Pope Francis …. “Speech Given by the Pope at the White House”!!


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~~September 23, 2015~~ 

Read the Speech Pope Francis Gave at the White House

I remembered about the Pope’s visit to the White House this morning just in time.

I turned the TV on and there he was … starting to speak his words.

I’m so happy I didn’t miss it.

It’s a speech for history.

He touched on so many current topics. He proved that he’s very much aware and in touch with the current topics that affect our society and our world.

His cadence, his presence, his aura … all proving how special this Pontiff is.

His words touched my heart.

HortyRex©

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Pope Francis spoke at a welcoming ceremony for his U.S. visit at the South Lawn of the White House Wednesday, September 23, 2015, before a crowd of 15,000.

The Flag of Vatican City (Papal flag) flies next to American flags along West Executive Avenue near the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, the day before Pope Francis arrives. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Flag of Vatican City (Papal flag) flies next to American flags along West Executive Avenue near the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, the day before Pope Francis arrives. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Here is a transcript of his speech, according to prepared remarks released by the Vatican.

Mr. President,

I am deeply grateful for your welcome in the name of all Americans.

As the son of an immigrant family, I am happy to be a guest in this country, which was largely built by such families.

I look forward to these days of encounter and dialogue, in which I hope to listen to, and share, many of the hopes and dreams of the American people.

During my visit I will have the honor of addressing Congress, where I hope, as a brother of this country, to offer words of encouragement to those called to guide the nation’s political future in fidelity to its founding principles. I will also travel to Philadelphia for the Eighth World Meeting of Families, to celebrate and support the institutions of marriage and the family at this, a critical moment in the history of our civilization.

Mr. President, together with their fellow citizens, American Catholics are committed to building a society which is truly tolerant and inclusive, to safeguarding the rights of individuals and communities, and to rejecting every form of unjust discrimination.

With countless other people of good will, they are likewise concerned that efforts to build a just and wisely ordered society respect their deepest concerns and their right to religious liberty.

That freedom remains one of America’s most precious possessions. And, as my brothers, the United States Bishops, have reminded us, all are called to be vigilant, precisely as good citizens, to preserve and defend that freedom from everything that would threaten or compromise it.

Mr. President, I find it encouraging that you are proposing an initiative for reducing air pollution.

Accepting the urgency, it seems clear to me also that climate change is a problem which can no longer be left to a future generation.

When it comes to the care of our “common home”, we are living at a critical moment of history.

We still have time to make the changes needed to bring about “a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change”.

Such change demands on our part a serious and responsible recognition not only of the kind of world we may be leaving to our children, but also to the millions of people living under a system which has overlooked them. Our common home has been part of this group of the excluded which cries out to heaven and which today powerfully strikes our homes, our cities and our societies. To use a telling phrase of the Reverend Martin Luther King, we can say that we have defaulted on a promissory note and now is the time to honor it.

We know by faith that “the Creator does not abandon us; he never forsakes his loving plan or repents of having created us.

Humanity still has the ability to work together in building our common home”.

As Christians inspired by this certainty, we wish to commit ourselves to the conscious and responsible care of our common home.

The efforts which were recently made to mend broken relationships and to open new doors to cooperation within our human family represent positive steps along the path of reconciliation, justice and freedom.

I would like all men and women of good will in this great nation to support the efforts of the international community to protect the vulnerable in our world and to stimulate integral and inclusive models of development, so that our brothers and sisters everywhere may know the blessings of peace and prosperity which God wills for all his children.

Mr President, once again I thank you for your welcome, and I look forward to these days in your country.

God bless America!

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Something to think about …. “Sarah is still Sarah, we know that”!!


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~~September 21, 2015~~

THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING …. THE CLOCK ISSUE OR SARAH

I’m being kinda catty here, I know.

I can’t help but look at this meme and smile.

Yet, at the same time, feel so sad.

I can’t believe that there could be anyone whose thought process is so askew and least of all that some do believe these sort of words.

I want to share with you the humor and the “satire” behind this meme.

This is me trying to be funny rather than cry my eyes out.

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #337 …. “#IStandWithAhmed …. Ahmed Mohamed”!!


