Monday, March 31, 2014

It was my parents generation which put forth so much courage.

Well, it was also the generation of so many Brits who had the courage to go confined in a tube so to fight a horrible enemy.

Britain's last surviving Second World War-era submarine HMS Alliance reopens its hatches after £7m makeover

HMS Alliance – the only British surviving Second World War-era submarine – has reopened
its hatches following a major £7m restoration project.
The 281ft sub, based at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, has been completely restored with new interpretation, lighting and soundscapes to form one of three major exhibitions marking 100 years of untold stories at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
Tours on board now begin with a new film narrated by British Hollywood star Ian McShane, highlighting life on HMS Alliance from WWII through the Cold War until the 1970s.

I do not have a way to compare the living conditions, but my visit to the American boat,

  BOWFIN  brought me to a new reality.

No Right to Kosher or Halal Meats

We know enough about the current occupant of the White House and his aversion to Christian principles when it comes to unborn human life. That is all fine and good, then his Obamacare law moves on about other First Amendment issues.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;

Not satisfies with the attack on Christian principles, why not go after the Jews and Muslim?

One mght think something simple as Kosher or Halal meats would escape the attention of the ever expanding/intrusive government would be spared. 

Short of attacking the concept of God himself just attack the practices of the religious to make a point.

DOJ: Free Exercise Clause Does Not Protect Kosher Meat Companies

U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that the First
Amendment right to the free exercise of religion and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (C)—which Congress enacted to guide the Executive Branch and courts in defending that right—would not directly protect kosher or halal meat-processing corporations from a hypothetical federal rule that by generally banning certain meat-processing practices effectively banned kosher and halal meat processing by incorporated businesses.

Verrilli told the court that the customers of a kosher or halal meat-processing company--not the company itself--would have cause to sue in such a situation.
But he did not directly say whether the Obama Administration believed that the customers of a kosher meat-processing corporation should prevail in such a case.