Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Freakout

Friday Post

Quickly now...

Let the cowardice begin!

We will get answers to how and why this happened. They will be vital in preventing any future attack. And to our friends and fellow citizens in the Muslim community, Canadians know acts such as these committed in the name of Islam are an aberration of your faith. Continued mutual co-operation and respect will help prevent the influence of distorted ideological propaganda posing as religion.

We will walk forward together, not apart.

Trudeau trolled for votes well.

(SEE: Couture-Rouleau, Zehaf-Bibeau, converts to Islam)

Yes, because "social programs" and the like have helped before:

Society needs to do more to protect young and vulnerable people from radicalization, the premiers of Ontario and Quebec say.

"It's critical that we understand that there are societal issues that have to be addressed," Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said. "In Ontario we are already engaged with many communities, right from my own riding ... that has one of the largest Muslim populations in the country, and there are many, many people who are engaged with us."

Social and educational institutions have to work together with police to put in place protections for young people whose lives are put at risk and then become a danger to society, she said.

"There isn't one solution to this; this is a community issue," Wynne said.

Where was this "backlash" before?

Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa.

The first person to fall under the order was a health care worker returning Friday from treating Ebola patients in West Africa. By Friday evening, she had developed a fever and was being evaluated, New Jersey officials said.

The move came after a physician who returned to New York City a week ago from treating Ebola patients in Guinea fell ill with the virus. Many New Yorkers were dismayed to learn that in the days after he came home, Dr. Craig Spencer rode the subway, took a cab, went bowling, visited a coffee shop and ate at a restaurant in the city of 8 million.

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of endangering global security by imposing a "unilateral diktat" on the rest of the world and shifted blame for the Ukraine crisis onto the West.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mid-Week Mellow

Mid-Week Post

Eight more shopping days until Halloween...

More on today's shootings:

One thing that is missing from this article is Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's conversion to Islam:

I would say that is relevant given not only the nature and place of the attack but also that it took place two days after another convert, Martin Couture-Rouleau, ran down and killed Patrice Vincent, a warrant officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. Could it be that in their new fervour, these converts sought to prove themselves?

Why that is a fatal and unbelievably stupid mistake:

There are four reasons for the rise of the Muslim Suicide Convert. Muslim converts are gullible, fanatical, suicidal and expendable.

Let's start with the last one first. Muslims usually come from tribal cultures with extended family groups. Despite its claims of transnationalism and multiculturalism, Islam is an ethnic religion with the descendants of Mohammed elevated over everyone else, the families in the region of his first conquests elevated over other Arabs, Arabs elevated over non-Arabs, Asian Muslims over African Muslims and African Muslims over Western converts to Islam.

A convert to Islam is lowest on the totem pole because he has no family group. In a tribal society, not having a family connection makes you an outsider and expendable. A Muslim who Jihads himself to death creates a hole in the tribal network of arranged cousin marriages, illegal business arrangements and other extended family support structures. A Muslim convert was never part of the network unless he married into it. And even then he can easily be unplugged because he has no common ancestry with them.

In a Muslim country, he can be killed without having to pay blood price. In a Western country, he can be sent off to die without the "tribe" of Pakistanis or Egyptians who built the mosques and hired the Imams who converted him and convinced him to kill non-Muslims being affected by his death.

He is expendable.
Read the whole thing for some possible insight as to why Rouleau, Bibeau and others have damned themselves thus.
There are four reasons for the rise of the Muslim Suicide Convert. Muslim converts are gullible, fanatical, suicidal and expendable.

Let's start with the last one first. Muslims usually come from tribal cultures with extended family groups. Despite its claims of transnationalism and multiculturalism, Islam is an ethnic religion with the descendants of Mohammed elevated over everyone else, the families in the region of his first conquests elevated over other Arabs, Arabs elevated over non-Arabs, Asian Muslims over African Muslims and African Muslims over Western converts to Islam.

A convert to Islam is lowest on the totem pole because he has no family group. In a tribal society, not having a family connection makes you an outsider and expendable. A Muslim who Jihads himself to death creates a hole in the tribal network of arranged cousin marriages, illegal business arrangements and other extended family support structures. A Muslim convert was never part of the network unless he married into it. And even then he can easily be unplugged because he has no common ancestry with them.

