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  • “….and Death is Gain” – A Meditation on the Christian View of Death [Catholic Caucus]

    11/03/2010 8:13:29 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington.org ^ | November 2, 2010 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    “….and Death is Gain” – A Meditation on the Christian View of DeathBy: Msgr. Charles Pope In the month of November we remember the souls of the faithful departed and our obligation to pray for them . November and into the early part of Advent is also a part of the Church Calendar when we begin to ponder the last things: death, judgment, heaven and hell. In the Northern hemisphere the days grow shorter and in regions further north, the once green trees and fields shed their lively green, and after the brief golden gown of autumn, a kind...
  • Five down and a lot more to go

    12/05/2013 7:21:33 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 21 replies
    News | 5 December 2013 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Recently, Kim Jong Il, Yasser Arafat, Mohamar Khadafi, Hugo Chavez, and now Nelson have died. What did these men have in common? They were all evil almost all of them were viewed positively by the Democrat Party. This seems to indicate that the Democrat party also advocates the type of rule they imposed on their nations. If this is the case, then most certainly, five down and a lot more to go...
  • 'Dying' Russia Is On Pace To Record Natural Population Growth in 2013

    11/06/2013 5:47:34 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 5, 2013 | Mark Adomanis
    Rosstat recently released their latest batch of demographic statistics. Nothing particularly bizarre or unexpected happened, but the data show that births have held steady at their 2012 level while deaths have modestly decreased. This means that, if the trends from the January-September period are maintained for the entirety of 2013, Russia will record natural population growth of roughly 13,000, its first natural population growth since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Now in one sense natural growth of 13,000 out of a total population of 143,000,000 sounds puny and unimpressive. However, as I never tire of reminding people, it wasn’t...
  • EMT who ignored dying pregnant woman while on coffee break cleared of official misconduct

    06/25/2013 6:47:21 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 25, 2013 | JAZZ SHAW
    <p>The Brooklyn EMT who callously refused to help a dying pregnant woman because she was on her coffee break saw her official misconduct charge dropped today after EMS chief Abdo Nahmod — who initially supported the case against her — flip-flopped, leaving frustrated Brooklyn prosecutors no choice but to dismiss the case.</p>
  • Why the United States is a Dying Country (Rush Limbaugh is now a pessimist. Here's why he's right)

    04/10/2013 6:52:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 140 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/10/2013 | Steve McCann
    Recently Rush Limbaugh opined that the United States is a dying country. For many years that reality has been painfully obvious to those of us who immigrated to the United States having experienced first-hand the suffering inherent in the near total destruction of a nation which inevitably occurs as the end-product of immorality, despotism and radical ideology. This nation is repeating the disastrous evolutionary process that has plagued so many failed nations throughout mankind's history. This process begins with a society willing to reject the fundamental concept that is necessary for any nation to thrive and prosper: respect for the...
  • Limbaugh: "We Are Living In A Dying Country"

    04/05/2013 5:18:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 87 replies
    youtube ^ | 4/5/13 | DailyRushbo
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  • Please pray for Joe

    11/24/2012 10:00:25 AM PST · by ex-snook · 69 replies
    self | 11/24/12 | self
    Please pray for my friend Joe. He has institutionalized unable to feed himself with Parkinson's disease. Joe was once a football player from the coal region of Pennsylvania. He was a HS football coach, neighbor and friend. My daughter was the baby sitter to his special child. His wife taught my children. A few months ago at Church, he poked me in the back. I turned around, Joe remembered me but did not know me. He was being guided by his wife and was failing rapidly from this terrible disease.
  • Please pray for Sarah. She is in grave condition.

    11/19/2012 10:00:16 PM PST · by floralamiss · 237 replies
    November 19, 2012 | floralamiss
    I have just received this sad communication from my sister-in-law about her sister, Sarah, who is suffering from breast cancer. She had been admitted to an acute care center in El Paso where she was to continue radiation and chemo, but has been returned to the hospital. (More in comments section.)
  • The Dream Is Dying

    07/22/2012 7:34:42 AM PDT · by Dysart · 65 replies
    AT ^ | 7-21-12 | Kenneth L Hanson
    BREAK Tell a story? Well, there are a lot of us these days who have stories to tell. And far from reflecting unity, purpose, and optimism, these are testimonials to another sad reality: the "American dream" -- at least under the Obama administration -- is dying. My story is not that special, though it is unique in some ways. My wife is a medical doctor from the former Soviet Union -- as smart as she is beautiful. A surgeon by training (holding a Ph.D. in medicine on top of her M.D.), not only is she extremely capable as a hands-on...
  • Elderly dying due to 'despicable age discrimination in NHS'

    03/25/2012 8:15:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 3/25/12 | Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor
    Thousands of elderly people are dying unnecessarily early because ‘despicable’ age discrimination in the NHS is denying them treatment for cancer, a charity has warned. A lack of treatment or insufficient treatment is contributing to 14,000 deaths a year in people over the age of 75, Macmillan Cancer Support has found, in what it called an ‘unacceptable act of discrimination’. Deaths from cancer are reducing in most age groups but at a slower rate in those aged 74 to 84 and are increasing in people aged 85 and over, the report said. The report, The Age Old Excuse: the under...
  • The Silver Star Families of America Expands Program to Distribute Blankets to Hospice Veterans

    03/04/2012 9:17:12 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 1 replies
    Silver Star Families of America ^ | 2012 | Steve Newton
    I post this on FR for two reasons. One is that the Silver Star Families of America was practically born on FR. Two is if any Freeper has someone who is passing and is a veteran to please let us know. God bless
  • Documents show Bernanke thought economy could pull off 'soft landing' from falling home prices

