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Comment by the Collector In Chief

ENDNOTE: Perhaps “We, The Sheeple” are finally waking up

2016-Jul-23

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/06/no_author/worldwide-populist-revolt/

Worldwide Popular Revolt Confirmed by Brexit Vote
By Rick Moran American Thinker
June 25, 2016

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Britain is leaving the European Union. But that reality doesn’t begin to tell the story of the larger historical forces at work that are reshaping global politics, the global economy, and global culture and have been for much of the last decade.

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People are finally beginning to wake up?

We can’t overlook that Joe Sixpack has been getting the short end of the stick for a long time.

Sorry, but it’s about time.

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ENDNOTE: Catholic-bashing sitcom The Real O’Neals

2016-Jul-16

http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tim-graham/2016/06/25/bozell-graham-column-loose-lips-could-sink-gay-ships

Bozell & Graham Column: Loose Lips Could Sink Gay Ships
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | June 25, 2016 | 8:01 AM EDT

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After weeks of indecision, ABC decided on May 12 it would renew the Catholic-bashing sitcom The Real O’Neals, loosely based on the childhood of vehement gay sex columnist Dan Savage.

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Great. Tell me again how there’s no war of faith, Christianity, or Catholics?

Sorry, but EVERYONE should be calling, tweeting, facebooking, and yelping … … on ABC and Walt Disney.

Where is the overwhelming outrage?

Can you imagine a Moslem sitcom like this?

Argh!

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ENDNOTE: The fix is in

2016-Jul-09

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/fbi-recommends-no-charges-against-clinton-in-email-probe-225102

FBI recommends no charges against Clinton in email probe
By Nick Gass
07/05/16 11:18 AM EDT

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“Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case. Prosecutors necessarily weigh a number of factors before deciding whether to bring charges,” Comey

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SO the fix is in. Everyone gets paid off! Disgraceful. I expected more of a son of a Jasper.

There is no “justice” any more in the USA.

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ENDNOTE: I will defend to the death your rights

2016-Jul-02

Dear CV Friend, 

There is no tip toeing around this.

It’s time to be blunt.

Early Sunday morning, 49 of our fellow Americans were killed by a purportedly gay, radical Islamist, who pledged allegiance to ISIS. The killer scoped several locations for his heinous crime, including Disney World where tens of thousands of families visit every day. He ultimately committed his crime at a gay night club.   

Shamefully, in the days since the massacre, partisan ideologues have used the mass-murder to demonize Christians, gun owners, and anyone who doesn’t fully embrace the radical LGBT agenda.

…and it’s not just the ACLU.

Several of our own Bishops are engaging in this madness.

This is disgraceful. And wrong.

Every person killed in Orlando was made in the image and likeness of God. Human dignity does not stop at the doorstep of a gay night club. Each of the victims was loved by God beyond measure.

Not a single Catholic has celebrated this crime. Not one Catholic voice has called for violence against gay and lesbian people. But now, an increasing number of leaders are attempting to exploit the terrorist attack in Orlando to advance political agendas — and they are even blaming us!

Don’t believe me? Consider just these few examples:

    • Bishop Robert Lynch of St. Petersburg, Florida, wrote in a national editorial: “sadly it is religion, including our own, which targets, mostly verbally, and also often breeds contempt for gays, lesbians and transgender people. Attacks today on LGBT men and women often plant the seed of contempt, then hatred, which can ultimately lead to violence.” Link.

    • A New York Times editorial today: “…lawmakers who have actively championed discriminatory laws and policies, and those who have quietly enabled them with votes, should force themselves to read the obituaries and look at the photos. The 49 people killed in Orlando were victims of a terrorist attack. But they also need to be remembered as casualties of a society where hate has deep roots.” Link.

    • Chase Strangio, a lawyer for the ACLU’s LGBT & AIDS Project: “The Christian Right has introduced 200 anti-LGBT bills in the last six months and people blaming Islam for this. No. You know what is gross – your thoughts and prayers and Islamophobia after you created this anti-queer climate.” Link.

  • Virginia Congressman Don Beyer claimed if you oppose transgender bathrooms, you are part of the problem. “Hatred breeds hatred… we are not blameless.” he said. Link.
Did you get that? You and I are partly to blame for Orlando.

Catholics who believe in the natural institution of marriage and the intrinsic beauty and complementarity of men and women, and who desire to protect women and children from predators in public restrooms helped fuel this terrorist attack? This is outrageous.

This is nothing more than the shameless exploitation of a terrible terrorist attack to fuel hatred of anyone that believes in the time-honored institution of marriage, and traditional sexual morality.

What happened in Orlando was an act of terrorism, fueled by a radical ideology and carried out by a mad man. To suggest that faithful Catholics helped encourage this attack is beyond disgraceful.

We will not stand for it. And neither should you.

I am asking every CV member to write or call Bishop Lynch in St. Petersburg today.

