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Friday, September 22, 2017

The Energy Collective Daily: Why Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Won't Lead to Action on Climate Change


Why Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Won’t Lead to Action on Climate Change | The Energy Collective Daily

Link to The Energy Collective




Debt Would Equal the Economy in 2028 With Senate Tax Cut | Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Debt Would Equal the Economy in 2028 With Senate Tax Cut | Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Nuclear Power Plant Market - Advanced technologies, Global Forecast and Winning Imperatives 2017 - openPR

Nuclear Power Plant Market - Advanced technologies, Global Forecast and Winning Imperatives 2017 - openPR

Global Nuclear Imaging Market Expected To Reach At A CAGR Of 6.01% During The Period 2017 - 2021: Business Press Releases

Global Nuclear Imaging Market Expected To Reach At A CAGR Of 6.01% During The Period 2017 - 2021: Business Press Releases

Watertown Daily Times | State needs plan to replace nuclear energy

Watertown Daily Times | State needs plan to replace nuclear energy

What could happen if North Korea blows up a hydrogen bomb in the ocean - Business Insider

What could happen if North Korea blows up a hydrogen bomb in the ocean - Business Insider

Senate approves bill providing MOX funding | The Augusta Chronicle

Senate approves bill providing MOX funding | The Augusta Chronicle

Aides warned Trump not to attack North Korea's leader personally before his fiery U.N. address - LA Times

Aides warned Trump not to attack North Korea's leader personally before his fiery U.N. address - LA Times

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Nuclear Roundup September 22, 2017

Nuclear Roundup
September 22, 2017
A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news.

North Korea

North Korea Hits New Level of Brinkmanship in Reacting to Trump

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/world/asia/kim-trump-north-korea.html?_r=0

North Korea may detonate nuclear bomb in Pacific, foreign minister tells reporters

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/21/north-korea-foreign-minister-says-may-detonate-nuclear-bomb-in-pacific-reports-south-korean-news-agency.html

Senior N. Korean diplomat to visit Russia for discussion

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20170922000153

Hawaii prepares for nuclear attack, trying not to scare the daylights out of residents and tourists

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/09/21/hawaii-prepares-for-nuclear-attack-trying-not-to-scare-the-daylights-out-of-residents-and-tourists/?utm_term=.1c4677f52243

A North Korea nuclear test over the Pacific? Logical, terrifying

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-atmospheric-test/a-north-korea-nuclear-test-over-the-pacific-logical-terrifying-idUSKCN1BX0W5

North Korea's H-bomb threat: The dreaded 'Juche Bird'

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/north-koreas-h-bomb-threat-the-dreaded-juche-bird/article/2176860

Wrong Treatment: US threats are the reason North Korea has gone nuclear

https://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/talkingturkey/wrong-treatment-us-threats-are-the-reason-north-korea-has-gone-nuclear/

United States

US urges all nations to stop the spread of nuclear weapons

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/us-urges-all-nations-to-stop-the-spread-of-nuclear-weapons/2017/09/22/3fa551ce-9f59-11e7-b2a7-bc70b6f98089_story.html?utm_term=.39fd9292db23

This Obscure DC-Area Office Helps US Special Operators Hunt Down And Secure Loose WMDs

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/14535/this-obscure-dc-area-office-helps-us-special-operators-hunt-down-and-secure-loose-wmds

Uranium program may overrun budget as UPF construction nears

http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/2017/09/22/uranium-program-may-overrun-budget-upf-construction-nears/657173001/

Who watches WIPP?: Monitoring center a watchdog as facility recovers

http://www.currentargus.com/story/news/local/2017/09/22/who-watches-wipp-monitoring-center-watchdog-facility-recovers/690478001/

Why America's Biggest Nuclear Weapons Test Ever Was a Total Disaster

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/why-americas-biggest-nuclear-weapons-test-ever-was-total-22366

International

Update on Iran’s Compliance with the JCPOA Nuclear Limits- Iran’s Centrifuge Breakage Problem: Accidental Compliance

http://isis-online.org/isis-reports/detail/update-on-irans-compliance-with-the-jcpoa-nuclear-limits/

Iran Foreign Minister: If U.S. Wants New Nuclear Concessions, We Do, Too

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/21/world/middleeast/iran-nuclear-trump-zarif.html

Germany will strive to save Iran nuclear deal: Gabriel

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-un-germany/germany-will-strive-to-save-iran-nuclear-deal-gabriel-idUSKCN1BW0VK

Russia says U.S. Iran sanctions undermine nuclear deal

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-assembly-russia/russia-says-u-s-iran-sanctions-undermine-nuclear-deal-idUSKCN1BW2QV

China state media: Pulling out of Iran deal would set 'bad precedent' for North Korea

