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  • State Dept.: Moving Embassy to Jerusalem Could ‘Needlessly’ Put Diplomats, Troops ‘in Harm’s Way’

    01/05/2017 8:25:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 5, 2017 | 4:12 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem could endanger U.S. diplomats and Marine guards there and elsewhere in the region — “and needlessly so” — State Department spokesman John Kirby warned Wednesday. He said the Obama administration, like previous ones, believes relocating the embassy “is not a good idea.” “It’s not constructive to the overall peace process. It could actually put some of our people, some of our troops, those that work at the embassy, in harm’s way, and needlessly so.” “It could exacerbate tensions not just there but elsewhere in the region too,” Kirby added,...
  • Trump Condemns Ankara, Berlin ‘Terror Attacks’; State Dep’t Warns Against ‘Jumping to Conclusions’

    12/20/2016 10:10:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 20, 2016 | 4:26 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    A State Department spokesman on Monday chose his words carefully in condemning the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey and the killing of 12 people run down by a truck at a Christmas market in Germany. He said he “couldn’t rule out” that the shooting in Ankara may have been a terror attack, and referred to “the horrendous events” in Berlin. President-elect Donald Trump had no qualms preempting investigations and calling both incidents — along with a shooting near a mosque in Zürich — “terror attacks.” “Today there were terror attacks in Turkey, Switzerland and Germany — and it...
  • State Dept.: 'No Evidence' That 'Deliberately Edited' Videotape Was Meant to Conceal Information

    08/20/2016 4:34:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 19, 2016 | 7:00 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    The U.S. State Department on Thursday said there is “no evidence” that a “deliberately edited” videotape of its Dec. 2, 2013 State Department briefing was intended to “conceal information from the public,” even though someone requested the edit. Spokesman John Kirby said a months-long internal investigation was unable to identify the person who asked for the edit: “And while the technician recalls receiving a phone call requesting the edit, there is no evidence to indicate who might’ve placed that call or why.” Kirby also said even if the video was edited with the intent to conceal, “There was no policy...
  • The State Department Carnival Shell Game

    08/19/2016 10:25:25 PM PDT · by pboyington · 3 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 19, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Around and around they go at the State Department…where the truth is, nobody knows… This week the Obama Administration and the State Department had to admit that our payment of $400 million dollars in unmarked Swiss Francs strangely coincided with the release of four Americans held hostage by the Iranians. To put out a media firestorm with more smoke and embers than a Southern California wildfire, the State Department rolled out their affable, squirrely spokesman, recently retired Rear Admiral John Kirby. Kirby is the Mister Rogers of the Beltway, who is sorely lacking in one trait that Mister Rogers emanated;...
  • Fashion Police question

    06/08/2016 5:56:52 PM PDT · by pbear8 · 31 replies
    Political Correctness Gone Wild ^ | June 8 2016 | political correctness gone wild
  • Netanyahu Responds to Kerry’s Comments on Terror Attacks: It’s Not About Settlements

    10/16/2015 4:54:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/16/15 | Patrick Goodenough
    Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu took issue Thursday with comments by Secretary of State John Kerry appearing to link the wave of terrorist attacks in Israel to Israeli construction in the disputed territories, and noted that the killers themselves were citing an unrelated issue – the Temple Mount – as their motivation.Eight Israelis have been killed and 70 injured in two dozen knife and gun attacks over the past month.Netanyahu accuses Palestinian leaders of inciting the violence by accusing Israel of harming the Al-Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount, a sensitive site revered by both Muslims, who call it Haram...
  • 'Nonsense'; Yaalon Slams State Dept. 'Excessive Force' Claim

    10/15/2015 3:49:23 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/10/15 | Cynthia Blank
    Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon slammed the United States on Thursday after a State Department spokesperson accused Israel of using "excessive force" when subduing Arab terrorists. While addressing ongoing Arab terror in Israel on Wednesday, State Department spokesman John Kirby asserted that "without qualifying each and every one of them, we’ve certainly seen some reports of security activity that could indicate the potential use of excessive force." In an interview with Army Radio, Yaalon blasted Kirby's contention, calling it utter nonsense. "We are using excessive force?" the Defense Minister asked incredulously. "If someone is wielding a knife and killing people, [then...
  • Officials: Ex-Pentagon spokesman to move to State Department

