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  • President Trump and First Lady Host Gold Star Families at White House

    06/06/2017 6:58:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 6/6/2017 | Michelle Moons
    Monday night at the White House Gold Star families gathered at the request of President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump for an event to honor them and the loved ones they have lost. The first lady defined Gold Star families, those whose immediate family member died while serving in the military during wartime, “they are a unique and distinct category of individuals who should be cherished.” “These families have endured the ultimate in pain and sacrifice on behalf of our country, and I am honored to have spent the evening with them. My husband and I commit to...
  • Giving the Palestinians a state

    05/14/2016 3:31:03 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Primack Channel ^ | 14/5/16 | Eleutheria5
    GSM31 will be out of town on Thursday, so we recorded this early.
  • Slate Says If You Don't Get Naked You're a Baby

    12/04/2015 5:39:34 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 9 replies
    Freep | 12/04/2015 | Charles O'Connell
     Slate's Mark Joseph Stern writes that "If You Are Not Comfortable Being Naked Around Other People, You Are Not an Adult" As a Little Child, My Pants Were Pulled Down. I'm age three. It's about 4:30 in the afternoon, in late July or early August. The little rectangular swimming pool is rectangular, it's dark green, heavy canvas-plastic mounted on white metal tubing with white plastic caps on the ends on the ground. There are little, elongated red rectangular seats in the corners. The pool is in the shadow of bushes from a neighboring yard to the west. I'm in the west end of the pool, facing...
  • Dignitas Personae

    12/12/2008 12:06:09 PM PST · by annalex · 32 replies · 716+ views
    The Vatican ^ | 12.12.2008 | The Roman Curia
    Regarding the Instruction Dignitas PersonaeAim In recent years, biomedical research has made great strides, opening new possibilities for the treatment of disease, but also giving rise to serious questions which had not been directly treated in the Instruction Donum vitae (22 February 1987).  A new Instruction, which is dated 8 September 2008, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, seeks to provide some responses to these new bioethical questions, as these have been the focus of expectations and concerns in large sectors of society.  In this way, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith seeks both...
  • Clarence Thomas invokes comparison to slavery in raging gay-marriage dissent

    06/26/2015 11:25:09 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 26, 2015 | Brett LoGiurato
    Justice Clarence Thomas on Friday wrote a fiery dissent in response to the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry.
  • On Demanding Dignity

    05/15/2015 9:03:04 AM PDT · by all the best · 2 replies ^ | April 23, 2015 | Robert Ringer
    How does one acquire self-respect? Through personal virtuosity. In other words, dignity is derived from within. And from self-respect flows the respect of others — as a natural consequence. Put another way, whereas civility has to do with how you treat others, dignity has to do with how you treat yourself. Sorry, activist sociopaths, but you don’t have a right to be treated with dignity. You do, however, have a right to possess dignity. Demanding dignity from others is the ultimate self-delusion. If being treated with dignity is genuinely important to you, the most efficient way to bring that about...
  • Concerns about Cremation: Some Very Strange Practices Are Emerging

    03/18/2015 7:30:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 118 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-17-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Concerns about Cremation: Some Very Strange Practices Are Emerging By: Msgr. Charles PopeSome years ago, the Church gave wider permission for cremation and also lifted traditional restrictions on having cremated remains present in the church for funeral Masses. All of this is pastorally understandable. Very few if any people these days choose cremation for the reasons it had traditionally been forbidden, namely as a denial of the resurrection of the body. Generally the reasons chosen are economic, due to the increasingly high cost of traditional burial and the difficulty, especially in urban areas, of finding room for large cemeteries. The basic norms from the church...
  • What does Rand Paul mean when he speaks of "dignity?" - Is it a buzzword for "social justice?"

