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Pig torture for war training: barbaric unethical
DICK EIDEN of Vista issues a call to action and protest over the outrageous pig-torture and dissection on a Valley Center grove for medic-training for the military. The NORTH COUNTY TIMES tried to justify this action in an editorial, which has stirred up a brewing controversy. Read More

HEALTH: Compromise is sure road to failure
The Obama administration may get a health care bill passed, but because it has let conservatives define the debate, it will be a bill that is written in the dark, in willful, near-lunatic denial of reality. Liberals are never going to win anything meaningful through compromise with a conservative movement that is grounded in that kind of paranoid fantasy. Each compromise lends more credence to a dissociative world-view, a hodgepodge of "positions" that aren't positions at all but lunging expressions of an incoherent, reactionary psychology that disdains the very idea of principled governance.By Peter Birkenhead Read More

Jimmy Carter severs ties to Sou Baptist Church
INSIGHTS - Pres. Jimmy Carter: "I HAVE been a practising Christian all my life and a deacon and Bible teacher for many years. My faith is a source of strength and comfort to me, as religious beliefs are to hundreds of millions of people around the world. So my decision to sever my ties with the Southern Baptist Convention, after six decades, was painful and difficult. It was, however, an unavoidable decision when the convention's leaders, quoting a few carefully selected Bible verses and claiming that Eve was created second to Adam and was responsible for original sin, ordained that women must be "subservient" to their husbands and prohibited from serving as deacons, pastors or chaplains in the military service." Read More

Event Reminders:

Suspect in sailor's death found dead
Thursday, 08/06/2009
A sailor charged with killing and burning Seaman August Provost during an arson attack at Camp Pendleton on June 30 was found dead in the base's brig Friday afternoon, the Navy said in a news release. Petty Officer Jonathan Campos, 32, of Lancaster apparently died of self-inflicted asphyxiation, said Brian O'Rourke, a spokesman for Navy Region Southwest. San Diego Union Tribune

Breakfast for liberals, Vista: Constitutional Conv
Tuesday, 08/04/2009
The monthly "Liberal Breakfast" will meet Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 8:30 am at Coco's. Karen Stephen will