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Really?! Can the Advocate honestly think that readers indulge themselves in this train of thought, that this was worthy of print?I'd ask what next, but my subscription is being cancelled today. What a joke.
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Seems like the rumor mill is now rampant, likely some truth either way. Let's have an investigative story from the VA to set things straight. If someone actually knows (and has evidence) that laws are being violated they should go to the sheriff or DA. Otherwise we should all ask more questions and not just smear people that are trying to do their job.
Get real, folks. Mr. Tasin is just making a point that the VA stepped out with an editorial that reflects their strong feelings against smoking and did not address a more broad impact to the ills of our society. I too find it odd that they single out the graphic effects of smoking as a tool that should be made available for public viewing to deter such actions, but offer no support such tools to expose other and more-destructive acts, such as abortion. You can call it what you want in your own justification of murdering innocent children, but it is what it is.
Sure, let our young people see what drug and alcohol abuse, smoking, abortion, and any other threats to a healthy society are.... in un-edited, morbidly graphic, full-color photographs. It would be more of a "crime" to not share with them what is "the cold, hard, truth". I support such viewing in educational setting. I am thankful that someone did this for me, growing up.
People gripe that the City is not being progressive enough to handle the population or the traffic, and then they gripe when money is spent. This decision will help keep the heavy traffic moving in this area and will save lives. The overpasses on Lower and Upper MV roads were built after several deadly accidents. Those overpasses have saved countless lives since being built, and so will these. Thank you Denise, Tom, and Paul.
Great post Jared! I've never heard anyone describe their birthday in such a unique perspective. Your mom and dad are very proud of you and we are blessed to have the inspiration you bring to this site.
I think there has been points made here where we each can examine our concience and be advocates for life, truth, and justice. Sometimes our mind lets us say (or print) words that do not reflect what is in our hearts. If we work together for what binds us, instead of arguing, we may be able to find solutions that stops the murdering of the innocent. We were all young at one time of our lives when we thought the world should cater to our youthful expectations. How about we use our experience to help educate our young people of what abortion really is so that they may make better choices before unwanted pregnancy. What are we teaching them when they are told at a very young age that they may end a human life at their own will to fit their "convenience"?
I do not believe that this problem will be solved by hard and fast laws that forbid or prohibit abortion. I think that there is area for compromise to agree to help educate our young people. The government is stuck in the middle because they have no birth certificate to establish life outside the womb. Even pro-life folks agree that abortion should remain a (legal) option in some extreme circumstances.
I agree that the responsibility should extend to the father of the unborn child. I believe this is one area that warrants extensive emphasis in helping young men understand the potential hardship and life-threatening results of their actions (to both mother and child). I don't think this means handing out condoms in school, but it does mean allowing them to see the cold, hard truth about what abortion is, and the potential consequences of their actions.
I don't think it has to be explained that the act of unprotected sex (male-female) is an acknowledged and physically natural way to initiate a growing human life. The act, that is followed by conception represents the choice that was made (although some may consider such an event as an accident).
Initiating that human life should come with responsibility in protecting that life, not allowing it to be snuffed out or "yanked out" like if the child were just an inconvenient or intrusive mass of tissue attached to a woman's body. In this sense, I can relate to the intent of providing every opportunity for a pregnant mother who is considering abortion to fully conciously and emotionally understand that their decision to abort is the taking of a human life. Different terms are often used to soften or justify a reason or reasons for doing so, but the physical results of the abortion are evident, in that a life is being ended.
I have tried to view abortion from the angle others do, as expressed in this forum, but I cannot help but to see it as a moral, ethical, and yes, legal issue. We rely on laws and the justice system to protect the innocent. In this case the innocent is a living child, inside the child's mother. not a predetermined gang member, or predetermined wart of society.
God help us when we as a society accept the murder of an innocent child, yet to be born, as a simple choice of anyone. We all make choices in lfe that lead to consequences. It is up to each of us to accept how we will be held accountable, in this life or in the next.
I'd go all the time if they had an escalator.
I struggle to comprehend what this message means or why it was worth the print. Would one not expect TCEQ to have safeguards in place and extreme monitoring procedures that would ensure no contamination of ground water for public and private protection? The VA fails to understand that this situation is not just fun and games.TCEQ is in the business of economic development under the smokescreen of appearing (or being required) to care about the environment and the populace. I can provide numerous examples. This has nothing to do with partisan politics.