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/22/china-state-media-pulling-out-of-iran-deal-would-set-bad-precedent-for-north-korea.html

Former Deputy Secretary Of State Talks About Future Of Iran Nuclear Deal

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/21/552708153/former-deputy-secretary-of-state-talks-about-future-of-iran-nuclear-deal

Does Trump even know what he hates about the Iran nuclear deal?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/09/21/does-trump-even-know-what-he-hates-about-the-iran-nuclear-deal/?utm_term=.cffc92bad891

South Korea's Moon urges North to give up nuclear weapons

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/21/asia/south-korea-north-korea-un-moon/index.html

Short-Range Nuclear Weapons To Counter India's 'Cold Start Doctrine': Pak PM

http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/short-range-nuclear-weapons-to-counter-indias-cold-start-doctrine-pak-pm-1753151

Reprocessed nuclear fuel returned to Japan for reactor use

http://www.njherald.com/article/20170921/AP/309219939#

Japan’s Bomb in the Basement

http://www.atimes.com/article/japans-plutonium-proliferation-energy/

Canada’s neutron scientists lament closure of world’s oldest nuclear reactor

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/09/canada-s-neutron-scientists-lament-closure-world-s-oldest-nuclear-reactor

Statements and Key Addresses to [2017] IAEA General Conference

https://www.iaea.org/about/policy/gc/gc61/statements

New Members Elected to IAEA Board of Governors

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/new-members-elected-to-iaea-board-of-governors-21-september-2017

General Interest

Forty years of impasse: The United States, Japan, and the plutonium problem

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00963402.2017.1364007

Supplies of Key Medical Isotopes Stable, but Vulnerabilities Remain

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/supplies-of-key-medical-isotopes-stable-but-vulnerabilities-remain


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Will artificially intelligent weapons kill the laws of war? | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Will artificially intelligent weapons kill the laws of war? | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

IAEA celebrates 20 years of waste safety convention

IAEA celebrates 20 years of waste safety convention

Reprocessed nuclear fuel returned to Japan for reactor use | World | omaha.com

Reprocessed nuclear fuel returned to Japan for reactor use | World | omaha.com

Rosatom outlines future of nuclear in IAEA address

Rosatom outlines future of nuclear in IAEA address

3ders.org - Idaho National Lab's 'AMAFT' makes 3D printed nuclear fuel that reduces risk of meltdown | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - Idaho National Lab's 'AMAFT' makes 3D printed nuclear fuel that reduces risk of meltdown | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

International Trade Commission ruling sets stage for Trump to impose tariffs on solar imports

International Trade Commission ruling sets stage for Trump to impose tariffs on solar imports

Pilgrim's power reduced to 80 percent - News - capecodtimes.com - Hyannis, MA

Pilgrim's power reduced to 80 percent - News - capecodtimes.com - Hyannis, MA

State commission's ruling could throw wrench in Palisades closure plan | MLive.com

State commission's ruling could throw wrench in Palisades closure plan | MLive.com

Trump officials adopt 'base'-first strategy on nuclear and coal | TheHill

Trump officials adopt 'base'-first strategy on nuclear and coal | TheHill

Belarus Proceeding With Russian-Built Nuclear Plant Despite Accidents, Quake Worries, And Neighbors' Objections 

Belarus Proceeding With Russian-Built Nuclear Plant Despite Accidents, Quake Worries, And Neighbors' Objections 

Nuclear Experts Head to China to Test Experimental Reactors - Bloomberg

Nuclear Experts Head to China to Test Experimental Reactors - Bloomberg

Middle East: Nuclear power’s new horizon - Saudi Gazette

Middle East: Nuclear power’s new horizon - Saudi Gazette

Nuclear agenda in Africa under spotlight, as Rosatom launches wind energy firm | Fin24

Nuclear agenda in Africa under spotlight, as Rosatom launches wind energy firm | Fin24

India, Canada discuss bilateral nuclear energy collaboration, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld

India, Canada discuss bilateral nuclear energy collaboration, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld

Tillerson: Russia Seeks to Weaken IAEA in Probing Secret Nuclear Programs - Sputnik International

Tillerson: Russia Seeks to Weaken IAEA in Probing Secret Nuclear Programs - Sputnik International

India to collaborate with Russia on Bangladesh's nuclear plant project | Dhaka Tribune

India to collaborate with Russia on Bangladesh's nuclear plant project | Dhaka Tribune

India to collaborate with Russia on Bangladesh's nuclear plant project | Dhaka Tribune

India to collaborate with Russia on Bangladesh's nuclear plant project | Dhaka Tribune

Canada’s neutron scientists lament closure of world’s oldest nuclear reactor | Science | AAAS

Canada’s neutron scientists lament closure of world’s oldest nuclear reactor | Science | AAAS

