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  • [Cath Cauc] Vatican’s Amazon Synod to discuss allowing married priests, letting bishops ‘adapt’ Mass

    06/17/2019 8:56:52 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 17, 2019 | Diane Montagna
    [Catholic Caucus] Vatican’s Amazon Synod to discuss allowing married priests, letting bishops ‘adapt’ Mass ROME, June 17, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — The Vatican today released the working document for the Special Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, being held in Rome Oct. 6-27.  The 64-page document, which will form the basis of discussion at the upcoming Synod, suggests that local bishops’ conferences “adapt the Eucharistic rite to their cultures,” that the Church consider ordaining married “elders” to the priesthood, and that Synod fathers identify the “official ministry that can be conferred on women,” given their prominent role in Amazonian culture. The...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Working Document Published, Amazonian Synod Will Abolish Celibacy

    06/17/2019 7:00:56 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | June 17, 2019 | Gloris TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Working Document Published, Amazonian Synod Will Abolish Celibacy The Vatican published οn June 17 the Instrumentum laboris, the working paper, for the Bishops’ Synod for the Amazonian region (October 6-27). The paper calls for the possibility of priestly ordination of an abstract group of "elders, preferably indigenous” who are "respected" and have an “established and stable family” [in keeping with Amoris Laetitia?]. It adds that instead of leaving "the communities" without the Eucharist, "the criteria of selection and preparation of the ministers authorized to celebrate it should be changed.” About female ministries, the document writes in an unclear...
  • AOC, Bernie Sanders skewer Amazon Prime's new credit card: We 'intend to outlaw it'

    06/13/2019 11:07:05 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 45 replies
    Fox Business ^ | June 13 2019 | Jennifer Earl
    Sen. Bernie Sanders Opens a New Window. and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Opens a New Window. are apparently teaming up to take down Amazon's Opens a New Window. newest credit card for Prime members. Amazon announced Monday Opens a New Window. it partnered with Synchrony Financial to create what it considers the "Amazon Credit Builder" Opens a New Window. for subscribers looking to build or rebuild their credit scores. Cardholders will get the same perks as the Amazon Store Card — such as 5 percent back for online purchases and no annual fee — but customers must be Prime members, paying...
  • Canon law expert predicts married priests in the West after Amazon Synod

    05/31/2019 6:25:55 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 62 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 31, 2019 | Maike HIckson
    Canon law expert predicts married priests in the West after Amazon Synod May 30, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Thomas Schüller, a German canon law expert and university professor, predicts that the upcoming Amazon Synod will ask for married priests for the Amazon region, after which the German bishops will also “for sure” ask for them. “This [Amazon Synod] will encourage the bishops’ conferences and the regions of the Universal Church — which are also affected by the lack of priests — to make a similar request while at the same time honoring a freely chosen celibacy.” Rome would “surely examine such...
  • Magnitude-8 earthquake strikes Amazon jungle in Peru

    05/26/2019 7:00:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 05/25/2019
    A large earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.0 struck the Amazon jungle in north-central Peru early Sunday, the U.S. Geological survey reported, collapsing buildings and knocking out power to some areas. The quake struck at 12:41 a.m. PDT, 47 miles southeast of the village of Lagunas and 57 miles east of the larger town of Yurimaguas. The epicenter was 68 miles below the surface. In a tweet, President Martín Vizcarra called for calm and said that authorities were checking the affected areas. The mayor of Lagunas, Arri Pezo, told local radio station RPP that the quake was felt very...
  • Elizabeth Warren’s bizarre anti-tech billboard

    05/30/2019 7:30:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 30, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren was one of the earlier 2020 candidates to propose breaking up the largest tech companies and potentially having the government regulate them like utilities. It’s a mantra she’s repeated on the campaign trail on a regular basis. But now she’s doubling down on the message with a campaign tactic that may not make the most sense. Her team has put up a massive billboard on the subject, which isn’t all that unusual for a political campaign. It’s the location that makes it peculiar. She put it up right in Silicon Valley near many of the Big...
  • MacKenzie Bezos, worth nearly $37 billion, will give half her fortune to charity

