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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

August 11th, 2018, 4:41 am

there's been an incident in seattle
A Seattle airport employee crashed a stolen Alaska Airlines airplane shortly after takeoff on Friday night.
Horizon Air Q400 which can carry up to 90 passengers when full, but was believed to be empty at the time of the incident.
Unconfirmed video footage and photographs appear to show a plane flying low followed by military jets (F15s), and a short time later, plumes of smoke
assuming that's the same plane, the reports do say "crashed" not "shot down"
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

August 11th, 2018, 6:42 am

Stolen plane crashes after being chased by military aircrafts near US airport
I always thought the plural of aircraft was aircraft not aircrafts
 
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

August 12th, 2018, 2:27 pm

From the same source: She is really a republican?
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

August 12th, 2018, 4:10 pm

you're racial stereotyping again. Just because she's an overweight middle-aged african american, you assume that she's a republican
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

August 12th, 2018, 8:14 pm

I was merely pointing to a recent story about the same subject in the same weekly publication to which you provided multiple links. 
 
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

August 15th, 2018, 10:19 am

'Men of God hid it all': Church protected more than 300 'predator priests' in Pa., grand jury says

https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/2018 ... 980687002/

[color=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.73)]“The main thing was not to help children, but to avoid scandal,” the report says. "Priests were raping little boys and girls and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing: They hid it all.”[/color]
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

August 15th, 2018, 10:35 am

Cuchulainn wrote:
'Men of God hid it all': Church protected more than 300 'predator priests' in Pa., grand jury says

https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/2018 ... 980687002/

[color=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.73)]“The main thing was not to help children, but to avoid scandal,” the report says. "Priests were raping little boys and girls and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing: They hid it all.”[/color]


Business as usual. One idly wonders whether their opposition to birth control and abortion is just a way to ensure a greater supply of kids to rape?
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

August 15th, 2018, 11:19 am

It's sickening, and the priests involved should be treated like anyone else in a position of power who molests kids and tried in the courts.
If guilty, they would likely spend the rest of their lives in prison.
Anyone who was complicit, by for example moving a pederast priest to another parish, should also be tried, as an accessory or whatever the appropriate charge is.
And the victims should pursue the catholic church in the civil court system, as has been done before in the US. If they have a billion dollar judgement against them, the catholic church may think twice before shielding child molesters

Unfortunately, Francis (the current pope) seems to be part of the problem
Pope Francis Trims Sanctions for Some Pedophile Priests Seeking Mercy
The Inzoli case is one of several in which Francis overruled the advice of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and reduced a sentence that called for the priest to be defrocked, two canon lawyers and a church official told AP. Instead, the priests were sentenced to penalties including a lifetime of penance and prayer and removal from public ministry.

His predecessor Benedict had been acting against pedophiles, but Francis has backtracked
“With all this emphasis on mercy … he is creating the environment for such initiatives,” the Church official said, adding that clemency petitions were rarely granted by Pope Benedict XVI, who launched a tough crackdown during his 2005-2013 papacy and laicised some 800 priests who raped and molested children.
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

August 15th, 2018, 12:08 pm

ppauper wrote:
It's sickening, and the priests involved should be treated like anyone else in a position of power who molests kids and tried in the courts.
If guilty, they would likely spend the rest of their lives in prison.
Anyone who was complicit, by for example moving a pederast priest to another parish, should also be tried, as an accessory or whatever the appropriate charge is.
And the victims should pursue the catholic church in the civil court system, as has been done before in the US. If they have a billion dollar judgement against them, the catholic church may think twice before shielding child molesters

Unfortunately, Francis (the current pope) seems to be part of the problem
Pope Francis Trims Sanctions for Some Pedophile Priests Seeking Mercy
The Inzoli case is one of several in which Francis overruled the advice of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and reduced a sentence that called for the priest to be defrocked, two canon lawyers and a church official told AP. Instead, the priests were sentenced to penalties including a lifetime of penance and prayer and removal from public ministry.

His predecessor Benedict had been acting against pedophiles, but Francis has backtracked
“With all this emphasis on mercy … he is creating the environment for such initiatives,” the Church official said, adding that clemency petitions were rarely granted by Pope Benedict XVI, who launched a tough crackdown during his 2005-2013 papacy and laicised some 800 priests who raped and molested children.


This is all about the institution and the core values it demonstrates in practice.
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

August 15th, 2018, 12:26 pm

Certainly faithful Catholics fighting the homosexualist movement both within and without the Church have known for decades that a powerful homosexual subculture among some clergy and bishops took hold of the temporal affairs of the Church in the 1960s and after.
In his 2002 book “Goodbye Good Men,” US author and investigator Michael Rose described in detail the machinations of what came to be called the “lavender mafia” in the Catholic Church in the US. It documented the results of the changes made in the period immediately following the close of the Second Vatican Council in the practices of the Catholic institutions, particularly in seminaries and academia.
Rose and many others have pointed out that during this period, many of the seminaries abandoned their former rigor in screening prospective priests, allowing large numbers of morally unstable men to be put on track to ordination. This period also coincides closely with the time during which the great majority of the complaints of sexual abuse are recorded, nearly all by male clerics against adolescent boys and young men. At the same time, the hierarchy of the Church largely ceased emphasising the Church’s teachings on sexuality and the family.
 
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

August 15th, 2018, 11:04 pm

Cardinal O'Malley withdraws from World Meeting of Families

https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2018/08 ... ic-church/
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

August 17th, 2018, 1:22 pm

Billions $$ are being spent on protecting Americans from outside threats but it looks like nothing (it's just hot air) is being done to protect young American children from organised and cash-rich paedophilic rings.

There is something very very skew in your society. 
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