Scott Montgomery makes case for nuclear power in new book ‘Seeing the Light’


Scott Montgomery makes case for nuclear power in new book ‘Seeing the Light’


http://www.washington.edu/news/2017/09/21/scott-montgomery-makes-case-for-nuclear-power-in-new-book-seeing-the-light/

Here's the full text of Kim Jong Un’s unprecedented threat against Trump - Vox

Here's the full text of Kim Jong Un’s unprecedented threat against Trump - Vox

Rouhani at the UN: The Power of Appearing Reasonable « LobeLog

Rouhani at the UN: The Power of Appearing Reasonable « LobeLog

My Journey to the Heart of the FOIA Request


My Journey to the Heart of the FOIA Request

Fifty years ago, the Freedom of Information Act gave the public access to government secrets — all you had to do was ask. How a simple request became a bureaucratic nightmare.


https://longreads.com/2017/09/20/my-journey-to-the-heart-of-the-foia-request/?utm_source=Weekly+Longreads+Email&utm_campaign=7cd4179ca8-Longreads_Top_5_September_22_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bd2ad42066-7cd4179ca8-239031537&mc_cid=7cd4179ca8&mc_eid=9528811089

These Women Are the Last Thing Standing Between You and Nuclear War

These Women Are the Last Thing Standing Between You and Nuclear War

As tensions rise between the United States and North Korea, an elite squad




http://www.marieclaire.com/politics/a29275/air-force-nuclear-missileers/?utm_source=Weekly+Longreads+Email&utm_campaign=7cd4179ca8-Longreads_Top_5_September_22_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bd2ad42066-7cd4179ca8-239031537&mc_cid=7cd4179ca8&mc_eid=9528811089

A High-End Mover Dishes on Truckstop Hierarchy, Rich People, and Moby Dick


A High-End Mover Dishes on Truckstop Hierarchy, Rich People, and Moby Dick

On the beauty and burdens of the long haul.



https://longreads.com/2017/09/21/a-high-end-mover-dishes-on-truckstop-hierarchy-rich-people-and-moby-dick/?utm_source=Weekly+Longreads+Email&utm_campaign=7cd4179ca8-Longreads_Top_5_September_22_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bd2ad42066-7cd4179ca8-239031537&mc_cid=7cd4179ca8&mc_eid=9528811089

A Guide to the Kurdish Independence Referendum - Bloomberg

A Guide to the Kurdish Independence Referendum - Bloomberg

1.4 million phishing websites are created every month: Here's who the scammers are pretending to be | ZDNet

1.4 million phishing websites are created every month: Here's who the scammers are pretending to be | ZDNet

Google's Project Zero fuzzed top browsers for bugs: Safari users won't like the results | ZDNet

Google's Project Zero fuzzed top browsers for bugs: Safari users won't like the results | ZDNet

Star Trek: Discovery continues the mission of futurism and bold social commentary | ZDNet

Star Trek: Discovery continues the mission of futurism and bold social commentary | ZDNet

The Future of the Kurds | Graham E. Fuller

The Future of the Kurds | Graham E. Fuller

In Rome, a Visit With the Anti-Trump - The New York Times

In Rome, a Visit With the Anti-Trump - The New York Times

India’s Strategic Choices: China and the Balance of Power in Asia - Carnegie India - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

India’s Strategic Choices: China and the Balance of Power in Asia - Carnegie India - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

More Holes in Russia-gate Narrative – Consortiumnews

More Holes in Russia-gate Narrative – Consortiumnews

Trump Pushes US Closer to War | By Jeffrey D. Sachs | Common Dreams

Trump Pushes US Closer to War | By Jeffrey D. Sachs | Common Dreams

Bernie Sanders: Saudi Arabia Is “Not an Ally” and the U.S. Should “Rethink” Its Approach to Iran

Bernie Sanders: Saudi Arabia Is “Not an Ally” and the U.S. Should “Rethink” Its Approach to Iran

In defiance to US, Iran unveils latest missile during parade - ABC News

In defiance to US, Iran unveils latest missile during parade - ABC News

Trump Poised to Drop Some Limits on Drone Strikes and Commando Raids - The New York Times

Trump Poised to Drop Some Limits on Drone Strikes and Commando Raids - The New York Times

Why the Mexico City Earthquake Shook Up Disaster Predictions - Scientific American

Why the Mexico City Earthquake Shook Up Disaster Predictions - Scientific American

Life on the Road, and in a Walmart Parking Lot | Literary Hub

Life on the Road, and in a Walmart Parking Lot | Literary Hub

What Should Have Happened In Hillary Clinton's Useless Book | HuffPost

What Should Have Happened In Hillary Clinton's Useless Book | HuffPost

Russian special forces repel a US-planned attack in Syria, denounce the USA and issue a stark warning | The Vineyard of the Saker

