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  • Health Secretary Resigns

    04/12/2014 8:11:15 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 April 2014 | John Semmens
    This week it was announced that Kathleen Sebelius will be leaving her post as Secretary of Health and Human Services. President Obama thanked her for her courageous and tireless efforts to ensure that every American has health insurance. Afterward, those in attendance gave her a standing ovation. Secretary Sebelius has had to face hostility every step of the way toward this monumental achievement, the President declared. Critics in Congress said the Affordable Care Act wouldnt be affordable. Consumers complained that the policies offered under the ACA cover less than their old plans and cost more. Others were too inept to...
  • Nephesh chayyāh: A matter of life and non-life

    04/09/2014 9:37:17 AM PDT · by fishtank · 2 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 4-8-14 | David Pitman
    Nephesh chayyāh: A matter of life … and non-life by David Pitman What does the Bible means when it talks about ‘life’? The Bible tells us that death, suffering, and disease were not part of the original creation. Rather, they came as a result of Adam’s sin, which affected the entire creation (Romans 8:19–23a). The grief that we experience when someone close to us dies bears witness to the fact that this was not how it was originally intended. Although naturalists try to say otherwise, death is most certainly not a natural thing. Paul, in his first letter to the...
  • Ill Take Back what the Devil Stole from Me. Msgr. Pope Homily for the 5th Sunday of Lent

    04/05/2014 2:38:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | April 5, 2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In today’s Gospel We hear the story of the raising of Lazarus from the dead. The story is a significant turning point in the ministry of Jesus for, as we shall see, it because of this incident that the Temple Leadership in Jerusalem resolves to have Jesus killed.As is proper with all the gospel accounts we must not see this as merely an historical happening to people 2000 years ago. Rather we must recall that I am Lazarus, I am Martha and Mary. This is also the story of how Jesus is acting in my life.Let’s look at this Gospel...
  • Family of teenage boy 'killed by girlfriend's father..... demand that SHE is charged

    04/03/2014 3:03:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 48 replies
    Mail online ^ | Matt Rocheleau
    FULL TITLE: Family of teenage boy 'killed by girlfriend's father after sneaking into her bedroom' demand that SHE is charged Family and friends of the teenage boy who was shot to death by his girlfriend's father after sneaking into her bedroom are demanding that the girlfriend be charged with accessory to murder or involuntary manslaughter. A group of the 17-year-old Johran McCormick's supporters, including his mother Zakia McCormick and community activist Quanell X, rallied on Wednesday morning outside the home near Houston, Texas where authorities say the teenager was killed on March 13. Investigators have said McCormick's 16-year-old girlfriend let...
  • [OBIT] Pillsbury Dough Boy enters 10-3-39

    04/01/2014 11:16:50 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 14 replies
    rsfc | 1-APR-2014 | The always famous anonymous
    Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and trauma complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 49. Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, and Captain Crunch. The grave site was piled high with flours. Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described the Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded. Doughboy rose quickly in show...
  • Young Woman Who Died from Botched Late-Term Abortion Identified

    04/01/2014 7:50:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Cheryl Sullenger
    Operation Rescue has confirmed death and the identity of a patient of the Preterm abortion facility in Cleveland, Ohio, who was transported to University Hospital Case Medical Center on Friday, March 21, 2014. LakishaWilson2Lakisha Wilson, 22, a Black female, died after transport from the abortion clinic to the hospital. According to a statement released by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiners Office: Decedent was conveyed from 12000 Shaker Blvd., in Cleveland to University Hospitals Case Medical Center and arrived on 3-21-14 where she was treated, expired and was pronounced on 3-28-14. An autopsy is being conducted and a cause of death...
  • Ebola Spread to Guinea's Capital Raises Fears

    03/29/2014 1:19:43 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 29, 2014 | MSN News
    CONAKRY, Guinea Ebola, one of the world's most deadly viruses, has spread from a remote forested corner of southern Guinea to the country's seaside capital, raising fears that the disease, which causes severe bleeding and almost always death, could spread far beyond this tiny West African nation's borders.
  • German Woman, Dead Six Months ... Found in Front of TV

