At a time when anthropogenic global warming (AGW) is becoming broadly recognized as a politically driven, pseudo-scientific power-grab, Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates recently “unvielded his vision” of global catastrophe unless net man-made carbon emissions are reduced to zero. The video of his peculiar, ill-timed, February TED2010 talk is here.

Gates also delivered a very odd comment at around the 4:30 mark of the linked video where he maintains “if we do a really great job on vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that [his initial 2050 global population projection of 9-billion] by perhaps about 10 to 15 percent.”

Bill Gates recently pledged $10-billion towards a global vaccine program targeting the “world’s needy children.”

Gates’s comment is inconvenient at best because Third World vaccination programs have a well supported linkage with sterilization. In a widely cited and rigorously documented Philippines case, that country’s Supreme Court halted a WHO tetanus vaccination program after it had been shown that the inoculations, given only to young women of child-bearing age, were tainted with a hormone that renders “a woman incapable of maintaining a pregnancy.” A Natural News article states:

In the 1990`s the UN`s World Health Organization launched a campaign to vaccinate millions of women in Nicaragua, Mexico and the Philippines between the ages of 15 and 45. The stated purpose was to protect against Tetanus or Lockjaw, a painful sometimes lethal infectious reaction to external wounds or cuts. However, the vaccine was not given to men or boys, who are more prone to wounds from cuts and rusty nails than the ladies.

Noticing this anomaly, Comite Pro Vida de Mexico, a Roman Catholic lay organization became suspicious and had the vaccine samples tested. The tests revealed that the WHO Tetanus vaccine used to inoculate women of child bearing age contained human Chorionic Gonadotrophin or hCG, a natural hormone that is secreted in the initial stages of pregnancy, but when combined with a tetanus toxoid carrier stimulated antibodies rendering a woman incapable of maintaining a pregnancy. None of the women vaccinated were told.

In 1995, the Catholic Women`s League of the Philippines won a court order halting a UNICEF anti-tetanus program because the vaccine had been laced with B-hCG. The Supreme Court of the Philippines found the surreptitious sterilization program had already vaccinated three million women, aged 12 to 45. B-hCG-laced vaccine was also found in at least four other developing countries.

Apparently, this method of sterilization has been patented. An excerpt from that patent for a “birth control vaccine” follows:

Population is growing at a rapid pace in many economically developing countries and there is a continuing need of an alternate method for regulation of fertility. We proposed several years back a birth control vaccine which induces the formation of antibodies against the human pregnancy hormone, the human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). These inventions are described in patents issued in India, U.S.A. and several other countries. (Ref. EP 204566, JP 62286928, CA 1239346, U.S. Pat. No. 4,780,312, CN 8603854). We describe now another invention which generates antibody response of a long duration against hCG after a single or a limited number of injections.

Similar claims were made in 2004 during a UNICEF sponsored Nigerian polio vaccine program.



Conservative Roman Catholics attack Pope

(Collected by Triablogue)

Phil Lawler: The damage done—again—by the Pope’s interview

How damaging was the latest papal interview? Let me count the ways.

Tomorrow, no doubt, the Vatican press office will go into its now-familiar “clarification” mode. Loyal Catholic defenders of Pope Francis will argue that the Holy Father’s words were taken out of context. But this time, the problem cannot be attributed to sensationalistic reporting; the Pontiff definitely conveyed the impression that he was ready to discuss the morality of contraception in the context of the Zika epidemic. The Pope’s own words are—at best—confusing.

Questioned as to whether contraception is the “lesser of two evils” when the Zika threatens birth defects, the Pope replied, in part: “On the lesser evil, avoiding pregnancy, we are speaking in terms of a conflict between the 5th and 6th Commandments.” What conflict? Does he mean to suggest that in some cases, adhering to one of God’s laws might entail violating another?

In the next sentence, the Pope refers to the decision by Pope Paul VI, authorizing nuns in (what was then) the Belgian Congo to use contraceptives when they were threatened with rape. But that decision does not apply to the situation created by the Zika epidemic. Contraception is immoral because it violates the integrity of the marital act. In the Congo, the use of contraceptives was justified as a means of thwarting an act of violence. In Latin America today, some officials argue that, because of the Zika problem, contraceptives should be used to thwart an act of marital love.

No doubt the Pope’s defenders will argue—in fact some already have argued– that the Pope did not actually say that contraception could be justified. True enough. What he said was that “avoiding pregnancy is not an absolute evil.” But in context, what other message were reporters likely to draw from his statement? If you ask me whether it is justifiable to rob a bank, and I reply that bank robbery is not an absolute evil, haven’t I indicated that I am open to a discussion about whether bank robbery is licit in certain circumstances? Certainly I have not given the impression that I think bank robbery is always immoral.

