To start the day …. “Climate Change: Open Letter to World Leaders”!!


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~~December 7, 2015~~ 

OPEN LETTER TO WORLD LEADERS

2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21 or CMP 11 is being held in Le Bourget, Paris, from November 30 to December 11.

It is the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 11th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The conference objective is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the nations of the world.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_United_Nations_Climate_Change_Conference

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2498 academics from 75 countries signed this Open Letter calling for world leaders meeting in Paris to do what is necessary to prevent catastrophic climate change.

Prominent signatories include Noam Chomsky, Naomi Oreskes, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Michael E. Mann, Ursula Oswald Spring, Bill McKibben, David Suzuki, and Peter Singer.

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Open Letter from Academics to World Leaders ahead of the Paris Climate Conference 2015

Some issues are of such ethical magnitude that being on the correct side of history becomes a signifier of moral character for generations to come. Global warming is such an issue.

Indigenous peoples and the developing world are least responsible for climate change, least able to adapt to it, and most vulnerable to its impacts. As the United Nations Climate Conference in Paris approaches, the leaders of the industrialized world shoulder a grave responsibility for the consequences of our current and past carbon emissions.

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Yet it looks unlikely that the international community will mandate even the greenhouse gas reductions necessary to give us a two thirds chance of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. At the moment, even if countries meet their current non-binding pledges to reduce carbon emissions, we will still be on course to reach 3 degrees Celsius by the end of this century.

This is profoundly shocking, given that any sacrifice involved in making those reductions is far overshadowed by the catastrophes we are likely to face if we do not: more extinctions of species and loss of ecosystems; increasing vulnerability to storm surges; more heatwaves; more intense precipitation; more climate related deaths and disease; more climate refugees; slower poverty reduction; less food security; and more conflicts worsened by these factors.

Given such high stakes, our leaders ought to be mustering planet-wide mobilization, at all societal levels, to limit global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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We undersigned concerned academics, researchers and scientists from around the world recognize the seriousness of our environmental situation and the special responsibility we owe our communities, future generations, and our fellow species.

We will strive to meet that responsibility in our educational and communicative endeavors.

We call upon our leaders to do what is necessary to prevent catastrophic climate change. With just as much urgency, we call upon our fellow citizens to hold their leaders responsible for vigorously addressing global warming.

For the full list of signatories please see below.

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http://globalclimatechangeweek.com/open-letter/

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https://www.climaterealityproject.org/

https://twitter.com/ClimateReality

https://www.facebook.com/ClimateReality?_rdr=p

https://www.instagram.com/ClimateReality/

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~Open Letter to World Leaders~

~Published on Sep 24, 2015~

Around the world, people from all walks of life are standing together to demand a strong climate agreement in Paris and a healthy future for the planet. When the world speaks with one voice, our leaders have to listen.

So we’ve put together this Open Letter with one very clear message: DEAR WORLD LEADERS: TAKE CLIMATE ACTION NOW.

People from around the world are affected by climate change today – right now. And they’re calling out to world leaders to demand real action this year at the UN climate talks in Paris.

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To start the day …. “LGBT Catholics Disappointed and Fearful”!!


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~~October 1, 2015~~ 

FRANCIS AND LGBT CATHOLICS

Pope Francis refused repeated requests to meet with LGBT Catholics but made time for a secret, closed-door meeting with the anti-gay Kentucky clerk who is not Catholic.

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 I have shared several posts related to Kim Davis and her actions in Kentucky.

She hasn’t been a favorite of mine at all.

I’m a proud member of the LGBT community and married my partner of almost 40 years on January 6, 2015, the day after it became legal in the state of Florida.

Both of us are very grateful that our county clerk did her job and was very nice and pleasant about it.

I know from personal experience how her actions have made the people of her county feel.

Ms. Davis has been seeking the spotlight on the back of her religious beliefs.

She has attained notoriety through the political hacks who have gravitated to her for their own political weak gains.

It seems to me that she’s being used and she’s allowed it because she will also benefit from this in the name of “god’s authority”.

I’ve mentioned before that I was raised in the Catholic Church. My parents were very active in our church.

I was baptized when I was 6 days old.

I went to confession and had my first communion.

I went to Catholic school and college from kindergarten through high school.

I completed my college degree at a Catholic university.

Why do I mention all of this?

Because I know the significance in the Pope’s existence and his authority. I’m well aware of his “infallibility’.