    03/26/2014 7:02:08 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 25, 2014 | Reuters
    German woman, dead six months, found in front of TV BERLIN (Reuters) - The corpse of a 66-year-old German woman who died more than six months ago was found in her apartment, in front of a television set that was still on, the Frankfurter Neue Presse newspaper reported on Tuesday. The woman, in the town of Oberursel near Frankfurt, died of natural causes in a nightgown while watching TV. There was a program guide from September nearby, the newspaper said, describing the body as "partially mummified". Police said residents in the 30-apartment block had noticed an unpleasant smell in the...
  • Woman Dies After Botched Legal Abortion, Frantic 911 Call: Shes Not Breathing At All

    03/26/2014 3:29:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Cheryl Sullenger
    Operation Rescue has obtained a 911 recording and Computer Aided Dispatch transcript that indicates a patient of Preterm, a Cleveland, Ohio, abortion clinic, has died. Records, which were obtained through a public records request, show that at 10:59 a.m. on Friday, March 21, 2014, an employee of Preterm dialed 911 and reported to a dispatcher there was a 22-year-old female patient at the clinic who was not breathing at all. ambulance2The caller also indicated that the patient was unconscious and receiving CPR at the time of the call, but efforts to restart respiration had been unsuccessful. The lack of a...
  • Phelps deathbed reports have foes keeping watch

    03/19/2014 4:16:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    washington post ^ | jolie lee
    Reports that Fred Phelps, 84, founder of the Topeka, Kan., church known for its anti-gay message and protests of military funerals, is on his deathbed have some looking forward to the Westboro Baptist Church pastors passing. The Facebook page Fred Phelps Death Watch was created March 16 and has nearly 1,900 likes. The page states, While we wait for God to take him, because he hates homosexuals, lets relive some of his more memorable moments while we wait.
  • Texas set to execute aspiring rapper for murdering studio manager

    03/19/2014 10:16:06 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 87 replies
    MSN News/Reuters ^ | March 19, 2014 | Reuters
    AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas is set to execute on Wednesday an aspiring rap musician who was convicted of slitting the throat and stabbing to death a music studio owner in San Antonio so that he could rob him of equipment.
  • Passenger testifies in trial for man accused of killing Miami Heat dancer [Drunk Homosexual]

    03/19/2014 3:45:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 3/18/14 | Roger Lohse
    A man who was riding in the car with Mario Careaga testified in court Tuesday that his partner had two or three vodka and tonic drinks before getting behind the wheel of his Mercedes Benz. Careaga, 46, is charged with DUI manslaughter in the Sept. 10, 2010, crash
  • 28-Year Old Former JPMorgan Banker Jumps To His Death, Latest In Series Of Recent Suicides

    03/18/2014 8:18:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3/18/14 | Tyler Durden
    Bellando, a former investment bank analyst at JPMorgan, is the son of John Bellando, chief operating officer and chief financial officer at Cond Nast. His brother, John, a top chief investment officer with JPMorgan, works on risk exposure valuations. Several John Bellando emails were cited during testimony at the Senate Finance Committees inquiry into the banks losses during the infamous London Whale trade fiasco. Kenneth Bellando who grew up in Rockville Center, LI, and was a Georgetown graduate worked as a summer analyst at JPMorgan while in school. Upon graduation in 2007, he was hired as an investment...
  • Obamacare: California health exchange tops 1 million, big motivator in type of plan -- price

    03/18/2014 7:13:52 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 10 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 3/17/14 | Tracy Seipel
    With two weeks left to sign up for coverage, California's health insurance exchange announced Monday it has surged past a major milestone -- 1 million enrollments -- well ahead of its March 31 goal. And a new report suggests what may be the biggest motivator for people when they are choosing a new health plan: cost. Insurers like Blue Shield of California and Health Net have seen a major jump in market share, thanks to their competitively low rates, according to a report Monday from the Kaiser Family Foundation, while Anthem Blue Cross' dominance has softened. The shifting landscape indicates...
  • Arizona jury to consider again death penalty for Jodi Arias in September