Russian special forces repel a US-planned attack in Syria, denounce the USA and issue a stark warning | The Vineyard of the Saker

The US Is Far More Deeply Involved In Syria Than You Know

The US Is Far More Deeply Involved In Syria Than You Know

'A rogue' and a 'dotard': Kim Jong-un's statement on Trump in full | World news | The Guardian

'A rogue' and a 'dotard': Kim Jong-un's statement on Trump in full | World news | The Guardian

The U.S. Should Halt Arms Sales to the Saudi-Led Coalition | The American Conservative

The U.S. Should Halt Arms Sales to the Saudi-Led Coalition | The American Conservative

Read: Bernie Sanders's big foreign policy speech - Vox

Read: Bernie Sanders's big foreign policy speech - Vox

Bernie Sanders Just Gave the Progressive Foreign-Policy Speech We’ve Been Waiting For | The Nation

Bernie Sanders Just Gave the Progressive Foreign-Policy Speech We’ve Been Waiting For | The Nation

Sanders Speaks on Foreign Policy | The American Conservative

Sanders Speaks on Foreign Policy | The American Conservative

Toys R Us: Another Private Equity Casualty | naked capitalism

Toys R Us: Another Private Equity Casualty | naked capitalism

Electronic Frontier Foundation and ACLU Sue Over Warrantless Phone, Laptop Searches at US Border | naked capitalism

Electronic Frontier Foundation and ACLU Sue Over Warrantless Phone, Laptop Searches at US Border | naked capitalism

Gaius Publius: Obama Follows Clinton, Boards the Millionaire Speech Train to Wall Street | naked capitalism

Gaius Publius: Obama Follows Clinton, Boards the Millionaire Speech Train to Wall Street | naked capitalism

Trump’s indecisive, ill-prepared debut at the United Nations

Trump’s indecisive, ill-prepared debut at the United Nations

What If the Oil Industry Leaves the Gulf Coast? - CityLab

What If the Oil Industry Leaves the Gulf Coast? - CityLab

Taser Wants to Build an Army of Smartphone Informants

Taser Wants to Build an Army of Smartphone Informants

Mercedes Plots Tesla Attack With $1 Billion U.S. Electric Push - Bloomberg

Mercedes Plots Tesla Attack With $1 Billion U.S. Electric Push - Bloomberg

Uber’s Other Big Problem: Driverless Cars Aren’t Ready Yet - MIT Technology Review

Uber’s Other Big Problem: Driverless Cars Aren’t Ready Yet - MIT Technology Review

Licensing decision on Uber London Limited - Transport for London

Licensing decision on Uber London Limited - Transport for London

We Need More Alternatives to Facebook - MIT Technology Review

We Need More Alternatives to Facebook - MIT Technology Review

(31) Mark Zuckerberg - I just went live a minute ago. Here’s what I...

(31) Mark Zuckerberg - I just went live a minute ago. Here’s what I...

Facebook to Provide Congress With Ads Linked to Internet Research Agency | Facebook Newsroom

Facebook to Provide Congress With Ads Linked to Internet Research Agency | Facebook Newsroom

The Real Economic Cost of Accepting Refugees | Center For Global Development

The Real Economic Cost of Accepting Refugees | Center For Global Development

Ascension Press Pick Up Your Cross and Follow Christ

Ascension Press Pick Up Your Cross and Follow Christ

Trump -- American Gaullist | Patrick J. Buchanan - Official Website

Trump -- American Gaullist | Patrick J. Buchanan - Official Website

Uber has its London Licence Stripped - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English

Uber has its London Licence Stripped - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Church collapses in Mexico quake during baptism, killing several

Church collapses in Mexico quake during baptism, killing several


http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/several-killed-in-mexico-earthquake-as-church-collapses-during-baptism-18819/

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Tweeting While the Planet Burns | TomDispatch

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Tweeting While the Planet Burns | TomDispatch

Why Are Hillary's Approval Ratings Even Lower Than Trump's? | Alternet

Why Are Hillary's Approval Ratings Even Lower Than Trump's? | Alternet

Hillary Clinton Will Never Understand What Happened

Hillary Clinton Will Never Understand What Happened

Foreign Policy ‘Realists’ Hit Nerve With Establishment Elite | The American Conservative

Foreign Policy ‘Realists’ Hit Nerve With Establishment Elite | The American Conservative

The Consequences of the U.S. Baby Bust - Bloomberg

The Consequences of the U.S. Baby Bust - Bloomberg

Hackers Entered Equifax Systems in March - WSJ

Hackers Entered Equifax Systems in March - WSJ

Bill Black: Massachusetts First to Sue Equifax Over Massive Hack | naked capitalism

Bill Black: Massachusetts First to Sue Equifax Over Massive Hack | naked capitalism

