Dec 2, 2013 at 18:20:19
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“I come to this site to read. If you want to do broadcast video journalism get a cable channel. If you must post video interviews at least provide a transcipt as a story. ”
Erik Chapman on Dec 3, 2013 at 00:24:15
“One of my pet peeves as well. People talk at what, 120 words per minute? I can read at over 600 words a minute and with skimming to the most relevant material go a lot faster than that. Video just slows me down and they always think they're more clever than they are so listening is tedious.”
“When I was in College a group of us formed a Children's Theater Group which performed variations of various Fairy Tales. We performed for Grammar Schools and Children's Groups around the County.
There were not enough women in the group to appear in all the female roles, and in the Cinderella story I (a male with a prominent mustache) wore a skirt and a headscarf as one of Cinderella's three sisters.
I always got a good laugh and no one ever found my "cross dressing" for a role on stage immoral or abhorrent.
I supposed that small minded people with a obsessive prurient viewpoint would have found that performance objectionable.
Faith A Adams on Dec 2, 2013 at 05:12:57
“In Shakespeare's theatre there were no actresses, boys played the female roles. This is nothing new or outrageous.”
colbey on Dec 2, 2013 at 01:20:59
“was that awhile ago? because it seems like now, there would have been a few (or one) parent protesting to the school board, and starting some online petition, demanding that their precious child/ren be protected from such horrors by denying every child the right to experience it.”
1.Informal exhibiting unusual idiosyncrasies of personality; quirky; eccentric 2.Informal attractive or provocative in a bizarre way kinky clothes 3.Slang given to unusual, abnormal, or deviant sexual practices 4. tangled or tightly looped, as a wire or rope 5. tightly curled, as hair Perhaps you should buy an new dictionary as the one that you reference seems a bit close minded to actual definitions, as do you.
rhinowife on Nov 30, 2013 at 17:13:40
“Seriously? The male singer is wearing boxers and the longest red boots I've ever seen. Never mind the word "kinky", even the imagery is sexual in nature. I understand the need for tolerance and acceptance, but I don't agree that it should to be done with sexual undertones during family programming. Some street walkers wear tall red boots to attract their johns. Should we be more tolerant of them too? I think you are the one who is very closed minded.”
Darkman30 on Nov 30, 2013 at 16:37:57
“The bondage-esque type costumes they were sporting seems invoke the sexual definition.”
“"Six months into his papacy, Pope Francis sent shock waves through the Roman Catholic church on Thursday with the publication of his remarks that the church had grown “obsessed” with abortion, gay marriage and contraception, and that he had chosen not to talk about those issues despite recriminations from critics. His surprising comments came in a lengthy interview in which he criticized the church for putting dogma before love, and for prioritizing moral doctrines over serving the poor and marginalized. He articulated his vision of an inclusive church, a “home for all” ......" http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/20/world/europe/pope-bluntly-faults-churchs-focus-on-gays-and-abortion.html?_r=0 The Cardinal seems to be ignoring the suggestions of his Pope. ”
indy100 on Dec 2, 2013 at 19:50:47
“Perhaps the Cardinal should be "fired" and sent out into the real world where people get real jobs and pay their own way in life instead of being supported by others.........”
ajc2 on Dec 1, 2013 at 05:30:48
“The Bishop is not "ignoring" the comments, nor do the comments of Francis mean "We shall ignore any and all actions that may be sin." The term used was "fixate". The Church is not going to change its position on the dignity of human life nor on the nature of sin. It is clear that the majority of those who vilify the Church, and its members, must apply a social standard to those things long held as Dogma by the Catholic Church. Marriage, as an example, is a Sacrament in the Church, not a voidable contract as in society.
The Cardinal is not ignoring Francis statements, he is implementing them.”
charleyzencat on Dec 1, 2013 at 02:33:31
“I'm an older, well educated, straight Caucasian male who is a practicing Catholic. I don't support gay marriage. I'd like to point out that the Pope's comments in no way authorize or legitimize gay marriage. If you believe that well that is your delusion. I agree that the whole gay marriage debate is one big marketing campaign. It's not about human rights. It's about money, votes and sex. The human rights angle is there only to give legitimacy to the baser instincts. There is no evidence whatsoever that gay marriage is something positive for society and is something that should be legalized. No proof at at all except here say and public opinion. And neither of those is acceptable as evidence in a court of law. Further there are no precedents---no physiological, psychological, sociological, or cultural precedents that indicate gay marriage is a behavior that society should promote.. And there is a great deal of "negative evidence"---biological, moral and social that a significant number of people in the past and present disagree with the idea of gay marriage. And what are all these "polls" that seem to show that gay marriage is a "popular opinion"? As I've said before popular opinion is easily manipulated. I can just as easily say and I believe my opinion has more truth to it that if a proper, fair and scientific survey were done of the entire United States that gay marriage would lose by a two to one margin. Enough said.”
