Wednesday, July 14, 2010

U.S Fails To Come Through with 1.15 billion Dollar Donation To Help Haiti

(CNN) -- Six months after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, most governments that promised money to help rebuild the country have not delivered any funds at all, a CNN investigation has found.

Donors promised $5.3 billion at an aid conference in March, about two months after the earthquake - but less than 2 percent of that money has been handed over so far.

Only four countries have paid anything at all: Brazil, Norway, Estonia and Australia.

The United States pledged $1.15 billion. It has paid nothing, the money tied up in the congressional appropriations process.

Venezuela promised even more -- $1.32 billion. It has also paid nothing, although it has written off some of Haiti's debt.

Altogether, about $506 million has been disbursed to Haiti since the January earthquake, said Jehane Sedky of the United Nations Development Program.

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JMC Ministries Response

Written By Miranda Caverley

I saw CNN cover this story yesterday and it sickens me that over a billion dollars is just sitting not being used while the people in Haiti are homeless, and starving.

The U.S was one of the biggest contributors (supposedly) but not one cent of the money that was raised by millions of American citizens and even our government has gone to help. It is sitting there not being used. While Brazil, Norway, Estonia and Australia have come through for Haiti and given the money they promised. But still even with those 4 countries coming through with donations and funds to help the people only 2% of that money has been given to help the people of Haiti.

I am sickened by what the U.S has become. We have a president and elected officials that promised better for the American people but yet we are still in the biggest recession/depression since the 30's. Unemployment is at an all time high since the great depression and on top of this money that all ready struggling Americans have given in donations to help Haiti is not being used. Our Government is withholding all that money and it's just sitting there while people continue to struggle to survive not just here in the U.S but in Haiti as well.

America is suppose to be a beacon of light but all I see is darkness and evil. While other countries are stepping up and doing the work that the U.S is not doing any longer.

This country is no longer the land of the Free and home of the brave. We are as many call us today a fallen country. Socialist, Marxist Dictator Government. When I hear American Citizens say this as well as Citizens of other countries it sends a chill up my spine.

We as American Citizens need to rise up and stop our Government on the path it is currently on. Protest, write blogs, articles, and share about how our donations and money that was given to Haiti is not helping them.

If we don't get this money and help the people of Haiti, then who will be willing to help us when disaster strikes our land?

29 States Defend National Day Of Prayer

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AUSTIN, Texas, July 12, 2010 ( –

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, leading a multi-state coalition of 29 attorneys general, took legal action on Thursday to defend the annual National Day of Prayer.

An amicus brief authored by Attorney General Abbott urges the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to overturn a lower court ruling, which held that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional.

The National Day of Prayer statute was established by Congress in 1952. Since then, presidents have issued proclamations that designate a single day each year as the National Day of Prayer. In 2008, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based group of atheists and agnostics, filed a lawsuit claiming that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional. On April 15, 2010, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb issued a decision ruling that the National Day of Prayer violates the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, which states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.”

In the amicus brief filed today, the states argue that public acknowledgments of God at official functions have been customary since the nation’s founding. “Invocations have opened presidential administrations, legislative sessions, and judicial proceedings throughout our Nation’s history," they note.

The states’ brief also argues that the U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that governmental institutions’ public acknowledgments of God are constitutional. In the 1983 case Marsh v. Chambers, for example, the high court upheld the constitutionality of state and federal governments opening every legislative session with a clergy-led prayer.

The states point out that the district court’s decision not only strikes down the National Day of Prayer, but also threatens Memorial Day: the federal law establishing Memorial Day requests that the president issue a proclamation “calling on the people of the United States to observe Memorial Day by praying, according to their individual religious faith, for permanent peace.”

Montana School Wants To Teach Sex Ed To Kindergarten Students

Written By Miranda Caverley

Helena School In Montana is proposing a 62 page document on Sex Education for the school. In this document the school wants to be able to teach Kindergarten Students through 12th Grade. Needless to say most people in the community and parents of the children that attend Helena School are NOT happy about this new curriculum trying to be taught to their children.

When Helena School held a school board meeting about the new Sex Education proposal over 300 people from the community showed up. So many in fact that there was not enough room to hold everyone. 300 were let in and the rest had to stand outside and listen to the meeting through a sound system on the street. Out of the 300 who were lucky enough to be in the meeting 64 of them were able to speak openly and share their thoughts and opinions on this new Sex Education Proposal.

Most people were not in favor of the Sex Education proposal, but some were. A handful of gay men spoke in favor of the document, particularly the portion that calls for children to understand that making fun of people by calling them names is disrespectful.

That is good to teach children not to make fun of others just because they may be different from you. But what does this have to do with Sex Education? Isn't this a moral issue teaching children how to respect each other? Teaching kindergarten children how to be homosexuals and explain what they do is really disturbing. Even teaching kindergarten children how to have sex as a heterosexual is not applicable to a 5 year old little boy or little girl. Some don't even know how to tie their own shoes, and this school wants to teach them how to have sex?

It is clear that many schools today in America are more concerned about Sex than they are about teaching the children their ABC's, reading, writing, and arithmetic. A child at age 5 is not thinking about having sex or wanting to know how to have sex with a man or woman or in this case a little boy or little girl.

If schools are allowed to start teaching children about sex at age 5 this is only going to promote pedophilia behavior. You will have little children acting out what they are being taught in the class rooms and the parents have no control over what their children are being taught and then acting out at home or in public. The homosexuals and other people that support this proposal mostly want this taught to promote tolerance and respecting each other. Then why not just teach that? Teaching children morals and respect for each other is perfectly ok, but to bring sex into the picture is not.

Why are parents letting schools, tv, and society raise their children? More parents need to step up and teach their children morals, respect for each other. To show them that everyone is different and may not always believe or think the same way you do, and that is ok and we should not treat people badly just because they may be different from us.

Sex Education does not have any role to play in teaching children this. If schools think they absolutely need to teach sex ed then teach it to the children who will understand it, the teenagers. Let little children be children and allow them to develop at their own pace instead of throwing all these adult behaviors and situations at them when they are 5 years old.

Our hope is that this Sex Education Proposal will NOT pass. That the parents of the students and others in the community will continue to rise up and fight to stop this and save the innocence of the children.

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