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January 31st, 2013 [Feast of St. John Bosco]
Report No. 1
considering dropping nationwide ban on gay members, leaders. (1)
The Boy Scouts of America
is considering dropping a
longtime ban on gay members, leaving such membership and
leadership decisions up to local sponsors.
"The BSA is discussing potentially removing the national membership
restriction regarding sexual orientation,'' spokesman Deron Smith said
in a statement obtained by FoxNews.com. "This would mean there
would no longer be any national policy regarding sexual orientation,
but that the chartered organizations that oversee and deliver Scouting
would accept membership and select leaders consistent with their
organization's mission, principles or religious beliefs."
Unfortunately this will not stop sexual
either) but will serve to promote homosexuality. I still think that the
policy, here and elsewhere, is "Don't
ask; don't tell
Fox News Reports
Report No. 2
Egypt Army Chief's
Ominous Warning: 'State Collapse'. (1)
As violent clashes in Egypt continue
for a sixth day, the Army chief of staff has a dire warning for
protesters: If there is no
reconciliation, Egypt could see the "collapse of the state."
Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi also wrote on the official Army Facebook page
today that any attacks on state institutions will be seen as a "serious
matter that harms Egyptian national security and the future of Egypt,"
the New York Times reports.
The comments reflect the
Army's increasing impatience and concern over the situation, but
Reuters notes that it's unlikely the Army wants to take back the power
it held while Hosni Mubarak was in power and, briefly, after he was
removed from power. The death toll over the past week has hit at least
52, and protesters in three
Suez Canal cities are defiantly ignoring the curfew set by President
Mohamed Morsi by thronging in the streets after 9pm.
And in Cairo, masked men stormed a luxury hotel's lobby last night -
and the hotel live-tweeted the whole thing. No one was seriously hurt.
The Egyptian liberation from the "Mubarak
yoke" brings to mind the "liberation" of Africa from its "colonial
When will the West look at: (a) Turkey to learn how to progress from a
totalitarian muslim yoke - the Ottoman Empire - to a democratic
Republic with a minimum backlash; (b) People's Republic of China to
how to progress from a brutal communist regime to a flourishing
Well, what can we expect? God gave the Catholic Administration forty
years of Don Bosco (2)
proving to that faithless lot that:
If we practice what Jesus taught,
we can even get the cooperation of one's enemies
and they still
get it..... and continue to wallow in darkness.
(2) Don Bosco's
January 30th, 2013
Report No. 1
Bird flu researchers
continue controversial work on lab-made strain. (1)
Bird flu researchers who halted
controversial studies on the deadly virus last year amid concerns their
work can be leaked to terrorists, now say they are resuming their
research as countries adopt new rules to ensure safety.
The outcry erupted when two
labs - in the Netherlands and the U.S. - reported they had created
easier-to-spread versions of bird flu (H5N1). Amid fierce debate
about the oversight of such research and whether it might aid
terrorists, those scientists voluntarily halted further work last
January - and more than three dozen of the world's leading flu
researchers signed on as well.
We see that all continues "on schedule".
Report No. 2
Asteroid Flyby. (1)
On Feb. 15th an asteroid about half the
size of a football field will
fly past Earth only 17,200 miles above our planet's surface. There's no danger of a collision,
but the space rock, designated 2012 DA14, has NASA's attention.
"This is a record-setting
close approach," says Don Yeomans of NASA's Near Earth Object
Program at JPL. "Since
regular sky surveys began in the 1990s, we've never seen an object this
big get so close to Earth."
2012 DA14 is a fairly typical near-Earth asteroid. It measures some 50
meters wide, neither very large nor very small, and is probably made of
stone, as opposed to metal or ice. Yeomans estimates that an asteroid like 2012 DA14 flies past Earth,
on average, every 40 years,
yet actually strikes our planet only every 1200 years or so.
The impact of a 50-meter asteroid is not cataclysmic - unless you
happen to be underneath it. Yeomans points out that a similar-sized
object formed the mile wide Meteor
Crater in Arizona when it struck about 50,000 years ago. "That
asteroid was made of iron," he says, "which made it an especially
Also, in 1908, something about the size of 2012 DA14 exploded in the
atmosphere above Siberia, leveling hundreds of square miles of forest.
Researchers are still studying the "Tunguska Event" for clues
to the impacting object.
"2012 DA14 will definitely
not hit Earth," emphasizes Yeomans. "The orbit of the asteroid
is known well enough to rule out an impact."
Sharing the news as a matter of general
information. If it hits the Earth or not is really not of our concern
. By now our readers
should be ready
to be struck in a moment's notice.
Whoever is not, should work
his/her level of denial.
NASA's reassurance that it "will definitely not hit Earth" is as valid
us as any politician's promise. That is - worthless.
Report No. 3
cannibalism fears amid claims starving people forced to desperate
Reports from inside the secretive
famine-hit pariah state, North Korea, claim a man has been executed
after murdering his two children for food. The grim suggestion
North Koreans are turning to cannibalism were reported by the Asia
Press, and published in the Sunday Times.
They claim a 'hidden famine' in the farming provinces of North and
South Hwanghae has killed 10,000 people, and there are fears that
cannibalism is spreading
throughout the country. One informant, based
in South Hwanghae, said: "In my village in May, a man who killed his
own two children and tried to eat them was executed by a firing squad.
"While his wife was away on business he killed his eldest daughter and,
because his son saw what he had done, he killed his son as well. When
the wife came home, he offered her food, saying: 'We have meat.' "But
his wife, suspicious, notified the Ministry of Public Security, which
led to the discovery of part of their children's bodies under the
Jiro Ishimaru, from Asia Press said: 'Particularly shocking were the
numerous testimonies that hit us about cannibalism.'
Sign of the times.... but you will hear those
in the State of Denial say that it has happened before..... which of
course, it has, i.e. the siege of Leningrad.
Brethren, we have news for all:
Everything has happened before
on this Earth. The key is
knowing how to
interpret the events repeating themselves today now and projecting
their effects for tomorrow.
January 29th, 2013
Report No. 1
over Mussolini defence. (1)
Silvio Berlusconi has sparked outrage among Italy's
political left by defending Mussolini at a commemoration
ceremony for Nazi Holocaust victims.
Speaking on the margins of the event in Milan, the former Italian prime minister
said the fascist wartime leader had been wrong to follow Nazi Germany's
lead in passing anti-Jewish laws but that in other respects he was
a good leader.
"As part of this alliance, there were impositions, including combating
and exterminating Jews," he told reporters. "The racial laws were the worst
fault of Mussolini as a leader, who in so many other ways did
well," he said, referring to laws passed by Mussolini's fascist
government in 1938.
It is not the first time Berlusconi has courted controversy by
defending Mussolini whose
status in Italy remains deeply ambiguous 67 years after he was executed
by communist partisans while trying to escape to Switzerland in 1945.
The key message found in the above news is
hidden within the following statement: Silvio Berlusconi has sparked
outrage among Italy's political left.
the political left was outraged, meaning that the rest of
the Italian political spectrum was not fazed
Berlusconi's praising of Mussolini.
Report No. 2
Relatives of Spain's
"stolen babies" call for action. (1)
Relatives and parents of what are known
as Spain’s “stolen babies” have gathered in Madrid to press once more
for their cases to be reopened.
Campaigners believe hundreds of thousands of newborns were taken from
parents with leftwing political views by the Franco regime.