In a Muslim country, he can be killed without having to pay blood price. In a Western country, he can be sent off to die without the "tribe" of Pakistanis or Egyptians who built the mosques and hired the Imams who converted him and convinced him to kill non-Muslims being affected by his death.

He is expendable. - See more at:

It is no accident that Islamism is responsible for violence around the globe and it is responsible for these two attacks on Canadian military personnel. There can be no denying that for to do so is insanity. There is also no flimsy basis on which to justify these acts of terrorism, no "root causes", and certainly there is no longer any reason why preventative and protective measures should not be taken to not only tackle Islamism in the popular culture but to stamp it out permanently. If police officers and military personnel are not supposed to wear identifying garb or be armed (as, sadly, Corporal Nathan Cirillo was not), then anyone and everyone is a defenseless target waiting to be taken out. What kind of security does Parliament Hill have anyway? Bibeau was taken out while in the House of Commons. How could he even have gotten that far and would he have had there been an armed presence and had the RCMP, which seized Bibeau's passport, acted before this rampage?

Unless Prime Minister Harper is willing to identify the source of this kind of terrorism and act, whether stopping immigration from Islamist countries or root out domestic terrorists, this day will just generate empty platitudes rather than concrete action that will keep Canadians safe.

Another reason for cynicism:

Ottawa’s police chief sent an email to some local community leaders, including one Muslim imam, to offer support and encourage communication following a series of shootings at Canada’s Parliament complex in Ottawa.

Um, why?

Were other religious communities contacted and so reassured? What about the population in general? No?

Once again, Ibn Warraq's words provide the explanation that can't be emphasised enough:
Most important, Ibn Warraq  describes the “mind-set” of most Muslims as intolerant, self-pitying, stagnant, and trained to blame others for their own failures. He also sees the Muslim “mind-set” as akin to that of people trapped in totalitarian regimes. The need to control thought and to sacrifice individuality characterizes both Islamic and Marxist regimes. Thus, we understand the affinity that Western “leftists” have with reactionary Islamists. Ibn Warraq contrasts this with a Western “mind-set” which is built upon Greco-Roman, Judeo-Christian, scientific, and Enlightenment foundations and is characterized by intellectual curiosity, genuine interest in the “other,” a sense of irony, the ability to engage in self-criticism, and a concern with finding the truth.
He does not view Western survival or success as due to historical imperialism, colonialism, or slavery:
The West has succeeded because of an insatiable curiosity that has fueled countless experiments and innovations. That is surely something to be proud of.

Moving on...

A woman is charged after the grisly discovery of six decomposed babies:

Police have charged a woman who was renting a storage locker where the remains of six babies were found, but they say it could be months before they know who the infants were or how they died.

Andrea Giesbrecht, 40, was arrested outside her home in north Winnipeg. Const. Eric Hofley said she faces six charges of concealing a body and one charge of breaching probation.

Giesbrecht has also used the name Andrea Naworynski.

Hofley said it will take an extensive forensic investigation to determine if she is related to the dead infants.

The state of the remains discovered Monday was such that police were initially unable to determine how many babies were in the locker. Their ages are still unknown, but they are believed to have been newborns, he said.

What a b!#ch.

Japan is sending officials to reclusive North Korea to keep up pressure for an investigation into the fate of its citizens kidnapped decades ago to train spies, the prime minister said on Wednesday.

Japan eased some sanctions on North Korea in July in return for the North reopening its probe into the status of the abduction victims and had expected an initial report by now.

But Pyongyang said last month there were no details to report and invited Japanese officials to visit for an update.

Jeffrey Fowle has been freed from a North Korean prison:

North Korea has released one of three American citizens detained in the communist nation, U.S. officials said Tuesday, a decision seen as a gesture of goodwill toward Washington amid stalled nuclear negotiations.

Jeffrey Edward Fowle, who had been detained since entering the North in late April, was on his way home after leaving the North, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. The 56-year-old had been accused of leaving a Bible in a hotel.

Fowle is one of three American citizens detained in the North. 

The two others are Matthew Todd Miller, who was sentenced to six years of hard labor for committing "hostile" acts after entering the North in April, and Kenneth Bae, a Korean-American missionary who was detained in late 2012 and has since been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for unspecified anti-state crimes.