Trump Praises Jordan in Assisting Syrian Refugees - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English

Trump Praises Jordan in Assisting Syrian Refugees - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English

Bishop Barron on The Devil

Bishop Barron on The Devil


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IED3S-vJ5AU


Additional Commentary from Fr. Barron on The Devil


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzLQHoSQhsw

Bishop Barron on Whether Hell is Crowded or Empty


Bishop Barron on Whether Hell is Crowded or Empty


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmsa0sg4Od4

The American Military’s Repetition-Compulsion Complex  « LobeLog

The American Military’s Repetition-Compulsion Complex  « LobeLog

(99+) US 'muddling through' in search of a doctrine | LinkedIn

(99+) US 'muddling through' in search of a doctrine | LinkedIn

Saudi government allegedly funded a ‘dry run’ for 9/11

Saudi government allegedly funded a ‘dry run’ for 9/11



http://nypost.com/2017/09/09/saudi-government-allegedly-funded-a-dry-run-for-911/

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hillary Clinton’s Legacy Is Huge and Lasting | New Republic

Hillary Clinton’s Legacy Is Huge and Lasting | New Republic

One-Fifth of Medical Care Is Unnecessary, Doctors Say | RealClearScience

One-Fifth of Medical Care Is Unnecessary, Doctors Say | RealClearScience

The Best Health Care System? Doctors Back Single-Payer Plan, Survey Shows

The Best Health Care System? Doctors Back Single-Payer Plan, Survey Shows

WHO warns the world is running out of antibiotics - MarketWatch

WHO warns the world is running out of antibiotics - MarketWatch

The Sickness of American Healthcare | naked capitalism

The Sickness of American Healthcare | naked capitalism

The Boring Story of the 2016 Election | naked capitalism

The Boring Story of the 2016 Election | naked capitalism

Out of Africa: Why the Migration Wave? | naked capitalism

Out of Africa: Why the Migration Wave? | naked capitalism

The Vietnam Documentary And Military Lessons | Hoover Institution

The Vietnam Documentary And Military Lessons | Hoover Institution

Entitlements and the Budget | PolicyEd

Entitlements and the Budget | PolicyEd

Fr. Bob's Reflection for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Times: How many times are we to forgive?

THIS WEEK'S REFLECTION from Fr. Bob Warren, SA
Fr. Bob's Reflection for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Gospel opens today with a straight on question from Peter ‑ How many times are we to forgive? It is an interesting question for us all. The question requires us to take stock of ourselves as human beings and as Christians when we hear the question ‑ How many times must I forgive?
We remember more than 9/11 because that day was not a singular act of evil but rather it came on the heels of a spate of other such attacks on planes, ships, Embassies, trains, Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and marketplaces. When we think of all the people whose lives were ended or forever disrupted and they were of all religions and nationalities, it is tempting to rationalize or to categorize such acts in a class of their own, unforgivable.
So if we go by this Gospel, is Christ asking the mother to forgive the drunk driver who killed her child? Is He asking us to forgive every Judas who has ever betrayed us? I would like to make an important observation here; we have to distinguish between crime and sin. You punish crime and you forgive sin. Forgiveness is not condoning, we may forgive without approving of the offense. Forgiving is not forgetting, some wounds are simply unforgettable.
Some years ago, Saint Pope John Paul went to visit Mehmit Ali Agca, the man who tried to assassinate him. He held his hand and forgave him but he did not ask the Italian Government to release him. The Pope forgave the sin within the crime.
Now I would ask you to think is there anyone in your life who will not forgive you? I know a man who is an alcoholic and in his drinking days was abusive to his wife and children. He shamed and embarrassed them, poisoned their minds, turned their hearts and left them with many scars. His children have grown and left home and he went into rehab and is doing well. He has not had a drink in years, he has a great job, he is a good husband but his children, disgusted from years of abuse, want no part of him. Before he dies he is desperate for their forgiveness. They are either unwilling or unable to forgive so what does he do?
What about the people who will not forgive us? The people we may have wounded. We can do one of two things, we can nurse our guilt, turn into ourselves and destroy ourselves or else we can turn to Jesus. When others will not forgive us, Jesus comes in and takes on their identity. He steps into the place of those we have hurt and he tells us ‑ all is forgiven.
When people will not forgive, Jesus will. When people cannot forgive, Jesus will. When people are unable to forgive, Jesus will. Just look at the Gospel, they tell us the Shepherd left ninety‑nine sheep to look for the one or the Gospel of the Prodigal Son when the son repented, the Father went to meet him. He gave him hugs and kisses and said "all is forgiven."
Some of us need to forgive and others need to be forgiven. This is, I suggest, why He invented the sacrament of confession. It is the place Jesus has set up where you and I are reconciled to the Father. It is the one place where we can be reassured during our broken and dying moment that the Lord will come and say "Go in peace, your sins are forgiven. I on behalf of your mother, your brother, your daughter or anyone who will not forgive you, I will forgive."
If you are among those who find it hard to forgive, I would like to repeat the words I left you with last week of Archbishop Tutu of South Africa who lived with apartheid. He said "sometimes the victim has to forgive in order just to live. You cannot carry around resentment forever, sometimes for our own sake, we just have to let go."
Fr. Robert Warren, S.A.
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Yemeni Rights Group Reports Houthi Recruitment of Child Soldiers - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English

