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  • Woman Catches Police Officer Doing Something on Side of Busy Roadway...[title too long]

    12/19/2014 10:15:45 AM PST · by SZonian · 27 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 12/17/2014 | Nicole Higman
    Debbie Davis was driving along a busy roadway in Kansas City when she saw something that made her slow down.
  • Atheist Group Erects 11 Billboards Across Chicago; Argues That Kindness 'Comes From Altruism'

    12/18/2014 7:35:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/18/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The Freedom From Religion Foundation, one of the largest secular groups in America, announced it is erecting 11 different billboards across Chicago this week with various messages. Some of the ads ask people to "think for (themselves)," while others argue that kindness "comes from altruism" and not from "seeking divine reward." "Research shows that atheists and other nonbelievers remain at the bottom of the totem pole when it comes to social acceptance. One reason for that is that even though at least 20% of the population today is nonreligious in the United States, many Americans have never knowingly met an...
  • After Viral Video, Police Officer Delivers 2 Trucks of Groceries to Grandma He Caught Stealing Eggs

    12/14/2014 9:01:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Christian Post ^ | December 13, 2014|11:53 am | Leonardo Blair
    A Tarrant, Alabama Police officer who became an Internet sensation after he decided not to arrest a grandmother he caught shoplifting eggs but to buy her some eggs instead, went a step further this week when he delivered two truckloads of food to her home to help her children. "The last time I saw my house this full, I was 12-years-old and staying with my grandmother," 47-year-old mother and grandmother Helen Johnson told al.com Wednesday after the food was delivered to her home. "I've been crying all day." Last Saturday, Officer William Stacy of the Tarrant Police Department was called...
  • Science Says Lasting Relationships Come Down To 2 Basic Traits

    11/10/2014 8:44:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/10/2014 | EMILY ESFAHANI SMITH, THE ATLANTIC
    Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it -- KINDNESS and GENEROSITY. Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry them forward to their final days on this earth. Except, of course, it doesn’t work out that way for most people. The majority of marriages fail, either ending in divorce and separation or devolving into bitterness and dysfunction. Of all the people who get married, only three in ten remain...
  • Woman recalls efforts to save Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at War Memorial [you are loved, you are brave...]

    10/24/2014 12:06:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    CBC Radio ^ | October 23, 2014 | Carol Off speaks with Barbara Winters
    People across the country are mourning the death of Corporal Nathan Cirillo today. Since his shooting death at the war memorial in Ottawa, there has been an outpouring of sympathy for his family and his comrades in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders reserve force. Barbara Winters shares that feeling. She is now a lawyer but she spent 17 years in the Naval Reserve. And she was one of those who came to the aid of Nathan Cirillo yesterday in the moments after he was attacked. In an emotional interview with As It Happens host Carol Off, she recalls her efforts...
  • Customer gives San Luis Obispo server $1,000 tip

    07/22/2014 5:26:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    ksby.com ^ | 7/17/14 | Charlie Misra
    It's customary to give a waiter a nice tip for good service. But one San Luis Obispo server was given the surprise of his life when a party he was serving gave him a $1,000 tip on an $800 check. He says it was a group of regulars who gave him the huge tip. He had just one table Saturday night, a party of 10. But that was more than enough.
  • Boy with Down syndrome gets an amazing letter: Watch the joy

    04/18/2014 8:18:06 PM PDT · by Armen Hareyan · 5 replies
    EmaxHealth ^ | 2014-04-17 | Kathleen Blanchard
    Happiness is infectious. That's why we want to share the pure joy of Noah, a boy with Down syndrome as he opens a letter of acceptance to college. Noah Van Vooren of Little Chute, Wisconsin now has a chance to attend Edgewood College and it seems he could not be happier. What is most incredible is that when Noah was born he was not expected to walk according to his doctors. Noah reads his own letter, despite an offer from his dad to read the letter. Watch the video and share the joy. Stay happy and those around you will...
  • [CATH/ORTH CAUCUS] From Mediocrity to Magnificence: A Meditation on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit

