Thursday, January 31, 2019
The businesses coached their clients to deceive United States immigration officials and pay indigent rates at hospitals to deliver their babies, even though many of the clients were wealthy, investigators said. Some Chinese couples were charged as much as $100,000 for a birth-tourism package that included housing, nannies and shopping excursions to Gucci.
What made this possible? For twelve years, New York Republicans in the state senate have blocked this extreme legislation. However, the November election ushered in a pro-abortion, Democrat majority, matching an appetite for human carnage in the Democrat-controlled state Assembly.
Those darn Democrats. Such an appetite for human carnage.
With that video, Manta made figure skating history. The American ice dancer is not just the first female skater to come out during her competitive career, but alongside skating partner Joe Johnson, part of the first ice dance team with two LGBTQ competitors. As they take the ice Friday at the 2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, Manta and Johnson will challenge the norms that have long governed the sport. But will their new openness impact their scores?
I think they should get 10's just for showing up!
Now it makes sense: ‘Infanticide’ Va. Gov. Northam accepted nearly $2 million from Planned Parenthood
“It’s really clear that Virginians want and need a fierce champion like Dr. Northam to stand up for them and to stand up for women’s health,” Jennifer Allen, chief executive of Planned Parenthood Virginia PAC and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia, noted as she announced that abortion supporters would spend up to $3 million to elect Northam, who also served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, The Washington Post reported at the time.
Through its world-wide network of contacts, the RC was able to secure an exclusive interview with Baby X, a soon-to-be-aborted baby born in NYC . . .
RC: Well, first of all, thank you for answering a few questions before you're, uh, before you're not able to . . .
Baby X: Happy to do it. Say, do you know exactly how they're going to kill me?
RC: We're not exactly sure. We could ask . . . ?
Baby X: Never mind. I'm sure it doesn't matter. This whole pain thing is so new to me, though. It hurts!
RC: Yes, it does. But look at the bright side. It will soon be over.
Baby X: I guess.
RC: So, could you let our readers know about your views on the right to privacy?
Baby X: Privacy?
RC: You know, the right of the government to say whether your parents get to use birth control.
Baby X: Well, maybe they should have used birth control in my case. Then I wouldn't have to discover what pain was.
RC: True. But do you think it's in the original constitution?
Baby X: Not sure I follow you. This constitution says it's OK to kill me?
RC: Well, technically, you're not alive. Or something. You're smirking. Please don't smirk.
Baby X: Oh. Not alive. I see. Well. What the heck.
RC: I'm sensing your views on the right to privacy are not well developed.
Baby X: Evidently not well enough.
RC: Judith Javis Thompson wrote a famous article on how a violinist was kidnapped and attached to another person and you are that other person.
Baby X: Ok . . .
RC: An abortion is analogous to unhooking you from the violinist. If I remember correctly.
Baby X: I see.
RC: So the question is, how do you feel about being unhooked?
Baby X: Aren't I already unhooked? I'm lying here on the table, waiting for the nurse to come back and what, I hope inject me with something rather than just cut my head off.
RC: I'm sure they'll inject you with something.
Baby X: I certainly hope so.
RC: So no comment on being a violinist kidnapper?
Baby X: Not really.
RC: So here's the money question. Do you have a right to life?
Baby X: Why wouldn't I? If you cut me, do I not bleed? Hey, that has a ring to it! You can do that with words?
RC: Let's wrap things up. If you could say one thing to Gov. Cuomo and Dr. Northam, what would it be?
Baby X: Tell them it profits not a man to gain the whole world, and give up his immortal soul. That has a ring to it too! Oh, shit, here's the nurse.
RC: And that's it, from a Planned Parenthood facility somewhere in New York City.
Baby X: Oh, good. The nurse has a syringe.
RC: Good night, sweet prince.
Border Patrol release video showing 110+ Central American migrants scaling border wall - Story | WNYW
PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- Officials with the United States Customs and Border Protection in Arizona released a new video showing Central American migrants scaling a border wall in the Yuma sector.