    03/17/2014 6:33:14 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 44 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 17 2014 | David Schwartz
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona judge on Monday set a September court date to try again to determine whether convicted murderer Jodi Arias will be put to death for killing her ex-boyfriend nearly six years ago, court officials said. Arias was convicted by a jury in May 2013 of murdering Travis Alexander, whose body was found slumped in the shower of his suburban Phoenix home in June 2008. He had been stabbed multiple times, shot in the face and had his throat slashed. But the jury deadlocked on whether the former California waitress should be executed or face life in...
  • Michigan Woman Dead for Six Years Found Only After Money Runs Out

    03/10/2014 6:35:45 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 47 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 7, 2014 | Jon Herskovitz
    Michigan woman dead for six years found only after money runs out For six years the bills were paid, the grass was cut and no one noticed the body of the dead woman sitting in the back seat of a car in a garage of a residential Pontiac, Michigan neighborhood. Her mummified body was finally found this week by someone dispatched to check on the property that fell into foreclosure after the money ran out of her account and the mortgage payments stopped, police said on Friday. "It is kind of the perfect storm for a mysterious set of circumstance...
  • Woman's auto-payments hid her death for six years

    03/07/2014 7:00:37 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/7/2014 | CNN
    For years, the payments went out of the woman's bank account. Nobody batted an eyelid. Bills were paid. And life went on as normal in the quiet neighborhood of Pontiac, Michigan. Neighbors didn't notice anything unusual. The woman traveled a lot, they said, and kept to herself. One of them mowed her grass to keep things looking tidy. At some point, her bank account ran dry. The bills stopped being paid. After its warnings went unanswered, the bank holding the mortgage foreclosed on the house, a common occurrence in a region hit hard by economic woes. Still, nobody noticed what...
  • Will Courts Lift Veil of Secrecy Around Lethal Injections?

    02/27/2014 10:45:17 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 28, 2014 | By Pete Williams
    Despite growing controversy over the use of anonymous pharmacies for lethal injections, the U.S. Supreme Court has thus far declined to block any executions based on 11th-hour appeals challenging the drug connections. That includes the case of Michael Taylor, a convicted rapist and murderer who was put to death at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday in Missouri after a furious legal battle that stretched well into the night. It's worth nothing, however, that three high court justices wanted to block Taylor's execution and cited the words of an appeals judge who said so little was known about the source of the deadly...
  • These Shocking Abortion Statistics Might Be Hard To Believe

    02/27/2014 9:01:40 PM PST · by lbryce · 22 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | February 26, 2014 | Christopher Agee
    The population of Mississippi is about 60 percent white just less than 1.8 million compared to a black population of around 1.1 million, or about 37 percent of the population. Despite the fact that there are nearly twice as many white Mississippians than blacks, however, recent reports show a troubling trend regarding the states abortion statistics. Almost 72 percent of parents who decide to murder their child in the womb in the state are black. More than 39,000 abortions ended the lives of black babies in Mississippi between 1995 and 2010, according to Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Study: A Broken Heart Really Can Kill You, Study Says

    02/27/2014 6:50:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Sky News ^ | 02/27/2014 | Thomas Moore
    People who have been recently bereaved really can die of a broken heart, new research shows. Doctors at a British medical school found the chance of suffering a heart attack or stroke doubles after a partner's death. They believe grief results in extra physical stress, and may also make people forget or lose interest in taking their medication. Dr Sunil Shah, senior lecturer in public health at St George's University of London, and co-author of the study, said: "We often use the term 'a broken heart' to signify the pain of losing a loved one and our study shows bereavement...
  • Kerry Kennedy invokes dads death in drugged-driving defense

    02/27/2014 2:12:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/27/14 | Andrea Peyser
    Shes a mom, a human-rights leader oh, and another fatherless Kennedy. Testifying in her own defense at her drugged driving trial Wednesday, Kerry Kennedy wasted little time before playing the Daddy card. Daddy was the attorney general during the civil rights movement and then a senator, the 54-year-old testified, supposedly explaining why she grew up in Virginia, but coyly invoking the memory of her slain father, Sen Robert F. Kennedy.
  • German doctors: Cannabis can kill you

    02/25/2014 10:51:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 25 Feb 2014 14:31 GMT+01:00
    Marijuana can be deadly, according to German researchers who claim to have discovered the first deaths caused by cannabis. The researchers in Dsseldorf, North-Rhine Westphalia, have been investigating cannabis-related deaths since 2001 and performed post-mortem examinations on 15 people whose deaths were linked to the drug. [] Benno Hartung from the University Hospital in Dsseldorf said he and his colleagues performed autopsies and toxicological tests to rule out other causes of death such as liver disease and alcohol use.
  • Flu hitting younger adults hard, vaccination helps: CDC - deaths up for people 18 to 64.