    09/16/2010 2:48:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 9/15/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    What do you expect from your relationship to Jesus Christ? I have come to discover that many do not expect all that much. In effect they hope that faith can kind of help them “muddle through” life and offer them a few consolations that, perhaps things will be better some day, and in heaven. Others see the moral life described in the scriptures more as a duty than a description of the person being transformed by Jesus Christ. And because they see it as a list of duties,  rather than the result of grace, they tend to resent it, consider...
  • Be Clothed in the Beauty of Holiness! A Meditation on the Virtues in Colossians 3

    12/30/2013 2:52:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12/30/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In yesterdayÂ’s blog post, (which was actually a written version of my Sunday sermon), I mentioned that it might make sense for us to look more deeply at some of the virtues In the Letter to the Colossians which ought to be cultivated by a Christian, especially in the family setting.The third chapter of The Letter to the Colossians, while speaking in a general way about vices to be avoided and virtues to be cultivated, has a particular family focus since it builds to its conclusion about wives being submitted, husbands loving their wives, and children obeying their parents. Because...
  • Malpractice?? A meditation on confusing kindness with charity

    09/27/2013 3:00:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | September 26, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    There is an unfortunate tendency in our times to confuse or equate kindness with charity. There is the tendency to prioritize never offending or upsetting others, over proclaiming the truth. And while it is true that kindness and not intentionally hurting other’s feelings or causing offense is a good thing, it is not so good that the truth should be suppressed in order to accomplish it.But, it is sadly common today. Consider a priest, who, in order not to give offense or cause others to be upset, does not preach important aspects of the Gospel or the moral law. Consider...
  • 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,...
  • This Story of a 19-Year-Old Dairy Queen Employee Standing Up For a Blind Man

    09/18/2013 4:25:39 PM PDT · by Doogle · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 0918/13 | Oliver Darcy
    A Minnesota Dairy Queen has been swarmed with dozens of phone calls, hundreds of comments and an influx of business after a story about their 19-year-old manager’s courageous defense of a blind man went viral on Reddit. Joey Prusak, who has been working at the popular fast-food restaurant for nearly five years, told TheBlaze Wednesday he was “shocked” and “sickened” by what he saw happen to a blind man at the hands of an elderly lady. Prusak said that last Tuesday, one of his frequent guests, a man who is blind, walked into the local Dairy Queen. When the blind...
  • Kind stranger pays check for couple having dinner with their special needs son ...

    09/04/2013 11:00:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 3, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Kind stranger pays check for couple having dinner with their special needs son after giving them a note saying: 'God only gives special children to special people' A mother was reduced to tears by a beautiful gesture from a generous stranger towards her family and special needs son on Friday night. Ashley England, of North Carolina, was eating out with her family in China Grove when her eight-year-old son Riley, who is non-verbal and suffers from epilepsy, got frustrated and noisy.The mom worried that he would upset other diners in the restaurant. Instead, a kind-hearted mystery man paid for their...
  • Helen Mirren dresses like Queen Elizabeth, grants sick child's wish to meet [royalty]

    05/22/2013 9:22:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/22/13
    <p>Helen Mirren has granted a boy’s dying wish to meet the Queen — by dressing as Her Majesty and inviting him round for tea.</p> <p>Oliver Burton, ten, may have just weeks to live after being hit by cancer for a third time.</p>
  • Boston-area residents offer up their homes after marathon blasts

    04/16/2013 5:10:58 AM PDT · by TSA-Watch · 2 replies
    Storify ^ | 04/16/2013 | WickedLocalBrookline
    Human decency and kindness are alive and well in Brookline...
  • Heroic Boys, 9 and 10, keep calm instructing mother how to perform CPR on infant son saving his life

    03/16/2013 9:32:24 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3-16-13 | Nina Golgowski
    A Georgia mother says it was a pair of 9 and 10-year-old neighborhood boys who ran to her rescue and instructed her how to perform CPR on her two-month-old son after hearing her desperate cries for help. When Susanna Rohm’s son Isaiah abruptly stopped breathing on Monday afternoon she was sitting home alone and in her panic lost her cell phone, and as she immediately felt, any chance of calling 911. 'I was sitting in the living room with the baby and I noticed that he was off that day. He seemed kind of non-responsive to my smile. Something didn't...
  • Organic shoppers 'less likely to show kindness'

    02/17/2013 7:13:32 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | February 17, 2013
    Organic products make people feel more secure about their own morality, which weakens the desire to act altruistically, the US findings suggest. The effect also makes people judge immoral behavior more harshly, psychologists report in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. But comfort foods such as chocolate can lead to us being more social and making "kinder moral judgments".
  • White House, nonprofit groups battle over charitable deductions [Obama Hates Churches & Charity]

