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Pope Innocent III bas-relief in the U.S. House of Representatives chamber



Pope Innocent III marble bas-relief, one of 23 reliefs of great historical lawgivers in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives in the United States Capitol. Sculpted by Joseph Kiselewski in 1950. Diameter 28 inches.

Pope Innocent III (1161-1216) decreed that a monk who had arranged for his lover to have an abortion was not guilty of murder if the fetus was not "animated" at the time and that the soul enters the body of the fetus at the time of "quickening" - when the woman first feels movement of the fetus.

The explicit prohibition of abortion is not biblical, but rather papal.

The triregnum (papal tiara) depicted by the Kiselewski Innocent III marble bas-relief is also historically incorrect as to the number of "crowns" featured on the tiara during the period of Innocent III.

According to the Holy See Press Office:

The Triregnum (the Papal Tiara formed by three crowns symbolizing the triple power of the Pope: father of kings, governor of the world and Vicar of Christ) from the XVIII Century, with which the bronze statue of Saint Peter is crowned every June 29th, the feast day of the Saint.

Use of the Tiara, a ritual during solemn ceremonies, was abandoned during the Papacy of Paul VI.

The Tiara is a headdress ending in an ogive and made of silver, and during the times of Boniface VIII two crowns were added, and from 1314 three crowns (the reason it is called the triregnum), topped by a small globe with a golden cross...


The triregnum (papal tiara) depicted by the Kiselewski Innocent III marble bas-relief is also historically incorrect as to the number of "crowns" featured on the tiara during the period of Innocent III.

This is revealing a lot of information: although wearing the papal tiara "was abandoned during the Papacy of Paul V", papal tiaras are still yet used as papal and church icons.

Sitting on a Throne of Gold: Former TN State Rep. sued in $80 million class action lawsuit



Fair Use of WMC news report - for the complete news report (sans a .pdf of the complaint filed with the court) and follow-ups visit the WMC web site.

Bates also aired these commercials over his Information Radio News USA Network --- including "The Matthew Hill Show" (hosted by TNGA Rep. Matthew Hill), although many of the archived "The Matthew Hill Show" podcast files have been removed from both the IRN USA Network web site and the Apple iTunes web site.

I searched through my iTunes podcast library and even found a one minute advertising spot for the First American Monetary Consultants airing approximately at the 14:00 timemark of the December 16, 2009 "The Matthew Hill Show" podcast (of IRN The Matthew Hill Show)...

The IRNUSA web site also features a store hyperlink directly to the First American Monetary Consultants online bookstore (including even one book penned by Tennessee Regulatory Authority Chairman Kenneth C. Hill, who often serves as a guest host on the IRNUSA "The Matthew Hill Show".

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Former State Representative included in $80 million class action lawsuit
http://www.wmctv.com/story/16408304/former-state-representative-included-in-80-million-class-action-lawsuit

"MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC-TV) - A former Tennessee legislator is the target of an $80 million class action lawsuit after plaintiffs claimed he tricked them into buying gold by saying it was God's will.

The 47-page lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court is seeking damages for people who claim they were duped by the defendants, including former State Representative Larry Bates.

Bates is First American Monetary Consultants' "chief economist." He is the first defendant listed in the lawsuit filed by a Covington, Tennessee law firm.

Through a website, a radio program, and conferences called "A Nation in Crisis," the lawsuit claims Bates and FAMC fraudulently convinced customers to buy precious metals like gold and silver coins before, among other things, withholding delivery.

According to the lawsuit, "FAMC specifically targets devout Christian believers, elderly individuals, and widow/widowers with significant life savings" who see Bates as a trusted Christian advisor.

They claimed Bates used Bible verses to solidify his precious metal sales pitch.

"I'm here to help you separate yourself from the masses who will be victims of this inevitable debacle," Bates said on audio recordings.

Plaintiff's attorneys consider recordings evidence of the company's "sky is falling" approach used to swindle what they described as unsuspecting customers..."


(more at the hyperlink above)

Teabaggers Beware! Thom Hartmann: TRUE history of the Boston Tea Party



A book written by a participant within the 1773 Boston Tea Party reveals that the American colonist revolt was against the British Crown CUTTING the tea tax (the Tea Act of 1773) as to benefit the transnational East India Company by undercutting the price that American businesses could smuggle and sell teas within the American colonies.

My sidebar:

Not only do the Koch Brothers inspired teabaggers incorporate an ionic American Revolutionary War flag that did not exist at the time of the 1773 Boston Tea Party as their party symbol (Gadsden Flag, designed during 1775), these Tea Party folks are ignorant as to why American colonists were actually protesting the British Tea Act of 1773.
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