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  • Pope Francis: Church is in a love story

    04/24/2013 12:41:37 PM PDT · by D-fendr · 48 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 4/24/2013
    The Church is not a bureaucratic organization, but a love story. This was Pope Francis’ message during Wednesday’s Mass in the Chapel of the Casa Santa Marta… The day’s readings tell the story of the growth of the first Christian community. In his homily, the Pope warned against being tempted to make "deals" simply to get "more partners in this enterprise." Instead, he said, “the road that Jesus willed for His Church is otherwise: the way of difficulties, the way of the Cross, the way of persecution . . . And this makes us wonder: what is this Church? Because...
  • The Reluctant Pope

    02/12/2013 5:37:03 PM PST · by D-fendr · 28 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 2/2/2013 | GEORGE NEUMAYR
    He served out of duty, not ambition. After John Paul II’s death, Benedict emerged as the indispensable man, without the least bit of angling for that role. He didn’t seek the papacy; it simply fell upon him. He had hoped the college of cardinals would select someone else. But his acute intellect, grasp of the Church’s crisis, and closeness to John Paul II made him the obvious choice. Given this background, his resignation appears more understandable. He entered the papacy humbly and now leaves it humbly. His resignation is a great loss for the Church and the world. He represented...
  • TUCKER ON OBAMA SPEECH: 'THIS IS NOT A DOG WHISTLE, IT'S A DOG SIREN'

    10/02/2012 8:02:22 PM PDT · by D-fendr · 55 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | October 2, 2012 | Tucker Carlson on Hannity
    Tucker Carlson on Hannity discussing the video of a speech by Barack Obama given to Hampton University.
  • GOD GETS THE LAST WORD: CARDINAL'S PRO-LIFE BENEDICTION

    09/06/2012 9:50:03 PM PDT · by D-fendr · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 6, 2012 | Cardinal Dolan
    Cardinal Dolan gave a fiercely pro-life prayer to the Democratic Convention after President Obama's nomination speech.
  • Plutonium detected in soil at N-plant

    03/29/2011 7:03:36 PM PDT · by D-fendr · 15 replies
    Daily Yomiuri ^ | Mar. 30, 2011 | The Yomiuri Shimbun
    Small amounts of three plutonium isotopes were detected in soil sampled at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant last week, but the levels do not pose a health risk, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. has announced. Plutonium-238, 239 and 240 were detected in soil samples taken at five locations inside the plant between the afternoon of March 21 and the morning of March 22 morning, TEPCO said Monday night.
  • Credit Analyst Warns of Trap for Credit Card Customers

    01/11/2009 1:02:07 PM PST · by D-fendr · 56 replies · 1,359+ views
    Washington Business Journal ^ | 1/7/2009 | Credit Security Group
    DALLAS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- "Many people will have their credit scores lowered this year if they're not watchful, know what to do and take action," said Eddie Johansson, president of Credit Security Group, a leading nationwide credit score analysis and rescoring firm. Credit scores are used by lenders to determine credit risk. Lower scores result in loss of credit and higher interest rates. Financial analysts predict cuts up to $2 trillion in credit card account lines over the next 18 months. "This will have very bad consequences for consumers who are not prepared," said Johansson, speaking recently about credit...
  • Obama's Loss Traced To Barack O.

    10/23/2008 2:42:36 PM PDT · by D-fendr · 4 replies · 1,193+ views
    CNNBC ^ | Nov. 7. 2008 | Moveon
    Single Nonvoter Tipped Election To McCain-Palin Ticket [Video at link...]
  • VANITY: Write-In Campaign for Texas?

