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Si linguis hominum loquar et angelorum, caritatem autem non habeam, factus sum velut aes sonians aut cymbalum tinniens. Ego sum christianae catholicae.
Si linguis hominum loquar et angelorum, caritatem autem non habeam, factus sum velut aes sonians aut cymbalum tinniens. Ego sum christianae catholicae.

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"Every once in a while the electoral process tosses to the top someone smart and glib and evil, without basic principle, without basic character, and without restraints. Sometimes these are on the conservative side of the fence, sometimes on the liberal; but the essential personality pattern is the same, the gambler, the sharpie, the thug in the blue-serge suit."

Allen Drury, Advise and Consent, page 452.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus - my only computer 📱=💻

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Baked BBQ Chicken with Creamy Potato, Green Bean, & Turnip Salad

Which is a more serious threat: climate change or the ISIS?

While my readers and myself won't be here in the next century our descendants will be living in the possible أمريكا، أوروبا، أستراليا. A supposed, damaged climate won't matter to them.

Re-Share. And notify your representative.

Salary of retired US Presidents .. . . . . $180,000 FOR LIFE.

Salary of House/Senate members .. . . $174,000 FOR LIFE

Salary of Speaker of the House .. . . . . $223,500 FOR LIFE.

Salary of Majority / Minority Leaders . . $193,400 FOR LIFE.

Average Salary of a teacher . . .. . . . .. . . . . .. .$40,065

Average Salary of a deployed Soldier . . .. . . .. $38,000

Here's where the cuts should be made!

Congressional Reform Act of 2017

1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman / woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they're out of office.

2. Congress (past, present, & future) participates in Social Security.

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.

3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective 3/1/17. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women.

The 26th Amendment ( granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds ) took only three months and eight days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971 - before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc.

Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one (1) year or less to become the law of the land - all because of public pressure.

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“There is a real warning that our civilization needs to hear. If our intellects can no longer close their eyes, if we no longer know how to be quiet, then we will be deprived of mystery, of its light, which is beyond darkness, of its beauty, which is beyond all beauty. Without mystery, we are reduced to the banality of earthly things.”

—Cardinal Robert Sarah

From his new book THE POWER OF SILENCE. Order here:

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My favourite series: Allen Drury's Advise and Consent.

While it was published in 1962, on page 127, it has a phrase which could be used to refer to a social medium of today.

"And all those nice, wide-eyed, twittering fools...."

A Recipe for Chicken Mole

"Ruth Bader Ginbsurg and Anthony Kennedy could come up with some narrative that “proves” that the whole Bill of Rights is really a recipe for chicken mole."

Why Don't Secularists Just Be Honest and Outlaw Christianity? | The Stream
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