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Conservative Christians Rebuke Tea Party Extremists
ThinkProgress traveled to Liberty University, one of the most conservative Christian universities in the country, earlier this week to cover a speech by Texas Governor Rick Perry. Following Perry’s speech, we asked students to comment on the shocking moment during this week’s GOP presidential debate when the Tea Party crowd cheered for the death of an uninsured man. Check out the video from ThinkProgress’ Scott Keyes:
Here’s the transcript:
KEYES: In the debate on Monday, there was the question of whether or not a 30 year old who doesn’t have health insurance and gets in a major accident, we ought to just let him die or we ought to provide care for him. What do you think would be the Christian thing to do?STUDENT 1: Definitely to give him care, no matter what your age is.
KEYES: What do you think the Christian thing to do there is?
STUDENT 2: If he didn’t have health insurance?
STUDENT 2: I would say take care of him.
KEYES: Do you think it’s un-Christian to be letting uninsured people die? What would you do?
STUDENT 3: Why would someone let anyone die just because they can’t pay for something? That’s the thing I don’t understand. Me and my family, we’re financially impaired right now, we’re in a shelter. We have insurance and all that, but at the same time for those who don’t have insurance, what’s the point of killing someone, taking a life, just because they can’t pay for something? It’s like going to a hospital, charging millions of dollars to have an operation to save someone’s life, they can’t pay for it, okay so we’ve got to kill them? We can’t save a life because they can’t pay for it? That doesn’t make any sense to me, I don’t understand.
KEYES: Do you think that’s a Christian thing to let an uninsured person die?
STUDENT 4: Absolutely not. I don’t see how that’s Christian in any way. I mean “Christian.” I think everyone has the right to life, including I don’t agree with capital punishment, I think that those people also have a right to life.
KEYES: What do you think the Christian thing to do there would be?
STUDENT 5: I believe provide care for him. I believe we should provide some care for him.
KEYES: What do you think, do you think that it would be Christian to let uninsured people die?
STUDENT 6: I don’t think it is. I think that they should work towards making sure that people no matter what should live.
STUDENT 3: I bet if Jesus came back right now, all them politicians, all them doctors who had to do something like that would probably give their life to Christ because they felt so bad about themselves. Because they knew that they took a life just because someone couldn’t pay for it.
Evening Brief: Important Stories That You May Have Missed
Austin Frakt explains how Medicare premiums already vary by income.
The Georgia Tea Party is arguing that “the county should abandon its light rail proposal because if the light rail line were to be completed, it would become a magnet for terrorist attacks.”
Michelle Bachmann’s claim that “immigration law worked beautifully” in the 1960s overlooks the fact that those laws favored white immigrants from Northern European countries and excluded or disadvantaged Jews, Asians and Africans.
The United States, in all likelihood, will veto the Palestinian request for United Nations recognized statehood but Notre Dame political science professor Michael C. Desch argues that the Obama administration should start looking at the long-term strategic benefits of not hindering the Palestinians at the UN.
The same group of neoconservatives who helped push the U.S. into invading Iraq are now pushing for an indefinite U.S. military presence in Iraq.
President Obama angered environmentalists with his reversal on smog regulations. But once it’s put into context, where does his green record really stand?
Fifty-one Congressional members have spoken out against the pending execution of Troy Davis next week, who is sentenced to death despite substantial doubt about the evidence.
Groups fire back at House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) claim that homosexuality is a choice as a reason for supporting the “Defense of Marriage Act.”
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Facundo Cabral – No soy de aqui, ni soy de alla – Cantante argentino asesinado en Guatemala emboscada
Songwriter Facundo Cabral was riding with a concert promoter who may have been the intended target of the gunmen, Guatemala’s interior minister says.
- [picture of deceased removed from LA Times online article by owner perhaps out of respect for the deceased and family]
- “Facundo Cabral was an idol for entire nations, and his death damages not only Guatemala but the entire world,” Guatemalan human rights prosecutor Sergio Morales said.
Reporting from San Salvador and Mexico City — Argentine songwriter and singer Facundo Cabral, an icon of Latin American folk and protest music, was shot to death early Saturday by unknown gunmen who intercepted his car in Guatemala City and pumped it full of bullets.
Guatemalan authorities said they had not yet determined a motive for the slaying, which appeared to be a well-orchestrated ambush, and there were suggestions that a businessman accompanying Cabral might have been the intended target. Guatemala has one of the highest murder rates in the region, exacerbated in recent years by the invasion of Mexican drug traffickers. [more]
Bayer Distributes AIDS
PART 1 OF 5
By J. Holcombe, D. Jacobson, and T. Ruhl
“Farbenfabriken Bayer’s worldwide efforts had left few places lacking aspirin. In the United States, Bayer’s giant factory produced aspirin under “American” management. After Bayer executives were charged with violating the Trading with the Enemies Act in August 1918, advertisements encouraged confidence in aspirin.” Karen Starko
The world has believed for almost a century that a new and virulent virus came out of nowhere worldwide and killed millions in 1918. Two reports, one published in 2008 and the second in 2009, lay that myth to rest for good.