    02/07/2008 12:11:42 PM PST · by D-fendr · 72 replies · 197+ views
    2/7/2008 | Me
    With the sorry choices of McCain or McCain left, how about a write-in of Thompson in Texas? Is it allowed under Texas primary rules? Beats not voting and beats supporting McCain.
  • Together with Mary, say “yes” to Christ, and pray for vocations

    04/29/2007 2:55:25 PM PDT · by D-fendr · 8 replies · 391+ views
    Asia News ^ | 04/29/2007
    04/29/2007 VATICANTogether with Mary, say “yes” to Christ, and pray for vocationsIn front of 40 thousand people, Benedict XVI, asks everyone to pray for priests, those who form them and families, so that they may nurture the seed of those called to follow Christ the Good Shepherd. Vatican City (Asia News) – Today’s Regina Caeli prayer was also dedicate to the theme of vocations.  Benedict XVI appeared at the window of his study overlooking St Peter’s square, after his ordination of 22 priests, which took place in the basilica.  The square was filled with over 40 thousand people, among them...
  • Edwards: Statement on Campaign Bloggers (Sticky-Girl Stays)

    02/08/2007 9:48:50 AM PST · by D-fendr · 16 replies · 493+ views
    John Edwards08 Blog ^ | 2/08/2007 | John Edwards
    The tone and the sentiment of some of Amanda Marcotte's and Melissa McEwan's posts personally offended me. It's not how I talk to people, and it's not how I expect the people who work for me to talk to people. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but that kind of intolerant language will not be permitted from anyone on my campaign, whether it's intended as satire, humor, or anything else. But I also believe in giving everyone a fair shake. I've talked to Amanda and Melissa; they have both assured me that it was never their intention to malign anyone's...
  • Post-storm Rebuilding Considered Galveston's Finest Hour

    09/16/2005 5:22:09 PM PDT · by D-fendr · 13 replies · 409+ views
    Galveston Daily News ^ | MICHAEL A. SMITH
    Dredge material is pumped into the island during the grade raising after the 1900 hurricane. Residents endured years of pumps, sludge, canals, stench and miles of catwalks during the project. Photo courtesy of Rosenberg Library. GALVESTON - The great storm that came roaring out of the Gulf of Mexico 100 years ago, destroying this island city and assuring its place in history, deserves its due. But the wind and water and death brought by the unnamed hurricane, even the acts of courage and sacrifice played out in its face, are only half the story. For while the story that...
  • CERT recommends anything but IE (Internet Explorer)

    06/30/2004 12:05:01 PM PDT · by D-fendr · 99 replies · 398+ views
    The Register ^ | June 28, 2004 | John Oates
    US CERT (the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team), is advising people to ditch Internet Explorer and use a different browser after the latest security vulnerability in the software was exposed. A statement on the CERT site said: "There are a number of significant vulnerabilities in technologies relating to the IE domain/zone security model, the DHTML object model, MIME type determination, and ActiveX. It is possible to reduce exposure to these vulnerabilities by using a different web browser, especially when browsing untrusted sites." CERT otherwise recommends users to set security settings to high and disable JavaScript Malicious code, dubbed variously as...
  • Why Not A Free Iraq Flag?

    03/31/2003 10:58:05 PM PST · by D-fendr · 5 replies · 35+ views
    4/1/2003 | D-fendr
    As our troops liberate towns, the flag of Saddam's Iraq should come down. But, as happened earlier, replacing it with the U.S. flag has connotations not helpful to the war effort. So…Why not have a new flag for liberated Iraq – perhaps one designed by the Iraqi dissident groups?Then when towns/territory are taken by coalition forces, this flag can fly over free Iraq – and just perhaps help inspire the citizens of Iraq.
  • Gates' credit-card hacker sentenced

    07/09/2001 1:03:38 AM PDT · by D-fendr · 25+ views
    ZDNet ^ | July 6, 2001 | Matthew Broersma
    A teenage Welsh hacker at the centre of a multi-million pound FBI fraud investigation has been sentenced to three years of community rehabilitation with psychiatric care for what the defense called an obsessive medical condition. Raphael Gray, a 19-year-old from Clynderwen in West Wales, called himself the "Saint of E-Commerce", and said he was on a mission to highlight security dangers on the Internet. The only problem was that to do this, he cracked thousands of computer networks and gained access to more than 23,000 credit card numbers. He posted thousands of the numbers on the Web, leading to roughly ...
  • MS Attacks Open Source

