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Video: Meet Scott Prouty The Bartender Who Secretly Videoed Mitt Romney Talking About The 47%

March 13, 2013 MSNBC News scott prouty,prouty,47%,video,bartender,interview,mitt,romney,2012,election,jimmy,carter,james,politics,news, (Meet Scott Prouty The Man Who Secretly Videoed Mitt Romney Talking About...:
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He was a bartender....and wasn't he related to former President Carter??


What Romney said was the truth, as at least 47% are on welfare and rather collect entitlements, but the liberal media bashed him because Obama would rather divide and play class warfare games than cut spending and balance a budget.

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Obama to Nominate Sharia Supporter, Illegal Immigrant Advocate as Labor Secretary-No surprise

Obama to Nominate Sharia Supporter, Illegal Immigrant Advocate as Labor Secretary-No surprise | Littlebytesnews Current Events |
President Obama reportedly intends to nominate in-your-face radical leftist lawyer Thomas Perez as his next Secretary of Labor.
Now an assistant attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice, Perez is a former top aide to the late Sen.
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Not surprising...his new cabinet reaffirms his political leanings and ideology take priority over the country.

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MARATHON STANDOFF: 'No Rush' to Raid Hideout Of Suspected Killer of 4

MARATHON STANDOFF: 'No Rush' to Raid Hideout Of Suspected Killer of 4 | Littlebytesnews Current Events |
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California Seizes Guns Without A Warrant as Owners Lose Right to Keep Arms

California Seizes Guns Without A Warrant as Owners Lose Right to Keep Arms | Littlebytesnews Current Events |
By Michael B. Marois & James


Wearing bulletproof vests and carrying 40-caliber Glock pistols, nine California Justice Department agents assembled outside a ranch-style house in a suburb east of Los Angeles. They were looking for a gun owner who’d recently spent two days in a mental hospital.

They knocked on the door and asked to come in. About 45 minutes later, they came away peacefully with three firearms.
California is the only state that tracks and disarms people with legally registered guns who have lost the right to own them, according to Attorney General Kamala Harris. Almost 20,000 gun owners in the state are prohibited from possessing firearms, including convicted felons, those under a domestic violence restraining order or deemed mentally unstable.
“What do we do about the guns that are already in the hands of persons who, by law, are considered too dangerous to possess them?” Harris said in a letter to Vice President Joe Biden after a Connecticut school shooting in December left 26 dead. She recommended that Biden, heading a White House review of gun policy, consider California as a national model.
As many as 200,000 people nationwide may no longer be qualified to own firearms, according to Garen Wintemute, director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California, Davis. Other states may lack confiscation programs because they don’t track purchases as closely as California, which requires most weapons sales go through a licensed dealer and be reported.

“Very, very few states have an archive of firearm owners like we have,” said Wintemute, who helped set up the program.
Funding Increase
Harris, a 48-year-old Democrat, has asked California lawmakers to more than double the number of agents from the current 33. They seized about 2,000 weapons last year. Agents also took 117,000 rounds of ammunition and 11,000 high-capacity magazines, according to state data.
“We’re not contacting anybody who can legally own a gun,” said John Marsh, a supervising agent who coordinates the sometimes-contentious seizures. “I got called the Antichrist the other day. Every conspiracy theory you’ve heard of, take that times 10.”
The no-gun list is compiled by cross-referencing files on almost 1 million handgun and assault-weapon owners with databases of new criminal records and involuntary mental-health commitments. About 15 to 20 names are added each day, according to the attorney general’s office.

Probable Cause
Merely being in a database of registered gun owners and having a “disqualifying event,” such as a felony conviction or restraining order, isn’t sufficient evidence for a search warrant, Marsh said March 5 during raids in San Bernardino County. So the agents often must talk their way into a residence to look for weapons, he said.
At a house in Fontana, agents were looking for a gun owner with a criminal history of a sex offense, pimping, according to the attorney general’s office. Marsh said that while the woman appeared to be home, they got no answer at the door. Without a warrant, the agents couldn’t enter and had to leave empty- handed.
They had better luck in nearby Upland, where they seized three guns from the home of Lynette Phillips, 48, who’d been hospitalized for mental illness, and her husband, David. One gun was registered to her, two to him.