There is no "victory" if Kim Jong-Un isn't tried for crimes against humanity:

The good news is that for the first time in North Korea’s history, its rulers face a real risk of accountability for murdering or starving to death more than two million of their own people. In the short term, this raises little or no direct legal risk to Kim Jong Un and his courtiers. In the long-term, a global deliberation on Kim Jong Un’s responsibility for crimes against humanity could unite the world in pressuring North Korea to discard its malevolence, or alternatively, until its malevolent system ceases to exist.


An Open Letter to Alex Hundert

Dear Alex Hundert,

You're a douchebag.

Cases in point:

Let's can the crap that you are truly outraged by colonialism or any injustices in the world of which you are not directly privy because you are just some sheltered white liberal who is mad at dad or whatever (where have we seen this behaviour before?). Because you can never be a fine or even remotely productive individual, you run down those who are, including the young man who lost his life in Ottawa today (attacking such a victim of violence - really classy). Let's also dispense with the nonsense that you are the brave sort who will challenge anyone face-to-face. You're a coward disguising yourself as some sort of iconoclast (probably in order to impress the self-loathing girls who will take any attention they can get even if it is from someone like you). You were called out by people who are rightly nauseated by your disgraceful tweets and your faux outrage ('cause you're, like, real or whatever!). You will never face these people and tell them what you really think. You just mimic others whose ideologies are just plain lazy or dreadful. Do you ever have original thoughts? Probably not.

Now that you've had your tantrum and gotten your attention, can you go away now? The world has had enough of your obnoxious behaviour.


Thinking, Feeling Human Beings

The Story So Far....

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

But Wait! There's More!

In what will not be termed "workplace violence", Patrice Vincent, a warrant officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, was run down and killed by Martin Couture-Rouleau, a convert to Islam, who "died like he wanted to".  His passport had been seized and he was under RCMP surveillance.

The buzzword today is "radicalized", as though adults do not make conscious choices to maim or kill those who are not like them but are somehow lured or brainwashed. Way to chuck aside moral culpability. Omar Khadr was not radicalised nor is he repentant for his terrorist acts. Did those who joined ISIS suddenly decide to rape and murder?

The attack shouldn't leave the prime minister or anyone "troubled" but angry (and don't get me started on "root causes"). If trained soldiers can be attacked, anyone is a target.

How refreshing would it be to admit that Islamism is the problem and then act accordingly?

A shocking discovery that will no doubt be treated lightly:

The discovery of several dead babies in a Winnipeg storage locker is "tragic beyond belief," say police.

Three or four bodies were found Monday afternoon in various states of decomposition, said police spokesman Const. Eric Hofley.


An animal rescue group in Pine Falls, Man., is raising alarms after seven abandoned puppies were found in a box at the community landfill over the weekend.

The puppies were between four and five weeks old and appeared to be in good health when they were discovered on Sunday, said Ernie Stacey, founder of Anishinabe Sunset Country Animal Rescue.
"It's kind of heart-breaking, but it's not the first time that we've seen that," he told CBC News late Monday.

Another six abandoned puppies were found last week, Stacey said, adding that the group has rescued a total of about 20 puppies from the dump in the last three months.

Lithuania will be able to survive without Russian gas after its liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal starts up soon, redrawing the energy map for the Baltic states, President Dalia Grybauskaite said on Tuesday.

The floating LNG import terminal at the port of Klaipeda is planned to open on Oct. 27, ending the supply monopoly of Russia's Gazprom and isolation from global gas markets. Commercial deliveries are due to start after the terminal's testing in the beginning of 2015.

Importing super-cooled gas by tankers will not only ensure Lithuania's energy security, but transform relations with its former Soviet master, Russia, Grybauskaite told Reuters in an interview.

"For us this would give a lot of leverage and freedom in decision making... Nobody will be able to blackmail or force us to pay the political price," she said from her office in Vilnius. "And this is the best result."

Lithuania will be able to meet all the gas needs of its 3 million citizens, and also supply LNG to Baltic neighbors Latvia and Estonia.
 More, please.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday Post

The story so far....