    07/09/2001 12:54:56 AM PDT · by D-fendr · 21+ views
    ZDNet ^ | July 2, 2001 | Charles Babcock
    Microsoft is launching a two-pronged offensive against what it sees as its chief competition on the Internet: open source code. In a preliminary license for its wireless Internet tools, the software giant appears to be floating a trial balloon by explicitly banning the use of open source code. Microsoft's language, which could become part of its commercial licensing terms, specifically bans use of the Linux open source operating system (OS), which Microsoft seems to find especially objectionable. But in a bid to attract more software developers to its Internet initiatives, Microsoft last week announced a "shared source" program, in which ...
  • MS adds lock to Chinese Windows

    07/09/2001 12:44:33 AM PDT · by D-fendr · 17+ views
    ZDNet ^ | July 6, 2001 | Reuters
    July 6, 2001 10:33 AM PT  HONG KONG--Software giant Microsoft, whose image in China was tarnished over fears that its flagship Windows product was not fully secure, said on Friday it had entered a venture with a government-owned software firm to provide an extra encryption "lock" tailored for Windows in China.  China National Computer Software & Technology Service will develop a security enhancement for Microsoft's Windows 2000 and Windows XP Professional products to support corporate and government-level secure data transactions.  Once the product receives approval from the State Encryption Administration of China, it will be packaged with Windows XP software ...
  • Transcript: Linda Tripp on 'Larry King Live'

    02/09/2001 10:43:12 PM PST · by D-fendr · 640+ views
    CNN ^ | 2/9/2001
    Februrary 9, 2001 LARRY KING, HOST: Tonight, she blew the lid off a presidential scandal and shattered her life. Linda Tripp, for the hour, next on LARRY KING LIVE. Good evening. Our special guest tonight, for the full hour, is Linda Tripp, her second -- I think your second -- your second visit with us on this program. It's always great to have her with us. We are in rural Virginia. When did you move out? We're not going to say where you live, so you don't get bugged. But when did you leave the city environs? LINDA TRIPP: Last ...
  • If Science Is Conscious of Its Limits…

    02/05/2001 12:52:41 AM PST · by D-fendr · 514+ views
    Quantum Questions (ed. Ken Wilber) | 1984 | Werner Heisenberg
    In the summer of 1925, suffering from a bout of hay fever and exhausted from wrestling with the perplexities of atomic spectral lines, Werner Heisenber — then only 24 years old — took a short vacation from the Physics Institute at Gottingen University, where he was studying with Max Born and traveled to the hills of Helgoland. There, in one fevered day and night, he invented what was to be known as matrix quantum mechanics… In 1932, Heisenberg was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his crucial and brilliant contributions. [Heisenberg was also an excellent philosopher publishing “Physics and ...
  • Evolution vs. Creation (Thread 12)

    02/03/2001 5:17:47 PM PST · by D-fendr · 905+ views
    29 Evidences for Macroevolution ^ | 5/22/2000 | Douglas Theobald
    This is the Twelth continuation of Thread 1, Thread 2, Thread 3, Thread 4, Thread 5, Thread 6, Thread 7, Thread 8, Thread 9, Thread 10 and Thread 11 Below is Predictions 4 & 5 (jennyp posted #2 & #3) in a series of 29 different lines of evidence that all living organisms are related by common descent. That makes 29 predictions that the Theory of Evolution makes about what we should find in the world. 29 opportunities for it to be falsified. [See the full article here] Prediction 4: Possible morphologies of predicted common ancestors Any fossilized animals ...
  • Gore Ad Uses Subliminal Message, Calls GOP Leaders: 'Senate Rejects'

    09/13/2000 2:32:37 AM PDT · by D-fendr · 497+ views
    Freeper Times | FR Staff Reporter
    Gore Ad Uses Subliminal Message, Calls GOP Leaders: 'Senate Rejects' New York (FR) — At first glance, the Democrat television commercial on arms treaties looks like a run-of-the-mill attack advertisement. The announcer starts by lauding JFK's efforts at arms control, and criticizes GOP senators votes against ill-advised treaties on nuclear testing . Fragments of phrases, newspaper articles and headlines — deriding GOP senators — then scan quickly and slightly out of focus on the screen. Then, if the viewer watches very closely, something else happens. The words "Senate Rejects" pops up. And though the image lasts only a fraction ...
  • Who's to blame for 'ILOVEYOU' [Six-click recipe for sanity]

