Friday, April 14, 2006

Prayer Requests:
(For the Easter Triduum)

If I may bleg once again on this Triduum for your generosity in prayer for the following people:

Jeremy Hand and his family.

Graham Armstrong and his family.

The repose of the soul of Thomas Blosser

The repose of the soul of Kathy Edlund

The repose of the soul of Richard Dunn McElhinney

The repose of the soul of Melvin Denny

The repose of the soul of Edward Flynn

The repose of the soul of Chris DiSomma

The repose of the soul of Larry Gonczy

The repose of the soul of Kathy Hanks

And a whole scroll of departed (and not-yet-departed) family, friends, mentors, etc. which can be noted in an incomplete list form HERE. I can think of some not included there which could be covered if the readers simply pray for those in my intentions also: a treasure which would exceed silver and gold I assure you.

May the Lord grant to them all to find mercy from the Lord on that day (cf. ii Timothy i,16-18).

"I believe in Purgatory. . . . Our souls demand Purgatory, don't they? Would it not beak the heart if God said to us, 'It is true, my son, that your breath smells and your rags drip with mud and slime, but we are charitable here and no one will upbraid you with these things, nor draw away from you. Enter into the joy'? Should we not reply, "With submission, sir, and if there is no objection, I'd rather be cleansed first.' "It may hurt, you know'--"Even so, sir.'" [C. S. Lewis (RIP)]

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Thursday, April 13, 2006

On The Fraud of "Global Warming":
(With Greg Mockeridge and Kevin Tierney)

Kevin's words will be in blue font and Greg's in black font.

There IS a problem with global warming... it stopped in 1998 (Bob Carter)

In short, though we've greatly increased our SUV's and other "harmful" products to the enviroment, tempatures haven't increased in the slightest.

Compared to what vehicles were like in the 1940's, 1950's, 1960's and 1970's, the SUV's today are much cleaner. Oh and did I tell you that during the 1970's the concern was "global cooling"?? This was particularly the case after the winter of '76-'77 which was one of the coldest in centuries...they were predicting an ice age coming after that one (ask Greg). Now it is "global warming" supposedly but like the previous "global cooling" it is also a fraud. As one who lives in Seattle I say if there is global warming: bring it on!!! As far as I am concerned, I would love my winters up here to be like they are in Puerto Vallarta the same time of year...heck I will take the winters in Santa Cruz over the winters up here too (sixty and sun most of the time, etc.).

Given the fact that, as Shawn pointed out, that there was this big "coming ice age" scare in the late 1970's in conjunction with the fact that the global warming scare is about 15-20 years old, the idea that such a radical change in the earth's core temperature to the doomsday proportions that the environmental wack fringe claims caused by human industry in such short a time (10-15 years) is implausable on its face. Ergo, its a self-refuting proposition.

I remember watching a news special back in 1977 on CBS affliate WJBK channel 2 hosted by infobabe Robbie Timmons (is she still a local Detroit media figure Kevin?) regarding the coming ice age scare predicting that the Great Lakes will dry up in 25 years. Well, it's 29 years hence and the Great Lakes haven't come anywhere close to drying up.

A good article on the contradictory hysterics about "global warming" and "global cooling" can be read HERE. Also worth considering is the temperature record of the past 1000 years...surely a more reliable barometer than a hundred year old sample. Of course that the temperatures were higher during the dark ages heading into the medieval period is something that contradicts the theory of global warming being caused by technology. Unless they want to claim that the "culprit" of the "global warming" back in the tenth-eleventh centuries was human the words of that great western philosopher Ben Stein "anyone...anyone???"

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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Points to Ponder:
(On Revising Anew a Previously Revised Worldview)

[W]hat if, at some time in the future, evidence surfaces that that hard-won knowledge may be wrong? How many people, having lost faith because of a betrayal, and having laboriously reconstructed a new worldview, can revise that worldview again? What if that worldview turns out to have been a house of cards? Who can stand two betrayals--trust having been placed in a rescuer, the press, who is now exposed as having been a liar and a betrayer, also? Who can return to believing that the government--although flawed (there is no returning to the initial state of naive, unquestioning trust)--is now to be trusted more than the press, after all? ["Neo-Neocon" (circa May 12, 2005)]

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