1500 cases have been filed but many have lapsed due to the passage of
This protest was triggered because the
visible head of
this conspiracy - yes!, it was a conspiracy - Sister Maria,
conveniently died a few days ago. Since, according to the media,
Sister Maria "acted alone" - a claim which is amongst the greatest
fantasies of the decade - once she is dead there is no one else to
This is just another "Case Closed", just like the Israeli-Palestinian
peace which ended with the mysterious flu-induced death of Arafat on
November 11, 2004, and
the mysterious stroke that caused Ariel Sharon to enter in a vegetative
state on January 4, 2006. Barely a year apart. Amazingly enough, they
were getting somewhere in the Peace process; a preace process which
became essentially dead after
those two convenient-for-the-hawks events.
(sarcasm on) But of course, we may be imagining things.... after all,
there are no conspiracies, right? (2)
(2) Proven Conspiracies
I and Part
January 27th, 2013
Church cleared to be sold for $41 million: Evidence that Douglas
Steiner is mystery buyer. (1)
The Archdiocese of New York has been
authorized to sell Mary Help
of Christians Church for $41 million, and
evidence points to Douglas C. Steiner, a developer of luxury residences
and the owner of Steiner Studios, as the church's prospective buyer.
A French church nears its end, but not
without a contretemps. (2)
Tossing a gauntlet as he delivered an
Easter sermon in 1841 to the people of New York, Charles Auguste Marie
Joseph, the bishop of Nancy and Toul in France, demanded:
"In this great city, where the Irish and German Catholics have recoiled
from no sacrifice to have their own churches and priests, how is it that the French, so
famous for the faith of their fathers, alone remain indifferent?”
he asked. “How, in fact, can this nationality be long preserved in a
foreign land without the powerful bond of religion?"
That is exactly what some
parishioners are asking today as the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New
York prepares to close the Church of St. Vincent de Paul at 123
West 23rd Street - the very church that emerged 170 years ago in
response to the bishop's exhortation - and merge the
French-speaking parish with the Church of St. Columba at 343 West 25th
comments: When I was a little child, the good nuns in my school
taught me that a church is the house of God. Because He dwells
there always in the Tabernacle,
in the Blessed Sacrament. And that we should take the time to stop into
a church when we pass by, to visit Him, even for a moment. To comfort
Him, because most of the time He is alone in the Tabernacle, because
nobody shows Him love.
I was also taught by those good nuns that anyone who would dare
to vandalize, profane, sell or destroy a church... must, logically,
experience has taught this former child a reality: that the men who
hate God the most are priests and bishops. For it is they who destroy
His house. And are doing so with increasing frequency. This would seem
to be a fulfillment of what Mary said at La Salette.
This is not merely a lament about the destruction of art and
architecture. Nor even of the utter disrespect for the loving
sacrifices of many poor souls to build and maintain such churches. (3)
sorrow for the demonic hatred of these priests and bishops who do such
horrors. For agendas from hell, in service to Mammon. And in service to
satan, by depriving people of the presence of Jesus in the Tabernacle,
and of valid Sacraments. One could not believe in God and do such
Even to maintain a parish church - yet lock its doors tightly 98%
of the time (preventing souls from visiting Jesus) - serves satan. As
God is 'locked away' from the people.
The neighborhoods served
by these two now closed churches (1) (2) are rife with wild
Removing the sacred dwelling of Jesus from them is literally giving aid
and comfort to satan. And potentially preventing souls from being
"But woe to you scribes and
Pharisees, hypocrites; because you shut the kingdom of heaven against
men, for you yourselves do not enter in; and those that are going
in, you suffer not to enter." (Matthew 23: 13)
The parish into which St. Vincent de Paul will be forcibly merged
(St. Columba) has less then 150 attending mass on Sunday; which St.
Vincent's pews were full. Both Mary Help of Christians and St. Vincent
de Paul served mostly poor, non-White people.
It is great irony that the patrons of these two closed parishes are:
a) Mary, Help of Christians -
the favorite title of Mary as patron of the order founded by St. John
Bosco, who was devoted to genuine charity to the poor.
b) St. Vincent de Paul - who is revered for his work among the
Yet it should come as no surprise that the pastors who are engineering
these church closings revere Escriva.
(3) "Woe to you
Pharisees, hypocrites: because you devour the houses of widows,
praying long prayers. For this you shall receive the greater
judgment." (Matthew 23: 14).
(4) The greatest horror
seen is the homeless and drug
addicts sleeping in the frigid cold on the steps of one of these closed
churches. The horror is double: a) the priests will neither feed,
shelter, nor minister to them, b) nor will they let them into in the
presence of the Tabernacle, that they might be healed.
January 26th, 2013 [Feast of
Sts. Timothy and Titus]
Report No. 1
A Rhode Island judge
orders Legion of Christ papers unsealed. (1)
A judge on Wednesday ordered the
unsealing of documents related to a disgraced Roman Catholic
organization called the Legion
of Christ as it faces questions about its relationship to wealthy
elderly patrons, but the religious order immediately moved to
Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein called the public's right to fully
scrutinize the documents "paramount."
The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Providence Journal and
the National Catholic Reporter had asked the judge to unseal the
documents, which are from a lawsuit filed by a woman contesting the
will of a wealthy aunt who left the Legion of Christ $60 million. The
media organizations' attorney, Joseph Cavanagh, argued the documents
could shed light on the Legion's operations and there was no
justification to seal them.
The Vatican took over the Legion in 2010 after determining that its
late founder, the Rev. Marcial Maciel, had sexually molested
seminarians and fathered three children by two women. The Legion has
faced other complaints, including one from someone who claims to be one
of Maciel's children.
The Legion's lawyer, Joseph Avanzato, had argued that the information
in the documents ordered unsealed could taint prospective jurors in the
case about the wealthy aunt's will and wanted them to remain hidden
from public view.
Shortly after the judge's order, the Legion filed a motion to block
the documents' release, Legion spokesman Jim Fair said. The
judge is expected to hear arguments on Friday, Fair said.
"Obviously we don't want the
documents released; that has not changed," he said. "We'll see
what happens going forward."
God will not give rest to the children of
Babylon, no matter what they try. Such exposures will help many souls
further into sin.
Report No. 2
In a malpractice
a Catholic hospital argues
fetuses aren't people
ShareLori Stodghill was 31-years old,
seven-months pregnant with twin boys and feeling sick when she arrived
at St. Thomas More hospital in Cañon City on New Year’s Day
Stodghill’s obstetrician, Dr. Pelham Staples, who also happened to be
the obstetrician on call for emergencies that night, never answered a
page. His patient died at the hospital less than an hour after she
arrived and her twins died in her womb.
In the aftermath of the tragedy, Stodghill's husband Jeremy, a prison
guard, filed a wrongful-death lawsuit on behalf of himself and the
couple's then-two-year-old daughter Elizabeth.
Staples should have made it
to the hospital, his lawyers argued, or at least instructed the frantic
emergency room staff to perform a caesarian-section. The procedure likely would
not have saved the mother, a testifying expert said, but it may have saved the twins.
But when it came to mounting a defense in the Stodghill case, Catholic Health’s lawyers
effectively turned the Church directives on their head. Catholic
organizations have for decades fought to change federal and state laws
that fail to protect "unborn persons," and Catholic Health's lawyers in
this case had the chance to set precedent bolstering anti-abortion
legal arguments. Instead, they
are arguing state law protects doctors from liability concerning unborn
fetuses on grounds that those fetuses
are not persons with legal rights.