There should be a drone there to get them registered to vote.
The Democratic party has, with fewer and fewer exceptions, placed itself firmly behind the proposition that the Supreme Court should not retreat an inch from its protection of abortion. Democrats who take this stance are by implication supporting a policy of legal abortion at any stage of pregnancy. Only a small percentage of Americans — 14 percent of respondents in a 2012 Gallup/USA Today poll — takes that view. But most people are unaware of how expansive the Court’s rulings have been, which lowers the political cost for politicians who take this view. (For that matter, some of those politicians must be ignorant of this point as well.)
But seriously, if it's OK to kill a new borne infant, who is hardly able to think, let alone put together a coherent sentence, why isn't it also OK to kill an old Supreme Court justice (I'm thinking of the aged Justice Blackmun, for instance, though there may be other cases). You could have impartial bureaucrats administer a test, and you would not be able to rely on a law clerk. Back in the day, Justice Blackmun came to our small but undeniably cute university to give a talk which was barely coherent. He was not quite killable, but he was getting there, under my hypothetical, proposed standard. In this view, which I'm developing, human life would get value gradually, starting off at zero when born and gradually increasing until it reached its maximum at whatever the age of Congressperson Ocasio-Cortez is, and then declining to zero at the age of Congressperson Pelosi, for instance.
Now here's something I learned today that surprised me. Latin America is largely right-to-life, including the socialists. So the Sandinistas--very RTL. When the Norwegians threatened to cut off their aid if Nicaragua didn't change their laws on this point, the Sandinista government told them to pound sand, or snow I guess. But the Argentinian elites are pro-abortion. And the Cubans and Venezuelans presumably side with the Chinese, i.e., just kill the little buggers. Africa is overwhelmingly RTL, Muslims and Christians alike, though for different reasons; Christians because they love babies and Muslims because they hate feminists.
The bill reduces the number of doctors required to certify the alleged medical need for an abortion from three to one, and — critically — eliminates any required showing of severity before the doctor and mother can determine that the birth would impair her physical or mental health. Under the bill’s actual text, virtually any claim of impairment would suffice to meet the act’s requirements. Anxiety? Depression? The conventional physical challenges of post-partum recovery? Any of those things could justify taking the life of a fully formed, completely viable, living infant.
And the NY state legislature has enacted essentially similar legislation into law. And lighted up the Freedom Tower in pink lights to celebrate it. What I don't understand is the pink. Why that color? It is the color of the dead baby? Its blood? The champagne to celebrate its demise? The color of the liberated labia? Don't tell me. I don't want to know. What I want to know is, where can I get 100 acres outside of California with a fast internet connection, and not too pricey.
Also today, the Washington Post published a puff piece about Tran which was initially headlined, “Until this week, Del. Kathy Tran was known for nursing her daughter on the House floor. Now Republicans are calling her a baby killer.” I know that sounds like a satire of something a really biased left-wing outlet would publish but that was the headline they went with. Once again, the story isn’t Tran’s endorsement of abortion just prior to birth it was that conservatives had seized on her comments.
Those darn conservatives. Always going around seizing on things.
At its core, the disagreement speaks to a growing philosophical rift in the tech industry between companies that make money off personal data, and those that do not. Apple is on one side (companies should not exchange privacy for services), while Facebook is on the other ( data-targeted ads are a small price to pay for connecting the world).
I'm with Apple on this one.
That’s a real headscratcher, I tell you what. Big coverage yesterday in right-wing media, some in mainstream media, plus public condemnation by multiple Republican senators. Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Ben Sasse all chimed in, with Sasse calling Northam to “get the hell out of office” if he can’t refrain from supporting infanticide. And this is all taking place amid a battle over abortion laws in two blue states, New York and Virginia, the latter still something of a battleground in presidential elections.
If we can kill babies, why not the odd Supreme Court Justice? Babies at least haven't done anything wrong. My personal view is that both have the right to live, even those who don't have much left.