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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Planned Parenthood Confirms Hack Attack

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo. To Aid Mothers and Kids. 2012

Note well that the “Po-Life” poseurs are FOR the “War on Terror”, but AGAINST Single-Payer Healthcare and State-Funded Family Aid… fancy that… it’s like the hangsman calling himself a “Lifespan Modifier”… same thing… I’ve got to find a corner to be sick in… such hypocritical vacuity and self-indulgent fatuity is just too much of a muchness…

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On Monday, Planned Parenthood called on the FBI and the US Department of Justice for help managing cyber security after anti-abortion activists targeted the reproductive health care group’s website, the latest in a series of attacks by activists opposing women’s access to safe reproductive health care. On Monday, The Daily Dot online newspaper reported that a hacking group gained access to Planned Parenthood’s website databases with the names and email addresses of its employees. Planned Parenthood executive vice president Dawn Laguens confirmed that “extremists” attempted to hack the organisation’s systems but didn’t say whether they succeeded, saying, “Extremists have broken laws, harassed our doctors and patients, produced hack videos, and now are claiming to have committed a gross invasion of privacy… one that, if true, could potentially put our staff members at risk”.

The Daily Dot reported that the hackers said they plan to release the organisation’s internal emails soon. On their website, the hackers said they were “seeking to reclaim some sort of lulz* for the years and thousands of dollars that Planned Parenthood have wasted and made harvesting your babies”. The self-professed “social justice warriors” were referring to secretly recorded videos released earlier this month that purported to show Planned Parenthood officials discussing ways to perform abortions to preserve foetal tissue for research and the costs involved. The cyberattack follows weeks of debate among lawmakers in which Republicans have sought to investigate and defund the organisation after the release of the videos. Planned Parenthood receives nearly 500 million USD (29.95 billion Roubles. 3.11 billion Renminbi. 31.92 billion INR. 647 million CAD. 680 million AUD. 452 million Euros. 320 million UK Pounds) in federal funding each year.

  • lulz: internet slang, denotes the joy received when one upsets another’s emotional equilibrium, often used of or by internet trolls. Interestingly, it means that the anti-abortion activists admit that they’re nothing but vindictive trolls!

On Monday, US House of Representatives Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said the US Congress should immediately cut off funding for the group until investigations by two House committees are complete, saying at a news conference, “These are serious questions and regardless of where anybody stands on the issue, knowing the doubt of what’s going on here, is this a place that tax dollars should be spent?” Last week, Republican presidential candidate US Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) began fast-tracking legislation to eliminate the group’s federal funding, which could allow for a Senate vote as early as this week.

28 July 2015

al-Jazeera America

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/7/28/planned-parenthood-investigating-claims-of-website-hack.html

Editor:

Firstly, the referenced videos are frauds, and lawyer friends tell me that the activists may have made them under illegal conditions. The more that comes out on this, it makes it clear that the so-called “Pro-Life Movement” is fraudulent, amoral, violent, and without scruple… all of which means that no decent person can have ANY relationship with it. The Pro-Life Movement is NOT such… rather, it’s an “Anti-Abortion Movement”, which isn’t the same thing at all. Most “Pro-Lifers” support the Republican Anti-Life Agenda… perpetual warmongering in foreign parts, promiscuous use of the death penalty, draconian use of police violence, massive imprisonment of minority populations, torture of kidnapped “suspects” in secret overseas locales (Scalia gave it the thumbs-up and called it “legal”… he’s the American analogue of Wilhelm Frick), lavish giveaways to the Affluent Effluent, opposition to a proper Single-Payer Healthcare System, and slashing of the Social Safety Net. In short, they support the demonic goals of the present Republican Party. The Church can have NOTHING to do with this. If you see someone putting forth the submission that the US Pro-Life Movement and the Church agree, they’re not only wrong, they’re often consciously wrong. They KNOW that the Church doesn’t agree with the GOP Greedster agenda… but they don’t care!

Shall we have a REAL Church to hand on to our kids? Not if we let the “Pro-Lifers” hijack it, we won’t!

BMD

Saturday, 25 July 2015

25 July 2015. The Church Needs Some REAL Reflection on Sexuality… NOT Rightwing Verbiage and Posturing

00 Barbara-Marie Drezhlo. Modern Man Needs Prayer. 2012

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Firstly, let’s be clear on what I’m NOT talking about. To begin, the Church has spoken on gay marriage; there’s no need for anyone, on any side of the discussion (for there are more than two sides in this), to bring this up. Indeed, I’d like to see the bishops formally muzzle discussion on gay marriage (as they did in re the tollhouse kerfuffle… they should reiterate their ban on tollhouse discussion, to muzzle the loud righties amongst us)… the Church gains nothing by rightwing asshats fulminating against it. We’ve made our decision, that’s that… there’s no need for further discussion, save to inflate the egos of the terminally ignorant and narcissistic (and those seeking to kiss the ass of their Republican and heterodox pals). Secondly, we should silence all those who attempt to propagate the notions of deluded “Evangelical” sectarians (they’re not Christians, that’s that, their ideas don’t belong in Christian circles).

