Monday, March 30, 2009

Alarm raised about religion defamation ban

There are concerns being raised about a U.N. religion defamation proposal which could actually suppress religious free speech rights.

The U.N.'s top human rights body has approved a proposal by Muslim nations urging the passage of laws protecting religion from criticism. Members of the Human Rights Council voted 23-11 in favor of a resolution to combat "defamation of religion." Opposing the resolution were mostly Western nations. Thirteen countries abstained.

The resolution was proposed by Pakistan. Muslim countries have cited Western criticism of Islamic law, as well as the inflammatory effect of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, as examples of unacceptable free speech.

Christian, Jewish, and secular groups say the non-binding resolution restricts freedom of speech and will worsen relations between faiths.

Bennett Graham of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty argues that religious discrimination can be prevented with existing human rights laws. Graham says there should not be an international ban on defamation of religion.

"It sounds like it's for respect and for tolerance and about religious harmony, and unfortunately it actually creates religious disharmony and shuts down any sort of discourse in the public square," Graham contends.

Members of the U.S. Congress voiced opposition to the defamation ban, including Congressman Trent Franks (R-Arizona).

"This notion of outlawing the defamation of religions is a very, very dangerous one. As a Christian, it hurts me when maybe someone says something negative about my faith or my Savior, but if they don’t have the right to do that, then their religious freedom is gone," he notes. "And so as a Christian, I'm very, very committed to religious freedom. When people have the right to express their faith and express dissent, it gives us all maybe a better chance at arriving at the truth."

We all knew that the UN is useless and this proves it.

The Muslims want their religion to be the only one recognized worldwide. They have zero tolerance for anyone that disagrees with their doctrine and beliefs. And since the Jews and Christians will NEVER recognize Allah as the one true God we are their worst enemy and they have no qualms about destroying us, our rights, etc. We are infidels to them.

You had better believe this is a very real threat to our freedom of rights and speech. We cannot remain silent any longer. We must call our representatives and not stop calling and writing to them until they begin to realize we are force to be reckoned with.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Alan Keyes speaks about Obama

Biography Of Alan Keyes..... Please watch the video, he speaks the truth.

Seasoned statesman. Former Assistant Secretary of State Alan Keyes spent 11 years with the U.S. State Department. He served in the U.S. Foreign Service and on the staff of the National Security Council before becoming Ronald Reagan's Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations (1985-88). In the interim, from 1983 to 1985, he served as ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, where he represented America's sovereign interests in the U.N. General Assembly.

Genuine conservative. Keyes was President of Citizens Against Government Waste (1989-91) and founder of National Taxpayers' Action Day. As the two-time Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Maryland, he challenged liberal Democrats Paul Sarbanes (1988) and Barbara Mikulski (1992). In the 1996 and 2000 Republican presidential campaigns, Alan Keyes eloquently elevated the national political debate as a candidate for president. With his unequivocal pro-life, pro-family message, he forced the GOP leadership to address America's moral crisis. His political views are consistently based on America's founding ideals, those in the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution.

Alan hosted his own syndicated radio show throughout the 1990s, America's Wake-Up Call, and a television commentary show, Alan Keyes is Making Sense, during 2002 on MSNBC. He is currently writing books and speaking publicly on America's moral crisis.

Well-educated leader. Keyes has a Ph.D. in government from Harvard and wrote his dissertation on constitutional theory. He served as Interim President of Alabama A&M University in 1991. He speaks French and has studied Spanish, Russian, and ancient Greek, and is the author of Masters of the Dream: The Strength and Betrayal of Black America (1995); and Our Character, Our Future: Reclaiming America's Moral Destiny (1996).

Pro-life champion. Keyes has unashamedly and consistently raised the standard of unalienable rights — and Biblical truth — in defense of the unborn. He confronts the culture of death with compelling and inspiring reasons why abortion must be banned from our land.

Dedicated family man. Keyes and his wife Jocelyn have three children: Francis, Maya, and Andrew. Alan's stated purpose in life, like that of America's Founders, is to provide a secure future for our posterity.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

If you are anti-abortion, you maybe considered a "militia"

Before I began, I wanted you all to know that the lump they found in the biopsy is BENIGN!! Praise be to God!

