Friday, February 27, 2009
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February 27, 2009 SPhelan@hli.org
HLI President slams Obama’s and Congress’ “anti-life one-upmanship”
FRONT ROYAL, VA — Father Thomas J. Euteneuer, president of Human Life International (HLI), today lambasted President Barack Obama for his decision to reverse the Bush administration’s action guaranteeing freedom of conscience for medical providers, as well as the members of Congress who voted to restore funding to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
“Any pretense of ‘moderation’ on life issues was long ago dispensed with,” said Fr. Euteneuer. “But with the rescinding of the Mexico City Policy, the appointment of dozens of radical anti-life cabinet members and staff, the enormous increase in funding for contraception and irresponsible sex advocacy, and now these grave insults to human life and dignity… one shudders to think what could be next.”
“It’s as if the president and Congress are trying to outdo each other for the dishonor of who can forward the most extreme anti-life agenda,” said Father Euteneuer.
On Wednesday, Congress approved the restoration of funding to the UNFPA as part of a $410 billion Omnibus spending bill approved by the House of Representatives on Wednesday. Funding for the UNFPA was eliminated under President George W. Bush after it became known that UNFPA supported the enforcement of China’s one-child policy, which often includes forced abortion and sterilization. The 1998 report (Clowes, B., “Why the United States Should Not Resume UNFPA Funding”, 1999, PRI) which brought this to light was authored by HLI’s director of research and training, Brian Clowes, PhD.
“What advocate of human rights thinks coerced abortion and sterilization is a good idea? Yet everyone knows that the UNFPA has been shown to support this policy in China and has refused to distance itself from the practice,” said Fr. Euteneuer.
“Like everyone who believes in human dignity, I am tired of these cowards in Congress trying to sneak these destructive, anti-life measures into bills that are supposed to be helping our country emerge from this recession,” said Fr. Euteneuer. “And I’m tired of President Obama’s ‘Choice for me, but not for thee’ hypocrisy. His audacity is not of hope, but of the destruction of freedom and human life!”
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Thursday, February 26, 2009
And what's happened in the last year? Researchers have been able to crack and clone a variety of RFID tags to gain access to buildings or get free rides on public transportation, and when the popular TV show "Mythbusters" planned an episode on the ease of cracking RFID-enabled credit cards, the credit card companies threw a phalanx of lawyers at the show before they could show how insecure these types of credit cards are.
In addition, just recently, security researcher Chris Paget drove through San Francisco with a small, $250 wireless device attached to his car and in 20 minutes was able to capture all data from two RFID-enabled passport cards.
So researchers have shown RFID-tagged credit cards and devices can be easily read and cloned from a distance, with small and easily hidden devices that are inexpensive and well within the skill sets of your average hacker.
SEE: Mythbusters RFID hacking episode canned by credit card company lawyers
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Download Novena for Protection of Marriage (pdf.file)
Note for non-Catholics, a novena is nine days of prayer. The model was given to us by Christ Himself when he ask his apostles to spend nine days in prayer starting with the day of His Assension in preparation for the Holy Spirit on Pentacost.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
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