It is a chance to help out and still have most of your weekend time available.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
The walk for hunger is in Boston Sunday,May 3,2009.Brothers' Table receives a $20,000 grant from the proceeds,and for consideration helps set up the route before the walk.The volunteers leave from the Table in Lynn at 4:30 am and you will be back to Lynn by 10:00 am.If interested email firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, April 27, 2009
I understand that the above "flop"is doing a show soon at the Somerville Theatre.I understand their will be protestors from the "TEA PARTIES".I do not appreciate her attempt at acting in the 24 TV SHOW,and am especially annoyed at her comments concerning the participants of the tea party earlier this month . I have heard her anti-war rants in the past, and I cannot stand her disrespect for the opinions that differ from her all knowing attitude.In case you missed it this is her latest "you know,there is nothing more interesting than seeing a bunch of racists become confused and angry....lets be honest about this....it is not bashing Democrats,its not about taxes,they have no idea what the Boston Tea Party was about,They don't know their history at all.This is about a black man in the White House.This is racism straight up....."
I would boycott 24 tonight except I have to find out what happens to Jack Bauer tonight.In the words of Laura Ingram...."Shut up and sing" On second thought forget it,she probably is a lousy singer too!!!!!!!!
Friday, April 24, 2009
This is a follow up on the prior post concerning the Pope and his statements relative to the fact that the use of condoms will not end AIDS in Africa.
The Boston Pilot had an article of note by Dale O'Leary 4/17 in which she stated that science is on the side of the Pope as set forth by Edward Green in "Rethinking AIDS Prevention".Author Green looked at various studies and he concluded that.....In many sub-Saharan African countries,high condom use has yet to produce demonstrable benefit....sad experience shows that high HIV transmission can coexist with high condom use.
How can this be?...........O'Leary states that condom education and distribution require substantial changes in behavior...and the difference is that the decision to practice abstinence and fidelity is made with your clothes on,and the decision to use a condom is made with your clothes off......in the heat of passion and many times in the presence of alcohol and drugs
AS STATED BEFORE WE NEED A CHANGE OF HEART....
My thought ......The POPE was saying the above diplomatically.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
It appears that a battle is heating up between the Bush Administration and the Obama Administration over techniques used in the interrogation of terrorist suspects.It is interesting that legal briefs discussing advise concerning the legalities of interrogation were released without facts about the results of these actions.
Does the saving of lives ever justify harsh action........My prior training as an Special Agent for U.S.Navy Investigative Service leaves me with the gut reaction that it has to be part of the intelligence arsenal that may be available under certain circumstances....I know the ends do not justify the means........however, What if we are talking about another 9/11 or even a larger terrorist attack.
An attempt to investigate and/or charge former Bush Officials will certainly divide the Country.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Tax day protest numbers were impressive around the Country.Is this a movement that will lead to tax changes or fizzle out and become a mere footnote.
The organizers are saying it will lead to the elimination of the IRS and a tax of 28% on goods and services purchased rather than income earned which on average is said to be taxed at 38%.This raises many questions and issues.
Is this one of these moments where we should be careful of "WHAT YOU WISH FOR.........."
Thursday, April 9, 2009
I have had this feeling to give the President slack,however,this latest appointment of a gay rights activist who has attacked the Catholic Church over its stand on Proposition 8 in California is shocking when you consider his other actions relative to stem cell research and abortion funding
Maybe this was done to give Notre Dame a way to save face and to be able to cancel Obama's speaking engagement and the giving of an honorary degree.......
In any event the University should reconsider...... What is the President thinking ?
Monday, April 6, 2009
An old Jewish aphorism says the difference between smart man and a wise man is that a smart man knows how to extricate himself from a situation in which a wise man would never have found himself.....Rabbi Shmuley Boteach in speaking of the the American economic crisis says that it is born a of a spiritual crisis in which America for all its smarts lacks wisdom.....and this time even our smarts may not extricate us.
Rabbi Boteach states in part "The modern history of our country is built on a lie that says affluence,fame,and a shopping addiction are the secrets to happiness "............
Ponder the thoughts of the Rabbi and during this holy season stop.... think.......am I
SMART OR WISE and am I HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION WITH A HEART THAT LOOKS FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO HELP RATHER THAN TAKE....!!!!!!!
Friday, April 3, 2009
As we enter the Easter season I came upon words written by Father Jean-Pierre De Caussade,a French Jesuit writer ( 1751 ) who stated the following in part concerning God and forgiveness.
"The one cure for repeated unfaithfulness is to lament it,to be peacefully humble over it,and to turn to God as soon as may be.Until we die life's difficulties and humilations will be with us because of our besetting ingratitude and unfaithfulness.YET PROVIDED THAT THIS IS THE RESULT OF OUR WEAKNESS OF NATURE WITHOUT AFFECTION OF THE HEART,ALL IS WELL.GOD RECOGNIZES OUR WEAKNESS" ...........
In this season of hope contemplate the above words,keep your affections of the heart in the right place and all will be well for eternity............THAT IS A NICE THOUGHT