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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Rewarding Criminals – 8 January 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

When they hear the word “criminals,” most people probably think of the type of characters portrayed in murder mysteries and those seen on the TV screen – tough-looking guys locked away in prisons or who will be, as soon as they are caught and get their come-uppance. Yet some of the worst imaginable crime is rewarded by society, and the perpetrators who head these atrocities are held in high esteem around the world.

This is no exaggeration; if anything, it is understating the facts. I’m writing about much biomedical research utilizing animals that is unnecessary and/or redundant. A lot of so-called “research” involves the unnecessary torture of innocent animals and actually prolongs human suffering by wasting time and money that could be spent in educating the public about truly healthful living.

Just the other day, in the local public school newsletter there was an article boasting about raising over $2,500 in one of those ubiquitous “breast cancer research walks” held last October. They even included a photo showing some of the walkers. Most likely, many people would be horrified to learn that they are actually rewarding criminals, and that they are being conned into complicity.

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