    04/23/2015 10:05:45 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 9 replies
    Big Story - AP ^ | April 23, 2015 | Matthew Lee
    Former Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby will retire from the military and move to the State Department to be that agency's new public face, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Secretary of State John Kerry tapped Kirby to be the department's spokesman because of his deep experience and knowledge of international issues and the fact that he is widely seen as a non-political face, the officials said. Kirby will replace Jen Psaki, a former spokeswoman for President Barack Obama's presidential campaign, who left the State Department last month to become White House communications director...[SNIP]...The officials said acting State Department spokeswoman Marie...
  • Marie Harf passed over for promotion in favor of white male

    04/23/2015 5:09:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/23/15 | Thomas Lifson
    Poor Marie Harf! Shortly after attaining immortality by having her name become a verb, she suffered the ultimate indignity: her boss left, and a white male has been hired to fill the vacancy instead of promoting her. Jamie Crawford and Elise Labott of CNN report: Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon's chief spokesman, will shift over to the State Department, according to a senior administration official. In replacing Jen Psaki, who recently returned to the White House to serve as communications director, Kirby would be the first spokesman to have represented both the Defense and State departments. Kirby, who is...
  • For United States Navy rear admirals, a bad week

    02/20/2015 6:09:09 AM PST · by luke1825 · 54 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 2/20 | peter lucas
    It may not have been a shot heard around the world, but it certainly was a shot that reverberated throughout the United States Navy. No, it was not the scandal involving the censure of three U.S. Navy rear admirals for being on the take, which is bad enough. It was Navy war hero Sen. John McCain calling a fourth rear admiral "an idiot."
  • Pentagon Spokesman Resigns After New SecDef’s First Day on Job

    02/18/2015 3:50:46 PM PST · by Perdogg · 64 replies
    Navy Rear Admiral John Kirby, the press secretary of the Pentagon and they guy you always see explaining American military action on television, announced his sudden resignation today, one day after the new Secretary of Defense was sworn into office.
  • Vacuum salesman invited to teen with autism’s birthday party moves crowd to tears

    01/20/2015 9:06:27 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 32 replies
    FOX 17 News ^ | 1/20/15 | FOX 17 News
    CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Since Dylan Green was 2 years old, he has had a passion for vacuum cleaners. Dylan, who has autism, was never into “normal” toys, his mother Jodie told WTVR. The middle school student turned 14 over the weekend and celebrated his birthday with a party that included close friends, family and a vacuum salesman. In an effort to help make her son’s birthday special, Dylan’s mother sent an email to the Kirby Company, the Cleveland-based makers of the Kirby vacuum. “I am reaching out to you in hopes for an answer to an unusual request for...
  • Report: Troops, vets to get checked for chemical exposure in Iraq

    10/30/2014 9:32:14 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 26 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Oct 30, 2014
    The Pentagon will offer medical examinations and long-term health monitoring to servicemembers and veterans exposed to chemical warfare agents in Iraq as part of a review of how the military handled encounters with chemical munitions during the American occupation, The New York Times reported Wednesday. An Oct. 15 Times story found that while the United States had gone to war looking for an active weapons of mass destruction program, troops instead quietly found and suffered from the remnants of the long abandoned arsenal. Since that article, which detailed instances of exposure that the military kept secret in some cases for...
  • Wendy Davis attacks Greg Abbott on rape, but looks the other way for Planned Parenthood

    08/13/2014 7:34:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Live Action ^ | Cassy Fiano
    Wendy Davis has released a new campaign ad attacking Greg Abbott for how he sided in an old state Supreme Court case. A woman was raped by a contractor for the Kirby vacuum cleaner company, and she and her husband sued Kirby — the rapist was a sexual predator, and Kirby had not run a background check on the salesman. Abbott, who was a state Supreme Court justice at the time, was one of three dissenting opinions, and felt that Kirby was not responsible. In the ad, Davis insinuates that a company should be held responsible for the actions of...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] Visit Me by Night

    03/02/2014 6:53:43 PM PST · by mlizzy · 9 replies
    Vultus Christi ^ | 1-11-14 | Fr. Mark Kirby
    While praying before the Most Holy Sacrament at night:A great work of love is being done here, one that proceeds directly from My Eucharistic Heart to glorify My Father and to redeem the world, for the work of redemption is continued in the Sacrament of My Body and Blood until the end of time. . . .I am here [in the Most Blessed Sacrament] for you and for the whole world. Take your place here before Me, and abide before My Face, close to My Heart that is all love.It is no little thing for a poor human creature of...
  • The Secret of My Saints

    02/28/2014 3:16:35 PM PST · by mlizzy · 21 replies
    Vultus Christi ^ | 1-12-14 | Fr. Mark Kirby
    You could have come sooner. I was waiting for you. I am always waiting for you: I wait for all My priests in the Sacrament of My Love, but they make little of Me, and of the fact that I wait for them day and night.If only they knew what awaits them in My presence : the plenitude of mercy, and rivers of living water to cleanse them, to reinvigorate their priesthood, and to sanctify them.This was the secret of my saints, of the holy friends whom I have made known to you :Dom Marmion, the Curé of Ars,Saint Peter...
  • To love and adore always [Catholic Caucus]

