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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Comparing Apples to Nuts!

The leaders of Small Victories USA are very fond of pointing out that “pregnancy centers have not saved a single baby” or “Pregnancy centers do not save babies” and “not one woman walking in to a pregnancy center is thinking of having an abortion”.

Isn’t this like saying, “No transmission shop has ever rebuilt an engine” or “That transmission shop has never repainted a single car body, and “no car owner has walked in to a body shop to have their engine rebuilt.”

You see the statements they are making are flawed, because, while the pregnancy centers do perform ultrasound, and do provide counseling, they of course do not try to convince women not to have an abortion, in their offices. By the time the women have come there they have already made the decision not to have an abortion.

The pregnancy centers have different goals, and ideals to work with, than the sidewalk counselors and sidewalk heralds have.

Think about it, if literally everyone had the same job in the pro-life movement, once we convinced a woman not to have an abortion, and to choose life, where would she go?

Who would give her counseling to take care of herself during the pregnancy? Who would help her to have the baby? Who would help her have her baby adopted?

My point is, if you are going to compare something, compare apples to apples, and not apples to oranges.

If the point is that the money goes to raising children and not saving children, then yes, give to the organization that is doing what YOU want the money to go to.

Then verify where it is going.

How?

By asking for the accounting of the funds given, Federal and most state laws require that these be given to donors and potential donors within 72 hours of the request.

Refusing to give this information out is grounds for prosecution and loss of charitable status.

Yet, Small Victories has in the past howled at the very thought of someone outside of their board looking at their financial records, other than the records their treasurer wants you to see.

Did you know that by law, all 501 C 3 organizations must show you their bank statements issued from the bank, not just an 8.5 by 14 piece of handwritten paper given to you by the treasurer? They also have to allow you to view the books of the organization as well.

Have you ever asked Small Victories USA for proof of where your donations have been going?

If so what did you get?

Friday, November 19, 2010

Problem with comments

Hello all readers.

We have had a breakdown in the communication system here at this blog.

For some reason comments have been posted by you, but then deleted by the sysytem.

If you have posted in the last ten days and not seen your post on this site, please post again.

We will be more diligent in checking the posts for moderation and getting them up.

Thank you

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Accuracy or something else perhaps?

Hello Gentle Readers,

Once again the President of Small Victories has used her “clairvoyance” to post more inaccuracies and untruths to the world, via her website.

In her street report for August 14th Angela reports that
“A femi-nazi deathscort pulled up to our heels, and noticeably she was parked in the illegal zone. She was harassing a few of the pro-lifers and taking notes and license plates. Officer Maue arrived and we told him the situation. He walked over to her to inquire her business. A few minutes into it, she pulled over across the street and sat in the emergency room parking lot continuing to write and look over at our presence. We asked him why she didn’t receive a parking ticket as she was in clear violation of the parking code in the City of Slaughter. In front of several witnesses he replied, “I issue tickets at my discretion.” He got into his squad car and drove off. She then drove around the mill a few times, eventually leaving.”

Strangely this “femi-nazi deathscort” was in fact a reporter for the Riverfront Times, the same reporter that the President of Small Victories identified in her street report for the next week as “A liberal, pro-choice reporter from New York was outside snapping pictures of us and a homosexual deathscort showed up for his pictorial.”

In fact, the reporter from “New York” is a reporter from St. Louis originally from Oregon by way of Boston University.

Those of us at Small Victories Exposed had no idea that Oregon, Boston and New York were so close together. Ignoring that fact that Oregon and Boston have a majority of the United states between them, and the fact that Boston and New York have the state of Connecticut between them. We must point out that accuracy, truth and facts have never been one of Small Victories strengths.

One of the points that the President of Small Victories leaves out, is WHY did officer Maue arrive? Because he was called by one of Small Victories members perhaps?
The world may never know. But most of us can guess can’t we readers?

Of course there is also the fact that in the photo on Small Victories website, the reporter is misidentified as a “Wash U Deathscort. Which she in fact is not. Once again accuracy and facts, not their strong point.

This kind of slanted bombastic reporting is typical of all we have come to expect from Small Victories. Get some photos, make up the story, hope no one notices.

Note also in the reporter’s story, that she points out that the President of Small Victories is NOT a Registered Nurse. It seems we are not the only ones keeping track of Small Victories credentials.

While we at Small Victories exposed neither support nor condemn the Riverfront Times, we do applaud the effort to accurately report the story.

http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2010/09/confessions_femi-nazi_deathscort_abortion_protest.php

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Letters 8/8 - Letters - bnd.com#ixzz0w14TRyxZ

Letters 8/8 - Letters - bnd.com#ixzz0w14TRyxZ

Injustice??

The Belleville News Democrat today, printed a letter from Robert P. Edwards in Granite City, purporting that Small Victories is being targeted for harassment by the police in Granite City for parking illegally.