    02/20/2014 3:03:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    MSN ^ | 2/20/14 | Randy Dotinga
    People aged 18 to 64 represent 61 percent of all flu hospitalizations this flu season, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This age group accounted for only about 35 percent of flu-related hospitalizations the last three seasons, officials said at a CDC news conference. "We think one of the reasons flu is hitting younger adults hard is that such a low proportion get a flu shot, even those with underlying conditions like asthma, COPD, and diabetes," said CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden at the news conference. "The bottom line is, influenza can make anyone very sick,...
  • Dear Mommy, I'm Sorry

    02/16/2014 7:28:00 PM PST · by OneVike · 33 replies
    ???????? | Unknown
    Dear Mommy,I'm Sorry I am in Heaven now, sitting on Jesus' lap. He loves me and cries with me; for my heart has been broken. I so wanted to be your little girl. I don't quite understand what has happened. I was so excited when I began realizing my chance. I was in a dark, yet comfortable place. I saw I had fingers and toes. I was pretty far along in my developing, yet not near ready to leave my surroundings. I spent most of my time thinking or sleeping. Even from my earliest days, I felt a special...
  • Belgium set to extend right-to-die law to children By

    02/11/2014 12:13:50 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Yahoos ^ | 2-11-14 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG
    BRUSSELS (AP) Belgium, one of the very few countries where euthanasia is legal, is expected to take the unprecedented step this week of abolishing age restrictions on who can ask to be put to death extending the right to children for the first time .The legislation appears to have wide support in the largely liberal country.
  • New Jersey Couple Each Die Hours Apart, After Lifetime Together

    02/09/2014 5:10:03 PM PST · by libstripper · 31 replies
    CBS New York ^ | Feb 7, 2014 | Jessica Schneider
    WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) Michael and Olympia DeNittis literally spent a lifetime together in New Jersey, and died just hours apart this week.
  • Planned Parenthood Must Pay $2 Million Settlement After Killing Woman in Abortion

    02/08/2014 1:35:18 PM PST · by kathsua · 18 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 2/7/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood Must Pay $2 Million Settlement After Killing Woman in Abortion by Steven Ertelt | Chicago, IL | LifeNews.com | 2/7/14 4:10 PM Print Email National 1196 Share The Planned Parenthood abortion business has been forced to pay a $2 million settlement to the family of a black woman it killed in a botched legal abortion in 2012. Walter Hoye, a black pro-life leader who has closely followed the case, obtained a copy of the court order awarding the settlement. The settlement document indicates Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation must pay her...
  • Pilot pleads guilty in death of woman who fell from his hang glider in 2012

    02/08/2014 2:54:10 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 8 replies
    National Post ^ | Feb. 7, 2014 | Vivian Luk, Canadian Press
    CHILLIWACK, B.C. A former British Columbia hang-glider pilot whose passenger fell 300 metres to her death during a flight that was an anniversary gift pleaded guilty Friday to criminal negligence causing death. William Jon Orders was charged in the death of 27-year-old Lenami Godinez-Avila, who plunged from Orders hang glider shortly after takeoff during a flight above B.C.s Fraser Valley on April 28, 2012. Orders was also charged with obstruction of justice over allegations he swallowed a memory card that may have contained video of the incident. It wasnt immediately clear what would happen to that charge.
  • This is What We All Looked Like at 12 Weeks. Legal to Kill in All 50 States.

