let me know if you want me to trade you something to spread it around
Pope Francis is once again shaking things up in the Catholic Church. On Tuesday, he issued his first “apostolic exhortation,” declaring a new enemy for the Catholic Church: modern capitalism. “Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world,” he wrote. “This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naive trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system.”
He couldn’t be much clearer. The pope has taken a firm political stance against right-leaning, pro-free market economic policies, and his condemnation appears to be largely pointed at Europe and the United States.
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Things are about to get really, really interesting in the world of politics and religion. Recently the Popiest Catholics and the most politically conservative Catholics have tightly overlapped. So have the most liberal and the most lapsed.
And now this.
Going to have a fun talk over the Thanksgiving table about this one.
I am feeling quiet and content. A simple afternoon at work.
I find the lack of notes disturbing
The only question remaining would be “How many times now?”
People oughta give it a shot. It’s far easier than LotR.
I inherited this slick copy of the book in this really nice dust box. It was a fun read although if the Hobbit were a real campaign then the players of the dwarfs would have just walked out.
The copy I remember having had a gollum on the front that gave me nightmares
"Window to Autumn"
Here’s an illustration I did for my agency’s fall booklet that they sent out to publisher’s and art directors last month. There’s nothing quite like autumn, is there?
It’s snowing in Chicago today, which is lovely and exciting, but I still want to be in an autumn frame of mind. This is helping.
Medical Examiner In Zimmerman Trial Sues For $100M, Claims Prosecution Threw Case
In a bombshell allegation, Florida medical examiner Dr. Shiping Bao (pictured) claims that Florida state prosecutors were biased against Trayvon Martin and purposely threw the case, and he is suing the state for $100 million, reports WFTV.com.
According to Bao, the medical examiner, state attorney’s office, and Sanford Police Department all felt that Martin “got what he deserved.” Bao also claims that he received the strong, though subtle, message not to speak on certain things:
“He was in essence told to zip his lips. ‘Shut up. Don’t say those things,’” said Bao’s legal counsel, legendary Attorney Willie Gary.
Bao’s allegations come swiftly on the heels of him being fired from his position as associate medical examiner.
Volusia County released a letter on Tuesday, stating that Bao was fired last week. Spokesman Dave Byron declined to give a reason for Bao’s termination, citing “county standard personnel practices,” reports CBS News.
you go medical examiner Bao, you go!
SLOW CLAP FOR THIS HERO OF COLOR PUTTING HIS NECK ON THE LINE TO GET THIS DONE FOR OTHER CHILDREN AND PEOPLE OF COLOR.
if you don’t fucking reblog this man and i see a white person get reblogged by you in the next 3 days i’m gonna unfollow your ass so quick
But you don’t hear shit about thiz
Interested to hear the outcome, as well as the fallout to what is assuredly a bogus-as-hell firing.
Last day of my honeymoon vacation. I am almost over jet lag from China. Reading Walter Cronkite’s extremely charming memoir . One of the baristas flippantly says “there’s a FISH in the PERCOLATOR” to himself as he brews a new pot.
Saw a friend on the cta this morning. Going to an event tonight for her boyfriend’s record label. Feels nice to be back in Chicago.