FOX News slams Fusion Centers and MIAC report 3/23: Very long post...but worth the read, it could mean us being arrested, etc.

If you're an anti-abortion activist, or if you display political paraphernalia supporting a third-party candidate or a certain Republican member of Congress, if you possess subversive literature, you very well might be a member of a domestic paramilitary group.

That's according to "The Modern Militia Movement," a report by the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC), a government collective that identifies the warning signs of potential domestic terrorists for law enforcement communities.

"Due to the current economical and political situation, a lush environment for militia activity has been created," the Feb. 20 report reads. "Unemployment rates are high, as well as costs of living expenses. Additionally, President Elect Barrack [sic] Obama is seen as tight on gun control and many extremists fear that he will enact firearms confiscations."

MIAC is one of 58 so-called "fusion centers" nationwide that were created by the Department of Homeland Security, in part, to collect local intelligence that authorities can use to combat terrorism and related criminal activities. More than $254 million from fiscal years 2004-2007 went to state and local governments to support the fusion centers, according to the DHS Web site.

During a press conference last week in Kansas City, Mo., DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano called fusion centers the "centerpiece of state, local, federal intelligence-sharing" in the future.

"Let us not forget the reason we are here, the reason we have the Department of Homeland Security and the reason we now have fusion centers, which is a relatively new concept, is because we did not have the capacity as a country to connect the dots on isolated bits of intelligence prior to 9/11," Napolitano said, according to a DHS transcript.

"That's why we started this.... Now we know that it's not just the 9/11-type incidents but many, many other types of incidents that we can benefit from having fusion centers that share information and product and analysis upwards and horizontally."

But some say the fusion centers are going too far in whom they identify as potential threats to American security.

People who supported former third-party presidential candidates like Texas Rep. Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin and former Georgia Rep. Bob Barr are cited in the report, in addition to anti-abortion activists and conspiracy theorists who believe the United States, Mexico and Canada will someday form a North American Union.

"Militia members most commonly associate with 3rd party political groups," the report reads. "It is not uncommon for militia members to display Constitutional Party, Campaign for Liberty or Libertarian material."

Other potential signals of militia involvement, according to the report, are possession of the Gagsden "Don't Tread on Me" flag or the widely available anti-income tax film "America: Freedom to Fascism."

Barr, the 2008 Libertarian Party presidential nominee, told that he's taking steps to get his name removed from the report, which he said could actually "dilute the effectiveness" of law enforcement agencies.

"It can subject people to unwarranted and inappropriate monitoring by the government," he said. "If I were the governor of Missouri, I'd be concerned that law enforcement agencies are wasting their time and effort on such nonsense."

Barr said his office has received "several dozen" complaints related to the report.

Mary Starrett, communications director for the Constitution Party, said Baldwin, the party's 2008 presidential candidate, was "outraged" that his name was included in the report.

"We were so astounded by it we couldn't believe it was real," Starrett told "It's painting such a large number of people with a broad brush in a dangerous light."

Michael German, national security policy counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union, said the report "crosses the line" and shows a disregard for civil liberties.

"It seems to implicate people who are engaging in First Amendment protected activities and suggest that something as innocuous as supporting a political candidate for office would mean that you're harboring some ill-intent," German told "It's completely inappropriate."

German, who claims the number of fusion centers nationwide is closer to 70, said the centers present several troubling concerns, including their excessive secrecy, ambiguous lines of authority, the use of data mining and military participation.

"No two are alike," German said. "And these things are expanding rapidly."

But MIAC officials defended their report, saying it's not a basis for officers to take enforcement action.

"These reports sometimes mention groups or individuals who are not the subject of the document, but may be relevant to describing tendencies or trends concerning the subject of the document," MIAC said in a statement.

"For example, a criminal group may use a particular wire service to transfer funds, but the mention of that wire service does not imply that it is part of that group, or a criminal enterprise.

Nor does it imply that all individuals who use that service are engaged in criminal activity."
The statement continues, "We are concerned about the mischaracterizations of a document following its recent unauthorized release and we regret that any citizens were unintentionally offended by the content of the document."