Yemeni Rights Group Reports Houthi Recruitment of Child Soldiers - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English

Washington’s Counterproductive 4H Fixation in the Middle East « LobeLog

Washington’s Counterproductive 4H Fixation in the Middle East « LobeLog

How to Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft After Equifax

How to Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft After Equifax

Chimpanzees Adapt to Challenges Better Than US Policymakers on Afghanistan - Sputnik International

Chimpanzees Adapt to Challenges Better Than US Policymakers on Afghanistan - Sputnik International

(99+) Future not bright for the right, nor for left | LinkedIn

(99+) Future not bright for the right, nor for left | LinkedIn

Israel and US open first American military base in Israel - Middle East - Stripes

Israel and US open first American military base in Israel - Middle East - Stripes

Tillerson's State Department Is Adrift, Diplomats Say - NBC News

Tillerson's State Department Is Adrift, Diplomats Say - NBC News

Russia can profit from North Korea’s missile tests

Russia can profit from North Korea’s missile tests

A Radical Rebuke of Barack Obama's Foreign Policy Legacy - The Atlantic

A Radical Rebuke of Barack Obama's Foreign Policy Legacy - The Atlantic

In Fiery UN Speech, Trump Delivers The Far-Right Goods - Defense One

In Fiery UN Speech, Trump Delivers The Far-Right Goods - Defense One

The-Sleeping-Giant-has-Awakened.pdf

The-Sleeping-Giant-has-Awakened.pdf

The Independence Referendum: A Pyrrhic Victory for Barzani | ACW

The Independence Referendum: A Pyrrhic Victory for Barzani | ACW

Anxious world lobbies Trump on Iran nuclear deal - POLITICO

Anxious world lobbies Trump on Iran nuclear deal - POLITICO

Bahrain goes public with shifting stance on Israel

Bahrain goes public with shifting stance on Israel

How Democracies Should Respond to Authoritarian Influence | Foreign Affairs

How Democracies Should Respond to Authoritarian Influence | Foreign Affairs

China to Trump: That speech on North Korea was really unhelpful - The Washington Post

China to Trump: That speech on North Korea was really unhelpful - The Washington Post

U.S. national security endangered by North Korea - Washington Times

U.S. national security endangered by North Korea - Washington Times

Egypt Says It Will Host 'Reorganization' of Libyan Army - The New York Times

Egypt Says It Will Host 'Reorganization' of Libyan Army - The New York Times

Syrians Are Ready to Accept Bashar al-Assad as President | Foreign Policy

Syrians Are Ready to Accept Bashar al-Assad as President | Foreign Policy

The Worst 1st Year of Foreign Policy Ever | Foreign Policy

The Worst 1st Year of Foreign Policy Ever | Foreign Policy

Trump Issues Dire Warning to North Korea in Address to U.N. - WSJ

Trump Issues Dire Warning to North Korea in Address to U.N. - WSJ

What Total Destruction of North Korea Means - The Atlantic

What Total Destruction of North Korea Means - The Atlantic

No, Donald Trump Isn’t Going to War With North Korea | The Report | US News

No, Donald Trump Isn’t Going to War With North Korea | The Report | US News

Steve Bannon’s Bad History - WSJ

Steve Bannon’s Bad History - WSJ

Donald Trump U.N. Speech Is What Kim Jong Un Wanted to Hear | Time.com

Donald Trump U.N. Speech Is What Kim Jong Un Wanted to Hear | Time.com

Twitter suspends 299,000 accounts linked to terrorism in past six months | ZDNet

Twitter suspends 299,000 accounts linked to terrorism in past six months | ZDNet

Equifax lesson: It's time for tougher rules, regulations, fines to combat breaches


Equifax lesson: It's time for tougher rules, regulations, fines to combat breaches

Can oversight and stiff punishments spur enterprises to prioritize cybersecurity and secure their data?

http://www.zdnet.com/article/its-time-for-tougher-rules-regulations-fines-to-stem-breaches/?loc=newsletter_small_thumb&ftag=TRE49e8aa0&bhid=25151283725937532891160407260705

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tomgram: Ann Jones, When Will They Ever Learn? | TomDispatch