Yet the Church teaches that artificial contraception, when used to frustrate the purpose of the marital act, is always immoral. UN officials are now suggesting that artificial contraception should be practiced by married couples routinely because of the Zika epidemic. Nothing in the Pope’s statement suggested that there is an inherent moral problem with that approach. I have seen defenders of the Pope remark that secular reporters generally don’t understand the Church’s teaching on contraception. That’s true; and nothing that the Pope said would further their education.

Moreover, in answering the reporter’s question about Zika, the Pope failed to point out the flaw in the major premise of the argument for routine contraception. That argument is based on the assumption that the Zika virus is responsible for microcephaly. But there is very little scientific evidence to support that assumption: a fact that the Pope’s own representative highlighted in a presentation this week to the UN. Proponents of contraception and abortion have been exploiting the Zika epidemic as a means of advancing their cause. The Pope had an opportunity to remind the world that the effects of Zika are not well understood, and to suggest that research should be concentrated on killing the disease rather than its victims. He missed it.

Steve Skojec: Did the Pope Just Permit Contraceptive Use?

Short answer: yes…

The language, as always, is slippery. So why do I think he just permitted contraceptive use?

Because context matters.

The question he was asked took abortion off the table in order to make contraception look better by contrast – the proverbial “lesser of two evils.”

Pope Francis talks about “avoiding pregnancy,” which sounds like NFP talk, until he goes on to say, “Paul VI, a great man, in a difficult situation in Africa, permitted nuns to use contraceptives in cases of rape.”

Now, there are any number of Catholic researchers out there trying to track down the truth of this anecdote as we speak. My friends Hilary White and Oakes Spalding (of Mahound’s Paradise) believe this to be nothing more than a myth, invented to promote the idea that Bosnian women who fell victim to the war crime of rape could use the morning-after pill, as argued in this 1993 article by Jesuit Father Giacomo Perico (abstract in Italian, with link to protected PDF fulltext). Hilary also notes that Fr. Perico was trying to wring serious nuance out of Humanae Vitae as far back as 1969, which the Vatican did not oblige him on.

But even if what Pope Francis said was true — the moral implications of such an allowance set aside for a moment — this situation is different.

Zika fears have nothing to do with rape, or even with the transmission of the virus. They have to do with concerns about birth defects arising in a pregnancy resulting from consensual sex. And the science so far is sketchy on the connection between the virus and the defects, but again, let’s assume that this is true. Let’s assume that infected persons can transmit effects of the virus to an unborn child, causing microcephaly.

Why do they have to have sex?

Why can’t they abstain?

If any Catholic decides they need to “avoid pregnancy,” abstinence during fertile times is the only moral solution. What would make this situation different?

And even if they have a child with these defects, the child lives. They’re human beings. They still have value and dignity as a person.

But you’re still probably wondering, “Yeah, but ‘avoiding pregnancy’ to me still means, ‘NFP.’” I was thinking the same thing. Until I looked at it again. And again. So here’s the second part of what he said, again:

“[A]voiding pregnancy is not an absolute evil. In certain cases, as in this one, such as the one I mentioned of Blessed Paul VI, it was clear.”

There is simply no way to separate the words he uttered from the context he uttered them in. He mentions this mythical case of “Blessed Paul VI” giving a dispensation for contraception in the same breath as he says, “avoiding pregnancy.” To him, these are equivalent. This is what his syntax is telling us.

Papal apologists are going to parse these words for their life. They’re going to say, “The pope said ‘avoiding pregnancy is not an absolute evil.’ That’s correct. It isn’t.” They’re going to focus on his comments calling abortion a “crime,” which will serve as a distraction, since it’s the strongest statement he’s ever made on that issue. In fact, it’s so strong, it easily distracts from the more subtle bombshell he drops in the same answer.

But a bombshell it is. He is clearly, undeniably equating “avoiding pregnancy” with Pope Paul VI allegedly allowing nuns to use contraceptives. And considering the impracticality of trying to use a barrier method when a man willing to rape a nun is in mid-assault, we can assume that he’s thinking of hormonal contraceptives – which makes the situation even worse, since they are most likely abortifacient at least some of the time.

This is not okay. This is wrong. And people — people who are paid to answer questions about the Catholic faith and to educate you in what the Church teaches — are most likely going to tell you that this is fine.

And if they do that, they’re lying to you.

