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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 2-July-2022

    07/02/2022 8:08:25 AM PDT · by annalex · 3 replies
    2 July 2022Saturday of week 13 in Ordinary Time San Bernardino Realino altar Church of Jesus, Lecce, Italy Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Green.First readingAmos 9:11-15 ©I will restore the fortunes of my people IsraelIt is the Lord who speaks:‘That day I will re-erect the tottering hut of David,make good the gaps in it, restore its ruinsand rebuild it as it was in the days of old,so that they can conquer the remnant of Edomand all the nations that belonged to me.’It is the Lord who speaks, and he will carry this out.‘The days are coming now – it is the...
  • Daily Mass Gospel Reflection- The New in The Covenant

    07/02/2022 8:07:54 AM PDT · by MurphsLaw
    Word on Fire Ministry ^ | 7.2.22 | Bishop Robert Barron
    Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Matthew 9:14–17 Friends, in today’s Gospel, people ask Jesus why he and his disciples do not fast when John and his disciples do. Jesus’ answer is wonderful: “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is still with them?” Could you imagine people fasting at a wedding banquet? It would be ridiculous! Jesus later says, “People do not put new wine into old wineskins.” The new wine is the Gospel. The receptacle for this wine must be conformed to it, not the other way around. To take in the Good News, we can’t...
  • China has grip on US higher education despite closure of Confucius Institutes

    07/02/2022 7:58:14 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Updated Jun 27, 2022, 09:12 AM | Jeremiah Poff, Education Reporter & Jerry Dunleavy, Justice Department Reporter
    Republican lawmakers called on the Biden administration to monitor Chinese influence in higher education better after a report detailed that a number of universities had reorganized cooperation agreements with the Chinese government. Earlier this month, the National Association of Scholars showed how a number of Chinese government-funded Confucius Institutes had reorganized and were still largely functional even as the universities claimed they had closed the centers. Under the Trump administration, the Chinese cultural centers had drawn significant scrutiny due to their ties to the Chinese Communist Party. The national security concerns voiced by government officials ultimately led most colleges to...
  • Russia's new 100 rouble banknote is impossible to withdraw from ATMs

    07/02/2022 7:46:41 AM PDT · by dennisw · 20 replies
    FOR MAILONLINE ^ | 2 July 2022 | TOM BROWN
    Russia's new 100 rouble banknote is impossible to withdraw from ATMs after Western firms that program cash machine quit the country following Ukraine invasion The Association of Russian Banks has asked for a six-month delay to rolling out the new 100 Rouble banknote as a new security feature is needed The Rzhev Memorial to the Soviet Soldier, a memorial to one of the bloodiest battles of the Second World War, is featured on the note to fuel patriotism The Western companies which install and update ATMs have pulled out of Russia Russia’s new 100 rouble banknotes are impossible to withdraw...
  • Where to move in retirement?

    07/02/2022 7:41:27 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 60 replies
    I'm in Oklahoma and appreciate the politics (Constitutional Carry; outlawed abortion) but don't like the weather. I've lived in Florida, Ohio, Alabama, North Carolina, Michigan, Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky and California. I like the weather in Michigan and California but don't like the politics. I'd like milder summers and can handle cold winters. Long spring and fall weather is good. Retirement age and all, so good medicine is important. By the time we make the move (~2 to 3 years, likely) whatever adjustment the housing market will make will be done. Don't anticipate having to finance anything, etc. Also, I'm a...
  • Berlin mosque flies rainbow flag for pride month

    07/02/2022 7:38:51 AM PDT · by Salman · 17 replies
    Agence France-Presse (AFP) via MSN ^ | 07-01-2022 | AFP staff writer
    A mosque in Berlin on Friday became the first in Germany to fly a rainbow flag in support of the LGBT community, ahead of two major gay pride events in the city this month. The Ibn Rushd-Goethe Mosque in the central Moabit neighbourhood unfurled the flag ahead of Friday prayers in front of a small crowd, including Berlin's culture senator Klaus Lederer. Many of those attending wore rainbow stickers that read "Love is Halal". The mosque, founded five years ago, is Germany's only self-described liberal mosque and allows men and women to pray together, as well as being open to...
  • Here We Go: NIH Begins Testing Phase I Clinical Trial of Universal Flu Vaccine

