Sunday, March 25, 2007

Commenting on a Letter to the Editor

When I saw a Letter to the editor, entitled "
Don't spend public money to destroy Human Life" bemoaning the expenditure of the peoples funds to destroy life, I expected to see another thoughtful call for peace, a suggestion that America turn to the State Department, to reduce international tensions, reduce warfare and put an end to taxpayer funding for SHOCK & Awe Inc. The thinking that has caused the loss of so many innocent lives overseas. Refusing to recognize the Geneva Conventions and Habeus Corpus.

Or possibly another well reasoned argument in opposition to the death penalty. Or an argument against the pointless and counterproductive growth rate of prisons that has placed so many non-violent offenders in criminal universities with violent offenders for advanced training who will then endanger society for decades.

But instead, it was just another anti-science screed, reflecting the same opposition to science, that so many centuries ago was repelled by the first anatomical explorations that opened the human body for science, instead of just in the casual destruction of war and violence.

The kind of close-minded, parochial thought that was shocked, shocked to hear that the human body is constructed from the food we eat. "You are what you eat" was considered blasphemous, and heretical.

May the light of science never be extinguished by ignorance. Good Health to you, one and all.

Richard W. Spisak Jr.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Inaccurate Birth Control information provided at federally funded clinics

By Richard W. Spisak Jr.

Mar 18, 2007 9:46 AM |

Why the merits of providing medically accurate information is still under debate reflects the remaining power that superstition still holds on the American Mind.

How providing misleading information to young vulnerable women and men came to be federally funded national policy I leave to the historians. Pregnancy rates, don't allow us the luxury of that debate right now.

I hope that we will soon understand that the best way to help our children understand the REALITY of sexual behavior's consequences is to provide them with medically and scientifically accurate information. Propagating lies, continuing to replace scientific information with wishful thinking and bold-faced lies is obviously no solution.

Sexuality in minors cannot be prayed away. Humans are undeniably sexual creatures, and will behave accordingly. How we best prepare young people for that reality must be with facts, not lies, or mythology, but with accurate information. "Abstinence Only" is a philosophy, but young people require the facts to prepare them for the biological realities.

Speak to young people about philosophy and morality - YES! AND, provide them with the facts of the REAL-CONSEQUENCES of sexual behavior. That means the actual facts of Biology, Birth Control and Pregnancy. The facts must be part of the Sexual Education of today's children. The results of ignorance are already a parent.

Palm Beach Post

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

FBI Abuses of the Patriot Act, and DOJ Abuses

Re Abuses of the Patriot Act

The Ashcroft Justice department, who worked for the President brought that grab bag of offensive, WINNER-TAKE-ALL, TILTED STACK OF Legal Loose Ends, bound it together with some barbed wire and then slapped a "made in Madison Avenue" title on it calling it the Patriot Act, so no one would be confused, and gave it to a compliant "REPUBLICAN" (lest we forget) Congress on the heels of 9/11.

The evidently, slow to read Congress, certainly isn't off the hook, for passing that collection of DRACONIAN retro-legislation. That empowered the security industrial complex to do... "WHAT EVER!"

But while the congress that didn't read it, does carry plenty of responsibility for the law they enacted without reading. Keep in mind, it was the Bush Administration's shrewd legal adviser, John "Soaring eagle" Ashcroft the AG who took it to Congress.

You remember John Ashcroft - he's the guy, who when he ran for the Senate, lost to a corpse, which the good voters of Missouri preferred, to the LIVE Ashcroft.

solidarity & peace