRTC regulations to make his point.
As the result of a typically blunt letter written by the burly, Harley-riding cable executive on Dec. 20, there are an awful lot of people scuttling about in the private and public sectors: Their fear is that Mr. Shaw’s aggressive stance may set a precedent for other disgruntled cable companies.
The letter, obtained by the Citizen, expresses Mr. Shaw’s “dissatisfaction” with the “performance, operations and governance” of the Canadian Television Fund.
That dissatisfaction has a steep price tag: about $56 million a year.
As the largest private sector contributor to the fund (all cable operators are required to contribute five per cent of their revenues to the fund, less the amount they spend on community initiatives), Shaw Communications is refusing to pay another nickel unless there is an immediate restructuring.
Noting that “over the past 10 years, Shaw has contributed over $350 million in direct subsidies to the Canadian production industry,” Mr. Shaw observes the fund “has become nothing more than a means of subsidizing broadcasters, pay and specialty services and independent producers to produce Canadian television programming that few watch and has no commercial or exportable value.”
He is particularly rankled that a full 37 per cent of the fund’s revenues are set aside annually for the CBC/SRC — something he declares “should be ended immediately” in light of the fact that the “CBC already receives over $1.2 billion from Canadian taxpayers in the form of grants and mandatory subscriber fees.”…
On the regulatory front, Mr. Shaw already incurred the wrath of the CRTC’s newly-minted interim chairman, Michel Arpin, at the television policy hearings last fall.
Mr. Arpin publicly censured him for taking out newspaper advertisements urging Canadians to directly contact the regulator to express their outrage over the proposal that cable operators pay broadcasters a fee-for-carriage of their signals.
By refusing to make further contributions to the Canadian Television Fund, Mr. Shaw is openly flouting a CRTC regulation — although the CRTC has not yet been formally apprised of this action.
Keep on flouting, Mr. Shaw. Bring the whole leftist cabal down. Use the money they are extorting from you to fund your legal defense. Hold out for a couple of years and your competitors will join you to squeeze the marshmellows to powder. They won’t have any money and the whole thing will collapse.
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Posted on January 11th, 2007 by Paycheck in Media Distortions
CABLE NEWS RACE
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FNC HANNITY/COLMES 2,189,000
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FNC SHEP 1,315,000
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MSNBC HARDBALL 502,000
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Posted on January 10th, 2007 by Paycheck in Pro-Life Activism
Thank you for your response. It will save us both a lot of time, effort, money, and grief.
I am very happy you made the correct decision.
Social Conservatives United
Thank you for your email. We wanted to confirm that last Friday afternoon, Y108 did communicate to the Niagara Right to Life that we would honour their campaign in full as you will see in the correspondence below.
From: Suzanne Carpenter
Sent: Fri 1/5/2007 8:00 PM
Thank you for your letter dated January 5th. The remainder of the
Niagara Region Right to Life ads will run and your contract will be
honoured in full.
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Posted on January 10th, 2007 by Paycheck in Contraception, Economics
In other news….
International Right to Life Leaders Call World Leaders to Revisit “Prophetic” Warnings of Humanae Vitae
MANILA, January 8, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – International Right to Life Federation (IRLF) leaders meeting in Manila have issued a statement calling on “citizens throughout the world to study the prophetic message of Humanae Vitae”, Catholic church teaching on the regulation of births published in 1968.
The document published under Pope Paul VI, warns of dire consequences which would stem from artificial methods of birth regulation. “Careful consideration should be given to the danger of this power passing into the hands of those public authorities who care little for the precepts of the moral law,” warned the encyclical. “Should they regard this as necessary, they may even impose their use on everyone,” it added.
Dr Jack Willke, President of International Right to Life Federation, said: “Worldwide, we are witnessing the sexualization of our children – in particular, the sexual indoctrination of children with a view to subsequent provision of abortion and birth control drugs and devices to them without parental knowledge and consent, including in faith schools. We are also witnessing growing pressure from United Nations bodies on developing countries to legalise abortion.”
The IRLF statement says: “We call on citizens throughout the world to demand that innocent human life, from conception until natural death, be protected from intentional killing in their nations’ laws; we call on citizens throughout the world to demand that only marriage between a man and a woman be recognized in their nations’ laws; we call on citizens throughout the world to demand that the inalienable rights of parents as primary educators and protectors be respected in their nations’ laws.”
The statement from the pro-life leaders concluded: “We consider that the depth of the crisis is so great we call on government leaders, politicians and citizens throughout the world to study the prophetic message of Humanae Vitae, as its 40th anniversary approaches in July 2008, in the light of worldwide experience”.
