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Greece in the eye of the storm | SocialistWorker.org.

Greece in the eye of the storm

Antonis Davenellos, a member of International Workers Left (DEA) in Athens, describes the brewing protests as the government imposes harsh austerity measures.

Riot police didn’t hesitate to pepper-spray 88-year-old Manolis  Glezos, a living legend of the anti-Nazi resistance during the Second  World WarRiot police didn’t hesitate to pepper-spray 88-year-old Manolis Glezos, a living legend of the anti-Nazi resistance during the Second World War

GREECE’S SOCIAL democratic government announced “extra measures” on March 3 aimed at reducing the government deficit and raising money, mainly to service the public debt.

For working people, the measures were a shock: a freeze on pensions for the second year in a row, salary cuts for public employees that will also transfer immediately to the private sector, a freeze on hiring in the public sector, plus tax increases–including a sales tax hike that will raise the price of basic products like food, gas, etc.–which will further cut into the living standards of Greek workers.

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Conspicuously missing from the list is “people’s who know’s how to use apostrophe’s”

More fun at STFU, Believers.

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Chief exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth says Devil is in the Vatican

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Richard Owen in Rome

From The Times March 11, 2010 Chief exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth says Devil is in the Vatican Richard Owen in Rome * 431 Comments Recommend? (241) Don Gabriele Amorth, an exorcist in the diocese of Rome and the president of honour of the Association of Exorcists (Giulio Napolitan/AFP/Getty Images) Don Gabriele Amorth is the chief exorcist at the Vatican Image :1 of 2 Sex abuse scandals in the Roman Catholic Church are proof that that “the Devil is at work inside the Vatican”, according to the Holy See’s chief exorcist.

found this on Drudge

Exorcisms On the Rise

PAUL BURNELL

In a world where Satanists appear on prime-time TV, neo-pagan religions gather vast followings and tarot card readings are available in the newspapers, experts say it’s no surprise that the number of exorcisms worldwide is rising.

What does it take to become an exorcist, and what would you need to learn? Says Father Giulio Savoldi, who has been Milan’s official exorcist for more than two decades:

“I would include the supernatural force–the presence of God–and then suggest that the man picked to do this kind of work be wise and that he should know how to gather strength not just from within himself but from God. Because each case of possession is different, each person possessed is different. Those studying to become exorcists should also study psychology and know how to distinguish between a mental illness and a possession. And–finally–they need to be very patient.”

Monday, March 8, 2010, 1:42 PM
Joe Carter

On his radio program, Fox News’ Glenn Beck encouraged listeners to leave their church if it proclaims a concern for social justice:

I’m begging you, your right to religion and freedom to exercise religion and read all of the passages of the Bible as you want to read them and as your church wants to preach them . . . are going to come under the ropes in the next year. If it lasts that long it will be the next year. I beg you, look for the words ’social justice’ or ‘economic justice’ on your church Web site. If you find it, run as fast as you can. Social justice and economic justice, they are code words. Now, am I advising people to leave their church? Yes!”

Listen to the audio here.

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Although many Protestant denomination express concerns about social justice, the term is most closely associated with the social teachings of the Catholic Church. A Jesuit priest, Luigi Taparelli D’Azeglio, coined the term in the 1840s and based the concept on the teachings of Thomas Aquinas.

According to the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, “a large part of the Church’s social teaching is solicited and determined by important social questions, to which social justice is the proper answer.” Social justice is even given a section in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Gutenberg

Ebook.com

early Christian Catena

early Christian writings

The Corpus Hermeticum

The Complete Sayings of Jesus

by Arthur Hinds[1927]

Like the Jefferson Bible, this is an attempt to edit the four gospels into a consistent account, in this case focusing on the words of Jesus. There is plenty of connecting narrative around the instances where Jesus speaks, so this is better than simply presenting each quote out of context. The focus on what Jesus is attributed as saying makes it easier to browse the core texts of the New Testament. All in all, a very useful reference, and a great read.

Freemasonry

The Internet has long been home to all kinds of sites about Freemasonry, pro and con. However, it has been hard to find reliable, vetted information on the web on this topic. This page has electronic editions of core texts on Freemasonry in the public domain, presented complete and unaltered.

The community of Christian etext redactors is very active, and transcriptions of public domain books on the topic are abundant. The following are archives of public domain etexts about Christianity and related topics, which contain much more material than we have room or bandwidth for at this site. Some of these are:

Christian Classics Ethereal Library This is probably the largest general purpose archive of Christian texts.
Additional Early Church Fathers at the Tertullian Project website. This dovetails with the ‘Early Church Fathers’ collection at CCEL.
The Unbound Bible has the best collection of downloadable Bible data files anywhere. Highly recommended.
Digital Christian Library and related topics, with many unique items, by a very active scanner who has
The Gnostic Society A collection of shorter texts on Gnosticism. Also has a collection of Dead Sea Scroll translations.
The Catholic Encyclopeda This is a project to put online this huge work from 1913.

<!– Project Wittenberg A comprehensive archive of Lutheran texts, of general interest for the study of Protestantism.
–>Quaker Heritage Press publishes etexts of rare and out-of-print Quaker documents.
Restoration Movement Texts. Primary texts of a 19th century American religious movement, predecessor of Churches of Christ, the Christian Churches, and the Disciples of Christ, among other groups.

8.8-magnitude earthquake hits central Chile AP story here

The largest earthquake ever recorded struck the same area of Chile on May 22, 1960. The magnitude-9.5 quake killed 1,655 people and left 2 million homeless. The tsunami that it caused killed people in Hawaii,Japan and the Philippines and caused damage to the west coast of the United States.

Frequency of Occurrence of Earthquakes

from USGS site

Magnitude Average Annually
8 and higher 1 ¹
7 – 7.9 17 ²
6 – 6.9 134 ²
5 – 5.9 1319 ²
4 – 4.9 13,000
(estimated)
3 – 3.9 130,000
(estimated)
2 – 2.9 1,300,000
(estimated)

¹ Based on observations since 1900.
² Based on observations since 1990.

8.8 is high, but it’s not the highest and we seem to have one big one every year.

the Haiti quake was only 7.0

my memory failed me on that one, for some reason i thought it was higher Haiti Quake wiki

French historian Moreau de Saint-Méry (1750–1819). He described damage done by an earthquake in 1751, writing that “only one masonry building had not collapsed” in Port-au-Prince; he also wrote that the “whole city collapsed” in the 1770 Port-au-Prince earthquakeCap-Haïtien, other towns in the north of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and the Sans-Souci Palace were destroyed during an earthquake on 7 May 1842.[17]magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck the Dominican Republic and shook Haiti on 4 August 1946, producing a tsunami that killed 1,790 people and injured many others.[18]

So, it is creepy, another big quake so soon after the Haiti quake, and 8.8 is really high, but I’ll have to see a 3rd one pop up that’s 8 plus or devastating damage like the Port-Au-Prince quake, before I start getting real scared about the end of the world (well i mean more than i already am)   😉