Donny Ferguson, a spokesman for the Libertarian Party, said he was concerned by the report's "poor choice of words," among other things.

"Unfortunately it is so broadly worded it could be interpreted as saying millions of peaceful, law-abiding Americans are involved in dangerous activities. These mistakes happen and we hope Missouri officials will correct the report," Ferguson wrote in an e-mail. "The Libertarian Party promotes the common-sense policies of fiscal responsibility and social tolerance. We are the only party in America who makes opposition to initiating violence a condition of membership."

Bob McCarty, a St. Louis resident who blogged about the MIAC report, said he's afraid he may be targeted, since he's previously sold Ron Paul-related merchandise.

"[The report] described me, so maybe I need to get a gun and build a shack out in the woods," McCarty said facetiously. "It's certainly an attempt to stifle political thought, especially in Missouri. It definitely makes me pause, if nothing else. Maybe Missouri is just a test bed for squelching political thought."

ACLU officials blasted a Texas fusion center last month for distributing a "Prevention Awareness Bulletin" that called on law enforcement officers to report activities of local lobbying groups, Muslim civil rights organizations and anti-war protest groups.

This is for your information and I hope all Christians will take this to heart.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Small update...

Well, I was taken to the ultrasound room, they had me lie down on my right side and then had me place my left arm over my head and I was to stay in that position, with the assistance of propped up blankets. Needless to say, I was experiencing fear. I began to pray softly and trusted that God, His angels were in there with me.

A nurse prepped the area and then walked in the doctor. The table that has all the instruments was a few inches above me. And there I stayed in that position. I was told that I would feel a bit of stinging as he administered the lidocaine, and boy did it burn!! Once that was over, I felt absolutely no pain. I was told he was going to make a small incision and then insert the first needle, and so forth. I did feel a lot of pressure, but no discomfort, thank goodness!

After a few minutes I heard a loud noise and was told it was the machine that would be cutting out a piece of the lump. All in all this procedure took about 20 minutes or less.

They sent me home with specific instructions and I am following them now. I wasn't up to typing yesterday, and right now I am feeling a bit discomfort from the site. So, I am stopping.

I will know the results of the biopsy late Thursday.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Weekend post and Monday, too...

I was e-mailed this video and I think it is worth sharing. Now this is what I call witnessing! I wonder if I would have reacted as she did? I just don't know?

As you all know I will be having a biopsy this coming Monday, so this video will be up until Tuesday.

Thank you for your prayers and words of comfort my dearest friends. May God bless you all and give each and every one of you a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

UPATE Vets angry at Obama over proposed insurance plan

I heard on AFR that Obama has dropped this ridiculous plan. He made the decision on his way to the Jay Leno show. Apparently, the White House was bombarded with angry calls from American citizens and from members of Congress!! YES!! THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN!

To all the people that called, THANK YOU!

The nation's largest veterans group warns there will be negative moral and practical ramifications from President Obama's plan to charge "wounded warriors" for the medical treatment they need for service-related disabilities or injuries.

American Legion Commander David Rehbein, along with ten other representatives from Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs), met with President Obama and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel on Monday. The meeting was precipitated by a letter of protest drafted by the VSOs against an Obama budget proposal that would require wounded veterans to pay for their own health insurance if they had private insurance.

American Legion spokesman Craig Roberts says the veterans group left the meeting outraged after President Obama signaled he would move forward with the plan.

"We're outraged because it is the government's charge to take care of our wounded warriors. It's the VA's charge to do that directly. That's the way it has always has been and the way it should be," he contends. "It is not the insurance companies, not Blue Cross-Blue Shield sending our young men and women into harm's way. It is, in fact, the United States government, so it's the United States government's charge to take care of them. And that's just from the moral standpoint."

Roberts notes that a wounded warrior who is an amputee and in need of continued care would quickly reach his maximum insurance coverage limits for the year and his family would be without private health insurance. In addition, he says some employers would be reticent to hire veterans with service-related disabilities because of the medical costs the company's insurer would have to cover.