International Right to Life is meeting at the Shangri-la Hotel in Manila and their board members are also speaking at the international conference on bioethics and the family, addressed by Bishop Sgreccia, President of the Pontifical Academy for life, and organized by the Catholic bishops’ conference of the Philippines on 9th and 10th January.
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Posted on January 9th, 2007 by Paycheck in Catholicism
MESSAGE OF BLESSED MOTHER OF LOVE, PEACE AND JOY MOUNTAIN OF SALVATION-BATANGAS, PHILIPPINES, 12/08/06
TO VISIONARY/MYSTIC EMMA DE GUZMAN
ON THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF LA PIETA INTERNATIONAL PRAYER GROUP
(Our Blessed Mother was accompanied by angels and appeared at 1:30 A.M. She wore a golden sash around her waist and a bright golden light surrounded her.)
“My dear children. I am the Mother of Love, Peace and Joy and the Immaculate Conception. I thank God for allowing me once again to be on this humble mountain. I greet you, my child, on your special day. It is so nice to see you all here praying together with the saints and angels in Heaven.It is a gift and act of God’s supreme love; He gave me these special graces to come down from Heaven from generation to generation, and to speak, and be able to be seen by many of His chosen messengers. I am asking my children to be prepared and to be purified for His second coming. The words in the scriptures must be fulfilled. The world is in crisis because many of my children are not praying anymore and they are focused more on worldly pleasures. It is important today, my children, to keep praying more and more for your brothers and sisters. The time left for prayers and conversion is getting short.
I want to thank my children who are here praying together in union with my saints and angels. You are here because of your faith, love, trust and hope in my Son, Jesus. I am very pleased and grateful to see my three little priests who opened their hearts, here on this humble mountain. Please pray for my priests, children, because they need your prayers and you need them to receive the body and blood of my Son. Your prayers must be simple, but from your minds and hearts.
You are my children that I love. I will always be with you in prayers together with the saints and angels. You are all my beautiful flowers in my garden. I, with my saints, will bring all your prayer requests and petitions to Heaven. I love you my dear children.
Thank you so much for listening to my message.”
(The Blessed Mother and the angels disappeared.)
Confirmation of the apparitions of the Blessed Mother is the sole domain of the Catholic Church who has the authority to render judgements on alleged apparitions.
A statistical analysis of the Marian apparition directory reveals the following results. During the twentieth century, there have been 386 cases of Marian apparitions. The Church has made “no decision” about the supernatural character regarding 299 of the 386 cases. The Church has made a “negative decision” about the supernatural character in 79 of the 386 cases. Out of the 386 apparitions, the Church has decided that “yes” there is a supernatural character only in 8 cases: Fatima (Portugal), Beauraing (Belgium), Banneux (Belgium), Akita (Japan), Syracuse (Italy), Zeitoun (Egypt), Manila (Philippines) (according to some sources), and Betania (Venezuela). Local bishops have approved of the faith expression at the sites where these 8 apparitions occurred. Besides the 8 approved apparitions, there have been 11 (out of the 386 apparitions) which have not been approved with a “supernatural character”, but which have received a “yes” to indicate the local bishop’s “approval of faith expression (prayer and devotion) at the site”. (Source)
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Posted on January 9th, 2007 by Paycheck in LifeStyle Choices
Serge Régnier (as some readers may remember) is a 47-year old Belgian with three wives and thirty children. In 1986 Régnier married Christine Wuest (who is now 38). They have fifteen children, between 19 years and 11 months old. A couple of years later, Christine’s homeless sister Karine Wuest (now 35 years old) came to live with the couple. Soon she fell in love with Serge. Christine consented in her husband taking her sister as a second wife. Serge and Karine have six children, between 10 years and 10 months old.All that time, Serge had been meeting his former girlfriend Judith De Leenheer (now 38 years old). When Judith’s marriage broke up – which was not altogether surprising since all her children were Serge’s rather than her husband’s – Serge asked his two wives whether they would mind taking her in. They did not mind. Serge and Judith have nine children, between 18 years and 10 months old. They all live together in Serge’s house in Marcinelle, a town in Wallonia, the French-speaking South of Belgium.
The Belgians call Régnier, a stocky, balding man with a fringe of beard, the “Marcinelle bull.” Non-Belgians wonder perhaps how he provides for his large family. Here is the answer.
