Hope or No Hope?

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The Youngs

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.    Romans 15:13

 

Keri and Royce Young are expecting their second baby. They are expecting great things.  Why?

An ultrasound checkup revealed that their daughter, Eva, has a terminal defect of the brain and skull. Apparently not all of either one is there.  If carried to term, her life expectancy ranges from a few minutes to possibly 36 hours.  The seemingly obvious choice is to abort.  There’s no hope.

They said the first 48 hours ‘were very dark and very heavy and very testing’, with Keri finding it difficult to eat while grappling with the existence of God.

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Keri & Royce on Good Morning America

Hope is what they ended up finding after those first dark hours. Keri will carry Eva to term, and then have her delivered by caesarian.  After that, they’ll wait.  Eva will be allowed the chance for life, even though the odds are impossible.

 

Keri Young said: ‘Now is not the time to be sad…She’s alive and she’s kicked and … for this pregnancy, that’s the most joyful part’

Knowing the odds, they will allow her naturally expired body to be used for organ donations.

Every time someone asks when she’s expecting, there’s the pain of knowing what the three of them face. They believe everyone in life has a purpose; even the unborn.  They will not let Eva be denied her purpose, whether it is to be a miracle baby or a donor who saves several lives.

Keri and Royce

Dedicated…to the end

 

Royce Young said: ‘For as long as she lives, we realized we’re her momma and her daddy and we have got to do our job.  There’s another family out there…hoping that their baby’s going to get a kidney. They’re praying for a miracle themselves, but Eva can be that miracle.  ‘She’s going to do more in her 24 hours than maybe we’ll ever do in our lives.’

If you’ve read much by me, you know I stand against abortion and any manner of destroying human embryos for stem cells, parts, etc. I want to be sure no one mistakes my stance here.  Eva was not conceived to be a source of anyone’s spare parts.  She was conceived in love, and her parents are heart-broken, but committed to her.

‘This was not an easy decision,’ she explained in December. ‘For the next 20 weeks I will feel her kick, [I’ll] have the hiccups, and we’ll be able to hear her perfect heart beating all while knowing we’ll only get a few short hours with her when she’s born.’

They still want to be Eva’s parents. They still want to care for her, regardless of how short a time that might be.

The couple had to decide between the short-term pain of carrying to full term or the long-term regret of inducing early.

Read about Eva Young for yourself.

Eva Young

Eva’s Ultrasound

How America Voted on OTHER Issues in November

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3919096/Death-penalty-minimum-wage-gun-control-right-die-America-voted-measures-affecting-country.html

DEATH PENALTY

“In Nebraska, voters reinstated the death penalty. California had two competing measures on its ballot, one repealing its rarely used death penalty (FAILED) and another that would speed up appeals so convicted murderers are actually executed (PASSED).  Oklahoma voters overwhelmingly approved a measure to make it harder to abolish capital punishment.  It also declared that the death penalty is not a cruel or unusual punishment.”

This is a tough issue. I’m not a blood-thirsty guy.  If someone murdered someone I loved, knowing they were executed or even watching it happen myself would not make me feel better.  All that really matters, though, is what God says about the government executing criminals.

Romans 13:4

For he (the ruler) is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.

God apparently saw the need for a death penalty. I’m not saying it’s good for a society any more than, say, the Allies going to war against the evil of the Nazis, but then NOT doing it may well be worse.

LEGALIZED MURDER

OK, I know it’s assisted suicide, euthanasia, or some other pleasant-sounding name. I still say – and so does the law, by the way – that any death caused by human intervention is murder.  I have much more to say on this topic, but I’ll just ask you to search these topics on my blog: Euthanasia, Abortion

Here’s what happened with this issue last month:

“65% of Colorado voters approved a measure that will allow physicians to assist a terminally ill person in dying. with a sleeping medication that becomes lethal in high doses…joining Oregon, Washington, California, Vermont and Montana.”

Just a thought; if you can off someone with an overdose of sleeping medication, why all the problems this past year with legal injection? Orders of the wrong drugs resulted on a swing and a miss on the actual death itself or an especially gruesome show in another case.  One prison discovered that the one company that makes this lethal cocktail has decided to stop making it.