This is completely outrageous and we cannot stand for it. I have a list of all of my Arkansas representatives and I am calling each and every one of them.

Our military soldiers deserve to get the best care that money can buy. They have given up their lives, blood and even have lost very precious moments with their loved ones to protect this nation and it makes me sick of how anti-American Obama really is.

Obama will fight to protect the homosexuals and kill the unborn, but won't help the men and women who would put their lives on the line for him?!!! Where is the public outrage?!

Come on America WAKE UP! We cannot allow this debacle to continue, Obama needs to be impeached. I am saying it loud and clear, get him out of the office, now!

Or we will not have a military power to protect us from tyranny and terrorist invasion. Think about it.

By the way, I have tried several times to get through to the White House with absolutely no luck. Figures...

Monday, March 16, 2009

On a personal note...

I have pondered about sharing something very personal here on my blog. But after a lot of time and thought, I decided if I can help one person, then I think it would be worth it.

On March 3, at around 3 AM, I rolled over on my left side and a sharp pain went through me, it was so bad it took my breath away. I held my breath at first hoping the pain would subside and then I took a few small breaths to keep from panicking. I thought, "this is it, I am having a heart attack." I began to pray and asked the Lord to wake up some of my friends, who are prayer warriors, to intercede for me. I don't know if He did, but I trusted in Him to take care of me.

After the pains subsided I ran to the computer and turned it on and began to look up symptoms of a heart attack. I wasn't convinced I didn't have one, or was having a small one. I said a few more prayers and went to sleep.

That morning I called and made an appointment with my PCP. After an EKG was done and was told my heart was strong and healthy. My doctor asked me where the pain was radiating. I showed him that it was my left breast and around it. He asked me when I had my last mammogram? Umm...never. I know at 35 we are supposed to do this regularly, but I just felt that if I didn't feel anything on my own, that I was fine. How wrong I was. He said he was going to schedule one for me. He then began to exam me thoroughly and said he felt nothing unusual. So, I said, "Great! This means I don't have go!" My doctor, said, "Not so fast slick, you are not getting out of this one."

So, I went for the mammogram and it is uncomfortable, I won't lie, but not painful at all. Anyhoo, after the pictures were taken, I was sent back to the waiting room and then was called back to get an ultrasound done, I began to worry. A very long and tedius ultrasound was done and at this time I asked if anything was wrong? The technician replied that it was standard procedure. When that was done, I was sent back to the waiting room.

Then, after thinking it was over, I was called back for a diagnostic mammogram, and this actually was a lot more uncomfortable then the first one.

Finally, I was told I could get dressed and a nurse would speak to me later. I was called to her office and was informed very gently that they found a very small lump in my left breast. And I needed to schedule for a needle biopsy to rule out cancer. At this time she told me that this kind of lump is usually benign and that I had nothing to worry about, but they just have to be absolutely sure.

So, next Monday, on March 23 at 8:30 AM I am scheduled for the biopsy. I am not afraid of the results, and now after praying with my prayer group I am not afraid of the procedure.

Just keep me in your prayers dear friends.

Also, I urge any woman of 35 and over, if you HAVE NOT had a mammogram, schedule one. If it wasn't for my cautious doctor, this lump would have never been detected. We can never be too careful.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Early weekend post...

I am posting early today because I probably won't have time to post any thing tomorrow, I have Avon deliveries to make and I am having friends over for movie night and hubby are having lunch together.

This is a very short letter that I sent to Obama about my disdain for his vile actions with the stem cell research.

Dear Mr. President,
I am greatly disappointed and saddened by your heinous decision to allow the destruction of human life in the name of scientific research.
Do you not care at all for the sanctity of life? Or are the unborn just a pestilence to be eradicated?
(yes, I did sign my whole name)

I will not be quiet and allow this ridiculous man to think that everyone worships him and bows down to his despicable decisions about the unborn.

I hope none of you are going to allow these atrocities to happen without a fight.