“The prohibited person can’t have access to a firearm,” regardless of who the registered owner is, said Michelle Gregory, a spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office.
Involuntarily Held
In an interview as agents inventoried the guns, Lynette Phillips said that while she’d been held involuntarily in a mental hospital in December, the nurse who admitted her had exaggerated the magnitude of her condition.
Todd Smith, chief executive officer of Aurora Charter Oak Hospital in Covina, where documents provided by Phillips show she was treated, didn’t respond to telephone and e-mail requests for comment on the circumstances of the treatment.
Phillips said her husband used the guns for recreation. She didn’t blame the attorney general’s agents for taking the guns based on the information they had, she said.
“I do feel I have every right to purchase a gun,” Phillips said. “I’m not a threat. We’re law-abiding citizens.”
No one was arrested. Most seized weapons are destroyed, Gregory said.

“It’s not unusual to not arrest a mental-health person because every county in the state handles those particular cases differently,” Gregory said by e-mail. “Unless there’s an extenuating need to arrest them on the spot, we refer the case” to the local district attorney’s office, she said.
Convicted Felons
Agents more often arrest convicted felons who are prohibited from buying, receiving, owning or possessing a firearm, Gregory said. Violation of the ban is itself a felony.
The state Senate agreed March 7 to expand the seizure program using $24 million in surplus funds from fees that gun dealers charge buyers for background checks.

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When the agents left they were carrying all three of the guns owned by Lynette and her husband.

In California it is now perfectly legal for law enforcement to pull such stunts. Lynette, although she was legally entitled to buy a firearm at the time of the purchase, had been designated as a "prohibited person" by the state of California only because she had spend two days in a mental health facility.

Further, merely due to the fact that he is married to a prohibited person, David Phillips had both of his guns, which he owns legally, seized.

At present California is the only state in the nation that monitors gun owners to the point of designated them as "prohibited persons" for merely being given medical treatment at a mental health facility.

But the husband of the patient, David Phillips, is not a prohibited person. Yet his firearms were confiscated anyway.


While I agree with federal law which bans felons and those with mental illness from owning guns. I don't think the way this was handled was legal, and it violates the rights of the husband who has never had any mental health treatment. I also don't think someone who was in a mental hospital for two days of treatment qualifies as someone who is criminally insane or potentially psychotic and going to be the next Adam Lanza or mass killer. 

However, while they are going into private homes confiscated weapons of people who have not committed any crimes, we have a federal government releasing known convicts and illegal aliens on our streets by the thousands through DHS and CA has a long list of known criminals, mostly sex offenders, who have become lost in the system and should not own guns. ;




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Investigators Uncover Kim Jung-Un’s Slush Funds – Worth Billions

While his people are starving Kim Jung-Un has socked away billions of dollars in secret accounts. South Korea and US investigation turned up as much as $5 billion in slush funds owned by North Korean dictator Kim Jung-Un.
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How will this change anything?? NK will still continue to threaten the US and SK and will continue to test nuclear missile capabilities, sanctions aren't working and never worked and soon Iran will be a nuclear power with the help of NK. 

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Obama's War On Women: All 18 Year Old Women Will Now Have To Register For The Draft--Does That Exclude His Daughters?

Obama's War On Women: All 18 Year Old Women Will Now Have To Register For The Draft--Does That Exclude His Daughters? | Littlebytesnews Current Events |
According to this story from Phyllis Schlafly on the Eagle Forum, for the first time in  America's history, all 18 year old women will be required to register for the draft. Soon, women who are still in high school and their first year of...
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Will his daughters be expected to comply?? It's bad enough we are losing our men in a war that needs to end, but now he wants us to lose women in war? Is this part of the liberal plan for population control?? Kill off all the women, promote homosexuality and abortion and lessen procreation and the continuation of the human species??

