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  • Kindess is not the same as Love

    10/17/2013 3:43:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | October 16, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In yesterday’s post we pondered that being holy is more than being nice. Today we do well to ponder that that being loving is not the same as being kind.Here too we live in a reductionist culture that has tended to reduce love to kindness. The results are often quite problematic as we shall see.Kindness is a very great thing and has an important place in our relationships. Kindness is evidenced by goodness and charitable behavior, a pleasantness, tenderness and concern for others. According to Aristotle, kindness is an emotion manifesting itself by the desire to help somebody in need,...
  • Moraga: Gay teen denied Eagle Scout submits petition asking Boy Scouts to change policy

    10/20/2012 3:41:29 PM PDT · by redreno · 72 replies
    mercury news ^ | 10/19/2012 | rick hurd
    PLEASANT HILL -- A gay teenager denied his Eagle Scout award because of his sexuality turned in an online petition with more than 400,000 signatures Wednesday urging the National Boy Scouts of America to change its policies against allowing gay members. Ryan Andresen of Moraga marched into the front office of the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council on Ellinwood Way along with his parents and a former member of the same Boy Scout troop who came out as gay two weeks ago. Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, also attended and presented Andresen with a resolution honoring his achievements with the Boy Scouts....
  • Obama's comedy comfort zone is a godsend for Republicans

    10/20/2010 3:18:35 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Dallas Morning Views ^ | Oct. 20, 2010 | Rodger Jones
    George W. Bush unseated Gov. Ann Richards in 1994 by depicting her as more interested in being a pop-culture darling than governing Texas. She cultivated celebrity through the mass media -- Jay Leno and David Letterman included -- leaving her open to the complaint that she was more comfortable in Hollywood than with real people. Obama is making the same political mistake today, but on a grander stage. His use of popular media to pander to the hip and youth vote is trivializing his presidency. I bet it will lose his party more votes overall than it will win. Obama...
  • How Many Attended The Glenn Beck Rally?

    08/29/2010 10:32:42 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 57 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-29-10 | Nancy Morgan
    The question on the minds of millions of Americans this morning: How many people attended Glenn Beck's 'Restoring Honor' rally yesterday in our nations' capitol? The answer to this question has ramifications far beyond mere crowd size. It is one of the few concrete indicators of the popularity and viability of the Tea Party and their message of traditional values, less government and a return to our Founders' vision of America. The New York Times described the crowd merely as "enormous and impassioned." ABC was more specific, estimating the attendance at Beck's Restoring Honor Rally in the "hundreds of thousands." AP...
  • Obama, Kind(D-Wi) Talk Health Care at White House Meet(No Reimbursed on Quality Instead of Volume)

    03/20/2010 7:24:02 PM PDT · by Son House · 23 replies · 484+ views
    the Journal Sentinel ^ | March 4, 2010 | By Diana Marrero
    Rep. Ron Kind and four other members of the moderate New Democrat Coalition met with President Barack Obama at the White House Thursday to press for additional changes to Medicare reimbursement formulas that they say would encourage quality over quantity in the country’s health care system. Kind, a La Crosse Democrat, said he and others in the group want to see the country “heading down the road to payment reform.” “We’re hoping to get more payment reform in the final version,” he said. The health care bill approved in the Senate contains language that Kind said would eventually reward physicians...
  • Crazy Cat Ladies (The strange and strong bond between women and cats)

    10/18/2009 6:58:40 PM PDT · by Dysart · 128 replies · 4,602+ views
    Forbes ^ | 10-15-09 | Kiri Blakeley
    Courtney Kistler is a 28-year-old single gal who lives in New York City. She's sociable, outgoing and attractive. But that hasn't stopped Kistler's mother from worrying that her daughter, a freelance marketer, will never catch a husband--because she owns three cats. "[My parents] think it's a little weird," she says of her multiple cat ownership. In fact, Kistler's mother has been known to ask her cat-loving daughter: "What if you want to bring a guy home? What would he think?" While Kistler's last boyfriend wasn't too fond of her felines (he refused to pet them), the two men she dated...
  • Speciation and the Animals on the Ark

    04/15/2009 8:21:59 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 25 replies · 870+ views
    ICR ^ | April 2009 | Daniel Criswell, Ph.D.
    Speciation and the Animals on the Ark by Daniel Criswell, Ph.D.* Many people who use biological data to support an old-earth position believe that the appearance of millions of animal species does not support a young earth interpretation of creation. Nor do they think that a recent global Flood would support the existence of a great number of animals today if Noah only took two of each kind on the Ark. However, the science of how speciation occurs, and the definition of a species versus the biblical kind, does explain how many variations of the same kind of animal can...
  • WI- Kevin Barrett Accuses Congressman of an "Act of War" *** (BARF ALERT)

