And Catholics are like…
NO. BUT HE IS.
ENOUGH. HE IS VERY DIFFERENT. PLEASE STOP ACTING LIKE HE IS THE SAME. I CANNOT HANDLE HOW ARROGANT CATHOLICS ACT ABOUT THIS. THIS IS NOT MEDIA SPIN. THIS IS A POPE WHO IS VERY DIFFERENT. AND TO ACT OTHERWISE IS TO BE A…
Just to clarify something, itsjustfrank: Pope Francis is obviously a different person than any of his predecessors. He has a different charisma; different personality; different goals; a unique spirituality and view of the world. But, basically every pope does, because every pope is a different man!
I’m annoyed when people act like Pope Francis is “God’s gift to the world” or whatever, because: they think he will change doctrine, they think he’s humble “unlike those other popes”; or they believe he will reform or fix whatever problems they see in the Church.
Except that to compare Pope Francis to his predecessors (especially his immediate predecessors, Popes Benedict and JP2) in those respects is unfair.
None of them changed Church doctrine.
All of them were humble and approachable to the masses.
All of them reformed and revitalized the Church in the ways they saw as necessary.
I’m not saying people shouldn’t love Pope Francis. I’m saying, I want people to stop comparing and contrasting him to his predecessors in an unfair and unjust way.
He is like his predecessors in that he is the Vicar of Christ and Successor of St. Peter. He’s going to lead the Church, and maintain and clarify Her beliefs in terms of Faith and morals.
He is unlike his predecessors in that he has a unique background — first Jesuit pope, first from the Americas, etc.
Viva il Papa!
Besides the point that others are entitled to their opinion.
A high-dollar Obama donor who was caught on video brutally beating his girlfriend got off with 25 hours of community service last week after he pled guilty to domestic battery charges.
CCTV footage caught Gurbaksh Chahal, the CEO of San Francisco tech startup RadiumOne, kicking his girlfriend 117 times, including blows to the head, and trying to smother her with a pillow during a vicious 30-minute assault.
He faced 45 felony charges until the footage was deemed inadmissible. As a result, Chahal has managed to avoid jail time, the Daily Mail reported on Thursday.
According to police reports, Chahal also threated to kill his girlfriend several times.
Silicon Valley executives have come under scrutiny for their political activities in recent weeks. The CEO of web browser company Mozilla was forced to step down after it was revealed that he donated $1,000 to an anti-gay marriage proposition in 2008.
Chahal’s political contributions indicate more liberal sensibilities. He has donated more than $100,000 since 2011, all of which went the Democratic Party and Democratic candidates.
Those contributions include $81,600 to the Democratic National Committee and $5,000 to President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign.
RadiumOne’s board of directors includes Steve Westly, a major Obama donor who came under scrutiny after four companies that he invested in received stimulus subsidies while Westly sat on an advisory board directing the disbursement of stimulus money.
Chahal has visited the White House twice, on Nov. 30, 2011 to see the president, and on Dec. 14, 2012, to see the president and the first lady, according to White House visitor logs.
Chahal also greeted Obama at a dinner in San Francisco in 2012.
It was not immediately clear whether activists who boycotted Mozilla for its former CEO’s opposition to gay marriage would also target RadiumOne and other Chahal startups.
Ricochet.com Editor and Freedomworks contributor Jon Gabriel looks back at 13 of the most dire predictions made when Earth Day debuted in 1970.
The next time the climate change cult makes a CRAZY prediction…just think of this list.
Behold the coming apocalypse as predicted on and around Earth Day, 1970:
1. “Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” - Harvard biologist George Wald
2. “We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation.” - Washington University biologist Barry Commoner
3. “Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from intolerable deterioration and possible extinction.” - New York Times editorial
4. "Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make. The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.” - Stanford University biologist Paul Ehrlich
5. “Most of the people who are going to die in the greatest cataclysm in the history of man have already been born… [By 1975] some experts feel that food shortages will have escalated the present level of world hunger and starvation into famines of unbelievable proportions. Other experts, more optimistic, think the ultimate food-population collision will not occur until the decade of the 1980s.” - Paul Ehrlich
6. "It is already too late to avoid mass starvation,” - Denis Hayes, Chief organizer for Earth Day
7. “Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China and the Near East, Africa. By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions…. By the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America, and Australia, will be in famine.” - North Texas State University professor Peter Gunter
8. “In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution… by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half.” - Lifemagazine
9. "At the present rate of nitrogen buildup, it’s only a matter of time before light will be filtered out of the atmosphere and none of our land will be usable.”- Ecologist Kenneth Watt
10. “Air pollution…is certainly going to take hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone.” - Paul Ehrlich
11. “By the year 2000, if present trends continue, we will be using up crude oil at such a rate… that there won’t be any more crude oil. You’ll drive up to the pump and say, ‘Fill ‘er up, buddy,’ and he’ll say, ‘I am very sorry, there isn’t any.’” - Ecologist Kenneth Watt
12. “[One] theory assumes that the earth’s cloud cover will continue to thicken as more dust, fumes, and water vapor are belched into the atmosphere by industrial smokestacks and jet planes. Screened from the sun’s heat, the planet will cool, the water vapor will fall and freeze, and a new Ice Age will be born.” - Newsweek magazine
13. "The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age." - Kenneth Watt
And people still buy into this fear mongering, money making scheme on a regular basis.
