- New York City to shut down transit system ahead of hurricane Sandy – The Guardian (guardian.co.uk)
- Millions across East Coast brace for ‘Superstorm’ Sandy, while transit systems … – Fox News (foxnews.com)
- New poll shows Romney, Obama appear tied in Ohio – Fox News (foxnews.com)
- Tsunami threat in Hawaii downgraded to advisory – USA TODAY (usatoday.com)
- McDonnell on Hurricane Sandy: ‘This is going to be a long haul’ – Washington Post (washingtonpost.com)
Note to My Relatives’s Family that Lives on Lake Michigan
Waves on Lake Michigan can get from 20-25 ft waves, and Wind Gusts 55+ MPH.
Sandy was headed north from the Caribbean to meet a winter storm and a cold front, plus high tides from a full moon, and experts said the rare hybrid storm that results will cause havoc over 800 miles from the East Coast to the Great Lakes.
The danger was hardly limited to coastal areas. Forecasters were far more worried about inland flooding from storm surge than they were about winds. Rains could saturate the ground, causing trees to topple into power lines, utility officials said, warning residents to prepare for several days at home without power.
“This is the biggest thing I’ve ever covered in my entire career, and it’s certainly going to cover a lot of real estate before it’s done.”Jim Cantore, The Weather Channel
- Weather Blog: First Snowflakes And Hurricane Sandy Update (wisn.com)
- Hurricane Sandy grounds thousands of flights (seattletimes.com)
- Hurricane Sandy Flight Cancellations: Over 3,000 Flights Canceled Due To Storm (huffingtonpost.com)
- Hurricane Sandy grounds thousands of flights (jsonline.com)
- Sandy could bring winter weather to Ontario (metronews.ca)
Libertarian Party Platform: ~> http://www.lp.org/platform
Here are the first 4 Libertarian Views; I disagree with. [I did not read the rest].
1.1 Expression and Communication
We support full freedom of expression and oppose government censorship, regulation or control of communications media and technology. We favor the freedom to engage in or abstain from any religious activities that do not violate the rights of others. We oppose government actions which either aid or attack any religion.
1.2 Personal Privacy
Libertarians support the rights recognized by the Fourth Amendment to be secure in our persons, homes, and property. Protection from unreasonable search and seizure should include records held by third parties, such as email, medical, and library records. Only actions that infringe on the rights of others can properly be termed crimes. We favor the repeal of all laws creating “crimes” without victims, such as the use of drugs for medicinal or recreational purposes.
1.3 Personal Relationships
Sexual orientation, preference, gender, or gender identity should have no impact on the government’s treatment of individuals, such as in current marriage, child custody, adoption, immigration or military service laws. Government does not have the authority to define, license or restrict personal relationships. Consenting adults should be free to choose their own sexual practices and personal relationships.
Recognizing that abortion is a sensitive issue and that people can hold good-faith views on all sides, we believe that government should be kept out of the matter, leaving the question to each person for their conscientious consideration.
My Two Cents Worth
- Regarding 1.1 of the Libertarian’s Platform: I strongly disagree with 1.1 because I DO BELIEVE IN CENSORSHIP. Porn should be made illegal again.
- Regarding 1.2 of the Libertarian’s Platform: I strongly disagree with 1.2 because whatever legal or illegal drugs you take, affects all of us. [With as many injuries I've had --- and meds prescribed --- how well I know this lesson]. Use Prudential Judgment in all areas, of your life. Stay home, if you have to take a prescribed med and you are not sure of it’s affects on you or forego taking it. That’s my best advice. Take it or leave it.
- Regarding 1.3 of the Libertarian Platform: I strongly disagree with 1.3 because I think Homosexuality is a sin and a mental illness. Kids need to be protected from Sexual Predators. And, soldiers do not need the disorder of homosexuality counted as order. Because it is not orderly, it is not normal and it has no place in the Military. Soldiers shouldn’t have to worry about the enemy on the opposite side and the enemy within their ranks; or in their out-of-order military officer drunk on abusing their power or authority with Obama’s No Rules Whatsoever in the Military now. Bestiality and Homosexuality is now legal in the Military. I STRONGLY DETEST THIS. Out law it now! I disagree with Libertarians’ influence on relaxing our laws. Laws must build from Divine Law and Natural Law.
- Abortion is Murder of An Unborn Human already viable since Conception. For Libertarians who keep out of the Abortion Issue in Our Public Debates and Laws is to Give-Up Defending Human Life of the Most Vulnerable Members of Our Society – Those Holy Innocents who are in most danger of being murdered, by their mother’s consent and their doctor’s complicity. Libertarian Views result in more abortions, due to their heads being in the sand. Not to decide to defend human life, is to decide in favor of the Serious Sin of Ommission. Hardline Informed Libertarians are ommissive in defending ALL HUMAN LIFE – especially the MOST VULNERABLE AMONGST US. [I VOTE PRO-LIFE!]
This is enough information – for those of you who are Catholic and Libertarian to Re-think your Party Preference. Put it on your To-Read-List before Mistakenly Voting Against Your Catholic Faith.
WE MUST BE INFORMED VOTERS.
Now, I just have to find my Absentee Ballot. “Saint Anthony – Find.” [He's Patron Saint of Lost Items]. I am going to be an “Elections Officer on Elections Day.” I am going into the City Hall this week and “practice.” I pray to God that I do well.
I did not know the Libertarian’s Party Platform until today. Now, I know. And I won’t soon forget it. You cannot be Catholic and Libertarian. It’s an Oxymoron. Of course, if you’re like me, and did not know their Party’s Platform until today, then it is not a sin. Now that you know, you must give your “Assent of your Mind, to the Mind of Christ and His Catholic Church“ and do not vote for any Libertarian Candidate for any Political Office.
St. Jude, glorious apostle, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor has caused you to be forgotten by many. But the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of difficult and desperate cases. Pray for me who am so miserable. Make use, I implore you, of that particular privilege accorded to you to bring visible and speedy help where help was almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly — (here make your request) — and that I may praise God with you and all the elect throughout all eternity.
I promise you, 0 blessed JUDE, to be ever mindful of this great favor. I will honor you as my special and powerful patron and encourage devotion to you.
St. Jude, pray for us and for all who honor and invoke your aid.
(October 28th is the Feast Day of Ss Simon and Jude) However, on a Sunday, we do not honor them at Mass. We worship Christ the Lord.)
- Carissimi: Today’s Mass; SS Simon & Jude, Apostles (frjeromeosjv.wordpress.com)
- Desperate Times Call for the Saint of Desperate Cases (catholicexchange.com)
- St. Jude Novena/ Story. (parchment9.wordpress.com)
- Thank you, St.Jude (prayerstostjude.wordpress.com)
- Sunday (October 28): “Go your way; your faith has saved you.” (shechina.wordpress.com)