Category Archives: Children

Cincinnati man shoots at 1-year-old boy, is shot by man with concealed carry permit

McCary/Hamilton County Jail Photo

McCary/Hamilton County Jail Photo

Fox News: A 62-year-old man with a gun in each hand fired at four people – including a 1-year-old boy – before a civilian with a concealed carry permit returned fire and wounded the shooter, cops told FOX19.

Thomas McCary is being held without bond on four counts of felonious assault.

McCary was arguing with a woman around 8 p.m. Sunday night and, when the woman’s brother, Patrick Ewing, approached, McCary pulled out a .38-caliber handgun and fired three shots at him, Cincinnati police said.

Ewing didn’t get hit, but he did get his own gun and returned fire, wounding McCary in the leg. Ewing had a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

Injured, McCary went into his house to get a second gun and, holding a weapon in each hand, he fired three shots in the direction of the woman, Jeaneta Walker, her 1-year-old son and a third man.

Ewing fired at McCary again to try to distract him as the victims fled indoors. McCary squeezed off a few more rounds, hitting no one, before withdrawing into his apartment, Cincinnati.com reported.

McCary was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was arrested at 2:30 a.m. He was treated, released and booked into the Hamilton County Jail by 3:42 a.m. McCary is scheduled to face a judge Monday morning.

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Companies that fund Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby body parts

On July 14, 2015, the Center for Medical Progress, headed by a valiant Christian named David Daleiden, released a shocking undercover video showing Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood (PP) sells the body parts of aborted unborn children (like fetal livers) and has its physicians do unlawful partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts. See “Planned Parenthood sells body parts of aborted human babies”.

David Daleiden

David Daleiden

Days later, a second sting video was released, showing another PP senior official, Dr. Mary Gatter, haggling over how much she would charge for the aborted baby body parts. See “Second Planned Parenthood sting video: use “less crunchy” abortion method to get intact body parts for sale” and also “Human baby body parts and tissue for sale“.

Here are 38 companies that have directly funded Planned Parenthood (source: The Daily Signal). Since abortion accounts for 94% of Planned Parenthood’s for-profit business, this means the following ghoulish companies are directly funding the murder of innocent and defenseless human beings, as well as the sale of their body parts and organs:

  1. Adobe
  2. American Cancer Society
  3. American Express
  4. AT&T
  5. Avon
  6. Bank of America
  7. Bath & Body Works
  8. Ben & Jerry’s
  9. Clorox
  10. Converse
  11. Deutsche Bank
  12. Dockers
  13. Energizer
  14. Expedia
  15. ExxonMobil
  16. Fannie Mae
  17. Groupon
  18. Intuit
  19. Johnson & Johnson
  20. La Senza
  21. Levi Strauss
  22. Liberty Mutual
  23. Macy’s
  24. March of Dimes
  25. Microsoft
  26. Morgan Stanley
  27. Nike
  28. Oracle
  29. PepsiCo
  30. Pfizer
  31. Progressive (auto insurance)
  32. Starbucks
  33. Susan G. Komen
  34. Tostitos
  35. Unilever
  36. United Way
  37. Verizon
  38. Wells Fargo

The Daily Signal (TDS) originally listed 41 companies — a list obtained from Planned Parenthood’s website. After TDS first published the list, three companies — Xerox, Ford Motor Co., Coca-Cola — contacted TDS to say their inclusion on PP’s list was erroneous. They asked PP to remove them from its list. PP’s response was to delete the entire list from their website.

Below are some reaction to the two undercover videos.

1. The Good Guys:

2. The Bad Guys:

The following politicians and organizations are defending PP:

  • The Obama administration not only says the selling of aborted babies’ body parts is “ethical,” spokesman Josh Ernest said that Obama, who says he’s a Christian, will not defund Planned Parenthood. That means the evil POS is forcing you, me, and every taxpayer to fund this ghoulish practice, against our conscience.
  • Wannabe-president Hillary Clinton, who calls herself a Christian, on July 23, 2016, defended the Planned Parenthood abortion business, saying PP offers “important services.” Hillary also defended late-term or partial-birth abortions, which is illegal. (H/t FOTM’s MomOfIV)
  • House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who calls herself a Catholic Christian, instead of demanding an investigation of PP, wants the Obama administration to investigate the Center for Medical Progress who made the undercover videos.
  • Minnesota governor Mark Dayton refuses to investigate PP.
  • The New York Times also defends PP’s sale of aborted baby parts.
  •  A Rasmussen poll found that 25% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the sale of body organs from aborted babies for use in medical research. 54% oppose, and 22% are undecided. 43% favor the use of fetal tissue in medical research; 34% are opposed; 23% are not sure.