What can we expect from people who have sold
to the highest bidder - Mammon?
and from the land of the Kamikaze....
January 25th, 2013 [Feast
of the Conversion of St. Paul]
Report No. 1
North Korea: Next
Nuke Test Will Target US. (1)
After threatening new nuclear tests
amid heightened sanctions yesterday, North Korea is getting more
specific: Those tests will
target the US, its "sworn enemy," the
"We are not disguising the
fact that the various satellites and
long-range rockets that we will fire and the high-level nuclear test we
will carry out are targeted at the United States," military
said. South Korea says the North is "technically ready" for new nuclear
tests, Reuters reports.
Pyongyang ally China has responded to the latest threats, asking North
Korea to "remain calm and act and speak in a cautious and prudent way
and not take any steps which may further worsen the situation."
But "after all these years and numerous rounds of six-party talks, we
can see that China's
influence over North Korea is actually very
limited," says an expert in Shanghai. Pyongyang didn't make clear when
such a test could occur, notes the New York Times, but a South
army colonel says the North
"can conduct a nuclear test as soon as its
leadership makes up its mind."
One date to keep an eye on: Feb. 16, the late Kim Jong Il's birthday.
January 24th, 2013
Report No. 1
Britsh P.M. Cameron
pledges EU vote. (1)
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron
Wednesday positioned himself as the savior of the European Union,
setting out his vision for turning the 27-nation bloc into a "flexible,
adaptable and open" institution and promising Britons the chance to
vote on whether the U.K. should remain a member.
In his eagerly awaited address on his vision for the future of Europe,
Mr. Cameron laid down a
challenge to his fellow European leaders, one that many are unlikely to
Mr. Cameron dwelled at length
on the bloc's current shortcomings, which he said had led to growing
popular frustration across its membership, citing street protests in
Athens, Madrid and Rome, and heated disputation in parliaments
in Berlin, Helsinki and The Hague.
"Europe's leaders have a duty
to hear these concerns," he said. "Indeed, we have a duty to act
Mr. Cameron defined
himself as the defender of the U.K.'s continued membership in the EU,
but warned that unless the
bloc faces its challenges and changes, Europe could fail and Britain
could "drift towards the exit."
The reason why the U.K. never joined the Euro
currency is beginning to show and, we do not necessarily disagree
. I have been in Europe (on and off) before the Euro, at
the time where all currencies changed at midnight, and after the
establishment of the Euro. What I have seen is a disaster
for the majority, while
the Euro "inventors" are making money "hand
No one (but God!) could get, for example, the "independent" regions of
Spain to agree on anything
not even pull together for
the benefit of
, and some "wise guys" think that is possible for all
of the nations tol
agree to pull together for the benfit of the European Union.
The European Union concept, as well as the Euro, is part of the plan
for one of the three Saviors of the World group, and, the only way they
can implement it will be by force as we have said many imes before.
Street Journal Reports
Report No. 2
For Your Health:
Test Your Home for Radon.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung
cancer in the United States
and is estimated to be responsible
for more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year.
You can't see, smell, or
-- it's a radioactive gas that comes from the
natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and gets into the
air you breathe. Radon can be present outdoors and in any type of
building, but you're likely to get the most exposure to radon in your
To help protect your health, you can
test your home
take measures to lower radon levels
January 23rd, 2013
Report No. 1
Top 5 Viewed Features on NYTimes.com
(Between Jan. 9,
2013 - Jan. 15, 2013)
1. Here Is What Happens When You Cast
Lindsay Lohan in Your Movie
2. 300 Cats, Yes. Craziness, No.
3. The End of Courtship?
4. Flu Widespread, Leading a Range of Winter's Ills
5. Darwin Was Wrong About Dating
This is indeed amazing, yet, it is indeed
If those choices had been the top viewed features in a supermarket
in one of the many "girlie" magazines in convenience stores, it would
coherent with their
traditional readership, but, in the
New York Times?
We are well overdue for that Gamma Ray
Lord Have Mercy - and let us have what we truly deserve, and soon
everyone is lost; even the Elect (*)
unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved: but for the sake of the elect those
days shall be shortened. [Matthew 24:22]
Report No. 2
Japan's finance minister tells
elderly they should 'hurry up and die'
to help reduce country's
rising welfare bill. (1)
Japan's new finance minister has
claimed that the elderly should 'hurry up and die' to help ease the
cost to the taxpayer of caring for them, it has emerged.
Aso, who said he would hate to be a burden on the state, told the
national council on social security reforms: 'Heaven forbid if you are forced to
live on when you want to die.'
'I would wake up feeling increasingly
bad knowing that [treatment] was all being paid for by the government.
'The problem won't be solved unless you let them hurry up and die.'
The statement is a far cry
from the usual indoctrinated Japanese respect shown for their elders.
It comes after figures released earlier this month showed the country
saw its largest population drop in more than a century last year and is
now aging faster than any other in the world.
More than 20 per cent of its
128 million population is already over 65 and set to double to
more than 40 per cent within the next 50 years while birthrates
continues to plummet.
Mr. Aso's demonic wish may come true as the
People's Republic of China prepares
for war against Japan and its allies.
January 22nd, 2013 [Day
of Penance in the US (1)
Report No. 1
A gamma ray burst (2)
the most powerful explosion known in the Universe, may have hit the
Earth in the 8th Century. (3)
In 2012 researchers found evidence that
our planet had been struck by a blast of radiation during the Middle
Ages, but there was debate over what kind of cosmic event could have
caused this. Now a study suggests it was the result of two black holes
or neutron stars merging in our galaxy. This collision would have
hurled out vast amounts of energy.
"Our conclusion was it was 3,000 to 12,000 light-years away - and this is within our galaxy."
Although the event sounds dramatic, our medieval ancestors might not
have noticed much.
If the gamma-ray burst happened at this distance, the radiation would
have been absorbed by our atmosphere, only leaving a trace in the
isotopes that eventually found their way into our trees and the ice.
The researchers do not think it even emitted any visible light. Prof. Neuhauser said it was
unlikely Planet Earth would see another one soon, but if we did, this
time it could make more of an impact.
If a cosmic explosion
happened at the same distance as the 8th Century event, it could knock
out our satellites. But if it occurred even closer - just
a few hundred light-years away - it would destroy our ozone layer,
with devastating effects for life on Earth.
However, this, said Prof. Neuhauser, was "extremely unlikely".
We are sure that Prof. Neuhauser would have
also believed that the Titanic was unsinkable
(1) January 22
designated by the U.S. Bishops as a "particular day of penance for
violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of
abortion, and of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee
of the right to life."
(2) About Gamma Ray
January 21st, 2013
Report No. 1
Liberation Army (PLA) leadership to Troops: Prepare for War (1)
As tensions between China and Japan
escalate, China's PLA has
been told to prepare for war in a training
directive issued by the
General Staff Headquarters, which
oversees the entire PLA.
"The PLA and the Chinese People's Armed Police Force (APF) should focus
closely on the objective of being able to fight and winning battle,
vigorously strengthen real-combat-like military training, practice and
innovate the training mode under information-based conditions and
intensify efforts to cultivate new-type and high-caliber military
personnel," according to a reference to the directive on the English
version of the People's Liberation Army Daily, the official newspaper
of the PLA. The directive was issued in Chinese and is entitled
"Instructions on the PLA's Military Training in 2013."