    12/20/2014 3:58:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    December 20, 2014
    Does Rand Paul classify himself as a "free-thinker?" I was looking around to see how he might be associated with that atheist/agnostic group and the word "dignity" came up in the first piece below [that uses the term free-thinker]. So I search "Rand Paul" and "dignity" and found that he uses that word in his speeches. So just wondering what anyone knows about his religious leanings other than his traditional association with the Episcopal church. And does he use "dignity" as a euphemism for "social justice" - "getting along" - as a liberal-libertarian stand in [REPLACEMENT] for religion [Islam, Judaism,...
  • From the work of their hands [Haitian entrepreneurs embrace work over charity]

    02/10/2014 2:21:37 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 2/22/14 | Mindy Belz
    It’s 8:30 in the morning and Papillon Enterprise is a hive. The gift shop has customers and two cashiers at the counter, the café is thrumming with smoothie and espresso preparations. But these are just window dressing. The real industry is in backroom workshops, where Papillon employs about 200 artisans, many of them already bent over tables, busy with their craft... HAITI IS SYNONYMOUS WITH POVERTY. It’s the place where white people go to do good deeds—and penance for the African slave trading that birthed this island nation. Its economic successes historically have been mostly for the benefit of others......
  • Is Nothing Sacred? Apparently Not. Reflecting on Another Absurdity in the News

    03/05/2012 11:49:54 AM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | March 4, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    We live in a culture where, increasingly, any sense of the sacred is being lost. The thought that something could be sacred, special, holy, or somehow “off-limits” is bewildering to many. Indeed many secularists consider those who do see some things as sacred, to be stuffy and somehow arrogant. There are many in our culture who defend the rights of others to burn the flag, ridicule religious symbols (e.g. the cross submerged in urine some years back in a noted “art” museum), and even applaud when, a couple years back, homosexual activists desecrated the Body of Christ by stomping on...
  • New Yorkers May Continue Drinking Enormous Sodas For Now

    07/30/2013 12:14:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 7/30/2013 | Dan Amira
    Mayor Bloomberg's attempt to prohibit certain large sugary drinks from being sold by certain city purveyors was dealt a blow this morning when an appellate court upheld a previous decision — by a judge named Milton Tingling, you may recall — striking down the ban. Both Bloomberg and Health Commissioner Thomas Farley had said in May they were "confident" that Tingling's ruling would be overturned. The case can still be appealed to the Court of Appeals, the state's highest court. DaIn a unanimous decision, the court declared today that the ban "violated the state principle of separation of powers," Reuters...
  • School forces all girls to lesbian kiss (Boys get lessons in how to spot 'sluts')

    04/24/2013 11:02:14 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 75 replies
    WND ^ | Arpil 24, 2013 | Chelsea Schilling
    Outraged parents say a New York middle school instructed young female students to ask one another for a lesbian kiss – and boys learned how to spot young sluts – in an anti-bullying presentation on gender identity and sexual orientation, according to Fox News’ Todd Starnes. According to Starnes’ Report, the children attended a special April 11 health class taught by college students at Linden Avenue Middle School in Red Hook, N.Y. Parents say they were not notified of the presentation. The students were introduced to terms such as “pansexual” and “genderqueer.” Some of the young female students said they...
  • Humility or undignified impropriety ?

    04/05/2013 10:54:12 AM PDT · by Vermont Crank
    Priesthood ^ | late 19th century | Poe Saint Pius X
    Dignity and Propriety In order never to be guilty of any disedifying act, the priest must regulate his actions, his movements and his habits in harmony with the sublimity of his vocation. He who on the altar almost ceases to be mortal and takes on a Divine form, remains always the same even when he comes down from the holy hill and leaves the temple of the Lord. Wherever he is, wherever he goes, he never ceases to be a priest and the serious reasons which compel him always to be grave and becoming accompany him with his dignity everywhere....
  • Nancy Pelosi it would be undignified to cut her pay

