Friday, August 17, 2007
Critics fear superhighway to integration
Security beefed up for 'Three Amigos Summit'
Senior U.S. delegation schedules Press Conference in Canada's capital August 20, in solidarity with activists against the SPP
On Eve of SPP Summit, 110,000 Citizens Sign Petition Opposing Move to North American Union
SPP is public. By that alone, it cannot be seen as a secret agreement secretly arrived at. I won’t waste time on conspiracy theorists – they who smell treason everywhere. But when, with the help of the Freedom of Information Act, Judicial Watch can uncover official memos talking of the likely need for "stealth" to make SPP acceptable to Canadian, American and Mexican publics, it’s time to insist on openness.
McManus Goes to Canada with Anti-SPP Delegation (John Birch Society)
"We're not interpreting [the Gospel] in the terms that Christ wanted us to and that is in our attitude of loving other people, and especially loving those who are below our status and people who are suffering," Bishop Manning said.
"Intimate contact between priest and people is lacking to some extent. We've become too professional; too administrative. And I include myself in that. The role of the bishop has become very much centred in his chancery office whereas, what was Christ's attitude to all this? He was out there with the people all the time. I think we've lost that very important contact between the shepherd and his people.
"We've become a middle class church we've lost the poor people out of our schools “ we've become too middle class; our schools have become too costly “ and, to me, that's telling a story right through the church. We are neglecting the poor and the needy."
"My conclusion is that as we climb up the social ladder and become nice and comfortable in our lives with money and affluence and everything else we don't need God. I think this is what has happened in many of our parishes," Bishop Manning said.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
"the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which is an agency of the United Nations, has awarded Digital Angel a tender to microchip llamas in Peru. The IAEA wants to ensure the llama population remains unaffected from nearby nuclear power plants. The initial order calls for 1,000 microchips and two readers."
Peruvian llamas to be guinea pigs
Getting those chips in the llamas could be tricky, the newspaper noted, since animal experts say the woolly beasts of burden, weighing up to 500 pounds, are known to spit and bite. Llamas have a reputation for being quick learners and are "extremely curious and alert."