Friday, December 15, 2006

Protesters In Bentonville Today to Say Wal-Mart has "Broken Faith With The Family"

The Watch has gotten word that at least 20 protestors from across the country will demonstrate at Wal-Mart International HQ today.

"We don't come as people saying "we despise Wal-Mart". We come as people saying "Wal-Mart return to what you were. Return to what Sam Walton started you to be so we can shop at your stores again." said Cal Zastrow. Zastrow came from Michigan with his two sons. The protest was organized by Flip Benham, who is known as a strong proponent of protecting children from abortion. The groups website is www.savewalmart.com

Certainly one of the issues is that Wal-Mart continues to sell "Plan B", the "morning after" abortion pill, but that is only one of the group's concerns. Others are that Wal-Mart continues as a member of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, and that they have not committed in writing to cease their funding of Planned Parenthood and the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

Earlier this month Wal-Mart issued a statement saying it would cease funding "controversial causes" without specifying what it considered controversial. This was in response to threat of a "Black Friday weekend" boycott by an alliance that included the powerful American Family Association led by Don Wildmon. AFA called off the four-day boycott in response to the Wal-Mart statement, taking a "wait and see" attitude for now. Other members of the alliance behind the boycott, including "Save Walmart", were not satisfied and did not join Wildmon and AFA in the suspension of the Black Friday boycott. Wal-Mart's numbers that month reflected the first year-to-year loss in company history.

We will follow the story today as it develops.

5 Comments:

Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

PS- even the pagans knew better than to give a women stuff to provoke an abortion. Here is the Hippocratic Oath, which Doctors traditionally take...

I swear by Æsculapius, Hygeia, and Panacea, and I take to witness all the gods, all the goddesses, to keep according to my ability and my judgement, the following Oath.

To consider dear to me as my parents him who taught me this art; to live in common with him and if necessary to share my goods with him; To look upon his children as my own brothers, to teach them this art if they so desire without fee or written promise; to impart to my sons and the sons of the master who taught me and the disciples who have enrolled themselves and have agreed to the rules of the profession, but to these alone the precepts and the instruction.

I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone.

To please no one will I prescribe a deadly drug nor give advice which may cause his death.

Nor will I give a woman a pessary to procure abortion.

But I will preserve the purity of my life and my arts.

I will not cut for stone, even for patients in whom the disease is manifest; I will leave this operation to be performed by practitioners, specialists in this art.

In every house where I come I will enter only for the good of my patients, keeping myself far from all intentional ill-doing and all seduction and especially from the pleasures of love with women or with men, be they free or slaves.

All that may come to my knowledge in the exercise of my profession or in daily commerce with men, which ought not to be spread abroad, I will keep secret and will never reveal.

If I keep this oath faithfully, may I enjoy my life and practice my art, respected by all men and in all times; but if I swerve from it or violate it, may the reverse be my lot.

5:30 AM, December 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sam Walton is rolling over in his grave as we speak.

3:46 PM, December 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a better translation:

Hippocratic Oath -- Classical Version

I swear by Apollo Physician and Asclepius and Hygieia and Panaceia and all the gods and goddesses, making them my witnesses, that I will fulfil according to my ability and judgment this oath and this covenant:

To hold him who has taught me this art as equal to my parents and to live my life in partnership with him, and if he is in need of money to give him a share of mine, and to regard his offspring as equal to my brothers in male lineage and to teach them this art - if they desire to learn it - without fee and covenant; to give a share of precepts and oral instruction and all the other learning to my sons and to the sons of him who has instructed me and to pupils who have signed the covenant and have taken an oath according to the medical law, but no one else.

I will apply dietetic measures for the benefit of the sick according to my ability and judgment; I will keep them from harm and injustice.

I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art.

I will not use the knife, not even on sufferers from stone, but will withdraw in favor of such men as are engaged in this work.

Whatever houses I may visit, I will come for the benefit of the sick, remaining free of all intentional injustice, of all mischief and in particular of sexual relations with both female and male persons, be they free or slaves.

What I may see or hear in the course of the treatment or even outside of the treatment in regard to the life of men, which on no account one must spread abroad, I will keep to myself, holding such things shameful to be spoken about.

If I fulfil this oath and do not violate it, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and art, being honored with fame among all men for all time to come; if I transgress it and swear falsely, may the opposite of all this be my lot.

Translation from the Greek by Ludwig Edelstein. From The Hippocratic Oath: Text, Translation, and Interpretation, by Ludwig Edelstein. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1943.

5:49 PM, December 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this. I had never read the Hippocratic Oath before. Very interesting that all the abortion doctors are violating the same oath they took to become doctors in the first place.

2:48 PM, December 16, 2006  
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Оптимизация затрат по транспорту
мониторинг, диспетчеризация транспортных средств: контроль маршрута - левые рейсы; необоснованный простой.

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5:56 AM, January 22, 2010  

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