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As the world burns…

The reference to burning has to do with the recent revelation that Hamas has been shooting phosphorous bombs into Israel. Remember the big hullabaloo the world made over Israel’s use of phosphorous during Operation Cast Lead? Never mind that it was later established upon investigation that Israel was not directing phosphorous weapons at enemy combatants, let alone civilians–where is the world outrage at Hamas deliberately targeting civilian populations with this stuff?

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One of the reasons I haven’t posted much lately is that I’ve been waiting for some definite outcome from the ongoing face to face talks between PM Netanyahu and PA President Abbas, and trying to make head or tails out of it all. Is Netanyahu giving away the store, or just being cagey, or what? An interesting piece in Haaretz this week takes the caginess tack, and seems to be saying that any good world leader will follow just such a strategy. So is he, or isn’t he? I frankly don’t know. I’d like to think he knows what he’s doing, but some of my sources closer to the ground aren’t seeing it that way.

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Hillary_and_Bibi_The_Happy_Couple_Ynet On the giving-away-the-store side is this troubling report in Ynet. Is the PM honestly considering releasing more terrorists, and extending the construction freeze, and ceding territory in some vain hope of getting the Arabs to come along nicely? Is the US holding some leverage we don’t know about? A surprising item in Arutz7 about a sudden visit to Washington (one Tweeter said something about Obama saying “fetch”) could be seen as further submission to American arm-twisting. I still hope not; one of my sources said simply that Netanyahu is “smoking out” the opposition. I still don’t know—let me know if you do, would you?

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John_Holdren_Wikiped And one more thing to leave you wondering, though it’s not directly tied in to the Middle Eastern Mess: do you remember John Holdren, President Barack Obama’s “Science Czar?” As I had written about earlier, he’s the one who was advocating forced abortions, among other things, in the interest of the greater good. Now we read about a recent interview in which he reiterated another one of his odd beliefs: the need for “a massive campaign …to restore a high-quality environment in North America and to de-develop the United States.”

De-develop!? Now what do you think that means? This time, don’t tell me—I don’t really want to know.

See y’all around, Good Lord willing, and if our government doesn’t escort us gently back to the stone age any time soon.

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Meet White House Doctor Death Number Two

John Holdren WH Science Czar

Or, Reproductive Rights Aren’t What You Thought They Were!

You mean you want to keep your baby? No, I’m sorry honey – that’s not allowed any more. We told you not to have children. Now, just come along like a good girl; it won’t hurt much. Just think of how you’re doing your part to save the planet from overpopulation! It’s such a small sacrifice for you to make.

What’s that you ask? Does Dr. Holdren let his granddaughters have children? Why that’s just not a question you should be asking. It isn’t any business of yours whether he chooses to have a family.

Don’t you give me that look! Look, we do this the easy way or the hard way…

What in the world am I talking about!? Am I trying to be a bad novelist?

I wish that were so, but this is an all too conceivable scenario with the appointment of the new White House Science “Czar”.

Now that Dr. Zeke Emanuel and his plans for end-your-life-sooner-than-you-thought services have been outed (oh, and he’s mighty unhappy about it ), another monster has surfaced from deep within the bowels of the Obamanation that maketh desolate.

Here are some excerpts from the writings of Dr. John Holdren, now Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy:

…it has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution…

It would even be possible to require pregnant single women to… have abortions…

Somewhat more repressive measures for discouraging large families have also been proposed…

The third approach to population limitation is that of involuntary fertility control. Several coercive proposals deserve discussion…

A program of sterilizing women after their second or third child might be easier to implement… in China, mothers of three children are commonly “expected” [Dr Holdren’s use of quotation marks here – lm] to undergo sterilization).

The development of a long-term sterilizing capsule… opens additional possibilities for coercive fertility control. The capsule could be implanted at puberty and might be removable, with official permission, for a limited number of births…

Some people—respected legislators, judges, and lawyers included—have viewed the right to have children as a fundamental and inalienable right. Yet neither the Declaration of Independence nor the Constitution mentions a right to reproduce…

In the United States, individuals have a constitutional right to privacy and it has been held that the right to privacy includes the right to choose whether or not to have children, at least to the extent that a woman has a right to choose not to have children. But the right is not unlimited. Where the society has a “compelling, subordinating interest” …the right of the individual may be curtailed.

It is often argued that the right to have children is so personal that the government should not regulate it… In today’s world, however, the number of children in a family is a matter of profound public concern… Why should the law not be able to prevent a person from having more than two children?

And so on… I’m sure you get the picture. But it’s not a pretty one.

I would very much like to think that this is not the first time you’ve heard of this, but I didn’t know about it myself until yesterday. If this is as much news to you as it was to me, I suggest you start with the Wikipedia article from which I drew these quotes, if only because of Wikipedia’s generally acknowledged authoritative standing, and then progress to the Zombietime Blog post on the matter, including a rather common sense treatment of how the hell this man got past a nomination committee of the US Senate. Basically, he lied. Well, Zombietime didn’t actually say that, I did. I look at Zombietime as more of a ball carrier – maybe a tight end – and I feel it’s more my job as a lineman to add my shoulder to the push, to try to shout to the world, “Look out! Heads up, before it’s too late!”

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