I support the Kinder Morgan pipeline

Actually, I’ve only recently looked at the issue. So this is a weak endorsement.

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We have some decades left using Petrotoxins. If you use them, you need to weigh all the alternatives for transport. Is this pipeline actually more dangerous than the alternatives?

I don’t think so.

Opponents, especially First Nations, were not sufficiently consulted. Perhaps not sufficiently compensated.

I’m hoping — in the end — some compromise can be decided. Otherwise we’ll be stuck with worse options.


White cops question black man

St. Louis MO April 19, 2018.

Rule of law is critical to society. I like the police. But I like them better when video is rolling.

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The only other person on the scene when police called over a gentleman, I propped up my camera.

This gentleman did exactly what I would have done. Came directly to the first officer. Sat down immediately as requested.

Police were not aggressive in body language or any other way. Eventually they noticed my camera. Did not seem to care. I suspect most encounters go exactly like this. But are not reported

Oswald Mosley & the British Union of Fascists

Have you heard of this guy?

Oswald Mosley was leader of the British Union of Fascists(BUF). …

Mosley was imprisoned in May 1940 and the BUF was banned. He was released in 1943, and, politically disgraced by his association with fascism, he moved abroad in 1951, spending most of the remainder of his life in Paris …

The BUF was protectionist, strongly anti-communist, strongly anti-zionist and nationalistic to the point of advocating authoritarianism. …

I couldn’t recall hearing of any Brits who supported Hitler and Mussolini.

But they did exist.

your black friend is embarrassed for you

I grew up in a city with very few African Canadians.

I recall the first black kid I met. He became a school hero after a math teacher we disliked was fired for some racist comment.

Later my black friend Dave Green became assistant coach at Altadore. He was mostly embarrassed for me. Dave was cool. I was not. 😀

disclaimer – that’s NOT Dave Green. But he is embarrassed.

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related – 7 things black people want their well-meaning white friends to know.

Catholics supported Hitler’s rise to dictator

Hitler had a minority government in 1933.

The Enabling Act (GermanErmächtigungsgesetz) was a 1933 Weimar Constitution amendment that gave the German Cabinet – in effect, Chancellor Adolf Hitler – the power to enact laws without the involvement of the Reichstag. …

The Enabling Act gave Hitler plenary powers. It followed on the heels of the Reichstag Fire Decree, which abolished most civil liberties …

The combined effect of the two laws was to transform Hitler’s government into a legal dictatorship. …

The Party of Catholics supported it.

Hitler negotiated with the Centre Party‘s chairman, Ludwig Kaas, a Catholic priest, finalising an agreement by 22 March. Kaas agreed to support the Act in exchange for assurances of the Centre Party’s continued existence, the protection of Catholics’ civil and religious liberties, religious schools and the retention of civil servants affiliated with the Centre Party.

As we know, the Catholic Church and Pope Pius XII did not do enough to challenge the Nazis or Mussolini.

Trump is not Hitler … but the Catholics supporting him reminded me of how Evangelical Christians support Trump.

Pastor John Pavlovitz calls out Christians who support Donald Trump:

“… It’s about my disbelief at your sudden tolerance for his infidelity, his cruelty, his intellectual ignorance, his disrespect for the rule of law—things you once claimed you could never abide. …

… my disappointment at your easily manipulated nationalistic fervor; how the God and Guns, America First, Love it or Leave it rhetoric … ”

Trump-Supporting Friend—This Really isn’t About Donald Trump

Jesus would denounce almost everything Trump says and does. I have no respect for any Christian who supports the hateful President.

will Catholic priests ever wed

When I saw this statue in Chile what was my first reaction:

1. Compassionate Church takes care of orphans ??

2. Priests are pedophiles ??

Cases of child sexual abuse by Catholic priestsnuns and members of religious orders, and subsequent cover-ups, in the 20th and 21st centuries have led to numerous allegations, investigations, trials and convictions. …

Clerical celibacy has always been a bad idea.

Many problems would be solved if the Catholic Church (and others) allowed priests to wed.

Pope Francis made headlines across the globe when he suggested he was open to the idea of ordaining married men as a way to alleviate priest shortages in remote areas.

Some raised their eyebrows and took note, whereas other Catholics shrugged, pointing out that paths, although they are narrow, already exist for married men to enter priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church.

Experts say as many as 120 Catholic priests in the U.S. are married. …

Married Catholic priests? There are perhaps 120 in the U.S. already. Here’s how