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This anti-speeding ad from New Zealand will haunt you | News.com.au

Christ taught us to love our neighbor. Well here is another example of how the simple act of obeying laws we deem “fluid” based on location, car, mood, etc. can become a day-to-day expression of that love simply because you care enough to be considerate of the person or persons you may never see otherwise.

This anti-speeding ad from New Zealand will haunt you

ANTI-SPEEDING ads have been done to death, which is perfectly appropriate when you consider how many people die every year because of speeding.

But this ad from our friends in New Zealand turns the subject on its head. It asks speeders, who may think they’re in control, to think about the mistakes that other drivers make. And in doing so, it literally makes time stop.

The ad opens with its focus on a father who is waiting to turn onto a country road with his son sitting in the back seat.

The father makes a mistake. He pulls out in front of a car which is travelling towards him too fast. Moments before the two vehicles collide, time freezes.

Both drivers get out of their cars and walk towards each other.

The father knows there’s nothing he can do. Source: News.com.au via YouTube

“Mate … I’m so sorry, I thought there was time,” the father says.

“You just pulled out,” the other man responds. “I don’t have time to stop.”

The father knows there’s nothing he can do. Source: YouTube

“Please. I’ve got my boy in the back,” says the father. The other man looks over and sees the child in the back seat.

“I’m going too fast,” he says. There’s an awkward pause. “I’m sorry.”

Both men walk back to their cars. The second man looks at his speedometer, which says he’s moving at more than 100km/h. The father takes one last look at his son, with pain etched all over his face.

Then time restarts, and the two vehicles smash into each other.

As the screen fades to black, the words “Other people make mistakes. Slow down” appear.

Watch the ad. It might haunt you for a while, but that’s probably a price worth paying.

via This anti-speeding ad from New Zealand will haunt you | News.com.au.

 

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catholicsanctum: Lift the City – a CatholicEucharistic flash mob  I wish this would happen in Raleigh. God bless these friars.Eucharistic Adoration is beautiful, and one of the best ways to honor God. You even see how, although confused, compelled or interested some of the non-Catholics in this video are. Are you kidding me?! Perhaps my most favorite of all videos. To have Our Blessed Lord meet us on our day would be most invigorating and faith-building. God bless these monks and God bless all who knew Our Lord at an instant – from the woman in the blue sweater (the first to kneel and the one giving aid to an elderly stranger to do the same) to the young child in the yellow hoodie who rapidly fell on his knees and inspired a friend to do the same. Tantum Ergo Tantum ergo Sacramentum Veneremur cernui: Et antiquum documentum Novo cedat ritui: Praestet fides supplementum Sensuum defectui. Genitori, Genitoque Laus et jubilatio, Salus, honor, virtus quoque Sit et benedictio: Procedenti ab utroque Compar sit laudatio. Amen. V. Panem de caelis[4] praestitisti eis.(T.P. Alleluja) R. Omne delectamentum in se habentem.(T.P. Alleluja) Oremus: Deus, qui nobis sub sacramento mirabili, passionis tuae memoriam reliquisti: tribue, quaesumus, ita nos corporis et sanguinis tui sacra mysteria venerari, ut redemptionis tuae fructum in nobis iugiter sentiamus. Qui vivis et regnas in saecula saeculorum. R. Amen

