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by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kansas City Bishops' Statement on Health Care
Replies: 10
Views: 2509

Re: Kansas City Bishops' Statement on Health Care

The statement of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops on this topic was previously posted by RebLem on another thread. Published on National Catholic Reporter (http://ncronline.org) Who Speaks for the Bishops on Health Care? NCR Editorial What is the first principle Catholics should consider when ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: George F Will: Let's leave Afghanistan
Replies: 28
Views: 1972

Re: George F Will: Let's leave Afghanistan

I agree with Will. We ought to get out of Afghanistan immediately. And a few other places as well. Wounded American soldiers being butchered on the battlefield and American soldiers not returning home at all is what awaits us. Who are we serving in Afghanistan? And at what cost? The cost to American...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kansas City Bishops' Statement on Health Care
Replies: 10
Views: 2509

Kansas City Bishops' Statement on Health Care

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 Kansas City Bishops Issue Joint Health Care Reform Pastoral Statement Following is a joint pastoral statement by Kansas City, Kansas Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann and Kansas City – St. Joseph Bishop Robert W. Finn: Principles of Catholic Social Teaching and Health Care Refo...
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: US Jews protest Catholic salvation text
Replies: 101
Views: 7115

Re: US Jews protest Catholic salvation text

Christians of course also see this presence of God manifested in the coming of the Messiah, his death and resurrection, and in the Holy Spirit he sent to build His Church. This understanding of the Messiah has nothiong to do with Judaism. It has MUCH to do with Judaism. But you were driving towards...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Corlyss, a neighbor knows why we need health care reform
Replies: 17
Views: 1271

Re: Corlyss, a neighbor knows why we need health care reform

The following is a letter to the editor of Corlyss's home town newspaper, the Logan (UT) Herald-Journal. RebLem Health care reform needed Published Monday, August 24, 2009 1:40 AM CDT To the editor: It is hard for someone who has had good health and is under the illusion that they are covered to un...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: US Jews protest Catholic salvation text
Replies: 101
Views: 7115

Re: US Jews protest Catholic salvation text

One more quote of some relevance occurs to me now. A very wise rabbi and professor, Abraham Joshua Heschel, descendant of many generations of (Orthodox) rabbis said "We understand God through our own limitations." I would suggest bearing that in mind when reading what anyone, Saul or I or anybody e...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anyone familiar with this Ravel work?
Replies: 13
Views: 1597

Re: Anyone familiar with this Ravel work?

Soprano Sumi Jo sings this on her Prayer CD. It is a song for the dead, I believe.
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Musical Vienna
Replies: 25
Views: 4053

Re: Musical Vienna

My sense of it is that 19th-century England was so bound up with the Industrial Revolution, and with making money, that the arts really didn't have a chance. It's not just classical music that didn't amount to much there during the 19th century; theatre too didn't amount to much. Except for the Iri...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Musical Vienna
Replies: 25
Views: 4053

Re: Musical Vienna

The distinction is probably a retrospective one, based on the presence of Beethoven in that city and, until 1809, Haydn as well. In his memoirs, Berlioz states unequivocally that Paris is the musical capital of Europe. Paris may have had a larger, better musically educated public at THAT point in t...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Congressman Brian Baird hears from a Marine on 8/18/2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1978

Re: Congressman Brian Baird hears from a Marine on 8/18/2009

I heard this on Rush's program a few days ago. This Marine's honest, truthful remarks capture the decadence of the political class in our time. If only people like him were governing us, rather than the empty suits and empty skirts we currently have.
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cultural Roots of European Anti-Americanism
Replies: 8
Views: 1827

Re: Cultural Roots of European Anti-Americanism

I have a really nice book on the subject; "Anti-Americanism" by Jean-Francois Revel, Encounter Books, 2000. I highly recommend it.
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: US Jews protest Catholic salvation text
Replies: 101
Views: 7115

Re: US Jews protest Catholic salvation text

This is an inevitable tension that cannot be eliminated. If the Catholic Church didn't say and fully believe what Benedict, John Paul11 and the Fathers of the Church have said and believed for 2000 years, it wouldn't be the Catholic Church. It would be a social club. Just look at what happens to th...
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: US Jews protest Catholic salvation text
Replies: 101
Views: 7115

Re: US Jews protest Catholic salvation text

This is an inevitable tension that cannot be eliminated. If the Catholic Church didn't say and fully believe what Benedict, John Paul11 and the Fathers of the Church have said and believed for 2000 years, it wouldn't be the Catholic Church. It would be a social club. Just look at what happens to th...
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: US Jews protest Catholic salvation text
Replies: 101
Views: 7115

