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I've been a female working a "man's job" (mechanical engineer), stay at home Mom (6 kids), working Mom (6 kids to put through college), unemployed, underemployed, temporarily employed and now working from home! We live on an old, small farm with 2 dogs and 2 cats in the house, variable number of chickens out in the yard.

Journal Archives

Kim Jong-un, George W. Bush and pre-emptive wars of choice:

If Bush could drag the US into a wanton 10 year war with so little discussion or fuss, what makes us think Kim Jong-un won't?

Some questions about stop and frisk -

There is a serious problem in Buffalo of young black men shooting other young black men. It happens in Syracuse, too. So my question is this; was this a significant problem in NYC before stop and frisk became policy? If so, is it still a problem?

Did stop and frisk turn up illegal weapons when it first went into effect?

Does stop and frisk turn up any illegal weapons now?

If stop and frisk prevents murders, is it justified?

If justified, should it be stepped down from the current frequency?

Why did no one ever tell me about this major problem with crock pots!?!?!

The stuff you put in smells so good cooking all day long!

"Pope Francis did not denounce me to Argentinian junta, says priest"

Accusations that Pope Francis denounced two priests to Argentina's military junta during the 1970s have been denied by one of the survivors in a boost to the reputation of the new pontiff.

Francisco Jalics, who now lives in a German monastery, issued an online statement on Wednesday to clear up what he said were misinterpretations of his earlier comments about the role played by the pope in his five-month incarceration by the navy.

He said he was addressing reports that he and another Jesuit priest, Orlando Yorio, were imprisoned because the leader of their order, Jorge Bergoglio as the pope was known until last week passed on information about them to the authorities.

"I myself was once inclined to believe that we were the victims of a denunciation," Jalics said. " at the end of the 90s, after numerous conversations, it became clear to me that this suspicion was unfounded. It is therefore wrong to assert that our capture took place at the initiative of Father Bergoglio."


Anyone know if this cartoon about jeb bush is accurate?

http://www.gocomics.com/lacucaracha (March 23)

While some DUer's are busy charging Catholics here with every crime

past and present ever associated with the Catholic Church in any way, Right Wing blogs are calling for Nancy Pelosi to be excommunicated:


I have a couple news feeds on my opening page -

NPR, NBC, CNN, BBC, RTE and just to see what the other side is seeing, FOX.

i just noticed that FOX is the only one to plug its stories in SCREAMING ALL CAPITALS!

Have you instructed your kids how to behave during a traffic stop?

I tell my kids - hands on the wheel, don't go reaching into the glove box for the registration until requested by the officer.

Answer questions briefly and to the point.

Francis, the Jesuits and the Dirty War

Rumors and questions are circulating about Pope Francis and the time when he was the Jesuit provincial of Argentina and his relationship to two imprisoned Jesuits and the Argentine military dictatorship.
It is also said that there is written evidence in the Argentine foreign ministry files that Bergoglio gave information on the Jesuits to the military. The alleged conversation took place when Bergoglio was trying to get the passport of one of the Jesuits extended. Not only did this take place after they were arrested and after they were released, it was after they were safely out of the country. Nothing he could say would endanger them, nor was he telling the government anything it did not already know. He was simply trying to convince a bureaucrat that it was a good idea to extend the passport of this man so he could stay in Germany and not have to return to Argentina.

More recently, Cardinal Bergoglio was involved in getting the Argentine bishops to ask forgiveness for not having done enough during the dirty war, as it was called in Argentina.

In the face of tyranny, there are those who take a prophetic stance and die martyrs. There are those who collaborate with the regime. And there are others who do what they can while keeping their heads low. When admirers tried to claim that John Paul worked in the underground against Nazism, he set them straight and said he was no hero.


The article was written by Thomas Reese, SJ, who had been editor of the Jesuit publication "America" until forced out by Vatican conservatives.

Who selected the speakers at CPAC? There's been a lot of talk

about Palin and Trump being invited and Christie being ignored. Whoever invited the speakers has a clear agenda for the Republican Party, but who are the people behind the curtain?
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