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2012 September 26 — Why Now?
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The Plague Is Spreading

The misogynist Christianist plague popped up in the Canadian parliament, according to the CBC: Motion to study when life begins defeated in Parliament

A motion to study the Criminal Code’s definition of when human life begins was defeated in the House of Commons Wednesday night.

Members of Parliament voted 203 to 91 against Motion 312, sponsored by Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth.

The private member’s motion sought to set up a committee to study how the Criminal Code defines when life begins. The provision, in the homicide section of the code, says a child becomes a human being when it has fully left its mother’s body.

Critics said the motion was an excuse to re-open the debate on abortion in Canada and set limits on the procedure. Woodworth had said he hoped having a debate would convince Canadians to oppose abortion.

A backdoor attempt at a “personhood” bill, but the Canadian politicians obviously don’t want to deal with it.

As usual the supporters were misleading people. What they claimed was a ‘definition of when human life begins” is only valid for the homicide section of Canada’s criminal code, it is not a general definition. The proponents of the bill want a general definition to use to attack abortion, as is the case in the various attempts to do this in the US.

September 26, 2012   Comments Off on The Plague Is Spreading

Tropical Storm Nadine – Day 16

Tropical Storm NadinePosition: 29.5N 31.4W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Southwest [220°] near 6 mph [ 9 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 65 mph [105 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Minimum central pressure: 993 mb ↓.

Currently about 640 miles [1030 km] South-Southwest of the Azores.

Nadine is a slightly stronger and smaller storm today as it continues to ‘wander in the wilderness’ of the Atlantic.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

September 26, 2012   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Nadine – Day 16