Re: US Jews protest Catholic salvation text

This is an inevitable tension that cannot be eliminated. If the Catholic Church didn't say and fully believe what Benedict, John Paul11 and the Fathers of the Church have said and believed for 2000 years, it wouldn't be the Catholic Church. It would be a social club. Just look at what happens to th...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Whole Foods Alternative to Obamacare
Replies: 12
Views: 1327

Re: The Whole Foods Alternative to Obamacare

So given the choice between having a plan paid for directly by revenue from individual taxpayers and continuing to pay huge premiums for all his employees, Mr. Mackey favors the latter? I don't think so. What I think is that he sees that continuing mandatory employer contributions, already a huge c...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Whole Foods Alternative to Obamacare
Replies: 12
Views: 1327

The Whole Foods Alternative to Obamacare

* The Wall Street Journal This is a great article from a man who's business it is to know how to be healthy: * AUGUST 11, 2009, 7:30 P.M. ET The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare Eight things we can do to improve health care without adding to the deficit. By JOHN MACKEY "The problem with socialis...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: US Jews protest Catholic salvation text
Replies: 101
Views: 7115

Re: US Jews protest Catholic salvation text

This is an inevitable tension that cannot be eliminated. If the Catholic Church didn't say and fully believe what Benedict, John Paul11 and the Fathers of the Church have said and believed for 2000 years, it wouldn't be the Catholic Church. It would be a social club. Just look at what happens to the...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Thomas Sowell on Obamacare
Replies: 0
Views: 446

Thomas Sowell on Obamacare

August 19, 2009, 0:00 a.m. That’s Where the Money Is Geezers beware Obamacare. By Thomas Sowell When famed bank robber Willie Sutton was asked why he robbed banks, he said: “Because that’s where the money is.” For the same reason, it is as predictable as the sunrise that medical care for the elderly...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Palin says Obama's health care plan is evil
Replies: 57
Views: 3851

Re: Palin says Obama's health care plan is evil

I really love it when people fabricate, and that's exactly what I mean, an entirely unconvincing dystopian future scenario as a reason for rejecting needed change in the present. It's as though I objected to improving school lunches because it would distort the agriconomy and open the way to a futu...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ethnic Diversity and Social Cohesion
Replies: 17
Views: 1844

Re: Ethnic Diversity and Social Cohesion

Some clear policy implications follow. What we want are immigrants who are most likely to be cooperative, trustworthy, and concerned about the welfare of the community. No one has any simple, reliable way of ascertaining whether an individual possesses these qualities. But we do have a simple, reli...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Palin says Obama's health care plan is evil
Replies: 57
Views: 3851

Re: Palin says Obama's health care plan is evil

"Egomaniac statist," "fawning support of the state owned media (sic)" "the professors" (we've got one or two here). "The Hollywood elite and the decadent wing of the popular culture," "he is......not the Messiah but a deeply misguided career politician who is taking America in the wrong direction. ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Palin says Obama's health care plan is evil
Replies: 57
Views: 3851

Re: Palin says Obama's health care plan is evil

History didn't begin in 2000? I seem to remember some things much before 2000 and have read about stuff even before my time, so you must be right about that. I do seem to remember that after the Clinton years, it was indeed during the Bush years that the middle class began to feel squeezed badly. W...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Palin says Obama's health care plan is evil
Replies: 57
Views: 3851

Re: Palin says Obama's health care plan is evil

Cyril, I think I HAVE learned from history, besides having lived through a good bit of it. I understand from having read your posts over time that I'm not likely to convince you that the truths I see are visible to you. Nevertheless we do have the history that tells us that the effects of the FDR-H...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Palin says Obama's health care plan is evil
Replies: 57
Views: 3851

Re: Palin says Obama's health care plan is evil

If that were so, the free-market course taken by the previous Administration should have protected us, shouldn't it? Instead of that, the meltdown, which none less than Mr. Cheney admitted he (they) didn't see coming caused the emergency stimulus voted in the waning days of the Bush Administration....
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kiri Te Kanawa Bows Out
Replies: 5
Views: 1102

Re: Kiri Te Kanawa Bows Out

One of the Greats...truly a Class Act. She will be missed.
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Palin says Obama's health care plan is evil
Replies: 57
Views: 3851

