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  • [Catholic Caucus] “Dignitas Infinita” as a Naturalistic Vision of Mankind

    04/11/2024 3:52:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | April 11, 2024 | Jeanne Smits
    [Catholic Caucus] “Dignitas Infinita” as a Naturalistic Vision of MankindFollowing the presentation in Rome of the Declaration on Human Dignity, Dignitas infinita, the most frequent reactions, including in so-called conservative circles, are focused on its reminder of the prohibition of abortion, surrogate motherhood, euthanasia, assisted suicide, gender theory and sex reassignment, not to mention its plea for respect for the disabled. None of this is new, nor should it be. What needs to be analyzed, however, are the arguments deployed and the principles asserted. As might be expected, the Declaration Dignitas Infinita (“infinite dignity”) is, despite many traditional assertions, in...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Fernández calls for change to Catholic condemnation of homosexuality as ‘intrinsically disordered’

    04/08/2024 4:25:31 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 8, 2024 | Michael Haynes
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Fernández calls for change to Catholic condemnation of homosexuality as ‘intrinsically disordered’VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) — Cardinal Victor Manuel Fernández issued a call for the Catholic description of homosexual acts as “intrinsically disordered” to be changed, saying a “clearer” expression would be better.Speaking at an April 8 press conference launching the Congregation (now Dicastery) for the Doctrine of the Faith’s (CDF) new text Dignitas Infinita, Fernández fielded questions regarding homosexuality and the Catholic Church’s teaching on the topic. READ: Cardinal Fernández’s Dignitas Infinita condemns abortion, gender theory but is silent on homosexualityThe cardinal was asked if it is...
  • How Stopping Squatters Became a Hot Conservative Crusade

    03/29/2024 1:37:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Semafor ^ | Mar 29, 2024 | David Weigel
    It was a triumphant day for Patti Peeples, but one thing didn’t sit right with her. For more than a year, the 61-year-old Florida landlord fought to tighten the state’s law against squatting, a crime she saw up close when two women faked a rental agreement and occupied one of her Jacksonville properties. She’d done interview after interview, worked closely with her local legislators, and testified in Tallahassee. The result, a tough new law that would let sheriffs evict squatters without entering a lengthy legal process, passed with unanimous bipartisan support. On Wednesday, invited by her Republican state representative, Peeples...
  • White House: Don’t Get Why Netanyahu Canceled Delegation over ‘Non-Binding’ Resolution ‘Consistent’ with Our View

    03/25/2024 6:08:28 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/25/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Monday’s broadcast of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” White House National Security Communications Adviser John Kirby said that the White House doesn’t understand why Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled a planned Israeli delegation to the U.S. over the U.S. abstaining from a vote on a U.N. ceasefire resolution because the resolution is “a non-binding resolution that has absolutely no effect on Israel’s ability to defend itself.” And is consistent with U.S. policy of wanting a ceasefire in conjunction with the release of hostages. Kirby said, [relevant remarks begin around 3:35] “We’re perplexed by this decision. Because, first of all,...
  • Dutch darts players quit national women's team over transgender teammate

    03/25/2024 7:07:58 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 31 replies
    ABC(Australia) ^ | 3/25/24 | Lara Smit
    Darts players Anca Zijlstra and Aileen de Graaf have announced their departure from the Dutch women's darts team because they refuse to team up with trans woman Noa-Lynn van Leuven. Zijlstra announced she was quitting the team in a post on Facebook. "The moment you're embarrassed to be a part of the Dutch Team, because a biological man is playing in the women's team, it's time to go," she wrote. "I have tried to accept this, but I can not condone or justify this." "I think that with sports there has to be an equal and level playing field which...
  • Two videos: "I want to be a wife" followed by "This TikTokker Finally Realized Why Men Don’t Find Her Attractive"

    03/25/2024 7:08:16 PM PDT · by grundle · 80 replies
    TikTok and YouTube | 2023 | Matt Walsh responding to pbtfitness
    pbtfitness: "I want to be a wife" by Matt Walsh: "This TikTokker Finally Realized Why Men Don’t Find Her Attractive"
  • Pete Rose Wishes He Had Interpreter Like Shohei Ohtani: ‘I’d Be Scot-Free’