    01/13/2012 12:43:04 PM PST · by ColdOne · 7 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 1/13/12 | AP
    WASHINGTON – Ben Bernanke presided over his first meeting as Federal Reserve chairman in March 2006 believing the nation's economy could pull off a "soft landing" from falling home prices. Three months later, Bernanke had begun to grasp that he and others had underestimated the risk housing posed to the economy. Newly released transcripts of Fed meetings during Bernanke's first year as chairman show that, among Fed officials, he often expressed the most concern about housing. But no official, according to the transcripts, recognized the extent of the damage a housing bubble would cause. A year later, the housing market's...
  • Yes, you finally have to pay to access the wonders of JSOnline

    01/04/2012 3:03:09 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    AV Club ^ | 1-3-12 | Matt Wild
    The New York Times. The Wall Street Journal. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel? Yes, Milwaukee’s scrappy newspaper of record is taking a cue from the big boys and entering the seedy world of paid online subscriptions. Beginning tomorrow, JSOnline readers looking to enjoy the paper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning material (and/or the latest musin’-and-thinkin’ column from Jim Stingl) will have to shell out some cash for the privilege. Non-subscribers will be able to view only 20 articles a month, after which they’ll be publicly scolded for contributing to the downfall of print media and for keeping food off of Eugene Kane’s table. In a...
  • My Dad Has Graduated from this life about 22:00 Mountain Time. All: THX TONS 4 Prayers

    12/07/2011 4:39:55 PM PST · by Quix · 604 replies
    Step-Sister's phone call | 7 Dec 2011 | Quix
    My Blood Dad is dying in great pain. He has broken his hip the 3rd time. His vitals are too poor to operate. They don't even know if they can move him at all due to the great pain. He has reportedly made his peace with God and forgiven everyone. Please pray that he graduates from this life as painlessly and quickly as The Lord would wish for him. Sigh. BIG SIGH. This is mother's birthday and the day her father died. Sigh. I know some prayer threads are in this forum. If this is not fitting, please move it...
  • Median home prices fall for 3Q in most US cities (Prices drop in 75% of cities)

    11/10/2011 9:45:32 AM PST · by Qbert · 13 replies
    AP via Yahoo Finance ^ | 11/8/0211 | Derek Kravitz
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Home prices dropped in nearly three quarters of U.S. cities over the summer, dragged down by a decline in buyer interest and a high number of foreclosures. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that the median price for previously occupied homes fell in the July-September quarter in 111 out of 150 metropolitan areas tracked by the group. Prices are compared with the same quarter from the previous year. Fourteen cities had double-digit declines.
  • More McMansion Subsidies (A backdoor effort to keep Fannie and Freddie in business)

    11/02/2011 10:57:39 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 1 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 2, 2011 | Wall Street Journal
    Winding down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac was never going to be easy, given the mortgage giants' market dominance and the housing lobby of Realtors, home builders, banks and others arrayed against reform. But if even a Republican House of Representatives can't take a baby step toward a private market after some $142 billion in taxpayers losses, who will? It's a question that House Speaker John Boehner might consider as he reads a letter that Florida Republican Bill Posey and New York Democrat Gary Ackerman are circulating to fellow Members for signatures. The letter supports an amendment to an appropriations...
  • Good Grief: A Meditation of How Grief can be a Gift in Strange Package

    09/16/2011 8:11:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | Sept. 16, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Good Grief: A Meditation of How Grief can be a Gift in Strange PackageBy: Msgr. Charles Pope As a priest I walk with a lot of people in their grief. It’s a regular part of priesthood. I remember back in 2007 how tough it was for me: The Deacon of my parish, Nerus, like a father to me, died after a long battle with cancer. His final words to me were, “I’m not so good right now, but I’ll be better soon.” My administrative and pastoral assistant, Catherine, like a mother to me, developed a rapid form of Alzheimer’s...
  • Terrorist, Dying America is a Tremendous Opportunity For U.S. Revolution: Bernardine Dohrn (video)

    Terrorist, Dying America is a Tremendous Opportunity For U.S. Revolution: College Professor & Obama Radical Buddy Bernardine Dohrn Explains the Anti U.S. Thinking of The Left With Smiling Glee
  • Elderly patients dying of thirst: Doctorsforced to prescribe drinkingwater to keep the old

    05/25/2011 9:44:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 106 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/25/11 | Sophie Borland
    Doctors are prescribing drinking water for neglected elderly patients to stop them dying of thirst in hospital. The measure – to remind nurses of the most basic necessity – is revealed in a damning report on pensioner care in NHS wards. Some trusts are neglecting the elderly on such a fundamental level their wards could face closure orders. The snapshot study, triggered by a Mail campaign, found staff routinely ignored patients’ calls for help and forgot to check that they had had enough to eat and drink.
  • Hitchens' address to American Atheists (self eulogy)

    04/23/2011 4:34:15 AM PDT · by Salman · 31 replies
    Pharyngula ^ | April 22, 2011 | Christopher Hitchens
    Dear fellow-unbelievers, Nothing would have kept me from joining you except the loss of my voice (at least my speaking voice) which in turn is due to a long argument I am currently having with the specter of death. Nobody ever wins this argument, though there are some solid points to be made while the discussion goes on. I have found, as the enemy becomes more familiar, that all the special pleading for salvation, redemption and supernatural deliverance appears even more hollow and artificial to me than it did before. I hope to help defend and pass on the lessons...