Now a Call to Regulate "Designer Babies" in the Mad Hatchery
Eugenics as consumerism...
On March 3 the cover story of the New York Daily News trumpeted a simple imperative to “Design Your Baby.” The headline related to a service that would try to allow parents to choose their baby’s hair, eye and skin color. A day later the Fertility Institutes reconsidered. The organization made an “internal, self regulatory decision” to scrap the project because of “public perception” and the “apparent negative societal impacts involved,” it noted in a statement. (How sudden the deep concerns!---SH)
The use (and abuse) of advanced fertility technology that evokes fears of Gattaca, Brave New World and, of course, the Nazis’ quest for a blonde, blue-eyed race of Aryans continues apace. A recent survey found that about 10 percent of a group who went for genetic counseling in New York City expressed interest in screening for tall stature and that some 13 percent said they would be willing to test for superior intelligence. The Fertility Institutes is still building the foundation for a nascent dial-a-trait catalogue: it routinely accepts clients who wish to select the sex of their child...In the U.S., no binding rules deter a private clinic from offering a menu of traits or from implanting a woman with a collection of embryos ...Read it all
--->Abortion Too After the Hatchery? The 'great' ethicist's of our time, having opened up Pandora's box, breathlessly ask if women who get fertility treatment have to carry their babies to term?
--->Technofascism? DARPA develops Helmet of Obedience..."this new helmet according to it’s creator William J Tyler at Arizona State University, will be able to non-invasively (human rights, you see) produce all the same effects that are now possible only through deep surgical implants". (Better than the Taser?)
--->Revisited: UK, Tens of Thousands of CCTV Cameras Yet 80% of Crime Remains Unsolved...
--->Traumatic brain injury leaves soldiers with memory loss, compulsions, worse... (Yes, but Michelle's new dress was "stunning," HuffPost said of a recent WH event)
--->Mondale: Obama's teleprompters are 'idiot boards'
--->First World War officially ends. The First World War officially ended on Sunday, 92 years after the guns fell silent, when Germany paid off the last chunk of reparations imposed on it by the Allies. (Taxes come in a million disguises, no? Who said "War is the health of the State"?)
--->Grave Robbing Ghouls Again. Family Suing NYC After Teen’s Brain Found on Display In Medical Examiner's Office
--->Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell said China plotting to take over US
--->"Any Good Mother Would". UK Pundit to Shocked TV Host: Suffering Children Should Be Smothered
(Gosh, Wally, would Mom really...? "No Beave. That business is still 50 years away. Mom would take you to the doctor"...The Beaver is deep in thought... Wally, will the doctors have pillows for that in 50 years? "Jeesh, Beave...C'mon"!)
--->Europeans outraged over economy, Americans casually protest
--->Racial predatory loans fueled U.S. housing crisis: study. Predatory lending aimed at racially segregated minority neighborhoods led to mass foreclosures that fueled the U.S. housing crisis, according to a new study published in the American Sociological Review...Cont.
--->"The Obama Administration still wants to be big brother". "The average voter is almost completely unaware of this situation. They are either uninformed or don’t care about wiretapping. The AT&T scandal passed them by and they believe that their lives are pretty much the same as ten years ago. If they do happen to be informed, they don’t understand that this technology is directed right at them (click)."
--->Telegraph / Ambrose Evans-Pritchard: IMF admits that the West is stuck in near depression. "If you strip away the political correctness, Chapter Three of the IMF's World Economic Outlook more or less condemns Southern Europe to death by slow suffocation and leaves little doubt that fiscal tightening will trap North Europe, Britain and America in slump for a long time."
--->Do We Have a Right to Know If Our Food Has Been Genetically Modified?
--->"...the U.S. “has a serious food safety crisis, and so its agents, with guns drawn and warrants in hand, are breaking down the doors of the little people who sell food to their neighbors. But wait… which is in crisis: local food or industrial food?”