    03/25/2024 6:51:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 25, 2024 | Christian Arnold
    It was only a matter of time before Pete Rose chimed in about the ongoing drama surrounding baseball superstar Shohei Ohtani and his former interpreter Ippei Mizuhara, who is alleged to have stolen $4.5 million from Ohtani to cover his own gambling debt. Rose, the all-time Major League Baseball hit king, commented on the matter in what appeared to be a sarcastic manner in a video that was posted to Instagram and spread across social media. “Well, back in the 70s and 80s I wish I’d had an interpreter. I’d be scott-free,” Rose said in the 21-second clip. Rose is...
  • M. Emmet Walsh, ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘Knives Out’ Actor, Dead at 88

    03/23/2024 5:16:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 20, 2024 | Erin Keller
    M. Emmet Walsh, the character actor known for his roles in films such as “Blade Runner” and “Knives Out,” has died. He was 88. Walsh’s longtime manager, Sandy Joseph, confirmed to The Post that Walsh died Tuesday of cardiac arrest at Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, Vermont. When asked about his career, Walsh said, per Joseph’s release, “I approach each job thinking it might be my last so it better be the best work possible. I want to be remembered as a working actor. I’m being paid for what I’d do for nothing.”
  • Philippines Accuses China of Water Cannon Attack on Supply Vessel

    03/23/2024 7:27:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 23 Mar 2024
    The Philippines accused the China Coast Guard of blocking a Filipino supply vessel and damaging it with water cannon on Saturday morning (Mar 23) off a remote and contested South China Sea reef. The Philippine military said the nearly hour-long attack occurred off Second Thomas Shoal, where Chinese ships have unleashed water cannon and collided with Filipino vessels in similar stand-offs in recent months. The military released video clips that showed a white ship repeatedly dousing another vessel sailing alongside it with a water cannon. One clip showed two white ships simultaneously firing water at the same vessel.
  • A New Warning to Bali Tourists: ‘Stay Away From Civet Coffee,’ Says PETA

    03/23/2024 5:48:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | FRI, MAR 8
    If the idea of drinking civet cat coffee, which is made from feces from the Asian palm civet, is a turn-off, there may be yet another reason to rethink the drink. This week, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) issued a warning aimed at tourists in Bali after an investigator showed undercover footage of how the civet cat excrement, containing partially digested coffee beans, is obtained. The video showed the animals confined to cages encrusted with feces, dirt and decomposing coffee berries, many with open wounds, according to PETA. The footage was obtained through undercover work conducted by...
  • More Women Are Drinking Themselves Sick. The Biden Administration Is Concerned.

    03/23/2024 7:12:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 79 replies
    CBS News ^ | 3/21 | Lauren Sausser
    When Karla Adkins looked in the rearview mirror of her car one morning nearly 10 years ago, she noticed the whites of her eyes had turned yellow. She was 36 at the time and working as a physician liaison for a hospital system on the South Carolina coast, where she helped build relationships among doctors. Privately, she had struggled with heavy drinking since her early 20s, long believing that alcohol helped calm her anxieties. She understood that the yellowing of her eyes was evidence of jaundice. Even so, the prospect of being diagnosed with alcohol-related liver disease wasn't her first...
  • Historic crackdown on gas cars will ensure two-thirds of vehicles will be electric, hybrid by 2032 after Biden admin finalizes new rule

    03/23/2024 5:26:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 88 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 20, 2024 | Diana Glebova
    The Biden administration finalized its crackdown on gas cars Wednesday, with the Environmental Protection Agency announcing drastic climate regulations meant to ensure more than two-thirds of passenger cars and light trucks sold by 2032 are electric or hybrid vehicles. The EPA rule imposes strict limits on tailpipe pollution, limits the agency says can be met if 56% of new vehicles sold in the US are electric by eight years from now, along with 13% that are plug-in hybrids or other partially electric cars. That would be a huge increase over current EV sales, which rose to 7.6% of new vehicle...
  • Mitch McConnell’s billionaire sister-in-law Angela Chao was drunk when she backed Tesla into pond and died: police

    03/23/2024 5:37:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 20, 2024 | Georgia Worrell, Patrick Reilly
    Angela Chao, the billionaire sister-in-law of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, was drunk when she accidentally reversed her Tesla into a pond on a Texas ranch and died last month, according to police. The revelation was detailed in a report released Wednesday by the Blanco County Sheriff’s Office, which said Chao’s blood alcohol level was nearly three times the state’s legal limit when she backed her car into the pond while making a three-point turn. The sheriff’s office investigation determined Chao’s Feb. 10 death was “an unfortunate accident,” according to the report.
  • Greg Lee, Singer of Influential L.A. Ska Band Hepcat, Dies at 54