    07/02/2022 7:34:19 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/01/2022 | Jim Hoft
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced on Tuesday that they had started conducting a phase 1 clinical trial of universal flu vaccination on healthy adult volunteers at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.NIH is testing if this new flu vaccine is safe and if it creates an immune response.The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ((NIAID) researchers created the potential vaccine known as BPL-1357. NIAID researcher Matthew J. Memoli, M.D. is in charge of the single-site experiment, which is open to 100 participants ages 18 to 55, according to the press release.“Influenza vaccines that can provide long-lasting...
  • Putin faces fresh humiliation as his navy sinks its OWN ship: Landing craft is blown up after hitting sea mine near Mariupol

    07/02/2022 7:33:29 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/2/2022 | Tom Brown
    The Russian navy appears to have accidentally blown up one of its own ships in the black sea in the latest blunder for Putin's forces. A landing craft is reported to have exploded when it hit a Russian sea mine near Mariupol. The crew is said to have survived the friendly-fire incident, but the reputation of Russia's naval commanders is not so unscathed. 'Near Mariupol, a landing craft of the Black Sea Fleet D-106 blew up on a mine,' said a Telegram channel related to the Russian navy. 'Waiting for a confirmation of this suicidal goodwill gesture,' said the Twitter...
  • Democrats spending millions to protect 2 blue state senators (panic in Washington, Colorado)

    07/02/2022 7:28:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/28/22 | Natalie Allison
    Less than a year ago, a GOP Senate victory in deep blue Washington state would have been unthinkable. But now, Democrats are spending millions on advertising in several once-reliable Democratic strongholds, including Washington, as Republicans build national momentum and push for new Senate pickups. There’s a similar panic in Colorado, where Tuesday’s GOP Senate primary has also drawn millions of dollars in Democratic-funded ads to boost a far-right candidate, a massive last-ditch campaign to keep a moderate Republican off the ballot this fall. Washington’s Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, meanwhile, has spent more than $1 million on television ads in recent...
  • AFFAIRS BEFORE RICHMOND: Further Details of the Events of Last Week; The Operations of Stonewall Jackson on Our Right and Rear (7/2/1862)

    07/02/2022 7:26:18 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 2 replies
    WHITE HOUSE, Saturday, June 28 -- 8 P.M. A DREARY RIDE. On Thursday evening at 7, I left Fair Oaks for the White House. The train had left the station at Savage's, early in the evening, so I turned my horse's head toward Bottom's Bridge, and concluded to ride the short distance of twenty miles. A battle had been fought on our right that day, but it was impossible to ascertain, at headquarters, any of the particulars. The supposition was that FITZJOHN PORTER was attempting to gain possession of a coveted hill on the south side of the Chickahominy, and...
  • From AM to PM, the fickle force of government is with you

    07/02/2022 7:10:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | July 2, 2022 | By CALVIN WOODWARD
    WASHINGTON (AP) — When you groggily roll out of bed and make breakfast, the government edges up to your kitchen table, too. Unlike you, it’s perky. It’s an unseen force in your morning. The government makes sure you can see the nutrients in your cereal. It fusses over your toast, insisting that the flour it comes from has no more than 75 insect fragments and one rodent hair per 50 grams. That’s all before you leave home. The government is going to be hanging with you on and off, mostly on, until you turn off the lamp last thing at...
  • Attack On Europe: Documenting Equipment Losses During The 2022 Russian Invasion Of Ukraine (02-JUL-2022)

    07/02/2022 7:09:52 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 18 replies
    ORYX ^ | 02-JUL-2022 | ORYX
    A detailed list of the destroyed and captured vehicles and equipment of both sides can be seen below. This list is constantly updated as additional footage becomes available
  • The US government is developing a solar geoengineering research plan to combat climate change

    07/02/2022 7:07:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW ^ | 07/01/2022 | James Temple
    The White House is developing a research plan that would guide and set standards for how scientists study one of the more controversial ways of counteracting climate change: solar geoengineering. The basic idea is that we might be able to deliberately tweak the climate system in ways that release more heat into space, cooling an otherwise warming planet. The move, which has not been previously reported on, marks the first federally coordinated US effort of this kind. It could set the stage for more funding and research into the feasibility, benefits, and risks of such interventions. The effort may also...
  • What Are We Prepared to do... (RARE VANITY)

