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January 16 2013

surveyork
14:26
TXBlue08, a mother of two teenagers in Texas, blogs about raising her children without religion. She said she shared this essay on CNN iReport because 'I just felt there is not a voice out there for women/moms like me. I think people misunderstand or are fearful of people who don’t believe in God.'
Why I Raise My Children Without God - CNN iReport

January 15 2013

surveyork
11:44

November 10 2012

surveyork
08:13
Those who believe we don't need smart and effective crime-stopping financial regulation have only to look at the smallest independent city-state in the world, Vatican City. The tiny oligarchy is surrounded by Italy and ruled by the Pope. It also has its own bank. If you can't trust the Vatican Bank, whom can you trust? The answer is no one. At least not without proper controls and consequences for wrongdoing in this lifetime.
Janet Tavakoli: Vatican City: True Financial Crime and Murder

October 13 2012

surveyork
13:21
The Italian Catholic Church will be stripped of an historic tax exemption from 2013 after the government upheld a divisive decree under close scrutiny from EU watchdogs.
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Hallelujah!

July 29 2012

surveyork
14:52

One of the holy grails of solar cell technology may have been found, with researchers at UCLA announcing they have created a new organic polymer that produces electricity, is nearly transparent and is more durable and malleable than silicon.

The applications are mind-boggling. Windows that produce electricity. Buildings wrapped in transparent solar cells. Laptops and phones – or even cars or planes – whose outer coverings act as chargers. It might even be sprayed on as a liquid. The promise of cheap and easy-to-apply site-generated solar electricity might now be a lot closer to reality.

July 13 2012

surveyork
10:17

July 12 2012

surveyork
12:23

The European Commission, European Parliament and Member States:

As citizens concerned about the wave of banking crises that are affecting our economies and our livelihoods, we call on you to take action to ensure that bankers are held responsible. This can only be done by introducing strong legislation against market abuse, including criminal sanctions for bankers who ride roughshod over regulations or break our laws.

May 23 2012

surveyork
19:08
<!-- google_ad_section_start(name="story_introduction," weight="high)" --> THE Vatican has denounced as "criminal" a new book of leaked internal documents that shed light on power struggles inside the Holy See and the inner workings of its embattled bank, and warned that it would take legal action against those responsible. <!-- google_ad_section_end(name="story_introduction)" -->

May 16 2012

surveyork
23:10
So, for example, Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan, at the time when he was still "Saint Alan" - hailed by the economics profession as one of the greatest economists of all time (this was before the crash for which he was substantially responsible) - was testifying to Congress in the Clinton years, and he explained the wonders of the great economy that he was supervising. He said a lot of its success was based substantially on what he called "growing worker insecurity". If working people are insecure, if they're part of the precariat, living precarious existences, they're not going to make demands, they're not going to try to get better wages, they won't get improved benefits. We can kick 'em out, if we don't need 'em. And that's what's called a "healthy" economy, technically speaking. And he was highly praised for this, greatly admired.

May 05 2012

surveyork
13:33

Austria has a new religion law. It establishes religious “boards” with representatives from recognized congregations, who can then make decisions about doctrine for all members of that particular faith . . . with or without individual congregations’ consent.

This is the antithesis of religious liberty.

Austrian law shows why church-state separation is so important | Secular News Daily

April 30 2012

surveyork
13:25
ROME: Vatican employees who have been leaking embarrassing letters about corruption and nepotism inside the tiny city state are to be hunted down by a crack squad of cardinals led by a senior member of the religious group Opus Dei.
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surveyork
11:56
Almost 30 years ago the teenage daughter of a Vatican employee disappeared. Now Italian authorities want to know if she’s buried with a Mafia don on the grounds of a Vatican church—and how much Holy See officials know about her disappearance.

June 01 2011

surveyork
15:38
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