“WordAds” is WordPress.com’s own exclusive Ad sharing program — analogous to what Google (with AdSense) has been doing for decades.
That WordPress included this blog in the WordAds program is indeed an honor — and I am grateful and humbled.
This is WONDERFUL because it allows me to stay on WordPress.com, which I love, and still get the benefits of an Ad sharing program. For me, it is the BEST of ALL worlds.
I love WordPress.com. Plain and simple. And I have for many years.
I am no stranger to blogging. I started blogging, in anger, c. 2008. I started with TypePad. I even messed around with Tumblr. Then I discovered WordPress.
I soon discovered that WordPress and I are very compatible. Of course there are things that I wish WordPress would do differently or at all. But, all in all, WordPress is one heck of a blogging platform. My evergreen, 600,000++ hits ‘Popes and Papacy’ blog is a hosted WordPress blog. But, in my old age (and I will soon be collecting my Social Security at the ripe old age of 62), hosted blogs are too much hassle. I like the ease and simplicity of WordPress.com.
I hate to even say how many WordPress.com blogs I have! It is more than 30.
But this, nhlife.wordpress.com, for the last 2.5 years, has been my main blog.
Until now, because it was a TOTALLY FREE blog, WordPress.com, QUITE rightly, didn’t give me any ad sharing options. That irked Deanna much more than I. She, rightly, would like me to make some shekels, and failing that, some U.S. dollars, on the amount of time I spend blogging. WordPress’ WordAds, at last, gives me the POTENTIAL. And for that I am glad and thankful.
It was the hope of getting WordAds that prompted me, yesterday, to get a .com domain, i.e., nhlifefree.com, for this blog. I had to have a domain name for the blog BEFORE I could even apply. Those that know me real well (and, in reality, that is only about 5 people) would have known that there had to have been a good reason for me to have done this. There is always method to my madness. That WordAds agreed to include me in their program within 24 hours of me becoming eligible, is an honor. I am happy.
So now you know the story.
With WordAds in place I will redouble my blogging efforts on this blog. As some of you know I have not been blogging as much this year as in the past. Yes, I devoted as much of my time as possible to my new book. But, WordAds changes all of that. Starting tomorrow I will be back blogging in anger, again.
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Contradictory Pope Francis Lets 150 Homeless Back Onto The Streets After Giving Them Tour Of Sistine Chapel!
by Anura Guruge
Why would the pope give them a tour of the Sistine and the Vatican Museums, give them a meal, and THEN turf them out on to the streets?
Yes, yes, I know he has had showers installed for them. How kind.
But what would Jesus have done?
Would he have kicked them back onto the streets, to be homeless, and sleep under the stars? I somehow doubt it.
What is my point?
The Vatican definitely has the resources and space to house these 150 souls. That is my point.
Yes, of course, some may not want to avail themselves of the Vatican’s largess (because it would, of course, come with a lot of strings), BUT it would have been nice if the Pope offered. He didn’t.
This is typical of this pope.
He always leaves issues dangling.
To me this was yet another ‘WTF’ moment by the pope. I am not impressed. I would have been IF he offered them shelter. This was a cop out by an increasingly strange pope.
by Anura Guruge
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** So this is the ‘delicate’ question that everybody is pussyfooting around (for obvious reasons), was co-pilot Andreas Lubitz on one or more antidepressants — and many (if not most, including Fluoxetine (Prozac), Citalopram (Celexa), Sertraline (Zoloft), Paroxetine (Paxil) and Escitalopram (Lexapro)) are now suspect as causing some degree of suicidal tendencies.
** Much is being made of all the sick notes he had, and that to me is what begs the question. Why would he get sick notes and then not use them? To get the sick notes he would have to see a doctor. RIGHT? Agreed? Why would be voluntarily go to see a doctor, that often, IF he wanted to keep his sickness secret? I will tell you. He needed to get prescription renewals for his medication. Now everything adds up. He probably had to go once a month to get a new prescription. He was given a note each time he went.
** If a doctor was prescribing him antidepressants, of course that doctor is guilty — and guilty as heck. He/she should be arrested forthwith. I do NOT buy for a second that a doctor would not know that Lubitz was a pilot. Come on. He has been a pilot for years.
** You have to be able to test for antidepressants use — with a blood or urine test. This has to become mandatory.
** In my reckoning this is likely to have been the THIRD (3rd) aircraft downing due to a pilot wanting to commit suicide in the last 18 months! Yes, I am including Malaysian Air MH370. I guess most of you never heard of the Moza LAM flight 470 that crashed in Namibia in November 2013. Same scenario, only difference was that in this case it was the co-pilot that left to go to the bathroom.