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What is there in Nunes background that qualified him to be chairman of the Intelligence

Committee?

As I read and understand his background, he is from a dairy farming family.
His educational background is average - graduated from nearby colleges with agriculture degrees.

I don't minimize farming or agriculture studies, but not sure how they prepare one to be chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:23 AM (1 replies)

Too bad there are apparently no photos of this aberration.

It's hard to make an informed judgment without seeing what the airline representative found reprehensible.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Mar 27, 2017, 02:40 PM (1 replies)

I have to wonder if age doesn't also play a large part in whether or not

one fears death.
As one ages into the eighth and ninth decade I have noticed in myself and the many other I've been near at those ages, that the fear of death becomes much less, and even becomes welcome in some instances.

Living takes energy, and as one loses strength and stamina, the fight for life becomes not worth the struggle.
I've heard elders- in their 90s and past- wonder why they are still around.
One has to have a reason for living - a sort of mission to fulfill, and when that has gone, the will to resist death, and thus the fear of death, recedes.

All of this is apart from belief in a God or an afterlife.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sat Mar 25, 2017, 02:54 PM (0 replies)

Xavier fan here. Looking forward to Xavier v Gonzaga Sat. night.

Thrilled Xavier has come this far.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sat Mar 25, 2017, 03:03 AM (1 replies)

There is a certain comfort in knowing one has a supply on hand,

and that is one less thing to have in the back of one's mind.
I try to anticipate the timing when the current roll will run out and have another roll at the ready.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Fri Mar 24, 2017, 03:48 PM (0 replies)

So very sad. So often those who die of opiod overdose are parents of young children,

left orphans because of the weakness of their parents. Even the best grandparents, aunts, relatives don't fully fill the void where the father and mother should be.

I admit to not understanding the attraction of drugs. I don't understand the need to alter the mind. I don't understand why real life is not okay.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Thu Mar 23, 2017, 02:01 AM (0 replies)

Television major network reported that he had phoned Theresa May

with his regrets.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Wed Mar 22, 2017, 05:46 PM (2 replies)

Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty, WWII Irish priest Saved 1000s of Jews and others in Rome

The movie, "The Scarlet and the Black", was shown the other night on TBN, a network I seldom watch.
I happened upon the film, seeing Gregory Peck in the priestly clothing of the roman collar, and stopped and saw it through to the end.
What followed was a most engaging and exciting story of an Irish native (and therefore a neutral in WWII) working in the Vatican.

Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty was involved in ransoming and hiding thousands of Jews and others sought by the Nazi occupation forces in Rome in the early part of WWII. The Nazi commandant Keppler was aware of Fr. O'Flaherty's activities, but could not catch him, as the priest managed to stay just one step ahead of the Nazis.

I recommend this film to those who haven't heard of Fr. O'Flaherty, (as I had not), and who enjoy the acting of Gregory Peck and a thriller until the end. I intend to learn more of Fr. O'Flaherty's story.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Tue Mar 21, 2017, 02:36 PM (2 replies)

As far as I know, Andrea Mitchell is in Seoul, sending tweets from there as recently as

one hour ago.
As she tells it, since she and other media reps are not invited by Dept. of State, they make their own reservations on scheduled airlines and follow the Sec. of State as closely as they can.

She reports David Sanger of NY Times has also come to Seoul to report on the trip.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Fri Mar 17, 2017, 03:56 PM (0 replies)

In SW Ohio annual Friendly Sons of St. Patrick dinner received a dispensation from

meat abstention when St. Patrick's Day fell on a Friday. The Archbishop was always one of the honored attendees.
The dinner was a pricey one, held in a ballroom at a premier downtown hotel.

I objected to the elite being given the dispensation and not the regular Catholics, many or most of whom venerated the Irish patron saint as much the Friendly Sons, even though my spouse was one of the attendees of the special occasion.

I wrote a letter to the Archbishop at the time, who responded that he would keep that in mind for future occasions.
I still feel the same today - all should benefit, not just the special few.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Fri Mar 17, 2017, 02:11 AM (0 replies)
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