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Pope’s Views on Climate Change Add Pressure to GOP Religious Candidates; Pope Francis Holds A Master’s Degree In Chemistry

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 17, 2015 by sheriffali

WASHINGTON — As the steamy hurricane season descends on Miami, the city’s Roman Catholic archbishop, Thomas G. Wenski, is planning a summer of sermons, homilies and press events designed to highlight the threat that a warming planet, rising sea levels and more extreme storms pose to his community’s poorest and most vulnerable.

 

His sermons and speeches are meant to amplify the message of Pope Francis’ highly anticipated, highly controversial encyclical on the environment, which the Vatican is expected to unveil on Thursday. A papal encyclical, or teaching document, is among the strongest and most authoritative statements made by the Catholic Church.

 

In a draft of the document leaked on Monday, Francis reiterated the established science that burning fossil fuels are warming the planet, said the impact threatened the world’s poor and called for government policies to cut fossil fuel use.

 

Archbishop Wenski will repeat those messages in his sermons, and he hopes that they will resonate with two members of his flock in particular: Florida’s junior senator, Marco Rubio, and former Gov. Jeb Bush, both Catholics and both Republican presidential candidates.

 

Like many Republicans, Mr. Bush and Mr. Rubio have questioned or denied the established science of human-caused climate change, and have harshly criticized policies designed to tax or regulate the burning of fossil fuels. Both of their campaigns have courted influential and deep-pocketed donors, such as the billionaire brothers Charles G. and David H. Koch, who vehemently oppose such climate policies.

 

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Nurse Kaci Hickox V. Chris Christie and the Republicans Science Deniers!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2014 by sheriffali

People don’t understand but I need attention and if being up here on the bridge in my Birthday Suit will help me, then damn it, I will just sit here. It looks likes locking-up the Nurse may have back-fired. Governor Como deceived me, he said he will stick with me but then Obama pressured him and he caved. What a fool I am.

 

FORT KENT, Maine — A nurse who was confined against her will at a New Jersey hospital after returning from West Africa where she treated Ebola patients said Wednesday that she’s prepared to go to court if the state of Maine tries to quarantine her. However, Maine’s governor said the state will “seek legal authority to enforce the quarantine” on Kaci Hickox.

 

Governor Paul R. LePage issued a statement saying state officials “are very concerned about her safety and health and that of the community” and said that Maine State Police will monitor the residence in Fort Kent where Hickox is staying.

 

“Upon learning the health care worker intends to defy the protocols, the Office of the Governor has been working collaboratively with the State health officials within the Department of Health and Human Services to seek legal authority to enforce the quarantine,” the statement said.

 

Meanwhile, Hickox spoke to NBC’s “Today” show and ABC’s “Good Morning America” from Fort Kent, where her boyfriend is a senior nursing student.

 

She said she has so far abided by the state’s voluntary quarantine. She had no contact with anyone Tuesday and will have no human contact again Wednesday, she said.

“I don’t plan on sticking to the guidelines,” Hickox said on “Today.” ”I remain appalled by these home quarantine policies that have been forced upon me even though I am in perfectly good health.”

 

Her lawyer told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Hickox isn’t willing to cooperate further unless the state lifts “all or most of the restrictions.”

 

Hickox, who volunteered in Africa with Doctors Without Borders, was the first person forced into New Jersey’s mandatory quarantine for people arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport from three West African countries. [CBS]

 

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