Past directives have largely focused on coordination among the various
PLA branches, in contrast to
the strong language of this year's
version. "What has attracted attention is that the directive has called
on Chinese forces to be prepared to fight using a particular Chinese
term," said Taylor Fravel, an expert on Chinese foreign policy
and security at MIT.
The term, according to a
report in the South China Morning Post, is
dazhang, which means "fighting wars." The phrase did not appear
above news report is backed by the primary source - China Military Online
Chinese soldiers should be ready for battle (2)
National interests are always the focus
of the soldier's attention. To
safeguard national interests is always the power source to motivate
soldiers. The mission of the military should expand to the place where
the national interests extend to. With the expansion of China's
national interests, the battlefield for soldiers has become more and
more diversified. The soldier's vision should be broaden and cast onto
the deep blue ocean, the vast aero space, and the virtual networks.
It is for this reason that
Chinese soldiers should get ready for battle
and should not be fooled by such clamored idea as the "China threat
theory".... .... we should
keep a clear mind, because all the suffering
and humiliation that China has sustained in modern history tell us the
truth that: "Rich country with no strong military forces is doomed to
nothing". It is quite normal for the national defense
be criticized by outside world. It is never a smooth process for a
country to develop the national defense.
We express great concern over
the security of our maritime space, aero
space, and cyberspace on our way towards a prosperous country with
powerful military force. Despite of all these, we are by no
belligerent country with the ambition to dominate the world. Instead,
we are a nation riding on the tide of peace on a sail of development
towards the promotion of the collective development of the whole world.
As our dear friend and contributor from the
Philippines wrote when he referred the above report to us: Another entry for the "on time" file.
News Weekly Reports
China Military Online
Report No. 2
Priests Carried Out Sexual Abuse for Years. (1)
A report about child sexual abuse in
the Roman Catholic Church in Germany.... showed that priests carefully
planned their assaults and frequently abused the same children
repeatedly for years.
The report, compiled from information collected from victims and other
witnesses who called a hot line run by the church from 2010 until the end of last
year, includes the ages of the victims, the locations of
the assaults and the repercussions they have suffered since. The accounts were provided in
8,500 calls to the hot line
“I found particularly devastating the perpetrators' lies to their
under-aged victims that their actions were an expression of a loving
bond with God,” he said Thursday. Claudia Adams, who said she
was assaulted as a child in
a preschool run by the church in a village near Trier....
The church's credibility
regarding its commitment to an impartial investigation suffered a fresh blow last
week when the bishops canceled an independent study
into the abuse scandal amid allegations
by the independent investigator, Christian Pfeiffer, that the church
was censoring information....
Many of the victims said
their call to the hot line was the first time they had told anyone
about assaults that took place decades ago, most between 1950 and 1980,
the report said. Many callers broke down in the middle of their stories
and, overcome by emotion, simply hung up the phone,....
The reported assaults were clustered largely in the country's heavily
Roman Catholic regions along the Rhine River to the west and throughout
including Pope Benedict XVI's
home state, Bavaria.
First of all, do note the time period where
most reported cases dated from - 1950 to 1980. The lack of many pre
1950 reports is not surprising due to today's age of the individuals
abused. As a matter of record, Ratzinger was 23 years old in 1950 and
was ordained in 1951; therefore he was an active cleric throughout the
entire period covered
Secondly - the usual cover up by superiors allowed this sustained
tragedy to take place, a tragedy which has taken place in every single
country where these individuals went supposedly to spread the Good News
and not to destroy souls. May God
dispense upon them the corresponding justice keeping in mind that
such hideous crimes were
carried out in the Name of God.
To think that some people have the unmitigated gall to stand up to
defend the Administration and bankroll the Roman Catholic Church (2)
! They do not realize
that they will share in the
spiritual consequences of those hideous
Once again we remind one and all to continue to pray for the very few
good men and
women (within the clergy, hierarchy and religious orders) who are
trying to serve God from within the bowels of Babylon. It is not easy
for them to survive in such an environment!
They need your prayerful support and encouragement.
York Times Reports
the Administration of the Roman Catholic Church
January 20th, 2013 [Feast
of St. Sebastian]
of the Century? (1)
Later this year, "Comet ISON" could
blossom into a striking naked eye object visible even in broad
"Comet ISON is a sungrazer," explains Karl Battams of the Naval
Research Lab. "The orbit of the comet will bring it very close to the
sun, which we know can be a spectacular thing." Russian astronomers
Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok found the comet in Sept. 21, 2012.
As 2013 unfolds, the comet is still very far away - near the orbit of
Jupiter. That's why it looks like a speck. "But
for an object at such extreme distance, it is actually very bright,"
says Battams. The comet's glow suggests that is spewing gas and
dust from a fairly large
nucleus - "in the 1 to
10 km range," estimates Matthew Knight of the Lowell
On Nov. 28, 2013, this "dirty snowball" will fly through the sun's
atmosphere little more than a million km from the stellar surface. If
the comet survives - a big IF
- it could emerge glowing as
brightly as the Moon, briefly visible near the sun in broad
daylight. The comet's dusty tail stretching into the night sky could
create a worldwide sensation.
Some reporters have started calling ISON the "Comet of the Century," but Don Yeomans of NASA
Near-Earth Object Program thinks
Just sharing - no hidden nor implied messages.
January 19th, 2013
Report - Contributed by (Mr.) WO
[Mr. W. O. 's
The news that a very prominent Monsignor of the Bridgeport, CT. Diocese
- who had served as Rector
of its Cathedral, and assistant to two
former bishops (Cardinal Edward Egan, and Bishop Walter Curtis)
was a former national
Chaplain to the Knights of Malta
- has been
indicted by Federal authorities for selling crystal meth
bad enough. (1)
Now it would also seem that Msgr. Kevin Wallin has added
cross-dressing and sex in the Cathedral rectory to his list of antics.
"In his post-priesthood, Wallin, 61,
bought an adult specialty and video store in North Haven called Land
of Oz that sells sex toys and X-rated DVDs.
Investigators believe the shop helped him launder thousands of dollars
in weekly profits..... While pastor of St. Augustine's, sources said he
often disappeared for days at a time; and rectory personnel became
concerned and notified diocese officials when Wallin, sometimes
dressed as a woman, would entertain odd-looking men, some who were also
dressed in women's clothing and engaging in sex acts......
In addition, diocese officials found bizarre sex toys in Wallin's
residence, the sources said."
" He often attended musicals with
his mentor, former N.Y. Cardinal Edward Egan and parishioners...
Yet, according to the Bridgeport Diocese:
"On Jan. 16, the Diocese of
Bridgeport released a statement in response to the indictment. The
statement called Wallin "a gifted, compassionate and accomplished
priest," and said that his arrest and indictment by the grand jury both
shocked and concerned his colleagues."
One would think that Wallin's cross-dressing alone should have caused
"shock and concern"...
This is how the last vestiges of the Catholic
Faith are being destroyed.
Anyone who believes that most of his colleagues and superiors had no
idea of Wallin's double life needs some serious counseling.