Tomgram: Ann Jones, When Will They Ever Learn? | TomDispatch

The Sanders Single-Payer Plan Is No Miracle Cure - The New York Times

The Sanders Single-Payer Plan Is No Miracle Cure - The New York Times

The bipartisan president - The Boston Globe

The bipartisan president - The Boston Globe

What retirees should do in wake of Equifax data breach - MarketWatch

What retirees should do in wake of Equifax data breach - MarketWatch

Climate change might make South Asia uninhabitable by 2100: Study

Climate change might make South Asia uninhabitable by 2100: Study

The Sickness of American Healthcare | naked capitalism

The Sickness of American Healthcare | naked capitalism

It's All to Play for in Syria, and Russia Is Winning | POV | OZY

It's All to Play for in Syria, and Russia Is Winning | POV | OZY

Rand Paul: Unconstitutional Saudi War In Yemen Is Not In Our Interest, And Congress Should Vote


Rand Paul: Unconstitutional Saudi War In Yemen Is Not In Our Interest, And Congress Should Vote


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rand-paul-unconstitutional-saudi-war-in-yemen-is-not_us_59c037f8e4b0f96732cbc872

Monday, September 18, 2017

CRS INSIGHT Resolutions Censuring the President: History and Context, 1 st -114 th Congresses



CRS INSIGHT
Resolutions Censuring the President: History and
Context, 1
st
-114
th
Congresses

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/IN10775.pdf

UNSCR 2375: What Just Happened Here? | 38 North: Informed Analysis of North Korea

UNSCR 2375: What Just Happened Here? | 38 North: Informed Analysis of North Korea

No, We Cannot Shoot Down North Korea’s Missiles - Defense One

No, We Cannot Shoot Down North Korea’s Missiles - Defense One

Inside the new battle against Google

Inside the new battle against Google

The Silicon Valley Backlash Is Heating Up - Bloomberg

The Silicon Valley Backlash Is Heating Up - Bloomberg

The Medicare for All Act of 2017: The Policies | naked capitalism

The Medicare for All Act of 2017: The Policies | naked capitalism

The Medicare for All Act of 2017: The Politics | naked capitalism

The Medicare for All Act of 2017: The Politics | naked capitalism

When Wall Street Owns Main Street — Literally | naked capitalism

When Wall Street Owns Main Street — Literally | naked capitalism

Why I Won’t Vote Unless Things Change - The Globalist

Why I Won’t Vote Unless Things Change - The Globalist

Senate on track to pass $700 billion defense policy bill - The Washington Post

Senate on track to pass $700 billion defense policy bill - The Washington Post

Stephen Kinzer: America’s slow-motion military coup - The Boston Globe

Stephen Kinzer: America’s slow-motion military coup - The Boston Globe

Why Russia Won't Help More on North Korea - The Atlantic

Why Russia Won't Help More on North Korea - The Atlantic

The U.S. Military Can’t Keep Track of Which Missions It’s Fueling in Yemen War







The U.S. Military Can’t Keep Track of Which Missions It’s Fueling in Yemen War

https://theintercept.com/2017/09/18/the-u-s-military-cant-keep-track-of-which-missions-its-fueling-in-yemen-war/





This proves that anyone saying that the U.S. isn't "directly involved" in Saudi Arabia's Yemen war is lying. Even the Pentagon doesn't know the extent of U.S. involvement. 

Therefore,
anyone who says that the Pentagon is complying with the limits of the
2001 AUMF, which, as Senator Corker publicly acknowledged, does not
authorize force against the Houthis, is also lying, because the Pentagon
doesn't know if it is complying or not. And, therefore, anyone who says
that the Pentagon is complying with the Davidson House NDAA
prohibition, is also lying.

(3) Bishop Barron on Gay Marriage & the Breakdown of Moral Argument - YouTube

(3) Bishop Barron on Gay Marriage & the Breakdown of Moral Argument - YouTube

Homosexuality, Gay Marriage, and Holiness

Homosexuality, Gay Marriage, and Holiness



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLrRfwpvERU&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=Ascension+Press&utm_campaign=4515a29ea8-Gay_Marriage_2017_09_14&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e09e12a778-4515a29ea8-351387457&goal=0_e09e12a778-4515a29ea8-351387457&mc_cid=4515a29ea8&mc_eid=2bb902f84a

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Beyond Harvey and Irma Militarizing Homeland Security in the Climate-Change Era

