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How many Gods are there??

Pope Benedict: Church Must Stand Against "Intolerant Agnosticism"

Reuters | Posted: 01/06/2013 7:13 am EST
By Philip Pullella

VATICAN CITY, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Pope Benedict said on Sunday that Roman Catholic leaders must have the courage to stand up to attacks by "intolerant agnosticism" prevalent in many countries.

The pope and the Church have come under increased attack because of their opposition to homosexual marriage and women priests. The pope has repeatedly denounced what he says are attempts to push religion out of public debate.


"Anyone who lives and proclaims the faith of the Church is on many points out of step with the prevalent way of thinking," he said. "The approval of the prevailing wisdom, however, is not the criterion to which we submit."


"Today's regnant agnosticism has its own dogmas and is extremely intolerant regarding anything that would question it and the criteria it employs," the pope said.

more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/06/pope-intolerant-agnosticism-_n_2419806.html?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-nb%7Cdl5%7Csec3_lnk3%26pLid%3D253324

Civilization begins

Civilization begins when the strong finally realize they have a duty to protect the weak. That duty is the foundation of civilization, the bedrock on which everything else rests.

Cuba , Stephen Coontz p. 89

Need help with roof damage

I have reindeer poop and hoof holes in the roof

and a very fat man stuck in the flue .......... what do I do??

Grover Norquist to be on WCCO about 4:10 today

add: that would be 'CCO radio

Everyone needs to call all their Congressional offices

I am getting real sick of hearing about how this country needs to protect all the 'job creators'

If these 'job creators' are so important and they need special protections then each congressional office should have a very detailed list of them. Demand that your reps and senators send you a list of these important people within their district or within the state. If they do not have a list then they really can not be that important.

If you do happen to get a list then you can go to them and demand that they create a job for you at the wage that would make you non-lazy, a taxpayer, and give you a living wage.

I do not think this is too much to ask for because they have had 30 years to create all of these jobs. At the very least they have had the last ten years.

So call and tell them you need a job and they will set you up with one on Monday.
Posted by Angry Dragon | Sat Dec 8, 2012, 03:54 PM (0 replies)


Study the past if you would define the future ....Confucius

History is a maiden, and you can dress her however you wish ..... Chinese Proverb

All countries large and small suffer one defect in common: the surrounding of the ruler with unworthy personnel. Those who would control rulers, first discover their secret fears and wishes ....
Han Fei Tzu, 3rd century BCE
Posted by Angry Dragon | Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:40 AM (0 replies)

Bill Clinton for Secretary of State ...... n/t

Just listened to Rep.John Kline (MN-2) on local radio

and he says President Obama has to list the spending cuts before they will talk about revenues
and how raising taxes will hurt small family businesses ............... the man is an ass

The one tax graph you really need to know

I do not know if this was posted before however, it might be worth looking at again.


Posted by Ezra Klein on September 19, 2012 at 1:37 pm

This entire conversation is the result of a (largely successful) effort to redefine the debate over taxes from “how much in taxes do you pay” to “how much in federal income taxes do you pay?” This is good framing if you want to cut taxes on the rich. It’s bad framing if you want to have even a basic understanding of who pays how much in taxes.

There’s a reason some would prefer that more limited conversation. For most Americans, payroll and state and local taxes make up the majority of their tax bill. The federal income tax, by contrast, is our most progressive tax — it’s the tax we’ve designed to place the heaviest burden on the rich while bypassing the poor. And we’ve done that, again, because the working class is already paying a fairly high tax bill through payroll and state and local taxes.


Which is why, if you want to understand who’s paying what in taxes, you don’t want to just look at federal income taxes, or federal payroll taxes, or state sales taxes — you want to look at total taxes. And, luckily, the tax analysis group Citizens for Tax Justice keeps those numbers. So here is total taxes — which includes corporate taxes, income taxes, payroll taxes, state sales taxes, and more — paid by different income groups and broken into federal and state and local burdens:

But here is really the only tax graph you need: It’s total tax burden by income group. And as you’ll see, every income group is paying something, and the rich aren’t paying much more, as a percentage of their incomes, then the middle class.

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