Anyone who believes that any "Sacrament" dispensed by Wallin - and all
other "the birds of the same feather" within Catholicism, East and West
- had any value will be unpleasantly surprised at the Final Judgment.
Let me spell this out for the
: Make sure
who is dispensing to you the Sacraments that you are counting on
because you may be left "out in the cold".
Remember, God allowed World War II because His conditions were not met
by just a few men in Rome. Do not count on what you will not get.
Everyone has been amply warned over the years.
with News Video
January 17th, 2013
Report No. 1
Life in a Muslim Empire. (1)
A batch of 1,000-year-old
manuscripts from the mountainous northern reaches of war-torn
Afghanistan, reportedly found in a cave inhabited by foxes, has revealed previously unknown
details about the cultural, economic and religious life of a thriving
but little understood Jewish society in a Persian part of the Muslim
empire of the 11th century.
"This is the first time that we have actual physical evidence of the
Jewish life and culture within the Iranian culture of the 11th
century," said Prof. Haggai Ben-Shammai, the library’s academic
director. While other historical sources have pointed to the existence
of Jewish communities in that area in the early Middle Ages, he said, the documents offer "proof that
they were there."
I shared the above news clip with a dear
57 year long friendship) of mine who is a practicing - but not a
fanatic - Jew. She and her family live in Forest Hills, New York.
Following is the response we received from her:
All of their descendants have moved to
Forest Hills and are
building multi-million dollar homes right around the corner from us
(probably you can see the "compound-type-homes" if you Google them) so I'm a 21st century witness to
So much for the value of the manuscripts! Prof. Haggai Ben-Shammai
should have taken a drive through Forest Hills and would have saved a
on research work.... and we
York Times Reports
Report No. 2
Panetta meets Pope Benedict. (1)
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta,
the leader of the world's largest military, met Pope Benedict XVI, the
world's best known advocate for peace, at the Vatican on
Panetta was in the front row at Wednesday's weekly general audience in
the Vatican auditorium. About 1,000 people were crowded into the room.
After the Pope addressed the gathering, Panetta and several staff
members lined up to meet the pontiff, who gave them rosaries. Panetta kissed the Pope's hand,
and the Pope said, "Thank you
for helping to protect the world."
The Pentagon boss responded,
"Pray for me."
Panetta, a staunch Catholic,
is in Rome as part of a weeklong swing across Europe, meeting with
defense ministers to talk about ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan and
Mali. This is expected to be Panetta's
last overseas trip as Pentagon chief, as he long has planned to step
down once his replacement is confirmed.
The only good news that we see in that report
the fact that Panetta is being replaced.
The last thing the world needs is a Maledict-hand-kissing staunch
controlling the greatest nuclear arsenal in the world.
January 15th, 2013
the News About the Economy - Contributed by Mr. WS @ US
of Rent Seeking (or How to live off other people's efforts and money):
The expenditure of resources in
order to bring about an uncompensated transfer of goods or services
from another person or persons to one's self as the result of a
"favorable" decision on some public policy. The term seems to have been
coined (or at least popularized in contemporary political economy) by
the economist Gordon Tullock.
January 13th, 2013 [Baptism
of Our Lord Jesus Christ]
Examples of rent-seeking behavior would include all of the various ways
by which individuals or groups lobby government for taxing, spending
and regulatory policies that confer financial benefits or other special
advantages upon them at the expense of the taxpayers or of consumers or
of other groups or individuals with which the beneficiaries may be in
depletion subsidies, farm subsidies, tariffs, union and closed shops,
patents on information and computer software, etc.; in effect any
subsidies or legal actions by government that affect production while
protecting interests of individuals or groups. Another good
example is to pay farmers not to grow or not to grow a certain crop.
Any incentive to interfere with "free enterprise" or run counter to the
Preamble to the US Constitution, would, in theory and, in effect, would
be considered rent seeking behavior.
Outcome: Nothing is
actually produced. What is done is that money, capital or
services are isolated from normal "Market Forces" and
money/land/wages/freedom is taken from the hard work of "We the People"
and ear-marked for the use of certain individuals/groups for their self
A service is something provided for a person which that person does not
provide or is unwilling to provide for themselves. Raw material and
capital aided by human work produce goods. Whereas Goods can be
given a standardized value (Hershey bars and Mars bars are usually the
same price), standard kinds of Services tend to be subjectively
valued (George Clooney may be paid more than Alan Arkin, although Arkin
may have won more Oscars). Some goods such as gasoline are taxed
by governments and there is little standardization of price; alcohol is
another; cigarettes are another.
In closing, deriving income by diversion of resources, especially
public resources, is the same thing as what a parasite does: living off
the host until the host becomes weakened or dies.
Since God provides all physical resources for humans, it only remains
for humans to use those resources in accord with God's will. All
the rest is smoke and mirrors. "Pay no attention to the man behind the
curtain. (Wizard of Oz)" God made man's ways straight. But man has
recourse to many subtleties.
Report No. 1
Catholic British TV
star and paedophile “groomed a nation”. (1)
Late British television presenter Jimmy Savile sexually abused
hundreds of children over a period of 54 years, according to a
report published by UK police. The attacks took place in dozens of
schools, hospitals and television studios across the country. Savile,
who died in 2011, was a hugely popular radio and television
His charity work also boosted his public profile and he was knighted by the Queen in
1990. He used his
fame, charity work and connections with the higher echelons of society
as a smokescreen for his offending, taking advantage of his reputation
to gain access to schools and hospitals, where he would sexually
assault the young and vulnerable.
His crimes only emerged into the public domain last year, when a number
of sexual assault allegations became the subject of a television
The police report issued on Friday said that Savile’s "offending
footprint was vast, predatory and opportunistic". It exposes offences
spanning between 1955 and 2009 and states that of the 450 people who
came forward to make allegations, 73 percent were children at the time
of the offence.
Peter Watt from the National Society for the Protection of Cruelty to
Children is amazed at just how many people he abused. "I think we have
been shocked at just the sheer scale at what Jimmy Savile was able to
get away with over nearly six decades, the hundreds and hundreds of
victims. But I think the one thing that sticks out for me, this was not
someone who casually got away with something, this was a nasty serial
perpetrator of child sex abuse," said Watt.
Only a permanently
possessed individual would act in such manner. The Head of the Anglican
Church (Elizabeth II) did not catch on; John Paul II (see him in the
news video when he met with Savile) did not "pick up the vibes"; and
the rest of the "learned" and "famous" of Britain did not either.
Can you see how the
will fall into the False Christ trap whose level of deception will
outstrip that of Savile by many orders of magnitude?
Report No. 2
Tech Problems Plague
Stock Exchanges. (1)
Confidence-shaking technology mishaps have been an almost daily
occurrence at the nation's stock exchanges in the new year,....
The latest example came last Wednesday night when the nation's
third-largest stock exchange operator, BATS Global Markets, alerted its
customers that a programming
mistake had caused about 435,000 trades to be executed at the wrong
price over the last four years, costing traders $420,000.
A day earlier, the
trading software used by the National
Stock Exchange stopped
functioning properly for nearly an hour, forcing other exchanges
to divert trades around it.
The New York Stock Exchange,
the nation's largest exchange, has had two similar, though
shorter-lived, breakdowns since Christmas and two separate
problems with its data reporting system.
And traders were left in the
dark on Jan. 3 after the reporting system for stocks listed on
the Nasdaq exchange, the second-biggest exchange, broke down for nearly 15 minutes.
