‘Catholic priests, under a lot of pressure already due to decades of scandal associated with the Catholic Church, received word from their holiest of holies, Pope Benedict XVI, that part of their new job description should be taking The Word to the internet using social media and blogging. In fact, the Pope urged priests to use all of the media tools at their disposal to preach the Gospel, seeking to engage in conversations with people of alternate religions.
‘This latest ”commandment” from Vatican City comes after years of the Catholic Church’s growing web presence, culminating, perhaps, in the Vatican’s online site, The Holy See. Â The site offers the latest sermon from the Pope, information on the Vatican City State, and other nuggets of inside info for all people, whether religious, agnostic, or…backslidden…’
Why you should farm your own food
The Tainting of Europe’s Food
‘Frozen spaghetti and lasagna meals were removed from supermarket shelves this week in the U.K. following the discovery that products advertised as beef actually contained between 60% and 100% horsemeat, reports the BBC. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has ordered all British food companies to test their processed beef products before Feb. 15.
‘The Findus Group, a multinational food business with headquarters in the U.K., came under the spotlight earlier this week when it announced that it had found horsemeat made up the majority — or in some cases, all — of the meat in 11 out of 18 beef lasagna meals. The chief executive of the FSA, Catherine Brown, told the BBC that she believed the contamination was the intentional result of fraud rather than just a mistake…’
If you still believe you know what you’re eating, here’s more
FDA Finally Admits Chicken Meat Contains Cancer-Causing Arsenic
‘After years of sweeping the issue under the rug and hoping no one would notice, the FDA has now finally admitted that chicken meat sold in the USA contains arsenic, a cancer-causing toxic chemical that’s fatal in high doses. But the real story is where this arsenic comes from:It’s added to the chicken feed on purpose!…’
What Chinese women do to dupe relatives
‘For just $50, women in China now have the opportunity to engage an eligible young man to accompany them home for a family visit, according to a report by the BBC. And with Chinese New Year upon us — one of the biggest travel periods of the year, as millions of Chinese head home for the holiday — the services of these gentlemen are in high demand.(MORE: A Marriage Plot: Love and Art in Beijing)
‘“I’m pretty old – I’m almost 30 – but I’m still single,” Ding Na, a young woman from northeast China who lives in Beijing, explained to the BBC. “I’m under a lot of pressure. My sisters and relatives all ask me why I’m not married.”…’
The Central Bank Of The World
Secretely controlling world money
‘An immensely powerful international organization that most people have never even heard of secretly controls the money supply of the entire globe. It is called the Bank for International Settlements, and it is the central bank of central banks. It is located in Basel, Switzerland, but it also has branches in Hong Kong and Mexico City. It is essentially an unelected, unaccountable central bank of the world that has complete immunity from taxation and from national laws…’
This was the first hot day of the year in Manila