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Brown Bagging on the Corner on the latest cop killing of an unarmed African American this time in Cincinatti, vulture fund at basis of austerity in Puerto Rico, Obama in Africa, Trump still leading the GOP clown show for President, and other current events with Vee Fusilier and Chris Cathcart of One Diaspora Group. 1:30p EST The call-in number is 347-857-1436.
Like a dog with a bone, those who dictate policy for their puppets in Congress will not let go of the idea of using the issue of the national debt to impose austerity measures on Americans in order to continue to feed on corporate welfare provided at the government trough through taxes paid disproportionately by the less well off.If you haven't figured out what that means, you will want to listen to this episode of Taking Back America, where we discuss the relation between national debt, the American system of corporate welfare, and the means by which the economic elite who rule America intend to continue to strip the wealth of America to the bone.Our guest on Tuesday, October 22 at 3 PM PST/ 6 PM EST is our resident economic expert Karl Eysenbach, who blogs at Old New Left on OpenSalon.com.This show will be rebroadcast on November 2 at 9 AM PST/ 12 PM EST on the Star Com Radio network.Take Back America for the People is an educational nonprofit whose mission is to educate the American public on true costs of corporate control of the US government.Know the truth and the truth will set us free.
The Grexodus is real. It has been triggered by a financial crisis. So will yours.
The Greek diaspora is massive – proportionally greater even than the British. The free movement of people is a hallmark of any progressive civilisation. But when austerity measures have cast more than half of young people into unemployment, the loss of more than 150,000 graduates from a population where only five million are available to contribute to national wellbeing does not bode well for the future.
The figures are stark. Classically just over half the Greek population is not available to work; this proportion of children, pensioners and those in poor health is little different to other countries. So, of around 11 million people, the entire economy must be supported by around five million – but only 3.6 million Greeks are currently employed. 1.4 million are without work. Nearly half of those (0.64m) are aged less than 35 years.
Estimates of the scale of the Greek exodus vary. Some counts suggest that 75% of the 200,000 emigrants since 2010 are graduates – a brain drain that hardly encourages investment in new start-up enterprises. Add to that the lack of bank funding for small businesses and the ever-tightening noose of welfare cuts, and it’s no surprise that well-educated young people are flying out.
Grexodus, not Grexit: the Greater Greek Tragedy
Rebroadcast of the long running radio program, "The Ave Maria Hour", a presentation of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. www.AtonementFriars.org
St. Catherine of Bologna, Virgin (Patroness of Artists) Feast - March 9th Born in 1413, Catherine de Vigri was the daughter of a diplomatic agent of the Marquis of Ferrara. At the age of eleven, she was appointed maid of honor to the daughter of the Marquis and shared her training and education. When the daughter eventually married, she wanted Catherine to remain in her service, but Catherine left the court and became a Franciscan Tertiary at the age of fourteen.
Catherine had determined to live a life of perfection, and was admired by her companions for her holiness. Eventually her Community became part of the Poor Clares. She soon began to experience visions of Christ and Satan, and wrote of her experiences, one of which occurred one Christmas. Through her efforts with Pope Nicholas V, the Poor Clare convent at Ferrara erected an enclosure, and Catherine was appointed Superioress. The reputation of the Community for its holiness and austerity became widespread. She then was appointed Superioress of a new convent in Bologna.
In Lent of 1463, Catherine became seriously ill, and she died on March 9th. Buried without a coffin, her body was exhumed eighteen days later because of cures attributed to her and also because of the sweet scent coming from her grave. Her body was found to be incorrupt and remains so today in the Church of the Poor Clare convent in Bologna. She was canonized in 1712.
St. Catherine eagerly responded to her call to lead the religious life. Her piety, charity, and kindness attracted many to follow her along the road to perfection. The beauty of her life and death encourages us to resolve to live in perfect charity as a Lenten goal.
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