Oops.

Why couldn’t someone run over to Walgreens and get a case of Unisom?

My point being, when we want to kill someone who’s suffering, we can do it pretty well. If it’s a murderer/kidnapper/rapist who’s on death row, we suddenly turn stupid.

UP IN SMOKE

“Eight states voted to legalize marijuana for recreational or medical use on Tuesday, now giving nearly a quarter of Americans access to cannabis.  California, Massachusetts and Nevada voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, giving a huge boost to the campaign to allow pot nationwide. Californians may have embraced marijuana on Tuesday, but the tobacco industry received a major blow in the state.”

So smoke that calms nerves and maybe gives you a bit of a kick is very bad. Smoke that essentially intoxicates you (and I’m focusing on the recreational legalization here) is good.  Both are smoke and inherently not good for our lungs.

I’ve heard the alcohol argument, but justifying doing something wrong because it is similar to something else that is wrong is just stupid.

I had a friend who stopped smoking pot in high school, because he realized he was losing his enviable vocabulary, and his effectiveness on the debate team was declining. I am thinking it not an unreasonable conclusion that folks fighting for legalization of recreational marijuana use by making the alcohol comparison simply didn’t quit smoking the dope soon enough.

UM…

“California residents rejected an initiative that would have required adult film actors to use condoms while filming sex scenes.”

I once spoke with someone whose friend owned a strip club. He would go in just to talk to the girls and make sure they were OK.  Most of them had alcohol and drugs problems to one degree or another.  The tragedy is that those problems only surfaced as the girls self-medicated to deal with the negative psychological effects of stripping and being objectified by leering men.

A few Californians were worried about condoms. I repeat: “Um…”

GUNS

“…voters in California and Washington state toughened gun control laws.”

See my article from last December: https://jeffreyhking.wordpress.com/2015/12/29/gun-violence/

Also see this Washington Post article on gun violence: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/12/03/weve-had-a-massive-decline-in-gun-violence-in-the-united-states-heres-why/?tid=sm_tw

 

See the full article on November issues: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3919096/Death-penalty-minimum-wage-gun-control-right-die-America-voted-measures-affecting-country.html

Pirates of the Sacred Spiral, Part 8

Continuing review/summary of “DAN: Pirates of the Sacred Spiral” by Leonard G. Horowitz

Matthew 7:15

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

I read “The People of the Lie” by M. Scott Peck years ago. He discusses the connection between lies and evil.  They are invariably connected.

So when those in genetic research start telling lies – especially considering the under-handed funding we’ve already seen – you know things are just going to go from bad to worse.  Let’s continue the timeline I put together from Horowitz’s book –

1930 – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory receives national recognition for successful purification of the adrenal hormone ACTH to treat Addison’s Disease.  They tout it as a cure, when, in fact, it is not.  It merely serves as a replacement hormone for the natural one.  Just as a painkiller does not address the root cause, so refined ACTH does not cure Addison’s.  In fact, it comes with certain side effects; excessive growth of the adrenal cortex and in many cases development of tumors.  Furthermore…

“…their interest in this disease and so-called cure, given their eugenics funding and research focus, was likely associated Addison’s Disease patients development of black skin pigmentation due to their primary hormone insufficiency. These eugenics researchers would have certainly been interested in developing a ‘cure’ for black-skinned-people.”  Editor’s note, page 78.

1933 – Reginald Harris, Davenport’s son-in-law, saw how biology was getting splintered amongst the other disciplines; chemistry, physics, and mathematics.  He realized that his own research could suffer from missing data from other disciplines and could be sped up by making sure everyone shared everything.  Perhaps he thought he could lose control or initiative of his genetics projects.  He organized the first Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Quantitative Biology to increase dialogue between the different disciplines.

