Sunday, November 30, 2008
So-called "PVS" victim, testifies against her perp!
Precisely as Terri might have done
November 27, 2008
Stepfather Is Convicted in Beating
By KATIE ZEZIMA
BOSTON — A jury in Springfield, Mass., convicted a man on Wednesday in connection with a beating that left his stepdaughter with a severe brain injury that led to an end-of-life dispute.
The stepfather, Jason Strickland, was convicted of five of the six assault and battery charges that stemmed from the September 2005 beating of the girl, Haleigh Poutre. Haleigh, then 11, was left comatose and on life support with severe brain damage.
The case drew national attention when the state sought to end life support after doctors determined that Haleigh was in a permanent vegetative state. Mr. Strickland, who had been charged, opposed the move.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court backed the state’s decision, but Haleigh soon began improving. Now 14, she lives in a rehabilitation center, where she attends school. A video played at the trial showed her pointing at letters and feeding herself.
Mr. Strickland and his wife, Holli, Haleigh’s biological aunt, were raising the girl and her sister in Westfield, Mass. Ms. Strickland died in what was apparently a murder-suicide with her grandmother days after charges were filed against the Stricklands.
The verdict came hours after the jury had asked Judge Judd Carhart if a conviction required that Mr. Strickland was present during the beating that caused the brain injury or simply aware of it, Judge Carhart’s clerk said. Judge Carhart said jurors had to believe only that Mr. Strickland knew that leaving Haleigh with his wife posed a risk of injury.
Mr. Strickland, 34, testified that he had never abused Haleigh. The girl had been treated many times for bruises and other injuries, but Mr. Strickland said he believed his wife’s claims that the injuries were self-inflicted.
A baby sitter testified that she had seen Ms. Strickland push Haleigh down the stairs and hit her with a bat, and that she had seen Mr. Strickland hit Haleigh.
Haleigh’s sister, Samantha, 12, who failed to identify Mr. Strickland in court, testified that she had seen the Stricklands push Haleigh down the stairs.
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WORLD WIDE INSANITY!
""There were armed policemen hiding all around the station but none of them did anything," he said. "At one point, I ran up to them and told them to use their weapons. I said, 'Shoot them, they're sitting ducks!' but they just didn't shoot back."
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Thursday, November 27, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH
Outrage over Planned Parenthood Christmas 'gift' cards
'It is difficult to think of a more tasteless, ghoulish thing to give anyone'
Posted: November 26, 2008
9:05 pm Eastern
By Bob Unruh
Planned Parenthood's "gift" certificates
Planned Parenthood, which in past years has promoted a "Choice on Earth" abortion campaigns during the Christmas season, has a new outreach, offering Christmas gift certificates to be used for abortions.
"It is difficult to think of a more tasteless, ghoulish thing to give anyone. I refuse to refer to these financial instruments as gifts as they are nothing more than a legal way to put a hit out on someone," said a participant in a forum at the online Lone Star Times, where the plan was reported.
"Planned Parenthood, this generation's King Herod, you know, the guy who ordered the mass slaughter of babies when Jesus was born," added WND columnist Jill Stanek, who also documented the plan on her blog.
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Monday, November 24, 2008
Lauren Richardson -- Wrong Result
The Delaware News-Journal had more, this morning, on the settlement between the parents in the Lauren Richardson case.
The mother had originally fought to remove Lauren's life-sustaining medical treatment because "she felt bound by her promise to her daughter." She proved in a court of law with clear and convincing evidence that lauren would not have wanted that treatment.
Now she has agreed with Lauren's father to continue treating Lauren. That agreement, however, should not be sufficient to end the court's involvement here. At this point, it looks like Lauren's parents are not acting as proper substitute decision makers under the Delaware Health Care Decisions Act because they appear to be doing something to Lauren that she would not have wanted.
In short, it seems that an evidentiary hearing is required to determine exactly why the mother has changed her mind. Otherwise, the court should appoint a guardian authorized to make the decision to withdraw life support.
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Thursday, November 20, 2008
HOORAH FOR HALEIGH!!
May justice prevail . . .
Never Before Seen Video of Haleigh Poutre
Story Updated: Nov 19, 2008 at 1:29 AM EST
A never before seen video gives a rare glimpse at the life of Haleigh Poutre, more than three years after she was allegedly beaten into a coma.
Poutre Family Sees Haleigh for First Time in Two Years
The courtroom fell silent for nearly half an hour as jurors were shown the first video of Haleigh as she looks and acts today.
She wears a body brace and leg casts, can not sit up or stand on her own and cannot walk without support.
"She moves her legs and pushes a walker about 20 or 30 feet," says Dr. Jeffrey Forman of the Franciscan Children's Hospital. "Her best effort might have been 100 feet."
