Here’s a question that came in several parts, with a video answer to it below.
My boyfriend & I have sex. I could argue that we actually “make love” since our love for each other is sincere & that we’re very serious about our relationship & plan on marrying some time in 3-5 years but I feel…
This is why the Federal Reserve manipulating the money supply is unconstitutional and immoral. Inflation hurts the poor, those on fixed incomes, and the middle class the most. This is why regular people are still hurting but the media keeps talking about a “recovery”. There is a recovery, with the ultra rich and well connected who have access to the increased money supply before prices have risen across the economy to reflect this increase. The poor unfortunately only get to see prices constantly rising, while their wages struggle in vain to keep pace.
This is THE reason why the people are hurting, and why the bishops ignore this problem is beyond me. In our Diocesan paper this month, there was an article talking about a parish rejuvenation. One of the problems they were having was that even though collections remained steady at ~8k a week, the value of the Dollar had fallen by 15% since 2005. So 8k in 2005 was actually bringing in more than 8k in 2011 was. Inflation is harming our parishes and the economy as a whole.
The reason that nothing is done is because it is the only way that the government can spend endlessly, and there are too many politicians who are more than happy to spend money on behalf of special constituencies and companies who have donated to their re-election fund.
So the next time you fill up at the pump. Just remember that gasoline isn’t getting more expensive, it just takes more of your dollars to buy the same amount of gasoline, because your dollar is depreciating with every passing day.
Hmm… I wonder which GOP candidate would actually cut spending? ReportsCNN Money:
Newt Gingrich’s economic plan would do a lot of things. But reducing the debt and balancing the federal budget aren’t among them.
Same goes for Rick Santorum’s and Mitt Romney’s economic plans.
Indeed, a preliminary analysis by the independent Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget released Thursday estimates that the three candidates’ plans could add between $250 billion and $7 trillion of debt over the next nine years.
By contrast, the proposals of Ron Paul could reduce the debt by $2.2 trillion, the group estimated.
Newt Gingrich’s plan
Debt over next decade: Adds $7 trillion, increasing debt to GDP to 114%…
Rick Santorum’s plan
Debt over next decade: Adds $4.5 trillion, increasing debt to GDP to 104%.
Mitt Romney’s plan
Debt over next decade: Adds $250 billion, increasing debt to GDP to 86%…
Ron Paul’s plan
Debt over next decade: Reduces it by $2.2 trillion, lowering debt to GDP to 76%.
Reblogging especially for the Sweater Vest fans. There is only one true conservative in the race, and his name is Ron Paul.
"Focusing on two men whose bodies have been trashed by steroids, obesity and illness, this documentary chronicles the rigorous healing path — including a two-month diet of fruits and vegetables — that both attempt in a bid to rescue their health."
The American diet, of which I am far too guilty of indulging in, is pretty much a prescription of poison for our bodies. I think replacing a few meals a week with a juicer would do me some real good. Give the movie a shot. It’s kind of like “Super Size Me” except rather than watch a man die before your eyes, you watch someone come to life.
Fish is permitted to be eaten without breaking the meatless fast, we are not required to eat fish. Sometimes as Catholics we go, “It’s Friday, I HAVE to eat fish filet at McD’s.” Don’t feel compelled to eat fish.
Remember that the point of the fast is to eat like the poor eat, in solidarity with them. Eat simply. Soups are highly encouraged. If you want to go vegetarian, that’s good too.
Tonight I was blessed to have the opportunity to go to reconciliation. I always struggled with going to Reconciliation. It just was one of those things that I wasn’t always comfortable with. I am a senior in high school and I went to reconciliation this October for my first time since I was 11….
The drug war is inhumane, has costed trillions of dollars, destroys our communities, and is the main cause of inner city crime. Instead of sending addicts to prison, send them to treatment. Do we put alcoholics in prison? Portugal took a big step and they were absolutely right. We should have the humility to accept that we were wrong and do the same.
So, is it also okay to simply be against health mandates in general? The government shouldn’t dictate what can and can’t be considered health coverage. If I want to offer coverage to my employees, I should be able to offer whatever benefits in addition to pay I want to offer, and they are free to accept or work elsewhere.
I don’t see why we solely have to be against this because it attacks religious freedom (which it does). It’s just bad policy. All mandates from government lead to unintended consequences in the market. How many employers will be forced to lay off employees because the cost of health coverage is going to rise with this mandate? We shouldn’t be “okay” with the mandate if they allow a religious exemption, what about the rights of employers and employees to negotiate freely with one another?
“Forcing private religious institutions to pay for contraception and sterilization as part of their health care plans is a direct assault on the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty. On my first day as President, I will reverse this policy. Repealing the unconstitutional monstrosity known as ObamaCare is a major part of my Plan to Restore America.
“I am the only GOP presidential candidate who has consistently opposed the federal promotion, funding, and mandating of contraception and abortion. Unlike Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, I never voted to provide taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood. And unlike Mitt Romney, whose Massachusetts health care plan contained a contraceptive mandate similar to the one contained in ObamaCare, I have never supported any government health care mandates.
The CIA’s drone campaign in Pakistan has killed dozens of civilians who had gone to help rescue victims or were attending funerals, an investigation by the Bureau for the Sunday Times has revealed.
A three month investigation including eye witness reports has found evidence that at least 50 civilians were killed in follow-up strikes when they had gone to help victims. More than 20 civilians have also been attacked in deliberate strikes on funerals and mourners. The tactics have been condemned by leading legal experts.