Professor Djerassi is the man who invented the Pill, the first oral contraceptive, which triggered the sexual revolution of the 1960s, and which many would argue changed the face of society and sexual morality for ever — and not necessarily for the better. The Pill gave us sex without children. Now Djerassi has turned that concept on its head. He believes the developed world is heading towards its next cultural revolution — children without sex.
China's Ministry of Public Security has issued a directive listing 43 categories of 'unwanteds' who are to be investigated and may be barred from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the Falun Dafa Information Centre reports. The banned groups will include members of religious groups not sanctioned by the state, including the underground Catholic and other Christian churches; "key individuals in ideological fields," "counter-revolutionary" figures, the Dalai Lama and all affiliates, "individuals who instigate discontentment toward the Chinese Communist Party through the Internet," and certain types of "handicapped" persons.
Jack Kevorkian, the retired pathologist dubbed "Dr. Death" after claiming he had participated in at least 130 assisted suicides, left prison after eight years Friday still believing people have the right to die. A smiling Kevorkian said the release was "one of the high points of life" as he paused near a white van that was waiting for him. He was accompanied by "60 Minutes" correspondent Mike Wallace.
In a bunker beneath the bustling streets of central London, guards monitor a grid of closed-circuit television. The centre, at a secret location, is run by a private company in association with the police and local council ... Britain has more than 4 million closed-circuit security cameras, more than any other Western democracy. Police say the average Briton is on as many as 300 cameras every day, usually unaware.
You'd think it would take a lot of courage for a 5-foot-11, 190-pound woman trapped in a man's body to stride around town in a short skirt and heels. But then, this is a gal who's got chutzpah. Lisa (who promised her 24-year-old son she wouldn't let us print her last name) (was) featured in a documentary on transgendered men ... on Vision TV. Life is Not a Drag (followed) Lisa and Marissa, two souls who were born in male bodies but always felt themselves to be women.
This years' Bilderberg conference is the big one. If Kissinger and the steering committee can convince the Turks, through threats and bribery, to go for the NeoCon 'regime change' agenda for Iran, we can expect a further Middle Eastern bloodbath and Islamic genocide.
More than three-quarters of Americans believe the Bible is literally the word of God or inspired by the word of God, according to a trio of Gallup surveys, with 19 percent saying the Good Book is a compendium of myth and legend. The three surveys found that an average 31 percent of the respondents said that "the Bible is absolutely accurate and should be taken literally word for word," according to Frank Newport, editor in chief of the Gallup Poll.
Six retailers across the province have won more than $500,000 apiece playing the lottery, with an Aldergrove grocery store employee taking home $1.35 million, according to an independent audit by the provincial government. The B.C. Lottery Corporation Wednesday released a list of the ticket retailers who have won big through 6/49, Payday and Extra or had multiple wins with Keno and SportsAction.
A gay gang that allegedly raped victims lured on the Internet, drugged them and infected them with the AIDS virus has shocked the Netherlands and raised questions over its liberal sex culture. Health Minister Ab Klink on Thursday called the case "horrible", as the press splashed the news across its front pages.
The federal government recorded a $1.3 trillion loss last year — far more than the official $248 billion deficit — when corporate-style accounting standards are used, a USA TODAY analysis shows ... The loss — equal to $11,434 per household — is more than Americans paid in income taxes in 2006. "We're on an unsustainable path and doing a great disservice to future generations," says Chris Chocola ... who is pushing for more accurate federal accounting.
"One of the world injustices least noticed in the West is the growing scale of Christian persecution," says Lyle, who runs the British arm of Open Doors, a charity that works with afflicted churches and individuals. "We estimate that 200m Christians in more than 60 countries face the most brutal retribution because of their faith." Christians have been persecuted, and have persecuted others, of course, since the Romans. What is unparalleled today is the sheer scope across the world.
A communist official accused of executing a systematic campaign of torture and genocide against religious believers in northeast China will arrive in Ottawa this weekend at the invitation of the federal government, a representative of the persecuted group said Wednesday.
As the media runs stories of candidates getting into trouble for donating to Planned Parenthood, it's noteworthy to mention how much the controversial organization receives on the public dole. In 2005 Planned Parenthood got $272 million in our taxes, twice the money it made from its 255,000 surgical abortions. Since 1987, Planned Parenthood has taken in $3.2 billion in taxpayer funds for its deadly agenda. So, since 1973 Planned Parenthood has aborted 3.8 million babies with the help of over 3.9 billion tax dollars.
Apparently, the problem couldn't be the prevalence of father-absent upbringings in the Jane-Finch area of Toronto, or the glorification of gangsta, drug and gun culture that liberals and social democrats such as Mr. Miller have been loathe to denounce out of a politically correct fear of being called racists ... Nope. If we follow Mayor Miller's logic, the only reason Jordan Manners is dead is the federal Conservatives' unwillingness to ban handguns.
Children in provincially licensed daycares have been hit, kicked, allowed to play in filthy conditions and fed allergy-triggering food that nearly claimed their lives. A Star investigation based on thousands of never-before-released daycare incidents and inspection reports has uncovered a myriad of serious problems including children wandering off unattended, being forcibly confined in closets and storage rooms as punishment, and served meals prepared in mice-infested kitchens.
Microwaves from wireless mobile phone transmitters may be more potent than lower frequency electromagnetic fields in promoting cancer.
A Pentagon report given to Congress says Beijing is spending far more on its military budget than admitted and calls for greater transparency. The report highlights China's greater ability to mount pre-emptive strikes, citing new submarines, unmanned combat aircraft and sophisticated missiles. China said in March it was increasing its military spending by 17.8% in 2007.
Hundreds of people marched through the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to commemorate the Tiananmen Square protests 18 years ago, angry over comments from a legislator who appeared to take Beijing's side in the crackdown ... Organizers said about 1,500 people took part in the march, which has been held every year since 1989 on the Sunday before June 4. Police put the figure at 1,000.
One of the more remarkable phenomena of the past 30 years has been what I call the “moving goalpost of the unthinkable.” Some of us are old enough to remember when the embrace of contraception would never — not in a million years — lead to the embrace of abortion. We also remember when, after Roe v. Wade, the embrace of abortion would never — not in a million years — lead to legal euthanasia. And of course, we all remember when the embrace of euthanasia would not lead to snuff television such as the 60 Minutes broadcast of one of Jack Kevorkian’s murders — until it did.
Striding along the beach on one of his summer holidays in Barbados over the years, Mr Blair has prompted headlines such as Blair’s Bargain Break On Fantasy Island. The real fantasy island, however, is the country he has led for ten years.