HonestyUSA on Nov 30, 2013 at 18:23:43
“The Holy Father does not condone abortion or contraception he declares it is not the only desecration against of life we should be addressing. Abortion is desecration against life and places man before God. There are many other issues against life including many health and insurance issues.”
PeopleB4Profit on Nov 30, 2013 at 17:38:15
“Pope Francis is setting a great example for Christians and All Peoples of the world. my concern; is how are the haters (fox-rush-beck-tea party-Heritage...) going to use this to "divide and conquer" (scott walker quoted here not Napoleon) us even more. Faith (their warped version the only one) has been one of the dividers. If Catholics start marching to this new beat how will they them? Imagine a church that loves.”
cellerdoor on Nov 30, 2013 at 14:14:20
“Not in the least.
You are not reading these articles carefully. You are part of the deception.”
gal416 on Nov 30, 2013 at 13:36:53
“"which he criticized the church for putting dogma before love"
All truth is dogmatic but not all dogma is truth. Jesus said, "I am the truth."”
owlbreath on Nov 30, 2013 at 13:33:11
“And then the new Pope excommunicated a gay priest.”
Tim Daro on Nov 30, 2013 at 13:31:05
“You completely misread the Pope's comments, IF you interpreted them to imply that the Church has changed its position on the oxymoronic notion of gay "marriage" or abortion or contraception. Love the sinner, hate the sin, has been taught since I was little and getting whacked about the head and knuckles by some wonderful nuns and priests! So yes, the Church is absolutely inclusive. All are welcomed. That does NOT equal anything goes! Cardinal isn't ignoring, he's clarifying. Of course, as an ad and PR guy, I would respectfully disagree with his assessment. America's moral decline and secular culture, not the force of the argument or even the marketing moolah, won the day.”
FamerJones on Nov 30, 2013 at 13:26:04
“Did not Cardinal Dolan attend Republican Convention?
He happens to be bishop in my diocese but I despise Catholic leaders that line themselves with godless republicanism of today. I love Pope Francis for espousing true Catholic Christian attitude toward the ways in modern life. If the Catholic Church is to survive and stay relevant in people's lives it must become living church serving and aiding majority of people and not sitting on the dais of the mighty.”
rayce444 on Nov 30, 2013 at 13:23:06
“Excellent post and the truth.”
NeoConsAreFinished on Nov 30, 2013 at 13:19:28
“"Suggestions" . Not a change in the stance of the church on gays.
Francine may be for the poor but he is against women and gays.”
bear1424 on Nov 30, 2013 at 12:43:53
“First, the NYT is not an authoritative mouthpiece for the Church. Francis never Criticized the Church in any such way. The Church is inclusive,however, there are people , who think they or the church has the authority to change Scripture. No one has that authority since Scripture belongs to God and not people. You view the Obsession from the wrong angle. This has risen to obsession due to the many who believe that the Church is required to accept their life styles, that are clearly against Scripture, for their own sake. They scream and Kick and attempt to drag, but there will be no dragging. Loving someone does not require acceptance of what is wrong, nor does tolerance require acceptance, they are not one in the same. Your second paragraph above is total spin.
But I understand your post to this issue, you are a political pundit, not a Biblical scholar.”
Flowerchild2 on Nov 30, 2013 at 12:30:03
“Worse - they are in total defiance of the Pope.”
Syllogizer on Nov 30, 2013 at 12:17:38
“That is certainly not the way it seems to me. I am also quite sure that is not the way it seems to Cardinal Dolan, who has a demonstrated capacity to understand the nuances you missed.”
jogjog on Nov 30, 2013 at 12:17:38
“They both seem to be ignoring the bible.”
Razpooten on Nov 30, 2013 at 12:08:44
“Six months in his papacy the pope had done nothing decisively but give lip service to critical issues while completely ignoring one that eats at the church from within, the sex scandal; he has been mum about it.”
David in Dallas on Nov 30, 2013 at 12:04:21
“But you forget that the new "liberal" pope subsequently excommunicated an Australian priest for conducting gay marriages, In the Church, the more things change, the more they remain the same. The Catholic Church has become a collection of beautiful museums filled with men wearing ancient clothing.”
Joseph Westfall on Nov 30, 2013 at 11:58:46
“just like the Gilardis and their Lawyers
United States Court of Appeals
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT
Argued September 24, 2013 Decided November 1, 2013
FRANCIS A. GILARDI, ET AL.,
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN
SERVICES, ET AL.
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Admittedly, there is a certain theological congruence to Townley’s characterization. The Bible says “faith without works is dead.” James 2:26 (King James). As amici point out, not only are Catholic employers morally responsible for the management of their companies, “instructing or encouraging someone else to commit a wrongful act is itself a grave moral wrong—i.e., ‘scandal’—under Catholic
doctrine.” Br. of Catholic Theologians at 3. Thus, amici reason, “the Mandate thrusts Catholic employers into a ‘perfect storm’ of moral complicity in the forbidden actions.” Br. of Catholic Theologians
yet BY JESUS
MATTHEW 5:25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him;
lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge,
and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.”