    07/10/2008 7:53:21 PM PDT · by mukraker · 15 replies · 203+ views
    Barrett For Congress ^ | July 7, 2008 | Kevin Barrett
    Wisconsin's version of Ward Churchill, ultra left wingnut Kevin Barrett, has accused Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI03) of promulgating "an act of war propaganda whose knowing transmission arguably constitutes a war crime." Barrett sent out the following press release via email: ------------------------------------------------------- Barrett to Kind: Retract "Wiped off the Map" Lie! For Immediate Release - June 27, 2008 Contact: Dr. Kevin Barrett; 608-583-2132, kbarrett@merr.com Rolf Lindgren; 608-279-5889, rolfusaugustusadolphus@yahoo.com Kevin Barrett, the peace candidate for Congress who is challenging pro-war Democratic incumbent Ron Kind in Wisconsin's District 3, has written to Kind demanding that he retract his false and libelous statement...
  • A different Paul Nelson advertisement is causing controversy. (GOPer Fights Back)

    10/10/2006 2:18:20 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 7 replies · 891+ views
    Channel 18 WQOW Television an ABC station ^ | October 9, 2006 | Staff of WQOW
    Commercial Controversy: Ad Stands Out A different Paul Nelson advertisement is causing controversy. A political analyst says he hasn't seen an ad like this one in 40 years. Paul Nelson released what he's calling a bold campaign ad against Congressman Ron Kind. Kind calls it sleazy and despicable. The two are running against each other it the Third Congressional District. Geoff Peterson, a political science professor at UW-Eau Claire, says the ad is a desperate attempt by the Nelson campaign to get attention and free air time. Parts of the ad say "Ron Kind pays for sex, but not for...
  • What kind of thinker are you?

    06/04/2004 10:30:24 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 326 replies · 3,846+ views
    BBC ^ | N/A | N/A
    Quiz here
  • Aircraft recovery platoon first of its kind

    01/24/2006 3:37:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 328+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 24, 2006 | Capt. Jeremy Sauer
    TALIFAR, Iraq (Army News Service, Jan. 24, 2006) – Officers of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade saw the need for a unit whose mission was dedicated to recovering aircraft that had been downed anywhere within the brigade’s area of operation. The problem was, no such specialized unit existed within the Army, so the 96th Aviation Support Battalion had to create one. “I wanted a platoon with DART (Downed Aircraft Recovery Team) and Aviation Support Operations within the company as its primary mission, not as additional duties,” said Maj. Joseph Croccito, Company B commander, 96th ASB, “so I pulled from within...
  • Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis.) Plays the Blame Game

    05/02/2005 8:35:34 AM PDT · by From The Deer Stand · 10 replies · 460+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press | May 1, 2005 | From the Deer Stand
    Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis) in an op-ed piece said President Bush's exploding federal deficit, the tax cut to rich Americans and repealing the inheritance tax heap crushing debt on today's children. Rep. Kind noted, "$26,250. As of last week, this is the share of the national debt belonging to each American; the total amount of debt out nation holds is $7.8 trillion. I refer to this debt figure as the birth tax, because this is also the amount of debt each American child inherits the moment he or she is born." Rep. Kind went on to note how we got...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Madonna Slammed for Politically-Heavy Tour

    05/28/2004 10:31:51 AM PDT · by RightWingAtheist · 103 replies · 665+ views
    IMDB ^ | 05/28/04 | IMDB/WENN news service
    Pop superstar Madonna's Re-Invention tour has been slammed by American critics - for overloading the show with "naive" political statements. The "American Life" singer, 45, kicked off the US leg of her tour in California on Monday but failed to impress critics with her attempts to "wipe the slate clean" by ditching her trademark raunchy routines. The Los Angeles Times sniped, "This promised to be Madonna's tour de force, a reappraisal that put her work in new and revealing contexts. But time and again she fell short of the challenge." Many critics were unimpressed by the images of the Iraq...
  • History not kind to Veeps from N.C.

    07/18/2004 8:57:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 520+ views
    News & Record ^ | 7/15/04 | Jim Schlosser
    History not kind to Veeps from N.C. 7-15-04 By Jim Schlosser Staff Writer News & Record If John Edwards becomes vice president, he won't find inspiration from another Tar Heel who won the same job. William Rufus de Vane King, a Sampson County native who was Franklin Pierce's running mate in the 1852 election, served only 44 days. And all but one was spent outside the United States. After the Pierce-King ticket won the 1852 election, King was absent from the Capitol steps Inauguration Day, March 4, 1853. He had contracted tuberculosis and was in Cuba to take advantage of...
  • WHAT KIND OF MAN WOULD DO THIS?

    12/15/2003 7:20:34 PM PST · by varina davis · 24 replies · 195+ views
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    What kind of man would do this? At Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, DC, a Sergeant Major of the Army, Jack Tilley, was with a group of people who recently were visiting the wounded soldiers. He saw a Special Forces soldier who had lost his right hand and suffered severe wounds of his face and side of his body. The S.M.A. wanted to honor him and show him respect without offend- ing, but what can you say or do in such a situa- tion that will encourage and uplift? How do you shake the right hand of a soldier...