Wednesday, August 15, 2018
a report issued by a grand jury on Tuesday. likely thousands more victims whose records were lost. Spotlight story emerged in Boston. But even after paying billions of dollars in settlements, the church has been dogged by scandals that are now reaching its highest ranks. The Pennsylvania report comes soon after the resignation of Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington, who is accused of sexually abusing young priests and seminarians, as well as minors. a “playbook for concealing the truth,” the grand jury said, minimizing the abuse by using words like “inappropriate contact” instead of “rape”; assigning priests untrained in sexual abuse cases to investigate their colleagues; and not informing the community.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
If you only get your news from FAUX-TV, this is brutal. your grandmother (Elizabeth) say?
Monday, August 13, 2018
zu früh alt zu spät schlau translates out to ‘Too Soon, Old. Too Late, Smart’ Vanishing pensions, soaring medical expenses, inadequate savings, stagnant incomes have been accumulating the inevitable outcome years. "Trickle Down" has "Trickled Up" wealth to the top .5% the Consumer Bankruptcy Project, shows older people with precarious finances having fewer places to turn. “When the costs of aging are off-loaded onto a population that does not have access to resources, something has to give,” the study says. “Older Americans turn to bankruptcy court.” Deborah Thorne, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Idaho and an author of the study said: “It doesn’t even take a big thing.” These forces affect most Americans, but older people are less able to weather them, according to Professor Thorne and her colleagues. Finding and keeping a job is hard enough for an older person. Taking on a second job to pay unexpected bills is almost unfathomable. Bankruptcy can offer a fresh start for corporations, but for older Americans it “is too little too late.” In order to file, one’s wealth, and home equity, has to be exhausted and oldsters do not have enough time remaining to ever recover.
Sunday, August 12, 2018
If someone looks an though they have been "put through the ringer," then there must be a ringer somewhere. make a ring! "It is little known that Richard Wagner was among the very first Westerners to appreciate Buddhism and that he was the first major European artist to be inspired by this religion. In 1856, in the prime of his creativity, the 33-year-old artist read his first book about Buddhism. He conceived two deeply connected opera projects: Tristan und Isolde which he went on to compose and stage, and Die Sieger (The Victors), an opera scenario based on an Indian Buddha legend translated from Sanskrit. Buddhist opera project occupied Wagner’s mind for decades until his death in 1883. Indeed, the composer’s last words were about the Buddha... So... Richard Wagner: Ritt der Walkuren (Berliner Philharmoniker, Daniel Barenboim) Basicly, we start with a little rhinegold and, after 4 nights of opera, arrive where we started. Ever watch the movie K-PAX? Here is Anna Russell's comedic summary of Wagner's Ring Cycle: Hope that helps you see the ring cycle as an allusion to Buddhism. TURN UP YOUR SOUND! more?
Friday, August 10, 2018
On Christmas Eve in 1998, five days after the House impeached President Bill Clinton, Brett Kavanaugh urged Kenneth W. Starr, the independent counsel not to pursue a criminal indictment of President Clinton until after he left office. Kavanaugh, now Trump’s nominee to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by Anthony Kennedy, delivered the advice in a private memorandum made public on Friday by the National Archives. It shows that Judge Kavanaugh believed — rightly, it turned out — that the Senate would fail to convict the president for the “high crimes and misdemeanors,” for President Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky. He urged Mr. Starr to close the independent counsel’s office, which had spent four years pursuing President Clinton. The cost of Mueller's investigation of Russia’s interference in 2016 (e.g. attack on Democracy) is about on pace with that of former special prosecutor Ken Starr’s inquiry into ex-President Bill Clinton (blow job) and former first lady Hillary Clinton’s real estate dealings in the 1990s. Starr spent over six years on the Whitewater investigation and billed taxpayers more than $70 million.