    02/07/2014 1:51:04 PM PST · by lbryce · 19 replies
  • If You dont think you have fear of death, think again. The Bible says it is the doorway Satan uses

    02/04/2014 10:04:51 AM PST · by NYer · 375 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | February 4, 2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In Sunday’s Mass (Feast of the Presentation) there was an excerpt from the Letter to the Hebrews which describes our most basic and primal fear. The Hebrews text both names it and describes it as being the very source of our bondage: The Fear of DeathBut I am not convinced that many of us understand the phrase as richly as possible, for “death” here is as much an allegory as referring to the actual and singular event of our passage from this world. In order to unlock the secret of the text I want to suggest to you an interpretation...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman dead after apparent drug overdose: cops

    02/02/2014 10:43:03 AM PST · by John W · 176 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 2, 2014 | Larry Celona and Bruce Golding
    Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose inside a Greenwich Village home on Sunday, cops said. Hoffmans body was found by a friend at 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning in an apartment at 35 Bethune St., sources said.
  • Mexico Trying to Stop Texas from Executing Illegal Alien Cop Killer With John Kerrys Help

    01/21/2014 12:23:17 PM PST · by montag813 · 29 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-21-2014 | John Urban
    Twisted Trio: Mexico, the U.N., and John Kerry are working to save the life of ghoulish illegal alien cop-killer Edgar Arias Tamayo.- by John Urban | Top Right NewsMexico's government is trying to block the execution of a convicted cop killer in Texas this week, arguing that it would violate international law. And our very own Secretary of State John Kerry is working with them -- and the United Nations --trying to save the life of an illegal alien murderer.You heard that right. Edgar Arias Tamayo, a 46-year old Mexican man, was in the country illegally when he killed Houston...
  • Jimmy Kimmel Savages ObamaCare and Uninformed Young People Who Support It

    01/15/2014 9:03:49 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/15/14 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters has been reporting for months, late night comics have been tearing the atrocious rollout of ObamaCare apart. Conceivably the best job done to date was by ABCs Jimmy Kimmel who during his opening monologue Tuesday evening absolutely savaged the law whilst ridiculing the uninformed young people in this country that have ignorantly supported something that clearly harms them (video follows with transcript and commentary):.... Really delicious stuff. However, this raises a question: with the exception of the penis pump issue, everything that Kimmel addressed was known before ObamaCare was enacted. Certainly, Americas youth are woefully uninformed but...
  • Single-Payer Is Not Dead

    01/14/2014 10:11:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 1/14/14 | Froma Harrop
    The prospects for single-payer health care -- adored by many liberals, despised by private health insurers and looking better all the time to others -- did not die in the Affordable Care Act. It was thrown a lifeline through a little-known provision tucked in the famously long legislation. Single-payer groups in several states are now lining up to make use of Section 1332. Vermont is way ahead of the pack, but Hawaii, Oregon, New York, Washington, California, Colorado and Maryland have strong single-payer movements. First, some definitions. Single-payer is a system where the government pays all medical bills. Canada has...
  • Iran's Khamenei responds to Sharon's death

    01/11/2014 11:11:49 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Iran's leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday, via Twitter, that Israel had high expectations of former prime minister Ariel Sharon, but instead claims he led to the intifada. "The Zionists all hopes relied on this vulture (Ariel #Sharon) to bring down the rising nation of #Palestine to their knees." "He (#Sharon) was their last hope. ....
  • What Is Eternal Life?

    07/26/2012 3:15:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | July 25, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I often think we haven’t done a very good job in setting forth the doctrine of Eternal Life. For most people the concept seems a rather flat one, namely, that we shall live for ever and ever and ever…. And frankly for many such a concept seems rather unappealing even if the place of it is heaven. Heaven too is often poorly understood. It is reduced to a rather egocentric notion of a place where I will be happy. I’ll have a mansion, I’ll see my mother again, I won’t suffer…. But most moderns in their description never get around...
  • What are you really afraid of? An answer from the Bible

    07/25/2012 3:12:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | July 24, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What is it that really holds us in bondage? What is it that is truly the source of our problem, our sins, our selfishness, our anger, our lust and pride? Original Sin? Yes but where does the wound of sin really set up shop in us and stay open for business? What does it tap into for its strength? Scripture has an interesting answer to this question: Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of deaththat is, the devil and free...
  • You Must Faithful Over a Few Things to Be Ruler Over Many Things...