--->Ban on Milk Labeling Ruled Unconstitutional
--->Revisited: Mumbai terror suspect David Headley was ‘rogue US secret agent’
---> Trader in France gets 3 years (!) for one of the biggest trading frauds in history to the tune of Seven billion dollars, while petty and other common criminals (often the poor) do serious, hard time. In England, meanwhile, where there is so much concern for good morals (?), there are proposals to crack down on "idleness" in prisons, forcing prisoners to work for privatized businesses (Q: will prisons / prisoners then become good / necessary for the economy?) Now consider that Singing the nation's anthem out of tune in the Philippines can get one get jailed
--->Chris Hedges: The forces assaulting the remnants of American democracy will not be cowed or discredited with rallies, such as the one in Washington on Saturday. We will blunt these rising anti-democratic forces only when we organize outside conventional systems of power. It means dismantling the permanent war economy and the corporate state. It means an end to foreclosures and bank repossessions. It means a functional health care system for all Americans. It means taking care of our poor and unemployed. And it means a system of government that is freed from corporate interests. Note: Hedges makes important points but I think he is wrong to demonize the political Right rather than to seek to make common cause in the interests of a return to decency and justice. The Left and the Right have many discontents in common, and the good is not the enemy of the perfect.
--->Author Terry Melanson Debunks the Story That Albert Pike Predicted Three World Wars.
"Or, how Michael Haupt said, that William Guy Carr said, that Cardinal Caro y Rodriguez of Santiago, Chile said, that The Cause of World Unrest said, that the confessed hoaxer Gabriel Jogand-Pagès aka Dr. Bataille aka Leo Taxil said about Albert Pike and Giuseppe Mazzini in Le diable au XIXe siècle, v. II, 1894, p. 605 (but actually pp. 594-606). Got it?"...Read it all
--->Wall Street Sees World Economy Decoupling From U.S.
--->Conservative Talk Show Host Michael Savage Opts to Continue Reagan-Clinton-Bush Deregulation: "...run the country like a business, not an empire; close the borders; institute a flat tax; use profiling to prevent terror attacks; and privatize the regulation of Wall Street;" among others." Note: Is there no golden mean 'twixt regulation and non-regulation which preserves both freedom and protections for workers? It seems Savage has learned little from the economic crisis which began with men who subscribed precisely to the kinds of policies in respect to regulation which he is peddling. And qui bono, but the bankers who looted taxpayer money (in the trillions!), homes and jobs, while creating more global markets for themselves, shorne of worker protections. It is precisely this kind of radical Ayn Rand-Milton Friedman-Allen Greenspan laissez faire which provokes the other extreme, Marxism, into existence. Surely it is time to break out of that tired old bloody Box and look into Distributism by now, which avoids both traps.
--->Family Sues Abortionist Brigham For Daughter’s Suicide Death
--->Gun-Wielding Abortionist Arrested For Threatening Pro-lifers
--->Homosexual activists to spend $350,000 in attempt to change minority attitudes on natural marriage. (Infiltrating ideologues busting up families to transfer all parental authority to the State).
--->Yonatan And Itamar Shapira Tells What Really Happened On The “Jewish Boat To Gaza”. "Yonatan and Itamar Shapira were two of the Israelis on-board the Jewish boat to Gaza, the Irene. They above all were subjected to violence from the Israeli forces who intercepted the boat. These are their words an hour after they returned to their family in Israel. "The Israeli media is being dominated by army propaganda. They’re claiming that the take over of the boat was non-violet and quiet on both sides – but what actually happened was that the boat passengers were non-violent, but the Israeli Navy was very violent. At sunrise we stopped...and a recent UN finding here.
--->Opinion: The Ground Zero Mosque and Religious Freedom by David L. Jones
The Woeful Dangers: Centralization, Collectivism, Over-Standardization, Over-Organization. More and more globally are choosing less reliance on the state within the state, opting for decentralized Regionalism, Localism, for all life's necessities.