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Sunday, 7 October 2018

If You Support Kavanaugh, You Support Torture as an Ordinary Means of Policy

Yes… greed walks openly in our streets and “Christians” like Franklin Graham bow down before it. None dare call it evil…

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Brett Kavanaugh is an American Wilhelm Frick.

Frick was a bureaucrat, a lawyer. He never hurt anyone personally. He never got his hands dirty, he never kicked anyone in the face, and he never even raised his voice. He was a consummate apparatchik… he filed papers, he wrote out draft legislation, and he saw to it that everything was according to the laws extant at that time. He was a respectable man. He was a pillar of society.

Frick died on the gallows in 1946 as a war criminal.

Brett Kavanaugh’s decisions in favour of torture are exactly the same as Frick’s legal apologia for the Holocaust. Exactly identical. That is, “conservatives” praise Kavanaugh for the very behaviour that led decent people to reject Wilhelm Frick as a monster outside normal society. This says much about so-called “movement conservatives”, about the Republican Party, about neoliberalism in general (which includes rightwing Dems such as the Clintons and those who voted for Kavanaugh), and what America has become.

I’d suggest that we’ve devolved… that we’ve turned into amoral grasping hedonists who worship money and power, who hate any mention of objective right and morals. Ponder this… most of those who worship Mammon loudly profess “Christianity”. Do recall what Our Lord said on this. I’d say that we have a great deal of repentance and recompense to do. We could start with not commodifying everything and stopping rewarding filth like Wall Street scum, real estate “developers”, and healthcare industry thieves… Kavanaugh approves of their actions and of the ideology that underpins their rapine… another point to ponder.

Shall we get up? That remains to be seen…

BMD

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Saturday, 23 June 2018

23 June 2018. This is Why I Oppose “Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs” Outside of a Purely Religious Venue

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This post isn’t something I generally do, but last night I experienced something no woman should ever have to go through, especially under these circumstances or any other circumstances. I hadn’t planned on telling anyone outside our immediate family, but two months ago we were surprised to find that I was pregnant. After a previous miscarriage, the doctor was monitoring me weekly. Unfortunately, on Tuesday, we found out the baby’s development had stopped and I ultimately would have a miscarriage. My doctor gave me two options… D and C or a prescription medication. I opted for a prescription. Last night, I went to pick up my medication at my local Walgreens only to be denied the prescription I need. I stood at the mercy of this pharmacist explaining my situation in front of my 7-year-old and five customers standing behind only to be denied because of his ethical beliefs. I get it we all have our beliefs. However, what he failed to understand is this isn’t the situation I had hoped for; this isn’t something I wanted. This is something I have zero control over. He has no idea what it’s like to want nothing more than to carry a child to full term and be unable to do so. If you have gone through a miscarriage, you know the pain and emotional roller-coaster it can be. I left Walgreens in tears, ashamed and feeling humiliated by a man who knows nothing of my struggles but feels it’s his right to deny medication prescribed to me by my doctor. I’m unsure where Walgreens draws the lines with their pharmacists, but does this mean he denies women the right to birth control and the morning after pill? What’s the stance with fertility drugs? I share this story because I wish no other women to have to go through something like this at a time when you’re vulnerable and already suffering. I’m left in disbelief on how this can happen. How is this okay? I can’t be the only one who has gone through this.

22 June 2018

Nicole Mone

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In Peoria AZ? Visit this moron and give him a dose of your “ethical beliefs” about his self-righteous control-freak fascist ass… torturing another woman for Republican Jesus in this mighty “land of the free”.    Walgreens: you no longer have my business… apparently, it’s time to research drug-store chain medical harassment of women policies.  

23 June 2018

Rebecca Hosford

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Editor:

This posturing motherfucker loves humiliating people in public:

Brian Hreniuc, PharmD

Walgreens

9040 W Peoria Ave

Peoria AZ 85345-6406

“Sincerely held religious beliefs” only goes so far. I’m a believer; no one can accuse me of hating religion. I’m a Russian Orthodox Christian; I try my best to live a moral and upright life. However, I can’t force my beliefs on others. Not only is this immoral in the secular ethical sense, Our Lord Christ would condemn such a stance, for He never once used coercion or humiliation.

Let me give an example. If a religious body wishes to ban “gay marriages”, well, you might not like it, but that’s within not only their natural right as human beings, it’s their right under the US Constitution. That’s a “sincerely held religious belief”. If you want to roll on the floor or handle snakes, it’s the same thing. However, if you rent out your parish hall to all comers as a banqueting space, well, that’s not “religious”… it’s secular, so, all normal legal standards apply. That is, you can oppose homosexuality from the pulpit… that’s a function of your religion. On the other hand, you can’t deny a gay couple the right to rent your hall for a reception if you rent it to others outside of your parish. The one is a protected religious belief; the other is a normal secular financial transaction, making your hall a venue for celebrations of those outside your group. I find the distinction clear. If you don’t want gays to use your space, you’d have to ban the use of your parish hall as a paid banqueting or meeting venue. I actually would like to see parishes get out of the banqueting/meeting space business. Let’s go back to letting groups such as the Boy/Girl Scouts and the Little League use our space free. That’s being good neighbours. It also protects the parish’s rights under the law.

In this case, the pharmacist was shabby and beyond the pale. If he didn’t want to dispense such drugs, he should’ve never chosen that profession. He didn’t prescribe the drugs nor is he going to use them. He’s only a dispenser. All legitimate ethicists would say that his moral responsibility in this is nil. Dispensing drugs is his job. Full stop. If he doesn’t want to do that, he should find another job. I find this episode disgusting and without any warrant. It totally floors me that such a person expects his employer to defend his action.

WALGREENS DELENDA EST… if they back this poseur. Give ‘em a reasonable chance, but if they support this POS… Kaufft nicht bei Walgreens.

BMD

The Difference Between Lies and Bullshit

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The point isn’t that Bush knew there weren’t WMDs in Iraq, but that he didn’t care whether there were or not. This is the difference between a lie and bullshit… a lie is saying something you know to be untrue, bullshit is saying something without caring to find out if it’s true.

April 2017

Current Affairs

https://www.currentaffairs.org/2017/04/i-dont-care-how-good-his-paintings-are-he-still-belongs-in-prison

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Bishop Lazar: What IS Romans 13?

THIS is what the Evangelicals have become… have a care that we don’t follow them into the abyss

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This is another example of the crookedness of Evangelicalism. If one must be subject to the authority without question, then, when the authority permits abortion and the rights of groups you don’t agree with, you must passively accept it. Where were the Romans 13ers during Mr Obama’s government? It’s of no avail to claim that you shouldn’t be subject to corrupt governments (or even perverse governments) since Apostle St Paul spoke these words when Nero was the authority, and one also had Caligula, Heliogabalus, Tiberius and the like in absolute authority. Therefore, one had to be completely subject and obedient to these authorities. However, you see now the American Christian is supposed to be subject and obedient to Mr Trump, perhaps in the same way that the Roman Catholic Church supported Mr Mussolini, and in return, the Vatican received the status of an independent nation. Romans 13 appears to be all or none if one takes it in any way as a literal command, rather than an effort to stave off government persecution of Christians. After all, St Paul had to demonstrate that Christianity wasn’t some subversive organisation. That’s the real meaning of Romans 13… at least, the first half of it.

15 June 2018

Vladika Lazar Puhalo

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