Beyond Harvey and Irma
Militarizing Homeland Security in the Climate-Change Era
By Michael T. Klare
Deployed to the Houston area to assist in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, U.S. military forces hadn’t even completed their assignments when they were hurriedly dispatched to Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to face Irma, the fiercest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. Florida Governor Rick Scott, who had sent members of the state National Guard to devastated Houston, anxiously recalled them while putting in place emergency measures for his own state. A small flotilla of naval vessels, originally sent to waters off Texas, was similarly redirected to the Caribbean, while specialized combat units drawn from as far afield as Colorado, Illinois, and Rhode Island were rushed to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Meanwhile, members of the California National Guard were being mobilized to fight wildfires raging across that state (as across much of the West) during its hottest summer on record.
Think of this as the new face of homeland security: containing the damage to America’s seacoasts, forests, and other vulnerable areas caused by extreme weather events made all the more frequent and destructive thanks to climate change. This is a “war” that won’t have a name -- not yet, not in the Trump era, but it will be no less real for that. “The firepower of the federal government” was being trained on Harvey, as William Brock Long, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), put it in a blunt expression of this warlike approach. But don’t expect any of the military officials involved in such efforts to identify climate change as the source of their new strategic orientation, not while Commander in Chief Donald Trump sits in the Oval Office refusing to acknowledge the reality of global warming or its role in heightening the intensity of major storms; not while he continues to stock his administration, top to bottom, with climate-change deniers.
Click here to read more of this dispatch.http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176327/tomgram%3A_michael_klare%2C_the_new_face_of_%22war%22_at_home/#more

Saudia Arabia Plans Nuclear Energy RFI for 2.8 Gwe | Neutron Bytes

Saudia Arabia Plans Nuclear Energy RFI for 2.8 Gwe | Neutron Bytes

Hillary: The Perfect One - The Globalist

Hillary: The Perfect One - The Globalist

The Unprecedented Reach of China’s Surveillance State | ChinaFile

The Unprecedented Reach of China’s Surveillance State | ChinaFile

Angelus Address: On Forgiveness – ZENIT – English

Angelus Address: On Forgiveness – ZENIT – English

Hamas says ready to hold elections, reconcile with Fatah - France 24

Hamas says ready to hold elections, reconcile with Fatah - France 24

How Nepal Viewed the India-China Border Standoff - The Globalist

How Nepal Viewed the India-China Border Standoff - The Globalist

Digging In for Next Decade, U.S. Expands Kabul Security Zone

Digging In for Next Decade, U.S. Expands Kabul Security Zone

  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/16/world/asia/kabul-green-zone-afghanistan.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

The House That Bibi Built

The House That Bibi Built


http://lobelog.com/the-house-that-bibi-built/

Friday, September 15, 2017

GOP Congressman Sought Trump Deal on WikiLeaks, Russia - WSJ

GOP Congressman Sought Trump Deal on WikiLeaks, Russia - WSJ

US foreign policy: Who is in charge? - CSMonitor.com

US foreign policy: Who is in charge? - CSMonitor.com

Removing Offensive Monuments - The Unz Review

Removing Offensive Monuments - The Unz Review

Removing Offensive Monuments The eyesore presidential libraries

Removing Offensive Monuments
The eyesore presidential libraries

http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/removing-offensive-monuments/

When the U.S. Almost Went to War With North Korea - POLITICO Magazine

When the U.S. Almost Went to War With North Korea - POLITICO Magazine

Hurricane Irma devastates the Caribbean Islands!

CRS Emergency Response
Dear Michele,
Late last week, Hurricane Irma ripped through the Atlantic Ocean before turning north toward the United States. Our own CRS supporters have experienced heartbreak in Texas, Florida and other southeastern states, following Hurricane Harvey and Irma. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.
The Caribbean was also hit hard. As the international humanitarian organization of the Catholic community in the United States, we’re asking for your help in reaching our brothers and sisters in the Caribbean Islands, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

 
Donate Now!
Cuba and other Caribbean islands–especially the Antilles–remain the most affected, with loss of life and “incalculable damage” to homes, schools and crops, according to government reports.
Hispaniola, the island that comprises Haiti on the west and the Dominican Republic on the east, is low lying and flood prone on its northern coast, where some of the poorest people live. Besides losing their homes and livelihoods, many remain without shelter or safe drinking water.
CRS has been on the ground in Hisapniola, with our local partners, providing emergency supplies and helping communities clean up debris in canals to reduce flooding.
We have deployed an emergency team member to the lesser Antilles–the island formation that include Barbuda, Antigua and St. Lucia–where many are still evacuating and need fooc, shelter and water.
In every emergency, generous donors like you have responded: Last year, 200,000 people received help in the first months after Hurricane Matthew.
Today, will you help families affected by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean? Your gifts provide emergency tarps, shelter repair kits, and hygiene and kitchen kits.
CRS has worked in Haiti and the Dominican Republic for more than 50 years. You make our lifesaving relief possible by giving generously.
We could not do this work without you.
Thank you for your continued support.
Peace and light,


Sean L. Callahan
President & CEO
Catholic Relief Services
 
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