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Video: The "Wasn't Me" President--Carney Contradicts Obama's Claim On Cancelling WH Tours

The “Wasn’t Me” President

Hey Barack man, come on man. Let me in man.
Uh, Bill is that you?
Yeah man. It’s Hillary. She caught me again.
Uh, well, wait because I don’t have my teleprompter right now.
It’s one of Monica’s relatives; she just turned 20 and showed up at a function. I couldn’t help it
No matter what… It wasn’t you

How do you do it? Cus they caught me red handed stain on the dress and all
You got away with Solyndra, Bengazi, and you can’t roll a Bowling Ball
How could I forget that a woman could save some sample seed
You spent 2.6 times faster than bush while families can’t afford to eat

Keep your likeability up to a max
Never let’em see you sweat. just relax
Call’em penalties if it’s really a tax
And the media will cover your tracks

To be a true playa never ever,ever choke
If they catch you in a lie tell em you misspoke
47% don’t care about the math
SO when they got you dead to rights, just laugh.

Your dad and Grand dad were Commies (Uh it wasn’t me)
Your mom and Mentor were too (Uh it wasn’t me)
Your Pastor said “Damn America” (Uh it wasn’t me)
They got you and Miedvedev on Camera (Uh it wasn’t me)
You’re playin with the numbers (Uh it wasn’t me)
You said you’d be transparent (Uh it wasn’t me)
You said Al-Qaida’s on the run (Uh it wasn’t me)
You’re try’in to gut the military (Uh it wasn’t me)

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As usual, Obama claimed on an ABC interview earlier he had nothing to do with the cancellation of WH tours, but today Jay Carney contradicted President Obama today by admitting the White House in fact cancelled tours of the White House, not the Secret Service:


I guess they forgot to collaborate and Carney didn't get the memo....LOL

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Koch Brothers Mulling L.A. Times Bid

Koch Brothers Mulling L.A. Times Bid | Littlebytesnews Current Events |
Two of the world's richest -- and most controversial -- brothers are considering a bid for the Los Angeles Times.
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This would be great because they are Conservatives. We need more wealthy Conservatives to take back the media message from the liberal propagandists who cover up for the DEMs and hide the truth. There was also recent rumor Donald Trump might buy the New York Times...that would be great too because they have been a leftwing propagandist site and news outlet for far too long.


For example, The LA Times is the one who won't release the video or transcript of Rashid Khalidi, a known anti-semite who Obama attended a dinner with prior to his run for President in 2008.


Obama, Ayers, and PLO supporters toast Edward Said's successor, but the press doesn't think it's quite as newsworthy as Sarah Palin's wardrobe. ;


Obama supposedly spoke at the dinner as well. This would likely be a revealing video/audio if it is ever uncovered. Hopefully it hasn't been destroyed by the liberal propagandists already.


In September 2012 the site offered a $100,000 reward for the tape, but nobody came forward with anything credible yet.

The Khalidi tape shows Obama at a 2003 farewell party for radical Palestinian academic and activist Rashid Khalidi, and reportedly features vitriolic anti-Israel rhetoric.

Reporter Peter Wallsten--now with the Wall Street Journal--revealed the existence of the tape in an article on Obama’s pro-Palestinian background. Obama’s participation in the Khalidi event, Wallsten wrote, had led Palestinian-Americans to believe "that Obama is more receptive to their viewpoint than he is willing to say." 

The article was not aimed at vetting Obama’s past; rather, the tape was likely shared with the Times as a means of pressuring Obama by reminding him of his past commitment to the Palestinian cause as he courted pro-Israel voters and donors.

Accordingly, Wallsten seems to have revealed only enough of what was on the video to achieve that aim. While noting that some speakers accused the Israeli government of terrorism and likened Jewish settlers to Osama bin Laden, Wallsten added that Obama "adopted a different tone...and called for finding common ground." 

Wallsten refused to release the Khalidi tape itself, or a transcript thereof, for readers to examine and judge for themselves.

The ties between Obama and Khalidi are deep, going back to the days when Obama served on the board of the Woods Fund with former terrorist Bill Ayers, and provided funds for Khalidi’s Arab American Action Network. 

The Obama and Khalidi families also developed close personal friendships, which--by Obama’s own admission--affected the way he approached the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Middle East as a whole.

Notably, Obama's reluctance to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel could reflect Khalidi's influence. 