Re: Palin says Obama's health care plan is evil

Thank you for the timely post here. I'll be interested in reading the full Bishop's statement here. I fully support change, access to health care, smarter use of resources, etc...and fully accord with the Bishop's general statement saying health care is very important. This change and these goals, ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Palin says Obama's health care plan is evil
Replies: 57
Views: 3851

Re: Palin says Obama's health care plan is evil

Thank you for the timely post here. I'll be interested in reading the full Bishop's statement here. I fully support change, access to health care, smarter use of resources, etc...and fully accord with the Bishop's general statement saying health care is very important. This change and these goals, h...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Palin says Obama's health care plan is evil
Replies: 57
Views: 3851

Re: Palin says Obama's health care plan is evil

Yeah I agree this is a mistake to call the plan 'evil,' though I do believe that while such so-called "death panels" may not be an overt intent of Obama's health care plan, that inevitably system bugetary restraints will force them to should the plan eventually pass. In a nutshell this is the inesc...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: US conversatives versus Canadian health care ...
Replies: 72
Views: 4064

Re: US conversatives versus Canadian health care ...

Political Correctness is the social disease of our time. I do my best to inoculate myself. If you look at crossnational data on the impact of medical interventions on outcomes, you will see....we have the best doctors and nurses in the world. :D :lol: But that proves nothing my dear. Somebody claim...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: US conversatives versus Canadian health care ...
Replies: 72
Views: 4064

Re: US conversatives versus Canadian health care ...

It is very interesting for a Canadian like me to read about this debate. I read all your comments and enjoyed each and everyone of them (even if I don't necessarly agree.) Were it not for the fact that we have the best doctors and nurses in the world, that data would be even worse. I am not one to ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: US conversatives versus Canadian health care ...
Replies: 72
Views: 4064

Re: US conversatives versus Canadian health care ...

From my academic advisor (MD and PhD in Economics @ Stanford University): ...The literature on the political economy of health care reform is just not that sophisticated. I'd be interested to see an analysis of that sort, but as far as I'm aware, nothing like that exists. I agree that the status qu...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: US conversatives versus Canadian health care ...
Replies: 72
Views: 4064

Re: US conversatives versus Canadian health care ...

If this is a debate about the quality of care, then Obama has already lost. Polls show that, although we all have had less than terrific experiences with health insurers, most people are generally satisfied with the care they recieve under their plans. People hate how much it costs, and so they emb...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Turning the American Dream into a Nightmare
Replies: 17
Views: 1841

Re: Turning the American Dream into a Nightmare

These are dire times for the United States of America. Never before in my 30 years in Washington have I seen so much critical legislation that will negatively affect our children and grandchildren’s futures rammed through Congress. The majority of the American people, especially our youth, do not k...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schwarzkopf 1958 recital on Audite
Replies: 5
Views: 1882

Re: Schwarzkopf 1958 recital on Audite

This was the same time period that I saw Schwarzkopf give a couple of lieder recitals in Los Angeles. I believe Gerald Moore was the accompanist. I am pretty sure there wasn't any Purcell, Arne or Quilter on the program, but the Wolf, Schubert and Strauss were very much there. I remember one delici...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Racism of Diversity
Replies: 0
Views: 413

The Racism of Diversity

Townhall.com The Racism of Diversity Walter E. Williams Wednesday, July 22, 2009 The U.S. Naval Academy's PowerPoint display explains diversity by saying, "Diversity is all the different characteristics and attributes of individual sailors and civilians which enhance the mission readiness of the Nav...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schwarzkopf 1958 recital on Audite
Replies: 5
Views: 1882

Re: Schwarzkopf 1958 recital on Audite

I've become a fan of Elizabeth Schwarzkoff as I became more knowledgeable of great music and those singers who really set the standard. And she was one of them. EMI has been great in this regards, I have her Schubert Lieder, Mozart songs and arias, and a third CD that offers a mixter of different so...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Eagerly Awaiting Obama's Health Care Reform Pitch Tonight!
Replies: 8
Views: 1163

Re: Eagerly Awaiting Obama's Health Care Reform Pitch Tonight!

I guess he's going to reiterate the things he has already said before: There are 47 million Americans who are uninsured. But it's time for a reality check: 20 million of those people can afford to buy insurance but they just choose not to. Possibly up to a third are illegal aliens. The cost of heal...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama stimulus - Is he lying or just incompetent?
Replies: 27
Views: 2615

Re: Obama stimulus - Is he lying or just incompetent?