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~Éowyn

Hey #blacklivesmatter and #gunsense crowd: More shootings in Chicago this past weekend

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MyFoxChicago: Five people have been killed and at least 24 others wounded in shootings on the South and West sides of Chicago since Friday afternoon, police said.

The most recent fatal shooting was a double homicide that left a third person injured early Sunday in Humboldt Park. About 2:35 a.m., the three were in a dark car heading southbound in the 500 block of North Avers when shots were fired from the sidewalk, according to Chicago Police.

The driver, a 32-year-old man, and the front-seat passenger, a man whose age wasn’t available, were both shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene. The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the deaths but did not release more details. A 26-year-old woman in the backseat suffered a graze wound to the right ankle and was taken to Norwegian American Hospital, where her condition stabilized, police said.

Late Saturday, a man was shot dead and another wounded in Greater Grand Crossing, police said. The men, both 21, were walking about 10:15 p.m. in the 1100 block of East 73rd Street when a gunman got out of a black car nearby and opened fire, police said.

Both were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said. One was shot multiple times in the chest and pronounced dead, police said. The other was shot in the left leg. The medical examiner’s office did not immediately confirm that fatality.

Early Saturday, a 32-year-old man was fatally shot in a gang-related attack in Austin. About 12:50 a.m., he was walking with another person in the 4900 block of West Hubbard when shots rang out and he was hit in the abdomen and right shoulder. He was dead at the scene, police said. Authorities had not released his name as of Saturday night.

A 17-year-old boy died in the weekend’s first homicide about 6:45 p.m. Friday in North Lawndale. Donell Morrison was shot in the back in the 1200 block of South Kolin, authorities said. Morrison, of the 1300 block of South Kostner, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:04 p.m.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened about 5:30 a.m. Sunday in Little Village. About 5:30 a.m., a 27-year-old man was in the 2600 block of West 23rd Street when someone started shooting from a blue minivan. He took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital with gunshot wounds to the abdomen and side. His condition stabilized, police said.

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At least 21 other people have suffered gunshot wounds in attacks across the city since 3 p.m. Friday.

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National Children’s Leukemia Foundation is a fraud

It is bad enough to defraud people.

It is downright evil to defraud by taking advantage of others’ goodness, which is what fake charities do.

Daily Mail reports, July 22, 2015, that the New York Attorney General has shut down the National Children’s Leukemia Foundation, after an investigation revealed the crooked founder, Zvi “Steve” Shor, had been pocketing nearly $1 million a year while only spending 1% of donations on children with leukemia.

The organization has also been accused of faking audit reports, when no audits were conducted.

Shor started the charity in 1991, following the death of his son from leukemia. He then continued to run the charity from his basement in Brooklyn, New York, amassing $13 million in donations between April 2009 and March 2013. 

Zvi Shor's house in Brooklyn

During this period, Shor was also paying himself a $600,000 salary while sending an additional $655,000 “for research purposes” to a shell organization in Israel run by his sister.

Shor ran the organization as president until 2010, when he was replaced by accountant and auditor Yehuda Gutwein when it was revealed that Shor had been convicted of bank fraud in 1999.

In addition to Shor, the other individuals named in the suit include Gutwein, Shor’s son Shlomo Shor, and Shlomo Donn.

Read more here.

~Éowyn

Marijuana Makes Me a Better Mom

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Cosmopolitan: The first time I smoked marijuana and tried to function while stoned was on 4/20 my freshman year of high school. It was a school tradition — everyone knew about “The High,” when kids disappeared to get baked and came back to the school’s food festival and jazz concert. It also happened to be my 15th birthday. During the afternoon’s classes, a teacher glared at me when I failed to answer a question. I knew she knew I was stoned, and I froze. I got nauseated. I had to leave the room. I had to leave the school. I spent the rest of the day on the lawn, confused and not at all happy to be high.

Eleven years later, I was home alone with my 1-year-old twins. I was exhausted. One daughter was crying, and I didn’t know why. The other kept laughing, which for some reason made it worse. For the first time since becoming pregnant, for the first time in years, I opened up my stash box and hid in the bathroom to smoke a little pot. Two puffs was all it took, all it had ever taken, to get me as high as I like to be.

When I went back to change my daughters’ diapers, something was different. I was different. I had always found that marijuana increased my ability to empathize, but when interacting with my completely nonjudgmental babies, I found that this empathy helped me. When my daughter whined, I understood implicitly she was uncomfortable in her diaper. I stripped her of her clothes, and she started smiling at once. Normally, I’d have put her back in a new diaper, worrying about pee on the floor. But a bit high, I didn’t care. It was urine. I cleaned urine all the time. So what if she pees? She’s happy! It’s a hardwood floor, and I have a WetJet!

