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the pope's foolishness

 Pope Francis illustratively punches his aide.
Pope Francis illustratively punches his aide.

The Pope made an unusually very stupid comment the other day:

" "If my good friend Dr Gasparri says a curse word against my mother, then a punch awaits him. It’s normal. One cannot provoke. One cannot insult the faith of others. One cannot make fun of faith."

"He then made a gesture faking punching his aide."

Marker at abelard.org

"To laugh at the Prophet, the repository of all that Muslims revere and find precious, to reduce him to the level of the scabrous and comedic, is something very different from “free speech” as usually understood. It is a violent act surely conscious of its capacity to cause distress, ratchet up prejudice and damage social cohesion."
[Abdal Hakim Murad, quoted from telegraph.co.uk]

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"The Spanish daily El Pais says on its front page: "Pope: 'If you insult my mother you can expect a punch.' "
[Quoted from http://www.bbc.com]

But I s'pose he is a 'Spaniard'.
Meanwhile? a religion isn't your worshipped and revered Madonna complex. To give quarter to mad jihadism is a grave failure of judgement.

It should be realised that humans who reify language are uneducated primitives.

Yes, I want much better education, and franchise on its basis.

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funding the materialistic addictions of the dole classes - policy of the red eds

  • Sell your mansion to a Russian oligarch and use the income to buy cheap TVs (for instance, let TVs = x, let x = bananas ) from Communist slave labour in China.
  • Then nationalise all mansions and expel all forriners.
  • Then sell the mansions back to Chinese oligarchs.
  • Repeat as prescribed on the packet.

You do not get better off by taking from one person to give to another.
You get better off by producing more and/or consuming less.

You cannot turn stately houses into flat screen TVs. If you want more TVs, then work longer hours and study and build more and better factories.

Class warfare nuttery is just as foolish; and so is Hitler's race warfare nuttery, or Islamism's dogma warfare nuttery.

They are all the products of shallow minds, and sold to uneducated idiots by psychopaths.

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pope seeks to modernise vatican

A move away from authority and towards natural law in theology.

"Inductive rather than deductive. Past synods tended to start with church teaching and talk about how it could be applied to the world. This follows the classical philosophical and theological method that the bishops learned in their seminaries.

" "What's happening within the synod is we're seeing a more inductive way of reflecting, starting from the true situation of people and trying to figure out what's going on here," said Archbishop Paul-André Durocher, president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

"The synod participants, the archbishop said, are "finding that the lived experience of people is also a theological source -- what we call a theological source, a place of theological reflection." "

"It is difficult to exaggerate what a change this is in the synod process. At past synods, it was common for curial officials to warn participants not to bring up certain topics, like married priests, birth control, and Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics. Those who did were reprimanded. Rather than advising the pope, synod participants often used their speeches as opportunities to prove their loyalty by quoting the pope to himself."

" "If you ask me what light this sheds for understanding the pope's behavior today [in the synod]," Fernández said, responding to my question, "I'd say it's quite possible that the pope wouldn't be too worried if this synod doesn't produce anything extraordinary or if it isn't greeted with great applause. Because he has always believed that time is greater than space, that the important things brew slowly over time, and that the important thing is to initiate processes rather than force decisions. And that these, at the right time, will produce good fruit."  "

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on troubled families

Full government report here [.pdf]

No one was working in three quarters of the families , which compares to 17% of households nationally.
Of the lone parent families in this group, 83% were not working, compared to 36% of lone parent families nationally.
So it appears that this group of families is particularly far from the labour market on entry to the programme.
A quarter of families include a 16-24 year old who is not in employment, education or training (NEET) .
One in five of these families include more than one young person who is NEET.

More than two thirds (70%) are living in social housing compared to 17% of the population nationally.

Key family statistics

  • Families had on average nine problems related to employment, education, crime, housing, child protection, parenting or health on entry to the programme.
    This is based on those families for which full data were available across every problem (1048 families).

    The findings show that on entry to the programme, that the sample of troubled families had the following characteristics:
  • 40% had 3 or more children, compared to 16% nationally.
  • 49% were lone parent households, compared to 16% nationally.
  • 82% of families had a problem related to education such as persistent unauthorised absence, exclusion from school or being out of mainstream education.
  • 71% of families had a health problem.
  • 54% of families were involved in crime or anti-social behaviour.
  • 42% of families had had police called out to their address in the previous six months.
  • 29% of troubled families were experiencing domestic violence or abuse on entry to the programme.
    National estimates put the level of domestic violence among individuals at around 7% in a year.
  • Over a third of families (35%) had a child who was either a Child in Need, subject to child protection arrangements or where a child had been taken into care.
  • One in five (21%) had been at risk of eviction in the previous six months.
  • In nearly three quarters of families (74%) families there was no one in work compared to 17% of households nationally.
  • In 83% of families, an adult was receiving and out of work benefit compared to around 11% of the population nationally.
  • 70% were living in social housing compared to 18% of the population nationally.


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logic behind why britain is apparently depressed

"New NHS guidelines said that children as young as five are showing signs of depression and nearly 80,000 children in the UK are living with the mental illness." [Quoted from dailymail.co.uk]

How on earth do you expect to increase your chances of promotion if you don't get more customers?

"The number of students seeking help for depression has more than doubled at some of the country's top institutions, at a time when many universities are drastically cutting back on counselling services funding." [Quoted from huffingtonpost.co.uk]

How on earth do you expect to sell more pills if you can't find more customers?

"The number of people living with depression in England has increased by nearly half a million in three years [since 2007], according to an analysis of NHS data." [Quoted from bbc.co.uk]

How on earth do you expect to sell more flat screens if you can't make the potential customers discontented?

"The number of people committing suicide rose by 329 to 5,706 in 2008 -
the first increase since 1998." [Quoted from independent.co.uk]

What do you expect after the destruction of 15 years of socialism?

"The UK suicide rate increased significantly between 2010 and 2011, from 11.1 to 11.8 deaths per 100,000 population." [Quoted from ons.gov.uk]

I blame David Cameron for insisting on accurate reporting, despite the angst it causes friends and families.

"The latest suicide statistics from the ONS show the greatest gender gulf since records began. The suicide rate for men is now three and a half times that of women." [Quoted from theguardian.com]

What do you expect when men are increasingly redundant, and females can get a free ride without having to appease some 'smelly' man, a free ride coming from the state taxing the few productive people into penury.

The trouble with reading 'news' from prolefeeds is that the capitalists have their audience wrapped up and delivered.

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