    07/02/2022 7:06:31 AM PDT · by Hildy · 41 replies
    July 2, 2022 | Hildy
    I was having a conversation with a friend who is the Chief of Staff to an extremely Conservative Congressman. This is what I said: You know that the end game here with Trump is they want to arrest him, have him handcuffed in his pajamas on the lawn of Mar A Lago. And they want to do this before the midterms. I believe 100% this is what this whole Kangaroo Court is about and that is how much they hate him. They have broadcasting this is what they'll do by doing it to his closest allies. This is what my...
  • Wipe Out! Bitcoin Falls Below $20,000 As Crypto Slaughter Continues (Good Luck With Soaring Gasoline And Food Prices On July 4th Weekend!)

    07/02/2022 7:06:28 AM PDT · by Browns Ultra Fan · 14 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 07/02/2022 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Wipe out! Crypto markets have slumped, adding to a decline that has wiped away some $2 trillion of market value and left market participants uneasy heading into the long Fourth of July weekend. Bitcoin has fallen below $20,000 as the US Dollar strengthens. At least Dogecoin is up today. Enjoy your expensive 4th of July weekend! As long as you don’t eat much due to expensive food prices or drive anywhere due to high gasoline prices. At least the Biden Administration is doing what The New World Order is making them do. Or The Liberal World Order. Biden looks like...

    07/02/2022 7:02:16 AM PDT · by Cathi · 8 replies
    Modern War Institute at West Point ^ | June 27, 2022 | Andrew Milburn
    The battalion commander shrugged helplessly when we advised him that five days was a completely inadequate amount of time in which to train his soldiers. “This is all we have—they are needed on the front,” he replied with grim finality. A few days later, on a separate course that we were running for his medics, half of our class disappeared on the second day. “We have had casualties,” was the only explanation we received. Even in units that fall within the Ukrainian special operations command, most soldiers are sent to the front line with very little training. In one such...
  • VIDEO: Hillary Clinton's Eyes Were BROWN in 1985

    07/02/2022 6:56:25 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 2, 2022 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEODespite a Snopes "fact check" declaring that Hillary Clinton's eyes are blue, here is Hillary Clinton in 1985 with brown eyes speaking in an utterly humorless manner at an education conference. If you think that is perhaps because of the color distortion by the camera, that would be disproven by the fact that the camera picked up two different shades of blue in the background so the camera had no problem detecting the color blue in various shades. Perhaps Snopes needs to do another fact check to not only determine what color her eyes really are but whether her accent...
  • Bannon’s War Room, Saturday 10am-Noon ET

    07/02/2022 6:55:42 AM PDT · by 4Liberty · 2 replies
    Rumble ^ | 07/02/2022 | Steve Bannon
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  • There Are Two Fundamentally Irreconcilable Constitutional Visions

    07/02/2022 6:54:30 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 1 Jul, 2022 | Francis Menton
    It’s been a momentous couple of weeks at the Supreme Court. As usual, they saved the big cases for the end. This year the big three were Bruen (gun rights), Dobbs (abortion rights) and West Virginia (administrative regulation of CO2). All three cases were decided 6-3 along ideological lines. These cases involved the most basic issues of what the Constitution is and how it is to be interpreted. On those issues there is virtually no hope of one side ever convincing anyone from the other side. There just are two fundamentally irreconcilable visions of how this should work. The two...
  • Elon Musk meets the Pope: Tesla CEO breaks his Twitter silence to share photo of himself and his kids with the pontiff a week after his son Xavier legally changed gender from male to female and lost last name to distance herself from father

    07/02/2022 6:52:16 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 July 2022 | HARRIET ALEXANDER
    The world's richest man on Thursday met the Pope at the Vatican, posting a photo of the encounter to Twitter Musk, 50, was accompanied by four of his five teenage children - all born to his first wife Justine Wilson, a Canadian author 'Honored to meet @Pontifex yesterday,' he tweeted, and when one person remarked about his ill-fitting suit Musk admitted it was 'tragic' Elon Musk has broken his nine day Twitter silence to share a surprise visit to see Pope Francis with four of his seven children - and even joked about his ill-fitting suit. 'Honored to meet @Pontifex...