    05/28/2019 7:52:00 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    CNN Business ^ | May 28, 2019 | Ivana Kottasová
    MacKenzie Bezos has promised to give at least half of her fortune to charity, just months after finalizing her divorce from the world's richest man. The newly minted billionaire has signed the Giving Pledge, which encourages the world's richest people to dedicate a majority of their wealth to charitable causes, either during their lifetimes or in their wills. The initiative was launched by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates in 2010 and has so far attracted the support of 204 individuals and families. MacKenzie Bezos became one of the richest people in the world following her divorce from Amazon...
  • Amazon reportedly wants to 3D-scan your body for a $25 gift card

    05/25/2019 5:37:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    www.cnet. ^ | May 22, 2019 | Shelby Brown
    An online form, spotted earlier Wednesday by Mashable, lets interested participants sign up for a body scanning study conducted by Amazon Body Labs. The image study aims to learn about "diversity among body shapes," according to the form, and is operating at two different locations in New York, Mashable reported. Participants have to schedule an appointment before June 30, and apparently can only do it once. Data collected during the 30-minute session is meant for internal product research and not marketing, according to the sign-up form. The form says participants will be asked to change into "minimal form-fitting clothing," noting...
  • The steps of The Overcomer[Charismatic Caucus]

    05/18/2019 3:56:22 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    My righteousness is the architect of your day , let no man dictate your footsteps for we are one My Beloved. Though others may tug and attempt to coerce you, remember Eve. I AM with you in The Garden and MY WORD stands eternal as your Tree of Life therefore there is no other. Eat only from My Tree for in it lives your True Eternity for there are no counterfeits in Zion as I AM THE WORD and these are your footsteps of your Life in Me. Take Joy in each footstep for obedience is far greater than sacrifice...
  • Amazon offers employees $10K and 3 months’ pay to start their own delivery businesses

    05/13/2019 8:05:15 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    TC ^ | May 13,2019 | Srah Perez
    Following news of Amazon’s plans to reduce Prime shipping down to one day, the company this morning announced an expansion of its Delivery Service Partner program, which now includes a new incentive that encourages existing Amazon employees to start their own package delivery company. The partner program, first announced last year, includes access to Amazon’s delivery technology, hands-on training, and a suite of other discounts for assets and services like vehicle leasing and insurance. For employees, it now includes a $10,000 incentive, too. The retailer says it will fund the startup costs up to $10,000 as well as the equivalent...
  • Exposed: How Amazon destroys millions of new items it can’t sell

    05/12/2019 8:12:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies
    dailymail.com ^ | 5/12/2019 | J Bucks
    Amazon destroys millions of brand-new items including televisions, books and nappies it cannot sell, an investigation has revealed. Lorry-loads of goods, many still in their packaging, are dumped in sprawling landfill sites or incinerated. The shocking waste was revealed by undercover investigators who secretly filmed in one of the multi-billion-pound company’s enormous warehouses. Reporters posing as Amazon workers discovered an area called the ‘destruction zone’ where they covertly filmed staff loading pristine toys, unused kitchen equipment and flat-screen TVs into skips to be transported to dumps.
  • Billionaire Jeff Bezos to unveil plans for moon presence, sources say

    05/09/2019 11:43:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 9, 2019 | by Joey Roulette
    Billionaire entrepreneur Jeff Bezos, the founder of rocket company Blue Origin, will unveil plans on Thursday for missions to the moon tailored to the U.S. government’s renewed push to establish a lunar outpost in just five years, people familiar with the matter said. Bezos, the world’s richest man and also chief executive and founder of Amazon.com, is scheduled to host a rare media event at 4 p.m. EDT (2000 GMT) in Washington to provide “an update on our progress and share our vision of going to space to benefit Earth,” Blue Origin said in an advisory. Blue Origin spokeswoman Caitlin...
  • Today 9:20 am PST Launch - Blue Origin

    05/02/2019 9:12:06 AM PDT · by gaijin · 9 replies
    YouTube live ^ | May 2, 2019 | Author
    Live coverage of Blue Origin launch at ~9:20 am PST today: In 9 min from the time of this threat post.
  • ROBOTS TRACK, FIRE THOUSANDS OF AMAZON EMPLOYEES EVERY YEAR, REPORT SUGGESTS