Khalidi told Israel's Ha'aretz newspaper in 2008 that his family roots in Jerusalem date back more than 500 years, and that his uncle was the mayor of Jerusalem from 1935-7, a key period in the history of the conflict.


Tom Hauck's comment, March 13, 2013 10:42 PM
I promise you...PROMISE you...if there were ANY chance the sale would be done...a Leftist billionaire would magically appear and the sale would go to them instead. Remember when Rush tried to buy into the pro NFL team...and the Leftist media and celebs went insane. The deal was squashed....It would be the same here...
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Nobody on the Left would allow the sale to be completed...including the Government...because the LA Times is sitting on a very controversial video of Obama with our outspoken terrorist enemies at a convention...Not something that Obama wants out...which is why the ever-compliant media is hiding it...


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You are likely right about this...just as the rumor of Trump possibly purchasing the NYTimes
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Wash. man suspected in death of grandparents captured at Oregon motel

Wash. man suspected in death of grandparents captured at Oregon motel | Littlebytesnews Current Events |
 Michael Chad Boysen, 26, is considered extremely dangerous and has tried to obtain guns, police said Monday.
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Good to hear, what an ungrateful thug. They threw a party for him when he was released from jail and the thanks they got was murdered. What a worthless loser. I hope he gets the life in prison without parole if not the death penalty.

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Women Accidentally Shot by LAPD Won't Get New Truck, Despite Promises

Women Accidentally Shot by LAPD Won't Get New Truck, Despite Promises | Littlebytesnews Current Events |
After their truck was plugged with more than 100 bullets, two women accidentally shot by the LAPD in the manhunt for Christopher Dorner are not getting the replacement vehicle they were promised over a month ago.

According to Jonas, LAPD and Galpin Ford wanted his clients to pose for a photo opportunity and pay income tax on the truck. The women no longer want the truck after they were told they needed to fill out a 1099 form for the donation, Jonas said Monday.

"You tried to murder the woman, now you're telling her she can't have a four-wheel drive, you're telling her she can't sell it and you've got to be taxed on it?" Jonas said. "How would anyone react to that?"

Jonas plans on filing a government claim, which is a precursor to any lawsuit filed against a government agency. He said he felt the truck was being touted as a "reward or prize" instead of a sincere gesture by the LAPD.

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Insanity....that's the least they can do after they nearly killed her. I guess she will have to sue for attempted murder and endangerment instead.

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The Original Tea Party - Schoolhouse Rock - No more Kings, No More Taxation Without Representation

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What ever happened to School House Rock?? I thought it was great and the only educational shows for kids are about global warming and other liberal nonsense. 
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President Obamas numbers plummet in New York - Politico

President Obamas numbers plummet in New York - Politico | Littlebytesnews Current Events |
Politico President Obamas numbers plummet in New York Politico President Barack Obama's approval rating in New York fell precipitously in the past month, according to a poll released Monday, and three-fifths of the state's registered voters now...
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About'd think they would have been in the low 30's or negatives nationally by now after the mess he's been making.

Tanner Mathews's curator insight, March 13, 2013 9:56 PM

It is basicly saying that during obamas first few months his approval rating is going down by aproximetly 2/3. obama is trying to do the right thing but he is jumping into thigs too fast.

Brandon Cole's curator insight, March 15, 2013 10:15 AM

This article talks about how Obama's approval rating in New York plummeted last month. Even though it went down in New York it only went down 19 points nationally.

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'That Is Completely False': Kirsten Powers And Conservative Guest ...

'That Is Completely False': Kirsten Powers And Conservative Guest ... | Littlebytesnews Current Events |
During an America's Newsroom political panel on Fox today, liberal contributor Kirsten Powers and her conservative colleague Tony Sayegh got into a pretty tense argument over President Obama's fiscal reforms and whether ...
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Sometimes she's on the right side of an issue and other times her liberalism comes out...I guess she is still a Democrat after all...just not as far left as Obummer...