To communicate Haleigh uses a letter board to spell out what she wants to say, and though she can speak, doctors say her words are nearly incomprehensible.
"I think that's one of the shortcomings of the video, we're not able to hear what her voice is really like," says Forman. "It would have shown just how severely her voice is effected."
Haleigh's stepfather and alleged abuser, Jason Strickland, stared blankly as the video was shown. He is accused of pushing Haleigh down the stairs of their Westfield home in September of 2005. And though the video shows the lasting effect of severe brain trauma, the jury also viewed pictures of Haleigh when she was first brought to the hospital.
The photos show injuries already starting to heal, the most gruesome of which is a large burn in the center of Haleigh's chest. Prosecutors say a heat gun was held against her skin. Each cut, burn and bruise painted a disturbing picture of alleged abuse that ultimately denied Haleigh a chance at a normal life.
"She's unable to take care of her daily needs," says Forman. "She can't go to the bathroom by herself, she needs assistance for feeding."
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Mom in China Freed Without Forced Abortion
Pregnant Mother's Case Drew International Attention and Outrage
By ANNA SCHECTER and MADDY SAUER
Nov. 18, 2008—
A six-month pregnant mother of two who faced a forced abortion by Chinese authorities has been freed and allowed to continue her pregnancy, according to Radio Free Asia. The case had attracted international attention and outrage.
Arigul Tursun was scheduled to undergo the abortion against her will as early as today because authorities said she was entitled to only two children, according to the Uyghur Human Rights Project.
"I am all right and I am home now," Tursun told RFA.
The local population control committee chief reportedly said Tursun was released because "she wasn't in good enough health to have an abortion."
Tursun had earlier escaped from the hospital where she was kept under guard. Her husband said village authorities threatened to confiscate his house and farmland if his wife wasn't found. Police later tracked her down at the home of a relative.
The case sparked outrage in the U.S. among members of Congress. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) called forced abortions a "barbaric practice" and made a personal appeal on behalf of Tursun directly to the Chinese ambassador.
"Twice Arzigul has fled and been recaptured by China's population control cadres," said Smith. "Is the Chinese government really going to forcibly abort a third-trimester baby, after the mother's desperate efforts to save her child have become a global news story? We hope and pray they will hear the mother's plea and refrain from such brutality."
Rep. Joe Pitt (R-Penn.) also called for Tursun's release. "I call on the Chinese government to immediately intervene in order to stop any forced abortion from taking place," said Pitt. "Though we know Chinese authorities regularly used forced abortions to enforce its coercive population control program, carrying out this brutal procedure with the world watching Arzigul Tursun's case would display an utter disregard for any notion of human rights by Chinese authorities."
China's One Child Policy
Tursun and her family are members of the Uyghur Muslim group based in China's western region of Xinjiang.
China's one-child policy applies mainly to the Han Chinese majority in China, but allows ethnic minorities, including Uyghurs, to have additional children, with peasants permitted to have three children and city-dwellers to have two, according to China's official news agency.
But while Tursun is a peasant, her husband is from a city so their status was unclear.
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The Best Thing Happened To End Black Genocide
The People in Darkness Will See a Great Light
Contact: Rev Clenard H. Childress Jr, 201-740-9325
WASHINGTON, November 17 /Christian Newswire/ -- Now is the time to ride the wave of the Spirit of social justice and free those who have been unlawfully sentenced to die. Yes, now is the time! We can never think God has not heard the silent cries of innocent blood being shed. That cry ascends to His merciful ear day after day. November 4th, 2008 will always be remembered for the election of Barack Obama, the most pro-abortion presidential candidate in the history of the United States. I was quickened with the understanding it will also mark the day of the greatest opportunity ever to have been handed me, as well as other Civil Rights Activists for the unborn. No, it's not what I asked for, but it's what I have been praying for since I first heard of the holocaust levied against babies in America and especially those in the African-American Community.
With the election of Barack Obama, we now have a face to put on the abortion plague and a link to the leader of the abortion industry, Planned Parenthood. Despite our efforts, in reality, the time to make this connection was clouded by the notoriety of the first black president and a failing economy. The result is: people still don't know who Barack Obama is and many are now looking deeper into the president elect's life and associations. The truth is: knowing his defeat would only minimize this exposure to America, God has now set it up for a global impact of astronomical proportions.
