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Friday, March 22, 2013

The Friday Morning News

Posted by on Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 7:33 AM

It Is Lightly Snowing in Seattle: Happy spring.

Guns Don't Kill Three People: Marine on Virginia base shoots two other marines, then himself. In the sage words of Dave Schmader, "When planning a murder-suicide, please do the suicide part first."

Suspect in CO Case: A man shot in Texas may be the same man who shot and murdered a Colorado prison official. The AP reported that it may be Evan Spencer Ebel, "a member of a white supremacist prison gang."

Those Wacky French! Pretendin' to be pilots:

A 61-year-old French man has been arrested at Philadelphia International Airport and charged with impersonating a pilot after airline officials found him in the cockpit of a plane scheduled for takeoff. Police say Philippe Jernnard of La Rochelle, France, was wearing a white shirt with an Air France logo and had a black jacket with epaulets on the shoulders.

Neat! Obama designates nearly 1,000 acres of land in the San Juans as a national monument. Meanwhile, King County reaches deal to preserve 43,000 acres of forest.

Because the Constitution Clearly Says You Are Entitled to Murder Several People at Once: Gun advocates sue in federal court to nullify New York's recently passed restrictions on high capacity magazines and assault weapons. They say the law violates Second and 14th Amendment rights.

Religion, Jesus Christ: More than 20 dead and five mosques torched in clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar.

Saturday Evening Post: "Congress foiled the financially beleaguered U.S. Postal Service's plan to end Saturday delivery of first-class mail when it passed legislation on Thursday requiring six-day delivery."

YouTube: Reports 1 trillionth racist comment.

Catholic Archbishop from San Francisco: Tries really, really hard to explain why gay marriage is bad.

Microsoft: Released data on 1,500 customers—users of Xbox, Outlook, Hotmail, Skype and other services—last year to law enforcement. "Nearly all" were in response to "lawful warrants." (UPDATE 12:25 PM: Microsoft wants to clarify that in all of the cases it provided customer information in response to subpoenas or in circumstances where they were legally compelled to by the government.)


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Question: How did our state Members of Congress vote on this unfortunate piece of legislation?
Posted by Citizen R on March 22, 2013 at 8:14 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 2
Just yesterday, the American Academy of Pediatrics endorsed same sex marriage calling it important to the well being of children. So what do they know that Archbishop Cordileone doesn't? A whole lot!
Posted by Pope Peabrain on March 22, 2013 at 8:50 AM · Report this
What does fighting between Buddhist and Muslims have to do with Jesus Christ?
Posted by ultrasuedecushion on March 22, 2013 at 8:57 AM · Report this
That's an unfair question. Most things Christians do these days have nothing to do with Jesus Christ, either, at least if you listen to the people who claim to speak for all Christians.
Posted by Lymis on March 22, 2013 at 9:39 AM · Report this
Traditional Marriage:

for the most of Western history, marriage was not a mere personal matter concerning only husband and wife, but rather the business of their two families which brought them together. Most marriages, therefore, were arranged. Moreover, the wife usually had much fewer rights than her husband and was expected to be subservient to him. To a considerable extent, marriage was also an economic arrangement. There was little room for romantic love, and even simple affection was not considered essential. Procreation and cooperation were the main marital duties.

On the other hand, it may surprise many modern couples to learn that in earlier times divorce was often easily granted. Here again, men usually had the advantage when they could simply dismiss their wives, but in many instances women could also sue for divorce. In ancient Rome couples could even divorce each other by mutual agreement, a possibility that has not yet returned to all European countries.…
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on March 22, 2013 at 9:46 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 6
Marriage did used to be only about property.

Sadly, some people think that other people are their property.

Posted by Will in Seattle on March 22, 2013 at 10:56 AM · Report this
Well, I'm sure we can all trust Microsoft, after all, there is that joint database that the Gates Foundation, and Mr. Integrity, Rupert Murdoch, are setting up together to track K-12 children and students.

And more news:……

"Did you hear the one about how American troops murdered four women and five children in Iraq in 2006, including a woman over 70 and an infant under five months old, with all the kids under five? All of them were handcuffed and shot in the head. We later called in an airstrike to cover it up, apparently. But it barely registered a blip on the American consciousness."…

"The Cyprus Parliament rejected a bail out plan that would have seized almost 10% of private savings deposits and used the money to bail out Cyprus banks. The vote was almost unaminous." (So, some sane people actually believe stealing is actually wrong, huh?)
Posted by sgt_doom on March 22, 2013 at 11:03 AM · Report this

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