Régnier applied for and received the status of an invalid from Wallonia’s generous welfare authorities. He consequently receives a welfare check of over €1,000 a month. His three wives are all unemployed. Hence, they each get €800 in unemployment benefits. On top of this the family receives €4,000 in child allowances. This makes a grand total of more than €7,400 a month ($9,700 or £4,960) – all of it provided by Belgium’s taxpayers. All the money matters in the household are taken care of by Serge. His wives are only interested in children. They have told the press that they each hope to have another baby in 2007.
Indeed, last Tuesday the Belgian paper Gazet van Antwerpen wrote that there are marital problems in the Régnier household. His three wives complain that their husband is often away from home, while they do not know where he is. They suspect there is a fourth woman. “We are partners, friends. There is no jealousy here, at least not between us three,” they told the paper. But while four is a marriage, five is a crowd. The wives are also increasingly frustrated because Serge does not seem prepared to give them another baby yet. “Judith, Karine and I each want three more children,” says Christine. “So did Serge a few months ago, but suddenly no more. What must we make of that?” she asks. Régnier, however, denies he is cheating on his wives. “They will get their children, but not for the moment,” he says.
The wives are also cross because Régnier often withdraws into his room, locking the door. He is the only one to have a room of his own in the house. There he has a television set and a small fridge. The women complain he sits there watching football and drinking beer, while they cook, wash and iron and take care of the children. Régnier ignores their complaints, and tells the journalist: “I do not know whether you are married but if you have one wife you can imagine what it is like to have three.”
So let me get this straight. Follow me now, folks, because this is going to be rather earth shattering for our feminist friends.
What is the difference between Serge and a sperm donor? I can’t see much of a difference, except that the wives in Serge’s life have an available sperm donor living in their own home.
What’s the problem?
Polygamy — artificial insemination. Can you see a difference? I can’t see a difference.
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Posted on January 9th, 2007 by Paycheck in Media Distortions
The Globe & Mail
Once again, The Globe & Mail is demonstrating that it is the official flyer of left-wing politics in Canada. The Globe published an article on January 3, 2007, entitled New Poll Suggests Conservatives, Liberals in dead heat. The article reports the results of a Decima Research poll showing the Conservatives with 34% of public support and the Liberals with 31%. Given that the margin of error of the poll is 3.1 percentage points, The Globe assumes that both parties can be considered to have equal public support.
It’s true that the race is close between the two parties, but that doesn’t mean that their support is equal. That’s not how you interpret margins of error in polls. The Globe should know better. If they don’t, then they should get out of the business of reporting poll results.
When a poll has a margin of error of 3.1%, that means that the estimates of 34% for the Conservatives and 31% for the Liberals could each be up or down by about 3%. In other words, support for the Conservatives ranges between 31% and 37%, while support for the Liberals is between 28% and 34%. Notice how the Conservatives’ range is higher, on average, than the Liberals’ range. That’s because the “point estimate” (to use the technical term) is higher for the Conservatives (34% vs. 31%).
So that puts the Conservatives ahead in this poll, period. That’s how you interpret margins of error in polls. To do otherwise is to embark on a subjective interpretation, possibly for political purposes. We’ve seen The Globe do this many times in the past, so I can’t say I’m surprised.
We all know that many people will not bother reading the details of the article, but simply glance over the title declaring a “dead heat” and move on. Mission accomplished for the manipulators at The Globe. There is no “dead heat” at all, but rather a healthy lead (even if it is on the lower end) for the Conservative Party. The only thing dead here is the truth with this shameless and, presumably, unpaid advertising for the Liberal Party of Canada.
It is clear that The Globe’s approach is often subtle, but the trend is unmistakable. The Globe loves to manipulate public opinion to push a left-leaning agenda. The only difference this time is that we aren’t taking it any more. We’re pushing back.
Submitted by: Steve G.
Date: January 8, 2007.
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Posted on January 8th, 2007 by Paycheck in Pro-Life Activism
Got word from Robert Jason this afternoon that Y108 is going to be airing the pro-life ads after all.
See my last blog entry on this whole fiasco here.
Reminder to all of the socon bloggers and facilitators who put the heat on Y108: put another notch in belt.
Good job, Kimosabes.
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Posted on January 8th, 2007 by Paycheck in LifeStyle Choices
E-mail received from my good friend, Dominic Tse…
Something we did against the 3 Parents court ruling. Please distribute it through your network. The video was hastely produced in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English. Viewers are encouraged to go to a petition site to register their vote. We will collect the petitions to present them to Dalton McGuinty.
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