Half of the heads of the investment banks in Wall Street who created the paper that got us into this mess where rich elite Democrats, like Rubin and others, who hate Bush. Financiers were the single largest contributors to Obama. They live in the NYC liberal cocoon. The latest stats on the uber-ric...
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama stimulus - Is he lying or just incompetent?
Replies: 27
Views: 2615

Re: Obama stimulus - Is he lying or just incompetent?

And have Pat Buchanan ride to the rescue? If Only! But he's getting on in years and is eventually going to ride off into the sunset. But he is a great thinker who only gets wiser with the passing of years. I highly recommend his somewhat recent book Day of Reckoning If we are lucky, Buchanan's Brig...
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jewish Response to the Obama Cairo Speech
Replies: 25
Views: 3774

Re: Jewish Response to the Obama Cairo Speech

So how is this claim of moral decline due to Western Civ leaving Christianity supported by evidence? Medieval Europe was by all standards much more crime-ridden and corrupt than Modern Europe. So perhaps there are a few more out-of-wedlock pregnancies (likely not that many more) but fewer mass Jew ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jewish Response to the Obama Cairo Speech
Replies: 25
Views: 3774

Re: Jewish Response to the Obama Cairo Speech

Radical ideologies... are the predictable result of that cultural emptying out I am talking about. Not true. Radical ideologies derive from biased, non-holistic education. This includes religious teachings. Also... for example, Revolutionary Communism, derives not from a lack of religion, but from ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jewish Response to the Obama Cairo Speech
Replies: 25
Views: 3774

Re: Jewish Response to the Obama Cairo Speech

Where the practice has become widespread - over the last century - to be exact, the result has always been a progressive weakening, an emptying out of the culture. The idea of radically separating religion from education is a demonstrable failure. Thoughtful, historically aware religious people TOD...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jewish Response to the Obama Cairo Speech
Replies: 25
Views: 3774

Re: Jewish Response to the Obama Cairo Speech

You are missing the most essential point. Genuine education can't be separated from religion. Religion is the single most important vehicle of moral development. The idea that religion and education should be separate, is for the most part, a recent idea, and a terribly bad one at that. I've noted ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama stimulus - Is he lying or just incompetent?
Replies: 27
Views: 2615

Re: Obama stimulus - Is he lying or just incompetent?

Is he lying or just incompetent? Great question. I've gone both ways on this at various times: Obama's profondly misguided, hasn't learned Public Policy 101 and thus remains and unreconstructed idiot liberal, etc....; VS. Obama DOES know exactly what he is doing. He just isn't being honest about wha...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jewish Response to the Obama Cairo Speech
Replies: 25
Views: 3774

Re: Jewish Response to the Obama Cairo Speech

And typically in our time and place, they try to rewrite Christianity to be encompassed within secular-progressivism which is fact, their real religion. But they are hardly responsible for the ignorance, lack of motivation, and poor education prevalent in problematic social groups. ... You may want...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Private sector demands add to cost of health care reform
Replies: 70
Views: 2487

Re: Private sector demands add to cost of health care reform

I don't think whether we agree with you or not is a measure of respect for you. Not taking anything away from you, but yours and your colleagues' are not the only POVs to be considered. Corlyss, I was referring more to Cyril's more or less not answering anything I brought up, as Robb complained--He...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jewish Response to the Obama Cairo Speech
Replies: 25
Views: 3774

Re: Jewish Response to the Obama Cairo Speech

This kind of thinking is so typical of current secular progressives who are unable or unwilling to comprehend something as fundamental and basic as an authoritative tradition. Many secular progressives comprehend authoritative tradition very well, which is why they don't accept it. Think outside th...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A case for rationing health care
Replies: 33
Views: 1701

Re: A case for rationing health care

I take it, Cyril, that you are willing to live with the inchoate mess we're in without even thinking about a way to solve a problem you evidently don't recognize or would rather ignore. And that is supposed to be the American can-do way of solving problems? Werner if you had looked at what I've sai...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Private sector demands add to cost of health care reform
Replies: 70
Views: 2487

Re: Private sector demands add to cost of health care reform

One of the common ways people really misunderstand the problems of big government is to presume that all private companies don't want big government. An important part of the growth of big government is corporations engaging in a variety of forms of rent-seeking. Many will throw their chips in with...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Private sector demands add to cost of health care reform
Replies: 70
Views: 2487

Re: Private sector demands add to cost of health care reform

One of the common ways people really misunderstand the problems of big government is to presume that all private companies don't want big government. An important part of the growth of big government is corporations engaging in a variety of forms of rent-seeking. Many will throw their chips in with...