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Ted Cruz praises Paul, responds to McCain in speech about ‘principle’

Ted Cruz praises Paul, responds to McCain in speech about ‘principle’ | Littlebytesnews Current Events |
The conservative takes a jab at McCain, praises Paul.
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McRINO should retire in shame...before he loses more respect for his service to our country. It's time to get rid of the old and in with the new and improved.

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GHOST SHIP: Abandoned Russian Cruise Liner Adrift in North Atlantic

GHOST SHIP: Abandoned Russian Cruise Liner Adrift in North Atlantic | Littlebytesnews Current Events |
German Flew 2 Years Before Wright Brothers, Researcher ClaimsPHOTOS: Aviation Pioneer Gustav Whitehead PHOTOS: Crazy Cases of Simultaneous Invention
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RIFLE RUCKUS: Online Gun Buy Brings Heat to Giffords' Husband

RIFLE RUCKUS: Online Gun Buy Brings Heat to Giffords' Husband | Littlebytesnews Current Events |
VIDEO: The Student Suspension Epidemic Over Gun Games Near-Universal Gun Background Checks OK'd By Senate PanelColorado Gun Package Advances Oklahoma House Approves Bill to Allow Armed Teachers in Schools JOIN THE LIVE CHAT...
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Reuters: Obama Admin To Let Spy Agencies Scour Americans' Finances

Reuters: Obama Admin To Let Spy Agencies Scour Americans' Finances | Littlebytesnews Current Events |
EXCLUSIVE - U.S. to let spy agencies scour Americans' financesBy Emily Flitter and Stella Dawson and Mark Hosenball(Reuters) - The Obama administration is drawing up plans to give all U.S.
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What happened to the right to privacy and the right from search and seizure without a warrant??

Tanner Mathews's curator insight, March 13, 2013 10:07 PM

This is an artical that says that obama wants to let spy agencies watch what we buy. they say that it will crack down on illigal activity. 

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Obama Statement: ‘Warm Wishes to His Holiness Pope Francis’

Obama Statement: ‘Warm Wishes to His Holiness Pope Francis’ | Littlebytesnews Current Events |
The conclave to elect the next pope will begin on March 12, the Vatican said a week after former Pope Benedict XVI's resignation.
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Statement From President Obama

On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I offer our warm wishes to His Holiness Pope Francis as he ascends to the Chair of Saint Peter and begins his papacy. As a champion of the poor and the most vulnerable among us, he carries forth the message of love and compassion that has inspired the world for more than two thousand years—that in each other we see the face of God. As the first pope from the Americas, his selection also speaks to the strength and vitality of a region that is increasingly shaping our world, and alongside millions of Hispanic Americans, those of us in the United States share the joy of this historic day. Just as I appreciated our work with Pope Benedict XVI, I look forward to working with His Holiness to advance peace, security and dignity for our fellow human beings, regardless of their faith. We join with people around the world in offering our prayers for the Holy Father as he begins the sacred work of leading the Catholic Church in our modern world.


Nice thoughts...but will he follow through with his words and respect the Catholic Church and stop imposing his policies of abortion and contraception on members of the Church?? Under Obamacare we are losing religious liberty in this country for the first time, it's time to overturn Obamacare and put an end to this monstrosity.

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Carney: White House Cancelled Tours

Carney: White House Cancelled Tours | Littlebytesnews Current Events |
Jay Carney contradicted President Obama today by admitting the White House in fact cancelled tours of the White House, not the Secret Service:
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Related: Video: The "Wasn't Me" President--Carney Contradicts Obama's Claim On Cancelling WH Tours ;


Obama's a liar liar with his pants on fire....

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Pope Francis I:Jorge Mario Bergoglio-The First Jesuit Pope;Jesuits rescued Jews during Holocaust

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, SJ (born December 17, 1936) is the pope.

Jorge Bergoglio was born in Buenos Aires, one of the five children of an Italian railway worker and his wife. After studying at the seminary in Villa Devoto, he entered the Society of Jesus on March 11, 1958. Bergoglio obtained a licentiate in philosophy from the Colegio Máximo San José in San Miguel, and then taught literature and psychology at the Colegio de la Inmaculada in Santa Fe, and the Colegio del Salvador in Buenos Aires. He was ordained to the priesthood on December 13, 1969, by Archbishop Ramón José Castellano. He attended the Philosophical and Theological Faculty of San Miguel, a seminary in San Miguel. Bergoglio attained the position of novice master there and became professor of theology.