I cannot overstate how big this one is. If he doesn’t issue a clarification — which is going to require quite a lot of explaining — the upshot of this is that a sitting pope just contradicted the authoritative Church teaching on contraception. He just chucked Humanae Vitae and Casti Connubii and…well, all of it. The slope he just made is so slippery, I can’t even imagine how many Catholics will lose their footing…and there’s nothing but perdition at the bottom.

And at this point, I don’t even know what else to say.

Mary Ann Kreitzer: Another Head Buster: Did the Pope Really Say Contraception was Legit …

At this point I’m not surprised by anything this pope says or does, but the idea that Pope Paul VI giving nuns in danger of being raped permission to use contraceptives (probably barrier methods) is totally different than giving permission for contraception for Zika. Those nuns were not sexually active and trying to prevent pregnancy. They were using contraceptives like a police officer uses a bullet proof vest to protect himself from a shooter’s bullet.

It’s a completely different scenario from couples using contraception to prevent pregnancy — for whatever reason. Once you justify it for Zika, you’ve basically justified it for any health reason and why stop there? The woman who wants to continue her education without the complication of a pregnancy or the woman who thinks she has too many children already – she will argue her serious circumstances justify contraception too. And what does it say about the handicapped babies who are born. Will their moms be villified for not acting “responsibly?”

Contraception is a grievous moral evil. In many ways it’s even more evil in intention than abortion is. Abortion kills a baby who is created and will live for all eternity. It’s murder. Contraception basically tells God, “Screw your creation, I don’t want it and will do everything in my power to make sure that baby you planned doesn’t interfere with my life.” And so the contracepting couple doesn’t allow the baby to come into existence at all. That couple makes themselves gods. Imagine the horror on Judgment Day when God tells them that the children He desired to give them AS GIFTS were never created because of their refusal to cooperate with His will.

Are there difficult situations and serious reasons for women to avoid pregnancy? Yes. Is there a morally licit way for women to avoid pregnancy during those serious situations? Yes, Natural Family Planning. As a teacher for over twenty years, I can testify to the fact that NFP is effective, both at planning pregnancies and postponing them. When couples are well taught and follow the rules, NFP is more effective than most artificial birth control methods at avoiding pregnancy. And it doesn’t attack the good of God’s gift which contraception does. The couple simply chooses not to “know” each other as Scripture used to so delicately put it, during the fertile time. They choose a holy silence until the serious reason for avoiding pregnancy has passed. The difference is between a silence due to not speaking versus a silence created by stuffing your mouth with cotton balls or cutting out your tongue.

NFP is part of the good news of the Church. Contraception is a killer since many so-called contraceptives actually cause abortion (all the chemicals do at least part of the time, as do the IUDs). And contraception is the root cause of abortion. Pope Francis has once again betrayed Our Lord.

Comment: This is ironic. Pope John Paul II teaming up with Saudi-Arabia and Iran made it possible for the present stream of refugees to be even born by opposing a global right to abortion in Cairo 1994, while being seen as an arch-Conservative. Pope Francis is seen as a freak-Liberal, while ensuring any chance of survival the West might have had, the West as understood by Conservatives who claim to preserve it AND the West as understood by Radicals who claim to destroy it.

Only a low population can remain

Dratzo! We come this time with more good news! Our liaisons report that our allies are preparing to release the prosperity shortly. At present, the various tests of this new system are proceeding. The holidays have somewhat slowed this procedure. Yet the basic intent continues — namely, to successfully distribute your various blessings! The dark cabal is now unable to stop this movement. This process is presently aimed at completion by the early spring. Until then, expect to see events, which seem to hint at no immediate change. The dark knows what is truly happening and sees that there is no way out of their current predicament. Our ambassadors are presently setting up when and how new governance is to manifest. All of this wonderful news means that we are moving at a good pace toward disclosure. Our Agarthan allies and your Ascended Masters are therefore preparing a number of lessons, which are essential to this cause. Our fleet continues to limit how the exotic weaponry of the dark is used. We have limited it to a very small set of minor cases.

   Gaia is as well increasing the speed by which she prepares for the massive changes to her surface. Our liaisons are monitoring this and daily conferring with her Spiritual Hierarchy and your Agarthan cousins. When the time comes, you are to be moved quickly to your Agarthan homes. Before this, of course, you are to be instructed by your mentors on the qualities of full consciousness and how to alter yourselves to be ready for your final transformation. All of this requires that we carry out the program put forth to us by the divine plan. Hence, we are now proceeding with a number of vital prerequisites. The landings have been somewhat altered by the Agarthans and us. These things we are to discuss with you at length in some succeeding messages. The most important items are your move to Agartha and your role in aiding Gaia to slough off everything that pollutes her land, water and air. In these matters, we fully intend to help you. Yet, you have all the technology needed to accomplish this great task. This technology is to be given you by your new governance!