The first report came as a press release on August 19, 2008, from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID):
“Bacteriologic and histopathologic results from published autopsy series clearly and consistently implicated secondary bacterial pneumonia caused by common upper respiratory–tract bacteria in most influenza fatalities.”
People were killed by common bacteria found in the upper respiratory tract, according to research uncovered by F. William Engdahl:
“The 20 to 40 million deaths worldwide from the great 1918 Influenza Pandemic were NOT due to ‘flu’ or a virus, but to pneumonia caused by massive bacterial infection.”
The NIAID press release did not, however, address what caused the bacterial infections, but research by Dr. Karen Starko does. She implicates aspirin, dovetailing with the NIAID research on pneumonia from massive bacterial infection, and goes further in also explaining the extreme rapidity of death:
“Mortality was driven by 2 overlapping clinical-pathologic syndromes: an early, severe acute respiratory distress (ARDS)-like condition, which was estimated to have caused 10%-15% of deaths (sequential autopsy series are lacking); and a subsequent, aggressive bacterial pneumonia “superinfection,” which was present in the majority of deaths.”
In looking at reports of those who died, two distinct groups became readily apparent to Starko, based on a very distinctive time frame from health to death:
1. People who died of pneumonia from a bacteria infection became sick and things deteriorated at varying rates from there to death; and
2. People who died so astoundingly fast that those deaths became a classic part of the frightening legend of the 1918 “flu” – people perfectly well in the morning and dead within a matter of hours. [more]
PART 2 OF 5
By J. Holcombe, D. Jacobson, and T. Ruhl
“In February 1917, Bayer lost its American patent on aspirin, opening a lucrative drug market to many manufacturers. Bayer fought back with copious advertising, celebrating the brand’s purity just as the epidemic was reaching its peak.” The New York Times
In Part 1, we revealed that while most believed for 100 years that a flu virus killed millions of people worldwide in 1918, medical forensic research discovered that most died of pneumonia caused by a massive bacterial infection. Here, we discuss how this research also shows that homeopathy saved people’s lives during that time, while aspirin killed them.
Karen Starko’s research shows that “Aspirin advertisements in August 1918 and a series of official recommendations for aspirin in September and early October preceded the death spike of October 1918.”
“The number of deaths in the United increased steeply, peaking first in the Navy in late September, then in the Army in early October, and finally in the general population in late October.”
Of tremendous significance is a single sentence in Starko‘s work.
“Homeopaths, who thought aspirin was a poison, claimed few deaths.”
That sentence stands out against a backdrop of millions of the deaths caused by Bayer and the pharmaceutical industry of the day. [more]
Gary Coleman Murdered?
In backward order let me consider what someone might mean when they ask if Gary Coleman was murdered, noting that the actual murder would have had to have taken place at the time Gary Coleman was removed from life support at Shannon Price’s request. That is, the murder would have occurred then, if we are suggesting that Shannon Price is the murderess.
Not likely, is the only reasonable answer to this question. Why? First off, since the OJ Simpson marathon, everyone knows that a criminal charge requires a much higher standard of proof to obtain a conviction than any civil lawsuit. If you know anything about how much it takes to take someone off life support, then you would know that the hospital would have consulted its lawyers about any possible wrongful death lawsuit before any action was taken. Since the hospital would top the list of respondents in any civil lawsuit, they would have been idiots to allow Shannon Price any choice in the matter, unless it was a legal, medical and moral possibility with a well documented paper trail of Gary Coleman’s last wishes.
No matter how foolish and crass Shannon Price’s remarks might have been, they reveal nothing except her foolishness. She can even reveal all sorts of hostile intent and it would still be meaningless. She could find all sorts of ways to profit off his death and it is even more meaningless. The most we could reasonably conclude from this is that she unwitting fulfilled Gary Coleman’s wishes and happened to profit from it. I know that for me, I do not want to ever be faced with the possibility of being trapped in my body. Anyone that can come along and make sure that I am let die or even killed, please do so. If you can find a way to make money off it, then god bless you. If I look like I might have changed my mind at the last minute, tough, don’t believe it. If someone is around that might have enough influence to not honor my wishes, then you might have to kill them first.
You say, wait let’s get back on topic, I mean she must have pushed him down the stairs. OK, Shannon Price, in her wheelchair pushed him down the stairs forcing herself into a situation where she would have to fend for herself and look heartless and stupid looking for ways to scrape up money. She, at the time, had no rational financial reason to do this (unless she is a good actress), so you say that she was violent and it was a crime of passion. Well, yes, they both had prior domestic violence charges against them in the recent past in this stormy relationship, none of which showed any physical violence or bodily harm. Gary had seizures. What makes a seizure less likely than a push? We don’t even know for sure that his head injury was from such a fall. Maybe his ex-manager who was named executor in the now defunct last will and testament pushed him thinking he could get the trust fund? Since, he was not dead at the foot of the stairs, then possibly it was all a conspiracy, since Shannon would have had to pull the plug to activate the terms of the old will which in no way benefited her, but was useless to anyone if he lived in a vegetative state in the hospital. This sounds like a just so story and must have sounded that way to the police as well.