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Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#91717 Sep 19, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
I think he sounds wonderful! Baby steps!
Agree. I am amazed -- baby steps is all you can hope for, really.

I am ready for the aftermath is all. You know there will be some.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#91718 Sep 19, 2013
I like how open he is and how welcoming he is. That has been missing from the Catholic Church for a very long time.

From the interview -- it's a quote from the Pope in the first paragraph:

“A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality,” he told Father Spadaro.“I replied with another question:‘Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?’ We must always consider the person.”

The interview also serves to present the pope as a human being, who loves Mozart and Dostoevsky and his grandmother, and whose favorite film is Fellini’s “La Strada.”

The 12,000-word interview ranges widely, and may confirm what many Catholics already suspected: that the chameleon-like Francis bears little resemblance to those on the church’s theological or political right wing. He said some people had assumed he was an “ultraconservative” because of his reputation when he served as the superior of his Jesuit province in Argentina. He pointed out that he was made superior at the “crazy” young age of 36, and that his leadership style was too authoritarian.

“But I have never been a right-winger,” he said.“It was my authoritarian way of making decisions that created problems.”

“On Deck”

Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#91719 Sep 19, 2013
As I said earlier, I live on a fairly busy 4-lane boulevard, but the speed limit is only 30.
It's a main thoroughfare on the East side of town, so the police use it as a main artery to get from point A to point B when they are responding to a call.
So yeah, they're whippin' by my house every day.
They really drive with the pedal to the metal, and not always with their lights on.
I know there are places they have to get to in a hurry-up fashion, but sometimes I worry about the innocent bystanders who get in their path.

The amount of litter that lands in my yard is truly disgusting too.
It's mostly cigarette butts and there's new garbage to be picked up every day.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#91720 Sep 19, 2013
Not to speed?
loose cannon wrote:
I'll pay their fine and remember a valuable lesson.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#91721 Sep 19, 2013
Toj wrote:
I like how open he is and how welcoming he is. That has been missing from the Catholic Church for a very long time.
From the interview -- it's a quote from the Pope in the first paragraph:
“A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality,” he told Father Spadaro.“I replied with another question:‘Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?’ We must always consider the person.”
The interview also serves to present the pope as a human being, who loves Mozart and Dostoevsky and his grandmother, and whose favorite film is Fellini’s “La Strada.”
The 12,000-word interview ranges widely, and may confirm what many Catholics already suspected: that the chameleon-like Francis bears little resemblance to those on the church’s theological or political right wing. He said some people had assumed he was an “ultraconservative” because of his reputation when he served as the superior of his Jesuit province in Argentina. He pointed out that he was made superior at the “crazy” young age of 36, and that his leadership style was too authoritarian.
“But I have never been a right-winger,” he said.“It was my authoritarian way of making decisions that created problems.”
And the men who chose him to be pope surely had to know he was like this. So it sounds like at least some of the guys running the show were ready for the church's attitude to be changed somewhat.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#91722 Sep 19, 2013
Religion has no place in marriage anyway!

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#91723 Sep 19, 2013
I bet you were a conjoined twin, and when you two got separated, she got all the brains.
edogxxx wrote:
Religion has no place in marriage anyway!

Since: Jan 10

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#91724 Sep 19, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
Religion has no place in marriage anyway!
It has no place in EVERY marriage. Only in those where the people choose to be religious.

Since: Jan 10

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#91725 Sep 19, 2013
This week's Dear Prudence column:

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/dear_prude...

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#91726 Sep 19, 2013
L1: I had a very similar childhood. My parents moved rather than let schools put me into their gifted programs (which would have required extensive busing and long days away from home). Every kid's IQ is tested in school -- 2 or 3 times -- but parents aren't told because they generally don't know how to use that information correctly.

Ignore the "genius" label -- it's essentially meaningless. What really matters is getting along with people, studying to get good grades (i.e., doing the work), creating good study habits that will serve her later when academics get tougher.

