Monday, February 25, 2013

BBC News - Cardinal Keith O'Brien resigns as Archbishop

BBC News - Cardinal Keith O'Brien resigns as Archbishop: Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, is stepping down as leader of the Scottish Catholic Church.

He had been accused of inappropriate behaviour towards priests dating back to the 1980s - claims he contests.

Cardinal O'Brien, the Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, apologised to "all whom I have offended" for "any failures" during his ministry.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Vatican condemns reports of intrigue and corruption - FRANCE 24

Vatican condemns reports of intrigue and corruption - FRANCE 24: The Vatican on Saturday condemned Italian media reports of intrigue, corruption and blackmail among senior prelates, saying these could be a form of pressure to sway voting in next month's conclave to elect Pope Benedict XVI's successor.

Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi dismissed as "gossip, disinformation and sometimes calumny" the reports, which are linked to an investigation by a committee of cardinals last year over a series of damaging leaks of confidential papal documents.

Raw: Pope's Last Blessing From Window - YouTube

Raw: Pope's Last Blessing From Window - YouTube

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Accounts of Heaven - Shows - Coast to Coast AM

Accounts of Heaven - Shows - Coast to Coast AM: Reverend John W. Price (book link) has been a priest of the Episcopal Church since 1965. He serves as a spiritual director and is also a member of the Near-Death Experience Research Foundation. After hearing over two hundred accounts of near-death experiences, Rev. Price will discuss how these experiences of Heaven correlate with religious teachings.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Jason Korbus: Habemus Malum Papam | Fortean Squirrel

Jason Korbus on the likely Pope candidates: Habemus Malum Papam | Fortean Squirrel. Doesn't look promising for those of us, Catholics (which I am not) and non-Catholics alike who support women's rights, as well as LGBT rights and expect the pedophiles to be held accountable.

"The Cleansing" :Iran confiscates Buddha statues from shops - Yahoo! News

Iran confiscates Buddha statues from shops - Yahoo! News: TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Buddha statues have joined Barbie dolls and characters from "The Simpsons" TV cartoon as banned items in the conservative Muslim nation.

Authorities are confiscating Buddha statues from shops in the Iranian capital, Tehran, to stop the promotion of Buddhism in the country, according to a report Sunday in the independent Arman daily.

Iran has long fought against items, such as Barbie toys, to defuse Western influence, but this appears to be the first time that Iranian authorities are showing an opposition to symbols from the East.
The newspaper quoted Saeed Jaberi Ansari, an official for the protection of Iran's cultural heritage, as calling the Buddha statues symbols of "cultural invasion." He said authorities will not permit a specific belief to be promoted through such items. Ansari did not say how many Buddhas had been seized, but that the "cleansing" would continue.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Pope Resigns Aftermath Watch

Crime, scandal, lies, conspiracy, and more, all of which is obvious. The Mail Online gives us this:
Was the Pope pushed? An abuse scandal, corruption and the dark intrigue behind Benedict's shock resignation | Mail Online: The Pope’s departure also comes at a time of scrutiny over the Vatican’s alleged links to the world of organised crime.

Last summer saw the scandalous trial of Paolo Gabriele, his butler, who was sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing confidential documents from his master’s desk and passing them to a journalist.

The papers were given to Gianluigi Nuzzi, a reporter whose ‘Vatileaks’ scoop alleged corruption at the Vatican Bank, including the laundering of 160 million on behalf of the Mafia.

In the wake of Nuzzi’s revelations, the bank’s president was forced to resign. A replacement is due to be announced in the coming months.

Pope Resigns Aftermath Watch

Pope resigns. Lightning strikes. Now, a 4.8 earthquake in Rome:Quake rattles Rome, no damage or injuries reported | Reuters

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Papal Conspiracy: The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State

Opinions of the conspiracy| The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State

John Galliano Outfit Shocks Jewish Community | Style Crush - Yahoo! Shine

John Galliano Outfit Shocks Jewish Community | Style Crush - Yahoo! Shine: Other than his attendance at Kate Moss' 2011 wedding and a stint in rehab for alcoholism, we haven't seen or heard much of him since the scandal. But on Tuesday night, Galliano was photographed leaving a building in New York dressed as a Hasidic Jewish man—long jacket, hat, and curly side locks—on his way to Oscar de la Renta's Fashion Week show for which he collaborated on. And according to the New York Post, Jewish community leaders were offended.

"...and a stint in rehab for alcoholism..." ya think?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

BBC News - Lightning strikes St Peter's Basilica as Pope resigns

Of course it did! BBC News - Lightning strikes St Peter's Basilica as Pope resigns

Earthquakes and the Pope: Trickster Theater

The world shared a global shudder of anxiety at the news that North Korea's earthquake yesterday was no "earthquake" but an earthquake due to a "nuclear test."

Checking the U.S. government's earthquake site, which I do several times a day, I see that Tonopah Nevada and surrounding area has had four earthquakes today. The largest being 5.1. That seemed very odd to me, so I Googled Tonopah, Nevada, to find that the area is a test range:
Tonopah, Nevada carries a legacy of being the home to the nation’s development and testing of smart bombs extending back to World War II where it was noted for its bomber bases. Follow the links to learn more about Tonopah’s role in our nation’s wars.
Not a coincidence.

