Tuesday, December 20, 2011

We want our Future back...America! * - Zuccotti Park - Zero Liberty Plaza

I've seen it all - 911 - OWS - the future. ("business dude")

* Historic footnote - stanchaz commented on the blog post Live Blog for #Occupy Movement: Day 59, Occupy Wall Street Camp is Gone - FDL 2011-11-15 09:55:20

They came like thieves in the night…Bloomberg’s Blue Shirts. They robbed us of our rights, and our possessions…while preventing reporters from reporting on the scene. No free press…no free speech. Welcome to NYC. Bloomberg, the self-proclaimed number one defender of free speech (pause for gagging), said in no uncertain terms: “yes, you have the right…..the right to remain silent. So just shut up, and obey”. But this is only the beginning dear Mayor .0001%., not the end. This WILL be your legacy- of repression. But you will NOT succeed. These mayors, governors, city councils, police chiefs, and street cops of America need to realize that it is NOT UP TO THEM whether or not Americans peaceably gather, protest, discuss, or demonstrate. It’s up to a document called the US CONSTITUTION. You can beat us and arrest us and tear-gas us, you can try to “permit” us to death….but you can’t kill an idea. You can’t keep down a people’s hopes and dreams for a better life….for us, and for our kids. America USED to work. The people had work. The system worked (sort of). Hey, EVEN the Congress used to work (sometimes). God knows, it was far, far, far from perfect -but at least we all had some share in the struggles AND the rewards. But somewhere along the way, we lost our way. Because now we have an economy and a political system that seems to work only for the rich. With OWS America has found it’s voice, and that voice demands fairness and justice – for ALL. This land IS our land! AND WE WANT IT BACK! We want our LIVES back! We want our FUTURE back! But it’s much more than just words…. it’s much more than politics….. it’s your freakin’ LIFE, and how you want to live it, and how you WILL live it. Find a quiet place somewhere, and consider this: Each of us has only one brief life….one chance….one roll of the dice….and many choices. The time has come to choose….to risk…and to act. If not now…then when? If not you, then….who? You DO have the power my friend….and the choice IS yours. Don’t let your dreams die….


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Pope Benedict III – Papal Testicle Testing Chair – Pope Joan the First, a woman

What?  This is history.  Urban Legend – Rome – based on fact?  Over a thousand years old.
There is very little known about the reign of Pope Benedict III except that clerics were generally satisfied with his testicles. Upon his coronation in 855 AD God’s chosen messenger on Earth sat in a special chair resembling an ancient commode while the Holy See checked to make sure that the papacy was indeed infallible… 
Two reliable clerics touched his testicles; witnesses who presented legal evidence of his maleness…At this the priest and the people responded, “Deo gratius” [Thanks be to God]

They keep denying that there ever was a female Pope in the RC Church.  The above device was used for centuries to make certain that all popes had the right stuff, but only after Pope Joan the First’s brief reign in the ninth century C.E..

I finally got to see the flick Pope Joan about the first woman pope circa 850 C.E..

They were showing it on the Reelz cable channel.  I liked the historic sets and costumes especially around the old St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.  Script was a bit disappointing and considering the subject matter, it was a good period piece and not a so-called chick flick.

Joan is the daughter of an abusive priest (yes, they did marry back then) and a loving caring mother who points her daughter in the direction of an education in Latin and such and that leads the heroine all the way to the Chair of Peter in Rome with much grit along the way.  

John Goodman (he stole the show) is her mentor good pope before they poison, John Paul One him, get him out of the picture for fun, power and profit.

Pope Joan film sparks Roman Catholic Church row

Pope Joan I – First Woman Pope