Sunday, June 17, 2012

Selected Quotes - Charles Darwin

A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others.


In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.



Sharing a Smoke in the Park - 1925 - Philly

Father’s Day theme, it only occurred to me this morning that the boys in the above photo were of an age to match my late father when this photo was taken.  It also fits in the hanging on the street corner theme I believe even if it is in a mini-park. 

The smoking end of the photo reminds me of my dad’s lifetime two pack a day habit of Lucky Strikes.  Of note I can remember being four or five and going down to the corner grocery store in the late fifties with $.26 to buy him a pack of cigarettes and they did not card me. Ha Ha.

On the fashion theme I see these young men in the photo are wearing short pants or knickers. I don’t know which term was correct in Philly at the time.  The short pants were I believe a carryover of when men wore breeches as in the case of George Washington etc.

Also of note, I see one of the boys wearing a sleeve garter.  I can remember my dad mentioning that in the old days, the white shirts were wool and would shrink with every washing. So shirts were bought with many sizes too large to accommodate long term wear before  passing them along as a hand me down to a younger sibling or cousin (recycling) and the sleeve garters helped to keep your cuffs from going down to your knees.  Then again, when sleeves got too short or too tight, there were always scissors and short sleeve shirts. 


Happy Father’s Day Ray Gricar – Penn (Pedo) State – MIA April 2005

Ray Gricar - Penn Pedo State Victim? - MIA April 2005

Our heartfelt prayers and wishes go out to Ray's family on this Father's Day. Ray, one of the probably silenced victims of the Penn (Pedo) State Child Trafficking Ring Scandal, with a tiny slice of the total crimes now being prosecuted in the Jerry Sandusky Pervert Trial in PennSoilvania. …
(...missing April 15, 2005, declared legally dead July 25, 2011) was an American attorney who served as the district attorney of Centre County, Pennsylvania, from 1985–2005. On April 15, 2005, Gricar went missing under mysterious circumstances and has not been heard from since… 
After the revelations about the Penn State sex abuse scandal in which it was revealed that Gricar had declined to prosecute Jerry Sandusky, the well-known forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht said that "I believe that his disappearance is almost certainly related to this Penn State debacle."

Happy Father's Day Pedo State Admin and Joe Paterno in Hell

On this Father’s Day, Penn State should be ashamed

Posted on June 17, 2012

This is supposed to be a day when we honor the men who take care of their children, the men who nurture and teach their kids the difference between right and wrong and shelter and protect them from the evil and ugliness of the outside world.

But on this Father’s Day, the most important story in sports is about a man and a football program that are the antithesis of what this day represents. Jerry Sandusky and Penn State University not only failed to protect hopeless, helpless children, Sandusky stands accused of sexually abusing them and Penn State of shamefully turning a blind eye to it.
One after another, the alleged victims took the witness stand in recent days and tragically provided the sad, searing, grim, grotesque testimony of how Sandusky raped them — anally, orally, spiritually and psychologically. In all, Sandusky is on trial for 52 criminal counts of sexual abuse involving 10 alleged victims during a 15-year period.
If you haven’t already lost all respect for Penn State, its administration and its iconic former coach Joe Paterno, I suggest you read the gut-wrenching, stomach-turning accounts of what Sandusky allegedly did to these young boys.
Essentially, according to prosecutors, Sandusky started his Second Mile charity for troubled youths and set himself up as a father figure for lost boys from broken homes who desperately needed a male role model in their lives. Sandusky was the man who pretended to be their sworn protector but instead turned out to be their sexual predator.
One skinny 18-year-old, identified as Victim 9, took the stand and told his sad, sickening story. He grew up in a trailer park; his mother worked in a pub, and his father was who knows where. He was typical of the type of kid Sandusky’s charity was supposed to rescue.
He testified that when he was younger, his mother kept sending him to Sandusky’s house because she thought he needed a father figure in his life. Little did she know that while her son slept in the basement of Sandusky’s home, the former Penn State assistant coach allegedly forced him into oral and anal sex.
The kid was 12 years old and weighed just 67 pounds then. He testified that he would sometimes scream, but nobody could hear him. He would sometimes resist, but nobody could help him.
“There was no fighting against him,” Victim 9 told the jury. “Look at him. He’s a big guy. He’s way bigger than me. What was I supposed to do?”
The saddest part of all is that this could have been stopped long ago if Paterno and Penn State had done something when they first learned Sandusky might be abusing boys. Former Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary testified that he told Paterno and other Penn State officials about an incident in 2001 when he walked into the Penn State locker room and saw Sandusky having sex in the shower with a prepubescent boy. “In hindsight,” Paterno told The Washington Post before he died a few months ago, “I wish I had done more.”
Paterno, of course, did nothing except tell his athletic director, who then proceeded to also do nothing. Sandusky, even though he mysteriously resigned as Paterno’s defensive coordinator years ago, was even allowed to keep an office in the athletic complex until police started investigating him last year.
And what we have now is the most disgusting, despicable scandal in the history of college athletics, the college-football equivalent of the Catholic Church for decades covering up for clergymen who were sexually abusing children.
How could this ever happen?
How could this possibly be?
Aren’t college-football coaches such as Paterno and Sandusky supposed to be the ultimate father figures?
But on this day, Sandusky stands accused of raping young boys, while Paterno and his superiors are all accomplices.