Anyhoo, have an awesome weekend I will see you all Monday!!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


About Every Sunrise: The bleak winter days make February on Heather Creek Farm a test of endurance, and as winter wears on, Sam becomes more and more withdrawn and unhappy. Bob is busy planning a surprise for Charlotte, and Christopher is excited about a local writing competition, while a Valentine’s Day flower from a secret source lifts Emily’s spirits. But when Sam disappears from the farm one night, chasing a memory of the father who abandoned them all, Charlotte and Bob need all the help—and prayer—they can get to bring him home safely. This broken family needs God’s help like never before, but their trials remind them all that every sunrise brings a new beginning.

About the Home to Heather Creek series: Charlotte Stevenson's world is turned upside down when her daughter, Denise, dies in a tragic car accident. She ran away at eighteen and Charlotte has never forgiven herself. Now, Denise's children, abandoned by their father, are coming from California to live on Heather Creek Farm in Bedford, Nebraska.

Charlotte is uncertain about her ability to care for three grandchildren who are not thrilled to give up the beach and sunshine for snow and farm chores! But she sees a chance to make amends and will do whatever it takes to keep her fragile family together. Feel the courage, strength and commitment of this family as their lives unfold in the Home to Heather Creek series.

Link to buy book:

The books come in a series and you can order those at the link. However, if you just want to order Every Sunrise you must call the customer service number (1-800-431-2344).

About Tricia: Tricia Goyer is the author of eighteen fiction and non-fiction books, including Blue Like Play Dough. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. Tricia writes magazine articles for publications like Today's Christian Woman and Focus on the Family. Tricia also enjoys speaking. She and her family makes their home in Montana.

I read this book in a day and half. I love these kinds of books that deal with real life problems. I may not have teenagers at the moment, but there are some warning signs that a teen may be struggling with something that they just cannot seem to pull together on their own.

As for the grandmother, Charlotte, she did all that she could to get Sam to communicate with her. He made the conscious decision to ignore his grandmother and do his own thing. At first, I was a bit annoyed with Sam because I wanted him to tell his grandma what was going on with him. Tricia nailed this situation with the truth. Teenagers are just not as open as we, as adults want them to be, and his actions are typical of a suffering teen.

I was very impressed on how real the situations were depicted in this book. I don't want to spoil the book but there is a Valentine's thing going on that used to be done at my school and I suffered like Emily. That's all I am going to say, hee...

Monday, March 9, 2009

Stem Cell research approved...

Human embryo research is now supported by President Obama, who has decided to open the floodgates for destruction of tiny human beings.

Saying that scientific decisions should be based on facts, not ideology, Barack Obama has ended the Bush-era ban on federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research (ESCR). The president signed an executive order today lifting that ban, adding that strict guidelines will be developed to avoid misuse or abuse in the field -- such as human cloning.

Proponents of lifting the restrictions -- former First Lady Nancy Reagan among them -- have said ESCR could lead to better treatment and possible cures to various diseases, from diabetes to paralysis. But Dorinda Bordlee of the Bioethics Defense Fund points out human embryo research has produced not one cure or treatment for diseases.

"Actually what President Obama is now doing is taking the very extreme and ineffective track of using our tax dollars to pay for obsolete research that destroys human embryos," she says.

According to Bordlee, some people are about to get rich because of the president's executive order. "You'll see some scientists -- for example, at the Harvard stem cell lab -- who own patents on these embryonic stem-cell lines making a lot of money off of that, selling their embryonic stem-cell lines to other universities, to pharmaceutical companies."

Bordlee stresses that research on adult stem cells, which are readily available and do not involve the killing of a tiny human being, has already produced success in treatment of more than 70 diseases and conditions.

David Christensen of the Family Research Council (FRC) offers these comments regarding research on adult stem cells that do not involve killing a human embryo, and the success of those treatments. (Hear audio report)

"Even in the last week [there have been] three new studies using this very new type of technique to create what they call induced pluripotent stem cells -- which creates a stem cell that's very much like an embryonic stem cell but without destroying embryos," he explains.

And Christensen points out another study that holds out hope for a serious, crippling disease. "They took these stem cells and turned them into neurons -- the type of neurons that are damaged in Parkinson's disease -- for Parkinson's patients."

As for the successes in medical treatments with embryonic stem cells? "The research hasn't treated any patients," says the FRC spokesman.