    12/13/2012 1:55:22 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/13/12 | Jerry Markon and Peter Wallsten
    The White House and the nation’s most prominent charities are embroiled in a tense, behind-the-scenes debate over President Obama’s push to scale back the nearly century-old tax deduction on donations that the charities say is crucial for their financial health. In a series of recent meetings and calls, top White House aides have pressed nonprofit groups to line up behind the president’s plan for reducing the federal deficit and averting the year-end “fiscal cliff,” according to people familiar with the talks. In part, the White House is seeking to win the support of nonprofit groups for Obama’s central demand that...
  • A moment of kindness (vanity)

    11/21/2012 3:52:07 PM PST · by Marie · 24 replies
    Vanity ^ | 21NOV12 | Self
    Right now, I'm in a lot of pain. I'm hurting. Everyone I love is hurting. Things just keep going from bad to worse. Today I received a call, a woman soliciting donations for a charity. I blew up. I told her that I'd just spent my entire morning canceling all of my monthly charitable donations. I'd given all I could give and I had nothing left. I'm bled dry. I almost hung up on her. She asked me what was wrong. I sighed and couldn't speak and she told me it was alright. I started to choke up and I...
  • In a Personal Kindness Competition, Romney Wins over Obama by a Landslide

    09/01/2012 11:05:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/31/2012 | Karin McQuillan
    The highlights of the last day of the convention, for me, were the ordinary people who spoke of the impact of Mitt Romney in their lives. I wish these speeches had been prime-time, and that every wavering voter could see them. This is what kindness looks like. This is the supposedly uncaring, greedy, rich bastard in action. Grant Bennett, a fellow volunteer pastor at the Romney's Massachusetts church, explained that while building his business and earning his millions and raising five boys, Romney volunteered two evenings a week and every weekend -- ten, fifteen, twenty hours a week -- in...
  • Hiker climbs 13,000ft to rescue Missy the German Shepherd after owner left it to die

    08/17/2012 11:47:30 AM PDT · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 87 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 8-16-2012 | Emily Anne Epstein
    Two Denver hikers are locked in a bitter battle over the fate of a German Shepard named Missy, who was abandoned by one and then rescued by another at 13,000 feet. Scott Washburn found the dog bloodied and near-death atop Colorado's Mt Bierstadt and then organized a search and rescue party to save her. He wants to keep the dog, alleging that Anthony Ortolani lacks the ability or compassion to care for the creature, which went without food and water for eight days. But Mr Ortolani says he didn't abandon the animal, an oncoming storm forced him to choose between...
  • Hitchhiker Writing 'Kindness' Book Shot in Montana

    06/11/2012 9:58:20 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 11, 2012 | MATTHEW BROWN
    A man hitchhiking across the country and writing a memoir called "The Kindness of America" was injured in a random drive-by shooting along a rural highway near northeastern Montana's booming Bakken oil patch, authorities said Monday. Ray Dolin, 39, of West Virginia, was shot in the arm as he approached a pickup Saturday evening thinking the driver was offering him a ride, said Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier.
  • Tips on Practicing (Not So) Random Acts of Kindness

    05/15/2012 6:46:30 AM PDT · by hawkins · 11 replies
    Church of Christ Articles ^ | 5/15/2012 | April Main
    Is there anyone who hasn’t heard the phrase “Random Acts of Kindness”? The phenomenon became popular in American culture in the 90’s and has since spread globally, inspiring movements, school projects, even a movie. Buying the coffee for the car behind you at the Starbuck’s drive-through, giving someone your parking space at the mall, or leaving an encouraging note at a restaurant are small gestures that can mean a lot to the recipient and foster a sense of community among our fellow passengers to the grave.But the concept of doing kind works is not new. It’s as old as, well,...
  • Veteran died alone: Did you know him?