Cardinal Dolan’s Decimation of Irish Seminary in Rome Goes Ignored In American Media

The Laughing Cow Prince Bishop of New York City

The American Main Stream Media are no doubt waiting like a bunch of hungry hounds for gifts and PR handouts of boxes of Cuban Cigars and cases of Jameson Whiskey to keep writing good things about the laughing cow Prince Bishop of New York City.  All you need to succeed in Benedict’s vengeful retaliatory gestures to the Irish Politicians who hate him and want him in a docket at the world court for crimes against humanity for his decades of support and cover up of clerical child abuse is send in a drunk fat stooge with a smile and a free pass from the world press to install a new set of no doubt hand picked closeted homosexual stooges, hand picked by Ratzinger and Bertone themselves, to run the Irish Seminary in Rome and all is right with the world.
MSM enablers of RC world wide child abuse for decades.  MSM enabling of decimation of the Irish Seminary in Rome. Same thing.
Irish Archbishops slam Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s report on Rome Irish college 
Cardinal Timothy Dolan has been attacked by four Irish archbishops for a misleading report which had led to major changes at the Irish College in Rome. 
The Irish Times reports that the four archbishops are heavily critical of Cardinal Dolan’s role in a visitation and review of the College ordered by the Pope. 
The four archbishops, Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh; the Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Diarmuid Martin; the Archbishop of Tuam, Dr Michael Neary, and the Archbishop of Cashel, Dr Dermot Clifford, were sent a copy of the visitation report by the Vatican. 
They say Cardinal Dolan’s report, which has resulted in the college hierarchy being sent back to Ireland and may see it close down, is riddled with errors.Under orders from Pope Benedict, Cardinal Dolan led a root and branch review of all structures and processes at the famous Irish seminary in the Vatican. 
His report expressed concern about ‘the atmosphere, structure, staffing and guiding philosophy of the Irish College in Rome’. 
But now four of Ireland’s leading clerics have hit out at the report.In a statement to the Irish Times, they said: “As part of the process involved in the visitation to the Irish College, Rome, the trustees were given an initial report by the Holy See. 
“This initial report contained some serious errors of fact, including named individuals. Attentive to the importance of applying due process, and respecting the rights of those named in this initial report, the trustees made a detailed and considered response to the Holy See.” 
Cardinal Dolan was still an Archbishop when he led the apostolic visitation to the Irish College in Rome last year. 
He was assisted in the visitation report by the then Archbishop of Baltimore in the US and now Cardinal Edwin O’Brien, Msgr Francis Kelly of the Northern American College in Rome and others.