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~~September 21, 2015~~ 

AHMED MOHAMED

By now, you’ve read the story of Ahmed Mohamed – a boy who built a clock people knew wasn’t a bomb, but was treated as though it were a bomb because his name was Ahmed Mohammed.

Let’s all agree there was a point that everybody looked at this kid in his NASA t-shirt and realized they were over-reacting.

Then chose to make it worse.

That’s fear.

And a certain type of phobia.

Of course, Ahmed was sad over this. Who wouldn’t be?

But look what happened: ‪

#‎IStandWithAhmed‬ began trending and a nation of people who want kids to “create, to tinker, to build and dream” rallied behind Ahmed.

NASA reached out. Mark Zuckerberg. The President of the United States.

Ahmed wanted to impress his teacher.

Instead, he impressed others.

I like it.

I like it because it’s a happy ending to a sad story.

But I also like it because of the powerful message it sends to bad players.

That person you think won’t fight back?

That you feel you have power over?

Are you thinking of taking a cheap shot?

Word spreads.

And if it’s truly egregious, people are going to rally behind that person and reward him in ways that make you seethe.

The kid you didn’t like is now a famous kid and gets to do cool things with cool people because uncool people did uncool things.

Look: I think people are generally good.

But I think people who AREN’T good tend to be small, petty and jealous.

And they can do a lot of damage to decent hearts.

So before that damage becomes permanent, I would like the correction to be MASSIVE.

Like it was here.

So keep tinkering. Maybe you’ll impress your teacher. And even if you don’t, maybe you’ll meet the President or the guy who created Facebook.

Or get a ton of neat stuff from Microsoft.

You know who won’t see any of that stuff happen?

The person who was thoughtless and cruel.

Maybe the very possibility of that will make that small minds think twice.

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All credit goes to Steve Marmel. This commentary was published in his Facebook page. I take no credit for the content or his thoughts. I happen to wholeheartedly agree and I’m sharing his exact words and comments

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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 …. “Obama’s Trip to Alaska”!!


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~~September 1, 2015~~ 

CONFUSING MESSAGES

Go-ahead for Arctic drilling clashes with global warming message

By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

The Obama administration’s approval of drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean clashes with the message President Barack Obama will deliver when he visits Alaska to emphasize the dangers of climate change, some environmental groups say.

As much as the groups praise Obama for his overall body of work — from stricter fuel-efficiency standards to regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants — they consider the approval of exploratory drilling in the Arctic a stain on his environmental legacy that will send a mixed message to other countries about the seriousness of confronting global warming.

The burning of fossil fuels causes more greenhouse gases to build up in the atmosphere. Some groups would prefer leaving the oil in the ground and not tempting the harsh environmental conditions that could hinder the response to any potential spill.

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Obama, who is visiting Alaska now, says he is mindful of the dangers of offshore drilling, particularly given the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

“When it can be done safely and appropriately, U.S. production of oil and natural gas is important,” he said at a news conference earlier this year. “I would rather us, with all the safeguards and standards that we have, be producing our oil and gas, rather than importing it, which is bad for our people, but is also potentially purchased from places that have much lower environmental standards than we do.”

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton made clear on her Twitter account Tuesday that she disagrees with Obama.

“The Arctic is a unique treasure. Given what we know, it’s not worth the risk of drilling,” she wrote.

The administration’s approval of Shell’s exploration efforts has done little to stem criticism from congressional Republicans and industry officials who have often accused it of hindering oil and gas production on federal lands. At the same time, the go-ahead has upset a key base of his support.

“As it appears in .. full read/full credit”

http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2015/08/18/approval-of-arctic-drilling-comes-just-before-obamas-visit

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This is confusing to me.

President Obama is actively advocating for strong measures to address climate change and global warning. He’s spoken about the higher “emitors” of greenhouse gasses (USA is the second highest in the world) yet at the same time he’s approved Shell’s offshore drilling in the Arctic while, at the same time, being mindful of the dangers of offshore drilling, particularly given the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

There’s a good opportunity to start effective changes and leave a significant “legacy” in issues related to the environment.

I hope this doesn’t prove to be wrong.

There won’t be a second chance if something goes wrong.