Oh, yes! We place our full trust in
tehnology and in the belief that the False Christ will show up wearing
a name tag....
We suggest that instead of "Dreaming on" most get on their knees and
York Times Reports
Report No. 3
Sales of Guns Soar in U.S. as Nation Weighs Tougher Limits. (1)
As Washington focuses on what Vice
President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will propose next week to curb gun
violence, gun and ammunition
sales are spiking in the rest of the country as people rush to
expand their arsenals in advance of any restrictions that might be
People were crowded five deep
at the tiny counter of a gun shop near Atlanta, where a pastor from Knoxville,
Tenn., was among the customers who showed up in person after the
store's Web site halted sales because of low inventory.
Gun dealers and buyers alike said that the rapid growth in gun
sales - which began
climbing significantly after President Obama's re-election and
soared after the Dec. 14 shooting at a school in Newtown, Conn.,
prompted him to call for new gun laws — shows little sign of abating.
Dale Raby, who manages one of two Gus's Guns shops in Green Bay, Wis.,
said his inventory of
guns and ammunition was almost cleaned out, and that most of the interest was in
"I had almost fistfights over the remaining inventory of that type
gun," he said
Another show of "faith".... faith in the fire
power an AR-15 rifle and let the "Thy Shalt Not Kill" commandment "be
Really, that is not news at all - the "faithful" has been placing their
"faith" in money and guns for 1,600 years. What is really news -
disturbing, but not surprising - is that "...gun sales - began climbing significantly after
President Obama's re-election
(sarcasm on) Maybe the "faithful" using their Ouija Board (3)
found out that Vice
President Biden was going to propose the curbing of gun sales. (sarcasm
York Times Reports
(2) Together with the other
nine which are only used for decoration in front of buildings, like the
Bibles are used to decorate coffee tables at the homes of the
What is a Ouija Board
January 12th, 2013
Report No. 1
Washington, DC on Mission to Detect Gamma Rays. (1)
A helicopter in Washington D.C. is
measuring gamma rays. It's not uncommon for manmade birds to fly over
Washington DC. Recently, though, a helicopter has been scoping out the
scenery of the nation's capital for a bizarre reason.
According to the National
Nuclear Security Administration, officials are trying to measure
radiation levels in the area. They are attempting to measure
gamma rays, which are commonly created in nature due to nuclear
decay.Authorities want to know what Washington D.C.'s normal output
levels of gamma rays are, so
they would know how to respond if those levels ever increase.
The helicopter, which is equipped with radiation-detecting technology
began making rounds in December and it is expected to continue
inspecting the area through the middle of January.In 2011 another
low-flying helicopter appeared in the Seattle area. The aircraft made
daily flights during the month of July.
The helicopter was outfitted with radiation sensing
technology.Washington State Department of Health officials stated that
the aircraft was "measuring gamma emitters like cesium and radioactive
iodine - materials that would likely increase in a radiation emergency."
An excellent idea!
Such an excellent idea that we
doing it around our living quarters for
more than a year
helicopter, of course!
One has to wonder why it took so long for the most important capital in
the world to start doing it.
January 11th, 2013
Report No. 1
court writes off family’s 655-year-old debt to Catholic Church. (1)
The Mueller family from the Swiss state of
Glarus owe the Catholic Church 70 francs (58 Euros) for a crime their
ancestors committed in 1357
In a Europe
of indebted states, there are those who have honoured their
debt obligations for 655 years and others who have shown themselves to
be very tenacious creditors indeed.
debtors in question are the Muellers, a family of farmers that lives in
the Swiss canton (state) of Glarus. They have finally been relieved of
a 655-year debt which they have been paying off each year since 1357.
They had to pay the Catholic Church 70 francs (58 Euros) to keep the
sanctuary lamp of the Naefels Catholic church burning. But
judges have ruled that the legal customs practised in the 14th century
were no longer valid.
The Muellers gave a sanctuary lamp to the local
Church, vowing to pay for its fuel “for eternity” for a murder
committed by a member of the family in 1357. One of the farmers
who inherited the land refused to pay the parish the sum required
to purchase the oil for the lamp.
broadcasting organisation Radiotelevisione svizzera reported
that it became necessary for the court
to intervene when the Church refused to let the family off the hook
and even wanted the arrangement registered with the municipality. When
the farmer in turn refused, the church took him
Well, regardless of the antics of the
children of Babylon, the Muellers may have a real problem. If the
promise was made to God, no
civil entity can nullify it
. Only the religious entity which
was the "go between" the Muellers and God can do so, unless, of course,
it can be proven that coercive manipulation
If I were a member of the Mueller family, I would make good the promise
just in case it was a legitimate contract between the Muellers
and God. We would only suggest one alteration: Instead of given the
cash to the appropriate Church authorities simply provide the oil for
the lamps as committed to.
As the saying says, taken it to the supernatural level: That is just how the supernatural cookie
court writes off family’s 655-year-old debt to Catholic Church
January 10th, 2013
Report No. 1
New York auxiliary
bishop to head Diocese of Camden, New Jersey. (1)
Benedict XVI has appointed Auxiliary Bishop Dennis J. Sullivan of New
York to lead the Diocese of Camden, N.J., accepting the resignation of
In a Jan. 8 statement, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York praised
Bishop Sullivan, calling him "one
of the finest bishops I know" and describing him as “an
invaluable help” and “my right hand.”
Cardinal Edward M. Egan, archbishop-emeritus of New York, called the
appointment "a singular blessing"
for the people of Camden. The cardinal noted Bishop Sullivan's “total
commitment to the clergy, religious, and faithful of the Archdiocese, especially those of Latin American and
Asian heritage and those most in need,” adding that he
found this to be “a source of genuine inspiration and admiration.” (1)
This is Opus Dei's "gift" to the city of Camden....
bearing in mind that in German, the word 'gift' is translated as 'poison'.
When Mr. Sullivan was a pastor of a mostly Latino parish in a very
poor area of Manhattan, his management and leadership skills were such
that he allowed the entire plaster ceiling of the 150 year old
church to collapse, due to utter lack of maintenance. Sending
literally tons of debris crashing through into the basement of the
This scenario was used as pretext to threaten to close the
parish because "We have no money"
. Causing many to flee the
(Yet the Archdiocese of NY has $177 million to lavish upon its
was also one of the principal architects of similar 'benign neglect' of
other minority parishes. Causing the buildings to crumble, while
extracting massive amounts of cash for the Archdiocese from these poor
Then rationalizing the closing of said parishes due to 'declining
numbers & deteriorating buildings'...
which he and his
cohort refused to fix
. Resulting in driving many people away from
their parishes, Faith... and away from God.
Now Sullivan is to be posted to the city of Camden (3)
one of the
poorest, crime ridden cities in the US, with a mostly non-white
Indeed a Bishop like Sullivan is a true 'gift'.... in the sense of
that word's German meaning.
Take a look!
(3) Wiki Source
January 9th, 2013
Report No. 1
January 08, 2013
NORAD Exercise Planned for National Capital Region
North American Aerospace Defense Command
(NORAD) and its geographical component, the Continental United States
NORAD Region (CONR), will conduct exercise Falcon Virgo 13-04 beginning
Wednesday morning between midnight and 2 a.m. EST in the National
Capital Region (NCR), Washington D.C.