Here is the letter in it's entirety.
http://www.bnd.com/2010/08/08/1356207/letters-88.html#ixzz0w14TRyxZ

It is reprinted below as well.

Let's take a good look at this letter, shall we?

"Apparently, at times, the Small Victories ultrasound van parks in no-parking areas and receives a ticket for doing so. Understand, the directors of this ministry, Angela and Daniel Michael, don't deny that these transgressions have taken place. However, other vehicles so parked are never targeted. In other words, only the pro-lifers get a ticket."

1. The directors don't deny they have parked illegally.
Okay, that makes this justice rather than injustice. No harassment here. Perhaps no one else gets a ticket because no one else is illegally parked.

2. "other vehicles are never targeted."
Really? Has Mr. Edwards actually witnessed this?
If not, he is operating from a position of hearsay.
Hearsay is inadmissible in court as testimony.
How does Mr. Edwards know this is true?
Has he checked the court records to verify it?
They are public documents open for all the public to view.
Can Mr. Edwards, Mr. or Mrs. Michael or anyone at Small Victories provide cold hard evidence of this "fact"?

If so they should do it right away. To avoid further harassment.

3."In other words, only the pro-lifers get a ticket."
Again how does he know this, has he witnessed it.
How many other pro lifers are getting tickets here?

I am issuing a challenge to all pro lifers, that have gotten a parking ticket in the last 90 days, while protesting in front of Hope Clinic or being parked near or around it and the hospital to send in copies of your parking tickets as proof of this fact.

If Mr. Edwards means only SMALL VICTORIES gets a ticket, then that is a very different thing. Only Small Victories was illegally parked, and they don't deny it, so only they deserved a ticket.

If others were illegally parked, how does he know they did not get a ticket?

Again, witness to, or repeating hearsay about the incident?

Now why would the leaders of Small Victories lie about something like this?

Well, who has the most to benefit from the lie?
Small Victories.

They benefit in sympathy, and potential donations to help them pay the unjust fees and fines.

If they are justly targeted for parking illegally, then there is no sympathy to be gained.

Is there more benefit in admitting that you and many others have justly gotten tickets?

Or is there more benefit in saying, "we and only we were targeted unjustly and this is harassment because we do so much good work? "


4 .."Without question, if the police are going to enforce the law, it must be enforced equally. To not do so is a grievous abuse of power. "


Again, can Mr. Edwards prove that the law is being enforced unequally?

Just the word of one witness (Small Victories) that has the most to gain, is not enough to prosecute this.

Either prove the case with facts or let it lie.

5. As a resident of Granite City, it infuriates me to think that my tax dollars could be going to administer injustice.


Mr. Edwards has not proven that there is any injustice at all.

As a matter of fact, if anything he has proven that the tickets were deserved and should have been rightfully written and received.

It is this authors opinion that Small Victories prefers to live a life of drama and imagined pain, they make others believe it is persecution rather than prosecution. Because it furthers their need for attention, and sympathy.

There is no prosecutorial misconduct here.

They park illegally and they get tickets, as do many others in Granite City. That is justice.

To hear Small Victories tell the tale, the Granite City Police have a ticket book with their name and license number pre-printed on every ticket, just waiting for Small Victories to arrive in town to be used.

The reality is that the Granite City Police would love to have a week where their name did not come up, or Small Victories caller ID did not appear on their screen.

Perhaps if they would arrive at the clinic earlier, and be more careful how they parked, they would not get so many tickets.

But then how would they get the sympathy of their adoring public, if there were no righteous indignation to be gained?



Target of the police?

I've been informed, and I believe, that the Granite City Police Department is being used to harass a longstanding pro-life ministry that has, for years, been the last chance for babies on their way to extermination in our local embarrassment, the Hope Clinic for Women.

Apparently, at times, the Small Victories ultrasound van parks in no-parking areas and receives a ticket for doing so. Understand, the directors of this ministry, Angela and Daniel Michael, don't deny that these transgressions have taken place. However, other vehicles so parked are never targeted. In other words, only the pro-lifers get a ticket.

As a resident of Granite City, it infuriates me to think that my tax dollars could be going to administer injustice. Without question, if the police are going to enforce the law, it must be enforced equally. To not do so is a grievous abuse of power.

At the very least these allegations need to be investigated and, if found to be true, a personnel change is in order.

Robert P. Edwards

Granite City

Friday, August 6, 2010

Clarification as to Divorce

I would like to take this opportunity to clarify something from the website.

The Questions being raised about fact that the President of Small Victories has been divorced and remarried are not a comment about the idea of divorce, but rather a comment on the fact that she has continuously used the very fact that others have been divorced and remarried as weapon against them, to run them off and hurt them, as well as make them look bad in the public eye.

