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Best of Flashpoints, Week of Sept. 21-25, 2009

Posted on September 25, 2009 by Flashpoints

This week on the Best of Flashpoints, We hear from four days of drumbeat coverage from the Honduran capital as President Manuel Zelaya returns to the country; Our special correspondents Tim Russo and Andres Conteris report from inside the Brazilian embassy and out in the streets as Zelaya and his supporters take refuge while Honduran military and police surround and attack the building; We’ll also get an exclusive from President Zelaya himself; and a new documentary film spotlights the Chevron-Texaco destruction of the Ecuadorian rainforest and how indigenous communities are fighting back.

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  1. John Ellis says:

    Anti-abortion laws — Destroy all morality

    A woman choosing not to endure the unbearable pain of childbirth, a threatening and harmful encounter, this is a religious sin for many. But it is also a moral right that must be protected by law.

    For there are true religions that hold the key to a better world, and there are false religions held by many that we must honor to maintain peace and good will. Surely, and the only way to accomplish this is to keep all religion out of government.

    The fundamental principle of all law, be it criminal, civil or moral: “No one shall enrich themselves upon the misery of another.”

    Then there is mercy: “To give until it hurts, to allow someone to enrich themselves upon your misery or expense, this is the true definition of charity.”

    And so, when a woman refuses to endure the pain of childbirth, she most certainly is not braking any law as he is not enriching herself upon the misery of anyone. For she is in fact refusing to give charity by preventing the baby from enriching itself upon the misery of her body.

    “Jesus said, ‘Do not use force to overcome evil…’” And rightly so, for nothing corrupts the state more or destroys the morality in society more, then to use the deadly force of government to overcome evil.

    Now our rich ruling class know full well how totally corrupting anti-abortion laws are to society.

  2. John Ellis says:

    First we must agree on the true condition of government:

    (1) A democratic Republic that just needs a few more good politicians to work.

    (2) A socialist leaning Republic and we should just let the tea party nuts take care of it.

    (3) A capitalist Republic with excessive wealth, and democracy could never be a part of it.

    As capitalism is legalized greed, next we must agree on the true condition of society:

    (a) A society-absorbed people who prefer equality and given honest leadership would achieve greatness.

    (b) A church-absorbed nation of believers and given spiritual leadership would achieve heaven on earth.

    (c) A self-absorbed anti-social people, 60% with excessive wealth and woe to Obama if he dares change anything.

    And so, as we all want more thinking we deserve more, thinking it stress unbearable if we miss any opportunity to take more, next, we must agree on what to do next:

    (A) Except the fact that even though the majority feel they deserve to be rich, the majority must rule and friendly persuasion is our only hope of ending such an excessive wealth temptation.

    (B) Get violent, get brutal and just see if Empire USA has the guts to nuke us.

    (C) Realize that our self-absorbed majority is just that, an indifferent and isolated people. And so controlled by the rich, and so in love with seeking all pleasure, just get out there, get yelling and like scared little kittens they would start scrambling.

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