And to really go down the rabbit hole, while I don't seriously think there is a connection between the above and the Pope's resignation, that last news item is a biggie. The Trickster Theater has been very busy these past few days!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI Resigns

This is astounding news from the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI resigned. Citing "age and poor health" as the reasons for his decision, but I don't believe that excuse for a minute. I sense layers upon layers of conspiracy here. Some of which has to do with Paolo Gabriele, the Pope's butler, who stole documents and leaked information about "financial misdeeds within the Vatican." Not to mention the global and rampant child sexual abuse covered up by the Vatican. Who Will Be Next Pope After Pope Benedict XVI's Resignation?

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Divinorum Psychonauticus: Bust through your Program: Archons, Laura Eisenhower and the Blood Fountain Antenna

Love this blog, and like this post. Here's a quote, follow link for more:
Divinorum Psychonauticus: Bust through your Program: Archons, Laura Eisenhower and the Blood Fountain Antenna: What if the reason our trickster alien gods give us apocalypse dates so they can get us 'living in the moment' and opening our heart chakras, then have the date come and go, leaving us bewildered and confused, so they swoop in to 'harvest' the chakra energy we were storing, our soul's expansion so our heart could weigh lighter than a feather and we wouldn't get trapped in duality and rebirth if we were going to die? The Archons lower their vaccum and suck up all our gathered Chi, we then interpret to disappointment, shame, winter doldrums, and so forth? Fuck yeah I believe it, because someone is tainting my precious bodily fluids!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Call the Bastards on their Shit Every Goddamn Time: Saudi preacher spared after raping, killing daughter

Saudi preacher spared after raping, killing daughter | The Raw Story: A Saudi preacher who raped his five-year-old daughter and tortured her to death has been sentenced to pay “blood money” to the mother after having served a short jail term, activists said on Saturday.

Lamia al-Ghamdi was admitted to hospital on December 25, 2011 with multiple injuries, including a crushed skull, broken ribs and left arm, extensive bruising and burns, the activists said. She died last October 22.
. . . the judge had ruled the prosecution could only seek “blood money (compensation for the next of kin under Islamic law) and the time the defendant had served in prison since Lama’s death suffices as punishment.”

Three Saudi activists, including Manal al-Sharif, have raised objections to the ruling.
The ruling is based on Islamic laws that a father cannot be executed for murdering his children, nor can husbands be executed for murdering their wives, activists said.

Having Your Cake and Eating It Too: OR Bakery Refuses Gay Wedding Cake Order

Not far from here, a small Oregon town bakery is in trouble with state law for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple.
Bakery under investigation draws supporters, protesters | Local & Regional News | Eugene News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KVAL CBS 13: The Oregon Equality Act of 2007 prohibits discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. The statute includes public accommodations, such as businesses. Oregon Attorney General's civil enforcement officers are looking into whether Aaron Klein broke the law when he denied the couple a cake.
When you choose to have a business that serves the public, that choice includes the decision to accept local laws, benefits, privileges and responsibilities. But misplaced religious feelings took over:
“I apologized for wasting their time and said we don’t do same-sex marriages,” Klein said Friday. I “honestly did not mean to hurt anybody, didn’t mean to make anybody upset, [it’s] just something I believe in very strongly.”
That's just disingenuous. How can Klein seriously believe for a moment that he had made anyone, as he put it, "upset?" Don't believe it. Klein says it's his "religious belief" that caused him to deny a gay couple's order, but that religious belief doesn't stop him from engaging with money changers. Wonder if Klein has used credit in his business? Oh, and are the aprons the bakers no doubt wear made of mixed cloth?

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Republican Jesus™ | Addicting Info

Republican Jesus™ | Addicting Info: Republican Jesus™ hates the poor. This is the flip side of “prosperity theology”. If God rewards the faithful with riches, than the poor are obviously NOT of the faith and deserve what they get. This is, in part, why conservatives hate the social safety nets of welfare, food stamps and Medicaid. Those (and by “those” I mean those) people don’t worship Republican Jesus™ and are unworthy of being helped. Besides if you feed them, they’ll just breed!

Republican Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer of South Carolina actually said that. And he meant it.

Republican Jesus™ hates The Gay. They’re sinners, after all. It says so right there in the Bible next to the part about shellfish being an abomination. Nothing demonstrates the compassionate conservatives’ dedication to the teachings of Republican Jesus™ like blocking legislation for same sex marriage and calling homosexuals pedophiles while enjoying a nice shrimp cocktail before a delicious lobster dinner. (Republican Jesus™ 2012/09/02By Justin "Filthy Liberal Scum" Rosario

Applebee's Waitress Fired For Sharing 'I Give God 10%' Tip Receipt

What I find ironic -- obviously ironic -- is that this Pastor's actions were off the charts un-xian like. I don't patronize many chain restaurants -- Baja Fresh is about it really, so I have my feel good "screw the corporate man, man" reason for not eating at Applebee's. Applebee's Waitress Fired For Sharing 'I Give God 10%' Tip Receipt