catholicsanctum: Lift the City – a CatholicEucharistic flash mob  I wish this would happen in Raleigh. God bless these friars.Eucharistic Adoration is beautiful, and one of the best ways to honor God. You even see how, although confused, compelled or interested some of the non-Catholics in this video are. Are you kidding me?! Perhaps my most favorite of all videos. To have Our Blessed Lord meet us on our day would be most invigorating and faith-building. God bless these monks and God bless all who knew Our Lord at an instant – from the woman in the blue sweater (the first to kneel and the one giving aid to an elderly stranger to do the same) to the young child in the yellow hoodie who rapidly fell on his knees and inspired a friend to do the same. Tantum Ergo Tantum ergo Sacramentum Veneremur cernui: Et antiquum documentum Novo cedat ritui: Praestet fides supplementum Sensuum defectui. Genitori, Genitoque Laus et jubilatio, Salus, honor, virtus quoque Sit et benedictio: Procedenti ab utroque Compar sit laudatio. Amen. V. Panem de caelis[4] praestitisti eis.(T.P. Alleluja) R. Omne delectamentum in se habentem.(T.P. Alleluja) Oremus: Deus, qui nobis sub sacramento mirabili, passionis tuae memoriam reliquisti: tribue, quaesumus, ita nos corporis et sanguinis tui sacra mysteria venerari, ut redemptionis tuae fructum in nobis iugiter sentiamus. Qui vivis et regnas in saecula saeculorum. R. Amen

A moving and heartfelt plea from four friends and brothers in Christ to Fr. Corapi.Wether or not anyone realizes it, what we are witnessing in this situation is an intervention and a solidifying of souls for Christ. The Enemy has dealt many a mighty blow through this dilemma but in Christ we shall prevail.This video speaks for many in the sincerity and encouragement.

Planned Parenthood abortionist says life begins “when it becomes meaningful”

The Journal Star of Lincoln, NE published a gushing interview Saturday with Planned Parenthood abortionist Jill Meadows. One paragraph about Jill Meadows reads:

She has come to believe that life begins, not at conception, but when it becomes meaningful, when ensoulment is possible, when viability and taking breath is possible. The miracle of life occurs at birth, she says.

via Planned Parenthood abortionist says life begins “when it becomes meaningful” | Live Action Blog – Human Rights, Abortion, and Life.

The author of this post on Live Action’s blog seems to come to the same conclusion as I have when thinking about the arguments in favor of abortion – the only “defense” is through relativism. And as many already know, relativism is inherently flawed as it holds to no absolutes.

For example, if it is as the abortionist is quoted above, then anytime I deem that the life of any person around me is meaningless, they can thus be done away with. This was the mindset of Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Sanger and any number of mass murderers (abortion in the US has netted over 52 million deaths since 1973) and eugenists. I think most people would agree that at the very least, Hitler was not “right” in his actions let alone motives. But relativism,  such as the one expressed above, can allow for that conclusion and hold true to itself.

So I ask a simple question. What is the difference between a child in the womb and a child outside of the womb?

Time.

(BTW, ensoulment occurs at conception.)

Also from the post above:

and

http://liveaction.org/flash/10weeks.swf

DC Pro-Life Candidate to Air Graphic Anti-Abortion Ads

Help fund pro-life congressional candidate’s graphic abortion ads

Pro-lifer Missy Smith decided to run against pro-abort Democrat DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton for one reason: To air graphic abortion ads on tv.

Norton is an entrenched incumbent in an overwhelmingly liberal district.

But the political contest is beside the point, although Missy has run a serious campaign, she tells me, making inroads at several black churches. Missy won the Republican primary with 87% of the vote.

Federal law mandates network stations must air candidate’s ads unedited. More on the law in the Politico story below.

Missy tells me at present she has contracted to air her ads a total of 15 times beginning October 18 on all the major networks – ABC, CBS, NBC – and several cable* outlets such as MTV. Missy is targeting youth audiences on such shows as David Letterman, Jon Stewart, and Stephen Colbert. (*Cable stations aren’t bound by the same federal laws as network stations, so Missy is currently in negotiations with them. But the network ads are definitely happening.)

Missy will continue to run ther ads as long as the money keeps coming in. She promises 100% of donations will go to fund airing them. Donate here. Reminder: DC is the belly of the abortion beast.

Not only will the ads themselves get attention, but our issue is getting attention. Missy called this morning to say the local ABC News affiliate was on its way to conduct an interview to air on its news show tonight.

Here are the ads. WARNING: Graphic.Vodpod videos no longer available.