Ask him to clarify his comments, which suggest that Catholic teaching on marriage and sexuality somehow “breeds contempt for gays.” Ask him to consider issuing a public clarification.

CONTACT INFO:

Bishop Robert Lynch
Diocese of St. Petersburg
P.O. Box 40200
St. Petersburg, FL 33743-0200
Phone: 727-344-1611
Fax: 727-345-2143
Email: communicate@dosp.org

Please do not personally attack the Bishop. He remains a shepherd of the Church. However, we must defend our rights as Catholics to follow the teachings of our Church — and respond together to the insinuation that doing so leads to violence.

We ask you to be charitable, but firm.

Someone has to stand up.

If not us, who?

 
 
Brian

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I’m sorry but I don’t agree with the Bishop, the NY Times, or the ACLU.

LGBT is “collectivist” concept. I think their are only HUMAN rights. Everyone has that same rights.

To be left alone in peace.

I don’t have to approve their choices in lifestyle. But by the same token, I don’t need them to approve mine either.

As a little L libertarian, if we would just get back to, as Jason Stapleton phrases it, “limited government, individualism, tolerance, peace, and free markets”, then we’d see that the self-ownership principle would allows one to make their own choices and defend themselves.

I no more hate LGBTs than I do Liberals, Conservative, Democrats, or Republicans.

I may disagree vehemently with them and their choices, but I’ll defend them and their rights.

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” — often misattributed to Voltaire 

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ENDNOTE: Responding to the Orlando terrorism

2016-Jun-25

Prompted by a Catholic Vote email

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Our prayers today are for all the victims and their families in Orlando.

Words are difficult in the aftermath of events such as this.

Pope Francis immediately condemned the “homicidal folly and senseless hatred” of the attack.

And yet, within hours, the political knives were quickly unleashed. Left wing partisans predictably blamed “automatic weapons” and inadequate gun control, while some (including an ACLU lawyer) blamed Christians and our fidelity to the institution of marriage. 

Others rightfully called for prayers for the victims and their families and mourning for the loss of life. Many expressed unity and resolve in stopping the threat of Islamic terrorism.

This much seems clear: we are facing an existential threat in the form of Islamic terrorism. This was an attack on innocent victims in Orlando, and the second major attack in six months by a person connected to ISIS. Murder is murder, no matter who is targeted. This attack killed 49 people and injured many more at a gay night club. It was perpetrated by a man connected with a radical movement that continues to torture and murder Christians overseas, including countless women and children every week.

So what can be done? What should we do as Catholics and as citizens? 

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I’d point to the US foreign policy as the root cause of these troubles.

If “we” continue the way we have been going, then the attacks will just become more frequent and earlier.

We need to be more like Switzerland and mind our own business.

IMHO

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ENDNOTE: Catholic Church spent $2M to block child-sex law reform

2016-Jun-18

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/catholic-church-hired-lobby-firms-block-n-y-kid-rape-laws-article-1.2655010

EXCLUSIVE: Catholic Church spent $2M on major N.Y. lobbying firms to block child-sex law reform
BY KENNETH LOVETTNEW YORK DAILY NEWS ALBANY BUREAU CHIEF
Monday, May 30, 2016, 9:16 PM

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All told, the conference spent more than $2.1 million on lobbying from 2007 through the end of 2015, state records show. That does not include the conference’s own internal lobbying team.

Filings show the lobbyists were retained, in part, to work on issues associated with “statute of limitations” and “timelines for commencing certain civil actions related to sex offenses.” Other issues included parochial school funding and investment tax credits.

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I don’t know more than what is written in the article, but at the very least the “optics” are terrible.

How far has the Church “leadership” strayed from the ideal?

Argh!

I’m again speechless.

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ENDNOTE: All engineers go to Heaven

2016-Jun-11

FROM MY “OLD” FRIEND

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From:
Date: May 28, 2016 at 2:50:01 PM EDT
To:
Subject: Fw: Engineers

An Engineer dies and goes to Hell.  

Dissatisfied with the level of comfort, he starts designing and building improvements.  After a while, Hell has air conditioning, flush toilets and escalators.  The engineer is a pretty popular guy. 

One day God calls and asks Satan, “So, how’s it going down there?” Satan says, “Hey things are going great.  We’ve got air conditioning and flush toilets and escalators, and there’s no telling what this engineer is going to come up with next.” 

God is horrified.  “What? You’ve got an engineer?  That’s a mistake; he should never have gone down there! You know all engineers go to Heaven.  Send him up here!”

Satan says, “No way.  I like having an engineer on the staff. I’m keeping him.” 

God says, “Send him back up here or I’ll sue.” “Yeah, right,”

Satan laughs, “and where are you going to get a lawyer?” 

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I thought this was funny, EXCEPT he consistently misspelled “injineer”.

Glad to know that ALL injineers go to heaven. (Read it on the inet so it must be true!)

I was worried up to now.

FJR LOL

Dona Nobis Pacem

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