As Canadians, we are fortunate enough to see how disastrous electing an incompetent, stuttering, self-indulged creation of the popular press really is by looking no further than the American experience. The memoirs of an unaccomplished empty-suit do not detract from one's transparent ambitions:

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair said it was premature for Justin Trudeau to say the Liberals would take away a Conservative tax cut that doesn’t yet exist.

Mulcair reacted on Monday to comments over the weekend by the Liberal leader, who said, if elected, the Grits would rescind the promised income-splitting tax cuts.

Mulcair said his party doesn’t like income splitting because it doesn’t benefit a large enough percentage of the population. Income splitting allows couple to pool incomes in order for the higher earner to fall into a lower tax bracket.

However, Mulcair wouldn’t say if his party would take away the tax cut if they win the 2015 federal election.

While the benefits of income splitting are not unanimously praised in the Conservative Party, there has been no indication the government will renege on its promise to offer the tax-cutting measure if the spring budget is balanced and there is a surplus.

Trudeau said over the weekend that he’ll rescind income splitting and use the surplus to pay for education, innovation and other projects to benefit the middle class.

(Sidebar: as the NDP is no longer the far-left, Mulcair almost becomes a voice of reason. Almost.)

Related: Justin Trudeau's popularity falls after he fails to condemn ISIS as normal thinking, feeling human beings should do:

The Abacus Data poll, released on Monday afternoon, suggests that the federal Liberals have taken a six-point drop since last month. 

The respected pollsters still have Justin Trudeau’s party in the lead with 32 per cent support, but now have the Tories on their heels with 30 per cent and the NDP not far behind at 25 per cent support. 

Abacus’ David Coletto says the ”road for the Liberals may not be as smooth as appeared last month.”

"For the first time in our tracking this year," Coletto wrote, “we have seen some movement. Liberal support is down, NDP and Green support has ticked up, while Conservative support is holding at 30 per cent.”

A lot of people dismiss mid-term opinion polls, arguing that they don’t provide much value months or even years before an election.  

But this latest poll is interesting for a couple of reasons. 

It’s one of the first major polls conducted after the parliamentary debate about Canada’s mission in Iraq. It’s also the first poll after Trudeau’s latest gaffe when, during a Q&A, he inappropriately said that Canada can do better than “trying to whip out our CF-18’s” and show the international community “how big they are.”

This poll might just give us a glimpse of how much voter support a Justin Trudeau-gaffe can cost his Liberal party – at least in the short term. 

(Sidebar: "short term" relates to low-information voters who don't know or care that ISIS is a band of savages and that Canada has had humanitarian aid in place since before the debates that Trudeau often did not take part in.)

Ontario Liberal voters are getting more of what they happily voted for:

 A plan to "optimize" major public assets is a recipe for higher booze and electricity prices in Ontario, Interim PC leader Jim Wilson says.

The Ed Clark-led government assets council is proposing that the LCBO increase the service charge levied on beer producers to cover distribution costs, effectively giving the provincial treasury a greater share of the profits as a result of the government-sanctioned Beer Store monopoly.

"The way I read that part of the report is they're looking to squeeze beer customers," Wilson said Monday.

"They're not talking about reducing the size and the cost of the bureaucracy at The Beer Store, they're not talking about really selling it."

Clark's group of advisers is reviewing publicly owned Hydro One, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and the LCBO to determine if there are ways to maximize profits for taxpayers.

On Friday, Clark said in a major speech that he does not recommend selling off the assets, except for a majority share in Hydro One's distribution business.

Wilson said he supports keeping the assets public but believes Clark should have been given freer rein to look at all options.

Clark made it clear that the Kathleen Wynne government was not interested in selling Hydro One or OPG outright, or breaking up the monopolies of The Beer Store or LCBO.

It doesn't end there:

The Liberals are also facing demands from the opposition parties to release documentation surrounding a $224-million loan made years ago for the MaRS Phase 2 tower. MaRS and the developer have been unable to repay the loan and the province is now paying interest of up to $7.1 million a year on it until an agreement on the future of the new tower is finalized.

I could almost live with this if I knew for a fact that Liberal voters lived in such squalor that one had to put their faces on UNICEF boxes.


A Muslim woman wearing a niqab has been forced to leave a theatre in France after the cast refused to perform in protest against her attire.

The niqab is a traditional Muslim garment which covers the head and chest, with the exception of the eyes. It is illegal in France.