    01/05/2014 12:32:30 PM PST · by mlizzy · 9 replies
    Vultus Christi ^ | 1-5-14 | Fr. Mark Kirby
    For Catherine Mectilde de Bar, the adoration of Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament is not an occasional devotion; it is, rather, the direction given to one’s whole life. Adoration is not perpetual because one never leaves one’s prie-dieu before the altar; it is perpetual when one makes the Most Holy Eucharist the treasure of one’s life. “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” (Matthew 6:21) In a remarkable conference for the feast of the Epiphany 1694, Mother Mectilde writes: Our vow of adoration binds us indispensably to live only from the life of Jesus...
  • Police: Hawarden, Iowa, man shoots at vacuum sales crew

    09/10/2013 8:29:34 AM PDT · by kevcol · 27 replies
    Sioux City Journal ^ | Sept 9, 2013 | Molly Montag
    HAWARDEN, Iowa | Police said a Hawarden, Iowa, man shot at three vacuum cleaner salesmen on Saturday. No one was hurt. Samuel Harrison, 50, was charged with felony going armed with intent and intimidation with a dangerous weapon, and misdemeanor assault and operating while intoxicated - second offense. Harrison shot at the Omaha-area sales crew in the 4800 block of Buchanan Avenue about 3:15 p.m. Saturday, police said. No one on the crew was hit. "For whatever reason, Mr. Harrison became upset about them in the area and he fired off several rounds out of his shotgun," said Sioux County...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] Let us test and examine our ways

    01/24/2011 7:39:05 AM PST · by mlizzy · 8 replies
    Vultus Christi ^ | 1-23-11 | Mark Kirby
    Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord! (Lamentations 3:40) Again: Time for An Intervention I originally wrote this post last September, saying that my heart was heavy because it had been brought to my attention that "accidents" during the distribution of Holy Communion under both species occur not infrequently in parishes, i.e., the Most Precious Blood is spilled during the administration of Holy Communion from the chalice. Recently I learned of other such "accidents." And so I decided to post this entry again. Even if such "accidents" occur no more than twice or three times...
  • Adoratio 2011: International Conference in Rome

    12/11/2010 9:22:42 AM PST · by mlizzy · 3 replies
    Vultus Christi ^ | 12-11-10 | Fr Mark Kirby
    The First International Conference on Eucharistic Adoration will be held in Rome (Italy) from June 20 to June 23, 2011, with the intention of promoting the desire of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church to see Perpetual Adoration spread to Parishes and Dioceses around the world. The faithful must seek to receive and to venerate the Most Holy Sacrament with piety and devotion, eager to welcome the Lord Jesus with faith (Pope Benedict XVI May 11, 2007) Holy Mass is in itself the Church's greatest act of adoration: "No one eats of this flesh", as St Augustine writes, "without...
  • State: Kirby's vacuum sales practices 'unethical' (Connecticut)

    11/09/2010 2:54:30 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 33 replies
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | November 9, 2010 | David Krechevsky
    The state may go to court to get the sellers of Kirby vacuums to clean up its act. Jerry Farrell, commissioner of the state Department of Consumer Protection, asked the state attorney general's office Monday to pursue legal action against The Kirby Co., which uses independent distributors to sell its vacuums door-to-door nationwide. The legal action also would target Kirby's parent company, The Scott Fetzer Co., as well as United Consumer Financial Services and seven state-based independent distributors, including two in the region. In a news release Monday, Farrell said his department is "seeking a legal remedy and resolution that...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] The Chain that Sets Free

    10/07/2010 3:45:07 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 2 replies
    Vultus Christi ^ | 10-07-10 | Fr Mark Kirby
    Father Francesco Bamonte's witness to the power of the Holy Rosary in his book, Possessioni diabolici ed esorcismo (Paoline, 2006) so impressed me that I decided to translate it for the readers of Vultus Christi. Father Bamonte is one of the teachers of the course on Exorcism and the Prayer of Deliverance given at the Pontifical Atheneum Regina Apostolorum in Rome. Concerning the Holy Rosary, once while the priest placed a rosary around the neck of the person who was being exorcised, all of a sudden the demon began crying out, "It is crushing me, it weighs on me, it...
  • Wounded in the house of them that loved Me