Holy fucking Christ I did it
And now you know that it just isn’t that hard. The upper, that’s a bit tougher.
Me gusta le MagPul furniture.
What’s the point this is trying to make?
The 2nd Amendment, because The Bill of Rights means my rights come from God and not a bureaucrat.
"THIS PICTURE WILL NOT CHANGE THE WORLD, BUT I STILL NEED FEMINISM AND I’M GOING TO REALLY, REALLY TELL YOU WHY":
-Because I got called a whore for wearing a short plaid skirt when I was 10
-and because when Nujood Ali from Yemen was 10 she got divorced
-Because black girls’ names became my classmates’ favorite “joke” when I was 11
-and because when an 11-year-old girl in Texas was raped by 18 men the New York Times wrote of how the girl “dressed older than her age”
-Because I started counting calories when I was 14
-and because when Malala Yousafzai was 14 she was shot in the head for trying to go to school
-Because I heard a boy greet a girl with “hey slut” today at age 16
-and because when a 16-year-old girl in Steubenville, Ohio was filmed being raped by two boys at a party while unconscious the CNN reporters talked about how tragic it was because the rapists had such bright futures as athletes
-Because I will have to watch my drink at all bars and parties when I am 22
-and because when CeCe McDonald was 22 she was sentenced to 41 months in prison for defending herself against a man who screamed transphobic, racist insults at her and then slashed her face with a bottle
-Because no matter what age I am the biggest threat to men will still be heart disease, and the biggest threat to women will still be men.
-Because it is not just about me, because it is not just about anger, because it is not just a JOKE, because it is not just about “hating men,” because it is not just about girls with vaginas, because it is not just about ending “slut”, because it is not just about white straight girls in Rookie magazine, because it is not just about writing on backs, because it is not just about the fact that gay men are “fags” but lesbians are “hot,” because it is not just about pictures of thin white girls being the only google image results for the search phrase “beautiful women”, because it is not just about writing signs, because it is not just about what she was wearing or how many times she said yes before she changed her answer to no, because misogyny is not just about one thing and feminism is not just about one thing and it is not just “a trend” and it will not “happen” in just one way.
-And because yes. It is about equality for EVERYONE, but first and foremost it needs to be about equality for girls, because they are not treated equally to men, in every single sense, and you are not going to take feminism away from me and call me bossy/hostile/aggressive and make this about yourself or make it into a joke, because truth be told, I’m not joking and I’m tired of explaining. If you want to call yourself a feminist, you work hard to spread feminism, you do not turn this into a contest of whose struggle is greater and constantly demand to know what you can get out of feminism personally. Feminism is not just about you, or me, it is about everyone. If you’re male and you’re tired of men being stereotyped as hyper-masculine, soulless, sexist, inherent leader-tyrant creatures, then go out and prove the patriarchy wrong and fight for girls, like someone with a soul who believes in equality would. Then, yes, feminism will be about everyone.
-Sylvie (an amazing grrrl godess)
Photo taken by Caroline http://c-h-0-w.tumblr.com/
What does feminism have to do with living in a shitty part of town?
You can’t blame harassment on a “shitty part of town.” You blame it on a culture that lets harassment slide.
Explain to me how culture has allowed punishment for streetside harassment to slide to such a point as this? I’m DYING to know.
Might I suggest getting a concealed weapons permit instead?
