Thursday, July 18, 2019

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Berkeley, California eliminates term ‘manhole’ in push to remove gendered language

By Jackie Salo

July 18, 2019 | 2:23pm

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The term “manhole” is being flushed out of a city’s code in an attempt to remove the gendered language.

The ultra-liberal California city of Berkeley approved an ordinance Tuesday to rename the metal discs “maintenance holes” during a push for a gender-neutral code, SF Gate reported.

Other changes include “human effort” in place of manpower; “beneficiaries” instead of heirs; “guards” to replace watchmen; and “humanmade” instead of manmade.

All pronouns will also be changed throughout the city code to “they.”

Gendered professional terms such as “fireman,” “firewoman” and “craftsman” will also be nixed for gender-neutral alternatives.

Council members unanimously approved the ordinance, which is estimated to come at a cost of $600 to taxpayers, Berkleyside reported.

House chaplain prays to cast 'spirits of darkness' from Congress

House chaplain prays to cast 'spirits of darkness' from Congress


Published on Jul 18, 2019

(CNN)You know things are bad in Congress when the chaplain's morning prayer on the House floor sounds like an exorcism. On Thursday, the Rev. Patrick Conroy told members of Congress it has been a "difficult and contentious week in which darker spirits seem to have been at play in the people's house.""In Your most holy name, I now cast out all spirits of darkness from this chamber, spirits not from You," continued Conroy, a Jesuit priest who has been chaplain of the House of Representatives since 2011. As he prayed, Conroy closed his eyes and raised his hands in supplication. At times, Conroy's prayer sounded strikingly similar to the Catholic Church's old Rite of Exorcism, in which a priest cast "unclean spirits" from a possessed person. (The rite was revised in 1999.)In a brief interview afterward, Conroy said the echo was intentional. But he added that his prayer, which he wrote himself, was more inspired by traditional blessings for homes or other buildings. "Anoint your servants here in the House with a healing balm to comfort and renew the souls of all in this assembly," Conroy prayed. "May your spirit of wisdom and patience descend upon all do that any spirit of darkness might have no place in our midst." The idea for the prayer came to him, the chaplain said, after Tuesday's contentious House vote to condemn as racist President Donald Trump's tweets telling four Democrat congresswomen to "go back" to their home countries. Three were born in the United States, the fourth is a naturalized citizen. "I was on the House floor on Tuesday," Conroy told CNN, "and to me, it felt different than other days. It felt like there was something going on beyond just political disagreement. The energy of the House was very off. No one was relishing what was happening."Thursday wasn't the first time Conroy has prayed for peace amid congressional squabbles. "At the end of a contentious week, let Your spirit of peace descend upon this place and those who work here," he prayed on June 29. But while Conroy often invokes God to provide wisdom and aid to House members, he rarely mentions the darker side of the supernatural. "If you are a person of faith," Conroy told CNN on Thursday, "ultimately everything in our lives, our communities and our culture is a battle between darker spirits and our better angels." Conroy's term was approved by the House in January, less than a year after he was briefly ousted in a controversial move by then-Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. On Thursday, the 68-year-old Jesuit priest said his prayer was intentionally non-partisan. "You heard it, I wasn't picking sides," he said. "That's ultimately the goal every day. I want every member of the House to be able to say 'amen.' I'm praying for our better angels."


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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks about the Green New Deal in Washington, D.C., on May 13. She has shined a spotlight on a once-obscure brand of economics known as "Modern Monetary Theory."Cliff Owen/AP

When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rolled out her "Green New Deal," calling for clean energy and guaranteed jobs, one of the first questions she got was: How do you plan to pay for it?

The New York Democrat argued that ambitious programs can easily be financed through deficit spending.

"I think the first thing that we need to do is kind of break the mistaken idea that taxes pay for 100% of government expenditure," Ocasio-Cortez told NPR's Morning Edition in February.

In doing so, she shined a spotlight on a once-obscure brand of economics known as "Modern Monetary Theory,"or MMT.

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"There was something of an Oprah effect when she did that," said economist Stephanie Kelton of Stony Brook University. "People immediately probably started Googling 'Modern Monetary Theory' to find out what she was referring to."

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Al Green Files Articles Of Impeachment Again

Green files articles of impeachment against Trump, setting up floor vote

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(D-Texas) filed articles of impeachment against President Trump on Tuesday under a process that will force a House floor vote by the end of this week.

