That’s all folks!!!
Published February 21, 2012
A retired Massachusetts judge is defending her decision to order a mentally ill woman to have an abortion and be sterilized against her wishes.
Christina Harms is also criticizing Boston University for withdrawing a job offer after her ruling sparked controversy and was overturned by the state Appeals Court.
Harms, 58, who retired last month, defended her ruling in a letter she sent Monday to other Massachusetts family court judges, saying she believed the schizophrenic woman would have chosen to have an abortion if she had been mentally competent. The letter was first reported by The Boston Globe.
“I believed then, as I do now, that she would elect to abort the pregnancy to protect her own well-being,” Harms said, according to the newspaper. “She would want to be healthy.”
The 31-year-old woman, who suffered from delusions, had reportedly described herself as “very Catholic.” The woman had expressed opposition to terminating her pregnancy, according to the newspaper, while her parents sought consent for the abortion.
Harms claims that Boston University’s law school withdrew a job offer soon after her ruling became public.
The school said Harms was not the appropriate candidate for a job that required interaction with students, alumni and the judiciary.
“It was the reaction to the decision that gave us pause,” BU spokesman Stephen Burgay told the newspaper. “The more we learned about Judge Harms, the clearer it became that it was the wrong job fit.”
New Hampshire man arrested for firing gun into ground while catching suspected burglar
Published February 21, 2012
A New Hampshire man who fired his handgun into the ground to scare an alleged burglar he caught crawling out of a neighbor’s window is now facing a felony charge — and the same potential prison sentence as the man he stopped.
Dennis Fleming, 61, of Farmington, was arrested for reckless conduct after the Saturday incident at his 19th century farmhouse. The single grandfather had returned home to find that his home had been burglarized and spotted Joseph Hebert, 27, climbing out of a window at a neighbor’s home. Fleming said he yelled “Freeze!” before firing his gun into the ground, then held Hebert at gunpoint until police arrived.
No one was injured in the incident, but when the police arrived, they made two arrests. Hebert was charged with two counts of burglary and drug possession. He faces up to seven years in prison if convicted. Fleming, meanwhile, is scheduled to be arraigned March 20 on a charge of reckless conduct, which could potentially land him a sentence similar to the one Hebert faces.
“I didn’t know it was illegal [to fire into the ground], but I had to make that guy realize I was serious,” Fleming said. “I’ve got a clean record. I really don’t want to be convicted.”
County Attorney Tom Velardi told Foster’s Daily Democrat he will review the case and determine if the charge against Fleming is appropriate under the state statutes regarding self-defense and defense of property.
Fleming, meanwhile, is hoping to catch a break.
“I have 14 grandchildren, I don’t want to be a felon and go to jail,” he said. “I’m kind of wound up about it.”
Fleming’s collection of seven rifles and a .38-caliber handgun were seized by police. But Fleming said he’s not entirely defenseless: “I’ve got a Louisville Slugger here, but I would call the police,” he said.
Calls seeking comment from Farmington Police Department Chief Scott Roberge were not immediately returned.
Penny Dean, a spokeswoman for the Gun Owners of New Hampshire, said her organization is “absolutely outraged” by Fleming’s arrest.
“This homeowner fired at the ground, from all accounts, in a safe direction and held a burglar for police and did things correctly,” Dean told FoxNews.com. “The fact that this man would be charged is an outrage. Burglars in New Hampshire must know it’s open season, since homeowners cannot defend themselves, as evidenced by this case. This is charging the victim.”
Rick Pelkey, Fleming’s longtime neighbor, said he’s now worried how the “straight-forward, working-class guy” will pay legal fees associated with the arrest.
“I think it’s outrageous,” Pelkey told FoxNews.com. “He did the community a service here. We ought to thank him for it.”
This was the fear with Kennedy that didn’t materialize but Santorum wants exactly that, he wants the Pope to be your supreme leader. Santorum as President with the Pope pulling the puppet strings.
What does the Bible tell us about the 10 Nations arising out of the Roman Empire?
The Bible warns the final “Empire” on Earth just before Messiah (Christ) returns will be a “re-united” Roman Empire of strong nations mixed with weak nations (“iron mixed with clay”) over which the Antichrist will rise . . . (Europe?)
“Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of clay and partly of iron,
the kingdom (Rome) shall be divided . . . (now re-uniting as modern Europe)
And as the toes and feet were partly of iron and partly of clay,
so the (re-united) kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile . . .”
(Daniel 9:41-43) (This will be the “kingdom” of the Antichrist … and Armageddon)
“Then I stood on the sand of the sea.
And I saw a Beast (Satan’s Antichrist)
rising up out of the sea,
having seven heads and ten horns,
and on his horns ten crowns,
(other prophecies tell us these represent nations in Europe)
and on his heads a blasphemous name . . .
The dragon (Satan) gave him his power,
his throne, and great authority.”
“The ten horns are ten kings who shall arise from (out of)
this kingdom (the Roman Empire).
And another shall rise after them;
he (the Antichrist) shall be different from the first ones,
and shall subdue three kings . . .” (The end begins)
SANTORUM'S SATAN WARNING
Tue Feb 21 2012 09:27:20 ET
“Satan has his sights on the United States of America!” Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has declared.
“Satan is attacking the great institutions of America, using those great vices of pride, vanity, and sensuality as the root to attack all of the strong plants that has so deeply rooted in the American tradition.”
The former senator from Pennsylvania warned in 2008 how politics and government are falling to Satan.
“This is a spiritual war. And the Father of Lies has his sights on what you would think the Father of Lies would have his sights on: a good, decent, powerful, influential country – the United States of America. If you were Satan, who would you attack in this day and age?”
“He attacks all of us and he attacks all of our institutions.”
Santorum made the provocative comments to students at Ave Maria University in Florida.
The White House contender described how Satan is even taking hold of some religions.
“We look at the shape of mainline Protestantism in this country and it is in shambles, it is gone from the world of Christianity as I see it.”