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I was rather surprised that I could read the entire Wall Street Journal article without it stopping me, it gave me a slight hiccup but then I was able to continue to finish it. The Wall Street Journal generally has good well written articles in it and this one seems to be no exception to that.đź‘Ť
If you do have trouble if it's you can get the news from the horse's mouth, the Catholic news which is given below this comment.
Hannah Brockhaus wrote: French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin will remain the Archbishop of Lyon, the Vatican announced Tuesday. According to a statement released by the Holy See Press Office, Pope Francis has not accepted the cardinal's resignation, though Barbarin has stepped back from the day-to-day leadership of the diocese.
Barbarin was convicted by a French tribunal on March 7 on charges of failing to report allegations of sexual abuse committed by a priest of his diocese. He was given a six-month suspended prison sentence and plans to appeal the verdict....
from "Cardinal Barbarin remains archbishop, takes leave-of-absence"đź‘Ž
See: https://tinyurl.com/jyztfs7 (Abuse by Priests) with https://tinyurl.com/3baobh (Abuse Tracker)
Got Questions wrote: .... Jesus Christ created and holds the world together, not the Tao or an invisible force called chi: â€śFor by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authoritiesâ€”all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold togetherâ€ť (Colossians 1:16-17). Doing Tai Chi, even for physical purposes, is paying homage to a spiritual belief system at odds with Godâ€™s Word.
from "What is the Christian view of Tai Chi (TaiChi)?"
Some of these activities at the church is want to taken as commercial partners are anti-christian
Two Republican presidents' viewpoints on immigration
BBC wrote: Former US President George W Bush has extolled the impact of immigrants on the country, in a speech to new American citizens.
He spoke at a naturalisation ceremony hosted at the George W Bush Institute in Dallas, Texas, on Monday....
excerpt from, "George W Bush: 'Immigration a blessing' "
Mark Shields wrote: .... There was just one moment yesterday on Capitol Hill, when the most powerful Democrat in the country quoted the most popular Republican president of the last century.
And I would just like to read it. And it just said, thanks to the â€” quoting this president: "Thanks to each wave of new arrivals to this land of opportunity, we're a nation forever young, forever bursting with energy and new ideas, always leading the world to the next frontier. If we ever close the door to new Americans, our leadership in the world will soon be lost" â€” Ronald Reagan's last speech to the American people....
excerpt from, "Shields and Brooks on New Zealand massacre, 2020 Democratsâ€™ ideology"
Caroline Kelly and Marshall Cohen wrote: President Donald Trump again attacked late Sen. John McCain Saturday -- prompting the Arizona Republican's daughter Meghan McCain to respond that "no one will ever love" Trump the way they loved her father....
Michelle Oberman wrote: ...banning abortion will not make it go away and that without doctors to charge, law enforcement will wind up targeting the poorest, most marginalized women â€” our battle over legalized abortion seems misguided. The rise of abortion drugs simply throws into sharper relief what we have always known: Abortions rates are driven not by legality but by economics. Half of the abortions in the United States take place among women below the federal poverty line.
People of good faith on both sides of the abortion war know that the best way to lower abortion rates is to deal with what causes women to want to abort in the first place. Rather than ending abortion, criminalizing abortion will merely create new ways in which the state can intensify the misery of the poorest among us.
--"What Happens When Abortion Is Banned?"
Antiabortionism without universal healthcare is ignorance at best, and hypocrisy at worse, and fewer voters wull put up with it.
Back in the 1950s, a lot of our land would be underwater. So would a lot of the Agricultural Campus of the University of Nebraska
The Natural Resources District that worked on water control in our area through the decades has done a very good job of widening creeks and building storm sewers. We are indeed fortunate that this work has been done and the only affect in my particular area it's just watching the sad state of affairs on the banners at the bottom of the television screen about flood warnings in other parts of the state. I will have to congratulate them the work they've done through the years!
UPS, I really wouldn't care where Vanity Fair ranks, how does an individual article rank seems to be more important you should read this about Snopes---
And see in that article:
https://tinyurl.com/hslahec (Snopes is a Least Biased Source despite what you may have read)
even before the internet, I used the Atlantic magazine as a balance do some of the right-wing stuff that I read. it was something of a refreshing change, wasn't quite as left-wing as Newsweek.
you might try to do the same sort of saying the balance the material that you read -- especially if you depend on WMD are the "New American" for information
MB/FC wrote: .... Both The Atlantic Magazine and web publication produce quality journalism that utilizes moderately loaded wording that typically favors the left: This Is the Moment of Truth for Republicans. All news stories on The Atlantic are properly sourced to factual information and usually present a reasonable balance on issues. Editorially, The Atlantic takes a Left-Center position on most issues and has a long history of endorsing Democratic candidates....
Eric Hananoki wrote: Members of the right-wing grift industry really want to scare you about the â€śsocialist nightmareâ€ť that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) purportedly hopes to impose on the country -- and they need your money to stop it from happening.
