Monthly Archives: December 2012

Women in Combat

“In a summary of 30 years of research on women’s suitability for combat and heavy work duty, professor William J. Gregor of the School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., concludes, ‘Few if any women possess the physical capacity to perform in combat or heavy military zahorairaq1occupational specialties and none will outperform well-trained men.  Training women with men to the same physical occupational standards dramatically increases the skeletal-muscular injury rate among women.’”  Robert Knight, The Washington Times, December 10, 2012, p. 28

“The military has kept women out of direct ground combat for a moral reason:  Deliberately putting women in harm’s way is not right; and for practical reasons:  Women are not as physically strong, and they have an impact on the men around them.  In a civilized society, men are raised to protect women. “ Ibid

“Col. Patrick Toffler, head of West Point’s Office of Institutional Research, testified as to whether the U.S. Military Academy had lowered its training standards to accommodate female cadets.  After much resistance, Col. Toffler admitted under cross-examination that women were taught self-defense while men were taught boxing and wrestling.  Pull-ups, peer ratings, rifle runs and certain obstacle-course element were scrapped.” Ibid

“Like virtually all other major institutions in America today, the armed forces are operating under the tyrannical fist of political correctness, with truth sacrificed to ideology.”  Ibid

Few female Marines step forward for infantry

Kristina Wong – The Washington Times – December 3, 2012, p. 23

Female Marine officers are unlikely to join the infantry anytime soon, in part because of a lack of volunteers for the Marine Corps‘ Infantry Officer Course, which was opened to women in September.

Only two of about 80 eligible female Marines have volunteered for the course — a grueling, three-month advanced regimen conducted at Quantico, Va., that was opened to women to research their performance.

Of the two female volunteers, one washed out on the first day, along with 26 of the107 men, and the other dropped out two weeks later for medical reasons, a Marine Corps spokesman said.

The research effort was launched after the Pentagon opened to women more than 14,000 jobs that could place them closer to front lines and combat.

The Marine Corps wants to test at least 90 more women in the course before making any decision about women serving in infantry roles, the spokesman said. Continue reading

Newtown

“Catherine Urso, who was attending a vigil Friday evening in Newtown, Conn, said her college-age son knew the killer [Adam Lanza] and article-shooting-1214remembered him for his alternative style. ‘He just said he was very remote and was one of the Goths,’ she said.”  CBS News Conn, December 15, 2012

“The Goth Kids are a group of goth children at South Park Elementary.  They are usually seen hanging around the café Benny’s (a parody of Denny’s) and the Village Inn.  They also hand out behind the school, near the loading bay and parking lot.  They all wear black clothes and eyeliner and have black hair and pale skin as well as being heavy smokers.

“The Goth kids are very stereotypical Goths.  They rarely go to school and prefer to sit around all day drinking coffee and smoking.  They constantly go on about how pointless and painful life is.  They also like to go to the cemetery often, where they write poems about death and sorrow.  They take to calling those who are not Goths ‘Britney (Spears) and Justin (Timberlake) wannabes.’  They also ‘dance’ by looking down at the ground, with their hands at their sides, and every three seconds they take a drag on their cigarettes.

“To them, everyone who follows along with normal life and the path of average citizens are ‘conformists,’ whom they despise, thus they quote that their purpose in life is to make life more miserable for the conformists…They have also joined a cult group what worships Cthulhu [‘killing is expected when you’re a minion of Cthulhu’] and is involved with the Necronomicon [Necronomicon: Book of the Dead—a horror film released in 1993].”  The Goth Kids in Wikipedia

Another Mass Shooting

 Bill Muehlenberg – Culture Watch – December 12, 2012

Prayers, grief and tears continue to flow for the latest mass shooting, this time in the US state of Connecticut. With so many children involved (20 dead) this one seems even more reprehensible. And as usual, there are a flood of questions being raised: Why? How could this happen? When will this madness end?

We still need to discover more about the details of all this, but it seems some general observations are in order. Why, in fact are we really so surprised when these things happen? Entire generations now in the West have been raised on a steady diet of various things, all of which would logically seem to lead to this very behaviour.

We have had pounded into our heads the idea that there is no God; that there are no moral absolutes; that everything is relative and a matter of personal taste; that we are all just here as an accident of evolutionary processes which “at bottom [shows] no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference” to use atheist evolutionist Richard Dawkins’ words. We are here by accident with no discernible purpose, and we will eventually disappear with no rhyme or reason for our existence – or so we are told.

We have pumped into our kids’ souls mindless, numbing entertainment saturated in violence and bloodshed. Our movies, our music, our TV shows, our video and computer games are all soaked red in gore and extreme violence. Indeed, the leftist Hollywood and cultural elites are getting rich from such offerings, all the while sanctimoniously deploring “a culture of gun violence”. Continue reading

Romans 1 Platform

PULLING NO PUNCHES

GOD WILL NOT BE MOCKED

Exclusive: Matt Barber asserts Barack Obama has invited the wrath of the Lord

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. ~ Abraham Lincoln

America has forsaken her first love. She has finally, and fully, given herself over to a licentious Lothario with whom she has increasingly flirted since her youth. He is sin – and, notwithstanding full knowledge of who he is and what he intends, with him she has lain.

America has tasted the poisonous fruits of lust, pride, passion, and envy – sloth, frivolity, iniquity and entitlement. She has tasted of their sweet deception and found it irresistible. She has danced in the streets, intoxicated by the very poison that will be her undoing.

America has rebelled against God. She has shaken her fist at Him and arrogantly cried, “We don’t need you. We don’t want you. We know better than you. Now go away.”

And so He’s going away.

Hosea talks of judgment against the nation that “plays the harlot” before God: “Though they bring up their children, yet I will bereave them to the last man. Yes, woe to them when I depart from them!” (Hosea 9:12) Continue reading