The incident occurred during the performance of La Traviata at Opera Bastille in Paris, the opera house's deputy director Jean-Philippe Thiellay told AFP.

The episode is believed to have happened on 3 October. However, French media did not report it until Sunday [19 October].

The woman, from the Gulf State, was visiting France with her companion. She was asked to remove the veil or leave the theatre as "performers said they didn't want to sing," Thiellay explained.

After the deputy-director was made aware of the cast's request, an usher approached the woman.

"He told her that in France there is a ban of this nature, asked her to either uncover her face or leave the room. The man asked the woman to get up, they left," Thiellay said, adding that it was unpleasant "to ask someone to leave."
At no point should Western culture tolerate the intolerable. In Islamic countries, women have had acid thrown in their faces or were abused if they didn't cover up. The desire for modesty is a fraud perpetrated on multicultural apologists who don't understand that wearing niqabs or any other covering is a thumb-in-the-eye of the popular culture where such adolescent reactionary garb-wearing is tolerated.

Just like ISIS, Saudi Arabia also beheads people:

A sudden surge in public executions in Saudi Arabia in the last two months has coincided with a U.S.-led bombing campaign against Islamic State. This has led to inevitable comparisons in Western media between Islamic State's beheadings and those practiced in Saudi Arabia.

Defenders of the Saudi death penalty say beheadings, usually with a single sword stroke, are at least as humane as lethal injections in the United States. They deplore any comparison between the kingdom's execution of convicted criminals and Islamic State's extra-judicial killing of innocent hostages.

But rights activists say they are more concerned by the justice system behind the death penalty in the kingdom than by its particular method of execution. And critics of the Al Saud ruling family say the latest wave of executions may have a political message, with Riyadh determined to demonstrate its toughness at a moment of regional turmoil.

Saudi Arabia beheaded 26 people in August, more than in the first seven months of the year combined. The total for the year now stands at 59, compared to 69 for all of last year, according to Human Rights Watch.

“It’s possible the executions were used as intimidation and flexing of muscles. It’s a very volatile time and executions do serve a purpose when they’re done en masse,” said Madawi al-Rasheed, visiting professor at the Middle East Centre of the London School of Economics.

“There’s uncertainty around Saudi Arabia from the north and from the south and inside they are taking aggressive action alongside the U.S. against Islamic State, and all that is creating some kind of upheaval, which the death penalty tries to keep a lid on.”

For some reason, the West seems dependent on this house of sand.

The city of Richmond is considering a ban on Chinese-language signs:

The hottest language debate may no longer be in Quebec but rather British Columbia, where a city in Vancouver’s suburbs is again embroiled in a battle over whether English should be included on signs targeting the city’s Chinese community.

And thanks to the impending municipal election, the language debate has received a higher profile than ever before, with several council candidates weighing in for and against mandating the use of English.

Richmond, B.C., has one of the most significant Chinese communities in Canada, with more than half its population of 205,000 descending from the country.

As a result, companies are targeting the Chinese community through billboards and other advertisements written entirely in Chinese.

The debate routinely draws comparisons to Quebec, where “language police” have garnered headlines for seeking and destroying company signs posted exclusively in English.

Last week, the City of Richmond voted to seek a legal opinion to determine what, if anything, they could do about Chinese-only signs. ...

Independent candidate Janos Bergman, however, told the Post that Chinese-only signs “serve to exclude the rest of the community and this is very un-Canadian.”

On his Facebook page, council candidate Henry Yao says that it is important for cultures to remain unique in a multi-cultural society, but that harmony relies on communication.

"This is why I wish to emphasize the importance of English on all signs in Richmond," he writes

“Having a common language will help people to communicate and understand each other. If we all live together and do not share a common language, we will become an exclusive society of strangers.”
It is not always easy to learn another language or adapt readily to new surroundings. That being said, failure to do so in an environment as welcoming and affluent as the West suggests that there is an unwillingness more than an inability.

And now, fifteen tales of female ghosts to curdle the blood.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Freakout

Getting one in the mood for Halloween...

This commercial was deemed so scary that it came with a warning that anyone with health conditions or was faint-of-heart should not watch it:

To make up for that, watch these incredibly funny Panda cheese commercials:

Friday Post

Just in time for the week-end...