    09/18/2010 7:57:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 9/18/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    The Lord Jesus give a penetrating analysis of the state of the sinner and some very sobering advice to we would-be saints in todays Gospel. Lets look at the Gospel in two stages: The Analysis of the Sinner and the Advice to the Saints.I. ANALYSIS OF THE SINNER - The Lord Jesus describes a sinful steward in the opening lines of this gospel. Lets look at the description: A. DEFINITION (of the sinner)- Jesus said to his disciples, A rich man had a steward Notice he is called a steward not an owner. God is the owner of everything,...
  • Fukushima radioactive material has reached the west coast as of June 2013 by ocean transport

    Jay T. Cullen, Associate Professor of marine chemistry at the University of Victoria, Daily Kos diary, Jan. 4, 2014: [...] Fukushima derived Cs has reached the west coast as of June 2013 by ocean transport but [the] concentrations of Cs continue to be well below levels thought to pose environmental or public health threats. There have been a number of popular press articles that [...] report the timing of the arrival of the radionuclides but offer no perspective on the actual levels and the associated risk to residents of the west coast (e.g. link). [...] About 93% of radioactivity in...
  • Florida man on death row for 40 years executed (Askari Abdullah Muhammad)

    01/07/2014 5:11:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/07/14 | Bill Cotterell
    **SNIP** Askari Abdullah Muhammad, 62, who was known as Thomas Knight when he killed his former employer and his wife in 1974, was pronounced dead at 6:45 p.m. EDT (2345 GMT) from a lethal injection, said Misty Cash, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Corrections. **SNIP** Muhammad was sentenced to death for the 1974 murders of Sydney and Lillian Gans in Miami. Muhammad had previously worked for Gans at a paper bag company, and abducted him from a parking lot with a rifle, forcing Gans to drive home and get his wife before making them withdraw $50,000 from a...
  • Hospital Agrees to Let Family Move Jahi McMath to New Medical Facility

    01/05/2014 2:15:51 AM PST · by kathsua · 29 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 1/04/14 | Steve Srtelt
    After a protracted legal battle, Childrens Hospital Oakland reached an agreement with Jahi Mcmaths family to allow a medical team to enter the hospital to perform the procedures necessary to move her to a medical facility that will continue her care and treatment. Her mother and family say she is alive following a tonsillectomy gone awry that has left her in an incapacitated state since early December. The family in the case says the hospital has been starving Jahi for three weeks. The San Francisco Chronicle has more details: The agreement, described in the courtroom of Alameda County Superior Court...
  • One in five brain dead patients still alive, claims lawsuit

    01/03/2014 6:34:06 PM PST · by Marie · 64 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 10/01/2012 | Hilary White
    At least one in five patients declared brain dead and approved as organ donors by one organ donation organization, are in fact still alive and are being killed by the removal of vital organs, a lawsuit filed last week in Manhattan alleges. The suit outlines the ghoulish worst-case scenario, one that was widely dismissed as scaremongering in the early days of the development of organ transplant technology, but which is getting a second hearing amidst growing concerns that coercion and abuse are becoming increasingly common in the highly lucrative transplant business. Patrick McMahon, a nurse practitioner and Air Force combat...
  • Where is Jesus Between His Death and Resurrection?

    04/23/2011 1:27:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 211 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | April 22, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Where is Christ after he dies on Friday afternoon and before he rises on Easter Sunday? Both Scripture and Tradition answer this question. Consider the following from a Second Century Sermon and also a mediation from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.An Ancient Sermon: Today a great silence reigns on earth, a great silence and a great stillness. A great silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up all who have slept ever since the world began. . . He has gone...
  • 99 & 1/2 Wont Do A Meditation on Purgatory