The exercise is
comprised of a series of
training flights held in coordination with the Federal Aviation
Administration, the National Capital Region Coordination Center, the
Joint Air Defense Operations Center (JADOC), Civil Air Patrol, U.S.
Coast Guard and CONR's Eastern Air Defense Sector.
Exercise Falcon Virgo is
designed to hone
NORAD's intercept and identification operations as well as
operationally test the NCR Visual Warning System and certify
assigned Command and Control personnel at the JADOC.
Civil Air Patrol aircraft and a U.S. Coast
Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter will participate in the exercise.
These exercises are carefully planned and
closely controlled to ensure CONR's rapid response capability.
has conducted exercise flights of this nature throughout the U.S. and
Canada since the start of Operation Noble Eagle, the command's response
to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
In the event of inclement weather, officials
will make a decision to postpone or cancel the exercise.
For more information, please contact NORAD
and USNORTHCOM Public Affairs at 719-554-6889.
Exercise Planned for National Capital Region
January 8th, 2013
Report No. 1
Ugly flash mob
empties Louisiana Mall. (1)
The Mall of Louisiana was evacuated
Saturday night after a flash
mob turned into an ugly brawl. Cellphone video captured the
chaos as shoppers jammed escalators and ran for the nearest exits in
Baton Rouge, the state capital. Employees at the mall were ordered
to abandon their cash registers and evacuateimmediately.
The fight broke out in the mall food court, where 200 teens had gathered for a
"We think there was some sort
of post on social media about a flash mob for tonight which drew such a
large crowd of juveniles," Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokeswoman
for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, said.
"Never been that scared in my
life," Juston D'Nea Millet wrote on Facebook. "People were
running everywhere. It was like a movie, but you were in it."
Imagine how easy it would be to create nation
wide flash mob panic if someone put his mind to it.
Someone with several million stolen Facebook account passwords - which
we are sure has already happened - can flash mob every major city in
the US (and the world?) causing uncontrollable chaos.... the best time
for an evil doer to get the upper hand on anything.
I trust that our NSA "Guardian Angels" are reading this and that they
develop and have in place a Plan B and a Plan C, should the above
materialize itself..... which we suspect it will, eventually.
Report No. 2
Stop war in Syria
before it becomes "field of ruins": Benedict XVI (1)
Pope Benedict urged the world on Monday
to end what he called the endless slaughter in Syria before the entire country becomes
a "a field of ruins".
He should know a "field of ruins" when he
sees one, since he and his predecessors turned
Christianity into a field of ruined souls.
Report No. 3
A Tulsa megachurch is asking for the dismissal of a civil lawsuit that
accuses employees of trying to cover up the rape of a 13-year-old girl
by a worker on the church's campus. (1)
The Victory Christian Center argues
that the girl's mother,
who filed the suit, is not
entitled to any relief under the law. A hearing is set for
Monday at the Tulsa County courthouse.
Ex-janitor Chris Denman was sentenced to 55 years in prison after
pleading guilty to multiple sex-related charges. Denman admitted raping
the teenage girl in a stairwell on church property.
The lawsuit accuses employees
of not reporting the August rape to the authorities while the church
conducted an in-house investigation.
As we were stating recently - Ecclesiastical
trash is not limited to any one particular institution. As a matter of
fact, we suspect that the percentage of these type of individuals
religious institutions is far greater than that in secular
institutions. Reason? Religious institutions provide a better cover.
"Elementary, my dear Watson!
January 7th, 2013
Report No. 1
Lucifer Instrument Helps Astronomers See
Through Darkness to Most Distant Observable Objects. (1)
A new instrument with an evil-sounding
name is helping scientists see how stars are born. Lucifer, which stands for
(deep breath) "Large
Binocular Telescope Near-infrared Utility with Camera and Integral
Field Unit for Extragalactic Research," is a chilled instrument
attached to a telescope in Arizona. And yes, it's named for the Devil,
whose name itself means "morning star." But it wasn't meant to evoke
him, according to a spokesman for the University of Arizona, where it
The instrument is chilled to -213 Celsius, about -351 F, to allow for
near-infrared observations. That wavelength is important for
understanding star and planet formation, as well as observing very
distant and very young galaxies. Lucifer has three interchangeable
cameras for imaging and spectroscopy in different resolutions. It has a
large field of view and high-res capabilities, which allow a wide range
Lucifer is part of the Large
Binocular Telescope, which happens to be right next to the Vatican
Observatory on Mt. Graham in Tucson. That's right, the Vatican has an observatory in
Arizona, manned by Jesuit astronomers. Now its next-door neighbor is
named for the Devil.
The above is just one of the myriad of
signs pointing to the fast
approaching bottom of the abyss.
Report No. 2
diocese says it's up to alleged sex abuse victims to call police. (1)
A Roman Catholic diocese in New
Brunswick that removed two priests after hearing of sexual abuse
accusations last year says
it is not responsible for referring the matter to police.
A spokesman for the Archdiocese of Moncton says it is up to the alleged
sex abuse victims to go to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
with their accusations.
But Robert Talach, a lawyer representing victims of sexual abuse by a
New Brunswick priest at another diocese, says the archdiocese had a
responsibility to notify police immediately.
The archdiocese announced last weekend that Rev. Yvon Arsenault was
ordered on July 4, 2012, not to carry out any duties as a priest, as
was Rev. Irois Despres, though he has been retired since 1992.
How low this Ecclesiastical trash can go is
impossible to quantify since every day they reach new lows.
The great tragedy is that such behavior pushes away the Faithful from
God, and greatly harms the work the very few, but very fine, members of
the clergy and Hierarchy are trying to do in the Name of God.
Let us pray
work these fine men are doing and for the conversion of said
Ecclesiastical trash or
elimination by the Hand of God (not man!)
if their names are not in the Book of Life.
As a matter of clarification - such trash is not only limited
Roman Catholic Church, and our prayer is for all.
Report No. 3
Ex-Officer is first from C.I.A. to face prison for a leak. (1)
On Jan. 25, Mr. Kiriakou is scheduled
to be sentenced to 30 months in prison as part of a plea deal in which
he admitted violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act by
e-mailing the name of a covert C.I.A. officer to a freelance reporter,
who did not publish it. The law was passed in 1982, aimed at radical
publications that deliberately sought to out undercover agents,
exposing their secret work and endangering their lives.
In more than six decades of fraught interaction between the agency and
the news media, John Kiriakou is the first current or former C.I.A.
officer to be convicted of disclosing classified information to a
He is remorseful, up to a
point. "I should never have provided the name," he said on
Friday in the latest of a series of interviews. "I regret doing it, and
I never will do it again."
At the same time, he argues,
with the backing of some former agency colleagues, that the case - one
of an unprecedented string of six prosecutions under President Obama
for leaking information to the news media - was unfair and ill-advised as
The gravity that we see in the reported event
is the realization of the quality of some of the C.I.A.officers that we
What level of intellectual deficiency is required to: (a) Reveal the
name of a covert C.I.A. agent
to a member of the press (or anyone outside the Agency , for that matter
!); and (2)
Use e-mail as the means of transmission.
(sarcasm on) Maybe Mr. Kiriakou did not get a chance to stop by the
Greyhound bus station men's room to jot it down on the wall instead!