The conservative movement has been infected with scams and hucksters for years. Some of the most fertile ground for grifters has been right-wing email lists, which contain messages with warnings to conservatives about purported threats to their health, safety, and financial security. In prior years, missives about the supposed damage that then-President Barack Obama would inflict on the nation were commonplace.
With Obama out of office, many right-wing grifters are now using Ocasio-Cortez and her policy proposals -- especially the Green New Deal -- as a scary specter of the future. Those grifters include a disgraced financial firm advertising with an anti-Semitic publication, the National Rifle Association, Jack Abramoff, and James Oâ€™Keefe. Hereâ€™s a look at some of their pitches....
excerpt from, "The right-wing grift industry has found a new favorite target: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez"
One of the reasons that this idea won't fly, I believe almost all states are like Nebraska and jury pools are taken from those who have voted, not many people would want 16-year olds on their juries
However, many states let people over 70 to voluntarily not serve on juries or don't call him up at all. No doubt the legal system figure these people are too set in their ways or might be suffering from senility. Of course seeing some of the voting patterns of Red States in the 2016 elections, this could be a definite possibilityâť—
Micah 3:1Â I said, â€śPlease listen, you heads of Jacob, Â Â and rulers of the house of Israel: Â Â Isnâ€™t it for you to know justice? 2Â You who hate the good, Â Â and love the evil; Â Â who tear off their skin, Â Â and their flesh from off their bones; Â Â 3Â who also eat the flesh of my people, Â Â and peel their skin from off them, Â Â and break their bones, Â Â and chop them in pieces, as for the pot, Â Â and as meat within the cauldron. 4Â Then they will cry to Yahweh, Â Â but he will not answer them. Yes, he will hide his face from them at that time, Â Â because they made their deeds evil.â€ť 5Â Yahweh says concerning the prophets who lead my people astray; for those who feed their teeth, they proclaim, â€śPeace!â€ť and whoever doesnâ€™t provide for their mouths, they prepare war against him:
6Â â€śTherefore night is over you, with no vision, Â Â and it is dark to you, that you may not divine; Â Â and the sun will go down on the prophets, Â Â and the day will be black over them. 7Â The seers shall be disappointed, Â Â and the diviners confounded. Yes, they shall all cover their lips; Â Â for there is no answer from God.
David Brooks wrote: .... And one of the things some lonely people with existential angst do is, they turn into fanatics. And that's been the case all through history. And we're just at a moment of just cultural pain. And you get these horrific outbreaks.
Some of it is gentle, relatively gentle, screaming at each about politics. Some of it is really bad, the suicide and the murder rate, the opioid rate. And some of it is horrific, which is these mass shootings that we see across Western society.
And it's just the definition of our cultural moment....
excerpt from, "Shields and Brooks on New Zealand massacre, 2020 Democratsâ€™ ideology"
Well, David gets it right part of the time anyway.
The unsaved has only this life to enjoy, since the afterlife will be nothing but misery. This of course makes it even sadder when they are killed. Oh, and it should be pointed out:
https://tinyurl.com/hl9j5qz ("Don't judge the Muslims that you know by Islam and don't judge Islam by the Muslims that you know.")
The gunman well certainly not have an afterlife to look forward to either. He's as anti-christian as they come
1 Timothy 1:9 understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, 10 the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine,---ESV
The Reuters News story that SA used was interesting in that it gave some details that we're not in some others, e.g., from New Zealand:
To quote the Reuters article:
'[P.M.] Ardern said New Zealand was a not a target because it was a safe harbour for those who hate, condoned racism, or because it was an enclave for extremism.
'"We were chosen for the very fact we are none of these things, because we represent diversity, kindness, compassion, a home for those who share our values, refuge for those who need it," she told reporters. "And those values, I assure, will not and cannot be shaken by this attack." '
Abigail Tracy wrote: As with any famous, polarizing person, there are all manner of threats. Outside of Ocasio-Cortezâ€™s office in the Cannon House Office Building in D.C., there is a wall of brightly colored Post-its with notes from her well-wishers. Inside, her communications director, Corbin Trent, said there is a wall of pictures of people who have threatened the freshman congresswoman. But Ocasio-Cortez is under no illusion that the right wingâ€™s obsession will abate. â€śThe whole goal is to dehumanize,â€ť she said.
â€śIf I donâ€™t use my voice, then they will fill the void.â€ť...
.... In her view, Trump, to a large extent, has defined this battle. â€śIâ€™m gonna be very frank: I think that this president has set a racist tone. I think he has set a tone of such strong misogyny, racism, conspiracy theory-ism.â€ť...
from " 'I Felt Like I Was Being Physically Ripped Apart': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Opens Up About Her New Fame, Trump, and Life in the Bubble"
Why, Timothy, the country is going down with Trump. We need a change for certain
James Purtill wrote: One of the men suspected of carrying out a mass shooting in Christchurch published a manifesto that's now being circulated on alt-right forums, where his actions are being celebrated as part of a broader race war....
excerpt from: "Fuelled by a toxic, alt-right echo chamber, Christchurch shooter's views were celebrated online"
It seems that Mr. Trump was ambivalent to these people when they were infesting Charlottesville đź‘Ž