And Idon't think this is something that gets shared with extended family.

L2: I don't think it's your job/place/responsibility to do anything re: Paul. Be a groomsman, slap a smile on your face, and just do what your brother wants.

L3: Geez, dude, you didn't rape her. And if she didn't want your
elbow caressing her boob, she could have moved away. Maybe you're bored in your relationship, I dunno.

L4: I don't care.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#91727 Sep 19, 2013
Prudie

L1: Talk to your husband, tell him what your fears are and then both of you map out a plan for your daughter.

L2: What Red said. It's his wedding. Being in the wedding is not a statement about the people in it and neither is declining to be in it.

L3: What Red said again. Has anyone here experience this?

L4: Forget your boss' fumbling. I like the idea of getting your own birthday cake. Or don't. You can't orchestrate other people's actions. You can try, but it rarely works.

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#91728 Sep 19, 2013
Hi guys! Looks like I missed a couple of solid debates. I'm mad busy at work and my connectivity issue with the weird format still going on so it's hard to skim this site these days.

Only a little over a month until go-live! Then I should be back here full swing.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#91729 Sep 19, 2013
loose cannon wrote:
As I said earlier, I live on a fairly busy 4-lane boulevard, but the speed limit is only 30.
It's a main thoroughfare on the East side of town, so the police use it as a main artery to get from point A to point B when they are responding to a call.
So yeah, they're whippin' by my house every day.
They really drive with the pedal to the metal, and not always with their lights on.
I know there are places they have to get to in a hurry-up fashion, but sometimes I worry about the innocent bystanders who get in their path.
So you're worried about safety when the cops speed, but when you have to pee...not so much.
loose cannon wrote:
The amount of litter that lands in my yard is truly disgusting too.
It's mostly cigarette butts and there's new garbage to be picked up every day.
So what are you saying? Cips should not be ticketing speeders on you street, but should be keeping the trash out of your yard?

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#91730 Sep 19, 2013
Wont it be a relief when work stops interfering with Topix! Tonka is gonna envy you.
j_m_w wrote:
Hi guys! Looks like I missed a couple of solid debates. I'm mad busy at work and my connectivity issue with the weird format still going on so it's hard to skim this site these days.
Only a little over a month until go-live! Then I should be back here full swing.
A noted observer

Roselle, IL

#91731 Sep 19, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Kind of a sign, the global economy has really improved, eh?
That was in New Zealand. I don't think they nor Australia were as affected by the recession as we were. Evidently they don't willingly submit to the whims of the uber-wealthy like America does. They don't let crazy people have guns and fast food workers making a living wage works for them! So, why not plumb a buddies house with beer, mate?

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#91732 Sep 19, 2013
Are you really this stupid?
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/austria...

If you had a brain you'd be dangerous, but thank god....
A noted observer wrote:
<quoted text>They don't let crazy people have guns and fast food workers making a living wage works for them! So, why not plumb a buddies house with beer, mate?

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#91733 Sep 19, 2013
RACE wrote:
Are you really this stupid?
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/austria...
If you had a brain you'd be dangerous, but thank god....
<quoted text>
Geography, mate. This is Austria. Big dif. I think it was Melbourne that is considered a top place to live. Even with their problems, Austr ali a and New Z ealand have it pretty much together.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#91734 Sep 19, 2013
http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/19/us/new-york-tee...

This is interesting. Ex-NFL player hunts down 300 kids who trashed his vacation home with a party.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#91735 Sep 19, 2013
RACE wrote:
Are you really this stupid?
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/austria...
If you had a brain you'd be dangerous, but thank god....
<quoted text>
You do know that Austria, New Zealand and Australia are different countries, right?

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#91736 Sep 19, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
This week's Dear Prudence column:
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/dear_prude...
L1: Interesting because it's totally different from the lame drama we normally read about on Amby.

L2: Holy cow! Definitely different.

L3: Eh.

L4: Ah, there's the level of boring and annoying we've come to know and love.

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