Michael Moore stepped on by an elephant just made my day :)
Every Little Helps
"You'll see a group of people who have obviously been to church," [Pastor] Ed Young said. "And you'll see them order all this fat-laden food and then they'll say, 'Let's pray together. God, bless this food to the nourishment of our bodies.'Right on. I know several healthy-eating church-going smokers who see their smoking as no worse than their minister's spare tire. While it's true it's no worse, it's also no better, and comparison to the other person is no excuse for not changing behavior -- as both groups need to realize.
"The deal is they should have prayed before they ordered, 'God, help me order stuff that will glorify you.' "
Millions of dollars have been poured into the area by charities and the state government, but to little avail. Crime is a way of life for young people, who grow up expecting to go to prison.People are angry that their part of society is so oppressed (and, from what I hear, it's nothing but the truth to say that Aboriginal people are discriminated against), but money's not helping, obviously. (Also from what I hear, behavioral problems and lifestyle problems among them have also skyrocketed since the implementation of this welfare state.)
The woman, who first told the police she had been raped, has been charged with making fictitious reports to law enforcement, prostitution and criminal theft by extortion.I hear from so many feminists that it is anti-woman to ask for some evidence besides he-said-she-said when making a rape charge. "No woman would ever go through the trauma [of making an anonymous claim!] if she weren't telling the truth," they say. Well, here's one example; I could pull a dozen more out of a hat. This one, perhaps, from my own alma mater:
Margaret Pierce, a friend of Zedginidze's, sent a letter to Harvard: "I was immediately and continuously appalled by the indifference shown by University officials to the fact that this person might actually be innocent of the charges against him," she wrote. "I hate to say it because I'm a feminist, but it's a classic case of political correctness, it's a backlash."(Apparently, when it happens to their friends, Harvard feminists will realize that their political correctness hard-and-fast rules are hogwash.)