Impressed with his leadership skills, the Society of Jesus promoted Bergoglio and he served as provincial for Argentina from 1973 to 1979. He was transferred in 1980 to become the rector of the seminray in San Miguel where had had studied. He served in that capacity until 1986. He completed his doctoral dissertation in Germany and returned to his homeland to serve as confessor and spiritual director in Córdoba.

Bergoglio is an accomplished theologian who distanced himself from liberation theology early in his career. He is thought to be close to Comunione e Liberazione, a conservative lay movement.

Abortion and euthanasia

Cardinal Bergoglio has invited his clergy and laity to oppose both abortion and euthanasia.[3]


He has affirmed church teaching on homosexuality, though he teaches the importance of respecting individuals who are homosexual. He strongly opposed legislation introduced in 2010 by the Argentine Government to allow same-sex marriage.

In a letter to the monasteries of Buenos Aires, he wrote: "Let's not be naive, we're not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God." He has also insisted that adoption by homosexuals is a form of discrimination against children.

His doctrinal orthodoxy emphasizes Christ's mandate to love: he is well remembered for his 2001 visit to a hospice, in which he washed and kissed the feet of twelve AIDS patients.

Social justice

He consistently preaches a message of compassion towards the poor

Bergoglio prefers to emphasize spirituality and holiness, believing that this will naturally lead to greater concern for the suffering of the poor. He has, however, voiced support for social programs, and publicly challenged free-market policies.

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We have a new Pope....praise the Lord, may he be a true leader and renew the spirit of Christ this Lenten season and continue to lead the Church during the Year of Faith closer to God and bring more people closer to Christ.


More on the first Jesuit Pope:

The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu, S.J., SJ orSI) is a Christian male religious order of the Roman Catholic Church. The members are called Jesuits and are also known colloquially as "God's Marines",[2] these being references to founder Ignatius of Loyola's military background and members' willingness to accept orders anywhere in the world and live in extreme conditions. The society is engaged in evangelization and apostolic ministry in 112 nations on six continents. The society's founding principles are contained in the documentFormula of the Institute, written by Ignatius of Loyola. Jesuits are known for their work in education (founding schools, colleges, universities and seminaries), intellectual research, and cultural pursuits, and for theirmissionary efforts. Jesuits also give retreats, minister in hospitals and parishes and promote social justice andecumenical dialogue.

 Rule 13 of Ignatius' Rules for Thinking with the Church said: "That we may be altogether of the same mind and in conformity [...], if [the Church] shall have defined anything to be black which to our eyes appears to be white, we ought in like manner to pronounce it to be black."

As part of their service to the Roman Church, the Jesuits encouraged people to continue their obedience to scripture as interpreted by Catholic doctrine. Ignatius is known to have written: "...: I will believe that the white that I see is black if the hierarchical Church so defines it."[16]

Ignatius and the early Jesuits did recognize, though, that the hierarchical Church was in dire need of reform. Some of their greatest struggles were against corruption, venality, and spiritual lassitude within the Roman Catholic Church. Ignatius's insistence on an extremely high level of academic preparation for ministry, for instance, was a deliberate response to the relatively poor education of much of the clergy of his time. The Jesuit vow against "ambitioning prelacies" was a deliberate effort to prevent greed for money or power invading Jesuit circles.

In Latin America,the Jesuits have had significant influence in the development of liberation theology, a movement which has been highly controversial in the Catholic theological community and condemned byPope John Paul II on several fundamental aspects.

The spirituality practiced by the Jesuits, called Ignatian spirituality, ultimately based on the Catholic faith and the gospels, is drawn from the "Constitutions", "The Letters", and "Autobiography", and most specially from St. Ignatius' "Spiritual Exercises", whose purpose is "to conquer oneself and to regulate one's life in such a way that no decision is made under the influence of any inordinate attachment."