Papal infallibility is a dogma of the Catholic Church that states that, in virtue of the promise of Jesus to Peter, the Pope is preserved from the possibility of error “When, in the exercise of his office as shepherd and teacher of all Christians, in virtue of his supreme apostolic authority, he defines a doctrine concerning faith or morals to be held by the whole Church.”

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The fact that I felt this pope to be genuine, tolerant and all encompassing has been “destroyed”, in my humble opinion, because of this meeting and the support that he seems to have given to someone who has behaved in a criminal manner.

She’s refusing to do her job.

I’m not anyone fit to judge anyone but her past marriages and personal actions fall quite short from the behavior of a person of faith and religious beliefs.

I found an article in The Advocate which explains quite clearly why this secret meeting may “throw a wrench” in the major advances that have recently taken place in this country.

Again, I say, there’s no place for me in the Catholic church at all.

There’s no place for anyone on the LGBT community in the Catholic Church.

I’ve known it for a long time.

Now, it’s been confirmed, assured, accepted and internalized.

It’s OK.

This will be my last post on Ms. Kim Davis and Pope Francis.

Sorry, Mr. Pope, you did wrong here.

In a short action, you undid all the good that your visit generated …. in my book.

No more free promotion in my spot.

HortyRex©

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BY DAWN ENNIS

Activists who represent lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Catholics tell The Advocate they are concerned about now-confirmed reports of a meeting between Pope Francis and anti-gay Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, fearing that such a meeting could set back what little support there is for the disenfranchised faithful.

“The news that Pope Francis met with Kim Davis while failing to respond to repeated requests for dialogue with LGBT Catholics and their families will be deeply disappointing to many Catholics, gay, trans, and straight alike,” says Marianne Duddy-Burke, executive director of DignityUSA, in an email to The Advocate. “It put the weight of the Vatican behind the US Catholic bishops’ claims of victimization, and supports those who want to make it more difficult for same-sex couples to exercise their civil right to marriage.”

According to the Liberty Counsel‘s release, Francis met with Davis and her husband, Joe, Thursday at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, D.C. The pope told Davis, “Thank you for your courage” and “stay strong,” and asked her to pray for him, and she in turn asked him to pray for her. He also presented the couple with rosary beads he had personally blessed.

The pope said little about marriage equality during his visit, but as New Ways Ministry‘s DeBernado mentioned, on the papal flight back to Rome Monday he said there is a “human right” to “conscientious objection,” even by government officials, when duties conflict with their religious beliefs.

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“Though LGBT and ally Catholics have welcomed Pope Francis’ affirming remarks,  many, including me, have also remarked that he sometimes talks out of both sides of his mouth,” DeBernardo wrote in his email. “Moreover, while he is LGBT-positive in general ways, his remarks on specific moral and political issues are often at odds with his welcoming stance. The time for vagueness, ambiguity, and secret meetings is over. Pope Francis needs to state clearly where he stands in regard to the inclusion of LGBT people in the church and society.”

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“I fear that this meeting and claims that the Pope told Ms. Davis to ‘stand strong’ will embolden the many US bishops and others who continue to try to turn back support for LGBT people,” wrote Duddy-Burke of DignityUSA. “It will make even more of us feel like the Pope’s message of mercy and love was not meant for LGBT people and families. It points again to the deep divide between Catholics who affirm and support their LGBT family members and friends, and the hierarchy, which is tragically out of touch.”

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~Pope Francis Met Kim Davis In Private~

But What About?

~Published on Sep 30, 2015~

During Pope Francis’s U.S. visit, he privately met with Rowan County clerk Kim Davis. During his visit to America, he took a strong stance against issues like arms sales, global warming and the death penalty, but avoided making a direct statement on same-sex marriage. Some see his “secret” meeting with Davis as a sign of his support for her cause.

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When Davis Met Francis …. “That’s the Pope and the Clerk”!!


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~~September 30, 2015~~ 

FACT CHECK

Did Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis meet with Pope Francis?

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I has a sad.

I was raised Catholic but I’m not practicing that faith.

I’ve learned to be very cautious since my upbringing taught me how this Church works.

Their ideology behind the LGBT reality definitely shows that, in spite of other advances in their policies, they are still behind in time.

I must confess that I followed his visit to the USA.

I was enthralled by his presence.

His message in Congress, the UN and other venues were inspiring.

I found myself warming up to his presence.