We have a global audience -
We as defenders of the rights of the unborn, now have a face to attach to the decimation of the Black Community and to wake up our community which has been asleep on this critical issue. You say, how? Well, if you knocked on 5,000 doors in Harlem or any other Black Community and asked the question, "who is Cecile Richards?" I guarantee you at least 4,999 would say, "I don't know!" They don't know she is the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood and is leading the genocide of infants in the Black Community. If you went back and asked that same 5,000 of who Barack Obama is, I guarantee you every one of them knows that name! Now, all that is left for me and those likeminded to do, is to connect the dots and challenge individuals to look at the legacy and history of Planned Parenthood and the bond Barack Obama has with them. This will cause them to know the history of America's leading infant killer and read speeches by Barack Obama commending them on their killing. Result: guilt by association! We have never had such an important key given to us to reach the Black Community and it is up to every willing worker to contribute and support this golden opportunity.
Let me quickly quote a salient statement from Margaret Sanger in her letter to the heir of Proctor and Gamble, Clarence Gamble:
"We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. (Dare I say: Community organizer?) The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don't want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."
The United States has elected (hired) a man who totally fits the criterion laid out by Margaret Sanger. Can you believe that? Why? If God is sovereign, and He is; and if His word is true, and it is; then He it is He who, "sets kings up and puts kings down." God decides who our rulers are going to be, good, bad or indifferent. If abortion is America's most egregious sin, and it is; and the set-time to address it has come, and it has; then we will have to make our case clear enough for the persons who are most effected to see it clearly – the African-American Community. We have it set before us as never before!
After 40 there is a shift -
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Sunday, November 16, 2008
EVIL, EVIL EMPIRE UPDATE
China orders termination for mum-to-be
November 16, 2008 12:00am
A STORM of international protest is building over a Chinese ruling that a Muslim Uighur woman who is six months pregnant must have an abortion or lose her home.
Chinese authorities have ordered Arzigul Tursun, who is 26 weeks pregnant, to abort her unborn child because she has two other children.
She is under watch at the Municipal Watergate Hospital in Yining in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region, which is populated heavily with Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim minority. Supporters are concerned a forced abortion at such a late stage could threaten Arzigul's health.
According to the Washington-based Uyghur Human Rights Project, Arzigul and her husband, Nurmemet, fled their village when she became pregnant, but returned after officials warned their house and property would be seized if Arzigul did not have an abortion.
"We considered our two girls," said Nurmemet. "If the house and properties were taken away, how would they live? So my wife came back and went to the hospital."
US Representative Christopher Smith, a New Jersey Republican, wrote to China's ambassador to Washington, Zhou Wenzhong, last week to demand the forced abortion not be carried out.
Militant Uighurs seeking independence from China have carried out an intensified terror campaign and social tensions in the region are high.
Because of its population of 1.3 billion, China maintains a one-child-per-family rule on majority Han Chinese.
Minority urban couples may have two children, while rural farmers may have three.
Arzigul holds a rural household registration but her husband is registered in an urban area.
Local officials eventually demanded that she terminate her pregnancy.
China says its population would have risen far more if 400 million abortions had not been performed in the past three decades.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY!!
This is in honor of my Uncle Tom, who was shot down over Yugoslavia during WW2.
He was a POW for months but finally returned home and served in several symphonies over the rest of his lifetime as a first violin player.
I tried to buy him a Veteran's Day card at Target
and Borders Books this year but sadly, neither had ordered any.
How dare we forget our nation's heros?
THANK YOU Applebees and Golden Corral
for remembering, with a free meal, those who selflessly served and continue to do so that we might be free!
God Bless America . . .
Monday, November 10, 2008
REFRESHING BIAS IN ASIANEWS.IT
UNITED STATES - ASIA
Obama: pro-abortion president who will harm America's blacks
by Mark Tardiff
The joy over the first black head of state must not overshadow the fact that Obama supports extremely permissive abortion laws, and is against the rights of the unborn. Abortion is diminishing black American communities. The design of Planned Parenthood has always been that of using black leaders to promote the self-destruction of their own people. Mark Tardiff, an American, is a member of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions, and was a missionary in Japan.
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
MIRACULOUS ANSWERS TO PRAYERS!!
Lauren’s family would like to share with you the happy news that a path of healing and restoration is now in place for Lauren.
Lauren’s situation up until now has been a court issue, but this decision has been reached as a family, united in prayer and faith.
Lauren’s family will work together to love and care for Lauren and her child, giving God the glory for placing them in our lives. God’s presence has been evident in Lauren’s situation from the time of her initial injury and we give thanks and feel that God has a purpose for what has taken place.
We thank those who have expressed concern for Lauren and have prayed for her. You will never know how much your faith and love have meant to Lauren and to us as her family. We would also ask you to continue praying for Lauren. It is our prayer that God will heal Lauren and make her a witness for Him.
We feel that Lauren’s story, in a sense, is just beginning. We will continue to share updates with you concerning Lauren’s progress.
Love and Blessings,