Christensen adds that doing ESCR will amount to a very expensive science fair experiment, for which taxpayers will be footing the bill.

And Dr. David Stevens of the Christian Medical Association explains that these continued breakthroughs in stem cell research prove that killing human embryos is not needed. (Hear audio report)

"We continue to make enormous progress using induced pluripotent stem cells, a big fancy word -- which essentially means they can take your skin cell and turn it into something that looks identical [to] and functions identically like an embryonic stem cell," says Stevens. "We don't have to destroy human embryos to get the cures that we all want."

Funding, he says, should be poured into adult stem-cell research. "These cells have tremendous advantage -- they're readily available, they are easy to reprogram, there's an unlimited supply, they don't form tumors, they're not expensive...and the list just goes on and on."

President George W. Bush's executive order in August 2001 restricted federal funding to studies of what turned out to be 21 embryonic stem-cell lines that were already in existence. Obama's move today voids those restrictions and allows scientists to study hundreds of lines of cells that have been developed since then.

Once again, Obama keeps his promise and people are surprised?! Not all of us are staring with open-gaped mouths in utter and complete shock. We knew this was going to happen. The man hates and despises the unborn!

Life is not precious to him and he has no qualms about murdering the innocent and now he is basically, not literally, auctioning off their body parts.

Friday, March 6, 2009

A Funny to kick off the weekend...

Cup of Tea :

One day my mother was out and my dad was in charge of me.

I was maybe 2 1/2 years old and had just recovered from an accident.

Someone had given me a little 'tea set' as a get-well gift and it was one of my favorite toys.

Daddy was in the living room engrossed in the evening news when I brought Daddy a little cup of 'tea', which was just water.

After several cups of tea and lots of praise for such yummy tea, my Mom came home.

My Dad made her wait in the living room to watch me bring him a cup of tea, because it was 'just the cutest thing!' My Mom waited, and sure enough, here I come down the hall with a cup of tea for Daddy and she watches him drink it up.

Then she says, (as only a mother would know... :)

Did it ever occur to you that the only place she can reach to get water is the toilet?

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend, and I promise to visit blogs that I have neglected, coming Monday.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Homosexual activists file suit, challenge DOMA

Homosexual activists filed suit yesterday against the federal Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA.

The lawsuit -- filed in Boston by the group Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) on behalf of several homosexual "couples" and three individuals -- asks a federal judge to declare unconstitutional portions of the measure which places the traditional view of marriage into law. In the suit, GLAD argues that Section 3 of DOMA "creates a system of first- and second-class marriages" in which the former receive all federal legal protections, while the latter are denied them -- "even while taking on the responsibilities of legal marriage."

Despite that argument, Alliance Defense Fund attorney Brian Raum says the legal challenge is really not about benefits.

"It's about a direct challenge [to] the definition of marriage which the federal government has adopted and recognized to be between a man and a woman," the attorney explains.

And it is an assault on states as well, says Raum.

"Forty-five states have marriage laws which recognize that marriage is between a man and a woman. [And] 30 states have passed marriage amendments that reflect the true definition of marriage," he points out. "So this is a direct attack on the will of the American people in the federal public policy regarding marriage."

ADF's role in the lawsuit will be defined as it progresses but, at a minimum, the organization will submit a friend-of-the-court brief.

DOMA was passed overwhelming by Congress and then signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996.


Barack Obama is on record saying he supports the complete

repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act. Should he and Congress

actually do that, would the Democratic Party suffer politically?

Since they cannot win at the polls they feel they have to go through courts. They are nothing but whiney babies throwing a temper tantrum because the heterosexuals will not accept their deviant lifestyle.

Now if you look at marriage they way God intended it to be, then the homosexuals have no challenge. Marriage was intended for one man and one woman to be able to be with each other sexually and to share a committed relationshiop forever and it was also meant for the couple to PROCREATE.

The homosexuals etc; CANNOT have children on their own. They must rely on donor sperm, donor Eggs, and/or surrogacy & embryo adoption or just adoption.

What would they do if those resources were denied them? They would eventually become extinct.