    05/09/2011 12:01:49 AM PDT · by JWR_Editor · 20 replies
    JewishWorldReview.com ^ | May 9, 2011 | Mitch Albom
    A vet's body lies alone in a cooled room in the Gates of Heaven Funeral Home in Detroit, thanks to the grace of its 66-year-old owner, Joseph Norris, who said, "My heart told me I had to do this."
  • A Dog Named Hope Gets New Life

    03/30/2010 3:54:42 AM PDT · by ICAB9USA · 7 replies · 726+ views
    Bristol Herald Courier ^ | 329/10 | Claire Galofaro
    Last Thursday, Kingsport Animal Control found Hope, a 12-year-old hound, chained up and left for dead behind a home on Dunbar Street. The metal around her neck had sliced open her flesh 2 inches deep and, without muscle or meat, her bones were starting to rub through her skin. Donna Davidson, supervisor at the Kingsport Animal Shelter, said around 300 people have called to check on Hope since she arrived. They’ve donated more than $2,500 to her recovery and upkeep. One man, who requested anonymity, dropped off a check for $1,000. Half, he said, was for her medical treatment. The...
  • MY ‘NICE GUY’ CHRISTMAS

    12/15/2009 3:55:02 PM PST · by freedomyes · 4 replies · 523+ views
    Zenithmax ^ | Dec 15 09 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Somewhere in my peripheral vision there was a young girl pushing a load of shopping carts toward the grocery store. There must have been twenty to thirty of those huge metal carriers locked into one another.
  • Changing Lives, One Drive Thru At A Time Be A Drive Thru Difference

    07/26/2009 5:38:56 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 4 replies · 129+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 07/26/2009 | Samuel Connelly
    I remember one Saturday afternoon, as I was bending out the window handing a man his venti, quad-shot, half sugar-free-vanilla half sugar-free-hazelnut, six splenda, extra hot, non-fat, no foam latte-with a sprinkle of cinnamon- served in a double cup plus hot sleeve, he said, "I want to buy the drink of whoever is behind me. Is that do-able?" I looked at the car behind and and for some reason the first thing that came out of my mouth was, "Why?" "I want to show them the love of Jesus in a practical way." he said. "Is it do-able?" "Yeah, sure."...
  • Adopted Vick pit bull a happy survivor

    05/10/2009 9:40:14 AM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 9 replies · 706+ views
    RICHMOND | Like many dogs introduced to new environments, Gracie was a bit hesitant when she arrived at Sharon Cornett's home in Chesterfield County. From the sights, sounds and smells in the kitchen to the layouts of the various rooms, Gracie needed some time to find a comfort zone. "She was a little bit shy," Miss Cornett said. "But she quickly discovered that sitting on the sofa was her most favorite activity." These days, Gracie clearly is comfortable with her home. She seems to relish her role as the official laid-back greeter when strangers visit, and if they spend some...
  • Check-out Lines......

    12/23/2008 2:25:47 PM PST · by FRGOPPER · 26 replies · 1,328+ views
    unknown | unkown
    I recently recieved this email from a friend, and thought I would just pass it on. 'Some people!' snorted a man standing behind me in the long line at the grocery store. 'You would think the manager would pay attention and open another line, 'said a woman. I looked to the front of the line to see what the hold up was and saw a well dressed, young woman, trying to get the machine to accept her credit card. No matter how many times she swiped it, the machine kept rejecting it. 'It's one of them welfare card things. Damn...
  • Devotional: Kindness

    10/26/2008 11:10:20 AM PDT · by tenger · 107+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | October 26, 2008 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    But the fruit of the Spirit is kindness. Galatians 5:22-23 The world talks about practicing "random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty." I like that attitude. We can do this all day, every day. It wouldn’t be difficult. Of course, some are better at being kind than others. So what does "kind" look like: sending a handwritten note to a friend across the country letting that guy butt in front of you even after you’ve waited 20 minutes saying please and thank you often admitting when you’ve been in error helping a neighbor move in complimenting someone on...
  • The Virtue of Kindness [Devotional]

    05/29/2008 12:40:12 PM PDT · by TheDon · 4 replies · 250+ views
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ^ | April 2005 | Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin
    Many years ago, when I was called as a bishop, I had a desire for the bishopric to visit those who were less active in the Church and see if there was anything we could do to bring the blessings of the gospel into their lives. One day we visited a man in his 50s who was a respected mechanic. He told me the last time he had been to church was when he was a young boy. Something had happened that day. He had been acting up in class and was being noisier than he should when his...
  • Florida woman honors forgotten mothers in nursing homes with roses