The society is headed by a Superior General. In the Jesuit order, the formal title of the Superior General isPraepositus Generalis, Latin for "provost-general", more commonly called Father General or General, who is elected by the General Congregation for life or until he resigns, is confirmed by the Pope, and has absolute authority in running the society. The current Superior General of the Jesuits is the Spanish Jesuit, Fr. Adolfo Nicolás Pachón who was elected on 19 January 2008.

He is assisted by "assistants", four of whom are "assistants for provident care" and serve as general advisors and a sort of inner council to the superior general, and several other regional assistants each of whom heads an "assistancy", which is either a geographic area (for instance, the North American Assistancy) or an area of ministry (for instance, higher education). The assistants normally reside with the Superior General in Rome.

Although in the first 30 years of the existence of the Society of Jesus there were many Jesuit conversos(Catholic-convert Jews),[50] an anti-converso faction led to the Decree de genere (1593) which proclaimed that either Jewish or Muslim ancestry, no matter how distant, was an insurmountable impediment for admission to the Society of Jesus.[51] The 16th-century Decree de genere remained in exclusive force until the 20th century, when it was repealed in 1946.

Within the Roman Catholic Church, there has existed a sometimes tense relationship between Jesuits and the Vatican due to questioning of official Church teaching and papal directives, such as those on abortion,[53][54] birth control,[55][56][57][58] women deacons,[59] homosexuality, and liberation theology.[60][61] Usually this theological free thinking is academically oriented, being prevalent at the university level. From this standpoint, the function of this debate is less to challenge the magisterium than illustrate the church's ability to compromise in a pluralist society based on shared values which do not always align with religious teachings.[62] The last two Popes have appointed Jesuits to powerful positions in the Church; John Paul II appointed Roberto Tucci, S.J., to the College of Cardinals, after serving as the chief organizer of papal trips and public events. Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI have appointed 10 Jesuit Cardinals to notable jobs.

Twelve Jesuit priests have been formally recognized by Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority in Jerusalem, for risking their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust of World War II.

Several other Jesuits are known to have rescued or given refuge to Jews during that period.[64] A plaque commemorating the 152 Jesuit priests who gave of their lives during the Holocaust was installed at Rockhurst University, a Jesuit university, in Kansas City, Missouri, United States, in April 2007, the first such plaque in the world.

The Nazi regime considered the Jesuits one of their most dangerous enemies. ;



I've seen him referred to as Pope Francis I or Pope Francis

Cardinal Bergolio was elected Pope Francis I by the 2013 Conclave. ;



Pope Francis I should be a strong defender of persecuted religious believers of all faiths. The world is in dire need of such leadership.

Religious persecution is the gravest human-rights abuse of our day, both in its global reach and the numbers affected and in its implications for regional stability and world peace. When Congress enacted and President Clinton signed into law the International Religious Freedom Act in 1998, the United States became a world leader in the defense of religious freedom, with the high point of American leadership being a negotiated end to a religious conflict in South Sudan that had taken some 2 million lives. But it is a world leader no more. Washington has abdicated that role even as religious repression is intensifying internationally.


Pope Francis I should build on his two predecessors’ endeavors to bring aid and comfort to those who suffer for their religious beliefs.

littlebytesnews's curator insight, March 13, 2013 4:02 PM

It sounds like we have a Pope we can all be proud of, especially if you are also a Catholic. I look forward to learning more about him and hearing what he has to say and teach. He's considered a 'man of the people' and refused to live in the Cardinal dwellings and chose public transportation over limos. He chose to cook his own food and raged against the legalization of contraceptives in Argentina and chose the humble name of Francis, after St. Francis of Assisi, who believed in reaching out to the poor.

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Winnie Mandela May Face Fresh Murder Probe

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is at the centre of allegations over the death of two activists in 1988 as a murder inquiry is launched.
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Video: St. Louis Man Swallowed Into 14th Golf Hole By 18ft Deep Sinkhole

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  Golfer Mike Mihal, swallowed by a sinkhole. Image credit: Mike Peters/ Photo A relaxing day on the golf course went south when Mark Mihal a mortgage broker from the St.