All the while hiding the fact that she herself is guilty of these things, and ignoring the fact that if being divorced and remarried disqualifies others from service to God, and from standing in front of an abortion clinic convincing women from having an abortion. It also disqualifies herself.

She equally hides this fact from those in authority, that would consider it a disqualifying factor in their decision to make donations to Small Victories. One has to ask why?

The leaders of Small Victories are quick to point out the hypocrisy of others in the pro-life movement, even citing Jesus' statement about ignoring the log in your own eye as you point out the speck in your brother's eye.

So with this in mind, how can she in good conscience accuse others of adultery, knowing that she herself is guilty of it according to her own standard?

In this author's opinion, this is exactly what Jesus was talking about when he said that every man would be judged according to his own his deeds. Matthew 16:27

What right does the leadership of Small Victories have to point out the sins of others, when they do not admit or accept that they are sinners themselves?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Poll working

Okay, so the poll is working again.

Give it another try and let's see how it goes. LOL

Thank You

Friday, July 23, 2010

Poll Troubles

Hello Gentle Readers & Followers,

It would seem we are having trouble with our Poll question.

If you have answered our poll it has not registered.

So please post your answer to this installment.

Anonymous or not.

Thank You,

The Prez.

New Addition

Hello Gentle readers,

We have a new addition to the website.

Stop on by and take a gander, then take the poll here on the site.

Please also share your experiences here.

Thank You,

The Prez

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Anonymous posting allowed

Hello all followers, readers, and others.

We have decided to make anonymous commenting available to you,

You will not have to leave your name or use your email or various ID accounts to comment.

However, we are moderating the comments to cut down on the anarchy and hate speech. (You KNOW who you are.)

We have received several threatening comments already (both against us and against Small Victories) and have not seen fit to allow them through.

Please feel free to share your honest feelings here however.

We will post them.

Apologies

The author of this blog must apologize to their readers.

The past few weeks have been filled with activity, as well as having been locked out from the blog for a time due to a mess up with email servers not liking the blogger ISP.

We will hopefully be able to post more frequently now that things have quieted down.

Thank You For your patience.

Gentle Loving Warriors

When I as a prolifer watch the Rhinecat videos they turn my stomach.
That any woman could speak to a younger woman bound for an abortion this way is despicable.
When I see the snow video where she berates the other prolifers it is also very upsetting that the head of a MINISTRY could treat others this way.
Have any of you readers had your own experiences witnessing the head of Small Victories behaving in such a manner? What have you seen?

http://smallvictoriesexposed.com/page16.html

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Reading List


A new book to consider, I have read it cover to cover and it is very good.

It covers many if not all aspects of the trouble in Granite City from a secular perspective.

The Sociopath Next Door
By Martha Stout PHD.


Buy it at Amazon for Kindle or in hard copy here

http://www.amazon.com/Sociopath-Next-Door-Martha-Stout/dp/0767915828/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275457492&sr=1-1

Publisher: Broadway (March 14, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0767915828
ISBN-13: 978-0767915823


Another good book about this situation is

Confronting Jezebel: Discerning and Defeating the Spirit of Control By Steve Sampson




A very good look at the situation from a Christian perspective.
If you have spent any time in Granite City in front of Hope Clinic get ready for a shock.

Publisher: Chosen (August 1, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0800793455
ISBN-13: 978-0800793456

You can also still buy this at Borders Books and most of the local bookstores and Christian Book stores carry this or can order it pretty quick.

These are the main Jezebel characteristics.
But not all Jezebels have all of these traits.
Sound like anyone we know?

1. Refuses to admit guilt or wrong doing.
2. Takes credit for everything.
3. Uses people to accomplish its agenda.
4. Withholds information.
5. Talks in confusion, speaks but never really clarifies a point.
6. Volunteers for everything.
7. Lies. Sometimes for no apparent reason about the smallest of things.
8. Ignores people that could disagree with them.
9. Never gives credit or shows gratitude.
10. Criticizes everyone.
11. Upstages others.
12. Controls information.
13. Uses information.
14. Talks incessantly.
15. Spiritualizes everything.
16. Is insubordinate.
17. Is pushy and domineering.
18. Is clairvoyant. Even to the point of knowing things no one else could
possibly know.
19. Uses the element of surprise.
20. Sows seeds of discord.
21. Commands attention.
22. Is vengeful.
23. Attempts to make you look like you're the Jezebel.
24. Insinuates disapproval.
25. Knows it all.
26. Is over ambitious.
27. Manipulates through gift giving.
28. Is independent, accepting or having no other authority over it.
29. Is super religious.
30. Can hide(appear normal), and strike without warning.
31. Will take advantage of the most easily lead.
32/ Wants or tries to make everyone believe they are the only ones that can do the job or task. Indispensable

The Jezebel may be Male or Female.
Jezebel controllers are almost always motivated by insecurity, and can't tolerate rejection.