This consolidation of efforts motivated the Rockefeller Foundation to fund the Symposium long term. It has only failed to meet three times since, that being during WW II.  Of further note…

“During that war, the Rockefellers, their family-controlled Standard Oil Company and their European partners – most leading CSH patrons, heavily funded Hitler, his Nazi eugenicists…”  Emphasis added, page 80.

Along the same lines, and not part of this book, it’s revealing to note that

“The grandfather of President George Walker Bush (Skull & Bones, 1968) was Prescott Bush (Skull & Bones, 1917), and his great grand father was George Herbert Walker. Prescott Bush and George Herbert (Bert) Walker were directors of the London-affiliated New York banking house of Brown Brothers-Harriman and its various fronts, which funded and directed the military-industrial complex behind Hitler and the Nazi revolution.“ http://www.georgewalkerbush.net/bushfamilyfundedhitler.htm

1940 – Having grown bolder as they continued their work in both genetics and evolution, “They crossed the line into science fiction when they claimed to show the Mendelian inheritance of traits such as feeblemindedness, pauperism, shyness, moral control, nomadism, and shiftlessness.” Page 77

Continuing from there, they publicly promoted the idea that those saddled with serious genetic defects should not be allowed to reproduce. In other words, forced sterilization.

As people began to realize that “serious genetic defects” might be a bit more arbitrary than at first blush, an uprising against eugenics began. They were pronounced guilty by association with the inhumane genetic “improvements” that were being pursued in fascist Europe.  This is the year they finally had to officially close their Eugenics Record Office, although they continued their research “underground.”

My personal observation at this point is that they realized this straightforward approach to achieve their goals didn’t work. They needed to be more subtle.  Today we have abortions if the baby is defective, for example, with Downs Syndrome.  After all, they won’t have much of a life and will be a burden to the parents, right?  You look at the numbers and also see that blacks are disproportionately getting abortions.  There has been talk of being able to produce “designer babies” so you can get the sex, eye color, etc. you always wanted in your baby.  The original goal of a genetically superior human and eliminating “undesirables” is still achieved, but through eugenic consumerism.

Also in 1940 – Long Island Biological Association (LIBA) had a list of prominent early patrons; Walter Jennings & George Pratt (Standard Oil), JP Morgan, Marshall Field III, Wm. K Vanderbilt, Louis Tiffany, Fred Astaire, & George Gershwin.

This is also the decade during which experiments with X-rays were started. Hugo Fricke was among the early researchers in the effects of X-rays on genes and what sort of damage they did.  X-rays were used to cause genetic damage in different species, including human “volunteers.”

It is also worth noting how “undesirables” have been used in the past as human lab rats in terminal (lethal) experiments involving radiation, for example. Even non-undesirables have been unsuspecting victims of CIA mind control experiments using LSD and other drugs.

1954 – In case anyone is thinking that they have possibly been benign, misunderstood scientists, the US Congress undertook an unprecedented investigation of tax-exempt foundations.  The Carnegie and Rockefeller Foundations were found to be involved in a “global agenda” and an attempt to rewrite American history.

Norman Dodd, who led the research that uncovered this information found one particularly damning statement in the Carnegie Foundation archives:

“The only way to maintain control of the population was to obtain control of the education in the US. They realized this was a prodigious task so they approached the Rockefeller Foundation with the suggestion that they go in tandem and that the portion of education which could be considered as domestically oriented be taken over by the Rockefeller Foundation and that portion which was oriented to International matters be taken over by the Carnegie Endowment.”  Page 75

If you have been wondering, as I have, just what the heck has happened to education in America, here’s your answer. True, they were discovered by Congress.  Given the results to date, however, can anyone doubt they continued their agenda further underground as mentioned above?  If you’ve listened to NPR on public radio, you’ve heard them proudly mention that they receive funding from the Carnegie Endowment yet today.

This is the last time line entry I plan for now. Watch for part 9 as I continue working through “DNA; Pirates of the Sacred Spiral!”

The Trick Baby

Exodus 20:13

Thou shalt not kill.

There isn’t much to read in this one. Just follow the link to an 8 minute video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x1RpFwrKOU

 

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She is his closest adviser and as he says his  gift from God.

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