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Saturday, August 25, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Quebec police forced to own up to use of agent provocateurs at summit protestEarlier Friday, the union president who exposed undercover cops posing as protesters at the summit said the controversy is distracting the public from the real issue.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
St. Michael the Archangel in ice statue form!
Go St. Michael the Archangel!
Without the burden of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of grace. The gift of grace increases as the struggles increase. ~St. Rose of Lima
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
I, (name), a faithless sinner, renew and ratify today in your hands,
In the presence of all the heavenly court, I choose you this day for my Mother and Queen. I deliver and consecrate to you, as your slave, my body and soul, my goods, both interior and exterior, and even the value of all my good actions, past, present, and future; leaving to you the entire and full right of disposing of me, and all that belongs to me, without exception, according to your good pleasure, for the greater glory of God, in time and eternity.
– St. Louis Marie de Montfort
The capsules can migrate around the body or bury themselves deep in the arm. When that happens, a sensor X-ray and monitors are needed to locate the chip, and a plastic surgeon must cut away scar tissue that forms around the chip.
The relative permanence is a big reason why Marc Rotenberg, of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, is suspicious about the motives of the company, which charges $20 a year for customers to keep one its database a record of blood type, allergies, medications, driver's license data and living-will directives. For $80 a year, it will keep an individual's full medical history.
Conservative Leaders Plead To Bush: No North American Union
The NAFTA Superhighway
Barlow pleased as CEOs urge input from legislatures in SPP
SPP Summit Ends with ‘Conspiracy’ Denial
Trade Partnership Sparks Backlash
Reminder:Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit Seeking Access to Security and Prosperity Partnership Advisory Group Meetings and Records
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
John F. McManus: SPP is Part of Building an EU for the Western ...
Bush Says Keeping Trade Flowing Essential to Economy
Harper, Bush agree to disagree on Arctic as summit ends
Illegal Presence in US Not Necessarily A Crime, Court Says
Montebello: Stop on the Road to North American Union?
Leading Conservatives Denounce Bush on 'North American Union'
Secrecy reigns as SPP agenda moves forward
Update: YouTube - Clergy Response Teams
Monday, August 20, 2007
Without neglecting the valid point that good fiction need not be overtly Christian, need not be religious at all, we might ponder a little the fact that the central metaphor and plot engines of the series are activities (witchcraft and sorcery) absolutely prohibited by God. We might also consider for a moment the fact that no sane parents would give their children books which portrayed a set of “good” pimps and prostitutes valiantly fighting a set of “bad” pimps and prostitutes, and using the sexual acts of prostitution as the thrilling dynamic of the story. By the same token we should ask ourselves why we continue to imbibe large doses of poison in our cultural consumption, as if this were reasonable and normal living, as if the presence of a few vegetables floating in a bowl of arsenic soup justifies the long-range negative effects of our diet.
Indeed, even by loving our enemies—at least by trying to learn to love them, and by believing that it is right to do so. With grace this is possible. But selective love (coupled with selective hatred) does not lead to freedom. It is the feelings of love without the substance of love, the feelings of freedom without the foundations of freedom. If God is the absent father—or the father who perhaps never existed—the hero and his readers are left only with such emotions, their hooked loyalties, their love of the self’s insatiable appetites, which they feel cannot be denied without a killing curse of self-annihilation. That is why so many people cling fiercely to the “values” in the Potter books while ignoring the interwoven undermining of those very values. That is why the defenders of Potterworld exhibit such adamancy, frequently outrage, against critics. According to their perceptions, the critics of Potterworld are the enemies of freedom and identity.