Saturday, May 28, 2016

Abortion is genocide- on a horrific scale

Hitler killed 6 million Jews- and likely another 6 million non-Jews. Stalin killed his 14 million people. These are the genocides of our grandfathers, that we still deride today. Right now, the conflict in Syria has killed approximately 400,000 people. Planned Parenthood, in one year, kills 300,000 all by itself. Pick 7 of your best friends. Now imagine that there was an 8th friend- one you never met because of abortion. Worldwide, we've killed 1.2 billion people by abortion in the last 30 years. That is 1/7th the world's population. That we never got to meet. Because of abortion.

Monday, May 23, 2016

We Cannot Convert This Culture to Christ With Politics |Blogs |

The Church Militant may one day become the Church Suffering, and eventually, the Church Suffering does become the Church Triumphant.

Fr. Paul Scalia has another group of Catholics, unique to America- the Church Billigerent.  The Church Billigerent has no hope at all of salvation, for they have put their faith in politics.

We Cannot Convert This Culture to Christ With Politics |Blogs |

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

What are sins that cry to heaven for vengeance and sins against the Holy Spirit? | Catholic Answers

What are sins that cry to heaven for vengeance and sins against the Holy Spirit? | Catholic Answers: "Full Question

What are sins that cry to heaven for vengeance and sins against the Holy Spirit?

Most Catholics are familiar with the term mortal sin. Mortal sins deprive the soul of grace. They are serious transgressions of God's law, done freely and deliberately with a clear understanding of what they are. Their result is to deny a soul entrance to heaven.

There are particular mortal sins that are so evil that they are said to be sins that cry to heaven for vengeance: murder (Gn 4:10), sodomy (Gn 17:20-21), oppression of the poor (Ex 2:23), and defrauding workers of their just wages (Jas 5:4).

Sins against the Holy Spirit are mortal sins that harden a soul by its rejection of the Holy Spirit. Six sins are in this category. They are despair, presumption, envy, obstinacy in sin, final impenitence, and deliberate resistance to the known truth."

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Good things to remember in this age of political madness

Obama to make historic visit to Hiroshima -

Obama to make historic visit to Hiroshima -

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Nagasaki would be almost more fitting, given the Obama Administration's current issues with Catholicism.  But I guess I'm glad he's not visiting the site of the Catholic Holocaust done by the US Military (The Archdiocese of Nagasaki used to have a beautiul Cathedral.  Three days after Hiroshima, it was ground zero for a nuclear weapon).

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A response to Restore-DC-Catholicism: Today's Political Developments Demand Rational Response, Not Knee-Jerk Rancor

This is an excellent argument for why good pro-life Catholics

in any contested state should fight their own conscience to vote for

Trump in November:

Restore-DC-Catholicism: Today's Political Developments Demand Rational Response, Not Knee-Jerk Rancor:

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Here is why I can't, and is my response to this argument:

In my case, quite literally, Cruz's exit from the race has stolen *all* meaning from my vote entirely, both now and in the general election.

The reason why has nothing to do with emotion and everything to do with the demographics of Oregon, where liberal Democrats in four cities (Portland, Salem, Eugene, and Bend) run this state. They have a majority, nobody else has a voice at all.

The ONE exception to that is our May 1-May 18 Republican Primary. Yes, we get three weeks to vote in Oregon. And what happens FOUR DAYS IN to those three weeks? The other two decide suddenly that Trump is unbeatable, and drop out.

Thanks loads Cruz and Kasich. I now have zero meaningful vote.

Also, due to the tone of politics from both sides, I consider the train wreck of the sexual and fiscal revolutions to be finished. Catholicism lost. It will be 200 years before we have any chance of restoring Catholicism as a meaningful voice in America. It will take a massive change in the urban/rural divide to do so

That is why I'll be voting Constitution party. Because I will not vote with the majoirty, and because the Republicans have abandoned this state- once again. Just like every time a Republican pro-lifer gets in office, suddenly tax cuts for the rich and cutting welfare for the poor is more important than the unborn.

And in races where the Constitution Party is not available, well, there is always:

Anyone Is More Qualified For President Than Trump Or Clinton

Anyone Is More Qualified For President Than Trump Or Clinton:

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This argument in the federalist is right on. But I've got another suggestion:

Monday, May 2, 2016

The Distributist Disunited States of America

When I was in college, I was introduced to a park architecture technique used to create sidewalks. What you do is first you plant a lawn, then let people walk on the lawn. After six months, dirt paths will appear, and that's where you put the sidewalks.

I've been aware of these Maps Drawn from AT&T Cell Phones and Where's George Data for some time now, and have been pondering what they mean. Dirk Brockman, who created this map, has the full story of how he got into this research on his web page.

I am often asked, by people skeptical of distributism, how we might get from one large market dominated by New York City Banks and Stockbrokers, to several small markets. While this does not approach my personal ideal of no market greater than 100,000 human beings, it does show that for our nearly 400 million human beings in the United States, there are some natural limits to the free market. I would sure like to see an alternative community currency experiment in which 15 new currency issuing banks were set up, one for each of these regions. ----Edited because I can't count when I am tired.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Northern Oregon Hotsprings Review- Austin and Bagby

I am not an athlete. That is the data from my wristwatch yesterday. The Bagby Hike is roughly 12:00pm-4:30pm, give or take a few minutes.

So, being currently unemployed, for my wife's birthday, we decided not to go to a hotel and take a cheap road trip instead. Was going to be really cheap by going to Austin Hot Springs, which for many years had been abandoned by a private owner and left to ruin. At the last minute, we heard that the Warm Springs Confederated Tribes had bought the place, so we chickened out and bought $5 wristbands for Bagby.

Bagby was another hour down the road further than Austin, but is more maintained. What I didn't realize is what a horrid hike in it is- the actual hot springs is a good 750 feet higher than the parking lot, and 1.65 miles in. Nothing to a real hiker, but to a sedentary slob with tendencies not to get out of bed, it was a grueling hour and 35 minutes in. After a soak, on the way back down, I remembered my Rosary- and it was still 20 decades of the Rosary and a Chaplet of Divine Mercy coming back out. Wish I had taken my phone with me for better data collection and distance on trail.

On the way back, we took a ten mile detour to check out Austin anyway. Doesn't look like anything is done yet as of Early Spring 2016. If I were the Warm Springs fish and wildlife, I'd open this place up with a conscession stand whenever the fish weren't spawning. Heck, even create some nice spawning beds with automatic mixing of hot spring water and cold river water, that could double as hot pools when the fish were not spawning for people to play in. Post open schedule on the internet, and I'd bet from the parked cars of tresspassers I saw, you could pay for an armed guard the rest of the time on concessions sales alone.
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