    03/23/2024 5:58:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/19 | Jessica Lipsky
    Greg Lee, co-lead singer of stalwart L.A. ska group Hepcat, died March 19. He was 54. Lee suffered a brain aneurysm followed by cardiac arrest on March 17 at his home in Paramount; he died in a hospital. Hepcat was slated to perform at the highly anticipated SoCal festival No Values at the Pomona Fairplex on June 8. "He has touched the lives and hearts of so many people all around the world through music and travel. His songs with Hepcat helped so many of us in both joyous and even depressing times. He has inspired so many to create,...
  • Deepfakes are still new, but 2024 could be the year they have an impact on elections

    03/23/2024 6:01:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 24 Mar 2024 | Eileen Culloty
    As technology has advanced, AI-generated deepfakes have become more convincing, says disinformation researcher Eileen Culloty.Disinformation caught many people off guard during the 2016 Brexit referendum and US presidential election. Since then, a mini-industry has developed to analyse and counter it. Yet despite that, we have entered 2024 - a year of more than 40 elections worldwide - more fearful than ever about disinformation. In many ways, the problem is more challenging than it was in 2016. Advances in technology since then are one reason for that, in particular the development that has taken place with synthetic media, otherwise known as...
  • Texas Man Somehow Gets On Airplane Without Ticket

    03/23/2024 6:14:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 3/21 | Andy Kalmowitz
    He used a kid's boarding pass to get on the flight, but flight attendants soon realized he didn't belong.A Delta passenger from Texas somehow managed to use a child’s boarding pass to get on a flight from Salt Lake City, Utah to Austin, Texas; flight attendants caught onto his little scheme after he hid in multiple bathrooms shortly before takeoff. Salt Lake City police arrested Wicliff Fleurizard on March 17 after he was removed from Flight 1683. Fleurizard managed to board the Airbus A320 and stayed in the front lavatory for an extended period of time, according to USA Today....
  • California Town Swamped By 14,000 Abandoned Cars

    03/23/2024 6:19:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 3/21 | Ryan Erik King
    Oakland City Council approved funding to hire more tow companies and use the state DOT’s vacant lots.Oakland, California is struggling to deal with a deluge of abandoned vehicles across the city. According to the Oakland Department of Transportation, 13,856 cars were reported abandoned over a six-month period in 2023. The city ran out of space in its storage lots and is renting even more room to hold the excess. In total, Oakland is spending $1 million on storage. Anecdotally, car theft is the root of this problem. ABC7 Bay Area reports the Oakland Police Department will not respond to...
  • Bill Maher Slams Dems for ‘Pandering’ to Minority Voters With ‘Identity Politics’: ‘It’s Not Working’

    03/23/2024 6:26:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 23, 2024 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    “Real Time” host Bill Maher closed his show on Friday night scorching Democrats for “pandering” to minority groups for votes, telling them the time of relying on “identity politics” to win elections is over. “I do give a s–t about who wins the next election. And outdated racial pandering is one reason Democrats lose elections,” Maher told viewers. “When Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi put on Kente cloth, I don’t think it earned them one vote for their powerful emotional ties to Ghana.” “Here in California, we’re now segregating kidnapping. Really. California doesn’t just have AMBER alerts for missing children....
  • Mayor Adams Breaks Bread With Drug Dealers at Burger King That’s Become ‘Open-Air Drug Bazaar’

    03/23/2024 6:29:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 23, 2024 | Kathianne Boniello
    Mayor Adams broke bread with a crew of loiterers and alleged drug dealers who have been using a Burger King blocks from City Hall as their headquarters, a witness to the unusual Whopper summit told The Post. Hizzoner even apparently offered them jobs — and was offered ganja himself, the witness said. The day after The Post exposed the rowdy miscreants who prompted a fed-up resident to file a $15 million lawsuit against the fast food joint, Adams rolled up to 106 Fulton St. in a black suburban last Sunday at about 2 p.m. He walked inside the Burger King,...
  • I fell in love with a death row killer when I was just 24

    03/23/2024 6:36:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 23, 2024 | Claudia Poposk
    A woman has revealed the moment she fell for a death-row inmate, before spiraling into a life of drugs. Benjamin Ritchie was driving a stolen van in 2000 when a police officer saw him and gave chase. After wrecking the van, Ritchie fired five shots. One of the bullets killed the cop. SNIP While living on death row, Ritchie appeared in a YouTube documentary, where he caught the eye of Ivana, then 24. She decided to write to him and from there, romance blossomed. SNIP Her own father spent time in jail during her youth.