Reports: Pope may cancel U.K. visit – (United Press International) UPI.com
VATICAN CITY, April 25 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI may cancel a planned visit to Britain after a memo by government workers mocked him and criticized the Catholic Church, published reports say.
The Daily Telegraph and The Times of London Online cited Vatican sources saying the memo prompted the pope to consider scuttling the trip, scheduled for Sept. 16-19. The memo, titled "The Ideal Visit," was written by junior Foreign Office workers after a brainstorming session on ways to welcome the pontiff, the office said. Read more - (United Press International) UPI.com
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You can fool some of the people all of the time,
all of the people some of the time,
you can not fool all of the people all of the time.
Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of US (1809 - 1865)
The Bush White House:
How Covering the Beat has Changed
UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
First Aired: 10/27/2003 - 58 minutes
Abstract: This event took place on September 30, 2003
in Zellerbach Hall at UC Berkeley.
Helen Thomas - Hearst newspaper columnist, United Press International and White House bureau chief for 57 years.
Daniel Schorr - Veteran reporter-commentator, senior news analyst for NPR.
Scott Lindlaw White - House Correspondent, The Associated Press.
Moderated by: - Orville Schell, Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley.
New World of Communication - Lost Credibility
11:50 … [Helen], How does one really report in an administration that is in effect is dedicated to giving relatively little out and to spinning what it does give out? Orville Schell
Will I think that it is very difficult, especially when everything they have said practically, now, in terms of a preemptive war evading Iraq without provocation. Everything has come home to roost so quickly, because this is a new world of communication. Everyone is wired. Everyone is on camera. And it is very little room, running room for really being that deceptive. Helen Thomas --- Photo Time
Accountability - Getting the Truth,
Root Causes of 911?
15:27… It is very clear that this administration did not want to the root causes of terrorism. What is terrorism? Why? We were the most beloved. We had a halo. We were on a pedestal. And then all of a sudden we are hated. And no one wants to find out why? The president has tried to kill major investigations of getting to the root causes of this – Bin Laden, the whole phenomena. There is something ongoing now but it is very slow mail. To get to the truth, I mean how can you solve a problem unless you know the cause. Helen Thomas
The Bush White House: How Covering the Beat has Changed – video
Kids Are Being Hurt!!!
“Someday, maybe, there will exist a well-informed, well considered and yet fervent public conviction that the most deadly of all possible sins is the mutilation of a child’s spirit.” Erik Erikson
…whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18:6
Protect children and the entire world will be safe.
Important note: No disrespect meant to Pope Benedict XVI or the hierarchy, the one and only concern is the safety and well-being of children.
Kids Are Being Hurt!!!