It seems that all that the late E. Hoover feared about the quality of
some of the C.I.A. personnel may just be true and not a "turf
Think of this - How would you like to be doing covert work for the
C.I.A. with the possibility that some intellectually challenged
colleague ("officer"?!?) may blow your cover.... who will then complain
application of the Intelligence Identities Protection Act when called
to account for such behavior?
Sometimes the friends of Alice, of Wonderland fame, seem saner than
some of those who "protect" our national security or lead world
governments, for that matter.
January 6th, 2013 [The Epiphany of
Report from September 10th - 14th, 2012
Foundation visited Italy and Israel from September 10th to the 14th,
Fifty-one members of the Betania
Foundation traveled to Italy and Israel led by their president, Mr. Geo
Bianchini; together with
four of his children...; two
important representatives of the Catholic Church, Father Timothy
Byerley, Vice-Postulator of the Cause Beatification and Canonization of
the Servant of God Maria Esperanza de Bianchini, and Father Juan Carlos
Silva, pastor of the Cathedral Caracas; and other members of
this fraternal community.
The immense grace of being
accompanied by these priests helped them recall the Gospels through the
celebration of daily Mass, and through the reflexions that were
made at the most important places of the Catholic faith in both
countries. In all these holy sites and during Mass, the Betania Choir
performed songs of praise to God, and to honor the Blessed Virgin and
the followers of the Lord.
In Rome, on Tuesday,
September 11, Mass was celebrated at the Basilica of the Holy Cross of
Jerusalem, which St. Helena, mother of Emperor Constantine, gave
the order to be built in order to keep the relics she had brought from
Jerusalem, which are large fragments of the Holy Cross, the I.N.R.I.,
nails, and thorns of the crown, among others. For this reason it has
turned into the most important basilica of relics of the Passion.
On the next day, they went to
the Papal Audience where they greeted His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
and the Betania Choir sang several pieces. The Eucharist was
celebrated in the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, in Transpontina,
where three of the children of the Servant of God had celebrated their
First Communion. On
Thursday, Mass was at the Chapel of St Caterina in the Basilica of St.
Francis in Assisi. This inspired Father Silva to assert that:
"Almost one thousand years have passed and we still are in need of St.
Francis to continue rebuilding the Church. The Servant of God Maria
Esperanza, who loved St. Francis so much, is also a consequence of the
call of Christ, and she too came to rebuild the Church, and she still
is rebuilding our lives together with St. Francis."
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January 5th, 2013 [First Saturday of
Report No. 1
It's 'cash only' now
for tourists at the Vatican. (1)
It's "cash only" now for tourists at
the Vatican wanting to pay for museum tickets, souvenirs and other
services after Italy's
central bank decided to block electronic payments, including
credit cards, at the tiny city-state.
Deutsche Bank Italia,
which for some 15 years had provided the Vatican with electronic
payment services, said
Thursday that the Bank of Italy had pulled its authorization after Dec.
The Corriere della Sera newspaper reported that the Italian central
bank took the action because
the Holy See has not yet fully complied with European Union safeguards
against money laundering. That means Italian banks are not
authorized to operate within the Vatican, which is in the process of
improving its mechanisms to combat laundering.
The Vatican has been striving
to upgrade its measures to detect and discourage money laundering,
hiring a Swiss expert just a few months ago. Last summer, the Holy See
passed a key European financial transparency test but received failing
grades for its financial watchdog agency and its bank, formally called
the Institute for Religious Works.
Huge European banks have done it well
within the required time frame and a mini state is still struggling to
get it done? The "good news" is that it looks like that the Bank
of Italy seems not to be controlled by the Opus Dei.... yet, anyway.
Report No. 2
Hundreds of arrests
in US pornography swoop. (1)
US authorities say 245 people have been arrested at
home and abroad as part of an international crackdown on child
pornography known as 'Operation Sunflower'.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said 123 child victims were identified,
some as young as two. Most
were from the United States and around a third of those were
rescued directly from their abusers. About a dozen of the victims were
living in six countries outside the US.
"This operation is ultimately a tale of the perverse, pervasive and
violent exploitation of children, very young children, to satisfy the
dark pleasures of a group of twisted adults," said ICE Director John
Portugal comments: What you see above is the result of much
prayer to assist the authorities in this particular enterprise. Just a
few days ago another major pedo-ring was dismantled in Spain. No; we do
think that it is the
result of prayer - we know
that it is the
result of prayer. Unfortunately....
harvest indeed is great, but the labourers are few. [Matthew 9:37]
If we could somehow convert "just talk about it" into "actual prayer",
the Immaculate Heart of Mary would triumph, on a global scale, in
probably a week.
enough, only 53 %
of the visitors to our Board have bothered accessing the latest post
dated January 1st
January 2nd, 2013
Report No. 1
Merkel tells Germans
to expect more tough times. (1)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that the
economic climate will still deteriorate, contradicting her
finance minister, who last week claimed that the worst of the eurozone
crisis was over.
In her new year TV address,
Merkel called on Germans to be patient, despite the debt crisis now
entering its fourth year.
"In fact, the economic
situation next year will not be easier but more difficult. But
this should not discourage us but instead be an incentive," said Merkel.
If, with crucial elections coming up, Mrs.
Merkel still announces such bad forecast in such an important speech,
one can easily
estimate how bad the situation really is, and how much worse it is
going to get.
Of course, such negative news have been glossed over by the Iberian
January 1st, 2013
Report No. 1
Vatican paper lauds
Italy Prime Minister Monti's election bid. (1)
The Vatican newspaper on Thursday
praised Mario Monti's announcement that he may run in February's
general election, signaling that Italy's technocrat prime
minister had replaced Silvio Berlusconi as the Church's preferred
Monti said on Sunday that he was willing to seek a second term if a
credible, reform-minded political force backed his agenda ahead of the
February 24-25 parliamentary election.
On Sunday Monti said he would
"rise" into politics, a thinly veiled dig at four-time premier
Berlusconi, who has always said he "descended onto the field" of public
service in 1994.
Monti's message was "an
appeal to recover the higher and more noble sense of politics that is
... to take care of the common good," the Vatican's Osservatore Romano newspaper wrote.
We thank the L'Osservatore Romano for the
courtesy of confirming in writing what we knew otherwise: Mr. Monti is
another Opus Dei man.
Report No. 2
Relics said to be
from Jesus' birth to be at Chicago church. (1)
Tiny fragments said to be from the
manger that held the infant Jesus, the veil of his mother, Mary,
and a thread from the cloak
of St. Joseph will be displayed by a Roman Catholic church in
Chicago when it celebrates its 155th anniversary on Sunday.
The fragments, released by the Vatican in 1972, were a gift to the Holy
Family Church from the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, also in Chicago.
Displaying them now has particular significance because of their
association with Christmas, which marks the birth of Jesus.
The Rev. Jeremiah J. Boland, administrator of the church, said on
Friday that he is "not that
interested" in carbon testing the items to see if they are from the
beginning of the Christian Era.
"The Vatican has its own process to determine the authenticity of
things," Boland said. "I'm
more concerned with it as an object of faith."
The manger relic has "more authenticity" since it was brought from the
Holy Land to the Vatican in the 5th century, Boland said.
They are now counting on this centuries old trick to rekindle the
mostly dead Faith. It worked before when most of the Faithful were
uneducated, now, they hope, may work because the under Evangelized and
educated Faithful are desperate and will grab at any "visible" straw
What a shameful disgrace!
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