    04/28/2008 1:14:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies · 861+ views
    CNS ^ | April 28, 2008 | Anne DiBernardo
    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (CNS) -- Maria Meneses has a vision, but in order to see it through, she needs help. The vision: to deliver a rose to all female patients in nursing homes on Mother's Day. Her inspiration came from a desire to pay tribute to her late mother, Eneyda Meneses, who cared for a sick aunt in a nursing home for many years. "I don't have a mom. How else can I celebrate?" said Meneses, a parishioner of St. Patrick's on Miami Beach who made an Emmaus retreat eight years ago. One of the central themes of Emmaus is...
  • Cruelty To Animals Leads To Cruelty; Kindness To Animals Doesn't Lead To Kindness

    07/23/2007 11:10:30 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 47 replies · 1,025+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 07/24/2007 | Dennis Prager
    With the recent charges that a major National Football League player had allowed cruel dog fights on his home property, the issue of cruelty to animals has been brought to national attention. Nearly everyone acknowledges the obvious -- that a person who is cruel to animals, who enjoys sees seeing an animal suffer, is likely to inflict suffering on human beings. Cruelty to animals is one of the very few predictors among children of later criminal behavior. So, aside from altruistic concern for animals, we human beings also have a selfish concern about people who enjoy making animals suffer. People...
  • Kindness Overcame Suspicion ... I Think (An Act of Charity-- Scammed?)

    04/10/2007 12:47:27 PM PDT · by Mark · 40 replies · 2,096+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 4/7/2007 | MICHAEL TETREAULT, Guest Columnist
    I ... am not a pushover. I was raised in Downeast Maine at a time when suspicion and an exaggerated sense of privacy mingled to produce a people who are skeptics. I am not an easy mark, a patsy ... I think. He came up behind me as I was standing in the doorway of my car outside Starbucks, putting the two cups of coffee into the cup holders. My back was to him when I heard his first words: "Don't be alarmed." That, by itself, was alarming. He was a small man, thin, middle-age, wearing blue jeans too big...
  • Boy Wins Back Play Station 3 He Won In Cancer Raffle

    12/19/2006 12:37:31 PM PST · by Froufrou · 48 replies · 1,473+ views
    cbs4boston.com ^ | 12/18/06 | Unknown
    A New Hampshire boy won the PlayStation 3 he donated to a school raffle. But Nathan Burditt won't be playing with this game. He plans to put it on eBay to raise even more money for two classmates who are battling cancer. Stephanie Hudon, 15, is undergoing treatment for bone cancer. Her brother Kevin, was recently diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. Teachers and students at Memorial High School in Manchester organized a raffle in early December to help the Hudon family. Burditt donated the PS3 he bought after waiting in line 34 hours. The raffle was held Monday and Burditt won...
  • Donated House Sold by Katrina Evacuees

    11/20/2006 6:05:07 PM PST · by FreedomCalls · 61 replies · 3,207+ views
    MyFox Fox13, Memphis ^ | Friday, 17 Nov 2006 | WHBQ
    In February, the Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ gave a New Orleans family, who was displaced by Hurricane Katrina, the keys to a house in Hickory Hill that church members said the wife selected. They got a $75,000 house for free. But we discovered that the family sold it without ever moving in.
  • Defeating Depression Part I [Charismatic Devotional Thread]

    08/22/2006 7:56:23 PM PDT · by JockoManning · 255 replies · 3,052+ views
    Kad-Esh Shabbat Letter 16th of June MAP Ministries ^ | 16 June 2006 | Rabbi Baruch, Bishop Dominiquae Bierman
    16th of June DEFEATING DEPRESSION PART 1 “Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad” Proverbs 12:25 Depression- from Webster’s New Unabridged Dictionary Low spirits, gloominess, dejection, sadness, a decrease in force, or activity, or amount, a decrease in functional activity. An emotional condition either normal or pathological characterized by discouragement, a feeling of inadequacy, the act of humbling abasement as a depression of pride. Abasement, reduction, sinking, fall, humiliation, dejection, melancholy. Major Depression Facts Major depression is the No.1 psychological disorder in the western world.(1) It is growing in all age groups,...
  • Wildlife Underpass Sees Unexpectedly Heavy Traffic