SFCpdx on Nov 30, 2013 at 11:57:41
“Why they aren't focusing on shoring up the marriage bond and family cohesion of their flock instead of wasting valuable resources on breaking up others' is beyond me. 28% of catholic marriages end in divorce.”
EqualTime on Nov 30, 2013 at 11:54:41
“My thoughts exactly. Cardinal could have chosen to follow the Pope's lead, but instead doubled down that the Church's anti-gay stance is correct, it' just that with all of the Church's resources, it's just not getting the message out correctly - it couldn't be that a majority of us understand it, we just don't agree with it.”
“Of course the TEA/GOP want to stall the Federal Reserve chairman nomination. It's the continuation of their efforts (and agenda) to consistently destabilize the economy so that we are unable to achieve economic recovery. ”
ds3inc on Nov 11, 2013 at 00:29:21
“Just another woman that will be in front of a congressional panel some day, are you seeing a pattern here. Hmmmmm”
csp829 on Nov 10, 2013 at 20:30:10
“Why not keep the 85 Billion a month being put into the stock market. Who cares if we go broke”
Nov 9, 2013 at 18:52:09
HuffPost Live 321
“In April 1975, a Communist group known as the Khmer Rouge, led by Pol Pot, seized control of Cambodia, renaming the country Democratic Kampuchea. Over four years, the Khmer Rouge killed more than 1.7 million people through work, starvation and torture. http://www.hmh.org/ed_Genocide_Cambodia.shtml Between April and June 1994, an estimated 800,000 Rwandans were killed in the space of 100 days. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13431486 Genocide did not end with the end of World War II.
SlammoFandango on Nov 10, 2013 at 02:09:24
“Ah, hell. The United States, as admitted to by then Secretary of State Madeline Albright, caused the deaths of no less than half a million Iraqi children and as many more Iraqi adults in the 90's at a time most Americans didn't even think we were at war. Economic sanctions, blockades of medical supplies and destruction of infrastructure needed for sanitation and clean water proved just as deadly as any death camps. And then it was after 2003, the US killed at least that many more innocent innocent Iraqi civilians yet again.
Like all wars that come with excuses of differences between people based upon ethnic, religious, or ideological differences, that Post Gulf War-Pre Iraq war genocide was motivated by the lust for controlling wealth because the leadership of Iraq during that time was threatening dollar hegemony by selling oil for means other than that of the petrodollar, which is a proprietary instrument of lending controlled by the private banking entities that influence this country no less than that which was wielded by the corporatists that influenced Germany back in the 40's.
Not only haven't we learned anything, we haven't even been paying attention to what has happened in our own lifetimes to know why things are as they are now.”
CubnKira on Nov 10, 2013 at 01:01:48
“And do not forget the genocide at Darfur done by the muslims while the worthless UN did nothing of substance.”
VPerry24 on Nov 9, 2013 at 20:41:39
“...and we killed 13 million Vietnamese over the conflict period and no one talks about that. Glad I read that somewhere. Iraq had 28 million people in 2003 and in 2006 only 22 million.”
freshie on Nov 9, 2013 at 20:38:49
“it's been on repeat for over a 100,000 years.”
BlackWidowPilot on Nov 9, 2013 at 19:34:07
“Nor did it begin with the Nazis, nor did it begin with the deliberate campaign of conquest and destruction of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, citizen.
That being said, I refuse to despair, and I refuse to give up on our still very young species.
“Cisco's ISL spanning tree "glitch" (which brought down several NY Bank trading floor networks for significant periods of time sporadically) was not resolved for several years after it was first discovered. Final resolution was a new design and technology methodology several years later. ”
“When new large corporate systems that implement a new corporate methodology go "on-line" they usually have significant glitches initially that take a few months to resolve. Usually every new release of the system also has lesser glitches, which take less time to resolve. If Cisco Systems was thrown out of organizations for not meeting promised feature release deadlines or sending out IOS releases that had bugs, John Chambers would have been fired in the 1990s and they'd be out of business today. ”
mauibob on Oct 30, 2013 at 11:20:46
“Can you give us an example of even one "glitch" that was not resolved within 30 days from Cisco or any other major rollout?”
“Nothing in there about the "Dems said there wasn't enough work for a new judge". It talks about how several of the DC appellate nominees were in the long term confirmed under the "Gang of 14" agreement. So, I guess you're just blowing smoke like most of you Right Wingers. ”
Oct 30, 2013 at 00:58:14
“Are you self medicated or just so blinded by Right Wing dogma that you trip over simple facts? SAG-AFTRA has always had reasonably affordable Health Insurance for all of it's members who meet the work requirements to qualify to join the plan, as well as an employer funded retirement plan.
Ms. Sommers has been a member of that Union for decades.”