Thursday, August 23, 2007

No rain & plenty of heat!

Cooooolllllllllllllll! That feels better...even on my eyes!

Can't get a suntan here!

Michigan Tech ice statues at their annual Winter Carnival 2007 --

St. Michael the Archangel in ice statue form!

Go St. Michael the Archangel!

Feast Day - St. Rose of Lima

She had a great devotion to St. Catherine of too! = )

Without the burden of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of grace. The gift of grace increases as the struggles increase. ~St. Rose of Lima

Wireless tracking system would monitor patients

He said the system would also work as a behavior modifier, detecting when patients lapse on their prescribed regimens and issuing reminders.

That statement concerns me....

Romney Struggles to Define Abortion Stance

Sales soar for morning-after pill

GOD help us!

Granholm Removes Stem Cell Position

VeriChip & First Responders

VeriChip Corporation to Present at Fire Rescue International Conference


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The Queenship of the Blessed Vrigin Mary

I, (name), a faithless sinner, renew and ratify today in your hands,
O Immaculate Mother, the vows of my Baptism;
I renounce forever Satan, his pomps and works;
and I give myself entirely to Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Wisdom,
to carry my cross after Him all the days of my life, and to be more faithful to Him than I have ever been before.

In the presence of all the heavenly court, I choose you this day for my Mother and Queen. I deliver and consecrate to you, as your slave, my body and soul, my goods, both interior and exterior, and even the value of all my good actions, past, present, and future; leaving to you the entire and full right of disposing of me, and all that belongs to me, without exception, according to your good pleasure, for the greater glory of God, in time and eternity.

Interview with exorcist Jose Antonio Fortea

Microchips in humans: High-tech helpers or Big Brother surveillance?

My questions...exactly...why do we need this? We've got braclets, chains, even our MP3 players can carry this info. without having it injected INTO the body.

The capsules can migrate around the body or bury themselves deep in the arm. When that happens, a sensor X-ray and monitors are needed to locate the chip, and a plastic surgeon must cut away scar tissue that forms around the chip.

The relative permanence is a big reason why Marc Rotenberg, of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, is suspicious about the motives of the company, which charges $20 a year for customers to keep one its database a record of blood type, allergies, medications, driver's license data and living-will directives. For $80 a year, it will keep an individual's full medical history.


The Truth about Muhammad

More SPP News

Bush 'Amused' By 'North American Union' Fears

Target: SPP

Conservative Leaders Plead To Bush: No North American Union

The NAFTA Superhighway

Barlow pleased as CEOs urge input from legislatures in SPP

SPP Summit Ends with ‘Conspiracy’ Denial

Trade Partnership Sparks Backlash

Reminder:Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit Seeking Access to Security and Prosperity Partnership Advisory Group Meetings and Records

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The SPP Montebello Summit - News

Joint Statement by Prime Minister Harper, President Bush and ...

Eroding sovereignty

John F. McManus: SPP is Part of Building an EU for the Western ...

Bush Says Keeping Trade Flowing Essential to Economy

Harper, Bush agree to disagree on Arctic as summit ends

Illegal Presence in US Not Necessarily A Crime, Court Says

Montebello: Stop on the Road to North American Union?

Leading Conservatives Denounce Bush on 'North American Union'

Secrecy reigns as SPP agenda moves forward

SPREAD THE WORD: FBI Look for 2 suspects

Watch the video....

Phyllis Schlafly-The NEA Lists Its Goals And Democrats Agree

"The Siege"

We happened upon this movie over the weekend and was intrigued with the plot and the fact that the NY Twin Towers are present in a few scenes/shots.
A very ominous, prophetic and scary movie.
Watch the trailer. The stars: Denzel Washington, Annette Bening, Bruce Willis, and Tony Shalhoub (MIB & Monk) are quite good together. I'm not keen on the Bruce Willis character nor am I that he should have had that part. Oh well...anyway I thought the story was very real and I decided that the writers knew something more then the rest of more reason it's scary-the movie came out in 1998! Read the review too...gosh I think it was written right before the movie was released...scary too...

Update: YouTube - Clergy Response Teams

Monday, August 20, 2007

British television airs ‘Muslim Jesus’

Planned Parenthood Sues Over Mo. Law

MI Gov. Removes Stem Cell Research Petition From Website After Thomas More Law Ctr. Lawsuit

Coma Patient Wakes Up

British Bishop Leaves Amnesty International

Michael D. O'Brien on latest "HP" book

Finally, a breath of fresh air...SANITY!

Without neglecting the valid point that good fiction need not be overtly Christian, need not be religious at all, we might ponder a little the fact that the central metaphor and plot engines of the series are activities (witchcraft and sorcery) absolutely prohibited by God. We might also consider for a moment the fact that no sane parents would give their children books which portrayed a set of “good” pimps and prostitutes valiantly fighting a set of “bad” pimps and prostitutes, and using the sexual acts of prostitution as the thrilling dynamic of the story. By the same token we should ask ourselves why we continue to imbibe large doses of poison in our cultural consumption, as if this were reasonable and normal living, as if the presence of a few vegetables floating in a bowl of arsenic soup justifies the long-range negative effects of our diet.

Thank you Michael O'Brien!
The saddest commentary, I believe, is that there are so many adults and children that have spent so much time reading these books...why not read scripture or read about the lives of the saints?
Indeed, even by loving our enemies—at least by trying to learn to love them, and by believing that it is right to do so. With grace this is possible. But selective love (coupled with selective hatred) does not lead to freedom. It is the feelings of love without the substance of love, the feelings of freedom without the foundations of freedom. If God is the absent father—or the father who perhaps never existed—the hero and his readers are left only with such emotions, their hooked loyalties, their love of the self’s insatiable appetites, which they feel cannot be denied without a killing curse of self-annihilation. That is why so many people cling fiercely to the “values” in the Potter books while ignoring the interwoven undermining of those very values. That is why the defenders of Potterworld exhibit such adamancy, frequently outrage, against critics. According to their perceptions, the critics of Potterworld are the enemies of freedom and identity.
Our prayers continue for all to hear HIS TRUTH!