    07/06/2006 2:35:14 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 55 replies · 1,541+ views
    KESQ 3 ^ | 7/5/06
    LA HABRA HEIGHTS, Calif. How did the bobcat cross the road? In Puente Hills, it's the same way the coyotes, deer and other animals crossed: through the wildlife underpass beneath Harbor Boulevard. The one-point-two million dollar underpass was unveiled on June First to give the animals an alternative to dashing across the boulevard. Researchers say they're surprised that the 20-foot-wide, 160-foot-long tunnel is already well traveled by animals traveling between the Whittier Narrows nature area and the Cleveland National Forest. Even notoriously skittish deer started using the tunnel just a couple weeks after it was built, without incentives like scents,...
  • PROPOSALS INVITED FOR MORE CIVIL DISCOURSE RE RELIGIOUS FIGURES AT ODDS WITH VARIOUS SENSIBILITIES

    05/18/2006 7:43:02 PM PDT · by Quix · 98 replies · 718+ views
    Quix | 18 MAY 2006 | Quix
    PROPOSALS INVITED TOWARD A MORE CIVIL DISCOURSE RE RELIGIOUS FIGURES AT ODDS WITH VARIOUS SENSIBILITIES The current thread regarding Pat Robertson is but the latest in a long tradition of certain flavors of evangelical Christian and particularly Pentecostal/Charismatic religious figures being thoroughly shredded by what--90% or more of the posts--usually in the harshest, most hostile, even demonizing wording possible. It seems that when folks are perceived to be in such Pentecostal/charismatic categories, all bets are off, no holds barred--the most viscious attacks are the minimal Standard Operating Procedure. Instead of exhorting one another in Christian Love, the worst attitudes normally...
  • Zambia's New Farmers Are Being Killed By Kindness (Zimbabwe Refugees)

    03/21/2006 6:37:05 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 739+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-22-2006 | David Blair
    Zambia's new farmers are being killed by kindness By David Blair in Choma (Filed: 22/03/2006) James Chance slept in a tent for four months when he arrived to farm the bush country of Zambia. Having lost his farm in Zimbabwe, Mr Chance leased 4,400 acres in its northern neighbour and was "exhilarated" to have a second opportunity to till Africa's soil. Bruce Danckwerts [L] and one of his workers inspect tobacco that will fetch much less on foreign markets Yet his hopes and those of 200 other white farmers, all fugitives from Zimbabwe, have been shattered almost overnight. Most of...
  • One Shine at a Time, Shoeshiner Raises $100,000 From Tips for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

    02/28/2006 8:39:22 PM PST · by beyond the sea · 26 replies · 444+ views
    Yahoo.com ^ | 2/28/06 | unknown
    PITTSBURGH, Feb. 28 -- Shoeshiner Albert Lexie has achieved a remarkable milestone, raising more than $100,000 for the Free Care Fund at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh by donating tips from his business over the last two dozen years. Children's held a ceremony Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006, to recognize Lexie's commitment to the patients of Children's. Physicians, nurses and other staff from the hospital, as well as friends from throughout western Pennsylvania, were on hand for the celebration. Following comments by Roger A. Oxendale, president and CEO of Children's, and Steven G. Docimo, MD, chief of Pediatric Urology -- both regular...
  • South Africa: 'Take your dead child with' (Hospital staff insists family take body when they leave)

    12/15/2005 1:36:28 PM PST · by Stoat · 16 replies · 905+ views
    News 24 (South Africa) ^ | December 15, 2005 | Marietie Louw
    'Take your dead child with' 15/12/2005 22:30  - (SA)     Related Articles Patient neglect to be punished Child with broken arm 'ignored' 'No ambulances are available' Woman gives birth on floor Mom's horror hospital ordeal 'Staff eat patients' food' Poor conditions at Bara 'Neglect and abuse' at hospital Nurse slams Gauteng hospitals   Marietie Louw , Beeld  Polokwane - "Take your child's body with you when you go home." This was the shocking instruction a couple got when their baby boy died shortly after birth in the Mankweng hospital, about 30km from Polokwane. Andries Krugel said the hospital staff refused to...
  • Canada: Bystanders ignore plight of burning homeless man