I realized I was actually sort of a better parent stoned.

I avoid relying on marijuana. I get paranoid interacting with other adults if I’ve smoked. I won’t drive. But if I’m alone with the kids for the day, I’ll indulge. With marijuana, I have more patience. I’m slower to get angry or frustrated, because I understand their frustrations. I am able to see the world through their eyes, to remember how hard it is to be a preschooler or toddler, how things that seem obvious to me aren’t yet known to them. We all have a better day.

Marijuana isn’t legal where I live, but it is somewhat decriminalized. Our mayor recently passed an initiative that called for police and courts to dismiss low-level drug charges, so if I’m caught with the limited amount of marijuana it takes to get me high once in a while, I know I’ll be OK. I don’t smoke in front of the kids, and I don’t intend to in the future. When they’re adults, they can make their own choices about marijuana, but I probably won’t smoke with them. There are very few adults I’m comfortable being high around, and I would be surprised if my kids made the list.

Pot is known to be an effective treatment for anxiety. I, like countless other people who find themselves in the role of caregivers for miniature versions of themselves, get stressed out by my kids. Genuine, honest-to-God, parenthood-induced anxiety is a real thing. In my case, marijuana is my anti-anxiety drug of choice. It doesn’t knock me out the way Xanax did. It doesn’t have weird side effects or cause addiction. It’s just something I can turn to on a really hard day. When my kids are bickering for the 15th time in as many minutes, I can disappear for 30 seconds, come back a bit high, and mediate calmly — with a smile, no less.

I say yes to more requests for childhood fun. To baking cookies, craft projects, trips to the park, board games, fashion shows … any of the things that under normal circumstances make my shoulders tense up as I contemplate inevitable messes and tantrums. When I’m a little stoned, there are no fights. My catchphrase goes from, “Thirty-second time out for everyone,” to, “Let’s all take a deep breath and count to four.”

I have three children, and sometimes I smoke marijuana so I can be a better parent to them, because they deserve my best. And in my book, anything you can do that makes you a better parent is good parenting.

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Berkeley tree-huggers go naked

A group of Berkeleyans fulfilled every stereotype of the woo-woo Left by hugging eucalyptus trees with their clothes off, to protest a proposed tree-clearing program to prevent wildfire.

Tracey Taylor reports for Berkeleyside that an estimated 50-75 people took part in a staged protest on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at a eucalyptus grove on the UC Berkeley campus, many of them stripping naked in doing so, to make clear their opposition to a proposed FEMA-funded tree-clearing program in the East Bay hills.

The event was orchestrated by the Tree Spirit Project whose mission is “to raise awareness of the critical role trees play in our lives, both globally and personally.” Jack Gescheidt, who founded the project, does this partly by taking fine-art photographs of people, often naked, communing with trees and nature.

On Saturday, at around 10 a.m., Gescheidt came to an area of the Cal campus with a six-man crew, according to Ted Friedman who took the photographs published here. Gescheidt gave a “stirring talk” defending the eucalyptus trees, which he said have been wrongly identified as a fire risk. He then directed the volunteers who had shown up to pose artfully against the large trees. Then many of the volunteers stripped off and resumed their poses for photographs to be taken. The shoot took about two hours.

Eye Bleach Alert!

What’s seen can never  be unseen!

You were warned. So if you choose to proceed, don’t complain later.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency in March allocated $5.7 million to the California Office of Emergency Services to remove eucalyptus trees as part of fire hazard abatement in Claremont Canyon — scene of a devastating wildfire in 1991 — and other nearby areas, such as Tilden Park and Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve. The funds will be distributed to UC Berkeley, the city of Oakland, and the East Bay Regional Parks District (EBRPD).

The fire that took hold on Oct. 20, 1991 spread across 1,520 acres, incinerating more than 3,300 homes at an average rate of 11 seconds each and, ultimately, injuring 150 people and leaving 25 dead.

The Tree Spirit Project has joined other campaigners who oppose what they say is unnecessary and harmful “clear-cutting.” The Hills Conservation Network (HCN) group is suing FEMA in federal court. It says the clearing of trees will increase rather than decrease fire danger by turning fire-resistant living trees into dead wood left onsite. It is also protesting the potential use of the herbicide Glyphosate, commercially known as Round Up, on the remaining tree stumps after the clearing.

