Showing posts from July, 2009

A sad day for Britain

MS sufferer wins 'landmark' ruling for assisted suicide: lawyers - A multiple sclerosis sufferer won a "landmark victory" Thursday in her long-running legal battle to clarify the law on assisted suicides, her lawyers said. Related photos / videos
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"I feel like I have my life back," said Debbie Purdy, whose health is deteriorating, after the ruling by the Law Lords, Britain's highest court of appeal.
The 46-year-old had feared that, without the clarification, she would have had to travel earlier to commit suicide unaided abroad, as her husband would otherwise risk jail for helping her.
"We can live our lives. We don't have to plan my death," said the 46-year-old, speaking outside the House of Lords.

Christians are still being persecuted throught the world.

North Korea publicly executed a Christian woman last month for distributing the Bible, which is banned in the communist nation, South Korean activists said Friday.
Ri Hyon Ok, 33, was also accused of spying for South Korea and the United States and organizing dissidents. She was executed in the northwestern city of Ryongchon near the border with China on June 16, according to a report from an alliance of several dozen anti-North Korea groups.

Divorce is bad for you.

Divorce damages your health – and getting remarried barely helps. The Telegraph reports: People who get divorced are more likely to suffer health problems including heart disease and cancer, even if they go on to remarry, a study has shown. Divorce and widowhood have a long-term negative effect on physical wellbeing that is only marginally ameliorated if the person finds a new partner. The stress and financial uncertainty of separation can continue to take their toll on our bodies decades after the Decree Absolute comes through, the research indicates.

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Hannah, the girl who chose to die, receives her heart transplant

This is an uplifting story and one to support the 'right to life'. The girl who fought for her right to die after refusing a heart transplant has finally been given a new heart and is recovering in hospital.
Hannah Jones successfully pleaded with doctors last year to end their legal bid to force her to undergo life-saving treatment so she could spend the little time she had left with her family.
But eight months later, the 14-year-old placed herself back on Read more:

Taunted to death on bebo.

This is a sad story: Taunted to death on Bebo: Spiteful messages drove schoolgirl to take fatal overdoseRead more:

Teenagers need to look out for their friends and take their concerns seriously and if necessary share with another adult their concerns.

Obama's "Catholic Plan"

Half-brain girl sees all in one eye

It shows how amazing the human body is and how much we need to protect the right to life of babies. The news reports: Scientists claim they have discovered how a girl born with half a brain has both fields of vision in one eye. The 10-year-old, who is from Germany, is able to see with the power of both the left and right eye in a single eye despite the failure of the right hemisphere of her brain to develop in the womb.
Scientists at Glasgow University now believe that the girl's brain rewired itself during its development in the only known case of its kind in the world.
In other cases where patients have half of the brain removed - for example to treat severe epilepsy - one field of vision is lost in both eyes.
This would leave them only able to see objects on the left or right side of their vision. In the case of the German girl, her left and right field vision is almost perfect in one eye.
Scans on the girl showed that retinal nerve fibres which should have gone to the right hemis…

Indigenous Native American Prophecy (Elders Speak part 2)

Time to Change TV advert

David Cameron could be a descendant of Moses

David Cameron's ancestors had the surname Levita - this is a derivative of the tribe of Levi who go right back to Moses. The Daily Mail on line reports some more on this:

Historic Bible Pages now on line

The BBC - - report that:

About 800 pages of the earliest surviving Christian Bible have been recovered and put on the internet.
Visitors to the website can now see images of more than half the 1,600-year-old Codex Sinaiticus manuscript.
Fragments of the 4th Century document - written in Greek on parchment leaves - have been worked on by institutions in the UK, Germany, Egypt and Russia.
Experts say it is "a window into the development of early Christianity".

The Flu Pandemic Song

Seems topical!

Manic Depression

Two books recommended by fellow blogger Jackie Parkes - - are:
An Unquiet Mind by Kay Jamison - A memoir of moods and madness and Touched with Fire also by Kay Jamison
They will be on my must read list from the library.
Let me know if any of you have read them and what you think.

"Somalia: Islamists Behead Two Sons Of Christian Leader" reports:

("Compass Direct News", July 1, 2009)

Nairobi, Kenya, – Islamic extremists have beheaded two young boys in Somalia because their Christian father refused to divulge information about a church leader, and the killers are searching Kenya’s refugee camps to do the same to the boys’ father.

Read more on the above link.

Islamic Extremists

Somalia (Somali: Soomaaliya; Arabic: الصومال‎ aṣ-Ṣūmāl), officially the Republic of Somalia (Somali: Jamhuuriyadda Soomaaliya, Arabic: جمهورية الصومال‎ Jumhūriyyat aṣ-Ṣūmāl) and formerly known as the Somali Democratic Republic, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Djibouti to the northwest, Kenya to the southwest, the Gulf of Aden with Yemen to the north, the Indian Ocean to the east, and Ethiopia to the west. In antiquity, Somalia was an important center for commerce with the rest of the ancient world. Its sailors and merchants were the main suppliers of frankincense, myrrh and spices, items which were considered valuable luxuries by the Ancient Egyptians, Phoenicians, Mycenaean and Babylonians with whom the Somali people traded.

Fox News reports:
A court run by an extremist Islamic group sentenced four Somali men on Monday to each have a hand and a leg cut off for allegedly stealing mobile phones and guns. The ruling prompted an outcry from human rights acti…