    12/14/2005 7:54:20 PM PST · by Stoat · 158 replies · 3,426+ views
    The Times Colonist ^ | December 14, 2005 | Maurice Bridge
    Bystanders ignore plight of burning homeless man     Christine Wellstead, an emergency room nurse at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, stands near an alcove outside a Starbucks where she doused a homeless man whose comforter caught fire while he was sleeping. Photograph by : Ian Smith, CanWest News Service         Maurice Bridge, CanWest News Service Published: Wednesday, December 14, 2005 VANCOUVER -- St. Paul's emergency nurse Christine Wellstead has seen some pretty rough things on the job, but nothing has shaken her as much as the callous indifference she witnessed Monday night as bystanders ignored...
  • The Arab Muslim 'Palestinian' (militant) "payback" for Israel's Kindness

    10/22/2005 6:30:23 PM PDT · by Actuality · 2 replies · 501+ views
    This describes it typically, the "payback" of a 'Palestinian' patient, From Patient to Suicide Bomber When she's also using that sick excuse of the notorious Arab boy, which -- as turned out -- was only a "Palestinian" stunt & was in fact murdered by Arabs! - The Israeli Crime That Wasn’t) Video - Palestinian patient tried to blow up in the Israeli hospital where she was treated. "Palestinian" woman that wanted to blow up the very hospital was treated in. SUICIDE BOMBER WANNABE: Wafa al-Biri, a 21-year-old Palestinian woman, attempted to kill the doctor who had saved her life. But...
  • ~The Dragon Flies' Lair~Thread XIX~

    03/24/2005 8:35:29 PM PST · by Soaring Feather · 1,092 replies · 7,650+ views
    March 24, 2005 | ~bentfeather ~ Poets of The Lair~
    My Dragon Fly and Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in...
  • Woman's £1m for docs (Posthumous gift for medical school to teach COURTESY and COMPASSION)

    02/24/2005 12:09:15 PM PST · by Stoat · 8 replies · 625+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | February 24, 2005 | DAVE MASTERS
    BREAKING NEWS Woman's £1m for docs By DAVE MASTERS Sun Online A WOMAN who was treated by a rude hospital doctor died - leaving more than £1million to a medical college to help improve students' bedside manners. New Yorker Ruth Hillebrand - who passed away ten years ago - wanted the cash to go to the school in Ohio, in the US.She felt practitioners needed to learn how to deal with patients better after being told she had cancer by her doctor over the phone who then hung up.The donation from her trust - revealed last week - was the biggest in the history...
  • New Jersey students may face stereotype

    02/15/2005 7:12:13 AM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 27 replies · 938+ views
    The Daily Athenaeum ^ | 2-15-2005 | Christian Alexandersen
    West Virginia University's Random Acts of Kindness Week urges students to be friendly to people of all different races, religions and backgrounds - including people from other states. Many New Jersey residents attend WVU, which may result in certain stereotypes. "West Virginia students sometimes claim that students from New Jersey are rude and patronizing," said Dr. Neil Berch, WVU political science professor and former New Jersey resident. For some, this may be the case. "I do find the majority of people from Jersey are louder and rude," said Jenny Baker, Bunker Hill, W.Va., resident. Not all students feel negatively toward...
  • Acts of kindness in Iraq will work like they did in Korea -- great story of a new FReeper

    02/08/2005 9:05:58 AM PST · by doug from upland · 46 replies · 959+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | 2-8-04 | dfu
    When I saw this post on another thread, I was overwhelmed. We have a FReeper from South Korea who is alive today because of the kindness of our military during the Korean War. THE ORIGINAL POST. Strutt9 joined us on Nov. 4, 2004. Here is the story. She was responding to a Vietnam vet FReeper who, like his comrades who honorably served, was trashed by the political left for his service. Have Kleenex handy. ================================================ From the bottom of my heart, I THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SERVICE. If it was not for the American soldiers compassion and kindness,...
  • Complete and utter vanity:A nice picture of Edinburgh Scotland

    01/07/2005 5:10:46 PM PST · by Brainhose · 8 replies · 463+ views
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  • Army Nurse wants help getting exercise clothes to keep wounded warm, comfortable during transport

    12/14/2004 10:46:33 AM PST · by WTNY · 9 replies · 708+ views
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | 12/13/2004 | Tom Gillispie
    Rob Biron has seen some sad sights on the floor of the trauma ward at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. He has also seen acts of bravery and kindness.