    05/06/2000 2:50:43 AM PDT · by D-fendr · 141+ views
    ZDNet News ^ | May 4, 2000 | Charles Cooper
    Coop's Corner: Who's to blame for 'ILOVEYOU' By Charles Cooper, ZDNet News May 4, 2000 1:07 PM PT   Microsoft deserves a hard slap in the head. More about that later, but the fact is you shouldn't blame anybody but yourself. The "ILOVEYOU" bug, which most probably originated in the Philippines (NPR wins today's Cute Headline of the Day award with its "Killa from Manila") once again proves the truth of the adage, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." You can't plead surprise anymore. More than a year ago the wildfire spread of the ...
  • Outlook vulnerability feeds MS flames

    05/05/2000 10:11:39 AM PDT · by D-fendr · 11+ views
    ZDNet ^ | May 5, 2000 | Rebecca Buckman
    Outlook vulnerability feeds MS flames By Rebecca Buckman, WSJ Interactive Edition May 5, 2000 7:27 AM PT Microsoft Corp. has been busy deflecting charges that it's a monopoly lately, but its dominance in one corner of the software market became glaringly obvious Thursday. The "ILOVEYOU" or "Love Bug" virus spread so fast mainly because it was designed to replicate through Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) popular Outlook e-mail system, a fixture on most desktop PCs. "When over 90% of the world's computers are on the same platform, the same software, they become extremely vulnerable to attack," says Carey Nachenberg, a research director ...
  • The Mystical Core of Organized Religion

    01/23/2000 3:10:44 PM PST · by D-fendr · 24+ views
    Council On Spiritual Practices ^ | David Steindl-Rast, O.S.B.
    The Mystical Core of Organized Religion by David Steindl-Rast Brother David Steindl-Rast, O.S.B., is a monk of Mount Savior Monastery in the Finger Lake Region of New York State and a member of the board of the Council on Spiritual Practices. He holds a Ph.D. from the Psychological Institute at the University of Vienna and has practiced Zen with Buddhist masters. His most recent book is Gratefulness, The Heart of Prayer (Ramsey, N.J.: Paulist Press, 1984). Copyright (c) 1989 by David Steindl-Rast. Used by the Council on Spiritual Practices with permission. First appeared in ReVision, Summer 1989 12(1):11-14 (Heldref ...
  • Clinton Attempts Use of FBI - Media Yawns

    06/24/1999 6:58:43 PM PDT · by D-fendr · 199+ views
    NBC - Meet The Press | Airdate - June 20, 1999 | NBC
    MR. WOODWARD: Because Freeh, the FBI director, was recommending an independent counsel in the campaign finance investigation because Freeh is an independent person and believes that the FBI should not be politicized by the White House. And Bill Clinton’s middle name is politics, and there are times when they tried to get the FBI to do simple little political things and Freeh wouldn’t play. He said, “That is not our job.” Scroll down to read Woodward Interview. ‘Meet the Press’ transcript Sunday, June 20, 1999 GUESTS:                Former Senator WARREN RUDMAN, (R-N.H.)     ...
  • A Spirituality That Transforms

    06/17/1999 1:19:22 AM PDT · by D-fendr · 14+ views
    http://www.shambhala.com/wilber/html/enlight.html | 1996 | Ken Wilber
    "The word "soul" is now the hottest item in the title of book sales--but all "soul" really means, in most of these books, is simply the ego in drag. For authentic transformation is not a matter of belief but of the death of the believer; not a matter of translating the world but of transforming the world; not a matter of finding solace but of finding infinity on the other side of death. The self is not made content; the self is made toast." Translation Versus Transformation            In a series of books (e.g., A Sociable God, Up from Eden, ...
  • The Kosmos According to Ken Wilber

    06/14/1999 11:24:29 PM PDT · by D-fendr · 314+ views
    Shambhala Sun | 9/96 | Ken Wilber/Robin Kornman