However, another group of hills residents opposes the FEMA decision for the opposite reason: they say the fire mitigation plan doesn’t go far enough. The Claremont Canyon Conservancy (CCC) supports complete eradication. Jon Kaufman, stewardship coordinator of the 500-strong group, said earlier this year: “The problem today is eucalyptuses crowd out native trees, leaving a dense eucalyptus forest with oaks and bays underneath, starved for sunlight.”

Why is it that only the Left protest by going naked? Is it exhibitionism, which they fancifully rationalize as their bold “subversion” of “middle-class” American culture? See:

~Éowyn

Second Planned Parenthood sting video: use “less crunchy” abortion method to get intact body parts for sale

Dr. Mary Gatter

The Center for Medical Progress just released a second undercover video in which Planned Parenthood (PP) senior executive Dr. Mary Gatter haggled over how much PP would get paid for selling aborted baby body parts, and indicated that PP abortionists would use “less crunchy” methods that don’t chop up baby bodies so as to obtain the more-in-demand “intact” body parts to sell.

LOS ANGELES, July 21—A second undercover video shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Medical Directors’ Council President, Dr. Mary Gatter, haggling over payments for intact fetal specimens and offering to use a “less crunchy technique” to get more intact body parts.

It is similar to last week’s viral video showing PPFA Senior Director of Medical Services Dr. Deborah Nucatola admitting to using partial-birth abortions to get intact parts and suggesting a price range of $30 to $100 per specimen. (See “Planned Parenthood sells body parts of aborted human babies”)

Gatter is a senior official within Planned Parenthood and is President of the Medical Directors’ Council, the central committee of all Planned Parenthood affiliate medical directors.

Actors posing as buyers ask Gatter, “What would you expect for intact [fetal] tissue?”

“Well, why don’t you start by telling me what you’re used to paying!” Gatter replies.

Gatter continues: “You know, in negotiations whoever throws out the figure first is at a loss, right?” She explains, “I just don’t want to lowball,” before suggesting, “$75 a specimen.”

Gatter twice recites Planned Parenthood messaging on fetal tissue collection, “We’re not in it for the money,” and “The money is not the important thing,” but she immediately qualifies each statement with, respectively, “But what were you thinking of?” and, “But it has to be big enough that it’s worthwhile for me.

Gatter also admits that in prior fetal tissue deals, Planned Parenthood received payment in spite of incurring no cost: “It was logistically very easy for us, we didn’t have to do anything. So there was compensation for this.” She accepts a higher price of $100 per specimen understanding that it will be only for high-quality fetal organs: “Now, this is for tissue that you actually take, not just tissue that someone volunteers and you can’t find anything, right?”

By the lunch’s end, Gatter suggests $100 per specimen is not enough and concludes, “Let me just figure out what others are getting, and if this is in the ballpark, then it’s fine, if it’s still low, then we can bump it up. I want a Lamborghini.

The sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison or a fine of up to $500,000 (42 U.S.C. 289g-2).

Gatter also suggests modifying the abortion procedure to get more intact fetuses: “I wouldn’t object to asking Ian, who’s our surgeon who does the cases, to use an IPAS [manual vacuum aspirator] at that gestational age in order to increase the odds that he’s going to get an intact specimen.

Gatter seems aware this violates rules governing tissue collection, but disregards them: “To me, that’s kind of a specious little argument.” Federal law requires that no alteration in the timing or method of abortion be done for the purposes of fetal tissue collection (42 U.S.C. 289g-1).

The video, like last week’s featuring Dr. Nucatola, was produced by The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) — part of CMP’s nearly 3-year-long investigative journalism study, “Human Capital.”

CMP’s Project Lead David Daleiden notes, “Planned Parenthood’s top leadership admits they harvest aborted baby parts and receive payments for this. Planned Parenthood’s only denial is that they make money off of baby parts, but that is a desperate lie that becomes more and more untenable as CMP reveals Planned Parenthood’s business operations and statements that prove otherwise.”

Seven State Governments have opened investigations into Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted fetal body parts, as have three Congressional Committees. The House Energy and Commerce Committee has called PPFA’s Senior Director of Medical Services to testify this month about the organization’s fetal tissue harvesting.

But the Obama administration continues to insist that Planned Parenthood’s sale of baby body parts is “ethical” and that federal government taxpayers’ funding of the abortion mill will continue.

What you can do:

  1. Tell your Congress critters to defund Planned Parenthood. Click here.
  2. Show your support for Center for Medical Project (CMP) by donating (click here) or send them a “thank you” (click here).
  3. If you work for an abortion clinic or a company that sells fetal tissue and would like help, go to CMP’s Abortion Providers & Clinic Workers page.

See also “Human baby body parts and tissue for sale“.

~Éowyn