HortyRex©

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A trip to talk about climate change in Alaska, where he just approved Arctic drilling? This is President Barack Obama’s ‘Mission Accomplished‘ moment.

Just as George W. Bush’s ‘Mission Accomplished’ was a wake up call about a president in deep denial, so too is President Obama’s Alaska trip – unless he announces a major change in policy.

Take action at now: http://www.MissionNotAccomplished.com

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~Obama’s Alaska Visit On Climate Change Has Almost Everyone Upset~

~Published on Aug 31, 2015~

Barack Obama is managing to get environmentalists and Ohio politicians upset with him on his three-day trip to Alaska.

During his visit, he’s exposing Americans to the effects of climate change: melting glaciers, thawing permafrost and eroding shorelines.

Obama will also address international leaders to advocate for tougher climate-change policy at the GLACIER conference.

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BREAKING NEWS: Fast-track trade bill fails first test in Senate!!


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~~May 13, 2015~~ 

DEMOCRATIC FILLIBUSTER

by Krista Hughes and Richard Cowan
May 12, 2015

Legislation giving U.S. President Barack Obama authority to speed trade deals through Congress failed a crucial procedural test on Tuesday, April 4, 2015, delaying a measure that may be key to President Barack Obama’s diplomatic pivot to Asia.

In a setback to the White House trade agenda, the Senate voted 52-45 – eight votes short of the necessary 60 – to clear the way for debate on the legislation, which would allow a quick decision on granting the president so-called fast track authority to move trade deals quickly through Congress.

The vote marked a big victory for Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, an outspoken opponent of fast-track.

Negotiations on the TPP are nearly complete, but trading partners have said they want to see fast-track legislation enacted before finalizing the pact, which will stretch from Japan to Chile.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://gmoinside.org/breaking-fast-track-trade-bill-fails-first-test-in-senate-reuters/

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Tom Cotton …. a veteran soldier inciting mutiny: as described by Army General!


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~~March 14, 2015~~

Tom Cotton picked apart by Army general over ‘mutinous’ Iran letter

(Seems that this isn’t going away anytime soon …. I do hope so)

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By: Jonathan Capehart

The open letter to the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran signed by 47 senators and instigated by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) was a stunning breach of protocol. One so outrageous that my former colleagues at the New York Daily News dubbed the signers “traitors.” While it is indeed a slap in the face of President Obama and an affront to the presidency, I’m not sure I would go that far, especially since Cotton is an Army veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. So, I turned to retired Major Gen. Paul D. Eaton for perspective. He wouldn’t say Cotton and Co. were “traitors,” either. He had a better word.

I would use the word mutinous,” said Eaton, whose long career includes training Iraqi forces from 2003 to 2004. He is now a senior adviser to VoteVets.org. “I do not believe these senators were trying to sell out America. I do believe they defied the chain of command in what could be construed as an illegal act.” Eaton certainly had stern words for Cotton.

“What Senator Cotton did is a gross breach of discipline, and especially as a veteran of the Army, he should know better,” Eaton told me. “I have no issue with Senator Cotton, or others, voicing their opinion in opposition to any deal to halt Iran’s nuclear progress. Speaking out on these issues is clearly part of his job. But to directly engage a foreign entity, in this way, undermining the strategy and work of our diplomats and our Commander in Chief, strains the very discipline and structure that our foreign relations depend on, to succeed.” The consequences of Cotton’s missive were plainly apparent to Eaton.

“The breach of discipline is extremely dangerous, because undermining our diplomatic efforts, at this moment, brings us another step closer to a very costly and perilous war with Iran,” he said.

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“I think Senator Cotton recognizes this, and he simply does not care,” Eaton went on to say. “That’s what disappoints me the most.” And that’s what’s so scary about this whole episode.

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The freshman senator from Arkansas and 46 of his Republican colleagues sought to bigfoot Obama on a deal not yet done whose details are not yet known.

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2015/03/13/tom-cotton-picked-apart-by-army-general-over-mutinous-iran-letter/

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Dear Santatollah …. We’ve been bad!!


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~~March 13, 2015~~ 

Tis the Season for Treason

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell and Tom Cotton. 

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