It is reported that ISIS has appropriated three fighter jets and are training pilots to use them:

Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State in Syria are training members of the group to fly in three captured fighter jets, a group monitoring the war said on Friday, saying it was the first time the militant group had taken to the air.

The group, which has seized swathes of land in Syria and Iraq, has been flying the planes over the captured al-Jarrah military airport east of Aleppo, said Rami Abdulrahman, who runs the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

If true, this opens up a new front in the battle against these child-murderers.

To another crisis Obama has no intention of handling:

President Obama said Thursday evening that he might appoint an “Ebola czar” to oversee the US government’s response to the virus. ...

Obama also addressed the question of whether the US should institute a temporary ban on travel into the US from the West African countries most affected by Ebola – Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. The president said he didn’t have a “philosophical objection” to a travel ban, but cited experts in infectious disease who say that a travel ban could be counterproductive.

(Sidebar: Obama does not lead, as his golf-playing clearly demonstrates. The Ebola crisis is one more distraction from his inability to be a principled and competent leader.)

Obama: moron or instigator? Discuss.

Now on to another little-vetted, inexperienced dope the popular press fawns over:

Tears in my eyes — from laughter, or despair, or both — I made it to the end of Chatelaine magazine’s feature story on the Liberal leader, which asks, “Is Justin Trudeau the candidate women have been waiting for?” In 2,500 words, the author takes us inside the Trudeau home, where readers watch the Liberal leader balance his youngest by his feet in his garden, pose for pictures with his family on the couch and in the pool and answer a few soft questions, including one on his favourite author. The profile is a rather lovely snapshot of a young, happy family of five, but as a political profile — indeed, one that suggests its subject might be the candidate for women — it is insulting, patronizing fluff. Many women in Canada complain that politicians don’t take them seriously as intelligent, informed voters. This article is proof positive.

I suggest that the kind of women who would be moved by this fluff piece are the sort of women who do their thinking on their knees anyway (and no, I'm not taking that back). If Trudeau's many gaffes, utter contempt for seriousness and his "ladies' night" wherein he gushed about China's dictatorship, the kind that kills female infants and allows the sexual servitude of North Korean women, do not clue them into what kind of self-indulged twit he is, this fluff piece is their rationale for the kind of leader they want.

Canada is too big for these idiots to fail.

Related: Jean Chretien, who presided over Ad Scam and did not seek justice for murdered Canadian Zahra Kazemi, defends Justin Trudeau.

Birds of a feather, ect.

Why we need to elect our judges, state the obvious and let Darwin be vindicated:

For Laurie Hill, resident of Canada’s largest aboriginal community, it’s just wrong to suggest that modern medicine is the only way to treat cancer and other serious diseases.

She stands firmly behind the Six Nations neighbours who took their 11-year-old daughter with leukemia out of chemotherapy, and are treating her with traditional, but unproven, native methods and other alternative health-care instead.

“There’s a fear of [aboriginal remedies] or denial of it. If things can’t be quantified or qualified, to them it’s irrelevant,” said Ms. Hill, as she shopped at Ancestral Voices Healing Centre Thursday. “Who are they [doctors] to say she will make it with their treatments. Just because they have a degree, that makes them more knowledgeable?”

Her perspective on what seems to be a widening cultural divide received some recognition from a surprising quarter Thursday: ­the judge deciding whether the cancer-stricken girl should be forced back into chemotherapy. ...

But Justice Gethin Edward of the Ontario Court of Justice suggested physicians essentially want to “impose our world view on First Nation culture.” The idea of a cancer treatment being judged on the basis of statistics that quantify patients’ five-year survival rate is “completely foreign” to aboriginal ways, he said.

First of all, I don't believe for one moment this girl decided this course of action and even if she did, she is a kid and cannot decide, so there one goes. One would think her parents would be wise enough to choose Western medicine which has a far better chance of treating this poor kid's illness than a Stone Age culture ever could. But if Western culture is so intrusive (as Justice Edward believes), so is the money and the accoutrements that stem from it.

This case extends far from the rights and abilities to choose the best course of action for one's self or family. It is a deliberate thumb-in-the-eye by someone who advocates unproven therapies and a willing participant in this madness.