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Ben Smith from Politico explained the legal mandate to run the ads in a piece this morning:

An anti-abortion candidate running for Washington, D.C.’s shadow Congressional seat will begin airing a harrowingly graphic campaign advertisement on local broadcast channels beginning next week.

The candidate, Missy Smith, is an ally of longtime hard-line anti-abortion activist Randall Terry, and her ad features horrifying images of aborted fetuses.

“I killed two of my babies by abortion,” she says in the ad. “Obama, Pelosi, Reid, [Rep. Eleanor Holmes] Norton – they all support the murder of babies.”

The ad, linked at the bottom of these items, contains extremely disturbing images, but a lawyer for Allbritton Communications, which owns the D.C. ABC affiliate WJLA (and also owns Politico) said the stations have no choice but to air it.

“Much as broadcasters may be repulsed by these graphic images and are sensitive to their viewers, Federal law requires stations to air the spots,” Allbritton general counsel Jerry Fritz wrote in an e-mail.

Fritz cited a similar 1992 GA case in which an anti-abortion candidate, Daniel Becker, sought to run a similar ad on an Atlanta station.

“The station asked the FCC for permission to channel the spot into time periods when children would be less likely to be in the audience – late night. Other broadcasters joined in and asked the commission for the right to refuse the spot altogether,” Fritz e-mails. “The FCC gave permission to permit the channeling, but Becker appealed. The D.C. Court of Appeals found for the candidate in a 1996 decision.”

The reason, per Fritz: The Communications Act requires broadcast stations to sell “reasonable amounts” of ad time to qualified Federal candidates, and bars stations from making any changes to those spots, in what’s known as the “no censorship” provision.

Fritz added that in his understanding, Smith requested ad time from WRC, WTTG and WUSA as well as WJLA.

The ad can be seen here, but I don’t recommend it.

Why not, Ben? I thought journalists were supposed to pursue the truth, wherever it leads. Again, please donate generously to Missy Smith’s campaign here for a rare opportunity to get the truth of abortion out on network television – and in an urban area that desperately needs to see the truth.

via Help fund pro-life congressional candidate’s graphic abortion ads – Jill Stanek.

This is an interesting story to comment on because it shows how the law is truly in favor of free speech and how truth in the political process cannot and should not ever be suppressed. In this case, the candidate is running on a wing and a prayer of victory but is holding steadfast to the message of protecting innocent life.

You go Missy!

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iPhones in Spaaace!

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This video totally rocks!

A father and son team, along with a group of supporters launch a weather balloon into space as part of the Brooklyn Space Program. Their goal was to film the ascent and descent of the balloon as it rose into the upper atmosphere. Visible on the HD video is the curvature of the earth and all the associated audio. The silence speaks volumes.

If you are wondering whether they were using the iPhone to film this the answer is no. The video was taken with an HD camcorder and the iPhone was used as a geo-locator because of its onboard GPS chip.

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Live Action Blog Abusive to Some Facebook Users

This morning I was clearing out my Facebook message inbox and came across a message from the Live Action Blog. This message contained a series of links from recent posts and as a seasoned web-head I decided to open each link in a new tab.

Not giving much thought, I continued about my morning routine (sans coffee, yikes) and returned to find this interesting message among my tabs where I expected to see a YouTube video of Lila Rose‘s much talked about (in the pro-life blogosphere) segment on CNN.

Facebook Deinal of Live Action Blog Video Link
Facebook Denial of Live Action Blog Video Link

Of all the links in that group, this is the one found most abusive by some a good number of Facebook users.

Anyway the video segment that was supposed to be linked is:

You can view the video from their blog as well.

That was so offensive… But I guess speaking the truth to the deniers always is.

Gaudium de veritate!

Bringing Jesus to Planned Parenthood Through Mary

No Mary, No Jesus. Know Mary, Know Jesus.
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Bringing Jesus to Planned Parenthood Through Mary

Simply put:”No Mary, no Jesus. Know Mary, know Jesus.”

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