Warning bells started during the Joint Meeting of Congress address when he mentioned the importance of family.

I should have listened to my “gut” then.

There’s no place in the Catholic Church for me.

I shouldn’t have let my hopes get the best of me.

Horty Rex©

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On September 29, 2015, the web site Inside the Vatican published an item reporting that Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who famously defied court orders and went to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, met with Pope Francis during the pontiff’s visit to the United States.

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Read more at http://m.snopes.com/pope-francis-kim-davis/#1I8uO1MDRhYQaxAW.99

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Where is your Cool Pope now, America?

His PR game is undoubtedly on fleek, but he’s still beholden to the same homophobic crap we know and love from the Catholic Church, the world’s most powerful supporter of impunity for priestly pedophiles.

During his U.S. visit, Pope Francis privately met with Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky, Clerk of Court who was jailed for five days for refusing to obey the law and do her job: issuing marriage licenses to people, including people who are gay.

Davis has become a cause célèbre among bigots who believe two people who love each other should not be allowed to marry if they have matching genitals.

“Pope Francis thanked me for my courage and told me to ‘stay strong,’” said America’s Martyr of her meeting with the Cool Pope.

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The Pope met privately with Kim Davis and her husband, Joe, at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, September 24, which was the birthday of Kim’s father.

Pope Francis spoke with Kim and Joe Davis in English. During the meeting Pope Francis said, “Thank you for your courage.” Pope Francis also told Kim Davis, “Stay strong.” He held out his hands and asked Kim to pray for him. Kim held his hands and said, “I will. Please pray for me,” and the Pope said he would. The two embraced. The Pontiff presented Kim and Joe Davis each with a Rosary that he personally blessed. Kim’s mother and father are Catholic, and Kim and Joe will present the Rosaries to her parents. Kim’s mother was the elected Clerk of Court for Rowan County for 37 years until her retirement in 2014.

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“I was humbled to meet Pope Francis.

Of all people, why me?” Davis continued, “I never thought I would meet the Pope.

Who am I to have this rare opportunity?

I am just a County Clerk who loves Jesus and desires with all my heart to serve him.”

Kim said, “Pope Francis was kind, genuinely caring, and very personable.

He even asked me to pray for him.

Pope Francis thanked me for my courage and told me to ‘stay strong.’”

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POPE MET WITH HOMOPHOBIC KENTUCKY CLERK

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~Pope Francis met with Kim Davis while in the United States~

~Published on Sep 30, 2015~

Pope Francis held a private meeting with Kim Davis, the county clerk who was jailed after refusing to provide marriage licenses for gay couples.

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This really is more than I can stomach.

The Pope (Catholic) takes time out of his busy schedule while in Washington, D.C. to meet Kim Davis (Pentecostal) at a pre-arranged meeting to thank her and give her his blessing and support for denying same-sex couples marriage licenses (her job and the law) and to tell her to stay strong.

This is more disturbing and disgusting than anything I have heard in a very LONG time.

The Pope gives his blessing to a 4 time married whore who had 2 children out of wedlock while married, just because she hates gay people as much as he does.

That about sums it all up.

When I was raised Pentecostal I was taught that The Pope was a false prophet and The Catholic Church was wrong and evil.

My how things have changed!!

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #341 …. “A lá Teminator: I be back”!!


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~~September 25, 2015~~ 

POPE FRANCIS LEAVES WASHINGTON

Papal Visit: Francis Departs D.C., Next Stop Is NYC

Pope Francis departed the capital Thursday afternoon for the next leg of his trip in the U.S. after electrifying crowds and Congress over three days in Washington, D.C.

Francis is traveling to New York City, where he’ll participate in the Evening Prayer at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Friday will be a busy day for the pope, who’s scheduled to deliver an address to the United Nations, visit the Sept. 11 Memorial and celebrate Mass at Madison Square Garden in the evening.

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http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/Pope-Francis-Leaves-Washington-Tour-of-America-329231171.html

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Are you “Poped out” or “pooped out”?

I was born and raised Catholic.

During my young and adolescent years, my family and I were very active in the Catholic Church.

This has significantly changed with time.

I don’t consider myself Catholic anymore.

However, I have been keeping an eye on Pope Francis’ actions and messages.

Even though there are some topics that I don’t agree with him, this visit to America has been important to me.

He’s brought to the forefront a message of hope.

He leads my example.