    10/02/2010 8:34:01 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 5 replies
    Vultus Christi ^ | 10-1-10 | Fr Mark Kirby
    And they shall say to him: What are these wounds in the midst of your hands? And he shall say: With these I was wounded in the house of them that loved me. (Zechariah 13:6) Today I received this message from a friend in the state of New York : "Four ciboria were sold/given to a local antiques dealer. All of them contained particles of the Most Blessed Sacrament, and one ciborium was from a church that closed in 1996. Imagine, Our Lord was in there for that long." A Cancer at the Heart of the Church How and why...
  • Quis resistet Sancti Michaelis gladio? [on St. Michael the Archangel]

    09/29/2010 9:14:27 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 3 replies
    Vultus Christi ^ | 9-29-10 | Fr Mark Kirby
    September 29, Saints Michael and All Angels Angels Everywhere One of the most striking things about Rome’s churches -- and about Italian churches in general -- is that they are full of representations of the angels. American churches in contrast, especially those built in the last fifty years, are strangely devoid of angelic imagery. In Italian churches there are angels everywhere: all sorts of angels. There are majestic angels of graceful athletic appearance, angels in splendid apparel playing musical instruments, and playful little angels with fat cheeks and chubby legs. In Italian churches, one is always conscious of praising...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] Persevering in Prayer

    09/03/2010 6:28:14 AM PDT · by mlizzy
    Vultus Christi ^ | 8-31-10 | Fr Mark Kirby
    From time to time, I present anew some of the prayers that I composed for the Spiritual Mothers of Priests and for all, men and women alike, who pray, suffer, and offer themselves for the sanctification of priests. Here are three of these prayers: Prayer for Vocations Lord Jesus Christ, Who callest to Thy service whomsoever Thou wilt, let the light of Thy Face and the tenderness of Thy Heart rest upon the young men of our own parishes and families. Grant that those whom Thou hast chosen from among us may hear Thy invitation and respond to Thy call...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] God: always more ready to hear than we to pray

    08/08/2010 10:19:30 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 2 replies
    Vultus Christi ^ | 8-8-10 | Fr Mark Kirby
    11th Sunday After PentecostToday's Introit, well served by its sturdy 5th mode melody, is a ringing affirmation of the presence of the living God in His holy place. The Church, and, in its own way, the monastery, which is a microcosm of the Church (an ecclesiola, a little Church) fulfills the words of the Prophet-King: God is in His holy place; God who maketh men of one mind to dwell in a house; He shall give power and strength to His people. V. Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered: and let them that hate Him flee from...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] The Despairing Priest

    07/10/2010 11:54:19 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 18 replies
    Vultus Christi ^ | 7-9-10 | Fr. Mark Kirby
    When A Priest Hates His PriesthoodA priest, recently accused of stealing funds from his parish and of using it to pay for certain vices, is quoted in the news as having said that he had come "to hate his priesthood." This statement was, to my mind, more disturbing and painful than anything else in the reports of the media. How does a priest arrive at a point in his life where he hates his priesthood? Into DespairThe priest who hates his priesthood, hates his very self, his truest self, his sacred identity. The priesthood is not a profession that one...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] Impossible to Man's Powers, But Not To God's

    05/26/2010 3:22:57 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 1 replies · 94+ views
    Vultus Christi ^ | 5-26-10 | Father Mark Kirby
    All PriestIn recalling the holiness of Saint Philip, it occurs to me that it was essentially this: he was all priest. He was always and everywhere a priest. His priesthood suffused his very being, making him incandescent with the fire of the Cross and of the altar. As we move toward the conclusion of the Year of the Priest, Saint Philip Neri makes his appearance to stimulate our generosity, and to show us what happens when a priest surrenders to the fire of Divine Love. Spiritual Combat: The Seven Capital SinsHave no illusions about priestly holiness. Like all men, priests...
  • Do Not Tire of Visiting Us [Catholic Caucus]

    05/13/2010 6:26:06 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 7 replies · 142+ views
    Vultus Christi ^ | 5-12-10 | Fr. Mark Kirby
    Tonight, at least, I have no words to express what I perceive to be the significance of this Act of Consecration in the context of The Year of the Priest. I have nothing but joy, and an immense gratitude to the Holy Father. Consecration of Priests to the Immaculate Heart of MaryImmaculate Mother, in this place of grace, called together by the love of your Son Jesus the Eternal High Priest, we, sons in the Son and his priests, consecrate ourselves to your maternal Heart, in order to carry out faithfully the Father's Will. We are mindful that, without Jesus,...
  • The Twins have a new star outfielder - Kirby the Kestrel