    11/02/2010 7:45:16 AM PDT · by Salvation · 119 replies · 1+ views
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | November 1, 2010 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    99 & 1/2 Wont Do A Meditation on PurgatoryBy: Msgr. Charles Pope I have blogged before on Purgatory. For example here: Purgatory Biblical and Reasonable. I have also provided a PDF document on the Biblical roots of the teaching here: PDF Document on Purgatory .On this Feast of All Souls I want to reflect on Purgatory as the necessary result of a promise. Many people think of purgatory primarily in terms of punishment, but it is also important to think of it in terms of promise, purity and perfection. Some of our deceased brethren are having the...
  • A View to Die For 32 Story High Rise Cemetery

    12/17/2011 3:10:35 PM PST · by NYer · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 16, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    It is no surprise to learn that, as land values continue to rise, space for cemeteries gets scarce. I have seen more and more mausoleums be built at the local cemeteries, and they are getting taller as the years go on. But the picture to the right really takes the concept to new heights! The picture is The Memorial Necrópole Ecumênica III, a vertical cemetery in Santos, Brazil. It is the world’s tallest cemetery, with burial spaces on 32 floors. There’s also a restaurant, chapel, lagoon and peacock garden. It has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in...
  • .and Death is Gain A Meditation on the Christian View of Death [Catholic Caucus]

    11/03/2010 8:13:29 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington.org ^ | November 2, 2010 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    .and Death is Gain A Meditation on the Christian View of DeathBy: Msgr. Charles Pope In the month of November we remember the souls of the faithful departed and our obligation to pray for them . November and into the early part of Advent is also a part of the Church Calendar when we begin to ponder the last things: death, judgment, heaven and hell. In the Northern hemisphere the days grow shorter and in regions further north, the once green trees and fields shed their lively green, and after the brief golden gown of autumn, a kind...
  • Don't Let Death Stop your Social Security

    12/29/2013 5:53:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/28/2013 | J. Robert Smith
    Uncle Sam, always generous to a fault with taxpayers' money, doled out about $108 billion in Social Security benefits to the dead in 2012. Give or take a few billion, over a decade that's about $1 trillion going to folks who crossed the River Styx. Or more likely their kin, who may or may not take portions of the proceeds to decorate their loved ones' graves. The Washington Times reported on Friday that the Social Security Administration does a spotty job tracking Social Security recipients' deaths, hence the dollars for the dead. Reports the Times: "BecauseSSAdoes not verify death...
  • Former CF Paul Blair dies at 69

    12/26/2013 10:18:28 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    AP ^ | December 27, 2013
    BALTIMORE -- Paul Blair, the eight-time Gold Glove center fielder who helped the Baltimore Orioles win World Series titles in 1966 and '70, has died. He was 69. Blair died Thursday night at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Blair's wife, Gloria, told The Baltimore Sun that Blair played a round of golf with friends Thursday morning and later lost consciousness at a celebrity bowling tournament in Pikesville.
  • The Negative Health Effects of Homosexuality (Classic for Your Files)

    12/26/2013 5:28:16 AM PST · by xzins · 69 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | Timothy J. Dailey, Ph. D.
    The Negative Health Effects of Homosexuality By Timothy J. Dailey, Ph. D. Senior Fellow, Center for Marriage and Family Studies Homosexual activists attempt to portray their lifestyle as normal and healthy, and insist that homosexual relationships are the equivalent in every way to their heterosexual counterparts. Hollywood and the media relentlessly propagate the image of the fit, healthy, and well-adjusted homosexual. The reality is quite opposite to this caricature which was recently conceded by the homosexual newspaper New York Blade News: Reports at a national conference about sexually transmitted diseases indicate that gay men are in the highest risk group...
  • Hedge fund titan, giant of philanthropy leaps to his death after stroke (Robert W. Wilson)

    12/25/2013 11:35:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/24/13 | Emily Smith, Dana Sauchelli
    Multimillionaire philanthropist Robert W. Wilson, 86, took his own life Monday by throwing himself from his luxury Upper West Side high-rise apartment, just a few months after suffering a debilitating stroke, sources said. The former Wall Street hedge fund titan who donated hundreds of millions to charity left a note before leaping at about 11 a.m. from the 16th floor of the famed San Remo, which overlooks Central Park West, cops said. He was 86 and suffered a stroke a few months ago, said Wilsons friend, Stephen Viscusi. He always said he didnt want to suffer, and when...