He’s showing all of us that we can get along and respect each other in spite of our differences.

Safe travels, Pope Francis.

Horty Rex©

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A dear blogger friend taught me this concept.

You can find Michelle here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/

~IN HER OWN WORDS~

IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”

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To start the day … “Historic: Pope Francis addresses a Joint Meeting of Congress”!!


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~~September 25, 2015~~ 

POPE FRANCIS VISITS CONGRESS

The 10 Most Political Moments In Pope Francis’ Address To Congress

Pope Francis speaks his mind, and he did that again in his address to a joint meeting of Congress Thursday morning, September 24, 2015. But, in the vein of the best Jesuit teachers, Francis praised America, its rich political history and its ideals before delicately delivering some things its political leaders might, well, want to consider working on.

Here were 10 moments that stood out from his address

Embracing John Kerry

A call to rise above polarization

A call for the country to open its arms to immigrants and refugees

A reminder on abortion

Strongly advocating for abolishing the death penalty

Poverty and the necessity of ‘distribution of wealth’

Business should be about “service to the common good”

Calling on Congress to act on climate change

Anti-war message and a call to stop arms trade

The importance of family and marriage

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The 10 Most Political Moments In Pope Francis’ Address To Congress

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Pope Francis addresses Joint Session of Congress – FULL SPEECH (C-SPAN)

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~Pope Francis Visits Congress, Working Both Republicans & Democrats~

~Published on Sep 24, 2015~

Pope Francis spoke to the U.S. Congress on Sept. 24, a first in papal history. He managed to subtly (and at times not so subtly) appeal to Democrats and Republicans while making pleas on some of America’s most divisive topics. He must have had a good ghost writer.

~SOURCE~

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Thoughts for today, #247 ….Pope Francis: “Will spend time with D.C.’s most vulnerable”!!


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~~September 24, 2015~~ 

AN EXAMPLE TO FOLLOW

After addressing Congress, Pope Francis will eat his meal with the homeless
by Walter Einenkel

Francis will make by going directly to lunch with homeless people rather than with his congressional hosts after his speech on Capitol Hill will resonate on both sides of the aisle.

“He is a walking, talking parable,” said Carr. “This is a Pope who looks at the world from the bottom up and from the outside in. I think he brings to Congress and the White House a different perspective than they are used to hearing.”

The parable is clear. Pope Francis speaks to one of the most powerful groups of people in the world and then has dinner with the most invisible people in the world. There’s also something even more profound in it. By connecting this meal directly to his speech in front of Congress, he’s drawing a parallel to the Pharisees. A connection that no one wants made to them (regardless of your religious predilections).

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #340 …. “Let The Children Come To Me”!!


Pope Francis, Sophie Cruz

~~September 24, 2015~~ 

“Pope: rescue DAPA, so the legalization would be your blessing”

Sophie Cruz got closer to the Pope than many Americans did on Wednesday, delivering a message to pope Francis in support of immigration reform.

A video of the parade shows the 5-year-old girl from South Gate, California, sneaking through the heavy barricades lining the Pope’s route through Washington, D.C. A police officer holds her back, and Sophie shyly retreats, waiting by the barricade.

But the story took a turn when the Pope gestured to Sophie to approach the vehicle.

A bodyguard lifted the girl and brought her to the Popemobile, where Francis briefly embraced her.

The guard planted Sophie down, but before she returned back to the barricades, she handed the guard a yellow t-shirt and a letter that was handed over to the Pope and subsequently, an aide.

The t-shirt read, “Pope: rescue DAPA, so the legalization would be your blessing.”

The letter the girl delivered expressed hopes of illegal immigrants like Cruz’s mother and father to remain in the country, Gloria Saucedo, the director of immigration advocacy group Hermandad Mexicana Transnacional, told Fox D.C. The group, based in Los Angeles, had organized a trip for 25 people, including 5 other children besides Sophie, to deliver the immigration message.

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A 5-Year-Old Girl Gave the Pope a Message About Immigration

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My friends and I love each and the color of our skins doesn’t matter.

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A dear blogger friend taught me this concept.

You can find Michelle here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/

~IN HER OWN WORDS~

IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”

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#IOTD #ImageOfTheDay #340 #LetTheChildrenComeToMe #SophieCruz #RescueDAPA, #LegalizationYourBlessing #5YearOldGirl #SouthGate #California #APPhoto #AlexBrandon #Pool

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