    05/12/2010 9:56:11 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 10 replies · 469+ views
    my Fox twin cities ^ | 5-11-10 | fox 9
    MINNEAPOLIS - The Twins have a feathered fan at Target Field. During a game last week fans spotted a bird catching a moth, and then eating on top of the right field foul pole. The bird is an American Kestrel -- a type of falcon. A contest was held this weekend to name the bird, and Kirby the kestrel was the winner, in honor of Kirby Puckett
  • Again and again; repetition is integral... [Catholic Caucus]

    05/05/2010 9:20:27 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 4 replies · 111+ views
    Vultus Christi ^ | 5-5-10 | Fr. Mark Kirby
    Fifth Wednesday of PaschaltideActs 15:1-6 Psalm 121: 1-2, 3-4ab, 4cd-5 John 15:1-8 RepetitionRepetition is integral to the liturgical pedagogy of the Church. Anthropologists tell us that ritual is all about doing the same things, in the same way, at the same time, over and over again. Culture flourishes where the same stories are repeated over and over again in the same way. From the point of view of the human sciences, repetition, not variety, is the ground of culture. From the Catholic point of view, it is outward repetition that makes inward change -- conversion -- possible. It is...
  • Letter to a Brother Priest [on Eucharistic adoration]

    03/25/2010 8:38:18 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 5 replies · 181+ views
    Vultus Christi ^ | 03-25-10 | Fr. Mark Kirby
    Dear Father X, You asked me the other day to write something that would encourage you to be faithful to your daily Eucharistic adoration. Here then are a few thoughts that came to me while at prayer. I share them with you simply, as one priest to another. When you come into Our Lord's presence to adore Him, and when you prefer Him to the countless other things that solicit your attention and make claims upon your time, Jesus is consoled and glorified. The proof of friendship is the choice of one's friend over all else. Our Lord wants you...
  • Prosecutor reviews man-with-gun case(WA)

    03/25/2010 4:57:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies · 772+ views ^ | 23 March, 2010 | John Branton
    A man who was ticketed for wearing an openly displayed pistol outside an Albertsons shopping center on Friday was packing a total of 35 bullets — including those loaded in the holstered .45-caliber gun and in two ammunition clips. But Kurk Robert Kirby, 26, made no menacing statements or gestures to anyone at 5000 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., police say. He simply stood around near stores for 10 to 15 minutes before someone called 911, according to a Vancouver Police Department report. On Monday, Kevin McClure, supervising prosecutor with the City Attorney’s Office, said he was reviewing the police reports...
  • Weren't the cheers only yesterday? (Puckett story)

    03/07/2006 7:09:55 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 22 replies · 827+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-7-06 | Joe Soucheray
    On Saturday night, Oct. 26, 1991, in the sixth game of the World Series, Kirby Puckett made one of the great catches in Series history. It got overshadowed, but not lost, by what followed later in the game, closer to midnight. This was the third inning. Ron Gant of the Atlanta Braves hit the ball, and by the sound of it, he hit it for keeps. Puckett started churning and churning and then leaped in the classic, outstretched pose of an old baseball card from the golden era of life itself. His body went into the air between the retired...
  • Latest (4/14) Weekly Duvall WA Support Our Troops Rally

    04/15/2003 7:44:01 PM PDT · by Eala · 5 replies · 183+ views
    Eala's camera ^ | 4/15/2003 | Eala
    A report on the latest of the weekly "Military Monday" afternoon rallies initiated by (local & ought to be national) 570 AM KVI radio talk show host Kirby Wilbur.
  • WA State Freepers Atyend Weekly Duvall, WA Pro-Troops Rally

    04/07/2003 10:15:10 PM PDT · by Eala · 9 replies · 224+ views
    self ^ | April 7, 2003 | self
    At least two Washington members of FreeRepublic ( joined other Pacific Northwesterners in the latest of ongoing rallies to Support Our Troops. The third or fourth such held in the central traffic point of the bucolic town of Duvall, Washington (east of Woodinville, in turn east of Seattle), turnout was reduced from the 200+ who showed up in previous weeks by the return of the drizzle for which Seattle is so justly famous. But the weather didn't dampen spirits any, as the photos here will show.
  • Twins' Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett Found Not Guilty

    04/03/2003 2:23:49 PM PST · by GreatOne · 30 replies · 473+ views
    Minneapolis Red Star ^ | April 3, 2003 | Jay Weiner
    <p>Twins Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett was found not guilty of all charges against him today in Hennepin County District Court.</p> <p>Jurors in the trial of former Twins star Kirby Puckett announced about 3 p.m. that they had reached a verdict, and the verdict was read about 4 p.m.</p>