   As you rise in consciousness, you become more aware of the fragile relationship between nature and yourself. This process permits you to see that your global chain of settlements needs to be changed. Previously you ignored nature and now you can see how vital this fragile relationship truly is. Every aspect of this relationship was deleterious to nature. Currently, you can see how this belief is causing nature to break down. The surface of any inhabited planet is sacred to it. Once you have learned this, you can see how only a low population can remain at any one time on the surface. Your great cities need to be abandoned (returned) to nature while you retreat to the beauty that is the hollow world of Earth’s interior. Here, you can create a new form of beauty and live a truly marvelous life. For untold millennia, we have put the major part of our society in a series of inner crystal cities. We constantly send special groups to gravitational nodes on the planet’s surface to insure that her ecosystems are properly cared for and provided with a healthy world to reside upon.

   Thus, we care daily for our world and the overall health of the star nation. We hold meetings where special representatives of each world meet and prepare a report read and commented on by every member of our star nation. We are in divine service to maintain our home worlds. We take this task quite seriously. In fact, we interact daily with our various home worlds. These actions are part of what we do to ready ourselves for contact. We feel connected to our home and to each of you. This fleet dearly wishes for the rise in your ability to become fully involved in manifesting a new reality. The key phrase here is “taking responsibility” for your home world. At present, this surface realm is on the verge of serious events that threaten your survivability. We have watched your dark cabal work hard to gain “maximum profits” from this environment. These terms and actions are truly irresponsible. We have kept these madmen from courses of actions that are morally reprehensible. Nevertheless, ultimately these vile scalawags are your concern.

   Blessings! We are your Ascended Masters! Bless you on this good day! A new conscious realm is forming! To those who have aided our cause we say thanks to you and ask that the Lord’s graciousness surround you! Over the past few decades, the Light has given us a blessing of its growth. Now, this Light grows even stronger! The Heavens have given us the joy of a wonderful eclipse and a way to secure the way of Light in this formerly dark reality. Let us raise our hands in happiness and joy! This new burst of blessings from on high paves the way for our coming transition. Long ago, we began a journey to bring this sacred Light to all. To lift up humanity and praise the good deeds of Heaven! Today we are that much closer to transformation and divine redemption. Tell each one that you are ready to rise and to obey the sacred. We sing as well and praise all who give us a growing strength. A momentous time as Easter and Passover together descend upon us and add their blessing to the whole.

   We stand at the very edge of our blessings. Let each of you feel this inside your precious Soul! Gaia waits for us to get our freedom and use this to bring her great comfort. As your consciousness raises it becomes more aware of what we speak about. Rest and clear your distresses. Use this time to look inward and pray. This wondrous land is not to die, but instead to live in the glories of your divine deeds and actions. We are here, Dear Hearts, to guide and assist. Be ready to call on us and ready yourselves for what this new realm is to look like. This time is to be a watershed and a moment when you can see that Heaven is behind you and you are not alone! Thus, be grateful and gracious for many things are now happening on your behalf. Let it play out as wondrously as possible. It is to take its time and use its power to bring you a new life.

   Be graceful and spread your Love to the Heavens and to each other. There is a grace descending from on high. It dearly intends to alter this realm and prepare the way in joy for your final transformation. Be aware of this and be ready to be thoroughly accepting of a number of grand gifts. We are preparing lessons to explain all and to ready you for the arrival of our space family. The Creator’s divine plan is to manifest! It is to transform darkness into Light! Much of this you do not know. As you reach toward the Light of your Soul, be ever cognizant of how you are to interact with those who once detested you. They now seek Love and understanding. Know this in your heart. We are to guide now in the reality you are to lead. This star nation is to blossom and, in ease, teach much to those who were once so dark. This galaxy is to shine and give this growing radiance to the universe! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

   Today, these messages of ours continued! We require your participation. What is set upon this land is a new responsibility. Use it wisely to make each of you great Beings of Light! Transform physicality and use wisdom to know just how to best complete this task. We leave for now in full knowledge of whom you truly are! Know, dear Ones, that the countless Supply and never-ending Prosperity of Heaven are indeed yours! So Be It! Selamat Gajun! Selamat Ja! (Sirian for Be One! and Be in Joy!)