We face a real moral dilemma that we can’t resolve by issuing cartoonish repetitions of heterodox fancies (both pro and con). We could begin by reflecting on HH’s statement, “The Church respects all human decisions, including those of sexual orientation. However, the Church reserves the right to call sin a ‘sin’”. This does NOT reiterate the juvenile and reductionist “Evangelical” trash mouthed by the Orthodox rightwing (we know who they are… Dreher, Reardon, Whiteford, and Potapov are their main spokesmen). It implies a nuanced and pastoral approach. I know that the Mother Church does NOT “excommunicate” homosexuals per se… yes, there are voices that advocate such, but no canonical or synodical action embodies such a notion. We have to take an attitude similar to HH’s… for instance, there’s a bitter feud between Archimandrite Rafail Karelin and Professor A I Osipov, yet HH respects both, and he’s rejected neither of them. We have to avoid the childish attitudes found in Dreher and Whiteford, where one can deduce from their writings that they believe that all those who disagree with them are in the Outer Darkness and the Church won’t accept all those who disagree with these fine gents back until they kiss these said fine gentlemen’s asses in public for all to see. That’s simply out of line. Of course, those fine gents are in the Church. Being an asshat doesn’t “automatically excommunicate” you. Indeed, do be suspicious of all who advance that concept… they’re saying that if you transgress in ways that particularly displease them, you have no defence. That’s rubbish. The REAL Church believes in pastoral oikonomia, always has, always will. It has room for all sorts… including ignorant semi-Evangelical konvertsy. Don’t fall into the same trap as they did… if you do, you confess that you’re the same as they are, underneath it all.

None of the above is a “defence” of gay marriage. I’ve taken that off the table. A certain percentage of people have always been homosexual… the Church hasn’t simply condemned them and expelled them (such is really the Orthodox rightwing’s submission, after all). Yes… the Church has communed homosexuals in the past… it does so now… it shall continue to do so. It always did such on an individual basis, based on personal pastoral needs. That’s how it’s done now… it’s how we shall continue to do it in the REAL Church. A priest in Russia put it this way to me, “Homosexuality is a sin of the flesh. Greed is a sin of the soul. That’s why the Church considers greed far more grievous than homosexuality is. One is of the flesh, it’ll fall away after our deaths… the other is of the soul and eternal. That’s why greed, not sexual sin, is the root of all evil”. This was a personal opinion of one priest… it isn’t the “Teaching of the Church”. Be wary of all those who dress up their opinions as such.

Before I leave, I’d like to leave you two links. They’re serious “food for thought”. Read this and this. Read them, then, come back to them a week later… THINK on what these people are saying. After all, we’re Christians, NOT Sectarians… NOT “Do Your Own Thing” people. I’ll say this… “Christ never rejected anyone… the only ones who rejected Him were the Pharisees and the Rich Young Man. Those who reject Him today are their spiritual descendants”.

Do think on that… it’s a meaty reflection.

BMD

25 July 2015. Remember the Littlest Victims… THIS is the Fruits of “Ukrainian Nationalism” and “American Exceptionalism”

00 alley of the angels. alleya Angelov. Donetsk. 250715

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This is a special place in Donetsk… the Alleya Angelov… the Alley of the Angels. It commemorates the innocent children murdered by the Ukrops* and their American puppeteers. Note this down well… the Galician Uniate nationalists (and their schismo running dogs) invaded peaceful Novorossiya. The Novorossiyans did NOT invade the Lvovshchina. That is, the Galician Uniate nationalists are the aggressors under international law, and deserve the death penalty. They plotted, planned, and carried out aggressive war against those who had no aggressive intent against them. That means that the Rabbit, Turdchinov, Avakov, Porky, Denisenko, and Shevchuk are major war criminals whose only deserved fate is the noose.

Whenever you hear that cold bitch Hillary Clinton or that pompous jackass John McCain, think of this image. Victoria Nuland is Hilly’s own chosen protégé and John McCain received Shevchuk and Denisenko, the spiritual “enablers” of the Ukrop aggression. They deserve the noose, too… but they’ll die in bed, respected and loved by their clueless admirers (and their amoral evil cronies). Evil is what it is… and it often doesn’t “look” evil. Do reflect on that…

Do light a candle in memory of the slain innocents of Novorossiya. God expects that of you… we’re Christians, that’s what we do…

  • Ukrop: Russian colloquialism for Ukrainian nationalist fanatics.

BMD

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25 July 2015. Why Orthodoxy has NOTHING in Common with the Sect Known as “Evangelicalism”

00 god told us to hate you. 190715

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Read this and this. Both of these stories point up the fact that the “Evangelicals” want to impose their “religion” on the rest of us. The second story points up the fact that they’re not very scrupulous in their methods, either. The Pro-Life Movement has swallowed the false videos completely, without a scrap of critical examination. Now, it’s clear that this movement has no scruples, no morals, no compunction… “Any stick to beat Planned Parenthood”… such amorality and contempt for the truth is not in line with what the Church has ALWAYS stood for. As for ramming one’s religion down another’s throat in the name of “Freedom of Religion”… well, I’m not the only one to find it hypocritical; besides that, it’s illegal in a secular republic. The state doesn’t care what religion or creed you profess… that’s the law of the land. To expect the state to give you preferential status due to your “sincerely-held religious beliefs” isn’t only against man’s law… it’s against God’s Law, too.

It’s time to shut up the loudmouth rightwing asshats amongst us. It doesn’t reflect what the Church teaches and it brings unnecessary shame upon us. We aren’t rightwing crazies. No, we don’t agree with EITHER conventional “Liberals” or “Conservatives” in the American sense. We should stop waving placards and start helping unwed mothers… if a gay person walks into our store, we have the obligation to treat them as Our Lord Christ would have done… with dignity and respect (and, certainly, with no condescension, either). After all, we can choose to follow Christ or Caiphas… the choice is yours… choose wisely…

BMD

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