According to new IRS data, the 1.35 million taxpayers that represent the highest-earning one percent of the Americans who filed federal income tax returns in 2010 earned 18.9% of the total gross in…
In parts of the nation where “freedom” is more of a Scrabble word than a working concept, there are restrictions and sometimes outright bans on owning the most popular rifle platform in the nation, the Eugene Stoner-designed AR-15. Other self-loading rifles with certain cosmetic features are also…
All I’m saying anon, is that when I hear, “he raped me” - unlike you, I don’t jump the gun. I take it with a grain of salt until proven otherwise. Just look through my archives and see just how many bitches crying wolf-rape I’ve done posts on. It happens, and, now-a-days with all of the manginas, “male feminists,” and overall pussied men in this world, a lot more womyn are emboldened to do just that, to cry wolf-rape to get something accomplished.
The simple fact that we’re having this discussion proves my point.
SFL has become a disgusting organization without any understanding of philosophy or causation vs. correlation vs. irrelevancy.
As of April of 2014:
The population of the Netherlands = 16,846,300
The population of the USA = 317,871,000
That is, there are 19x as more people in the U.S. as there are in the Netherlands. Therefore, stating that there is a 15% lower rate in the Netherlands versus the USA is moot due to the fact that, a larger population will naturally have a larger rate of divorce.
Compound that with the fact that homosexuals are one of the smallest minorities in ANY demographic, and we quickly see that this statement against traditional and natural marriage is a farce. For if, according to a study using the 2010 the US census, only 3.5% of the US population are homosexuals - if we were to extrapolate that same number for the Netherlands then less than 600,000 of it’s citizens are gay (more than likely lower) and if only half of those are married, and if only half of those get divorced, then - naturally - the number of gays divorced will always be lower.
Additionally, one would have to conclude that gays are happier in the Netherlands as well, right? Well, 5 years after legalizing gay “marriage,” a study concluded that homosexuals still had a higher rate of suicide per capita then the larger heterosexual population! Think about that, in one of the most gay-friendliest countries on earth a sexual-minority group has a higher rate of suicide then the majority of that country’s general population. In 2011, a full 10 years after “making history,” the Netherland’s Institute for Social Research (SCP) did a study and it reached the following conclusion:
11% of gay men and 16% of lesbians consider suicide. The figure is only 3% for the heterosexual population.
6% of gays actually attempt to commit suicide and 10% of lesbians, compared to 2% of heterosexuals
Don’t blame homonegativity on this stat either, because the same study found that from 2006 to 2008, the homosexual social stigma dropped from 15% to 9% and, the same stigma dropped from 70% in 1975 to less than 30% by 2009. In regards to gay “marriage,” the study concluded that in 1988 45% of the population saw it as a negative whereas, in 2008, only 11% saw it as a negative. And yet, the high rate of suicides…
Marriage won’t make homosexuals happier if they aren’t happy with themselves first. Attempting to normalize or legalize abnormal behavior isn’t a remedy either.
We see, yet again, further proof of the big lie, “islamophobia,” or as I coined it, “faked hate”.
And we see, yet again, the proof is furnished by the very people who advance the lie.
A Canadian college student recently conducted a social experiment to see if people treated her differently if she wore a hijab — a traditional Muslim veil that covers a woman’s head and chest — and what she discovered was a bit unexpected. People were nicer to her.
This mirrors Danielle Crittenden’s piece a few years back when she wore a burka for a week during her daily life in Washington, D.C., ostensibly to document all that cray cray raging islamophobia. And *shocka* she experienced universal niceness.
I expect that the Islamic supremacists and their leftist lapdogs will try to paint this as some kind of over-indulgent racism. “Overcompensating” — which is exactly what they do with, say …. Obama. Read more at http://pamelageller.com/2014/04/people-polite-parents-shake-hand-canadian-college-blogger-wore-hijab-18-days-reveal-racist-community-finds-people-actually-nicer.html/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
I’ve heard many Muslims in Texas talk about how other people from outside the state or country assume that they’re being mistreated here and that it must be horrible for them. Those Muslims tell those people that they’re always treated with kindness. Sometimes they get looks but it doesn’t bother them. But they understand that people look at them because they don’t see someone wearing a hijab or burqa very often.
So that’s why I laugh every time I hear someone from tumblr complain about the oppression that Muslims have in America.
From their adjusted gross income of $481,098, the president and first lady gave $1,500 to St. John’s Church, an Episcopalian parish near the White House where they occasionally attend services.
Oh yeah, speaking of the Episcopalian church, President Obama has selected the first openly gay Episcopalian “bishop” to lead Easter prayer at the White House. I guess know we know why he donated to this “church.”