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  1. "A mercy as severe as death, a severity as merciful as love" (C.S. Lewis).
  2. Paul, what pocket were they in?
  3. There's nothing about anyone's donation in the above.
  4. I trust you're not suggesting that we do likewise as fundraising for other organizations on these forums is "verboten."
  5. The ACLU is un-American.
  6. Without knowing when and where this order came from, there is no way for me to verify an anecdotal story. The right to practice one's religion is constitutional and this story flies in the face of "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." aka the Free Exercise Clause. How can any command give such an illegal order, and how did it plan to enforce it as military personnel are not required to follow illegal orders?
  7. During Desert Storm, CentCom had sent a directive that all personnel deployed to Saudi Arabia shouldn't flaunt their non-Muslim faiths in front of the Saudis. But with the exception of our brigade chaplain -- who wore a removable Velcro cross on his Kevlar helmet -- no one in my unit took the directive that seriously. http://www.nytimes.com/1990/12/22/world/standoff-in-the-gulf-out-of-saudi-view-us-force-allows-religious-their-rites.html?pagewanted=all
  8. Erythromycin is an effective treatment for pneumonia and most Gram-positive bacteria.
  9. from PM: "The World Wide Web celebrated its 28th year on Sunday, marking—for better or worse—almost three decades of easy access to information. Happy birthday, web. The web's creator, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who has spent 28 years watching his invention grow—for better or worse—into its current mutation, outlined what he perceives are the three biggest threats for web users that have surfaced in the last year. "In an open letter for the Web Foundation, Berners-Lee identified the first threat as our inability to control personal data. We trade personal data for content and then have no say in where that data goes next, and who's making a profit off it. That data makes it near impossible to stay anonymous on the web, which was invented by Berners-Lee to provide universal access to the free flow of information, from anonymous sources or not. 'It creates a chilling effect on free speech and stops the web from being used as a space to explore important topics, like sensitive health issues, sexuality or religion....'" http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/security/a25654/biggest-online-threats/?src=socialflowFB&src=socialflowTW&src=socialflowTW Berners-Lee said the other two threats are misinformation and political ads.
  10. As commissioned officers, all chaplains have to swear the following oath. "I, _____ (SSAN), having been appointed an officer in the Army of the United States, as indicated above in the grade of _____ do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same ... (DA Form 71) Of course, former Army Medical Corps psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan undoubtedly swore the same oath.
  11. The "purge" began in late 1993.
  12. Rabbis are also actual Chaplains. "Since 2001, six Muslim chaplains have joined the force. There are also six Orthodox chaplains and 10 Jewish chaplains on active duty...." https://www.army.mil/article/62568 In the US Army, Jewish Chaplains were always in the minority.
  13. The new (as of Dec 1993); the older crest had the two icons below -- cross and tablet with Mogen David -- on the pages of the book under the dove.
  14. Apparently the Army was satisfied after it removed any semblance of Judeo-Christianity from its own chaplaincy's regimental crest. The other branches of the US armed forces also followed suit except for the USAF, which is now under a great deal of pressure from the Freedom from Religion humanist cult to kowtow to secularism.
  15. How could I have disagreed with that when you just posted that I said virtually the same thing you did?