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Friday, June 15, 2012

In what is an obvious move to curry favour of a volatile demographic, Barack has entered into law a significant change to American immigration policies.. Those 'illegals'.. in Florida and California coincidentally.. who are between 16 and 30, will be granted what amounts to landed immigrant status..
Legalized.. so to speak.. That's 800 thousand potential votes in two swing States..
Yet in this speech of emancipation, we were given what perhaps could been seen as yet another sign of the End Times.. the 2012 Prophesies..
For in the sanctity of the White House itself.. a reporter writing for an insignificant slightly right wing newspaper.. dared to interrupt the President.
We'll hear callings out in Church next..
The Daily Caller's Neil Munro.. somewhat implausibly claims that he never meant to cut off the president and thought he was finished speaking.. "I timed the question believing the president was closing his remarks, because naturally I have no intention of interrupting the President of the United States," Munro said in a statement on the Daily Caller's website.. "A reporter's job is to ask questions and get answers," said the site's editor in chief, Tucker Carlson., and"Our job is to find out what the federal government is up to. Politicians often don't want to tell us. A good reporter gets the story.. We're proud of Neil Munro."..
One has to wonder though, whether Neil has his White House Press Credentials renewed..

And just to bolster the heavy thoughts of those who do believe this way of life is perhaps under threat.. a couple more..
Health officials have confirmed that an Oregon man has the plague after he was bitten while trying to take a dead rodent from the mouth of a stray cat.. The unidentified Prineville man, was listed in critical condition on Friday.. He's suffering from a blood-borne version of the disease that wiped out at least one-third of Europe in the 14th century .. that one, the bubonic plague, affects lymph nodes..
One of the Horsemen there..
And as far as suffering's concerned.. 24 year old Aimee Copeland, developed necrotizing fasciitis after cutting her leg in a fall May 1 from a homemade zip line over a west Georgia river. Her left leg, other foot and both hands have been amputated.. On Tuesday, Copeland's condition was upgraded from critical to serious..
But on the other hand.. there is still something left of the human spirit.. This weekend, thousands of people are expected at a long-planned fund-raising event outside Atlanta to help the family with medical expenses. The two-day benefit concert in Aimee Copeland's hometown of Snellville begins at 5 p.m. Friday and continues through Saturday night..
Not a sparrow falls.. some say..

Monday, June 11, 2012

Now it's no news to those who have been following the progress of the EuroZone, that Spain has accepted €100 million in bailout monies..
But what might be of interest, especially to those States gasping for breath as their economies implode, is that the Spanish may consider taxing Church properties.. Although they have rented it out to a restaurant for the past five years, the owners of one building in Aspe have never paid property tax. Nor have they ever paid tax on the apartments that house two of their employees. . Last week, the city’s government voted to partially rescind the exemption that these have enjoyed, with the landlord of those three properties and another eight more in town, has long enjoyed since a 1979 treaty with the Vatican.. Of course said landlord is the Church of Rome..
The same provision holds for other recognized religions and non-profit organizations like the Red Cross, yet because Catholicism is the dominant religion in Spain, and because the Church’s holdings there are so vast .. Laica, a pro-secularism group, estimates that were it not for the exemption, the church would annually owe 2.5 to 3 billion euros in property taxes.. critics have long argued that the arrangement is part of the preferential treatment granted the Catholic Church..
It's an option that could well be studied by such as Greece, and Italy, and even France..
Certainly it's not too much for those who exist on faith, to contribute to the continuing existence of those who hold to these particular faiths..
Charity begins.. they say.. at home..

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