    03/05/2013 1:03:48 PM PST · by mbarker12474 · 29 replies
    Mediaite website ^ | 16 February 2013 | Josh Feldman on Mediaite website
    Nancy Pelosi Against Congressional Pay Cuts: We Need ‘Dignity Of The Job That We Have Rewarded’ by Josh Feldman | 4:42 pm, February 16th, 2013 » 154 comments ..... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi came out firmly opposed to cutting lawmakers’ pay, saying it would be beneath the dignity of members of Congress. Pelosi told reporters on Thursday that allowing the automatic cuts should be “out of the question,” and responded to a question about whether members of Congress would be willing to accept a pay cut. “I don’t think we should do it; I think we should respect the...
  • First Flotilla Ship En Route to Gaza

    06/30/2011 12:44:53 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/6/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    The first of this year’s Freedom Flotilla 2 ships set sail for confrontation with Israel's navy Wednesday, the Associated Press reports. A French ship called 'Dignity' decided to skip the rendezvous with the other vessels participating in the Gazaflotilla on Saturday and opted to sail directly for Gazainstead. Flotilla organizers, maintaining 'operational security,' refused to officially confirm the ship is approaching the region. Jordanian activists earlier this week said they purchased an additional ship for $805,000 to represent the Arab world after the infamous IHH sponsored Mavi Marmara was refused sailing permits by Turkey's government. During the 2010 flotilla self-described...
  • America Lost A Hero Last Week

    01/10/2011 6:36:16 PM PST · by SterlingSilver · 8 replies
    Orlando Political Press ^ | January 10, 2011 | Tom Tillison
    America lost a hero this past week, did you notice? His name was Richard “Dick” Winters, the Easy Company commander whose World War II exploits were made famous by the book and television miniseries “Band of Brothers”. Winters became the leader of Company E, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne Division on D-Day, after the death of the company commander during the invasion of Normandy. When people asked him if he was a hero, he liked to answer the way his World War II buddy, Mike Ranney, did. “No,” Ranney said. “But I served in a company of heroes.”
  • Bush says he won’t criticize Obama

    11/05/2010 2:53:04 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 69 replies
    Hot Air ^ | NOVEMBER 4, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY
    George W. Bush has come out of his self-imposed media blackout to promote his new book, Decision Points, which goes into full release on November 9th. Oprah Winfrey will air a pretaped interview with the former President on that day, but has a preview of the appearance out already, via The Right Scoop. In this clip, Bush tells Winfrey that he refrains from opining on Barack Obama’s performance because he wants to treat the current President the way he wished other former Presidents had treated him. Also, he elects to stay out of the “swamp” of punditry when Winfrey asks...
  • Power of the Market - Welfare

    09/09/2010 1:53:34 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Milton Friedman
    Friedman at his best. Watch: Milton Friedman explains the dynamics of welfare.
  • Charlie did it to himself

    08/25/2010 3:46:39 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 25, 2010 | Editorial
    In Charlie Rangel's eyes, every minute of his time on earth has been a blessing for the people of New York. "My dignity is 80 years old," he said, taking a slap at fellow Democrats Monday during a debate with the five challengers seeking his seat in Congress. Rangel even responded to a particularly high-ranking critic, refusing President Obama's month-old request that he "end his career with dignity" at the end of his current term. "Frankly, he has not been around long enough to determine what my dignity is," Rangel said of the baby-boomer Obama. Now, it's entirely possible that...
  • Rangel Criticizes Obama For ‘Dignity’ Remark

    08/24/2010 8:54:18 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 13 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 08/24/10
    NEW YORK (CBS/AP) – Rep. Charles Rangel has shot back at President Obama’s recent comment that he “end his career with dignity.” Speaking at a candidate’s forum in Harlem Monday night, Rangel said the president hasn’t “been around long enough to determine what my dignity is.” The embattled 80-year-old congressman said it was more likely that he would protect Obama’s dignity over the next two years. Obama’s remark was made three weeks ago. The former House Ways and Means Committee chairman was accused of using official stationary to raise money for a college center bearing his name; delaying tax payments...