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SOPA killed in House

Today I read in The Examiner that the SOPA bill was killed in the House of Representatives.  I understand that the Senate version, PIPA, is still alive.  It is interesting to see the list of sponsors (by far mostly Democrats) … Continue reading

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Bl. Carl Lampert: ” ‘I love my Church. I remain faithful to my Church and to the priesthood. I am on Christ’s side and I love His Church.”

I had determined last year that this year I would during Advent read a book Advent of the Heart, reflections by a priest who died in Dachau, Fr. Alfred Delp – a fellow Lutheran convert. (Kindle version. UK book.)  Remember: … Continue reading

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EAS and EAS… ?!? Coincidence? You decide!

Something odd happened today.   I watch very little TV during the day but sometimes if I am making lunch or doing something in the kitchen I switch it on to see if something interesting is going on. As I watched, … Continue reading

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HUGE ASTEROID HURTLING TOWARDS EARTH! RUNNING WON’T HELP! AHHHHHHHG!

From Reuters: CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) – A huge asteroid will pass closer to Earth than the moon Tuesday, giving scientists a rare chance for study without having to go through the time and expense of launching a probe, officials … Continue reading

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“RETREEEEEAT!” Surrendering the Arsenal of the West! We need Latin!

I am always dismayed when I see that a new bishop dumbs-down his coat-of-arms, or stemma as it is called in Italian, with a modern language motto.  Of course I and some jocular priest friends suggested some less-often-considered mottos here. … Continue reading

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Of things astronomic and thanks to readers on the Autumnal Equinox

Firstly, as I reported before there is a huge piece of flaming hurtling death-inflicting space junk falling to earth even as I write.  I calmly explained the facts here in my post entitled “RUN! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! FALLING BURNING … Continue reading

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RUN! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! FALLING BURNING SPACE BUS! AAAAH!

From Space Weather: RE-ENTRY ALERT: NASA reports that UARS, an atmospheric research satellite the size of a small bus, will re-enter Earth’s atmosphere on Sept. 23rd plus or minus one day. [AAHHHG!  We don’t even know WHEN we’re ALL GOING … Continue reading

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MENE MENE TEKEL UPHARSIN – REVIEW: Mark Steyn – After America: Get Ready for Armageddon

I am reading Mark Steyn’s brilliant After America: Get Ready for Armageddon. USA book click here. USA Kindle book click here. (Text-to-Speech enabled) UK book click here. UK doesn’t have a separate Kindle version yet. Readers in the USA, this … Continue reading

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Implications of Obama Administration’s move to force Catholic hospitals to provide “contraception” and sterilizations

A few days ago in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune Fr. Peter Laird, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, had a good piece about the mandate from the Obama Administration (HHS) requiring that “contraception” and sterilizations be paid … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: If and when disaster strikes you, do you have a plan?

During breakfast this morning I was watching the news about hurricane “Irene”… odd name for a hurricane… I guess the people who name these things don’t think about what names mean… “Irene” heading toward NYC. This leads me to the … Continue reading

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160 million baby girls selectively aborted in Asia and East Europe in last decades

From CNA I share this.  You can read the rest over there. Washington D.C., Aug 27, 2011 / 07:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Imagine waking up one day to find that every single woman in the U.S. has disappeared. Picture this, … Continue reading

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Mabel the Running Robot

This has a sort of Battlestar Galactica like feeling to it. Meet Mabel. [wp_youtube]xlOwk6_xpWo[/wp_youtube]

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Do you use “protection”?

I hope you are not careless. I am talking, of course, about using an Uninterrupted or Uninterruptible Power Source, or UPS. These things are powerful surge protectors and back-up batteries which will keep your equipment running steady on in the … Continue reading

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BURNING URGENT QUESTION! The PLURAL of “Gin and Tonic”? WDTPRS POLL!

I want to circle us back to an old and very important debate. What is the plural of the drink made from gin and tonic? One is “a gin and tonic”. Do we say two “gin and tonics” or “gins … Continue reading

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A giant SPACE SNAKE is going to swallow the Earth! Wherein Fr. Z rants!

From Space Weather: BIG SUNSPOTS: After more than a week of quiet, solar activity is picking up with the emergence of two large sunspot groups on the sun’s northeastern limb.  The active regions are crackling with C- and M-class solar … Continue reading

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