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John Kerry to Boston College Graduates: 'Set the World Aflame'
BostInno ^ | 5/19/14 | Nate Boroyan

Posted on 05/20/2014 9:23:04 AM PDT by BlatherNaut

United States Secretary of State John Kerry reminded the Boston College Class of 2014 that its responsibilities don't stop once diplomas are received.

Echoing the words of St. Ignatius, Kerry urged BC graduates to "Set the World Aflame," when they step foot off campus and into the real world.

Kerry's politically-charged speech touched on the meaning – and value – of human dignity, calling it a "struggle" fought across all towns – and across the entire world. Human dignity, Kerry said, is achieved "when families have access to clean water and clean power."

Specifically, Kerry thrust the "challenge" and ongoing debate of climate change into the laps of BC grads, stating "If we do nothing, and it turns out the critics and the naysayers, members of the flat-Earth society are wrong, we are risking the future of our entire planet."

"What's the worst that could happen?" Kerry queried, before suggesting that the benefits of addressing the climate change question – added jobs, cleaner energy sources, innovation – make the world a better place.

It's not a matter of politics or scientific research, Kerry said, "It's a matter of willpower."

(Excerpt) Read more at bostinno.streetwise.co ...


TOPICS: Catholic
KEYWORDS: bc; kerry; omalley
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1 posted on 05/20/2014 9:23:04 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: BlatherNaut

Set the world aflame (with Islam).

There.. fixed what he meant.


2 posted on 05/20/2014 9:24:05 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: BlatherNaut

Ohmygosh...I was hoping this was satire. Someone from this administration which is responsible for setting huge portions of the globe aflame is telling the grads to set the world aflame??


3 posted on 05/20/2014 9:25:05 AM PDT by grania
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To: BlatherNaut

Vile individuals. Especially that moron at the upper left playing at Cardinal.


4 posted on 05/20/2014 9:25:38 AM PDT by JPX2011
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To: ConservativeMan55

Won’t that cause more global warming? Does make me wonder if these idiots ever listen to themselves.


5 posted on 05/20/2014 9:25:52 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: BlatherNaut

What a black mark for Boston College! We are already committed to another year’s tuition but forget contributions. Choices have consequences that last longer than the supposed good publicity of giving more limelight to this clown.


6 posted on 05/20/2014 9:26:41 AM PDT by JayGalt
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To: Arthur McGowan

Cardinal O’Malley, top left. Boycotted pro-abort Enda Kenny last year, but as we see, pro-abortion politicians in his own back yard fall into a different category.


7 posted on 05/20/2014 9:27:32 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: BlatherNaut

The brain power in that picture couldn’t electrify a 60 watt, LED lightbulb.. :)


8 posted on 05/20/2014 9:27:51 AM PDT by carlo3b (Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.. Henry Kissinger)
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To: BlatherNaut




with john kerry on the podium who needs Youtube Videos!!
9 posted on 05/20/2014 9:31:09 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: BlatherNaut
Dumb usage by Jon Carry. But it's actually blatant plagiarism too ....

"If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze." ... St. Catherine of Siena, as popularized by Saint Pope John Paul II the Great at World Youth Day 2000

10 posted on 05/20/2014 9:31:23 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: BlatherNaut

What a dope.


11 posted on 05/20/2014 9:31:26 AM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: JayGalt
What a black mark for Boston College! We are already committed to another year’s tuition but forget contributions. Choices have consequences that last longer than the supposed good publicity of giving more limelight to this clown.

The BC grads in my family are disgusted by this, and by Cardinal O'Malley's attendance at the ceremony.

12 posted on 05/20/2014 9:32:24 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: BlatherNaut

~~~”It’s a matter of willpower.”~~~

Ah, triumph of the will?

~~~”Set the world aflame”~~~

The jihadists started that on 9/11/2001.


13 posted on 05/20/2014 9:32:33 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: BlatherNaut
Not pictured, Professor Marx


14 posted on 05/20/2014 9:33:02 AM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

But there in spirit.


15 posted on 05/20/2014 9:34:20 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: BlatherNaut
Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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16 posted on 05/20/2014 9:35:41 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Kerry is still trying to get over having “Christmas in Cambodia” seared into his brain.


17 posted on 05/20/2014 9:36:50 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: cripplecreek; GraceG

so they can remold the world nearer to the heart’s desire.


18 posted on 05/20/2014 9:37:40 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: BlatherNaut

“Set the World Aflame,”

Fire bad...globull warming ya know


19 posted on 05/20/2014 9:39:41 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: BlatherNaut
Beats getting one of these.


20 posted on 05/20/2014 9:57:37 AM PDT by pabianice (LINE)
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7 Weeks
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Please Donate!

21 posted on 05/20/2014 10:07:57 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: ConservativeMan55

I don’t think I have ever seen assembled in one setting for a photograph such a display of sheer idiocy.

It is breathtaking.


22 posted on 05/20/2014 10:21:45 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: BlatherNaut

Wouldn’t ‘setting the world aflame’ cause global warming?


23 posted on 05/20/2014 10:28:25 AM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: BlatherNaut

But first make certain you purchase Honest Howie (Carr)’s Carbon Credits.


24 posted on 05/20/2014 10:40:35 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: BlatherNaut

Oh, the world will be set aflame.

No need to worry about that. The big BBQ is coming. Thanks to Kerry and his ilk.


25 posted on 05/20/2014 12:27:04 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: pabianice

I’d still like to see his original discharge prior to Carter’s amnesty.


26 posted on 05/20/2014 1:27:30 PM PDT by onedoug (God derived the function we discovered as mathematics)
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To: BlatherNaut

"Set the world aflame."


27 posted on 05/20/2014 1:28:35 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Hillary may have brain damage, but what difference does it make?)
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To: BlatherNaut

Some men just want to watch the world burn.

28 posted on 05/20/2014 1:34:59 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

That’s what came to mind when I read what Kerry said. (I thought maybe he was channelling his predecessor.)


29 posted on 05/20/2014 1:39:18 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: BlatherNaut

Got to remember he is trying to prepare his resume for 2016.


30 posted on 05/20/2014 1:40:03 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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