A relaxing day on the golf course went south when Mark Mihal a mortgage broker from the St. Louis suburb of  Creve Coeur, found himself 18 feet underground on the 14th hole.

Mihal, 43, and his friends were golfing at the Annbriar Golf Course in Waterloo, Ill., a course that Mihal had played  several dozen times over the past 10 years, he told theSt. Louis Post-Dispatch.

“I was standing in the middle of the fairway,” Mihal told the Post-Dispatch Monday. “Then, all of a sudden, before I knew it, I was underground.”

Russ Nobbe, the general manager of  Annbriar, told ABC News  he was standing right outside the  pro shop when the golf pro came running outside to tell him that a player had fallen into a 10-foot-wide sinkhole.

Nobbe said he loaded a rope and a ladder into his golf cart and headed over to the 14thhole.

Once on the scene, Nobbe said he  stuck the ladder down the hole for Mihal to climb up, but Mihal had dislocated his shoulder during the fall and couldn’t make his way up the ladder by himself.

A friend climbed down and swung  a rope around Mihal’s waist, pulling him to safety, reported the Post-Dispatch.

“His playing partners and myself are the ones who got him out of the hole,”  Nobbe told ABC News.

By the time Mihal was out of  the hole, police and an ambulance had arrived at the scene, said Nobbe.

“He just couldn’t have picked worse timing,” Philip Moss, a geologist who knows the area well, told ABC News.  ”[The sinkhole] would have fallen in certainly in the next rain even if he wasn’t there.”

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Crazy world we live in when your home and a person can be swallowed up by the earth...thankfully in this case the golfer was saved, unlike the man who died in FL recently as he was sucked up by a sinkhole that took him and his entire bedroom into a hole underground, never to be found again.


Thankfully this guy survived and it has a happy ending. I don't know if I'd trust the ground to go golfing there again though.


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The rescue took less than 20 minutes, but Mihal said his mind quickly went to an incident two weeks ago in Seffner, Fla., where a sleeping man dropped into a huge sinkhole that opened beneath his bedroom. Authorities never recovered the body of that victim, Jeffrey Bush, 36.

“That certainly went through my mind when I was down there,” Mihal said. “It looked like it was more room to go down (in the hole). I wasn’t too happy to be in there.”

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Senate Dem budget includes nearly $1 trillion in new taxes - All DEMs know is taxing and spending

Senate Dem budget includes nearly $1 trillion in new taxes - All DEMs know is taxing and spending | Littlebytesnews Current Events |
The first budget from Senate Democrats in four years includes nearly $1 trillion in new taxes but would not balance the budget.
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Instead of cuts in spending on waste and reforming entitlements...the DEMs only know one thing besides spending, but taxing.

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Congressman: ‘We are going from catastrophe to catastrophe, and that’s really how this President operates’ [VIDEO]

Congressman: ‘We are going from catastrophe to catastrophe, and that’s really how this President operates’ [VIDEO] | Littlebytesnews Current Events |
'I'd like to see how regular order works'
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Obama is a catastrophe 

Tom Hauck's comment, March 12, 2013 5:32 PM
That's been the Leftist SOP for a long time. I don't get why Congressmen seem unable to see what's this is. We do. It's a strategy from Alinsky and Marx...overwhem and destroy from the inside. Our economy gets weaker...yet Obama finds a crisis around every corner to push and exploit to drain ever more money from the economy. Notice how many flu outbreaks we've had...all being described as "deadly"... Only recently has an epidemic been so decided on the deaths of a few hundred out of hundreds of millions... This Leftist group has tried climate as a pathway to control over us...and now they proceeded into healthcare. They want to control your sugary drinks and food intake because hundred of "obese" people die every year from being too fat...while at the same NOTHING for unborn healthy babies who are slaughtered by the thousands each year. So why do they seem to get away with this phony "we care" mask...? How stupid are we to fall for this every time..?
littlebytesnews's comment, March 16, 2013 2:30 PM
We don't fall for it, the stupid liberal sheeple do
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Lawmakers eye new taxes on guns, ammo in latest wave of legislation

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Lawmakers eye new taxes on guns, ammo in latest wave of legislation
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If you can't ban 'em, tax 'em.
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