Green introduced his articles of impeachment after the House passed a resolution largely along party lines condemning Trump for suggesting that four progressive freshman congresswomen of color — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ayanna Pressley (Mass.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) — "go back" to their countries.

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Democratic congresswomen dismiss Trump's "blatantly racist attack" as a distraction


UPDATED ON: JULY 15, 2019 / 6:16 PM / CBS NEWS

Washington — Standing side by side, the four Democratic congresswomen of color who were targeted in a racist tirade by President Trump that elicited widespread condemnation mounted a vigorous defense of their progressive agendas and tried to downplay the commander-in-chief's controversial comments, which they said were just the latest episode of a pattern of bigoted and divisive rhetoric.

In a news conference at the Capitol on Monday afternoon, Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts said the president's remarks were part of an effort to pit Americans against each other.

"He would love nothing more than to divide our country based on race, religion, gender, orientation or immigration status, because this is the only way he knows he can prevent the solidarity of us working together," Omar said.

Omar noted that Mr. Trump has made divisive, sexist and racist statements both as president and during his campaign. She said it was "complete hypocrisy" for the president to say critics of his policies should leave the country.

"When people say, 'If you say a negative thing about the policies in this country, you hate this country,' to me it sort of speaks to the hypocrisy," Omar said. "When this president ran and until today, he talked about everything that was wrong in this country and how he was going to make it great. And so for him to condemn us and to say we are un-American for wanting to work hard to make this country be the country we all deserve to live in, it's complete hypocrisy."

Pastor John Hagee: Secularizing of America will lead to 'heartache and chaos'

Published July 14, 2019
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Figures in government and media are trying to secularize American culture, which will lead the country away from its founding Judeo-Christian principles, according to Pastor John Hagee.

When the Pilgrims landed in today's New England, they made a promise to God that what became the United States would be a righteous nation based on morality, Hagee said in an interview airing Sunday on "Life, Liberty and Levin."


The relative lack of focus on Evangelicals by the media is, "indicative of the fact that America is slipping from its moral foundations of faith and Bible principles into secularism," the pastor said. "The further into secularism you go, the further away from the Word of God you go."

"And when you're away from the Word of God, you are away from God," Hagee went on. "So, they're out there swimming in an ocean of their own ego -- their opinions, their secular humanist concepts."

Hagee, founder and senior pastor at Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, claimed that what he sees as the shift from righteous leadership toward secularism will destroy the vision of the Founding Fathers.

"It will produce nothing but heartache and chaos because the real principles of society -- the real principles of this nation -- are still in the Word of God," he said.

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Vatican mystery over missing girl deepens as bones are found


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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 10, 2019 filer, a view of the cemetery of the Pontifical Teutonic College at the Vatican. The mystery over the 1983 disappearance of the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee has taken yet another twist following excavations this week at a Vatican City cemetery. The Vatican said Saturday it had discovered two sets of bones under a stone slab. An official says the area was immediately sealed off and would be opened in the presence of forensic experts on July 20.

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — The mystery of the 1983 disappearance of the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee took yet another twist Saturday following excavations this week at a Vatican City cemetery. The Vatican said it had discovered two sets of bones under a stone slab that will be formally opened next week.

The new discovery came after Vatican on Thursday pried open the tombs of two 19th-century German princesses in the cemetery of the Pontifical Teutonic College in hopes of finding the remains of Emanuela Orlandi.

Orlandi's family had received a tip that she might be buried there. But the tombs turned out to be empty, creating yet another mystery about where the dead princesses were.

The Vatican vowed to keep investigating and noted that any bones in the tombs might have been displaced during structural work carried out on both the college building and a cemetery near St. Peter's Basilica in the 1800s and in more recent decades.

On Saturday, Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti said further searches had centered on the areas adjoining the princesses' tombs. He said investigators had located two ossuaries, or sets of bones, under a stone slab manhole covering inside the Teutonic college itself.

He said the area was immediately sealed off and would be opened in the presence of forensic experts on July 20.

Gisotti added that the bones were found in two holes carved out of a large stone that was covered by an old pavement stone a few meters (yards) behind the princesses' tombs. That area is now technically inside a building of the Teutonic College, after expansion work on the building encroached onto the cemetery field.

The last recorded structural work done on the building and the cemetery was in the 1960s and 1970s. Orlandi disappeared in 1983.

She vanished after leaving her family's Vatican City apartment to go to a music lesson in Rome. Her father was a lay employee of the Holy See.

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