Thursday, March 12, 2009
Yet Another Reason To Be Atheist.
A senior Vatican cleric has defended the excommunication in Brazil of the mother and doctors of a young girl who had an abortion with their help
Basically, A NINE(9) YEAR OLD Girl Was Raped By Her Step-Father. She Conceived Twins. The Decision Was Made To Abort Since She Was RAPED And NINE And Most Likely Could Have Died During Childbirth. Guess What? The Vatican Plans To Excommunicate Everyone Involved (Her Mother And The Doctors) EXCEPT The Child, Since She Is Too Young To Be Held Responsible, And *Drum Roll* The RAPIST Step-Father!
As One Blogger Is Quoted -
Why should they excommunicate the rapist?! He was obviously acting under God's divine direction. It's the horrible mother and those nasty doctors who thwarted God's will! God never gives us more trouble than we can handle so that girl must have been in some cosmic way, asking for it. She probably just played at home and went to school, and God knew she could handle more than that. In fact he knew she was so capable he gave her TWINS. Think of the faith that God put in that little child to give up her own childhood (and maybe her life) to bring two precious new lives into this nearly empty world of ours. Those monsters who took those babies from her, who robbed her of all that trust and responsibility that God gave her were obviously in the wrong and surely their screams from the abyss will be a joyous thing to hear in Heaven.
Have You Noticed That These Overly Religious People Seem To Be Getting Further And Further Out There? Seriously, The Vatican Has Lost Touch And Gone Bat-Shit Crazy!
Last Point To Mention Before Any Religious Types Get Offended (Probably Too Late), The Vatican DID NOT Excommunicate Any Of The Actual Child Molesters They Have In Their Fold. Which Apparently Means They Value Rapists, Child Molesters And Fetuses Over The Life And Well Being Of A Child Not Even In Double Digits In Age.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Monday, December 22, 2008
So, We Are Getting Close To The End Of This Series. This One Starts Out With About The Only Good Thing That Religion Ever Backed.
After The Next Installment I Have Found An Excellent Piece From NPR On How Our Economy Tanked. It's A Great Listen, Yet It's An Hour Long As Well.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
I Just Found This Video And Watched The Whole Thing. It's 47 minutes long so it's a little hard to take in all at once, so I'm going to post this in a 5 part series.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. In fact, it's hardened my resolve to get off credit as fast as possible. I guess I'm already in the process of it albeit unwillingly, at first. The upside of a recession/depression is that it makes you take long looks at your lifestyle and spending habits.
Paul Grignon's 47-minute animated presentation of "Money as Debt" tells in very simple and effective graphic terms what money is and how it is being created. It is an entertaining way to get the message out. The Cowichan Citizens Coalition and its "Duncan Initiative" received high praise from those who previewed it. I recommend it as a painless but hard-hitting educational tool and encourage the widest distribution and use by all groups concerned with the present unsustainable monetary system in Canada and the United States.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Subprime mortgages (and all mortgages, really) are a fraction of the current problem. The bailout would have been enough to buy out every subprime mortgage in foreclosure across the country. In fact, it was enough to do that several times over. So why not do that?
The reason is that the purpose of the bailout (at least as Treasury Secretary Paulson sees it) isn't to stop mortgage foreclosures, but to save the banks. And the banks have some self-inflicted problems that make those mortgages an afterthought.
For example, the wonderful credit default swap. In essence, credit default swaps are (or were) nothing but insurance policies for loans. And yet in 2007 the total number of credit default swaps traded far exceeded the value of all loans. In fact, it may have touched $70 trillion dollars, which puts it above the gross domestic product of the entire planet.
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