Dignity of plants???

You just can’t make this stuff up..

The Swiss federal government’s ethics committee on non-human biotechnology has mapped out guidelines to help granting agencies decide which research applications deeply offend the dignity of plants–and hence become unfundable.

Although most people might be bewildered that a discussion on how to define ‘plant dignity’ should be taking place at all, the stakes for Swiss plant scientists are high. The Gene Technology Law, which came into effect in 2004, stipulates that ‘the dignity of creatures’ should be considered in any research. The phrase has been widely criticized for its general woolliness, but it indisputably includes plants.

All plant biotechnology grant applications must now include a paragraph explaining the extent to which plant dignity is considered. “But scientists don’t know what it means,” says Beat Keller of the
Institute of Plant Biology at the University of Zurich who is running the first field trial–of disease-resistant corn (maize)–to be approved under the new legislation.

Wesley’s comment is right on the money….

In one sense, I think the Science Establishment asked for this. It has been a prime mover in seeking to stamp out human exceptionalism as the reigning ethic of society. Well, this is what happens when we lose our self concept as a species of unique importance. Once we are knocked off the pedestal, all fauna and flora get thrown into the mix of “creatures” entitled to “rights,” even to the point that human beings are the world’s villains in some eyes. We are, in effect, eating our own tails as we move from human rights, to animal rights, and now plant “dignity.” This is beyond satirizing and, if we are not careful, can stop our own flourishing in its tracks.

What was it our Lord commanded?   Oh, yes, that’s right – it was

And God blessed them. And God said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply and fill the earth, and subdue it. And have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the heavens, and all animals that move upon the earth.   [Gen 1:28]

It just proves once more what a mess man gets himself into when he leaves God out of the picture.

More evidence Barak Obama may be a “Manchurian Candidate”

It seems more evidence (which won’t be seen in the MSM) is coming to light all the time as to Obama’s murky background. A very interesting article “The Real Obama Story Exposed!” by JB Williams, posted on Newsbyus, has turned up. It is a letter sent from missionaries regarding background on Obama’s real background in Africa.

Excerpts:

In a letter received from American missionaries who have spent the last twelve years living and serving in Africa, the Agent of Change comes into focus.

The letter opens with “Thanks for sending out an alert about Obama. We are living and working in Kenya for almost twelve years now and know his family (tribe) well. They are the ones who were behind the recent [2007] Presidential election chaos here. Thousands of people have been displaced by election violence (over 350,000) and I don’t know the last count of the dead.”

The letter goes on, “Obama, under “friends of Obama” gave almost a million dollars to the opposition campaign who just happened to be his cousin, Raila Odinga, who is a socialist trained in East Germany. He has been trying to bring Kenya down for years and the last president threw him in prison for trying to subvert this country!”

Then the missionaries make their biggest statement, “What we would like you to know is what the American press has been keeping a dirty little secret. Obama IS a Muslim and he IS a racist and this is a fulfillment of the 911 threat that was just the beginning. Jihad is the only true Muslim way.” This message comes from American missionaries who have been working among Muslim groups for the last twenty years, the last twelve among Obama’s tribe (family) in Kenya.

The assertions made by this missionary group are astounding. But the assertions raise questions which are even more astounding.

The letter further states, “He is not an American as we know it. Please encourage your friends and associates not to be taken in by those that are promoting him. It is world wide jihad. – By the way, his true full name in Kenya is Barrack Hussein Muhammad Obama.”

Americans learned that Obama is indeed a racist when they learned that he and his family have been spending their Sunday’s with the racist Rev. Wright for the last twenty years. But Obama has repeatedly denied being a Muslim, despite his father being a Muslim and his time spent in a Muslim school in Jakarta.

More:

The claim of election fraud before an election is even held has become a common tool of socialists around the world, including Democratic Socialists here in the U.S. Used to force their way into the political arena where they would otherwise be unwelcome, it allows them to assert that the “will of the people” was subverted and thereby use the power of the violent masses to force change.

In the case of Obama’s cousin in Kenya, he was successful in forcing his way to a co-presidency by these means. However, as the missionaries report – in the chaotic violence led by Raila Odinga supporters, “not one mosque was burned down, but hundreds of churches were burned down, some with people in them, burned alive.”

and still more:

In numerous international reports from Kenya to the BBC in England, these claims hold up very well. In a post titled Barack Obama Lauded by Marxists, the writer discloses even more connections and information beginning with “Unsurprisingly, Marxists from Africa to the Americas are lauding young Barack Obama as their “agent of change.”

There are reasons why Barack Obama enjoys the support of international thugs like his cousin in Kenya, Chavez in Venezuela and Ahmadinejad in Iran. They share a common view of what kind of changes are appropriate for America and the world. They also share common ground in the methods they use to force such changes.

It seems there’s much more that should be investigated before entrusting such a powerful position to such a man. But such matters don’t concern most left wing ‘liberals’, as they seem to judge more by emotion than facts – after all we must have HopeChange (TM)…

Rise of the new European Superstate.

The new European superstate has just been born, legally speaking, by the signing of the Lisbon Treaty.

From Europe News this article, an excerpt:

Today the European Union leaders signed the Lisbon Treaty. This treaty gives the EU the constitutional form of a state. These are the ten most important things the Lisbon Treaty does:

1. It establishes a legally new European Union in the constitutional form of a supranational European State.
2. It empowers this new European Union to act as a State vis-a-vis other States and its own citizens.
3. It makes us all citizens of this new European Union.
4. To hide the enormity of the change, the same name – European Union – will be kept while the Lisbon Treaty changes fundamentally the legal and constitutional nature of the Union.
5. It creates a Union Parliament for the Union’s new citizens.
6. It creates a Cabinet Government of the new Union.
7. It creates a new Union political President.
8. It creates a civil rights code for the new Union’s citizens.
9. It makes national Parliaments subordinate to the new Union.
10. It gives the new Union self-empowerment powers.

Further very interesting detail can be found in the article.

Hat tip to Atlas Shrugs, where I first saw the article.

First-Ever: First-Temple Building Remains Found Near Temple Mt.

This is quite an important archaeological find, especially since Islam is constantly these days pushing their propaganda that the Temple never existed.

 Excerpt: 

The Israel Antiquities Authority announces the first time in the history of the archaeological research of Jerusalem that building remains from the First Temple period have been exposed so close to the Temple Mount – on the eastern slopes of the Upper City.

A rich layer of finds from the latter part of the First Temple period (8th-6th centuries B.C.E.) has been discovered in archaeological rescue excavations near the Western Wall plaza.  The dig is being carried out in the northwestern part of the Western Wall plaza, near the staircase leading up towards the Jaffa Gate.