I will say it again and again: this is so stupid, pointless and childish.
But, at least it makes Donald Trump look good — which is a MIRACLE.
Has it ever occured to you that the “lead us not into temptation” line in the Lord’s Prayer sounds incongruous?
It is telling the Lord not to lead you into temptation! Yes, Ah!
Why would the Lord want to lead you into temptation?
But, that is basically what that line is saying.
“Please Lord, do NOT lead me into temptation“.
Pope Francis quite rightly thinks it just doesn’t sound right.
But, he is NOT going to change the Lord’s Prayer.
I repeat, he is NOT going to change the Lord’s Prayer.
He could, if he wanted, BUT he is NOT going to do it for now.
He just wants you to THINK about it. And I always like folks that ask others to THINK about something worthwhile.
The French have changed their translation to take out the ‘lead’. The pope likes that. So, do I.
It has all to do with translations.
The English and French versions have come about through a tortured course of translations over 1,600 years. From Aramaic/Hebrew to Greek … to Latin … to colloquial Latin (i.e., Vulgate) … English/French.
It was during this process that the ‘lead us’ came about.
So, NOW you know the real story.
Well ACA, i.e., ObamaCare, still stands because this is sure to go the Supreme Court. But, IF I still relied on ObamaCare for our insurance I would be panicked. But, just last week the last of us got off the ACA system. WOW. What a relief.
I got Medicare in September. The wife already was on Medicare. Third daughter turned 18 in October and as such could apply for coverage on her own. That just left the 12-year old. Since both parents are on Medicare the State is going to cover both these two kids. So, for now, I am DONE with healthcare.gov. What a relief.
But, I feel for those that still have to rely on ACA. For all its faults it was better than anything we had previously.
I really hope ‘they’, i.e., Trump, doesn’t kill it.
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As the NPR article points out there is an Australian court gag order preventing details of this HUGE case from being divulged at present.
But, it appears that he has been convicted — though he has already appealed it. Hence, the secrecy.
If the conviction holds this will be pivotal. This is NOT about cover-up. This is about actual, hands-on sexual abuse.
Once a papabile (i.e., a pope contender).
Confidante of Pope Francis.
This will be HUGE.
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No, it wasn’t I who got ‘burnt’. I have had two real colonoscopies in the last 10-years, both luckily ‘negative’ — i.e., “you don’t need one for another 10-years“. Yes, my two were ten years apart — the last this April.
This was my 78-year old neighbor ‘Bill’. He has had a number of health issues. Earlier in the Spring they found that he was quite badly anemic. So, they suspected that he had to be bleeding internally, somewhere. Though he hadn’t had a proper colonoscopy in 15-years his doctors (who is not very good) decided to go the ‘Cologuard’ approach. Bill was glad of that because he didn’t have to undergo a real colonoscopy.
The results came back. Said he was FINE. He and his wife were cokahoop. Well, it wasn’t anything to do with his colon. THE TEST said he was fine.
A couple of months later when he complained of pain around his waist they did a CAT-scan. That showed widespread cancer in the lungs and lymph nodes. He had been complaining of a dry cough for months. And this was the first time they looked at his lungs. And you wonder why I do not trust any U.S. doctors ….
Now, given his widespread lung cancer they decide to do a proper colonoscopy.
Strange that. Cologuard had said he was A-OK. So, why a colonoscopy now.
Well, you know where this is going.
They discovered a cancerous mass about the size of a golf ball and widespread cancer.
Last month they removed 14″ of his colon.
He has Stage IV colon cancer. He is going to go on chemotherapy. They have even told him that he might have just 6-months left.
6-months left! That is after Cologuard told him, 7-months ago that he did NOT have colon issues.
That is disturbing.
So, when I happened to see a Cologuard commercial on TV this afternoon I had to share this with you.
Cologuard would NOT have prevented Bill’s cancer. But, if he had taken a proper colonoscopy rather than Cologuard they could have had at least a 7-month head start on his treatment.
Yes, it is the doctor’s fault. But, Cologuard did say NOTHING. Nada. And that is when his colon was riddled with cancer.
He was talking about it 4-years ago, as I demonstrate above.
The Catholic Church with its all male-culture and this stupid notion of celibacy ATTRACTS gay men to become priests. The Catholic priesthood is a club for gays. You can be gay and nobody need to know because you are a priest and, moreover, supposed to be celibate.
Francis’ call for gay priests to quit the Church is so patently fake. If they all quit there wouldn’t be a Church. The Vatican will be empty.
You DON’T Need An F***ING Kindle
To Read Kindle eBook!
Can YOU help me get this f***ing point across.
This, I think, is my pet peeve.
People thinking that you need an f***ing, bloody Kindle.
This was Jeff Bezos’ ONE mistake.
Look I am reading a Kindle
and I don’t have a Kindle.
That is a Web Browser. Google Chrome.
A Kindle eBook can be read on ANY device:
Apple, Android or Windows —
even in a Web browser.
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