    05/02/2019 6:21:14 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/26/2019 | Tim Pearce
    Amazon warehouse workers are monitored by tracking systems that measure each employee’s productivity, issue warnings for workers that lag and fire those consistently behind, according to documents obtained by The Verge. Amazon offers a base $15 an hour wage and its warehouses, called fulfillment centers, are often competitive to work at. The company is continuously replacing slow performing employees with new hires. An automated system tracks employees and gives pink slips to consistent underperformers, The Verge reported. An Amazon spokesperson told The Daily Caller News Foundation that no employee is fired without meeting with a supervisor.
  • Human settlements in Amazonia much older than previously thought

    04/29/2019 8:01:52 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | April 24, 2019 | Penn State
    "We have long been aware that complex societies emerged in Llanos de Moxos in southwestern Amazonia, Bolivia, around 2,500 years ago, but our new evidence suggests that humans first settled in the region up to 10,000 years ago during the early Holocene period," said Jose Capriles, assistant professor of anthropology. "These groups of people were hunter gatherers; however, our data show that they were beginning to deplete their local resources and establish territorial behaviors, perhaps driving them to begin domesticating plants such as sweet potatoes, cassava, peanuts and chili peppers as a way to acquire food." The archaeological team conducted...
  • True Oneness[Charismatic Caucus]

    04/28/2019 11:44:55 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Do you see my children True Unity is not agreement it is Oneness with My Will and My WORD . I AM in and through all things. I AM The Answer , I AM The Beginning , and I KNOW The End. Without Me there is only futility . . . Ah but with Me, " With ME" in and through ALL things, There IS PEACE, There IS ONENESS, There IS TRUTH. My LOVE has many facets. COME Learn of MY LOVE ! COME KNOW MY LOVE ! Do not live in yours it is futile , it is True...
  • Breaking: Amazon's Digital Freight Brokerage Platform Goes Live

    04/28/2019 1:20:43 PM PDT · by amorphous · 30 replies
    MSN Money ^ | 27 April 2019 | Freight Waves
    Today, freight brokers' and carriers' worst nightmare has come true: Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has quietly taken its digital freight brokerage platform live at freight.amazon.com, and it is undercutting market prices from 26 to 33 percent. Early this morning, in a client note responding to Amazon's announcement that it would begin offering free one-day shipping to Prime members, Morgan Stanley equities analyst Brian Nowak made a cryptic prediction. "We see AMZN's 1-day Prime shipping raising consumer expectations and increasing the cost to compete in e-commerce. Over the long term, we also see this as a Trojan horse for Amazon to...
  • Meet Julio Santana, the world’s deadliest hitman — with 500 kills

    04/27/2019 9:17:08 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | 4/27/19 | Isabel Vincent
    Julio Santana dropped to his left knee and propped his right elbow on his hip, holding firm his hunting rifle until he had the man known as Yellow in his sights. It was Aug. 6, 1971, and Santana was 17 years old. In his village, deep in the Amazon rainforest where he lived in a hut with his parents and two brothers, he was known as a good shot. But he had only ever hunted forest rodents and monkeys for food. The man he was about to kill, Antonio Martins, was a 38-year-old fisherman with blonde hair and fair skin....
  • Come July, You Won't Have to Mail Amazon Returns

    04/24/2019 2:14:05 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 29 replies
    Newser ^ | 04/24/2019 | By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
    (Newser) – You'll soon be able to drop Amazon returns at Kohl's locations across the country—no packing required. More than 1,150 Kohl's stores will accept Amazon returns by July as part of an extended partnership launched in spring 2017. About 100 stores offer the service currently. Customers need only bring packaged or unpackaged Amazon items to a store, per Fortune. Kohl's, which sells Amazon products in more than 200 stores, will then pack and send the items to an Amazon return center at no additional cost. CNBC notes the goal is to drive traffic to stores, referencing 9% growth in...
  • Amazon Quits China Market — Another U.S. E-commerce Giant Failing in China

    04/23/2019 5:11:33 AM PDT · by vannrox · 20 replies
    pandaily ^ | 22apr19 | Shaw Wan
    Amazon Quits China Market — Another U.S. E-commerce Giant Failing in China IndustryShaw WanApril 22, 2019 6 min read  Amazon will close its domestic e-commerce marketplace business in China, effective from July 18. The company will keep running other business sections in China, including Amazon Web Services, Kindle e-books, and cross-border operations. The exit marked an end of the company’s 15 years of journey into the China market for their rigid localization in business strategy and management. SEE ALSO: Amazon to Exit China This Week “We are notifying sellers we will no longer operate a marketplace on Amazon.cn (the Chinese-language...